Jeff Siwicke, Research Assistant
Jeff received a B.A. in Geography from the University of South Florida.
Upon graduation, he
lived on Andros Island, Bahamas
for nearly two years where he worked as an environmental educator at Forfar Field Station.
It was there that he
interest in the marine world and was trained as a SCUBA dive master.
Jeff then moved to the Florida Keys where he began working on a charter fishing boat eventually earning a Coast Guard masters license.
From the Keys Jeff moved to Seattle and then Ithaca, NY, where he
continued operating boats and worked for a small craft brewery.
Two winters out of Florida was all it took for him to find his
way to Sanibel and SCCF
At the Marine Lab
, Jeff's boating and diving skills are put to good use.
Since late 2005, he
has been studying the effects of large freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee by monitoring seagrass growth rates and the usable light they receive.
has also been involved with the installation and servicing of the RECON sensors.