Scientific Research

The Preserve is a living laboratory and outdoor classroom for University curricula, research endeavors and other educational programs. Courses such as General Biology, Ecology, Entomology, Herpetology, Ichthyology, Limnology and Art use the Preserve to provide hands-on field experience for students developing their career. Many UNF faculty, graduate and undergraduate students from various departments utilize the Preserve for research and graduate thesis projects, which often result in scientific publications. The Preserve is also presented at various professional and scientific conferences and community events.

Joseph A. Butler, Ph.D. (Biology)

Dale A. Casamatta, Ph.D. (Biology)

Kerry L. Clark, Ph.D. (Public Health)

Daniel C. Moon, Ph.D. (Biology)

Anthony M. Rossi, Ph.D. (Biology)


Author: Kristine Constance Amatuli

Population Structure and Nest Success of Gopher Tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus), and Vegetative Response to Prescribed Burning in Northeast Florida

Author: Holly Stephanie Stocks

A Survey of the Taxonomy of the Cyanobacteria from Northeast Florida, Descriptions of Novel Taxa, and an Investigation into the Factors Which Influence the Epibenthic Cyanobacterial Community


Lemmons, J., A. Bauernfeind and C. Hubbuch. 2013. Sawmill Slough Preserve, University of North Florida. Florida Society of Environmental Analysts (FSEA) Fall Meeting. Palm Beach, FL (poster)

Lemmons, J., C. Hubbuch and A.M. Rossi. 2014. Management of the Sawmill Slough Preserve, University of North Florida. Ecological Society of America (ESA) 99th Annual Meeting: From Oceans to Mountains. Sacramento, CA (poster)

Taylor, J.W., J. Lemmons and C. Hubbuch. 2013. Sawmill Slough Preserve, University of North Florida. Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Annual Conference. Nashville, TN. (Powerpoint)