Emily S. Khazan Emily smiling in the field

Ph.D. candidate

E-mail: ekhazan@ufl.edu


Current research:

For over a decade, Emily has been interested in tropical landscapes and biodiversity. Her Ph.D. research focuses on the impacts of changing landscapes (by way of climate and land use change) on the diversity and physiology of butterflies. Working in the Colombian Andes, Emily is studying how butterfly traits (size, color, behavior, feeding guild) interact with their landscape to shape local communities. Prior to starting the Interdisciplinary Ecology program, Emily completed her M.Sc which focused on the movement of giant Neotropical damselflies, then worked at Caño Palma Biological Station for which she now serves as the Director of Research and Conservation.