Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Florida
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Florida Staff Member


Christa Zweig

Christa Zweig's feet overlooking marsh in the Everglades.

Email: zweigc@wec.ufl.edu
Personal website

Education

  • Ph D Univesity of Florida 2008
  • MS University of Florida 2003
  • BS University of Richmond 1997

Research Interest

My research expertise is vegetation ecology at a community and landscape level. This includes identifying vegetation communities and the environmental drivers that affect them, including anthropogenic disturbance (climate change, hydrologic alterations, etc.) using spatial and non-spatial modeling. These efforts are ultimately to understand the vegetation as habitat and to relate it to the population dynamics of the animals that use the habitat. My particular pet project is using sub-pixel analysis to get more data from LANDSAT for vegetation change analysis.

Research Publications Publication Date
Zweig, C.L., M.A. Burgess, H.F. Percival and W.M. Kitchens. 2015. Use of unmanned aircraft systems to delineate fine-scale vegetation communities. Wetlands. 35(2): 303-309. | Abstract | Download 2015-02-28
Zweig, C.L., K.G. Rice, F.J. Mazzotti, and H. Franklin Percival. Body Condition Factor Analysis for the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). Herpetological Review. 2014. 45(2) pg. 216-218 2014-06-30
Zweig, C.L., B.E. Reichert, and W. M. Kitchens. 2011. Implications of discontinuous elevation gradients on fragmentation and restoration in patterned wetlands. Ecosphere 2(8):art98. doi: 10.1890/ES11-00119.1 2011-04-30
Zweig, C. and W.M. Kitchens. 2008. Effects of landscape gradients on wetland vegetation communities: Information for large-scale restoration. Wetlands. 28(4) 1086–1096. 2008-12-31
Zweig, C. L. and W. M. Kitchens. 2010. The Semiglades: The collision of restoration, social values, and the ecosystem concept. Restoration Ecology 18(2): 138–142. 2010-12-31
R. McCleery, Zweig, C.L., M.A. DeSa, H.F. Percival, and W.M. Kitchens. In review. A novel trapping method for small mammals. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 2014-12-31
DeSa, M., C.L. Zweig, H.F. Percival, W.M. Kitchens, J. Hayes, J.W. Kasbohm. 2012. Comparison of Small Mammal Capture Techniques in Tidal Salt Marshes of the Central Gulf Coast of Florida. Southeastern Naturalist.11(1)89-100. 2012-01-31
Technical Publications Publication Date
Reichert, Brian, Christopher Cattau, Wiley Kitchens, Christa Zweig, Jean Olbert, and Kyle Pias. Demographic, Movement, and Habitat studies of the Endagered Snail Kite in Response to Operational Plans in Water Conservation Area 3A. Annual Report. 2009-10-31
Reichert, Brian, Christopher Cattau, Wiley Kitchens, Christa Zweig, Jean Olbert, and Kyle Pias. Demographic, Movement, and Habitat Studies of the Endangered Snail Kite in Response to Operational Plans in Water Conservation Area 3A. 2011. Annual Report 2011-05-31
Martin, J., W.M. Kitchens, C. Cattau, A. Bowling, S. Stocco, E. Powers, C. Zweig, A. Hotaling, Z. Welch, H. Waddle, and A. Paredes. 2007. Snail Kite Demography: Annual report, 2007. U.S. Geological Survey, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 2007-05-31