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Everglades Research and Education Center

Everglades Research and Education Center

Post Doctorate Associates

Dr. Pamela Aracena Santos

Soil, Water and Ecosystem Sciences

pamela.aracena@ufl.edu

 

Dr. Pamela Aracena Santos is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Everglades Research and Education Center, University of Florida. Originally from the Dominican Republic and raised in Miami, FL, she brings a diverse perspective to her research endeavors. Pamela earned her Ph.D. in Soil Science and Plant Nutrition from Selcuk University in Turkey, where she developed a strong foundation in agricultural research.
 
Her current research focuses on evaluating phosphorus (P) reduction in farm basins within the Everglades Agricultural Area (EAA). Specifically, she investigates differences in P reduction among farms implementing similar best management practices (BMPs), aiming to discern the impact of soil chemistry and historical land use on P concentration and loads. Pamela's work is integral to understanding and mitigating nutrient runoff in this critical ecosystem.

 

Dr. Larissa Ferreira Carvalho

Plant Pathology

larissacarvalhof@ufl.edu

Larissa is a postdoctoral research associate in the Plant Pathology Department. She received her PhD in Biological Sciences from Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom, and holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Agronomy/Plant Pathology from the University of Lavras, Brazil. Her research focuses on studying pathogen populations, crop protection methods, and plant-pathogen interactions, with an emphasis on genetic and phenotypic characterization of various pathosystems and the development of disease management strategies.

Dr. Tanjila Jesmin

Soil, Water and Ecosystem Sciences

tjesmin@ufl.edu

 

Dr. Tanjila Jesmin serves as a postdoctoral research associate at Everglades Research and Education Center within the Department of Soil, Water & Ecosystems. She earned her PhD in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She obtained her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Soil, Water, and Environment from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Her expertise spans soil fertility, nutrient management, environmental biochemistry, and microbial ecology, with a primary focus on soil health. Her research is centered on exploring soil carbon and nutrient dynamics across various management systems. 

With a passion for education, Dr. Jesmin has instructed undergraduate students in introductory soil science and provided guidance to graduate students seeking to deepen their understanding of regenerative farming practices. Committed to community outreach, she actively participates in extension activities to promote best management practices and educate local communities.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Dr. Jesmin enjoys traveling, nature photography, cooking, and cherishing moments with her family and friends.

Dr. Ricardo A. Lesmes

Agronomy

ricardolesmes@ufl.edu

 

Dr. Shabnam Sadeghibaniani

Agronomy

shabnam@ufl.edu