Jennifer Nestler

Position and Affiliation

Project Manager, UF - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Areas of Interest

Crocodylian evolution and ecology, data management and analysis.

Education

M.S. Biomedical Sciences. 2014. Stony Brook University
M.S. Geosciences. 2012. University of Iowa.
B.S. Environmental Science. 2008. University of Florida.

Project Involvement

Invasive species ecology, alligator and crocodile ecology, data management, database development and maintenance.

Publications

Brandt, L.A., J.H. Nestler, A.M. Brunell, J.S. Beauchamp, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2016. Variation in body condition of Alligator mississippiensis in Florida. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History.

Harvey, R.G., M. Rochford, J. Ketterlin-Eckles, E. Metzger III, J.H. Nestler, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2017. Everglades Invasive Reptile and Amphibian Monitoring Program. University of Florida IFAS Publication number WEC-431. Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, Gainesville, FL: University of Florida - EDIS.

Shirley, M.H., A.N. Carr, J.H. Nestler, K.A. Vliet, and C.A. Brochu. 2018. Systematic revision of the living African slender-snouted crocodiles (Mecistops Gray, 1844). Zootaxa 4504(2).

Technical Reports

Altieri, D., J.M. Cole, J.H. Nestler, J.K. Ketterlin, E.F. Metzger III, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2018. Detection and Removal of Northern African Pythons from the Bird Drive Basin, Miami-Dade County, Florida. Final Report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Briggs-Gonzalez, V., M.A. Squires, M.A., J.H. Nestler, S. Farris, C. Hackett, M. Basille, M.S. Cherkiss, and Mazzotti, F.J. 2017. A monitoring program for the American Crocodile in Everglades National Park. University of Florida. Final Report to Everglades National Park.

Cole, J.M., J.H. Nestler, J. Ketterlin Eckles, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2017. How to infer absence of Northern African Pythons from the Bird Drive Basin, Miami-Dade County, Florida. Final Report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Gati, E.V., S.K. Cooke, J.K. Ketterlin, M.R. Rochford, J.H. Nestler, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2017. Evaluating Effectiveness of Using an Integrated Outreach and Trapping Program to Remove Invasive Wildlife in South Florida. University of Florida. Final Report to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Metzger III, E.F., S.T. Godfrey, J.H. Nestler, M.R. Rochford, E.V. Gati, and F.J. Mazzotti. A Collaborative Program to Remove and Necropsy Spectacled Caiman. Final Report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Metzger III, E.F., J.H. Nestler, J. Ketterlin Eckles, R.E. Whitaker, J. Lenin, J.A. Wasilewski, M.R. Rochford, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2017. Can Irula Snake-Catchers from India improve our ability to detect and capture pythons in Greater Everglades Ecosystems? Final Report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Metzger III, E.F., J.H. Nestler, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2016. American Crocodile surveys on Naval Air Station Key West. Final report submitted to the United States Navy.

Nestler, J.H., R. Harvey, S.K. Cooke, B.M. Mason, M.M. Bradbury, J. Ketterlin Eckles, M.R. Rochford, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2017. Tegu removal and research in C-111 basin and Redland Agricultural Area in Miami-Dade County (1 May 2016- 15 June 2017). Final Report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Nestler, J.H., J.K. Ketterlin, M.R. Rochford, and F.J. Mazzotti. Data Analysis of Targeted Surveys for Burmese Pythons. Final Report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Nestler, J.H., J.H. Waddle, S.K. Cooke, B.M. Mason, M.M. Bradbury, J. Ketterlin Eckles, M.R. Rochford, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2017. Removal and surveillance of Argentine Black and White Tegus in the Everglades Cooperative Invasive Species Management Area: Protecting valued ecological resources in southern Miami-Dade and northern Monroe Counties. Final Report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Rochford, M.R., J. Ketterlin Eckles, E.F. Metzger III, J.H. Nestler, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2016. Everglades Invasive Reptile, Amphibian, and Mammal Monitoring Program. Final Report Submitted to the South Florida Water Management District.

Schwartz, N.P., J.H. Nestler, M.R. Rochford, E.F. Metzger III, J.K. Ketterlin, S.T. Godfrey, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2018. Evaluating Methods for Removal of Green Iguanas in South Florida. Final Report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Tibbits, M., E.F. Metzger III, J.H. Nestler, B. Mason, S. Godfrey, E. Gati, J.R. Dalaba, D. Altieri, S. Cooke, N. Schwartz, M.R. Rochford, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2018. Everglades Invasive Reptile, Amphibian, and Mammal Monitoring Program. University of Florida. Final Report to South Florida Water Management District.