Jenny Ketterlin

Jenny Ketterlin


Position and Affiliation

Research Coordinator, UF - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Areas of Interest

Everglades ecology, Invasive wildlife biology


M.S. Interdisciplinary ecology, University of Florida, 2013.

B.A. Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology, University of Colorado, 2000.

Project Involvement

Project Manager for projects to detect and control tegu lizards, northern African pythons, Nile monitors, and green iguanas in south Florida. Active participant in detection and removal project for spectacled caiman and monitoring programs for American alligators and American crocodiles.


Johnson, F.A., Smith, B.J., Bonneau, M., Martin, J., Romagosa, C., Mazzotti, F.J., Waddle, H., Reed, R.N., Ketterlin Eckles, J.K., Vitt, L.J. 2017. Expert elicitation, uncertainty, and the value of information in controlling invasive species. Ecological Economics 137: 83-90.

Ketterlin Eckles, J., Mazzotti, F.J., Giardina, D., Hazelton, D., & Rodgers, H.L. 2016. First Evidence for Reproduction of Nile Monitors in Palm Beach County. Southeastern Naturalist 15(sp8):114-119.

Mazzotti, F.J., Rochford, M.R., Vinci, J., Jeffery, B.M., Eckles, J.K., Dove, C., & Sommers, K.P. 2016. Implications of the 2013 Python ChallengeTM for Ecology and Management of Python molorus bivittatus (Burmese python) in Florida. Southeastern Naturalist, 15(sp8), 63-74. doi:

Edwards, J.R., Ketterlin, J.K., Rochford, M.R., Irwin, R., Krysko, K.L., Duquesnel, J.G., Mazzotti, F.J., & Reed, R.N. 2017. The Gold Tegu, Tupinambis teguixin (Linnaeus 1758) (Squamata: Teiidae): Evidence for an Established Population in Florida. Bioinvasions Records 6(4): 407-410.

Smith, D.J., Vinci, J., Anderson, C.V., Ketterlin Eckles, J., Ridgley, F., Mazzotti, F.J. 2016. Observations on nesting and clutch size in Furcifer oustaleti (Outstalet's chameleon) in south Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 15(sp8):75-88.

Mazzotti, F.J., McEachern, M., Rochford, M.R., Reed, R.N., Ketterlin Eckles, J., Vinci, J., Edwards, J., Wasilewski, J. 2014. Tupinambis merianae as nest predators of crocodilians and turtles in Florida, USA. Biological Invasions.

Rochford, M.R., Edwards, J.R., Howell, P.L., Ketterlin Eckles, J., Barraco, L.A., Connor, L.L., Curtis, M.J., Krysko, K.L., Mazzotti, F.J. 2013. The panther chameleon, Furcifer paradalis (Cuvier 1829) (Chamaeleonidae), another introduced chameleon species in Florida. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians. 20(4):205-207.

Ketterlin, J., & Hardin, S. 2010. FWC Bioprofile for the Green Iguana (Iguana iguana). Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 620 S. Meridan St., Tallahassee, FL. 32399.