Michiko Squires

Position and Affiliation

Wildlife Biologist, UF - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Areas of Interest

South Florida ecology and conservation


B.S. Biology and Computer Science. University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida. Minor in Mathematics, Chemistry.

Project Involvement

South Florida crocodilian population monitoring and ecology; invasive exotic wildlife monitoring and removal


Harvey RG, M Squires, JS Beauchamp, FJ Mazzotti, LA Brandt. 2016. The American Crocodile: An Indicator Species for Everglades Restoration. WEC377. Gainesville (FL): University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 2p. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/uw422.

Rochford, M.R., K.L. Krysko, F.J. Mazzotti, M.H. Shirley, M.W. Parry, J.A. Wasilewski, J.S. Beauchamp, C.R. Gillette, E.F. Metzger III, M.A. Squires, and L.A. Somma. 2016. Molecular Analyses Confirming the Introduction of Nile Crocodiles, Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti 1768 (Crocodylidae), in Southern Florida, with an Assessment of Potential for Establishment, Spread, and Impacts. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 11(1):80-89

Farris, S., M. Squires, F Ridgley, E Lavergne, M Serotta, FJ Mazzotti. 2016. Necropsy of Reptiles: Recommendations and Techniques for Examining Invasive Species. WEC 337. Gainesville (FL): University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 26p. https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/UW/UW38200.pdf

Farris, S., M. Squires, J.S. Beauchamp and F. Mazzotti. 2015. Crocodylus acutus (American crocodile) diet. Herpetological Review. 46 (1):85-86.

Squires, M, E Alvear, A Atkinson, A Bourque, L Collado-Vides, B Cook, K Cook, C. Covell, D DiResta, T Frankovich, S Kingston, D Kjar, S Koi, E Lacey, J Lavan, K Marks, S Martin, D McCarthy, V McDonough, C Messing, M Meldonian, S Meldonian, W Miller, J Monty, G Paulay, T Pernas, J Pulfer, B Ruttenberg, J Sadle, R Seavey, B Shamblin, A Wachnicka, L Wingard, T Ziegler. 2012 (DRAFT). National Geographic Society-National Park Service BioBlitz in Biscayne National Park: Summary of Results. Natural Resource Report NPS/SFCN/NRR—2012/XXX. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.