Mike Rochford

Position and Affiliation

Invasive Species Coordinator, UF - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Areas of Interest

Herpetology

Education

B.S. Biology, Kansas State University

Project Involvement

Burmese python radio-telemetry and diet

Publications

Fujisaki I, Mazzotti FJ, Snow RW, Rochford M, Rice KG, Hart KM, Harvey RG. 2008. Risk assessment of exotic reptiles in South Florida based on imports from the pet trade. Final Report to South Florida Water Management District. Fort Lauderdale (FL): University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center. 50 p.

Harvey RG, Brien ML, Cherkiss MS, Dorcas M, Rochford M, Snow RW, Mazzotti FJ. 2008. Burmese pythons in South Florida: scientific support for invasive species management. WEC242. Gainesville (FL): University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 9 p. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW286

Harvey RG, Brien ML, Cherkiss MS, Dorcas M, Rochford M, Snow RW, Mazzotti FJ. Translator, Domínguez M. 2008. Pitones Birmanas en Florida del Sur: soporte científico para el manejo de especies invasoras. [Burmese pythons in South Florida: scientific support for invasive species management.] WEC242span. Gainesville (FL): University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. 11 p. http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/UW288

Beauchamp JS, Cherkiss MS, Rochford MR, Mazzotti FJ. 2009. A recent capture of a large American crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in Florida. Florida Field Naturalist 37(4):149-150.

Fujisaki I, Hart K, Mazzotti FJ, Rice KG, Snow S, Rochford M. 2010. Risk assessment of potential invasiveness of exotic reptiles imported to south Florida. Biological Invasions 12:2585-2596.

Mazzotti FJ, Cherkiss MS, Hart KM, Snow S, Rochford MR, Dorcas ME, Reed R. 2010. Cold-induced mortality of invasive Burmese pythons in South Florida. Biological Invasions.

Rochford M, Brien ML, Carrigan J, Snow RW, Mazzotti FJ. 2010. Python molurus bivittatus (Burmese python), clutch size. Herpetological Review 41(1):97.

Rochford M, Hines K, Mazzotti F. 2010. Tantilla oolitica (rim rock crowned snake), defensive behavior. Herpetological Review 41(1):99.

Dove CJ, Snow RW, Rochford MR, Mazzotti FJ. In review. Birds consumed by the invasive Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) in Everglades National Park, Florida. Wilson Journal of Ornithology.