Frank Mazzotti, Ph.D.

Frank Mazzotti, Ph.D.


Position and Affiliation

Professor, University of Florida

Areas of Interest

Conservation planning, endangered species, impacts of human activities on fish and wildlife resources, landscape ecology, environmental education.


PhD. 1983 Ecology, Pennsylvania State University
M.S. 1981 Biology, University of Miami
B.A. 1971 Social and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University

Select Publications

Watling, J.I., S.S. Romanach, D.N. Bucklin, C. Speroterra, L.A. Brandt, L.G. Pearlstine and F.J. Mazzotti. 2012. Do bioclimate variables improve performance of climate envelope models? Ecological Modelling 246:79-85.

Dorcas, M.E., J.D. Willson, R.N. Reed, R.W. Snow, M.R. Rochford, M.A. Miller, W.E. Mehsaka, Jr., P.T. Andreadis, F.J. Mazzotti, C.M. Romagosa and K.M. Hart. 2012. Severe Mammal Declines Coincide with Proliferation of Invasive Burmese Pythons in Everglades National Park. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Doi:10.1073/pnas.1115226109

Peyton, M.A., J.L. Eells, E.K. Pifer, J.S. Beauchamp, S.E. Wilson, F.J. Mazzotti and R.W. Snow. 2011. Observations of the coyote (Canis latrans) in Everglades National Park. Florida Field Naturalist.

Lynch, R.L., L.A. Brandt, H. Chen, D. Ogurcak, I. Fujisaki and F.J. Mazzotti. 2011. Recruitment and growth of old-world climbing fern in hurricane-caused canopy gaps. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management 2(2):199-206.

Fujisaki, I., F.J. Mazzotti, R.M. Dorazio, K.G. Rice, M. Cherkiss and B. Jeffery. 2011. Estimating trends in alligator populations from nightlight survey data. Wetlands 31:147-155.

Dove, C.J., R.W. Snow, M.R. Rochford and F.J. Mazzotti. 2011. Birds consumed by the invasive Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) in Everglades National Park, Florida. Wilson Journal of Ornithology 123(1):126-131.

Snow, R.W., A.J. Wolf, B.W. Greeves, M.S. Cherkiss, R. Hill and F.J. Mazzotti. 2010. Thermoregulation by a brooding Burmese python (Python molurus bivittatus) in Florida. Southeastern Naturalist 9(2):403-405.

Peyton, M.A., E.K. Pifer, J. Eells, S.E. Wilson and F.J. Mazzotti. 2010. Presence of the least shrew, Cryptotis parva and the southern short-tailed shrew, Blarina carolinensis, in Everglades National Park. Florida Scientist 73(1):10-13.

Mazzotti, F.J., M.S. Cherkiss, K.M. Hart, S. Snow, M.R. Rochford, M.E. Dorcas and R. Reed. 2010. Cold-induced mortality of invasive Burmese pythons in south Florida. Biological Invasions. doi:10.1007/s10530-010-9797-5.

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

Brandt, L.A., M.R. Campbell and F.J. Mazzotti. 2010. Spatial distribution of alligator holes in the Central Everglades. Southeastern Naturalist 9(3):487-496.

Mazzotti, F.J., G.R. Best, L.A. Brandt, M.S. Cherkiss, B.M. Jeffery and K.G. Rice. 2009. Alligators and crocodiles as indicators for restoration of Everglades ecosystems. Ecological Indicators 9(6, Supplement 1):S137-149.