Emily Gati

Position and Affiliation

Biological Scientist II, University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Areas of Interest

Ecology and conservation of herpetofauna, management, removal, and necropsy of invasive reptiles

Education

B.S. Biology. (2016). University of Florida

Project Involvement

Emily is currently involved in the CrocDocs's Everglades Invasive Reptile and Amphibian Management Program, where she conducts herpetofaunal surveys throughout southern Florida.

Manages the Nile monitor project with a focus on determining the feasibility of containment and eradication.

Necropsies invasive reptiles (including tegus, pythons, Nile monitors and caiman) and evaluates fecundity, diet, and overall body condition.

Tracks Argentine black and white tegu movements through the marsh via radio-telemetry, and is involved in their removal from the Everglades ecosystem.

Publications

Dalaba, J.R., M.R. Rochford, E.F. Metzger, C.R. Gillette, N.P. Schwartz, E.V. Gati, S.T. Godfrey, D. Altieri, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2019. New County Records for Introduced Reptiles in St. Lucie County, Florida, with Some Observations on Diets. IRCF Reptiles & Amphibians. 26(2):155-158. http://www.ircf.org/journal/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/RA-26.2_155-158_Dalaba-etal-INTRO.pdf

Major Reports

Gati, E.V., Dalaba, J.R., Miller, M.A., Humphrey, J.S., Kluever, B.M., Gibble, R., Mazzotti, F.J. 2020. Assessment of Python Trapping within the Everglades Region Using a Patented Large Reptile Trap. University of Florida. Final Report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. 22 pp.

Miller, M.A., Schwartz, N.P., Klovanish, C., Cooke, S.K., Mason, B.M., Godfrey, S.T., Gati, E.V., Dalaba, J.R., Scarlett, E.V., Nifong, J., Moore, R., & Mazzotti, F.J. 2020. Everglades Invasive Reptile, Amphibian, and Mammal Monitoring Program. University of Florida. Final Report to South Florida Water Management District. 155 pp.

Nestler, J.H., Schwartz, N.P., Klovanish, C.A., Cooke, S.K., Mason, B.M., Godfrey, S.T., Gati, E.V., Dalaba, J.R., Scarlett, E.V., & Mazzotti, F.J. 2019. Everglades Invasive Reptile, Amphibian, and Mammal Monitoring Program. University of Florida. Final Report to South Florida Water Management District. 161 pp.

Tibbits, M., E.F. Metzger III, J.H. Nestler, B. Mason, S.T. Godfrey, E.V. 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. 172 pp.