Bryna Daykin

Position and Affiliation

Crocodylian Research Coordinator, University of Florida - Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center

Areas of Interest

Herpetology; Research and conservation of imperiled species; Invasive species research and management.


B.S. Zoology, 2017. State University of New York at Oswego.

Project Involvement

Bryna manages the native crocodylian monitoring and research projects, focusing on American alligators and American crocodiles throughout South Florida. Her efforts focus on using these crocodylians as an ecological indicator for the recovering of the natural hydrology in the region. She additionally mangages the invasive spectacled caiman removal project, and is a part of the Everglades Invasive Reptile and Amphibian Monitoring Program (EIRAMP), where she conducts herpetofaunal surveys throughout southern Florida and associated invasive species removals and necropsies.


Daykin, B.L., S.T. Godfrey, M.S. Cherkiss, G. Blakemore, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2023. Nerodia clarkii (Saltmarsh Watersnake). Natural History. Predation. Herpetological Review 54(3): 492-493.

Daykin, B.L., A. Godahewa, S.T. Godfrey, N.D. Jennings, F.J. Mazzotti, C.D. Smith, and G.J.W. Webb. 2023. Crocodylus acutus (American Crocodile). Natural History. Tail Regeneration. Herpetological Review 54(2): 287-288.

Balaguera-Reina, S.A., N.D. Jennings, S.T. Godfrey, L.A. Brandt, B. Daykin, M.A. Squires, and F.J. Mazzotti. 2022. Hematology and biochemistry reference intervals for American crocodiles (Crocodylus acutus) in South Florida. Frontiers in Veterinary Science 9.