Kai Rains

Research Associate Professor

Organization: University of South Florida

Education: Ph.D. in Ecology (Soil Nutrients and Mycorrhizal Ecology), University of California, Davis

krains@usf.edu

(813) 974-9459

4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620

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The central theme of my research is ecosystem response to environmental stress such as inundation, disturbance, and soil nutrient limitations. I study response at the organismal level, including root growth and mycorrhizal associations and at the landscape level such as application of geospatial tools to natural resource assessment with a focus on waters and wetlands.

Selected Publications:

Lab Website: http://myweb.usf.edu/~krains/ecohydrology/

Subject Areas:
Ecology, Geology/Soils

Title Sponsor(s) Dates
Detailed Analysis of the FWC Saltwater Angler Licensing System Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 2015 - 2016 2016
Mangrove and Mangrove-Fringe Wetlands in Ostional, Nicaragua: Current Conditions and Pathways Forward Paso Pacifico 2015 - 2015 2015
Ranking inundation potential of wetlands in the Northern Tampa Bay area Tampa Bay Water 2019 - 2021 2021
Rapid Assessment of Shallow Groundwater Recharge-Discharge in Salmon-Bearing Watersheds, Kenai Lowlands, Alaska National Estuarine Research Reserve System Science Collaborative 2018 - 2019 2019
The Role of High Elevation Wetlands (Páramos) to Water Security in the Colombian Andes 2015 - 2017 2017

Faculty

krains@usf.edu

(813) 974-9459

4202 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL 33620

Website