Jennifer came to USF in 2012 after graduating from the University of New Orleans with a B.S. in Earth and Environmental Sciences with a concentration in Geology and a short time at the University of Southern Mississippi Division of Marine Science as a Lab Technician. She has extensive knowledge of multibeam mapping and for the C-SCAMP project plans multibeam surveys, runs the multibeam system at sea, and processes data for preliminary analysis at sea.
Jennifer recently finished her Master’s thesis in which she developed methods for characterizing benthic habitat using towed underwater video (from C-BASS) and multibeam sonar in two Marine Protected Areas on the West Florida Shelf: Madison-Swanson and Steamboat Lumps. This included identifying limitations and advantages of C-BASS video and different types of multibeam datasets for benthic habitat characterization.