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 Madison  Davis

Madison Davis

Madison Davis

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Advisor : James Garey

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Ph.D.

Sinkholes are common features in Florida. However, little is known about the microbial communities within these sinkholes. I am investigating how the geochemistry influences the microbial community structure over time in a stratified anchialine sinkhole located in the Weeki Wachee River, which is known as Hospital Hole. I am also working with engineering to determine if the microbial communities from the anoxic zones of several sinkholes are able to degrade fish waste in an anaerobic microcosm digester to create methane, which may be used for energy.