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University of Florida IFAS extension publications

Anurans of the Everglades Agricultural Area

Checklist of Birds of the Everglades Agricultural Area

Florida's Wading Birds

A Natural History of the Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio)

Snakes of the Everglades Agricultural Area

Distillation of Essential Oils

Journal Articles

Beck, T. J., Gawlik, D. E., & Pearlstine, E. V. (2013). Community Patterns In Treatment Wetlands, Natural Wetlands, and Croplands In Florida. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 125(2), 329-341.

Borkhataria, R. R., Nuessly, G. S., Pearlstine, E., & Cherry, R. H. (2012). Effects of Blackbirds (Agelaius phoenicius) on Stink Bug (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae) Populations, Damage, and Yield in Florida Rice. Florida Entomologist, 95(1), 143-149.

Miller, M. W., Pearlstine, E. V., Dorazio, R. M., & Mazzotti, F. J. (2011). Occupancy and abundance of wintering birds in a dynamic agricultural landscape. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 75(4), 836-847.

Pearlstine, E., Bear, W. M., & Mazzotti, F. J. (2007). Checklist of fish in rice and sugarcane fields of the Everglades Agricultural Area. Florida Scientist, 70(2), 113.

Pearlstine, E. V., Mazzotti, F. J., & Kelly, M. H. (2006). Relative distribution and abundance of wintering raptors in agricultural and wetland landscapes of south Florida. Journal of Raptor Research, 40(1), 81-85.

Pearlstine, E. V., Mazzotti, F. J., Rice, K. G., & Liner, A. N. N. A. (2004). Bird observations in five agricultural field types of the Everglades Agricultural Area in summer and fall. Florida Field Naturalist, 32(3), 75-127.

Pearlstine, E. V. (2004). Variation in mitochondrial DNA of four species of migratory raptors. Journal of Raptor Research, 38, 250-255.

Stowe, J. P., Schmidt, E. V., & Green, D. (2001). Toxic burials: the final insult.Conservation Biology, 15(6), 1817-1819.

Linder, E. T., Villard, M. A., Maurer, B. A., & Schmidt, E. V. (2000). Geographic range structure in North American landbrids: variation with migratory strategy, trophic level, and breeding habitat. Ecography, 23(6), 678-686.

Villard, M. A., Schmidt, E. V., & Maurer, B. A. (1998). Contribution of spatial modeling to avian conservation. Avian conservation: research and management. Island Press, Washington, DC, 49-64.

about Elise

My lifelong love of the natural world lead me to a PhD in wildlife biologist in 1989 and to be certified as an aromatherapist and natural perfumer since 2002.

natural perfumer

I earned my certifications in natural perfumery from Mandy Aftel of Aftelier Perfumery and from Miami natural perfumer Anya McCoy. My strong interest in living in harmony with the world around us incorporates two complementary ideals: 1) people should have access to natural products that are readily available and that impart a sense of luxury and richness to daily activities and 2) my business activities should be beneficial to the planet as well. In accordance with this philosophy I continually search for the best natural ingredients available and have verified the reliability of our sources. Through extensive testing with family members and customer feedback I assess the 'indulgence' factor; in other words 'does it make you feel pampered?'.

wildlife biologist

A common thread throughout my University of Nevada, Clemson University, South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and University of Florida research and faculity positions has been the goal of communicating proactive conservation by working with land owners to promote sutanable land use practices for people, agriculture and wildlife.



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