Jonathan Glueckert
Biologist | CAIP Staff

Jonathan Glueckert received his bachelor's degree from Sienna College in upstate New York where he studied environmental science. After working several seasonal jobs for the Forest Service in Idaho, Jonathan moved to Florida to work with Dr. Stephen Enloe at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants (UF/IFAS CAIP) as a biologist on an interagency project with Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC), Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFMD), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The agencies came together due to highly invasive Lygodium microphyllum, commonly known as Old World climbing fern. In the past decade, research of management practices regarding Old World climbing fern had plateaued, sparking the agencies’ desire to research new herbicide technologies as well as new techniques to treat the invasive plant. In the three years Jonathan has worked as a biologist at CAIP, he decided to begin the master’s program at the University of Florida Department of Agronomy in order to achieve his goal of working in a land management position for a federal or state agency in the future. Majoring in Agronomy, Jonathan has focused his thesis on better management practices for Old World climbing fern. As long as his research makes managing invasive plants easier for land managers and contractors, Jonathan would like to continue researching and managing invasive plants in south Florida and beyond.