Frank J. Mazzotti is a professor of wildlife ecology and conservation at the University of Florida. His areas of expertise are conservation and landscape ecology, endangered and invasive species, and environmental education. Current research and education efforts focus on ecosystem conservation and management in South Florida and the Caribbean. South Florida programs include monitoring ecological responses of alligators and crocodiles to Everglades ecosystem restoration efforts and evaluating and assessing risks and impacts of invasive species and climate change. Caribbean programs focus on conservation ecology of crocodiles in Belize and Jamaica, and a community conservation program for wild cats in Belize.