Gabriel Langford, Ph.D.
George W. Truitt Endowed Chair in the Sciences
Marine Biology Program Director
Department of Biology
Florida Southern College
Lakeland, FL 33801
Welcome to Dr. Gabriel Langford's Lab!
I am an Associate Professor of Marine and Aquatic Biology in the Biology Department at Florida Southern College (FSC) in Lakeland, Florida. My research focuses on the ecology and evolution of parasite life histories, and I have an interest in marine and aquatic conservation biology. The lab's research primarily occurs in and around aquatic habitats, where my students and I get wet and muddy collecting a variety of organisms! Our parasitological research utilizes amphibians, reptiles, and fishes (we have increasingly focused on the numerous invasive species in Florida) as model systems to investigate issues of parasite community structure, host specificity, life cycle evolution, and biodiversity. Most of the conservation research in the lab focuses on the population ecology of turtles in central Florida.