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Mr. Zachary Rozansky

Zachary Rozansky

School: Sciences
Academic Department: Biology
Graduation Year: 2014

Zachary's Story

Zachary Rozansky is a senior biology major with concentrations in environmental science and marine biology. In addition to his coursework, he has traveled, engaged in a variety of campus activities, and has contributed a great deal of time and energy in service to the biology department. This year, for example, he is actively involved in the maintenance and upkeep of Science Center’s 1500 gallon aquarium system.

While at Saint Francis, Zack traveled to Crystal River, Florida, for a class on the ecology of manatees and the Central Floridian ecosystem. He has also been to Saint Lucia to study coral reef ecology and, most recently, to the Galapagos Is-lands, Ecuador, for a natural history course.

This past spring, Zack secured a position in an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program through Samford University in Homewood, Alabama. After traveling to the Galapagos in May, he spent the rest of his summer completing an independent research project on sediment impacts from mountain biking trails on stream macroinvertebrates within Alabama’s largest state park, Oak Mountain.

At Saint Francis, Zack also worked with his advisor, Dr. Lane Loya, and biology major Amanda Johnson on a research project involving the effects of acid mine drain-age on riparian arthropods because of changes in macroinvertebrate communities. This fall, the project is being built upon to learn more about the differences in the plant communities and predatory arthropods.

Zack is treasurer of Scuba Club and is a member of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society. After graduation, he is considering graduate school in an environmental sciences or marine biology program.

Testimonial

Zachary Rozansky is a senior biology major with concentrations in environmental science and marine biology. In addition to his coursework, he has traveled, engaged in a variety of campus activities, and has contributed a great deal of time and energy in service to the biology department. This year, for example, he is actively involved in the maintenance and upkeep of Science Center’s 1500 gallon aquarium system.

While at Saint Francis, Zack traveled to Crystal River, Florida, for a class on the ecology of manatees and the Central Floridian ecosystem. He has also been to Saint Lucia to study coral reef ecology and, most recently, to the Galapagos Is-lands, Ecuador, for a natural history course.

This past spring, Zack secured a position in an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program through Samford University in Homewood, Alabama. After traveling to the Galapagos in May, he spent the rest of his summer completing an independent research project on sediment impacts from mountain biking trails on stream macroinvertebrates within Alabama’s largest state park, Oak Mountain.

At Saint Francis, Zack also worked with his advisor, Dr. Lane Loya, and biology major Amanda Johnson on a research project involving the effects of acid mine drain-age on riparian arthropods because of changes in macroinvertebrate communities. This fall, the project is being built upon to learn more about the differences in the plant communities and predatory arthropods.

Zack is treasurer of Scuba Club and is a member of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society. After graduation, he is considering graduate school in an environmental sciences or marine biology program.

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