Archbold Biological Station
Dr. Betsey Boughton is the Program Director of Agroecology and a Senior Research Biologist at Archbold. Broadly, her research program is focused on environmental and economic sustainability of ranches in the headwaters of the Everglades. In her current position since December 2010, Dr. Boughton has been a collaborator in developing and monitoring water retention projects as part of a payment-for-environmental services project covering over 20,000 acres of ranchland in this watershed and manages several long-term research projects focused on wetland restoration and management on ranches. Along with collaborators, she has received grants from USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, National Science Foundation, and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Dr. Boughton is involved with several collaborative, national and global scale research networks, including the Nutrient Network and USDA Long-term Agroecosystem Research Network. Before joining Archbold, she completed her PhD at the University of Central Florida with funding from the EPA Science To Achieve Results (STAR) Fellowship.