Curriculum Vitae

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  • 2016 – present, Ph.D., Department of Fisheries and Wildlife (focus on Landscape Limnology), Michigan State University.
  • 2009 – 2012, M.S., Deparment of Marine Science, University of Texas. thesis.
  • 2004 – 2008, B.S., Department of Marine Science, University of Maine-Orono. thesis

Work Experience

  • 2012 – 2016, Research Scientist, South Florida Water Management District
    • Water quality modelling, curating environmental databases, and developing custom GIS visualization tools.



  1. Stachelek J., Ford, C., Kincaid, D., King, K., Miller, H, and Nagelkirk, R. 2018. The National Eutrophication Survey: lake characteristics and historical nutrient concentrations. Earth Syst. Sci. Data.
  2. Rougier NP, Hinsen K, <34 alphabetical authors>, Stachelek J. <8 alphabetical authors>. 2017. Sustainable computational science: the ReScience initiative. PeerJ Computer Science. 3:e142
  3. Soranno P.A., <62 alphabetical authors>, Stachelek J., <15 alphabetical authors>. 2017. LAGOS-NE: A multi-scaled geospatial and temporal database of lake ecological context and water quality for thousands of U.S. lakes. Gigascience.
  4. Hollister J and Stachelek J. 2017. lakemorpho: Calculating lake morphometry metrics in R [version 1; referees: 2 approved]. F1000Research.
  5. Stachelek J. 2016. [Re] Least-cost modelling on irregular landscape graphs. ReScience. 2(1): 1-4.
  6. Stachelek J. and Madden C.J. 2015. Application of Inverse Path Distance Weighting for high density spatial mapping of coastal water quality patterns. International Journal of Geographical Information Science.
  7. Stachelek J. and Dunton K.H. 2013. Freshwater inflow requirements for the Nueces Delta, Texas: Spartina alterniflora as an indicator of ecosystem condition. Texas Water Journal. 4(2), 62-73.

In-Prep (manuscripts available upon request)

  • Stachelek J., Madden, C.J., Kelly, S.P, Blaha, M. Fine-scale relationships between phytoplankton abundance and environmental drivers in Florida Bay, USA. Estuaries and Coasts.
  • Park, S.R., Stachelek, J., Dunton K.H. Photosynthesis and drought resilience in three emergent vascular plant species common to marshes of the western Gulf of Mexico. Estuaries and Coasts.
  • Stachelek J., Kelly, S.P, Sklar, F., Coronado, C.M., Troxler, T., Bauman, L. A mesocosm design for simulating sea-level rise associated saltwater intrusion in coastal wetlands.


  • Stachelek J, Ford C, Kincaid D, King K, Miller H, Nagelkirk R. 2017. The National Eutrophication Survey: lake characteristics and historical nutrient concentrations. KNB Data Repository.
  • Madden C, Stachelek J, Kelly S, Blaha M. 2017. Florida Bay water quality estimated by underway flow-through measurement. KNB Data Repository.

Software Experience

Software package development (



Outreach Activity