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Camia Charniga

Senior Chemist

Chemical & Physical Ecology Program

Today's Research for Tomorrow's Oceans


Camia came to Mote in 2005 after a stint in the Peace Corps and several years working in the medical field. She is Field Coordinator for the Chemical and Physical Ecology Department and organizes and oversees all sampling. She is currently involved in Red Tide research and monthly monitoring, heading up the Continuous Monitoring project for the City of North Port. As well as field work, Camia does several NELAC analyses and runs the spectrophotometer and fluorometers both bench top an in-situ.


B.S. in Chemistry with an emphasis in Biochemistry, Arizona State University

Additional Publications

Dixon, L.K., Buehler, C., Evaluation of EEM Methodology for Detection of OSTDS effluent in Ambient Surface Waters, Mote Marine Technical Report number1186, June 22, 2007.

Dixon, L. K., Buehler, C., PARAFAC Model Development of EEM Data for the University of South Florida, Technical Report number 1254, March 26, 2008.

Charniga, C., Dixon, L. K., Continuous Dissolved Oxygen Monitoring, McKay Bay, Tampa, Florida. Mote Marine Technical Report number 1571, October 25, 2011.

Dixon, L. K., Charniga, C. Myakkahatchee Creek Hydrobiological Monitoring Program Data Summary Report 2004-2011, Mote Marine Technical Report number 1621, July, 12, 2012.