Sarasota Dolphin Research Program

Krystan Wilkinson

Krystan Wilkinson

Graduate Student

Krystan Wilkinson is a Research Assistant employed by the Chicago Zoological Society, and based at Mote Marine Laboratory as part of a partnership to engage in dolphin research, education, and conservation action. Krystan is also a PhD student in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Florida. Her graduate research assesses interactions between shark predators and coastal bottlenose dolphin populations in southwestern Florida as an assessment of behavioral responses in prey species to non-lethal predator interactions.


Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Ecology, University of Florida (in progress) 

M.Sc. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation (2014), University of Florida

Certificate, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (2010), University of Wisconsin 

B.S. Zoology, University of Wisconsin

B.S. Biological Aspects of Conservation, University of Wisconsin (2008)