Iske Larkin

Educational Coordinator, Aquatic Animal Health Program

Large Animal Clinical Sciences
P.O. Box 100136
Gainesville, FL 32610-0126
FAX: 352-392-8289


  • PhD, Physiological Sciences, University of Florida, 2000
  • BS, Psychology, Florida State University, 1991

Scholarly Activity & Research

The majority of my position focuses on coordinating and developing new educational opportunities within the Aquatic Animal Health Program and the College of Veterinary Medicine overall. My research activities are only a small portion of my effort but include monitoring the effectiveness of online learning strategies ranging from upper level undergrads, graduate students, veterinary students and professionals. My scientific research includes studies of manatee reproduction, physiology and behavior. Previous work includes developing and validating steroid hormone assays for various species, including mammals and birds. Currently, I have an on-going study looking at male manatee reproductive anatomy at the gross and histological level.

Select Publications

N. Jayasena, Frederick, P.C., Larkin, I.L.V. 2011. Endocrine disruption in white ibises (Eudocimus albus) caused by exposure to environmentally relevant levels of methylmercury. Aquatic Toxicology 105: 321-327.

O.L. Crino, I. Larkin, S.M. Phelps. 2010. Stress coping styles and singing behavior in the short-tailed singing mouse (Scotinomys teguina). Hormones and Behavior 58 (2): 334-340.

Adams, E.M., Frederick, P.C., Larkin, I.V., and Guillette, L.J., Jr. 2009 Effects of mercury on fecal hormones in White Ibises. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 28(5): 982-989

H.J. Hamlin, B.C. Moore, T.M. Edwards, I.L.V. Larkin, A. Boggs, W.J. High, K.L. Main, and L.J. Guillette Jr. 2008. Nitrate-induced elevations in circulating sex steroid concentrations in female Siberian sturgeon (Acipenser baeri) in commercial aquaculture. Aquaculture 281: 118-125.

I. L. V. Larkin, V. Gasson and R.L. Reep 2007. Observations on Digesta Passage Rates in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Zoo Biology 26:503-515.

W. Fellner, K. Odell, A. Corwin, L. Davis, C. Goonen, I. Larkin, and M.A. Stamper 2006. Behavioral responses of two rehabilitated West Indian manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris): Before and after ex-situ behavioral extinction efforts. Aquatic Mammals, 32(1): 66-74.

M. R. Milnes, D. Bermudez, T. Edwards, M. Gunderson, I. L. V. Larkin, B. Moore, and L. J. Guillette Jr. 2006 Contaminant-induced feminization and demasculinization of non-mammalian vertebrate males in aquatic environments. Environmental Science, 100: 3-17

I. L. V. Larkin, T. S. Gross and R. L. Reep, 2005. Use of Faecal Testosterone Concentrations to Monitor Male Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) Reproductive Status. Aquatic Mammals 31(1): 52-61

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