We are unifying the diverse, interdisciplinary pool of researchers into one center, which will enhance collaborations and partnerships. We are working in collaboration with governmental and private sector partners throughout South Florida to:

  • Develop practical solutions to problems related to water quality in a natural-agricultural-urban setting
  • Create a modeling platform that will enable policy-makers and managers to make informed decisions

In addition to providing research and resource management expertise, our collaborating partners provide access to data, potential students and internships at state (South Florida Water Management District), Federal (US Geological Survey, US Environmental Protection Agency, the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior), Native American (Miccosukee Tribe of Indians) organizations and Educational Institutions (Miami Dade College, Florida Keys Community College, Miami-Dade County Public Schools).

External Partners

Nick Aumen: Regional Science Advisor for the US Geological Survey.

Jon Paul "J.P." Brooker: Director of Florida Conservation, Ocean Conservancy.

Kevin Burger: Deputy Director for the Department of Interior’s Office of Everglades Restoration Initiatives and for the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task force.

Yvette Cano: Director of Education, Everglades National Park.

Joffre Castro: Water Quality Manager, Everglades National Park.

Donald Darling: President, SeaRobotics Corp.

Michael Lewis: Senior Scientist and Branch Chief, US EPA.

Melodie Naja: Director, National Park Service’s South Florida Natural Resources Center.

Joe Serafy: Research Fishery Biologist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Carlos Zegarra: Executive Director, Sachamama.