Research programs in Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences are conducted in order to achieve greater understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological features of aquatic systems through research, education, and public outreach, and to foster the informed management and husbandry of aquatic resources. Laboratories and projects are managed by the faculty and staff members within each discipline.
Our overall goal is to examine the seasonal pattern and rates of movement of greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) in the Gulf of Mexico and to determine the potential mixing rate of the Gulf of Mexico greater amberjack stock with the South Atlantic greater amberjack stock, especially in known spawning areas off southern Florida.
Florida LAKEWATCH is a volunteer citizen lake monitoring program that facilitates “hands-on” citizen participation in the management of Florida lakes, rivers and coastal sites through monthly monitoring activities.
The primary purpose of the lab is to help resource managers develop effective policies for managing riverine and near-shore aquatic resources.
Research on fish population and community responses to changes in fishing mortality, habitat, and species interactions.
Integrative-interdisciplinary research in support of the sustainable use of living aquatic resources.
The mission of the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory is to enhance the understanding of tropical, ornamental aquaculture through research and education. The Laboratory performs applied research, fish disease diagnostic services, and extension education programs and promotes professionalism in Florida’s tropical aquaculture industry.