Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Florida
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Florida Education Activities

The 2019 Doris Duke cohort learns field techniques in Florida.

The Florida Unit has the mission to study wetland ecosystems within the state. Florida is a low relief, sub-tropical peninsula that is ecologically fragile. Though abundant, Florida's water resources are under increasing pressure from a burgeoning human population. Domestic, recreational, and development needs threaten Florida's water/wetland resources. In following its program directive, the Florida Unit has developed a research program that addresses management issues with approaches spanning species to ecosystem perspectives. Specifically, this Unit conducts detailed investigations of aquatic-terrestrial ecosystem interfaces and their component fish and wildlife resources.

The Florida Cooperative Unit offers numerous classes to graduate students at the University of Florida that focus on wildlife management issues and techniques that are pertinent to Florida's ecosystem.