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Partnerships, collaborations and funding relationships empower us to carry out research, education and community programs.

Named Chairs

  • UNESCO Chair

    The UNESCO Chair on Sustainable Water Security, held by Dr. Maria Donoso, is charged with bringing together research and education to address regional, national and global water security issues, through innovative interdisciplinary research and partnerships for sustainability.

  • Barley Chair

    The Barley Chair provides resources to enhance FIU's capacity to research a broader range of associated topics within the Everglades ecosystem and beyond. Barley Chairholder Dr. Evelyn Gaiser leads a lab whose study of algal communities contributes to ecosystem restoration efforts.

Interdisciplinary FIU Partners

Nonprofit

  • Everglades Foundation

    FIU and the Everglades Foundation together form a powerful partnership for the Everglades. We pride ourselves on pooling our expertise and reach to train undergraduate and graduate students, conduct leading science to inform policy and management decisions, and engage and inform the public, ultimately to protect and restore America’s Everglades.

Local Government

  • South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force

    The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force, part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, is tasked with information exchange, interagency facilitation, research coordination and agency support. Learn more about the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force

  • Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Endowment

    The Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida Endowment has helped us in further fulfilling our mission in Everglades research and graduate student education by updating our Field Operations Center boat fleet. Read the 2016-2017 Endowment Report to learn more.

    Upgrades and Additions

    • Upgrade to an electrofishing boat
    • A new unmanned field vehicle
    • Two new field vehicles to transport boats and researchers.

    All of these additions will help researchers, especially our graduate students who conduct intensive field sampling.

    Other Support

    Aside from our infrastructure and vehicle upgrades, the endowment helped us with:

    • The Florida Coastal Everglades Long-term Research Ecological Research Program's annual "all-scientist meeting" attended by over 100 Everglades researchers, managers and conservationists
    • Graduate students' and postdoctoral associates’ travel to national and international meetings to discuss Everglades-related research
    • Graduate students working on Everglades ecology, hydrology and management

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  • South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD)

    The South Florida Water Management District is a regional governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 7.9 million residents. It is the oldest and largest of the state's five water management districts. Created in 1949, the agency is responsible for managing and protecting water resources of South Florida by balancing and improving water quality, flood control, natural systems and water supply.