The Wetland Ecosystems Research Laboratory is a research group directed by Dr. Tiffany Troxler within the Institute of Environment at Florida International University.
Our research focuses on the ecology of wetland ecosystems. Much of our research is conducted in the Everglades, a subtropical wetland in south Florida. Ecosystems where we work include tree islands, mangrove forests, freshwater and estuarine marshes and tidal creeks. Our work integrates hydrology, plant ecology and biogeochemistry to understand ecosystem-level structure, process and change in the Everglades. We can use this information to monitor the response of Everglades ecosystems to large-scale changes including management actions undertaken as part of Everglades Restoration and sea level rise. We also participate in and conduct research as part of ongoing collaborative projects in Panama and Bolivia.