The seventh-largest city in the U.S. and one of the most globalized cities in the world, Miami also provides a "ground zero" opportunity to understand the role of climate change, sea level rise and the socioecological implications of those changes.
Our scientists work locally and globally to understand the role of urban areas in addressing the planet's most pressing environmental challenges. From questions about water quality and human health to understanding the relationship between human and natural elements, we work to build urban areas that coexist rather than compete with nature.
Todd Crowl, Director of the FIU Institute of Environment
Our programs working directly on coastlines strive to keep these ecosystems healthy and protected.
Our Sea Level Solutions Center focuses on the threats that impact our coastlines, including sea level rise and climate change. Our researchers explore solutions to both coastal urban communities as well as coastal natural ecosystems.
This interdisciplinary organized research group works with FIU's Metropolitan Center and the Lehman Center for Transportation Research. Our research, teaching, and services will advance sustainable design and development for healthy, livable and resilient environments as it relates to these fields.
This program supports emerging research involving risk management, resilience, sustainability and coupled systems. It emphasizes environment-linked finance's relevance to a growing number of exciting commercial and policy applications. Our approach advances a holistic viewpoint that identifies key interrelationships between finance and the human dimensions of environmental change.
Our work couldn't be done as effectively without the collaboration of our many partners, locally and across the world. We work with other universities, NGOs, nonprofits, government organizations and even private citizens to ensure that the work being done to protect our planet is all-encompassing and universal.
Facilities & Services
Blue Carbon Analysis Laboratory
Analysis of plant and soil elements
CAChE Nutrient Analysis Core Facility
Analyses of dissolved and total nutrients, chlorophyll-a, organic carbon and more
Stable Isotope Laboratory
Analysis of stable isotopes of carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen and oxygen in organic and inorganic solids and water