Coastal, tropical ecosystems are critical to the health of the planet and well-being of all people. They provide billions of dollars in services to local economies, but are on the verge of collapse. Our Institute of Environment is using new techniques to study problems and develop solutions to catastrophic changes that threaten one-third of the world's population.
The only underwater laboratory in the world enables scientists to conduct research on water quality, coral reefs, and climate change, while also preparing astronauts for space exploration.
Our research of healthy coral reefs, including how sharks and rays are vital to these ecosystems is being communicated to policymakers to develop effective conservation strategies.
Our researchers are determining the effects of water contamination on a range of species from crustaceans to fish and mammals like dolphins
CASE is participating in cutting edge research that will explain the economic impact and benefits of the Everglades to us and countless species.
From extreme cold spells affecting bee pollination to threatened flowers, our researchers are beginning to understand the environmental changes that tropical plants endure.
Through partnerships, we conduct field- and captive-based conservation of endangered wildlife from the pygmy marmoset to the East African bongo antelope, sharks