Extensive research is ongoing in Florida Bay and the South Florida Ecosystem (SFE).

Among other areas of interest, the Florida Bay area is monitored to understand important environmental questions:

  • The impact of various environmental factors on Florida Bay: storms, climate change, changes to freshwater flows, changes to the water cycle, evaporation and precipitation.
  • The effects of changes in nutrient concentration, oxygenation, nitrogen levels and other factors.
  • The cause, severity and impact of algae bloom events, and the dynamic interplay between other conflating factors.
  • The interplay between native wildlife species and environmental factors.