Benthic Ecology Laboratory

Research at the University of Miami's Benthic Ecology Lab concentrates on the coastal habitats of South Florida, including coral reefs, hardbottom, and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) communities. Research activities combine extensive field activities with microcosm and mesocosm experiments and ecological modeling to understand the dynamics of benthic habitats and document influences of human and natural disturbances on these important resources.