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Science & Research

National parks present unique opportunities for scientific research. The South Florida Natural Resources Center (SFNRC) conducts work across various program areas that informs the management of the south Florida national park units.

Ongoing research is critical, as park lands are restored and managed using the best available science. As such, the SFNRC regularly issues permits for researchers from universities, non-governmental organizations, and other federal, state, and local agencies.



Relevant Research
The Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative (CESI) funds important research focused on ecosystem restoration in south Florida. The CESI web site highlights some of the quality science generated through funded projects... more

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World Heritage Reports
Reports to the World Heritage Committee of the IUCN in Response to 36COM7a.14, Everglades National Park.. View the reports here


Alligator Model Report
Ecological and Design Document for Report on Alligator Production Suitability Index Model (GATOR-PSIM v. 2.0) View the Report here.


Florida Invaders
Do you know what nonnative species are lurking around your community? Updated for 2013, Florida Invaders provides details about the many threats posed by the spread of invasive exotic species... more


Everglades National Park also is one of seven parks encompassed by the South Florida / Caribbean Network, one of the 32 geographic networks that make up the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program, which was launched in 1998 to build a stronger scientific foundation for the management and protection of natural resources across the country.

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