Center staff located at the South Florida Ecosystem Office work primarily on ecosystem restoration initiatives in south Florida. Our scientists are conducting studies to establish restoration goals, evaluate the impacts of proposed actions, and track restoration success by monitoring environmental response.
Natural Resources Management
The Daniel Beard Center provides the base for most of the field work done in Everglades National Park by Center staff, including natural resource management and inventory and monitoring activities. Several US Geological Service scientists are co-located here.
Located at the Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, the Water Quality Office houses most of the staff in the Water Quality group. Scientists in this group conduct and oversee contracted water quality research on phosphorus levels in the Everglades. These NPS scientists, together with our sister agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, also take part in the DOI Everglades Program Team. This interagency team serves the DOI and its affiliates with increased scientific capacity related to the impacts of water quality on south Florida restoration efforts.
Florida Bay Science
The Florida Bay Interagency Science Center provides the base for research, natural resource management, and inventory and monitoring activities associated with Florida Bay and the Dry Tortugas. Partners in this office include the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the South Florida Water Management District.
Did You Know?
Everglades National Park is home to over 1,000 species of plants. The Morning Glory pictured here is a native species. However, over 20% of the plants here are non-native. Researchers in the Park are working to remove those that cause the most problems.