The mission of the FSUCML is to conduct innovative, interdisciplinary research focused on the coastal and marine ecosystems of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico, with a focus on solving the ecological problems faced by the region by providing the scientific underpinnings for informed policy decisions.
Research is conducted by faculty in residence and by those from the main campus, as well as by faculty, postdoctoral, graduate, and undergraduate investigators from FSU and other universities throughout the world. We collaborate with scientists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, NOAA Fisheries, the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, and the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge. In addition, we have close ties with a number of environmental organizations, including the Nature Conservancy and the Apalachicola Riverkeeper.
The laboratory welcomes investigators and educational groups from all over the world, and provides a wonderful site for working retreats. Read about our facilities and make your reservation.
The FSUCML is a member of the following organizations: