Research & Field Study
Research plays a significant part of the Estate's operations, and is strongly encouraged. Different kinds of research projects contribute to the better understanding of the Estate's resources, and allows managers to take a more holistic and adaptive approach to resource management.
RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES & NEEDS
Because of its size and unique natural, historical, archeological and architectural resources the Estate contains, it offers a wealth of research opportunities. The Estate's research strategy is to develop and sustain a multi-disciplinary approach to understanding the site's biologically and culturally intertwined resources.
This includes the study of natural and ecological functions, vanishing habitats and species, and historic peoples and times. Studies of endangered, threatened, rare, endemic, and species of special concern or unique populations are encouraged.
Proper stewardship also requires understanding the biology of invading exotic species of plants and animals as quickly as possible. All of this conducted within the nearby context of metropolitan Miami, Florida, and world-class institutions including Florida International University and University of Miami.
Research Worker Approval Form
Research Permit Application Form
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