The Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology Laboratory offers indoor facilities to maintain clean cultures and conduct aquatic toxicology studies, behavioral studies or swim performance studies in salt water, estuarine water or freshwater. The laboratory is equipped with saltwater, estuarine water, freshwater, and DI water throughout the facilities. In addition to the indoor facilities, there is also an outdoor area.
Indoor facilities and systems include:
The first step to request use of any of the indoor and/or outdoor aquatic facilities in the ecology and ecotoxicology laboratory is to submit a project proposal. This proposal should outline the project title, project start and expected end dates, project summary (including the background, rationale, objective, methods
If you are a student, together with the proposal and SOP, you must also submit a letter from your major adviser stating that s/he has reviewed your proposal and supports the project.
Please, submit the required documents via
Technical questions about the facilities can be directed to Jone Corrales for indoor systems and Bill Chamberlain for outdoor systems. If this the first time you are requesting use of facilities, contact Jone Corrales.
Finally, for the duration of your project, each day at the end of your work, you are required to clean the workspace thoroughly (wash dishes, return any items to their storage location, put away hoses, buckets, nets, etc.). In addition, after the completion of the proposed study, you are must clean the project area and used systems, tanks, and equipment thoroughly; not adhering to these rules can result in
Important: Facility resources to conduct the research of interest will be available on a first come, first served basis. Therefore, as this is a shared facility, timeline flexibility, if grants allow, will be important.
Jone Corrales, Ph.D.
Research Assistant Professor
Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology Laboratory
Southeast Environmental Research Center
Florida International University
Biscayne Bay Campus, EL-1 103 & AC-I 211
3000 NE 151st St, Miami, FL 33181
Phone: 305-919-5888, 305-919-5869, 305-919-4123