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Our center's different elements coalesce to promote a strong scientific underpinning for protection and restoration of the region’s water resources, recreational lands and natural ecosystems.  

Make a Difference, Invest in the Future

Help us in understanding and promoting unique, crucial research to protect and restore Florida’s water resources and nationally-recognized natural ecosystems.

Immediate Needs

Infrastructure & Technology

Help further develop research and infrastructure to better protect and restore our water resources, recreational lands and natural ecosystems.

  • $25M: Consolidate all operations in single Science and Education building to expand laboratory capabilities and enhance collaborative efforts.
  • $10M: Build new Field Operations Center to support unique research and house key equipment.
  • $250K: Support acquisition of critical analytical and field equipment necessary to conduct observations in real time.

Research & Faculty 

Support restoration efforts and inform policy through cutting-edge research and strategic recruitment.

  • $1M: Endow a Named Professorship to expand work in aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry and aquatic toxicology.
  • $500K: Fund Large Research Projects across key focus areas, including water quality, ecological monitoring, urban water, biogeochemical cycles and chemistry of wetland systems.
  • $100K: Support for 3 year-long doctoral assistantships for graduate students to work with our experts.

Training & Education

Enhance the development of cross-cutting solutions and tools while engaging decision makers to impact human and ecosystem health in real time.

  • $40K: Funds to support volunteer participation in research, education and outreach
  • $30K: Support for high-risk, high-reward, rapid intervention environmental programs.
  • $20K: Scholarships to support the education of 4 undergraduate students.

Ways to Give 

There are many ways to support the amazing work we do.


In Person

Reach out and learn more about how you can help us build the future. Call 305-348-4349 or contact our Advancement Team.


By Mail

Send your check or money order made payable to the FIU Foundation, Inc to:
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th St, CASE 450
Miami, FL 33199
Please include Southeast Environmental Research Center in the check memo/note.


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