Invaluable Research Opportunities
SRC provides a platform for students to conduct research while enrolled as a graduate student at the University of Miami. Graduate students interested in getting involved with SRC projects while attending graduate school should read Dr. Hammerschlag’s letter to prospective students.
South Florida is an oasis for marine research, with great weather all year round. Our varied research interests, incorporating both the natural and the social sciences, are applied to produce high-quality science in support of important conservation and management goals. Our sampling sites in the Florida Keys, the Everglades, the Dry Tortugas, and the Bahamas are home to a diverse assemblage of shark species including nurse sharks, blacktips, blacknoses, great and scalloped hammerheads, tiger sharks, and Caribbean reef sharks.
Graduate students working on SRC projects have the opportunity to train and manage undergraduate interns, lead shark research trips, and speak with local school groups about marine conservation. Over the past few years, thousands of high school students, ranging from underserved public school districts to elite prep schools, have accompanied us out on the water to learn about sharks and participate in research.
SRC is a joint initiative of the University of Miami’s Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science and Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy.