Invaluable Research Opportunities
SRC provides a platform for students to conduct graduate-level research at the University of Miami. Graduate students interested in getting involved with SRC projects should read Dr. Hammerschlag’s letter to prospective students.
SRC’s interdisciplinary research interests sit at the cross section of natural and social science and are applied to produce high-quality research in support of important conservation and management goals. Our sampling sites in the Florida Keys, the Everglades, the Dry Tortugas, South Africa, and the Bahamas are home to a diverse assemblage of shark species including nurse sharks, blacktips, blacknoses, great and scalloped hammerheads, tiger sharks, Caribbean reef sharks, and a suite of endemic species.
Graduate students working on SRC projects have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate interns, lead shark research trips, and engage with our research and educational partners. SRC’s graduate students have the unique opportunity to explore their research interests, gain leadership skills, and define their career objectives as a part of a supportive, tight-knit lab atmosphere. Many SRC Graduate alumni have proceeded to successful careers in marine science and have gained notoriety through published research papers. Graduate students join SRC through the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science’s Masters of Professional Science and the Master of Science programs, as well as the Environmental Science and Policy Ph.D. program.