The natural resources of the Apalachicola River and the Apalachicola Bay are vital
to the State of Florida’s economy. Our proximity to these natural resources gives
the School of the Environment a vital location to conduct ecosystem research that
continues our legacy of opening doors to environmental careers through our undergraduate
and graduate degree programs in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies. We
offer BS and BA degrees in Environmental Studies, and BS, MS, and PH.D degrees in
Environmental Science in the following areas of concentration: Environmental Policy
and Risk Management, Aquatic and Terrestrial Ecology, Biomolecular Sciences, and Environmental
Our years of active research engagements through funds from the National Oceanic &
Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), has kept us in the forefront of training new generation
of students in ecosystem characterization, ecological processes, forecasting and modeling,
and human dimensions.
This legacy is continuing with our leading role in the EnergyWaterFoodNexus, a new
science enterprise, to facilitate the convergence and collaboration of industry innovators
focused on generating sustainable solutions in the energy, water, and food sectors
to grow and meet the needs of the global economy. This global public-private partnership
seeks to generate practical solutions through research and commercialization of technologies
that advance renewable energy, increase access to safe drinking water, and promote
natural resource conservation.
Most importantly, the small faculty to student ratio gives students increased access
to our core lab and mentoring opportunities for a rewarding undergraduate and graduate
I welcome students to join us in these exciting environmental careers.
Victor Ibeanusi, Ph.D.