Miami Waterkeeper is a science-based organization. We use research, monitoring, and scientific analysis to further our understanding of the best ways to protect our water and the sustainability of our communities. Through our work, we seek to understand how science can address environmental problems, tackle coastal challenges, and inform policy. We work with universities and research-based institutions around the country to use sound science to inform the management of natural resources.
Rachel Silverstein, our Waterkeeper and Executive Director, has a Ph.D. in the Department of Marine Biology and Fisheries Science from the University of Miami, focusing on the effects of climate change on reef corals.
Miami Waterkeeper continues to engage in scientific research with a variety of partners, and we continue to rely on science to guide our organization’s decision-making.
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Check out Miami Waterkeeper's scientific publications here:
Silverstein et al. (2017) Tenacious D: Symbiodinium in clade D remain in reef corals at both high and low temperature extremes despite impairment. Journal of Experimental Biology.
Pelc et al. (2015) Further action on bycatch could boost United States fisheries performance. Marine Policy 56:56-60.
Barnes et al. (2015) Sediment plumes induced by the Port of Miami dredging: Analysis and interpretation using Landsat and MODIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment 170: 328-339.
Silverstein et al. (2014) Change in algal symbiont communities after bleaching, not prior heat exposure, increases heat tolerance of reef corals. Global Change Biology 21: 236-249.