Science & Research

Miami Waterkeeper is a science-based organization and science is the foundation of all of our work. 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. 

Have an idea for a new research question? Get in touch with us about it and see how Miami Waterkeeper can help

Check out Miami Waterkeeper's scientific publications here:

Cunning JR, Silverstein R, Baker AC (2018) Symbiont shuffling linked to differential photochemical dynamics of Symbiodinium in three Caribbean reef corals Coral Reefs 37: 145-152.

Silverstein et al. (2017) Tenacious D: Symbiodinium in clade D remain in reef corals at both high and low temperature extremes despite impairmentJournal of Experimental Biology.

Pelc et al. (2015) Further action on bycatch could boost United States fisheries performanceMarine Policy 56:56-60.

Barnes et al. (2015) Sediment plumes induced by the Port of Miami dredging: Analysis and interpretation using Landsat and MODIS dataRemote Sensing of Environment 170: 328-339.

Silverstein R, Cunning JR, Baker AC (2014) Change in algal symbiont communities after bleaching, not prior heat exposure, increases heat tolerance of reef coralsGlobal Change Biology 21: 236-249.

We also conduct technical scientific reviews of government or contractor reports. You can see some examples here:

Letter to FDEP re: Cross site Impact Report examining impacts from PortMiami dredging. July 31, 2018. 

Letter to FDEP re: Permanent Site Impact Report examining impacts from PortMiami dredging. June 15, 2017. 

NEPA Scoping Comments for Port Everglades. March 27, 2017.

NEPA Scoping Comments for FPL Turkey Point License Extension Application



Science & Research
Science & Research