The Research & Epidemiology Team is responsible for identifying the overarching research needs related to the current coral disease outbreak and working collaboratively to begin addressing the research gaps. The Research & Epidemiology Team will review all research project proposals and reports.
The Research & Epidemiology Team is sub-divided into four specific research areas:
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.