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Support Next Generation Scientists

The ֱ (ֱ) School of Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability (ECOS) is a partnership between the and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute (HBOI). This multidisciplinary and multi-unit initiative serves as the driver for diverse academic and research entities to create a comprehensive environmental hub at ֱ. ECOS leverages each group's outside partners, including many government agencies and educational institutions, combining the full breadth of partnerships with the University’s teaching, research and outreach mission to enhance opportunities and bring forth the collective environmental capabilities of ֱ.

ECOS serves as an umbrella for numerous academic offerings in departments and interdisciplinary program areas that provide advanced bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs.


Become an Affiliate Member

The ֱ School of Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability (ECOS) invites faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students from any organizational unit within ֱ to become affiliate member of the School.

Members will be added to the ECOS Canvas site to view upcoming conferences, community engagement opportunities, funding opportunities, jobs for new grads, and more.

call for Nominations: ecos Research Award

The School of Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability is pleased to announce the ECOS Research Award(s), recognizing the most influential published manuscript on emerging topics related to ECOS. This award aims to acknowledge exceptional contributions to the field and encourage impactful research within our community. The award includes a $500 honorarium. The deadline to apply is March 13, 2024.


VISION

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Our vision is to become a leading nexus of environmental education, research, and community engagement, across public, private, and non-profit sectors to create a resilient future that prepares and lessens anthropogenic impacts on South Florida ecosystems and human communities while serving as a model for other regions across the state, region, and globe.

RESEARCH

Located in a region at the forefront of challenges that much of the world is facing due to the intersection of the natural environment with a rapidly growing urban population. Six ֱ campuses in South Florida span a region where growing urban areas impact the natural world, from the accelerating risks of climate change (e.g., rising temperatures, coastal erosion, more frequent and intense storms and floods) to habitat destruction, environmental contamination, and harmful algal blooms. With its robust programs in environmental research, education, and community engagement, ֱ and ECOS have the opportunity to provide leadership and guidance to enhance the resilience of South Florida's ecological systems and human population.

Our faculty and scientists are widely published and funded by the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the United States Geological Survey, the South Florida Water Management District, the U.S. Department of Transportation, the Florida Department of Transportation, and a range of other public and private sources.

View the partners of ECOS.

NEWS
Transition Announcement for ECOS and CES
Transition Announcement for ECOS and CES
Congratulations to Colin Polsky, Ph.D., who was named the associate vice president for the ֱ Broward Campuses.
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Inaugural ECOS Award Winners Announced
Inaugural ECOS Award Winners Announced
The Schmidt College of Science is pleased to announce the inaugural winners of the School of Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability (ECOS) Research Award, Weibo Liu, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department...
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Florida Wildlife Corridor Eases Worst Impacts of Climate Change
Florida Wildlife Corridor Eases Worst Impacts of Climate Change
A first-of-its-kind study by Florida Atlantic Schmidt College of Science researchers highlights how Florida can buffer itself against both climate change and population pressures by conserving the remaining 8 million acres...
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The Invading Sea: Florida Wildlife Corridor benefits imperiled species and state’s resilience, ֱ panelists say
Participants in a ֱ panel discussion on February 22 emphasized how the nearly 18 million acres of connected land and waterways providing resilience to climate change is one of those benefits.

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Giving

Supporting the Next Generation of Environmental Problem Solvers

  • Undergraduate scholarships, paid research opportunities, and internships
  • Graduate research assistantships
  • Postdoctoral program

Programmatic Support

  • Expand academic programming and related initiatives
  • Support student travel and conference participation
  • Support The Invading Sea to inform the public about climate change issues

ECOS Research Fund

  • Seed funding to support new research initiatives and collaborations
  • Support outreach, community engagement and citizen science

ECOS Endowed Chair

  • Attract a premier researcher to lead ECOS initiatives

Give to ECOS

Contact Schmidt College of Science Director of Development, Todd Clark at clarkt@fau.eduor 561.297.2689.

Contact

Questions? Please contact Director of the School for Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability and Professor, Colin Polsky, Ph.D., at cpolsky@fau.edu.

Administration

John BaldwinJohn Baldwin, Ph.D.
Interim Director, School of Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability
Associate Dean for Faculty Development
jbaldwin@fau.edu
954.236.1151

michael mccoy ecosMichael McCoy, Ph.D.
Associate Director, School of Environmental, Coastal, and Ocean Sustainability
Associate Professor of Quantitative Ecology with a dual appointment in the Department of Biology and Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute
mccoym@fau.edu
772.242.2621

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