Indian River REC
2199 South Rock Rd.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
The Indian River Lagoon is the most biologically diverse estuary in the United States. This is due to the unique biogeography of the lagoon as a transition zone between the tropical coastal ecosystems to the south (mangroves and coral reefs) and the temperate coastline to the north (saltgrass marshes). As a result, this unique waterway has been designated as “An estuary of national significance.” The Indian River Lagoon and the near-shore ocean waters support active commercial and recreational fisheries.
Aquaculture, water quality, and youth and adult environmental education
- Fishery resource management
- Marine ecology
- MS, Biological Oceanography (specialty fisheries and aquaculture) from the University of Miami – Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
- BA, Biology, Frostburg University