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Mission Statement

Work with Citizen Scientists for the purpose of monitoring Florida’s aquatic ecosystems to provide research-quality data (Research), public education (Extension) and student training (Teaching) with respect to water quality and aquatic systems management. 


1. Determine how changing geologic gradients everywhere apparent in Florida impacts the Limnology of Florida aquatic systems?

2. Determine the natural variance exhibited within and among Florida’s aquatic systems to help separate natural from anthropogenic changes.

3. Maintain long-term monitoring to determine if any trends are occurring in Florida’s aquatic ecosystems.

photo of a lakewatch director Mark Hoyer holding a bumper sticker that reads have you hugged a limnologist today