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Watershed Management Lab

THE WATERSHED MANAGEMENT LAB

Directed by Matthew Deitch, Ph.D.

Milton, Florida

The University of Florida Watershed Management Lab is located at UF/IFAS's West Florida Research and Education Center in Milton, FL. Our research focuses on how activities across landscapes affect the health of our streams and estuaries. Most of our research focuses on watersheds and streams in the Florida Panhandle. We partner with several agencies, stakeholders, and other academic researchers in the region to improve the wellbeing of the people and ecosystems of northwest Florida.

We have several students and personnel in our lab who use state-of-the-art methods and equipment to conduct a wide range of field- and lab-based studies. Explore our research program by clicking the links or check out the latest news below.

 

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Interacitve Map -- Watersheds of the major estuaries of Northwest Florida

Northwest Florida's estuaries have extensive watersheds that cover several thousand square miles across multiple states. Actions in these watersheds affect Northwest Florida's estuary ecosystems and the services they provide.

Latest news from the Watershed Management Lab--

October 31, 2019

Jiahua Zhou, Ashlynn Smith, and Matt Deitch will all be presenting at the 2019 Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation biennial meeting in Mobile, AL from November 4 through November 7. Look for photos of presenters once we return!

October 11, 2019

Drs. Eban Bean and Matt Deitch gave presentations at workshops co-sponsored by UF, UF Extension and Sea Grant, and Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties on how green infrastructure can reduce flooding and improve water quality in watersheds along Florida's Panhandle. Learn more about the project and watch a video of their presentations here.