Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

Freshwater Plant Research and Monitoring

Florida’s freshwater wetland plant communities provide a valuable service for wildlife and humans alike; they clean and filter the water that runs through them. They also provide habitat for many species of fish and terrestrial animals. The freshwater wetland plants research group conducts research on the plant communities supported by lakes, rivers, springs, swamps, and estuaries. 

 





FWC Facts:
Florida's largest estuary, Tampa Bay, covers 440 square miles and has more than 300 species of inshore fish.

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