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Research Opportunities

We Welcome Scientists From Diverse Fields

Vester offers awards for supporting scientists from other institutions to conduct short- or long-term research at our unique facility. The awards cover laboratory and boat use, on-site housing (bunk beds to single bedroom accommodations) and instrument use at the field station.

Research Activities

  • Ecosystem Function and Trophic Transfer
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Estuarine Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport
  • Estuarine Microbial Processes
  • Harmful Algal Blooms
  • Hurricane History of Southwest Florida
  • Invasive Species
  • Nutrient Biogeochemistry
  • Seagrass Ecology
  • Shellfish Biology and Ecosystem Restoration
Student researcher

STEM camp student

About the Visiting Scientist Award

Vester offers awards for supporting scientists from other institutions to conduct short- or long-term research at our unique facility. The awards cover laboratory and boat use, on-site housing (bunk beds to single bedroom accommodations) and instrument use at the field station.

Laboratory space, boat use, on-site housing and use of scientific core facilities are available on a fee basis; however, each year the Vester Field Station Visiting Scientist Award Program supports several visiting scientists. Short-term visiting scientists are typically involved in a collaborative research project and stay at Vester for several days or weeks.

Vester Visiting Scientist Award 

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  • Proposals

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