In the Seagrass Ecosystems Research Laboratory at Florida International University, we are engaged in basic and applied research into the structure and function of seagrass beds and the food webs that they support. At this web site you will find information on the biology and ecology of seagrasses, as well as information about current and past SERL research projects from both South Florida and around the world. At SERL, our goal is to conduct research and monitoring that will inform other scientists, stakeholders, and the public about seagrass ecosystems and the ecological services that they provide. As a part of FIU's Institute for Water and the Environment, SERL scientists conduct work within the Southeast Environmental Research Center and the Center for Coastal Oceans Research. At SERL, staff and graduate students also incorporate a strong teaching, training, and outreach component into our work.