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Director, Marine Education and Research Initiative

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Research focuses on biogeochemistry of the coastal ocean, nutrient cycling in the marine environment, primary productivity of aquatic systems, seagrass physiological ecology, and ecosystem modeling.

Engaged in basic and applied research into the structure and function of seagrass beds and the food webs that they support.


  • Biogeochemistry of the coastal ocean
  • Nutrient cycling in the marine environment
  • Seagrass physiological ecology
  • Marine food webs
  • Ecosystem modeling

Please visit the following link to view Dr. Fourqurean’s current projects


Jim Fourqurean

11200 SW 8th St, OE 227

Miami, FL 33199

fourqure@fiu.edu - 305-348-6236

FIU International Center for Tropical Botany