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Professor, Department of Earth and Enviroment

Dr. Richard's lab studies wetland plant ecology, especially how plants respond to the hydrologic and nutrient challenges presented by the aquatic environment, and the landscape and community ecology of south Florida vegetation. Recently, they have been using remote sensing techniques to map wetland vegetation in southern Florida. They also are interested in the biology of invasive plant species with an emphasis on understanding vegetative and sexual reproduction in these species and how these processes affect invasiveness.


  • Ecology of aquatic macrophytes in the Everglades
  • Evolution of plant mating systems

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


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Jennifer Helen Richards

11200 SW 8th St, OE 233

Miami, FL 33199

richards@fiu.edu - 305-348-3102

FIU International Center for Tropical Botany