Welcome to the Florida Environmental Interface

In addition to improving access to the collections and research in the USF Special and Digital Collections, the focus of this portal is to organize, categorize, and synthesize current and historical information related to the environments of Florida. When most people think of Florida, sunny skies, blue waters, and white beaches come to mind. Florida’s ecosystem, however, is vastly more complex. There have been several efforts to manage land development in a responsible way, balancing the needs of the human population with Florida’s unique wildlife and fisheries, sound water management practices, and environmental conservation. Florida’s prevalence of limestone creates an interesting karst topography, resulting in cave and sinkhole formations. With a variety of concentrations and exhibitions, these collections focus on the flora, fauna, and numerous geological and geographical aspects of Florida.