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School of Natural Resources and Environment

School of Natural Resources and Environment

2023 SNRE Research Symposium

April 4, 2023 | 8:00am - 5:00pm

J. Wayne Reitz Union Grand Ballroom

The University of Florida’s (UF) School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE), through its interdisciplinary educational programs, is designed to prepare tomorrow’s scientists to understand the complex issues related to environment and socio-economic stability in Florida, the nation, and the world. To do this, SNRE operates horizontally across UF's elaborate structure of academic disciplines. The SNRE is built on existing strengths in the University by encouraging departments or other organizational units of the University to participate in the activities of the SNRE. Recognizing the high level of expertise in environmental and natural resource matters already present in many basic and applied discipline-centered departments and other organizational units of UF, SNRE engages faculty from a variety of the University's disciplines, as the affiliate faculty of SNRE.  Currently, SNRE hosts approximately 340+ affiliate faculty representing 50+ departments and 20+ research centers and institutes of 12 colleges of UF.  SNRE is now home for 120+ graduate students in Interdisciplinary Ecology and 200+ undergraduate students in Environmental Sciences.

The objectives of the 2023 SNRE Research Symposium are to: 1) provide graduate and undergraduate students a framework to showcase their interdisciplinary research in ecology, environment, and sustainability, and 2) enhance the interaction among students and faculty with participants from state and federal agencies, and private consulting firms and industry.

Robert Holt, Eminent Scholar and Arthur Marshall, Jr., Chair in Ecological Studies, UF Biology Department, is the keynote speaker at the event.


Information for student presenters

Thank you to our SNRE graduate and undergraduate students who have registered to present their research (or research proposal) at the poster session. We look forward to seeing your posters and hearing about your work!

Poster presenters must follow the Guidelines for Preparing a Poster Presentation.

Students presenting posters will have the option to serve as judges of their peers' posters. Serving as a judge will make students eligible for $500 travel awards.

See these tips for Delivering Effective Presentations.


For attendees

The SNRE Research Symposium is open to all UF faculty, staff, students, and the public. We welcome anyone interested in attending to register here by March 28, 2023.


For any questions on attending or presenting at the 2023 SNRE Research Symposium, please contact Christy LaPlante at


Register for the SNRE Research Symposium Register to attend or present at the 2023 SNRE Research Symposium.


Tuesday, April 4, 2023
8:00 a.m.  Registration 
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.   Opening Plenary Session
10:30 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.   Break
10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.  Affiliate Faculty Presentations 
11:50 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Lunch (on your own)
1:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.  Student Oral Presentations
2:40 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Break
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Student Poster Presentations and Reception 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Robert Holt

Eminent Scholar and Arthur Marshall, Jr., Chair in Ecological Studies

Biology Department, University of Florida

Dr. Robert Holt in front of a mountain