About Us

Peter Frederick measuring oysters in Cedar Key Florida.
Leslie Sturmer and Reggie Markham pulling a clam bag out of the Gulf of Mexico.

Our Mission

The mission of the NCBS is to enhance the conservation and sustainability of natural resources throughout the Nature Coast through collaborative research, enhanced public engagement, field-based courses, and hands-on training workshops.

Our History

UF/IFAS has a long history of research, teaching and extension programs in the Nature Coast region, along with an extensive track record of working with agency cooperators to improve the conservation and management of natural resources and communities in the region.   These previous efforts have built a foundation on which the Nature Coast Biological Station will further develop the UF/IFAS mission of research, teaching, and extension in the region. 


We are always looking to expand our team here at the Nature Coast Biological Station (NCBS). Projects goals could include wildlife, fisheries, benthic and shellfish ecology, shellfish aquaculture, forestry practices, water flow, and nutrient dynamics in the region. Get involved and make a difference.