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Institute of Environmental Research and Education

The Institute of Environmental Research and Education (IERE) is housed in Academic and Student Affairs and serves students and faculty from all six UNF colleges. All IERE programs and scholarships are 100% funded by donors and grants. With a focus on environmental research and education, our mission is to provide opportunities for environmental research and education and develop interdisciplinary programs that enhance the student experience. Learn more about the IERE.


Remembering Dr. J. David Lambert

It is with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Dr. J. David Lambert. Dr. Lambert was a dedicated faculty member, accomplished researcher, and past director of the Institute of Environmental Research and Education (formerly the Environmental Center). Through his guidance and commitment, the Institute provided students with opportunities for research, service and leadership. Dr. Lambert was instrumental in the success of the Institute and will be greatly missed. Please feel free to share memories and photos on his memorial site. Additionally, the family is collecting donations for an endowed student scholarship in Dr. Lambert's name to honor his legacy of helping students. Please consider making a gift today.


Seed Grant Recipients Announced

The 2022 Seed Grant recipients have been announced! Learn more about the funded projects.

Upcoming Events

Florida Native Plant Society's 40th Annual Conference

Thursday, May 19, 2022 - Sunday, May 22, 2022

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center

Conference Information

The Florida Native Plant Society's annual conference includes two days of great speakers, networking and botanical field trips. This is your only chance to meet FNPS members from around the state and learn what they are doing to conserve, preserve and restore their native plant communities.


More information about the conference to be released soon!

Jacksonville Environmental Symposium

Friday, October 14, 2022

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center

Cost: $15-50

The Jacksonville Environmental Symposium presents a unique opportunity for members of the community to interact with the regulatory agencies responsible for developing and implementing environmental policy. The symposium provides valuable opportunities for communication and helps to further the goal of protecting our limited natural resources and improving the quality of life in Northeast Florida.


This event is sponsored by the City of Jacksonville Environmental Protection Board and Institute of Environmental Research and Education.