Joint USlter/Mexlter Hurricane Research Network

FIU and the Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research program will host the second meeting of the Joint USlter/Mexlter Hurricane Research Network, December 8-11, 2009 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens.

Supported by an NSF grant, the meeting will expand developing cooperation with the Mexican Long Term Ecological Research program on the study of the effects of hurricanes on tropical forests. The first meeting in Merida, Mexico, in January 2009 established a strong core group of researchers committed to establishing a network of sites and scientists to expand, improve, and synthesize research on hurricanes and their effects. For more information, please contact Evelyn Gaiser ( or visit the meeting website at