Disclaimer: The content on this website is not an official University of Miami production, we're just all coincidentally at UM. Anything offensive is intentional. We did this (and we are not saying who "we" are), not our advisor, and this website is intended for amusement and recruitment purposes only. 

As part of the University of Miami’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, Broad Lab researchers are PhD students interested in a range of “wicked” problems, from unintended consequences of shark ecotourism, to perception of risk from sea level rise, to the psychological factors influencing wastewater reuse, to the development of a law of the underground (see list of all PhD student projects). We work closely with our fearless, obsessively compulsive, compulsively obsessive, and elusive leader, Dr. Kenneth Broad, in studying how scientific information is perceived, interpreted, and used to make private and public sector decisions. As interdisciplinary scientists, we use diverse methods to answer questions and develop prescriptive approaches to environmental challenges.

Members of the group have come from a wide variety of background and experiences, from psychology to economics, history, biology, and engineering. We are salsa dancers, world class sailors, naval officers, artists, explorers, and global citizens. We regularly collaborate with the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, The Nature Conservancy, National Geographic, Stanford’s Center for Ocean Solutions, Columbia’s Center for Research on Environmental Decisions, the RJ Dunlap Program, as well as other organizations, groups, institutions, assemblages, societies, communities, and gangs.

                                             We worry when he smiles.

                                            We worry when he smiles.

Our studies and research are funded by diverse sources, including NSF, NOAA, EPA, and others. So we thank you for your tax dollars. We are most grateful to the Abess family for their generosity in establishing the Abess Doctoral Fellowships that keep us happy, healthy, and well fed.