Welcome to the Marine Community & Behavioral Ecology Lab!

Shark Bay, Australia


Contact information

Dr. Michael Heithaus
Executive Director, School of Environment, Arts and Society
Florida International University
3000 NE 151 St
North Miami, FL 33181
(305) 919-5234 voice
(305) 919-4030 fax
Mike Heithaus CV

Video-enhanced lesson plans

The lab is currently in the process of developing inquiry-based lessons that use a high production quality video to take students along on research missions in Shark Bay. Students experience data collection and analysis and hypothesis testing and generation while learning about the cool species in Shark Bay. The first versions of the Shark Bay video will be available at www.sberp.org soon and we are just starting to work on Everglades-based videos.


Field research experiences for middle school teachers

Every year, we pair two middle school teachers with graduate students working in Shark Bay so teachers can gain hands-on research experience. Graduate students then make a trip to the teacher's school to interact with their classes. For more information on the program and to apply, visit www.sberp.org.


Talks at local schools and educational outlets

Members of the Heithaus lab give talks at local schools, museums, and field sites throughout the year. If you are interested in having somebody from the lab come to give a talk about our research, please contact me.


Mike and Grad student


All photographs copyrighted; Images may be used for educational purposes. For use in other forms contact Mike Heithaus