About

The Land Use and Environmental Change Institute (LUECI) works to coalesce an interdisciplinary community of researchers that appreciate the anthropogenic influence on and the cultural consequences of global environmental change. Our location in Gainesville is ideal for using the changing environment of Florida as a practical laboratory and sentinel of global change.

LUECI was developed cooperatively by the Departments of Geological Sciences, Geography, Anthropology, and the Center for Latin American Studies to support basic and applied research on environmental change caused by natural phenomena and human activities. To learn more about our history, click here