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Synthesis of South Florida Ecosystem History Research

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Project Investigators: Debra A. Willard, G. Lynn Wingard

Project Personnel: Thomas M. Cronin, Charles W. Holmes, Joel Hudley

Project Start Date: 2005 End Date: 2007

Recent Funding: (FY07) USGS GE PES, (FY06) USGS GE PES, (FY05) USGS GE PES


Summary

This project will integrate results from ongoing and previous research on the history of the Greater Everglades ecosystem and response of various components to climatic and anthropogenically derived change.

Please note - this is a completed project.

Please be sure to visit the South Florida Ecosystem History website

Everglades restoration planning requires an understanding of the impact of natural and human-induced environmental change in shaping the current ecosystem. Recent and ongoing research in the wetlands and estuaries is documenting biotic responses to specific environmental changes in specific parts of the greater Everglades ecosystem (tree islands, sawgrass ridges, sloughs, marl prairies, mangroves) and throughout Florida and Biscayne Bays. Data generated in these projects are being evaluated in the context of possible restoration strategies to improve prediction of future ecosystem response. This new project is intended to synthesize all data generated to date on the history of the Greater Everglades ecosystem and the response of various components to climatic and anthropogenically derived change.

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