The Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research (FCE-LTER)
project is a collaboration of over 120 researchers, students,
and technical staff. The team studies the ways in which hydrology,
climate, and human activities affect ecosystem patterns in the
estuarine ecotones, or regions where freshwater and saltwater
mix, of the Florida Coastal Everglades. In addition to collecting
data, conducting experiments, and building models, the FCE-LTER
team also distributes data to other scientists, presents research
results at scientific conferences, publishes papers in peer-reviewed
journals, trains graduate students to be professional scientists,
and provides education and outreach to the south Florida community.
We link FCE science with Everglades Restoration to provide reliable, continuous, and growing knowledge transfer from basic ecological theory to the development of more effective environmental management and restoration/rehabilitation programs.
More information about what we do
Publishing results in peer-reviewed journals and books
is crucial to the success of any research project because
it gives the work permanence. It also helps to advance
the field of study by making it available to other scientists
who may wish to build on the research. Publishing in
peer-reviewed journals is a particularly rigorous endeavor.
Once a paper has been submitted to a journal, the editor
selects several experts in the field to review the paper.
These often anonymous reviewers will either recommend
or reject the paper for publication based on their opinion
of the paper's quality and merit. This process ensures
that only papers that are well-written and describe
research that has been properly conducted are published.
FCE-LTER research has been published in many of the
world's most prominent academic journals, including
Ecology, Hydrobiologia, and Biogeochemistry.
An issue of Hydrobiologia featuring FCE LTER research
List of FCE LTER Publications