Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research
Florida Coastal Everglades LTER - What We Do

What We Do

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.

Issue of Hydrobiologia featuring FCE LTER research An issue of Hydrobiologia featuring FCE LTER research
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.

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National Science Foundation logo This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation through the Florida Coastal Everglades Long-Term Ecological Research program under Cooperative Agreements #DEB-1237517, #DBI-0620409, and #DEB-9910514. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
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