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Florida Coastal Everglades LTER - Current Working Groups
Current Working Groups

The current phase of the FCE LTER program is organized into four working groups and four cross-cutting themes. Each working group or cross-cutting theme focuses on a set of key research questions and/or major processes being quantified by the LTER program.
Working Groups Cross-cutting Themes
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Trophic Dynamics Working Group

FCE Publications:
(These publications cite FCE LTER support in the acknowledgments.)
Baber, M.J., D.L. Childers, K.J. Babbitt and D.H. Anderson. 2002. Controls on fish distribution and abundance in temporary wetlands. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 59(9): 1441-1450.

Boucek, R. and J.S. Rehage. 2015. Effects of an episodic drought on a floodplain subsidy consumed by mangrove river fishes. In Murchie, K.J. and P.P. Daneshgar(eds.) Mangroves as Fish Habitat. Proceedings of the 2nd Mangroves as Fish Habitat meeting.. American Fisheries Society, .

Chick, J. and J.C. Trexler. 2004. Spatial scale and abundance patterns of large fish communities in freshwater marshes of the Florida Everglades. Wetlands, 24(3): 652-664.

Cornett, Virginia C.. 2006. Spatial distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Shark River Estuary and implications for understanding movement and feeding patterns of manatees (Tichechus manatus latirostris). Master's thesis, Florida International University.

DeAngelis, D.L., J.C. Trexler and D.D. Donalson. 2010. Competition dynamics in a seasonally varying wetland. Pages 1-14 In Cantrell, S., C. Cosner and S. Ruan(eds.) Spatial Ecology. Chapman Hall/CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

DeAngelis, D.L., J.C. Trexler and W.F. Loftus. 2005. Life history trade-offs and community dynamics of small fishes in a seasonally pulsed wetland. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 62(4): 781-790.

Dewsbury, Bryan M.. 2006. Artificially induced aggregation of fish and their effects on nutrient regimes and primary producers in an oligotrophic subtropical estuary. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Gandy, D.A., J.S. Rehage, J. Munyon, K.B. Gestring and J.I. Galvez. 2012. Canals as Vectors for Fish Movement: Potential Southward Range Expansion of Lepisosteus osseus L. (Longnose Gar) in South Florida. Southeastern Naturalist, 11: 253-262.

Goss, Charles . 2006. Fish colonization of temporary wetlands in the context of the Everglades landscape. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Harrison, Elizabeth . 2014. Analyzing invasion success of the Mayan Cichlid (Cichlasoma urophthalmus) in southern Florida. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Heithaus, M.R., A. Frid, J.J. Vaudo, B. Worm and A.J. Wirsing. 2010. Unraveling the ecological importance of elasmobranchs. Pages 611-637 In Heithaus, M.R., J.C. Carrier and J. Musick(eds.) The biology of sharks and their relatives II: Biodiversity, adaptive physiology, and conservation. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Jopp, F., D.L. DeAngelis and J.C. Trexler. 2011. Chapter 18. Trophic Cascades and Food Web Stability in Fish Communities of the Everglades. Pages 257-268 In Jopp, F., H. Reuter and B. Breckling(eds.) Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics- An Introduction into Ecological Modeling for Students, Teachers & Scientists. Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg.

Jopp, F., D.L. DeAngelis and J.C. Trexler. 2010. Modeling seasonal dynamics of small fish cohorts in fluctuating freshwater marsh landscapes. Landscape Ecology, 25(7): 1041-1054.

Liston, S.E., S. Newman and J.C. Trexler. 2008. Macroinvertebrate Community Response to Eutrophication in an Oligotrophic Wetland: An in situ Mesocosm Experiment. Wetlands, 28(3): 686-694.

Matich, Philip . 2014. Environmental and individual factors shaping the habitat use and trophic interactions of juvenile bull sharks (Carcharhinus leucas) in a subtropical estuary. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Rehage, J.S., J. Cote and A. Sih. 2016. The role of dispersal behaviour and personality in post-establishment spread. Pages 96-118 In Weis, J.S. and D. Sol(eds.) Biological Invasions and Animal Behaviour. Cambridge University Press, .

Rehage, J.S., R. Boucek and J. Lee. 2015. Mangrove Habitat Use by Resident versus Migrant Sport Fishes in the Coastal Everglades. In Murchie, K.J. and P.P. Daneshgar(eds.) Mangroves as Fish Habitat. Proceedings of the 2nd Mangroves as Fish Habitat meeting.. American Fisheries Society, .

Rosenblatt, A.E., J. Nifong, M.R. Heithaus, M.W. Parry and F.J. Mazzotti. 2014. New record of Everglades mink in Everglades National Park from the stomach of an American alligator. Southeastern Naturalist, 13(3): N22-N25.

Rosenblatt, A.E., S. Zona, M.R. Heithaus and F.J. Mazzotti. 2014. Are seeds consumed by crocodilians viable? A test of the crocodilian saurochory hypothesis. Southeastern Naturalist, 13(3): N26-N29.

Smith, Shawn Elizabeth. 2004. Defining the role of floating periphyton mats in shaping food-web dynamics in the Florida Everglades. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Stevenson, C. and D.L. Childers. 2004. Hydroperiod and seasonal effects on fish decomposition in an oligotrophic Everglades marsh. Wetlands, 24(3): 529-537.

Stevenson, Christine Elizabeth. 2001. Fish decomposition and the role of fish detritus in nutrient cycling within an oligotrophic Everglades freshwater marsh. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Trexler, J.C. and D.L. DeAngelis. 2010. Modeling the evolution of complex reproductive adaptations in poeciliid fishes: Matrotrophy and superfetation. Pages 231-240 In Uribe, M.C. and H.J. Greer(eds.) Viviparous Fishes II. New Life Publications, Homestead, FL.

Trexler, J.C. and W.F. Loftus. 2016. Invertebrates of the Florida Everglades. Pages 321-356 In Batzer, D. and D. Boix(eds.) Invertebrates in Freshwater Wetlands. Springer International Publishing, .

Trexler, J.C., D.L. DeAngelis and J. Jiang. 2011. Community assembly and mode of reproduction: predicting the distribution of livebearing fishes. In Evans, J., A. Pilastro and I. Schlupp(eds.) Ecology and Evolution of Poeciliid Fishes. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Trexler, J.C., E.E. Gaiser, J. Kominoski and J.L. Sanchez. 2015. The Role of Periphyton Mats in Consumer Community Structure and Function in Calcareous Wetlands: Lessons from the Everglades. Pages 155-179 In Entry, J., K. Jayachandran, A.D. Gottlieb and A. Ogram(eds.) Microbiology of the Everglades Ecosystem. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Trexler, J.C., W.F. Loftus and J. Chick. 2003. Setting and monitoring restoration goals in the absence of historical data: The case of fishes in the Florida Everglades. Pages 351-376 In Busch, D.E. and J.C. Trexler(eds.) Monitoring Ecosystems: Interdisciplinary Approaches for Evaluating Ecoregional Initiatives. Island Press, Washington, D.C..

Williams, Alissa Jade. 2004. Hydrology and primary production influence food-web patterns in the Florida Everglades. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Related Publications:
(These publications do not cite FCE LTER support in the acknowledgments, but are related to FCE research)
Walters, T., F.J. Mazzotti and H.C. Fitz. 2015 (In Press). Habitat selection by an introduced species, the Burmese Python (Python molurus bivitattus) in southern Florida. Journal of Herpetology

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