Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research
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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Biogeochemistry Working Group

FCE Publications:
(These publications cite FCE LTER support in the acknowledgments.)
Armitage, A.R., T.A. Frankovich, K.L. HeckJr., J.W. Fourqurean. 2005. Experimental nutrient enrichment causes complex changes in seagrass, microalgae, and macroalgae community structure in Florida Bay. Estuaries, 28(3): 422-434.

Boyer, J.N., H.O. Briceno. 2012. Water residence time is a significant driver of ecosystem structure and function in estuaries. Pages 119 In Kruczynski, W.L., P.J. Fletcher(eds.) Tropical Connections: South Florida's Marine Environment. IAN Press, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD.

Boyer, J.N., P.J. Gibson. 2005. Nutrient Mass Flux between Florida Bay and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Technical Report # NA16OP2551

Chambers, L.G., S.E. Davis, T. Troxler. 2015. Sea Level Rise in the Everglades: Plant-Soil-Microbial Feedbacks in Response to Changing Physical Conditions. Pages 89-114 In Entry, J., K. Jayachandran, A.D. Gottlieb, A. Ogram(eds.) Microbiology of the Everglades Ecosystem. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Davis, S.E., J.E. Cable, D.L. Childers, C. Coronado-Molina, J.W. Day, C.D. Hittle, C.J. Madden, D. Rudnick, E. Reyes, F. Sklar. 2004. Importance of Episodic Storm Events in Controlling Ecosystem Structure and Function in a Gulf Coast Estuary. Journal of Coastal Research, 20(4): 1198-1208.

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.

Ferdie, Meredith . 2002. Nutrient Limitation of Benthic Primary Production in the Upper Florida Keys. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Flower, Hilary . 2015. Phosphorus sorption dynamics in shallow groundwater, Coastal Everglades, Florida, USA. Ph.D. dissertation, University of South Florida.

Fourqurean, J.W., J. Schrlau. 2003. Changes in nutrient content and stable isotope ratios of C and N during decomposition of seagrasses and mangrove leaves along a nutrient availability gradient in Florida Bay, USA. Chemistry and Ecology, 19(5): 373-390.

Fourqurean, J.W., J.N. Boyer, M.J. Durako, L.N. Hefty, B.J. Peterson. 2003. Forecasting the response of seagrass distribution to changing water quality: statistical models from monitoring data. Ecological Applications, 13(2): 474-489.

Fourqurean, J.W., S.P. Escorcia, W.T. Anderson, J.C. Zieman. 2005. Spatial and seasonal variability in elemental content, d13C and d15N of Thalassia testudinum from south Florida and its implication for ecosystem studies. Estuaries, 28(3): 447-461.

Gaiser, E.E., J.C. Trexler, J.H. Richards, D.L. Childers, D. Lee, A.L. Edwards, L.J. Scinto, K. Jayachandran, G.B. Noe, R.D. Jones. 2005. Cascading ecological effects of low-level phosphorus enrichment in the Florida Everglades. Journal of Environmental Quality, 34(2): 717-723.

Gaiser, E.E., J.H. Richards, J.C. Trexler, R.D. Jones, D.L. Childers. 2006. Periphyton responses to eutrophication in the Florida Everglades: Cross-system patterns of structural and compositional change. Limnology and Oceanography, 51(1): 617-630.

Gann, Tiffany Troxler. 2001. Investigating tree island community response to increased freshwater flow in the Southern Everglades. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Gibson, Patrick J.. 2005. Volume transport and nutrient loading between Florida Bay and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary though Long Key Channel. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Glibert, P.M., C. Heil, D.T. Rudnick, C.J. Madden, J.N. Boyer, S.P. Kelly. 2009. Florida Bay: Water quality status and trends, historic and emerging algal bloom problems. Contributions in Marine Science, 38: 5-17.

Glibert, P.M., J.N. Boyer, C. Heil, C.J. Madden, B. Sturgis, C.S. Wazniak. 2010. Blooms in lagoons: Different from Those of River-Dominated Estuaries. Pages 98-113 In Kennish, M.J., H.W. Paerl (eds.) Coastal Lagoons: Critical Habitats of Environmental Change. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Gottlieb, A.D., E.E. Gaiser, S.E. Hagerthey. 2015. Changes in Hydrology, Nutrient Loading and Conductivity in the Florida Everglades, and Concurrent Effects on Periphyton Community Structure and Function. Pages 131-154 In Entry, J., K. Jayachandran, A.D. Gottlieb, A. Ogram(eds.) Microbiology of the Everglades Ecosystem. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Kotkowski, Rachel . 2014. Environmental Influences on Bacterio-phytoplanktonic Coupling and Bacterial Growth Efficiency in a Sub-tropical Estuary. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Lagomasino, David . 2014. Ecohydrology, evapotranspiration and hydrogeochemistry of carbonate mangrove wetlands. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Madden, C.J.. 2013. Use of models in Ecosystem-based management of the Southern Everglades and Florida Bay, Florida. Pages 25-51 In Day, J.W., A. Yanez-Arancibia(eds.) Ecosystem-Based Management of the Gulf of Mexico. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX.

Malone, Sparkle . 2014. Hydrology drives Everglades ecosystem function: implications for ecosystem vulnerability to drought, energy balance, climate teleconnections and climate change. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Alabama.

Mancera-Pineda, J.E., R.R. Twilley, V.H. Rivera-Monroy. 2009. Carbon (d13c) and Nitrogen (d15n) Isotopic Discrimination in Mangroves in Florida Coastal Everglades as a Function of Environmental Stress. Contributions in Marine Science, 38: 109-129.

Rubio, Gustavo . 2004. Macrophyte Decomposition and Litter Fall Dynamics in the Everglades Ecotones. Master's thesis, Florida International University.

Rudnick, D.T., S.P. Kelly, C.J. Madden, K.M. Cunniff, J.N. Boyer, S. Blair. 2012. An unprecedented phytoplankton bloom occurred in eastern Florida Bay from 2005-2008. Pages 126-128 In Kruczynski, W.L., P.J. Fletcher(eds.) Tropical Connections: South Florida's Marine Environment. IAN Press, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD.

Scully, N.M., N. Maie, S. Dailey, J. Boyer, R.D. Jones, R. Jaffe. 2004. Early diagenesis of plant-derived dissolved organic matter along a wetland, mangrove, estuary ecotone. Limnology and Oceanography, 49(5): 1667-1678.

Stevenson, C., 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., E.E. Gaiser, J. Kominoski, 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, A. Ogram(eds.) Microbiology of the Everglades Ecosystem. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

Troxler, T.. 2010. Monitoring for Potential Water Quality Impacts along the Eastern Boundary of Everglades National Park, Including Taylor Slough. Final Report submitted to Everglades National Park, National Park Service

Troxler-Gann, T.. 2002. Response of Everglades tree islands to increased freshwater flow (Florida). Ecological Restoration, 20(3): 211-212.

Troxler-Gann, Tiffany . 2005. Investigating biogeochemical connectivity in a complex wetland landscape: N sources and mechanisms of N sequestration in forested islands of the southern Everglades. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.

Twilley, R.R., V.H. Rivera-Monroy. 2009. Ecogeomorphic Models of Nutrient Biogeochemistry for Mangrove Wetlands. Pages 641-675 In Perillo, G.M.E., E. Wolanski, D.R. Cahoon, M.M. Brinson(eds.) Coastal Wetlands: An Integrated Ecosystem Approach. Elsevier, New York, NY.

Twilley, R.R., V.H. Rivera-Monroy. 2005. Developing performance measures of mangrove wetlands using simulation models of hydrology, nutrient biogeochemistry, and community dynamics. Journal of Coastal Research, 40: 79-95.

Williams, C.J., J.N. Boyer, F.J. Jochem. 2008. Indirect hurricane effects on resource availability and microbial communities in a subtropical wetland - estuary transition zone. Estuaries and Coasts, 31(1): 204-214.

Wozniak, Jeffrey R.. 2006. Quantifying nitrogen cycling rates in freshwater marshes of the southern Everglades using 15N tracer techniques. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.



Related Publications:
(These publications do not cite FCE LTER support in the acknowledgments, but are related to FCE research)
Day, J.W., F.H. Sklar, J.E. Cable, D.L. Childers, C. Coronado-Molina, S.E. Davis, S.P. Kelly, C.J. Madden, B.C. Perez, E. Reyes, D.T. Rudnick, M.A. Sutula. 2013. The salinity transition zone between the southern Everglades and Florida Bay: System functioning and implications for coastal zone management. Pages 1-24 In Day, J.W., A. Yanez-Arancibia(eds.) Ecosystem-Based Management of the Gulf of Mexico. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX.

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