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.

Graduate Student Training

FCE Student Group Photo - 2006 FCE  LTER ASM
FCE Student Group Photo taken at the 2006 FCE LTER All Scientists Meeting

Graduate students are the scientific leaders of the future. At the FCE-LTER project, graduate students are trained by senior scientists in all aspects of scientific activity, including data collection and analysis, writing, and verbal communication of scientific results. Over 30 Ph.D. and masters students are involved with the FCE-LTER project at any given time. These students are invaluable members of the research team, providing the project with extra sets of hands with which to collect data and minds with which to analyze data.

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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-1832229, #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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