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.

Present Research at Conferences
Rene Price giving a presentation at the 2007 FCE LTER All Scientists Meeting
Rene Price giving a presentation at the 2007 FCE LTER All Scientists Meeting

Presenting research at conferences is an important way for FCE-LTER scientists and students to disseminate information about the results of their work. Large conferences, such as the Ecological Society of America meetings and the Estuarine Research Federation meetings, provide an outlet for communicating FCE-LTER research results to hundreds of other scientists. Not only does this help garner support for the project, but it also helps the project to grow as new collaborations are forged. In addition, presenting at conferences helps students who are learning to become independent scientists improve their communication skills.

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