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We examine how disturbances in the form of global climate change, extreme weather events (such as tropical storms, fires and hurricanes) and shifting approaches to water management interact with coastal ecosystem structure, functions and services to people.

By conducting persistent research in the freshwater wetlands, mangrove swamps and shallow seagrass communities along the two major drainages of the Everglades National Park, we employ powerful long-term datasets to determine how physical disturbances interact to determine ecosystem processes and trajectories of change. Ecologists work with social scientists and water managers to inform adaptive management of coastal ecological resources.

Research History

An overview of our research history and phases.