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Last updated: January 15, 2013
South Florida Restoration Science Forum

Nutrients

map of southern Florida

Part 1: What nutrient levels and loads need to be achieved in order to preserve the integrity of the ecosystem?

Poster presented May 1999, at the South Florida Restoration Science Forum

By: Thomas D. Fontaine


(Map at right corresponds to images below. Click on map for larger version.)


Nutrient impacted ecosystems

photo of Lake Okeechobee
Lake Okeechobee
photo of Everglades
Everglades
photo of estuary
East & west coast estuaries
photo of Florida Bay
Florida Bay


 
Nutrient sources
photo of cow photo of cattle
Beef & dairy cattle (C-139 & north of Lake)
photo of urban area
Urban areas
photo of agricultural field
Agricultural Areas  (EAA, South Dade)
photo of waterfront houses
Keys' wastewater & stormwater


Linking research, monitoring, and modeling to management needs

Identify nutrient impacts
photo of mesocosm


Identify nutrient sources and fate
illustration of flow


Identify nutrient control methods

photo of farming equipment
Farm BMPs
photo of STAs
STAs
illustration of treatment technology
Advanced treatment technology


Models predict best mix  & effects of control methods

% improvement
graph


Next Next: Management challenges: how can science help?

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