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U.S. Geological Survey, Greater Everglades Science Initiative (Place-Based Studies)
Fiscal Year 2003 Project Summary Report
Project Start Date: 2000 Project End Date: 2005
Web Sites: http://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/impacts_est/
Location (Subregions, Counties, Park or Refuge): Everglades National Park (Monroe County)
Funding Source: (PBS): Additionally, ENP supplied research houseboat. Hart salary: Human Resources grant to the FISC. Half Silverman's salary (a contractor) is paid off GCC.
Principal Investigator(s): Carole C. McIvor
Supporting Organizations: Everglades National Park, Duke University
Associated/Linked Projects: Effects of GCC on mangrove forests & associated fauna in SW Florida (T.J. Smith, C.C. McIvor). Distribution & biochemical characteristics of submerged aquatic vegetation along Shark River (subcontract to J. Fourqurean, FIU)
Overview & Objective(s): The overall goal is to provide baseline data on mangrove-associated fauna and on submerged aquatic vegetation in Shark River prior to hydrological restoration upstream. Specific objectives are to: (1) quantify species composition, density, & biomass of fishes & decapod crustaceans in intertidal mangrove forests along salinity gradient in Shark River: relate these distributional patterns to hydrological & environmental factors; (2) describe the submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) of Shark River in relation to sediment & water quality parameters; and (3) describe the population structure & habitat use of diamondback terrapins in the Big Sable Creek complex.
Status: Ongoing, at end of 3rd year of data collection for objective 1.
Recent & Planned Products: Excel datasets of fish species, numbers and biomass at 3 fixed sites in fringing mangrove forests along a salinity gradient in Shark River, March 2000-July 2003. Excel datasets of terrapin morphological parameters, cature and re-capture locations, PIT tag numbers, blood sample numbers from 2001-2003. GEER Conference 2003: two papers, 1 poster. Semiannual report from Fourqurean (SAV).
Relevance to Greater Everglades Restoration Information Needs: Fish, SAV, and terrapin research all provide baseline data for restoration. Data can be used to develop performance measures as well.
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
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