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Project Proposal for 2001
FY 2001 WORK PLAN
Project Title: Evolution of Everglades Tree Islands
Other participating programs: None
FY 2001 activities:
- Field work, sampling 2 islands/drowned islands in WCA 2, 3-4 islands in Everglades National Park, and 1 island in Loxahatchee NWR
FY 2001 deliverables/products:
- Publication of paper on development and decline of drowned tree island in WCA 2A
FY 2001 Outreach:
- Fact Sheet - Timing of tree-island formation and development
FY 2000 Products:
Willard, D.A., and Orem, W.H., 2000, Timing and Patterns of Tree-Island Development in the Florida Everglades. Abstracts of the 2nd Conference of the Walt Dineen Society, Fort Lauderdale, FL, p. 159.
Willard, D.A., Korvela, M., Mason, D., Murray, J.B., Orem, W.H., Towles, T., in press. Evolution of fixed tree islands in the Florida Everglades: Environmental controls. In Sklar, F., and van der Valk, A., eds., Everglades Tree Islands, Kluwer Publishers.
Orem, W.H., Lerch, H.E., Bates, A.L., Boylan, A., and Corum, M., in press. Nutrient geochemistry of sediments from two tree islands in Water Conservation Area 3B, The Everglades, Florida. In Sklar, F., and van der Valk, A., eds., Everglades Tree Islands, Kluwer Publishers.
FY 2000 Field Activities:
March, 2000 - Collected transects of cores on 6 islands in WCA 3A, including a declining rookery island near the L67 canal; collected cores on 2 islands in Loxahatchee NWR
August, 2000 - Collected transects of cores on 4 islands in Everglades National Park and 1 declining tree island in WCA 2A
Tim Towles: Florida Game and Fresh-Water Fish Commission. Scientific collaboration and logistic support. Provide elevation and vegetation data from tree islands and guidance in tree-island selection.
Fred Sklar, Susan Newman, Tom Fontaine, Ken Rutchey, Yegang Wu, Steve Krupa, Cindy Bevier, Jeff Giddings: South Florida Water Management District. Scientific collaboration and logistic support. Provide elevation and vegetation data from tree islands and guidance in tree-island selection. Provide data on ground-water/surface water interactions and cores with lithologic description of underlying bedrock
Laura Brandt, Lorraine Heisler: Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Scientific collaboration. Provides guidance on tree-island selection, vegetation data. Possible collaboration with a graduate student on fire-history studies of Loxahatchee NWR.
Tom Armentano, David Jones: Everglades National Park. Scientific collaboration on tropical hammocks in Everglades National Park.
David L. Dilcher: Florida Museum of Natural History. Scientific collaboration. Vegetational reconstruction and evaluate of Late Holocene CO2 concentrations.