Florida Coastal Everglades - United States of America

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Site Name
Florida Coastal Everglades
Short name
FCE
Country
United States of America
Site Manager
Keywords
biogeochemical processes
carbon cycling
fires
food webs
hurricanes
Lagoons, coastal wetlands and estuaries
mangroves
Site Description
The majority of Florida Coastal Everglades LTER sites are located in freshwater marsh, estuarine mangroves, seagrass estuary ecosystems in Everglades National Park. Everglades National Park covers approximately 4300 km² of south Florida and is part of the greater Everglades ecosystem which extends north to Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River.
Last modified
2019-12-16 11:12:01
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Site Status
existing
Year Established
2000
Purpose
Our research focuses on understanding ecosystem processes along the two major drainage basins in Everglades National Park: Shark River Slough and Taylor Slough. We are particularly interested in the dynamics at the estuarine ecotone, where freshwater and estuarine wetlands meet. This ecotone is dynamic in the landscape in response to changing freshwater inflow (with Everglades restoration), sea level rise (climate change responses), and disturbance (particularly hurricanes and fire).
Photos
Map of south Florida showing the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER study area
Geographic
Size
430000.00ha
Elevation (average)
1.80msl
Elevation (min)
0.00msl
Elevation (max)
2.40msl
Affiliation and Network Specific Information
Affiliation
ILTERThis site is a verified "ILTER" member.
US LTER (FCE)This site is a verified "US LTER" member.
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