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Session Title: Ecosystem Responses to Everglades Restoration

Session Description: This session focuses on a sequence five presentations that describe ecosystem responses to changes in water deliveries and management of the Everglades. Responses focus on changes in soil characteristics, aquatic fauna, and apex predator species. Discussions will be guided by an emphasis on science and management needs for the Everglades and approaches for seeking research funding.

List of presentations below

Presenter Organization Abstract Title Abstract File
Paul Julian University of Florida HYDROLOGIC RESTORATION OF A SHALLOW OLIGOTROPHIC MARL WETLAND.  WHAT IS THE SOIL TELLING US? Abstract
Michelle

Afkhami

University of Miami GEER 2019 MICROBIOMES ENHANCE GERMINATION AND GROWTH OF TREE ISLAND SPECIES Abstract
Somers Smott Florida International University LANDSCAPE-SCALE AQUATIC FAUNA MONITORING FOR CERP 2005-2017 Abstract
Nicole

Besemer

RSMAS – University of Miami INTEGRATED BISCAYNE BAY ECOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING (IBBEAM): 6 YR OF EVERGLADES RESTORATION IMPACTS ON THE NEARSHORE ECOSYSTEM Abstract
Venetia

Briggs-Gonzalez

University of Florida ALLIGATORS AND CROCODILES AS INDICATORS OF ECOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO EVERGLADE RESTORATION. Abstract

Session Organizer Contact Information:

Helena Solo-Gabriele, Miami, Florida, 305-989-9103, hmsolo@miami.edu

Carol Daniels, Miami, Florida, 305-323-7542, carol_daniels@nps.gov

 Session Organizer Background: Dr. Helena Solo-Gabriele is the Director of the SFC-CESU and Professor at the University of Miami in environmental engineering with expertise in contaminant transport. Dr. Carol Daniels is the NPS Coordinator for the SFC-CESU and is stationed at Everglades National Park with expertise in environmental toxicology. Both have coordinated research through the SFC-CESU, including an emphasis on research within the Florida Everglades. During the past 3 years, they have worked together organizing meetings to facilitate the technical exchange between the 9 federal agencies and 21 non-federal partners.