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Greater Everglades science continues to be a foundation element for Everglades restoration and management. Building on the success of previous GEER conferences, GEER 2021 will address the most pressing and complex science issues that we face now and into the future of restoration – a future that includes uncertain climate patterns, threats from invasive species, altered hydrology, development pressure, and degraded water quality.

Virtual Conference Dates:
Week 1: April 19-22, 2021

Week 2: April 26-29, 2021
SFC CESU members will be presenting their research associated with different CESU-funded projects at GEER. Tune into our institution partners’ virtual presentations listed below to learn more about SFC CESU-funded research.
  • Modelling Sulfide Intrusion in Thalassia testudinum Across Florida Bay Using a Novel Ecoindicator

    Riley Timbs and Michael Durako


  • Date:
    Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
    Time: 2:25 pm
    Session 4: Water Quality Dynamics through the South Florida Watershed
    CESU Funding: Everglades National Park Critical Ecosystems Studies Initiative (ENP/CESI) grant
  • Bridging Towards Restoration: How Expanding Adaptive Management Processes Will Influence the Next Decade of Ecological Conditions in Northeast Shark River Slough

    Jed Redwine, Colin Saunders, Christa Zweig, Andrea Atkinson, Andrea Nocentini, David T. Rudnick, Fred Sklar, Sue Newman, Dilip Shinde, Troy Hill, Donatto Surratt, John S. Kominoski, and Jay P. Sah

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    Date: Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
    Time: 1:55 pm
    Session 1: Producing a Restoration Success Show: Planning and Adaptive Management with light, cameras & action

  • Bridging Towards Restoration: Quantifying How Increases in Freshwater Hydroperiod are Changing the Ecology of Northeast Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park

    John Kominoski, Sophia Hoffman, Evelyn E. Gaiser, Andrea Nocentini, Jed Redwine, Chris B. Rizzie, David T. Rudnick, Shishir K. Sarker, Dilip Shinde, Leonard J. Scinto, and Franco A. C. Tobias

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    Date: Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
    Time: 2:25 pm
    Session 2: Climate Change and Freshwater Restoration: Forecasts from the Interior Everglades

  • Coupling Fire and Water Management to Control Wetland Nutrient Cycling During Everglades Restoration

    Andrea Nocentini, John Kominoski, Jay Sah, and Jed Redwine

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    Date: Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
    Time: 11:40 am
    Session 10: Management, Restoration and Ecological Effects of Wetland Hydrology
  • Are There Skinny Alligators in Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge?

    Laura A. Brandt, Nicole D. Jennings, Zach Butler, James C. Nifong, Michiko A. Squires, Caitlin Hackett, Christopher D. Smith, and Frank J. Mazzotti

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    Date: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
    Time: 2:15 pm
    Session 32: Ecological Responses
    CESU Funding: CESU Agreement from USFWS to University of Florida
  • Long-term periphyton dynamics reflect legacy nutrient sources and downstream biological spiraling along the eastern boundary of Everglades National Park

    Evelyn Gaiser, Joel Trexler, Jeff Kline, and Franco Tobias

  • Date: Tuesday, April 20th, 2021
    Time: 1:55 pm
    Session 4: Water quality dynamics through the South Florida watershed
    CESU Funding: Everglades National Park and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Keeping Up with the Currents: Linking Seasonal Flow Dynamics to Downstream Migrations of Common Snook in the Shark River Estuary, Everglades National Park

    Jordan A. Massie, Rolando O. Santos, Ryan J. Rezek, Natasha Viadero, Ross E. Boucek, Philip W. Stevens, and Jennifer S. Rehage

  • Date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
    Time: 2:25 pm
    Session 20: Floral and Faunal Studies in Southern Everglades
  • Between Dry Rock and a Salty Place: Can the Coastal Everglades Support a Freshwater Largemouth Bass Population in the Face of Sea Level Rise?

    Natasha M. Viadero, Jordan A. Massie, W. Ryan James, Ryan J. Rezek, Rolando O. Santos, & Jennifer S. Rehage

  • Date: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
    Time: 2:35 pm
    Session 32: Ecosystem Responses
    CESU Funding: U.S. Army Core of Engineers
  • Everglades Recreation Fisheries and their Underappreciated Relationship to Freshwater Flows: Knowns, Hypotheses, and Key Unknowns

    Jennifer Rehage, Rolando O. Santos, Christopher Kelble, Ross Boucek, W. Ryan James, Ryan Rezek

  • Date: Wednesday, April 28th, 2021
    Time: 11:25 am
    Session 29: Science in the Everglades Southern Estuaries and Implications for Future Management and Restoration
    Funding Sources: U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research Program (FCE LTER, NSF Funded), National Park Service
  • Individual Consumer Movement Mediates Food Web Coupling Across a Coastal Ecosystem

    Ryan J. Rezek, Jordan A. Massie, James A. Nelson, Rolando O. Santos, Natasha M. Viadero, Ross E. Boucek, and Jennifer S. Rehage

  • Date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
    Time: 2:25 pm
    Session 18: Biscayne and Florida Bay Restoration Science
    Funding Sources: US Army Corp of Engineers, Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research Program (FCE LTER, NSF Funded)