3 edition of South Florida ecosystems found in the catalog.
South Florida ecosystems
|Series||U.S. Geological Survey fact sheet -- FS-161-96, Fact sheet (Geological Survey (U.S.)) -- FS-161-96|
|Contributions||Geological Survey (U.S.)|
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The Greater Everglades Ecosystem covers much of south Florida, and the highest areas are only a few meters above sea level. Predictions of sea level rise and changes in storm intensity for the 21 st century are particularly concerning to the urban population of Miami and the east coast, but also represent a challenge to Everglades National Park and Biscayne National Park resource managers. The coastal marine benthic ecosystem of South Florida is dominated by mangroves, seagrasses, coral reefs, and hard-bottom communities. Fringing mangrove habitats occur on the land-sea edge of coastal bays and around barrier islands ().Coastal bays have three main benthic habitat types: seagrass beds, bare unconsolidated substrates, and oolitic limestone hardbottoms populated with Cited by: 1.
The Everglades is a natural region of tropical wetlands in the southern portion of the U.S. state of Florida, comprising the southern half of a large drainage basin within the Neotropical ecosystem it forms is not presently found anywhere else on earth. The system begins near Orlando with the Kissimmee River, which discharges into the vast but shallow Lake Okeechobee. In the continental United States, most of these species are found only in south Florida. The fire-maintained pine forests have a diverse understory with a mixture of tropical and temperate shrubs, palms, and herbs. Many of the taxa are endemic to the ecosystem (table ).
Florida Governor’s Save Our Everglades Program outlines a six-point plan for restoring and protecting the South Florida ecosystem so that it functions more like it did in the early s. The Florida Surface Water Improvement and Management Act requires the five Florida water management districts to develop plans to clean up and preserve. Ecosystem effects. The Florida red tide organism, K. brevis, is part of the natural phytoplankton community along the south-west Florida coast. However, recent intensive and frequent blooms have raised speculation that human activities are generating excessive nutrient runoff resulting in bloom conditions that exceed the natural balance.
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The South Florida Ecosystem supports the only subtropical ecological communities in the continental United States: about 60 percent of the native plant species south of Lake Okeechobee File Size: 1MB.
In straightforward text, charts, maps, and illustrations, Ecosystems of Florida offers broad vision and detailed expertise to naturalists, wildlife managers, land use planners, foresters, and other professional and general readers interested in Florida’s environmental resources/5(11).
This book really sparked conversations about how ecosystems work and how every animal and plant has their place. About the Authors Suzie Caffery and Duahn Escue have over 30 years teaching experience and their passion is to share the enjoyment of natural Florida with young children.
The natural freshwater swamp, marsh, and terrestrial systems of south Florida whose extents are shown in figure 5 lie within five physiographic regions (): (1) the Everglades; (2) the Atlantic Coastal Ridge; (3) the Eastern Flatlands; (4) the Western Flatlands; and (5) the Big Cypress Swamp (Davis, ).The Everglades and the Big Cypress Swamp are predominantly freshwater marsh and swamp systems.
Since then, SERC has grown to be a interdisciplinary unit staffed by many of South Florida's leading scientists, working together to address emerging environmental issues. At present, SOFTEL staff work on multiple projects, including studies in the ridge and slough, marl prairie, coastal wetlands, rock ridge and Florida Keys, as well as in the.
The book summarizes recent studies of the region's vegetation, alligators, wading birds, and endangered species such as the snail kite and Florida panther.
This referee-reviewed volume is the Reviews: 1. An ecosystem is a community of plants and animals that live together. South Florida is home to many different ecosystems including coral reefs, dunes, marshes, swamps, hardwood hammocks, mangroves, pinelands and scrubs. What type of ecosystem will exist in a certain area is determined by how often fire occurs in an area, and changes in elevation (in some cases, only.
Greater Everglades Ecosystem The South Florida Water Management District works to protect and preserve four unique watersheds: the Kissimmee Basin, Lake Okeechobee and its watershed, the Everglades and our region's coastal systems.
Each is a vital part of the South Florida ecosystem. South Florida Business Journal's Book of Lists provides you with more than 1, of the hottest area companies in their fields, by ranking. Book of Lists – Unlimited View Lists as they're. (Florida has lost over 40% of its wetlands since becoming a state, many remaining wetlands are small remnants of what were once much larger contiguous ecosystems.
Mangrove Forests & Swamps Found worldwide from approximately 25 to 28 degrees north and south latitudes, Mangroves forests are comprised of 70 or so species which have adapted to life.
Ecosystems Florida's ecosystems, or communities of plants and animals, are described by various classification systems that differ depending on scale and purpose. Learn about the most commonly used ecosystem classification systems for Florida. Read More.
In straightforward text, charts, maps, and illustrations, Ecosystems of Florida offers broad vision and detailed expertise to naturalists, wildlife managers, land use planners, foresters, and other professional and general readers interested in Florida’s environmental resources.
This book aims to synthesize research pertaining to key background and drivers of the South Florida ecosystem. Eight chapters organize the main research topics: geographic setting, oceanography, water quality, coral reef and hardbottom, seagrasses, mangroves, some important biota, and some important management actions.
Miami-Dade County and the Florida Keys were intensively logged prior to the 's. Exotic plant and animal invasion, sea-level rise, plant and animal collection, water-table reduction, plus other factors, may also be affecting the maintenance of pine rockland ecosystems in Florida.
The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force (Task Force) was established by section (f) of the Water Resources Development Act of The Task Force consists of 14 members from four sovereign entities.
There are seven federal, two tribal, and. Devil in the Grass includes a local political theme: the clean water controversy, which is a hot and continuing topic in south Florida, affecting both coastlines and its mangrove estuaries, threatening the ecosystem.
The following is a letter to the editor in the October 9th, edition of the Ft. Myers Beach (The Island) Sandpaper. Everglades Gator. Fire in south Florida ecosystems (OCoLC) Online version: Wade, Dale D. Fire in south Florida ecosystems.
Asheville, N.C.: Southeastern Forest Experiment Station,  (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors.
The South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Task Force Membership includes 7 Federal (Washington level), 2 state, 1 SFWMD, 2 local govt., and 2 tribal representatives. The Secretary of the Interior Chairs the Task Force. Role of the Task Force is to establish advisory bodies, coordinate science, conflict resolution, assist and support.
This book covers every natural area found within Florida. Within each area it will pick several species and detail how they interact with each other. For example, it goes into the relationship between the fox squirrel, longleaf pine and underground fungi in the high pine s: Available information about fire effects is presented for each of the major vegetative types in south Florida, and tire?s relationship with cer-tain exotic species is discussed.
Citation: Wade, Dale; Ewel, John; Hofstetter, Ronald Fire In South Florida Ecosystems. Gen. Tech. Rep. Genre/Form: Government publications: Additional Physical Format: Online version: South Florida ecosystems. [Reston, VA]: Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological.sponsor, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).
• The Corps and the District are implementing the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP) as a framework to restore, preserve, and protect the South Florida ecosystem.
• Other .The South Florida and Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (SFC CESU) hosted by the University of Miami at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) is one of the 17 CESUs created by the federal government under the leadership of the Department of the Interior to provide assistance to managers in federal land management, environmental and research agencies.