Florida Coastal Everglades LTER - Current Working Groups
Current Working Groups
The current phase of the FCE LTER program is organized into four working groups and four
cross-cutting themes. Each working group or cross-cutting theme focuses on a set of key research
questions and/or major processes being quantified by the LTER program.
Primary Production Working Group
(These publications cite FCE LTER support in the acknowledgments.)
Amiro, B.D., A.G. Barr, J.G. Barr, T.A. Black, R. Bracho, M. Brown, J. Chen, K.L. Clark, K.J. Davis, A.R. Desai, S. Dore, V. Engel, J.D. Fuentes, A.H. Goldstein, M. Goulden, T.E. Kolb, M.B. Lavigne, B.E. Law, H.A. Margolis, T. Martin, J.H. McCaughey, L. Misson, M. Montes-Helu, A. Noormets, J.T. Randerson, G. Starr, J. Xiao. 2010. Ecosystem carbon dioxide fluxes after disturbance in forests of North America. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115: G00J02, 13 pp..
Arias-Ortiz, A., O. Serrano, P. Masque, P.S. Lavery, C.M. Duarte, U. Mueller, G.A. Kendrick, M. Rozaimi, A. Esteban, J.W. Fourqurean, N. Marba, M.A. Mateo, K. Murray, M. Rule. 2018. A marine heat wave drives massive losses from the world's largest seagrass carbon stocks. Nature Climate Change, DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0096-y
Armentano, T.V., J.P. Sah, M.S. Ross, D.T. Jones, H.C. Cooley, C.S. Smith. 2006. Rapid responses of vegetation to hydrological changes in Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA. Hydrobiologia, 569(1): 293-309.
Armitage, A.R., T.A. Frankovich, K.L. HeckJr., J.W. Fourqurean. 2005. Experimental nutrient enrichment causes complex changes in seagrass, microalgae, and macroalgae community structure in Florida Bay. Estuaries, 28(3): 422-434.
Barr, J.G., J.D. Fuentes, T.L. O'Halloran, D. Barr, J.C. Zieman. 2006. Carbon assimilation by mangrove forests in the Florida Everglades. Amalgam, 1: 27-37.
Barr, Jordan G.. 2005. Carbon assimilation by riverine mangroves in the Florida Everglades. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Virginia.
Byron, Dorothy A.. 2006. Determining the physiological response of a subtropical seagrass, Thalassia Testudinum, to salinity stress using pulse amplitude modulated (PAM) fluorometry. Master's thesis, Florida International University.
Cardona-Olarte, Pablo . 2004. Responses of neotropical mangrove seedlings to environmental regulators. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Cooper, S., E.E. Gaiser, A. Wachnicka. 2010. Estuarine paleoecological reconstructions using diatoms. Pages 324-345 In Smol, J.P., E.F. Stoermer(eds.) The Diatoms: Applications in Environmental and Earth Sciences. Cambridge University Press, New York.
Cormier, Nicole . 2003. Belowground productivity in mangrove forests of Pohnpei and Kosrae, Federated States of Micronesia. Master's thesis, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Cornett, Virginia C.. 2006. Spatial distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Shark River Estuary and implications for understanding movement and feeding patterns of manatees (Tichechus manatus latirostris). Master's thesis, Florida International University.
Cunniff, Kevin M.. 2006. Phenology, sexual reproduction, and the factors affecting sexual reproduction of the marine angiosperm, Thalassia testudinum, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS). Master's thesis, Florida International University.
Danielson, Tess Marie. 2016. Everglades Mangrove Forest Response to Large-Scale Disturbance: Long-Term Assessment of Structural and Functional Properties. Master's thesis, Louisiana State University.
Dewsbury, Bryan M.. 2014. The Ecology and Economics of Seagrass Community Structure. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.
Dewsbury, Bryan M.. 2006. Artificially induced aggregation of fish and their effects on nutrient regimes and primary producers in an oligotrophic subtropical estuary. Master's thesis, Florida International University.
Ferdie, M., J.W. Fourqurean. 2004. Responses of seagrass communities to fertilization along a gradient of relative availability of nitrogen and phosphorus in a carbonate environment. Limnology and Oceanography, 49: 2082-2094.
Ferdie, Meredith . 2002. Nutrient Limitation of Benthic Primary Production in the Upper Florida Keys. Master's thesis, Florida International University.
Fourqurean, J.W., C.M. Duarte, H. Kennedy, N. Marba, M. Holmer, M.A. Mateo, E.T. Apostolaki, G.A. Kendrick, D. Krause-Jensen, K.J. McGlathery, O. Serrano. 2012. Seagrass ecosystems as a globally significant carbon stock. Nature Geoscience, 5: 505-509.
Fourqurean, J.W., J. Schrlau. 2003. Changes in nutrient content and stable isotope ratios of C and N during decomposition of seagrasses and mangrove leaves along a nutrient availability gradient in Florida Bay, USA. Chemistry and Ecology, 19(5): 373-390.
Fourqurean, J.W., J.N. Boyer, M.J. Durako, L.N. Hefty, B.J. Peterson. 2003. Forecasting the response of seagrass distribution to changing water quality: statistical models from monitoring data. Ecological Applications, 13(2): 474-489.
Fourqurean, J.W., S.P. Escorcia, W.T. Anderson, J.C. Zieman. 2005. Spatial and seasonal variability in elemental content, d13C and d15N of Thalassia testudinum from south Florida and its implication for ecosystem studies. Estuaries, 28(3): 447-461.
Gaiser, E.E., A.D. Gottlieb, S.S. Lee, J.C. Trexler. 2015. The Importance of Species-Based Microbial Assessment of Water Quality in Freshwater Everglades Wetlands. Pages 115-130 In Entry, J., K. Jayachandran, A.D. Gottlieb, A. Ogram(eds.) Microbiology of the Everglades Ecosystem. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
Gaiser, E.E., J.C. Trexler, J.H. Richards, D.L. Childers, D. Lee, A.L. Edwards, L.J. Scinto, K. Jayachandran, G.B. Noe, R.D. Jones. 2005. Cascading ecological effects of low-level phosphorus enrichment in the Florida Everglades. Journal of Environmental Quality, 34(2): 717-723.
Gaiser, E.E., J.H. Richards, J.C. Trexler, R.D. Jones, D.L. Childers. 2006. Periphyton responses to eutrophication in the Florida Everglades: Cross-system patterns of structural and compositional change. Limnology and Oceanography, 51(1): 617-630.
Gaiser, E.E., K. Ruhland. 2010. Diatoms as Indicators of Environmental Change in Wetlands and Peatlands. Pages 473-496 In Smol, J.P., E.F. Stoermer(eds.) The Diatoms: Applications in Environmental and Earth Sciences. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Gaiser, E.E., R.F. Doren, P. McCormick, S. Newman, J.H. Richards, J.C. Trexler. 2008. Comment on "Estimating Ecological Thresholds for Phosphorus in the Everglades". Environmental Science & Technology, 42: 6770-6771.
Gann, D., J.H. Richards, S.S. Lee, E.E. Gaiser. 2015. Detecting Calcareous Periphyton Mats in the Greater Everglades Using Passive Remote Sensing Methods. Pages 350-374 In Entry, J., K. Jayachandran, A.D. Gottlieb, A. Ogram(eds.) Microbiology of the Everglades Ecosystem. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
Gann, Tiffany Troxler. 2001. Investigating tree island community response to increased freshwater flow in the Southern Everglades. Master's thesis, Florida International University.
Gottlieb, A.D., E.E. Gaiser, S.E. Hagerthey. 2015. Changes in Hydrology, Nutrient Loading and Conductivity in the Florida Everglades, and Concurrent Effects on Periphyton Community Structure and Function. Pages 131-154 In Entry, J., K. Jayachandran, A.D. Gottlieb, A. Ogram(eds.) Microbiology of the Everglades Ecosystem. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
Gottlieb, Andrew David. 2003. Short and long hydroperiod Everglades periphyton mats: community characterization and experimental hydroperiod manipulation. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.
Hall, R.O., S.E. Thomas, E.E. Gaiser. 2007. Measuring primary production in freshwater ecosystems. Pages 175-203 In Fahey, T.J., A.K. Knapp(eds.) Principles and Standards for Measuring Net Primary Production in Long-Term Ecological Studies. Oxford University Press, .
Juszli, Gregory M.. 2006. Patterns in belowground primary productivity and belowground biomass in marshes of the Everglades' oligohaline ecotone. Master's thesis, Florida International University.
Knapp, A.K., J.M. Briggs, D.L. Childers. 2007. Estimating aboveground net primary production in grassland and herbaceous dominated systems. Pages 27- 48 In Fahey, T.J., A.K. Knapp(eds.) Principles and Standards for Measuring Net Primary Production in Long-term Ecological Studies. Oxford University Press, .
Kotkowski, Rachel . 2014. Environmental Influences on Bacterio-phytoplanktonic Coupling and Bacterial Growth Efficiency in a Sub-tropical Estuary. Master's thesis, Florida International University.
Krauss, K.W., R.R. Twilley, T.W. Doyle, E.S. Gardiner. 2006. Leaf gas exchange characteristics of three neotropical mangrove species in response to varying hydroperiod. Tree Physiology, 26: 959-968.
Krauss, Kenneth W.. 2004. Growth, photosynthetic, and water use characteristics of south Florida mangrove vegetation in response to varying hydroperiod. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Kristensen, E., R.M. Connolly, X.L. Otero, C. Marchand, T.O. Ferreira, V.H. Rivera-Monroy. 2017. Biogeochemical Cycles: Global Approaches and Perspectives . Pages 163-209 In Rivera-Monroy, V.H., S.Y. Lee, E. Kristensen, R.R. Twilley(eds.) Mangrove Ecosystems: A Global Biogeographic Perspective Structure, Function and Services. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland.
Lagomasino, David . 2014. Ecohydrology, evapotranspiration and hydrogeochemistry of carbonate mangrove wetlands. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.
Larsen, L., N. Aumen, C. Bernhardt, V. Engel, T. Givnish, S.E. Hagerthey, J. Harvey, L. Leonard, P. McCormick, C. McVoy, G.B. Noe, M. Nungesser, K. Rutchey, F.H. Sklar, T. Troxler, J.C. Volin, D.A. Willard. 2011. Recent and Historic Drivers of Landscape Change in the Everglades Ridge, Slough, and Tree Island Mosaic. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 41: 344-381.
Lee, Sylvia . 2014. Mechanisms of Diatom Assembly in a Hydrologically-Managed Subtropical Wetland. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.
Malone, S.L., C. Keough, C.L. Staudhammer, M.G. Ryan, W.J. Parton, P.C. Olivas, S. Oberbauer, J. Schedlbauer, G. Starr. 2015. Ecosystem resistance in the face of climate change: A case study from the freshwater marshes of the Florida Everglades. Ecosphere, 6(4): Article 57.
Malone, Sparkle . 2014. Hydrology drives Everglades ecosystem function: implications for ecosystem vulnerability to drought, energy balance, climate teleconnections and climate change. Ph.D. dissertation, University of Alabama.
Mancera-Pineda, J.E., R.R. Twilley, V.H. Rivera-Monroy. 2009. Carbon (d13c) and Nitrogen (d15n) Isotopic Discrimination in Mangroves in Florida Coastal Everglades as a Function of Environmental Stress. Contributions in Marine Science, 38: 109-129.
Nodine, Emily . 2014. Evidence of climate variability and tropical cyclone activity from diatom assemblage dynamics in coastal southwest Florida. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.
Noe, G.B., D.L. Childers, A.L. Edwards, E. Gaiser, K. Jayachandran, D. Lee, J. Meeder, J. Richards, L.J. Scinto, J.C. Trexler, R.D. Jones. 2002. Short-term changes in phosphorus storage in an oligotrophic Everglades wetland ecosystem receiving experimental nutrient enrichment. Biogeochemistry, 59(3): 239-267.
O'Halloran, T.L., B.E. Law, M. Goulden, Z. Wang, J.G. Barr, C. Schaaf, M. Brown, J.D. Fuentes, M. Gockede, A. Black, V. Engel. 2012. Radiative forcing of natural forest disturbances. Global Change Biology, 18(2): 555-565.
Pearse, W.D., J.M. Cavender-Bares, S.E. Hobbie, M. Avolio, N. Bettez, R. Roy Chowdhury, L. Darling, P.M. Groffman, J.M. Grove, S.J. Hall, J. Heffernan, J. Learned, C. Neill, D.E. Pataki, B. Ruddell, M.K. Steele, T.L.E. Trammell. 2018. Homogenization of plant diversity, composition, and structure in North American urban yards. Ecosphere, 9(2): e02105.
Poret, Nicole . 2005. Belowground Decomposition of Mangrove Roots in the Florida Coastal Everglades. Master's thesis, University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Rivera-Monroy, V.H., E. Castañeda-Moya, R.R. Twilley. 2011. Mangrove forest functioning in response to hurricane disturbance. Final Report. Sub award 4126-LSU-TU-L600. Funded by the National Institute for Climatic Change Research (NICCR) Coastal Center at Tulane University. Office of Biological and Environmental Research (BER) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
Rivera-Monroy, V.H., M.J. Osland, J.W. Day, S. Ray, A. Rovai, R. Day, J. Mukherjee. 2017. Advancing Mangrove Macroecology. Pages 347-381 In Rivera-Monroy, V.H., S.Y. Lee, E. Kristensen, R.R. Twilley(eds.) Mangrove Ecosystems: A Global Biogeographic Perspective Structure, Function and Services. Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland.
Rivera-Monroy, V.H., R.R. Twilley, E. Castañeda. 2005. Large-scale assessment of landscape changes and recovery in forest structure of mangrove wetlands subject to human (shrimp mariculture, silviculture, agricultural chemicals), freshwater diversion, and natural disturbances (hurricanes, other severe storms, climate and sea level change) using enhanced Shuttle Radar Topography Mission data. Interim Report. Project NASA/IDS/03-0151-0113. Contract No. 593265
Rivera-Monroy, V.H., R.R. Twilley, S.E. Davis, D.L. Childers, M. Simard, R.M. Chambers, R. Jaffe, J.N. Boyer, D.T. Rudnick, K. Zhang, E. Castañeda-Moya, S.M.L. Ewe, R.M. Price, C. Coronado-Molina, M.S. Ross, T.J. Smith, B. Michot, E. Meselhe, W.K. Nuttle, T. Troxler, G.B. Noe. 2011. The Role of the Everglades Mangrove Ecotone Region (EMER) in Regulating Nutrient Cycling and Wetland Productivity in South Florida. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 41(S1): 633-669.
Rovai, A., P. Riul, R.R. Twilley, E. Castañeda-Moya, V.H. Rivera-Monroy, A.A. Williams, M. Simard, M. Cifuentes-Jara, R. Lewis, S. Crooks, P. Horta, Y. Schaeffer-Novelli, G. Cintron, M. Pozo-Cajas, P. Pagliosa. 2016. Scaling mangrove aboveground biomass from site-level to continental-scale. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25(3): 286-298.
Rubio, Gustavo . 2004. Macrophyte Decomposition and Litter Fall Dynamics in the Everglades Ecotones. Master's thesis, Florida International University.
Rudnick, D.T., S.P. Kelly, C.J. Madden, K.M. Cunniff, J.N. Boyer, S. Blair. 2012. An unprecedented phytoplankton bloom occurred in eastern Florida Bay from 2005-2008. Pages 126-128 In Kruczynski, W.L., P.J. Fletcher(eds.) Tropical Connections: South Florida's Marine Environment. IAN Press, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD.
Ruiz Halpern, Sergio . 2006. Response of the seagrass Thalassia testudinum to experimental manipulations of sedimentary iron and organic matter in a subtropical carbonate environment. Master's thesis, Florida International University.
Saunders, C.J., D.L. Childers, W.T. Anderson, J. Lynch, R. Jaffe. 2007. Understanding Cladium jamaicense dynamics over the last century in ENP using simulation modeling and paleoecological data - 24 month Report. Everglades National Park, National Park Service (#EVER-00278)
Sullivan, P., R.M. Price, M. Wilson, S. Stoffella, J.P. Sah, L.J. Scinto, E. Cline, T.W. Dreschel, F.H. Sklar. 2016. Trees: a powerful geomorphic agent governing the landscape evolution of a subtropical wetland. Biogeochemistry, 128(3): 369-384.
Sullivan, P., R.M. Price, M.S. Ross, L.J. Scinto, S. Stoffella, E. Cline, T.W. Dreschel, F.H. Sklar. 2011. Hydrologic processes on tree islands in the Everglades (Florida, USA): tracking the effects of tree establishment and growth. Hydrogeology Journal, 19(2): 367-378.
Tobias, F., E.E. Gaiser. 2006. Taxonomy and distribution of taxa in the genus Gomphonema from the Florida Everglades, U.S.A.. Diatom Research, 21: 379-405.
Trexler, J.C., E.E. Gaiser, J. Kominoski, J.L. Sanchez. 2015. The Role of Periphyton Mats in Consumer Community Structure and Function in Calcareous Wetlands: Lessons from the Everglades. Pages 155-179 In Entry, J., K. Jayachandran, A.D. Gottlieb, A. Ogram(eds.) Microbiology of the Everglades Ecosystem. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.
Troxler-Gann, T.. 2002. Response of Everglades tree islands to increased freshwater flow (Florida). Ecological Restoration, 20(3): 211-212.
Troxler-Gann, Tiffany . 2005. Investigating biogeochemical connectivity in a complex wetland landscape: N sources and mechanisms of N sequestration in forested islands of the southern Everglades. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.
Twilley, R.R., V.H. Rivera-Monroy. 2009. Ecogeomorphic Models of Nutrient Biogeochemistry for Mangrove Wetlands. Pages 641-675 In Perillo, G.M.E., E. Wolanski, D.R. Cahoon, M.M. Brinson(eds.) Coastal Wetlands: An Integrated Ecosystem Approach. Elsevier, New York, NY.
Twilley, R.R., V.H. Rivera-Monroy. 2005. Developing performance measures of mangrove wetlands using simulation models of hydrology, nutrient biogeochemistry, and community dynamics. Journal of Coastal Research, 40: 79-95.
Wachnicka, A., E.E. Gaiser. 2007. Morphological characterization of Amphora and Seminavis (Bacillariophyceae) from South Florida, U.S.A.. Diatom Research, 22: 387-455.
Wetzel, P., F.H. Sklar, C. Coronado-Molina, T. Troxler, S.L. Krupa, P. Sullivan, S.M.L. Ewe, R.M. Price, S. Newman, W.H. Orem. 2011. Biogeochemical Processes on Tree Islands in the Greater Everglades: Initiating a New Paradigm. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology, 41(S1): 670-701.
Whelan, Kevin . 2005. The successional dynamics of lightning-initiated canopy gaps in the mangrove forests of Shark River, Everglades National Park, USA. Ph.D. dissertation, Florida International University.
Zhou, Y., X. Wu, W. Ju, J. Chen, S. Wang, H. Wang, W. Yuan, T.A. Black, R. Jassal, A. Ibrom, S. Han, J. Yan, H.A. Margolis, O. Roupsard, Y. Li, F. Zhao, G. Kiely, G. Starr, M. Pavelka, L. Montagnani, G. Wohlfahrt, P. D'Odorico, D. Cook, M.A. Arain, D. Bonal, J. Beringer, P.D. Blanken, B. Loubet, M.Y. Leclerc, G. Matteucci, N. Zoltan, J. Olejnik, K.T. Paw U, A. Varlagin. 2016. Global parameterization and validation of a two-leaf light use efficiency model for predicting gross primary production across FLUXNET sites. Journal of Geophysical Research, 121(4): 1045-1072.
Zieman, J.C., J.W. Fourqurean, T.A. Frankovich. 2004. Reply to B. E. Lapointe and P. J. Bariles comment on our paper Seagrass die-off in Florida Bay: long term trends in abundance and growth of turtlegrass, Thalassia testudinum.. Estuaries, 27(1): 165-172.
(These publications do not cite FCE LTER support in the acknowledgments, but are related to FCE research)
Collado-Vides, L., C. Avila, S. Blair, F. Leliaert, D. Rodriguez, T. Thyberg, S. Schneider, J. Rojas, P. Sweeney, C. Drury, D. Lirman. 2013. A persistent bloom of Anadyomene J.V. Lamouroux (Anadyomenaceae, Chlorophyta) in Biscayne Bay, Florida. Aquatic Botany, DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2013.06.010
McDonald, A.A., P. Prado, K.L. HeckJr., J.W. Fourqurean, T.A. Frankovich, K.H. Dunton, J. Cebrian. 2016. Seagrass growth, reproductive, and morphological plasticity across environmental gradients over a large spatial scale. Aquatic Botany, 134: 87-96.