The FCE LTER program within the Institute of Water and Environment has published a book as part of the National Science Foundation’s Long-Term Ecological Research Network Series. The book is published with Oxford University Press and will be officially released on October 9, 2019. While the title is not released yet, it can still be purchased through pre-sales.
Titled “The Coastal Everglades: The Dynamics of Social-Ecological Transformation in the South Florida Landscape” the book touches on the impact of ongoing restoration initiatives in the coastal Everglades region. It also looks at the role of sea level rise on the Everglades ecosystem, digs into the consequences of water management practices in the region and explores how other disturbances, such as fires and storms, could have an effect on the coastal Everglades environment.
All three contributing authors to this volume are collaborators on the FCE LTER program, which has been running since the year 2000. The authors include Dr. Evelyn Gaiser from Florida International University, Dr. Daniel Childers from Arizona State University and Dr. Laura Ogden from Dartmouth University. Many researchers and scientists involved with the FCE LTER program also contributed to the research and key questions that the book explores.