Tree Islands of the Everglades

Editors: Sklar, Fred H., van der Valk, Arnold (Eds.)

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PREFACE Within the Florida Everglades, tree islands, which cover only a small percentofthis ecosystem, historically have provided essential habitat for a wide variety ofterrestrial and amphibious plants, birds, and animals. These tree islands, however, have been one ofits least studied features. Because of their less flood tolerant vegetation, tree islands are one ofthe most sensitive components ofthe Everglades to changes in hydrology, and many tree islands have been lost during periods when water levels have been abnormally high or low. Their sensitivity to water level changes makes tree islands potentially one ofthe best and surest measures ofthe overall hydrologic health of the Everglades. Consequently, the maintenance of healthy, functioning tree islands and the restoration ofthose that have been lost will be an important performance measures that will be used tojudge the success ofthe Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). A symposium, Tree Islands ofthe Everglades, was held on July 14 and 15, 1998 at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. It was sponsored by Florida Center for Environmental Studies and the South Florida WaterManagement District. This was the first scientific meeting ever devoted to tree islands. The organizers of this symposium were Drs. Arnold van der Valk, Florida Center for Environmental Studies and Iowa State University, Fred Sklar, South Florida Water Management District, and Wiley Kitchens, United States Geological Survey.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Tree Islands of the Everglades: An Overview

    Sklar, Fred H. (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

  • Tree Island Ecosystems of the World

    Wetzel, Paul R.

    Pages 19-69

  • Bayhead Tree Islands on Deep Peats of the Northeastern Everglades

    Stone, Peter A. (et al.)

    Pages 71-115

  • Paleoecological Insights on Fixed Tree Island Development in the Florida Everglades: I. Environmental Controls

    Willard, Debra A. (et al.)

    Pages 117-151

  • Nutrient Geochemistry of Sediments from Two Tree Islands in Water Conservation Area 3B, the Everglades, Florida

    Orem, William H. (et al.)

    Pages 153-186

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tree Islands of the Everglades
Editors
  • Fred H. Sklar
  • Arnold van der Valk
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-0001-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-0001-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-1050-7
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-6490-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IV, 541
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