Ecological Studies

The Everglades Experiments

Lessons for Ecosystem Restoration

Authors: Richardson, Curtis

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  • Includes background information about current and historical ecological conditions of the region
  • A series of gradient studies determining the effects of hydrology and nutrient changes are presented, as well as field experiments that have tested these findings
  • Models for predicting responses to various conditions are given
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Covering more than 4,300 square miles in Southern Florida, the Everglades are the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. It has been designated an International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance, in recognition of its significance to all the people of the world. However, it is apparent that the Everglades have undergone radical changes in both water flow and water quality over the years.

The Everglades Experiments: Lessons for Ecosystem Restoration is a synthesis of the key findings and a summary of the experiments conducted during a fourteen-year period (1989-2003) by the Duke University Wetland Center and its partner institutions. Synthesized by Curtis J. Richardson, the findings are the result of extensive experimental research on the effects of water, nutrients, and fire on the Everglades communities. The research focused on such key questions as:

  • What are the effects of increased nutrient and water inputs on the native plant and animal communities?
  • What is the long-term nutrient storage capacity of the Everglades? and
  • How can water management in the Everglades be improved to maintain the natural communities?

This work covers both the structural and functional responses of the Everglades ecosystem via experimental and gradient studies on microbial activity, algal responses, macroinvertebrate populations, macrophyte populations, and productivity in response to alterations to nutrients in soil and water, hydrologic changes, and fire. Importantly, this volume reclassifies the Everglades, provides a comparison of historic and current ecological processes, and presents a new working hydrologic paradigm, which collectively provides essential lessons for the restoration of this vast peatland complex.

About the authors

About the Author: Curtis J. Richardson is a professor of Resource Ecology at the Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, Duke University, and Director of the Duke University Wetland Center in Durham, NC.

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"The Everglades experiments is one of the few synthesis books that could be used by policy makers and scientists to adopt strategies for Everglades restoration. … The Everglades experiments: lessons for ecosystem restoration is a great resource to scientists and researchers at different universities, and state and federal agencies that are involved in Everglades restoration. It will be useful to students in the ecology and the environmental fields with the Everglades used as a case example." (Samira Daroub, Ecology, Vol. 90 (2), 2009)


Table of contents (26 chapters)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Everglades Experiments
Book Subtitle
Lessons for Ecosystem Restoration
Authors
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
201
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-68923-4
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-68923-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-98796-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3165-8
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 702
Number of Illustrations
249 b/w illustrations
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