FCE LTER Journal Articles



Submissions from 2010


Using Florida Keys Reference Sites As a Standard for Restoration of Forest Structure in Everglades Tree Islands, Michael S. Ross, Danielle E. Ogurcak, Jay P. Sah, and Pablo L. Ruiz

Water source utilization and foliar nutrient status differs between upland and flooded plant communities in wetland tree islands, Amartya K. Saha, Leonel da Silveira O’Reilly Sternberg, Michael S. Ross, and Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm


Seasonal differences in the CO2 exchange of a short-hydroperiod Florida Everglades marsh, Jessica L. Schedlbauer, Steven F. Oberbauer, Gregory Starr, and Kristine L. Jimenez

Predator–prey naïveté, antipredator behavior, and the ecology of predator invasions, Andrew Sih, Daniel I. Bolnick, Barney Luttberg, John L. Orrock, Scott D. Peacor, Lauren M. Pintor, Evan Preisser, Jennifer H. Rehage, and James R. Vonesh


Fire and grazing in a mesic tallgrass prairie: impacts on plant species and functional traits, Marko J. Spasojevic, Rebecca J. Aicher, Gregory R. Koch, Emily S. Marquardt, Nicholas Mirotchnick, Tiffany G. Troxler, and Scott Collins


Lake metabolism and the diel oxygen technique: State of the science, Peter A, Staehr; Darren Bade; Matthew C. Van de Bogert; Gregory R. Koch; Craig Williamson; Paul Hanson; Jonathan J. Cole; and Tim Kratz


Survival and growth responses of eight Everglades tree species along an experimental hydrological gradient on two tree island types, Susana L. Stoffella, Michael S. Ross, Jay P. Sah, René M. Price, Pamela L. Sullivan, Eric A. Cline, and Leonard J. Scinto

Hydrological drivers of wetland vegetation community distribution within Everglades National Park, Florida, M. Jason Todd, R. Muneepeerakul, D. Pumo, S. Azaele, F. Miralles-Wilhelm, A. Rinaldo, and I. Rodriguez-Iturbe

Biogeochemical Contributions of Tree Islands to Everglades Wetland Landscape Nitrogen Cycling During Seasonal Inundation, Tiffany Troxler-Gann and Dan Childers

Mother–offspring isotope fractionation in two species of placentatrophic sharks, Jeremy J. Vaudo, P. Matich, and Michael R. Heithaus

Distribution of Diatoms and Development of Diatom-Based Models for Inferring Salinity and Nutrient Concentrations in Florida Bay and Adjacent Coastal Wetlands of South Florida (USA), Anna Wachnicka, Evelyn E. Gaiser, Laurel Collins, Thomas J. Frankovich, and Joseph N. Boyer

Determination of vertical and horizontal pathways of injected fresh wastewater into a deep saline aquifer (Florida, USA) using natural chemical tracers, Virginia Walsh and René M. Price


The Engaged University: Providing a Platform for Research That Transforms Society, Ali Whitmer, Laura Ogden, John Lawton, Pat Sturner, Peter M. Groffman, Laura Schnieder, David Hart, Benjamin Halpern, William Schlesinger, Steve Raciti, Sonia Ortega, Lindsey Rustad, Steward TA Pickett, and Mary Killilea

Submissions from 2009


Stable isotopes reveal complex changes in trophic relationships following nutrient addition in a coastal marine ecosystem, Anna R. Armitage and James W. Fourqurean

Stream dissolved organic matter bioavailability and composition in watersheds underlain with discontinuous permafrost, Kelly L. Balcarczyk, Jeremy B. Jones Jr., Rudolf Jaffe´, and Nagamitsu Maie


Physiological responses of red mangroves to the climate in the Florida Everglades, Jordan G. Barr, Jose D. Fuentes, Vic Engel, and Joseph C. Zieman

Phytoplankton bloom status: Chlorophyll a biomass as an indicator of water quality condition in the southern estuaries of Florida, USA, Joseph N. Boyer, Christopher R. Kelble, Peter B. Ortner, and David T. Rudnick


Climatic Controls on Phytoplankton Biomass in a Sub-tropical Estuary, Florida Bay, USA, Henry O. Briceño and Joseph N. Boyer

Pink shrimp as an indicator for restoration of everglades ecosystems, Joan A. Browder and Michael B. Robblee


Interspecific variation in the elemental and stable isotope content of seagrasses in South Florida, Justin E. Campbell and James W. Fourqurean

Nonlinear Flow in Karst Formations, David A. Chin, René M. Price, and Vincent J. Difrenna

Editorial - Ecological Indicators, Robert F. Doren

A conceptual ecological model to facilitate understanding the role of invasive species in large-scale ecosystem restoration, Robert F. Doren, Jennifer H. Richards, and John C. Volin

Ecological indicators for system-wide assessment of the greater everglades ecosystem restoration program, Robert F. Doren, Joel C. Trexler, Andrew D. Gottlieb, and Mathew C. Harwell

Invasive exotic plant indicators for ecosystem restoration: An example from the Everglades restoration program, Robert F. Doren, John C. Volin, and Jennifer H. Richards

Nutrient effects on seagrass epiphyte community structure in Florida Bay, Thomas A. Frankovich, Anna R. Armitage, Anna Honorata Wachnicka, Evelyn E. Gaiser, and James W. Fourqurean


The White Ibis and Wood Stork as indicators for restoration of the everglades ecosystem, Peter Frederick, Dale E. Gawlik, John C. Ogden, Mark I. Cook, and Michael Lusk


Periphyton as an indicator of restoration in the Everglades, Evelyn E. Gaiser


Multidecadal climate oscillations detected in a transparency record from a subtropical Florida lake, Evelyn E. Gaiser, Nancy D. Deyrup, Roger W. Bachmann, Larry D. Battoe, and Hilary M. Swain

Effects of climate variability on transparency and thermal structure in subtropical, monomictic Lake Annie, Florida, Evelyn E. Gaiser, Nancy D. Deyrup, Roger W. Bachmann, Larry E. Battoe, and Hilary M. Swain


Florida Bay: Water quality status and trends, historic and emerging algal bloom problems, Patricia M. Glibert, Cynthia A. Heil, David T. Rudnick, Christopher J. Madden, Joseph N. Boyer, and Stephen P. Kelley


Submerged aquatic vegetation and bulrush in Lake Okeechobee as indicators of greater Everglades ecosystem restoration, Mathew C. Harwell and Bruce Sharfstein

Physical factors influencing the distribution of a top predator in a subtropical oligotrophic estuary, Michael R. Heithaus, Bryan K. Delius, Aaron J. Wirsing, and Meagan M. Dunphy-Daly

Phosphorus Availability and Salinity Control Productivity and Demography of the Seagrass Thalassia testudinum in Florida Bay, D. A. Herbert and James W. Fourqurean

Changes in Community Structure of Sediment Bacteria Along the Florida Coastal Everglades Marsh–Mangrove–Seagrass Salinity Gradient, Makoto Ikenaga, Rafael Guevara, Amanda L. Dean, Cristina Pisani, and Joseph N. Boyer


Roseate spoonbill reproduction as an indicator for restoration of the Everglades and the Everglades estuaries, Jerome J. Lorenz, Brynne Langan-Mulrooney, Peter E. Frezza, Rebecca G. Harvey, and Frank J. Mazzotti

Ecological indicators for assessing and communicating seagrass status and trends in Florida Bay, Christopher J. Madden, David T. Rudnick, Amanda A. MacDonald, Kevin M. Cunniff, and James W. Fourqurean


Carbon (d13c) and Nitrogen (d15n) Isotopic Discrimination in Mangroves in Florida Coastal Everglades as a Function of Environmental Stress, Josè Ernesto Mancera- Pineda, Robert R. Twilley, and Victor H. Rivera-Monroy

Alligators and crocodiles as indicators for restoration of Everglades ecosystems, Frank J. Mazzotti, G. Ronnie Best, Laura A. Brandt, Michael S. Cherkiss, Brian M. Jeffery, and Kenneth G. Rice


Antipredator Responses by Native Mosquitofish to Non-Native Cichlids: An Examination of the Role of Prey Naiveté, Jennifer S. Rehage, Katherine L. Dunlop, and William F. Loftus

Chilling damage in a changing climate in coastal landscapes of the subtropical zone: a case study from south Florida, Michael S. Ross, Pablo L. Ruiz, Jay P. Sah, and Erin j. Hanan

Photochemical alteration of 3-oxygenated triterpenoids: Implications for the origin of 3,4-seco-triterpenoids in sediments, Bernd R.T. Simoneit, Yunping Xu, Renato R. Neto, Joshua B. Cloutier, and Rudolf Jaffe´

Determining Spatial and Temporal Inputs of Freshwater, Including Submarine Groundwater Discharge, to a Subtropical Estuary Using Geochemical Tracers, Biscayne Bay, South Florida, Jeremy C. Stalker, René M. Price, and Peter K. Swart

Aquatic fauna as indicators for Everglades restoration: Applying dynamic targets in assessments, Joel C. Trexler and Charles W. Goss

Eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) as an indicator for restoration of Everglades Ecosystems, Aswani K. Volety, Michael Savarese, S. Gregory Tolley, William S. Arnold, Patricia Sime, Patricia Goodman, Robert H. Chamberlain, and Peter H. Doering

Hurricane Wilma’s impact on overall soil elevation and zones within the soil profile in a mangrove forest, Kevin R.T. Whelan, Thomas J. Smith, Gordon H. Anderson, and Michelle L. Oullette

Submissions from 2008

Mangrove production and carbon sinks: A revision of global budget estimates, Steven Bouillon, Alberto V. Borges, Edward Castañeda-Moya, Karen Diele, Thorsten Dittmar, Norman C. Duke, Erik Kristensen, Shing Y. Lee, Cyril Marchand, Jack J. Middleburg, Victor H. Rivera-Monroy, Thomas J. Smith III, and Robert R. Twilley


A spatial-temporal analysis of section 404 wetland permitting in Texas and Florida: Thirteen years of impact along the coast, Samuel D. Brody, Steven E. Davis III, Wesley H. Highfield, and Sarah P. Bernhardt


Identification of a hydrodynamic threshold in karst rocks from the Biscayne Aquifer, south Florida, USA, Vincent J. DiFrenna, René M. Price, and M. Reza Savabi

Comment on Estimating Ecological Thresholds for Phosphorus in the Everglades, Evelyn E. Gaiser, Robert F. Doren, Paul V. McCormick, Susan Newman, Jennifer H. Richards, and Joel C. Trexler

Ecosystem Structure and Function Still Altered Two Decades After Short-Term Fertilization of a Seagrass Meadow, Darrell A. Herbert and James W. Fourqurean

Macroinvertebrate community response to eutrophication in an oligotrophic wetland: An in situ mesocosm experiment, Shawn E. Liston, Susan Newman, and Joel C. Trexler

Mangrove tannins in aquatic ecosystems: Their fate and possible influence on dissolved organic carbon and nitrogen cycling, Nagamitsu Maie, Oliva Pisani, and Rudolf Jaffe´

The Everglades Ecosystem and the Politics of Nature, Laura Ogden


Seasonal and spatial variation in the stable isotopic composition (δ18O and δD) of precipitation in south Florida, René M. Price, Peter K. Swart, and Hugh E. Willoughby

Disturbance and the rising tide: the challenge of biodiversity management on low-island ecosystems, Michael S. Ross, Joseph J. O'Brien, R. Glenn Ford, Keqi Zhang, and Anne Morkill

The effects of manipulation of sedimentary iron and organic matter on sediment biogeochemistry and seagrasses in a subtropical carbonate environment, Sergio Ruiz-Halpern, Stephen A. Macko, and James W. Fourqurean

Biotic and abiotic determinants of intermediate-consumer trophic diversity in the Florida everglades, Brooke L. Sargeant, Evelyn E. Gaiser, and Joel C. Trexler

Submissions from 2007


Tropical seagrass-associated macroalgae distributions and trends relative to water quality, Ligia Collado-Vides, Valentina G. Caccia, Joseph N. Boyer, and James W. Fourqurean


Importance of water source in controlling leaf leaching losses in a dwarf red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle L.) wetland, Stephen E. Davis and Dan Childers

Crayfish assemblage shifts in a large drought-prone wetland: the roles of hydrology and competition, Nathan J. Dorn and Joel C. Trexler

Water Uptake Patterns of an Invasive Exotic Plant in Coastal Saline Habitats, Sharon Ewe and Leonel da Silveira Lobo Sternberg

Seasonal plant water uptake patterns in the saline southeast Everglades ecotone, Sharon Ewe, Leonel da S. L. Sternberg, and Dan Childers

Occurrence and distribution of novel botryococcene hydrocarbons in freshwater wetlands of the Florida Everglades, Min Gao, Bernd R.T. Simoneit, Miroslav Gantar, and Rudolf Jaffe´

Composition of a protein-like fluorophore of dissolved organic matter in coastal wetland and estuarine ecosystems, Nagamitsu Maie, Norman M. Scully, Oliva Pisani, and Rudolf Jaffe´

Phosphorus budgets in Everglades wetland ecosystems: the effects of hydrology and nutrient enrichment, Gregory B. Noe and Dan Childers

Belowground decomposition of mangrove roots in Florida coastal everglades, Nicole Poret, Robert R. Twilley, Victor H. Rivera-Monroy, and Carlos Coronado-Molina


Variation and Uncertainty in Evaporation from a Subtropical Estuary: Florida Bay, René M. Price, William K. Nuttle, Bernard J. Cosby, and Peter K. Swart


Seasonal fish community variation in headwater mangrove creeks in the southwestern Everglades: an examination of their role as dry-down refuges, Jennifer S. Rehage and William F. Loftus


Patterns of nutrient exchange in a riverine mangrove forest in the Shark River Estuary, Florida, USA, Victor H. Rivera, Kim de Mutsert, Robert R. Twilley, Edward Castañeda-Moya, Melissa M. Romigh, and Stephen E. Davis III

Oxygen isotope ratios of cellulose-derived phenylglucosazone: An improved paleoclimate indicator of environmental water and relative humidity, Leonel da S.L. Sternberg, Maria C. Pinzon, Patricia F. Vendramini, William T. Anderson, A. Hope Jahren, and Kristina Beuning

Patterns of phosphorus, nitrogen and δ15N along a peat development gradient in a coastal mire, Panama, Tiffany Troxler-Gann

Submissions from 2006

Rapid responses of vegetation to hydrological changes in Taylor Slough, Everglades National Park, Florida, USA, Thomas V. Armentano, Jay P. Sah, David T. Jones, Hillary C. Cooley, Craig S. Smith, and Michael S. Ross


Variable responses within epiphytic and benthic microalgal communities to nutrient enrichment, Anna R. Armitage, Thomas A. Frankovich, and James W. Fourqurean


Hydrologic measurements and implications for tree island formation within Everglades National Park, Jose Bazante, Gary Jacobi, Helena M. Solo-Gabriele, David Reed, Sherry Mitchell-Bruker, Daniel L. Childers, Lynn Leonard, and Michael Ross

Shifting N and P limitation along a north-south gradient of mangrove estuaries in South Florida, Joseph N. Boyer

The role of dissolved organic matter bioavailability in promoting phytoplankton blooms in Florida Bay, Joseph N. Boyer, Susan K. Dailey, Patrick J. Gibson, Mathew T. Rogers, and Danielle Mir-Gonzalez

Responses of neotropical mangrove seedlings grown in monoculture and mixed culture under treatments of hydroperiod and salinity, Pablo Cardona-Olarte, Robert R. Twilley, Ken W. Krauss, and Victor Rivera-Monroy


Variation in soil phosphorus, sulfur, and iron pools among south Florida wetlands, Randolph M. Chambers and Kristin A. Pederson

A synthesis of long-term research by the Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Program, Dan Childers

Relating precipitation and water management to nutrient concentrations in the oligotrophic ‘‘upside-down’’ estuaries of the Florida Everglades, Dan Childers, Joseph N. Boyer, Stephen E. Davis, Christopher J. Madden, David T. Rudnick, and Fred H. Sklar

Responses of sawgrass and spikerush to variation in hydrologic drivers and salinity in Southern Everglades marshes, Dan Childers, David Iwaniec, David Rondeau, Gustavo Rubio, Emilie Verdon, and Christopher J. Madden


The contribution of leaching to the rapid release of nutrients and carbon in the early decay of wetland vegetation, Stephen E. Davis, Dan Childers, and Gregory B. Noe

Exploring the role of large predators in marsh food webs: evidence for a behaviorally-mediated trophic cascade, Nathan J. Dorn, Joel C. Trexler, and Evelyn E. Gaiser

Spatial variability in Florida Bay particulate organic matter composition: combining flow cytometry with stable isotope analyses, Samantha L. Evans, William T. Anderson, and Frank J. Jochem

Spatial and temporal patterns of aboveground net primary productivity (ANPP) along two freshwater-estuarine transects in the Florida Coastal Everglades, Sharon M.L. Ewe, Dan Childers, Evelyn E. Gaiser, David Iwaniec, Victor H. Rivera-Monroy, and Robert R. Twilley


Linking Ecology and Economics for Ecosystem Management, Stephen Farber, Robert Costanza, Mathew Wilson, Jon Erickson, Dan Childers, Katherine Gross, Morgan Grove, Charles S. Hopkinson, James Kahn, Stephanie Pincetly, and Paige Warren

Spatial and temporal distributions of epiphytic diatoms growing on Thalassia testudinum Banks ex König: relationships to water quality, Thomas A. Frankovich, Evelyn E. Gaiser, J. C. Zieman, and Anna Honorata Wachnicka


Periphyton responses to eutrophication in the Florida Everglades: Cross-system patterns of structural and compositional change, Evelyn E. Gaiser, Joel C. Trexler, Ronald D. Jones, Daniel L. Childers, Jennifer H. Richards, and Leonard J. Scinto


Tracking rates of ecotone migration due to salt-water encroachment using fossil mollusks in coastal South Florida, Evelyn E. Gaiser, Angelikie Zafiris, Pablo L. Ruiz, Franco A.C. Tobias, and Michael S. Ross

Nutrient impacts on epifaunal density and species composition in a subtropical seagrass bed, Melissa Gil, Anna R. Armitage, and James W. Fourqurean

Comparative study of periphyton community structure in long and short-hydroperiod Everglades marshes, Andrew D. Gottlieb, Jennifer H. Richards, and Evelyn E. Gaiser

Spatial patterns of fish communities along two estuarine gradients in southern Florida, David P.J. Green, Joel C. Trexler, Jerome J. Lorenz, Carole C. McIvor, and Tom Philippi

Molecular characterization of Cladium peat from the Florida Everglades: biomarker associations with humic fractions, Neghie Hajje and Rudolf Jaffe´

Effects of hydrologic and water quality drivers on periphyton dynamics in the southern Everglades, David M. Iwaniec, Dan Childers, David Rondeau, Christopher J. Madden, and Colin Saunders

Molecular characterization of proteinaceous material in the Florida coastal Everglades, Vera Jones, Kathleen Parish, Anu Thomson, George A. Wolff, Nagamitsu Maie, and Rudolf Jaffe´

Evaluating the relative contributions of hydroperiod and soil fertility on growth of south Florida mangroves, Ken W. Krauss, Thomas W. Doyle, Robert R. Twilley, Victor H. Rivera-Monroy, and Jason K. Sullivan

Leaf gas exchange characteristics of three neotropical mangrove species in response to varying hydroperiod, K W. Krauss, R R. Twilley, T W. Doyle, and E S. Gardiner


Characteristics of surface-water flows in the ridge and slough landscape of Everglades National Park: implications for particulate transport, Lynn Leonard, Alexander L. Croft, Dan Childers, Sherry Mitchell-Bruker, Helena Solo-Gabriele, and Michael S. Ross

Interactions between nutrient availability and hydroperiod shape macroinvertebrate communities in Florida Everglades marshes, Shawn E. Liston