THIS PAGE DISPLAYS MANY EXPERIENCES AND ARTICLES ABOUT THE UP AND DOWNS OF THE
REDEVELOPMENT OF THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES & EVERGLADES RESEARCHERS & ADVENTURERS.
FCE research has shown that the Everglades operates differently from other coastal ecosystems in that its estuaries that are “upside-down,” with seawater supplying limiting nutrients landward, rather than the other way around. Collaborative research with Caribbean scientists, particularly those associated with Mexican LTER programs (MexLTER), has shown similar upside-down features in similar tropical low nutrient wetlands of the Yucatan peninsula and northern Belize. Because this finding has ramifications for coastal restoration and conservation, FCE scientists are continuing collaborations with Mexican colleagues to establish coordinated science and education programs to improve adaptive decision-making in coastal ecosystems of south Florida, the Yucatan, and throughout the Caribbean. (READ MORE HERE)