Science

The Everglades Experiments

The Everglades Experiments

Author: Curtis Richardson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387689234

Category: Science

Page: 702

View: 581

The Florida Everglades ecosystem is recognised world-wide as a significant wetland whose natural processes have been altered and remain threatened. State and Federal US agencies face critical decisions about the course of conservation and restoration efforts. Synthesising nearly ten years of laboratory and field research of the Duke University Wetland Center, this book provides the long-term integrated scientific studies needed to understand the functioning of this region. Background information about the current and historical ecological conditions of the region set the context for reports of long-term research projects, while a series of gradient studies determine the effects of hydrology and nutrient changes. Subsequent sections present models for predicting responses to various conditions and analyse the studies and models, focusing on management and restoration of the Everglades.
Nature

The Everglades Handbook

The Everglades Handbook

Author: Thomas E. Lodge

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498742924

Category: Nature

Page: 432

View: 475

"This fourth edition covers the key subjects of previous editions with major updates of the new science and understanding. If there ever was a necessary book for Everglades advocates, students, authors, members of government and their agencies, The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem is an absolute must!" —Nathaniel P. Reed, from the Foreword “This book is far and away the best guide now in print to Everglades issues -- authoritative, well-illustrated, well-indexed, and readable." — Martha Musgrove, retired Miami Herald journalist, founding President of the Decision Makers Forum, and Southeast Regional Director of the Florida Wildlife Federation "Given the astonishing breadth and depth of scientific activities in the Everglades, Tom Lodge once again illustrates his savvy as an articulate science writer in condensing the complex dynamics of this remarkable ecosystem. ...In summary, the Handbook reviews a vast literature into a compelling read about the natural treasures of the Everglades." —Evelyn E. Gaiser, Executive Director, School of Environment, Arts and Society, and Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences, Florida International University, modified from Wetlands (2011) 31 _____________________________________________________________________________________ The fourth edition presents expanded treatment of subjects where our knowledge of the Everglades and its restoration has greatly improved. This more detailed coverage includes: Computer modeling and its applications to the Everglades environment Quantified role of water flow in shaping the Everglades landscape The origin and evolution of fixed tree islands Sulfur and related mercury as wetland pollutants Up-to-date summary of the now quantified economic benefits of restoration, shown to be far in excess of the cost The Everglades Handbook: Understanding the Ecosystem, Fourth Edition is a scholarly reference packed cover to cover with scientific information about the ecosystem of the Everglades - taking into account how drastically the Everglades has changed. Topically, the book covers disciplines ranging from ecology, geology, climatology, hydrology, anthropology to conservation biology. Written in Tom Lodge’s trademark accessible style, this extensively researched text is essential reading for anybody trying to understand the challenges we face in restoring this unique ecosystem.
Juvenile Nonfiction

The Everglades

The Everglades

Author: Colleen Adams

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435879362

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 773

This book describes how graphs, tables, and charts can provide data on the climate, wildlife, plants, and habitats of the Florida Everglades.
Science

Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades

Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309450904

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 270

The Everglades ecosystem is vast, stretching more than 200 miles from Orlando to Florida Bay, and Everglades National Park is but a part located at the southern end. During the 19th and 20th centuries, the historical Everglades has been reduced to half of its original size, and what remains is not the pristine ecosystem many image it to be, but one that has been highly engineered and otherwise heavily influenced, and is intensely managed by humans. Rather than slowly flowing southward in a broad river of grass, water moves through a maze of canals, levees, pump stations, and hydraulic control structures, and a substantial fraction is diverted from the natural system to meet water supply and flood control needs. The water that remains is polluted by phosphorus and other contaminants originating from agriculture and other human activities. Many components of the natural system are highly degraded and continue to degrade. Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades is the sixth biennial review of progress made in meeting the goals of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). This complex, multibillion-dollar project to protect and restore the remaining Everglades has a 30-40 year timeline. This report assesses progress made in the various separate project components and discusses specific scientific and engineering issues that may impact further progress. According to Progress Toward Restoring the Everglades, a dedicated source of funding could provide ongoing long-term system-wide monitoring and assessment that is critical to meeting restoration objectives. This report examines the implications of knowledge gained and changes in widely accepted scientific understanding regarding pre-drainage hydrology, climate change, and the feasibility of water storage since the CERP was developed.
Juvenile Fiction

Field Trip Mysteries: The Everglades Poacher Who Pretended

Field Trip Mysteries: The Everglades Poacher Who Pretended

Author: Steve Brezenoff

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9781434298898

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 88

View: 386

Gum Shoo and his friends love solving mysteries. The Everglades becomes the scene of the crime when someone is poaching in the national park.
Science

The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys

The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys

Author: James Porter

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420039412

Category: Science

Page: 1024

View: 653

Providing a synthesis of basic and applied research, The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: An Ecosystem Sourcebook takes an encyclopedic look at how to study and manage ecosystems connected by surface and subsurface water movements. The book examines the South Florida hydroscape, a series of ecosystems linked by hydrology in a region of intense human development and profound modifications to the natural environment. The book presents scientific studies in the South Florida Hydroscape, discusses policy and management by government and nonprofit groups, and explores how the whole watershed approach must be used to successfully protect coral reefs. The contributions range from the traditional to the controversial, questioning current management schemes and summarizing the results of state-of-the-art research. Billions of dollars, countless man-hours, and innumerable resources have been spent studying the various South Florida ecosystems and how they are linked. The Everglades, Florida Bay, and Coral Reefs of the Florida Keys: An Ecosystem Sourcebook shows you how the principles learned in this region can be applied to other tropical and subtropical hydroscapes.
Transportation

Roads Through the Everglades

Roads Through the Everglades

Author: Bruce D. Epperson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476625027

Category: Transportation

Page: 284

View: 303

In 1915, the road system in south Florida had changed little since before the Civil War. Travelling from Miami to Ft. Myers meant going through Orlando, 250 miles north of Miami. Within 15 years, three highways were dredged and blasted through the Everglades: Ingraham Highway from Homestead, 25 miles south of Miami, to Flamingo on the tip of the peninsula; Tamiami Trail from Miami to Tampa; and Conners Highway from West Palm Beach to Okeechobee City. In 1916, Florida's road commission spent $967. In 1928 it spent $6.8 million. Tamiami Trail, originally projected to cost $500,000, eventually required $11 million. These roads were made possible by the 1920s Florida land boom, the advent of gasoline and diesel-powered equipment to replace animal and steam-powered implements, and the creation of a highway funding system based on fuel taxes. This book tells the story of the finance and technology of the first modern highways in the South.
Transportation

Across the Everglades in a Canoe

Across the Everglades in a Canoe

Author: Hugh Willoughby

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783956562686

Category: Transportation

Page: 284

View: 577

Reprint of the famous original book (1904)
Everglades (Fla.)

The Camp-fires of the Everglades, Or, Wild Sports in the South

The Camp-fires of the Everglades, Or, Wild Sports in the South

Author: Charles Edward Whitehead

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWAQAX

Category: Everglades (Fla.)

Page: 298

View: 367

History

Everglades Lawmen

Everglades Lawmen

Author: Jim Huffstodt

Publisher: Pineapple Press Inc

ISBN: 9781561641925

Category: History

Page: 243

View: 633

"A series of true tales relating the exploits and adventures of Everglades game wardens from 1951 through 1998"--Page x.
Business & Economics

The Economics of Everglades Restoration

The Economics of Everglades Restoration

Author: Richard Weisskoff

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781008655

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 345

View: 288

'The book provides valuable contributions on three related fronts: It places past and current debates on ecosystem restoration of the Everglades in a clear systems context that acknowledges feedback between ecosystem quality and economic growth; shows for the case of the Everglades that good intentions of providing generous financial support for restoration may lead to undesired effects that actually run counter to the original goal; and demonstrates the use of regional modeling tools to develop consistent baseline forecasts and alternative scenarios.' - Matthias Ruth, University of Maryland, College Park, US The restoration of the Florida Everglades, the largest ecosystem restoration project in the world, is now underway. Missing from the original plan, however, is a study of the region's cities and farms and the economic impact their growth will make on this already endangered ecosystem. This book provides that analysis.
History

Hidden History of Everglades City and Points Nearby

Hidden History of Everglades City and Points Nearby

Author: Maureen Sullivan-Hartung

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781614231288

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 738

This book is a collection of quirky and fun stories about the history of Everglades City. Drawing from the author's time as a reporter for the Everglades City Echo, this book will chronicle lesser-known stories about the area. The book discusses the original pioneer families of Everglades City, and the time when this city was the governing center of Collier County. It goes on to chronicle colorful characters from the area, local landmarks, and the annual Seafood Festival that draws 20,000 people to the city every year.