Ecosystems

Scientists travel to Florida several times a year to collect samples. In the Everglades, peat cores are taken and modern pollen traps are set throughout the area. The cores are cut into 2cm pieces. Each piece is treated with strong chemicals in a lab to...
The term El Niño (Spanish for 'the Christ Child') refers to a warm ocean current that typically appears around Christmas-time and lasts for several months, but may persist into May or June. The warm current influences storm patterns around the globe. As...
Land use change is perhaps the most observable of all environmental changes. Because land use change is connected to a wide range of societal and environmental processes, a robust body of land use change research helps us understand an extensive variety...
South Florida is a unique but endangered ecosystem. Prior to significant human activity in the area (mid-1800's), south Florida constituted one of the largest wetlands in the continental United States. The Everglades, referred to by Marjory Stoneman...
Scientists studying the south Florida ecosystem have learned that invading cattail plants increased in number and are slowly displacing the native sawgrass communities along the margins of the canals. This may be due to increased nutrients entering the...