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World class scientists working in Southeast Region Science Centers help our partners understand and manage complex issues including competition for limited water resources, coastal hazards, mineral and energy resource extraction, degraded ecosystems, vector-borne diseases, rapidly changing land use, and response to climate change.

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Date published: September 4, 2019
Status: Active

Real-Time Storm Response

Coastal change forecasts and pre- and post-storm photos documenting coastal change for landfalling storms. Currently responding to Hurricane Dorian.

Contacts: Kara Doran
Date published: August 31, 2019
Status: Active

Hurricane Dorian 2019

The South Atlantic Water Science Center prepares for Hurricane Dorian. 

Date published: August 6, 2019
Status: Completed

Treasure Coast and Central Florida Fish Slams- 2019

In March and June 2019, USGS researchers joined partners in Treasure Coast and Central Florida where they sampled freshwater bodies for non-native fishes. The bi-annual Fish Slam event helps monitor new introductions and document range expansion of known non-native fishes. 

Date published: July 24, 2019
Status: Active

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Preferences of Fishes in Lake Apopka, Florida

To achieve the adaptive restoration objective of maximizing fish habitat, researchers will sample fish communities in Florida's Lake Apopka to compare between natural submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), restored SAV, and bare bottom habitat. To undertand SAV preference of juvenile largemouth bass, researchers will conduct controlled experiments. These experiments will help managers select...

Contacts: Stephen Walsh, Ph.D., Audrey Looby, Charles W. Martin, Ph.D., Laura K. Reynolds, Carrie Reinhardt Adams, Ph.D.
Date published: July 11, 2019
Status: Active

Informing Future Condition Scenario Planning for Habitat Specialists of the Imperiled Pine Rockland Ecosystem of South Florida

South Florida's pine rockland ecosystem represents less than 3% of its original extent. This project will evaluate habitat conditions for two pine rockland snake species to develop future habitat condition scenarios for Species Status Assessments.

Date published: June 28, 2019
Status: Active

Modeling Conservation Targets for the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The USGS is working with the Peninsular Florida Landscape Conservation Cooperative to develop forecast models that integrate potential impacts from external drivers for selected conservation targets and priority resources.

Date published: June 28, 2019
Status: Active

Multispecies Operational Forecasting in the Florida Everglades

A USGS forecasting tool helps Everglades natural resource managers identify management actions that can benefit one or more species while quantifying the potential costs to others. 

Date published: May 23, 2019
Status: Active

Modeling Spatial Habitat Quality for the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow

The Joint Ecosystem Modeling (JEM) team will develop species distribution models that incorporate hydrologic and habitat variables known to influence Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow occurrence.

Date published: May 23, 2019
Status: Active

Ecological Modeling in Support of the Western Everglades Restoration Project

Joint Ecosystem Modeling (JEM) provides ecological models tailored to address specific management issues, for example, the Western Everglades Restoration Project.

Date published: May 8, 2019
Status: Active

Historical Water-Use in Florida

The Florida Water-Use Program is an ongoing cooperative project between the United States Geological Survey (USGS), Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Office of Agricultural Water Policy (http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-...

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Date published: January 1, 2019

Projected flooding extents and depths based on 10-, 50-, 100-, and 500-year wave-energy return periods, with and without coral reefs, for the States of Hawaii and Florida, the Territories of Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands,

This data release provides flooding extent polygons (flood masks) and depth values (flood points) based on wave-driven total water levels for 22 locations within the States of Hawaii and Florida, the Territories of Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. For each of the 22 locations there are eight ass

Date published: October 23, 2018

Presence of Microbes and the Distribution of Climatic, Environmental, and Geochemical Variables

This web application allows users to make comparisons between national scale environmental datasets and Bacillus species and Bacillus anthracis detection results. The datasets include soil physical, chemical, and mineralogical data, current and historical climate data, landcover, and biological surveys.

Date published: August 28, 2018

USGS Domestic Continuous (Unconventional) Oil & Gas Assessments, 2000-Present

Interactively explore assessment summary information for continuous (unconventional) assessments conducted at the USGS from 2000-2018. The assessment results data used to generate this visualization can be downloaded here in Excel Format.  These data represent all assessment results...

Date published: January 19, 2018

Oblique Aerial Photography Viewer

Obique photos offer a unique perspective of the coast. Features such as beach erosion or accretion, dune erosion and overwash can all be clearly characterized in this imagery. It also documents coastal infrastructure, as well as the damage that infrastructure may incur as the result of an impacting hurricane. 

Date published: January 1, 2018

Airborne electromagnetic and magnetic survey data in Big Cypress National Preserve and Everglades National Park, 2001

Airborne electromagnetic (AEM) and magnetic survey data, a total of 3065 line-kilometers, were collected during October 2001 in two survey blocks and four repeated lines from an earlier survey. The largest area, Block 1 totaling 2692.2 line-kilometers was flown over Big Cypress Preserve, smaller Block 2 along 277.1 line-kilometers was flown near the town of Homestead, and four lines

Date published: December 11, 2017

Gulf of Mexico Dashboard

The USGS Southeast Regional Office has funded a cross-center collaboration between the Wetland and Aquatic Research Center and the Texas Water Science Center for the development of the Gulf of Mexico Water Dashboard. 

Date published: October 4, 2017

Sex, length, total mass, fat mass, and specimen condition data for 248 Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus) collected in the Florida Everglade

These data were collected from Burmese pythons removed from the Florida everglades as part of invasive-species management. These data were used to validate several body condition indices in Burmese pythons.

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Large reptiles and cold temperatures: Do extreme cold spells set distributional limits for tropical reptiles in Florida?

Distributional limits of many tropical species in Florida are ultimately determined by tolerance to low temperature. An unprecedented cold spell during 2–11 January 2010, in South Florida provided an opportunity to compare the responses of tropical American crocodiles with warm-temperate American alligators and to compare the responses of...

Mazzotti, Frank J.; Cherkiss, Michael S.; Parry, Mark; Beauchamp, Jeff; Rochford, Mike; Smith, Brian J.; Hart, Kristen M.; Brandt, Laura A.
Attribution: California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Northwest - Pacific Islands, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, , Volcano Hazards Program Office, , Volcano Hazards Program Office, New York Water Science Center, Water Resources, , Energy and Minerals, Science and Decisions Center, New Jersey Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Florida
Mazzotti, F.J., Cherkiss, M.S., Parry, M., Beauchamp, J., Rochford, M., Smith, B., Hart, K., and Brandt, L.A., 2016, Large reptiles and cold temperatures: Do extreme cold spells set distributional limits for tropical reptiles in Florida?: Ecosphere, v. 7, no. 8, art. e01439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.1439.

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Early life history and spatiotemporal changes in distribution of the rediscovered Suwannee moccasinshell Medionidus walkeri (Bivalvia: Unionidae)

Accurate distribution data are critical to the development of conservation and management strategies for imperiled species, particularly for narrow endemics with life history traits that make them vulnerable to extinction. Medionidus walkeri is a rare freshwater mussel endemic to the Suwannee River Basin in southeastern North America....

Johnson, Nathan A.; Mcleod, John; Holcomb, Jordan; Rowe, Matthew T.; Williams, James D.
Attribution: Natural Hazards, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Land Change Science Program, United States of America, Land Use Land Cover Modeling, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, United States of America, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, , Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Environmental Health, Contaminant Biology Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Natural Hazards, New Mexico Water Science Center, Water Resources, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Water, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Land Resources, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Land Resources, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Land Resources, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Land Resources, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Land Resources, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, Land Resources, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Kansas Water Science Center, Water Resources, , Water, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Region 11: Alaska, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, , Energy and Minerals, Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, , United States of America, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , United States of America, , Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Land Change Science Program, United States of America, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, California, United States of America, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , United States of America, Biology and Ecosystems, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Wildlife Program, United States of America, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Sweden, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Land Resources, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Land Resources, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Land Change Science Program, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Georgia
Johnson, N.A., McLeod, J.M., Holcomb, J., Rowe, M., and Williams, J.D., 2016, Early life history and spatiotemporal changes in distribution of the rediscovered Suwannee moccasinshell, Medionidus walkeri (Bivalvia: Unionidae): Inter-Research Endangered Species Research, ESR Prepress Abstract, http://dx.doi.org/10.3354/esr00752.

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The structure and composition of Holocene coral reefs in the Middle Florida Keys

The Florida Keys reef tract (FKRT) is the largest coral-reef ecosystem in the continental United States. The modern FKRT extends for 362 kilometers along the coast of South Florida from Dry Tortugas National Park in the southwest, through the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary (FKNMS), to Fowey Rocks reef in Biscayne National Park in the...

Toth, Lauren T.; Stathakopoulos, Anastasios; Kuffner, Ilsa B.
Attribution: Natural Hazards, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Land Change Science Program, United States of America, Land Use Land Cover Modeling, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, United States of America, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, , Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Environmental Health, Contaminant Biology Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Natural Hazards, New Mexico Water Science Center, Water Resources, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Water, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Land Resources, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Land Resources, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Land Resources, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Land Resources, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Land Resources, Southeast Climate Adaptation Science Center, Land Resources, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Kansas Water Science Center, Water Resources, , Water, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Region 11: Alaska, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, , Energy and Minerals, Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, , United States of America, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , United States of America, , Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Land Change Science Program, United States of America, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, California, United States of America, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , United States of America, Biology and Ecosystems, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Wildlife Program, United States of America, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Sweden, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Land Resources, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Land Resources, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Land Change Science Program, United States of America, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Georgia, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Land Resources, Climate Adaptation Science Centers, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, Energy Resources Program, , United States of America, Pacific Islands Water Science Center, Water Resources, Northwest - Pacific Islands, Hawaii, United States of America, Arizona Water Science Center, Water Resources, , United States of America, National Wildlife Health Center, Ecosystems, , Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Water, Colorado Water Science Center, Water Resources, California, United States of America, Reston Biogeochemical Processes in Groundwater Laboratory, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, , Volcano Hazards Program Office, Energy & Wildlife, United States of America, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Natural Hazards, Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), New York, United States of America, Hurricane Sandy, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Biology and Ecosystems, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, United States of America, Biology and Ecosystems, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, United States of America, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Astrogeology Science Center, Natural Hazards, , , St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), United States of America, Gulf of Mexico, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, , Water Resources, , Eastern Geographic Science Center, Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, Cooperative Research Units, New England Water Science Center, Water Resources, Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Alaska Science Center, Region 11: Alaska, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Cooperative Research Units, Cooperative Research Units, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Cooperative Research Units, , Energy and Minerals, Science and Decisions Center, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Environmental Health, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Cooperative Research Units, Geology, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Alaska, United States of America, , Volcano Hazards Program Office, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, Cooperative Research Units, Cooperative Research Units, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Cooperative Research Units, Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Energy & Wildlife, United States of America, Water Resources, , Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Landslide Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, United States of America, Cooperative Research Units, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Australia, Leetown Science Center, Environmental Health, Contaminant Biology Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Ecosystems, Cooperative Research Units, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Cooperative Research Units, Cooperative Research Units, Community for Data Integration (CDI), United States of America, , , Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Earth Resources Observation and Science Center, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Idaho Water Science Center, Water Resources, Columbia Environmental Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Astrogeology Science Center, Natural Hazards, , , Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center, Mineral Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, , Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Pacific Island Ecosystems Research Center, Ecosystems, Northwest - Pacific Islands, Nevada Water Science Center, Water Resources, United States of America, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Astrogeology Science Center, Natural Hazards, , , St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Volcano Hazards Program Office, United States of America, Leetown Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, , Caribbean-Florida Water Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, , United States of America, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Biology and Ecosystems, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, Energy & Wildlife, , United States of America, California Water Science Center, Water Resources, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, , Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Astrogeology Science Center, Natural Hazards, , , Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), Ecosystems, Status and Trends Program, United States of America, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Idaho Water Science Center, Water Resources, Lower Mississippi-Gulf Water Science Center, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Biology and Ecosystems, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, California, United States of America, Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, Environmental Health, Contaminant Biology Program, United States of America, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, United States of America, Salton Sea, Earth Resources Observation and Science (EROS) Center, Sage-grouse & Sagebrush Ecosystem, United States of America, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Land Change Science Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, United States of America, Woods Hole Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Biology and Ecosystems, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, United States of America, Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Biology and Ecosystems, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, United States of America, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Hurricane Sandy, Water Resources, , San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary, New England Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Florida
Toth, L.T., Stathakopoulos, Anastasios, and Kuffner, I.B., 2016, The structure and composition of Holocene coral reefs in the Middle Florida Keys: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016–1074, 27 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161074.

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Evaluating water management scenarios to support habitat management for the Cape Sable seaside sparrow

The endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis) is endemic to south Florida and a key indicator species of marl prairie, a highly diverse freshwater community in the Florida Everglades. Maintenance and creation of suitable habitat is seen as the most important pathway to the persistence of the six existing sparrow...

Beerens, James M.; Romañach, Stephanie S.; McKelvy, Mark
Attribution: Texas Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Cooperative Research Units, , Water Resources, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Cooperative Research Units, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, , Drought, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Florida, United States of America
Beerens, J.M., Romañach, S.S., and McKelvy, Mark. 2016, Evaluating water management scenarios to support habitat management for the Cape Sable seaside sparrow: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2016-1107, 62 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20161107.

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Historical files from Federal Government mineral exploration-assistance programs, 1950 to 1974

The Defense Minerals Administration (DMA), Defense Minerals Exploration Administration (DMEA), and Office of Minerals Exploration (OME) mineral exploration programs were active over the period 1950–1974. Under these programs, the Federal Government contributed financial assistance in the exploration for certain strategic and critical minerals. The...

Frank, David G.
Attribution: Texas Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Cooperative Research Units, , Water Resources, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), Great Lakes Science Center, Ecosystems, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Cooperative Research Units, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, , Drought, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Florida, United States of America, New Jersey Water Science Center, Environmental Health, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Hurricane Sandy, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Earthquake Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Water Resources, , San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, , Volcano Hazards Program Office, Texas Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Cooperative Research Units, Minerals, Alaska Science Center, Energy and Minerals, Mineral Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Alaska, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Water Resources, Alaska Science Center, Ecosystems, Region 11: Alaska, Cooperative Research Units, Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, Land Resources, Region 11: Alaska, Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , Southwest Biological Science Center, Ecosystems, , , John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis, Environmental Health, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis, Texas Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center (NOROCK), Ecosystems, Energy & Wildlife, , United States of America, Western Geographic Science Center, Florence Bascom Geoscience Center, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Cooperative Research Units, Central Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, United States of America, , Energy and Minerals, Science and Decisions Center, Minerals, , Energy and Minerals, Mineral Resources Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Colorado, Kansas Water Science Center, Water Resources, , Kansas Water Science Center, Water Resources, , Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 4: Mississippi Basin, Minerals, National Minerals Information Center, Mineral Resources Program, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, United States of America, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Biology and Ecosystems, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, California, United States of America, San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary, Minerals, , Energy and Minerals, Science and Decisions Center, Nevada, United States of America, Western Geographic Science Center, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Environmental Health, Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, Western Ecological Research Center, Ecosystems, Upper Midwest Water Science Center, Water Resources, Biology and Ecosystems, Western Fisheries Research Center, Ecosystems, Fisheries Program, United States of America, Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center, Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Cooperative Research Units, Dakota Water Science Center, Water Resources, United States of America, Water Resources, Groundwater and Streamflow Information Program, United States of America, Minerals, , Energy and Minerals, Science and Decisions Center, Wyoming
Frank, D.G., 2016, Historical files from Federal Government mineral exploration-assistance programs, 1950 to 1974: U.S. Geological Survey Data Series 1004, http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ds1004.

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Tree island pattern formation in the Florida Everglades

The Florida Everglades freshwater landscape exhibits a distribution of islands covered by woody vegetation and bordered by marshes and wet prairies. Known as “tree islands”, these ecogeomorphic features can be found in few other low gradient, nutrient limited freshwater wetlands. In the last few decades, however, a large percentage of...

Carr, Joel A.; D'Odorico, P.; Engel, Victor C.; Redwine, Jed
Attribution: Water Resources, , Water Resources, National Water Quality Program, Western Ecological Research Center, Environmental Health, Contaminant Biology Program, United States of America, John Wesley Powell Center for Analysis and Synthesis, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, , Water Resources, Region 6: Arkansas-Rio Grande-Texas-Gulf, Oregon Water Science Center, Water Resources, St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, Region 2: South Atlantic-Gulf (Includes Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands), United States of America, Gulf of Mexico, Natural Hazards, Geologic Hazards Science Center, Natural Hazards, Earthquake Hazards Program, Region 7: Upper Colorado Basin, Utah, United States of America, , Volcano Hazards Program Office, Fort Collins Science Center, Ecosystems, Wetland and Aquatic Research Center, Ecosystems, Region 1: North Atlantic-Appalachian, Florida
Carr, J., D'Odorico, P., Engel, V., and Redwine, J., 2016, Tree island pattern formation in the Florida Everglades: Ecological Complexity, v. 26, p. 37-44.

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A one-dimensional model of solid-earth electrical resistivity beneath Florida

An estimated one-dimensional layered model of electrical resistivity beneath Florida was developed from published geological and geophysical information. The resistivity of each layer is represented by plausible upper and lower bounds as well as a geometric mean resistivity. Corresponding impedance transfer functions, Schmucker-Weidelt transfer...

Blum, Cletus; Love, Jeffrey J.; Pedrie, Kolby; Bedrosian, Paul A.; Rigler, E. Joshua
Blum, Cletus, Love, J.J., Pedrie, Kolby, Bedrosian, P.A., and Rigler, E.J., 2015, A one-dimensional model of solid-Earth electrical resistivity beneath Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1185, 16 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151185.

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Water withdrawals in Florida, 2012

In 2012, the total amount of water withdrawn in Florida was estimated to be 14,237 million gallons per day (Mgal/d). Saline water accounted for 7,855 Mgal/d (55 percent), and freshwater accounted for 6,383 Mgal/d (45 percent). Groundwater accounted for 4,167 Mgal/d (65 percent) of freshwater withdrawals, and surface water accounted for the...

Marella, Richard L.
Marella, R.L., 2015, Water withdrawals in Florida, 2012: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015–1156, 10 p., http://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20151156.

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Year Published: 2014

Predicting spatial and temporal distribution of Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans) in Biscayne Bay through habitat suitability modeling

Invasive species may exhibit higher levels of growth and reproduction when environmental conditions are most suitable, and thus their effects on native fauna may be intensified. Understanding potential impacts of these species, especially in the nascent stages of a biological invasion, requires critical information concerning spatial and temporal...

Bernal, Nicholas A.; DeAngelis, Donald L.; Schofield, Pamela J.; Sullivan Sealey, Kathleen

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Water withdrawals, use, and trends in Florida, 2010

In 2010, the total amount of water withdrawn in Florida was estimated to be 14,988 million gallons per day (Mgal/d). Saline water accounted for 8,589 Mgal/d (57 percent) and freshwater accounted for 6,399 Mgal/d (43 percent). Groundwater accounted for 4,166 Mgal/d (65 percent) of freshwater withdrawals, and surface water accounted for the...

Marella, Richard L.
Water withdrawals, use, and trends in Florida, 2010; 2014; SIR; 2014-5088; Marella, Richard L.

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Invasive lionfish use a diversity of habitats in Florida

Two species of lionfish (Pterois volitans and Pterois miles) are the first marine fishes known to invade and establish self-sustaining populations along the eastern seaboard of the United States. First documented off the coast of Florida in 1985, lionfish are now found along the Atlantic coast of the United States as well as in the Caribbean Sea...

Schofield, Pamela J.; Akins, Lad; Gregoire-Lucente, Denise R.; Pawlitz, Rachel J.
Invasive lionfish use a diversity of habitats in Florida; 2014; FS; 2014-3032; Schofield, Pamela J.; Akins, Lad; Gregoire-Lucente, Denise R.; Pawlitz, Rachel J.

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Economic vulnerability to sea-level rise along the northern U.S. Gulf Coast

The northern Gulf of Mexico coast of the United States has been identified as highly vulnerable to sea-level rise, based on a combination of physical and societal factors. Vulnerability of human populations and infrastructure to projected increases in sea level is a critical area of uncertainty for communities in the extremely low-lying and flat...

Thatcher, Cindy A.; Brock, John C.; Pendleton, Elizabeth A.
Economic vulnerability to sea-level rise along the northern U.S. Gulf Coast; 2013; Article; Journal; Journal of Coastal Research; Thatcher, Cindy A.; Brock, John C.; Pendleton, Elizabeth A.

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An invasive Cuban treefrog in New Orleans, LA.
August 23, 2019

Outstanding in the Field (Ep 4): Amphibian Surveys – Call of the Frog

The USGS Ecosystems Mission Area brings you Outstanding in the Field, a series of stories about our science, our adventures, and our efforts to better understand our fish and wildlife and the ecosystems that support them. In this episode we describe the USGS’s efforts to track frog populations in the southeast United States. 
 

Forecasted Gulf Coast beach erosion due to Hurricane Barry
July 12, 2019

Barry's wave, surge likely to affect beaches in four states

This Coastal Change Storm Hazard Team map was created Friday, July 12, 2019 and shows forecast beach erosion (the strip of colored bars closest to the coast), overwash (middle strip) and inundation (outer strip) effects of Tropical Storm Barry’s predicted landfall in Louisiana. See https://marine.

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Baches forecast to be affected by Hurricane Barry
July 12, 2019

Barry's wave, surge likely to affect beaches in four states

This Coastal Change Storm Hazard Team map was created Friday, July 12, 2019 and shows forecast beach erosion (the strip of colored bars closest to the coast), overwash (middle strip) and inundation (outer strip) effects of Tropical Storm Barry’s predicted landfall in Louisiana. See https://marine.

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July 1, 2019

Sea Turtle Underwater POV

See St. Joseph Bay in the Florida Panhandle through the eyes of two young adult female loggerheads as they swim, surface to breathe, dive, forage on underwater grasses and spend time with other sea turtles. Three species of threatened or endangered sea turtles congregate in St. Joseph Bay. They surface only briefly to breathe, and rarely come ashore except when females

Congressman Charlie Crist visits the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center
May 6, 2019

Congressman Charlie Crist visits the SPCMSC

On May 6, 2019, Congressman Charlie Crist (13th district, FL) and Operations and Outreach Director Mr. Kendrick Lewis will visit the St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center (SPCMSC). Congressman Crist requested this visit because he is interested to learn more about the Center and to discuss needs/priorities that we may have. (First row, left to right:

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Photo of the eastern berm of Jim Foot Key. An arrow points to a growing breach in the berm after Hurricane Irma.
April 30, 2019

Breach in Eastern Berm of Jim Foot Key, Florida

In Photo: Eastern berm of Jim Foot Key, April 2019.  This photo taken from Florida Bay, looking in toward the center of the island (now covered in water).  The arrow points toward a breach in the berm, first noted in 2014, but the cut has deepened significantly after Hurricane Irma, and the island interior appears to be permanently tidal.  Loss of the berm structure is

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Interior mudflat on Jim Foot Key covered with saline water. Dead mangrove stumps and underwater grasses can be seen.
April 27, 2019

Interior Mudflat on Jim Foot Key, Florida

In Photo: Interior mudflat on Jim Foot Key covered with saline water, April 2019.  Stumps of dead mangroves (reportedly damaged by Hurricane Donna in 1960 (Craighead, 1962)) are visible projecting from the water.  Shadowed areas below the water are underwater grasses typically found in Florida Bay, now growing inside the island, indicating the mudflat is converting to an 

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Juvenile mangroves on eastern berm of Jim Foot Key. Mangroves are intermingled with saltwort.
April 27, 2019

Juvenile Mangroves on Jim Foot Key, Florida

In Photo: Juvenile mangroves on eastern berm of Jim Foot Key, April 2019.  Mangroves are intermingled with saltwort, the dominant live vegetation on the damaged berms, and standing dead mangroves.  Grid is 25 cm high.  The question is whether these trees will mature fast enough to protect the berm from rising sea level. 

Scientists from the Florence Bascom

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Jessica Rodysill (Reston) and Hunter Wilcox (SPCMSC) deploying a corer in Lake Enriquillo.
April 24, 2019

Researchers deploying a corer in Lake Enriquillo.

Jessica Rodysill (Reston) and Hunter Wilcox (SPCMSC) deploying a corer in Lake Enriquillo. The scientists will use the cores to construct precipitation changes in Dominican Republic over the late Holocene (~5000 years ago to present) time period.

Photo taken as SPMSC scientist Lauren Toth conducts a photographic survey of Porter Patch reef off Key Largo
April 3, 2019

SPMSC scientist Lauren Toth conducts a photographic survey of the reef

SPMSC scientist Lauren Toth conducts a photographic survey of Porter Patch reef off Key Largo, one of the sites that has been surveyed as part of FWRI’s Coral Reef Ecosystem Monitoring project since 1996. The modern reef surveys will be compared to historic surveys to determine how much structural complexity the reefs of the Florida Keys have lost over the past two decades

Image showing mangroves that have lost all their leaves and a berm that is significantly thinner following Hurricane Irma. 
April 2, 2019

Berm at Jim Foot Key, Florida (2019)

In Photo:  Berm of Jim Foot Key about 1.5 years after Hurricane Irma. The red circle indicates the same position as shown in the April 2014 photo. The mature mangrove trees have not recovered from the storm.  

Scientists from the Florence Bascom Geoscience Center

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A turtle mosaic made from broken tiles
February 12, 2019

A sea turtle mosaic made from the field station's broken floor tiles

After Hurricane Michael obliterated Fish Inn, the sea turtle research team's field station, team members salvaged some of the building's floor tiles and made this sea turtle mosaic, which they plan to eventually install in a new field station.

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Hurricane Dorian
August 29, 2019

Editor’s Note: This story was originally published Aug. 29 and was updated Aug. 30 and Aug. 31 to reflect changes in the number and locations of sensor deployments as Hurricane Dorian's forecast track changed.

To learn more about USGS’ role providing science to decision makers before, during and after Hurricane Dorian, visit the USGS Hurricane Dorian page at www.usgs.gov/dorian.

Xan Fredericks
July 3, 2019

Xan Fredericks, Lidar Coordinator for the Coastal and Marine Hazards and Resources Program and the USGS Co-Chair for the Florida Coastal Mapping Program (FCMaP), will co-host and help moderate the 2019 Northeast Florida Seafloor Mapping Prioritization Workshop on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, in Jacksonville, Florida.

USGS
July 2, 2019

Research Microbiologist John Lisle gave a presentation titled “Nutrient Removal During ASR Storage Phase by Suspended & Biofilm Bacterial Communities in the Floridan Aquifer” at the American Water Works Association/Florida Section Summer Seminar Series on June 20, 2019.

A healthy coral reef at Buck Island, U.S. Virgin Island
June 6, 2019

Lauren Toth (Research Oceanographer, SPCMSC), Ilsa Kuffner (Research Marine Biologist, SPCMSC), and Anastasios Stathakopoulos (Oceanographer) led a study published this week showing that the coral species that dominated Florida’s coral reef for the last 8000 years have been replaced by novel species assemblages in recent decades.

A diver peeks from behind a badly bleached coral in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary in October 2015
May 30, 2019

Ilsa Kuffner, Research Marine Biologist from St. Petersburg Coastal & Marine Science Center, is participating in a National Science Foundation Research Coordination Network to make experimental design recommendations to advance understanding of coral bleaching.

Northern portion of the Chandeleur islands showing elevations within a portion of the XBeach model domain
May 30, 2019

SPCMSC scientists Julie Bernier, Noreen Buster, Kara Doran, Karen Morgan, and Tim Nelson will present their research at the Coastal Sediments '19 conference, May 27–31, in St. Petersburg, Florida. Research Geologist Jennifer Miselis, co-author with Bernier and Buster, will also be attending. 

Deep-Sea Coral: Lophelia pertusa
May 23, 2019

Dr. Christina Kellogg (SPCMSC Research Microbiologist) will publish a paper in the journal Microbiome based on a meta-analysis of datasets from 7 species of deep-sea corals.

USGS
May 17, 2019

The Tampa Bay Climate Science Advisory Panel (a group of local scientists and resource managers; including Davina Passeri, Research Civil Engineer, SPCMSC) released a new report recommending a set of sea level rise projections for use throughout the Tampa Bay region. 

A scene showing the harbor and surrounds at Monaco, Monte Carlo
May 16, 2019

Dr. Christina Kellogg (Research Microbiologist, SPCMSC) is a member of the judging panel that will award winners of the $7 million dollar Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE during the final award announcement at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco on May 31.

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