Appendix B

CESI-funded Research Projects and Their Relationship to the Science Subgroup Science Objectives

The following table shows the CESI-funded projects (also detailed in Appendix A) according to relevant science objectives that were identified in the Science Subgroup (1996) report on Scientific Information Needs. This information was provided upon request by the CESI coordinator with assistance from several program managers. The specific scientific objectives are highlighted below and include the entire South Florida region (SF region) and region-wide objectives for models, exotics, mercury, threatened and endangered species (T&E), and contaminants. The table also includes objectives for the following subregions: the southern Everglades, the southern coastal areas (S.Coast), the lower east coast urban area (LEG), and the Water Conservation Areas (WCA). CESI projects that partially address the objectives are also listed.

Program

Project ID

Project Title

Science Objective 1: Determine the Relationships Between Hydrologic Regime and Ecosystem Structure and Function. (SF Region)

Hydro Models

26

Hydrologic Variation & Ecological Processes in the Mangrove Forests in South Florida

Eco Proc/Ind Sp

129

Everglades National Park Tree Islands: Interactions of Hydrology, Vegetation, and Soils

Eco Models

29

Mangrove Modeling of Landscape, Stand Level, and Soil-Nutrient Processes

Landscape

192

Development of a Simulation Model Relating Hydrology, Topography, and Edaphic Factors to Plant Community Structure in Marshes

Eco Proc/Ind Sp

187

Spatial Variability and Modeling of Soil Accretion in Shark River Slough

Projects partially addressing this objective:

Eco Models

5

American Alligator Distribution, Thermoregulation, and Biotic Potential Relative to Hydroperiod

Coastal

37

Ecosystem Comparison of Florida Bay Communities Network Analysis

Eco Proc/Ind Sp

73

Population Structure and Spatial Distribution of Aquatic Consumers Communities in Everglades National Park

Eco Proc/Ind Sp

74

Experimental Studies of Population Growth and Predator Prey Interactions of Fishes in Everglades National Park

Eco Proc/Ind Sp

83

Role of Aquatic Refuges in Wetland Complex of the Greater Everglades in Relation to Ecosystem Restoration



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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Appendix B CESI-funded Research Projects and Their Relationship to the Science Subgroup Science Objectives The following table shows the CESI-funded projects (also detailed in Appendix A) according to relevant science objectives that were identified in the Science Subgroup (1996) report on Scientific Information Needs. This information was provided upon request by the CESI coordinator with assistance from several program managers. The specific scientific objectives are highlighted below and include the entire South Florida region (SF region) and region-wide objectives for models, exotics, mercury, threatened and endangered species (T&E), and contaminants. The table also includes objectives for the following subregions: the southern Everglades, the southern coastal areas (S.Coast), the lower east coast urban area (LEG), and the Water Conservation Areas (WCA). CESI projects that partially address the objectives are also listed. Program Project ID Project Title Science Objective 1: Determine the Relationships Between Hydrologic Regime and Ecosystem Structure and Function. (SF Region) Hydro Models 26 Hydrologic Variation & Ecological Processes in the Mangrove Forests in South Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 129 Everglades National Park Tree Islands: Interactions of Hydrology, Vegetation, and Soils Eco Models 29 Mangrove Modeling of Landscape, Stand Level, and Soil-Nutrient Processes Landscape 192 Development of a Simulation Model Relating Hydrology, Topography, and Edaphic Factors to Plant Community Structure in Marshes Eco Proc/Ind Sp 187 Spatial Variability and Modeling of Soil Accretion in Shark River Slough Projects partially addressing this objective: Eco Models 5 American Alligator Distribution, Thermoregulation, and Biotic Potential Relative to Hydroperiod Coastal 37 Ecosystem Comparison of Florida Bay Communities Network Analysis Eco Proc/Ind Sp 73 Population Structure and Spatial Distribution of Aquatic Consumers Communities in Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 74 Experimental Studies of Population Growth and Predator Prey Interactions of Fishes in Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 83 Role of Aquatic Refuges in Wetland Complex of the Greater Everglades in Relation to Ecosystem Restoration

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Eco Models 106 Development of Selected Components of an Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Ecosystems of South Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 169 Life History Ecology and Interactions of Everglades Crayfishes in Response to Hydrological Restoration Eco Models 175 Estimation of Snail Kite Model Parameters Eco Proc/Ind Sp 188 Relative Distribution, Abundance, and Demographic Structure of the American Alligator in Relation to Habitat, Water Levels, and Salinities Eco Proc/Ind Sp 70 Temporal and Spatial Patterns in Taylor Slough Vegetation Due to Hydrologic Restoration Science Objective 2: Develop a Science Methodology to Restore Characteristic Salinity and Circulation Patterns to Estuaries. (SF Region) Hydro Models 14 Southern Inland Coastal Systems Model Development Hydro Models 15 Flow Velocity and Water Level Transects in SICS Model Area: Model Support Hydro Models 16 Geology & Ecological History of the Buttonwood Ridge Hydro Models 17 Geochemical Determinations of Groundwater Flow in Everglades National Park Hydro Models 19 Land Characteristics from Remote Sensing Hydro Models 21 Canal and Wetland Flow/Transport Interaction Hydro Models 26 Hydrologic Variation & Ecological Processes in the Mangrove Forests in South Florida Hydro Models 27 Freshwater Discharges into Northeastern Florida Bay Hydro Models 28 Vegetative Resistance to Flow in the Everglades Hydro Models 30 Interrelation of Everglades Hydrology and FL Bay Dynamics to Ecosystem Processes Hydro Models 31 Effect of Wind on Surface Water Flows in the Everglades Coastal 32 Benthic Macrophyte and Invertebrate Distribution in the Mangrove Ecotone Coastal 33 Relationship of Sedimentary Sulfur, Iron, and Phosphorus Cycling to Water Quality in Florida Bay Coastal 34 Paleoecological History of Pigeon Key, Florida Bay Coastal 39 FATHOM: A Mass Balance Model for Salinity in Florida Bay Coastal 40 Fish Recruitment, Growth and Habitat Use in Florida Bay Coastal 41 Cooperative South Florida Estuarine Water Quality Monitoring Network Coastal 42 Florida Bay Fish Habitat Assessment Program (FHAP) Coastal 44 Temporal and Spatial Variation in Seagrass Associated Fish and Invertebrates in Western Florida Bay Coastal 48 FATHOM: Mass Balance Model for Salinity in Florida Bay Coastal 52 High Resolution Bathymetry of Florida Bay Coastal 55 Simulation Model of Seagrass Communities in Florida Bay Coastal 59 Analysis and Synthesis of Existing Information on Higher Trophic Levels in Florida Bay Coastal 62 FATHOM/Salinity Predictions Eco Proc/Ind Sp 82 Fish Communities and Swamp Eel Populations of South Florida Canal and Stream Ecosystems as Indicators of Ecosystem Restoration Coastal 181 Time Series Analysis and Statistical Modeling of Salinity, Canal Discharge, and Available Biological Data from Biscayne National Park Coastal 182 Plankton Indicators of Ecological Change in South Biscayne Bay Coastal 183 Mangrove/Fish Relationships in Biscayne Bay Coastal 185 N and P Limitation of Primary Productivity in Florida Bay Projects partially addressing this objective:

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Coastal 38 Thalassis testudinum Resilience to Sulfide Stress in Florida Bay: An Experimental and Field Approach Coastal 49 Mechanisms and Implications of Thalassia Die-Off on Florida Bay Mud Banks Coastal 51 Distribution and Abundance of Jewfish in Everglades National Park as an Indicator of Ecosystem Restoration Coastal 56 Statistical Relationship Between Benthic Habitat and Water Quality Coastal 57 ‘Seagrass/Light Monitoring Network for Florida Bay Coastal 61 Development of a Landscape-scale Seagrass Model for Florida Bay Coastal 153 Determining Nursery Areas for Red Drum, Scienceaenops ocellatus, in Florida Bay Coastal 53 Seagrass Disease and Mortality in Florida Bay Coastal 62 FATHOM/Salinity Predictions Science Objective 3: Develop Technically Sound Site-specific and Landscape-level Wetland Functionality Assessment Methods. (SF Region) Topography 3 Topographic Surveys of the Everglades Eco Models 5 American Alligator Distribution, Thermoregulation, and Biotic Potential Relative to Hydroperiod Eco Models 6 Effect of Everglades Prey on Crocodilian Growth, Development and Fertility Eco Models 8 Parameterizing Individual Based Models of the Snail Kite Eco Models 9 Development of Trophic Models for Amphibians and Reptiles Eco Models 18 Individual-Based Spatially Explicit Model of Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Population in the Florida Everglades Eco Models 22 Effects of Hydrology on Wading Bird Parameters Eco Models 23 Parameter Estimation and Population-based Simulation Modeling of Alligator Populations Eco Proc/Ind Sp 64 Modeling Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of White-tailed Deer in the Florida Everglades, Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 68 Dry Down Tolerance of the Florida Apple Snail: Effects of Age and Season Eco Proc/Ind Sp 69 Assessment of Marsh Vegetation in Response to Hydrological Restoration in Shark Slough Eco Proc/Ind Sp 70 Temporal and Spatial Patterns in Taylor Slough Vegetation Due to Hydrologic Restoration Eco Proc/Ind Sp 75 Life History Ecology and Interactions of Everglades Crayfishes in Response to Hydrological Restoration Eco Proc/Ind Sp 78 American Alligator Distribution, Thermoregulation and Biotic Potential Relative to Hydroperiod in the Everglades Eco Proc/Ind Sp 79 The Effects of Everglades Food Items (Prey) on Crocodilian Growth, Development and Fertility Eco Proc/Ind Sp 93 Composition and Structure of Groundcover Plant Communities in the Long Pine Key Region of Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 124 Potential of the Endangered American Crocodile to Provide a Quantifiable Measure of Restoration Success in the Greater Everglades/SF Ecosystem Eco Proc/Ind Sp 125 Wading Birds in South Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 126 Analyzing Historical Data to Set Restoration Targets for Wading Bird Nesting in South Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 129 Everglades National Park Tree Islands: Interactions of Hydrology, Vegetation, and Soils Eco Proc/Ind Sp 133 Analysis of Relationships of Everglades Fish with Hydrology Using Long-term Databases from Everglades National Park

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title WQ Treat 138 Nematoceran Community Relationships with Hydroperiod and Water Quality in Shark and Taylor Sloughs Eco Models 177 Influence of Hydrology and Habitat on Apple Snail Abundance Eco Models 178 Everglades Crayfish Response to Everglades Restoration Hydro Models 179 Documenting the Importance of Water Flow to Everglades Landscape Structure and Sediment Transport in Everglades National Park Projects partially addressing this objective: Topography 4 Leveling Data for Levee 4-Hwy 41 Eco Proc/Ind Sp 80 Monitoring Freshwater Fish and Invertebrate Communities Eco Proc/Ind Sp 81 Fish and Invertebrate Communities of Short Hydroperiod Wetlands in the Rocky Glades Eco Models 108 Network Analysis of Trophic Dynamics of the Restoration of South Florida Wetlands Topography 161 Critical Topo Data for Completion of a Vertical Control Network Landscape 196 Mapping and Characterization of Aquatic Refugia in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and Everglades National Park Science Objective 4: Describe and Quantify Linkages Between Nutrient and Contaminant Loads and Storages and Ecosystem Structure and Function. (SF Region) WQ Treat 96 Incorporating Advanced Water Quality Treatment Technologies into STA Design WQ Treat 98 Using Transect Sampling to Relate a Phosphorus Addition Flume Study to Long-term Water Quality Impacts WQ Treat 99 Evaluation of Periphyton Treatment Area for Removal of P WQ Treat 100 Water Quality Evaluations Landscape 101 Investigation of Mercury Contamination in the Everglades and SF Ecosystem WQ Treat 136 Analysis of Historical Water Quality Data WQ Treat 137 Effect of Flow Rate on Phosphorus Uptake by Periphyton Water Qual Tech 152 Stability and Bioavailability of Recently Accreted Phosphorus from Advanced Treatment Technologies Water Qual Tech 160 Expansion of Field-scale PSTA Research Hydro Models 162 Water Flows and Nutrient Fluxes to the SW Coast of Everglades National Park Phos Thresh 171 Various Supplemental Water Quality Projects Projects partially addressing this objective: Coastal 41 Cooperative South Florida Estuarine Water Quality Monitoring Network Science Objective 5: Develop Control Methods on Exotics at Entry, Distribution, and Landscape Levels. (SF Region) Exotics 114 Invasive Species Control Strategy Development Science Objective 6: Develop Scientifically Based Methods to Restore Plant Communities and Wildlife Habitat. (SF Region) Eco Proc/Ind Sp 63 Spatial and Temporal Changes in Tree Islands in Response to Altered Hydrologies in the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Coastal 71 Hydrologic Variation and Ecological Processes in the Mangrove Forests in South Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 76 Vegetation Dynamics of Land-Margin Ecosystems: Mangroves in the Gulf Coast of South Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 86 Inventory of Tree Islands in WCA 2 and 3 Landscape 103 Assessment of Marsh Vegetation in Response to Hydrologic Restoration in Shark ! Slough

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Landscape 104 Temporal and Spatial Patterns in Taylor Slough Vegetation Due to Hydrologic Restoration Eco Proc/Ind Sp 123 Hydrologic Variation & Ecological Processes in the Mangrove Forests in South Florida Coastal 166 Hydrologic Variation & Ecological Processes in the Mangrove Forests in South Florida Eco Models 176 Vegetation Succession Modeling Landscape 192 Development of a Simulation Model Relating Hydrology, Topography, and Edaphic Factors to Plant Community Structure in Marshes Projects partially addressing this objective: Topography 3 Topographic Surveys of the Everglades Eco Models 29 Mangrove Modeling of Landscape, Stand Level, and Soil-Nutrient Processes Eco Proc/Ind Sp 93 Composition and Structure of Groundcover Plant Communities in the Long Pine Key Region of Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 129 Everglades National Park Tree Islands: Interactions of Hydrology, Vegetation, and Soils Hydro Models 26 Hydrologic Variation & Ecological Processes in the Mangrove Forests in South Florida Coastal 35 Diet of Red Drum and Snook in Florida Bay Coastal 36 Relationships Among Inshore Pink Shrimp in Tortugas and Sanibel Fisheries Coastal 39 FATHOM: a Mass Balance Model for Salinity in Florida Bay Coastal 48 FATHOM: Mass Balance Model for Salinity in Florida Bay Science Objective 7: Provide the Scientific Base for Reestablishing Sustainable Native Wildlife Populations. (SF Region) Eco Proc/Ind Sp 72 Long-Term Study of Fire Regimes in Pinelands, and Associated Wetland Community Vegetation Eco Proc/Ind Sp 73 Population Structure and Spatial Distribution of Aquatic Consumers Communities in Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 74 Experimental Studies of Population Growth and Predator Prey Interactions of Fishes in Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 85 Avian Restoration in Everglades National Park ! Eco Proc/Ind Sp 94 Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Population Survey Support Eco Proc/Ind Sp 128 Eagle and Osprey Monitoring Eco Proc/Ind Sp 146 Avian Restoration Studies Eco Proc/Ind Sp 169 Life History Ecology and Interactions of Everglades Crayfishes in Response to Hydrological Restoration Eco Models 175 Estimation of Snail Kite Model Parameters Eco Proc/Ind Sp 188 Relative Distribution, Abundance, and Demographic Structure of the American Alligator in Relation to Habitat, Water Levels, and Salinities Eco Proc/Ind Sp 189 Genetic Analysis of Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Populations Projects partially addressing this objective: Eco Models 5 American Alligator Distribution, Thermoregulation, and Biotic Potential Relative to Hydroperiod Eco Models 6 Effect of Everglades Prey on Crocodilian Growth, Development and Fertility Eco Models 8 Parameterizing Individual Based Models of the Snail Kite Eco Models 9 Development of Trophic Models for Amphibians and Reptiles Eco Models 18 Individual-Based Spatially Explicit Model of Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Population in the Florida Everglades

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Eco Models 22 Effects of Hydrology on Wading Bird Parameters Eco Models 23 Parameter Estimation and Population-based Simulation Modeling of Alligator Populations Eco Proc/Ind Sp 64 Modeling Spatial and Temporal Dynamics of White-tailed Deer in the Florida Everglades, Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 68 Dry Down Tolerance of the Florida Apple Snail: Effects of Age and Season Eco Proc/Ind Sp 78 American Alligator Distribution, Thermoregulation and Biotic Potential Relative to Hydroperiod in the Everglades Eco Proc/Ind Sp 79 The Effects of Everglades Food Items (Prey) on Crocodilian Growth, Development land Fertility Eco Proc/Ind Sp 82 Fish Communities and Swamp Eel Populations of South Florida Canal and Stream Ecosystems as Indicators of Ecosystem Restoration Eco Proc/Ind Sp 83 Role of Aquatic Refuges in Wetland Complex of the Greater Everglades in Relation to Ecosystem Restoration Eco Proc/Ind Sp 89 Status, Distribution, and Habitat of the American Crocodile in Florida Eco Models 107 Computer Simulation Modeling of Intermediate Trophic Levels for ATLSS in the Everglades/Big Cypress Region Eco Models 177 Influence of Hydrology and Habitat on Apple Snail Abundance Eco Models 178 Everglades Crayfish Response to Everglades Restoration Hydro Models 179 Documenting the Importance of Water Flow to Everglades Landscape Structure and Sediment Transport in Everglades National Park Coastal 38 Thalassis testudinum Resilience to Sulfide Stress in Florida Bay: An Experimental and Field Approach Eco Proc/Ind Sp 67 Multiple Regression Analysis of Environmental Factors Influencing Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Foraging Wading Birds in the Florida Everglades Eco Models 108 Network Analysis of Trophic Dynamics of the Restoration of S FL Wetlands Science Objective 8: Provide Direct Scientific Support for Restoration Projects. (SF Region) Eco Models 25 Critical Model Development for Restudy: Additional Runs for DOI Restudy Needs and Alternatives Evaluation Eco Proc/Ind Sp 85 Avian Restoration in Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 90 Restoration of Jacquemontia reclinata to the South Florida Ecosystem Eco Proc/Ind Sp 88 Dispersal, Habitat Selection, and Survivorship of Juvenile Florida Grasshopper Sparrows in Winter Science Objective 9: Develop Scientific Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture. (SF Region) WQ Treat 97 Evaluation of Environmentally Friendly Plant Production Systems for Use in or Adjacent to Everglades Projects partially addressing this objective: Soc Science 193 Water Demands, Economic Growth, and Economic Impacts of the CERP Projects WQ Tribes 1 WQ Studies on Seminole Lands WQ Tribes 2 WQ Studies on Miccosukee Lands Science Objective 10: Determine Linkage Between Water Management and Rainfall with Meteorological Model Linked to Hydrologic Model (SFARPS). (Regional: Models) Science Objective 11: Determine Targets and Strategy to Re-create Natural Quantity, Timing, and Distribution of Water Using Natural and Water Management Hydrologic Models (NSM, SFWMM). (Regional: Models)

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Science Objective 12: Quantify Water Management Effects on Salinities, Water Depths, and Water Flow in Mangrove Zone Using Hydrologic Salinity Models. (Regional: Models) Hydro Models 26 Hydrologic Variation & Ecological Processes in the Mangrove Forests in South Florida Hydro Models 30 Interrelation of Everglades Hydrology and Florida Bay Dynamics to Ecosystem Processes Eco Models 29 Mangrove Modeling of Landscape, Stand Level, and Soil-Nutrient Processes Projects partially addressing this objective: Coastal 54 Estuarine Fish Community Structure—Patterns of Stability, Change and Succession in Relation to C-111 Coastal 56 Statistical Relationship Between Benthic Habitat and Water Quality Coastal 57 Seagrass/Light Monitoring Network for Florida Bay Coastal 153 Determining Nursery Areas for Red Drum, Scienceaenops ocellatus, in Florida Bay Coastal 180 Water Flow Through Coastal Wetlands of Biscayne National Park Science Objective 13: Evaluate Ecosystem Impacts of Alternative Water Management Strategies Using Linked Trophic-level Models. (Regional: Models) Eco Models 24 Development of an Internet-based GIS Coastal 37 Ecosystem Comparison of Florida Bay Communities Network Analysis Eco Models 106 Development of Selected Components of an Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Ecosystems of South Florida Eco Models 107 Computer Simulation Modeling of Intermediate Trophic Levels for ATLSS in the Everglades/Big Cypress Region Eco Models 109 Multimodeling Implementation Supporting ATLSS Projects partially addressing this objective: Eco Models 25 Critical Model Development for Restudy: Additional Runs for DOI Restudy Needs and Alternatives Evaluation Eco Models 108 Network Analysis of Trophic Dynamics of the Restoration of South Florida Wetlands Science Objective 14: Determine Effects of Alternative Water Management Strategies on Landscape Structure and Function Using Landscape Models. (Regional: Models) Eco Models 109 Multimodeling Implementation Supporting ATLSS Eco Models 29 Mangrove Modeling of Landscape, Stand Level, and Soil-Nutrient Processes Eco Models 25 Critical Model Development for Restudy: Additional Runs for DOI Restudy Needs and Alternatives Evaluation Eco Models 106 Development of Selected Components of an Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Ecosystems of South Florida Projects partially addressing this objective: Eco Proc/Ind Sp 63 Spatial and Temporal Changes in Tree Islands in Response to Altered Hydrologies in the Arthur R.Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Eco Proc/Ind Sp 69 Assessment of Marsh Vegetation in Response to Hydrological Restoration in Shark Slough Eco Proc/Ind Sp 76 Vegetation Dynamics of Land-Margin Ecosystems: Mangroves in the Gulf Coast of South Florida Landscape 103 Assessment of Marsh Vegetation in Response to Hydrologic Restoration in Shark Slough Landscape 104 Temporal and Spatial Patterns in Taylor Slough Vegetation Due to Hydrologic Restoration Coastal 166 Hydrologic Variation & Ecological Processes in the Mangrove Forests in South Florida

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Landscape 192 Development of a Simulation Model Relating Hydrology, Topography, and Edaphic Factors to Plant Community Structure in Marshes Eco Proc/Ind Sp 123 Hydrologic Variation & Ecological Processes in the Mangrove Forests in South Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 187 Spatial Variability and Modeling of Soil Accretion in Shark River Slough Eco Models 108 Network Analysis of Trophic Dynamics of the Restoration of South Florida Wetlands Science Objective 15: Determine Abundance and Diversity of Native Flora and Fauna on the Basis of Available Habitat Using GAP. (Regional: Models) Eco Proc/Ind Sp 127 A Multispecies/Habitat Evaluation of Everglades Restoration Plans Science Objective 16: Determine Acreage of Favorable Estuarine Habitat in Terms of Salinity and Bottom Features Using a Seascape Model Linked to Hydrologic Models. (Regional: Models) Projects partially addressing this objective: Coastal 41 Cooperative South Florida Estuarine Water Quality Monitoring Network Coastal 182 Plankton Indicators of Ecological Change in South Biscayne Bay Coastal 184 Salinity Simulation Models for North Florida Bay Eco Models 29 Mangrove Modeling of Landscape, Stand Level, and Soil-Nutrient Processes Hydro Models 14 Southern Inland Coastal Systems Model Development Hydro Models 30 Interrelation of Everglades Hydrology and Florida Bay Dynamics to Ecosystem Processes Science Objective 17: Determine How Water Management Affects Salinity and Circulation in Florida Bay Using Hydrodynamic Models. (Regional: Models) Projects partially addressing this objective: Coastal 39 FATHOM: a Mass Balance Model for Salinity in Florida Bay Coastal 48 FATHOM: Mass Balance Model for Salinity in Florida Bay Coastal 52 High Resolution Bathymetry of Florida Bay Coastal 62 FATHOM/Salinity Predictions Science Objective 18: Develop Effective Restoration Methods That Discourage Re-invasion By Exotics. (Regional: Exotics) Exotics 114 Invasive Species Control Strategy Development Science Objective 19: Determine and Enhance Natural Controls. (Regional: Exotics) Projects partially addressing this objective: Eco Proc/Ind Sp 70 Temporal and Spatial Patterns in Taylor Slough Vegetation Due to Hydrologic Restoration Science Objective 20: Develop Biological Controls. (Regional: Exotics) Science Objective 21: Develop Multispecies Monitoring Plan. (Regional: Exitics) Science Objective 22: Develop Multispecies Management Plan. (Regional: Exotics) Science Objective 23: Develop Screening and Risk Assessment Methods. (Regional: Exotics) Science Objective 24: Develop Sterile Cultivars of Popular Exotics that Regenerate Readily in South Florida. (Regional: Exotics)

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Science Objective 25: Inventory and Characterize Potential Sources. (Regional: Mercury) Science and Objective 26: Determine contributions of External and Internal Sources to Present Hg Contamination Problems. (Regional: Mercury) Science Objective 27: Understand Role of Water and Nutrients In Hg Transport and Mobilization. (Regional: Mercury) Science Objective 28: Understand Impacts Mercury on Health of Everglades Biota. (Regional: Mercury) Science Objective 29: Build Risk Characterization and Forecasting Capability. (Regional: Mercury) Science Objective 30: Monitor and Evaluate Mercury Risks in Response to Ecosystem Management Source Control. (Regional: Mercury) Science Objective 31: Determine the Relationships Between Hydrologic Regime and Ecosystem Structure and Function. (Regional: T&E) Eco Proc/Ind Sp 67 Multiple Regression Analysis of Environmental Factors Influencing Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Foraging Wading Birds in the Florida Everglades Eco Proc/Ind Sp 89 Status, Distribution, and Habitat of the American Crocodile in Florida Projects partially addressing this objective: Eco Proc/Ind Sp 78 American Alligator Distribution, Thermoregulation and Biotic Potential Relative to Hydroperiod in the Everglades Eco Proc/Ind Sp 83 Role of Aquatic Refuges in Wetland Complex of the Greater Everglades in Relation to Ecosystem Restoration Eco Proc/Ind Sp 84 Compilation of Alligator Data Sets in South Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 86 Inventory of Tree Islands in WCA 2 and 3 Landscape 196 Mapping and Characterization of Aquatic Refugia in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 77 Population Ecology of the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Science Objective 32: Conduct Ecological Studies for Listed Species to Answer Critical Management Questions. (Regional: T&E) Coastal 51 Distribution and Abundance of Jewfish in Everglades National Park as an Indicator of Ecosystem Restoration Eco Proc/Ind Sp 65 Statistical Analysis of American Alligator Nesting Data in Everglades National Park in Relation to Geographic, Hydrologic, and Temporal Variation Eco Proc/Ind Sp 66 Monitoring Program for the American Crocodile, Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 77 Population Ecology of the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Eco Proc/Ind Sp 84 Compilation of Alligator Data Sets in South Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 87 Assessment of Selected T&E Wildlife in the Pine Rocklands and Hammocks of Dade County Eco Proc/Ind Sp 88 Dispersal, Habitat Selection, and Survivorship of Juvenile Florida Grasshopper Sparrows in Winter Eco Proc/Ind Sp 90 Restoration of Jacquemontia reclinata to the South Florida Ecosystem Eco Proc/Ind Sp 91 Wood Stork Nesting Surveys in Big Cypress National Preserve

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Eco Proc/Ind Sp 92 Wildlife Monitoring Support Eco Proc/Ind Sp 95 Breeding Biology of Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Coastal 184 Salinity Simulation Models for North Florida Bay Projects partially addressing its objective: Eco Proc/Ind Sp 124 Potential of the Endangered American Crocodile to Provide a Quantifiable Measure of Restoration Success in the Greater Everglades/SF Ecosystem Eco Proc/Ind Sp 127 A Multispecies/Habitat Evaluation of Everglades Restoration Plans Eco Proc/Ind Sp 128 Eagle and Osprey Monitoring Eco Proc/Ind Sp 79 The Effects of Everglades Food Items (Prey) on Crocodilian Growth, Development and Fertility Eco Proc/Ind Sp 94 Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Population Survey Support Eco Proc/Ind Sp 188 Relative Distribution, Abundance, and Demographic Structure of the American Alligator in Relation to Habitat, Water Levels, and Salinities Eco Proc/Ind Sp 189 Genetic Analysis of Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Populations Eco Proc/Ind Sp 84 Compilation of Alligator Data Sets in South Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 87 Assessment of Selected T&E Wildlife in the Pine Rocklands and Hammocks of Dade County Eco Proc/Ind Sp 88 Dispersal, Habitat Selection, and Survivorship of Juvenile Florida Grasshopper Sparrows in Winter Eco Proc/Ind Sp 90 Restoration of Jacquemontia reclinata to the South Florida Ecosystem Eco Proc/Ind Sp 91 Wood Stork Nesting Surveys in Big Cypress National Preserve Eco Proc/Ind Sp 92 Wildlife Monitoring Support Eco Proc/Ind Sp 95 Breeding Biology of Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Science Objective 35: Develop Information for the Multispecies Recovery Plan to Maximize Benefits to a Variety of Listed Species. (Regional: T&E) Eco Proc/Ind Sp 87 Assessment of Selected T&E Wildlife in the Pine Rocklands and Hammocks of Dade County Eco Proc/Ind Sp 88 Dispersal, Habitat Selection, and Survivorship of Juvenile Florida Grasshopper Sparrows in Winter Eco Proc/Ind Sp 90 Restoration of Jacquemontia reclinata to the South Florida Ecosystem Eco Proc/Ind Sp 87 Assessment of Selected T&E Wildlife in the Pine Rocklands and Hammocks of Dade County Eco Proc/Ind Sp 188 Relative Distribution, Abundance, and Demographic Structure of the American Alligator in Relation to Habitat, Water Levels, and Salinities Science Objective 36: Determine Regional Usage Patterns Regarding Pesticides and Other Contaminants. (Regional: Contaminants) Contam 156 Screening Level Risk Assessment to Determine Potential High Priority Contaminants and Natural Resources at Risk In Biscayne and Everglades Science Objective 37: Review and Synthesize Results of Previous and Ongoing Contaminants Monitoring Studies. (Regional: Contaminants) Projects partially addressing this objective: Contam 156 Screening Level Risk Assessment to Determine Potential High Priority Contaminants and Natural Resources at Risk In Biscayne and Everglades Science Objective 38: Assess Chronic Toxicity Risks to Aquatic Organisms Under Existing Ambient and Episodic Concentrations. (Regional: Contaminants)

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Science Objective 39: Assess Lethal and Sub-lethal Effects of Contaminants Found in the South Florida Ecosystem. (Regional: Contaminants) Science Objective 40: Assess Surface Microlayers of Coastal Waters for Importance in Community Exposure to Contaminants. (Regional: Contaminants) Science Objective 41: Conduct Detailed Monitoring of Contaminants in Water Sediments, Atmosphere, and Biota. (Regional: Contaminants) Projects partially addressing this objective: Hydro Models 20 Groundwater-Surface Water Hydrologic Exchange Fluxes and Relation to Mercury in the Northern Everglades Science Objective 42: Determine Loads and Concentrations Associated with Storm Events in Comparison to Everyday Conditions. (Regional: Contaminants) Science Objective 43: Construct Linked Land Use/Runoff Model to Determine Potential Transport of Organic Contaminants. (Regional: Contaminants) Science Objective 44: Quantify and Model Flows and Water Levels Within and Between Drainage Basins. (Subregion: S Everglades) Science Objective 45: Determine Role of Rainfall, Climate, Soils, Vegetation, and Water Management. (Subregion: S Everglades) Eco Proc/Ind Sp 187 Spatial Variability and Modeling of Soil Accretion in Shark River Slough Science Objective 46: Quantify and Model Factors Controlling Ambient Water Quality. (Subregion: S Everglades) Projects partially addressing this objective: Hydro Models 162 Water Flows and Nutrient Fluxes to the SW Coast of Everglades National Park Stability and Bioavailability of Recently Accreted Phosphorus from Advanced Water Qual Tech 152 Treatment Technologies Water Qual Tech 160 Expansion of Field-scale PSTA Research WQ Treat 96 Incorporating Advanced Water Quality Treatment Technologies into STA Design WQ Treat 99 Evaluation of Periphyton Treatment Area for Removal of P WQ Treat 100 Water Quality Evaluations WQ Treat 98 Using Transect Sampling to Relate a Phosphorus Addition Flume Study to Long-term Water Quality Impacts WQ Treat 137 Effect of Flow Rate on Phosphorus Uptake by Periphyton Science Objective 47: Define Nutrient Thresholds for Major Wetland Communities. (Subregion: S Everglades) Projects partially addressing this objective: Coastal 41 Cooperative South Florida Estuarine Water Quality Monitoring Network Coastal 182 Plankton Indicators of Ecological Change in South Biscayne Bay Landscape 101 Investigation of Mercury Contamination in the Everglades and South Florida Ecosystem Phos Thresh 171 Various Supplemental Water Quality Projects WQ Treat 98 Using Transect Sampling to Relate a Phosphorus Addition Flume Study to Long-term Water Quality Impacts

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Science Objective 48: Define Contaminant Thresholds for Major Wetland Communities. (Subregion: S Everglades) Science Objective 49: Determine Historic and Current Patterns in Soils and Vegetation Distribution and Productivity (Including Periphyton). (Subregion: S Everglades) Projects partially addressing this objective: Eco Proc/Ind Sp 69 Assessment of Marsh Vegetation in Response to Hydrological Restoration in Shark Slough I Eco Proc/Ind Sp 70 Temporal and Spatial Patterns in Taylor Slough Vegetation Due to Hydrologic Restoration Eco Proc/Ind Sp 129 Everglades National Park Tree Islands: Interactions of Hydrology, Vegetation, and Soils Eco Proc/Ind Sp 187 Spatial Variability and Modeling of Soil Accretion in Shark River Slough Science Objective 50: Determine Processes Controlling Soil Formation and Vegetation Community Development. (Subregion: S Everglades) Projects partially addressing this objective: Eco Models 176 Vegetation Succession Modeling Eco Proc/Ind Sp 69 Assessment of Marsh Vegetation in Response to Hydrological Restoration in Shark Slough Eco Proc/Ind Sp 70 Temporal and Spatial Patterns in Taylor Slough Vegetation Due to Hydrologic Restoration Eco Proc/Ind Sp 187 Spatial Variability and Modeling of Soil Accretion in Shark River Slough Landscape 195 Effects of Public Land Use on T&E Species Populations and Habitats in Big Cypress National Preserve Science Objective 51: Quantify and Model Dynamics of Productivity and Composition of Fish and Invertebrate Communities Across Landscapes and Within Wetland Types. (Subregion: S Everglades) Eco Proc/Ind Sp 73 Population Structure and Spatial Distribution of Aquatic Consumers Communities in Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 80 Monitoring Freshwater Fish and Invertebrate Communities Eco Proc/Ind Sp 81 Fish and Invertebrate Communities of Short Hydroperiod Wetlands in the Rocky Glades Projects partially addressing this objective: Eco Proc/Ind Sp 75 Life History Ecology and Interactions of Everglades Crayfishes in Response to Hydrological Restoration Eco Proc/Ind Sp 133 Analysis of Relationships of Everglades Fish with Hydrology Using Long-term Databases from Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 73 Population Structure and Spatial Distribution of Aquatic Consumers Communities in Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 74 Experimental Studies of Population Growth and Predator Prey Interactions of Fishes in Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 169 Life History Ecology and Interactions of Everglades Crayfishes in Response to Hydrological Restoration Eco Models 175 Estimation of Snail Kite Model Parameters WQ Treat 138 Nematoceran Community Relationships with Hydroperiod and Water Quality in Shark and Taylor Sloughs Eco Proc/Ind Sp 82 Fish Communities and Swamp Eel Populations of South Florida Canal and Stream Ecosystems as Indicators of Ecosystem Restoration Science Objective 52: Determine Factors Controlling Foraging Behavior, Reproductive Success, Survival, and Population Size of Key Species. (Subregion: S Everglades)

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Coastal 153 Determining Nursery Areas for Red Drum, Scienceaenops ocellatus, in Florida Bay Projects partially addressing this objective: Eco Proc/Ind Sp 125 Wading Birds in South Florida Coastal 59 Analysis and Synthesis of Existing Information on Higher Trophic Levels in Florida Bay Eco Proc/Ind Sp 66 Monitoring Program for the American Crocodile, Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 80 Monitoring Freshwater Fish and Invertebrate Communities Eco Proc/Ind Sp 81 Fish and Invertebrate Communities of Short Hydroperiod Wetlands in the Rocky Glades Eco Proc/Ind Sp 89 Status, Distribution, and Habitat of the American Crocodile in Florida Coastal 183 Mangrove/Fish relationships in Biscayne Bay Eco Proc/Ind Sp 83 Role of Aquatic Refuges in Wetland Complex of the Greater Everglades in Relation to Ecosystem Restoration Landscape 196 Mapping and Characterization of Aquatic Refugia in Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and Everglades National Park Coastal 180 Water Flow Through Coastal Wetlands of Biscayne National Park Science Objective 53: Model Relationships Between Changing Landscape Patterns and the Loss of Species, Communities, and Ecological Heterogeneity. (Subregion: S Everglades) Projects partially addressing this objective: Landscape 195 Effects of Public Land Use on T&E Species Populations and Habitats in Big Cypress National Preserve Eco Proc/Ind Sp 73 Population Structure and Spatial Distribution of Aquatic Consumers Communities in Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 74 Experimental Studies of Population Growth and Predator Prey Interactions of Fishes in Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 169 Life History Ecology and Interactions of Everglades Crayfishes in Response to Hydrological Restoration Eco Models 175 Estimation of Snail Kite Model Parameters Science Objective 54: Develop Information on Factors that Influence Salinity, Currents, and Exchange Rates. (Subregion: S Coast) Projects partially addressing this objective: Coastal 34 Paleoecological History of Pigeon Key, Florida Bay Coastal 181 Time Series Analysis and Statistical Modeling of Salinity, Canal Discharge, and Available Biological Data from Biscayne National Park Coastal 184 Salinity Simulation Models for North Florida Bay Coastal 180 Water Flow Through Coastal Wetlands of Biscayne National Park Science Objective 55: Determine Sources, Sinks, Quantities, Qualities, and Effects of ‘External' Inputs. (Subregion: S Coast) Projects partially addressing this objective: WQ Treat 136 Analysis of Historical Water Quality Data WQ Tribes 1 WQ Studies on Seminole Lands WQ Tribes 2 WQ Studies on Miccosukee Lands WQ Treat 96 Incorporating Advanced Water Quality Treatment Technologies into STA Design WQ Treat 100 Water Quality Evaluations Landscape 101 Investigation of Mercury Contamination in the Everglades and SF Ecosystem Coastal 119 Cooperative South Florida Estuarine Water Quality Monitoring Network Water Qual Tech 152 Stability and Bioavailability of Recently Accreted Phosphorus from Advanced Treatment Technologies

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Contam 156 Screening Level Risk Assessment To Determine Potential High Priority Contaminants and Natural Resources at Risk In Biscayne And Everglades Water Qual Tech 160 Expansion of Field-scale PSTA Research Hydro Models 162 Water Flows and Nutrient Fluxes to the SW Coast of Everglades National Park Phos Thresh 171 Various Supplemental Water Quality Projects Coastal 50 Flamingo Waste Water Study Science Objective 56: Determine Environmental Variables that Dictate Distribution and Condition of Seagrass, Mangrove, Sponge, and Coral Habitats. (Subregion: S Coast) Coastal 33 Relationship of Sedimentary Sulfur, Iron, and Phosphorus Cycling to Water Quality in Florida Bay Coastal 38 Thalassis testudinum Resilience to Sulfide Stress in Florida Bay: An Experimental and Field Approach Coastal 49 Mechanisms and Implications of Thalassia Die-Off on Florida Bay Mud Banks Coastal 53 Seagrass Disease and Mortality in Florida Bay Coastal 54 Estuarine Fish Community Structure—Patterns of Stability, Change and Succession in Relation to C-111 Coastal 56 Statistical Relationship Between Benthic Habitat and Water Quality Coastal 57 Seagrass/Light Monitoring Network for Florida Bay Coastal 55 Simulation Model of Seagrass Communities in Florida Bay Coastal 61 Development of a Landscape-scale Seagrass Model for Florida Bay Coastal 185 N and P Limitation of Primary Productivity in Florida Bay Projects partially addressing this objective: Coastal 59 Analysis and Synthesis of Existing Information on Higher Trophic Levels in Florida Bay Coastal 62 FATHCM/Salinity Predictions Eco Proc/Ind Sp 123 Hydrologic Variation & Ecological Processes in the Mangrove Forests in South Florida Eco Models 29 Mangrove Modeling of Landscape, Stand Level, and Soil-Nutrient Processes Coastal 32 Benthic Macrophyte and Invertebrate Distribution in the Mangrove Ecotone Coastal 40 Fish Recruitment, Growth and Habitat Use in Florida Bay Coastal 42 Florida Bay Fish Habitat Assessment Program (FHAP) Coastal 44 Temporal and Spatial Variation in Seagrass Associated Fish and Invertebrates in Western Florida Bay Coastal 71 Hydrologic Variation and Ecological Processes in the Mangrove Forests in South Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 76 Vegetation Dynamics of Land-Margin Ecosystems: Mangroves in the Gulf Coast of South Florida Eco Models 176 Vegetation Succession Modeling Coastal 181 Time Series Analysis and Statistical Modeling of Salinity, Canal Discharge, and Available Biological Data from Biscayne National Park Science Objective 57: Protect Natural Areas: Expand Wildlife Corridors, Flyways, and Greenways. (Subregion: S Coast) Science Objective 58: Increase Populations of Protected and Other Native Species. (Subregion: S Coast) Projects partially addressing this objective: Eco Proc/Ind Sp 146 Avian Restoration Studies Eco Proc/Ind Sp 68 Dry Down Tolerance of the Florida Apple Snail: Effects of Age and Season

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Eco Proc/Ind Sp 77 Population Ecology of the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Eco Proc/Ind Sp 85 Avian Restoration in Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 126 Analyzing Historical Data to Set Restoration Targets for Wading Bird Nesting in South Florida Eco Models 177 Influence of Hydrology and Habitat on Apple Snail Abundance Eco Proc/Ind Sp 67 Multiple Regression Analysis of Environmental Factors Influencing Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Foraging Wading Birds in the Florida Everglades Science Objective 59: Determine Impacts of Changes in Habitat and Environmental Conditions on Recruitment, Growth, and Survival. (Subregion: S Coast) Coastal 35 Diet of Red Drum and Snook in Florida Bay Coastal 36 Relationships Among Inshore Pink Shrimp in Tortugas and Sanibel Fisheries Projects partially addressing this objective: Coastal 44 Temporal and Spatial Variation in Seagrass Associated Fish and Invertebrates in Western Florida Bay Coastal 35 Diet of Red Drum and Snook in Florida Bay Coastal 36 Relationships Among Inshore Pink Shrimp in Tortugas and Sanibel Fisheries Eco Proc/Ind Sp 67 Multiple Regression Analysis of Environmental Factors Influencing Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Foraging Wading Birds in the Florida Everglades Eco Proc/Ind Sp 126 Analyzing Historical Data to Set Restoration Targets for Wading Bird Nesting in South Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 124 Potential of the Endangered American Crocodile to Provide a Quantifiable Measure of Restoration Success in the Greater Everglades/SF Ecosystem Eco Proc/Ind Sp 125 Wading Birds in South Florida Coastal 32 Benthic Macrophyte and Invertebrate Distribution in the Mangrove Ecotone Coastal 38 Thalassis testudinum Resilience to Sulfide Stress in Florida Bay: An Experimental and Field Approach Coastal 40 Fish Recruitment, Growth and Habitat Use in Florida Bay Coastal 42 Florida Bay Fish Habitat Assessment Program (FHAP) Coastal 59 Analysis and Synthesis of Existing Information on Higher Trophic Levels in Florida Bay Eco Proc/Ind Sp 66 Monitoring Program for the American Crocodile, Everglades National Park Eco Proc/Ind Sp 89 Status, Distribution, and Habitat of the American Crocodile in Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 94 Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Population Survey Support Eco Proc/Ind Sp 128 Eagle and Osprey Monitoring Coastal 183 Mangrove/Fish Relationships in Biscayne Bay Eco Proc/Ind Sp 188 Relative Distribution, Abundance, and Demographic Structure of the American Alligator in Relation to Habitat, Water Levels, and Salinities Eco Proc/Ind Sp 189 Genetic Analysis of Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow Populations Science Objective 60: Develop Water Budgets that Mutually Benefit Natural and Developed Areas. (Subregion: LEC) Science Objective 61: Conserve and Improve Quality of Runoff. (Subregion: LEC) Science Objective 62: Reduce Dry-season Recession Rate. (Subregion: LEC) Science Objective 63: Improve Hydroperiods of Overdrained Wetlands (Subregion: LEC)

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Science Objective 64: Maintain Safe, Uncontaminated Drinking Water. (Subregion: LEC) Science Objective 65: Expand Ecotone/Buffer Areas (Subregion: LEC) Projects partially addressing this objective: Soc Science 193 Water Demands, Economic Growth, and Economic Impacts of the CERP Projects Science Objective 66: Develop Control Methods. (Subregion: LEC) Subregion: LEC Science Objective 67: Protect or Restore Natural Areas. (Subregion: LEC) Science Objective 68: Expand Wildlife Corridors, Greenways, Flyways, and Mitigation Banks. (Subregion: LEC) Science Objective 69: Restore Quality of Estuarine/Coastal Waters. (Subregion: LEC) Projects partially addressing this objective: Contam 156 Screening Level Risk Assessment To Determine Potential High Priority Contaminants and Natural Resources at Risk In Biscayne And Everglades Coastal 185 N and P Limitation of Primary Productivity in Florida Bay Science Objective 70: Restore Volume, Timing, and Distribution of Freshwater Flow to Estuaries. (Subregion: LEC) Projects partially addressing this objective: Hydro Models 14 Southern Inland Coastal Systems Model Development Hydro Models 15 Flow Velocity and Water Level Transects in SICS Model Area: Model Support Hydro Models 16 Geology & Ecological History of the Buttonwood Ridge Hydro Models 17 Geochemical Determinations of Groundwater Flow in Everglades National Park Hydro Models 19 Land Characteristics from Remote Sensing Hydro Models 21 Canal and Wetland Flow/Transport Interaction Hydro Models 27 Freshwater Discharges into Northeastern Florida Bay Hydro Models 28 Vegetative Resistance to Flow in the Everglades Hydro Models 31 Effect of Wind on Surface Water Flows in the Everglades Coastal 181 Time Series Analysis and Statistical Modeling of Salinity, Canal Discharge, and Available Biological Data from Biscayne National Park Coastal 182 Plankton Indicators of Ecological Change in South Biscayne Bay Coastal 183 Mangrove/Fish Relationships in Biscayne Bay Eco Models 176 Vegetation Succession Modeling Coastal 180 Water Flow Through Coastal Wetlands of Biscayne National Park Landscape 192 Development of a Simulation Model Relating Hydrology, Topography, and Edaphic Factors to Plant Community Structure in Marshes Science Objective 71: Develop System-wide Water Budget and Future Projections Under Growth and Restoration Scenarios. (Subregion: WCA) Science Objective 72: Examine Hydropattern Variability on Various Spatial/Temporal Scales Annually and Continuously. (Subregion: WCA)

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Science Objective 73: Determine Landscape Response to Climatic Extremes, Fire, and Storms. (Subregion: WCA) Science Objective 74: Detemine Compatibility of Estuarine Inflow Requirements and Upstream Restoration Objectives. (Subregion: WCA) Science Objective 75: Determine Mechanisms Regulating Community Populations of Native Flora, Fauna. (Subregion: WCA) Eco Proc/Ind Sp 67 Multiple Regression Analysis of Environmental Factors Influencing Temporal and Spatial Patterns of Foraging Wading Birds in the Florida Everglades Eco Proc/Ind Sp 126 Analyzing Historical Data to Set Restoration Targets for Wading Bird Nesting in South Florida Science Objective 76: Relate Landscape Pattern and Function to Degree of Connectivity. (Subregion: WCA) Science Objective 77: Determine Feasibility of Restoring Predrainage Landscape. (Subregion: WCA) Science Objective 78: Determine Ecological Impacts of Nutrient Concentrations, Loadings, and Storages. (Subregion: WCA) Science Objective 79: Determine Extent and Impacts of Exotic Invasions. (Subregion: WCA) Science Objective 80: Determine Pre-drainage Fire Extent and Frequency. (Subregion: WCA) Support Development and Management of Databases, Information Transfer Systems, and Decision Support Tools that Will Facilitate Technically Sound Assessment Methods. Coastal 46 Issue of Journal “Estuaries” on Florida Bay Coastal 47 Status of Ongoing Research in Biscayne Bay: A Workshop Coastal 60 Baywatch—Nature Conservancy Eco Proc/Ind Sp 127 A Multispecies/Habitat Evaluation of Everglades Restoration Plans Eco Proc/Ind Sp 144 Information System Support Science Info 149 Development of a South Florida Ecosystem Thesaurus Science Info 150 Development of a National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Node for the South Florida Ecosystem Science Info 154 Hydrologic Data Collection & Analysis in and near Everglades National Park Science Info 158 CESI Project Information Sheets and WWW Planning Science Info 165 NPS Biological and Physical Data Management and Dissemination Science Info 186 Hydrologic Data Collection and Analysis in and near Everglades National Park Landscape 190 Habitat-based GIS Query Tools for Everglades Restoration Landscape 191 Methodologies and Tools to Support Decision Making in Everglades Restoration Soc Science 193 Water Demands, Economic Growth, and Economic Impacts of the CERP Projects Soc Science 194 Handbook for Community Involvement Landscape 195 Effects of Public Land Use on T&E Species Populations and Habitats in Big Cypress National Preserve

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SCIENCE AND THE GREATER EVERGLADES ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE CRITICAL ECOSYSTEM STUDIES INITIATIVE Program Project ID Project Title Projects partially addressing this objective: Eco Models 24 Development of an Internet-based GIS Coastal 47 Status of Ongoing Research in Biscayne Bay: A Workshop Coastal 60 Baywatch—Nature Conservancy Eco Models 106 Development of Selected Components of an Across Trophic Level System Simulation (ATLSS) for the Wetland Ecosystems of South Florida Eco Proc/Ind Sp 144 Information System Support Science Info 149 Development of a South Florida Ecosystem Thesaurus Science Info 150 Development of a National Biological Information Infrastructure (NBII) Node for the South Florida Ecosystem Science Info 154 Hydrologic Data Collection & Analysis in and near Everglades National Park Science Info 158 CESI Project Information Sheets and WWW Planning Science Info 165 NPS Biological and Physical Data Management and Dissemination Science Info 186 Hydrologic Data Collection and Analysis in and near Everglades National Park Landscape 190 Habitat-based GIS Query Tools for Everglades Restoration Landscape 191 Methodologies and Tools to Support Decision Making in Everglades Restoration Eco Models 109 Multimodeling Implementation Supporting ATLSS Science Objective 82: Restoration Science Support: Review. Eco Plan Review 172 Science Program Review: CROGEE Science Objective 83: Restoration Planning Support. Coop Studies 170 Various Coop Science and Planning Studies SOURCE: William Perry, NPS, written communication 2002.