CESI Assessment Project 04-1


Rapid Assessment of Restoration Performance Measures at Multiple Scales in the Greater Everglades Using Near Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS)
Matthew Cohen, Sabine Grunwald, Mark Clark & K. Ramesh Reddy

Map of Original Everglades Soil Mapping Sites
Map of Original Everglades Soil Mapping Sites

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As the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan moves forward, projects will need to be evaluated for their effectiveness. Peformance measures will be useful in providing a touchstone against which to guage success, or serve as catalysts for potential adaptive management strategies.

This CESI-funded investigation examines the potential use of soils as a metric of recovery. Specifically, this study details the feasibility of using high-resolution diffuse reflectance spectroscopy (DRS) as a technique for the ecosystem monitoring of soils from the Greater Everglades.



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Everglades, Restoration, Greater Everglades, Soils, Near Infrared, Reflectance, Spectroscopy, Soil, CESI, Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative, Cohen, Grunwald, Clark, Reddy

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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