CESI Assessment Project 08-4


Everglades Fellowship Program at Florida Atlantic University
Dale Gawlik

Burn History Map of the Big Cypress National Preserve
Wildfire and Prescribed Burns in the Big Cypress Spanning 1980-1999.

Image Courtesy Justin Dee & Erin Wood


Since 2002, the CESI Program has supported the implementation of several university fellowship programs. These programs are designed to train students in Everglades science, while at the same time supporting short projects to address specific research needs or synthesize existing Everglades science.

The fellowship funded through this CESI project supported the work of two masters students, two doctoral students, and two postdoctoral associates from Florida Atlantic University. Project funds also helped support six additional undergraduate and graduate internships. The resulting investigations span a wide diversity of academic disciplines and examine a broad range of topics of importance to understanding the Everglades landscape.



Funded Fellowships

Evaluation of Bald Eagle Population Dynamics and Foraging Ecology: Current and Historical Trends in Florida Bay and the Southern Estuaries of Everglades National Park
Matthew Hanson
Final Report Coming Soon

Multi-Scale Characterization of Dissolution Structures and Porosity Distribution in the Upper Part of the Biscayne Aquifer Using Non-Invasive Electromagnetic Methods
Gregory J. Mount
Final Report Coming Soon

Everglades Restoration and Climate Change Effects on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation at the Florida Bay Transition Zones in Support of Landscape/Ecosystem Models
Theresa M. Strazisar
Final Report Coming Soon

Hydrochory Analysis in the Greater Everglades Ridge and Slough Ecosystem: Decompartmentalization and Sheet Flow Enhancement's Potential to Restore Ecological Connectivity and Species Composition
Dean Monette
Final Report Coming Soon

Seasonal Flushing of Oil and Grease from Urban Runoff to the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserve
Inna Stafeychuk
Final Report Coming Soon

Develop a Fine Resolution DEM to Support Hydrological Modeling and Ecological Study in the Everglades
Zhixiao Zie
Final Report Coming Soon


Funded Undergraduate and Graduate Internships

Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Biogenic Gases in Shallow Peat Soils Using Dielectric Permittivity Measurements: A Comparative Study Between Subtropical and Northern Peatlands at the Laboratory Scale
Anastasia Cabolova
Final Report Coming Soon

The Effect of Hydrology, Fire Regime, and Exotic Invasion on the Post-burn Successional Trajectory of Plant Communities in the Big Cypress National Preserve
Justing Dee & Erin Wood, 2009
(PDF, 780 KB)

Differing Abilities to Potentiate Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Symbiosis are Implicated in the Phosphorus-influenced Distribution of Sawgrass and Cattail in the Florida Everglades
Li Lin, James Webb & Xing-Hai Zhang, 2010
(PDF, 650 KB)

Effects of Ocean Acidification and Thermal Stress on Tropical Macroalgae and Seagrass
Joshua L. Filina
(PDF, 300 KB)

An Assessment of the Threat Posed to the Everglades National Park Ecosystem by Potentially Invasive Tegu Lizards
Joseph Ryan Steele
(PDF, 200 KB)

Compilation of a Spatiotemporal Biogeochemical Database of Mercury and Methyl-mercury in the Freshwater Florida Everglades
Shannon O'Brien
Final Report Coming Soon



Contact the CESI Coordinator directly with questions about this study.


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Last updated: October 3, 2018

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