CESI Monitoring Project 03-8


Fish and Invertebrate Communities from Surface and Ground Water
in the Rocky Glades
Tom Armentano, Sue Perry & Cristina Bruno

Two Crayfish in the Water

Crustaceans are found ubiquitously throughout the freshwater marshes of the Everglades. Due to their relatively short life spans, high rates of reproduction, and sensitivity to changes in hydrology, these populations can serve as indicators of ecosystem health, particularly in response to short-term perturbations.

This CESI-funded investigation builds upon work accomplished under CESI Monitoring Project 99-1. This final phase of study aimed to better assess the composition of invertebrate communities, detail their interaction between surface and groundwater environments, and select indicator species that might be used to assess ongoing restoration efforts.




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Final Report
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Bruno M.C., Loftus W.F., Reid J.W. and Perry S.A. (2001). Diapause in copepods (Crustacea) from ephemeral habitats with different hydroperiods in Everglades National Park (Florida, USA). In: Lopez, R.M., Reid J.W., and C.E.F. Rocha (eds.). Copepoda: Developments in ecology, biology and systematics. Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Copepods, Curitiba, Brasil, 24-31 August 1999. Developments in Hydrobiology 453/454: 295-308.

Bruno M. C., Cunningham K. J. and Perry S. A. (2003). Copepod communities from surface and ground waters in the southern Everglades. Southeastern Naturalist, 2(4): 523-546.

Bruno M. C., J. W. Reid and S. A. Perry. (2003) Checklist and identification key for free-living copepod crustaceans in freshwater habitats of Everglades National Park and adjacent areas, Florida, U.S.A., with notes on their ecology. Florida Scientist, 66(1): 23-42.

Bruno M. C., J. W. Reid, and S. A. Perry. (2002). New records of harpacticoid copepods from Everglades National Park (Florida, U.S.A.): description of Nitokra evergladensis, new species (Ameiridae), supplementary description of Attheyella americana, and redescription of Bryocamptus newyorkensis (Canthocamptidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 22(4): 834-854.

Bruno M. C, G. Sagnotti and Sue A. Perry. (2002). Planktonic copepods from marshes of different hydroperiods in Everglades National Park (Florida, U.S.A). Hydrobiologia, 485(1-3): 1-18.



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