CESI Research Project 02-8


Science Fellowships in Everglades Restoration Ecology
Steven Humphrey

Mapped subpopulations of the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
The critically endangered Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow persists across a handful of know subpopulations in south Florida.

Image Courtesy Doug Donalson


This fellowship program was the first of its kind funded by the CESI Program. Though it was hosted at the University of Florida, the fellowships were designed to invite collaborations with other higher educational institutions. The fellowship programs are designed to train students in Everglades science, while at the same time supporting short-term projects to address specific research needs or synthesize existing Everglades science.

The fellowship funded through this CESI project supported the work of three graduate students and three postdoctoral associates from Florida International University. In collaboration with staff at Everglades National Park, the investigations examined a broad range of topics to better understand the relationship between hydrology and the ecology of important Everglades species, the influence of water flow and soil accretion on the formation of the ridge and slough landscape and the impacts of water quality on Everglades habitats





Funded Fellowships

Long-term (1985-2005) Spatial and Temporal Patterns of American Alligator Nesting in Everglades National Park (Principal Investigator: Frank Mazzotti, University of Florida)

The Hydrologic Impact Evaluator: A Model of the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow (Principal Investigator: Don DeAngelis, University of Miami)

Hydrodynamic and Water Quality Modeling of the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge (Principal Investigator: Ehab A. Meselhe, University of Louisiana at Lafayette)

Sheet-flow Characteristics in Degraded and Well-preserved Ridge and Slough Landscapes: Field Measurement and Computer Modeling (Principal Investigator: Michael Sukop, Florida International University and David Ho, Columbia University)

Factors Controlling Surface Water Flow in a Low-gradient Subtropical Wetland (Principal Investigator: Guoquing He, Zhejiang University, Zhejiang, China)

Predicting Foraging Wading Bird Populations in Everglades National Park from Seasonal Hydrologic Statistics under Different Management Scenario (Principal Investigator: Hyun-Han Kwon, Chonbuk National University, South Korea)

Estimating Missing Rainfalls in South Florida using Neural Networks-based Classifications (Principal Investigator: Tae-Woong Kim, Hanyang University, South Korea )



Contact the principal investigator directly with questions about this study.


Humphrey, Ugarte, Donalson, Fellowship, Alligator, Nesting, Hydrology, Everglades, National Park, Restoration, Modeling, Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow, CESI, Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative

Last updated: October 3, 2018

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