CESI Research Project 02-9


The Southern Everglades Integrated Monitoring
and Science Work Plan
Daniel Childers, Sharon Ewe, Tim Grahl, Damon N. Rondeau

The Waters of Taylor Slough
The Waters of Taylor Slough Feed Both Freshwater and Estuarine Ecosystems in the Southern Everglades

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Taylor Slough is a major artery of overland water flow in the southeastern Everglades. Historically, seasonal rains pulsing south along this corridor would feed the freshwater marshes, mangrove forests, and estuarine communities immediately downstream. Current restoration efforts endeavor to return greater flows of freshwater into the southern reaches of the Everglades.

This CESI-funded research and monitoring program helps assess how the increased movement of fresh water, nutrients, and organic matter will affect the freshwater and mangrove wetlands of the southern Everglades. The study not only examined water quality along Taylor Slough, but also sought to identify how the ecosystem responded in structure and function to management strategies.




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Final Report
(PDF, 680 KB)



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Childers, Ewe, Grahl, Rondeau, Water Quality, Monitoring, Taylor Slough, Dynamics, CESI, Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative, Everglades

Last updated: October 3, 2018

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