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Since its inception in 1978, the South Florida Natural Resources Center has collected research, inventory, and monitoring data on various aspects of the Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks ecosystems. Data have been collected on both physical parameters, particularly aspects of the hydrology of the Everglades system, and biological and ecological parameters, including endemic species, threatened and endangered species, and invasive exotic species. Recognizing the benefit of long-term ecological research and the related need for long-term data preservation, the Center began developing relational databases for each collection effort, including the goal of maintaining all pertinent meta-data required for appropriate analysis and interpretation of the data. One of the goals of the Center is to provide ease of access to these data so that our partners in Everglades restoration efforts and the scientific community, in south Florida and beyond, can make use of the information. Toward this end, 11 databases are currently available through the SFNRC website. Additional databases will be added in the future.

The largest database presented here is the physical database which contains information on water depths, temperature, salinity, rainfall, and flow rates within Everglades National Park. This database also includes hydrologic data collected at sites nearby ENP by state and federal agency partners, including the US Geological Survey and the South Florida Water Management District. Also presented here are several biological databases addressing marine fisheries, fresh water fish and invertebrates, wading birds, the American alligator, the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow, and a variety of vegetation studies. To learn more about each database, or to extract data, simply click on the database name. One or more data extraction query forms are available for each database.

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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