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Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration

Florida’s diverse fish and wildlife species face threats every day. Biologists with the Ecosystem Assessment and Restoration section track many of these threats. Researchers monitor harmful algal blooms, including Florida red tide, that can cause human health and economic problems, and monitor and investigate fish and wildlife diseases and die-offs. Section researchers also evaluate the status of habitats, providing data that aid in preservation, management and restoration decision-making.

Current Articles
The Hidden Promiscuity of Shoalgrass: Observations of Sexual Reproduction In Tampa Bay
Identifying Mangrove-Coral Habitats in the Florida Keys 

Archived Articles
April 2020
Monitoring and Assessment of Eastern Oyster Growth on Created Oyster Reefs in Tampa Bay

January 2020
Evaluating Eelgrass for Restoration at Lake Apopka

October 2019
30,000 Fish Kill Reports is a Big Deal

July 2019
Assessing Insect Communities and Plant-Pollinator Networks in Fire-Maintained Sandhills

April 2019
Employing New Technology to Indirectly Monitor Karenia Brevis

January 2019
Coral Rescue Update

October 2018
National Rivers and Streams Assessment

July 2018
Bivalves To the Rescue: Can Bivalve Grazing Outpace HAB Growth?

April 2018
Assessing the Impacts of Hurricane Irma
A Light in the Fog: Shipboard Genetic Quantification of the Red Tide Alga Karenia brevis