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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 Article
National Rivers and Streams Assessment

Archived Articles

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

January 2018
CREMP Program 

October 2017
Threats Assessments on the Peace and Withlacoochee River Watersheds

July 2017
Assessing Differences in Insect Diversity between Pastures, Restored Sites and Flatwoods

 April 2017
Tampa Bay Critical Coastal Assessment
Measuring the Rate of Mangrove Encroachment into Tampa Bay

January 2017
Fish and Wildlife Health Outreach Efforts
On-Site Testing For Red Tide Alge

October 2016
Studies of Turtle Grass Reproductive Success in Tampa Bay
Monitoring Isolated Wetlands in Support of Flatwoods Salamander Habitat Restoration
Coral Disease Outbreak

July 2016
A Tale of Two Teams: Coordinated Harmful Algal Bloom and Fish Kill Event Response
Using the Concept of Leaf Area Index in Monitoring Vegetation

April 2016
Burn, Baby, Burn
HAB Research and Sampling

January 2016
HAB Researchers Continue to Track Red Tides in Florida

September 2015
Assessing Vegetation at Blue Spring State Park
Bottom-Up Conservation – Can Groundcover Restoration Benefit the Florida Panther?