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Vegetation Community Changes in Response to Hydrology at the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge

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2015
Abstract/Description:
A spatial analysis of vegetation community changes over time at the Arthur R. Marshall National Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge will be conducted in order to identify relationships with variations in water level and water quality. The analysis will use existing current and historical data in the refuge, including water gages, vegetation surveys, fire burn data, Lidar based digital elevation data and aerial photography acquired from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Everglades Depth Estimation Network EDEN, South Florida Water Management District and other sources. Understanding how vegetation boundaries and dominant species shift over time in response to water level changes and other hydrological factors will allow the National Wildlife Refuge, and other scientists, to create more responsive conservation and maintenance plans for the wetland refuge.
Title: Vegetation Community Changes in Response to Hydrology at the A.R.M. Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
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Name(s): Kepley, Janna Ellis
Hindle, Tobin
Graduate College
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Poster
Date Created: 2015
Date Issued: 2015
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 1 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: A spatial analysis of vegetation community changes over time at the Arthur R. Marshall National Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge will be conducted in order to identify relationships with variations in water level and water quality. The analysis will use existing current and historical data in the refuge, including water gages, vegetation surveys, fire burn data, Lidar based digital elevation data and aerial photography acquired from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Everglades Depth Estimation Network EDEN, South Florida Water Management District and other sources. Understanding how vegetation boundaries and dominant species shift over time in response to water level changes and other hydrological factors will allow the National Wildlife Refuge, and other scientists, to create more responsive conservation and maintenance plans for the wetland refuge.
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