Open-File Report 2007-1288

2007


U.S. Geological Survey Science Support Strategy for Biscayne National Park and Surrounding Areas in Southeastern Florida

Melinda A. Wolfert-Lohmann, Christian D. Langevin, Sonya A. Jones, Chris D. Reich, Georgiana L. Wingard, Ilsa B. Kuffner, and Kevin J. Cunningham



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CONTENTS
1.0 Abstract
2.0 Introduction
     2.1 Partnerships
     2.2 Acknowledgments
3.0 Description of Biscayne National Park and Surrounding Areas in Southeastern Florida
     3.1 Ecosystem
          3.1.1 History
          3.1.2 Function
     3.2 Hydrology
          3.2.1 Surface Water
          3.2.2 Ground Water
          3.2.3 Water Quality
     3.3 Socioeconomic Conditions
4.0 U.S. Geological Survey Research Issues and Needs
     4.1 Ecosystem Stresses
     4.2 Water Deliveries
     4.3 Contaminants
     4.4 Database and Geographic Information System Issues
5.0 Current or Recently Completed Studies in and around Biscayne National Park
6.0 Potential U.S. Geological Survey Research Projects in and around Biscayne National Park
      6.1 Ecosystem Stresses
      6.2 Water Deliveries
      6.3 Contaminants
      6.4 Database and Geographic Information System Issues
7.0 References Cited

Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey conducts a wide range of research in and around the Biscayne National Park region of southern Florida. This research encompasses the biologic, ecologic, meteorologic, geologic, and hydrologic components of the system, including water-quality analyses, ground-water modeling, hydrogeologic-data collection, ecologic-habitat evaluations, wetlands characterizations, biogeochemistry of ecosystems, and paleo-ecologic analyses. Relevant information is provided herein for researchers and managers interested in the Biscayne Bay area and about current U.S. Geological Survey efforts that address important resource protection and management issues. Specifically, managers and scientists are provided with information on current and recently completed U.S. Geological Survey projects and a sample listing of potential U.S. Geological Survey research projects addressing relevant issues that face the study area.
  


Suggested Citation:

Wolfert-Lohmann, M.A., Langevin, C.D., Jones, S.A., and others, 2008, U.S. Geological Survey Science Support Strategy for Biscayne National Park and Surrounding Areas in Southeastern Florida: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1288, 47 p.

For additional information, contact:

U.S. Geological Survey
Florida Integrated Science Center
3110 SW 9th Avenue
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33315
954-377-5900

mlohmann@usgs.gov   (Melinda Wolfert-Lohmann)



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