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Impacts of Nutrients on Reefs in the Florida Keys

EPA Grant Number: R828020C005
Subproject: this is subproject number 005 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R828020
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (NCORE)
Center Director: McManus, John W.
Title: Impacts of Nutrients on Reefs in the Florida Keys
Investigators: Swart, Peter K.
Institution: University of Miami
EPA Project Officer: Sergeant, Anne
Project Period: December 15, 1999 through December 14, 2003
RFA: National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (1999)
Research Category: Congressionally Mandated Center , Targeted Research

Description:

Objective:

The project undertaken by the stable isotope laboratory is designed to evaluate the sources of nitrogen to the coastal reefs of South Florida using the stable isotopes of nitrogen (15N and 14N) as a tracer. In order to accomplish this task analyses were performed on the following components from the Florida offshore ecosystem off Key Largo i) algal samples, ii) samples of fish, iii) samples of particulate organic material, and iv) sample of inorganic nitrogen in the water column.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 2 publications for this subprojectView all 9 publications for this center

Supplemental Keywords:

Coral Reefs, Estuarine Research, coastal ecosystem, aquatic ecosystem, watersheds, nutrient flux, Florida Keys, marine environment, nitrogen., RFA, Scientific Discipline, Geographic Area, Water, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, estuarine research, Nutrients, Ecology, Aquatic Ecosystems & Estuarine Research, Water & Watershed, State, Aquatic Ecosystem, algal blooms, Ecological Risk Assessment, Ecology and Ecosystems, Watersheds, marine ecosystem, nutrient supply, wetlands, coastal ecosystem, nutrient transport, bloom dynamics, coastal resources, coastal watershed, coral reefs, estuaries, nutrient sensitive ecosystems, nutrient concentrations, estuarine integrity, Florida Keys, marine biology, watershed sustainablity, nutrient flux, algal growth, coastal environments, esturarine eutrophication, nutrient stress, aquatic ecosystems, coral reef ecosystem integrity, environmental indicators, environmental stress, water quality, coastal ecosystems, nutrient cycling, watershed sustainablility, coral reef communities, ecological indicators, Florida, ecosystem stress, watershed assessment, particulate organic matter, ecological research, watershed restoration, FLA

Progress and Final Reports:
2001 Progress Report


Main Center Abstract and Reports:
R828020    National Center for Caribbean Coral Reef Research (NCORE)

Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
R828020C002 Nutrient Cycling and Algal Productivity in the Florida Keys
R828020C003 Top-Down Trophodynamics
R828020C004 Physical Oceanographic Studies
R828020C005 Impacts of Nutrients on Reefs in the Florida Keys

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