2006 Progress Report: Center for Science and Policy Applications for Coastal Environments (SPACE)

EPA Grant Number: X832302
Center: Center for Science and Policy Applications for Coastal Environments (C–SPACE)
Center Director: D'Elia, Christopher F
Title: Center for Science and Policy Applications for Coastal Environments (SPACE)
Investigators: D'Elia, Christopher F , Gore, James
Institution: University of South Florida
EPA Project Officer: Packard, Benjamin H
Project Period: September 1, 2005 through August 31, 2009
Project Period Covered by this Report: September 1, 2005 through August 31, 2006
Project Amount: $727,000
RFA: Targeted Research Center (2004) Recipients Lists
Research Category: Hazardous Waste/Remediation , Targeted Research


This funding supports an interdisciplinary center for the study, protection, and amelioration of the coastal environment. The Center aims to enhance understanding of ways that human activity in rapidly developing coastal areas affects ecological systems and of human institutions and practices for managing such effects. The Center focuses primarily on subjects and issues relating to the use and protection of natural waters in the coastal zone of Florida. The main thrusts of the project concern: (1) the use, supply, and quality of freshwater; (2) the fate, effects, assessment, and remediation of water-borne pollutants; (3) water quality and quantity driven changes in inland and coastal ecosystems; and (4) management and policy of coastal freshwater and marine ecosystems.

Progress Summary:

Ten individual projects within four component core theme areas are supported by the initial award that covers the first year of Center for Science and Policy Applications for Coastal Environments (C-SPACE). These projects have been planned for completion in a 2-year period (September 2005 through August 2007). Much of the initial laboratory-based work was dependent on the acquisition of new equipment (cf. project 7, X832302C007) and the completion of a new facility we are sharing with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), which has just come on line. Despite the delays encountered, ample progress has been made on all projects, and we are on schedule to complete all work in a timely fashion. Findings to date are summarized in the 2006 Annual Reports for X832302C001–X832302C010 on a project-by-project basis.

Journal Articles: 7 Displayed | Download in RIS Format

Other center views: All 79 publications 8 publications in selected types All 7 journal articles
Type Citation Sub Project Document Sources
Journal Article DeVor R, Carvalho-Knighton K, Aitken B, Maloney P, Holland E, Talalaj L, Fidler R, Elsheimer S, Clausen CA, Geiger CL. Dechlorination comparison of mono-substituted PCBs with Mg/Pd in different solvent systems. Chemosphere 2008;73(6):896-900. X832302 (2008)
  • Full-text: Science Direct HTML
  • Abstract: Science Direct
  • Other: Science Direct PDF
  • Journal Article Dixon B, Earls J. Examining spatio-temporal relationships of landuse change, population growth, and water quality in the SWFWMD. Interdisciplinary Environmental Review 2007;9(1):71-93. X832302 (2008)
  • Abstract: Journal Issue Table of Contents
  • Other: Prepublication paper
  • Journal Article Earls J, Dixon B. A comparison of SWAT model-predicted potential evapotranspiration using real and modeled meteorological data. Vadose Zone Journal 2008;7(2):570-580. X832302 (2008)
  • Full-text: Vadose Zone Journal
  • Abstract: Vadose Zone Journal
  • Other: Vadose Zone Journal
  • Journal Article Johns RA. The potential of geographic analysis in solving environmental dilemmas. Interdisciplinary Environmental Review 2005;7(2):13-33. X832302 (2008)
  • Other: Journal Issue Table of Contents
  • Journal Article Pomeroy LR, D’Elia CF, Schaffner LC. Limits to top-down control of phytoplankton by oysters in Chesapeake Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2006;325:301-309. X832302 (2006)
    X832302 (2008)
  • Abstract: MEPS
  • Other: Marine Ecology Progress Series
  • Journal Article Whitmore TJ, Brenner M, Kolasa KV, Kenney WF, Riedinger-Whitmore MA, Curtis JH, Smoak JM. Inadvertent alkalization of a Florida lake caused by increased ionic and nutrient loading to its watershed. Journal of Paleolimnology 2006;36(4):353-370. X832302 (2008)
  • Full-text: University of South Florida PDF
  • Abstract: Springer
  • Journal Article Whitmore TJ, Riedinger-Whitmore MA, Smoak JM, Kolasa KV, Goddard EA, Bindler R. Arsenic contamination of lake sediments in Florida: evidence of herbicide mobility from watershed soils. Journal of Paleolimnology 2008;40(3):869-884. X832302 (2008)
  • Abstract: Springer
  • Other: Journal of Paleolimnology
  • Supplemental Keywords:

    water, watersheds, groundwater, land, soil, marine, estuary, chemicals, toxics, PCB, heavy metals, ecosystem, restoration, terrestrial, aquatic, habitat, innovative technology, remediation, restoration, public policy, decision making, modeling, monitoring, analytical, remote sensing; Florida, FL, EPA Region 4; social science, Florida (FL), Phosphate rock mining (SIC 1475), water, orthophosphate, total phosphorus, Tampa Bay, Bishops Harbor, Cockroach Bay, sediment, pore water,, RFA, Scientific Discipline, Water, Water & Watershed, Environmental Monitoring, Ecology and Ecosystems, Watersheds, coastal watershed, hazardous waste, remediation, aquatic ecosystems, GIS, water quality, coastal ecosystems

    Relevant Websites:

    http://www.stpt.usf.edu/cspace/cspace.asp Exit

    Progress and Final Reports:

    Original Abstract
  • 2007
  • 2008 Progress Report
  • Final
  • Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    X832302C001 Past and Present Water Quality in Florida Coastal Waters
    X832302C002 Cyanobacteria Proliferation and Eutrophication in Florida Lakes
    X832302C003 Reactive Metal Particle Emulsions for Removal of PCBs
    X832302C004 The Social and Environmental Dimensions of Xeriscaping: A Pathway for Ameliorating Coastal Environments
    X832302C005 An Historical Perspective on the Economic and Environmental Impacts of the Phosphate Industry on the Tampa Bay Region
    X832302C006 Interfacing SWAT and PHABSIM: A Potential GIS-based Water Resource Management Tool
    X832302C007 Acquisition of Counters for Gamma-Emitting Radioisotopes
    X832302C008 Guided Surface Vehicles
    X832302C009 Science Journalism
    X832302C010 Administration and Outreach