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Main Title Ecosystems analysis of the Big Cypress Swamp and estuaries /
Author Carter, M. R. ; Burns, L. A. ; Cavinder, T. R. ; Dugger, K. R. ; Fore., P. L.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Carter, Michael R.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher Environmental Protection Agency ; Distributed by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA 904/9-74-002; DI-SFEP-74-51
Stock Number PB-233 070
OCLC Number 06618245
Subjects Swamp ecology--Florida--Big Cypress Swamp. ; Estuarine ecology--Florida--Big Cypress Swamp. ; Big Cypress Swamp (Fla.) ; Ecologia Marinha.
Additional Subjects Big Cypress Swamp ; Ecology ; Geomorphology ; Swamps ; Estuaries ; Primary biological productivity ; Florida ; Drainage ; Climatology ; Recommendations ; Hydrology ; Sediment transport ; Detritus ; Fisheries ; Aquatic biology ; Water chemistry ; Ecosystems ; Wetlands
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 904-9-74-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/23/2011
EJBD  EPA 904/9-74-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 09/30/2013
EKCD  EPA 904/9-74-002 CEMM/GEMMD Library/Gulf Breeze,FL 12/12/2018
ELBD RPS EPA 904-9-74-002 repository copy AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/17/2014
NTIS  PB-233 070 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation approximately 400 pages in various pagings : diagrams, graphs, maps ; 28 cm.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) conducted a two year study to obtain necessary biological and hydrological information for objective planning of wise use of south Florida's land, water, wildlife and fisheries resources. Field investigations during 1971-1972 intensively examined the details of biotic community interactions with hydrologic conditions of disturbed and relatively unaffected regions of the Big Cypress Swamp and contiguous tidal wetlands and estuaries. Process studies and experimental manipulation models were formulated for the various components of the ecosystem. Study results demonstrate the total dependence of the South Florida ecosystem on the hydroperiod. Canal drainage of upland wetlands which include cypress swamps and wet-prairies effected a 10 fold decrease in primary productivity. Drainage also effected a thinning of the forest canopy and induced a reduction in the rate of forest litter decomposition resulting in a buildup of litter as increased fuel sources for destructive wildfires.
Cover title. "PB-233 070." Includes bibliographical references.