Tuesday, April 02, 2024

  • Rhizophora mangle (red mangrove) seedling success in different habitats in Mosquito Lagoon, Florida, USA

    Bio 415: BIO 415 and Virtual

    Mangroves provide many ecosystem services in coastal environments around the world. These include water quality improvement, creating habitats for terrestrial and aquatic species, and stabilizing shorelines. In central Florida, the red mangrove Rhizophora mangle is a common species in coastal wetlands, and recently the number of individuals successfully recruiting to intertidal oyster reefs has greatly increased, possibly because biogeochemical hot …

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  • Multi-Scale Assessment of Oceanic Sargassum Habitat for the Sea Turtle ‘Lost Years’


    Floating marine structures, like the brown macro algae Sargassum, provide essential habitat and support a variety of life history for many marine organisms. However, the fragmentation and persistence of these floating habitats are poorly understood. Extending landscape ecology to seascapes requires new methodologies. I examine Sargassum in a seascape ecology context, exploring 1) structural descriptions of the Sargassum patch seascape, …

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