Conducting and communicating necessary research are key to ensuring we have the information needed to properly manage beaches and coastal areas. These are some projects that are helping to fill needed data gaps.


State Wildlife Grant Funded Projects

Corals and Hardbottom

Assessment of Coral Stressors on St. Lucie Reef: Florida's Northernmost Coral Reef Adobe PDF

Historical and Modern Patterns of Invertebrate Diversity on Florida Coral Reefs Adobe PDF

Enhancing Herbivory to Restore the Health and Resiliency of FL's Coral Reef Ecosystem Adobe PDF

Characterizing Coral Reefs in SE Florida Through High-Resolution Bathymetry Adobe PDF

Mapping and Characterizing Coral Cover of Patch Reefs in the Florida Keys Adobe PDF

Determining Coral Reef Impacts Associated With Boat Anchoring and User Activity Adobe PDF

Development of a Comprehensive Coral Reef Ichthyofauna Research Plan Adobe PDF

Community Structure in the Nearshore Hard-Bottom Habitat of the Florida Keys Adobe PDF

Coral Restoration in the FL Keys Using Colonies Derived From Aquacultured Fragments Adobe PDF


Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Is There a Complete Loss of Genetic Diversity for Populations of Seagrass at Species Margin? Adobe PDF

Developing Statistical Tools to Strengthen Florida Seagrass Monitoring Programs Adobe PDF

Faunal Communities of the Big Bend Seagrass Meadows Adobe PDF

Nekton Assemblages of Seagrasses at Dry Tortugas National Park Adobe PDF

Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms on Wildlife Communities of Submerged Aquatic Veg Adobe PDF

Management of Vessel-Related Sea Grass Scars in St. Andrews Bay Adobe PDF

Evaluation of a Technique to Restore Severe Boat Damage in Florida Seagrass Habitats Adobe PDF

Effects of Seagrass Bed Architecture, Location and Water Quality on Fish in Tampa Bay Adobe PDF



Fish Assemblages in Tidal and Non-Tidal Freshwater Tributaries of Indian River Lagoon Adobe PDF

Fish Assemblages of the Lower Apalachicola River Basin Adobe PDF



Importance of Horseshoe Crab Eggs to Migrating Red Knots and Sanderlings on FL Beaches Adobe PDF

Effects of Hurricanes and Human Threats for Five Avian Species in the Florida Keys Adobe PDF

The Potential Role of Harmful Algal Bloom Toxins in Bird Mortalities Adobe PDF

Monitoring Peregrine Falcons and Other Migratory Raptors at Curry Hammock State Park Adobe PDF

The Effects of Human Induced Habitat Modification on Shorebirds and Seabirds in Florida Adobe PDF


Human Impacts

Detect Invasive Plants in Coastal Areas Using Image Retrieval and Remote Sensed Data Adobe PDF

Pathway Risk Analysis for Non-Indigenous Marine and Estuarine Species in the Pet Trade Adobe PDF

Assessment of Nourishment Impacts to Beach Habitat Indicator Species Adobe PDF

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