Foundation Science

The Floridian Flamingo

Monday, May 20, 2019

YOU’VE SEEN THEM EVERYWHERE ADORNING FLOWER BEDS AND POOLS, GRACING NEON SIGNS AND GLASSES, PEEKING OUT FROM DRESSES AND SHIRTS THE ICON OF THE TROPICS BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT The mere mention of this wading bird conjures up images of white sand beaches and aqua blue water. While flamingo depictions have never strayed far from … Read More

The Science Behind Florida Bay’s Yellow Fog

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Last month, the Miami Herald detailed a “yellow fog” spotted in Florida Bay suggesting the bay is on the verge of another massive sea grass die-off and extended algae bloom — similar to what many recall occurring in the late 1980s and early 1990s. The trigger of the catastrophic event then and now is the same, … Read More

World’s Top Ecologists Gather to Address Changing Ecosystems

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

This month, the famously flat, sprawling River of Grass met the towering peaks of the Colorado Rockies. Over four days in September, Everglades Foundation Wetland Ecologist Dr. Stephen Davis and other top scientists gathered at Rocky Mountain National Park to discuss long-term trends in the health of diverse ecosystems such as forest, grasslands, deserts and wetlands … Read More

CEPP: The Heart of Everglades Restoration

Thursday, July 30, 2015

The July/August 2015 issue of The Environmental Forum features three of our science staff highlighting the importance of critical projects like CEPP to Everglades restoration. Initiated in 2011 under an expedited timeline, state and federal agencies developed the Central Everglades Planning Project (CEPP) focused on the core Everglades—the heart of the ecosystem that has been most impacted by … Read More

Got Trout? Spotted seatrout vanishing from Florida Bay

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

One of the most sought-after sport fish throughout Florida, the spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) is the second most commonly caught fish in Florida Bay, comprising a significant portion of the coastal Everglades recreational fishing industry worth $880 million annually. Yet, over the last few months, reports from fishing guides and a study by the National … Read More