Foundation Science


Wednesday, June 26, 2019

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT WHAT’S TALLER THAN A GIRAFFE, WEIGHS UP TO 200 POUNDS, & CAN SWALLOW DEER IN A SINGLE GULP? YOU GUESSED IT, THE NOTORIOUS INVADERS OF SOUTH FLORIDA… Nary a cocktail party passes when a stranger, learning of my job, doesn’t ask about pythons. These giant snakes have captured our horror and … Read More


Monday, June 3, 2019

Foundation scientists Drs. Yogesh Kahre and Rajendra Paudel take a break between talks at the Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration conference to catch up with a colleague.   The Everglades Foundation’s science team attended this year’s Greater Everglades Ecosystem Research (GEER) conference in Coral Springs, FL from April 23-25, 2019. The GEER conference is a biennial … Read More


Monday, May 20, 2019

BY DR. RUSCENA WIEDERHOLT 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… The mere mention of this wading bird conjures up images of white sand beaches and aquablue water. While amingo depictions have neverstrayed far from Florida, the history of the … 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