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South Florida Terrestrial Ecosystems Lab
Southeast Environmental Research Center
 

Reports

Re-sampling of vegetation survey sites within Cape Sable seaside sparrow habitat. Sah, J. P., Ross, M. S., Snyder, J. R., Stoffella, S., Jirout, A., Vidales, R. and Blanco, J. 2016. Report submitted to South Florida Natural Resources Center, Everglades & Dry Tortugas National Parks. Homestead, FL. CA # H5000-06-0104.   Feb 2017. pp 40.

Ecosystem dynamics in the White Zone: history, drivers, and restoration implications. Ross, M. S., Meeder, J., Wachnicka, A., Scinto, L., Sah, J. P., Stoffella, Sl. Ogurcak, D., Vidales, R. and Charles, S. 2016. Annual Report submitted to South Florida Natural Resources Center, Everglades & Dry Tortugas National Parks. Homestead, FL. CA # H5000-10-5040.  Jan 2017. pp 50.

Status of Vegetation structure and composition within the habitat of Cape Sable seaside sparrow Subpopulation D. Sah, J. P., Jirout, A., Stoffella, S., Ross, M. S. 2016. Annual Report submitted to South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), West Palm Beach, FL.   Sept 30, 2016. pp 27.

Re-sampling of vegetation survey sites within Cape Sable seaside sparrow habitat. Sah, J. P., Ross, M. S., Snyder, J. R., Stoffella, S., Blanco, J. and Freixa, J. 2015. Report submitted to South Florida Natural Resources Center, Everglades & Dry Tortugas National Parks. Homestead, FL. Cooperative Agreement # H5000-06-0104.   April 2016. pp 53.

Everglades Ridge, Slough, and Tree Island Mosaics. Ross, M. S., Heffernan, J. B., Sah, J. P., Ruiz, P. L., Spitzig, A. A., Isherwood, E. and Blanco, J. 2016. Year 5 Report (2010-2015): Submitted to US Army Engineer Research and Development Center. CA #: W912HZ-10-2-0030. Modification # P00004.   Feb 2016. 98 pp.

Evaluation of WDAT vs EDEN Water Surface Elevation data for studying vegetation: hydrology relationship in the southern Everglades.Sah. J. P., Ross, M. S., Blanco, J., and Freixa, J. 2015. Report submitted to US Army Corps of Engineers. (CA # W912HZ-14-2-0022-P00001 & & W912HZ-14-2-0023-P00001).   August 2015. Pp 31.

Everglades Ridge, Slough, and Tree Island Mosaics.. Ross, M. S., Heffernan, J. B., Sah, J. P., Ruiz, P. L., Spitzig, A. A., Isherwood, E. and Blanco, J. 2015. Year 4 Report (2010-2014): Submitted to US Army Engineer Research and Development Center. CA #: W912HZ-09-2-0018.   July 2015. 89 pp.

Landscape Pattern: Marl Prairie/Slough: Decadal Vegetation Change in Shark River Slough and adjacent Marl Prairies. Report – 2014 (2005-2014). Sah, J. P., Ross, M. S. and Ruiz, P. L. 2015.Submitted to US Army Engineer Research and Development Center. CA #: W912HZ-09-2-0018.  June 2015. 86 pp.

Landscape Pattern: Marl Prairie/Slough Gradient Annual Report – 2013. Sah, J. P., Ross, M. S. and Ruiz, P. L. 2015. Submitted US Army Engineer Research and Development Center. CA #: W912HZ-09-2-0018.  June 2015. 26 pp.

Everglades Ridge, Slough, and Tree Island Mosaics.  Ross, M. S., Heffernan, J. B., Sah, J. P., Ruiz, P. L., Spitzig, A. A., Isherwood, E. and Blanco, J. 2015. Annual Report Submitted to US Army ERDC, Year 3 Report (2010-2013): 92 pp.

Monitoring or Tree Island Condition in the Southern Everglades. Sah, J. P., Ross, M. S., Ruiz, P., Freixa, J. and Stoffella. 2015. Annual Report submitted to US Army Engineer Research and Development Center.  April, 2015. 100 pp.

Status of Vegetation Structure and Composition within the Habitat of Cape Sable seaside sparrow Subpopulation D. Sah, J. P., Ross, M. S. 2014. Annual Report submitted to South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), West Palm Beach, FL.  Sept 26, 2014. 25 pp.

Landscape Pattern: Marl Prairie/Slough Gradient: Decadal Vegetation Change Pattern in Shark Slough. Sah, J. P., Ross, M. S., Ruiz, P. L. 2012 Annual Report Submitted to U.S. Army - ERDC, Vicksburg, MS 39081.  April 2013, 51 pp.

Everglades Ridge, Slough, and Tree Island Mosaics.  M. S. Ross, J. B. Heffernan, J. P. Sah, P. L. Ruiz, A. A. Spitzig, and E. Isherwood. 2012 Annual Report Submitted to US Army ERDC, Year 2 Report. April 2013, 118 pp.

Monitoring of Tree Island Condition in the Southern Everglades: Hydrologic Driven Decadal Changes in Tree Island Woody Vegetation Structure and Composition.  P. L. Ruiz, M. S. Ross, and J. P. Sah. 2012 Annual Report Submitted to US Army ERDC.  March 2013, 41 pp.

Mapping and assessing fire damage on broadleaved forest communities in Big Cypress National Preserve.  P. L. Ruiz, J. P. Sah, J. R. Snyder, and M. S. RossFinal Report Submitted to the US Geological Survey.  September 2012, 17 pp.

Monitoring of Tree Island Condition in the Southern Everglades. J. P. Sah, M. S. Ross, P. L. Ruiz and S Subedi. Annual Report-2011 Submitted to US Army-ERDC, Vicksburg, MS 39081.  March 2012, 72 pp.

Cape Sable seaside sparrow habitat monitoring and assessment. Jay P. Sah, M. S. Ross, P.L. Ruiz, J. R. Snyder, D. Rodriguez, and W. T. Hilton. 2010 Annual Report Submitted to U. S. Army ERDC. April 2011, 57 pp.

Monitoring of tree island conditions in the southern Everglades: the effects of hurricanes and hydrology on the status and population dynamics of sixteen tropical hardwood hammock tree islands.  P. L. Ruiz, J. P. Sah, M. S. Ross, D. L. Rodriguez, and A. M. Lambert. 2011 Annual Report Submitted to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC.  January 2011, 136 pp.

A geospatial database of tree islands within the Mustang Corner Fire incident of 2008. Pablo L. Ruiz, M. S. Ross, and J. P. Sah. Final Report to Submitted to Everglades National Park. March 2010, 15 pp.

Developing a Data-driven Classification of South Florida Plant Communities. J. P. Sah, M. S. Ross, and S. Stoffella. Final Report submitted to National Park Service: South Florida Caribbean Network (NPS/SFCN): April 2010, 114 pp.

Resampling of permanent pine rockland vegetation plots on Big Pine Key. Jay P. Sah, J. R. Snyder, M. S. Ross & D. Ogurcak. Final Report Submitted to USFWS, Agreement #401817N040.     February 2010, 53 pp.

Cape Sable seaside sparrow habitat – vegetation monitoring. Jay P. Sah, M. S. Ross, J. R. Snyder, P. L. Ruiz, S. Stoffella, N. Colbert, E. Hanan, L. Lopez and M. Camp. 2010 Annual Report submitted to U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.  January 2010, 50 pp.

Loxahatchee Impoundment Landscape Assessment (LILA): tree island experiments and management, May 1, 2005 to September 9, 2009. L. J. Scinto, R. Price, and M. Ross.  Final Report submitted South Florida Water Management District, Contract RS-050962-A02.     September 2009, 101 pp.

The Monitoring and Assessment Plan (MAP) Greater Everglades Wetlands Module – Landscape Pattern – Ridge, Slough, and Tree Island Mosaics. J. B. Heffernan, M. S. Ross, M. J. Cohen, T. Z. Osborne, J. P. Sah, P. L. Ruiz, L. J. Scinto. FY 2009 (Year-1) Annual Report submitted to South Florida Water Management District, West Palm Beach, FL. Sept 2009, 51 pp.

Woody plant invasion into the freshwater marl prairie habitat of the Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow.  2009.  Erin Hanan, Michael Ross, Jay Sah, Pablo Ruiz, Susana Stoffella, Nilesh Timilsina, David Jones, Jose Espinar, and Rachel King. Final Report Submitted to the US Fish and Wildlife Service. Feb 2009,  67 pp.

Effect of hydrologic restoration on the habitat of the Cape Sable seaside sparrow. J. P. Sah, M. S. Ross, J. R. Snyder, P. L. Ruiz, S. Stoffella, M. Kline, B. Shamblin, E. Hanan, L. Lopez and T. J. Hilton. 2008 Annual Report  Submitted to US Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville, FL. May 2008, 52 pp.

The 2008 terrestrial vegetation of Biscayne National Park, FL, USA, derived from aerial photography, NDVI, and LiDAR.  2008.  Pablo L. Ruiz, Patricia A. Houle, and Michael S. Ross.  Submitted to National Park Service-South Florida Caribbean Network, Miami, FL. 62 pp, 1 plates, and 2 appendices.

Effect of Hydrology Restoration on The Habitat of The Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow (pdf format).  Jay P. Sah, Michael S. Ross, James R. Snyder, Pablo L. Ruiz, David T. Jones, Rafael Travieso, Susana Stoffella, Nilesh Timilsina, Erin Hanan, Hillary C. Cooley & Beyte Barrios.  2006 Annual Report Submitted to Everglades National Park.  March 2007, 35 pp

Effect of Hydrology Restoration on The Habitat of The Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow (pdf format).  Michael S. Ross, Jay P. Sah, Pablo L. Ruiz, David T. Jones, Hillary C. Cooley, Rafael Travieso, James R. Snyder, & David Hagyari.  2005 Annual Report Submitted to Everglades National Park.  March 2006, 46 pp.

Marl Prairie/Slough Gradients; patterns and trends in Shark Slough and adjacent marl prairies. Michael S. Ross, Pablo L. Ruiz, Jay P. Sah, Susanna Stoffella, Nilesh Timilsina, Erin Hanan. CERP monitoring activity 3.1.3.5. First Annual Report. Jan 2006, 25 .pp

Developing Ecological Criteria for Prescribed Fire in South Florida Pine Rockland Ecosystems. James R. Snyder, Michael S. Ross, Suzanne Koptur, Jay P. Sah. Open File Report OF 2006-1062.  Submitted to USGS. July 2005, 109 pp

Tree islands in Everglades landscapes: current status, historical changes, and hydrologic impacts on population dynamics and moisture relations
. Michael S. Ross, Steve Oberbauer, Pablo L. Ruiz,  Nilesh Timilsina, Daniel Gomez, Jay P. Sah, Susana Stoffella, and Leonel Sternberg. First Annual Report, December 2005,  22 pp.

Tree Islands in the Shark Slough Landscape:  Interactions of vegetation, hydrology, and soils.
2004.  Ross et al. Final report submitted to Everglades National Park, Homestead, FL. 185 pp.

Hydrologic Restoration of the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands:  Mosquito and drainage ditch inventory and recommendations.
  (pdf format)  Pablo L. Ruiz and Michael S. Ross.  Report to Biscayne National Park Cooperative Agreement H52003D084.  August 26, 2004. 18 pp.

Effect of Hydrology Restoration on The Habitat of The Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
(pdf format).  Michael S. Ross, Jay P. Sah, Pablo L. Ruiz, David T. Jones, Hillary C. Cooley, Rafael Travieso, James R. Snyder, & Sara Robinson.  Second Annual Report to Everglades National Park.  November 30, 2004. 39 pp.

The L-31E Surface Water Rediversion Pilot Project Final Report:  Implementation, Results, and Recomendations
.  Michael S. Ross, John F. Meeder, Evelyn E. Gaiser, Pablo L. Ruiz, Jay P. Sah, David L. Reed, Joshua Walters, Guy T. Telesnicki, Ania Wachnicka, Myrna Jacobson, Jennifer Alvord, Michael Byrnes, Carl Weekley, Zachary D. Atlas, Matthew T. Lewin, Brian Fry, & Amy Renshaw. Report to South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD Contract C-12409). May 1, 2003.  115 pp.

Effect of Hydrology Restoration on The Habitat of The Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow
(pdf format).  Michael S. Ross, Jay P. Sah, Pablo L. Ruiz, David T. Jones, Hillary C. Cooley, Rafael Travieso, James R. Snyder, & Curt Schaeffer.  First Annual Report to Everglades National Park.  June 30, 2003. 35 pp.

Vegetation Dynamics in ENP Marshes, with Emphasis on Taylor Slough
(pdf format). Michael S. Ross, Jay P. Sah, Thomas V. Armentano, David T. Jones, Hillary C. Cooley & Craig S. Smith. IOP Report to Everglades National Park. October 2, 2003. 31 pp.

Water Flow Through Coastal Wetlands (pdf format).  Evelyn E. Gaiser & Michael S. Ross.  Submitted to Everglades National Park CESI Contract 1443CA5280-01-019. December 2003, 54 pp.

Vegetation of Coastal Wetlands in Biscayne National Park:  Blocks 6-8
.  (pdf format) - Pablo L Ruiz, Michael S. Ross, Josh Walters, Bernice Hwang, Evelyn Gaiser, & Franco Tobias.  Report to South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD conract C-12409).  June 2002, 17 pp.

Assessment of Marsh Vegetation Responses to Hydrological Restoration in Shark Slough, Everglades National Park. - Michael S. Ross, Pablo L. Ruiz, David L. Reed, Krish Jayachandran, Charles L. Coultas, Jay P. Sah, & Matthew T. Lewin.  Report to Everglades National Park.  June 27, 2001.

Aboveground Biomass and Production in Mangrove Communities of Biscayne National Park, Florida (USA), Following Hurricane Andrew
- Michael S. Ross, Pablo L Ruiz, Guy J. Telesnicki, & John F. Meeder.  Report to The South Florida Water Management District.  June 25, 1998.

Hurricane Andrew and Upland Forest Succession in Biscayne National Park
- Michael S. Ross, Guy J. Telesnicki, Pablo L. Ruiz, & Laura J. Flynn.  Report to Biscayne National Park.  March 10, 1998.

Windthrow in South Florida Pine Rocklands: Pit-and-Mound Features and Plant Microhabitat Associations Following Hurricane Andrew
- Michael S. Ross, John F. Meeder, Jay P. Sah, Alan Herndon, Pablo L. Ruiz, & Guy J. Telesnicki.  Report to Everglades National Park.  July 15, 1997.

A Study of the Distribution of Several South Florida Endemic Plants in the Florida Keys
- Michael S. Ross & Pablo L Ruiz, Report to The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  March 15,  1996. 

Vegetation Analysis in the C-111/Taylor Slough Basin (Final Report).
John F. Meeder, Michael S. Ross, Guy Telesnicki,  Pablo L. Ruiz, Jay P. Sah.  November, 1996 104 pp

An Action Plan to Conserve the Native Plants of Florida
- Michael S. Ross.  Report to the Center for Plant Conservation.  1995. 60 pp