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RESEARCH DEPARTMENT NEWS

(11/2021) The Research Department recently had the opportunity to be a part of the documentary, Missing Meadows. This short documentary examines the catastrophic seagrass die-off we’ve seen in the Indian River Lagoon, and our FOSTER program, which restores seagrass populations impacted by freshwater discharges and algal blooms in our estuary.

11/21) The Research department presented their current research at the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Conference. They presented on seagrass, oyster and mangrove work.

(11/15/21) Dr. Simpson, had the opportunity to sit down with host Nick D’Allessandro of the Wait Five Minutes podcast. In their conversation, they discuss the continuing seagrass die-off in the Indian River Lagoon, the effect it’s had on local manatee populations, and the overall health of our waterways. Check out the podcast here.

(10/10/21) Dr. Simpson and colleagues published a paper linking nutrient over-enrichment to the decline of mangrove cover. While this work was done in Belize, it has serious implications for this important ecosystem here in southern Florida, and globally. Read the whole article here.

(8/2/2021) The FLOOR program was highlighted on WPTV, Channel 5 news.

(1/1/2021) The FLOOR program was highlighted in Palm Beach Illustrated 

(11/30/2020) Dr. Simpson's Mangroves vs. Saltmarsh work was highlighted by Smithsonian! 

(10/7/2020) Our oyster monitoring project was featured in a photo essay in TCPalm. 

(9/21/2020) A new paper by Lorae' Simpson and her co-authors, Julia Cherry, Rachel Smith, and Candy Feller, was published online today in Ecosystems. The paper describes the effects of mangrove encroachment into salt marsh on organic matter decomposition in a saltmarsh-mangrove ecotone in Florida. Check it out HERE

(8/19/2020) Dr. Glenn Coldren gave a webinar on FOS oyster reef restoration and the benefits oysters provide our local waterways. Check it out HERE