RESEARCH DEPARTMENT NEWS
(4/16/22) Our oyster reef deployment was featured in a TCPalm gallery. Check it out here.
(3/28/22) Our Living Docks and Oyster Gardening Program was featured in TC Palm. The article describes the program benefits and how to get involved.
(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. Listen 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.
(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.