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Mangrove forest recovery in the Everglades following Hurricane Wilma

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Abstract

On October 24th, 2005, Hurricane Wilma made landfall on the south western shore of the Florida peninsula. This major disturbance destroyed approximately 30 percent of the mangrove forests in the area. However, the damage to the ecosystem following the hurricane provided researchers at the Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) LTER site with the rare opportunity to track the recovery process of the mangroves as determined by carbon dioxide (CO2) and energy exchanges, measured along daily and seasonal time scales.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Mangrove forest recovery in the Everglades following Hurricane Wilma
Series title:
LTER Network News
Volume
22
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Publisher:
Long Term Ecological Research Network
Publisher location:
Albuquerque, NM
Contributing office(s):
Southeast Ecological Science Center
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Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
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Larger Work Title:
LTER Network News
Country:
United States
State:
Florida
Other Geospatial:
Everglades