Unformatted text preview: connected hydrologically o Everglades “River of grass” 80 km wide in places, less than 1 m deep, 30 m flow per day o Physical template Tropical climate – wet (summer, and dry season (fall thru spring) Fires – considered “natural”, frequent during dry season Hydrologic regime (seasonally variable) o Water chemistry Salinity – border between FW and saline wetlands is dynamic; determined by overland flow, tides, precipitation, etc. Nutrients – native vegetation adapted to low nutrient levels –...
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- Fall '11
- Everglades Case Study, Ecology of everglades