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Summary and Synthesis of the Available Literature on the Effects of Nutrients on Spring Organisms and Systems
Contract No:  64723
Goals and Objectives
 
A literature review was conducted to address the influence of rising nutrient levels on trophic dynamics and ecological processes within Florida and other regions with spring ecosystems. Synthesis of available literature (including published, peer reviewed documents and gray literature reports) identified existing information regarding cause and effect relationships between nutrients and biological response at all affected trophic levels. The final, synthetic literature review presents the state of current knowledge, guidance for public policy, information gaps that inject substantial uncertainty, and suggested research to address these gaps.
 
Planned Outputs
Final Report
 
Available Outputs

Title: Chapter 1 Springs as Ecosystems - - Summary and Synthesis of the Available Literature on the Effects of Nutrients on Spring Organisms and Systems
Authors: Knight, R.L. & S.K. Notestein

Title: Chapter 2 Springshed Nutrient Loading, Transport and Transformations - Summary and Synthesis of the Available Literature on the Effects of Nutrients on Spring Organisms and Systems
Authors: Cohen, M.J.

Title: Chapter 3 Biogeochemical Processes and Implications for Nutrient Cycling - Summary and Synthesis of the Available Literature on the Effects of Nutrients on Spring Organisms and Systems
Authors: Inglett, P.J., K.S. Inglett, K.R. Reddy

Title: Chapter 4 Nutrient Effects on Spring Flora and Fauna - Summary and Synthesis of the Available Literature on the Effects of Nutrients on Spring Organisms and Systems
Authors: Jacoby, C.A., T.K. Frazer, E.J. Phlips

Title: Chapter 5 Ecosystem Implications of Invasive Aquatic Plants and Aquatic Plant Control in Florida Springs - Summary and Synthesis of the Available Literature on the Effects of Nutrients on Spring Organisms and Systems
Authors: Evans, J.M.

Title: Chapter 6 Effects of Nutrients on Spring Ecosystems - Summary and Synthesis of the Available Literature on the Effects of Nutrients on Spring Organisms and Systems
Authors: Knight, R.L. & S.K. Notestein

Title: Chapter 7 Managing Nutrient Inputs to Florida Springs: The Legal Framework - Summary and Synthesis of the Available Literature on the Effects of Nutrients on Spring Organisms and Systems
Authors: Hamann, Richard

Title: Chapter 8 Synthesis of Nutrients and Springs: Knowns, Unknowns, Research Priorities and Management Implications - Summary and Synthesis of the Available Literature on the Effects of Nutrients on Spring Organisms and Systems
Authors: Brown, Mark T.

Title: Executive Summary and Table of Contents - Summary and Synthesis of the Available Literature on the Effects of Nutrients on Spring Organisms and Systems
Authors: Brown, M. T., Reiss, K. C., Cohen, M. J., Evans, J., Reddy, K. R., Inglett, P. W., Inglett, K. S., Frazer, T. K.,Jacoby, C. A., Phlips, E. J., Knight, R. L., Notestein, S. K. and K. A. McKee

Title: Final Report: Summary and Synthesis of the Available Literature on the Effects of Nutrients on Spring Organisms and Systems (whole report PDF)
Authors: Brown, M. T., Reiss, K. C., Cohen, M. J., Evans, J., Reddy, K. R., Inglett, P. W., Inglett, K. S., Frazer, T. K.,Jacoby, C. A., Phlips, E. J., Knight, R. L., Notestein, S. K. and K. A. McKee

Title: Springs and Nutrients Reference Database
Authors: McKee, K. and K. Reiss
Project Lead
Brown, Mark
 
Project Participants
Brown, Mark
Cohen, Matthew J
Graham, Wendy
Jacoby, Charles A
Reddy, Konda R
 
Additional Participants
Tom Frazer
Patrick Inglett
Kanika Inglett
Bob Knight
Kathleen McKee
Edward Phlips
Kelly Reiss
 
EcoSystem:
Springs
 
WIClassLevel: 
Level 2: WI Assisted Project
 
ThrustArea: 
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems
 
Sponsor
FL DEPT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECT
 
Grant Award Dates
4/6/2007 to 4/15/2008