Thrust Areas Ecosystem Water Institute Classification Level
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems Water and Climate Water and Society Water Resources Sustainability Springs Wetlands Watersheds Aquifers Lakes Coastal Zone  Water Institute Classification 1  Water Institute Classification 2  Water Institute Classification 3  Water Institute Classification 4

Fish-habitat relationship in Florida springs: Do submersed plants and filamentous algae influence the population structure and production of small-bodied fishes?
Goals and Objectives
High levels of nutrients in Florida's springs can result in elevated primary production; increased decomposition of organic matter and a resulting decrease in availability of oxygen; increases in nuisance algae; and/or changes in habitats, trophic webs and faunal assemblages. Eutrophication of Florida's springs and the associated rivers, estuaries and coastal waters represents a legitimate concern. The overall purpose of our work is to identify and quantify critical links between nutrients, habitats and key animal species in Florida's spring-fed rivers, estuaries and coastal waters. A second overarching goal is to translate these findings into management actions that promote sustainability.
Available Outputs

Title: Changes in submersed aquatic vegetation affect predation risk of a common prey fish Lucania parva (Cyprinodontiformes: Fundulidae) in a spring-fed coastal river. Fisheries Management and Ecology, 2012, 19:245-251.
Authors: Camp, E. V., D. C. Gwinn, W. E. Pine, III, and T. K. Frazer
Project Lead
Pine III, William E
Project Participants
Pine III, William E
Additional Participants
E.V. Camp
Tom Frazer
D.C. Gwinn
Level 1: WI Affiliated Faculty Project
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems
Grant Award Dates
8/2/2008 to 11/15/2011