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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
     

Statistical Modeling of Chemotaxonomic and Water Quality Data in the Everglades
Contract No:  66986
Goals and Objectives
 
This work focused on the development of statistical relationships between the composition of algae in the Everglades, and measurements of water chemistry. The principal goal was to determine if algal pigment assays, which can easily be deployed and can integrate water chemistry for extended periods of time (i.e., vs. a snapshot provided by a grab sample), can be used to assess water quality. While several interesting associations were observed, the confounding effects of season, water depth and natural variability ultimately weakened the associations between algal pigments and chemistry to the point where they were not tenable for water quality monitoring.
 
Planned Outputs
Final Report
 
Project Lead
Cohen, Matthew J
 
Project Participants
Cohen, Matthew J
 
 
EcoSystem:
Wetlands
 
WIClassLevel: 
Level 1: WI Affiliated Faculty Project
 
ThrustArea: 
Water, Land Use and Ecosystems
 
Sponsor
SO FL WATER MGMT DISTRICT
 
Grant Award Dates
9/24/2007 to 4/30/2008