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Improving linkages and integration between management issues and science needs for Landscape Conservation (via SHC) in the Greater Everglades

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Laura A. Brandt
Publication_Date: 2013
Title:
Improving linkages and integration between management issues and science needs for Landscape Conservation (via SHC) in the Greater Everglades
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: Project
Online_Linkage:
https://sofia.usgs.gov/projects/index.php?project_url=link_integration
Description:
Abstract:
Restoration of the Everglades and other ecosystems will require a coordinated, integrated approach to addressing management issues using the best available scientific information. USGS is in an ideal position to provide the scientific information necessary for managers and decision makers. Recent reviews of two science focused programs, the Critical Ecosystems Study Initiative (CESI), and Science Coordination in South Florida, conducted by the National Academy of Science (2003) and the General Accounting Office (2003), respectively have identified improving science coordination, synthesis and integration of research data, and communication of research findings as high priority tasks that are necessary for Everglades Restoration. In addition, the National Park Service, Fish and Wildlife Service, and United States Geological Survey have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for Integration of Research, Planning and Interagency Coordination which was established to "...integrate and facilitate coordination among the Parties for all ongoing and future monitoring, research, planning, and interagency coordination activities supporting Everglades Restoration".
Purpose:
This project will accomplish several tasks related to science coordination, synthesis, and integration through a combination of workshops, meetings, and synthesis documents. The main objectives of this project are:

1). Work with DOI managers to identify and clearly articulate management issues and questions that require science support;
2). Work with DOI scientists to identify and clearly articulate existing and past research that provides science support for high priority management issues;
3). Work with DOI scientists and managers to identify immediate and future high priority science needs; and
4). Synthesize, integrate, and communicate science information for use by managers and decision makers.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 2004
Ending_Date: 2013
Currentness_Reference: publication date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: Unknown
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
South Florida including the boundaries defined by the South Florida Ecosystem Restoration Initiative, Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan, and the Multi-Species Recovery Plan.
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -82.87
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.1
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 27.2
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 24.86
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: none
Theme_Keyword: lanscape conservation
Theme_Keyword: restoration
Theme_Keyword: integration
Theme_Keyword: synthesis
Theme_Keyword: management
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: Environment
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: None
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Laura Brandt
Contact_Organization: US Fish and Wildlife Service
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR
Address: 10216 Lee Road
City: Boynton Beach
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33437
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 561-735-6004
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 561-735-6008
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: laura_brandt@fws.gov
Data_Set_Credit:
Project Personnel: Lori Miller, Steve Traxler, Christopher Bernhardt, Michael Cherkiss, Paul Conrads, Kristen Hart, Stephanie S. Romanach, Hardin Waddle, Debra A. Willard, Leonard Pearlstine, Dilip Shinde, Brian Jeffery, Frank J. Mazzotti
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Brandt, Laura A.
Publication_Date: 2006
Title:
Benefits Anticipated from the 1995 Water Regulation Schedule for Water Conservation Area 1: Review and Analysis
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Report
Issue_Identification: LOX06-006
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boynton Beach, FL
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Other_Citation_Details: 52 pp.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Brandt, Laura A.
Publication_Date: 2005
Title:
Summary of Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge 2004 Science Workship
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boynton Beach, FL
Publisher: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Mazzotti, F.J., R.G. Harvey, L.G. Pearlstine, A.D. Daugherty, L.A. Brandt, K.L. Chartier, K.G. Rice, J.H. Waddle, D.W. Ceilley, and M.J. Duever
Publication_Date: 2008
Title: Stressor Response Model for Southwest Florida Amphibians.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Publisher:
University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
Other_Citation_Details:
Joint Ecosystem Modeling Technical Report. Final report to the South Florida Water Management District and the U.S. Geological Survey. 45 pp.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Mazzotti, F.J., R.G. Harvey, L.G. Pearlstine, A.D. Daugherty, L.A. Brandt, K.L. Chartier, W.F. Loftus, J.C. Trexler, D.W. Ceilley, S.E. Liston, and M.J. Duever.
Publication_Date: 2008
Title: Stressor Response Model for Southwest Florida Aquatic Fauna.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Davie, FL
Publisher:
University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
Other_Citation_Details:
JEM Technical Report. Final report to the South Florida Water Management District. 39 pp.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Mazzotti, F.J., R.G. Harvey, L.G. Pearlstine, Z. Liu, Z. Shang, T.S. Hoctor, L.A. Brandt, and M.J. Duever.
Publication_Date: 2008
Title:
Landscape Connectivity Model for Southwest Florida Large Mammals.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Davie, FL
Publisher:
University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
Other_Citation_Details:
JEM Technical Report. Final report to the South Florida Water Management District. 22 pp.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Mazzotti, F.J., S.S. Romañach, A.D. Daugherty, K.L. Chartier, D.E. Gawlik, P.M. Heidemann, L.G. Pearlstine, L.A. Brandt, and M.J.
Publication_Date: 2008
Title: Landscape Suitability Model for Southwest Florida Wading Birds.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Davie, FL
Publisher:
University of Florida, Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center
Other_Citation_Details:
JEM Technical Report. Final report to the South Florida Water Management District. 36 pp.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Brandt, Laura A.
Publication_Date: 2008
Title:
Strategic Habitat Conservation (SHC) and the importance of ecosystem models
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: abstract
Other_Citation_Details:
Presented at 2nd USGS Modeling Workshop. Perdido Beach, AL February 2008.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Chartier, Kevin L., Laura A. Brandt, G. Ronnie Best, Frank J. Mazzotti, Donald L. DeAngelis, Adam Daugherty, Rebecca Harvey, and Dover Duverney
Publication_Date: 2008
Title:
Getting Ecological Models into the Hands of the Users: Joint Ecosystem Modeling.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: abstract
Other_Citation_Details:
Booth presented at Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration Conference. Naples, FL July 2008.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Brandt, L.A., M. Campbell, and F.J. Mazzotti
Publication_Date: 2010
Title:
Spatial Distribution of Alligator Holes in the Central Everglades
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Southeastern Naturalist
Issue_Identification: 9(3); 487-496
Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.1656/058.009.0307
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Brandt, Laura A., Ryan L. Lynch, Ikuko Fujisaki, Hongjun Chen, Rafael Crespo, and Frank J. Mazzotti.
Publication_Date: 2009
Title:
Assessment of Hurricane Damage to Tree Islands in Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge and Their Recovery with Special Emphasis on Establishment of Lygodium microphyllum
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: atlas
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Davie, FL
Publisher: University of Florida
Other_Citation_Details:
Final Report for Cooperative Agreement 401815J012 between U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and University of Florida.
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Bernhardt, Christopher E., Laura A. Brandt, Debra A. Willard and Bryan Landacre.
Publication_Date: 2013
Title:
Reconstructing Vegetation Response to Altered Hydrology and its use for Restoration, Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, Florida
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Wetlands
Issue_Identification: 33:1139-1149
Other_Citation_Details: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s13157-013-0469-y
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Lynch RL, Brandt LA, Chen H, Ogurcak D, Fujisaki I, Mazzotti FJ.
Publication_Date: 2011
Title:
Recuirtment and growth of Old World climbing fern in hurricane-caused canopy gaps
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management
Issue_Identification: 2(2):199-206
Other_Citation_Details: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3996/062011-JFWM-040
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Mazzotti, Frank J., Michael S. Cherkiss, Laura A. Brandt, Ikuko Fujisaki, Kristen Hart, Brian Jeffrey, Scott T. McMurry, Steven G. Platt, Thomas R. Rainwater, and Joy Vinci.
Publication_Date: 2012
Title:
Body Condition of Morelet's Crocodiles (Crocodylus moreletii) from Northern Belize
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Journal of Herpetology
Issue_Identification: 46(3): 356-362
Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.1670/11-188
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Michael J. Millard,Craig A. Czarnecki, John M. Morton, Laura A. Brandt, Jennifer S. Briggs, Frank S. Shipley, Roger Sayre, Pamela J. Sponholtz, David Perkins, Darin G. Simpkins, Janith Taylor
Publication_Date: 2012
Title:
A National Geographic Framework for Guiding Conservation on a Landscape Scale.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management
Issue_Identification: 3(1) 175-183
Online_Linkage: http://dx.doi.org/10.3996/052011-JFWM-030
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Pifer, Emily K., Laura A. Brandt, and Frank J. Mazzotti.
Publication_Date: 2012
Title:
Preliminary surveys for round-tailed muskrats in Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge.
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Florida Scientist
Issue_Identification: 75(2): 87
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Watling James I, Stephanie S. Romañach, Laura A. Brandt, Leonard G. Pearlstine and Frank J. Mazzotti.
Publication_Date: 2012
Title:
Do bioclimate variables improve performance of climate envelope models?
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Ecological Modeling
Issue_Identification: 246: 79-85
Other_Citation_Details: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.07.018
Cross_Reference:
Citation_Information:
Originator:
Zhongwei Liu, Laura A. Brandt, Danielle E. Ogurcak, and Frank J. Mazzotti.
Publication_Date: 2013
Title:
Morphometric and hydrologic characteristics of alligator holes in Everglades National Park, Florida from 1994 to 2007
Geospatial_Data_Presentation_Form: publication
Series_Information:
Series_Name: Ecohydrology
Issue_Identification: 6(2): 275-286
Other_Citation_Details: DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eco.1266

Data_Quality_Information:
Logical_Consistency_Report: Not applicable
Completeness_Report: Not applicable
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Research and management workshop for DOI management units:
During FY04 a workshop will be organized that focuses on current management issues at the A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR. The one day workshop will consist of a presentation by the Refuge Manager on current management issues and suggested science needs, presentations of ongoing research in the refuge, a facilitated discussion of how current research is addressing management issues, and what additional information is needed. Participants in the workshop will include refuge staff, researchers from various agencies conducting research in the refuge, South Florida Water Management scientists and managers, and USGS scientists who are conducting research that may be relevant to refuge needs. Lessons learned from this workshop will be applied to the next workshop which will likely be with refuges in southwest Florida (J.N. Ding Darling complex, Florida Panther, and Ten Thousand Islands).
Process_Date: 2004
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Synthesis of existing science information and its contribution to greater Everglades restoration objectives:
During FY04 the management questions associated with issues related to hydrologic restoration targets in the A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR will be articulated. Existing scientific information from the Everglades and other ecosystems that could help to address the issue will be identified and summarized. A draft synthesis document will be prepared for review in FY04 and completion in FY05.
Process_Date: 2005
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Development of performance measures to track how science outputs are being used by managers and their impacts on restoration goals:
During FY04 a set of performance measures to track how science information is being applied to decision making will be developed. The performance measures will be applied on a limited basis to ensure that they are appropriate (reflect desired responses and can be measured). Modifications will be made as necessary in order to have a working set of performance measures for application in FY05.
Process_Date: 2005
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Determine highest priority needs for ecological modeling tools for DOI and other agencies and partners involved in Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration:
Identify and determine the status of ecological models “available” for use in south Florida.
Coordinate with the following through individual meetings and workshops to determine high priority modeling needs based on current decision needs and availability of existing models:
FWS Ecological Services, Refuges, Migratory Birds, and Fisheries to determine ecological modeling needs related to each programs management and restoration activities and for strategic planning for sustainable landscapes to support trust resources (Strategic Habitat Conservation (SHC)). National Park Service CERP's Restoration Coordination and Verification (RECOVER) team(s) Other agencies and partners as needed to integrate ecological modeling tools for Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration and Strategic Habitat Conservation in South Florida.
Process_Date: 2009
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Team Leader Joint Ecosystem Modeling Laboratory:
Work with existing JEM Lab staff and scientists to identify and implement standard/compatible procedures for model development and documentation. Establish methods for developing quantifiable, repeatable, and reviewable models. Coordinate internal JEM Lab activities to ensure completion of products in a timely manner.
Process_Date: 2009
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Workshops for dissemination and training on JEM Lab products:
Conduct at least four workshops for DOI and other interested parties on the application of JEM Lab products including (but not limited to) the Everglades Depth Estimation Network (EDEN) and Across Trophic Level Spatial Simulation (ATLSS) data viewing tools. Additional workshops will be determined based on products and needs identified by DOI and other partners
Process_Date: 2008
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Work with other scientists, especially those in USGS, on research, monitoring, and modeling efforts related to DOI, with special emphasis on FWS high priority needs for landscape conservation and responses to climate change. Link ecological monitoring and research to Everglades management and restoration planning and decisions through the use of modeling and data synthesis. Work with NPS and University of Florida scientists to evaluate and improve revised alligator Habitat Suitability Index with the goal of having it used in the decision process for the Central Everglades Planning Process (CEPP).
Continue synthesis of crocodilian data collected under RECOVER MAP with comparisons among areas with different hydrologic conditions (A.R.M. Loxahatchee NWR-an area with multi-year hydroperiods compared to the other Water Conservation Areas and Everglades National Park and Big Cypress which have areas that dry out at differing frequencies and intensities). The goal of this effort is to assess the ability of using space as a surrogate for time as a way to bring information on expected responses of crocodilians to Everglades restoration into evaluations of alternative restoration plans.
Process_Date: 2011
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Work with other scientists and managers in the design and implementation of adaptive management and assessment at multiple scales. This task will use ten years of data on alligators at the Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee NWR to explore how such information can be used in assessment of management actions. Survey and capture data will be integrated with hydrologic and other data to examine linkages between water management and alligator numbers and body condition. Lessons learned from this work will be described in a format that can be used by others in developing monitoring and research for adaptive management.
Process_Date: 2009
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Work with USGS and University of Florida scientists to synthesize work completed via the University of Florida JEM project since FY05. The JEM was initiated in FY05 as an informal collaborative arrangement for getting models in the hands of the users. A variety of tasks that have been completed under an agreement with University of Florida and individual project reports exist for these tasks. Specific tasks and subtasks have evolved with emerging issues and needs of South Florida users. In addition, lessons have been learned on developing collaborative relationships for modeling that may be applicable in the context of the development of Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. This task in FY10 will provide a synthesis of projects and products developed since FY05.
Process_Date: 2010
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Synthesize and summarize lessons learned about strengthening linkages between USGS and FWS. In FY12 the information from previous years will be synthesized in a report (and potentially a publication) that outlines lessons learned, potential mechanisms for continued improvement of linkage of science and management, and mechanisms for fostering strong working relationships between FWS and USGS.
Process_Date: 2012

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Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: hhenkel@usgs.gov
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20140929
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: Heather S. Henkel
Contact_Organization: U.S. Geological Survey
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: mailing and physical
Address: 600 4th Street South
City: St. Petersburg
State_or_Province: FL
Postal_Code: 33701
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 727-502-8028
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 727-502-8182
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sofia-metadata@usgs.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name:
FGDC Biological Data Profile of the Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001.1-1999
Metadata_Access_Constraints:
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