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Did you miss it? The 6th National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration
April 18-22, 2016 held in Coral Springs, FL

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NCER is an interdisciplinary conference on large-scale ecosystem restoration presenting state-of-the art science and engineering, planning and policy in a partnership environment. NCER entails multiple program tracks of oral presentations, poster sessions, and coffee-house/plenary discussions dedicated to both small and large scale ecosystem restoration programs. Learn more about NCER2016.

Up next: ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services
December 5-9, 2016 held in Jacksonville, FL

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ACES: A Community on Ecosystem Services represents a dynamic and growing assembly of professionals, researchers, and policy-makers involved with ecosystem services. The ACES 2016 Conference brings together this community in partnership with Ecosystem Markets and the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP), providing an open forum to share experiences, methods, and tools for assessing and incorporating ecosystem services into public and private decisions.

The focus of the conference is to link science, practice, and sustainable decision-making by bringing together the ecosystem services community from around the United States and the globe. ACES 2016 will bring together leaders in government, NGOs, academia, Native American tribes, and the private sector to advance the use of ecosystem services science and practice in conservation, restoration, resource management, and development decisions.

We hope you will make plans to join more than 500 ecosystem service stakeholders in this collaborative discussion to advance use of an ecosystem services framework for natural resource management and policy. Learn more about ACES 2016.

New Publications

Featured Web Sites

Carbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory websiteCarbonate Aquifer Characterization Laboratory - promoting collaborative research on carbonate aquifer characterization between the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Florida Water Science Center (Davie office) and other governmental scientific agencies and academia.
Visit the Everglades National Park Critical Ecosystem Studies Initiative (CESI) website.
The South Florida Watershed Journal: a daily passport into the inner realm of south Florida's water cycle and interconnected watersheds.

New Data

Data Exchange

Looking for data? Visit our Data Exchange page for links to data listed by topic.

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Evapotranspiration Data Over Spatially Extensive Plant Communities (Blue Cypress Marsh data added)

Carbon Exchange Data Between the Atmosphere and Subtropical Forested Cypress and Pine Wetlands

New 2015 Data added to South Florida Hydrology Data Download

Near-Surface Water-Quality Surveys of the Caloosahatchee River and Downstream Estuaries, Florida, USA (June 24, 2016 posted)

Ecosystem History Access Database (updated March, 2015)

Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades (ACME)

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) are pleased to announce the completion and posting of the Aquatic Cycling of Mercury in the Everglades (ACME) database.

This database comprises data from all ACME researchers, now sited in one central data set (presently, 61 parameters and 281 sites) to promote its use by interested stakeholders.

Welcome to the South Florida Information Access (SOFIA) Website. South Florida is one of several study areas within USGS Priority Ecosystems Science (PES; formerly "Place-Based Studies"). PES was established to enable the USGS to enhance its scientific assistance to resource managers who require an improved scientific information base to resolve or prevent complex resource conflicts or environmental problems in specific ecosystem sites.

For an overview of the website, either search the site for specific words or topics, or visit the "About SOFIA" page. Access information on projects by title, investigator, or by region. The data exchange site contains data related to all of the projects. The publications database that contains Open File Reports, Fact Sheets, and other publications for our projects.

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