© 2002

Tree Islands of the Everglades

  • Fred H. Sklar
  • Arnold Van Der Valk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages n1-iv
  2. Fred H. Sklar, Arnold van der Valk
    Pages 1-18
  3. Paul R. Wetzel
    Pages 19-69
  4. Peter A. Stone, Patrick J. Gleason, Gail L. Chmura
    Pages 71-115
  5. Debra A. Willard, James B. Murray, Charles W. Holmes, Michael S. Korvela, Daniel Mason, William H. Orem et al.
    Pages 117-151
  6. William H. Orem, Debra A. Willard, Harry E. Lerch, Anne L. Bates, Ann Boylan, Margo Comm
    Pages 153-186
  7. Robert S. Carr
    Pages 187-206
  8. William H. Conner, Thomas W. Doyle, Daniel Mason
    Pages 207-223
  9. Thomas V. Armentano, David T. Jones, Michael S. Ross, Brandon W. Gamble
    Pages 225-281
  10. Lorraine Heisler, D. Timothy Towles, Laura A. Brandt, Robert T. Pace
    Pages 283-309
  11. Laura A. Brandt, Jennifer E. Silveira, Wiley M. Kitchens
    Pages 311-335
  12. Paul R. Wetzel
    Pages 357-389
  13. Walter E. Meshaka Jr., Ray Snow, Oron L. Bass Jr., William B. Robertson Jr.
    Pages 391-427
  14. Michael S. Gaines, Christopher R. Sasso, James E. Diffendorfer, Harald Beck
    Pages 429-444
  15. Dale E. Gawlik, Peg Gronemeyer, Robert A. Powell
    Pages 445-468
  16. Yegang Wu, Ken Rutchey, Weihe Guan, Les Vilchek, Fred H. Sklar
    Pages 469-498
  17. Arnold van der Valk, Fred Sklar
    Pages 499-522
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 523-541

About this book


PREFACE Within the Florida Everglades, tree islands, which cover only a small percentofthis ecosystem, historically have provided essential habitat for a wide variety ofterrestrial and amphibious plants, birds, and animals. These tree islands, however, have been one ofits least studied features. Because of their less flood tolerant vegetation, tree islands are one ofthe most sensitive components ofthe Everglades to changes in hydrology, and many tree islands have been lost during periods when water levels have been abnormally high or low. Their sensitivity to water level changes makes tree islands potentially one ofthe best and surest measures ofthe overall hydrologic health of the Everglades. Consequently, the maintenance of healthy, functioning tree islands and the restoration ofthose that have been lost will be an important performance measures that will be used tojudge the success ofthe Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). A symposium, Tree Islands ofthe Everglades, was held on July 14 and 15, 1998 at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. It was sponsored by Florida Center for Environmental Studies and the South Florida WaterManagement District. This was the first scientific meeting ever devoted to tree islands. The organizers of this symposium were Drs. Arnold van der Valk, Florida Center for Environmental Studies and Iowa State University, Fred Sklar, South Florida Water Management District, and Wiley Kitchens, United States Geological Survey.


Controlling Ecology Fauna biodiversity carr development ecosystem ecosystems environment marsh peat vegetation wetland

Editors and affiliations

  • Fred H. Sklar
    • 1
  • Arnold Van Der Valk
    • 2
  1. 1.South Florida Water Management DistrictWest Palm BeachUSA
  2. 2.Iowa Lakeside LaboratoryIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Consumer Packaged Goods