Everglades Sheet Flow and Sediment Transport Processes Team - Home
The SFSTPT performs fundamental hydrologic, geomorphic, and biogeochemical research in the Florida Everglades. Since August 2005, the team's principal research has taken place at a site in an area of remnant but well-preserved ridge and slough topography in central Everglades Water Conservation Area 3A. Our research is addressing the following key questions:
- What are the sources, size classes, nutrient content, and transport properties of suspended particulates in ridge and slough environments?
- How sensitive to variability in sheetflow velocities are rates of entrainment, transport, and capture (by interception on periphyton and plant leaves) of suspended particulates?
- What will be the role of interactions between sediment transport processes and differential peat accretion in restoring ridge and slough topography?
The team is part of the USGS National Research Program (NRP). Funding to support this research is provided by the USGS Greater Everglades Priority Ecosystem Science initiative as well as by the National Science Foundation through Grant #0732211
For information on other research involving members of this team, see the Hydro-ecology of Flowing Waters project of the NRP