Assessment of natural resource conditions in and adjacent to Biscayne National Park. Natural Resource Report NPS/BISC/NRR—2012/598

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Harlem, Peter Wayne; Boyer, Joseph N.; Briceño, Henry O.; Fourqurean, James W.; Gardinali, Piero R.; Jaffé, Rudolph; Meeder, John F.; Ross, Michael S.
Florida International University
natural resources; Biscayne National Park; natural hazards and disasters; exotic species; climate change; pollutants; hydrology; water quality
report description
This report is an assessment of the conditions of natural resources in Biscayne National Park (BNP) based on the compilation, review and evaluation of existing information on the Park’s natural resources. This review evaluates threats and stressors, and is intended to improve understanding of BNP resources to help guide Park management to address the identified threats, which are supported by enhanced data collection, research and assessment efforts.The report is focused on broad resource components, namely terrestrial resources and aquatic systems including: wetlands, canals, bay waters, marine/reef areas and ground waters. Biotic and abiotic resource components are considered in the review.