By National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology, Water Science and Technology Board, Committee on Restoration of the Greater Everglades Ecosystem
The document evaluates the plan to observe and check the situation of Florida's Everglades as recovery efforts continue. The record unearths that the plan is definitely grounded in medical conception and principals of adaptive administration. despite the fact that, steps will be taken to make sure that info from these tracking the ecology of the Everglades is quickly on hand to these imposing the final recovery attempt. additionally, the plan must position better attention on how inhabitants progress and land-use adjustments will have an effect on the recovery attempt and vice versa.
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This number was reduced to 24 hydrologic and 54 water-quality performance measures by the time the MAP workshop was held. These 78 measures will be used to monitor water management as restoration proceeds and will provide information about water levels, water flow, duration of flooding, and water quality (especially P and less frequently N). ” Rather, they are measures of factors identified as stressors in the regional conceptual models. Although socioeconomic drivers are prominent in all of the conceptual models, only the hydrologic stressors are included in the current list of performance measures.
Given these dynamics, what constitutes the restoration reference condition trends and variability for the Restoration Plan? What period of record is appropriate for specific targets and measures? What quality standards will be applied to select the data used to quantify the restoration reference state? Scientists associated with the restoration have sought to define reference conditions using a mix of modeling and empirical studies. Despite considerable progress there is a great need for continued research to better conceptualize and describe the reference state, research that goes well beyond performance monitoring.
They allow for the testing of assumptions about many environmental and social drivers and they help to reveal the range of possible futures that should be contemplated. For example, in the south Florida restoration, development and population growth will continue to affect the environment in many ways, and long-range scenarios can help to bracket a range of possible outcomes, preparing the restoration planners for unforeseen changes. Given an unknown future and the long-term commitment to the Greater Everglades Ecosystem restoration, long-term development scenarios should be a central component of adaptive management.