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Current Research

The following is a current list of research projects conducted at OSBS in 2017:

  • Total Maximum Daily Load for the Lower St.Johns River Basin
  • Is canopy structural complexity a global predictor of primary production?: Transforming understanding of forest structure-function linkages using NEON sites
  • Sexual selection and natural history of the cactus bugs, Narnia femorata and Chelinidea vittiger
  • Carbon reserves, tree demography, and climate change thresholds across eastern temperate forests
  • UF/IFAS Florida Automated Weather Network
  • JEA Consumptive Use Permit Wetlands Monitoring Wells
  • Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) testing for wildlife & habitat evaluations
  • Integrative behaviors and host ranges of north Florida beetles associated with social insects
  • Climate Change Impacts on Biodiversity
  • Lightening initiation, propagation, attachement, and ionosphere effects
  • The causes and consequences of spatial modularity for populations
  • Land-use legacies and land-cover/land-use change at NEON sites in the SE US
  • Forest Inventory & Analysis Forest Census Plot - USFS
  • National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON)
  • Fungi Collecting for FLAS Fungal Herbarium
  • Impact of fire frequency on pollinator diversity in a North Central Florida sandhills habitat
  • Causes of variation in parid call complexity
  • Dimensions US-China: How historical constraints,local adaptation, and species interactions shape biodiversity across an ancient floristic disjunction
  • Mapping tree species and tree functional traits at OSBS with NEON hyperspectral - lidar images
  • The consequences of soil heating for prescribed fire and fire restoration in the south
  • The stability and reactivity of soil organic matter in wetland soils
  • Statewide species & habitat assessment for reticulated flatwoods salamander, frosted flatwoods salamander, and striped newt
  • Pseudorabies in feral swine (Sus scrofa) populations: spatial and molecular epidemiology of pseudorabies infection in Florida, United States
  • Monitoring gopher frog populations in Florida
  • EAGER-NEON: NEON sites as a platform for transformative wildlife research
  • Using an Ecosystem Engineer to Restore Functionality of Natural Pinelands in the SE US
  • Investigating the evolution of paedomorphosis in sirenid salamanders
  • Intraspecific variation in relative bark thickness of temperate trees
  • New High-precision algorithms for estimating bio-physical parameters
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