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The Florida Coastal Everglades (FCE) LTER Program is part of the National Science Foundation's Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network. FCE LTER was established in 2000 in South Florida, where a rapidly growing population of more than 6 million people lives in close proximity to — and in dependence upon — the Florida Everglades.

FCE LTER research focuses on an area where freshwater and estuarine vegetation mix — the "oligohaline ecotone." Our researchers study how hydrology, climate, and human activities affect ecosystem and population dynamics.

Our Sites

We monitor the health and activity of the Coastal Everglades from research sites onshore and in Florida Bay.

Our Discoveries

Learn about some of our key findings, or browse our data and publications.

FCE LTER All Scientists Meeting

Our annual meeting will be held May 8 and 9 at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami.