Dr. James W. Fourqurean
Leanne Miller Rutten
Seagrass Ecosystem Research Lab
Southeast Environmental Center
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199
Investigations were concentrated
in four areas of the Florida Keys: Key Largo, Marathon, Big Pine,
and Key West. Study sites were located in a nearshore zone (<1
km from the shoreline) in each of these four areas.
The areas were selected because they include expanses of heavily developed
urban areas adjacent to sparsely developed coastal ecosystems.
The distribution of study sites within these four areas provide
excellent representations of nearshore benthic communities and nutrient regimes
throughout the Florida Keys.
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