Laura A. Yarbro

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We examined the response of demographic, morphological, and chemical parameters of turtle grass (Thalassia testudinum), to much-higher-than-normal rainfall associated with an El Niño event in the winter of 1997-1998. Up to 20 inches of added rain fell between December 1997 and March 1998. triggering widespread and persistent phytoplankton blooms along the(More)
Many climate change models predict increasing frequency and severity of tropical cyclones (hurricanes) in the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico. To assess this potential threat to seagrass communities in Florida’s Big Bend region, we performed a habitat change analysis based on aerial seagrass surveys performed prior to, and after, the(More)
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