Voices for Biodiversity – Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve

I disembarked at Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve (mercifully abbreviated to GTM NERR) with a group of practitioners, researchers and ecologists from around the world. The group had descended on Jacksonville, Florida, for a conference on ecosystem services, and GTM NERR provided the perfect living laboratory for their field trip. Read the rest on…

Voices for Biodiversity – Apalachicola NERR

Apalachicola Bay has long been famous around the world for its thousands of acres of oyster beds. In fact, in the past, 90 percent of Eastern oysters served in Florida were from Apalachicola. However, changes in climate and reduced freshwater flow into the bay from upstream diversions are changing the estuary. Fortunately, Apalachicola Bay scientists…