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Adaptive Management of Gulf Coast Salt Marshes Considering Sea Level Rise and Recovery of the Endangered Florida Salt Marsh Vole


August 2009 - September 2010


The Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (FCFWRU) is proposing a multidisciplinary, coordinated research effort on the effects of the combination of decreased fresh water flow and sea level rise to coastal ecosystems and habitats in the Big Bend region of Florida.

A key species of interest is the salt marsh vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus dukecampbelli) which is possibly the rarest of Florida's mammals. The Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (FCWRU) and Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge (LSNWR) collaborated to trap for salt marsh voles and to establish several transects through salt marshes during winter 2008.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



  • H. PercivalPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Cooperative Research Unit Program


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey