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Evelyn Gaiser

Evelyn Gaiser

FCE Site Role
Principal Investigator

Affiliation
Florida International University

Research
Aquatic community ecology, algal biology, wetland ecology, diatom taxonomy and paleoecology. I am especially interested in studies that examine variation in algal community structure in lakes and wetlands over long temporal and broad spatial scales.

FCE Working groups
Detritus & Microbes, Vegetation, Abiotic Resources & Stressors, Hydrologic Connectivity

  • Contact
    • Mailing address:
    • Department of Biological Sciences and SERC
    • Florida International University
    • 11200 SW 8th St, OE 167
    • Miami, FL 33199
  • Recent FCE Leveraged Projects
    CESU: Assessing Near-Field and Landscape Scale Ecological Effects of the Modified Water Deliveries and Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Projects in Northeast Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park

    Authors: Kominoski, J., E.E. Gaiser, N.J. Dorn
    Funding organization: National Park Service - Department of the Interior
    Time period: 01 Sep 2021 - 31 Aug 2026

    Aquifer storage and recovery periphyton assessment

    Authors: Gaiser, E.
    Funding organization: South Florida Water Management District
    Time period: 01 Jul 2022 - 30 Jun 2024

    Periphyton and vegetation monitoring for adaptive management of the Upper Taylor Slough (UTS) hydrological changes

    Authors: Gaiser, E.
    Funding organization: South Florida Water Management District
    Time period: 01 Nov 2022 - 31 Oct 2023

    Vegetation and periphyton monitoring and vegetation mapping of the L-31E flow way and Cutler wetlands - Extension

    Authors: Gaiser, E., M.S. Ross
    Funding organization: South Florida Water Management District
    Time period: 01 Nov 2022 - 31 Oct 2023

    Analyzing the impact of changing hydrological conditions along the boundary of Everglades National Park

    Authors: Gaiser, E., N.J. Dorn
    Funding organization: Everglades National Park
    Time period: 01 Sep 2022 - 31 Aug 2023

    South Florida-Caribbean Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit

    Authors: Gaiser, E.
    Funding organization: National Park Service - Department of the Interior
    Time period: 01 Sep 2022 - 31 Aug 2023

    Wet season aquatic fauna and primary production in Florida Everglades

    Authors: Dorn, N., E.E. Gaiser
    Funding organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Time period: 01 Sep 2022 - 31 Aug 2023

    Establishing a protective phosphorus criterion for Big Cypress National Preserve

    Authors: Gaiser, E.
    Funding organization: National Park Service - Department of the Interior
    Time period: 01 Jul 2022 - 30 Jun 2023

    CESU: Assessing near-field and landscape scale ecological effects of the Modified Water Deliveries and Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan Projects in Northeast Shark River Slough, Everglades National Park

    Authors: Gaiser, E., Kominoski, J., J.C. Trexler, L.J. Scinto
    Funding organization: Everglades National Park
    Time period: 01 Oct 2016 - 30 Sep 2022

    Monitoring performance measures of the Broward County Water Preserve Areas

    Authors: Gaiser, E., N.J. Dorn
    Funding organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Time period: 01 Oct 2021 - 30 Sep 2022

    Periphyton and vegetation monitoring for adaptive management of the Upper Taylor Slough (UTS) hydrological changes

    Authors: Gaiser, E.
    Funding organization: South Florida Water Management District
    Time period: 01 Oct 2021 - 30 Sep 2022

    Vegetation and periphyton monitoring and vegetation mapping of the L-31E flow way and Cutler wetlands - Extension

    Authors: Gaiser, E., M.S. Ross
    Funding organization: South Florida Water Management District
    Time period: 01 Oct 2021 - 30 Sep 2022

    Wet season aquatic fauna and primary production in Florida Everglades

    Authors: Gaiser, E., N.J. Dorn
    Funding organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Time period: 01 Oct 2021 - 30 Sep 2022

    Analyzing the impact of changing hydrological conditions along the boundary of Everglades National Park

    Authors: Gaiser, E., N.J. Dorn
    Funding organization: Everglades National Park
    Time period: 01 Sep 2021 - 31 Aug 2022

    Periphyton and vegetation monitoring for adaptive management of the Upper Taylor Slough (UTS) hydrological changes – Extension

    Authors: Gaiser, E.
    Funding organization: South Florida Water Management District
    Time period: 01 Sep 2021 - 01 Oct 2021

    Periphyton and vegetation monitoring for adaptive management of the Upper Taylor Slough (UTS) hydrological changes

    Authors: Gaiser, E.
    Funding organization: South Florida Water Management District
    Time period: 01 Oct 2016 - 30 Sep 2021

    Vegetation and periphyton monitoring and vegetation mapping of the L-31E flow way and Cutler wetlands

    Authors: Gaiser, E., M.S. Ross
    Funding organization: South Florida Water Management District
    Time period: 01 Oct 2020 - 30 Sep 2021

    Analyzing the impact of changing hydrologic conditions along the boundary of Everglades National Park

    Authors: Trexler, J., E.E. Gaiser
    Funding organization: National Park Service - Department of the Interior
    Time period: 01 Sep 2016 - 31 Aug 2021

    Aquatic fauna and periphyton production data collection

    Authors: Trexler, J., E.E. Gaiser
    Funding organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Time period: 31 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2021

    Periphyton and vegetation monitoring for adaptive management of the Upper Taylor Slough (UTS) hydrological changes

    Authors: Gaiser, E.
    Funding organization: South Florida Water Management District
    Time period: 01 Sep 2020 - 30 Aug 2021

    Quantifying how variability in hydroperiod and fire mediate plant-soil biogeochemical cycling and productivity in boundary wetlands of Everglades National Park

    Authors: Kominoski, J., E.E. Gaiser, A. Nocentini
    Funding organization: National Park Service - Department of the Interior
    Time period: 01 Aug 2018 - 01 Aug 2021

    The effects of projected sea-level rise on Everglades coastal ecosystems: Enhancing and continuing experiments to evaluate peat collapse and landscape vulnerability

    Authors: Troxler, T., J. Kominoski, E.E. Gaiser, F.H. Sklar, D.T. Rudnick, S.E. Davis
    Funding organization: Florida Sea Grant, NOAA
    Time period: 01 Feb 2018 - 01 Feb 2021

    Monitoring performance measures of the Broward County Water Preserve Areas

    Authors: Trexler, J., E.E. Gaiser
    Funding organization: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
    Time period: 31 Oct 2016 - 30 Oct 2020

    Vegetation and periphyton monitoring Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project, L-31E component

    Authors: Gaiser, E., M.S. Ross
    Funding organization: South Florida Water Management District
    Time period: 01 Oct 2017 - 30 Sep 2020

    Vegetation and periphyton monitoring, Biscayne Coastal Wetlands Component

    Authors: Gaiser, E., M.S. Ross
    Funding organization: South Florida Water Management District
    Time period: 01 Oct 2019 - 30 Sep 2020

    Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network. Subaward from Arizona State University

    Authors: Gaiser, E., J. Kominoski, T. Troxler, K. Grove, R. Roy Chowdhury
    Funding organization: National Science Foundation
    Time period: 01 Jun 2015 - 01 Jun 2020

    Baseline vegetation and periphyton monitoring

    Authors: Gaiser, E., M.S. Ross
    Funding organization: South Florida Water Management District
    Time period: 01 Feb 2019 - 01 Mar 2020

  • Recent FCE Presentations

    Shannon, T., and E.E. Gaiser. 2022. Drivers of benthic algal metacommunities and their functional resilience. GLEON 2022 All Hands' Meeting, Lake George, New York, November 1, 2022.

    Gaiser, E.E., P. Kleindl, and T. Fish. 2022. Enacting LTER science through federal agency partnerships. 2022 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Asilomar, California, September 19, 2022 - September 23, 2022.

    Kleindl, P., A. Wachnicka, and E.E. Gaiser. 2022. The role of benthic periphyton mats in regulating macrophyte communities in a marl prairie wetland. 2022 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Asilomar, California, September 19, 2022 - September 23, 2022.

    Shannon, T., and E.E. Gaiser. 2022. Experimental assessment of functional redundancy and resilience of benthic algal metacommunities. 2022 LTER All Scientists Meeting, Asilomar, California, September 19, 2022 - September 23, 2022.

    Chavez, S., S. Wdowinski, E. Castañeda-Moya, D. Lagomasino, T.E. Fatoyinbo, B. Cook, R.P. Moyer, K. Radabaugh, T. Troxler, and E.E. Gaiser. 2022. Use of remote sensing to determine damage and recovery of mangrove forests in the Everglades following hurricane disturbances. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting 2022, Montreal, Canada, August 16, 2022.

    Gaiser, E.E., J.C. Trexler, J. Kline, F. Tobias, and G. Kamener. 2022. Restoring connectivity while maintaining oligotrophy: Long-term signals of legacy nutrient spiraling and recovery in wetland algal mats. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM), Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 20, 2022.

    Hoffman, S., J. Kominoski, K.J. Anderson, A. Nocentini, E.E. Gaiser, and J. Redwine. 2022. Freshwater rehydration increases primary production and mobilizes legacy phosphorus in Everglades marshes. Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM), Grand Rapids, Michigan, May 18, 2022.

    Chavez, S., S. Wdowinski, D. Lagomasino, E. Castañeda-Moya, L. Fatoyinbo, B. Cook, R.P. Moyer, K. Radabaugh, J.M. Smoak, T. Troxler, and E.E. Gaiser. 2022. Use of remote sensing to determine damage and recovery of mangrove forests in the Everglades following hurricane disturbances. 2022 FCE LTER All Scientists Meeting, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, March 2, 2022.

    Hoffman, S., J. Kominoski, K.J. Anderson, A. Nocentini, E.E. Gaiser, and J. Redwine. 2022. Freshwater rehydration increases primary production and mobilizes legacy phosphorus in Everglades marshes. 2022 FCE LTER All Scientists Meeting, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, March 2, 2022.

    Hormiga, S., and E.E. Gaiser. 2022. Coastal carbon flux: Periphyton contributions and diatom indicators. 2022 FCE LTER All Scientists Meeting, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, March 2, 2022.

    Kleindl, P., A. Wachnicka, and E.E. Gaiser. 2022. The role of benthic periphyton mats in regulating macrophyte communities in a marl prairie wetland. 2022 FCE LTER All Scientists Meeting, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, March 2, 2022.

    Shannon, T., and E.E. Gaiser. 2022. Drivers of benthic algal metacommunities and their functional resilience. 2022 FCE LTER All Scientists Meeting, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Coral Gables, Florida, March 2, 2022.

    Gaiser, E.E.. 2022. Panel Presentation: Sea level rise, peat soils, and the future of the Everglades. Everglades Coalition Conference, Duck Key, Florida, January 6, 2022 - January 8, 2022.

    Gaiser, E.E., and N.J. Dorn. 2022. Wet season fauna and primary production in Florida Everglades. RECOVER Science Coordination Meeting, Virtual, January 1, 2022.

    Chavez, S., S. Wdowinski, D. Lagomasino, T.E. Fatoyinbo, B. Cook, E. Castañeda-Moya, R.P. Moyer, K. Radabaugh, T. Troxler, and E.E. Gaiser. 2021. Use of remote sensing to determine damage and recovery of mangrove forests in the Everglades following hurricane disturbances. American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, December 13, 2021 - December 17, 2021.

    Gaiser, E.E.. 2021. Pulsing dynamics and the development of coastal ecosystems facing sea-level rise. Department of Biological, Geological, and Environmental Sciences, Cleveland State University, November 12, 2021.

    Mannetti, L.M., E. Cook, E.E. Gaiser, M. Garriga, K. Grove, D.M. Iwaniec, J. Kominoski, T. McPhearson, T. Munoz-Erickson, A. Mustafa, T. Troxler, and M.A. Smith. 2021. Transformative approaches to envisioning and modeling sustainable, equitable, and resilient coastal cities. Coastal Estuarine and Research Federation Virtual Meeting, Virtual, November 1, 2021 - November 11, 2021.

    Gaiser, E.E.. 2021. Plenary: Sea level rise and the future of the Florida Everglades. United States Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites. Virtual International Symposium on Preserving World Heritage in a Changing Climate, Virtual, October 28, 2021.

    Strickland, N.D., J.C. Trexler, E.E. Gaiser, and D. Gann. 2021. Using spatially balanced vegetation mapping to improve aquatic animal biomass estimates. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting 2021, Virtual, August 2, 2021 - August 6, 2021.

    Kominoski, J., S.C. Neubauer, R. Bremen, A. Camacho, A. Camacho-Santamans, S.P. Charles, J.A. Cherry, E.E. Gaiser, K. Gedan, A.M. Helton, E. Herbert, K. Ishtiaq, M.L. Kirwan, K.W. Krauss, L. Lamb-Wotton, D. Morant, G.B. Noe, M.J. Osland, T. Troxler, K. Tully, and B.J. Wilson. 2021. Net ecosystem productivity maximized at intermediate salinity increases in diverse coastal wetlands. Association of the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Virtual Meeting, Virtual, June 22, 2021 - June 27, 2021.

    Smith, M.A., J. Kominoski, E.E. Gaiser, N.B. Grimm, L.E. McPhillips, B.R. Rosenzweig, A. Ruhi, and T. Troxler. 2021. Synchronizing hydrology in urban watersheds: flow-shunt flood-pulse concept. Association of the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Virtual Meeting, Virtual, June 22, 2021 - June 27, 2021.

    Gaiser, E.E.. 2021. Pulsing dynamics and the development of coastal ecosystems facing sea-level rise . Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, Virtual, June 8, 2021.

    Gaiser, E.E.. 2021. Periphyton and vegetation monitoring for the adaptive management of the Upper Taylor Slough (UTS) hydrological changes. Annual meeting of the Upper Taylor Slough Adaptive Management Team, Virtual, May 21, 2021.

    Castañeda-Moya, E., V.H. Rivera-Monroy, R.M. Chambers, X. Zhao, L. Lamb-Wotton, A. Gorsky, E.E. Gaiser, T. Troxler, J. Kominoski, and M. Hiatt. 2021. Hurricane-induced P Deposition Effects on Plant-Soil Feedbacks in Karstic-Dominated Mangroves of the Florida Coastal Everglades. Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) Meeting, Virtual, April 21, 2021.

    Gaiser, E.E., J.C. Trexler, J. Kline, F. Tobias, and R. Travieso. 2021. Long-term Periphyton Dynamics Reflect Legacy Nutrient Sources and Downstream Biological Spiraling Along the Eastern Boundary of Everglades National Park. Greater Everglades Ecosystem Restoration (GEER) Meeting, Virtual, April 20, 2021.

    Gaiser, E.E., and F. Tobias. 2021. Long-term studies of calcareous benthic diatom assemblages in the Florida Everglades. Diatom Web Academy, Virtual, March 16, 2021.

    Gaiser, E.E., J.C. Trexler, J. Kline, F. Tobias, and R. Travieso. 2021. Long-term dynamics of periphyton along the eastern boundary of Everglades National Park. South Florida Natural Resource Center, Virtual, February 10, 2021.

    Gaiser, E.E.. 2021. Biodiversity patterns in the unusual benthic diatom communities of karstic Caribbean wetlands. Virtual presentation to the Caribbean Biodiversity course. Florida International University., Virtual, January 1, 2021.

    Gaiser, E.E.. 2021. The state of the Everglades from tiny glass houses. Virtual presentation to the Doctor of Design Program. Florida International University, Virtual, January 1, 2021.