FCE Site Role
Florida International University
Biogeochemistry of the coastal ocean, nutrient cycling in the marine environment, primary productivity of aquatic systems, seagrass physiological ecology, ecosystem modeling
FCE Working groups
Biogeochemistry, Primary Production, Trophic Dynamics
- Mailing address:
- Southeast Environmental Research Center
- Florida International University
- 11200 SW 8th St, OE 148
- Miami, FL 33199
- Email: email@example.com
- FCE Publications (68)Book Chapters
Troxler, T., G. Starr, J.N. Boyer, J.D. Fuentes, R. Jaffe, S.L. Malone, J.G. Barr, S.E. Davis, L. Collado-Vides, J.L. Breithaupt, A.K. Saha, R.M. Chambers, C.J. Madden, J.M. Smoak, J.W. Fourqurean, G. Koch, J. Kominoski, L.J. Scinto, S. Oberbauer, V.H. Rivera-Monroy, E. Castañeda-Moya, N.O. Schulte, S.P. Charles, J.H. Richards, D.T. Rudnick, and K.R.T. Whelan. 2019. Chapter 6: Carbon Cycles in the Florida Coastal Everglades Social-Ecological System across Scales, in Childers, D.L., E.E. Gaiser and L.A. Ogden (eds.) The Coastal Everglades: The Dynamics of Social-Ecological Transformation in the South Florida Landscape. Oxford University Press : New York, New York.
Kennedy, H., J.W. Fourqurean, and S. Papadimitriou. 2018. The Calcium Carbonate Cycle in Seagrass Ecosystems, in Windham-Myers, L., S. Crooks and T. Troxler (eds.) The State of Coastal Wetland Carbon Science, Practice and Policy. CRC Press : Boca Raton, Florida.Journal Articles
Howard, J., C. Lopes, S. Wilson, V. McGee-Absten, C. Carrion, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2020. Decomposition rates of surficial and buried organic matter and the lability of soil carbon stocks across a large tropical seagrass landscape. Estuaries and Coasts DOI: 10.1007/s12237-020-00817-x.
Saderne, V., N.R. Geraldi, P.I. Macreadie, D.T. Maher, J.J. Middelburg, O. Serrano, H. Almahasheer, A. Arias-Ortiz, M. Cusack, B.D. Eyre, J.W. Fourqurean, H. Kennedy, D. Krause-Jensen, T. Kuwae, P.S. Lavery, C.E. Lovelock, N. Marba, P. Masque, M.A. Mateo, I. Mazarrasa, K.J. McGlathery, M.P.J. Oreska, C.J. Sanders, I.R. Santos, J.M. Smoak, T. Tanaya, K. Watanabe, and C.M. Duarte. 2019. Role of carbonate burial in Blue Carbon budgets. Nature Communications 10: 1106.
Wilson, S., B. Furman, M.O. Hall, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2019. Assessment of Hurricane Irma impacts on south Florida seagrass communities using long-term monitoring programs. Estuaries and Coasts DOI: 10.1007/s12237-019-00623-0.
Arias-Ortiz, A., O. Serrano, P. Masque, P.S. Lavery, C.M. Duarte, U. Mueller, G.A. Kendrick, M. Rozaimi, A. Esteban, J.W. Fourqurean, N. Marba, M.A. Mateo, K. Murray, and M. Rule. 2018. A marine heat wave drives massive losses from the world's largest seagrass carbon stocks. Nature Climate Change 8: 338-344.
Howard, J., J.C. Creed, M.V.P. Aguiar, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2018. CO2 released by carbonate sediment production in some coastal areas may offset the benefits of seagrass "Blue Carbon" storage. Limnology and Oceanography 63: 160-172.
Howard, J., A. Perez, C. Lopes, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2016. Fertilization changes seagrass community structure but not blue carbon storage: results from a 30-year field experiment. Estuaries and Coasts 39: 1422-1434.
Atwood, T.B., R.M. Connolly, E. Ritchie, C.E. Lovelock, M.R. Heithaus, G.C. Hays, J.W. Fourqurean, and P.I. Macreadie. 2015. Predators help protect carbon stocks in blue carbon ecosystems. Nature Climate Change 5: 1038-1045.
Gaiser, E.E., E.P. Anderson, E. Castañeda-Moya, L. Collado-Vides, J.W. Fourqurean, M.R. Heithaus, R. Jaffe, D. Lagomasino, N. Oehm, R.M. Price, V.H. Rivera-Monroy, R. Roy Chowdhury, and T. Troxler. 2015. New perspectives on an iconic landscape from comparative international long-term ecological research. Ecosphere 6: art181.
Baggett, L.P., K.L. HeckJr., T.A. Frankovich, A.R. Armitage, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2013. Stoichiometry, growth, and fecundity responses to nutrient enrichment by invertebrate grazers in sub-tropical turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) meadows. Marine Biology 160: 169-180.
Burkholder, D., J.W. Fourqurean, and M.R. Heithaus. 2013. Spatial pattern in seagrass stoichiometry indicates both N-limited and P-limited regions of an iconic P-limited subtropical bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 472: 101-115.
Belicka, L., D. Burkholder, J.W. Fourqurean, M.R. Heithaus, S.A. Macko, and R. Jaffe. 2012. Stable isotope and fatty acid biomarkers of seagrass, epiphytic, and algal organic matter to consumers in a nearly pristine seagrass ecosystem . Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 1085-1097.
Cawley, K.M., Y. Ding, J.W. Fourqurean, and R. Jaffe. 2012. Characterising the sources and fate of dissolved organic matter in Shark Bay, Australia: a preliminary study using optical properties and stable carbon isotopes. Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 1098-1107.
Fourqurean, J.W., C.M. Duarte, H. Kennedy, N. Marba, M. Holmer, M.A. Mateo, E.T. Apostolaki, G.A. Kendrick, D. Krause-Jensen, K.J. McGlathery, and O. Serrano. 2012. Seagrass ecosystems as a globally significant carbon stock. Nature Geoscience 5: 505-509.
Fourqurean, J.W., G.A. Kendrick, L.S. Collins, R.M. Chambers, and M.A. Vanderklift. 2012. Carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus storage in subtropical seagrass meadows: examples from Florida Bay and Shark Bay. Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 967-983.
Frankovich, T.A., J.G. Barr, D. Morrison, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2012. Differing temporal patterns of Chara hornemannii cover correlate to alternate regimes of phytoplankton and submerged aquatic-vegetation dominance. Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 1005-1014.
Fraser, M.W., G.A. Kendrick, P. Grierson, J.W. Fourqurean, M.A. Vanderklift, and D.I. Walker. 2012. Nutrient status of seagrasses cannot be inferred from system-scale distribution of phosphorus in Shark Bay, Western Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 1015-1026.
Kendrick, G.A., J.W. Fourqurean, M.W. Fraser, M.R. Heithaus, G. Jackson, K. Friedman, and D. Hallac. 2012. Science behind management of Shark Bay and Florida Bay, two P-limited subtropical systems with different climatology and human pressures. Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 941-951.
Price, R.M., G. Skrzypek, P. Grierson, P.K. Swart, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2012. The use of stable isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen to identify water sources in two hypersaline estuaries with different hydrologic regimes . Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 952-966.
Frankovich, T.A., D. Morrison, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2011. Benthic macrophyte distribution and abundance in estuarine mangrove lakes and estuaries: Relationships to environmental variables. Estuaries and Coasts 34: 20-31.
Herbert, D.A., W.B. Perry, B.J. Cosby, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2011. Projected reorganization of Florida Bay seagrass communities in response to increased freshwater delivery from the Everglades. Estuaries and Coasts 34: 973-992.
Baggett, L.P., K.L. HeckJr., T.A. Frankovich, A.R. Armitage, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2010. Nutrient enrichment, grazer identity and their effects on epiphytic algal assemblages: field experiments in sub-tropical turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) meadows. Marine Ecology Progress Series 406: 33-45.
Dewsbury, B.M., and J.W. Fourqurean. 2010. Artificial reefs concentrate nutrients and alter benthic community structure in an oligotrophic, subtropical estuary. Bulletin of Marine Science 86: 813-828.
Fourqurean, J.W., M.F. Muth, and J.N. Boyer. 2010. Epiphyte loads on seagrasses and microphytobenthos abundance are not reliable indicators of nutrient availability in coastal ecosystems. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60: 971-983.
Fourqurean, J.W., T.J. Smith, J. Possley, T.M. Collins, D. Lee, and S. Namoff. 2010. Are mangroves in the tropical Atlantic ripe for invasion? Exotic mangrove trees in the forests of south Florida. Biological Invasions 12: 2509-2522.
Kennedy, H., J. Beggins, C.M. Duarte, J.W. Fourqurean, M. Holmer, N. Marba, and J.J. Middelburg. 2010. Seagrass sediments as a global carbon sink: Isotopic constraints. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 24: GB4026.
Armitage, A.R., and J.W. Fourqurean. 2009. Stable isotopes reveal complex changes in trophic relationships following nutrient addition in a coastal marine ecosystem. Estuaries and Coasts 32: 1152-1164.
Herbert, D.A., and J.W. Fourqurean. 2009. Phosphorus availability and salinity control productivity and demography of the seagrass Thalassia testudinum in Florida Bay. Estuaries and Coasts 32: 188-201.
Madden, C.J., D.T. Rudnick, A.A. McDonald, K.M. Cunniff, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2009. Ecological indicators for assessing and communicating seagrass status and trends in Florida Bay. Ecological Indicators 9: S68-S82. doi:10.1016/j.ecolind.2009.02.004.
Ruiz-Halpern, S., S.A. Macko, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2008. The effects of manipulation of sedimentary iron and organic matter on sediment biogeochemistry and seagrasses in a subtropical carbonate environment. Biogeochemistry 87: 113-126.
Collado-Vides, L., V.G. Caccia, J.N. Boyer, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2007. Tropical seagrass-associated macroalgae distributions and trends relative to water quality. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 73: 680-694.
Armitage, A.R., T.A. Frankovich, K.L. HeckJr., and J.W. Fourqurean. 2005. Experimental nutrient enrichment causes complex changes in seagrass, microalgae, and macroalgae community structure in Florida Bay. Estuaries 28: 422-434.
Borum, J., O. Pedersen, T. Greve, T.A. Frankovich, J.C. Zieman, J.W. Fourqurean, and C.J. Madden. 2005. The potential role of plant oxygen and sulphide dynamics in die-off events of the tropical seagrass, Thalassia testudinum. Journal of Ecology 93: 148-158.
Collado-Vides, L., L.M. Rutten, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2005. Spatiotemporal variation of the abundance of calcareous green macroalgae in the Florida Keys: A study of synchrony within a macroalgal functional-form group. Journal of Phycology 41: 742-752.
Fourqurean, J.W., S.P. Escorcia, W.T. Anderson, and J.C. Zieman. 2005. Spatial and seasonal variability in elemental content, d13C and d15N of Thalassia testudinum from south Florida and its implication for ecosystem studies. Estuaries 28: 447-461.
Ferdie, M., and J.W. Fourqurean. 2004. Responses of seagrass communities to fertilization along a gradient of relative availability of nitrogen and phosphorus in a carbonate environment. Limnology and Oceanography 49: 2082-2094.
Fourqurean, J.W., and L.M. Rutten. 2004. The impact of Hurricane Georges on soft-bottom, backreef communities: site- and species-specific effects in south Florida seagrass beds. Bulletin of Marine Science 75: 239-257.
Zieman, J.C., J.W. Fourqurean, and T.A. Frankovich. 2004. Reply to B. E. Lapointe and P. J. Bariles comment on our paper Seagrass die-off in Florida Bay: long term trends in abundance and growth of turtlegrass, Thalassia testudinum. Estuaries 27: 165-172.
Anderson, W.T., and J.W. Fourqurean. 2003. Intra- and interannual variability in seagrass carbon and nitrogen stable isotopes from south Florida, a preliminary study. Organic Geochemistry 34: 185-194.
Fourqurean, J.W., J.N. Boyer, M.J. Durako, L.N. Hefty, and B.J. Peterson. 2003. Forecasting the response of seagrass distribution to changing water quality: statistical models from monitoring data. Ecological Applications 13: 474-489.
Fourqurean, J.W., and J. Schrlau. 2003. Changes in nutrient content and stable isotope ratios of C and N during decomposition of seagrasses and mangrove leaves along a nutrient availability gradient in Florida Bay, USA. Chemistry and Ecology 19: 373-390.
Fourqurean, J.W., and J.C. Zieman. 2002. Nutrient content of the seagrass Thalassia testudinum reveals regional patterns of relative availability of nitrogen and phosphorus in the Florida Keys, USA. Biogeochemistry 61: 229-245.
Peterson, B.J., C.D. Rose, L.M. Rutten, and J.W. Fourqurean. 2002. Disturbance and recovery following catastrophic grazing: studies of a successional chronosequence in a seagrass bed. Oikos 97: 361-370.
Chambers, R.M., J.W. Fourqurean, S.A. Macko, and R. Hoppenot. 2001. Biogeochemical effects of iron availability on primary producers in a shallow marine carbonate environment. Limnology and Oceanography 46: 1278-1286.
- Datasets (8)FCE Datasets
- Recent FCE Leveraged ProjectsSeagrass monitoring in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
Authors: Fourqurean, J.W.
Funding organization: EPA
Time period: 2016 - 2020The south Florida inventory and monitoring internship
Authors: Fourqurean, J.W.
Funding organization: National Park Service - Department of the Interior
Time period: 2016 - 2020
- Recent FCE Presentations
Lopes, C., B. Van Dam and J.W. Fourqurean. 2019. Drivers of air-sea flux in a karst subtropical seagrass ecosystem. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation 25th Biennial Conference, Mobile, Alabama, November 5, 2019.
Van Dam, B., C. Lopes and J.W. Fourqurean. 2019. Air-water CO2 exchange over a subtropical seagrass meadow . Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation 25th Biennial Conference, Mobile, Alabama, November 5, 2019.