By Thomas E. Lodge

 "This fourth version covers the main topics of earlier versions with significant updates of the hot technological know-how and figuring out. If there ever was once an important ebook for Everglades advocates, scholars, authors, individuals of presidency and their organizations, The Everglades instruction manual: figuring out the Ecosystem is an absolute must!"
―Nathaniel P. Reed, from the Foreword

“This e-book is way and away the easiest advisor now in print to Everglades matters -- authoritative, well-illustrated, well-indexed, and readable."
― Martha Musgrove, retired Miami Herald journalist, founding President of the Decision Makers discussion board, and Southeast nearby Director of the Florida natural world Federation

"Given the extraordinary breadth and intensity of clinical actions within the Everglades, Tom inn once more illustrates his savvy as an articulate technological know-how author in condensing the advanced dynamics of this amazing surroundings. …In precis, the guide reports an enormous literature right into a compelling examine the average treasures of the Everglades."
―Evelyn E. Gaiser, govt Director, tuition of atmosphere, Arts and Society, and affiliate Dean, university of Arts & Sciences, Florida overseas collage, changed from Wetlands (2011) 31


The fourth version provides accelerated remedy of topics the place our wisdom of the Everglades and its recovery has significantly more suitable. This extra particular insurance includes:

  • Computer modeling and its functions to the Everglades environment
  • Quantified function of water movement in shaping the Everglades landscape
  • The foundation and evolution of fastened tree islands
  • Sulfur and comparable mercury as wetland pollutants
  • Up-to-date precis of the now quantified monetary advantages of recovery, proven to be a ways in way over the cost

The Everglades guide: knowing the environment, Fourth Edition is a scholarly reference packed conceal to hide with medical information regarding the environment of the Everglades - making an allowance for how greatly the Everglades has replaced. Topically, the ebook covers disciplines starting from ecology, geology, climatology, hydrology, anthropology to conservation biology. Written in Tom Lodge’s trademark obtainable type, this greatly researched textual content is key studying for anyone attempting to comprehend the demanding situations we are facing in restoring this exact ecosystem.

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Lodge became fascinated with the Everglades, both academically and personally. In addition to publishing magazine articles on the Everglades, he wrote and directed an educational film with photographer Jeff Simon (The Everglades Region, An Ecological Study, John Wiley & Sons, 1973), and published on the fishes of the region. After receiving his PhD, he became an environmental consultant, specializing in wetlands and aquatic ecosystems. He has led numerous environmental projects directly relating to the Everglades, including the development of methodology for evaluating the ecological functions and values of historic Everglades wetlands, for the purpose of providing “no net loss” of wetlands.

In the years following the initial writing, I visited Marjory numerous times. Among other things, I asked her about the statement of her age in the first sentence, as it was getting out of date. With her concurrence, the first change was merely from 99 to 100, with a sense of pride in both of us (see Figure 1). But as time advanced without publication, she joked that I should skip directly to 102—which I did! Our final meeting to discuss the book was on March 21, 1993, just a few weeks prior to her 103rd birthday.

John’s contract provided official access to tires and gas, both of which were limited by the war effort. 167 In the 1950s and later, I benefited from friendships with Bill Robertson, Everglades National Park’s first resident scientist, and Fred Dayhoff. “Dr. Bill” pioneered the ecological role of fire in the Everglades, work that shaped my views on plant succession. I met Fred Dayhoff about 1960. He had grown up hunting and fishing in the open glades and cypress country, and became an Everglades park ranger, later assigned to inventorying conditions in the Big Cypress when the National Park Service was preparing to establish the Big Cypress National Preserve.

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