SPOTLIGHT: Science and Environment

Roseate Spoonbills: A Pink Canary in a Coal Mine Jerry Lorenz, PhD, State Director of Research, Audubon Florida

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Using more than 80 years of data on the nesting ecology of Roseate Spoonbills in Florida Bay, Dr. Lorenz shows how these birds responded to urban development in the Keys, altered freshwater flows in the Everglades and are now responding to sea level rise and global climate change.

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Jerry Lorenz, PhD, State Director of Research, Audubon Florida

Jerry Lorenz, PhD is the State Research Director for Audubon Florida and has spent more than 25 years performing applied ecological studies in Florida Bay and the Everglades. His primary research focus has been on the effect of water management practices on Florida Bay by examining food web dynamics of the Roseate Spoonbill.

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