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Wetlands Ecology and Management

, Volume 26, Issue 3, pp 249–251 | Cite as

Letter to the Editor regarding Surratt D, Shindle D, Yongshan W, et al. Letter to the Editor regarding: Julian P, 2017. Assessment of Upper Taylor Slough water quality and implications for ecosystem management in Everglades National Park

  • Paul JulianIIEmail author
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Response to Letter to the Editor,

Re: Surratt D, Shindle D, Yongshan W, et al. Letter to the Editor Regarding: Julian P, 2016. Assessment of Upper Taylor Slough water quality and implications for ecosystem management in Everglades National Park.

The objective of this letter is to address concerns and interpretations of Surratt et al. (this issue) and to provide relevant facts and further clarification to aid in a balanced interpretation of Taylor Slough (TS) ecology. Topics discussed in this letter include total phosphorus (TP) water quality standards, the assimilative capacity analysis by Julian (2017b), and the road ahead for this region of the Park. Let me begin by thanking Surratt et al. (this issue) for their contribution to Everglades ecosystem ecology, water management, and thoughtful discussion of Julian (2017b). Surratt et al. (this issue) have several themes including the desire for diffusive water delivery to upper TS (UTS) rather than the direct structure discharges of the...

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Acknowledgements

I would like to thank Alyssa Freitag, Frank Powell, Garth Redfield, and Stuart Van Horn for their review and critical comments on earlier versions of this manuscript and the anonymous peer reviewer(s) and editor(s) for their efforts and constructive review of this manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Florida, Soil and Water SciencesFort PierceUSA

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