Technical Reports

The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program works with scientists from other organizations to study Sarasota-Manatee area bays and produce reports that help further the understanding and science-based management of area estuaries and creeks. These reports are listed below by year of publication.

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2019

Southwest Florida Tidal Creeks: Nutrient Management Framework And Indicator Development. 2019. Prepared by Janicki Environmental, Inc. and Mote Marine Laboratory.

Preliminary Assessment of Sarasota Bay Water Quality Trends: Letter Memorandum. 2019. Prepared by ESA (D. Tomasko, E. Keenan).

Revised NNC for Sarasota Bay Estuarine Nutrient Region. 2019. Prepared by Janicki Environmental, Inc. (M. Wessel).

2018

Living Shorelines: Guidance for Sarasota Bay Watershed. 2018. Prepared by ESA (D. Rosensweig).

Widespread recovery of seagrass coverage in Southwest Florida (USA): Temporal and spatial trends and management actions responsible for success. 2018. Marine Pollution Bulletin 135:1128-1137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.08.049 (D. Tomasko, M. Alderson, R. Burnes, J. Hecker, J. Leverone, G. Raulerson, E. Sherwood).

2017

Embracing Our Future: SBEP Climate Vulnerability Assessment. 2017. Prepared by Shafer Consulting and SBEP (J. Shafer, D. Shafer, D. Young).

Water quality criteria for seagrass protection in Sarasota Bay: an optical model and assessment tool. 2017. Prepared by Mote Marine Laboratory and Janicki Environmental, Inc. (L.K. Dixon and M. Wessel).

Coastal Habitat Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program Report: Florida. Chapter 5 - Sarasota Bay. 2017. Prepared by FWCC-FWRI (K. Radabaugh, C. Powell, R. Moyer (eds.); J. Leverone, J. Perry, K. Kaufman (contributing authors)).

Exploratory Analysis to Evaluate Tidal Creek Fish Habitat Preferences in the Context of Larger Tidal Tributaries. 2017. Prepared by Janicki Environmental, Inc. (M. Wessel).

2016

Southwest Florida Tidal Creeks Nutrient Study: Final Report. 2016. Prepared by Janicki Environmental, Inc. and Mote Marine Laboratory (M. Wessel).

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Five-Year Habitat Restoration Plan (FY2016-FY2020). 2016. Prepared by Scheda Ecological Associates.

2013

Year 3 Data Summary Report: Nekton of Sarasota Bay and a Comparison of Nekton Community Structure in Adjacent Southwest Florida Estuaries. 2013. Prepared by FWCC-FWRI (T. MacDonald, R. Jones, E. Weather, R. McMichael, Jr.).

Fish, Water Quality, and Watershed Data for Sarasota Bay: Data Compilation, Review, and Analysis. 2013. Prepared by Janicki Environmental, Inc. and Mote Marine Laboratory (M. Wessel, N. Brennan, C. Schoonard, L.K. Dixon).

2010

Nekton of Sarasota Bay and a Comparison of Nekton Community Structure in Adjacent Southwest Florida Estuaries. 2010. Prepared by FWCC-FWRI (T. MacDonald, E. Weather, P.W. Stevens, R. McMichael, Jr.).

Numeric Nutrient Criteria for Sarasota Bay. 2010. Prepared by Janicki Environmental, Inc.

Increase in bay scallop (Argopecten irradians) populations following releases of competent larvaue in two West Florida estuaries. 2010. Journal of Shellfish Research 29(2): 395-406. (J. Leverone, S. Geiger, S. Stephenson, W. Arnold)

2008

Final Report of the Sarasota and Tampa Bay Artificial Reef Evaluation of the Influence of Reef Number and Artificial Habitat on Fish Colonization. 2008. Prepared by Mote Marine Laboratory (B. Blackburn, K. Leber, S. Peatrowsky).

Sarasota Bay Estuary Program Outfall Prioritization Project. 2008. Prepared by PBS&J.

Seagrass targets for the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program. 2008. Prepared by Janicki Environmental, Inc. (A. Janicki, M. Dema, R. Nijbroek).

2003

Analysis of Changes in Seagrass Coverage, 1996-1999 and 1999-2001, for Anna Maria Sound, Sarasota, Roberts, Little Sarasota, and Blackburn Bays. 2003. Prepared by Mote Marine Laboratory (L.K. Dixon, J. Perry).

Sarasota Bay Juvenile Fisheries Habitat Assessment. 2003. Prepared by VHB and Steven Sauers Environmental Management (G. Serviss and S. Sauers).

1993

Bivalved shellfish contamination assessment. 1993. Prepared by Mote Marine Laboratory (L.K. Dixon, J. Sprinkel, N. Blake, G. Rodrick, R. Pierce).

Bay Bottom Habitat Assessment. 1993. Prepared by Mote Marine Laboratory (J. Culter and J. Leverone).

Water and Sediment Quality: Trends and Status for Sarasota Bay. 1993. Prepared by Mote Marine Laboratory (S. Lowrey, L.K. Dixon, P. Sherblom, M. Heyl).

1992

Sarasota Bay Fisheries Resource Assessment. 1992. Prepared by Mote Marine Laboratory (R. Edwards, R. Hueter).

Bivalved shellfish of Sarasota Bay: a framework for action. 1992. Prepared by Mote Marine Laboratory (L.K. Dixon).

Sarasota Bay: Framework for Action. 1992. Prepared by SBEP (M. Alderson, D. Tomasko, H. Smith, S. Walker with P. Roat, C. Ciccolella (eds.) and R. Beaman, P. Clark, J. Culter, R. Dean, L.K. Dixon, R. Edwards, E. Estevez, M. Heyl, S. Lowrey, S. Peene, Y.P. Sheng, C. Truitt, R. Wells, J. Whelan).

Sediment Contaminants in Selected Sarasota Bay Tributaries. 1992. Prepared by Mote Marine Laboratory (L.K. Dixon).

Point/Non-Point Source Pollution Loading Assessment Phase I. 1992. Prepared by CDM.

1988

A bibliography on Sarasota Bay, Florida: Its Resources and Surrounding Areas. 1988. Prepared by Mote Marine Laboratory (E. Estevez, G. Blanchard).

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