Dr. Richard Bartleson

At SCCF, Rick has been mainly involved with research and monitoring projects on the effects of Caloosahatchee flow and management on the estuary and Gulf of Mexico. Specifically around Sanibel, his work tracks the effects of salinity, dark water, and nutrients, hypoxia, occurrence of macroalgae blooms, seagrass and tape grass distributions,  and the occurrence of red tides. He is collaborating with local, state, and federal agencies, local non-profits, and universities and he is a Courtesy Faculty at Florida Gulf Coast University.
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