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Tiffany Troxler

Tiffany Troxler

Director, Sea-level Solutions Center, Florida International University

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Florida International University
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Miami Beach, FL 33130


  • Director, Sea-level Solutions Center, Florida International University


Tiffany Troxler, Director of the Sea level Solutions Center, is a research scientist with appointments in the Southeast Environmental Research Center and Department of Biological Sciences at Florida International University. Her research focus is wetland ecosystems ecology. Her research employs approaches that include landscape- to local-scale hydrological monitoring of surface and groundwater water quality and ecosystem responses to environmental change. Her research informs management and restoration of coastal and freshwater wetland ecosystems. She currently leads a collaborative effort that will examine the effects of salinity inundation associated with sea-level rise on soil carbon balance in Everglades coastal wetlands.

Journal Articles


Troxler, T. G., J. G. Barr, J. D. Fuentes, V. Engel, G. Anderson, C. A. Sanchez, D. Lagomasino, R. Price and S. E. Davis. 2015. Component-specific dynamics of riverine mangrove CO2 efflux in the Florida coastal Everglades. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 213(Nov):273-282. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2014.12.012. (link )


Troxler, T. G., D. L. Childers and C. J. Madden. 2014. Drivers of decadal-scale change in the structure and function of southern Everglades wetland macrophyte communities. Wetlands 34(1 Supple.):81-90. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-013-0446-5. (link )


Troxler, T. G., E. Gaiser, J. Barr, J. D. Fuentes, R. Jaffe, D. L. Childers, L. Collado-Vides, V. H. Rivera-Monroy, E. Castaneda-Moya, W. Anderson, R. Chambers, M. Chen, C. Coronado-Molina, S. E. Davis, V. Engel, C. Fitz, J. Fourqurean, T. Frankovich, J. S. Kominoski, C. Madden, S. L. Malone, S. F. Oberbauer, P. Olivas, J. Richards, C. J. Saunders, J. Schedlbauer, L. Scinto, F. H. Sklar, T. Smith, J. M. Smoak, G. Starr, R. R. Twilley and K. R. Whelan. 2013. Integrated carbon budget models for the Everglades terrestrial-coastal-oceanic gradient: Current status and needs for inter-site comparisons. Oceanography 26(3):98-107. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2013.51. (link )


Elmendorf, S. C., G. H. Henry, R. D. Hollister, R. G. Björk, A. D. Bjorkman, T. V. Callaghan, L. Siegwart Collier, E. J. Cooper, J. H. Cornelissen, T. A. Day, A. Fosaa, W. A. Gould, J. Grétarsdóttir, J. Harte, L. Hermanutz, D. S. Hik, A. Hofgaard, F. Jarrad, I. Svala Jónsdóttir, F. Keuper, K. Klanderud, J. A. Klein, S. Koh, G. Kudo, S. I. Lang, V. Loewen, J. L. May, J. Mercado, A. Michelsen, U. Molau, I. H. Myers-Smith, S. F. Oberbauer, S. Pieper, E. Post, C. Rixen, C. H. Robinson, N. Martin Schmidt, G. R. Shaver, A. Stenström, A. Tolvanen, O. Totland, T. G. Troxler, C. Wahren, P. J. Webber, J. M. Welker and P. A. Wookey. 2012. Global assessment of experimental climate warming on tundra vegetation: Heterogeneity over space and time. Ecology Letters 15(2):164-175. DOI: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2011.01716.x. (link )

Elmendorf, S. C., G. H. Henry, R. D. Hollister, R. G. Björk, N. Boulanger-Lapointe, E. J. Cooper, J. H. Cornelissen, T. A. Day, E. Dorrepaal, T. G. Elumeeva, M. Gill, W. A. Gould, J. Harte, D. S. Hik, A. Hofgaard, D. R. Johnson, J. F. Johnstone, I. Svala Jónsdóttir, J. C. Jorgenson, K. Klanderud, J. A. Klein, S. Koh, G. Kudo, M. Lara, E. Levesque, B. Magnusson, J. L. May, J. A. Mercado-Di'az, A. Michelsen, U. Molau, I. H. Myers-Smith, S. F. Oberbauer, V. G. Onipchenko, C. Rixen, N. Martin Schmidt, G. R. Shaver, M. J. Spasojevic, T. E. Thórhallsdóttir, A. Tolvanen, T. G. Troxler, C. E. Tweedle, S. Villareal, C. Wahren, X. Walker, P. J. Webber, J. M. Welker and S. Wipf. 2012. Plot-scale evidence of tundra vegetation change and links to recent summer warming. Nature Climate Change 2:453-457. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate1465. (link )

Troxler, T. G., M. Ikenaga, L. Scinto, J. N. Boyer, R. Condit, R. Perez, G. D. Gann and D. L. Childers. 2012. Patterns of soil bacteria and canopy community structure related to tropical peatland development. Wetlands 32:769-782. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-012-0310-z. (link )


Rivera-Monroy, V. H., R. R. Twilley, S. E. Davis III, D. L. Childers, M. Simard, R. Chambers, R. Jaffe, J. N. Boyer, D. T. Rudnick, K. Zhang, E. Castaneda-Moya, S. M. Ewe, R. M. Price, C. Coronado-Molina, M. Ross, T. J. Smith III, B. Michot, E. Meselher, W. Nuttle, T. G. Troxler and G. B. Noe. 2011. The role of the Everglades Mangrove Ecotone Region (EMER) in regulating nutrient cycling and wetland productivity in south Florida. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 41(S1):633-669. DOI: 10.1080/10643389.2010.530907. (link )


Troxler, T. G. and D. L. Childers. 2010. Biogeochemical contributions of tree islands to Everglades wetland landscape nitrogen cycling during seasonal inundation. Ecosystems 13:75-89. DOI: 10.1007/s10021-009-9302-0. (link )


Troxler, T. G. and D. L. Childers. 2009. Litter decomposition promotes differential feedbacks in an oligotrophic southern Everglades wetland. Plant Ecology 200:69-82. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-008-9405-2. (link )

Wetzel, P. R., A. G. van der Valk, S. Newman, C. A. Coronado, T. G. Troxler, D. L. Childers, W. H. Orem and F. H. Sklar. 2009. Heterogeneity of phosphorus distribution in a patterned landscape, the Florida Everglades. Plant Ecology 200:83-90. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-008-9449-3. (link )



Smith, M., J. S. Kominoski, E. E. Gaiser, T. G. Troxler, K. Grove, R. Roy Chowdhury and M. Healy. 2017. Understanding variation in water sources to urban flooding in low-lying coastal regions. Poster presented at the 2nd Annual UREx SRN All Hands Meeting, New York, NY.


Sanchez, C. A., T. G. Troxler and J. Barr. 2012. Variations in CO2 efflux from a riverine mangrove forest as related to tidal, salinity, and temperature dynamics. Poster presented at the 2012 Florida Coastal Everglades LTER All Scientists Meeting, 15-16 March, 2016, Miami. FL. (link )



Smith, M., J. S. Kominoski, E. E. Gaiser and T. G. Troxler. 2018. Th urban flood pulse concept: Effects of extreme tides and runoff on biogeochemical cycling in urban river networks. Presentation at the 3rd Annual UREx All Hands Meeting, March 19-21, 2018, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ.


Troxler, T. G. 2016. Collaborative research through the Sea Level Solution Center. Presentation at the Knight Foundation Meeting, Miami, Florida.


Troxler, T. G. 2015. Urban resilience to extreme events: UREx Sustainability Research Network. Presentation at the International Long-Term Ecological Research Network Annual Meeting, Rome, Italy.