This study investigated the shoreline distribution of native mangroves and invasive Brazilian Pepper on Recreation and Conservation spoil islands in the Indian River Lagoon (IRL). Based on observations made from earlier research and studies, it was hypothesized that a greater abundance of Brazilian Pepper would be found on the Conservation islands due to the absence of human interaction. The results of this study disproved the hypothesis, but factors affecting the results were analyzed and preparedfor replication of this experiment in future studies.
Ambrose, Hailey L., "Occurrence of Native Mangroves and Invasive Brazilian Pepper on Recreation vs. Conservation Spoil Islands" (2016). Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences Student Publications. 44.