Environmental Indicators in the Estuarine Environment: Seagrass Photosynthetic Efficiency as an Indicator of Coastal Ecosystem Health

EPA Grant Number: R828677C004
Subproject: this is subproject number 004 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R828677
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: EAGLES - Atlantic Coast Environmental Indicators Consortium
Center Director: Paerl, Hans
Title: Environmental Indicators in the Estuarine Environment: Seagrass Photosynthetic Efficiency as an Indicator of Coastal Ecosystem Health
Investigators: Fonseca, Mark , Biber, Patrick , Field, Donald , Gallegos, Charles L. , Kenworthy, Judson , Thursby, G.
Institution: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Current Institution: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
EPA Project Officer: Hiscock, Michael
Project Period: March 1, 2001 through February 28, 2003
RFA: Environmental Indicators in the Estuarine Environment Research Program (2000) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Ecological Indicators/Assessment/Restoration , Water , Ecosystems

Objective:

The objectives of this research project are to: (1) create an indicator of estuarine health based on seagrasses; (2) examine the physiological state of seagrass in response to environmental conditions and correlate the plant's physiological state with ambient conditions based on both in situ and remote sensed data sources; and (3) evaluate the feasibility of scaling field assessments to remote sensed data sources.

Publications and Presentations:

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Journal Articles:

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Supplemental Keywords:

seagrass, bio-optics, nutrients, bioindicators, conservation, environmental assets, scaling, aquatic, habitat, estuary, coastal, regionalization, integrated assessment, restoration, water quality and habitat management, remote sensing., RFA, Scientific Discipline, Water, ECOSYSTEMS, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, RESEARCH, estuarine research, Ecosystem/Assessment/Indicators, Ecosystem Protection, Ecological Effects - Environmental Exposure & Risk, Monitoring, Environmental Monitoring, Ecological Monitoring, Ecological Risk Assessment, Ecology and Ecosystems, Ecological Indicators, bioassessment, bioindicator, ecoindicator, remote sensing, aquatic biota , indicator plants, diagnostic indicators, ecosystem indicators, estuarine ecoindicator, estuarine ecosystems, aquatic ecosystems, environmental indicators, estuarine waters, seagrass photosynthesis, water quality, biogeochemistry, bio-optics, environmental stress indicators

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2001
  • Final Report

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R828677    EAGLES - Atlantic Coast Environmental Indicators Consortium

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R828677C001 Phytoplankton Community Structure as an Indicator of Coastal Ecosystem Health
    R828677C002 Trophic Indicators of Ecosystem Health in Chesapeake Bay
    R828677C003 Coastal Wetland Indicators
    R828677C004 Environmental Indicators in the Estuarine Environment: Seagrass Photosynthetic Efficiency as an Indicator of Coastal Ecosystem Health