Integrated Assessment of Estuarine EcosystemsEPA Grant Number: R828684C001
Subproject: this is subproject number 001 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R828684
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
Center: EAGLES - Atlantic Slope Consortium
Center Director: Brooks, Robert P.
Title: Integrated Assessment of Estuarine Ecosystems
Investigators: Whigham, Dennis F. , Brinson, Mark M. , Gallegos, Charles L. , Havens, Kirk , Hines, Anson , Marra, Peter P. , Rheinhardt, Rick D. , Varnell, Lyle M.
Current Investigators: Whigham, Dennis F. , Bilkovic, Donna Marie , DeLuca, William , Gallegos, Charles L. , Hershner, Carl , Hines, Anson , King, Ryan , Marra, Peter P.
Institution: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center , East Carolina University , Virginia Institute of Marine Science
EPA Project Officer: Hiscock, Michael
Project Period: March 1, 2001 through February 28, 2005 (Extended to February 26, 2006)
RFA: Environmental Indicators in the Estuarine Environment Research Program (2000) RFA Text | Recipients Lists
Research Category: Water , Ecosystems , Ecological Indicators/Assessment/Restoration
This research project is one of four subprojects under the Atlantic Slope Consortium (ASC) center. The overall objective of the estuarine component of the ASC research project is to develop indicators for elements of hydrologically linked estuarine ecosystems, including aquatic animals, estuarine and coastal wetlands, and coastal waterbirds. The development and testing of biotic indicators will be conducted in two types of sampling units: estuarine wetlands and nearshore shallows, which are units analogous to small watersheds being sampled to develop and test Indices of Biotic Integrity (IBIs) for aquatic fauna and Habitat Suitability Indices (HSIs) for species that use these habitats. Estuary segments, which are large units that include deep water habitats, will be used for developing HSI models for highly mobile species, where direct sampling of organisms is difficult and data often are unreliable.
Publications and Presentations:Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 37 publications for this subproject | View all 158 publications for this center
Journal Articles:Journal Articles have been submitted on this subproject: View all 5 journal articles for this subproject | View all 36 journal articles for this center
Supplemental Keywords:ecological indicator, estuary, wetland, fish, invertebrates, zooplankton, birds, vegetation, Phragmites, Indices of Biotic Integrity, IBI, Habitat Suitability Indices, HSI, water quality., RFA, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, Water, ECOSYSTEMS, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, estuarine research, Water & Watershed, exploratory research environmental biology, Ecosystem/Assessment/Indicators, Ecosystem Protection, Ecological Effects - Environmental Exposure & Risk, Aquatic Ecosystems, Ecological Monitoring, Watersheds, Ecological Indicators, Risk Assessment, ecological risk assessment, water sheds, coastal ecosystem, bioindicator, degradation, biogeochemical study, ecosystem assessment, estuaries, aquatic biota , nutrients, ecological assessment, estuarine ecosystems, integrated assessment, ecosystem indicators, environmental indicators, environmental stress, integrative indicators, water quality, coastal ecosystems, ecology assessment models, watershed assessment
Progress and Final Reports:
Main Center Abstract and Reports:R828684 EAGLES - Atlantic Slope Consortium
Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
R828684C001 Integrated Assessment of Estuarine Ecosystems
R828684C002 Development of an Optical Indicator of Habitat Suitability for Submersed Aquatic Vegetation
R828684C003 Integrated Assessment of Watersheds
R828684C004 Socioeconomic and Institutional Research