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Estuarine and Marine

Stewardship at the Sea’s Edge and Beyond

Estuarine and marine systems support complex food webs that provide human communities with sustenance, employment, and recreation. The implications of their proximity to shoreside human influences and over extraction of fishery resources include dramatic ecosystem-wide shifts that make successful management of these areas especially challenging.

Likewise, development of methods to observe and understand estuarine and marine systems has lagged far behind terrestrial systems. Biological Conservation brings experience in bridging these gaps with the application of technologies such as acoustic telemetry, underwater video, closed-circuit SCUBA, and acoustic remote sensing. Our expertise includes: resource management plan development; benthic community characterizations; seabed mapping; seagrass monitoring; fish and wildlife inventories; habitat-use studies; assessments of natural community responses to human impacts; and water quality sampling.

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