Landscape ecology has been a major focus of SERC research since the inception of the laboratory and many of our major contributions have been made in this area. The Plant Ecology Laboratory has been involved in several SERC landscape ecology projects and most of our efforts have focused on the role of wetlands in landscapes.
Wetlands are important ecosystems in landscapes because most of the surface and subsurface water that moves through watersheds comes into contact with wetlands. Wetlands also play an important role in the maintenance of biodiversity and a disproportionate number of our nation's threatened and endangered species are associated with wetlands.
Follow these links to learn more about two of our current projects, the Atlantic Slope Consortium and the Nanticoke Watershed.