We study how land use and shoreline armoring affect submerged aquatic vegetation. (Photo: NOAA)
We study the ability of stream side forests and wetlands (“riparian buffers”) to remove pollutants in the water draining from farms and developed land.
SERC scientists want to learn how land uses affect habitat for migratory herring in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.
We study how watershed characteristics affect the health and biodiversity of stream communities.
We study the water, sediment, nitrogen, and phosphorus discharged from watersheds in stream water. We want to understand how they are controlled by weather, watershed inputs, and watershed characteristics.