NSF Sediment Project Funded

Tidal marshes are productive ecosystems that provide key services to society such as carbon sequestration, storm surge buffering, and water-quality mitigation. The long-term stability of coastal wetlands is explained by interactions between sea level, plant growth, sediment supply, and wetland accretion, but coastal wetland stability is threatened by land use change and accelerating rates of […]

We got the drone!

We acquired a drone to facilitate aerial photography and change over time analysis of the Plum Island Ecosystem research site. It’s also a lot of fun to fly!

Marsh Import/Export Study

To evaluate the import and export of suspended sediment, nutrients, dissolved inorganic carbon, and other materials to/from the Shad Creek tidal creek – marsh complex in Plum Island, Kevin undertook a 12 hour sampling over a full tidal cycle. The day started early! Sunrise just before low tide.   Kevin and Danielle measuring flow rates […]