Seagrass-eutrophication interactions: Role of spatial pattern
Principal Investigator:W. Michael Kemp
Start/End Year:2000 to 2003
Institution:Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
Co-Principal investigator:Laura Murray, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science
The overall objective of this proposal is to establish quantitative and mechanistic understanding of how variations in spatial distribution (abundance, patchiness) of seagrasses influence the plant susceptibility to eutrophication stresses. This basic scientific information will be translated into simulation formats suitable: 1) for transfer to water quality models for nutrient management; 2) for improving transplantation success; and 3) for educating K-12 students.