Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/P-56

Sediment Biogeochemistry and Seagrass Bed Development: Implications for Restoration and Sustainability

Principal Investigator: 

W. Michael Kemp

Start/End Year: 

2003 to 2005

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Jeffrey Cornwell, Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Description: 

The overall objective is to explore how sediment quality and associated biogeochemical processes change with seagrass bed development and spatial distribution. We will investigate how these interactions affect bed sustainability and potential for successful SAV restoration. The project will also expand ongoing efforts to improve environmental science education by involving school teachers directly into our research.

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