Drs. Merryl Alber and Clark Alexander, are part of a team of 9 researchers from 7 institutions who have received a $2 million dollar grant by the NSF Coastal SEES (Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability) Program, to evaluate the vulnerability of salt marshes to rising sea levels. The research will be conducted at the Georgia Coastal Ecosystems, GA (GCE), Virginia Coast Reserve, VA (VCR) and Plum Island Estuary, MA (PIE) Long Term Ecological Research study sites. The goals of the project are to evaluate how marsh vulnerability to sea level rise compares across sites with different physical and social drivers and adaptation options, and to understand which marsh protection actions local stakeholder groups favor in the context of the broader sustainability and economic value implications of feasible adaptation options.
Engaging and educating students and citizens about Georgia's coasts and the world's oceans.
Exploring Climate Change
UGA marine scientists are involved in understanding how climate change affects the oceans.
Birds at Sapelo Island
Either seasonally or permanently, shorebirds and indigenous species call this island home
Exploring the deep
Exploring the deep ocean of the Gulf of Mexico using Alvin.
Salt Marsh Ecosystems
Understanding the effects of a changing environment on salt marshes.