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Research: Nearshore Habitats and Coastal Stressors

Estuarine & Great Lakes (EaGLe) Coastal Initiative- Atlantic Slope Consortium (ASC)

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 ASC Overall Goal: To develop a suite of ecological and socioeconomic indicators for assessing and managing the condition of the vital resources in the Mid-Atlantic region

ASC was one of 5 estuarine indicator programs under the EaGLe initiative (Funding was through the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (US EPA) Estuarine and Great Lakes Program (http://www.es.epa.gov/ncer/centers/eagles/). Universities within the Consortium: Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC), Penn State University.)



Land Use Patterns
Land Use Patterns


Environmental Indicators
Fish communities
Influence of subtidal habitat, shoreline alteration and watershed land use on nearshore fish communities
Influence of shoreline alteration and watershed land use on nearshore macrobenthic communities
Industry on the James
Tipping points
Final Report
Poquoson Flats