The ACER study utilized many types of data to explore the relationship between biodiversity and resilience for Gulf Coast flora and fauna following the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Biodiversity study subjects were from a wide range and included grasses, birds and microbes.
Cameras are a key part of information gathering for environmental monitoring research. Erdman Video Systems, Inc. has provided cameras, technical insight and support for environmental monitoring projects all over the U.S. and around the world.
Canyonlands Research Center provides a good site for drought studies and a working cattle ranch for research purposes.
Shackelton Point data includes records on various lake aspects that go back 50 years or more, making lake trends emerge more clearly to researchers.
Dauphin Island Sea Lab features aquatic environmental monitoring and research as well as an Estuarium full of Alabama’s aquatic life. DISL also features educational programs for K-12 on up to adults, including a program where students learn how to make ROVs.
Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve has a proud history of significant monitoring work that goes back to the beginning of the field of ecosystem ecology. It is also the site of several of the longest field studies in existence.
The sounds of the wild are monitored at Coe College Wilderness Field Station as well as aquatic characteristics. The Wilderness Field Station also features two summer sessions for undergraduate courses.
Swordtail research leads to the realization of a dream: a biological field station in an understudied region of Mexico.
Bull Shoals Field Station is known for its many species of birds and its glade habitat. Environmental monitoring includes weather station and phenocam data gathering, with buoy data soon to be added.
Bodega Marine Lab and Reserve environmental monitoring ranges from tracking water quality to keeping an eye on harbor seals.
Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies and its partners work hard to restore reefs and oyster health, providing many benefits besides oysters for food.
California’s Blue Oak Ranch Reserve features blue oaks, tiger salamanders and sites for valuable environmental research projects including parasitology.
California’s Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary monitors seabirds and marine mammals, including potentially hazardous interactions between whales and ships.
Bodega Marine Lab in California discovers more about the fascinating journeys of oysters, crabs, and other marine creatures by simulating part of their lives using robot larvae.
Ocean Acidification researchers at UC Davis’ Bodega Marine Lab are learning more about how carbon uptake by the ocean is affecting marine creatures.
California undergraduates get to explore wild Montana at the Bob and Mary Neher Field Station, conducting research in chemistry and biology of former mining areas.
Monitoring marine species both great and small, Alaska’s Sitka Sound Science Center keeps track of the health of fish, kelp, copepods and more.
Located at the intersection of several types of habitat, New York’s secluded Shingle Shanty Preserve and Research Station enjoys rich biodiversity, especially in its bird life.
Massachusetts’ Center for Coastal Studies provides important water quality data for Cape Cod and Nantucket Sound via an array of sophisticated equipment and a group of dedicated researchers and volunteers.
Mount Desert Rock offers unique research opportunities and austere beauty to high school, undergraduate and graduate students. Its surrounding waters feature humpback, minke, fin and northern right whales.