Research Opportunities & Needs

Controlled burn

A prescribed burn coordinated with park scientists and park fire officials to examine the effects of fire on Phragmites australis, an invasive plant, in a restored salt marsh.


Research Opportunities

The Atlantic Research & Learning Center (ARLC) has ambitious research goals. The ARLC looks to expand upon research partnerships with individuals, colleges and universities, public agencies, and non-governmental organizations. The ARLC fosters research that contributes to National Park Service management objectives.

Cape Cod National Seashore has a proud history of supporting both independent and collaborative research within its borders. The ARLC plays an important role in providing researchers with the resources and facilities they need to carry out their work.

If you are interested in learning more about past and present research taking place at Cape Cod National Seashore, please visit the NPS Research Permit and Reporting System website and review the archive of Investigator's Annual Reports. These reports are mandatory year-end summaries written by Principal Investigators intended to record and communicate objectives and progress of all permitted research projects. You should also review the ARLC Research Catalog below.

Please take the time to explore our online resources and obtain a better understanding of the research taking place at Cape Cod National Seashore. The more you know about what the Seashore has to offer, the better we can help you meet your goals.


ARLC Research Catalog

Research Catalog

The Research Catalog provides in-depth descriptions of the most pressing research needs for Cape Cod National Seashore within the natural and cultural resource sciences. Last published in 2003, it is not meant to be an exhaustive guide. Please contact the Research and Monitoring Program Coordinator for up-to-date information in your field of interest.

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