Amphibians are abundant in many of our parks and are sensitive to changes in breeding habitat quality, invasive species, and contaminants.
Several bird species nest in colonies on offshore islands and serve as important indicators of aquatic ecosystem health.
Establishing forest plots can help determine if forest communities are stable and resilient through time.
Invasive plants are a serious threat to the ecological integrity of our parks, so we monitor for new invasions to reduce their impact.
Ecotones are transition zones between habitats and may move in response to changes in climate or hydrology.
Monitoring the rate of change in soil elevation helps us predict the ability of mangrove forests to regenerate.
Periphyton is a fundamental part of the food web as the primary food source for small consumers, including fish and invertebrates.
Last updated: September 5, 2018