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Georgia Rivers Land Margin Ecosystem Research Program:

A comparative study of the transport and transformation of materials from rivers through the land-sea margin.

PIs: Richard G. Wiegert, Robert Hodson, William Wiebe, Mary Ann Moran, Merryl Alber, Alice Chalmers (Dept. of Marine Sciences, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA), Lawrence R. Pomeroy (Inst. of Ecology, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA), Jackson O. Blanton and Clark Alexander (Skidaway Inst. of Oceanography, Savannah, GA)

Support: National Science Foundation

Timeframe: 10/94 - 9/00

Project Overview:
The Georgia Rivers LMER project was funded by the National Science Foundation to examine the interactions between coastal wetlands and rivers and their adjacent oceanic ecosystems, and the influence of salt and freshwater intertidal marshes on processes that occur within estuarine water and sediment. The project focused on the estuaries of the Savannah, Ogeechee, Altamaha, Satilla, and St. Marys rivers, and was a joint effort of scientists from the University of Georgia Department of Marine Sciences, the Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, the University of Georgia Marine Institute on Sapelo Island, and the University of Georgia Institute of Ecology.

Major Findings:

CO2 and O2 Flux

Estuarine exchange

Bacterial communities

CDOM, FDOM, and DOM photochemistry


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This page was updated October 13, 2006