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Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research (GCE LTER)

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Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research (GCE LTER)

Acronym:  GCE-LTER

Description:  The Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Long Term Ecological Research site (GCE) was established by the National Science Foundation in 2000. The study domain encompasses three adjacent sounds (Altamaha, Doboy, Sapelo) on the coast of Georgia, U.S.A., and includes upland (mainland, barrier islands, marsh hammocks), intertidal (fresh, brackish and salt marsh) and submerged (river, estuary, continental shelf) habitats.

Web Site:  http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/

Duration:  05/01/2000 to present  (as of 03/03/2009)

Contact Name:  Merryl Alber

Contact Email:  malber@uga.edu

Contact Web Url:  http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/public/app/personnel_bios.asp?id=malber

Mission Statement:  The overarching goal of the GCE LTER is to understand the mechanisms by which variation in the quality, source and amount of both fresh and salt water create temporal and spatial variability in estuarine habitats and processes, in order to predict directional changes that will occur in response to long-term shifts in estuarine salinity patterns.

Information Web Url:  http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/public/research/research.htm

News Web Url:  http://gce-lter.marsci.uga.edu/public/app/news.asp

Monitoring Programs:  
GCE LTER Climate Monitoring
GCE LTER Continuous Salinity, Temperature and Water Level Monitoring
GCE LTER Water Quality Monitoring

Monitoring Stations:  24 stations are registered in the database (search/display)

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