Category: Jackson Estuarine Laboratory

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Coast Watchers
For the last 50 years, scientists and students have kept their fingers on the pulse of Great Bay and coastal New Hampshire thanks to a UNH outpost tucked along the shores of the state’s largest estuary. The Jackson Estuarine Laboratory (JEL), located on Great Bay’s Adams Point, celebrates its 50thanniversary this year — that’s five decades of research on microbes, oysters, seaweeds eelgrass, lobsters, horseshoe crabs, water quality and so much more. A lot has changed since 1970, but one thing has remained steadfast: JEL’s commitment to advancing the understanding and preservation of estuarine, coastal and marine ecosystems.
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Environmental Microbiology and Toxicology
Environmental microbiology and toxicology research at the Marine School focuses on the interface between living systems and abiotic conditions in natural environments.
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Innovating Tidal Marsh Management
Salt marshes have been managed for centuries, but these ecosystems are now recognized for many services and management actions should support overall marsh health rather than narrow objectives (e.g., mosquito control). 
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Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture (IMTA)
Oyster aquaculture has grown dramatically in New Hampshire during the past few years.
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Measuring Tidal Marsh Responses to Sea Level Rise
Tidal marshes developed in New England during the past 4,000 years when sea levels rose slowly.
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Monitoring of Macroalgae in the Great Bay
As excess nutrients enter the Great Bay Estuary, a variety of nuisance plants can bloom and lead to fundamental changes in the ecology of the estuary – causing loss of habitat critical for support of valuable plants and animals.
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Restoration of Eelgrass and Shellfish Habitats in the Great Bay Estuary
Funded by USDA/Natural Resource Conservation Service; 2005-20080 this project is part of the NRCS Wildlife Habitat Improvement Program (WHIP) and is aimed at implementing multispecies restoration of estuarine habitat consisting mainly of shellfish and eelgrass.
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Seafloor Mapping Using Towed Underwater Video
We use custom-made underwater videography systems to map the seafloor for a variety of purposes.
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory, Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Laboratory Resource
Seagrass Ecology
Seagrass ecology research at the Marine School emphasizes the functional role and ecology of macroscopic marine algae (seaweeds) in nearshore coastal and estuarine habitats.
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