Coastal Ecosystem Processes

Our mission is to provide a sound scientific basis for stakeholder-led efforts aimed at solving coastal water quality challenges.

Our research focuses on understanding the key ecosystem processes affecting estuarine and coastal water quality and algal bloom dynamics.  This research provides a sound scientific basis for management efforts aimed at solving water quality challenges.  Our research is diverse, but broadly focuses on understanding: 1) environmental drivers and ecosystem impacts of nutrient pollution, 2) ecology and drivers of harmful algal blooms, and 3) elemental cycling in coastal waters.