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Projects
Synthesis & Data Management        

Projects in this category aim to provide a consistent method of analysis for marsh dieback and nutria control data
and to provide a central location for the collection, integration, synthesis, and redistribution of marsh dieback and nutria control data.

Task III.1
Receive and post (on LACOAST website) data, reports and other information related to current and previous studies on marsh dieback and nutria control. Maintain data standards for long-term storage and retrieval that are consistent with National Science Foundation’s Long Term Ecological Research standards. Respond to data and information requests related to marsh dieback and nutria control.

For a copy of this proposal please contact:
Scott Wilson
        National Wetlands Research Center
 
  US Geological Survey
        337-266-8644


Task III.2
Provide an assessment and synthesis of the marsh dieback phenomenon within and outside of Louisiana, and a conceptual model describing potential causes and mechanisms of actions.

For a copy of this proposal please contact:
Robert Twilley
        Center for Ecology and Environmental Technology
  Data Metadata   University of Louisiana at Lafayette
        337-482-6146


Task III.3

Project the potential long term impact to coastal wetlands (loss in acres) and the associated plant and animal communities from marsh dieback. Incorporate information from ongoing studies of the Status and Trends and Causation tasks as available and applicable.

For a copy of this proposal please contact:
Charles Sasser
        Coastal Ecology Institute
 
Data
Metadata
  Louisiana State University
        225-578-6375


Task III.4
Project potential socioeconomic impacts from marsh dieback. Incorporate information from ongoing studies of the Status and Trends and Causation tasks as available and the results of task III.3. Socioeconomic considerations include but are not limited to infrastructure, drinking water supplies, storm and flood protection, living resources, industries, and mineral resource extraction.

For a copy of this proposal please contact:
Kim Barton
        Coastal Environments, Inc
    225-383-7455


Task III.5

Convene a workshop of interested parties and researchers to facilitate data exchange, evaluation of remediation progress, refinement of the conceptual model, and refinement of the website, as appropriate.

For a copy of this proposal please contact:
Robert Twilley
        Center for Ecology and Environmental Technology
  Data Metadata   University of Louisiana at Lafayette
        337-482-6146


Task III.6
Produce a comprehensive technical characterization and synthesis report that summarizes all work completed in research and remediation trials during the 2001 growing season. Produce a document suitable for distribution to the public.

For a copy of this proposal please contact:
Dianne Lindstedt
        Center for Coastal Energy and Environmental Resources, Special Programs
  Data Metadata   Louisiana State University
        225-578-5324

 

Task III.7
Coastwide Aerial Survey Brown Marsh 2001 Assessment.

For a copy of this proposal please contact:
Greg Linscombe
        Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries
    337-373-0032
         

 

Task III.8
Perform aerial and ground surveys to monitor spatial extent, changes over time, and vegetation characteristics of coastal marsh dieback in Louisiana and east Texas.

For a copy of this proposal please contact:
Tommy Michot
        National Wetlands Research Center
  US Geological Survey
        337-266-8664

 


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