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Research Project Title Start End Investigators Research Questions
Altamaha River salinity modeling (view print) 2000 ongoing Alber, Merryl GCE3 Area1 - Drivers of Change
Q3 - Longitudinal Gradients
Altamaha river water chemistry monitoring (view print) 2000 ongoing Joye, Samantha B. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Q1 - External Forcing
Ammonia oxidation in the GCE domain (view print) 2004 ongoing Hollibaugh, James T. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Blue crab monitoring (view print) 2013 ongoing Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Comparative transcriptomics of reciprocal transplants of Spartina alterniflora (view print) 2011 ongoing Richards, Christina L.
Eddy covariance flux tower for measuring gas exchange between salt marshes and the atmosphere (view print) 2012 ongoing Di Iorio, Daniela GCE3 Area1 - Drivers of Change
Q1 - External Forcing
Effect of rainfall variation on high marsh plants (view print) 1996 ongoing Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Q2 - Domain Patterns
Flux tower monthly vegetation monitoring (view print) 2013 ongoing Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
Freshwater plant responses to saltwater pulses (view print) 2014 ongoing Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
GCE CTD monitoring surveys (view print) 2001 ongoing Di Iorio, Daniela
Joye, Samantha B.
GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Q2 - Domain Patterns
GCE Long-term Hydrographic Monitoring (view print) 2001 ongoing Di Iorio, Daniela GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Q2 - Domain Patterns
GCE LTER Sedimentation-Erosion Table (SET) Monitoring (view print) 2001 ongoing Craft, Christopher B. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Q2 - Domain Patterns
GCE water quality monitoring (view print) 2001 ongoing Joye, Samantha B. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Q2 - Domain Patterns
GCE-LTER Altamaha River plant community monitoring (view print) 2012 ongoing Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Georgia Coastal Ecosystems LTER Climate monitoring program (view print) 2002 ongoing Di Iorio, Daniela
Hurley, Dorset
Sheldon, Wade M.
GCE3 Area1 - Drivers of Change
Q1 - External Forcing
Grasshopper distribution within the GCE (view print) 2001 ongoing Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Q5 - Organism Distribution
Hammock groundwater modeling (view print) 2010 ongoing Joye, Samantha B.
Meile, Christof
GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
Q4 - Lateral Gradients
High marsh annual monitoring of Borrichia Juncus mixtures (view print) 2013 ongoing Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Intensive hammock characterization (view print) 2008 ongoing Alber, Merryl
Alexander, Clark R.
GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
Q4 - Lateral Gradients
Long term monitoring of salt pans at Marsh Landing (view print) 1997 ongoing Pennings, Steven C. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Long-term Nutrient (N, P) Additions to a Tidal Freshwater Marsh (view print) 2004 ongoing Craft, Christopher B. GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
Marine invertebrate monitoring (view print) 2000 ongoing Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Q2 - Domain Patterns
Marsh vegetation recovery from disturbance and competition in secondary succession (view print) 2000 ongoing Pennings, Steven C. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Models of salt marsh plant species (view print) 2009 ongoing Burd, Adrian B. GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
Q4 - Lateral Gradients
Nutrient Limitation of Benthic Biofilms Along the Estuarine Salinity Gradient (view print) 2012 ongoing Craft, Christopher B. GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
Photomapping of marsh vegetation (view print) 2010 ongoing Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
Q5 - Organism Distribution
Plant biomass monitoring (view print) 2000 ongoing Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Q2 - Domain Patterns
Salinity variations across the GCE domain (view print) 2006 ongoing Di Iorio, Daniela GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Q2 - Domain Patterns
Seawater Addition Long Term Experiment (SALTEx), a long-term field manipulation experiment in a Zizaniopsis marsh in the Altamaha River (view print) 2011 ongoing Craft, Christopher B. GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
Q1 - External Forcing
Q3 - Longitudinal Gradients
Terrestrial invertebrate monitoring (view print) 2000 ongoing Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Q2 - Domain Patterns
3-way salt marsh symbiosis (view print) 2013 2013 Angelini, Christine
Algal survey and light availability experiment along salinity gradient (view print) 2013 2013 Craft, Christopher B. GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
Altamaha watershed nutrient budgets from 1954 to 2002 (view print) 2004 2006 Alber, Merryl Q1 - External Forcing
Altamaha watershed water quality (view print) 2003 2005 Hollibaugh, James T.
Joye, Samantha B.
Q1 - External Forcing
American alligator trophic dynamics in the GCE (view print) 2006 2012 Silliman, Brian R. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Analysis of historic vegetation changes using aerial photographs and GIS (view print) 1999 2001 Alber, Merryl Q2 - Domain Patterns
Archeological studies (view print) 2006 2012 Thompson, Victor D. Q4 - Lateral Gradients
Benthic diatoms in food webs (view print) 1994 2004 Alber, Merryl Q2 - Domain Patterns
Benthic fluxes to the overlying water column (view print) 2001 2006 Joye, Samantha B. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Benthic primary production (view print) 2003 2006 Joye, Samantha B. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Cabretta Island Groundwater Monitoring (view print) 2008 2012 Wilson, Alicia M. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Can less palatable plants buffer Spartina against runaway consumption (view print) 2011 2011 Griffin, John Q2 - Domain Patterns
Can mussels protect Spartina from mutiple stressors? (view print) 2014 2014 Angelini, Christine
CCU Groundwater and mapping trip - Spring 2013 (view print) 2013 2013 Peterson, Richard N. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
CCU groundwater and resistivity study - Summer 2013 (view print) 2013 2013 Viso, Richard F. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
CCU groundwater and resistivity study - Winter 2013 (view print) 2013 2013 Peterson, Richard N. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Chlorophyll distributions in the Altamaha River (view print) 2005 2005 Alber, Merryl Q2 - Domain Patterns
Colonization of Iva plants by insects (view print) 2014 2014 Pennings, Steven C.
Consumer diversity impacts in salt marshes (view print) 2011 2011 Silliman, Brian R. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Correction for estimated upland areas of marsh hammocks (view print) 2007 2009 Alber, Merryl Q4 - Lateral Gradients
Creek bank seepage fluxes (view print) 2012 2013 Meile, Christof GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Deployment of 7 moorings in the Georgia coastal domain (view print) 2014 2015 Di Iorio, Daniela GCE3 Area1 - Drivers of Change
Do hydrological conditions at creek heads stimulate Sesarma reticulatum recruitment? (view print) 2012 2015 Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
DUPLEX experiment (view print) 2003 2006 Di Iorio, Daniela Q2 - Domain Patterns
Duplin groundwater sampling (view print) 2012 2012 Viso, Richard F. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Duplin River flow measurements in collaboration with CCU groundwater surveys (view print) 2012 2012 Di Iorio, Daniela Q2 - Domain Patterns
Duplin River seston variability (view print) 1994 2004 Alber, Merryl Q2 - Domain Patterns
Ecosystem services in fresh, brackish and marine marshes (view print) 2005 2009 Craft, Christopher B. Q3 - Longitudinal Gradients
Effects of climate on coastal ecosystems (view print) 2007 2012 Alber, Merryl Q1 - External Forcing
Effects of large-scale climate drivers on precipitation and river discharge in the GCE study area and the Altamaha River watershed (view print) 2007 2012 Burd, Adrian B. Q1 - External Forcing
Effects of marsh elevation and bird disturbance on Spartina patch recovery (view print) 2013 2020 Angelini, Christine
Effects of Nutrients and Salinity on Soil Organic Matter (view print) 2014 2015 Craft, Christopher B. GCE3 Area2 - Patterns within the Domain
Effects of Sesarma reticulatum on tidal creek growth. (view print) 2012 2017 Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
Energy dissipation in the Duplin River (view print) 2003 2006 Blanton, Jackson O. Q2 - Domain Patterns
GCE groundwater biogeochemistry (view print) 2001 2006 Joye, Samantha B.
Meile, Christof
Q2 - Domain Patterns
GCE groundwater well monitoring (view print) 2000 2002 Joye, Samantha B.
Ruppel, Carolyn D.
Q2 - Domain Patterns
Genetic diversity in the pulmonate snail Melampus bidentatus (view print) 2009 2012 Wares, John P. Q5 - Organism Distribution
Genetic structure across the GCE domain (view print) 2007 2012 Wares, John P. Q5 - Organism Distribution
Heat and salt flux estimates in the Duplin River (view print) 2003 2007 Di Iorio, Daniela Q2 - Domain Patterns
How does predator species evenness affect a trophic cascade? (view print) 2011 2012 Griffin, John Q5 - Organism Distribution
Hypsometric curves of the Duplin River (view print) 2004 2007 Blanton, Jackson O. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Invasive invertebrate species within the GCE (view print) 2002 2004 Bishop, Thomas D. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Lateral variability of sediment deposition across tidal bars (view print) 2012 2012 Pennings, Steven C. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Maps and Locals (MALS) (view print) 2009 2012 Alber, Merryl Q1 - External Forcing
Marsh plant diversity in Georgia and Texas (view print) 2005 2005 Pennings, Steven C. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Marsh plant studies in support of hammock plant model (view print) 2009 2012 Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
Q4 - Lateral Gradients
Marsh transplant experiments (view print) 2007 2009 Pennings, Steven C. Q5 - Organism Distribution
Mechanisms of succession in GA and AL marshes (view print) 2000 2006 Pennings, Steven C.
Molecular comparison of ascomycete fungal communities (view print) 2003 2007 Hollibaugh, James T. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Mussel Addition Experiment (view print) 2012 2013 Angelini, Christine
Onmivorous crab top-down control on an arthropod food web (view print) 2002 2008 Pennings, Steven C. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Organic matter cycling and iron reduction (view print) 2002 2004 Joye, Samantha B. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Organic matter mineralization and sulfate reduction (view print) 2003 2005 Joye, Samantha B. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Oyster and barnacle recruitment (view print) 2008 2012 Bishop, Thomas D. Q5 - Organism Distribution
Patterns of mud snail and ribbed mussel abundance in the GCE (view print) 2008 2008 Silliman, Brian R. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Plant and soil characteristics of hammock uplands (view print) 1993 2003 Alber, Merryl Q4 - Lateral Gradients
Plant community assemblages within the GCE (view print) 2006 2006 Pennings, Steven C. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Plant secondary succession following disturbance (view print) 2010 2012 Pennings, Steven C. Q4 - Lateral Gradients
Plant strategies across steep environmental gradients of a salt marsh (view print) 1994 2004 Pennings, Steven C. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Plant zonation patterns in Georgia tidal marshes (view print) 1996 2007 Pennings, Steven C. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Processing of salt marsh plant litter by detritivores (view print) 2000 2006 Pennings, Steven C. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Role of tree host identity in regulating the strength of facilitation cascades in tree- epiphyte communities of the southeastern US (view print) 2011 2011 Silliman, Brian R.
Salinity intrusion in estuarine sediments (view print) 2005 2006 Joye, Samantha B. Q3 - Longitudinal Gradients
Salt marsh dieback in Georgia and Louisiana (view print) 2002 2006 Alber, Merryl Q2 - Domain Patterns
Sea level fluctuation induced by winds on the continental shelf (view print) 2004 2004 Blanton, Jackson O. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Shoreline Survey (view print) 2013 2013 Alber, Merryl GCE3 Area1 - Drivers of Change
Short-term responses of tidal low-salinity marsh vegetation to saltwater intrusion (view print) 2013 2013 Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
Snail and bivalve recruitment (view print) 2008 2012 Silliman, Brian R. Q5 - Organism Distribution
Spartina Mussel Mesocosm Experiment (view print) 2012 2012 Angelini, Christine
Spartina Mussel Resilience Project (view print) 2011 2012 Silliman, Brian R. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Spartina species zonation along the Altamaha River estuary (view print) 2000 2004 Alber, Merryl Q3 - Longitudinal Gradients
Spatial variation in nutrient effects on marsh community structure (view print) 2002 2004 Pennings, Steven C. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Subsurface fluxes (view print) 2012 2012 Meile, Christof Q2 - Domain Patterns
Survey of genetic and epigenetic diversity across Borrichia frutescens and Spartina alterniflora sites (follow-up to Richards et al 2004 Ecology Letters) (view print) 2011 2011 Richards, Christina L. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Suspended particulate matter and nutrients in the Duplin River, Georgia (view print) 2003 2003 Joye, Samantha B. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Terminal metabolism (view print) 2000 2005 Joye, Samantha B. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Thermal IR imagery analysis of the Duplin River, Georgia (view print) 2006 2006 Joye, Samantha B. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Tidal harmonics at the GCE monitoring sites (view print) 2002 2002 Blanton, Jackson O. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Ungulate control of facilitation cascade dynamics in oak savannas (view print) 2010 2012 Silliman, Brian R.
Upland manipulation of water flow to high marsh areas (view print) 2015 2018 Pennings, Steven C. GCE3 Area3 - Responses to Salinity and Inundation
Water flow in the Duplin River (view print) 2003 2006 Blanton, Jackson O. Q2 - Domain Patterns
Water use patterns in hydrologic units of the 5 major coastal river watersheds in Georgia (view print) 1999 2001 Alber, Merryl Q1 - External Forcing
Watershed nitrogen input and export of N to coastal systems along the east coast of the U.S. (view print) 2004 2006 Alber, Merryl Q1 - External Forcing
Watershed nitrogen input and export of N to coastal systems along the west coast of the U.S. (view print) 2007 2009 Alber, Merryl Q1 - External Forcing
Waves, turbulence, and circulation in the Altamaha River estuary (view print) 2000 2005 Di Iorio, Daniela Q2 - Domain Patterns
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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.