Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Research Our Science

The CBNERR-MD’s Research Program conducts a series of long-term monitoring and applied research projects within three protected areas of the Chesapeake Bay: Otter Point Creek, Jug Bay, and Monie Bay. These projects help to better understand the effects of land use changes and development as well as climate change on the Reserve’s estuarine resources. Most research and monitoring projects are aimed at addressing local management needs while leveraging resources through partnerships. Monitoring activities that allow for educational outreach, volunteer involvement, and stewardship are also particularly important.

Please follow the links below to learn more about our different ongoing projects:

Links to Weather & Water Quality webpage

Weather & Water Quality

Links to Marsh Surface Elevation webpage

Marsh Surface Elevation

Links to Juvenile Fish Website

Juvenile Fish

Links to Research & Monitoring at Otter Point Creek website

OPC Research & Monitoring

Links to Marsh Emergent Vegetation webpage

Marsh Emergent Vegetation

Links to Marsh Groundwater webpage

Marsh Groundwater

Links to Deal Island Impoundment Webpage

Deal Island Impoundment

Links to Research & Monitoring at Jug Bay

Jug Bay Research & Monitoring

Links to SAV webpage

Submerged Aquatic Vegetation

Links to Scecretive Marsh Birds webpage

Secretive marsh Birds

Links to Science Collaborative research webpage

Collaborative Research

Links to Our Data

Our Data