Northeast U.S. Shelf

Alewives, a species of river herring, make their way from the Atlantic Ocean to a pond on land. Credit: Andrew Jones, WHOI


The research plan for the Northeast U.S. Shelf LTER is guided by an overarching science question: How is long-term environmental change impacting the pelagic NES ecosystem and, in particular, affecting the relationship between compositional (e.g., species diversity and size structure) and aggregate (e.g., rates of primary production, and transfer of energy to important forage fish species) variability?

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Start date is September 1, 2017.


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