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Puget Sound PES

Detailed Description

Puget Sound Priority Ecosystems Science: Integrated, process-based research that provides empirical data and model predictions in nearshore environments, to inform management and restoration efforts and to fill fundamental knowledge gaps. Four key research areas and tasks:

  • Sediment transport and coastal habitat dynamics
  • Habitat complexity and ecological functions
  • Contaminant dispersal, distribution, and biotic impacts
  • Coastal ecosystem and change modeling