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Forecasting the Spread and Bioeconomic Impacts of ...

We are developing predictions of the arrival and economic impact of non-native aquatic invasive species to better respond to current invasions and prevent future invasions. We are combining scientific, economic, ...
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Great Lakes Mussel Watch Sites Land-use Characteri...

Land use is an important parameter in the assessment of coastal waters, as land-based activities and land-based pollution affect the quality of downstream environments. Land uses and land-use change around ...
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NCCOS Briefs Environmental Legislators on Harmful ...

Earlier this month, Dr. Quay Dortch (manager of the NCCOS Ecology and Oceanography of Harmful Algal Blooms Program) addressed theOceans and Coast sub-group of the National Caucus of Environmental Legislators ...
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NCCOS Supports Climate Change Research in Rocky Mo...

Earlier this month, Dr. Suzanne Bricker from NCCOS participated in an expedition to collect sediment and water from a high altitude lake (10,400'elevation) in Rocky Mountain National Park. The lake,Loch ...
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Potential Impacts of Asian Carp in Lake Erie

As the invasive Asian Carp move up the Illinois River threatening the Great Lakes, managers and policy makers struggle with the question of what impact the invasive fish will have ...
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Hypoxia Task Force Makes Progress to Reduce Runoff...

The Mississippi River Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient Task Force ('Hypoxia Task Force') works to reduce and control hypoxia, or the dead zone, in the Gulf of Mexico. At the ...
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Sea Level Rise Scenario Project Wins Advanced Comp...

The Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) group awarded $56,000 to an NCCOS-sponsored project that is integrating models to assess the ecological impacts of sea level rise. XSEDE selected the ...
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New Molecular Tool Screens Bait Fish for Invasive ...

Sixty-nine of180 aquatic invasivespecies (AIS) in the Great Lakes regionare fish, many of which pose threats to native species and ecosystem functioning. One potential pathway for AIS introductions is the ...
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Invasive Asian Carp Could Establish in Lake Erie w...

A recent study found that if Asian carp establishes in Lake Erie, the native fisheries might not be significantly affected. Based on consultations with Great Lakes and fisheries specialists, the ...
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Spring Flood Outlook Has Implications for Gulf of ...

The NOAA 2014 U.S. Spring Flood Risk Assessment provides an important first look at some of the factors that influence summer hypoxia (low dissolved oxygen) in the Gulf of Mexico ...
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Can Asian Carp Barriers Protect the Great Lakes?

Invasive species such as zebra mussels have substantially changed the Great Lakes, with Asian carp poised to become the next and most serious invasive threat. Scientists leading a pioneering NCCOS-sponsoredproject ...
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Managing America’s Corn Belt to Restore the ...

NCCOS is participating in a public-private program to reduce nutrient inputs to the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic ('dead') zone that managers expect to simultaneously benefit threatened native grassland bird species ...
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Environmental toxicology data collected by the National Status and Trends Program for monitoring contaminants in coastal United States marine water bodies from 01 Jan 1960 to 05 May 2010 (NODC Accession 0074376)

The National Status and Trends Program is comprised of three nationwide programs: Benthic Surveillance, Mussel Watch, and Bioeffects. These programs are in place to observe estuarine and coastal waters nationwide to describe the current status and detect changes in the ...
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