Projects Explorer

The NCCOS Project Explorer provides a snapshot of our official, discrete lines of research.
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Biological Vulnerability to Hypoxia from Climate Warming and Eutrophication in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

This project will provide critical information and predictive tools to coastal managers for understanding how species will respond to changing hypoxia conditions from ongoing and ...

Coastal Ecosystem Susceptibility to Nutrient Pollution

We studied the estuaries of the U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico to determine which coastal areas are most vulnerable to changes in nutrient ...

Effects of Hypoxia and Warming on Zooplankton in Chesapeake Bay

Arcatia tonsa is the dominant copepod in Chesapeake Bay and a critical food source for many fisheries species and a link between primary producers (phytoplankton) ...

Hypoxia Response to Nutrient Management in Narragansett Bay

We are developing observational and modeling tools and analyses to help management agencies in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island assess the efficacy of nutrient management controls ...

LEOFS-Hypoxia: Operational Lake Erie Hypoxia Forecasting for Public Water Systems Decision Support

Deep waters of Lake Erie’s central basin have areas of low dissolved oxygen. Weather conditions can determine if this low oxygen (hypoxic) water will be ...

Modeling Hypoxia and Ecological Responses to Climate and Nutrients

We are developing modeling tools that can be used to predict ecological responses to climate and nutrient input management in coastal systems. This project is ...

Predicting Impacts of Climate Change on Success of Hypoxia Management Actions in Chesapeake Bay

We are investigating how rising atmospheric temperature and changing precipitation patterns will affect coastal hypoxia (low dissolved oxygen) in Chesapeake Bay. Hypoxia in the bay, ...

West Florida Shelf Hypoxia and the Roles of Harmful Algal Blooms, Warming, and Extreme Events

Scientist preparing phytoplankton samples for measurements of respiration. Credit: Patricia Glibert, UMCES. We are seeking to understand the physical and biogeochemical mechanisms driving emerging hypoxia ...


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