Data Report: Synthesizing Salt Marsh Monitoring Data from Four New England NERRs

Report Resource
August 2020

The 2018-2019 catalyst project Synthesizing Monitoring Data to Improve Coastal Wetland Management Across New England compiled salt marsh monitoring data from four New England National Estuarine Research Reserves (Great Bay, Narragansett Bay, Waquoit Bay, and Wells). These data were collected as part of the NERRs System Wide Monitoring Program to help manage local and regional salt marshes. The project used graphical and statistical analyses to assess regional trends in New England salt marsh vegetation, surface elevation, and flood duration.

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This report discusses the project's data synthesis and analysis approach, methods, and results, and provides monitoring recommendations for more consistent future data collection across reserves. A discussion of project findings highlights regional trends in salt marsh vegetation and surface elevation, as well as providing details of changes in salt marsh communities at each reserve.


Burdick, D., C. Peter, B. Fischella, M. Tyrrell, J. Allen, J. Mora, K. Raposa, J. Goldstein, C. Feurt, L. Crane. 2020. Synthesizing NERR Sentinel Site Data to Improve Coastal Wetland Management Across New England Data Report. NEERS Science Collaborative.