Jobos Bay - Photo credit: NOAA
This web resources includes a compilation of lesson plans for grades K - 12 about coastal and estuarine ecology that are intended to complement programs that involve schools in local wetland restoration projects.
This resource includes two related databases that include a range of water quality parameters measured at stormwater outfalls in Beaufort, NC.
This series of field and classroom-based experiments allows middle school students explore the problem of microplastics.
This lesson plan will introduce high school AP Environmental Science students to the concepts of sunscreen runoff and the implications it can have on nature. Students will apply sunscreen water to classroom plants and then draw conclusions about the ecological impactshttps://sciren.org/.
This curriculum resource book, developed by Duke University Maine Lab, describes a series of water quality activities for high school classes, including background material and worksheet handouts.
This is a Senior Honors Thesis written by Allison Kline, an advisee of Rachel Noble. This study was conducted as part of a 2016 - 2020 collaborative research project about stormwater impacts in Beaufort, North Carolina.
This project overview describes a 2016 Collaborative Research project that assessed the ecosystem services of shellfish farming in the North Carolina National Estuarine Research Reserve.
This project overview describes a 2018 Catalyst project led by Grand Bay Reserve that developed standardized tools to quality-check, analyze, and visualize Surface Elevation Table data.
This article, which appeared in Science of The Total Environment, describes a study assessing the extent and causes of potential fecal contamination in the frequently-visited Rachel Carson Reserve, NC.
This is a PhD dissertation written by Adam Gold, an advisee of Rachel Noble. Elements of this research was conducted as part of a 2016 - 2020 collaborative research project about stormwater impacts in Beaufort, North Carolina.
This is a PhD dissertation written by Matthew Price, an advisee of Rachel Noble. Elements of this research was conducted as part of a 2016 - 2020 collaborative research project about stormwater impacts in Beaufort, North Carolina.
These datasets are from an intensive field sampling in and adjacent to aquaculture operations in North Carolina, concentrating on wild shellfish resources and the physical and chemical environment, to assess ecosystem services and potential impacts of the oyster farms.
This dataset contains processed Surface Elevation Table data from five reserves along with metadata, R scripts, reports, and figures, illustrating how SET can be processed, analyzed and visualized.
This resource contains the presenter slides, Q&A responses, recording, and presenter bios from the October 2020 webinar Decision Support for Siting of Shellfish Aquaculture.
This factsheet summarizes the results of a project that studied small-scale changes around oyster farms and assessed larger-scale ecosystem-level alterations to provide a local assessment of ecosystem services of shellfish aquaculture.
This tool provides a framework for discussing a range of criteria when evaluating locations for shellfish aquaculture.
This slide deck summarizes findings from a collaborative research that looked at the ecological impacts and ecosystem service benefits of oyster farms in North Carolina.
This MS Thesis summarizes research on the impacts of shellfish aquaculture on native populations of eastern oysters in North Carolina
This MS thesis summarizes field studies comparing the biological communities around oyster farms with natural or restored natural oyster reefs in North Carolina.