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Seagrass Conservation in Texas Coastal Waters:. Monitoring Design Criteria and Biological Indicators for R-EMAP Region 6 Kelly Fellows 11/26/02. Regional Environmental and Monitoring Assessment Program (R-EMAP).

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seagrass conservation in texas coastal waters

Seagrass Conservation in Texas Coastal Waters:

Monitoring Design Criteria and Biological Indicators for R-EMAP Region 6

Kelly Fellows

11/26/02

regional environmental and monitoring assessment program r emap
Regional Environmental and Monitoring Assessment Program (R-EMAP)

EMAP is a research program to develop the tools necessary to monitor and assess the status and trends of national ecological resources.

  • R-MAP tests the applicability of the EMAP approach
  • Uses smaller geographic scales and shorter time frames.
study sites
Study Sites

Red Fish Bay

Lower Laguna Madre

sampling design
Sampling Design
  • Hexagons were created using the Theissen function
  • 60 hexagons total at each site
  • 1 random site generated within each hexagon
what was measured
What was measured?
  • Physiochemical Parameters
  • Total Suspended Solids/Light Attenuation
  • Nutrients
  • Chlorophyll
  • Drift Algae
  • Seagrass Biomass
a lot of samples
…a lot of samples!
  • 900 bags of biomass cores
  • 600 bags of algae
  • 540 water samples for
    • Total Suspended Solids
    • Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen
    • Chlorophyll
  • physiochemical measurements
results depth and salinity
Results: Depth and Salinity

Depth (cm)

Salinity (ppt)

results tss vs light attenuation
Results: TSS vs Light Attenuation

TSS (mg/L)

Light Attenuation (m-1)

future work
Future Work
  • Create more maps showing kriging of variables.
  • Compare some of the Red Fish Bay data with Lower Laguna Madre.
acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • Andrea Kopecky and Dr. Kenneth Dunton, University of Texas Marine Science Institute
  • Jon Goodall and Dr. David Maidment