Our Mission

  • To provide information, methods, and guidelines to implement and evaluate ecosystem management concepts, practices, and effects on water, soil and forest resources.
  • To improve knowledge, baseline data, and predictive methods that are required to evaluate effects of the atmospheric environment on forested watersheds in the southeastern U.S.

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Putting Mangrove Data to Work in East Africa

Mangrove forests are among the most carbon-rich ecosystems on the planet. Their stilt-like roots trap carbon and other nutrients that rivers have carried to the coastal deltas where mangroves grow. They act as a buffer, protecting coastlines and the people who live there from increasingly strong seas and storm surges. People depend on mangrove forests as nurseries for fish and as sources of wood fuel and timber.


CATT - Staunton River Fun

Get a first-person, “fish eye” view of a brook trout inventory! The Southern Research Station Center for Aquatic Technology Transfer team counts trout populations each year. Follow along with one trout to learn how and why these inventories are performed.


Brook Trout Population Monitoring at Shenandoah National Park

We took a trip to Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to meet up with the Center for Aquatic Technology Transfer team and see a trout stream inventory in action!

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