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Developing a predictive ecosystem model for the Lower Laguna Madre

Implementing Organization

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley


DWH Project Funding


Known Leveraged Funding


Funding Organization

The U.S. Department of Treasury

Funding Program

The RESTORE Act Funds Bucket 5: Centers of Excellence Research Grant Program


Project Category


Project Actions

Chemical Aspects Research

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Develop an ecological modeling system for sustainable management of the Lower Laguna Madre, a data-poor yet ecologically important region of the Gulf of Mexico.


Larry McKinney
(361) 825-2070
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Project Partners

Chip Breier, David Hicks, Warren Pulich, Hudson DeYoe

Affiliated Institutions

Grant funds to support research into estuarine ecological functions, developing predictive tools for sustainable management of the LLM, and developing a system-level approach to observing and monitoring the LLM that can be used into the future.

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