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Using Past Seagrass Restoration Projects to Inform Research and Improve the Monitoring of Future Restoration Efforts

Implementing Organization

University of South Florida

Overview

DWH Project Funding

$428,929

Known Leveraged Funding

$0

Funding Organization

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine – Gulf Research Program (NASEM - GRP)

Funding Program

NASEM Gulf Research Program – Grants

Details

Project Category

Science

Project Actions

Monitoring and Observations

Targeted Resources

Human and/or Institutional Capacity

Project Description

Seagrass restoration is becoming an increasingly common management component for enhancing ecosystem health within the Gulf of Mexico. However, the various efforts undertaken by different entities have not yet been adequately assessed to learn about their success over time and inform future restoration efforts. This project aims to synthesize unpublished data from past seagrass restoration projects at more than 250 sites along the Florida coast into a single database, conduct on-site visits of selected projects, and convene a workshop involving researchers and restoration practitioners in order to determine best practices for seagrass restoration design and monitoring. The products will be used to improve both the implementation and the assessment of future seagrass restoration efforts.

Contact

Susan Bell
None
sbell@usf.edu
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Project Partners

None

Affiliated Institutions

None

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