The Ecosystem Science Management Program supports science-based management by providing resource mapping,
modeling, monitoring, research and scientific oversight. The primary focus of this program is to support adaptive management of Rookery Bay National
Estuarine Research Reserve's (RBNERR) natural and cultural resources.
Using the scientific method to create
baseline conditions of aquatic habitats allows for objective analyses
of the changes occurring in the state's natural and cultural resources.
The Ecosystem Science and Resource Management programs
work closely together on many aspects of research,
monitoring and management.
RBNERR conducts research through two system-wide efforts -
the Graduate Research Fellowship Program and the NERR System's
Science Collaborative Program.
Research projects have included: