The ACE Basin Reserve serves as a living laboratory for biologists to study water quality, marsh health, fish, crustaceans, sea turtles and birds, among many other research areas.
Along with a number of partners, we conduct studies to better understand fish and bird populations, shoreline change and impacts to coastal habitats.
We monitor weather, water quality and marsh health across the Reserve to document short-term variability and long-term changes in the estuary.
We develop maps to better understand the relationships between habitat and both man-made and natural environmental stressors.
The water and weather data collected at our research sites over recent decades is publicly available and free to use online.View the Data
The ACE Basin Reserve provides an ideal platform for outside researchers to work in large expanses of relatively undeveloped coastal ecosystems.Learn About Conducting Research in the ACE