Jackson Estuarine Laboratory

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The purpose of this guide is to provide a user-friendly and informative guide on ‘How to’ synthesize salt marsh data from theNational Estuarine Research Reserve System (NERRs). In this guide, we outline and detail the steps taken from requesting/cataloguing data to summarizing these data through visual and statistical analysis. These methods can be used at a single or multiple site(s) as well as over multiple years. Though this guide is specific to NERRs and focuses on plant community data, it may also be useful for other monitoring parameters and programs to guide protocol design and analyses. Here, we conduct a synthesis of New England salt marshes using NERRs data collected from the past decade.


Natural Resources and the Environment

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National Estuarine Research Reserve Systems Science Collaborative, NOAA

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