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South Slough Reserve’s unique protected status makes the surrounding area a living laboratory. The Reserve’s wetlands, waterways, and forested areas offer ample opportunity for research that helps contribute to understanding of natural processes and survey the impacts of climate change, land use, and invasive species.
Latest Published Research
The Reserve’s research program has climate change monitoring goals to increase understanding of local effects of sea level rise, understand how climate stressors will affect air and water quality and priority habitats, monitor climate change and ecosystem function relationships, and advance communication about climate change impacts to diverse audiences.
The Reserve collaborates with partners, including municipalities, Tribes, landowners, and research institutions on projects that contribute to understanding of estuaries and coastal areas. If you are interested in partnering with the Reserve for research you can contact Shon Schooler.
Shon Schooler, Lead Scientist and Research Coordinator541-294-6852Shon.Schooler@dsl.oregon.gov
Field research and project permits
Resources for scientists
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