Western Center for Estuarine Ecosystem Indicator Research (CEEIR)
Susan Anderson, Principal Investigator (1); Steven Morgan (1), Gary Cherr (1), and Roger Nisbet (2)
University of California Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory (1), University of California Santa Barbara (2)
The first and overarching objective is to develop indicators of wetland ecosystem health that are both simple aggregations of data as well as more complex expressions of overall ecosystem health. The second objective is to develop indicators of integrity for specific plant, fish, and invertebrate populations within wetlands. The third objective is to develop indicators of toxicant-induced stress and bioavailability for wetland biota. These objectives address significant management goals for the California Coast.