Baltimore Ecosystem Study

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The Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) aims to understand metropolitan Baltimore as an ecological system. The program brings together researchers from the biological, physical, and social sciences to collect new data and synthesize existing information on how both the ecological and engineered systems of Baltimore work. As a part of the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research Network, we also seek to understand how Baltimore's ecosystems change over long time periods. The ecological knowledge we create helps support educational and community-based activities, and interactions between the project and the Baltimore community are important components of our project. Such an integrative project includes many disciplines and many research and educational institutions, both in Baltimore and beyond.

Stream sampling

Stream sampling at BES LTER, June 2002

Urban Watersheds

urban watersheds retain nitrogen

Patch dynamics

Urban spatial patchiness

Mapping Urban Lands

Social organization & processes in Baltimore

Urban Stream

A degraded urban stream

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