Nearshore: Completed projects

Role of Dreissenid Mussels in Transforming Nutrient Loads Into Harmful Algal Blooms

This project is using a combination of field surveys (to assess dreissenid mussel abundance, seasonal condition and growth), and lab experiments (to measure mussel feeding and nutrient excretion rates) to determine the impact of mussels in transforming nutrient loads into harmful algal blooms.

Contact: Henry Vanderploeg,

Land Cover Assessment Through the Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP)

With GLRI support, updated land cover and historic change information for the Great Lakes has been produced as part of NOAA’s Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP). GLRI specifically supported historic collections (1975, 1985) as well as the upcoming 2015 update. Combining this GLRI work with other NOAA-funded efforts, the result is land cover data that spans 40 years.