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US Environmental Protection Agency Atlantic Ecology Division Company Information

  • Narragansett
  • 02882
  • Rhode Island
  • United States


The US EPA Atlantic Ecology Division (AED) conducts sediment and water quality research in a variety of environments ranging from freshwater to marsh and estuarine to near-shore marine environments along the Atlantic coast from North Carolina to Maine. AED�s mission is to develop theory and methods, and analyze data to improve understanding of and quantify environmental effects of human activity on coastal waters and watersheds. Special areas of research include: Understanding, quantifying, and modeling cumulative effects of multiple sources of stress on coastal ecosystems Developing methods for assessing ecological effects of contaminated marine sediments Clarifying the role of biogeochemical processes in effects of multiple sources of stress Developing species, population, and community indicators of ecological impacts resulting from human activities Integrating ecological assessments of watersheds and coastal waters.

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