Smithsonian Research Stations

These Smithsonian field stations enable scientists worldwide to conduct long-term studies on mangrove ecosystems.


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Smithsonian scientists and their colleagues are investigating important questions and issues related to mangrove ecosystems.

• At the Smithsonian Marine Field Station on Carrie Bow Cay in Belize, scientists from a wide variety of disciplines examine the impacts of environmental change on mangroves.

• In Panama, at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, scientists monitor marine environments and raise public awareness of why mangroves are so important.

• Farther north, in Fort Pierce, Florida, researchers at the Smithsonian Marine Station focus on mangroves and other marine ecosystems of Florida.

• And in Edgewater, Maryland, scientists at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center examine the influences of climate change, excess nutrients, and surrounding habitats on mangroves. They have also established additional study sites in mangrove forests in Brazil, Australia, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia.

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