Baltimore Ecosystem Study, Long-Term Ecological Research Network Office

Data Center Description
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.


[Summary provided by BEC.]