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July 31, 2009

Beautiful Blackwater

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is a gem in southern Dorchester County, Maryland. Covering more than 27,000 acres of mostly tidal marsh, Blackwater is a well-known haven for migratory birds in the winter, but still offers much to see during the summer, including the endangered Delmarva fox squirrel and any number of waterbirds, frogs, and mammals […]

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July 24, 2009

Our next book on coastal ecosystem assessment

We have all been working hard this week trying to finish up our next book, entitled “Integrating and Applying Science: A handbook for effective coastal ecosystem assessment.” Here’s a little sneak peek at the book. We have structured it around the information in this triangle: It covers collecting and analyzing scientific data, through to integrating […]

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July 16, 2009

The Battlefields

Bill Dennison and Jane Thomas from IAN spent the last two days up at Monocacy National Battlefield and Manassas National Battlefield Park. They are part of the National Capital Region Network of parks, and IAN is in the process of conducting a natural resource condition assessment of these two parks, along with Antietam National Battlefield. […]

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July 13, 2009

Water quality monitoring with the Chester River Association

Last Wednesday, IAN went out with the Chester River Association on one of their weekly water quality monitoring trips on the Chester River. You know what they say – a bad day in the field is better than a good day in the office. And this was a great day in the field! The Chester […]

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July 6, 2009

An Eastern Shore overflight

Last Thursday, Bill Dennison and Jane Thomas from IAN and Mike Malpezzi from the Horn Point Lab took to the skies for a photographic expedition over the Eastern Shore. The unseasonably low humidity meant better visibility than you might expect this time of year, so we decided to take advantage of that. Overflights are a […]

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