The Chesapeake Bay-Virginia Reserve promotes, supports, coordinates and engages in basic and applied research and monitoring efforts at managed areas within Virginia's coastal region.
- There are typically 25 research/monitoring projects conducted on an annual basis by researchers from a variety of state and federal agencies, academic institutions and private organizations within the reserve's boundaries.
- The reserve participates in biological, water quality and weather monitoring programs.
- The overriding goal of reserve research and monitoring activities is to contribute to effective national, regional and site specific coastal management.
- Graduate students conducting research at the Virginia Reserve sites are supported through the NOAA/NERR Graduate Research Fellowship Program and minor research grants. Undergraduate students are also awarded minor research grants to support research conducted within Reserve boundaries.
- CBNERR also participates in the VIMS Summer Intern Program, supporting and mentoring undergraduate students selected to perform summer research projects.
For questions regarding research permits, please contact Dr. Ken Moore (804) 684-7384 or (804) 684-7442.
- CBNERR Research Bibliography (124 kb .pdf),
- CBNERR Special-Use Research Permit Form (pdf)
- Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Permit Form DCR199-043 (for Taskinas Creek Research)
- For a listing of current research projects, click here.