Ecological Monitoring Program (EMP)

An Ecological Monitoring Program near the VIMS-Eastern Shore Laboratory, Wachapreague, Virginia

  • Sampling an Oyster Reef
    Sampling an oyster reef    PG Ross
  • Amphipod from genus Ampellisca
    Amphipod from the genus Ampellisca    PG Ross
  • Biofilm Array
    Biofilm array    PG Ross
  • Benthic Sampling
    Benthic grab sampling    PG Ross
  • Oyster Spat on Ceramic Tile
    Oyster spat on tile    PG Ross
  • Drone Mapping Marsh
    Drone mapping marsh dieback    PG Ross
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 An Ecological Monitoring Program (EMP) has been established at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science Eastern Shore Laboratory (VIMS ESL) for the coastal environment near the lab.  The goals of the initiative are to 1) provide status and trends information to scientists who study and regulators who manage Virginia’s marine resources, 2) provide a scientific context for scientists’ research and grant proposals 3) provide pedagogical enrichment to educators for their classes, and 4) build capacity in staff expertise and training of interns and students at VIMS ESL. 

2020 Annual Report Summary (pdf)

Full 2020 Annual Report (pdf)

Full 2018-2019 Annual Report (pdf)