Georgia Coastal Ecosystems -
Long-Term Ecological Research Program
The study domain encompasses three adjacent sounds
(Altamaha, Doboy, Sapelo) on the coast of Georgia, U.S.A.,
and includes upland (mainland, barrier islands, marsh hammocks),
intertidal (fresh, brackish and salt marsh) and submerged
(river, estuary, continental shelf) habitats.
Sapelo Island Microbial Observatory
The Sapelo Island Microbial Observatory (SIMO) is improving
understanding of the fate of terrestrial and marine-derived
dissolved organic matter in the coastal ocean through a
focus on bacterial community gene expression patterns.
Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve
The Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve
(SINERR), located on the western perimeter of Sapelo,
is dedicated to research, education, stewardship, and
sound management of coastal resources in Georgia.
Specifically, we focus on the natural, cultural, and
historical resources of Sapelo Island and the Duplin