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Research and Restoration

Research & RestorationPhoto by Dr. Louise Wooton

One of the primary responsibilities of the Barnegat Bay Partnership is to conduct research on issues impacting the ecological integrity of the estuary and to disseminate the results of this research broadly. This is accomplished through a variety of methods; some research is conducted by the BBP staff or jointly with our partners, while other projects are funded through competitive Requests for Proposals (RFPs). The results of these projects appear in peer-reviewed journals, technical reports, newspaper articles, workshops, and invited talks. They are also used to formulate management plans and actions to restore the bay.

In this section, you can search for and download studies and reports on issues important to Barnegat Bay prepared by the BBP office, our partners, and national experts; peruse a list of currently funded research/monitoring and restoration projects in the bay and watershed; or learn more about pressing topics affecting the bay's ecosystem. 

You can also view a list of the members of our Science and Technical Committee (STAC) and link to important committee documents. And for an ever-expanding listing of professionals conducting research and science-related activities within the watershed look no further than the Science Directory.

If you have a science-related question that remains unanswered, please contact the BBP Program Scientist, Jim Vasslides, at (732) 914-8107 or jvasslides@ocean.edu.