Ongoing research is a core component of the Reserve mission. As one of the 29 reserves in the National Estuarine Research Reserve System, we participate in the NERR System-Wide Monitoring Program (SWMP). This program collects standardized data at specific sites to detect both short-term and long-term trends in water and environmental parameters, nutrients, and biology. In addition to the SWMP, region-specific monitoring (oysters, plankton, etc.) is performed on coastal management issues specific to the northeast Florida region. Meet the Research staff at the Reserve!

We welcome volunteers to help research staff with our long-term monitoring projects!

Our Monitoring Projects

Marsh Vegetation



Did you know that we have a research blog?

Visiting Scientists

Interested in conducting research at the reserve?
We welcome volunteers, interns, students, and other researchers to participate in our research and monitoring programs or to carry out independent projects.

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Research Publication and Resources

For research conducted within or surrounding the GTM Research Reserve.

Click here for a list of publications.