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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf Ecology Division

Acronym U.S. EPA GED
Type Government
1 Sabine Island Drive
Gulf Breeze
FL 32561-5299
United States
Tel (850) 934-9218
Fax (850) 934-2409
Website http://www.epa.gov/ged/overview_dw.htm
Activities The Gulf Ecology Division, a unit of the National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory in EPA's Office of Research and Development, is responsible for research on the large-scale physical, chemical, and biological dynamics of coastal wetlands and estuaries, with emphasis on the Gulf of Mexico. Our research products provide information on the condition and functions of ecological resources, the services to society supplied by coastal ecosystems, rates and causes of ecological change and impairment, and predicted future conditions under various alternative scenarios. Major activities of the research program focus on: (1) approaches and indicators for assessing the condition of ecosystems, including wetlands, estuaries, and coral reefs; and (2) applying a variety of landscape, population, statistical and systems models to predict relationships between stressors and changes in the structure, functions, and values of ecosystems. The Division provides research and technical support to EPA's Regional and Program offices, states, and the Gulf of Mexico Allianceexit EPA.

Created: Last Updated: 2010-05-27

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