SFEI Lead Scientist Helps Author a Method of Wetland Assessment

Wetlands assessment team during a training session near Pensacola Beach

SFEI Lead Scientist Dr. Josh Collins and Dr. Siobhan Fennessy of Kenyon College have authored a new method of wetland assessment. The method will be used this year throughout the US as part of the National Wetland Condition Assessment (NWCA) program being conducted by federal, state and tribal partners led by USEPA. Dr. Collins has participated in the design of the overall program and will participate in analysis and interpretation of the results. A report on the condition of the nation's wetlands based on NWCA is scheduled for 2013.