Eastern Brazil Marine Ecoregion Coastal Habitats - Espirito Santo - Brazil
Eastern Brazil Marine Ecoregion Coastal Habitats - Espirito Santo
Sublittoral biogenic reefs
The LTER HCES site (or PELD-HCES) is a coastal marine protected area on the tropical Eastern Brazil Marine Ecoregion (Spalding et al., 2007), with includes a transition estuarine ecosystem composed of two estuaries, coastal sand beaches, algal reefs and maerl beds distributed along the inner continental shelf to depths og 50-60 meters.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
This LTER site was first created in 2017, and will start a systematic data acquisition of environmental (climate, seawater salinity, dissolved O2, and temperature) along the estuaries and on the coastal zone. Biological benthic communities will be used as proxy to study long-term environmental changes, together with local experiments and ecological assessments of the marine biodiversity and function within critical habitats. Contact: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Affiliation and Network Specific Information