Ongoing and innovative research within unique ecosystems is an integral component of CBA’s work. We partner with agencies, local nonprofits, research universities, and the Mattie Kelly Environmental Institute on a wide range of water quality and ecology projects.

The coastal dune lakes are currently at the forefront of CBA’s work. Ongoing and innovative research within these water bodies is imperative to our understanding of these rare coastal formations. Current research on the coastal dune lakes includes water chemistry, plant communities, and fish diversity. As of yet, fish identification data is very limited on the lakes and has the potential to provide valuable supporting information for further conservation of such systems. Each study supports the others, together seeking to provide a comprehensive understanding of the functioning and importance of the local coastal dune lakes. All coastal dune lake research endeavors are undertaken jointly with the Mattie Kelly Environmental Institute.

For a list of research projects, click here.

For a list of publications, click here.