Site Profile

Bayou Heron (Photo by B. Ehmen)

Bayou Heron (Photo by B. Ehmen)

The Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) Site Profile characterizes the environmental features, habitat types, species distribution and biological communities within the Reserve.

The Site Profile was completed in 2007 and provided a starting point from which the Grand Bay NERR staff, resource managers and collaborators used to develop research, stewardship and educational activities.

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Grand Bay NERR Site Profile

CONTENTS
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION TO THE GRAND BAY NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE
CHAPTER 2 GEOLOGICAL FRAMEWORK AND EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY
CHAPTER 3 CLIMATE AND WEATHER OF COASTAL MISSISSIPPI
CHAPTER 4 HYDROLOGY
CHAPTER 5 HISTORICAL LAND AND WATER USE INSIDE AND ADJACENT TO THE RESERVE
CHAPTER 6 HISTORICAL WATER QUALITY
CHAPTER 7 WATER QUALITY
CHAPTER 8 POLLUTION IMPACTS
CHAPTER 9 HABITAT TYPES AND ASSOCIATED ECOLOGICAL COMMUNITIES
CHAPTER 10 VEGETATION
CHAPTER 11 MACROINFAUNA
CHAPTER 12 OYSTERS
CHAPTER 13 NEKTON
CHAPTER 14 REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS
CHAPTER 15 BIRDLIFE OF THE GRAND BAY NEER/NWR AREA
CHAPTER 16 MAMMALS
CHAPTER 17 MONITORING AND RESEARCH NEEDS AT THE GRAND BAY NERR