Research & Monitoring

The Grand Bay NERR serves as a living laboratory for the study of coastal ecosystems, including wet pine savanna and emergent tidal marsh. 

The GNDNERR is approximately 18,000 acres and contains pine savannas, salt marshes, salt pannes, bays, and bayous as well as a variety of terrestrial habitats that are unique to the coastal zone. Because Grand Bay is an intact estuarine to upland ecosystem, the GNDNERR is used as a reference site for many research projects. 

To view all of our research priorities, see the Science page. 

Meet the Coordinator

Kimberly Cressman is the Research & Monitoring Coordinator.
She oversees the Grand Bay NERR's Research & Monitoring programs.