Marsh Sampling Sites

Site Description:

PIE-LTER has established three plot-level fertilization sites: a Typha dominated site in the upper Parker River Estuary and two sites on Law's Point in the Rowley River Estuary, one dominated by Spartina patens and the other by Spartina alterniflora. Six marsh transects have also been sampled in the Rowley River Estuary, with each transect originally having three sampling locations (x.1, x.2, x.3, with increasing distance from Rowley River Estuary):

(1) Holy Island 
(2) Morris Island 
(3) Law's Point 
(4) Infilling Pond
(5) Sweeney Creek 

(6) Levine Marsh 

Several benchmarks have also been established within the Plum Island marsh system, near the Rowley Field House, on Law's Point, and on Holy Island.

USC Graduate Student, Rob Daoust, measuring surface                               RA Samantha Bond measuring surface elevation 
elevation at the Law's Point fertilization plot.                                                    at one of the Levine Marsh Plot