Plum Island Ecosystems Long-Term Ecological Research Site


Site Resources:






School Yard

Links to other LTER sites

Weather Station
(Field House Web Site)

PIE LTER Brochure


PIE LTER researchers from University of Massachusetts (Martha Mather, Sarah Pautzke) and Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (Kristen Ferry) in collaboration with PIE School Yard and Mass Audubon Salt Marsh Science educator Liz Duff create videos about Striped Bass migration and habitat use.

Why do Stripers migrate up to Plum Island Sound Estuary from as far away as the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay?
Why Stripers Go, Part 1 (8 minutes)
Why Stripers Go, Part 2 (10 minutes)

How are Striped Bass using the Plum Island estuary habitats? Are there hot spots where they like to hang out? Learn about Radio Telemetry Research conducted by UMass-Amherst (Dr. Martha Mather and Sarah Pautzke)
Bass Habitat Use Part 1, (9.5 minutes)
Bass Habitat Use Part 2, (7.5 minutes)

Jim Morris, PIE LTER Co-PI, Director of Belle Baruch Institute for Marine and Coastal Sciences discusses whether coastal wetlands can survive a higher rate of sea-level rise at the Seagrant Climate Network Workshop 2009.
Sealevel rise and coastal wetlands

Environmental information pertaining to the Ipswich River and Parker River watersheds funded from 2002-2004 via an EPA EMPACT grant.
IPSWATCH: Ipswich-Parker Suburban WATershed CHannel

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Cooperative Agreement #OCE-9726921, #OCE-0423565, #OCE-1058747, #OCE-1238212. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.