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Plant Census at Smithsonian's Global Change Research Wetland

Scientists have been studying the marsh at the Global Change Research Wetlands for nearly 30 years to track the impacts of carbon dioxide and nutrients on plant growth. Citizen scientists work in the marsh to count and measure all of the plants in the experimental plots and work in the lab to analyze samples.

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Geographic Scope: Chesapeake Bay, Maryland (on campus of Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)

Project Status: Periodically active - recruiting volunteers

Participation Tasks: Classification or tagging, Identification, Measurement, Observation, Sample analysis, Specimen/sample collection,

Start Date: 1987-06-01

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Other Federal Government Sponsor: National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, US Geological Survey, NASA, NOAA/Maryland Sea Grant

Fields of Science: Biology, Chemistry, Climate and weather, Ecology and environment, Nature and outdoors, Ocean/water and marine

Intended Outcomes: Research development, Individual learning, Conservation,