Effective monitoring to evaluate ecological restoration in the Gulf of Mexico

Gulf Oil Spill Bird Treatment in Louisiana. Photo source: ©© Brian Epstein / IBRRC


To improve and ensure the efficacy of restoration efforts in the Gulf of Mexico following Deepwater Horizon — the largest oil spill in US history — a new report recommends a set of best practices for monitoring and evaluating ecological restoration activities.

The report finds that the majority of past U.S. restoration efforts have not been adequately monitored to assess or improve restoration efficacy. To date, monitoring activities have been dramatically underfunded, and very few programs monitor environmental and social results…

Read Full Article, Science Daily (07-26-2016)

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