An Evaluation of the Presque Isle Bay Watershed Fish Community: 2001-2011

The Presque Isle Bay watershed, located in northwestern Pennsylvania, drains a highly urbanized area (62.6% imperviousness) of approximately 26.2 square miles. Tributaries of the bay include Scott Run, Cascade Creek, Mill Creek, and Garrison Run. It has been well documented that urbanization can alter biotic communities and cause declines in the diversity of fishes. Species richness, diversity, and a multi-metric index of biological integrity were used to investigate changes in the Presque Isle Bay watershed fish community at 12 locations between 2001 and 2011. more

Evaluation of Sediment Quality Conditions in the Tributaries of Presque Isle Bay: 2001-2011

The objective of this study was to evaluate the sediment quality conditions at 19 stream sites within the Presque Isle Bay watershed, in accordance with the monitoring recommendations of the Presque Isle Bay Watershed Restoration, Protection, and Monitoring plan. Chemicals … more

Climate Change and Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

Evaluating the risk of range expansions in a changing climate in Pennsylvania Grisè, Sara N. and Light, Theo. Shippensburg University, Shippensburg PA, PA Sea Grant, Erie PA. How will climate change impact non-native species and their movement? The information gained from … more

Newspapers In Education (NIE)

PA Sea Grant provides the content and teacher lesson plans for the Erie Times-News Tuesday "Reconnect with your environment" NIE page. Past pages and lesson plans can be found here.