Overview of Leetown Science Center
Resource Management Problems Currently Addressed by LSC
- Declining populations of anadromous fish in the eastern U.S. including Atlantic salmon, sturgeon, and shad.
- Declining populations and species diversity of freshwater mussel communities.
- Impacts and mitigation of structures which impede the natural movement of fish in eastern rivers.
- Disease impacts on wild fish populations and their overall health and associated effects of stress resulting from degraded habitats and contaminants.
- Impacts of landscape changes on species, communities, and ecosystem.
- Appalachian streams and rivers degraded as a result of acidic and metal laden waters discharged from coal mines.
- Sources, fates, and effects of contaminants such as mercury, in aquatic communities.
- Distribution of rare and endangered plants and vegetation communities
- Exotic species which imperil native plant and animal communities.
- Restoration of large mammals on federal lands.
- Resource decisions hampered by lack of information and/or effective technologies.
Team Research and Research Direction
- Freshwater Bivalves
- Atlantic salmon
- Fish Passage
- Appalachian Stream Restoration
- Biological Response to Landscape Change
- Bureau of Reclamation
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Fish and Wildlife Service
- Forest Service
- National Park Service
- National Marine Fisheries Service
- Non-Government Agencies and Interest Groups
- Tennessee Valley Authority
- U.S. Geological Survey
- Chesapeake Bay
- Eastern Brook Trout
- Exotic Fish Impacts on Native Unionid Fish Hosts
- Zebra Mussel Control
- Sturgeon Research
- Fish Pathology as an Index of Remediation
- Mercury in Aquatic Systems
- Species Conservation – Black bear, American elk
- Human Dimensions
- All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory
- Population and Landscape Genetics and Genomics
- Rare and endangered plant distributions