Watershed Studies

Brief description The watershed approach, i.e. monitoring inputs and hydrologic outputs of nutrients, has long been fundamental in ecosystem ecology, and is an important component of many sites in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Long…

Biodiversity

Biodiversity is defined broadly as the variety of form of life on the planet.  The Baltimore Ecosystem Study seeks to document and understand biodiversity in cities, as the placement, removal or spontaneous occurrence of species happens…

A Collaborative Network for Research, Education, and Application

Brief description The Baltimore Ecosystem Study is a collaborative that aims to improve the understanding of how Baltimore works as a social-ecological place. This is a big job that requires the cooperation of different people who know about…

FEATURED TOPICS AND EXPERTISE

The Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) is dedicated to informing sustainable cities through advancing an understanding of urban ecosystems. Since 1997, BES has fostered a collaborative network of scientists, sociologists, urban planners, public health…

Education and Outreach

The Baltimore Ecosystem Study (BES) education program is tasked with infusing BES science into the public sphere. Fostering an understanding of the metropolis as a social-ecological system lies at the core of the BES Education mission. Novel…