VCRIS - Virginia Coast Reserve Information System

This is a WWW server operated by the Virginia Coast Reserve Long-term Ecological Research Project (VCR/LTER). Its purpose is to provide access to information (both data derived from VCR/LTER research and about future activities) to ecological researchers.

Research activities of the VCR/LTER focus on the mosaic of transitions and steady-state systems that comprise the barrier-island/lagoon/mainland landscape of the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Primary study sites are located on Hog Island, Parramore Island and mainland marshes near Nassawadox VA. The VCR/LTER maintains a laboratory facility in Oyster, VA at: 20496 Seaside Road, Route 600, Oyster,VA 23419 or PO Box 55, Cheriton, VA 23316 (US Mail). The administrative headquarters of the VCR/LTER is at the University of Virginia Department of Environmental Sciences, 291 McCormick Road, P.O. Box 400123, Charlottesville, VA 22904-4123.

The VCR/LTER is administered through the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Virginia. Researchers from many other institutions participate in research. These include East Carolina University, Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Institute of Marine Science and the Nature Conservancy. The VCR/LTER is supported by National Science Foundation grants BSR-8702333-06, DEB-9211772, DEB-9411974 and DEB-0080381 and is part of the U.S. Long-term Ecological Research Network.

Our 2000 proposal is available for viewing online as an Adobe Acrobat file.

For additional information contact or call: 804-924-6546.