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Beaubassin research station, NS

Beaubassin Field Station (41.85 N, 64.28 W) is a facility jointly owned by Acadia University, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Irving Oil. It rests just west of the Nova Scotia / New Brunswick border, at the head of the Bay of Fundy, and in the Tantramar Marsh complex. Fort Beausejoir, a National Historic Site, rests on the promontory overlooking the low coastal marshlands of the field station, and Amherst, NS as well as Sackville, NB are just a few minutes away in either direction. Furthermore, the station is in close proximity to several National Wildlife Areas, as well as a myriad of Ducks Unlimited Canada conservation and rehabilitation projects.

The field station proper has been renovated in largely traditional style, and is a charming facility for meetings, but also has the capacity to house 8 people for extended periods, and includes a laboratory. Two bathrooms, a full kitchen, and a laundry facility make it a sweet place to work (particularly compared to my other field research sites!).

In the past, research here has focused on the salt marsh (accretion rates, carbon sequestration, trace element deposition), but my program we have also worked on larger ecological studies on invertebrates, birds and anadromous fish in the area. 

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