Biodiversity and Species Monitoring

As the “living with water” maxim gains traction across the Gulf South states, which have always existed at the intersection of marine, riverine, and rain waters, we are seeing more strategic investment and implementation of green infrastructure projects to help manage stormwater. Reforestation projects, rain gardens, bioswale installations with native plants, and water-detention ponds all provide new habitat for non-human life to adapt. How is the nearby species richness and abundance shifting before and after these installations? The Bywater Institute at Tulane University is helping the City monitor flora and fauna species, including birds, mammals, plants, mosquitos, and other insects annually so we can stay best informed on these changing dynamics. 

Read the Species Monitoring Report from 2017-2023