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Current research and monitoring activities include: sampling water quality, vegetation, fish, and frogs and toads at streams and impoundments throughout the Pinelands and monitoring water levels in Pinelands ponds and forests (Environmental Monitoring); a study to determine the effectiveness of upland-buffer zones in mitigating the impact of suburbanization on the integrity of forested wetlands and frog-breeding ponds (Buffer Study); a study to characterize land-use impacts on intermittent Pinelands ponds (Pond Study), and a study to compare the functional equivalency of natural ponds, excavated ponds, and stormwater basins (Created Wetlands Study).

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