What is the "MHBNL"?
Contemporary researchers are aware that finding
cause and effect connections in the complex web of natural processes
and man-made changes taking place in Mt. Hope Bay, cannot be done
with narrow studies focused on one or two factors and performed
in the isolation of a traditional laboratory. An approach is needed
that takes the broader view, acknowledges the complexity of the
interactions, and seeks inclusiveness in theory and observation
rather than segregation. Critical to such an approach is a laboratory
where observations can be made, data collected, and conclusions
tested in a natural setting. The Mt. Hope Bay Natural Laboratory
will provide such a setting for studying the evolution of the Mt.
Hope Bay environment.