Synthesis of U.S. Geological Survey science for the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and implications for environmental management

Circular 1316
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Edited by: Scott W. Phillips

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Abstract

The purpose of this report is to present a synthesis of the USGS Chesapeake Bay science related to the 2001-06 goals and provide implications for environmental management. The report provides USGS findings that address the science needs of the Chesapeake Bay Program (CBP) restoration goals and includes summaries of 1. land-use change; 2. water quality in the watershed, including nutrients, sediment, and contaminants; 3. long-term changes in climate and estuarine water quality; 4. estuary habitats, focusing on submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) and tidal wetlands; and 5. factors affecting fish and waterbird populations.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Synthesis of U.S. Geological Survey science for the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and implications for environmental management
Series title Circular
Series number 1316
ISBN 9781411320215
DOI 10.3133/cir1316
Year Published 2007
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia Water Science Center
Description iv, 62 p.
Country United States
State Delaware, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia
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