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
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.
For more information concerning the report, please contact the author.
Information about USGS programs and projects in the Chesapeake Bay watershed can be found on the USGS Chesapeake Bay Activities site.
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Or ordered through the USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Federal Center, Denver, CO 80225-0046
Telephone: 1-888-ASK-USGS, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phillips, S.W. ed., 2007, Synthesis of U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Chesapeake Ecosystem and Implications for Environmental Management: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1316, 63 p.
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