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USGS Circular 1316

Synthesis of U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem and Implications for Environmental Management

USGS Chesapeake


The authors wish to thank the USGS scientists, programs, and partners that have collaborated on these investigations during 2001–06. USGS scientists who provided significant contributions to the investigations include Betty K. Ackerson, Julie M. Baldizar, William S.L. Banks, Joel D. Blomquist, John-Karl Böhlke, Eurybiades Busenburg, Owen P. Bricker, John F. Bratton, William C. Burton, Virginia Carter, Douglas B. Chambers, Jonathan B. Cohen, Robert Clark, Robert D. Darber-Delach, Karen M. Eisenreich, R. Michael Erwin, Michael J. Focazio, Nancy H. Golden, Glenn R. Guntenspergen, Richard Hammerschlag, G. Michael Haramis, Jeff S. Hatfield, Debra C. Iwanowicz, Luke R. Iwanowicz, David M. Kidwell, Daniel E. Kroes, Elise A. Larsen, Curtis E. Larsen, Bruce D. Lindsey, Sarah K. Martucci, Moira A. McKernan, Mark J. Melancon, Douglas L. Moyer, Wayne L. Newell, Gregory B. Noe, L. Niel Plummer, Gregory E. Schwarz, Edward R. Schenk, Nancy S. Simon, Gary K. Speiran, Kathy Spring, and Daniel B. Stotts.

The authors are grateful to the USGS programs from all four disciplines (Biology, Geology, Geography, and Water) that provided resources to conduct the investigations and to David P. Russ for enhancing collaboration between USGS programs for Chesapeake Bay studies. Additionally, the authors wish to thank Susan Russell Robinson, Robin Shrock, and Matthew G. Pajerowski for their technical reviews of the report.

The authors appreciate the collaboration with the following partners to conduct these investigations: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Chesapeake Bay Program Office, Center of Conservation Biology of the College of William and Mary, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, Maryland Geological Survey, Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments, National Park Service, University of Maryland, Pennsylvania Department of the Environment, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences, Washington, D.C., Fisheries Division, and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.

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