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USGS Circular 1316

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



Part of the image of the bay watershed taken from the front cover of circular 1316

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview of Findings By Scott W. Phillips

Chapter 2: Human Population Growth and Land-Use Change By Peter R. Claggett

Chapter 3: Factors Affecting the Distribution and Transport of Nutrients By John W. Brakebill and Stephen D. Preston

Chapter 4: Transport of Nitrogen in Ground Water By Scott W. Phillips

Chapter 5: Assessing Changes in Streamflow and Nutrients By Jeff P. Raffensperger and Michael J. Langland

Chapter 6: Sources and Transport of Sediment in the Watershed By Allen C. Gellis, Cliff R. Hupp, Jurate M. Landwehr, and Milan J. Pavich

Chapter 7: Sediment Sources and Deposition in the Estuary By Thomas M. Cronin

Chapter 8: The Occurrence of Pesticides in the Bay Watershed By Judith M. Denver and Scott W. Ator

Chapter 9: Contaminant Exposure and Impacts on Waterbirds and Selected Wildlife By Barnett A. Rattner

Chapter 10: Long-Term Changes in Climate and Water Quality By Debra A. Willard

Chapter 11: Submerged Aquatic Vegetation and Water Clarity By Nancy B. Rybicki and Jurate M. Landwehr

Chapter 12: Factors Affecting Coastal Wetland Loss and Restoration By Donald R. Cahoon

Chapter 13: Factors Affecting Fish Health By Vicki S. Blazer, Christopher A. Ottinger, and Christine L. Densmore

Chapter 14: Changes in Food and Habitats of Waterbirds By Matthew C. Perry



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