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Circular 1316 - Synthesis of U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem and Implications for Environmental Management

USGS report provides new insights about the challenges of restoring the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem.

USGS News Release 2/11/2008

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The USGS released the Circular 1316: “Synthesis of U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem and Implications for Environmental Management”

The report summarizes USGS science about the multiple factors affecting the degradation of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and provides summaries of:

Each chapter provides a 2-4 page synthesis of the USGS scientific findings from 2001-2006, their management implications, and supporting references for readers wanting more in-depth information. The findings have also been summarized for each of the major restoration activities of the Chesapeake Bay Program.

Cover of circular 1316

The synthesis was used to also refine future USGS Chesapeake Bay Science Topics, which include addressing:

bullet Causes and Consequences of Land-Use Change
bullet Factors Affecting Water Quality and Quantity
bullet Ability of Habitat to Support Fish and Bird Populations
bullet Impact of Climate Change and Associated Hazards
bullet Synthesis and Forecasting for Ecosystem Management.

Copies of the report are available online at http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/circ1316/index.html, from the USGS Publications Warehouse or contacting USGS Information Services, Box 25286, Denver, CO, 80225, 1-888-ASK-USGS.

For additional information contact the USGS Chesapeake Bay Coordinator.


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