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Projects—Science Studies and Contacts

USGS Project Project Contacts USGS Science Center
Health of Fish, Wildlife, and their Habitats
Impacts of Contaminants on the health of fish and wildlife
Contaminant Studies in Chesapeake Bay Dave Alvarez CERC
Identification of Emerging Contaminants in Potomac, James, and Susquehanna Watersheds Dana Kolpin Iowa WSC
Identify factors affecting health of fish and wildlife in the Chesapeake watershed V. Blazer LSC
Effect of atrazine exposure on sexual development in smallmouth bass V. Blazer LSC
Surveillance of sex hormone activity in regional water samples to assist landscape-scale based identification of potential "hot spots" of endocrine disruption Luke Iwanowicz LSC
Smallmouth bass disease investigations in the Susquehanna River drainage V. Blazer
L. Iwanowicz
LSC
Fish Health Studies P. Mazik WV Coop Unit
Food web studies of contaminants in urban fish and wildlife B. Rattner
R. Lazarus
PWRC
Identification of contaminants and effects in selected wildlife B. Rattner
R. Lazarus
PWRC
Brook trout, freshwater fisheries, and their habitats
Brook trout genetic studies T. King LSC
Assessing the importance of American eel (Anguilla rostrata) restoration to freshwater mussel populations in the Susquehanna River H. Galbraith LSC
Landscape analysis approach to fish health issues in the Chesapeake Bay J. Young LSC
Evaluating air-water temperature linkages in Shenandoah National Park streams N. Hitt
J. Young
C. Snyder
LSC
Effects of gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale on three Class A wild eastern brook trout streams in the upper Chesapeake Bay watershed Kelly Maloney LSC
Waterfowl and their habitats
Vulnerability assessment of the impacts of climate coastal areas Glenn Guntenspergen
Don Cahoon
PWRC
Vulnerability of habitats of wintering Black Ducks in Chesapeake Bay A. Berlin PWRC
Atlantic Seaduck Studies A. Berlin PWRC
Assessing relative value of marshes and islands to migratory birds in CB M. Erwin PWRC
Shoreline modifications and waterbird responses M. Erwin PWRC
Monitor, model, and forecast impacts of land and climate change
The implications of land use, cover, and management change in the Chesapeake Bay watershed P. Claggett EGSC
Reporting of conservation practices D. Hively EGSC
Forecasting Impacts of Climate and Land-Use Change on Steamflow and Water Quality P. Claggett EGSC
Forecasting Impacts of Climate and Land-Use Change on Steamflow and Water Quality K. Rice VA WSC
Provide Science and Tools for Ecosystem Management
Develop decision system for land conservation Paul Hearn EGSC
Develop ecosystem decision tools and improve information access Cassandra Ladino
Paul Hearn
EGSC
USGS support of data enterprise at CBP M. Koterba MD WSC
Synthesis and Coordination for Ecosystem Assessment, Conservation, and Restoration S. Phillips
Joel Blomquist
Dale Simmons
NE Area
WWW page support and improvement D. Prevatte
A. Hall
NE Area/SPN
Water Quality Conditions and Change
Enhancing models
Enhancing SPARROW models for Chesapeake Bay watershed S. Ator
J. Brakebill
MD WSC
Ground-water models in Chesapeake W. Sanford
J. Pope
ER NRP
Ground-water age dating to support models in Chesapeake D. Yager NY WSC
Regional monitoring and explanation of water-quality patterns
NAWQA Piedmont/V&R study J. Denver
S. Ator
MD WSC
NAWQA N. Atlantic Coastal Plain study J. Denver
S. Ator
MD WSC
Analysis of water-quality trends and flows R. Hirsch ER NRP
Regional monitoring and synthesis of water quality S. Ator
J. Denver
J. Chanat
J. Blomquist
MD WSC
Monitoring and assessment of nutrients and sediment (Bucks Branch Study) J. Blomquist MD WSC
MD River Input Monitoring Project J. Blomquist
J. Clune
MD WSC
Monitoring and assessment of nutrients and sediment M. Langland PA WSC
Regional monitoring and network data analysis D. Moyer VA WSC
VA River Input Monitoring Project K. Hyer
D. Moyer
VA WSC
Assess water-quality changes D. Nelms VA WSC
Submarine GW discharge K. Kroeger Woods Hole
WVA CBP WQ Network Monitoring D. Chambers WV WSC
Small Watershed Studies
Sediment and Hydrogeomorphology C. Hupp
N. Rybicki
ER NRP
Fate and transport of nitrate in GW JK Böhlke ER NRP
Factors affecting P transport G. Noe ER NRP
Assessing ages, residence times, and sources of stored sediment in Difficult Run K. Skalak ER NRP
In-stream Storage and Removal Processes and Effectiveness of Urban Stream BMPs J. Harvey
L. Larsen
ER NRP
Reporting of conservation practices D. Hively EGSC
BMPs to improve developing landscapes D. Hogan EGSC
Sediment sources, transport and storage in selected environmental settings A. Gellis
J. Clune
MD WSC
Upper Chester and coastal plain monitoring J. Clune
J. Blomquist
MD WSC
Conowago monitoring and assessment M. Langland PA WSC
Summary of existing case studies L. Medalie NH WSC
Fairfax County and Difficult Run monitoring K. Hyer
J. Jastram
VA WSC
Monitor and asses changes in small watersheds K. Hyer VA WSC
Characterization of Sediment Sources in Smith Creek K. Hyer VA WSC
Monitor, model, and forecast impacts of land and climate change
The implications of land use, cover, and management change in the Chesapeake Bay watershed P. Claggett
D. Hively
EGSC
Forecasting Impacts of Climate and Land-Use Change on Steamflow and Water Quality P. Claggett EGSC
Forecasting Impacts of Climate and Land-Use Change on Steamflow and Water Quality K. Rice VA WSC
Provide Science and Tools for Ecosystem Management
Develop decision system for land conservation Paul Hearn EGSC
Develop ecosystem decision tools and improve information access Cassandra Ladino
Paul Hearn
EGSC
USGS support of data enterprise at CBP M. Koterba MD WSC
Synthesis and Coordination for Ecosystem Assessment, Conservation, and Restoration S. Phillips
J. Blomquist
Dale Simmons
NE Area


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