Wildlife Management

Science for Chesapeake Bay Environmental Management

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Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Source: USGS; Credit: Jane Thomas.

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.

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.

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



(2011). Science for Chesapeake Bay Environmental Management. Retrieved from http://www.eoearth.org/view/article/51dac69c5948612528000062