USGS summarizes information about the Chesapeake Bay and implications for ecosystem management (USGS Circular 1316)

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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:

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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:

Copies of the report are available online at, 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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