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Science Activities

The USGS Chesapeake studies collaborate with multiple USGS mission areas to provided integrated science to support decision making. The projects are carried out at USGS science centers across the Bay watershed. Read more about the collaborating USGS mission areas and programs. Also look over our Chesapeake annual accomplishments.

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USGS Updates Chesapeake Science Strategy

Issue: For decades the USGS has provided critical science used to understand and improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. As the ecosystem is faced with new and evolving pressures from climate change, human development and changes in land use, the USGS has updated its science priorities to help address these growing threats. Tourism, fishing, boating, agricultural production, shipping...
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USGS Updates Chesapeake Science Strategy

Issue: For decades the USGS has provided critical science used to understand and improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. As the ecosystem is faced with new and evolving pressures from climate change, human development and changes in land use, the USGS has updated its science priorities to help address these growing threats. Tourism, fishing, boating, agricultural production, shipping...
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USGS provides plenary and other talks at the Chesapeake Research Symposium

The Chesapeake Community Research Symposium is held every two years with a goal to “By bringing together managers, scientists, and stakeholders for a series of plenary talks, panel discussions, and special sessions, the 2020 Chesapeake Community Research Symposium will highlight recent progress, challenges and prospects for research, monitoring and modeling efforts that are used to guide...
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USGS provides plenary and other talks at the Chesapeake Research Symposium

The Chesapeake Community Research Symposium is held every two years with a goal to “By bringing together managers, scientists, and stakeholders for a series of plenary talks, panel discussions, and special sessions, the 2020 Chesapeake Community Research Symposium will highlight recent progress, challenges and prospects for research, monitoring and modeling efforts that are used to guide...
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Employing an Ecosystem Services Framework to Deliver Decision Ready Science

By Vivian Nolan
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Monitoring and Modeling the Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay Program video on Monitoring and Modeling the Chesapeake Bay
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Monitoring and Modeling the Chesapeake Bay

Chesapeake Bay Program video on Monitoring and Modeling the Chesapeake Bay
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Restoring the Chesapeake Watershed

Chesapeake Bay Program video on Restoring the Chesapeake Watershed
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Restoring the Chesapeake Watershed

Chesapeake Bay Program video on Restoring the Chesapeake Watershed
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Freshwater Flow into Chesapeake Bay

Explore resources here describing estimates of freshwater flow entering Chesapeake Bay. The health of the Chesapeake Bay is greatly affected by freshwater flow from rivers draining its watershed. The amount of freshwater flow (also called streamflow) will: • Change salinity levels in the Bay, which affect oysters, crabs, and finfish. • Influence the amounts of nutrients, sediment, and contaminants...
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Freshwater Flow into Chesapeake Bay

Explore resources here describing estimates of freshwater flow entering Chesapeake Bay. The health of the Chesapeake Bay is greatly affected by freshwater flow from rivers draining its watershed. The amount of freshwater flow (also called streamflow) will: • Change salinity levels in the Bay, which affect oysters, crabs, and finfish. • Influence the amounts of nutrients, sediment, and contaminants...
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1940-1999 USGS Chesapeake Bay Activities Bibliography

The USGS has published reports and journal articles on a large number of topics related to the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. This information is used to make science-based decisions on the Bay's ecosystem conservation and restoration. Below is a list of publications from 1940 through 1999. (Note: Use your browser's Find feature to search this page.)
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1940-1999 USGS Chesapeake Bay Activities Bibliography

The USGS has published reports and journal articles on a large number of topics related to the Chesapeake Bay and its watershed. This information is used to make science-based decisions on the Bay's ecosystem conservation and restoration. Below is a list of publications from 1940 through 1999. (Note: Use your browser's Find feature to search this page.)
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Science Summaries, Features, and Videos

A list of science summaries, features, and videos of Chesapeake Bay Activities.
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Science Summaries, Features, and Videos

A list of science summaries, features, and videos of Chesapeake Bay Activities.
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