We synthesized biological, chemical, and physical data from six watersheds in the Chesapeake Bay to assess impacts of land use on aquatic ecosystem health. The findings from this study are ... Read More
The Chesapeake Bay is one of the largest estuaries in the world, economically valuable for its productive habitats, valuable fisheries, and recreational opportunities. However, it is clear that climate changes ... Read More
Ecological Vulnerability As climate events become more extreme and seasonal temperatures reach record highs and lows, less is understood about how these changing trends will impact the natural environment. Estuarine ecosystems are of ... Read More
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