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Perspectives on Chesapeake Bay, 1994_Advances in Estuarine Sciences 1994

Published: January 01, 1994

Perspectives on the Chesapeake Bay, 1994 is the fourth in a series of literature syntheses being published by the Chesapeake Bay Program's Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee (STAV).  The purpose of the series is to provide managers, scientists, legislators, and others with informative summaries on research findings and other issues that bear onn the Chesapeake Bay Program's efforts to restore the nation's largest estuary.  This volume consists of four papers.  Ranging literally over land, sea and air, they not only reflect the diversity of scientific inquiry that is shaping the restoration effort but they also reveal the pervasiveness of two common themes. One is that the anthropogenic factor looms large in any scientific inquiry into the workings of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem, wich each paper providing a scientific perspective on the direct and indirect effects of human activity on estuarine structure and function.  The other theme is that both spatial and tekporal issues of scale play a significant role in the relevance and applicability of Bay-based scientific investigation, with each paper raising serious questions of scale in measuring environmental phenomena.

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