McBride, M., Booth, D. B. 2005. Urban impacts on physical stream condition: effects of spatial scale, connectivity, and longitudinal trends. Journal of the American Water Resources Association. American Water Resources Association, Middleburg, VA. Volume 41, Number 3. Pages 565-580
habitat, impacts, Model, urban, Land Cover, Land Use
An assessment of physical conditions in urban streams of the Puget Sound region, coupled with spatially explicit watershed characterizations, demonstrates the importance of spatial scale, drainage network connectivity and longitudinal downstream trends when considering the effects of urbanization on streams. A statistical modeling approach was used to analyze the data for three urban streams.