In Situ Effects of Shoreline Type and Watershed Land Use on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Habitat Quality in the Chesapeake and Mid-Atlantic Coastal Bays

In Situ Effects of Shoreline Type and Watershed Land Use on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Habitat Quality in the Chesapeake and Mid-Atlantic Coastal Bays

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Landry, J. B., Golden, R. R. 2018. In Situ Effects of Shoreline Type and Watershed Land Use on Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Habitat Quality in the Chesapeake and Mid-Atlantic Coastal Bays. Estuaries and Coasts. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. 41, 1. 101-113

Analysis, Coastal, Estuary, Habitat, Vegetation, Watershed, Land use, Aquatic community, Biodiversity, Wildlife, Aquatic ecosystems, Biology, Shoreline, Submerged aquatic vegetation, Shoreline hardening

This study evaluated the effects of shoreline hardening on the quality of submerged aquatic vegetation habitats in over 20 subestuaries throughout the Chesapeake and Mid-Atlantic Coastal Bays. The results indicate that shorelines hardened with riprap significantly reduce the diversity, evenness, and percent cover of submerged aquatic vegetation in these estuarine areas.

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