Linkages Between Tidal Creek Ecosystems, Landscape and Demographic Attributes of their Watersheds

Linkages Between Tidal Creek Ecosystems, Landscape and Demographic Attributes of their Watersheds

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Holland, F., Sanger, D., Gawle, C., Lerberg, S., Santiago,M., Riekerk, G. 2004. Linkages between Tidal Creek Ecosystems and the Landscape and Demographic Attributes of their Watersheds. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. ELSEVIER, New York, NY.
biological, chemistry, development, habitat, impacts, impervious, Model
Twenty-three headwater tidal creeks draining watersheds representative of forested, suburban, urban, and industrial land cover were sampled along the South Carolina coast from 1994 to 2002 to: (1) evaluate the degree to which impervious land cover is an integrative watershed-scale indicator of stress; (2) synthesize and integrate the available data on linkages between land cover and tidal creek environmental quality into a conceptual model of the responses of tidal creeks to human development; and (3) use the model to develop recommendations for conserving and restoring tidal creek ecosystems.

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