The Impact of Urban Patterns on Aquatic Ecosystems: An Empirical Analysis in Puget Lowland Sub-Basins

The Impact of Urban Patterns on Aquatic Ecosystems: An Empirical Analysis in Puget Lowland Sub-Basins

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Alberti, M., Booth, D., Hill, K., Coburn, B., Avolio, C., Coe, S. 2007. The Impact of Urban Patterns on Aquatic Ecosystems: An Empirical Analysis in Puget Lowland Sub-Basins. Landscape and Urban Planning. Elsevier B.V., Hoboken, New Jersey. Volume 80. Pages 345-361

Streams, Urbanization, Water quality, Impervious cover, Lowland, Aquatic ecosystems, Biology, Forest cover, Basins

This study analyzed the aquatic ecosystem effects of urbanization within over 40 sub-basins along a lowland region of the Puget Sound representing an urbanization gradient. The results indicate a statistically significant relationship between urban development and the biotic integrity of streams.

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