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Successful Integration Efforts in Water Quality From the Integrated Ocean Observing System Regional Associations and the National Water Quality Monitoring Network (Page 1)

Successful Integration Efforts in Water Quality From the Integrated Ocean Observing System Regional Associations and the National Water Quality Monitoring Network

Ragsdale R, Vowinkel E, Porter D, Hamilton P, Morrison R, Kohut J, Connell B, Kelsey RH, and Trowbridge P ·
2011

The Integrated Ocean Observing System (100S (R)) Regional Associations and Interagency Partners hosted a water quality workshop in January 2010 to discuss issues of nutrient enrichment and dissolved oxygen depletion (hypoxia), harmful algal blooms (HABs), and beach water quality.

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Climate change and cattle nutritional stress

Craine JM, Elmore AJ, Olson KC, and Tolleson D ·
2010

Owing to the complex interactions among climate, plants, cattle grazing, and land management practices, the impacts of climate change on cattle have been hard to predict. Predicting future grassland ecosystem functioning relies on understanding how changes in climate alter the quantity of forage produced, but also forage quality.

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Effects of nutrient enrichment in the nation's estuaries: A decade of change

Bricker SB, Longstaff BJ, Dennison WC, Jones AB, Boicourt KE, Wicks EC, and Woerner J ·
2008

An updated assessment of nutrient related impacts in US estuaries was completed in 2007. This assessment evaluates three components for each estuary: the influencing factors (e.g. land use, nutrient loads), the overall eutrophic condition (e.g. chlorophyll a, presence of nuisance/toxic algae and macroalgae, extent of dissolved oxygen problems, loss of submerged aquatic vegetation), and future outlook.

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Eutrophication and harmful algal blooms: A scientific consensus (Page 1)

Eutrophication and harmful algal blooms: A scientific consensus

Heisler J, Glibert PM, Burkholder JM, Anderson DM, Cochlan W, Dennison WC, Dortch Q, Gobler CJ, Heil CA, Humphries E, Lewitus A, Magnien R, Marshall HG, Sellner K, Stockwell DA, Stoecker DK, and Suddleson M ·
2008

In January 2003, the US Environmental Protection Agency sponsored a "roundtable discussion" to develop a consensus on the relationship between eutrophication and harmful algal blooms (HABs), specifically targeting those relationships for which management actions may be appropriate. Academic, federal, and state agency representatives were in attendance. The following seven statements were unanimously adopted by attendees based on review and analysis of current as well as pertinent previous data:

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An eye-opening approach to developing and communicating integrated environmental assessments (Page 1)

An eye-opening approach to developing and communicating integrated environmental assessments

Dennison WC, Lookingbill TR, Carruthers TJB, Hawkey JM, and Carter SM ·
2007

Communication among managers, the public, and scientists is the key to successful ecosystem management; however, the varied perspectives and interests of these groups can make such communication difficult. One way to achieve effective communication is to develop a common knowledge base by combining syntheses of key scientific results with information-rich visual elements.

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The challenge of communicating monitoring results to effect change (Page 1)

The challenge of communicating monitoring results to effect change

Carter SL, Mora-Bourgeois G, Lookingbill TR, Carruthers TJB, and Dennison WC ·
2007

SINCE ITS INCEPTION, the National Park Service (NPS) has been charged with preserving the natural and cultural heritage of the United States for future generations. It is only recently, however, that the NPS has fully embraced the need to understand and describe the ecology of parks. The infusion of an ecological perspective into the natural resource management of the national parks is what separates today's park management from much of that which preceded it (Sellars 1997).

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Coastal and marine ecosystems: Potential Effects on U.S. Resources & Global climate change (Page 1)

Coastal and marine ecosystems: Potential Effects on U.S. Resources & Global climate change

Kennedy VS, Twilley RR, Kleypas JA, Cowan JH Jr. and Hare SR ·
1 August 2002

This is the eighth in a series of Pew Center reports examining the potential impacts of climate change on the U.S. environment. It details the likely impacts of climate change over the next century on U.S. coastal and marine ecosystems, including estuaries, coral reefs, and the open ocean. Coordinator: Dr Victor Kennedy … • Temperature changes in coastal and marine ecosystems will influence organism metabolism and alter ecological processes such as productivity and species interactions.

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Marine Pollution in the United States: Significant Accomplishments, Future Challenges (Page 1)

Marine Pollution in the United States: Significant Accomplishments, Future Challenges

Boesch DF, Burroughs RH, Baker JE, Mason RP, Rowe CL and Siefert RL ·
1 February 2001

Marine Pollution in the United States: Significant Accomplishments, Future Challenges has been prepared by UMCES' faculty experts for use by the Pew Oceans Commission in evaluating national oceans policy regarding environmental quality and marine resources. The Pew Oceans Commission is an independent group of distinguished Americans conducting a national dialogue on the policies needed to restore and protect living marine resources in U.S. waters.

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Ecosystems and Global Climate Change: A review of potential impacts on U.S. terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity (Page 1)

Ecosystems and Global Climate Change: A review of potential impacts on U.S. terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity

Malcolm JR and Pitelka LF ·
1 December 2000

This report was prepared for the Pew Center on Global Climate Change to provide an overview of the potential effects of climate change on natural terrestrial ecosystems and their component species. Published in December 2000, it is the fifth in a series of reports examining the potential impacts of climate change on the U.S. environment. Coordinator:

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