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Environmental Sciences

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Estimating Relative Abundance Of Young Of Year American Eel, Anguilla Rostrata, In The Virginia Tributaries Of Chesapeake Bay (Spring 2005), Marcel M. Montane, Wendy A. Lowery, Hank Brooks, Aimee D. Halvorson Jul 2006

Estimating Relative Abundance Of Young Of Year American Eel, Anguilla Rostrata, In The Virginia Tributaries Of Chesapeake Bay (Spring 2005), Marcel M. Montane, Wendy A. Lowery, Hank Brooks, Aimee D. Halvorson

Reports

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) adopted the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (hereafter referred to as FMP) for the American eel in November 1999. The FMP focuses on increasing coastal states’ efforts to collect American eel data through both fishery dependent and fishery independent studies. Consequently, member jurisdictions (including Virginia) agreed to implement an annual survey for YOY American eels. The survey is intended to “…characterize trends in annual recruitment of the YOY eels over time [to produce a] qualitative appraisal of the annual recruitment of American eel to the U.S. Atlantic Coast” (ASMFC, 2000). The development of ...


Integrated Coastal Management Issues And The Choices We Make, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jul 2006

Integrated Coastal Management Issues And The Choices We Make, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

Reports

Rivers & Coast is a periodic publication of the Center for Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science. The goal of Rivers & Coast is to keep readers well informed of current scientific understanding behind key environmental issues related to watershed rivers and coastal ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay.


Status Of The Major Oyster Diseases In Virginia 2005 A Summary Of The Annual Monitoring Program, Ryan B. Carnegie, Eugene M. Burreson Jul 2006

Status Of The Major Oyster Diseases In Virginia 2005 A Summary Of The Annual Monitoring Program, Ryan B. Carnegie, Eugene M. Burreson

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More normal riverflows and salinities returned in 2005 after two very wet years. Temperatures were somewhat colder than normal during the winter, and warmer during the summer. The physical environment was generally more favorable for parasite activity, and thus brought a slight increase in prevalence and intensity of the oyster diseases caused by Perkinsus marinus (Dermo) and Haplosporidium nelsoni (MSX). Among quarterly James River Survey sites, maximum annual P. marinus prevalences returned to levels typical of the mid- 1990s, before the years of drought. P. marinus prevalence reached 92% at Wreck Shoal, 56% at Point of Shoal, 68% at Horsehead ...


A Gis And Remote Sensing Based Analysis Of Impervious Surface Influences On Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) Nest Presence In The Virginia Portion Of The Chesapeake Bay, Jennifer M. Ciminelli Jan 2006

A Gis And Remote Sensing Based Analysis Of Impervious Surface Influences On Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus Leucocephalus) Nest Presence In The Virginia Portion Of The Chesapeake Bay, Jennifer M. Ciminelli

Theses and Dissertations

GIS (Geographic Information Systems) and remote sensing techniques were used to predict relationships between bald eagle nest presences and land type, distance to land type and impervious surface cover area. Data plots revealed bald eagle nest presence decreases in response to an increase in area of bareland; increases with an increase in area of forested land; decreases with an increase in distance (m) to shoreline, and decreases in response to an increase in area of impervious surfaces. Logistic regression models identified impervious surfaces as an indicator for bald eagle nest presence (P 24% as unsuitable. Unsuitable area covered 17.82 ...


Dune Evolution Westmoreland County, Virginia Potomac River Shoreline, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna Milligan, Lyle Varnell, Christine Wilcox, George R. Thomas, Kevin O'Brien Jan 2006

Dune Evolution Westmoreland County, Virginia Potomac River Shoreline, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna Milligan, Lyle Varnell, Christine Wilcox, George R. Thomas, Kevin O'Brien

Reports

Shoreline evolution is the change in shore position through time. In fact, it is the material resistance of the coastal geologic underpinnings against the impinging hydrodynamic (and aerodynamic) forces. Along the shores of Chesapeake Bay, it is a process-response system. The processes at work include winds, waves, tides and currents, which shape and modify coastlines by eroding, transporting and depositing sediments. The shore line is commonly plotted and measured to provide a rate of change but it is as important to understand the geomorphic patterns of change. Shore analysis provides the basis to know how a particular coast has changed ...


Living Shorelines, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science Jan 2006

Living Shorelines, Center For Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute Of Marine Science

Reports

Rivers & Coast is a periodic publication of the Center for Coastal Resources Management, Virginia Institute of Marine Science. The goal of Rivers & Coast is to keep readers well informed of current scientific understanding behind key environmental issues related to watershed rivers and coastal ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay.


Shoreline Evolution Lancaster County, Virginia Chesapeake Bay And Rappahannock River Shorelines 2006, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Lyle M. Varnell, Christine A. Wilcox, George R. Thomas, Kevin P. O'Brien Jan 2006

Shoreline Evolution Lancaster County, Virginia Chesapeake Bay And Rappahannock River Shorelines 2006, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Lyle M. Varnell, Christine A. Wilcox, George R. Thomas, Kevin P. O'Brien

Reports

Shoreline evolution is the change in shore position through time. In fact, it is the material resistance of the coastal geologic underpinnings against the impinging hydrodynamic (and aerodynamic) forces. Along the shores of Chesapeake Bay and Rappahannock River, it is a process-response system. The processes at work include winds, waves, tides and currents, which shape and modify coastlines by eroding, transporting and depositing sediments. The shore line is commonly plotted and measured to provide a rate of change but it is as important to understand the geomorphic patterns of change. Shore analysis provides the basis to know how a particular ...


Dune Evolution Middlesex County, Virginia Rappahannock River And Piankatank River Shorelines, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Lyle M. Varnell, Christine A. Wilcox, George R. Thomas, Kevin P. O'Brien Jan 2006

Dune Evolution Middlesex County, Virginia Rappahannock River And Piankatank River Shorelines, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Lyle M. Varnell, Christine A. Wilcox, George R. Thomas, Kevin P. O'Brien

Reports

Shoreline evolution is the change in shore position through time. In fact, it is the material resistance of the coastal geologic underpinnings against the impinging hydrodynamic (and aerodynamic) forces. Along the shores of Chesapeake Bay, it is a process-response system. The processes at work include winds, waves, tides and currents, which shape and modify coastlines by eroding, transporting and depositing sediments. The shore line is commonly plotted and measured to provide a rate of change but it is as important to understand the geomorphic patterns of change. Shore analysis provides the basis to know how a particular coast has changed ...


Dune Evolution Accomack County, Virginia Chesapeake Bay Shorelines, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Lyle M. Varnell, Christine Wilcox, George R. Thomas Jan 2006

Dune Evolution Accomack County, Virginia Chesapeake Bay Shorelines, C. Scott Hardaway Jr., Donna A. Milligan, Lyle M. Varnell, Christine Wilcox, George R. Thomas

Reports

Shoreline evolution is the change in shore position through time. In fact, it is the material resistance of the coastal geologic underpinnings against the impinging hydrodynamic (and aerodynamic) forces. Along the shores of Chesapeake Bay, it is a process-response system. The processes at work include winds, waves, tides and currents, which shape and modify coastlines by eroding, transporting and depositing sediments. The shore line is commonly plotted and measured to provide a rate of change but it is as important to understand the geomorphic patterns of change. Shore analysis provides the basis to know how a particular coast has changed ...