This report was prepared by Jack Greer and Dan Terlizzi, Maryland Sea Grant and Maryland Sea Grant Extension. It was designed by Sandy Rodgers.
This report represent a broad synthesis based on direct input from the scientific community, as well as selected resource managers and others, to outline what we know and what we need to know about the impact of contaminants on the Chesapeake Bay.
Among those participating in this synthesis were representatives from the following institutions and agencies: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Chesapeake Bay Office and Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, University System of Maryland Center for Environmental Studies, and Sea Grant College, Academy of Natural Sciences Benedict Estuarine Research Center, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Virginia Sea Grant Program, Maryland Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and others.
This report is the result of fruitful discussions at the Toxics Research Synthesis meeting at the Belmont Center near Baltimore, Maryland in December, 1995. The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Effects Committee, which convened the meeting would like to thank the participants for their contributions.
We would also like to thank the following researchers who shared their ideas and research results during the shaping of this report: Robert Anderson; Jeff Cornwell, who supplied information for the representative system characteristics afecting contaminants in the Chesapeake Bay matrix; Lenwood Hall; David Velinsky; and David Wright.
We would especially like to thank James Sanders for his advice and guidance during the writing and editing of this synthesis, and Merrill Leffler, Gail Mackiernan and Russell Callender for their helplful suggestions. Finally, we would like to acknowledge the primary supporters of this effort:
Maryland Sea Grant Publication Number UM-SG-TS-97-02
Virginia Sea Grant Publication Number VSG-97-01
Sea Grant is a joint federal/state partnership, funded through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The toxics research program is funded through grant no. NA46RGO471.
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