Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/PT-03

Multiscale modeling of coastal landscape dynamics

Principal Investigator: 

J. Court Stevenson

Start/End Year: 

1993 to 1995

Institution: 

Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Co-Principal investigator: 

Robert Costanza, Chesapeake Biological Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science

Topic(s): 

Description: 

This project will: assess historical changes in the Blackwater River watershed on Maryland's Eastern shore for the period from 1850 to the present by creating a GIS data base of these changes; create a process based, spatially explicit ecological economic simulation model to help explain these historical changes; and project future changes under various management and climate scenarios using the model.