Science Serving Maryland's Coasts

R/PO-03

Non-point source pollution and land use in the Patuxent watershed

Principal Investigator: 

Nancy E. Bockstael

Start/End Year: 

1996 to 1999

Institution: 

University of Maryland, College Park

Description: 

To use the estimated model to assess changes in behavior, conditioned on land use, as well as actual changes in land use patterns under an array of alternative policy scenarios that are likely ultimately to have significant effects on water quality. 2. The consequences for non-point source pollution of the predicted land use changes can be assessed by feeding the results of the spatially articulated economics (human activity) model into any similarly conceived spatial model of the ecosystem.