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Chesapeake Bay Program

Benthic Applications

The Reports below are in Adobe PDF format. Download the free Acrobat Reader at www.adobe.com.

Benthic Tools:

  • Preliminary evaluations of secondary productivity estimates as indicators of the ecological value of the benthos to higher trophic levels in Chesapeake Bay
    (PDF, 4.14 MB)
  • Development of Diagnostic Approaches to determine Sources of Anthropogenic Stress Affecting Benthic Community Conditions in the Chesapeake Bay
    (PDF, 1 MB)
  • Methods for Caculating the Chesapeake Bay Benthic Index of Biotic Integrity
    (PDF, 147KB)
  • Side-by-Side Comparison of Young Grab and Composite Petite Ponar Grab Samples for the Calculation of the Benthic Index of Biological Integrity(B-IBI)
    (PDF, 2.6MB)
  • Special Benthic Reports:

    • Decision Process For Identification Of Estuarine Benthic Impairments- 2003
      (PDF, 0.8MB)

    Relationship to Stressors & Exposure:

    • Relationships Between Benthic Commnity Condition, Water Quality, Sediment Quality, Nutrient Loads, and Land Use Patterns in Chesapeake Bay- 2000
      (PDF, 227KB)

    Biological Criteria:

    • Biological Criteria, Environmental Health and Estuarine Macrobenthic Community Structure- 1993
      (PDF, 895KB)