From this study we have learned that: 1) LCLU impacts on MW are season, scale and species dependent, 2) currently used indicators (FW EC and MW ENT) make it difficult to examine the link between marine and terrestrial systems in regards to fecal pollution and 3) neither EC nor ENT is ideal for monitoring fecal pollution due to survival and growth in the environment. In order to better understand how nearshore marine water quality is affected by adjacent terrestrial systems, it is imperative that a universal indicator of fecal pollution be identified which can be used in both marine and freshwaters.

Authors: 
Amanda Kay Hillman
Short Description: 
The results from this study indicate only local scale 1km site buffer low development and forest have a significant relationships with MW EC during the dry season.
Product Number: 
ORESU-Y-09-005
Entry Date: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Price: 
NA
Length: 
80 pp.
Size and Format: 
8 1/2 x 11, online
Department/University: 
Environmental Science and Resources, Portland State University
Degree: 
Master of Science
Year of Publication: 
2009
How to Order: 

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