Integrated Assessment of Watersheds

EPA Grant Number: R828684C003
Subproject: this is subproject number 003 , established and managed by the Center Director under grant R828684
(EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).

Center: EAGLES - Atlantic Slope Consortium
Center Director: Brooks, Robert P.
Title: Integrated Assessment of Watersheds
Investigators: Brooks, Robert P. , Brinson, Mark M. , Hershner, Carl , Jordan, Thomas E. , O'Connell, Timothy J. , Rheinhardt, Rick D. , Wardrop, Denice Heller , Weller, Donald E. , Whigham, Dennis F.
Current Investigators: Brooks, Robert P. , Armstrong, Brian K. , Baker, Matthew , Bishop, Joseph A. , Brinson, Mark M. , Easterling, Mary M. , Havens, Kirk , Hite, Jeremy T. , King, Ryan , O'Brien, David , Rheinhardt, Rick D. , Rubbo, Jennifer , Weller, Donald E.
Institution: Pennsylvania State University - Main Campus , East Carolina University , Smithsonian Environmental Research Center , Virginia Institute of Marine Science
EPA Project Officer: Hiscock, Michael
Project Period: March 1, 2001 through February 28, 2005 (Extended to February 28, 2006)
RFA: Environmental Indicators in the Estuarine Environment Research Program (2000) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Ecological Indicators/Assessment/Restoration , Water , Ecosystems


This is one of four subprojects under the Atlantic Slope Consortium (ASC) center. The objective of this project is to: (1) develop and test indicators of the biogeochemical health and integrity of watersheds; (2) relate those indicators to environmental conditions; (3) assess the predictability of landscape characteristics to indicator responses; and (4) use those predictions to characterize the effects of watershed discharges on downstream riverine and estuarine health.

Publications and Presentations:

Publications have been submitted on this subproject: View all 45 publications for this subprojectView all 158 publications for this center

Journal Articles:

Journal Articles have been submitted on this subproject: View all 6 journal articles for this subprojectView all 36 journal articles for this center

Supplemental Keywords:

ecological indicator, integrated assessment, aquatic ecosystem, wetland, stream, riparian, watershed, biological integrity, landscape ecology, scaling, geographic information systems, GIS, Mid-Atlantic, RFA, Scientific Discipline, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, ECOSYSTEMS, Water, Geographic Area, Ecosystem Protection/Environmental Exposure & Risk, Hydrology, Water & Watershed, estuarine research, Ecosystem/Assessment/Indicators, Ecosystem Protection, Economics, Aquatic Ecosystems, Ecological Monitoring, Terrestrial Ecosystems, Ecological Risk Assessment, Mid-Atlantic, Ecology and Ecosystems, Biology, Ecological Indicators, Risk Assessment, Watersheds, ecological exposure, bioindicator, coastal ecosystem, degradation, biogeochemical study, remote sensing, water sheds, aquatic biota , ecosystem assessment, estuaries, optical indicators, nutrients, aquatic habitat, socioeconomics, submerged aquatic vegetation, biomonitoring, ecological assessment, ecosystem indicators, estuarine ecosystems, integrated assessment, Atlantic Slope Consortium, environmental stress, coastal ecosystems, integrative indicators, environmental indicators, water quality, ecology assessment models, watershed assessment, Chesapeake Bay

Progress and Final Reports:

  • 2001
  • 2002 Progress Report
  • 2003 Progress Report
  • 2004 Progress Report
  • Final Report

  • Main Center Abstract and Reports:

    R828684    EAGLES - Atlantic Slope Consortium

    Subprojects under this Center: (EPA does not fund or establish subprojects; EPA awards and manages the overall grant for this center).
    R828684C001 Integrated Assessment of Estuarine Ecosystems
    R828684C002 Development of an Optical Indicator of Habitat Suitability for Submersed Aquatic Vegetation
    R828684C003 Integrated Assessment of Watersheds
    R828684C004 Socioeconomic and Institutional Research