Record Display for the EPA National Library CatalogRECORD NUMBER: 39 OF 828
|Main Title||An ecological assessment of the United States Mid-Atlantic Region : a landscape atlas /|
|Author||Jones, K. B. ; Riitters, K. H. ; Wickham, J. D. ; Tankersley, R. D. ; O'Neill, R. V. ;|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Las Vegas, NV. ;Tennessee Valley Authority, Chattanooga. ;Tennessee Univ., Knoxville. Dept. of Geography. ;Oak Ridge National Lab., TN.|
|Publisher||United States Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development,|
|Subjects||Ecological assessment (Biology)--Middle Atlantic States ; Ecological assessment (Biology)--Middle Atlantic States--Maps ; Landscape ecology--Middle Atlantic States ; Landscape ecology--Middle Atlantic States--Maps ; Middle Atlantic States--Environmental conditions|
|Additional Subjects||Ecological assessment ; Natural resources ; Ecosystem ; Environmental quality ; United States Mid-Atlantic region|
|Collation||104 pages : color illustrations, maps (some color), charts (some color) ; 28 cm|
Environmental quality affects our health, our quality of life, the sustainability of our economies, and the futures of our children. Yet pressures from an increasing population coupled with the need for economic development and an improved standard of living often have multiple effects on our natural resources. So just as a person with a less-than-healthy lifestyle is more prone to infection, a weakened ecosystem is more vulnerable to additional stress. Unfortunately, it is often difficult to see these changes in environmental quality because they occur slowly or at scales we do not normally consider.
"EPA/600/R-97/130"--Cover. "November 1997"--Cover. Memorandum enclosed. Includes bibliographical references (pages 103-104).
Taking a broader view -- The national context -- The Mid-Atlantic region -- A comparative assessment of Mid-Atlantic watershed conditions.