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Main Title Suspension Feeders: A Workshop to Assess What We Know, Don't Know, and Need to Know to Determine Their Effects on Water Quality. Held in Hanover, Maryland on March 18-19, 2002.
CORP Author Chesapeake Research Consortium, Inc., Gloucester Point, VA.;Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, Gloucester Point, VA.;Environmental Protection Agency, Annapolis, MD. Chesapeake Bay Program.
Publisher Dec 2002
Year Published 2002
Report Number STAC/PUB-02-002;
Stock Number PB2005-109302
Additional Subjects Water quality management ; Chesapeake Bay ; Suspension feeders ; Workshop ; Phytoplankton ; Aquatic ecosystems ; Ecology ; Nutrients ; Sediments ; Ecosystems management ; Models ; Assessment ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2005-109302 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 52p
The current Chesapeake Bay Agreement includes the commitment: By 2004 assess the effects of different population levels of filter feeders such as menhaden, oysters and clams on Bay water quality and habitat. The 'Suspension Feeders Workshop' was a response to this commitment. Its goals were: 1. to assess current understanding of the biological and physical characteristics of the Chesapeake ecosystem needed to estimate suspension feeder effects, 2. to assess the utility of currently existing models, and 3. to identify critical features (processes, organisms, model capabilities) to include in future models designed to predict effects of suspension feeders on phytoplankton and sediment in Bay waters. The workshop included plenary presentations and discussions, and three concurrent breakout groups - one each on menhaden, benthic suspension feeders (including oysters), and zooplankton. This workshop report summarizes plenary and breakout group discussions, and outlines steps recommended to meet the filter feeder commitment.