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RECORD NUMBER: 32 OF 259
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Bottomland Hardwoods in the Tifton-Vadalia Upland of Georgia: A Conceptual Model for Ecological Risk Assessment.|
|Author||Lowrance, R. ; Vellidis, G. ;|
|CORP Author||Agricultural Research Service, Tifton, GA. Southeast Watershed Research Lab. ;Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton. Dept. of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.;Corvallis Environmental Research Lab., OR.|
|Additional Subjects||Risk assessment ; Ecology ; Man environment interactions ; Water pollution effects ; Coasts ; Mathematical models ; Populations ; Chemical compounds ; Farms ; Stream flow ; Channels(Waterways) ; Environmental impacts ; Exposure ; Land use ; Evaluation ; Lumbering ; Watersheds ; Georgia ;|
The report documents the development of a conceptual model for assessing the ecological risk to the water quality function (WQF) of bottomland hardwood riparian ecosystems (BHRE) in the Tifton-Vidalia upland (TVU) ecoregion of Georgia. Previous research has demonstrated that mature BHRE are essential to maintaining water quality in this portion of the coastal plain. The WQF of these ecosystems is considered an assessment endpoint, an ecosystem function or set of functions that society chooses to value as evidenced by laws, regulations, or common usage. The water quality function of BHRE is at risk because of the ecological and environmental quality effects of a suite of chemical, physical, and biological stressors related to nonpoint source pollution from adjacent land uses, agriculture; the conversion of BHRE to other land uses.