Environmental Management

, Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 539–549

Relationships Between Landscape Characteristics and Nonpoint Source Pollution Inputs to Coastal Estuaries

  • Prakash  Basnyat
  • Lawrence D.  Teeter
  • Kathryn M.  Flynn
  • B. Graeme  Lockaby

The model can help in examining the relative sensitivity of water-quality variables to alterations in land use made at varying distances from the stream channel. The model also shows the importance of streamside management zones, which are key to maintenance of stream water quality. The linkage model can be considered a first step in the integration of GIS and ecological models. The model can then be used by local and regional land managers in the formulation of plans for watershed-level management.

KEY WORDS: Water quality; Land-use complex; Geographic information system; Nonpoint source pollution; Forested buffers 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Prakash  Basnyat
  • Lawrence D.  Teeter
    • 1
  • Kathryn M.  Flynn
    • 1
  • B. Graeme  Lockaby
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Forestry, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849-5126, USA US

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