Coastal Monitoring through Partnerships

Proceedings of the Fifth Symposium on the Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP) Pensacola Beach, FL, U.S.A., April 24–27, 2001

  • Brian D. Melzian
  • Virginia Engle
  • Malissa McAlister
  • Shabeg Sandhu
  • Lisa Kay Eads

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-1
  2. Regional and National Coastal Monitoring Partnership Programs

    1. Rainer Hoenicke, Jay A. Davis, Andrew Gunther, Thomas E. Mumley, Khalil Abu-Saba, Karen Taberski
      Pages 15-25
    2. Paul Bertram, Nancy Stadler-Salt, Paul Horvatin, Harvey Shear
      Pages 27-33
    3. Mark Tedesco, W. Frank Bohlen, Mary M. Howard-Strobel, David R. Cohen, Peter A. Tebeau
      Pages 35-42
    4. Christy V. Pattengill-Semmens, Brice X. Semmens
      Pages 43-50
  3. Monitoring Approaches, Modeling, and Data Management

    1. Robert F. Van Dolah, David E. Chestnut, John D. Jones, Pamela C. Jutte, George Riekerk, Martin Levisen et al.
      Pages 85-95
    2. Paul A. Conrads, William P. Martello, Nancy R. Sullins
      Pages 97-106
    3. Gregory D. Steyer, Charles E. Sasser, Jenneke M. Visser, Erick M. Swenson, John A. Nyman, Richard C. Raynie
      Pages 107-117
    4. Kenneth Schiff, Steven Bay, Dario Diehl
      Pages 119-132
    5. Stephen S. Hale, Anne Hale Miglarese, M. Patricia Bradley, Thomas J. Belton, Larry D. Cooper, Michael T. Frame et al.
      Pages 133-148
  4. Benthic Communities Monitoring and Assessment

    1. Jeffrey L. Hyland, W. Leonard Balthis, Virginia D. Engle, Edward R. Long, John F. Paul, J. Kevin Summers et al.
      Pages 149-161
    2. Roberto J. Llansó, Daniel M. Dauer, Jon H. Vølstad, Lisa C. Scott
      Pages 163-174
    3. J. Ananda Ranasinghe, David E. Montagne, Stephen B. Weisberg, Mary Bergen, Ronald G. Velarde
      Pages 199-206
  5. Biological Indicators & Interlaboratory Sediment Comparisons

    1. Pamela Hallock, Barbara H. Lidz, Elizabeth M. Cockey-Burkhard, Kelly B. Donnelly
      Pages 221-238
    2. Kenneth B. Raposa, Charles T. Roman, James F. Heltshe
      Pages 239-255
  6. Microbiological Modeling, Indicators, and Monitoring

    1. Rachel T. Noble, Stephen B. Weisberg, Molly K. Leecaster, Charles D. McGee, Kerry Ritter, Kathy O. Walker et al.
      Pages 301-312
    2. Katharine G. Field, Anne E. Bernhard, Timothy J. Brodeur
      Pages 313-326
    3. O. Colin Stine, Amy Carnahan, Ruby Singh, Jan Powell, Jon P. Furuno, Alicia Dorsey et al.
      Pages 327-336
    4. R. Heath Kelsey, Geoffrey I. Scott, Dwayne E. Porter, Brian Thompson, Laura Webster
      Pages 337-348
  7. Monitoring and Assessment of Phytoplankton and Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Communities

    1. William S. Fisher, Thomas C. Malone, James D. Giattina
      Pages 373-381
    2. David J. Williams, Nancy B. Rybicki, Alfonso V. Lombana, Tim M. O’Brien, Richard B. Gomez
      Pages 383-392
    3. Paul R. Carlson Jr., Laura A. Yarbro, Kevin Madley, Herman Arnold, Manuel Merello, Lisa Vanderbloemen et al.
      Pages 393-408

About this book


As the coastal human population increases in the United States, there will likely be increasing environmental and socioeconomic pressures on our coastal and estuarine environments. Monitoring the condition of all our nation's coastal and estuarine ecosystems over the long term is more than any one program can accomplish on its own. Therefore, it is crucial that monitoring programs at all levels (local, state, and federal) cooperate in the collection, sharing, and use of environmental data.
This volume is the proceedings of the Coastal Monitoring Through Partnerships symposium that was held in Pensacola, Florida in April of 2001, and was organized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP), and the Council of State Governments (CSG). It contains papers that describe various multi-disciplinary coastal and estuarine environmental monitoring programs, designed and implemented by using regional and national partnerships with federal and state agencies, academia, Native American tribes, and nongovernmental organizations. In addition, it includes papers on modeling and data management; monitoring and assessment of benthic communities; development of biological indicators and interlaboratory sediment comparisons; microbiological modeling and indicators; and monitoring and assessment of phytoplankton and submerged aquatic vegetation.
There are many components involved in determining the overall impacts of anthropogenic stressors on coastal and estuarine waters. It will take strong partnerships like those described in this volume to ensure that we have healthy and sustainable coastal and estuarine environments, now and in the future.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Brian D. Melzian
    • 1
  • Virginia Engle
    • 2
  • Malissa McAlister
    • 3
  • Shabeg Sandhu
    • 4
  • Lisa Kay Eads
    • 3
  1. 1.National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Atlantic Ecology DivisionU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyNarrangansettUSA
  2. 2.National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory Gulf Ecology DivisonU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyGulf BreezeUSA
  3. 3.The Council of State GovernmentsLexingtonUSA
  4. 4.National Health and Environmental Effects Research LaboratoryU.S. Environmental Protection AgencyResearch Triangle ParkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-6203-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0299-7
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