Selected Resources


Aquatic Botany

Aquatic Conservation

Ecological Applications:

Ecological Engineering


Environmental Management

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry:

Freshwater Biology

Journal of Environmental Quality:

Journal of the North American Benthological Society:

Limnology and Oceanography:

Restoration Ecology


Wetlands Ecology and Management:

Some of the Key Players


Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20460 (202) 260-2090 email:

Chesapeake Bay Program, EPA 410 Severn Avenue - Suite 109, Annapolis City Marina, Annapolis, MD 21403 (800) YOURBAY email:

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 14th Street & Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 6013, Washington, DC 20230 (202) 482-6090 email:

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) 4th & Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250 (202) 720-2791 email:

Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA 4th & Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250 (202) 720-2791 email:

United States Army Corps of Engineers 441 G Street, NW, Washington, DC 20314 (202) 761-0660

United States Fish and Wildlife Department of the Interior, 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240 (202) 208-5634 email:

United States Geological Survey 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20192 (703) 648-4000 or (888) ASK-USGS email:

United States Department of Interior 1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240 (202) 208-3100


Cheapeake Bay Foundation 162 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 268-8816 email:

Environmental Concern P.O. Box P, 201 Boundary Lane, St. Michaels, Maryland 21663 (410) 745-9620

Society of American Foresters 5400 Grosvenor Lane, Bethesda, Maryland 20814 (301) 8978720 email:

Society of Wetland Scientists P. O. Box 7060, Lawrence, Kansas 66044-7060 (785) 843-1235 or (800) 627-0629 email:

Wetland Science Institute 11400 American Holly Drive, Laurel, MD 20708-4014 (301) 497-5938 email:


Some Researchers in the Field

Robert Bastian, EPA
Barbara Bedford, Cornell University
Gretchen Daily, Stanford University
Katherine Ewel, USDA
Carol Johnston, University of Minnesota, Duluth
Robert H. Kadlec, University of Michigan
Robert L. Knight, University of Florida
Richard Lowrance, USDA
William J. Mitsch, Ohio State University
Curtis Richardson, Duke University
Ramesh Reddy, University of Florida
Joy Zedler, University of Wisconsin


Selected Key Publications

EPA 1999. Riparian Forest Buffers: Linking Land and Water. EPA, Annapolis, MD, Chesapeake Bay Program Report. CBP/TR S 220/99, EPA 903-R-99-002.

Ewel, K.C. 1997. Water Quality Improvement by Wetlands. Pg. 329-344. In G. C. Daily ed. Natures Services: Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystems. Island Press, Washington DC.

Lowrance, R., R. Todd, J. Fail, O. Hendrickson, R. Leonard, and L. Asmussen. 1984. Riparian Forests as Nutrient Filters in Agricultural Watersheds. BioScience 34 (6).

Mitsch, W.J. and J.G. Gosselink. 1993. Wetlands. 2nd edition. Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York.

Pace, M.L. and P.M. Groffman. 1998. Successes, Limitations, and Frontiers in Ecosystem Science. Springer-Verlag Press, New York, NY.

Perry, D.A. 1994. Forest Ecosystems. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Peterjohn, W.T. and D.L. Correll. 1984. Nutrient Dynamics in an Agricultural Watershed: Observations on the Role of a Riparian Forest. Ecology 65 (5).

Postel, S. and S. Carpenter. 1997. Freshwater Ecosystem Services. Pg. 195-214. In G. C. Daily ed. Natures Services: Societal Dependence on Natural Ecosystem. Island Press, Washington DC.

Pringle, C. M. 2000. Threats to U.S. Public Lands From Cumulative Hydrological Alterations Outside of Their Boundaries. Ecological Applications 10 (4):971-989.

Zedler, J.B. 1996. Ecological Issues In Wetland Mitigation: An Introduction to the Forum. Special Issue. Ecological Applications 6(1): 33-37.


Selected Key Websites
EPA Office of Water, Wetlands, Oceans, Watersheds: Provides extensive information on EPA's Wetlands; Oceans, Coasts, and Estuaries; and Watershed Programs.
Chesapeake Bay Riparian Handbook: A Guide for Establishing and Maintaining Riparian Forest Buffers
Chesapeake Bay Program, Riparian Forest Buffers in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed: Provides a comprehensive overview of riparian buffers and their importance in maintaining water quality in the Chesapeake Bay.
U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management: Gives an overall view of BLM and their programs. BLM manages large tracts of land that affect water quality in many western states.
Massachusetts Riverways Program fact sheets #5,6,8: Provides extensive information on riparian buffers and their ecological significance.
NCSU Water Quality Group, North Carolina State University, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering: Provides information on wetlands and their ecological importance.