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Title: Conceptual ecosystem model of the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program study area. Final report

Abstract

This report developed a conceptual ecosystem model, both pictorial and narrative, of the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program (CCBNEP) study area. The model demonstrates ecosystem linkages at all trophic levels and substrate types, and provides a conceptual framework with which to assess ecological and environmental impacts (both episodic and cumulative) associated with external influences. The model is based on current scientific consensus regarding the modeling of estuarine ecosystem components, and data and information regarding these relationships within the study area. The model was developed to two levels of detail: (1) a detailed model suitable for the scientific and technical community; and, (2) a simple model suitable for use in CCBNEP public documents and management conference deliberations.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Texas Univ., Port Aransas, TX (United States). Marine Science Inst.
OSTI Identifier:
377438
Report Number(s):
PB-96-196837/XAB
TRN: 62613373
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Jan 1996
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING AND POLICY; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; GULF OF MEXICO; BASELINE ECOLOGY; RESOURCE CONSERVATION; AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS; BIOLOGICAL MODELS

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Montagna, P.A., Li, J., and Street, G.T.. Conceptual ecosystem model of the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program study area. Final report. United States: N. p., 1996. Web.
Montagna, P.A., Li, J., & Street, G.T.. Conceptual ecosystem model of the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program study area. Final report. United States.
Montagna, P.A., Li, J., and Street, G.T.. Mon . "Conceptual ecosystem model of the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program study area. Final report". United States. doi:.
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