Document Type

Report

Department/Program

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date

1981

Series

Special Scientific Report (Virginia Institute of Marine Science); No. 107

Abstract

The Chesapeake Bay Bibliography was initiated by the Virginia Institute of Marine Science in response to growing resource management problems of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. With these problems came the realization that planning and management of such a great natural resource is an overwhelming task requiring the best available information. This bibliography, therefore, was undertaken to document existing sources of information, to help identify research and data gathering needs, and to develop a comprehensive research and information services programs for individuals interested in research on, and management of the natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay region.

The four previously published volumes of the Chesapeake Bay Bibliography addressed the following geographical areas respectively; Volume I - the James River, Volumes II and IV - Virginia Waters and Volume III - Maryland Waters.

Volume V Virginia and Maryland Waters (1981) covers the entire Bay and its tributaries, from the fall line of the Susquehanna River, south through Maryland and Virginia to the Hampton Roads area and extends three miles into the territorial offshore waters of Virginia. The Virginia segment of the Eastern Shore on the Delmarva Peninsula is also included.

See also:

  • Volume I (1971) which summarized information sources dealing with the James River
  • Volumes II Virginia (1972) focused on the respective segments of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.
  • Volume IV Virginia Waters (1976) includes and updates the water resource-oriented citations contained in Volumes I and II, and it also identifies information sources dealing with the land resources of Virginia's nine coastal planning regions.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.21220/V5MB0D

Keywords

Chesapeake Bay (Md. and Va.) -- Bibliography