Research for Managing the Nation's Estuaries: proceedings of a conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, March 13-15, 1984
Copeland, B.J., et al
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The purpose of this national symposium was to develop a research strategy needed to manage the nation's estuaries. The most capable researchers peered into the future and, based on the very latest scientific protocol, suggested those research directions necessary to better understand estuarine functions. Assessment of problematic needs resulted in five basic categories of research directions: water inflows, sediment inflows, nutrients and other chemicals, coupling of primary and secondary productivity, and fisheries habitats. Speakers accepted the challenges of addressing research needs, and the final chapter of the proceedings summarizes their recommendations. We hope that funding agencies will use these recommendations as a guide to future research programs.