Scientific Personnel Resource Inventory: List and Index to Research Scientists Involved with the Estuarine Environment, Especially the Chesapeake Bay,
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION WASHINGTON DC OCEANOGRAPHY AND LIMNOLOGY PROGRAM
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The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, has launched an extensive review of the existing, social, economic, legal and environmental condition of the Chesapeake Bay. The objective of this review is the development of a plan to provide the Corps with the basic information required to permit the proper management of the Bay and its associated environs. As a part of the biological portion of this project, an effort was made to identify and inventory researchers, especially biologists, who are active in Chesapeake Bay research. Since the number of people involved in Bay research has increased greatly during the last decade, it has become impossible for a researcher in a particular discipline to personally know all other scientists with the same interests. Prior to this report, no recorded information existed that identified the estuarine community of scientists and their research capabilities and expertise. This information is fundamental to the present assessment of existing biological knowledge and to the future prospect of providing managers with useful data for prediction of possible effects of pollutants on the biota or to solve specific biological problems.