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DEVELOPMENT OF THE ECOLOGICAL UNIT MODEL FOR THE SANDUSKY RIVER WATERSHED
Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan www.asabe.orgCitation: Paper number 701P0904, . (doi: 10.13031/2013.17439)
Authors: Cynthia Smith, Jay Martin
In coastal settings, including the Great Lakes, policies are being proposed to address human impacts on water quality and habitat change. However, few tools exist to quantitatively evaluate the impacts of these plans across time and space. A spatial watershed model will be created to predict and quantify the effects of land use policies on water quality and habitat change within the Sandusky River watershed (Lake Erie, Ohio). The spatial watershed model will incorporate three cellular models: hydrodynamic, ecological, and economic across a spatial grid. This project focused on the development of an ecological unit model that incorporated the important processes involved in three different ecosystems; agricultural, forest, and wetland, found throughout the watershed.(Download PDF) (Export to EndNotes)