Use of Maryland Biological Stream Survey data to determine effects of agricultural riparian buffers on measures of biological stream health.

@article{Barker2006UseOM,
  title={Use of Maryland Biological Stream Survey data to determine effects of agricultural riparian buffers on measures of biological stream health.},
  author={Linda S Barker and Gary K Felton and Estelle Russek-Cohen},
  journal={Environmental monitoring and assessment},
  year={2006},
  volume={117 1-3},
  pages={1-19}
}
This study was undertaken to determine the importance of riparian buffers to stream ecology in agricultural areas. The original Maryland Biological Stream Survey (MBSS) data set was partitioned to represent agricultural sites in Maryland's Coastal Plain and Piedmont regions. ANOVA, multiple linear regression (MLR), and CART regression tree models were developed using riparian and site catchment landscape characteristics. MBSS data were both stratified by physiographic region and analyzed as a… CONTINUE READING