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Chesapeake Bay Glossary

Long Name: 
Chesapeake Bay Program Glossary
Description: 
The Bay Program glossary is a quick reference guide for citizens, students, researchers, conservation professionals and others to understand the terms used to describe the Chesapeake Bay, its ecosystem and the Bay Program's restoration efforts.
Publishing Organization: 
Region 3/Chesapeake Bay Program
Last Update: 
June 2017
 

Terms & Acronyms


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Abundance index
Acid rain
Agriculture
Air deposition
Airshed
Algae
Algae bloom
Allowance
Amphibian
Amphipod
Anadromous fish
Anaerobic
Angler
Anoxia
Anthropogenic
Aquaculture
Aquatic
Aquatic reef
Aquifer
Arachnid
Arthropod
Artificial reef
Atmospheric deposition
Attenuation
Backwater
Ballast
Baseflow
Baseline
Basin
Bathymetry
Bay jurisdictions
BayScapes
Bedrock
Benthic
Benthic macroinvertebrate
Benthos
Best management practices
Bioaccumulation
Biodiversity
Biological diversity
Biological nutrient removal
Biomass
Bioretention site
Biota
Bivalve
Bloom
Bog
Brackish
Bycatch
Canopy
Cap
Cap load
Cap load allocations
Carapace
Carnivore
Carrion
Carrying capacity
Catadromous fish
Cephalopod
Chemical contaminants
Chlorophyll a
Cilia
Clean Water Act
Clutch
Coastal plain
Coliform bacteria
Commensal
Community
Competition
Conical
Conifer
Conservation
Consumer
Contaminant
Contaminants of emerging concern
Copepods
Crustaceans
Dam
DDT
Dead zone
Decomposition
Deforestation
Delmarva Peninsula
Denitrification
Dermo
Designated use
Detritus
Detrivore
Diatoms
Dinoflagellate
Dissolved inorganic nitrogen
Dissolved oxygen
Diurnal
Diversity
Dorsal
Drainage basin
Dredge
Dry deposition
Easement
Ebb tide
Echinoderm
Ecology
Ecosystem
Effluent
Emergent
Emissions
Endangered species
Endemic species
Endocrine disruptors
Enhanced nutrient removal
Environment
Environmental data
Environmental technology
Epifauna
Epiphyte
Erosion
Estuarine species
Estuary
Euryhaline
Eutrophic
Eutrophication
Exoskeleton
Exotic species
Extant species
Extinct species
Fall line
Fecundity
Fertilizer
Filter feeder
Fish ladder
Fish passage
Fishing mortality rate
Flagellum
Flood tide
Food chain/web
Forest fragmentation
Forest-interior species
Forest parcelization
Freshet
Fry
Gastropod
Geographic Information System
Green infrastructure
Groundwater
Habitat
Harmful algae bloom
Headwaters
Heavy metals
Herbaceous
Herbicide
Herbivore
Hermaphroditic
Home range
Hybridize
Hydric soil
Hydrology
Hydrophyte
Hypoxia
Impaired waters
Impervious
Indigenous species
Infauna
Infrastructure
Insectivorous
Integrated pest management
Interior forest
Intersex
Intertidal
Introduced species
Invertebrate
Isopod
Jetty
Juvenile
Keystone species
Lag-time
Land cover
Land use
Larva
Light attenuation
Littoral zone
Load
Low-impact development
Macroinvertebrates
Macrophyte
Mainstem
Mammal
Mandibles
Marine
Marsh
Maxilliped
Megalops
Mesohaline
Mesotrophic
Micro-organism
Micron
Migration
Migratory
Mollusk
Molt
Monoecious
MSX
Mycobacteriosis
Native species
Natural infrastructure
Nearshore
Needle
Nekton
Nematocyst
Nesting
Niche
Nitrification
Nitrogen
Nocturnal
Non-point source
Notochord
Nutrient removal technology
Nutrient trading
Nutrients
Oligohaline
Oligotrophic
Omnivore
Open space
Overwinter
Palps
Parapodia
Parasite
Pathogen
Pelagic
Perennial
Permeable
Pervious
Pesticides
pH
Pharmaceuticals
Phosphorus
Photic zone
Photosynthesis
Phytoplankton
Piedmont
Piscivorous
Plankton
Plastron
Plumage
Point source
Pollinate
Polluted runoff
Pollution
Polychlorinated biphenyls
Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons
Polyhaline
Population
ppt
Precipitation
Predation
Predator
Prey
Primary producers
Primary production
Probable Effects Level
Proboscis
Pycnocline
Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance Project Plan
Quality Control
Quality Management
Quality Management Plan
Quality System
Radial
Radula
Rain garden
Range
Raptor
Recruitment
Red tide
Reforestation
Reservoir
Resident
Rhizome
Riparian
Riparian forest buffers
Riverine
Roe
Rootstock
Salinity
Salinity regime
Salt marsh
Scavenger
Scutes
Sediment
Sedimentation
Sessile
Shellfish
Siltation
Smog
Spat
Spawn
Species
Spicules
Sprawl
Stamen
Stocking
Stormwater
Stormwater runoff
Stratification
Stream bank erosion
Submerged aquatic vegetation
Substrate
Subtidal
Succession
Suspended sediments
Sustainability
Swamp
Swim bladder
Terrestrial
Thicket
Threatened
Tidal marsh
Tidal mud flat
Tides
Total maximum daily load
Toxicant
Trend analysis
Tributary
Tributary strategies
Trophic level
Turbidity
Understory
Urban forest
Urban stormwater
Urbanization
Use attainability analysis
Valve
Veliger
Venom
Vertebrate
Wastewater
Water clarity
Water quality criteria
Water quality standards
Waterfowl
Watershed
Wet deposition
Wetland
Year class
Young of the year
Zoea
Zooplankton
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