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Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center

Library resources to support the education and research activities at PEREC


Specific reference books:
  • Encyclopedia of Estuaries There are about 270 topics that range from short definition like entries to essays that cover several pages. The entries are illustrated with maps, diagrams, photographs and tables. The articles are in the format of this series; definition, introduction, the main text and summary. There is a full bibliography to each article. 
  • Stream Ecology: Structure and function of running waters  is designed to serve as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, and as a reference source for specialists in stream ecology and related fields
  • Conservation monitoring in freshwater habitats focuses on the need to develop clear, site-specific, conservation management goals; something rarely considered in previous publications on freshwater monitoring. The early chapters explore the use of biological indicators for monitoring and provide practical guidance for developing and implementing efficient and reliable monitoring projects.
  • Living Rivers: Trends and challenges in science and management All over the world, sustainable river basin management is a leading principle of policy plans and legal instruments for water management. This book demonstrates an integrative perspective on trends and challenges in river science and management. It describes the three pillars underneath sustainable water management, ecology, economy and sociology. 
  • The world's water. Volume 7 the biennial report on freshwater resources  is the most comprehensive and up-to-to date source of information and analysis on freshwater resources. Volume 7 features chapters on U.S. water policy, transboundary waters, and the effects of fossil fuel production on water resources, among other timely issues.
  • Treatise on Water Science Water science research brings together the natural and applied sciences, engineering, chemistry, law and policy, and economics, and the Treatise on Water Science seeks to unite these areas through contributions from a global team of author-experts.


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  • Inland Waters  is the peer-reviewed, scholarly outlet for original papers that advance science within the framework of the International Society of Limnology (SIL).
  • Water resources research is an interdisciplinary journal that focuses on hydrology and water resources. It publishes original research in the natural and social sciences of water.
  • Ecology letters  is a forum for the very rapid publication of the most novel research in ecology. 
  • Trends in ecology & evolution (TREE) contains polished, concise and readable reviews, opinions and letters in all areas of ecology and evolutionary science.
  • Frontiers in ecology and the environment consists of peer-reviewed, synthetic review articles on all aspects of ecology, the environment, and related disciplines, as well as short, high-impact research communications of broad interdisciplinary appeal.
  • The Science of the total environment is an international journal for publication of original research on the total environment, which includes the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, lithosphere, and anthroposphere.

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Virginia Coastal Zone

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Virginia Coastal Geospatial and Educational Mapping System

gateway to Virginia’s coastal resource data and maps; coastal laws and policies; facts on coastal resource values; and direct links to collaborating agencies responsible for current data. A growing inventory of water and land based natural resources, conservation planning tools, and planning examples that can help us to protect Virginia’s coastal ecosystems.

Alternative Link: COASTALGEMS.ORG