Filling a long-standing need for a desk reference that synthesizes current research, Land Use Effects on Streamflow and Water Quality in the Northeastern United States reviews and discusses the impact of forest management, agriculture, and urbanization. The book provides a gateway to the diverse scientific literature that is urgently needed

Introduction. Fundamentals of Hydrology. Nutrients, Pesticides, and Metals. The Stream Ecosystem. Riparian Areas and Riparian Buffers. Forest Management and Natural Disturbances. Forest Conversion to Agriculture. Forest Conversion to Urban and Suburban Land Use. Mixed Land Use and Cumulative Effects. Conclusions and Management Implications.