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Coastal Wetlands Ecology - current studies

Don Cahoon

Email: dcahoon@usgs.gov

Website: www.pwrc.usgs.gov/set

Areas of Study

Hurricane Sandy Impacts on Coastal Wetland Resilience in the Northeast United States

Publications

Krauss, K. W., K. L. Mckee, C. E. Lovelock, D. R. Cahoon, N. Saintilan, R. Reef, and L. Chen. 2014. How mangrove forests adjust to rising sea level. New Phytologist 202(1):19-34. Abstract

Wigand, C., C. T. Roman, E. Davey, M. Stolt, R. Johnson, A. Hanson, E. B. Watson, S. B. Moran, D. R. Cahoon, J. C. Lynch, and P. Rafferty. 2014. Below the disappearing marshes of an urban estuary: historic nitrogen trends and soil structure. Ecological Applications 24(4):633-649. Abstract

Boesch, D. F., L. P. Atkinson, W. C. Boicourt, J. D. Boon, D. R. Cahoon, R. A. Dalrymple, T. Ezer, B. P. Horton, Z. P. Johnson, R. E. Kopp, M. Li, R. H. Moss, A. Parris, and C. K. Sommerfield. 2013. Updating Maryland’s Sea-level Rise Projections. . University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD. 19 pp. PDF

Callaway, J. C., D. R. Cahoon, and J. C. Lynch. 2013. The Surface Elevation Table – marker horizon method for measuring wetland accretion and elevation dynamics. Pages 901-918 in R. D. DeLaune, K. R. Reddy, C. J. Richardson, and J. P. Megonigal, editors. Methods in Biogeochemistry of Wetlands. SSSA Book Series 10 Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI. xix, 1,004 pp. PDF

Webb, E. L., D. A. Friess, K. W. Krauss, D. R. Cahoon, G. R. Guntenspergen, and J. Phelps. 2013. A global standard for monitoring coastal wetland vulnerability to accelerated sea-level rise. Nature Climate Change 3(5):458-465. Abstract

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Howard Ginsberg

Email: hginsberg@usgs.gov

Website: http://www.pwrc.usgs.gov/resshow/ginsberg/index.cfm

Areas of Study

Ecological Thresholds for Salt Marsh Nekton and Vegetation

Publications

James-Pirri, M. J., J. L. Swanson, C. T. Roman, H. S. Ginsberg, and J. F. Heltshe. 2014. Ecological Thresholds for Salt Marsh Nekton and Vegetation Communities. Pages 291-319 in Glenn R. Guntenspergen, editor. Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making. Springer, New York. i-vi, 327 pp. Abstract

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Glenn Guntenspergen

Email: glenn_guntenspergen@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Development of a Multimetric Index for Integrated Assessment of Salt Marsh Condition in the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Networks

Predicting the Vulnerability of Coastal Wetlands to Sea-Level Rise and Global Climate Change

Hurricane Sandy Impacts on Coastal Wetland Resilience in the Northeast United States

Publications

Neckles, H. A., J. E. Lyons, G. R. Guntenspergen, W. G. Shriver, and S. C. Adamowicz. 2014. Use of structured decision making to identify monitoring variables and management priorities for salt marsh ecosystems. Estuaries and Coasts Online Early May Abstract

Kirwan, M. L., J. A. Langley, G. R. Guntenspergen, and J. P. Megonigal. 2013. The impact of sea-level rise on organic matter decay rates in Chesapeake Bay brackish tidal marshes. Biogeosciences 10(3):1869-1876. Abstract

Neckles, H. A., G. R. Guntenspergen, W. G. Shriver, N. P. Danz, W. A. Wiest, J. L. Nagel, and J. H. Olker. 2013. Identification of metrics to monitor salt marsh integrity on National Wildlife Refuges in relation to conservation and management objectives. Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region. . USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland. x, 226 pp. PDF

Schoolmaster, D. R., J. B. Grace, E. W. Schweiger, G. R. Guntenspergen, B. R. Mitchell, K. M. Miller, and A. M. Little. 2013. An algorithmic and information-theoretic approach to multimetric index construction. Ecological Indicators 26(1):14-23. Abstract

Schoolmaster, D. R., Jr., J. B. Grace, E. W. Schweiger, B. R. Mitchell, and G. R. Guntenspergen. 2013. A causal examination of the effects of confounding factors on multimetric indices. Ecological Indicators 29:411-419. Abstract

Webb, E. L., D. A. Friess, K. W. Krauss, D. R. Cahoon, G. R. Guntenspergen, and J. Phelps. 2013. A global standard for monitoring coastal wetland vulnerability to accelerated sea-level rise. Nature Climate Change 3(5):458-465. Abstract

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Hilary Neckles

Email: hneckles@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Integrating Estuarine Water-Quality Data in Northeastern National Parks

Variation in Nitrogen Isotope Ratios of Eelgrass to Detect Trends in Estuarine Nutrient Status

Development of a Multimetric Index for Integrated Assessment of Salt Marsh Condition in the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Networks

Loss of Eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) Associated with European Green Crabs in Maquoit Bay, Maine

Publications

Neckles, H. A., J. E. Lyons, G. R. Guntenspergen, W. G. Shriver, and S. C. Adamowicz. 2014. Use of structured decision making to identify monitoring variables and management priorities for salt marsh ecosystems. Estuaries and Coasts Online Early May Abstract

Hart, T. E., H. A. Neckles, and B. S. Kopp. 2013. Priority data on marine and estuarine resources within northeastern National Parks: Inventory and acquisition needs. Natural Resource Report NPS/NCBN/NRR-2013/612. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. xix, 204 pp. Abstract , PDF

Neckles, H. A., G. R. Guntenspergen, W. G. Shriver, N. P. Danz, W. A. Wiest, J. L. Nagel, and J. H. Olker. 2013. Identification of metrics to monitor salt marsh integrity on National Wildlife Refuges in relation to conservation and management objectives. Final Report to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Northeast Region. . USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, Maryland. x, 226 pp. PDF

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Allan O’Connell

Email: aoconnell@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Coastal Wetland Dynamics and Wildlife Populations: Modeling the Effects of Sea Level Rise and Landscape Change

Wind Energy and the Marine Environment

Ecology of Raccoons within Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina, and the Efficacy of Raccoon Removal as a Management Tool for Protecting Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Species

Publications

Parsons, A. W., T. R. Simons, A. F. O'Connell, Jr., and M. K. Stoskopf. 2013. Demographics, diet, movements, and survival of an isolated, unmanaged raccoon Procyon lotor (Procyonidae, Carnivora) population on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Mammalia 77(1):21-30. Abstract

Sollmann, R., B. Gardner, A. W. Parsons, J. J. Stocking, B. T. McClintock, T. R. Simons, K. H. Pollock, and A. F. O'Connell. 2013. A spatial mark-resight model augmented with telemetry data. Ecology 94(3):553-559. Abstract

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Diann Prosser

Email: dprosser@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Shoreline Changes and Impacts to Natural Resources in Chesapeake Bay

Island Restoration, Sea Level Rise, and Waterbirds in Chesapeake Bay

Coastal Salt Marsh Management Along the Atlantic

Publications

James-Pirri, M.-J., R. M. Erwin, D. J. Prosser, and J. D. Taylor. 2012. Responses of salt marsh ecosystems to mosquito control management practices along the Atlantic Coast (U.S.A.). Restoration Ecology 20(3):395-404. Abstract

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Brian Underwood

Email: hbunderwood@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Conservation of Rare Vegetation Communities of the Atlantic Coastal Barrier Islands

Publications

Underwood, H. B. and R. Knutson. 2011. Analysis of night-spotlighting counts for white-tailed deer : Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, 1991-2006 . Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/GLKN/NRTR--2011/424 . National Park Service, Natural Resource Program Center, Fort Collins, CO. xiii, 41 pp. Abstract , PD

Forrester, J. A., D. J. Leopold, and H. B. Underwood. 2008. The role of disturbance in the long-term viability of a coastal maritime forest fragment. Technical Report NPS/NER/NRTR--2008/104. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Northeast Region, Boston, Massachusetts. iii, 37 pp. Abstract

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