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Nelson Beyer

Email: nbeyer@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Bring an Injured Section of Forest along the Appalachian Trail Back to Health

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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

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

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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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

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

Publications

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

Werner, B. A., W. C. Johnson, and G. R. Guntenspergen. 2013. Evidence for 20th century climate warming and wetland drying in the North American Prairie Pothole Region. Ecology and Evolution 3(10):3471-3482. Abstract

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Jeff Hatfield

Email: jhatfield@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Vegetation Studies in National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and Other Protected Areas

Rebuilding Freshwater Tidal Wetlands on the Anacostia River in Washington, D.C.

Publications

Hatfield, J. S., K. E. Myrick, M. A. Huston, F. W. Weckerly, and M. C. Green. 2013. Vascular Plant and Vertebrate Species Richness in National Parks of the Eastern United States. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NCR/NCRO/NRTR-2013/002. U.S. National Parks Service, Washington, D.C. vi, 50 pp. PDF

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Jeff Marion

Email: jeff_marion@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Assessing Recreational Impact to Cliff Habitats and Rare Plants

Sustainably Designed Trails: Recent Recreation Ecology Findings on Design Factors Affecting Soil Loss

Research and Management of Informal (Visitor-Created) Trails in Protected Areas

Publications

Marion, J. 2014. Leave No Trace in the Outdoors. . Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, PA. 128 pp. Abstract

Browning, M. H. E. M., J. L. Marion, and T. G. Gregoire. 2013. Sustainably connecting children with nature - An exploratory study of nature play area visitor impacts and their management. Landscape and Urban Planning 119:104-112. Abstract

Marion, J. L., J. F. Wimpey, and L. O. Park. 2012. The science of trail surveys: Recreation ecology provides new tools for managing wilderness trails. Park Science 28(3):60-65. Abstract , PDF

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Hilary Neckles

Email: hneckles@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

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

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

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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Diann Prosser

Email: dprosser@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

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

Shoreline Changes and Impacts to Natural Resources in Chesapeake Bay

Coastal Salt Marsh along the Atlantic

Productivity of Species of Concern – Least Tern and Common Tern on Poplar Island Restoration Site

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Daniel Twedt

Email: dtwedt@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Shorebird Habitat in Southeastern Missouri

Forest Structure Resulting from Wildlife Forestry Silviculture

Bats in Forests Managed for Wildlife

Publications

Twedt, D. J. and S. G. Somershoe. 2013. Regeneration in bottomland forest canopy gaps six years after variable retention harvests to enhance wildlife habitat. Pages 261-269 in James M. Guldin, editor. Proceedings of the Fifteenth Biennial Southern Silvicultural Research Conference, Hot Springs, Arkansas, November 2008. General Technical Report SRS-175 U.S. Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Asheville, NC. vi, 585 pp. Abstract

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H. Brian Underwood

Email: hbunderwood@usgs.gov

Areas of Study

Conservation of Rare Vegetation Communities of the Atlantic Coastal Barrier Islands

Estimation of Density and Abundance of Biological Populations on National Parks and Wildlife Refuges Through Distance Sampling

Publications

Farrell, J. M., K. L. Kapuscinski, and H. B. Underwood. 2014. Fine scale habitat use by age-1 stocked muskellunge and wild northern pike in an upper St. Lawrence River bay. Journal of Great Lakes Research 40(supplement 2):148-153. Abstract

Haase, C. G. and H. B. Underwood. 2013. Integrating thermal constraints into habitat suitability for moose in the Adirondack State Park, New York. Alces 49:49-64. Abstract

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