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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 Network

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

2014

Guntenspergen, G. R., editor. 2014. Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making. Springer, New York. i-vi, 327 pp. Abstract

Guntenspergen, G. R. and J. Gross. 2014. Threshold Concepts: Implications for the Management of Natural Resources. Pages 1-7 in Glenn R. Guntenspergen, editor. Application of Threshold Concepts in Natural Resource Decision Making. Springer, New York. i-vi, 327 pp. Abstract

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

2013

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

2012

Fagherazzi, S., M. L. Kirwan, S. M. Mudd, G. R. Guntenspergen, S. Temmerman, A. D'Alpaos, J. Van De Koppel, J. M. Rybczyk, E. Reyes, C. Craft, and J. Clough. 2012. Numerical models of salt marsh evolution: Ecological, geomorphic, and climatic factors. Reviews of Geophysics 50(1):RG1002. Abstract

Kirwan, M. L. and G. R. Guntenspergen. 2012. Feedbacks between inundation, root production, and shoot growth in a rapidly submerging brackish marsh. Journal of Ecology 100(3):764-770. Abstract

Little, A. M., G. R. Guntenspergen, and T. F. H. Allen. 2012. Wetland vegetation dynamics in response to beaver (Castor canadensis) activity at multiple scales. Ecoscience 19(3):246-257. Abstract

2011

Chmura, G. L., L. Kellman, and G. R. Guntenspergen. 2011. The greenhouse gas flux and potential global warming feedbacks of a northern macrotidal and microtidal salt marsh. Environmental Research Letters 6(4):44016-44016. Abstract

Guntenspergen, G. 2011. Ecology in Cities: Patterns of Urban Biodiversity Introduction. Pages 73-76 in J. Niemela, J. H. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Guntenspergen, P. James, and N. E. McIntyre, editors. Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications. Oxford University Press, New York. 392 pp. Abstract

Guntenspergen, G. 2011. Ecology in Cities: Patterns of Urban Biodiversity Summary. Pages 129-130 in J. Niemela, J. H. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Guntenspergen, P. James, and N. E. McIntyre, editors. Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications. Oxford University Press, New York. 392 pp. Abstract

Niemela, J., J. H. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Guntenspergen, P. James, and N. E. McIntyre, editors. 2011. Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications. . Oxford University Press, New York. 392 pp. Abstract

Niemelä, J., J. H. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Guntenspergen, P. James, and N. E. McIntyre. 2011. Concluding remarks: The way forward for urban ecology. Pages 319-322 in J. Niemelä, J. H. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Guntenspergen, P. James, and N. E. McIntyre, editors. Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications. Oxford University Press, New York. 392 pp. Abstract

Niemelä, J., J. H. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Guntenspergen, P. James, and N. E. McIntyre. 2011. Introduction. Pages 1-4 in J. Niemelä, J. H. Breuste, T. Elmqvist, G. Guntenspergen, P. James, and N. E. McIntyre, editors. Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications. Oxford University Press, New York. 392 pp. Abstract

2010

Cahoon, D. R., G. Guntenspergen, and S. Baird. 2010. Do annual prescribed fires enhance or slow the loss of coastal marsh habitat at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge? Final Report: JFSP Project Number 06-2-1-35 . Joint Fire Science Program, Boise, Idaho. 19 pp. PDF

Cahoon, D. R. and G. R. Guntenspergen. 2010. Climate change, sea-level rise, and coastal wetlands. National Wetlands Newsletter 32(1):8-12. Abstract

Johnson, W. C., B. Werner, G. R. Guntenspergen, R. A. Voldseth, B. Millett, D. E. Naugle, M. Tulbure, R. W. H. Carroll, J. Tracy, and C. Olawsky. 2010. Prairie wetland complexes as landscape functional units in a changing climate. BioScience 60(2):128-140. Abstract

Kirwan, M. L. and G. R. Guntenspergen. 2010. Influence of tidal range on the stability of coastal marshland. Journal of Geophysical Research 115(F02009):1-11. Abstract

Kirwan, M. L., G. R. Guntenspergen, A. D'Alpaos, J. T. Morris, S. M. Mudd, and S. Temmerman. 2010. Limits on the adaptability of coastal marshes to rising sea level. Geophysical Research Letters 37(L23401):1-5. Abstract

Little, A. M., G. R. Guntenspergen, and T. F. H. Allen. 2010. Conceptual hierarchical modeling to describe wetland plant community organization. Wetlands 30(1):55-65. Abstract

2009

Kirwan, M. L. and G. R. Guntenspergen. 2009. Accelerated sea-level rise -- a response to Craft et al. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7(3):126-127. Abstract

Kirwan, M. L., G. R. Guntenspergen, and J. T. Morris. 2009. Latitudinal trends in Spartina alterniflora productivity and the response of coastal marshes to global change. Global Change Biology 15(8):1982-1989. Abstract

Krafft, C. C., R. S. Hammerschlag, and G. R. Guntenspergen. 2009. Anacostia River Fringe Wetlands Restoration Project: Final report for the Five-Year Monitoring Program (2003 through 2007). . District Department of the Environment, Washington, DC. vii, 69 pp. PDF

Lang, J. D., L. A. Schulte, and G. R. Guntenspergen. 2009. Windthrow and salvage logging in an old-growth hemlock-northern hardwoods forest. Forest Ecology and Management 259(1):56-64. Abstract

Lang, K. D., L. A. Schulte, and G. R. Guntenspergen. 2009. Windthrow and salvage logging in an old-growth hemlock-northern hardwoods forest. Forest Ecology and Management 259(1):56-64. Abstract

Millett, B., W. C. Johnson, and G. Guntenspergen. 2009. Climate trends of the North American prairie pothole region 1906-2000. Climatic Change 93(1-2):243-267. Abstract

Voldseth, R. A., W. C. Johnson, G. R. Guntenspergen, T. Gilmanov, and B. V. Millett. 2009. Adaptation of farming practices could buffer effects of climate change on northern prairie wetlands. Wetlands 29(2):635-647. Abstract

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