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Hilary Neckles


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Vital Signs Monitoring of Estuarine Nutrient Enrichment in Northeastern Coastal 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



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

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., B. S. Kopp, B. J. Peterson, and P. S. Pooler. 2012. Integrating scales of seagrass monitoring to meet conservation needs. Estuaries and Coasts 35(1):23-46. Abstract


Neckles, H., B. Kopp, B. Peterson, P. Pooler, and S. Stevens. 2009. Seagrass monitoring in the northeast coastal and barrier network. Pages 146-147 (abstract) in . Rethinking Protected Areas in a Changing World: the 2009 George Wright Society Biennial Conference on parks, protected areas & cultural sites, Program & Abstracts. George Wright Society, Hancock, Michigan. 168 pp. PDF

Kopp, B. S. and H. A. Neckles. 2009. A protocol for monitoring estuarine nutrient enrichment in coastal parks of the National Park Service Northeast Region. Natural Resource Report NPS/NCBN/NRR—2009/110. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natural Resource Program Center, Fort Collins, Colorado. xiii, 247 pp. Abstract

Kopp, B. S., M. Nielsen, D. Glisic, and H. A. Neckles. 2009. Estuarine water quality in parks of the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network: Development and early implementation of vital signs estuarine nutrient-enrichment monitoring, 2003–06. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NCBN/NRTR-2009/266. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Natural Resource Program Center, Fort Collins, Colorado. xiii, 135 pp. Abstract

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