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Cairn C. Krafft

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Beltsville Lab, BARC-East 308
10300 Baltimore Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705

Photo of Cairn C. Krafft

Telephone: 301-497-5546

Fax: 301-497-5624

Email: ckrafft@usgs.gov 

Botanist

Primary Responsibilities: 

Collection, analysis, and presentation of vegetation data. 

Education/Training: 

MS, Botany and Plant Physiology, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ;  1988 

BA, Biology, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA;  1980

Areas of Expertise/Interest:

Plant ecology and taxonomy; wetland reconstruction and monitoring
Accomplishments/Awards/Achievements: 

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center: Star Award, “Man and Nature Working Together to Create an Urban Wetland,”  Exhibit Production, 2001 

Rutgers University: Graduate Fellowship, 1985-87 

Wellesley College: Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, Durant Scholar, Lucy Branch Allen Prize in Biological Sciences, 1980 

Active Projects: 

Vegetation monitoring at the reconstructed Anacostia River Fringe and Heritage Island Wetlands.

Long-term vegetation monitoring at Rock Creek Park.

Publications:

Krafft, C. C., J. S. Hatfield, and R. S. Hammerschlag. 2013. Effects of Canada goose herbivory on the tidal freshwater wetlands in Anacostia Park, 2009-2011. Natural Resource Technical Report, NPS/NCR/NCRO/NRTR- 2013/01. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Washington, D.C. viii, 36 pp. PDF

Krafft, C.C. and J.S. Hatfileld. 2011. Impacts of deer herbivory on vegetation in Rock Creek Park, 2001-2009. U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NCR/NCRO/NRTR2011/001, vi, 31 pp. PDF

Beyer, W. N., C. Krafft, S. Klassen, C. E. Green, and R. L. Chaney. 2011. Relating injury to the forest ecosystem near Palmerton, PA, to zinc contamination from smelting. Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology 61(3):376-388. abstract

Krafft, C. C., J. S. Hatfield, and R. S. Hammerschlag. 2010. Tidal Freshwater Wetland Herbivory in Anacostia Park. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NCR/NCRO/NRTR2010/002 U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service , Washington, D.C. vii, 28 pp. PDF

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

Hatfield, J. S. and C. C. Krafft. 2009. Analysis of Vegetation Changes in Rock Creek Park, 1991-2007. Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/NCR/NCRO/NRTR--2009/001 United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Washington, D.C. iv, 14 pp. PDF

Hammerschlag, R. S. and C. C. Krafft. 2006. Five-year post-reconstruction Kingman Marsh monitoring project: vegetation. Pages 131-136 in David Harmon, editor. People, Places, and Parks: Proceedings of the 2005 George Wright Society Conference on Parks, Protected Areas, and Cultural Sites. George Wright Society, Hancock, Michigan. 488 pp. PDF

Hammerschlag, R. S., A. H. Baldwin, C. C. Krafft , K. P. Neff, M. M. Paul, K. D. Brittingham, K. Rusello, and J. S. Hatfield. 2006. Final Report: Five years of monitoring reconstructed freshwater tidal wetlands in the urban Anacostia River (2000-2004). [USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center], [Laurel, Maryland]. 101 pp. PDF

Paul, M., C. Krafft, and D. Hammerschlag. 2006. Avian comparisons between Kingman and Kenilworth Marshes: Final report 2001-2004. [USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center] , [Laurel, Maryland]. 79 pp. PDF

Krafft, C. and S. Handel. 1991. The Role of Carnivory in the Growth and Reproduction of Drosera filiformis and D. rotundifolia. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 118(1):12-19.  abstract

Krafft, C. 1989. “Construction of a 32-acre Palustrine Wetland in Ocean County, New Jersey,” Paper and Presentation for Eastern Conference on Wetland Issues in Land Use and Real Estate, Resource Education Institute, Concord, Massachusetts. 

Williams, C. 1988. “Capture and Use of Prey by Drosera filiformis, Drosera intermedia, and Drosera rotundifolia,” Master’s Thesis, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey. 

Williams, C. 1980. “Food Preferences of the Eastern Gray Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis, in Eastern Massachusetts,” Undergraduate Thesis, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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