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Jessica L. Nagel

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
BARC-East Bldg 308
10300 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705

Telephone:   301-497-5621

Fax:   301-497-5624

Email:  jnagel@usgs.gov 
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Ecologist
Primary Responsibilities: 

Assist in the conduction and coordination of a large-scale research project aimed at assessing the response of coastal wetlands along the East Coast to environmental drivers (e.g., sea level rise, elevated carbon dioxide, etc) associated with global climate change.

 

Education/Training: 

Ph. D., University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2007; Marine, Estuarine, & Environmental Science

B.S., Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI 1999; Marine Biology

B.A., Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI 1999; Chemistry

Areas of Expertise/Interest:  Aquatic and coastal ecology; Assessing impacts of global climate change and anthropogenic disturbances on aquatic and coastal ecosystems; Environmental monitoring; Seagrass and wetlands ecology and restoration; Sediment biogeochemical cycling  
Accomplishments/Awards/Achievements: 

Patuxent Wildlife Research Center Star Award, 2005, 2006

Maryland Sea Grant Fellowship, 2003-2005

University of Maryland Graduate Fellowship, 1999-2001

Active Projects: 

Predicting the persistence of coastal wetlands to climate change (PIs: Glenn Guntenspergen & Don Cahoon)

Do annual prescribed fires enhance or slow the loss of coastal marsh habitat at Blackwater NWR? (PIs: Don Cahoon & Glenn Guntenspergen)

Selected Publications/Products: 

Guntenspergen, G., D. Cahoon, K. McKee, P. Megonigal, J. Grace and J. Nagel. Predicting the Vulnerability of Coastal Wetlands to Sea-Level Rise and Global Climate Change.  USGS Fact Sheet.  In prep.

 

Nagel, J., W. M. Kemp, S. Henson, B. Jacobson, D. Hinkle, and L. Murray. 2007.  Influence of Ruppia maritima and Potamogeton perfoliatus on net ecosystem production and biogeochemical cycling in mesohaline Chesapeake Bay.  Submitted.

Nagel, J., W. M. Kemp, J. C. Cornwell, and D. Hinkle. Diel cycling of oxygen, nutrients, and dissolved organic matter in a Thalassia testudinum bed in Florida Bay. In prep.

Nagel, J., W. M. Kemp; J. C. Cornwell; D. Hinkle; and M. Owens. Effect of Thalassia testudinum dieback on sediment biogeochemical cycling in Florida Bay.  In prep.

del Giorgio, P. A. and J. Davis.  2003.  Patterns in dissolved organic matter lability and consumption across aquatic ecosystems. In: S. Findlay and R. Sinsbaugh (eds.) Aquatic Ecosystems: Interactivity of Dissolved Organic Matter.  Academic Press.  pp. 399-424.

Graham, S., J. Davis, L. Deegan, J. Cebrian, J. Hughes, and J. Hauxwell. 1998.  The effect of eelgrass (Zostera marina) density on the feeding efficiency of the mummichog (Fundulus heteroclitus). Biol. Bull. 195: 241-243.

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