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



Anisfeld, S. C., T. D. Hill, and D. R. Cahoon. 2016. Elevation dynamics in a restored versus a submerging salt marsh in Long Island Sound. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 170:145-154. Abstract


Cahoon, D. R. 2015. Estimating relative sea-level rise and submergence potential at a coastal wetland. Estuaries and Coasts 38(3):1077-1084. Abstract

Lovelock, C. E., M. F. Adame, V. Bennion, M. Hayes, R. Reef, N. Santini, and D. R. Cahoon. 2015. Sea level and turbidity controls on mangrove soil surface elevation change. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 153:1-9. Abstract

Lovelock, C. E., D. R. Cahoon, D. A. Friess, G. R. Guntenspergen, K. W. Krauss, R. Reef, K. Rogers, M. L. Saunders, F. Sidik, A. Swales, N. Saintilan, L. X. Thuyen, and T. Triet. 2015. The vulnerability of Indo-Pacific mangrove forests to sea-level rise. Nature 526:559-563. Abstract

Lynch, J. C., P. Hensel, and D. R. Cahoon. 2015. The surface elevation table and marker horizon technique: A protocol for monitoring wetland elevation dynamics. Natural Resource Report NPS/NCBN/NRR–2015/1078. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado. xviii, 306 pp. Abstract


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

Wigand, C., C. T. Roman, E. Davey, M. Stolt, R. Johnson, A. Hanson, E. B. Watson, S. B. Moran, D. R. Cahoon, J. C. Lynch, and P. Rafferty. 2014. Below the disappearing marshes of an urban estuary: historic nitrogen trends and soil structure. Ecological Applications 24(4):633-649. 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

Callaway, J. C., D. R. Cahoon, and J. C. Lynch. 2013. The Surface Elevation Table – marker horizon method for measuring wetland accretion and elevation dynamics. Pages 901-918 in R. D. DeLaune, K. R. Reddy, C. J. Richardson, and J. P. Megonigal, editors. Methods in Biogeochemistry of Wetlands. SSSA Book Series 10 Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI. 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


White, K. P., J. A. Langley, D. R. Cahoon, and J. P. Megonigal. 2012. C3 and C4 biomass allocation responses to elevated CO2 and nitrogen: Contrasting resource capture strategies. Estuaries and Coasts 35(4):1028-1035. Abstract


Cahoon, D. R., B. C. Perez, B. D. Segura, and J. C. Lynch. 2011. Elevation trends and shrink-swell response of wetland soils to flooding and drying. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 91(4):463-474. Abstract

Cahoon, D. R., D. H. White, and J. C. Lynch. 2011. Sediment infilling and wetland formation dynamics in an active crevasse splay of the Mississippi River delta. Geomorphology 131(3-4):57-68. Abstract

Day, J. W., G. P. Kemp, D. J. Reed, D. R. Cahoon, R. M. Boumans, J. M. Suhayda, and R. Gambrell. 2011. Vegetation death and rapid loss of surface elevation in two contrasting Mississippi delta salt marshes: The role of sedimentation, autocompaction and sea-level rise. Ecological Engineering 37(2):229-240. Abstract

Lovelock, E. E., V. Bennion, A. Grinham, and D. R. Cahoon. 2011. The role of surface and subsurface processes in keeping pace with sea level rise in intertidal wetlands of Moreton Bay, Queensland, Australia. Ecosystems 14(5):745-757. Abstract

Vandenbruwaene, W., T. Maris, T. J. S. Cox, D. R. Cahoon, P. Meire, and S. Temmerman. 2011. Sedimentation and response to sea-level rise of a restored marsh with reduced tidal exchange: Comparison with a natural tidal marsh. Geomorphology 130(3-4):115-126. Abstract


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. PDF

Krauss, K. W., D. R. Cahoon, J. A. Allen, K. C. Ewel, J. C. Lynch, and N. Cormier. 2010. Surface elevation change and susceptibility of different mangrove zones to sea-level rise on Pacific High Islands of Micronesia. Ecosystems 13(1):129-143. Abstract


Baldwin, A. H., R. S. Hammerschlag, and D. R. Cahoon. 2009. Evaluation of restored tidal freshwater wetlands. Pages 801-831 in Gerardio M. E. Perillo, Eric Wolanski, Donald R. Cahoon, and Mark M. Brinson, editors. Coastal wetlands: an integrated ecosystem approach. Elsevier, New York. xxxi, 941 + CD pp. Abstract

Langley, J. A., K. L. McKee, D. R. Cahoon, J. A. Cherry, and J. P. Megonigala. 2009. Elevated CO2 stimulates marsh elevation gain, counterbalancing sea-level rise. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 106(15):6182-6186. Abstract

Perillo, G. M. E., E. Wolanski, D. R. Cahoon, and M. M. Brinson, editors. 2009. Coastal wetlands: an integrated ecosystem approach. . Elsevier, New York. xxxi, 941 + CD pp. Abstract

Titus, J. G., et al.  2009.  Coastal sensitivity to sea-level rise : a focus on the mid-Atlantic Region.   Synthesis and assessment product ; 4.1  U.S. Climate Change Science Program, Washington, D.C.  xvi, 298 pp. Abstract

Wolanski, E., M. M. Brinson, D. R. Cahoon, and G. M. E. Perillo. 2009. Coastal wetlands: A synthesis. Pages 1-62 in Gerardio M. E. Perillo, Eric Wolanski, Donald R. Cahoon, and Mark M. Brinson, editors. Coastal wetlands: an integrated ecosystem approach. Elsevier, New York. xxxi, 941 + CD pp. Abstract

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