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List of SET Related Publications
1) Journal Articles
2) Theses
3) Proceedings
4) Reports
5) Websites
Please submit additional SET related publications to Jim Lynch.
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Stewart B. McKinney NWR, CT USA

Journal Articles:

Boumans, R., J.W. Day, G. P. Kemp, and K. Kilgen. 1997. The effect of intertidal sediment fences on wetland surface elevation, wave energy and vegetation establishment in two Louisiana coastal marshes. Ecological Engineering 9, 37-50.

Boumans, R., J. W. Day, Jr.á 1994. Effects of two Louisiana marsh management plans on water and materials flux and short-term sedimentation.á Wetlands, Vol 14, No. 4. pp 247-261.

Boumans, R., and J.W. Day, Jr. 1993. High precision measurements of sediment elevation in shallow coastal areas using a sedimentation-erosion table. Estuaries 16:375-380.

Cahoon, D.R., M.A. Ford and P.F. Hensel. 2004. Ecogeomorphology of Spartina patens-dominated tidal marshes: soil organic matter accumulation, marsh elevation dynamics, and disturbance. Coastal and Estuarine Studies 59. pp 247-266.

Cahoon, D.R., P. Hensel, J. Rybczyk, K. L. McKee, C. E. Proffitt and B.C. Perez. 2003. Mass tree mortality leads to mangrove peat collapse at Bay Islands, Honduras after Hurricane Mitch. Journal of Ecology, Vol 91, pp1093-1105.

Cahoon, D. R., J. C. Lynch, P. Hensel , R. Boumans, B. C. Perez, B. Segura, and J. W. Day, Jr. 2002. A device for high precision measurement of wetland sediment elevation: I. Recent improvements to the sedimentation-erosion table. Journal of Sedimentary Research. Vol. 72, No. 5. pp 730-733.

Cahoon, D. R., J. C. Lynch, B. C. Perez, B. Segura, R. Holland, C. Stelly, G. Stephenson, and P. Hensel. 2002. A device for high precision measurement of wetland sediment elevation: II. The rod surface elevation table. Journal of Sedimentary Research. Vol. 72, No. 5. pp. 734-739.

Cahoon, D.R., Perez, B., Segura, B., and Lynch, J.C., 2001, Marsh surface elevation response to water level variations in a stressed Spartina alterniflora marsh (Old Oyster Bayou): Coastal Marsh Dieback In The Northern Gulf Of Mexico: Extent, Causes, Consequences, And Remedies. January 11-12, 2001. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Cahoon, D. R., P. E. Marin, B. K. Black and J.C. Lynch. 2000.á A method for measuring vertical accretion, elevation, and compaction of soft, shallow-water sediments.á Journal of Sedimentary Research. Vol. 70, No. 5. pp 1250-1253.

Cahoon, D. R., J. French, T. Spencer, D. J. Reed, and I. Moller. 2000. Vertical accretion versus elevational adjustment in UK saltmarshes: an evaluation of alternative methodologies. From: Pye, K. & Allen, J. R. L. (eds). Coastal and Estuarine Environments: sedimentology, geomorphology and geoarchaeology.á Geological Society, London. Special Publications, 175, 223-238.

Cahoon, DR., J.W. Day, Jr., and D. J. Reed. 1999. The influence of surface and shallow subsurface soil processes on wetland elevation: a synthesis. In, Current Topics in Wetland Biogeochemistry, Vol. 3. pp. 72-88, Wetland Biogeochemistry Institute,á Louisiana State University, USA.

Cahoon, DR, and J.C. Lynch. 1997. Vertical accretion and shallow subsidence in a mangrove forest of southwestern Florida, USA. Mangroves and Salt Marshes 1:173-186.

Cahoon, D. R., J. C. Lynch, and R. M. Knaus. 1996. Improved cryogenic coring device for sampling wetland soils. Journal of Sedimentary Research 66:1025-1027.

Cahoon, D. R., D.J. Reed, and J.W. Day, Jr. 1995. Estimating shallow subsidence in microtidal salt marshes of the southeastern United States: Kaye and Barghoorn revisited. Marine Geology 128:1-9.

Cahoon, DR, D. J. Reed, J.W. Day, Jr., G.D. Steyer, R.M. Boumans, J.C. Lynch, D. McNally, and N. Latif. 1995. The influence of Hurricane Andrew on sediment distribution in Louisiana coastal marshes. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 21: 280-294.

Callaway, J.C., J.A. Nyman, and R.D. DeLaune. 1996. Sediment accretion in coastal wetlands: a review and a simulation model of processes. Current Topics in Wetland Biogeochemistry 2: 2-23.

Childers, D.L., F.H. Sklar, B. Drake, and T. Jordan. 1993. Seasonal measurements of sediment elevation in three mid-Atlantic estuaries. Journal of Coastal Research 9: 986-1003.

Cornu, C.E. and S. Sadro. 2002. Physical and Functional Responses to Experimental Marsh Surface Elevation Manipulation in Coos Bay's South Slough. Restoration Ecology, Vol. 10 No.3, pp. 474-486.

Day, J.W. Jr., J. Rybczyk, F. Scarton, A. Rismondo, D. Are and G. Cecconi. 1999. Soil Accretionary dynamics, sea-level rise and the survival of wetlands in Venice Lagoon:á A field and modeling approach. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 49, 607-628.

Day, J.W. Jr., F. Scarton, A. Rismondo, and D. Are. 1998. Rapid deterioration of a salt marsh in Venice Lagoon, Italy. Journal of Coastal Research, 14 (2):583-590.

Day, J.W. Jr., A. Rismondo, F. Scarton, D. Are, and G. Cecconi. 1998. Relative sea level rise and Venice lagoon wetlands. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 4: 27-34.

Day, J.W., Jr., J. F. Martin, L. Cardoch and P.H. Templet. 1997. System functioning as a basis for sustainable management of deltaic ecosystems. Coastal Management, 25:115-153.

Ford, M.A., D. R. Cahoon and J. C. Lynch. 1999. Restoring marsh elevation in a rapidly subsiding salt marsh by thin-layer deposition of dredged material. Ecological Engineering 12: 189-205.

Ford, M.A., and J.B. Grace. 1998. Effects of vertebrate herbivores on soil processes, plant biomass, litter accumulation and soil elevation changes in a coastal marsh. Journal of Ecology 86:974-982.

French, C.E., J.R. French, N.J. Clifford and C. J. Watson. 2000. Sedimentation-erosion dynamics of abandoned reclamations: the role of waves and tides. Continental Shelf Research 20: 1711-1733.

Hensel, P.R., J. W. Day, Jr., and Didier Pont. 1999. Wetland vertical accretion and soil elevation change in the Rhone River delta, France: the importance of riverine flooding. Journal of Coastal Research 15(3): 668-681.

Ibanez, C., A. Canicio, J.W. Day, Jr., and A. Curco. 1997. Morphologic development, relative sea-level rise and sustainable management of water and sediment in the Ebre Delta, Spain. Journal of Coastal Conservation 3: 191-202.

Ladner, L., R. Hoenstine, and B. Cross. 2002. Florida Gulf Coast Marsh Response to Sea Level Rise. Transactions- Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies. no. 52,   pp. 583-584 .

Morris, J.T., P.V. Sundareshwar, C.T. Nietch, B. Kjerfve, DR Cahoon. 2002. Responses of coastal wetlands to rising sea level. Ecology 83:2869-2877.

Paquette, C., Sundberg, K.L. Boumans, R.M.J. and Chmura, G.L. 2004. Changes in saltmarsh surface elevation due to variability in evapotranspiration and tidal flooding. Estuaries 27(1):82-89.

Rybczyk J.M. and DR Cahoon. 2002. Estimating the potential for submergence for two wetlands in the Mississippi River delta. Estuaries. 25(5): 985-998.

Schoot, P. M.á and J.E.A. de Jong.á 1982.á Sedimentatie en erosiemetingen met behulp van de Sedi-Eros-Tafel (Set).á Ministerie van verfkeer en waterstaat, rijkswaterstaat. Note # DDMI-82.401.á 7 pp.

van Eerdt, M. M. 1985. The influence of vegetation on erosion and accretion in salt marshes of the Oosterschelde, The Netherlands.á Vegetatio. 62, 367-373.

van Wijnen, H. J. and J. P. Bakker. 2001. Long-term surface elevation change in salt marshes: a prediction of marsh response to future sea-level rise. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 52: 381-390.


Black, B. K. 1998. The effectiveness of artificial crevassing in the Mississippi Delta in restoring intertidal elevations. MS thesis, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA. USA.

Ford, M. 1996. Impacts of fire and vertebrate herbivores on plant community characteristics and soil processes in a coastal marsh of eastern Louisiana, USA. Ph.D. Dissertation, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. USA

Hendrickson, J.C. 1997. Coastal wetland response to rising sea-level: quantification of short- and long-term accretion and subsidence, northeastern Gulf of Mexico. MS thesis, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL. USA.

Marin, P. 1996. A study of sedimentation in an artificially crevassed pond on Delta National Wildlife Refuge, Louisiana. MS thesis, University of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA. USA.

McNally, D. 1992. Effects of a marsh management impoundment on hydrology, accretion and SAV production in the Mississippi Deltaic Plain. MS thesis, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA. USA.

Phillips, L. A. 2002. Vertical Accretion and Marsh Elevation Dynamics on the Chenier Plain, Louisiana. MS Thesis. University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA. USA.


Day, J.W., Jr., D. Are, A. Rismondo, F. Scarton and G. Cecconi. 1995. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, MEDCOAST 95, October 24-27, 1995; Tarragona, Spain, E. ůzhan, editor. 793-807.

Ibanez, C., J.W. Day, Jr., A. Canicio, N. Prat and A. Curco. 1995. The Ebro Delta, Spain: water and sediment management in the context of relative sea level rise. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Mediterranean Coastal Environment, MEDCOAST 95, October 24-27, 1995; Tarragona, Spain, E. ůzhan, editor. 809-826.

Reed, DJ, and DR Cahoon. 1993. Marsh submergence vs. marsh accretion: interpreting accretion deficit data in coastal Louisiana. Pages 243-257 in O. Magoon, W. Wilson, H. Converse, and L. Tobin, editors. Proceedings 8th Symposium on Coastal and Ocean Management, Coastal Zone `93 (New Orleans, LA), ASCE, New York, NY, USA.


Boumans R.M., Ceroni M., Burdick D.M., Cahoon D.R., and Swarth C.W. 2003. Sediment Elevation Dynamics in Tidal Marshes: Functional Assessment of Accretionary Biofilters. Final Report NOAA/UNH Cooperative Institute for Coastal and Estuarine Environmental Technology (CICEET), Durham, NH.

Cahoon, D. R., P. Hensel, J. Rybczyk, and B. C. Perez. 2002. Hurricane Mitch: Impacts on Mangrove Sediment Elevation Dynamics and Long-Term Mangrove Sustainability: USGS Open File Report, in press.

Cahoon, D. R., J. W. Day, Jr., D. Reed, and R. Young. 1998. Global climate change and sea-level rise: estimating the potential for submergence of coastal wetlands. Pages 21-34 in G.R. Guntenspergen and B.A. Vairin, editors. Vulnerability of coastal wetlands in the Southeastern United States: climate change research results, 1992-97. US Geological Survey Biological Resources Division Biological Science Report, USGS/BRD/BSR-1998-0002.

Schoot, P.M., and J.E.A. De Jong. 1982. Sedimentatie en erosie metingen met behulp van de Sedi-Eros-tafel (SET). (Sedimentation and erosion measurements with the use of the Sedi-Eros-table, SET). Rijkswaterstaat. Notitie. DDMI-82.401. 12 pp.

Terwindt. J.H.J. et al. 1995. Salt marshes and sea level rise: plant dynamics relations to accretion enhancement techniques. Utrecht University report no. 410 100 077 (1995).


M. Ceroni. and R. M. Boumans. 2003.
Coastal Elevation Change Database

Cahoon D. R. 1999-2003.
Global Change Research Project Website.

Cahoon D. R., and J. C. Lynch. 2003.
Surface Elevation Table Website,
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