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    • Coastal impacts due to sea-level rise 

      FitzGerald, Duncan M.; Fenster, Michael S.; Argow, Britt A.; Buynevich, Ilya V. (2007-06-28)
      Recent estimates by Intergovermental Panel on Climate Change (2007) are that global sea level will rise from 0.18 to 0.59 m by the end of this century. Rising sea level not only inundates low-lying coastal regions, but it ...
    • Complexity of the flooding/drying process in an estuarine tidal-creek salt-marsh system : an application of FVCOM 

      Chen, Changsheng; Qi, Jianhua; Li, Chunyan; Beardsley, Robert C.; Lin, Huichan; Walker, Randy; Gates, Keith (American Geophysical Union, 2008-07-30)
      The tidal flooding/drying process in the Satilla River Estuary was examined using an unstructured-grid finite-volume coastal ocean model (FVCOM). Driven by tidal forcing at the open boundary and river discharge at the ...
    • Differential responses of ammonia-oxidizing archaea and bacteria to long-term fertilization in a New England salt marsh 

      Peng, Xuefeng; Yando, Erik; Hildebrand, Erica; Dwyer, Courtney; Kearney, Anne; Waciega, Alex; Valiela, Ivan; Bernhard, Anne E. (Frontiers Media, 2013-01-22)
      Since the discovery of ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA), new questions have arisen about population and community dynamics and potential interactions between AOA and ammonia-oxidizing bacteria (AOB). We investigated the ...
    • Ecosystem development after mangrove wetland creation : plant–soil change across a 20-year chronosequence 

      Osland, Michael J.; Spivak, Amanda C.; Nestlerode, Janet A.; Lessmann, Jeannine M.; Almario, Alejandro E.; Heitmuller, Paul T.; Russell, Marc J.; Krauss, Ken W.; Alvarez, Federico; Dantin, Darrin D.; Harvey, James E.; From, Andrew S.; Cormier, Nicole; Stagg, Camille L. (Springer, 2012-05-19)
      Mangrove wetland restoration and creation efforts are increasingly proposed as mechanisms to compensate for mangrove wetland losses. However, ecosystem development and functional equivalence in restored and created mangrove ...
    • Effect of field exposure to 38-year-old residual petroleum hydrocarbons on growth, condition index, and filtration rate of the ribbed mussel, Geukensia demissa 

      Culbertson, Jennifer B.; Valiela, Ivan; Olsen, Ylva S.; Reddy, Christopher M. (2007-10-06)
      In September 1969, the Florida barge spilled 700,000 L of No. 2 fuel oil into the salt marsh sediments of Wild Harbor, MA. Today a substantial amount, approximately 100 kg, of moderately degraded petroleum remains within ...
    • Effects of regular salt marsh haying on marsh plants, algae, invertebrates and birds at Plum Island Sound, Massachusetts 

      Buchsbaum, Robert N.; Deegan, Linda A.; Horowitz, Julie; Garritt, Robert H.; Giblin, Anne E.; Ludlam, John P.; Shull, David H. (2008-10)
      The haying of salt marshes, a traditional activity since colonial times in New England, still occurs in about 400 ha of marsh in the Plum Island Sound estuary in northeastern Massachusetts. We took advantage of this haying ...
    • Long-term biological effects of petroleum residues on fiddler crabs in salt marshes 

      Culbertson, Jennifer B.; Valiela, Ivan; Peacock, Emily E.; Reddy, Christopher M.; Carter, Anna; VanderKruik, Rachel (2007)
      In September 1969,the Florida barge spilled 700,000 L of No. 2 fuel oil into the salt marsh sediments of Wild Harbor (Buzzards Bay, MA). Today the aboveground environment appears unaffected, but a substantial amount of ...
    • Marsh-atmosphere CO2 exchange in a New England salt marsh 

      Forbrich, Inke; Giblin, Anne E. (John Wiley & Sons, 2015-09-29)
      We studied marsh-atmosphere exchange of carbon dioxide in a high marsh dominated salt marsh during the months of May to October in 2012–2014. Tidal inundation at the site occurred only during biweekly spring tides, during ...
    • Mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus responses to long-term, whole-ecosystem nutrient enrichment 

      Lockfield, Konner C.; Fleeger, John W.; Deegan, Linda A. (2013-05)
      The effects of eutrophication on coastal plants and sessile animals are becoming well known, but responses of mobile species are less well studied. Here, we link variation in abundance, biomass, body size, growth rate, and ...
    • Salt marsh ecosystem biogeochemical responses to nutrient enrichment : a paired 15N tracer study 

      Drake, Deanne C.; Peterson, Bruce J.; Galvan, Kari A.; Deegan, Linda A.; Hopkinson, Charles S.; Johnson, J. Michael; Koop-Jakobsen, K.; LeMay, Lynsey E.; Picard, Christian (Ecological Society of America, 2009-09)
      We compared processing and fate of dissolved NO3− in two New England salt marsh ecosystems, one receiving natural flood tide concentrations of 1–4 μmol NO3−/L and the other receiving experimentally fertilized flood tides ...
    • Salt marsh erosion rates and boundary features in a shallow Bay 

      Leonardi, Nicoletta; Defne, Zafer; Ganju, Neil K.; Fagherazzi, Sergio (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-10-22)
      Herein, we investigate the relationship between wind waves, salt marsh erosion rates, and the planar shape of marsh boundaries by using aerial images and the numerical model Coupled-Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave-Sediment-Transport ...
    • Saltmarsh plant responses to eutrophication 

      Johnson, David S.; Warren, R. Scott; Deegan, Linda A.; Mozdzer, Thomas J. (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-10-20)
      In saltmarsh plant communities, bottom-up pressure from nutrient enrichment is predicted to increase productivity, alter community structure, decrease biodiversity, and alter ecosystem functioning. Previous work supporting ...
    • Sedimentary evidence of hurricane strikes in western Long Island, New York 

      Scileppi, Elyse; Donnelly, Jeffrey P. (American Geophysical Union, 2007-06-21)
      Evidence of historical landfalling hurricanes and prehistoric storms has been recovered from backbarrier environments in the New York City area. Overwash deposits correlate with landfalls of the most intense documented ...
    • Stable isotope monitoring of benthic–planktonic coupling using salt marsh fish 

      Fry, Brian; Cieri, Matthew; Hughes, Jeff; Tobias, Craig R.; Deegan, Linda A.; Peterson, Bruce J. (Inter-Research, 2008-10-13)
      Salt marshes are important coastal ecosystems whose trophic function can be monitored with stable isotopes of abundant fish biosentinel species such as the mummichog Fundulus heteroclitus and the Atlantic silverside Menidia ...