Recent Submissions

  • Detection and characterization of coastal tidal wetland change in the northeastern US using Landsat time series 

    Yang, Xiucheng; Zhu, Zhe; Qiu, Shi; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Zhu, Zhiliang; Covington, Scott (Elsevier, 2022-04-26)
    Coastal tidal wetlands are highly altered ecosystems exposed to substantial risk due to widespread and frequent land-use change coupled with sea-level rise, leading to disrupted hydrologic and ecologic functions and ...
  • Impoundment increases methane emissions in Phragmites‐invaded coastal wetlands 

    Sanders-DeMott, Rebecca; Eagle, Meagan; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Wang, Faming; Brooks, Thomas W.; O'Keefe Suttles, Jennifer A.; Nick, Sydney K.; Mann, Adrian G.; Tang, Jianwu (Wiley, 2022-05-26)
    Saline tidal wetlands are important sites of carbon sequestration and produce negligible methane (CH4) emissions due to regular inundation with sulfate-rich seawater. Yet, widespread management of coastal hydrology has ...
  • Tracking environmental change using low-cost instruments during the winter-spring transition season 

    Burakowski, Elizabeth; Sallade, Sarah; Contosta, Alix; Sanders-DeMott, Rebecca; Grogan, Danielle (University of California Press, 2022-03-24)
    The winter-spring shoulder season, or vernal window, is a key period for ecosystem carbon, water, and energy cycling. Sometimes referred to as mud season, in temperate forests, this transitional season opens with the melting ...
  • Climate change influences foliar nutrition and metabolism of red maple (Acer rubrum) trees in a northern hardwood forest 

    Blagden, Megan; Harrison, Jamie L.; Minocha, Rakesh; Sanders-DeMott, Rebecca; Long, Stephanie; Templer, Pamela H. (Ecological Society of America, 2022-02-21)
    Mean annual air temperatures are projected to increase, while the winter snowpack is expected to shrink in depth and duration for many mid- and high-latitude temperate forest ecosystems over the next several decades. ...
  • Improved wetland soil organic carbon stocks of the conterminous U.S. through data harmonization 

    Uhran, Bergit; Windham-Myers, Lisamarie; Bliss, Norman B.; Nahlik, Amanda M.; Sundquist, Eric T.; Stagg, Camille L. (Frontiers Media, 2021-10-12)
    Wetland soil stocks are important global repositories of carbon (C) but are difficult to quantify and model due to varying sampling protocols, and geomorphic/spatio-temporal discontinuity. Merging scales of soil-survey ...
  • Recent nitrogen storage and accumulation rates in mangrove soils exceed historic rates in the urbanized San Juan Bay Estuary (Puerto Rico, United States) 

    Wigand, Cathleen; Oczkowski, Autumn J.; Branoff, Benjamin L.; Eagle, Meagan; Hanson, Alana; Martin, Rose M.; Balogh, Stephen; Miller, Kenneth M.; Huertas, Evelyn; Loffredo, Joseph; Watson, Elizabeth (Frontiers Media, 2021-11-12)
    Tropical mangrove forests have been described as “coastal kidneys,” promoting sediment deposition and filtering contaminants, including excess nutrients. Coastal areas throughout the world are experiencing increased human ...
  • Oxygen-controlled recirculating seepage meter reveals extent of nitrogen transformation in discharging coastal groundwater at the aquifer-estuary interface 

    Brooks, Thomas W.; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Michael, Holly A.; York, Joanna K. (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, 2021-06-04)
    Nutrient loads delivered to estuaries via submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) play an important role in the nitrogen (N) budget and eutrophication status. However, accurate and reliable quantification of the chemical ...
  • Pore water exchange-driven inorganic carbon export from intertidal salt marshes 

    Tamborski, Joseph; Eagle, Meagan; Kurylyk, Barret L.; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Wang, Zhaoihui Aleck; Henderson, Paul B.; Charette, Matthew A. (Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography, 2021-03-11)
    Respiration in intertidal salt marshes generates dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) that is exported to the coastal ocean by tidal exchange with the marsh platform. Understanding the link between physical drivers of water ...
  • Soil organic carbon development and turnover in natural and disturbed salt marsh environments 

    Luk, Sheron Y.; Todd‐Brown, Katherine; Eagle, Meagan; McNichol, Ann P.; Sanderman, Jonathan; Gosselin, Kelsey M.; Spivak, Amanda C. (American Geophysical Union, 2020-12-11)
    Salt marsh survival with sea‐level rise (SLR) increasingly relies on soil organic carbon (SOC) accumulation and preservation. Using a novel combination of geochemical approaches, we characterized fine SOC (≤1 mm) supporting ...
  • Environmental controls, emergent scaling, and predictions of greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes in coastal salt marshes 

    Abdul-Aziz, Omar I.; Ishtiaq, Khandker S.; Tang, Jianwu; Moseman-Valtierra, Serena M.; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Gonneea, Meagan E.; Mora, Jordan; Morkeski, Kate (John Wiley & Sons, 2018-07-28)
    Coastal salt marshes play an important role in mitigating global warming by removing atmospheric carbon at a high rate. We investigated the environmental controls and emergent scaling of major greenhouse gas (GHG) fluxes ...
  • Deciphering the dynamics of inorganic carbon export from intertidal salt marshes using high-frequency measurements 

    Chu, Sophie N.; Wang, Zhaohui Aleck; Gonneea, Meagan E.; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Ganju, Neil K. (Elsevier, 2018-08-25)
    The lateral export of carbon from coastal marshes via tidal exchange is a key component of the marsh carbon budget and coastal carbon cycles. However, the magnitude of this export has been difficult to accurately quantify ...
  • Uncertainty in United States coastal wetland greenhouse gas inventorying 

    Holmquist, James R.; Windham-Myers, Lisamarie; Bernal, Blanca; Byrd, Kristin B.; Crooks, Stephen; Gonneea, Meagan E.; Herold, Nate; Knox, Sara H.; Kroeger, Kevin D.; McCombs, John; Megonigal, J. Patrick; Lu, Meng; Morris, James T.; Sutton-Grier, Ariana E.; Troxler, Tiffany G. (IOP Science, 2018-11-12)
    Coastal wetlands store carbon dioxide (CO2) and emit CO2 and methane (CH4) making them an important part of greenhouse gas (GHG) inventorying. In the contiguous United States (CONUS), a coastal wetland inventory was recently ...
  • Natural climate solutions for the United States 

    Fargione, Joseph E.; Bassett, Steven; Boucher, Timothy; Bridgham, Scott D.; Conant, Richard T.; Cook-Patton, Susan C.; Ellis, Peter W.; Falcucci, Alessandra; Fourqurean, James W.; Gopalakrishna, Trisha; Gu, Huan; Henderson, Benjamin; Hurteau, Matthew D.; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Kroeger, Timm; Lark, Tyler J.; Leavitt, Sara M.; Lomax, Guy; McDonald, Robert I.; Megonigal, J. Patrick; Miteva, Daniela A.; Richardson, Curtis J.; Sanderman, Jonathan; Shoch, David; Spawn, Seth A.; Veldman, Joseph W.; Williams, Christopher A.; Woodbury, Peter B.; Zganjar, Chris; Baranski, Marci; Elias, Patricia; Houghton, Richard A.; Landis, Emily; McGlynn, Emily; Schlesinger, William H.; Siikamaki, Juha V.; Sutton-Grier, Ariana E.; Griscom, Bronson W. (American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2018-11-14)
    Limiting climate warming to <2°C requires increased mitigation efforts, including land stewardship, whose potential in the United States is poorly understood. We quantified the potential of natural climate solutions (NCS)—21 ...
  • Author Correction : Accuracy and precision of tidal wetland soil carbon mapping in the conterminous United States 

    Holmquist, James R.; Windham-Myers, Lisamarie; Bliss, Norman B.; Crooks, Stephen; Morris, James T.; Megonigal, J. Patrick; Troxler, Tiffany G.; Weller, Donald; Callaway, John; Drexler, Judith; Ferner, Matthew C.; Gonneea, Meagan E.; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Schile-Beers, Lisa; Woo, Isa; Buffington, Kevin; Breithaupt, Joshua; Boyd, Brandon M.; Brown, Lauren N.; Dix, Nicole; Hice, Lyndie; Horton, Benjamin P.; MacDonald, Glen M.; Moyer, Ryan P.; Reay, William; Shaw, Timothy; Smith, Erik; Smoak, Joseph M.; Sommerfield, Christopher K.; Thorne, Karen; Velinsky, David; Watson, Elizabeth; Wilson Grimes, Kristin; Woodrey, Mark (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-10-09)
    This Article corrects an error in Equation 1
  • Accuracy and precision of tidal wetland soil carbon mapping in the conterminous United States 

    Holmquist, James R.; Windham-Myers, Lisamarie; Bliss, Norman B.; Crooks, Stephen; Morris, James T.; Megonigal, J. Patrick; Troxler, Tiffany G.; Weller, Donald; Callaway, John; Drexler, Judith; Ferner, Matthew C.; Gonneea, Meagan E.; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Schile-Beers, Lisa; Woo, Isa; Buffington, Kevin; Breithaupt, Joshua; Boyd, Brandon M.; Brown, Lauren N.; Dix, Nicole; Hice, Lyndie; Horton, Benjamin P.; MacDonald, Glen M.; Moyer, Ryan P.; Reay, William; Shaw, Timothy; Smith, Erik; Smoak, Joseph M.; Sommerfield, Christopher K.; Thorne, Karen; Velinsky, David; Watson, Elizabeth; Wilson Grimes, Kristin; Woodrey, Mark (Nature Publishing Group, 2018-06-21)
    Tidal wetlands produce long-term soil organic carbon (C) stocks. Thus for carbon accounting purposes, we need accurate and precise information on the magnitude and spatial distribution of those stocks. We assembled and ...
  • Carbon budget of tidal wetlands, estuaries, and shelf waters of eastern North America 

    Najjar, Raymond G.; Herrmann, Maria; Alexander, Richard; Boyer, Elizabeth W.; Burdige, David J.; Butman, David; Cai, Wei-Jun; Canuel, Elizabeth A.; Chen, Robert F.; Friedrichs, Marjorie A. M.; Feagin, Russell A.; Griffith, Peter C.; Hinson, Audra L.; Holmquist, James R.; Hu, Xinping; Kemp, William M.; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Mannino, Antonio; McCallister, S. Leigh; McGillis, Wade R.; Mulholland, Margaret R.; Pilskaln, Cynthia H.; Salisbury, Joseph E.; Signorini, Sergio R.; St-Laurent, Pierre; Tian, Hanqin; Tzortziou, Maria; Vlahos, Penny; Wang, Zhaohui Aleck; Zimmerman, Richard C. (John Wiley & Sons, 2018-04-04)
    Carbon cycling in the coastal zone affects global carbon budgets and is critical for understanding the urgent issues of hypoxia, acidification, and tidal wetland loss. However, there are no regional carbon budgets spanning ...
  • The magnitude and origin of groundwater discharge to Eastern U.S. and Gulf of Mexico coastal waters 

    Befus, Kevin Martin; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Smith, Christopher G.; Swarzenski, Peter W. (John Wiley & Sons, 2017-10-28)
    Fresh groundwater discharge to coastal environments contributes to the physical and chemical conditions of coastal waters, but the role of coastal groundwater at regional to continental scales remains poorly defined due ...
  • Observations of nearshore groundwater discharge : Kahekili Beach Park submarine springs, Maui, Hawaii 

    Swarzenski, Peter W.; Dulai, Henrietta; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Smith, Christopher G.; Dimova, Natasha T.; Storlazzi, Curt D.; Prouty, Nancy G.; Gingerich, Stephen B.; Glenn, Craig R. (Elsevier, 2016-01-14)
    The study region encompasses the nearshore, coastal waters off west Maui, Hawaii. Here abundant groundwater—that carries with it a strong land-based fingerprint—discharges into the coastal waters and over a coral reef. ...
  • Restoring tides to reduce methane emissions in impounded wetlands : a new and potent Blue Carbon climate change intervention 

    Kroeger, Kevin D.; Crooks, Stephen; Moseman-Valtierra, Serena M.; Tang, Jianwu (Nature Publishing Group, 2017-09-20)
    Coastal wetlands are sites of rapid carbon (C) sequestration and contain large soil C stocks. Thus, there is increasing interest in those ecosystems as sites for anthropogenic greenhouse gas emission offset projects ...
  • Depth of the vadose zone controls aquifer biogeochemical conditions and extent of anthropogenic nitrogen removal 

    Szymczycha, Beata; Kroeger, Kevin D.; Crusius, John; Bratton, John F. (2017-06)
    We investigated biogeochemical conditions and watershed features controlling the extent of nitrate removal through microbial dinitrogen (N2) production within the surficial glacial aquifer located on the north and south ...

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