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2022 December

Bay Beaches Erode Differently
Fish Communities Don't Always Change With Salinity
Daily Mean Discharge Data Doesn't Capture Compound Flooding
Where Does Citizen Science Fit?

2022 October

How Blue Crabs Invaded Portugal in Under Three Years
Coconut Fibers for Oyster Reef Restoration
Managing Delta Smelt in the San Francisco Estuary
Including Estuaries in Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies

2022 July

2022 May

2022 April

Runnels for Restoration
Blue Crabs in a Sea of Grass
Tracking Wastewater Contamination at Shellfish Farms
Will Genetic-Based Restoration Strategies Work for SAVs?

2022 February

What Factors Boost Oyster Filtration Services?
Modeling Transport in the Gulf of Mexico
What’s Up, Dock?
Getting to the Bottom of Hypoxia

2021 November

2021 July

Measuring Vulnerability Along the East African Coastline
Can Sediment Supply Meet Demand in West Coast Marshes?
Capturing Change on Constantly Changing Barrier Islands
Managing Nitrogen With Oysters

2021 May

What Does Restoration Success Look Like?
Lessons From Two Decades of Native Oyster Restoration
Fishing in the City
Getting More Bang for the Buck in Marsh Restoration

2021 March

Managed Ponds Offer Ample Zooplankton for Juvenile Salmon
Has Nutrient Loading to Chesapeake Bay Decreased?
Shorebirds Eat at Night, Too
Tracking Seagrass Survival in Virginia’s Long-Running Restoration Efforts

2021 January

Invasive Seaweed May Benefit Juvenile Salmon
How Many Herbivores Can a Turtlegrass Meadow Support?
The Resilience of Texas Estuaries to Hurricane Harvey
Predicting the Future of Seagrass Ecosystems in a Warmer World

2020 November

Derelict Crab Traps Continue to Kill for Years
How Plants Influence the Resilience of Wetlands to Sea Level Rise
10 Questions to Ask About the Future of Tidal Marshes
A New Technique for Mapping Hard-Bottom Habitats

2020 September

Prior Land Use Affects Wetland Recovery
Fine-Scale Maps Offer Clearer View of Seagrass Dynamics
What Happens When Coastal Farmlands are Flooded for Restoration?
Oil Platforms Can Serve as Artificial Reefs

2020 July

Identifying the Susceptibility of New Zealand Estuaries to Eutrophication
San Francisco Case Study Uncovers Warning Signs in the Bay
Eutrophic Cove Improves After Two-Decade Delay
One Hundred Years of Shrimp Farming

2020 May

Modeling Coastal Marsh Restoration Benefits in the Gulf of Mexico
Marshes Continue Nitrogen Removal Services Despite Oil Spill
Satellite Images Provide Synoptic Pictures of Hurricane Damage and Recovery
Can Conservation Mitigate Flood Risks in Coastal Cities?

2020 March

The End of "Statistical Significance"?
It's Complicated: Constructed Oyster Reefs and Wave Height
Not Too Shallow, Not Too Deep: Helping Seagrass to Shine
A Regional Model for Wetlands Restoration

2020 January

Getting a high-level view of coastal habitats
Betting on bivalves?
Using cars to count coastal visitors
Mending salt marshes from the bottom-up

2019 November

Does Hypoxia Change the Menu?
Putting Small Restoration Projects to the Test
Cues from Chlorophyll
Restored vs. Natural Marsh: Is It All the Same to Nekton?

2019 September

The Other Side of Dam Removal
Hurricane Harvey Tests Coastal Ecosystem Protection
Did Hurricane Sandy Change the Ecosystem of a Long Island Lagoon?
Resilience and Recovery in Biscayne Bay

2019 July

Swimming signals: Atlantic mummichog and urbanization
A birds-eye view of shoreline change
How to build “softer” seawalls
How can aquaculture curb eutrophication?

2019 May

Comparing the ecosystem filtration services of native and non-native oysters
Taking a holistic look at marsh sediment dynamics
Is plant diversity important for protecting coastal dunes?
Evaluating restored wetlands in Northern Gulf of Mexico

2019 March

Eelgrass habitat not a straightforward boon for oysters
Assessing the risks of harbor dredging on diamondback terrapins
Bridging the harbor: Do phytoplankton respond?
High temperatures and macroalgae make a deadly duo

2019 January

Breakwater Associated Morphological Changes Increase Estuary Flood Risk
Invertebrates as Indicators in Restored Marshes
Do oyster reefs protect nearby marsh?
Lights Out! Artificial light at night

2018 November

Healthy Habitat at Restored Reefs
Can Salt Marshes Keep Up with Rising Seas?
Tracking Marsh Response to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
Proving the Worth of Living Shorelines

2018 September

Three Decades of Change in a Long Island Sound Embayment
How Will Climate Change Affect Exposure to Vibrio
A New Standard for Greenhouse Gas Accounting
Quantifying Shoreline Movement Along Segments of Florida’s Coast

2018 July

     Mitigations by Wetlands Worldwide
     Fish Forays Into Seagrass
     Do Freshwater Diversions Benefit Wetlands?
     Tracking the Wild Horseshoe Crab

2018 May

182 Years of Change in Narragansett Bay
Regime Shifts Prevent Seagrass Recovery
Defining Nearshore Nurseries
Modeling Coastal Flood Hazards

2018 March

Do Seagrass Meadows Provide Refuge from Acidification?
Assessing Fish Responses to Drought
Living Shorelines’ Benthic Benefits
Blue Carbon in Tampa Bay

2018 January

Phragmites May Hatch More Male Terrapins
Chesapeake Marsh Area Remains Constant
Effects of Shoreline Stabilization
Horseshoe Crab Haven?

2017 November

Healthy Oyster Reefs, Healthy Sediment
Bulkheads No Good for Birds
Bad News for Bay's Aquatic Vegetation
Open the Gates for Fish

2017 September

Building Better Bridges for Scientists and Managers
All Shoreline Armoring Not Created Equal
SAVs Serve As Spawning Substrate
Tracking the Endangered Delta Smelt

2017 August 

Shade from Docks Can Slow Down Spartina
Good News for the Everglades is Bad News for Lobsters
Nesting Terns Caught in the Middle
Scarring, Then Recovery, for Chesapeake Bay's Seagrass

2017 July 

Terrapin Territory Terminated?
A “Red Light” for Blue Crabs
Effects of Land Use and Shoreline Hardening on Estuarine Species
National Estuarine Research Reserves: The Gold Standard?

2017 May

Looking for Louisiana Hot Spots
Oyster Reefs Form a Line of Defense Against Marsh Loss
When Fresh Water and Rising Seas Collide
Eyes on the Storm

2017 March

How do Floodgates Rate?
Sediment Loading and Coral Reef Ecosystem Services
Sculpins, Oysters Impaired by Hypoxia
For New England Coastal Marshes, the Future is Here

2017 January

Ocean Acidification at the "Fattening Line"
For Northern Spartina, Global Climate Change May Mimic a Move South
Better than Ever
Learning While Doing

2016 December

Investigating Invasive Introductions 
Good News So Far in a Danish Estuary 
Grand Reopening
A Diversity of Diversities 

2016 July

Eelgrass to the Rescue!
Seagrass Restoration: The Angling Angle
Grow with the Flow
Clam-oring for Nutrient Cycling Info?

2016 June

Some SAV Can Save Itself
Crustacean Perturbation
Plumbing a Carbon Sink
Disappearing Wetlands

2016 April

Sand and Sandy
Fishing for Data
Rising Seas Threaten Arctic Native Heritage Site 
Seeking Clarity on Water Turbidity in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta 

2016 January

When Seagrass is Scarce, Can Fringing Marsh Fill the Gap? 
Australian Fish Ride the Tide 
Wetlands Loss in the Pacific Northwest and Salmon Density-Dependence 
Building the Data Infrastructure of the Future 

2015 November

Keeping the Pressure on in Chesapeake Bay
Red Drum and Spotted Seatrout (Come and) Go with the Flow
The Future Is Now in New England
Deep Trouble for Pools?

2015 September

What Does Recovery from Eutrophication Look Like?
Wrack Line Inverts Impacted by Shoreline Armoring in Puget Sound
Migratory Waterbirds Respond to Habitat Shifts in Yangtze
Managing Marshes in the Face of Climate Change

2015 July

Blue Crabs Cross State Lines to Spawn Offshore
Unintended Consequences of Ditch Plugging
Sweeping the Beach Clean
Getting Savvy about SAV

2015 June

On the Fringe
Epic Epiphytes
Does Ocean Acidification Poison Pens?
When the Tides Don’t Turn

2015 May

Beachgoers Bring Trophic Changes to Sandy Shores
Dwindling Nutrient Loads Sink Floating Macroalgae Problem
Mussel Strain
Ecological Impacts of Geoduck Aquaculture

2015 March

Mussels as Mitigation
How High is the Water?
Urban Living, Estuarine Style

2015 February

As Heat Rises, Some Disease Organisms May be Kept at Bay
Mexican Shrimp Farms Can Provide Foraging Habitat for Shorebirds
Nursery Ground Valuation: Time to Consider More Complexity

2014 September

Evaluating the Risks of Developing a Promising New Energy Source: the Ocean
Salinity and Seagrass in the Everglades-Florida Bay System: The Challenge of Increasing Variability
By the Numbers: Quantitative Approach to Determining Management Priorities Applied to Salt Marshes

2014 July

Some Gulf Shrimp May be Shrimpier after Exposure to Deepwater Horizon Oil
Small Boats can Carry Invaders North to Alaska
Low Oxygen, Low Productivity: Hypoxia Related to Decreased Macrobenthic Production in Chesapeake Bay
A Better Way to See Seagrass?

2014 May

        Shoreline Armoring in Puget Sound Walls off Connections between Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems
        Plant Patterns in the Tidal Freshwater Hudson River: Ten Years of Change
        Defining “Restoration”: Can Ecosystems be Fixed and How Do We Know When they Are?
        Engineering Approach to Estuarine Restoration Focuses on Physical Aspects of the Ecosystem

2014 February

More People, More Nutrients, More Microbes? Microbial Response to Nutrient Loading in Runoff and Groundwater
Human Development near Mangroves can Affect Habitat for Fish and Crustaceans
Don’t Underestimate Ecological Contributions of Non-reef Oysters in Tampa Bay
The Buzz about Mangrove Pollination: In Australian Temperate Regions, Exotic Honeybees Do Almost all of the Work

2013 December

Lessons from a Success Story: Mattawoman Creek, MD
Ditch-plugging Affects New England Salt Marsh Plant Communities, Study Finds
Deconstructing Construction: Effects of Bridges and Dredging on Circulation in Tampa Bay
Learning from Experience: Application of Adaptive Management to Tidal Energy Development

2013 October

Culture Clash: Incorporating Cultural Modeling into Decision-Making in the Chesapeake Bay
Muddy Waters not Muddy Enough? Declining Sediments and Rising Seas Could Drown Some Tidal Wetlands
What is a Healthy Tampa Bay Worth? Millions per Year or More, Says One Study
How Much Chlorophyll a is too Much? Chesapeake Study Suggests Some Guidelines

2013 August

Vocabulary Lesson: A Proposal for Defining “Coastal” Populations
What to Plant? Using Data to Plan Dune Restoration Projects
Is Development Along Tidal Creeks Hazardous to Ecological and Human Health?
Confluence of Factors Leads to Possible “Tipping Point” for Eutrophication in Maryland Coastal Bays

2013 June

Dissolving Misconceptions about Ocean Acidification: How Important is it in Coastal Ecosystems?
The Runaway Weed: Study Concludes that Phragmites australis Management has not been Effective
When One (Management Goal) is Not Enough: Researchers Propose Decision Support Tool for Understanding Tradeoffs
Review Outlines Factors Influencing Fecal Contamination in Coastal Waters and Shellfish

2013 April

Changes in Salinity Regime, Changes in Fish Assemblage in a Southern Australia Estuary
Ditch Plugging in New England Salt Marshes: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease?
Climate Change Could Endanger an Already-Endangered Species: Modeling Suggests Problems Ahead for Delta Smelt
Hypoxic Zone Contributes to Structuring Nekton Assemblages in the Gulf of Mexico, Including Bycatch Species

2013 February

Are Tidal Wetlands Created Equal? Pacific Northwest Tidal Wetlands vs. East Coast Marshes
Oyster Reefs Now and Then: Study Models Differences between Current and Historic Filtration Rates
The Price of Rice: Altered Hydrology in Spanish Ebro Delta Affects Macrophyte Community
Do Un-welcome Mats of Macroalgae Impact Salt Marsh Communities?

2012 November

Why Has South Carolina Been Less Crabby Lately?
Burning Questions about Prescribed Fire Management of Marshes
A Simple Index for Assessing Estuarine Trophic State: pH and DO are the Keys
Hydrology Linked to Phytoplankton Biomass in Two NC Estuaries: Rivers both Deliver Nutrients and Flush them Away

2012 September

Mississippi River Diversion Does Not Hurt Fisheries, Study Says
Turning up the Heat in a Mediterranean Bay May Lead to More Hypoxia
To Determine the Health of this Estuary, Ask the Phytoplankton and the Benthos
Hypoxia Found to be a Road Block to Zooplankton Migration in the Northern Gulf of Mexico

2012 July

Impacts of Sea Level Rise Likely to Extend Upstream to Tidal Freshwater Floodplain Forests
A Good Rule of Thumb in Estuarine Restoration: Address the Disease, not the Symptom
A High-Flying Method for Measuring DOM
For White Perch in the Chesapeake, Some Nurseries Might be Better than Others

2012 May

City Life: Armored and Natural Urban Shorelines Harbor Different Communities, Seattle Study Finds
Open (Estuary) Mouth, Insert Salt: Impacts of Breaching a Temporarily Closed Estuary
Jelly Role: Jellyfish Blooms are a Result and Cause of Eutrophic Effects in Danish Fjord
A Side-by-Side Comparison of North American and European Eutrophication Assessment Methods

2012 March

Invisible Effects of Oil Spills in Estuaries: Impacts Can Start with Phytoplankton
Why Not Control Mosquitoes and Restore Tidal Marsh Habitat and Function? Long Island Study Says It Can be Done
When it Comes to Fish Habitat, Sea Lettuce is Not the Same as Seagrass
Odum Synthesis Essay: What Is Synthesis, Why Do It, and How Do We Do More of It?

2012 January

Sea Level Rise Could Bring More Salt, More Water, or Both to Tidal Freshwater Marshes. How Will They Respond?
For Pelagic Fishes in San Francisco Estuary, What Doesn’t Kill You … Can Still Kill You
As Storm Frequency and Intensity Rise, Consequences for Marshes Could Be More Complex than Previously Thought
Got Benthic Maps? New Acoustic Techniques are Fast, Accurate, High-Resolution, and Cost-Effective in Shallow, Complex Environments

November 2011

Habitat Fidelity of Coastal Birds: Do they Dine in the Forest or “Eat Out” in the Salt Marsh?
Nutrient Loading Not the Likely Culprit in LI Sound Marsh Drownings
Berm Breaching Opens the Door to Macroinvertebrate Community Changes, at Least for a Time
Do Impacts of Nutrient Enrichment Extend to Tidal Freshwater and Oligohaline Wetlands?

September 2011

What Contributes to Resilience in Restored Eelgrass Beds? Case Studies Reveal Some Important Lessons
Exotic Species, Exotic Locale: Distribution and Abundance of Invasive Fish Species in Hawaiian Wetlands
Study Dissects Relationships among Hypoxia, Stratification, and Nutrients in the Chesapeake
Oysters and Wastewater Outflows are a Bad Mix, but Season and Distance Make a Difference

July 2011

Tampa Bay Leads the Way in Using Biotope Mosaic Approach to Management
Cause and Effect in the Baltic Sea: What Controls Phytoplankton Communities?
Shedding Light on Water Column Optical Properties and Seagrass Beds in Florida Bay
Weighing Issues of Scale in Monitoring Programs: Study Uses Nested Approach to Monitor Seagrass Beds

May 2011

Plastic Litters Developed and Undeveloped Beaches in NE Brazil
Nutrient Management and Shellfish Restoration Should Go Together, Study Shows
Wetland Site Types Vary in Their Ability to Keep Their Heads above Water as Sea Level Rises
Modeling Forecasts Outcomes of Freshwater Flow Restoration in the Everglades: Management Goals Can be Achieved

March 2011

Do Marsh Consumers Eat Off a Marsh Detritus or Phytoplankton Menu? Restoration Implications of Food Web Origins
Eelgrass is on the Decline in Massachusetts, But Some Good News Gives Hope
Potential Differences in Predation Vulnerability between Native and Non-native Oysters Could Influence Restoration Planning
Marsh or SAV? Nekton Need Both, Especially as Sea Level Rises

February 2011

Even Small Oil Spills Can Have Lingering Effects on Biota, Study Says
Searching for Patterns in Estuarine Recovery: Restoration Can Take Decades
Trouble in Paradise: Tracking Pollutant Sources in Hanalei Bay, Hawaii
Red Tide Pummels Tampa Bay Nekton Community, But Only Temporarily

November 2010

Effects of Nutrient Enrichment Go Underground
Modeling Says Delta Smelt May Become Victims of Shrinking Habitat
Good-bye, Bycatch: Helping Crab Pots Catch Fewer Terrapins
Does Habitat Disturbance in a VA Shallow Tidal Creek Disturb the Fish?

September 2010

Resisting Phragmites Invasions: Diverse Native Plant Assemblages Might Help
Modeling Past, Present, and Future Nitrogen in Narragansett Bay
EXPO’98 Improvements in Portugal Estuary Stick Around After the Fair is Long Gone
Bringing Back the Oyster: Sometimes Impacts Can Be Hard to See

June 2010

Restoration Mixed Bag for S. Florida Manatee Winter Refuges
Florida Bay’s Methylmercury Problem Falls from the Sky, Study Says
Long-term Monitoring Supports Nutrients as Source of Chesapeake’s SAV Decline, But Small-scale Factors Matter Too
Study Shows Thin-Layer Dredged Material Disposal Has Little Long-term Impact on Chesapeake Benthic Community

April 2010

Heavy Metals Weigh on Benthic Community in a Hong Kong Harbor
An Eelgrass Success Story in Boston Harbor: Careful Site Selection and Planting Methods are the Keys
Is Invasion by an Introduced Species Always an Ecological Disaster? Perhaps Not, Says Alabama Study
Restoration Projects in Elkhorn Slough Have Led to Improvements in Water Quality, Study Says

March 2010

Modified Shorelines May Harbor Modified Faunal Communities, Study Finds
Building a Better Shellfish Harvest Closure Decision Tool: Don’t Just Blame It On the Rain
Organic Pollutants, and The Problems They Cause, Are Here to Stay: H. T. Odum Synthesis Essay
How Will Future Climate and Sediment Supply Change the Shape of an Estuary? Projected Geomorphology in Suisun Bay, CA

January 2010

Shoreward Human Migration in Texas May Be Chasing Coastal Birds Away
Recovery of a Dutch Coastal Lagoon: Macrobenthos Lags, But Will Probably Catch Up
The Fall and Rise (and Fall and Rise) of Chesapeake Bay Eelgrass, and Strategies to Encourage Conservation and Recovery
Beach Grooming Makes Beaches Picturesque, but Does It Destroy Habitat?

December 2009

A Decade of Eutrophication in the Skidaway River Estuary: More Small Phytoplankton, Less Oxygen, Big Food Web Changes
Passive Restoration of Former Agricultural Sites Can Bring Back Marsh Channel Networks
Nutrient Enrichment Increases Food Web Complexity in Florida Bay
Massive Tideland Reclamation Project + Monsoon Conditions = Sediment and Water Quality Impacts

November 2009

Columbia River Salmon Food Webs Entangled with Ecosystem Alterations, Says Study
Unintended Consequences of a Gulf Coast Lake Diversion: Plans for More Marsh Leads to More Nutrients
New Patterns of Primary Production?
Study Finds Likely Population-Level Contaminant Effects on a Common Fish in San Francisco Bay

August 2009

Genetically Speaking, Mussels Recover Quickly from Sewage Impacts, Study Says
Snook Diet Diversity Goes, With the Flow, in Florida Creeks
N and P Reductions Necessary to Control Eutrophication in Coastal Waters
Satellite Data Provide Critical Information on the Really Big Picture

June 2009

Mexican Study Uses Alternate Method to Corroborate Sediment Chronology
Fringe Benefits: To Provide Critical Services, How Big Does a Marsh Have to Be?
Climate Can Eclipse Nutrient Loading as a Major Influence on Phytoplankton Communities, Says North Carolina Study
Unintended Consequences: Dredging Removes Fringing Vegetation Along with Sediments in Brazilian Lagoon

April 2009

Phytoplankton in Massachusetts Bay: Impacts of a Sewage Outfall Relocation
Study Says Marsh Ditching Leaves Legacy of Water Quality Effects
Dredged Material Placement May Serve as a Life Preserver for Drowning Marshes
Watershed Restoration Requires Stronger Science-Management Links, Says Essay

February 2009

Long-term Records Show that for Nitrogen, Losses are as Important as Loads
Fluorescence and Reflectance Indices are Promising as Early Warning Signals of Effects of Herbicide on Marsh Plants
For Coastal Ecosystems, Maybe You Can’t Go Home Again
Invasive Plants Maybe Not Such Bad News for Northern Gulf of Mexico Invertebrates

December 2008

Field Measurements of Oyster Filtration: Convenient, Accurate, and Useful for Restoration Projects
Introduced Pepper Plant May Invade by Sea
Boston Harbor: Cleanup Brings Back the Benthos
Hurricane Impact Depends on Geography and Bathymetry
The Upper vs. Lower Patuxent River Estuary: Differences in Long-term Water Quality Trends

October 2008

Trouble in Paradise: Multiple Indicators Used to Assess Water Quality in Kaua`i, Hawai`i
Hypoxia in a Small Estuary: Macroalgae, Rather than Phytoplankton, are Running the Show
Fifty-Five Years of Fish Kills in Texas: An Examination of Causes and Sources
Are Open Bays As Important As Salt Marshes for Brown Shrimp Nurseries in Louisiana?

September 2008

Tidal Restrictions Impact Algae to Mammals in Elkhorn Slough
Before and After Chesapeake Nutrient Reductions: New Patuxent Budget Provides Insights
Urbanization, Nutrients, and Macroalgae: Links in Waquoit Bay
Groundwater Contributes Little Nutrient Load to Neuse, But Could be Locally Important

April 2008

Coastal Ecosystems Need Better Public Relations, Says Study
If One Sediment Quality Assay is Good, Are Three Better?
“Thin Layers” Offer One Solution to the Cryptic Bloom Mystery
New Guidance for Expanding the Intersection of Management, Science, and Invasive Species
Florida Bay Nutrients Not to Blame for Florida Keys Reef Losses

December 2007

ASSETS Recommended for Use in Chinese Estuaries
Oceanographic Portrait of Glacier Bay Provides Insights About Fjords
Modern Technology Sheds Light on an Ancient Species

October 2007

Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia: Revisiting the 2001 Action Plan
Landscape, Land Use, and SAV in the Chesapeake
Lessons on Marsh Resilience Learned in the Bay of Fundy

August 2007

Critical Tool for American Samoa Mangrove Restoration is Community Support
Working “Backward,” Seagrass Depth Limits Can Lead to Nutrient and TSS Loading Limits
Ripped to Shreds: Mechanical Shredding Works to Wipe Out Water Hyacinth
Listening for Fish in the Shallow Waters of Barataria Bay

July 2007

Is Nutrient Loading a Smaller Problem Than We Think?
Improving Detergent’s Role in Tackling a Messy Problem
Australian Study: Weirs Mean Fish Can’t Go with the Flow
Development Paves the Way for Phragmites Invasion in the Chesapeake

June 2007

Can Chesapeake Oysters Be Enlisted in the Eutrophication Battle?
Designing Marine Reserve Networks: Connectivity is the Key
Perspective: Restoration Ecology is not Equal To Ecological Restoration, But Both are Needed
Study Provides Preview of Effects of Sea Level Rise on Marsh Plants

April 2007

Fallout from Sewage Outfall Relocation: Changes in Water Quality and Productivity in Boston Harbor
Altered Ecosystem, Altered Fish Assemblage in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Goodbye to Terrapin Bycatch: A Florida Solution
Can Natural Reseeding Contribute to Marsh Restoration?

February 2007

In Chesapeake, Benthic Community Shows that Where Development is Up, Estuarine Health is Down
Telling the Phragmites Twins Apart: Native Prefers No Salt and Little Nitrogen
Fish Index Proves Useful in Taking the Pulse of South African Estuaries
Bioenergetics Study Reveals Tough Choice for Invasive Crabs: Get Eaten or Use Excess Energy

October 2006

Look Landward for Sources of Water Body Impairment, Says CA Study
Sampling Frequency: What Might You Be Missing?
Horseshoe Crab Sex and the City: Restoration Potential in Jamaica Bay
Feeding Sediment-Starved Tidal Marshes: Signs of Success in North Carolina

August 2006

“Compromise” Nutrient Model Produces Advice for Chesapeake Bay
Model Results Recommend Easing Up on Horseshoe Crab Harvest
Is Food Web Function Restored When Tidal Flow Is? Carbon Isotopes May Provide Clues
Southeast Estuaries May Be Joining the Hypoxia Club

June 2006

An Estuarine Paradox: Introduced Alga Dominates, but Supports Diversity Too
Common Reed Too Common for Mummichogs: Invader Provides Poor Habitat
Do These Oysters Need Salt? Landings and Salinity in the Gulf of Mexico
DOM Dynamics in Denmark

April 2006

More Fresh Water Brings Long-term Change to New Zealand Estuary
Wild Celery Beds Extend Nursery Habitat for Fishery Species
Where in the World (Or at Least in the Estuary) is Centropomus undecimalis?
Viruses Tested as Alternative Sewage Indicator

February 2006

Can Mid-Atlantic Marshes and Tidal Ponds Keep Their Heads above Water?
Shoreline Alterations Turn up the Heat on Puget Sound Beaches
A Green Light for Restoration: Transplanted Georgia Marsh Plants Thrive in Dieback Sites
What Happens to the Oxygen? Bacteria and Hypoxia in the Potomac River

January 2006

Drainage Networks in Restored Wetlands: Should Nature or a Shovel Introduce Tidal Creeks to Restoration Sites?
Investigation of Nitrogen Dynamics Goes Underground in New England
Salt Marsh Loss in New England: Beyond Aerial Photography
Functional Trajectory Models Transplanted to Eelgrass Bed

November 2005

Balancing Venice's Water Budget: Submarine Groundwater's Role
Good News for the New River
Review Takes Stock of Brown Tide Knowledge
Toxaphene-Contaminated Sediment Remediation Pays Off for GA Fish

September 2005

By-catch Reduction Device Protects Terps
Sediment Slurry Application Helps Delta Marsh Rise to the Challenge
Poor Water and Sediment Quality: Accessories to the Long Island Lobster Crash?
Of Wakes and Dredging in the Intracoastal Waterway: Compensatory Effects?

August 2005

Modern Genetic Techniques Aid in Managing an Ancient Fish
Golf Course Swales May Reduce Water Hazards
Seagrass Mapping Down Under: Challenges of New Technology
A Caution on the Use of Elemental and Stable Isotope Ratios: Do You Know Your Species' Natural Variability?

June 2005

Ultraviolet Radiation and Primary Productivity: Effects May Go Beyond the Antarctic
ENSO/SAV Links in Lake Pontchartrain: More than Coincidence
Are Created Marshes Equal, Above the Ground and Below?
Elkhorn Slough's Living History

May 2005

Striped Bass Eggs Go with the Flow: Pulsed Events and Transport to the ETM
Better Phytoplankton Identification Through Chemistry?
Role Models for Phytoplankton: Reference Communities Developed for Chesapeake Bay
The Coastal Ocean and CO2: Small Area, Large Flux

January 2005

Getting Warmer: An Exercise in Extrapolation Elucidates Effects of Global Warming
More Work Needed on Increasing Light Availability Under Piers for SAV, Study Finds
Sometimes Seagrass Declines are Not Our Fault!
Better, Faster, Cheaper Benthic Sampling

December 2004

Archival Data Elucidates the Fishy History of Lake Pontchartrain
Estuarine Sediments: Source or Sink for Heavy Metals?
Gaining Clarity: Model Supports Oyster Restoration to Reduce Turbidity, Encourage Seagrass Growth
Restoration of Seagrass Inhabitants Takes Some Time, Study Finds

September 2004

New Lessons from the Hudson River "School"
Hypoxia in the Chesapeake: A Look at History and the Future
Shore Crabs Push Dungeness Out of the Neighborhood in WA Restoration Effort
Sediment Cores Provide Wealth of Information in the Neuse and Pamlico

July 2004

Three Models Are Better Than One For Examining Gulf "Dead Zone"
Looong-term Sea Surface Temperature Record Available for New England
Priority-setting for Nutrient Management: Case Study in Waquoit Bay
What is the Fish-Killing Culprit in Dead-end Canals?

May 2004

Evidence that Global Climate Change Does Act Locally in San Francisco Bay
Invasion of the Marsh Snatchers: Effectiveness of Invasive Plant Removal in Puget Sound
Study Supports "Thinking Outside the Dike"
Links Between Land Use and Estuarine Health: A Potential Statistical Crystal Ball

April 2004

All Estuarine Nutrient Cycles are Not Created Equal: Lessons from a Tropical Estuary
Infection By Viruses May Aid in Brown Tide's Demise
English Sole Study Confirms Concentration Hypothesis
Big Bend Seagrasses Revisited: Region-wide Changes in Species Distributions

December 2003

Is The Mangrove Restored? Ask the Crabs
Water Quality Impacts on Fish Hard to Find in a Tidal Creek
Dennis, Floyd and Irene Provide Lessons About Hurricane Impacts
Effects of Nitrogen Loading on NE Marshes Characterized

July 2003

Study Shows Blue Crabs Thrive in Restored Salt Marsh
Impounded Marsh Communities May Take a Pounding
Hyacinth, Pennywort Shown to be Functionally Different
Study Documents Sources and Loadings of N to 34 Estuaries
Network Analysis Suggests Longer-Term Nitrogen Monitoring Needed in the Neuse

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