Publications from the Department of Natural Resources Science faculty at the University of Rhode Island.

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Submissions from 2012

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Salt marsh mosquito-control ditches: Sedimentation, landscape change, and restoration implications, Sarah S. Corman, Charles T. Roman, John W. King, and Peter G. Appleby

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Tidal Flushing Restores the Physiological Condition of Fish Residing in Degraded Salt Marshes, Kimberly L. Dibble and Laura A. Meyerson

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Evaluating causes of transplant stress in fragments of Acropora Palmata used for coral reef restoration, Graham E. Forrester, Amy Maynard, Stephanie Schofield, and Kerianne Taylor

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Engendering Behavior Change Through Single-Session Workshops: Lessons Learned from Extension's Private Well Initiative, Arthur J. Gold and Alyson McCann

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Role of science and partnerships in salt marsh restoration at the Galilee Bird Sanctuary, Narragansett, Rhode Island, Francis C. Golet, Dennis H.A. Myshrall, Lawrence R. Oliver, Peter W.C. Paton, and Brian C. Tefft

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Snail grazing facilitates growth of two morphologically similar bloom-forming Ulva species through different mechanisms, Michele Guidone, Carol S. Thornber, and Emily Vincent

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Erratum: Time energy budgets and food use of Atlantic brant across their wintering range (The Journal of Wildlife Management 75 (273-282) DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.58), Zachary S. Ladin, Paul M. Castelli, Scott R. McWilliams, and Christopher K. Williams

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Tree kangaroo molecular systematics based on partial cytochrome b sequences: Are Matschie's tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) and Goodfellow's tree kangaroo (D. goodfellowi buergersi) sister taxa?, Thomas J. McGreevy, Lisa Dabek, and Thomas P. Husband

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Energy-Based Carrying Capacities of Bufflehead Bucephala albeola Wintering Habitats, Richard A. McKinney and Scott R. McWilliams

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Hybridization of Common Reed in North America? The Answer is Blowing in the Wind, Laura A. Meyerson, C. Lambertini, M. K. McCormick, and D. F. Whigham

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Allocation of endogenous and dietary protein in the reconstitution of the gastrointestinal tract in migratory blackcaps at stopover sites, Agusti Muñoz-Garcia, Sarah Aamidor, Marshall D. McCue, Scott R. McWilliams, and Berry Pinshow

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Influence of natural and novel organic carbon sources on denitrification in forest, degraded urban, and restored streams, Tamara A. Newcomer, Sujay A. Kaushal, Paul M. Mayer, Amy R. Shields, Elizabeth A. Canuel, Peter M. Groffman, and Arthur J. Gold

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Using Long-Term Constant-Effort Banding Data to Monitor Population Trends of Migratory Birds: A 33-Year Assessment of Adjacent Coastal Stations, Jason E. Osenkowski, Peter W. C. Paton, and Douglas Kraus

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Application of multiple index development approaches to benthic invertebrate data from the Virginian biogeographic Province, USA, Marguerite C. Pelletier, Arthur J. Gold, Liliana Gonzalez, and Candace Oviatt

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Field estimations of soil organic carbon, M. C. Rabenhorst and M. H. Stolt

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Subaqueous Soils: Pedogenesis, Mapping, and Applications, M. C. Rabenhorst and M. H. Stolt

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Subaqueous soils: Pedogenesis, mapping, and applications, M. C. Rabenhorst and M. H. Stolt

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Development and application of multi-proxy indices of land use change for riparian soils in southern New England, USA, M. C. Ricker, S. W. Donohue, M. H. Stolt, and M. S. Zavada

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Tidal marsh restoration: A synthesis of science and management, Charles T. Roman and David Burdick

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A synthesis of research and practice on restoring tides to salt marshes, Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick

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An Adaptive Framework for Selecting Environmental Monitoring Protocols to Support Ocean Renewable Energy Development, Emily J. Shumchenia, Sarah L. Smith, Jennifer McCann, Michelle Carnevale, Grover Fugate, Robert D. Kenney, John W. King, Peter W. C. Paton, Malia Schwartz, Malcolm Spaulding, and Kritopher J. Winiarski

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Taking Your Course Online: An Interdisciplinary Journey, Kathleen M. Torrens and José A. Amador

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Variation and trends of landscape dynamics, land surface phenology and net primary production of the Appalachian Mountains, Yeqiao Wang, Jianjun Zhao, Yuyu Zhou, and Hongyan Zhang

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North Atlantic coastal tidal wetlands, Cathleen Wigand and Charles T. Roman

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Rapid environmental degradation in a subarctic ecosystem influences resource use of a keystone avian herbivore, Kristopher J. Winiarski, Scott R. Mcwilliams, and Robert F. Rockwell

Submissions from 2011

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During stopover, migrating blackcaps adjust behavior and intake of food depending on the content of protein in their diets, Sarah E. Aamidor, Ulf Bauchinger, Ortal Mizrahy, Scott R. McWilliams, and Berry Pinshow

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Evaluation of microbiological water quality in the Pettaquamscutt River (Rhode Island, USA) using chemical, molecular and culture-dependent methods, Janet A. Atoyan, Elizabeth M. Herron, and José A. Amador

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Island biogeography extends to small-scale habitats: Low competitor density and richness on islands may drive trait variation in nonnative plants, Joshua P. Atwood and Laura A. Meyerson

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Flight muscle shape reliably predicts flight muscle mass of migratory songbirds: A new tool for field ornithologists, Ulf Bauchinger, Scott R. McWilliams, Harald Kolb, Vladimir M. Popenko, Edwin R. Price, and Herbert Biebach

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Reduced body mass gain in small passerines during migratory stopover under simulated heat wave conditions, Ulf Bauchinger, Scott R. McWilliams, and Berry Pinshow

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Dietary fatty acid composition influences tissue lipid profiles and regulation of body temperature in Japanese quail, Miriam Ben-Hamo, Marshall D. McCue, Scott R. McWilliams, and Berry Pinshow

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A spatial analysis of forest management and its contribution to maintaining the extent of shrubland habitat in southern New England, United States, Bill Buffum, Scott R. McWilliams, and Peter V. August

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Mobilizing Private Landowners to Manage Forests for Wildlife Habitat - the Experience of the Rhode Island Coverts Program, Bill Buffum and Chris Modisette

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Assessment of net ecosystem services of plastic greenhouse vegetable cultivation in China, Jie Chang, Xu Wu, Anqin Liu, Yan Wang, Bin Xu, Wu Yang, Laura A. Meyerson, Baojing Gu, Changhui Peng, and Ying Ge

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Effects of temperature and temporal factors on anuran detection probabilities at Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts, USA: Implications for long-term monitoring, Robert P. Cook, Todd A. Tupper, Peter W.C. Paton, and Brad C. Timm

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Comparison of salt marsh creeks and ditches as habitat for nekton, Sarah S. Corman and Charles T. Roman

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Use of computed tomography imaging for quantifying coarse roots, rhizomes, peat, and particle densities in marsh soils, Earl Davey, Cathleen Wigand, Roxanne Johnson, Karen Sundberg, James Morris, and Charles T. Roman

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Evaluating methods for transplanting endangered elkhorn corals in the Virgin Islands, Graham E. Forrester, Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell, Patricia Baily, Linda M. Forrester, Sandra Giovannini, Lindsay Harmon, Rebecca Karis, Jason Krumholz, Timothy Rodwell, and Lianna Jarecki

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Reef fishes: Density dependence and equilibrium in populations?, Graham E. Forrester and Mark A. Steele

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Experimental evidence for density-dependent reproductive output in a coral reef fish, Graham Forrester, Lindsay Harmon, Jason Helyer, William Holden, and Rebecca Karis

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Geographic systems and ecological security of the Changbai mountains: An EOS approach of study, Yang Han, Yunsheng Zhao, Chunlin Chen, and Yeqiao Wang

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Predicting Maximum Lake Depth from Surrounding Topography, Jeffrey W. Hollister, W. Bryan Milstead, and M. Andrea Urrutia

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Vegetation dynamics and its relationship with climatic factors in the Changbai Mountain Natural Reserve, Guanglei Hou, Hongyan Zhang, and Yeqiao Wang

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Modeling Habitat Associations for the Common Loon (Gavia immer) at Multiple Scales in Northeastern North America, Anne Kuhn, Jane Copeland, John Cooley, Harry Vogel, Kate Taylor, Diane Nacci, and Peter V. August

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Nonnative Phragmites australis Invasion into Utah Wetlands, Andrew Kulmatiski, Karen H. Beard, Laura A. Meyerson, Jacob R. Gibson, and Karen E. Mock

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Time energy budgets and food use of Atlantic brant across their wintering range, Zachary S. Ladin, Paul M. Castelli, Scott R. Mcwilliams, and Christopher K. Williams

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Ontogeny and nutritional status influence oxidative kinetics of nutrients and whole-animal bioenergetics in zebra finches, Taeniopygia guttata: New applications for 13C breath testing, Marshall D. McCue, Scott R. McWilliams, and Berry Pinshow

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A Mass Balance Approach to Identify and Compare Differential Routing of 13C-Labeled Carbohydrates, Lipids, and Proteins In Vivo, Marshall D. McCue, Adam Smith, Richard McKinney, Boris Rewald, Berry Pinshow, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Genetic evaluation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Matschie's tree Kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei) captive breeding program, Thomas J. McGreevy, Lisa Dabek, and Thomas P. Husband

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The effect of a protected area on the tradeoffs between short-run and long-run benefits from mangrove ecosystems, Catherine G. McNally, Emi Uchida, and Arthur J. Gold

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Availability of water affects renewal of tissues in migratory blackcaps during stopover, Ortal Mizrahy, Ulf Bauchinger, Sarah E. Aamidor, Scott R. McWilliams, and Berry Pinshow

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Constitutive immune function in European starlings, Sturnus vulgaris, is decreased immediately after an endurance flight in a wind tunnel, Silke Nebel, Ulf Bauchinger, Deborah M. Buehler, Lillie A. Langlois, Michelle Boyles, Alexander R. Gerson, Edwin R. Price, Scott R. McWilliams, and Christopher Guglielmo

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Migration- and exercise-induced changes to flight muscle size in migratory birds and association with IGF1 and myostatin mRNA expression, Edwin R. Price, Ulf Buachinger, Daria M. Zajac, David J. Cerasale, Jay T. McFarlan, Alexander R. Gerson, Scott R. McWilliams, and Christopher G. Guglielmo

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Assessing long-term population trends of wood frogs using egg-mass counts, Christopher J. Raithel, Peter W.C. Paton, Penelope S. Pooler, and Frank C. Golet

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Epiphyte and herbivore interactions impact recruitment in a marine subtidal system, Nicole E. Rohr, Carol S. Thornber, and Emily Jones

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Estuarine subaqueous soil temperature, Alexander Salisbury and Mark H. Stolt

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Non-natives: 141 scientists object, Daniel Simberloff, Jake Alexander, Fred Allendorf, James Aronson, Pedro M. Antunes, Sven Bacher, Richard Bardgett, Sandro Bertolino, Melanie Bishop, Tim M. Blackburn, April Blakeslee, Dana Blumenthal, Alejandro Bortolus, Ralf Buckley, Yvonne Buckley, Jeb Byers, Ragan M., Faith Campbell, Karl Campbell, Marnie Campbell, James T. Carlton, Phillip Cassey, Jane Catford, Laura Celesti-Grapow, John Chapman, Paul Clark, Andre Clewell, João Canning Clode, Andrew Chang, Milan Chytrý, and Mick Clout

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Long-term shifts in autumn migration by songbirds at a coastal eastern north American stopover site, Susan B. Smith and Peter W.C. Paton

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Mapping Shallow Coastal Ecosystems: A Case Study of a Rhode Island Lagoon, Mark Stolt, Michael Bradley, Jim Turenne, Maggie Payne, Eric Scherer, Giancarlo Cicchetti, Emily Shumchenia, Marisa Guarinello, John W. King, Jon Boothroyd, Bryan Oakley, Carol Thornber, and Pete August

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Soils-based rapid assessment for quantifying changes in salt marsh condition as a result of hydrologic alteration, Timothy M. Twohig and Mark H. Stolt

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Biological invasions in rapidly urbanizing areas: A case study of Beijing, China, Hua Feng Wang, Jordi López-Pujol, Laura A. Meyerson, Jiang Xiao Qiu, Xiao Ke Wang, and Zhi Yun Ouyang

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Remote sensing of land surface dynamics along the appalachian trail, Yeqiao Wang, Jianjun Zhao, and Hongyan Zhang

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Automated batch processing of mass remote sensing and geospatial data to meet the needs of end users, Jianjun Zhao, Yeqiao Wang, and Hongyan Zhang

Submissions from 2010

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Improvement of Hydraulic and Water Quality Renovation Functions by Intermittent Aeration of Soil Treatment Areas in Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems, José A. Amador, David A. Potts, George W. Loomis, David V. Kalen, Erika L. Patenaude, and Josef H. Görres

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Impact of coffee management practices on earthworm populations in Puerto Rico, José A. Amador, Cynthia V. Ramos, Monica Alfaro, and David Sotomayor-Ramirez

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Exposure to cold but not exercise increases carbon turnover rates in specific tissues of a passerine, U. Bauchinger, J. Keil, R. A. McKinney, J. M. Starck, and Scott R. McWilliams

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Erratum: Carbon turnover in tissues of a passerine bird: Allometry, isotopic clocks, and phenotypic flexibility in organ size (Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 82 (787-797)), Ulf Bauchinger and Scott R. McWilliams

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Extent of phenotypic flexibility during long-distance flight is determined by tissue-specific turnover rates: A new hypothesis, Ulf Bauchinger and Scott R. McWilliams

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Cost-effective species conservation in exurban communities: A spatial analysis, Dana Marie Bauer, Stephen K. Swallow, and Peter W.C. Paton

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Are Wetland Regulations Cost Effective for Species Protection? A Case Study of Amphibian Metapopulations, Dana M. Bauer, Peter W. C. Paton, and Stephen K. Swallow

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Fasting triggers hypothermia, and ambient temperature modulates its depth in Japanese quail Coturnix japonica, Miriam Ben-Hamo, Berry Pinshow, Marshall D. McCue, Scott R. McWilliams, and Ulf Bauchinger

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Earthworm taxonomic structure of coffee plantations at three soil associations in puerto rico: (Oligochaeta: Glossoscolecidae, Megascolecidae), Sonia Borges, Cynthia Ramos, Mónica Alfaro, and José A. Amador

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Equity in Community Forests in Bhutan, Bill Buffum, A. Lawrence, and K. J. Temphel

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Assessing detection probabilities of larval amphibians and macroinvertebrates in isolated ponds, Annie E. Curtis and Peter W.C. Paton

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Reversible blunting of arousal from sleep in response to intermittent hypoxia in the developing rat, R. A. Darnall, S. McWilliams, R. W. Schneider, and C. M. Tobia

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Soil respiration and ecosystem carbon stocks in New England forests with varying soil drainage, Aletta A. Davis, Jana E. Compton, and Mark H. Stolt

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Evaluating if energy and protein limit abundance of hawaiian moorhen, David W. Desrochers, Scott R. Mcwilliams, and J. Michael Reed

Partitioning of habitable pore space in earthworm burrows, Josef H. Gorres and José A. Amador

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Snail grazing facilitates growth of a bloom-forming alga, Michele Guidone, Carol S. Thornber, and Emily Field

Effects of three interactive factors on the multi-angle polarized hyperspectrum of vegetation leaves, Yang Han, Qian Li, Yun Sheng Zhao, Yeqiao Wang, Chun Lin Chen, and Li Li Zhang

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Estimating soil moisture conditions of the greater changbai mountains by land surface temperature and ndvi, Yang Han, Yeqiao Wang, and Y. Zhao

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A method to quantitatively sample nekton in salt-marsh ditches and small tidal creeks, Mary Jane James-Pirri, Charles T. Roman, and Jeffrey L. Swanson

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Effects of habitat-modifying invasive macroalgae on epiphytic algal communities, Emily Jones and Carol S. Thornber

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A geospatial approach for assessing denitrification sinks within lower-order catchments, D. Q. Kellogg, Arthur J. Gold, Suzanne Cox, Kelly Addy, and Peter V. August

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Redoximorphic Features, David L. Lindbo, Mark H. Stolt, and Mike J. Vepraskas

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Population Genetic Diversity and Fitness in Multiple Environments, Jeffrey A. Markert, Denise M. Champlin, Ruth Gutjahr-Gobell, Jason S. Grear, Anne Kuhn, Thomas J. McGreevy Jr., Annette Roth, Mark J. Bagley, and Diane E. Nacci

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Tracking the oxidative kinetics of carbohydrates, amino acids and fatty acids in the house sparrow using exhaled 13CO2, Marshall D. McCue, O. Sivan, Scott R. McWilliams, and B. Pinshow

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Microsatellite marker development and mendelian analysis in the matschie's tree kangaroo (Dendrolagus matschiei), Thomas J. McGreevy, Lisa Dabek, and Thomas P. Husband

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A multiplex PCR assay to distinguish among three sympatric marsupial taxa from Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea, using the mitochondrial control region, T. J. McGreevy, L. Dabek, and T. P. Husband

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A tale of three lineages: Expansion of common reed (Phragmites australis) in the U.S. Southwest and Gulf Coast, Laura A. Meyerson, Adam M. Lambert, and Kristin Saltonstall

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Hybridization of invasive Phragmites australis with a native subspecies in North America, Laura A. Meyerson, David V. Viola, and Rebecca N. Brown

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Quantification and implications of soil losses from commercial sod production, David Millar, Mark Stolt, and José A. Amador

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Highly Variable Acquisition Rates of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae) by Birds on an Atlantic Barrier Island, S. S. Mitra, P. A. Buckley, F. G. Buckley, and Howard S. Ginsberg

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Nitrogen control through decentralized wastewater treatment: Process performance and alternative management strategies, Stewart M. Oakley, Arthur J. Gold, and Autumn J. Oczkowski

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Comment on "developing and implementing an effective public outreach program", Michael O'Neill, James Dobrowolski, Arthur Gold, Thomas Blewett, and Reagan Waskom

Working toward a common strategy for U.K. sediment transport research, Michael O'Neill, James Dobrowolski, Arthur Gold, Thomas Blewett, and Reagan Waskom

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The role of interface organizations in science communication and understanding, Deanna L. Osmond, Nalini M. Nadkarni, Charles T. Driscoll, Elaine Andrews, Arthur J. Gold, Shorna R. Broussard Allred, Alan R. Berkowitz, Michael W. Klemens, Terry L. Loecke, Mary Ann McGarry, Kristen Schwarz, Mary L. Washington, and Peter M. Groffman

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A method to identify estuarine macroinvertebrate pollution indicator species in the Virginian Biogeographic Province, Marguerite C. Pelletier, Arthur J. Gold, James F. Heltshe, and Henry W. Buffum

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Marine reserves as linked social–ecological systems, Richard Pollnac, Patrick Christie, Joshua E. Cinner, Tracey Dalton, Tim M. Daw, Graham E. Forrester, Nicholas A. J. Graham, and Timothy R. McClanahan

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Genetics and reproduction of common (Phragmites australis) and giant reed (Arundo donax), Kristin Saltonstall, Adam Lambert, and Laura A. Meyerson