Peer Reviewed Publications
Caffrey, J.M., Murrell, M.C., Wigand C., and McKinney, R.A. 2007. Effect of nutrient loading on biogeochemical and microbial processes in a New England salt marsh. Biogeochemistry 82, 251-264.
Caraco, N., Cole, J., Findlay, S., and Wigand, C. 2006. Vascular plants as engineers of oxygen in aquatic systems. BioScience, 56: 219 - 225.
Chintala, M, Wigand, C, and Thursby, G. 2006. Comparison of Geukensia demissa populations in Rhode Island fringe salt marshes with varying nitrogen loads. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 320: 101 - 108.
Cole, M.L., Valiela, I., Kroeger, K.D., Tomasky, G.L., Cebrian, J., Wigand C., McKinney, R.A., Grady, S.P., and Silva, M.E.C. 2004. Assessment of a δ15N isotopic method to indicate anthropogenic eutrophication in aquatic ecosystems. Journal of Environmental Quality 33, 134-142.
Davis, J.L., Nowicki, B., and Wigand, C. 2004. Denitrification in fringing salt marshes of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA. Wetlands, 24 (4): 870 - 878.
Lussier, S.M., Enser, R.W., daSilva, S.N., and Charpentier, M. 2006. Effects of habitat disturbance from residential development on breeding bird communities in riparian corridors. Environmental Management 38: 504-521.
McKinney, R.A., and Charpentier, M.A. 2009. Extent, properties, and landscape setting of geographically isolated wetlands in urban southern New England watersheds. Wetlands Ecology and Management. DOI 10.1007/s11273-008-9110-x.
McKinney, R.A., Charpentier, M.A., & Wigand C. 2009a. Assessing the wildlife habitat value of New England salt marshes: I. Model and application. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI 10.1007/s10661-008-0375-6.
McKinney, R.A., Charpentier, M.A., & Wigand C. 2009b. Assessing the wildlife habitat value of New England salt marshes: II. Model testing and validation. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. DOI 10.1007/s10661-008-0403-6.
McKinney, R.A., and McWilliams, S.R., and Charpentier, M.A. 2007. Habitat characteristics associated with the distribution and abundance of harlequin ducks Histrionicus histrionicus wintering in southern New England. Northeastern Naturalist 14, 159-170.
McKinney, R.A., and McWilliams, S.R., and Charpentier, M.A. 2006. Waterfowl-habitat associations during winter in an urban eastern North Atlantic estuary. Biological Conservation 132, 239-249.
McKinney, R.A., and Wigand, C. 2006. A framework for the assessment of the wildlife habitat value of New England salt marshes. EPA/600/R-06/132. Office of Research and Development. Washington, DC 20460.
McKinney, R.A., and McWilliams, S.R. 2005. A new model to estimate daily energy expenditure for wintering waterfowl. Wilson Bulletin 117, 28-37.
McKinney, R.A. 2004. Habitat relationships of waterfowl wintering in Narragansett Bay. Rhode Island Natural History Society Bulletin 11, 3-6.
McKinney, R.A., Glatt, S.M., and McWilliams, S.R. 2004. Allometric length-weight relationships for benthic prey of aquatic wildlife in coastal marine habitats. Wildlife Biology.10, 241-249.
McKinney, R.A., Nelson, W.S., Charpentier, M., and Wigand, C. 2001. Ribbed mussel nitrogen isotope signatures reflect nitrogen sources in coastal salt marshes. Ecological Applications 11 (1), 203-214.
Thursby, G, B. and Abdelrhman, M. A. 2004. Growth of the Marsh Elder Iva frutescens in Relation to Duration of Tidal Flooding. Estuaries. 27(2):217-224.
Wigand, C., Brennan, P., Stolt, M., Holt, M., Ryba, S. In press. Soil respiration in coastal marshes subject to increasing watershed nitrogen loads in southern New England (USA). Wetlands.
Wigand, C., McKinney, R, Chintala, M., Lussier, S., and Heltshe, J. 2009. Development of a reference coastal wetland set in Southern New England (USA). Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, DOI 10.1007/s10661-009-0770-7.
Wigand, C. 2008. Coastal Salt Marsh Community Change in Narragansett Bay in Response to Cultural Eutrophication (Chapter 17), pages 499 – 522. Eds., B. A. Costa Pierce and A. Desbonnet; In: Science for Ecosystem-based Management: Narragansett Bay in the 21st Century. Springer Publishing, NY.
Wigand, C., McKinney, R.A., Cole, M.L., and Thursby, G.B. 2007. Varying stable nitrogen isotope ratios of different coastal marsh plants and their relationships with wastewater nitrogen and land use in New England, USA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 131, 71-81.
Wigand, C. McKinney, R.A., Chintala, M., Charpentier, M., and Grofman, P. 2004. Denitrification enzyme activity of fringe salt marshes in New England (USA). Journal of Environmental Quality 33, 1144-1151.
Wigand, C., Thursby, G.B., McKinney, R.A., and Santos, A.F. 2004. Response of Spartina patens to dissolved inorganic nutrient additions in the field. Journal of Coastal Research, 45, 134-149.
Wigand, C. McKinney, R.A., Charpentier, M.C., Chintala, M., Thursby, G. 2003. Relationships of nitrogen loadings, residential development, and physical characteristics with plant in New England salt marshes. Estuaries 26, 1494-1504.
Wigand, C., Comeleo, R., McKinney, R.A., Thursby, G., Chintala, M., and Charpentier, M. 2001. Outline of a new approach to evaluate ecological integrity of salt marshes. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment 7 (5), 1541-1554.
Wozniak, A.S., Roman, C.T., Wainright, S.C., and McKinney, R.A. 2006. Detecting food web changes with tidal restoration of salt marshes: a carbon stable isotope approach. Estuaries and Coasts 29, 568-578.