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Frazier, Melanie R., Janet O. Lamberson and Walter G. Nelson.  2014.  Intertidal habitat utilization patterns of birds in a Northeast Pacific estuary.  Wetlands Ecology and Management, DOI 10.1007/s 11273-014-9346-6.

Schumaker, Nathan H., Allen Brookes, Jeffrey R. Dunk, Brian Woodbridge, Julie A. Heinrichs, Joshua J. Lawler, Carlos Carroll, David LaPlante. 2014. Mapping sources, sinks, and connectivity using a simulation model of northern spotted owls. Landscape Ecology  DOI 10.1007/s10980-014-0004-4

Wilsey, Chad B., Joshua J. Lawler, David Cimprich and Nathan H. Schumaker.  2014.  Dependence of the endangered black-capped vireo on sustained cowbird management.  Conservation Biology 28(2):561-571.



Abdelnour, Alex, Robert B. McKane, Marc Stieglitz, Feifei Pan, Yiwei Cheng. 2013. Effects of harvest on carbon and nitrogen dynamics in a Pacific Northwest forest catchment. Water Resources Research, 49, 22 pages. Doi:10.1029/2012WR012994.

Allen, S.T., J.R. Brooks, R.F. Keim, B.J. Bond and J.J. McDonnell.  2013.  The role of pre-event canopy storage in throughfall and stemflow by using isotopic tracers.  Ecohydrology  DOI: 10.1002/eco.1408

Beedlow, Peter A., E. Henry Lee, David T. Tingey, Ronald Waschmann, Connie A. Burdick. 2013. The importance of seasonal temperature and moisture patterns on growth of Douglas-fir in western Oregon, USA. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 169:174-185

Betts, Julia N., Mark G. Johnson, Paul T. Rygiewicz, George A. King, and Christian P. Andersen. 2013. Potential for metal contamination by direct sonication of nanoparticle suspensions. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32(4):889-893.

Brown, Cathy, Anthony R. Olsen.  2013.  Bioregional monitoring design and occupancy estimation for two Sierra Nevadan amphibian taxa.  Freshwater Science 32(3): 675-691.

Collier, Kevin J., Anthony R. Olsen. 2013. Monitoring network-design influence on assessment of ecological condition in wadeable streams. Marine and Freshwater Research 74:146-156.

Compton, Jana, Brian Hill, Robin Dennis. 2013.  Connecting nitrogen deposition and ecosystem services. In Climate Vulnerability: Understanding and Addressing Threats to Essential Resources.  Elsevier Inc., Academic Press. P 23-33.

Dorner, Brigitte, Kendra R. Holt, Randall M. Peterman, Chris Jordan, David Larsen, Anthony R. Olsen, Omar I. Abdul-Azia.  2013.  Evaluating alternative methods for monitoring and estimating responses of salmon productivity in the North Pacific to future climatic change and other processes: A simulation study. Fisheries Research 147:10-23.

Ferraro, Steven P. 2013.Ecological periodic tables: in principle and practice. Oikos 122:1541-1553. (reprint)

Frazier, Melanie, A. Whitman Miller, Henry Lee II, Deborah A. Reusser.  2013.  Counting at low concentrations: The statistical challenges of verifying ballast water discharge standards.  Ecological Applications 23(2) 339-351.

Frazier, Melanie, A. Whitman Miller, Gregory M. Ruiz.  2013.  Linking science and policy to prevent the spread of invasive species from the ballast water discharge of ships.  Ecological Applications 23(2) 287-288.

Fritz, Ken M., Elisabeth Hagenbuch, Ellen D’Amico, Molly Reif, Parker J. Wigington, Jr., Scott G. Leibowitz, Randy L. Comeleo, Joseph L. Ebersole, and Tracie-Lynn Nadeau.  2013.  Comparing the Extend and Permanence of Headwater Streams from Two Field Surveys to Values from Hydrographic Databases and Maps.  Journal of the American water Resources Association (JAWRA) 1-16.  DOI: 10.1111/jawr.12040

Gardner, Toby A., Joice Ferreira, Jos Barlow, Alexander C. Lees, Luke Parry, Ima Celia Guimaraes Veira, Erika Berenguer, Ricardo Abramovay, Bob Hughes.  2013.  A social and ecological assessment of tropical land uses at multiple scales: The Sustainable Amazon Network.  Philosophical Transactions of The Royal Society B.  368, 20120166 NOTE: the publication has over 50 authors

Janousek, Christopher N., Christina L. Folger.  2013.  Inter-specific variation in salinity effects on germination in Pacific Northwest tidal wetland plants.  Aquatic Botany 111:104-111.

Kaldy, James E., Cheryl A. Brown, Christian P. Andersen. 2013. In situ 13C tracer experiments elucidate carbon translocation rates and allocation patterns in eelgrass Zostera marina. Marine Ecology Progress Series 487:27-39.

Lee II, Henry, Deborah A. Reusser, Melanie Frazier.  2013. Approaches to setting organism-based ballast water discharge standards.  Ecological Applications 23(2) 301-310.

Ligeiro, R., R.M. Hughes, P.R. Kaufmann, D.R. Macedo, K.R. Firmiano, W.R. Ferreira, D. Oliveira, A.S. Melo, and M. Callisto. 2013 (on-line 2012). Defining quantitative stream disturbance gradients and the additive role of habitat variation to explain macroinvertebrate taxa richness. Ecological Indicators 25:45–57

McCrackin, Michelle L., John A. Harrison, Jana E. Compton. 2013. A comparison of NEWS and SPARROW models to understand sources of nitrogen delivered to US coastal areas. Biogeochemistry. DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9809-x

Novak, Jeffrey M., Keri B. Cantrell, Donald W. Watts, Warren J. Busscher and Mark G. Johnson. 2013.  Designing relevant biochars as soil amendments using lignocellulosic-based and manure-based feedstocks.  Journal of Soils and Sediments  DOI 10.1007/s11368-013-0680-8

Olszyk, David, Matthew Blakeley-Smith, Thomas Pfleeger, E. Henry Lee and Milton Plocher. 2013.  Effects of low levels of herbicides on prairie species of the Willamette Valley, Oregon.  Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32(11):2542-2551.

Pacella, Stephen R., Benoit Lebreton, Pierre Richard, Donald Phillips, Theodore H., DeWitt, Nathalie Niquil.  2013.  Incorporation of diet information derived from bayesian stable isotope mixing models into mass-balanced marine ecosystem models: A case study from the Marennes-Oléron Estuary, France.  Ecological Modelling 267:127-137.

Parnell, Andrew C., Donald L. Phillips, Stuart Bearhop, Brice X. Semmens, Eric J. Ward, Jonathan W. Moore, Andrew L. Jackson, Jonathan Grey, David J. Kelly and Richard Inger.  2013.  Bayesian stable isotope mixing models.  Environmetrics 24:3887-399.

Peck, David V., Anthony R. Olsen, Marc H. Weber, Steven G. Paulsen, Carol Peterson and Susan M. Holdsworth.  2013.  Survey design and extent estimates for the National Lakes Assessment.  Freshwater Science 32(4):1321-1245.

Reusser, Deborah A., Henry Lee II, Melanie Frazier, Gregory M. Ruiz, Paul W. Fofonoff, Mark S. Minton, A. Whitman Miller.  2013.  Per capita invasion probabilities: An empirical model to predict rates of invasion via ballast water.  Ecological Applications 23(2) 321-330.

Ringold, Paul L., James Boyd, Dixon Landers and Matt Weber.  2013.  What data should we collect? A framework for identifying indicators of ecosystem contributions to human well-being.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(2):98-105.

Semmens, Brice X., Eric J. Ward, Andrew C. Parnell, Donald L. Phillips, Stuart Bearhop, Richard Inger, Andrew Jackson, Jonathan W. Moore. 2013. Statistical basis and outputs of stable isotope mixing models: Comment on Fry (2013). Marine Ecology Progress Series 490:285-289.

Shafer, Deborah J., James E. Kaldy and Jeffrey L. Gaeckle.  2013.  Science and management of the introduced seagrass Zostera japonica in North America.  Environmental Management  DOI 10.1007/s00267-013-0172-z.

Sobota, Daniel J., Jana E. Compton and John A. Harrison. 2013. Reactive nitrogen inputs to US lands and waterways: how certain are we about sources and fluxes? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi:10.1890/110216.

Stahl, Leanne L., Blaine D. Snyder, Anthony R. Olsen and Lynn S. Walters. 2013. A national probabilistic study of polybrominated diphenyl ethers in fish from US lakes and reservoirs. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185:10351-10364.

Van Sickle, John.  2013.  Estimating the risks of multiple, covarying stressors in the National Lakes Assessment.  Freshwater Science 32(1):204-216.

Wardrop, Denice H., Mary E. Kentula, Robert P. Brooks, M. Siobhan Fennessy, Sarah J. Chamberlain, Kirk J. Havens, Carl Hershner. 2013. Monitoring and Assessment of Wetlands: Concepts, Case Studies, and Lessons Learned. Chapter 11 in Mid-Atlantic Freshwater Wetlands: Advances in Wetlands Science, Management, Policy, and Practice; R.P. Brooks and D.H. Wardrop, editors. Springer. 381-419



Bollman, M.A., M.J. Storm, G.A. King and L.S. Watrud.  Wetland and riparian plant communities at risk of invasion by transgenic herbicide-resistant Agrostis spp. In central Oregon. Plant Ecol. (2012) DOI 10.1007/s11258-011-0015-z.  WED-11-099

Brooks, J. R., P. J. Wigington, D. L. Phillips, R. Comeleo, and R. Coulombe.  Willamette river basin surface water isoscape (d18O and d2H): temporal changes of source water within the river. Ecosphere 3:39 (2012) (http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES1811-00338.00331).  WED-12-014

Christian, E., C. V. Baxter, J. L. Ebersole, and R. E. Gresswell. Incorporating spatial context into the analysis of salmonid-habitat relationships. First.Chapter 18, Church, M., P.M. Biron and A.G. Roy (ed.), Gravel-bed Rivers: Processes, Tools, Environments. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Indianapolis, IN, , 216-224, (2012)

Faulkner, B. R., J. R. Brooks, K. J. Forshay, and S. P. Cline. Hyporheic flow patterns in relation to large river floodplain attributes. Journal of Hydrology (2012)448–449:161–173. WED-11-158

Hankin, S., C. Weilhoefer, J. Kaldy , and T. DeWitt. Sediment diatom species and community response to nitrogen addition in Oregon (USA) estuarine tidal wetlands. WETLANDS. The Society of Wetland Scientists, McLean, VA, USA, : pgs 9, (2012)

Hobbie, E.A., F.S. Sánchez, and P.T. Rygiewicz. Controls of isotopic patterns in saprotrophic and ectomycorrhizal fungi.  Soil Biology & Biochemistry (2012)48:60-68.  WED-11-168

Janousek, C.N. and C.L. Folger. 2012. Patterns of distribution and environmental correlates of macroalgal assemblages and sediment chlorophyll a in Oregon tidal wetlands. Journal of Phycology 48:1448-1457. Read the abstract

Kaldy, James. Influence of light, temperature and salinity on dissolved organic carbon exudation rates in Zostera marina L. Aquatic Biosystems ( 2012) 8:19. WED-10-002

Macedo, D.R., R. Ligeiro, R. W.R. Ferreira, N.T. Junqueira, B.O. Sanches, D.O. Silva, C.B. Alves, R.M. Hughes, P.R. Kaufmann, P.S. Pompeu, G.B.Santos, and M. Callisto. 2012. Parâmetros biológicos e de habitats físicos para avaliação de bacias no Sudeste do Brasil. Ação Ambiental 47: 15-18

Marcot, B. G., M. G. Raphael, N. H. Schumaker, and B. Gelleher. How big and how close? Habitat patch size and spacing to conserve a threatened species. Natural Resource Modeling. Wiley InterScience, Silver Spring, MD, 25(3):34, (2012). WED-10-095

Nahlik, A.M., M.E. Kentula, M.S. Fennessy, and D.H. Landers.  Where is the consensus?  A proposed foundation for moving ecosystem service concepts into practice.  Ecological Economics (2012)77:27-35.  WED-11-157

Nahlik AM, Landers DH, Ringold PL, et al. 2012. Protecting our environmental wealth: connecting ecosystem goods and services to human well-being. National Wetlands Newsletter 34: 14-18. WED-12-002

Pan, Feifei, Robert B. McKane, Marc Stieglitz. 2012. Identification of optimal soil hydraulic functions and parameters for predicting soil moisture. Hydrological Sciences Journal: 57(4) 723-737.

Pan, Y., R.M. Hughes, A.T. Herlihy, and P.R. Kaufmann. 2012. Non-wadeable river bioassessment: spatial variation of benthic diatom assemblages in Pacific Northwest rivers, USA. Hydrobiologia 684(1):241-260. WED-12-FCO-063

Pan, Feifei, Marc Stieglitz, Robert B. McKane.  2012.  An algorithm for treating flat areas and depressions in digital elevation models using linear interpolation.  Water Resources Research 48(6)  doi:10.1029/2011WR010735.

Payne MC, Brown CA, Reusser DA, Lee H II. 2012.  Ecoregional Analysis of Nearshore Sea-Surface Temperature in the North Pacific. PLoS ONE 7(1): e30105. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0030105. http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0030105

Pfleeger, T., M. Blakeley-Smith, G. King, E.H. Lee, M. Plocher, and D. Olszyk.  The effects of glyphosate and aminopyralid on a multi-species plant field trial.  Ecotoxicology.  (2012) DOI 10.1007/s10646-012-0912-5).  Wed-11-178

Phillips, D.L . Converting isotope values to diet composition: the use of mixing models. Journal of Mammalogy 93(2): 342-352 (2012).  WED 11-074

Phillips DL, "The value of our public trees" The City newsletter, Corvallis OR, Winter 2011-2012, Volume 24, Number 8, page 5. (WED-11-143)

Phillips DL, Burdick C, Merja B, Brown N "Assessment of Ecosystem Services Provided by Urban Trees: Public Lands Within the Urban Growth Boundary of Corvallis, Oregon - Technical Report"  (WED-12-007

Vaslet A, Phillips DL, France C, Feller, IC, Baldwin CC (2012).  The relative importance of mangroves and seagrass beds as feeding habitats for resident and transient fishes from Florida and Belize: evidence from dietary and stable isotope analyses.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 434-435: 81-93.

Porter, Ellen M. Porter, William D. Bowman, Christopher M. Clark, Jana E. Compton, Linda H. Pardo, Jenny L. Soong. Interactive effects of anthropogenic nitrogen enrichment and climate change on terrestrial and aquatic biodiversity. Biogeochemistry DOI 10.1007/s10533-012-9803-3 (published online: 20 October 2012)

Rashleigh, Brenda, Denis White, Joe L. Ebersole, Craig Barber, George Boxall and Allen Brookes.  2012.  Forecasting fish communities in river networks.  Korean Journal of Limnology 45(2):150-157.

SanClements, M. D., G. P. Oelsner, D. M. McKnight, J. L. Stoddard, and S. Nelson. New insights into the source of decadal increases of dissolved organic matter in acid-sensitive lakes of the Northeastern U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Indianapolis, IN, 46:3212-3219, (2012). WED-12-064

Templer, P. H., M. C. Mack, F. S. Chapin III, L. Christenson, J. E. Compton, H. Crook, W. Currie, C. Curtis, B. Dail, C. D'Antonio, B. A. Emmett, H. Epstein, C. Goodale, P. Gundersen, S. E. Hobbie, K. Holland, D. U. Hooper, B. Hungate, I. Kappel-Schmidt, S. Lamontagne, K. Nadelhoffer, C. W. Osenberg, S. Perakis, P. Schleppi, J. Schimel, M. Sommerkorn, J. Spoelstra, A. Tietema, W. W. Wessel, and D. R. Zak. Sinks for nitrogen inputs in terrestrial ecosystems: A meta-analysis of 15N tracer field studies. ECOLOGY. Ecological Society of America, Ithaca, NY, 93(8):1816-1829, (2012).

Torgersen, C., J. Ebersole, and D. Keenan. Primer for identifying cold-water refuges to protect and restore thermal diversity in riverine landscapes - EPA 910-C-12-001. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-12/038, 2012. ORD-000013

Volkenborn, N., L. Polerecky, D.S. Wethey, T.H. DeWitt, S.A. Woodin.  Hydraulic activities by ghost shrimp Neotrypaea californiensis induce oxic-anoxic oscillations in sediments.  Marine Ecology Progress Series (2012)455:141-156.  doi: 10.3354/meps09645.  WED-11-166

Watrud, Lidia S., Jay R. Reichman, Michael A. Bollman, Bonnie M. Smith, E. Henry Lee, Julie D. Jastrow, Michael D. Casler, Harold P. Collins, Steen Fransen, Robert B. Mitchell, Vance N. Owens, Brent Bean. William L. Rooney, Donald D. Tyler, George A. King. Chemistry and microbial functional diversity differences in biofuel crop and grassland soils in multiple geographies. 2012. BioEnergy Research 5(4), 19 pages. DOI 10.1007/s12155-012-9279-y.

Weber, M., and P. Ringold.  Ecosystems and People: Qualitative Insights.  EHS Bulletin (2012)3:2-8. ORD-000013

Weber, M., P. Mozumder, and R.P. Berrens. 2012. Accounting for Unobserved Time-Varying Quality in Recreation Demand: An Application to a Sonoran Desert Wilderness. Water Resources Research 48(5): W05515.

Wigington, Parker J., Jr., Scott G. Leibowitz, Randy L. Comeleo, and Joseph L. Ebersole, 2012. Oregon Hydrologic Landscapes: A Classification Framework. Journal of the American water Resources Association (JAWRA) 49(1):163-182.

Young, David, Patrick Clinton, David Specht, T. Chris Mochon Colura and Henry Lee II. 2012. Determining bathymetric distributions of the eelgrass Zostera marina L. in three turbid estuaries on the eastern North Pacific coast. Botanica Marina 55:229-240


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