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Christina Folger

marine ecologist 

Pacific Coastal Ecology Branch

Voice: 541-867-5044
Email: folger.christina@epamail.epa.gov 


Education:

Previous Positions:

Research Interests and Skills:

          1.  Estuary ecology (burrowing shrimp biology, seagrass ecology, sediment properties)

          2.  Estuarine food web processes through the use of stable isotopes

3.  Fish use of tidal marshes

Presentations and Posters:

Janousek, Christopher. N. and Christina L. Folger.  2011. Distribution of Macroalgae and Sediment chlorophyll A along salinity and elevation gradients in Oregon Tidal Marshes. Presentation at Phycological Society of America annual meeting, Seattle, WA.

 Janousek, Christopher. N. and Christina L. Folger.  2011. Distribution of Vascular Plants and Macroalgae along salinity and elevation gradients in Oregon Tidal Marshes. Presentation at The Pacific Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Astoria, OR. 

 Folger, Christina L. Marsh-Nekton connectivity: A food web analysis of the marine and river dominated zones of Yaquina Bay, Oregon using dual stable isotopes. Oregon State University M.S. Thesis Presentation. March 2010. 

Folger, Christina L. 2009. Marsh-Nekton Connectivity in- A Estuarine Food Web Study in Yaquina Bay, Oregon Using Dual Isotope Analysis. Presented at The Pacific Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Astoria, OR. 

 Eldridge, P., C.L. Folger, and S. Larned. 2002. Ecosystem Model of a River Dominated Pacific NW estuary: Role of Marsh, River, and Ocean Derived Organic Matter. Poster presented at American Society of Limnology and Oceanography conference in Victoria, B.C. Canada.

Selected Publications:

Boese, B., K. Marko, C.L. Folger, S. Lynch. 2010. Minimum light duration needed to maintain winter and summer adapted eelgrass (Zostera marina) from a Pacific Northwest Estuary (USA) as determined by mesocosm experiments. In review.

 DeWitt,T.H.  S. R. Pacella, C.L. Folger, P.M. Eldridge. 2009. Development and Application of an Estuarine Food Web Model to Estimate Ecosystem-Level Impacts of Changes to Estuarine Water Clarity: Case-Study for Yaquina Estuary, Oregon. EPA internal report.

 DeWitt, H. T.P. Haggerty, P.J. Clinton and C.L. Folger.  2008. Surveying and Mapping the Distribution and Abundance of Two Ecosystem-Engineering Burrowing Shrimps, Neotrypaea californiensis and Upogebia pugettensis (Crustacea: Thalassinidea), at Estuary Scales. In review

 Lee, Henry II, C. A. Brown, W. Nelson, Nutrient Drivers, Seagrass Distributions, and Regional Classifications of Pacific Northwest Estuaries Vol 2

 DeWitt, H. T., P.D. Lattin, P.J. Clinton, H.A. Stecher, C. L. Folger, and S. Strickland. 2008. Automated Production of Seagrass Maps from Sidescan Sonor Imagery: Accuracy, Variability and Patch Resolution. In review.

 Boese, Bruce L., Cheryl A. Brown, Water G. Nelson, Patrick J. Clinton,  Robert J. Ozretich, Henry Lee II,  Christina L. Folger and T Chris Mochon-Collura. 2009. Lower Depth Limit of Zostera Marina (Eelgrass) in Seven Oregon estuaries.

 Goodall, R.N.P, C.L. Folger. 1988. Annotated Bibliography for Mesoplodon Layardii.  In the Annual Report of the International Whaling Commission, Small Cetacean Sub-committee.    

Goodall, R.N.P , C.L. Folger, A. Lichter. 1988. The Presence of the Layard’s Beaked Whale, Mesoplodon layardii, in the Southwest South Atlantic, with a Review of Strandinds Worldwide.  In the Annual Report of the International Whaling Commission, Small Cetacean Sub-committee.

 

  

 

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