Ecosystem Research Recent Publications
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Peer-reviewed Scientific Journals:
A Conceptual Model to Assess Stress-Associated Health Effects of Multiple Ecosystem Services Degraded by Disaster Events in the Gulf of Mexico and Elsewhere. P. Sandifer, L. Knapp, T. Collier, A. Jones, R. Juster, C. Kelble, R. Kwok, J. Miglarese, L. Palinkas, D. Porter, G. Scott, L. Smith, W. Sullivan and A. Sutton-Grier. GeoHealth. American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, USA.
A method to detect discontinuities in census data. C. Barichievy, D. Angeler, T. Eason, A. Garmestani, K. Nash, S. Sundstrom, C. Stow, and C. Allen. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Hoboken, NJ, USA.
A Nitrogen Physical Input-Output Table (PIOT) Model for Illinois. S. Singh, J. Compton, T. Hawkins, D. Sobota and E. Cooter. Ecological Modelling. Elsevier Science BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 360: 194-203, (2017).
A Strategy for Measuring Exposure to Natural Environments to Better Assess their Salutogenic Influence. R. Silva, K. Rogers and T. Buckley. Environmental Research. Academic Press Incorporated, Orlando, FL, USA.
A supplementary tool to existing approaches for assessing ecosystem community structure. M. Hopton, A. Karunanithi, A. Garmestani, H. Cabezas, D. White and J. Choate. Ecological Modelling. Elsevier Science BV, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 355: 64-69, (2017).
An inventory of continental U.S. terrestrial candidate ecological restoration areas based on landscape context. J. Wickham, K. Riiters, P. Vogt, J. Costanza and A. Neale. Restoration Ecology. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA, online, (2017).
Adaptive capacity in ecosystems. D. Angeler, H. Fried-Petersen, C. Allen, H. Birge, W. Chuang, V. Donovan, T. Eason, A. Garmestani, S. Renes, C. Roberts, T. Spanbauer, S. Sundstrom, D. Twidwell, and C. Wonkka. Ecosystems. Springer, New York, NY, USA .
An integrated ecological modeling system for assessing impacts of multiple stressors on stream and riverine ecosystem services within river basins. J. Johnston, C. Barber , K. Wolfe , M. Galvin , M. Cyterski and R. Parmar. Ecological Modelling. Elsevier Science BV, 354: 104-114, (2017).
Assessing cross-scale patterns and the composition of ecological communities of alternative lake regimes. D. Angeler, T. Eason, A. Garmestani, T. Spanbauer, and C. Allen. . PLoS ONE. Public Library of Science, San Francisco, CA, USA.
Assessing threats of non-native species to native freshwater biodiversity: Conservation priorities for the United States. S. Panlasigui, A. Davis, M. Mangiante and J. Darling. Biological Conservation. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, USA.
Bayesian belief networks as decision support tools for coral reef ecosystem service assessments. J. Carriger, S. Yee, and W. Fisher. Ecosystem Services. Elsevier Online, New York, NY, USA.
Building a Potential Wetland Restoration Indicator for the Contiguous United States. E. Horvath, J. Christensen, M. Mehaffey and A. Neale. Ecological Indicators. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, USA, 83: 462-473, (2017).
Determining preferences for ecosystem benefits in Great Lakes Areas of Concern from photographs posted to social media. T. Angradi, J. Launspach, and R. Debbout. Journal of Great Lakes Research. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
Developing qualitative ecosystem service relationships with the Driver-Pressure-State-Impact-Response framework: A case study on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. D. Martin, A. Piscopo, M. Chintala, T. Gleason, and W. Berry. ECOLOGICAL INDICATORS. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, USA, 84: 404-415, (2018).
Differential effects of chronic and acute simulated seawater intrusion on tidal freshwater marsh carbon cycling. J. Schubauer-Berigan, E. Herbert and C. Craft. Biogeochemistry. Springer, New York, NY, USA.
Early warnings for state transitions. C. Roberts, J. Burnett, V. Donovan, C. Wonkka, C. Bielski, C. Allen, A. Garmestani, D. Angeler, T. Eason, S. Sundstrom, H. Birge and D. Twidwell. Journal of Rangeland Management. Society for Range Management, Lakewood, CO, USA.
Eco-Health Linkages: Assessing the Role of Ecosystem Goods and Services on Human Health Using Causal Criteria Analysis. R. DeJesus-Crespo and R. Fulford. International Journal of Public Health. Springer Basel AG, Basel, Switzerland.
Ecohydrological Index, Native Fish, and Climate Trends and Relationships in the Kansas River Basin. S. Sinnathamby, K. Douglas-Mankin, M. Muche, S. Hutchison and A. Anandhi. Water Resources Research. American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, USA, online, (2017).
Ecological Risk Based Assessment used to Restore Riparian Physical Functions to a Fresh Water Creek. R. Hall, J. Lin, B. Schumacher, K.A. Charles and D. Heggem. Journal of Enviromental Management. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, USA.
Ecosystem services in the Great Lakes. A. Steinman, B. Cardinale, W. Munns Jr, M. Ogdahl, D. Allan, T. Angradi, S. Bartlett, K. Brauman, M. Byappanahalli, M. Doss, D. Dupont, A. Johns, D. Kashian, F. Lupi, P. McIntyre, T. Miller, M. Moore, R.L. Muenich, R. Poudel, J. Price, B. Provencher, A. Rea, J. Read, S. Renzetti, B. Sohngen and E. Washburn. Journal of Great Lakes Research. International Association for Great Lakes Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA, 43(3): 161-168, (2017).
Environmental changes interactively shift plant morphology and biomass allocation in salt marshes. T. Hill, A. Oczkowski, C. Wigand, and E. Davey. Global change Bioloy. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA.
Establishing a Common Framework for Strategic Communication in the Natural Sciences. M. Harwell, J. Molleda, C. Jackson and L. Sharpe. Science Communication. SAGE Publications USA, Thousand Oaks, CA, USA.
Finding Common Ground across the 28 Community-Based National Estuary Programs. W. Fisher, A. Sullivan and S. Yee. Estuaries and Coasts. Estuarine Research Federation, Port Republic, MD, USA.
Linking terrestrial phosphorus inputs to riverine export across the United States. G. Metson, J. Lin, J.A. Harrison and J. Compton. Water Research. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, USA, 124: 177-191, (2017).
Linking wetland ecosystem services to vector borne disease: Dengue fever in the San Juan Bay Estuary, Puerto Rico. R. DeJesus-Crespo, P. Mendez-Lazaro and S. Yee. Wetlands. The Society of Wetland Scientists, McLean, VA, USA.
Managing local stressors for coral reef condition and ecosystem services delivery. M. Weijerman, L. Veazey, J. Delevaux, M. Donovon, K. Falinski, J. Lecky, K. Vache, S. Yee and K. Oleson. Marine Policy. Elsevier B.V.
Nitrogen uptake and allocation estimates for Spartina alterniflora and Distichlis spicata. T. Hill, N. Moore, C. Kanaskie, E. Santos, and A. Oczkowski. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. Elsevier Science Ltd, New York, NY, USA.
Non-monetary valuation using Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis: Sensitivity of additive aggregation methods to scaling and compensation assumptions. D. Martin and M. Mazzotta. Ecosystem Services. Elsevier Online, New York, NY, USA, 29: 13-22, (2018).
Quantifying the Visual-Sensory Landscapes Qualities that Contribute to Cultural Ecosystem Services Using Social Media and LiDAR. D. VanBerkel, P. Tabrizian, M.A. Dorning, L. Smart, D. Newcomb, M. Mehaffey, A. Neale and R.K. Meentemeyer. Ecosystem Services. Elsevier Online, New York, NY, USA.
Quantitative approaches for assessing ecological and community resilience. T. Spanbauer, W. Chuang, H. Fried-Petersen, C. Roberts, A. Garmestani, T. Eason, J. Burnett, S. Sundstrom, D. Angeler, B. Chaffin, L. Gunderson, D. Twidwell and C. Allen. Global Environmental Change. B.V Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Recreational freshwater fishing drives non-native aquatic species richness patterns at a continental scale. A. Davis and J. Darling. Diversity and Distributions. Blackwell Publishing Limited, Oxford, UK, 23(6): 692-702, (2017).
Relative importance of landscape versus local wetland characteristics for estimating wetland denitrification potential. M. Russell, R. Fulford, K. Murphy, C. Lane, J. Harvey, D. Dantin, F. Alvarez, J. Nestlerode, A. Teague, M. Harwell and A. Almario. Wetlands. The Society of Wetland Scientists, McLean, VA, USA.
Riparian spiders as sentinels of PCB contamination across heterogeneous aquatic ecosystems. J. Kraus, P. Gibson, D. Walters and M. Mills. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 36(5): 1278-1286, (2017).
The Development and Evaluation of a High-Resolution Above Ground Biomass Product for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (2000). J. Iiames , J. Riegel, and R. Lunetta. Ecosystem Services. Elsevier Online, New York, NY, USA, 83(4): 293-306, (2017).
The role of abundance in the cross-scale resilience model. S. Sundstrom, K. Nash, C. Barichievy, T. Eason, A. Garmestani, N. Graham, L. Gunderson and C. Allen. Ecology Letters. Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA, USA.
The worth of river floodplains: How restoration, levee setback, and reconnection of river floodplain delivers broad ecosystem service value. K. Shrestha, J. Freudenthal, M. Copeland, B. Faulkner and K. Forshay. Environmental Management. Springer-Verlag, New York, NY, USA.
Trends in non-native aquatic species richness in the United States reveal shifting patterns of both species introductions and sampling effort. M. Mangiante, A. Davis, S. Panlasigui, M. Neilson, I. Pfingsten, P. Fuller and J. Darling. Biological Invasions. Springer SBM, New York, NY, USA.
Using a Final Ecosystem Goods and Services Approach to Support Policy Analysis. P. Ringold, P. Sinha, G. Van Houtven and A. Krupnik. Ecosphere. ESA Journals.
A Collaborative Effort to Assess Environmental Health in Newport News, Virginia. Essoka, J., T. Barzyk, E. Holloman and H. Arvanaghi. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA. EPA/600/R-17/270, 2017.
FY17 Output (2017); SHC 2.61.2 Practical Strategies for Assessing Final Ecosystem Goods and Services in Community Decision Making. M. Harwell, M. and C. Jackson. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA. EPA/600/X-17/369, 2017.
Managed Vocabulary for use of Ecosystem Goods and Services in Decision-Making. Harwell, M., C. Jackson and J. Molleda. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USAEPA/600/X-17/168, 2017.
SHC Project 2.61 Community-Based Final Ecosystem Goods and Services Strategic Communication Plan. M. Harwell, C. Jackson, J. Molleda and L. Sharpe. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA. EPA/600/X-17/365, 2017.
Using Ecosystem Function in the Clean Water Act. J. Aron, R. Hall, D. Heggem, J. Lin, M. Philbin, R. Schafer and S. Swanson. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA. EPA/600/R-17/138, 2017.
Using Ecosystem Function and Traditional Ecological Knowledge Together to Build Resilience and Adapt to Climate Change in North America: An Ecological Condition Assessment near El Mingo, Tabasco, Mexico March 29- 31, 2016. J. Lin, R. Hall, D. Heggem, and T. Harris. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA. 2017.