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Patrick Center for Environmental Research Peer-Reviewed Publications (1933-2018)


Belton, T.J., and Paudel, B. (eds.), A comprehensive assessment of Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue 78: 70-78. Coconut Creek (Florida), ISSN 0749-0208.

Blaen P.J., Kurz M.J., Drummond J.D., Knapp J.L.A., Mendoza-Lera C., Schmadel N.M., Klaar M.J., Jäger A., Folegot S., Lee-Cullin J., Ward A.S., Zarnetske J.P., Datry T., Milner A.M., Lewandowski J., Hannah D.M., Krause S. 2018. Woody debris is related to reach-scale hotspots of lowland stream ecosystem respiration under baseflow conditions. Ecohydrology, e1952.

Galbraith, H., D. Iwanowicz, D. Spooner, L. Iwanowicz, D. Keller, P. Zelanko and C. Adams. 2018. Exposure to synthetic hydraulic fracturing waste influences the mucosal bacterial community structure of the brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis) epidermis. AIMS Microbiology, 4(3): 413–427.

Gray, A.B., G.B. Pasternack, and E.B. Watson. 2018. Estuarine abandoned channel sedimentation rates record peak fluvial discharge magnitudes. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 203, 90-9. 

Holmquist, J.R., L. Windham-Myers, S. Crooks, J. Morris, J.P. Megonigal, T. Troxler, D. Weller, N. Bliss, J. Callaway, J. Drexler, M. Ferner, M. Gonneea, K. Kroeger, L. Schile, I. Woo, K. Buffinton, J. Breithaupt, B. Boyd, L. Brown, N. Dix, L. Hice Dutton, B. Horton, G. MacDonald, R. Moyer, T. Shaw, E. Smith, J.D. Smoak, C. Sommerfield, K. Thorne, D.J. Velinsky, E.B. Watson,K. Wilson, and M. Woodrey. Simple Empirical Relationships Estimate Tidal Wetland Soil Carbon Stock More Accurately and Precisely than High Resolution Soil Maps. Nature Scientific Reports 8: 9478. 

Horwitz, R.J., D. Keller, S. Platania, and R. Dudley. 2018. Age and population structure of the Rio Grande Silvery Minnow (Hybognathus amarus) with respect to life history and hydrological modification. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 147:265-277.

Keller, D.H., P.M. Zelanko, J.E. Gagnon, R.J. Horwitz, H.S. Galbraith and D.J. Velinsky. 2018. Linking otolith microchemistry and surface water contamination from natural gas mining. Environmental Pollution 240: 437-465.

Krzton-Presson, A., B. Davis, K. Raper, K. Hitz, C. Mecklin and H. Whiteman. 2018. Effects of Phragmites Management on the Ecology of a Wetland. Northeastern Naturalist 25(3): 418-426. 

Leach, T.H., L.A. Winslow, F.W. Acker, J.A. Bloomfield, C.W. Boylen, P.A. Bukaveckas, D.F. Charles, R.A. Daniels, C.T. Driscoll, L.W. Eichler, J.L. Farrell, C.S. Funk, C.A. Goodrich, T.M. Michelena, S.A. Nierzwicki-Bauer, K.M. Roy, W.H. Shaw, J.W. Sutherland, M.W. Swinton, D.A. Winkler, and K.C. Rose. 2018. Long-term dataset on aquatic responses to concurrent climate change and recovery from acidification. Nature: Scientific Data 5: Article number: 180059 doi:10.1038/sdata.2018.59

O'Donnell, S., P. Zelanko, D.J. Velinsky. 2018. Stable isotopes demonstrate caste differences in trophic level. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 72:6. 

Raposa, K.B., R.A. McKinney, C. Wigand, J.W. Hollister, C. Lovall, *K Szura, *J.A. Gurak Jr., J. McNamee, C. Raithel, and E.B. Watson. 2018. Top-down and bottom-up controls on southern New England salt marsh crab populations. PeerJ 6, e4876.\

Watson, E.B., *Powell, E., Maher, N.P., Oczkowski, A.J., Paudel, B., Starke, A., Szura, K., Wigand, C. 2018. Indicators of nutrient pollution in Long Island, New York, estuarine environments. Marine Environmental Research, 134: 109-120. 

Watson, E.B., K. Szura, *E. Powell, N. Maher, and C. Wigand. 2018. Cultural eutrophication Is reflected in the stable isotopic composition of the eastern mudsnail. Journal of Environmental Quality 47: 177-184.

Wigand, C., E.B. Watson, R. M. Martin, D.S. Johnson, R.S. Warren, A. Hanson, E.W. Davey, R. Johnson, and L. Deegan. 2018. Discontinuities in soil strength coupled with sea level rise contribute to destabilization of nutrient-enriched creeks. Ecosphere 9(8)e02329

Wyndham-Myers, L., W.J. Kai, A. Wang, A. Andersson, A. Hinson, C. Hopkinson, D. Lagomasino, D. Peteet, C. Giri, J. Howard, J. Tang, J. Crosswell, J.M. Hernandez Ayon, K. Dunton, K. Kroeger, M. Tzortziou, M.L. Paulsen, A. Mead, P. Megonigal, S. Siedlecki, E.B. Watson, S. Alin, and X. Hu. 2018. Chapter 15, Tidal Wetlands and Estuaries. The Second State of the Carbon Cycle Report (SOCCR): The North American Carbon Budget and Implications for the Global Carbon Cycle. Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.


Baranov, V.*, Milošević, D., Kurz, M.J., Zarnetske, J.P., Sabater, F., Marti, E., Robertson, A., Brandt, T.*, Sorolla, A., Lewandowski, J., and Krause, S. 2017. Helophyte impacts on the response of hyporheic invertebrate communities to inundation events in intermittent streams. Ecohydrology DOI: 10.1002/eco.1857; 1-8

Buchanan, G.A., Belton, T.J., and Paudel, B. 2017. The Comprehensive Barnegat Bay Research Program. In: Buchanan, G.A.; Belton, T.J., and Paudel, B. (eds.), A comprehensive assessment of Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. Journal of Coastal Research SI78: 1-6.

Kroll, S.A., Ringler, N.H., Cano Costa, M.D.L.C. and De las Heras Ibañez, J., 2017. Macroinvertebrates on the front lines: projected community response to temperature and precipitation changes in Mediterranean streams. Journal of Freshwater Ecology, 32(1), pp.513-528.

Kurz M.J., Drummond J.D., Marti E., Zarnetske J.P., Lee-Cullin J.*, Klaar M.J., Folegot S.*, Keller T., Ward A.S., Fleckenstein J.H., Datry T., Hannah D.M., & Krause S. 2017. Impacts of water level on metabolism and transient storage in vegetated lowland rivers - insights from a mesocosm study. J. Geophys. Res. Biogeosci 122(3): 628-644.

Rowell, H.C., J.A. Bloomfield, D.F. Charles, C.T. Driscoll. 2017. Pairing paleolimnological inference models with mechanistic water column models enhances assessment of lake water quality.  Journal of Paleolimnology 58(2):119–133

Desianti,N.  M. Potapova, M. Enache, T. Belton, D.J. Velinsky, R. Thomas, and J. Mead.  2017. Sediment diatoms as environmental indicators in New Jersey coastal lagoons.  Journal of Coastal Research SI78: 127-140.

Hajek, A. E., Tobin, P. C., Kroll, S. A., & Long, S. J. 2017. Symbionts mediate oviposition behaviour in invasive and native woodwasps. Agricultural and Forest Entomology.

Paudel, B., N. Weston, L. Sutter, J O’Connor, and D.J. Velinsky. 2017. Phosphorus dynamics in the water column and sediments of Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.  Journal of Coastal Research SI78: 60-69.

Ren, L., T.J. Belton, R. Schuster and M. Enache. 2017. Phytoplankton index of biotic integrity and reference communities for Barnegat Bay-Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. A Pilot Study. Journal of Coastal Research SI78: 89-105.

Velinsky, D.J., B. Paudel, T.J. Belton and C.K. Sommerfield. 2017. Tidal marsh record of nutrient loadings in Barnegat bay, New Jersey.  Journal of Coastal Research SI78: 79-88.

Velinsky, D.J., B. Paudel, T, Quirk, M. Piehler, and A. Smyth. 2017. Ecosystem services of tidal wetlands in Barnegat Bay: A study to understand nitrogen removal. Journal of Coastal Research SI78: 79-88.

Watson, E.B., & Hinojosa Corona, A.  2017. Assessment of Blue Carbon Storage by Baja California (Mexico) Tidal Wetlands and Evidence for Wetland Stability in the Face of Anthropogenic and Climatic Impacts. Sensors18(1), 32


Ashley, J.T.F, R. Soroka, Y. Cintron, A. Sarno, L. Zaoudeh, D. J. Velinsky and J. Baker. 2016. Can polychlorinated biphenyls be removed from Chesapeake Bay by a commercial fishery? Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 2(12); 397–406.

Gray, A.B., G.B. Pasternack, E.B. Watson, and M. A. Goñi. 2016. Conversion to drip irrigation agriculture may offset historic anthropogenic and wildfire contributions to sediment production. Science of the Total Environment 556: 219-230.

Hausmann, S., D.F. Charles, J. Gerritsen, and T.J. Belton. 2016. A diatom-based condition gradient (BCG) approach for assessing impairment and developing nutrient criteria for streams. Science of the Total Environment 562: 914-927.

Khadka M.B., Martin J.B. & Kurz M.J. 2016. Synoptic estimates of diffuse groundwater seepage to a spring-fed karst river at high spatial resolution using an automated radon measurement technique. Journal of Hydrology 544: 86-96

Nyphus. R., Velinsky, D.J. and others. 2016. Environmental Deans and Directors Call for NSF Climate Funding. Science. Science 352: 755-756.

Paudel, B., T. Belton, H. Pang and D.J. Velinsky. 2015 Spatial variability of estuarine environmental drivers and response by phytoplankton: A model based approach. Ecological Informatics 34 (2016) 1–12.

Rowell, H.C., M.D. Enache, R. Quinlan, A.J. Smith, J.A. Bloomfield, D.F. Charles, and S.W. Effler. 2016. Quantitative paleolimnological inference models applied to a highresolution biostratigraphic study of lake degredation and recovery, Onondaga Lake, New York (USA). Journal of Paleolimnology 55(3): 241-258

Watson, E.B., K. Szura, C. Wigand, K.B. Raposa, K. Blount, and M. Cencer. 2016. Sea level rise, drought, and the decline of Spartina patens in New England coastal marshes. Biological Conservation 196: 173-181.


Bhanu P., P.A. Montagna and L. Adams 2015. Variations in the release of silicate and orthophosphate along a salinity gradient: Do sediment composition and physical forcing have roles? Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science 157: 42-50.

Gray, A.B., G. B. Pasternack, E.B. Watson, J. A. Warrick, and M. A. Goñi. 2015. Effects of antecedent hydrologic conditions, time dependence, and climate cycles on the suspended sediment load of the Salinas River, California. Journal of Hydrology 525: 632- 649.

Turner, E. L., B. Paudel, P. A. Montagna. 2015. Baseline nutrient dynamics in shallow well mixed coastal lagoon with seasonal harmful algal blooms and hypoxia formation. Marine Pollution Bulletin 96(1-2): 456-462.

Velinsky, D.J., H. Holland, and F.N Scatena. 2015. 2013 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Earth and Environmental Science presented to Robert Arbuckle Berner. Journal of the Franklin Institute 352(7): 2591-2595.

Watson, E. B., C. Wigand, M. Cencer, and K. Blount. 2015. Inundation and precipitation effects on growth and flowering of the high marsh species Juncus gerardii. Aquatic Botany 121 (2015): 52-56.

Watson, E.B., H.M. Andrews, A. Fischer, M. Cencer, L. Coiro, S. Kelley, and C. Wigand. 2015. Growth and photosynthesis responses of two co-occurring marsh grasses to inundation and varied nutrients. Botany 93: 671-683.


Flynn C., Popp J., Hausmann S. and Whisenhunt J. (2014). Gender Differences in Consumption and Perception of Local Produce among High School Students. North American Colleges & Teacher of Agriculture. 58 (4): 317-323.

Guyard H., Francus P., St-Onge G., Hausmann S. and Pientiz R. (2014). Micromorphological characterization of subglacial and subsequent deglacial sediments from the Pingualuit Crater Lake (Ungava, Canada), Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 51: 1084 – 1096.

Mascovia, D., J.V. Mead, and R. Dilworth III. 2014. Can Sustainability Plans Make Sustainable Cities? The Ecological Footprint Implications of Renewable Energy within Philadelphia’s Greenworks Plan. Journal of Sustainability: Science, Practice, and Policy.

Mead, J.V. 2014. The fundamental conflict between economic growth and wildlife conservation and its implications for a post peak-oil future. In “Peak Oil, Economic Growth, and Wildlife Conservation”. J. Edward Gates and Brian Czech, editors.

Rowell, H.C, R.F. Bopp, F. Peng, D.J.Velinsky, and J.A. Bloomfield. 2014. Annually Laminated Sediments in Onondaga Lake, NY: high resolution stratigraphy for interpreting lake degradation and recovery. Journal of Paleolimnology 53: 107-121 (DOI 10.1007/s10933-014-9811-5)

Weston, N.B, S.C. Neubauer, D.J. Velinsky and M.A. Vile. 2014. Net Ecosystem Carbon Exchange and the Greenhouse Gas Balance of Tidal Marshes along an Estuarine Salinity Gradient. Biogeochemistry: 120: 163-189.

Winston B., Hausmann S., Scott T.J., Morgan R. 2014. The influence of rainfall on taste and odor production in a South Central U.S. Reservoir. Freshwater Sciences: 33 (3): 755-764.


Ashley, J.T.F, J.S. Ward, C.S. Anderson, M.W. Schafer, L. Zaoudeh, R.J. Horwitz and D.J Velinsky 2013. Children’s daily exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls from dietary supplements containing fish oils. Food Additives & Contaminants: Part A 30(3): 50-514. (DOI:10.1080/19440049.2012.753161)

Bedison, J., F.N. Scatena, J.V. Mead, R. Birdsey, and A. Johnson. 2013. Influences on the spatial pattern of soil carbon and nitrogen in forested and non-forested riparian zones in the Atlantic Coastal Plain of the Delaware River Basin. J. Forest Ecology and Management 302:200-209.

Enache, M.D., Potapova, M., Sheibley, R. & Moran, P. 2013. Three new Psammothidium species from lakes of Olympic and Cascade Mountains in Washington State, USA. Phytotaxa 127(1): 49-57.

Elsey-Quirk, T., A. Smyth, M. Piehler, J. Mead and D.J. Velinsky 2013. Exchange of nitrogen through an urban tidal freshwater wetland in Philadelphia, PA. Jour. Environ. Qual. 42: 1-12.

Herlihy, A.T., N.C. Kamman, J.C. Sifneos, D.F. Charles, M.D. Enache, and R.J. Stevenson. 2013. Using multiple approaches to develop nutrient criteria for lakes in the conterminous USA. Freshwater Science 32: 367-384

Ismail, N.S., D.J. Velinsky, J.T.F. Ashley and R.W. Sanders. 2013. Chorioallantoic membrane as a nonlethal sampling method for polychlorinated biphenyls analysis in the northern diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin terrapin). Chemistry and Ecology 29(5): 391-4023.

Kroll, S.A., E.E. Morris, S.J. Long, A.E. Hajek, 2013. Parasitism of Sirex noctilio by non-sterilizing Deladenus siricidicola in northeastern North America. Biological Control 67: 203-211.

Luoto T. P. , Salonen V.-P. , Larocque-Tobler I., Pienitz R., Hausmann S. , Guyard H. and St-Onge G. (2013). Pro- and postglacial invertebrate communities of Pingualuit Crater Lake, Nunavik (Canada), and their paleoenvironmental implications. Freshwater Science, 32(3):951-963.

Pearson, S.H., S.S. Kilham, D.J. Velinsky, J.R. Spotila, and H.W. Avery. 2013 Stable isotopes of C and N reveal habitat dependent dietary overlap between native and introduced turtles Pseudemys rubriventris and Trachemys scripta. PLOS One 8(5): e62891 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062891)

Smith, A.J., R.L. Thomas, J.K. Nolan, D.J. Velinsky, S. Klein, and B.T. Duffy. 2013. Regional nutrient thresholds in wadeable streams of New York State protective of aquatic life. Ecol. Ind. 29: 455-467.


Ashley, J.T.F., M.A. Vasquez, P. Zelanko, E. McKinley, M. Schaefer, L. Zadoudeh, R. Horwitz, H.M. Stapleton, and D.V. Velinsky. 2012. Trophic Transfer of polybrominated diphenyl ethers and polychlorinated biphenyls in a tidal freshwater marsh. Chemistry and Ecology 28(4):305-325.

Enache, D.M., D.F. Charles, T.J. Belton, and C.W. Callinan. 2012. Total phosphorus changes in New York and New Jersey lakes (USA) inferred from sediment cores. Lake and Reservoir Management 28 (4): 293-310.

Rinkel, B.E., Hayes, P.K., Gueidan, C. and Brodie, J. 2012. A molecular phylogeny of Acrochaete and other endophytic green algae (Ulvales, Chlorophyta). Journal of Phycology 48 (4): 1020-1027.

Morales, E.A., Novais, M.H., Chávez, G. Hoffmann, L. and Ector, L. 2012. Diatoms (Bacillariophyceae) from the Bolivian Altiplano: three new araphid species from the Desaguadero River draining Lake Titicaca. Fottea 12: 41-58.

Morales, E.A., Manoylov, K.M. and Bahls, L.L. 2012. Fragilariforma horstii sp.nov. (Bacillariophyceae) a new araphid species from the northern United States of America. Nova Hedwigia 141: 141-154.

Morales, E.A. and Rivera, S.F. 2012. Choice of macrophyte substrate in the use of diatoms as indicators of water quality assessment: preliminary data on the case of Alalay Pond (Cochabamba, Bolivia). Lakes, Reservoirs and Ponds 6(1-2): 20-42.

Solak, C. N., Ector, L., Wojtal, A.Z., Acs, E. and Morales, E.A. 2012. A review of investigations on diatoms (Bacillariophyta) in Turkish inland waters. Nova Hedwigia
141: 461-472.


Acs, E., L. Ector, K.T. Kiss, C. Cserháti, E.A. Morales, & Z. Levkov. 2011. "Morphological observations on Amphora micrometra Giffen from the Bolivian Altiplano, South America and its transfer to the genus Halamphora." Diatom Research 26: 199-212.

Cejudo-Figueiras, C., E.A. Morales, C.E. Wetzel, S. Blanco, L. Hoffmann, & L. Ector. 2011. "Analysis of the type of Fragilaria construens var. subsalina (Bacillariophyceae) and description of two morphologically related taxa from Europe and the United States." Phycologia 50: 67-77.

Enache, D.M., A. Paterson, & B.F. Cumming. 2011. "Changes in diatom assemblages from 40 reference lakes in the Experimental Lakes Area (northwestern Ontario, Canada): Assessing the probable role of climatic change." Journal of Paleolimnology 46: 1-15.

Johansen, J.R., K. Řeháková, & F. Acker. 2011. "Tapinothrix ozarkiana sp. nov., with notes on distribution for the genus in North America." Fottea 11(1):141-148.

Keller, D.H. 2011. "Population characteristics of White Catfish and Channel Catfish in the Delaware River Estuary." Pages 423-436 in P.H. Michaletz and V.H. Travnichek, editors. Conservation, ecology, and management of catfish: the second international symposium. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 77, Bethesda, Maryland.

Lieb, D.A., R.W. Bouchard, R.F. Carline, T.R. Nuttall, J.R. Wallace and C.L. Burkholder. 2011. "Conservation and Management of Crayfishes: Lessons from Pennsylvania." Fisheries, 36:10, 489-507

Livshultz, T., J.V. Mead, and M.T. Brannin. (2011). "Climate niches of milkweeds with plesiomorphic traits (Secamonoideae; Apocynaceae) and the milkweed sister group link ancient African climates and floral evolution." American Journal of Botany 98(12): 1966–1977.

Morales, E.A., L. Ector, E. Férnandez, M.H. Novais, D. Hlubikova, P.B. Hamilton, S. Blanco, M.L. Vis, & J.P. Kociolek. 2011. "The genus Achnanthidium Kützing (Achnanthales, Bacillariophyceae) in Bolivian streams: a report of taxa found in recent investigations." Algological Studies 136/137: 89-130.

Taylor, J.C., E.A. Morales, & L. Ector. 2011. "Achnanthidium standeri Cholnoky and Achnanthidium taiaensis (J.R. Carter et Denny) two new combinations of morphologically similar Achnanthidium species from Africa." Algological Studies 136/137: 151-166.

Velinsky, D.J., G.R. Riedel, J.T. Ashley and J.Cornwell 2011. "A contamination history of the Anacostia River, Washington, D.C."  Environmental Assessment and Monitoring 183(1): 307-328.

Weston, N.B., M.A. Vile, S.C. Neubauer and D.J. Velinsky. 2011. "Accelerated microbial organic matter mineralization following salt-water intrusion into tidal freshwater marsh soils." Biogeochemistry 102 (1-3):135-151

Wojtal, A.Z., L. Ector, B. Van de Vijver, E.A. Morales, S. Blanco, J. Piatek, & A. Smieja. 2011. "Morphology and distribution of the Achnanthidium minutissimum complex (Bacillariophyceae) in southern Poland." Algological Studies 136/137: 211-238.

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