Jackson Estuarine Laboratory

Jackson Estuarine Laboratory

 
Jackson Estuarine Laboratory (JEL) is located five miles from the Durham campus on the shores of Great Bay Estuary, one of the largest estuaries in northern New England. JEL features well-equipped facilities where scientists conduct field-based and experimental research on physical and biological components of coastal ecosystems. Research at JEL has advanced our understanding of coastal ecosystems, especially with regard to human influences and management, in New Hampshire, the Gulf of Maine region and the world. In a typical year, 25 projects are carried out by the scientists at JEL, with total external funding often exceeding $2 million. In 2015, The New Hampshire chapter of the Nature Conservancy named JEL its Restoration Parner of the Year!

JEL has eight resident faculty members from the departments of Biological Sciences, Natural Resources, and Earth Systems Science, along with several support staff, research associates, students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists. In addition, non-resident faculty and students from other UNH departments conduct research at JEL. A fleet of small research vessels is based at JEL, including five outboard powered boats ranging from a 12-foot skiff to a 22-foot center console. Facilities include a pier with a 2,000-pound crane and a floating dock with slip spaces for four boats. JEL has a full analytical laboratory to study water quality, and labs dedicated to sedimentology, animal physiology and behavior, shellfish/seafloor ecology, microbiology, phycology (study of benthic algae), tidal marsh ecology, and seagrass ecology. In addition, flowing estuarine water is provided to a wet lab, greenhouse, and outdoor facilities to support the study of estuarine plants and animals.

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Submissions from 2020

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Great Bay Estuary Intertidal Seaweed Plot Photographs 2019, David M. Burdick

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'How To' Guide for Synthesizing NERRs Marsh Monitoring Data, David M. Burdick

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Great Bay Estuary Subtidal Seaweed and Seagrass Sampling Photographs 2019, David M. Burdick and Gregg Moore

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Seaweed Monitoring in the Great Bay Estuary: 2019 Annual Report, David M. Burdick, Gregg Moore, and Arthur C. Mathieson

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A Guide to Integrate Plant Cover Data From Two different Methods, David M. Burdick and Chris R. Peter

Submissions from 2019

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Determining How Soil Amendments Enhance the Recovery of Ammophila breviligulata Following Dune Die-Off Events in Coastal New England, Gregg E. Moore, David M. Burdick, and Andrew R. Payne

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Potential Effects of Sea-Level Rise on Salt Marsh Elevation Dynamics in a New Hampshire Estuary, Andrew R. Payne, David M. Burdick, and Gregg E. Moore

Submissions from 2018

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Wetlands Evaluation for Philbrick's Pond Marsh Drainage Evaluation North Hampton, NH, David M. Burdick, Chris Peter, and Gregg Moore

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Mapping seston depletion over an intertidal eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) reef: Implications for restoration of multiple habitats, Raymond E. Grizzle, Anna Rasmussen, A. J. Martignette, Krystin Ward, and Loren D. Coen

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Distribution and Condition of Intertidal Eastern Oyster (crassostrea virginica) Reefs in Apalachicola Bay, Florida based on High-Resolution Satellite Imagery, Raymond E. Grizzle, Krystin Ward, Laura Geselbracht, and Anne Birch

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Integrated Analysis of the Value of Wetland Services in Coastal Adaptation; Methodology and Case Study of Hampton-Seabrook Estuary, New Hampshire, Paul Kirshen, Semra Aytur, David M. Burdick, Diane Foster, Tom Lippmann, Ellen Douglas, Sydney Nick, and Chris Watson

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Integrated urban water management applied to adaptation to climate change, Paul Kirshen, Semra Aytur, Jory Hecht, Andrew Walker, David M. Burdick, Stephen H. Jones, Neil Fennessey, Renee Bourdeau, and Lorilee Mather

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Heavy Metals in Seaweeds from a Polluted estuary in Coastal Maine, Ian D. Medeiros

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Evaluating Tidal Wetland Restoration Performance Using National Estuarine Research Reserve System Reference Sites and the Restoration Performance Index (RPI), Kenneth B. Raposa, Scott Lerberg, Craig Cornu, John Fear, Christopher Peter, Robin L. J. Weber, Gregg E. Moore, David M. Burdick, and Michelle Dionne

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Improving salt marsh digital elevation model accuracy with full-waveform lidar and nonparametric predictive modeling, Jeffrey N. Rogers, Christopher E. Parrish, Larry G. Ward, and David M. Burdick

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The importance of geomorphic context for estimating the carbon stock of salt marshes, Lee B. van Ardenne, Serge Jolicouer, Dominique Berube, David M. Burdick, and Gail L. Chmura

Submissions from 2017

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Seaweeds of the Northwest Atlantic, Arthur C. Mathieson and Clinton J. Dawes

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Temporal Variation of Intertidal Seagrass in Southern China, Guanglong Qiu, Frederick T. Short, Hangqing Fan, and Guohua Liu

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Evidence of mating by sexually immature female American lobsters Homarus americanus (H. Milne Edwards, 1837) (Decapoda: Nephropidae), Winsor H. Watson III, Jason S. Goldstein, Elizabeth M. Morrissey, and Hannah A. Cole

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A comparison of the distribution and abundance of European green crabs and American lobsters in the Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire, USA, Winsor H. Watson III, Jason S. Goldstein, Elizabeth M. Morrissey, and Erika D. Moretti

Submissions from 2016

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Twenty years of seagrass networking and advancing seagrass science: The International Seagrass Biology Workshop Series, Rob Coles, Frederick T. Short, Miguel Fortes, and John Kuo

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Bivalve mollusks, Raymond E. Grizzle and Loren D. Coen

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Current status of coral reefs in the United Arab Emirates: Distribution, extent, and community structure with implications for management, Raymond E. Grizzle, Krystin M. Ward, Rashid M. S. AlShihi, and John A. Burt

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Distribution and Ecology of COLPOMENIA PEREGRINA SAUVAGEAU within the Northwest Atlantic, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Rapid Assessment Surveys of Fouling and Introduced Seaweeds from Southern Maine to Rhode Island, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Eelgrass and macroalgal mapping to develop nutrient criteria in New Hampshire’s estuaries using hyperspectral imagery, Shachak Pe'eri, J. Ru Morrison, Frederick T. Short, Arthur C. Mathieson, and Thomas Lippmann

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Elevation change and the vulnerability of Rhode Island (USA) salt marshes to sea-level rise, Kenneth B. Raposa, Marci L. Cole Ekberg, David M. Burdick, Nicholas T. Ernst, and Susan C. Adamowicz

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Enhalus acoroides responses to experimental shoot density reductions in Haad Chao Mai National Park, Trang Province,Thailand, Ekkalak Rattanachot, Frederick T. Short, and Anchana Prathep

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Assessment of Elevation Uncertainty in Salt Marsh Environments using Discrete-Return and Full-Waveform Lidar, Jeffrey N. Rogers, Christopher E. Parrish, Larry G. Ward, and David M. Burdick

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Impacts of climate change on submerged and emergent wetland plants, Frederick T. Short, Sarian Kosten, Pamela A. Morgan, Sparkle Malone, and Gregg E. Moore

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Influence of Environmental Factors on Spawning of the American Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) in the Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire, USA, Winsor H. Watson III, Helen Cheng, and Christopher C. Chabot

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Identification of putative circadian clock genes in the American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, Winsor H. Watson III, Kevin N. Chesmore, and Christopher C. Chabot

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Rhythms of locomotion and seasonal changes in activity expressed by horseshoe crabs in their natural habitat, Winsor H. Watson III, Suzanne K. Johnson, Colin D. Whitworth, and Christopher C. Chabot

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The influence of stomach distention on feeding in the nudibranch mollusk Melibe leonina, Winsor H. Watson III and Colin A. Lee

Submissions from 2015

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Guidelines for evaluation performance of oyster habitat restoration, Lesley P. Baggett, Sean P. Powers, Robert D. Brumbaugh, Loren D. Coen, Bryan M. DeAngelis, Jennifer K. Greene, Boze T. Hancock, Summer M. Morlock, Brian L. Allen, Denise L. Breitburg, David Bushek, Jonathan H. Grabowski, Raymond E. Grizzle, Edwin D. Grosholz, Megan K. La Peyre, Mark W. Luckenbach, Kay A. McGraw, Michael F. Piehler, Stephanie R. Westby, and Philine S. E. zu Ermgassen

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Ecology of Codium fragile Subsp. Fragile Populations Within Salt Marsh Pannes in Southern Maine, Christopher S. Benton, Arthur C. Mathieson, and Anita S. Klein

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Rethinking the Freshwater Eel: Salt Marsh Trophic Support of the American Eel, Anguilla rostrata, Alyson L. Eberhardt, David M. Burdick, Michele Dionne, and Robert E. Vincent

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Rethinking the Freshwater Eel: Salt Marsh Trophic Support of the American Eel, Anguilla rostrata, Alyson L. Eberhardt, David M. Burdick, Michele Dionne, and Robert E. Vincent

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Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) filtration, biodeposition, and sediment nitrogen cycling at two oyster reefs with contrasting water quality in Great Bay Estuary (New Hampshire, USA), Timothy J. Hoellein, Chester B. Zarnoch, and Raymond E. Grizzle

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A multiple habitat restoration strategy in a semi-enclosed Florida embayment, combining hydrologic restoration, mangrove propagule plantings and oyster substrate additions, E. C. Milbrandt, M. Thompson, Loren D. Coen, Raymond E. Grizzle, and K. Ward

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Distribution of Mangrove Habitats of Grenada and the Grenadines, Gregg E. Moore, Ben F. Gilmer, and Steven R. Schill

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Dynamic of Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows in the northwestern Mediterranean: Could climate change be to blame?, Gerard Pergent, Christine Pergent-Martini, Aymeric Bein, Marine Dedeken, Pascal Oberti, Antoine Orsini, Jean-Francois Santucci, and Frederick T. Short

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Evaluation of field-measured vertical obscuration and full waveform lidar to assess salt marsh vegetation biophysical parameters, Jeffrey N. Rogers, Chrisopher E. Parrish, Larry G. Ward, and David M. Burdick

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A New Record of Seagrass Halophila beccarii Ascherson in Bangladesh, M. Savurirajan, Raj Kiran Lakra, and Thiruchitrambalam Ganesh

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Fish Productivity and Trophic Transfer in Created and Naturally Occurring Salt Marsh Habitat, Robert E. Vincent, Michele Dionne, David M. Burdick, and Erik A. Hobbie

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The Life History Cycle of Limulus polyphemus in the Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire U.S.A., Winsor H. Watson III, Helen Cheng, and Christopher C. Chabot

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A comparison of American lobster size structure and abundance using standard and ventless traps, Winsor H. Watson III, Abigail S. Clark, Steven H. Jury, and Jason S. Goldstein

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Influence of Natural Inshore and Offshore Thermal Regimes on Egg Development and Time of Hatch in American lobsters, Homarus americanus, Winsor H. Watson III and Jason S. Goldstein

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Seasonal movements of American lobsters in southern Gulf of Maine coastal waters: patterns, environmental triggers, and implications for larval release, Winsor H. Watson III and Jason S. Goldstein

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Variation in the Size and Composition of Ejaculates Produced by Male American Lobsters, Homarus Americanus H. Milne Edwards, 1837 (Decapoda: Nephropidae), Winsor H. Watson III, Tracy L. Pugh, Michel Comeau, and Kadra Benhalima

Submissions from 2014

Need and Urgency of Planning for Marsh Migration, David M. Burdick

Salt Marshes are Responding to Sea Level Rise, Can We?, David M. Burdick

Salt Marshes are Responding to Sea Level Rise, Can We?, David M. Burdick

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Salt marsh responses to tidal restriction and restoration. A summary of experiences, David M. Burdick and Charles T. Roman

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Recovering salt marsh ecosystem services through tidal restoration, Gail L. Chmura, David M. Burdick, and Gregg E. Moore

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Long-term Seafloor Monitoring at an Open Ocean Aquaculture Site in the Western Gulf of Maine, USA: Development of an Adaptive Protocol, Raymond E. Grizzle, Larry G. Ward, David W. Fredriksson, James D. Irish, Richard Langan, C. Heinig, Jennifer K. Greene, H A. Abeels, Chris R. Peter, and Alyson Eberhardt

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AlgaeBase: An On-line Resource for Algae, Michael D. Guiry, Gwendoline M. Guiry, Liam Morrison, Fabio Rindi, Salvador Valenzuela Miranda, Arthur C. Mathieson, Bruce C. Parker, Anders Langangen, David M. John, Ignacio Barbara, Christopher F. Carter, Pier Kuipers, and David J. Garbary

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Phragmites australis management in the United States: 40 years of methods and outcomes, Eric L. G. Hazelton, Thomas J. Mozdzer, David M. Burdick, Karin M. Kettenring, and Dennis F. Whigham

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Sunspots drive seagrasses, Leonardo V. Marques, Frederick T. Short, and Joel C. Creed

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Distribution, pore-water chemistry, and stand characteristics of the mangroves of the United Arab Emirates, Gregg E. Moore, Raymond E. Grizzle, Krystin M. Ward, and Rashid M. Alshihi

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Complete genomic congruence but non-monophyly of Cymodocea (Cymodoceaceae) – a small group of seagrasses, Gitte Petersen, Ole Seberg, Frederick T. Short, and Miguel D. Fortes

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A synthesis of research and practice on restoring tides to salt marshes, Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick

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Tidal Marsh Restoration, Charles T. Roman and David M. Burdick

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Monitoring in the Western Pacific Region shows evidence of seagrass decline in line with global trends, Frederick T. Short, Robert Coles, Miguel D. Fortes, Steven Victor, Maxwell Salik, Irwan Isnain, Jay Andrew, and Aganto Seno

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Ditching and Ditch-Plugging in New England Salt Marshes: Effects on Plant Communities and Self-Maintenance, Robert E. Vincent, David M. Burdick, and Michele Dionne

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Daily and tidal Rhythms in Intertidal Marine Invertebrates, Winsor H. Watson III and Christopher C. Chabot

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Circadian Rhythms of Crawling and Swimming in the Nudibranch Mollusc Melibe leonina, Winsor H. Watson III, James M. Newcomb, Lauren E. Kirouac, and Amanda A. Naimie

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A Noninvasive Method For In situ Determination of Mating Success in Female American Lobsters (Homarus americanus), Winsor H. Watson III, Tracy L. Pugh, Jason S. Goldstein, and Elizabeth A. Dubofsky

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Continued expansion of the trans-Atlantic invasive marine angiosperm Halophila stipulacea in the Eastern Caribbean, Demian A. Willette, Julien Chalifour, A. O. Dolfi Debrot, M. Sabine Engel, Jeff Miller, Hazel A. Oxenford, Frederick T. Short, Sascha C. C. Steiner, and Fabien Vedie

Submissions from 2013

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Estuarine Macrophytes at Bakkhali, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh with Reference to Mangrove Diversity, M. K. Abu Hena, B. Japar Sidik, A. Aysha, H. Ahasan, and Frederick T. Short

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Salt Marsh and Marsh Sparrow Workshop, David M. Burdick

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Valuing New Hampshire Salt Marshes: An Approach to Measuring Ecosystem Services, David M. Burdick

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Phase II of tidal Marsh Restoration at Steedman Woods Reserve at York, Maine, David M. Burdick, Chris Peter, and Gregg Moore

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Effects of nutrient enrichment on seagrass population dynamics: evidence and synthesis from the biomass-density relationships, Susana Cabaco, Eugenia T. Apostolaki, Patricia Garcia-Marin, Renee Gruber, Ignacio Hernandez, Begona Martinez-Crego, Oriol Mascaro, Marta Perez, Anchana Prathep, Cliff Robinson, Javier Romero, Allison L. Schmidt, Frederick T. Short, Brigitta I. van Tussenbroek, and Rui Santos

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Slow Down and Reach Out (and We’ll Be There): A Response to “Shellfish as Living Infrastructure” by Kate Orff, Raymond E. Grizzle and Loren D. Coen

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Effects of man-made berms upon plant communities in New England salt marshes, Jordan W. Mora and David M. Burdick

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The impact of man-made earthen barriers on the physical structure of New England tidal marshes (USA), Jordan W. Mora and David M. Burdick

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Introduction of Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Rhodophyta, Gracilariales) to New England, USA: Estimated Arrival Times and Current Distribution, Jeremy C. Nettleton, Arthur C. Mathieson, Carol Thornber, Christopher D. Neefus, and Charles Yarish

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A globally rare coastal salt pond marsh system at Odiorne Point State Park, Rye NH, William F. Nichols, Gregg E. Moore, Nur P. Ritter, and Chris R. Peter

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Ditching and Ditch-Plugging in New England Salt Marshes: Effects on Hydrology, Elevation, and Soil Characteristics, Robert E. Vincent, David M. Burdick, and Michele Dionne

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Sublethal Behavioral and Physiological Effects of the Biomedical Bleeding Process on the American Horseshoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus, Winsor H. Watson III, Rebecca L. Anderson, and Christopher C. Chabot

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Patterns of Activity Expressed by Juvenile Horseshoe Crabs, Winsor H. Watson III, Elizabeth A. Dubofsky, S. D. Simpson, and Christopher C. Chabot

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Seasonal and sexual differences in the thermal preferences and movements of American lobsters, Winsor H. Watson III and Steven H. Jury

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At-sea determination of female American lobster (Homarus americanus) mating activity: Patterns vs. expectations, Winsor H. Watson III, Tracy L. Pugh, Jason S. Goldstein, and Kari L. Lavalli

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Quantifying the Loss of a Marine Ecosystem Service: Filtration by the Eastern Oyster in US Estuaries, Philine S. E. zu Ermgassen, Mark D. Spalding, Raymond E. Grizzle, and Robert D. Brumbaugh

Submissions from 2012

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Recovering Salt Marsh Ecosystem Services through Tidal Restoration, Gail L. Chmura, David M. Burdick, and Gregg E. Moore

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Belowground Biomass of Phragmites australis in Coastal Marshes, Gregg E. Moore, David M. Burdick, Christopher R. Peter, and Donald R. Keirstead

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Permanent and Transient Leaf Reddening in the Seagrass Thalassia Testudinum, Alyssa B. Novak and Frederick T. Short

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Comparative Growth and Survival of Juvenile Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua)Cultured in Copper and Nylon Net Pens, Winsor H. Watson III, Michael D. Chambers, Jon Bunker, and William Hunting Howell

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The Influence of Stocking Density on the Swimming Behavior of Adult Atlantic Cod, Gadus morhua, in a Near Shore Net Pen, Winsor H. Watson III, Martin Fore, and William Hunting Howell

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The relationship between American lobster catch, entry rate into traps and density, Winsor H. Watson III and Steven H. Jury

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Historical ecology with real numbers: past and present extent and biomass of an imperiled estuarine habitat, Philine S. E. zu Ermgassen, Mark D. Spalding, Brady Blake, Loren D. Coen, Brett Dumbauld, Kay McGraw, William Rodney, Jennifer L. Ruesink, Sean P. Powers, and Robert Brumbaugh

Submissions from 2011

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Gulf of Mexico Oil blowout increases risks to globally threatened species, Claudio Campagna, Frederick T. Short, Beth A. Polidoro, Roger McManus, Bruce B. Collette, Nicolas J. Pilcher, Yvonne Sadovy de Mitcheson, Simon N. Stuart, and Kent E. Carpenter

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Seagrass ecology and threats in the Tropical Indo-Pacific bioregion, Rob Coles, Alana Grech, Mike Rasheed, Len McKenzie, Richard Unsworth, and Frederick T. Short

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The Effects of Road Culverts on Nekton in New England Salt Marshes: Implications for Tidal Restoration, Alyson L. Eberhardt, David M. Burdick, and Michele Dionne

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A Floristic Comparison of Benthic "Marine" Algae in Bras D'or Lake, Nova Scotia with Five Other Northwest Atlantic Embayments and the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe, Arthur C. Mathieson and Clinton J. Dawes

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Mapping Soil Pore Water Salinity of Tidal Marsh Habitats Using Electromagnetic Induction in Great Bay Estuary, USA, Gregg E. Moore, David M. Burdick, Christopher R. Peter, and Donald R. Keirstead

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Leaf Reddening in the Seagrass Thalassia testudinum in relation to anthocyanins, seagrass physiology and morphology, and plant protection, Alyssa B. Novak and Frederick T. Short

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UV-b induces leaf reddening and supports photosynthesis in the seagrass Thalassia testudinum, Alyssa B. Novak and Frederick T. Short

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Extinction Risk Assessment of the World’s Seagrass Species, Frederick T. Short, Beth Polidoro, Suzanne R. Livingstone, Kent E. Carpenter, Salomao Bandeira, Japar Sidik Bujang, Hilconida P. Calumpong, Tim J. B. Carruthers, Robert G. Coles, William C. Dennison, Paul L. A. Erftemeijer, Miguel D. Fortes, Aaren S. Freeman, T. G. Jagtap, Abu Hena M. Kamal, Gary A. Kendrick, W. Judson Kenworthy, Yayu A. La Nafie, Ichwan M. Nasution, Robert J. Orth, Anchana Prathep, Jonnell C. Sanciangco, Brigitta van Tussenbroek, Sheila G. Vergara, Michelle Waycott, and Joseph C. Zieman