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 1996

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Marine algae, Arthur C. Mathieson and Edward J. Hehre

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Long term decline in eelgrass linked to increased housing development, Frederick T. Short and David M. Burdick

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Quantifying eelgrass habitat loss in relation to housing development and nitrogen loading in Waquoit Bay, Massachusetts, Frederick T. Short and David M. Burdick

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Long-term decline in eelgrass, Zostera marina L., linked to increased housing development, Frederick T. Short, David M. Burdick, S. Granger, and S. W. Nixon

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Natural and human-induced disturbance of seagrasses, Frederick T. Short and Sandy Wyllie-Echeverria

Submissions from 1995

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The order Euplotida (Ciliophora): taxonomy, with division of Euplotes into several genera, Arthur C. Borror and Bruce F. Hill

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Molecular systematics of six Calanus and three Metridia species (Calanoida: Copepoda), A. Bucklin, B. W. Frost, and T. D. Kocher

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Infaunal Invertebrate Assessment, Raymond E. Grizzle

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Development of a HACCP-based program for a private shellfish purification facility, T. L. Howell, Stephen H. Jones, and G. C. Nardi

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An ecological risk assessment for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine, Robert K. Johnston, W. R. Munns Jr., Frederick T. Short, and S. Hahn

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Strategies for removal of indicator and pathogenic bacteria from commercially harvested shellfish, Stephen H. Jones, T. L. Howell, K. R. O'Neill, and Richard Langan

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Lobster movements in response to a hurricane, Steven H. Jury, W. Huntting Howell, and Winsor H. Watson III

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Using quantitative accuracy assessment techniques to compare various change detection algorithms for monitoring eelgrass distributions in Great Bay, NH generated from landsat TM data, R. D. Macleod, R. G. Congalton, and Frederick T. Short

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Effect of estradiol and progesterone c-myc expression in the sea star testis and the seasonal regulation of spermatogenesis, Adam G. Marsh and Charles W. Walker

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Distribution of holothurian larvae determined with species-specific genetic probes, Dorothy E. Medeiros-Bergen, Richard R. Olson, Janet A. Conroy, and Thomas D. Kocher

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Mesocosm experiments quantify the effects of eutrophication on eelgrass, Zostera marina, Frederick T. Short, David M. Burdick, and James E. Kaldy III

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Effects of microhabitat characteristics on the settlement and recruitment of a coral reef fish at two spatial scales, N. Tolimieri

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Behavioral thermoregulation in the American lobster Homarus americanus, Winsor H. Watson III, Glenn T. Crossin, Saud Abdulazziz Al-Ayoub, and Steven H. Jury

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Lobster movements in response to a hurricane, Winsor H. Watson III, Steven H. Jury, and William Hunting Howell

Submissions from 1994

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Population Characteristics of the Salt Marsh Communities on and around the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard: Potential Ecological Effects from Shipyard Activities, David M. Burdick

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Clonal integration in Spartina patens across a nitrogen and salinity gradient, M. W. Hester, Karen L. McKee, David M. Burdick, and K. M. Flynn

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An Estuarine Ecological Risk Assessment for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Kittery, Maine. Phase I: Problem Formulation, Robert K. Johnston, W. R. Munns Jr., Frederick T. Short, and H. A. Walker

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The behavior of lobsters in response to reduced salinity, Steven H. Jury, Michael T. Kinnison, W. Huntting Howell, and Winsor H. Watson III

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The effects of reduced salinity on lobster (Homarus americanus Milne-Edwards) metabolism: implications for estuarine populations, Steven H. Jury, Michael T. Kinnison, W. Huntting Howell, and Winsor H. Watson III

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Transient expression of the GUS reporter gene in protoplasts of Porphyra miniata (Rhodophyte), J. E. Kuebler, S. C. Minocha, and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Characterization of Water Column Conditions, Richard Langan

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Collection of Winter Flounder (Pleuronectes americanus) and Preparation of Tissues for Contaminant Analysis, Richard Langan

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Fine-scale temporal variation in recruitment of a temperate demersal fish: the importance of settlement versus post-settlement loss, Philip S. Levin

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A comparison of the marine algae from the Goleta Slough and adjacent open coast of Goleta/Santa Barbara, California with those in the southern Gulf of Maine, Arthur C. Mathieson and Edward J. Hehre

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Ecological structure of assemblages of coral reef fishes on isolated patch reefs, Peter F. Sale, Jeffrey A. Guy, and Warren J. Steel

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Status of Eelgrass in Portsmouth Harbor and Its Use in Assessing Heavy Metal Contaminants in the Great Bay Estuary Near the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Frederick T. Short

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Status of Blue Mussels in Portsmouth Harbor and the Great Bay Estuary: Their Use in Assessment of Heavy Metal Contaminant Levels in the Estuary near the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, Frederick T. Short and H. M. Hoven

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Lobster Use of Eelgrass Habitat in the Piscataqua River on the New Hampshire/Maine Border, Frederick T. Short, H. Hoven, J. Whitten, and David M. Burdick

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Nearbottom currents and sediment transport on the inner continental shelf of New Hampshire, Larry G. Ward

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Sedimentology of the Lower Great Bay/Piscataqua River Estuary, Larry G. Ward

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The behavior of lobsters in response to reduced salinity, Winsor H. Watson III, Steven H. Jury, Michael T. Kinnison, and William Hunting Howell

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The effects of reduced salinity on lobster (Homarus americanus Milne-Edwards) metabolism: implications for estuarine populations, Winsor H. Watson III, Steven H. Jury, Michael T. Kinnison, and William Hunting Howell

Submissions from 1993

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An index to assess and monitor the progression of wasting disease in eelgrass Zostera marina, David M. Burdick, Frederick T. Short, and Jaimie Wolf

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Larval dispersal distance as an explanation for adult spatial pattern in two Caribbean reef corals, David B. Carlon and Richard R. Olson

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Porphyra amplissima (Kjellman) Setchell et Hus: New records of an “Arctic” seaweed in southern Maine, New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts, Edward J. Hehre and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Habitat structure, conspecific presence and spatial variaiton in the recruitment of a temperate reef fish, Phillip S. Levin

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Book Review. Seaweed Flora of the Maritimes 1. Rhodophyta - The Red Algae, by Carolyn J. Bird and Jack L. McLachlan, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Algal vegetation of the York River Estuary and the adjacent open coast of southern Maine, Arthur C. Mathieson, Edward J. Hehre, and Martin Costa

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An examination of the population genetics of Laminaria and other brown algae in the Laminariales using starch gel electrophoresis, Christopher D. Neefus, B. P. Allen, H. P. Baldwin, Arthur C. Mathieson, R. T. Eckert, Charles Yarish, and M. A. Miller

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Larval development (with observation on spawning) of the pencil urchin Phyllacanthus imperialis: a new intermediate larval form?, R. R. Olson, J. L. Cameron, and C. M. Young

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Production and nutrient dynamics of a Syringodium filiforme Kütz. Seagrass bed in Indian River Lagoon, Florida, Frederick T. Short, J. Montgomery, C. F. Zimmermann, and C. A. Short

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Occurrence of the eelgrass pathogen, Labyrinthula zosterae, in Japan, Frederick T. Short, D. Porter, H. Iizumi, and K. Aioi

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The influence of olfactory and tactile stimuli on the feeding behavior of Melibe leonina (Gould, 1852) (Opisthobranchia: Dendronotacea), Winsor H. Watson III and Charles M. Chester

Submissions from 1992

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Recent Invasions of the Gulf of Maine: Three Contrasting Ecological Histories, Jody Berman, Larry G. Harris, Walter J. Lambert, Melanie Buttrick, and Michael Dufresne

Pre-restoration assessment of sediments and vegetation at Awcomin marsh, Rye, New Hampshire, David M. Burdick

A plan for monitoring soil and vegetation changes in Awcomin marsh, following hydrologic restoration, David M. Burdick and Frederick T. Short

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Experimental assessment of gull perdation on the Jonah crab, Cancer boriealis (Stimpson) in New England rocky intertidal and shallow subtidal zones, Thomas P. Good

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Growth responses of suspension-feeding bivalve molluscs to changes in water flow: differences between siphonate and nonsiphonate taxa, Raymond E. Grizzle, Richard Langan, and W. Huntting Howell

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Physiological ecology of four ulvoid green algae, Z. Guo and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Redefinition of the Genera Diophrys and Paradiophrys and Establishment of the Genus Diophryopsis N. G. (Ciliophora, Hypotrichida): Implication for the Species Problem, Bruce F. Hill and Arthur C. Borror

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Discarding of commercial groundfish species in the Gulf of Maine shrimp fishery, W. Huntting Howell and Richard Langan

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Changes in the structure of a New England (USA) kelp bed: the effect of an introduced species?, Walter J. Lambert, Phillip S. Levin, and Jody Berman

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Transport of seaweeds by tagged migratory fish populations, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Pattens of fucoid reproductive biomass allocation, Arthur C. Mathieson and Zhangyang Guo

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Standard Operating Procedures and Field Methods Used for Conducting Ecological Risk Assessment Case Studies, Cornelia Mueller, Wayne R. Munns Jr., Donald J. Cobb, Elise A. Petrocelli, Gerald G. Pesch, William G. Nelson, David M. Burdick, Frederick T. Short, and Robert K. Johnston

Seasonal Incidence of Vibrio vulnificus in the Great Bay Estuary of New Hampshire and Maine, Kathleen R. O'Neill, Stephen H. Jones, and D. Jay Grimes

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Persistence of community structure: what happens when you change taxonomic scale?, Peter F. Sale and Jeffrey A. Guy

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A cumulative impact management plan for a forested wetland watershed in the Mississippi River Floodplain, Gary P. Shaffer, David M. Burdick, James G. Gosselink, and Lyndon C. Lee

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A quantitative description of Melibe feeding behavior and its modification by prey density, Winsor H. Watson III and James Trimarchi

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The role of the Melibe buccal ganglia in feeding behavior, Winsor H. Watson III and James Trimarchi

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Evidence for homologous peptidergic neurons in the buccal ganglia of diverse nudibranch mollusks, Winsor H. Watson III and A. O. Dennis Willows

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Evidence for homologous peptidergic neurons in the buccal ganglia of diverse nudibranch mollusks, Winsor H. Watson III and A. O. Dennis Willows

Submissions from 1991

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Ecology of Estuarine Bacteria Capable of Causing Human Disease: A Review, D. Jay Grimes

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Effects of organic enrichment on estuarine macrofaunal benthos: a comparison of sediment profile imaging and traditional data, Raymond E. Grizzle and Clayton A. Penniman

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Differential elimination of indicator bacteria and pathogenic Vibrio sp. from eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica Gmelin, 1791) in a commercial controlled purification facility in Maine, Stephen H. Jones, T. L. Howell, and Kathleen R. O'Neill

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The incidence and elimination of vibrios and fecal-borne bacteria from northern New England oysters, Stephen H. Jones, K. R. O'Neill, T. L. Howell, Richard Langan, A. B. Margolin, and D. Jay Grimes

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Effects of microhabitat on recruitment variation in a Gulf of Maine reef fish, Philip S. Levin

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Variation in a host-epiphyte relationship along a wave exposure gradient, Phillip S. Levin and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Author index, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Geographical index, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Subject (General) index, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Systematic index, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Systematic list of genera, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Intertidal and Littoral Ecosystems, Arthur C. Mathieson and P. H. Nienhuis

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Introduction, Arthur C. Mathieson and P. H. Nienhuis

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Floristic patterns and numerical classification of New England estuarine and open coastal seaweed populations, Arthur C. Mathieson and Clayton A. Penniman

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Northwest Atlantic rocky shore ecology, Arthur C. Mathieson, Clayton A. Penniman, and Larry G. Harris

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Labyrinthula zosterae sp. Nov., the causative agent of wasting disease of eelgrass, Zostera marina, Lisa K. Muehlstein, David Porter, and Frederick T. Short

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Recruitment and commercial seed procurement of the blue mussel Mytilus edulis in Maine, Carter R. Newell, H. Hidu, B. J. McAlice, G. Podniesinski, Frederick T. Short, and L. Kindblom

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Occurrence of Vibrio vulnificus in water and shellfish from Maine and New Hampshire, Kathleen R. O'Neill, Stephen H. Jones, T. L. Howell, and D. Jay Grimes

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Seagrass decline: problems and solutions, Frederick T. Short, G. E. Jones, and David M. Burdick

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Biosorption of Inorganic Tin and Methyltin Compounds by Estuarine Macroalgae, Philip J. Wright and James H. Weber

Submissions from 1990

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Phenolic-nitrogen interactions in eelgrass, Zostera marina L.: Possible implications for disease resistance, Robert N. Buchsbaum, Frederick T. Short, and Donald P. Cheney

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Relationship Between Anatomical and Metabolic Responses to Soil Waterlogging in the Coastal Grass Spartina patens, David M. Burdick and Irving A. Mendelssohn

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Landscape Conservation in a Forested Wetland Watershed, James G. Gosselink, Gary P. Shaffer, Lyndon C. Lee, and David M. Burdick

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Procaryotes and Chondrichthyans: An Ancient Relationship with Public Health Implications for an Expanding Fishery, D. Jay Grimes

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Review of Human Pathogenic Bacteria in Marine Animals with Emphasis on Sharks, D. Jay Grimes

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Uronychia transfuga (O.F. Müller, 1786) Stein, 1859 (Ciliophora, Hypotrichida, Uronychiidae): Cortical structure and morphogenesis during division, Bruce F. Hill

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Incidence of Vibrio vulnificus in northern New England water and shellfish, Kathleen R. O'Neill, Stephen H. Jones, and D. Jay Grimes

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Phosphorus limited growth of the tropical seagrass Syringodium filiforme in carbonate sediments, Frederick T. Short, W. C. Dennison, and D. G. Capone

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Sedimentology of sand deposits from the inner continental shelf of New Hampshire, Larry G. Ward and Franz E. Anderson

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Involvement of cyclic AMP in multiple, excitatory actions of biogenic amines on the cardiac ganglion of the horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemus, Winsor H. Watson III and J. R. Groome

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Growth and reproductive responses of Laminaria longicruris (Laminariales, Phaeophyta) to nutrient enrichment, Charles Yarish, Clayton A. Penniman, and B. Egan

Submissions from 1989

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Root Aerenchyma Development in Spartina Patens in Response to Flooding, David M. Burdick

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Faunal Changes and Bottomland Hardwood Forest Loss in the Tensas Watershed, Louisiana, David M. Burdick, Douglas Cashman, Robert Hamilton, and James G. Gosselink