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 1989

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Production and metabolism of the marsh grass Spartina patens as related to edaphic factors in a brackish, mixed marsh community in Louisiana, David M. Burdick, Irving A. Mendelssohn, and Karen L. McKee

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Accumulation and persistence of tribulyltin in eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) tissue, Roger Francois, Frederick T. Short, and James H. Weber

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A statistical model relating horizontal seston fluxes and bottom sediment characteristics to growth of Mercenaria mercenaria, Raymond E. Grizzle and R. A. Lutz

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Effects of tidal currents, seston, and bottom sediments on growth of Mercenaria mercenaria: results of a field experiment, Raymond E. Grizzle and P. J. Morin

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Estuarine ecology of phenanthrene-degrading bacteria, William F. Guerin and Galen E. Jones

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Phenological patterns of northern New England seaweeds, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Effect of long-term flooding on root metabolic response in five freshwater marsh plant species, Karen L. McKee, Irving A. Mendelssohn, and David M. Burdick

Bibliography of Research on the Great Bay Estuary and Adjacent Upland Region, Clayton A. Penniman, Frederick T. Short, and S. M. Adams

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Sustaining eelgrass to manage a healthy estuary, Frederick T. Short, J. Wolf, and Galen E. Jones

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Gills as Possible Accessory Circulatory Pumps in Limulus polyphemus, Winsor H. Watson III and M. A. Freadman

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Second messenger systems underlying amine and peptide actions on cardiac muscle in the horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, Winsor H. Watson III and J. R. Groome

Submissions from 1988

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Two-stage mineralization of phenanthrene by estuarine enrichment cultures, William F. Guerin and Galen E. Jones

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The Relationship of Soil Parameters and Root Metabolism to Primary Production in Periodically Inundated Soils, Irving A. Mendelssohn and David M. Burdick

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Labyrinthula sp., a marine slime mold producing the symptoms of wasting disease in eelgrass, Zostera marina, L. K. Muehlstein, D. Porter, and Frederick T. Short

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Evidence for Sexual Reproduction in Petalonia fascia (O.F. Muller) Kuntze, R. K. Shannon, G. E. Crow, and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Seasonal abundance and recruitment patterns of Petalonia fascia (O.F. Mueller) Kuntze and Scytosiphon lomentaria (Lyngbye) Link var. Lomentaria in New Hampshire, U.S.A., R. K. Shannon, G. E. Crow, and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Comparison of a current eelgrass disease to the wasting disease in the 1930's, Frederick T. Short, B. W. Ibelings, and C. Den Hartog

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Size at Maturity of Female American Lobsters from an Estuarine and Coastal Population, Winsor H. Watson III and Susan A. Little

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The molluscan neuropeptide, SCPB, increases the responsiveness of the feeding motor program of Limax maximus, Winsor H. Watson III and David J. Prior

Submissions from 1987

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Regulation of Tin and Methyltin Compounds by the Green Alga Enteromorpha under Simulated Estuarine Conditions, Olivier F. X. Donard, Frederick T. Short, and James H. Weber

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Intergeneric flounder hybridization, Frank K. Hoornbeek and G. Klein-MacPhee

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Long-term structure, disturbance, and recolonization of macroinfauna in a New Hampshire sand beach, Eduardo Jaramillo, Robert A. Croker, and Edward B. Hatfield

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Variation in Chemical Composition of Gracilaria tikvahiae McLachlan (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) in the Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire, C. A. Penniman and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Chondros crispus Stackhouse, John D. Pringle and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Effects of sediment nutrients on seagrasses: Literature review and mesocosm experiment, Frederick T. Short

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Introduction: Environmental impacts on seagrass, Frederick T. Short

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EELGRASS WASTING DISEASE: CAUSE AND RECURRENCE OF A MARINE EPIDEMIC, Frederick T. Short, Lisa K. Muehlstein, and David Porter

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Modification of olfactory-related behavior in juvenile salmon by changes in pH, Winsor H. Watson III and Carl H. Royce-Malmgren

Submissions from 1986

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The interaction of tidal currents on a disturbed intertidal bottom with a resulting change in particulate matter quantity, texture and food quality, Franz E. Anderson and Lawrence M. Mayer

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Waterlogging responses in dune, swale and marsh populations of Spartina patens under field conditions, David M. Burdick and Irving A. Mendelssohn

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Life-history patterns of Haustorius canadensis (Crustacea: Amphipoda) in northern New England, Theodore E. Donn Jr. and Robert A. Croker

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Seasonal patterns of production in the sandy-beach amphipod Haustorius canadensis☆, Theodore E. Donn Jr. and Robert A. Croker

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Tissue nitrogen and carbon variations in New England estuarineAscophyllum nodosum (L.) Le Jolis populations (Fucales, Phaeophyta), Morgan N. Hardwick-Witman and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Seagrass growth and survivorship under the influence of epiphyte grazers, Robert K. Howard and Frederick T. Short

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SYSTEMATICS AND ECOLOGY OF LYNGBYA SPP. AND ASSOCIATED SPECIES (CYANOPHYTA) IN A NEW ENGLAND SALT MARSH12, Kathleen Kromer Baker

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Photosynthetic responses of Florida seaweeds to light and temperature: a physiological survey, Arthur C. Mathieson and Clinton J. Dawes

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A SYNOPSIS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SEAWEEDS, Arthur C. Mathieson and Edward J. Hehre

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A Phytogeographic Interpretation of the Marine Flora from the Isles of Shoals, U.S.A., Arthur C. Mathieson and C. A. Penniman

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Species Composition and Seasonality of New England Seaweeds Along an Open Coastal-estuarine Gradient, Arthur C. Mathieson and C. A. Penniman

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Reproductive Phenology and Growth of Gracilaria tikvahiae McLachlan (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) in the Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire, C. A. Penniman, Arthur C. Mathieson, and C. Emerich Penniman

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Recurrence of the eelgrass wasting disease at the border of New Hampshire and Maine, USA, Frederick T. Short, Arthur C. Mathieson, and J. I. Nelson

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Microbial Iron Reduction by Enrichment Cultures Isolated from Estuarine Sediments, Joyce B. Tugel, Mark E. Hines, and Galen E. Jones

Submissions from 1985

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Karyotypic Analysis of Plasmodiophora Diplantherae, James P. Braselton and Frederick T. Short

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Alkyltins in the Great Bay Estuarine Ecosystem (New Hampshire), Olivier F. X. Donard, William F. Guerin, Frederick T. Short, S. Rapsomanikis, and James H. Weber

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Observations on the marine algal flora of the Azores I: Notes on the epizoic algae occurring on the marine molluscus Patella spp, Richard A. Fralick, Edward J. Hehre, and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Microbial Biogeochemistry in shallow water sediments of Bermuda, Mark E. Hines

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Photosynthesis of Gracilaria tikvahiae McLachlan (Gigartinales, Rhodophyta) from the Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire), C. A. Penniman and Arthur C. Mathieson

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A method for the culture of tropical seagrasses, Frederick T. Short

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Evidence for phosphorus limitation in carbonate sediments of the seagrass Syringodium filiforme, Frederick T. Short, M. W. Davis, R. A. Gibson, and C. F. Zimmerman

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MORPHOLOGICAL VARIATION WITHIN AND BETWEEN NATURAL POPULATIONS OF NON‐TIDE POOL FUCUS DISTICHUS (PHAEOPHYTA) IN NEW ENGLAND12, Eric J. Sideman and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Neurohormonal modulation of the Limulus heart: amine actions on neuromuscular transmission and cardiac muscle, Winsor H. Watson III, T. Hoshi, J. Colburne, and George J. Augustine

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The Distribution of Seaweed Propagules in Estuarine, Coastal and Offshore Waters of New Hampshire, U.S.A., F. W. Zechman and Arthur C. Mathieson

Submissions from 1984

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Dewatering of an unvegetated muddy tidal flat during exposure—Desiccation or drainage?, Franz E. Anderson and Barbara A. Howell

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Seasonal and spatial variability of particulate matter of a muddy intertidal flood front, Franz E. Anderson and Lawrence M. Mayer

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Observations on the cysts of Hypotrich ciliates, D. E. Culberson

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Aerial survey of a salt marsh: Ice rafting to the lower intertidal zone, Morgan N. Hardwick-Witman

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Biological consequences of ice rafting in a New England salt marsh community, Morgan N. Hardwick-Witman

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Microbial biogeochemistry and bioturbation in the sediments of Great Bay, New Hampshire, Mark E. Hines and Galen E. Jones

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Seasonal metal remobilization in the sediments of Great Bay, New Hampshire, Mark E. Hines, W. Berry Lyons, Peter B. Armstrong, William H. Orem, Mary Jo Spencer, Henri E. Gaudette, and Galen E. Jones

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Experimental hybridization between the smooth flounder (Liopsetta putnami) and winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus), Frank K. Hoornbeek, G. K. MacPhee, L. Moroz, and C. Seidel

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Major and minor element pore water geochemistry of modern marine sabkhas: the influence of cyanobacterial mats, W. Berry Lyons, Mark E. Hines, and Henri E. Gaudette

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Phycocolloid ecology of underutilized economic red algae, Arthur C. Mathieson, C. Emerich Penniman, and Eleanor Tveter-Gallagher

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Some observations on the life history of the amphipod crustacean,Hyale nilssoni (Rathke), in New Hampshire, Clare D. McBane and Robert A. Croker

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Experiments on rain-induced incipient motion of noncohesive sediment, Thomas C. Shevenell and Franz E. Anderson

North Hampton Salt Marsh Study. Part I. Assessment of Little River Marsh and Bass Beach Marsh. Part II. The problem, recommended solutions, and projected outcomes, Frederick T. Short

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Nitrogen Uptake by Leaves and Roots of the Seagrass Zostera marina L., Frederick T. Short and C. P. McRoy

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The seagrass filter: purification of estuarine and coastal waters, Frederick T. Short and C. A. Short

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Location of carrageenan and incorporation of 35SO 2− 4 into sulfur amino acids in the red alga Chondrus crispus, Eleanor Tveter-Gallagherl, J. N. Cogburn, Arthur C. Mathieson, and J. A. Schiff

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Presence and distribution of immunoreactive and bioactive FMRFamide-like peptides in the nervous system of the horseshoe crab, limulus polyphemus, Winsor H. Watson III, J. R. Groome, Bibie M. Chronwall, and John F. Bishop

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Characterization and distribution of FMRFamide immunoreactivity in the rat central nervous system, Winsor H. Watson III, Thomas L. O'Donohue, John F. Bishop, and Bibie M. Chronwall

Submissions from 1983

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TAXONOMIC TREATMENT OF THE CHAETOMORPHA AND RHIZOCLONIUM SPECIES (CLADOPHORALES, CHLOROPHYTA) IN NEW-ENGLAND, S. M. Blair

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The suborder Urostylina Jankowski (Ciliophora, Hypotrichida): Morphology, systematics, and identification of species, Arthur C. Borror and Barry J. Wicklow

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Variations of New England Estuarine Seaweed Biomass, Jan S. Chock and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Production Ecology of Haustorius Canadensis (Amphipoda: Haustoriidae) in Southern Maine, Theodore E. Donn Jr. and Robert A. Croker

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Intertidal macroalgae and macroinvertebrates: Seasonal and spatial abundance patterns along an estuarine gradient, Morgan N. Hardwick-Witman and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Effects of temperature and food concentration on competitive interaction in three species of marine ciliophora, Edwin A. Martinez

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THE COMPOSITION AND SEASONAL PERIODICITY OF THE MARINE ESTUARINE CHLOROPHYCEAE IN NEW-HAMPSHIRE, Arthur C. Mathieson and Edward J. Hehre

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Benthic Ecology in an Estuarine Tidal Rapid, Arthur C. Mathieson, C. D. Neefus, and C. Emerich Penniman

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Animal-algal Relationships of the Amphipod Hyale Nilssoni (Rathke) in the Rocky Intertidal, Clare D. McBane and Robert A. Croker

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The biology of unattached seaweeds, T. A. Norton and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Ecological and genecological distinctions of a high intertidal dwarf form of Fucus distichus (L.) Powell in New England, Eric J. Sideman and Arthur C. Mathieson

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The growth, reproductive phenology, and longevity of non-tide-pool Fucus distichus (L.) powell in New England, Eric J. Sideman and Arthur C. Mathieson

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Proctolin and an Endogenous Proctolin-Like Peptide Enhance the Contractility of the Limulus Heart, Winsor H. Watson III, George J. Augustine, and Robert E. Sullivan

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Ultrastructure and Cortical Morphogenesis in the Euplotine Hypotrich Certesia quadrinucleata Fabre‐Domergue, 1885 (Ciliophora, Protozoa), Barry J. Wicklow

Submissions from 1982

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Amine modulation of the neurogenic Limulus heart, George J. Augustine, Raymond Fetterer, and Winsor H. Watson III

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Ecology of beach wrack in northern New England with special reference to Orchestia platensis, Manaf I. Behbehani and Robert A. Croker

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Morphological and electrophoretic investigations of selected species of Chaetomorpha (Chlorophyta; Cladophorales), S. M. Blair, Arthur C. Mathieson, and Donald P. Cheney

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Non-homology of median rows in hypotrichs with only three longitudinal rows of cirri, Arthur C. Borror and Barry J. Wicklow

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Morphology and cortical morphogenesis in Gonostomum affine: a re-evaluation of its systematic position in the order Hypotrichida, D. E. Culberson

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Microbial Metal Tolerance in Bermuda Carbonate Sediments, Mark E. Hines and Galen E. Jones

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Biogeochemistry of Nearshore Bermuda Sediments. I. Sulfate Reduction Rates and Nutrient Generation, Mark E. Hines and W. Berry Lyons

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Microbial activity and bioturbation-induced oscillations in pore water chemistry of estuarine sediments in spring, Mark E. Hines, William H. Orem, W. Berry Lyons, and Galen E. Jones

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Growth of winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectes americanus) and smooth flounder (Liopsetta putnami) in heated and unheated water, Frank K. Hoornbeek, Philip J. Sawyer, and Evelyn S. Sawyer

Trace metal discharge into Great Bay Estuary, New Hampshire, W. Berry Lyons, Peter B. Armstrong, R. P. O'Neil, and Henri E. Gaudette

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Field Ecology of the Brown Alga Phaeostrophion irregulare Setchell et Gardner, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Physiological Ecology of the Brown Alga Phaeostrophion irregulare Setchell et Gardner: II Macroscopic Plants, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Physiological Ecology of the Brown Alga Phaeostrophion irregulare Setchell et Gardner: I Juvenile Plants, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Reproductive phenology and sporeling ecology of Chondrus crispus Stackhouse, Arthur C. Mathieson

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Seaweed Cultivation: A Review, Arthur C. Mathieson

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THE COMPOSITION, SEASONAL OCCURRENCE AND REPRODUCTIVE PERIODICITY OF THE PHAEOPHYCEAE (BROWN-ALGAE) IN NEW-HAMPSHIRE, Arthur C. Mathieson and Edward J. Hehre