Project Publications

Benelli, Allison. (2021). Decomposition rates of Spartina alterniflora (Smooth Cordgrass) in natural and created salt marshes in coastal Louisiana. [Honors Theses, Louisiana State University]. LSU Scholarly Repository>>

Keppeler F.W., Olin J.A., López‐Duarte P.C., Polito M.J., Hooper‐Bùi L.M., Taylor S.S., Rabalais N.N., Fodrie F.J., Roberts B.J., Turner R.E., Martin C.W., Jensen O.P. (2021). Body size, trophic position, and the coupling of different energy pathways across a saltmarsh landscape. Limnology and Oceanography Letters. 6(6): 360-368. 10.1002/lol2.10212. Limnology and Oceanography Letters>>

O’Nuanain, Aine. (2022). Decomposition rates of Spartina alterniflora (Smooth Cordgrass) in coastal Louisiana brackish marshes influenced by a freshwater siphon. [Honors Theses, Louisiana State University].

Keppeler F.W., Junker J.R., Shaw M.J., Engel A.S., McDonald A., Roberts B.J., Martin C.W., Swenson E.M., Olin J.A., Bui L.M., Polito M.J., Rabalais N.N., Jensen O.P., López-Duarte P.C., Rossi R., Alford S. (2023). Can biodiversity of preexisting and created salt marshes match across scales? An assessment from microbes to predators. Ecosphere. 14(3): e4461. 10.1002/ecs2.4461. Ecosphere>>

Oken, K.L., Able K.W., de Mutsert K., Fodrie F.J., López-Duarte P.C., Martin C.W., McCann M.J., Olin J.A., Polito M.J., Roberts B.J., Jensen O.P. (2023) Fishery closures, more than predator release, increased persistence of nearshore fishes and invertebrates to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Estuaries and Coasts. 10.1007/s12237-023-01246-2. Estuaries and Coasts>>

Relevant Publications

Relevant Publications summarizes publications specific to the understanding of marsh ecosystems, food webs, and other processes. These publications provide the background and foundational knowledge behind the RESTORE Food Web project.

Able, K.W., Lopez-Duarte, P.C., Fodrie, F.J., Jensen, O., Martin, C.W., Roberts, B.J., et al. (2015). Fish assemblages in Louisiana marshes: Effects of the Macondo oil spill. Estuaries and Coasts, 38(5), 1385–1398. 10.1007/s12237-014-9890-6

Adams, B.J., Chen, X., Hooper-Bui, L.M. (2017). A comparison of two insect collection techniques in oiled and non-oiled salt marshes in Louisiana. Florida Entomologist, 100(2), 366-371. 10.1653/024.100.0236

Bam, W., Hooper-Bui L.M., Strecker, R.M., Adhikari, P.L., Overton, E.B. (2018).  Coupled effects of oil spill and hurricane on saltmarsh terrestrial arthropods.  PLoS ONE, 13(4), e0194941. 10.1371/journal.pone.0194941

Bernhard, A.E., Sheffer, R., Giblin, A.E., Marton, J.M., Roberts, B.J. (2016). Population dynamics and community composition of ammonia oxidizers in salt marshes after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Frontiers in Microbiology, 7(854). 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00854

Bernhard, A.E., Chelsky, A., Giblin, A.E., & Roberts, B.J. (2019). Influence of local and regional drivers on spatial and temporal variation of ammonia-oxidizing communities in Gulf of Mexico salt marshes. Environmental Microbiology Reports, 11(6), 825-834. 10.1111/1758-2229.12802

Bodker, J.E., Turner, R.E., Tweel, A., Schulz, C., Swarzenski, C. (2015). Nutrient-enhanced decomposition of plant biomass in a freshwater wetland. Aquatic Botany, 127, 44–52. doi:10.1016/j.aquabot.2015.08.001

Das, A., Justić, D., Inoue, M., Hoda, A., Huang, H., Park, D. (2012). Impact of Mississippi River diversions on salinity gradients in a deltaic Louisiana Estuary: Ecological and management implications. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 111(2012), 17–26. 10.1016/j.ecss.2012.06.005

de Mutsert, K., Cowan Jr., J.H., Walters, C.J. (2012 ). Using Ecopath with Ecosim to explore nekton community response to freshwater diversion into a Louisiana estuary. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science, 4, 104–116. 10.1080/19425120.2012.672366

Engel, A.S., Liu, C., Paterson, A.T., Anderson, L.C., Turner, R.E., Overton, E B. (2017). Salt marsh bacterial communities before and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 83(22), e00784–17. 10.1128/AEM.00784-17

Fodrie, F.J., Able, K.W., Galvez, F., Heck Jr., K.L., Jensen, O.P., Lopez-Duarte, P.C., et al. (2014). Integrating organismal and population responses of estuarine fishes to the Macondo spill reveals research priorities in the Gulf of Mexico. BioScience, 64(9), 778–788. 10.1093/biosci/biu123

Hill, T.D., Roberts, B.J. (2017). Effects of seasonality and environmental gradients on Spartina alterniflora allometry and primary production. Ecology and Evolution, 7(22), 9676–9688. 10.1002/ece3.3494

Jensen, O., Martin, C., Oken, K., Fodrie, F., Lopez-Duarte, P., Able, K., et al. (2019). Simultaneous estimation of dispersal and survival of the gulf killifish Fundulus grandis from a batch-tagging experiment. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 624, 183–194. 10.3354/meps13040

Johnson, J.J., Olin, J.A., Polito, M.J. (2019). A multi-biomarker approach supports the use of compound-specific stable isotope analysis of amino acids to quantify basal carbon source use in a salt marsh consumer. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 33(23), 1781-1791. 10.1002/rcm.8538.

Kearney, M.S., Turner, R.E. (2016). Microtidal marshes: Can these widespread marshes made fragile by low tidal range survive increasing climate-sea level variability and human action? Journal of Coastal Research, 32 (3), 686–699. 10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-15-00069.1

López-Duarte, P.C., Fodrie, F.J., Jensen, O.P., Whitehead, A., Galvez, F., Dubansky, B., et al. (2016). Is Exposure to Macondo oil reflected in the otolith chemistry of marsh-resident fish? PLoS ONE, 11(9), e0162699. 10.1371/journal.pone.0162699

Mariotti, G., Kearney, W.S., Fagherazzi, S. (2016). Soil creep in salt marshes. Geology, 44(6), 459–462. 10.1130/G37708.1

Mariotti, G. (2016). Revisiting salt marsh resilience to sea level rise: Are ponds responsible for permanent land loss? Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, 121(7), 1391–1407. 10.1002/2016JF003900

Martin, C. (2017). Avoidance of oil contaminated sediments by estuarine fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 576, 125–134. 10.3354/meps12084

Martin, C.W., Swenson, E.M. (2018). Herbivory of oil-exposed submerged aquatic vegetation Ruppia maritima. PLoS ONE, 13(12), e0208463. 10.1371/journal.pone.0208463

Martin, C.W., Lewis, K.L., McDonald, A.M., Spearman, T.K., Alford, S.B., Christian, R.R., Valentine, J F. (in press) Disturbance-driven changes to northern Gulf of Mexico nekton communities following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111098

Marton, J.M., Roberts, B.J., Bernhard, A.E., Giblin, A.E. (2015). Spatial and temporal variability of nitrification potential and ammonia-oxidizer abundances in Louisiana salt marshes. Estuaries and Coasts, 38(6), 1824–1837. 10.1007/s12237-015-9943-5

Marton, J. M., Roberts, B. J. (2014). Spatial variability of phosphorus sorption dynamics in Louisiana salt marshes: Phosphorus sorption in Louisiana marshes. Journal of Geosciences Research – Biogeosciences, 119(3), 451–465. 10.1002/2013JG002486

McCann, M.J., Able, K.W., Christian, R.R., Fodrie, F J., Jensen, O.P., Johnson, J.J., Lopez-Duarte, P.C., Martin, C.W., Olin, J.A., Polito, M., Roberts, B.J., Ziegler, S. (2017). Key taxa in food web responses to stressors: The Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15(3), 142-147. 10.1002/fee.1474

Mo, Y., Momen, B., Kearney, M.S. (2015). Quantifying moderate resolution remote sensing phenology of Louisiana coastal marshes. Ecological Modelling, 312, 191–199. 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.05.022

Mo, Y., Kearney, M.S., Riter, J.C. A., Zhao, F., Tilley, D.R. (2018). Assessing biomass of diverse coastal marsh ecosystems using statistical and machine learning models. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 68, 189–201. 10.1016/j.jag.2017.12.003

Mo, Y., Kearney, M.S., Turner, R.E. (2019). Feedback of coastal marshes to climate change: Long-term phenological shifts. Ecology and Evolution, 9(12), 6785–6797. 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.05.134

Olin, J.A., Bergeon Burns, C.M., Woltmann, S., Taylor, S.S., Stouffer, P.C., Bam, W., et al. (2017). Seaside Sparrows reveal contrasting food web responses to large-scale stressors in coastal Louisiana saltmarshes. Ecosphere, 8(7), e01878. 10.1002/ecs2.1878

Pennings, S., McCall, B., Hooper-Bui, L. (2014). Effects of oil spills on terrestrial arthropods in coastal wetlands. BioScience, 64(9), 789–795. 10.1093/biosci/biu118

Peyronnin, N., Green, M., Richards, C.P., Owens, A., Reed, D., Chamberlain, J., Groves, D.G., Rhinehart, W.K., K. Belhadjali, W.K. (2013). Louisiana’s 2012 Coastal Master Plan: Overview of a science-based and publicly informed decision-making rpocess. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue, 67, 1–15. 10.2112/SI_67_1.1

Rabalais, N. (2014). Assessing early looks at biological responses to the Macondo event. BioScience, 64(9), 757–759. 10.1093/biosci/biu132

Rabalais, N.N., Turner, R.E. (2016). Effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on Coastal marshes and associated organisms. Oceanography, 29(3), 150–159. 10.5670/oceanog.2016.79

Rietl, A.J., Sorrentino, M.G.,Roberts, B.J. (2018). Spatial distribution and morphological responses to predation in the salt marsh periwinkle. Ecosphere, 9(6), e02316. 10.1002/ecs2.2316

Schutte, C.A., Marton, J.M., Bernhard, A.E., Giblin, A.E., Roberts, B.J. (2020 on-line). No evidence for long-term impacts of oil spill contamination on salt marsh soil nitrogen cycling processes. Estuaries and Coasts. doi:10.1007/s12237-020-00699-z

Sokolov, I.M., Chen, X., Strecker, R.M., Hooper-Bui, L.M. (2018). An annotated list of Auchenorrhyncha and Heteroptera collected in the coastal salt marshes of the Mississippi Delta in Louisiana. Psyche, 1808370. 10.1155/2018/1808370

Turner, R.E., Swenson, E.M., Milan, C.S., Lee, J.M. (2019). Spatial variations in chlorophyll a, C, N, and P in a Louisiana estuary from 1994 to 2016. Hydrobiologia, 834(1), 131–144. 10.1007/s10750-019-3918-7

Turner, R.E., Rabalais, N.N., Overton, E.B., Meyer, B.M., McClenachan, G., Swenson, E.M., et al. (2019). Oiling of the continental shelf and coastal marshes over eight years after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Environmental Pollution, 252, 1367–1376. 10.1016/j.envpol.2019.05.134

Turner, R.E., Swarzenski, C., Bodker, J.E. (2020 on line). Fresh marsh soil strength losses with small increases in N and P loading. Wetlands

Urakawa, H., Bernhard, A.E. (2017). Wetland management using microbial indicators. Ecological Engineering, 108(Part B), 456–476. 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2017.07.022

Vastano, A.R., Able, K.W., Jensen, O.P., López-Duarte, P.C., Martin, C.W., Roberts, B.J. (2017). Age validation and seasonal growth patterns of a subtropical marsh fish: The Gulf killifish, Fundulus grandis. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 100(10), 1315–1327. 10.1007/s10641-017-0645-7

Ziegler, S.L., Able, K.W., Fodrie, F.J. (2019). Dietary shifts across biogeographic scales alter spatial subsidy dynamics. Ecosphere 10: e02980. 10.1002/ecs2.2980