Rhode Island Sea Grant College Program
Areas of Expertise
Coastal resources management
Coastal hazard mitigation
Seafood processing and seafood marketing
Fisheries stock assessment and modeling
Fisheries social sciences
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with matching funds from the University of Rhode Island and other sources
Program management, S. Nixon, 8/96-2/98, $408,885
Program development, S. Nixon and E. Yoder, 8/96-2/98, $279,804
Coastal management program, V. Lee, 8/96-2/98, $460,178
Fisheries, aquaculture and seafood program, K. Castro and J. DeAlteris, 8/96-2/98, $227,075
Communications program, C.Jaworski and M. Schwartz, 8/96-2/98, $359,219
A shallow high-salinity coastal lagoon mesocosm facility, S. Granger, 8/96-2/98, $79,523
Experimental investigations of the interactive impacts of nutrient enrichment and grazing on the lagoons of the northeast, S. Granger, 8/96-2/98, $162,846
Enrichment and remediation of enrichment of shallow marine systems and critical habitats: nitrogen fixation in seagrass lagoons, R. Howarth, 8/96-2/98, $72,711
Enrichment of shallow marine systems and critical habitats: the importance of sediment denitrification in reducing nitrogen loads, B. Nowicki, 8/96-2/98, $137,922
Policy implications of the effects of nutrient enrichment of coastal lagoons, V. Lee, 8/96-2/98 Characterization of nonpoint pollution sources to an estuary under wet weather conditions, R. Wright, 8/96-2/98, $103,036
Application of COASTMAP, a monitoring and modeling system, to assist in water quality management, M. Spaulding, 8/96-2/98, $113,146
Development of a prototype eutrophication monitoring and modeling system for the marine bays of the northeast, S. Granger, 8/96-2/98, $146,490
A sustainable beach/dune replenishment strategy for the microtidal barrier/headland coast of southern Rhode Island, J. Boothroyd, 8/96-2/98, $84,902
Predator-prey models of New England fisheries, J. Collie and J. Steele, 8/96-2/98, $96,496
Species selectivity in the NE groundfish fisheries: behavior of the fish and fishers, J. DeAlteris, 8/96-2/98, $94,206
Species selection and economic performance in the NE groundfish fishery, J. Sutinen, 8/96-2/98, $107,164
Science and learning in fishery management: policy development and evolution, T. Hennessey and M. Healey, 8/96-2/98, $82,268
Groundfish crisis in NE fisheries: family stress, coping, adaptation under changing regulations, H. Mederer, 8/96-2/98, $33,549
Outreach: The link between fisheries research and sustainable development of fisheries resources, J. DeAlteris and M. Corey, 8/96-2/98, $34,991
Increasing hatchery production of summer flounder larvae through improvements in feeding and nutrition, D. Bengtson and J. Specker, 8/96-2/98, $158,086
Controlling the timing of metamorphosis in cultured flounder, J. Specker and D. Bengtson, 8/96-2/98, $133,002
Growth acceleration in early juvenile stage summer flounder, G. Klein-MacPhee, 8/96-2/98, $81,584
Economic analysis of land-based aquaculture of summer flounder, J. Anderson, 8/96-2/98, $74,958
Land-based summer flounder aquaculture: outreach program, J. DeAlteris, 8/96-2/98, $91,388
National Sea Grant Marina Network, V. Lee and M. Amaral, 8/96-7/97, $28,500
Reaching the public with a greater wealth of information: expansion of Nor'Easter to an on-line/disk/print project, M. Schwartz, 8/96-7/97, $74,782
Developing indices necessary for predicting commercial catches of the American lobster, J.S. Cobb, 8/96-7/98, $151,066
Development of commercially viable aquaculture industries in New England based on cod and haddock, L. Buckley and T. Bradley, 8/96-7/98, $110,742
Mass culture systems for marine biomedicinal production, Year 3, Y. Shimizu, S. Barnett, and P. Hargraves, 8/96-7/97, $135,569
Investigation of submarine groundwater discharge to Rhode Island coastal waters using natural radionuclide tracers, S.B. Moran, 3/97-2/98, $79,258
Estimate annual primary production in Narragansett Bay, C. Oviatt, 3/97-2/98, $81,327
The use of closed areas as a fisheries management tool for New England fisheries: an analysis of the impact of displaced effort, J. Sutinen, 3/97-2/98, $29,415
Program management, S. Nixon, 1998-2001, $291,485*
Program development, S. Nixon and E. Yoder, 1998-2001, $91,020*
Coastal management program, V. Lee, 1998-2001, $200,000*
Fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood program, J. DeAlteris and K. Castro, 1998-2001, $200,000*
Communications program, M. Schwartz, 1998-2001, $219,113*
Larval dynamic and water mass exchange in Narragansett Bay, J. Collie, S. Cobb, and M. Clancy, 1998-2001, $88,274*
Nutrient inputs from RI Sound and the productivity of Narragansett Bay, S. Granger and B. Buckley, 1998-2001, $76,757*
Circulation and exchange at the entrance to Narragansett Bay, C. Kincaid and L. Huzzey, 1998-2001, $87,822*
Nutrient enrichment and habitat interactions in coastal lagoons, S. Granger and B. Buckley, 1998-2001, $130,919*
Nutrient enrichment and habitat interactions in coastal lagoons, B. Nowicki, 1998-2001, $79,496*
Nutrient enrichment and habitat interactions in coastal lagoons, D. Smith, 1998-2001, $94,201*
Seasonal study of groundwater nutrient input to Rhode Island coastal ponds using radium isotopes as tracers, S.B. Moran, 1998-2001, $56,852*
Predicting patterns of spread of the common reed Phragmites australis in coastal marshes in Rhode Island, T. Minchinton and M. Bertness, 1998-2001, $81,476*
Assessment of effectiveness of eco-labeling as a market-based approach to sustainable seafood production, C. Wessells, 1998-2001, $82,585*
Enhancing production of flounder fingerlings, D. Bengtson and J. Specker, 1998-2001, $80,000*
Sustaining marine ecosystems: the human dimension, J. Sutinen, et al., 1998-1999, $97,081*
Rapid detection and quantification of domoic acid in phytoplankton and shellfish, D. Nelson and P. Hargraves, 1998-1999, $17,700*
Sea Grant HAZNET, V. Lee, 1998-1999, $11,418*
National Sea Grant marina network: enhancing the economic and environmental sustainability of the marina industry, M. Amaral and V. Lee, 1998-1999, $1,950*
Retail seafood quality and safety improvement program, L. Pivarnik, 1999, $13,276
*dollar amounts are for 1998-1999 only.
Coastal Management Program
A Bicyclist's Guide to Aquidneck Island. Aquidneck Island Partnership. Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, R.I.
Aquidneck Island Partnership. 1998. Aquidneck Island Partnership: Realizing a Shared Island Vision. Project Summary 1997-1998. Coastal Resources Center, URI, Narragansett, R.I.
Amaral, M., R. Calabro, B. DeYoung, and C. Hall. 1997. Sea Grant Guide to Marina Projects. National Sea Grant College Program, Washington, D.C. 22pp.
Calabro, R. and M. Amaral. 1997. Marina Net Bibliography of Sea Grant Marina and Boating Publications. Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, R.I. 26pp.
Coastal Resources Center. 1998. Sharing Visions: Shaping a Future for Aquidneck Island. Coastal Resources Center, URI, Narragansett, R.I. Video.
Johnston, R.J., J. McCann, and V. Lee. 1997. Aquidneck Island and Open Space: An Economic Perspective. Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, R.I. 11pp.
Johnston, R.J., J. McCann, and V. Lee. 1997. Aquidneck Island and Open Space: An Economic Perspective Technical Report. Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, R.I. 90pp.
Johnston, R.J., V. Lee, J. McCann, and J. Rhodes. 1997. The Cost of Community Services in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, R.I. 23pp.
Lee, V., L. Ernst, and J. Marino. 1997. Rhode Island Salt Pond Water Quality, Salt Pond Watchers Monitoring Data 1985-1994. Technical Report. Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, R.I.
Pawcatuck Watershed Partnership. What is the Future of the Pawcatuck Watershed? The Future You Want! Coastal Resources Center, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, R.I. 4pp.
Pawcatuck Watershed Partnership. 1997. Watershed: A Newsletter of the Wood-Pawcatuck Watershed Association. Pawcatuck Watershed Partnership, Special Focus Issue. 14(2).
Rubinoff, P. 1998. Strategy for Reducing Risks from Natural Hazards in Charlestown, Rhode Island: A Multi-Hazard Mitigation Strategy. Technical Report. Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, R.I. 44pp.
Watson, L., V. Lee, P. Pogue, et al. 1998. Strategy for Reducing Risks from Natural Hazards in Pawtucket, Rhode Island: A Multi-Hazard Mitigation Strategy. Technical Report. Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, R.I. 44pp.
Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Seafood Program
DeAlteris, J.T. 1998. Training Manual In Fisheries Science and Technology for NOAA Corps Officers. NOAA, Washington, D.C. 167 pp.
DeAlteris, J.T. and R. Riedel. 1996. Effect of Size Selection Within and Between Fishing Gear Types on the Yield and Spawning Stock Biomass per Recruit and Yield per Unit Effort for a Cohort of an Idealized Groundfish. Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science 19: 73-82.
Poggie, J.J., R.B. Pollnac, and C. Van Dusen. 1996. Intracultural Variability in the Cognition of Danger Among Southern New England Fishers. Marine Resource Economics 11: 23-30.
Pollnac, R.B., J.J. Poggie, and S.L. Cabral. 1998. Thresholds of Danger: Perceived Risk in a New England Fishery. Human Organization 57(1): 53-59.
Robbins, S., K.M. Castro, and D. Swain. 1998. Project LOBSTERR (Learning Ocean Biology Stewardship Through Recreation and Research): A Handbook for Conducting SCUBA Surveys for Lobster. Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, R.I. 30 pp.
Beck, A. and M. Beck. 1998. Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Revised Management Plan 1998. RIDEM Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Preserve Program and NOAA Sanctuaries and Reserves Division. Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, R.I.
Coastal Resources Management Council and Rhode Island Sea Grant. 1995-1998. Coastweeks Calendar of Events. Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, R.I.
Corey, T. 1997. Moral Obligation in the Fisheries: When Conscience is the Enforcer. Nor'easter, Magazine of the Northeast Sea Grant Programs 9(1): 20-23.
Corey, T. 1997. Leaving Lab for Real Life, Finfish Aquaculture Seeks Commercial Footing. Nor'easter, Magazine of the Northeast Sea Grant Programs 9(2): 12-15.
Jaworski, C. 1996. Perspectives on an Oil Spill. Nor'easter, Magazine of the Northeast Sea Grant Programs 8(1): 8-11.
Neff, N.F. 1997. Priority Issues in Marine Research and Outreach: Program Plan 1998-2004. Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, R.I. 59pp.
Nor'easter, Magazine of the Northeast Sea Grant Programs. Vols. 7(1)-9(2). Rhode Island Sea Grant, Narragansett, R.I.
Rebuilding New England Groundfish Stocks & Fisheries for the 21st Century
DeAlteris, J. and D. Morse. 1997. Fishing Gear Management, in Northwest Atlantic Groundfish: A Perspective on a Fishery Collapse, Boremen, Wilson, and Kendall, eds. American Fisheries Society, Washington, D.C. pp. 167-175.
DeAlteris, J., H. Milliken and D. Morse. 1997. Bycatch Reduction in the Northwest Atlantic Bottom Trawl Fishery, in Developing and Sustaining World Fisheries Resources, Hancock, Smith, Grant, and Bewer, eds. CSIRO, Australia.
Healey, M. and T. Hennessey. 1997. The Paradox of Fairness: The Impact of Escalating Complexity on Fishery Management. Marine Policy 21.
Mederer, H.J. 1996. Surviving the Changes: Families Respond to Fishery Management. Nor'easter, Magazine of the Northeast Sea Grant Programs 8(2): 12-15.
Mederer, H. 1997. Surviving the Demise of a 'Way of Life': Stress and Resilience in Northeastern Commercial Fishing Families, in The Dynamics of Resilient Families: Qualitative Approaches, H. McCubbin and A. Thompson, eds. Beverly Hills, Calif.
Spencer, P.D. 1997. Optimal Harvesting of Fish Populations with Nonlinear Rates of Predation and Auto-correlated Environmental Variability. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 54: 59-74.
Spencer, P.D. and J.S. Collie. 1997. Patterns of Population Variability in Marine Fish Stocks. Fish. Oceanogr. 6: 188-204.
Spencer, P.D. and J.S. Collie. 1997. Effect of Nonlinear Predation Rates on Rebuilding the Georges Bank Haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) Stock. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 54: 2920-2929.
Summer Flounder: A New Flatfish for Land-Based Culture
Huang, L., A.M. Schreiber, B. Soffientino, et al. 1998. Metamorphosis of Summer Flounder (Paralichthys dentatus): Thyroid Status and the Timing of Gastric Gland Formation. J. Exp. Zool. 280: 413-420.
Zucker, D.A. and J.L. Anderson, 1998. Implications of Choice Behavior and Preferences in Niche Markets. Aquaculture Economics and Management 2.
Nutrient Enrichment of Coastal Lagoons
Galloway, J.N., R.W. Howarth, A.F. Michaels, et al. 1996. Nitrogen and Phosphorus Budgets of the North Atlantic Ocean and its Watershed. Biogeochemistry 35: 3-25.
Lin. H.-J., S.W. Nixon, D.I. Taylor, et al. 1996. Responses of Epiphytes on Eelgrass, Zostera marina L., to Separate and Combined Nitrogen and Phosphorus Enrichment. Aquat. Bot. 52: 243-258.
Nixon, S.W. 1996. Regional Coastal Research-What is It? Why do It? What Role Should NAML Play? Biol. Bull. 190: 252-259.
Nixon, S.W. 1997. Prehistoric Nutrient Inputs and Productivity in Narragansett Bay. Estuaries 20(2): 253-261.
Nixon, S.W., J.W. Ammerman, L.P. Atkinson, et al. 1996. The Fate of Nitrogen and Phosphorus at the Land-Sea Margin of the North Atlantic Ocean. Biogeochemistry 35: 141-180.
Cobb, J.S. 1997. Oceanic Processes Affecting Lobster Larvae: Report from a Workshop. Mar. Freshwater. Res. 48: 771-775.
Cobb, J.S., J. Booth, and M. Clancy. 1997. Recruitment Strategies In Lobsters and Crabs: A Comparison. Mar. Freshwater. Res. 48: 797-806.
Incze, L.S., RA. Wahle, and J.S. Cobb. 1997. Quantitative Relationships Between Postlarval Production and Benthic Recruitment in Lobsters, Homarus americanus. Mar. Freshwater Res. 48: 729-743.
James-Pirri, M.J. and J.S. Cobb. 1997. Growth Rates of Planktonic and Newly Settled Lobsters Homarus americanus. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 160: 233-240.
Klinger, J.P. and J.C. Boothroyd. 1996. Sedimentary Processes on the Rhode Island Shoreface. Geological Society of America Abstract 28(5): A125.
Scott, M.K. and S.B. Moran. 1998. 226Ra as a Tracer of Groundwater Input to the Coastal Waters of Southern Rhode Island. Amer. Geophys. Union 79(17): 5107.
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