U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division
Cooperative National Park Studies Unit at URI
The Cooperative Park Studies Unit (CPSU) at URI conducts scientific research on coastal National Parks, and other Department of the Interior coastal landscapes, with the objective of applying research findings to the protection of natural resources, miti-gating resources, and developing effective natural resource management and protection policies. Since 1989, URI researchers and graduate students have collaborated with USGS and National Park Service scientists stationed at URI to conduct research at a number of sites, including Acadia National Park, Cape Cod and Fire Island National Seashores, Gateway National Recreation Area, and Virgin Islands National Park.
The three USGS research scientists at URI hold faculty appointments, serve as graduate student major professors, serve on student committees, and teach graduate-level courses in their respective departments.
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
National Park Service (NPS)
Assessing declines in neotropical migrants at Fire Island National Seashore and estimating relationships among migrating birds, mammals and ticks in the ecology of Lyme disease, P.A. Buckley, H.S. Ginsberg, F.G. Buckley, and H. B. Underwood, 1993-1999, USGS, $1,140,000
Ecological implications of shellfish aquaculture in Cape Cod National Seashore and vicinity, D.G. Webb and C.A. Oviatt, 1996-1999, USGS, $186,000
Primary productivity of Somes Sound, Acadia National Park, C.T. Roman and P.H. Doering, 1993-1997, NPS, $41,125
Denitrification in a Cape Cod National Seashore estuary and relationships to groundwater discharge, B.L. Nowicki, C.A. Oviatt, C.T. Roman, and J.W. Portnoy, 1993-1997, NPS, $82,000
Estuarine nekton of Fire Island National Seashore, C.A. Oviatt, NPS, 1995-1997, $77,750
Paleoenvironments of the Nauset Marsh lagoon and adjacent area, Cape Cod National Seashore, J.C. Boothroyd and J.R. Allen, 1994-1997, NPS, $28,270
Geomorphic analysis of storm breaches and barrier island dynamics in northeastern US National Seashores J.R. Allen, P.V. August, and C. LaBash, 1994-1999, NPS, $130,800
Groundwater withdrawal from municipal wellfields: ecological effects on aquatic resources of Cape Cod National Seashore, C.T. Roman, J.W. Portnoy, and T.Cambareri, 1995-1999, NPS/USGS, $213,000
Kettle pond macrophytes at Cape Cod National Seashore, C.T. Roman, J.W. Portnoy, 1995-1997, NPS, $26,000
Natural resource bibliographies for National Park sites in the northeast, L.L. Beatty, V.M. Berounsky, and J. Sieburth, 1995-1998, NPS, $92,000
Design and test long-term monitoring protocols for Cape Cod National Seashore environments, C.T. Roman, 1996-2001, USGS, $255,000
Design monitoring protocols for estuarine nekton at Cape Cod National Seashore, C.T. Roman, 1998-2000, USGS, $62,000
Design monitoring protocols for estuarine nutrient loading at Cape Cod National Seashore, C.T. Roman and B.L. Nowicki, 1998-2000, USGS, $84,500
Design shoreline change monitoring protocols for Cape Cod National Seashore, J.R. Allen, P.V. August, and C. LaBash, 1998-2000, USGS, $65,250
Nutrient loading and vegetation mapping at the Northeast Creek estuary, Acadia National Park, C.T. Roman and C. LaBash, 1998-2000, NPS, $18,500
Buckley, P.A. 1997. White-faced Storm-Petrel off Sable Island, Nova Scotia: Canada's first? Birders Journal 6: 304-306.
Buckley, P.A., C.M. Francis, P. Blancher, et al. 1998. The North American Bird Banding Program: Into The 21st Century. Journal of Field Ornithology 68: 511-529.
Ginsberg, H.S., K.E. Hyland, R. Hu, et al. 1998. Tick Population Trends and Forest Type (letter). Science 281: 349-350.
Ginsberg, H.S. and E. Zhioua. 1996. Nymphal Survival and Habitat Distribution of Ixodes scapularis and Amblyomma americanum Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) on Fire Island, New York. Experimental and Applied Acarology 20: 533-544.
Kinney, E.H. and C.T. Roman. 1998. Response of Primary Producers to Nutrient Enrichment in a Shallow Estuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series 163: 89-98.
Markowski, D., H.S. Ginsberg, K.E. Hyland, and R. Hu. 1998. Reservoir Competence of the Meadow Vole (Rodentia: Cricetidae) for Lyme Disease Spirochete, Borelia burgdorferi. Journal of Medical Entomology 35: 804-808.
Nordstrom, K.F. and C.T. Roman, eds. 1996. Estuarine Shores: Evolution, Environments and Human Alterations. J. Wiley and Sons, England. 486pp.
Nowicki, B.L., E. Requintina, and D. Van Keuren. 1997. The Role of Sediment Denitrification in Reducing Groundwater-Derived Nitrate Inputs to Nauset Marsh Estuary, Cape Cod, Massachuestts. Technical Report. National Park Service, Boston, MA.
Portnoy, J.W., B. L. Nowicki, C.T. Roman, and D.W. Urish. 1998. The Discharge of Nitrate-Contaminated Groundwater from Developed Shoreline to Marsh-Fringed Estuary. Water Resources Research 34: 30953104.
Roman, C.T., J. Peck, J.R. Allen, et al. 1997. Accretion of a New England (USA) Salt Marsh in Response to Inlet Migration, Storms and Sea-Level Rise. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 45: 717-727.
Schraga, T.S. and C.T. Roman. 1997. Spatial and Temporal Variability of Water Quality in Nauset Marsh Estuary, Eastham and Orleans, Massachusetts. Technical Report. National Park Service, Boston, MA.
Urish, D.W. and E.K. Qanbar. 1997. Hydrologic Evaluation of Ground- water Discharge, Nauset Marsh, Cape Cod National Seashore. Technical Report. National Park Service, Boston, MA.
Zhioua, E., R.A. LeBrun, P.W. Johnson, and H.S. Ginsberg. 1996. Ultrastructure of the Haemocytes of Ixodes scapularis (Acari: Ixodidae). Acarologia 37: 173-179.
Zhioua, E., M. Browning, P.W. Johnson, et al. 1997. Pathogenicity of the Entomopathogenic Fungus Metarhizium anisopliae (Deuteromycetes) to Ixotes scapularis (Acari: Ixidodae). Journal of Parasitology 83: 815-818.
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