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2012

Krumholz, Jason S. 2012. Spatial and temporal patterns in nutrient standing stock and mass-balance in response to load reductions in a temperate estuary. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

 

Oviatt, C.A. 2012. Exploring Hypoxia. Research Innovation: 56-58. International Innovation is the leading global dissemination resource for the wider scientific, technology and research communities, dedicated to disseminating the latest science, research and technological innovations on a global level. More information and a complimentary subscription offer to the publication can be found at: www.researchmedia.eu

 

Smith, L.M., Silver, C.M. and Oviatt, C.A. 2012. Quantifying variation in water column photosynthetic quotient with changing field conditions in Narragansett Bay, RI, USA. Journal of Plankton Research, 34(5):437-442.

 

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2011

Smith, Leslie M. 2011. Impacts of spatial and temporal variation of water column production and respiration on hypoxia in Narragansett Bay. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

 

Taylor, D. I., Oviatt, C.A. and Borkman, D.G. 2011. Non-linear Responses of a Coastal Aquatic Ecosystem to Large Decreases in Nutrient and Organic Loadings. Estuaries and Coasts, 34(4): 745-757.

 

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2010

Schult, Matthew B., 2010. An exploration of factors influencing benthic macrofaunal (>2.0mm) assemblage patterns within Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Thesis for M.S., University of Rhode Island.170pp.

Smith, L.M., Whitehouse, S. and Oviatt, C.A. 2010. Impacts of Climate Change on Narragansett Bay. Northeastern Naturalist, 17(1):77-90.

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2009

Anthony, A., Atwood, J., August, P., Byron, C., Cobb, S., Foster, C., Fry, C., Gold, A., Hagos, K., Heffner, L., Kellogg, D., Lellis-Dibble, K., Opaluch, J., Oviatt, C.A., Pfeiffer-Herbert, A., Rohr, N., Smith, L., Smythe, T., Swift, J., Vinhateiro, N. 2009. Coastal lagoons and climate change: Ecological and social ramifications in U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coast ecosystems. Ecology and Society, 14:8

 

Calabretta, Christopher J. 2009. Benthic macrofauna in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island: An examination of factors causing variability in community structure. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

 

Codiga, D., H. Stoffel, C. Deacutis, S. Kiernan, C. Oviatt. 2009. Narragansett Bay hypoxic event characteristics: Inter-annual variability, geographic distribution, intermittency, and spatial synchronicity. Estuaries and Coasts. 32(4):621-641.

 

Longval, Brooke A. 2009. Biomass spectra in Narragansett Bay: From phytoplankton to fish. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

 

Melrose D.C., Berman M.S., Smith L.M., Oviatt C.A. 2009. The ecological effects of climate change on the Narragansett Bay estuary. ICES Conference Manuscript, 2009/(G:07).

 

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2008

Auker, L.A. and C.A. Oviatt. 2008. Factors influencing the recruitment and abundance of Didemnum in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65: 765-769.

 

Calabretta, C.J. and C.A. Oviatt. 2008. The response of benthic macrofauna to anthropogenic stress in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island: A review of human stressors and assessment of community conditions. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 56: 1680-1695.

 

Hyde, Kimberly J. W., John E. O'Reilly, Candace A. Oviatt. 2008. Evaluation and application of satellite primary productivity models in Massachusetts Bay. Continental Shelf Research 28: 1340-1351.

 

Oviatt, C.A. 2008. Impacts of nutrients on Narragansett Bay productivity: A gradient approach. In: Desbonnet, A. and B.A. Costa-Pierce (eds.) Science for Ecosystem-based Management. Springer, N.Y. p. 519-539.

 

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2007

Hyde, Kimberly J. W., John E. O'Reilly, Candace A. Oviatt. 2007. Validation of Sea WiFS chlorophyll in Massachusetts Bay. Continental Shelf Research 27: 1677-1691.

 

Melrose, D. C., C. Oviatt, M. Berman. 2007. Hypoxic events in Narragansett Bay, RI during the summer of 2001. Estuaries and Coasts 30: 47-53.

 

Oviatt, C., K. Hyde, A. Keller, J. Turner. 2007. Production patterns in Massachusetts Bay with outfall relocation. Estuaries and Coasts 30: 35-46.

 

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2006

Auker, L.A. 2006. An invasive tunicate, Didemnum sp., in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Thesis for M.S., University of Rhode Island.

 

Hyde, Kimberly J. W. 2006. Interannual and seasonal phytoplankton variability in Massachusetts Bay from remote and in situ measurements. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

 

Melrose, D. Christopher, Candace A. Oviatt, John E. O'Reilly, Mark S. Berman. Comparisons of fast repetition rate fluorescence estimated primary production and 14C uptake by phytoplankton. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 311:37-46.

 

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2005

Melrose, D. C. 2005. Underway profiling of photosynthesis and dissolved oxygen in Narragansett Bay, RI. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

 

Oviatt, Candace A., Arthur J. Gold. 2005. Nitrate in Coastal Waters. In Addiscott, Tim. Nitrate, Agriculture and the Environment. CABJ Publishing, Cambridge, MA. Pg 127-144.

 

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2004

Oviatt, Candace. 2004. The changing ecology of temperate coastal waters during a warming trend. Estuaries. 27(6):895-904.

 

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2003

Oviatt, C., S. Olsen, M. Andrews, J. Collie, T. Lynn, and K. Raposa. 2003. A century of fishing and fish fluctuations in Narragansett Bay. Reviews in Fisheries Science 11: 1-22.

 

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2002

Ellis, Gregory. 2002. An examination of the benthic macrofauna of Narragansett Bay and the possible implications of winter-spring bloom intensity on population size. Thesis for M.S., University of Rhode Island.

 

Oviatt, C.A., A.A. Keller, and L. Reed. 2002. Annual primary production in Narragansett Bay with no bay-wide winter-spring phytoplankton bloom. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 54: 1013- 1026.

 

Saila, Saul B., Scott W. Nixon and Candace A. Oviatt. 2002. Does lobster trap bait influence the Maine inshore trap fishery? North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 22(2):602-605.

 

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2001

Keller, A.A., C. Taylor, C. Oviatt, T. Dorrington, G. Holcombe, and L. Reed. 2001. Phytoplankton production patterns in Massachusetts Bay and the absence of the 1998 winter-spring bloom. Mar. Biol. 138: 1051 - 1062.

 

Nixon, Scott W. 2001. Some reluctant ruminations on scales (and claws and teeth) in marine mesocosms. In, Robert H. Gardner, W. Michael Kemp, Victor S. Kennedy and John E. Petersen, eds.,  Scaling Relations in Experimental Ecology, Columbia University Press, NY, pp. 179-190.

 

Oviatt, Candace. "2000 Distinguished Naturalist Award: Prentice K. Stout. RINHewS. 8(1):13. April 2001.

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2000

Keller, A. and G. Klein-MacPhee. 2000. Impact of elevated temperature on the growth, survival and trophic dynamics of winter flounder larvae: a mesocosm study. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 57: 2382-2392.

 

Raposa, K. and C.A. Oviatt. 2000. The influence of contiguous shoreline type, distance from shore, and vegetation biomass on nekton community structure in eelgrass beds. Estuaries. 23: 46-55.

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1999

Farris, Charles M. and Candace A. Oviatt. 1999. Changes in metabolic rates under fluctuating salinity regimes for two subtidal estuarine habitats. Estuaries. 22(1):126.

 

Keller, A.A., G. Klein-MacPhee, and J. St. Onge Burns. 1999. Abundance and distribution of ichthyoplankton in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, 1989-1990. Estuaries 22(1): 149-163.

 

Keller, A. A., C. A. Oviatt, H. A. Walker, and J. D. Hawk. 1999. Predicted impacts of elevated temperature on the magnitude of the winter-spring phytoplankton bloom in temperate coastal waters: A mesocosm study. Limnology and Oceanography 44(2): 344 356.

 

Nowicki, B.L., E. Requintina, D. Van Keuren. 1999. The role of sediment denitrification in reducing groundwater-derived nitrate inputs to Nauset Marsh Estuary, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Estuaries 22(2A): 245-259.

 

Oviatt, Candace. 1999. Book Review: Adey, W. H. and K. Loveland. Dynamic Aquaria. Building Living Ecosystems. Second Ed. Limnology and Oceanography. 44(6):1598.

 

Oviatt, Candace. 1999. Review: The Ecology of Atlantic Shorelines, by Mark D. Bertness. RINHewS. 6:13.

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1998

Culver-Rymsza, Karen. 1998. "The Effect of Nitrogen Source on Photoinhibition in Marine Phytoplankton". Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.


Grant, J., P. Hill, C. Pilditch, and D.G. Webb. 1998. A model of particle deposition and resuspension as a function of sediment grain size and biofilm concentration. In revision for Limnology and Oceanography.

 

Holohan, B. A., E. Klos, and C. A. Oviatt. 1998. Population density, prey selection, and predator avoidance of the burrowing anemone (Ceriantheopsis americanus) in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Estuaries. 21 (3):466-469.

 

Webb, D. G. Effects of eutrophication on coastal marine systems: Perspectives from 22 years of mesocosm-based research at the Marine Ecosystems Research Laboratory (MERL). Aquatic Ecology, in Press.

 

Webb, D. G. Deposited particles on the sediment surface: interactive effects of organic and inorganic components on colonization by macro- and meiobenthos. Marine Ecology Progress Series, in Press.

 

Webb, D. G., Oviatt, C.A. 1998. Hypoxia in nutrient-enriched, shallow, stratified ecosystems. In revision for Limnology and Oceanography.

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1997

Farris, Charles. 1997. Flux Of Oxygen And Nutrients In Marshes. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

 

Frithsen, J., S. Weisberg, A. Keller. and C. Oviatt. 1997. A simple eutrophication index for shallow estuarine and coastal waters. Estuaries (in press).

 

Keller, A.A., P. Hargraves, H. Jeon, G. Klein-MacPhee, E. Klos, C. Oviattt, J. Zhang. 1997. Ultraviolet-B radiation enhancement does not affect marine trophic levels during a winter-spring bloom. Ecoscience. 4(2):129-139.

 

Keller, A.A., P. Hargraves, H. Jeon, G. Klein-MacPhee, E. Klos, C. Oviatt and J. Zhang. 1997. Effects of Ultraviolet-B enhancement on marine trophic levels in a stratified coastal system. Marine Biology. 130: 277-287.

 

Keller, A.A., G. Klein-MacPhee and J. St. Onge-Burns. (submitted). Changes in abundance and distribution of ichthyoplankton in Narragansett Bay, RI - A response to changes in environmental quality? Estuaries.

 

McKenna, James. 1997. Estuarine And Near-Shore Doc Dynamics. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

 

Nixon, S.W. 1997. Prehistoric nutrient inputs and productivity in Narragansett Bay. Estuaries: 20(2):253-261.

 

Raposa, Kenneth. 1997. Factors Affecting The Structure Of Nekton Communities In Eelgrass Beds: Contiguous Shoreline Type; Distance From Shore; And Vegetation Biomass., Thesis for M.S., University of Rhode Island.

 

Sanford, L.P. 1997. Turbulent mixing in experimental ecosystem studies. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.:161:265-293.

 

Schuyler, Q.S. and B.K. Sullivan. Light Responses and diel migration of Chrysaora quinquecirrha in mesocosms. Journal of Plankton Research. 19 (10):1417-1428.

 

Sullivan, B.K., C.L. Suchman and J.H. Costello. Mechanics of prey selection by ephyrae of the scyphomedusa, Aurelia aurita. Mar. Biol. 130: 213-222.

 

Sullivan, B.K. and C.L. Suchman. (in prep) Comparison of prey selection patterns by the scyphomedusae Aurelia aurita and Cyanea.

 

Wolff, Nicholas.1997. The Fish Assemblages Within Four Habitats Found In The Nearshore Waters Of St. John, U. S. Virgin Islands: With Some Insights Into The Nature Of Trap Fishing., Thesis for M.S., University of Rhode Island.

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1996
Madin, L.P., S.M. Bollens, E. Horgan, M. Butler, J. Runge, B.K. Sullivan, G. Klein-MacPhee, E. Durbin, A. Durbin, A. Bucklin. (in press) "Voracious Planktonic Hydroids: Unexpected Predatory Impact on a Coastal Marine Ecosystem. Deep Sea Research.

 

Sullivan, B.K. and C. J. Meise. "Invertebrate predators of zooplankton on George's Bank,1977-1987." Deep Sea Research II. 4 97-8): 1503-1519.

 

Webb, D.G. 1996. Response of macro- and meiobenthos from a carbon-poor sand to phytodetrital sedimentation. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 203: 259-271.
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1995
Doering, P.H., C.A. Oviatt, B.L. Nowicki, E.G. Klos and L.W. Reed. 1995. Phosphorus and nitrogen limitation of primary production in a simulated estuarine gradient. Limnology and Oceanography. 124:271-287.

 

Klos, E. and B.A. Holohan. 1995. Observations on e ecology of the burrowing mud anemone Ceriantheopsis americanus in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. In: Don Harper, Jr. (ed). Diving for Science . . . Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences Fifteenth Annual Scientific Diving Symposium 5-8 October, 1995. California Sea Grant. p. 43-49.

 

McKenna, J.H. and P.H. Doering. 1995. Measurement of dissolved organic carbon by wet chemical oxidation with persulfate: influence of chloride concentration and reagent volume. Marine Chemistry 48:109-114.

 

Oviatt, C., P. Doering, B. Nowicki, L. Reed, J. Cole, J. Frithsen. 1995. An ecosystem level experiment on nutrient limitation in temperate coastal marine environment. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 116:171-179.

 

Widbom, B. and J.B. Frithsen. 1995. Structuring factors in a marine soft bottom community during eutrophication - an experiment with radio-labelled phytodetritus. Oecologia 101:156-168.

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1994
Craig, N.I. 1994. Growth of the bivalve Nucula annulata in nutrient-enriched environments. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 104:77-90.

 

Doering, P.H., C.A. Oviatt, J.H. McKenna, L.W. Reed. 1994. Mixing Behavior of Dissolved Organic Carbon and its Potential Biological Significance in the Pawcatuck River Estuary. Estuaries. 17(3):521-536.

 

Doering, P.H., B.K. Sullivan, H. Jeon. 1994. Effects of Biodegradable Plastic Components on Metabolism of an Estuarine Benthos. Journal of Environmental Polymer Degradation. 2(4)271-275.

 

Hinga, K.R., M.A. Arthur, M.E.Q. Pilson and D. Whitaker. 1994. Carbon isotope fractionation by marine phytoplankton in culture: The effects of CO2 concentration, pH, temperature, and species. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 8(1):91-102.

 

Nowicki, B.L. 1994. The Effect of Temperature, Oxygen, Salinity, and Nutrient Enrichment on Estuarine Dentrification Rates Measured with a Modified Nitrogen Gas Flux Technique. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 38:137-156.

 

Oviatt, C. 1994. Biological considerations in marine enclosure experiments: challenges and revelations. Oceanography. 7(2):45-51.

 

Sullivan, B.K. and J.R. Garcia. 1994. Prey selection by the scyphomedusan predator, Aurelia aurita. Mar. Bio. 121:335-341.

 

Vassiliev, I.R., O. Prasil, K.D. Wyman, Z. Kolber, A.K. Hanson Jr., J.E. Prentice and P.G. Falkowski. 1994. Inhibition of PS II photochemistry by PAR and UV radiation in natural phytoplankton communities. Photosynthesis Research 42:51-64.

 

Widbom, B. and C.A. Oviatt. 1994. The World Prodigy oil spill in Narragansett Bay, RI: acute effects on macrobenthic crustacean populations. Hydrobiol. 291:115-124.

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1993
Durako, M.J. and W.M. Sackett. 1993. Effects of CO2(aq) on the carbon isotopic composition of the seagrass Thalassia testudinum Banks ex Konig (Hydrocharitaceae). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 169:167-180.

 

Klein-MacPhee, G., B.K. Sullivan and A.A. Keller. 1993. Using mesocosms to assess the influence of food resources and toxic materials on larval fish growth and survival. Amer. Fish. Soc. Sym. Series 14:105-116.

 

Maughan, J.T. and C.A. Oviatt. 1993. Sediment and benthic response to wastewater solids in a marine mesocosm. Water Environment Research 65(7):879-889.

 

Oviatt, C.A., P.H. Doering, B.L. Nowicki and A. Zoppinni. 1993. Net system production in coastal waters as a function of eutrophication, seasonality, and benthic macrofaunal abundance. Estuaries.16(2):247-254.

 

Sullivan, B.K. 1993. How does water column structure influence copepod populations in coastal marine ecosystems? Bull. Mar. Science. 53(1):240-246.
 
Sullivan, B.K., C.A. Oviatt, G. Klein-MacPhee. 1993. Fate and effects of a starch based biodegradable plastic substitute in the marine environment. In, Biodegradable Polymers and Packaging. Eds: C. Ching, D.L. Kaplan, E. Thomas. Technomic Publ. Co. Inc. Lancaster, PA, p281-296.

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1992

Bonner, J.S., C.D. Hunt, J.F. Paul and V.J. Bierman, Jr. 1992. Transport of Low-Level Radioactive Soil at Deep-Ocean Disposal Site. Journal of Environmental Engineering. 118:101-119.

 

Hinga, K.R. 1992. Co-occurence of dinoflagellate blooms and high pH in marine enclosures. Marine Ecology Progress Series 86:181-187.

 

Jaworski, N.J., P. Groffman, A. Keller and J. Prager. 1992. A watershed-scale analysis of nitrogen loading: The upper Potamac River. Estuaries. 15:83-95.
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1991

Adelman, D., K. R. Hinga and M. E. Q. Pilson. 1991. Fractionation of butyltin species during sample extraction and preparation for analysis. Environ. Monitor. Assess 16:117-125.

 

Gearing, P.J., J.N. Gearing, J.T. Maughan and C.A. Oviatt. 1991. Isotopic Distribution of Carbon from Sewage Sludge and Eutrophication in the Sediments and Food Web of Estuarine Ecosystems. Environ. Sci. and Tech. 25(2):295-301.

 

Hinga, K.R., M.E.Q. Pilson and M.A. Arthur. 1991. Ancient Oceans in a Tank.
Maritimes. 35(3):10-12.

 

Hinga, K.R., A.A. Keller and C.A. Oviatt. 1991. Nitrogen Deposition, Chesapeake Bay: Atmospheric Deposition and Nitrogen Inputs to Coastal Waters Ambio 20(6):256-260.

 

Sampou, P. and C.A. Oviatt. 1991. Seasonal patterns of sedimentary carbon and anaerobic respiration along a simulated eutrophication gradient. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 72:271-282.

 

Sampou, P. and C.A. Oviatt. 1991. A carbon budget for a eutrophic marine ecosystem and the role of sulfur metabolism in sedimentary carbon, oxygen and energy dynamics. Journal of Marine Research 49:825-844.

 

Sullivan, B.K., P.H. Doering, C.A. Oviatt, A.A. Keller, J.B. Frithsen. 1991. Interactions with the benthos alter pelagic food web structure in coastal waters. Can. J. of Fish. and Aquatic Sci. 48(11):2276-2284.

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1990

Adelman, D., K.R. Hinga and M.E.Q. Pilson. 1990. Biogeochemistry of Butyltins in an Enclosed Marine Ecosystem. Environ. Monitor. Asses. 24:1027-1032.

 

Doering, P.H., C.A. Oviatt and M.E.Q. Pilson. 1990. Control of Nutrient Concentrations in the Seekonk-Providence River Region of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Estuaries. 13(4):418-430.

 

Hinga, K. R. 1990. Alteration of phosphorus dynamics during experimental eutrophication of enclosed marine ecosystems. Mar. Poll. Bull. 20: 624-628.

 

Keller, A. A. and R. L. Rice. 1990. Variation in DCMU-enhanced fluorescence relative to chlorophyll a: correlation with the brown tide bloom. J. Phycol. 26: 202-205.

 

Keller, A.A., P.H. Doering, S.P. Kelly and B.K. Sullivan. 1990. Growth of juvenile Atlantic menhaden, Brevoortia tyrannus (Pisces: Clupeidae) in MERL mesocosms: Effects of eutrophication. Limnol. Oceanogr. 35(1):109-122.

 

Keller, A.A., L.L. Beatty, L.E. Weber and C.A. Heil. 1990. Soluble fluorescence: effects on chlorophyll determination at different salinities. Can. J. of Fish. and Aquat. Sci. 47(9):1700-1709.

 

Nowicki, B.L. and C.A. Oviatt. 1990. Are estuaries traps for anthropogenic nutrients? Evidence from estuarine mesocosms. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 66:131-146.

 

Sullivan, B.K. and P.V. Banzon. 1990. Food limitation and benthic regulation of populations of the copepod Acartia hudsonica Pinhey in nutrient-limited and nutrient-enriched systems. Limnol. and Oceanogr. 35(7):1618-1631.

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1989

Doering, P. H. 1989. On the contribution of the benthos to pelagic production. J. Mar. Res. 47: 371-383.

 

Doering, P. H., C. A. Oviatt, L. L. Beatty, V. F. Banzon, R. Rice, S. P. Kelly, B. K. Sullivan, and J. B. Frithsen. 1989. Structure and function in a model coastal ecosystem: silicon, the benthos and eutrophication. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 52: 287-299.

 

Frithsen, J. B., D. Nacci, C. Oviatt, C. J. Strobel, and R. Walsh. 1989. Using single-species and whole ecosystem tests to characterize the toxicity of a sewage treatment plant effluent. In, G. W. Suter II and M. A. Lewis (Eds.), Aquatic Toxicology and Environmental Fate: Eleventh Volume, American Society for Testing and Materials, STP 1007, pp. 231-250.

 

Hinga, K.R. 1989. Subseabed Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Wastes; Transition from a Hare-Brained Idea to a Feasibls Technology. In, L.M. Alexander, S. Allen and L.C. Hanson (Eds.) New Developments in Marine Science Technology: Economic, Legal and Political Aspects of Change, pp. 245-270.

 

Keller, A. A. 1989. Modeling the effects of temperature, light, and nutrients on primary productivity: An empirical and a mechanistic approach compared. Limnol. Oceanogr. 34: 82-95.

 

Keller, A. A. and R. L. Rice. 1989. Effects of nutrient enrichment on natural populations of the brown tide phytoplankton Aureococcus anophagefferens (Chrysophyceae). J. Phycol. 25: 636-646.

 

Keller, A.A. and U. Riebesell. 1989. Phytoplankton carbon dynamics during a winter-spring bloom in an enclosed marine ecosystem primary production biomass and loss rate.
Marine Biology 103:131-142.

 

Li, Y-H., P. H. Santschi, P. O'Hara, P. Doering, and M. Amdurer. 1989. The importance of a benthic ecosystem to the removal of radioactive trace elements from coastal waters.
Environ. Technol. Lett. 10: 57-70.

 

Oviatt, C. A., P. Lane, F. French III, and P. Donaghay. 1989. Phytoplankton species and abundance in response to eutrophication in coastal marine mesocosms. J. Plank. Res. 11: 1223-1244.

 

Riebesell, U. 1989. Comparison of sinking and sedimentation rate measurements in a diatom winter/spring bloom. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 54: 109-119.

 

Rudnick, D. T. 1989. Time lags between the deposition and meiobenthic assimilation of phytodetritus. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 50: 231-240.

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1988

Hinga, K. R. 1988. Seasonal predictions for pollutant scavenging in two coastal environments using a model calibration based upon thorium scavenging. Marine Environmental Research 26: 97-112.

 

Hunt, C. D. and J. R. Kelly. 1988. Mn cycling in coastal regions: response to eutrophication. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 26: 527-558.

 

Keller, A. A. 1988. An empirical model of primary productivity (14C) using mesocosm data along a nutrient gradient. Journal of Plankton Research 10: 813-834.

 

Keller, A. A. 1988. Estimating phytoplankton productivity from light availability and biomass in the MERL mesocosms and Narragansett Bay. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 45: 159-168.

 

Klos, E. 1988. An experimental estuarine salinity gradient. Proceedings of the Oceans '88 Conference, 1529-1535.

 

Santschi, P. H. 1988. Factors controlling the biogeochemical cycles of trace elements in fresh and coastal marine waters as revealed by artificial radioisotopes. Limnol. Oceanogr. 33: 848-866.

 

Sullivan, B. K. and P. J. Ritacco. 1988. Effects of nutrients and copper on copepod population dynamics: a mesocosm study. In, M. S. Evans (ed.), Toxic Contaminants and Ecosystem Health: A Great Lakes Focus, J. Wiley & Sons, Inc., pp. 335-357.

 

Widbom, B. and R. Elmgren. 1988. Response of benthic meiofauna to nutrient enrichment of experimental marine ecosystems. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 42: 257-268.

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1987

Bender, M., K. Grande, K. Johnson, J. Marra, P.J. Leb. Williams, J. Sieburth, M. Pilson, C. Langdon, G. Hitchcock, J. Orchardo, C. Hunt and P. Donaghay. 1987. A comparison of four methods for determining planktonic community production. Limnol. Oceanogr. 32(5):1085-1098.

 

Doering, P. H., J. R. Kelly, C. A. Oviatt and T. Sowers. 1987. Effect of the hard clam Mercenaria mercenaria on benthic fluxes of inorganic nutrients and gases. Mar. Biol. 94:377-383.

 

Hinga, K. R. , D. Adelman and M. E. Q. Pilson. 1987. Radiolabeled butyl tin studies in the MERL enclosed ecosystems. Oceans 87 Proceedings, Vol. 4: 1416-1419.

 

Hinga, K. R. and M. E. Q. Pilson. 1987. Persistence of benz[a]anthracene degradation products in an enclosed marine ecosystem. Environ. Sci. Technol. 21:648-653.

 

Keller, A. 1987. Modeling and forecasting primary production rates using Box-Jenkins transfer models. Can. J. Fish. and Aquat. Sci. 44: 1045-1052.

 

Keller, A. 1987. Mesocosm studies of DCMU-enhanced fluorescence as a measure of phytoplankton photosynthesis. Mar. Biol. 96: 107-114.

 

Oviatt, C. A., J. G. Quinn, J. T. Maughan, J. T. Ellis, B. K. Sullivan, J. N. Gearing, P. J. Gearing, C. D. Hunt, P. A. Sampou, and J. S. Latimer. 1987. Fate and effects of sewage sludge in the coastal marine environment: a mesocosm experiment. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 41: 187-203.

 

Santschi, P. H., M. Amdurer, D. Adler, P. O'Hara, Y.-H. Li and P. Doering. 1987. Relative mobility of radioactive trace elements across the sediment-water interface in the MERL model ecosystems of Narragansett Bay. J. Mar. Res. 45: 1007-1048.

 

Stacey, B. M. and B. M. Marcotte. 1987. Chronic effect of No. 2 fuel oil on population dynamics of harpacticoid copepods in experimental marine mesocosms. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 40: 61-68.

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1986

Doering, P. H. and C. A. Oviatt. 1986. Application of filtration rate models to field populations of bivalves; an assessment using experimental mesocosms. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 31: 265-275.

 

Doering, P. H., C. A. Oviatt, and J. R. Kelly. 1986. The effects of the filter feeding clam Mercenaria mercenaria on carbon cycling in experimental marine mesocosms. J. Mar. Res. 44: 839-861.

 

Fox, M. F., D. R. Kester and C. D. Hunt. 1986. Vertical transport processes of an acid-iron waste in a MERL stratified mesocosm. Environ. Sci. Technol. 20: 62-68.

 

Frithsen, J. B. and P. H. Doering. 1986. Active enhancement of particle removal from the water column by tentaculate benthic polychaetes. Ophelia 25: 169-182.

 

Frithsen, J. B., D. T. Rudnick and P. H. Doering. 1986. The determination of fresh organic carbon weight from formaldehyde preserved macrofaunal samples. Hydrobiologia 133: 203-208.

 

Hinga, K. R., M. E. Q. Pilson, G. Almquist and R. F. Lee. 1986. The degredation of 7, 12-dimethylbenz(a)anthracene in an enclosed marine ecosystem. Mar. Environ. Res. 18: 79-91.

 

Kelly, J. R. and S. A. Levin. 1986. A comparison of aquatic and terrestrial nutrient cycling and production processes in natural ecosystems, with reference to ecological concepts of relevance to some waste disposal issues. In, G. Kullenberg, ed., The Role of the Oceans as a Waste Disposal Option. D. Reidel Publ Co, pp. 165-203.

 

Levin, L. A. 1986. Effects of enrichment on reproduction in the opportunistic polychaete Streblospio benedicti (Webster): A mesocosm study. Biol. Bull. 171: 143-160.

 

Nixon, S. W., C. D. Hunt and B. L. Nowicki. 1986. The retention of nutrients (C, N, P), heavy metals (Mn, Cd, Pb, Cu), and petroleum hydrocarbons in Narragansett Bay. In, P. Lasserre and J. M. Martin, eds. Biogeochemical Processes at the Land-Sea Boundary. Elsevier, NY, pp. 99-122.

 

Nixon, S. W., C. A. Oviatt, J. Frithsen and B. Sullivan. 1986. Nutrients and the productivity of estuarine and coastal marine ecosystems. J. Limnol. Soc. South Africa 12(1/2): 43-71.

 

Nyffeler, U. P., P. H. Santschi and Y.-H. Li. 1986. The relevance of scavenging kinetics to modelling of sediment-water interactions in naural waters. Limnol. Oceanogr. 31: 277-292.

 

Oviatt, C. A., A. A. Keller, P. A. Sampou and L. L. Beatty. 1986. Patterns of productivity during eutrophication: a mesocosm experiment. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 28: 69-80.

 

Oviatt, C. A., D. T. Rudnick, A. A. Keller, P. A. Sampou and G. T. Almquist. 1986. A comparison of system (O2 and CO2) and C-14 measurements of metabolism in estuarine mesocosms. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 28: 57-67.

 

Rudnick, D. T. and C. A. Oviatt. 1986. Seasonal lags between organic carbon deposition and mineralization in marine sediments. J. Mar. Res. 44: 815-837.

 

Santschi, P. H., Y.-H. Li, P. O'Hara and M. Amdurer. 1986. Removal and backdiffusion processes of radiotracers in shallow coastal marine ecosystems of Narragansett Bay, R. I., USA. Rapp. P.-v. Reun. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 186: 212-218.

 

Santschi, P. H., U. P. Nyffeler, Y.-H. Li, and P. O'Hara. 1986. Radionuclide cycling in natural waters: relevance of scavenging kinetics. Ch. 17, pp. 183-191 in P. G. Sly (Ed.), Sediments and Water Interactions. Springer-Verlag, New York.

 

Sullivan, B. K. and L. T. McManus. 1986. Factors controlling seasonal succession of the copepods Acartia hudsonica and A. tonsa in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island: Temperature and resting egg production. Mar. Ecol. Progress Series 28: 121-128.

 

Wakeham, S. G., E. A. Canuel and P. H. Doering. 1986. Behavior of aliphatic hydrocarbons in coastal seawater: mesocosm experiments with [14C]-octadecane and [14C]-decane. Environ. Sci. Technol. 20: 574-580.

 

Wakeham, S. G., E. A. Canuel and P. H. Doering. 1986. Geochemistry of volatile organic compounds in seawater: mesocosm experiments with 14C-model compounds. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 50: 1163-1172.

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1985

Berounsky, V. M. and S. W. Nixon. 1985. Eutrophication and the rate of net nitrification in a coastal marine ecosystem. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 20: 775-781.

 

Brown, M.F. and D.R. Kester. 1985. Fate of ocean dumped acid-iron waste in a MERL stratified microcosm. In, I.W. Duedall, B.H. Ketchum, P.K. Park, and D.R. Kester, eds., Wastes in the Ocean. Wiley-Interscience, NY.

 

Donaghay, P. L. 1985. An experimental test of the relative significance of food quality and past feeding history to limitation of egg production of the estuarine copepod Acartiatonsa. Arch. Hydrobiol. Beih. Ergebn. Limnol. 21: 235-245.

 

Donaghay, P. L. and E. Klos. 1985. Physical, chemical and biological responses to simulated wind and tidal mixing in experimental marine ecosystems. Mar. Ecol. Progress Series 26: 35-45.

 

Fox, M. F. and D. R. Kester. 1985. Fate of ocean-dumped acid iron waste in a stratified microcosm. In, I. W. Duedall, B. H. Ketchum, P. K. Park, and D. R. Kester, eds., Wastes in the Ocean, Vol. 5. Wiley-Interscience, NY, pp. 171-185.

 

Frithsen, J. B., R. Elmgren and D. T. Rudnick. 1985. The responses of benthic meiofauna to long term, low level additions of No. 2 fuel oil. Mar. Ecol. Progress Series 23: 1-14.

 

Frithsen, J. B. and M.E.Q. Pilson. 1985. Effect of inorganic nutrient additions in coastal areas: a mesocosm experiement data report. Volume 1. MERL Publication Series, Report No. 3, 176 pp.

 

Grassle, J. F., J. P. Grassle, L. S. Brown-Leger, R. F. Petrecca, and N. J. Copley. 1985. Subtidal macrobenthos of Narragansett Bay. Field and mesocosm studies of the effects of eutrophication and organic input on benthic populations. In, J. S. Gray and M. E. Christiansen, eds., Marine Biology of Polar Regions and Effects of Stress on Marine Organisms. Wiley, NY, pp. 421-434.

 

Hobbie, J.E. and J.J. Cole. 1985. Response of a detrital foodweb to eutrophication. Bull. Mar. Sci. 35: 357-363.

 

Kelly, J. R., V. M. Berounsky, S. W. Nixon and C. A. Oviatt. 1985. Benthic-pelagic coupling and nutrient cycling across an experimental eutrophication gradient. Mar. Ecol. Progress Series 26: 207-219.

 

Lane, P.A. 1985. Receiving water responses to wastewater discharges to the marine environment biological effects and risk analysis. In, Wastewater Discharges to Marine Environment, D. Waller (ed.). T.U.N.S. Symposium.

 

Pilson, Michael E. Q. 1985. Annual cycles of nutrients and chlorophyll in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. J. Mar. Res. 43: 849-873.

 

Pruell, R. J. and J.G. Quinn. 1985. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in surface sediments held in experimental mesocosms. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 10: 183-200.

 

Rudnick, D.T., R. Elmgren and J.B. Frithsen. 1985. Meiofaunal prominence and benthic seasonality in a coastal marine ecosystem. Oecologia 67: 157-168.

 

Santschi, Peter H. 1985. The MERL mesocosm approach for studying sediment-water interactions and ecotoxicology. Environ. Tech. Lett. 6: 335-350.

 

Seitzinger, S. P. and S. W. Nixon. 1985. Eutrophication and the rate of denitrification and N2O production in coastal marine sediments. Limnol. Oceanogr. 30: 1332-1339.

 

Sullivan, B. K. and P. J. Ritacco. 1985. Ammonia toxicity to larval copepods in eutrophic marine ecosystems: a comparison of results from bioassays and enclosed experimental ecosystems. Aquatic Toxicology 7: 205-217.

 

Sullivan, B. K. and P. J. Ritacco. 1985. The response of dominant copepod species to food limitation in a coastal marine ecosystem. Arch. Hydrobiol. Beih. Ergebn. Limnol. 21: 407-418.

 

Wakeham, S. G., E. A. Canuel, P. H. Doering, J. E. Hobbie, J. V. K. Helfrich and G. R. G. Lough. 1985. The biogeochemistry of toluene in coastal seawater: radiotracer experiments in controlled ecosystems. Biogeochemistry 1: 307-328.

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1984

Donaghay, P. L. 1984. Utility of mesocosms to assess marine pollution. In, H. H. White, ed., Concepts in Marine Pollution Measurements. Maryland Sea Grant College, College Park, MD, pp. 589-620.

 

Frithsen, J. B. 1984. Metal incorporation by benthic fauna; relationship to sediment inventory. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 19: 523-539.

 

Frithsen, J. B. 1984. Ecological studies of benthic meiofauna in mesocosms. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

 

Gearing, J. N., P. J. Gearing, D. Rudnick, A. G. Requejo, and M. Hutchins. 1984. The isotopic variability of organic carbon in a phytoplankton-based, temperate estuary. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 48: 1089-1098.

 

Grassle, J. P. and J. F. Grassle. 1984. The utility of studying the effects of pollutants on single species populations in benthos of mesocosms and coastal ecosystems. In, H. H. White, ed., Concepts in Marine Pollution Measurements, Maryland Sea Grant College, College Park, MD, pp. 621-642.

 

Hinga, Kenneth R. 1984. The fate of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in enclosed marine ecosystems. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

 

Hobbie, J. E. and J. J. Cole. 1984. Response of a detrital foodweb to eutrophication. Bull. Mar. Sci. 35: 357-363.

 

Hong, Hua-Shen. 1984. Chemistry of iron in different marine environments and the binding of iron, copper, manganese and aluminum with particles in a microcosm system. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

 

Nixon, S. W., M. E. Q. Pilson, C. A. Oviatt, P. Donaghay, B. Sullivan, S. Seitzinger, D. Rudnick, and J. Frithsen. 1984. Eutrophication of a coastal marine ecosystem - an experimental study using the MERL microcosms. Pp. 105-135 in, M.J.R. Fasham, ed., Flows of energy and Materials in Marine Ecosystems: Theory and Practice, Plenum Press, NY, pp. 105-135.

 

Oviatt, C. A. 1984. Introduction: Ecology as an experimental science and management tool. In, H. White, ed., Concepts in Marine Pollution Measurements. Maryland Sea Grant College, College Park, MD, pp. 539-547.

 

Oviatt, C.A., M.E.Q. Pilson, S.W. Nixon, J.B. Frithsen, D.T. Rudnick, J.B. Kelly, J.F. Grassle and J.P. Grassle. l984. Recovery of a polluted estuarine ecosystem: a mesocosm experiment. Mar. Ecol. Progress Series 16: 203-217.

 

Pilson, M. E. Q. 1984. Should we know the fates of pollutants? In, H. H. White, ed., Concepts in Marine Pollution Measurements. Maryland Sea Grant College, College Park, MD, pp. 575-588.

 

Pruell, Richard J. 1984. The geochemistry of organic contaminants in Narragansett Bay sediments and the availability of these compounds to the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

 

Rudnick, David. 1984. Seasonality of community structure and carbon in upper Narragansett Bay sediments. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island.

 

Santschi, P. H., U. Nyffeler, R. Anderson and S. Schiff. 1984. The enclosure as a tool for the assessment of transport and effects of pollutants in lakes. In, H. H. White, ed., Concepts in Marine Pollution Measurements. Maryland Sea College, College Park, MD, pp. 549-562.

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1983

Amdurer, Michael. 1983. Chemical speciation and cycling of trace elements in estuaries: radiotracer studies in marine microcosms. Thesis for Ph.D., Columbia University, New York.

 

Amdurer, M., D. M. Adler, and P. H. Santschi. 1983. Studies of the chemical forms of trace elements in sea water using radiotracers pp. 537-561 In, C. S. Wong, E. Boyle, K. W. Bruland, J. D. Burton and E. D. Goldberg, eds., Trace Metals in Sea Water, Plenum Press, New York. 920 pp.

 

Frithsen, J. B., D. T. Rudnick and R. Elmgren. 1983. A new flow-through corer for the quantitative sampling of surface sediments. Hydrobiologia. 99: 75-79.

 

Gearing, J. N. and P. J. Gearing. 1983. Suspended load and solubility effect on sedimentation of petroleum hydrocarbons in controlled estuarine ecosystems. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 40: 54-62.

 

Gearing, J.N. and P.J. Gearing. 1983. Suspended load and solubility effect on sedimentation of petroleum hydrocarbons in controlled estuarine ecosystems. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 40: 54-62.

 

Hunt, C. D. 1983. Variability in the benthic Mn flux in coastal marine ecosystems resulting from temperature and primary production. Limnol. and Oceanogr. 28: 913-923.

 

Hunt, C. D. 1983. Incorporation and deposition of Mn and other trace metals by flocculent organic matter in a controlled marine ecosystem. Limnol. and Oceanogr. 28: 302-308.

 

Hunt, C. D. and D. L. Smith. 1983. Remobilization of metals from polluted marine sediments. Can. J. Fish. and Aquatic Sci. 40: 132-142.

 

Johnson, K. M., C. M. Burney and J. McN. Sieburth. 1983. Precise and accurate determination by infrared photometry of CO2 dynamics in marine ecosystems. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 10: 251-256.

 

Lambert, C.E. and C.A. Oviatt, Eds. 1983. Manual of biological and geochemical techniques in coastal areas. MERL Publication Series, Report No. 1. 281 pp.

 

Lee, R. F. and C. Ryan. 1983. Microbial and photochemical degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in estuarine waters and sediments. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 40(Suppl. 2): 86-94.

 

Nixon, S.W. 1983. Estuarine ecology a comparative and experimental analysis using 14 estuaries and the MERL mesocosms. Final Report to the U.S. EPA, Chesapeake Bay Program, under Grant No. X-003259-01, 59. pp.

 

Nixon, S. W. and M. E. Q. Pilson. 1983. Nitrogen in estuarine and coastal marine ecosystems. In, Carpenter, E. J. and D. G. Capone, eds., Nitrogen in the Marine Environment, Academic Press, NY, pp. 565-648.

 

Santschi, P. H., D. Adler and M. Amdurer. 1983. The fate of particles and particle-reactive trace metals in coastal waters: radioisotope studies in microcosms. In, C. S. Wong, E. Boyle, K. W. Bruland, J. D. Burton, and E. D. Goldberg, eds., Trace Metals in Sea Water, Plenum Press, NY, pp. 331-349.

 

Santschi, P. H., Y.-H. Li, D. M. Adler, M. Amdurer, J. Bell, and U. P. Nyffeler. 1983. The relative mobility of natural (Th, Pb and Po) and fallout (Pu, Am, Cs) radionuclides in the coastal marine environment: results from model ecosystems (MERL) and Narragansett Bay. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta. 47: 201-210.

 

Seitzinger, S. P., M. E. Q. Pilson and S. W. Nixon. 1983. Nitrous oxide production in nearshore marine sediments. Science 222: 1244-1246.

 

Wakeham, S. G., J. T. Goodwin and A. C. Davis. 1983. Distributions and fate of volatile organic compounds in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Can. J. Fish. Aquatic Sci. 40: 304-321.

 

Wakeham, S. G., A. C. Davis and J. A. Karas. 1983. Mesocosm experiments to determine the fate and persistance of volatile organic compounds in coastal seawater. Environmental Science and Technology 17: 611-617

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1982

Amdurer, M., D.M. Adler and P.H. Santschi. 1982. Radiotracers in studies of trace metal behaviour in mesocosms: advantages and limitations. In, G.D. Grice and M.R. Reeve, eds., Marine Mesocosms: Biological and chemical Research in Experimental Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag, NY, pp. 81-95.

 

Davis, P.G. 1982. Bacterivorous flagellates in marine waters. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island. 180 pp.

 

Davis, P.G. and J. McN. Sieburth. 1982. Differentiation of phototrophic and heterotrophic nanoplankton populations in marine waters by epiflourescence microscopy. Ann. Inst. Oceanogr., Paris, 58(S): 249-260.

 

Elmgren, R. and J.B. Frithsen. 1982. The use of experimental ecosystems for evaluating the environmental impact of pollutants: A comparison of an oil spill in the Baltic Sea and two long-term, low-level oil addition experiments in mesocosms. Pp. 153-165 in, G.D. Grice and M.R. Reeve, eds., Marine Mesocosms: Biological and Chemical Research in Experimental Ecosystem. Springer-Verlag, NY, pp. 153-165.

 

Farrington, J.W., B.W. Tripp, J.M. Teal, G. Mille, K. Tjessem, A.C. Davis, J. Livramento, N.A. Hayward, and N.M. Frew. 1982. Biogeochemistry of aromatic hydrocarbons in the benthos of microcosms. Toxicological and Environmental Chemistry 5: 331-346.

 

Gearing, P.J. and J.N. Gearing. 1982. Transport of No. 2 fuel oil between water column, surface microlayer, and atmosphere in controlled ecosystems. Marine Environmental Research 6: 133-143.

 

Gearing, P.J. and J.N. Gearing. 1982. Behavior of No. 2 fuel oil in the water column of controlled ecosystems. Marine Environmental Research 6: 115-132.

 

Hunt, C.D. and D.L. Smith. 1982. Controlled marine ecosystems-A tool for studying stable trace metal cycles: Long-term response and variability. In, G.D. Grice and M.R. Reeve, eds., Marine Mesocosms:Biologicaland Chemical Research in Experimental Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag, NY, pp. 111-122.

 

Lee, R.F., K. Hinga and G. Almquist. 1982. Fate of radiolabeled polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and pentachlorophenol in enclosed marine ecosystems. In, G.D. Grice and M.R. Reeve, eds., Marine Mesocosms: Biological and Chemical Research in Experimental Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag, NY, pp. 123-135.

 

Olsen, S., M.E.Q. Pilson, C.A. Oviatt, and J.N. Gearing. 1982. Ecological consequences of low, sustained concentrations of petroleum hydrocarbons in temperate estuaries. Marine Ecosystems Research Laboratory, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI. 30 pp.

 

Oviatt, C.A., J. Frithsen, J. Gearing and P. Gearing. 1982. Low chronic additions of No. 2 fuel oil: chemical behavior, biological impact and recovery in a simulated estuarine environment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 9: 121-136.

 

Oviatt, C.A., M.E.Q. Pilson, C.D. Hunt, S.W. Nixon, J.G. Quinn, J.F. Grassle, S.G. Wakeham, and J.P. Grassle. 1982. Recovery of a polluted estuarine system: a mesocosm experiment. 70th Statutory Meeting, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. C.M.1982/E:48, Marine Environmental Quality Committee, Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 11-15, 1982.

 

Santschi, P.H. 1982. Application of enclosures to the study of ocean chemistry.
In, G.D. Grice and M.R. Reeve, eds., Marine Mesocosms: Biological and Chemical Research in Experimental Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag, NY, pp. 63-80.

 

Santschi, P.H., S. Carson, and Y.-Hi. Li. 1982. Natural radionuclides as tracers for geochemical processes in MERL mesocosms and Narragansett Bay. In, G.D. Grice and M.R. Reeve, eds., Marine Mesocosms: Biological and Chemical Research in Experimental Ecosystems, Springer-Verlag, NY, pp. 97-109.

 

Santschi, P.H. and Y.-H. Li. 1982. Removal pathways of Th and Pu isotopes in coastal marine environments. In, K.G. Vohra, K.C. Pillai, U.C. Mishra and S. Sadasivan, eds., Natural Radiation Environment, Proc. of a Symp. Jan. 19-23, Bombay, India.

 

Smith, W., V.R. Gibson, and J.F. Grassle. 1982. Replication in controlled marine systems: presenting the evidence. In, G.D. Grice and M.R. Reeve, eds., Marine Mesocosms: Biological and Chemical Research in Experimental Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag, NY, pp. 217-225.

 

Vargo, G.A., M. Hutchins, and G. Almquist. 1982. The effect of low, chronic levels of No. 2 fuel oil on natural phytoplankton assemblages in microcosms: 1. Species composition and seasonal succession. Mar. Environ. Res. 6: 245-264.

 

Wakeham, S.G., A.C. Davis and J.T. Goodwin. 1982. Biogeochemistry of volatile organic compounds in marine experimental ecosystems and the estuarine environment - initial results. In: G.D. Grice and M.R. Reeve, eds., Marine Mesocosms: Biological and Chemical Research in Experimental Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag, NY, pp. 137-151.

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1981

Adler, Dennis M. 1981. Tracer studies in marine microcosms: transport processes near the sediment-water interface. Thesis for Ph.D., Columbia University. 346 pp.

 

Beach, Richard G. 1981. Phosphorus uptake and release by sediments from Narragansett Bay. Thesis for M.S., University of Rhode Island. 113 pp.

 

Bopp, R.F., P.H. Santschi, Y.-H. Li and B.L. Deck. 1981. Biodegradation and gas exchange of gaseous alkanes in model estuarine ecosystems. Organic Geochemisty 3: 9-14.

 

Burney, C.M., K.M. Johnson and J. McN. Sieburth. 1981. Diel flux of dissolved carbohydrate in a salt marsh and a simulated estuarine ecosystem. Marine Biology 63: 175-187.

 

Caron, D.A. and J. McN. Sieburth. 1981. Response of peritrichous ciliates in fouling communities to seawater-accomodated hydrocarbons. Trans. Am. Microsc. Soc. 100: 183-203.

 

Caron, D.A. and J. McN. Sieburth. 1981. Disruption of the primary fouling sequence on fiber glass- reinforced plastic submerged in the marine environment. App. and Environ. Microbiol. 41: 268-273.

 

Douglas, Gregory S. 1981. The distribution of dissolved and absorbed ammonia in Narragansett Bay sediments. Thesis for M.S., University of Rhode Island. 90 pp.

 

Grassle, J.F., R. Elmgren and J.P. Grassle. 1981. Response of benthic communities in MERL experimental ecosystems to low level, chronic additions of #2 fuel oil. Marine Environ. Res. 4: 279-297.

 

Hanson, Alfred K., Jr. 1981. The distribution and biogeochemistry of transition metal-organic complexes in marine waters. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island. 174 pp.

 

Johnson, K.M., C.M. Burney and J. McN. Sieburth. 1981. Enigmatic marine ecosystem metabolism measured by direct diel CO2 and O2 flux in conjunction with DOC release and uptake. Mar. Biol. 65: 49-60.

 

Oviatt, C.A. 1981. Effects of different mixing schedules on phytoplankton, zooplankton and nutrients in marine microcosms. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 4: 57-67.

 

Oviatt, C.A., B.A. Buckley and S.W. Nixon. 1981. Annual phytoplankton metabolism in Narragansett Bay calculated from survey field measurements and microcosm observations. Estuaries 4: 167-175.

 

Oviatt, C.A., C.D. Hunt, G.A. Vargo and K.W. Kopchynski. 1981. Simulation of a storm event in marine microcosms. J. Mar. Res. 39: 605-626.

 

Vargo, S.L. 1981. The effects of chronic low concentrations of No. 2 fuel oil on the physiology of a temperate estuarine zooplankton community in the MERL microcosms. In, F.J. Vernberg, A. Calabrese, F.P. Thurnberg, and W.B. Vernberg, eds., Biological monitoring of marine pollutants, Academic Press, NY, pp. 295-322.

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1980

Adler, D., M. Amdurer, and P. Santschi. 1980. Metal tracers in two marine microcosms: sensitivity to scale and configuration. In, John P. Giesy, ed., Microcosms in Ecological Research.  DOE Symposium Series, Augusta, GA, Nov. 8-10, 1978, CONF 781101, NTIS, pp. 348-368.

 

Berman, Mark S. 1980. The feeding behavior of the calanoid copepods of Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island. 106 pp.

 

Berman, M. and D.R. Heinle. 1980. Modification of the feeding behavior of marine copepods by sublethal concentrations of water-accommodated fuel oil. Marine Biology 56: 59-64.

 

Burney, C.M. 1980. Dissolved carbohydrate dynamics in the sea. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island. 221 pp.

 

Elmgren, R., J.F. Grassle, J.P. Grassle, D.R. Heinle, G. Langlois,S.L. Vargo and G.A. Vargo. 1980. Trophic interactions in experimental marine ecosystems perturbed by oil. In, John P. Giesy, ed., Microcosms in Ecological Research. DOE Symposium Series, Augusta, GA, Nov. 8-10. 1978. CONF 781101,NTIS, pp. 779-800.

 

Gearing, P.J., J.N. Gearing, R.J. Pruell, T.L. Wade and J.G.Quinn. 1980. Partitioning of No. 2 fuel oil in controlled estuarine ecosystems: sediments and suspended particulate matter. Environmental Science & Technology 14: 1129-1136.

 

Hinga, K.R., M.E.Q. Pilson, R.F. Lee, J.W. Farrington, K. Tjessem and A.C. Davis. 1980. Biogeochemistry of benzanthracene in an enclosed marine ecosystem. Environmental Science & Technology 14: 1136-1143.

 

Hunt, C.D. and D.L. Smith. 1980. Conversion of dissolved Mn to particulate Mn during a diatom bloom: effects on the Mn cycle in the MERL microcosms. In, John P. Giesy, ed., Microcosms in Ecological Research. DOE Symposium Series, Augusta, GA, Nov. 8-19. 1978. CONF 781101, NTIS, pp. 850-868.

 

Lee, Richard F. 1980. Processes affecting the fate of oil in the sea. In, R.A. Geyer, ed., Marine Environmental Pollution. 1.Hydrocarbons. Elsevier Scientific Publishing Co., Amsterdam, pp. 337-351.

 

Nixon, S.W., D. Alonso, M.E.Q. Pilson and B.A. Buckley. 1980. Turbulent mixing in aquatic microcosms. In, John P. Giesy, ed., Microcosms in Ecological Research. DOE Symposium Series, Augusta, GA, Nov. 8-19. 1978. CONF 781101, NTIS, pp. 818-849.

 

Oviatt, C.A. Some aspects of water quality in and pollution sources to the Providence River. Report for Region I, Environmental Protection Agency, Sept. 1979-Sept. 1980, Contract #68-04-1002, 236 pp.

 

Oviatt, C.A., H. Walker and M.E.Q. Pilson. 1980. An exploratory analysis of microcosm and ecosystem behavior using multivariate techniques. Marine Ecology Progress Series 2: 179-191.

 

Pilson, M.E.Q. and S.W. Nixon. 1980. Marine microcosms in ecological research. In, John P. Giesy, ed., Microcosms in Ecological Research. DOE Symposium Series, Augusta, GA, Nov. 8-10, 1978, CONF 781101, NTIS, pp. 724-741.

 

Pilson, M.E.Q., C.A. Oviatt and S.W. Nixon. 1980. Annual nutrient cycles in a marine microcosm. In, John P. Giesy, ed., Microcosms in Ecological Research. DOE Symposium Series, Augusta, GA, Nov. 8-10, 1978, CONF 781101, NTIS, pp. 753-778.

 

Ritacco, Patricia. 1980. Seasonal metabolic, reproductive, and biochemical storage cycles of the bivalve Nucula annulata from natural and microcosm environments. Thesis for M.S., University of Rhode Island.

 

Santschi, P.H., D. Adler, M. Amdurer, Y.-H. Li and J. Bell. 1980. Thorium isotopes as analogues for "particle-reactive" pollutants in coastal environments. Earth & Planetary Science Letters 47: 327-335.

 

Wade, T.L. and J.G. Quinn. 1980. Incorporation, distribution and fate of saturated petroleum hydrocarbons in sediments from a controlled marine ecosystem. Marine Environmental Research 3: 15-33.

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1979

Gearing, J.N., P.J. Gearing, T. Wade, J.G. Quinn, H.B. McCarty, J. Farrington, and R.F. Lee. 1979. The rates of transport and fates of petroleum hydrocarbons in a controlled marine ecosystem and a note on analytical variability. In, Proc. 1979 Oil Spill Conference. American Petroleum Institute, Washington, DC, Publ. No. 4308., pp. 555-564.

 

Nixon, S.W., C.A. Oviatt and B.A. Buckley. 1979. Turbulent Mixing in Marine Microcosms-Some Relative Measures and Ecological Consequences. In, Advances in Marine Environmental Research. Proceeding of a Symposium. EPA-600/9-79-035, Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, US Environmental Protections Agency, Narragansett, RI, pp. 382-409.

 

Pilson, M.E.Q. 1979. The MERL mesocosms: summary of results from 1976 through 1978. The Marine Ecosystems Research Laboratory, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, 45 pp.

 

Pilson, M.E.Q., C.A. Oviatt, G.A. Vargo and S.L. Vargo. 1979. Replicability of MERL microcosms: Initial observations. In, F.S. Jacoff, ed., Advances in Marine EnvironmentalResearch,Proc. of a Symp., June 1977. EPA-600/9-79-035, Environmental Protection Agency, Narragansett, RI, pp. 359-381.

 

Pilson, M.E.Q., G. Vargo, C. Hunt, J. Gearing, P. Gearing, and K. Hinga. 1979. Use of MERL mesocosms to study the fates and effects of marine pollutants. 67th Statutory Meeting, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, C.M.1979/E-57, Water Quality Committee, Warsaw, Poland, Oct. 1-5, 1979; 9 pp. + 14 figures.

 

Smith, W., V.R. Gibson, L.S. Brown-Leger and J.F. Grassle. 1979. Diversity as an indicator of pollution: cautionary results from microcosm experiments. In, J.F. Grassle, G.P. Patel, W.K. Smith and C. Taillie, eds., Ecological Diversity in Theory and Practice, International Co-operative Publishing House, Fairland, MD, pp. 269-277.

 

Smith, W., D. Kravitz and J.F. Grassle. 1979. Confidence intervals for similarity measures using the two sample jackknife. In, L. Orioci, C.R. Rao and W.M. Stiteler, eds., Multivariate Methods in Ecological Work, International Co-operative Publishing House, Fairland, MD, pp. 253-262.

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1978

Burke, Richard M. 1978. Arsenic speciation in the coastal marine environment. Thesis for M.S., State University of New York at Syracuse. 85 pp.

 

Gearing, J.N., P.J. Gearing, T.F. Lytle and J.S. Lytle. 1978. Comparison of thin layer and column chromatography for separation of sedimentary hydrocarbons. Analytical Chemistry 50: 1833-1836.

 

Johnson, D.L. 1978. Biological mediation of chemical speciation I. Microcosm studies of the diurnal pattern of copper species in seawater. Chemosphere 7: 641-644.

 

Johnson, D.L. and R.M. Burke. 1978. Biological mediation of chemical speciation II. Arsenate reduction during marine phytoplankton blooms. Chemosphere 7: 645-648.

 

Pilson, M.E.Q. 1978. An adventure in studying marine ecosystems. Maritimes 22(2): 12-15, May 1978.

 

Wade, Terry L. 1978. Sedimentary geochemistry of hydrocarbons for Narragansett Bay, RI: incorporation, distribution and fate. Thesis for Ph.D., University of Rhode Island. 83 pp.

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1977

Caron, David A. 1977. Peritrichous ciliates as indicators of pollutional stress on microfouling communities by seawater accommodated hydrocarbons. Thesis for M.S., University of Rhode Island. 100 pp.

 

Pilson, M.E.Q., G.A. Vargo, P.J. Gearing and J.N. Gearing. 1977. Investigation of effects and fates of pollutants. In: Energy/Environment II, Proc. 2nd Nat'l Conf. Interagency R & D Program, EPA-600/9-77-012. Environmental Protection Agency,Washington, DC, pp. 513-516

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