Final Report

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

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Final Report

Integration of Ecological and Socioeconomic Indicators for Estuaries and Watersheds of the Atlantic Slope

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Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Baker, M.E., D. E. Weller, and T. E. Jordan. Improved methods for quantifying regional patterns of riparian buffers. Landscape Ecology (in review).

Baker, M.E., D. E. Weller, and T. E. Jordan. 2005. Comparison of automated watershed delineations: effects on land cover areas, percentages, and relationships to nutrient discharge. Photogrammetric Engineering & Remote Sensing (in press).

Biber, P.D., Paerl, H.W., Gallegos, C.L., Kenworthy, W.J., Fonseca, M.S., 2005. Evaluating indicators of seagrass stress to light limitation in North Carolina. In Estuarine Indicators, Stephen Bortone (ed.). CRC Press, Inc., Washington, DC, pp. 193-209.

Bilkovic, D.M., C.H. Hershner, M.R. Berman, K.J. Havens and D.M. Stanhope. 2004. Evaluating nearshore communities as indicators of ecosystem health. In Estuarine Indicators, Stephen Bortone (ed.). CRC Press, Inc., Washington, DC, pp. 365-379.

Bilkovic, D.M., M. Roggero, C.H. Hershner and K.H. Havens. Influence of land use on macrobenthic communities in nearshore estuarine habitats. Estuaries (in review).

Borisova, T., J. S. Shortle, R.D. Horan, and D.G. Abler. 2005. The value of information for water quality protection. Water Resources Research 41(6), W06004, doi:10.1029/2004WR003576.

Brooks, R.P., M.M. Brinson, K.J. Havens, C.S. Hershner, R.D. Rheinhardt, D.H. Wardrop, D.F. Whigham, A.D. Jacobs, and Jennifer M. Rubbo. Proposed hydrogeomorphic classification for wetlands of the mid-Atlantic region, USA. Wetlands (in review).

Brooks, R.P., M. McKenney-Easterling, M. Brinson, R. Rheinhardt, K. Havens, D. O’Brien, J. Bishop, J. Rubbo, B. Armstrong, and J. Hite. A Stream-Wetland-Riparian (SWR) Index for assessing condition of aquatic ecosystems in small watersheds along the Atlantic Slope of the eastern U.S. (draft MS)

DeLuca, W.V., C.E. Studds, L.L. Rockwood, and P.P. Marra. 2004. Influence of land use on the integrity of marsh bird communities of Chesapeake Bay, USA. Wetlands 24: 837-847.

Gallegos, C.L. and P.D. Biber. 2004. Diagnostic tool sets water quality targets for restoring submerged aquatic vegetation in Chesapeake Bay. Ecological Restoration 22: 296-297.

Gallegos, C.L., Jordan, T.E., Hines, A.H., Weller, D.E., 2005. Temporal variability of optical properties in a shallow, eutrophic estuary: Seasonal and interannual variability. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 64: 156-170.

Havens, K., C. Hershner, D.M. Bilkovic and D.H. Wardrop. November 2004. Assessment of Chesapeake Bay Program selection and use of indicators. EcoHealth (in review).

Hershner, C., K. Havens, D.H. Wardrop and D.M. Bilkovic. A practical concept for developing indicators of aquatic ecosystem health. EcoHealth (in review).

Horan, R., and J. Shortle. 2005. When two wrongs make a right: second best point-nonpoint trading. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 87(2):340-352.

King, R. S. and C. J. Richardson. 2003. Integrating bioassessment and ecological risk assessment: an approach to developing numerical water-quality criteria. Environmental Management 31:795-809.

King, R. S., A. H. Hines, F. D.Craige, and S. Grap. 2005. Regional, watershed, and local correlates of blue crab and bivalve abundances in subestuaries of Chesapeake Bay, USA. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 319:101-116.

King, R. S., J. R. Beaman, D. F. Whigham, A.H. Hines, M.E. Baker, and D.E. Weller. 2004. Watershed land use is strongly linked to PCBs in white perch in Chesapeake Bay subestuaries. Environmental Science and Technology 38: 6546-6552.

King, R. S., M. E. Baker, D. F. Whigham, D. E Weller, T. E. Jordan, M. K. Hurd, and P. F. Kazyak. 2005. Spatial considerations for linking watershed land cover to ecological indicators in streams. Ecological Applications 15: 137-153.

Marshall, E. and J. Shortle. 2005. Using DEA and VEA to evaluate quality of life in the mid-Atlantic states. Agriculture and Resource Economics Review (in press).

Marshall, E., and J. Shortle. 2005. Urban development impacts on ecosystems. In S. Goetz, J. Shortle, and J. Bergstrom (eds.), Land Use Problems and Conflicts: Causes, Consequences and Solutions. Routledge Publishing, New York.

McElfish, J. M., Jr. and L. M. Varnell. 2006. Designing environmental indicators for use in public decisions. Columbia Journal of Environmental Law 31 (1) (in press).

Niemi, G., D. Wardrop, R. Brooks, S. Anderson, V. Brady, H. Paerl, C. Rakocinski, M. Brouwer, B. Levinson, and M. McDonald. 2004. Rationale for a new generation of indicators for coastal waters. Environmental Health Perspectives 112(9): 979-986.

Patil G.P., R.P. Brooks, W.L. Myers, D.J. Rapport, and C. Taillie. 2001. Ecosystem health and its measurement at the landscape scale: Towards the next generation of quantitative assessments. Ecosystem Health 7(4): 307-316.

Patil, G. P., J. Bishop, W.L. Myers, C. Taillie, R. Vraney, and D. H. Wardrop. 2004. Detection and delineation of critical areas using echelons and spatial scan statistics with synoptic cellular data. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 11 (2): 139 – 164.

Patil, G. P., R. P. Brooks, W. L. Myers, and C. Taillie. 2002. Multiscale advanced raster map analysis system for measuring ecosystem health at landscape scale–A novel synergistic consortium initiative. In Managing for Healthy Ecosystems, D. Rapport, W. Lasley, D. Rolston, O. Nielsen, C. Qualset, and A. Damania, (eds.). CRC Press/ Lewis Publishers, Boca Raton, FL, pp. 567-576.

Rheinhardt, R., M. Brinson, R. Brooks, M. McKenney-Easterling, J. Rubbo, J. Hite, and B. Armstrong. Development of a reference-based method for identifying and scoring indicators of condition for Coastal Plain riparian reaches. Ecological Indicators (in press).

Rheinhardt, R., M. Brinson, R. Christian, K. Miller, G. Meyer, C. Bason, and E. Hardison. 2005. Development of Ecological Assessments for Planning Coastal Plain Stream Restoration in Coastal North Carolina. Report presented to the North Carolina Ecosystem Enhancement Program.

Wardrop, D.H., C. Hershner, K. Havens, K. Thornton and D.M. Bilkovic. Developing and communicating a taxonomy of ecological indicators: a case study from the Mid-Atlantic. EcoHealth (in review).

Wardrop, D.H., J.A. Bishop, M. Easterling, K. Hychka, W.L. Myers, G.P. Patil, and C. Taille. 2005. Use of landscape and land use parameters for classification and characterization of watersheds in the Mid-Atlantic across five physiographic provinces. Environmental and Ecological Statistics 12 (2): 209-223.

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Presentations

2001

Borisova T., J. Shortle, and R. Brooks. The Choice and Value of Environmental and Economic Indicators in the TMDL Process. American Water Resources Association's Annual Water Resources Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, November, 2001.

2002

Bilkovic, D.M. and C.H. Hershner. 2002. The applicability of ecological indicators for assessment of fish habitat in the Mid-Atlantic Slope across spatial scales. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography annual meeting, Victoria, British Columbia, June 2002.

Bilkovic, D.M. and C.H. Hershner. 2002. The applicability of ecological indicators for assessment of fish habitat in the Mid-Atlantic Slope across spatial scales. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography meeting, Victoria, British Columbia, June 2002.

King, R.S. and C. J. Richardson. 2002. Detecting changepoints in biological attributes: an approach to developing numerical water-quality criteria. Presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Pittsburgh, PA. May 2002.

Marshall, E., and J. Shortle. 2002. Indicators for assessing the ecological impacts of urban sprawl. Northeast Center for Rural Development Land Use Research Workshop. Land Use Research Workshop, Orlando FL, February 2002.

Molineros, J, and J. Shortle. 2002. Assessing the efficiency of deforestation using Stochastic Frontier Analysis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeast Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, Harrisburg, PA, June 2002.

Patil G.P., J. Bishop, W.L. Myers, C. Taillie, R. Vraney, and D.H. Wardrop. 2002. Detection and delineation of critical areas using echelons and spatial scan statistics with synoptic cellular data. Invited Paper, International Society for Ecosystem Health, Washington, DC, June 2002.

Patil G.P., W.L. Myers, C. Taillie, and D. Wardrop. 2002. Hotspot detection and early warning for synoptic and network-based syndromic surveillance. Invited Poster Presentation, National Syndromic Surveillance Conference, New York City, September 2002.

Wardrop D.H., J.A. Bishop, M. Easterling, K. Hychka, W.L. Myers, G.P. Patil, and C. Taillie. 2002. Use of landscape and land use parameters for classification and characterization of watersheds in the Mid-Atlantic across five physiographic provinces. Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy People Conference, International Society for Ecosystem Health, Washington, DC, June 2002. (Invited paper).

Wardrop D.H., J.A. Bishop, M. Easterling, K. Hychka, W.L. Myers, G. P. Patil, and C. Taillie. 2002. Use of landscape and land use parameters for classification and characterization of watersheds in the Mid-Atlantic across five physiographic provinces. Invited Paper, International Environmetrics Society, Genova, Italy.

2003

Abrahams, N. and J. Shortle. 2003. The performance of compliance measures and instruments in nitrate nonpoint pollution control under uncertainty. Presented at the NAREA workshop, Linkages Between Agricultural and Conservation Policies, Portsmouth, NH, June 2003.

Baker, M.E., D. E. Weller, and T. E. Jordan. 2003. Effect of distance-weighted source areas in geographic predictions of nutrient discharge from coastal-plain watersheds. Presented at the 51st Annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Athens, Georgia, May 2003.

Baker, M.E., D. E. Weller, and T. E. Jordan. 2003. Effect of distance-weighted source areas in geographic predictions of nutrient discharge. Presented at the 18th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Landscape Ecology-US Chapter, Banff Centre, Canada, April 2003.

Balog, A., J. Kipp, J. Shortle, A. Fisher, R. O’Connor, J. Finley, and E. Marshall. 2003. Human dimensions of ecological indicators. Presented at the U.S. EPA workshop on Tools for Assessing Regional Environmental Vulnerability, Valley Forge, PA, May 2003.

Balog, A., J. Kipp, J. Shortle, A. Fisher, R. O’Connor, J. Finley, and E. Marshall. 2003. Human dimensions of ecological indicators. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Atlanta, GA, August 2003.

Bason, C. W. and M. M. Brinson. 2003. Effects of beaver impoundments on water quality in the coastal plain. Oral presentation at the 2003 Society of Wetland Scientists meeting in New Orleans, LA.

Berman, M. R., D. M. Bilkovic, T. Rudnicky and C. Hershner. 2003. Evaluating shoreline conditions at different spatial scales: implications as an ecological indicator. Using Science To Assess Environmental Vulnerabilities, a ReVA-MAIA Conference, Valley Forge - King of Prussia, PA, May 13-15, 2003.

Bilkovic, D.M., C.H. Hershner, M.R. Berman, K.J. Havens, and D. M. Stanhope. 2003. Evaluating nearshore communities as indicators of ecosystem health. Estuarine Indicator Workshop in Sanibel Island, FL, October 29-31, 2003.

Bilkovic, D.M., M.R. Berman, C.H. Hershner, D. M. Stanhope, K.J. Havens and L.Varnell. 2003. Evaluating shoreline conditions as indicators of ecosystem health in estuarine nearshore. Estuarine Research Federation Conference, Seattle, WA, September 14-18, 2003.

Bilkovic, D.M., M.R. Berman, C.H. Hershner, K.J. Havens, D.M. Stanhope and L. Varnell 2003. Evaluating estuarine indicators of ecosystem condition in the nearshore of Chesapeake Bay. 3rd Annual Estuarine and Great Lakes Indicator Development (EAGLE) meeting, Bodega Bay, CA, December 3-5, 2003.

Borisova, T, J. Shortle, R. Horan, and D. Abler. 2003. The value of ecological and economic information in water quality management. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Montreal, Canada, July 2003.

Borisova, T. J. Shortle, R. Horan, and D. Abler. 2003. The value of information for water quality risk management. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Risk Society, Washington, DC, October 2003.

Gallegos, Charles L. 2003. Development of an optical indicator of habitat suitability for submerged aquatic vegetation in estuaries. Presented at the special EaGLes session organized by Hans Paerl, (UNC ACE INC) at the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography meeting, February 2003.

Grap, Sarah, R. S. King, F. D. Craige, and A. H. Hines. 2003. Factors influencing the distributions of blue crabs and bivalves in subestuaries of Chesapeake Bay, USA. Presented at the Benthic Ecology Meeting 2003, Groton, CT, March 2003.

Horan, R., J. Shortle, and D. Abler. 2003. The coordination and design of point-nonpoint trading programs and agri-environmental policies. Presented at the NAREA workshop on Linkages Between Agricultural and Conservation Policies, Portsmouth, NH, June 2003.

King, Ryan S., M. E. Baker, D. F. Whigham, D. E. Weller, and T. E. Jordan. 2003. Spatial considerations for linking watershed landcover to ecological indicators in streams. Invited paper presented at the 6th International Association for Landscape Ecology World Congress, Darwin, Australia, July 2003.

King, Ryan S., M. E. Baker, M. Hurd, P. F. Kazyak, D. F. Whigham, and D. E. Weller. 2003. Spatial factors influence linkages among watershed landcover, environmental conditions, and macroinvertebrate assemblages in coastal-plain streams. Presented at the 51st Annual meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Athens, Georgia, May 2003.

Ranjan, R., J. Shortle, and E. Marshall. 2003. Optimal renewable resource management in the presence of endogenous risk of invasion. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Northeastern Agricultural and Resource Economics Association, Portsmouth, NH, June 2003.

Ranjan, R., J. Shortle, and E. Marshall. 2003. The environmental Kuznets Curve: when the environment exhibits hysteresis. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Montreal, Canada, July 2003.

Rheinhardt, R.D., M.M. Brinson, R.R. Christian, K.H. Miller, and G.F. Meyer. 2003. Developing and calibrating an indicator for biogeochemical condition of headwater riparian ecosystems. Poster presented at the Bodega Bay EaGLes meeting in December 2003.

Rheinhardt, R.D., M.M. Brinson, R.R. Christian, K.H. Miller, and G.F. Meyer. 2003. A series of presentations on reference sites in the Little Contentnea Creek watershed that preceded a half-day field trip demonstrating a preliminary assessment method. Presented to NCWRP in December 2003.

Shortle, J. 2003. The theory of performance based policy instruments. Invited Presentation at the workshop on Performance Based Environmental Policies for Agriculture, sponsored by the Farm Foundation, Winrock International, and USDA-ERS, Washington, DC, March 2003.

Weller, Donald E., S. Walters, T. E. Jordan, and S. D. Prince. 2003. Effects of land cover uncertainty on models predicting watershed nutrient discharges. Presentation at the 18th Annual Symposium of the International Association for Landscape Ecology-US Chapter, Banff Centre, Canada, April 2003.

Whigham, D.F., M. Leck, and R. King. 2003. Plant species diversity in tidal freshwater and tidal brackish wetlands of the mid-Atlantic coast. Presented in the symposium on 'Coastal Wetland Vegetation as a Harbinger of Environmental Change'. Conservation Biology annual meeting, Duluth, MN, June 2003.

2004

Baker, M., R. King, D. Whigham, D. Weller, W. DeLuca, P. Marra, A. Hines, and T. Jordan. . 2005. Identifying linkages between watersheds, wetlands, and shallow sub-estuaries. Public Presentation to the South River Federation, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Headquarters, Annapolis, MD, December 2004.

Baker, M.E. 2004. Chesapeake Bay 101: Land use nutrients and Bay ecology. National Council of Churches: Environmental Clergy Training Plenary. Annapolis, MD, June 19, 2004.

Baker, M.E. 2004. Where’s the Buffer? Spatial Factors Influencing Riparian Ecosystem Structure and Function. Invited seminar, Utah State University, Logan UT, November 30, 2004.

Baker, M.E., D.E. Weller, and T.E. Jordan. 2004. Advances in watershed delineation: do automated methods affect watershed indicators? All-EaGLes meetings, Duluth, MN, October 20, 2004.

Baker, M.E., D.E. Weller, and T.E. Jordan. 2004. Explicit measures of riparian configuration as watershed indicators and landscape metrics. America’s Clean Water Foundation World Water Monitoring Day, Edgewater, MD, October 18, 2004.

Baker, M.E., D.E. Weller, and T.E. Jordan. 2004. Explicit measures of riparian configuration as watershed indicators and landscape metrics. All-EaGLes meetings, Duluth, MN, October 20, 2004.

Baker, M.E., D.E. Weller, and T.E. Jordan. 2004. Explicit measures of riparian configuration as watershed indicators and landscape metrics. Presented at US- EPA/CVI Worskshop: Sharing Methods for Prioritizing Conservation and Restoration, Harpers Ferry, WV, September 28, 2004.

Baker, M.E., D.E. Weller, and T.E. Jordan. 2004. Landscape-level effects of riparian buffers: considering configuration and routing in geographic predictions of nutrient discharge. Presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE), Las Vegas, NV. March 30-April 2, 2004.

Baker, M.E., D.E. Weller, R.S. King, and T.E. Jordan. 2004. Effects of within-watershed land cover arrangement on nutrient discharge. Presented at the North American Benthological Society Meetings, Vancouver, BC. June 6-10, 2004.

Berman, M.R., D.M. Bilkovic and C.H. Hershner. 2004. Assessing Shoreline Condition as an Indicator of Aquatic Ecosystem Health. 4th Annual Estuarine and Great Lakes Indicator Development (EAGLE) meeting in Duluth, MN, September 30 - October 01, 2004.

Bilkovic, D.M., C.H. Hershner, K.J. Havens, M.R. Berman, D.M. Stanhope and L.Varnell. 2004. Assessment of linkages between nearshore habitat and estuarine fish communities in the Chesapeake Bay. ERF- Australia. ECSA37-ERF2004. Ballina, New South Wales, Australia. June 20-25, 2004.

Bilkovic, D.M., C.H. Hershner, M.R. Berman, K.J. Havens, D.M. Stanhope and L.Varnell. 2004. Evaluating estuarine indicators of ecosystem condition in the nearshore of Chesapeake Bay. 4th Annual Estuarine and Great Lakes Indicator Development (EAGLE) meeting in Duluth, MN, September 30 - October 01, 2004.

Brinson, M. M. 2004. General landscape scale concepts. Presented at a workshop: GIS-Based Functional Assessment of Stream in North Carolina, Raleigh, NC. Organized by the Ecosystem Enhancement Program of North Carolina, 21 January 2004.

Brooks, R.P., M.M. Brinson, R. D. Rheinhardt, M. McKenney-Easterling, D. L. O’Brien, and J. M. Rubbo. 2004. Simultaneous monitoring of stream, wetland, and riparian components of watersheds – development of an assessment protocol. Poster presentation at All-EaGLes meeting, Duluth, MN, October 2004.

Havens, K.J. D. O’Brien, T. Rudnicky, D. Schatt, K. Angstadt, D. Stanhope, E. Sherry, and C. Hershner. 2004. A protocol for assessing wetland condition by hydrologic unit within the Coastal Plain of Virginia, USA. ECSA37-ERF2004. Ballina, New South Wales, Australia. June 20-25, 2004.

Havens, K.J. D. O’Brien, T. Rudnicky, D. Schatt, K. Angstadt, D. Stanhope, E. Sherry, and C. Hershner. 2004. Assessing nontidal wetland condition within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia Association of Wetland Professionals, Fredericksburg, Virginia, October 15, 2004.

Havens, K.J. D. O’Brien, T. Rudnicky, D. Schatt, K. Angstadt, D. Stanhope, E. Sherry, and C. Hershner. 2004. Virginia’s methodology for assessing nontidal wetland condition. Mid-Atlantic Wetlands Workgroup, Baltimore, Maryland, December 15, 2004.

King, R. S. 2004. Integrating bioassessment and ecological risk assessment for the development of numerical nutrient criteria for surface waters. United States Environmental Protection Agency, National Risk Management Research Laboratory, Ada, OK, February 2004.

King, R. S., D. F. Whigham, et al. 2004. Linking watershed land use to ecological indicators in streams and subestuaries of Chesapeake Bay. Versar, Inc., Columbia, Maryland, April 2004.

King, R. S., D. F. Whigham, et al. 2004. Linking watershed land use to ecological indicators in streams and subestuaries of Chesapeake Bay. Maryland Stream Monitoring Roundtable Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. February 2004.

King, R. S., J. R. Beaman, D. F. Whigham, A.H. Hines, M.E. Baker, and D.E. Weller. 2004. Urbanization of estuarine watersheds is strongly linked to elevated PCBs in white perch. 4th All EaGLes Meeting, U.S. EPA STAR Program, Duluth, MN. September 2004.

King, R.S., M.E. Baker, D.F. Whigham, D.E. Weller, P.F. Kazyak, M.K. Hurd. 2004. Land-use thresholds and stream macroinvertebrate assemblages: influences of physiography, watershed size, and spatial arrangement. 52nd Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, Vancouver, BC, Canada, June 2004.

Rheinhardt, R.D., M.M. Brinson, R.R. Christian, K.H. Miller, and G.F. Meyer. 2004. Developing and calibrating an indicator for biogeochemical condition of headwater riparian ecosystems. Oral presentation at the EPA EMAP Symposium in Newport, RI: Integrated monitoring and assessment for effective water quality management, May 2004.

Rheinhardt, R.D., M.M. Brinson, R.R. Christian, K.H. Miller, and G.F. Meyer. 2004. Developing and calibrating an indicator for biogeochemical condition of headwater riparian ecosystems. Oral presentation at the Society of Wetland Scientists meeting in Seattle, WA: Charting the future, a quarter of a century of lessons learned, July 2004.

Rheinhardt, R.D., M.M. Brinson, R.R. Christian, K.H. Miller, and G.F. Meyer. 2004. Developing and calibrating an indicator for biogeochemical condition of headwater riparian ecosystems. Poster presented at the EaGLes meeting in Duluth, MN, December 2004.

Rheinhardt, R.D., M.M. Brinson, R.R. Christian, K.H. Miller, G.F. Meyer, J.E. O’Neal. 2004. Developing and calibrating an indicator for biogeochemical condition of headwater riparian ecosystems. Poster presented at the North Carolina Water Resource Research Institute conference in Raleigh, NC: Watershed Assessment and Restoration: Lessons Learned and Future Directions, March 2004.

Weller, D. E., M.E. Baker, and T.E. Jordan. 2004. Considering the amount and location of land cover within watersheds: integrative landscape indicators. America’s Clean Water Foundation World Water Monitoring Day. Edgewater, MD. October 18, 2004.

Weller, D. E., T.E. Jordan, D.L. Correll, and Z-J. Liu. 2004. Effects of land use and land use change on nutrient discharges from the Patuxent River watershed. Invited presentation at the Center for Coastal Physical Oceanography, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA. March 22, 2004.

Weller, D. E., T.E. Jordan, D.L. Correll, and Z-J. Liu. 2004. Effects of land use and land use change on nutrient discharges from the Patuxent River watershed. Invited presentation at Horn Point Laboratory (HPL), University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science, Cambridge, MD. March 24, 2004.

Weller, D.E., D.F. Whigham, and T.E. Jordan. 2004. Landscape indicators of wetland condition in the Nanticoke River Watershed. Invited presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Wetlands Working Group, State College, PA. June 14, 2004.

Weller, D.E., M.E. Baker, and T.E. Jordan. 2004. Considering the amount and location of land cover within watersheds: integrative landscape indicators. Presented at EPA/CVI Worskshop: Sharing Methods for Prioritizing Conservation and Restoration. Harpers Ferry, WV. September 28, 2005.

Weller, D.E., M.E. Baker, and T.E. Jordan. 2004. Considering the amount and location of land cover within watersheds: integrative landscape indicators. ALL-EaGLes meetings, Duluth, MN. October 20, 2005.

Whigham, D.F. 2004. Wetland lessons learned, ignored and avoided. Using Science to Protect Wetlands: Making Science Available to All. Annual Symposium of the Friends for the Marsh. Rider University, Trenton, NJ. May 19 2004.

Whigham, D.F. Integrating wetland measuring and monitoring. Developing “Outcome-based” wetland protection and restoration programs; Measuring and monitoring success. State/Federal Technical Workshop. Sponsored by the Association of State Wetland Managers, International Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, NOAA, US EPA, and US NRCS. March 26, Washington, DC.

Whigham, D.F., R.S. King, W.V. DeLuca, D.M. Bilkovic, P.P. Marra, A.H. Hines, D.E. Weller, M.E. Baker, and C.H. Hershner. 2004. Indicators of linkages between watersheds and shallow estuarine habitats. November. Spa Creek Conservancy, Annapolis, MD. October 2004.

Whigham, D.F., R.S. King, W.V. DeLuca, D.M. Bilkovic, P.P. Marra, A.H. Hines, D.E. Weller, M.E. Baker, and C.H. Hershner. 2004. Scale: The ecological importance of knowing the linkages between processes and patterns at small and large scales. Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary. October 2004.

2005

Baker, M., R. King, D. Whigham, D. Weller, W. DeLuca, P. Marra, A. Hines, and T. Jordan. 2005. Identifying linkages between watersheds, wetlands, and shallow sub-estuaries. All-Hands meeting, Chesapeake Bay Program Headquarters, Annapolis, MD, May 2005.

Baker, M.E. 2005. Where’s the Buffer? Spatial Factors Influencing Riparian Ecosystem Structure and Function. Invited seminar, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA. January 14, 2005.

Baker, M.E., D.E. Weller, and T.E. Jordan. 2004. Advances in watershed delineation: do automated methods affect watershed indicators? Presented at US-EPA/CVI Worskshop: Sharing Methods for Prioritizing Conservation and Restoration, Harpers Ferry, WV, September 28, 2004.

Baker, M.E., D.E. Weller, and T.E. Jordan. 2005. Land cover proportion and arrangement: spatial analysis at SERC. National Association of Science Writers workshop, Edgewater, MD. February 15, 2005.

Baker, M.E., D.E. Weller, and T.E. Jordan. 2005. quantifying regional patterns of riparian buffers: new landscape metrics and effects of stream map resolution. Presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE), Syracuse, NY. March 12-16, 2005.

Baker, M.E., D.E. Weller, and T.E. Jordan. 2005. Transport-distance effects in regional predictions of nitrate discharge: implications for nitrogen transformation. NABS/AGU Joint Session, New Orleans, LA, June 2005.

Baker, M.E., R.S. King, D.F. Whigham, D.E. Weller, W.V. DeLuca, P.P. Marra, A.H. Hines, and T.E. Jordan. 2005. Indicators of Linkages Between Watersheds and Shallow Estuarine Habitats. Invited Plenary, Chesapeake Bay Program, Annapolis, MD, May 9, 2005.

DeLuca, W.V., P.P. Marra, M.E. Baker, R.S. King, and D.E. Weller. 2005. From the land to water: linking watershed land cover and estuarine condition. INTECOL-ESA meeting. Montreal, Canada, August 2005.

Gallegos, C.L. 2005. Two presentations at the Qaquoit Bay NEER, which was convened to educate the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection on the benefits of implementing a bio-optical modeling approach in their coastal bays monitoring program. March 2005.

Havens, K.J. D. O’Brien, T.Rudnicky, D. Schatt, K. Angstadt, D. Stanhope, E. Sherry, and C. Hershner. 2005. Assessing nontidal wetland condition within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Public Hearing on Virginia’s Nontidal Wetland Strategy, Richmond, Virginia, January 12, 2005.

Jordan, T.E., D.E. Weller, and D.L. Correll. 2005. Land use and its influence on watershed nutrient discharges. National Association of Science Writers workshop, Edgewater, MD, February 15, 2005.

King, R. S. 2005. Estimating ecological thresholds for the development of numerical environmental criteria. Special Symposium and Panel Discussion on Nutrient Criteria. Regional SETAC meeting, Balcones Springs, TX, May 2005.

King, R. S., D. F. Whigham et al. 2005. Linking watershed land cover to ecological indicators in streams and subestuaries of Chesapeake Bay. 53th Annual Meeting of the North American Benthological Society, New Orleans, LA, May 2005.

King, R.S., M.E. Baker, D.F. Whigham, D.E. Weller, P.F. Kazyak, M.K. Hurd. 2005. Watershed urbanization and ecological thresholds in streams: influences of physiography, watershed size and spatial arrangement of impervious cover. INTECOL-ESA meeting, Montreal, Canada, August 2005.

King, R.S., M.E. Baker, D.F. Whigham, D.E. Weller, P.F. Kazyak, M.K. Hurd. 2005. Watershed urbanization and ecological thresholds in streams: influences of physiography, watershed size and spatial arrangement of impervious cover. Texas River and Reservoir Management Society Meeting, Waco, TX, May 2005.

Rheinhardt, R.D., M.M. Brinson, R.R. Christian, K.H. Miller, and G.F. Meyer. 2005. Using indicators of riparian condition to assess water quality of stream reaches and watersheds. Presentation at the Estuarine Research Federation annual conference in Norfolk, VA: Biological-physical feedbacks and adaptations, October 2005.

Weller, D.E., M.E. Baker, R.S. King, and T.E. Jordan. 2005. Improved distance-weighting methods for predicting stream responses from watershed land cover. Presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Chapter of the International Association for Landscape Ecology (IALE), Syracuse, NY, March 12-16, 2005.

Whigham, D.F., R.S. King, W. DeLuca, and P.P. Marra. 2005. Phragmites australis in Chesapeake Bay estuarine wetlands – linkages to past and present watershed activities. INTECOL-ESA meeting. Montreal, Canada, August 2005.

Whigham, D.F., R.S. King, W.V. DeLuca, D.M. Bilkovic, P.P. Marra, A.H. Hines, D.E. Weller, M.E. Baker, T.E. Jordan and C.L. Gallegos. 2005. Linking catchment land-use patterns to estuarine condition. U.S.D.A. Continuing Education Course, SERC, Edgewater, MD, April 2005.

Whigham, D.F., R.S. King, W.V. DeLuca, D.M. Bilkovic, P.P. Marra, A.H. Hines, D.E. Weller, M.E. Baker, T.E. Jordan and C.L. Gallegos. 2005. Watershed land-use patterns and estuarine condition – linkages between land and water. Biology Department lecture, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands, April 2005.

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Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Balog, Amy. 2003. User perspectives on environmental indicators for aquatic ecosystems: Results from water quality officials in the Mid-Atlantic states. M.S. Thesis, Environmental Pollution Control, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Bason, Christopher. 2004. Effects of beaver impoundments on stream water quality in the coastal plain. M.S. Thesis, Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.

Bishop, Joseph. A multi-scale watershed approach to habitat integrity and diversity in Pennsylvania. Ph.D. Dissertation (in progress), Ecology Program, The Pennsylvania State University. Partially supported by ASC.

Borisova, Tatiana. 2003. Coping with uncertainty in water quality management through choices of policy instruments and information investments. Ph.D. Dissertation, Agricultural, Environmental, and Regional Economics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Cai, Y. 2003. Integrating environmental and socioeconomic indicators of quality of life assessment using data envelopment analysis. M.S. Thesis, Agricultural, Environmental, and Regional Economics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Partially supported by ASC.

DeLuca, William V. 2003. Multi-scale factors influencing marsh bird communities of the Chesapeake Bay: Developing a marsh bird community index. M. S. Thesis, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia.

Hychka, Kristen. 2005. Landscape indicators of riparian health: A case study in the Upper Juniata River watershed. M.S. Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. Partially supported by ASC.

Laubscher, Susan. 2005. Aquatic macroinvertebrates in Pennsylvania riverine systems: their ecology and utility as bioindicators of condition. M.S. Thesis, Ecology Program, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Saake-Blunk, Kristen. 2005. Integrating ecological assessments to evaluate the condition of the Spring Creek watershed, Centre County, Pennsylvania. Master of Forest Resources Thesis, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

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