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    • Communicating and Understanding Ecosystem Services Assessment With Coastal Stakeholders: Obstacles and Opportunities 

      DeLorme, Denise E.; Stephens, Sonia H.; Collini, Renee C.; Yoskowitz, David; Hagen, Scott C. (Frontiers in Communication, 2021-05-12)
      This paper reports on insights and lessons learned from stakeholder engagement, particularly focus groups, conducted during a multi-year, NOAA-sponsored transdisciplinary project. A major project goal was to demonstrate ...
    • Pricing Options on Water in Texas 

      McColly, Quinn; Mace, Robert; Tissot, Philippe; Yoskowitz, David (Texas Water Journal, 2021-08-10)
      Freshwater scarcity is a growing concern in Texas and the issues that surround it are expected to grow in the coming years. As climate change impacts the variability of precipitation patterns, some of the most useful tools ...
    • Focused Flows to Maintain Natural Nursery Habitats 

      Montagna, Paul A.; McKinney, Larry D.; Yoskowitz, David (Texas Water Journal, 2021-09-27)
      Regulatory standards for environmental flows to estuaries are not common, but they are required in Texas. This has led to adoption of complex freshwater inflow regimes that reflect seasonal and yearly fluctuations that ...
    • Evaluating temporal and spatial transferability of a tidal inundation model for foraging waterbirds 

      Martinez, Marisa T.; Calle, Leonardo; Romañach, Stephanie S.; Gawlik, Dale E. (Ecosphere, 2022-04-03)
      For ecosystem models to be applicable outside their context of development, temporal and spatial transferability must be demonstrated. This presents a challenge for modeling intertidal ecosystems where spatiotemporal ...
    • Seasonal Mixing and Biological Controls of the Carbonate System in a River-Dominated Continental Shelf Subject to Eutrophication and Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico 

      Huang, Wei-Jen; Cai, Wei-Jun; Hu, Xinping (Frontiers in Marine Science, 2021-03-26)
      Large rivers export a large amount of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) and nutrients to continental shelves; and subsequent river-to-sea mixing, eutrophication, and seasonal hypoxia (dissolved oxygen < 2 mg⋅L–1) can further ...
    • Temporal variability and driving factors of the carbonate system in the Aransas Ship Channel, TX, USA: a time series study 

      McCutcheon, Melissa R.; Yao, Hongming; Staryk, Cory J.; Hu, Xinping (Biogeosciences, 2021-08-09)
      The coastal ocean is affected by an array of co-occurring biogeochemical and anthropogenic processes, resulting in substantial heterogeneity in water chemistry, including carbonate chemistry parameters such as pH and partial ...
    • Integrating High-Resolution Coastal Acidification Monitoring Data Across Seven United States Estuaries 

      Rosenau, Nicholas A.; Galavotti, Holly; Yates, Kimberly K.; Bohlen, Curtis C.; Hunt, Christopher W.; Liebman, Matthew; Brown, Cheryl A.; Pacella, Stephen R.; Largier, John L.; Nielsen, Karina J.; Hu, Xinping; McCutcheon, Melissa R.; Vasslides, James M.; Poach, Matthew; Ford, Tom; Johnston, Karina; Steele, Alex (Frontiers in Marine Science, 2021-08-19)
      Beginning in 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) National Estuary Program (NEP) started a collaboration with partners in seven estuaries along the East Coast (Barnegat Bay; Casco Bay), West ...
    • Effects of climate change on metabolite accumulation in freshwater and marine cyanobacteria 

      Huang, I-Shuo; Hu, Xinping; Abdulla, Hussain; Zimba, Paul V. (Elsevier Inc., 2021-09-02)
      Global climate change and anthropogenic nutrient inputs are responsible for increased frequency of cyanobacterial blooms that potentially contain 55 classes of bioactive metabolites. This study investigated the effects of ...
    • A general pattern of trade-offs between ecosystem resistance and resilience to tropical cyclones 

      Patrick, Christopher J.; Kominoski, John S.; McDowell, William H.; Branoff, Benjamin; Lagomasino, David; Leon, Miguel; Hensel, Enie; Hensel, Marc J.S.; Strickland, Bradley A.; Aide, T. Mitchell; Armitage, Anna; Campos-Cerqueira, Marconi; Congdon, Victoria M.; Crowl, Todd A.; Devlin, Donna J.; Douglas, Sarah; Erisman, Brad E.; Feagin, Rusty A.; Geist, Simon J.; Hall, Nathan S.; Hardison, Amber K.; Heithaus, Michael R.; Hogan, J. Aaron; Hogan, J. Derek; Kinard, Sean; Kiszka, Jeremy J.; Lin, Teng-Chiu; Lu, Kaijun; Madden, Christopher J.; Montagna, Paul A.; O'Connell, Christine S.; Proffitt, C. Edward; Reese, Brandi Kiel; Reustle, Joseph W.; Robinson, Kelly L.; Rush, Scott A.; Santos, Rolando O.; Schnetzer, Astrid; Smee, Delbert L.; Smith, Rachel S.; Starr, Gregory; Stauffer, Beth A.; Walker, Lily M.; Weaver, Carolyn A.; Wetz, Michael S.; Whitman, Elizabeth R.; Wilson, Sara S.; Xue, Jianhong; Zou, Xiaoming (Science Advances, 2022-03-02)
      Tropical cyclones drive coastal ecosystem dynamics, and their frequency, intensity, and spatial distribution are predicted to shift with climate change. Patterns of resistance and resilience were synthesized for 4138 ...
    • Ten Years of Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Projects Since the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 

      Diefenderfer, Heida L.; McKinney, Larry D.; Boynton, Walter R.; Heck Jr., Kenneth L.; Kleiss, Barbara A.; Mishra, Deepak R.; Greening, Holly; George II, Albert A.; Carl Kraft, Bethany A.; Kling, Catherine L. (PNAS, 2022-09-16)
      In 2020, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Gulf Research Program created the Committee on Long-Term Environmental Trends in the Gulf of Mexico. Our committee was tasked to consider the ...
    • A Socio-ecological Imperative for Broadening Participation in Coastal and Estuarine Research and Management 

      Harris, L.A.; Grayson, T.; Neckles, H.A.; Emrich, C.T.; Lewis, K.A.; Grimes, K.W.; Williamson, S.; Garza, C.; Whitcraft, C.R.; Pollack, Jennifer Beseres; Talley, D.M.; Fertig, B.; Palinkas, C.M.; Park, S.; Vaudrey, J.M.P.; Fitzgerald, A.M.; Quispe, J. (Estuaries and Coasts, 2022-05-18)
      For most of the scientific disciplines associated with coastal and estuarine research, workforce representation does not match the demographics of communities we serve, especially for Black, Hispanic or Latino, and Indigenous ...
    • Divergence in salinity tolerance of northern Gulf of Mexico eastern oysters under field and laboratory exposure 

      Marshall, Danielle A.; Casas, Sandra M.; Walton, William C.; Rikard, F. Scott; Palmer, Terence A.; Breaux, Natasha J.; La Peyre, Megan K.; Pollack, Jennifer Beseres; Kelly, Morgan; La Peyre, Jerome F. (Conservation Physiology, 2021-08-23)
      The eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, is a foundation species within US Gulf of Mexico (GoM) estuaries that has experienced substantial population declines. As changes from management and climate are expected to ...
    • Dynamics of Restored and Natural Oyster Reefs After a Hurricane 

      Martinez, Meghan J.; Palmer, Terence A.; Breaux, Natasha J.; Pollack, Jennifer Beseres (Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 2022-01-26)
      Restoration of shellfish reefs has increased exponentially over the past two decades, due in part to increased awareness of widespread oyster habitat loss. Large-scale, acute disturbances such as hurricanes have the potential ...
    • Behavior and Ecology of Silky Sharks Around the Chagos Archipelago and Evidence of Indian Ocean Wide Movement 

      Curnick, David J.; Andrzejaczek, Samantha; Jacoby, David M. P.; Coffey, Daniel M.; Carlisle, Aaron B.; Chapple, Taylor K.; Ferretti, Francesco; Schallert, Robert J.; White, Timothy; Block, Barbara A.; Koldewey, Heather J.; Collen, Ben (Frontiers in Marine Science, 2020-12-16)
      Silky sharks (Carcharhinus falciformis) represent a major component of global shark catch, both directly and as bycatch, and populations are declining as a result. An improved understanding of their movement ecology is ...
    • Interspecific variation in juvenile snapper otolith chemical signatures in the northern Gulf of Mexico 

      Patterson III, William F.; Barnett, Beverly K.; Zapp Sluis, Michelle; Cowan Jr., James H.; Shiller, Alan M. (Inter-Research, 2014-06-03)
      The objective of this study was to evaluate whether age-0 lane snapper Lutjanus synagris otolith chemical signatures could serve as accurate proxies for those of its congener, red snapper L. campechanus, among northern ...
    • Benchmarking community structure of estuarine-dependent nekton near the Aransas Pass inlet 

      Stunz, Gregory W.; Coffey, Daniel M.; Seemann, Frauke (2022-04)
      The purpose of this study is to determine the baseline seasonal community structure of estuarine-dependent nekton (fish, shrimp, and crab) in the Aransas Pass inlet region to establish a pre-operational benchmark prior to ...
    • An Indo-Pacific damselfish (Neopomacentrus cyanomos) in the Gulf of Mexico: origin and mode of introduction 

      Robertson, D. Ross; Dominguez-Dominguez, Omar; Victor, Benjamin; Simões, Nuno (PeerJ, 2018-02-07)
      The Indo-West Pacific (IWP) coral-reef damselfish Neopomacentrus cyanomos is well established across the south-west Gulf of Mexico (SwGoMx). Comparisons of mtDNA sequences of the SwGoMx population with those from conspecifics ...
    • The Spotted Cleaner Shrimp, Periclimenes yucatanicus (Ives, 1891), on an Unusual Scleractinian Host 

      González-Muñoz, Ricardo; Garese, Agustín; Acuña, Fabián Horacio; Reimer, James D.; Simões, Nuno (MDPI, 2019-11-12)
      The spotted cleaner shrimp, Periclimenes yucatanicus (Ives, 1891), forms symbioses with sea anemones that may serve as cleaning stations for reef fishes [1]. This Caribbean palaemonid shrimp has usually been reported in ...
    • Comparison of cnidae sizes between the two morphotypes of the giant Caribbean sea anemone Condylactis gigantea (Actiniaria: Actiniidae) 

      González Muñoz, Ricardo Enrique; Hernández-Ortiz, Carlos; Garese, Agustín; Simões, Nuno; Acuña, Fabián Horacio (International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation, 2018-07-04)
      The sea anemone Condylactis gigantea is an ecologically important member of the benthic community in coral reefs of the tropical Atlantic, and displays two morphotypes with respect to the color in their tentacular tips: ...
    • Bivalve Diversity on the Continental Shelf and Deep Sea of the Perdido Fold Belt, Northwest Gulf of Mexico, Mexico 

      Suárez-Mozo, Nancy Yolimar; Vidal-Martínez, Victor Manuel; Aguirre-Macedo, M. Leopoldina; Pech, Daniel; Guerra-Castro, Edlin; Simões, Nuno (MDPI, 2021-04-12)
      Mollusk diversity in coastal areas of the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) has been studied extensively, but this is not the case for deep-water habitats. We present the first quantitative characterization of mollusks in shallow and ...