• A Restoration Suitability Index Model for the Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) in the Mission-Aransas Estuary, TX, USA 

      Pollack, Jennifer Beseres; Cleveland, Andrew; Palmer, Terence A.; Reisinger, Anthony S.; Montagna, Paul A. (PLOS, 2012)
      Oyster reefs are one of the most threatened marine habitats on earth, with habitat loss resulting from water quality degradation, coastal development, destructive fishing practices, overfishing, and storm impacts. For ...
    • Arctic Sea Ice Fauna1 Assemblage: First Approach to Description and Source of the Underice Meiofauna 

      Carey, Jr., Andrew G.; Montagna, Paul A. (InterResearch, 1982)
      The ice meiofaunal assemblage in shallow Stefansson Sound off the northern coast of Alaska included Polychaeta, Nematoda. Rotifera and Crustacea. The crustaceans conlprised calanoid copepods, nauplii, 2 species of harpacticoids ...
    • Assessment of Longitudinal Gradients in Nematode Communities in the Deep Northern Gulf of Mexico and Concordance with Benthic Taxa 

      Sharma, Jyotsna; Baguley, Jeffrey G.; Montagna, Paul A.; Rowe, Gilbert T. (Hindawi, 2012)
      Meiobenthic nematode assemblages were examined at 16 stations along two transects on the eastern and western boundaries of the deep northern Gulf of Mexico (dNGOM) at depths of 212–3000 m. The highest abundance (297 ...
    • Benthic metabolism in a natural coastal petroleum seep 

      Montagna, Paul A.; Bauer, James E.; Prieto, Maria C.; Hardin, Dane; Spies, Robert B. (InterResearch, 1986)
      The rates of 3 processes known to be mediated by microbial metabolic activity were measured in the sediments of a shallow-water (18 m depth) natural petroleum seep and a nearby non- seep area near Santa Barbara, California. ...
    • Community response of deep-sea soft-sediment metazoan meiofauna to the Deepwater Horizon blowout and oil spill 

      Baguley, Jeffrey G.; Montagna, Paul A.; Cooksey, Cynthia; Hyland, Jeffrey L.; Bang, Hyun Woo; Morrison, Colin; Kamikawa, Anthony; Bennets, Paul; Saiyo, Gregory; Parsons, Erin; Herdener, Meredyth; Ricci, Morgan (InterResearch, 2015)
      The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) blowout and oil spill of 2010 released an estimated 4.9 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Spill-related contaminants that sank to the seafloor pose risks to benthic fauna living ...
    • Deep-Sea Benthic Footprint of the Deepwater Horizon Blowout 

      Montagna, Paul A.; Baguley, Jeffrey G.; Cooksey, Cynthia; Hartwell, Ian; Hyde, Larry J.; Hyland, Jeffrey L.; Kalke, Richard D.; Kracker, Laura M.; Reuscher, Michael; Rhodes, Adelaide C. E. (PLOS, 2013)
      The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) accident in the northern Gulf of Mexico occurred on April 20, 2010 at a water depth of 1525 meters, and a deep-sea plume was detected within one month. Oil contacted and persisted in parts of ...
    • Dwarf surfclam Mulinia lateralis (Say, 1822) populations and feeding during the Texas brown tide event 

      Montagna, Paul A. (National Shellfisheries Association, 1993)
      In 1990, there was an unusual brown tide bloom of an aberrant Chrysophyte sp, in Baffin Bay and Laguna Madre near Corpus Christi, Texas. Coincident with the bloom was a dramatic loss of shellfish in Baffin Bay and Laguna ...
    • The expanded footprint of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico deep-sea benthos. 

      Reuscher, Michael G.; Baguley, Jeffrey G.; Montagna, Paul A. (2020-06)
      The 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout off the coast of Louisiana caused the largest marine oil spill on record. Samples were collected 2–3 months after the Macondo well was capped to assess damage to macrofauna and meiofauna ...
    • Global Patterns and Predictions of Seafloor Biomass Using Random Forests 

      Wei, Chih-Lin; Rowe, Gilbert T.; Escobar-Briones, Elva; Boetius, Antje; Soltwedel, Thomas; Caley, M. Julian; Soliman, Yousria; Huettmann, Falk; Qu, Fangyuan; Yu, Zishan; Pitcher, C. Roland; Haedrich, Richard L.; Wicksten, Mary K.; Rex, Michael A.; Baguley, Jeffrey G.; Sharma, Jyotsna; Danovaro, Roberto; MacDonald, Ian R.; Nunnally, Clifton C.; Deming, Jody W.; Montagna, Paul A.; Lévesque, Mélanie; Weslawski, Jan Marcin; Wlodarska-Kowalczuk, Maria; Ingole, Baban S.; Bett, Brian J.; Billett, David S. M.; Yool, Andrew; Bluhm, Bodil A.; Iken, Katrin; Narayanaswamy, Bhavani E. (PLOS, 2010)
      A comprehensive seafloor biomass and abundance database has been constructed from 24 oceanographic institutions worldwide within the Census of Marine Life (CoML) field projects. The machine-learning algorithm, Random ...
    • How a Simple Question About Freshwater Inflow to Estuaries Shaped a Career 

      Montagna, Paul A. (Gulf and Caribbean Research, 2021-03-09)
      Chance and good luck led to a career studying how freshwater inflow drives estuary processes. In 1986, someone asked me: How much fresh water has to flow to a bay for it to be healthy? The question shaped my career. There ...
    • How Quickly Will the Offshore Ecosystem Recover from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill? Lessons Learned from the 1979 Ixtoc-1 Oil Well Blowout. 

      Rohal, Melissa; Barrera, Noe; Escobar-Brioines, Elva; Brooks, Gregg; Hollander, David; Larson, Rebekka; Montagna, Paul A.; Pryor, Marissa; Romero, Isabel C.; Schwing, Patrick (2020-10)
      The Deepwater Horizon (DWH) accident occurred on 20 April 2010 in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and resulted in a deep-sea plume of petroleum hydrocarbons and a marine oiled snow sedimentation and flocculent accumulation ...
    • In situ measurement of meiobenthic grazing rates on sediment bacteria and edaphic diatoms 

      Montagna, Paul A. (InterResearch, 1984)
      A radioactive tracer technique was used to measure meiofaunal grazing on bacteria and diatom communities in natural sediments. Radioactive '4C-glucose and 14C-bicarbonate were used to label heterotrophs (bacteria) and ...
    • Incorporation of brown tide into an estuarine food web 

      Street, G.T.; Montagna, Paul A.; Parker, P.L. (InterResearch, 1997)
      In Laguna Madre, Texas, USA, a monospecific brown tide bloom began in January 1990 and was still persisting at the time of this writing. Immediately following the start of the bloom, abundance, biomass and diversity of ...
    • Live controls for radioisotope tracer food chain experiments using meiofauna 

      Montagna, Paul A. (InterResearch, 1983)
      malin poisoned samples are inadequate for measuring the amount of label to be subtracted as control values for certain food chain studies that employ radioactive tracers. In some studies, tracer is added just before ...
    • Long-term trends in the response of benthic macrofauna to climate variability in the Lavaca-Colorado Estuary, Texas 

      Pollack, Jennifer Beseres; Palmer, Terence A.; Montagna, Paul A. (InterResearch, 2011)
      Long-term trends in the response of benthic macrofauna to hydrological conditions were examined in the Lavaca-Colorado Estuary, Texas. Four stations representing a range of salinities in the Lavaca-Colorado Estuary were ...
    • Oyster growth across a salinity gradient in a shallow, subtropical Gulf of Mexico estuary 

      Lebreton, Benoit; Pollack, Jennifer Beseres; Blomberg, Brittany; Palmer, Terence A.; Montagna, Paul A. (Cambridge University Press, 2021-02-04)
      An increase in oyster aquaculture as a sustainable method of shellfish production is one response to overharvest and degradation of natural oyster reefs over the past century. Successful aquaculture production requires ...
    • A research framework to integrate cross-ecosystem responses to tropical cyclones 

      Hogan, J. Aaron; Feagin, Rusty A.; Starr, Gregory; Ross, Michael; Lin, Teng-Chiu; O'Connell, Christine; Huff, Thomas P.; Stauffer, Beth A.; Robinson, Kelly L.; Lara, Maria Chapela; Xue, Jianhong; Reese, Brandi Kiel; Geist, Simon J.; Whitman, Elizabeth R.; Douglas, Sarah; Congdon, Victoria M.; Ruestle, Joseph W.; Smith, Rachel S.; Lagomasino, David; Strickland, Bradley A.; Wilson, Sara S.; Proffitt, C. Edward; Hogan, J. Derek; Branoff, Benjamin L.; Armitage, Anna R.; Rush, Scott A.; Santos, Rolando O.; Campos-Cerqueira, Marconi; Montagna, Paul A.; Erisman, Brad; Walker, Lily M.; Silver, Whendee L.; Crowl, Todd A.; Wetz, Michael S.; Hall, Nathan; Zou, Xiaoming; Pennings, Steven C.; Wang, Lih-Jih; Chang, Chung-Te; Leon, Miguel; McDowell, William H.; Kominoski, John S.; Patrick, Christopher J. (2020-06)
      Tropical cyclones play an increasingly important role in shaping ecosystems. Understanding and generalizing their responses is challenging because of meteorological variability among storms and its interaction with ecosystems. ...
    • Role and Value of Nitrogen Regulation Provided by Oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in the Mission-Aransas Estuary, Texas, USA 

      Pollack, Jennifer Beseres; Yoskowitz, David; Kim, Hae-Cheol; Montagna, Paul A. (PLOS, 2013)
      Suspension-feeding activities of oysters impart a potentially significant benefit to estuarine ecosystems via reduction of water column nutrients, plankton and seston biomass, and primary productivity which can have a ...
    • Sampling Design and Enumeration Statistics for Bacteria Extracted from Marine Sediments 

      Montagna, Paul A. (American Society for Microbiology, 1982)
      The spatial and temporal distributions of marine bacteria were studied at both a muddy and a sandy subtidal site in North Inlet, S.C. The sampling design was hierarchical, since subsampling (by a dilution series) of the ...
    • A System level analysis of ecosystem responses to hurricane impacts on a coastal region. 

      Patrick, CJ; Yeager, L; Armitage, AR; Carvallo, F; Congdon, V; Dunton, KH; Fisher, M; Hardison, AK; Hogan, JD; Hosen, J; Hu, Xinping; Kiel Reese, B; Kinard, S; Kominoski, JS; Lin, X; Liu, Z; Montagna, Paul A.; Pennings, SC; Walker, Lily M.; Weaver, CA; Wetz, Michael S. (2020-04)
      Tropical cyclones are major disturbances for coastal systems. Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, USA, on August 25, 2017 as a category 4 storm. There were two distinct disturbances associated with this storm that ...