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  • Timescales and Magnitude of Water Quality Change in Three Texas Estuaries Induced by Passage of Hurricane Harvey 

    Walker, Lily M.; Montagna, Paul A.; Hu, Xinping; Wetz, Michael S. (Estuaries and Coasts, 2020-10-14)
    Tropical cyclones represent a substantial disturbance to water quality in coastal ecosystems via storm surge, winds, and flooding. However, evidence to date suggests that the impacts of tropical cyclones on water quality ...
  • Motivating the Documentation of the Verbal Arts: Arguments from Theory and Practice 

    Fitzgerald, Colleen (Language Documentation & Conservation, 2017-02-06)
    For language documentation to be sufficiently extensive to cover a given community’s language practices (cf. Himmelmann 1998), then including verbal arts is essential to ensure the richness of that comprehensive record. ...
  • Morphology in the Muskogean languages 

    Fitzgerald, Colleen (Language and Linguistics Compass, 2016-12-29)
    The indigenous languages of the Americas exemplify a number of uncommon typological patterns, especially in their morphology. Here, that rich morphology is illustrated via the Muskogean languages of the southeastern United ...
  • New Insights Into the Seasonal Movement Patterns of Shortfin Mako Sharks in the Gulf of Mexico 

    Gibson, Kesley J.; Streich, Matthew K.; Topping, Tara S.; Stunz, Gregory W. (Frontiers in Marine Science, 2021-01-26)
    Highly mobile apex predators such as the shortfin mako shark (mako shark; Isurus oxyrinchus) serve an important role in the marine ecosystem, and despite their declining populations and vulnerability to overexploitation, ...
  • Determining habitat quality for species that demonstrate dynamic habitat selection 

    Beerens, James M.; Frederick, Peter C.; Noonburg, Erik G.; Gawlik, Dale E. (Ecology and Evolution, 2015-11-19)
    Determining habitat quality for wildlife populations requires relating a species' habitat to its survival and reproduction. Within a season, species occurrence and density can be disconnected from measures of habitat quality ...
  • Mechanisms That Generate Resource Pulses in a Fluctuating Wetland 

    Botson, Bryan A.; Gawlik, Dale E.; Trexler, Joel C. (PLoS ONE, 2016-07-22)
    Animals living in patchy environments may depend on resource pulses to meet the high energetic demands of breeding. We developed two primary a priori hypotheses to examine relationships between three categories of wading ...
  • Time‐integrated habitat availability is a resource attribute that informs patterns of use in intertidal areas 

    Calle, Leonardo; Green, Lauri; Strong, Allan; Gawlik, Dale E. (Ecological Monographs, 2018-05-30)
    In dynamic environments, resource availability may change by several orders of magnitude, over hours to months, but the duration of resource availability is not often included as a characteristic attribute of resources ...
  • Urban food subsidies reduce natural food limitations and reproductive costs for a wetland bird 

    Evans, Betsy A.; Gawlik, Dale E. (Scientific Reports, 2020-08-20)
    There is a strong conservation need to understand traits of species that adapt to urban environments, but results have been equivocal. Wetland birds exhibit a strong phylogenetic signal towards urban tolerance; however, ...
  • Organic carbon fluxes mediated by corals at elevated pCO2 and temperature 

    Levas, Stephen; Grottoli, Andréa G.; Warner, Mark E.; Cai, Wei-Jun; Bauer, James; Schoepf, Verena; Baumann, Justin H.; Matsui, Yohei; Gearing, Colin; Melman, Todd F.; Hoadley, Kenneth D.; Pettay, Daniel T.; Hu, Xinping; Li, Qian; Xu, Hui; Wang, Yongchen (Marine Ecology Progress Series, 2015-01-20)
    Increasing ocean acidification (OA) and seawater temperatures pose significant threats to coral reefs globally. While the combined impacts of OA and seawater temperature on coral biology and calcification in corals have ...
  • Coral Energy Reserves and Calcification in a High-CO2 World at Two Temperatures 

    Schoepf, Verena; Grottoli, Andréa G.; Warner, Mark E.; Cai, Wei-Jun; Melman, Todd F.; Hoadley, Kenneth D.; Pettay, D. Tye; Hu, Xinping; Li, Qian; Xu, Hui; Wang, Yongchen; Matsui, Yohei; Baumann, Justin H. (2013-10-11)
    Rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations threaten coral reefs globally by causing ocean acidification (OA) and warming. Yet, the combined effects of elevated pCO2 and temperature on coral physiology and resilience remain ...
  • Physiological response to elevated temperature and pCO2 varies across four Pacific coral species: Understanding the unique host+symbiont response 

    Hoadley, Kenneth D.; Pettay, D. Tye; Grottoli, Andréa G.; Cai, Wei-Jun; Melman, Todd F.; Schoepf, Verena; Hu, Xinping; Li, Qian; Xu, Hui; Wang, Yongchen; Matsui, Yohei; Baumann, Justin H.; Warner, Mark E. (2015-12-16)
    The physiological response to individual and combined stressors of elevated temperature and pCO2 were measured over a 24-day period in four Pacific corals and their respective symbionts (Acropora millepora/Symbiodinium ...
  • Continental shelves as a variable but increasing global sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide 

    Laruelle, Goulven G.; Cai, Wei-Jun; Hu, Xinping; Gruber, Nicolas; Mackenzie, Fred T.; Regnier, Pierre (2018-01-31)
    It has been speculated that the partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2) in shelf waters may lag the rise in atmospheric CO2. Here, we show that this is the case across many shelf regions, implying a tendency for enhanced ...
  • Time of Emergence of Surface Ocean Carbon Dioxide Trends in the North American Coastal Margins in Support of Ocean Acidification Observing System Design 

    Turk, Daniela; Wang, Hongjie; Hu, Xinping; Gledhill, Dwight K.; Wang, Zhaohui Aleck; Jiang, Liqing; Cai, Wei-Jun (2019-03-08)
    Time of Emergence (ToE) is the time when a signal emerges from the noise of natural variability. Commonly used in climate science for the detection of anthropogenic forcing, this concept has recently been applied to ...
  • Carbon cycling in the North American coastal ocean: a synthesis 

    Fennel, Katja; Alin, Simone; Barbero, Leticia; Evans, Wiley; Bourgeois, Timothée; Cooley, Sarah; Dunne, John; Feely, Richard A.; Hernandez-Ayon, Jose Martin; Hu, Xinping; Lohrenz, Steven; Muller-Karger, Frank; Najjar, Raymond; Robbins, Lisa; Shadwick, Elizabeth; Siedlecki, Samantha; Steiner, Nadja; Sutton, Adrienne; Turk, Daniela; Vlahos, Penny; Wang, Zhaohui Aleck (2019-03-27)
    A quantification of carbon fluxes in the coastal ocean and across its boundaries with the atmosphere, land, and the open ocean is important for assessing the current state and projecting future trends in ocean carbon uptake ...
  • Microelectrode characterization of coral daytime interior pH and carbonate chemistry 

    Cai, Wei-Jun; Ma, Yuening; Hopkinson, Brian M.; Grottoli, Andréa G.; Warner, Mark E.; Ding, Qian; Hu, Xinping; Yuan, Xiangchen; Schoepf, Verena; Xu, Hui; Han, Chenhua; Melman, Todd F.; Hoadley, Kenneth D.; Pettay, D. Tye; Matsui, Yohei; Baumann, Justin H.; Levas, Stephen; Ying, Ye; Wang, Yongchen (2016-04-04)
    Reliably predicting how coral calcification may respond to ocean acidification and warming depends on our understanding of coral calcification mechanisms. However, the concentration and speciation of dissolved inorganic ...
  • Photomineralization of organic carbon in a eutrophic, semiarid estuary 

    Wang, Hongjie; Hu, Xinping; Wetz, Michael S.; Hayes, Kenneth C.; Lu, Kaijun (2020-01-28)
    The effect of photomineralization on the carbon cycle in a eutrophic, semiarid estuary (Baffin Bay, Texas) was investigated using closed‐system incubations. Photochemical production rate of dissolved inorganic carbon ranged ...
  • Disparate responses of carbonate system in two adjacent subtropical estuaries to the influence of Hurricane Harvey - A case study 

    Hu, Xinping; Yao, Hongming; Staryk, Cory J.; McCutcheon, Melissa R.; Wetz, Michael S.; Walker, Lily (Frontiers in Marine Science, 2020-01-31)
    Two adjacent estuaries in the northwestern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) (Mission–Aransas or MAE and Guadalupe–San Antonio or GE), despite their close proximity and similar extents of freshening caused by Hurricane Harvey, exhibited ...
  • Crassostrea virginica dredge efficiency in Texas estuaries 

    Pollack, Jennifer Beseres; Palmer, Terence A. (Experimental Results, 2019-11-22)
    Quantifying and comparing stocks of oysters (Crassostrea virginica) within and among estuaries across the Gulf of Mexico is difficult because the sampling equipment used is either inconsistent among studies, or inefficient. ...
  • Long-term changes in contamination and macrobenthic communities adjacent to McMurdo Station, Antarctica 

    Palmer, Terence A.; Klein, Andrew G.; Sweet, Stephen T.; Montagna, Paul A.; Hyde, Larry J.; Sericano, Jose; Wade, Terry L.; Kennicutt II, Mahlon C.; Pollack, Jennifer Beseres (Science of the Total Environment, 2020-10-08)
    Improved waste management at McMurdo Station, Antarctica beginning in the 1980s has been followed by decreases in polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) and metal contamination in the adjacent marine sediments. However, ...
  • Response of macrobenthic communities to changes in water quality in a subtropical, microtidal estuary (Oso Bay, Texas) 

    de Santiago, Kevin; Palmer, Terence A.; Wetz, Michael S.; Pollack, Jennifer Beseres (Experimental Results, 2020-09-18)
    The influence of nutrient loading and other anthropogenic stressors is thought to be greater in low inflow, microtidal estuaries, where there is limited water exchange. This 11-month study compared spatial changes in ...

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