Publications

Journal Articles

Book Chapters

Books

Integrating and Applying Science: A handbook for effective coastal ecosystem assessment. 2010. Author(s): B.J. Longstaff, T.J.B. Carruthers, W.C. Dennison, T.R. Lookingbill, J.M. Hawkey, J.E. Thomas, E.C. Wicks, J. Woerner

Vast areas of the globe’s coastal zone have experienced significant declines in ecosystem health. Deteriorating water quality, loss and alteration of vital habitats, and reduced populations of fish and shellfish are some of the major changes recorded. Establishing and running book thumbnailan effective assessment program is a complex process that necessitates strategic collaboration and partnerships between many individuals and agencies. This book was written to make the process of running a coastal assessment program easier and the outcomes more effective. It provides a step-by-step approach from data collection and information management to synthesis and application and draws on the knowledge of a variety of coastal scientists and managers.

Published Conference Proceedings

Representative Technical Reports

  • Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment for the January 19, 1996 North Cape Oil Spill. Prepared with M. Donlan, M. Huguenin, M. Curry, J. Michel, & D. French. Prepared for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. December 1996.
  • Toward a Method for Quantifying Human Non-Cancer Health Risks: Risk of Superfund-Related Exposures and Potential Risk Reduction Benefits of Site Remediation. Prepared with E. Ruder & E. Toy. Prepared for U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  September 1997.
  • Protecting Terrestrial Habitat and Wildlife. 2013. Prepared with A. Elmore. Chapter 5 in Recommended Best Management Practices for Marcellus Shale Gas Development in Maryland. Eshleman, K. & A. Elmore (eds). Prepared for Maryland Department of the Environment. Baltimore, MD.
  • Analysis of Potential Fragmentation Impacts of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Proposed Route: Buckingham, Nelson, Augusta, Bath, and Highland Counties in Virginia and Randolph and Pocahontas Counties in West Virginia. 2017. Prepared for Southern Environmental Law Center, Charlottesville, VA.

 

  • Remote Sensing and Landscape Pattern Protocols for Long-term Monitoring of Parks in the National Capital Region. Prepared with P. Townsend & R. Gardner. Prepared for Inventory & Monitoring Program, NPS.  September 2005.
  • Conceptual Ecological Models. 2005. Chapter 2 in Monitoring Plan: National Capital Region Network of the National Park Service. Prepared for Inventory & Monitoring Program, NPS. December 2005.
  • A Conceptual Basis for Natural Resource Monitoring: National Capital Region Network of the National Park Service. 2005. Prepared with W. Dennison, J. Hawkey, S. Carter, & T. Carruthers.  Prepared for Inventory & Monitoring Program, NPS. September 2005.
  • Enhanced Wetland Inventory For Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. 2007. Prepared with S. Tessel, K. Engelhardt, A. Elmore, & J. Churchill. Prepared for Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, NPS. August 2007.

 

  • Evaluation of the Nottingham Park Serpentine Barrens, PA for its Merit in Meeting National Significance Criteria as a National Natural Landmark. 2008. Prepared with K. Engelhardt, L. Florkowski, J. Churchill, & L. Ashley. Prepared for National Natural Landmark Program, NPS. January 2008.
  • Evaluation of the Ice Mountain ColdAir Producing Talus Slope, WV for its Merit in Meeting National Significance Criteria as a National Natural Landmark. 2011. Prepared with K. Engelhardt & J. Mayfield. Prepared for National Natural Landmark Program, NPS. February 2011.
  • Evaluation of Albany Pine Bush, NY for its Merit in Meeting National Significance Criteria as a National Natural Landmark. 2013. Prepared with M. Brickle & K. Engelhardt. Prepared for National Natural Landmark Program, NPS. July 2013.
  • Evaluation of Bear Rocks Plateau, WV for its Merit in Meeting National Significance Criteria as a National Natural Landmark. 2016. Prepared with N. Somerville, C. Sibilia, D. Kitchen & K. Engelhardt. Prepared for National Natural Landmark Program, National Park Service, Gettysburg, PA.

 

  • Colonial National Historical Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment. 2012. Prepared with C. Bentsen, T. Carruthers, S. Costanzo, W. Dennison, C. Doherty, S. Lucier, J. Madron, E. Poppell, & T. Saxby. Prepared for Natural Resources Condition Assessment Program, NPS. Natural Resource Report NPS/COLO/NRR—2012/405.
  • Petersburg National Battlefield Natural Resource Condition Assessment. 2013. Prepared with B. Miller, J. Madron, J. Finn, & A. Valenski. Prepared for Natural Resources Condition Assessment Program, NPS. Natural Resource Report NPS/PETE/NRR—2013/704. National Park Service, Fort Collins, CO.
  • Shenandoah National Park Natural Resource Condition Assessment. 2017. Prepared with S. Costanzo, B. Walsh, A. Fries, S. Spitzer, J. Hawkey, V. Vargas, B. Webb, S. Easby, C. Goelst, & M. Rouch. Prepared for Natural Resources Condition Assessment Program, NPS. Natural Resource Report NPS/SHEN/NRR—2017/1429. National Park Service, Fort Collins, CO.
  • Booker T. Washington National Monument Natural Resource Condition Assessment. 2017. Prepared with H. Courtenay, J. Finn, R. Gifford, N. Hatchel, M. Mulroy, A. Pericak & M. Rouch. Prepared for Natural Resources Condition Assessment Program, NPS. Natural Resource Report NPS/BOWA/NRR—2017/1558. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • Fort Monroe National Monument: Natural Resource Condition Assessment. 2018. Prepared with K. Engelhardt, C. Geraghty, N. Hatchel, & D. Kitchen. Prepared for Natural Resources Condition Assessment Program, NPS. Natural Resource Report NPS/FOMR/NRR—2018/1604. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.