PERSONAL INFORMATION

1.         Name: RANDOLPH M. CHAMBERS                       Date:  October 2017

            Office Address:  Keck Lab

                        Phone:  221-2331

            Home Address:  501 Newport Ave., Williamsburg, VA  23185

                        Phone:  345-0176

 

2.         Position:  Professor of Biology

                                                                       

EDUCATION

3.         Ph.D.   Environmental Sciences.  University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1990

            M.S.    Zoology.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1982

            B.A.     Biology.  Gettysburg College, 1978

 

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

4.         2009—        :  Professor, Department of Biology and VIMS, College of William and Mary

2010—2012:  Acting/Assistant Director, Environmental Science and Policy Program

2008—2010:  Cornelia B. Talbot Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Biology

2007—2008:  Boles-Ash Term Distinguished Associate Professor of Biology

2001—2009:  Associate Professor, Department of Biology and VIMS, College of W&M

2001—        :  Director, Keck Field Laboratory, College of William and Mary

2003—2004:  Director, Enviornmental Science and Policy Cluster

1999—2000:  Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Fairfield University

1999—2000:  Director, Environmental Science Program, Fairfield University

1994—1999:  Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Fairfield University

1992—1994:  Assistant Research Scientist, Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies,

San Francisco State University

1990—1992:  Post-Doctoral Researcher, Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies

1984—1990:  Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Virginia

1982—1984:  Research Assistant, School of Nursing, University of Virginia

1979—1982:  Graduate Research/Teaching Asst., Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst

             

HONORS, PRIZES AND AWARDS

5.         2010:  Plumeri Award for Faculty Excellence, College of William and Mary

2009:  Outstanding Reveiwer, Estuaries and Coasts, Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation

2008:   College of William and Mary Nominee, SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award

1988:   Commonwealth Fellow (State Council of Higher Education, Virginia)

1987:   Fred Holmsley Moore Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award (Department of                                   Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia)

1978:   Phi Beta Kappa (Gettysburg College)

 

COURSES TAUGHT

6.         2001-4, 2006-9,11,13-15,17: Wetland Ecosystems and lab (BIO 427, BIO 627, MSCI 579)

2013-15:  Alternate Energy Strategies (ENSP249)

2012:  Invasion Ecology (BIOL460)

2016-17:  Aquatic Ecology (BIOL426)

2008,10:    Ecology Laboratory (BIOL 109)

2010-11:    Introduction to Graduate Studies (BIOL601)

2007, 9, 11, 15:    Watershed Dynamics (ENSP 201)

            2007-8, 10-12,14-17:  ENSP Seminar  (ENSP 250)

2006-8, 10, 16:  Environmental Science and Policy (ENSP 101)

2005-6:  Graduate Colloquium (BIOL 682)

            2003-5:  Environmental Science and Policy II (ENST102)

2002-5:  Watershed Ecology Seminar (BIO 404, BIO 680)

            2000:      Ecology and lab (Fairfield University, taught 12 semesters 1994-2000)

            2000:      Evolution and Economics seminar (Fairfield University)

            1999:      Intro to Environmental Science and lab (Fairfield University)

           

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

7.               a) Grants and contracts from outside agencies

National Science Foundation, “Coastal SEES Collaborative Research: Sustainability in Chesapeake Bay shorescapes: climate change, management decisions, and ecological functions”, 2016-2020, $407,673 (co-PI).

Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund, Center for Innovation Technolgoy, “An innovative mechanism for reducing nitrogen and phosphorus inputs to Virginia waters”, 2017-18, $5,000 (sub-recipient on a $100,000 award to VIMS).

Virginia Environmental Endowment, “Testing the Waters:  Relationships Among Land Use, BMPs, and Water Quality”, 2014-2015, $13,842 (PI). 

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation:  Reducing mortality in active and derelict crab pots (collaborative proposal with VIMS), 2014 $18,131. 

VA Dept Natural Resources:  Using created marshes to reduce watershed NPS pollution (collaborative proposal with VIMS), 2014, $22,000. 

Virginia Environmental Endowment, “Improving Stormwater Pond Function with Floating Treatment Wetlands:  A Case Study.”  2012-2013, $8,612 (PI). 

Virginia Sea Grant, “By-catch Reduction Strategies for Commercial and Recreational Blue Crab Fisheries.” 2011-12, $38,907 (Collaborative research with VIMS personnel).

Virginia Environmental Endowment, “Biological Integrity and Water Quality in Stormwater Retention Ponds.”  2009-10, $21,415 (PI).

 National Science Foundation, “SGER—Influence of Crab Traps on Population Structure of Diamondback Terrapins in Cheseapeake Bay.” 2007-8, $35,414 (PI). 

Department of Defense, “Ecological Study of Parker Pond, DSCR.”  2007-8, $37,788 (PI).

Florida International University, “Coastal Oligotrophic Ecosystems Research, the Coastal Everglades.” 2006-2012, $176,433 (Sub-Contract on National Science Foundation LTER). 

Virginia Environmental Endowment, “Water Quality in Headwater Streams: A Test of Best Management Practices”, 2007-2008, $16,000 (Graduate student J.W. Holley’s proposal for summer research funding). 

National Science Foundation, “Interdisciplinary Watershed Studies at the College of William and Mary.”  2006-2008, $186,290 (Lead PI with J.P. Swaddle, G. Hancock, and R. Hicks).

National Science Foundation, “Undergraduate Mentoring at Estuarine Research Federation Conferences.”  2005-2008, $51,120 (Lead PI).

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, “Assessment of Wetland Function in Coastal Plain

Watersheds.”  2005-2006, $7,724 (Sub-Contract on Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Grant).

Virginia Environmental Endowment:  Environmental Stewardship and Education in the College Creek Watershed”.  2004-2005, $10,000.

National Science Foundation, “REU—Supplement”.  2004-2006, $21,851 (Lead PI).

US Department of Agriculture, “Weedy Invasive Species Phragmites australis Adjacent to Agricultural Land: Response to Conservation Reserve Program Control Methods”.  2003-2006, $270,000 (Lead PI with K.J. Havens).

Jeffress Trust, “Case Study of Historical Watershed-Lake Interactions on the Virginia Coastal Plain—Year 2”.  2003, $10,000.

National Science Foundation, “REU—Interdisciplinary Watershed Studies at the College of William and Mary”.  2003-2006, $178,700 (Lead PI with G. Hancock, R.L. Hicks and J.T. Roberts).

Virginia Environmental Endowment, “Environmental Impacts of Development in Southeastern Virginia Watersheds: Interdisciplinary Measurement and Analysis”.  2002-2003, $25,944 (Lead PI with J.T. Roberts, G.M. Capelli and G. Hancock).

Jeffress Trust, “Case Study of Historical Watershed-Lake Interactions on the Virginia Coastal Plain”.  2002, $23,050.

National Science Foundation, “FSML Planning for a Biological Field Station at Milford Point.”  2000-2001, $25,000 (co-PI with representatives from four other institutions).

Florida International University, “Coastal Oligotrophic Ecosystems Research, the Coastal Everglades.” 2000-2005, $175,615 (Sub-Contract on National Science Foundation LTER).

Merck/American Association for the Advancement of Science, “Undergraduate Science Research Program.”  2000-2002, $60,000 (co-PI with eight Fairfield University faculty).

Educational Foundation of America, “Tidal Wetlands Restoration in Great Meadows Marsh.”  2000, $40,000.

Hudson River Foundation, “Molecular Genetics of Diamondback Terrapins from Piermont Marsh.”  2000, $5000 (with D. Wiktor and M. Hill).

The Nature Conservancy, “Population Biology of Diamondback Terrapins of the Lower Housatonic River.”  1999, $2,250

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “Supplemental Funds for Nesting Birds/Diamondback Terrapin Project, Milford Point Unit of the Stuart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge”.  1999, $3,200.

Hudson River Foundation, “Influence of Phragmites expansion on energy transfer within tidal wetlands of the Hudson River Estuary.”  1999-2001, $153,000 (co-PI with D.T. Osgood and D. Yozzo).

The Nature Conservancy, “Controlling Phragmites Growth in Mesohaline Tidal Marshes of the Lower Housatonic River:  A Field Test.”  1998-2000, $10,000 (PI with D.T. Osgood).

Connecticut Sea Grant, "Hydrologic and Chemical Control of Phragmites Growth in Tidal Marshes."  1998-2000, $93,000 (PI with D.T. Osgood).

 

RESEARCH

a)  refereed publications in periodicals (for all categories below:  * denotes W&M undergraduate author; ** denotes W&M graduate student author; *** denotes non-W&M student author)

Impacts of Invasive Phragmites australis on diamondback terrapin nesting in Chesapeake Bay. Estuaries & Coasts. DOI 10.1007/s12237-017-0325-z

To BRD or Not to BRD? A Test of Bycatch Reduction Devices for the Blue Crab Fishery.  North American Journal of Fisheries Management. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02755947.2017.1391899

*Corso, A.D., J.C. Huettenmoser*, O.R. Trani*, K. Angstadt, D.M. Bilkovic, K.J. Havens, T.M. Russell, D. Stanhope, and R.M. Chambers.  2017.  Experiments with by-catch reduction devices to exclude diamondback terrapins and retain blue crabs.  Estuaries & Coasts. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-017-0223-4

Saxton, M.A., N.S. Naqvi*, F. Rahman*, C.P. Thompson*, R.M. Chambers, J.M. Kaste, and K.E. Williamson. 2016. Site-specific biogeochemical factors control bacterial and viral diversity in stormwater retention ponds. Aquatic Microbial Ecology 77:23-36.

Julian, P., R. Chambers and T. Russell. 2016.  Iron and pyritization in wetland soils of the Florida coastal Everglades.  Estuaries and Coasts. doi:10.1007/s12237-016-0180-3.

Morris, J.T., D.C. Barber, J. Callaway, R. Chambers, S.C, Hagen, B.J. Johnson, P. Megonigal, S.C. Neubauer, T. Troxler, and C. Wigand. 2016.  A synthesis of sediment bulk density and loss on ignition data from coastal wetlands: The limits of vertical accretion.  Earth’s Future 4:110-121.

Lu, Y. H., X. Li, R. Mesfioui, J.E. Bauer, R. M. Chambers, E. A. Canuel, P. G. Hatcher. 2015. Use of ESI-FTICR-MS to characterize dissolved organic matter in headwater streams draining forest-dominated and pasture-dominated watersheds, PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0145639

**Holley, L.L., **M.D. Heidman, R.M. Chambers and S.L. Sanderson.  2015.  Mucus contribution to gut nutrient content in American gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianumJournal of Fish Biology 86:1457–1470. 

**Sutter, L.A., R.M. Chambers and J.E. Perry.  2015.  Saltwater intrusion mediates species transition in low salinity, tidal marsh vegetation.  Aquatic Botany 122:32-39.

**Isdell, R.E., R.M. Chambers, D.M. Bilkovic, and M. Leu.  2015.  Effects of terrestrial–aquatic connectivity on an estuarine turtle.  Diversity and Distributions.

*Gilliand, S.C., R.M. Chambers and M.D. LaMar.  2014.  Modeling the effects of crab potting and road traffic on a population of diamondback terrapins.  Proceedings of the Symposium on Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research. 12 pp.

Lu, Y. H., J. E. Bauer, E. A. Canuel, R.M. Chambers, Y. Yamashita, R. Jaffé, A. Barrett. 2014. Effects of land use on sources and ages of inorganic and organic carbon in temperate headwater streams. Biogeochemistry 119:275-292.  DOI: 10.1007/s10533-014-9965-2

Lu, Y. H., E. A. Canuel, J. E. Bauer, and R.M. Chambers. 2014. Effects of watershed land use on sources and nutritional value of particulate organic matter in temperate headwater streams. Aquatic Sciences 76:419-436. DOI: 10.1007/s00027-014-0344-9

**Sutter, L.A., J.E. Perry, and R.M. Chambers.  2014.  Tidal freshwater marsh plant response to low level salinity increases.  Wetlands 34:167-175.

*Upperman, A.J., T.M. Russell, and R.M. Chambers.  2014.  The influence of recreational crabbing regulations on diamondback terrapin by-catch.  Northeastern Naturalist 21:12-22.

Williamson, K.E., *J.V. Harris, *J.C. Green, *F. Rahman and R.M. Chambers.  2014.  Stormwater runoff drives viral community changes in inland freshwaters. Frontiers in Microbiology 5:105. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2014.00105

Chambers, R.M., *R.L. Hatch, and T.M. Russell.  2013.  Effect of water management on interannual variation in bulk soil properties from the Eastern Coastal Everglades.  Wetlands. 10.1007/s13157-013-0393-1.

 **Postaski, L.L., G.M. Capelli, and R.M. Chambers. 2013. Occurrence and distribution of the freshwater amphipods Gammarus pseudolimnaeus and Gammarus fasciatus in southeastern Virginia.  Northeastern Naturalist 20:609-623.

  **Fairman, C.M., L.L. Bailey, R. M. Chambers, T. M. Russell, and W.C. Funk. 2013.  Species-specific effects of acidity on pond occupancy in Ambystoma salamanders. Journal of Herpetology 47:36-363.

Lu, Y.,  J.E. Bauer, E.A. Canuel, Y. Yamashita, R.M. Chambers, and R. Jaffé.  2013.  Photochemical and microbial alteration of dissolved organic matter in temperate headwater streams associated with different land use.  Journal of Geophysical Research—Biogeosciences 118:588-580.

Troxler, T.G., E. Gaiser, J. Barr, J.D. Fuentes, R. Jaffé, D.L. Childers, L. Collado-Vides, V.H. Rivera-Monroy, E. Castañeda-Moya, W. Anderson, R. Chambers, M. Chen, C. Coronado-Molina, S.E. Davis, V. Engel, C. Fitz, J. Fourqurean, T. Frankovich, J. Kominoski, C. Madden, S.L. Malone, S.F. Oberbauer, P. Olivas, J. Richards, C. Saunders, J. Schedlbauer, L.J. Scinto, F. Sklar, T. Smith, J.M. Smoak, G. Starr, R.R. Twilley, and K. Whelan. 2013. Integrated carbon budget models for the Everglades terrestrial-coastal-oceanic gradient: Current status and needs for inter-site comparisons. Oceanography 26:98–107.

*Caverly, E., J. M. Kaste, G. S. Hancock, and R. M. Chambers2013. Dissolved and particulate organic carbon fluxes from an agricultural watershed during consecutive tropical storms. Geophysical Research Letters 40:51475152, doi:10.1002/grl.50982.

Fourqurean, J.W., G. A. Kendrick, L.S. Collins R.M. Chambers, and M.A. Vanderklift.  2012. Carbon and nutrient storage in subtropical seagrass meadows: examples from Florida Bay and Shark Bay.  Marine and Freshwater Research 63:967-983.

**Heidman, M.K., **L.L. Holley, R.M. Chambers, and S.L. Sanderson.  2012.  Selective feeding on nutrient-rich particles by gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum does not involve mechanical sorting.  Aquatic Biology 17:129-139.

*Morris, A.S., *S.E. Wilson, *E.F. Dever, and R.M. Chambers.  2011.  A test of by-catch reduction devices on commercial crabs traps in a tidal marsh creek in Virginia.  Estuaries and Coasts 34:386-390.

Hancock, G.S., **J.W. Holley, and R.M. Chambers.  2010.  A field-based evaluation of wet retention ponds: How effective are ponds at water quantity control?  Journal of the American Water Resources Association 46:1145–1158.

Rivera-Monroy, V.H., R. R. Twilley, S. E. Davis III, D. L. Childers, M. Simard, R.M. Chambers, R. Jaffe, J. N. Boyer, D. Rudnick, K.i Zhang, E. Castañeda-Moya, S. Ewe, C. Coronado- Molina, M. Ross, T. J Smith III, B. Michot, E. Meselhe, W. Nuttle, T. Troxler, and G. B. Noe.  2010. The role of the Everglades Mangrove Ecotone Region (EMER) in regulating nutrient cycling and wetland productivity in South Florida. Critical Reviews in Environmental Science and Technology 41:1-37.

*Wolak, M.E., **V.A. Ruzicka, G.W. Gilchrist, *D.M. Nally, and R.M. Chambers.  2010.  Selection imposed by crab fishery shifts turtle body size.  Conservation Biology 24:1268-1277.  

**Rook, M.A., R.N. Lipcius, *B.M. Bronner, and R.M. Chambers.  2010.  Conservation of diamondback terrapin and catch of blue crab with a bycatch reduction device.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 409:171-179.

Chambers, R.M., K.J. Havens, S. Killeen, and M. Berman.  2008. Common reed Phragmites australis occurrence and adjacent land use along estuarine shoreline in Chesapeake Bay.  Wetlands 28:1097-1103.

***Wach, E.A. and R.M. Chambers.  2007.  Top-down effects of fish predation in Virginia headwater streams.  Northeastern Naturalist 14:461-470.

*Lewis, C.H., ***S.E. Molloy, and R.M. Chambers, and J. Davenport.  2007.  Response of Common Musk Turtles (Sternotherus odoratus) to intraspecific chemical cues.  Journal of Herpetology 41:349-353.

**Heyl, T.P., W. P. Gilhooly, R.M. Chambers, G.W. Gilchrist, S.A Macko, C.D. Ruppel, and C.L. Van Dover.  2007.  Characteristics of vesicomyid clams and their environment at the Blake Ridge cold seep.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 339:169-184.

Osgood, D.T., D.J. Yozzo, and R.M. Chambers.  2006.  Patterns of habitat utilization by resident nekton in Phragmites and Typha marshes on the Hudson River Estuary, New York.  American Fisheries Society Symposium 51:151-173.

Bart, D.J., D.M. Burdick, R.M. Chambers and J.M. Hartman.  2006.  Human facilitation of  Phragmites australis invasions in tidal marshes: a review and synthesis.  Wetlands Ecology and Management 14:53-65.

Chambers, R.M. and *K.A. Pederson.  2006.  Variation in soil phosphorus, sulfur, and iron pools among south Florida wetlands.  Hydrobiologia 569:63-70.

*Andres, K.M. and R.M. Chambers.  2006.  A test of philopatry by common musk turtles.  American Midland Naturalist 156:45-51.

**Packett, C.R. and R.M. Chambers.  2006.  Distribution and nutrient status of the native marsh grass Phragmites australis along an estuarine salinity gradient.  Estuaries and Coasts 29:1222-1225.

*Smar, C.M. and R.M. Chambers.  2005.  Homing behavior of musk turtles in a Virginia lake.  Southeastern Naturalist 4:527:532.

*Pensa, M.A. and R.M. Chambers.  2004.  Trophic transition in a lake on the Virginia coastal plain.  Journal of Environmental Quality 33:413-418.

**Holinka, A.M., *R. Dave and R.M. Chambers.  2003.  Population ecology of musk turtles in a lake in Virginia.  Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4:721-725.

R.M. Chambers, D.T. Osgood, ***D.J. Bart and ***F. Montalto.  2003.  Phragmites australis invasion and expansion in tidal wetlands: Interactions among salinity, sulfide and hydrology.  Estuaries 26:398-406.

Osgood, D.T., D.J. Yozzo, R.M. Chambers, D. Jacobson, T. Hoffman and J. Wnek.  2003.  Tidal hydrology and habitat utlilization by resident nekton in Phragmites and non-Phragmites marshes.  Estuaries 26:522-533.

R.M. Chambers, D.T. Osgood and N. Kalapasev.  2002.  Hydrologic and chemical control of Phragmites australis growth in tidal marshes.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 239:83-91.

R.M. Chambers, J.W. Fourqurean, S.A. Macko and ***R. Hoppenot.  2001.  Biogeochemical effects of iron availability on primary producers in a shallow marine carbonate environment.  Limnology and Oceanography 46:1278-1286.

R.M. Chambers, J.T. Hollibaugh, ***C.S. Snively and ***J.N. Plant.  2000.  Iron, sulfur and carbon diagenesis in Tomales Bay, CA.  Estuaries 23:1-9.

R.M. Chambers, ***L.A. Meyerson and ***K. Saltonstall.  1999.  Expansion of Phragmites into tidal wetlands of North America.  Aquatic Botany 64:261-273.

***Meyerson, L.A., R.M. Chambers and K.A. Vogt.  1999.  The effects of Phragmites removal on nutrient pools in a freshwater tidal marsh ecosystem.  Biological Invasions 1:129-136.

***Simoes, J.C. and R.M. Chambers.  1999.  The diamondback terrapins of Piermont Marsh, Hudson River, NY.  Northeastern Naturalist 6:241-248.

R.M. Chambers, ***T. J. Mozdzer and ***J. C. Ambrose. 1998. Effects of salinity and sulfide on the distribution of Phragmites australis and Spartina alterniflora in a tidal saltmarsh. Aquatic Botany 62:161-169.

R.M. Chambers. 1997. Porewater chemistry of Phragmites and Spartina in a Connecticut tidal marsh. Wetlands 17:360-367.

***Vink, S.M., R.M. Chambers and S.V. Smith. 1997. Distribution of phosphorus in sediments from Tomales Bay, California. Marine Geology 139:157-179.

Smith, S.V., R.M. Chambers and J.T. Hollibaugh. 1996. Dissolved and particulate nutrient transport through a coastal watershed-estuary system. Journal of Hydrology 176:181-203.

Harvey, J.W., R.M. Chambers and ***J.R. Hoelscher. 1995. Preferential flow and segregation of porewater solutes in wetland sediment. Estuaries 18:568-578.

R.M. Chambers, J.W. Fourqurean, J.T. Hollibaugh and S.M. Vink. 1995. Importance of terrestrially derived, particulate phosphorus to P dynamics in a west coast estuary. Estuaries 18:518-526.

Sansone, F.J., J.T. Hollibaugh, S.M. Vink, R.M. Chambers, S.B. Joye and B.N. Popp. 1994. Diver-operated piston corer for nearshore use. Estuaries 17:716-720.

R.M. Chambers, J.T. Hollibaugh and ***S.M. Vink. 1994. Sulfate reduction and sediment metabolism in Tomales Bay, CA. Biogeochemistry 25: 1-18.

R.M. Chambers. 1992. A fluctuating water level chamber for biogeochemical experiments in tidal marshes. Estuaries 15: 53-58.

R.M. Chambers, ***J.W. Harvey, and W.E. Odum. 1992. Ammonium and phosphate dynamics in a Virginia salt marsh. Estuaries 15: 349-359.

R.M. Chambers and ***J.W. Fourqurean. 1991. Alternative criteria for assessing nutrient limitation of a wetland macrophyte (Peltandra virginica (L.) Kunth). Aquatic Botany 40: 305‑320.

R.M. Chambers and W.E. Odum. 1990. Pore water oxidation, dissolved phosphate and the iron curtain. Biogeochemistry 10: 37‑52.

***Levy, B.S. and R.M. Chambers. 1987. Bromide as a conservative tracer for soil‑water studies. Hydrological Processes 1: 385‑389.

 

 

b) Publication in book or on CD

Chambers, R.M. and J.C. Maerz.  2018. Terrapin bycatch in blue crab fisheries.  Chapter 16, In: Ecology and Conservation of the Diamond-backed Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) (W.M. Roosenburg and V.S. Kennedy, eds).  Hopkins University Press.

Beck, A.J., R.M. Chambers, M.M. Mitchell**, and D.M. Bilkovic. 2017. Evaluation of living shoreline marshes as a tool for reducing nitrogen pollution in coastal systems. pp 271-290, In D.M. Bilkovic, M. Mitchell,  M. La Peyre, and J. Toft  (eds), Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-based Coastal Protection, CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group.

Chambers, R.M.  2014.  Invasion of common reed (Phragmites) in North American wetlands.  In (G.C. Ray and J. McCormick-Ray, eds.), Coastal-Marine Conservation: Science and Policy. Wiley Blackwell.

Chambers, R.M., L.A. Meyerson, and ***K. Lellis-Dibble.  2012.  Ecology of Phragmites australis and responses to tidal restoration. pp. 81-96 In (C.T. Roman and D.M. Burdick, eds.)  Tidal Marsh Restoration:  A Synthesis of Science and Management.  Island Press..

Meyerson, L.A., K. Saltonstall, and R.M. Chambers.  2009.  Phragmites australis in coastal marshes of North America: Historical and ecological perspective of a successful plant invader.  pp 57-82 In (B.R. Silliman, M.D. Bertness, D. Strong, eds.), Human Impacts on Salt Marshes: A Global Perspective.  University of California Press.

***Fortunato, C., *O.T. McDonough, and R.M. Chambers.  2005.  The effectiveness of dry and wet stormwater detention basins as nutrient processors.  In Watershed Management 2005.  American Society of Civil Engineers, Reston, VA (ISBN 0-7844-0763-0).

***Meyerson, L.A., K.A.Vogt, and R.M. Chambers. 2000.  Linking the success of Phragmites to the alteration of ecosystem nutrient cycles.  pp. 817-834, In Concepts and Controversies in Tidal Marsh Ecology, M. Weinstein, Ed.  Academy of Natural Sciences. 

R.M. Chambers, S.V. Smith and J.T. Hollibaugh. 1994. An ecosystem-level context for tidal exchange studies in salt marshes of Tomales Bay, California, USA. pp 265-276 InGlobal Wetlands, Old World and New (W.J. Mitsch, ed.) Elsevier, New York.

 

 

 

e) invited scholarly papers and talks

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, “The Eye of the Turtle”.  Biological Sciences Seminar Series (November 2014), Gloucester Point, VA.

EPA Chesapeake Bay Program, “Mapping Terrapin Populations and Their Habitat.” Designing Sustainable Coastal Wetland Habitat, 16-17 April 2013, Easton, MD.

Virginia Association of Wetland Professionals, “Environmental Quality and Biotic Response in SE Virginia Riparian Systems”  Annual Meeting (May 2012), Richmond, VA.

Beyond Pesticides, “The Phragmites Fear Factor” Re-thinking invasive species:  Environmentalism gone awry?  (October 2012) Washington, DC.

Louisiana State Univeristy, “Rust and Rotten Eggs”  Ocean Sciences Department Seminar (February 2009), Baton Rouge, LA.

College of Wiliam and Mary, “Phragmites australis (common reed): a sheep in wolf’s clothing?  Biology Department Seminar (November 2007), Williamsburg, VA.

VA Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Invited plenary talk on soils and invasive species (December 2007), Williamsburg, VA.

University of Rhode Island, Invited graduate seminar presentation on invasive species (November 2005), Kingston, RI.

Albright College, “What’s new about old-school research?” (2005).  Keynote speaker, Berks County Undergraduate Research Conference, Reading, PA.

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, “Hydrologic and chemical control of a wetland invader” (2004), Gloucester Point, VA.

North Carolina Coastal Reserve Program, Invited workshop speaker on the topic of Phragmites in North Carolina (2004),  Kitty Hawk, NC.

Old Dominion University, “Hydrologic and chemical control of a wetland invader” (2003), Norfolk, VA.

Virginia Commonwealth University, “Hydrologic and chemical control of a wetland invader” (2002), Richmond, VA.

University of Virginia, “Fear the turtle: Ecology of diamondback terrapins in coastal U.S. marshes” (2002), Charlottesville, VA (video presentation from Keck Lab).

Dickinson College, “Hydrologic and chemical control of a wetland invader” (2002), Carlisle, PA.

University of Virginia, “Hydrologic and chemical control of a wetland invader” (2002), Charlottesville, VA.

Kellogg Foundation Lecturer, Fairfield University, “What is the point of non-point source pollution?” (2001), Fairfield, CT.

Rutgers University, “Rust and rotten eggs” (2001), New Brunswick, NJ.

Virginia Institute of Marine Science, “Hydrologic and chemical control of a wetland invader” (2001), Wachapreague, VA.

University of Georgia, “The chemistry of killing a wetland invader” (2000), Athens, GA.

Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Workshop, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, “Nutrient dynamics in Phragmites marshes” (2000), Princess Anne, MD.

The College of William and Mary, “Rust and rotten eggs” (2000), Williamsburg, VA.

 

 

j)      unrefereed publication not listed above

Chambers, R.M. and L.A. Meyerson.  2013.  Current challenges to the science and management of Phragmites australis (abstract). Natural Areas Journal 33:236-291. doi: 10.3375/043.033.0215

STAC (Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee). 2013. Exploring the environmental effects of shale gas development in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. STAC Publ. #13-01, Edgewater, MD. 32 pp.

STAC (Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee).  2013.  Evaluation of the Use of Shellfish as a Method of Nutrient Reduction in Chesapeake Bay.  STAC Publ. #13-0#, Edgewater, MD.  11 pp.

Naser, C.R., L.H. Newton and R.M. Chambers.  1999.  Ethical issues in biotechnology.  URI Maritimes 41(2):2-9.

 

k)     research reports from grant or contract work

***Wiktor, D., M. Hill and R.M. Chambers. 2001.  Genetic Diversity of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) from Piermont Marsh, Hudson River, NY.  Section XIII: 20 pp.  In W.C. Nieder & J.R. Waldman (eds.), Final Reports of the Tibor T. Polgar Fellowship Program, 2000.  Hudson River Foundation.

R.M. Chambers.  2000.  Rust and rotten eggs: iron and sulfur in Florida Bay.  Florida BayWatch/Florida Sea Grant Publication.  6pp.

R.M. Chambers and D.T. Osgood.  2000.  Nutrient dynamics in Phragmites marshes.  In, The Role of Phragmites in the Mid-Atlantic Region.  Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Workshop Report, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, April 2000.

 

n)     work in progress or submitted

**Ruzicka, V.A., *M.E. Wolak, and R.M. Chambers.  Under revision.  Nesting ecology of Diamondback Terrapins on an island complex in lower Chesapeake Bay.  Journal of Herpetology.

**Hauser, C.W., R.M. Chambers, and J.W. Perry.  Under Revision.  Hydrology, soil characteristics, and net microbial activity in created and natural palustrine forested wetlands. Applied Ecology.

**Holley, J.W., G.S. Hancock, G.M. Capelli, and R.M. Chambers.  Under Revision.  A functional assessment of stormwater wet retention ponds: water quality and downstream biota.  Environmental Management.

 

            o)  papers presented at professional meetings

**Sutter, L.A. and R.M. Chambers. 2017. Vegetation Diversity and Nutrient Allocation along a Salinity Gradient in the Chesapeake Bay. Poster, Soil Science Society of America Meeting, 22-25 October, Tampa, FL.

Julian P, R. Chambers, J. Kominoski, T. Troxler, A.Wright, and T.Z. Osborne. 2017.  Pyrite Formation in the Coastal Everglades. Can a Fool’s Gold Indicate Sea-Level Rise? Oral presentation, Soil Science Society of America Meeting, 22-25 October, Tampa, FL.

**Humphreys, A., and R.M. Chambers.  2016.  Predicting the impact of sea level rise on the distribution of Phragmites australis and Spartina alterniflora in tidal freshwater marshes. Poster, Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Spring Meeting, 10-12 March, Virginia Beach, VA.

**Cook, C.E., A.M. McCluskey* and R.M. Chambers. 2016.  Potential threats to diamondback terrapin nesting success caused by the invasive reed Phragmites australis.  Poster, Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Spring Meeting, 10-12 March, Virginia Beach, VA.  WINNER: Outstanding Graduate Poster.

Chambers, R.,  T. Russell, and A. Corso*.  2015. Marsh madness: keeping diamondback terrapins out of the blue crab fishery. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Meeting, Portland OR, 8-12 November.

Russell, T. and R. Chambers.  2015. A principal components analysis of two drainage basins in the Everglades. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Meeting, Portland OR, 8-12 November.

*Huettenmoser, J., *O.R. Trani, T.M. Russell, D. Stanhope, K. Angstadt, D. Bilkovic, and R.M. Chambers. 2014. Keeping terrapins out of crab traps: do visual and other cues matter?  Mid-Atlantic Diamondback Terrapin Working Group annual meeting, 24-25 July 2014, Williamsburg, VA.

Li, X. (speaker), Y. Lu, R. Mesfioui, J.E. Bauer, E.A. Canuel, R.M. Chambers, and P.G. Hatcher. 2014. High-resolution molecular characterization reveals pasture land use alters streamwater dissolved organic matter.  American Society of Limnology and Oceanography annual meeting, 18-23 May 2014, Portland, OR.

Williamson, K.E., *J.V. Harris (speaker), *J.C. Green, *F. Rahman, and R.M. Chambers.  2014.  Stormwater runoff drives viral community composition changes in inland freshwaters. The Future of Mid-Atlantic Water Infrastructure: Challenges and Solutions.  24-25 September 2014, Shepherdstown, WV.

Saxton, M.A., *F. Rahman, *N.S. Naqvi, R.M. Chambers, J.M. Kaste, K.E. Williamson. 2014. Microbial diversity and activity in costal Virginia stormwater retention ponds. The Future of Mid-Atlantic Water Infrastructure: Challenges and Solutions.  24-25 September 2014, Shepherdstown, WV.

Bowne, D.R., C. Bloch, R. Chambers, D. Druckenbrod, T. Fredricksen, D. Garneau, K. Genet, P. Kish, M.B. Kolozsvary, F. Kuserk, E. Lindquist, T. Muir, G. Murray, J. Simmons, R. Urban, and C. Zimmerman.  2013. Population Structure of Freshwater Turtles Across north america: An ecological research as education network (EREN) Collaborative project TurtlePop.  Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 4-9 August, Minneapolis, MN.

Chambers, R., T. Russell, and S. Belfit.  2013. Experiments with BRDs in Virginia tidal waters: an emerging consensus?  2013 Symposium on the Ecology, Status, and Conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin, Johns Island, SC 13-15 September.

**Isdell, R.E., M. Leu, R.M. Chambers, D.M. Bilkovic, and J.P. Swaddle.  2013.  Using Spatial Models to Assess the Impacts of Landscape and Seascape Factors on the Distribution of Diamondback Terrapins.  2013 Symposium on the Ecology, Status, and Conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin, Johns Island, SC 13-15 September.

*Gilliand, S., R. Chambers, and M.D. LaMar.  2013.  Modeling the effects of crab potting and road traffic on a population of Diamondback Terrapins. Biomathematics and Ecology: Education and Research-2013.  11-13 October, Marymount University, Arlington, VA.

**Sutter, L.A., J. Perry, and R. Chambers.  2013.  Vegetation diversity and nutrient allocation along a salinity gradient experiencing sea level rise. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation Biennial Meeting, 3-7 November, San Diego, CA.

Chambers, R.M., *R.L. Hatch, and T.M. Russell.  2012.  Interannual Variation in Bulk Soil Properties in the Coastal Everglades.  Wetlands/INTECOL poster presentation, 4-9 June, Orlando, FL.

Chambers, R.M. and L.A. Meyerson.  2012.  Current challenges to the science and management of Phragmites australis. Natural Areas Conference, 9-12 October, Norfolks, VA.

Mozdzer, T.M. and R.M. Chambers.  2012.  Phragmites australis: Ecosystem services. Natural Areas Conference, 9-12 October, Norfolk, VA.

**Sutter, L.A., J.W. Perry III, and R.M. Chambers.  2012.  Vegetation diversity and nutrient allocation along a salinity gradient.  Wetlands/INTECOL presentation, 4-9 June, Orlando, FL.

**Sutter, L.A., J.W. Perry III, and R.M. Chambers.  2012.  The role of salt water intrusion on the establishment of Spartina alterniflora in a tidal freshwater marsh.  AGU Chapman Conference, 14 November, Reston, VA.

Chambers, R.M., J. Boyer, D.C. Childers, J.W. Fourqurean, V.H. Rivera-Monroy, and T. M. Russell.  2011.  Variation in nutrient coupling between wetlands and open water of two Everglades river systems.  Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, Daytona Beach, FL, 6-10 November.

Lu, Y., E. Canuel, J. Bauer, R. Chambers, E. Keese, E. Ferer, and A. Barrett.  2011.  Sources and Quality of Particulate Organic Matter in First-order Streams of Differing Land Uses in the York River Estuary, VA.  International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Switzerland, September.

*Cornell, A.E. and R.M. Chambers.  2011. Upstream development spurs downstream amphibian decline in Southeast VA watersheds.  Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 7-12 August.

Saunders, C., C. Coronado-Molina, E. Castaneda-Moya, R. Chambers, V. Rivera-Monroy, and H.C. Fitz.  2011.  Carbon and nutrient storage in riverine and scrub mangrove forests of the Florida Coastal Everglades.  Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, Daytona Beach, FL, 6-10 November.

**Sutter, L.,  *M.E. Karp, R.M. Chambers and J.E. Perry. 2011.  Effects of sub-lethal salinity treatments on three dominant tidal marsh perennials. Virginia Association of Wetland Professionals Fall 2011 Meeting, Richmond VA USA.

**Sutter, L., R.M. Chambers, and J.E. Perry.  2011.  Response of tidal wetland plants to iIncreases in salinity. York River Symposium, 20 April 2011, Gloucester Point, VA USA.

**Sutter, L.,  J.E. Perry, and R.M. Chambers. 2011. Response of tidal wetland plants to sub-lethal increases in salinity. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, Daytona Beach, FL, 6-10 November.

**Kreisel, S. E., R.M. Chambers, J.M. Perry, III, and W.L. Daniels.  2010. Assessing the functional status of created wetlands in eastern Virginia via a soil and vegetative developmental trajectory.  Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, 27 June—2 July, Salt Lake City, UT.

*Wilson, S.M., *E.F. Dever, *A.S. Morris, and R.M. Chambers.  2009. Population study of diamondback terrapins in a Virginia estuary.  Poster presentation, Middle-Atlantic Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Meeting, 29 August, Stone Harbor, NJ.

*Morris, A.S.,  *E.F. Dever, *S.M. Wilson, and R.M. Chambers.  2009.  BRDs exclude bycatch and crabs in a Virginia estuary.  Poster presentation, Middle-Atlantic Diamondback Terrapin Working Group Meeting, 29 August, Stone Harbor, NJ.

*Morris, A.S., *S.M. Wilson, *E.F. Dever, and R.M. Chambers.  2009.  BRDs…Great for terps, great for crabbers.  Poster presentation, Virginia Herpetological Society Fall Symposium, 24 October, Richmond, VA.

Chambers, R.M., T.M. Russell, *A.E. Cornell, *L.B. Rordam, and *A.S. Morris.  2009.  Does more carbonate mean more phosphorus?  Spatial and temporal trends in soil nutrients and organic matter in south Florida wetlands.  Poster presentation, Estuarine Research Federation Meeting, 1-5 November, Portland, OR.

*Montagna, M., *M. McKenzie, and R.M. Chambers.  2009.  Challenging assumptions:  Analysis of physical contributions to water quality in stormwater ponds.  Poster presentation, Virginia Water Research Conference, 15-16 October, Richmond, VA.

**Holley, J.W., G.S. Hancock, and R.M. Chambers.  2008.  Water quality in headwater streams: a test of best management practices.  Oral presentation, North American Benthological Society Annual Meeting, 25-30 May, Salt Lake City, UT.

Chambers, R.M., *S. Perera, and S.E. Davis.  2007. Spatial and interannual variation in Everglades/Florida Bay soil properties, 2001-2006.  Poster presentation, 10th International Symposium on Biogeochemistry of Wetlands, 1-4 April, 2007, Annapolis, MD.

Chambers, R.M., *M.E. Wolak, and **V.A. Ruzicka.  2007.  Population pressures on diamondback terrapins in lower Chesapeake Bay.  Oral Presentation, 4th Symposium on the Ecology, Status, and Conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin, 10-12 August, Millersville, MD.

**Holley, J.W., R.M. Chambers, and G.S. Hancock.  2007.  Water quality in headwater streams.  Poster presentation, Wetlands 2007.  Association of State Wetland Managers, 28-30 August, 2007, Williamsburg, VA.

Chambers, R.M. and K. Havens.  2007.  Common reed occurrence along estuarine shoreline in Chesapeake Bay.  Oral presentation, Estuarine Research Federation Conference, 4-8 November, Providence, RI.

**Holley, J.W., G.S. Hancock, and R.M. Chambers.  2007.  Water quality in headwater streams: A test of best management practices.  Oral presentation, Virginia Water Resources Research Annual Meeting, 26-28 November, Blacksburg, VA.

*Wolak, M.E., **V.A. Ruzicka, *D.M. Nally, and R.M. Chambers.  2006.  Crab pot mortality exerts selection pressure on a diamondback terrapin population.  Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Fall Meeting, 5-7 October, Baltimore, MD.

**Ruzicka, V.A., *M.E. Wolak, and R.M. Chambers. 2006.  The influence of predation on the nesting ecology of diamondback terrapins in the lower Cheseapeake Bay.  Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Spring Meeting, 9-11 March, Philadelphia, PA.

Chambers, R.M., G.S. Hancock, ***E. Hathaway, and ***S. Gruber.  2006.  Water quality in retention ponds during storm events.  Virginia Water Science and Technology Symposium, 1-3 November, Blacksburg, VA. 

Chambers, R.M., T.M. Russell, *S. Perera, *K. Pederson, and *C.H. Lewis.  2006.  Spatial and interannual variation in Everglades/Florida Bay soil properties 2002-2006.  Long Term Ecological Research All-Scientists Meeting, 20-23 September, Estes Park, CO.

Chambers, R.M. K.J. Havens, and *D.J. Morgan.  2005.  Is the wetland distribution of Phragmites correlated with adjacent land use?  Poster presentation, Atlantic Estuarine Research Society Annual Meeting, 10-12 March 2005, Solomons, MD.

Chambers, R.M., *K.A. Pederson and *M. Shockley.  2005.  Comparison of soil phosphorus, iron and sulfur pools in the Everglades/Florida Bay ecosystem.  Poster presentation, Florida Coastal Everglades All-Scientists Annual Meeting, 25-26 March, Miami, FL.

Chambers, R.M., K. Saltonstall and L.A. Meyerson.  2005.  Invasives species in Chesapeake Bay wetlands: The focus is Phragmites.  Invited presentation, Socity of Wetland Scientists annual meeting.  5-10 June 2005, Charleston, SC. 

*Wacksman, J.J. and R.M. Chambers.  2005.  Modeling of net ecosystem metabolism in an Everglades tidal river.  Poster presentation, Society of Wetland Scientists Annual Meeting, 5-10 June 2005, Charleston, SC.

***Fortunato, C., *O.T. McDonough, and R.M. Chambers.  2005.  The effectiveness of dry and wet stormwater detention basins as nutrient processors.  Poster presentation, 2005 Watershed Management Conference, 19-22 July 2005, Williamsburg, VA.

***Gruber, S.A., R.M. Chambers, and G.S. Hancock.  2005.  Water quality in a retention pond during a storm event.  Poster presentation, Massachusetts Water Resources Research Center Annual Conference, 21 October 2005, Amherst, MA.

***Wach, E. and R.M. Chambers.  2005.  A study of fish, amphipods and leaves in stream ecosystems.  Oral presentation, Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research, 19 November 2005, Riverside, CA.

Chambers, R.M., G.S. Hancock, J.P. Swaddle, R.L. Hicks, and J.T. Roberts.  2005.  Interdisciplinary watershed studies provide science-society links.  Poster presentation, American Geophysical Union Winter Meeting, 5-9 December, San Francisco, CA.

**Packett, C.R. and R.M. Chambers. 2004.  Effects of salinity on the distribution and growth of native and non-native Phragmites australis.  Poster presentation, Atlantic Estuarine Research Society, Hackensack, NJ.  October 2004.

*Pensa, M.A., R.M. Chambers and S. VanBenschoten.  2003.  Trophic transition in a lake on the Virginia coastal plain.  American Society of Limnology and Oceanography winter meeting.  8-14 February 2003, Salt Lake City, UT.

R.M. Chambers and *R. McKinney.  2003. Experimental manipulation of iron and phosphorus in Everglades sawgrass marshes.  2003 FCE LTER All Scientists Meeting.  5 January 2003, Fairchild Tropical Garden, Miami, FL.

R.M. Chambers and *A. Spiller.  2002.  A comparison of northern diamondback terrapins from populations in Long Island Sound and Chesapeake Bay marshes.  Vertebrates of Tidal Marshes Symposium, 24-26 October 2002, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, MD.

R.M. Chambers, D.T. Osgood, ***D.J. Bart** and ***F. Montalto.  2002. Phragmites australis invasion and expansion in tidal wetlands: Interactions among salinity, sulfide and hydrology.  Plenary Talk.  Technical Forum:  Phragmites australis: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing?  6-9 January 2002, Vineland, NJ.

D.T. Osgood, D.J. Yozzo, R.M. Chambers, ***S. Pianka, ***J. Lewis and ***D. Jacobson**.  2002.  Factors controlling nekton habitat utilization patterns within Phragmites and non-Phragmites marshes. Technical Forum:  Phragmites australis: A Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing?  6-9 January 2002, Vineland, NJ.

Osgood, D., D. Yozzo, R. Chambers, ***J. Lewis, and ***S. Pianka.  2001.  Controlling factors of nekton habitat use within Phragmites and Typha habitat along the Hudson River Estuary. 16th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation, November 2001, St. Petersburg, FL.

Yozzo, D., D.T. Osgood, R.M. Chambers and M.M. Canciola, III.  2001.  Distribution and abundance of benthic macroinvertebrates in Phragmites and Typha dominated tidal wetlands, Hudson River Estuary. 16th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation, November 2001, St. Petersburg, FL.

R.M. Chambers and **A. Holinka.  2001.  Forms of iron, sulfur and phosphorus along transects from the Everglades to Florida Bay.  16th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation, November 2001, St. Petersburg, FL.

R.M. Chambers, ***D. Madeux and ***T. Endo.  2001.  Sulfur, iron and phosphorus dynamics in carbonate soils of south Florida wetlands.  Invited talk, 7th International Symposium on the Biogeochemistry of Wetlands, June 2001, Durham, NC.

R.M. Chambers and J.W. Fourqurean.  2001.  Biogeochemical effects of iron availability on primary producers in a shallow marine carbonate environment.  Florida Bay Science Conference, April, 2001, Key Largo, FL.

***Pianka, S., ***J. Lewis, D. Osgood, R. Chambers, and D. Yozzo. 2000.  Temporal patterns of nekton habitat utilization in Phragmites and Typha habitat.  Long Island Sound Conference, November, 2000, Stamford, CT.

***Gregson, J., ***D. Gauthier, ***D. Wiktor, R. Chambers and M. Hill.  2000.  Terrapin research in southern New England.  2nd Diamondback Terrapin Workshop, Stone Harbor, NJ.

Childers, D.L. and 17 others.  2000.  Regional controls of population and ecosystem dynamics in an oligotrophic wetland-dominated coastal landscape—the new Florida Coastal Everglades LTER Project.  Joint LTER/Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Snowbird, UT.

***Tabery, J.,  ***M. Gallowitsch and R.M. Chambers.  2000.  Population study of diamondback terrapins of the lower Housatonic River. New England Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Portland, ME.

R.M. Chambers, D.T. Osgood and N. Kalapasev.  2000.  Hydrologic and chemical control of Phragmites growth in tidal marshes.  New England Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Portland ME.

Kalapasev, N.,  D. Osgood, and R. Chambers.  2000.  Growth strategy and distribution of Phragmites australis along an estuarine gradient.  New England Estuarine Research Society Spring Meeting, Portland, ME.

Osgood, D. R. Chambers, D. Yozzo, N. Kalapasev, ***S. Pianka, ***J. Lewis, ***C. Lepage.  2000.  Has Phragmites expansion affected nekton habitat use along the Hudson River? New England Estuarine Research Society Meeting, Portland, ME.

R.M. Chambers, J.W. Fourqurean and ***L. Millman.  1999.  Relationship of sedimentary sulfur, iron and phosphorus cycling to water quality in Florida Bay: How seagrass die-offs contribute to algal blooms.  Florida Bay Annual All-Scientists Meeting, Key Largo, FL.

R.M. Chambers, J.W. Fourqurean and ***R. Hoppenot. 1999.  Iron-sulfur chemistry in the carbonate sediments of Florida Bay. ERF Biennial Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Osgood, D.T., R.M. Chambers and N. Kalapasev.  1999.  Hydrologic and chemical control of Phragmites along an estuarine gradient.  ERF Biennial Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

***Hurton, L., R.M. Chambers and D.T. Osgood.  1999.  Controlling Phragmites growth in mesohaline tidal marshes of the Housatonic River, CT: A Field Test.  ERF Biennial Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Kalapasev, N., DT. Osgood and R.M. Chambers.  1999.  Growth strategy and distribution of Phragmites australis along an estuarine gradient. ERF Biennial Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

R.M. Chambers, ***K. Dasher, ***J. Peabody, D.T. Osgood, N. Kapselev. 1999. Controlling Phragmites growth in mesohaline tidal marshes of the Housatonic River, CT: A Field Test.  NEERS Biannaul meeting, Falmouth, MA.

Osgood, D.T., R.M. Chambers and N. Kalapasev.  1999.  Hydrologic and chemical control of Phragmites along an estuarine gradient. NEERS Biannaul meeting, Falmouth, MA.

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

 

9.         Professional Service Activities

a)     College committee service

Director, Biology Department Graduate Program (2010-2012)

Director, Environmental Science and Policy Program (2010, 2011-12)

Chair, Integrative Aquatic Ecology Search Committee (2015-16)

Chair, Invertebrate Biology Search Committee (2008-9)

Chair, Conservation Biology  Search Committee (2006-7)

Advisory Committee, Information Technology (2007-8)

College Representative, Chesapeake Watershed Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit (2006-2016)

Member, W&M Campus Master Plan Working Group (2013-present)

Member, Review Panel for Vice President, Strategic Initiatives & Public Affairs (2017)

Member, Review Panel for Human Resources Director’s Position (2008)

Member, College Committee on IT Laptop Initiative (2007)

Member, WAVE Fellowship Board (VIMS) (2006-present)

Member, VIMS Dean/Director Search Committee (2003)

Member, GIS Advisory Committee (2008-2013)

Member, Committee on Sustainability Steering Committee (2010- 2014, 2015-2017)

Member, Marine Science Minor committee (2009)

Member, Selection Advisory Committee for Associate Distinguished Professorships in Arts & Sciences (2009-10)

Member, Noyce Steering Committee (2015-2017)

Member, IACUC Committee (2015-2017)

Advisory Committee for Lake Matoaka Nature Trail (2001-present)

Member ex-officio, Environmental Science and Policy Cluster (2001-2002)

Environmental Studies Executive Committee (2004-present)

Advisory Board, Washington DC Office (2004-present)

Biology Department Personnel Committee (2003-2005, 2007, 2009, 2014-2017)

Advisory  Board, Center for Archaeological Research (2002-2005)

Science Faculty Advisor, Project VISTA (2011-2015)

 

b)     Other professional service

Director, W.M. Keck Environmental Field Laboratory (2001-present)

Member, Chesapeake Bay Science Technology Advisory Committee (2009-2013)

Panelist, EPA Bay Program Floating Treatment Wetland Committee (2014-2015)

Director, REU Watersheds Program (2003-2008)

Director, College Creek Alliance (2005-present)

Co-Committee Chair, mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Diamondback Terrapin Working Grouop (2014-17)

Chair, Education Committee, Estuarine Research Federation (2003-2007)

Science Advisory Panel, New Jersey Sea Grant (2007)

Director, Environmental Science and Policy Cluster (2003-2004)

Member, Sentara Hospital Green Roof Committee (2007-2011)

Member, Advisory Committee for Virginia Invasive Species (2003)

Member, Virginia Riparian Research Team (2001-present)

Board of Directors, Williamsburg Land Conservancy (2005-10)

Faculty Advisor, Environmental Student Housing Group (Ecohouse) (2001-2003)

Presenter, Focusing on the Future, W&M Center for Gifted Education (2001-2003, 2008)

Editorial Referee for Aquatic Botany (1998,99,2000,06,09,10); Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Systems (2014); Aquatic Microbial Ecology (2000); Aquatic Geochemistry (2014,16); Biogeochemistry (2001,03,06,09); Biological Invasions (1999); Chelonian Conservation and Biology (2014);  Continental Shelf Research (1998); Diversity and Distributions (2006); Ecological Applications (2000,02,03,14); Ecological Engineering (2004,13), Ecoscience (2006); Ecosystems (2006); Environmental Management (2002); Estuaries and Coasts (1991,92,95,97,99,00,01,03,04,05,08,09,13,14,15); Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science (2006,07,13,15); Fisheries Research (2016); Global Change Biology (2014); Herpetological Review (2010) Journal of Coastal Research (2004); Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology (2002, 2016); Journal of Environmental Quality (2002); Journal of Herpetology (2007, 10); Journal of Wildlife Management (2013,14); International Conference on Sustainable Management of Coastal Ecosystems (1999); Limnology and Oceanography (1994); Marine Geology (1995); Marine Ecology Progress Series (2013); Marine Environmental Research (2001); North American Journal of Fisheries Management (2015); Northeastern Naturalist (2002;05); Restoration Ecology (2000); Southeastern Naturalist (2003,04); Western North American Naturalist (2009); Wetlands (1994,95,97,99,02,03,04,05,09,14); Wetlands Ecology and Management (1999,05,15)

Proposal reviewer for Georgia Sea Grant (1994-96); Hudson River Foundation (1999, 2012,13); Louisiana Sea Grant (1995); Mississippi/Alabama Sea Grant (2013); Long Island Sound Research Panel, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection (1994-5); Diamondback Terrapin Working Goup (2014); National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (2007); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—CICEET (1998); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration--Sea Grant (1993); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—CSCOR/COP (2002); National Science Foundation—Biocomplexity Program (2001); National Science Foundation—Earth Sciences (2000, 2002); National Science Foundation—Ecosystems (1992-93, 2002, 06,09, 16); National Science Foundation—Environmental Biology (1999, 2001,05); NSF FMBL (2007); National Science Foundation Review Panelist—Conservation Biology (1993); National Science Foundation Review Panelist—REU Geosciences (2003); National Undersea Research Program (1994, 1996); New Jersey Sea Grant (2001); New York Sea Grant (1997); The Nature Conservancy (1996-7, 1999); Rhode Island Agriculture Experiment Station (2007); U.S. Department of Agriculture--CSRS (1995-6, 1998, 2001, 2003); Virginia Sea Grant (1994)