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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.


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 40:1516-1522.


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 40:822-831.


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 cepedianum.  Journal 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 21:643-653.


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


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


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.


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.


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. Chambers.  2013. 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Meyerson, L.A., K. Saltonstall, and R.M. Chambers.  2008.  Phragmites australis in coastal marshes of North America: Historical and ecological perspective of a successful plant invader.  In (B.R. Silliman, M.D. Bertness, D. Strong, eds.), Anthropogenic Modification of North American Salt Marshes.  University of California Press.


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


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.


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 29:1222-1226.


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


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., D. Burdick, R. 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.


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).

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.

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, 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, 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.

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.

















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