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Ecological Research on Wetlands and Submersed Aquatic Vegetation


Bibliography of USGS investigations of SAV in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed (Also see Potomac Estuary Study Bibliography for publications through 1996 specific to the Potomac Estuary.)

Orth, R.J. , Williams, M.R. , Marion, S.R. , Wilcox, D.J. , Carruthers, T.J.B. , Moore, K.A., Kemp, W.M., Dennison, W.C., Rybicki, N., Bergstrom, P., and Batiuk, R.A., 2010, Long-term trends in submersed aquatic vegetation (SAV) in Chesapeake Bay, USA, related to water quality: Estuaries and Coasts, v. 33, no. 5, p. 1144 - 1163. DOI: 10.1007/s12237-010-9311-4.

Ruhl, H.A., and Rybicki, N.B., 2010, Long-term reductions in anthropogenic nutrients link to improvements in Chesapeake Bay habitat: Proceedings of the National Academy of Scientists, v. 107, no. 38, p. 16566-16570. (819 KB. published by the National Academy of Scientists with open access)

Tanner, C., Hunter, S., Reel, J., Parham, T., Naylor, M., Karrh, L. Busch, K., Golden, R., Lewandowski, M., Rybicki, N., and Schenk, E., 2010, Evaluating a Large-Scale Eelgrass Restoration Project in the Chesapeake Bay, Restoration Ecology, v. 18, p 538-548, DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-100X.2010.00694.x

Carter, V., Landwehr, J.M., Rybicki, N.B., Reel, J.T., and Ruhl, H.A., 2008, Linkages among submersed aquatic vegetation, nutrients, river discharge and weather in the tidal Potomac River and Estuary, in Buchanan, C., ed., Tidal Potomac River Integrated Analysis: Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin. (on-line chapter in pdf format, 1.6 MB; for the entire report which continues to be updated see the Potomac Integrative Analysis Report)

Rybicki, N.B., Justiniano- Vélez, E.M., Schenk, E.R., Baldizar, J.M., and Hunter, S.E., 2008, The Distribution of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation in the Fresh and Oligohaline Tidal Potomac River, 2005: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2008-1218, 40p. (pdf, 2479 KB

Baldizar, J. and Rybicki, N.B., 2007, Restoration potential of submerged aquatic vegetation in the tidal Pocomoke River (Chesapeake Bay, USA): Ecological Restoration, v. 25, no. 2, p. 138-139. (pdf, 1499 KB)

Rybicki, N. B., and Landwehr, J.M., 2007, Long-term changes in abundance and diversity of macrophyte and waterfowl populations in an estuary With exotic macrophytes and improving water quality: Limnology and Oceanography, v. 52, no. 3, p. 1195-1207.

Rybicki, N.B. and Landwehr, J.M., 2007, Submerged Aquatic Vegetation and Water Clarity , in Phillips, S.W., ed., Synthesis of U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem and Implications for Environmental Management: U. S. Geological Survey Circular 1316, Chapter 11, p.46-49. (on-line chapter in pdf fomat)

Rybicki, N.B., Yoon, S.N., Schenk, E.R., and Baldizar, J.B., 2007, The Distribution of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation in the Fresh and Oligohaline Tidal Potomac River, 2004 , U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2007-1198. (pdf, 1380 KB)

Baldizar, J.B., and Rybicki, N.B., 2006, Primary factors influencing water clarity at shallow water sites throughout the Chesapeake and Maryland Coastal Bays: Proceedings of the Joint 8th Federal Interagency Sedimentation Conference and 3rd Federal Interagency Hydrological Modeling Conference, April 2-6, 2006, Reno, NV, in CD_ROM file ISBN 0-9779007-1-1.

Schenk, E.R. and Rybicki, N.B., 2006, Exploring causes of a seagrass transplant failure in the Potomac River (Virginia): Ecological Restoration, v. 24, no. 2, p. 116-118. (pdf, 1594 KB)

Kemp, W.M., Batiuk, R., Bartleson, R., Bergstrom, P., Carter, V., Gallegos, C.L., Hunley, W., Karrh, L., Koch, E.W., Landwehr, J.M., Moore, K.A., Murray, L., Naylor, M., Rybicki, N.B., Stevenson, J.C., and Wilcox, D.J., 2004, Habitat requirements for submerged aquatic vegetation in Chesapeake Bay: Water quality, light regime, and physical-chemical factors: Estuaries, v. 27, no. 3, p. 363-377.

Williams, D.J., Rybicki, N.B., Lombana, A.V., O'Brien, T.M., Gomez, R.B., 2003, Preliminary investigation of submerged aquatic vegetation mapping using hyperspectral remote sensing: Environmental Monitoring and Assessement. v. 81, no. 1, p. 383-392.

Barlow, R.A., Brakebill, J.W., Bratton, J.F., Blazer, V.S., Bohlke, J.F., Bricker, O.P., Colman, S.M., Cronin, T.M., Hupp, C.R., Keough, J.R., Landwehr, J.M., Langland, M.J., Newell, W.L., Perry, M.C., Phillips, S.W., Preston, S.D., Rybicki, N.B., Simon, N.S., Willard, D.A., Phillips, S.W., 2002, The U.S. Geological Survey and the Chesapeake Bay - The role of science in environmental restoration: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1220. (on-line report)

Rybicki, N.B., and Carter., V., 2002, Light and temperature effects on the growth of wild celery and hydrilla: Journal of Aquatic Plant Management, v. 40, p. 92-99. (pdf file)

Rybicki, N.B., McFarland, D.G., Ruhl, H. A., Reel, J.T., Barko, J.W., 2001, Investigations of the availability and survival of submersed aquatic vegetation propagules in the Tidal Potomac River: Estuaries, v. 24, no. 3, p. 407-424.

Batiuk, R., P. Bergstrom, M. Kemp, E. Koch, L. Murray, J.C. Stevenson, R. Bartleson, V. Carter, N.B. Rybicki, J.M. Landwehr, C. Gallegos, L. Karrh, M. Naylor, D. Wilcox, K.A. Moore, S. Ailstock, and M. Teichberg. 2000.  Chesapeake Bay submerged aquatic vegetation water quality and habitat-based requirements and restoration targets: a second technical synthesis. USEPA CBP/TRS 245/00.

Carter, V., N. B. Rybicki, J. M. Landwehr, and M.D. Naylor, 2000, Light requirements for SAV survival and growth, in "Chesapeake Bay submerged aquatic vegetation water quality and habitat-based requirements and restoration targets:  A Second Technical Synthesis.", Eds. M. Kemp, R.Batiuk, and P. Bergstrom, US EPA for the CBP245-00.

Rybicki, N.B.  2000, Relationships between environmental variables and submersed aquatic vegetation in the Potomac River, 1985-1997, Ph. D Thesis, George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.

Landwehr, J.M., J.T. Reel, N.B. Rybicki, H.A. Ruhl, and V. Carter. 1999. Chesapeake Bay habitat criteria scores and the distribution of submersed aquatic vegetation in the tidal Potomac River and Potomac Estuary, 1983-1997. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-219.

Ruhl, H.A., N.B. Rybicki, J.T. Reel, and V. Carter. 1999. Distribution and abundance of submersed aquatic vegetation in the tidal Potomac River, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, 1993-1998. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 99-233.

Carter, V., N.B. Rybicki, J.M. Landwehr, J.T. Reel, and H.A. Ruhl. 1998. Correlations among seasonal water quality, discharge, weather, and coverage by submersed aquatic vegetation in the tidal Potomac River and Potomac Estuary, 1983-96. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 98-657, 81 p.

Landwehr, J.M., V. Carter, and N.B. Rybicki. 1997. The re-emergence of submersed aquatic vegetation in the tidal Potomac River in response to environmental and climatic factors. EOS 78(17):S124.

Rybicki, N.B., Jenter, H.L., Carter, Virginia, Baltzer, R.A., and Turtora, Michael, 1997, Observations of tidal flux between a submersed aquatic plant stand and the adjacent channel in the Potomac River near Washington, D.C.  Limnology and Oceanography , v. 42, no. 2, p. 307-317. (2106 KB, pdf file, open access)

Carter, V., Rybicki, N.B., and Turtora., M., 1996. Effect of increasing photon irradiance on the growth of Vallisneria americana in the tidal Potomac River: Aquatic Botany, v. 54, p. 337-345.

Rybicki, N.B. and V. Carter, V., 1995, Revegetation and propagule transport in the tidal Potomac River: Proceedings, 29th Annual Meeting Aquatic Plant Control Program, U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Misc.Paper A-95-3, p. 201-218.

Carter, V., and Rybicki, N.B., 1994, Invasions and declines of submersed macrophytes in the tidal Potomac River and Estuary, the Currituck Sound-Back Bay system, and the Pamlico River Estuary: Lake and Reservoir Management, v. 10, no. 1, p. 39-48.

Dennison, W.C., R.J. Orth, K.A. Moore, J.C. Stevenson, V. Carter, S. Kollar, P.W. Bergstrom, and R.A. Batiuk. 1993. Assessing water quality with submersed aquatic vegetation. Bioscience 43(2):86-94.

Batiuk, R., P. Heasley,  R. Orth, K. Moore, J. Stevenson, W. Dennison, L. Staver, V. Carter, N. Rybicki, R. Hickman, S. Kollar, S. Bieber, P. Bergstrom. 1992. Chesapeake Bay submerged aquatic vegetation habitat requirements and restoration goals: a technical synthesis. USEPA CBP/TRS 83/92, 162 p.

Carter, Virginia, and Rybicki, N.B., 1991, Light attenuation in Back Bay, Virginia, in H.G. Marshall and M.D. Norman (eds.), Proceedings of the Back Bay Symposium, Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, p. 20-28.

Carter, V., N.B. Rybicki, and R. Hammerschlag. 1991. Effects of submersed macrophytes on dissolved oxygen, pH, and temperature under different conditions of wind, tide, and bed structure. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 6(2):121-133.

Carter, V., N.B. Rybicki, and M. Turtora. 1991. Population dynamics of submersed macrophytes in the tidal Potomac River. In Proceedings, 25th annual Meeting, Aquatic Plant Control Research Program, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Misc. Paper A-91-3, p. 41-53.

Orth, R., K. Moore, R. Batiuk, P. Heasley, W. Dennison, J. Stevenson, L. Staver, V. Carter, N. Rybicki, S. Kollar, R. Hickman, and S. Bieber. 1991. Water quality standards based on species' habitat requirements-a case study from the Chesapeake Bay using submerged aquatic vegetation. In Water Quality Standards for the 21st Century, Proceedings, U.S. EPA Office of Water, WH-533, p. 177-181. (pdf, 350 KB)

Carter, V., and N. Rybicki. 1990. Light attenuation and submersed macrophyte distribution in the tidal Potomac River and Estuary. Estuaries 13(4):441-452.

Jenter, H., N.B. Rybicki, R.B. Baltzer, and V. Carter. 1990. Tidal mass exchange between a submerged aquatic vegetation bed and the main channel of the Potomac River. Proceedings of the 1991 Hydraulic Conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Nashville, Tennessee, p. 298-304.

Carter, V., N.B. Rybicki, R.C. Jones, J.W. Barko, P.V. Dresler, R.E. Hickman, and R.T. Anderson. 1989. Data on physical, chemical and biological data and characteristics of Hydrilla beds, mixed beds, and unvegetated sites in the tidal Potomac River, Maryland, and Virginia, 1987. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 88-709, 196 p.

Barko, J.W., G.L. Godshalk, V.Carter, and N.B. Rybicki. 1988. Effects of submersed aquatic macrophytes on physical and chemical properties of surrounding water. Department of the Army Waterways Experiment Station Technical Report A-99-11, 28 p.

Carter, V., J.W. Barko, G.L. Godshalk, and N.B. Rybicki. 1988. Effects of submersed macrophytes on water quality in the tidal Potomac River, Maryland. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 4(4):493-501.

Carter, V., N.B. Rybicki, and C.L. Schulman. 1987. Effect of salinity and temperature on germination of monoecious Hydrilla propagules. Journal of Aquatic Plant Management 25:54-57. (pdf 305 KB)

Orth, R., J. Simon, J. Capelli, V. Carter, A. Frisch, L. Hindman, S. Hodges, K. Moore, and N. Rybicki. 1987. Distribution of submersed aquatic vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries and Chincoteaque Bay-1986. Final Report to U.S. EPA, Chesapeake Bay Program, Annapolis, Md., 180 p.

Rybicki, N., Anderson, R.T., Shapiro, J.M., Johnson, K. L., and C. L. Schulman. 1987. Data on the distribution and abundance of submersed aquatic vegetation in the tidal Potomac River and Estuary, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, 1986:  U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 87-575, 82 p.

Carter, Virginia, and Rybicki, N.B., 1986, Resurgence of submersed aquatic macrophytes in the tidal Potomac river, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia: Estuaries, v. 9, no. 4B, p. 368-375.

Orth, R., J. Simons, J. Capelli, V. Carter, L. Hindman, S. Hodges, K. Moore, and N. Rybicki. 1986. Distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation in the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries-1985. Final Report to U.S. EPA, Chesapeake Bay Program, Annapolis, Md., 296 p.

Rybicki, N., R.T. Anderson, J.M. Shapiro, C.L. Jones, and V. Carter. 1986. Data on distribution and abundance of submersed aquatic vegetation in the tidal Potomac River, Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia, 1985. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 86-126, 49 p.

Rybicki, N.B. and V. Carter. 1986. Effects of sediment depth and sediment type on the survival of Vallisneria americana Michx. grown from tubers. Aquatic Botany 24: 233-240.

Carter, V. and N.B. Rybicki. 1985. The effects of grazers and light penetration on the survival of transplants of Vallisneria americana Michx. in the tidal Potomac River, Maryland. Aquatic Botany 23:197-213.

Carter, V. 1985. Review of: Introduction to freshwater vegetation: Bioscience 35(3):191-192.

Carter, Virginia, Paschal, J.E., Jr., and Bartow, Nancy, 1985, Distribution and abundance of submersed aquatic vegetation in the tidal Potomac River and Estuary, Maryland and Virginia, May 1978 to November 1981: U.S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 2234A, 46 p.

Carter, V., N.B. Rybicki, R.T. Anderson, T.J. Trombley, and G.L. Zynjuk. 1985. Data on distribution and abundance of submersed aquatic vegetation in the tidal Potomac River and transition zone of the Potomac River, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, 1983 and 1984. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 85-82, 61 p.

Orth, R., J. Simons, R. Allair, V. Carter, L. Hindman, K. Moore, and N. Rybicki. 1985. Distribution of submerged aquatic vegetation in Chesapeake Bay and tributaries-1984. Final Report to U.S.EPA, Chesapeake Bay Program, Annapolis, Md.,155 p.

Rybicki, N.B., V. Carter, R.T. Anderson, and T.J. Trombley. 1985. Hydrilla verticillata in the tidal Potomac River, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, 1983 and 1984. U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 85-77, 26 p.

Callender, Edward, Carter, Virginia P., Hahl, D.C., Hitt, K.J., and Schultz, Barbara I. editors, l984, A water-quality study of the tidal Potomac River and Estuary--an overview: U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2233, 46 p. (pdf, 7515 KB)

Steward, K.K., T.K. Van, V. Carter, and A.H. Pieterse. 1984. Hydrilla invades Washington, D.C. and the Potomac. American Journal of Botany 71(1):162-163.

Carter, V., P.T. Gammon, and N. Bartow. 1983. Submersed aquatic plants of the tidal Potomac River. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1543, 58 p. (pdf, 6398 KB)

Paschal, J., D. Miller, N. Bartow, and V. Carter. 1982. Submersed aquatic vegetation in the tidal Potomac River and Estuary of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. Hydrologic Data Report, May 1978 to November 1981, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 82-694, 220 p.

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