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Congratulations to CRM graduates, Mary Allen, advised by David Loomis, (Dissertation:Integrative Complexity of Coastal Resources Management: Examining Tradeoffs between Ecosystem Protection and Resource Use) and Liz Brown-Pickren, advised by Alex Manda and David Griffith (Dissertation: Risky Business: Subsistence Fishing in Tyrrell County, North Carolina).

The National Environment and Recreation Research Symposium in April in Annapolis, Maryland was chaired by David K. Loomis, and attended by Hans Vogelsong, who presented, Comparing the reactions of zoo visitors to immersive and non-immersive exhibit experiences with his master's student, Theresa Herendeen. Dr. Loomis' co-authored a presentation by CRM student, Mary Allen, titled How to measure the integrative complexity of thought regarding natural resource issues. 

Jacob P. Hochard received the Coastal-Maritime Council Coastal Scholar Award. 

ECU was represented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting in February in Portland, Oregon by two ICSP faculty members. Rebecca Asch presented, Testing the reliability of species distribution models: How stable are relationships between fishes and oceanic conditions in the southern California Current ecosystem? and brought students Brian Bartlett (CRM) and William Christopher Thaxton (Biology), who presented, The Effects of Climate Variability on the Phenology of Ichthyoplankton ingress through Beaufort Inlet, NC, USA. Dr. Asch also collaborated with colleagues from the University of South Carolina on a paper presented by Ryan R Rykaczewski, titled, Scales of variability in forage fish populations: comparing interpretations of ichthyoplankton and paleoecological records. J.P. Walsh organized and led three sessions on Sediment Delivery, Transport, and Deposition in Shallow-Water Environments and brought his CRM Student, Ian Conery, who presented, High-resolution lidar scanning of developed and natural beach-dune systems on the Outer Banks, NC. 

The Tidewater Chapter of the American Fisheries Society held its annual meeting in January in Morehead City, North Carolina, and several ICSP faculty brought students. Roger Rulifson’s student Jordan Smith (MS, Biology), presented his thesis research, Hickory Shad Alosa mediocris stock identification using morphometric and meristic characters. His undergraduate researcher Keturah Kovolew (BS, Biology) presented a poster on stock identification of hickory shad. Roger also brought students Allie Mulligan (Ph.D., CRM), John Sherman (BS, Biology), and Steve Meyer (MS, Biology) for the networking and educational opportunities. One of Roger’s former students, Dr. Chuck Bangley (CRM ’16) presented, Environmental associations with movement behaviors in Cownose Rays (Rhinoptera bonasus)Rebecca Asch brought her students, Brian Bartlett (Ph.D., CRM), and William Thaxton (MS, Biology), who presented, Variability in ichthyoplankton ingress phenology through Beaufort Inlet, NC, USA as an effect of climate variabilityAlex Manda’s student, Liz Brown-Pickren (Ph.D., CRM) presented, North Carolina should manage subsistence and recreational fishing separately.
Faculty from ICSP presenting at the November APNEP Symposium in Raleigh included Sid Mitra, Mike O'Driscoll, and Charlie Humphrey. Reide Corbett brought his geology class, which included CRM students Tara Van Niekerk, Cait Skibiel, and Brian Bartlett. CRM alumni presenters included Michelle Covi ('14) and Chuck Bangley ('16) along with posters from current CRM students Liz Brown-Pickren and Allie Mulligan. Coley Cordiero ('15) participated as an APNEP staff member and current student Mike Flynn staffed a booth for the NCCF. 

ICSP made a good showing at the 147th American Fisheries Society Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida in August. Roger Rulifson brought CRM student Allie Mulligan and Biology master's student Jordan Smith to give presentations. Joe Luzcovich presented "Effects of noise on fishes, sound production, and reproduction" and brought Tyler Peacock to present. Dave Loomis' student, Mary Allen, and Alex Manda's student, Liz Brown-Pickren, also presented.  

Reide Corbett is the recipient of a Fulbright Research Scholarship. He will spend January through August, 2018, in France, based at the Université de Lille, Laboratoire d'Océanologie et de Géosciences. 

The National Marine Educators Association honored Terri Kirby Hathaway with its highest recognition: the Honorary Lifetime Membership Award, presented at the NMEA 2017 national conference. Read the Sea Grant press release here.

Jake Hochard, along with co-authors Edward B. Barbier and Ramón E. López, won the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) "Award for Outstanding Publication in Environmental Resource Economics" for their 2016 publication, "Debt, Poverty and Resource Management in a Rural Smallholder Economy."

Congratulations to CRM graduates, Jennifer Jones, advised by Lynn Harris, (Dissertation: On a sea of sand: A comparative analysis of the challenges to beached shipwreck stability and management) and Cecilia Krahforst, advised by Joe Luczkovich (Dissertation: Vessel noise impacts on the oyster toadfish and management implications for underwater noise).

Jacob Hochard secured a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Program. Integrating Human Health and Well-Being with Ecosystem Services. “Community-level Management of Human Health- Risks from Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs) with Defensive Natural Capital Investments.”

ICSP was well represented at the annual National Environment and Recreation Research Symposium in Annapolis, where Dave Loomis presented "Behavior norms of recreational fishermen, SCUBA divers, and snorkelers in the Florida Keys," Jake Hochard presented "Wolf and elk management in a spatial predator-prey ecosystem," and Hans Vogelsong presented "Transient boaters’ preferences for amenities along the Intercoastal Waterway" and "Correcting for onsite sampling in National wildlife refuge visitor study" with Craig Landry. Two CRM students also attended; Liz Brown-Pickren presented "Recreational fishing and the consumption of contaminants in Tyrrell County, North Carolina" with Alex Manda, and Mary Allen presented "Who's to blame? Attributions of recreational fishermen, SCUBA divers, and snorkelers in the Florida Keys" with Dave Loomis.

CRM students participating in the ECU Research and Creative Achievement Week included Farisal Bagsit,  advised by David Griffith, "Towards a more inclusive fisheries policy: Social impacts of the sardine fishery closure in the Zamboanga Peninsula, Philippines," Chris Buonassissi, advised by Rick Miller, "Optical indices of dissolved organic matter transport and transformation in the northern Gulf of Mexico," Eugene Frimpong, advised by Jamie Kruse, "The valuation of coastal dune vegetation: A willingness to pay approach," Allie Mulligan, advised by Roger Rulifson, "Alosa psudoharangus spawning run estimate in Lake Mattamuskeet," and Christina Wiegand, advised by Jamie Kruse,  "Commercial fisheries management in a dynamic world: Exploring the relationship between social, economic, and oceanographic environments."

Roger Rulifson brought two of his master's students to the 31st Annual Meeting of the Tidewater Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in Virginia Beach in March. Ryan MacKenzie presented, "Hickory Shad (Alosa mediocris) stock identification through otolith Microchemistry and Geometric Morphometrics" and 
Jordan Smith presented "Viability of Using Morphometric and Meristic Characters to Differentiate Among Hickory Shad Stocks Along the East Coast." Also at the meeting were current CRM student Liz Brown-Pickren presented "Subsistence: The Rodney Dangerfield of fisheries," with Alex Manda, and Chuck Bangley (CRM '16, now with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center) presented "Seasonal distribution of cownose rays (Rhinoptera bonasus) acoustically tagged in the Chesapeake Bay."


Alexander, A.C. Ndambuki, J., Salim, R., Manda, A. (2017). Assessment of spatial variation of groundwater quality in a mining basin. Sustainability, Vol. 9, No. 5.
Bangley, C. W., & Rulifson, R. A. (2017). Habitat partitioning and diurnal-nocturnal transition in the elasmobranch community of a North Carolina estuary. Bulletin of Marine Science, 93(2), 319-338.
Barbier, Edward and Jacob Hochard. (2017). Climate Change and Geographic Poverty-Environment Traps. Accepted at Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP).
Chaumillon, E., Bertin, X., & Walsh, J. P. (2017). Storm-induced marine flooding: lessons from a multidisciplinary approach. Earth - Science Reviews, 165, 151-184.
Clunies, G. J., Mulligan, R. P., Mallinson, D. J., & Walsh, J. P. (2017). Modeling hydrodynamics of large lagoons: Insights from the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 189, 90-103. doi:
Clunies, G., Mulligan, R., Mallinson, D., & Walsh, J. P. (2017). Wind and tidally-driven hydrodynamics of a large and shallow back-barrier estuarine system. Coastal Engineering.
Corbett, D., Crenshaw, J., Null, K., Peterson, R., Peterson, L., & Lyons, W. (2017). Nearshore mixing and nutrient delivery along the western Antarctic Peninsula. Antarctic Science, 1-13. doi:10.1017/S095410201700013X
Egbert, M. E., & Rulifson, R. A. (2017). Age and growth, reproductive biology, and histology in Atlantic needlefish (Strongylura marina) in a coastal freshwater lake. Marine and Freshwater Research,
Ericson, Richard E. and Jamie L. Kruse. (2017). Preference Representations for Catastrophic Risk analysis. In Economics of the Global Environment, Volume 29 of the series Studies in Economic Theory pp 39-69, edited by Gracila Chichilnisky and Armon Rezal. Springer International Publishing. 
Eulie, D., Walsh, J. P., Corbett, D. R., & Mulligan, R. (2017). Temporal and spatial dynamics of estuarine shoreline change in the Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system, North Carolina, USA. Estuaries and Coasts., doi: 10.1007/s12237-016-0143-8.
Griffith, David, Patricia Zamudio Grave, Rosalba Cortez Viveros, and Jeronimo Cabrera Cabrera. (2017). Losing Labor: Coffee, Migration, and Economic Change in Veracruz, Mexico. CAFÉ: Culture, Agriculture, Food, and the Environment 39:35-42.
Hochard, J. and E. Plous Kresch. (2017). Remote sensing supports economic inference in developing countries. Chapter 13 in Kruse, Crompvoets and Pearlman (eds). GEOValue: The Socioeconomic Value of Geospatial Information. Taylor and Francis. Forthcoming. Boca Raton, FL.
Hochard, Jacob and D. Finnoff. (2017). Cross-Jurisdictional Management of a Trophy-Hunted Species. Journal of Theoretical Biology, Vol. 420, pp 41-52.
Hochard, Jacob, and Edward Barbier. (2017). Market accessibility and economic growth: Insights from a new dimension of inequality. World Development, Vol. 97, pp 279-297. 
Iverson G, Humphrey CP Jr, Postma MH, O’Driscoll MA, Manda AK, and Finley A. (2017).  Influence of Sewered versus Septic Systems on Watershed Exports of E. Coli
Water, Air, & Soil Pollution 228: 237.
Kruse, J. L. (2017). A Celebration of Vernon Smith's 90th Birthday and Lifetime Contributions to Economics and Beyond: Experiments that Inform Policy. Southern Economic Journal., doi: 10:1002/spej. 12197.
Paris, P., Walsh, J. P., & Corbett, R. (2016). Where the continent ends. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 12208-12216, doi: 10.1002/2016GL071130.
Shan, Xiaojun Shan, Jiazhen Peng, Yohannes Kesete, Yang Gao, Jamie Kruse, Rachel A. Davidson, and Linda K. Nozick. (2017). Market Insurance and Self-Insurance through Retrofit: Analysis of Hurricane Risk in North Carolina. Journal of Risk and Uncertainty in Engineering Systems, Part A: Civil Engineering, 3(1). 
Sims, C., Finoff, D., Hastings, A., Hochard, J. (2017). Listing and delisting thresholds under the Endangered Species Act. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 99, No. 3, pp 549-570.
Sims, Charles, David Finnoff, Alan Hastings and Jacob Hochard. (2017). Linking listing and delisting decisions for endangered species: A case study of gray wolves in the Northern Rocky Mountains. Accepted at American Journal of Agricultural Economics (AJAE).
Weijerman, M., C. Grace-McCaskey, S.L. Grafeld, D.M. Kotowicz, K.L.L. Oleson, and I.E van Putten. (2017). Towards an Ecosystem-Based Approach of Guam’s Coral Reefs: the Human Dimension. Marine Policy 63:8-17.
Congratulations to CRM graduates, Chuck Bangley, advised by Roger Rulifson, and Sorna Khakzad, advised by Lynn Harris and David Griffith.

J.P. Walsh received a Fulbright Research Scholarship to travel and work for eight months in France through the Universite de Bordeaux.

Jacob Hochard received two grants: first, an Oak Ridge Affiliated Universities Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award. “Storm Protection Services of Mangrove Forests”. and second from the Center for Behavioral and Experimental Agri-Environmental Research. USDA Economic Research Service. “Reuniting and Adapting to Fragmented Habitat for Red Wolf Recovery”.

The dynamic duo of J.P. Walsh and Reide Corbett received four research grants. The NC Department of Transportation provided funds for "Submerged Aquatic Vegetation Evaluation in Currituck Sound" and the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management funded a study on "Sedimentary Petrology and Geological Framework Investigations in the Southeastern U.S. Outer Continental Shelf." The two joined forces with David Mallinson and received funding for another BOEM grant, "Assessing offshore sand resources for North Carolina: Phase 2," and a grant from the NC Division of Coastal Management for "Sand Resource Data Assessment for Coastal State Waters of North Carolina."

Alex Manda and Cindy Grace-McCaskey, along with Randall Etheridge, received a National Science Foundation grant, "EAGER Investigating drivers of stormwater flooding in coastal communities." Dr. Manda, with Terry Woods, also received funding from the PRI-Burroughs Wellcome Fund, "Integrating Mathematics and Geology in Eastern North Carolina."

Joe Luczkovich received two Division of Marine Fisheries Coastal Recreational Fishing License (CRFL) grants for SONAR mapping studies in low-salinity habitats of Submerged Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) in the Pamlico River Estuary and the Neuse River. Dr. Joe worked with Cecilia Krahforst to receive a National Science Foundation Dissertation Enhancement grant to study, "Sound Communication and Reproduction in Fishes: The Cost of Underwater Noise to Fish Reproduction, Laval Sensory Development, and Acoustic Sensitivity."
Dr. Luczkovich worked with P. Harris to obtain funding from NC Sea Grant for a study titled, "Determination of NC Southern Flounder Offshore Spawning Areas Through Active Acoustic Telemetry: Pilot Study"

Joe Luczkovich, Roger Rulifson, and J.P. Walsh worked with Mark Sprague to fund the acquisition of an Acoustic Wave Glider,  through the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Charlie Humphrey and Michael O'Driscoll teamed up with Eban Bean and Andrea Peralta to receive a North Carolina Environmental Enhancement Grant to study, "The effects of stormwater control measures on Town Creek: Quantifying water quality improvements and stormwater reduction in an impaired urban watershed. 
The two also joined Jim Watson to funding from the Meher Spiritual Center to conduct research on, "Understanding nutrient fluxes and sources into Long Lake watershed, South Carolina." 
Dr. O'Driscoll and C. Skibiel received a grant from the Albemarle Pamlico National Estuary Plan to create an, "Action plan to compile existing data for evaluating Coastal Plain ecological flows in APNEP Region. 

Joe Luczkovich and Cecilia Krahforst presented four papers at the conference on Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life in Dublin, Ireland. With Dave Loomis, they presented, "Managing Vessel Noise: Trade-Off Considerations. With M. Sprague, M. Rose, M. Fine, and M. Heater they presented, "Impact of Vessel Noise on Fish Communication, Reproduction, and Larval Development." The two worked with K. Kelly and M. Sprague to present, "The Lombard Effect in Fishes: How Boat Noise Impacts Oyster Toadfish Calling Rates and Vocalization Amplitudes in Natural Experiments." The fourth paper, with M. Sprague, was titled, "Noise Propagation from Vessel Channels into Nearby Fish Nesting Sites in Very Shallow Water.

 CRM students reunited at The Coastal Society / Restore Americas Estuaries summit in New Orleans. In attendance were; Michelle Covi ('14 now at Old Dominion University), who presented "Building resilience through the Action Oriented Stakeholder Engagement for a Resilient Tomorrow (ASERT) framework," Devon Eulie ('14 now at UNC Wilmington), who presented "Building partnerships to protect natural and cultural resources," Chris Ellis ('05 now with NOAA Office for Coastal Management) who presented "A gap analysis of resilience tools for the Gulf of Mexico," Andrea Dell'Apa ('13), Coley Hughes ('15), and current CRM student, Liz Brown-Pickren, who presented "Contaminant risks in subsistence fishing in coastal North Carolina: What you don't know CAN hurt you" with Alex Manda.

Roger Rulifson had two students presenting at the Tidewater Chapter of the American Fisheries Society in April in Maryland. Chuck Bangley presented, "Environmental Factors Associated with Juvenile Sandbar Sharks (Carcharhinus plumbeus) Migrations between Cape Hatteras and Summer Nursery Habitats" and Kailyn Corriher presented "Spiny Dogfish, Squalus acanthias, Dismemberment and Consumption of Large Prey." CRM student Liz Brown-Pickren presented "Subsistence fishing in North Carolina: Contaminant risks and social justice issues" with Alex Manda.


Amiotte, J., Balanay, J. A., & Humphrey, C. (2016). Seat belt usage interventions for motor vehicle crash prevention on the pine ridge Indian reservation, South Dakota. Journal of Environmental Health, 78(6), 46-52.
Barbier, Edward B. and Jacob P. Hochard. (2016). “Does Land Degradation Increase Poverty in Developing Countries?.” PLOS ONE 11(5). 2016.
Barbier, Edward B., Ramon Lopez, and Jacob P. Hochard. (2016). “Debt, poverty and resource management in a rural smallholder economy.” Environmental and Resource Economics 63(2). 2016.
Barbier, E. and J. Hochard. (2016). “Development, Ecology and the Environment” Chapter 33 in J. Ghosh, R. Kattel and R. Reinert (eds). Elgar Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.
Calvo-Cubero, J., Ibáñez, C., Rovira, A., Sharpe, P. J., & Reyes, E. (2016). Changes in water and soil metals in a Mediterranean restored marsh subject to different water management schemes. Restoration Ecology, 24(2), 235-243. doi:10.1111/rec.12305 
Eulie, D., Walsh, J.P., Corbett, D. R., & Mulligan, R. (2016). Temporal and Spatial Dynamics of Estuarine Shoreline Change in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System, North Carolina, USA. Estuaries and Coasts. doi: DOI 10.1007/s12237-016-0143-8.
Gao, Yang, Linda Nozick, Jamie Kruse and Rachel Davidson. (2016). Modeling Competition in a Market for Natural Catastrophe Insurance. Journal of Insurance Issues. 39(1) pp. 38-68. 
García-Artola, A., Cearreta, A., Irabien, M. J., Leorri, E., Sanchez-Cabeza, J., & Corbett, D. R. (2016). Agricultural fingerprints in salt-marsh sediments and adaptation to sea-level rise in the eastern cantabrian coast (N. spain). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 171, 66-76. doi: 
Griffin, Michael T., James D. Edwards Jr. and Thomas R. Allen. (2016). Coastal impervious cover and watershed scale: Implications for environmental management, New Hanover County, North Carolina. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research Vol. 7, No.1, pp 45-62.
Griffith, David, Raquel Isuala, Pedro Torres, and Manuel Villa Cruz. (2016). “Migration, Labor Scarcity, and Deforestation in Honduran Cattle Country. Journal of Ecological Anthropology 18(1): 1-16.
Humphrey C., J. Jernigan, G. Iverson, B. Serozi, M. O'Driscoll, S. Pradhan and E. Bean. (2016). Field evaluation of nitrogen treatment by conventional and single-pass sand filter onsite wastewater treatment systems in the North Carolina piedmont. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, 227:255.
Humphrey, C., Jernigan, J., Iverson, G., Serozi, B., O’Driscoll, M., Pradhan, S., and Bean, E. Phosphate treatment by onsite wastewater systems in nutrient sensitive watersheds of North Carolina's Piedmont. Water Science and Technology 74(7):1527-1538.
Khakzad, S., & Griffith, D. (2016). The role of fishing material culture in communities’ sense of place as an added-value in management of coastal areas. Journal of Marine and Island Cultures, 5(2), 95-117. doi: 
Krahforst, C. S., Sprague, M. W., & Luczkovich, J. J. (2016). The impact of vessel noise on oyster toadfish (Opsanus tau) communication. Fourth International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, 27 (010031), Acoustical Society of America.
Krahforst, Cecilia S., John P. Walsh, Mark W. Sprague, Devon O. Eulie, D. Reide Corbett and Joseph J. Luczkovich. (2016). Influence of turbidity on the incidence of sound production in Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 730, pp 169-171
Kuehl, Steven A.; Alexander, Clark R.; Blair, Neal E.; Harris, Courtney K.; Marsaglia, Kathleen M.; Ogston, Andrea S.; Orpin, Alan R.; Roering, Joshua J.; Bever, Aaron J.; Bilderback, Eric L.; Carter, Lionel; Cerovski-Darriau, Corina; Childress, Laurel B.; Corbett, D. Reide; Hale, Richard P.; Leithold, Elana L.; Litchfield, Nicola; Moriarty, Julia M.; Page, Mike J.; Pierce, Lila E.R.; Upton, Phaedra; Walsh, John P. (2016). A source-to-sink perspective of the Waipaoa river margin. Earth-Science Reviews, 153, 301-334. doi: 
Landry, C. E., Lewis, A. R., Liu, H., & Vogelsong, H. (2016). Addressing onsite sampling in analysis of recreation demand: Economic value and impact of visitation to Cape Hatteras national seashore. Marine Resource Economics, 31(3), 301-322. doi:10.1086/686892 
Limburg, K., R. Brown, R. Johnson, B. Pine, R. Rulifson, D. Secor, K. Timchak, B. Walther, and K. Wilson. 2016. Round-the-Coast: Snapshots of Estuarine Climate Change Effects, Fisheries, 41:7, 392-394, DOI:10.1080/03632415.2016.1182506.
Luczkovich, J. J., Krahforst, C. S., Sprague, M. W., & Kelley, K. E. (2016). The Lombard Effect in Fishes: How Boat Noise Impacts Oyster Toadfish Calling Rates and Vocalization Amplitudes in Natural Experiments. Fourth International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, 27 (010035). 
Luczkovich, Joseph J., Cecilia S. Krahforst, Harry Hoppe and Mark W. Sprague. (2016). Does vessel noise affect oyster toadfish calling rates? Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 875, pp 647-653.
Mazow, L. B., Mitra, S., Grieve, S., Carman, S. L., & Herrmann, V. R. (2016). Extraction and analysis of total lipids in reference materials and from pebble debris in a bath-shaped vessel from Zincirli, ancient Sam'al, Turkey. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 8, 63-69. doi:
Paris, P., Walsh, J. P., & Corbett, D. R. (2016). Where the Continent Ends. Geophysical Research Letters, 43, 12208-12216, doi: 10.1002/2016GL071130.
Romans, B. W., Castelltort, S., Covault, J. A., Fildani, A., & Walsh, J. P. (2016). Environmental signal propagation in sedimentary systems across timescales. Earth-Science Reviews, 153, 7-29. doi: 
Sprague, M. W., Krahforst, C. S., & Luczkovich, J. J. (2016). Noise propagation from vessel channels into nearby fish nesting sites in very shallow water. Fourth International Conference on the Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life, Acoustical Society of America.
Walsh, J.P., Wiberg, P.L., Aalto, R., Nittrouer, C.A., & Kuehl, S.A., 2016. Source-to-sink research: Economy of the Earth’s surface and its strata. Earth-Science Reviews, 153: 1-6.
Zaremba, N., Mallinson, D. J., Leorri, E., Culver, S., Riggs, S., Mulligan, R., Horsman, E., Mitra, S. (2016). Controls on the stratigraphic framework and paleoenvironmental change within a holocene estuarine system: Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, USA. Marine Geology, 379, 109-123. doi:
Sara Mirabilio received a Pelican Award from the North Carolina Coastal Federation which recognizes those who work to improve coastal environmental quality in North Carolina.

Congratulations to CRM graduates, Jennifer Cudney-Burch, advised by Roger Rulifson, Coley Hughes Corderio, advised by Roger Rulifson, Stephanie Hoekstra, advised by Burrell Montz, and Chad Smith, advised by Roger Rulifson.


Corbett, D.R. and J.P. Walsh. 2015. 210Lead and 137Cesium – Establishing a Chronology for the Last Century. In: Handbook of Sea-Level Research, eds. Editors: I. Shennan, A. Long and B. Horton. John Wiley & Sons. West Sussex, UK. pgs. 361-372.

Culver, S. J., Leorri, E., Mallinson, D. J., Corbett, D. R., & Shazili, N. A. M. (2015). Recent coastal evolution and sea-level rise, Setiu wetland, peninsular Malaysia. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 417, 406-421. doi: 

Dell'apa, A., Bangley, C. W., & Rulifson, R. A. (2015). Who let the dogfish out? A review of management and socio-economic aspects of spiny dogfish fisheries. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 25(2), 273-295. doi:

Griffith, D., Stoffle, B., & Jepson, M. (2015). Meeting national standard 8: Ground-truthing social indicators of fishing in south Atlantic coastal communities. Marine Fisheries Review, 77(4), 9-19.

Humphrey, Charles; Anderson-Evans, Eliot; O'Driscoll, Michael; Manda, Alex; Iverson, Guy. (2015). Comparison of Phosphorus Concentrations in Coastal Plain Watersheds Served by Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems and a Municipal Sewer Treatment System. Source: Water, Air & Soil Pollution . Jan2015, Vol. 226 Issue 1, p1-18. 18p.

Humphrey, C., Anderson-Evans, E., O’Driscoll, M., Manda, A.K., and Iverson, G. (2015) Comparison of Groundwater and Surface Water Phosphorus Concentrations in Watersheds Served by Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems and a Municipal Sewer System, Water Air and Soil Pollution DOI 10.1007/s11270-014-2259-4.

Humphrey, C., Finley, A., O’Driscoll, M., Manda, A.K., and Iverson, G. (2015) Groundwater and stream E. coli concentrations in coastal plain watersheds served by onsite wastewater and a municipal sewer treatment system, Water Science and Technology 72.10, 1851-1860.

Humphrey, C., Pradhan, S., Bean, E., O'Driscoll, M. and Iverson, G. (2015). Preliminary evaluation of a permeable reactive barrier reducing groundwater nitrate transport from a large onsite wastewater system. American Journal of Environmental Science. Vol. 11, No. 4, pp 216-226.

Iverson, G., Humphrey, C., O’Driscoll, M., Manda, A.K., and Anderson-Evans, E., (2015) Wastewater nitrogen contributions to coastal plain watersheds, North Carolina, USA. Water, Air and Soil Pollution, 226-325. DOI10.1007/s11270-015-2574-4.

Kelsey, H. M., Witter, R. C., Engelhart, S. E., Briggs, R., Nelson, A., Haeussler, P., Corbett, D.R. (2015). Beach ridges as paleoseismic indicators of abrupt coastal subsidence during subduction zone earthquakes, and implications for Alaska-Aleutian subduction zone paleoseismology, southeast coast of the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Quaternary Science Reviews, 113, 147-158. doi:

Klein, W. A., & Manda, A. K. (2015). Comment on “Modeling and prediction of natural gas fracking pad landscapes in the Marcellus shale region, USA” by Qingming Meng. Landscape and Urban Planning, 136, 54-56. doi:

Landry, C. E., Lewis, A., Liu, H., & Vogelsong, H. (2015). Economic value and impact of visitation to Cape Hatteras national seashore: Addressing onsite sampling. SSRN, doi:

Manda, A.K., Horsman, E. (2015). Fracturesis Jointitis: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment in Groundwater Communities. Groundwater, Vol. 53, No. 6, pp 836-840.

Manda, A.K., Sisco, M.S., Mallinson, D., Griffin, M.T.. (2015). Relative role and extent of marine and groundwater inundation on a dune-dominated barrier island under sea-level rise scenarios. Hydrological Processes, Vol. 29, No. 8, Pp 1894-1904.

Mohan, J. A., Halden, N. M., & Rulifson, R. A. (2015). Habitat use of juvenile striped bass morone saxatilis (actinopterygii: Moronidae) in rivers spanning a salinity gradient across a shallow wind-driven estuary. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 98(4), 1105-1116. doi:

Rulifson, R.A., D. Zapf, W. Rogers, and N. Halden. (2015). Chemistry and shape of anadromous Alosine otoliths show extent of spawning population intermixed in a shallow wind-dominated estuary. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract: XV European Congress of Ichthyology. doi: 10.3389/conf.FMARS.2015.03.00257

Rulifson, R.A., J.L. Cudney-Burch, C.W. Bangley, and A. Dell'Apa. (2015). Acoustic Telemetry, Cape Hatteras, and ocean Migratory Corridors: Defining Critical Habitats. Front. Mar. Sci. Conference Abstract: XV European Congress of Ichthyology. doi: 10.3389/conf.fmars.2015.03.00060.

Schneeberger, C. L., O'Driscoll, M., Humphrey, C., Henry, K., Deal, N., Seiber, K., Hill, V.R. and Zarate-Bermudez, M. (2015). Fate and transport of enteric microbes from septic systems in a coastal watershed. Journal of Environmental Health, 77(9), 22-30.

Smith, M. Chad and Roger Rulifson. (2015). Overlapping habitat use of multiple anadromous fish species in a restricted coastal watershed. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Vol. 144 No. 6, pp 1173-1183.
Congratulations to CRM graduates, Michelle Peppina Covi, advised by Jennifer Brewer, Devon Olivola Eulie, advised by J.P. Walsh and Reide Corbett, Ernest Marshburn, advised by Ron Mitchelson, and Calvin Mires, advised by Nathan Richards.


Alcaraz C., Caiola N., Ibáñez C., Reyes E. (2014). Modelling management options for controlling the invasive zebra mussel in a Mediterranean reservoir. Chap 18. Jorgensen, S.E., Chang, N.B., Xu, F.L. (eds.) “Progress in Ecological Modelling and Engineering of Lakes and Wetlands”. Elsevier. ISBN: 9780444632494. pg. 720.

Ambrose Jr., W. G., Clough, L., Johnson, J., Greenacre, M., Griffith, D., Carroll, M., et al. (2014). Interpreting environmental change in coastal Alaska using traditional and scientific ecological knowledge. Frontiers in Marine Science, 1(40)

Avery, C., Humphrey, C.P., and Balanay, J. (2014). Evaluation of Five Years of Nursing Home Inspection Forms: Structural and Hygiene-Related Violation Trends. Journal of Environmental Health 77(4), 14-19.

Bangley, Charles and Roger Rulifson. (2014). Observations on spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias) captured in late spring in a North Carolina estuary. F1000 Research Vol. 2014 No. 3, pp 198 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.4890.l).

Bangley, Charles and Roger Rulifson. (2014). Feeding habits, daily ration, and potential predatory impact of mature female spiny dogfish in North Carolina coastal waters. North American Journal of Fisheries Management Vol. 34 No. 3, pp 668-677.

Corbett, D. R., Walsh, J. P., Harris, C. K., Ogston, A. S., & Orpin, A. R. (2014). Formation and preservation of sedimentary strata from coastal events: Insights from measurements and modeling. Continental Shelf Research, 86, 1-5. doi:

Deehr, R. A., Luczkovich, J. J., Hart, K. J., Clough, L. M., Johnson, B. J., & Johnson, J. C. (2014). Using stable isotope analysis to validate effective trophic levels from ecopath models of areas closed and open to shrimp trawling in Core Sound, NC, USA. Ecological Modelling, 282, 1-17. doi:

Dell'Apa, Andrea, Jennifer Cudney-Burch, David G. Kimmel and Roger A. Rulifson. (2014). Sexual segregation of spiny dogfish in fishery-dependent surveys in Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Potential management benefits. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. Vol. 143 No. 4, pp 833-844.

Dell’Apa, A., C.W. Bangley, and R.A. Rulifson. (2014). Who let the dogfish out? A review of management and socio-economic aspects of global spiny dogfish fisheries. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, DOI 10.1007/s11160-014-9379-1. 

Del Rosario, K. L., Mitra, S., Humphrey Jr., C. P., & O'Driscoll, M. A. (2014). Detection of pharmaceuticals and other personal care products in groundwater beneath and adjacent to onsite wastewater treatment systems in a coastal plain shallow aquifer. Science of the Total Environment, 487, 216-223. doi:

Del Rosario, K.L., Humphrey, C.P., Mitra, S., and O’Driscoll, M. (2014). Nitrogen and Carbon Dynamics beneath On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems in Pitt County, NorthCarolina. Journal of Water Science and Technology, 69 (3) 663-671.

Fatela, F., Moreno, J., Leorri, E., & Corbett, R. (2014). High marsh foraminiferal assemblages' response to intra-decadal and multi-decadal precipitation variability, between 1934 and 2010 (Minho, NW Portugal). Journal of Sea Research, 93, 118-132. doi:

Griffith, David. (2014). (Mis)Managing Migration: Guestworkers’ Experiences in North American Labor Markets. Santa Fe, NM: School of American Research.

Hale, R. P., Ogston, A. S., Walsh, J. P., & Orpin, A. R. (2014). Sediment transport and event deposition on the Waipaoa river shelf, New Zealand. Continental Shelf Research, 86, 52-65. doi:

Humphrey, C.P., Anderson-Evans, E., O'Driscoll, M., Manda, A., Iverson, G. (2014). Comparison of phosphorus concentrations in coastal plain watersheds served by onsite wastewater treatment systems and a municipal sewer treatment system. Water, Air, and Soil Pollution, Vol. 226, Iss. 1.

Humphrey, C., Chaplinski, N., O’Driscoll, M., Kelley, T., and Richards, S. (2014). Nutrient and E. coli Attenuation in a Constructed Stormwater Wetland in the North Carolina Coastal Plain. Environment and Natural Resources Research 4(3), 12-22.

Humphrey, C., O’Driscoll, M., and Harris, J. (2014). Spatial Distribution of Fecal Indicator Bacteria in Groundwater beneath Two Large On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems. Water, 6(3), 602-619,

Humphrey, C.P., O’Driscoll, M.A., Deal, N., and Lindbo, D. (2014). Fate and Transport of Phosphate from an On-site Wastewater System in Beaufort County, North Carolina”. Journal of Environmental Health, 76 (6) 28-34.

Ibanez, C., J.W. Day, E. Reyes. (2014). The response of deltas to sea-level rise: Natural mechanisms and management options to adapt to high-end scenarios. Ecological Engineering. 65: 122-130.

Klein, W.A., Manda, A.K., Griffin, M.T. (2014). Refining management strategies for groundwater resources. Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 22, No. 8 Pp 1727-1730.

Kniskern, T. A., Mitra, S., Orpin, A. R., Harris, C. K., Walsh, J. P., & Corbett, D. R. (2014). Characterization of a flood-associated deposit on the Waipaoa River shelf using radioisotopes and terrigenous organic matter abundance and composition. Continental Shelf Research, 86, 66-84. doi:

Leorri, E., Cearreta, A., Jesús Irabien, M., García-artola, A., Corbett, D. R., Horsman, E., et al. (2014). Anthropogenic disruptions of the sedimentary record in coastal marshes: Examples from the southern Bay of Biscay (N. Spain). Continental Shelf Research, 86, 132-140. doi:

Leorri, E., Mitra, S., Irabien, M. J., Zimmerman, A. R., Blake, W. H., & Cearreta, A. (2014). A 700 year record of combustion-derived pollution in northern Spain: Tools to identify the Holocene/Anthropocene transition in coastal environments. Science of the Total Environment, 470–471, 240-247. doi: 

Loomis, David K., Ortner, Peter B., Kelble, Christopher R. and Shona K. Paterson. 2014. Developing Integrated Ecosystem Indices. Ecological Indicators. 44, 57-62.

Loomis, David. K. and Shona K. Paterson. 2014. The Human Dimensions of Coastal Ecosystem Services: Managing for Social Values. Ecological Indicators, 44, 6-10 .

Loomis, David. K. and Shona K. Paterson. 2014. Human Dimensions Indicators of Coastal Ecosystem Services: A Hierarchical Perspective. Ecological Indicators, 44, 63-68

Mallinson, D. J., Culver, S. J., Corbett, D. R., Parham, P. R., Shazili, N. A. M., & Yaacob, R. (2014). Holocene coastal response to monsoons and relative sea-level changes in northeast peninsular Malaysia. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, 91, 194-205. doi:

Manda, A.K. and Klein, W., (2014) Rescuing degrading aquifers in the Central Coastal Plain of North Carolina (USA): Just process, effective groundwater management policy and sustainable aquifers, Water Resources Research DOI: 10.1002/2013WR015242.

Manda, A.K., Heath, J.L., Klein, W.A., Griffin, M.T, Montz, B.E. (2014) Analysis of environmental violations and wastewater production associated with multi-well pad development in the Marcellus shale (USA), Journal of Environmental Management, 141 36-45.

Manda, A. K., Heath, J. L., Klein, W. A., Griffin, M. T., & Montz, B. E. (2014). Evolution of multi-well pad development and influence of well pads on environmental violations and wastewater volumes in the Marcellus shale (USA). Journal of Environmental Management, 142, 36-45. doi:

Manda, A.K., and Horseman, E., (2014) Fracturesis Jointitis; Causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention among groundwater practitioners, Groundwater, doi: 10.1111/gwat.12301.

Manda, A.K., Sisco, S., Mallinson, D., Griffin, M., (2014) Relative role and extent of marine and groundwater inundation on a dune-dominated barrier island under sea-level rise scenarios, Journal of Hydrologic Processes DOI: 10.1002/hyp.10303.

Manda, A.K., Giuliano, A.S., Allen, T.R. (2014). Influence of artificial channels on the source and extent of saline water intrusion in the wind tide dominated wetlands of the southern Albemarle estuarine system (USA). Environmental Earth Sciences, Vol. 71, No. 10, 2014, Pp 4409-4419.

Mitra, S., Zimmerman, A.R., Hunsinger, G.B, Woerner, W. (2014). Black carbon in large river systems. Chapter 9 (pp. 200 – 234), in: Biogeochemical Dynamics at Large River-Coastal Interfaces: Linkages with Global Climate Change, edited by Thomas S. Bianchi, Mead A. Allison, and Wei-Jun Cai, Cambridge Press.

Manda, A.K., Giuliano, A.S., Allen, T.R. (2014). Erratum to: Influence of artificial channels on the source and extent of saline water intrusion in the wind tide dominated wetlands of the southern Albemarle estuarine system (USA) (Environ Earth Sci, (2014), 71, (4409-4419), 10.1007/s12665-013-2834-9). Environmental Earth Sciences, Vol. 72, No. 1, P 317.

Moreno, J., Fatela, F., Leorri, E., De la Rosa, J. M., Pereira, I., Araújo, M. F., Freitas, M.C., Corbett, D.R., Medeiros, A. (2014). Marsh benthic foraminifera response to estuarine hydrological balance driven by climate variability over the last 2000 yr (Minho estuary, NW Portugal). Quaternary Research, 82(2), 318-330.

Mulligan, R. P., Walsh, J. P., and H. Wadman. 2014. Wind-generated storm surge and surface waves in North Carolina Estuaries during Hurricane Irene, 2011, Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering. 10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000260 , A5014001.

Munroe, Robert, Tom Crawford and Scott Curtis. (2014). Geospatial analysis of space-time patterning of ENSO forced daily precipitation distributions in the Gulf of Mexico. The Professional Geographer. Vol. 66 No. 1, pp 91-101.

O’Driscoll, M.A., Humphrey Jr, C.P., Deal, N.E., Lindbo, D.L., and Zarate-Bermudez, M.A. (2014). Meteorological Influences on Nitrogen Dynamics of a Coastal Onsite Wastewater Treatment System. Journal of Environmental Quality. DOI: 10.2134/jeq2014.05.0227

Paterson, Shona K., David K. Loomis and Sarah E. Young. (2014). The human dimensions of changing shorelines along the U.S. north Atlantic coast. Coastal Management. Vol. 42 No. 1, pp 17-35.

Reyes E. (2013). Use of wetlands spatial models for sustainable development. Chap. 17. In: Yanez-Arancibia A., R. Davalos-Sotelo, J.W. Day and E. Reyes (eds.) “Ecological Dimensions for Sustainable Socio Economic Development”. WIT Press, Southampton UK. ISBN: 978-1-84564-756-8.

Rulifson, R. A., & Batsavage, C. F. (2014). Population demographics of hickory shad (alosa mediocris) during a period of population growth. Fishery Bulletin, 112(2-3), 221-236. doi:

Walsh, J. P., Corbett, D. R., Kiker, J. M., Orpin, A. R., Hale, R. P., & Ogston, A. S. (2014). Spatial and temporal variability in sediment deposition and seabed character on the Waipaoa River margin, New Zealand. Continental Shelf Research, 86, 85-102. doi:

Xu, K., Corbett, D. R., Walsh, J. P., Young, D., Briggs, K. B., Cartwright, G. M., et al. (2014). Seabed erodibility variations on the Louisiana continental shelf before and after the 2011 Mississippi River flood. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 149, 283-293. doi:

Yanez-Arancibia, A., J.W. Day, E. Reyes. (2013). Understanding the coastal ecosystem-based management approach in the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Coastal Research. SI:63, 243-262
Congratulations to CRM graduates, Andrew Bennett,  advised by Tom Crawford, Andrea Dell'Apa, advised by Roger Rulifson, April Whichard Evans, advised by Dan Marcucci, and Mahealani Y. Kaneshiro-Pineiro, advised by Dave Kimmell.

Dr. David Griffith was named the Thomas Harriot Colleges of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor; read the full article here.


Bangley, Charles, Roger A. Rulifson and Anthony S. Overton. (2013). Evaluating the efficiency of flushed stomach-tube lavage for collecting stomach contents of dogfish sharks. Southeastern Naturalist. Vol. 12, No. 3, pp 523-533.

Jennifer Brewer, (2013). Don’t fence me in: boundaries, policy, and deliberation in Maine’s lobster commons. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 102(2): 383-402.

Crawford, Thomas W., Daniel J. Marcucci and Andrew Bennett. (2013). Impacts of a residential development on vegetation cover for a remote coastal barrier in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, USA. Journal of Coastal Conservation. DOI 10.1007/s11852-013-0241-8.

Dell'Apa, A., Johnson, J. C., Kimmel, D. G., & Rulifson, R. A. (2013). The international trade and fishery management of spiny dogfish: A social network approach. Ocean & Coastal Management, 80, 65-72. doi:

Eulie, D., Walsh, J.P. and D.R. Corbett. (2013). High-resolution measurements of shoreline change and application of balloon-aerial photography, Albemarle-Pamlico estuarine system, North Carolina, USA. Limnology and Oceanography Methods. 11: 151-160.

Griffith, D., García-Quijano, C. G., & Pizzini, M. V. (2013). A fresh defense: A cultural biography of quality in Puerto Rican fishing. American Anthropologist, 115(1), 17-28. doi:10.1111/j.1548-1433.2012.01532.x

Harris, J., Humphrey, C.P., and O’Driscoll, M.A. (2013). Transport of Indicator Microorganisms from an Onsite Wastewater System to Adjacent Stream. Universal Journal of Environmental Research and Technology, 3 (3) 423-426.

Harris, Lynn, Jennifer Jones, Kate Schnitzer. (2013). Monuments in the desert: A maritime landscape in Namibia. Journal of Maritime Archaeology. Vol. 7, No. 1, pp 111-140.

Humphrey, C.P., O’Driscoll, M.A., Deal, N., Lindbo, D., Zarate-Bermudez, M.A., and Thieme,S. (2013). On-site Wastewater System Nitrogen Contributions to Groundwater in Coastal NorthCarolina”. Journal of Environmental Health, 76 (5) 16-22.

Kain, D.J. and M.P. Covi. (2014). Visualizing complexity and uncertainty about climate change and sea level rise. Communication Design Quarterly. Vol. 1, Iss. 3, pp 46-52.

Kemp, A. C., Horton, B. P., Vane, C. H., Bernhardt, C. E., Corbett, D. R., Engelhart, S. E., et al. (2013). Sea-level change during the last 2500 years in New Jersey, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews, 81, 90-104. doi: 

Kelble CR, Loomis DK, Lovelace S, Nuttle WK, Ortner PB, Fletcher P, Cook, JS., Lorenz, J.J., Boyer, J.N. (2013) The EBM-DPSER Conceptual Model: Integrating Ecosystem Services into the DPSIR Framework. PLoS ONE 8(8): e70766.

Krahforst, Cecilia S., John P. Walsh, Mark W. Sprague, Devon O. Eulie, D. Reide Corbett and Joseph J. Luczkovich. (2013). Influence of turbidity on the incidence of sound in Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina. The Effects of Noise on Aquatic Life in Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 730.

Landry, Craig and Jingyuan Li. (2013). Participation in the community ratings system of NFIP: An empirical analysis of North Carolina counties. Natural Hazards Review. Vol. 13, No. 3, pp 205-220.

Loomis, David K. and Shona K. Paterson. (2013). The human dimensions of coastal ecosystem services: Managing for social values. Ecological Indicators. October 25, DOI: org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2013.09.035.

Luczkovich, Joseph J., Cecilia S. Krahforst, and Mark W. Sprague. (2013). Does vessel noise change the calling rate and intensity of soniferous fishes? Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, Vol. 730, pp 375-378.

Manda, A. K., & Culpepper, A. R. (2013). Characterizing moldic and vuggy pore space in karst aquifers using borehole-wall, slabbed-core and thin-section images. Journal of Applied Geophysics, 88, 12-22. doi:

Manda, A.K., Giuliano, A.S., Allen, T., (2013) Influence of artificial channels on the source and extent of saline water intrusion in the wind-tide dominated wetlands of the southern Albemarle Estuarine System, (USA), Environmental Earth Sciences Journal, DOI 10.1007/s12665-013-2834-9.

Manda, A.K., Mabee, S.B., Boutt, D.F., Cooke, M.L. (2013). A method of estimating bulk potential permeability in fractured-rock aquifers using field-derived fracture data and type curves. Hydrogeology Journal, Vol. 21, Issue 2, Pp 357-369.

Marcucci, Daniel J., James Brinkley, Lauren M. Jordan. (2013). A case for coastal theory with lessons from planning theory. Coastal Management. Vol. 4, No. 4, pp 401-420.

Mitra, S., Wozniak, A. S., Miller, R., Hatcher, P. G., Buonassissi, C., & Brown, M. (2013). Multiproxy probing of rainwater dissolved organic matter (DOM) composition in coastal storms as a function of trajectory. Marine Chemistry, 154, 67-76. doi:

Prado, P., Ibáñez, C., Caiola, N., & Reyes, E. (2013). Evaluation of seasonal variability in the food-web properties of coastal lagoons subjected to contrasting salinity gradients using network analyses doi:

Rulifson, R.A., A. Gross, and A.S. Overton. (2013). Feasibility of Stocking Adult River Herring to Restore Spawning Populations in a Southeast US Coastal Watershed. Proceedings of the Annual Conference, Southeastern Association of Game and Fish and Wildlife Agencies 66:57-63. 

Van Holt, Tracy, Jeffrey C. Johnson, Kathleen M. Carley, James Brinkley, Jana Diesner. (2013). Rapid ethnographic assessment for cultural mapping. Poetics. Vol. 41, No. 4, pp 363-383.

Vaske, J. J., Heesemann, L. M., Loomis, D. K., & Cottrell, S. C. (2013). Measuring variability in encounter norms among scuba divers and snorkelers: An application of the potential for conflict index. Tourism in Marine Environments, 9(1), 69-80. doi:10.3727/154427313X13659574650027

Walsh, J.P., Corbett, D.R., Ogston, A.S., Nittrouer, C., Kuehl, S.A., Allison, M.A, and S.L. Goodbred Jr. (2013). Shelf and slope sedimentation associated with large deltaic systems. Editors: T.S. Bianchi, M.A. Allison, and W. Cai. In: Biogeochemical Dynamics at Major River-Coastal Interfaces: Linkages with Global Change. Cambridge University Press, New York, NY, 704 pgs.
Congratulations to CRM graduates Becky Deehr, advised by Joe Luczkovich, Lauren Jordan, advised by Dan Marcucci, Jingyuan Li, advised by Craig Landry, L. Jean Palmer-Moloney, advised by Derek Alderman, Shona Paterson, advised by Dave Loomis, and Melinda Reynolds, advised by Lisa Clough.

Jeff Johnson and Joe Luczkovich co-chaired a symposium at the 142nd annual meeting of the American Fisheries Society. CRM student Coley Hughes and recent CRM graduate Becky Deehr also presented. St. Paul, Minnesota, August.

Jennifer Brewer served as a delegate for the National Family Farm Coalition and Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance at La Via Campesina North American Regional Meeting, International Commission on Migration and Rural Workers, and International Food Policy Meeting. Mexico City, Mexico, October.

Jennifer Brewer was an invited participant at the Fisheries Licensing for the Future workshop hosted by Penobscot East Resource Center and Maine Sea Grant. Freeport, Maine, September.


Anderson, Laura E. and David K. Loomis. (2012). Normative Standards for Coral Reef Conditions: A Comparison of SCUBA Divers by Specialization Level. Journal of Leisure Research. 44(2):257-274.

Cox.P., Anderson, A., & Humphrey, C. (2012). Impact of the Economic Downturn on Environmental Health Services and Professionals in North Carolina. Journal of Environmental Health, 74 (10) 16-20.

Dell’Apa, Andrea, David G. Kimmel, and Simona Clo. (2012), Trends of fish and elasmobranch landings in Italy: associated management implications, ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fss067.

Dell'Apa, A., Schiavinato, L., & Rulifson, R. A. (2012). The Magnuson–Stevens act (1976) and its reauthorizations: Failure or success for the implementation of fishery sustainability and management in the US? Marine Policy, 36(3), 673-680. doi:

Fagherazzi, S., S. Temmerman, J. van de Koppel, A. D’Alpaos, E. Reyes, C. Craft, J. Cluogh, J. Rybczyk, S. Mudd. (2012). Numerical models of salt marsh evolution: ecological and climatic factors. Submitted to: Reviews of Geophysics. 50, RG10002, doi:10.1029/2011RG000359.

Griffith, D. (2012). Labor recruitment and immigration in the eastern North Carolina food industry. International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture & Food, 19(1), 102-118.

Humphrey, C.P., Harris, J., and O’Driscoll, M.A. (2012). Evaluation of Water Table Dynamics in Relation to Soil Morphological Indicators of Seasonal Wetness. Universal Journal of Environmental Research and Technology, 2 (4), 286-292.

Humphrey, C.P., O’Driscoll, M.A., & Armstrong, M.C. (2012) Onsite Wastewater System Nitrogen Loading to Groundwater in the Newport River Watershed, North Carolina. Environment and Natural Resources Research, 2 (4), 70-79.

Hunsinger, G.B., Mitra, S., Findlay, S.E.G., Fischer, D. (2012). Littoral zone influences on particulate organic matter composition along the freshwater-tidal Hudson River, New York. Limnology and Oceanography, 57: 1303-1316.

Li, X., Bianchi, T. S., Allison, M. A., Chapman, P., Mitra, S., Zhang, Z., et al. (2012). Composition, abundance and age of total organic carbon in surface sediments from the inner shelf of the East China Sea. Marine Chemistry, 145–147, 37-52. doi:

Mitra, S., Kimmel, D.G., Snyder, J., Scalise, K., McGlaughon, B.D., Roman, M., Jahn, G.L., Pierson, J.J., Brandt, S.B., Montoya, J.P., Campbell, P.L., Rosenbauer, R.J., Lorenson, T.D., Wong, F.D. (2012). Macondo-1 well oil-derived polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in mesozooplankton from the northern Gulf of Mexico. Geophysical Research Letters, VOL. 39, L01605, doi:10.1029/2011GL049505.

Manda, A.K., S.B. Mabee, D.F. Boutt, M.L, Cooke (2012). A method to estimate the permeability of fracture networks in fractured rock aquifers with negligible matrix porosity using type curves. Hydrogeology Journal, DOI 10.1007/s10040-012-0919-2.

Mohan, J.E., R.A. Rulifson, D.R. Corbett, and N.M. Halden. (2012). Validation of oligohaline elemental otolith signatures of striped bass using in situ caging experiments and water chemistry. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science. 4(1):57-70.

Overton, A., N.A. Jones, and R.A. Rulifson. (2012). Spatial and temporal variability in instantaneous rates of growth and mortality rates of larval river herring in Tar-Pamlico River, Pamlico Sound, North Carolina. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science.

Paterson, Shona, Young, Sarah, Loomis, David K., Obenour, William (2012). Resource Attributes That Contribute to Nonresident Diver Satisfaction in the Florida Keys, USA. Tourism in Marine Environments, 8(1-2) pp. 47-60.

Parra, J. G., Marsaglia, K. M., Rivera, K. S., Dawson, S. T., & Walsh, J. P. (2012). Provenance of sand on the poverty bay shelf, the link between source and sink sectors of the Waipaoa River sedimentary system. Sedimentary Geology, 280, 208-233. doi:

Reyes, E., K.A. Rose, D. Justic. (2012). Estuarine Ecological Modeling. In: Estuarine Ecology (2nd Edition). Day, J.W., W.M. Kemp, A. Yanez-Arancibia, B.C. Crump. (eds). John Willey, New York. 723 pages. ISBN: 978-0-471-75567-8.

Rosso, R.A., Humphrey, C.P., Brinkley, J., & Craver, T. (2012). Evaluation of Residential Well Water Quality in Alamance County, North Carolina. World Journal of Environmental Biosciences, 1(1) 42-50

Van Holt, Tracy, Jeffrey C. Johnson, James Brinkley, Jana Casperson. Structure of ethnic violence in Sudan: A semi-automated network analysis of online news (2003-2010). Computational and Mathematical Organizational Theory. Vol. 18, No. 3. pp 340-355.(2012).
Congratulations to CRM graduate, Greg Meyer, advised by Yong Want.

David Griffith was funded by the National Science Foundation for his research project, “Managed migration and the value of labor,” which studies guestworkers from Mexico and Guatemala who work in seafood and agriculture in the United States and Canada.

Alex Manda presented a paper on effective use of groundwater models to characterize fractured bedrock aquifers at the inaugural Ralph Heath Symposium. Greenville, NC. Oct. 3.

Terri K. Hathaway, Marine Education Specialist, was invited to write blog posts for UNCTV. Read them here.

Rick Miller, C-C. Liu, C.J. Buonassissi, and A-M. We. “A multi-sensor approach to examining the dynamics of total suspended mater (TSM) in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System, NC USA,” published in Remote Sensing 3:962-975. Doi:10.3390/rs3050962.

Michael Griffin, CRM student, won first place with his paper, “Estimating future water resource health in the lower Cape Fear Basin, North Carolina,” at the Southeast Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) conference. Savannah, GA.

Jennifer Brewer is serving on the Saltwater Connections Resource Team. Saltwater Connections is a regional initiative aimed at sustaining livelihoods, cultural heritage, and natural resources along North Carolina’s central coast, from Hatteras Island to Ocracoke and Down East Carteret County.

Deanna Swain, CRM student, is conducting research on marsh sill regulations in North Carolina and has presented her work to the Inner Coast Study Group, which is organized by N.C. Sea Grant and N.C. Coastal Resources Law, Planning, and Policy Center.

Sarah Young, CRM student, presented "Power, governance, and multi-stakeholder participation," at Coastal Zone 2011. Chicago, IL.

Shona Paterson, CRM student, presented “The role of social resilience in marine protected area establishment,” at Coastal Zone 2011. Chicago, IL.

Michelle Covi, CRM student, presented “Supporting climate change adaptation through effective risk communication: Insights about audience from usability evaluations,” at Coastal Zone 2011. Chicago, IL.

David Griffith’s work on immigration was featured in Human Rights Watch. More here.

Director John Rummel was featured in The Daily Galaxy, discussing moon microbes.

Remote Sensing @ East Carolina University, an N.C. Space Grant Symposium, was held on ECU’s campus on April 19. Slideshow and Powerpoint presentations here.

ICSP faculty Dave Kimmel, Joe Luczkovich, and Alex Manda; CRM students Michelle Covi and Cecilia Krahforst, and ICSP staff Kay Evans participated in Greenville, NC’s Earth Day Celebration at River Park North. April 16.

Hillary Huffer, CRM student, presented, “Integrating SAS* and ArcMap: A case study of European internet use and population,” at the 2011 SAS Global Forum. She was also a SAS Student Ambassador recipient, and she was interviewed: Las Vegas, NV.

David Griffith and Ricardo Contreras presented a forum, A Celebration of Latino Leadership in Eastern North Carolina: Launching an Oral History Archive. ECU campus. April 10.

Roger Rulifson is the recipient of a Scholar-Teacher Award, to be presented during ECU’s 5th Annual Research and Creative Achievement Week. Also presenting at the event are CRM students Mahealani Kaneshiro-Pineiro, Andrea Dell’Apa, Jennifer Cudney-Burch, Jingyuan Li, and Michelle Covi. Two of Roger’s Biology masters students, Dan Zapf and Chuck Bangley, presented as well. Lyndell Bade, a Biology masters student of Joe Luczkovich, presented. Other affiliated masters students participating are Joey Kiker, Benjamin McGlaughon, and Drew Cathey. ECU campus. April 4-8.

Bill Herring, CRM student, presented, “Exploring amenity migration along North Carolina’s southern Outer Banks: Harkers Island in transition,” at the Association of American Geographers Conference in Seattle.

Bill Herring, CRM student, was elected to the Coastal and Marine International Specialty Group.

Dave Kimmel presented “Regional scale climatological forcing of Calanus finmarchicus dynamics in the Gulf of Maine and the Gulf of St. Lawrence” (poster) at the 5th Annual Zooplankton Production Symposium. Pucon, Chile.

Joe Luczkovich presented “Linking social and ecological networks in coastal fisheries in North Carolina,” panel discussion at Resilience 2011. Phoenix, AZ. March 12 (with Rebecca Deehr, David Griffith, and Jeff Johnson).

Hans Vogelsong was a speaker/panelist at 2011 Tourism Mini-Summit. Wallace, NC. March 2.

ECU hosted the Blue Heron Bowl, the regional competition for the National Ocean Sciences Bowl. See teams, winners, and sponsors here. February 26.

J.P. Walsh returned on February 21 from a research cruise in New Zealand. Read his blog and that of earlier trips on the same project with Reide Corbett here.

Jennifer Cudney, current CRM student, began her year as a Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellow. Jen is also currently featured on ECU’s Pirate Profiles.


Anderson, Laura E. and David K. Loomis (2011). SCUBA Diver Specialization and Behavior Norms at Coral Reefs. Coastal Management, 39:5: 478-491.

Brewer, Jennifer. (2011). Paper fish and policy conflict: Catch shares and ecosystem based management in Maine's groundfishery. Ecology and Society 16(1).  

Cowart, Lisa, Reide Corbett, and J.P. Walsh, (2011). Shoreline change along sheltered coastlines: Insights from the Neuse River Estuary, NC. Remote Sensing 3: 1516-1534.

Del Castillo, C.E. and Rick Miller. (2011). Horizontal and vertical distributions of colored dissolved organic matter during the Southern Ocean gas exchange experiment. Journal of Geophysical Research. doi:10.1029/2010JC006781.

Grand Pre, C., Culver, S. J., Mallinson, D. J., Farrell, K. M., Corbett, D. R., Horton, B. P., et al. (2011). Rapid holocene coastal change revealed by high-resolution micropaleontological analysis, Pamlico Sound, North Carolina, USA. Quaternary Research, 76(3), 319-334. doi:

Griffith, D. (2011). Lowcountry livelihoods: An ethnographic analysis of fishing in Mount Pleasant and Little River, South Carolina. No. Final Report to the Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation). St. Petersburg, FL.

Halioua, R. L., Williams, R. S. T., Murray, N. P., Skalko, T. K., & Vogelsong, H. G. (2011). Staring and perceptions of people with facial disfigurement. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 45(4), 341-356. Retrieved from

Helies, F. C., Jamison, J. L., & Griffith, D. (2011). Comparative ethnography in the development of impact assessment methodologies: Profiling two South Carolina fishing communities No. NA08NMF4330407). Tampa, Florida: Gulf & South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation, Inc.

Humphrey, C., and O’Driscoll, M. (2011). Cumulative saturation of low chroma soil colors and shallower depths: Implications for on-site wastewater system design. International Journal of Soil Science 6(4):249-258.

Humphrey, C., and O’Driscoll, M. (2011). Evaluation of on-site wastewater system E. coli contributions to shallow groundwater in coastal North Carolina. Water Science and Technology: Water Supply 63(4):789-795.

Humphrey, C., and O’Driscoll, M. (2011). Evaluation of soil colors as indicators of the seasonal high water table in coastal North Carolina. International Journal of Soil Science 6(2):103-113.

Humphrey, C.P. & O’Driscoll, M.A. (2011). Biogeochemistry of Groundwater Beneath On-site Wastewater Systems in a Coastal Watershed. Universal Journal of Environmental Research and Technology, 1(3) 320-328.

Humphrey, C. P., O'Driscoll, M. A., & Zarate, M. A. (2010). Controls on Groundwater Nitrogen Contributions from On-site Wastewater Systems in Coastal North Carolina. Journal of Water Science and Technology 62 (6), 1448-55.

Lee, Zhongping, Veronica P. Lance, Shaoling Shang, Robert Vaillancourt, Scott Freeman, Bertrand Lubac, Bruce R. Hargreaves, Carlos Del Castillo, Richard Miller, Michael Twardowski, and Guomei Wei. (2011). An assessment of optical properties and primary production derived from remote sensing in the Southern Ocean (SO GasEx),” Journal of Geophysical Research. doi:10.1029/2010JC006747.

Luczkovich, J. J., Sprague, M. W., & Krahforst, C. S. (2011). HEARING AND LATERAL LINE | acoustic behavior. In A. P. Farrell (Ed.), Encyclopedia of fish physiology (pp. 311-320). San Diego: Academic Press. doi:

Luczkovich, J. J. & Wilson, J. (2011). Trophic Structure of Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems: An Introduction. In Joseph Luczkovich, James Wilson (Ed.) Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science: Volume 6: Trophic Structure of Coastal Systems. Oxford UK: Elsevier.

Luczkovich, J. J., Sprague, M. W., & Krahforst, C. S. (2011). Behavior of fishes associated with the production of sound and responses to sounds produced by other species. In Arthur Popper, Brandon Casper, Don Stevens, Anthony Farrell (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology: From Genome to Environment. Oxford UK: Elsevier.

Miller, Rick, C-C. Liu, C.J. Buonassissi, and A-M. We. (2011). A multi-sensor approach to examining the dynamics of total suspended mater (TSM) in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System, NC USA. Remote Sensing 3:962-975. Doi:10.3390/rs3050962.

Murauskas, J.G., R.A. Rulifson, and Y. Zhu. (2011). Reproductive development and related observations during the spawning migration of hickory shad, Alosa mediocris. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 140(1):1035–1048.

Null, K. A., Corbett, D. R., DeMaster, D. J., Burkholder, J. M., Thomas, C. J., & Reed, R. E. (2011). Porewater advection of ammonium into the Neuse River estuary, North Carolina, USA. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 95(2–3), 314-325. doi:

Rossi, V., Horton, B. P., Corbett, D. R., Leorri, E., Perez-Belmonte, L., & Douglas, B. C. (2011). The application of foraminifera to reconstruct the rate of 20th century sea level rise, Morbihan Golfe, Brittany, France. Quaternary Research, 75(1), 24-35. doi:

Wilson, J. G., & Luczkovich, J. J. (2011). 6.01 - introduction to food webs in coastal and estuarine ecosystems. In E. Wolanski, & D. McLusky (Eds.), Treatise on estuarine and coastal science (pp. 1-4). Waltham: Academic Press. doi:

Jeff Johnson “ Evolution of collaboration within the US long term ecological research network,” published in BioScience 60:11 (with Robert R. Christian, James W. Brunt, Caleb R. Hickman, and Robert B. Wade).
Director John Rummel presented “Mitigate, adapt, or suffer? Preparing North Carolina’s coasts for a changing climate” at the Planet Ocean Seminar Series. Wilmington, NC. November 9.
David Griffith presented “Para mis hijos (For my children): The managed migration of seafood workers from Sinaloa, Mexico to North Carolina” at the Latin American Studies Association meetings. Toronto, Canada.
Rick Miller presented “A multi-sensor approach to examining suspended sediment dynamics in the Albemarle-Pamlico Estuarine System (APES), NC, USA” at the PORSEC 2010 international meeting (with Chen-Chien Liu, Christopher Buonassissi, and Matthew Brown). Keelung, Taiwan.
David Griffith was interviewed on the Denver Public Radio program,” The Caring Generation,” regarding an essay about local history, “Lasting Firsts,” that he published in American Anthropologist in 1996.
Director John Rummel joined the advisory board for the North Carolina Coastal Resources Law, Planning and Policy Center.
David Griffith presented “Modeling marine ecosystems through cultural biographies: South Carolina shrimp, Kotzebue Sound bearded seal, and Puerto Rican mangrove forests” to the Duke University Marine Lab. Beaufort, NC.
Tracy Van Holt was selected as the inaugural recipient of the Marianne Schmink Award for the Outstanding Dissertation in Tropical Conservation and Development.
Terri Kirby Hathaway participated in annual training with the American Meteorological Society. Norman, OK.
Terri Kirby Hathaway was selected to participate in the 2010 Marine Mammal Institute, a NOAA Environmental Literacy grant-funded initiative focusing on marine mammals and climate change, visiting facilities along the east coast from North Carolina to Boston.
ECU’s newest research vessel, the R/V Stanley R. Riggs was christened. Washington, NC. August 15.
Reide Corbett and J.P. Walsh were featured in the Daily Reflector. Greenville, NC. July 17.
Terri Kirby Hathaway presented “Our amazing coast: Elementary grade level lessons for southeastern coastal habitats and ecosystems” at the National Marine Educators Association’s annual conference. Gatlinburg, TN.
Terri Kirby Hathaway was invited to participate in a workshop to develop an Ocean Science Sequencing curriculum for grades 6-8 at the Lawrence Hall of Science. Berkeley, CA.
Hans Vogelsong was quoted in Men’s Health. Summer Issue.
Jeff Johnson presented “What does knowledge of the network get you?” at the International Network for Social Network Analysis Conference. Riva del Garda, Italy. July 2.
Becky Deehr, current CRM student, Jeff Johnson, and Joe Luczkovich presented “Linking social and ecological networks in coastal fisheries,” at the International Network for Social Network Analysis Conference. Riva del Garda, Italy. July 1.
Jeff Johnson (with Christine Avenarius) presented “Network structures and value shifts in China: How who you know influences how you define a moral person,” at the International Network for Social Network Analysis Conference. Riva del Garda, Italy. July 1.
Alex Manda was in China for three weeks, as a participant in Water Here & There International Fellows, an exchange program of emerging young leaders between China and the United States. Follow his travels here.
Jennifer Brewer spoke to the New England Fishery Management Council about groundfish industry diversity and consolidation under sector management, at the request of the Northwest Atlantic Marine Alliance. Portland, ME. June 23.
Ryan Mulligan “Dynamics of the MacKenzie River plume on the inner Beaufort shelf during an open water period in summer,” published in Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 89.
J.P. Walsh interviewed on National Public Radio regarding the Gulf oil disaster. June 18.
J.P. Walsh featured in Daily Reflector article regarding the Gulf oil disaster. Greenville, NC. June 15.
J.P. Walsh on WNCT-TV about the Gulf oil disaster. Greenville, NC. June 14.
Dave Kimmel on WNCT-TV to discuss the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. June 8.
David Griffith presented “Corridors of communication: Migration between Puebla, Mexico and North Carolina,” at Fordham University. New York, NY.
Congratulations to CRM graduates Charles Humphrey, Wesley Patrick, and Heather E. Ward.
Cowart, L., Walsh, J.P. and D.R. Corbett. Analyzing estuarine shoreline change: A case study of Cedar Island, NC. Journal of Coastal Research, 6(5): 817-830.