Faculty Publications


  • Adebola, T., Mutsert, K. de, 2019. Investigating Fishing Impacts in Nigerian Coastal Waters Using Marine Trophic Index Analyses. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 11, 287–294. https://doi.org/10.1002/mcf2.10077
  • Schmidt S, Ahn C. 2019. A Comparative Review of Methods of Using Soil Colors and their Patterns for Wetland Ecology and Management. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. DOI: 10.1080/00103624.2019.1604737.
  • Ahn C, Schmidt S. 2019. Designing urban wetlands as an infrastructural element for urban development in the era of climate change. Special Issue of Sustainable Environmental Engineering: Critical, Interdependent Infrastructure Sustainability and Resilience, Sustainability, 11, 1920; doi: 10.3390/su11071920
  • Korol A. Noe G., Ahn C. 2019. Controls of the spatial variability of denitrification potential in non-tidal floodplains of Chesapeake Bay watershed USA. Geoderma 338: 14-29.
  • T. E. Lovejoy. 2019. Eden no more. Sci. Adv. 5, no. 5, eaax7492.
    DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax7492 https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/5/eaax7492
  • Aguirre A.A., T. Longcore, M. Barbieri, H. Dabritz, D. Hill, P.N. Klein, C. Lepczyk, E.L. Lilly, R. McLeod, J. Milcarsky, C.E. Murphy, C. Su, E. VanWormer, R. Yolken, and G.C. Sizemore. 2019. The One Health approach to toxoplasmosis: Epidemiology, control and prevention in humans, animals, and ecosystems. EcoHealth April 3 doi: 10.1007/s10393-019-01405-7
  • Dahood, A., Watters, G.M., and K. de Mutsert. 2019. Using sea-ice to calibrate a dynamic trophic model for the Western Antarctic Peninsula. PLoS ONE 14(4): e0214814. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0214814.
  • Miller, Margaret W., Phillip J. Colburn, Emma Pontes, Dana E. Williams, Allan J. Bright, Xaymara M. Serrano, and Esther C. Peters. 2019. Genotypic variation in disease susceptibility among cultured stocks of elkhorn and staghorn corals. PeerJ 7:e6751 https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.6751
  • Ramseyer, T., K. Price, and E. Peters. 2019. “Under the sea: Coral histology.” Fixation on Histology, March 26, 2019, blog of the National Society for Histotechnology, https://www.fixationonhistology.com/home/under-the-sea-coral-histology.
  • Cashore, Benjamin, Steven Bernstein, David Humphreys, Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers & Katharine Rietig (2019): Designing stakeholder learning dialogues for effective global governance, Policy and Society, DOI: 10.1080/14494035.2019.1579505
  • Adebola, T. and K. de Mutsert. 2019. Spatial simulation of redistribution of fishing effort in Nigerian coastal waters using Ecospace. Ecosphere 10(3): 1-16. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2623
  • Schlick, C. J. C. and K. de Mutsert. 2019. Growth of adult river herring that spawn in tributaries of the Potomac River in Northern Virginia. Fishery Bulletin 117(1-2): 59-69. https://spo.nmfs.noaa.gov/content/fishery-bulletin/growth-adult-river-herring-spawn-tributaries-potomac-river-northern
  • Adebola, T. and K. de Mutsert. 2019. Comparative network analyses for Nigerian coastal waters using two Ecopath models developed for the years 1985 and 2000. Fisheries Research 213: 33-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2018.12.028


  • Dee, S, Korol, A, Ahn, C., Lee, J , Means A. 2018. Patterns of vegetation and soil properties in a beaver created wetland located in the coastal plain of Virginia, Landscape and Ecological Engineering 14(2): 209-219.
  • Chagaris, D., Sagarese, S., Farmer, N., Mahmoudi, B., De Mutsert, K., VanderKooy, S., Patterson, W. III, Kilgour, M., Schueller, A., Ahrens, R., and M. Lauretta. 2018. Management challenges are opportunities for fisheries ecosystem models in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.11.033.
  • Kolker, A., Dausman, A.M., Allison, M.A., Brown, G.L., Chu, P.Y., De Mutsert, K., Fitzpatrick, C.E., Henkel, J.R., Justic, D., Kleiss, B.A., McCoy, E., Mesehle, E., and C.P. Richards. 2018. Rethinking the River. EOS 99, DOI: 10.1029/2018EO101169.
  • Hamdan, L. J., Salerno, J. L., Reed, A., Joye, S. B., & Damour, M. (2018). The impact of the Deepwater Horizon blowout on historic shipwreck-associated sediment microbiomes in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 9057. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-27350-z
  • Mugge, R. L., Brock, M. L., Salerno, J. L., Damour, M., Church, R. A., Lee, J. S., & Hamdan, L. J. (2019). Deep-Sea Biofilms, Historic Shipwreck Preservation and the Deepwater Horizon Spill. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00048
  • Salerno, J. L., Little, B., Lee, J., & Hamdan, L. J. (2018). Exposure to Crude Oil and Chemical Dispersant May Impact Marine Microbial Biofilm Composition and Steel Corrosion. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2018.00196
  • Tyler, C., & Akerlof, K. (2019). Three secrets of survival in science advice. Nature, 566 (7743), 175. https://doi.org/10.1038/d41586-019-00518-x
  • Sklarew D., Sklarew J. (2018) Integrated Water-Energy Policy for Sustainable Development. Foresight and STI Governance, vol. 12, no 4, pp. 10–19. DOI: 10.17323/2500-2597.2018.4.10.19
  • Bachman BA, Kraus R, Peterson CT, Grubbs RD, Peters EC. Growth and reproduction of Echeneis naucrates from the eastern Gulf of Mexico. J Fish Biol. 2018; 93:755–758. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13790
  • Visseren-Hamakers, I.J. 2018. Integrative governance: The relationships between governance instruments taking center stage. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. DOI: 10.1177/0263774X18803634
  • Taheripour, F., Hertel, T. Gopalakrishnan, B.N. Sahin, S., and Prasad, V. (2018) Climate change and water scarcity: Growing risks of agriculture-based economies in South Asia. (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Development.
  • Sahin, S., Prasad, V., and others (2018) Sri Lanka: Managing Coastal Natural Wealth (technical report). Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice, South Asia Region Series.
  • Van Dexter, K. and I. Visseren-Hamakers. 2018. Linking forest conservation and food security through agroecology: Insights for forest landscape restoration. In: Mansourian, S. and Parrotta, J. (eds). Forest Landscape Restoration: Integrated approaches to support effective implementation. Routledge: New York. pp. 119-135.
  • T. Lovejoy, L. Hannah, Avoiding the climate failsafe point. Sci. Adv. 4, eaau9981 (2018). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aau9981
  • Gleason, C. and Parsons, E.C.M. (2018). An initial review of whalewatching guidelines for endangered and critically endangered cetaceans. Journal of Cetacean Research & Management 13(2-3): 155-164.
  • Parsons, E.C.M. and Smith, C. (2018). Recent advances in whale-watching research: 2017-2018. Tourism in Marine Environments 13(2-3): 175-185.
  • Parsons, E.C.M. & Rose, N.A. (2018). The Blackfish Effect – citations, hearings, permits, and bills in the face of changing public opinion on captive cetaceans. Tourism in Marine Environments 13(2-3) 2–3: 73–83.
  • Sklarew, Jennifer. “Power Fluctuations: How Japan’s Nuclear Infrastructure Priorities Influence Electric Utilities’ Clout.” Energy Research and Social Science, Volume 41 (July 2018): 158-167. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2018.04.036
  • Soto Golcher, C. and I.J. Visseren-Hamakers. 2018. Framing and integration in the global forest, agriculture and climate change nexus. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. DOI: 10.1177/2399654418788566
  • Visseren-Hamakers, I.J. 2018. A framework for analyzing and practicing Integrative Governance: The case of global animal and conservation governance. Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space. 
    DOI: 10.1177/2399654418788565
  • Dang, T.K.P., I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, B. Arts. 2018. Forest Devolution in Vietnam: From rhetoric to performance. Land Use Policy 77: 760-774.
  • Soto Golcher, C., B. Arts, I.J. Visseren-Hamakers. Seeing the forest, missing the field: Forests and agriculture in global climate change policy. Land Use Policy 77: 627-640.
  • Naylor, W. and Parsons, E.C.M. (2018). An online survey of public knowledge, attitudes, and perceptions towards whales and dolphins, and their conservation. Frontiers in Marine Science 5: 153. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00153
  • Stachowitsch, M., Rose, N.A. and Parsons, E.C.M. (2018). State Of the Cetacean Environment Report (SOCER) 2017. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 19 (Suppl.): 276-285.
  • Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S., E. Boelee, J. Cools, L. van Hoof, O. Hospes, M. Kok, J. Peerlings, J. van Tatenhove, C. Termeer, I.J. Visseren-Hamakers. 2018. Identifying barriers and levers of biodiversity mainstreaming in four cases of transnational governance of land and water. Environmental Science and Policy 85: 132-140.
  • Ochieng, R.M., B. Arts, M. Brockhaus, I.J. Visseren-Hamakers. 2018. Institutionalization of REDD+ MRV in Indonesia, Peru and Tanzania: progress and implications. Ecology and Society 23(2): 8.
  • Ochieng, A., I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, R. Van der Duim. 2018. The battle over the benefits: Analysing two sport hunting policy arrangements in Uganda. Oryx 52(2): 359-368.
  • T. E. Lovejoy, C. Nobre, Amazon Tipping Point. Sci. Adv. 4, eaat2340 (2018). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aat2340
  • Parsons, E.C.M. and Brown, D. (2018). Recent advances in whale-watching research: 2016-2017. Tourism in Marine Environments 13(1): 41-51.
  • Brown, D., Robbins, J., Sieswerda, P.L., Schoelkopf, R., and Parsons, E.C.M. (2018). Humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) sightings in the New York-New Jersey Harbor Estuary. Marine Mammal Science 34(1): 250-257.


  • McAndrew, B, Ahn, C. 2017. Developing an ecosystem model of a floating wetland for water quality improvement on a stormwater pond. Journal of Environmental Management 202: 198-207.
  • Schwartz, K.R., Parsons, E.C.M., Rockwood, L. and Wood, T.C. (2017). Integrating in-situ and ex-situ data management processes for biodiversity conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 5: 120. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2017.00120
  • Dang, T.K.P., I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, B. Arts. 2017. The institutional capacity of forest devolution: the case of forest land allocation in Vietnam. Development Policy Review 35: 723-744.
  • Humphreys, D., B. Cashore, I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, W. De Jong, K. Mcginley, A. Denvir, P. Caro Torres and S. Lupberger. 2017. Towards Durable Multistakeholder-Generated Solutions: The Pilot Application of a Problem-Oriented Policy Learning Protocol to Legality Verification and Community Rights in Peru. International Forestry Review 19(3): 278-293.
  • Parsons, E.C.M. 2017. Impacts of navy sonar on whales and dolphins: now beyond a smoking gun. Frontiers in Marine Science 4: 295. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00295 http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2017.00295/full
  • Parsons, E.C.M., MacPherson, R. and Villagomez, A. 2017. Marine “conservation”: you keep using that word but I don’t think it means what you think it means. Frontiers in Marine Science 4: 299. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00299 http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2017.00299/full
  • Crate, Susie. 2017. “Storying Climate Change.” Anthropology News website, April 21, 2017. doi: 10.1111/AN.410
  • Oester, S., Cigliano, J.A., Hind-Ozan, E.J., and Parsons, E.C.M. 2017. Why conferences matter – an example from the International Marine Conservation Congress. Frontiers in Marine Science 4: 257. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00257 http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fmars.2017.00257/full
  • de Mutsert, K., Lewis, K., Milroy, S., Buszowski, J., & Steenbeek, J. (2017). Using ecosystem modeling to evaluate trade-offs in coastal management: Effects of large-scale river diversions on fish and fisheries. Ecological Modelling, 360, 14-26. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.06.029
  • Parsons, E.C.M. and Brown, D.M. 2017. From hunting to watching: human interactions with cetaceans. In: Marine Mammal Welfare (Ed. A. Butterworth), 67-90. Springer International, Cham, Switzerland.
  • Rose, N.A., Snusz, G.H., Brown, D.M., and Parsons, E.C.M. 2017. Improving captive marine mammal welfare in the United States: science-based recommendations for improved regulatory requirements for captive marine mammal care. International Journal of wildlife Law & Policy 20(1): 1-35. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13880292.2017.1309858
  • Bush, Alex, Rahel Sollmann, Andreas Wilting, Kristine Bohmann, Beth Cole, Heiko Balzter, Christopher Martius, András Zlinszky, Sébastien Calvignac-Spencer, Christina A. Cobbold, Terence P. Dawson, Brent C. Emerson, Simon Ferrier, M. Thomas P. Gilbert, Martin Herold, Laurence Jones, Fabian H. Leendertz, Louise Matthews, James D. A. Millington, John R. Olson, Otso Ovaskainen, Dave Raffaelli, Richard Reeve, Mark-Oliver Rödel, Torrey W. Rodgers, Stewart Snape, Ingrid Visseren-Hamakers, Alfried P. Vogler, Piran C. L. White, Martin J. Wooster and Douglas W. Yu. 2017. Connecting Earth observation to high-throughput biodiversity data. Nature ecology & evolution 1, 0176. 22 June 2017. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0176
  • 2017 De Mutsert, K., Sills, A., Schlick, C.J.C., and R.C. Jones. Successes of restoration and its effects on the fish community in a freshwater tidal embayment of the Potomac River, USA. Water 9(6), 421; doi:10.3390/w9060421
  • 2017 Gruss, A., Rose, K.A., Simons, J., Ainsworth, C.H., De Mutsert, K., Himchak, P., Kaplan, I.C., Froeschke, J., Zetina Rejon, M.J., and D. Chagaris. Recommendations for ecosystem modeling efforts aiming to inform ecosystem-based fisheries management and restoration projects. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, DOI: 10.1080/19425120.2017.1330786
  • 2017 Arya, G., Tadayon, S., Sadighian, J., Jones, J., De Mutsert, K., Huff, T.B., and G.D. Foster. Pharmaceutical chemicals, steroids and xenoestrogens in water, sediment and fish from the tidal freshwater Potomac River (Virginia, USA). Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 52:7, 686-696, DOI: 10.1080/10934529.2017.1312975.
  • 2017 De Mutsert, K., Steenbeek, J., Cowan, J.H. Jr., and V. Christensen. Using ecosystem modeling to determine hypoxia effects on fish and fisheries. Chapter 14 In: D. Justic, K.A. Rose, R.D. Hetland, and K. Fennel (eds). Modeling Coastal Hypoxia: Numerical Simulations of Patterns, Controls and Effects of Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics. Springer, New York
  • Galletti Vernazzani, B., Brownell, R.L., Burkhardt-Holm, P., Cabrera, E., Iñíguez, M., Luna, F., Parsons, E.C.M., Ritter, F., Rodríguez-Fonseca, J., Sironi, M., and Stachowitsch, M. 2017. Management and conservation at the International Whaling Commission: a dichotomy sandwiched within a shifting baseline. Marine Policy 83: 164-171.
  • Sitar, A., May-Collado, L.J., Wright, A.J., Peters-Burton, E., Rockwood, L. and Parsons, E.C.M. 2017. Tourists’ perspectives on dolphin-watching in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Tourism in Marine Environments 12(2): 79-94.
  • Parsons, E.C.M. and Brown, D. 2017. Recent advances in whale-watching research: 2015-2016. Tourism in Marine Environments 12(2): 125-137.
  • Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, S., M. Kok, I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, C. Termeer. 2017. Mainstreaming biodiversity in economic sectors: An analytical framework. Biological Conservation 210: 145-156.
  • Stachowitsch, M., Parsons, E.C.M. and Rose, N.A. 2017. State Of the Cetacean Environment Report (SOCER) 2016. Journal of Cetacean Research and Management 18 (Suppl.): 316-329.
  • Bastos Lima, M.G., G. Kissinger, I.J. Visseren-Hamakers, J. Braña-Varela, A.Gupta. 2017. The Sustainable Development Goals and REDD+: assessing institutional interactions and the pursuit of synergies. Int Environ Agreements 17: pp. 589–606. DOI: 10.1007/s10784-017-9366-9
  • Tegegne, Yitgesu T., Sabaheta Ramcilovic-Suominen, Kalame Fobissie, Ingrid J. Visseren-Hamakers, Marcus Lindner, Markku Kanninen. 2017. Synergies among social safeguards in FLEGT and REDD+ in Cameroon. Forest Policy and Economics 75: 1-11.
  • Bastos Lima, M.G, Visseren-Hamakers, I.J., Braña-Varela, J., Gupta, A. 2017. A reality check on the landscape approach to REDD+: Lessons from Latin America. Forest Policy and Economics 78: 10-20.
  • O’Bryhim. J.R., Parsons, E.C.M. and Lance, S.L. (2017) Forensic species identification of elasmobranch products sold in Costa Rican markets. Fisheries Research 186: 144-150.
  • Raz-Bahat M., Douek J., Moiseeva E., Peters E.C., & Rinkevich B. (2017). The digestive system of the stony coral Stylophora pistillata. Cell and Tissue Research. DOI: 10.1007/s00441-016-2555-y
  • Crate, S. A. (2017). Beginnings of a Rural Sustainability Paradigm: The Arctic as Case in Point. In Northern Sustainabilities: Understanding and Addressing Change in the Circumpolar World (pp. 253-267). Springer International Publishing.
  • Mary M. Means, Changwoo Ahn, Gregory B. Noe. (2017). Planting richness affects the recovery of vegetation and soil processes in constructed wetlands following disturbance. Science of The Total Environment, 579: 1366-1378.
    DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.11.134.