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Chris Craft, Co-Investigator / Professor

Chris Craft

Research Emphasis:

Decomposition, soil organic matter accumulation and sediment deposition will be measured in salt-, brackish- and tidal fresh-water marshes to test hypotheses concerning the role of freshwater pulsing versus tidal pulsing on wetland organic matter and sediment dynamics. Decomposition will be estimated by three methods, tagged leaves, root bags and soil respiration. Soil organic matter accumulation will be measured over several different time scales using radiometric dating (C-14, Pb-210, Cs-137). Sedimentation will be measured using dating techniques and feldspar marker layers. These directed studies will elucidate (1) patterns and control of wetland organic matter accumulation, (2) patterns of inorganic inputs, (3) biogeochemical linkages between terrestrial and marine systems and (4) effects of natural and anthropogenic perturbations on coastal wetlands.

GCE Committees:

GCE Executive Committee, High Marsh Experiment Committee, SALTEx Experiment Committee

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  Indiana University at Bloomington

Mailing Address:

Dr. Christopher B. Craft
Indiana University - School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Room 408. MSB II.
702 N. Walnut Grove Ave.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405

Office Phone:  (812) 856-1837

FAX Number:  (812) 855-7802

E-Mail:  ccraft@indiana.edu

Web Page:  http://www.indiana.edu/~craftlab/

Other Identity Systems:

LTER:  9283


GCE Data Sets:

NUT-GCES-1609 (Baseline soil chemistry data measurements from the GCE-LTER Seawater Addition Long-Term Experiment (SALTEx))

POR-GCES-1603 (Quarterly porewater salinity and conductivity measurements from the GCE-LTER Seawater Addition Long-Term Experiment (SALTEx) Project)

NUT-GCES-1608 (Porewater chemistry measurements from the GCE-LTER Seawater Addition Long-Term Experiment (SALTEx))

PLT-GCET-1508 (Geographic coordinates, soil properties, plant species composition and vegetation survey data in the study on tidal marshes of the Ogeechee, Altamaha and Satilla estuaries in Georgia, USA)

GEL-GCEM-0508c (Soil accretion at 10 GCE marsh sampling sites from December 2001 to May 2011)

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GCE Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Craft, C.B., Herbert, E., Li, F., Smith, D., Schubauer-Berigan, J.P., Widney, S., Angelini, C., Pennings, S.C., Medeiros, P.M., Byers, J. and Alber, M. 2016. Climate change and the fate of coastal wetlands. Wetland Science and Practice. 33(3):70-73.

He, Y., Widney, S., Ruan, M., Herbert, E., Li, X. and Craft, C.B. 2016. Accumulation of soil carbon drives denitrification potential and labincubatedgas production along a chronosequence of salt marshdevelopment. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 172(5):72-80. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2016.02.002)

Drake, K., Halifax, H., Adamowicz, S.C. and Craft, C.B. 2015. Carbon sequestration in tidal salt marshes of the Northeast United States. Environmental Management. 56(4):998-1008. (DOI: 10.1007/s00267-015-0568-z)

Jun, M.h., Altor, A. and Craft, C.B. 2013. Effects of Increased Salinity and Inundation on Inorganic N and P Exchange by Tidal Freshwater Floodplain Forest Soils, Georgia (USA). Estuaries and Coasts. 36:508-518. (DOI: 10.1007/s12237-012-9449-6)

Li, X., Ren, Y., Lui, Y., Craft, C.B., Mander, U. and Tang, S. 2013. The impact of change in vegetation structure on the ecological functions of salt marshes: The example of the Yangtze River. Regional Environmental Change. 14(2):623-632. (DOI: 10.1007/s10113-013-0520-9)

Sanchez, C., Gaiser, E., Saunders, C., Wachnicka, A., Oehm, N. and Craft, C.B. 2013. Exploring siliceous subfossils as a tool for inferring past water level and hydroperiod in Everglades marshes. Journal of Paleolimnology. 45:49-66. (DOI: 10.1007/s10933-012-9624-3)

Brittain, R. and Craft, C.B. 2012. Effects of Sea-Level Rise and Anthropogenic Development on Priority Bird Species Habitats in Coastal Georgia, USA. Environmental Management. 49:473-482. (DOI: 10.1007/s00267-011-9761-x)

Brittain, R., Schimmelmann, A., Parkhurst, D. and Craft, C. 2012. Habitat Use by Coastal Birds Inferred from Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopes. Estuaries and Coasts. 35:633-645.

Craft, C.B. 2012. Tidal freshwater forest accretion does not keep pace with sea level rise. Global Change Biology. 18:3615-3623. (DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12009)

Fagherazzi, S., Kirwan, M.L., Mudd, S.M., Guntenspergen, G.R., Temmerman, S., D'Alpaos, A., van de Koppel, J., Craft, C.B., Rybczyk, J., Reyes, E. and Clough, J. 2012. Numerical models of salt marsh evolution: Ecological, geomorphic and climatic factors. Reviews of Geophysics. 50(RG1002). (DOI: 10.1029/2011RG000359)

Marton, J., Herbert, E. and Craft, C.B. 2012. Effects of Salinity on Denitrification and Greenhouse Gas Production from Laboratory-incubated Tidal Forest Soils. Wetlands. 32:347-357. (DOI: 10.1007/s13157-012-0270-3)

Pendleton, L., Donato, D., Murray, B., Crooks, S., Jenkins, W., Sifleet, S., Craft, C., Fourequrean, J., Kaufman, J., Marba, N., Megonigal, P., Pidgeon, E., Bilbao-Bastida, V., Ullman, R., Herr, D., Gordon, D. and Baldera, A. 2012. Estimating global "blue carbon" emissions from conversion and degradation of coastal ecosystems. PLoS-ONE. 7:1-7.

He, Y., Li, X., Craft, C., Ma, Z. and Sun, Y. 2011. Relationships between vegetation and environmental factors in newly formed tidal marshes of the Yangtze River estuary. Wetlands Ecology and Management. 19:341-349.

Ket, W., Schubauer-berigan, J. and Craft, C.B. 2011. Effects of five years of nitrogen and phosphorus additions on a Zizaniopsis miliacea tidal freshwater marsh. Aquatic Botany. 95:17-23. (DOI: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2011.03.003)

Brittain, R., Meretsky, V.J. and Craft, C.B. 2010. Avian communities of the Altamaha River estuary in Georgia, USA. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 122(3):532544. (DOI: 10.1676/09-186.1)

Loomis, M.J. and Craft, C.B. 2010. Carbon sequestration and nutrient (N, P) accumulation in river-dominated tidal marshes, Georgia, USA. Soil Science Society of America Journal. 74:1028-1038. (DOI: 10.2136/sssaj2009.0171)

Tackett, N.W. and Craft, C.B. 2010. Ecosystem development on a coastal barrier island dune chronosequence. Journal of Coastal Research. 26:736-742.

Wieski, K., Guo, H., Craft, C.B. and Pennings, S.C. 2010. Ecosystem functions of tidal fresh, brackish and salt marshes on the Georgia coast. Estuaries and Coasts. 33:161-169. (DOI: 10.1007/s12237-009-9230-4)

Craft, C.B., Clough, J., Ehman, J., Joye, S.B., Park, R., Pennings, S.C., Guo, H. and Machmuller, M. 2009. Forecasting the effects of accelerated sea level rise on tidal marsh ecosystem services. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 7(2):73-78. (DOI: 10.1890/070219)

Craft, C.B., Clough, J., Ehman, J., Joye, S.B., Park, R., Pennings, S.C., Guo, H. and Machmuller, M. 2009. SLR and ecosystem services: a response to Kirwan and Guntenspergen. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 7:127-128.

Frost, J.W., Schleicher, T. and Craft, C.B. 2009. Effects of nitrogen and phosphorus additions on primary production and invertebrate densities in a Georgia (USA) tidal freshwater marsh. Wetlands. 29(1):196-203. (DOI: 10.1672/07-79.1)

Krull, K. and Craft, C.B. 2009. Ecosystem development of a sandbar emergent tidal marsh, Altamaha River estuary, Georgia USA. Wetlands. 29(1):314-322. (DOI: 10.1672/06-178.1)

Craft, C.B. 2007. Freshwater input structures soil properties, vertical accretion, and nutrient accumulation of Georgia and U.S. tidal marshes. Limnology & Oceanography. 52(3):1220-1230.

Craft, C.B. 2001. Soil organic carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus as indicators of recovery in restored Spartina marshes. Ecological Restoration. 19:87-91.

Books and Book Sections

Langman, O. and Craft, C.B. (in press). Carbon and nutrient cycling of created and restored wetlands. In: Finlayson, M. (editor). Encyclopedia of Wetlands. Volume 3. Wetland Management.

Craft, C.B. 2016. Creating and Restoring Wetlands: From Theory to Practice. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Vepraskas, M. and Craft, C.B. 2016. Wetland Soils: Genesis, Hydrology, Landscapes, and Classification. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL.

Bannister, J., Herbert, E. and Craft, C.B. 2014. Spatial variability in sedimentation, carbon sequestration, and nutrient accumulation in an alluvial floodplain forest. In: Vymazal, j. (editor). The Role of Natural and Constructed Wetlands in Nutrient Cycling and Retention on the Landscape. Springer, New York.

Craft, C.B. 2013. Emergent biomass production. Pages 137-154 in: DeLaune, R., Reddy, K., Richardson, C. and Megonigal, P. (editors). Methods in Biogeochemistry of Wetlands. Soil Science Society of America, Madison, WI.

Pennings, S.C., Alber, M., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Booth, M.G., Burd, A.B., Cai, W.-J., Craft, C.B., DePratter, C., Di Iorio, D., Hollibaugh, J.T., Hopkinson, C.S., Joye, S.B., Meile, C., Moore, W.S., Silliman, B.R., Thompson, V.D. and Wares, J.P. 2012. South Atlantic Tidal Wetlands. Pages 45-61 in: Batzer, D.P. and Baldwin, A. (editors). Wetland Habitats of North America: Ecology and Conservation Concerns. University of California Press, Berkeley, California.

Broome, S.W. and Craft, C.B. 2009. Tidal marsh creation. Pages 715-786 in: Perillo, G.M.E., Wolanski, E., Cahoon, D. and Brinson, M.M. (editors). Coastal Wetlands. Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Neubauer, S. and Craft, C.B. 2009. Global change and tidal freshwater wetlands: Scenarios and impacts. Pages 253-310 in: Barendregt, A., Whigham, D. and Baldwin, A. (editors). Tidal Freshwater Wetlands. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Craft, C.B., Bertram, J. and Broome, S.W. 2008. Restoration of coastal zones. Pages 637-644 in: Jorgensen, S.E. and Fath, B. (editors). Ecologicial Engineering. Elsevier B.V., Oxford.

Craft, C.B. 2005. Natural and constructed wetlands. Pages 1639-1656 in: Anderson, M.G. (editor). Encyclopedia of Hydrological Sciences. John Wiley and Sons, New York.

Conference Posters and Presentations

Smith, D., Herbert, E., Li, F., Widney, S., Desha, J., Schubauer-Berigan, J.P., Pennings, S.C., Angelini, C., Medeiros, P.M., Byers, J., Alber, M. and Craft, C.B. 2016. Poster: Seawater Addition Long Term Experiment (SALTEx). SEERS 2016 Spring Meeting, March 10-12, 2016, Bluffton, South Carolina.

Craft, C. 2010. Presentation: Carbon sequestration and nutrient retention in tidal- versus river-pulsed floodplain forests. 6th Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists European Chapter, May 26-29 2010, Tramore, Ireland.

Craft, C. 2010. Presentation: Carbon sequestration and nutrient retention in tidal- versus river-pulsed floodplain forests. Symposium on Wetlands in a Flood Pulsing Environment: Effects on Responses in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning and Human Society., Feb. 1-5 2010, Maun, Botswana.

Craft, C. 2010. Presentation: Climate change reduces nitrogen sink capacity of tidal freshwater floodplain forests. Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists, June 27-July 2 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Jun, M.h. and Craft, C. 2010. Poster: Effects of climate change on nutrient (N, P) sorption in tidal riverine floodplain forests, Georgia, USA. Symposium on Wetlands in a Flood Pulsing Environment: Effects on Responses in Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functioning and Human Society., Feb. 1-5 2010, Maun, Botswana.

Marton, J. and Craft, C. 2010. Presentation: Marton, J. and C. Craft. 2010. Denitrification in tidal freshwater floodplain forests of southeast Georgia, USA. Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists, June 27-July 2 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Redlinski, I., Vymazal, J. and Craft, C.B. 2010. Presentation: Peat properties, accretion and accumulation in a restored and natural bog in Czech Republic. Annual Meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists, June 27-July 2 2010, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Craft, C., Clough, J., Ehman, J. and Park, R. 2007. Presentation: Effects of accelerated sea level rise on biogeochemical cycles of tidal marshes of the southeast U.S. coast: a landscape simulation. 10th International Symposium on Wetland Biogeochemistry, April 1-4 2007, Annapolis, Maryland.

Craft, C., Clough, J., Ehman, J. and Park, R. 2007. Presentation: Effects of accelerated sea level rise on C, N and P retention by tidal marshes: a landscape simulation. 2nd International Symposium on Wetland Pollution Dynamics and Control (WETPOL), September 16-20 2007, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.

Craft, C.B. 2007. Keynote presentation: Tidal marshes and climate change. 2nd International Symposium on Wetland Pollution Dynamics and Control (WETPOL), September 16-20 2007, University of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia.

Joye, S.B., Hunter, K.S., Bernier, M., Craft, C. 2007. Presentation: Salinity-driven patterns in sediment biogeochemistry and microbial activity in Georgia coastal estuaries. 10th International Symposium on the Biogeochemistry of Wetlands, 1-4 April 2007, Annapolis, Maryland.

Whigham, D.F., Barendregt, A., Craft, C. and Neubauer, S. 2007. Climate change consequences for tidal freshwater wetlands at the east and west coast of the Atlantic. International Association of Landscape Ecology, July 8-12 2007, World Congress, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Craft, C.B. and Krull, K. 2006. Presentation: Ecosystem development of a newly emerged tidal marsh. 6th International Workshop on Nutrient Cycling and retention in Natural and Constructed Wetlands, May 31-June 4, 2006, Trebon, Czech Republic.

Craft, C.B. and Krull, K. 2007. Presentation: Ecosystem development of a newly emerged tidal marsh: a model for evaluating "success" of created and restored marshes. Society of Wetland Scientists 27th International Conference, July 9-14, 2006, Cairnes, Australia.

Craft, C.B. 2005. Presentation: Freshwater input affects vertical accretion and nutrient accumulation of tidal marshes, Sapelo Island Georgia (USA). Estuarine Research Federation biennial meeting. October 16-21, 2005, Norfolk, Virginia.

Craft, C.B. 2004. Presentation: Vegetation ecology in wetlands. ASLO 2004 Summer Meeting. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, June 13-18, 2004, Savannah, Georgia.

Craft, C.B. and Pruett, C. 2003. Poster: Freshwater pulsing affects sedimentation, organic matter accumulation and vertical accretion of GCE estuarine marshes. Long Term Ecological Research All Scientists Meeting. September 18-22, 2003, Seattle, Washington.

Craft, C.B. 2001. Presentation: Recovery of an impounded Spartina marsh following re-introduction of tidal inundation. Biannual meeting of the Estuarine Research Federation. Estuarine Research Federation, Nov. 4-8, St. Pete Beach, Florida.

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959 and OCE-1237140. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.