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Merryl Alber, Project Director / Professor

Merryl Alber

Research Emphasis:

Marine ecology of nearshore environments; estuarine food webs; impacts of freshwater withdrawal on coastal systems; models of estuarine flushing times; biological characteristics and fate of suspended sediments in estuaries; human impacts in the coastal zone; interactions between science and policy.

GCE Committees:

GCE Flux Tower Committee, GCE Executive Committee, SALTEx Experiment Committee

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Georgia

Mailing Address:

Dr. Merryl Alber
Dept. of Marine Sciences
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602-3636

Office Phone:  (706) 542-5966

FAX Number:  (706) 542-5888

E-Mail:  malber@uga.edu

Web Page:  http://www.gcrc.uga.edu/Affiliates/alber_merryl.htm


GCE Data Sets:

INV-GCEM-1407 (Mollusc population abundance monitoring: Fall 2013 mid-marsh and creekbank infaunal and epifaunal mollusc abundance based on collections from GCE marsh, monitoring sites 1-10)

INV-GCEM-1407a (Mollusc population size distribution monitoring: Fall 2013 mid-marsh and creekbank infaunal and epifaunal mollusc size distributions based on collections from GCE marsh monitoring sites 1-10)

INV-GCEM-1309 (Mollusc population size distribution monitoring: Fall 2012 mid-marsh and creekbank infaunal and epifaunal mollusc size distributions based on collections from GCE marsh monitoring sites 1-10)

GIS-GCES-1401d (Corrected LIDAR-derived digital elevation model of the Duplin River salt marshes)

GIS-GCES-1401a (February- March 2010 RTK survey of salt marsh plant ground elevations, plant characteristics and soil properties to support analysis of a LIDAR-derived DEM.)

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GCE Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Hladik, C.M. and Alber, M. 2014. Classification of salt marsh vegetation using edaphic and remote sensing-derived variables. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Sciences. 141:47 - 57. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2014.01.011)

Schmidt, J.P., Moore, R. and Alber, M. 2014. Integrating ecosystem services and local government finances intoland use planning: A case study from coastal Georgia. Landscape and Urban Planning. 122:56 - 67. (DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2013.11.008)

Alber, M., Reed, D. and McGlathery, K. 2013. Coastal Long Term Ecological Research: Introduction to the Special Issue. Special Issue: Coastal Long Term Ecological Research. Oceanography. 26(3):14 - 17.

Hladik, C.M., Schalles, J.F. and Alber, M. 2013. Salt marsh elevation and habitat mapping using hyperspectral and LIDAR data. Remote Sensing of the Environment. 139:318 - 330.

McFarlin, C.R. and Alber, M. 2013. Foliar DMSO:DMSP ratio and metal content as indicators of stress in Spartina alterniflora. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 474:1-13. (DOI: 10.3354/meps10184)

Hladik, C.M. and Alber, M. 2012. Accuracy assessment and correction of a LIDAR-derived salt marsh digital elevation model. Remote Sensing of Enivornment. 121:234-235. (DOI: 10.1016/j.rse.2012.01.018)

Lyons, J.I., Alber, M. and Hollibaugh, J.T. 2010. Ascomycete fungal communities associated with early decay leaf blades of three Spartina species and a Spartina hybrid in the San Francisco Bay. Oecologica. 162:435-442. (DOI: 10.1007/s00442-009-1460-4)

Schaefer, S.C., Hollibaugh, J.T. and Alber, M. 2009. Watershed nitrogen input and riverine export on the west coast of the U.S. Biogeochemistry. 93(3):219-233. (DOI: 10.1007/s10533-009-9299-7)

White, S.N. and Alber, M. 2009. Drought-associated shifts in Spartina alterniflora and S. cynosuroides in the Altamaha River estuary. Wetlands. 29(1):215-224. (DOI: 10.1672/08-39.1)

Alber, M., Swenson, E.M., Adamowicz, S.C. and Mendelssohn, I.A. 2008. Salt marsh dieback: An overview of recent events in the US. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 80:1-11. (DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2008.08.009)

Hopkinson, C., Lugo, A., Alber, M., Covich, A. and Van Bloem, S.J. 2008. Understanding and forecasting the effects of sea level rise and intense windstorms on coastal and upland ecosystems: the need for a continental-scale network of observatories. Frontiers in Ecology. 6(5):255-263. (DOI: 10.1890/070153)

Schaefer, S.C. and Alber, M. 2007. Temperature controls a llatitudinal gradient in the proportion of waterhsed nitrogren exported to coastal ecosystems. Biogeochemistry. 85(3):333-346. (DOI: 10.1007/s10533-007-9144-9)

Schaefer, S.C. and Alber, M.A. 2007. Temporal and spatial trends in nitrogen and phosphorus inputs to the watershed of the Altamaha River, Georgia, USA. Biogeochemistry. 86(3):231-249. (DOI: 10.1007/s10533-007-9155-6)

Wrona, A.M., Batzer, D., Alber, M. and Sharitz, R.R. 2007. Savannah River, Georgia: Science to support adaptive implementation of environmental flows to a large coastal river, floodplain, and estuary. Water Resources Impact. 9(4):21-24.

Ogburn, M.B. and Alber, M. 2006. An Investigation of Salt Marsh Dieback in Georgia using Field Transplants. Estuaries and Coasts. 29(1):54-62

Sheldon, J.E. and Alber, M. 2006. The calculation of estuarine turnover times using freshwater fraction and tidal prism models: a critical evaluation. Estuaries and Coasts. 29(1):133-146.

Verity, P.G., Alber, M. and Bricker, S.B. 2006. Development of Hypoxia in Well-mixed Subtropical Estuaries in the Southeastern USA. Estuaries and Coasts, 29(4):665–673.

Higinbotham, C.B., Alber, M. and Chalmers, A.G. 2004. Analysis of Tidal Marsh Vegetation Patterns in Two Georgia Estuaries Using Aerial Photography and GIS. Estuaries. 27(4):670-683.

Zheng, L., Chen, C., Alber, M. and Liu, H. 2003. A modeling study of the Satilla River estuary, Georgia. II: Suspended sediment. Estuaries. 26(3):670-679.

Alber, M. 2002. A Conceptual Model of Estuarine Freshwater Inflow Management. Estuaries. 25(6B):1246-1261.

Sheldon, J.E. and Alber, M. 2002. A comparison of residence time calculations using simple compartment models of the Altamaha River estuary, Georgia. Estuaries. 25(6B):1304-1317.

Books and Book Sections

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.

Conference Papers (Peer Reviewed)

Alber, M. and Sheldon, J.E. 2011. Water quality status of Georgia estuaries and coastal waters using recommended indicators. In: Carroll, G.D. (editor). Georgia Water Resources Conference. Proceedings of the 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Laporte, C. and Alber, M. 2011. South Atlantic Regional Research Plan: Development and Application of Coastal Regional Priorities. In: Carroll, G.D. (editor). Georgia Water Resources Conference. Proceedings of the 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Sheldon, J.E. and Alber, M. 2011. Recommended indicators of estuarine water quality for Georgia. In: Carroll, G.D. (editor). Georgia Water Resources Conference. Proceedings of the 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Laporte, C., Douce, T. and Alber, M. 2011. A Coastal Water Quality Metadata Database for the Southeast U.S.A. In: Carroll, G.D. (editor). Georgia Water Resources Conference: Watershed Informatics. Proceedings of the 2011 Georgia Water Resources Conference, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

McFarlin, C.R. and Alber, M. 2007. Coastal Watershed Condition Assessment of Fort Pulaski National Monument. In: Georgia Water Resources Conference. Proceedings of the 2007 Georgia Water Resources Conference.

Schaefer, S.C. and Alber, M. 2005. Trends in agricultural sources of nitrogen in the Altamaha River watershed. In: Hatcher, K.J. Proceedings of the 2005 Georgia Waters Resources Conference, Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Sheldon, J.E. and Alber, M. 2005. Comparing Transport Times Through Salinity Zones in the Ogeechee and Altamaha River Estuaries Using SqueezeBox. In: Hatcher, K.J. (editor). Proceedings of the 2005 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Alber, M. and Flory, J.E. 2003. Georgia Coastal Research Council: A forum for scientists and managers. Hatcher, K.J. (editor). Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Albers, G. and Alber, M. 2003. A vegetative survey of back-barrier islands near Sapelo Island, Georgia. Hatcher, K.J. (editor). Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Sheldon, J.E. and Alber, M. 2003. Simulating material movement through the lower Altamaha River Estuary using a 1-D box model. Hatcher, K.J. (editor). Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

White, S.N. and Alber, M. 2003. Spartina species zonation along the Altamaha River Estuary. Hatcher, K.J. (editor). Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Alber, M. and Smith, C. 2001. Water use patterns in the watersheds of the Georgia riverine estuaries. Pages 752-755 in: Hatcher, K.J. (editor). Proceedings of the 2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Blanton, J.O., Alber, M. and Sheldon, J.E. 2001. Salinity response of the Satilla River Estuary to seasonal changes in freshwater discharge. Pages 619-622 in: Hatcher, K.J. (editor). Proceedings of the 2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Smith, C., Alber, M. and Chalmers, A.G. 2001. Linking shifts in historic estuarine vegetation to salinity changes using a GIS. Pages 615-618 in: Hatcher, K.J. (editor). Proceedings of the 2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

Conference Posters and Presentations

McLenaghan, N.A., Alber, M., Hepinstall-Cymerman, J. and Alexander, C.R. Jr. 2013. Poster: Shoreline armoring in coastal Georgia: Do landscape characteristics matter? Georgia Coastal Ecosystems Annual Meeting, 9-10 January 2013, Athens, GA.

Hladik, C.M. and Alber, M. 2011. Presentation: Assessment of salt marsh LIDAR errors and digital elevation model correction. SEERS, March 16-18, 2011, Athens, GA.

Hladik, C.M., Alber, M. and Schalles, J.F. 2011. Poster: Fusing hyperspectral airborne imagery and LIDAR-derived digital elevation models for the correction of salt marsh elevations. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, November 6-10, 2011, Daytona Beach, FL.

McFarlin, C.R. and Alber, M. 2011. Presentation: The Effect of Horses on Cumberland Island Salt Marsh Fauna. , March 16-18, Athens, GA.

McFarlin, C.R. and Alber, M. 2011. Presentation: The use of DMSO and DMSP to evaluate the physiological response of Spartina alterniflora to various disturbances. SCI-205 Ecosystem Stressors, Responses and Trends. , November 6-10, 2011, Daytona, FL.

Alexander, C.R. Jr., Alber, M., Hladik, C.M. and Pennings, S.C. 2010. Presentation: Physical-Biological Interactions in Coastal Settings: The Georgia Coastal Ecosystem LTER Example. American Geophysical Union - Meeting of the Americas, 9-13 August 2010, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil.

Hladik, C.M., Alber, M., Schalles, J.F. and Pennings, S.C. 2010. Poster: Salt marsh habitat mapping on Sapelo Island, GA using LIDAR and hyperspectralimagery. National Estuarine Research Reserve Annual Meeting, October 11-15, 2010, National Conservation Training Center, Shepherdstown, WV.

Laporte, C. and Alber, M. 2010. Presentation: South Atlantic Regional Research Plan: A Regional Research Framework. The Coastal Society, June 2010, Wilmington, North Carolina.

McFarlin, C.R., Bishop, T.D., Alber, M. and Hester, M.W. 2010. Poster: Varation in marsh benthic invertebrate presence and abundance related to altered Spartina alterniflora density. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society meeting, March 2010, Wilmingon, North Carolina.

Sheldon, J.E. and Alber, M. 2010. Presentation: Spatial and temporal trends in estuarine water quality on the Georgia coast. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society meeting, March 2010, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Alber, M. 2009. Presentation: Overview Coastal Georgia Colloquium. , Savannah, Georgia.

Alber, M., Alexander, C.R. Jr., Hladik, C.M., Jackson, C. and Pennings, S.C. 2009. Presentation: Marsh hammocks: isolated uplands in the marsh environment. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation meeting, November 2009, Portland, Oregon.

Hester, M.W., Mendelssohn, I.A., Alber, M. and Joye, S.B. 2009. Presentation: Effects of sudden salt marsh dieback and Spartina alterniflora stem density on ecosystem services in tidal salt marshes of Georgia and Louisiana, USA. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation meeting, November 2009, Portland, Oregon.

Hladik, C.M., Alber, M., Schalles, J.F., Lynes, A.R. and Pennings, S.C. 2009. Poster: Salt marsh habitat mapping on Sapelo Island, GA using LIDAR and hyperspectral imagery. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation meeting, November 2009, Portland, Oregon.

McFarlin, C.R., Bishop, T.D., Alber, M. and Hester, M.W. 2009. Presentation: Variation in marsh benthic invertebrate presence and abundance related to altered Spartina alterniflora density. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, November 2009, Portland, Oregon.

Schaefer, S.C. and Alber, M. 2009. Poster: A MATLAB-based program to simplify the calculation of watershed nitrogen budgets. Portland, Oregon. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation meeting, November 2010, Portland, Oregon.

Alber, M. 2008. Presentation: How scientists can become involved in education and public outreach. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 3/08, Orlando, FL.

Alber, M. 2008. Presentation: The Earth has one big ocean with many features. National Marine Educators Association, 7/08, Savannah, GA.

Alber, M., Schaefer, S.C., Pomeroy, L.R., Sheldon, J.E. and Joye, S.B. 2008. Presentation: Nitrogen inputs to the Altamaha River estuary (Georgia, USA): a historic analysis. American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, 3/08, Orlando, FL.

Alber, M. 2007. Presentation: The Earth has one big ocean with many features. Georgia Association of Marine Educators, 10/07, Tybee Island, GA.

Alber, M., Mackinnon, J., Hurley, D. and Curran, M.C. 2007. Presentation: Salt Marsh Dieback in Georgia. Estuarine Research Federations 2007 Annual Meeting, 4-8 November 2007, Providence, Rhode Island.

Hester, M.W., Mendelssohn, I.A., Alber, M. and Joye, S.B. 2007. Presentation: Climate-Linked Alteration of Ecosystem Services in Tidal Salt Marshes of Georgia and Louisiana: Preliminary Findings. Estuarine Research Federations 2007 Annual Meeting, 4-8 November 2007, Providence, Rhode Island.

McFarlin, C.R., Kenemer, B., Alber, M., Hester, M.W. and Bishop, T.D. 2007. Poster: A Comparison of Dieback Effects on Salt Marsh Invertebrates in Georgia and Louisiana. Estuarine Research Federations 2007 Annual Meeting, 4-8 November 2007, Providence, Rhode Island.

Schaefer, S.C. and Alber, M. 2007. Presentation: Temperature as a Control on Proportional Nitrogen Export to Coastal Ecosystems: An application of the SCOPE nitrogen budgeting method. Estuarine Research Federations 2007 Annual Meeting, 4-8 November 2007, Providence, Rhode Island.

Alber, M. 2006. Presentation: CSI Ecology: Salt marsh dieback in Georgia. University of Georgia Department of Geology, Athens, Georgia.

Alber, M. 2006. Presentation: Losses of foundation species and the consequences for ecosystem structure and function. Working group at the LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 20-24, 2006. Estes Park, Colorado.

Alber, M. 2006. Presentation: Salt marsh dieback in Georgia. Sudden wetland dieback meeting, May 24, 2006, Wellfleet, Massachussetts.

Alber, M. 2006. Presentation: The Georgia Coastal Research Council - Project overview. Coastal Incentive Grant Colloquium, October 2006, Savannah, Georgia.

Alber, M. and Sheldon, J.E. 2006. Calculating estuary turnover times during non-steady-state conditions using freshwater fraction techniques. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society meeting, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Alber, M. and Sheldon, J.E. 2006. Presentation: Simple tools for assessing coastal systems: can we get there from here? Coastal Observing Systems Workshop, LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 20-24, 2006, Estes Park Colorado.

Hollibaugh, J.T. and Alber, M. 2006. Presentation: Georgia's Coast - Past, present, and future. Georgia Certified Court Reporters Class, September 2006, St. Simons, Georgia.

Kenemer, B., McFarlin, C. and Alber, M. 2006. Poster: Fiddler Crabs Dig It: A Study of Burrow Dynamics in a Salt Marsh. Fall 2006 Meeting of the Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, October 19-21, 2006, Savannah, Georgia.

Lyons, J., Alber, M. and Hollibaugh, J.T. 2006. Poster: Molecular comparison of ascomycete fungal communities on Spartina species found along the east, west, and Gulf coasts of the U.S. LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 20-24, 2006, Estes Park, Colorado.

Lyons, J.I., Alber, M. and Hollibaugh, J.T. 2006. Poster: Molecular comparison of ascomycete fungal communities on Spartina species found along the east, west, and Gulf coasts of the U.S. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society. March 30-April 1, 2006, St. Augustine, Florida.

McFarlin, C.R., Ogburn, M.B. and Alber, M. 2006. Poster: The recent status and trends of two Georgia marsh dieback sites. Spring 2006 Meeting of the Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, March 30-April 1, 2006, St. Augustine, Florida.

Schaefer, S.C. and Alber, M. 2006. Nutrient inputs to the Altamaha River Watershed, 1954-2002. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Schaefer, S.C. and Alber, M. 2006. Poster: Temperature response of denitrification drives a latitudinal gradient in coastal export. LTER All Scientists Meeting, September 20-24, 2006, Estes Park, Colorado.

Schaefer, S.C. and Alber, M. 2006. Presentation: A latitudinal gradient in the percentage of net anthropogenic nitrogen input exported to Atlantic coast rivers. Estuaries session. Semi-annual meeting of the Southeastern Estuarine Research Societ, March 31-April 1, 2006, St. Augustine, Florida.

Alber, M. 2005. Presentation: Effects of Surface Water Management on Estuarine Resources. Society for Wetland Scientists Meeting. Charleston, South Carolina, 5-10 June 2005.

Alber, M., Pomeroy, L.R., Sheldon, J.E. and Schaefer, S.C. 2005. Presentation: Forty years of watershed nitrogen inputs and estuarine response in the Altamaha River estuary (Georgia, USA). Symposium on "Examining nutrient enrichment effects on coastal ecosystems through comparative ecological approaches and perspectives". 2005 Estuarine Research Federation Meeting. October 16-20, 2005, Norfolk, Virginia.

Schaefer, S.C. and Alber, M. 2005. Presentation: Comparison of net anthropogenic nitrogen inputs and riverine export in estuarine watersheds of the Southeast. 2005 Estuarine Research Federation Meeting. October 16-20, 2005, Norfolk, Virginia.

Sheldon, J.E. and Alber, M. 2005. Poster: New and improved: Modeling mixing time scales in the Altamaha River estuary. GCE-LTER 2005 Annual Meeting. GCE-LTER, Feb. 11-12, 2005, Athens, Georgia.

Sheldon, J.E. and Alber, M. 2005. Presentation: Beyond whole-estuary flushing times: Using transport times through salinity zones to explain chlorophyll patterns in the Altamaha River estuary (Georgia, USA). Estuarine Interactions: biological-physical feedbacks and adaptations. 2005 Estuarine Research Federation Meeting. October 16-20, 2005, Norfolk, Virginia.

Verity, P.G., Alber, M. and Bricker, S.B. 2005. Presentation: Long term declines in dissolved oxygen in well-mixed estuaries in the southeast USA. ASLO Summer Meeting, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, June 19-24, 2005.

White, S.N. and Alber, M. 2005. Presentation: The response of Spartina species to prolonged drought in the Altamaha River Estuary, Georgia. 2005 Estuarine Research Federation Meeting. October 16-20, 2005, Norfolk, Virginia.

Alber, M. 2004. Presentation: Effects of surface water management on coastal resources. Georgia River Network Annual Meeting. February 2004, Milledgeville, Georgia.

Alber, M. 2004. Presentation: Marsh dieback efforts and workshop report. Georgia Coastal Research Council Conference. February 2004, Savannah, Georgia.

Alber, M. 2004. Presentation: Marsh dieback studies in Georgia. Georgia Coastal Research Council Marsh Dieback Workshop. February, 2004, Savannah, Georgia.

Alber, M. 2004. Presentation: The Georgia Coastal Research Council: Where science meets policy. Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership. March 2004, Jekyll Island, Georgia.

O'Connell, S.G., Ogburn, M. and Alber, M. 2004. Poster: Soil characteristics at marsh dieback areas along the Georgia coast. Semiannual Meeting of the Southeastern Estuarine Research Society. Marsh Grass - Poster Session. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, 15-17 April 2004, Ft. Pierce, FL.

Ogburn, M.B. and Alber, M. 2004. Presentation: An Investigation of Salt Marsh Dieback using Transplant Experiments. Georgia Coastal Research Council Conference. February 2004, Savannah, Georgia.

Ogburn, M.B. and Alber, M. 2004. Presentation: Salt Marsh Dieback in Georgia: Field Survey and Transplant Experiments. Semiannual Meeting of the Southeastern Estuarine Research Society. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, 15-17 April 2004, Ft. Pierce, FL.

Sheldon, J.E. and Alber, M. 2004. Presentation: SqueezeBox: Flow-scaled 1-D box models for estuary residence time estimates. NOS Workshop on Residence/Flushing Times in Bays and Estuaries. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, June 8-9, 2004, Silver Spring, Maryland.

Sheldon, J.E. and Alber, M. 2004. Presentation: SqueezeBox: Flow-scaled 1-D box models for estuary residence time estimates. Spring 2004 meeting. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society (SEERS), October 14-16, 2004, Wilmington, North Carolina.

Thoresen, M. and Alber, M. 2004. Presentation: Utilization of Benthic Diatoms by Oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Semiannual Meeting of the Southeastern Estuarine Research Society. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, 15-17 April 2004, Ft. Pierce, FL.

Alber, M. 2003. Presentation: A River Runs To It: The effects of changing inflow to estuaries. Special Symposium titled “When the rivers run dry. Cross-disciplinary perspectives on societal responses to drought and ecosystem impacts”. 2003 Ecological Society of America meeting. Aug. 2003, Savannah, GA.

Alber, M. and Hollibaugh, J.T. 2003. Presentation: Georgia Coastal Research: Science and Management. Southeastern Coastal Ocean Research Conference. Jan. 2003, Charleston, SC.

Alber, M., Cronin, T., Giblin, A., Howarth, R., Jay, D., Justic, D., Kimmerer, W., Montagna, P., Knowles, N., Najjar, R., Peterson, B., Scavia, D., Ulanowicz, D. and Walker, H. 2003. Presentation: Effects of climate-induced changes of freshwater inflow on estuaries: Report of the ERF biocomplexity working group. 2003 Estuarine Research Federation meeting. September 2003, Seattle, WA.

Albers, G. and Alber, M. 2003. Presentation: Vascular Plant Composition and Soil Characteristics of Undeveloped Back-barrier Islands near Sapelo Island, Georgia. 2003 Ecological Society of America meeting. Aug. 2003, Savannah, GA.

Bishop, T.D., Hurley, D. and Alber, M. 2003. Presentation: An inventory of the macroinvertebrate fauna of oyster reefs in the Duplin River, Georgia, with emphasis on non-indigenous species occurrence. 2003 Estuarine Research Federation meeting. Sept. 14-18, 2003, Seattle, WA.

Hurley, D., Bishop, T.D. and Alber, M. 2003. Poster: An inventory of the macroinvertebrate fauna of oyster reefs in the Duplin River, Georgia, with emphasis on non-indigenous species occurrence. 2003 Estuarine Research Federation meeting. September 2003, Seattle, WA.

Hurley, D., Bishop, T.D. and Alber, M. 2003. Poster: An inventory of the macroinvertebrate fauna of oyster reefs in the Duplin River, Georgia, with emphasis on non-indigenous species occurrence. National Estuarine Research Reserve System / National Estuarine Research Reserve Association Annual Meeting. October 2003, Charleston, S.C.

Ogburn, M.B., Bishop, T.D. and Alber, M. 2003. Poster: Population dynamics of two salt marsh snails in three Georgia estuaries. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society meeting. March 2003, Atlantic Beach, NC.

Sheldon, J.E. and Alber, M. 2003. Poster: Modeling mixing time scales and transport of dissolved substances in the Altamaha River estuary. 2003 LTER All Scientist's Meeting, "Embarking on a Decade of Synthesis". LTER, Sept. 18-21, 2003, Seattle, Washington.

Sheldon, J.E. and Alber, M. 2003. Presentation: The equivalence of estuarine turnover times calculated using fraction of freshwater and tidal prism models. 2003 Estuarine Research Federation meeting, Sept. 14-18, 2003, Seattle, WA.

Thoresen, M. and Alber, M. 2003. Poster: Temporal and spatial dynamics of seston in the Duplin River: Implications for oyster food resources. LTER All-Scientists Meeting. September 2003, Seattle, WA.

Thoresen, M. and Alber, M. 2003. Presentation: Benthic diatoms in seston and eastern oysters: patterns of spatial and seasonal abundance in a tidal inlet (Duplin River, Georgia, USA). 2003 Estuarine Research Federation meeting. Sept. 14-18, 2003, Seattle, WA.

Thoresen, M. and Alber, M. 2003. Presentation: POC concentrations over different scales of variability in a tidal inlet (Duplin River, Georgia). Southeastern Estuarine Research Society meeting. March 2003, Atlantic Beach, NC.

White, S. and Alber, M. 2003. Poster: Controls of Spartina zonation patterns along the Altamaha River Estuary, GA: Abiotic and biotic mechanisms. 2003 Estuarine Research Federation meeting. Sept. 14-18, 2003, Seattle, WA.

White, S. and Alber, M. 2003. Presentation: Salinity, Sulfate, and Competition: Exploring interactions and impacts on Spartina alterniflora and S. cynosuroides growth. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society meeting. March 2003, Atlantic Beach, NC.

White, S.N. and Alber, M. 2003. Presentation: Will the marsh paradigm hold? Spartina distributions along the length of the Altamaha River Estuary, GA. 2003 Ecological Society of America meeting, Aug. 2003, Savannah, GA.

Alber, M. 2002. Presentation: Freshwater inflow to estuaries. Biocomplexity in estuarine responses to climate change and variability. ERF Workshop. April 2002, Woods Hole, MA.

Alber, M. 2002. Presentation: The ERF Biocomplexity Initiative: The implications of climate change for estuaries. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society meeting. October 2002, Conway, SC.

Alber, M. and Flory, J.E. 2002. The Effects of Changing Freshwater Inflow to Estuaries: A Georgia Perspective. Georgia Coastal Research Council.

Albers, G. and Alber, M. 2002. Presentation: The Impact of Residential Development on Georgia's Marsh Hammocks: Exploring the link between land and water in the coastal zone. The Coastal Society Conference. The Coastal Society Conference, May, 2002, Galveston, Texas.

Thoresen, M., Alber, M. and Nelson, J.R. 2002. Presentation: Microalgal food resources of oysters: are benthic diatoms important to an estuarine suspension-feeder?. Joint Workshop of the National Estuarine Research Reserve System and National Estuarine Research Reserve Association. October 2002, Falmouth, Mass.

Alber, M. 2001. Presentation: Understanding freshwater inflow to Georgia estuaries: from science to policy. 2001 Estuarine Research Federation Meeting. Estuarine Research Federation, St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Bishop, T.D., Alber, M. and Wiegert, R.G. 2001. Poster: Macrofaunal population shifts and changing coastal salinity regimes. ERF 2001: An Estuarine Odyssey. Estuarine Research Federation, Nov. 4-8, 2001, St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Goodbody, G., Bishop, T.D. and Alber, M. 2001. Presentation: Distribution of snails in the Satilla and Altamaha River Estuaries. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society Meeting. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, Mar 01, 2001, Charleston, South Carolina.

Sheldon, J.E. and Alber, M. 2001. Poster: Any way you slice it: A comparison of residence time calculations using simple compartment models of the Altamaha River estuary. ERF 2001: An Estuarine Odyssey (16th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation). Freshwater Inflow: Science, Policy and Management. Estuarine Research Federation, Nov. 4-8, 2001, St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Thoresen, M., Alber, M. and Nelson, J.R. 2001. Presentation: Microalgal food resources of oysters: are benthic diatoms important to an estuarine suspension-feeder?. ERF 2001: An Estuarine Odyssey. Estuarine Research Federation, Nov. 4-8, 2001, St. Pete Beach, Florida.

White, S. and Alber, M. 2001. Presentation: Distribution of two salt marsh bank species along a salinity gradient in the Altamaha River Estuary: A fraction of the sum. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society Meeting. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, Mar 01, 2001, Charleston, South Carolina.

White, S.N. and Alber, M. 2001. Presentation: Distribution of S. alterniflora and S. cynosuroides along the Altamaha River: Potential impacts of competition, salinity and sulfate availability. ERF 2001: An Estuarine Odyssey. Estuarine Research Federation, Nov. 4-8, 2001, St. Pete Beach, Florida.

Alber, M. and Sheldon, J.E. 2000. Presentation: Residence times in the Altamaha River Estuary: a progress report. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society Meeting. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, Oct 01, 2000, Tampa, Florida.

Smith, C.B., Alber, M. and Sheldon, J.E. 2000. Poster: Analysis of historic vegetation changes in two Georgia estuaries using a GIS. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society Meeting. Southeastern Estuarine Research Society, Oct 01, 2000, Tampa, Florida.

Thoresen, M. and Alber, M. 2000. Presentation: Tidal dynamics of particulate material in the Duplin River (Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve): An evaluation of the YSI 6025 chlorophyll probe. The National Estuarine Research Reserve Annual Workshop. National Estuarine Research Reserve, Oct 01, 2000, Williamsburg, Virginia.

Reports

Alber, M., Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Laporte, C. and Douce, T. 2012. Water quality metadatabase for the South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative. In: Natural Resource Report NPS/SECN/NRR—2012/581. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sheldon, W.M. Jr., Laporte, C., Carpenter, J.P. and Alber, M. 2009. Southeast Coastal Water Quality Monitoring Metadata Tools - Database and Web Applications. In: Natural Resource Report NPS/SECN/NRR—2009/159. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Thoresen, M. and Alber, M. 2004. Trends in recruitment and Perkinsus marinus parasitism in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, within the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (SINERR). Pages 32 in: Marine Technical Report No. 04-01. The University of Georgia School of Marine Programs.

Newsletter and Newspaper Articles

Alber, M. 2009. Connecting Academic Scientists and Coastal Managers in Georgia. Pages 66-68 in: Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin.

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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.