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Sylvia Schaefer, Post-doctoral Associate

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Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Georgia

Mailing Address:

Dr. Sylvia C. Schaefer
Dept. of Marine Sciences
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-3636

E-Mail:  sylvia@uga.edu

GCE Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Schaefer, S.C. and Hollibaugh, J.T. 2017. Temperature Decouples Ammonium and Nitrite Oxidation in Coastal Waters. Environmental Science and Technology. 51(6):3157-3164. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.6b03483)

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)

Schaefer, S.C. and Alber, M. 2007. Temperature controls a latitudinal gradient in the proportion of watershed nitrogen 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)

Theses and Dissertations

Schaefer, S.C. 2014. Controls on nitrogen inputs, loads, and in-stream concentrations in the Altamaha River, Georgia, and beyond. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

Schaefer, S.C. 2006 Nutrient budgets for watersheds on the southeastern Atlantic coast of the United States: temporal and spatial variation. M.S. Thesis, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 105 pp.

Conference Papers (Peer Reviewed)

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.

Conference Posters and Presentations

Letourneau, M.L., Schaefer, S.C. and Medeiros, P.M. 2018. Poster: Temporal and spatial assessments of dissolved organic matter composition and biodegradation throughout the Georgia Coastal Ecosystem LTER domain. Gordon Research Conference - Organic Geochemistry, August 2018, Holderness, NH.

Hollibaugh, J.T., Bratcher, A., Cheek, J., Liu, Q., Malagon, E., Popp, B.N., Ross, M., Schaefer, S.C., Sweeney, C., Tolar, B., van den Berg, C.M., Wallsgrove, N.J. and Whitby, H. 2017. Poster: LIGHT AND TEMPERATURE CONTROL THE SEASONAL DISTRIBUTION OF THAUMARCHAEOTA IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC BIGHT. Fifth International Conference on Nitrification and Related Processes (ICoN5)23-27 July, 2017, 23-27 July, 2017, Vienna, Austria.

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., 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.

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.

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., 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.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. 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.