Annual Reports 2003

Determinants of Small-Scale Variation in the Abundance of the Blue Crab Callinectes Sapidus (PDF)
Dr. Richard B. Aronson and Ryan M. Moody
University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab

The influence of shallow water hydrodynamics on the importance of seagrass detritus in estuarine food webs (PDF)
John F. Valentine, Anna M. Cinkovich
University of South Alabama

Food web interactions, spatial subsidies and the flow of energy between the Mobile Bay delta and offshore waters: A SGER proposal to the Alabama Center for Estuarine Studies (PDF)
John F. Valentine, Timothy Sherman, and James H. Cowan
University of South Alabama

A Preliminary Survey of Macroalgal and Aquatic Plant Distribution in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta (PDF)
Kelly M. Major & Clinton S. Major
University of South Alabama

Influence of Invasive Plant Species in Determining Diversity of Aquatic Vegetation in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta (PDF)
Dr. Timothy Sherman and Dr. Anne Boettcher
University of South Alabama

Investigation of the Use of Pulse Amplitude Modulated (PAM) Fluorometry as an Indicator of Submerged (PAM)
Aquatic Vegetation (SAV) Health in Mobile Bay
Dr. Timothy Sherman
University of South Alabama

Resolution of sedimentation rates in impacted coastal environments using 137Cs and 210Pb markers: Dog River and Fowl River embayments (PDF)
Justin M. Sanders, Douglass W. Haywick, Miriam L. Fearn
Departments of Physics and Earth Sciences, University of South Alabama

Fluorescent Whitening Agents as Facile Pollution Markers in Shellfishing Waters (PDF)
Eugene A. Cioffi
University of South Alabama

Effects of variation in river discharge and wind-driven resuspension on lower trophic levels of the Mobile Bay ecosystem (PDF)
Ronald P. Kiene, Principal Investigator
Jonathan Pennock, Principal Investigator
Jean Cowan, Senior Research Technician

Effects of Estrogen Pollution on the Reproductive Fitness of the Gulf Pipefish, Syngnathus scovelli (PDF)
Drs. Anne Boettcher1, Judith Shardo1,2, and Jon Hemming1,3
Institution: University of South Alabama1, Middle Tennessee State
University2, and US Fish and Wildlife Service3

Synthesis and Characterization of an Electrochemical Peptide Nucleic Acid Probe (PDF)
Naomi F. Campbell
University of South Alabama

Methods Comparison Between Stripping Voltammetry and Plasma Emission Spectroscopy for Metals in Mobile Bay (PDF)
Scott C. Dorman Wayne C. Isphording
University of South Alabama

Changes in water conditions and sedimentation rates associated with construction of the Mobile Bay Causeway (PDF)
Miriam Fearn, Douglas Haywick, Justin Sanders
University of South Alabama

Interaction Between Water Column Structure and Reproduction in Jellyfish Populations Of Mobile Bay (SGER) (PDF)
Graham, William M.
University of South Alabama/Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Holocene sedimentary history of Weeks Bay, AL: human and natural
impacts on deposition in a Gulf Coast estuary (PDF)

Douglas Haywick, Miriam Fearn, David Allison, Keith Blackwell,
Murlene Clark, Wayne Isphording. John Kempton, Lee Yokel
University of South Alabama
Presentations: 2002 National Meeting of the Geological Society of
2002 17th International Diatom symposium 2002 16th International Sedimentological Congress Abstract Volume

DMSP and its role as an antioxidant in the salt marsh macrophyte Spartina alterniflora (PDF)
Ronald P. Kiene, and Joseph D. Husband
The University of South Alabama

Shelter bottlenecks and self-regulation in blue crab populations: Assessing the roles of nursery habitats and juvenile interactions for shelter dependent organisms (PDF)
Per-Olav Moksnes, Kenneth L. Heck, Jr.
Dauphin Island Sea Lab, University of South Alabama

Effects of salinity stress on natural and anthropogenically-derived bacteria in estuarine environments (PDF)
Ronald P. Kiene, Principal Investigator
University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab

A Preliminary Survey of Aerial and Ground-Dwelling Insects of the Mobile / Tensaw Delta (PDF
JW McCreadie1 and PH Adler2
University of South Alabama1 and Clemson University2

Predicting Seagrass Survival in Nutrient Enriched Waters: Toward a New View of an Existing Paradigm (PDF)
Kenneth L. Heck, Jr., John F. Valentine, and Patricia Spitzer
Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Fisheries-induced changes in the structure and function of shallow water ‘nursery habitats’: an experimental assessment (PDF)
Kenneth L. Heck, Jr., John F. Valentine, Jim Cowan, Dennis DeVries
Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Role of Invasive Species in Shaping Plant-Animal Interactions in the Mobile Delta (PDF)
Dr. Anne Boettcher, Dr. Timothy Sherman, and Dr. John Valentine
University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Natural Biogeochemical Tags of Striped Mullet, Mugil cephalus, Estuarine Nursery Areas (PDF)
in the North Central Gulf of Mexico
William F. Patterson1, Alvin P. Rainosek1, and James H. Cowan2
1University of South Alabama, 2Louisiana State University

Cold-induced hibernation of marine vibrios in the Gulf of Mexico:a study of cell-cell communication and dormancy in Vibrio vulnificus (PDF)
John W. Foster, PhD
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Characteristics of Ship Waves and Wind Waves in Mobile Bay (PDF)
Q. Jim Chen and Scott L. Douglass Institution: Department of Civil Engineering, University of South Alabama

Effects of anthropogenic eutrophication on the magnitude and trophic fate of microphytobenthic production in estuaries (PDF)
Just Cebrian (DISL) and Jonathan Pennock (UA)
Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Evaluating trophic processes as indicators of anthropogenic eutrophication in coastal ecosystems: an exploratory analyses (PDF)
Just Cebrian (DISL)
Dauphin Island Sea Lab

A Model for Genetic Diversity Aquatic Insects of the Mobile/Tensaw River Delta (PDF)
C.L. Brockhouse and J.W. McCreadie
University of South Alabama


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