Journal Articles

  • Brinker, D. F., McCann, J. M., Williams, B. & Watts, B. D. (2007) Colonial-nesting seabirds in the Chesapeake Bay region: where have we been and where are we going?. Waterbirds: The International Journal of Waterbird Biology, 30(special publication 1). ,pp. 93-104.


  • Coch, C. A. (1996) Containment islands: a solution for ports and the environment. Journal of Urban Technology, 3(2). ,pp. 39-63.


  • Craig Vogt, Inc. (2010) Beneficially using dredged materials to create/restore habitat and restore brownfields, and team collaborative efforts that have achieved success - examples/case studies. Retrieved from https://greatlakesdredging.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/38/2016/12/Final-report-Beneficial-use-of-dredged-material-and-collaboration.pdf.


  • Dalal, V. (1999) Environmental Assessment of Poplar Island Dredged Material Placement Site, Talbot County, Maryland. Estuaries, 22(38),. ,pp. 770-784.


  • Erwin, R. M. & Beck, R. A. (2007) Restoration of waterbird habitats in Chesapeake Bay: great expectations or Sisyphus revisited?. Waterbirds, 30(SPEC. ISS. 1). ,pp. 163-176.


  • Erwin, R. M., Miller, J., & Reese, J. G. (2007) Poplar Island Environmental Restoration Project: challenges in waterbird restoration on an island in Chesapeake Bay. Ecological Restoration, 25(4). ,pp. 256-262.


  • Erwin, R. M., Brinker, D. F., Watts, B. D., Costanzo, G. R., & Morton, D. D. (2011) Islands at bay: rising seas, eroding islands, and waterbird habitat loss in Chesapeake Bay (USA). Journal of Coastal Conservation, 15(1). ,pp. 51-60.


  • Erwin, R. M., McGowan, P. C., & Reese, J. G. (2011) Predator removal enhances waterbird restoration in Chesapeake Bay (Maryland). Ecological Restoration, 29(1 & 2). ,pp. 20-21.


  • Eshelman, R. E. Ph.D. & Russell, P. A. (2004) Historic context study of waterfowl hunting camps and related properties within Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia. Retrieved from https://www.nps.gov/asis/learn/management/upload/AssateagueHuntingLodgesStudyFinalReport.pdf.


  • Gibb, B. (1997) Dredging, environmental issues and port experience in the United States. Maritime Policy & Management, 24(4). ,pp. 313-318.


  • Hamons, F. & Young, W. (2000) Beneficial uses of dredged material in the upper Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Dredging Engineering, 2(2). ,pp. 1-24.


  • Hartwell, S. I., Alden, R. W., Wright, D. A., Ailstock, S., & Kehrin, R. (2000) Correlation of measures of ambient toxicity and fish community diversity in a Chesapeake Bay tributary, Maryland, USA: a biological, chemical, and geological assessment. . Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 19(7. ,pp. 1753-1763.


  • Hopfensperger, K. N., Engelhardt, K. A. M., & Seagle, S. W. (2006) The use of case studies in establishing feasibility for wetland restoration. Restoration Ecology, 14(4). ,pp. 578-586.


  • Kearney, M. S. & Stevenson, J. C. (1991) ). Island land loss and marsh vertical accretion rate evidence for historical sea-level changes in Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Coastal Research, 7(2),. ,pp. 403-415.


  • Kotulak, P. & Headland, J. (2007) Poplar Island Environmental Restoration Project: Coastal Engineering Design and Construction. Paper presented at Western Dredging Association Conference., Lake Buena Vista, FL..


  • Lazarus, R. S., Rattner, B. A., Brooks, B. W., Du, B., McGowan, P. C., Blazer, V. S., & Ottinger, M. (2014) Exposure and food web transfer of pharmaceuticals in ospreys (Pandion haliaetus): predictive model and empirical data. Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management, 11(1). ,pp. 118-129.


  • Lazarus, R. S., Rattner, B. A., McGowan, P. C., Hale, R. C., Schultz, S. L., Karouna-Renier, N. K., & Ottinger, M. (2015) Decadal re-evaluation of contaminant exposure and productivity of ospreys (Pandion haliaetus) nesting in Chesapeake Bay Regions of Concern. Environmental Pollution, 205(2015). ,pp. 278-290.


  • McGowan, P. C., Reinstma, K. M., Sullivan, J. D., DeVoss, K. P., Wall, J. L., Zimnik, M. D., Callahan, C. R., Schultz, B., & Prosser, D. J. (2017) Use of bank swallow (Riparia riparia) burrows as shelter by common tern (Sterna hirundo) chicks. Waterbirds, 41(2). ,pp. 179–182.


  • Pfau, B. & Roosenburg, W. M. (2010) Diamondback terrapins in Maryland: research and conservation. Radiata, 19(1),. ,pp. 2-34.


  • Rattner, B. et al. (2013) Comparative embryotoxicity of a pentabrominated diphenyl ether mixture in common terns (Sterna hirundo) and American kestrels (Falco sparverius).. Chemosphere, 93 (2013). ,pp. 441-447.


  • Rattner, B. A., & McGowan, P. C. (2007) Potential hazards of environmental contaminants to avifauna residing in the Chesapeake Bay estuary. Waterbirds: The International Journal of Waterbird Biology, 30(SPEC. PUB. 1). ,pp. 63-81.


  • Reese, J. G. Fish Crows. (2015) Fish Crows (Corvus ossifragus) utilize unusual nesting location and habitat. Maryland Birdlife, 64(1). ,pp. 42-50.


  • Reese, J. G., McGowan, P. C., Staver, L. W., & Callahan, C. R. (2015) Fish crows (Corvus ossifragus) prey on eggs of Virginia rail (Rallus limicola) and common tern (Sterna hirundo).. Maryland Birdlife, 64(1). ,pp. 51-57.


  • Roosenburg, W. M., Spontak, D. M., Sullivan, S. P., Matthews, E. L., Heckman, M. L., Trimbath, R. J., Dunn, R. P., Dustman, E. A., Smith, L., & Graham, L. J. (2014) Nesting habitat creation enhances recruitment in a predator-free environment: Malaclemys nesting at the Paul S. Sarbanes Ecosystem Restoration Project. Restoration Ecology, 22(6). ,pp. 815-823.


  • Shafer, D. & Bergstrom, P. (2010) An introduction to a special issue on large-scale submerged aquatic vegetation restoration research in the Chesapeake Bay: 2003–2008. Restoration Ecology, 18(4). ,pp. 481-489.


  • Solecki, R. (1961) . Early man and changing sea levels, Poplar Island, Maryland. American Antiquity, 27(2). ,pp. 234-236.


  • Wang, P. L., Jackson, F. D., & Varricchio, D. J. (2013) Nest taphonomy of common terns (Sterna hirundo) on Poplar Island, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland.. Historical Biology, 26(2). ,pp. 155-164.


  • Wrayf, R. D., Leatherman, S. P., & Nicholls, R. J. (1995) Historic and future land loss for upland and marsh islands in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, U.S.A. Journal of Coastal Research, 11(4). ,pp. 1195-1203.


  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (2015) Water level variations at Poplar Island, MD.


  • National Wildlife Federation. (2008) Sea-level rise and coastal habitats in the Chesapeake Bay Region.


  • United States Environmental Protection Agency, US Army Corps of Engineers. (2007) Case study: Poplar Island, Chesapeake Bay.


  • United States Environmental Protection Agency, US Army Corps of Engineer. (2010) The role of the Federal Standard in the beneficial use of dredged material from U.S. Army Corps of Engineers new and maintenance navigation projects.


  • United States Geological Service. (2016) Synthesis of U.S. Geological Survey Science for the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem and implications for environmental management; Chapter 12: Factors Affecting Coastal Wetland Loss and Restoration..


  • Boardman, A., O’Neil, J., & Sellner, K. (2013) Factors affecting cyanobacterial ecology in a restoration wetland on Poplar Island, Chesapeake Bay. (Electronic Thesis).. Retrieved from http://personal.utulsa.edu/~austin-boardman/Boardman%20REU%20Paper_v5.pdf.


  • Clowes, E. (2013) Influences of vegetation on Northern Diamondback Terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin terrapin) nest site selection. (Electronic Thesis or Dissertation). Retrieved from https://etd.ohiolink.edu/ rws_etd/document/get/ouhonors1367233271/inline.


  • Graham, L. (2009) Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, Nesting and Overwintering Ecology. (Electronic Thesis).. Retrieved from https://etd.ohiolink.edu/ rws_etd/document/get/ohiou1244225595/inline.


  • Jenkins, D. (2018) Using Long-term Mark-recapture Data to Quantitatively Assess Conservation Strategies for the Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin. Student Master’s Thesis. Retrieved from http://www.dtwg.org/Bibliography/Theses/Jenkins%202018.pdf.


  • Kitson, S. (2016) Malaclemys terrapin Hatchlings: Variation in Seasonal Emergence. (Electronic Thesis).. Retrieved from https://etd.ohiolink.edu/!etd.send_file?accession=ohiou1479156414322192&disposition=inline.


  • Smeenk, N. (2010) The Population Ecology of a Headstart Supplemented Population of Diamondback Terrapins (Malaclemys terrapin) at the Poplar Island Environmental Restoration Project in the Middle Chesapeake Bay. (Student Master’s Thesis). Retrieved from https://etd.ohiolink.edu/rws_etd/document/get/ohiou1274752461/inline.


  • Tokash, A. (2018) Somatic Growth in Head-started Diamond-backed Terrapins, Malaclemys terrapin, and their Wild Counterparts. Student Master’s Thesis. Retrieved from http://www.dtwg.org/Bibliography/Theses/Tokash%202018.pdf.


  • Reintsma, K. M., McGowan, P. C., Callahan, C., Collier, T., Gray, D., Sullivan, J. D., & Prosser, D. J. (2018) Preliminary evaluation of behavioral response of nesting waterbirds to small unmanned aircraft flight. Waterbirds 41(3). ,pp. 326-331.