List of Research Publications

The tables below list senior theses, reports, and publications stemming from research at BMMCA and the Bates College Coastal Center at Shortridge since 1977. Although the list is not exhaustive, it reflects a 41 year commitment to on-going undergraduate and faculty research.

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Biology

Year Author Title Institution Type Location Call Number
1980 Barrett, Paul ’80 Porcupines and their Food Preferences at the Bates College Morse Mountain Coastal Research Center Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 M88 B274
1980 Canfield, Timothy ’82 & Walters, Linda ’83 Blue Heron Salt-Marsh and Freshwater Wetlands: A Comparative Profile Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 C355
 1980 Lemont, Ruth ’82 Major Elements of an Extensive Beach System and Some Observations of Seawall Beach  Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 L356
 1980 Newell, Elizabeth Ann ’80 Reproductive Resource Allocation and Seed Germination in Cornus Canadensis L. Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 N545
 1980 Skinner, Tracey ’82 The Pitch Pines of Seawall Beach Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 S55
 1980  Williams, Mary ’83 The Bayberry Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 W63
 1981 Vickery, Barbara ’83 Working List of the Vascular Plant Species of the BMMCA Bates Ladd QK86.U6 G3 1984
1983 Muskat, Roger ’84 Transient Bird Survey of Morse Mountain; Phippsburg, Maine (May 2 – June 2, 1983) Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 M987
1983 Sloan, John ’84  Examination of Protein polymorphism at the LDH-B locus in Fundulus heteroclitus Due to Environmental Variability in a Marsh Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 S563
1983 Vickery, Barbara ’83 Life History and Population Biology of Cypripedium acaule Ait. (Orchidaceae) Bates Muskie BATES 18 .H7 1982-83 Pt. 1
1983 Vickery, Barbara ’83 Lichens of the BMMCA Bates Biology
1984 Lovett, Heidi ’84 Ecology of Fucus distichus ssp. Edentatus (L.) powell Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 L693
1985 Barton, Denise ’86  The Morse Mountain Beachcomber’s Guide Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 B335
1985 Lombard, C.S. (Craig) ’83  The Salt Marsh and the Causeway Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 L65
1986 Simmonds, Margaret ’86 A Comparison of Growth and Competitive Ability between the Two Seed Types of Xanthium Strumarium Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 S53
1987 Thomas, Robert (Fac.) Lichens of Southern Maine Collected on the 1987 Andrews Foray Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 L63 1987
1987 Kinsman, Sharon (Fac.) & Lattes, Brad ’87 Demography and Reproduction of Myrica pensylvanica Bates Biology
1987 Thomas, Robert (Fac.) Bryophytes Checklist from Sept. 1987 Andrews Foray Bates Biology
1988 Ciaglo,James ’89 Patterns of individual Size in Cakile edentula Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 C56 .P3
1988 Drottar, Lisa Rose ’89 Dormancy Requirement of Four Temperate Dune Species: Cakile edentula, Salsola kali,Myrica pensylvania,and Pastinaca sativa Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 D78
1988 Mulder, Christa ’88 Seed Weight and Tolerance of Burial in Oenothera parviflora L., an Herbaceous Dune Species Bates Muskie BATES 18 .H7 1987-88 Pt. 1
1988 Morris, Deborah ’90 Effects of Aggregation, Habitat, and Neighborhood on Salsola Kali Bates Biology
1989 Ciaglo,James ’89 Size Hierarchy Development in Experimental Populations of Sand Dune Annuals Atriplex Patula and Salsola Kali Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 C56 .S6
1991 Tooker, John ’92 Burr Size Variations in Populations of Xanthium Strumarium Bates Biology
1991 Weaver, Megan ’92 Does Plant Size Affect Burr Size in Xanthium Strumarium? Bates Biology
1994 Erelli, Mark ’96 Amphibians in the BMMCA: Biodiversity and Utilization of Five Woodland Pools Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 E73
1994 Jones, Erika ’96 and Killoran, Patrick, and Rajagopalan Shilpa ’96 Hydrogeologic Study of Sprague River Salt Marsh Bates N/A?
1995-6 Henault, Rachel L. The Establishment of a Permanent Plot in a Pitch Pine Dune Woodland at Morse Mountain Conservation Area Bates 470 Fall 1995, 470 Fall 1996 Muskie BATES 18 M88 H35
1996 Erelli, Mark ’96 Survey of Permanent & Ephemeral Woodland Ponds 6/13-7/31, 1996 Bates  Survey Harward Center, Room 229
1996 Picard, Sarah and Cohen, Erika Zonation and Infaunal Distribution Along A Salt Marsh Creek Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 P53
1996 Page, Teresa Ann Macrofaunal distribution and abundance of salt marsh pannes: the effects of physical characterstics and predator abundance Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 M88 P24
1997 Ledkovsky, Petra Community structure of dominant epibenthic fishes Fundulus heteroclitus and Gasterosteous aculeatus amoung Pannes of different tidal hights at the Morse Mountain Salt Marsh, Phippsburg, Maine Bates  s32 Research Project Muskie BATES 18 M88 L345
1998 McGarry, Melanie A Comparison of Stand Characterisitcs, Age Distributions, and Histories of Two Rare Pitch Pine (Pinus rigida) Community Types at the Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area Bates Harward Center, Room 229
2003 Devine, Amanda ’03 Effects of Inorganic Nitrogen Addition and Elevation Change on Species Evenness and Productivity of Saltmarsh Forb Pannes Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 .H7 2002-03 Pt. 2
2004 Stowe, Andrew ’06,  Johnson,  Beverly, and McMahon, Kelton Trends in the Abundance & Distribution of Bird Species of BMMCA Bates Independent Study Biology
2005 Vincent, Robert Ecological Responses to Local Effects of Ditching and Ditch-plugging in New England Salt Marshes (in progress; UNH) Bates PhD Dissertation UNH Nt. V77395
2005 Northrup, Joseph ’05 Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Three Species of Amphipods (Crustacea) on Two Exposed Sand Beaches in Maine Bates Senior Thesis Harward Center, Room 229
2005 McMahon, Kelton ’05 and Johnson, Beverly and Ambrose, William Diet and Movement of the Mummichog, Fundulus heteroclitus, Using Gut Contents and Stable Isotope Analyses Bates Faculty Publication Biology
2006 Stowe, Andrew ’06 Ecology of the Nelson’s Sharp-tailed Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni) and the Saltmarsh Sharp-Tailed Sparrow (Ammodramus caudacutus): Deterining Vocal Repertoires and Assessing Effects of Social Cues on Trends in Singing Behavior Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 .H7 2005-06 Pt. 4
2017 Curtis, Isobel Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) physiology at Bates-Morse Mountain Conservation Area in response to a pathogenic insect, hemlocl woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae) Bates Senior Thesis Scarab


Environmental Studies

1988 Abelard, Catherine ’90 Night Walk Bates Short Term class ES
1991 Jones, Gwyneth ’92 Introduction to the Cultural History, Geology, and Ecology of the BMMCA Bates Independent Study Muskie BATES 18 M88 J65
1998 Watterson, Andrew ’00 Mores Mountain and a Conservation Ethic Bates Bates ES Dept; The Wetlands Project ES
2000 Terwilliger, Sarah ’00 Impact of Tidal Restriction on the Sulfur Dynamic of a Maine Salt Marsh: Sprague River Marsh Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Harward Center, Room 229
2000 Breen, Brandon ’03 Distribution of Invertebrates and Fish in Sprague River Marsh Bates ES
2000 Devine, Amanda ’03 Pilot Study in Relationships Between Hydrological, Biotic, and Abiotic Characteristics of Salt Marsh Pannes, Sprague River Marsh Bates ES
2001 Peterson, Kaia ’01 & Claypool, Rebecca ’01 Peterson, Kaia ’01 & Claypool, Rebecca ’01 Bates Independent Study ES
2002 Bohlen, Curtis Landscape Structure in a Disturbed and Undisturbed Salt Marsh in Northern New England Bates Faculty Imaging Center
2002 Kreischer, Ellie ’03 Zonation patterns in Salt Marshes (paper and oil paintings) Bates ES
2002 McDonald, Leah ’02  Self-Guiding Nature Trail at BMMCA Bates Independent Study ES
2002 Bohlen, Curtis Sixty Years of Change in a Maine Salt Marsh Landscape: Implications for Restoration Bates Faculty ES
2002 Dupee. Matt ’02 & Johnston, David ’02 Sulfur Cycling Dynamics in a Model Wetland Ecosystem & Related Bacterial Growth Bates Class 360
2003 Markus, Elisabeth ’03 Vegetation Patterns Along Ditched and Natural Channels on Two Maine Salt Marshes Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 .H7 2002-03 Pt. 6
2004 Burton, Mark, & Alison Flint, Ben Martens, Jennifer Sepunara, Han Xu Environmental History of the Sprague Salt Marsh Bowdoin Service Learning Bowdoin ES Dept.
2018 Hefferman, Wolfe, and Friedman Place, Experience, and Conversation: Understanding How to Most Effectively Talk About Climate Change Risks Bates Community-Engaged Research Report Scarab

 


Geology

1980 Covill, David ’80 The Bedrock Geology of the Small Point Area, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 M88 C873
1980 Nelson, Bruce, and Fink, Kenneth Geological and Botanical Features of the Sand Beach Systems in Maine UMaine Ladd GB459.4 .N35 1980
1982 Gerster, Carol ’82 A Beach Study on the Morse River Tidal Flat, Seawall Beach, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 M88 6383
1982 Sparrell, Laurie ’82 The Superficial Geology and Morphology of the Morse Mountain Area Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 M88 S737
1983 Maloney, Jean Creation of a Cartographic Data Base for the Morse Mountain Coastal Research Area Yale Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
1983 Hanson, Ross ’83 Hydrodynamics and Tidal Deltas of Morse River Inlet, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 M88 H251
1984 Simmons, Laura ’84 Seasonal and Tidal Salinity Changes of the Sprague River Tidal Inlet, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 M88 S54
1989 McBride, Susan ’90 Stratigraphic Sequences and Evidences of Post-Glacial Sea Level Rise, Sprague River Marsh, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 M33
1993 Snyder, Noah ’93 Effects of the October 30, 1991 Storm on the Dune Area of Seawall Beach, BMMCA< Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 .H7 1992-93 Pt. 8
1994 Guardenier, Hope ’94 Role of Plant-Sediment Interaction in Barrier Beach Maintenance Mechanisms at Seawall Beach Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 .H7 1993-94 Pt.6
1997 Coequyt, Anne Marie Late-Holocene Marine Transgression and Sea Level Change at Meetinghouse Pond Bates Geology
1997 Bromley The Bedrock Geology of the Bates College Shortridge Property
2000 Jones, Megan ’00 Mechanisms of Change for a Coastal Maine Barrier Beach Profile Bates Senior Thesis Harward Center, Room 229
2003 Cohen, Elizabeth ’03 Weather-induced Erosion and Accretion at Seawall Beach, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Harward Center, Room 229
2004 Moore, Karen ’04 Investigation of Organic Carbon Cycling in Sprague Marsh, Phippsburg through the last 4,000 Years Bates Harward Center, Room 229
2004 Klausmeyer, Peter ’04 Fall and Winter Erosion and Accretion at Seawall Beach Bates Senior Thesis Geology, Advisor: Mike Retelle
2005 Beirne, Erin ’06 A Geochemical Investigation of Organic Matter Composition, Deposition, and Preservation at Sprague Marsh, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 .H7 2005-06 Pt. 8
2005 Cary, Christopher ’05 Modeling of Sedimentation Trends on Seawall Beach in Phippsburg, Maine, and their Variations Over Daily, Weekly, and Seasonal Timeframes Bates Senior Thesis Harward Center, Room 229
2007 Johnson, Moore, Lehmann, Bohlen, Brown Middle to late Holocene fluctuations of C3 and C4vegetation in a Northern New England Salt Marsh, Sprague Marsh, Phippsburg Maine Bates Faculty Publication Serial Solutions
2009 Chandler, Emily ’09 Seasonal Processes Affecting the Seawall Barrier Beach System and the Evolution of the Southwestern Barrier Spit and Sprague River Inlet Phippsburg, Maine Muskie BATES 18 .H7 2008-09 Pt. 5
2009 Oster, Dana ’09 Mapping Short Term Barrier Beach Processes at Seawall Beach, Phippsburg, Maine to Model Transgressive Shorelines in 2100 from Sea Level Rise Bates Senior Thesis Muskie BATES 18 .H7 2008-09 Pt. 5
2010 Judice, Elyse ’10 Staple Isotope Analysis of Fundulus heteroclitus and the Effectiveness of Ditch Plug Restoration at the Sprague River Salt Marsh, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Harward Center, Room 229
2010 Kurt Schuler ’10 Monitoring Sediment Transport and Inlet Migration at the Seawall Beach Complex, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Geology, Advisor: Mike Retelle
2011 Ingrid Knowles ’11 A Biogeochemical Study of Ditch Plug and Natural Pools in the Sprague River Marsh, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Muskie & Scarab BATES 18 .H7 2010-11 Pt. 8
2012 Heather Doolittle ’12 Determining P-T paths and Relative Timing of Metamorphism Based on Mineral Textures and Pseudosection Analyses in Small Point, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Scarab
2012 Colin Barry ’12 A Study of the Impact of Ditch-plug Alteration on the Hydrogeology of the Sprague River Marsh, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Harward Center, Room 229 & Scarab
2012 Peter Goodwin ’12 Kinematic Sheer Zones on Hermit Island, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis
2012 Jen Lindelof ’12 Bedrock and Groundwater Interaction: tracing the Potential for Cation Contaminants in Groundwater, Small Point, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Scarab
2012 Haley Sive ’12 Stratigraphy and Structure at Small Point, Maine; Two D3 Inverted Map-scale Folds of Neoacadian Provenance Bates Senior Thesis Scarab
2013 Sara El Assaad ’13 Monitoring Sedimentation Patterns and Inlet Migration at Popham, Seawall and Small Point Beaches, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Scarab
2013 Margaret Pickoff Maine’s blue carbon: estimating carbon stocks in Maine saltmarshes Bates Senior Thesis Scarab
2013 Amanda Wescott ’13 Tracking seasonal and storm-induced recession of the Popham-Seawall barrier beach complex, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis Scarab
2014 A. Douglas ’14 Measuring the impacts of a hard stabilization rock wall at Popham Beach, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis
2016 Eusden, Doolittle, Grover, Lindelof, Miller and Sive Bedrock geology of Small Point, Maine: A fresh look at the stratigraphy, structure, and metamorphism Bates Faculty Publication Scarab
2016 Dana Cohen-Kaplan Methane Emmissions from a hydrologically altered region of the Sprague Marsh, Phippsburg, Maine Bates Senior Thesis
2016 Nicole Cueli Recent changes to the dynamic sandy beach system at the mouth of the Kennebec River, mid-coast Maine Bates Senior Thesis Scarab
2016 Johnson, Bohlen, Gunn, Bierne The ecogeomorphology of two salt marshes in midcoast Maine: Natural history and human impacts Bates Faculty Publication Digital Maine
2017 Danny Stames Assessing the effectiveness of using Typha as a proxy for estimating seasonal methane emissions on Maine’s southeastern salt marshes Bates Senior Thesis
2017 Kelsey Chenoweth Methane Emissions Above and Below a Ditch Plug, Sprague River Marsh, Phippsburg ME Bates Senior Thesis Scarab


Botany

 N/A Reiner, James and Tilney, Pete Pigment Flux in a High Marsh Ecosystem: Determining the Applicability of the Outwelling Hypothesis Bates Muskie BATES 18 M88 R35
1977 Trudeau, Phillip, Godfrey, Paul, and Timson, Barry Beach Vegetation and Oceanic Processes Study of Popham State Park, Reid State Park, and Small Point Beach UMass Ladd QK938.C6 T7
1979 Trudeau, Phillip Ecology of Barrier Beaches in South Central Maine (Popham State Park, Reid State Oark, and Small Point Beach) UMass, PhD Thesis PhD Thesis Ladd; Harward Center, Room 229 QH541.5.C65 T7


Other

1981  Gawler, Susan An Annotated List of Maine’s Rare Vascular Plants Bates Ladd Bookstacks
1978  Bole, Ben  Preliminary Report on Morse Mountain  The Nature Conservancy TNC
1982 Moring, John Species Richness and Diversity of Intertidal Fishes of Great Wass, Damariscove, and Morse Mountain  UMaine Orono  UMaine Orono, Zoology Dept.
1989 Curi, Anne Developing a Land-Use History, Parts 1 and 2 Yale Undergraduate Fellow
1993 Charry, Barbara Human Activity and its Impact on Selected Natural Resources of Seawall Beach and MM TNC  Faculty
1999 Theodose, Theresa, and Roths, Justine Variation in Nutrient Availability and Plant Species Diversity Across Forb and Graminoid Zones of a Northern New England High Salt Marsh (Little River) USM Book chapter by faculty Journal of plant ecology, 143: 219-228 / 2016 Johnson, Bohlen, Gunn, Bierne The ecogeomorphology of two salt marshes in midcoast Maine: Natural history and human impacts Bates Geology faculty publication
2008 Borque, Johnson, and Steneck Possible prehistoric fishing effects on coastal marine food webs in the gulf of Maine Bates Book chapter by faculty Scarab