Projects

Natural Resources Research Projects (updated through April 2009)
Project title
Status
Project number
Principal Investigator
Partner University
Products
A synthesis of coastal geomorphology and processes, Gateway National Recreation Area
Active
141
Michael DeLuca Rutgers
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Analysis of benthic invertebrate occurrence, community structure, and correlation with submerged aquatic vegetation beds at Assateague Island National Seashore
Complete
97
Clement Counts UMES
.
Application of federal environmental monitoring and remote sensed datain support of the goals of the North Atlantic Coast Cooperative Ecosystems Studies Unit
Complete
2
Norman Rubinstein URI
1, 2
Assessment of coastal vulnerability at Pu'ukohola Heiau National Historic Ste and Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park, Hawaii
Active
133
Jon Boothroyd URI
.
Assessment of natural resource conditions for Boston Harbor Islands National Park, Cape Cod National Seashore, and Saugus Ironworks National Historic Site: and Research opportunities catalogue for Boston Harbor Islands National Park
Active
142
Peter Vaux U Maine
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Assessment of Natural Resource Conditions for Minute Man National Historical Park (Massachusetts)
Active
130
Mary Jane James-Pirri URI
Assessment of natural resources and watershed conditions for NY-NJ area coastal national park units (FIIS, GATE, SAHI)
Complete
123
Anne McElroy SUNY-SB
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Assessment of natural resources and watershed conditions in and adjacent to Acadia National Park
Complete
120
Peter Vaux U Maine
1, 2
Assessment of nutrient loading in coastal ecosystems: Assateague Island National Seashore
Complete
3
Scott Nixon URI
1, 2, 3, 4
Assessment of spatial scale for mammalian carnivore communities in Northeastern Parks
Complete
58
Thomas Husband URI
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Assessment of trends in contaminant inputs and cultural eutrophication in Cape Cod National Seashore and Acadia National Park
Complete
7
John King URI
.
Assist in the habitat evaluation process for the Fire Island to Montauk Point reformulation
Complete
67
Norbert Psuty Rutgers
.
Bay shoreline physical processes at Fire Island National Seashore: White Paper
Complete
34
Karl Nordstrom Rutgers
Building a GIS database to support GMP development at Cedar Creek and Belle Grove NHP, Virginia, Phase I
Active
124
Roland Duhaime URI
.
Cape Cod hunting environmental impact statement: development of an ecological impact analysis and assessment of the hunting program at Cape Cod National seashore
Complete
45
Curtis Griffin U Mass
.
Certify bird species listings for avain inventory conducted at parks throughout the Northeast Temperate Network
Complete
60
Peter Paton URI
1, 2
Characterize rocky interitdal shorelines at newly acquired Navy Bas lands, Acadia National Park
Active
122
Susan Brawley U Maine
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Coastal ecosystems education and research project
Complete
110
Margaret Leinen URI

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Coastal fellow support: Restoration studies, Cape Cod National Seashore
Complete
114
Sheldon Pratt URI
.
Coastal marine recreation at Biscayne and Dry Tortugas National Parks - Understanding the ecological attitudes, behavior, and knowledge of park visitors
Active
136
David Loomis U Mass
.
Collaborative evaluation of the present and historic sediment dynamics of Jamaica Bay, NY (Gateway National Recreation Area)
Complete
90
Steven Goodbred SUNY-SB
1, 2, 3
Communicating natural resource issues and topics with the media
Complete
53
J. delaHarpe URI
1, 2
Conference follow up meetings and presentations on "Managing landscape character in coastal communities
Complete
102
. U Mass
.
Creating the knowledge-base for a General Management Plan for Fire Island National Seashore
Complete
25
Peter August URI
1, 2, 3
Creation of a GIS-based automated shoreline analysis toolbox
Complete
14
Peter August URI
1, 2, 3, 4
Database development and program support for NCBN
Complete
20
Charles LaBash URI
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Database development and program support for the Northeast Coastal Barrier Network and the National Capitol Region Network
Complete
84
Charles LaBash URI
.
Deer population report, 1991-1994, for Acadia National Park
Complete
119
Daniel Harrison U Maine
.
Description of the coastal processes affecting Long Island's South Shore beaches - A booklet to increase public understanding
Complete
93
Jay Tanski SUNY-SB
Developing a Diatom Calibration Dataset for Mapping Critical Loads of Atmospheric N and S in the Rocky Mountains
Active
132
Jasmine Saros U Maine
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Developing Natural resource and social sciences research opportunities catalog for the Jamaica Bay Unit of Gateway National Recreation Area (NYC)
Complete
121
John Waldman CUNY
1, 2
Development and synthesis of marine and terrestrial natural resource inventory and monitoring projects for the National Park Service, Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network
.
151
Peter Paton URI
.
Development and synthesis of marine and terristrial natural resource inventory and monitoring projects for the National Park Service, Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network
.
128
Peter Paton URI
.
Development of a coastal bird monitoring protocol for Boston Harbor Island National Park Area
Complete
127
Peter Paton URI
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Development of a coastal geopmorphic monitoring protocol
Complete
44
Norbert Psuty Rutgers
Development of a natural resource stewardship strategy for Boston Harbor Islands national park areas
Active
138
Peter Vaux U Maine
.
Development of historical topographical modeling of the beach/dune system in Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network Parks: ASIS, CACO, FIIS, and GATE
.
148
Jon Boothroyd URI
.
Development of salt marsh change detection protocol using remote sensing techniques
Complete
37
Y.Q. Wang URI
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ecological dynamics of macroalgal and cyanobacterial blooms in East Harbor Lagoon, Cape Cod National Seashore, MA
Complete
135
Carol Thornber URI
1, 2
Ecological Evaluation of research sites studied by the UM-NPS CRU in the 1970's and 1980's on human impacts in coastal habitats of National Seashores
Complete
79
Paul Godfrey U Mass
.
Education Program on Coastal Dynamics Sandy Hook Unit GNRA
Complete
46
Norbert Psuty Rutgers
.
Effects on Cape Sable seaside sparrow demography
Complete
64
Julie Lockwood Rutgers
.
Efficient surveillance, natural transmission dynamics, and targeted management of West Nile Virus in mosquitoes and birds
Complete
4
Roger LeBrun URI
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Eightmile River instream flow study
Complete
106
Piotr Parasiewicz U Mass
.
Enhancing a 3-D network and Estuarine elevation models at Cape Cod National Seashore using real-time kinematic GPS and LIDAR
Complete
129
Peter August URI
Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (EGIS) investigations: New technologies in GeoSpatial data development, application design, and enterprise-based distribution
Active
147
Peter August URI
. .
Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (EGIS) Investigations: New technologies in geospatial data development, application design, and enterprise-based distribution
.
152
Charles LaBash URI
.
Environmental Contaminants
Complete
9
Barbara Cooper Rutgers
.
Evaluate relationships between water quality, seagrass habitat, and fish populations, Assateague Island National Seashore
Complete
51
Scott Nixon URI
1, 2, 3
Evaluating ecosystem responses to restoration of the Saugus Iron Works NHS tidal wetlands through research and long-term monitoring
Active
137
Mary Jane James-Pirri URI
.
Feasibility of sampling surf-zone fishes in National Seashore waters
Complete
33
David Bengtson URI
1, 2
Forest management plan for Morristown National Historic Park
Complete
108
William Patterson U Mass
GIS map & Database Project; National Natural Landmarks, Northeast Region-New England cluster
Complete
112
Peter August URI
GIS support for natural resource condition assessments at Cape Cod NS, Boston Harbor Islands NRA, and Saugus Ironworks NHS
Active
143
Peter August URI
.
GIS support for natural resource condition assessments within the Northeast Region of the National Park Service
Complete
117
Peter August URI
1, 2
GIS technical support
Complete
32
Charles LaBash URI
.
GIS technical support for all parks in the Northeast Region and LIDAR analysis at Jamaica Bay
Complete
154
Charles LaBash URI
.
GIS technical support for Fire Island National Seashore
Complete
61
Charles LaBash URI
.
High-resolution bathymetric and backscatter mapping in GATE: Component A and B
Complete
150
Roger D. Flood SUNY-SB
.
Historic sediment processes and paleoenvironmental history of Great South Bay, New York
Complete
109
John King URI
Historic structure update and determination of eligibility, National Park Service at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
Complete
72
Mitch Mulholland U Mass
.
Human impacts on the geomorphological processes, Fire Island National Seashore: a white paper
Complete
77
Norbert Psuty Rutgers
Hydrodynamic assessment of estuarine restoration of Pilgrim Lake, Moon Pond, and Salt Meadow, Truro, Ma
Complete
27
Malcolm Spaulding URI
Impacts of beach scraping and artificial dune creation on the natural resources of Fire Island National Seashore-PhaseI: seasonal mapping of the subaerial beach and foreshore
.
126
Peter August URI
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Impacts of shoreline change on park infrastructure at the Sandy Hook Unit, GNRA
Active
5
Norbert Psuty Rutgers
1, 2
Implementing long-term monitoring in salt marsh communities within the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network of the National Park Service
Complete
17
Mary Jane James-Pirri URI
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
Increasing Local and Visitor Physical Activity through Media Messages: A Specialized Benefits-Based Management Application at Acadia National Park
Complete
131
Jessica. Leahy U Maine
.
Influnece of geologic framework on shoreline retreat rates, Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland and Virginia
Complete
99
Douglas Levin UMES
.
Inventory and monitoring at the Cape Cod National Seashore: benthic macrofauna
Complete
18
Sheldon Pratt URI/CACO
.
Inventory and monitoring of benthic marcofauna at Cape Cod National Seashore
Complete
115
Sheldon Pratt URI/CACO
.
Inventory of macroalgae at Cape Cod National Seashore
Complete
113
Carol Thornber URI
1, 2, 3, 4
Investigate bayside erosion at Fire Island National Seashore Erosion at Fire Island National Seashore
Complete
42
Karl Nordstrom Rutgers
.
Investigate bluff erosion at three sites in Acadia National Park
Complete
94
Joseph Kelley U Maine
1, 2
Long-term, seasonal, and storm-related shoreline change trends in the Florida Gulf Islands National Seashore
Complete
118
Peter August URI
1, 2
Managing the fisheries resources of Fire Island National Seashore
Complete
92
David Conover SUNY-SB
1, 2, 3
Marine habitat mapping, pilot study, Fire Island National Seashore, National Park Service
Complete
155
John King URI
.
Marine Protected Areas and the Northeast National Park Service
Complete
15
Virginia Lee URI
Martin Van Buren National Historic Site historic resource study
Complete
13
Lee Richards U Mass
.
Modeling of National Park Service visitation trends
Active
145
Timothy Tyrell and John Burkett URI
.
Monitor and assess native plant restoration and treatments
Active
146
David Ehrenfeld Rutgers
.
Monitoring estuarine condition at FIIS
.
149
Brad Peterson SUNY-SB
.
Monitoring spawning horseshoe crabs, Limulus polyphemus, within Cape Cod National Seashore
Active
140
Mary Jane James-Pirri URI
1, 2, 3, 4
Monitoring the shore changes at the Critical Zone and Gunnison Beach, Sandy Hook, GNRA: Phase II
Complete
69
Norbert Psuty Rutgers
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
Monitoring the success of salt marsh restoration by evaluating trophic relationships: a multiple stable isotope approach
.
6
Mary Jane James-Pirri URI
1, 2, 3, 4
North Atlantic Coast CESU research and technical support for coastal National Parks
Complete
48
Mary Jane James-Pirri URI
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
North Atlantic Coast CESU statistics workshop for NPS resource managers and biologists
Complete
49
Mary Jane James-Pirri URI
1, 2, 3
Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network Ecological Inventory and Monitoring Program Assistance
.
153
Peter Paton URI
.
Nutrient loading to the Sieur de Monts Spring, Acadia National Park
Complete
95
Andrew Reeve U Maine
1, 2, 3
NY/NJ Bight Oceans Initiative: Facilitating a workshop to create a seamless network of protected areas
Complete
144
Michael DeLuca Rutgers
Operating budget, North Atlantic Coast CESU at the University of Rhode Island: FY05 funding
Complete
12
Peter August URI
.
Operational Costs in the Department of Natural Resource Science to support duty stationed personnel
Active
81
Peter Paton URI
.
Pilot study to inventory amphibians, reptiles, mammals and selected bird species at Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area in the Northeast Temperate Network
Complete
76
Peter Paton URI
1, 2
Post conference documentation and proceedings: "Endless summer-mamaging landscape character in coastal communities
Complete
100
. U Mass
.
Preliminary assessment of fish utilization of the waters adjacent to the Cape Cod National Seashore
Complete
111
David Bengtson URI
.
Proposal to conduct topographic survey and to establish volume data for marsh restoration experiment, Big Egg Marsh, Jamaica Bay
Complete
31
Norbert Psuty Rutgers
.
Provide technical assistance regarding coastal processes in the Northeastern Coastal Parks
Complete
22
Norbert Psuty Rutgers
.
Radiometric dating of a sediment core from Town Cove, Nauset Marsh, Massachusetts
Complete
19
James Quinn URI
.
Recent and short-term sediment processes in the Great South Bay, NY: implications for habitat conservation and restoration
Complete
89
Steven Goodbred SUNY-SB
.
Relationships among barrier island processes, sea level rise, and maintenance of salt marsh habitat at Fire Island National Seashore
Complete
11
John King URI
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Restoration of Jamaica Bay salt marsh, Gateway National Recreation Area
Complete
88
Steven Goodbred SUNY-SB
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Restoration of salt marsh habitat at the Fire Island National Seashore Wilderness Area: Studying physical and ecological functions of mosquito ditches and presenting a restoration plan
Active
139
Mary Jane James-Pirri URI
.
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site General Management Plan - Cultural resources/affected environment
Complete
43
. U Mass
.
Sediment and benthos at the proposed ferry dock site, Sandy Hook Unit, Gateway NRA
Complete
86
Norbert Psuty Rutgers
.
Shinnecock Inlet monitoring
Complete
91
Henry J. Bokuniewicz SUNY-SB
.
Shorebird and waterbirds at Cape Cod National Seashore
Complete
28
Scott McWilliams URI
1, 2, 3, 4
Shoreline monitoring at the Barrett Beach and the Sailors Haven Marinas, Fire Island National Seashore
Complete
83
Norbert Psuty Rutgers
.
Student internship at Assateague Island National Seashore
Complete
96
Theodore Mollett UMES
.
Support scientific sessions and special publications honoring Dr. James R. Allen
Complete
30
Norbert Psuty Rutgers
1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Surveys of freshwater ponds at Assateague Island National Seashore
Complete
10
Douglas Levin UMES
.
Technical assistance in website development and enhancement for coastal National Parks
Complete
50
Charles LaBash URI
.
Testing variables for monitoirng estuarine nutrient enrichment within North Atlantic Parks
Complete
21
Scott Nixon URI
1, 2, 3
Vegetation monitoring at capped artesian wells, Fire Island NS
Complete
36
Keith Killingbeck URI/GATE
White paper on oceanside geomorphology and processes, Fire Island National Seashore
Complete
35
Norbert Psuty Rutgers
1, 2

Cultural Research Projects
Project title
Status
Project number
Principal Investigator
Partner University
Archeological sites management information system, database development and backlog Complete
56
Rod Mather URI
Carns site monograph, Archeological investigations at the Carns site, Coast Guard Beach, Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts Complete
57
William Turnbaugh URI / CACO
Complete Analysis and Evaluation of Fort Tilden Cultural Landscape, Gateway National Recreation Area Active
164
George Curry SUNY-ESF
Construct an archeological overview and assessment for Saint Gaudens National Historial Site, Cornish, New Hampshire Complete
70
Mitch Mulholland U Mass
Developing web-based curricula featuring the Springfield Armory's role in America's industrialization, Springfield Armory National Historic Site, Springfield , Massachusetts Complete
105
David Hart U Mass
Document and preserve the cultural landscape of Cape Cod National Seashore Complete
101
Jack Ahern U Mass
Document and preserve the cultural landscape of Cape Cod National Seashore, Phase 2 Complete
103
. U Mass
Eight Mile River cultural landscape study - Phase II Complete
73
Scott Jackson U Mass
Ethnographic overview and assessment Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site Complete
71
Cathy Stanton U Mass
Ethnographic Study of Polish Americans, Salem Maritime NHS Active
163
Cathy Stanton U Mass
Evaluation of the effectiveness of the Fire Island approach to federal/local zoning and land use management Complete
80
R. Platt U Mass
Implement GATE NER ASMIS CAP .
160
Rod Mather URI
Implement Phase I CACO NER ASMIS CAP Complete
162
Rod Mather URI
Implement Phase I of NER Corrective Action Plan for the Archeological Sites Management Information System (ASMIS) at the Cape Cod National Seashore Complete
134
Rod Mather URI
Implement Phase II CACO NER ASMIS CAP Active
161
Rod Mather URI
Mission 66 contextual study Complete
104
Ethan Carr U Mass
Office of Strategic Services (OSS) training camps in Prince William and Catoctin National Parks during World War II Complete
52
John Chambers Rutgers
Produce Archeological Overview and Assessment, Boston Harbor Islands Complete
159
Mitch Mulholland U Mass
Produce Archeological Overview and Assessment, Martin Van Buren .
156
Mitch Mulholland U Mass
Produce Archeological Overview and Assessment, Saint Gaudens Complete
158
Mitch Mulholland U Mass
Produce Archeological Overview and Assessment, Springfield Armory Complete
157
Mitch Mulholland U Mass
Provide Technical Assistance for Cultural Landscapes in National Parks Active
165
George Curry SUNY-ESF
Research and Evaluate of Marin Headlands Cultural Landscape, Golden Gate National Recreation Area Active
166
George Curry SUNY-ESF
Sagamore Hill National Historic Site National Register documentation Complete
107
Marla Miller U Mass

Natural Resource Conservation Service Projects

Project title
Status
Project number
Principal Investigator
Partner University
Products
Controlling nitrate pollution from agriculture and rural sources in Rhode Island to protect groundwater and coastal waters Active
NRCS_2
Art Gold URI
.
Host the Rhode Island farm bill forum Complete
NRCS_6
Peter August URI
Provide technical assistance to landowners with the development and implementation of pest management plans Complete
NRCS_8
Richard Cassagrande URI
.
Rhode Island rapid watershed assessment (RWA) of the Wood-Pawcatuck River and western Narragansett Complete
NRCS_3
Peter August URI
1, 2
Rhode Island rapid watershed assessment (RWA)-Phase II Complete
NRCS_4
Peter August URI
.
Technical assistance for completing the subaqueous soil data collection for Ninigret Pond and initial work in Narragansett Bay Complete
NRCS_7
Peter August URI
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27
Technical assistance for pest management in Rhode Island Complete
NRCS_5
Richard Cassagrande URI
.
Technical assistance to complete the subaqueous soil survey data collection for priority areas in Rhode Island Complete
NRCS_1
Peter August URI
.