Duke University Wetland Center, Nicholas School of the Environment,
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708-0333
Updated July 2012

Ph.D. dissertations are held by the Duke University Libraries.  Dissertations are circulating volumes and can be requested through interlibrary loan.  Masters theses are maintained by the Nicholas School of the Environment.  Masters theses from 2005 or later may be available online as a PDF, indicated by a link in the entries below. For details on availability of other theses, please e-mail


Andrianarivo, J.  1990.  Analysis of forest cover changes and estimation of lemur population in northwestern Madagascar using satellite digital data.

Barber, L.  2004.  The effects of agricultural runoff and phosphorus enrichment on mercury biogeochemistry in the Everglades.

Benzing, P.  2001.  The Role of Iron and Redox in the Distribution and Dynamics of Soil Phosphorus in Histosols of the Florida Everglades.

Bridgham, S.  1991.  Mechanisms controlling soil carbon cycling in North Carolina peatlands.

Bruland, G.  2004.  An observational, geostatistical, and experimental assessment of edaphic properties and processes in created, restored, and natural wetlands of the Southeastern Coastal Plain.

Faulkner, S.  1994.  Biogeochemistry of iron and manganese in constructed wetlands receiving coal-mine drainage.

Fendick, E.  Ozone stress and free-radical production in red spruce.

Fuller, R.  1983.  Effects of alluminate ion toxicity on plant growth and mineral nutrition in bauxite residue reclamation.

Hartman, W. 2011. Microbial phosphorus cycling and community assembly in wetland soils and beyond.

Hendry, K.M.  1987.  Biodegredation of carbofuran and furathiocarb in soil: effect of pretreatment and microbial growth responses to carbofuran.

Ho, M.  1992.  Red spruce germination and growth in soil-mediated regeneration microcosms under acid precipitation.

Kazezyilmaz Alhan, C.M. 2005.  A wetland model incorporating overland and channel flow, solute transport and surface/ground water interactions.

King, R.J.  2002.  Dimensions of invertebrate assemblage organization across a phosphorus-limited Everglades landscape.

Mack, K. 1987.  Biodegradation of carbofuran and furathiocarb in soil.

McHugh, A. 2011. An assessment of sustainable water management at university campuses.

Megonigal, J.P.  1996.  Methane production and oxidation in a future climate.

Morse, J.L. 2010. Farm fields to wetlands: Biogeochemical consequences of reflooding coastal plain agricultural lands.

Nunnery, K.  1997.  An assessment of highway impacts on ecological function in palustrine forested wetlands in the upper coastal plain of North Carolina.

Qian, S.S.  1995.  A nonparametric Bayesian model of phosphorus retention in wetlands.

Roberts, M.  1983. Variability and mechanisms of secondary succession in the upland Aspen ecosystem of northern lower Michigan.

Saunders, C.  2003.  Soil Accumulation in a Chesapeake Bay Salt Marsh: Modeling 500 years of Global Change, Vegetation Change, and Rising Atmospheric CO2.

Sutton-Grier, A. 2008. The role of plant functional diversity and soil amendments in regulating plant biomass and soil biogeochemistry in restored wetland ecosystems in the North Carolina Piedmont.

Topa, M.A.  1985.  The effects of radial oxygen loss on phosphorus uptake in four pine species grown under flooded soil conditions.

Valentine, D.  1990.  Influence of topography on soil acidity and hydrogen ion budgets in an Arctic landscape.



Babcock, E.L.  1989.  Current status of wetlands management in North Carolina: A call for change.

Babcock, J.C.  1981.  Ecological analysis and management plan for the Salisbury Nature Study Area in Rowan County, North Carolina.

Bartow, S.  1994.  Historical changes in Everglades plant community structure and composition.

Beamish, S.S.  2000.  Determining the significance of habitat on Coho salmon and steelhead trout in the Olema Creek Watershed.

Berlin, D.J.  2000.  A hydrologic perspective of implications of clearcutting on a forested slope wetland.

Berry, L. 2005. Compensatory wetland mitigation in North Carolina.

Bloomhardt, M.  1985.  Wetland development trends in coastal North Carolina from 1970-1984.

Blumenthal, L.R.  1980.  A management plan for the Carrot Island–Bird Shoal–Town Marsh–Horse Island Complex, Beaufort, North Carolina.

Bournique, R.D.  1981.  The development of an alternative impact assessment and monitoring procedure for wetlands.

Bowles, A.L.  1990.  Policy and management:  North Carolina's forested wetlands.

Bressler, D.  1999.  Influence of land use and stream habitat on macroinvertebrate communities of the Henrys Firk Watershed.

Brown, C.R.  1993.  Analyzing burn patterns and vegetation recruitment in the Green Swamp,  North Carolina using thermatic mapper data.

Buchner, M.  1985.  The effects of gypsum and sewage sludge on plant growth and nutrition on alkaline, saline, fine-textured bauxite residue.

Burns, A.  1986.  Phosphorus adsorption capacity in 5 wetland types in North Carolina.

Busehow, R.  1986.  An historical analysis of trace metal deposition in eastern North Carolina via peatland profile analysis.

Butler S.  1995.  Advance identification mapping as a tool to protect eelgrass (Zostera marina) in New England.

Cashin, G.E.  1990.  Wetland development in the North Carolina coastal plain.

Chin, S. 2006. An evaluation of wetland compensatory mitigation in the New York Great Lakes Basin

[Available in PDF format]

Cook, A.  1987.  A resource economics primer for applied ecologists.

Cooper, J. D.  2000.  Spatial variation in the distribution of epigaeic arthropods in southeastern pine forests.

Copeland, S.R.  1988.  Relative radial oxygen loss from five wetland plants.

Cord, E.P.  1981.  Aluminum toxicity and nutrient relations for desert saltgrass (Distichlia spicata L.) var Stricta (Torr.) growth.

Cottingham, D.  1978.  The Blue Ridge Escarpment Ecological Reserve:  a proposal.

Cour, D. 2004. Evaluating Land Use Classification in Local Watershed Assessments.

Cushion, E. 2006. Prioritization and no-net loss of woodlands on lands owned by Orange County, North Carolina.

Danielson, T.J.  1996.  Indicator communities for biomonitoring inland, freshwater wetlands.

Davis, J.  1986.  Ecological guidelines for the use of natural wetlands for municipal waste water management in North Carolina.

Devine, C.  1992.  Wetland Community Mapping of the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge, North Carolina, with LANDSAT MSS Data and GIS Information.

Dickison, G.  1980.  Composition and stand dynamics of an old-growth upper cone hardwood forest in Walker Cone Research Natural Area, Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina.

Dickson, A.R.  1999.  The effects of disturbance on community succession in Cladium areas of WCA-2B of the Florida Everglades.

Edwards, T. 2011. Plant diversity and Microstegium vimineum management in restored wetlands.

Elting, R.  2003.  A pre-restoration hydrologic assessment and nutrient budget for Sandy Creek, NC

Engler, L.G.B.  2005. Compensatory Wetland Mitigation in North Carolina: Evaluating the Ecosystem Enhancement Program. [Available in PDF format]

Fedak, D., and M. Windstein. Ecological assessment of the Flamingo Mangroves, Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

Finn, J.P. 1981. Planning for environmental quality: a regional planning case study; Lake Tahoe , Calif. - Nevada .

Fried, S.W.  1980.  An approach to the preservation and management of North Carolina pocosins.

Garrigós, B.  1994.  Restoration plan for a channelized river in Catalonia.

Greenwood, K.P.  1990.  Literature survey of chemicals to assess mortality factors in Nyssa sylvatica var. biflora.

Hanchey, M.  2002.  Heterogeneity in Soil and Vegetation Properties of a Restored Carolina Bay Wetland.

Hane, M.  1990.  Assessment of tree toxicity near the F- and H-area seepage basins of the Savannah River site:  soil and water chemical parameters.

Hartwell, Richard.  1986.  National trends and policies of Section 404.

Hierl, L.  2004.  A Multivariate Assessment of Wetland Habitat Conditions in Moosehorn National Wildlife Refuge.

Hill, T. 2006. Emerging issues in wetland loss mitigation: A policy analysis in the Tar-Pamlico Basin

[Available in PDF format]

Hofmockel, K.S.  1999.  Effects of hydrologic management decisions on marsh structure in Water Conservation Area 2A of the Everglades, Florida.

Hoover, C.S.  1986.  The potential impacts of shoreline development and the use of buffer zones on Pamlico River.

Huang, Y.P.  1996.  An Ecological Analysis of Eller Seep, Clay County, North Carolina Before and After Restoration of Hydrologic Conditions.

Hutchinson, J.P.  1981.  An organizational plan for the development of a nature center at Haywood County Hospital, Clyde, North Carolina.

Ingram, D.  1982.  The influence of sewage sludge and forest soil organic matter on movement of cadmium, copper, nickel, lead, and zinc through an acid loamy sand of the upper coastal plain.

Irvin, R.  1979.  A case study for Duke Forest's Koristan Division: a burden or a valuable asset?

Jensen, J.E.  1998.  Calibration of Everglades modern pollen with vegetation and nutrient levels in Water Conservation Area 2A.

Johns, S.  1985.  An evaluation of the Naturescope environmental education curriculum series.

Johnson, A.C.  1985.  The distribution of benthic macrofauna in relation to environmental and contaminant gradients in Penobscot Bay (Maine, USA).

Jolie, P.L. 1981.  A hazardous waste management plan for the Hardage Waste Site, Griner, Oklahoma.

Keen, D.  1987.  The effects of elevated ozone concentrations on forest productivity.

Kicklighter, V.R.  1979.  Sedimentation and nutrient export due to a housing development on a watershed in North Carolina.

King, R.  1996.  Spatial and diel variability in the availability of flying insects as duckling food in prairie pothole wetlands of North Dakota.

Kriger, D.  1986.  Water quality analysis: effects of Duke campus streams on Sandy Creek.

Kuhn, K.  1985.  The impacts of a secondary municipal wastewater discharge on water quality and benthic macroinvertebrate community composition in a gum-cypress swamp, North Carolina.

Kwon, H.  2001.  An Environmental Impact Assessment of the Saemangeum Tidal Flats Development Project in South Korea: A Reanalysis.

Lander, A.J.  1990.  Assessment of tree toxicity near the F- and H- seepage basins of the Savannah River site: soil and water chemical parameters.

Landis, T.A.  1991.  A resource management plan for Pettigrew State Park, North Carolina.

Lawrence, M.A.  2004.  Integrating the Sandy Creek Restoration Project with Environmental Education

Mackiernan, J.M.  1980.  Population study of the white-tailed deer of Doughton Park.

Madden, S. 2005. Evidence of saltwater intrusion at the Emily and Richardson Preyer Buckridge Reserve, Tyrrell County, North Carolina  [available in PDF format] [appendix available in PDF format]

Molloy, A. 2005.  Development and implementation of restored salt marsh monitoring and management plans for Morris Landing, Onslow County, North Carolina.

Marschner, B.  1983.  The reclamation of fine-textured bauxite residues using alkaline and aluminum tolerant grasses with organic and chemical amendments.

Marty, R.S.  1988.  The floodplain plant communities of a blackwater river: the Waccamaw River, North Carolina.

McDonold, T.  2005.  Development of outdoor environmental education at Hillandale Elementary School.

Mead, J.S.  1981.  Hazardous substances in North Carolina: an analysis of public perception.

Miller, E.  1986.  Regulatory implications of acid deposition effects on forests.

Moore, E.K.  1979.  A proposal for using the natural environment for patient care: the Haywood County Hospital in North Carolina as a case study.

Mora, M.  1982.  Phosphorus dynamics in soils of the pocosin wetlands of North Carolina.

Myers, C.J.  1999.  Development of Vegetation in a Created Wetland: the Effect of Substrate.

Nelson, E.D.  1981.  Factors influencing growth of three grasses on alkaline bauxite residues (red mud).

Nixon, H.  1983.  Wetland trends and policies in North Carolina and South Carolina.

Nowicki, R.S.  1999.  Prioritization of Chesapeake Bay watersheds for ecological restoration through wetland restoration, enhancement, and protection.

Nunnery, K.  1997.  An assessment of highway impacts on ecological function in palustrine forested wetlands in the upper coastal plain of North Carolina.

Ohmann, J.L. 1980.  Unique communities and rare plant species in Duke Forest: an applied methodology for their location and protective management.

Pace, C.B.  1985.  Determination of lead in soil and sediment samples from the Pungo River area.

Pham, Chau. 2007. Using ecological and socioeconomic indicators to assess the sustainability of the Red River Delta Biosphere Reserve, Vietnam.

Pistrang, M.  1987.  An analysis of road construction and cattle grazing impacts on riparian vegetation in Capital Reef National Park, Torrey, Utah.

Plott, David M.  1979.  An interdisciplinary study of proposed highway alternatives in the Nantahal Gorge Area, North Carolina.

Pursell, Roberta.  1986.  The toxicity of simulated acid rain and acid rain mobilized aluminum to soil microorganisms.

Raikes, J.A.  1992.  Effects of salinity and hydroperiod on the relative growth of sawgrass and cattail.

Regier, S.M.  1981.  The environmental effects of alternatives to 2,3,5-T in forestry.

Rhodes, L.M.  1988.  Environmental assessment: alligator weed control on cove canals, Lake Waccamaw, North Carolina.

Roberts, B.  2005.  A macroinvertebrate survey of Sandy Creek in Durham County and comparison to other Triassic basin watersheds in North Carolina.

Rogers, S.  1987.  A plan for an interpretation nature trail.

Rosenbaum, D.  1987.  The evaluation of immune function in human lympocytes exposed in vitro to dimethylbenanthacene-A polycyclic hydrocarbon carcinogen.

Ruzsa, P.H.  1981.  Effects of nutrient additions on growth and nutrient content of Distichlis Spicata var Stricta growth in red mud.

Sams, C.  1987.  Effects of simulated acid precipitation on soil microorganisms in a southern appalachian Spruce Fir forest.

Sarsony, E.C.  1991.  An ecological assessment of Carolina Bay wetlands south of the Cape Fear River in Bladen County, North Carolina.

Siwik, A.E.  1991.  The facility siting process in Massachusetts: recommendations for improvement.

Smith, K.A. 1979.  Backcountry management alternative (supplement to : Closing LaConte Lodge: a case study in resource decision making)

Spiller, A. 2005. A comparison of CO2 emissions from peat soils of varying hydrologic and land use conditions in coastal North Carolina.

Stampfli, S.M.  1979.  A preliminary assessment of the environmental impacts of peat mining in North Carolina, case: First Colony Farms.

Staten, S.C.  2001.  Seed Bank Study for Enhancement of the Williamson River Delta Preserve Wetland Restoration Project Near Klamath Falls, Oregon.

Still, J. 2009. A macroinvertebrate survey of Sandy Creek in Durham County, North Carolina: A comparative study of post-restoration and pre-restoration surveys.

Street, W.H.  Field reconaissance of National Wetland Inventory maps in the North Durham County, North Carolina.

Sullinger, K.S.  1979.  Survey of bicycle trail potential in Uwharrie National Forest.

Sussman, S.B.  1999.  Using GIS to evaluate the potential for wetlands to improve water quality in the Nanticoke River.

Sutter, L.A.  1992.  Effects of phosphorus concentration and water depth on sawgrass (Cladium jamaicense crantz) growth and nutrient uptake

Tauscher, R.W.  1979.  Economic impacts of RARE II on a tri-county area in North Carolina.

Tippett, J.P.  1990.  A structural approach to tidal wetland evaluation.

Trettel, J.R.  1989.  Evaluation of constructed and vegetated shorelines (cvs) for erosion control in low energy areas of Chesapeake Bay.

Tsou, S.C.  1981.  Kenting National Park.  A case survey on the scenic resource utilization and its status in the overall land use development in Taiwan.

Turley, E. 2001. The effects of wetland restoration on water quality: A baseline assessment of water indices in the Sandy Creek Project, Durham, North Carolina

Turner, M.H.  1996.  Watershed based wetlands management: a decision support system.

Ullman, J.L.  1999.  Characterization of iron in an Everglades stormwater treatment area following low intensity chemical dosing for phosphorus removal from agricultural runoff.

Unghire, J. 2009. Investigating the spatial and quantitative impacts of stream restoration on riparian soil properties in the North Carolina Piedmont.

Valentine, D.  1983.  Forest vegetation distribution in relation to soils and other environmental characteristics in the Black Mountains of North Carolina.

Vaughan, K. The effects of vegetative disturbance in winter riparian bird populations: A multinomial analysis.

Ward, Amanda. 2008. A land management plan for the Galveston Bay Foundation’s Texas City property.

Watts, J.  1987.  Physical and biological impacts of bulkheads on North Carolina's estuarine shoreline.

Watts, S.C.  2000.  The effects of reduced flooding frequency on species composition in a bottomland hardwood stand in the piedmont of North Carolina.

Woolly, M.E.  1982.  The effects of streamflow rates on specific conductance and seasonal trends of water temperature and dissolved oxygen.

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