30 Jul 2018

The following is a list of publications by current or former Marine Lab scientists or colleagues who conducted research at the SCCF Marine Lab. Current or former Lab scientists are highlighted.


Milbrandt, E.C., L. Reidenbach, M. Parsons, 2019. Determining the Sources of Macroalgae During Beach Stranding Events from Species Composition, Stable Isotope Analysis, and Laboratory Experiments. Estuaries and Coasts 42(3): 719-730.


Grizzle, R.E., Rasmussen, A., Martignette, A.J., Ward, K., Coen, L.D., Mapping seston depletion over an intertidal eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) reef: Implicationsfor restoration of multiple habitats, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science (2018), doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2018.07.013 


Birch, A., E.C. Milbrandt, M. Thompson, T. Reis, K. Radabaugh, 2017. Southwest Florida Oysters in: Oyster Integrated Mapping and Monitoring Program, FWC Publication, 30pp. 


Milbrandt, E.C, R.D. Bartleson, A. Martignette, M. Thompson, J.Siwicke, 2016. Evaluating light attenuation and low salinity periods in the lower Caloosahatchee estuary using RECON (River, Estuary, and Coastal Observing Network). CHNEP Special Issue, Florida Scientist 79: 109-124.

Milbrandt, E.C., J. Siwicke, 2016, Leaf growth rates (Thalassia testudinum, Banks ex Koning) as an indicator of seagrass responses to regulated freshwater discharges. Gulf of Mexico Science 2016(1):38-46.

Lewis, R.R., E.C. Milbrandt, B. Brown, K.W. Krauss, A.S. Rovai, J.L. Beever, L.L. Flynn, 2016. Stress in mangrove forests: early detection and preemptive rehabilitation are essential for future successful worldwide mangrove forest management. Marine Pollution Bulletin 109:764-771.


Milbrandt, E.C., M. Thompson, L.D. Coen, R.E. Grizzle, K. Ward, 2015, A multiple habitat restoration strategy in a semi-enclosed Florida embayment, combining hydrologic restoration, mangrove propagule plantings and oyster substrate additions. Ecological Engineering 83:394-404.


Bartleson, R.D., M. J. Hunt, P. H. Doering, 2014. Effects of temperature on growth of Vallisneria americana in a sub-tropical estuarine environment. Wetlands Ecology and Management, 22(5) 571-583.


Milbrandt, E.C. and R. Grizzle. 2013. Benthic Offshore. In Integrated Conceptual Ecosystem Model Development for the Southwest Florida Shelf Coastal Marine Ecosystem, W.K. Nuttle and P.J. Fletcher (eds.). NOAA Technical Memorandum, OARAOML102 and NOSNCCOS162. Miami, Florida. 3744.

Martin, N., L.D. Coen, A.J. Martignette, E.C. Milbrandt, 2013. Testing anti-fouling coatings with special emphasis on coastal observing systems. Florida Scientist. 76(2):259-247.

Provost, K., E.C. Milbrandt, A.J. Martignette, J.J. Siwicke, 2013. Methodological comparison for determining drift and attached macroalgae abundance. Florida Scientist. 76(2): 249-258 2013.


Thompson, M.A., E.C. Milbrandt, R.B. Bartleson, and A. Rybak, 2012. Evaluation of bacteriological and nutrient concerns in nearshore waters of a barrier island in SW Florida. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 64:1425-1434.

Milbrandt, E.C., R.B. Bartleson, L.D. Coen, A.Rybak, M. Thompson, P. Stevens, 2012 Local and regional effects of reopening a tidal inlet on estuarine water quality, seagrass habitat, and fish assemblages. Continental Shelf Research. 41:1-16.


Coen, L.D., B.R Dumbauld, and M.L. Judge, 2011. Expanding shellfish aquaculture: a review of the ecological services provided by and impacts of native and cultured bivalves in shellfish-dominated ecosystems. In: Shellfish aquaculture and the environment, S.E. Shumway, Ed., Wiley-Blackwell. 528 pp.

Coen, L.D., and E.C. Milbrandt, 2011. A brief history of the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)’s Marine Laboratory, Sanibel, Florida: not to be confused with Doc Ford’s Sanibel Biological Supply Company. Gulf of Mexico Science. 28: 200-213.

Beck, M.W., R.D. Brumbaugh, L. Airoldi, A. Carranza, L.D. Coen, C. Crawford, O. Defeo, G.J. Edgar, B. Hancock., M.C. Kay, H.S. Lenihan, M.W. Luckenbach, C.L. Toropova, G. Zhang, and X. Guo, 2011. Oyster reefs at risk and recommendations for conservation, restoration and management. BioScience 61: 107–116.

Johnson, M., S. Bortone, B. Klement, and R. Shipp, 2011. Population Changes and Location-Specific Differences for Otolith-Derived Age and Growth of Recreationally Harvested Spotted Seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) From Alabama in 2007. Gulf of Mexico Science 29: 13-24.


Harris, R.J., E.C. Milbrandt, B. Brovard, E. Everham, 2010. The effects of reduced tidal flushing on mangrove structure and function across a disturbance gradient. Estuaries and Coasts 33:1176–1185.

Milbrandt, E.C., R. Comny, P. Coble, A. Martignette, and J. Siwicke, 2010. Evidence for the production of marine fluorescence dissolved organic matter in coastal environments and a possible mechanism for formation and dispersion. Limnology and Oceanography 55:2037–2051.

Hadley, N.H., M. Hodges, D.H. Wilber, and L.D. Coen, 2010. Evaluating intertidal oyster reef development in South Carolina using associated faunal indicators. Restoration Ecology 18(5):691-701.


Milbrandt, E.C. 2009. The effects of root zone manipulation of microcosm turtlegrass (Thalassia testudinum) transplants. Florida Scientist 72:406-419.

Brumbaugh, R.D., and L.D. Coen, 2009. Approaches for small-scale oyster reef restoration to address substrate versus recruitment limitation: a review and comments relevant for the Olympia oyster, Ostrea lurida (Carpenter, 1864). J. Shellfish Res. 28:1-15.


Grizzle, R.E., J.K. Greene, and L.D. Coen, 2008. Seston removal by natural and constructed intertidal eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) reefs: a comparison with previous laboratory studies, and the value of in situ methods. Estuaries and Coasts 31:1208-1220.

Milbrandt, E.C., J.M. Greenawalt, and P.D. Sokoloff, 2008. Short-term indicators of seagrass transplant stress in response to rhizosphere and bacterial community disruption. Botanica Marina 51:103-111.

Paerl, H.W., J.J Joyner, A.R Joyner, K. Arthur, V. Paul, J.M. O’Neil, and C. Heil, 2008. A Co-occurrence of dinoflagellate and cyanobacterialharmful algal blooms in southwest Florida coastalwaters: dual nutrient (N and P) input controls Marine Ecology Progressive Series Vol. 371: 143–153.

Bortone, S.A., 2008. Insight into the Historical Status and Trends of Tarpon in Southwest Florida through Recreational Catch Data Recorded on Scales. In: J. Ault, The Biology and Management of the World Tarpon and Bonefish Fisheries. 441 pp.


Coen, L.D., R.D. Brumbaugh, D. Bushek, R. Grizzle, M.W. Luckenbach, M.H. Posey, S.P. Powers, and G. Tolley, 2007. AS WE SEE IT. A broader view of ecosystem services related to oyster restoration. Mar Ecol. Prog. Ser. 341: 303–307.

Hiller, T.L., F.S. Guthery, A.R. Rybak, S.D. Fuhlendorf, S.G. Smith, W.H. Puckett Jr., and R.A. Baker, 2007. Management implications of cover selection data: Northern bobwhite example. J. of Wildlife Management 71:195-201.

Greenawalt-Boswell, J., T.K. Frazer, C.A. Jacoby, and W.S. Arnold, 2007. Mortality and exploitation rate estimates for the recreational bay scallop fishery off the gulf coast of Florida, USA. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 27:1230-1242.


Bortone, S.A., 2006. Recommendations on Establishing a Research Strategy in the Gulf of Mexico to Assess the Effects of Hurricanes on Coastal Ecosystems. Estuaries and Coasts. 29: 1062-1066.

Bortone, S.A., A.J. Martignette, and J.P. Spinelli, 2006. Spotted seatrout (Faminly Sciaenidae) growth as an indicator of estuarine conditions in San Carlos Bay, Florida. Florida Scientist 69 (OOS2):127-139.

Greenawalt-Boswell, J., J.A. Hale, K.S. Fuhr, and J.A. Ott, 2006. Seagrass species composition and distribution trends in relation to salinity fluctuations in Charlotte Harbor, Florida Scientist 69(S2): 24-35.

Bortone, S.A., 2006. A perspective of artificial reef research: the past, present, and future. Bulletin of Marine Science 78:1-8.

Milbrandt, E.C., J.M. Greenawalt-Boswell, P.D. Sokoloff, and S.A. Bortone, 2006. Impact and response of southwest Florida mangroves to the 2004 hurricane season. Estuaries and Coasts 29:979-984.

Milbrandt, E.C., and M.L. Tinsley, 2006. The role of saltwort (Batis maritima) on mangrove forest succession. Hydrobiologia 568:369-377.

Proffitt, C.E., E.C. Milbrandt, and S.E. Travis, 2006. Reproduction and recruitment of Rhizophora mangle (Red Mangroves) in Charlotte Harbor following hurricane Charley. Estuaries and Coasts 29:972-978.


Bortone, S.A., 2005. Estuarine Indicators. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 560.

Bortone, S.A., W.A. Dunson, and J.M. Greenawalt, 2005. Fishes as estuarine indicators. In: Bortone, S.A. (Ed.) Estuarine Indicators. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 381-392.

Milbrandt, E.C., 2005. Bacteria communities as an indicator of estuarine and sediment conditions, in: Bortone, S.A., (Ed.), Estuarine Indicators, CRC Press, Boca Raton, 2004, pp. 99-110.

Bartleson R.D., W.M. Kemp, J.C. Stevenson, 2005. Model analysis of effects of trophic complexity onPotamogeton perfoliatus biomass and growth in microcosms. Ecological Modelling 185:483-512.

Guthery, F.S., A.R. Rybak, S.D. Fuhlendorf, T.L. Hiller, S.G. Smith, W.H. Puckett, Jr., and R.A. Baker, 2005. Aspects of the thermal ecology of bobwhites in North Texas. Wildlife Monographs 159:1-37.

Guthery, F.S., A.R. Rybak, W.R. Walsh, S.D. Fuhlendorf, and T.L. Hiller, 2005. Quantifying usable space for wildlife with use-availability data. J. of Wildl. Manag. 69:655-663.


Guthery, F.S., T.L. Hiller, W.H. Puckett Jr., R.A. Baker, S.G. Smith, and A.R. Rybak, 2004. Effects of feeders on dispersion and mortality of bobwhites. Wildlife Society Bulletin 32:1248-1254.

Kemp, W.M., R. Batiuk, R.D. Bartleson, P. Bergstrom, V. Carter, C.L. Gallegos, W. Hunley, L. Karrh, E.W. Koch, and J.M. Landwehr, 2004. Habitat requirements for submerged aquatic vegetation in Chesapeake Bay: water quality, light regime, and physical-chemical factors. Estuaries 27:363-377.


Milbrandt, E.C., 2003. Microbial Ecology of South Slough: community composition of bacteria and patterns of occurrence, Ph. D. dissertation, University of Oregon.

Milbrandt, E.C., 2003. Genetic Diversity of Bacteria in Restored and Mature Estuarine Wetland Sediments, Report to Sanctuary and Reserves Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, 18 pp.

Petersen J.E., W.M. Kemp, R.D. Bartleson, W.R. Boynton, C.C. Chen, J.C. Cornwell, R.H. Gardner, D.C. Hinkle, E.D. Houde, T.C. Malone, W.P. Mowitt, L. Murray, L.P. Sanford, and S.E. Suttles, 2003. Multiscale experiments in coastal ecology: improving realism and advancing theory. BioScience 53:1181-1197.


Milbrandt, E.C., 2002. Communities of bacteria as a metric for gauging restoration success, Earth Systems Monitor 12(2): 5-8.


Nadeau, T.L., E.C. Milbrandt, R.W. Castenholz, 2001. Evolutionary relationships of cultivated antarctic Oscillatorians (Cyanobacteria). Journal of Phycology 37(4): 650-654.