Publications

See the National Sea Grant Library online catalog to search all Rhode Island Sea Grant publications.

CURRENT RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

Sustainability and tourism: the effect of the United States’ first offshore wind farm on the vacation rental market
Resource and Energy Economics | August 2019

High temperature limits on developmental canalization in the ascidian Ciona intestinalis
Mechanisms of Development | June 2019

Draft Genome Sequence of the Putative Marine Pathogen Thalassobius sp. I31.1
Microbiology Resource Announcements | February 2019

Perceptions of Commercial and Recreational Fishers on the Potential Ecological Impacts of the Block Island Wind Farm (US)
Frontiers in Marine Science | November 2018

Draft Genome Sequence of Loktanella maritima Strain YPC211, a Commensal Bacterium of the American Lobster (Homarus americanus)
American Society for Microbiology | May 2018

Draft Genome Sequence of the Putative Marine Pathogen Aquimarina sp. Strain I32.4
American Society for Microbiology | April 2018

AgeGrowth, and Sexual Maturity of the Channeled Whelk Busycotypus canaliculatus(Linnaeus1758) and Knobbed Whelk Busycon carica (Gmelin1791) in NarragansettBayRhode Island
Journal of Shellfish Research | March 2018

Resilience and Thriving in Spite of Disasters: A Stages of Change Approach
Urban Disaster Resilience and Security | December 2017

Assessing the impact of extreme storms on barrier beaches along the Atlantic coastline: Application to the southern Rhode Island coast
Coastal Engineering | December 2017

Nuisance flooding and relative sea-level rise: The importance of present-day land motion
Nature, Scientific Reports | September 2017

Development of rapid diagnostic techniques for idiopathic blindness in the American lobster, Homarus americanus, from eastern Long Island Sound
Bulletin of Marine Science | June 2017

Assessment of Damage and Adaptation Strategies for Structures and Infrastructure from Storm Surge and Sea Level Rise for a Coastal Community in Rhode Island, United States
Journal of Marine Science and Engineering | October 2016

Coastal water column ammonium and nitrite oxidation are decoupled in summer
Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, Vol. 178 | September 2016

Coincident patterns of wastewater suspended solids reduction, water transparency increase and chlorophyll decline in Narragansett Bay
Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol.107  |  June 2016

Directly measured denitrification reveals oyster aquaculture and restored oyster reefs remove nitrogen at comparable high rates
Frontiers in Marine Science, Vol.3, Article 74  |  May 2016

A re-assessment of Narragansett Bay benthic habitat quality between 1988 and 2008
Estuaries and Coasts  |  April 2016

Changes to nitrate isotopic composition of wastewater treatment effluent and rivers after upgrades to tertiary treatment in the Narragansett Bay watershed, RI
Marine Pollution Bulletin, Vol.104  |  March 2016

Incorporation of soybean products in summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) feeds: effects on growth and survival to bacterial challenge
Aquaculture, Vol.452  |  February 2016

BOOKS & GUIDES

Discovering the Rhode Island Shore

This free web app provides information to over 340 public access points along Rhode Island’s coast.

 

 

 

Rhode Island’s Shellfish Heritage: An Ecological History
This book delves into the history of Rhode Island’s iconic oysters, quahogs, and all the well-known and lesser-known species in between.
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Rhode Island Coastal Property Guide
What coastal property owners, renters, builders, and buyers should know about the Rhode Island shoreline.
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Tool for Ocean Spatial Planning

 

Ocean Special Area Management Plan Practitioner’s Guide
This guide describes Rhode Island’s experience in developing the Ocean Special Area Management Plan, examining the planning process and highlighting successful strategies for marine spatial planning.

 

 

 

 

Science for Ecosystem-based Management: Narragansett Bay in the 21st Century
This book focuses on nutrient enrichment in Narragansett Bay and contains 19 chapters that review the geological and ecological landscape of the Bay, nutrient inputs, circulation dynamics, climate change, and an “eco-functional approach” for ecosystem-based management. The intent of this information is to provide a baseline of understanding the driving factors in ecosystem health of Narragansett Bay and how those might change with reduced nutrient input.

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A Guide to Rhode Island’s Natural Places
This guide offers descriptions of over 160 sites and accurate directions to each site. It includes information on interesting plants, animals, and habitats to be found in your travels.
P1372 | $15.00 plus $3 shipping and handling* For bulk order pricing and shipping charges for 3 or more copies, please contact us at (401) 874-6805.

 

 

 

Guide to Sharks, Tunas & Billfishes of the U.S. Atlantic & Gulf of Mexico
This publication is a visual guide to 44 highly migratory species with descriptions on physical characteristics, habitat and distribution, diagnostic and field photographs, as well as side-by-side comparisons. Includes information about reducing the risk of a shark attack.
Listed up to $800 on Amazon. Purchase from us for only $25 each plus $3 each for U.S. shipping and handling. Please include $10 for overseas shipping. 

PROJECT PUBLICATIONS

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) Case Studies

Case studies from Rhode Island, San Francisco, and Washington state provide concrete examples of tools and techniques that MSP practitioners have developed to engage stakeholders, incorporate the best available science, and coordinate among agencies.

Marine Spatial Planning Videos

 


Rhode Island Sea Grant Shellfish by the Numbers

This infographic highlights the outcomes of Rhode Island Sea Grant’s investments toward sustainable fisheries and aquaculture efforts. The data was collected in 2016, courtesy of the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, The Nature Conservancy, and the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council.

 

 

 


Aquidneck Island Resilience Strategy

Aquidneck Island communities of Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth are taking action to adapt to floods caused by strong storms, periodic extreme tides, and daily high tides that are gradually increasing with sea-level rise, which will be exacerbated with a changing climate. This summary highlights key findings, issues, and recommendations for resiliency. For more on the strategy, visit www.crc.uri.edu/projects_page/aquidneck-islandresilience-strategy/.

 

 

 

Climate Change and Rhode Island’s Coasts
This document provides a synthesis of current climate trends and the consequences of climate change on human uses of Rhode Island’s coasts and marine resource.

 

 

 

 

 

Building Capacity to Adapt to Climate Change Through Local Conservation Efforts
This document describes work done with the South Kingstown Land Trust on adaptation measures that prioritize and protect land trust-owned properties in the face of climate change effects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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