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References from Site Nomination

 Bibliography of the Mission-Aransas National Estuarine Research Researve (NERR)

 


REFERENCES from SITE NOMINATION DOCUMENTS

References are from literature for the site nomination document, Texas NERR (2003) PDF, final environmental impact statement (2006) PDF, and final management plan (2006). Citation format follows the journal: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.

 

Allen, R.P., 1952. The Whooping Crane. Research Report no. 3, National Audubon Society, NY, 246 pp.

ANWR, 1986. Oil and Gas Plan. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, NM.

Armstrong, H.W., Fucik, K., Anderson, J.W., Neff, J.M., 1979. Effects of oil field brine effluent on sediments and benthic organisms in Trinity Bay, Texas. Marine Environmental Research 2, 55-69.

Armstrong, N.E., 1987. The Ecology of Open-bay Bottoms of Texas: A Community Profile. Biological Report 85(7.12). U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, D.C., 104 pp.

Bahr, L.M., Lanier, W.P., 1981. The Ecology of Intertidal Oyster Reefs of the South Atlantic Coast: A Community Profile. FWS/OBS-81/15, National Coastal Ecosystems Team, Office of Biological Services, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, 105 pp.

Barham, E.G., Sweeney, J.C., Leatherwood, S., Beggs, R.K., Barham, C.L., 1979. Aerial census of the bottlenose dolphin,Tursiops truncatus, in a region of the Texas coast. Fishery Bulletin 77, 585-595.

Beck, M.W., Oydaya, M., Bachant, J.J., Bergan, J., Keller, B., Martin, R., Mathews, R., Porter, C., Ramseur, G., 2000. Identification of Priority Sites for Conservation in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: An Ecoregional Plan. Nature Conservancy, Arlington, VA, 39 pp.

Behrens, E.W., Watson, R.L., 1973. Corpus Christi Water Exchange Pass: A Case History of Sedimentation and Hydraulics During Its First Year. Contract DACW 72-72-C-0026, USACOE, Coastal Research Center, 135 pp.

Boyce, M.S., Miller, R.S., 1985. Ten year periodicity in whooping crane census. Auk 102, 658-660.

Boyd, N.W., Fuls, B., McEachron, L.W., 1995. Trends in Relative Abundance and Size of Selected Finfishes and Shellfishes Along the Texas Coast: November 1975-December 1992. Management Data Series no. 112, Coastal Fisheries Division, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, 105 pp.

Britton, J.C., Morton, B., 1989. Shore Ecology of the Gulf of Mexico. University of Texas Press, Austin, 387 pp.

Brown, L.F., Brewton, J.H., McGowen, J.H., Evans, T.J., Fisher, W.L., Groat, C.G., 1976. Environmental Geologic Atlas of the Texas Coastal Zone: Corpus Christi Area. Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 123 pp.

Calnan, T.R., 1980. Molluscan Distribution in Copano Bay, Texas. Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 71 pp.

Campbell, L., 2003. Endangered and Threatened Animals of Texas: Their Life History and Management. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin, 1 v.

Carls, E.G., Lonard, R.I., Fenn, D.B., 1990. Impact of oil and gas operation on the vegetation of Padre Island National Seashore, Texas, USA. Ocean & Shoreline Management 14, 85-105.

Carman, K.R., Fleeger, J.W., Means, J.C., Pomarico, S.M., McMillin, D.J., 1995. Experimental investigation of the effects of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons on an estuarine sediment food web. Marine Environmental Research 40, 289-318.

Carman, K.R., Fleeger, J.W., Pomarico, S.M., 1997. Response of a benthic food web to hydrocarbon contamination. Limnology and Oceanography 42, 561-571.

Casteel, P., 1996. Coastal Bend Bays and Estuaries: The Changing Face of a Landscape. Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program, 21 pp.

Chandler, C., Knox, J., Byrd, L. (Eds.), 1981. Nueces and Mission-Aransas Estuaries: A Study of the Influence of Freshwater
Inflows. Limited Publication 108. Texas Department of Water Resources, Austin, Texas, 362 pp.

Chaney, A.H., Blacklock, G.W., Bartels, S.G., 1996. Current Status and Historical Trends of the Estuarine Living Resources within the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program Study Area, Volume 2. Publication CCBNEP 06-B, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Austin, 1 v.

CBBEP, 1998. Coastal Bend Bays Plan: To Conserve and Manage the Coastal Bend Bays of South Texas. Publication CBBEP-1, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Austin, 80 pp.

CBBEP, 1998. Implementation Strategy for the Coastal Bend Bays Plan: To Conserve and Manage the Coastal Bend Bays of South Texas. Publication CBBEP-2, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Austin, 179, [87] pp. 

Coastal Management Program (CMP), 2003. Guide Publication of the Texas General Land Office Pursuant to NOAA (Award no. NA07OZ0134).

Corpus Christi Geological Society (CCGS), 1967. Typical Oil and Gas Fields of South Texas. Corpus Christi, 221 pp.

Cox, J., 1995. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Texas Parks and Wildlife 53, 4-9.

Crofutt, S., Smith, E.H., 1997. Fennessey Ranch Mitigation Bank Proposal. Mitigation Banking Review Team.

DeLaune, R.D., Smith, C.J., Patrick Jr., W.H., Fleeger, J.W., Tolley, M.D., 1984. Effect of oil on salt marsh biota: methods for restoration. Environmental Pollution 36, 207-277.

D’Unger, C., Chapman, D., Carr, R.S., 1996. Discharge of oil field produced water in Nueces Bay, Texas: a case study. Environmental Management 20, 143-150.

Diener, R.A., 1975. Cooperative Gulf of Mexico Estuarine Inventory and Study, Texas: Area Description. NOAA Technical Report NMFS CIRC 393, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Seattle, WA, 129 pp.

Drumright, A., 1989. Seasonal Variation in Diversity and Abundance of Faunal Associates of Two Oyster Reefs Within a South Texas Estuarine Complex. M.S. Thesis, Corpus Christi State University, Tex., 150 pp.

Everitt, J.H., Judd, F.W., Escobar, D.E., Davis, M.R., 1996. Integration of remote sensing and spatial information technologies for mapping black mangrove on the Texas gulf coast. Journal of Coastal Research 12, 64-69.

Fleeger, J.W., Chandler, G.T., 1983. Meiofauna responses to an experimental oil spill in a Louisiana salt marsh. Marine Ecology Progress Series 11, 257-264.

Flint, R.W., Younk, J.A., 1983. Estuarine benthos: long-term community structure variations, Corpus Christi Bay, Texas. Estuaries 6, 126-141.

Fox, D.E., 1983. Traces of Texas History: Archaeological Evidence of the Past 450 Years. Corona Publishing Co., San Antonio, 416 pp.

Freese, L.R., 1952. Marine diatoms of the Rockport, Texas, Bay area. Texas Journal of Science 4, 331-386.

Fulbright, T.E., Diamond, D.D., Rappole, J., Norwine, J., 1990. The coastal sand plain of southern Texas. Rangelands 12, 337-340.

Gunter, G., 1967. Some relationships of estuaries to the fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico. In: Lauff, G.H. (Ed.), Estuaries [papers]. AAAS Publication No. 83. American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, pp. 621-638.

Hammerschmidt, P.C., 1985. Relative blue crab abundance in Texas coastal waters. Journal of Shellfish Research 5, 9-11.

Heffernan, T.L., 1959. Inventory of the Bottom Sediment Types Present in Area M-6, Project MO-6-R-1, 1958-1959. Texas Game and Fish Commission, Marine Fisheries Division.

Heffernan, T.L., 1985. Cedar Bayou Pass. TPWD status report.

Hester, T.R., 1980. Digging into South Texas Prehistory: A Guide for Amateur Archaeologists. Corona Publishing Co., San Antonio, Tex., 201 pp.

Holland, F.R., 1972. America’s Lighthouses: An Illustrated History. Dover Publications, New York, 226 pp.

Holland, J.S., Maciolek, N.J., Kalke, R.D., Mullins, L., Oppenheimer, C.H., 1975. A Benthos and Plankton Study of the Corpus Christi, Copano, and Aransas Bay Systems. III, Report on Data Collected During the Period July, 1974-May, 1975 and Summary of the Three-year Project. Final report. University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, Texas, 174 pp.

Johns, N.D., 2004. Bays in Peril: A Forecast for Freshwater Flows to Texas Estuaries. National Wildlife Federation, Gulf States Natural Resource Center, Austin, 44 pp.

Jones, F.B., 1982. Flora of the Texas Coastal Bend. Rob and Bessie Welder Wildlife Foundation, Sinton, Texas, 267 pp.

Kalke, R.D., Montagna, P.A., 1989. A review: the effect of freshwater inflow on the benthos of three Texas estuaries. In: Montagna, P.A., Final Report, Nitrogen Process Studies (NIPS): The Effect of Freshwater Inflow on Benthos Communities and Dynamics. Technical Report no. TR/89-011, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, Texas, pp. 185-232.

Kennicutt, M.C., Green, R.H., Montagna, P.A., Roscigno, P.F., 1996. Gulf of Mexico offshore operations monitoring experiment (GOOMEX), Phase 1: sublethal responses to contaminant exposure -- introduction and overview. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 53, 2540-2553.

Kennish, M.J. (Ed.), 2004. NERRS Research and Monitoring: A Nationally Integrated Program. Coastal Education and Research Foundation, West Palm Beach, FL, 243 pp.

Kerwin, J.A., 1971. Distribution of the fiddler crab (Uca minax) in relation to marsh plants within a Virginia estuary. Chesapeake Science 12, 180-183.

King, K.A., Flickinger, E.L., Hildebrand, H.H., 1977. The decline of brown pelicans on the Louisiana and Texas Gulf coast. The Southwestern Naturalist 21, 417-431.

Knott, D.M., Wenner, E.L., Wendt, P.H., 1997. Effects of pipeline construction on the vegetation and macrofauna of two South Carolina, USA salt marshes. Wetlands 17, 65-81.

Labuda, S.E., Butts, K.O., 1979. Habitat use by wintering whooping cranes on the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. Proceedings of the 1978 International Crane Workshop. International Crane Foundation, Baraboo, Wisconsin, pp. 152-157.

Link, P.K., 1982. Basic Petroleum Geology. Oil and Gas Consultants International, Tulsa, 235 pp.

Longley, W.L. (Ed.), 1994. Freshwater Inflows to Texas Bays and Estuaries: Ecological Relationships and Methods for Determination of Needs. Texas Water Development Board, Austin, 386 pp.

Martin, G.C., 1972. The Indian Tribes of the Mission Nuestra Señora del Refugio. Bootstraps Press, Corpus Christi, Texas, 89 pp.

McAlister, W.H., McAlister, M.K., 1993. Matagorda Island: A Naturalist's Guide. University of Texas Press, Austin, 354 pp.

McGowen, J.H., Morton, R.A., 1979. Sediment Distribution, Bathymetry, Faults, and Salt Diapirs, Submerged Lands of Texas. Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 31 pp.

McLendon, T., 1991. Preliminary description of the vegetation of South Texas exclusive of coastal saline zones. Texas Journal of Science 43, 13-32.

Messieh, S.N., Rowell, T.W., Peer, D.L., Cranford, P.J., 1991. The effects of trawling, dredging and ocean dumping on the eastern Canadian continental shelf seabed. Continental Shelf Research 11, 1237-1263.

Miles, D.W., 1951. The Life Histories of the Sea-trout, Cynoscion nebulosus, and the Redfish, Sciaenops ocellata: Sexual Development. Annual Report for the Fiscal Year September 1, 1950 to August 31, 1951. Texas Game and Fish Commission, Rockport, Texas, 11 leaves. (mimeograph)

Mission-Aransas NERR website http://www.utmsi.utexas.edu/about-the-institute/mission-aransas-nerr.html

Montagna, P.A., Harper Jr., D.E., 1996. Benthic infaunal long-term response to offshore production platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 53, 2567-2588.

Montagna, P.A., Holt, S.A., Ritter, M.C., Herzka, S., Binney, K.F., Dunton, K.H., 1998. Characterization of Anthropogenic and Natural Disturbance on Vegetated and Unvegetated Bay Bottom Habitats in the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program Study Area. Publication CCBNEP-25A, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Austin, 108, 23 pp.

Montagna, P.A., Jarvis, S.C., Kennicutt II, M.C., 2002. Distinguishing between contaminant and reef effects on meiofauna near offshore hydrocarbon platforms in the Gulf of Mexico. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 59, 1584-1592.

Montagna, P.A., Kalke, R.D., 1995. Ecology of infaunal mollusca in South Texas estuaries. American Malacological Bulletin 11, 163-175.

Moore, R.H., 1978. Variations in the diversity of summer estuarine fish populations in Aransas Bay, Texas, 1966-1973. Estuarine and Coastal Marine Science 6, 495-501.

Morehead, S., Simanek, C., Montagna, P.A., 2002. GIS Database of Hypoxia (Low Oxygen) Conditions in Corpus Christi Bay. Coastal Management Program Grant no. 01-214. UTMSI Technical Report no. 2002-001, University of Texas Marine Science Institute, 2 v.

Morton, R.A., McGowen, J.H., 1980. Modern Depositional Environments of the Texas Coast. Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 167 pp.

Mueller, A.J., Glass, P.O., 1988. Disturbance tolerance in a Texas waterbird colony. Colonial Waterbirds 11, 119-122.

Nance, J.M., 1991. Effects of oil/gas field produced water on the macrobenthic community in a small gradient estuary. Hydrobiologia 220, 189-204.

NOAA, 1990. Estuaries of the United States: Vital Statistics of a National Resource Base. Strategic Assessment Branch, Ocean Assessments Division, Rockville, MD, 79 pp.

NOAA, 1993. Salinity Characteristics of Gulf of Mexico Estuaries. Strategic Environmental Assessments Division, Office of Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment Silver Spring, MD, 197 pp.

NOAA, 1997. NOAA's Estuarine Eutrophication Survey, vol. 4: Gulf of Mexico Region. Office of Ocean Resources Conservation and Assessment, National Ocean Service, Silver Spring, MD.

National Research Council (NRC), 2003. Oil in the Sea III: Inputs, Fates and Effects. National Academies Press, Washington, 265 pp.

Nelson, D.M., Monaco, M.E., Williams, C.D., Czapla, T.E., Pattillo, M.E., Coston-Clements, L., Settle, L.R., Irlandi, E.A., 1992. Distribution and Abundance of Fishes and Invertebrates in Gulf of Mexico Estuaries, vol. 1. Data Summaries. ELMR Rep. no. 10, NOAA/NOS Strategic Environments Division, Rockville, MD, 273 pp.

Orton, R., 1990. Map of Texas showing normal precipitation deficiency in inches. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Environmental Science Services Administration, Weather Bureau.

Peterson, C.H., Kennicutt, M.C., Green, R.H., Montagna, P., Harper Jr., D.E., Powell, E.N., Roscigno, P.F., 1996. Ecological consequences of environmental perturbations associated with offshore hydrocarbon production: a perspective on long-term exposures in the Gulf of Mexico. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 53, 2637-2654.

Powell, G.L., Green, A.W., 1992. Freshwater Inflows to Texas Bays and Estuaries: Ecological Relationships and Methods for Determination of Needs (draft). Texas Water Development Board, Austin, 366 pp.

Price, W.A., 1954. Oyster reefs of the Gulf of Mexico. Fishery Bulletin of the Fish and Wildlife Service 55, 491.

Pulich Jr., W., Blair, C., White, W., 1997. Current Status and Historical Trends of Seagrasses in the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program Study Area. Publication CCBNEP 20, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Austin, 131 pp.

Ricklis, R.A., 1993. A Model of Holocene Environmental and Human Adaptive Change on the Central Texas Coast: Geoarchaeological Investigations at White’s Point, Nueces Bay, and Surrounding Area. Coastal Archaeological Research Studies, Corpus Christi, 122 pp.

Ricklis, R.A., 1996. The Karankawa Indians of Texas: An Ecological Study of Cultural Tradition and Change. University of Texas Press, Austin, 222 pp.

Robinson, L.P., Campbell, R.P., Butler, L., 1994. Trends in Texas Commercial Fishery Landings, 1972-1993. Management Data Series no. 111, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Coastal Fisheries Branch, Austin, 117 pp.  

Schubel, J.R., Carter, H.H., Wise, W.M., 1979. Shrimping as a source of suspended sediment in Corpus Christi Bay (Texas). Estuaries 2, 201-203.

Shane, S.H., 1980. Occurrence, movements, and distribution of bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus, in Southern Texas. Fishery Bulletin 78, 593-601.

Sherrod, C.L., McMillan, C., 1981. Black mangrove, Avicennia germinans, in Texas – past and present distribution. Contributions in Marine Science 24, 115-131.

Sierra Club. 2003. Facts About Your Water Supply: Discovering Who Provides and Makes Decisions About Your Water in Texas. Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club, Austin, 34 pp.

Smith, E.H., Dilworth, S.J., 1999. Mission/Aransas Watershed Wetland Conservation Plan. Texas General Land Office, 1 v.

Stehn, T., 2005. Personal communication. Aransas National Wildlife Refuge.

Stevenson, J.O., Griffith, R.W., 1946. Winter life of the whooping crane. Condor 48, 178.

Stewart, R.E., 1951. Clapper rail populations of the Middle Atlantic States. Transactions of the North American Wildlife Conference 16, 421-430.

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), 1999. Seagrass Conservation Plan for Texas. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Resource Protection Division, Austin, 79 pp.

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), 2002. Executive Summary the Texas Shrimp Fishery: A Report to the Governor and the 77th Legislature of Texas. Austin, 58 pp.

Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), 2001. Coastal Bend Regional Water Planning Area: Regional Water Plan. Texas Water Development Board, HDR Engineering, 2 v.

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Tunnell Jr., J.W., Dokken, Q.R., Smith, E.H., Withers, K., 1996. Current Status and Historical Trends of the Estuarine Living Resources Within the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program Study Area, Volume 1. Publication CCBNEP 06-A. Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Austin, 1 v.

UTMSI, 2003. The Texas National Estuarine Research Reserve: Site Nomination and Application for Predesignation Assistance, October 15, 2003. The University of Texas Marine Science Institute, Port Aransas, Texas. 1 v.

Ward, G.H., 1997. Processes and Trends of Circulation within the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program Study Area. Publication CCBNEP 21, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Austin, 1 v.

Warner, C.A., 1939. Texas Oil and Gas Since 1543. Gulf Publishing Co., Houston, 487 pp.

Warren, T.A., Green, L.M., Spiller, K.W., 1994. Trends in Finfish Landings of Sport-boat Anglers in Texas Marine Waters May 1974 - May 1992. Management Data Series 109, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Austin, 259 pp.

White, W.A., Calnan, T.R., Morton, R.A., Kimble, R.S., Littleton, T.G., McGowen, J.H., Nance, H.S., 1989. Submerged Lands of Texas, Port Lavaca Area: Sediments, Geochemistry, Benthic Macroinvertebrates and Associated Wetlands. Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 165 pp.

White, W.A., Calnan,T.R., Morton, R.A., Kimble, R.S., Littleton, T.G., McGowen, J.H., Nance, H.S., Schmedes, K.E., 1983. Submerged Lands of Texas, Corpus Christi Area: Sediments, Geochemistry, Benthic Macroinvertebrates and Associated Wetlands. Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 154 pp.

White, W.A., Tremblay, T.A., Hinson, J., Moulton, D.W., Pulich Jr., W.J., Smith, E.H., Jenkins, K.V., 1998. Current Status and Historical Trends of Selected Estuarine and Coastal Habitats in the Corpus Christi Bay National Estuary Program Study Area. Publication CCBNEP 29, Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Austin, 161 pp.

Withers, K., Tunnell Jr., J.W., 1998. Identification of Tidal Flat Alterations and Determination of Effects on Biological Productivity of These Habitats within the Coastal Bend. Publication CCBNEP 26. Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Austin, 171 pp.

Wood, T., Engelhard, T., Kelly, K., 1995. Baseline Survey of Black Point Wetland, Refugio County, Texas. Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, unpublished report.