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Reference Documents for the SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel (HAP)

Purpose: The purpose of this Web site is to provide members of the Hypoxia Advisory Panel (HAP) and the three HAP subgroups with access to the document references that are the most relevant to facilitate their research to address the charge to the Panel.

It supplements information available to the public on the Web sites below and sorts reference documents for the Panel and subgroups' use

- Mississippi Basin and Gulf of Mexico Hypoxia Reassessment 2005
- EPA SAB Web page for the SAB Hypoxia Advisory Panel

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7-24-07 HAP Draft with Balloons
8-17-07 HAP Draft
8-30-07 Draft Advisory
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Bibliography: OWOW - Sorted by SAB
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The soil and water assessment tool: Historical development, applications, and future research directions: .
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Bibliography: Supplemental
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12-20-07 HAP report
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A non-steady state diagenetic model for changes in sediment biogeochemistry in response to seasonally hypoxic/anoxic conditions in the “dead zone” of the Louisiana shelf*
Carbon burial on river-dominated continental shelves: Impact of historical changes in sediment loading adjacent to the Mississippi River
Carbon Burial on River Dominated Continental Shelves: Impact of Historical Changes in Sediment Loading Adjacent to the Mississippi River*
Coastal change and hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Part I*
How climate controls the flux of nitrogen by the Mississippi River and the development of hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico*
Integration for sustainable catchment management
Linking hypoxia to shrimp catch in the northern Gulf of Mexico*
Marine modification of terrestrial influences on Gulf hypoxia: Part II*
Modeling the response of primary production and sedimentation to variable nitrate loading in the Mississippi River plume
Nitrogen and Wastewater Systems: Fate of Nitrogen in Wastewater, Control Technology Options, Managing Wetlands and other Natural Systems to Control Nitrrgen, etc.*
Physical Processes of the northern Gulf of Mexico and their influence on Hypoxia of the Texas-Louisiana Shelf
Surf or Turf: A shift from feed to food cultivation could reduce nutrient flux to the Gulf of Mexico*
Temporal variability in the composition and abundance of
terrestrially-derived dissolved organic matter in the
lower Mississippi and Pearl Rivers
Temporal variability in the composition and abundance of terrestrially-derived dissolved organic matter in the lower Mississippi and Pearl Rivers
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Physical Oceanography in Gulf Presentation by Dr. Steven DiMarco, Texas A&M University.
Subgroup 1 Presentation by Dr. Jim Sanders, Subgroup 1 Leader, Hypoxia Advisory Panel
The Effects of Bottom Oxygen Demand in Controlling the Structure of Hypoxia on the Texas-Louisiana continental shelf
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Point Source Facilities Database
Responses of coastal ecosystems to anthropogenic perturbations of silicon cycling*
A Qualitative Assessment of the Relative Effects of Bycatch Reduction, Fisheries and Hypoxia on Coastal Nekton Communities in the Gulf of Mexico*
A simple model for forecasting the effects of nitrogen loads on Chesapeake Bay hypoxia:
An Organic Carbon Budget for the Mississippi River Turbidity Plume and Plume contributions to Air-sea CO2 Fluxes and Bottom Water Hypoxia*
Annual dissolved nitrite plus nitrate and total phosphorous loads for the Susquehanna, St. Lawrence, Mississippi-Atchafalaya, and Columbia River Basins, 1968-2004
Benthic Communities and the Effects of Hypoxia in Louisiana Coastal Waters*
Changes in Gene and Protein Expression and Reproduction in Grass Shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio, Exposed to Chronic Hypoxia*
Climate change sensitivity on upper Mississippi River basin streamflows using SWAT
Compilation of Measured Nutrient Load Data for Agricultural Uses in the United States
Concentrations, fluxes, and yields of nitrogen, phosphorus, and suspended sediment in the Illinois River Basin, 1996-2000
Conservation best management practices, cost-share, and water quality trading programs
Cross-talk between Pyrene and Hypoxia Signaling Pathways in Embryonic Cyprinodon variegatus*
Detection of Hypoxia-related Proteins in Medaka (Oryzias latipes) by Difference Gel Electrophoresis and Identification by Sequencing of Peptides using MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry*
Dissolved organic phosphorus in the Mississippi plume during spring and fall 2002
Dissolved organic phosphorus in the Mississippi River plume
during spring and fall 2002
Gulf of Mexico Dead Zone – the Last 150 Years
Habitat Selection by Flatfishes along Gradients of Environmental Variability: Implications for Susceptibility to Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico*
Hydrological models are so good, do we still need data?
Impacts of Frontal Stability and Topography on Cross-Shelf Exchange in the Northern Gulf of Mexico*
Impacts of Hypoxia on Physiology and Toxicology of the Brown Shrimp Penaeus aztecus*
Long-Term Studies of Hypoxia in Corpus Christi Bay: The Cybercollaboratory Testbed*
Microarray Gene Expression Analyses in Medaka (Oryzias latipes) Exposed to Hypoxia*
Nitrogen as the limiting nutrient for eutrophication in coastal marine ecosystems: Evolving views over 3 decades.
Nitrogen dynamics in sediment during water level manipulation on the upper Mississippi River
Nutrients and the "dead zone": the link between nutrient ratios and dissolved oxygen in the northern Gulf of Mexico*
Paleo-indicators and water quality change in the Charlotte Harbor Estuary (Florida).
Predicting summer hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Riverine N, P and Si loading.
Rapid Export of Organic Matter to the Mississippi Canyon
Relationships among Satellite Chlorophyll a, River Inputs, and
Hypoxia on the Louisiana Continental Shelf, Gulf of Mexico
Role of diatoms in silica cycling and coastal marine food webs*
Seasonal Changes in the Abundance and Composition of Plant Pigments in Particulate Organic Carbon in the Lower Mississippi and Pearl Rivers
Seasonal effects of the zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) on sediment denitrification rates in Pool 8 of the Upper Mississippi River
Summer hypoxia adjacent to the Changjiang Estuary*
The composite method: an improved method for stream-water solute load estimation
The development of policy approaches for reducing nitrogen pollution to coastal waters of the USA.
The effect of the “Great Flood of 1993” on subsequent suspended sediment concentrations and fluxes in the Mississippi River Basin, USA
Total nitrogen inflow and outflow from a large river swamp basin to the Gulf of Mexico*
Upper Mississippi River Basin modeling system part 1: SWAT input data requirements and issues
Variability and regulation of denitrification in an Upper Mississippi River backwater
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Reconstructing the development of eutrophication in Louisiana salt marshes
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Benthic Communities in the Northern Gulf of Mexico Hypoxic Area: Potential Prey for Demersal Fish.
Biogeochemical Characteristics of the Lower Mississippi River, USA, During June 2003
Combining new technologies for determination of phytoplankton community structure in the northern Gulf of Mexico.
Coupling between climate variability and marine coastal eutrophication: historical evidence and future outlook
Declining threshold for hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.
Effect of seasonal hypoxia on the benthic foraminiferal community of the Louisiana inner continental shelf: The 20th century record.
Effects of river discharge, wind stress, and slope eddies on circulation and the satellite-observed structure of the Mississippi River plume.
Evaluation of the Northern Gulf of Mexico Littoral Initiative Model Based on the Observed Temperature and Salinity in the Mississippi Bight *
In-pixel variations of chl a fluorescence in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and their implications for calibrating remotely sensed chl a and other products.
Mesozooplankton consumption of microplankton in the Mississippi River plume with special emphasis on planktonic ciliates
Nitrogen and phosphorus concentration and retention in water flowing over freshwater wetlands.
Nitrogen sources and Gulf hypoxia: potential for environmental credit trading.
Reconstructing a 180-yr record of natural and anthropogenic induced hypoxia from the sediments of the Louisiana continental shelf
Seasonal and regional characteristics of U.S. streamflow trends in the United States from 1940 to 1999
Seasonal Phosphorus Limitation on the Louisiana Shelf: A Result of Nitrogen Loading from the Mississippi River?
Strategies for the sustainable management of phosphorus: in Phosphorus*
Streamflow trends in the United States…from the National Streamflow Information Program
Summer hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico and its prediction from 1978 to 1995.
Trends in the water budget of the Mississippi River basin, 1949-1997
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A global perspective on the effects of eutrophication and hypoxia on aquatic biota
A retrospective analysis of trace metals, C, N and diatom remnants in sediments from the Mississippi River delta shelf.
A Science Strategy to Support Management Decisions Related to Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and Excess Nutrients in the Mississippi River Basin
Agricultural conservation practices and related issues: Reviews of the state of the art and research needs
Alliance for Coastal Technologies (ACT) Workshop: State of Technology in the Development and Application of Dissolved Oxygen Sensors*
Changes in stoichiometric Si, N and P ratios of Mississippi River water diverted through coastal wetlands to the Gulf of Mexico
Data and modeling for environmental credit trading
Denitrification in the Upper Mississippi River: rates, controls, and contribution to nitrate flux:
Ecosystem history of Mississippi River-influenced continental shelf revealed through preserved phytoplankton pigments.
Effect of seasonal sediment storage in the lower Mississippi River on the flux of reactive particulate phosphorus to the Gulf of Mexico.
Environmental effects of U.S. Department of Agriculture conservation programs
Estimates of diffuse phosphorus sources in surface waters of the United States using a spatially referenced watershed model
Fertilizer: Complex Issue Calls for Informed Debate. Comment*
Growth and grazing rates of bacteria sub-populations with different apparent DNA content in the Gulf of Mexico
High-resolution measurements of chromophoric dissolved organic matter in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River plume regions
High rates of ammonium recycling drive phytoplankton productivity in the offshore Mississippi River plume
Impacts of climate change on streamflow in the upper Mississippi River basin: A regional climate model perspective
Implementing agricultural conservation practices: Barriers and incentives
Innovation in agricultural conservation for the Chesapeake Bay: Evaluating progress & addressing future challenges:
Inorganic nitrogen transformations at high loading rates in an oligohaline estuary.
Microbial ammonium recycling in the Mississippi River plume during the drought spring of 2000.
Nitrification in the Upper Mississippi River: patterns, controls, and contributions to the NO3- budget
Nitrogen Cycles: Past, Present, and Future
On the seasonal correlation of surface particle fields with wind stress and Mississippi discharge in the northern Gulf of Mexico,
Optical properties of colored dissolved organic matter in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Perspectives for coastal marine hypoxia in a warmer world
Phosphorus Limitation of Phytoplankton Growth in the Mississippi River Plume: A Case for Dual Nutrient Control?

Phytoplankton community structure and productivity along the axis of the Mississippi River plume in oligotrophic Gulf of Mexico waters.
Picophytoplankton and bacterioplankton in the Mississippi River plume and its adjacent waters
Picophytoplankton and bacterioplankton in the Mississippi River plume and its adjacent waters.
Reducing hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico: Advice from three models.
Sedimentation, carbon export and food web structure in the Mississippi River plume described by inverse analysis
Storm-induced injection of the Mississippi River plume into the open Gulf of Mexico.
Suspended sediment, C, N, P, and Si yields from the Mississippi River Basin.
Temperature and Salinity Variability in the Mississippi Bight*
Temporal variability in sources of dissolved organic carbon in the lower Mississippi River.
The influence of climate on in-stream removal of nitrogen*
Transformation of dissolved and particulate materials on continental shelves influenced by large rivers: plume processes.
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An evaluation of sediment rating curves for estimating suspended sediment concentrations in subsequent flux calculations
Anthropogenically induced changes in sediment and biogenic silica fluxes in Chesapeake Bay
Aquatic hypoxia is an endocrine disruptor and impairs fish reproduction.
Awakening the dead zone: An investment for agriculture, water quality, and climate changes*
Benthic foraminifers from the continental shelf and slope of the Gulf of Mexico: an indicator of shelf hypoxia
Biological effects of Mississippi River nitrogen on the northern gulf of Mexico - a review and synthesis
Climate, hypoxia and fisheries: Implications of global climate change for the Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone
Climatic influences on riverine nitrate flux: Implications for coastal marine eutrophication and hypoxia
Evaluating the impacts of land management and climate variability on crop production and nitrate export across the Upper Mississippi Basin*
Forecasting Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico: Responses to Nutrient Loadings from the Mississippi River Basin.
Future aquatic nutrient limitations.
Global patterns of dissolved N, P and Si in large rivers.
Interactions between nutrients, phytoplankton, growth, and micro- and mesozooplankton grazing in the plume of the Mississippi River
Linking landscape and water quality in the Mississippi River basin for 200 years.
Nitrogen and phosphorus transport between Fourleague Bay, LA, and the Gulf of Mexico: the role of winter cold fronts and Atchafalaya River discharge
Nutrients in the Changjiang and its tributaries
Nutrients in the Upper Mississippi River: Scientific Information to Support Management Decisions: The Upper Mississippi River – Values and Vulnerability:
Photo- and heterotrophic pico- and nanoplankton in the Mississippi River Plume: Distribution and Grazing Activity
Predicting the response of Gulf of Mexico hypoxia to variations in Mississippi River nitrogen load.
Seasonal Phosphorus Limitation on the Louisiana Shelf: A Result of Anthropogenic Nitrogen Loading From the Mississippi River?
Simulated responses of the Gulf of Mexico hypoxia to variations in climate and anthropogenic nutrient loading
Sources and distribution of terrigenous organic matter delivered by the Atchafalaya River to sediments in the northern Gulf of Mexico
The nitrogen cascade.
We All Live Downstream (and Upstream).
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A step increase in streamflow in the conterminous United States
A strikingly rich zone—nutrient enrichment and secondary production in coastal marine ecosystems
Adoption of nutrient management techniques to reduce hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico,
An Operational Forecast Modeling System for the Mississippi Sound/Bight*
Best Management Practices Database Developed by Virginia Tech for Chesapeake Bay Program
Challenges and opportunities for science in reducing nutrient over-enrichment of coastal ecosystems.
Element ratios in aquatic food webs
Global patterns of dissolved inorganic and particulate nitrogen inputs to coastal systems: recent conditions and future projections.
Harmful algal blooms and eutrophication: nutrient sources, composition, and consequences.
Hypoxia in the Baltic Sea and basin-scale changes in phosphorus biogeochemistry:
Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico, a.k.a. “The Dead Zone.”
Linkage between microzooplankton grazing and phytoplankton growth in a Gulf of Mexico estuary
Modeling the impact of hydrological changes on nitrate transport in the Mississippi River Basin from 1955-1994.*
Modeling the impacts of decadal changes in riverine nutrient fluxes on coastal eutrophication near the Mississippi River Delta
Nitrogen in aquatic ecosystems.
Nitrogen use in the United States from 1961-200 and potential future trends.
Nutrient-enhanced productivity in the northern Gulf of Mexico: past, present and future.
Quantification of surface suspended sediments along a river dominated coast with NOAA AVHRR and SeaWiFS measurements
Reactive nitrogen and the world: two hundred years of change
Relating net N input in the Mississippi River basin to nitrate flux in the lower Mississippi River: A comparison of approaches.
Review. Effects of hypoxia and organic enrichment on the coastal marine environment
Sediment community metabolism associated with Continental Shelf Hypoxia.
Sediment denitrification in the Gulf of Mexico zone of hypoxia
Sediment geochemical records of eutrophication in the mesohaline Chesapeake Bay.
Sedimentological evidence of an increase in Pseudo-nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) abundance in response to coastal eutrophication
Sources of nutrient pollution to coastal waters in the United States: implications for achieving coastal water quality goals.
Taphonomy on the continental shelf and slope: two-year trends - Gulf of Mexico and Bahamas.
Temporal and spatial large-scale effects of eutrophication and oxygen deficiency on benthic fauna in Scandinavian and Baltic waters – a review
The Calibration /Validation of a Mississippi Sound/bight Model*
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Annual suspended sediment and trace element fluxes in the Mississippi, Columbia, Colorado, and Rio Grande drainage basins [includes P]
Atmospheric deposition of nitrogen: implications for nutrient over-enrichment of coastal waters
Atmospheric Nitrogen Flux from the Watersheds of Major Estuaries of the United States: An Application of the SPARROW Watershed Model,
Chemical and isotopic evidence of nitrogen transformation in the Mississippi River, 1997-98,
Coastal Hypoxia: Consequences for Living Resources and Ecosystems.
Distribution of zooplankton on a seasonally hypoxic continental shelf.
Effect of hypoxia/anoxia on the supply and settlement of benthic invertebrate larvae.
Effects of seasonal hypoxia on continental shelf benthos.
Eutrophication: Nitrate flux in the Mississippi River,
Factors in the decline of coastal ecosystems.
Forecasting the Environment of the Littoral Waters in the Northern Gulf of Mexico*
Future perspectives for hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico
Historical trends of hypoxia on the Louisiana shelf: application of pigments as biomarkers.
Human impact on erodable phosphorus and eutrophication: a global perspective.
Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico
Hypoxia in the Northern Gulf of Mexico: Description, causes and change.
Hypoxia, fertilizer, and the Gulf of Mexico.
Impacts of changing Si/N ratios and phytoplankton species composition
Implications of Global Climate Change for Coastal and Estuarine Hypoxia: Hypotheses, Observations and Models for the Northern Gulf of Mexico
Isotopic and chemical composition of inorganic and organic water-quality samples from the Mississippi River Basin, 1997-98*
Least-cost management of nonpoint source pollution: source reduction versus interception strategies for controlling nitrogen loss in the Mississippi Basin.
Long-term changes in concentrations and flux of nitrogen in the Mississippi River Basin, USA,
Molecular indicators of the sources and transformations of dissolved organic matter in the Mississippi river plume
Morphology and DNA content of bacterioplankton in the northern Gulf of Mexico – analyses by epifluorescence microscopy and flow cytometry
Natural and anthropogenic changes in Chesapeake Bay during the last 1000 years
Nitrate-N in surface waters as influenced by climatic conditions and agricultural practices.
Nitrification induced inhibition of heterotrophic bacterial production in the hypoxic region of the Mississippi River plume.
Nitrogen input to the Gulf of Mexico.
Northern Gulf of Mexico Littoral Initiative Modeling Program*
Numerical increases and distributional shifts of Chrysaora quinquecirrha (Desor) and Aurelia aurita (Linne) (Cnidaria : Scyphozoa) in the northern Gulf of Mexico
Organic matter distribution and accumulation on the inner Louisiana shelf west of the Atchafalaya River
Our evolving conceptual model of the coastal eutrophication problem
Physiological responses to hypoxia*
Reducing nitrogen loading to the Gulf of Mexico from the Mississippi River basin: Strategies to counter a persistent ecological problem.
Responses of nekton and demersal and benthic fauna to decreasing oxygen concentrations.
Science and integrated drainage basin coastal management. Chesapeake Bay and Mississippi Delta.
Seasonal hypoxia in the bottom water off the Mississippi River delta.
Shift from P to N limitation of phytoplankton growth across the Pearl River estuarine plume during summer.
Some effects of eutrophication on pelagic and demersal marine food webs.
Tropical storm and hurricane wind effects on water level, salinity, and sediment transport in the river-influenced Atchafalaya-Vermilion Bay system, Louisiana, USA.
Understanding human impact on the Baltic ecosystem: changing view in recent decades
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A comparison of independent N-loading estimates for U.S. estuaries.
Atmospheric deposition of nitrogen in coastal waters: biogeochemical and ecological implications
Atmospheric nitrogen in the Mississippi River Basin - emissions, deposition and transport
Benthic Foraminifera and environmental changes in Long Island Sound.
Case Study - Hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico*
Continuous underway measurement of microbial ectoenzyme activities in aquatic ecosystems.
Cyanobacterial blooms in the Baltic Sea: natural or human-induced?
Distribution and controlling mechanisms of primary production over the Louisiana-Texas continental shelf
Effect of stream channel size on the delivery of nitrogen to the Gulf of Mexico,
Effects of natural light on nitrogen dynamics.
Eutrophication of marine waters: effects on benthic microbial communities
Historical trends in Chesapeake Bay dissolved oxygen based on benthic foraminifera from sediment cores
Impacts of winter storms on circulation and sediment transport: Atchafalaya-Vermilion Bay region, Louisiana, USA
Influence of river flow and nutrient loads on selected ecosystem processes: A synthesis of Chesapeake Bay data.
Louisiana estuarine and coastal fisheries and habitats: Perspectives from a fish's eye view
Macrobenthic community structure within and beneath the oxygen minimum zone, northwest Arabian Sea
Microbial metabolism and nutrient cycling in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River plumes
Modeling Hydrodynamics of the Mississippi River Sound and Adjoining Rivers, Bays and Shelf Waters*
Nitrogen Flux and sources in the Mississippi River Basin.
Nitrogen in the Mississippi Basin—Estimating sources and predicting flux to the Gulf of Mexico
Nutrient load characterization from integrated source data for the lower Mississippi River
Nutrient pollution of coastal rivers, bays, and seas.
Paleoecology of submerged macrophytes in the Upper Chesapeake Bay
Sources of Nutrients in the Nation's Watersheds
The effects of hypoxia on animal distributions.
Time scales of nutrient losses from land to sea—a European perspective.
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Streamflow trends in the United States:
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A Simulation of the Circulation in the Gulf of Mexico*
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11-19-07 HAP report

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