Lab Publications

Special Issues of Scientific Journals:

Breitburg, D.L., T. Jordan and D. Lipton. (eds.) 2003. From Ecology to Economics: tracing human influence in the Patuxent River Estuary and its watershed. Special Issue of Estuaries. Vol 26 (2a). 229 pp. >> 

Breitburg, D.L., S.P. Seitzinger and J.G. Sanders. (eds.) 1999. The effects of multiple stressors in marine and freshwater systems. Limnology and Oceanography (Special issue) 44 (issue 3, part 2). 233pp. >> 

In Print:

Fulford, R.S., D.L. Breitburg, R.I.E. Newell and M. Luckenbach. 2010. Comparing response of estuarine food webs to oyster restoration and nutrient load reduction with a multi-species bioenergetics model. Ecological Applications 20:915?934. [doi:10.1890/08-1796.1]

Fulford, R.S., D.L. Breitburg, R.I.E. Newell and M. Luckenbach. Differences in relative predation vulnerability between native and non-native oyster larvae and the influence on restoration planning in an estuarine ecosystem. Estuaries and Coasts. [DOI: 10.1007/s12237-010-9360-8]

Najjar, R., C.R. Pyke, M.B. Adams, D. Breitburg, C. Hershner, M. Kemp, R. Howarth, M. Mulholland, M. Paolisso, D. Secor, K.Sellner, D.Wardrop, and R.Wood. 2010. Potential climate-change impacts on the Chesapeake Bay. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 86: 1-20. [doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2009.09.026]

Breitburg, D.L., B. Crump, J. Dabiri and C. Gallegos. 2010. Ecosystem engineers in the Pelagic Realm: Alteration of habitat by species ranging from microbes to jellyfish. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50:188-200. 

Hondorp, D.W., D.L. Breitburg and L.A. Davias. 2010. Eutrophication and fisheries: separating the effects of nitrogen loads and hypoxia on the pelagic-to-demersal ration and other measures of landings composition. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 2:339-361.(DOI:10.1577/C09-020.1)

Kolesar, S.E., D.L. Breitburg, J.E. Purcell, and M.B. Decker. 2010. Effects of hypoxia on vertical habitat overlap and clearance rates on ichthyoplankton and zooplankton by Mnemiopsis leidyi ctenophores in the Patuxent River estuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series 411: 173-188.

Breitburg, D.L., Hondorp, L.W. Davias, and R.J. Diaz. 2009. Hypoxia, nitrogen and fisheries: Integrating effects across local and global landscapes. Annual Reviews in Marine Science.1: 329-350. >>

Diaz, R.J. and D.L. Breitburg. 2009. The hypoxic environment. Pp 2-23 in JG. Richards, A.P. Farrell and C.J. Brauner, eds. Hypoxia. Fish Physiology Vol 27. Academic Press. Amsterdam.
Breitburg, D. L., Craig, J.K., Fulford, R.S., Rose, K.A., Boynton, W.R., Brady, D., Ciotti, B.J., Diaz, R.J., Friedland, K.D., Hagy, J.D. III , Hart, D.R., Hines, A.H., Houde, E.D., Kolesar, S.E., Nixon, S.W., Rice, J.A., Secor, D.H., Targett, T. E. 2009. Nutrient Enrichment and Fisheries Exploitation: Interactive Effects on Estuarine Living Resources and Their Management. Hydrobiologia 629: 31-47. Eutrophication in Coastal Ecosystems: Selected papers from the Second International Symposium on Research and Management of Eutrophication in Coastal Ecosystems, 20–23 June 2006, Nyborg, Denmark. Guest Editors: J.H. Andersen & D.J. Conley  pdf
Batiuk, R.A., D.L. Breitburg, R.J. Diaz, T.M. Cronin, D.H. Secor and G. Thursby. 2009. Derivation of Habitat-Specific Dissolved Oxygen Criteria for Chesapeake Bay and its Tidal Tributaries. . Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 381: S204-S215.
Rose, K.A., A.T. Adamack, C. A. Murphy, S.E. Sable, S.E. Kolesar, J.K. Craig, D.L. Breitburg, P. Thomas, M.H. Brouwer, C.F. Cerco. 2009. Does hypoxia have population-level effects on coastal fish? Musings from the virtual world. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.  381:S188-S203.
Graham, E.S., D.M. Tuzzolino, R.B. Burrell, and D.L. Breitburg. 2009. Interannual variation in gelatinous zooplankton and their prey in the Rhode River, Maryland.  Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Science. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Science. 38: 369-378.
Tamburri, M.N., D.L. Breitburg, S.M. Bonniwell and M.W. Luckenbach. 2008. Settlement of Crassostrea ariakensis larvae: Effects of substrate, biofilms, sediment and adult chemical cues. Journal of Shellfish Research. 27:601-608

Fulford, R.S., D.L. Breitburg, R.I.E. Newell, W.M. Kemp, and M. Luckenbach. 2007. Effects of oyster population restoration strategies on phytoplankton biomass in Chesapeake Bay: A flexible modeling approach. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 336:43-61. >> 

National Research Council. 2007. A Review of the Final Ocean Research Priorities Plan and Implementation Strategy. Committee to Review the JSOST Research Priorities Plan, National Research Council  The National Academies Press, Washington, DC. D. Breitburg, committee member. 148 pp. 

Breitburg, D.L. and R.S. Fulford. 2006. Oyster-sea nettle interdependence and altered control within the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Estuaries and Coasts 29:776-784. pdf

Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Panel (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Chesapeake Bay Office). 2006. Fisheries ecosystem planning for Chesapeake Bay. American Fisheries Society, Trends in Fisheries Science and Management 3, Bethesda, Maryland. (D. Breitburg, Panel Member)

Breitburg, D.L. and E. Houde. 2006.  Habitat, habitat requirements, and habitat management. Pages 145-188 in Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Panel (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Chesapeake Bay Office). Fisheries ecosystem planning for Chesapeake Bay. American Fisheries Society, Trends in Fisheries Science and Management 3, Bethesda, Maryland.

Breitburg, D.L. and G.F. Riedel.  2005. Multiple stressors in marine systems. Pp 167-182 In E. Norse and L. Crowder, eds. Marine Conservation Biology: The Science of Maintaining the Seaâ??s Biodiversity. Island Press, Washington.

Richmond, C.E., D. L. Breitburg and K.A. Rose. 2005. The role of environmental generalist species in ecosystem function. Ecological Modeling. 188: 279-295. >> 

Grove, M. and D.L. Breitburg. 2005. Growth and reproduction of gelatinous zooplankton exposed to low dissolved oxygen. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 301: 185-198>> 

Decker, M.B., D.L. Breitburg and J.E. Purcell. 2004. Effects of low dissolved oxygen on zooplankton predation by the ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi.  Marine Ecology Progress Series. 280:163-172. >> 

National Research Council. 2004. River Basins and Coastal Systems Planning within the U.S. Army corps of Engineers. (D. Breitburg, panel member). The National Academies Press. Washington, D.C. 167 pp.

Decker, M.B., D.L. Breitburg, and N.H. Marcus. 2003. Geographical differences in behavioral responses to hypoxia: local adaptation to an anthropogenic stressor? Ecological Applications 13:1104-1109. >> 

Bundy, M.H., D.L. Breitburg, R.W. Osman and K.G. Sellner. 2003. The responses of Patuxent River upper trophic levels to nutrient and trace element induced changes in the lower food web. Estuaries 26: 365-384. >> 

Riedel, G.F., J.G. Sanders and D.L. Breitburg. 2003. Seasonal variability in response of estuarine phytoplankton communities to stress: Linkages between toxic trace elements and nutrient enrichment. Estuaries 26: 323-338. >> 

Wiegner, T.N., S.P. Seitzinger, D.L. Breitburg and J.G. Sanders. 2003. The Effects of Multiple Stressors on the Balance between Autotrophic and Heterotrophic Processes in an Estuarine System. Estuaries 26:352-364. >> 

Breitburg, D.L., A. Adamack, S.E. Kolesar, M.B. Decker, K.A. Rose, J.E. Purcell, J.E. Keister, and J.H. Cowan, Jr. 2003. The pattern and influence of low dissolved oxygen in the Patuxent River, a seasonally hypoxic estuary. Estuaries 26: 280-297. pdf

Breitburg, D.L., T.E. Jordan and D. Lipton. 2003. Preface- From ecology to economics: Tracing human influence in the Patuxent River Estuary and its watershed. Estuaries 26: 167-170. >> 

Laursen, A.E., S.P. Seitzinger, R. Dekorsey, J.G. Sanders, D.L. Breitburg, and R.W. Osman. 2002. Multiple stressors in an estuarine system: effects of nutrients, trace metals, and trophic complexity on benthic photosynthesis and respiration. Estuaries. 25:57-69. pdf

Breitburg, D.L. 2002. Effects of hypoxia, and the balance between hypoxia and enrichment, on coastal fishes and fisheries. Estuaries. 25:767-781. pdf 

Breitburg, D.L., L. Pihl and S.E. Kolesar. 2001. Effects of low dissolved oxygen on the behavior, ecology and harvest of fishes: a comparison of the Chesapeake and Baltic systems. Pages 241-267 In Nancy N. Rabalais and R. Eugene Turner (eds.), Coastal Hypoxia: Consequences for Living Resources and Ecosystems. Coastal and Estuarine Studies 58, American Geophysical Union, Washington , D.C.

Purcell, J.E., D.L. Breitburg, M.B. Decker, W.M. Graham, M.J.Youngbluth, and K. Rastoff. 2001. 77-100. Pelagic Cnidarians and Ctenophores in Low Dissolved Oxygen Environments. Pages 241-267 In Nancy N. Rabalais and R. Eugene Turner (eds.), Coastal Hypoxia: Consequences for Living Resources and Ecosystems. Coastal and Estuarine Studies 58, American Geophysical Union , Washington , D.C.

Boynton, W.R., J.D. Hagy, and D.L. Breitburg. 2001. Issues of Scale in Land-Margin Ecosystems. Pages 299-330 In Robert H. Gardner, W. Michael Kemp, Victor S. Kennedy, and John E. Peterson, eds. Scaling Relations in Experimental Ecology. Columbia University Press, New York .

Breitburg, D.L., L.D. Coen, M.W. Luckenbach, R. Mann, M. Posey, and J.A. Wesson. 2000. Oyster Reef Restoration: Convergence of Harvest and Conservation Strategies. Journal of Shellfish Research. 19:371-377. 

Keister, J.E., E.D. Houde and D.L. Breitburg. 2000. Effects of bottom-layer hypoxia on abundances and depth distributions of organisms in Patuxent River , Chesapeake Bay . Marine Ecology Progress Series. 205:43-59.  >> 

Coen, L.D., M.W. Luckenbach, and D.L. Breitburg. 1999. The role of oyster reefs as essential fish habitat: a review of current knowledge and some new perspectives. Pages 438-454 in L. R. Benaka, editor. Fish Habitat: Essential Fish Habitat and Rehabilitation. American Fisheries Society, Symposium 22. Bethesda , Maryland .

Breitburg, D.L., K.H. Rose, and J.A. Cowan, Jr. 1999. Linking water quality to survival of larval fishes: predation mortality of fish larvae in an oxygen-structured water column. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 178:39-54.  >> 

Breitburg, D.L., S.P. Seitzinger and J.G. Sanders. (eds.) 1999. The effects of multiple stressors in marine and freshwater systems. Limnology and Oceanography (Special issue) 44 (issue 3, part 2). 233pp.

Breitburg, D.L., S.P. Seitzinger and J.G. Sanders. 1999. Effects of multiple stressors in marine and freshwater systems: Preface to special issue of Limnology and Oceanography. Limnology and Oceanography (Special issue). 44 (issue 3, part 2). 2 pp.

Breitburg, D.L., J.G. Sanders, C.G. Gilmour, C.A. Hatfield, R.W. Osman, G.F. Riedel, S.P. Seitzinger and K.G. Sellner. 1999. Variability in responses to nutrients and trace elements, and transmission of stressor effects through an estuarine food web. Limnology and Oceanography. 44:837-863.

Breitburg, D.L. 1999. Are three-dimensional structure and healthy oyster populations the keys to an ecologically interesting and important fish community? Pp239-250 in M.W. Luckenbach, R. Mann and J.A. Wesson (eds.) Oyster Reef Habitat Restoration. A Synopsis and Synthesis of Approaches. Virginia Institute of Marine Science Press, Gloucester Point , VA.

Breitburg, D.L., J. Baxter, C. Hatfield, R.W. Howarth, C.G. Jones, G.M. Lovett and C. Wigand. 1998. Understanding effects of multiple stressors: ideas and challenges. pp 416-431. In: M. Pace and P. Groffman, eds. Successes, Limitations and Frontiers in Ecosystem Science. Springer, NY.

Breitburg, D.L. 1998. Scaling eutrophication effects between species and ecosystems: the importance of variation and similarity among species with similar functional roles. Australian Journal of Ecology 23:280-286.

Breitburg, D.L. 1998. Scaling up from species to ecosystems: functional redundancy and complementarity. pp 263-267 in G.P. Jones, P.J. Doherty, B.D. Mapstone and L. Howlett, eds. Recruitment and population dynamics of coral reef fishes. CRC Reef Research Centre. Townsville , Australia . 297 pp.

Breitburg, D.L, T. Loher, C.A. Pacey, A. Gerstein. 1997. Varying effects of low dissolved oxygen on trophic interactions in an estuarine food web. Ecological Monographs 67:489-507.

Breitburg, D.L. 1996. Consumer mobility and the relative importance of consumption and competition following physical disturbance. Marine Ecology Progress Series.138:83-92. 

Bowie , G.L., J.G. Sanders, G.F. Riedel, C.C. Gilmour, D.L. Breitburg, G.A. Cutter and D.B. Porcella. 1996. Assessing selenium cycling and accumulation in aquatic ecosystems. Water Air and Soil Pollution 90:93-104.

Breitburg, D.L. 1995. Linking ecosystem-level processes with population-level responses: the importance of variation among species in predicting effects of estuarine eutrophication. p. 47 In: P. Hill and S. Nelson (eds.), Toward a Sustainable Coastal Watershed: The Chesapeake Experiment. Ches. Res. Cons. Pub 149. Solomons, MD.

Breitburg, D.L., Steinberg, N., DuBeau, S., Cooksey, C, and Houde, E.D. 1994. Effects of low oxygen on predation on estuarine fish larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 104: 235-246.

Breitburg, D.L. 1994.Behavioral responses of fish larvae to low oxygen risk in a stratified water column. Marine Biology 120:615-625.

Breitburg, D.L and T. Loher. 1994. Effects of physical disturbance on fish trophic interactions: the importance of consumer mobility. p 241-254 in D.J. Stouder, K. Fresh, and Robert J. Feller, eds. Feeding ecology of fishes: theory and application. Belle Baruch Library in Marine Science.

Breitburg, D.L., M.A. Palmer, and T. Loher. 1995. Effects of flow, structure and larval schooling behavior on settlement behavior of oyster reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 125: 45-60.

Newell, R.I.E. and D.L. Breitburg. 1993. Oyster reefs. pp 61-64. In: Chesapeake Bay strategy for the restoration and protection of ecologically valuable species. Chesapeake Bay Program, Annapolis .

Breitburg, D. L. 1992.Episodic hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay : interacting effects of recruitment, behavior and a physical disturbance. Ecological Monographs 62:525-546.

Abbe, G. R. and D. L. Breitburg. 1992. The influence of oyster toadfish ( Opsanus tau ) and crab ( Callinectes sapidus and Xanthidae ) on survival of oyster ( Crassostrea virginica ) spat in Chesapeake Bay : does spat protection always work? Aquaculture 107:21-31.

Breitburg, D. L. 1991. Settlement patterns and presettlement behavior of the naked goby, Gobiosoma bosci , a temperate reef fish. Marine Biology 109:213-221.

Breitburg, D.L. 1991. Monitoring dissolved oxygen in a variable environment: detecting biologically meaningful events. Pages 201-208 in J.A. Mihursky and A. Chaney, eds. New Perspectives in the Chesapeake System: A Research and Management Partnership. Chesapeake Research Consortium Publication no. 137, Solomons, MD.

Osman, R.W., G.R. 1991. Abbe and D.L. Breitburg. Reduction in oyster recruitment as a consequence of periodic exposure to low-oxygen water. Pages 193-200 in J.A. Mihursky and A. Chaney, eds. New Perspectives in the Chesapeake System: A Research and Management Partnership. Chesapeake Research Consortium Publication no. 137, Solomons, MD.

Breitburg, D. L. 1990. Nearshore hypoxia in the Chesapeake Bay : patterns and relationships among physical factors. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 30:593-610.

Sanford, L. P., K. G. Sellner and D. L. Breitburg. 1990. Covariability of dissolved oxygen with physical processes in the summertime Chesapeake Bay . Journal of Marine Research 48:567-590.

Breitburg, D. L. 1989. Demersal schooling by settlement-stage naked goby larvae. Environmental Biology of Fishes 26:97-103.

Breitburg, D. L. 1988. Effects of turbidity on prey consumption by striped bass larvae. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 117:72-77.

Breitburg, D. L. 1988. Oxygen fluctuations and fish population dynamics in a Chesapeake Bay oyster bed. Pages 547-557 in M.P. Lynch and E.C. Krome, Eds. Understanding the Estuary: Advances in Chesapeake Bay Research. Chesapeake Research Consortium, Gloucester Pt., VA.

Breitburg, D. L. 1987.Effects of low dissolved oxygen in the Chesapeake Bay on density, distribution and recruitment of an important benthic fish species. Pages 144 -146 in G.B. Mackiernan, ed. Dissolved oxygen in the Chesapeake Bay . Maryland Sea Grant, College Park , MD.

Breitburg, D. L. 1987. Interspecific competition and the abundance of nest sites: factors affecting sexual selection. Ecology 68:1844-1855.

Breitburg, D. L. 1986. Effects of variable recruitment on protogynous sex change. The American Naturalist 128:551-560.

Breitburg, D. L. 1985. Development of a subtidal epibenthic community: factors affecting species composition and the mechanisms of succession. Oecologia 65:173-184.

Breitburg, D. L. 1984. Residual effects of grazing: inhibition of competitor recruitment by encrusting coralline algae. Ecology 65:1136-1143.

Peer-reviewed Workshop Reports:

Breitburg, D.L. and D. Secor. 2001. Habitat Needs Prospectus for a Chesapeake Bay Fisheries Ecosystem Plan. Chesapeake Bay Ecosystem Plan Workshop Report, FEP Workshop12-13 July 2000, Solomons, MD

Breitburg, D.L. 2002. Suspension feeders: A workshop to assess what we know, don't know, and need to know to determine their effects on water quality. Chesapeake Bay Program. CRC, Edgewater , MD.

Breitburg, D.L., M. Luckenbach and J. Kramer. 2003. Identifying and prioritizing research required to evaluate ecological risks and benefits of introducing diploid Crassostrea ariakensis to restore oysters to Chesapeake Bay . Chesapeake Bay Program Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee. CRC, Edgewater , MD.