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    Cape Cod

    National Seashore Massachusetts

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  • Nauset Marsh Trail Footbridge Temporary Closure After Labor Day

    A small footbridge on the Nauset Marsh trail will be closed for repair for two weeks following Labor Day. Ask at the visitor center for detour information.

  • Sections of Boardwalk Closed at Red Maple Swamp Trail

    Sections of the boardwalk at the Red Maple Swamp Trail have been closed due to structural deterioration and safety concerns. Check at Salt Pond Visitor Center for the current status of this trail, and for your safety, remain out of closed areas.

Resource Briefs & Reports

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Resource Briefs are documents produced by park scientists in an effort to disseminate information about ongoing ecosystem monitoring projects taking place within the park. Resource briefs are an effective way to share information with other natural resource scientists and the public in a concise manner. Please visit our Resource Briefs page to view or download these documents.

 

ARLC Supported Publications

The citations below are a partial list of journal articles and theses that have utilized Atlantic Research & Learning Center facilities and resources while conducting data collection and/or analysis for their research. The list is intended to represent the diverse opportunities for research within Cape Cod National Seashore. Please review this list of publications to gain a greater perspective of past research. Links to abstracts are provided where available.

Argow, A.B., Hughes, Z.J., and D.M. FitzGerald. 2011. Ice Raft Formation, Sediment Load, and Theoretical Potential for Ice-rafted Sediment Influz on Northern Coastal Wetlands. Continental Shelf Research 31(12): 1294-1305.

Bertness, M.D., Holdredge, C. and A.H. Altieri. 2009. Substrate Mediates Consumer Control of Salt Marsh Cordgrass on Cape Cod, New England. Ecology 90(8): 2108-2117.

Bertness, M.D., and B.R. Silliman. 2008. Consumer Control of Salt Marshes Driven by Human Disturbance. Conservation Biology 22: 618-623.

Boland, K.M., and Litvaitis, J.A. 2008. Role of predation and hunting on cottontail mortality at Cape Cod National Seashore, Massachusetts. Canadian Journal of Zoology 86: 918-927.

Buchanan, S.W. 2012. Ecology of the eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos) at Cape Cod National Seashore, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. MS Thesis, Montclair State University. pp. 104.

Elkinton, J.S., D.Parry, and G.H. Boettner. 2006. Implicating an introduced generalist parasitoid in the invasive browntail moth's enigmatic demise. Ecology 87(10): 2664 - 2672.

Forman, S.L., Z. Sagintayev, M. Sultan, S. Smith, R. Becker, M. Kendall, and L. Marìn. 2008. The 20th century migration of parabolic dunes and wetland formation at Cape Cod National Seashore, MA: Landscape response to a legacy of environmental disturbance. The Holocene 18(5): 765-774.

Gwilliam, E. L. 2004. Extent and composition of open coastal sandplain plant communities of the Cape Cod National Seashore. MS Thesis, University of Rhode Island. pp 80.

Holdredge, C., Bertness, M.D., and A.H. Altieri. 2009. Role of Crab Herbivory in Die-Off of New England Salt Marshes. Conservation Biology 23: 672-679.

James-Pirri, M.J., P. Veillette, and A. Leschen. 2012. Selected hemolymph serum constituents of captive, bled, and wild caught female American horseshoe crabs (Limulus polyphemus). Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology. Accepted pending revisions.

James-Pirri, MJ. 2010. Seasonal movement of the American horseshoe crab Limulus polyphemus in a semi-enclosed bay on Cape Cod, Massachusetts (USA) as determined by acoustic telemetry. Current Zoology 56: 575-586.

Lasek-Nesselquist, E., A.L. Bogomolni, R.J. Gast, D.M. Welch, J.C. Ellis, M.L. Sogin, and M.J. Moore. 2008. Molecular characterization of Giardia intestinalis haplotypes in marine animals: variation and zoonotic potential. Disease of Aquatic Organisms 81: 39-51.

Lewis, Z.R., R. Kerney, and J. Hanken. 2011. Lung development in lungless salamanders! Developmental Biology 356: 250-251.

Lyons, P., C. Thornber, J. Portnoy & E. Gwilliam. 2008. Dynamics of macroalgal blooms along the Cape Cod National Seashore. Northeast Naturalist 16(1): 53-66.

O'Connell, A. F., N.W. Talancy, L.L. Bailey, J.R. Sauer, R. Cook, and A.T.Gilbert. 2006. Estimating site occupancy and detection probability parameters for mammals in a coastal ecosystem. Journal of Wildlife Management 70(6): 1625-1633.

Schneider, E.G. 2005. Behavioral Ecology of an incubating shorebird: the effects of ambient temperature and human disturbance on piping plover (Charadrius melodus) Incubation Patterns at Cape Cod National Seashore. MS Thesis, University of Rhode Island. pp. 97.

Selfridge, J.A., D. Parry, and G.H. Boettner. 2007. Parasitism of barrens buck moth Hemileuca maia drury in early and late successional pine barrens habitat. Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society 61(4): 213 - 221.

Thelen, B.A., Thiet, R.K. 2008. Molluscan community recovery following partial tidal restoration of a New England estuary, U.S.A. Restoration Ecology 17(5): 695-703.

Timm, B.C., K. McGarigal, and R.P. Cook. 2010. Scaphiopus h. holbrookii predation. Herpetological Review 41: 207.

Timm, B.C., and K. McGarigal. 2010. The diets of subadult Fowler's toads (Bufo fowleri) and Eastern spadefoot toads (Scaphiopus h. holbrookii) at Cape Cod National Seashore, USA. Herpetological Review 41:154-156.

Tupper, T.A., Streicher, J.W., Greenspan, S.E., Timm, B.C., and Cook, R.P. 2011. Detection of Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in anurans of Cape Cod National Seashore, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Herpetological Review: 42(1): 62-65.

Tupper TA, McLean MD, Buchanan S. 2009. Oviposition in northern clade B. fowleri: implications for conservation. Applied Herpetology 6: 343-353.

Tupper, T.A., Cook, R.P. 2008. Habitat variables influencing breeding effort in northern clade Bufo fowleri: Implications for conservation. Applied Herpetology 5: 101-119.

Tupper, T.A., Cook, R.P., Timm, B.C., Goodstine, A. 2007. Improving calling surveys for detecting Fowler's Toads, Bufo fowleri, in southern New England, USA. Applied Herpetology 4: 245-259.

Tupper, T.A. 2006. Variables Influencing Vocalization and Breeding Effort in the Fowler's Toad, Bufo fowleri, in Southern New England. PhD Dissertation, George Mason University. pp 112.

Von Holle, B., K.A. Joseph, E.F. Largay, and R.G. Lohnes. 2006. Facilitations between the introduced nitrogen-fixing tree, Robinia pseudoacacia, and nonnative plant species in the glacial outwash upland ecosystem of Cape Cod, MA. Biodiversity and Conservation 15(7): 2197-2215.





Did You Know?

Herring River dike, Wellfleet

Cape Cod National Seashore includes over 2500 acres of historically diked salt marshes, 35% of the Massachusetts total, and including some of the biggest diked marshes in the Gulf of Maine. Work continues, in cooperation with other agencies and private groups, to restore these degraded estuaries.