Peer-Reviewed Publications

84 Peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and proceedings chapters.
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Journal Articles

  1. Patton, B.A., J.A. Nyman and M.K. La Peyre. Accepted. Living on the edge: Multi-scale analyses of bird habitat use in coastal marshes of Barataria Basin, Louisiana, USA. Wetlands.
  2. Knight, I.A., J.T. Cronin, M. Gill, J.A. Nyman, B.E. Wilson, and R. Diaz. in press. Investigating plant phenotype, salinity, and infestation by the Roseau Cane Scale as factors in the die-back of Phragmites australis in the Mississippi River Delta, USA. Wetlands.
  3. Hillman, E.R., V.H. Rivera-Monroy, J.A. Nyman and M.K. La Peyre. 2020. Estuarine submerged aquatic vegetation habitat provides organic carbon storage across a shifting landscape. Science of the Total Environment. 717(2020)137217.
  4. Hiatt, M., G. Snedden, J.W. Day, R.V. Rohli, J.A. Nyman, R. Lane, and L.A. Sharp. 2019. Drivers and impacts of water level fluctuations in the Mississippi River delta: Implications for delta restoration. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 224:117-137.
  5. Knight, I.A., B.E. Wilson, M. Gill, L. Aviles, J.T. Cronin, J.A. Nyman, S.A. Schneider, and R. Diaz. 2018. Invasion of Nipponaclerda biwakoensis (Hemiptera: Aclerdidae) and Phragmites australis die-back in southern Louisiana, USA. Biological Invasions
  6. Colonna, W.J., M.E. Marti, J.A. Nyman, C. Green, C.E. Glatz. 2017. Hemolysis as a rapid screening technique for assessing the toxicity of native surfactin and a genetically engineered derivative. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy 36:505-510.
  7. Peyronnin, N.S., R.H. Caffey, J.H. Cowan Jr., D. Justic, A.S. Kolker. S.B. Laska. A. McCorquodale, E. Melancon Jr., J.A. Nyman, R.R. Twilley, J.M. Visser, J.R. White, and J.G. Wilkins. 2017. Optimizing sediment diversion operations: working group recommendations for integrating complex ecological and social landscape interactions. Water 9:368, DOI:10.3390/w9060368.
  8. Rietl, A.J., J.A. Nyman, C.W. Lindau, and C.R. Jackson. 2017. Gulf ribbed mussels (Geukensi granosissima) increase methane emissions from a coastal Spartina alterniflora marsh. Estuaries and Coasts 40:832-841
  9. Rietl, A.J., J.A. Nyman, C.W. Lindau, and C.R. Jackson. 2017. Wetland methane emissions altered by vegetation disturbance: an interaction between stem clipping and nutrient enrichment. Aquatic Botany 136:205-211. DOI 10.1016/j.aquabot.2016.10.008
  10. Tobias, V.D., and J.A. Nyman. 2017. Leaf tissue indicators of flooding stress in the above- and below-ground biomass of Spartina patens. Journal of Coastal Research. 33:309-330.
  11. Nyman, J.A. and C.W. Lindau. 2016. Nutrient availability and flooding stress interact to affect growth and mercury concentration in Taxodium distichum (L.) Rich. seedlings. Environmental and Experimental Botany 125:77-86. DOI 10.1016/j.envexpbot.2016.02.004
  12. Rietl, A.J., M.E. Overlander, J.A. Nyman, and C.R. Jackson. 2015. Microbial community composition and extracellular enzyme activities associated with Juncus romerianus and Spartina alterniflora vegetated sediments in Louisiana saltmarshes. Microbial Ecology. DOI 10.1007/s00248-015-0651-2
  13. Williamson, M.F., V.D. Tobias, and J.A. Nyman. 2014. Effects of freshwater and nutrient input on chemical concentrations in Spartina alterniflora (Loisel). Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis 45:925-933 DOI: 10.1080/00103624.2013.867052
  14. Ialeggio, J.S., and J.A. Nyman. 2014. Nutria grazing preference as a function of fertilization. Wetlands 34:1039–1045. DOI 10.1007/s13157-014-0557-7
  15. Tobias, V.D., M.F. Williamson, and J.A. Nyman. 2014. A comparison of the elemental composition of leaf tissue Spartina patens and Spartina alterniflora in Louisiana’s coastal marshes. Journal of Plant Nutrition 37:1327-1344.
    DOI: 10.1080/01904167.2014.881871.
  16. Scaroni, A.E., Y. Siyuan, C.W. Lindau, and J.A. Nyman. 2014. Nitrous oxide emissions from soils in Louisiana’s Atchafalaya River Basin. Wetlands DOI 10.1007/s13157-014-0521-6. [PDF]
  17. Nyman, J.A. 2014. Integrating Successional Ecology and the Delta Lobe Cycle in wetland research and restoration. Estuaries and Coasts 37:1490–1505. DOI 10.1007/s12237-013-9747-4.
  18. Marti, M.E., W.J. Colonna, P. Patra, H. Zhang, C. Green, G. Reznik, M. Pynn, K. Jarrell, J.A. Nyman, P.Somasundaran, C.E. Glatz, and B.P. Lamsal. 2014. Production and characterization of microbial surfactants for potential use in oil-spill remediation. Enzyme and Microbial Technology 55:31-39.
  19. Morris, J.T., G,P. Shaffer, and J.A. Nyman. 2013. Brinson Review: perspectives on the influence of nutrients on the sustainability of coastal wetlands. Wetlands 33:975-988. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-013-0480-3.
  20. Kuhl, A.J., J.A. Nyman, M.D. Kaller, and C.C. Green. 2013. Dispersant and salinity effects on weathering and acute toxicity of South Louisiana Crude oil. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 32:2611-2620.
  21. Nyman, J.A., D.M. Baltz, M.D. Kaller, P.L. Leberg, C. Parsons Richards, R.P. Romaire, and T.M. Soniat. 2013. Likely Changes in habitat quality for fish and wildlife in coastal Louisiana during the next 50 years. Journal of Coastal Research Special Issue 67:60-74. DOI: 10.2112/SI_67_5.
  22. Lindau, C.W., A.E. Scaroni, V.H. Rivera-Monroy, and J.A. Nyman. 2011. Comparison of 15N2Flux and Acetylene Inhibition Denitrification Methods in Atchafalaya River Basin Sediments. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 26: 337-334 DOI: 10.1080/02705060.2011.557480
  23. Burcham, A.K., J.H. Merino, T.C. Michot, and J.A. Nyman. 2012. Arbuscular mycorrhizae occur in common Spartina species. Gulf of Mexico Science 2012:14-19.
  24. O’Connell, J.L. and J.A. Nyman. 2011. Effects of marsh pond terracing on coastal wintering waterbirds before and after Hurricane Rita. Environmental Management. 48:975-984. DOI 10.1007/s00267-011-9741-1
  25. Ford, M., and J.A. Nyman. 2011. Preface: an overview of the Atchafalaya River. Hydrobiologia. 658:1-5. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-010-0469-3
  26. Scaroni, A.E., J.A. Nyman, and C.W. Lindau. 2011. Comparison of denitrification characteristics among three habitat types of a large river floodplain; Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana. Hydrobiologia. 658:17-25. DOI: 10.1007/s10750-010-0471-9
  27. Scaroni, A.E., C.W. Lindau, and J.A. Nyman. 2010. Spatial variability of sediment denitrification across the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana, USA. Wetlands. 30:949-955. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-010-0091-1
  28. O’Connell, and J.A. Nyman. 2010. Marsh terraces in coastal Louisiana increase marsh edge and densities of waterbirds. Wetlands 30:125-135. DOI: 10.1007/s13157-009-0009-y
  29. Merino, J., D. Huval, and A.J. Nyman. 2010. Implication of nutrient and salinity interaction on the productivity of Spartina patens. Wetlands Ecology and Management 18:111-117. DOI: 10.1007/s11273-008-9124-4
  30. Tobias, V.D., J.A. Nyman, R.D. DeLaune, and J.D. Foret. 2010. Improving marsh restoration: leaf tissue chemistry identifies factors limiting production in Spartina patens. Plant Ecology. 207:141-148. DOI: 10.1007/s11258-009-9660-x
  31. Nyman, J.A., M.K. La Peyre, A. Caldwell, S. Piazza, C. Thom, C. Winslow. 2009. Defining restoration targets for water depth and salinity in wind-dominated Spartina patens (Ait.) Muhl. coastal marshes. Journal of Hydrology 376:327-336. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2009.06.001
  32. Lindau, C.W., R.D. DeLaune, A.E. Scaroni and J.A. Nyman. 2008. Denitrification in cypress swamp within the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana. Chemosphere 70:886-894. DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.06.084
  33. La Peyre, M.K., B. Gossman, and J.A. Nyman. 2007. Assessing functional equivalency of nekton habitat in enhanced habitats: Comparison of terraced and unterraced marsh ponds. Estuaries and Coasts 33 (3), 526-536.
  34. Nyman, J.A., P.L. Klerks, and S. Bhattacharyya. 2007. Effects of chemical additives on hydrocarbon disappearance and biodegradation in freshwater marsh microcosms. Environmental Pollution 149:227-238. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2006.12.028
  35. Kanouse, S., M.K. La Peyre, and J.A. Nyman. 2006. Nekton use of Ruppia maritima and non-vegetated bottom habitat types within brackish marsh ponds. Marine Ecology Progress Series 327:61-69. DOI: 10.3354/meps327061
  36. Nyman, J.A., R.J. Walters, R.D. DeLaune, and W.H. Patrick, Jr. 2006. Marsh vertical accretion via vegetative growth. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 69:370-380. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2006.05.041
  37. Merino, J.H., J.A. Nyman, and T. Michot. 2005. Effects of season and marsh management on submersed aquatic vegetation in coastal Louisiana brackish marsh ponds. Ecological Restoration 23:235-243. DOI:10.3368/er.23.4.235
  38. La Peyre, M.K., C.S. Bush Thom, C. Winslow, A. Caldwell and J. A. Nyman. 2005. Comparison of seed bank size and composition in fringing, restored, and impounded marsh in southwest Louisiana. Southeastern Naturalist 4:273-286. DOI: 10.1656/1528-7092(2005)004[0273:COSBSA]2.0.CO;2
  39. Bush Thom, C.S., M.K.G. La Peyre, and J.A. Nyman. 2004. Evaluation of nekton use and habitat characteristics of restored Louisiana marsh. Ecological Engineering 23:63-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolgeng.2004.06.012
  40. DeLaune, R.D, J.C. Callaway, W.H. Patrick, Jr., and J.A. Nyman. 2004. An analysis of marsh accretionary processes in Louisiana coastal wetlands. Geoscience and Man 38:129-146.
  41. Klerks, P.L., J.A. Nyman, and S. Bhattacharyya. 2004. Relationship between hydrocarbon measurements and toxicity to a chirinomid, fish larvae, and daphnid for oils and oil spill chemical treatments in laboratory freshwater marsh microcosms. Environmental Pollution 129:345-353. DOI: 10.1016/j.envpol.2003.12.001
  42. Bhattacharyya, S., P.L. Klerks, and J.A. Nyman. 2003. Toxicity to freshwater organisms from oils and oil spill chemical treatments in laboratory microcosms. Environmental Pollution 122:205-215. DOI: 10.1016/S0269-7491(02)00294-4
  43. Steyer, G.D., CE. Sasser, J.M. Visser, E.M. Swenson, J.A. Nyman, and R.C. Raynie. 2003. A proposed coast-wide reference monitoring system for evaluating wetland restoration trajectories. The Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 81:107-117. DOI: 10.1023/A:1021368722681
  44. Pezeshki, S.R., M.W. Hester, Q. Lin, and J.A. Nyman. 2000. The effects of oil spill and clean-up on dominant US Gulf Coast marsh macrophytes: a review. Environmental Pollution 108:129-139. DOI: 10.1016/S0269-7491(99)00244-4
  45. Nyman, J.A. and R.D. DeLaune. 1999. Potential impacts of global sea-level rise on coastal marsh stability. Current Topics in Wetland Biogeochemistry 3:112-117.
  46. Nyman, J.A. 1999. Effects of crude oil and chemical additives on metabolic activity of mixed microbial populations in fresh marsh soils. Microbial Ecology 37:152-162. DOI: 10.1007/s002489900139
  47. Nyman, J.A., and R.H. Chabreck. 1996. Some effects of 30 years of weir management on coastal marsh aquatic vegetation and implications to waterfowl management. Gulf of Mexico Science 14(1):16-25.
  48. Callaway, J.C., J.A. Nyman, and R.D. DeLaune. 1996. Sediment accretion in coastal wetlands: a review and a simulation model of processes. Current Topics in Wetland Biogeochemistry 2:2-23.
  49. Nyman, J.A., C.R. Crozier, and R.D. DeLaune. 1995. Roles and patterns of hurricane sedimentation in an estuarine marsh landscape. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 40:665-679. DOI: 10.1006/ecss.1995.0045
  50. Nyman, J.A., R.D. DeLaune, S.R. Pezeshki, and W.H. Patrick, Jr. 1995. Organic matter fluxes and marsh stability in a rapidly submerging estuarine marsh. Estuaries 18:207-218. DOI: 10.2307/1352631
  51. Crozier, C.R., J.A. Nyman, and R.D. DeLaune. 1994. Symbiotic N fixation by Vigna luteola, a legume of low-salinity Gulf coast marshes. Northeast Gulf Science 13:145-147.
  52. DeLaune, R.D., J.A. Nyman, and W.H. Patrick, Jr. 1994. Peat collapse, ponding, and wetland loss in a rapidly submerging coastal marsh. Journal of Coastal Research 10:1021-1030.
  53. Pardue, J.H., R.D. DeLaune, W.H. Patrick, Jr., and J.A. Nyman. 1994. Treatment of alligator farm wastewater using land application. Aquacultural Engineering 13:129-145.
  54. Nyman, J.A., M. Carloss, R.D. DeLaune, and W.H. Patrick, Jr. 1994. Erosion rather than plant dieback as the mechanism of marsh loss in an estuarine marsh. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms 19:69-84. DOI: 10.1002/esp.3290190106
  55. Nyman, J.A. R.D. DeLaune, H.H. Roberts, and W.H. Patrick, Jr. 1993. Relationship between vegetation and soil formation in a rapidly submerging coastal marsh. Marine Ecology Progress Series 96:269-279. DOI: 10.3354/meps096269
  56. Nyman, J.A., R.H. Chabreck, and N. Kinler. 1993 Some effects of herbivory and 30 years of weir management on emergent vegetation in a brackish marsh. Wetlands 13:165-175.
  57. Nyman, J.A. and R.D. DeLaune. 1991. CO2 emission and soil Eh responses to different hydro­logical conditions in fresh, brackish, and saline marsh soils. Limnology and Oceanography 36:1406-1414.
  58. Nyman, J.A., R.H. Chabreck, and R.G. Linscombe. 1990. Effects of weir management on marsh loss, Marsh Island, Louisiana USA. Environmental Management 14:809-814. DOI: 10.1007/BF02394175
  59. Nyman, J.A., R.D. DeLaune, and W.H. Patrick, Jr. 1990. Wetland soil formation in the rapidly subsiding Mississippi River Deltaic Plain: mineral and organic matter relationships. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 31:57-69. DOI: 10.1016/0272-7714(90)90028-P

Book Chapters

  1. Nyman, J. A., and C. C. Green. 2015. A brief review of the effects of oil and dispersed oil on coastal wetlands including suggestions for future research. Pages 113-132 In: Alford, J.B., C. C. Green, and M. S. Peterson, (eds.), Impacts of oil spill disasters on North American marine fisheries and their habitats. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. ISBN13:978-1-4665-5720-8
  2. Morris, J.T., J.A. Nyman, and G.P. Shaffer. 2014. The influence of nutrients on the coastal wetlands of the Mississippi Delta. Pages 111-124 In: Day, J., Kemp, G.P., Freeman, A., Muth, D.P. (Eds.). Perspectives on the Restoration of the Mississippi Delta. Springer Science + Business Media. DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-8733-8. ISBN 978-94-017-8732-1.
  3. Gray, M.J., H.M. Hagy, J.A. Nyman, and J.D. Stafford. 2013. Management of wetland for wildlife. Pages 121-180 In J.T. Anderson and C.A. Davis (eds) Wetland Techniques: volume 3: applications and management. Springer Science + Business Media Dordrecht. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-6907-6_4
  4. Nyman, J.A. and R.H. Chabreck. 2012. Managing Coastal Wetlands for Wildlife. pages 133-156 In N.J. Silvy (editor) The Wildlife Techniques Manual. 7th edition, volume 2. ISBN-13: 978-4214-0159-1
  5. Nyman, J.A. 2011. Ecological functions of wetlands. pages 115-128 In B. La Page (editor) Wetlands: Integrating Multidisciplinary Concepts. Springer Science. ISBN 978-94-007-0550-
  6. Keddy, P.A., L. Gough, J.A. Nyman, T. McFalls, J. Carter, and J. Siegrist. 2009. Alligator hunters, pelt traders, and runaway consumption of Gulf Coast marshes: a trophic cascade perspective on coastal wetland losses. pages 115- 133 In B.R. Silliman, E.D. Grosholz, and M.D. Bertness (editors) Human Impacts on Salt Marsh: a Global Perspective. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-25892-1
  7. Faulkner, S.P., J.L. Chambers, W.H. Conner, R.F. Keim, J.W. Day, E.S. Gardiner, M.S. Hughes, S.L. King, K.W. McLeod, C.A. Miller, J.A. Nyman, and G.P. Shaffer. 2007. Conservation and Use of Coastal Wetland Forests in Louisiana. P. 447-460 in: W.H. Conner, T.W. Doyle, and K.W. Krauss (editors), The Ecology of Tidal Freshwater Swamps of the Southeastern United States. Springer. The Netherlands. ISBN 978-9048172825
  8. Keim, R.F., J. L.Chambers, M. S.Hughes, J.A. Nyman, C.A. Miller, J.B. Amos, W.H. Conner, J.W. Day, Jr. S.P. Faulkner, E.S. Gardiner, S.L. King, K.W. McLeod, and G.P. Shaffer. 2006. Ecological consequences of changing hydrological conditions in wetland forests of coastal Louisiana. pages 383-396 In Y. J. Xu and V. P. Singh (eds). 2006. Coastal Environment and Water Quality. 519pp. Water Resources Publications LLC, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA ISBN 1-887201-47-5.
  9. Chambers, J.L, R.F. Keim, W.H. Conner, John W. Day, Jr., S.P. Faulkner, E.S. Gardiner, M.S. Hughes, S.L. King, K.W. McCleod, C.A. Miller, J.A. Nyman, and G.P. Shaffer. 2005. Conservation of Louisiana’s coastal wetland forests. pages 117-135 In T.F. Shupe and M.A. Dunn (eds.) Proceedings of Louisiana Natural Resources Symposium. LSU AgCenter, Baton Rouge, LA. ISBN 0-9763632-1-6
  10. Chabreck, R.H., and J.A. Nyman. 2005. Management of coastal wetlands. Pages 839-860 in C.E. Braun, editor Techniques for wildlife investigations and management. Sixth Edition. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USA. ISBN 9780933564152
  11. Pezeshki, S.R., R.D. DeLaune, J.A. Nyman, J. Catallo, C.A. Ochs, S.A. Milburn, J. M. Melack, L. Mertes, L. Hess, and B. Forsberg. 2003. Wetland Biogeochemistry. pages 125-156 In: M.M. Holland, E. Blood, and L.R. Shaffer, (eds.) Achieving sustainable freshwater systems, Island Press, Washington. ISBN 1-55963-929-6


  1. Nyman, J.A. 2002. Nutrient storage rates in a natural marsh receiving waste water. pages 135-139 In M.M. Holland, M.L. Warren, and J.A. Stanturf (eds.) Proceedings of a conference on sustainability of wetlands and water resources: How well can riverine wetlands continue to support society into the 21st Century? U.S.D.A. Forest Service, Southern Research Station, Asheville, North Carolina.
  2. Nyman, J.A., and R.H. Chabreck. 1995. Fire in coastal marshes: history and recent concerns. In R.T. Engstrom (ed.) pages 135-141 In S.I. Cerulean and R.T. Engstrom (eds.). Proceedings 19th Tall Timbers Fire Ecology Conference- Fire in wetlands: a management perspective. Tall Timbers Research, Inc. Tallahassee, Florida.
  3. Pezeshki, S.R., R.D. DeLaune, J.A. Nyman, R.R. Lessard, and G.P. Canevari. 1995. Removing oil and saving oiled marsh grass using a shoreline cleaner. Proceedings of the 1995 Oil Spill Conference. American Petroleum Institute, Washington, D.C. 1995:203-209.
  4. Nyman, J.A. and R.D. DeLaune. 1993. A preliminary comparison of vegetation and soil in healthy and deteriorating brackish marsh, Marsh Island, Louisiana. pages 313-322 In W.M. Wise (editor). Proceedings of the twelfth International Conference of the Coastal Society, San Antonia, TX. The Coastal Society, Gloucester, Massachusetts.
  5. Nyman, J.A., M. Carloss, R.D. DeLaune, and W.H. Patrick, Jr. 1993. Are landscape patterns related to marsh loss processes? pages 337-348 In O.T. Magoon et al. (eds.) Coastal Zone '93, Proc. 8th Symposium Coastal Ocean Manage. Am. Soc. Civil Engineers. New York.
  6. Nyman, J.A., R.H. Chabreck, R.D. DeLaune, and W.H. Patrick, Jr. 1993. Submergence, salt-water intrusion, and managed Gulf Coast Marshes. Coastal Zone '93. pages 1690-1704 In O.T. Magoon et al. (eds.) Coastal Zone '93, Proc. 8th Symposium Coastal Ocean Manage. Volume II. Am. Soc. Civil Engineers. New York.
  7. Nyman, J.A., R.D. DeLaune, W.H. Patrick, Jr., and H.H. Roberts. 1993. Relationships among vegetation, mineral sediments, and vertical accretion in coastal marshes. pages 166-169 In M.C. Landin (editor). Wetlands: Proceeding of the 13th Annual Conference of the Society of Wetland Scientists, New Orleans, Louisiana. South Central Chapter of the Society of Wetland Scientists, Utica, Mississippi, USA. 990 pp.
  8. Nyman, J.A., and R.D. DeLaune. 1991. Mineral and organic matter accumulation rates in coastal deltaic marshes and their importance to landscape stability. pages 166-170 In Coastal Depositional Systems of the Gulf of Mexico: Quaternary Framework and Environmental Issues. 12th Annual Research Conference Gulf Coast Section Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Foundation. Earth Enterprises, Austin, Texas.
  9. Chabreck, R.H., and J.A. Nyman. 1989. The effects of weirs on plants and wildlife in the coastal marshes of Louisiana. pages 142-150 in W.G. Duffy and D. Clark (eds.). Marsh management in coastal Louisiana: effects and issues--proceedings of a symposium. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Louisiana Department of Natural Resources. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biol. Rep. 89(22). 378 pp.