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  • Aligning ecological model development with restoration project planning 

    McKay, S. Kyle.; Richards, Nate.; Swannack, Todd S. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-08)
    Models contribute vitally to ecosystem conservation and restoration decision-making. Restoration project planning in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) may proceed rapidly from project conception to feasibility-level ...
  • Tools for predicting wildlife species distribution response to ecological shifts 

    Davis, Austin V.; Fuentes, Ashley A.; Jung, Jacob F.; Theel, Heather J., 1980-; Britzke, Eric R.; Fischer, Richard A. (Richard Alvin), 1964- (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-07)
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) serves as the Nation’s environmental engineer. Within this capacity, the USACE designs, plans, oversees, and manages multiple civil works and military construction efforts. The ...
  • Application and validation study of the HEC-RAS-RVSM model to the Sacramento River 

    Zhang, Zhonglong.; Johnson, Billy E.; Wang, Junna.; Greimann, Blair. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-06)
    The riparian vegetation simulation module was developed and integrated into the Hydrologic Engineering Center-River Analysis System to predict spatially explicit seed dispersal, seedling establishment, plant growth, and ...
  • Developing best management practices for coastal engineering projects that benefit Atlantic Coast shoreline-dependent species 

    Guilfoyle, Michael P.; Jung, Jacob F.; Fischer, Richard A., Jr., 1964-; Dickerson, Dena D. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-06)
    This Technical Note was developed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center-Environmental Laboratory, to summarize known impacts on seasonal habitats used by migratory shoreline-dependent birds (primarily ...
  • Relating seagrass habitat to geomorphology and substrate characteristics around Ship Island, MS 

    Eisemann, Eve R.; Altman, Safra.; Acevedo-Mackey, Damarys.; Reif, Molly K. (Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-05)
    Coastal vegetation, including marsh and submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV), is threatened in many places across the United States and globally. Human activity, sediment starvation, and subsidence, among other factors, put ...
  • HEC-RAS-RVSM (Riparian Vegetation Simulation Module) 

    Zhang, Zhonglong.; Johnson, Billy E.; Greimann, Blair. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-05)
    The purpose of this Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (EMRRP) technical note (TN) is to document the riparian vegetation simulation module (RVSM) developed and integrated with the Hydrologic Engineering ...
  • Marsh assessment and restoration implementation at three salt marshes in response to relative sea level rise : a report from webinars and supplemental findings 

    VanZomeren, Christine M.; Murray, Elizabeth O.; Acevedo-Mackey, Damarys. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-03)
    The following technical note (TN) provides a summary of marsh assessment, design, implementation, and monitoring at three salt marsh restoration projects undertaken to address the effects of relative sea level rise (RSLR). ...
  • Retrospective sustainability and resilience : complementary concepts for managing systems 

    Chambers, Katherine.; Baker, Anne Clark.; McKay, S. Kyle.; Morgan, Heather. (Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-03)
    No matter the region, locality, or purpose, any given water resource system represents a node within a network of built, natural, and socioeconomic systems. Changes or disturbances to a single node can propagate across ...
  • Habitat provision associated with environmental flows 

    Bhattacharjee, Natalia V.; Willis, Joshua R.; Tollner, Ernest W.; McKay, S. Kyle. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2019-03)
    A comprehensive analysis of environmental flows, the amount, timing and quality of flow regimes, represents a key step in ensuring adequate water availability to meet increasing human needs while minimizing adverse impacts ...
  • Upper Narragansett Bay fish passage : case studies in connectivity restoration 

    Oliver, Larry R.; Gendron, Wendy C. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2018-01)
    Connectivity is an essential consideration and attribute of most aquatic ecosystem restoration projects. Fish passage projects provide one of the most direct demonstrations of the importance of connectivity for imperiled ...
  • Rapid assessment of invasive riparian trees for planning and implementing USACE ecosystem restoration projects 

    Guilfoyle, Michael P.; Fischer, Richard A. (Richard Alvin), 1964- (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2017-12)
    This Technical Note (TN) was developed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center- Environmental Laboratory (ERDC-EL), to provide an introduction to rapid assessment methods that can be used to provide a ...
  • Barrier prioritization in the tributaries of the Hudson-Raritan Estuary 

    McKay, S. Kyle.; Reif, Molly K.; Conyngham, Jock, 1956-; Kohtio, Diana M. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2017-12)
    The Hudson-Raritan Estuary (HRE) Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study is a large multi-objective, watershed-scale ecosystem restoration initiative led by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) New York District in ...
  • Engaging stakeholders in natural resource decision-making 

    Crawford, Brian A.; Katz, Rachel A.; McKay, S. Kyle. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2017-09)
    Natural resource managers frequently face difficult decisions, many of which involve diverse stakeholders, competing objectives, multiple management options, and uncertainty of outcomes. Participatory decision-making has ...
  • A reference condition index for urban streams 

    Pruitt, Bruce A.; McKay, S. Kyle. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2017-08)
    Abstract: Urbanization presents a significant threat to the physical, chemical, and biological condition of stream ecosystems as well as associated wetlands and riparian zones. Constraints of developed areas (e.g., unmovable ...
  • Russian olive biology, invasion, and ecological impacts in western North America 

    Katz, Gabrielle. (Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.), 2016)
    Purpose: The purpose of this technical note is to synthesize and assess the current scientific information on Russian olive, with a focus on topics relevant to the structure and function of invaded riparian ecosystems in ...
  • Review of invasive riparian trees that impact USACE ecosystem restoration projects 

    Guilfoyle, Michael P.; Fischer, Richard A. (Richard Alvin), 1964- (United States. Army. Corps of Engineers.Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)Ecosystem Management and Restoration Research Program (U.S.)Environmental Laboratory (U.S.), 2016)
    Purpose: The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Environmental Laboratory (EL) developed this technical note to describe invasive woody trees and shrubs that negatively affect USACE riparian management ...
  • The use of reference ecosystems as a basis for assessing restoration benefits 

    Pruitt, Bruce A.; Miller, Sarah J.; Theiling, Chuck H.; Fischenich, J. Craig, 1962- (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2012-05)
  • Alternative environmental flow management schemes 

    McKay, S. Kyle. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2013-08)
  • An approach for developing regional environmental benefits models 

    McKay, S. Kyle.; Pruitt, Bruce A. (Environmental Laboratory (U.S.)Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.), 2012-08)
    Ecosystem restoration projects in a given region often have similar drivers, stressors, state conditions, and ecosystem services. Moreover, objectives and accompanying metrics may be similar enough to encourage regional ...
  • Reducing spreadsheet errors 

    McKay, S. Kyle. (Engineer Research and Development Center, 2009-09)

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