Peer Reviewed Publications

K.B. Raposa, A. Woolfolk, C.A. Endris, M.C. Fountain, G. Moore, M. Tyrell, R. Swerida, S. Lerberg,  B. Puckett, M. Ferner,  J. Hollister, ., D. Burdick,  L. Champlin, J. Krause, D. Haines, A.B. Gray, E.B. Watson, K. Wasson, 2023 Evaluating Thin‑Layer Sediment Placement as a Tool for Enhancing Tidal Marsh Resilience: a Coordinated Experiment Across Eight US National Estuarine Research Reserves  Estuaries and Coasts 1/16/23 

K.B. Raposa, M. Bradley, C. Chaffee, N. Ernst, W. Ferguson, T.E. Kutcher, R.A. McKinney, K.M. Miller, S. Ramussen, E. Tymkiw, C. Wigland 2022 Laying It On Thick: Ecosystem Effects of Sediment Placement on a Microtidal Rhode Island Salt Marsh Frontiers in Environmental Science Volume 10

T.E. Kutcher, K.B. Raposa, C.T. Roman, 2022 A Rapid Method to Assess Salt Marsh Condition and Guide Management Decisions Ecological Indicators 138

K.B. Rapoza, T.E. Kutcher, W. Ferguson, R.A. McKinney, K. Miller, and C. Wigand, 2020 Evaluation of Plot-scale Methods for Assessing and Monitoring Salt Marsh Vegetation Composition and Cover Northeastern Naturalist 27 151-167

K. Wasson, N.K. Ganju, Z. Defne, C. Endris, T. Elsey-Quirk, K.M. Thorne, C.M. Freeman, G. Guntenspergen, D.J. Nowacki, K.B. Raposa 2019 Understanding Tidal Marsh Trajectories: Evaluation of Multiple Indicators of Marsh Persistence Environmental Research Letters 14

K. Wasson, K.B. Raposa, M. Almeida, K. Beheshti, J.A. Crooks, A. Deck, N. Dix, C. Garvey, J. Goldstein, D.S. Johnson, S. Lerberg, P. Marcum, C. Peter, B. Puckett, J. Schmitt, E. Smith, K. St.Laurent, K. Swanson, M. Tyrell, R. Guy 2019 Pattern and Scale: Evaluating Generalities in Crab Distributions and Marsh Dynamics From Small Plots to a National Scale Ecology 2813

Wasson, K.B. Raposa, M. Almeida, K. Beheshti, J.A. Crooks, A. Deck, N. Dix, C. Garvey, J. Goldstein, D.S Johnson, S. Lerberg, P. Marcum, C. Peter, B. Puckett, J. Schmitt, E. Smith, K. St. Laurent, K. Swanson, M. Tyrrell, R. Guy 2019 Are Crabs Killing the Nation’s Salt Marshes The Bulletin of Ecological Society of America October Article e01600

K.B. Raposa, R.L. Weber, W. Ferguson, J. Hollister, R. Rozsa, N. Maher, A. Gettman 2019 Drainage Enhancement Effects on a Waterlogged Rhode Island Salt Marsh Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 231 106435

K.B. Raposa, J.S. Goldstein, K. Wilson Grimes, J. Mora, P.E. Stacey, R.A. McKinney 2019 A Comparative Assessment of Salt Marsh Crabs (Decapoda: Brachyura) Across the National Estuarine Research Reserves in New England, USA Journal of Crustacean Biology

K.B. Raposa, R.A. McKinney, C. Wigand, J.W. Hollister, C. Lovall, K. Szura, J.A. Gurak, Jr., J. McNamee, C. Raithel, E.B. Watson 2018 Top-Down and Bottom-Up Controls on Southern New England Salt Marsh Crab Populations PeerJ May

Raposa, K.B., R.L.J. Weber, M. Cole-Ekberg, and W. Ferguson.  2015.  Vegetation Dynamics in Rhode Island Salt Marshes During a Period of Accelerating Sea Level Rise and Extreme Sea Level Events.  Estuaries and Coasts 38(5): 1-11.

Dionne, M., C. Peter, K. Raposa, R. Weber, J. Fear, S. Lerberg, C. Cornu, H. Harris, and N. Garfield. 2012. Measuring tidal wetland plant, soil, and hydrologic response to restoration using performance benchmarks from local reference systems at National Estuarine Research Reserves. Final report from the NERR Reference Sites project submitted to the NOAA Restoration Center. 88 pp.

Raposa, K.B. and D.M. Talley. 2012. A meta-analysis of nekton responses to restoration of tide-restricted New England salt marshes. Pages 97-118, In (C.T. Roman and D.M. Burdick (eds.) Tidal Marsh Restoration: A Synthesis of Science and Management, Island Press, Washington DC.

McKinney, R.A., K.B. Raposa, and R.M. Cournoyer. 2011. Wetlands as habitat in urbanizing landscapes: Patterns of bird abundance and occupancy. Landscape and Urban Planning 100:144-152.

McKinney, R.A., K.B. Raposa, and T.E. Kutcher. 2010. Use of urban marine habitats by foraging wading birds. Urban Ecosystems 13:191-208.

Raposa, K.B. and M.L. Schwartx (eds.). 2009. An Ecological Profile of the Narragansett Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. 176 pp.

Raposa, K.B., R.A. McKinney, and A. Beaudette. 2009. Effects of tide stage on the use of salt marshes by wading birds in Rhode Island. Northeastern Naturalist 16(2):209-224.

Raposa, K.B. 2008. Early ecological responses to hydrologic restoration of a tidal pond and salt marsh complex in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. Journal of Coastal Research SI55:180-192.

Bradley, M., K. Raposa, and S. Tuxbury. 2007. Report on the analysis of true color aerial photography to map and inventory Zostera marina L. in Narragansett Bay and Block Island, Rhode Island. 17 pp., plus map atlas.

Oviatt, C, S. Olsen, M. Andrews, J. Collie, T. Lynch, and K. Raposa. 2003. A century of fishing and fish fluctuations in Narragansett Bay. Reviews in Fisheries Science 11(3):221-242.