Authors in bold are students and post-docs advised by Piehler – publications are from the last 5 years. Please email piehler(at) for reprints.  More publication information is available here.

Grabowski, J, T Gouhier, J Byers, L Dodd, AR Hughes, M Piehler, D Kimbro, Regional environmental variation and local species interactions influence biogeographic structure on oyster reefs. Ecology, in press.

Gold, AC, SP Thompson and MF Piehler. 2019.The effects of urbanization and retention-based stormwater management on coastal plain stream nutrient export. Water Resources Research, 55 (8), 7027-7046.

Hughes, AR, TC Hanley, JE Byers, JH Grabowski, T McCrudden, MF Piehler, DL Kimbro. 2019. Genetic diversity and phenotypic variation within hatchery-produced oyster cohorts predict size and success in the field. Ecological Applications, 29 (6), e01940.

Neubauer, S, Piehler, M, Smyth, A, and Franklin, R. 2019 Saltwater intrusion modifies microbial community structure and decreases denitrification in tidal freshwater marshes. Ecosystems, 22, 912-928.

Gold, AC, SP Thompson and MF Piehler. 2019 Nitrogen cycling processes within stormwater control measures: A review and call for research. Water Research 149:278-287.

Onorevole, K, S Thompson and M Piehler. 2018. Living shorelines enhance nitrogen removal capacity over time. Ecological Engineering 120:238-248.

Dodd LF, JC Caracappa, SR Fegley, JH. Grabowski and MF Piehler. 2018 Threat of predation does not affect Crassostrea virginica filtration. Estuaries and Coasts, 41 (1), 293-298.

Crosswell, JR, IC Anderson, JW. Stanhope, B Van Dam, MJ Brush, SH Ensign, MF Piehler, B McKee, M Bost, and HW Paerl. 2017. Carbon budget of a shallow, lagoonal estuary: transformations and source-sink dynamics along the river-estuary-ocean continuum. Limnology and Oceanography 62 (S1) 29-45.

Arfken, A, B Song, J Bowman and M Piehler. 2017. Denitrification potential of the eastern oyster microbiome using a 16S rRNA gene based metabolic inference approach. PLoS One, 12 (9), e0185071

Velinsky, DJ, B Paudel, T Quirk, M Piehler, A Smyth. 2017. Salt marsh denitrification provides a significant nitrogen sink in Barnegat Bay, New Jersey. Journal of Coastal Research 78:70-78

Fodrie, J, A. Rodriguez, R Gittman, J Grabowski, N Lindquist, C Peterson, M Piehler, J Ridge. 2017.  Oyster reefs as carbon sources and sinks.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20170891.

Gold, AC, SP Thompson and MF Piehler. 2017. Water quality before and after watershed-scale implementation of stormwater wet ponds in the coastal plain.  Ecological Engineering, 105:240-251.

Gold AC, Thompson SP, Piehler MF. 2017.  Coastal stormwater wet pond sediment nitrogen dynamics. Science of The Total Environment 609:672-81.

Kimbro, DL, JH Grabowski, AR Hughes, MF Piehler, and JW White. 2017. Nonconsumptive effects of a predator weaken then rebound over time.  Ecology 98: 656-667.

Hughes, AR, TC Hanley, JE Byers, JH Grabowski, JC Malek, MF Piehler, DL Kimbro. 2017.  Genetic by environmental variation but no local adaptation in juvenile oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in the Southeastern U.S.  Ecology and Evolution 7: 697–709.

Gehman, A. JH Grabowski, AR Hughes, DL Kimbro, MF. Piehler, and JE Byers. 2017. Predators, environment and host characteristics influence the probability of infection by an invasive castrating parasite, Oecologia 183: 139–149.

Ensign, SH, CA Currin, MF Piehler, C Tobias. 2017.  A method for using shoreline morphology to predict suspended sediment concentration in tidal creeks. Geomorphology 276: 280-288.

Leech, DM, SH Ensign, and MF Piehler.  2016.  Spatio-temporal patterns in the export of dissolved organic carbon and chromophoric dissolved organic matter from a coastal, blackwater river. Aquatic Sciences 78: 823–836.

Smyth, AR, NR Geraldi, SP Thompson, and MF Piehler.  2016. Biological activity exceeds biogenic structure in influencing sediment nitrogen cycling in experimental oyster reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 560:173-183.

Gittman, RK, CH. Peterson, C Currin, FJ Fodrie, MF Piehler, and JF Bruno. 2016.   Living shorelines can enhance the nursery role of threatened estuarine habitats. Ecological Applications 26 (1), 249-263.

Dodd, LF, JH Grabowski, M.F. Piehler, I Westfield, JB Ries. 2015.  Ocean acidification impairs crab foraging behavior. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Baggett, LP, SP Powers, R Brumbaugh, L Coen, B DeAngelis, J Greene, B Hancock, S Morlock, B Allen, Denise B, D Bushek, J Grabowski, R Grizzle, T Grosholz, M La Peyre, M Luckenbach, K McGraw, M Piehler, S Westby, P zu Ermgassen. 2015. Setting guidelines for monitoring and evaluating the performance of oyster habitat restoration projects. Restoration Ecology 23: 737-745.

Smyth, AR, MF Piehler, and JH Grabowski. 2015.  Habitat context influences nitrogen removal by restored oyster reefs.  Journal of Applied Ecology 52 (3): 716-725.

Byers, JE, JH.Grabowski, MF Piehler, AR Hughes, HW. Weiskel, JC Malek, DL Kimbro.  2015. Geographic variation in intertidal oyster reef properties and the influence of tidal prism.   Limnology and Oceanography 60:1051–1063.

Gittman, RK, FJ Fodrie, AM Popowich, DA Keller, JF Bruno, CA. Currin, CH Peterson and MF Piehler. 2015.  Engineering away our natural defenses: An analysis of shoreline hardening in the United States. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 13:301-307.

O’Meara,TA, SP Thompson, MF Piehler. 2015.  Effects of shoreline hardening on nitrogen processing in estuarine marshes of the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast.  Wetlands Ecology and Management 23:385–394.

Brodeur, MC, MF Piehler, and FJ Fodrie. 2015.  Consumers mitigate effects of heat stress and nutrient enrichment on eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) at its southern range limit. Marine Ecology Progress Series 525 53-64.