Selected Publications by R. Wally Fulweiler

*Denotes current or former postdoc or student.

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Fulweiler R W, “The Signal and the Noise: Lessons from G.E. Hutchinson,” Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. doi:10.1002/lob.10162.


Chua, E. J.*, Savidge, William, Short, R. T., Cardenas-Valencia, A. M., Fulweiler, R.W., 2016. “A Review of the Emerging Field of Underwater Mass Spectrometry.” Frontiers in Marine Science.

Downing, J. A., Cherrier, C. T., Fulweiler, R. W., 2016. “Low ratios of silica to dissolved nitrogen supplied to rivers arise from agriculture not reservoirs.” Ecology Letters. DOI:10.1111/ele.12689.

Maguire, T. J.*, & Fulweiler, R. W. (2016). Urban Dissolved Silica: Quantifying the Role of Groundwater and Runoff in Wastewater Influent, Environmental Science & Technology, 50.1: 54-61. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03516


Duarte, C. M., Fulweiler, R. W., Lovelock, C. E., Martinetto, P., Saunders, M. I., Pandolfi, J. M., Gelcich, S. & Nixon, S. W. (2015). Reconsidering Ocean Calamities, BioScience, 65.2:130-129. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu198

Fulweiler, R.W., Maguire, T. J.*, Carey, J. C.* & Finzi A. C. (2015). Does elevated CO2 alter silica uptake in trees?, frontiers in Plant Science. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00793. 

Fulweiler, R.W., Oczkowski, A.J., Miller, K.M., Oviatt, C.A., Pilson, M.E.Q. (2015). Whole truths vs. half truths – And a search for clarity in long-term water temperature records. Estuarine, Coastal Shelf Science, 157:A1-A6. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2015.01.021


*Carey, J.C. & Fulweiler, R.W. (2014) Salt marsh tidal exchange increases residence time of silica in estuaries. Limnology and Oceanography, 59(4), 2014, 1203-1212. DOI: 10.4319/lo.2014.59.4.1203.

*Carey, J. C., and Fulweiler, R. W. (2014). Silica uptake by Spartina–evidence of multiple modes of accumulation from salt marshes around the world. frontiers in PLANT SCIENCE, 5.186:1-11. doi: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00186

*Emery, H. E. and Fulweiler, R. W. (2014). Spartina alterniflora and invasive Phragmites australis stands have similar greenhouse gas emissions in a New England marsh. Aquatic Botany, 116: 83-92.

Fagherazzi, S., Mariotti, G.*, Banks, A. T.*, Morgan, E. J., and Fulweiler, R. W. (2014). The relationships among hydrodynamics, sediment distribution, and chlorophyll in a mesotidal estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 144, 54-64.

*Fields, L., Nixon, S.W., Oviatt, C.A., Fulweiler, R.W. (2014) Benthic metabolism and nutrient regeneration in hydrographically different regions on the inner continental shelf of Southern New England. Estuarine, Coastal Shelf Science 148: 14-26. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2014.06.007.

*Foster, S.Q. & Fulweiler. R.W. (2014) Spatial and historic variability of benthic nitrogen cycling processes in an anthropogenically impacted estuary. Frontiers of Marine Science – Global Change and the Future Ocean 56: 1-16. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2014.00056

Fulweiler, R.W. and *Heiss, R.W. (2014) (Nearly) A Decade of Directly Measured Sediment N2 Fluxes – What Can Narragansett Bay Tell Us about the Global Ocean Nitrogen Budget?  Oceanography 27 (1):184–195, (Invited)

*Vieillard, A. & Fulweiler, R.W.  (2014) Tidal pulsing alters nitrous oxide fluxes in a temperate intertidal mudflat. Ecology. 95.7: 1960-1971.


Carey, J.C. & Fulweiler, R.W. (2013) Nitrogen Enrichment Increases Net Si Accumulation in a Temperate Salt Marsh. Limnology and Oceanography 58 (1): 99-111. DOI: 10.4319/lo.2013.58.1.0099

Carey, J.C. & Fulweiler, R.W. (2013) Watershed Land Use Alters Riverine Silica Cycling. Biogeochemistry (1-3): 525-544. DOI: 544.10.1007/s10533-012-9784-2

Cole, L.W. & Fulweiler, R.W. (2013) First, do no harm. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11: 59.

Fagherazzi S.FitzGerald D.M., Fulweiler R.W., Hughes Z., Wiberg P.L., McGlathery K.J., Morris J.T., Tolhurst T.J., Deegan L.A., Johnson D.S. (2013) Ecogeomorphology of Tidal Flats, Treatise on Geomorphology, Volume 12 Ecogeomorphology. Editors: Butler D., Hupp C., Executive Editor: Shroder J.  Elsevier.42 p. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-374739-6.00403-6

Fulweiler, R.W., Brown, S.M., Nixon, S.W., Jenkins, B.D. (2013) Evidence and Conceptual Model for the Co-occurrence of Nitrogen Fixation and Denitrification in Heterotrophic Marine Sediments. Marine Ecology Progress Series 482: 57-68. doi:10.3354/meps10240


Carey, J. & Fulweiler, R.W. (2012) Human activities directly alter watershed dissolved silica fluxes. Biogeochemistry 111: 125-138. DOI: 10.1007/s10533-011-9671-2

Carey, J.C. & Fulweiler, R.W. (2012) The Terrestrial Silica Pump. PLoS ONE 7(12): e52932. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0052932

Fulweiler, R.W. & Bartoli, M. (2012) Variation Among Estuarine Geochemistry and Productivity, In Volume 1: Features/Classification of Estuaries and Coastal Waters, edited by E. Wolanski and D. McLusky, Elsevier (Invited). 12 p. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374711-2.00107-8

Fulweiler, R.W. & Nixon, S.W. (2012) Net Sediment N2 Fluxes in a Southern New England Estuary – Variations in Space and Time. Biogeochemistry 111:111-124. doi: 10.1007/s10533-011-9660-5

Fulweiler, R.W., Rabalais, N.N., Heiskanen, A.S. (2012) The Eutrophication Commandments. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64: 1997-1999. doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2012.07.025

Heiss, E.M.*, Fields, L., & Fulweiler, R.W. (2012) Directly Measured Net Denitrification Rates in Offshore New England. Continental Shelf Research 45: 78-86. doi:10.1016/j.csr.2012.06.002

Nixon, S.W. & Fulweiler, R.W. (2012) Environmental Footprints and Shadows in an Urban Estuary, Narragansett Bay, RI (USA). Regional Environmental Change 12: 381-394. doi: 10.1007/s10113-011-0221-1

Vieillard, A. & Fulweiler, R.W. (2012) Impacts of Long-term Fertilization on Salt Marsh Tidal Creek Benthic Nutrient and N2 Gas Fluxes. Marine Ecological Progress Series 471: 11-22. doi:10.3354/meps10013