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Model Development -- SqueezeBox: A Simple Tool to Understand the Impacts of River Flow on Estuarine Salinity
Joan Sheldon and Merryl Alber (Dept of Marine Sciences, Univ of Georgia)

Sheldon, J. E. and M. Alber. 2003. Simulating Material Movement through the Lower Altamaha River Estuary using a 1-D Box Model. In K. J. Hatcher (ed.) Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
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Sheldon, J. E. and M. Alber. 2002. A comparison of residence time calculations using simple compartment models of the Altamaha River estuary, Georgia. Estuaries 25:1304-1317.

Sheldon, J. E. and M. Alber. 2001. Any way you slice it: a comparison of residence time calculations using simple compartment models of the Altamaha River Estuary. Presentation at the Estuarine Research Federation meeting, Nov. 4-8, 2001, St. Pete Beach, Florida.
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Documents

Overviews

Alber, M. and J. Flory. 2002. Effects of Changing Freshwater Inflow to Estuaries: A Georgia Perspective.
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Montagna, P. (Dept of Marine Science, Univ of Texas), P. Doering (South Florida Water Management District), M. Alber (Dept of Marine Sciences, Univ of Georgia), and M. Connor (San Francisco Estuarine Institute). 2002. Dedicated issue of the journal Estuaries drawn from an Estuarine Research Federation special session (Nov 2001) "Freshwater Inflow: Science, Policy and Management".
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Alber, M. and C. Smith. 2001. Water Use Patterns in the Watersheds of the Georgia Riverine Estuaries. In K. J. Hatcher (ed.) Proceedings of the 2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. pp.752-755.
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Vegetation

C. Smith, M. Alber and A. Chalmers. 2001. Linking Shifts in Historic Estuarine Vegetation to Salinity Changes Using a GIS. In K. J. Hatcher (ed.) Proceedings of the 2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia. pp.752-755.
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M. Alber and S. White. 2003. Spartina Species Zonation Along the Altamaha River Estuary. In K. J. Hatcher (ed.) Proceedings of the 2003 Georgia Water Resources Conference. Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.
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Salinity

Blanton, J., M. Alber, and J. Sheldon. 2001. Salinity Response of the Satilla River Estuary to Seasonal Changes in Freshwater Discharge. Proceedings of the 2001 Georgia Water Resources Conference, Athens, GA (K.J. Hatcher, editor). pp. 619-622.
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M. Alber and J. Sheldon. 1999. Trends in Salinities and Flushing Times of Georgia Estuaries. Proceedings of the 1999 Georgia Water Resources Conference, Athens, GA (K.J. Hatcher, editor) The Institute of Ecology, Univ. of Georgia, pp.528-531.
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External Links

The Nature Conservancy, Sustainable Waters Program

Stephen B. Olsen, Tiruponithura V. Padma, and Brian D. Richter. 2006. Managing Freshwater Inflows to Estuaries: A Methods Guide. USAID, The Nature Conservancy, and the Coastal Resources Center at the University of Rhode Island.
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Research Article

Jeff E. Houlahan and C. Scott Findlay. 2004. Estimating the ‘critical’ distance at which adjacent land-use degrades wetland water and sediment quality. Landscape Ecology 19: 677–690.
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