top of page


click to view


Sloey, T. M., Roberts, B. J., Flaska, S. R., & Nelson, J. A. 2021. Critical Research Gaps for Understanding Environmental Impacts of Discharging Treated Municipal Wastewater into Assimilation Wetlands. Wetlands, 41(1), 1-14.

Ziegler, S. L., Baker, R., Crosby, S. C., Colombano, D. D., Barbeau, M. A., Cebrian, J., ... & Rozas, L. P. 2021. Geographic variation in salt marsh structure and function for nekton: a guide to finding commonality across multiple scales. Estuaries and Coasts, 1-11.

Babitch, J. W., Nelson, J. A., Deegan, L. A., Sullivan, H., & Stauffer, B. A. (2021). Resolving Estuarine Nitrogen Use by Phytoplankton Communities Using a Whole Ecosystem Tracer Approach. Estuaries and Coasts, 1-16.

Pittman, S. J., Yates, K. L., Bouchet, P. J., Alvarez-Berastegui, D., Andréfouët, S., Bell, S. S., ... & Young, M. (2021). Seascape ecology: identifying research priorities for an emerging ocean sustainability science. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 663, 1-29.


Rezek, R.J., Massie, J.A., Nelson, J.A., Santos, R.O., Viadero, N.M., Boucek, R.E., and Rehage, J.S. 2020. Individual consumer movement mediates food web coupling across a coastal ecosystem. Ecosphere, Coastal and Marine Ecology, Volume 11, Issue 12.


Bowen, J.L, Giblin, A.E., Murphy, A.E., Bulseco, A.N., Deegan, L.A., Johnson, D.S., Nelson, J.A., Mozdzer, T.J., Sullivan, H.L. 2020. Not all nitrogen is created equal: differential effects of nitrate and ammonium enrichment in coastal wetlands. Bioscience, biaa140.


Nelson, J.A., Harris, J.M, Lesser, J.S., James, W.R., Suir, G.M., and Broussard, W.P. 2020. New mapping metrics to test functional response of food webs to coastal restoration. Food Webs, e00179.


Baker, R., Taylor, M. D., Able, K. W., Beck, M. W., Cebrian, J., Colombano, D. D., Connolly, R. M., Currin, C., Deegan, L. A., Feller, I. C., Gilby, B. L., Kimball, M. E., Minello, T. J., Rozas, L. P., Simenstad, C., Turner, R. E., Waltham, N. J., Weinstein, M. P., Ziegler, S. L., Zu Ermgassen, P., … Lesser, J.S., James, W.R., Nelson, J.A. (and 27 additional authors). 2020. Fisheries rely on threatened salt marshes. Science. 370 (6517), 670–671.


Harris, J.M., James, W.R., Lesser, J.S., Doerr, J.C., and Nelson, J.A. 2020. Foundation species shift alters the energetic landscape of marsh nekton. Estuaries and Coasts (2020).


James, W.R., Topor, Z.M., and Santos, R.O. 2020. Seascape configuration influences the community structure of marsh nekton. Estuaries and Coasts (2020).

Lesser J.S., Bechtold C.A., Deegan L.A., Nelson J.A. 2020. Habitat decoupling via saltmarsh creek geomorphology alters connection between spatially-coupled food webs. Estuarine, Coastal, and Shelf Science, Volume 141, 106825,

Lesser J.S., James W.R., Stallings C.D., Wilson R.M., Nelson J.A. 2020. Trophic niche size and overlap decreases with increasing ecosystem productivity. Oikos,

McClain C.R., Webb T.J., Nunnally C.C., Dixon S.R., Finnegan S. and Nelson J.A. 2020. Metabolic Niches and Biodiversity: A Test Case in the Deep Sea Benthos. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:216. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00216

James W.R., Lesser J.S., Litvin S.Y., Nelson J.A., 2020. Assessment of food web recovery following restoration using resource niche metrics, Science of The Total Environment, Volume 711, 134801,


Johnson DS, Crowley C, Longmire K, Nelson J, Williams B, Wittyngham S. 2019. The fiddler crab, Minuca pugnax, follows Bergmann's rule. Ecol Evol.;9:14489– 14497.

Nelson, J.A., Lesser J., James W.R., Behringer, D.P., Furka V., Doerr J.C. 2019. Food web response to foundation species change in a coastal ecosystem. Food Webs. e00125,

Harris, J. M., Nelson J.A., G. Rieucau, and W. P. Broussard III. 2019. Use of Drones in Fishery Science. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 148,687-697.

Eggenberger C.W., Santos R.O., Frankovich T.A., James W.R., Madden C.J., Nelson J.A., Rehage J.S. 2019. Coupling telemetry and stable isotope techniques to unravel movement: Snook habitat use across variable nutrient environments. Fisheries Research 218, 35–47.

Nelson, J. A., Johnson, D. S., Deegan, L. A., Spivak, A. C., & Sommer, N. R. 2019. Feedbacks Between Nutrient Enrichment and Geomorphology Alter Bottom-Up Control on Food Webs. Ecosystems, 22(2), 229-242.


Dornelas, M., Antao, L. H., Moyes, F., Bates, A. E., Magurran, A. E., Nelson, J.A., ... & Ayyappan, N. 2018. BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27(7), 760-786.


Wilson, R. M., R. B. Tyson, J. A. Nelson, B. C. Balmer, J. P. Chanton, and D. P. Nowacek. 2017. Niche Differentiation and Prey Selectivity among Common Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Sighted in St. George Sound, Gulf of Mexico. Frontiers in Marine Science 4.


Baker, H. K., Nelson, J.A., Leslie, H.M., 2016. Quantifying striped bass (Morone saxatilis) dependence on saltmarsh-derived productivity using stable isotope analysis; Estuaries and Coasts  Volume 39, Issue 5, pp 1537–1542

Moulton, O.M.; Altabet, M.A.; Beman, M.J.; Deegan, L.A.; Lloret, J.; Lyons, M.K.; Nelson, J.A.; Pfister C.A. 2016. Microbial associations with macrobiota in coastal ecosystems: patterns and implications for nitrogen cycling; Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment Volume 14, Issue 4, pp 200-208


Nelson, J. A.; Garritt H.; Deegan, L. 2015. Drivers of spatial and temporal variability in estuarine food webs Marine Ecology Progress Series 533:67-77

Stallings CD, Nelson JA, Rozar KL, Adams CS, Wall KR, Switzer TS, Winner BL, Hollander DJ. 2015. Effects of preservation methods of muscle tissue from upper-trophic level reef fishes on stable isotope values (δ13C and δ15N) PeerJ3:e874

Stallings C.D.; Mickle, A., Nelson J.A.; McManus, M.; Koenig, C. 2015. Faunal communities and habitat characteristics of the Big Bend seagrass meadows, 2009-2010 Ecology Vol. 96, No. 1: 304-304


Wilson, R.M.; Nelson, J.; Balmer, B.C.; Wells, R.C.; Nowacek, D.P.; and Chanton 2013. Stable isotope variation in the northern Gulf of Mexico constrains bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) foraging ranges Marine Biology 160:2967-2980

Nelson, J. A., C. D. Stallings, W. Landing, and J. Chanton. 2013. Biomass transfer subsidizes nitrogen to offshore food webs, Ecosystems 16:1130-1138


Nelson, J. A., R. M. Wilson, F. C. Coleman, C. C. Koenig, D. DeVries, C. Gardner, and J. Chanton. 2011. Flux by fin: fish mediated carbon and nutrient flux in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Biology 159:365-372.

Nelson, J. A., C. W. Hanson, C. C. Koenig, and J. Chanton. 2011. Influence of diet on stable carbon isotope composition in otoliths of juvenile red drum, Sciaenops ocellatus. Aquatic Biology 13:89-95.


Nelson, J. A., J. P. Chanton, F. C. Coleman, and C. C. Koenig. 2010. Patterns of stable carbon isotope turnover in gag, Mycteroperca microlepis, an economically important marine piscivore determined with a non-lethal surgical biopsy procedure. Environmental Biology of Fishes 90:243-252





bottom of page