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Anne E. Bernhard

Connecticut College

Department of Biology

Box 5213
211 New London Hall, 270 Mohegan Ave.
New London , CT  06320  

aeber@conncoll.edu

Project List:

Coastal Waters Consortium II (CWC II)

Year 5-7 Consortia Grants (RFP-IV)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

Coastal Waters Consortium (CWC)

Year 2-4 Consortia Grants (RFP-I)Role: Co-Principal Investigator, Task Co-Lead

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles - 2

2016

Bernhard, A. E., Sheffer, R., Giblin, A. E., Marton, J. M., & Roberts, B. J. (2016). Population Dynamics and Community Composition of Ammonia Oxidizers in Salt Marshes after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. Front. Microbiol., 7(854).

2015

Marton, J. M., Roberts, B. J., Bernhard, A. E., & Giblin, A. E. (2015). Spatial and Temporal Variability of Nitrification Potential and Ammonia-Oxidizer Abundances in Louisiana Salt Marshes. Estuaries and Coasts, 38(6), 1824–1837.

Conference Presentations - 24

2017

Bernhard, A. E., Giblin, A. E., & Roberts, B. J. (2017). Multi-year Patterns in Community Composition of Ammonia-Oxidizers in Louisiana Salt Marshes Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.
Chelsky, A., Marton, J., Bernhard, A., Giblin, A., & Roberts, B. J. (2017). Long-term patterns in nitrification rates and ammonia oxidizer abundances in Louisiana salt marshes following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2017. New Orleans, LA : 02/06/17-02/09/17.

2016

Bernhard, A. E., Giblin, A. E., & Roberts B.J. (2016). Patterns in Community Composition of Ammonia-Oxidizers in Louisiana Salt Marshes Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In 16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology. Montreal, Canada : 08/21/16-08/26/16: Poster.
Bernhard, A. E., Sheffer, R., Giblin, A. E., Marton, J. M., & Roberts, B. J. (2016). Population Dynamics and Community Composition of Ammonia Oxidizers in Salt Marshes Impacted by the Macondo Oil Spill. In General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology. Boston, MA : 06/16/16-06/20/16: Poster.
Bernhard, A. E., Sheffer, R., Marton, J. M., Roberts, B. J., & Giblin, A. E. (2016). Impacts of Oil on Population Dynamics and Community Composition of Ammonia Oxidizers and Relationships with Nitrification Rates in Louisiana Salt Marshes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Chelsky, A., Marton, J., Bernhard, A., Giblin, A., Setta, S., Hill, T., et al. (2016). Nitrification, denitrification, and greenhouse gas production during peak growing season in oiled and unoiled Louisiana salt marshes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16.
Chelsky, A., Marton, J., Bernhard, A., Giblin, A., Setta, S., Hill, T., et al. (2016). Spatial Patterns in Biogeochemical Processes During Peak Growing Season in Oiled and Unoiled Louisiana Salt Marshes: A Multi-Year Analysis. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2016. New Orleans, LA : 02/21/16-02/26/16: Poster.
Chelsky, A., Marton, J., Bernhard, A. E., Giblin, A. E., Setta, S. P., & Roberts, B. J. (2016). Biogeochemical processes in oiled and unoiled Louisiana salt marshes: a multiyear analysis. In 2016 State of the Coast. New Orleans, LA : 06/01/16-06/03/16.
Giblin, A. E., Tucker, J., Bernhard, A. E., Marton, J. M., Rich, M. W., Sullivan, H. L., et al. (2016). Potential and in-situ denitrification rates in oiled and unoiled Louisiana salt marsh sediments following the Deepwater Horizon spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.
Roberts, B. J., Chatelain, K., Fortin, S., Chelsky, A., Setta, S., Sullivan, H., et al. (2016). Highly variable biogeochemical process rates across salt marsh soil subhabitats: implications for scaling-up plot level measurements. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2016. Tampa, FL : 02/01/16-02/04/16: Poster.

2015

Bernhard, A. E., Sheffer, R., Giblin, A. E., Marton, J. M., & Roberts, B. J. (2015). Potential impacts of oiling on nitrifying communities in Louisiana salt marshes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Giblin, A. E., Tucker, J., Bernhard, A. E., Marton, J. M., Rich, M. W., & Roberts, B. J. (2015). Denitrification rates in marsh sediments exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill and nearby reference sites in Louisiana salt marshes. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Rabalais, N., Able, K., Bernhard, A., Besonen, M., Engel, A., Fodrie, F., et al. (2015). CWC-II Principal Investigators and Research Plan, CWC-II poster. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15: Poster.
Rabalais, N. N., Able, K. W., Bernhard, A. E., Brown, K. M., Crandall, K. A., Engel, A. S., et al. (2015). CWC-I Plenary Presentation. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2015. Houston, TX : 02/16/15-02/19/15.
Roberts, B. J., Marton, J. M., Rich, M. W., Sullivan, H. L., Bernhard, A. E., Tucker, J., et al. (2015). Denitrification rates in marsh sediments exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill and nearby reference sites in Louisiana salt marshes. In Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation 2015. Portland, OR : 11/08/15-11/12/15.

2014

Bernhard, A. E., Pandya, K., Sheffer, R., Zazueta-Ramirez, C., Marton, J. M., Roberts, B., et al. (2014). Impacts of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Abundance, Activity, and Community Composition of Ammonia-Oxidizing Archaea and Bacteria in Louisiana Salt Marshes. In American Society for Microbiology General Meeting. Boston, MA : 5/17/14-5/20/14: Poster.
Marton, J. M., Roberts, B. J., Bernhard, A. E., Giblin, A. E., Mack, S., & Moore, T. (2014). Differential biogeochemical responses of Spartina alterniflora and Avicennia germinans soils following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In 2014 Phycological Society of America Meeting/Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR : 05/18/14-05/23/14.
Roberts, B. J., Marton, J. M., Bernhard, A. E., & Giblin, A. E. (2014). Louisiana salt marsh biogeochemistry and microbial community dynamics following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In 2014 Phycological Society of America Meeting/Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting. Portland, OR : 05/18/14-05/23/14: Poster.

2013

Bernhard, A. E., Marton, J., Roberts, B., & Giblin, A. E. (2013). Community composition of ammonia-oxidizing bacteria in Louisiana marshes impacted by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In 22nd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. San Diego, CA, November 3 - 7, 2013.
Giblin, A. E., Bernhard, A. E., Marton, J., Tucker, J., & Roberts, B. (2013). Denitrification and dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA) in sediments exposed to oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. In 22nd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. San Diego, CA, November 3 - 7, 2013.
Marton, J. M., Bernhard, A. E., Giblin, A. E., & Roberts, B. J. (2013). Louisiana Brackish and Salt Marsh Nitrification Potential and Microbial Diversity Following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill & Ecosystem Science Conference 2013. New Orleans, LA: 01/21/2013-01/23/2013.
Marton, J. M., Roberts, B. J., Bernhard, A. E., & Giblin, A. E. (2013). Location, Location, Location! Spatial Heterogeneity of Salt Marsh Biogeochemical Processes. In 22nd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation. San Diego, CA, November 3 - 7, 2013.
Maton, J. M., Roberts, B. J., Bernhard, A. E., & Giblin, A. E. (2013). The Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill: Biogeochemical Impacts Two Years Post-Spill. In SWS Meeting. Duluth, MN, June 2-6, 2013.
Roberts, B. J., Marton, J. M., Bernhard, A. E., & Giblin, A. E. (2013). Louisiana brackish and salt marsh nitrification potential and microbial diversity following the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. In Ocean Sciences Meeting 2013. New Orleans, LA : 02/17/13-02/22/2013.