selected bibliography


                           ECOLOGY OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER DELTA REGION

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

 

Adams, R. D. et al.  1976.  Barataria Basin:  Geologic processes and framework.  Center for Wetland Resources, LSUBR, 117 pp.

Allen, Charles M., Andrew W. Allen, and Harry H. Winters.  2005.  Edible plants of the Gulf south.  Allen’s Native Ventrues, LLC.  Pitkin, La.  291 pp.

__________, Dawn Allen Newman, and Harry H. Winters.  2002.  Trees, shrubs,and woody vines of Louisiana.  Allen’s Native Ventures, LLC.  Pitkin, La.  333 pp.

Anderson, R. and M. Rockel.  1991.  Economic valuation of wetlands.  Discussion paper #065.  Am. Pet. Inst.  60 pp.

Anonymous.  1978.  Wildlife resources of Louisiana.  La. Dept. Wildl. Fish., Wildl. Ed. Bull (93):  1-34.

Anonymous.  1996.  Costly corps:  How the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers spends your tax dollars to destroy America's natural resources.  Gulf Restoration Network and Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund, New Orleans.  55 pp.

Bahr, L. M., Jr., R. Costanza, J. W. Day, Jr., S. E. Bayley, C. Neill, S. G. Leibowitz, and J. Fruci.  1983.  Ecological characterization of the Mississippi Deltaic Plain region:  a narrative with management recommendations.  U. S. Fish and Wildl. Serv., Div. Biol. Serv., Washington, D. C.  FWS/OBS-82/69.  189 pp.

           and J. J. Hebrard.  1979.  Barataria Basin:  Biological characterization.  Center for Wetland Resources, LSUBR, 144 pp.

Barataria Terrebonne National Estuary Program.  1995.  Saving our good earth:  A call to action.  Barataria-Terrebone National Estuary Program Characterization Report.  62 pp.

Barrett, B. B. and M. C. Gillespie.  1973.  Primary factors which influence commercial shrimp production in coastal Louisiana.  La. Dept. Wildl. Fish. Tech. Bull.  9:  1-28.

         et al.  1978.  A study of Louisiana's major estuaries and adjacent offshore waters.  La. Dept. Wildl. Fish. Tech. Bull.  27:  1-197.

Baxley, Janina.  2003.  50 Hikes in Louisiana.  Walks, hikes and backpacks in the Bayou State.  Backcountry Guides, Woodstock, Vt.  276 pp.

Beccasio, A. D., A. E. Redfield, R. L. Frew, et al.  1983.  Lower Mississippi Valley ecological inventory:  user's guide and information base.  U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv., Div. Biol. Serv., Washington, D.C.  FWS/OBS-83/19.  84 pp.


Britsch, L. D. and E. B. Kemp III.  1990.  Land loss rates:  Mississippi River deltaic plain.  U. S. Army Corp of Engineers, Tech. Rept. GL-90-2

Brown, Clair A.  1972 (Reprint).  Louisiana trees and shrubs.  Claitor's Publishing Division, B.R.

        .  1972.  Wildflowers of Louisiana and adjoining states.  LSU Press, B.R.

Bureau of Land Management.  1980.  Environmental statement:  Proposed 1979 outer continential shelf oil and gas lease sale 58.  Western and central Gulf of Mexico.  Vol. 2, visuals.

Cahoon, D. R. and C. G. Groat.  1990.  A study of marsh management practice in coastal Louisiana.  Vol. 1-4.  Minerals Mgt. Serv. OCS Study MMS 90-0075-0078.

Chabreck, R. H.  1972.  Vegetation, water and soil characteristics of the Louisiana coastal region.  LSU Argicul. Exper. Sta. Bull.  (664):  1-72.

Chabreck, R. H. and R. E. Condrey.  1979.  Common vascular plants of the Louisiana coastal marsh.  Center for Wetlands Resources, LSUBR.

Chatry, F. M. and S. M. Gagliano.  1970(?).  Shaping and re-shaping a delta.  Technology and nature collaborate.  Water Spectrum mag., Fall 1970, 8 pp.

Clark, J.  1974.  Coastal ecosystems:  ecological considerations for management of the coastal zone.  Conserv. Found., Washington, DC, 178 pp.

Clipp, Amy.  1995.  Coast watcher's guide.  How to preserve and protect Louisiana's wetlands and coastal zone.  Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana, Baton Rouge.  35 pp.

Coastal Environments, Inc.  1976.  A process for coastal resource management and impact assessment.  La. St. Planning Office, 72 pp.

          .  1982.  St. Bernard Parish Coastal management program document.  St. Bernard Parish Planning Commission, 182 pp.

          .  1984.  Environmental characteristics of the Pontchartrain-Maurepas Basin and identification of management issues.  Coastal Management Div., LA Dept. Nat. Res., Baton Rouge. 


Costanza, R., C. Neill, S. G. Leibowitz, J. R. Fruci, L. M. Bahr, Jr., J. W. Day, Jr., and M. W. Young.  1983.  Ecological Models of the Mississippi Deltaic Plain region:  Data Collection and presentation.  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serv., Div. Biol. Serv., Washington, D. C. FWS/OBS-82/68.  342 pp.

Cowardin, L. M., V. Carter, F. C. Golet, and E. T. LaRoe.  1979.  Classification of wetlands and deepwater habitats of the United States.  Off. Biol. Serv., Fish Wildl. Serv., U. S. Dept. Interior, FWS/OBS-79/31: 1-131.

Davis, R. A., Jr. (ed.).  1978.  Coastal sedimentary environments.  Springer-Verlag, New York, 420 pp.

Dugas, R. J.  1979.  Some observations on the post-construction effects of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet on Louisiana oyster production.  La. Dept. Wildl. Fish. Tech. Bull.  (28):  1-15.

           and W. S. Perret.  1975.  The effects of 1973 spring floodwaters on oyster populations in Louisiana.  Proc. 29th Ann. Conf. Southeast.  Assoc. Game-Fish Comm:  208-214.

           , J. W. Tarver, and L. S. Nutwell.  1974.  The mollusk communities of Lakes Pontchartrain and Maurepas, Louisiana.  La. Dept. Wildl. Fish. Tech. Bull  (10):  1-13.

Dunbar, J. B., L. D. Britsch, and E. B. Kemp III.  1990.  Land loss rates.  Report 2.  Louisiana Chenier Plain.  U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tech. Rept. GL-90-2

          ,           , and           .  1992.  Land loss rates.  Report 3.  Louisiana Coastal Plain.  U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tech. Rept. GL-90-2.

Eleuterius, L. N.  1980.  An illustrated guide to tidal marsh plants of Mississippi and adjacent states.  Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.  Publ. No.: MASGP-77-039, 131 pp.

Fotheringham, Nick.  1980.  Beachcomber's guide to Gulf coast marine life.  Gulf Publishing Co., Houston.

Frazier, D. E.  1967.  Recent deltaic deposits of the Mississippi River:  their development and chronology.  Trans. Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Soc. 17: 287-311.

Gagliano, S. M. and J. L. van Beek.  1970.  Hydrologic and geologic studies of coastal Louisiana.  1.  Geologic and geomorphic aspects of deltaic processes, Mississippi Delta System.  Costal Resources Unit, Center for Wetland Resources, LSUBR, 140 pp.


          , H. J. Kwon, and J. L. van Beek.  1970.  Hydrologic and geologic studies of coastal Louisiana.  2.  Salinity regimes in Louisiana estuaries.  Coastal Resources Unit, Center for Wetland Resources, LSUBR, 63 pp.

          , H. J. Kwon, and J. L. van Beek.  1970.  Hydrologic and geologic studies of coastal Louisiana.  9.  Deterioration and restoration of coastal wetlands.  Proc. 12th Internatl. Conf. Coastal Engineering, 15 pp.

           and           .  1975.  An approach to multi-use management in the Mississippi Delta System, pp. 223-238.  In:  Broussard, M. L. (ed.).  Deltas, Models for Exploration.

           and           .  1976.  Mississippi River sediment as a resource.  pp. 103-125.  In:  Saxena, R. S. (ed.).  Modern Mississippi Delta - depositional environments and processes.

          , P. Light and R. E. Becker.  1973.  Hydrologic and geologic studies of coastal Louisiana.  8.  Controlled diversions in the Mississippi Delta System:  an approach to environmental management.  Coastal Resources Unit, Center for Wetland Resources, LSUBR, 146 pp.

Gore, R. H.  1992.  The Gulf of Mexico.  A Treasury of Resources in the American Mediterranean.  Pineapple Press, Sarasota, FL.  384 pp.

Gosselink, J. G., E. P. Odum, and R. M. Pope.  1974.  The value of the tidal marsh.  Center for Wetland Resources, LSUBR (publ. no. LSU-SG-74-03), 30 pp.

Gould, H. R. and E. McFarlan, Jr.  1959.  Geologic history of the Chenier Plain, southwestern Louisiana.  Trans. Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Soc. 9:261-270.

Grissom, P. H.  1957.  The Mississippi Delta region, pp. 524-531.  In:  Steffernd, A. (ed.).  Soil.  Yrbook. Agricul. 1957, Washington, D.C., 784 pp.

Hallowell, Christopher.  2001.  Holding Back the Sea.  The Struggle for America’s Natural Legacy on the Gulf Coast.  Harper Collins Publ., NY.

Heard, Richard.  1982.  Guide to common tidal marsh invertebrates of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico.  Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium.  Pub. no.:  MASCP-79-004.

Helvarg, David.  2001.  Blue Frontier.  Saving America’s Living Seas.  W. H. Freeman & Co., NY.

Herbert, P. J. and G. Taylor.  1978.  The deadliest, costliest, and most intense United States hurricans of this century (and other frequently requested hurrican facts).  NOAA Tech. Mem. NWS NHC 7:  1-23.

Herndon, Ernest.  2003.  Canoeing Louisiana.  2003.  Univ. Press Mississippi, Jackson.  209 pp.

Hoese, H. D. and R. H. Moore.  1977.  Fishes of the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana and adjacent waters.  Texas A&M University Press, College Station.

Houck, O. A.  1983.  Land loss in coastal Louisiana: causes, consequences, and remedies.  Tulane Law Rev. 58: 3-168.


          .  1985.  Rising water:  the national flood insurance program and Louisiana.  Tulane Law Rev. 60: 61-164.

          , F. Wagner, and J. B. Elstrott.  1989.  To restore Lake Pontchartrain.  A report to the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission on the sources, remedies, and economic impacts of pollution in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.  Metairie, LA.  270 pp.

Howard, P. C., T. J. Duenckel, S. M. Gagliano, G. J. Gasperecz, and J. C. Leslie.  1984.  The Mississippi River Gulf Outlet: a study of bank stabilization.  St. Bernard Police Jury, U.S. Dept. Commerce, and LA DNR, 108 pp.

Janssen, J. S.  1987.  Building New Orleans.  The engineer's role.  Waldemar S. Nelson and Co., Inc.  New Orleans.  118 pp.

Jaworski, E.  1972.  The blue crab fishery, Barataria Estuary, Louisiana.  Center for Wetland Resources, LSUBR (LSU-SG-72-01), 112 pp.

Junot, J., M. A. Poirrier, and T. M. Soniat.  1983.  Effects of saltwater intrusion from the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal on the benthos of Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana.  Gulf Res. Repts. 7(3):  247-254.

Kazmann, R. G. and D. B. Johnson.  1980.  If the old river control structure fails?  (The physical and economic consequences).  La. Water Res. Research Inst. Bull. 12:  86 pp.

Kelley, J. T., A. R. Kelley, O. H. Pilkey, Sr., and A. A. Clark.  1984.  Living with the Louisiana shore.  Duke Univ. Press, Durham, NC.  164 pp.

Kennedy, J. C.  1991.  A view from the heart.  Bayou country ecology.  Blue Heron Press, Thibodaux, LA.  145 pp.

Klimas, C. V., C. O. Martin, and J. W. Teaford.  1981.  Impacts of flooding regime modification on wildlife habitats of bottomland hardwood forests in the lower Mississippi Valley.  US Army Corps of Engineer Tech. Rept. EL-81-13.  137 pp.

Kniffen, F. B.  1968.  Louisiana, its land and people.  LSU Press, BR.

Kolb, C. R. and R. T. Saucier.  1982.  Engineering geology of New Orleans. Geol. Soc.  Amer. Rev. Engineering Geol. 5:75-93.

LaCaze, Cecil.  1976.  Crawfish farming.  La. Dept. Wildl. Fish. Bull.  (7):  1-27.


Larson, D. K. et al.  1980.  Mississippi Deltaic Plain Region ecological characterization:  a socioeconomic study.  Vol. I:  synthesis papers.  U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv., Off. Biol. Serv.  FWS/OBS-79/05, 368 pp.

Lewis, Fielding.  1988.  Tales of a Louisiana Duck Hunter.  Little Atakapas Publ., Franklin, LA.

Lewis, P. F.  1976.  New Orleans - The making of an urban landscape.  Ballinger Publ. Co., Cambridge, MA.  115 pp.

Louisiana Land and Exploration Company.  1990.  Louisiana's national treasure.  Privately printed.  New Orleans.  22 pp.

Lowery, G. H.  1974.  Louisiana Birds.  LSU Press, BR.

        .  1974.  The mammals of Louisiana and its adjacent waters.  LSU Press, BR.

Martinez, J. D.  1991.  Salt domes.  Amer. Scient. 79(5):  420-431.

          .  1986.  Mississippi-Atchafalaya diversion:  a new perspective.  Bull. Assoc. Engineer. Geol.  23 (1):  93-100.

           and C. O. Durham, Jr.  1969.  Man and nature at odds in the delta.  Environmental Sci. & Tech. 3(Dec):  1252-1257.

Montz, G. N.  1978.  Vegetational studies on the effects of the 1973 operation of the Bonnet Carre Spillway in Louisiana.  Proc. La. Acad. Sci.  41:  36-41.

Morgan, James P. 1951. Genesis and paleontology of the Mississippi River mudlumps. Part I. Mudlumps of the Mississippi River. Louisiana Geol. Surv., Dept. Conserv., Geol. Bull. 35:57.

Morton, J. W.  1977.  Ecological effects of dredging and dredge spoil disposal:  a literature review.  U.S. Fish and Wildl. Serv. Tech. Pap.  (94):  1-33.

Muller, R. A.  1977.  A synoptic climatology for environmental baseline analysis:  New Orleans.  J. Applied Meterol.  16:  20-33.

         .  1979.  Some environmental responses to synoptic weather type regimes in southern Louisiana, pp. 165-189.  In:  Day, J. W., Jr. et al. (eds.).  Proc. Third coastal marsh and estuary management symposium.  LSU Div. Cont. Ed.

           and C. L. Wax.  1977.  A comparative synoptic climatic baseline for coastal Louisiana.  Geosci. and Man 18: 121-129.

Mumphrey, A. J. et al.  1978.  The value of wetlands in the Barataria Basin.  La. Dept. Transport. & Develop., Coastal Resources Prog., 151 pp.


National Ocean. Atmos. Administ.  1977.  The greatest storm on earth:  hurricane. NOAA/PA 76008: 1-21.

National Research Council, Committee on Characterization of Wetlands.  1995.  Wetlands.  Characteristics and Boundaries.  National Academy Press, Washington, DC.  306 pp.

Neill, C. and R. E. Turner.  in press.  Backfilling canals to mitigate wetland dredging in Louisiana coastal marshes.

O'Neil, T. and G. Linscombe.  1977.  The fur animals, the alligator, and the fur industry in Louisiana.  La. Dept. Wildl. & Fish., Wildl. Ed. Bull.  (109):  1-68.

Penfound, W. T.  1952.  Southern swamps and marshes.  Bot. Rev. 18:313-336.

           and E. S. Hathaway.  1938.  Plant communities in the marshlands of southeastern Louisiana.  Ecol. Monogr. 8:1-56.

           and J. A. Howard.  1940.  A phytosociological study of an evergreen oak forest in the vicinity of New Orleans, Louisiana.  Amer. Midl. Nat.  23: 165-174.

Penland, S., R. Boyd, D. Nummendal, and H. Roberts.  1981.  Deltaic barrier development on the Louisiana coast.  Suppl. Trans. Gulf Coast Assoc. Geol. Soc. 31:471-476.

          , J. R. Suter, and R. Boyd.  1985.  Barrier island arcs along abandoned Mississippi River deltas.  Marine Geol. 63:197-233.

          , W. Ritchie, R. Boyd, R. G. Gerdes, and J. R. Suter.  1986.  The Bayou Lafourche delta, Mississippi River delta plain, Louisiana.  Geol. Soc. Amer. Cent. Field Guide - SE Sec., pp. 447-452.

          , J. Suter, and L. Nakashima.  1986.  Protecting our barrier islands.  La. Conserv. Jan/Feb: 22-25.

Poirrier, M. A.  1978.  Studies of salinity stratification in southern Lake Pontchartrain near the Inner Harbour Navigation Canal.  Proc. La. Acad. Sci. 41:  26-35.

         and M. M. Mulino.  1975.  The effects of the 1973 opening of the Bonnet Carre Spillway upon epifaunal invertebrates in southern Lake Pontchartrain.  Proc. La. Acad. Sci.  38:  36-40.


          and            .  1977.  The impact of the 1975 Bonnet Carré Spillway opening on epifaunal invertebrates in southern Lake Pontchartrain.  J. Elisha Mitchell Sci. Soc.  93:  11-18.

Rabalais, Nancy N.  and R. Eugene Turner [Eds].  2001.  Coastal and Estuarine Studies.  Coastal Hypoxia.  Consequences for Living Resources and Ecosystems.  Amer. Geophysical Union, Washington, DC.

Reintjes, J. W. (ed.).  1983.  Improving multiple use of coastal and marine resouces.  Proc. Symp. Internatl. Assoc. Fish Wildl. Agen. & Amer. Fish. Soc., 1982:1-96.

Saucier, R. T.  1963.  Recent geomorphic history of the Pontchartrain Basin.  Coastal Stud. Ser. 9, LSU Press, Baton Rouge, 114 pp.

Shabman, L. A. and S. S. Batie.  1977.  Estimating the economic value of natural coastal wetlands:  a cautionary note.  Res. Rept. A. E. 30.  Virginia Sea Grant publ. VPI-SG-77-06.  21 pp.

Sikora, W. B. and J. P. Sikora.  1982.  Ecological characterization of the benthic community of Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana.  U.S. Army Corps Engr., Contract No. DACW29-79.  214 pp.

           and B. Kjerfve.  1985.  Factors influencing the salinity regime of Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, a shallow coastal lagoon:  Analysis of a long-term data set.  Estuaries 8(2a): 170-180.

Snowden, J. O., W. C. Ward, and J. R. J. Studlick.  1980.  Geology of Greater New Orleans:  its relationship to land subsidence and flooding.  New Orleans Geol. Soc. Publ., 25 pp.

Spitzer, N. R.  (ed.).  1979.  Mississippi Delta ethnographic overview.  unpubl. ms submitted to Jean Lafitte National Park.

Stone, J. H.  (ed.).  1980.  Environmental analysis of Lake Pontchartrain Louisiana, its surrounding wetlands, and selected land uses.  CEL, CWR, LSU, BR, LA 70803.  Prepared for U.S. Army Engineer District, New Orleans.  Contract No. DACW-29-77-0253.  2 vols.

Streever, Bill.  2001.  Saving Louisiana?  The Battle for Coastal Wetlands.  Univ. Press of Mississippi, Jackson.

Tarver, J. W., L. B. Savoie, and B. Barrett.  1976.  An inventory and study of the Lake Pontchartrain-Lake Maurepas estuarine complex.  La. Dept. Wildl. Fish. Tech. Bull. (19): 1-159.

Tidwell, Mike.  2003.  Bayou Farewell:  The Rich Life and Tragic Death of Louisiana's Cajun Coast.  Pantheon.

Turner, R. E.  in press.  Man-made modifications of the Louisiana coastal wetlands.

Twilley, Robert R. et al.  2001.  Confronting Climate Change in the Gulf Coast Region.  Prospects for Sustaining our Ecological Heritage.  Union of Concerned Scientists and the Ecological Soc. Amer.

U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.  1977.  Water resources development in Louisiana.  Dept. Army, Lower Miss. Valley Div., 157 pp.


          .  1981.  New Orleans-Baton Rouge metropolitan area, water resources study.  Summary Report.  300 pp.

          .  1982.  Louisiana Coastal area, Louisiana.  Freshwater diversion to Barataria and Breton Sound Basins.  Feasibility study.  (Currently in draft form)  3 vols.

          .  1984.  Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, and vicinity hurricane protection project.  Reevaluation study.  143 pp.

Van Beek, J. L. et al.  1981.  An introduction to the environmental literature of the Mississippi Deltaic Plain region.  FWS/OBS-79/30:  198 pp.

          , D. Roberts, D. Davis, D. Sabins, and S. M. Gagliano.  1982.  Recommendations for freshwater diversion to Louisiana estuaries east of the Mississippi River.  Coastal Mgt. Sec., La. Dept. Nat. Res., 49 pp.

           and K. J.  Meyer-Arendt.  1982.  Louisiana's eroding coastline:  recommendations for protection.  Coastal Mgt. Sec. La. Dept. Nat. Res. 49 pp. and 31 pls.

Viosca, Percy.  1928. Louisiana wet lands and the value of their wild life and fishery resources.  Ecology 9(2):  216-229.

Wagner, F. and F. J. Monteferrante [eds.].  1983.  The Lake Pontchartrain/Lake Maurepas estuarine complex:  perspectives on its future.  LA Dept. Nat. Res., Baton Rouge.  53 pp.

Wax, C. L., M. J. Borengasser, and R. A. Muller.  1978.  Barataria Basin:  synoptic weather types and environmental responses.  Center for Wetland Resources, LSUBR, 60 pp.

Wentz, W. A.  1981.  Wetlands values and management.  U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv. and Environ. Protection Agency (U.S. Govt. Printing Off. 1981 0-346 801).  25 pp.

White, C. J.  1975.  Effects of 1973 river flood waters on brown shrimp in Louisiana estuaries.  La. Dept. Wildl. Fish. Tech. Bull.  (16): 1-24.

Wicker, K. M., G. C. Castille, III, D. J. Davis, S. M. Gagliano, D. W. Roberts, D. S. Sabins, and R. A. Weinstein.  1982.  St. Bernard Parish: a study in wetland management.  St. Bernard Parish Police Jury, 132 pp.

Wiygul, Robert and Amy Clipp.  1995.  Citizens' guide to Louisiana wetlands.  Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund.  105 pp.

Wright, L. D.  1970.  Circulation, effluent diffusion, and sediment transport, mouth of South Pass, Mississippi River Delta.  LSU Press, Coastal Studies Ser. (26):  1-56.

 

updated 6/1/2012