Sediment, Nutrient, and Vegetation Trends Along the Tidal, Forested Pocomoke River, Maryland

  • Daniel E. Kroes
  • Cliff R. Hupp
  • Gregory B. Noe


Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.


  1. Beaven GF, Oosting HJ (1939) Pocomoke Swamp: A study of a cypress swamp on the eastern shore of Maryland. Bull Torrey Bot Club 66:376-389CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Bricker O, Newell W, Simon N (2003) Bog iron formation in the Nassa-wango watershed, Maryland. Open File Report 03-346. U.S. Geological Survey, Scholar
  3. Brinson MM (1977) Decomposition and nutrient exchange of litter in an alluvial swamp forest. Ecology 58:601–609CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Brinson MM (1993) Changes in the functioning of wetlands along environmental gradients. Wetlands 13:65-74Google Scholar
  5. Davis EV (2005) Circulation and transport processes for the Pocomoke River, a tributary to a partially mixed estuary. M.S. thesis, University of MarylandGoogle Scholar
  6. Doumlele DG, Fowler K, Silberhorn GM (1985) Vegetative community structure of a tidal freshwater swamp in Virginia. Wetlands 4:129-145Google Scholar
  7. Falcão M, Vale C (1995) Tidal flushing of ammonium from intertidal sediments of Ria Formosa, Portugal. Aq Ecol 29:239-244Google Scholar
  8. Hupp CR (2000) Hydrology, geomorphology, and vegetation of Coastal Plain rivers in the southeastern United States. Hydrol Proc 14:2991-3010CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Hupp CR, Noe GB (2006) Sediment and nutrient accumulation within lowland bottomland ecosystems: An example from the Atchafalaya River Basin, Louisiana. In: Proceedings hydrology and management of forested wetlands. American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, pp 175-187Google Scholar
  10. Hupp CR, Schening M (1997) Patterns of sedimentation and woody vegetation along black-and brown-water riverine forested wetlands. Assoc Southeastern Biol Bull 44:140.Google Scholar
  11. Hupp CR, Woodside MD, Yanosky TM (1993) Sediment and trace element trapping in a forested wetland, Chickahominy River, Virginia. Wetlands 13:95-104CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Kroes DE, Hupp CR (in review) Floodplain sedimentation and subsidence along channelized and unchannelized reaches of the Pocomoke River, Maryland. Hydrol ProcGoogle Scholar
  13. Larsen C, Clark I, Guntenspergen G, Cahoon D, Caruso V, Hupp CR, Yanosky T (2004) The Blackwater NWR inundation model. Rising sea level on a low-lying coast: Land use planning for wetlands. Open File Report 04-1302. U.S. Geological Survey, 2004/1302Google Scholar
  14. Leopold LB, Wolman MG, Miller JP (1964) Fluvial processes in geomorphology. W.H. Freeman and Co., San FranciscoGoogle Scholar
  15. Light HM, Darst MR, Lewis LJ, Howell DA (2002) Hydrology, vegetation and soils of riverine and tidal floodplain forest of the lower Suwannee River, Florida and potential impacts of flow reductions. Professional Paper 1656-A. U.S. Geological Survey, TallahasseeGoogle Scholar
  16. Maryland Department of Planning (2002) Land use land cover GIS data Scholar
  17. Megonigal JP, Conner WH, Kroeger S, Sharitz RR (1997) Aboveground production in southeastern floodplain forests: A test of the subsidy-stress hypothesis. Ecology 78(2):370–384.Google Scholar
  18. Mertes LAK (1997) Documentation and significance of the perirheic zone on inundated floodplains. Water Resour Res 33:1749–1762CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Mixon RB (1985) Stratigraphic and geomorphic framework of uppermost Cenozoic deposits in the southern Delmarva Peninsula, Virginia and Maryland. Professional Paper 1067-G. U.S. Geological Survey, p G1-G53Google Scholar
  20. Nelson DW, Sommers LE (1996) Total carbon, organic carbon, and organic matter. In: Sparks DL (ed) Methods of soil analysis, Part 3: Chemical Methods-SSSA book series 5, Soil Science Society of America, Madison, pp 1002-1005Google Scholar
  21. Newell W, Clark E, Bricker O (2004) Distribution of Holocene sediment in Chesapeake Bay as interpreted from submarine geomorphology of submerged landforms, selected core holes, bridge borings, and seismic profiles. Open File Report 04-1235. U.S. Geological Survey, Scholar
  22. NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) (2006) Historical hurricane tracks. .htmlGoogle Scholar
  23. NOAA (National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration), NCDC (National Climatic Data Center) (2006) US climate normals. normals.plGoogle Scholar
  24. Noe GB, Hupp CR (2005) Carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus accumulation in floodplains of Atlantic Coastal Plain rivers, USA. Ecol Appl 15:1178-1190CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Noe GB, Hupp CR (in review) Seasonal variation in nutrient retention during inundation of a short-hydroperiod floodplain. River Res ApplGoogle Scholar
  26. Perkins SO, Bacon SR (1928) Soil survey Worcester County, Maryland, U.S. Government Printing Office, WashingtonGoogle Scholar
  27. Rheinhardt RD (1992) A multivariate analysis of vegetation patterns in tidal freshwater swamps of lower Chesapeake Bay, USA. Bull Torrey Bot Club 119:193-208CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Ross KM, Hupp CR, Howard AD (2004) Sedimentation in floodplains of selected tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay. In: Bennett SJ, Simon A (eds) Riparian vegetation and fluvial geomorphology. American Geophysical Union, Water Sci Appl 8:187-208Google Scholar
  29. Scharf JT (1888) History of Delaware. LJ Richards & Co, PhiladelphiaGoogle Scholar
  30. Spencer DR, Perry JE, Silberhorn GM (2001) Early secondary succession in bottomland hardwood forests of southeastern Virginia. Environ Manage 27:559–570PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. USDA, NASS (U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agriculture Statistics Service) (2002) Census of agriculture volume 1 county level data. _013_013.pdfGoogle Scholar
  32. Wharton CH, Kitchens WM, Pendleton EC, Sipe TW (1982) The ecology of bottomland hardwood swamps of the southeast: A community profile. FWS/OBS-81/37. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, WashingtonGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel E. Kroes
    • 1
    • 2
  • Cliff R. Hupp
    • 2
  • Gregory B. Noe
    • 2
  1. 1.U.S. Geological SurveyBaton Rouge
  2. 2.U.S. Geological SurveyReston

Personalised recommendations