Denice Wardrop

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Research Professor, Geography

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Research interests include landscape ecology, wetland plant communities, effects of human disturbance on wetland ecosystems and wetland condition assessment.

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Recent Publications

Estuaries as Filters for Riverine Microplastics: Simulations in a Large, Coastal-Plain Estuary

López, A. G., Najjar, R. G., Friedrichs, M. A. M., Hickner, M. A. & Wardrop, D. H., Aug 26 2021, In: Frontiers in Marine Science. 8, 715924.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Variation in surface and subsurface nitrogen cycling in headwater floodplain wetlands due to soil type and wetland condition

Moon, J. B., Wardrop, D. H., Fennessy, M. S., Ingram, H. M., Britson, A. & Okoro, M. H., Oct 1 2020, In: Wetlands Ecology and Management. 28, 5, p. 727-751 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Fine-scale spatial homogenization of microbial habitats: a multivariate index of headwater wetland complex condition

Moon, J. B., Wardrop, D. H., Smithwick, E. A. H. & Naithani, K. J., Jan 2019, In: Ecological Applications. 29, 1, e01816.

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Assessing the relative vulnerabilities of Mid-Atlantic freshwater wetlands to projected hydrologic changes

Wardrop, D. H., Hamilton, A. T., Nassry, M. Q., West, J. M. & Britson, A. J., Feb 2019, In: Ecosphere. 10, 2, e02561.

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Soil carbon sequestration in freshwater wetlands varies across a gradient of ecological condition and by ecoregion

Fennessy, M. S., Wardrop, D. H., Moon, J. B., Wilson, S. & Craft, C., Apr 15 2018, In: Ecological Engineering. 114, p. 129-136 8 p.

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Plant community composition as a driver of decomposition dynamics in riparian wetlands

Britson, A., Wardrop, D. & Drohan, P., Jun 1 2016, In: Wetlands Ecology and Management. 24, 3, p. 335-346 12 p.

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Land-use and land-cover effects on soil microbial community abundance and composition in headwater riparian wetlands

Moon, J. B., Wardrop, D. H., Bruns, M. A. V., Miller, R. M. & Naithani, K. J., Jun 1 2016, In: Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 97, p. 215-233 19 p.

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A coupled surface-subsurface modeling framework to assess the impact of climate change on freshwater wetlands

Yu, X., Bhatt, G., Duffy, C. J., Wardrop, D. H., Najjar, R. G., Ross, A. C. & Rydzik, M., 2015, In: Climate Research. 66, 3, p. 211-228 18 p.

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Proposed hydrogeomorphic classification for wetlands of the mid-atlantic region, USA

Brooks, R. P., Brinson, M. M., Havens, K. J., Hershner, C. S., Rheinhardt, R. D., Wardrop, D. H., Whigham, D. F., Jacobs, A. D. & Rubbo, J. M., Apr 1 2011, In: Wetlands. 31, 2, p. 207-219 13 p.

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The wetland disturbance index: Links with soil and water nitrate concentrations

Cleveland, M. R., Smithwick, E. A. H., Brooks, R. P. & Wardrop, D. H., Oct 2011, In: Wetlands. 31, 5, p. 853-863 11 p.

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Wetland ecosystem services and coupled socioeconomic benefits through conservation practices in the Appalachian Region

Wardrop, D. H., Glasmeier, A. K., Peterson-Smith, J., Eckles, D., Ingram, H. & Brooks, R. P., Apr 2011, In: Ecological Applications. 21, 3 SUPPL., p. S93-S115

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Potential climate-change impacts on the Chesapeake Bay

Najjar, R. G., Pyke, C. R., Adams, M. B., Breitburg, D., Hershner, C., Kemp, M., Howarth, R., Mulholland, M. R., Paolisso, M., Secor, D., Sellner, K., Wardrop, D. & Wood, R., Jan 1 2010, In: Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 86, 1, p. 1-20 20 p.

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Biotic and abiotic factors affecting distributions of megafauna in diffuse flow on andesite and basalt along the Eastern Lau Spreading Center, Tonga

Podowski, E. L., Ma, S., Luther, G. W., Wardrop, D. & Fisher, C. R., 2010, In: Marine Ecology Progress Series. 418, p. 25-45 21 p.

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Hydrogeomorphology, environment, and vegetation associations across a latitudinal gradient in highland wetlands of the northeastern USA

Peterson-Smith, J., Wardrop, D. H., Cole, C. A., Cirmo, C. P. & Brooks, R. P., 2009, In: Plant Ecology. 203, 2, p. 155-172 18 p.

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Editorial: Why become a certified SWS-professional wetland scientist: A perspective from the academic world

Atkinson, R., Brooks, R., Cole, A., Craft, C., Brinson, M., Mitsch, W. J., Perry, J. E., Rains, M., Rickerl, D. H., Shannon, R., Teal, J., Wardrop, D. & Warner, B., Dec 2008, In: Wetlands. 28, 4, p. 1104-1105 2 p.

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