Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

Lewis KA, Rose KA, de Mutsert K, Sable S, Ainsworth C, Brady DC and Townsend H. 2021. Using Multiple Ecological Models to Inform Environmental Decision-Making. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:625790. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.625790

Piroddi C, Akoglu E, Andonegi E, Bentley JW, Celić I, Coll M, Dimarchopoulou D, Friedland R, de Mutsert K, Girardin R, Garcia-Gorriz E, Grizzetti B, Hernvann P-Y, Heymans JJ, Müller-Karulis B, Libralato S, Lynam CP, Macias D, Miladinova S, Moullec F, Palialexis A, Parn O, Serpetti N, Solidoro C, Steenbeek J, Stips A, Tomczak MT, Travers-Trolet M and Tsikliras AC. 2021. Effects of Nutrient Management Scenarios on Marine Food Webs: A Pan-European Assessment in Support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Front. Mar. Sci. 8:596797. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.596797

de Mutsert, K., Lewis, K.A., White, E.D., Buszowski, J., 2021. End-to-End Modeling Reveals Species-Specific Effects of Large-Scale Coastal Restoration on Living Resources Facing Climate Change. Front. Mar. Sci. 8. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2021.624532

Heymans, J.J., Bundy, A., Christensen, V., Coll, M., de Mutsert, K., Fulton, E.A., Piroddi, C., Shin, Y.-J., Steenbeek, J., Travers Trolet, M. 2020. The Ocean Decade: A True Ecosystem Modeling Challenge. Front. Mar. Sci. 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2020.554573

Dahood, A., de Mutsert, K., Watters, G.M. 2020. Evaluating Antarctic marine protected area scenarios using a dynamic food web model. Biological Conservation 251, 108766. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2020.108766

Alexander, S.B., Schlick, C., De Mutsert, K. 2020. Growth models and growing degreedays: assessment of young-of-year Alewife and Blueback Herring in Potomac River tributaries. Environ Biol Fish. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10641-020-01012-4.

Erisman, B.E., Bolser, D.G., Ilich, A., Fraiser, K.E., Glaspie, C.N., Moreno, P., Dell’Apa, A., De Mutsert, K., Yassin, M.S., Nepal, S., Tang, T., and A. Sacco. 2020. A meta-analytical review of the effects of environmental and ecological drivers on the abundance of red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11160-020-09608-w.

Schlick, C. J. C. and K. de Mutsert. 2019. Growth of adult river herring that spawn in tributaries of the Potomac River in Northern Virginia. Fishery Bulletin 117(1-2): 59-69. https://spo.nmfs.noaa.gov/content/fishery-bulletin/growth-adult-river-herring-spawn-tributaries-potomac-river-northern, doi: 10.7755/FB.117.1-2.7

Adebola, T. and K. de Mutsert. 2019. Comparative network analyses for Nigerian coastal waters using two Ecopath models developed for the years 1985 and 2000. Fisheries Research 213: 33-41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2018.12.028

Chagaris, D., Sagarese, S., Farmer, N., Mahmoudi, B., De Mutsert, K., VanderKooy, S., Patterson, W. III, Kilgour, M., Schueller, A., Ahrens, R., and M. Lauretta. 2018. Management challenges are opportunities for fisheries ecosystem models in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine Policy https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2018.11.033

Kolker, A., Dausman, A.M., Allison, M.A., Brown, G.L., Chu, P.Y., De Mutsert, K., Fitzpatrick, C.E., Henkel, J.R., Justic, D., Kleiss, B.A., McCoy, E., Mesehle, E., and C.P. Richards. 2018. Rethinking the river. EOS, 99, https://doi.org/10.1029/2018EO101169

De Mutsert, K., Lewis, K., Milroy, S., Buszowski, J., & Steenbeek, J. 2017. Using ecosystem modeling to evaluate trade-offs in coastal management: Effects of large-scale river diversions on fish and fisheries. Ecological Modelling360, 14-26.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.06.029

De Mutsert, K., Sills, A., Schlick, C.J.C., and R.C. Jones. 2017. Successes of restoration and its effects on the fish community in a freshwater tidal embayment of the Potomac River, USA. Water 9(6), 421; doi:10.3390/w9060421

Gruss, A., Rose, K.A., Simons, J., Ainsworth, C.H., Babcock, E.A., Chagaris, D.D., De Mutsert, K., Froeschke, J., Himchak, P., Kaplan, I.C., O’Farrell, H. and M.J. Zetina Rejon. 2017. Recommendations for ecosystem modeling efforts aiming to inform ecosystem-based fisheries management and restoration projects. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, DOI: 10.1080/19425120.2017.1330786

Arya, G., Tadayon, S., Sadighian, J., Jones, J., De Mutsert, K., Huff, T.B., and G.D. Foster. 2017. Pharmaceutical chemicals, steroids and xenoestrogens in water, sediment and fish from the tidal freshwater Potomac River (Virginia, USA). Journal of Environmental Science and Health, Part A, 52:7, 686-696, DOI: 10.1080/10934529.2017.1312975

De Mutsert, K., J. Steenbeek, J.H. Cowan, Jr., and V. Christensen. 2017. The use of ecosystem-based modeling in determining hypoxia effects on fish and fisheries. In: D. Justic, K.A. Rose, R.D. Hetland, and K. Fennel (eds). Modeling Coastal Hypoxia: Numerical Simulations of Patterns, Controls and Effects of Dissolved Oxygen Dynamics. Springer, New York.

Vasslides, J.M., De Mutsert, K., Christensen, V., and H. Townsend. 2016. Using the Ecopath with Ecosim modeling approach to understand the effects of watershed-based management actions in coastal ecosystems. Coastal Management 45 (1):1-12. Published online: DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2017.1237241. Journal impact factor: 1.433

De Mutsert, K., Steenbeek, J., Lewis, K., Buszowski, J., Cowan, J.H. Jr., and V. Christensen. 2016. Exploring effects of hypoxia on fish and fisheries in the northern Gulf of Mexico using a dynamic spatially explicit ecosystem model. Ecological Modelling 331: 142-150. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.10.013. Journal impact factor: 2.321

Lewis, K.A., De Mutsert, K., Cowan, J.H., Steenbeek, J., and Buszowski, J. 2016. Employing ecosystem models and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to investigate the response of changing marsh edge on the historical biomass of estuarine nekton in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, USA. In press in Ecological Modelling, available online: doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.01.017

Van der Ham, J.L. and K. de Mutsert. 2014. Abundance and size of Gulf shrimp in Louisiana’s coastal estuaries following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. PLoS ONE 9(10): e108884. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0108884

Rose, K., D. Justic, H. Huang, and K. de Mutsert. 2014. Simulating fish movement responses and potential salinity stress to large-scale river diversions. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 6(1): 43-61.

De Mutsert, K. and J.H. Cowan, Jr. 2012. A Before-After-Control-Impact analysis of the effects of a Mississippi River freshwater diversion on estuarine nekton in Louisiana, USA. Estuaries and Coasts 35: 1237-1248.

De Mutsert, K., J.H. Cowan, Jr. and C.J. Walters. 2012. Using Ecopath with Ecosim to explore nekton community response to freshwater diversion into a Louisiana estuary. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 4:104-116.

Day Jr., J.W., J.E. Cable, J.H., Cowan Jr., R. DeLaune, K. de Mutsert, B. Fry, H. Mashriqui, D. Justic, P. Kemp, R.R. Lane, J. Rick, S. Rick, L.P. Rozas, G. Snedden, E. Swenson, R.R. Twilley and B. Wissel, 2009. The impacts of pulsed reintroduction of river water on a Mississippi delta coastal basin. Journal of Coastal Research 54, 225-243.

De Mutsert, K., J.H. Cowan Jr., T.E. Essington and R.W. Hilborn, 2008. Reanalyses of Gulf of Mexico fisheries data: Landings can be misleading in assessments of fisheries and fisheries ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105, 2740-2744.

Rivera-Monroy, V.H., K. de Mutsert, R.R. Twilley, E. Casteneda-Moya, M.M. Romigh and S.E. Davis, III, 2007. Patterns of nutrient exchange in a riverine mangrove forest in the Shark River Estuary, Florida, USA. Hidrobiológica 17 (2), 169-178.

Van der Grinten, E., A.P.H.M. Janssen, K. de Mutsert, C. Barranguet and W. Admiraal, 2005. Temperature- and light-dependent performance of the cyanobacterium Leptolyngbya foveolarum and the diatom Nitzschia perminuta in mixed biofilms. Hydrobiologia 548, 267-278.

Peer Reviewed Technical Reports

De Mutsert, K., Lewis, K.A., Buszowski, J., Steenbeek, J. & Milroy, S. 2016.  Delta Management Fish and Shellfish Ecosystem Model: Ecopath with Ecosim plus Ecospace (EwE) Model Description. Final Report. pp. 74. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

De Mutsert, K., Lewis, K.A., Buszowski, J., Steenbeek, J. & Milroy, S. 2015.  2017 Coastal Master Plan Modeling: C3-20-Ecopath with Ecosim. Version I. (pp. 1-100). Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. http://coastal.la.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Attachment-C3-20-EWE.pdf

De Mutsert, K., Lewis, K.A., Steenbeek, J., Buszowski, J., Milroy, S. & Cowan Jr., J.H. 2014.  2017 Coastal Master Plan: Community Modeling Justification. Ecosystem Outcomes (4.5). pp. 52. Prepared for the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Reports

Jones, R. C., and K. de Mutsert, 2015. An Ecological Study of Gunston Cove – 2014. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Jones, R. C., de Mutsert, K, and G. Foster, 2015. An Ecological Study of Hunting Creek – 2014. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Adebola, T.M., and K. de Mutsert. 2014. Reducing Anthropogenic Impacts on Nigerian Coastal Fisheries Resources. Page 15 in Fisheries Centre Research Reports 22(3). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

Jones, R. C., and K. de Mutsert, 2014. An Ecological Study of Gunston Cove – 2013. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Jones, R. C., de Mutsert, K, and G. Foster, 2014. An Ecological Study of Hunting Creek – 2013. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Jones, R. C., and K. de Mutsert, 2013. An Ecological Study of Gunston Cove – 2012. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Jones, R. C., and K. de Mutsert, 2012. An Ecological Study of Gunston Cove – 2011. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA. http://hdl.handle.net/1920/7985.

Rivera-Monroy, V. H., R.R. Twilley, E. Casteneda-Moya, K. de Mutsert and C. Jesh, 2006. Identifying Performance Criteria for Mangrove Forests Using Conceptual and Simulation Models of Restoration and Rehabilitation. Final report, South Florida Water Management District.

De Mutsert, K., 2003. A historic overview of aquatic plants in the Vecht lakes: The influence of eutrophication in shallow lakes. Final report, Amsterdam Municipal Waterworks.

Other Publications

Jones, R. C., De Mutsert, K. and A. Fowler. 2020. An Ecological Study of Gunston Cove -Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Jones, R. C., De Mutsert, K, A. Fowler and B. Van Aken. 2020. An Ecological Study of Hunting Creek – 2019 Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Jones, R. C., De Mutsert, K. and A. Fowler. 2019. An Ecological Study of Gunston Cove – Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Jones, R. C., De Mutsert, K, A. Fowler and B. Van Aken. 2019. An Ecological Study of Hunting Creek – 2018. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Rose, K., Ainsworth, C., Brady, D., De Mutsert, K., Lewis, K A., and S. Sable. 2019. Description of the Barataria Bay food web structure and energetics from the EwE and CASM ecosystem models. Final report prepared for the Louisiana Trustee Implementation Group. Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, Baton Rouge, La.

Kolker, A.S., Bargu, S., Brenner, J., Chu, P.Y., Conover, J., De Mutsert, K., Fitzpatrick, C., Greenhow, D.R., Justic, D., Lohrenz, S.E., Montagna, P.A., Snider Peyronnin, N., Proville, J., Renfro, A., Rhode, R., Roberts, B.J., Taylor, C.M., Wade, T.L., Walker, N.D. and D.J. Wallace. 2018. Research Gaps in the Understanding of the Impacts of the Mississippi River and its Delta on the Gulf of Mexico. White paper 2 of the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program project: Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Interactions. 34 pp. New Orleans, LA.

Kolker, A.S., Bargu, S., Brenner, J., Chu, P.Y., Conover, J., De Mutsert, K., Fitzpatrick, C., Greenhow, D.R., Justic, D., Lohrenz, S.E., Montagna, P.A., Snider Peyronnin, N., Proville, J., Renfro, A., Rhode, R., Roberts, B.J., Taylor, C.M., Wade, T.L., Walker, N.D. and D.J. Wallace. 2018. The Impacts of the Mississippi River and its Delta on the Oceanography, Ecology and Economy of the Gulf of Mexico Large Marine Ecosystem. White paper 1 of the NOAA RESTORE Act Science Program project: Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Interactions. 42 pp. New Orleans, LA.

Jones, R. C., De Mutsert, K. and A. Fowler. 2018. An Ecological Study of Gunston Cove 2017-Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA

Jones, R. C., De Mutsert, K, and A. Fowler. 2018. An Ecological Study of Hunting Creek 2017 – Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Walker, N. J., L. Lee, K. Rootes-Murdy, C. Dolloff, V. Prasad, K. de Mutsert and A. A. Aguirre. 2017. Stock assessment, prioritization of habitat, conservation priorities, and cultural significance of the American eel (Anguilla rostrata) in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. FISH Magazine. Hull, UK, Institute of Fisheries Management: 3.

Chagaris, D., Sagarese, S. Lauretta, M., De Mutsert, K. and R. Ahrens. 2017. Ecosystem modeling for fisheries management in the Gulf of Mexico. Scoping Workshop Report. St. Petersburg, FL.

Jones, R. C., De Mutsert, K. and A. Fowler. 2017. An Ecological Study of Gunston Cove 2016-Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Jones, R. C., De Mutsert, K, Huff, T. G. Foster and R. Jonas. 2017. An Ecological Study of Hunting Creek – 2016. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Jones, R. C., and K. de Mutsert. 2016. An Ecological Study of Gunston Cove – 2015. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA

Jones, R. C., De Mutsert, K, Huff, T. and R. Jonas. 2016. An Ecological Study of Hunting Creek – 2015. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

De Mutsert, K., Lewis, K.A., Buszowski, J., Steenbeek, J., and S. Milroy. 2015. Louisiana Coastal Area Delta Management Ecosystem Modeling: Ecopath with Ecosim plus Ecospace (EwE) Model Description. Report 1. pp. 111. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority.

Jones, R. C., and K. de Mutsert. 2015. An Ecological Study of Gunston Cove – 2014. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Jones, R. C., De Mutsert, K., and G. Foster. 2015. An Ecological Study of Hunting Creek – 2014. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax,
VA.

De Mutsert, K., Lewis, K.A., Steenbeek, J., Buszowski, J., Milroy, S., and J.H. Cowan Jr. 2014. 2017 Coastal Master Plan: Community Modeling Justification. Ecosystem Outcomes (4.5). pp. 52. Prepared for the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Jones, R. C., and K. de Mutsert. 2014. An Ecological Study of Gunston Cove – 2013. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA.

Jones, R. C., De Mutsert, K., and G. Foster. 2014. An Ecological Study of Hunting Creek – 2013. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax,
VA.

Lewis, K.A., de Mutsert, K., Steenbeek, J., Buszowski, J., and J.H. Cowan Jr. 2014. Using Ecopath with Ecosim and Ecospace to model the response of estuarine nekton to multiple habitat restoration scenarios in Barataria Bay, Louisiana, USA. Page 192 in Fisheries Centre Research Reports 22(3). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

De Mutsert, K., 2013. A Review of Estuarine Ecology, J.W. Day Jr., B.C. Crump, W.M. Kemp, A. Yanez-Arancibia (Eds.), 2nd ed. Ecological Engineering 60, 344.

De Mutsert, K. 2013. A Review of Estuarine Ecology, J.W. Day Jr., B.C. Crump, W.M. Kemp, A. Yanez-Arancibia (Eds.), 2nd ed. Ecological Engineering 60, 344.

Jones, R. C., and K. de Mutsert. 2013. An Ecological Study of Gunston Cove – 2012. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA

Jones, R. C., and K. de Mutsert. 2012. An Ecological Study of Gunston Cove – 2011. Final Report. Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, Fairfax, VA. http://hdl.handle.net/1920/7985.

De Mutsert, K., 2010. The effects of a freshwater diversion on nekton species biomass distributions, food web pathways, and community structure in a Louisiana estuary. Dissertation in Oceanography and Coastal Sciences (Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University), pp. 199.

De Mutsert, K., C.J. Walters, B. Roth, and J.H. Cowan Jr., 2009. Using Ecopath with Ecosim to explore nekton community responses to freshwater input from a Mississippi river diversion in a Louisiana wetland. Page 141 in: Fisheries Centre Research reports 17 (3). University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

De Mutsert, K. and J.H. Cowan, Jr. 2008. Catch data can be misleading when assessing the state of fisheries and fisheries ecosystems:  a Gulf of Mexico case study revisited. Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute 60: 363-367.

Rivera-Monroy, V. H., Twilley, R.R., Casteneda-Moya, E., De Mutsert, K., and C. Jesh. 2006. Identifying Performance Criteria for Mangrove Forests Using Conceptual and Simulation Models of Restoration and Rehabilitation. Final report, South Florida Water Management District.

De Mutsert, K. 2003. A historic overview of aquatic plants in the Vecht lakes: The influence of eutrophication in shallow lakes. Final report, Amsterdam Municipal Waterworks.