Volume 2: December 2004


History, Ecology, and Restoration of a Degraded Urban Wetland

Entire Issue PDF (219 pages, 6 MB)

Guest Editor's Introduction

The Hackensack Meadowlands (also called the Hackensack Meadows or New Jersey Meadowlands), broadly defined, comprise a large area of tidal and nontidal wetlands, wetland fill, and small natural uplands associated with the estuary of the Hackensack River from the Oradell Dam south to Newark Bay. More...

The Meadowlands Before the Commission: Three Centuries of Human Use and Alteration of the Newark and Hackensack Meadows

Stephen Marshall

P.O. Box 524, Lincoln Park, NJ 07035

Biodiversity Patterns and Conservation in the Hackensack Meadowlands, New Jersey

Erik Kiviat¹ and Kristi MacDonald²

¹Hudsonia Ltd., P.O. Box 5000, Annandale, NY 12504
²Ecology and Evolution Program, Rutgers University, 1 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Species Composition and Food Habits of Dominant Fish Predators in Salt Marshes of an Urbanized Estuary, the Hackensack Meadowlands, New Jersey

Melissa J. Neuman,¹ Guillermo Ruess,² and Kenneth W. Able²

¹National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, 501 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 4200, Long Beach, CA 90802-4213
²Marine Field Station, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, c/o 132 Great Bay Blvd., Tuckerton, NJ 08087-2004

Spartina alterniflora and Phragmites australis as Habitat for the Ribbed Mussel, Geukensia demissa, in Saw Mill Creek of New Jersey's Hackensack Meadowlands

Marion McClary Jr.

Fairleigh Dickinson University, School of Natural Sciences, 1000 River Road, H-DH4-03, Teaneck, NJ 07666

Influence of Sediment Characteristics on Heavy Metal Toxicity in an Urban Marsh

Carolyn S. Bentivegna, Joy-Elaine Alfano, Sean M. Bugel, and Katarzyna Czechowicz

Department of Biology, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ 07079

Hyperspectral Remote Sensing of Habitat Heterogeneity Between Tide-Restricted and Tide-Open Areas in the New Jersey Meadowlands

Francisco J. Artigas¹ and Jiansheng Yang²

¹Meadowlands Environmental Research Institute, 1 DeKorte Park Plaza, Lyndhurst, NJ 07071
²Center for Information Management, Integration and Connectivity, Rutgers University, 180 University Ave., Ackerson Hall, Room 200, Newark, NJ 07102

Evaluating Urban Wetland Restorations: Case Studies for Assessing Connectivity and Function

Lisamarie Windham,¹ Mark S. Laska,² and Jennifer Wollenberg¹

¹Lehigh University, Earth Sciences Department, Bethlehem, PA 18015
²Great Eastern Ecology, Inc., 227 W. 17th Street, New York, NY 10011

Historical and Current Ecology of the Lower Passaic River

Timothy J. Iannuzzi and David F. Ludwig

BBL Sciences, 326 First St., Suite 200, Annapolis, MD 21403


Floristic Investigations of Historical Parks in St. Petersburg, Russia

Maria Ignatieva¹ and Galina Konechnaya²

¹Landscape Architecture Group, Environment, Society and Design Division, P.O. Box 84, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand
²V.L. Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Science, 2 Professora Popova St., St Petersburg, 197376, Russia