Dr. Merryl Alber
Department of Marine Sciences
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602-3636
Office Phone: (706) 542-5966
Lab Phone: (706)
FAX Number: (706)
Georgia Coastal Research Council Web
Ph.D. 1992, Boston University, Boston
B.S. 1981, Duke University, Durham,
Marine ecology of nearshore environments;
estuarine food webs; impacts of freshwater withdrawal
on coastal systems; models of estuarine flushing times;
biological characteristics and fate of suspended sediments
in estuaries; human impacts in the coastal zone; interactions
between science and policy
White, S.N. and M. Alber Submitted. The response of Spartina species to prolonged drought in the Altamaha River estuary.
Schaefer, S.C. and M. Alber 2007 Temporal and spatial trends in nitrogen and phosphorus inputs to the watershed of the Altamaha River, Georgia, USA. Biogeochemistry 86:241-239.
Schaefer, S.C. and M. Alber 2007 Temperature controls a latitudinal gradient in the proportion of watershed nitrogen exported to coastal ecosystems. Biogeochemistry 85: 333-346.
Verity, P.G., M. Alber, and S.B. Bricker 2006 Development of hypoxia in well-mixed estuaries. Estuaries and Coasts 29:665-673.
Ogburn, M.B. and M. Alber 2006 An Investigation of Salt Marsh Dieback in Georgia using Field Transplants. Estuaries and Coasts. 29: 54-62.
Sheldon, J.E. and M. Alber 2006 The calculation of estuarine turnover times using fraction of freshwater and tidal prism models: a critical evaluation. Estuaries and Coasts. 29: 146-159.
Higinbotham, C.B., M. Alber, and A.G. Chalmers 2004. Analysis of Tidal Marsh Vegetation Patterns in Two Georgia Estuaries Using Aerial Photography and GIS. Estuaries. 27: 670-683.
Zheng, L., C. Chen, M. Alber and H. Liu 2003. A modeling study of the Satilla River estuary, Georgia. II: Suspended sediment. Estuaries. 26: 670-679.
Alber, M. 2002. A Conceptual Model of Estuarine Inflow Management. Estuaries. 25: 1246-1261.