One way of examining the productivity of our researchers is to look at the peer-reviewed publications produced by our projects. I spent some time doing this recently, and I’m happy to report that the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant’s researchers are doing a good job!
According to the National Sea Grant Library, MASGC has had around 425 peer-reviewed publication since the early 1970s. Between 2004-2014, our researchers have submitted around 90 publications. That averages to nine publications per year.
2014 is a perfect example of that average. Here are the nine publications for that year:
Mississippi-Alabama local publications
- Restoring riparian habitat in an urban site in Prichard, Alabama: Implications for local government and community collaboration
By Maria K. Hines and Charlene LeBleu
- Development and characterization of eighty-four microsatellite markers for the red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) using Illumina paired-end sequencing
By Adrienne E. Norrell, Danielle Crawley, Kenneth L. Jones and Eric A. Saillant
- The influence of land use on forest structure, species composition, and soil conditions in headwater-slope wetlands of coastal Alabama, USA
By W. Flynt Barksdale and Christopher J. Anderson
- Climate resiliency on Dauphin Island, Alabama
By Catherine Janasie
- Empirical estimation of stream discharge using channel geometry in low-gradient, sand-bed streams of the southeastern plains
By Latif Kalin, Ely Kosnicki, Brad P. Scheid, Miller S. Jarrell, Chris J. Anderson, Michael H. Paller and Jack W. Feminella
- Effects of coastal urbanization on salt-marsh faunal assemblages in the Northern Gulf of Mexico
By Michael R. Lowe and Mark S. Peterson
- Evaluating the effects of land use on headwater wetland amphibian assemblages in coastal Alabama
By Diane M. Alix, Christopher J. Anderson, James B. Grand and Craig Guyer
Gulf of Mexico Sea Grant region-level publications
- Sci-TEK: A GIS-based multidisciplinary method for incorporating Traditional Ecological Knowledge into Louisiana's coastal restoration decision-making processes
By Matthew B. Bethel, Lynn F. Brien, Michelle M. Esposito, Corey T. Mille, Honora S. Bura, Shirley B. Laska, Rosina Philippe, Kristina J. Peterson and Carol Parsons Richards
- Trajectory economics: Assessing the flow of ecosystem services from coastal restoration
By Rex H. Caffey, Hua Wang and Daniel R. Petrolia
I compared the years the projects ended with the publication years for research project publications between 2004 and 2014 and learned that our research projects result in publications in 1.7 years on average. The range of years between project end and publication was 0-8 years with zero being projects that published before or in the same year as the project end date.
As a reminder to researchers preparing to submit publications, here is a copy of our PI Guidebook. This document describes our publication policy.
I look forward to seeing what our talented researchers submit for 2015!