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Virginia Burkett

Chief Scientist for Global Change

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Virginia Burkett is the Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change at the U.S. Geological Survey.  She was formerly Chief of the Forest Ecology Branch at the USGS National Wetlands Research Center in Lafayette, Louisiana.  Burkett has also served as Secretary/Director of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Acting Director of the Louisiana Coastal Zone Management Program, and Assistant Director of the Louisiana Geological Survey.  She has published extensively on the topics of global change and low-lying coastal zones.  She has served as a Lead Author of the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third, Fourth and Fifth Assessment Reports (2001, 2007, 2014) and the IPCC Technical Paper on Water (2008).  She was a lead author of the First, Second, and Third National Climate Assessments (2001, 2009, 2014) produced by the United States Global Change Research Program.  She has co-authored reports for The Wildlife Society (2004), the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (2005), the Everglades Task Force (2007), the U.S. Department of Transportation (2008) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration (2012) that address climate change impacts and potential adaptation strategies.  Burkett has been appointed to over 60 Commissions, Committees, Science Panels and Boards during her career.  She serves on the Editorial Board of the journal Ethics in Science and Environmental Policy and is a Senior Editor of the journal Regional Environmental Change.  Burkett received her doctoral degree in forestry from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas in 1996.



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Woodroffe, C.D., R.J. Nichols, V. Burkett and D. Forbes. (In Press). The Impact of Climate Change on Coastal Ecosystems.  IN: R. E. Bowen, C.P. Carlarne, M.H. Depledge, and L.E. Fleming (Eds.), Oceans and Human Health: Social Implications and Well-Being, John Wiley and Sons, ISBN: 978-1-119-94131-6.

 

Burkett, V., A.G. Suarez, M. Bindi, C. Conde, R. Mukerji, M. Prather, A.L. St. Clair, and G. Yohe.  (In Press).  Point of departure.  IN: Field, C.B., V. Barros, D.J. Dokken, K.J. Mach, M.D. Mastrandrea, T.E. Bilir, M. Chatterjee, K.L. Ebi, Y.O. Estrada, R.C. Genova, B. Girma, E.S. Kissel, A. Levy, S. MacCracken, P.R. Mastrandrea, and L.L. White (Eds.) Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.  Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.

 

Carter, L.M., J.W. Jones, L. Berry, J.F. Murley, J. Obeysekera, P.J. Schramm, and D. Wear. 2014. Ch. 17: Southeast and Caribbean. IN: Climate Change Impacts in the United States, The Third National Climate Assessment, J.M. Melillo, T.C. Richmond, and G.W. Yohe (Eds.), U.S. Global Change Research Program, 396-417.  doi:10.7930/J0NP22CB.

 

Euliss, N. H., M.M. Brinson, D.M. Mushet, W.H. Connor, V.R. Burkett, D.A. Wilcox, M.W. Hester and H. Zheng.  2013.  Ecosystem Services:  Developing Sustainable Management Paradigms Based on Wetland Functions and Processes, IN: J.T. Anderson and C. Davis (Eds.), Ecosystem Services, Springer Publishing, pp. 181-227.

 

Codjoe, S.N.A., G. Owusu, and V.R. Burkett.  2013.  Perception, experience, and indigenous knowledge of climate change and variability: the case of Accra, a sub-Saharan African City. Regional Environmental Change, 2013:1-15.

 

Burkett, V.R.  2013.  Coping capacity.  IN: Peter Bobrowsky (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards.  Springer Publishing.

 

Burkett, V.R., D.A. Kirtland, I.L. Taylor, J. Belnap, T.M. Cronin, M.D. Dettinger, E.L. Frazier, J.W. Haines, T.R. Loveland, P.C.D. Milly,  R. O’Malley, R.S. Thompson, A.G. Maule, G. McMahon, and R.G. Striegl.  2013.   U.S. Geological Survey climate and land use change science strategy — A framework for understanding and responding to global change: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1383–A, 43 pp.  http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/1383a/

 

Parris, A., P. Bromirski, V. Burkett, D. Cayan, M. Culver, J. Hall, R. Horton, K. Knuuti, R. Moss, J. Obeysekera, A. Sallenger, and J. Weiss.  2012.  Global Sea Level Rise Scenarios for the US National Climate Assessment.  NOAA Tech Memo OAR CPO-1, 37 pp.

 

Burkett, V.R. and M. Davidson (Eds.).  2012.  Coastal Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability:  A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment.  Island Press, Washington, D.C.  185 pp., also posted at http://www.globalchange.gov/what-we-do/assessment/nca-activities/available-technical-inputs

 

MacDonald, T., A. Becker, D. Bellomo, V. Burkett, J. Cikir, S. L. Cutter, K. Dow, J. A. Hall, M. G. Honeycutt, P. G. King, P. H. Kirshen, J. London, A. McGregor, J. A. Melby, L. Patton, E. J. Russo, G. Smith, C. Thatcher, and J. M. Trtanj. 2012. Vulnerability and impacts on human development.  IN: Burkett, V.R. and M. Davidson (Eds.).  Coastal Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability:  A Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment.  Island Press, Washington, D.C., pp. 67-100.

 

Nicholls, R.J., C.D. Woodroffe, V. Burkett, J. Hay, P.P. Wong, and L. Nurse.  2011.  Scenarios for coastal vulnerability assessment.  IN: M. van den Belt and R. Costanza (Eds.), Ecological Economics of Estuaries and Coasts.  Elsevier Press, Oxford, p. 289-303.

 

Codjoe, S.N.A., L.K. Atidoh, and V.R. Burkett.  2011.  Gender and occupational perspectives on adaptation to climate extremes in the Afram Plains of Ghana.  Climatic Change, 110:431-454. http://www.springerlink.com/content/n564v5462vx02241/fulltext.pdf

 

Burkett, V.R.  2011. Global climate change implications for coastal and offshore oil and gas development.  Energy Policy, 39:7719–7725.

 

Burkett, V.R., I.L. Taylor, J. Belnap, T.M. Cronin, M.D. Dettinger, E.L. Frazier, J.W. Haines, D.A. Kirtland, T.R. Loveland, P.C.D., Milly, R. O’Malley, and R.S. Thompson.  2011.  Public Review Draft, USGS Global Change Science Strategy: A Framework for Understanding and Responding to Climate and Land-Use Change, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia, Open-File Report 2011-1033, 32 pp.  http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2011/1033/pdf/ofr2011-1033.pdf

 

Nicholls, R.J., C. Woodroffe, and V. Burkett.  2009.  Coastline Degradation as an Indicator of Global Change.  IN: T. Letcher (Ed.), Climate Change, Observed Impacts on Planet Earth, Elsevier Press, Oxford, pp. 409-422.

 

Burkett, V., L. Fernandez, R. Nicholls, and C. Woodroffe.  2009.  Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Biodiversity. IN: A. Fenech, D. MacIver and F. Dallmeier (Eds.), Climate Change and Biodiversity in the Americas. Environment Canada, Ontario, pp. 167-193. http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1251&context=scipapers

 

Karl, T.R., J.M. Melillo, T.C. Peterson, D.M. Anderson, D.F. Boesch, V. Burkett, L.M. Carter, S.J. Cohen, N.B. Grimm, J.L. Hatfield, K. Hayhoe, A. Janetos, J.A. Kaye, J. Lawrimore, J. McCarthy, A.D. McGuire, E. Miles, E. Mills, J.T. Overpeck, J. Patz, R. Pulwarthy, B. Santer, M.J. Savonis, H.G. Schwartz, E. Shea, J. Stone, B.H. Udall, J. Walsh, M.F. Wehner, T.J. Wilbanks, and D. Wuebbles.  2009.  Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States. U.S. Global Change Research Program. Cambridge University Press, New York, 188 pp. http://www.globalchange.gov/publications/reports/scientific-assessments/us-impacts/download-the-report

Burkett, V.  2008.  The Northern Gulf of Mexico Coast: Human development patterns, declining ecosystems, and escalating vulnerability to storms and sea level rise. IN: M.C. MacCracken, F. Moore, and J. C. Topping, (Eds.), Sudden and Disruptive Climate Change: Its Likelihood, Character and Significance.  Earthscan Publications, London, pp. 101-118.

 

Burkett, V.  2008.  Megadeltas and climate change.  IN: Basins and Coasts News, United States Agency for International Development, Washington, D.C., 2(1):16-19.

 

CCSP.  2008.  Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure:  Gulf Coast Study.  M. J. Savonis, V. R. Burkett and J. R. Potter (Eds. and Coordinating Lead Authors), Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.7 of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research, Washington, D.C., 250 pp.

http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-7/final-report/sap4-7-final-all.pdf

 

Burkett, V.R., R.D. Hyman, R. Hagelman, S.B. Hartley, M. Sheppard, T.W. Doyle, D.M.  Beagan, A. Meyers, D.T. Hunt, M.K. Maynard, R.H. Henk, E.J. Seymour, L.E. Olson, J.R. Potter, and N.N. Srinivasan. 2008. Why study the gulf coast? IN: Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure: Gulf Coast Study. Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.7 of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research, Washington, D.C., 250 pp.

http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-7/final-report/sap4-7-final-all.pdf

 

Keim, B.D., T.W. Doyle, V.R. Burkett, C. Tebaldi, I. van Heerden, S.A. Binselam, M.F. Wehner, T.G. Houston, and D.M. Beagan.  2008.  How is the gulf coast climate changing? IN: Impacts of Climate Change and Variability on Transportation Systems and Infrastructure: Gulf Coast Study, Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.7 of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research, Washington, D.C., 250 pp.

http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-7/final-report/sap4-7-final-all.pdf

 

Nicholls, R.J., Wong, P.P., Burkett, V., Woodroffe, C.D., and Hay, J.  2008. Climate change and coastal vulnerability assessment: scenarios for integrated assessment. Sustainability Science, 3(1):89-102.

 

Bates, B., Kundzewicz, Z.W., Wu, S., Arnell, N., Burkett, V., Döll, P., Gwary, D., Heij, B., Jiménez, B., Kaser, G., Kitoh, A., Kovats, S., Kumar, P., Magadza, C., Martino, D., José Mata, L., Medany, M., Miller, K., Oki, T., Osman, B., Prowse, T., Pulwarty, R.,  Räisänen, J., Renwick, J., Tubiello, F., Wood, R., and Zhao, Z.  2008. Climate Change and Water.  Technical Paper VI of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland.  210 pp.  http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/technical-papers/climate-change-water-en.pdf

 

Lee, H., Reusser, D., Olden, J., Smith, S., Graham, J., Burkett, V., Piorkowsli, R., McPhedran, J., and Dukes, J.  2008.  Integrated monitoring and information systems for managing aquatic invasive species in a changing climate.  Conservation Biology, 22:575-584.

 

Parson, E., Burkett, V., Fisher-Vanden, K., Keith, D., Mearns, L., Pitcher, H., Rosenzweig, C., and Webster, M.  2007.  Global Change Scenarios: Their Development and Use.  Synthesis and Assessment Product 2.1B of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research.  Department of Energy, Office of Biological & Environmental Research, Washington, DC., USA, 106 pp.

http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap2-1/finalreport/sap2-1b-final-all.pdf

 

Burkett, V.R., Groat, C.G., and Reed, D.  2007.  Hurricanes not the key to a sustainable coast.  Science, 315: 1366-1367.

 

Nicholls, R.J., Wong, P.P., Burkett, V., Codignotto, J., Hay, J., McLean, R., Ragoonaden, S., and Woodroffe, C.  2007.  Coastal Systems and Low-lying Areas.  IN: M. L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden, and C.E. Janson (Eds.), Climate Change Impacts, Adaptations and Vulnerability.  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group II, Fourth Assessment Report.  Cambridge University Press. London, UK, pp. 316-356.

http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg2/en/ch6.html

 

Yohe, G.W., Lasco, R., Ahmad, Q.K., Arnell, N, Cohen, S.J., Hope, C., Janetos, A.C.,  Perez, R.T., Brenkert, A., Burkett, V., Ebi, K.L., Malone, E.L.,  Menne, B., Nyong, A., Toth, F.L., and Palmer, G.M.  2007.  Perspectives on climate change and sustainability. IN:  M. L. Parry, O.F. Canziani, J.P Palutikof, P.J. van der Linden, and C.E. Janson (Eds.), Climate Change Impacts, Adaptations and Vulnerability.  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Working Group II, Fourth Assessment Report.  Cambridge University Press.  London, UK, pp. 811-841.

http://www.ipcc.ch/publications_and_data/ar4/wg2/en/ch20.html

 

Burkett, V., Draugelis-Dale, R., Williams, H., and Schoenholtz, S.  2005.  Effects of flooding regime and seedling treatment on early survival and growth of Nuttall oak.  Restoration Ecology, 13(3):471-479.

 

Burkett, V.R., Wilcox, D.A., Stottlemeyer, R., Barrow, W., Fagre, D., Baron, J., Price, J., Neilsen, J.L., Allen, C.D., Peterson, D.L., Ruggerone, G., and Doyle, T.  2005.  Nonlinear dynamics in ecosystem response to climatic change: case studies and policy implications. Ecological Complexity, 2: 357-394.

 

Inkley, D.B., Anderson, M.G., Blaustein, A.R., Burkett, V.R., Felzer, B., Griffith, B., Price, J. and Root, T.L.  2004.  Global Climate Change and Wildlife in North America. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, MD, Technical Review 04-1, 26 pp.         

 

Parson, E.A, Corell, R.W, Barron, E. J., Burkett, V., Janetos, A., Joyce, L., Karl, T. R., MacCracken, M. C., Melillo, J., Morgan, M.G., Schimel, D.S., and Wilbanks, T.  2003.    Understanding climatic impacts, vulnerabilities, and adaptation in the United States: building a capacity for assessment.  Climatic Change, 57(1):9-42.

 

Burkett, V.R., Zilkoski, D.B., and Hart, D.A.  2003.  Sea-level rise and subsidence: implications for flooding in New Orleans.  IN: Keith R. Prince and Devin L. Galloway (Eds.) U.S. Geological Survey Subsidence Interest Group Conference, Proceedings of the Technical Meeting, Galveston, Texas, November 27–29, 2001. U.S. Geological Survey, Water Resources Division Open File Report 03-308, pp. 63-70.

http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2003/ofr03-308/

 

Burkett, V.R.  2003.  Potential impacts of climate change and variability on transportation in the Gulf Coast / Mississippi Delta Region.  IN: The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Transportation: Workshop Summary and Proceedings, October 1-2, 2002.  U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Transportation Policy.  13 pp.  Accessible at http://climate.volpe.dot.gov/workshop1002/index.html

 

Burkett, V.  2002.  Intertidal zones.  IN: H.A. Mooney and J.G. Canadell (Eds.), The Earth system: biological and ecological dimensions of global environmental change, Encyclopedia of Global Environmental Change; John Wiley and Sons, Ltd., Chichester, v. 2, pp. 365-369.

 

Scavia, D, Field, J. C., Boesch, D.F., Buddemeier, R. W., Cayan, D.R., Burkett, V., Fogarty, M., Harwell, M., Howarth, R., Mason, C., Reed, D.J., Royer, T.C., Sallenger, A.H., and Titus, J.G.  2002.   Climate Change Impacts on U.S. Coastal and Marine Ecosystems.  Estuaries 25(2):149-164.

 

Leatherman, S.P. and V.R. Burkett.  2002.  Sea-level rise and coastal disasters.  Natural Hazards Observer, 26(4):10-11.

 

Williams, J. and Burkett, V.  2002.  Forum on Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Disasters.  IN: Soundwaves, Coastal Science and Research News from Across the USGS. http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2002/01/meetings2.html

 

Burkett, V, Ritschard, R., McNulty, S., O’Brien, J.J., Abt, R., Jones, J., Hatch, U., Murray, B., Jagtap, S., and Cruise, J.  2001.  Potential consequences of climate variability and change for the Southeastern United States.  IN: Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Potential Consequences of Climate Change and Variability and Change.  Foundation Document.  U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, D.C. and  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 137-164.

http://globalchange.gov/publications/reports/scientific-assessments/first-national-assessment

 

McLean, R.F., Tsyban, A., Burkett, V., Codignotto, J., Forbes, D., Ittekkot, V., Mimura, N., and Beamish, R.J.  2001.  Coastal zones and marine ecosystems.  IN: Climate Change: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability.  Third Assessment Report, Working Group II report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  IPCC Secretariat, Geneva, Switzerland, pp. 343-379. 

http://www.grida.no/publications/other/ipcc_tar/?src=/climate/ipcc_tar/

 

Burkett, V.R.  2001.  Climate change in the U.S.: Implications for fish and wildlife management. IN:  Transactions, 66th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference, March 16-20, 2001.  Wildlife Management Institute, Washington, D.C., pp. 275-299.

 

Field, J.C., Boesch, D.F., Scavia, D., Buddemeier, R., Burkett, V.R., Cayan, D., Fogerty, M., Harwell, M., Howarth, R., Mason, C., Pietrafesa, L.J., Reed, D., Royer, T., Sallenger, A., Spranger, M. and Titus, J.G.  2001.  Potential consequences of climate variability and change on coastal and marine resources.  IN: Climate Change Impacts in the United States: Potential Consequences of Climate Change and Variability and Change.  Foundation Document.  U.S. Global Change Research Program, 400 Virginia Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 461-487.

http://globalchange.gov/publications/reports/scientific-assessments/first-national-assessment

 

Burkett, V.R.  2001.  Case Study - Sea-level rise and subsidence implications for New Orleans and vicinity.  Summary, National Academy of Sciences, Natural Disasters Roundtable, Forum on Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Disasters.  October 25, 2001, Washington, D.C., 4 pp.

 

Burkett, V.R. and Kusler, J.  2000.  Climate change: potential impacts and interactions in wetlands of the United States.  Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 36(2):313-320.

 

Melillo, J.M., Janetos, A.C., Karl, T.R., Corell, R.C., Barron, E.J., Burkett, V., Cecich, T.F., Jacobs, K., Joyce, L., Miller, B., Morgan, M.G., Parson, E.A., Richels, R.G. and Schimel, D.S.  2000.  Climate Change Impacts on the United States:  The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change, Overview.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 154 pp.

http://globalchange.gov/publications/reports/scientific-assessments/first-national-assessment

 

Burkett, V., Grace, J., Kallemyn, L., Larson, D. and Stohlgren, T.  2000.  Invasive species science strategy for Department of Interior Lands in the USGS Central Region.  U.S. Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado, 19 pp.

 

Boesch, D.F., Scavia, D., Buddemeir, R.W., Burkett, V., Cayan, D.R., Field, J.C., Fogarty, M., Harwell, M.A., Howarth, R.W., Mason, C., Park, R., Piefrafesa, L., Reed, D.J., Royer, C.T., Sallenger, A.H., Spranger, M. and Titus, J.G.  2000.  The Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change on Coastal Areas and Marine Resources.  NOAA Coastal Ocean Program Decision Analysis Series No. 21, NOAA Coastal Ocean Program, Silver Spring, MD, 163 pp.  http://www.cop.noaa.gov/pubs/das/das21.pdf

 

Kusler, J. and Burkett, V.R.  1999.  Wetlands and climate change: scientific approaches and management options.  National Wetlands Newsletter, 21(2):1, 16-17.     

 

Kusler, J. and Burkett, V.R. 1999.  Climate change: potential wetland impacts and interactions. IN: D. B. Adams (Ed.), Proceedings, American Water Resource Association, Specialty Conference on Potential Consequences of Climate Variability and Change to Water Resources of the United States, AWRA, Herndon, Virginia, TSP 99-1, pp. 229-234. 

 

Good, J. and Burkett, V.R.  1999. The impacts of hazards and disasters on coastal ecosystems: the hidden costs to society.  IN: O. Magoon (Ed.), Coastal Zone ’99, American Society of Civil Engineers, New York.    

 

Burkett, V.R.  1999.  Wetland functions and values.  IN:  Proceedings of the United States/China Water Resources Management Workshop, Tuscon, AZ, April 19-22, 1999.  Los Alamos National Laboratory, University of California. 

 

Burkett, V.R. and Good, J.  1999.  Direct and indirect costs of coastal hazards to natural resources.  IN:  The Hidden Costs of Coastal Hazards: Implications for Risk Assessment and Mitigation.  Island Press, Washington, D.C., pp. 83-97.

 

Walker, L.C., Brantley, T., and Burkett, V.R.  1998.  Characterization of an old-growth bottomland hardwood forest in Northeast Texas: Harrison Bayou.  IN: D. Kulhavy and M. Legg (Eds.), Wilderness Areas in Eastern North America, Stephen F. Austin University Press, Nacogdoches, TX, pp. 98-109.

 

Guntenspergen, G. R., Vairin, B. A., and Burkett, V. R.  1998.  Overview of coastal wetland global climate change research.  IN: Vulnerability of Coastal Wetlands in the Southeastern United States: Climate Change Research Results, 1992-1997.  U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Sciences Report, USGS/BRD/BSR 1998-0002, pp.1-6.

 

Burkett, V.R. and Williams, H.M.  1997.  Effects of flooding regime, mycorrhizal inoculation and seedling treatment type on first-year survival of Nuttall oak (Quercus nuttallii Palmer).  Proceedings, Ninth Biennial Silvicultural Research Conference.  U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, General Tech. Rept. SRS-20, pp. 289-294.

 

Guntenspergen, G. R., Vairin, B. A. and Burkett, V. R.  1997.  Coastal wetlands and climate change: overview.  U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, Louisiana.  USGS Fact Sheet FS-089-97, 4 pp. http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/factshts/fs89_97.pdf

 

Burkett, V. R.  1997.  Coastal wetlands and global climate change.  Extended Abstract, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Second Monday Seminar Series on Capitol Hill, July 10, 1997, 4 pp.  

 

Allen, J.A. and Burkett, V.R.  1997.  Salt tolerance of southern baldcypress.  U.S. Geological Survey, National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, Louisiana.  USGS Fact Sheet FS-092-97, 2 pp. http://www.nwrc.usgs.gov/climate/fs92_97.pdf

 

Guntenspergen, G. R., Vairin, B. A., Burkett, V. R., and McGrath, D.  1997.  Coastal wetlands and climate change.  National Wetlands Newsletter, 19(5):1,16-20.

 

Allen, J.A. and Burkett, V.R.  1996.  Bottomland hardwood forest restoration:  Overview of techniques, successes and failures.  IN: Kusler, J.A., Willard, D.E., and Hull, H.C. (Eds.), Wetlands and Watershed Management, Institute for Wetland Science and Public Policy, Berne, New York, pp. 328-332.

 

Burkett, V. R., Beasley, R. S., Roussopoulos, P. and Barnett, J.P.  1996.  Toward southern forest sustainability: a science agenda.  Southern Region Forest Research Report to the Seventh American Forest Congress, February 20-24, 1996.  Office of the Seventh American Forest Congress, Yale School of Forestry, New Haven, Connecticut, 27 pp.

 

Burkett, V.R.  1996.  Effects of flooding regime, mycorrhizal inoculation and seedling treatment type on the establishment of Nuttall oak (Quercus nuttallii Palmer).  Dissertation, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, 152 pp.

 

Allen, J.A. and Burkett, V.R.  1995.  The National Biological Service: emphasis on partnership.  Journal of Forestry, 93(3):15-17.       

 

Keeland, B.D., Allen, J.A., and Burkett, V.R.  1995.  Southern forested wetlands.  IN: LaRoe, E.T., Farris, G.S., and Doran, P.T. (Eds.), Our living resources: A report to the Nation on the distribution, abundance and health of U. S. plants, animals and ecosystems.  U. S. Department of Interior, National Biological Service, Washington, D.C., pp. 216-218.

 

Van Sickle-Burkett, V.R.  1993.  Coastal wetlands response to climate change.  Abstract, Proc., American Ornithologists Union, University of Alaska, Anchorage, p. 81.

  

Burkett, V.R. and Bengtson, G.A.  1993.  The Consortium for Research on Southern Forested Wetlands.  Journal of Forestry, 91(5):32.

 

Foote, A.L., Burkett, V.R., and Williams, S.J.  1993.  Natural resource problem solving: An interdisciplinary approach in coastal Louisiana.  IN:  Magoon, O. T., Wilson, W. S., Converse, H., and Tobin, L. T., (Eds.), Coastal Zone '93.  American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, pp. 258-266.

 

Van Sickle, V.R.  1990.  Who do the fish belong to?  IN: Proceedings, Symposium on the Environmental and Economic Status of the Gulf of Mexico, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Gulf of Mexico Program Office, Stennis, Mississippi, pp. 97-98.                      

 

Van Sickle, V.R. and Groat, C.G.  1990.  Oil field brines: Another problem for Louisiana's coastal wetlands.  IN: Proc., First Annual Symposium on Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Waste Management Practices, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington D.C., pp. 659-675.

 

Wilson, C.A. and Van Sickle, V.R.  1989.  Development of the Louisiana Artificial Reef Program.  Bulletin of Marine Science, 44:1071-1073. 

 

Wilson, C.A. and Van Sickle, V.R.  1989.  The Louisiana Artificial Reef Program.  IN:  Petroleum Structures as Artificial reefs:  A Compendium.  U.S. Department of Interior, Minerals Management Service, New Orleans, Louisiana.  OCS Rept. MMS 89-0021, pp. 7-9.

 

Wilson, C.A., Van Sickle, V.R., and Pope, D.L.  1988.  Louisiana artificial reef plan.  Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Baton Rouge, Technical Bulletin 41, produced by the Louisiana Sea Grant College Program, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 186 pp.

 

Van Sickle, V.R., Trahan, D.B., and Stephenson, D.A.  1988.  Environmental effects of large-scale geopressured-geothermal resource testing.  Proceedings, Geothermal Energy Symposium, Geothermal Resources Council, Davis, California, pp. 161-169.

 

Wilson, C.A. and Van Sickle, V.R.  1987.  Development and implementation of an artificial reef program for the State of Louisiana.  IN: Proceedings, Oceans '86 Conference, Washington, D.C., I.E.E. Service Center, pp. 531-537.   

 

Van Sickle, V.R., and Wilson, C.A.  1987.  The Louisiana Fishing Enhancement Act.  Abstract, IN: Proceedings, Fourth International Conference on Artificial Reefs, November 2-6, 1987, Miami, Florida, p. 124.

 

Reggio, V.C., Van Sickle, V.R., and Wilson, C.A.  1986.  Rigs to reefs: Our offshore platforms can keep on producing.  Louisiana Conservationist, 38(1):4-7.

 

Van Sickle, V.R., Emmer, R., Davidson, T.A., Autin, P.R., and McCulloh, R.P. 1985.  Louisiana atlas of floodplains and flooding problems.  Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Louisiana Geological Survey, Baton Rouge, 96 pp.

 

Penland, P.S., Groat, C.G. and Van Sickle, V.R.  1985.  Hurricane impact and coastal protection in Louisiana.  Louisiana Parish Government, 21(2):28-32.

 

Trahan, D.R. and Van Sickle, V.R.  1982.  In-situ lignite gasification:  an overview of current technology and environmental impacts.  Louisiana State University, Office of Research, Baton Rouge, 24 pp.

 

Groat, C.G. and Van Sickle, V.R.  1982.  Environmental monitoring, Gladys McCall No. 1 well site.  IN:  Geopressured-geothermal Resource Appraisal: Hydrogeology and Well Testing.  Guidebook Series No. 2, Geological Society of America.  Louisiana Geological Survey, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 111 pp.

 

Van Sickle, V.R. 1981.  The National Flood Insurance Program.  Louisiana Banker, 40(6):22-32.

 

Groat, C.G. and Van Sickle, V.R.  1981.  An overview of environmental factors in geopressured-geothermal energy development.  IN: Proceedings Fifth Gulf Coast Conference on Geopressured-Geothermal Energy Development, U.S. Department of Energy and Louisiana State University, Office of Research, Baton Rouge, pp. 43-44.

 

Van Sickle, V.R. and Groat, C.G.  1981.  Subsidence and induced faulting:  key environmental factors in geopressured-geothermal energy development.  IN: Proceedings of the Fifth Gulf Coast Conf. on Geopressured-Geothermal Energy Development, U.S. Department of Energy and Louisiana State University, Office of Research, Baton Rouge, pp. 325-330.

 

Van Sickle, V.R.  1980.  The National Flood Insurance Program: a regulatory approach for reducing flood losses.  Louisiana Business Review, 44(12):2-4.

 

Van Sickle, V.R.  1980.  Baseline studies of land use and land cover in the lignite region of Northwest Louisiana.  IN: Proceedings 21st Annual Meeting of the Louisiana Assoc. of Agronomists, Monroe, Louisiana, pp. 65-77.

 

Newchurch, E.J., Bachman, A.N. and Van Sickle, V.R.  1979.  A comparison of six geopressured-geothermal prospect areas in the Louisiana Gulf Coast Region on the basis of environmental impacts.  IN:  Proceedings, Fourth U.S. Gulf Coast Geopressured Energy Development Conf., University of Texas, Austin, Vol. 3, pp. 1389-1413.

 

Van Sickle, V.R.  1978.  Planning for water quality.  Louisiana Parish Government, 14(2):14-15.

 

Van Sickle, V.R.  1977.  Coastal Louisiana - Oyster distribution and ecological change.  Louisiana State University, Center for Wetland Resources, Baton Rouge.  LSU-SG-TD2-76.

 

Conner, W.H., Condrey, R.E., Van Sickle, V.R. and de la Bretonne, L.  1977.  Wetland use practice:  hunting and fishing.  Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Coastal Management Series, 116 pp.

 

Van Sickle, V.R. and Baumann, R.H.  1977.  Oyster distribution changes as an indicator of deltaic processes.  Invited Paper, Abstract, Proceedings 73rd Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.

 

Van Sickle, V.R., Barrett, B.B., Gulick, L.J. and Ford, T.B.  1976.  Barataria Basin: Salinity changes and oyster distribution.  Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, Baton Rouge, Technical Bulletin 20 and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Sea Grant Pub. LSU-T-76-002, 22 pp.

 

Van Sickle, V.R.  1975.  Effects of field-applied carbon dioxide laser radiation on water hyacinth [Eichhornia crassipes (Mart.) Solms.].  Thesis, Northwestern State University of Louisiana.  Abstract, Proceedings 1975 Aquatic Plant Management Society of America, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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