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Beth Middleton

Research Ecologist

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Wetland function may be altered by climate change in the future because of shifts in water fluctuation, salinity intrusion, CO2 levels, and storm intensity. I study the effects of climate change by examining patterns of function along latitudinal gradients in baldcypress swamps, monsoonal wetlands, mangrove swamps, northern peatleands, prairie fens, and floodplain wetlands. I have organized symposia, written three books, and edited three special journal volumes, which support multidisciplinary comparisons and research analysis of wetland function. Other research topics include the effects of hurricanes on coastal wetlands, flood pulsing in restoration, and biodiversity loss in fens of Europe, Asia and North America.  I have developed a research network in baldcypress swamps (North American Baldcypress Swamp Network) and invite other researchers to work in these study sites dedicated to the study of long term function of swamps in the southeastern US. 

middletonb@usgs.gov



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Books

Middleton, B.A. 1999. Wetland restoration, flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics. John Wiley & Sons, NY. C356 Recognition: Merit Award, Society of Wetland Scientists.

books.google.com/books?id=Zv_aJg7dtM8C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbsv2summary_r&cad=0

Review Michener/Ecology:

www.esajournals.org/doi/full/10.1890/0012-9658%281999%29080%5B2132%3AWRSMCT%5D2.0.CO%3B2

Middleton, B.A. (editor) 2002. Flood pulsing in wetlands: restoring the natural hydrological balance. John Wiley & Sons, NY. C58

http://books.google.com/books?id=evTo5YGZO0MC&printsec=frontcover&dq=flood+pulsing&hl=en&sa=X&ei=j2RjT-LdGuimsAKr7rWcCw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=flood%20pulsing&f=false

Review Bert/Engineer: cedb.asce.org/cgi/WWWdisplay.cgi?134606

Review Nuttle/Wetlands:

www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1672/0277-5212%282003%29023%5B0211:MBAFPI%5D2.0.CO%3B2

Middleton, B.A. (editor) 2012. (July 2012) SWS Global Change Ecology Series, Book 1. Climate change and wetland distribution and function.  Springer, UK. www.amazon.com/Global-Function-Distribution-Wetlands-Ecology/dp/9400744935


Special Issue Editor

Middleton, B.A, editor. 2014. Asian Wetlands Special Feature, Wetlands.  With U.S. State Department and the State Forest Administration of Beijing, China (in press).

Middleton, B.A., editor. 2009. Hurricane Special Issue. Wetlands 29. www.springerlink.com/content/xq72314186270757/ Distinction: most highly cited special issue of Wetlands.

van Diggelen, B. Middleton, J. Bakker, A. Grootjans and M. Wassen, editors.  2007.  Fens and floodplains of the temperate zone. Biodiversity management in Europe vs. North America. Applied Vegetation Science 6. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/avsc.2006.9.issue-2/issuetoc

 

Dissertation/Theses

Middleton, B.A. 1989. Succession and goose herbivory in monsoonal wetlands of the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Iowa State University, Ames, IA. /C7 http://en.scientificcommons.org/4260341

Middleton, B.A. 1983. Sand movement and vegetation in the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior.  M.S. Thesis.  University of Minnesota, Duluth, MN. /C1

Middleton, B.A. 1978. Vegetational response to grazing in sedge meadow and mesic forest communities in southern WI. Senior Thesis, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI. /C1

 

Journal Articles

Turnipseed, P., and B.A. Middleton. 2014. Foreward: function, classification and management of Asian wetlands [In Press].

Middleton, B.A. 2013. Rediscovering traditional vegetation management in preserves: trading experiences between cultures and continents. Biological Conservation 158:271-279. IF4.5/C3http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biocon.2012.10.003

Wang, G., B.A. Middleton, and M. Jiang. 2013. Restoration potential of sedge meadows in hand-cultivated soybean fields in northeastern China. Restoration Ecology 21:801-808. IF2.2/C1 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/rec.12015/abstract

Anemaet, E., and B. A. Middleton. 2013. Dendrometer bands made easy: using modified cable ties to measure incremental growth of trees. Applications in Plant Sciences 1(9):1300044.  http://dx.doi.org/10.3732/apps.1300044. IP-045743, BAO approval, 8/5/2013, Janine Powell. IF/C_ Distinction: Science Daily article: www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130826183112.htm; Scoop It: http://www.scoop.it/t/plant-breeding-and-genomics-news/p/4006682364/2013/08/27/dendrometer-bands-made-easy-using-modified-cable-ties-to-measure-incremental-growth-of-trees

Middleton, B.A., M. Jiang. 2013. Use of sediment amendment to rehabilitate the vegetation of sinking baldcypress swamps in coastal forests, Louisiana. Ecological Engineering 54:183-191. IF3.4/C4http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0925857413000402

Wang, G., B.A. Middleton, M. Jiang. 2013. Restoration potential of sedge meadows in hand-cultivated soybean fields in northeastern China. Restoration Ecology (in press). IF2.2/C1

Tanaka, A., M. Ohtani, Y, Suyama, N. Inomata, Y. Tsumura, B.A. Middleton, H. Tachida, and J. Kusumi. 2012. Population genetic structure of a widespread coniferous tree Taxodium distichum in the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley and Florida. Tree Genetics & Genomes Online: Mar 30, 2012. IF2.4/C1 www.springerlink.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&id=doi:10.1007/s11295-012-0501-z

Middleton, B.A. and K. McKee. 2011. Soil warming alters seed bank responses across the geographic range of freshwater Taxodium distichum (Cupressaceae) swamps. American Journal of Botany 98:1943–1955. IF2.7/C3 www.amjbot.org/content/early/2011/11/10/ajb.1100246.full.pdf+html

Middleton, B.A. and K. McKee. 2012. Can elevated CO2 modify regeneration from seed banks in freshwater wetlands subjected to rising sea-level?  Hydrobiologia 683:123-133. IF2.0/C2 www.springerlink.com/content/l781862568276815/fulltext.pdf

Middleton, B.A. and K. McKee. 2011. Soil warming alters seed bank responses across the geographic range of freshwater Taxodium distichum (Cupressaceae) swamps. American Journal of Botany 98:1943–1955. IF2.7/C2

www.amjbot.org/content/early/2011/11/10/ajb.1100246.short?rss=1  or  www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22074775

Jiang, M. and B.A. Middleton. 2011. Soil characteristics of sediment-amended coastal baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) swamps in Louisiana. Wetlands 31:735–744 IF1.5/C3www.springerlink.com/content/a7pv1r1n4k556757/ or www.ingentaconnect.com/content/klu/13157/2011/00000031/00000004/00000189

Kusumi, J., L. Zidong, L., T. Kado, Y. Tsumura, B.A. Middleton and H. Tachida. 2010. Multilocus patterns of nucleotide polymorphism and demographic change in Taxodium distichum (Cupressaceae) in the lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. American Journal of Botany 121:1848-1857. IF2.7/C4

http://www.amjbot.org/content/97/11/1848.full or http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21616823

Middleton B.A., D. Devlin, E. Proffitt, K. McKee, and K. Cretini. 2009. Characteristics of mangrove swamps managed for mosquito control in eastern FL. Marine Ecology Progress Series 371:117-129. IF3.2/C3www.int-res.com/articles/meps_oa/m371p117.pdf  

McKee, K., B.A. Middleton, E. Proffitt, and D. Devlin. 2009. Perspectives on mosquito impoundments in eastern Florida.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 389:301. IF3.2/ www.int-res.com/articles/meps_oa/m389p301.pdf

Middleton, B.A. and G. J. Smith. 2009. Foreword: Hurricanes and the coast of the Gulf of Mexico.  Wetlands 29:1. IF1.5/C2 www.springerlink.com/content/xq72314186270757/ or http://resources.metapress.com/pdf-preview.axd?code=xq72314186270757&size=largest

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Regeneration of coastal marsh vegetation impacted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Wetlands 29:54-65. IF1.5/C10 www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1672/08-18.1

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Effects of Hurricane Katrina on the forest structure of baldcypress swamps of the Gulf Coast.  Wetlands 29:80-87. IF1.5/C11 http://www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.1672/08-73.1

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Effects of Hurricane Katrina on the tree regeneration in baldcypress swamps of the Gulf Coast. Wetlands 29:135-141. IF1.5/C7 http://www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1672/08-31.1

Ramsey, E. III, A. Rangoonwala, B.A. Middleton and Z. Lu. 2009. Satellite optical and radar data used to track wetland forest impact and short-term recovery from Hurricane Katrina. Wetlands 29:66-79. IF1.5/C12www.springerlink.com/content/a3k230w681u18662/

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Regeneration potential of baldcypress (Taxodium distichum) swamps and climate change. Plant Ecology 202:257-274. IF1.8/C11 www.springerlink.com/content/u11r4222054v8100/

Elsey-Quirk, T., B. Middleton and E. Proffitt. 2009. Seed dispersal and seedling emergence in a created and natural salt marsh on the Gulf of Mexico coast in southwest Louisiana, USA.   Restoration Ecology 17:422-432. IF2.2/C8 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-100X.2008.00398.x/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+17+March+from+10-14+GMT+%2806-10+EDT%29+for+essential+maintenance&userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

Elsey-Quirk, T., B.A. Middleton, and C.E. Proffitt. 2009. Seed flotation and germination of salt marsh plants: The effects of stratification, salinity and/or inundation regime. Aquatic Botany 91:40-45. IF1.9/C14 www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0304377009000266

Middleton, B.A. and X. Ben Wu. 2008. Landscape spatial distribution and anthropogenic change of seed banks in forested wetlands in the northern Mississippi River Alluvial Valley.  EcoScience 15:231-240. IF1.6/C7 www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.2980/15-2-2882

van Diggelen, B. Middleton, J. Bakker, A. Grootjans and M. Wassen. 2006. Fens and floodplains of the temperate zone – Present status, threats, conservation and restoration. Applied Vegetation Science 9:157-162. IF2.3/C68

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-109X.2006.tb00664.x/abstract or http://ivem.eldoc.ub.rug.nl/FILES/ivempubs/publart/2006/ApplVegScivDiggelen/2006ApplVegScivDiggelen.pdf

Middleton, B.A., B. Holsten and R. van Diggelen. 2006. Biodiversity management of fens and fen meadows by grazing, cutting and burning. Applied Vegetation Science 9:307-316. IF2.3/C43 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-109X.2006.tb00680.x/abstract

Middleton, B.A., K. Jensen and R. van Diggelen. 2006. Seed dispersal in fens. Applied Vegetation Science 9:279-284. IF2.3/C19

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-109X.2006.tb00677.x/abstract   

Thomas, J.R., B.A. Middleton and D.J. Gibson. 2006. A landscape perspective of stream corridor invasion and habitat characteristics of an exotic (Dioscorea oppositifolia) in a pristine watershed in southern Illinois. Biological Invasions 133:1103-1113. IF2.1/C19

www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/jifBiolInvonlineversion.pdf or www.springerlink.com/content/98248wh7m225m037/

Honu, Y.A.K., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2006. Response of Tridens flavus to soil nutrients and disturbance in an early successional old field. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Club 133:421-428. IF1.7 www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3159/1095-5674%282006%29133%5B421:ROTFLA%5D2.0.CO;2

Middleton, B.A. and K.L. McKee. 2005. Primary production in an impounded baldcypress swamp (Taxodium distichum) at the northern limit of the range. Wetlands Ecology and Management 13:15-24. IF0.3/C13 www.environmental-expert.com/Files/6063/articles/5029/M08717V73N23L0Q6.pdf or www.springerlink.com/content/m08717v73n23l0q6/

Sengupta, R., B. Middleton, C. Yan, M. Zuro and H. Hartman. 2005. Propagule deposition and landscape characteristics of source forests of Rhizophora mangle in coastal landscapes in Florida. Landscape Ecology 20:63-72. IF3.5/C9 www.springerlink.com/content/p2n690l10x6873r1/

Thomas, J.R., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2005. Water dispersal of vegetative bulbils of the invasive exotic Dioscorea oppositifolia L. in southern Illinois. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Club 132:187-196. IF1.7/C16 www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/ThomasJTBS05.pdf  or www.bioone.org/doi/abs/10.3159/1095-5674%282005%29132%5B187:WDOVBO%5D2.0.CO%3B2

Gibson, D.J., B.A. Middleton, K. Foster, Y.A. Honu, E. Hoyer. 2005. Species frequency dynamics in an old-field succession. Journal of Vegetation Science 16:415-422. IF2.9/C18

www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/GibsonetalJVS05.pdf  OR

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1654-1103.2005.tb02381.x/abstract

Taylor, J. and B.A. Middleton. 2004. Comparison of litter decomposition in natural vs. coal slurry ponds reclaimed as wetlands. Land Degradation and Development 15:1-8. IF1.3/C14 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/ldr.625/abstract

Middleton, B.A. and K.L. McKee. 2004. Use of a latitudinal gradient in bald cypress production to examine physiological controls on biotic boundaries and potential responses to environmental change. Global Ecology and Biogeography 13:247-258.  IF4.9/C21 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1466-822X.2004.00088.x/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+17+March+from+10-14+GMT+%2806-10+EDT%29+for+essential+maintenance&userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

 Barko, V.A., Beth A. Burke, David J. Gibson, and Beth A. Middleton. 2004. Seedling growth of Wisconsin fast plants (Brassica rapa) in field environments. Ecological Society of America: Experiments to Teach Ecology. http://tiee.ecoed.net/vol/v1/experiments/fastplants/fastplants.html  

Brandon, A.L., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2004. Mechanisms for dominance in an early old field by the invasive exotic Lespedeza cuneata. Biological Invasions 6:483-493. IF2.1/C45 www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/brandonetal04.pdf  

Ture, C., N. Akanil Bingol, B.A. Middleton. 2004. Characterization of the habitat of Lythrum salicaria L. in floodplain forests in western Turkey – Effects on stem height and seed production.  Wetlands 24:711-716. IF1.8/C14 www.bioone.org/doi/pdf/10.1672/0277-5212%282004%29024%5B0711%3ACOTHOL%5D2.0.CO%3B2

Middleton, B.A. and J. Grace. 2004. Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: synthesis and perspectives.  Book review. Restoration Ecology 12:610-611. IF2.2

www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/118799822/PDFSTART

Middleton, B.A. 2003. Soil seed banks and the potential restoration of forested wetland after farming. Journal of Applied Ecology 40:1025-1034. IF5.3/83 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2003.00866.x/full

Middleton, B.A. 2002. Nonequilibrium dynamics of sedge meadows grazed by cattle in southern Wisconsin. Plant Ecology 161:89-110. IF1.8/C30 www.springerlink.com/content/v0l42625k0g21141/

Xiao, N., D.A. Bennett, B. Middleton, and K. Fessel. 2002. SISM: a multiscale model cypress swamp regeneration. Geographical & Environmental Modelling 6:99-116.  IF0.9/C10

www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/13615930220127314

Middleton, B.A. 2002. Winter burning and the reduction of Cornus sericea in sedge meadows in southern Wisconsin. Restoration Ecology 10:1-8. IF2.2/C23 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1526-100X.2002.01053.x/abstract?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+disrupted+17+March+from+10-14+GMT+%2806-10+EDT%29+for+essential+maintenance&userIsAuthenticated=false&deniedAccessCustomisedMessage=

Middleton, B.A. 2001. A case for wetland restoration. Book review. Restoration Ecology 9:247-248. IF2.2/C2 www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/118995575/PDFSTART

Middleton, B.A. and K.L. McKee. 2001. Degradation of mangrove tissues and implications for peat formation in Belizean island forests. Journal of Ecology 89:818-828.  Recognition: Featured in Science, Editor’s ChoiceIF4.8/107

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.0022-0477.2001.00602.x/full

Spyreas, G., D.J. Gibson, and B.A. Middleton. 2001. Effects of endophyte infection in tall fescue (Festuca arundinacea: Poaceae) on community diversity. International Journal of Plant Science 162:1237-1245. IF2.0/C29 www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/Gibson/IJPS2001.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 2000. Hydrochory, seed banks, and regeneration dynamics across landscape boundaries in a forested wetland. Plant Ecology 146:169-184. IF1.8/C112

www.springerlink.com/content/w28pp67819819074/

Gibson, D. J., B.A. Middleton, G.W. Saunders, M. Mathis. W.T Weaver, J. Neely, J. Rivera and M. Oyler. 1999.  Learning by doing ecology: long term field experiments in ecology. IF0.3/C10 American Biology Teacher 61:217-222. www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4450654?uid=3739688&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=55902219473

Rice, M., B.A. Middleton and D. Gibson. 1999. Fractal analysis of movement pathways in vegetated and unvegetated microlandscapes. Bios 1:176-184. www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/4608479?uid=3739688&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=55902222123

Oyler, M., J. Rivera, M. Roffel, D. J. Gibson, B.A. Middleton and M. Mathis. 1999. The macaroni lab: a directed inquiry project on predator-prey relationships. American Biology Teacher 40:39-41. IF0.3/C1 www.plantbiology.siu.edu/faculty/gibson/macaron.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 1999. Succession and herbivory in monsoonal wetlands. Wetland Ecology and Management 6:189-202. IF0.3/C16 www.springerlink.com/content/r30811h62j6741u5/

Middleton, B.A. 1999. Flood pulsing in restoration: a feasible alternative for India? Journal of the Ecological Society 12:10-14.

Mathis, M. and B.A. Middleton. 1999. Simulated herbivory and vegetation dynamics in coal slurry ponds reclaimed as wetlands. Restoration Ecology 7:392-398. IF2.2/C8 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1046/j.1526-100X.1999.72034.x/abstract

Middleton, B.A. 1998. The water buffalo controversy in the Keoladeo National Park, India.  Ecological Modelling 106:93-95. IF2.7/C7 http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=2218674  

Middleton, B.A. 1998. Reply to: The water buffalo controversy in the Keoladeo National Park, India.  Ecological Modelling 106:95-98. IF2.7/C7 http://cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=2218674

Middleton, B.A., E. Sanchez-Rojas, B. Suedmeyer and A. Michels. 1997. Fire in a tropical dry forest of Central America: A natural part of the disturbance regime? Biotropica 29:515-517.  IF1.9/C22www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2388944?uid=3739688&uid=2129&uid=2&uid=70&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=55901

Akanil, N. and B.A. Middleton. 1997. Leaf litter decomposition along the Porsuk River, Eskisehir, Turkey. Canadian Journal of Botany 75:1394-1397. IF1.4/C25 www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/b97-853 OR www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/b97-853

Middleton, B.A. 1995. Ecology of greenways. Book review.  Restoration Ecology 3: 319-322.

Middleton, B.A. 1995. Seed banks and species richness potential of coal slurry ponds reclaimed as wetlands. Restoration Ecology 3:311-318. IF2.2/C15

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1526-100X.1995.tb00099.x/abstract

Middleton, B.A. and U. Melkania. 1995. Decomposition of wet grassland species in a stream of the Himalayan terai, Pantnagar, Uttar Pradesh, India. International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 21:163-168. www.nieindia.org/ijees/abstracts/v21/abstrv21_163.asp

Middleton, B.A. 1995. Sampling devices for the measurement of seed rain and hydrochory in rivers. Journal of the Torrey Botanical Club 122:152-155. IF1.0/C28 www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/2996454?uid=3739688&uid=2&uid=4&uid=3739256&sid=55901569553

Middleton, B.A. 1994. Decomposition and litter production in a northern bald cypress swamp.  Journal of Vegetation Science 5:271-274. IF2.9/C7 www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/3236160.pdf

Middleton, B.A. and E. Sanchez. 1994. Microhistological analysis of food habits in the tropics.  Vida Silvestre 3:41-47. IF0.5/C5

Middleton, B.A. 1994. Management of monsoonal wetlands for Greylag and Barheaded Geese in the Keoladeo National Park, India.  International Journal of Ecology and Environmental Sciences 20:1263-171.  /C2 www.nieindia.org/ijees/abstracts/v20/abstrv20_163.asp

van der Valk, A. G., B.A. Middleton, R. L. Williams, D. H. Mason and C. Davis. 1993. The biomass of an Indian monsoonal wetland before and after being overgrown with Paspalum distichum Vegetatio 109:81-90. IF1.8/C16 www.springerlink.com/content/w3866315p4450555/fulltext.pdf

Middleton, B. A. 1993. Habitat and food preferences of geese overwintering in the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India. Journal of Tropical Ecology 8:181-193. IF1.8/C7

www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2559700.pdf  OR  www.journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=5248088

Middleton, B.A., A.G. van der Valk, C.B. Davis, D.H. Mason, and R.L. Williams. 1992. Litter decomposition in an Indian monsoonal wetland overgrown with Paspalum distichum.  Wetlands 12:37-44. IF1.4/C16www.springerlink.com/content/w3866315p4450555/

Middleton, B.A. and D.H. Mason. 1992. Seed herbivory by nilgai, feral cattle, and wild boar in the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India. Biotropica 24:538-543. IF1.5/C25 www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/2389017.pdf

Middleton, B.A., A.G. van der Valk, R.L. Williams, D.J. Mason, and C.B. Davis. 1991. Vegetation dynamics and seed banks of a monsoonal wetland overgrown with Paspalum distichum in northern India. Aquatic Botany 40:239-259. IF1.9/C48 www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304377091900619

Middleton, B.A. 1990. Effect of water depth and clipping frequency on the growth and survival of four wetland plant species. Aquatic Botany 37:189-196. IF1.9/C30 www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/030437709090091X

Middleton, B.A.1988.  Food habits of geese in northern India. Journal of the Ecological Society (India) 1:37-45. /C8

Middleton, B.A. and A.G. van der Valk. 1987. The food habits of Greylag and Barheaded Geese in the Keoladeo National Park, India.  Wildfowl 38:94-102. /C12

Middleton, B.A. and D.J. Schimpf. 1986. Sand movement and vegetation in the Apostle Islands, Lake Superior. Canadian Journal of Botany 64:1671-1674. IF1.4/C1 www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/abs/10.1139/b86-223


Book Chapters

Middleton, B.A., T. Klinebecker. Geographical trends of drought and effects on world wetland function and distribution. Climate Change Ecology Series. Global change and the function and distribution of wetlands (B.A. Middleton, editor).  Springer, U.K. (in press).

Middleton, B.A 2011. Multidisciplinary approaches to research in global change ecology. In: B. LePage, editor. Wetlands: integrating multidisciplinary concepts. Pages 129-136. Springer.  /C3

Middleton, B.A. 2011. Cornus sericea. CABI invasive species compendium. CABI, UK. (in press).  www.cabi.org/default.aspx?site=170&page=1016&pid=2225

Middleton, B.A. 2011. Succession. Middleton, B.A., Guntenspergen, G. (eds). Wetland structure and function. Volume 1. Encyclopedia of Wetlands, Springer, UK. (online first).

Middleton, B.A. 2011.  Disturbances, cattle grazing. Middleton, B.A., Guntenspergen, G. (eds). Wetland structure and function. Volume 1. Encyclopedia of Wetlands, Springer, UK. (online first).

Brinson, M. M., B. E. Bedford, B. Middleton, and J. Verhoeven.  2008. Temperate freshwater wetlands: Response to gradients in moisture regime, human alterations, and economic status.  Pages 127-140 in N. Polunin (editor).  Aquatic Ecosystems – Trends and Global Prospects.  N. Polunin, ed. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK. /C1 www.amazon.com/Aquatic-Ecosystems-Trends-Global-Prospects/dp/0521833272

Middleton, B.A. 2008. Invasive species. Encyclopedia of Ecology.  C. Jorgensen, ed.  Elsevier, Oxford, UK.  www.elsevierdirect.com/brochures/ecology/overview.html

Middleton, B.A., A.B. Grootjans, K. Jensen, H.Olde Venterink and K Margóczi.  2006.  Fen management and research perspectives: an overview.  Pages 247-268 in R. Bobbink, B. Beltman, J.T.A.Verhoeven and D. Whigham (eds).  Wetlands: functioning, biodiversity conservation and restoration.  Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. /C7 www.springerlink.com/content/l584p46t8j255050/

Middleton, B.A. 2005. Ecology and objective based management: case study of the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan.  Pages 86-116 in Battles Over Nature: Science and the Politics of Conservation.  V. Saberwal and M. Rangarajan, eds.  Permanent Black Publishers, New Delhi, India. /C8 books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=kPDkfki-6cEC&oi=fnd&pg= PA86&dq=Middleton+Decomposition+of+wet+grassland+&ots =M3ABTt7CXS&sig=DkS1yNliN754Jqpkuv2aa36tuBo  

Middleton, B.A. 2002. Flood pulsing in the regeneration and maintenance of species in riverine forested wetlands of the southeastern United States.  Pages 223-294 in B. Middleton, ed.  Flood pulsing in wetlands: restoring the natural hydrological balance.  John Wiley and Sons, New York. /C57 http://books.google.com/books?id=evTo5YGZO0MC&printsec=frontcover&dq =flood+pulsing&hl=en&sa=X&ei=j2RjT-LdGuimsAKr7rWcCw&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=flood%20pulsing&f=false

Middleton, B.A. 2002. The flood pulse concept in restoration.  Pages 1-10 in B. Middleton, ed.  Flood pulsing and wetland restoration: Case histories from North America. Flood pulsing in wetlands: restoring the natural hydrological balance.  John Wiley & Sons, New York. /C36 http://media.wiley.com/product_data/excerpt/72/04714180/0471418072.pdf


 

Reports and Maps

Davis, C.B., A.G. van der Valk, D.H. Mason, B.A. Middleton, and R.L. Williams. 1988. Ecology of a semitropical monsoonal wetland in India.  Final Report, Smithsonian #4013600, Ohio State Univ, Columbus, Ohio. /C1

Middleton, B.A. 1993. Restoration of cypress swamps along the Cache River, southern Illinois.  Final Report to the Office of Research and Administration Development (#2-11770), Carbondale, IL.  

Middleton, B.A. 1993. Improvement of plant diversity in coal slurry ponds reclaimed as wetlands through treatment of the seed bank during drawdown.  Final Report to the National Mine Land Reclamation Center, Carbondale, IL.

Middleton, B.A. 1995. The role of flooding in seed dispersal: restoration of cypress swamps along the Cache River, Illinois.  Final Report, U.S. Geological Survey and Water Resources Center, UILU-URC-94-220. /C15 http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/iwrc/pdf/220.pdf

Starr, E. and B.A. Middleton. 1999. Vegetation overlay of the cypress quad.  (Mapping project in ArcInfo as part of the larger project, “A natural resources survey of the Cache River Watershed).  Natural Resources Conservation Service, Champaign/Carbondale, IL”.

O'Neil, L.J., A.C. Webb, and B. Middleton. 2001. Habitat suitability index model: cypress/tupelo community in southern Illinois. February 2001. ERDC/EL TR-01-xx, U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center, Vicksburg, MS.

Bennett, D., B. Middleton, S. Kraft, C. Lant, R. Sengupta, J. Beaulieau, D. Sharpe, K. Cook, B. Burr, R. Beck, and K. Flanagan.  2001.  Ecosystem function and restoration in the Cache River Bioreserve. April 2001. Nature Conservancy, Ullin, Illinois. /C2

Middleton, B.A., D. Devlin, E. Proffitt and K. McKee. 2006. Comparison of vegetation and soil development in mangrove restoration areas following various restoration procedures. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Final Report 401816N003.

Middleton, B.A. 2009.  Vegetation status of the Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan, India. Science Investigation Report 2009-5193, U.S. Geological Survey. http://pubs.usgs.gov/sir/2009/5193/

 

Proceedings

Middleton, B.A. 1980. Human traffic and response of beach vegetation at the Apostle Islands.  Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Scientific Research in the National Parks 9:118-140.

Middleton, B.A.  1996.  Characteristics of plants in forested wetlands.  Pages 31-37 In: S. D. Roberts and R. A. Rathfon, editors.   Management of Forested Wetlands in the Central Hardwoods Region.  Symposium Proceedings, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Xiao, N, Bennett, D., B.A. Middleton, and K. Fessel. 1999.  A topographically-based model for seed dispersal and swamp dynamics. Proceedings of GIS/LIS '98. Fort Worth, TX, 10-12, November 1998. http://ir.uiowa.edu/geog_pubs/82

 

Fact Sheet, Open File Report

Middleton, B.A. and K.L. McKee. 2004. Latitudinal variation in carbon storage to predict future changes in baldcypress swamps with global warming. National Wetlands Research Center Fact Sheet. www.nwrc.usgs.gov/factshts/2004-3019.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 2004. Cattle grazing and its long-term effects on sedge meadows.  National Wetlands Research Center Fact Sheet. www.nwrc.usgs.gov/factshts/2004-3027.pdf

Middleton, B.A. 2004. Natural restoration basics for wetlands. National Wetlands Research Center Fact Sheet. www.nwrc.usgs.gov/factshts/2004-3053/2004-3053.htm

Middleton, B.A. 2006. Impoundment and baldcypress swamp management. National Wetlands Research Center Open File Report. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1268/ /C1

Middleton, B.A. 2006. Baldcypress swamp management and climate change.  National Wetlands Research Center Open File Report. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1269/ /C1

Middleton, B.A. 2006. Invasive species and climate change.  National Wetlands Research Center Open File Report. http://pubs.usgs.gov/preview/of/2006/1153/pdf/of06-1153_508.pdf  /C6

Middleton, B.A. 2006. Fire management in fens and wet grasslands grazed by cattle. National Wetlands Research Center Open File Report. http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2006/1268/

 

Popular Press Publications

Middleton, B.A. and L.K. Mudgal. 1989. Geese of the Keoladeo.  Sanctuary Magazine, India.

Middleton, B.A. 1995. Wetlands in your neighborhood. Green Earth Newsletter, Carbondale, IL.

Middleton, B.A. 1997. OTS at SIU. Liana (Newsletter of the Organization of Tropical Studies).

Middleton, B.A. 2000. Ode to my father's farm truck.  National Public Radio Commentary, Carbondale, Illinois (commentary read on October 26, 2000).

Middleton, B.A. 2001. Special ode to my father's farm truck. Lodi Enterprise. January 4, 2001.

Middleton, B.A. 2003. Lost and found. Natural History 3:88.  IF0.1 http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1134/is_2_112/ai_98254979/

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Katrina’s dance of destruction and renewal. SWS Research Briefs

www.sws.org/ResearchBrief/middleton_061209.PDF  Times Accessed Online = 1523. 

Middleton, B.A. 2009. Climate past, climate future: a story of aquatic plants. Sound Waves, USGS. http://soundwaves.usgs.gov/2009/08/fieldwork3.html

Middleton, B.A. 2011. Old data, new problems. SWS Research Briefs.  www.sws.org/ResearchBrief/ Times Accessed Online = 1179.

 

Middleton, B.A. 2013. Continents apart in vegetation management. National Wetlands Newsletter 35:25.

 

Middleton, B.A. 2013. Conservation in an age of climate change.  National Wetlands Newsletter 35:5-6.


*C = citations in Google Scholar; IF = impact factor


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My Science Topics


Science Topic
Subtopic
Ecology and Environmentaquatic ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentbiodiversity
Ecology and Environmentbiogeography
Ecology and Environmentecological processes
Ecology and Environmentecosystem diversity
Ecology and Environmentecosystem functions
Ecology and Environmentecosystems
Ecology and Environmentenvironmental assessment
Ecology and Environmentestuarine ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentforests
Ecology and Environmentfreshwater ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentgrasslands
Ecology and Environmenthabitat alteration
Ecology and Environmenthabitats
Ecology and Environmentisland ecosystems
Ecology and Environmentshrublands
Ecology and Environmentwetlands



My USGS Science Strategy Areas

Understanding Ecosystems & Predicting Ecosystems Change

Climate Variability & Change

Wetlands and Climate Change

 

Wetland function may be altered by climate change in the future because of shifts in water fluctuation, salinity intrusion, CO2 levels, and storm intensity. I study the effects of climate change by examining patterns of function along latitudinal gradients in baldcypress swamps, monsoonal wetlands, mangrove swamps, northern peatleands, prairie fens, and floodplain wetlands. I have organized symposia, written four books, and edited three special journal volumes, which support multidisciplinary comparisons and research analysis of wetland function. Other research topics include the effects of hurricanes on coastal wetlands, flood pulsing in restoration, and biodiversity loss in fens of Europe, Asia and North America. I have developed a research network in baldcypress swamps (North American Baldcypress Swamp Network) and invite other researchers to work in these study sites dedicated to the study of long term function of swamps in the southeastern US.

 

http://profile.usgs.gov/professional/mypage.php?name=middletonb


Public Speaking Highlights

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Invited Seminars and Keynote Speeches

·   Middleton, B.A. 2013. Academia/government/consulting? Alternate career pathways for scientists. Women in Wetlands Symposium, Duluth, Minnesota, June 2013.

 

·   Kracauer Hartig, E., Middleton, B., and Adamowicz. S. 2013. Setting the stage for preparedness to measure storm impacts in salt marshes. Society of Wetland Scientists, Duluth, Minnesota (June 2013).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2012. Knee deep in alligators: a view of the swamp from below the canopy. Goddard Space Center, Biospheric Sciences Laboratory, Greenbelt, Maryland, October 2012.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2012. Brave New World of Swamps: novel water regimes in the function and composition of swamp ecosystems. Patuxent WRC, Greenbelt, Maryland, October 2012.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2012. Multivariate statistics in vegetation analysis. Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China, May 2012.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2012. Using R statistical software in vegetation analysis. Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China, May 2012.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2012. Oil spill remediation of coastal wetlands. Clayton State University, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2012.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2012. Hydrological remediation as a potential management tool for hydrologically altered wetlands?  LUMCON, National Science Foundation Research Experiences for Undergrads (REU), Houma, LA, July 2012.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2012. Flood-pulsing concept and complexity for nurturing floodplain ecosystems. NRP, National Wetlands Research Center, Lafayette, LA, February 2012.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2011. Non-equilibrium dynamics of northern fens. Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, October 2011.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2011. Ecosystem function studies, decomposition, production and field studies.  Ecosystem Management Workshop, Dumlupinar University, Turkey. Organized by ERASMUS of the European Union (May 1-7, 2011).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2010. Hydrologic remediation of oil spills in coastal swamp. Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2010. Wetland conservation and climate change. Cache River Symposium, Vienna, Illinois (October 2010, keynote).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. and JIANG Ming. 2010. Wetland restoration potential of the Sanjiang Plain, China.  Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2010. Climate change and flood pulsing in wetlands. Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2010. Writing for students. Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2009. Earth Day Address: Climate change and wetlands in India. US Consulate and C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation, Chennai, India. Also delivered to University of Delhi, Jawaharlal Nehru University (Delhi), Wildlife Institute (Dehradun), and the Keoladeo Naturalists Society (Bharatpur, India).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2009. Sustainable wetland use in India. Swaminanthan Research Institute, Chennai, India. Also delivered to the Centre for Research on New International Economic Order, Chennai, India.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2009. Climate change and baldcypress swamps.  U.S. Forest Service, Grand Rapids, Minnesota (December 2009).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2009. Climate change and baldcypress swamps.  University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut (September 2009).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2008. Climate change and latitudinal trends in function in the baldcypress region of the United States. Departmental Seminar, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2008. Writing for students: an editor’s perspective. School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2008. Writing for students: an editor’s perspective. ESA SEEDS Minority Mentoring Program in Ecology, Duke University, Durham, NC.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Hurricanes as a natural disturbance. Michigan Tech University, Houghton, Michigan, Dec 2007.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Hurricanes as a natural disturbance. University Louisiana, Nov 2007.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. The Lodi Marsh State Natural Area as a Ramsar site? U.S. National Ramsar Committee, Caddo Lake, Texas, Nov 2007.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Hurricanes as a natural disturbance. Louisiana State University Society of Wetland Scientists Student Association, Sept 2007.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Opening address at the Society of Wetland Scientists meeting, European Chapter, Trebon, Czech Republic, June 2007.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Climate change and the function and distribution of baldcypress swamps in North America. USGS Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Climate change and the function and distribution of baldcypress swamps in North America. Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, March 2007.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Climate change and the function and distribution of baldcypress swamps in North America. Forest & Forestry Products Institute, Sapporo, Japan, Mar 2007.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Climate change and the function and distribution of baldcypress swamps in North America. Forest & Forestry Products Institute, Tsukuba, Japan, Mar 2007.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Volunteer program for the study of latitudinal variation in height of Lythrum salicaria in Eurasia vs. North America. Tennessee Valley Authority: 2007 Southeastern Wetlands Data Users Workshop, Knoxville Tennessee.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2006. Latitudinal variation in populations of Lythrum salicaria in Europe and North America: joint international program and research. Plenary speaker, GLOW IV, Bagamoyo, Tanzania.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2006. Climate change and the distribution and function of baldcypress swamps across latitudes in the Mississippi River Alluvial Plain. Colloquium speaker: University of Louisiana.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2006. Hurricanes and the northern Gulf of Mexico: Impacts of Katrina and Rita.  University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2006. Climate change and the function and distribution of baldcypress swamps in North America. Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2006. Cache River Initiative: Importance of flood pulsing in river restoration. The Nature Conservancy, Shawnee College, Ullin, Illinois.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2006. Coastal research. Gulf Coast Initiative, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2005. Restoration of ecosystem processes on dredged sediments in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. FWS research symposium, McNeese University, Lake Charles, LA.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2005. Propagule dispersal, fragmentation and restoration of mangrove swamps.  Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute, Florida Atlantic University, Vero Beach, FL.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2005. John Muir’s Thousand Mile Walk of Change. Lafayette UU, LA.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2005. Be global, think local. Invasive species panel.  Fulbright Association, Baltimore, Maryland. Invited speaker and panel member.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2004. Hydrologic and disturbance dynamics in wetlands: restoring the natural balance.  Colloquium speaker: Louisiana State University.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2004. Hydrologic and disturbance dynamics in wetlands: restoring the natural balance. USGS- Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center, LaCrosse, WI.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2003. Flood pulsing in the spatial dynamics of regeneration and production in baldcypress swamps. University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2003. Disturbance dynamics in coastal restoration. CREST, Thibodaux, LA.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2003. Hydrologic and disturbance dynamics in wetlands: restoring the natural balance. Plenary speaker: Botanical Society of America, Mobile, Alabama.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2003. Latitudinal variation in primary production and carbon stores in baldcypress swamps of the Mississippi River Alluvial Plain: a surrogate for global climate change prediction.  Colloquium speaker: CCGCR, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2003. Cattle grazing and long-term effects on sedge meadows in Wisconsin.  Colloquium speaker: Texas A & M, College Station, TX.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2002.  Flood pulsing and plant regeneration dynamics in baldcypress swamps.  Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2002. Flood pulsing and restoration of wetlands. Murray State University, Kentucky.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2002. Winter burning and control of shrubs following grazing in the Lodi Wildlife Area.  Friends of the Scenic Lodi Valley.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2002. Flood pulsing and restoration of wetlands.  Texas A & M, College Station, Texas.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2002. Production and carbon storage trends across a latitudinal gradient in baldcypress swamps.  University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana.

 

Invited Papers at Scientific Conferences and Webinars 

 

·   Organizer and Moderator: Middleton, B.A. 2014. Resilience of future wetlands to climate change. SWS/ASLO Joint Meeting, Portland, Oregon (May 2014; symposium co-organizer with Chris Joyce, University of Brighton, UK).

 

·   Organizer and Moderator: Middleton, B.A. 2014. Getting and keeping the right job: negotiating jobs in government science. (May 2014; symposium co-organizer with Harold Ornes, Eastern Illinois University).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2013. Management of prairies and wet sedge meadows. Webinar: Yellow rails and wet grassland management, July-September 2013. Organized by Jane Austin, Northern Prairie (August, September, November 2013).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2013. Freshwater restoration of tidal swamps: lessons from remediation during the Deepwater Horizon Incident. Society for Ecological Restoration, Madison, Wisconsin (October 2013, delivered by Jere Boudell).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2013. Drought, flooding and salinity as multiple stressors, and insights from hydrologic remediation during the Deepwater Horizon Incident. Society of Wetland Scientists, Duluth, Minnesota (June 2013).

 

·   Kracauer Hartig, E., Middleton, B., and Adamowicz. S. 2013. Setting the stage for preparedness to measure storm impacts in salt marshes. Society of Wetland Scientists, Duluth, Minnesota (June 2013).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2013. Freshwater diversions and pulsed hydrology in coastal swamps. Society for Ecological Restoration (October 2013).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2013. Developing Wetlands Restoration and Protection Partnerships in the River Deltas of China. Aquatic Sciences, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (February 2013).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2013. Multi-stressor interactions, biodiversity and function of wetlands and climate change. SWS, Duluth, Minnesota (June 2012; symposium co-organizer).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2012. Wetland function and composition of novel swamp environments. INTECOL/SWS, Orlando, Florida (June 2012; symposium chair).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. and R. Sengupta. 2012. Landscape-level propagule dispersal, restoration and climate change. Mangrove Expansion Workshop, National Wetlands Research Center, June 2012.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2011. Droughts and floods are more important than other climate change factors in the regeneration of freshwater species. SWS, Prague, Czech Republic (June 2011; symposium chair).

 

·   Middleton, B.A., JIANG Ming, and WANG Guodong. 2011.  Where have all the sedges gone? Restoration potential of sedge meadows in low intensity soybean farms of the Sanjiang Plain, northeastern China. SWS, Prague, Czech Republic (June 2011).

 

·   Middleton, B.A., and Anjan Prusty. 2011. Importance of long-term research in
Ramsar sites. SWS, Prague, Czech Republic (June 2011).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2011. SWS Writer’s Exchange. SWS, Prague, Czech Republic (June 2011)

 

·   Middleton, B.A. and B.J. Roberts. 2011. Remediation after the Deepwater Horizon Incident pushed oil from coast, and provided pulsed hydrology to coastal swamps. Big Thicket Conference, Nacogdoches, Texas (April 2011).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2011. Hotter, drier climates in Texas and the future of baldcypress swamps. Big Thicket Conference, Nacogdoches, Texas. (April 2011).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2010. Co-Chair Organizing Committee, International Wetlands Conference, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2010. Wetland conservation and climate change. Cache River Symposium, Vienna, Illinois (October 2010, keynote).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. and JIANG Ming.  2010. Wetland restoration potential of the Sanjiang Plain, China. Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2010. Climate change and flood pulsing in wetlands. Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2010. Writing for students. Chinese Academy of Science, Changchun, China.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2010. Climate change environments and regeneration dynamics on the Mississippi and Gangetic floodplains. SWS, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2010. Student guide to science writing. SWS, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

·   Middleton, B.A., Mark Guetersloh1, Jody Shimp2, Mike Brown3. 2010. Flood pulsing, climate change and regeneration dynamics of Ramsar sites along the Mississippi and Gangetic Floodplains. Flood Pulsing Symposium, Botswana. 1IDNR District Heritage, Vienna, IL, 2IDNR-Natural Heritage, Benton, IL, 3US Fish and Wildlife Service, Ullin, IL.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2009. Baldcypress swamp response to climate change and hurricanes. Global Change Ecology Symposium, SWS, Madison, Wisconsin (symposium chair).

 

·   Middleton, B.A., and David, J. 2009. Path to success: student guide to science writing. Women in Wetlands Symposium, SWS, Madison, Wisconsin.

 

·   Turner, E. and Middleton, B.A. 2008. Climate change and wetlands in North America. Plenary Speaker. INTECOL 8th Wetlands Conference, Cuibá, Brazil, July 20-25, 2008, p. 15.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. and G.J. Smith. 2008. Overview of delta research and global observation network: the large river floodplains and deltas in South America. Symposium chair. INTECOL 8th International Wetlands Conference, Cuibá, Brazil, July 20-25, 2008, p. 128.

 

·   Middleton, B.A., 2008, Trends in Function of Baldcypress Swamp Across Latitudes in North America and Climate Change [abs.], in Society of Wetland Scientists, Capitalizing on Wetlands, International Conference 2008, Washington D.C., May 26-30, 2008, p. 255.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2008. Latitudinal trends of seed bank distribution and climate change in baldcypress swamps in North America. Symposium chair.  INTECOL 8th International Wetlands Conference, Cuibá, Brazil, July 20-25, 2008, p. 127.

 

·   Middleton, B. A. 2008. Latitudinal trends soil organic matter and climate change in baldcypress swamps in North America. SWS, Washington, DC (May 2008). Symposium Chair.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Baldcypress swamp management and climate change. Tensas National Wildlife Refuge, Tallulah, LA (November 2007).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007.  Natural Hazards IV - Storm Effects on Coastal and Upstream Wetlands and Implications for Management: Importance of Disturbance Regimes in Wetland Systems, Upstream and Coastal.  Special Symposium for the Army Corps of Engineers at the Association for State Wetland Managers, Williamsburg, VA with Denise Reed/Jerry Rasmussen (August 2007).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Soil organic matter in Taxodium distichum swamps along a latitudinal gradient.  SWS, Sacramento, California.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Opening address at the SWS meeting, European Chapter, Trebon, Czech Republic.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. International collaborative and volunteer research on Lythrum salicaria in Europe and North America.  SWS, European Chapter, Trebon, Czech Republic.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Global citizen, local volunteer.  George Wright Society, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2006.  Latitudinal trends in baldcypress swamp function and climate change in North America.  SWS, Cairns, Australia.  Global Ecology Symposium Organizer.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2006.  Latitudinal variation in populations of Lythrum salicaria in Europe and North America: joint international program and research.  GLOW IV, Bagamoyo, Tanzania.  Plenary Speaker.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2006. Cache River Initiative: Importance of flood pulsing in river restoration. The Nature Conservancy, Shawnee College, Ullin, Illinois.  Plenary Speaker.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2006. Coastal research. Gulf Coast Initiative, New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2005. Restoration of ecosystem processes on dredged sediments in the Sabine National Wildlife Refuge. FWS research symposium, McNeese University, Lake Charles, LA.

 

·   Middleton, B.A., N. Akanil Bingol, K. Edwards and C. Ture. 2005. Latitudinal variation in populations of Lythrum salicaria in Europe and North America: Joint international research of Turkey, Czech Republic and the United States.  II. International Environmental Protection Scientific Committee, Dumlupinar University, Kutahya, Turkey. Plenary Speaker.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2005. Be global, think local. Invasive species panel. Fulbright Association, Baltimore, Maryland. Plenary Speaker & Panel Member.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. and Rudy van Diggelen. 2004. Global issues in fen/sedge meadow research, management and biodiversity maintenance: an overview and Wisconsin perspective.  INTECOL, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Symposium Organizer.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2003. Disturbance dynamics in coastal marsh restoration.  CREST, Thibodeax, Louisiana. Plenary Speaker.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2003. Hydrologic and disturbance dynamics in wetlands: restoring the natural balance. Botanical Society of America, Mobile, Alabama. Plenary Speaker.

 

·   Middleton, B. and K. McKee. 2003. Production and carbon storage trends across a latitudinal gradient in baldcypress swamps, SWS, New Orleans. Global Ecology Symposium Organizer.

 

·   Middleton, B. 2003. Temperate freshwater wetlands: hydrology, climate change, and other threats. International Conference on Environment Futures, Zurich, Switzerland. Plenary Speaker & Panel Member.

 

·   Middleton, B. 2003. Hydrologic and disturbance dynamics in wetlands: restoring the natural balance. Botanical Society of America, Mobile, Alabama. Plenary Speaker.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2002. Flood pulsing and plant regeneration dynamics in baldcypress swamps.  Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Plenary Speaker.

 

·   Middleton, B. 2002. Wetland restoration, flood pulsing and regeneration dynamics. SWS, Nanjing, China. Plenary Speaker.

 

·   Middleton, B. and K. McKee. 2001. Primary production along a latitudinal gradient in cypress swamps. Ecological Society of America, Madison, Wisconsin.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2000. Flood pulsing in the regeneration and maintenance of cypress swamp species.  INTECOL, Quebec City, Canada. Flood Pulsing Symposium Organizer.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 1999. Funding opportunities in India.  SWS, Norfolk, Virginia.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. and K.L. McKee. 1999. Primary production and impoundment across latitudinal gradients. SWS. Norfolk, VA.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 1999.  Flood pulsing, seed dispersal and regeneration in a cypress swamp at the northern extreme of the region.  Spokane, Washington.

 

·   Middleton, B.A., K. Fessel, K. Flanagan, and R. Sengupta. 1996. Ecosystem function and restoration in the Cache River Bioreserve, Part 2: The role of flood pulsing and sedimentation in cypress swamp regeneration. American Water Resources Association, Syracuse, New York.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 1996. Vegetation change in monsoonal wetlands and herbivory. INTECOL Symposium, Perth, Australia.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 1994. Characteristics of plants in forested wetlands. Management of Forested Wetland Ecosystems in the Central Hardwood Region.  Purdue University, Evanston, IN.

 

Contributed Papers at Meetings

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2014. Tree production and growth in tidal swamps and the operation of the Davis Pond Diversion during the Deepwater Horizon Indicent. State of the Coast, New Orleans (March 18-20, 2014).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2013. Freshwater diversions and pulsed hydrology in coastal swamps. Aquatic Sciences, Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. New Orleans, Louisiana. (February 2013).

 

·   Marburger, J.E., S.E. Travis, Beth. A. Middleton.2013.  Volunteer Participation in Monitoring of Wetland Invasive Species in Great Lakes National Park. Users Conference and U.S.G.S. Community for Data Integration. Denver, Colorado (May 2013).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. and B. Roberts. 2012. Freshwater diversions provided pulsed hydrology to coastal swamps for remediation. INTECOL/SWS, Orlando, Florida (poster, June 2012).

 

·   Roberts, B.J., S.B. Primer, T.R. Warner, C.M. Semmler, B. Young and B. Middleton. 2012. Seasonal patterns in greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. Gulf Coast baldcypress swamps. INTECOL/SWS, Orlando, Florida (poster, June 2012).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2011. Climate change environments & the regeneration of wetland species. NASA Carbon Cycle & Ecosystems Joint Science, Washington, DC (poster, Oct 2011).

 

·   David, J.L. and B.A. Middleton. 2011. Modeled climate change impacts on the production of baldcypress swamps along latitudinal and longitudinal gradients. Big Thicket Conference, Nacogdoches, Texas (April 2011).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2011. Climate change and function of western swamps. Big Thicket Conference, Big Thicket Conference, Nacogdoches, Texas (April 2011).

 

·   Middleton, B.A.., Roberts, B.J., Remediation after the Deepwater Horizon Incident pushed oil from coast, and provided pulsed hydrology to coastal swamps. Big Thicket Conference, Nacogdoches, Texas (April 2011).

 

·   Roberts, B., B.A. Middleton and R. Dokka. 2010. Effects of hydrologic remediation on baldcypress swamp elevation and ecosystem processes and the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. National Science Foundation RAPID Response Investigators, New Orleans, LA (poster).

 

·   David, J.L., B.A. Middleton, B.A. and R.O. Anyah. 2010. Modeled climate change impacts on the production of bald cypress swamps across a latitudinal gradient. SWS, Salt Lake City, UT.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. and E. Anemaet. 2010. Climate induced drought and the regeneration of wetland species. Global Change Meeting, Denver (poster).

 

·   Farinas, S. and B.A. Middleton. 2009. Effects of impoundment on herbaceous vegetation and seed banks in baldcypress swamps in central Louisiana (ESA SEEDS), Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2009. Recovery of coastal wetland vegetation after Hurricane Katrina. Ecological Society of America, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

·   Edwards, K. R., B. A. Middleton and J. Květ. 2008. Comparative study of Eurasian and North American populations of Lythrum salicaria L. (purple loosestrife). Ecological Society of America, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (August 2008, poster).

 

·   Middleton, Beth A. 2008. Climate and Latitudinal Trends in Production and Soil Organic Matter in Baldcypress Swamps of North America [abs.], in SWS, Capitalizing on Wetlands, International Conference 2008, Washington D.C., May 26-30, 2008, p. 255.

 

·   Marburger, Joy E., Karberg, Jennifer, Middleton, Beth A., and others. 2008. Linking Wetland Research and Education in the Great Lakes National Parks: 2003-2007 [abs.], in SWS, Capitalizing on Wetlands, International Conference 2008, Washington D.C., May 26-30, 2008.

 

·   Middleton, B.A.  2007. Climate change and the function and distribution of baldcypress swamps in North America.  North American Carbon Program, Colorado Springs (poster).

 

·   Middleton, B.A., R. Hines, and K. Foster. 2007. Baldcypress forest structure and support of wildlife in the White River National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas. SWS, Sacramento, CA, poster. 

 

·   Edwards, K., B. Middleton and Jan Květ. 2007. Latitudinal study of Eurasian & North American Lythrum salicaria L.  Ecological Society of America, San Diego, CA, poster.

 

·   Edwards, K., Jan Květ and B. Middleton. 2007. Environmental effects on the growth of Eurasian and North American Lythrum salicaria L. SWS, Trebon, Czech Republic.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2007. Climate change and function of Taxodium distichum swamps in the western part of the region. Big Thicket National Park Conference, Beaumont, TX.

 

·   Leblebici, S., N.A. Akanil, H. Bocuk, C. Ture and B. Middleton. 2007. Effects of boron on the seed germination characteristics of Lythrum salicaria and Epilobium hirsutum.  SWS, European Chapter, Trebon, Czech Republic.

 

·   Tachida, H., J. Kusumi, and B. Middleton.  2007. Multilocus patterns of nucleotide polymorphism and historical population structure in Taxodium distichum. Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, June 24-28, Halifax, Canada.

 

·   Anderson, K., B. Middleton and N. Walters. 2007. Dredge Sediment Additions to Subsiding Baldcypress Swamps in Southern Louisiana: A Collaborative Effort?  National Conference on Ecosystem Restoration, Kansas City, Missouri, poster.

 

·   Middleton, B.A.  2005.  Latitudinal variation in height and seed set of purple loosestrife in Eurasia vs. North America: volunteer program. SWS, Charleston, SC, poster.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2005. Latitudinal variation in height and seed set of purple loosestrife in Eurasia vs. North America: volunteer program.  ESA, Montreal, Canada, poster.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. and K. McKee. 2005. Carbon storage across latitudinal gradients in floodplain baldcypress swamps. SWS, Charleston, SC.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2005. Use of seed banks across a latitudinal gradient to predict the effects of climate change on regeneration potential in baldcypress swamps. ESA, Montreal.

 

·   Akanil Bingol, N., C. Ture, and B. Middleton. 2004. Growth and development of Lythrum salicaria L. in different biogeographical regions in Turkey. INTECOL, Utrecht, Netherlands. (Delivered by Beth Middleton).

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2003. Vegetation change, flood pulsing and disturbance dynamics in monsoonal wetlands and implications for restoration. Indian Water Works Association, Mumbai, India (Delivered by Narayan Desai).

 

·   Middleton, B.A., N. Akanil Bingol and C. Ture. 2004. Latitudinal variation in height of Lythrum salicaria in North America vs. Eurasia. INTECOL, Utrecht, poster.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. 2004. Latitudinal variation in height and seed set of purple loosestrife in Eurasia vs. North America: volunteer program.  SWS, Seattle, poster.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. and M. Stevens. 2004. Capacity building in the Iraqi scientific community – Internet courses on the Mesopotamian marshes for Iraqi women. SWS, Seattle.

 

·   Middleton, B.A. and X. Ben Wu. 2004. Regional spatial patterns of seed banks of baldcypress swamps at the northern extreme of the Mississippi River Alluvial Valley, SWS, Seattle, poster.

 

·   Ture, C., N. Akanil Bingol and B. A. Middleton. 2004. Growth and development of Lythrum salicaria L. in different biogeographical regions of Turkey, INTECOL, Utrecht.

 

·   Middleton, B. and K. McKee. 2003. Production and carbon storage trends across a latitudinal gradient in baldcypress swamps. SWS, New Orleans, LA.

 

·   Middleton, B. 2002. Flood pulsing and restoration of wetlands. Wisconsin Wetlands Association, Fond du Lac, WI.

 

·   Middleton, B. 2002. Regional spatial patterns of seedbanks of baldcypress swamps at the northern extreme of the Mississippi Embayment. ESA, Tucson, AZ.

 

·   Middleton, B. and K. McKee. 2002. Primary production, impoundment and restoration of baldcypress swamps along a latitudinal gradient in North America. SWS, Nanjing, China.

 

 

 

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