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Eric Sparks

Assistant Extension Professor, Marine and Estaurine Ecology

Phone: 228-546-1025  Email: eric.sparks@msstate.edu

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Eric Sparks

2020
Hines, S. L., A. J. Vedral, A. E. Jefferson, J. M. Drymon, M. S. Woodrey, S. E. Mabey, E. L. Sparks. 2020. Engaging online students by activating ecological knowledge. Ecology and Evolution. Download


2020
Montemayor, D. I., E. L. Sparks, J. Cebrian. 2020. Herbivory patterns along the intertidal gradient of Juncus roemerianus salt marshes. Marine Environmental Research 153:104814. Download


2019
Macy, A., S. Sharma, E. Sparks, J. Goff, K. Heck, M. W. Johnson, P. Harper, J. Cebrian. 2019. Tropicalization of the barrier islands of the northern Gulf of Mexico: A comparison of herbivory and decomposition rates between smooth cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) and black mangrove (Avicennia germinans) PLoS ONE 14(1):e0210144. Download


2019
Morris R. L., D. M. Bilkovic, M. Boswell, D. Bushek, J. Cebrian, J. Goff, K. M. Kibler, M. K. La Peyre, G. McClenachan, J. Moody, P. Sacks, J. P. Shinn, E. L. Sparks, N. A. Temple, L. J. Walters, B. M. Webb, S. E. Swearer. 2019. The application of oyster reefs in shoreline protection: are we over-engineering for an ecosystem engineer? Journal of Applied Ecology 56:1703-1711. Download


2015
Cherry, J.A., G.S. Ramseur, E.L. Sparks, J. Cebrian. 2015. Testing sea-level rise impacts in tidal wetlands: An in situ approach. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6(12):1443-1451. Download


2015
Sparks, E.L., J. Cebrian, C.R. Tobias, C. May. 2015. Groundwater nitrogen processing in Northern Gulf of Mexico restored marshes. Journal of Environmental Management 150:206-215. Download


2015
Sparks, E.L., J. Cebrian. 2015. Does bird removal affect grasshopper grazing on Juncus roemerianus (black needlerush) marshes? Wetlands Ecology and Management 23(6):1083-1089. Download


2015
Sparks, E.L., J. Cebrian. 2015. Effects of fertilization on grasshopper grazing in Northern Gulf of Mexico salt marshes. Estuaries and Coasts 38(3):988-999. Download


2014
Sparks, E.L., J. Cebrian, S.M. Smith. 2014. Removal of fast flowing nitrogen from marshes restored in sandy soils. PLoS ONE 9(10): e111456. Download


2013
Sparks, E.L., J. Cebrian, P.D. Biber, K.L. Sheehan, C.R. Tobias. 2013. Cost-effectiveness of two small-scale salt marsh restoration designs. Ecological Engineering 53:250-256. Download


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