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Bera, G., K.M. Yeager, A.M. Shiller, 2018. Whether hurricane Katrina impacted trace metal and dioxin depositional histories in marshes of St. Louis Bay, Mississippi. Science of the Total Environment 624: 517-529.

Yeager, K.M., K.A. Schwehr, P. Louchouarn, P.H. Santschi, R.A. Feagin, K.J. Schindler, 2018. Mercury inputs and redistribution in the Penobscot River and estuary, Maine.  Science of the Total Environment 622-623: 172-183.


Huo, S., C. Li, B. Xi, Z. Yu, K.M. Yeager, F. Wu, 2017. Historical record of poly-chlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and special occurrence of PCB 209 in a shallow fresh-water lake from eastern China. Chemosphere 184: 832-840.

Santschi, P.H., K.M. Yeager, K.A. Schwehr, K.J. Schindler, 2017. Estimates of recovery of the Penobscot River and estuarine system from mercury contamination in the 1960's.  Science of the Total Environment 596-597: 351-359.

Li, C., S. Huo, Z. Yu, B. Xi, K.M. Yeager, Z. He, C. Ma, J. Zhang, F. Wu, 2017. National investigation of semi-volatile organic compounds (PAHs, OCPs, and PCBs) in lake sediments of China: Occurrence, spatial variation and risk assessment. Science of the Total Environment 579: 325-336.


Li, C., S. Huo, Z. Yu, B. Xi, K.M. Yeager, Z. He, C. Ma, J. Zhang, F. Wu, 2016. National investigation of semi-volatile organic compounds (PAHs, OCPs, and PCBs) in lake sediments of China: Occurrence, spatial variation and risk assessment. Science of the Total Environment 579: 325-336.

Hieke, A.-S.C., R. Brinkmeyer, K.M. Yeager, K.J. Schindler, S. Zhang, C. Xu, P. Louchouarn, P.H. Santschi, 2016. Widespread distribution of Dehalococcoides mccartyi in the Houston Ship Channel and Galveston Bay, Texas sediments and the potential for reductive dechlorination of PCDD/F in an estuarine environment.  Marine Biotechnology 18(6): 630-644.

Yu, K., H. Xu, J. Lan, E. Sheng, B. Liu, H. Wu, K.M. Yeager, 2016. Climate change and soil erosion in a small alpine lake basin on the Loess Plateau, China. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms DOI:10.1002/esp.4071.

Xu, H., J. Lan, E. Sheng, K. Yu, Z. Shi, P. Cheng, X. Wang, B. Liu, X. Zhou, K.M. Yeager, 2016. Hydroclimate contrast over Asian monsoon areas and linkages to tropical Pacific SSTs.  Scientific Reports 6: Art. No. 33177 DOI:10.1038/srep33177.

Xu, H., Y. Keke, J. Lan, E. Sheng, B. Liu, Y. Ye, B. Hong, H. Wu, K. Zhou, K.M. Yeager, 2016. Responses of sedimentary δ15N to climatic changes and anthropogenic impacts in lakes across the eastern margin of the Tibetan Plateau.  J. Asian Earth Science 123: 111-118.

Wang, S., K.M. Yeager, W. Lu, 2016. Carbon isotope fractionation in phytoplankton as a potential proxy for pH rather than for [CO2(aq)]: Observations from a carbonate lake.  Limnology and Oceanography 61(4): 1,259-1,270.


Briggs, K.B., V.A. Hartmann, K.M. Yeager, S. Shivarudrappa, R.J. Diaz, L.E. Osterman, A.H. Reed, 2015. Influence of hypoxia on biogenic structure in sediments on the Louisiana continental shelf. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 164: 147-160.

Huo, S., J. Zhang, K.M. Yeager, B. Xi, Y. Qin, Z. He, F. Wu, 2015. Mobility and sulfidization of heavy metals in sediments of a shallow eutrophic lake, Lake Taihu, China. J. of Environmental Sciences 31: 1-11.

Wu, W., K.M. Yeager, M.S. Peterson, R.S. Fulford, 2015. Neutral models as a way to evaluate the Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model (SLAMM). Ecological Modelling 303: 55-69.

Bera, G., K.M. Yeager, M-J. Shim, A.M. Shiller, 2015. Anthropogenic stable cesium in water and sediment of a shallow estuary, St. Louis Bay, Mississippi. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 157: 32-41.

Xu, H., K.M. Yeager, J. Lan, B. Liu, E. Sheng, X. Zhou, K. Yu, S. Che, P. Cheng, X. Qiang, Z. An, 2015. Abrupt Holocene Indian summer monsoon failures: A primary response to solar activity. The Holocene 25(4): 677-685.

Xu, H., X. Zhou, J. Lan, B. Liu, E. Sheng, K. Yu, P. Cheng, F. Wu, B. Hong, K.M. Yeager, S. Xu, 2015. Late Holocene Indian summer monsoon variations recorded at Lake Erhai, southwestern China. Quaternary Research 83(2): 307-314.

Wang, S., K.M. Yeager, G. Wan, C.-Q. Liu, F. Liu, Y. Lu, 2015. Dynamics of CO2 in a karst catchment in the southwestern plateau, China. Environmental Earth Sciences 73(5): 2,415-2,427.

Chanton, J.P., T. Zhao, B.E. Rosenheim, S. Joye, S. Bosman, C. Brunner, K.M. Yeager, A.R. Diercks, D. Hollander, 2015. Using natural abundance Radiocarbon to trace the flux of petrocarbon to the seafloor following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Environmental Science and Technology 49: 847-854.

Kulawardhana, R.W., R.A. Feagin, S.C. Popescu, T.W. Boutton, K.M. Yeager, T.S. Bianchi, 2015. The role of elevation and relative sea-level history in determining carbon distribution in Spartina alterniflora dominated salt marshes. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 154: 48-57.


Huo, S., J. Zhang, K.M. Yeager, B. Xi, J. Wang, Z. He, F. Wu, 2014. High-resolution profiles of dissolved reactive phosphorus in overlying water and porewater of Lake Taihu, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 21(22): 12,989-12,999.

Huo, S., B. Xi, F. Zan, X. Yu, G. Zhao, J. Su, K.M. Yeager, 2014. Distribution characteristics and heavy metal contamination in surface sediments of Lake Chaohu, China. Environmental Engineering and Management J. 13(3): 669-680.

Cline, M.D., R.A. Feagin, K.M. Yeager, 2014. Modeling salt marsh cover response to relative water level: Local fault motion versus global eustatic rise. J. of Coastal Research 30(5): 1,045-1,054.


Xu, H., J. Lan, B. Liu, E. Sheng, K.M. Yeager, 2013. Modern carbon burial in Lake Qinghai, China. Applied Geochemistry 39: 150-155.

Peterson, M.S., J.-M. Havrylkoff, P.O. Grammer, P.F. Mickle, W.T. Slack, K.M. Yeager, 2013. Macro-benthic prey and physical habitat characteristics in a western Gulf sturgeon population: Differential estuarine habitat use patterns. Endangered Species Research 22: 159-174.

Brunner, C.A., K.M. Yeager, R. Hatch, S. Simpson, J. Keim, K.B. Briggs, P. Louchouarn, 2013. Effects of oil from the Macondo Well blowout on marsh Foraminifera of Mississippi and Louisiana, USA. Environmental Science and Technology 47: 9,115-9,123.

Feagin, R.A., K.M. Yeager, C.A. Brunner, J.G. Paine, 2013. Active fault motion in a coastal wetland: Matagorda, Texas. Geomorphology ‐ Special Issue: Coastal Geomorphology and Restoration 199: 150-159.


Colón‐Rivera, R.J., R.A. Feagin, J.B. West, K.M. Yeager, 2012. Salt marsh connectivity and freshwater versus saltwater inflow: Multiple methods including tidal gauges, water isotopes, and LIDAR elevation models. Canadian J. of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69(8): 1,420‐ 1,432 (invited).

Zan, F.Y., S.L. Huo, B.D. Xi, C.W. Zhu, H.Q. Liao, J.T. Zhang, K.M. Yeager, 2012. A 100‐year sedimentary record of natural and anthropogenic impacts on a shallow eutrophic lake, Lake Chaohu, China. J. of Environmental Monitoring 14(3): 804‐816.

Zan, F., S. Huo, B.D. Xi, J. Zhang, L. Haiqing, Y. Wang, K.M. Yeager, 2012. A 60‐year sedimentary record of natural and anthropogenic impacts on Lake Chenghai, China. J. of Environmental Sciences 24(4): 602‐609.

Yeager, K.M., C.A. Brunner, M.A. Kulp, D. Fischer, R.A. Feagin, K.J. Schindler, J. Prouhet, G. Bera, 2012. Significance of active growth faulting on marsh accretion processes in the lower Pearl River, Louisiana. Geomorphology 153‐154: 127‐143.

Martínez, M.L., R.A. Feagin, K.M. Yeager, R. Costanza, J. Day, J.A. Harris, R.J. Hobbs, J. López‐Portillo, P. Moreno‐Casasola, J. Sheinbaum, I.J. Walker, A. Yáñez‐Arancibia, E. Higgs, 2012. Artificial modifications of the coast in response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill: Quick solutions or long term liabilities? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 10(1): 44‐49.

Wang, S., K.M. Yeager, G. Wan, Y. Wang, Y. Lü, 2012. Carbon export and HCO3 ‐ fate in a carbonate watershed: A case study from Hongfeng Lake, southwestern China. Applied Geochemistry 27(1): 64‐72.


Cline, M.D., R.A. Feagin, K.M. Yeager, M. van Alstyne, 2011. Fault‐induced wetland loss at Matagorda, Texas, USA: Land cover changes from 1943 to 2008. Geocarto International, 26(8): 633‐645.

Zan, F., S. Huo, B. Xi, J. Su, X. Li, J. Zhang, K.M. Yeager, 2011. A 100‐year sedimentary record of heavy metal pollution in a shallow eutrophic lake, Lake Chaohu, China. J. of Environmental Monitoring 13(10): 2,788‐2,797.


Hung, C.‐C., G.‐C. Gong, F.‐C. Ko, H.‐Y. Chen, M.‐L. Hsu, J.‐M. Wu, S.‐C. Peng, K.M. Yeager, P.H. Santschi, 2010. Relationships between persistent organic pollutants and carbonaceous materials in aquatic sediments of Taiwan. Marine Pollution Bulletin 60(7): 1,010‐1,017.

Wang, S., K.M. Yeager, G. Wan, C. Liu, F. Tao, C. Fan, 2010. Short term field observations of nitrous oxide saturations in Lake Taihu, China: The need for high temporal resolution studies. J. of Environmental Quality 39(5): 1,858‐1,863.

Yeager, K.M., R. Brinkmeyer, C.F. Rakocinski, K.J. Schindler, P.H. Santschi, 2010. Impacts of dredging activities on the accumulation of dioxins in surface sediments of the Houston Ship Channel, Texas. J. of Coastal Research 26(4): 743‐752.


Hung, C‐C., G‐C. Gong, K‐P. Chiang, H‐Y. Chen, K.M. Yeager, 2009. Particulate carbohydrates and uronic acids in the northern East China Sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 84: 565‐572.

Feagin, R.A., S.M. Lozada‐Bernard, T.M. Ravens, I. Möller, K.M. Yeager, A.H. Baird, 2009. Does vegetation prevent wave erosion of salt marsh edges? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(25): 10,109‐10,113.

Wang, S., C. Liu, K.M. Yeager, G. Wan, J. Li, F. Tao, Y. Lu, F. Liu, C. Fan, 2009. The spatial distribution and emission of nitrous oxide (N2O) in a large eutrophic lake in eastern China: Anthropogenic effects. Science of the Total Environment 407: 3,330‐3,337.


Yeager, K.M., P.H. Santschi, H. Rifai, M. Suarez, R. Brinkmeyer, C.‐C. Hung, K.J. Schindler, M. Andres, E.A. Weaver, 2007. Dioxin chronology and fluxes in sediments of the Houston Ship Channel, Texas: Influences of non‐steady state sediment transport and total organic carbon. Environmental Science and Technology 41(15): 5,291‐5,298.


Hung, C.‐C., G. Gwo‐Ching, J. Kuotung, K.M. Yeager, P.H. Santschi, T.L. Wade, J.L. Sericano, 2006. Relationship between carbonaceous materials and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the sediments of the Danshui River and adjacent coastal areas, Taiwan. Chemosphere 65: 1,452‐1,461.

Yeager, K.M., P.H. Santschi, K.J. Schindler, M.J. Andres, E.A. Weaver, 2006. The relative importance of terrestrial versus marine sediment sources to the Nueces‐Corpus Christi Estuary, Texas: An isotopic approach. Estuaries and Coasts 29(3): 443‐459.


Wan, G.J., J.A. Chen, S.Q. Xu, F.C. Wu, R.G. Huang, K.M. Yeager, P.H. Santschi, 2005. Coupling between 210Pbex and organic matter in sediments of Lake Chenghai, China. Chemical Geology 224(4): 223‐236.

Yeager, K.M., 2005. On the academic job hunt, is there not a better way? EOS Transactions: Forum 86(27): 254.

Yeager, K.M., P.H. Santschi, J.D. Phillips, B.E. Herbert, 2005. Suspended sediment sources and tributary effects in the lower reaches of a coastal plain stream as indicated by radionuclides, Loco Bayou, Texas. Environmental Geology 47(3): 382‐395.


Yeager, K.M., P.H. Santschi, G.T. Rowe, 2004. Sediment accumulation and radionuclide inventories (239,240Pu, 210Pb and 234Th) in the northern Gulf of Mexico, as influenced by organic matter and macrofaunal density. Marine Chemistry 91(1‐4): 1‐14.


Yeager, K.M., P.H. Santschi, 2003. Invariance of isotope ratios of lithogenic radionuclides: More evidence for their use as sediment source tracers. J. of Environmental Radioactivity 69: 159‐176.


Yeager, K.M., P.H. Santschi, J.D. Phillips, B.E. Herbert, 2002. Sources of alluvium in a coastal plain stream based on radionuclide signatures from the 238U and 232Th decay series. Water Resources Research 38(11): 24‐1 ‐ 24‐11.


Yeager, K.M., 1996. Fossil fishes (Arthrodira and Acanthodida) from the Upper Devonian Chadakoin Formation of Erie County, Pennsylvania. The Ohio J. of Science 96(3): 52‐56.