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Mary Kentula

Mary Kentula

Associate Professor (Courtesy)
Ph.D., 1983 Oregon State University

Office/Lab: EPA
Phone: 541-754-4478   

Research Area

Monitoring and assessment of wetlands at regional and watershed scales. Restoration ecology, especially as it applies to wetlands.

Related Links



Nahlik, A. M., M. E. Kentula, M. S. Fennessy, and D. H. Landers.  2012. Where is the consensus?  A proposed foundation for moving ecosystem service concepts into practice. Ecological Economics 77:27-35.

Cole, C.A. and M.E. Kentula.  2011.  Monitoring and Assessment – What to Measure…and Why, p. 137-152.  In B.A. LePage (ed.), Wetlands – Integrating Multidisciplinary Concepts.  Springer, Netherlands.

Sifneos, J., A. T. Herlihy, A. D. Jacobs, and M. E. Kentula.  2010.  Calibration of the Delaware Wetland Rapid Assessment Protocol to a comprehensive measure of wetland condition.  Wetlands 30:1011-1022.

Fennessy, M. S., A. D. Jacobs, and M. E. Kentula. 2007. An evaluation of rapid methods for assessing the ecological condition of wetlands. Wetlands 27:504-521.

Wardrop, D. H., M. E. Kentula, D. L. Stevens, Jr., S. F. Jensen, and R. P. Brooks. 2007. Assessment of wetland condition: an example from the Upper Juniata Watershed in Pennsylvania, USA. Wetlands 27:432-445.

Thayer, G.W. and M.E. Kentula, 2005. Coastal restoration: where have we been, where are we now, and where should we be going? Journal of Coastal Research S140:1-5

Magee, T.K. and M.E. Kentula, 2005. Response of wetland plant species to hydrologic conditions. Wetland Ecology and Management 13:163-181

Kentula, M.E., S.E. Gwin, and S.M. Pierson, 2004. Tracking changes with urbanization: sixteen years of experience in Portland, oregon, USA. Wetlands 24(4):734-743

Kentula, M.E. and T.H. DeWitt, 2003. Variation in the distribution and abuundance of seagrass (Zostera marina L.) and macroalgae in Yaquina Bay, Oregon, USA. Estuaries 26(4B):1130-1141

Whigham, D.F., D.E. Weller, A.D. Jacobs, T.E. Jordan, and M.E. Kentula, 2003. Assessing the ecological condition of wetlands at the catchment scale. Landschp 20(2):99-111

Kentula, M.E.: Perspectives on setting success criteria for wetland restoration. Ecological Engineering 15:199-210, 2000.

Shaffer, P.W., Kentula, M.E., and Gwin, S.E.: Characterization of wetland hydrology using hydrogeomorphic classification. Wetlands 19(3):490-504, 1999.

Kentula, M.E.: A comparison of approaches to prioritizing sites for riparian restoration. Restoration Ecology 5(4S):69-74, 1997.

Kentula, M.E., Brooks, R.P., Gwin, S.E., Holland, C.C., Sherman, A., and Sifneos, J.C.: An Approach to Improving Decision Making in Wetland Restoration and Creation. Island Press, Washington, DC, 1993.

Kusler, J.A., and Kentula, M.E. (Eds.): Wetland Creation and Restoration: The Status of the Science. Island Press, Washington, DC, 1990.