Please click on individual articles to access a pdf copy.

Wetz, M.S., D.A. Yoskowitz.  2013.  An extreme future for estuaries?  Effects of extreme climatic events on estuarine water quality and ecosystem dynamics.  Marine Pollution Bulletin 69: 7-18  ***Please send an email to for a pdf copy of this article.

Sokoletsky, L.G., R.S. Lunetta, M.S. Wetz, and H.W. Paerl.  2012.  Assessment of the water quality components in turbid estuarine waters based on radiative transfer approximations.  Israel Journal of Plant Sciences 60: 209-229 

Crosswell, J., M.S. Wetz, B. Hales, and H. Paerl.  2012.  Air-water CO2 fluxes in the microtidal, seasonally-stratified Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina.  Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans 117: C08017, doi: 10.1029/2012JC007925

Wetz, M.S., J. Leonard, J.C. Taylor, and H.W. Paerl. 2011. Environmental controls upon picophytoplankton growth and biomass in a eutrophic estuary.  Aquatic Microbial Ecology 63:133-143

Sokoletsky, L., R. Lunetta, M.S. Wetz, and H.W. Paerl. 2011. MERIS retrieval of water quality components in the turbid Albemarle-Pamlico Sound Estuary, USA. Remote Sensing 3: 684-707

Wetz, M.S., E. Hutchinson, R. Lunetta, H. Paerl, J.C. Taylor. 2011. Severe droughts reduce planktonic production in estuaries with cascading effects on higher trophic levels. Limnology and Oceanography 56: 627-638

Gaulke, A.K., M.S. Wetz, and H.W. Paerl. 2010. Picophytoplankton: major contributors to planktonic biomass and primary production in a river-dominated, eutrophic estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 90: 45-54

Paerl, H.W., K. Rossignol, N. Hall, B. Peierls, and M.S. Wetz. 2010. Phytoplankton community indicators of short and long-term ecological change in the anthropogenically and climatically impacted Neuse River Estuary, North Carolina, USA. Estuaries and Coasts 33: 485-497

Wetz, M.S., M. Robbins, and H.W. Paerl. 2009. Transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) in a river-dominated estuary: spatial-temporal distributions and controls upon TEP formation. Estuaries and Coasts  32:  447-455

Wetz, M.S., and H.W. Paerl. 2008. Impact of large storm events with different meteorological characteristics on estuarine ciliate biomass. Journal of Plankton Research, 30(5):  551-557

Wetz, M.S., and H.W. Paerl. 2008. Estuarine phytoplankton responses to hurricanes and tropical storms with different characteristics (trajectory, rainfall, winds). Estuaries and Coasts, 31:  419-429

Wetz, M.S., B. Hales, and P.A. Wheeler. 2008. Degradation of diatom-derived dissolved and particulate organic matter: implications for coastal C and N biogeochemistry. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 77:  422-432

Wetz, M.S., and P.A. Wheeler. 2007. Release of dissolved organic matter by coastal diatoms. Limnology and Oceanography, 52(2):  798-807

Wetz, M.S., B. Hales, P.A. Wheeler, Z. Chase, and M. Whitney. 2006. Riverine input of macronutrients, iron, and organic matter to the coastal ocean off Oregon, USA, during the winter. Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 51(5), pp. 2221-2231

Wetz, M.S., K.C. Hayes, A.J. Lewitus, J.L. Wolny, and D.L. White. 2006. Variability in phytoplankton pigment biomass and taxonomic composition over tidal cycles in a salt marsh estuary. Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 320, pp. 109-120

Lewitus, A.J., M.S. Wetz, B.M. Willis, J.M. Burkholder, and H.B. Glasgow. 2006. Grazing activity of Pfiesteria piscicida (Dinophyceae) and susceptibility to ciliate predation vary with toxicity status. Harmful Algae, vol. 5(4), pp. 427-434

Wetz, M.S., P.A. Wheeler, and R.M. Letelier. 2004. Light induced growth of phytoplankton collected during the winter from the benthic boundary layer off Oregon, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 280, pp. 95-104

Wetz, M.S., and P.A. Wheeler. 2004. Response of bacteria to simulated upwelling phytoplankton blooms. Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol. 272, pp. 49-57

Wetz, M.S., and P.A. Wheeler. 2003. Production and partitioning of organic matter during simulated phytoplankton blooms.  Limnology and Oceanography, vol. 48(5), pp. 1808-1817

Wetz, M.S., A.J. Lewitus, E.T. Koepfler, and K.C. Hayes. 2002. Impact of the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica on microbial community structure in a salt marsh estuary. Aquatic Microbial Ecology, vol. 28(1), pp. 87-97