Science Reports

The table below lists all scientific and technical reports currently available from the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, including those produced under the organization's former name, the Delaware Estuary Program. Most of these are available to the public; however, only some are currently available online.

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2015Marsh Futures. Use of scientific survey tools to assess local salt marsh vulnerability and chart best management practices and interventions. PDE Report No. 15-03.Download PDF
2015Freshwater Mussel Scientific Research and Community Involvement for Improved Water Quality in the Urban PA Coastal Zone. PDE Report No. 15-02.Download PDF
2015Reintroduction of Freshwater Mussels into Skippack Creek. PDE Report No. 15-01.Download PDF
2014Condition of Wetlands in the Christiana River Watershed. PDE Report No. 14-06.Download PDF
2014Development of a Conceptual Plan for a Living Shoreline Near Harrison Ave Camden NJ. PDE Report No. 14-05.Download PDF
2014Site Specific Intensive Monitoring of Coastal Wetlands in Dividing Creek New Jersey Watershed, 2012-2013. PDE Report No. 14-04.Download PDF
2014Re-Introduction of Freshwater Mussels into Red Clay and White Clay Creeks, DE. PDE Report No. 14-02.Download PDF
2014The Re-Introduction of Freshwater Mussels to the Mainstem Skippack Creek. Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University and the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Sponsored by the Lower Salford Township Authority. PDE Report No. 14-01.Download PDF
2014Christina Coastal Wetland Health Report Card. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary.Download PDF
2013Connecting People to Aquatic Biodiversity: Freshwater Mussel Surveys in Pennsylvania's Coastal Zone. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. PDE Report 13-02.Download PDF
2013Monitoring and Assessment of Representative Tidal Wetlands of the Delaware Estuary. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Report No. 13-03. 1-144 pp.Download PDF
2012Technical Report for the Delaware Estuary & Basin. P. Cole and D. Kreeger (eds.), Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Report No. 12-01. 1-255 pp.Go to TREB Webpage
2012State of the Estuary 2012. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Estuary News Summer Edition, Vol. 22, Issue 4.Download PDF
2012Developement and Implementation of an Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Program for Tidal Wetlands. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Report No. 12-03. 1-77 pp.Download PDF
2012Delaware Living Shoreline Possibilities- Final Report to Delaware Coastal Programs. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Report No. 12-04. 1-86 pp.Download PDF
2012New Jersey Living Shoreline Possibilities- Final Report to the Dodge Foundation. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Report No. 12-05. 1-77 pp.Download PDF
2012Freshwater Mussel Recovery Program in the Delaware Estuary. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Report No. 12-02. pp.42Download PDF
2011Delaware Estuary Benthic Inventory (DEBI) - An exploration of what lies beneath the Delaware Bay and River. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Report No. 11-06. pp. 71Download PDF
2011Condition of Tidal Freshwater Wetlands in Pennsylvania. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Report No. 11-05. pp. 33Download PDF
2011Practitioner's Guide: Shellfish-based Living Shorelines for Salt Marsh Erosion Control and Environmental Enhancement in the Mid-Atlantic. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and Rutgers' Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory. Report No. 11-04. 1-47 pp.Download PDF
2011Proceedings for the Fourth Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit. P. Cole and D. Kreeger (eds.), Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Report No. 11-01. 1-154 pp.Download PDF
2011Marine Bivalve Shellfish Conservation Priorities for the Delaware Estuary. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Report No. 11-03. 1-54 pp.Download PDF
2010Application of Ecological and Economic Models of the Impacts of Sea-Level Rise to the Delaware EstuaryDownload PDF
2010Climate Change and the Delaware Estuary: Three Case Studies in Vulnerability Assessment and Adaptation Planning. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Report No. 10-01. 1 –117 pp.Download PDF
2009Regional Restoration Blueprint Report. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Report No. 09-02. 1-30 pp.Download PDF
2009Proceedings for the Third Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Report No. 09-01. 1-131 pp.Download PDF
2008State of the Estuary Report. 2008. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Report No. 08-1. 36 pp.

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2008Utilization of Spartina- and Phragmites-Derived Dissolved Organic Matter by Bacteria and Ribbed Mussels (Geukensia demissa) from Delaware Bay Salt Marshes. 2008. Bushaw-Newton, Karen L., Sarah Doaty, Danielle A. Kreeger, and David J. Velinsky. Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, Port Republic, MD. 10 pp.Download PDF
2008Proceedings for the Second Delaware Estuary Science & Environmental Summit. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Report No. 08-02. 1-113 pp.Download PDF
2006The Delaware Estuary: A Watershed of Distinction. 2006. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Report No. 06-04. 6 pp.Download PDF
2006Guide to the Natural Communities of the Delaware Estuary: Version 1. 2006. Westervelt, K., E. Largay, R. Coxe, W. McAvoy, S. Perles, G. Podniesinski, L. Sneddon, and K. Strakosch Walz. Copyright © 2006 NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Report #06-02. 338 pp.Download PDF
2006Key to the Delaware Estuary Ecological Systems and Natural Communities. Version 1. 2006. Sneddon, L., S. Gawler and E. Largay. Copyright © 2006 NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Report No. 06-03. 77 pp.Download PDF
2006White paper on the status and needs of science in the Delaware Estuary. 2006. Kreeger, D., R. Tudor, J. Sharp, S. Kilham, D. Soeder, M. Maxwell-Doyle, J. Kraeuter, D. Frizzera, J. Hameedi and C. Collier. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Report No. 06-01. 72 pp.Download PDF
2006Delaware Estuary Bottom Mapping and Review of Benthic Sampling Alternatives. 2006. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Report No. 06-05. 19 pp.Download PDF
2005Testing the Waters: Toxicity Testing of Ambient Water in the Delaware Estuary. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Contributed Report No. 05-02. 110 pp.Download PDF
2005Proceedings of the First Delaware Estuary Science Conference. D. A. Kreeger (ed.), Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Report No. 05-01. 4 pp.Download PDF
2005Signature Ecological Traits of the Delaware Estuary: Tidal Freshwater Wetlands. Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Contributed Report No. 05-01. 3 pp. 
20022002 State of the Delaware Estuary Report. Joe Matassino, et al. (ed.). Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Report No. 02-01. pp.20.Download PDF
1996Delaware Estuary: Discover its Secrets: A Management Plan for the Delaware Estuary, Battelle Ocean Sciences..Download PDF
1996The Thousand Acre Marsh Wetland Rehabilitation Project: An Innovative Approach to Management of Private Lands. DELEP Report Number 96-03 (Limited Copies). 
1996The Scientific Characterization of the Delaware Estuary by Clay C. Sutton, John C. O'Herron, II, and Robert T. Zappalorti, April 1996. DELEP Report Number 96-02. Please email Karl S. Heinicke for complete report on CD or print media.Download PDF (34.5 MB)
1995A Cooperative Monitoring Plan for the Delaware Estuary by Jonathan H. Sharp and Rarria O'Malley Walsh, February 1995. Revised August 1995. DELEP Report No. 95-02.Download PDF
1995Delaware Estuary Program Base Programs Inventory, Summary and Analysis, May 1995. DELEP Report No. 95-04.Download PDF
1995Delaware Estuary Program Draft Management Plan Summary of Public Comments and Program Responses. November 1995. DELEP Report Number 95-08. 
1995Estimates of Contaminant Inputs To The Delaware Estuary by Versar, Inc., May 5, 1995. DELEP Report Number 95-03.Download PDF
1995Impact Assessment of DELEP CCMP versus Status Quo on Twelve Municipalities in the DELEP Region by Rutgers University Center for Urban Policy Research, August 1995. DELEP Report Number 95-06.Download PDF
1995Living Resources of the Delaware Estuary, edited by L. E. Dove and R. M. Nyman, June 1995. DELEP Report Number 95-07.Download PDF
1995Stormwater Management for Nonpoint Source Pollution Control in the Delaware Estuary Drainage: Tools for Local Environmental Decision Makers, compiled and edited by Stephen R. Hammell, May 1995. DELEP Report Number 95-05. 
1995Tidal Wetlands Characterization - Then and Now by Wetlands Research Associates, Inc., January 1995. DELEP Report Number 95-01.Download PDF
1994A Survey of Fish in the Delaware Estuary from the Area of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal to Trenton, by John C. O'Herron, Thomas Lloyd and Kim Laidig, March 1, 1994. DELEP Report Number 94-01.Download PDF
1994Biostratigraphy of the Delaware Estuary, by Grace S. Brush, November 1994. DELEP Report Number 94-10.Download PDF
1994Delaware Estuary Program, Regional Monitoring Plan and Appendices, 2 Volumes by Tetra Tech, Inc., September 1994. DELEP Report Number 94-09.Download PDF
1994Distributions of Chemical Contaminants and Acute Toxicity in Delaware Estuary Sediments, by Arthur D. Little, Inc., June 4, 1994. DELEP Report Number 94-08.Download PDF
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1994Fish Consumption Patterns of Delaware Recreational Fishermen and Their Households, by David C. Cox and Associates, April 13, 1994. DELEP Report Number 94-07. 
1994History of the Human Ecology of the Delaware Estuary, by Jonathan Berger, John Walter Sinton, John Radke, April 27, 1994. DELEP Report Number 94-03.Download PDF
1994Land Use and Nonpoint Pollution Study of the Delaware River Basin, by Penn State Environmental Resources Research Institute, March 1994. DELEP Report Number 94-04.Download PDF
1994Land Use Management and National Park Service Control for the Delaware Estuary: The Pennsylvania Project, by the Greeley-Polhemus Group, June 1994. DELEP Report Number 94-05.Download PDF
1994Guidance for Voluntary Local Government Implementation of Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Protecting Local Streams and the Delaware River, by Greeley-Polhemus Group, Inc., October 1994. DELEP Report Number 94-05A.Download PDF
1994Regional Information Management Service, (RIMS) Data Management Plan, by American Management Systems, Inc., May 1994. DELEP Report Number 94-02.Download PDF
1994Status and Trends of the Delaware Estuary Watershed, by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, June 1994. DELEP Report Number 94-06. 
1993Delaware Estuary Program Annual Report. 1993 
1991Clean Water Works Watershed Management Plan. DELEP. 1991Download PDF

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