Jamie Vaudrey’s research interests are in the area of ecosystem dynamics in the coastal zone, specifically in the effect of land-use on the coastal environment and how anthropogenic changes to the landscape may change our coastal ecosystems. She is specifically interested in the relationship between human activities and expression of eutrophication in large systems (Narragansett Bay, Long Island Sound) and small embayments of these larger systems. Jamie has worked on modeling the relationship between nitrogen input and hypoxia in Narragansett Bay and on developing a model relating nitrogen load to trophic status in Long Island Sound embayments. She also has an interest in seagrass systems as indicators of a desirable state of water quality and inputs to coastal systems. She has been involved with a variety of seagrass projects throughout New England, including assessing genetic diversity of eelgrass, evaluating restoration projects, and developing a model to assist with the siting of restoration projects.
Data Synthesis and Modeling of Nitrogen Effects on Niantic River Estuary.
Jamie Vaudrey, Jason Krumholz, Chris Calabretta, Emily Manz
2016 – 2017; funded by Dominion
Working Reports, for Technical Advisory Committee
Created Wetlands from Dredge Material.
Jennifer O’Donnell, Craig Tobias, Jamie Vaudrey, Rebecca French, Carolyn Lin, Paula Schenck
2016 – 2017; funded by CT / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Developing a Regional Home for the Long Island Sound Report Card
Tracy Brown, Peter Linderoth, Jamie Vaudrey, Jason Krumholz
2016 – 2017; awarded to Save the Sound / CFE; funded by Long Island Sound Funder’s Collaborative
How to Throw a Rake – a video demonstrating the UWS method for macroalgae sampling
Harvest of the invasive reed, Phragmites australis as a nitrogen mitigation strategy.
Richard Karney, Emma Green-Beach, Jamie Vaudrey
2015 – 2017; awarded to Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Commission; funded by EPA Healthy Communities Grant Program
Comparative analysis and model development for determining the susceptibility to eutrophication of Long Island Sound embayments.
Jamie Vaudrey, Charlie Yarish, Jang Kyun Kim, Chris Pickerell, Lorne Brousseau
2013-2015, LISS & CT Sea Grant & NY Sea Grant
CHRP: Observations and Modeling of Narragansett Bay Hypoxia and its Response to Nutrient Management.
Dan Codiga, Candace Oviatt, Dave Ullman, Warren Prell, Jamie Vaudrey, Mark Brush
2011-2016, NOAA, Coastal Hypoxia Research Program; awarded to URI
Comparative analysis of eutrophic condition and habitat status in Connecticut and New York embayments of Long Island Sound.
Jamie Vaudrey & Charlie Yarish
2011-2013, LISS & CT Sea Grant & NY Sea Grant
Development and application of a Long Island Sound GIS-based eelgrass habitat suitability index model.
Chris Pickerell, Lorne Brousseau, Jamie Vaudrey, Charlie Yarish
2011-2013, Long Island Sound Study and NEIWPCC; awarded to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
Evaluation of Current Citizen Monitoring Efforts and Recommendations for Developing a Cohesive Network of Support for Monitoring Long Island Sound Embayments.
Jamie Alonzo, Adrienne Esposito, Curt Johnson, Maureeen Dolan Murphy, Jamie Vaudrey, Charlie Yarish
2011-2013, LISS & NEIWPCC; awarded to Norwalk Maritime Aquarium
The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Long Island Sound Eelgrass Restoration (CT,NY) Project.
Chris Pickerell & Jamie Vaudrey
2011-2013, Long Island Sound Futures Fund, NFWF; awarded to Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County
The Eelgrass Resource of Southern New England and New York: Science in Support of Management and Restoration Success.
PIs: Fred Short, Anita Klein, David Burdick, Gregg Moore; regional collaborators: Stephen Granger, Chris Pickerell, Jamie Vaudrey, Holly Bayley, Tay Evans
2010-2012, The Nature Conservancy; awarded to University of New Hampshire
Modeling Tools to Understand and Manage Hypoxia: Application to Narragansett Bay.
PIs: Candace Oviatt, Deanna Bergondo, Mark Brush, Dan Codiga, Chris Deacutis, Chris Kincaid, Jim Kremer, Scott Nixon, Warren Prell, David Ullman; Affiliated: Jamie Vaudrey (and many others)
2005-2011, NOAA, Coastal Hypoxia Research Program; awarded to University of Rhode Island
Establishing Restoration Objectives for Eelgrass in Long Island Sound.
Jamie Vaudrey & Jim Kremer
2006-2008, CT Department of Environmental Protection, in cooperation with LISS
Environmental and Technical Assessment of Alternative Shellfish Production Methods.
2005-2006, NOAA, National Marine Aquaculture Initiative
Eelgrass habitat and ecosystem metabolism in relation to nitrogen loading in shallow embayments and estuaries of Long Island Sound.
Jamie Vaudrey & Jim Kremer
2004-2005, CT DEP – 319 Project