Shimon C. Anisfeld

Senior Lecturer and Research Scientist in Water Resources and Environmental Chemistry

Selected Publications


Schultz, R.A., S.C. Anisfeld, and T.D. Hill. 2016. Submergence and herbivory as divergent causes of marsh loss in Long Island Sound. Estuaries and Coasts in press. 

Anisfeld, S.C., T.D. Hill, and D.R. Cahoon. 2016. Elevation dynamics in a restored versus a submerging salt marsh in Long Island Sound. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 170: 145-154. doi


Hill, T.D., and S.C. Anisfeld. 2015. Coastal wetland response to sea level rise in Connecticut and New York. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 163: 185-193. doi 10.1016/j.ecss.2015.06.004

Shih, J.-S., J.E. Saiers, S.C. Anisfeld, Z. Chu, L.A. Muehlenbachs, and S.M. Olmstead. 2015. Characterization and analysis of liquid waste from Marcellus Shale gas development. Environmental Science & Technology 49: 9557-9565. doi 10.1021/acs.est.5b01780

Kemp, A.C., A.D. Hawkes, J.P. Donnelly, C.H. Vane, B.P. Horton, T.D. Hill, S.C. Anisfeld, A.C. Parnell, and N. Cahill. 2015. Relative sea-level change in Connecticut (USA) during the last 2200 yrs. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 428: 217-229. doi


Dutton, C., S.C. Anisfeld, and H. Ernstberger. 2013. A novel sediment fingerprinting method using filtration: application to the Mara River, East Africa. Journal of Soils and Sediments 13: 1708-1723. doi 10.1007/s11368-013-0725-z

Kemp, A.C., R.J. Telford, B.P. Horton, S.C. Anisfeld, and C.K. Sommerfield. 2013. Reconstructing Holocene sea level using salt-marsh foraminifera and transfer functions: lessons from New Jersey, USA. Journal of Quaternary Science 28: 617-629. doi 10.1002/jqs.2657

Kemp, A.C., B.P. Horton, C.H. Vane, C.E. Bernhardt, D.R. Corbett, S.E. Engelhart, S.C. Anisfeld, A.C. Parnell, and N. Cahill. 2013. Sea-level change during the last 2500 years in New Jersey, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews 81: 90-104. doi 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.09.024


Anisfeld, S.C.and T.D. Hill. 2012. Fertilization effects on elevation change and belowground carbon balance in a Long Island Sound tidal marsh. Estuaries and Coasts 35: 201-211. doi 10.1007/s12237-011-9440-4

Kemp, A.C., C.K. Sommerfield, C.H. Vane, B.P. Horton, S. Chenery, S.C. Anisfeld, and D. Nikitina. 2012. Use of lead isotopes for developing chronologies in recent salt-marsh sediments. Quaternary Geochronology 12: 40-49. doi 10.1016/j.quageo.2012.05.004

Kemp, A.C., B.P. Horton, D.R. Vann, S.E. Engelhart, C.A.G. Pre, C.H. Vane, D. Nikitina, and S.C. Anisfeld. 2012. Quantitative vertical zonation of salt-marsh foraminifera for reconstructing former sea level, an example from New Jersey, USA. Quaternary Science Reviews 54: 26-39. doi 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.09.014

Anisfeld, S.C. 2012. Biogeochemical responses to marsh restoration. In C. T. Roman and D. M. Burdick, eds. Restoring Tidal Flow to Salt Marshes:  A Synthesis of Science and Management. Island Press.

Anisfeld, S.C. 2012. Review:  The Rising Sea by Orrin H. Pilkey and Rob Young. Environmental Conservation 39: 94-95


Mitch, A.A. and S.C. Anisfeld. 2010. Contaminants in Long Island Sound: Data synthesis and analysis. Estuaries and Coasts 33: 609-628. doi 10.1007/s12237-009-9249-6

Anisfeld, S.C. 2010. Water Resources. Island Press.


Anisfeld, S. C., R. T. Barnes, M. A. Altabet, and T. X. Wu. 2007. Isotopic apportionment of atmospheric and sewage nitrogen sources in two Connecticut rivers. Environmental Science and Technology 41: 6363-6369. PDF

Anisfeld, S. C. 2007. Emerging markets for ecosystem services: Setting the context. Journal of Sustainable Forestry, 25: 1-14. PDF

Traister, E. and S. C. Anisfeld. 2006. Variability of indicator bacteria at different time scales in the Upper Hoosic River Watershed. Environmental Science and Technology 40: 4990-4995. PDF

Chmura, G., S. C. Anisfeld, D. Cahoon, and J. Lynch. 2003. Global carbon sequestration in tidal, saline wetland soils. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 17 (DOI 10.1029/2002GB001917) PDF

Anisfeld, S. C., M. J. Tobin and G. Benoit. 1999. Sedimentation rates in flow-restricted and restored salt marshes in Long Island Sound. Estuaries 22: 231-244. PDF

Anisfeld, S. C. and G. Benoit. 1997. Impacts of flow restrictions on salt marshes: An instance of acidification. Environmental Science and Technology 31:1650-1657. PDF