Robin E. Bell

Doherty Senior Research Scientist

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, 61 Route 9W, Palisades NY 10964 Tel: (845) 365-8827/ Fax: (845) 365-8179/ e-mail:


Bell. R. E. , R. D. Flood, S. Carbotte, W. B. F. Ryan, C. McHugh, M. Cormier, R. Versteeg, H. Bokuniewicz, V. L. Ferrini, J. Thissen, J. Ladd and E. A. Blair, Benthic mapping in the Hudson River, in “The Hudson River Estuary” edited by Jeff Levinton, Cambridge University Press, pp. 51-64, 2006.

Strayer, D.L. , Malcom, H.M., Bell, R.E., Carbotte, S.M., and F.O. Nitsche, Using geophysical information to define benthic habitats in a large river, Freshwater Biology, 51:25-38, 2006.

Nitsche, F.O., Bell, R.E., Carbotte, S.M., Ryan, W.B.F., Flood, R.D., Ferrini, V., Slagle, A., McHugh, C.M.G., Chillrud, S., Kenna, T., Strayer, D.L. and Cerrato, R.M., Integrative acoustic mapping reveals Hudson River sediment processes and habitats. EOS Trans. AGU, 86: 225, 229, 2005.

Nitsche, F.O., Carbotte, S., Ryan, W. and Bell, R., A seabed classification approach based on multiple acoustic sensors in the Hudson River Estuary. In: D.M. FitzGerald and J. Knight (Eds.), High-resolution morphodynamics and sedimentary evolution of estuaries. Coastal Systems and Continental Margins. Springer, Netherlands, pp. 33-55, 2005.

Nitsche, F.O., R.E. Bell, S.M. Carbotte, W.B.F. Ryan, and R. Flood, Process-related classification of acoustic data from the Hudson River Estuary. Marine Geology, 209, 131-145, 2004.

Carbotte, S.M., R.E. Bell, W.B.F. Ryan, C.M.G. McHugh, A. Slagle, F. Nitsche, and J. Rubenstone, Environmental change and oyster colonization within the Hudson River estuary linked to Holocene climate. Geo-Marine Letters, 24, 212-224, 2004.

Bell, R.E., Flood, R.D., Carbotte, S.M., Ryan, W.B.F., Nitsche, F.O., Chillrud, S., Arko, R., Ferrini, V., Slagle, A., Bertinato, C. and Turrin, M. Hudson River Estuary Program Benthic Mapping Project New York State Departement of Environmental Conservation Phase II-Final Report, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 2004.

McHugh, C. M., S. F. Pekar, N. Christie-Blick, W. B. F. Ryan, S. Carbotte, R. E. Bell, Spatial variations in a condensed interval between estuarine and open-marine settings: Holocene Hudson River estuary and adjacent continental shelf, Geology, 32:2, 169-172, 2004.

Pekar, SF, C.M.G. McHugh, N. Christie-Blick, M. Jones, S.M. Carbotte and R.E. Bell, Estuarine processes and their stratigraphic record: paleosalinity and sedimentation changes in the Hudson Estuary, Marine Geology, Volume 209, Issues 1-4, 113-129, 2004.

Bell, R.E., R. Flood, S. Carbotte, W.B.F. Ryan, C. McHugh, M. Cormier, R. Versteeg, D. Chayes, H. Bokuniewicz, V. Ferrini, J. Thissen, Hudson River Estuary Program Benthic Mapping Project, Phase I - Final Report to New York State, 2000.

Carbotte, S. M., C.M.  McHugh, W.B.F. Ryan, M.H. Cormier, R.E. Bell, R. D. Flood, J. W. Ladd, W.C. Neidar, E.A. Blair, Resolution Mapping of the Hudson Estuary, Carbotte, S., C. McHugh, W. Ryan, M. Cormier, R.E. Bell, R.E., R.D. Flood,J.W. Ladd, W.C. Nieder, E.A. Blair , High Resolution Mapping of the Hudson Estuary, EOS Trans. AGU, 80, F518, 1999.