Rachel K. Thiet (PhD)

Core Faculty and Director of MS Program
Department of Environmental Studies

Publications

Thiet, R.K. 2014. Students dig deep for the Mystery Soil Lab: An inquiry-based, problem-solving soil ecology laboratory project. American Biology Teacher 76(1):47-52.

Thiet, R.K., A. Doshas, and S.M. Smith. 2014. The effect of biological soil crusts on germination and productivity of two early-successional dune plants Deschampshia flexuosa and Morella pennsylvanica on Cape Cod, MA. Plant and Soil 377(1):235-244. Online doi: 10.1007/s11104-013-2002-8.

Thiet, R.K., S.M. Smith, V. Rubino, R. Clark, J. Oset, and K. Lee. 2014. Soft shell clams (Mya arenaria) contribute to macroalgal blooms in a partially-restored Gulf of Maine back-barrier lagoon. Ecological Restoration 32(1):46-58.

Thiet, R.K., M.T. Lin, and K. Cangialosi. 2013. Effects of invasive European fire ants (Myrmica rubra) on New England soils (in review, Applied Soil Ecology).

Thiet, R.K., R. Baldwin, and T. Dexter. 2013. Habitat importance of vernal pools for white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) and moose (Alces alces) in New Hampshire (in review, Wetlands).

Thiet, R.K., E. Kidd, J.M. Wennemer, and S.M. Smith. 2014. Molluscan community recovery in a New England back-barrier salt marsh lagoon 10 years after partial restoration. Restoration Ecology. Early online doi: 10.1111/rec.12083.

Wheeler, J., Thiet, R.K., and Smith, S.M. 2013. Enhancing habitat for native halophytes through removal of Phragmites australis in a restored salt marsh on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Park Science 29(2):42-48.

Colbert, N.K., R.F. Baldwin, and R.K. Thiet. 2011. A developer-initated conservation plan for pool-breeding ampibians in Maine, USA: A case study. Journal of Conservation Planning 7:27-38.

Thelen, B.A. and Thiet, R.K. 2009. Molluscan community recovery following partial tidal restoration of a New England estuary. Restoration Ecology 17(5):695-703.

Thelen, B.A. and Thiet, R.K. 2008. Cultivating connection: incorporating meaningful citizen science into Cape Cod National Seashore’s estuarine research and monitoring programs., Park Science 25(1): 74-80.

Thiet, R.K. and Boerner, R.E.J. 2007. Spatial pattern of ectomycorrhizal fungal inoculum in arbuscular mycorrhizal barrens communities: implications for controlling invasion by Pinus virginiana. Mycorrhiza 17:507-517.

Thiet, R.K. 2007. Loess. In: P. Robbins (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Environment and Society (pp. 1065-1066). SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Thiet, R.K. 2007. Dust. In: P. Robbins (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Environment and Society (p. 494). SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Thiet, R.K. 2007. Decomposition. In: P. Robbins (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Environment and Society (pp. 418-419). SAGE Publications, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Thiet, R.K., Frey, S.D., and Six, J. 2006. Do growth yield efficiencies differ between soil microbial communities differing in fungal:bacterial ratios? Reality check and methodological issues. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 38:837-844.

Six, J., Frey, S., Thiet, R.K. and Batten, K. 2006. Bacterial and fungal contributions to carbon sequestration in agroecosystems. Soil Science Society of America Journal 70:555-569.

Thiet, R.K., Boerner, R.E.J., Nagy, M., and Jardine, R. 2005. The effect of biological soil crusts on rainwater and nitrogen infiltration into Lake Michigan sand dune soils. Plant and Soil 278:235-252.

Simpson, R.T., Frey, S.D., Six, J., and Thiet, R.K. 2004. Preferential stabilization of microbial-derived carbon in microaggregates contained in macroaggregates of no-tillage soils. Soil Science Society of America Journal 68:1249-1255.

Thiet, R.K. 2002. Diversity comparison between diked and undiked coastal freshwater marshes on Lake Erie during a high-water year. Journal of Great Lakes Research 28:285-298.

 

Annual Reports:

Smith, S.M., K. Chapman, K. Lee, M. Tyrrell, J. Wennemer, and R. Thiet. 2008. Annual Report on Estuarine Restoration at East Harbor (Truro, MA), Cape Cod National Seashore, 2008. NPS Technical Report, Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA.

Wennemer, J. and R. Thiet. 2007. Chapter 8: Shellfish. In: Portnoy, J., S.M. Smith, K. Lee, K. Chapman, M. Galvin, E. Gwilliam, P. Lyons, and C. Thornber. Annual Report on Estuarine Restoration at East Harbor (Truro, MA), Cape Cod National Seashore, 2007. NPS Technical Report, Cape Cod National Seashore, Wellfleet, MA.