Publications

Publications

Peer-reviewed articles

Lafrance, M., King, J.W., Oakley, B.A., and Pratt, S., 20014, A comparison of top-down and bottom-up approaches to benthic habitat mapping to inform offshore wind energy development. Continental Shelf Research, in press, available online 19 April 2014

Oakley, B.A., and Boothroyd, J.C., 2013, Constrained age of Glacial lake Narragansett and the deglacial chronology of the Laurentide Ice Sheet in southeastern New England, Paleolimnology, v. 50, p. 305-317

Oakley, B.A., Alvarez, J.D. and Boothroyd, J.C., 2012, Benthic Geologic Habitat of shallow estuarine environments: Greenwich Bay and Wickford Harbor, Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, USA: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 28, i. 4, p. 760-773

Oakley, B.A. and Boothroyd, J.C., 2012, Reconstructed topography of southern New England prior to isostatic rebound, with implications of total isostatic depression and relative sea level: Quaternary Research, v. 78, i. 1, p. 110-118

Stolt, M., Bradley, M., Turenne, J.T., Payne, M., Scherer, E., Cichetti, G., King, J., Shumchenia, E., Guarinello, M., Boothroyd, J.C., Oakley, B.A., Thornber, C., August, P.V., 2011.  Mapping Shallow Coastal Ecosystems: Journal of Coastal Research, v. 27, p. 1-15

Borelli, M., Oakley, B.A., Giese, G.S., and Boothroyd, J.C., 2011.  Inlet formation as a result of hydraulic inefficiency leading to further inlet instability: Coastal Sediments 2011.


Technical reports

Oakley, B.A., Rasmussen, S.A., Boothroyd, J.C., Freedman, J., Fugate, G., 2013. Preliminary Identification of At Risk Areas: Shoreline Change Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) Phase 1 – Rhode Island South Shore and Block Island.   A report prepared for the Rhode Island Bay’s Rivers and Watersheds Coordination Team

 

Oakley, B.A., Rasmussen, S.A., Boothroyd, J.C., 2013. Proposed and on-going monitoring of At Risk Areas: Shoreline Special Area Management Plan (SAMP) Phase 1 – Rhode Island South Shore and Block Island. A report prepared for the Rhode Island Bay’s Rivers and Watersheds Coordination Team

 

Oakley, B. A., 2013, Understanding the Short and Long-term Shoreline Change of Napatree Barrier Using RTK-GPS Beach Profiles and Mapping of the Last High Tide Swash, in August, P. V., and Sassi, J., eds., The State of Napatree Report: 2013: Watch Hill, RI, The Watch Hill Conservancy.

 

Lafrance, M., Shumchenia, E., King, J., Pockalny, R., Oakley, B.A., Pratt, S., and Boothroyd, J.C., 2010, Benthic habitat distribution and subsurface geology of selected sites from the Rhode Island Ocean Special Management Study Area. Technical Report 4. Rhode Island Ocean Special Area Management Plan.

 

Boothroyd, J.C., and Oakley, B.A., 2009, Benthic geologic habitats of the Watch Hill – Misquamicut shoreface, Rhode Island, Technical report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Includes 1:10,000 scale maps and accompanying figures

 

Boothroyd, J.C., and Oakley, B.A., 2007, Benthic geologic habitats of the Lower Narrow (Pettaquamscutt) River, Rhode Island, Technical report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Includes 1:5,000 scale maps and accompanying figures

 

Boothroyd, J.C., and Oakley, B.A., 2006, Benthic geologic habitats of the Green Hill – Matunuck shoreface, Rhode Island, Technical report to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Includes 1:5,000 scale maps and accompanying figures

 

Boothroyd, J.C., and Oakley, B.A., 2005, Benthic geologic habitats of Greenwich Bay, Rhode Island: in Special area management plan for Greenwich Bay and watershed, Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council, Wakefield, RI, includes 1:10,000 scale maps and accompanying figures

 


Papers presented at professional meetings

Oakley, B.A., Turenne, J.D. and Boothroyd, J.C., 2012, Water levels of Glacial Lake Narragansett determined using ground-penetrating radar.  Geological Society of America, Northeastern Section 47th annual meeting

 

Oakley, B.A., Alvarez, J.D., Brenner, H., Dowling, M., Klinger, J., Zitello, M., and Boothroyd, J.C., 2009, Depositional environments and sediment transport on a microtidal, wave dominated shoreface: Proceedings of Coastal Zone 2009.  http://www.csc.noaa.gov/cz/2009/CZ09_Proceedings/Abstract%20PDFs/Poster.Oakley.pdf

Oakley, B.A., and Boothroyd, J.C., 2009, Sediment transport on the Watch Hill – Misquamicut shoreface based on repeat side-scan sonar surveys: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs v. 41, n. 3

Bradley, M., Oakley, B.A., Stolt, M., Turenne, J., and Boothroyd, J.C., 2009, Mapping subaqueous soils in Rhode Island: Integration of pedologic and acoustic approaches:  Coastal Geotools 2009, Abstracts with Program

Oakley, B.A., Alvarez, J.D., and Boothroyd, J.C., 2007, Benthic Geologic Habitats of the Moonstone-Matunuck Shoreface:  Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v.39, n. 1, p.70.

Oakley, B.A.; Boothroyd, J., 2007, Mapping Benthic Geologic Habitats in Narragansett Bay and Block Island Sound, Estuarine Research Foundation

Oakley, B.A., and Boothroyd, J.C., 2006. Benthic geologic habitats of Greenwich Bay, Rhode Island: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 38, n.2, p. 11

Buynevich, I.V., Larchenkov, E.P., and Oakley, B.A., 2006. Heavy-mineral concentrations as proxies of high-energy events along sandy coasts. International Geological Correlation Programme Project 521, Second Plenary Conference Extended Abstracts, Odessa, Ukraine, p. 31-32

Borrelli, M.B., Boothroyd, J.C., and Oakley, B.A., 2005. Historic and present day hydrodynamics of intertidal bedforms in a coastal lagoon: Photogrammetric analysis and field surveys: Geological Society of America, Abstracts with Programs, v. 37, n.1, p. 70

Oakley, B.A., and Boothroyd, J.C., 2004. Side scan sonar mapping of Greenwich Bay, Rhode Island: Rhode Island Natural History Survey Annual Conference Abstracts of Presented Papers and Posters

Boothroyd, J.C., McCandless, S.J., and Oakley, B.A., 2004. Quaternary mapping for resource management in an urbanized watershed: Geological Society of America Abstracts with Programs, v. 36, n.5, p.577


Oakley, B.A., 2003. Response of a microtidal wave-dominated barrier to closely timed extra-tropical cyclones, Geological Society of America, abstracts with Programs, v. 35

Oakley, B.A., and Boothroyd, J.C., 2003. Response and recovery of a microtidal wave dominated barrier to closely spaced extra-tropical cyclones: Rhode Island Natural History Survey Annual Conference Abstracts of Presented Papers and Posters

Website contributions

Oakley, B.A., 2009. Eruption Prediction: Science education resource center website

http://serc.carleton.edu/introgeo/firstday/activities/eruption_prediction.html

 

Guest opinions and editorials

 

Oakley, B.A., Climate change and potential impacts to southern New England Fishing, appeared in The Fisherman Magazine, September 2008

Maps

Oakley, B.A., and Boothroyd, J.C., 2011, Benthic Geologic Habitats of the Pettaquamscutt (Narrow) River, Rhode Island: Rhode Island Geological Survey Map.  Scale 1:5,000

Oakley, B.A., and Boothroyd, J.C., 2010, Benthic Geologic Habitats of Trustom Pond, Rhode Island: Rhode Island Geological Survey Map.  Scale 1:5,000

Oakley, B.A. Boothroyd, J.C and King, J.W. 2010, Benthic Geologic Habitats of the Federal Ocean SAMP Area. Scale 1:10,000

Oakley, B.A. Boothroyd, J.C and King, J.W. 2010, Benthic Geologic Habitats of the Block Island Ocean SAMP Area. Scale 1:10,000

Oakley, B.A., and Boothroyd, J.C., 2009, Benthic Geologic Habitats of Green Hill Pond, Rhode Island: Rhode Island Geological Survey Map.  Scale 1:5,000

Oakley, B.A. and Boothroyd, J.C., 2009, Benthic Geologic Habitats of Quonochontaug Coastal Lagoon, Rhode Island: Rhode Island Geological Survey Map. Scale 1:5,000

Oakley, B.A. and Boothroyd, J.C., 2008, benthic Geologic Habitats of Point Judith Pond, Rhode Island: Rhode Island Geological Survey Map. Scale 1:10,000

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