Joseph Salisbury

Associate Research Professor of Oceanography

Ph.D. University of New Hampshire 2003

Research Areas

Biogeochemistry and ecology of coastal regions that are influenced by riverine discharge

Research Emphasis

Joe's research seeks to characterize distributions of carbon dioxide, air-sea carbon exchange and productivity in riverine-influenced coastal regions. In addition, Joe is presently developing methods for understanding community productivity dynamics and plume detection using satellite ocean color and salinity data.


Salisbury, J., M. Green, C. Hunt and J. Campbell, 2008, Coastal Acidification by Rivers: A Threat to Shellfish? Eos, Vol. 89, No. 50, 9 December 2008.

Jonsson, B., J. Salisbury and A. Mahadevan, 2008, Extending the use and interpretation of ocean satellite data with Lagrangian modeling, In press: International Journal of Remote Sensing.

Jonsson, B., J. Salisbury, J. Campbell and A. Mahadevan, 2007, Large reversals in continental shelf production and export of phytoplankton carbon revealed by satellite, In revision, Journal of Geophysical Research.

Salisbury, J., D. Vandemark, A. Mahadevan, B. Jonsson, C. Hunt, W. R. McGillis. 2009. Episodic riverine influence on surface DIC in the coastal Gulf of Maine. Estuar. Coast. Shelf Science. 82 (1) 108-118

Salisbury, J., D. Vandemark, C. Hunt, J. Campbell, W. R. McGillis, and W. McDowell. Seasonal observations of surface waters in two Gulf of Maine estuary-plume systems: Relationships between watershed attributes, optical measurements and surface pCO(2) . Estuar. Coast. Shelf Science: 77(2): 245-252, 2008.

Salisbury, J.S, J.W. Campbell, E . Linder, L.D. Meeker, F.E. Muller-Karger and C.J. Vorosmarty. On the seasonal correlation of surface particle fields with wind stress and Mississippi discharge in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Deep Sea Research Part II, 51, (10-11), 1187-1203, 2004.

Rivera-Monroy, V.H., R.R. Twilley, J. E. Salisbury et al. A biogeochemical conceptual framework to develop long term ecological research and sustain coastal management in the Wider Caribbean Region. BioScience, 54 (9), 843-856, 2004.

Salisbury, J.S, J.W. Campbell, L.D. Meeker and C.J. Vorosmarty. Ocean color and river data reveal fluvial influence and coastal waters. EOS Transactions, 82, 221-227, 2001.

Vorosmarty, C.J., P. Green, J.E. Salisbury and R. Lammers. Global water resources: vulnerability from climate change and population growth. Science, 289, 284-288, 2000


University of New Hampshire
Ocean Process Analysis Lab
211 Morse Hall
39 Academic Way
Durham, NH 03824

Research Areas: 
Chemical Oceanography
Climate Science