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Ecological Applications

Interactions with fisheries are believed to be a major cause of mortality for adult leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea), which is of particular concern in the Pacific Ocean, where they have bee

Marine Ecology-Progress Series

The field of marine tagging and tracking has grown rapidly in recent years as tag sizes have decreased and the diversity of sensors has increased.

Estuaries And Coasts

The northern Gulf of Mexico (NGOMEX) was surveyed to examine the broad-scale spatial patterns and inter-relationships between hypoxia (< 2 mg L-1 dissolved oxygen) and zooplankton biovolume.

Journal Of Plankton Research

In October 2008, we investigated pelagic community composition and biomass, from bacteria to fish, across a sharp frontal gradient overlying deep waters south of Point Conception, California.

Current Opinion In Environmental Sustainability

Aquatic ecosystems are increasingly stressed not only by increased nutrient loads (eutrophication) but also by changing forms and proportions of nutrients.

Journal Of Geophysical Research-Oceans

Effects of tides on the Changjiang River plume are investigated using a numerical model of the East China and Yellow Seas.

Limnology And Oceanography

We investigated interactions between hypoxia and nutrient cycling in Chesapeake Bay using quantitative analysis of long-term monitoring data covering the periods 1965-1980 and 1985-2007.


Global seagrass losses parallel significant declines observed in corals and mangroves over the past 50 years.

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

To achieve desired environmental outcomes, environmental condition and trends need to be rigorously measured and communicated to resource managers, scientists, and a broader general audience.