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Ecosystems and Oceanography Program

The Ecosystems and Oceanography Program (EOP) conducts research to advance our understanding of the structure and dynamics of central North Pacific marine ecosystems. In particular, we seek to understand how marine populations change in response to both direct changes in their predators and prey as well as from broader habitat-based changes in the ocean climate including El Niño, La Niña, and other interannual or decadal events. More...


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Recent Staff Publications

  • March 30, 2016
    Exploration of the "larval pool": development and ground-truthing of a larval transport model off leeward Hawai`i
    Wren JLK, Kobayashi DR
    [2016] PeerJ 4:e1636. doi:10.7717/peerj.1636
  • March 24, 2016
    Comparison of equatorial Pacific sea surface temperature variability and trends with Sr/Ca records from multiple corals
    Alpert AE, Cohen AL, Oppo DW, DeCarlo TM, Gove JM, Young CW
    [2016] Paleoceanography 31:252-265. doi:10.1002/2015PA002897
  • March 24, 2016
    Mitigation of coral reef warming across the Central Pacific by the equatorial undercurrent: a past and future divide
    Karnauskas KB, Cohen AL, Gove JM
    [2016] Scientific Reports 6:21213. doi:10.1038/srep21213
  • March 24, 2016
    Near-island biological hotspots in barren ocean basins
    Gove JM, McManus MA, Neuheimer AB, Polovina JJ, Drazen JC, Smith CR, Merrifield MA, Friedlander AM, Ehses JS, Young CW, Dillon AK, Williams GJ
    [2016] Nature Communications 7: 10581. doi:10.1038/ncomms10581
  • December 1, 2015
    Characterizing a foraging hotspot for short-finned pilot whales and Blainville's beaked whales located off the west side of Hawaii Island using tagging and oceanographic data
    Abecassis M, Polovina J, Baird RW, Copeland A, Drazen JC, Domokos R, Oleson E, Jia Y, Schorr GS, Webster DL, Andrews RD
    [2015] PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142628. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0142628
  • July 14, 2015
    Variation in phytoplankton composition between two North Pacific front zones along 158 degrees west during winter-spring 2008-2011
    Howell EA, Bograd SJ, Hoover AL, Seki MP, Polovina JJ
    [2015] Progress in Oceanography 2015. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.06.003