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Ecosystems and Oceanography Division

The Ecosystems and Oceanography Division (EOD) 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

  • January 26, 2015
    The Transition Zone Chlorophyll Front updated: advances from a decade of research
    Polovina JJ, Howell EA, Kobayashi DR, Seki MP
    [2015] Progress in Oceanography. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.01.006 (In Press)
  • January 21, 2015
    Optimization of a micronekton model with acoustic data
    Lehodey P, Conchon A, Senina I, Domokos R, Calmettes B, Jouanno J, Hernandez O, Kloser R
    [2015] ICES Journal of Marine Science. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu233
  • January 20, 2015
    Enhancing the TurtleWatch product for leatherback sea turles, a dynamic habitat model for ecosystem-based management
    Howell E, Hoover A, Benson SR, Bailey H, Polovina JJ, Seminoff JA, Dutton PH
    [2015] Fisheries Oceanography. DOI: 10.1111/fog.12092
  • December 24, 2014
    The fate of fisheries oceanography: Introduction to the special issue
    Bograd SJ, Hazen EL, Howell EA, Hollowed AB
    [2014] Oceanography 27(4): 21-25. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2014.83
  • August 11, 2014
    "Going with the flow" or not: evidence of positive rheotaxis in oceanic juvenile loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the South Pacific Ocean using satellite tags and ocean circulation data
    Kobayashi DR, Farman R, Polovina JJ, Parker DM, Rice MH, Balazs G
    [2014] PLoS ONE 9(8): e103701. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103701
  • September 26, 2013
    A model of loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) habitat and movement in the oceanic North Pacific
    Abecassis M, Senina I, Lehodey P, Gaspar P, Parker D, Balazs G, Polovina J
    [2013] PLoS ONE 8(9): e73274. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073274