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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

  • 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
  • July 2, 2013
    Persistent spatial patterns of recruitment in a guild of Hawaiian coral reef fishes
    DeMartini EE, Wren JLK, Kobayashi DR
    [2013] Marine Ecology Progress Series 485: 165-179. DOI: 10.3354/meps10306
  • April 22, 2013
    Mesophotic coral ecosystems - potential candidates as essential fish habitat and habitat areas of particular concern.
    Blyth-Skyrme VJ, Rooney JJ, Parrish FA, Boland RC
    [2013] Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center Administrative Report H-13-02, 53 p
  • April 19, 2013
    Fishery-induced changes in the subtropical Pacific pelagic ecosystem size structure: observations and theory
    Polovina JJ, Woodworth-Jefcoats PA
    [2013] PLoS ONE 8(4): e62341. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0062341
  • January 15, 2013
    Ecosystem size structure response to 21st century climate projection: large fish abundance decreases in the central North Pacific and increases in the California Current
    Woodworth-Jefcoats PA, Polovina JJ, Dunne JP, Blanchard JL
    [2012] Global Change Biology 19(3): 724-733. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12076