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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

  • 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, Andrerws 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
  • June 15, 2015
    Calibration of acoustic instruments
    Demer DA, Berger L, Bernasconi M, Bethke E, Boswell K, Chu D, Domokos R, et al.
    [2015] ICES Cooperative Research Report No. 326, 133 p
  • May 6, 2015
    Two takes on the ecosystem impacts of climate change and fishing: Comparing a size-based and a species-based ecosystem model in the central North Pacific
    Woodworth-Jefcoats PA, Polovina JJ, Howell EA, Blanchard JL
    [2015] Progress in Oceanography. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.04.004
  • 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