Environmental Drivers

Aguilar-Islas, A., Seguret, M.J., Rember, R., Buck, K.N., Proctor, P., Mordy, C.W., and Kachel, N.B. 2016. Temporal variability of reactive iron over the Gulf of Alaska shelf. Deep-Sea Res. II, 132 90-106.
Ashlock, L., M. García-Reyes, C. Gentemann, S. Batten, and W. Sydeman. 2021. Temperature and patterns of occurrence and abundance of key copepod taxa in the Northeast Pacific. Frontiers in Marine Science.
Batten, S.D., Moffitt, S., Pegau, W.S., and Campbell, R. 2016. Plankton indices explain interannual variability in Prince William Sound herring first year growth. Fisheries Oceanography 25(4): 420-432.
Batten, S.D., C. Ostle, P. Helaouet, and A. Walne. 2022. Responses of Gulf of Alaska plankton communities to a marine heat wave. Deep Sea Res. Part II.
Campbell, R.W., P.L. Roberts, and J. Jaffe. 2020. The Prince William Sound Plankton Camera: a profiling in situ observatory of plankton and particulates. ICES Journal of Marine Science 77:1440-1455.
Cieslak, M.C., A.M. Castelfranco, V. Roncalli, P.H. Lenz, and D.K. Hartline. 2020. t-Distributed Stochastic Neighbor Embedding (t-SNE): A tool for eco-physiological transcriptomic analysis. Marine genomics 51 p.100723.
Connors, B., M.J. Malick, G.T. Ruggerone, P. Rand, M. Adkison, J. Irvine, R. Campbell, and K. Gorman. 2020. Climate and competition influence sockeye salmon population dynamics across the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. https://doi:10.1139/cjfas-2019-0422
Coyle, K. O., G. A. Gibson, K. Hedstrom, A. J. Hermann, and R. R. Hopcroft. 2013. Zooplankton biomass, advection and production on the northern Gulf of Alaska shelf from simulations and field observations. Journal of Marine Systems 128:185-207.
Coyle, K. O., W. Cheng, S. Hinckley, E. J. Lessard, T. Whitledge, A. J. Hermann, and K. Hedstrom. 2012. Model and field observations of effects of circulation on the timing and magnitude of nitrate utilization and production on the northern Gulf of Alaska shelf. Progress in Oceanography 103:16-41.
Coyle, K.O., A.J. Hermann, and R.R. Hopcroft. 2019. Modeled spatial-temporal distribution of productivity, chlorophyll, iron and nitrate on the northern Gulf of Alaska shelf relative to field observations. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.
Crusius, J., A.W. Schroth, J.A. Resing, J. Cullen, and R.W. Campbell. 2017. Seasonal and spatial variabilities in the northern Gulf of Alaska surface water iron concentrations driven by shelf sediment resuspension, glacial meltwater, a Yakutat eddy, and dust. Global Biogeochemical Cycles.
Danielson, S.L., Hill, D.F., Hedstrom, K.S., Beamer, J. and Curchitser, E., 2020. Demonstrating a high‐resolution Gulf of Alaska ocean circulation model forced across the coastal interface by high‐resolution terrestrial hydrological models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 125(8).
DeCino, K., and K. Holderied. 2020. State of the Bay report for Kachemak Bay, AK.
Doubleday, A. J. and R. R. Hopcroft. 2015. Seasonal and interannual patterns of larvaceans and pteropods in the coastal Gulf of Alaska, and their relationship to pink salmon survival. Journal of Plankton Research 37:134-150.
Doyle, M.J., S.L. Strom, K.O. Coyle, A.J. Hermann, C. Ladd, A.C. Matarese, S.K. Shotwell, and R.R.Hopcroft. 2019. Early life history phenology among Gulf of Alaska fish species: Strategies, synchronies, and sensitivities. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography.
Ershova, E. A., J. M. Questel, K. N. Kosobokova, and R. R. Hopcroft. 2017. Population structure and production of four sibling species of Pseudocalanus spp. in the Chukchi Sea. Journal of Plankton Research 39:48-64.
Hauri, C., C. Schultz, K. Hedstrom, S. Danielson, B. Irving, S.C. Doney, R. Dussin, E.N. Curchitser, D.F. Hill, and C.A. Stock. 2020. A regional hindcast model simulating ecosystem dynamics, inorganic carbon chemistry, and ocean acidification in the Gulf of Alaska, Biogeosciences Discussions.
Helser, T., C. Kastelle, A. Crowell, T. Ushikubo, I.J. Orland, R. Kozdon, and J.W. Valley. 2017. A 200-year archaeozoological record of Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) life history as revealed through ion microprobe oxygen isotope ratios in otoliths. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports.
Hoover, B.A., M. García-Reyes, S.D. Batten, C. Gentemann, and W. Sydeman. 2021. Spatio-temporal persistence of zooplankton communities in the Gulf of Alaska. PLOS ONE.
Howes, E. L., N. Bednaršek, J. Büdenbender, S. Comeau, A. Doubleday, S. M. Gallager, R. R. Hopcroft, S. Lischka, A. E. Maas, J. Bijma, and J.-P. Gattuso. 2014. Sink and swim, a status review of thecosome pteropod culture techniques. Journal of Plankton Research 36:299-315.
Kandel, A., and A. Aguilar-Islas. 2021. Spatial and temporal variability of dissolved aluminum and manganese in surface waters of the northern Gulf of Alaska. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 104952.
Kayal, E., B. Bentlage, P. Cartwright, A. A. Yanagihara, D. J. Lindsay, R. R. Hopcroft, and A. G. Collins. 2015. Phylogenetic analysis of higher-level relationships within Hydroidolina (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) using mitochondrial genome data and insight into their mitochondrial transcription. PeerJ 3:e1403.
Kobari, T., A. Sastri, L. Yebra, H. Liu, and R.R. Hopcroft. 2019. Evaluation of trade-offs in traditional methodologies for measuring metazooplankton growth rates: assumptions, advantages and disadvantages for field applications. Prog. Oceanogr. 178:102137.
Laurel, B.J., and L.A. Rogers. 2020. Loss of spawning habitat and prerecruits of Pacific cod during a Gulf of Alaska heatwave. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 77:644-650.
Li, K. Z., A. J. Doubleday, M. D. Galbraith, and R. R. Hopcroft. 2016. High abundance of salps in the coastal Gulf of Alaska during 2011: a first record of bloom occurrence for the northern Gulf. Deep Sea Research Part II 132:136-145.
Litzow, M.A., M.E. Hunsicker, E.J. Ward, S.C. Anderson, J. Gao, S. McClatchie, S. Zador, S. Batten, S. Dressel, J. Duffy-Anderson, E. Fergusson, R.R. Hopcroft, B.J. Laurel, and R. O’Malley. 2020. Evaluating ecosystem change as Gulf of Alaska temperature exceeds the limits of preindustrial variability. Progress in Oceanography 186.
Litzow, M.A., M.J. Malick, N.A. Bond, C.J. Cunningham, J.L. Gosselin, and E.J. Ward. 2020. Quantifying a Novel Climate Through Changes in PDO Climate and PDO Salmon Relationships. Geophysical Research Letters p.e2020GL087972.
McKinstry, C.A.E., R.W. Campbell, and K. Holderied. 2022. Influence of the 2014-2016 marine heatwave on seasonal zooplankton community structure and abundance in the lower Cook Inlet, Alaska. Deep Sea Res. II 195.
Nielsen, J.M., L.A. Rogers, D.G. Kimmel, A.L. Deary, and J.T. Duffy-Anderson. 2019. Contribution of walleye pollock eggs to the Gulf of Alaska food web in spring. Marine Ecology Progress Series 632:1-12.
Nigro, L. M., M. V. Angel, K. Blachowiak-Samolyk, R. R. Hopcroft, and A. Bucklin. 2016. Identification, discrimination, and discovery of species of marine planktonic ostracods using DNA barcodes. PLoS-One 11:e0146327.
Olson, A.P., C.E. Siddon, and G.L. Eckert. 2018. Spatial variability in size at maturity of golden king crab (Lithodes aequispinus) and implications for fisheries management. Royal Society Open Science. 5.
Ormseth, O.A., M.M. Baker, R.R. Hopcroft, C. Ladd, C.W. Mordy, J.H. Moss, F.J. Mueter, S.K. Shotwell, and S.L. Strom. 2019. Introduction to understanding ecosystem processes in the Gulf of Alaska, volume 2. Deep Sea Res. II.
Pinchuk, A.I., S.D. Batten, and W.W. Strasburger. 2021. Doliolid (Tunicata, Thaliacea) blooms in the southeastern Gulf of Alaska as a result of the recent heat wave of 2014-2016. Frontiers in Marine Science – Marine Ecosystem Ecology 8:625486.
Pretty, J.L. 2019. Particles in the Pacific: how productivity and zooplankton relate to particles in the deep sea. University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Questel, J. M., R. R. Hopcroft, L. Blanco-Bercial, and A. Bucklin. 2016. Phylogeography and connectivity of the Pseudocalanus (Copepoda: Calanoida) species complex in the eastern North Pacific and the Pacific Arctic Region. Journal of Plankton Research 38:610-623.
Roncalli, V., M.C. Cieslak, M. Germano, R.R. Hopcroft, and P.H. Lenz. 2019. Regional heterogeneity impacts gene expression in the sub-arctic zooplankter Neocalanus flemingeri in the northern Gulf of Alaska. Commun. Biol.
Roncalli, V., M.C. Cieslak, R.R. Hopcroft, and P.H. Lenz. 2020. Capital breeding in a diapausing copepod: A transcriptomics analysis. Frontiers in Marine Science.
Roncalli, V., M. C. Cieslak, S. A. Sommer, R. R. Hopcroft, and P. H. Lenz. 2018. De novo transcriptome assembly of the calanoid copepod Neocalanus flemingeri: A new resource for emergence from diapause. Mar. Gen. 37: 114-119.
Roncalli, V., J. Niestroy, J., M.C. Cieslak, A.M. Castelfranco, R.R. Hopcroft, and P.H. Lenz. 2022. Physiological acclimatization in high-latitude zooplankton. Molecular Ecology.
Roncalli, V., S. A. Sommer, M. C. Cieslak, C. Clarke, R. R. Hopcroft, and P. H. Lenz. 2018. Physiological characterization of the emergence from diapause: A transcriptomics approach. Nature Sci. Rep. 8:12577
Sánchez-Montes, M.L., E.L. McClymont, J.M. Lloyd, J. Müller, E.A. Cowan, and C. Zorzi. 2020. Late Pliocene Cordilleran Ice Sheet development with warm northeast Pacific sea surface temperatures. Climate of the Past 16:299-313.
Schroth, A.W., J. Crusius, S. Gassó, C.M. Moy, N.J. Buck, J.A. Resing, and R.W. Campbell. 2017. Atmospheric deposition of glacial iron in the Gulf of Alaska impacted by the position of the Aleutian Low. Geophys. Res. Lett. 44.
Sousa, L., K. O. Coyle, R. P. Barry, T. J. Weingartner, and R. R. Hopcroft. 2016. Climate-related variability in abundance of mesozooplankton in the northern Gulf of Alaska 1998-2009. Deep Sea Research Part II 132:122-135.
Stabeno, P. J., S. Bell, W. Cheng, S. Danielson, N. B. Kachel, and C. W. Mordy. 2016. Long-term observations of Alaska Coastal Current in the northern Gulf of Alaska. Deep Sea Research Part II 132:24-40.
Strom, S. L., K. A. Fredrickson, and K. J. Bright. 2016. Spring phytoplankton in the eastern coastal Gulf of Alaska: Photosynthesis and production during high and low bloom years. Deep-Sea Research II 132:107-121.
Strom, S.L., K.A. Fredrickson, and K.J. Bright. 2019. Microzooplankton in the coastal Gulf of Alaska: Regional, seasonal and interannual variations. Deep-Sea Res. II. 165:192-202.
Tanedo, S. 2017. Using remote camera techniques to study Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridactyla) productivity in Resurrection Bay in the northern Gulf of Alaska. M.S. Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska.
Vandersea, M. W., S. R. Kibler, P. A. Tester, K. Holderied, D. E. Hondolero, K. Powell, S. Baird, A. Doroff, D. Dugan, and R. W. Litaker. 2018. Environmental factors influencing the distribution and abundance of Alexandrium catenella in Kachemak Bay and lower Cook Inlet, Alaska. Harmful Algae, 77:81-92.
Vandersea, M.W., S.R. Kibler, S.B. Van Sant, P.A. Tester, K. Sullivan, G. Eckert, C. Cammarata, K. Reece, G. Scott, A. Place, K. Holderied, D. Hondolero, and R.W. Litaker. 2017. qPCR assays for Alexandrium fundyense and A. ostenfeldii (Dinophyceae) identified from Alaskan waters and a review of species-specific Alexandrium molecular assays. Phycologia 56:303-320.
Vandersea, M., P. Tester, K. Holderied, D. Hondolero, S. Kibler, K. Powell, S. Baird, A. Doroff, D. Dugan, A. Meredith, M. Tomlinson, R. W. Litaker. 2020. An extraordinary Karenia mikimotoi “beer tide” in Kachemak Bay Alaska. Harmful Algae 92.
Walsh, J. R., R. Thoman, U. S. Bhatt, P. A. Bieniek, B. Brettschneider, M. Brubaker, S. Danielson, R. Lader, F. Fetterer, K. Holderied, K. Iken, A. Mahoney, M. McCammon, and J. Partain. 2018. The high latitude marine heat wave of 2016 and its impacts on Alaska [in “Explaining Extreme Events of 2016 from a Climate Perspective”]. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc. 99 (1). S39-43.

Historic Data Synthesis

Anderson, S. C., E. J. Ward, A. O. Shelton, M. D. Adkison, A. H. Beaudreau, R. E. Brenner, A. C. Haynie, J. C. Shriver, J. T. Watson, and B. C. Williams. 2017. Benefits and risks of diversification for individual fishers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114:10797-10802.
Beaudreau, A.H., E.J. Ward, R.E. Brenner, A.O. Shelton, J.T. Watson, J.C. Womack, S.C. Anderson, A.C. Haynie, K.N. marshall, and B.C. Williams. 2019. Thirty years of change and the future of Alaskan fisheries: Shifts in fishing participation and diversification in response to environmental regulatory and economic pressures. Fish and Fisheries 20:601-619.
Blake, R.E., C.L. Ward, M.E. Hunsicker, A.O. Shelton, and A.B. Hollowed. 2019. Spatial community structure of groundfish is conserved across the Gulf of Alaska. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 626:145-160.
Himes-Cornell, A., C. Ormond, K. Hoelting, N. C. Ban, J. Z. Koehn, E. Allison, E. C. Larson, D. H. Monson, H. P. Huntington, T. Okey. 2019. Factors affecting disaster preparedness, response and recovery in the context of the Community Capitals Framework. Coastal Management 46 (5):335-358.
Marshall, K.N., J.T. Duffy-Anderson, E.J. Ward, S.C. Anderson, M.E. Hunsicker, and B.C. Williams. 2019. Long-term trends in ichthyoplankton assemblage structure, biodiversity, and synchrony in the Gulf of Alaska and their relationships to climate. Progress in Oceanography 170:134-145.
Ruzicka, J.J., S. Kasperski, S. Zador, and A Himes-Cornell. 2019. Comparing the roles of Pacific halibut and arrowtooth flounder within the Gulf of Alaska ecosystem and fishing economy. Fisheries Oceanography 28:576-596.
Shelton, A. O., M. E. Hunsicker, E. J. Ward, B. Feist, C. L. Ward, B. Williams, J. T. Anderson, A. B. Hollowed, and A. C. Haynie, In press. Spatial and temporal patterns in demersal fish communities following Exxon Valdez. ICES Journal of Marine Science 75:287-297.
Ward, E. J., M. Adkison, J. Couture, M. Dressel, M. Litzow, S. Moffitt, T. Hoem Neher, J. Trochta, and R. Brenner. 2017. Evaluating signals of climate, oil spill impacts, and interspecific interactions in Pacific salmon and Pacific herring populations in Prince William Sound and Copper River, Alaska. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0172898.
Ward, E. J., S. C. Anderson, A. O. Shelton, R. Brenner, J. Watson, J. C. Shriver, A. H. Beaudreau, A. C. Haynie, M. Adkison, B. Williams. In press. Effects of increased specialization on revenue of Alaskan salmon fishers over four decades. Journal of Applied Ecology.
Ward, E.J., H. Delgado-Nordmann, R.E. Brenner, A.H. Beaudreau, S.D. Moffitt, A.O. Shelton. 2019. Assessing long-term changes in sex rations of Pacific herring in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Fisheries Research 211:300-308.
Zador, S. G. S. K. Gaichas, S. Kasperski, C. L. Ward, R. E. Blake, N. C. Ban, A. Himes-Cornell, and Z. Koehn. 2017. Linking ecosystem processes to communities of practice through commercially fished species in the Gulf of Alaska. ICES Journal of Marine Science.

Lingering Oil

Carls MG, Holland L, Irvine GV, Mann DH, Lindeberg M. 2016. Biomarkers as tracers of Exxon Valdez oil. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 35(11):2683-2690
Carls MG, Holland L, Pihl E, Zaleski MA, Moran J, Rice SD. 2016. Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons in Port Valdez shrimp and sediment. Arch Environ Contam Toxicol 71:48-59.
Carls MG, Larsen ML, Holland LG. 2015. Spilled oils: static mixtures or dynamic weathering and bioavailability? PLOS ONE.


Sethi, SA and Hollmen, TE. 2015. Conceptual Models for Marine and Freshwater Systems in Alaska: Flexible Tools for Research Planning, Prioritization and Communication + Supplementary Appendices (See Article Tools). Arctic 68(4): 422–434.


Siegert, D., B. Konar, M.R. Lindeberg, S. Saupe, and K. Iken. In review. Trophic structure of rocky intertidal communities in two contrasting high-latitude environments. Deep-Sea Research II.
Ballachey, B. E., J.L. Bodkin, and D.H. Monson. 2013. Quantifying long-term risks to sea otters from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill: Reply to Harwell & Gentile (2013). Marine Ecology Progress Series 488:297-301.
Ballachey, B.E. and J.L. Bodkin. 2015. Challenges to sea otter recovery and conservation. Chapter 4 in Larson SE, Bodkin JL, VanBlaricom GR., Eds. Sea Otter Conservation. Academic Press, Boston. Pp 63-96
Ballachey, B.E., J.L. Bodkin, D. Esler and S.D. Rice. 2014. Lessons from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill: a biological perspective. In: J.B. Alford, M.S. Peterson and C.C. Green, Eds. Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters on Marine Habitats and Fisheries in North America. CRC Marine Biology Series. Pp. 181-198.
Blackmon, T.J. 2020. Growth of Pacific razor clams in Cook Inlet, Alaska. Doctoral dissertation, Alaska Pacific University.
Bodkin, J.L. 2015. Historic and Contemporary Status of Sea Otters in the North Pacific. Chapter 3 in Larson SE, Bodkin JL, VanBlaricom GR, Eds. Sea Otter Conservation. Academic Press, Boston. Pp 43-61
Bodkin, J.L., D. Esler, S.D. Rice, C.O. Matkin, and B.E. Ballachey. 2014. The effects of spilled oil on coastal ecosystems: lessons from the Exxon Valdez spill. In: B. Maslo and J.L. Lockwood, Eds. Coastal Conservation. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 311-346.
Bowen, L., A. K. Miles, B. Ballachey, S. Waters and J. Bodkin. 2016. Gene transcript profiling in sea otters post-Exxon Valdez oil spill: A tool for marine ecosystem health assessment. J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 4, 39.
Bowen, L., K. Counihan, B. Ballachey, H. Coletti, T. Hollmen, B. Pister and T. Wilson. 2020. Monitoring nearshore ecosystem health using Pacific razor clams (Siliqua patula) as an indicator species. PeerJ 8:e8761.
Coletti, H.A. 2021. Sea Otter Behavior and Its Influence on Littoral Community Structure. Pages 139-160 in R.W. Davis and A. Pagano (Eds) The Ethology of Marine Mammals: Polar Bears and Sea otters. Springer.
Coletti, H.A., J.L. Bodkin, D.H. Monson, B.E. Ballachey, and T.A. Dean. 2016. Detecting and inferring cause of change in an Alaska nearshore marine ecosystem. Ecosphere 7(10):e01489.
Counihan, K.L., L. Bowen, B. Ballachey, H. Coletti, T. Hollmen, B. Pister, and T.L Wilson. 2019. Physiological and gene transcription assays to assess responses of mussels to environmental changes. PeerJ 7:e7800.
Davis, R., J.L. Bodkin, H.A. Coletti, D.H. Monson, S.E. Larson, L.P. Carswell, and L.M. Nichol. 2019. Future direction in sea otter research and management. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:510.
Davis, R.W., and J.L. Bodkin. 2021. Sea otter foraging behavior. Pages 57-81 in R.W. Davis and A. Pagano (Eds) The Ethology of Marine Mammals: Polar Bears and Sea otters. Springer.
Esler, D., B.E. Ballachey, L. Bowen, A.K. Miles, R.D. Dickson, and J.D. Henderson. 2016. Cessation of oil exposure in harlequin ducks after the Exxon Valdez oil spill: cytochrome P4501A biomarker evidence. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
Jones, T., S. Saupe, K. Iken, B. Konar, S. Venator, M. Lindeberg, H. Coletti, B. Pister, J. Reynolds, and K. Haven. 2019. Evaluation of nearshore communities and habitats: Lower Cook Inlet nearshore ecosystem. Anchorage (AK): US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management. OCS Study BOEM 2019-075. 219 p.
Konar, B., K. Iken, H. Coletti, D. Monson, and B. Weitzman. 2016. Influence of static habitat attributes on local and regional rocky intertidal community structure. Estuaries and Coasts.
Konar, B., T.J. Mitchell, K. Iken, H. Coletti, T. Dean, D. Esler, M. Lindeberg, B. Pister, and B. Weitzman. 2019. Wasting disease and static environmental variables drive sea star assemblages in the northern Gulf of Alaska. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 520: 151209.
Monson, D.H. and L. Bowen. 2015. Evaluating the Status of Individuals and Populations: Advantages of Multiple Approaches and Time Scales. Chapter 6 in Larson SE, Bodkin JL, VanBlaricom GR, Eds. Sea Otter Conservation. Academic Press, Boston. Pp 121-158.
Newsome, S.D, M.T. Tinker, V.A. Gill, Z.N. Hoyt, A. Doroff, L.Nichol and J.L. Bodkin. 2015. The interaction of intraspecific competition and habitat on individual diet specialization: a near range-wide examination of sea otters. Oecologia 178:45-59.
Rider, M., D.A. Apeti, A. Jacob, K. Kimbrough, E. Davenport, M. Bower, H. Coletti, and D. Esler. 2020. A Synthesis of Ten Years of Chemical Contaminants Monitoring in National Park Service - Southeast and Southwest Alaska Networks. A collaboration with the NOAA National Mussel Watch Program. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 277. Silver Spring, MD. 110 pp.
Robinson, B. H., H. A. Coletti, L. M. Phillips, and A. N. Powell. 2018. Are prey remains accurate indicators of chick diet? A comparison of diet quantification techniques for Black Oystercatchers. Wader Study 125(1): 00–00.
Robinson, B. H., L. M. Phillips and A. N. Powell. 2019. Energy intake rate influences survival of Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani broods. Marine Ornithology 47:277–283.
Starcevich, L.A.H., T. McDonald, A. Chung-MacCoubrey, A. Heard, J.C.B. Nesmith, H. Coletti, and T. Philippi. 2018. Methods for estimating trend in binary and count response variables from complex survey designs. Natural Resource Report NPS/KLMN/NRR—2018/1641. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.
Tinker, T.M., J.L. Bodkin, L. Bowen, B.E. Ballachey, G. Bentall, A. Burdin, H.A. Coletti, G.E. Esslinger, B.B. Hatfield, M.C. Kenner, K.A. Kloecker, A.K. Miles, D.H. Monson, M.J. Murray, B. Weitzman, and J.A. Estes. 2021. Sea otter population collapse in southwest Alaska: assessing ecological covariates, consequences, and causal factors. Ecological Monographs 91(4) e01472 Ecological Monographs 91(4) e01472.
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von Biela, V. R., C. E. Zimmerman, G. H. Kruse, F. J. Mueter, B. A. Black, D. C. Douglas, and J. L. Bodkin. 2016. Influence of basin- and local-scale environmental conditions on nearshore production in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 8:502-521.
von Biela, V. R., S. D. Newsome, and C. E. Zimmerman. 2015. Examining the utility of bulk otolith δ13C to describe diet in wild-caught black rockfish Sebastes melanops. Aquatic Biology 23:201-208.
von Biela, V.R., G.H. Kruse, F.J. Mueter, B.A. Black, D.C. Douglas, T.E. Helser, and C.E. Zimmerman. 2015. Evidence of bottom-up limitations in nearshore marine systems based on otolith proxies of fish growth. Marine Biology.
von Biela, V.R., S.D. Newsome, J.L. Bodkin, G.H. Kruse, and C.E. Zimmerman. 2016. Widespread kelp-derived carbon in pelagic and benthic nearshore fishes suggested by stable isotope analysis. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 181: 364-374
Monson, D.H. 2021. Sea otter predator avoidance behavior. Pages 161-172 in R.W. Davis and A. Pagano (Eds) The Ethology of Marine Mammals: Polar Bears and Sea otters. Springer.


Myers, H.J., D.W. Olsen, C.O. Matkin, L.A. Horstmann, and B. Konar. 2021. Passive acoustic monitoring of killer whales (Orcinus orca) reveals year-round distribution and residency patterns in the Gulf of Alaska. Scientific Reports 11:20284.
Allyn, A. J., A. McKnight, K. McGarigal, C. R. Griffin, K. J. Kuletz, D. A. Cushing, and D. B. Irons. 2015. Assessing a paired logistic regression model of presence-only data to map important habitat areas of the rare Kittlitz’s murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris. Marine Ornithology 43:65-76.
Arimitsu, M.L., K.A. Hobson, D.N. Webber, J.F. Piatt, E.W. Hood, J.B. Fellman. 2018. Tracing biogeochemical subsidies from glacier runoff into Alaska coastal marine food webs. Global Change Biology 24:387-398.
Bishop, M.A., J. Watson, K. Kuletz, and T. Morgan. 2015. Pacific herring consumption by marine birds during winter in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Fisheries Oceanography 24(1):1–13.
Boswell K., G. Rieucau, J. J. Vollenweider, J. J. Moran, R. A. Heintz, J. K. Blackburn, and D. J. Csepp. 2016. Are spatial and temporal patterns in Lynn Canal overwintering Pacific herring related to top predator activity? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73:1307-1318.
Chasco, B.E., I.C. Kaplan, A.C. Thomas, A. Acevedo-Guitierrez, D.P. Noren, M.J. Ford, M.B. Hanson, J.J. Scordino, S.J. Jeffries, K.N. Marshall, A.O. Shelton, C. Matkin, B.J. Burke, and E.J. Ward. 2017. Competing tradeoffs between increasing marine mammal predation and fisheries harvest of Chinook salmon. Scientific Reports 7: 15439.
Chenoweth, E.M., and K.R. Criddle. 2019. The economic impacts of humpback whale depredation on hatchery‐released juvenile Pacific salmon in southeast Alaska. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 11:62-75.
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