Marine Geospatial Ecology Lab

User Publications and Reports

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Lins L, Guilini K, Veit-Köhler G, Hauquier F, Alves RMS, Esteves AM, Vanreusel A (in press) The link between meiofauna and surface productivity in the Southern Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2014.05.003

Mugo R, Saitoh S-I, Takahashi F, Nihira A, Kuroyama T (in press) Evaluating the role of fronts in habitat overlaps between cold and warm water species in the western North Pacific: A proof of concept, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2013.11.005


Afán I, Navarro J, Cardador L, Ramírez F, Kato A, Rodríguez B, Ropert-Coudert Y, Forero MG (2014) Foraging movements and habitat niche of two closely related seabirds breeding in sympatry. Marine Biology 161: 657-668. doi: 10.1007/s00227-013-2368-4

McClellan CM, Brereton T, Dell’Amico F, Johns DG, Cucknell A-C, et al. (2014) Understanding the Distribution of Marine Megafauna in the English Channel Region: Identifying Key Habitats for Conservation within the Busiest Seaway on Earth. PLoS ONE 9(2): e89720. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089720

Farrell ER, Boustany AM, Halpin PN, Hammond DL (2014) Dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) distribution in relation to biophysical ocean conditions in the northwest Atlantic. Fisheries Research 151: 177-190. doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2013.11.014

Fontes J, Schmiing M, Afonso P (2014) Permanent aggregations of a pelagic predator at shallow seamounts. Marine Biology 161: 1349-1360. doi: 10.1007/s00227-014-2423-9

Miller RR, Field JC, Santora JA, Schroeder ID, Huff DD, et al. (2014) A Spatially Distinct History of the Development of California Groundfish Fisheries. PLoS ONE 9(6): e99758. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0099758

Williams R, Kelly N, Boebel O, Friedlaender AS, Herr H, Kock K-H, Lehnert LS, Maksym T, Roberts J, Scheidat M, Siebert U, Brierley AS (2014) Counting whales in a challenging, changing environment. Scientific Reports 4: 4170. doi: 10.1038/srep04170


Abdul-Hadi A, Mansor S, Pradhan B, Tan KC (2013) Seasonal variability of chlorophyll-a and oceanographic conditions in Sabah waters in relation to Asian monsoon—a remote sensing study. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 185: 3977-3991. doi: 10.1007/s10661-012-2843-2

Álvarez-Romero JG, Devlin M, da Silva ET, Petus C, Ban NC, Pressey RL, Kool J, Roberts JJ, Cerdeira-Estrada S, Wenger AS, Brodie J (2013) A novel approach to model exposure of coastal-marine ecosystems to riverine flood plumes based on remote sensing techniques. Journal of Environmental Management 119: 194-207. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2013.01.036

Boehm JT, Woodall L, Teske PR, Lourie SA, Baldwin C, Waldman J, Hickerson M (2013) Marine dispersal and barriers drive Atlantic seahorse diversification. Journal of Biogeography. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12127

Cecere JG, Calabrese L, Rocamora G, Catoni C (2013) Movement Patterns and Habitat Selection of Wedge-tailed Shearwaters (Puffinus pacificus) Breeding at Aride Island, Seychelles. Waterbirds 36(4): 432-437. doi: 10.1675/063.036.0414

Chesney TA, Heppell SA, Montero J, Graham J (2013) Interannual Variability of humboldt squid (Dosidicus gigas) off Oregon and southern Washington. CalCOFI Rep., Vol. 54, 2013. PDF

Coelho R, Infante P, Santos MN (2013) Application of Generalized Linear Models and Generalized Estimation Equations to model at-haulback mortality of blue sharks captured in a pelagic longline fishery in the Atlantic Ocean. Fisheries Research 145: 66-75. doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2013.02.010

Crochelet E, Chabanet P, Pothin K, Lagabrielle E, Roberts J, Pennober G, Lecomte-Finiger R, Petit M (2013) Validation of a fish larvae dispersal model with otolith data in the Western Indian Ocean and implications for marine spatial planning in data-poor regions. Ocean and Coastal Management 86: 13-21. doi: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2013.10.002

Fernández M, Hamilton H, Kueppers LM (2013) Characterizing uncertainty in species distribution models derived from interpolated weather station data. Ecosphere 4:art61. doi: 10.1890/ES13-00049.1

Foley AM, Schroeder BA, Hardy R, MacPherson SL, Nicholas M, Coyne MS (2013) Postnesting migratory behavior of loggerhead sea turtles Caretta caretta from three Florida rookeries. Endangered Species Research 21: 129-142. doi: 10.3354/esr00512

Gorman D, Bajjouk T, Populus J, Vasquez M, Ehrhold A (2013) Modeling kelp forest distribution and biomass along temperate rocky coastlines. Marine Biology 160: 309-325. doi: 10.1007/s00227-012-2089-0

Lua L, Guo H, Wang C, Li Q (2013) Assessment of the SeaWinds scatterometer for vegetation phenology monitoring across China. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34: 5551-5568. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2013.794986

Mattio L, Zubia M, Loveday B, Crochelet E, Duong N, Payri CE, Bhagooli R, Bolton JJ (2013) Sargassum (Fucales, Phaeophyceae) in Mauritius and Réunion, western Indian Ocean: taxonomic revision and biogeography using hydrodynamic dispersal models. Phycologia 52(6): 578-594. doi: 10.2216/13-150.1

Muhling BA, Reglero P, Ciannelli L, Alvarez-Berastegui D, Alemany F, Lamkin JT, Roffer MA (2013) Comparison between environmental characteristics of larval bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus habitat in the Gulf of Mexico and western Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 486: 257-276. doi: 10.3354/meps10397

Palaiologou P, Kalabokidis K, Kyriakidis P (2013) Forest mapping by geoinformatics for landscape fire behaviour modelling in coastal forests, Greece. International Journal of Remote Sensing 34: 4466-4490. doi: 10.1080/01431161.2013.779399

Pikesley SK, Maxwell SM, Pendoley K, Costa DP, Coyne MS, Formia A, Godley BJ, Klein W, Makanga-Bahouna J, Maruca S, Ngouessono S, Parnell RJ, Pemo-Makaya E, Witt MJ (2013) On the front line: integrated habitat mapping for olive ridley sea turtles in the southeast Atlantic. Diversity and Distributions. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12118

Regueira M, González AF, Guerra A (2013) Habitat selection and population spreading of the horned octopus Eledone cirrhosa(Lamarck, 1798) in Galician waters (NW Atlantic). Fisheries Research. doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2013.09.003

Ross RE, Howell KL (2013) Use of predictive habitat modelling to assess the distribution and extent of the current protection of ‘listed’ deep-sea habitats. Diversity and Distributions 19: 433-445. doi: 10.1111/ddi.12010

Schick RS, Roberts JJ, Eckert SA, Halpin PN, Bailey H, Chai F, Shi L, Clark JS (2013) Pelagic movements of Pacific Leatherback Turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) highlight the role of prey and ocean currents. Movement Ecology 1: 11. doi: 10.1186/2051-3933-1-11


Alonso H, Granaderio JP, Paiva VH, Dias AS, Ramos JA, Catry P (2012) Parent–offspring dietary segregation of Cory’s shearwaters breeding in contrasting environments. Marine Biology 159: 1197-1207. doi: 10.1007/s00227-012-1900-2

Best BD, Halpin PN, Read AJ, Fujioka E, Good CP, LaBrecque EA, Schick RS, Roberts JJ, Hazen LJ, Qian SS, Palka DL, Garrison LP, McLellan WA (2012) Online cetacean habitat modeling system for the US east coast and Gulf of Mexico. Endangered Species Research 18: 1-15. doi: 10.3354/esr00430

Dalla Rosa L, Ford KJB, Trites AW (2012) Distribution and relative abundance of humpback whales in relation to environmental variables in coastal British Columbia and adjacent waters. Continental Shelf Research 36: 89-104. doi: 10.1016/j.csr.2012.01.017

Dellabianca N, Scioscia G, Schiavini A, Raya Rey A (2012) Occurrence of hourglass dolphin (Lagenorhynchus cruciger) and habitat characteristics along the Patagonian Shelf and the Atlantic Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean. Polar Biology 35: 1921-1927. doi: 10.1007/s00300-012-1217-0

Krigsman LM, Yoklavich MM, Dick EJ, Cochrane GR (2012) Models and maps: predicting the distribution of corals and other benthic macro-invertebrates in shelf habitats. Ecosphere 3: 3. doi: 10.1890/ES11-00295.1

Lydersen C, Freitas C, Wiig Ø, Bachmann L, Heide-Jørgensen MP, Swift R, Kovacs KM (2012) Lost Highway Not Forgotten: Satellite Tracking of a Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus) from the Critically Endangered Spitsbergen Stock. Arctic 65: 76-86. PDF

McKinney JA, Hoffmayer ER, Wu W, Fulford R, Hendon JM (2012) Feeding habitat of the whale shark Rhincodon typus in the northern Gulf of Mexico determined using species distribution modelling. Marine Ecology Progress Series 458: 199-211. doi: 10.1890/ES11-00295.1

Monk J, Ierodiaconou D, Harvey E, Rattray A, Versace VL (2012) Are We Predicting the Actual or Apparent Distribution of Temperate Marine Fishes? PLoS One 7: e34558. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034558

Mora C, Treml EA, Roberts J, Crosby K, Roy D, Tittensor DP (2012) High connectivity among habitats precludes the relationship between dispersal and range size in tropical reef fishes. Ecography 35: 89-96. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.06874.x

Neves VC, Bried J, González-Solís J, Roscales JL, Clarke MR (2012) Feeding ecology and movements of the Barolo shearwater Puffinus baroli baroli in the Azores, NE Atlantic. Marine Ecology Progress Series 452: 269.285. doi: 10.3354/meps09670

Payne MC, Brown CA, Reusser DA, Lee II H (2012) Ecoregional Analysis of Nearshore Sea-Surface Temperature in the North Pacific. PLoS ONE 7: e30105. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0030105

Robert A, Paiva VH, Bolton M, Jiguet F, Bried J (2012) The interaction between reproductive cost and individual quality is mediated by oceanic conditions in a long-lived bird. Ecology 93: 1944-1952. doi: 10.1890/11-1840.1

Tamburello L, Benedetti-Cecchi L, Ghedini G, Alestra T, Bulleri F (2012) Variation in the structure of subtidal landscapes in the north-western Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 457: 29-41. 10.3354/meps09703

Tomlinson CJ, Thornes JE, Baker CJ (2012) Derivation of Birmingham’s summer surface urban heat island from MODIS satellite images. International Journal of Climatology 32: 214-224. doi: 10.1002/joc.2261

Treml EA, Halpin PN (2012) Marine population connectivity identifies ecological neighbors for conservation planning in the Coral Triangle. Conservation Letters 5: 441-449. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-263X.2012.00260.x

Ubertini M, Lefebvre S, Gangnery A, Grangeré K, Le Gendre R, Orvain F (2012) Spatial Variability of Benthic-Pelagic Coupling in an Estuary Ecosystem: Consequences for Microphytobenthos Resuspension Phenomenon. PLoS ONE 7: e44155. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0044155


Payne MC, Reusser DA, Lee II H, Brown CA (2011) Moderate-resolution sea surface temperature data for the nearshore North Pacific: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 2010-1251.

Lydersen C, Freitas C, Wiig Ø, Bachmann L, Heide-Jørgensen, Swift R, Kovacs KM (2011) Lost Highway Not Forgotten: Satellite Tracking of a Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus) from the Critically Endangered Spitsbergen Stock. Arctic 65: 76-86.

Mugo R, Saitoh S-I, Nihira A, Kuroyama T (2011) Application of Multi-Sensor Satellite and Fishery Data, Statistical Models and Marine-GIS to Detect Habitat Preferences of Skipjack Tuna. In: Morales J, Stuart V, Platt T, Sathyendranath S, editors. Handbook of Satellite Remote Sensing Image Interpretation: Applications for Marine Living Resources Conservation and Management, EU PRESPO and IOCCG, Dartmouth, Canada, pp 169-185. PDF

Pohle G, Iken K, Clarke KR, Trott T, Konar B, et al. (2011) Aspects of Benthic Decapod Diversity and Distribution from Rocky Nearshore Habitat at Geographically Widely Dispersed Sites. PLoS ONE 6(4): e18606. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0018606

Scheidat M, Friedlaender A, Kock K-H, Lehnert L, Boebel O, Roberts J, Williams R (2011) Cetacean surveys in the Southern Ocean using icebreaker-supported helicopters. Polar Biology 34: 1513-1522. doi: 10.1007/s00300-011-1010-5

Schick RS, Halpin PN, Read AJ, Urban DL, Best BD, Good CP, Roberts JJ, LaBrecque EA, Dunn C, Garrison LP, Hyrenbach KD, McLellan WA, Pabst DA, Palka DL, Stevick P (2011) Community structure in pelagic marine mammals at large spatial scales. Marine Ecology Progress Series 434: 165–181. doi: 10.3354/meps09183

Wooton CE, Klinkenberg B (2011) A landscape-level analysis of yellow-cedar decline in coastal British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41: 1638-1648. doi: 10.1139/x11-061

Žydelis R, Lewison RL, Shaffer SA, Moore JE, Boustany AM, Roberts JJ, Sims M, Dunn DC, Best BD, Tremblay Y, Kappes MA, Halpin PN, Costa DP, Crowder LB (2011) Dynamic habitat models: Using telemetry data to project fisheries bycatch. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 3191-3200. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.0330


Benedetti-Cecchi L, Iken K, Konar B, Cruz-Motta J, Knowlton A, et al. (2010) Spatial Relationships between Polychaete Assemblages and Environmental Variables over Broad Geographical Scales. PLoS ONE 5: e12946. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0012946

Kalabokidis K, Palaiologou P, Kyriakidis P (2010) Forest Fire Fuels Mapping by Geoinformatics for Fire Behavior Modeling. Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Forest Fire Research, Coimbra, Portugal, 15-18 November 2010. PDF

Mugo R, Saitoh S, Nihira A, Kuroyama T (2010) Habitat characteristics of skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) in the western North Pacific: a remote sensing perspective. Fisheries Oceanography 19: 382-396. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2419.2010.00552.x

Williams R, Friedlaender A, Kock K-H, Lehnert L, Roberts J, Scheidat M (2010) Antarctic minke whale density in relation to sea ice: helicopter surveys in the Weddell Sea. Paper SC/62/IA13 presented to the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission. PDF

Young MA, Iampietro PJ, Kvitek RG, Garza CD (2010) Multivariate bathymetry-derived generalized linear model accurately predicts rockfish distribution on Cordell Bank, California, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 415: 247–261. doi: 10.3354/meps08760


Ardron J, Dunn D, Corrigan C, Gjerde K, Halpin P, Rice J, Vanden Berghe E, Vierros M (2009) Defining ecologically or biologically significant areas in the open oceans and deep seas: Analysis, tools, resources and illustrations: A background document for the Convention on Biological Diversity expert workshop on scientific and technical guidance on the use of biogeographic classification systems and identification of marine areas beyond national jurisdiction in need of protection, Ottawa, Canada, 29 September – 2 October 2009. PDF

Lagabrielle E, Maina J, Massé L, Séré M, Watson R (2009) Mapping anthropogenic drivers of change for biodiversity conservation planning in the Western Indian Ocean. Report prepared for: Marine Protected Area Network of the Indian Ocean Commission countries, Indian Ocean Commission Project implemented by WWF Madagascar & West Indian Ocean Programme Office, study funded by FFEM, 53 p. PDF

Louzao M, Bécares J, Rodríguez B, Hyrenbach KD, Ruiz A, Arcos JM (2009) Combining vessel-based surveys and tracking data to identify key marine areas for seabirds. Marine Ecology Progress Series 391: 183-197. doi: 10.3354/meps08124

McClellan CM, Read AJ (2009) Confronting the gauntlet: understanding incidental capture of green turtles through fine-scale movement studies. Endangered Species Research 10: 165-179. doi: 10.3354/esr00199

Schick RS, Halpin PN, Read AJ, Slay CK, Kraus SD, Mate BR, Baumgartner MF, Roberts JJ, Best BD, Good CP, Loarie SR, Clark JS (2009) Striking the right balance in right whale conservation. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66: 1399-1403. doi: 10.1139/F09-115

Schmiing M, Afonso P, Tempera F, Santos R (2009) Integrating Recent and Future Marine Technology in the Design of Marine Protected Areas – the Azores as Case Study. Proceedings of OCEANS´09 IEEE Bremen, Balancing technology with future needs, Bremen (Germany), 11-14 May 2009. doi: 10.1109/OCEANSE.2009.5278178


Eckert SA, Moore JE, Dunn DC, van Buiten RC, Eckert KL, Halpin PN (2008) Modeling Loggerhead Turtle Movement in the Mediterranean: Importance of Body Size and Oceanography. Ecological Applications 18: 290-308. doi: 10.1890/06-2107.1

Iampietro PJ, Young MA, Kvitek RG (2008) Multivariate Prediction of Rockfish Habitat Suitability in Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary and Del Monte Shalebeds, California, USA. Marine Geodesy 31: 359-371. doi: 10.1080/01490410802466900

Lennert-Cody CE, Roberts JJ, Stephenson RJ (2008) Effects of gear characteristics on the presence of bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus) in the catches of the purse-seine fishery of the eastern Pacific Ocean. ICES Journal of Marine Science 65: 970-978. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsn075