Lewis S. Incze, Ph.D.

Lewis S. Incze, Ph.D.
Aquatic Systems Group
University of Southern Maine
350 Commercial St.
Portland, ME   04101
Phone: 207-228-1676
Fax: 207-228-1689


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  • Research Professor, Department of Environmental Sciences &
    Director, Aquatic Systems Group,
    School of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology
  • Adjunct Professor, Department of Biology,
    College of Arts and Sciences
  • Faculty Member of the Graduate School

Education:

  • B.S., Cornell University, 1976 (Biology)
  • M.S., Univ. of Maine 1979 (Oceanography)
  • Ph.D., Univ. Washington 1983 (Fisheries)

Professional Associations:

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Geophysical Union
  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • The Oceanography Society

Research Interests:

I am interested in the biology and physics of the oceans as they affect interactions between organisms, their distribution, and spatial and temporal patterns of production and recruitment. Spatial scales of interest range from the turbulence scale to internal waves, fronts, eddies and coastal current systems. I have spent many years using lobsters (Homarus americanus: an important resource in the Gulf of Maine) as a subject for studying recruitment and connectivity patterns in populations with planktonic larvae. Other interests include climate and systems change, conservation, and linkages between ecology and management applications.

Recent & Selected Publications:

Annis, E.R., L.S. Incze, N. Wolff and R.S. Steneck. In press. Estimates of in situ larval development time for the American lobster, Homarus americanus. J. Crustacean Biol.

Fogarty, M.J., L.S. Incze, K. Hayhoe, D. Mountain and J. Manning. In press. Potential Climate Change Impacts on Atlantic Cod (Gadus morhua) off the Northeastern United States. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change.

Incze, L.S., R.A. Wahle, N. Wolff, C. Wilson, R. Steneck, E. Annis, P. Lawton, H. Xue and Y. Chen. In press. Early life history and a modeling framework for lobster populations in the Gulf of Maine. J. Crustacean Biol.

Xue, H., L.S. Incze, D. Xu, N. Wolff and N. Pettigrew. In press. Connectivity of lobster populations in the coastal Gulf of Maine. Part I. Circulation and larval transport potential. Ecol. Mod.

Lough, R.G., E.A. Broughton, L.J. Buckley, L.S. Incze, K. Pehrson Edwards, R.Converse, A. Aretxabaleta and F.E. Werner. 2006. Modeling growth of Atlantic cod larvae on the southern flank of Georges Bank in the tidal-front circulation during May 1999. Deep-Sea Res. II 53: 2771-2788.

Wahle, R.A., L.S. Incze and M.J. Fogarty. 2004. First projections of American lobster recruitment using a settlement index. Bull. Mar. Sci. 74: 101-114.

National Research Council. 2004. Atlantic Salmon in Maine. National Academy Press, Washington, D.C. 275 p. (one of 13 co-authors)

Incze, L.S., N. Wolff and R. Wahle. 2003. Can scientific observations of early life stages be scaled up to the level of a fished population? A case study using Homarus americanus. Fish. Res. 65: 33-46.

Incze, L.S., D. Hebert, N. Wolff, N. Oakey and D. Dye. 2001. Changes in copepod distributions associated with increased turbulence from wind stress. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 213: 229-240.

Selected Abstracts:

Incze, L.S., N. Wolff and R. Wahle. 2003. Can scientific observations of early life stages be scaled up to the level of a fished population? A case study using Homarus americanus. Fish. Res. 65: 33-46.

Incze, L.S., D. Hebert, N. Wolff, N. Oakey and D. Dye. 2001. Changes in copepod distributions associated with increased turbulence from wind stress. Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 213: 229-240.

Incze, L.S., P. Aas, T. Ainaire and M. Bowen. 2000. Abundance and development of planktonic Stage IV lobsters in the western Gulf of Maine Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 57: 1-11.

Incze, L.S. and C.E. Naimie. 2000. Modeling the transport of lobster (Homarus americanus) larvae and postlarvae in the Gulf of Maine. Fish. Oceanogr. 9: 99-113.

Lewis S. Incze, Richard A. Wahle and Alvaro Palma 2000. Advection and Settlement Rates in a Benthic Invertebrate: Recruitment to First Benthic Stage in Homarus americanus. ICES J. Mar. Res. 56

Incze, L.S. and K.M. Bailey. 1998. Oceanography and localized stocks: Possible mechanisms. Pp. 31-37 In: The Implications of Localized Fishery Stocks (H. von Herbing, I. Kornfield, M. Tupper and J. Wilson, eds.). Natural Resources, Agriculture and Engineering Service, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 200 p.

Incze, L.S. 1997. Small-scale biological-physical interactions. Pp. 105-116 In: Gulf of Maine Ecosystem Dynamics. Proc. Symposium held September 1996, St. Andrews, N.B., Canada (G.T. Wallace and E.F. Braasch, eds). Reg. Assoc. Research on the Gulf of Maine, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 352 p.

Incze, L.S., R.A. Wahle and S.J. Cobb. 1997. Quantitative relationships between postlarval supply and benthic recruitment in lobsters, Homarus americanus. Mar. Freshwater Res. 48: 729-743.

Wahle, R.A. and L.S. Incze. 1997. Pre- and post-settlement processes in recruitment of the American lobster. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 217: 179-207.

Incze, L.S., P. Aas and T. Ainaire. 1996. Distribution of copepod nauplii and turbulence on the southern flank of Georges Bank: Implications for feeding by larval cod (Gadus morhua). Deep-Sea Research II, 43 (7-8): 1855-1873.