Publications and Posters

Results of research projects supported by, or contributed to, the Gulf of Maine Area Census of Marine Life have been presented in journals and books, as well as reports, theses and posters. The following list of publications and posters will be updated as new pieces are published.

A comprehensive bibliography for the global Census of Marine Life is also available online.

Journals and Books

  • Alexander, K.E., W.B. Leavenworth, J. Cournane, A.B. Cooper, S. Claesson, S. Brennan, G. Smith, L. Rains, K. Magness, R. Dunn, T.K. Law, R. Gee, W.J. Bolster and A.A. Rosenberg. 2009. Gulf of Maine cod in 1861: historical analysis of fishery logbooks, with ecosystem implications. Fish and Fisheries 10(4): 428–449 PDF
  • Auster, P., J. Lindholm, M. Plourde, K. Barber, and H. Singh. 2007. Camera configuration and use of AUVs to census mobile fauna. Marine Technology Society Journal 41(3):15-18.
  • Auster, P.J. and J. Link. 2009. Compensation and recovery of feeding guilds in a northwest Atlantic shelf fish community. Marine Ecology Progress Series 382:163–172. PDF
  • Auster, P.J., J. Moore, K. Heinonen, and L. Watling. 2005. A habitat classification scheme for seamount landscapes: assessing the functional role of deepwater corals as fish habitat. p. In: A. Freiwald and J.M. Roberts, eds. Cold-water Corals and Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 761-769
  • Auster, P.J., and L. Watling. 2010. Beaked whale foraging areas inferred by gouges in the seafloor. Marine Mammal Science 26(1): 226–233
  • Blakeslee, A.M.H., C.H. McKenzie, J.A. Darling, J. E. Byers, J.M. Pringle, and J. Roman. 2010. A hitchhiker’s guide to the Maritimes: anthropogenic transport facilitates long-distance dispersal of an invasive marine crab to Newfoundland. Diversity and Distributions 16(6): 879-891. PDF
  • Bolster, W.J. 2006. Opportunities in marine environmental history. Environmental History 11:1-31
  • Bolster, W.J. 2008. Putting the ocean in Atlantic history: maritime communities and marine ecology in the Northwest Atlantic, 1500-1800. American Historical Review 113:19-47 (Available online)
  • Fautin, D., P. Dalton, L.S. Incze, J.C. Leong, C. Pautzke, et al. 2010. An overview of marine biodiversity in United States Waters. PLoS One 5(8): e11914 PDF
  • Fogarty, M., L. Incze, K. Hayhoe, D. Mountain, and J. Manning. 2008. Potential climate change impacts on Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua ) off the northeastern USA. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change 13: 453-466
  • Grasso, G. 2008. What Appeared Limitless Plenty: The Rise and Fall of the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Halibut Fishery. Environmental History 13(1): 66-91 (Available online)
  • Incze, L.S., R.A. Wahle, N. Wolff, C. Wilson, R. Steneck, E. Annis, P. Lawton, H. Xue, and Y. Chen. 2007. Early life history and a modeling framework for lobster populations in the Gulf of Maine. Journal of Crustacean Biology 26(4): 555-564
  • Incze, L., H. Xue, N. Wolff, D. Xu, C. Wilson, R. Steneck, R. Wahle, P. Lawton, N. Pettigrew, and Y. Chen. 2010. Connectivity of lobster (Homarus americanus) populations in the coastal Gulf of Maine: part II. Coupled biophysical dynamics. Fisheries Oceanography 19(1): 1–20 PDF
  • Johnson, C.L., J.A. Runge, K.A. Curtis, E.G. Durbin, J.A. Hare, L. Incze, J. Link, G. Melvin, T. O’Brien, and L. Van Guelpen. 2011. Biodiversity and ecosystem function in the Gulf of Maine: pattern and role of zooplankton and pelagic nekton. PLoS ONE 6: e16491. PDF
  • Kelly, N.E., E.K. Shea, A. Metaxas, R.L. Haedrich, and P.J. Auster. 2010. Biodiversity of the deep-sea continental margin bordering the Gulf of Maine (NW atlantic): relationships among sub-regions and to shelf systems. PLoS ONE 5(11): e13832. PDF
  • Makris, N.C., P. Ratilal, S. Jagannathan, Z. Gong, M. Andrews, I. Bertsatos, O.R. Godø, R.W. Nero, and J.M. Jech. 2009. Critical population density triggers rapid formation of vast oceanic fish shoals. Science 323: 1734-1737. PDF
  • Malakoff, D. 2003. Deep-Sea Mountaineering. Science 301: 1034-1037
  • McKenzie, M.G. 2004. Salem as Athenaeum. In: Morrison, D. and N. Schultz, eds., Salem: Place, Myth and Memory. Northeastern University Press. pp 91-106
  • Moore, J.A., M. Vecchione, B.B. Collette, R. Gibbons, and K.E. Hartel. 2004. Selected fauna of Bear Seamount (New England Seamount Chain), and the presence of “natural invader” species. Archive of Fishery and Marine Research 51(1-3): 241-250
  • Moore, J.A., M. Vecchione, B.B. Collette, R. Gibbons, K.E. Hartel, J.K. Galbraith, M. Turnipseed, M. Southworth, and E. Watkins. 2003. Biodiversity of Bear Seamount, New England seamount chain: Results of exploratory trawling. Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science 31:363-372.
  • Moore, J.A., and P.J. Auster. 2009. Commensalism between juvenile cusk eels and pancake urchins on Western North Atlantic seamounts. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 50(2):381–386
  • Moore, J.A., P.J. Auster, D. Calini, K. Heinonen, K. Barber and B. Hecker. 2008. False boarfish Neocyttus helgae in the Western North Atlantic. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History 49(1): 31-41
  • Palumbi, S.R., P.A. Sandifer, J.D. Allan, M.W. Beck, D.G. Fautin, M.J. Fogarty, B.S. Halpern, L.S. Incze, J. Leong, E. Norse, J.J. Stachowicz, and D.H. Wall. 2009. Managing for ocean biodiversity to sustain marine ecosystem services. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment: Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 204-211. PDF
  • Rigby, P.R., K. Iken, and Y. Shirayama, eds. 2007. Sampling biodiversity in coastal communities: NaGISA protocols for seagrass and macroalgal habitats — a NaGISA handbook. Kyoto University Press in association with NUS Press. 145 pp. (Available online)
  • Rosenberg, A.A, W.J, Bolster, K.E. Alexander, W.B. Leavenworth, A.B. Cooper, and M.G. McKenzie. 2005. The history of ocean resources: modeling cod biomass using historical records. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 3(2): 78-84
  • Stevick P.T., L.S. Incze, S.D. Kraus, S. Rosen, N. Wolff, and A. Baukus. 2008. Trophic relationships and oceanography on and around a small offshore bank. Marine Ecology Progress Series PDF
  • Stoner, W.A., H.C. Ryer, J.S. Parker, P.J. Auster, and W.W. Wakefield. 2008. Evaluating the role of fish behavior in surveys conducted with underwater vehicles. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65(6): 1230-1243 PDF
  • Sutton, T.T., and K. Hartel. 2004. New species of Eustomias (Teleostei: Stomiidae) from the Western North Atlantic, with a review of the subgenus Neostomias. Copeia 2004(1):116–121
  • Trott, T. J. 2004. Cobscook Bay inventory: A historical checklist of marine invertebrates spanning 162 years. Northeastern Naturalist 11 (Special Issue 2): 261-324. PDF (PDF of this paper generously made available by the Northeastern Naturalist.)
  • Trott, T.J. 2004. Late 20th-Century qualitative intertidal faunal changes in Cobscook Bay, Maine. Northeastern Naturalist 11 (Special Issue 2): 325-354. PDF (PDF of this paper generously made available by the Northeastern Naturalist.)
  • Watanabe, S., A. Metaxas, J. Sameoto, P. Lawton. 2009. Patterns in abundance and size of two deep-water gorgonian octocorals, in relation to depth and substrate features off Nova Scotia, Deep–Sea Research I, doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2009.09.003
  • Xue, H., L.S. Incze, D. Xu, N. Wolff and N. Pettigrew. 2008. Connectivity of lobster populations in the coastal Gulf of Maine. Part I: Circulation and larval transport potential. Ecological modeling 210: 193-211. PDF

Reports and Proceedings

  • Auster, P.J., R. Clark, and R.E.S. Reed. 2006. Chapter 3. Marine fishes. In: An Ecological Characterization of the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary Region: Oceanographic, Biogeographic, and Contaminants Assessment. National Center for Coastal Ocean Science, NOAA, Silver Spring, Maryland. NOAA Technical Memorandum NOS NCCOS 45. pp. 89-229
  • Auster, P.J., and J. Lindholm. 2005. The ecology of fishes on deep boulder reefs in the western Gulf of Maine. In: Diving for Science 2005, Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences. Connecticut Sea Grant, Groton. pp. 89-127
  • Cook, R.R., and P.J. Auster. 2006. Developing alternatives for optimal representation of seafloor habitats and associated communities in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series ONMS-06-02. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Silver Spring, MD. 24 pp.
  • Cook, R.R., and P.J. Auster. 2007. A bioregional classification for the continental shelf of northeastern North America for conservation analysis and planning based on representation. Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series NMSP-07-03. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, Silver Spring, MD. 14 pp.
  • Frumhoff, P.C., J.J. McCarthy, J.M. Melillo, S.C. Moser, and D.J. Wuebbles. 2007. Confronting climate change in the U.S. Northeast: Science, impacts, and solutions. Synthesis report of the Northeast Climate Impacts Assessment (NECIA). Cambridge, MA: Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). 146 pp. (Available online)
  • Fuller, E., and L. Watling. 2008. Petition for a rule to list the U.S. population of Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus) as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. Conservation Law Foundation. 124 pp. PDF
  • Greenlaw, M.E., J.A. Sameoto, P. Lawton, N.H. Wolff, L.S. Incze, C.R. Pitcher, S.J. Smith, and A. Drozdowski. 2010. A geodatabase of historical and contemporary oceanographic datasets for investigating the role of the physical environment in shaping patterns of seabed biodiversity in the Gulf of Maine. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 2895: viii + 36 p. PDF
  • Kuo, C-Y., P.J. Auster, and J. Parent. 2010. Variation in planning-unit size and patterns of fish diversity: implications for design of marine protected areas. Marine Sanctuaries Conservation Series ONMS-10-03. 52 pp.
  • Leavenworth, W.B. 2006. Opening Pandora’s box: tradition, competition and technology on the Scotian Shelf, 1852-1860. In: Studia Atlantica (8): Proceedings of the 7th Conference of the North Atlantic Fisheries History Association (NAFHA). Hull, UK and Nordurslod, IS: NAFHA, 29-49
  • Moore, J.A., M. Vecchione, K.E. Hartel, B.B. Collette, J.K. Galbraith, R. Gibbons, M. Turnipseed, M. Southworth, and E. Watkins. 2001. Biodiversity of Bear Seamount, New England seamount chain: Results of exploratory trawling. Scientific Council Research Document. Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization. Dartmouth, N.S., 01/155. 8 pp.
  • Pohle, G.W., P.G.Wells, and S.J. Rolston (Eds). 2007. Challenges in Environmental Management in the Bay of Fundy-Gulf of Maine. Proceedings of the 7th Bay of Fundy Science Workshop, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, 24–27 October 2006. Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership Technical Report No. 3. Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership, Wolfville, NS
  • Richert, E., and L.S. Incze, eds. 2003. Prototype Biophysical Maps of the Gulf of Maine. Island Institute Press. 32 pp. (Available online or PDF)
  • Sameoto, J. A., P. Lawton and M. B. Strong. 2008. An Approach to the Development of a Relational Database and GIS Applicable Scheme for the Analysis of Video-Based Surveys of Benthic Habitats. Canadian Technical Report of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2818, 38 pp. PDF
  • Trott, T.J. 2007. Intertidal biodiversity in the Gulf of Maine: detecting patterns of diversity and change. Final report to GoMA CoML. 60 pp. PDF
  • Trott, T.J. 2007. Can biodiversity be measured independent from sampling effort? In: Pohle, G.W., P.G. Wells, and S.J. Rolston, eds. Challenges in Environmental Management in the Bay of Fundy-Gulf of Maine. Proceedings of the 7th Bay of Fundy Science Workshop, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, 24–27 October 2006. Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership Technical Report No. 3. Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership, Wolfville, NS. pp. 263-266
  • Trott, T.J. 2007. Zoogeography and changes in macroinvertebrate community diversity of rocky intertidal habitats on the Maine coast. In: Pohle, G.W., P.G. Wells, and S.J. Rolston, eds. Challenges in Environmental Management in the Bay of Fundy-Gulf of Maine. Proceedings of the 7th Bay of Fundy Science Workshop, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, 24–27 October 2006. Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership Technical Report No. 3. Bay of Fundy Ecosystem Partnership, Wolfville, NS. pp. 54-73
  • US National Committee of the Census of Marine Life. 2007. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Management: Approaches for Researching the Roles of Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in Maintaining Ecosystem Services. Report on workshop held in Washington, DC Sep 11-13, 2006

Theses

  • Baukus, A. 2008. Importance of internal waves for the distribution, density and trophic dynamics of euphausiids on a small offshore bank. Master’s thesis. University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, 52 pp. PDF
  • Franks, R.A., Jr. 2008. Dynamic integration of biogeographic and physical oceanographic data in the Gulf of Maine. Master’s thesis, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME, 144 pp. PDF

Posters & Brochures

Biodiversity Matters in the Gulf of Maine (PDF – 356kb)

Questions de biodiversité dans le golfe du Maine (PDF – 371kb)

Biodiversity Matters, Poster 1English (PDF – 283kb) | Français (PDF – 293kb)

Biodiversity Matters, Poster 2English (PDF – 293kb) | Français (PDF – 297kb)

Size-Scale Strategies for Understanding Biodiversity in the Gulf of Maine Area (PDF 1.76MB)
Presented at the Census of Marine Life’s Decade of Discovery Celebration at the Royal Society in London, Oct 5-6 2010.

A Comparison of Four Regional Marine Biodiversity Studies: Approaches and Application to Ecosystem-Based Management (PDF 261KB)
Presented at the Census of Marine Life’s Decade of Discovery Celebration at the Royal Society in London, Oct 5-6 2010.

Exploring the Role of Environmental Variables in Shaping Patterns of Seabed Biodiversity Composition (PDF 690KB)
Presented at the Census of Marine Life’s Decade of Discovery Celebration at the Royal Society in London, Oct 5-6 2010.

Seabed Biodiversity: The Role of Physical Environmental Variables in Shaping Biodiversity Patterns in the Gulf of Maine (PDF 113MB)
Presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, 22-26 February 2010 in Portland, Oregon.

A Comparison of Regional Marine Biodiversity Studies and Their Application to Ecosystem Approaches to Management (PDF 103KB)
Presented at the Gulf of Maine Symposium, St. Andrews, NB, Canada, October 4-9, 2009

Exploring Patterns of Biodiversity, Function and External Forcing in a Gulf of Maine Landscape (PDF 4.25MB)
Presented at the World Conference on Marine Biodiversity, 11-15 Nov. 2008, Valencia, Spain

Data Needs for Modeling the Maintenance of Ecosystem Services: An Example Based on Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary (PDF 2.7MB)
The Ocean Biodiversity Informatics conference was held on Oct. 2-4 2007 at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Advection, Internal Waves and Trophic Funneling on a Small Offshore Bank (PDF 1.5MB)
Presented Wednesday, February 7, 2007 for the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ALSO) Aquatic Sciences Meeting Santa Fe, New Mexico Feb 4-9.

A Three-dimensional Reconstruction of Biological Interactions on Platts Bank (PDF 1.2MB)
Presented at the conference on Geographic Information Systems and Ocean Mapping in Support of Fisheries Research and Management, held on April 11, 2006, at MIT Cambridge, MA.

"Mountains in the Sea." (PDF 2.9kb)
A poster prepared by L. Watling, P.J. Auster, S. France, I. Babb, A. Simpson, J. Moore, L. Mullineaux, D. Payne for the Census of Marine Life’s Ocean Life Symposium at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 23 October 2003.

"What Lies Beneath?" (PDF 1.6kb)
A poster presenting preliminary findings from two projects in the Gulf of Maine area: an analysis of area at depth (called hypsometry) by Lew Incze and Martin Jakobsson; and a study of fishes and invertebrates from Bear Seamount on the continental slope south of Georges Bank, by Mike Vecchione, John Moore, Bruce Collette, Ruth Gibbons and Karsten Hartel for the Census of Marine Life’s Ocean Life Symposium at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 23 October 2003.