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Publications
2013
Chapman D, Frisk MJ, Abercrombie DL, Safina C, Gruber SH, Babcock EA, Feldheim KA, Pikitch EK, Ward-Paige C, Davis B, Kessel S, Heithaus M, Worm B. 2013. Give Shark Sanctuaries a Chance Science VOL 339.   pdf
Collie J, Minto C, Worm B, Bell R. 2013. Predation on prerecruits can delay rebuilding of depleted cod stocks Bulletin of Marine Science 89(0):000–000. doi.org/10.5343/bms.2011.1134.   pdf
Davis B, VanderZwaag DL, Cosandey-Godin A, Hussey NE, Kessel ST, Worm B. 2013. The Conservation of the Greenland Shark (Somniosus microcephalus): Setting Scientific, Law, and Policy Coordinates for Avoiding a Species at Risk Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy 16:300–330, 2013.   pdf
Godin AC, Wimmer T, Wang JH, Worm B. 2013. No effect from rare-earth metal deterrent on shark bycatch in a commercial pelagic longline trial Fisheries Research 143: 131-135. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2013.01.020.   pdf
Olonscheck D, Hofmann M, Worm B, Schellnhuber HJ. 2013. Decomposing the effects of ocean warming on chlorophyll a concentrations into physically and biologically driven contributions Environ. Res. Lett. 8 (2013) 014043 (10pp).   pdf
Pinsky ML, Worm B, Fogarty MJ, Sarmiento JL, Levin SA. 2013. Marine Taxa Track Local Climate Velocities Science 341: 1239-1242.   pdf
Ward-Paige C, Davis B, Worm B. 2013. Global Population Trends and Human Use Patterns of Manta and Mobula Rays PLoS ONE 8(9): e74835. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0074835.   pdf
Worm B, Davis B, Kettermer L, Ward-Paige CA, Chapman D, Heithaus MR, Kessel ST, Gruber SH. 2013. Global catches,exploitationrates,andrebuildingoptionsforsharks Marine Policy 40, 194–204.   pdf
2012
Boudreau SA, Worm B. 2012. Ecological role of large benthic decapods in marine ecosystems: a review Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 469: 195–213, 2012. doi: 10.3354/meps09862.   pdf
Boyce DG, Lewis M, Worm B. 2012. Integrating global chlorophyll data from 1890 to 2010 Limnol. Oceanogr.:Methods 10, 840–852. DOI 10.4319/lom.2012.10.840.   pdf
Davis B, Worm B. 2012. The International Plan of Action for Sharks: How does national implementation measure up? Marine Policy doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2012.06.007.   pdf
Godin AC, Carlson JK, Burgener V. 2012. The effect of circle hooks on shark catchability and at-vessel mortality rates in longlines fisheries Bulletin of Marine Science 88(3):469–483. doi: 10.5343/bms.2011.1054.   pdf
Harnik PG, Lotze HK, Anderson SC, Finkel ZV, Finnegan S, Lindberg DR, Liow LH, Lockwood R, McClain CR, McGuire JL, O'Dea A, Pandolfi J, Simpson C, Tittensor DP. 2012. Extinctions in ancient and modern seas Trends in Ecology & Evolution 27(11): 608-617. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2012.07.010.   pdf
Lucifora LO, Garcia VB, Menni RC, Worm B. 2012. Spatial patterns in the diversity of sharks, rays, and chimaeras (Chondrichthyes) in the Southwest Atlantic Biodivers Conserv DOI 10.1007/s10531-011-0189-7.   pdf
Minto C, Worm B. 2012. Interactions between small pelagic fish and young cod across the North Atlantic Ecology 93(10). 2139-2154.   pdf
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.   pdf
Worm B. 2012. Overfishing in a nutshell Trends in Ecology & Evolution Vol. 28, No. 3.doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2012.10.003.   pdf
Worm B, Branch TA. 2012. The future of fish. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 1570: 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.tree.2012.07.005.   pdf
Yesson C, Taylor ML, Tittensor DP, Davies AJ, Guinotte J, Baco A, Black J, Hall-Spencer JM, Rogers AD. 2012. Global habitat suitability of cold-water octocorals Journal of Biogeography 39, 1278–1292. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2011.02681.x.   pdf
2011
Anderson SC, Mills-Flemming J, Lotze HK. 2011. Serial exploitation of global sea cucumber fisheries. Fish and Fisheries 12(3): 317-339. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2010.00397.x.   pdf
Anderson SC, Mills Flemming J, Watson R, Lotze HK. 2011. Rapid global expansion of invertebrate fisheries: trends, drivers, and ecosystem effects. PLoS ONE 6(3): e14735. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0014735.   pdf
Block BA, Jonsen ID, Jorgensen SJ, Winship AJ, Shaffer SA, Bograd SJ, Hazen EL, Foley DG, Breed GA, Harrison A-L, Ganong JE, Swithenbank A, Castleton M, Dewar H, Mate BR, Shillinger GL, Schaefer KM, Benson SR, Weise MJ, Henry RW, Costa DP. 2011. Tracking apex marine predator movements in a dynamic ocean. Nature 475: 86-90, doi:10.1038/nature10082.   Paper
Boudreau SA, Anderson SC, Worm B. 2011. Top-down interactions and temperature control of snow crab abundance in the northwest Atlantic Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 429: 169–183. doi: 10.3354/meps09081.   pdf   Supplemental
Boyce DG, Lewis MR, Worm B. 2011. Boyce et al. reply on global phytoplankton trends. Nature 472:E8-E9.   pdf
Branch TA, Jensen OP, Ricard D, Ye Y, Hilborn R. 2011. Contrasting global trends in marine fishery status obtained from catches and from stock assessments. Conservation Biology 25(4): 777-786. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01656.x..   pdf
Davies TD, Jonsen ID. 2011. Identifying non-proportionality of fishery-independent survey data to estimate population trends and assess recovery potential for cusk (Brosme brosme). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (in press).   
Flemming JEM, Jonsen ID, Field CA, Myers RA. 2011. Hierarchical state-space estimation of leatherback turtle navigation ability. PLoS One (in press).   
Godin AC, Morgan A. 2011. Fisheries Bycatch of Sharks: Options for Mitigation PEW Ocean Science Division, Pew Environment Group, Washington, DC..   pdf
Hofman M, Worm B, Rahmstorf S, Schellnhuber HJ. 2011. Declining ocean chlorophyll under unabated anthropogenic CO2 emissions Environ. Res. Lett. 6 (2011) 034035 (8pp).   pdf
Kaschner K, Tittensor DP, Ready J, Gerrodette T, Worm B. 2011. Current and Future Patterns of Global Marine Mammal Biodiversity PLoS ONE 6(5): e19653. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019653.   pdf
Lotze HK, Coll M, Dunne J. 2011. Historical Changes in Marine Resources, Food-web Structure and Ecosystem Functioning in the Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean. Ecosystems 14(2):198-222, doi: 10.1007/s10021-010-9404-8 .   pdf
Lotze HK, Coll M, Magera AM, Ward-Paige CA, Airoldi L . 2011. Recovery of marine animal populations and ecosystems. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26(11): 595-605.   pdf
Lotze HK, Erlandson JM, Newman MJ, Norris RD, Roy K, Smith TD, Whitcraft C. 2011. Uncovering the ocean’s past. In: Jackson JBC, Alexander KE, Sala E (eds) Shifting Baselines: The Past and the Future of Ocean Fisheries. Island Press: 137-162.   
Lucifora L, Garcia VG, Worm B. 2011. Global diversity hotspots and conservation priorities for sharks. PLoS ONE 6(5): e19356. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019356.   pdf   Database
Mora C, Tittensor DP, Adl S, Simpson AGB, Worm B. 2011. How many species are there on Earth and in the ocean? PLoS Biology 9(8): e1001127. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001127.   pdf
Pinsky ML, Jensen OP, Ricard D, Palumbi SR. 2011. Unexpected patterns of fisheries collapse in the world's oceans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(20): 8317-8322. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1015313108.   pdf
Ricard D, Minto C, Jensen OP, Baum JK (in press) . 2011. Examining the knowledge base and status of commercially exploited marine species with the RAM Legacy Stock Assessment Database. Fish and Fisheries doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2011.00435.x.   Paper
Trebilco R, Halpern BS, Mills Flemming J, Field C, Blanchard W, Worm B. 2011. Mapping species richness and human impact drivers to inform global pelagic conservation prioritisation. Biological Conservation 144: 1758-1766.   pdf
Ward-Paige CA, Lotze HK . 2011. Assessing the value of recreational divers for censusing elasmobranchs. PLoS ONE 6(10): e25609. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025609.   pdf
Ward-Paige C, Pattengill-Semmens C, Myers RA, Lotze HK. 2011. Spatial and temporal trends in yellow stingray abundance: evidence from diver surveys. Environmental Biology of Fishes 90:263–276. DOI 10.1007/s10641-010-9739-1 .   pdf
Winship AJ, Jorgensen SJ, Shaffer SA, Jonsen ID, Robinson PW, Costa DP, Block BA. 2011. State-space framework for estimating measurement error from double-tagging telemetry experiments. Methods in Ecology and Evolution (in press).   
Worm, B. & Tittensor, D. P. 2011. Range contraction in large pelagic predators. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 108: doi:10.1073/pnas.1102353108.   pdf   Commentary by J. Brown
2010
Boudreau SA, Worm B. 2010. Top-down control of lobster in the Gulf of Maine: insights from local ecological knowledge and research surveys. Marine Ecology Progress Series 403: 181-191.   pdf   Outreach Document
Boyce DG, Lewis MR, Worm B. 2010. Global phytoplankton decline over the past century. Nature 466: 591-596. doi:10.1038/nature09268.   pdf
Branch TA, Watson R, Fulton EA, Jennings S, McGilliard CR, Pablico GT, Ricard D, Tracey SR. 2010. The trophic fingerprint of marine fisheries. Nature 468: 431–435, doi:10.1038/nature09528.   pdf
Clark MR, Tittensor DP. 2010. An index to assess the risk to stony corals from bottom trawling on seamounts. Marine Ecology 31 (Suppl. 1): 200–211. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0485.2010.00392.x.   pdf
Coll M, Piroddi C, Steenbeek J, Kaschner K, Lasram FBR, Aguzzi1 J, Ballesteros E, Bianchi CN, Corbera J, Dailianis T, Danovaro R, Estrada M, Froglia C, Galil BS, Gaso JM, Gertwagen R, Gil J, Guilhaumon F, Kesner-Reyes K, Kitsos MS, Koukouras A, Lampadariou N, Laxamana E, López-Fé de la Cuadra CM, Lotze HK, Martin D, Mouillot D, Oro D, Raicevich S, Rius-Barile J, Saiz-Salinas JI, San Vicente C, Somot S, Templado J, Turon X, Dimitris V, Villanueva R, Voultsiadou E. 2010. Biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea: estimates, patterns and threats. PLoS ONE 5(8): e11842. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011842.   pdf
Ferretti F, Worm B, Britten GL, Heithaus MR, Lotze HK. 2010. Patterns and ecosystem consequences of shark declines in the ocean. Ecology Letters 13: 1055-1071.   pdf   Supplemental Info
Hutchings JA, Minto C, Ricard D, Baum JK, Jensen OP. 2010. Trends in the abundance of marine fishes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 1205-1210 doi:10.1139/F10-081.   pdf
Lotze HK. 2010. Historical Reconstruction of Human-Induced Changes in U.S. Estuaries. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review 48: 265-336.   pdf
Mills Flemming J, Jonsen ID, Myers RA, Field CA. 2010. Hierarchical state-space estimation of leatherback turtle navigation ability. PLoS ONE 5(12): e14245.   pdf
Tittensor DP, Baco AR, Hall-Spencer JM, Orr JC, Rogers AD. 2010. Seamounts as refugia from ocean acidification for cold-water stony corals. Marine Ecology 31 (Suppl. 1): 212–225.   pdf
Tittensor DP, Mora C, Ricard D, Jetz W, Lotze HK, E. Vanden Berghe, Worm B. 2010. Global patterns and predictors of marine biodiversity across taxa. Nature 466: 1098-1101. doi:10.1038/nature09329.   pdf
Ward-Paige C, Mills Flemming J, Lotze HK . 2010. Overestimating fish counts by non-instantaneous visual censuses: Consequences for population and community descriptions. PLoS ONE 5(7): e11722. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011722.   pdf
Ward-Paige C, Mora C, Lotze HK, Pattengill-Semmens C, McClenachan L, Arias-Castro E, Myers RA . 2010. Large-scale absence of sharks on reefs in the greater-Caribbean: a footprint of human pressures. PLoS ONE 5(8): e11968. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011968.   pdf   Press Material
Whitehead H, O’Brien K, Worm B . 2010. Diversity of deep-water cetaceans and primary productivity. Marine Ecology Progress Series 408: 1-5.   pdf
Worm B, Lotze HK, Jonsen I, Muir C. 2010. The Future of Marine Animal Populations. Chapter 16. In: McIntyre AD (ed) Life in the World's Oceans: Diversity, Distribution and Abundance. Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, pp 315-330.   Online version
2009
Baum J, Worm B. 2009. Cascading top-down effects of changing oceanic predator abundances. Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 699-714, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2009.01531.x.   pdf
Breed, GA, Jonsen ID, Myers RA, Bowen WD, Leonard ML. 2009. Sex-specific, seasonal foraging tactics of adult grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) revealed by state-space analysis. Ecology 90(11): 3209-3221.   pdf
Calvert AM, Bonner SJ, Jonsen ID, Flemming JM, Walde SJ, Taylor PD. 2009. A hierarchical Bayesian approach to multi-state mark-recapture: simulations and applications. Journal of Applied Ecology 46:610-620.   
Lotze HK, Glaser M. 2009. Ecosystem services of semi-enclosed marine systems. In: Urban ER Jr, Sundby B, Malanotte-Rizzoli P, Melillo J (eds.) Watersheds, Bays and Bounded Seas. Island Press, Washington, DC, pp 227-249.   
Lotze HK, Muir C. 2009. Past Lives - Piecing together the ecological history of coastal ecosystems can inform today's marine management. Webb T, Holt A (eds) Marine Ecology: Special issue. Bulletin of the British Ecological Society 40: 14-16.   pdf
Lotze HK, Worm B. 2009. Historical baselines for large marine animals. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24(5): 254-262.   pdf
Lucifora LO, Garcia VB, Menni RC, Escalante AH, Hozbor NM. 2009. Effects of body size, age and maturity stage on diet in a large shark: ecological and applied implications. Ecological Research 24: 109-118. doi 10.1007/s11284-008-0487-z.   pdf
Mora C, Myers RA, Coll M, Libralato S, Pitcher TJ, et al.. 2009. Management Effectiveness of the World's Marine Fisheries PLoS Biology 7(6): e1000131.doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1000131.   Paper
Snelgrove P, Flitner M, Ekau W, Glaser M, Lotze HK, Phillipart K, Sompongchaiyakul P, Yuwono E. 2009. Governance and management of ecosystem services in semi-enclosed marine systems. In: Urban ER Jr, Sundby B, Malanotte-Rizzoli P, Melillo J (eds.) Watersheds, Bays and Bounded Seas. Island Press, Washington, DC, pp 49-76.   
Swain, DP, Jonsen ID, Simon JE, Myers RA. 2009. Assessing threats to species at risk using stage-structured state-space models: mortality trends in skate populations. Ecological Applications 19(5): 1347-1364.   pdf
Tittensor D, Baco A, Brewin P, Clark MR, Consalvey M, Hall-Spencer J, Rowden A, Schlacher T, Stocks KI, Rogers AD. 2009. Predicting global habitat suitability for stony corals on seamounts. Journal of Biogeography 36: 1111-1128.   pdf
Worm B, Hilborn R, Baum JK, Branch TA, Collie JS, Costello C, Fogarty MJ, Fulton EA, Hutchings JA, Jennings S, Jensen OP, Lotze HK, Mace PA, McClanahan TR, Minto C, Palumbi SR, Parma AM, Ricard D, Rosenberg AA, Watson R, Zeller D. 2009. Rebuilding global fisheries. Science 325: 578-585, doi: 10.1126/science.1173146.   pdf
Worm B, Lotze HK. 2009. Changes in marine biodiversity as an indicator of climate change. In: Letcher T (ed) Climate change: observed impacts on Planet Earth. Elsevier, pp 263-279.   pdf
2008
Anderson S, Lotze HK, Shackell N. 2008. Evaluating the knowledge base for expanding low-trophic level fisheries in Atlantic Canada. Canadian Journal for Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65: 2553-2571.   pdf
Boyce DG, Tittensor DP, Worm B. 2008. Effects of temperature on global patterns of tuna and billfish richness Marine Ecology Progress Series 355, 267-276.   pdf
Coll M, Lotze HK, Romanuk T. 2008. Structural degradation in Mediterranean Sea food webs: testing ecological hypotheses using stochastic and mass-balance modelling. Ecosystems 11: 939-960.   pdf
Davies TD, Jonsen ID. 2008. Recovery potential assessment of 4VWX Cusk (Brosme brosme): Population models. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document 2008/028.   
Ferretti F, Myers RA, Serena F, Lotze HK. 2008. Loss of large predatory sharks from the Mediterranean Sea. Conservation Biology 22(4): 952-964.   pdf
Ford JS, Myers RA. 2008. A global assessment of salmon aquaculture impacts on wild salmonids. PLoS Biology 6(2): e33. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.0060033.   pdf
Garcia V, Lucifora LO, Myers RA. 2008. The importance of habitat and life history to extinction risk in sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275: 83-89.   pdf
Heithaus MR, Frid A, Wirsing AJ, Worm B. 2008. Predicting ecological consequences of marine top predator declines. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 23(4): 202-210, doi:10.1016/j.tree.2008.01.003.   pdf   Erratum
Kar TK, Matsuda H . 2008. A bioeconomic model of a single-species fishery with a marine reserve. Journal of Environmental Management 86:171-180.   pdf
Lotze HK, Flitner M, Urban E Jr. 2008. Coastal basins on the edge - Cumulative effects of multiple human activities where land and ocean meet. UNESCO-SCOPE-UNEP Policy Briefs No.7, September 2008.   pdf
Lotze HK, Worm B. 2008. Why we should care about the ocean. In: Flight N (ed) A Passion for This Earth: Reflections Inspired by David Suzuki. Greystone Books, Vancouver, Canada, pp 139-148.   
Mora, C. 2008. A clear human footprint on the Caribbean coral reefs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 275: 767-773 /doi:10.1098/rspb.2007.1472.   pdf   Press Release
Mora C, Tittensor DP, Myers RA. 2008. The completeness of taxonomic inventories for describing the global diversity and distribution of marine fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275: 149-155.   pdf
Peterson CH, Barber R, Christian RR, Cottingham K, Lotze HK, Simenstad C, Piehler M, Wilson JW. 2008. National Estuaries. In: Julius SH, West JM (eds) Preliminary review of adaptation options for climate-sensitive ecosystems and resources. A Report by the U.S. Climate Change Science Program and the Subcommittee on Global Change Research, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, USA, 873 p.   
Sherrill-Mix SA, James MC. 2008. Evaluating potential tagging effects on leatherback sea turtles. Endangered Species Research 4: 187-193. doi:10.3354/esr00070.   pdf
Whitehead H, McGill B, Worm B. 2008. Diversity of deep-water cetaceans in relation to temperature: implications for ocean warming. Ecology Letters 11:1198-1207.   pdf
2007
Diaz-Pulido G, McCook LJ, Larkum AWD, Lotze HK, Raven JA, Schaffelke B, Smith JE, Steneck RS. 2007. Vulnerability of macroalgae of the Great Barrier Reef to climate change. Marshall PA, Johnson J (eds) Climate change and the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville, pp 153-192.   
Dormann CF, McPherson JM, Araújo MB, Bivand R, Bolliger J, Carl G, Davies RG, Hirzel A, Jetz W, Kissling WD, Kühn I, Ohlemüller R, Peres-Neto PR, Reineking B, Schröder B, Schurr FM, Wilson R. . 2007. Methods to account for spatial autocorrelation in the analysis of species distributional data: a review Ecography 30:609-628. doi: 10.1111/j.2007.0906-7590.05171.x.   pdf
James MC, Sherrill-Mix SA, Myers RA. 2007. Population characteristics and seasonal migrations of leatherback sea turtles at high latitudes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 337: 245-254.   pdf   Abstract
Jonsen ID, Myers RA, James MC. 2007. Identifying leatherback turtle foraging behaviour from satellite telemetry using a switching state-space model. Marine Ecology Progress Series 337: 255-264.   pdf   Supplement 1    Supplement 2
Kar TK, Matsuda H . 2007. Regulation of a multi-fleet fishery. Research Journal of Environmental Sciences 1(3): 93-101.   pdf
Kar TK, Matsuda H . 2007. Permanence and optimization of harvesting return: a stage structured prey-predator fishery Research Journal of Environmental Sciences 1(2): 35-46.   pdf
Lotze HK . 2007. Rise and fall of fishing and marine resource use in the Wadden Sea, southern North Sea. Fisheries Research 87: 208-218.   pdf
MacKenzie B.R., Myers R.A.. 2007. The development of the northern European fishery for north Atlantic bluefin tuna Thunnus thynnus during 1900-1950. Fisheries Research 87(2-3): 229-239.   pdf
Mora C, Metzger R, Rollo A, Myers RA. 2007. Experimental simulations about the effects of overexploitation and habitat fragmentation on populations facing environmental warming. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 274: 1023-1028, doi:10.1098/rspb.2006.0338.   pdf   Supplementary Material    Press material
Myers RA, Baum JK, Shepherd TD, Powers SP, Peterson CH . 2007. Cascading effects of the loss of apex predatory sharks from a coastal ocean. Science 315: 1846-1850.   pdf   Supporting Online Material    Press Material on www.globalshark.ca
Myers RA, Boudreau SA, Kenney RD, Moore MJ, Rosenberg AA, Sherrill-Mix SA, Worm B. 2007. Saving endangered whales at no cost. Current Biology 17: 10-11.   pdf   Supplemental Data    Press Release
Sherrill-Mix SA, James M, Myers RA . 2007. Migration cues and timing in leatherback sea turtles. Behavioral Ecology 19(2): 231-236, doi:10.1093/beheco/arm104.   pdf
Tittensor DP, Micheli F, Nystrom M, Worm B. 2007. Human impacts on the species-area relationship in reef fish assemblages. Ecology Letters 10(9): 760-72.   pdf   Supplementary Information
Ward P, Myers RA. 2007. Bait loss and its potential effects on fishing power in pelagic longline fisheries. Fisheries Research 86 (1): 69-76. doi:10.1016/j.fishres.2007.05.002.   pdf
Worm B, Barbier EB, Beaumont N, Duffy JE, Folke C, Halpern BS, Jackson JBC, Lotze HK, Micheli F, Palumbi SR, Sala E, Selkoe K, Stachowicz JJ, Watson R. 2007. Biodiversity loss in the ocean: How bad is it? Response Science 316: 1282-1284.   pdf
Worm B, Barbier EB, Beaumont N, Duffy JE, Folke C, Halpern BS, Jackson JBC, Lotze HK, Micheli F, Palumbi SR, Sala E, Selkoe K, Stachowicz JJ, Watson R. 2007. Response to comments on 'Impacts of biodiversity loss on ocean ecosystem services'. Science 316: 1285.   pdf
Worm B, Lotze HK, Myers RA. 2007. Ecosystem effects of fishing and whaling in the North Pacific and Atlantic Ocean. In: Estes JA et al. (eds) Whales, whaling and ocean ecosystems. University of California Press, Berkley, CA, USA, pp 333-341.   pdf
2006
Edwards AM. 2006. Negative zooplankton do not exist: a response to 'On the stability of some equilibrium points in a plankton population model'. Dynamical Systems 21(2): 231-233.   pdf
James MC, Ottensmeyer CA, Eckert SA, Myers RA. 2006. Changes in diel diving patterns accompany shifts between northern foraging and southward migration in leatherback turtles. Canadian Journal of Zoology 84: 754-765.   pdf
James MC, Sherrill-Mix SA, Martin KE, Myers RA. 2006. Canadian waters provide critical foraging habitat for leatherback turtles. Biological Conservation 133: 347-357.   pdf
Jonsen ID, Myers RA, James MC. 2006. Robust hierarchical state-space models reveal diel variation in movement rates of migrating leatherback turtles. Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 1046-1057.   pdf
Kavanagh E (Ed.). 2006. How protected are coral reefs? - Correspondence in response to Coral reefs and the global network of marine protected areas. Science 314: 757-760.   pdf   Original Article by Mora et al. 2006.    Supplemental Material
Lotze HK, Lenihan HS, Bourque BJ, Bradbury RH, Cooke RG, Kay MC, Kidwell SM, Kirby MX, Peterson CH, Jackson JBC. 2006. Depletion, degradation, and recovery potential of estuaries and coastal seas. Science 312: 1806-1809.   pdf   Supporting Online Material    Press Release on Lenfest Ocean Program's Website
Mills Flemming JE, Field CA, James MC, Jonsen ID, Myers RA. 2006. How well can animals navigate? Estimating the circle of confusion from tracking data. Environmetrics 17: 351-362.   pdf
Mora C, Andréfouët S, Costello MJ, Kranenburg C, Rollo A, Veron J, Gaston KJ, Myers RA. 2006. Coral reefs and the global network of marine protected areas. Science 312: 1750-1751.   pdf   Supplemental Material    Correspondence in Science
Swain DP, Jonsen ID, Myers RA. 2006. Recovery potential assessment of 4T and 4VW winter skate (Leucoraja ocellata): Population models. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat Research Document 2006/004.   
Ward P, Myers RA. 2006. Do habitat models accurately predict the depth distribution of pelagic fishes? Fisheries Oceanography 15(1): 60-66.   pdf
Worm B, Barbier EB, Beaumont N, Duffy JE, Folke C, Halpern BS, Jackson JBC, Lotze HK, Micheli F, Palumbi SR, Sala E, Selkoe KA, Stachowicz JJ, Watson R. 2006. Impacts of Biodiversity Loss on Ocean Ecosystem Services. Science 314: 787-760.   pdf   Supporting Online Material    Press Material
Worm B, Lotze HK. 2006. Effects of eutrophication, grazing, and algal blooms on rocky shores. Limnology and Oceanography 51:569-579.   pdf
2005
Baum JK, McPherson JM, Myers RA . 2005. Farming need not replace fishing if stocks are rebuilt. Nature 437: 26.   pdf
James MC, Eckert SA, Myers RA. 2005. Migratory and reproductive movements of male leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea). Marine Biology 147: 845-853.   pdf   Link to Paper
James MC, Myers RA, and Ottensmeyer CA. 2005. Behaviour of leatherback sea turtles, Dermochelys coriacea, during the migratory cycle. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 272: 1547-1555.   pdf   Link to News Item
James MC, Ottensmeyer CA, Myers RA. 2005. Identification of high-use habitat and threats to leatherback sea turtles in northern waters: new directions for conservation. Ecology Letters 8: 195-201.   pdf
Jonsen ID, Mills Flemming J, Myers RA. 2005. Robust state-space modeling of animal movement data. Ecology 86(11): 2874-2880.   pdf   Appendices A and B    Link to WInBugs Code on FMAP Website
Lotze HK. 2005. Radical changes in the Wadden Sea fauna and flora over the last 2000 years. Helgoland Marine Research 59: 71-83.   pdf
Lotze HK, Reise K (eds). 2005. Ecological history of the Wadden Sea. Helgoland Marine Research 59.   
Lotze HK, Reise K, Worm B, Van Beusekom J, Busch M, Ehlers A, Heinrich D, Hoffmann RC, Holm P, Jensen C, Knottnerus OS, Langhanki N, Prummel Vollmer M, Wolff WJ . 2005. Human transformation of the Wadden Sea ecosystem through time: a synthesis. Helgoland Marine Research 59:71-83.   pdf
Myers RA, Ottensmeyer CA. 2005. Extinction risk in marine species. In: Norse EA, Crowder LB (ed) In Marine Conservation Biology: the Science of Maintaining the Sea's Biodiversity Island Press, Washington, DC, pp 58-79.   pdf
Myers RA, Worm B. 2005. Reply to Decline of Pacific tuna populations exaggerated? Nature 434: E2.   pdf   Link to Rapid worldwide depletion of predatory fish communities
Myers RA, Worm B. 2005. Extinction, survival, or recovery of large predatory fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 360: 13-20.   pdf   The Royal Society    Press Release
Safina C, Rosenburg AA, Myers RA, Quinn TJ II, Collie JS. 2005. U.S. Ocean Fish Recovery: Staying the Course. Science 309: 707-708.   pdf
Shepherd TD, Myers RA. 2005. Direct and indirect fishery effects on small coastal elasmobranchs in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Ecology Letters 8: 1095-1104. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2005.00807.x.   pdf   Supplementary Information    Cover of Ecology Letters
Stefansson G, Rosenberg AA. 2005. Combining control measures for managing fisheries under uncertainty: quotas, effort limitation and protected areas. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 360: 133-146.   pdf
Stokesbury MJW, Harvey-Clark C, Gallant J, Block BA, Myers RA. 2005. Movement and environmental preferences of Greenland sharks (Somniosus microcephalus) electronically tagged in the St. Lawrence Estuary, Canada. Marine Biology 148: 159-165.   Link to Paper     Link to video of Greenland sharks
Ward P, Myers RA. 2005. Shifts in open ocean fish communities coinciding with the commencement of commercial fishing. Ecology 86: 835-847.   pdf   Press Release from The Pew Foundation
Ward P, Myers RA . 2005. Inferring the depth distribution of catchability for pelagic fishes and correcting for variations in the depth of pelagic longline fishing gear. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 62: 1130-1142.   pdf
Worm B, Sandow M, Oschlies A, Lotze HK, Myers RA. 2005. Global patterns of predator diversity in the open oceans. Science 309: 1365-1369.   pdf   Supplemental Information    Press Material on FMAP Website
2004
Baum JK. 2004. COSEWIC assessment and status report on the porbeagle shark Lamna nasus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada .   pdf   Link to Canada's Species at Risk Act (SARA) Public Registry    SARA Legal Listing Consultation Workbook
Baum JK, Myers RA. 2004. Shifting baselines and the decline of pelagic sharks in the Gulf of Mexico. Ecology Letters 7(2): 135-145.   pdf
Brynjarsdottir J, Stefansson G. 2004. Statistical analysis of cod catch data from Icelandic groundfish surveys. Fisheries Research 70: 195 - 208.   pdf
Cooper AB, Rosenberg AA, Stefansson G, Mangel M . 2004. Examining the importance of consistency in multi-vessel trawl survey design based on the U.S. west coast groundfish bottom trawl survey. Fisheries Research 70: 239-250.   pdf
Gibson AJF, Myers RA. 2004. Estimating reference fishing mortality rates from noisy spawner-recruit data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 61: 1771-1783.   pdf
Harley S, Myers RA, Field CA. 2004. Hierarchical models improve abundance estimates: spawning biomass of hoki in Cook Strait, New Zealand. Ecological Applications 14: 1479-1494.   pdf
Hilborn R, Stokes K, Maguire JJ, Smith T, Botsford LW, Mangel M, Orensanz J, Parma A, Rice J, Bell J, Cochrane KL, Garcia S, Hall SJ, Kirkwood GP, Sainsbury K, Stefansson G, and Walters C. 2004. When can marine protected areas improve fisheries management? Ocean & Coastal Management 47: 197-205.   pdf
Hrafnkelsson B, Stefansson G. 2004. A model for categorical length data from groundfish surveys. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 61:1135-1142.   pdf
James MC, Mrosovsky N. 2004. Body temperatures of leatherback turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in temperate waters off Nova Scotia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Zoology 82: 1302-1306.   pdf
Lotze HK. 2004. Repetitive history of resource depletion and mismanagement: the need for a shift in perspective. In: Browman HI, Stergiou KI (eds) Perspectives on ecosystem-based approaches to the management of marine resources. Marine Ecology Progress Series 274: 282-285.   pdf
Lotze HK, Milewski I . 2004. Two centuries of multiple human impacts and successive changes in a North Atlantic food web. Ecological Applications 14: 1428-1447.   pdf
Myers RA, Levin SA, Lande R, James FC, Murdoch WW, Paine RT. 2004. Hatcheries and endangered salmon. Science 303: 1980.   pdf   Paper on Science website
Ward PJ, Myers RA, Blanchard W . 2004. Fish lost at sea: the effect of soak time and timing on pelagic longline catches. Fishery Bulletin 102: 179-195.   pdf   Supporting documents
Worm B, Myers RA . 2004. Managing fisheries in a changing climate. Nature 429: 15.   pdf
2003
Barrowman NJ, Myers RA . 2003. Raindrop plots: a new way to display collections of likelihoods and distributions. The American Statistician 57: 1-6.   pdf
Barrowman NJ, Myers RA, Hilborn R, Kehler DG, Field CA. 2003. The variability among populations of coho salmon in the maximum reproductive rate and depensation. Ecological Applications 13: 784-793.   pdf
Baum JK, Myers RA, Kehler DG, Worm B, Harley SJ, Doherty PA. 2003. Collapse and conservation of shark populations in the Northwest Atlantic. Science. 299: 389-392.   pdf   Paper on Science website
Gibson AJF, Myers RA. 2003. A statistical, age-structured, life-history-based stock assessment model for anadromous Alosa. In: KE Limburg and JR Waldman (eds) In Biodiversity, status, and conservation of the world's shads. American Fisheries Society, pp 275-284.   pdf
Gibson AJF, Myers RA. 2003. A meta-analysis of the habitat carrying capacity and maximum reproductive rate of anadromous alewife in eastern North America. In: KE Limburg and JR Waldman (eds). In Biodiversity, status, and conservation of the world's shads. American Fisheries Society, pp 211-222.   pdf
Jonsen ID, Myers RA, Flemming J . 2003. Meta-analysis of animal movment using state-space models. Ecology 84: 3055-3063.   pdf
Myers RA, Worm B. 2003. Rapid worldwide depletion of predatory fish communities. Nature 423: 280-283.   pdf   Supplementary Information    Press material
Ogden JC, Podesta G, Zingone A, Weibe W, Myers RA. 2003. Las ciencias del mar en la Argentina. Revista Ciencia Hoy 13: 77.   pdf
Worm B, Duffy JE . 2003. Biodiversity, productivity, and stability in real food webs. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 18:628-632.   pdf
Worm B, Lotze HK, Myers RA . 2003. Predator diversity hotspots in the blue ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 100: 9884-9888.   pdf
Worm B, Myers RA . 2003. Meta-analysis of cod-shrimp interactions reveals top-down control in oceanic food webs. Ecology 84: 162-173.   pdf   Spreadsheet with data

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