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Recent Publications

CSULB faculty and students (both undergraduate and graduate) routinely present their work to fellow scientists and the public via presentations at scientific meetings or publication in peer-reviewed journals. Below is a selection of some recent publications, not including book chapters or conference proceedings. Names of CSULB student authors are in bold; names of faculty are italicized. For complete lists of publications, see individual faculty websites.



Anderson, J.M., E.S. Burns, E.N. Meese, T.F Farrugia, B.S. Stirling, C.F. White, R.K. Logan, J. O’Sullivan, C. Winkler, and C.G. Lowe. 2021. Interannual nearshore habitat use of young-of-the-year white sharks off southern California. Frontiers in Marine Science,

Cameron, H., D.W. Johnson, K. Monro, and D.J. Marshall. 2021. Multilevel selection on offspring size and the maintenance of variation. American Naturalist 197(4):448-460,

Clevenstine, A.J., and C.G. Lowe. 2021.Aggregation site fidelity and movement patterns of the protected marine predator giant sea bass (Stereolepis gigas). Environmental Biology of Fishes,

Ellison, A., A. Pouv, and D.A. Pace. 2021. Different protein metabolic strategies for growth during food-induced physiological plasticity in echinoid larvae. Journal of Experimental Biology 224(4):jeb230748,

Holland, E.B., and I. N. Pessah. 2021. Non-Dioxin-Like Polychlorinated Biphenyl Neurotoxic Equivalents Found in Environmental and Human Samples. Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology 120:104842,

Nguyen, H., T. Hoang, D. Hawkins, B. Allen, and B. Pernet. 2021. Temporal variation in food limitation in larvae of the sand dollar Dendraster excentricus. Marine Ecology Progress Series 665:127-143,

Nosal, A.P., D.P. Cartamil, A.J. Ammann, L.F. Bellquist, N.J. Ben-Aderet, K.M. Blincow, E.S. Burns, E.D. Chapman, R.M. Freedman, A.P. Klimley, R.K. Logan, C.G. Lowe, B.X. Semmens, C.F. White, and P.A. Hastings. 2021. Triennial migration and philopatry in the critically endangered soupfin shark (Galeorhinus galeus). Journal of Applied Ecology,

Silva Garay, L., and C.G. Lowe. 2021. Effects of temperature and body-mass on the standard metabolic rates of the round stingray, Urobatis halleri (Cooper, 1863). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology,

Tanaka, K.R., K.S. Van Houtan, E. Mailander, B.S. Dias, C. Galginaitus, J. O’Sullivan, C.G. Lowe, and S.J. Jorgensen. 2021. North Pacific warming contracts and shifts the range of a marine apex predator. Scientific Reports,


Barilotti, A., C.F. White, and C.G. Lowe. 2020. Fishing pier association of white croaker and California halibut within the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 119(1):18-34

Barraza, A.D., L.M. Komoroske, C. Allen, T. Eguchi, R. Gossett, E. Holland, D.D. Lawson, R.A. LeRoux, V. Lorenzi, J.A. Seminoff, and C.G. Lowe. 2020. Persistent organic pollutants in green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) inhabiting two urbanized southern California habitats. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 153:110979

Burns, E.S., A.J. Clevenstine, R.K. Logan, and C.G. Lowe. 2020. Evidence of artificial habitat use by a recovering marine predator in southern California. Journal of Fish Biology 97(6),

Granek, E.F., S.M. Brander, and E.B. Holland. 2020. Microplastics in aquatic organisms: Improving understanding and identifying research directions for the next decade. Limnology and Oceanography Letters 5(1):1-4, 

Fork, S., B. Pernet, and K. Wasson. 2020. Successful establishment of an extensive breeding population of a marine pulmonate snail far poleward of its previously documented range. Marine Biodiversity Records 13:5,

Hagan, W., C.R. Whitcraft, and L. Henriques. 2020. A Scientists-Science Teacher Partnership that Supports Meaningful Learning. The Science Teacher 87(9):64-70.

Harvey, M., S.N. Giddings, J. Largier, E.D. Stein, J.A. Crooks, C.R Whitcraft, T. Gallien, H. Meltzer, G. Pawlak, K. Thorne, K. Johnston, L. Tiefenthaler, R. Ambrose, S.C. Schroeter, M.M. Page, and H. Elwany. 2020. Effects of the 2015-2016 El Niño on Water Levels in Southern California Estuaries and Implications for Elevated Sea Levels. Estuaries and Coasts 43:256-271,

Hernandez, R., I. Acedo, and J.G. Dillon. 2020. Impact of wave action and rainfall on incidence and antibiotic resistance of total coliforms in southern California beaches. Journal of Water & Health 18.5:766-775,

Li, Y., A. Omori, R.L. Flores, S. Satterfield, C. Nguyen, T. Ota, T. Tsurugaya, T. Ikuta, K. Ikeo, M. Kikuchi, J.C.K. Leong, A. Reich, M. Hao, W. Wan, Y. Dong, Y. Ren, S. Zhang, T. Zeng, M. Uesaka, Y. Uchida, X. Li, T.F. Shibat, T. Bino, K. Ogawa, S. Shigenobu, M. Kondo, F. Wang, L. Chen, G. Wessel, H. Saiga, R.A. Cameron, B. Livingston, C. Bradham, W. Wang, and N. Irie. Genomic insights of body plan transitions from bilateral to pentameral symmetry in echinoderms. Communications Biology (2020) 3:371,

McAtee, K., K. Thorne, and C.R. Whitcraft. 2020. Short-term impact of sediment augmentation on plants and invertebrates in a southern California salt marsh. PLOS One,

McCann, B.M., and D.W. Johnson. 2020. Estimating growth, size-dependent mortality, and tag loss in a mark-recapture study: demography of wavy turban snails in Southern California, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 659:97-112,

McLain,N., L. CamargoC.R. Whitcraft, and J.G. Dillon. 2020. Metrics for evaluating inundation impacts on the decomposer communities in a Southern California coastal salt marsh. Wetlands 40:2443-2459,

McGarigal, C.R., M.M. Galima, D. Topping, K. Goldman, D. Cartamil, K.M. Kelley, and C.G. Lowe. 2020. Physiological and behavioral effects of angling on California sheephead (Semicossyphus pulcher): response, recovery, and captivity stress of an important gamefish in Southern California. Journal of Fisheries Research 4(3):1-11

Meese, E,N., and C.G. Lowe. 2020. Acoustic telemetry and tri-axial accelerometers reveal fine-scale movement strategies of a non-obligate ram ventilator. Movement Ecology 8(1):8

Meese, E.N. and C.G. Lowe.  2020.  Daytime sheltering behaviors of California horn sharks (Heterodontus francisci). Marine Ecology Progress Series 103(6):703-717

Pernet, B. 2020. An oral brush of cilia in the feeding larvae of Micronephtys cornuta (Annelida, Nephtyidae). Invertebrate Biology 139:e12287,

Pernet, B. 2020. Opposed bands of cilia in the nonfeeding larvae of the serpulid annelid Salmacina tribranchiata. Invertebrate Biology 139:e12285,

Primpke, S., S. H. Christiansen, W. Cowger, H. de Frond, A. Deshpande, M. Fischer, E.B. Holland, M. Meyns, B.A. O’Donnell, B.E. Oßmann, M.Pittroff, G. Sarau, B.M. Scholz-Böttcher, K.J. Wiggin. 2020. Critical Assessment of Analytical Methods for the Harmonized and Cost-Efficient Analysis of Microplastics. Applied Spectroscopy 74(9):1012-1047, 

Satterfield, D., and D.W. Johnson. 2020. Local adaptation of antipredator behaviors in populations of a temperate reef fish. Oecologia 194(4):571-584,

Ziegler, A., A.M. Gilligan, J.G. Dillon, and B. Pernet. 2020. Schizasterid heart urchins host microorganisms in a digestive symbiosis of Mesozoic origin. Frontiers in Microbiology 11:1697,



Adams, T., C.A. Griffiths, V. Leos-Barajas, E. Meese, C.G. Lowe, R. Langrock, P. Blackwell, D. Righton. 2019. Joint modelling of multi-scale animal movement data using hierarchical hidden Markov models. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10:1536-1550

Appy, R.G., S. Goffredi, B. Pernet, and C. Latino. 2019. Experimental elucidation of the life cycle of Rhinebothrium urobatidium (Cestoda: Rhinebothriidea) from the round stingray (Urobatis halleri) to first and second intermediate hosts. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 118(3): 139-157,

Barraza, A.D., L.M. Komoroske, C. Allen, T. Eguchi, R. Gossett, E. Holland, D. Lawson, R.A. LeRoux, V. Lorenzi, J. Seminoff, C.G. Lowe. 2019. Trace metals in green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) inhabiting two southern California coastal estuaries. Chemosphere 223:342-350

Burns, E.S., J. Armstrong, D. Tang, K. Sakamoto, and C.G. Lowe. 2019. The residency, movement patterns and habitat association of several demersal fish species to the Orange County Sanitation District wastewater outfall. Marine Pollution Bulletin 149:110638

Fuentes, C., C.R. Whitcraft, and D. Zacherl. 2019. Adaptive restoration reveals potential effect of tidal elevation on oyster restoration outcomes. Wetlands,

Johnson, D.W., Stirling, B.S., Paz, J., and D.R. Satterfield. 2019. Geographic variation in demography of black perch (Embiotoca jacksoni): Effects of density, food availability, predation, and fishing. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 516:16-24,

Logan, R., and C.G. Lowe. 2019. Space use and inferred spawning activity of three exploited gamefish species on a large artificial reef. Fisheries Management and Ecology 26:558-569

Lyons, K., J. Bigman, D. Kacev, C. Mull, A. Carlisle, J. Imhoff, J. Anderson, K. Weng, A. Shaw, E. Cave, T. Gunn, C.G. Lowe, R. Brill, C. Bedore. 2019. Bridging disciplines to advance elasmobranch conservation: applications of physiological ecology. Conservation Physiology 7, coz011,

Meese, E., C.G. Lowe. 2019. Finding a resting place: how environmental conditions influence the habitat selection of resting batoids. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 118(2):87-101

Mireles, C, C.J.B. Martin, C.G. Lowe. 2019. Site fidelity, vertical movement, and habitat use of nearshore reef fish on offshore petroleum platforms in the southern California. Bulletin of Marine Science 95(4):657–681

Passarelli, B., and B. Pernet. 2019. The marine live bait trade as a pathway for the introduction of non-indigenous species into California: patterns of importation and thermal tolerances of imported speciments. Management of Biological Invasions 10(1):80-95,

Peria, J., and B. Pernet. 2019. Tolerance to salinity and thermal stress by larvae and adults of the serpulid annelid Ficopomatus enigmaticus. Invertebrate Biology 138(4) e12271,

Pernet, B., Silverman, E.R. and P. Valentich Scott. 2019. The seashells of an iconic public artwork: diversity and provenance of the mollusks of the Watts Towers. Journal of Conservation and Museum Studies 17(1):1-11,

Lyons, K., J. Bigman, D. Kacev, C. Mull, A. Carlisle, J. Imhoff, J. Anderson, K. Weng, A. Shaw, E. Cave, T. Gunn, C.G. Lowe, R. Brill, C. Bedore. 2019. Bridging disciplines to advance elasmobranch conservation: applications of physiological ecology. Conservation Physiology 7:

Rangel, R.E., and D.W. Johnson. 2019. Variation in metabolic rate and a test of differential sensitivity to temperature in populations of woolly sculpin (Clinocottus analis). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 511:68-74,

Rodela, M.L., Sabet, S., Peterson, A., and J.G. Dillon. 2019. Broad environmental tolerance for a Salicola host-phage pair isolated from the Cargill Solar Saltworks, Newark, CA, USA. Microorganisms 7(4) E106,

Tasoff, A.J., and D.W. Johnson. 2019. Can larvae of a marine fish adapt to ocean acidification? Evaluating the evolutionary potential of California Grunion (Leuresthes tenuis).  Evolutionary Applications 12:560-571,

White, C.F., K. Lyons, S.J. Jorgensen, J. O’Sullivan, C. Winkler, K. Weng, C.G. Lowe. 2019. Quantifying habitat selection and variability in habitat suitability for juvenile white sharks. PLoSOne 14(5): e0214642

Wiggin, K.J., and E.B. Holland. 2019. Validation and application of cost and time effective methods for the detection of 3–500 μm sized microplastics in the urban marine and estuarine environments surrounding Long Beach, California. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 143:152-162,

Yee, A., J. Mackie, and B. Pernet. 2019. The distribution and genetic diversity of the non-indigenous annelid Ficopomatus enigmaticus in central and southern California. Aquatic Invasions 14(2):250-266,



Benson, J.F., Jorgensen, S.J., O’Sullivan, J.B., Winkler, C., White, C.F., Garcia-Rodriguez, E., Sosa-Nishizaki, O., and C.G. Lowe. 2018. Juvenile survival, competing risks, and spatial variation in mortality risk of a marine apex predator. Journal of Applied Ecology DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.13158

Huveneers, C, K. Apps, E.E. Bercceri-Garcia, B. Bruce, P.A. Butcher, A. Carlisle, T. Chapple, H. Christianen, G. Cliff, T. Curtis, T. Daly-Engel, H. Dewar, M. Dickens, M. Domeier, C. Duffy, R. Ford, G. French, M. Francis, F. Galvan-Magana, E. Garcia-Rodriguez, E. Gennari, B. Graham, B. Hayden, M. Hoyos-Parilla, N.E. Hussey, O. Jewell, S. Jorgensen, A. Kock, C. Lowe, K. Lyons, L.C. Meyer, G. Oelofse, E.C. Onate-Gonzalez, H. Oosthuizen, J. O’Sullivan, K. Ramm, G. Skomal, S. Sloan, M. Smale, O. Sosa-Nishizaki, E. Spreone, E. Tamburin, A. Towner, M. Wcisel, K. Weng, and J.M. Werry. 2018. Future research directions on the ‘elusive’ white shark. Frontiers in Marine Science,

Johnson, D.W., Christie, M.R., Pusack, T.J., Stallings, C.D., and M.A. Hixon. 2018. Integrating larval connectivity with local demography reveals regional dynamics of a marine metapopulation. Ecology 99:1419-1429

Johnson, D.W., and A. Dunk. 2018. A large-scale study of competition of two temperate reef fishes: temperature, functional diversity, and regional differences in dynamics. Marine Ecology Progress Series 593:97-109

Lafferty, K.D., K.C. Benesh, A.R. Mahon, C.L. Jerde, and C.G. Lowe. 2018. Signatures in the surf: detecting white sharks with environmental DNA. Frontiers in Marine Science DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00355

Li, X., E.B. Holland, W. Feng, J. Zheng, Y. Dong, I.N. Pessah, M. Duffel, L.W. Robertson, and H.J. Lehmler. 2018. Authentication of synthetic environmental contaminants and their (bio)transformation products in toxicology: polychlorinated biphenyls as an example. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 1:1-14

Logan, R., and C.G. Lowe. 2018. Site fidelity, movement patterns and inter-reef connectivity of three gamefish species on a large mitigation artificial reef and nearby natural reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 593:111-126

Logan, R., C. Winkler, K. Lyons, C.F. White, S.J. Jorgensen, J.B. O’Sullivan, and C.G. Lowe. 2018. Length, girth and weight morphometric relationships for juvenile white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in southern California. Journal of Fish Biology 93(5):842-849

Luongo, S., and C.G. Lowe. 2018. Seasonally acclimated metabolic Q10 of the California horn shark, Heterdontus francisci. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 503:129-135

Martinez-Steele, L., and C.G. Lowe, Okihiro, M.S., and R. Berlemont. 2018. Draft genome sequences of nine new Carnobacterium maltaromaticum strains isolated from diseased sharks. Genome Announcements 6(18): e00354-18

Papastamatiou, Y.P., Watanabe, Y., Demsar, U., Leos-Barajas, V., Bradley, D., Langrock, R., Weng, K., Lowe, C.G., Friedlander, A., and J. Caselle.  2018. Activity seascapes highlight central place foraging strategies in marine predators that never stop swimming. Movement Ecology 6:9

Papastamatiou, Y.P., Watanabe, Y.Y., Demsar, U., Leos, V., Langrock, R., Bradley, D., Weng, K., Lowe, C.G., Friedlander, A., and J. Caselle. 2018. Activity seascapes in central place foraging predators, which do not require a home range. Oikos 127:767-779

Rangel, R.E., and D. W. Johnson. 2018. Metabolic responses to temperature in a sedentary reef fish, the bluebanded goby (Lythrypnus dalli). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 501:83-89

Rendleman, A.J., and D.A. Pace. 2018. Physiology of growth in typical and transversus echinopluteus larvae. Invertebrate Biology 137:289–307

Rendleman, A.J., J.A. Rodrigues, A. Ohanian, and D. A. Pace. 2018. More than morphology: differences in food ration drive physiological plasticity in echinoid larvae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 501:1-15



Crear, D.P., D.D. Lawson, J.A. Seminoff, T. Eguchi, R.A. LeRoux, and C.G. Lowe. 2017. The effect of urbanization on the habitat use and behavior of the eastern Pacific green sea turtle, Chelonia midas. Southern California Academy of Sciences Bulletin 116(1):17-32

Davis, K., P.M. Carlson, C.G. Lowe, R.R. Warner, and J.E. Caselle. 2017. Drivers of parrotfish movement patterns vary with spatiotemporal scale. Marine Ecology Progress Series 577:149-164

Flores, R.L., and B.T. Livingston. 2017. The skeletal proteome of the sea star Patiria miniata and evolution of biomineralization in echinoderms. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17:125

Freedman, R., M. Espinoza, K.M. Voss, T. Farrugia, C.R. Whitcraft, and C.G. Lowe. 2017. Does estuary restoration design alter the fine-scale movements of grey smooth hounds (Mustelus californicus)? Southern California Academy of Sciences Bulletin 116(2):88-97

Holland, E.B., J.V. Goldstone, I.N. Pessah, A. Whitehead, N.M. Reid, S.I. Karchner, M.E. Hahn, D.E. Nacci, B.W. Clark, and J.J. Stegeman. 2017. Ryanodine receptor and FK506 binding protein 1 in the Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus): A phylogenetic and population-based comparison. Aquatic Toxicology,

Johnson, D.W. and M.E. Ranelletti. 2017. Natural spawning of a Hawaiian sea urchin, Tripneustes gratilla. Invertebrate Biology, 136:36, DOI 10.1111/ivb.12158

Karageorge, K.W. and R.R. Wilson, Jr. 2017. An integrative mating system assessment of a nonmodel, economically important Pacific rockfish (Sebastes melanops) reveals nonterritorial polygamy and conservation implications for a large species flock. Ecology and Evolution 7(24):111277-11291

Lizárraga, D., A. Danihel, and B. Pernet. 2017. Low concentrations of large inedible particles reduce feeding rates of echinoderm larvae. Marine Biology 164:102, DOI 10.1007/s00227-017-3134-9

Lyons, K., A.B. Carlisle, C.G. Lowe. 2017. Influence of ontogeny and environmental exposure on mercury accumulation in muscle and liver of male round stingrays. Marine Environmental Research 130:30-37

Lyons, K., C. Chabot, C. Mull, C. Paterson-Holder, and C.G. Lowe. 2017. Who’s my Daddy? Considerations for the influence of sexual selection on multiple paternity in elasmobranch mating systems. Ecology and Evolution, DOI 10.1002/ece3.3086

Onate-Gonzalez, E.C., O. Sosa-Nishizaki, S.Z. Herzka, C.G. Lowe, K. Lyons, O. Santana-Morales, C. Sepulveda, C. Guerrero-Avila, E. Garcia-Rodriguez, J.B. O’Sullivan. 2017. Importance of Bahia Sebastian Vizcaino as a nursery area for white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) in the northeastern Pacific: a fishery dependent analysis. Fisheries Research 188:125-137

Pernet, B., B.T. Livingston, C. Sojka, and D. Lizárraga. 2017. Embryogenesis and larval development of the seastar Astropecten armatus. Invertebrate Biology, DOI 10.1111/ivb.12172

Sawyna, J.M., W.R. Spivia, K. Radecki, D.A. Fraser, and C.G. Lowe. 2017. Association between chronic organochlorine exposure and immunotoxicity in the round stingray (Urobatis halleri). Environmental Toxicology 223:42-50

Von Tungeln, A. and B. Pernet. 2017. Differential host use affects fecundity of the gastropod Crepidula onyx. Marine Ecology 38(2), DOI 10.1111/maec.12421



Ahn, K., A. Ranganathan, C. Bever, S. Hwang, E.B. Holland, K. Morisseau, I. Pessah, B. Hammock and S. Gee. 2016. Detection of the antimicrobial Triclosan in environmental samples by immunoassay. Environmental Science & Technology 50:3754-3761.

Crear, D., D.D. Lawson, J.A. Seminoff, T. Eguchi, R.A. LeRoux, and C.G. Lowe. 2016. Seasonal shifts in the movement and distribution of green sea turtles, Chelonia mydas, in response to anthropogenically-altered water temperatures. Marine Ecology Progress Series 548:219-232

Dawson, K.S., S. Scheller, J.G. Dillon, and V.J. Orphan. 2016. Stable isotope phenotyping via cluster analysis of NanoSIMS data as a method for characterizing distinct microbial ecophysiologies and sulfur-cycling in the environment. Frontiers in Microbiology (Microbiological Chemistry and Geomicrobiology Specialty Section). 7. epub. 10.3389/fmicb.2016.00774

Farris, M., B. Ahr, and C.G. Lowe. 2016. Area use and movements of the white croaker (Genyonemus lineatus) in the Los Angeles and Long Beach harbors. Marine Environmental Research 120:145-153

Flores, R.L., K. Gonzalez, R.W. Seaver, and B.T. Livingston. 2016. The skeletal proteome of the brittle star Ophiothrix spiculata identifies C-type lectins and other proteins conserved in echinoderm skeleton formation. AIMS Molecular Science 3:357-367

Freedman, R.M., C. Espasandin, E.F. Holcombe, C.R. Whitcraft, B.J. Allen, D. Witting, and C.G. Lowe. 2016. Using movements and habitat utilization as a functional metric of restoration for estuarine juvenile fish habitat. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 8:361-373

Hays, G.C., L.C. Ferreira, A.M.M. Squeria, M.G. Meekan, C.M. Duarte, H. Bailey, F. Bailleul, W.D. Bowen, M.J. Caley, D.P. Costa, V.M. Eguiluz, S. Fossette, A.S. Friedlaender, N. Gales, A.C. Gleiss, J. Gunn, R. Harcourt, E.L. Hazen, M.R. Heithaus, M. Heupel, K. Holland, M. Horning, I. Jonsen, G.T. Kooyman, C.G. Lowe, P.T. Madsen, H. Marsh, R.A. Phillips, D. Righton, Y. Ropert-Coudert, K. Sato, S. Shaffer, C.A. Simpfendorfer, D.W. Sims, G. Skomal, A. Takahashi, P.N. Trathan, M. Wikelski, J.N. Womble, and M. Thums. 2016. Key questions in marine megafauna movement ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31(6):463-475

Holland, E.B., W. Feng, J. Zheng, Y. Dong, X. Li, H.J. Lehmler and I.N. Pessah. 2016. An extended structure-activity relationship of non-dioxin-like PCBs evaluates and supports modeling predictions and identifies picomolar potency of PCB 202 toward ryanodine receptors. Toxicological Sciences. DOI:10.1093/txsci/kfw189

Johnson, D.W., J. Freiwald, and G. Bernardi. 2016. Genetic diversity affects the strength of population regulation in a marine fish. Ecology 97:627-639

Jones, C., T. Stankowich, and B. Pernet. 2016. Allocation of cytoplasm to macromeres in embryos of annelids and molluscs is positively correlated with egg size. Evolution & Development 18:156-170

LaScala-Gruenewald, D.E., L.P. Miller, M.E.S. Bracken, B.J. Allen, and M.W. Denny. 2016. Quantifying the top-down effects of grazers on a rocky shore: selective grazing and the potential for competition. Marine Ecology Progress Series 553:49-66

Lin, Y., J. Hsiung, R. Piersall, C. White, C.G. Lowe, and C.M. Clark. 2016. A multi-AUV system for autonomous tracking of marine life. Journal of Field Robotics DOI:10.1002/rob.21668

Miranda, P., N. McLain, R. Hatzenpichler, V. Orphan, and J.G. Dillon. 2016. Characterization of chemosynthetic microbial mats associated with intertidal hydrothermal sulfur vents in White Point, San Pedro, CA, USA. Frontiers in Microbiology 7:1163

Pernet, B., M. Barton, K. Fitzhugh, L.H. Harris, D. Lizárraga, R. Ohl, and C.R. Whitcraft. 2016. Establishment of the reef-forming tubeworm Ficopomatus enigmaticus (Annelida: Serpulidae) in southern California. Bioinvasions Records 5:13-19

Tocts, A.M.S., Johnson, D.W., and A.J.R. Carter. 2016. Strong, nonlinear selection against fluctuating asymmetry in wild populations of a marine fish. Evolution 7012:2899-2908

White, C.F., Y. Lin, C.M. Clark, and C.G. Lowe. 2016. Human vs robot: comparing the viability and utility of autonomous underwater vehicles for acoustic telemetry tracking of marine organisms. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 485:112-118


Ahr, B., M. Farris, and C.G. Lowe. 2015. Habitat selection and utilization of white croaker (Genyonemus lineatus) in the Los Angeles and Long Beach Harbors and the development of predictive habitat use models. Marine Environmental Research 108:1-13

Bailes, A.D., E.B. Holland-Fritsch, and R.E Connon. 2015. Integration of ‘omics to large scale watershed assessments: A mixed government/academic perspective. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 34(4): 700-702

Freedman, R., C. Whitcraft, and C.G. Lowe. 2015. Connectivity and movements of juvenile predatory fishes between discrete restored estuaries in southern California. Marine Ecology Progress Series 520:191-201

Holland-Fritsch, E.B. J.J Stegeman, J.V. Goldstone, D.E. Nacci, D. Camplin, S. Jayaraman, R.E. Connon and I.N. Pessah. 2015. Expression and function of ryanodine receptor related pathways in PCB tolerant Atlantic killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus) from New Bedford Harbor, MA, USA. Aquatic Toxicology 159C:156-166

Johnson D.W., Christie, M.R., Stallings, C.D., Pusack, T.J., and M.A. Hixon. 2015. Using post-settlement demography to estimate larval survivorship: a coral reef fish example. Oecologia 1793:729-739

Lyons, K. and C.G. Lowe. 2015. Organochlorine contaminants and maternal offloading in the lecithotrophic Pacific angel shark (Squatina californica) collected from southern California. Marine Pollution Bulletin 97:518-522

Lyons, K., A. Preti, D.J. Madigan, R.J.D. Well, M.E. Blasius, O.E. Snodgrass, D. Kacev, J.D. Harris, H. Dewar, S. Kohin, K. MacKenzie, and C.G. Lowe. 2015. Insights into the life history and ecology of a large shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus) captured in southern California. Journal of Fish Biology doi:10.1111/jfb.12709

Miller, L.P., B.J. Allen, F.A. King, D.R. Chilin, V.M. Reynoso, and M.W. Denny. 2015. Warm microhabitats drive both increased respiration and growth rates of intertidal consumers. Marine Ecology Progress Series 522:127-143

Nordstrom. M.C., A.W.J. Demopoulos, C. R. Whitcraft, A. Rismondo, P. McMillan, J.P. Gonzalez, and L.A. Levin. 2015. Food web heterogeneity and succession in created saltmarshes.  Journal of Applied Ecology 52:1343-1354

Papastamatiou, Y.P., Y. Watanabe, D. Bradley, L. Dee, K. Weng, and C.G. Lowe, J. Caselle. 2015. Drivers of daily routines in an ectothermic marine predator: Hunt warm, rest warmer. PLoS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127807

Pernet, B., L.H. Harris, and P. Schroeder. 2015. Development and larval feeding in the capitellid annelid Notomastus cf. tenuis. Biological Bulletin 228:25-38

Seaver, R., and B.T. Livingston. 2015. Examination of the skeletal proteome of the brittle star Ophiocoma wendtii reveals overall conservation of proteins but variation in spicule matrix proteins. Proteome Sci. 13:7

Teesdale, G.N., B.W. Wolfe, and C.G. Lowe. 2015. Patterns of home ranging, site fidelity, and seasonal spawning migration of barred sand bass caught within the Palos Verdes Shelf Superfund Site. Marine Ecology Progress Series 539:255-269

Wolfe, B. and C.G. Lowe. 2015. Movement patterns, habitat use and site fidelity of the white croaker (Genyonemus lineatus) at the Palos Verdes Super Fund Site, Los Angeles, California. Marine Environmental Research 109:69-80


Allen, B.J. and J.S. Levinton. 2014. Sexual selection and the physiological consequences of habitat choice by a fiddler crab. Oecologia 176: 25-34

Burgess, G., B.D. Bruce, G.M. Cailliet, K.J. Goldman, R.D. Grubbs, C.G. Lowe, M.A. MacNeil, H.F. Mollet, J.B. O’Sullivan, and K.C. Weng. 2014. A re-evaluation of the size of the white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) population off California, USA. PLoS ONE 9(6):e98078

Darjany, L., C.R. Whitcraft,and J. Dillon. 2014. Lignocellulose-responsive bacteria in a southern California salt marsh identified by stable isotope probing. Frontiers in Aquatic Microbiology 5:1-9

Farrugia, T.J., M. Espinoza, and C.G. Lowe. 2014. The fish community of a newly restored southern California estuary: ecological perspective 3 years after restoration. Environmental Biology of Fishes 97:1129-1147

Hasenbein, M., I. Werner, J. Geist, E.B. Fritsch, A. Javidmehr, L.A. Deanovic, S. Beggel, R. Davies, N.A. Fangue and R.E. Connon. 2014. Trancriptomic profiling permits the identification of pollutant sources and effects in ambient water samples. Science of the Total Environment 20: 688-698

Hixon, M.A., Johnson, D.W., and S.M. Sogard. 2014. BOFFFFs: On the importance of conserving old-growth age structure in fishery populations. ICES Journal of Marine Science 718:2171-2186

Jackson, K., C.R. Whitcraft, and J. Dillon. 2014. Diversity and activity of sulfate-reducing bacteria in and around a salt pan in a southern California coastal wetland. Wetlands 34:969-977

Johnson, D.W., Grorud-Colvert, K., Sponaugle, S. and B.X. Semmens. 2014. Phenotypic variation and selective mortality as major drivers of recruitment variability in fishes. Ecology Letters 176:743-755

Lyons, K., R. Lavado, D. Schlenk, and C.G. Lowe. 2014. Bioaccumulation of organochlorine contaminants in southern California stingrays (Urobatis halleri) and biochemical indicators of exposure to planar aromatic compounds. Environmental Toxicology & Chemistry 33(6):1380-1390

McKinzie, M.K., E.T. Jarvis, and C.G. Lowe. 2014. Fine-scale horizontal and vertical movements of barred sand bass, Paralabrax nebulifer, during spawning and non-spawning seasons. Fisheries Research 150:66-75

Nordstrom, M., C.A. Currin, T.S. Talley, C.R. Whitcraft, and L.A. Levin. 2014. Trophic succession in a developing salt marsh. Marine Ecology Progress Series 500:43-55

Pusack, T.J., Christie, M.R., Johnson D.W., Stallings, C.D., and M.A. Hixon. 2014. Spatial and temporal patterns of larval dispersal in a coral-reef fish metapopulation: evidence of variable reproductive success. Molecular Ecology 23:3396-3408

TinHan, T., B. Erisman, O. Aburto-Oropeza, A. Weaver, D. Vazquez-Arce, and C.G. Lowe. 2014. Residency and seasonal movements in Lutjanus argentiventris and Mycteroperca rosacea at Los Islotes Reserve, Gulf of California. Marine Ecology Progress Series 501:191-206

Wigginton, R., J. Pearson, and C.R. Whitcraft. 2014. Invasive plant ecosystem engineer facilitates community and trophic level alteration for brackish marsh invertebrates. Ecosphere 5(4):1-17


Blair, E., B.J. Allen, and C.R. Whitcraft. 2013. Evaluating monoculture versus polyculture planting regimes in a newly-restored southern California salt marsh. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 112: 161-175

Clark, C.M., C. Forney, E. Manii, D. Shinzako, M. Farris, M. Moline, and C.G. Lowe. 2013. Tracking and following of a tagged leopard shark with an autonomous underwater vehicle. Journal of Field Robotics 30(3):309-322

Dillon, J.G., M. Carlin, A. Gutierrez, V. Nguyen, and N. McLain. 2013. Patterns of microbial diversity along a salinity gradient in the Guerrero Negro solar saltern, Baja CA Sur, Mexico. Frontiers in Microbiology (Extreme Microbiology Specialty Section) 4. epub. 10.3389/fmicb.2013.00399

Holland-Fritsch, E.B. and I.N. Pessah. 2013. Structure-activity relationship of non-coplanar polychlorinated biphenyls toward skeletal muscle ryanodine receptors in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). Aquatic Toxicology 140: 204-212

Holland-Fritsch, E.B., R.E. Connan, S. Beggel, R. Hudson-Davies, W.F eng, I. Werner, and I.N. Pessah. 2013. Triclosan alters calcium signaling pathways and swimming behavior in fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Environmental Science & Technology 47(4): 2008-2017

Hoyos-Padilla, E.M., Y.P. Papastamatiou, J. O’Sullivan, and C.G. Lowe. 2013. First record of predation by a cookiecutter shark (Isistius spp.) on a white shark (Carcharodon carcharias). Pacific Science 67:129-134

Johnson, D.W., Monro, K. and D.J. Marshall. 2013. The maintenance of sperm variability: context-dependent selection on sperm morphology in a broadcast spawning invertebrate. Evolution 675:1383-1395

Lyons, K., A. Carlisle, A. Preti, M. Blasius, C. Mull, C. Winkler, J. O’Sullivan, and C.G. Lowe. 2013. Effects of trophic ecology and habitat use of maternal transfer of contaminants in four species of young-of-the-year lamniform sharks. Marine Environmental Research 90:27-38

Lyons, K. and C.G. Lowe. 2013. Quantification of maternal offloading of organic contaminants in elasmobranchs using the histotrophic round stingray (Urobatis halleri) as a model. Environmental Science & Technology 47(21):12450–12458

Lyons, K, E.T. Jarvis, S. Jorgensen, K. Weng, J. O’Sullivan, C. Winkler, and C.G. Lowe. 2013. Assessment of degree and result of fisheries interactions with juvenile white sharks in southern California via fishery independent and dependent methods. Fisheries Research 147:370-380

Lyons, K. and C.G. Lowe. 2013. Mechanisms of maternal transfer of organochlorine contaminants and mercury in the common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus). Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 70:1667-1672

McKee, A., J. Voltzow, and B. Pernet. 2013. Substrate attributes determine gait in a terrestrial gastropod. Biological Bulletin 224:53-61

Mull, C.G., K. Lyons, M.E. Blasius, C. Winkler, J.B. O’Sullivan, and C.G. Lowe. 2013. Evidence of maternal offloading of organic contaminants in white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias). PLoS ONE 8(4):e62886

Xydes, A., M. Moline, C.G. Lowe, T.J. Farrugia, and C. Clark. 2013. Behavioral characterization and particle filter localization to improve temporal resolution and accuracy while tracking acoustically tagged fishes. Ocean Engineering 61:1-11


Allen B.J., B. Rodgers, Y. Tuan, and J. S. Levinton. 2012. Size-dependent temperature and desiccation constraints on performance capacity: implications for sexual selection in a fiddler crab? Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 438:93-99

Anthony, K.A., M.S. Love, and C.G. Lowe. 2012. Translocation, homing behavior, and habitat utilization of oil platform associated groundfishes in the East Santa Barbara Channel, California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 111(2):101-118

Fitzgerald-DeHoog, L., J. Browning, and B. J. Allen. 2012. Food and heat stress in the California mussel: evidence for an energetic trade-off between growth and survival. Biological Bulletin 223:205-216

Hixon, M.A., Anderson, T.W., Buch, K.L., Johnson, D.W., McLeod, J.B., and C.D. Stallings. 2012. Recruitment, density dependence, and population regulation in marine fish: A large-scale, long-term field manipulation. Ecological Monographs 824:407-520

Jirik, K. and C.G. Lowe. 2012. An elasmobranch maternity ward: female round stingrays Urobatis halleri use warm, restored estuarine habitat during gestation. Journal of Fish Biology 80:1227-1245

Johnson, D.W., Grorud-Colvert, K., Rankin, T.L., and S. Sponaugle. 2012. Measuring selective mortality from otoliths and similar structures: a practical guide for describing multivariate selection from cross-sectional data. Marine Ecology Progress Series 471:151-163

Lin, C.Y. and S.L. Manley. 2012. Bromoform production from seawater treated with bromoperoxidase. Limnology & Oceanography 57:1857-1866

Loke-Smith, K.A., A.J. Floyd, C.G. Lowe, S.L. Hamilton, J.E. Caselle, and K.A. Young. 2012. Reassessment of the fecundity of California sheephead. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science 4:599-604

Manley, S.L. and C.G. Lowe. 2012. Canopy forming kelps as California’s coastal dosimeter: 131I from damaged Japanese reactor measured in Macrocystis pyrifera. Environmental Science and Technology 46(7):731-3736

Martin, C.J.B., B.J. Allen, and C.G. Lowe. 2012. Environmental Impact Assessment: Detecting changes in fish community structure in response to disturbance with an asymmetrical multivariate BACI sampling design. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 111(2): 119-131

Papastamatiou, Y.P. and C.G. Lowe. 2012. An analytical and hypothesis driven approach to elasmobranch movement studies. Journal of Fish Biology. 80:1342-1360

Pernet, B., A. Amiel, and E. Seaver. 2012. Effects of maternal investment on larvae and juveniles of the annelid Capitella teleta determined by experimental reduction of embryo energy content. Invertebrate Biology 131:82-95

Vaughn, R., Garnhardt, N., Garey, J.R., Thomas, W.K., and B.T. Livingston. 2012. Sequencing and analysis of the gastrula transcriptome of the brittle star Ophiocoma wendtii. EvoDevo 3(1):19

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