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Selected Journal Publications


Colas, F., X. Wang, X. Capet, Y. Chao, and J. C. McWilliams. 2012. Untangling the roles of wind, run-off and tides in Prince William Sound. Continental Shelf Research.

Halverson, M. J., C. Bélanger, and S. M. Gay III. 2012. Seasonal transport variations in the straits connecting Prince William Sound to the Gulf of Alaska. Continental Shelf Research.

Schoch, G. C., and M. McCammon. 2012. Demonstrating the Alaska Ocean Observing System in Prince William Sound. Continental Shelf Research.

Seymour, M. S., K. E. Ott, D. A. Guertin, H. N. Golden, D. B. McDonald, and M. Ben-David. 2012. Early Holocene glacial retreat isolated populations of river otters (Lontra Canadensis) along the Alaskan coast. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 90. 1136-1148.

West, C. F., S. Wischniowski, and C. Johnson. 2012. Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) as a pleothermometer: otolith oxygen isotope reconstruction. Journal of Archaeological Science. 39. 3277-3283.


Halverson, M. J., J. C. Ohlmann, M. A. Johnson, and W. S. Pegau. 2011. Disruption of a cyclonic eddy circulation by wind stress in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Continental Shelf Research.

Streever, B., R. Suydam, J. F. Payne, R. Shuchman, R. P. Angliss, G. Balogh, J. Brown, J. Grunblatt, S. Guyer, D. L. Kane, J. J. Kelley, G. Kofinas, D. R. Lassuy, W. Loya, P. Martin, S. E. Moore, W. S. Pegau, C. Rea, D. J. Reed, T. Sformo, M. Sturm, J. J. Taylor, T. Viavant, D. Williams, and D. Yokel. 2011. Environmental change and potential impacts: Applied research priorities for Alaska’s North Slope. Arctic. 64. 390-397.

Crawford, R. E., S. Vagle, E. C. Carmack. 2011. Water mass and bathymetric characteristics of polar cod habitat along the continental shelf and slope of the Beaufort and Chukchi seas. Polar Biology.

Wu, X. 2011. Transport through Prince William Sound: numerical study in a nowcast/forecast system. Ocean Dynamics. 61: 449-462.


Bishop, M. A., B. F. Reynolds, and S. P. Powers. 2010. An in situ, individual-based approach to quantify connectivity of marine fish: ontogenetic movements and residency of lingcod. PLoS ONE. 5:

Druckenmiller, M. L., H. Eicken, J. C. George, and L. Brower. 2010. Assessing the shorefast ice: Iñupiat whaling trails off Barrow, Alaska. in SIKU: knowing our ice. Kupnik I., Apora C., Gearheard S., Laidler G.J., and Keilsen Holm L. (Eds.).  Springer, 203-228.

Kline, T. C. Jr. 2010. Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope variation in the northern lampfish and Neocalanus, marine survival rates of pink salmon, and meso-scale eddies in the Gulf of Alaska. Progress in Oceanography. 87: 49-60.

Reynolds, B. F., S. P. Powers, and M. A. Bishop. 2010. Application of acoustic telemetry to assess residency and movements of rockfish and lingcod at created and natural habitats in Prince William Sound. PLoS ONE. 5:

Singhal, G., V. G Panchang, and J. L. Lillibridge. 2010. Reliability assessment for operational wave forecasting system in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal, and Ocean Engineering. 136: 337-349.

Webler, T., and F. Lord. 2010. Planning for the human dimensions of oil spills and spill response. Environmental Management. 45: 723-738.


Karlsson, J. 2009. Oil movement in sea ice: A laboratory study of fixation, release rates and small scale movement of oil in artificial sea ice. Masters thesis. 199 pp. University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen.

Kline, T. C. Jr. 2009. Characterization of carbon and nitrogen stable isotope gradients in the northern Gulf of Alaska using terminal feed stage copepodite-V Neocalanus cristatus, Deep-Sea Research II. 56: 2537-2552. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2009.03.004

Ott, K. E. 2009. Recolonization or local reproduction? An assessment of river otter recovery in previously-oiled areas of coastal Alaska via non-invasive genetic sampling. Master thesis. 66 pp. Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, Laramie.

Hansen, H., D. B. McDonald, P. Groves, J. A. K. Maier, and M. Ben-David. 2009. Social networks and the formation and maintenance of river otter groups. Ethology. 115: 384-396.

Mooers, C. N. K., X. Wu, and I. Bang. 2009. Performance of a nowcast/forecast system for Prince William Sound, Alaska. Continental Shelf Research. 29: 42-60.


Kline, T. C. Jr., J. L. Boldt, E. V. Farley Jr., L. J. Haldorson, and J. H. Helle. 2008. Pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) marine survival rates reflect early marine carbon source dependency. Progress in Oceanography. 77: 194-202.

Okkonen, S., and C. Belanger. 2008. A child’s view of circulation in Prince William Sound, Alaska? Oceanography. 21: 62-65.

Thorne, R. E, and G. L. Thomas. 2008. Herring and the "Exxon Valdez" oil spill: an investigation into historical data conflicts. – ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65: 44-50.

Liu, H., P. Q. Olsson, and K. Volz. 2008. SAR observation and modeling of gap winds in the Prince William Sound of Alaska. Sensors 8: 4894-4914 DOI: 10.3390/s8084894.

Okkonen, S.R., and C. Bélanger. 2008. Annual period temperature and salinity signals of surface waters in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters. 35. L14604. DOI: 10.1029/2008GL034456.

Taylor, A. R., and M. A. Bishop. 2008. Stopover site fidelity of a Western Sandpiper on the copper River Delta, Alaska. Waterbirds. 31:2 294-297.

Travis, J. 2008. Science by the masses. Science. 319:5871. 1750-1752


Hansen, H., M. Ben-David, and D. B. McDonald. 2007. Effects of genotyping protocols on success and errors in identifying individual river otters (Lontra Canadensis) from their faeces. Molecular Ecology Notes. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-8286.2007.01992.x

Kline, T. K., C. A. Woody, M. A. Bishop, S. P. Powers, and E. E. Knudsen. 2007. Assessment of marine-derived nutrients in the Copper River Delta, Alaska using natural abundance of the stable isotopes of nitrogen, sulfur, and carbon, p. 51-72. In C. A. Woody [ed.], Sockey salmon evolution, ecology and management. American Fisheries Society.

Mooers, C. N. K., X. Wu, and I. Bang. 2007. Performance of a nowcast/forcast system for Prince William Sound, Alaska. Continental Shelf Research doi:10.1016/j.csr.2007.09.008.


Bishop, M. A., N. Warnock, and J. Y. Takekawa. 2006. Spring migration patterns in Western Sandpipers Calidris mauri, p. 545-550. In G. C. Boere, C. A. Galbraith, D. Scott, D. A. Stroud and L. G. Underhill [eds.], Waterbirds Around the World. The Stationery Office. Edinburgh, U.K.

Liu, H., P. Q. Olsson, K. P. Volz, and H. Yi. 2006. A climatology of mesoscale model simulated low-level wind jets over Cook Inlet and Shelikof Strait, Alaska. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 70: 551-556.

Powers, S. P. M. A. Bishop, J. Grabowski, and C. H. Peterson. 2006. Distribution of the invasive bivalve Mya arenaria L. on intertidal flats of southcentral Alaska. Journal of Sea Research 55: 207-216. 


Bang, I., S.L. Vaughan, and C.N.K. Mooers, 2005: Initial Steps Toward Validation of a Seasonal Cycle Simulation for Prince William Sound Circulation (Flow and Mass) Fields. Cont. Shelf Res., 25: 901-934.

Churnside, J. H., and R. E. Thorne. 2005. Comparison of airborne lidar measurements with 420 kHz echo sounder measurements of zooplankton. Applied Optics 44: 5504-5511.


Churnside, J.H., and J.J.Wilson. 2004. Airborne lidar imaging of salmon, Appl. Opt., 43: 1416-1424.

Johnson, O.W., C.D. Adler, M.A. Bishop, J.E. Doster, P.M. Johnson, R.J. Kienholz, and S.E. Savage, 2004. Radio-tagged Pacific Golden Plovers: Further insight concerning the Hawaii-Alaska migratory link, Wilson Bull., 116: 158-162.

Warnock, N., J.Y. Takekawa, and M.A. Bishop, 2004. Migration and stopover strategies of individual Dunlin along the Pacific coast of North America, Can. J. Zool., 82: 1687-1697.


Clarke E.D., Spear, L.B., McCracken, M.L., Borchers, D.C., Marques, F.F.C., Buckland, S.T., and Ainley, D.G. 2003. Application of generalized additive models to estimate size of seabird populations and temporal trend from survey data collected at sea. J. Appl. Ecol., 40: 278-292

Mooers, C.N.K. and I. Bang. 2003. The influence of several factors controlling the interactions between Prince William Sound, Alaska, and the Northern Gulf of Alaska, J. Phys. Oc. 33: 19-36.

Thomas, G.L., and R.E. Thorne, 2003. Acoustical-optical assessment of Pacific herring and their predator assemblage in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Aquat. Living Resour., 16: 247-253.


Ben-David, M., G.M. Blundell, and J.E. Blake. 2002. Post-release survival of river otters: effects of exposure to crude oil and captivity. Journal of Wildlife Management 66: 1208-1223.

Powers, S.P., M.A. Bishop, J.H. Grabowski, C.H. Peterson. 2002. Intertidal benthic resources of the Copper River Delta, Alaska, U.S.A. Journal Sea Research 47: 13-23.
Thomas, G.L, J. Kirsch and R.E. Thorne. 2002. Ex situ target strength measurements of Pacific herring and Pacific sand lance, North American Journal of Fisheries Management 22:1136-1145.


Ben-David, M, L.K. Duffy and R.T. Bowyer. 2001. Biomarker responses in river otters experimentally exposed to oil contamination. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 37: 489-508.

Bishop, MA. and S.P. Green.
2001. Predation on Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) spwan by birds in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Fisheries Oceanography 10 (Supply.1): 149-158.

Churnside, J.H., J.J. Wilson and V.V. Tatarskii. 2001. Airborne lidar for fisheries applications, Opt. Eng. 40, 406-414.
Cooney, R.T., J.R. Allen, MA. Bishop, D.L. Eslinger, T. Kline, B.L. Norcross, C.P. McRoy, J. Milton, J. Olsen, V. Patrick, A.J. Paul, D. Salmon, D. Scheel, G.L.

Thomas, S.L. Vaughan, T.M. Willette, 2001. Ecosystem controls of juvenile pink salmon (Onchorynchus gorbuscha) and Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) populations in prince William Sound, Alaska. Fisheries Oceanography, 10 (Suppl. 1), 1-13.

Gay III, S.M. and S.L. Vaughan, 2001: Seasonal Hydrography and Tidal Currents of Bays and Fjords in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Fisheries Oceanography, 10 (Suppl. 1), 159-193.

Mooers, C.N.K., I. Bang, and S.L. Vaughan, 2001: Experience with the Prince William Sound Nowcast/Forecast System. In: Proceedings of the Fourth American Meteorological Conference on Coastal Atmospheric and Oceanic Prediction and Processes, Nov. 6-9, 2001, St. Petersburg, FL, pp J9 - J12.

Thomas, G.L. and R.E. Thorne. 2001. Night-time predation by Steller sea lions. Nature 411:1013. June 28, 2001.

Vaughan, S.L., C.N.K. Mooers, and S.M. Gay III, 2001: Physical Variability in Prince William Sound during the SEA Study (1994-1998) Fisheries Oceanography, 10 (Suppl. 1), 58-80.

Wang, J., Jin, M., Patrick, E.V., Allen, J.R., Eslinger, D.L., Mooers, C.N.K., and Cooney, R.T., 2001. Numerical simulations of the seasonal circulation patterns and thermohaline structures of Prince William Sound, Alaska. Fisheries Oceanography, 10 (Suppl. 1), 132-148.

Willette, T.M., R.T. Cooney, V. Patrick, D.M. Mason, G.L. Thomas and D. Scheel. 2001. Ecological processes influencing mortality of juvenile pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Fisheries Oceanography, Vol. 10, Suppl. 1, p. 14-41.


Kirsch, J., G.L. Thomas, and R. T. Cooney, 2000. Acoustic estimates of zooplankton distributions in Prince William Sound, spring 1996.  Fisheries Res. 47: 245-260.

Thomas, G.L. and W. Cox. 2000. A nowcast-forecast information system for Prince William Sound. Proceedings of the 23rd Arctic and Marine Oilspill Program (AMOP) Technical Seminar, Environment Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Vol. 1: 247-255.

Thomas, G.L. and J. Kirsch. 2000. Nekton and plankton acoustics: an overview. Fisheries Res. 47: 107-113.