Southern California Bight MBON Publications

Bell TW, Reed DC, Nelson NB, Siegel DA. 2018. Regional patterns of physiological condition determine giant kelp net primary production dynamics. Limnology and Oceanography 63(1):472-483.

Bell TW, Allen JG, Cavanaugh KC, Siegel DA. 2018. Three decades of variability in California’s giant kelp forests from the Landsat satellites. Remote Sensing of Environment:110811.

Catlett D., Siegel DA. 2018. Phytoplankton pigment communities can be modeled using unique relationships with spectral absorption signatures in a dynamic coastal environment. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 123(1):246-264.

Castorani MC, Reed DC, Miller RJ. 2018. Loss of foundation species: disturbance frequency outweighs severity in structuring kelp forest communities. Ecology 99(11):2442-2454.

Claisse JT, Love MS, Meyer-Gutbrod EL, Williams CM, Pondella DJ II. 2019. Fishes with high reproductive output potential on California offshore oil and gas platforms. Bulletin of Marine Science 95(4):515-34.

Ezzat, L., Lamy, T., Maher, R. L., Munsterman, K. S., Landfield, K., Schmeltzer, E. R., … & Thurber, R. V. (2019). Surgeonfish feces increase microbial opportunism in reef-building corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 631, 81-97.

Ezzat, L., Lamy, T., Maher, R.L. et al. Parrotfish predation drives distinct microbial communities in reef-building corals. anim microbiome 2, 5 (2020).

Fedorov, Dmitry, V., Kvilekval, Kristian, G., Doheny, B., Sampson, S., Miller, Robert, J., & Manjunath, BS. (2017). Deep learning for all: managing and analyzing underwater and remote sensing imagery on the web using BisQue. UC Santa Barbara. Retrieved from

Gries C, Servilla M, O’Brien M, Vanderbilt K, Smith C, Costa D, Grossman-Clarke S. 2019. Achieving FAIR Data Principles at the Environmental Data Initiative, the US-LTER Data Repository. Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 3:e37047.

Guazzo RA, Schulman-Janiger A, Smith MH, Barlow J, D’Spain GL, Rimington DB, Hildebrand JA. 2019. Gray whale migration patterns through the Southern California Bight from multi-year visual and acoustic monitoring. Marine Ecology Progress Series 625:181-203.

Guerra AS, Madigan DJ, McCauley DJ. 2018. The worth of giants: The consumptive and non-consumptive use value of the giant sea bass (Stereolepis gigas). Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 28(2):296-304.

James AK, Kelly LW, Nelson CE, Wilbanks EG, Carlson CA. 2019. Elevated pCO2 alters marine heterotrophic bacterial community composition and metabolic potential in response to a pulse of phytoplankton organic matter. Environmental Microbiology 21(2):541-556.

Dressler, TL, KD Lafferty, CL Jerde, and TL Dudley. Looking where it’s hard to see: a case study documenting rare Eucyclogobius newberryi presence in a California Lagoon. In Press, Journal of Fish Biology.

Jerde, CL. Can we manage fisheries with the inherent uncertainty from eDNA? In Press, Journal of Fish Biology. doi:10.1111/jfb.14218. Jack Jones Lecture, Fisheries Society of the British Isles

Hildebrand JA. 2019. The characteristics of song: An overview for marine mammals. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 145 (3):1919.

Kacev, D., Gillett, D., Freire de Carvalho, A., Cash, C., Walther, S., Thompson, A., Thompson, L., Bowlin, N., Goodwin, K., Stein, E. 2018. Assessment of Ichthyoplankton Metabarcoding for Routine Monitoring. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Technical Report 1031.

Kröncke I, Neumann H, Dippner JW, Holbrook S, Lamy T, Miller R, Padedda BM, Pulina S, Reed DC, Reinikainen M, Satta CT. 2019. Comparison of biological and ecological long-term trends related to northern hemisphere climate in different marine ecosystems. Nature Conservation 34:311.

Lafferty, KD, KC Benesh, AR Mahon, CL Jerde, CG Lowe. 2018. Detecting southern California’s white sharks with environmental DNA. Frontiers in Marine Science. 5:355

Lafferty, KD, AE Garcia-Vedrenne, JP McLaughlin, JN Childress, M Morse, CL Jerde. At Palmyra Atoll, the fish-community environmental DNA signal changes across habitats but not with tides. In Press, Journal of Fish Biology.

Lamy, T., Koenigs, C., Holbrook, S.J., Miller, R.J., Stier, A.C. and Reed, D.C., 2020. Foundation species promote community stability by increasing diversity in a giant kelp forest. Ecology, p.e02987.

Lamy T, Reed DC, Rassweiler AR, Siegel DA, Kui L, Bell TW, Simons R, Miller RJ. 2018. Scale-specific drivers of kelp forest communities. Oecologia 186:217-233.

Lamy T, Wang S, Renard D, Lafferty KD, Reed DC, Miller RJ. 2019. Species insurance trumps spatial insurance in stabilizing biomass of a marine macroalgal metacommunity. Ecology: e02719.

Lamy, T., Laroche, F., David, P., Massol, F. and Jarne, P. (2017), The contribution of species–genetic diversity correlations to the understanding of community assembly rules. Oikos, 126: 759-771.

Lenihan HS, Peterson CH, Miller RJ, Kayal M, Potoski M. 2018. Biotic disturbance mitigates effects of multiple stressors in a marine benthic community. Ecosphere 9(6):e02314.

Love, M. S., M. M. Nishimoto, L. Snook, and L. Kui. 2019. An analysis of the sessile, structure-forming invertebrates living on California oil and gas platforms. Bull. Mar. Sci. 95:583–596.

Love, M. S. 2019. Fishes and invertebrates of oil and gas platforms off California: an introduction and summary. Bull. Mar. Sci. 95:463–476.

Love, M. S., J. T. Claisse, and A. Roeper. 2019. An analysis of the fish assemblages around 23 oil and gas platforms off California with comparisons with natural habitats. Bull. Mar. Sci. 95:477–514.

Love, M. S., L. Kui, and J. Claisse. 2019. The role of habitat complexity in structuring fish assemblages in the midwaters of two California oil and gas platforms. Bull. Mar. Sci. 95:597–616.

Love, M. S. and J. K. Passarelli. 2020. Miller and Lea’s guide to the coastal marine fishes of California. 2nd Edition. University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Love M, McCrea M, Kui L. 2018. Aspects of the life histories of pinkrose rockfish (Sebastes simulator) and swordspine rockfish (Sebastes ensifer) with notes on the subgenus Sebastomus. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences. 117:64–76.

Matson PG, Washburn L, Fields EA, Gotschalk C, Ladd TM, Siegel DA, Welch Z, Iglesias-Rodriguez MD. 2019. Formation, development, and propagation of a rare coastal coccolithophore bloom. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 124, 3298–3316.

Meyer-Gutbrod E, Love MS, Schroeder DM, Claisse JT, Kui L, Miller RJ. In press. Forecasting the ecological legacy of aging offshore oil and gas platforms by modeling fish community change under decommissioning. Ecological Applications.

Meyer-Gutbrod EL, Kui L, Nishimoto MM, Love MS, Schroeder DM, Miller RJ. 2019. Fish densities associated with structural elements of oil and gas platforms in southern California. Bulletin of Marine Science 95(4):639-656.

Meyer-Gutbrod EL, Love MS, Claisse JT, Page HM, Schroeder DM, Miller RJ. 2019. Decommissioning impacts on biotic assemblages associated with shell mounds beneath southern California offshore oil and gas platforms. Bulletin of Marine Science 95(4):683-702.

Michaud, K.M., Emery, K.A., Dugan, J.E., Hubbard, D.M. and Miller, R.J., 2019. Wrack resource use by intertidal consumers on sandy beaches. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 221, pp.66-71.

Miller RJ, Lafferty KD, Lamy T, Kui L, Rassweiler AR, Reed DC. 2018. Giant kelp, Macrocystis pyrifera, increases faunal diversity through physical engineering. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 285(1874):20172571.

Muller-Karger FE, Miloslavich P, Bax NJ, Simmons S, Costello MJ, Sousa Pinto, et al. 2018. Advancing Marine Biological Observations and Data Requirements of the Complementary Essential Ocean Variables (EOVs) and Essential Biodiversity Variables (EBVs) Frameworks. Frontiers in Marine Science 5:211.

Muller-Karger FE, Hestir E, Ade C, Turpie K, Roberts DA, Siegel D, Morgan F. 2018. Satellite sensor requirements for monitoring essential biodiversity variables of coastal ecosystems. Ecological Applications 28(3):749-760.

Nishimoto, M. M., L. Washburn, M. S. Love, D. M. Schroeder, B. Emery and L. Kui. 2019. Timing of fish settlement from the plankton to two California oil and gas platforms coincides with water mass advection into the Santa Barbara Channel, California, USA. Bulletin of Marine Science 95(4):559-582.

Nishimoto, M.M., Simons, R.D. and Love, M.S., 2019. Offshore oil production platforms as potential sources of larvae to coastal shelf regions off southern California. Bulletin of Marine Science, 95(4), pp.535-558.

Page HM, Simons R, Zaleski S, Miller RJ, Dugan J, Schroeder DM, Doheny B, Goddard JH. 2019. Distribution and potential larval connectivity of the non-native Watersipora (Bryozoa) among offshore platforms, harbors and natural reefs. Aquatic Invasions 14(4).

Page, H.M., Zaleski, S.F., Miller, R.J., Dugan, J.E., Schroeder, D.M. and Doheny, B., 2019. Regional patterns in shallow water invertebrate assemblages on offshore oil and gas platforms along the Pacific continental shelf. Bulletin of Marine Science, 95(4), pp.617-638.

Rassweiler A., A. K. Dubel, G. Hernan, D.J. Kushner, J.E. Caselle, J.L. Sprague, L. Kui, T. Lamy, S.E. Lester, R.J. Miller. Roving divers surveying fish in fixed areas capture similar patterns in biogeography but different estimates of density when compared with belt transects. In Press, Frontiers in Marine Science.

Reed, D., Washburn, L., Rassweiler, A., Miller, R., Bell, T. and Harrer, S., 2016. Extreme warming challenges sentinel status of kelp forests as indicators of climate change. Nature Communications, 7(1), pp.1-7.

Sainz J, Di Lorenzo E, Bell TW, Gaines S, Miller R, Lenihan H. 2019. Spatial planning of Marine Aquaculture under Climate Decadal Variability: A case study for Mussel Farms in California. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:253.

Sepulveda A, Nelson N, Jerde CL, and Luikart G. Environmental DNA works, but is it ready for invasive species management? In Press, Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

Smith JM, Brzezinski MA, Melack JM, Miller RJ, Reed DC. 2018. Urea as a source of nitrogen to giant kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera). Limnology and Oceanography Letters 3(4):365-373.

Snyder JN, Bell TW, Siegel DA, Nidzieko NJ and Cavanaugh KC (2020) Sea Surface Temperature Imagery Elucidates Spatiotemporal Nutrient Patterns for Offshore Kelp Aquaculture Siting in the Southern California Bight. Front. Mar. Sci. 7:22. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00022

Turner TL, 2020. The marine sponge Hymeniacidon perlevis is a globally-distributed invasive species, bioRxiv 2020.02.13.948000; doi:

Turner TL, 2020. The order Tethyida (Porifera) in California: taxonomy, systematics, and the first member of the family Hemiasterella in the Eastern Pacific. bioRxiv 2020.04.05.026518; doi:

Varga LM, Wiggins SM, Hildebrand JA. 2018. Behavior of singing fin whales Balaenoptera physalus tracked acoustically offshore of Southern California. Endangered Species Research 35:113-124.

Viola SM, Page HM, Zaleski SF, Miller RJ, Doheny B, Dugan JE, Schroeder DM, Schroeter SC. 2018. Anthropogenic disturbance facilitates a non-native species on offshore oil platforms. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55:1583-1593.

Wang S, Lamy T, Hallett LM, Loreau M. 2019.Stability and synchrony across ecological hierarchies in heterogeneous metacommunities: linking theory to data. Ecography 42:1200-1211.

Wear EK, Wilbanks EG, Nelson CE, Carlson CA. 2018. Primer selection impacts specific population abundances but not community dynamics in a monthly time-series 16S rRNA gene amplicon analysis of coastal marine bacterioplankton. Environmental Microbiology 20(8):2709-2726.