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Transitional Work

These publications tell about the research done along the Seward Line in the transitional period after GLOBEC ended but before NGA LTER began. Specifically, this includes work funded and archived by NPRB’s GOAIERP. However, this list focuses on the subset of work done by NGA LTER researchers. Therefore, we will be building on this work in future investigations.

ecosystem drivers (pre-LTER)
Framework for understanding the drivers
of ecosystem variability in the northern Gulf of Alaska


Adams, C. F., Pinchuk, A. I., & Coyle, K. O. (2007). Seasonal changes in the diet composition and prey selection of walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) in the northern Gulf of Alaska. Fisheries Research, 84(3), 378–389. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2006.11.032
Aguilar-Islas, A. M., Séguret, M. J. M., Rember, R., Buck, K. N., Proctor, P., Mordy, C. W., & Kachel, N. B. (2016). Temporal variability of reactive iron over the Gulf of Alaska shelf. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 132, 90–106. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.05.004
Coyle, K. O., Cheng, W., Hinckley, S. L., Lessard, E. J., Whitledge, T., Hermann, A. J., & Hedstrom, K. (2012). Model and field observations of effects of circulation on the timing and magnitude of nitrate utilization and production on the northern Gulf of Alaska shelf. Progress in Oceanography, 103, 16–41. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2012.03.002
Coyle, K. O., Gibson, G. A., Hedstrom, K., Hermann, A. J., & Hopcroft, R. R. (2013). Zooplankton biomass, advection and production on the northern Gulf of Alaska shelf from simulations and field observations. Journal of Marine Systems, 128, 185–207. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2013.04.018
Doubleday, A. (2013). Seasonal and interannual patterns of larvaceans and pteropods in the coastal Gulf of Alaska, and their relationship to pink salmon survival [MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks]. https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/4451
Doubleday, A. J., & Hopcroft, R. R. (2015). Interannual patterns during spring and late summer of larvaceans and pteropods in the coastal Gulf of Alaska, and their relationship to pink salmon survival. Journal of Plankton Research, 37(1), 134–150. https://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbu092
Ershova, E. A., Questel, J. M., Kosobokova, K., & Hopcroft, R. R. (2017). Population structure and production of four sibling species of Pseudocalanus spp. in the Chukchi Sea. Journal of Plankton Research, 39(1), 48–64. https://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbw078
Evans, W., & Mathis, J. T. (2013). The Gulf of Alaska coastal ocean as an atmospheric CO2 sink. Continental Shelf Research, 65, 52–63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2013.06.013
Evans, W., Mathis, J. T., & Cross, J. N. (2014). Calcium carbonate corrosivity in an Alaskan inland sea. Biogeosciences, 11(2), 365–379. https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-11-365-2014
Evans, W., Mathis, J. T., Winsor, P., Statscewich, H., & Whitledge, T. E. (2013). A regression modeling approach for studying carbonate system variability in the northern Gulf of Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 118(1), 476–489. https://doi.org/10.1029/2012JC008246
Howes, E. L., Bednaršek, N., Büdenbender, J., Comeau, S., Doubleday, A., Gallager, S. M., Hopcroft, R. R., Lischka, S., Maas, A. E., Bijma, J., & Gattuso, J.-P. (2014). Sink and swim: a status review of thecosome pteropod culture techniques. Journal of Plankton Research, 36(2), 299–315. https://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbu002
Janout, M. A., Weingartner, T. J., Royer, T. C., & Danielson, S. L. (2010). On the nature of winter cooling and the recent temperature shift on the northern Gulf of Alaska shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 115(C5), C05023. https://doi.org/10.1029/2009JC005774
Kayal, E., Bentlage, B., Cartwright, P., Yanagihara, A. A., Lindsay, D. J., Hopcroft, R. R., & Collins, A. G. (2015). Phylogenetic analysis of higher-level relationships within Hydroidolina (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) using mitochondrial genome data and insight into their mitochondrial transcription. PeerJ, 3, e1403. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.1403
Li, K., Doubleday, A. J., Galbraith, M. D., & Hopcroft, R. R. (2016). High abundance of salps in the coastal Gulf of Alaska during 2011: A first record of bloom occurrence for the northern Gulf. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 132, 136–145. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.04.009
Liu, H., Hopcroft, R. R., & Bi, H. (2013). Statistical modeling of copepod growth rates: Comparisons for data collections using the artificial cohort (AC) method. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 448, 271–280. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2013.08.005
Mackas, D. L., & Coyle, K. O. (2005). Shelf–offshore exchange processes, and their effects on mesozooplankton biomass and community composition patterns in the northeast Pacific. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 52(5), 707–725. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2004.12.020
Mundy, P. R., Allen, D. M., Boldt, J. L., Bond, N. A., Dressel, S., Farley, E. V., Jr., Hanselman, D. H., Heifetz, J., Hopcroft, R. R., Janout, M. A., Ladd, C., Lam, R. C., Livingston, P. A., Lunsford, C. R., Mathis, J. T., Mueter, F. J., Rooper, C. N., Sarkar, N., Shotwell, S. A. K., … Woodby, D. (2010). Status and trends of the Gulf of Alaska Coastal region, 2003-2008. In S. M. McKinnell & M. J. Dagg (Eds.), Marine Ecosystems of the North Pacific Ocean, 2003-2008 (p. 393). North Pacific Marine Science Organization. http://meetings.pices.int/publications/special-publications/NPESR/2010/index
Nigro, L. M., Angel, M. V., Blachowiak-Samolyk, K., Hopcroft, R. R., & Bucklin, A. (2016). Identification, Discrimination, and Discovery of Species of Marine Planktonic Ostracods Using DNA Barcodes. PLOS ONE, 11(1), e0146327. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0146327
Porter, M. L., Steck, M., Roncalli, V., & Lenz, P. H. (2017). Molecular Characterization of Copepod Photoreception. The Biological Bulletin, 233(1), 96–110. https://doi.org/10.1086/694564
Pretty, J. L. (2019). Particles in the Pacific: how productivity and zooplankton relate to particles in the deep sea [MS Thesis, University of Alaska Fairbanks]. https://scholarworks.alaska.edu/handle/11122/10529
Questel, J. M., Blanco-Bercial, L., Hopcroft, R. R., & Bucklin, A. (2016). Phylogeography and connectivity of the Pseudocalanus (Copepoda: Calanoida) species complex in the eastern North Pacific and the Pacific Arctic Region. Journal of Plankton Research, 38(3), 610–623. https://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbw025
Siedlecki, S. A., Pilcher, D. J., Hermann, A. J., Coyle, K., & Mathis, J. (2017). The Importance of Freshwater to Spatial Variability of Aragonite Saturation State in the Gulf of Alaska. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122(11), 8482–8502. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC012791
Sousa, L., Coyle, K. O., Barry, R. P., Weingartner, T. J., & Hopcroft, R. R. (2016). Climate-related variability in abundance of mesozooplankton in the northern Gulf of Alaska 1998–2009. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 132, 122–135. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.04.006
Stabeno, P. J., Bell, S., Cheng, W., Danielson, S., Kachel, N. B., & Mordy, C. W. (2016). Long-term observations of Alaska Coastal Current in the northern Gulf of Alaska. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 132, 24–40. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.12.016
Strom, S. L., Brainard, M. A., Holmes, J. L., & Olson, M. B. (2001). Phytoplankton blooms are strongly impacted by microzooplankton grazing in coastal North Pacific waters. Marine Biology, 138(2), 355–368. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002270000461
Strom, S. L., Fredrickson, K. A., & Bright, K. J. (2016). Spring phytoplankton in the eastern coastal Gulf of Alaska: Photosynthesis and production during high and low bloom years. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 132, 107–121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.05.003
Turner, J. S., Pretty, J. L., & McDonnell, A. M. P. (2017). Marine particles in the Gulf of Alaska shelf system: Spatial patterns and size distributions from in situ optics. Continental Shelf Research, 145, 13–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2017.07.002
Weingartner, T. J. (2007). The Physical Environment of the Gulf of Alaska. In R. B. Spies (Ed.), Long-Term Ecological Change in the Northern Gulf of Alaska (pp. 12–46). Elsevier  Science.
Williams, W. J., Weingartner, T. J., & Hermann, A. J. (2010). Idealized Two-Dimensional Modeling of a Coastal Buoyancy Front, or River Plume, under Downwelling-Favorable Wind Forcing with Application to the Alaska Coastal Current. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 40(2), 279–294. https://doi.org/10.1175/2009JPO4206.1
Wu, J., Aguilar-Islas, A., Rember, R., Weingartner, T., Danielson, S., & Whitledge, T. (2009). Size-fractionated iron distribution on the northern Gulf of Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters, 36(11), L11606. https://doi.org/10.1029/2009GL038304