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In press

Range contraction enables harvesting to extinction
Burgess, M. G., C. Costello, A. Fredston-Hermann, M. L. Pinsky, S. D. Gaines, D. Tilman, and S. Polasky. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1607551114

Who should pick the winners of climate change?
Webster, M. S., M. A. Colton, E. S. Darling, J. Armstrong, M. L. Pinsky, N. Knowlton, D. E. Schindler. Trends in Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.12.007

Marine assemblages respond rapidly to winter climate variability
Morley, J. W., R. D. Batt, and M. L. Pinsky. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.13578

Managing living marine resources in a dynamic environment: the role of seasonal to decadal climate forecasts
Tommasi, D., C. A. Stock, A. J. Hobday, R. Methot, I. C. Kaplan, P. Eveson, K. Holsman, T. J. Miller, S. Gaichas, M. Gehlen, A. Pershing, G. A. Vecchi, R. Msadek, T. Delworth, C. M. Eakin, M. A. Haltuch, R. Séférian, C. M. Spillman, J. R. Hartog, S. Siedlecki, J. F. Samhouri, B. Muhling, R. G. Asch, M. L. Pinsky, V. S. Saba, S. B. Kapnick, C. F. Gaitan, R. R. Rykaczewski, M. A. Alexander, Y. Xue, K. V. Pegion, P. Lynch, M. R. Payne, T. Kristiansen, P. Lehodey, and C. Werner. Progress in Oceanography


Marine dispersal scales are congruent over evolutionary and ecological time
Pinsky, M. L., P. Saenz-Agudelo, O. Salles, G. R. Almany, M. Bode, M. L. Berumen, S. Andréfouët, S. R. Thorrold, G. P. Jones, and S. Planes. Current Biology 27: 149-154 doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2016.10.053 (free access to article here)


Larval connectivity across temperature gradients, and its potential effect on heat tolerance in coral populations
Kleypas, J., D. Thompson, F. Castruccio, E. Curchitser, M. L. Pinsky, and J. Watson. Global Change Biology 22: 3539-3549 doi: 10.1111/gcb.13347

Model-based inference for estimating shifts in species distribution, area occupied, and center of gravity
Thorson, J., M. L. Pinsky, and E. Ward. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7: 990-1002 doi: 10.1111/2041-210X.12567

Wealth reallocation and sustainability under climate change
Fenichel, E., S. Levin, B. McCay, K. St. Martin, J. Abbott, and M. L. Pinsky. Nature Climate Change 6: 237-244 doi:10.1038/nclimate2871

The effects of sub-regional climate velocity on the distribution and spatial extent of marine species assemblages
Kleisner, K. M., M. J. Fogarty, S. McGee, A. Barnett, P. Fratantoni, J. Greene, J. A. Hare, S. M. Lucey, C. McGuire, J. Odell, V. S. Saba, L. Smith, K. J. Weaver, and M. L. Pinsky. PLoS One 11(2): e0149220 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149220

Building confidence in projections of the responses of living marine resources to climate change
Cheung, W. W. L., T. L. Frölicher, R. M. Asch, M. C. Jones, M. L. Pinsky, G. Reygondeau, K. B. Rodgers, R. R. Rykaczewski, J. L. Sarmiento, C. Stock, and J. R. Watson. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73(5): 1283-1296 doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv250


The persistence of populations facing climate shifts and harvest
Fuller, E., E. Brush, and M. L. Pinsky. Ecosphere 6(9): 153 doi: 10.1890/ES14-00533.1

Fishing, fast growth, and climate variability increase the risk of collapse
Pinsky, M. L. and D. Byler. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282: 20151053 doi: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1053
Press: BBC News, ClimateWire

Marine defaunation: the past, present, and future of animal loss in the global ocean
McCauley, D. J., M. L. Pinsky, J. A. Estes, S. R. Palumbi, and R. R. Warner. Science 347: 1255641 doi: 10.1126/science.1255641 [pdf]
Press: New York Times (front page), National Public Radio, The Boston Globe, and others.

Integrated modeling framework to quantify the coastal protection services supplied by vegetation
Guannel, G., P. Ruggiero, J. Faries, K. Arkema, M. Pinsky, G. Gelfenbaum, A. Guerry, C-K. Kim. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans 120 doi: 10.1002/2014JC009821


Emerging adaptation approaches for climate-ready fisheries management.
Pinsky, M. L. and N. J. Mantua. Oceanography 27(4): 146-159 doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2014.93 [pdf]

Marine Spatial Planning 2.0: genes and satellites to conserve seascape dynamics.
Mendez, M., F. Kershaw, S. Palumbi, M. Pinsky, C. Ray, H. Rosenbaum, and A. Subramaniam. Aquatic Conservation 24(6): 742-744 doi:10.1002/aqc.2533

Variability in reef connectivity in the Coral Triangle.
Thompson, D., F. Castruccio, J. Kleypas, J. Watson, E. Curchitser, and M. Pinsky. Reef Encounters 29(2): 46-51 available online

Cultivating creativity in conservation science.
Aslan, C.*, M. L. Pinsky*, M. Ryan*, S. Souther*, and K. Terrell*. Conservation Biology 28(2): 345-353 doi:10.1111/cobi.12173
* All authors contributed equally

Rapid increase in southern elephant seal genetic variation after a founder event.
de Bruyn, M., M. L. Pinsky, B. Hall, P. Koch, C. Baroni, and A. R. Hoelzel. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 281: 20133078 doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.3078

Meta-analysis reveals lower genetic diversity in overfished populations.
Pinsky, M. L. and S. R. Palumbi. Molecular Ecology 23(1): 29-39 doi:10.1111/mec.12509
Cover article. News & Views perspective by Allendorf et al. 2014


Climate change’s impact on key ecosystem services and the human well-being they support in the US.
Nelson, E., P. Kareiva, M. Ruckelshaus, K. Arkema*, G. Geller*, E. Girvetz*, D. Goodrich*, V. Matzek*, M. Pinsky*, W. Reid*, M. Saunders*, D. Semmens*, and H. Tallis*. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 11(9): 456-464 doi:10.1890/120312
* Authors are alphabetical

Marine taxa track local climate velocities.
Pinsky, M. L., B. Worm, M. J. Fogarty, J. L. Sarmiento, and S. A. Levin. Science 341: 1239-1242 doi:10.1126/science.1239352 [free reprint]
Press: BBC Radio, LA Times, CBC, ScienceNow, ClimateWire, a Princeton blog, and others.

Quantifying wave attenuation to inform coastal habitat conservation.
Pinsky, M. L., G. Guannel, and K. K. Arkema. Ecosphere 4(8): 95 doi:10.1890/ES13-00080.1 [open access]


Lagged social-ecological responses to climate and range shifts in fisheries.
Pinsky, M. L. and M. Fogarty. Climatic Change Letters 115(3): 883-891 doi:10.1007/s10584-012-0599-x or PDF as submitted
Featured in Nature Climate Change and The Working Waterfront

Catching the right wave: evaluating wave energy resources and potential compatibility with existing marine and coastal uses.
Kim, C.-K., J. E. Toft, M. Papenfus, G. Verutes, A. D. Guerry, M. H. Ruckelshaus, K. K. Arkema, G. Guannel, S. A. Wood, J. R. Bernhardt, H. Tallis, M. L. Plummer; B. S. Halpern, M. L. Pinsky, M. W. Beck, F. Chan, K. Chan, P. S. Levin, S. Polasky. PLoS One 7(11): e47598 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047598 [open access]

Open and closed seascapes: where does habitat patchiness create populations with high fractions of self-recruitment?
Pinsky, M. L., S. R. Palumbi, S. Andréfouët, and S. Purkis. Ecological Applications 22(4): 1257-1267 doi:10.1890/11-1240.1 or PDF as published

Modeling benefits from nature: Using ecosystem services to inform coastal and marine spatial planning.
Guerry, A. D., M. H. Ruckelshaus, K. Arkema, J. R. Bernhardt, G. Guannel, C. K. Kim, M. Marsik, M. Papenfus, M. L. Pinsky, J. E. Toft, G. Verutes, S. A. Wood, M. Beck, F. Chan, K. M. A. Chan, G. Gelfenbaum, B. Gold, B. S. Halpern, B. Labiosa, S. Lester, P. S. Levin, M. McField, M. Plummer, S. Polasky, P. Ruggiero, D. A. Sutherland, H. Tallis. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management 8(1-2): 107-121 doi:10.1080/21513732.2011.647835

Toward a conceptual synthesis for climate change responses.
O’Connor, M. I., E. R. Selig, M. L. Pinsky, and F. Altermatt. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21(7): 673-703 doi:10.1111/j.1466-8238.2011.00713.x


Unexpected patterns of fisheries collapse in the world’s oceans.
Pinsky, M. L., O. P. Jensen, D. Ricard, and S. R. Palumbi Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(20): 8317-8322 doi:10.1073/pnas.1015313108 or PDF as published
Press: Nature News, CBC, NewScientist, and others. Recommended on Faculty of 1000

Observations of internal wave packets propagating along-shelf in northern Monterey Bay.
C. B. Woodson, J. P. Ryan, O. M. Cheriton, M. A. McManus, J. A. Barth, L. Washburn, S. G. Monismith, K. Carden*, B. Cheng*, L. E. Garske*, T. C. Gouhier*, A. Haupt*, K. Honey*, M. Hubbard*, A. Iles*, P. Lynch*, B. Mahoney*, M. Pinsky*, C. Seaton*, J. Stewart*, M. Robart*, and A. C. True*. Geophysical Research Letters 38, L01605, doi:10.1029/2010GL045453
* Authors are alphabetical


Using isolation by distance and effective density to estimate dispersal scales in anemonefish.
Pinsky, M. L., H. Montes, Jr., and S. R. Palumbi. Evolution 64(9): 2688-2700 doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01003.x or PDF as submitted

Dispersal provided resilience to range collapse in a marine mammal: insights from the past to inform conservation biology.
Pinsky, M. L., S. Newsome, B.R. Dickerson, Y. Fang, M. van Tuinen, D. Kennett, R. R. Ream, and E. A. Hadly. Molecular Ecology 19: 2418-2429 doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04671.x or PDF as submitted
Highlighted in Science

2009 and earlier

Erratum: How many whales were there after whaling? Inference from contemporary mtDNA diversity (vol. 17, pg. 236, 2008).
Jackson, J. A., M. L. Pinsky, C. S. Baker. (2009) Molecular Ecology 18(19): 4134-4135 doi:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04335.x

Range-wide selection of catchments for Pacific salmon conservation.
Pinsky, M. L., D. Springmeyer, M. Goslin, and X. Augerot. (2009) Conservation Biology 23(3): 680-691 doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.01156.x or PDF as submitted
Supplemental Information
Used in testimony before the United States Senate, Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, April 15, 2010.

Prioritization of Sakhalin watersheds for salmonid conservation.
Springmeyer, D., M. Pinsky, N. Portley, J. Bonkowski, and P. Rand. (2007) Transactions of the Sakhalin Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography 9: 264-293 (in Russian) PDF as published

Angling ecotourism: Issues, guidelines and experience from Kamchatka.
Zwirn, M., M. Pinsky, and G. Rahr. (2005) Journal of Ecotourism 4(1): 16-31 doi:10.1080/14724040508668435

Book Chapters

Marine Dispersal, Ecology and Conservation.
Palumbi, S. R. and M. L. Pinsky. (2013) In Marine Community Ecology, 2nd ed. (M. Bertness, J. Bruno, B. Silliman & J. Stachowicz, eds.). Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA

Marine conservation in a changing climate.
Pinsky, M. L., K. J. Kroeker, C. A. Logan, and D. J. Barshis. (2012) In Encyclopedia of Biodiversity (S. Levin, ed.), Academic Press, San Diego
Invited lead author

Reports, White Papers & Popular Press

Effects of climate velocity on fish and fisheries.
Pinsky, M. L. (2013) Speaker Paper for Managing Our Nation’s Fisheries 3 conference, Washington, DC, Session 2: Advancing Ecosystem-Based Decision Making.

Impacts of Climate Change on Ecosystem Services.
Kareiva, P., M. Ruckelshaus, K. Arkema, G. Geller, E. Girvetz, D. C. Goodrich, E. Nelson, V. Matzek, M. Pinsky, M. Saunders, D. Semmens, and H. Tallis (2012) Chapter 4 of M. D. Staudinger, N. B. Grimm, A. Staudt, S. L. Carter, F. S. Chapin III, P. Kareiva, M. Ruckelshaus, and B. A. Stein. Impacts of Climate Change on Biodiversity, Ecosystems, and Ecosystem Services: Technical Input to the 2013 National Climate Assessment. Cooperative Report to the 2013 National Climate Assessment. 296 p. Link
Press coverage by New York Times, ClimateWire, The Coloradoan, and others.

Estimating dispersal in marine fish to improve resilience to climate change.
Pinsky, M. L. and H. Montes, Jr. (2010) Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER) Update 16

Designing and planning a network of marine protected areas.
Varney, A., P. Christie, G. Labrado, R.-L. Eisma-Osorio, and M. Pinsky (2010) Coastal Conservation and Education Foundation (Cebu, Philippines) and School of Marine Affairs, University of Washington (Seattle, WA) PDF

Managing marine ecosystems for resilience to climate change.
Pinsky, M. L. and G. E. Wannier (2010) Stanford Journal of Law, Science, and Policy 2: i-iv Link

Ecology 101 for Lawyers.
Pinsky, M. L. (2008) Legal Standards for Marine Ecosystem-based Management Workshop, SeaWeb.

International salmon conservation: Alaska, Russia, and beyond.
Smith, D. and M. Pinsky (2005) Oncorhynchus 26(2): 1,7