Google Scholar profile for Malin L. Pinsky

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The Global Body Size Biomass Spectrum is Multimodal
Tekwa, E. W., K. A. Catalano, A. L. Bazzicalupo, and M. L. Pinsky. Pre-print at

Inferring Models with Alternative Stable States from Independent Observations
Tekwa, E. W., M. Krkošek, and M. L. Pinsky. Pre-print on bioRxiv. doi: 10.1101/2020.02.07.939413


Genetic decline and recovery of a demographically rebuilt fishery species
Hoey, J. A., K. W. Able, and M. L. Pinsky. Molecular Ecology 31:5684–5698. doi: 10.1111/mec.16697

Protecting ocean carbon through biodiversity and climate governance
Elsler, Laura G., M. Oostdijk, L. A. Levin, E. V. Satterthwaite, M. L. Pinsky, G. Ortuño Crespo, and M. S. Wisz. Frontiers in Marine Science 9. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2022.880424

Simulation-based evaluation of methods, data types, and temporal sampling schemes for detecting recent population declines
Reid, B. N. and M. L. Pinsky. Integrative and Comparative Biology doi: 10.1093/icb/icac144

Coral conservation in a warming world must harness evolutionary adaptation
Colton, M. A., L. C. McManus, D. E. Schindler, P. J. Mumby, S. R. Palumbi, M. M. Webster, T. E. Essington, H. E. Fox, D. L. Forrest, S. R. Schill, F. J. Pollock. L. B. DeFilippo, E. W. Tekwa, T. W. Walsworth, and M. L. Pinsky. Nature Ecology & Evolution doi: 10.1038/s41559-022-01854-4

Isolation-by-distance and isolation-by-oceanography in Maroon Anemonefish (Amphiprion biaculeatus)
Fitz, K. S., H. R. Montes Jr., D. M. Thompson, and M. L. Pinsky. Evolutionary Applications. doi: 10.1111/eva.13448

The role of continental shelf bathymetry in shaping marine range shifts in the face of climate change
Kitchel, Z. J., H. Conrad, R. L. Selden, and M. L. Pinsky. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.16276

Toward an improved understanding of causation in global change science
Addicott, E., E. P. Fenichel, M. A. Bradford, M. L. Pinsky, and S. A. Wood. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi: 10.1002/fee.2530

Unifying climate change biology across realms and taxa
Pinsky, M. L., L. Comte, and D. F. Sax. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2022.04.011

Assessing the potential for demographic restoration and assisted evolution to build climate resilience in coral reefs
DeFilippo, L. B., L. C. McManus, D. E. Schindler, M. L. Pinsky, M. A. Colton, H. E. Fox, E. W. Tekwa, S. R. Palumbi, T. E. Essington, and M. M. Webster. Ecological Applications. doi: 10.1002/eap.2650

A stark future for ocean life
Pinsky, M. L., and A. Fredston. Science 376(6592):452-453. doi: 10.1126/science.abo4259

A long evolutionary reach for fishing nets
Therkildsen, N. O., and M. L. Pinsky. Science 376(6591):344-345. doi: 10.1126/science.abo6512

Body size and food–web interactions mediate species range shifts under warming
Tekwa, E. W., J. Watson, and M. Pinsky. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.2755

Stepping Up: A U.S. Perspective on the Ten Steps to Responsible Inland Fisheries
Carlson, A. K., W. W. Taylor, D. R. DeVries, C. P. Ferreri, M. J. Fogarty, K. J. Hartman, D. M. Infante, M. T. Kinnison, S. A. Levin, R. T. Melstrom, R. M. Newman, M. L. Pinsky, D. I. Rubenstein, M. P. Sullivan, P. A. Venturelli, M. J. Weber, M. R. Wuellner, and G. B. Zydlewski. Fisheries. doi: 10.1002/fsh.10695

Ocean warming alters the distributional range, migratory timing, and spatial protections of an apex predator, the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier)
Hammerschlag, N., L. H. McDonnell, E. L. Hazen, L. J. Natanson, C. T. McCandless, A. J. Gallagher, M. L. Pinsky, and B. Kirtman. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.16045


Mapping the climate risk for European fisheries
Pinsky, M.L.

Commentary on: Climate risk to European fisheries and coastal communities.
Payne, M.R., Kudahl, M., Engelhard, G.H., Peck, M.A. and Pinnegar, J.K.,

Disentangling tropicalization and deborealization in marine ecosystems under climate change
McLean, M., D. Mouillot, A. A. Maureaud, T. Hattab, M. A. MacNeil, E. Goberville, M. Lindegren, G. Engelhard, M. Pinsky, A. Auber.  Current Biology 31(17). doi:

Persistence of a reef fish metapopulation via network connectivity: theory and data
Dedrick, A., K. Catalano, M. Stuart, J. W. White, H. Montes, Jr., and M. L. Pinsky. Ecology Letters 24(6). doi: 10.1111/ele.13721.

Range edges of North American marine species are tracking temperature over decades
Fredston, A., M.L. Pinsky, R. Selden, C. Szuwalski, J. Thorson, B. Halpern, and S. Gaines. Global Change Biology 27(3). doi: 10.1111/gcb.15614

Not all those who wander at lost – Responses of fishers’ communities to shifts in the distribution and abundance of fish
Papaioannou, E.A., R.L. Selden, J. Olson, B. McCay, M. L. Pinsky, and K. St. Martin. Frontiers in Marine Science 8. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.669094

Global hotspots of coherent marine fisheries
Ong, J. L., J. A. Walter, O. P. Jensen, and M. L. Pinsky. Ecological Applications 31(5), e02321. doi: 10.1002/eap.2321

Genomic signatures of spatially divergent selection at clownfish range margins
Clark, R. D., M. L. Aardema, P. Andolfatto, P. H. Barber, A. Hattori, J. A. Hoey, H. R. Montes Jr., and M. L. Pinsky. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.0407

Evolution and connectivity influence the persistence and recovery of coral reefs under climate change in the Caribbean, Southwest Pacific, and Coral Triangle
McManus, L. C., D. L. Forrest, E. W. Tekwa, D. E. Schindler, M. A. Colton, M. M. Webster, T. E. Essington, S. R. Palumbi, P. J. Mumby, and M. L. Pinsky. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15725

Shape of species climate response curves affects community response to climate change
Bonachela, J. A., M. Burrows, and M. L. Pinsky. Ecology Letters 24(4): 708-718. doi: 10.1111/ele.13688.

Quantifying dispersal variability among nearshore marine populations
Catalano, K. A., A. G. Dedrick, M. R. Stuart, J. B. Puritz, H. R. Montes, Jr., and M. L. Pinsky.  Molecular Ecology 30(10): 2366-2377. doi: 10.1111/mec.15732

Estimating the Economic Impacts of Climate Change on 16 Major U.S. Fisheries
Moore, C., J.W. Morley, B. Morrison, M. Kolian, E. Horsch, T. Frolicher, M.L. Pinsky, and R. Griffis. Climate Change Economics 12(01): 2150002. doi: 10.1142/S2010007821500020

Evolution reverses the effect of network structure on metapopulation persistence
McManus, L. C.,  E. W. Tekwa, D. E. Schindler, T. E. Walsworth, M. A. Colton, M. M. Webster, T. E. Essington, D. L. Forrest, S. R. Palumbi, P. J. Mumby, and M. L. Pinsky. Ecology 102(7), e03381. doi: 10.1002/ecy.3381

Genomic stability through time despite decades of exploitation in cod on both sides of the Atlantic
Pinsky, M. L., A. M. Eikeset, C. Helmerson, I. R. Bradbury, P. Bentzen, C. Morris, A. T. Gondek-Wyrozemska, H. T. Baalsrud, M. S. O. Brieuc, O. S. Kjesbu, J. A. Godiksen, J. M. I. Barth, M. Matschiner, N. Chr. Stenseth, K. S. Jakobsen, S. Jentoft, and B. Star. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118:e2025453118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2025453118

Genomic Signatures of Evolutionary Rescue in Bats Surviving White-Nose Syndrome
Gignoux-Wolfsohn, S. A., M. L. Pinsky, K. Kerwin, C. Herzog, M. Hall, A. B. Bennett, N. H. Fefferman, and B. Maslo. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.15813.

Diversification Spins a Heatwave Safety Net for Fisheries
Pinsky, M.L. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences doi: 10.1073/pnas.2024412118

Fish and fisheries in hot water: what is happening and how do we adapt?
Pinsky, M. L., E. Fenichel, M. Fogarty, S. Levin, B. McCay, K. St. Martin, R. Selden, T. Young. Population Ecology 68(1): 17-26. doi: 10.1002/1438-390X.12050

Geometric Analysis of Regime Shifts in Coral Reef Communities
Tekwa, E. W., L. C. McManus, A. Greiner, M. A. Colton, M. S. Webster, and M. L Pinsky. Ecosphere 12(1): 1-12. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.3319

     Companion piece: Origami for Community Regime Shift
     Tekwa, E. W. Bulletin of Ecological Society of America 102(1): e01830. doi:

Are we ready to track climate-driven shifts in marine species across international boundaries? – A global survey of scientific bottom trawl data
Maureaud, A., Frelat, R., Pécuchet, L., Shackell, N., Mérigot, B., Pinsky, M. L., Amador, K., Anderson, S. C., Arkhipkin, A., Auber, A., Barri, I., Bell, R., Belmaker, J., Beukhof, E., Camara, M. L., Guevara-Carrasco, R., Choi, J., Christensen, H.T., Conner, J., Cubillos, L. A., Diadhiou, H. D., Edelist, D., Emblemsvåg, M., Ernst, B., Fairweather, T. P., Fock, H. O., Friedland, K. D., Garcia, C. B., Gascuel, D., Gislason, H., Goren, M., Guitton, J., Jouffre, D., Hattab, T., Hidalgo, M., Kathena, J. N., Knuckey, I., Kidé, S. O., Koen-Alonso, M., Koopman, M., Kulik, V., León, J.P. , Levitt-Barmats, Y., Lindegren, M., Llope, M., Massiot-Granier, F., Masski, H., McLean, M., Meissa, B., Mérillet, L., Mihneva, V., Nunoo, F. K. E., O’Driscoll, R., O’Leary, C. A., Petrova, E., Ramos, J. E., Refes, W., Román-Marcote, E., Siegstad, H., Sobrino, I., Sólmundsson, J., Sonin, O., Spies, I., Steingrund, P., Stephenson, F., Stern, N., Tserkova, F., Tserpes, G., Tzanatos, E., van Rijn, I., van Zwieten, P. A. M., Vasilakopoulos, P., Yepsen, D. V., Ziegler, P., and J. Thorson. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.15404


Ocean planning for species on the move provides substantial benefits and requires few tradeoffs.
Pinsky, M. L., L. A. Rogers, J. W. Morley, and T. L. Frölicher. Science Advances 6(50): eabb8428.  doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abb8428

Deep Hurdle Networks for Zero-Inflated Multi-Target Regression: Application to Multiple Species Abundance Estimation

Kong, S., J. Bai, J. H. Lee, D. Chen, A. Allyn, M. Stuart, M. Pinsky, K. Mills, and C. Gomes. Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence.International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence Organization, Yokohama, Japan. 4375–4381. doi: 10.24963/ijcai.2020/603

Characterizing uncertainty in climate impact projections: a case study with seven marine species on the North American continental shelf
Morley, J., T. Frölicher, and M. L. Pinsky. ICES Journal of Marine Science, fsaa103. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsaa103

Data-driven approach for highlighting priority areas for protection in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction
Visalli, M. E., B. D. Best, R. B. Cabral, W. W. L. Cheung, N. A. Clarke, C. Garilao, K. Kaschner, K. Kesner-Reyes, V. W. Y. Lam, S. M. Maxwell, J. Mayorga, H. V. Moeller, L. Morgan, G. Ortuño Crespo, M. L. Pinsky, T. D. White, D. J. McCauley. Marine Policy doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.103927

Cold range edges of marine fishes track climate change better than warm edges
Fredston‐Hermann, A., R. Selden, M. Pinsky, S. D. Gaines, B. S. Halpern. Global Change Biology 26(5): 2908-2922. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15035

Using multiple natural tags provides evidence for extensive larval dispersal across space and through time in summer flounder
Hoey, J.A., Fodrie, F.J., Walker, Q.A., Hilton, E.J., Kellison, G.T., Targett, T. E., Taylor, J.C., Able, K.W., and M.L. Pinsky. Molecular Ecology 29(8): 1421-1435. doi: 10.1111/mec.15414

Climate-Driven Shifts in Marine Species Ranges: Scaling from Organisms to Communities
Pinsky, M. L., R. L. Selden, and Z. J. Kitchel. Annual Review of Marine Science 12: 153-179. doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010419-010916     (free access here)

Coupled changes in biomass and distribution drive trends in availability of fish stocks to US west coast ports
Selden, R. L., J. Thorson, J. Samhouri, S. Bograd, S. Brodie, G. Carroll, M. Haltuch, E. Hazen, K. Holsman, M. L. Pinsky, E. Willis-Norton. ICES Journal of Marine Science 77(1): 188-199. fsz211 doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsz211


Ocean community warming responses explained by thermal affinities and temperature gradients
Michael T. Burrows, Amanda E. Bates, Mark J. Costello, Martin Edwards, Graham J. Edgar, Clive J. Fox, Benjamin S. Halpern, Jan G. Hiddink, Malin L. Pinsky, Ryan D. Batt, Jorge García Molinos, Benjamin L. Payne, David S. Schoeman, Rick D. Stuart-Smith & Elvira S. Poloczanska. Nature Climate Change 9: 959–963. doi: 10.1038/s41558-019-0631-5 Press: Rutgers Today, EurekaAlert!, Newswise, Herald Scotland, Oceanographic Magazine

Capital Investment for Optimal Exploitation of Renewable Resource Stocks in the Age of Global Change
Moberg, E., M. L. Pinsky, E. Fenichel. Ecological Economics 165: 106335. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.05.015

Management for network diversity speeds evolutionary adaptation to climate change
Walsworth, T. E., D. E. Schindler, M. A. Colton, M. S. Webster, S. R. Palumbi, P. J. Mumby, T. E. Essington, and M. L. Pinsky. Nature Climate Change 9 (8): 632–636. doi: 110.1038/s41558-019-0518-5 Press: EurekAlert!, Newswise, Coral Reef Alliance, Science Daily

Shifting habitats expose fishing communities to risk under climate change
Rogers, L. A., R. Griffin, T. Young, E. Fuller, K. St. Martin, and M. L. Pinsky. Nature Climate Change 9: 512-516. doi: 10.1038/s41558-019-0503-z
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Greater vulnerability to warming of marine versus terrestrial ectotherms.
Pinsky, M. L., A. M. Eikeset, D. J. McCauley, J. L. Payne, and J. M. Sunday. Nature 569: 108-111. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1132-4 (free access here)
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Impacts of historical warming on marine fisheries production
Free, C. M., J. T. Thorson, M. L. Pinsky, K. L. Oken, J. Wiedenmann, and O. P. Jensen. Science  363 (6430): 979. doi: 10.1126/science.aau1758
Response to comments

Species coexistence through competition and rapid evolution
Pinsky, M. L. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116(7): 2407-2409. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1822091116

Path-dependent institutions drive alternative stable states in conservation
Tekwa, E. W., E. P. Fenichel, S. A. Levin, and M. L. Pinsky. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116(2): 689-694. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1806852116 data and code doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.5813934.v9

Response of marine communities to local temperature changes
Flanagan, P., O. Jensen, J. W. Morley, and M. L. Pinsky. Ecography 42(1): 214-224. doi: 10.1111/ecog.03961

Adaptation strategies of coastal fishing communities as species shift poleward
Young, T., E. Fuller, M. M. Provost, K. Coleman, K. St. Martin, B. J. McCay, and M. L. Pinsky. ICES Journal of Marine Science 76 (1): 93–103. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsy140

Governing fisheries in the face of change: Social responses to long-term geographic shifts in a U.S. fishery
Dubik, B., E. Clark, T. Young, S. B. Jones Zigler, M. Provost, M. L. Pinsky, and K. St. Martin. Marine Policy 99: 243-251. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.10.032


Genomic signatures of environmental selection despite near-panmixia in summer flounder.
Hoey, J. A. and M. L. Pinsky. Evolutionary Applications 11(9): 1732-1747. doi: 10.1111/eva.12676

Preparing ocean governance for species on the move
Pinsky, M. L., G. Reygondeau, R. Caddell, J. Palacios-Abrantes, J. Spijkers, and W. W. L. Cheung. Science 360(6394): 1189-1191. doi: 10.1126/science.aat2360 (free access to summary, reprint, and full text)

Variability in oceanographic barriers to coral larval dispersal: Do currents shape biodiversity?
Thompson, D., J. Kleypas, F. Castruccio, E. Curchitser, M. L. Pinsky, B. Jönsson, and J. Watson. Progress in Oceanography 165: 110-122. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2018.05.007

Projecting shifts in thermal habitat for 686 species on the North American continental shelf
Morley, J. W., R. L. Selden, R. J. Latour, T. L. Frölicher, R. J. Seagraves, and M. L. Pinsky. PLOS ONE 13(5): e0196127. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196127 (open access)

Throwing back the big ones saves a fishery from hot water
Pinsky, M. L. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115(8): 1678-1680. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1722620115

Diversity in thermal affinity among key piscivores buffers impacts of ocean warming on predator-prey interactions
Selden, R. L., R. D. Batt, V. S. Saba, and M. L. Pinsky. Global Change Biology24(1): 117-131. doi: 10.1111/gcb.13838 (open access here)


The reproductive seasonality and fecundity of yellowtail clownfish (Amphiprion clarkii) in the Philippines
Holtswarth, J. N., S. B. San Jose, H. R. Montes, Jr., J. W. Morley, M. L. Pinsky. Bulletin of Marine Science  93(4): 997-1007. doi:10.5343/bms.2017.1010  (request a copy here)

Considering reefscape configuration and composition in biophysical models advance seascape genetics
Van Wynsberge, S., S. Andréfouët, N. Gaertner-Mazouni, J. Tiavouane, D. Grulois, J. Lefèvre, M. L. Pinsky, and C. Fauvelot. PLoS One  12(5): e0178239. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178239

Reply to Le Pape et al.: Management is key to preventing marine extinctions
Burgess, B. G., A. Fredston-Hermann, M. L. Pinsky, S. D. Gaines, D. Tilman. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114(31): E6275-E6276. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1708147114

Gradual changes in range size accompany long-term trends in species richness
Batt, R. D., J. W. Morley, R. L. Selden, M. W. Tingley, and M. L. Pinsky. Ecology Letters 20(9): 1148-1157. doi: 10.1111/ele.12812

Marine assemblages respond rapidly to winter climate variability
Morley, J. W., R. D. Batt, and M. L. Pinsky. Global Change Biology 23(7): 2590-2601.doi: 10.1111/gcb.13578 [free access to accepted manuscript here]

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 114(15): 3945-3950. 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 32(3): 167-163. doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.12.007 [pdf of accepted manuscript]

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 F. E. Werner. Progress in Oceanography 152: 15-49. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2016.12.011 [pdf of accepted manuscript]

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 accepted 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
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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]
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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 Encounter 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,
recommended on Faculty of 1000, 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 Reviews

Ocean Recovery: A Sustainable Future for Global Fisheries?
Kitchel, Z. J., R. W. J. Bandara, J. T. Bos, R. D. Clark, D. L. Forrest, and M. L. Pinsky. (2021) Fisheries. doi: 10.1002/fsh.10580.

Book Chapters

Climate variability, climate change, and conservation in a dynamic ocean.
Pinsky, M. L. and R. L. Selden (2017) Pp. 23-38 in Conservation for the Anthropocene Ocean: Interdisciplinary science in support of nature and people (P. S. Levin and M. R. Poe, eds.). Elsevier/Academic Press, Philadelphia, PA.

Marine dispersal, ecology and conservation.
Palumbi, S. R. and M. L. Pinsky. (2013) Pp. 57-83 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

Climate change adaptation and spatial fisheries management.
Selden, R. and M. L. Pinsky (2019)  Pp. 207-214 in Predicting Future Oceans: Sustainability of Ocean and Human Systems Amidst Global Environmental Change (W. Cheung, Y. Ota, and A. Cisneros-Montemayor, editors), Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Supercharging research with open data science and teamwork.
Stewart Lowndes, J. S., H. E. Froehlich, A. Horst, N. Jayasundara, M. L. Pinsky, A. C. Stier, N. O. Therkildsen, and C. L. Wood (2019).  Nature. doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-03335-4

Governance for species on the move needs mechanisms for newly shared fisheries.
Pinsky, M. L., G. Reygondeau, R. Caddell, J. Palacios-Abrantes, J. Spijkers, and W. W. L. Cheung (2018)  Science Available from

Oceans and Sustainable Development Goals: Co-benefit, climate change, and social equity.
Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program (2017) Vancouver, 28 p.

Policy Considerations for South Atlantic Climate Variability, Fisheries and Essential Fish Habitats.
Clarke, L., R. He, S. Arnott, J. Ballenger, M. Karnauskas, K. Lindeman, R. Mordecai, J. Morley, P. Ortner, C. Paris, M. Pinsky, M. Reichert, M. Roffer, R. Rykaczewski, P. Sheng, G. Voulgaris, and W. White (2016).  (A report prepared for the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council.) PDF

Opinion: These two changes in the ocean are downright scary.
Pinsky, M. L (2016). MarketWatch. Available from

A White Paper to Inform the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council on the Impact of Climate Change on Fishery Science and Management: April 2015 (second draft).
Gaichas, S., J. Hare, M. L. Pinsky, G. DePiper, O. Jensen, T. Lederhouse, J. Link, D. Lipton, R. Seagraves, J. Manderson, and M. Clark. (2015) PDF

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.