IOCS Publication List

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Mapping important areas of the ocean.

Since our inception, IOCS scientists, staff, and students have authored or co-authored almost 300 peer-reviewed publications and research reports. Shown below are publications from the last decade.

Sullivan-Stack, J. et al. (2022) A scientific synthesis of marine protected areas in the United States: status and recommendations. Frontiers in Marine Science. 9(849927).

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Zhao, Y., Pikitch, E.K., Xu, X., Frankstone, T., Bohorquez, J., Fang, X., Zheng, J. et al. (2022) An evaluation of management effectiveness of China’s marine protected areas and implications of the 2018 Reform. Marine Policy 139(105040)

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Bohorquez J.J., Dvarskas A., Jacquet J., Sumaila U.R., Nye J. and Pikitch E.K. (2022) A New Tool to Evaluate, Improve, and Sustain Marine Protected Area Financing Built on a Comprehensive Review of Finance Sources and Instruments. Frontiers in Marine Science 8(742846). 

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Sydeman, W. J., Hunt  Jr, G. L., Pikitch, E. K., Parrish, J. K., Piatt, J. F., Boersma, P. D., Kaufman, L., Anderson, D. W., Thompson, S. A., & Sherley, R. B. (2021). South Africa’s experimental fisheries closures and recovery of the endangered African penguin. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 78(10): 3538-3543.

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Grorud-Colvert, K. et al. (2021). The MPA Guide: A framework to achieve global goals for the ocean. Science. 373(6560).

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Bohorquez, J.J., Guifang, X., Timothy, F., M., G. M., Karine, K., Yiyi, Z., & K., P. E. (2021). China’s little-known efforts to protect its marine ecosystems safeguard some habitats but omit others. Science Advances. 7(46).

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Cernadas-Martín, S., Rountos, K. J., Nye, J. A., Frisk, M. G., & Pikitch, E. K. (2021). Composition and Intraspecific Variability in Summer Flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) Diets in a Eutrophic Estuary. Frontiers in Marine Science. 8: 522.

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Meyers, D., Alliance, C.F., Bohorquez, J., Cumming, B.F.I.B., Emerton, L., Riva, M., Fund, U.J.S. & Victurine, R. (2020). Conservation Finance: A Framework.

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Bohorquez, J.J., Dvarskas, A., & Pikitch, E.K. (2019). Categorizing global MPAs: A cluster analysis approach. Marine Policy. 108: 103663.

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Bohorquez, J.J., Dvarskas, A., & Pikitch, E.K. (2019). Filling the data gap–A pressing need for advancing MPA sustainable finance. Frontiers in Marine Science. 6: 45.

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Bond, M.E., Valentin-Albanese, J., Babcock, E.A., Heithaus, M.R., Grubbs, R.D., Cerrato, R., Peterson, B.J., Pikitch, E.K., & Chapman, D.D. (2019). Top predators induce habitat shifts in prey within marine protected areas. Medford, MA: Oecologia. 190(2): 375-85.

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Cernadas-Martin, S. (2019). Multidisciplinary ecological characterization of summer flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in Shinnecock Bay, New York (Doctoral dissertation, the State University of New York at Stony Brook).

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Dvarskas, A., Bricker, S.B., Wikfors, G.H., Bohorquez, J., Dixon, M., & Rose, J.M. (2019). Quantification and valuation of subwatershed scale nitrogen removal by commercial shellfish in Greenwich Bay, CT. In 2019 CERF Biennial Conference. CERF.

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Frankstone, T. (2019). A Remote Sensing Approach to Assessing Habitat Representation in Marine Protected Areas: A Case Study from China's Coastal Seas (M.S. Thesis, the State University of New York at Stony Brook).

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Gownaris, N.J., Santora, C.M., Davis, J.B. & Pikitch, E.K. (2019). Gaps in protection of important ocean areas: A spatial meta-analysis of ten global mapping initiatives. Frontiers in Marine Science. 6: 650.

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Hodbod, J., Stevenson, E.G., Akall, G., Akuja, T., Angelei, I., Bedasso, E.A., Buffavand, L., Derbyshire, S., Eulenberger, I., Gownaris, N. & Kamski, B. (2019). Social-ecological change in the Omo-Turkana basin: A synthesis of current developments. Ambio. 48(10): 1099-115.

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Cernadas-Martin, S., Nye, J. A., Frisk, M., Tompkins, P., & Pikitch, E. K. (2018). Migratory Behavior and Dynamics of Summer Flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in Shinnecock Bay, New York, Based on Passive Acoustic Telemetry. In 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. AFS.

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Esposito, A., Cernadas-Martin, S., Tompkins, P., & Pikitch, E. K. (2018). Shinnecock Bay Restoration Program (ShiRP); Background, Objectives, and Methods to Recover a Once Pristine Estuary. In 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. AFS.

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Gownaris, N.J., Rountos, K.J., Kaufman, L., Kolding, J., Lwiza, K.M., & Pikitch, E.K. (2018). Water level fluctuations and the ecosystem functioning of lakes. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 44(6): 1154-163.

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O’Leary, B.C., Ban, N.C., Fernandez, M., Friedlander, A.M., García-Borboroglu, P., Golbuu, Y., Guidetti, P., Harris, J.M., Hawkins, J.P., Langlois, T. & McCauley, D.J. (2018). Addressing criticisms of large-scale marine protected areas. Bioscience. 68(5): 359-70.

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Pikitch, E.K. (2018). A tool for finding rare marine species. Washington D.C., MD: Science. 360(6394): 1180-182.

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Pikitch, E.K., Boersma, P.D., Boyd, I.L., Conover, D.O., Cury, P., Essington, T.E., Heppell, S.S., Houde, E.D., Mangel, M., Pauly, D. & Plaganyi, E. (2018). The strong connection between forage fish and their predators: A response to Hilborn et al. (2017).198: 220-23.

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Tompkins, P., and Pikitch, E.K. (2018). Estuarine Restoration As a Fisheries Management Strategy: A Case Study. In 148th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. AFS.

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Bond, M.E., Valentin-Albanese, J., Babcock, E.A., Abercrombie, D., Lamb, N.F., Miranda, A., Pikitch, E.K., & Chapman, D.D. (2017). Abundance and size structure of a reef shark population within a marine reserve has remained stable for more than a decade. Marine Ecology. 576(1): 1-10.

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Cao, L., Chen, Y., Dong, S., Arthur Hanson, Huang, B., Leadbitter, D., Little, D.C., Pikitch, E.K., Qiu, Y., Sadovy de Mitcheson, Y., Sumaila, U.R., Williams, M., Xue, G., Ye, Y., Zhang, W., Zhou, Y., Zhuang, P., & Naylor, R.L. (2017). Opportunity for marine fisheries reform in China. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 114(3): 435-42.

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Cernadas-Martín, S., Suter, E.A., Scranton, M.I., Astor, Y., & Taylor, G.T. (2017). Aerobic and anaerobic ammonium oxidizers in the Cariaco Basin: distributions of major taxa and nitrogen species across the redoxcline. Aquatic Microbial Ecology. 79(1): 31-48.

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Gownaris, N.J., Pikitch, E.K., Aller, J.Y., Kaufman, L.S., Kolding, J., Lwiza, K.M.M., Obiero, K.O., Ojwang, W.O., Malala, J.O., & Rountos, K.J. (2017). Fisheries and water level fluctuations in the world's largest desert lake. Lawrenceville, NJ: Echohydrology 10(1): e1769.

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Pikitch, E.K, Boersma, P.D., Boyd, I.L., Conover, D.O., Cury P., Essington, T.E., Heppell, S.S., Houde, E.D., Mangel, M., Pauly, D., Plagany, E., Sainsbury, K., & Steneck, R.S. (2018). The strong connection between forage fish and their predators: A response to Hilborn et al. (2017). Fisheries Research. 198: 220-23.

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Rountos, K., Benaka, L., Townsend, H.M., Waterhouse, L., Lowe, M., Vasslides, J. & Archer, A.F. (2015). August. Resolving the Multiple Impacts of Anthropogenic Eutrophication on Coastal Fish and Fisheries. In 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. AFS.

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Rountos, K., Kim, J., Hattenrath, T. & Gobler, C.J., (2017), August. Unseen Fish Kills? Examining the Effects of Harmful Algal Blooms on Early Life Stages of Estuarine Fish. In 147th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. AFS.

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Rountos, K.J., Gobler, C.J., & Pikitch, E.K. (2017). Ontogenetic Differences in Swimming Behavior of Fish Exposed to the Harmful Dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society. 146(5): 1081-091.

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Cernadas-Martin, S., Nye, J., Rountos, K.J., Frisk, M.G., & Pikitch, E.K. (2016). Diet and Trophic Dynamics of Summer Flounder (Paralichthys dentatus) in Shinnecock Bay Based on Stomach Content Analysis. 15th Flatfish Biology Conference. Northeast Fisheries Science Center Reference Document.16-14.

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Commito, J.A., Gownaris, N.J., Haulsee, D.E., Coleman, S.E. & Beal, B.F. (2016). Separation anxiety: mussels self-organize into similar power-law clusters regardless of predation threat cues. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 547: 107-19.

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Geers T.M., Pikitch, E.K., & Frisk, M.G. (2016). An original model of the northern Gulf of Mexico using Ecopath with Ecosim and its implications for the effects of fishing on ecosystem structure and maturity. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography. 129: 319-31.

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Hundey, E.J., Olker, J.H., Carreira, C., Daigle,R.M., Elgin, A.K., Finiguerra, M., Gownaris, N.J., Hayes, N., Heffner, L., Razavi, R., Shirey, P.D., Tolar, B.D., & Wood-Charlson, E.M. (2016). A Shifting Tide Recommendations for Incorporating Science Communication into Graduate Training. Limnology and Presentations Oceanography Bulletin. 25(4): 109-16.

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Ojwang, W.O., Obiero, K.O., Donde, O.O., Gownaris, N., Pikitch, E.K., Omondi, R., Agembe, S., Malala, J., & Avery, S.T. (2016). Lake Turkana: World’s Largest Permanent Desert Lake (Kenya). The Wetland Book. 1361-380. 

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Rountos, K.J. (2016). Defining Forage Species to Prevent a Management Dilemma. Fisheries 41(1): 16-17.

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Toscano, B.J., Gownaris, N.J., Heerhartz, S.M., & Monaco, C.J. (2016). Personality, foraging behavior, and specialization: integrating behavioral and food web ecology at the individual level. Medford, MA: Oecologia. 182(1): 55-69.

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Gownaris, N. (2015). Understanding the Impacts of Changes in Water Inflow on the Fishes of Lake Turkana, Kenya. Dissertation. ProQuest. 1-227. 

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Gownaris, N., Rountos, K.J., Pikitch, E.K., Kolding, J. & Kaufman, L. (2015), August. Water Level Fluctuations and the Ecosystem Functioning of African Lakes. In 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. Journal of Great Lakes Research. 44(6): 1154-163. 

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Gownaris, N.J., Pikitch, E.K., Ojwang, W.O., Michener, R., & Kaufman, L. (2015). Predicting Species’ Vulnerability in a Massively Perturbed System: The Fishes of Lake Turkana, Kenya. San Francisco, CA:  PLOS ONE. 10(5).

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Pikitch, E.K. (2015). Stop-loss order for forage fish fisheries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 112(21).

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Rountos, K.J., Frisk, M.G., & Pikitch, E.K. (2015). Are We Catching What They Eat? Moving Beyond Trends in the Mean Trophic Level of Catch. Fisheries. 40(8): 376- 85.

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Rountos, K.J., (2015). Contributions of forage fish species to marine ecosystems and anthropogenic threats to their conservation (Doctoral dissertation, The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY.

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Rountos, K.J., Gobler, C.J., & Pikitch, E.K., (2015). HABs, Camera, Action!-Revealing the Behavioral Toxicity of Harmful Algae to Coastal Forage Fish Using Video Analysis. In 145th Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society. AFS.

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Commito, J.A., Commito, A.E., Platt, R.V., Grupe, B.M., Dow Piniak, W.E., Gownaris, N.J., Reeves, K.A., & Vissichelli, A.M. (2014). Recruitment facilitation and spatial pattern formation in soft-bottom mussel beds. Ecosphere 5(12): 1-26.

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Feldheim, K.A., Gruber, S.H., DiBattista, J.D., Babcock, E.A., Kessel, S.T., Hendry, A.P., Pikitch, E.K., Ashley, M.V., & Chapman, D.D. (2014). Two decades of genetic profiling yields first evidence of natal philopatry and long-term fidelity to parturition sites in sharks. Molecular Ecology. 23(1): 110-117.

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Rountos, K. J., Tang, Y. Z., Cerrato, R. M., Gobler, C. J., & Pikitch, E. K. (2014). Toxicity of the harmful dinoflagellate Cochlodinium polykrikoides to early life stages of three estuarine forage fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 505: 81-94.

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Steve, J. (2014). Microplastics in Long Island Marine Estuaries (Doctoral dissertation, The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY.).

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Abercrombie, D.L., Chapman, D.D., Gulak, J.B., & Carlson, J.K. (2013). Visual identification of fins from common elasmobranchs in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. NMFS-SEFSC-643.

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Broms, K. M. (2013). Using presence-absence data on areal units to model the ranges and range shifts of select South African bird species (Doctoral dissertation).

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Chapman, D.D., Frisk, M.G., Abercrombie, D.L., Safina, C., Gruber, S.H., Babcock, E.A., Feldheim, K.A., Pikitch, E.K., Davis, B., Kessel, S., Heithaus, M., & Worm, B. (2013). Letter to the editor: Give shark sanctuaries a chance. Washington D.C., MD: Science. 339(6121): 757.

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Chapman, D.D., Frisk, M.G., Abercrombie, D.L., Safina, C., Gruber, S.H., Babcock, E.A., Feldheim, K.A., Pikitch, E.K., Ward-Paige, C., Davis, B., Kessel, S., Heithaus, M., & Worm, B. (2013). Give Shark Sanctuaries a Chance. Washington D.C., MD: Science. 339(6121).

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Chapman, D.D., Wintner, S.P., Abercrombie, D.L., Ashe, J., Bernard, A.M., Shivji, M.S., & Feldheim, K.A. (2013). The behavioral and genetic mating system of the sand tiger shark, Carcharias taurus, an intrauterine cannibal. Poznan, Poland: Biology Letters. 9(3).

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Corcoran, M.J., Wetherbee, B.M., Shivji, M.S., Potenski, M.D., Chapman, D D., & Harvey, G M.(2013). Supplemental feeding for ecotourism reverses diel activity and alters movement patterns and spatial distribution of the southern stingray, Dasyatis americana. San Francisco, CA: PLOS ONE. 8(3).

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Howey-Jordan, L.A., Brooks, E.J., Abercrombie, D.L., Jordan, L.K.B., Brooks, A., Williams, S., Gospodarczyk, E., & Chapman, D.D. (2013). Complex Movements, Philopatry and Expanded Depth Range of a Severely Threatened Pelagic Shark, the Oceanic Whitetip (Carcharhinus longimanus) in the Western North Atlantic. San Francisco, CA: PLOS ONE 8(2).

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O’Leary, S.J.*, Feldheim, K.A., & Chapman, D.D. (2013). Novel microsatellite loci for white, Carcharodon carcharias and sand tiger sharks, Carcharias taurus (order Lamniformes). Conservation Genetics Resources. 5: 627-29.

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O’Leary, S.J.*, Feldheim, K.A., Chapman, D.D. 2013. Novel microsatellite loci for winter flounder (Pseudopleuronectus americanus). Conservation Genetics Resources. 5: 569-72.

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O’Leary, S.J., Hice, L.A., Feldheim, K.A., Frisk, M.G., McElroy, A.E., Fast, M.D., & Chapman, D.D. (2013). Severe Inbreeding and Small Effective Number of Breeders in a Formerly Abundant Marine Fish. San Francisco, CA: PLOS ONE. 8(6).

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Pinet, P.R., Pikitch, E.K., & Stager, J.C. (2013). The ongoing extinction event: a deep time, eco-evolutionary perspective for mitigation and reconciliation management. Ecosystems and Sustainable Development IX.175: 57- 76.

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Worm B., Davis, B., Kettemer L., Ward-Paige, C.A., Chapman, D.D., Heithaus, M.R., Kessel, S., & Gruber, S.H. (2013). Global catches, exploitation rates, and rebuilding options for sharks. Marine Policy. 40 (194-204).

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Abercrombie, D.L., and Chapman, D.D. (2012). Identifying sharks fins: oceanic whitetip, porbeagle and hammerheads. The PEW Environment Group. 

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Bond, M.E., Babcock, E.A., Pikitch, E.K., Abercrombie, D.L., Lamb, N.F., & Chapman, D.D. (2012). Reef sharks exhibit site-fidelity and higher relative abundance in marine reserves on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. San Francisco, CA: PLOS ONE. 7(3).

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Doukakis, P., Pikitch, E.K., Rothschild, D., Rob, A., Amato, G., & Kolokotronis, S. (2012). Testing the effectiveness of an international conservation agreement: marketplace forensics and CITES caviar trade regulation. San Francisco, CA: PLOS ONE. 7(7).

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Gubili, C., Duffy, C., Cliff, G., Wintner, S., Shivji, M.S., Chapman, D.D., Bruce, B., Martin, A.P., Sims, D.W., Jones, C.S., & Noble, L.R. (2012). Application of Molecular Genetics for Conservation of the Great White Shark, Carcharodon carcharias, L. 1758. In: Global Perspectives on the Biology and Life History of the White Shark. M. Domeier (ed.). CRC Press. 357-80.

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Hussey, N.E., MacNeil, M.A., Olin, J.A., McMeans, B.C. Kinney, M.J., Chapman, D.D., & Fisk, A.T. (2012). Stable isotopes and elasmobranchs: tissue types, methods, applications, and assumptions. Journal of Fish Biology (Special Issue: The Current Status of Elasmobranchs: Biology, Fisheries, and Conservation). 80(5): 1449–484.

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Pikitch, E.K. (2012), August-September. Cutback of small fish catches will yield big gains. Environment Industry Magazine, 63-65.

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Pikitch, E.K. (2012), November 1. Little Fish in a Big Pond. New York: NY: The Scientist. 25.

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Pikitch, E.K. (2012). The Risks of Overfishing. Washington D.C., MD: Science. 338(6106): 474-75.

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Pikitch, E.K., Boersma, P.D., Boyd, I.L., Conover, D.O., Cury, P., Essington, T. E., Heppell, S.S., Houde, E.D., Mangel, M., Pauly, D., Plagányi, É., Sainsbury, K., & Steneck, R.S. (2012). Little Fish, Big Impact: Managing a Crucial Link in Ocean Food Webs. Lenfest Ocean Program. Washington, DC. 108.

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Pikitch, E.K., Rountos, K.J., Essington, T.E., Santora, C., Pauly, D., Watson, R., Sumaila, U.R., Boersma, P.D., Boyd, I.L., Conover, D.O., Cury, P., Heppell, S.S., Houde, E.D., Mangel, M., Plagány, É., Sainsbury, K., Steneck, R.S., Geers, T.M., Gownaris, N., & Munch, S.B. (2012). The global contribution of forage fish to marine fisheries and ecosystems. FISH and FISHERIES, September 5.

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Pinhal, D, Shivji, M.S., Nachtigall, P.G., Chapman, D.D., & Martins, C. (2012). A streamlined DNA tool for global identification of heavily exploited coastal shark species (Genus Rhizoprionodon). San Francisco, CA: PLOS ONE. 7(4).

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Pinhal, D., Shivji, M.S., Vallinoto, M., Chapman, D.D., Gadig, O.B.F., & Martins, C. (2012). Cryptic hammerhead shark lineage occurrence in the Western South Atlantic revealed by DNA analysis. Marine Biology. 159: 829–36.

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Rountos, K.J., Peterson, B.J. & Karakassis, I., (2012). Indirect effects of fish cage aquaculture on shallow Posidonia oceanica seagrass patches in coastal Greek waters. Aquaculture environment interactions. 2(2): 105- 15.

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