Abundance and production varies with the physical and biological environments both inter- and intra-annually.  Our efforts to explain and predict changes in abundance and production over time and space include: 


Gove, J.M., McManus, M.A., Neuheimer, A.B., Polovina, J.J., Drazen, J.C., Smith, C.R., Merrifield, M.A., Friedlander, A.M., Ehses, J.S., Young, C.W., Dillon, A.K., and Williams, G.J. 2016. Near-island biological hotspots in barren ocean basins. Nature Communications. 7:10581 doi:10.1038/ncomms10581 (pdf)

Teneva, L. T., McManus, M.A., Jerolmon, C., Neuheimer, A.B., Clark, S.J., Walker, G., Kaho’ohalahala, K., Shimabukuro, E., Ostrander, C., and Kittinger, J. N. 2016. Understanding Reef Flat Sediment Regimes and Hydrodynamics can Inform Erosion Mitigation on Land. Collabra, 2: pp. 1–12, DOI: (pdf


Neuheimer, A.B., W.C. Gentleman, P. Pepin & E.J.H. Head.  2010b. Explaining regional variability in copepod recruitment: Implications for a changing climate.  Progress in Oceanography 87: 94-105. (link)


Neuheimer, A.B., W.C. Gentleman & C. Galloway.  2009.  Modeling larval Calanus finmarchicus on Georges Bank: Time-varying mortality rates and a cannibalism hypothesis. Fisheries Oceanography 18: 147-160. (link)