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)