Welcome to the Lobster Institute’s publication’s section. Here you have access to an ever growing collection of scholarly lobster articles published by our Associate Faculty and others at the University of Maine.
- The Lobster Newsletter is It is a biennial report containing a variety of articles pertaining to lobsters around the world, including: research news and updates, announcements, book reviews, editorials, letters to the editor, news releases, and amusements, among others.
- The Lobster Bulletin is an archived collection of the Institute’s quarterly bulletin. The bulletin is currently under revision. Stay tuned for new posts.
- Reports and Manuals is a collection of the Lobster Institute’s most requested documents. Included are links to the Summary Report and recordings of the latest Canada/U.S. Lobster Town Meeting.
Publications by UMaine Lobster Researchers
Bayer, R.C., M. Potocki. 2019. Plastic pollution affects American lobsters, Homarus americanus. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 138: 545-548. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.12.017
Goode, A., D. Brady, R.S. Steneck, R.A. Wahle. 2019. The brighter side of climate change: How local oceanography amplified a lobster boom in the Gulf of Maine. Global Change Biology. Volume 25. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14778
Hamlin, H.J., D.A. Bouchard, E. Tarr, S.M. Tudor 2019. Influence of temperature regime and epizootic shell disease on ecdysterone concentrations in American lobster from the Gulf of Maine. Bulletin of Marine Science. 95: 409-420
Harrington, A.M., H.J. Hamlin. 2019. Ocean acidification alters thermal cardiac performance, hemocyte abundance, and hemolymph chemistry in subadult American lobsters Homarus americanus H. Milne Edwards, 1837 (Decapoda: Molcostraca: Nephropidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology. 39, 4: 468-476. http://doi.org/10.1093/jcbiol/ruz015
Johnson, T.R., K. Beard, D.C. Brady, C.J. Byron, C. Cleaver, K. Duffy, N. Keeney, M. Kimble, M. Miller, S. Moeykens, M. Teisl, G.P. Walsum, J. Yuan. A Social-Ecological System Framework for Marine Aquaculture Research. Sustainability. 11, 2522.2019. http://doi.org/10.3390/su11092522
Oppenheim, N., D. Brady, A. Goode, A. Pershing, R.A. Wahle 2019. The cresting wave: larval settlement and ocean temperatures predict change in the American lobster harvest. Ecological Applications http://doi.org/10.1002/eap.2006
Staples, K.W., D.Brady, Y. Chen, D.W. Townsend 2019. Spatiotemporal variabilit in the phenology of the initial intra-annual molt of American Lobster (Homarus Americanus Milne Edwards, 1837) and its relationship with bottom temperatures in a changing Gulf of Maine. Fisheries Oceanography. Volume 28, issue 4. http://doi.org/101111/fog.12425
Tanaka, K.R., J. Cao, B.V. Shank, S.B. Truesdell, M.D. Mazur, L. Xu, Y. Chen. 2019. A model-based approach to incorporate environmental variability into assessment of a commercial fishery: a case study with the american lobster fishery in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank. ICES Journal of Maine Science. 76, 4: 884-896. http://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsz024
Boenish, R., Y. Chen. 2018. Spatiotemporal dynamics of effective fishing effort in the American Lobster (Homarus americanus) fishery along the coast of Maine, USA. Fisheries Research. 199: 231-241. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2017.11.001
Boenish, R., Y. Chen. 2018. Quasi-Stationary Atlantic Cod Bycatch Estimation in the Maine American Lobster Homarus Americanus Trap Fishery. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 38: 1. http://doi.org/10.1002/nafm.10021
Carloni, J., E. Bjorkstedt, P. Geoghegan, R.A. Wahle 2018. Bridging the spawner-recruit disconnect: trends in American lobster recruitment linked to the pelagic food web. Bulletin of Marine Science. 94 719-735. http://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2017.1150
Ebel, S.A., R. Alden, C.M. Beitl, T.R. Johnson, J. Runnebaum 2018. The power of participation: Challenges and opportunities for facilitating trust in cooperative fisheries research in the Maine lobster fishery. Marine Policy. 90: 47-54.
Jaini, M., A.C. Thomas, R.A. Wahle, R. Weatherbee. 2018. Spatial surface temperature correlates of American lobster (Homarus americanus) settlement in the Gulf of Maine and southern New England shelf. Bulletin of Marine Science. 94: 737-751. http://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2017.1141
Johnson, T.R., M.D. Mazur. 2018. A mixed method approach to understanding the graying of Maine’s lobster fleet. Bulletin of Marine Science. 94, 3: 1185-1199.
Le Bris, A., M.A. Alexander, A.J. Allyn, Y. Chen, K.E. Mills, A.J. Pershing, J.G. Schuetz, J.D. Scott, R.A. Wahle 2018. Climate Vulnerability and resilience in the most valuable North American fishery. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 115: 1831-1836.
Li, B., J. Cao, Y. Chen, L. Guan, M. Mazur, R.A. Wahle. 2018. Estimating spatial non-stationary environmental effects on the distribution of species: a case study from American lobster in the Gulf of Maine. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 75: 1473-1482. http://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsy024
Mazur, M., J.H. Chang, Y. Chen, B. Li 2018. Using an individual-based model to simulate the Gulf of Maine American lobster (Homarus americanus) fishery and evaluate the robustness of current management regulations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 76: 1709-1718.
Comeau, M., R. Rochette, A. Silva, J. Tremblay, R.A. Wahle 2017. Spatial patterns of richness and abundance of benthic decapod crustaceans and fishes in the Northwest Atlantic as measured by passive cobble-‐filled collectors. Marine Biology Research Hunt, H., http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2017.1296161
Fields, D.M., H. McVeigh, J. Waller, R.A. Wahle 2017. Linking rising pCO2 and temperature to the larval development and the physiology of the American lobster (Homarus americanus). ICES Journal of Marine Science. 74: 1210-1219.
Steneck, R. S., B. Ernst, A. Parma, J. Wilson. Two lobster tales: lessons from the convergent evolution of TURFs in Maine (USA) and the Juan Fernandez Islands (Chile). Bulletin of Marine Sciences. 93: 13 – 33. https://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2016.1006
Stoll, J. S., B.I. Crona, E. Fuller, 2017. Uneven adaptive capacity among fishers in a sea of change. PloS One, 12(6), e0178266.https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0178266
Tanaka, KR.*, S.L. Belknap, Y. Chen, J.J. Homola 2017. A statistical model for monitoring shell disease in inshore lobster fisheries: A case study in Long Island Sound. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0172123. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0172123
McHenry, J.D., Brady, * R. Steneck 2016. Abiotic proxies for predictive mapping of near-‐shore benthic assemblages: Implications for marine spatial planning. Ecological Applications. https://doi.org/10.1003/eap.1469
Sherwood G.D., Y. Chen, D. F. Cowan, J. H. Grabowski, M.D. McMahan 2016. Growth of juvenile lobster, Homarus americanus, in a changing environment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 557: 177–187 https://doi.org/10.3354/meps11854
Stoll, J. S., C.M. Beitl, & J.A. Wilson. 2016. How access to Maine’s fisheries has changed over a quarter century: The cumulative effects of licensing on resilience. Global Environmental Change, 37, 79-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.01.005
Waller, J.,* D. Fields, H. McVeigh*, R. Wahle 2016. Linking ocean acidification and warming to the larval development of the American lobster (Homarus americanus). ICES J. Mar. Sci. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsw154
Gledhill, D.K., A.C. Candelmo, T.L. Capson, R.C. Chambers, S. Cooley, S. Doney, C.J. Gobler, J. Grear, C.W. Hunt, A.L. King, M. Liebman, I. Mlsna, B. Mook, J.R. Morrison, N.N. Price, N.D. Rebuck, J. Salisbury, S. Signorini, E. Stancioff, C. Stymiest, H. Thomas, R.A. Wahle, J.D. Waller*, Z.A. Wang, M.M. White 2015. Ocean acidification off New England and Nova Scotia. Oceanography. 28(2):182–197 http://dx.dHenry, A.M.*, & T.R. Johnson. 2015.oi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.41
Henry, A.M.*, & T.R. Johnson. 2015. Understanding social resilience in the Maine lobster industry. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 7(1):33-43. https://doi.org/10.1080/19425120.2014.984086
Petit, I.J., C.F. Gaymer, Á.T. Palma, R.A. Wahle 2015. Predation of juvenile Jasus frontalis: An endemic spiny lobster of the Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile. Journal of Shellfish Research 34:1085-1089. http://dx.doi.org/10.2983/035.034.0335
Wahle, R.A., L. Dellinger, P. Jekielek, S. Olszewski 2015. Lobster nurseries of southern New England recede in the face of climate change. ICES Journal of Marine Science 72 (Suppl. 1): i69-i78, https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsv093
Wahle, R.A., L. Dellinger, P. Jekielek, S. Olszewski, 2015 Lobster nurseries of southern New England recede in the face of climate change. ICES Journal of Marine Science. https://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsv093
Bolton, J.C., R. Bayer, R. Bushway, S. Collins and B. Perkins. 2014. Analytical and semi preparative HPLC analysis and isolation of hemocyanin from the American lobster. Journal of Shellfish
Research. 33:11-17. https://doi.org/10.2983/035.033.0102
Burdett-Coutts, V.*, R. Rochette, P. Snelgrove, R.A. Wahle 2014. Spatial linkages between settling young-of-year and older juvenile lobsters. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 499: 143–155. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps10625
Grieve, C., D.C. Brady, & H. Polet. 2014. Best practices for managing, measuring, and mitigating the benthic impacts of fishing – Part 1. Marine Stewardship Council Science Series 2: 18-88 http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-177
Teisl, M.F, T. Johnson, S. Klein, S. Marrinan, S. McCoy, C.L. Noblet, R. Roper, M. Wibberly , & 2014. Will offshore energy face ‘fair winds and following seas’?: Understanding the factors influencing marine energy acceptance. Estuaries and Coasts. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-014-9777-6
Coleman, F. C., P.J. Auster, P.M. Cury, J.A. Estes, J. Orensanz, C.H. Peterson, M.E. Power, R.S. Steneck, J.T. Wootton 2014 The invisible fabric of nature: species interactions and fisheries management. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Travis https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1305853111
Mills, K.E., C.J. Brown, Y. Chen, F.S. Chiang, D.S. Holland, S. Lehuta, J.A. Nye, A.J. Pershing, J.C. Sun, A.C. Thomas, R.A. Wahle 2013. Fisheries management in a changing climate: Lessons from the 2012 ocean heat wave in the Northwest Atlantic. Oceanography 26: 191-195. http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.27
Oppenheim, N.*, R.A. Wahle. 2013.Cannibals by night? In situ video monitoring reveals diel shifts in inter-and intraspecific predation on tethered American lobsters. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70: 1635–1640. https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2013-0099
Steneck, R.S. & R.A. Wahle. 2013. Lobster dynamics in a brave new ocean. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70: 1571-1575.https://doi.org/10.1139/cjfas-2013-0094
Wahle, R.A., A. Battison, L. Bernatchez, S. Boudreau, K. Castro, J.H. Grabowski, S.J. Greenwood, C. Guenther, R. Rochette, J. Wilson. 2013. The American lobster in a changing ecosystem: A US-Canada science symposium, 27-30 November, Portland, Maine. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 70: 1571-1575. https://doi.org/10.1139cjfas-2013-0465
Wahle, R.A., C. Bergeron*, V. Burdett‐Coutts*, M. Comeau, R. Glenn, M. Gibson, P. Lawton, R. Rochette, J. Tremblay, C. Wilson 2013.The geography and bathymetry of American lobster benthic recruitment as measured by diver-‐based suction sampling and passive collectors. Marine Biology Research. 9: 42-58 https://doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2012.727428
Wahle, R.A., C. Brown*, K. Hovel. 2013. The geography and body size dependence of top-down forcing in New England’s lobster-groundfish interaction. Bulletin of Marine Science. 89(1):189–212 https://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2011.1131
Wilson, J.A., J.M. Acheson, T.R. Johnson 2013. The cost of useful knowledge and collective action in three fisheries. Ecological Economics 96:165-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.09.01