Publications

Welcome to the Lobster Institute’s publication’s section. Here you have access to the Institute’s ever growing collection of scholarly lobster articles in the Lobster Library.

  • The Lobster Newsletter is an annual report containing a variety of articles pertaining to lobsters, including: research news and updates, announcements, book reviews, editorials, letters to the editor, news releases, and amusements, among others.
  • The Lobster Bulletin, is the Institute’s quarterly bulletin, along with an extensive archive of past issues. 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.

Publications by UMaine Lobster Researchers

2019

N. Oppenheim, R.A. Wahle, D. Brady, A. Goode, A. Pershing. 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

A. Goode, 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

K.W. Staples, Y. Chen, D.W. Townsend, D. Brady. 2019. Spatiotemporal variability 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

2018

11th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology & Management, Portland Maine 4-9 June 2017

Article Issue

11th International Conference and Workshop on Lobster Biology & Management. Bulletin of Marine Science

B. Li, J. Cao, L. Guan, M. Mazur, Y. Chen, 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

J. Carloni, R.A. Wahle, P. Geoghegan, E. Bjorkstedt. 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

2017

Hunt, H., R.A. Wahle, J. Tremblay, M. Comeau, A. Silva, R. Rochette. 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
http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17451000.2017.1296161

Steneck, R. S., A. Parma, B. Ernst, 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., E. Fuller, B.I. Crona. 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, J.J. Homola and Y. Chen. 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

J. Waller, R.A. Wahle, H. McVeigh, D.M. Fields. 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.
http://doi.org/10.1093/ICESJMS/FSW154

2016

McHenry, J.,* R. Steneck; D. Brady. 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

McMahan, M.D.*, D. F. Cowan, Y. Chen, G. D. Sherwood, and J. H. Grabowski. 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, R. Wahle, H. McVeigh*. 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

2015

Gledhill, D.K., M.M. White, J. Salisbury, H. Thomas, I. Mlsna, M. Liebman, B. Mook, J. Grear, A.C. Candelmo, R.C. Chambers, C.J. Gobler, C.W. Hunt, A.L. King, N.N. Price, S. Signorini, E. Stancioff, C.
Stymiest, R.A. Wahle, J.D. Waller*, N.D. Rebuck, Z.A. Wang, T.L. Capson, J. R. Morrison, S. Cooley, S. Doney. 2015. Ocean acidification off New England and Nova Scotia. Oceanography. 28(2):182–
197, http://dx.doi.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, S. Olszewski, P. Jekielek. 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, S. Olszewski, P. Jekielek. 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

2014

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.A. Wahle, R. Rochette, P. Snelgrove. 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., Brady, D.C., & Polet, H. 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, McCoy, S., Marrinan, S., Noblet, C.L., Johnson, T., Wibberly, M., Roper, R., & Klein, S. 2014. Will offshore energy face ‘fair winds and following seas’?: Understanding the factors influencing marine energy acceptance. Estuaries and Coastshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s12237-014-9777-6

Travis, J., Coleman, F. C., Auster, P. J., Cury, P.M., Estes, J. A., Orensanz, J., Peterson, C. H., Power, M. E., Steneck, R. S., Wootton, J. T. 2014. The invisible fabric of nature: species interactions and fisheries management. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1305853111

2013

Mills, K.E., A.J. Pershing, C.J. Brown, Y. Chen, F.-­‐S. Chiang, D.S. Holland, S. Lehuta, J.A. Nye, J.C. Sun, A.C. Thomas, and 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. Introduction. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 70: 1571-­‐1575. https://doi.org/10.1139cjfas-2013-0465

Wahle, R.A., C. Bergeron*, J. Tremblay, C. Wilson, V. Burdett-­‐ Coutts*, M. Comeau, R. Rochette, P. Lawton, R. Glenn, M. Gibson. 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., Acheson, J.M., & Johnson, T.R. 2013. The cost of useful knowledge and collective action in three fisheries. Ecological Economics 96:165-­‐172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2013.09.012