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Publications by UMaine Lobster Researchers


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


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

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.

Stoll, J. S., E. Fuller, B.I. Crona. 2017. Uneven adaptive capacity among fishers in a sea of change. PloS One, 12(6), e0178266.

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.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172123


McHenry, J.,* R. Steneck; D. Brady. 2016. Abiotic proxies for predictive mapping of near-­‐shore benthic assemblages: Implications for marine spatial planning.” Ecological Applications. Doi: 10.1002/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 doi: 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.

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. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw154


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–

Henry, A.M.*, & T.R. Johnson. 2015. Understanding social resilience in the Maine lobster industry. Marine and Coastal Fisheries. 7(1):33-­‐43.

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

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, doi: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. doi: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

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. doi: 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

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 Coasts. DOI 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.


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.

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.

Steneck, R.S. & R.A. Wahle. 2013. Lobster dynamics in a brave new ocean. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 70: 1571-­‐1575

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.

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

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

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.