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Clement Kinney, J. and W. Maslowski, 2022, On the variability of the Bering Sea Cold Pool and implications for the biophysical environment, PLoS ONE, , https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0266180

Cooper, L.W., C. Magen, and J.M. Grebmeier. 2022. Changes in the oxygen isotope composition of the Bering Sea contribution to the Arctic Ocean are an independent measure of increasing freshwater fluxes through the Bering Strait. PLOS ONE (in revision).

Frey, K, E., J. Clement Kinney, L. V. Stock, R. Osinski, 2022, Observations of Declining Primary Production in the Western Bering Strait, Oceanography, 35 (2), https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2022.123

Frey, K.E, L.N.C. Young, J.C. Comiso, L.V. Stock, J.M. Grebmeier, and L.W. Cooper. A comprehensive satellite-based assessment across the Pacific Arctic Distributed Biological Observatory shows widespread late-season sea surface warming and sea ice declines with variable influences on primary productivity. PLOS ONE (May 2022, in revision).

Gaffey, C.B., K.E Frey, L.W. Cooper, and J.M. Grebmeier. 2022. Phytoplankton bloom stage estimated from chlorophyll pigment proportions suggest delayed summer production in low sea ice years in the northern Bering Sea, PLOS ONE, 17(7): e0267586, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0267586

Moore S.E., J.T. Clarke, S.R. Okkonen, J.M. Grebmeier, C.L. Berchok, and K.M. Stafford. 2022. Changes in gray whale phenology and distribution related to prey variability and ocean biophysics in the northern Bering and eastern Chukchi seas. PLoS ONE 17(4): e0265934. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0265934

Anderson, D.M., E. Fachon, R.S. Pickart, P. Lin, A.D. Fischer, M.L. Richlen, V. Uva, M. Brosnahan, O.L. McRaven, F. Bahr, K. Lefebvre, J.M. Grebmeier, S. Danielson, Y. Lyu1e, and Y. Fukai. 2021. Evidence for massive and recurrent toxic blooms of Alexandrium catenella in the Alaskan Arctic. PNAS, Vol. 118, No. xx e2107387118, doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2107387118

Ashjian, C.J., Okkonen, S.R., Campbell, R.G., and Alatalo, P., 2021, Lingering Chukchi Sea sea ice and Chukchi Sea mean winds influence population age structure of euphausiids (krill) found in the bowhead whale feeding hotspot near Pt. Barrow, Alaska, PLOS ONE, 16(7): e0254418, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0254418

Feng, Z., Ji, R., Ashjian, C., Zhang, J., Campbell, R., Grebmeier, J.M., 2021, Benthic hotspots on the northern Bering and Chukchi continental shelf: Spatial variability in production regimes and environmental drivers, Progress in Oceanography, 191, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2020.102497

Gemery, L., Cooper, L.W., Magen, C., Cronin, T.M., and Grebmeier, J.M., 2021, Stable oxygen isotopes in shallow marine ostracodes from the northern Bering and Chukchi Seas, Marine Micropaleontology, 102001, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marmicro.2021.102001

Gemery, L., Cronin, T.M., Cooper, L.W., Dowsett, H.J., and Grebmeier, J.M., 2021, Biogeography and ecology of Ostracoda in the U.S. northern Bering, Chukchi, and Beaufort Seas, PLOS ONE, 16(5): e0251164, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0251164

Jones, B.R., Kelley, A.L., and Mincks, S.L., 2021, Changes to benthic community structure may impact organic matter consumption on Pacific Arctic shelves, Conservation Physiology, 9, https://doi.org/10.1093/conphys/coab007

Kędra, M., Cooper, L.W., Silberberger, M.J., Zhang, M., Biasatti, D., and Grebmeier, J.M., 2021, Organic carbon source variability in Arctic bivalves as deduced from the compound specific carbon isotopic composition of amino acids, Journal of Marine Systems, 103547, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2021.103547

Koch, C.W., Cooper, L.W., Woodland, R.J., Grebmeier, J.M., Frey, K.E., Stimmelmayr, R., Magen, C., and Brown, T.A., 2021, Female Pacific walruses (Odobenus rosmarus divergens) show greater partitioning of sea ice organic carbon than males: Evidence from ice algae trophic markers, PLOS ONE, 16(8): e0255686, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0255686

Lalande, C., Grebmeier, J.M., Mcdonnell, A.M.P., Hopcroft, R.R., O'Daly, S., and Danielson, S.L., 2021, Impact of a warm anomaly in the Pacific Arctic region derived from time-series export fluxes, PLOS ONE, 16(8): e0255837, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0255837

Mueter, F.J., K. Iken, L.W. Cooper, J.M. Grebmeier, K.J. Kuletz, R.R. Hopcroft, S.L. Danielson, R.E. Collins, D. Cushing. 2021. Changes in diversity and species composition across multiple assemblages in the northeast Chukchi Sea during two contrasting years are consistent with borealization. Oceanography, 34, No. 2, pp. 38-51, doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2021.213

Pickart, R.S., M.A. Spall, P. Lin, K.R. Arrigo, J.M. Grebmeier, and L.T. McRaven. 2021. Physical controls on the macrofaunal benthic biomass in Barrow Canyon, Chukchi Sea. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, JGRC24496, doi.org/10.1029/2020JC017091

Stafford KM, Citta JJ, Okkonen SR, and Zhang J, 2021, Bowhead and beluga whale acoustic detections in the western Beaufort Sea 2008-2018, PLOS ONE, 16(6): e0253929, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0253929

Zhou, J., Luo, X., Xiao, J., Wei, H., Zhao, W., and Zheng, Z., 2021, Modeling the seasonal and interannual variations in nitrate flux through Bering Strait, Journal of Marine Systems, 218, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmarsys.2021.103527

Danielson, S.L., Ahkinga, O., Ashjian, C., Basyuk, E., Cooper, L.W., Eisner, L., Farley, E., Iken, K.B., Grebmeier, J.M., Juranek, L., Khen, G., Jayne, S.R., Kikuchi, T., Ladd, C., Lu, K., McCabe, R.M., Moore, G.W.K., Nishino, S., Ozenna, F., Pickart, R.S., Polyakov, I., Stabeno, P.J., Thoman, R., Williams, W.J., Wood, K., and Weingartner, T.J., 2020, Manifestation and consequences of warming and altered heat fluxes over the Bering and Chukchi Sea continental shelves, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 177, doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2020.104781

Frey, K.E., J.C. Comiso, L.W. Cooper, J.M. Grebmeier, and L.V. Stock, 2020, Arctic Ocean Report Card 2020, https://arctic.noaa.gov/Portals/7/ArcticReportCard/Documents/ArcticReportCard_full_report2020.pdf

Koch, C. W., Cooper, L. W., Lalande, C., Brown, T. A., Frey, K. E., and Grebmeier, J. M., 2020, Seasonal and latitudinal variations in sea ice algae deposition in the Northern Bering and Chukchi Seas determined by algal biomarkers, PLoS ONE, 15, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0231178

Koch, C.W., Cooper, L.W., Grebmeier, J.M., Frey, K., and Brown, T.A., 2020, Ice algae resource utilization by benthic macro- and megafaunal communities on the Pacific Arctic shelf determined through lipid biomarker analysis, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 651, https://doi.org/10.3354/meps13476

Waga, H., Hirawake, T., and Grebmeier, J.M., 2020, Recent change in benthic macrofaunal community composition in relation to physical forcing in the Pacific Arctic, Polar Biology, 43, https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-020-02632-3

Cooper, L. W., Guarinello, M. L., Grebmeier, J. M., Bayard, A., Lovvorn, J. R., North, C. A., and Kolts, J. M., 2019, A video seafloor survey of epibenthic communities in the Pacific Arctic including Distributed Biological Observatory stations in the northern Bering and Chukchi seas, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.05.003

Eaton, Claire, 2019, Science Diplomacy in the Atlantic Arctic: Assessing Potential Expansion of the Distributed Biological Observatory (DBO) to the Baffin Bay-Davis Strait Area, M.S. Thesis, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment. University of New Hampshire https://www.proquest.com/openview/3756de619f9fd00b08a335efe378cbdd/1?pq-origsite=gscholar&cbl=18750&diss=y

Giesbrecht, K. E., Varela, D. E., Wiktor, J., Grebmeier, J. M., Kelly, B., and Long, J. E. , 2019, A decade of summertime measurements of phytoplankton biomass, productivity and assemblage composition in the Pacific Arctic Region from 2006 to 2016, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.06.010

Goethel, C. L., Grebmeier, J. M., and Cooper, L. W. , 2019, Changes in abundance and biomass of the bivalve Macoma calcarea in the northern Bering Sea and the southeastern Chukchi Sea from 1998 to 2014, tracked through dynamic factor analysis models, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.10.007

Grebmeier, J. M., Moore, S. E., Cooper, L. W., and Frey, K. E., 2019, The Distributed Biological Observatory: A change detection array in the Pacific Arctic - An introduction, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.05.005

Iken, K., Mueter, F., Grebmeier, J. M., Cooper, L. W., Danielson, S. L., and Bluhm, B. A. , 2019, Developing an observational design for epibenthos and fish assemblages in the Chukchi Sea, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.11.005

Kędra, M., Cooper, L. W., Zhang, M., Biasatti, D., and Grebmeier, J. M. , 2019, Benthic trophic sensitivity to on-going changes in Pacific Arctic seasonal sea ice cover – Insights from the nitrogen isotopic composition of amino acids, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.01.002

Kuletz, K. J., Cushing, D. A., Osnas, E. E., Labunski, E. A., and Gall, A. E., 2019, Representation of the Pacific Arctic seabird community within the Distruted Biologival Observatory array, 2007-2015, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.04.001

Lin, P., Pickart, R. S., Moore, G. W. K., Spall, M. A., and Hu, J. , 2019, Chacteristics and dynamics of wind-driven upwelling in the Alaskan Beaufort Sea based on six years of mooring data, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.01.002

Meadows, C. A., Grebmeier, J. M., and Kidwell, S. M. , 2019, High-latitude benthic bivalve biomass and recent climate change: Testing the power of live-dead discordance in the Pacific Arctic , Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.04.005

Moore, S. E. and Kuletz, K. J. , 2019, Marine birds and mammals as ecosystem sentinels in and near Distributed Biological Observatory regions: An abbreviated review of published accounts and recommendations for integration to ocean observatories, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.09.004

Okkonen, S., Ashjian, C., Campbell, R. G., and Alatalo, P. , 2019, The encoding of wind forcing into the Pacific-Arctic pressure head, Chukchi Sea ice retreat and late-summer Barrow Canyon water masses , Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.05.009

Pisareva, M. N., Pickart, R. S., Lin, P., Fratantoni, P. S., and Weingartner, T. J., 2019, On the nature of wind-forced upwelling in Barrow Canyon, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.02.002

Pickart, R.S., C. Nobre, P. Lin, K.R. Arrigo, C.J. Ashjian, C.Berchok, L.W. Cooper, J.M. Grebmeier, I.Hartwell, J.He, M. Itoh, T. Kikuchi, S. Nishino, and S. Vagle. 2019.Seasonal to mesoscale variability of water masses and atmospheric conditions in Barrow Canyon, Chukchi Sea, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.02.003

Shroyer, E. L. and Pickart, R. S. , 2019, Pathways, timing, and evolution of Pacific Winter Water through Barrow Canyon, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.05.004

Stabeno, P. J., Bell, S. W., Bond, N. A., Kimmel, D. G., Mordy, C. W., and Sullivan, M. E. , 2019, Distributed Biological Observatory Region 1: Physics, chemistry and plankton in the northern Bering Sea, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:/10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.11.006

Waga, H., Hirawake, T., Fujiwara, A., Grebmeier, J. M., and Saitoh, S.I. , 2019, Impact of spatiotemporal variability in phytoplankton size structure on benthic macrofaunal distribution in the Pacific Arctic, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 162, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.10.008

Cooper, L. W. and Grebmeier, J. M. , 2018, Deposition patterns on the Chukchi shelf using radionuclide inventories in relation to surface sediment characteristics, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 152, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2018.01.009

Grebmeier, J., Frey, K., Cooper, L., and Kędra, M. , 2018, Trends in Benthic Macrofaunal Populations, Seasonal Sea Ice Persistence, and Bottom Water Temperatures in the Bering Strait Region, Oceanography, 31, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2018.224

Hauri, C., Danielson, S., McDonnell, A. M. P., Hopcroft, R. R., Winsor, P., Shipton, P., Lalande, C., Stafford, K. M., Horne, J. K., Cooper, L. W., Grebmeier, J. M., Mahoney, A., Maisch, K., McCammon, M., Statscewich, H., Sybrandy, A., and Weingartner, T., 2018, From sea ice to seals: a moored marine ecosystem observatory in the Arctic, Ocean Science, 14, doi:10.5194/os-14-1423-2018

Lovvorn, J. R., North, C. A., Grebmeier, J. M., Cooper, L. W., and Kolts, J. M., 2018, Sediment organic carbon integrates changing environmental conditions to predict benthic assemblages in shallow Arctic seas, Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems , 28, doi:10.1002/aqc.2906

Moore, S. E., and Grebmeier, J. M. , 2018, The Distributed Biological Observatory: Linking Physics to Biology in the Pacific Arctic Region + Supplementary File (See Article Tools), ARCTIC, 71, https://www.jstor.org/stable/26646184

Moore, S. E., Stabeno, P. J., Grebmeier, J. M., and Okkonen, S. R. , 2018, The Arctic Marine Pulses Model: linking annual oceanographic processes to contiguous ecological domains in the Pacific Arctic, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 152, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.10.011

Wang, M., Yang, Q., Overland, J.E., Stabeno, P., 2018, Sea-ice cover timing in the Pacific Arctic: The present and projections to mid-century by selected CMIP5 models, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 152, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.11.017

Kędra, M., J. M. Grebmeier, & L. W. Cooper, 2017, Sipunculan fauna in the Pacific Arctic region: a significant component of benthic infaunal communities, Polar Biology https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-017-2179-z

Nishino, S., Kikuchi, T., Fujiwara, A., Hirawake, T., and Aoyama, M., 2016, Water mass characteristics and their temporal changes in a biological hotspot in the southern Chukchi Sea, Biogeosciences, 13, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-2563-2016

Grebmeier, J., Bluhm, B., Cooper, L., Denisenko, S., Iken, K., Kędra, M., and Serratos, C. , 2015, Time-Series Benthic Community Composition and Biomass and Associated Environmental Characteristics in the Chukchi Sea During the RUSALCA 2004–2012 Program, Oceanography, 28, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2015.61

Nelson, R. J., Ashjian, C. J., Bluhm, B. A., Conlan, K. E., Gradinger, R. R., Grebmeier, J. M., … Young, K. V., 2014, Biodiversity and Biogeography of the Lower Trophic Taxa of the Pacific Arctic Region: Sensitivities to Climate Change, The Pacific Arctic Region, doi:10.1007/978-94-017-8863-2_10

DBO Relevant Publications

Ershova, E.A, Descoteaux, R, Wangensteen, O., Iken, K., Hopcroft, R., Smoot, C., Grebmeier, J.M., Bluhm, B.A. 2019. Diversity and distribution of meroplanktonic larvae in the Pacific Arctic and connectivity with adult benthic invertebrate communities. Frontiers in Marine Science 6, 490. doi.10.3389/fmars.2019.00490

Moore, S.E., P.J. Stabeno, J.M. Grebmeier, and S.R. Okkonen. 2018. The Arctic Marine Pulses model: linking annual oceanographic processes to contiguous ecological domains in the Pacific Arctic. Deep Sea Research II Topical Studies in Oceanography 152, 8-21. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.10.011

Gall, A.E., Morgan, T.C., Day, R.H., Kuletz, K.J., 2017. Ecological shift from piscivorous to planktivorous seabirds in the Chukchi Sea, 1975-2012. Polar Biol 40, 61-78. doi.org/10.1007/s00300-016-1924-z

Heshan Lin, Kun Liu, Jianjun Wang, Junhui Lin, Yaqin Huang, Xuebao He, Zhong Li. Shuyi Zhang,·Jianfeng Mou, Yanguang Liu, Puqing Song, Yu Wang, Bingpeng Xing. 2019. Spatial variability of macrobenthic production in the Bering Sea, Polar Biology (2019) 42:449-460 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00300-018-2414-2

Sigler, M.F., Mueter, F.J., Bluhm, B.A., Busby, M.S., Cokelet, E.D., Danielson, S.L., Robertis, A.D., Eisner, L.B., Farley, E.V., Iken, K., Kuletz, K.J., Lauth, R.R., Logerwell, E.A., Pinchuk, A.I., 2017. Late summer zoogeography of the northern Bering and Chukchi seas. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 135, 168-189. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.03.005

Kuletz, K.J., Ferguson, M.C., Hurley, B., Gall, A.E., Labunski, E.A., Morgan, T.C., 2015. Seasonal spatial patterns in seabird and marine mammal distribution in the eastern Chukchi and western Beaufort seas: Identifying biologically important pelagic areas. Progress in Oceanography 136, 175-200. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2015.05.012

Grebmeier, J.M., Maslowski, W. (Eds.), 2014. The Pacific Arctic Region: Ecosystem Status and Trends in a Rapidly Changing Environment. Springer Netherlands, Dordrecht. doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-8863-2

Clement Kinney, J., W. Maslowski, S. Okkonen, 2009. On the processes controlling shelf-basin exchange and outer shelf dynamics in the Bering Sea. Deep-Sea Res. II, Vol. 56, 1351-1362, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2008.10.023

Clement, J. L., W. Maslowski, L. Cooper, J. Grebmeier, W. Walczowski, 2005. Ocean circulation and exchanges through the northern Bering Sea - 1979-2001 model results. Deep Sea Research II, 52, 3509-3540, doi: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2005.09.010