Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 26 | Number 3 | September 2013

Special Issue: Coastal Long Term Ecological Research

On the Cover: Locations of coastal marine US Long Term Ecological Research sites. Image credits: PIE = Robert Buchsbaum, Massachusetts Audubon VCR = Mads Thomsen, University of Canterbury, New Zealand GCE = Wade Sheldon, University of Georgia FCE = Franco Tobias, Florida International University PAL = Natasja van Gestel, Texas Tech University MCR = Russell Schmitt, University of California, Santa Barbara CCE = Mati Kahru, Scripps Institution of Oceanography SBC = Ron McPeak, University of California, Santa Barbara
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FROM THE GUEST EDITORS • Coastal Long Term Ecological Research: Introduction to the Special Issue
Alber, M., D. Reed, and K. McGlathery. 2013. Coastal long term ecological research: Introduction to the special issue. Oceanography 26(3):14–17, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.40.

Autonomous Ocean Measurements in the California Current Ecosystem
Ohman, M.D., D.L. Rudnick, A. Chekalyuk, R.E. Davis, R.A. Feely, M. Kahru, H.-J. Kim, M.R. Landry, T.R. Martz, C.L. Sabine, and U. Send. 2013. Autonomous ocean measurements in the California Current Ecosystem. Oceanography 26(3):18–25, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2013.41.

Modeling Physical-Biological Responses to Climate Change in the California Current System
Franks, P.J.S., E. Di Lorenzo, N.L. Goebel, F. Chenillat, P. Rivière, C.A. Edwards, and A.J. Miller. 2013. Modeling physical-biological responses to climate change in the California Current System. Oceanography 26(3):26–33, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2013.42.

Coastal Transport Processes Affecting Inner-Shelf Ecosystems in the California Current System
Washburn, L., and E. McPhee-Shaw. 2013. Coastal transport processes affecting inner-shelf ecosystems in the California Current System. Oceanography 26(3):34–43, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2013.43.

The Dynamical Response of Salinity to Freshwater Discharge and Wind Forcing in Adjacent Estuaries on the Georgia Coast
Di Iorio, D., and R.M. Castelao. 2013. The dynamical response of salinity to freshwater discharge and wind forcing in adjacent estuaries on the Georgia coast. Oceanography 26(3):44–51, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.44.

Biological and Physical Interactions on a Tropical Island Coral Reef: Transport and Retention Processes on Moorea, French Polynesia
Leichter, J.J., A.L. Alldredge, G. Bernardi, A.J. Brooks, C.A. Carlson, R.C. Carpenter, P.J. Edmunds, M.R. Fewings, K.M. Hanson, J.L. Hench, and others. 2013. Biological and physical interactions on a tropical island coral reef: Transport and retention processes on Moorea, French Polynesia. Oceanography 26(3):52–63, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2013.45.

Remote-Sensing Monitoring of Tide Propagation Through Coastal Wetlands
Wdowinski, S., S.-H. Hong, A. Mulcan, and B. Brisco. 2013. Remote-sensing monitoring of tide propagation through coastal wetlands. Oceanography 26(3):64–69, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.46.

Marsh Collapse Does Not Require Sea Level Rise
Fagherazzi, S., G. Mariotti, P.L. Wiberg, and K.J. McGlathery. 2013. Marsh collapse does not require sea level rise. Oceanography 26(3):70–77, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.47.

Salt Marsh Primary Production and Its Responses to Relative Sea Level and Nutrients in Estuaries at Plum Island, Massachusetts, and North Inlet, SouthCarolina, USA
Morris, J.T., K. Sundberg, and C.S. Hopkinson. 2013. Salt marsh primary production and its responses to relative sea level and nutrients in estuaries at Plum Island, Massachusetts, and North Inlet, South Carolina, USA. Oceanography 26(3):78–84, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2013.48.

Below the Salt Marsh Surface: Visualization of Plant Roots by Computer-Aided Tomography
Blum, L.K., and E. Davey. 2013. Below the salt marsh surface: Visualization of plant roots by computer-aided tomography. Oceanography 26(3):85–87, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.49.

Landscape Estimates of Habitat Types, Plant Biomass, and Invertebrate Densities in a Georgia Salt Marsh
Schalles, J.F., C.M. Hladik, A.A. Lynes, and S.C. Pennings. 2013. Landscape estimates of habitat types, plant biomass, and invertebrate densities in a Georgia salt marsh. Oceanography 26(3):88–97, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2013.50.

Integrated Carbon Budget Models for the Everglades Terrestrial-Coastal-Oceanic Gradient: Current Status and Needs for Inter-Site Comparisons
Troxler, T.G., E. Gaiser, J. Barr, J.D. Fuentes, R. Jaffé, D.L. Childers, L. Collado-Vides, V.H. Rivera-Monroy, E. Castañeda-Moya, W. Anderson, R. Chambers, M. Chen, C. Coronado-Molina, S.E. Davis, V. Engel, C. Fitz, J. Fourqurean, T. Frankovich, J. Kominoski, C. Madden, S.L. Malone, S.F. Oberbauer, P. Olivas, J. Richards, C. Saunders, J. Schedlbauer, L.J. Scinto, F. Sklar, T. Smith, J.M. Smoak, G. Starr, R.R. Twilley, and K.R.T. Whelan. 2013. Integrated carbon budget models for the Everglades terrestrial-coastal-oceanic gradient: Current status and needs for inter-site comparisons. Oceanography 26(3):98–107, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.51.

Sources of Organic Carbon to Coral Reef Flats
Alldredge, A.L., C.A. Carlson, and R.C. Carpenter. 2013. Sources of organic carbon to coral reef flats. Oceanography 26(3):108–113, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.52.

Multiple Sources and Forms of Nitrogen Sustain Year-Round Kelp Growth on the Inner Continental Shelf of the Santa Barbara Channel
Brzezinski, M.A., D.C. Reed, S. Harrer, A. Rassweiler, J.M. Melack, B.M. Goodridge, and J.E. Dugan. 2013. Multiple sources and forms of nitrogen sustain year-round kelp growth on the inner continental shelf of the Santa Barbara Channel. Oceanography 26(3):114–123, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2013.53.

The Importance of Dissimilatory Nitrate Reduction to Ammonium (DNRA) in the Nitrogen Cycle of Coastal Ecosystems
Giblin, A.E., C.R. Tobias, B. Song, N. Weston, G.T. Banta, and V.H. Rivera-Monroy. 2013. The importance of dissimilatory nitrate reduction to ammonium (DNRA) in the nitrogen cycle of coastal ecosystems. Oceanography 26(3):124–131, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.54.

Patterns and Controls of Nutrient Concentrations in a Southeastern United States Tidal Creek
Schutte, C.A., K. Hunter, P. McKay, D. Di Iorio, S.B. Joye, and C. Meile. 2013. Patterns and controls of nutrient concentrations in a southeastern United States tidal creek. Oceanography 26(3):132–139, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.55.

Taking the Pulse of Marine Ecosystems: The Importance of Coupling Long-Term Physical and Biological Observations in the Context of Global Change Biology
Hofmann, G.E., C.A. Blanchette, E.B. Rivest, and L. Kapsenberg. 2013. Taking the pulse of marine ecosystems: The importance of coupling long-term physical and biological observations in the context of global change biology. Oceanography 26(3):140–148, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.56.

Understanding the Threats of Ocean Acidification to Coral Reefs
Edmunds, P.J., R.C. Carpenter, and S. Comeau. 2013. Understanding the threats of ocean acidification to coral reefs. Oceanography 26(3):149–152, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.57.

Genetic Evidence for Regional Isolation of Pocillopora Corals from Moorea
Forsman, Z.H., E.C. Johnston, A.J. Brooks, T.C. Adam, and R.J. Toonen. 2013. Genetic evidence for regional isolation of Pocillopora corals from Moorea. Oceanography 26(3):153–155, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.58.

The Roles of Large Top Predators in Coastal Ecosystems: New Insights from Long Term Ecological Research
Rosenblatt, A.E., M.R. Heithaus, M.E. Mather, P. Matich, J.C. Nifong, W.J. Ripple, and B.R. Silliman. 2013. The roles of large top predators in coastal ecosystems: New insights from long term ecological research. Oceanography 26(3):156–167, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.59.

What Happens in an Estuary Doesn't Stay There: Patterns of Biotic Connectivity Resulting from Long Term Ecological Research
Mather, M., J.T. Finn, C.G. Kennedy, L.A. Deegan, and J.M. Smith. 2013. What happens in an estuary doesn’t stay there: Patterns of biotic connectivity resulting from long term ecological research. Oceanography 26(3):168–179, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.60.

Stable Isotopes Reveal Trophic Relationships and Diet of Consumers in Temperate Kelp Forest and Coral Reef Ecosystems
Page, H.M., A.J. Brooks, M. Kulbicki, R. Galzin, R.J. Miller, D.C. Reed, R.J. Schmitt, S.J. Holbrook, and C. Koenigs. 2013. Stable isotopes reveal trophic relationships and diet of consumers in temperate kelp forest and coral reef ecosystems. Oceanography 26(3):180–189, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.61.

West Antarctic Peninsula: An Ice-Dependent Coastal Marine Ecosystem in Transition
Ducklow, H.W., W.R. Fraser, M.P. Meredith, S.E. Stammerjohn, S.C. Doney, D.G. Martinson, S.F. Sailley, O.M. Schofield, D.K. Steinberg, H.J. Venables, and C.D. Amsler. 2013. West Antarctic Peninsula: An ice-dependent coastal marine ecosystem in transition. Oceanography 26(3):190–203, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.62.

Penguin Biogeography Along the West Antarctic Peninsula: Testing the Canyon Hypothesis with Palmer LTER Observations
Schofield, O., H. Ducklow, K. Bernard, S. Doney, D. Patterson-Fraser, K. Gorman, D. Martinson, M. Meredith, G. Saba, S. Stammerjohn, and others. 2013. Penguin biogeography along the West Antarctic Peninsula: Testing the Canyon Hypothesis with Palmer LTER observations. Oceanography 26(3):204–206, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2013.63.

A Nonmarine Source of Variability in Adélie Penguin Demography
Fraser, W.R., D.L. Patterson-Fraser, C.A. Ribic, O. Schofield, and H. Ducklow. 2013. A nonmarine source of variability in Adélie penguin demography. Oceanography 26(3):207–209, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.64.

Ecological Transitions in a Coastal Upwelling Ecosystem
Ohman, M.D., K. Barbeau, P.J.S. Franks, R. Goericke, M.R. Landry, and A.J. Miller. 2013. Ecological transitions in a coastal upwelling ecosystem. Oceanography 26(3):210–219, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.65.

Nonlinear Dynamics and Alternative Stable States in Shallow Coastal Systems
McGlathery, K.J., M.A. Reidenbach, P. D’Odorico, S. Fagherazzi, M.L. Pace, and J.H. Porter. 2013. Nonlinear dynamics and alternative stable states in shallow coastal systems. Oceanography 26(3):220–231, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.66.


QUARTERDECK • Particularly Timely Research at Coastal Long Term Ecological Research Sites
Pugh, G., and D. Garrison. 2013. Quarterdeck: Particularly timely research at coastal Long Term Ecological Research sites. Oceanography 26(3):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.67.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • The Era of Big Data Comes to Oceanography
Abbott, M.R. 2013. From the President: The era of big data comes to oceanography. Oceanography 26(3):7–8, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.68.

RIPPLE MARKS • Ancient Eye on Humanity: South Africa’s Blombos Cave Is a Window to Our Past—and Perhaps Our Future
Dybas, C.L. 2013. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 26(3):10–13, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2013.69.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and insights. 2013. Oceanography 26(3):232–234.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Merryl Alber, University of Georgia
Daniel Reed, University of California, Santa Barbara
Karen McGlathery. University of Virginia


Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by the US National Science Foundation.