Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 32 | Number 3 | September 2019

Special Issue on PISCO: Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans

On the Cover: The Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO) is dedicated to understanding coastal processes in the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Consortium research aims to quantify intertidal and subtidal biogeographic patterns of community structure and ecological subsidies, create a mooring network to document inner-shelf oceanic conditions, and conduct coordinated, coast-wide experiments that evaluate variation in ecological processes. (1) Copper rockfish, Sebastes caurinus, (2) researchers in the rocky intertidal zone, (3) Spanish shawl nudibranch, Flabellinopsis iodinea, (4) diver conducting kelp forest surveys, (5) purple urchins, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus, and (6) oceanographers deploying instruments. Credits: Photos 1, 4, and 5: Katie Davis. Photo 2: Heather Fulton-Bennett. Photo 3: Chris Honeyman. Photo 6: Michael Moses.
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FROM THE GUEST EDITORS • Introduction to the Special Issue on PISCO: Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans
Leslie, H.M., M. Ruckelshaus, and J.D. Witman. 2019. Introduction to the special issue on PISCO: Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. Oceanography 32(3):12–15, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.306.

PISCO: Advances Made Through the Formation of a Large-Scale, Long-Term Consortium for Integrated Understanding of Coastal Ecosystem Dynamics
Menge, B.A., K. Milligan, J.E. Caselle, J.A. Barth, C.A. Blanchette, M.H. Carr, F. Chan, R.K. Cowen, M. Denny, S.D. Gaines, G.E. Hofmann, K.J. Kroeker, J. Lubchenco, M.A. McManus, M. Novak, S.R. Palumbi, P.T. Raimondi, G.N. Somero, R.R. Warner, L. Washburn, and J.W. White. 2019. PISCO: Advances made through the formation of a large-scale, long-term consortium for integrated understanding of coastal ecosystem dynamics. Oceanography 32(3):16–25, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.307.

Quantitative Biogeography: Large-Scale, Long-Term Change in the Rocky Intertidal Region of the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem
Raimondi, P.T., C.M. Miner, B.A. Menge, C.A. Blanchette, and D.P. Lohse. 2019. Quantitative biogeography: Large-scale, long-term change in the rocky intertidal region of the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Oceanography 32(3):26–37, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.308.

Integrating Coastal Oceanic and Benthic Ecological Approaches for Understanding Large-Scale Meta-Ecosystem Dynamics
Menge, B.A., J.E. Caselle, K. Milligan, S.A. Gravem, T.C. Gouhier, J.W. White, J.A. Barth, C.A. Blanchette, M.H. Carr, F. Chan, J. Lubchenco, M.A. McManus, M. Novak, P.T. Raimondi, and L. Washburn. 2019. Integrating coastal oceanic and benthic ecological approaches for understanding large-scale meta-​ecosystem dynamics. Oceanography 32(3):38–49, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.309.

Connectivity, Dispersal, and Recruitment: Connecting Benthic Communities and the Coastal Ocean
White, J.W., M.H. Carr, J.E. Caselle, L. Washburn, C.B. Woodson, S.R. Palumbi, P.M. Carlson, R.R. Warner, B.A. Menge, J.A. Barth, C.A. Blanchette, P.T. Raimondi, and K. Milligan. 2019. Connectivity, dispersal, and recruitment: Connecting benthic communities and the coastal ocean. Oceanography 32(3):50–59, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.310.

SIDEBAR • Empirical Approaches to Measure Connectivity
White, J.W., M.H. Carr, J.E. Caselle, S.R. Palumbi, R.R. Warner, B.A. Menge, and K. Milligan. 2019. Empirical approaches to measure connectivity. Oceanography 32(3):60–61, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.311.

The Dynamics and Impact of Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia: Insights from Sustained Investigations in the Northern California Current Large Marine Ecosystem
Chan, F., J.A. Barth, K.J. Kroeker, J. Lubchenco, and B.A. Menge. 2019. The dynamics and impact of ocean acidification and hypoxia: Insights from sustained investigations in the Northern California Current Large Marine Ecosystem. Oceanography 32(3):62–71, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.312.

Community Responses to Climate-Related Variability and Disease: The Critical Importance of Long-Term Research
Menge, B.A., J.E. Caselle, J.A. Barth, C.A. Blanchette, M.H. Carr, F. Chan, S. Gravem, T.C. Gouhier, J. Lubchenco, M.A. McManus, K. Milligan, M. Novak, P.T. Raimondi, L. Washburn, and J.W. White. 2019. Community responses to climate-related variability and disease: The critical importance of long-term research. Oceanography 32(3):72–81, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.313.

Present and Future Adaptation of Marine Species Assemblages: DNA-Based Insights into Climate Change from Studies of Physiology, Genomics, and Evolution
Palumbi, S.R., T.G. Evans, M.H. Pespeni, and G.N. Somero. 2019. Present and future adaptation of marine species assemblages: DNA-based insights into climate change from studies of physiology, genomics, and evolution. Oceanography 32(3):82–93, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.314.

Marine Protected Areas Exemplify the Evolution of Science and Policy
Carr, M.H., J.W. White, E. Saarman, J. Lubchenco, K. Milligan, and J.E. Caselle. 2019. Marine protected areas exemplify the evolution of science and policy. Oceanography 32(3):94–103, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.315.

SIDEBAR • The Science of Marine Reserves: A Series of Booklets and Graphics Connecting Science, Public Understanding, and Policy
Grorud-Colvert, K., J. Lubchenco, S. Airamé, M. Pessino, and S.D. Gaines. 2019. The Science of Marine Reserves: A series of booklets and graphics connecting science, public understanding, and policy. Oceanography 32(3):104–105, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.316.

Connecting Science to Policymakers, Managers, and Citizens
Lubchenco, J., B.A. Menge, J.A. Barth, M.H. Carr, J.E. Caselle, F. Chan, H.K. Fulton-Bennett, S.D. Gaines, K.J. Kroeker, K. Milligan, S.R. Palumbi, and J.W. White. 2019. Connecting science to policymakers, managers, and citizens. Oceanography 32(3):106–115, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.317.

Planning for Change: Assessing the Potential Role of Marine Protected Areas and Fisheries Management Approaches for Resilience Management in a Changing Ocean
Kroeker, K.J., M.H. Carr, P.T. Raimondi, J.E. Caselle, L. Washburn, S.R. Palumbi, J.A. Barth, F. Chan, B.A. Menge, K. Milligan, M. Novak, and J.W. White. 2019. Planning for change: Assessing the potential role of marine protected areas and fisheries management approaches for resilience management in a changing ocean. Oceanography 32(3):116–125, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.318.


Oleander is More than a Flower: Twenty-Five Years of Oceanography Aboard a Merchant Vessel
Rossby, T., C.N. Flagg, K. Donohue, S. Fontana, R. Curry, M. Andres, and J. Forsyth. 2019. Oleander is more than a flower: Twenty-five years of oceanography aboard a merchant vessel. Oceanography 32(3):126–137, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.319.

SIDEBAR • Submesoscale Dynamics Inferred from Oleander Data
Callies, J. 2019. Submesoscale dynamics inferred from Oleander data. Oceanography 32(3):138–139, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.320.

SIDEBAR • Acoustic Backscatter Patterns
Palter, J., L. Cook, A. Gonçalves Neto, S. Nickford, and D. Bianchi. 2019. Acoustic backscatter patterns. Oceanography 32(3):140–141, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.321.


QUARTERDECK • Ten Years of Career Profiles
Kappel, E.S. 2019. Ten years of career profiles. Oceanography 32(3):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.301.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • From Knowledge to Value: Connecting the Boxes
Visbeck, M. 2019. Where is the ocean in global policy discussions? Oceanography 32(3):6–7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.302.

RIPPLE MARKS • The DNA They Leave Behind: In a Drop of Water, New Answers to Questions About Marine Species
Dybas, C.L. 2019. The DNA they leave behind: In a drop of water, new answers to questions about marine species. Oceanography 32(3):10–11, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.303.

THE OCEANOGRAPHY CLASSROOM • How (Not) to Run an Oceanography Field Course
Boxall, S. 2019. How (not) to run an oceanography field course. Oceanography 32(3):142–144, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.304.

BOOK REVIEW • Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans
Brosnan, I. 2019. Review of Vast Expanses: A History of the Oceans, by H.M. Rozwadowski. Oceanography 32(3):144–145, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.305.

Career Profiles—Options and Insights. 2019. Oceanography 32(3):146–148.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Heather Leslie, Darling Marine Center & School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine
Mary Ruckelshaus, Stanford University
Jon Witman, Brown University


Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by core funding from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation to the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans.