Northeast Fisheries Science Center Publications

As the research arm of NOAA Fisheries in the Northeast Region, NEFSC annually produces about 350 scientific and technical publications, reports, and abstracts, and sponsors many other such works.

Below is a selection of the most recent peer-reviewed publications by Northeast Center staff. Division, branch, or program-specific publications are listed on their corresponding pages.

Recent Publications

Mercaldo-Allen R, Clark P, Redman D, Liu Y, Meseck S, Milke L, Rose JM, Goldberg R. In press. Temperature-related changes in juvenile finfish species composition on a rock reef in Long Island Sound. Fish Bull.

Chapman EJ, Byron CJ, Lasley-Rasher R, Lipsky C, Stevens JR, Peters R. In press. Effects of climate change on coastal ecosystem food webs: Implications for aquaculture. Mar Environ Res. Online at:

Mizuta DD, Wikfors GH, Meseck SL, Li Y, Dixon MS, Lim HJ, Hwang IJ, Bazzano M, Pitchford S. In press. Use of natural trophic resources by Eastern oysters and Pacific oysters of different ploidy. Aquacult Fish. Online at:

Smith BE, Smith LA. In press. Multispecies functional responses reveal reduced predation at high prey densities and varied responses among and within trophic groups. Fish Fish. Online at:

Werner S, DePiper G, Jin D, Kitts A. In press. Estimation of commercial fishing trip costs using sea sampling data. Mar Resour Econ. Online at:

Primpke S, Christiansen SH, Cowger W, De Frond H, Deshpande A, Fischer M, Holland E, Meyns M, O'Donnell BA, Ossmann B, Pittroff M, Sarau G, Scholz-Böttcher BM, Wiggin K. Accepted. Critical assessment of analytical methods for the harmonized and cost efficient analysis of microplastics. Appl Spectrosc. Online at:

Kneebone J, Sulikowski J, Knotek R, McElroy WD, Gervelis B, Curtis T, Jurek J, Mandelman J. Accepted. Using conventional and pop-up satellite transmitting tags to assess the horizontal movements and habitat use of thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata) in the Gulf of Maine. ICES J Mar Sci.

Conin KE, Walker SE, Mann R, Chute AS, Long MC, Bowser SS. Accepted. Growth and longevity of the Antarctic scallop Adamussium colbecki under annual and multiannual sea ice. Antarc Sci. Online at:

Speir C, Lee M-Y. Accepted. Geographic distribution of commercial fishing landings and port consolidation following ITQ implementation. J Agr Resour Econ. Online at:

Smith SE, Palkovacs EP, Weidel BC, Bunnell DB, Jones AW, Bloom DD. Accepted. A century of intermittent eco‐evolutionary feedbacks resulted in novel trait combinations in invasive Great Lakes alewives (Alosa pseudoharengus). Evol Appl. Online at:

Gustafson A, Ballew MT, Goldberg MH, Cutler MJ, Rosenthal SA, Leiserowitz A. 2020. Personal stories can shift climate change beliefs and risk perceptions: The mediating role of emotion. Commun Rep. Online at:

Chen Z, Kwon Y-O, Chen K, Fratantoni P, Gawarkiewicz G, Joyce TM. 2020. Long‐term SST variability on the Northwest Atlantic continental shelf and slope. Geophys Res Lett. 47(1): e2019GL085455. Online at:

Apprill A, Miller CA, Van Cise AM, U'Ren JM, Leslie MS, Weber L, Baird RW, Robbins J, Landry S, Bogomolni A, Waring G. 2020. Marine mammal skin microbiotas are influenced by host phylogeny. R Soc Open Sci. 7(5): 192046. Online at:

Crowe LM, Hatch JM, Patel SH, Smolowitz RJ, Haas HL. 2020. Riders on the storm: loggerhead sea turtles detect and respond to a major hurricane in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Movement Ecol. 8: 32. Online at:

Borsetti S, Munroe D, Rudders D, Chang J-H. 2020. Timing of the reproductive cycle of waved whelk, Buccinum undatum, on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic Bight. Helgol Mar Res. 74(5). Online at:



Last updated by Northeast Fisheries Science Center on September 17, 2020