Fronts regulate marine ecosystem production
We used a novel ecosystem model and a retrospective analysis to show how fronts regulate trophic pathways and ultimately fisheries production and biogeochemical cycling in the ocean.
Woodson, C.B., and S.Y. Litvin . In press. Ocean fronts drive marine ecosystem production and biogeochemical cycling. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA to appear.
Oxygen on the shelf is declining faster than offshore in the Southern CA Bight
We analyzed a 50+ year data set of CTD casts from the 4 Los Angeles Publicly Owned Water Treatment Works (POTWs) and found oxygen decreases in the last 14 years to be up to 4 times greater than reported offshore.
Booth, J.A.T., C.B. Woodson, M. Sutula, F. Micheli, S.B. Weisberg, S. Bograd, A. Steele, J. Schoen, and L.B. Crowder. 2014. Patterns and potential drivers of declining oxygen content along the southern California coast. Limnology and Oceanography 59: 1127-1138.