Fronts and internal waves in the coastal ocean
Using a nearshore mooring array and numerical models, we show how internal waves may be generated at fronts and are modified by local shear.
Walter, R.K., M. Stastna, C.B. Woodson, and S.G. Monismith. 2016. Observations of nonlinear internal waves at a persistent coastal upwelling front. Continental Shelf Research doi:10.1016/j.csr.2016.02.007
Marine ecosystems may be more productive
We used an extensive analysis of existing literature combined with new data from the In Situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System to quantify the potential for increased production in marine ecosystems as a result of fine-scale predator prey overlap.
Greer, A.T., and C.B. Woodson. 2016. Application of a predator–prey overlap metric to determine the impact of sub-grid scale feeding dynamics on ecosystem productivity. ICES Journal of Marine Science: Journal du Conseil doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsw001
Fronts regulate marine ecosystem production
We used a novel ecosystem model to show how fronts regulate trophic pathways and ultimately fisheries production and biogeochemical cycling in the ocean, including the 2005-2010 salmon decline in central California
Woodson, C.B., and S.Y. Litvin. 2015. Ocean fronts drive marine ecosystem production and biogeochemical cycling. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1417143112