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COBIA Lab Kelp Forest Array

The Kelp Forest Array

Within the Marine Life Observatory at Hopkins Marine Station

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Impacts of Hypoxia on Nearshore Fishes

Measuring and modeling the impacts of hypoxia on rockfishes in Monterey Bay

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COBIA Marine Conservation and Sustainability

Marine Conservation and Sustainability

Applying coastal oceanography to marine conservation, sustainability and management issues.

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COBIA Climate Variability

Climate Variability

Understanding climate variability to improve resilience of communities and ecosystems within fishing cooperatives in Baja.

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COBIA MOTOWN

MOTOWN

Measuring buoyancy and oxygen fluxes in stratified nearshore environments to understand nutrient supply and hypoxia.

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COBIA Robust Corals

Robust Corals

Control volume analysis to understand extreme temperature and pH on coral reefs in American Somoa.

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How do we define sustainability in the face of natural variability? Can we engineer sustainable solutions for coastal communities? Addressing these questions requires an integrative, holistic approach to engineering. Our research group uses a combination of tools including field observation technology, experimentation, modeling, and dynamical systems analysis to insure sustainable coastal and marine resources for the future.

Recent Publications

  • Woodson Pnas2015 01

    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.

  • SCB Figure9 01

    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.
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