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
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.