Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Pelagic-Benthic Coupling
Lab Publications

Recent Publications

2013    R.M. Jeffreys, C. Burke, A.J. Jamieson, B.E. Narayanaswamy, H.A. Ruhl, K.L. Smith Jr, U. Witte. Feeding preferences of abyssal macrofauna inferred from in situ pulse chase experiments. PlosOne. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080510

2013    K.L. Smith, Jr., H.A. Ruhl, M. Kahru, C.L. Huffard and A.D. Sherman. Deep ocean communities impacted by changing climate over 24 y in the abyssal northeast Pacific. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. 110(49): 19838-19841

2013    H.A. Ruhl, B.J. Bett, S.J.M. Hughes, C.H.S. Alt, E.J. Ross, R.S. Lampitt, C.A. Pebody, K.L. Smith, Jr. and D.S.M. Billett. Links between deep-sea respiration and community dynamics. Ecology (in press).

2013    M.F. Vardaro, P.M. Bagley, D.M. Bailey, B.J. Bett, D.O.B. Jones, R.J. Milligan, I.G. Priede, C.M. Risien, G.T. Rowe, H.A. Ruhl, B.B. Sangolay, K.L. Smith, Jr., A. Walls and J. Clarke. A southeast Atlantic deep-ocean observatory: first experiences and results. Limnol. Oceanogr. Meth. 11: 304-315.

2013    S.E.Wilson, H.A. Ruhl and K.L. Smith, Jr. Zooplankton fecal pellet flux in the abyssal northeast Pacific: a 15 year time-series study. Limnol. Oceanogr. 58: 881-892.

2013    A.S.Kahn, J.B. Geller, H.M. Reiswig and K.L. Smith, Jr. Bathydorus laniger and Docosaccus maculatus (Lyssacinosida; Hexactinellida): two new species of glass sponge from the abyssal eastern North Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 3646 (4): 386-400.

2013    C. Laguionie-Marchais, D.S.M. Billett, G.L.D. Paterson, H.A. Ruhl, E.H. Soto, K.L. Smith Jr. and S. Thatje. Interannual dynamics of abyssal polychaete communities in the north east Pacific and north east Atlantic – a family level study. Deep-Sea Res. I 175: 175-186.

2013    K.L. Smith, Jr., A.D. Sherman, T.J. Shaw and J. Sprintall. Icebergs as unique Lagrangian ecosystems in polar seas. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. 5: 269-287.

2012    M. Vernet, K.L. Smith, Jr. et al. Islands of ice: Influence of free-drifting Antarctic icebergs on pelagic marine ecosystems. Oceanography 25 (3): 38-39.

2012    J.C. Drazen, D.M. Bailey, H.A. Ruhl and K.L. Smith, Jr. The role of carrion supply in the abundance of deep-water fish off California. PLoS ONE 7(11): e49332.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049332.

2012    M.M. Moeseneder, K.L. Smith, Jr., H.A. Ruhl, D.O.B. Jones, U. Witte and J.I. Prosser. Temporal and depth-related differences in prokaryotic communities in abyssal sediments associated with particulate organic carbon flux. Deep-Sea Res. I, 70: 26-35.

2012    A.S. Kahn, H.A. Ruhl and K.L. Smith, Jr. Temporal changes in deep-sea sponge populations are correlated to changes in surface climate and food supply. Deep-Sea Res. I, 70: 36-41.

2011    K.L. Smith, Jr. Free-drifting icebergs in the Southern Ocean: an overview. Deep-Sea Res. II, 58: 1277-1284.

2011    A.D. Sherman, B.W. Hobson, P.R. McGill, R.E. Davis, M.C. McClune and K.L. Smith, Jr. Lagrangian sediment traps for sampling at discrete depths beneath free-drifting icebergs. Deep-Sea Res. II, 58: 1327-1335.

2011    T.J. Shaw, R. Raiswell, C.R. Hexel, H.P. Vu, W.S. Moore, R. Dudgeon and K.L. Smith, Jr. Input, composition, and potential impact of terrigenous material from free-drifting icebergs in the Weddell Sea. Deep-Sea Res. II, 58: 1376-1383.

2011    B.H. Robison, M. Vernet and K.L. Smith, Jr. Algal communities attached to free-drifting, Antarctic icebergs. Deep-Sea Res. II, 58: 1451-1456.

2011    K.L. Smith, Jr., A.D. Sherman, T.J. Shaw, A.E. Murray, M. Vernet and A.O. Cefarelli. Carbon export associated with free-drifting icebergs in the southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Res II, 58: 1485-1496.

2010    I. Kouridaki, N.P. Polymenakou, A. Tselepides, M. Mandalakis and K.L. Smith, Jr. Phylogenetic diversity of sediment bacteria from the deep Northeastern Pacific Ocean: comparison with the deep Eastern Mediterranean Sea. Intl. J. Microbiol.13: doi:10.2436/20.1501.

2009    K.L. Smith, Jr., H.A. Ruhl, B.J. Bett, D.S.M. Billett, R.S. Lampitt and R.S. Kaufmann. Climate, carbon cycling, and deep-ocean ecosystems. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 106, 19211-19218.

2009   N.R. Holland, W.J. Jones, J. Ellena, H.A. Ruhl and K.L. Smith, Jr. A new deep-sea species of epibenthic acorn worm (Hemichordata, Enteropneusta). Zoosystema, 31, 333 – 346. 

2009    M.F. Vardaro, H.A. Ruhl and K.L. Smith, Jr. Climate variation, carbon flux, and bioturbation in the abyssal North Pacific. Limnol. Oceanogr., 54, 2081-2088. 

2009    A.D. Sherman and K.L. Smith, Jr. Deep-sea benthic boundary layer communities and food supply:  A long-term monitoring strategy. Deep-Sea Res. II, 56, 1754-1762. 

2009    P.R. McGill, A.D. Sherman, B.W. Hobson, R.G. Henthorn and K.L. Smith, Jr. Initial deployments of the Rover, an autonomous bottom-transecting instrument platform. J. Ocean. Tech. 4, 9-26. 

2008    H.A. Ruhl, J. A. Ellena and K.L. Smith, Jr. Connections between climate, food limitation, and carbon cycling in abyssal sediment communities. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.105, 17006-17011.

2008    J.C. Drazen, B.N. Popp, C.A. Choy, T. Clemente, L. DeForest and K.L. Smith, Jr. Bypassing the abyssal benthic food web: Macrourid diet in the eastern North Pacific inferred from stomach content and stable isotopes analyses. Limnol. Oceanogr. 53, 2644-2654.

2008    K.L. Smith, Jr., H.A. Ruhl, R.S. Kaufmann, M. Kahru. Tracing abyssal food supply back to upper-ocean processes over a 17-year time series in the NE Pacific. Limnol. Oceanogr. 53, 2655-2667. 

2008    J.A.T. Booth, H.A. Ruhl, L.L. Lovell, K.L. Smith, Jr. Size frequency dynamics of NE Pacific abyssal ophiuroids (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). Mar. Biol. 154, 933-941. (9 pages)

2007    P.R. McGill, A.D. Sherman, B.W. Hobson, R.G. Henthorn, A.C. Chase, K.L. Smith, Jr.  Initial Deployments of the Benthic Rover, an Autonomous Bottom-Transecting Instrument Platform for Long-Term Measurements in Deep Benthic Environments. Proceedings of the MTS/IEE Oceans Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia

2007    K.L. Smith, Jr., B.H. Robison, J.J. Helly, R.S. Kaufmann, H.A. Ruhl, T.J. Shaw, B.S. Twining and M. Vernet. Free-drifting icebergs: hotspots of chemical and biological enrichment in the Weddell Sea. Science 317, 478-482.

2007    M.F. Vardaro, D. Parmley, K.L. Smith, Jr.,  A study of possible "reef effects" caused by long-term time-lapse camera in the deep North Pacific. Deep-Sea Res. I. 54, 1231-1240.

Last updated: Feb. 14, 2014