Recent pelagic-benthic coupling publications

2020

Thirty-year time-series study in the abyssal NE Pacific. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, March 2020. Edited by K.L. Smith Jr., C.L. Huffard, H.A. Ruhl.

Smith, K.L., Huffard, C.L., Ruhl, H.A., (2020). Thirty-year time series study at a station in the abyssal NE Pacific: An introduction. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, 104764. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2020.104764
Ruhl, H A., Bahr, F.L., Henson, S.A., Hosking, W.B., Espinola, B., Kahru, M., Daniel, P., Drake, P., Edwards, C.A., (2020). Understanding the remote influences of ocean weather on the episodic pulses of particulate organic carbon flux. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, 104741. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2020.104741
Huffard, C.L., Durkin, C.A., Wilson, S.E., McGill, P.R., Henthorn, R.G., Smith, K.L., (2020). Temporally-resolved mechanisms of deep-ocean particle flux and impact on the seafloor carbon cycle in the northeast Pacific. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, 104763. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2020.104763
Preston, C.M., Durkin, C.A., Yamahara, K.M., (2020). DNA metabarcoding reveals organisms contributing to particulate matter flux to abyssal depths in the North East Pacific ocean. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, 104708. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.104708
Connolly, T.P., McGill, P.R., Henthorn, R.G., Burrier, D.A., Michaud, C., (2020). Near-bottom currents at Station M in the abyssal Northeast Pacific. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, 104743. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2020.104743
Smith, K.L., Huffard, C.L., McGill, P.R., Sherman, A.D., Connolly, T.P., Von Thun, S., Kuhnz, L.A., (2020). Gelatinous zooplankton abundance and benthic boundary layer currents in the abyssal Northeast Pacific: A 3-yr time series study. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, 104654. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.104654
Priede, I.G., Drazen, J.C., Bailey, D.M., Kuhnz, L.A., Fabian, D., (2020). Abyssal demersal fishes recorded at station M (34°50′N, 123° 00′W, 4100 m depth) in the northeast Pacific Ocean: An annotated check list and synthesis, Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, 104648. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.104648
Dunlop, K.M., Benoit-Bird, K.J., Waluk, C.M., Henthorn, R.G., (2020). Ecological insights into abyssal bentho-pelagic fish at 4000 m depth using a multi-beam echosounder on a remotely operated vehicle. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, 104679. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.104679
Shaw, T.J., Boucher, C., Huffard, C.L., Smith, K.L., (2020). Model study of organic carbon attenuation and oxygen mass transfer in persistent aggregate layers in the deep sea. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, 104760, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2020.104760
Durden, J.M., Bett, B.J., Huffard, C.L., Pebody, C., Ruhl, H.A., Smith, K.L., (2020). Response of deep-sea deposit-feeders to detrital inputs: A comparison of two abyssal time-series sites. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, 104677. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.104677
Kuhnz, L.A., Ruhl, H.A., Huffard, C.L., Smith,K.L., (2020). Benthic megafauna assemblage change over three decades in the abyss: Variations from species to functional groups. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, 104761. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2020.104761
Kahn, A.S., Pennelly, C.W., McGill, P.R., Leys, S.P., (2020). Behaviors of sessile benthic animals in the abyssal northeast Pacific Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, 104729. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2019.104729
Laguionie Marchais, C., Bett, B.J., Paterson,G.L.J., Smith,K.L., Ruhl, H.A., (2020). Using metabolic theory to assess structure and function in the deep-sea benthos, including microbial and metazoan dominance. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, Volume 173, 104762. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr2.2020.104762

Miguez-Salas, O., Huffard, C.L., Smith Jr., K.L., McGill, P.R., Rodriguez-Tovar, F.J., (2020). Faunal assemblage changes, bioturbation and benthic storms at an abyssal station in the northeastern Pacific. Deep Sea Research Part 1: Oceanographic Research Papers, 160: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2020.103277

2019

Durden, J., B. Bett, C.L. Huffard, H.A. Ruhl, K.L. Smith Jr. (2019) Abyssal deposit feeding rates consistent with the Metabolic Theory of Ecology. Ecology 100(1):e102564

2018

Dunlop, K.M., Jarvis, T., Benoit-Bird, K.J., Waluk, C.M., Caress, D.W., Thomas, H., Smith Jr., K.L., (2018). Detection and characterization of deep-sea benthopelagic animals from an autonomous underwater vehicle with a multibeam echosounder: a proof of concept and description of data-processing methods. Deep Sea Research 1, 134: 64-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2018.01.006

Kieft, Brian, Francisco P. Chavez, David A. Clague, Brett W. Hobson, Kim Reisenbichler, Bruce H. Robison, Alana D. Sherman, and Kenneth L. Smith. “How Autonomous Vehicles are Enhancing Ocean Science.” In 2018 IEEE/OES Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Workshop (AUV), pp. 1-5. IEEE, 2018.

Smith Jr., K.L., Ruhl, H.A., Huffard, C.L., Messié, M., Kahru, M., (2018). Episodic organic carbon fluxes from surface ocean to abyssal depths during long-term monitoring in NE Pacific. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115: 12235-12240. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1814559115

2017

Smith Jr., K.L., Sherman, A.D., McGill, P.R., Henthorn, R.G., Ferreira, J., Huffard, C.L., (2017). Evolution of monitoring an abyssal time-​series station in the northeast Pacific over 28 years. Oceanography, 30: 72-81. https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2017.425

2016

Dunlop, Katherine M., van Oevelen, Dick, Ruhl, Henry A., Huffard, Christine L., Kuhnz, Linda A., Smith Jr., Kenneth L., (2016). Carbon cycling in the deep eastern North Pacific benthic food web: Investigating the effect of organic carbon input. Limnology and Oceanography, 61: 1956-1968. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lno.10345

Huffard, C.L., Kuhnz, L.A., Lemon, L., Sherman, A.D., Smith Jr., K.L., (2016). Demographic indicators of change in a deposit-feeding abyssal holothurian community (Station M, 4000m). Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 109: 27-39. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dsr.2016.01.002

McGill, Paul R., Henthorn, Richard G., Bird, Larry E., Huffard, Christine L., Klimov, Dennis V., Smith Jr., Kenneth L., (2016). Sedimentation event sensor: New ocean instrument for in situ imaging and fluorometry of sinking particulate matter. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 14: 853-863. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lom3.10131

Laguionie-Marchais, Claire, Paterson, Gordon L. J., Bett, Brian J., Smith, Kenneth L., Ruhl, Henry A., (2016). Inter-annual species-level variations in an abyssal polychaete assemblage (Sta. M, NE Pacific, 4000m). Progress in Oceanography, 140: 43-53. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pocean.2015.10.006

Smith Jr., K.L, Huffard, C.L., Sherman, A.D., Ruhl, H.A., (2016). Decadal change in sediment community oxygen consumption in the abyssal northeast Pacific. Aquatic Geochemistry, 22: . http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10498-016-9293-3

2015

Dunlop, K. M., L. A. Kuhnz, H. A. Ruhl, C. L. Huffard, D. W. Caress, R. G. Henthorn, B. W. Hobson, P. McGill, and K. L. Smith Jr. An Evaluation of Deep-Sea Benthic Megafauna Length Measurements Obtained with Laser and Stereo Camera Methods. Deep Sea Research I 96: 38–48. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2014.11.003.

Laguionie-Marchais, C., L. A. Kuhnz, C. L. Huffard, H. A. Ruhl, and K. L. Smith Jr. Spatial and Temporal Variation in Sponge Spicule Patches at Station M, Northeast Pacific. Marine Biology 162 :617–24.

Smith, K.L. Jr., M. Messié, A.D. Sherman, C.L. Huffard, B.W. Hobson, H.A. Ruhl, & A. Boetius. Navigating the uncertain future of global oceanic time series. EOS 96, doi:10.1029/2015EO038095.

2014

Huffard, C. L., S. von Thun, A. D. Sherman, K. Sealey, and K. L. Smith Jr. Pelagic Sargassum Community Change over a 40-Year Period: Temporal and Spatial Variability. Marine Biology 161 : 2735–51. doi:10.1007/s00227-014-2539-y.

Kuhnz, L. A., H. A. Ruhl, C. L. Huffard, and K. L. Smith Jr. Rapid Changes and Long-Term Cycles in the Benthic Megafaunal Community Observed over 24 Years in the Abyssal Northeast Pacific. Progress in Oceanography 124: 1–11. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.04.007.

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. 95(6):1651-1662.

Smith Jr., K. L., A. D. Sherman, C. L. Huffard, P. R. McGill, R. Henthorn, S. Von Thun, H. A. Ruhl, M. Kahru, and M. D. Ohman. Large Salp Bloom Export from the Upper Ocean and Benthic Community Response in the Abyssal Northeast Pacific: Day to Week Resolution. Limnology and Oceanography 59: 745–57. doi:10.4319/lo.2014.59.3.0745.

2013

Jeffreys, R. M., C. Burke, A. J. Jamieson, B. E. Narayanaswamy, H. A. Ruhl, K. L. Smith Jr., and U. Witte. Feeding Preferences of Abyssal Macrofauna Inferred from in Situ Pulse Chase Experiments. PLoS ONE 8: e80510. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080510.

Kahn, A. S., J. B. Geller, H. M. Reiswig, and K. L. Smith Jr. Bathydorus Laniger and Docosaccus Maculatur (Lyssacinosida; Hexactinellida): Two New Species of Glass Sponge from the Abyssal Eastern North Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa 3646: 386–400. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.3646.4.4.

Laguionie-Marchais, C., 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 Research I 75: 175–86. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2012.12.007.

Smith Jr., K. L., 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 Ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110: 19838–41.

Smith Jr., K. L., A. D. Sherman, T. J. Shaw, and J. Sprintall. Icebergs as Unique Lagrangian Ecosystems in Polar Seas. Annual Review of Marine Science 5: 269–87. doi:10.1146/annurev-marine-121211-172317.

Vardaro, M. F., P. M. Bagley, D. M. Bailey, B. J. Bett, D. O. B. Jones, R. J. Milligan, I. G. Priede, et al. A Southeast Atlantic Deep-Ocean Observatory: First Experiences and Results. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 11: 304–15. doi:10.4319/lom.2013.11.304.

Wilson, S. E., H. A. Ruhl, and K. L. Smith Jr. Zooplankton Fecal Pellet Flux in the Abyssal Northeast Pacific: A 15 Year Time-Series Study. Limnology and Oceanography 58: 881–92. doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.3.0881.

2012

Drazen, J. C., 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:e49332. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049332.

Kahn, A. S., H. A. Ruhl, and K. L. Smith. Temporal Changes in Deep-Sea Sponge Populations Are Correlated to Changes in Surface Climate and Food Supply. Deep Sea Research I 70: 36–41. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2012.08.001.

Moeseneder, M. M., 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 Research I 70: 26–35. doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2012.07.010.

Vernet, M., K. L. Smith Jr., A. O. Cefarelli, J. J. Helly, R. S. Kaufmann, H. Lin, D. G. Long, et al. Islands of Ice: Influence of Free-Drifting Antarctic Icebergs on Pelagic Marine Ecosystems. Oceanography 25: 38–39. doi:10.5670/oceanog.2012.72.

2011

Robison, B. H., M. Vernet, and K. L. Smith Jr. Algal Communities Attached to Free-Drifting, Antarctic Icebergs. Deep-Sea Research II 58: 1451–56. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.11.024.

Shaw, T. J., 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 Research II 58: 1376–83. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.11.012.

Shaw, T. J., K. L. Smith Jr., C. R. Hexel, R. Dudgeon, A. D. Sherman, M. Vernet, and R. S. Kaufmann. 234Th-Based Carbon Export around Free-Drifting Icebergs in the Southern Ocean. Deep-Sea Research II 58: 1384–91. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.11.019.

Sherman, A. D., 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 Research II-Topical Studies in Oceanography 58: 1327–35.

Smith Jr., K. L. Free-Drifting Icebergs in the Southern Ocean: An Overview. Deep-Sea Research II 58: 1277–84.

Smith Jr., K. L., 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 Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 58: 1485–96. doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2010.11.027.

2010

Kouridaki, I., 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. International Journal of Microbiology 13: doi:10.2436/20.1501.

2009

Cline, D., D. R. Edgington, K. L. Smith, M. F. Vardaro, and L. Kuhnz. An Automated Event Detection and Classification System for Abyssal Time-Series Images of Station M, In OCEANS 2009, MTS/IEEE Biloxi-Marine Technology for Our Future: Global and Local Challenges (pp. 1-4).

Holland, N. D., W. J. Jones, J. A. Ellena, H. A. Ruhl, and K. L. Smith Jr. A New Deep-Sea Species of Epibenthic Acorn Worm (Hemichordata, Enteropneusta). Zoosystema 31: 333–46.

McGill, P., A. D. Sherman, B. Hobson, R. Henthorn, and K. L. Smith Jr. Initial Deployments of the Rover: An Autonomous Bottom-Transecting Instrument Platform. Journal of Ocean Technology 4: 54–70.

Sherman, A. D., and K. L. Smith Jr. Deep-Sea Benthic Boundary Layer Communities and Food Supply: A Long-Term Monitoring Strategy. Deep-Sea Research Part II 56: 1754–62.

Smith Jr., K. L., H. A. Ruhl, B. J. Bett, D. S. M. Billett, R. Lampitt, and R. S. Kaufmann. Climate, Carbon Cycling and Deep-Ocean Ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106: 19211–18.

Vardaro, M. F., H. A. Ruhl, and K. L. Smith Jr. Climate Variation, Carbon Flux, and Bioturbation in the Abyssal North Pacific. Limnology and Oceanography 54: 2081–88.

2008

Booth, J. A. T., H. A. Ruhl, L. L. Lovell, and K. L. Smith Jr. Size Frequency Dynamics of Northeast Pacific Abyssal Ophiuroids (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). Marine Biology 154: 933–41.

Drazen, J. C., 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 Isotope Analyses. Limnology and Oceanography 53 :2644–54.

Ruhl, H. A., J. A. Ellena, and K. L. Smith Jr. Connections between Climate, Food Limitation, and Carbon Cycling in Abyssal Sediment Communities. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105: 17006–11.

Smith Jr., K. L., H. A. Ruhl, R. S. Kaufmann, and M. Kahru. Tracing Abyssal Food Supply back to Upper-Ocean Processes over a 17-Year Time Series in the Northeast Pacific. Limnology and Oceanography 53: 2655–67.

2007

McGill, P., A. D. Sherman, B. Hobson, R. Henthorn, A. C. Chase, and K. L. Smith Jr. Initial Deployments of the Benthic Rover, an Autonomous Bottom-Transecting Instrument Platform for Long-Term Measurements in Deep Benthic Environments.

Smith Jr., K. L., B. H. Robison, J. J. Helly, R. S. Kaufmann, H. A. Ruhl, T. J. Shaw, B. S. Twining, and M. Vernet. Free-Drifting Icebergs: Hot Spots of Chemical and Biological Enrichment in the Weddell Sea. Science 317: 478–85.

Vardaro, M. F., D. Parmley, and K. L. Smith Jr. A Study of Possible ‘Reef Effects’ Caused by a Long-Term Time-Lapse Camera in the Deep North Pacific. Deep-Sea Research Part I 54: 1231–40.

2006

Bailey, D. M., H. A. Ruhl, and K. L. Smith Jr. Long-Term Changes in Benthopelagic Fish Abundance in the Abyssal Northeast Pacific Ocean. Ecology 87: 549–55.

McGill, P., A. D. Sherman, B. Hobson, A. H. Uhlman, R. C. Glatts, and K. L. Smith. Rover II: An Autonomous Bottom-Transecting Instrument Platform for Long-Term Measurements in Deep Benthic Environments.

Smith Jr., K. L., R. J. Baldwin, H. A. Ruhl, M. Kahru, B. G. Mitchel, and R. S. Kaufmann. Climate Effect on Food Supply to Depths Greater than 4,000 Meters in the Northeast Pacific. Limnology and Oceanography 51: 166–76.