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List of published studies that use or cite AquaMaps

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Hodapp, D., Roca, I T., Fiorentino, D., Garilao, C., Kaschner, K., Kesner-Reyes, K., Schneider, B., Segschneider, J., Kocsis, Á T., Kiessling, W., Brey, T., & Froese, R. (2023). Climate change disrupts core habitats of marine species. Global Change Biology, 00, 1–14. doi:10.1111/gcb.16612

Key AquaMaps publications:

Kaschner, K., Tittensor, D. P., Ready, J., Gerrodette, T., & Worm, B. (2011). Current and future patterns of global marine mammal biodiversity. PLoS ONE, 6(5), e19653.

Ready, J., Kaschner, K., South, A. B., Eastwood, P. D., Rees, T., Rius, J., Agbayani, E., Kullander, S., & Froese, R. (2010). Predicting the distributions of marine organisms at the global scale. Ecological Modelling, 221(3), 467-478.

Other publications:

Chehida, Y. B., Loughnane, R., Thumloup, J., Kaschner, K., Garilao, C., Rosel, P. E., & Fontaine, M. C. (2020). No leading-edge effect in North Atlantic harbor porpoises: Evolutionary and conservation implications.

Sala, E., Mayorga, J., Bradley, D., Cabral, R. B., Atwood, T. B., Auber, A., Cheung, W., Costello, C., Ferretti, F., Friedlander, A. M., Gaines, S. D., Garilao, C., Goodell, W., Halpern, B. S., Hinson, A., Kaschner, K., Kesner-Reyes, K., Leprieur, F., McGowan, J., … Lubchenco, J. (2021). Protecting the global ocean for biodiversity, food and climate. Nature, 592(7854), 397-402.

Skovrind, M., Louis, M., Westbury, M. V., Garilao, C., Kaschner, K., Castruita, J. A., Gopalakrishnan, S., Knudsen, S. W., Haile, J. S., Dalén, L., Meshchersky, I. G., Shpak, O. V., Glazov, D. M., Rozhnov, V. V., Litovka, D. I., Krasnova, V. V., Chernetsky, A. D., Bel‘kovich, V. M., Lydersen, C., … Lorenzen, E. D. (2021). Circumpolar phylogeography and demographic history of beluga whales reflect past climatic fluctuations. Molecular Ecology.

Brito-Morales, I., Schoeman, D. S., Molinos, J. G., Burrows, M. T., Klein, C. J., Arafeh-Dalmau, N., Kaschner, K., Garilao, C., Kesner-Reyes, K., & Richardson, A. J. (2020). Climate velocity reveals increasing exposure of deep-ocean biodiversity to future warming. Nature Climate Change, 10(6), 576-581.

Coll, M., Steenbeek, J., Pennino, M. G., Buszowski, J., Kaschner, K., Lotze, H. K., Rousseau, Y., Tittensor, D. P., Walters, C., Watson, R. A., & Christensen, V. (2020). Advancing global ecological modeling capabilities to simulate future trajectories of change in marine ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7.

Lin, H., Corkrey, R., Kaschner, K., Garilao, C., & Costello, M. J. (2020). Latitudinal diversity gradients for five taxonomic levels of marine fish in depth zones. Ecological Research, 36(2), 266-280.

Louis, M., Skovrind, M., Samaniego Castruita, J. A., Garilao, C., Kaschner, K., Gopalakrishnan, S., Haile, J. S., Lydersen, C., Kovacs, K. M., Garde, E., Heide-Jørgensen, M. P., Postma, L., Ferguson, S. H., Willerslev, E., & Lorenzen, E. D. (2020). Influence of past climate change on phylogeography and demographic history of narwhals, Monodon monoceros. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287(1925), 20192964.

Visalli, M. E., Best, B. D., Cabral, R. B., Cheung, W. W., Clark, N. A., Garilao, C., Kaschner, K., Kesner-Reyes, K., Lam, V. W., Maxwell, S. M., Mayorga, J., Moeller, H. V., Morgan, L., Crespo, G. O., Pinsky, M. L., White, T. D., & McCauley, D. J. (2020). Data-driven approach for highlighting priority areas for protection in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction. Marine Policy, 122, 103927.

Zhao, Q., Stephenson, F., Lundquist, C., Kaschner, K., Jayathilake, D., & Costello, M. J. (2020). Where marine protected areas would best represent 30% of ocean biodiversity. Biological Conservation, 244, 108536.

Grady, J. M., Maitner, B. S., Winter, A. S., Kaschner, K., Tittensor, D. P., Record, S., Smith, F. A., Wilson, A. M., Dell, A. I., Zarnetske, P. L., Wearing, H. J., Alfaro, B., & Brown, J. H. (2019). Metabolic asymmetry and the global diversity of marine predators. Science, 363(6425), eaat4220.

Griffiths, S., Kesner-Reyes, K., Garilao, C., Duffy, L., & Román, M. (2019). Ecological assessment of the sustainable impacts of fisheries (EASI-fish): A flexible vulnerability assessment approach to quantify the cumulative impacts of fishing in data-limited settings. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 625, 89-113.

Nykänen, M., Kaschner, K., Dabin, W., Brownlow, A., Davison, N. J., Deaville, R., Garilao, C., Kesner-Reyes, K., Gilbert, M. T., Penrose, R., Islas-Villanueva, V., Wales, N., Ingram, S. N., Rogan, E., Louis, M., & Foote, A. D. (2019). Postglacial colonization of northern coastal habitat by bottlenose dolphins: A marine leading-edge expansion? Journal of Heredity, 110(6), 662-674.

Venegas‐Li, R., Levin, N., Morales‐Barquero, L., Kaschner, K., Garilao, C., & Kark, S. (2019). Global assessment of marine biodiversity potentially threatened by offshore hydrocarbon activities. Global Change Biology, 25(6), 2009-2020.

Avila, I. C., Kaschner, K., & Dormann, C. F. (2018). Current global risks to marine mammals: Taking stock of the threats. Biological Conservation, 221, 44-58.

Morin, P. A., Foote, A. D., Baker, C. S., Hancock-Hanser, B. L., Kaschner, K., Mate, B. R., Mesnick, S. L., Pease, V. L., Rosel, P. E., & Alexander, A. (2018). Demography or selection on linked cultural traits or genes? Investigating the driver of low mtDNA diversity in the sperm whale using complementary mitochondrial and nuclear genome analyses. Molecular Ecology, 27(11), 2604-2619.

Rabosky, D. L., Chang, J., Title, P. O., Cowman, P. F., Sallan, L., Friedman, M., Kaschner, K., Garilao, C., Near, T. J., Coll, M., & Alfaro, M. E. (2018). An inverse latitudinal gradient in speciation rate for marine fishes. Nature, 559(7714), 392-395.

Davies, T. E., Maxwell, S. M., Kaschner, K., Garilao, C., & Ban, N. C. (2017). Large marine protected areas represent biodiversity now and under climate change. Scientific Reports, 7(1).

O'Hara, C. C., Afflerbach, J. C., Scarborough, C., Kaschner, K., & Halpern, B. S. (2017). Aligning marine species range data to better serve science and conservation. PLOS ONE, 12(5), e0175739.

Weatherdon, L. V., Appeltans, W., Bowles-Newark, N., Brooks, T. M., Davis, F. E., Despot-Belmonte, K., Fletcher, S., Garilao, C., Hilton-Taylor, C., Hirsch, T., Juffe-Bignoli, D., Kaschner, K., Kingston, N., Malsch, K., Regan, E. C., Kesner-Reyes, K., Rose, D. C., Wetzel, F. T., Wilkinson, T., … Martin, C. S. (2017). Blueprints of effective biodiversity and conservation knowledge products that support marine policy. Frontiers in Marine Science, 4.

Alter, S. E., Meyer, M., Post, K., Czechowski, P., Gravlund, P., Gaines, C., Rosenbaum, H. C., Kaschner, K., Turvey, S. T., Van der Plicht, J., Shapiro, B., & Hofreiter, M. (2015). Climate impacts on transocean dispersal and habitat in gray whales from the Pleistocene to 2100. Molecular Ecology, 24(7), 1510-1522.

Coro, G., Magliozzi, C., Ellenbroek, A., Kaschner, K., & Pagano, P. (2015). Automatic classification of climate change effects on marine species distributions in 2050 using the AquaMaps model. Environmental and Ecological Statistics, 23(1), 155-180.

Morin, P. A., Parsons, K. M., Archer, F. I., Ávila-Arcos, M. C., Barrett-Lennard, L. G., Dalla Rosa, L., Duchêne, S., Durban, J. W., Ellis, G. M., Ferguson, S. H., Ford, J. K., Ford, M. J., Garilao, C., Gilbert, M. T., Kaschner, K., Matkin, C. O., Petersen, S. D., Robertson, K. M., Visser, I. N., … Foote, A. D. (2015). Geographic and temporal dynamics of a global radiation and diversification in the killer whale. Molecular Ecology, 24(15), 3964-3979.

Dunn, D. C., Ardron, J., Bax, N., Bernal, P., Cleary, J., Cresswell, I., Donnelly, B., Dunstan, P., Gjerde, K., Johnson, D., Kaschner, K., Lascelles, B., Rice, J., Von Nordheim, H., Wood, L., & Halpin, P. N. (2014). The convention on biological diversity's ecologically or biologically significant areas: Origins, development, and current status. Marine Policy, 49, 137-145.

Martin, C.S., Fletcher, R., Jones, M.C., Sullivan, E., Tittensor, D.P., Mcowen, C., Geffert, J.L., van Bochove, J.W., Thomas, H., Blyth, S., Ravillious, C., Tolley, M., Stanwell-Smith, D. (2014). Manual of marine and coastal datasets of biodiversity importance. May 2014 release. Cambridge (UK): UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. 28 pp. (+ 4 annexes totaling 174 pp. and one e-supplement). PDF.

Selig, E. R., Turner, W. R., Troëng, S., Wallace, B. P., Halpern, B. S., Kaschner, K., Lascelles, B. G., Carpenter, K. E., & Mittermeier, R. A. (2014). Global priorities for marine biodiversity conservation. PLoS ONE, 9(1), e82898.

Foote, A. D., Kaschner, K., Schultze, S. E., Garilao, C., Ho, S. Y., Post, K., Higham, T. F., Stokowska, C., Van der Es, H., Embling, C. B., Gregersen, K., Johansson, F., Willerslev, E., & Gilbert, M. T. (2013). Ancient DNA reveals that bowhead whale lineages survived late Pleistocene climate change and habitat shifts. Nature Communications, 4(1).

Jones, M. C., Dye, S. R., Pinnegar, J. K., Warren, R., & Cheung, W. W. (2012). Modelling commercial fish distributions: Prediction and assessment using different approaches. Ecological Modelling, 225, 133-145.

Coll, M., Piroddi, C., Steenbeek, J., Kaschner, K., Ben Rais Lasram, F., Aguzzi, J., Ballesteros, E., Bianchi, C. N., Corbera, J., Dailianis, T., Danovaro, R., Estrada, M., Froglia, C., Galil, B. S., Gasol, J. M., Gertwagen, R., Gil, J., Guilhaumon, F., Kesner-Reyes, K., … Voultsiadou, E. (2010). The biodiversity of the Mediterranean Sea: Estimates, patterns, and threats. PLoS ONE, 5(8), e11842.