Publications

McClatchie, S, RK Cowen, KM Nieto, A. Greer, JY Luo, C. Guigand, DA Demer, DA Griffith, and DL Rudnick. 2012. Resolution of fine biological structure including small narcomedusae across a front in the Southern California Bight. J. Geophys. Res. 117:C04020.

Marancik, KE, DE Richardson, J Lyczkowski-Shultz, RK Cowen, and M Konieczna. 2011. Spatial and temporal distribution of grouper larvae (Serranidae: Epinephelini) in the Gulf of Mexico and Straits of Florida. U.S. Fishery Bulletin 110:1-20.

D’Alessandro EK, Sponaugle S, Llopiz JK, Cowen RK. 2011. Larval ecology of barracuda (Spyraena barracuda) in the Straits of Florida. Mar Biol. 158:2625-2638.

Huebert K, Cowen RK, Sponaugle S. 2011. Vertical migrations of reef fish larvae in the Straits of Florida and effects on larval transport. Limnol Oceanogr. 56: 1656-1666.

Butler M.J., C.B. Paris, J.S. Goldstein, H. Matsuda, R.K. Cowen. 2011. Behavior constrains the dispersal of long-lived spiny lobster larvae. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 422:223-237.

Kool, J.T., Paris, C.P., Barber, P. Cowen, R.K. 2011. Connectivity and the development of population genetic structure in Indo-West Pacific coral reef communities. Global Ecology & Biogeography.

Huebert, K.B., S. Sponaugle, R.K. Cowen. 2010. Predicting the vertical distributions of reef fish larvae in the Straits of Florida from environmental factors. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 67:1755-1767.

Richardson, D.E., J.K. Llopiz, C.M. Guigand, R.K. Cowen. 2010. Larval assemblages of large and medium sized pelagic species in the Straits of Florida. Prog. Oceanogr. 86:8-20

Kool, J.T., C.B. Paris, S. Andréfouët, R.K. Cowen. 2010. Complex migrations and the development of genetic structure in subdivided populations: An example from Caribbean coral reef ecosystems. Ecography 33:597-606.

Llopiz, J.K., D.E. Richardson, A. Shiroza, S.L. Smith, R.K. Cowen. 2010. The spatial and trophic niches of larval tunas in the subtropical ocean and the important role of appendicularians. Limnol. Oceanogr. 55:983-996

Sponaugle, S, K.D. Walter, K.L. Denit, J.K. Llopiz, R.K. Cowen. 2010. Variation in pelagic larval growth of Atlantic billfishes: The role of prey composition and selective mortality. Marine Biology 157:839.

Marancik, K.E., D.R. Richardson, J. Lyczkowski-Schultz, M. Konieczna, R.K. Cowen. 2010. Evaluation of morphological characters to identify grouper (Serranidae: Epinephelinae) larvae in Gulf of Mexico SEAMAP plankton collections using genetically identified specimens with a summary of decadal variation in relative abundance, distribution patterns, and spawning locations. Bull. Mar. Sci. 86:571-624.

Cowen, R.K., S. Sponaugle. 2009. Larval dispersal and marine population connectivity. Ann. Rev. Mar. Sci. 1:443-466.

Paddack, M.P., R.K. Cowen, S. Sponaugle. 2009. Small-scale demographic variation in the stoplight parrotfish Sparisoma viride. J. Fish Biol. 75:2509-2526.

Richardson, D.E., R.K. Cowen, E.D. Prince, S. Sponaugle. 2009. Importance of the Straits of Florida spawning ground to Atlantic sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) and blue marlin (Makaira nigricans). Fishery Oceanography 18:402-418.

Llopiz, J.K., R.K. Cowen. 2009. Variability in the trophic role of larval coral reef fishes in the oceanic plankton. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 381:259-272.

Purcell, J.F.H., R.K. Cowen, C.R. Hughes, D.A. Williams. 2009. Population structure in a common Caribbean coral reef fish: implications for larval dispersal and early life history traits. J. Fish Biol. 74:403-417

Llopiz, J.K., R.K. Cowen. 2008. Precocious, selective and successful feeding of larval billfishes in the oceanic Straits of Florida. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 358: 231–244.

Cowen, R.K., C. M. Guigand. 2008. In situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System (ISIIS): system design and preliminary results. Limnol. Oceanogr. Methods 6: 126-132.

Hitchcock, G.L., W.S. Arnold, M. Frischer, C. Kelble, R.K. Cowen. 2008. Short-term dispersal of an intentionally-released patch of larval Mercenaria Spp. in the Indian RiverLagoon, Florida, USA. Bull. Mar. Sci. 82:41-57.

Oxenford, H.A., P. Fanning, R.K. Cowen. 2008. Spatial distribution of surgeonfish (Acanthuridae) larvae in the eastern Caribbean. Pages 42-51 in R. Grober-Dunsmore and B.D. Keller, eds. Caribbean connectivity: Implications for marine protected area management. Proceedings of a Special Symposium, 9-11 November 2006, 59th Annual Meeting of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute, Belize City, Belize.

Tsechpenakis, G., C.M. Guigand, R.K. Cowen. 2007. Image analysis techniques to accompany a new In Situ Ichthyoplankton Imaging System. IEEE OCEANS 2007, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 2007.

Cowen, R.K., G. Gawarkiewicz, J. Pineda, S.R. Thorrold, F.E. Werner. 2007. Population connectivity in marine systems: An Overview. Oceanography 20(3):14-21.

Werner, F.E., R.K. Cowen, C. Paris. 2007. Coupled biological and physical models: Present capabilities and necessary developments for future studies of population connectivity. Oceanography 20(3): 54-69.

Paris C.B., L.M. Chérubin, R.K. Cowen. 2007. Surfing, spinning, or diving from reef to reef: how does it change population connectivity? Mar. Ecol. Progr. Ser. 347:285-300.

Hitchcock, G.L., R.K. Cowen. 2007. Plankton: the original Lagrangian platforms, pp 349-400, In Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics, A. Griffa, A.D. Kirwin, A.J. Mariano, T. Özgökmen, T. Rossby (Eds.) Cambridge Univ. Press.

Richardson, DE, Cowen, RK. In press. Diversity of leptocephalus larvae around the island of Barbados (West Indies): relevance to regional distributions. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.

Richardson DE, Cowen RK, Buth DG. 2004. New Leptocephalus Types Collected around the Island of Barbados (West Indies). Copeia: December 2004, Vol. 2004, No. 4, pp. 888-895.

Paris, CB, Cowen, RK. 2004. Direct evidence of a biophysical retention mechanism for coral reef fish larvae. Limnol. Oceanogr. 49: 1964-1979. PDF

Cowen, RK, Paris, CB, Olson, DB, Fortuna, JL. 2003. The role of long distance dispersal versus local retention in replenishing marine populations. J. Gulf Carib. Sci. 14: 129-137. PDF

Cowen, RK, Paris, CB, Fortuna, JL, Lwiza, KMM, Dorsey, S. 2003: Impact of North Brazil Current rings on local circulation and coral reef fish recruitment to Barbados, West Indies. 20 pp.>

Serafy, J.E., R.K. Cowen, C.B. Paris, T.R.Capo, S.A. Luthy. 2003. Evidence of blue marlin, Makaira nigricans, spawning in the vicinity of Exuma Sound, Bahamas. Mar. Freshwater Res. 54:1-8.

Sullivan, MC, Cowen, RK, Able, KW, Fahay, MP. 2003. Effects of anthropogenic and natural disturbance on a recently settled continental shelf flatfish. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 260: 237-25. PDF

Cowen, RK. 2002. Oceanographic influences on larval dispersal and retention and their consequences for population connectivity. Coral Reef Fishes. Academic Press. London, New York. pp. 149-170. PDF

Grothues, TM, Cowen, RK, Pietrafesa, LJ, Bignami, F, Weatherly, GL, Flagg, CN. 2002. Flux of larval fish around Cape Hatteras. Limnol. Oceanogr. 47(1): 165-175. PDF

Hare, JA, Churchill, JH, Cowen, RK, Berger, TJ, Cornillon, PC, Dragos, P, Glenn, SM, Govoni, JJ, Lee, TN. 2002. Routes and rates of larval fish transport from the southeast to the northeast United States continental shelf. Limnol. Oceanogr. 47(6): 1774-1789. PDF

Paris, CB, Cowen, RK, Lwiza, KMM, Wang, D-P, Olson, DB. 2002. Multivariate objective analysis of the coastal circulation of Barbados, West Indies: implications for larval transport. Deep-Sea Res. I. 49: 1363-1386. PDF

Sponaugle, S, Cowen, RK, Shanks, A, Morgan, SG, Leis, JM, Pineda, J, Boehlert, GW, Kingsford, MJ, Lindeman, KC, Grimes, C, Munro, JL. 2002. Predicting self-recruitment in marine populations: biophysical correlates and mechanisms. Bull. Mar. Sci. 70(1): 341-375. PDF

Warner, RR, Cowen, RK 2002. Local retention of production in marine populations: evidence, mechanisms and consequences. Bull Mar. Sci. 70(1) suppl. 245-249. PDF

Hare, JA, Fahay, MP, Cowen, RK. 2001. Springtime ichthyoplankton of the slope region off the north-eastern United States of America: larval assemblages, relation to hydrography and implications for larval transport. Fish. Oceanogr. 10(2): 164-192. PDF

Cowen, RK, Lwiza, KMM, Sponaugle, S, Paris, CB, Olson, DB. 2000. Connectivity of marine populations: open or closed? Science. 287: 857-859. PDF

Kelly, PS, Lwiza, KMM, Cowen, RK. 2000: Low-salinity pools at Barbados, West Indies: their origin, frequency and variability. J. Geophys. Res. 105(C8): 19,699-19,708. PDF

Schultz, ET, Cowen, RK, Lwiza, KMM, Gospodarek, AM. 2000. Explaining advection: do larval bay anchovy (Anchoa mitchilli) show selective tidal-stream transport? ICES J. Mar. Sci. 75: 360-371. PDF

Sullivan, MC, Cowen, RK, Able, KW, Fahay, MP 2000. Spatial scaling of recruitment in four continental shelf fishes. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 207: 141-154. PDF

Grothues, TM, Cowen, RK. 1999. Larval fish assemblages and water mass history in a major faunal transition zone. Cont. Shelf Res. 19: 1171-1198. PDF

Steves, BP, Cowen, RK, Malchoff, MH. 1999. Settlement and nursery habitats for dermersal fishes on the continental shelf of the New York Bight. Fish. Bull. 98: 167-188. PDF

Hare, JA, Cowen, RK, Zehr, JP, Juanes, F, Day, KH. 1998. A correction to: biological and oceanogrphic insights from larval labrid (pisces: labridae) identification using mtDNA sequences. Mar. Biol. 130: 589-592. PDF

Hare, JA, Cowen, RK. 1997. Size, growth, development, and survival of the planktonic larvae of Pomatomus saltatrix (pisces: pomatomidae). Ecol. 78(8): 2415-2431. PDF

Sponaugle, S, Cowen, RK. 1997. Early life history traits and recruitment patterns of Caribbean wrasses (labridae). Ecol. Mono. 67(2): 177-202. PDF

Hare, JA, Cowen, RK. 1996. Transport mechanisms of larval and pelagic juvenile bluefish (Pomatomus saltatrix) from South Atlantic Bight spawning grounds to Middle Atlantic Bight nursery habitats. Limnol. Oceanogr. 41(6): 1264-1280. PDF