Lyle J, Cowen RK, Sponaugle S, Sutherland K. 2022. Fine-scale vertical distribution and diel migrations of Pyrosoma atlanticum in the Northern California Current. J Plankton Res

Robinson KR, Sponaugle S, Luo JY, Gleiber M, Cowen RK. 2021. Big or small, patchy all: Resolution of marine plankton patch structure at micro- to submesoscales for 36 taxa. Science Advances 7:eabk2904

Corrales Ugalde M, Sponaugle S, Cowen RK, Sutherland K. 2021. Seasonal hydromedusan feeding patterns in an Eastern Boundary Current show consistent predation on primary consumers. J Plankton Res 43: 712-724

Sponaugle S, Goldstein E, Ivory J, Doering K, D’Alessandro E, Guigand C, Cowen RK. 2021. Near-reef zooplankton differs across depths in a subtropical seascape. J Plankton Res 43: 586-597

Briseño-Avena C, Schmid M, Swieca K, Sponaugle S, Brodeur R, Cowen RK. 2020. Three dimensional cross-shelf zooplankton distributions off the central Oregon coast during anomalous oceanographic conditions. Progr Oceanogr 188: 102436

Gleiber, MR., Sponaugle, S, Cowen, RK. 2020. Some like it hot, hungry tunas do not! Implications of temperature and plankton food web dynamics on growth and diet of tropical tuna larvae. ICES J Mar Sci. Read a news article about this research.

Axler KE, Sponaugle S, Briseño-Avena C, Hernandez FJ, Warner SJ, Dzwonkowski B, Dykstra SL, Cowen RK. 2020. Fine-scale larval fish distributions and predator-prey dynamics in a coastal river-dominated ecosystem. Mar Ecol Progr Ser.

Axler KE, Sponaugle S, Hernandez Jr F, Culpepper C, Cowen RK. 2020. Consequences of plume encounter on larval fish growth and condition in the Gulf of Mexico. Mar Ecol Progr Ser.

Swieca K, Sponaugle S, Briseño-Avena C, Schmid M, Brodeur R, Cowen RK. 2020. Changing with the tides: fine-scale larval fish prey availability and predation pressure near a tidally-modulated river plume. Mar Ecol Progr Ser

Fennie HW, Sponaugle S, Daly E, Brodeur R. 2020. Prey tell: what quillback rockfish early life history traits reveal about their survival in encounters with juvenile coho salmon. Mar Ecol Progr Ser

Schmid M, Cowen RK, Robinson KL, Luo J, Briseño-Avena C, Sponaugle S. 2020. Prey and predator overlap at the edge of a mesoscale eddy: fine-scale, in-situ distributions to inform our understanding of oceanographic processes. Sci Reports 10:921

Gleiber MR, Sponaugle S, Robinson KL, Cowen RK. 2020. Food web constraints on larval growth in subtropical coral reef and pelagic fishes. Mar Ecol Progr Ser

Goldstein E, Sponaugle S. 2020. Juvenile reef fish growth and survival related to subregional patterns of primary production. MarBiol 167:16 doi: 10.1007/s00227-019-3627-9

Sponaugle S, Gleiber M, Shulzitski K, Cowen RK. 2019. There’s a new kid in town: lionfish invasion of the plankton. Biol Invas 21(10): 3013-3018 doi: 10.1007/s10530-019-02070-1

Ottmann D, Grorud-Colvert K, Sponaugle S. 2019. Age and growth of pelagic juvenile splitnose and redbanded rockfishes in the northern California Current. J Sea Res 148-9:8-11

Sponaugle S, Cowen RK. 2019. Coral ecosystem connectivity between Pulley Ridge and the Florida Keys. Chapter In: Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems of the World, Springer.

Ottmann D, Grorud-Colvert K, Huntington B, Sponaugle S. 2018. Patterns of juvenile fish settlement along the Oregon coast. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 598:131-145

Greer A, et al (39 co-authors) 2018. Functioning of coastal river-dominated ecosystems and implications for oil spill response: from observations to mechanisms and models. Oceanography 31

Keckeis H, Clemmesen C, Humphries P, Sponaugle S. 2018. Paths to the unknown: dispersal during the early life of fishes. Can J Fish Aquat Sci 75:792-796

Shulzitski K, Sponaugle S, Hauff M, Walter K, D’Alessandro E, Cowen RK. 2018. Patterns in larval reef fish distributions and assemblages with implications for local retention in mesoscale eddies. Can J Fish Aquat Sci 75:180-192

Goldstein E, D’Alessandro E, Sponaugle S. 2017. Fitness consequences of habitat variability, trophic position, and energy allocation across the depth distribution of a coral reef fish. Coral Reefs 36: 957-968 doi:10.1007/s00338-017-1587-4

Robinson KL, Luo JY, Sponaugle S, Guigand C, Cowen RK. 2017. A tale of two crowds. Front Mar Sci doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00082

Bignami S, Sponaugle S, Hauff M, Cowen RK. 2017. Combined effects of ocean acidification, increased temperature, and starvation stress on larvae of a large tropical marine fish. ICES J Mar Sci 74:1220-9 doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsw216

Ottmann D, Grorud-Colvert K, Sard NM, Huntington BE, Banks MA, Sponaugle S. 2016. Long-term aggregation of larval fish siblings during dispersal along an open coast. Proc Nat Acad Sci 113:14067-14072 (retracted 2017)

Goldstein E, D’Alessandro E, Reed J, Sponaugle S. 2016. Habitat availability and depth-driven population demographics regulate reproductive output of a coral reef fish. Ecosphere 7:e01542

Goldstein E, D’Alessandro E, Sponaugle S. 2016. Demographic and reproductive plasticity across the depth distribution of a coral reef fish. Sci Reports 6:34077

Shulzitski K, Sponaugle S, Hauff M, Walter K, Cowen RK. 2016. Encounter with mesoscale eddies enhances survival to settlement in larval coral reef fishes. Proc Nat Acad Sci 113:6928-6933

Sponaugle S. 2015. Recruitment of coral reef fishes: linkages across stages. In: C. Mora (ed), Ecology of fishes on coral reefs. Cambridge University Press

Shulzitski K, Sponaugle S, Hauff M, Walter K, D’Alessandro E, Cowen RK. 2015. Close encounters with eddies: oceanographic features increase growth of larval reef fishes during their journey to the reef. Biol Lett 11: 20140746

Llopiz JK, Cowen RK, Hauff MJ, Ji R, Munday PL, Muhling BA, Peck MA, Richardson DE, Sogard S, Sponaugle S. 2014. Early life history and fisheries oceanography: new questions in a changing world. Oceanography 27: 26–41

Pepin P, Robert D, Bouchard C, Dower JF, Falardeau M, Fortier L, Jenkins GP, Levesque K, Llopiz JK, Meekan MG, Murphy HM, Ringuette M, Sirois P, Sponaugle S. 2014. Once upon a larva: revisiting the relationship between feeding success and growth in fish larvae. ICES J Mar Sci doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu201. (Editor’s Choice)

Bignami S, Sponaugle S, Cowen RK. 2014. Effects of ocean acidification on the larvae of a high-value pelagic fisheries species, mahi-mahi (Coryphaena hippurus). Aquat Biol 21: 249–260

Rankin TL, Sponaugle S. 2014. Characteristics of settling coral reef fish are related to recruitment timing and success. PLoS One e108871

Johnson DW, Grorud-Colvert K, Sponaugle S, Semmens BX. 2014. Phenotypic variation and selective mortality as major drivers of recruitment variability in fishes. Ecol Lett 17: 743-755 (Recommended by Faculty of 1000)

Bignami S, Enochs I, Manzello D, Sponaugle S, and Cowen RK. 2013. Ocean acidification alters the otoliths of a pan-tropical fish species with implications for sensory function. Proc Nat Acad Sci 110: 7366-7370

Bignami S, Sponaugle S, Cowen RK. 2013. Response to ocean acidification in larvae of a large tropical marine fish, Rachycentron canadum. Global Change Biol 19: 996-1006

D’Alessandro E, Sponaugle S, Cowen RK. 2013. Selective mortality during the larval and juvenile stages of snappers (Lutjanidae) and great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda). Mar Ecol Progr Ser 474: 227-242

Johnson DW, Grorud-Colvert K, Rankin TL, Sponaugle S. 2012. Measuring selective mortality from otoliths: a practical guide for describing multivariate selection from cross-sectional data. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 471: 151-163

Sponaugle S, Walter KD, Grorud-Colvert KA, Paddack MJ. 2012. Influence of marine reserves on fish recruitment in the upper Florida Keys. Coral Reefs 31: 641-652

Sponaugle S, Paris CB, Walter KD, Kourafalou V, D’Alessandro E. 2012. Observed and modeled larval settlement of a reef fish to the Florida Keys. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 453: 201-212

D’Alessandro EK, Sponaugle S. 2011. Comparative predation rates on larval snapper (Lutjanidae) in oceanic, reef, and nearshore waters. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 399: 182-187

D’Alessandro EK, Sponaugle S, Llopiz JK, Cowen RK. 2011. Larval ecology of the great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda, and other sphyraenids in the Straits of Florida. Mar Biol 158: 2625-2638 (Feature article)

Grorud-Colvert K, Sponaugle S. 2011. Variability in temperature affects trait-mediated survival a newly settled coral reef fish. Oecologia 165: 675-689

Huebert KB, Cowen RK, Sponaugle S. 2011. Vertical migrations of reef fish larvae in the Straits of Florida and effects on larval transport. Limnol Oceanogr 56: 1653-1666

Rankin TL, Sponaugle S. 2011. Temperature influences selective mortality during the early life stages of a coral reef fish. PLoS One 6: e16814 doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0016814

Sponaugle S, Boulay JN, Rankin TL. 2011. Growth- and size-selective mortality in pelagic larvae of a common coral reef fish. Aquat Biol 13: 263-273

D’Alessandro E, Sponaugle S, Serafy J. 2010. Larval ecology of a suite of snappers (family: Lutjanidae) in the Straits of Florida. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 410: 159-175

Huebert KB, Sponaugle S, Cowen RK. 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

Sponaugle S. 2010. Otolith microstructure reveals ecological and oceanographic processes important to fisheries management. Environ Biol Fish 89: 221-238

Sponaugle S, Walter KD, Denit K, Llopiz JL, Cowen RK. 2010. Variation in pelagic larval growth of Atlantic billfishes: the role of prey composition and selective mortality. Mar Biol 157: 839-849

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

Grorud-Colvert K, Sponaugle S. 2009. Larval supply and juvenile recruitment of coral reef fishes to reserves and non-reserves in the upper Florida Keys. Mar Biol 156: 277-288

Huebert K, Sponaugle S. 2009. Observed and simulated swimming trajectories of settlement-stage coral reef fish larvae in the Florida Keys. Aquat Biol 7: 207-216

Luo J, Serafy JE, Sponaugle S, Teare PB, Kieckbusch D. 2009. Movement of gray snapper Lutjanus griseus among subtropical seagrass, mangrove, and coral reef habitats. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 380: 255-269

Paddack MJ, Sponaugle S, Cowen RK. 2009. Small-scale demographic variation in the stoplight parrotfish, Sparisoma viride (Bonnaterre, 1788). J Fish Biol 75: 2509-2526

Richardson DE, Cowen RK, Prince ED, Sponaugle S. 2009. Importance of Straits of Florida spawning ground to Atlantic sailfish (Istiophorus platypterus) and blue marlin (Makaira nigricans). Fish Oceanogr 18: 402-418

Sponaugle S. 2009. Daily otolith increments in the early stages of tropical fishes. Pp. 93-132 In: B. Green, B. Mapstone, G. Carlos, and G. Begg, eds. Gathering information from otoliths of tropical fishes. Methods and Technologies in Fish Biology and Fisheries. Springer

Sponaugle S, Llopiz JK, Havel LN, Rankin TL. 2009. Spatial variation in larval growth and gut fullness in a coral reef fish. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 383: 239-249

Paddack MJ, Sponaugle S. 2008. Recruitment and habitat selection of newly settled Sparisoma viride to reefs with low coral cover. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 369: 205-212

D’Alessandro E, Sponaugle S, Lee TN. 2007. Patterns and processes of larval fish supply to the coral reefs of the upper Florida Keys. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 331: 85-100

Pineda J, Hare JA, Sponaugle S. 2007. Larval dispersal and transport in the coastal ocean and consequences for population connectivity. Oceanography 20: 22-39

Grorud-Colvert K, Sponaugle S. 2006. Influence of condition on behavior and survival potential of a newly settled coral reef fish. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 327: 279-288

Paddack MJ, Cowen RK, Sponaugle S. 2006. Grazing pressure of herbivorous coral reef fishes on low coral-cover reefs. Coral Reefs 25: 461-472

Sponaugle S, Grorud-Colvert K. 2006. Environmental variability, early life history traits, and survival of new recruits of a coral reef fish. Integr Comp Biol 46: 623-633

Sponaugle S, Grorud-Colvert K, Pinkard D. 2006. Temperature-mediated variation in early life history traits and recruitment success of the coral reef fish Thalassoma bifasciatum in the Florida Keys. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 308: 1-15

Luthy SA, Serafy JE, Cowen RK, Denit KL, Sponaugle S. 2005. Age and growth of larval Atlantic sailfish, Istiophorus platypterus. Mar Freshw Res 56: 1027-1035

Paris CB, Sponaugle S, Cowen RK, Rotunno T. 2005. Pomacentridae. Pages 1787-1818 In: WJ Richards, ed., Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes, CRS Press, Boca Raton.

Sponaugle S, Denit KL, Luthy SA, Serafy JE, Cowen R.K. 2005. Growth variation in larval Makaira nigricans. J Fish Biol 66: 822-835

Sponaugle S, Lee T, Kourafalou V, Pinkard D. 2005. Florida Current frontal eddies and the settlement of coral reef fishes. Limnol Oceanogr 50: 1033-1048

Denit K, Sponaugle S. 2004. Growth variation, settlement and spawning of the gray snapper Lutjanus griseus across a latitudinal gradient. Trans Amer Fish Soc 133: 1339-1355

Sponaugle S, Pinkard DR. 2004. Impact of variable pelagic environments on natural larval growth and recruitment of the reef fish Thalassoma bifasciatum. J Fish Biol 64: 34-54

Sponaugle S, Pinkard DR. 2004. Lunar cyclic population replenishment of a coral reef fish: shifting patterns following oceanic events. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 267: 267-280

Cowen RK, Sponaugle S, Paris CB, Lwiza KMM, Fortuna JL, Dorsey S. 2003. Impact of North Brazil Current rings on local circulation and coral reef fish recruitment to Barbados, West Indies. Pp. 443-462 In: G.J. Goni and P.M. Rizzoli, eds., Interhemispheric water exchange in the Atlantic Ocean. Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Sponaugle S, Fortuna J, Grorud K, Lee T. 2003. Dynamics of larval fish assemblages over a shallow coral reef in the Florida Keys. Mar Biol 143: 175-189

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

Searcy S, Sponaugle S. 2001. Selective mortality during the larval-juvenile transition in two coral reef fishes. Ecology 82: 2452-2470

Valles H, Sponaugle S, Oxenford H. 2001. Larval supply to a marine reserve and adjacent fished area in the Soufriere Marine Management Area, St. Lucia, West Indies. J Fish Biol 59: 152-177

Cowen RK, Lwiza KMM, Sponaugle S, Paris C, Olson D. 2000. Connectivity of marine populations: Open or closed? Science 287: 857-9

Searcy S, Sponaugle S. 2000. Variable larval growth in a coral reef fish. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 206: 213-226

Reyns N, Sponaugle S. 1999. Patterns and processes of brachyuran crab settlement to Caribbean coral reefs. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 185: 155-170

Cowen RK, Sponaugle S. 1997. Relationships between early life history traits and recruitment in coral reef fishes. Pp. 423-449. In: R.C. Chambers & E. Trippel (eds.), Early Life History and Recruitment in Fish Populations. Chapman & Hall.

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

Sponaugle S, Cowen RK. 1996. Larval supply and patterns of recruitment for two Caribbean fishes, Stegastes partitus and Acanthurus bahianus. Mar Freshw Res 47: 344-47

Sponaugle S, Cowen RK. 1996. Nearshore patterns of larval supply to Barbados, West Indies. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 133: 13-28

Sponaugle S, Cowen RK. 1994. Larval durations and recruitment patterns of two Caribbean gobies (Gobiidae): Contrasting early life histories in demersal spawners. Mar Biol 120: 133-143

Sponaugle S, LaBarbera M. 1991. Drag-induced deformation: a functional feeding strategy in two species of gorgonians. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 148: 121-134

Sponaugle S. 1991. Flow patterns and velocities around a suspension-feeding gorgonian polyp: evidence from physical models. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 148: 135-145

Sponaugle S, Lawton P. 1990. Portunid crab predation on juvenile hard clams: effects of substrate type and prey density. Mar Ecol Progr Ser 67: 43-53