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Watson, S.M., D.L. McLean, B.J. Balcom, S.N.R. Birchenough, A.M. Brand, E.C.M Camprasse, J.T. Claisse, J.W.P. Coolen, T. Cresswell, B. Fokkema, S. Gourvenec, L.A. Henry, C.L. Hewitt, M.S. Love, A.E. MacIntosh, M. Marnane, E. McKinley, S. Micallef, D. Morgan, J. Nicolette, K. Ounanian, J. Patterson, K. Seath, A.G.L. Selman, I.M. Suthers, V.L.G. Todd, A. Tung, P.I. Macreadie (2023) Offshore decommissioning horizon scan: Research priorities to support decision-making activities for oil and gas infrastructure. Science of The Total Environment 878: 163015 doi

Grime, B.C, R. Sanders, T. Ford, H. Burdick, J.T. Claisse (2023) Urchin gonad response to kelp forest restoration on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, California. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 122: 1-18 doi 10.3160/0038-3872-122.1.1


Knights, A. M., A. J. Lemasson, L. B. Firth, T. Bond, J.T. Claisse, J.W.P. Coolen, A. Copping, J. Dannheim, M. De Dominicis, S. Degraer, M. Elliott, P.G. Fernandes, A.M. Fowler, M. Frost, L.A. Henry, N. Hicks, K. Hyder, S. Jagerroos, D.O.B. Jones, M. Love, C. P. Lynam, P.I. Macreadie, J. Marlow, N. Mavraki, D. McLean, P.A. Montagna, D.M. Paterson, M. Perrow, J. Porter, D.J.F. Russell, A.S. Bull, M. Schratzberger, B. Shipley, S. van Elden, J. Vanaverbeke, A. Want, S.C.L. Watson, T.A. Wilding, P. Somerfield (2024) Developing expert scientific consensus on the environmental and societal effects of marine artificial structures prior to decommissioning. J Environ Manage 352: 119897

Knights, A. M., A. J. Lemasson, L. B. Firth, N. Beaumont, S. Birchenough, J. T. Claisse, J. W. P. Coolen, A. Copping, M. De Dominicis, S. Degraer, M. Elliott, P. G. Fernandes, A. M. Fowler, M. Frost, L.-A. Henry, N. Hicks, K. Hyder, S. Jagerroos, M. Love, C. Lynam, P. I. Macreadie, D. McLean, J. Marlow, N. Mavraki, P. A. Montagna, D. M. Paterson, M. R. Perrow, J. Porter, A. S. Bull, M. Schratzberger, B. Shipley, S. van Elden, J. Vanaverbeke, A. Want, S. C. L. Watson, T. A. Wilding and P. J. Somerfield (2024). To what extent can decommissioning options for marine artificial structures move us toward environmental targets? Journal of Environmental Management 350.


Pondella, D.J., J.T. Claisse, C.M. Williams (2022) Theory, practice, and design criteria for utilizing artificial reefs to increase production of marine fishes. Frontiers in Marine Science 9 doi 10.3389/fmars.2022.98325 PDF

Williams, C.M., J.L. Eagleton, D.J. Pondella, J.T. Claisse (2022) Habitat type and environmental conditions influence the age and growth of a temperate marine damselfish. Frontiers in Marine Science 9 doi 10.3389/fmars.2022.988158 PDF Supplementary Material

McLean, D.L., L.C. Ferreira, J.A. Benthuysen, K.J. Miller, M.-L. Schläppy, M.J. Ajemian, O. Berry, S.N.R. Birchenough, T. Bond, F. Boschetti, A.S. Bull, J.T. Claisse, S.A. Condie, P. Consoli, J.W.P. Coolen, M. Elliott, I.S. Fortune, A.M. Fowler, B.M. Gillanders, H.B. Harrison, K.M. Hart, L.-A. Henry, C.L. Hewitt, N. Hicks, K. Hock, K. Hyder, M. Love, P.I. Macreadie, R.J. Miller, W.A. Montevecchi, M.M. Nishimoto, H.M. Page, D.M. Paterson, C.B. Pattiaratchi, G.T. Pecl, J.S. Porter, D.B. Reeves, C. Riginos, S. Rouse, D.J.F. Russell, C.D.H. Sherman, J. Teilmann, V.L.G. Todd, E.A. Treml, D.H. Williamson, and M. Thums (2022) Influence of offshore oil and gas structures on seascape ecological connectivity. Global Change Biology 28: 3515-3536


Williams, J.P., J.T. Claisse, D.J. Pondella, C.M Williams, M.J. Robart, Z. Scholz, E.M. Jaco, T. Ford, H. Burdick, D. Witting (2021) Sea urchin mass mortality rapidly restores kelp forest communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 664: 117-131 doi 10.3354/meps13680


Meyer-Gutbrod, E.L., M.S. Love, D.M. Schroeder, J.T. Claisse, L. Kui, R.J. Miller (2020) Forecasting the legacy of offshore oil and gas platforms on fish community structure and productivity. Ecological Applications 30: e02185 PDF

Suthers, I.M., J.T. Claisse, T.P. Crowe and D.A. Keith (2020) M4.1 Submerged artificial structures. In: Keith, D.A., Ferrer-Paris, J.R., Nicholson, E. and Kingsford, R.T. (eds.) (2020). The IUCN Global Ecosystem Typology 2.0: Descriptive profiles for biomes and ecosystem functional groups. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. DOI:10.2305/IUCN.CH.2020.13.en. Web Version


Claisse, J.T., M.S. Love, E.L. Meyer-Gutbrod, C.M. Williams, D.J Pondella, II. (2019) Fishes with high reproductive output potential on California offshore oil and gas platformsBulletin of Marine Science 95: 515–534  

Pondella, D.J., II, S.E. Piacenza, J.T. Claisse, C.M. Williams, J.P. Williams, A.J. Zellmer, J.E. Caselle (2019) Assessing drivers of rocky reef fish biomass density from the Southern California Bight. Marine Ecology Progress Series 628: 125–140  

Love, M.S., J.T. Claisse, A. Roeper (2019) An analysis of the fish assemblages around 23 oil and gas platforms off California with comparisons with natural habitatsBulletin of Marine Science 95: 477–514  

Love, M.S., L. Kui, J.T. Claisse (2019) The role of jacket complexity in structuring fish assemblages in the midwaters of two California oil and gas platforms. Bulletin of Marine Science 95: 597–616 

Meyer-Gutbrod, E.L., M.S. Love, J.T. Claisse, H.M. Page, D.M. Schroeder, R.J. Miller (2019) Decommissioning impacts on biotic assemblages associated with shell mounds beneath southern California offshore oil and gas platformsBulletin of Marine Science 95: 683–702  

Zellmer, A.J., J.T. Claisse, C.M. Williams, S. Schwab, D.J. Pondella (2019) Predicting Optimal Sites for Ecosystem Restoration Using Stacked-Species Distribution Modeling. Frontiers in Marine Science 6 doi 10.3389/fmars.2019.00003

Pondella, D.J., J.P. Williams, C.M. Williams, J.T. Claisse, D. Witting (2018) Restoring a Nearshore Rocky Reef Ecosystem in the Challenge of an Urban Setting. In: S.A. Bortone (ed) Marine Artificial Reef Research and Development: Integrating Fisheries Management Objectives. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland, USA, pp 165-186

Pondella, D.J., M.J. Robart, J.T. Claisse, J.P. Williams, C.M. Williams, A.J. Zellmer, S.E. Piacenza (2018) Spatial and temporal fishing patterns at the outer banks of the Southern California Bight. Western North American Naturalist 78: 341-357

Williams, J.P., C.M. Williams, C.A. Blanchette, J.T. Claisse, D.J. Pondella, J.E. Caselle (2018) Where the Weird Things are: A Collection of Species Range Extensions in the Southern California Bight. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 117: 189-202

Fowler, A.M., A-M. Jørgensen, J.C. Svendsen, P.I. Macreadie, D.O.B. Jones, A.R. Boon, D.J. Booth, R. Brabant, E. Callahan, J.T. Claisse, et al (2018) Environmental benefits of leaving offshore infrastructure in the ocean. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi: 10.1002/fee.1827.

Claisse, J.T., C.A. Blanchette, J.E. Dugan, J.P. Williams, J. Freiwald, D.J. Pondella, N.K Schooler., D.M. Hubbard, K. Davis, L.A. Zahn, C.M. Williams, J.E. Caselle (2018) Biogeographic patterns of communities across diverse marine ecosystems in southern California. Marine Ecology 39: e12453 doi:10.1111/maec.12453

Zellmer, A.J., J.T. Claisse, C.M. Williams, D.J.  Pondella (2018) Long‐term, spatial marine harvest intensity as an indicator of human impact on shallow rocky reef ecosystems. Marine Ecology 39: e12463 doi:10.1111/maec.12463

Robinette, D.P. J., Howar, J.T. Claisse, J.E. Caselle (2018) Can nearshore seabirds detect variability in juvenile fish distribution at scales relevant to managing marine protected areas? Marine Ecology 39: e12485 doi:10.1111/maec.12485

Ebert, T.A., L.M. Barr, J.L. Bodkin, D. Burcham, D. Bureau, H. Carson, N. Caruso, J.E. Caselle, J.T. Claisse, et al. (2018) Size, growth, and density data for shallow-water sea urchins from Mexico to the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, 1956–2016. Ecology. 99: 761-761



Winston, M.S., J.T. Claisse, C.M. Williams, J.P. Williams, D.J. Pondella (2017) Age and growth of the Giant Kelpfish, Heterostichus rostratus Girard 1854, in southern California, USA. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 34: 91-96


Zahn, L.A., J.T. Claisse, J.P. Williams, C.M. Williams, D.J. Pondella (2016) The biogeography and community structure of kelp forest macroinvertebrates. Marine Ecology. 37(4), 770-785.


Pondella, D.J, II, J.P. Williams, J.T. Claisse, B. Schaffner, K. Ritter, K. Schiff K (2015) The Physical Characteristics of Nearshore Rocky Reefs in The Southern California Bight. Bulletin, Southern California Academy of Sciences 114:3 105-122

Claisse, J.T., D.J. Pondella, M. Love, L.A. Zahn, C.M. Williams and A.S. Bull (2015) Impacts from Partial Removal of Decommissioned Oil and Gas Platforms on Fish Biomass and Production on the Remaining Platform Structure and Surrounding Shell Mounds. PLoS ONE 10: e0135812


Claisse, J.T., D.J. Pondella, M. Love, L.A. Zahn, C.M. Williams, J.P. Williams and A.S. Bull (2014) Oil platforms off California are among the most productive marine fish habitats globally. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 111(43): 15462-15467.


Claisse, J.T., J.P. Williams, T. Ford, D.J. Pondella, B. Meux, L. Protopapadakis (2013) Kelp forest habitat restoration has the potential to increase sea urchin gonad biomass. Ecosphere. 4(3):art38

Howard, K.G., J.T. Claisse, K. Boyle, T.B. Clark, J.D. Parrish (2013) Home range and movement patterns of the redlip parrotfish (Scarus rubroviolaceus) in Hawaii. Marine Biology. 160: 1583-1595.

Williams, C.E., J.P. Williams, J.T. Claisse, D.J. Pondella, M.L. Domeier and L. Zahn (2013) Morphometric relationships of marine fishes common to Central California and the Southern California Bight. Bulletin, Southern California Academy of Sciences. 112: 217-227



Claisse, J.T., D.J. Pondella, II, J.P. Williams, J. Sadd (2012) Using GIS mapping of the extent of nearshore rocky reefs to estimate the abundance and reproductive output of important fishery species. PLoS ONE 7(1):e30290.


Pondella, D.J., J.P. Williams, E.F. Miller, J.T. Claisse (2012) The ichthyoplankton of King Harbor, Redondo Beach, California 1974 – 2009. CalCOFI Reports. 53: 95-106.


Williams, J.P., J.T. Claisse, D.J. Pondella, II, L. Medeiros, C.F. Valle, M.A. Shane (2012) Patterns of life history and habitat use of an important recreational fishery species, Spotfin Croaker and their potential fishery implications. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science. 4:71-84



Claisse, J.T., T.B. Clark, B.D. Schumacher, S.A. McTee, M.E. Bushnell, C.K. Callan, C.W.  Laidley and J.D. Parrish (2011) Conventional tagging and acoustic telemetry of a small surgeonfish, Zebrasoma flavescens, in a structurally complex coral reef environment. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 91:185-201


Erisman, B.E., L.G Allen, J.T. Claisse, D.J. Pondella II, E.T. Miller, and J. Murray (2011) The illusion of plenty: hyperstability masks collapses in two recreational fisheries that target fish spawning aggregations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 68:1705-1716.


Bushnell, M. E., J. T. Claisse, and C. W. Laidley (2010). Lunar and seasonal patterns in fecundity of an indeterminate, multiple-spawning surgeonfish, the yellow tang Zebrasoma flavescens. Journal of Fish Biology 76:1343-1361



Claisse, J.T., M. Kienzle, M.E. Bushnell, D.J. Shafer and J.D. Parrish (2009) Habitat- and sex-specific life history patterns of yellow tang, Zebrasoma flavescens in Hawaii. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 389:245-255


Williams, I.D., W.J. Walsh, J.T. Claisse, B.N. Tissot and K.A. Stamoulis (2009) Impacts of a Hawaiian marine protected area network on the abundance and fishery sustainability of the yellow tang, Zebrasoma flavescens. Biological Conservation. 142:1066-1073


Claisse, J.T., S.A. McTee and J.D. Parrish (2009) Effects of age, size and density on natural survival for an important coral reef fishery species, yellow tang, Zebrasoma flavescens. Coral Reefs. 28:95-105

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