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Peer-reviewed scientific publications that have used the RAM Legacy database as a source of information for analyses

2013 and In press

Neubauer, P., O. P. Jensen, J. A. Hutchings, and J. K. Baum. 2013. Resilience and Recovery of Overexploited Marine Populations. Science 340 (6130), 347-349. pdf

Melnychuk, M.C., Banobi, J.A, and Hilborn, R. 2013. Effects of management tactics on meeting conservation objectives for western North American groundfish fisheries. PLoS ONE 8(2): e56684. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056684

Vert pre, K.A., R.O. Amoroso, O.P. Jensen, R. Hilborn. 2013. The frequency and intensity of productivity regime shifts in marine fish stocks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi:10.1073/pnas.1214879110

Branch, T.A., Hively, D.J., and Hilborn, R. 2013. Is the ocean food provision index biased? Nature 495: E5-E6.

Hilborn, R., and Branch, T.A. 2013. Does catch reflect abundance? No, it is misleading. Nature 494: 303-306.


Keith, D.M. and Hutchings, J.A. 2012. Population dynamics of marine fishes at low abundance. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 69:1150-1163
Worm, B., and Branch, T.A. 2012. The future of fish. Trends Ecol. Evol. 27(11): 594-599.

GutiĆ©rrez, N.L., Valencia, S.R., Branch, T.A., Agnew, D.J., Baum, J.K., Bianchi, P.L., Cornejo-Donoso, J., Costello, C., Defeo, O.,
Essington, T.E., Hilborn, R., Hoggarth, D.D., Larsen, A.E., Ninnes, C., Sainsbury, K., Selden, R.L., Sistla, S., Smith, A.D.M.,
Stern-Pirlot, A., Teck, S.J., Thorson, J.T., and Williams, N.E. 2012. Eco-label conveys reliable information on fish stock health to seafood consumers. PLOS ONE 7(8): e43765.

Anderson, S.C., Branch, T.A., Ricard, D., and Lotze, H.K. 2012. Assessing global marine fishery status with a revised dynamic catch-based method and stock-assessment reference points. ICES J. Mar. Sci. 69(8): 1491-1500.
Essington, T.E., Melnychuck, M.C., T.E., Branch, T.A.*, Heppell, S.S.*, Jensen, O.P.*, Link, J.S.*, Martell, S.J.D.*, Parma, A.M.*, Pope, J.G.*, Smith, A.D.M.* In Review. Catch shares, fisheries and ecological stewardship: a comparative analysis of resource responses to a rights-based policy instrument.  Conservation Letters.  *Order of authors arranged alphabetically

Davies T.D. and J.K. Baum. 2012. Extinction risk and overfishing: reconciling conservation and fisheries perspectives on the status of marine fishes. Nature Scientific Reports 2: 561. PDF

Hilborn, R., Stewart, I.J., Branch, T.A., and O.P. Jensen. 2012. Defining trade-offs among conservation of species diversity, profitability, and food security in the California Current bottom trawl fishery. Conservation Biology. 26:257-266

Jensen, O.P., Branch, T.A., and R. Hilborn. 2012. Marine fisheries as ecological experiments. Theoretical Ecology. 5:3-22 PDF

Melnychuk, M. C., Essington, T. E., Branch, T. A., Heppell, S. S., Jensen, O. P., Link, J. S., Martell, S. J. D., Parma, A. M., Pope, J. G. and Smith, A. D. M. 2012. Can catch share fisheries better track management targets?. Fish and Fisheries 13:267-290. PDF

Ricard, D., Minto, C., Jensen, O.P. and Baum, J.K. 2012 Examining the knowledge base and status of commercially exploited marine species with the RAM Legacy Stock Assessment Database. Fish and Fisheries. 13:380-398. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2011.00435.x PDF

Royal Society of Canada. 2012. An expert panel report on sustaining Canada's marine biodiversity: responding to the challenges posed by climate change, fisheries, and aquaculture. Ottawa, Canada.

Thorson, J.T., Branch, T.A., and Jensen, O.P.  2012.  Using model-based inference to evaluate global fisheries status from landings, location, and life history data. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 69:645-655

Thorson, J.T., Cope, J.M., Branch, T.A., and O.P. Jensen. 2012. Spawning biomass reference points for exploited marine fishes, incorporating taxonomic and body size information. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 69: 1556-1568.


Anderson, S. C., Flemming, J. M., Watson, R., and Lotze, H. K. 2011. Rapid Global Expansion of Invertebrate Fisheries: Trends, Drivers, and Ecosystem Effects. PLOS One. 6.

Branch, T.A., Jensen, O.P., Ricard, D., Ye, Y. and Hilborn, R. (2011) Contrasting Global Trends in Marine Fishery Status Obtained from Catches and from Stock Assessments. Conservation Biology 25(4): 777-786. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01656.x. PDF  

Pinsky, M.L., Jensen, O.P., Ricard, D. and Palumbi, S.R. (2011) Unexpected patterns of fisheries collapse in the world's oceans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(20): 8317-8322. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1015313108. PDF


Branch, T.A., Watson, R., Fulton, E.A., et al (2010) The trophic fingerprint of marine fisheries. Nature 468: 431-435. PDF

Hutchings, J. A., Minto, C., Ricard, D., Baum, J. K., and Jensen, O. P. (2010). Trends in the abundance of marine fishes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 1205-1210. PDF

Sethi, S. A., Branch, T. A., and Watson, R. 2010. Global fishery development patterns are driven by profit but not trophic level. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107: 12163-12167.


Worm, B., Hilborn, R., Baum, J. K., Branch, T. A., Collie, J. S., Costello, C., Fogarty, M. J., Fulton, E. A., Hutchings, J. A., Jennings, S., Jensen, O. P., Lotze, H. K., Mace, P. M., McClanahan, T. R., Minto, C., Palumbi, S. R., Parma, A. M., Ricard, D., Rosenberg, A. A., Watson, R., and Zeller, D. (2009). Rebuilding global  fisheries. Science 325: 578-585. PDF

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