Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Ottmann, D. (supervised Masters student), K. Grorud-Colvert, N. Sard, B. Huntington, M. Banks, S. Sponaugle. In press. Long-term aggregation of larval fish siblings during dispersal along an open coast. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.

Lubchenco, J. and K. Grorud-Colvert. 2015. Making waves: the science and politics of ocean protection. Science. DOI: 10.1126/science.aad5443  link

Grorud-Colvert, K., J. Claudet, B. Tissot, M. H. Carr, J. E. Caselle, J. Day, S. E. Lester, T. Lison de Loma, D. Malone, and W. Walsh. 2014. Different types and different outcomes of marine protected area networks: How to assess whether the whole is greater than the sum of its parts? PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0102298  open access

Johnson, D. W., K. Grorud-Colvert, S. Sponaugle, and B. X. Semmens. 2014. Phenotypic variation and selective mortality as major drivers of recruitment variability. Ecology Letters 17: 743-755. DOI: 10.1111/ele.12273. open access

Johnson, D. W., K. GrorudColvert, T. L. Rankin, and S. Sponaugle. 2012. Measuring selective mortality from otoliths and similar    structures: A practical guide for describing multivariate selection from crosssectional data. Marine Ecology Progress Series 471:151163. link

Sponaugle, S., K. D. Walter, K. GrorudColvert, and M. J. Paddack. 2012. Influence of marine reserves on reef fish recruitment in the upper Florida Keys. Coral Reefs 31: 641-652. link

Fenberg, P. (supervised postdoc), J. E. Caselle, J. Claudet, S. D. Gaines, J. A. GarciaCharton, E. J. Goncalves, K. GrorudColvert, P. Guidetti, S. Jenkins, P. J. S. Jones, S. E. Lester, R. McAllen, E. Moland, and T. K. Sorensen. 2012. The science of European marine reserves: Status, efficacy, and future needs. Marine Policy 36:10121021. link

Grorud-Colvert, K. and S. Sponaugle. 2011. Variability in water temperature affects trait-mediated survival of a newly settled coral reef fish. Oecologia 165:675-686. link

Grorud-Colvert, K., S. E. Lester, S. Airame, E. Neeley, and S. D. Gaines. 2010. Communicating marine reserve science to diverse audiences. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107:18306-18311. open access

Lester, S. E., S. D. Gaines, K. Grorud-Colvert, C. Costello, and R. Pollnac. 2010. Evolving science of marine reserves: New developments and emerging research frontiers. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107:18251-18255. open access

Grorud-Colvert, K. and S. Sponaugle. 2009. Larval supply and juvenile recruitment of coral reef fishes to marine reserve and non-reserve reefs of the upper Florida Keys, USA. Marine Biology 156:277-288. PDF

Lester, S.E., B.S. Halpern, K. Grorud-Colvert, J Lubchenco, B.I. Ruttenberg, S.D. Gaines, S. Airame, R.R. Warner. 2009. Biological effects within no-take marine reserves: a global synthesis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 384:33-46. link

Menge, B.A., F. Chan, S. Dudas, D. Eerkes-Medrano, K. Grorud-Colvert, K. Heiman, M. Hessing-Lewis, A. Iles, R. Milston-Clements, M. Noble, K. Page-Albins, E. Richmond, G. Rilov, J. Rose, J. Tyburczy, L. Vinueza, P. Zarnetske. 2009. Terrestrial ecologists ignore aquatic literature: asymmetry in citation breadth in ecological publications and implications for generality and progress in ecology. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. link

Menge, B.A., F. Chan, S. Dudas, D. Eerkes-Medrano, K. Grorud-Colvert, K. Heiman, M. Hessing-Lewis, A. Iles, R. Milston-Clements, M. Noble, K. Page-Albins, E. Richmond, G. Rilov, J. Rose, J. Tyburczy, L. Vinueza, P. Zarnetske. 2009. Do terrestrial ecologists ignore aquatic literature? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7:182-183. link

Grorud-Colvert, K. and S. Sponaugle. 2006. Influence of condition on behavior and survival potential of newly-settled coral reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 327:279-288. open access

Sponaugle S. and K. Grorud-Colvert. 2006. Environmental variability, early life-history traits, and survival of new coral reef fish recruits. Integrative and Comparative Biology 46:623-633. link

Sponaugle S., K. Grorud-Colvert, and D. Pinkard. 2006. Temperature-mediated variation in early life history traits and recruitment success of the coral reef fish Thalassoma bifasciatum in the Florida Keys. Marine Ecology Progress Series 308: 1-15. Feature article. open access

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

Hartney, K.B. and K.A. Grorud. 2002. The effect of sea urchins as biogenic structures on the local abundance of a temperate water fish. Oecologia 131(4): 506-513. link


Manuscripts in Progress

Hughes, B.B. and 22 co-authors (K. Grorud-Colvert, listed as PI). in review. Long-term ecological studies contribute disproportionately to advancing the science and informing policy. Bioscience.

Giakoumi, S., J. McGowan, M. Mills, M. Beger, R. H. Bustamante, A. Charles, P. Christie, M. Fox, P. G. Borboroglu, S. Gelcich, P. Guidetti, P. Mackelworth, J. M. Maina, L. McCook, F. Micheli, L. Morgan, P. J. Mumby, L. M. Reyes, A. White, K. Grorud-Colvert, and H.P. Possingham. Submitted. Revisiting “success” and “failure” of marine protected areas. Conservation Biology.

Grorud‐Colvert K., J. Caselle. in prep. Recruitment and the Marine Protected Area Effect: Considering early life stages in the evaluation of spatial management. Target journal: Conservation Letters.


Other Articles

Reimer, J., K. Grorud-Colvert, A. Barner, J. Lubchenco. 2015. Healthy oceans, healthy people, healthy economies: integrating fisheries management and protected areas for environmental, economic, and social benefits. Science Brief for the United Nations High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals. PDF

Grorud-Colvert, K. Marine reserves. Encyclopedia of Weather and Climate, 2nd ed. S. Schneider, ed. Oxford University Press.

S..E. Lester and K. Grorud-Colvert. Parks and Preserves- Marine. Encyclopedia of Sustainability, vol. 4, Natural Resources and Sustainability. R. Anderson, ed. Berkshire Publishing.

Grorud-Colvert, K and S.E. Lester. Marine protected areas. Encyclopedia of Sustainability, vol. 5, Ecosystem Management and Sustainability. R. Anderson, ed. Berkshire Publishing.

Lubchenco, J. and K. Grorud-Colvert. 2007. Marine protected areas help safeguard aquatic life. GeoTimes: 52(4): 24-28.


Booklets and Book Chapters

Grorud-Colvert, K., J. Lubchenco, A. Barner. in press. Seas the day: a bluer, saltier second century for American parks, in S. R. Bessinger, D. Ackerly, H. Doremus, G. Machlis, editors. Science for Parks, Parks for Science: The Next Century. University of Chicago Press.

Grorud-Colvert, K., J. Claudet, M. H. Carr, J. E. Caselle, J. Day, S. E. Lester, T. Lison de Loma, B. Tissot, and D. Malone. 2011. The assessment of marine reserve networks: Guidelines for ecological evaluation, in J. Claudet, editor. Marine Protected Areas--A Multidisciplinary Approach. Cambridge University Press.

Fraschetti, S., J. Claudet, and K. Grorud-Colvert. 2011. Transitioning from single-sector management to ecosystem-based management: What can marine protected areas offer? in J. Claudet, editor. Marine Protected Areas--A Multidisciplinary Approach. Cambridge University Press.

S. Gaines, K. Grorud-Colvert, S. Airame, S. Palumbi, R. Warner, B. Simler Smith. Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. 2011. The Science of Marine Reserves (2nd Edition, European Version). www.piscoweb.org. 22 pages. PDF

Lubchenco, J. S. Gaines, K. Grorud-Colvert, S. Airame, S. Palumbi, R. Warner, B. Simler Smith. Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. 2007. The Science of Marine Reserves (2nd Edition, United States Version). www.piscoweb.org. 22 pages. English and Spanish.

Lubchenco, J. S. Gaines, K. Grorud-Colvert, S. Airame, S. Palumbi, R. Warner, B. Simler Smith. Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. 2007. The Science of Marine Reserves (2nd Edition, International Version). www.piscoweb.org. 22 pages. PDF

Lubchenco, J. S. Gaines, K. Grorud-Colvert, S. Airame, S. Palumbi, R. Warner, B. Simler Smith. Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. 2007. The Science of Marine Reserves (2nd Edition, Latin American and Caribbean). www.piscoweb.org. 22 pages. English and Spanish.

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                     Kirsten Grorud-Colvert

                        Department of Integrative Biology

                        Oregon State University

                        3029 Cordley Hall

                        Corvallis, OR 97331

Photo credit: J. Sapp

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