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Peer Reviewed Publications

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Ziegler, S.L., J.M. Johnson, R.O. Brooks, E.M. Johnston, J.L. Mohay, B.I. Ruttenberg, R.M. Starr, G.T. Waltz, D.E. Wendt and S.L. Hamilton (2023). Marine protected areas, marine heatwaves, and the resilience of nearshore fish communities. Scientific Reports 12:1405. click here

Ziegler, S.L., R.O. Brooks, S.L. Hamilton, B.I. Ruttenberg, J.A. Chiu, R.T. Fields, G.T. Waltz, C. Shen,  D.E. Wendt and R.M. Starr. (2022). External fishing effort regulates the positive effects of no-take marine protected areas. Biological Conservation 269, 109546. click here

Mason, E.T., A.N. Kellum, J.A. Chiu, G.T. Waltz, S. Murray, D.E. Wendt, R. M. Starr and B.X. Semmens (2020). Long-term participation in collaborative fisheries research improves angler opinions on marine protected areas. PeerJ, 8, e10146. click here

Meyers-Cherry, N. L., Nakamura, R., Ruttenberg, B. I., & Wendt, D. E. (2016). Gopher Rockfish (Sebastes carnatus) Life History in South-Central California. CalCOFI Rep. Vol 57. click here

Loury, E. K., Bros, S. M., Starr, R. M., Ebert, D. A., & Cailliet, G. M. (2015). Trophic ecology of the Gopher Rockfish (Sebastes carnatus) inside and outside of central California marine protected areas. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 536, 229-241. click here

Starr, R.M., D.E. Wendt, C.L. Barnes, C.I. Marks, D. Malone, G. Waltz, K.T. Schmidt, J. Chiu, A.L. Launer, N.C Hall, and N. Yochum (2015). Variation in responses of fishes across multiple reserves within a network of marine protected areas in temperate waters. PLoS One, 10(3), e0118502. click here

Yochum, N., R.M. Starr, and D.E. Wendt (2011). Utilizing fishermen knowledge and expertise: keys to success for collaborative fisheries research. Fisheries, 36(12), 593-605. click here

Mireles, C. R. Nakamura, D.E. Wendt (2011). A collaborative approach to investigate site fidelity, home range, and homing behaviors of Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus). Fisheries Research, 113, 133-142. click here

Wendt, D.E. and R.M. Starr (2009). Collaborative research: an effective way to collect data for stock assessments and evaluate marine protected areas in California. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: Dynamics, Management, and Ecosystem Science, 1(1), 315-324. click here

Published Dataset

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Brooks, R.O., S.L. Ziegler, R.M Starr, D.E. Wendt, B.I. Ruttenberg, L. Bellquist, J. Caselle, S. Morgan, T. Mulligan, B.X. Semmens, J. Tyburczy, S.L. Hamilton (2022). Nearshore fishes abundance and distribution data, California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCFRP), 2007-2021. California Protection Council Data Repository. doi:10.25494/P6901R. click here


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Hamilton S.L., R.M. Starr, D.E. Wendt, B.I. Ruttenberg, J. Caselle, B.X. Semmens, L. Bellquist, S. Morgan, T. Mulligan, J. Tyburczy, S.L. Ziegler, R.O. Brooks, G. Waltz, E. Mason, C. Honeyman, S. Small, J. Staton (2021). California collaborative fisheries research program (CCFRP) - monitoring and evaluation of California Marine Protected Areas. Final Project Report Submitted to the Ocean Protection Council. click here

Starr R.M., D.E. Wendt, K.T. Schmidt, R. Romero, J. Duryea, E. Loury, N. Yochum, L. Longabach, D. Rasmussen, N. Hall, K. Green, and S. McMillan (2010). Baseline surveys of nearshore fishes in the near central California marine protected areas 2007-2009. Final Project Report Submitted to the Ocean Protection Councilclick here

Mulligan T., J. Tyburczy, J. Staton, I. Kelmartin, D. Barrett (2017). Baseline characterization of fish communities associated with nearshore rocky reefs in the northern California marine protected area study regions. Final Project Report Submitted to the Ocean Protection Council. click here

Student Theses

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Davis, L. (2022). Evaluating relative abundance, fish length, and marine protected area effectiveness for four key rocky reef species along the northern California coast. California State Polytechnic University, Humboldtclick here

Perdue, C. (2021).The effects of marine protected areas on the fine-scale depth segregation of two Rockfishes (Sebastes) species. California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. click here

Dodgen, R. (2020). Patterns in size distribution and catch of Rockfishes (Sebastes spp.) from fisheries-dependent and fisheries-independent hook-and-line surveys on the central coast of California. California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispoclick here

Ellingson, A., G. T. Waltz, D. E. Wendt (2019). Testing the effect of gear type on groundfish catch. California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo: Center for Coastal Marine Science, Biological Sciences Department. click here

Hernandez, A. (2019). Depth distribution reveals ontogenetic movement exhibited by Blue Rockfish (Sebastes mystinus). University of California, Davis. click here

Salter, L. M. (2019). Effects of barotrauma on four species of Pacific Rockfishes (Sebastes spp.). California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispoclick here

Kellum, A. (2018). Does participation in fisheries research change anglers' opinions of California's marine protected areas? UC San Diego: Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservationclick here

Kelmartin, I. D. (2018).  Characterizing habitat preference in three nearshore reef-associated fishes through collaborative research, public data, and open source software. California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt. click here

Staton, J. M. (2017). Baseline characterization of nearshore Rocky reef fishes found in northern California marine protected areas. California State Polytechnic University, Humboldtclick here

Anderson, E. S. (2016). The response of predatory fish, Ophiodon elongatus, to a marine protected area: variation in diet, catch rates, and size composition. California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. click here

Duryea, J. K. (2014). Evaluating methods to anesthetize Gopher Rockfish (Sebastes carnatus) for immediate-release in the field: induction, recovery, and cortisol stress response to surgical anesthesia. San José State University. click here

Longabach, L. J. (2010). Movement of selected nearshore temperate reef fishes along California's central coast. California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispoclick here

Rasmussen, D. (2010). Comparison of fish species inside and outside of marine protected areas off the south central coast of California. California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo. click here

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