Oregon State University

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Maria Kavanaugh

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Assistant Professor (Senior Research)
Discipline: Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry
Office: Burt 204
Phone: 541 737 8009
Email: mkavanau@coas.oregonstate.edu


Seascape ecology, remote sensing, global change


27. Kavanaugh, M.T., Church, M.E, Davis, C.O., Karl, D.M., Letelier, R.M. and S.C. Doney. ALOHA from the Edge: Reconciling three decades of in situ Eulerian observations and geographic variability in the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre. Accepted, Frontiers of Marine Science.


26.  Bowman, J.S., Kavanaugh, M.T., Doney, S.C. and H.W. Ducklow. Recurrent seascape units identify key ecological processes along the western Antarctic Peninsula. Submitted Global Change Biology.


25. Muller Karger, F.E. and 49 others including Kavanaugh, M.T. 2017. Satellite sensor requirements for monitoring Essential Biodiversity Variables of coastal ecosystems. Early online. Ecological Applications: a publication of the Ecological Society of America. 2018 Mar 6. doi: 10.1002/eap.1682


24. Kavanaugh, M. T., Rheuban, J. E., Luis*, K. M. A., & Doney, S. C. 2017. Thirty-three years of ocean benthic warming along the U.S. Northeast Continental Shelf and Slope: Patterns, drivers, and ecological consequences. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC012953


23. Rheuban, J. E., Kavanaugh, M. T., & Doney, S. C. 2017.Implications of future northwest Atlantic bottom temperatures on the American Lobster (Homarus americanus) fishery. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 122. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JC012949


22.  Rohr*, T., Long, M., Kavanaugh, M.T., Lindsay, K., and S.C. Doney,Variability in the mechanisms controlling Southern Ocean phytoplankton bloom phenology in an ocean model and satellite observations. 2017. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 31:922–940, doi:10.1002/2016GB005615.


21. Sayre, R., J. Dangermond, D. Wright, S. Breyer, K. Butler, K. Van Graafeiland, M.J. Costello, P. Harris, K. Goodin, M. Kavanaugh, N. Cressie, J. Guinotte, Z. Basher, P. Halpin, M. Monaco, P. Aniello, C. Frye, D. Stephens, P. Valentine, J. Smith, R. Smith, D.P. VanSistine, J. Cress, H. Warner, C. Brown, J. Steffenson, D. Cribbs, B. Van Esch, D. Hopkins, G. Noll, S. Kopp, and C. Convis. 2017. A New Map of Global Ecological Marine Units – An Environmental Stratification Approach. Washington, DC: American Association of Geographers. 36 pages.


20. Sayre, R. , D. J. Wright, S. P. Breyer, K. A. Butler, K. Van Graafeiland, M. J. Costello, P. T. Harris, K. L. Goodin, J. M. Guinotte, Z. Basher, M. T. Kavanaugh, P. N. Halpin, M. E. Monaco, N. A. Cressie, P. Aniello, C. E. Frye, and D. Stephens. 2017. A three-dimensional mapping of the ocean based on environmental data. Oceanography 30:90-103


19. Muller-Karger, F.E., Rueda-Roa, D., Chavez, F.P., Kavanaugh, M.T. and Roffer, M.A., 2017. Megaregions among the large marine ecosystems of the Americas. 2017. Environmental Development. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envdev.2017.01.005In press


18. Mackey, K.M., Kavanaugh, M.T. Chen, Y., Liu, F., Glover, D., Paytan, A. Atmospheric and fluvial nutrients fuel harmful algal blooms in the East China Sea. 2017. Front. Mar. Sci. 4:2. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00002


17. Kavanaugh, M.T., Oliver, M., Chavez, F., Letelier, R.M., Muller Karger, F. and Doney, S.C. 2016.  Quo Vadimus: Seascapes as a new vernacular for ocean monitoring, management and conservation. ICES Journal of Marine Science 73 (7), 1839-1850


16. Kavanaugh, M.T., *Abdala, F.N. Ducklow, H., Glover, D., Schofield, O., Stammerjohn, S., and Doney, S. C. 2015. Canyon effects on phytoplankton biomass and community structure along the Western Antarctic Peninsula. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 524:11-26


15. Saunders, M., Brown, C., Foley, M.E., Febria,C., Albright,R., Mehling, M., Kavanaugh, M.T. and Burfeind, D. 2015. Human impacts on connectivity in marine and freshwater ecosystems assessed using network measures. Marine and Freshwater Research. DOI:10.1071/MF14358


14. Kavanaugh, M.T., Hales, B. Lockwood, D., Emerson, S., Quay, P.D., Letelier, R.M. Physicochemical and biological controls on primary and net community production across NE Pacific seascapes. 2014. Limnology and Oceanography 59(6), 2013-2027


13. Muller-Karger, F.E., M.T. Kavanaugh, E. Montes, W.M. Balch, M. Breitbart, F.P. Chavez, S.C. Doney, E.M. Johns, R.M. Letelier, M.W. Lomas, H.M. Sosik, and A.E. White, 2014: A framework for a marine biodiversity observing network within changing continental shelf seascapes. Oceanography, 27(2), 18–23, http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2014.56.


12. Kavanaugh, M.T., Hales, B., Saraceno, M., Spitz, Y.H., White, A.E., Letelier, R.M., 2014. Hierarchical and dynamic seascapes: a quantitative framework for scaling pelagic biogeochemistry and ecology. Progress in Oceanography 120: 291-304


11. Kavanaugh, M.T., Holtgrieve, G.W., Baulch, H., Brum, J.R., Cuvelier, M.L., Filstrup, C.T., Nickols, K.J, Small, G.E., 2013. A salty divide within ASLO? Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin (22) 2: 34-37


10. Lockwood D, Quay, P.D., Kavanaugh, M.T, Juranek, LW, Feely, R. 2012. Influence of net community production on air-sea CO2 flux in the Northeast Pacific. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 26: GB4010. doi:10.1029/2012GB004380


9. Kavanaugh, M. T. 2012. Dynamic seascapes: a quantitative framework for scaling pelagic biogeochemistry and ecology. Ph.D. dissertation. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/34739


8. Hamme, R., and 15 others including Kavanaugh, M.T. 2010.  Volcanic ash fuels anomalous plankton bloom in the subarctic NE Pacific. Geophysical Research Letters VOL. 37, L19604, doi:10.1029/2010GL044629


7. Kavanaugh, M.T., Nielsen, K.J., Chan, F.T, Menge, B.A., Letelier, R.M., and *Goodrich, L.M. 2009. Experimental assessment of shading on an intertidal kelp: do phytoplankton inhibit open-coast macroalgae? Limnology and Oceanography (54) 276-288


6. Davis C.O., Kavanaugh, M.T., Letelier, R.M.  Bissett, P and Kohler,D. 2007. Spatial and spectral resolution considerations for imaging coastal waters. Proceedings of SPIE 6680


5. Schoch, G.C., Menge, B.A., Allison, G.W., Kavanaugh, M.T., Thompson, S.A., and Wood, S.A. 2006.  Fifteen degrees of separation: Examining patterns and processes on Pacific coast rocky intertidal benches. Limnology and Oceanography (52): 2564-2585


4. Kavanaugh, M.T., 2006. Phytoplankton shading of benthic macrophytes: implications for intertidal community structure. MS Thesis. http://hdl.handle.net/1957/1357



3. Ducklow, H. Kavanaugh, M.T., and Fraser.W. 2016. What will the Palmer LTER look like in the future? LTER Report. 2016


2. Kavanaugh, M.T., Boersma, K., Close, S., Ganio, L., Hooven., L. and B. Lachenbruch. 2015. Advancing Toward Professorship in Biology, Ecology and Earth System Sciences. In FORWARD to Professorship in STEM: Inclusive Strategies That Work. C. Mavriplis, P. Sabila and S. Heller (Eds). Elsevier Press.


1. Kavanaugh, M.T., Holtgrieve, G.W., Baulch, H., Brum, J.R., Cuvelier, M.L., Filstrup, C.T., Nickols, K.J, Small, G.E., 2014. A salty divide within ASLO? Chapter 5 (Reprinted with permission) In P.F. Kemp [ed.] 2014. Eco-DAS IX Symposium Proceedings. Waco, TX: DOI: 10.4319/ecodas.2014.978-0-984559-3-8. 

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