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Peer-reviewed articles (*student or staff)

  • Eddy TD, Lotze HK, Fulton EA, Coll M, Ainsworth C.H., Araújo JN, Bulman C, Bundy A, Christensen V, Field J, Gribble N, Hasan M, Mackinson S, Townsend H. 2017. Ecosystem effects of invertebrate fisheries. Fish and Fisheries. 18: 40-53.

  • *Masi, M.D., Ainsworth, C.H., Jones, D.L. 2016. Using a Gulf of Mexico Atlantis model to evaluate ecological indicators for sensitivity to fishing mortality and robustness to observation error. Ecological Indicators, 74: 516-525.

  • Gruss, A., Sagarese, S.R., Drexler, M., Babcock, E., Chagaris, D., Ainsworth, C.H., Penta, B., deRada, S. (in press). Improving the spatial allocation of functional group biomasses in spatially-explicit ecosystem models: insights from the Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science. DOI:

  • *Dornberger, L., Ainsworth, C., Gosnell, S. and Coleman, F. 2016. Developing a polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure dose-response model for fish health and growth. Marine Pollution Bulletin 2016 Jun 10. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2016.05.072

  • Wijerman, M., Link, J.S., Fulton, E.A., Olsen, E., Townsend, H., Gaichas, S., Hansen, C., Skern-Mauritzen, M., Kaplan, I.C., Gamble, R., Fay, G., Savina, M., Ainsworth, C.H., Van Putten, I., Gorton, R., Brainard, R.E., and Hutton, T. 2016. Atlantis ecosystem model summit: report from a workshop. Ecological Modelling, 335: 35-38.

  • *Tarnecki, J., Wallace, A., Simons, J.D. and Ainsworth, C.H. (2016). Progression of a Gulf of Mexico Food Web Supporting Atlantis Ecosystem Model Development. Fisheries Research, 179: 237-250.

  • Grüss, A., Schirripa, M.J., Chagaris, D., Velez, L., Shin, Y-J., Verley, P., Oliveros-Ramos, R. and Ainsworth, C., (2016). Estimating natural mortality rates and simulating fishing scenarios for Gulf of Mexico red grouper (Epinephelus morio) using the ecosystem model OSMOSE-WFS. Journal of Marine Systems, 154(B): 264-279.

  • Ainsworth, C.H. (2016). British Columbia Marine Fisheries Catch Reconstruction: 1873 to 2011. BC Studies, 188: 81-90.

  • Ainsworth, C.H., and Walters, C.J. (2015). Ten common mistakes made in Ecopath with Ecosim modelling. Ecological Modelling, 308: 14-17.

  • *Suprenand, P., Ainsworth, C.H. and Jones, D. (2015). Strategic assessment of fisheries independent monitoring programs in the Gulf of Mexico. PLoS One. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120929.

  • Grüss, A. Schirripa, M.J., Chagaris, D., Drexler, M., Simons, J., Verley, P., Shin, Y-J., Karnauskas, M., Oliveros-Ramos, R., Ainsworth, C.H. (2015). Evaluation of the trophic structure of the West Florida Shelf in the 2000s using the ecosystem model OSMOSE. Journal of Marine Systems, 144: 30-47.

  • Ainsworth, C.H. and Mumby, P. (2014). Coral-algal phase shifts alter fish communities and reduce fisheries production. Global Change Biology, 21(1): 165-172.

  • Sale, P.F., Agardy, T., Ainsworth, C.H., Feist, B.E., Bell, J.D., Christie, P., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Mumby, P.J., Feary, D.A., Saunders, M.I., Daw, T.M., Foale, S.J., Levin, P.S., Lindeman, K.C., Lorenzen, K., Pomeroy, R.S., Allison, E.H., Bradbury, R.H., Corrin, J., Edwards, A.J., Obura, D.O., Sadovy de Micheson, Y.J., Samoilys, M.A. and Sheppard, C.R.C. (2014). Transforming Management of Tropical Coastal Seas to Cope with Challenges of the 21st Century. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 85(1): 8-23.

  • Grüss A, Drexler M., Ainsworth, C.H., (2014). Using delta generalized additive models to produce distribution maps for spatially explicit ecosystem models. Fisheries Research, 159: 11-24

  • *Masi, M., Ainsworth, C.H. and Chagaris, D. (2014). A probabilistic representation of fish diet compositions from multiple data sources: a Gulf of Mexico case study. Ecological Modelling, 284(2014): 60–74.

  • Levin, P.S., Kelble, C.R., Shuford, R.L., Ainsworth, C.H., deReynier, Y., Dunsmore, R., Fogarty, M.J., Holsman, K., Howell, E.A., Monaco, M.E., Oakes, S.A. and Werner, F. (2013). Guidance for implementation of integrated ecosystem assessments: a US perspective. ICES Journal of Marine Science, doi:10.1093/icesjms/fst112.

  • Morzaria-Luna H.N., Ainsworth C.H., Kaplan I.C., Levin P.S., Fulton E.A. (2013). Indirect Effects of Conservation Policies on the Coupled Human-Natural Ecosystem of the Upper Gulf of California. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64085. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064085

  • *Drexler M, Ainsworth C.H. (2013) Generalized Additive Models Used to Predict Species Abundance in the Gulf of Mexico: An Ecosystem Modeling Tool. PLoS ONE 8(5): e64458. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0064458.

  • Pitcher, T.J., Lam, M., Ainsworth, C.H., Martindale, A., Nakamura, K., Perry, I., Ward, T., (2013). Improvements to Rapfish: a rapid evaluation technique for fisheries integrating ecological and human dimensions. Journal of Fish Biology, 83(4): 865-889.

  • Morzaria-Luna, H., Ainsworth, C.H., Kaplan, I.C., Levin, P., Fulton, E., (2012). Exploring trade-offs between fisheries and conservation of the vaquita porpoise (Phocoena sinus) using an Atlantis ecosystem model. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42917. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0042917

  • Ainsworth, C.H., Morzaria-Luna, H., Kaplan, I.C., Levin, P., Fulton, E.A., Cudney-Bueno, R., Turk-Boyer, P., Torre, J., Danneman, G., Pfister, T., (2012). Effective ecosystem-based management must encourage regulatory compliance: A Gulf of California case study. Marine Policy, 36: 1275-1283.

  • Varkey, D., Ainsworth, C.H., and Pitcher, T.J., (2012). Modelling reef fish population responses to fisheries restrictions in Marine Protected Areas in the Coral Triangle. Journal of Marine Biology, 2012. DOI: 10.1155/2012/721483.

  • Ainsworth, C.H., Morzaria-Luna, H., Kaplan, I.C., Levin, P.S. and Fulton, E.A., (2012). Full compliance with harvest regulations yields ecological benefits: Northern Gulf of California case study. Journal of Applied Ecology, 49: 63-72.

  • Ainsworth, C.H., Samhouri, J., Busch, D.S., Cheung, W., Dunne, J., and Okey, T. (2011) Potential impacts of climate change on Northeast Pacific marine foodwebs and fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 68(6): 1217-1229.

  • Ainsworth, C.H. (2011) Quantifying Species Abundance Trends in the Northern Gulf of California Using Local Ecological Knowledge. Marine and Coastal Fisheries, 3(1): 190-218.

  • Fulton, E.A., Link, J.S., Kaplan, I., Savina-Rolland, M., Johnson, P., Ainsworth, C.H., Horne, P., Gorton, R., Gamble, R.J., Smith, A.D.M. and Smith, D.C. (2011). Lessons in Modelling and Management of Marine Ecosystems: The Atlantis Experience. Fish and Fisheries, 12(2): 171-188.

  • Li, L., Ainsworth, C.H. and Pitcher, T.J. (2010). Presence of harbor seals (Phoca vitulina) may increase exploitable fish biomass in the Strait of Georgia. Progress in Oceanography, 87(1-4): 235-241.

  • Ainsworth, C.H., Kaplan, I.C., Levin, P.S. and Mangel, M. (2010) A statistical approach for estimating fish diet compositions from multiple data sources: Gulf of California case study. Ecological Applications, 20(8): 2188-2202.

  • Ainsworth, C.H., and Pitcher, T.J. (2010). A bioeconomic optimization approach to marine ecosystem restoration: British Columbia case study. Environmental Conservation, 36(4): 301-311.

  • Samhouri, J., Levin, P.S. and Ainsworth, C.H. (2010). Identifying thresholds for ecosystem-based management. PLoS One 5(1): e8907. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.008907

  • Pitcher, T.J. and Ainsworth, C.H. (2010). Resilience to Change in Two Coastal Communities: Using the Maximum Dexterity Fleet. Marine Policy, 34: 810-814.

  • Varkey, D. Ainsworth, C.H., Pitcher, T.J., Goram, Y. and Sumaila, R., (2010). Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fisheries Catch in Raja Ampat Regency, Eastern Indonesia. Marine Policy, 34(2): 228-236.

  • Ainsworth, C.H., Pitcher, T.J., Heymans, J.J., Vasconcellos, M. (2008). Reconstructing historical marine ecosystems using food web models: Northern British Columbia from Pre-European Contact to Present. Ecological Modelling, 216: 354-368.

  • Ainsworth, C.H., Varkey, D.A. and Pitcher, T.J. (2008) Ecosystem simulations supporting Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management in the Coral Triangle, Indonesia. Ecological Modelling, 214: 361-374.

  • Ainsworth, C.H., Pitcher, T.J. and Rotinsulu, C. (2008) Evidence of fishery depletions and shifting cognitive baselines in Eastern Indonesia. Biological Conservation, 141(3): 848-859. (Featured article in Current Conservation)

  • Grober-Dunsmore, R., Wooninck, L., Field, J., Ainsworth, C.H., Beets, J.P., Berkeley, S., Bohnsack, J.A., Boulon, R., Brodeur, R. D., Brodziak, J., Crowder, L. Gleason, D. F., Hixon, M. A., Kaufman, L., Lindberg, B.L., Miller, M. L., Morgan, L and Wahle, C. (2007). Vertical Zoning in Marine Protected Areas: Ecological Considerations for Balancing Pelagic Fishing with Conservation of Benthic Communities. Fisheries, 33(12): 598-610.

  • Ainsworth, C.H. and Pitcher, T.J. (2006) Modifying Kempton’s Species Diversity Index for use with Ecosystem Simulation Models. Ecological Indicators, 6(3):623-630.

  • Ainsworth, C.H. and Pitcher, T.J. (2005) Estimating Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated catch in British Columbia’s Marine Fisheries. Fisheries Research, 75: 40-55.

  • Ainsworth, C.H. and Sumaila, U.R. (2005) Intergenerational valuation of fisheries resources can justify long-term conservation: a case study in Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua). Canadian J. of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 62: 1104-1110.

  • Sayer, M.D.J., Magill, S.H., Pitcher, T.J., Morissette, L. and Ainsworth, C.H. (2005) Simulation-Based Investigations of Fishery Changes as Influenced by the Scale and Design of Artificial Habitats. Journal of Fish Biology, 67(B): 218-243.

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