Durant JM, Hidalgo M, Rouyer T, Hjermann DØ, Ciannelli L, Eikeset AM, Yaragina NA, Stenseth NC. (In revision) Population growth across heterogeneous environments: effects of harvesting and age structure. Marine Ecology Progress Series

Ciannelli L, Fisher JAD, Skern-Mauritzen M, Hunsicker ME, Hidalgo M, Frank KT, Bailey KM. (In press) Theory, consequences and evidence of eroding population spatial structure in harvested marine fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series

Reglero P, Ciannelli L, Alvarez-Berastegui D, Balbin R, Lopez-Jurado JL, Alemany F (2012) Geographically and environmentally driven spawning distributions of tuna species in the western Mediterranean Sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 463: 273-284

Ciannelli L, Bartolino V, Chan KS (2012) Nonadditive and nonstationary properties in the spatial distribution of a large marine fish population. Proceeding Royal Society London B 279: 3635-3642

Duffy- Anderson J, Blood DM, Cheng W, Ciannelli L, Matarese AC, Sohn D, Vance TC, Vestfals C (2012) Combining field observations and modeling approaches to examine Greenland halibut (Reinharditus hippoglossoides) early life ecology in the southeastern Bering Sea. Journal of Sea Research

Hidalgo M, Rouyer T, Bartolino V, Cervino S, Ciannelli L, Massuti E, Jadaud A, Saborido-Rey F, Durant JM, Santurtun M, Pinero C, Stenseth NC (2012) Context-dependent interplays between truncated demographies and climate variation shape the population growth rate of a harvested species. Ecography 35(7): 637-649

Bartolino V, Ciannelli L, Spencer P, Wilderbauer T, Chan KS (2012) Scale-dependent depletion of natural populations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 444: 251-272

Chen K, Chan KS, Bailey KM, Ciannelli L, Aydin K (2012) A probabilistic cellular automata approach for predator-prey interactions of arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) and walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) in the eastern Bering Sea. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69(2): 259-272

Hunsicker, M, Ciannelli L, Bailey KM, Buckel J, White W., Link J, Essington T, Gaichas S, Anderson T, Brodeur RD, Chan, KS, Chen K, Englund G, Frank K, Freitas V, Hixon M, Hurst T, Johnson D, Kitchell J, Reese D, Rose G, Sjodin H, Sydeman W, van der Veer H, Vollset K, Zador, S (2011) Functional responses and scaling in marine predator-prey interactions: contemporary issues and emerging concepts Ecology Letters 14(12): 1288-1299

Auth TD, Brodeur RD, Soulen HL, Ciannelli L, and Peterson WT (2011) The response of fish larvae to decadal changes in environmental forcing factors off the Oregon coast. Fisheries Oceanography 20(4): 314-328

Laurel B, Hurst T, Ciannelli L (2011) An experimental examination of temperature interactions in the ‘match-mismatch’ hypothesis for Pacific cod larvae. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68(1), 51-61.

Bartolino V, Ciannelli L, Bacheler NM, Chan KS (2011) Ontogeny and sex disentangle density- dependent and density-independent spatiotemporal dynamics of a marine fish population Ecology 92(1), 189-200

Liu H, Ciannelli L, Decker MB, Ladd C, Chan KS (2011) Shifts in jellyfish distribution relative to large-scale climate variability in the eastern Bering Sea: a new approach to analyzing zero-inflated spatio-temporal data. Journal of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Statistics 16(2): 185- 201

Bailey KM, Ciannelli L, Hunsicker M, Rindorf A, Neuenfeldt S, Möllman C, Guichard F, and Huse G (2010) Comparative analysis of marine ecosystems: workshop on predator–prey interactions. Biology Letters 6(5), 579-581

Hurst T, Laurel B, Ciannelli L (2010) Ontogenetic patterns and temperature-dependence of growth rate in early life stages of Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus). Fishery Bulletin 108: 382-392

Sohn D, Ciannelli L, Duffy-Anderson J (2010) Distribution and drift pathways of Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) early life stages in the Bering Sea. Fisheries Oceanography 19(5): 339-353

Ciannelli L, Knutsen H, Moland E, Espeland SH, Asplin L, Jelmert A, Knutsen JA, Stenseth NC (2010) Small-scale genetic structure in a marine population in relation to water circulation and egg characteristics. Ecology 91(10): 2918-2930

Bacheler NM, Ciannelli L, Bailey KM, Duffy-Anderson JT (2010) Spatial and temporal patterns of walleye pollock spawning in the eastern Bering Sea inferred from egg and larval distributions. Fisheries Oceanography 19(2): 107-120

Brander K, Botsford L, Ciannelli L, Fogarty M, Heath M, Planque B, Shannon L, Wieland K (2010) Human impacts on marine ecosystems. In: Barange M, Field JG, Harris RP, Hofmann EE, Perry IR, Werner F (Eds) ‘Marine ecosystems and global change’. Oxford, Biology

Bacheler NM, Bailey KM, Ciannelli L, Bartolino V, Chan KS (2009) Density-dependent, landscape, and climate effects on spawning distribution of walleye pollock Theragra chalcogramma. Marine Ecology Progress Series 391: 1-12 (Feature article)

Hidalgo M, Massutí E, Guijarro B, Moranta J, Ciannelli L, Lloret J, Oliver P, Stenseth NC (2009) Population effects and life-history traits changes under phase transitions induced by long-term fishery harvesting: European hake off the Balearic Islands. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 66 (8): 1355-1370

Llope M, Chan KS, Ciannelli L, Reid PC, Stige LC, Stenseth NC (2009) Effects of environmental conditions on the seasonal distribution of phytoplankton biomass in the North Sea. Limnology & Oceanography 54(2): 512-524

Brodeur RD, Decker MB, Ciannelli L, Purcell JE, Bond NA, Stabeno PJ, Acuna E, Hunt GL Jr (2008) Rise and fall of jellyfish in the eastern Bering Sea in relation to climate regime shifts. Progress in Oceanography 77:103–111

Ciannelli L, Fauchald P, Chan KS, Agostini VN, Dingsør GE. (2008) Spatial fisheries ecology: recent progress and future prospects. Journal of Marine Systems. 71: 223–236

Litzow, M., Ciannelli L. (2007) Oscillating trophic control induces community reorganization in a marine ecosystem. Ecology Letters 10: 1124–1134

Ciannelli L, Bailey K, Chan KS, Stenseth NC (2007) Phenological and geographical patterns of walleye pollock spawning in the Gulf of Alaska. Canadian Journal of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences 64:713-722

Ciannelli L, Dingsør G, Bogstad B, Ottersen G, Chan KS, Gjøsæter H, Stiansen JE, Stenseth NC. (2007) Spatial anatomy of species survival rates: effects of predation and climate-driven environmental variability. Ecology 88: 635-646

Dingsør G, Ciannelli L, Chan KS, Ottersen G, Stenseth NC. (2007) Density dependence and density independence during the early life stages of four marine fish stocks. Ecology 88: 625-634

Knutsen H, Olsen EM, Ciannelli L, Espeland S, Knutsen JA, Simonsen JH,Skreslet S, Stenseth NC. (2007) Egg distribution, bottom topography and small-scale population structure in a coastal marine system. Marine Ecology Progress Series 333: 249-255

Stige L.C., Stave J., Chan K.-S., Ciannelli L., Pettorelli N., Glantz M., Herren H. R. & Stenseth N. C. (2006) The effect of climate variation on agro-pastoral production in Africa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 103: 3049-3053.

Stenseth N.C., Llope M., Anadón R., Ciannelli L., Chan K.S., Hjermann D.Ø., Bagøien E., Ottersen G. (2006) Seasonal plankton dynamics along an off-coast gradient. Proceedings of the Royal London Society B, 273: 2831-2838.

Bailey K.M., Ciannelli L., Bond N.A., Belgrano A., and Stenseth N.C. (2005) Recruitment of walleye pollock in a complex physical and biological ecosystem: a new perspective. Progress in Oceanography 67: 24-42

Ciannelli L., Chan K.S., Bailey K.M., Belgrano A. and N.C. Stenseth. (2005) Climate change causing phase transitions of walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) recruitment dynamics. Proceedings of the Royal London Society B 272: 1735-1743

Ciannelli L., Hjermann D.Ø., Lehodey P., Ottersen G., Duffy-Anderson J.T. and N.C. Stenseth. (2005) Climate forcing, food web structure and community dynamics in pelagic marine ecosystems.
Invited chapter in: ‘Aquatic Food Webs: an ecosystem approach’. Belgrano A., Scharler U., Dunne J., and R. Ulanowicz (Editors). Oxford University Press. Pp 143-169

Porter S.M, Ciannelli L., Hillgruber N., Bailey K.M., Chan K.S., Canino M.F., Haldorson L.J. (2005) Analysis of factors influencing larval walleye pollock Theragra chalcogramma feeding in Alaskan waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series 302: 207-217

Swartzman G., Winter A., Coyle K., Brodeur R, Buckley T., Ciannelli L., Hunt H., Ianelli J., and A. Macklin. (2005) Relationship of age-0 pollock abundance and distribution around the Pribilof Islands, to other shelf regions of the eastern Bering Sea. Fisheries Research 74 (1-3): 273-287

Duffy-Anderson J.T., Bailey K., Ciannelli L., Cury P., Belgrano A. and Stenseth N.C. (2005) Phase- transitions in marine fish recruitment processes. Ecological Complexity 2: 205-218

Winter A., Swartzman G. and Ciannelli L. (2005) Early- to late-summer population growth and prey consumption by age-0 pollock, in two years of contrasting pollock abundance near the Pribilof Islands, Bering Sea. Fisheries Oceanography 14(4): 207-320

Ciannelli L., and Bailey K.M. Landscape dynamics and underlying species interactions: the cod- capelin system in the Bering Sea. (2005) Marine Ecology Progress Series 291: 227-236

Ciannelli L., Chan K.S., Bailey K.M., and N.C. Stenseth. (2004) Nonadditive effects of the environment on the survival of a large marine fish population. Ecology 85(12): 3418-3427

Ciannelli, L., Brodeur, R.D., and J.M. Napp. (2004) Foraging impact of age-0 walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) around a frontal structure in the southeast Bering Sea. Marine Biology 144: 515-526.

Ciannelli, L., Robson, B.W., Francis, R.C., Aydin, K., and R.D. Brodeur. (2004) Boundaries of open marine ecosystems: an application to the Pribilof Archipelago, southeast Bering Sea. Ecological Applications14: 942-953

Duffy-Anderson, J.T., Ciannelli, L., Honkalehto, T., Bailey, K. M., Sogard, S.M., Springer, A.M., and T.W. Buckley (2003). Distribution of Age-1 and Age-2 Walleye Pollock in the Gulf of Alaska and Eastern Bering Sea: Sources of Variation and Implications for Higher Trophic Levels. P. 381- 394. ‘The Big Fish Bang’ Proceedings of the 23rd Larval Fish Conference, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen

Bailey, K.M., Ciannelli, L., and V.N. Agostini. (2003) Complexity and constraints combined in hybrid models of recruitment. P. 293-302. ‘The Big Fish Bang’ Proceedings of the 23rd Larval Fish Conference, Institute of Marine Research, Bergen

Ciannelli, L., Paul, A.J., and R.D. Brodeur (2002) Regional, interannual, and size-related variation of age-0 walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) whole body energy content around the Pribilof Islands, Bering Sea. Journal of Fish Biology 60:1267-1279

Ciannelli, L., Brodeur, R.D., Swartzman, G.L., and S. Salo. (2002) Physical and biological factors influencing the spatial distribution of age-0 walleye wollock (Theragra chalcogramma) around the Pribilof Islands, Bering Sea. Deep Sea Research II 49: 6109-6126

Ciannelli, L. (2002) Effects of spatial variability, associated with a frontal structure, on predictions of age-0 walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) growth around the Pribilof Islands, Bering Sea. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Sciences 55: 151-165

Duffy-Anderson, J.T., Bailey, K.M., and L. Ciannelli. (2002) Consequences of a superabundance of larval walleye pollock, Theragra chalcogramma, in the Gulf of Alaska in 1981. Marine Ecology Progress Series 243: 179-190

Swartzman G.L., Napp, J., Brodeur, R., Winter A., and Ciannelli, L.. (2002) Spatial patterns of pollock and zooplankton distribution in the Pribilof Islands, Alaska nursery area and their relationship to pollock recruitment. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences 59: 1167-1186

Brodeur R.D., Wilson M.T., Ciannelli L., Doyle M., and J.M. Napp. (2002) Interannual and regional variability in distribution and ecology of juvenile pollock and their prey in frontal systems of the Bering Sea. Deep Sea Research II 49:6051-6067

Brodeur, R.D., Wilson, M.T., and L. Ciannelli. (2000). Spatial and temporal variability in feeding and condition of age-0 walleye pollock in frontal regions of the Bering Sea. 1997. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 57: 256-264

Schabetsberger, R., Brodeur, R.D., Ciannelli, L., Napp, J.M., and G.L. Swartzman. (2000) Diel vertical migration and interaction of zooplankton and juvenile walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma) at a frontal region near Pribilof Islands, Bering Sea. ICES Journal of Marine Science 57:1283-1295

Ciannelli, L., Brodeur, R.D. and T.W., Buckley. (1998) Development and application of a bioenergetics model for juvenile walleye pollock. Journal of Fish Biology. 52: 879-898

Ciannelli, L. (1997) Winter dormancy in the pacific sand lance Ammodytes hexapterus in relation to gut evacuation time. Proceedings of Forage Fishes in Marine Ecosystem. Alaska Sea Grant College Program, AK-SG-97-01: 95-104

Ciannelli, L., and R.D. Brodeur. (1997) Bioenergetics estimation of juvenile pollock food consumption in the Gulf of Alaska. Proceedings of Forage Fishes in Marine Ecosystem. Alaska Sea Grant College Program, AK-SG-97-01: 71-75


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*Neidetcher S (2012) Implementation of a gross anatomical maturity key for the study of spawning phenology and geography of Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus). Pp. 116

*Phillips AJ (2012) Long-term albacore (Thunnus alalunga) spatio-temporal association with environmental variability in the northeastern Pacific. MS thesis, Oregon State University, pp 154

Amer M., Bilgazyev E, Todorovic S, Kakadiaris I, Shah S., Ciannelli L. 2011. Fine-grained categorization of events in underwater videos by tracking fish. Technical Report: TP-OSU-CS- 20110615 Proceedings of IEEE 13th International Conference on Computer Vision, Workshop on Video Event Categorization, Tagging and Retrieval for Real-World Applications. Pp. 8

*Ireland, R. (2010) The distribution and aggregation of Chinook salmon stocks on the Oregon Shelf as indicated by the commercial catch and genetics

*Sohn, D. (2009) Ecology of Greenland halibut (Reinhardtius hippoglossoides) during the early life stages in the eastern Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. MS thesis, Oregon State University, pp 79

*Barr, M.C. (2009) Are there Two Subgroups of Albacore, Thunnus alalunga, in the North Pacific? Evidence from Variability in Catch, Seasonal Migrations, and Length Composition for Two Subgroups in the Coastal Fishery of North America. MS thesis, Oregon State University, pp 134

Ciannelli, L. (2002) Cross-scale analysis of the Pribilof Archipelago ecosystem, southeast Bering Sea, with a focus on age-0 walleye pollock, Theragra chalcogramma. Ph.D. Thesis. University of Washington, pp 192.

Ciannelli, L. (1993) Comportamento trofico di Dexamine spinosa (Montagu 1813) (Crustacea, Amphipoda) in praterie a Posidonia oceanica dell’isola d’Ischia, Golfo di Napoli (Italia). Tesi di Laurea. Universita’ degli Studi di Napoli, pp 210.