Publications and Reports

— Zuercher, R., Kochan, D., Brumbaugh, R.D., Freeman, K., Layko, R., and Harborne, A.R. Identifying the drivers of coral-reef fish biomass in the Florida Keys to assess potential management actions. In press at Aquatic Conservation. 

Zuercher, R., Kochan, D., Harborne, A.R. Environmental factors influence on the biomass of parrotfishes (Scaridae) in the absence of targeted fishing on coral reefs in Florida, USA. In review at Coral Reefs. 

Zuercher R, N Ban, W Flannery, AD Guerry, BS Halpern, RA Magris, SL Mahajan, N Motzer, AK Spalding, V Stelzenmüller, JG Kramer. Exploring the potential of theory-based evaluation to strengthen marine spatial planning practice. In revision for Ocean & Coastal Management. 

— Kochan, D., Mitchell, M., Zuercher, R., Harborne, A. Winners and losers of reef flattening: A trait-based assessment of coral reef fishes. In review at Oikos. 

Jacob C, Diederichsen SD, Fullbrook L, Lombard A, Rees S, Snow B, Rivers N, Strand M, Zuercher R, Niner HJ. Social capacity for equitable and sustainable marine governance. Marine Policy 149. PDF

Zuercher, R., Ban, N.C., Flannery, W., Guerry, A.D., Halpern, B.S., Magris, R.A., Mahajan, S.L., Motzer, N., Spalding, A.K., Stelzenmueller, V., Kramer, J.G. 2022. Enabling conditions for effective marine spatial planning. Marine Policy 141:105141. PDF

Zuercher, R., Motzer, N.M., Magris, R.A., Flannery, W. 2022. Narrowing the gap between marine spatial planning aspirations and realities. ICES Journal of Marine Science 0:1-9. PDF

Zuercher, R. 2021. Pelagic-benthic coupling in kelp forests of central California. Marine Ecology Progress Series 682:79-96. PDF 

Zuercher, R., Kliever, R.G., and Cailliet, G.M. 2019. Life history of the deep-water persimmon eelpout (Eucryphycus californicus, family: Zoarcidae), and its use of drift vegetation as an ecological subsidy. Environmental Biology of Fishes. doi: 10.1007/s10641-019-00896-1. PDF

Zuercher, R. and Galloway, A.W.E. 2019. Coastal marine ecosystem connectivity: pelagic ocean to kelp forest subsidies. Ecosphere. 10(2):e02602. 10.1002/ecs2.2602. PDF

Zuercher, R. 2018. Social and ecological connectivity in kelp forest ecosystems. Dissertation. University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. PDF

Hughes, B.B., Beas-Luna, R. et al (including Zuercher, R.). 2017. Long-term ecological studies contribute disproportionately to advancing the science and informing policy. Bioscience 67(3). PDF

Van der Sleen, P., Dzaugis, M.P., Gentry, C., Hall, W.P., Hamilton, V., Helser, T.E., Matta, M.E., Underwood, C.A., Zuercher, R., Black, B.A. 2016. Long-term Bering Sea environmental variability revealed by a centennial-length biochronology of Pacific ocean perch Sebastes alutus. Climate Research 71 (1): 33-45. PDF

Aguilera, S.E., Cole, J., Finkbeiner, E.M., Le Cornu, E., Ban, N.C., Carr, M.H., Cinner, J.E., Crowder, L.B., Gelcich, S., Hicks, C.C., Kittinger, J.N., Martone, R., Malone, D., Pomeroy, C., Starr, R.M., Seram, S., Zuercher, R., Broad, K. (2015) Managing small-scale commercial fisheries for adaptive capacity: Insights from dynamic social-ecological drivers of change in Monterey Bay. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0118992. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118992. PDF

Saporito, RA, R. Zuercher, M. Roberts, KG. Gerow, and MA. Donnelly. 2007. Experimental evidence for aposematism in the dendrobatid poison frog Oophaga pumilioCopeia 25:1006–1011. PDF

Zuercher, R, S. Steiner. 2005. Rapid Assessment of Stony Coral Community Structure in Dominica, West Indies. Atlantic Gulf Rapid Reef Assessment (AGRRA) Protocol v. 4.0 First Implementation in the Commonwealth of Dominica: 17-31. PDF

Zuercher, R. 2010. CNMI Section 309 Assessment and Strategy Report 2011-2015.  NOAA Coastal Zone Management Program.