Andrew Bakun

Andrew Bakun

Professor, Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society

University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149

E Gros 212

Tel: 305.421.4986

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Physical-biological interaction in the ocean. Environmental effects on the population dynamics of exploted fish populations. Role of small pelagic fishes in upwelling ecosystems. Effects of climate variability on marine ecosystems and populations. Rapidly-evolving adaptive responses mechanisms acting at the population level. Design of effective multidisciplinary fisheries—environment research approaches.

Bakun, A., B.A. Black, S.J. Bograd, M. García-Reyes, A.J. Miller, R.R. Rykaczewski, W.J. Sydeman. (2015) Anticipated early effects of climate change on coastal upwelling ecosystems. Current Climate Change Reports, 1: 85-93.

Bakun, A. (2014) Active opportunist species as potential diagnostic markers for comparative tracking of complex marine ecosystem responses to global trends. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 71: 2281-2292. 

Bakun A. (2013) Ocean eddies, predator pits and bluefin tuna: implications of an inferred ‘low risk-limited payoff’ reproductive scheme of a (former) archetypical top predator. Fish and Fisheries, 14: 424-438. 

Patterns in the Ocean (PDF)

Bakun, A., D.B. Field, A. Redondo-Rodriguez, S.J. Weeks. (2010) Greenhouse gas, upwelling-favorable winds, and the future of coastal ocean upwelling ecosystems. Global Change Biology, 16: 1213-1228.

Bakun, A. 2010. The Oxygen Constraint. pp. 11-23,In: Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries: A Global Perspective (eds. V. Christensen and J. Maclean), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.

Bakun, A. (2010) Linking climate to population variability in marine ecosystems characterized by nonsimple dynamics: Conceptual templates and schematic constructs. Journal of Marine Systems, 79: 361-373.

Alheit, J. and A. Bakun (2010) Population synchronies within and between ocean basins: apparent teleconnections and implications as to physical-biological linkage mechanisms. Journal of Marine Systems, 79: 267-285.

Overland, J., Alheit J, Bakun A., Hurrell J, Mackas, D., Miller A. (2010) Climatic forcing of marine eosystem processes. Journal of Marine Systems, 79: 305-315.

Weeks, S.J., A. Bakun, C. Steinberg, R. Brinkman and O. Hoegh-Guldberg. 2010. The Capricorn Eddy: a prominent driver of the ecology and future of the southern Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs, 29: 975-985.

Bakun, A., E.A. Babcock, S. Lluch-Cota, C. Santora and C.J. Salvadeo (2009) Issues of ecosystem-based management of forage fisheries in “open” non-stationary ecosystems: The example of the sardine fishery in the Gulf of California. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 20: 9-29.

Bakun, A., E. A. Babcock and C. Santora (2009) Regulating a complex adaptive system via actions at its was p-waist: grappling with ecosystem-based management of the New England herring fishery. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 66: 1768-1775.

Richardson, A.J., A. Bakun, G.C. Hays and M.J. Gibbons (2009) The jellyfish joyride: causes, consequences and management responses to a more gelatinous future. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 24(6): 312-322.

Bakun, A. (2009) Research challenges in the twenty-first century. pp. 300-311, in Checkley, D., Alheit, J., Oozeki, Y., Roy, C. (eds.) Climate Change and Small Pelagic Fish. Cambridge University Press. (ISBN-13: 9780521884822)

Alheit, J. and A. Bakun (2009) History of international co-operation in research. pp. 1-5, in Checkley, D., Alheit, J., Oozeki, Y., Roy, C. (eds.) Climate Change and Small Pelagic Fish. Cambridge University Press. (ISBN-13: 9780521884822)

Checkley, D., A. Bakun, M. A. Barange, L. R. Castro, P. Freon, R. Guevara-Carrasco, S. F. Herrick, Jr., A. D. MacCall, R. Ommer, Y. Oozeki, C. Roy, L. Shannon and C. D. van der Lingen (2009) Synthesis and perspective. pp. 345-360, in Checkley, D., Alheit, J., Oozeki, Y., Roy, C. (eds.) Climate Change and Small Pelagic Fish. Cambridge University Press. (ISBN-13: 9780521884822)

Bakun, A. and S.J. Weeks (2008) The marine ecosystem off Peru: What are the secrets of its Þshery productivity and what might its future hold? Progress in Oceanography 79: 290–299.

Weeks, S.J, A. Bakun, G.C. Feldman and O. Hoegh-Guldberg (2008) Improved predictions of coral bleaching using seasonal baselines and higher spatial resolution. Limnology and Oceanography, 53(4): 1369-1375.

Agostini, V.N., A. Bakun and R.C. Francis (2007) Larval stage controls on sardine recruitment variability: high zooplankton abundance linked to poor reproductive success. Marine Ecology Progress Series 345: 237-244.

Bakun, A. and S.J. Weeks (2006) Adverse feedback sequences in exploited marine ecosystems: Are deliberate interruptive actions warranted? Fish and Fisheries 7: 316-333.

Bakun, A. (2006) Fronts and eddies as key structures in the habitat of marine fish larvae: Opportunity, adaptive response and competitive advantage. Scientia Marina 70 (S2): 105-122.

Bakun, A. (2006) Wasp-waist populations and marine ecosystem dynamics: navigating the “predator pit” topographies. Progress in Oceanography 68: 271-288.

Pauly, D., J. Alder, (“Coordinating Lead Authors”), A. Bakun, S. Heileman, K.-H. Kock, P. Mace, W. Perrin, K. Stergiou, U. R. Sumaila, M. Verrios, K. Freire and Y. Sadovy (“Lead Authors”), V. Christensen, K. Kaschner, M.-L. Palomares, P. Tyedmers, C. Wabnitz, R. Watson,and B. Worm (“Contributing Lead Authors”) (2005) Chapter 18: Marine Fisheries Systems. pp. 477-511. In: Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Current State and Trends. Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

Bakun, A. (2005) Regime Shifts, Ch. 25, pp. 971-1026 in The Sea, vol.13, Robinson, A.R. & Brink, K. (eds.) Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Bakun, A. (2005) Seeking an expanded suite of management tools: implications of rapidly-evolving adaptive response mechanisms (e.g., “school-mix feedback”). Bulletin of Marine Science 76: 463-483.

E. K. Pikitch, C. Santora, E. A. Babcock, A. Bakun, R. Bonfil, D. O. Conover, P. Dayton, P. Doukakis, D. Fluharty, B. Heneman, E. D. Houde, J. Link, P. A. Livingston, M. Mangel, M. K. McAllister, J. Pope, and K. J. Sainsbury. 2004. Ecosystem-Based Fishery Management. Science 305: 346-347.

Bakun, A. and S.J. Weeks. 2004. Greenhouse gas buildup, sardines, submarine eruptions, and the possibility of abrupt degradation of intense marine upwelling ecosystems. Ecology Letters 7: 1015-1023.

Weeks S.J., B. Currie, A. Bakun and K.R. Peard. 2004. Hydrogen sulphide eruptions in the Atlantic Ocean off southern Africa: Implications of a new view based on SeaWiFS satellite imagery. Deep-Sea Research I 51: 153-172.

Bakun, A., and K. Broad. 2003. Environmental loopholes and fish population dynamics: comparative pattern recognition with particular focus on El Niño effects in the Pacific. Fisheries Oceanography 12: 458-473.

Weeks, S.J., B. Currie and A. Bakun. 2002. Massive emissions of toxic gas in the Atlantic. Nature 415: 493-494.

Agostini, V.N. and A. Bakun. 2002. "Ocean Triads" in the Mediterranean Sea: Physical mechanisms potentially structuring reproductive habitat suitability (example application to European anchovy, Engraulis encrasicolus). Fisheries Oceanography 11: 129-142.

Bakun, A. and Broad, K. (eds.) 2002. Climate and Fisheries: Interacting Paradigms, Scales and Policy Approaches. International Research Institute for Climate Prediction. Columbia University. Palisades, New York. 67 pp.

Bakun, A. 2001. ‘School-mix feedback’: a different way to think about low frequency variability in large mobile fish populations. Progress in Oceanography 49: 485-511.

Bakun, A. and V. N. Agostini. 2001. Seasonal patterns of wind-driven upwelling/downwelling in the Mediterranean Sea. Scientia Marina 65: 243-257.

Cury P., A. Bakun, R.J.M. Crawford, A Jarre-Teichmann, R. A. Quiñones, L.J. Shannon, H. M. Verheye. 2000. Small pelagics in upwelling systems: patterns of interaction and structural changes in “wasp-waist” ecosystems. ICES Journal of Marine Science 57: 603-618.

Bakun, A. 1999. A dynamical scenario for simultaneous "regime-scale" marine population shifts in widely separated large marine ecosystems of the Pacific. pp. 2-26. In: K. Sherman and Q. Tang (eds.) Large Marine Ecosystems of the Pacific Rim: Assessment, Sustainability and Management. Blackwell Science Inc. Malden, Massachusetts. 465 pp.

Bakun, A. and P. Cury. 1999. The "school trap": a mechanism promoting large-amplitude out-of-phase population oscillations of small pelagic fish species. Ecology Letters 2: 349-351.

Bakun, A., J. Csirke, D. Lluch-Belda and R. Steer-Ruiz. 1999. The Pacific Central American Coastal LME. pp. 268-280. In: K. Sherman and Q. Tang (eds.) Large Marine Ecosystems of the Pacific Rim: Assessment, Sustainability and Management. Blackwell Science Inc. Malden, Massachusetts. 465 pp.

Schwartzlose, R.A., J. Alheit, A.Bakun, T. Baumgartner, R. Cloete, R.J.M.Crawford, W.J. Fletcher, Y. Green-Ruiz, E. Hagen, T. Kawasaki, D. Lluch-Belda, S.E. Lluch-Cota, A.D.MacCall, Y.Matsuura, M.O. Nevares-Martinez, R.H.Parrish,C. Roy, R.Serra,K.V. Shust, N.M.Ward and J.Z. Zuzunaga. 1999. Worldwide large-scale fluctuations of sardine and anchovy populations. South African Journal of Marine Sience 21: 289-347.

Bakun, A. 1998. Ocean Triads and Radical Interdecadal Stock Variability: Bane and Boon for Fishery Management Science. pp. 331-358. In: T.J. Pitcher, P.J.B. Hart and D. Pauly (eds.) Reinventing Fisheries Management. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Bakun, A., and J. Csirke. 1998. Chapter 6 - Environmental processes and recruitment variability. pp. 105-124. In: P.G. Rodehouse, E.G. Dawe, and R.K. O'Dor (eds.) Squid Recruitment Dynamics: Influences on Variability Within The Genus Illex. as a Model, the Commercial llex. Species and Influences on Variability. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper #376.

Bakun, A., C. Roy and S. Lluch-Cota. 1998. Coastal upwelling and other processes regulating ecosystem productivity and fish production in the western Indian Ocean. pp. 103-141. In: E. Okemwa, M. Ntiba, and K. Sherman (eds.) Large Marine Ecosystems of the Indian Ocean: Assessment, Sustainability, and Management. Blackwell Science Inc. Malden, Massachusetts.

Bakun, A. 1996. Patterns in the Ocean: Ocean Processes and Marine Population Dynamics. University of California Sea Grant, San Diego, California, USA, in cooperation with Centro de Investigaciones Biol—gicas de Noroeste, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. 323 pp.

Caddy, J.F. and A. Bakun. 1995. Marine catchment basins and anthropogenic effects on coastal fishery ecosystems. p. 119-133. In: Effects of riverine inputs on coastal ecosystems and fisheries resources. FAO Fisheries Technical Paper #349. FAO, Rome.

Bakun, A. 1995. Global climate variations and potential impacts on the Gulf of Guinea sardinella fishery. pp. 60 -84. In: F.X. Bard and K.A. Korentang (eds.) Dynamics and Use of Sardinella Resources from Upwelling off Ghana and Ivory Coast. ORSTOM Editions. Paris. 438 pp.

Bakun, A. 1995. A dynamical scenario for simultaneous "regime-scale" marine population shifts in widely separated LMEs of the Pacific. pp. 47-72. In K. Sherman and Q. Tang (eds.) The Large Marine Ecosystems of the Pacific Rim. IUCN, The World Conservation Union, Gland, Switzerland. 168 pp.

Cury, P., C. Roy, R. Mendelssohn, A. Bakun, D.M. Husby, and R.H. Parrish. 1995. Moderate is better: nonlinear climatic effect on California anchovy (Engraulis mordax). pp. 417-424. In: R.J. Beamish (ed.). Climate Change and Northern Fish Populations. Canadian Special Publication in Fisheries and Aquatic Science 121: 739 pp.

Caddy, J.F. and A. Bakun. 1994. A tentative classification of coastal marine ecosystems based on dominant processes of nutrient supply. Ocean and Coastal Management, 23: 201-211.

Bakun, A. 1993. The California Current, Benguela Current, and Southwestern Atlantic Shelf Ecosystems: A comparative approach to identifying factors regulating biomass yields. p. 199-224. In Large Marine Ecosystems —Stress, Mitigation, and Sustainability. K. Sherman, L. M. Alexander, and B. Gold (eds.). American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Fraga, S., and A. Bakun. 1993. Climate change and harmful algal blooms: The example of Gymnodinium catenatum on the Galician Coast. pp. 59-65. In: T.J. Smayda abd Y. Shimizu (eds.) Toxic Phytoplankton Blooms in the Sea. Elsevier Science Publishers, New York.

Bakun, A. 1992. Global greenhouse effects, multi-decadal wind trends and potential impacts on coastal pelagic fish populations. ICES Marine Science Symposia 195: 316-325.

Bakun, A. and C.S. Nelson. 1991. Wind stress curl in subtropical eastern boundary current regions. Journal of Physical Oceanography 21: 1815-1834.

Bakun, A. and R.H. Parrish. 1991. Comparative studies of coastal pelagic fish reproductive habitats: the anchovy (Engraulis anchoita) of the southwestern Atlantic. ICES Journal of Marine Sciience 48: 343 -361.

Bakun, A. 1990. Global climate change and intensification of coastal ocean upwelling. Science, 247: 198-201.

Bakun, A. and R.H. Parrish. 1990. Comparative studies of coastal pelagic fish reproductive habitats: the Brazilian sardine (Sardinella aunta). J. Cons. Explor. Mer. 46: 269-283.

Bakun, A. 1989. Mechanisms for density-dependent growth of anchoveta: alternatives to impact on the regional-scale food supply. pp. 235-243. In D. Pauly, P. Muck, J. Mendo and 1. Tsukayama (eds.).The Peruvian Upwelling Ecosystem: Dynamics and Interactions. International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), Manila. 438 pp.

Bakun, A. and R. Mendelssohn. 1989. Alongshore wind stress 1953-82: correction, reconciliation and update through 1986. pp. 77-81. In: D. Pauly, P. Muck, J. Mendo and I. Tsukayama (eds.). The Peruvian Upwelling Ecosystem: Dynamics and Interactions. International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), Manila. 438 pp.

Bakun, A. 1989. L'ocean et la variabilité des populations marines. pp. 155-187. In: J.P. Troadec (ed.), L'Homme et les ƒcosystems Halieutiques. Institut Franais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER), Paris.

Bakun, A. 1989. Recruitment in fishery resources and its relation to environment: Accessible pathways to greater insight. pp. 25-34. In: Memorias del Simposio International de los Recursos Vivos y las Pesquerias en el Pacifico Sudeste, Viña del Mar, Chile, 9-13 mayo, 1988. Rev, Pacifico Sur (Nœmero Especial). Comision Permanente del Pacifico Sur (CPPS).

Bakun, A. 1987. Monthly variability in the ocean habitat off Peru as deduced from maritime observations, 1953-84. pp. 46-74. In: D. Pauly and I. Tsukayama (eds.) The Peruvian Anchoveta and Its Upwelling Ecosystem: Three Decades of Change. International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management (ICLARM), Manila. 351pp.

Bakun, A. 1986. Local retention of planktonic early life stages in tropical reef/bank demersal systems: the role of vertically-structured hydrodynamic processes. pp. 15-32. In: D.Pauly and A. Yañez-Arancibia (eds.) IOC/FAO Workshop on Recruitment in Tropical Coastal Demersal Communities. IOC Workshop Report 40 (Supplement). UNESCO, Paris. 323pp.

Bakun, A. 1985. Comparative studies and the recruitment problem: Searching for generalizations. CalCOFI Reports 26: 30-40.

Parrish, R.H., A. Bakun, D.M. Husby, and C.S. Nelson. 1983. Comparative climatology of selected environmental processes in relation to eastern boundary current pelagic fish reproduction. pp. 731-778. In: G.D. Sharp and J. Csirke (eds.) Proceedings of the Expert Consultation to Examine Changes in Abundance and Species Composition of Neritic Fish Resources. FAO Fisheries Report #291 (2,3).1224pp.

Bakun, A. and R.H. Parrish. 1982. Turbulence, transport, and pelagic fish in the Califomia and Peru Current systems. CalCOFI Reports 23: 99-112.

Bakun, A., J. Beyer, D. Pauly, J.G. Pope, and G.D. Sharp. 1982. Ocean sciences in relation to living resources. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 39:1059-1070.

Parrish, R.H., C.S. Nelson, and A. Bakun. 1981. Transport mechanisms and reproductive success of fishes in the California Current. Biological Oceanography 1: 175-203.

Bakun, A., and R.H. Parrish. 1980. Environmental inputs to fishery population models for eastern boundary current regions. pp. 67-104. In: G.D. Sharp (ed.) Workshop on the Effects of Environmental Variation on the survival of Larval Pelagic Fishes, Lima, Peru, 20Apr. - 5 May, 1980. IOC Workshop Report #28: 323pp.

Bakun, A. 1978. Guinea Current upwelling. Nature 271: 147-150.

Bakun, A. and C.S. Nelson. 1977. Climatology of upwelling related processes off Baja California. CalCOFI Reports 19: 107-127.

Wooster, W.S., A. Bakun, and D.R. McLain. 1976. The seasonal upwelling cycle along the eastem boundary of the North Atlantic. Journal of Marine Research 34:131-141.

Bakun, A. 1975. Daily and weekly upwelling indices, west coast of North America, 1967-73. U.S. Dept. of Commerce NOAA Technical Report NMFS Special Scientific Report, Fisheries #693. 114pp.

Bakun, A., D.R. McLain, and F.V. Mayo. 1974. The mean annual cycle of coastal upwelling off western North America as observed from surface measurements. Fisheries Bulletin 72: 843-844.

Bakun, A. 1973. Coastal upwelling indices, west coast of North America, 1946-71. U.S. Dept. of Commerce NOAA Technical Report NMFS Special Scientific Report, Fisheries #671. 103pp.

Ryther, J.H., J.R. Hall, A.K. Pease, A. Bakun, and M.M. Jones. 1966. Primary organic production in relation to the chemistry and hydrography of the western Indian Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography 11: 371-380.

  • MBF 610 — Physical Environment of Marine Organisms

  • RSM565 — Fisheries Ecology and Oceanography

  • MSC 364 — Life in Moving Fluids

  • MSC 301 — Physical Oceanography (Saltwater Semester Program)

  • MSC 351 – Physical-Biological Interactions in Ocean Ecosystems I

  • MSC 352 – Physical-Biological Interactions in Ocean Ecosystems II

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