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*Li, Y., R. Ji, S. Jenouvrier, M. Jin, and J. Stroeve, 2016. Synchronicity between ice retreat and phytoplankton bloom in circum-Antarctic polynyas, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2016gl067937.

*Jones, BT and Solow, A and Ji, R, 2016. Resource allocation for Lagrangian tracking. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology. Accepted
Jin, M., Popova, E. E., Zhang, J., Ji, R., Pendleton, D., Varpe, Ø., … Lee, Y. J. 2016. Ecosystem model intercomparison of under-ice and total primary production in the Arctic Ocean. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121(1), 934–948.

Friedland, K. D., Record, N. R., Asch, R. G., Kristiansen, T., Saba, V. S., Drinkwater, K. F., … Ji, R. 2016. Seasonal phytoplankton blooms in the North Atlantic linked to the overwintering strategies of copepods. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene, 4, 000099.


Sathyendranath, S., R. Ji, and H. I. Browman, 2015. Introduction to the Themed Section: ‘Revisiting Sverdrup’s Critical Depth Hypothesis’.  ICES Journal of Marine Science, 72(6), 1892–1896. doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv110.  (Editor for the special issue).

*Li, Y., P. S. Fratantoni, C. Chen, J. A. Hare, Y. Sun, andR. C. Beardsley, R. Ji, 2015. Spatio-temporal patterns of stratification on the Northwest Atlantic shelf, Progress in Oceanography, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2015.01.003


Friedland, K. D., R. T. Leaf, J. Kane, D. Tommasi, R. G. Asch, N. Rebuck, R. Ji, S. I. Large, C. Stock, V. S. Saba, 2014. Spring Bloom Dynamics and Zooplankton Biomass Response on the US Northeast Continental Shelf. Continental Shelf Research 102:47-61

Llopiz, J.K., R.K. Cowen, M.J. Hauff, R. Ji, P.L. Munday, B.A. Muhling, M.A. Peck, D.E. Richardson, S. Sogard, and S. Sponaugle. 2014. Early life history and fisheries oceanography: New questions in a changing world. Oceanography 27(4):26–41,

Petrik, C.M.  R. Ji, C. Davis, 2014.  Interannual differences in larval haddock survival: hypothesis testing with a 3D biophysical model of Georges Bank.   Fisheries Oceanography, 23(6): 521-553.

Runge, J.A., R. Ji, C. Thompson, N. Record, F. Maps, C. Chen, J. Salisbury, D. Vandemark, 2014. Persistence of Calanus finmarchicus in the western Gulf of Maine under strong environmental forcing. Journal of Plankton Research, DOI: 10.1093/plankt/fbu098.

*Li, Y., R. Ji, P. S. Fratantoni, C. Chen, J. A. Hare, C. S. Davis, and R. C. Beardsley (2014), Wind-induced interannual variability of sea level slope, along-shelf flow, and surface salinity on the Northwest Atlantic shelf, J. Geophys. Res. Oceans, doi:10.1002/2013JC009385.

Tian, R., C. Chen, J. Qi, R. Ji, R. C. Beardsley and C. S. Davis, 2014. Model Study of Nutrient and Phytoplankton Dynamics in the Gulf of Maine: Patterns and Drivers for Seasonal and Interannual Variability.  ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, 10.1093/icesjms/fsu090. 72(2): 388-402

Bi, H., R. Ji, H. Liu, Y.-H. Jo, and J. A. Hare, 2014. Decadal Changes in Zooplankton of the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf, PLoS ONE, 9(1), e87720, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087720.

Li, Y., X. Chen, C. Chen, J. Ge, R. Ji, R. Tian, P. Xue, and L. Xu, 2014. Dispersal and survival of chub mackerel (Scomber Japonicus) larvae in the East China Sea, Ecological Modelling, 283, 70–84, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.03.016.

Chen, C., Z. Lai, R. C. Beardsley, J. Sasaki, J. Lin, H. Lin, R. Ji, and Y. Sun, 2014. The March 11, 2011 Tōhoku M9.0 earthquake-induced tsunami and coastal inundation along the Japanese coast: A model assessment, Progress in Oceanography, 123, 84–104, doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2014.01.002.


Ji, R., M. Jin, Ø. Varpe, 2013. Sea ice phenology and timing of primary production pulses in the Arctic Ocean. Global Change Biology, DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12074. PDF

Batchelder, H., K. Daly, C. Davis, R. Ji, M. Ohman, W. Peterson, and J. Runge, 2013. Climate Impacts on Zooplankton Population Dynamics in Coastal Marine Ecosystems, Oceanography, 26(4), 34–51, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2013.74.

Lai, Z., C. Chen, R.C. Beardsley, H. Lin, R. Ji, J. Sasaki and J. Lin, 2013. Initial spread of 137Cs over the shelf of Japan: a study using the high-resolution global-coastal nesting ocean model, Biogeosciences. 10, 5439–5449. (Contribution: Co-PI of the project; Participated in initial numerical experiment design; Conducted data analysis on sediment 137Cs distribution).

Daewel, D., S. Hjøllo,M. Huret,R. Ji, M. Maar, S, Niiranen, M. Travers-Trolet, M. Peck, K. van de Wolfshaar, 2013. Trophic control of zooplankton dynamics: a review on observations and models.  ICES Journal of Marine Science. 10.1093/icesjms/fst125. (Contribution: This is a review paper generated from discussions during annual meetings of ICES WGIPEM, for which I am a co-chair.   I initiated this work in responding to a request to me by the editor of ICES Journal of Marine Sciences. I also contributed to the NW Atlantic section).

Greene, C., E. Meyer-Gutbrod, B. Monger, L. McGarry, A. Pershing, I. Belkin, P. Fratantoni, D. Mountain, R. Pickart, A. Proshutinsky, R. Ji, J. Bisagni, S. Hakkinen, D. Haidvogel, J. Wang, E. Head, P. Smith, C. Reid, A. Conversi, 2013. Remote climate forcing of decadal-scale regime shifts in Northwest Atlantic shelf ecosystems.  Limnology and Oceanography, 58(3), 2013, 803-816. (Contribution: the paper resulted from a series of workshops that organized by CHG.  RJ contributed to the paper through workshop presentations, extensive discussion and data interpretation).


Ji, R., *C. Stegert, C. Davis, 2012. Sensitivity of copepod populations to bottom-up and top-down forcing: a modeling study in the Gulf of Maine region. Journal of Plankton Research, doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbs070. PDF

Ji, R., C. Ashjian, R. Campbell, C. Chen, G. Gao, C. Davis, G. Cowles, R. Beardsley, 2012. Life history and biogeography of Calanus copepods in the Arctic Ocean: An individual-based modeling study.  Progress in Oceanography. 96:40-56. PDF

*Stegert, C. R. Ji, N. Li, C. Davis, 2012. Processes controlling seasonality and spatial distribution of Centropages typicus: A modeling study in the Gulf of Maine/Georges Bank region. Journal of Plankton Research. 34(1): 18-35. PDF

Greene C. H., coauthros, R. Ji, coauthors, 2012. Remote Climate Forcing of Regime Shifts in Northwest Atlantic Shelf.  Oceanography. 25(3):208–213, PDF

*Song, X.  Z. Lai, R. Ji, C. Chen, L. Huang, J. Yin, Y. Wang, S. Lian, X. Zhu, 2012. Summertime primary production in northwest South China Sea: Interaction of coastal eddy, upwelling and biological processes.   Continental Shelf Research, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2012.07.016


Ji, R. 2011.  Calanus finmarchicus diapause initiation: new view from traditional life history based model.  Marine Ecology Progress Series.  440:105-114. PDF

*Song, H., R. Ji, C. Stock, K. Kearney, Z. Wang, 2011. Interannual variability of phytoplankton bloom and plankton productivity in the Nova Scotian Shelf and Gulf of Maine. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 426:105-118. PDF

Hu, S., C. Chen, Ji, R., et al., 2011.  Impact of physical forcings on the interannual variability of fall phytoplankton bloom: a mixed-layer box model and a 1-D numerical model studies.  Marine Ecology Progress Series. 427: 29-49. PDF



Ji, R., M. Edwards, D.L. Mackas, J. Runge, A.C. Thomas, 2010. Marine plankton phenology and life history in a changing climate:Current research and future directions.  Journal of Plankton Research - Horizon, 32(10): 1355–1368, doi:10.1093/plankt/fbq062. PDF.

*Stegert, C., Ji, R., Davis, C., 2010. Influence of ocean warming on population growth rates in North Altantic copepod species: An empirical projection. Progress in Oceanography. 87:264-276. PDF

Runge J., coauthers, R. Ji, coauthors, 2010. Understanding Climate Impacts on Recruitment and Spatial Dynamics of Atlantic Cod in the Gulf of Maine: Integration of Observations and Modeling. Progress in Oceanography. doi:10.1016/j.pocean.2010.09.016. PDF

*Song, H., R. Ji, C. Stock, Z. Wang, 2010. Phenology of phytoplankton blooms in the Nova Scotian Shelf–Gulf of Maine region: remote sensing and modeling analysis.Journal Plankton Research. doi:10.1093/plankt/fbq086. PDF.

*Lin, P., R. Ji, C. Davis, D. McGillicuddy, 2010. Optimizing plankton survey strategies using Observing System Simulation Experiments.  Journal of Marine Systems, 82: 187-194. PDF


Before 2010

Ji, R., C. Davis, C. Chen, R. Beardsley, 2009.  Life history traits and spatiotemporal distributional patterns of copepod populations in the Gulf of Maine-Georges Bank region.  Marine Ecology Progress Series, 384:187-205. PDF
Ji, R., C. Davis, C. Chen, D. Townsend, D. Mountain, R. Beardsley, 2008.  Modeling the influence of low-salinity water inflow on winter-spring phytoplankton dynamics in the Nova Scotian Shelf – Gulf of Maine region. Journal of Plankton Research, 30(12):1399-1416. PDF

Ji, R.
, C. Davis, C. Chen, and R. Beardsley, 2008. Influence of local and external processes on the annual nitrogen cycle and primary productivity on Georges Bank: A 3-D biological-physical modeling study. Journal of Marine Systems, 73:31-47. PDF

Hu, S., D. Townsend, C. Chen, G. Cowles, R. Beardsley, R. Ji, R. Houghton, 2008. Tidal pumping and nutrient fluxes on Georges Bank: A process-oriented modeling study. Journal of Marine Systems, 74: 528-544. PDF

Ji, R., C. Davis, C. Chen, D. Townsend, D. Mountain, R. Beardsley, 2007.  Influence of ocean freshening on shelf phytoplankton dynamics.  Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L24607, doi:10.1029/2007GL032010. PDF

Ji, R., P. J. S. Franks, 2007. Vertical migration of dinoflagellates: Modelanalysis of strategies, growth and vertical distribution patterns. MarineEcology Progress Series, 344:49-61. PDF

Ji, R., C. Chen, P. J. S. Franks, D.W. Townsend, E.G. Durbin, R. C.Beardsley, R.G. Lough, and R.W. Houghton, 2006. Spring bloom and associated lowertrophic level food web dynamics on Georges Bank: 1-D and 2-D model studies. Deep-Sea Research II, 53(23-24):2656-2683. PDF

Ji, R., C. Chen, P. J. S. Franks, D.W. Townsend, E.G. Durbin, R. C.Beardsley, R.G. Lough, and R.W. Houghton, 2006. The impact of Scotian ShelfWater “cross-over” on the plankton dynamics on Georges Bank: A 3-D experiment for the 1999spring bloom. Deep-Sea Research II, 53(23-24), 2684-2707. PDF

Chen, C., L. Wang, R. Ji,J. Budd, D. Schwab, D. Beletsky, G. Fahnenstiel, H. Vanderploeg, B. Eadie, J.Cotner, 2003. Impacts of the SuspendedSediment on the Ecosystem in Lake Michigan: A Comparison betweenthe 1998 and 1999 Plume Events. Journal of Geophysical Research, 109,C10S05, doi:10.1029/2002JC001687, 2004. PDF

Ji. R, C. Chen, D. Schwab, D.Beletsky, J. Budd, G. Fahnenstiel, and M. Bundy, 2002. Influence of suspended sediment on theecosystem in Lake Michigan: a 3-D coupled bio-physical modelingexperiment. Ecological Modeling. 152:169-190. PDF

Chen, C., R. Ji,D. Schwab, D. Beletsky, J. Budd, G. Fahnenstiel, and M. Bundy, 2002. A model study of the coupled biological andphysical dynamics in LakeMichigan. Ecological Modeling.152:145-168. PDF

Chen,C., R. Ji,L. Zheng, M. Zhu and M. Rawson, 1999. Influences of physical processes on theecosystem in JiaozhouBay: A coupled physical and biological modelexperiment. Journal of Geophysical Research 104(c12): 29925-29949. PDF

Book Chapter

Rawson, M., C.
Chen, R. Ji, M. Zhu, D. Wang, L. Wang, C. Yarish, J. Sullivan, T. Chopin and Q. Carmona, 2002. Understanding the interaction of extractive and fed aquaculture using ecosystem modeling. In: Stickney R. and McVey J. (eds) Responsible Marine Aquaculture, CABI publishing.


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