DI Kline, L Teneva, DK Okamoto, K Schneider, K Caldeira, T Miard, A Chai, M Marker, RB Dunbar, BG Mitchell, S Dove, O Hoegh-Guldberg.  In Situ Study Shows Living Coral Provides Resilience to Ocean Acidification. Accepted Nature Ecology & Evolution.

Armitage, DR, DK Okamoto, JJ Silver, TB Francis, PS Levin, AE Punt, IP Davies, JS Cleary, SC Dressel, RR Jones, H Kitka, LC Lee, AD MacCall, JA McIsaac, MR Poe, S Reifenstuhl, AO Shelton, JO Schmidt, TF Thornton, R Voss, J Woodruff.  Integrating governance and quantitative evaluation of resource management strategies to improve social and ecological outcomes.  Accepted in Bioscience.


Burt, JM, TB Tinker, DK Okamoto, KW Demes, K Holmes AK Salomon. 2018. A mesopredator alters the resilience of alternative states through complementarity with a keystone predator.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B.  285(1883). PDF

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Punt, AE, DK Okamoto, A MacCall, AO Shelton, DR Armitage, JS Cleary, IP Davies, SC Dressel, TB Francis, PS Levin, RR Jones, H Kitka, LC Lee, JA McIsaac, MR Poe, S Reifenstuhl, JJ Silver, JO Schmidt, TF Thornton, R Voss, J Woodruff.  2018. When are estimates of spawning stock biomass for small pelagic fishes improved by taking spatial structure into account? Fisheries Research.  PDF

MacCall, A, TB Francis, Punt, AE,  , AO Shelton, DR Armitage, JS Cleary, SC Dressel, PS Levin, RR Jones, H Kitka, LC Lee, JA McIsaac, DK Okamoto, MR Poe, S Reifenstuhl, JJ Silver, JO Schmidt, TF Thornton, R Voss, J Woodruff.  2018. A heuristic model of learned migration behavior exhibits distinctive spatial and reproductive dynamics.  ICES Journal of Marine SciencePDF

R Voss, MF Quaas, JO Schmidt, MT Stoeven, TB. Francis, PS Levin, DR Armitage, JS Cleary, RR Jones, LC Lee, DK Okamoto, JJ Silver, MC Siple, TF Thornton, SC Dressel, AD MacCall, AE Punt.Quantifying the benefits of spatial fisheries management – an ecological-economic optimization approach. Ecological Modeling.

Pau, S, DK Okamoto, O Calderón, SJ Wright. 2018. Long-term increases in tropical flowering activity across growth forms in response to rising CO2 and climate change. Global Change BiologyPDF


Kapsenberg, LK*, DK Okamoto*, JM Dutton & GE Hoffman. 2017. Sensitivity of sea urchin fertilization to pH varies across a natural pH mosaicEcology & Evolution. 7:6, 1737–1750.  PDF .     *Authors contributed equally to this work

Keeling, B, M Hessing-Lewis, C Housty, DK Okamoto, E Gregr, & AK Salomon. 2017.  Factors driving spatial variation in egg survival of an ecologically and culturally important forage fish. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 27:4, 814-827. PDF

2016 & beyond

Okamoto, DK.  2016. Competition among eggs shifts to cooperation along a sperm supply gradient in an external fertilizer. The American Naturalist. 187:5, E129-E142. PDF

Okamoto, DK, RJ Schmitt, & SJ Holbrook.  2016. Stochastic density effects on adult fish survival and implications for population fluctuations. Ecology Letters, 9:153 -162. SourcePDF

Krumhansl, K, DK Okamoto et al. 2016.  Global patterns of kelp forest change over the past half-century. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113:48, 13785–13790. PDF

Okamoto, DK, MS Stekoll, & GL Eckert. 2013. Coexistence despite recruitment inhibition of kelps by subtidal algal crusts. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 493:103-112.  PDF

Okamoto, DK, RJ Schmitt, SJ Holbrook, & DC Reed. 2012. Fluctuations in food supply drive recruitment variation in a marine fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 279(1747):4542-4550. PDF

Britton-Simmons, KH, B Pister, I Sanchez, & DK Okamoto. 2011. Response of a native, herbivorous snail to the introduced seaweed Sargassum muticum. Hydrobiologia, 661(1):187-196. PDF

Britton-Simmons, KH, G Foley, & DK Okamoto. 2009. Spatial subsidy in the subtidal zone: utilization of drift algae by a deep subtidal sea urchin. Aquatic Biology, 5(3):233-243. PDF.

In Review/Submitted/In Revision:

DK Okamoto, SC Schroeter, DC Reed.  Geographically opposing responses of sea urchin recruitment to changes in ocean climate.  In Revision.  bioRχiv preprint

DK Okamoto, M Hessing-Lewis, JF Samhouri, AO Shelton, A Stier, PS Levin, AK Salomon.  Spatial variability within exploited metapopulations obscures risk of collapse.  In Revision from Ecological Applications. bioRχiv preprint

AK Salomon, AE Quinlan, G Pang, DK Okamoto, L Vazquez-Vera. Quantifying social-ecological resilience reveals opportunities for transforming environmental governance.  In Review in Ecology and Society. 

DK Okamoto, M Poe, T Francis, AE Punt, PS Levin, AO Shelton, D Armitage, JS Cleary, RR Jones, H Kitka, LC Lee, AD MacCall, JA McIsaac, MR Poe, S Reifenstuhl, JJ Silver, JO Schmidt, TF Thornton, R Voss, J Woodruff.  Attending to spatial social-ecological sensitivities to improve ecological trade-off assessments. In Review in Fish & Fisheries.

JM Burt, K Demes, DK Okamoto, O Pontier, AK Salomon.  Herbivore biomass, food availability, and fear affect grazing rates that drive a temperate reef regime shift.  Submitted.