The Bay Foundation staff regularly collaborates on research with our colleagues from a variety of respected organizations and across various fields of study. Below you can find the abstracts to recent research papers TBF staff have participated in. Complete documents must be downloaded by the publishing journal, click the links below to be directed to the appropriate location.
- Testing a non-lethal method for determining the sex of California halibut, Paralichthys californicus, in non-spawing condition. L. Protopapadakis, K. Penttila and W. W. Dowd. Fisheries Management and Ecology, July 2015.
- Development and application of genomic tools to the restoration of green abalone in southern California. K. M. Gruenthal, D. A. Witting, T. Ford, M. J. Neuman, J. P. Williams, D. J. Pondella II, A. Bird, N. Caruso, J. R. Hyde, L. W. Seeb, and W. A. Larson. Conservation Genetics, August 2013.
- Kelp forest habitat restoration has the potential to increase sea urchin gonad biomass. J. T. Claisse, J. P. Williams, T. Ford, D. J. Pondella II, B. Meux, and L. Protopapadakis. Ecosphere, March 2013 Volume 4(3) Article 38.
Watershed and Wetland Programs
- Effects of Elevated Sea Levels and Waves on Southern California Estuaries During the 2015–2016 El Niño. M. Harvey, S. Giddings, E. Stein, J. Crooks, C. Whitcraft, T. Gallien, J. Largier, L. Tiefenthaler, H. Meltzer, G. Pawlak, K. Thorne. Estuaries and Coasts. January 2020.
- Planning to adaptation: Informing regional nature-based adaptation to improve coastal resiliency in Santa Monica Bay. 2020. Grifman, P., M. Grubbs, and K. Johnston. Shore and Beach, Vol. 88(3): 39-52.
- Return of Beach-Nesting Snowy Plovers to Los Angeles County Following a 68-Year Absence. T. P. Ryan, S. Vigallon, D. S. Cooper, C. Dellith, K. Johnston, L. Nguyen, February 2019.
- Seed collection and germination strategies for common wetland and coastal sage scrub species in southern California. M. Barton, I. Medel, K. Johnston, C. Whitcraft, May 2016.
- Stratification and loading of fecal indicator bacteria (FIB) in a tidally muted urban salt marsh. K. Johnston, J. H. Dorsey, J. A. Saez, January 2015.
- A Regional Survey of the Extent and Magnitude of Eutrophication in Mediterranean Estuaries of Southern California, USA. K. McLaughlin, M. Sutula, L. Busse, S. Anderson, J. Crooks, R. Dagit, D. Gibson, K. Johnston and L. Stratton. Estuaries and Coasts. July 2013.
Urban Coast Journal
The Urban Coast multidisciplinary scientific journal is a peer-reviewed product of the Coastal Research Institute, a partnership of Loyola Marymount University’s Seaver College of Science and Engineering and The Bay Foundation. Urban Coast provides a forum for researchers, agencies, advocacy groups, and other science and policy leaders to engage in constructive discussion and information exchange on issues that are pertinent to our coastal environments. Urban Coast fulfills the Center’s mission to engage in multidisciplinary research on environmental and social issues affecting urban coastal areas around the world and to contribute to policies and actions that improve the environmental condition of these areas worldwide. On a local scale, Urban Coast also reports on issues affecting Santa Monica Bay and its watershed.
- Volume 5, Issue 1 – Special Issue: State of the Bay
- Volume 4, Issue 1
- Volume 3, Issue 1
- Volume 2, Issue 1
- Volume 1, Issue 1