Join us in celebrating the designation of the largest marine protected area in the world: the Ross Sea in Antarctica.  We are proud to have contributed these scientific publications to this landmark decision.

Ainley, D.G., G. Ballard, J.T. Eastman, C.W. Evans, N. Nur, and C.L. Parkinson. In press. Changed prevalence, not absence explains Antarctic toothfish status in McMurdo Sound. Antarctic Science: In press.

Salas, L., N. Nur, D. G. Ainley, J. Burns, J. Rotella and G. Ballard. 2016. Coping with loss of large, energy-dense prey: A potential bottleneck for Weddell seals in the southern Ross Sea. Ecological Applications: In press.

Ainley, D.G., G. Ballard, R. M. Jones, D. Jongsomjit, S. D. Pierce, W. O. Smith Jr., S. Veloz. 2015. Trophic cascades in the western Ross Sea, Antarctica: revisited. Marine Ecology Progress Series 534:1-16.

Lyver P.O., M. Barron, K.J. Barton, D.G. Ainley, A. Pollard, S. Gordon, S. McNeill, G. Ballard, P.R. Wilson. 2014. Trends in the Breeding Population of Adélie Penguins in the Ross Sea, 1981–2012: A Coincidence of Climate and Resource Extraction Effects. PLoS ONE 9(3): e91188

Ballard, G., D. Jongsomjit, S.D. Veloz, and D.G. Ainley. 2012. Coexistence of mesopredators in an intact polar ocean ecosystem: The basis for defining a Ross Sea marine protected area. Biological Conservation 156 (2012):72-82.

Ainley, D.G., & G. Ballard. 2012. Trophic interactions and population trends of killer whales (Orcinus orca) in the Southern Ross Sea. Aquatic Mammals 38:153-160. DOI 10.1578/AM.38.2.2012.153.

Ainley, D.G., N. Nur, J.T. Eastman, G. Ballard, C.L. Parkinson, C.W. Evans, A.L. Devries. 2012. Decadal trends in abundance, size and condition of Antarctic toothfish in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, 1972-2011. Fish and Fisheries. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-2979.2012.00474.x.

Ballard, G., V. Toniolo, D.G. Ainley, C.L. Parkinson, K.R. Arrigo, P.N. Trathan. 2010. Responding to climate change: Adélie penguins confront astronomical and ocean boundaries. Ecology 91(7):2056-2069.

Blight, L.K., D. G. Ainley, S. F. Ackley, G. Ballard, et al. 2010. Fishing For Data in the Ross Sea. Science 330: 1316.

Ainley, D.G., Ballard, G., Weller, J., 2010. Ross Sea Biodiversity Part I: Validation of the 2007 CCAMLR Bioregionalization Workshop Result Towards Including the Ross Sea in a Representative Network of Marine protected Areas in the Southern Ocean. CCAMLR Report, WG-EMM-10/11. Hobart, Tasmania.