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Current Preprints

  • Cael BB, GL Britten, 4 others. Climate nonlinearities: selection, uncertainty, projections, and damages. In review at Environmental Research Letters.


  • Britten GL, C Padalino, G Forget, MJ Follows. 2022. Seasonal photoacclimation in the North Pacific Transition Zone. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. 36:1-14 PDF

  • Wu Z, 7 others, GL Britten, 6 others. 2022. Imbalance of global nutrient cycles exacerbated by the greater retention of phosphorus over nitrogen in lakes. Nature Geoscience. 15:464-468 PDF

  • Britten GL. 2022. Extreme value distributions describe interannual variability in the seasonal North Atlantic phytoplankton bloom. Limnology & Oceanography Letters. 7:269-276 PDF

  • Meiler S, GL Britten, 5 others. 2022. Constraining uncertainties of diazotroph biogeography from nifH gene abundance. Limnology and Oceanography. 67:816-829 PDF

  • Martiny AC, 3 others, GL Britten, 9 others. 2022. Phytoplankton resilience may moderate oligotrophic ecosystem responses and biogeochemical feedbacks to climate change. Limnology and Oceanography. 67:378-389 PDF

  • Jorgensen SJ, 8 others, GL Britten, 36 others. 2022. Emergent research and priorities for elasmobranch conservation. Endangered Species Research. 47:171-203 PDF

  • Wakamatsu L, GL Britten, EJ Styles, AM Fischer. 2022. Ocean colour and sea surface temperature changes in relation to paralytic shellfish toxin production off the east coast of Tasmania. Remote Sensing. 14:1-14 PDF

  • Mattern JP, K Glauninger, GL Britten, 6 others. 2022. A flexible Bayesian approach to estimating size-structured matrix population models. PLoS Computational Biology. 18:1-25 PDF

  • Britten GL, CM Duarte, B Worm. 2021. Recovery of assessed global fish stocks remains uncertain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 118:1-3 PDF

  • Tittensor DT, 7 others, GL Britten, 27 others. 2021. Next-generation ensemble projections reveal higher climate risks for marine ecosystems. Nature Climate Change. 11:973-981 PDF

  • Elsler LG, TH Frawley, GL Britten, 6 others. 2021. Social relationship dynamics mediate climate impacts on income inequality: evidence from the Mexican Humboldt squid fishery. Regional Environmental Change. 21:1-12 PDF

  • Cael BB, E Cavan, GL Britten. 2021. Reconciling the size dependence of marine particle sinking speed. Geophysical Research Letters. 48:1-11 PDF

  • Britten GL, 8 others. 2021. Evaluating the benefits of Bayesian hierarchical methods for analyzing heterogeneous environmental datasets: A case study of marine organic carbon fluxes. Frontiers in Environmental Science. 9:1-28 PDF

  • Aydin M, GL Britten, 9 others. 2020. Anthropogenic impacts on atmospheric carbonyl sulfide since the 19th century inferred from polar firn air and ice core measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 125:1-13 PDF

  • Tittensor DR, M Harfoot, C McLardy, GL Britten, 8 others. 2020. Evaluating the relationships between the legal and illegal international wildlife trades. Conservation Letters. 13:1-10 PDF

  • Duarte CM, S Agusti, E Barbier, GL Britten, 11 others. 2020. Rebuilding marine life. Nature. 580:39-51 PDF

  • Britten GL, E Sibert. 2020. Enhanced fish production during a period of extreme global warmth. Nature Communications. 11:1-6 PDF

  • Frawley TH, DK Briscoe, PC Daniel, GL Britten, 3 others. 2019. Impacts of a shift to a warm-water regime in the Gulf of California on jumbo squid (Dosidicus gigas). ICES Journal of Marine Science. 76:2413–2426 PDF

  • Memarzadeh, M, GL Britten, B Worm, C Boettiger. 2019. Rebuilding global fisheries under uncertainty. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116:15985–15990 PDF

  • Szuwalski C S, GL Britten, 4 others. 2019. Global forage recruitment dynamics: A comparison of methods, time-variation, and reverse causality. Fisheries Research. 214:56-64 PDF

  • Harfoot M, SAM Glaser, DP Tittensor, GL Britten, 3 others. 2018. Unveiling the patterns and trends in 40 years of global trade in CITES-listed wildlife. Biological Conservation. 223:47-57 PDF

  • Moore JK, W Fu, F Primeau, GL Britten, 6 others. 2018. Sustained climate warming drives declining marine biological productivity. Science. 359:1139-1143 PDF

  • Britten GL, 3 others. 2017. Extended fisheries recovery timelines in a changing environment. Nature Communications. 8:15325-15332 PDF

  • Britten GL, L Wakamatsu, F Primeau. 2017. The temperature-ballast hypothesis explains carbon export efficiency observations in the Southern Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters. 44:1831-1838 PDF

  • Mackey KRM, K Hunter-Cevera, GL Britten, 3 others. 2017. Seasonal succession and spatial patterns of Synechococcus microdiversity in estuarine waters of a salt marsh revealed through 16S rRNA gene oligotyping. Frontiers in Microbiology. 8:1496-1507 PDF

  • Britten GL, F Primeau. 2016. Biome-specific scaling of ocean productivity, temperature, and carbon export efficiency. Geophysical Research Letters. 43:5210-5216 PDF

  • Britten GL, M Dowd, B Worm. 2016. Reply to Szuwalski: Recognizing ecological income inequality in the ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113:E1775-1776 PDF

  • Britten GL, M Dowd, B Worm. 2016. Changing recruitment capacity in global fish stocks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113:134-139 PDF

  • Ward-Paige C, Britten GL, D Bathea, J Carlson. 2015. Characterizing and predicting essential habitat features for juvenile coastal sharks. Marine Ecology. 36:419-431 PDF

  • Tittensor DP, 3 others, Britten GL, 47 others. 2014. A mid-term analysis of progress toward international biodiversity targets. Science. 346:241-244 PDF

  • Britten GL, 5 others. 2014. Predator decline leads to decreased stability in a coastal fish community. Ecology Letters. 17:1518-1525. PDF

  • Minto C, J Mills-Flemming, Britten GL, B Worm. 2014. Productivity dynamics of Atlantic cod. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 71:203-216. PDF

  • Ferretti F, B Worm, Britten GL, MR Heithaus, HK Lotze. 2010. Patterns and ecosystem consequences of shark declines in the ocean. Ecology Letters. 13:1055-1071 PDF


  • Britten GL. 2018. Causes and consequences of the ocean's biological pump. PhD Thesis. University of California, Irvine PDF

  • Britten GL. 2014. Nonstationary productivity in global fish stocks. MSc Thesis. Dalhousie University PDF