Pinsky, Malin

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Questions addressed by his lab include the impacts of society on marine species, the impacts of marine species on society, and what choices can we make to alter these impacts and benefits. The broader goal of this work is to help design marine conservation strategies and fisheries management approaches that are resilient to changing climates.


Hammerschlag, N., L. H. McDonnell, E. L. Hazen, L. J. Natanson, C. T. McCandless, A. J. Gallagher, M. L. Pinsky, and B. Kirtman, 2022. Ocean warming alters the distributional range, migratory timing, and spatial protections of an apex predator, the tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier). Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.16045

Pinsky, M.L, 2021. Mapping the climate risk for European fisheries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (43) e2115997118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2115997118

McLean, M., D. Mouillot, A. A. Maureaud, T. Hattab, M. A. MacNeil, E. Goberville, M. Lindegren, G. Engelhard, M. Pinsky, A. Auber, 2021. Disentangling tropicalization and deborealization in marine ecosystems under climate change. Current Biology 31(17). doi:

Dedrick, A., K. Catalano, M. Stuart, J. W. White, H. Montes, Jr., and M. L. Pinsky, 2021. Persistence of a reef fish metapopulation via network connectivity: theory and data. Ecology Letters 24(6). doi: 10.1111/ele.13721.

Fredston, A., M.L. Pinsky, R. Selden, C. Szuwalski, J. Thorson, B. Halpern, and S. Gaines, 2021.  Range edges of North American marine species are tracking temperature over decades. Global Change Biology 27(3). doi: 10.1111/gcb.15614

Papaioannou, E.A., R.L. Selden, J. Olson, B. McCay, M. L. Pinsky, and K. St. Martin, 2021. Not all those who wander at lost – Responses of fishers’ communities to shifts in the distribution and abundance of fish. Frontiers in Marine Science 8. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2021.669094

Ong, J. L., J. A. Walter, O. P. Jensen, and M. L. Pinsky, 2021. Global hotspots of coherent marine fisheries. Ecological Applications 31(5), e02321. doi: 10.1002/eap.2321

Clark, R. D., M. L. Aardema, P. Andolfatto, P. H. Barber, A. Hattori, J. A. Hoey, H. R. Montes Jr., and M. L. Pinsky, 2021. Genomic signatures of spatially divergent selection at clownfish range margins. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2021.0407

McManus, L. C., D. L. Forrest, E. W. Tekwa, D. E. Schindler, M. A. Colton, M. M. Webster, T. E. Essington, S. R. Palumbi, P. J. Mumby, and M. L. Pinsky, 2021. Evolution and connectivity influence the persistence and recovery of coral reefs under climate change in the Caribbean, Southwest Pacific, and Coral Triangle. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15725

Bonachela, J. A., M. Burrows, and M. L. Pinsky, 2021. Shape of species climate response curves affects community response to climate change. Ecology Letters 24(4): 708-718. doi: 10.1111/ele.13688.

Catalano, K. A., A. G. Dedrick, M. R. Stuart, J. B. Puritz, H. R. Montes, Jr., and M. L. Pinsky, 2021.  Quantifying dispersal variability among nearshore marine populations. Molecular Ecology 30(10): 2366-2377. doi: 10.1111/mec.15732

Moore, C., J.W. Morley, B. Morrison, M. Kolian, E. Horsch, T. Frolicher, M.L. Pinsky, and R. Griffis, 2021. Estimating the Economic Impacts of Climate Change on 16 Major U.S. Fisheries. Climate Change Economics 12(01): 2150002. doi: 10.1142/S2010007821500020

McManus, L. C.,  E. W. Tekwa, D. E. Schindler, T. E. Walsworth, M. A. Colton, M. M. Webster, T. E. Essington, D. L. Forrest, S. R. Palumbi, P. J. Mumby, and M. L. Pinsky, 2021. Evolution reverses the effect of network structure on metapopulation persistence. Ecology 102(7), e03381. doi: 10.1002/ecy.3381

Pinsky, M. L., A. M. Eikeset, C. Helmerson, I. R. Bradbury, P. Bentzen, C. Morris, A. T. Gondek-Wyrozemska, H. T. Baalsrud, M. S. O. Brieuc, O. S. Kjesbu, J. A. Godiksen, J. M. I. Barth, M. Matschiner, N. Chr. Stenseth, K. S. Jakobsen, S. Jentoft, and B. Star, 2021. Genomic stability through time despite decades of exploitation in cod on both sides of the Atlantic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118:e2025453118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2025453118

Gignoux-Wolfsohn, S. A., M. L. Pinsky, K. Kerwin, C. Herzog, M. Hall, A. B. Bennett, N. H. Fefferman, and B. Maslo, 2021. Genomic Signatures of Evolutionary Rescue in Bats Surviving White-Nose Syndrome. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.15813.

Pinsky, M.L., 2021. Diversification Spins a Heatwave Safety Net for Fisheries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118 (3): e2024412118. doi: 10.1073/pnas.2024412118

Pinsky, M. L., E. Fenichel, M. Fogarty, S. Levin, B. McCay, K. St. Martin, R. Selden, T. Young, 2021. Fish and fisheries in hot water: what is happening and how do we adapt? Population Ecology 68(1): 17-26. doi: 10.1002/1438-390X.12050

Tekwa, E. W., L. C. McManus, A. Greiner, M. A. Colton, M. S. Webster, and M. L Pinsky, 2021. Geometric Analysis of Regime Shifts in Coral Reef Communities. Ecosphere 12(1): 1-12. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.3319

Maureaud, A., Frelat, R., Pécuchet, L., Shackell, N., Mérigot, B.,  Pinsky, M. L., Amador, K., Anderson, S. C., Arkhipkin, A., Auber, A., Barri, I., Bell, R., Belmaker, J., Beukhof, E., Camara, M. L., Guevara-Carrasco, R., Choi, J., Christensen, H.T., Conner, J., Cubillos, L. A., Diadhiou, H. D., Edelist, D., Emblemsvåg, M., Ernst, B., Fairweather, T. P., Fock, H. O., Friedland, K. D., Garcia, C. B., Gascuel, D., Gislason, H., Goren, M., Guitton, J., Jouffre, D., Hattab, T., Hidalgo, M., Kathena, J. N., Knuckey, I., Kidé, S. O., Koen-Alonso, M., Koopman, M., Kulik, V., León, J.P. , Levitt-Barmats, Y., Lindegren, M., Llope, M., Massiot-Granier, F., Masski, H., McLean, M., Meissa, B., Mérillet, L., Mihneva, V., Nunoo, F. K. E., O’Driscoll, R., O’Leary, C. A., Petrova, E., Ramos, J. E., Refes, W., Román-Marcote, E., Siegstad, H., Sobrino, I., Sólmundsson, J., Sonin, O., Spies, I., Steingrund, P., Stephenson, F., Stern, N., Tserkova, F., Tserpes, G., Tzanatos, E., van Rijn, I., van Zwieten, P. A. M., Vasilakopoulos, P., Yepsen, D. V., Ziegler, P., and J. Thorson, 2021.  Are we ready to track climate-driven shifts in marine species across international boundaries? – A global survey of scientific bottom trawl data. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/gcb.15404

Pinsky, M. L., L. A. Rogers, J. W. Morley, and T. L. Frölicher, 2020. Ocean planning for species on the move provides substantial benefits and requires few tradeoffs. Science Advances 6(50): eabb8428.  doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abb8428

Kong, S., J. Bai, J. H. Lee, D. Chen, A. Allyn, M. Stuart, M. Pinsky, K. Mills, and C. Gomes, 2020. Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence. Deep Hurdle Networks for Zero-Inflated Multi-Target Regression: Application to Multiple Species Abundance Estimation. International Joint Conferences on Artificial Intelligence Organization, Yokohama, Japan. 4375–4381. doi: 10.24963/ijcai.2020/603

Morley, J., T. Frölicher, and M. L. Pinsky, 2020. Characterizing uncertainty in climate impact projections: a case study with seven marine species on the North American continental shelf. ICES Journal of Marine Science, fsaa103. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsaa103

Visalli, M. E., B. D. Best, R. B. Cabral, W. W. L. Cheung, N. A. Clarke, C. Garilao, K. Kaschner, K. Kesner-Reyes, V. W. Y. Lam, S. M. Maxwell, J. Mayorga, H. V. Moeller, L. Morgan, G. Ortuño Crespo, M. L. Pinsky, T. D. White, D. J. McCauley, 2020. Data-driven approach for highlighting priority areas for protection in marine areas beyond national jurisdiction. Marine Policy doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2020.103927

Fredston‐Hermann, A., R. Selden, M. Pinsky, S. D. Gaines, B. S. Halpern, 2020. Cold range edges of marine fishes track climate change better than warm edges. Global Change Biology 26(5): 2908-2922. doi: 10.1111/gcb.15035

Hoey, J.A., Fodrie, F.J., Walker, Q.A., Hilton, E.J., Kellison, G.T., Targett, T. E., Taylor, J.C., Able, K.W., and M.L. Pinsky, 2020. Using multiple natural tags provides evidence for extensive larval dispersal across space and through time in summer flounder. Molecular Ecology 29(8): 1421-1435. doi: 10.1111/mec.15414

Pinsky, M. L., R. L. Selden, and Z. J. Kitchel, 2020. Climate-Driven Shifts in Marine Species Ranges: Scaling from Organisms to Communities. Annual Review of Marine Science 12: 153-179. doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010419-010916     (free access here)

Selden, R. L., J. Thorson, J. Samhouri, S. Bograd, S. Brodie, G. Carroll, M. Haltuch, E. Hazen, K. Holsman, M. L. Pinsky, E. Willis-Norton, 2020. Coupled changes in biomass and distribution drive trends in availability of fish stocks to US west coast ports. ICES Journal of Marine Science 77(1): 188-199. fsz211 doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsz211

Michael T. Burrows, Amanda E. Bates, Mark J. Costello, Martin Edwards, Graham J. Edgar, Clive J. Fox, Benjamin S. Halpern, Jan G. Hiddink, Malin L. Pinsky, Ryan D. Batt, Jorge García Molinos, Benjamin L. Payne, David S. Schoeman, Rick D. Stuart-Smith, Elvira S. Poloczanska, 2019. Nature Climate Change 9: 959–963. Ocean community warming responses explained by thermal affinities and temperature gradients. doi: 10.1038/s41558-019-0631-5 Press: Rutgers Today, EurekaAlert!, Newswise, Herald Scotland, Oceanographic Magazine

Moberg, E., M. L. Pinsky, E. Fenichel, 2019. Capital Investment for Optimal Exploitation of Renewable Resource Stocks in the Age of Global Change. Ecological Economics 165: 106335. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2019.05.015

Walsworth, T. E., D. E. Schindler, M. A. Colton, M. S. Webster, S. R. Palumbi, P. J. Mumby, T. E. Essington, and M. L. Pinsky, 2019. Management for network diversity speeds evolutionary adaptation to climate change. Nature Climate Change 9 (8): 632–636. doi: 110.1038/s41558-019-0518-5 Press: EurekAlert!, Newswise, Coral Reef Alliance, Science Daily

Rogers, L. A., R. Griffin, T. Young, E. Fuller, K. St. Martin, and M. L. Pinsky, 2019. Shifting habitats expose fishing communities to risk under climate change. Nature Climate Change 9: 512-516. doi: 10.1038/s41558-019-0503-z

Press: Science Daily, Grist Magazine, ENN, Rutgers Today, The Chronicle Herald, National Fisherman, The Press of Atlantic City

Pinsky, M. L., A. M. Eikeset, D. J. McCauley, J. L. Payne, and J. M. Sunday. Nature 569: 108-111, 2019. Greater vulnerability to warming of marine versus terrestrial ectotherms. doi: 10.1038/s41586-019-1132-4 (free access here)

Press: National Geographic, Eos, Mashable, Motherboard (VICE), Inside Climate News, Press Association via Yahoo! News, i News, The London Economic, Grist, The Weather Channel, byu radio podcast! (listen), Nature News and Views, Recommended on Faculty of 1000

Free, C. M., J. T. Thorson, M. L. Pinsky, K. L. Oken, J. Wiedenmann, and O. P. Jensen, 2019. Impacts of historical warming on marine fisheries production. Science  363 (6430): 979. doi: 10.1126/science.aau1758

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Pinsky, M. L., 2019. Species coexistence through competition and rapid evolution. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116(7): 2407-2409. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1822091116

Tekwa, E. W., E. P. Fenichel, S. A. Levin, and M. L. Pinsky, 2019. Path-dependent institutions drive alternative stable states in conservation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116(2): 689-694. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1806852116 data and code doi: 10.6084/m9.figshare.5813934.v9

Flanagan, P., O. Jensen, J. W. Morley, and M. L. Pinsky, 2019. Response of marine communities to local temperature changes. Ecography 42(1): 214-224. doi: 10.1111/ecog.03961

Young, T., E. Fuller, M. M. Provost, K. Coleman, K. St. Martin, B. J. McCay, and M. L. Pinsky, 2019. Adaptation strategies of coastal fishing communities as species shift poleward. ICES Journal of Marine Science 76 (1): 93–103. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsy140

Dubik, B., E. Clark, T. Young, S. B. Jones Zigler, M. Provost, M. L. Pinsky, and K. St. Martin, 2019. Governing fisheries in the face of change: Social responses to long-term geographic shifts in a U.S. fishery. Marine Policy 99: 243-251. doi: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.10.032

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