Associate Professor of Earth Sciences
Ph.D. MIT, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 1998
Coastal Physical Oceanography, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Bio-physical interactions in ocean flows
My current research includes the circulation in the Gulf of Maine and its impact on the transport of plankton and planktonic larvae, the study of remote forcing of the nearshore in the Southern California Bight and elsewhere. My longer-term physical research is geared toward understanding unstratified and stratified flow in a coastal ocean with alongshore variations in bathymetry, which ought to keep me busy for a while. I have longstanding interests in integrating these results with the work of biologists to gain a deeper understanding of how the physical environment shapes the ecology of the ocean.
- ESCI 758/858: Intro to Physical Oceanography
- ESCI 514L Intro to Climate as an Earth System
- ESCI 501: Intro to Oceanography
Christensen, M., and J.M. Pringle. The Frequency and Cause of Shallow Winter Mixed Layers in the Gulf of Maine. In revision, Journal of Geophysical Research/Oceans.
Pringle J.M., A. Blakeslee, J. Byers, J. Roman. Asymmetric dispersal allows an upstream region to control population structure throughout a species' range. 108(37):15288-15293, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2011.
Rao S.A., J.M. Pringle, J.A. Austin. Upwelling relaxation and river plumes downwave of estuaries. 116, doi:10.1029/2010JC006739, Journal of Geophysical Research/Oceans, 2011.
Blakeslee A., C. McKenzie, J. Darling, J. Byers, J. Pringle, J. Roman. A hitchhiker's guide to the Maritimes: anthropogenic transport facilitates long-distance dispersal of an invasive marine crab to Newfoundland, 16(6): 879-891, Diversity and Distributions, 2010.
Gilbert C.S., W.C. Gentleman, C.L. Johnson, C. DiBacco, J.M. Pringle and C. Chen. Modeling dispersal of sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) larvae on Georges Bank: influence of depth-distribution, planktonic duration and spawning seasonality, 87(1-4): 37-48, Progress in Oceanography, 2010.
Pringle, J.M. and E.P. Dever. Dynamics of wind-driven upwelling & relaxation between Monterey Bay and Pt. Arena: Local, regional and gyre scale controls, Journal of Geophysical Research/Oceans. 2009.
Pringle J.M, F. Lutscher and E. Glick, "Going against the flow: The effects of non-Gaussian dispersal kernels and reproduction over multiple generations.", Marine Ecology Progress Series vol. 377, pp.13-17. 2009.
Wares, J.P., and J.M. Pringle, Drift by Drift: Effective Population Size Limited by Advection. 2008, BMC Evolutionary Biology vol. 8.
Byers, J.E, and J.M. Pringle. An Extended Abstract: Going Against the flow: How marine invasions spread and persist in the face of advection.. 2008 ICES Journal of Marine Sciences, vol. 65 p.723-724.
What is the windage of zooplankton? Turbulence avoidance and the wind-driven transport of plankton. 2007, Continental Shelf Research 27(5): 670-678.
Going against the flow: Maintenance of alongshore variation in allele frequency in a coastal ocean. Pringle and Wares, 2007 MEPS, vol. 335 p.69-84.
Dispersal modeling of fish early life stages: Sensitivity analysis with application to Atlantic cod in the western Gulf of Maine. M. Huret, J.A. Runge, C. Chen, G. Cowles, Q. Xu, J.M. Pringle. 2007, Marine Ecology Progress Series. vol. 347, pp. 261-274.