James Pringle

Earth Sciences, Integrated and Applied Math
Phone: (603) 862-5000
Office: Earth Sciences, Morse Hall Rm 142, Durham, NH 03824
James Pringle

I graduated in 1990 from Dartmouth College with a BA in physics and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint program with a doctorate in Physical Oceanography. I was then a post-doctoral fellow at the Marine Life Research Group at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. I am now an associate professor at the University of New Hampshire.


  • Ph.D., Oceanography(Chem.&Physical), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Physics, Dartmouth College

Courses Taught

  • 701/801: Methods in Earth Science
  • 758/858: Intro Physical Oceanography
  • 790: Advanced Research Experience
  • 999: Doctoral Research
  • ESCI 501: Introduction to Oceanography
  • ESCI 701/801: Methods in Earth Science
  • ESCI 758/858: Intro Physical Oceanography
  • ESCI 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Pringle, J. M. (2022). Instabilities in the Bottom Boundary Layer Reduce Boundary Layer Arrest and Stir Boundary Layer Water Into the Stratified Interior. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, 127(4). doi:10.1029/2021JC017253

Alvarez-Noriega, M., Burgess, S. C., Byers, J. E., Pringle, J. M., Wares, J. P., & Marshall, D. J. (2020). Global biogeography of marine dispersal potential. NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, 4(9), 1196-+. doi:10.1038/s41559-020-1238-y

Storch, L. S., & Pringle, J. M. (2020). Where and how do localized perturbations affect stream and coastal ocean populations with nonlinear growth dynamics?. THEORETICAL ECOLOGY, 13(2), 223-238. doi:10.1007/s12080-019-00446-6

Storch, L. S., & Pringle, J. M. (2018). A downstream drift into chaos: Asymmetric dispersal in a classic density dependent population model. THEORETICAL POPULATION BIOLOGY, 123, 9-17. doi:10.1016/j.tpb.2018.04.003

Pringle, J. M. (2018). Remote Forcing of Shelf Flows by Density Gradients and the Origin of the Annual Mean Flow on the Mid-Atlantic Bight. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, 123(7), 4464-4482. doi:10.1029/2017JC013721

Pringle, J. M., Blakeslee, A. M. H., Byers, J. E., & Roman, J. (2011). Asymmetric dispersal allows an upstream region to control population structure throughout a species' range. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 108(37), 15288-15293. doi:10.1073/pnas.1100473108

Blakeslee, A. M. H., McKenzie, C. H., Darling, J. A., Byers, J. E., Pringle, J. M., & Roman, J. (2010). A hitchhiker's guide to the Maritimes: anthropogenic transport facilitates long-distance dispersal of an invasive marine crab to Newfoundland. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, 16(6), 879-891. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4642.2010.00703.x

Huret, M., Runge, J. A., Chen, C., Cowles, G., Xu, Q., & Pringle, J. M. (2007). Dispersal modeling of fish early life stages: sensitivity with application to Atlantic cod in the western Gulf of Maine. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 347, 261-274. doi:10.3354/meps06983

Pringle, J. M., & Wares, J. P. (2007). Going against the flow: maintenance of alongshore variation in allele frequency in a coastal ocean. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 335, 69-84. doi:10.3354/meps335069

Byers, J. E., & Pringle, J. M. (2006). Going against the flow: retention, range limits and invasions in advective environments. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 313, 27-41. doi:10.3354/meps313027

Most Cited Publications