Journal Articles

  1. Ares, A*., Brisbin. M. M*., Sato, K.N, Martin J.P., Iinuma, Y., Mitarai, S., Extreme storm-induced run-off causes rapid, context-dependent shifts in nearshore subtropical bacterial communities, BioRxiv preprint,; DOI: 10.1101/801886 * These authors contributed equally.
  2. Boquete, M.T, Ares, A., Fernández, J.A., Aboal, J.R., Matching times: Trying to improve the correlation between heavy metal levels in mosses and bulk deposition, Science of The Total Environment, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.136955
  3. Wepfer, P.H., Nakajima, Y., Hui, F. K. C., Mitarai, S., Economo, E. P. Metacommunity ecology of Symbiodiniaceae hosted by the coral Galaxea fascicularis. Marine Ecology Progress Series, DOI: 10.3354/meps13177
  4. Price, N. N., Muko, S., Legendre, L., Steneck, R., van Oppen, M. J. H., Albright, R., Ang Jr., P., Carpenter, R. C., Chui, A. P. Y., Fan, T.-Y., Gates, R. D., Harii, S., Kitano, H., Kurihara, H., Mitarai, S., Padilla-Gamiño, J. L., Sakai, K., Suzuki, G., Edmunds, P. J. Global biogeography of coral recruitment:tropical decline and subtropical increase. Marine Ecology Progress Series, DOI: 10.3354/meps12980
  5. Brisbin, M. M. Differential Gene Expression Supports a Resource-Intensive, Defensive Role for Colony Production in the Bloom-Forming Haptophyte, Phaeocystis globosa. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology, DOI: 10.1111/jeu.12727
  6. Gavelis, G. S., Herranz, M., Wakeman, K. C., Ripken, C., Mitarai, S., Gile, G. H., Keeling, P. J., Leander, B. S. Dinoflagellate nucleus contains an extensive endomembrane network, the nuclear net. Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-018-37065-w
  7. Le Gal, M., Violeau, D., Ata, R., Wang, X. Shallow water numerical models for the 1947 gisborne and 2011 Tohoku-Oki tsunamis with kinematic seismic generation. Coastal Engineering, DOI: 10.1016/j.coastaleng
  8. Sato, K. N., Andersson, A. J., Day, J. M. D., Taylor, J. R. A., Frank, M. B., Jung, JY, McKittrick, J., Levin, L. A. Response of Sea Urchin Fitness Traits to Environmental Gradients Across the Southern California Oxygen Minimum Zone. Frontiers in Marine Science, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.
  9. Nakajima, Y., Chuang, P-S.,  Ueda, N., Mitarai, S. (2018) First evidence of asexual recruitment of Pocillopora acuta in Okinawa Island using genotypic identification. PeerJ,  6:e5915, DOI: 10.7717/peerj.5915
  10. Guest, J. R., Edmunds, P. J., Gates, R. D., Kuffner, I. B., Andersson, A. J., Barnes, B. B., Chollett, I.,  Courtney, T. A., Elahi, R., Gross, K., Lenz, E. A., Mitarai, S., Mumby, P. J., Nelson, H. R., Parker, B. A., Putnam, H. M., Rogers, C. S., Toth, L. T. (2018) A framework for identifying and characterising coral reef “oases” against a backdrop of degradation. Journal of Applied Ecology, 55, 2865-2875. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13179.
  11. Monismith, S. G.,Barkdull, M. K., Nunome, Y., Mitarai, S. (2018) Transport Between Palau and the Eastern Coral Triangle: Larval Connectivity or Near Misses. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 4529-5228. DOI:10.1029/2018GL077493
  12. Brisbin, M. M., Mesrop, L. Y., Grossmann, M. M., Mitarai, S. (2018) Intra-host Symbiont Diversity and Extended Symbiont Maintenance in Photosymbiotic Acantharea (Clade F). Frontiers in Marine Science, 9,1998. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01998
  13. Edmunds, P. J., McIlroy, S. E., Adjeroud, M., Ang, P., Bergman, J. L., Carpenter, R. C., Coffroth, M. A., Fujimura, A. G., Hench, J. L., Holbrook, S. J., Leichter, J. J., Muko, S., Nakajima, Y., Nakamura, M., Paris, C. B., Schmitt, R. J., Sutthacheep, M., Toonen, R. J., Sakai, K., Suzuki, G., Washburn, L., Wyatt, A. S. J., Mitarai, S. (2018) Critical Information Gaps Impeding Understanding of the Role of Larval Connectivity Among Coral Reef Islands in an Era of Global Change. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5,290. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00290
  14. Mullineaux, L. S., Metaxas, A., Beaulieu, S. E., Bright, M., Gollner, S., Grupe, B. M., Herrera, S., Kellner, J., Levin, L. A., Mitarai, S., Neubert, M. G., Thurnherr, A. M., Tunnicliffe, V., Kayama Watanabe, H., & Yong-Jin, W. (2018). Exploring the ecology of deep-sea hydrothermal vents in a metacommunity framework. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5:49. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00049
  15. Sato, KN, J Powell, D Rudie, and LA Levin. 2018. Evaluation the promise and pitfalls of a potential climate change-tolerant fishery in southern California. ICES Journal of Marine Science. DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx225
  16. Nakajima, Y., Wepfer, P. H., Suzuki, S., Zayasu, Y., Shinzato, C., Satoh, N., and Mitarai S., Microsatellite markers for multiple Pocillopora genetic lineages offer new insights about coral populations, Scientific Reports 7 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41598-017-06776-x
  17. Nakajima, Y., et al. (2017). "Isolation and characterization of novel polymorphic microsatellite loci for the deep-sea hydrothermal vent limpet, Lepetodrilus nux, and the vent-associated squat lobster, Shinkaia crosnieri.” Marine Biodiversity. (1-8).  DOI:10.1007/s12526-017-0704-5 (2017) 
  18. Nakajima, Y., Nishikawa, A., Iguchi, A. et al. "Elucidating the multiple genetic lineages and population genetic structure of the brooding coral Seriatopora (Scleractinia: Pocilloporidae) in the Ryukyu Archipelago”, Coral Reefs (2017) 36: 415.DOI:10.1007/s00338-017-1557-x  
  19. Gregory S. Gavelis, Kevin C. Wakeman, Urban Tillmann, Christina Ripken, Satoshi Mitarai, Maria Herranz, Suat Özbek, Thomas Holstein, Patrick J. Keeling and Brian S. Leander. Microbial arms race: Ballistic “nematocysts” in dinoflagellates represent a new extreme in organelle complexity. Sci Adv 3 (3), e1602552. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1602552 (2017). 
  20. Mitarai, S., and J. C. McWilliams (2016), "Wave glider observations of surface winds and currents in the core of Typhoon Danas", Geophys. Res. Lett., 43, 11,312–11,319, DOI:10.1002/2016GL071115. (2016)​
  21. Mitarai, S., Watanabe, H., Nakajima, Y., Shchepetkin, A. F. & McWilliams, J. C.  Quantifying dispersal from hydrothermal vent fields in the western Pacific Ocean. PNAS 113, 2976-2981, doi:10.1073/pnas.1518395113 (2016).
  22.  Nakajima, Y., Zayasu, Y., Shinzato, C., Satoh, N. & Mitarai, S.  Genetic differentiation and connectivity of morphological types of the broadcast-spawning coral Galaxea fascicularis in the Nansei Islands, Japan. Ecology and Evolution 6, 1457-1469, doi:10.1002/ece3.1981 (2015).
  23. Nakamura, M., Kumagai, N. H., Sakai, K., Okaji, K., Ogasawara, K. & Mitarai, S.  Spatial variability in recruitment of acroporid corals and predatory starfish along the Onna coast, Okinawa, Japan. Marine Ecology Progress Series 540, 1-12, doi:10.3354/meps11525 (2015).
  24. Nakajima, Y., Shinzato, C., Satoh, N. & Mitarai, S.  Novel Polymorphic Microsatellite Markers Reveal Genetic Differentiation between Two Sympatric Types of Galaxea fascicularis. PLoS One 10, e0130176, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130176 (2015).
  25. Grossmann, M.M., Nishikawa, J., Lindsay, D.J., Diversity and community structure of pelagic cnidarians in the Celebes and Sulu Seas, southeast Asian marginal seas. Deep-Sea Research I, 100: 54–63. March 2015.
  26. Nakamura, M., Chen, C., Mitarai, S., Insights into life-history traits of Munidopsis spp. from hydrothermal vent fields in the Okinawa Trough, in comparison with the existing data, Deep-Sea Research I, 100: 48–53. March 2015.
  27. Lindsay, D.J., Grossmann, M.M., Nishikawa, J., Bentlage, B., Collins, A.G. DNA barcoding of pelagic cnidarians: current status and future prospects. Bulletin of the Plankton Society of Japan, 62(1): 39–43. February 2015.
  28. Edmunds, P., Steneck, R., Albright, R., Carpenter, R., Chui, P. Y., Fan, TY., Harii, S., Kitano, H., Kurihara, H., Legendre, L., Mitarai, S., Muko, S., Nozawa, Y., Padillo-Gamino, J., Price, N., Sakai, K., Suzuki, G., vanOppen, MJH., Yarid, A., Gates, RD., Geographic variation in long-term trajectories of change in coral recruitment: a global-to-local perspective, Marine & Freshwater Research. February 2015.
  29. Grossmann, M.M., Gallager, S.M., Mitarai, S. Continuous monitoring of near-bottom mesoplankton communities in the East China Sea during a series of typhoons. Journal of Oceanography, 17:1, 115–124. January 2015.
  30. Linday, D., Umetsu, M., Grossmann, M. M., Miyake, H., Yamamoto, H. The Gelatinous Macroplankton Community at the Hatoma Knoll Hydrothermal Vent. In: Ishibashi, J-i., Okino, K., Sunamura, M. (Eds.) Subseafloor Biosphere Linked to Hydrothermal Systems, pp 639-666. November 2014.
  31. Lindsay, D., Guerrero, E., Grossmann, M., Fuentes, V. Southern Ocean Gelatinous Zooplankton. In: De Broyer C., Koubbi P., Griffiths H.J., Raymond B., Udekem d’Acoz C. d’, et al. (eds.).Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research, Cambridge, pp. 266-275, September 2014.
  32. Nakamura, M., Okaji, K., Higa, Y., Yamakawa, E., Mitarai, S. Spatial and temporal population dynamics of the crown-of-thorns starfish, Acanthaster planci, over a 24-year period along the central west coast of Okinawa Island, Japan. Marine Biology, August 2014, 1432-1793, August 2014.
  33. Nakajima, Y., Shinzato, C., Khalturina, M., Watanabe, H., Inagaki, F., Satoh, N., and Mitarai, S. Cross-species, amplifiable microsatellite markers for neoverrucid barnacles from deep-sea hydrothermal vents developed using next-generation sequencing. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 15, 14364–14371, Aug 2014.
  34. Nakamura, M.*, Watanabe, H., Sasaki, T., Ishibashi, J., Fujikura, K., and Mitarai, S.  Life history traits of Lepetodrilus nux in the Okinawa Trough, based upon gametogenesis, shell size, and genetic variability. Marine Ecology Progress Series 505, 119–130, May 2014.
  35. Shinzato, C., Yasuoka, Y., Mungpakdee, S., Arakaki, N., Fujie, M., Nakajima, Y., and Satoh, N. Development of novel, cross-species microsatellite markers for Acropora corals using next-generation sequencing technology. Frontiers in Marine Science 1, 1–5, May 2014.
  36. Grossmann, M.M., Collins, A.G., and Lindsay, D.J. Description of the eudoxid stages of Lensia havock and Lensia leloupi (Cnidaria: Siphonophora: Calycophorae), with a review of all known Lensia eudoxid bracts. Systematics and Biodiversity 12 (2), 163–180, April 2014.
  37. Nakajima, Y., Shinzato, C., Khalturina, M., Watanabe, H., Inagaki, F., Satoh, N. & Mitarai, S.  Cross-Species, Amplifiable Microsatellite Markers for Neoverrucid Barnacles from Deep-Sea Hydrothermal Vents Developed Using Next-Generation Sequencing. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 15, 14364-14371, doi:10.3390/ijms150814364 (2014).
  38. Shinzato, C., Yasuoka, Y., Mungpakdee, S., Arakaki, N., Fujie, M., Nakajima, Y. & Satoh, N.  Development of novel, cross-species microsatellite markers for Acropora corals using next-generation sequencing technology. Frontiers in Marine Science 1, 1-5, doi:10.3389/fmars.2014.00011 (2014).
  39. Nakamura, M., Watanabe, H., Sasaki, T., Ishibashi, J., Fujikura, K. & Mitarai, S.  Life history traits of Lepetodrilus nux in the Okinawa Trough, based upon gametogenesis, shell size, and genetic variability. Marine Ecology Progress Series 505, 119-130, doi:10.3354/meps10779 (2014).
  40. Grossmann, M. M., Collins, A. G. & Lindsay, D. J.  Description of the eudoxid stages of Lensia havock and Lensia leloupi (Cnidaria: Siphonophora: Calycophorae), with a review of all known Lensia eudoxid bracts. Systematics and Biodiversity 12, 163-180, doi:10.1080/14772000.2014.902867 (2014).
  41. Lindsay, D. J., Yamaguchi, A., Grossmann, M. M., Nishikawa, J., Sabates, A., Fuentes, V., Hall, M., Sunahara, K. & Yamamoto, H.  Vertical pro_les of marine particulates: a step towards global scale comparisons using an Autonomous Visual Plankton Recorder. Bulletin of Plankton Society of Japan 61, 72-81 (2014).
  42. Grossmann, M. M. & Lindsay, D. J.  Estimation of calanoid copepod prosome length from pixel-based measurements derived from the ZooScan and ZooProcess systems. Bulletin of Plankton Society of Japan 61, 91-94 (2014).
  43. White, J.,  Scholz, A., Rassweiler, A., Steinback, C., Botsford, L., Kruse, S., Costello, C., Mitarai, S., Siegel, D., Drake, P., and Edwards., C. Socioeconomics and bioeconomics in MPA network planning: A comparison of approaches used in California’s MLPA Initiative process, Ocean and Coastal Management, Ocean & Coastal Management 74 (2013) 77–89, March 2013.
  44. Harrison, C., Siegel, D., Mitarai, S., The role of filamentation and eddy-eddy interactions in marine larval accumulation and transport, under revision in Marine Ecology Progress Series, 472, 27–44, January, 2013
  45. Nakamura, M. and Morita, M. Sperm motility of the scleractinian coral Acropora digitifera under preindustrial, current and predicted ocean acidification regimes, Aquatic Biology 15, 299–302, June 2012. (0)
  46. Watson, J., Kendall, B., Siegel, D. and Mitarai, S. Changing landscapes, stochastic connectivity and metapopulation dynamics, American Naturalist, 180, 99–112, July 2012. (0)
  47. Nakamura, M., Morita, M., Kurihara, H. and Mitarai, S. Expression of hsp 70, hsp 90, hsf1 in the reef coral Acropora digitifera under prospective acidified conditions over the next several decades, Biology Open, 1, 75–81, November 2011. (N/A)
  48. Watson, J., Hays, C., Raimondi, P., Mitarai, S., Dong, C., McWilliams, J., Blanchette, C., Caselle, J. and Siegel, D., Currents connecting communities: nearshore community similarity and ocean circulation, Ecology, 92(6), pp.1193-1200, June 2011.
  49. Alberto, F., Raimondi, P., Reed, D., Watson, J., Siegel, D., Mitarai, S., Coelho, N., and Serrao, E. Isolation by oceanographic distance explains genetic structure for Macrocystis pyrifera in the Santa Barbara Channel, Molecular Ecology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05117.x, May 2011.
  50. Nakamura, M., Ohki, S., Suzuki, A., and Sakai, K. Coral larvae under ocean acidification: survival, metabolism, and metamorphosis, PLoS One 6(1):e1452, Jan 2011.
  51. J. C. Ohlmann and S. Mitarai. Lagrangian assessment of simulated surface current dispersion in the coastal ocean. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, 2010.
  52. K. A. Selkoe, J. R. Watson, C. White, T. Ben Horin, M. Iacchei, S. Mitarai, D. A. Siegel, S. D. Gaines, and R. J. Toonen. Taking the chaos out of genetic patchiness: seascape genetics reveals ecological and oceanographic drivers of genetic patterns in three temperate reef species. Molecular Ecology, 19(17):3708– 3726, 2010.
  53. J. R. Watson, S. Mitarai, D. A. Siegel, J. E. Caselle, C. Dong, and J. C. McWilliams. Realized and potential larval connectivity in the Southern California Bight. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 401:31–48, 2010.
  54. H. A. Berkley, B. E. Kendall, S. Mitarai, and D. A. Siegel. Turbulent dispersal promotes species coexistence. Ecology Letters, 13(3):360–371, Mar. 2010.
  55. S. Mitarai, D. A. Siegel, J. R. Watson, C. Dong, and J. C. McWilliams. Quantifying connectivity in the coastal ocean with application to the Southern California Bight. Journal of Geophysical Research–Oceans, 114, Oct. 2009.