Ggraduate student; undergraduate student


Greer A, MS Schmid, PI Duffy, KL Robinson, MA Genung, JY Luo, T Panaiotis, C Briseño-Avena, ME Frischer, S Sponaugle, and RK. Cowen. [In Review]In situ imaging across ecosystems to resolve the fine-scale oceanographic drivers of a globally significant planktonic grazer.” Global Ecology and Biogeography

Topor ZMG, MA Genung, and KL Robinson. (2022). Multi-storm analysis reveals distinct zooplankton communities following freshening of the Gulf of Mexico shelf by Hurricane Harvey. Scientific Reports

Sutton TT, RJ Milligan, KM Boswell, AB Cook, M Cornic, K Daly, T Frank, K Frasier, D Hahn, F Hernandez, J Hildebrand, C Hu, S Joye, H Judkins, JA Moore, SA Murawski, NM Pruzinsky, J Quinlan, A Remsen, K Robinson, I Romero, J Rooker, M Vecchione, and D Wells. (2022) The Open-Ocean Gulf of Mexico and Deepwater Horizon: A Decadal Synthesis of Research. Frontiers in Marine Science DOI:10.3389/fmars.2022.753391

Patrick C, J Kominoski, WH McDowell, B Branoff, D Lagomasino, M Hensel, E Hensel, B Strickland, A Armitage, MC Cerquerira Jr., V Congdon, S Douglas, B Erisman, R Feagin, S Geist, JA Hogan, JD Hogan, MC Lara, K Lu, C Madden, MT Martinez, P Montagna, C S O’Connell, S Pennings, E Proffitt, BK Reese, J W Reustle, K Robinson, M Shaw, R Smith, G Starr, B Stauffer, L Walker, M Wetz, E Whitman, S Wilson, J Xue, I Zink, and X Zou “A universal pattern of trade-offs between ecosystem resistance and resilience to tropical cyclones.” (2022) Science Advances. Vol.8(2) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abl9155


Robinson KL, S Sponaugle, J Luo, C Briseño-Avena, M Schmid and RK Cowen. “Big or small, patchy all: resolution of marine plankton patch structure at micro- to submesoscales for 36 taxa.” (2012) Science Advances doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abk2904 | PDF

Murawski SA, J Kilborn, AC Bejarano, D Chagaris, D Donaldson, FJ Hernandez Jr., TC MacDonald, C Newton, E Peebles and K Robinson. (2021). A Synthesis of Impacts of Deepwater Horizon on Coastal and Nearshore Living Marine Resources. Frontiers in Marine Science. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.594862 | PDF


Lebrato M, D Garbe-Schönberg, JC Molinero, A Oschlies, K Bremer, DOB Jones, MN Müller, U Westernströer, M Küter, R Benavides, A Dasilva, S Blanco-Ameijeiras, D Iglesias-Rodriguez, D Greeley, RA Feely, M Lamare, S Bell, A Paulmier, M Graco, Laura Birsa, Joan Cartes, J Barcelos-Ramos, C Payne, S Olafsdottir, K Robinson, LM Jantunen, A Korablev,  R Webster, O Gilg, L McFadden, J Beldowski, C Ashjian, N Daly, S Zervoudaki, JL Acuña, A Lara, RS Leal, P Jimenez, B Twining, P Bailly du Boisc, L Lorenzoni, FE Paparazzo, SE Hartman, XG Chen, LC Tseng, & JS Hwang.. Global variability in seawater Mg:Ca and Sr:Ca ratios in the modern ocean (2020) Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. | PDF

Topor ZG, KL Robinson, and A Turcu. Investigating successional patterns in mesozooplankton community structure following Hurricane Harvey (2020) Frontiers in Marine Science. | PDF

Hogan A, R Feagin, G Starr, M Ross, T-C Lin, C O’Connell, BA Stauffer, KL Robinson, M Chapela Laura, J Xue, SJ Geist, BK Reese, E Whitman, S Douglas, VM Congdon, JW Reustle, RS Smith, D Lagomasino, BA Strickland S Wilson, CE Proffitt, JD Hogan, BJ Branoff, AR Armitage, SA Rush, RO Santos, M Campos, PA Montaga, B Erisman, L Walker, WL Silver, M Leon, L-J Wang, C-T Chang, WH McDowell, JS Kominoski, CJ Patrick. (2020) A research framework to investigate ecosystem responses to tropical cyclones. Bioscience, biaa034, | PDF

Gleiber MG, S Sponaugle, KL Robinson, RK Cowen (2020) Food web constraints on larval growth in subtropical coral reef and pelagic fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series :AV2.DOI:

Schmid M, RK Cowen, KL Robinson, J Luo, C Briseño-Avena, S Sponaugle. (2020) Prey and predator overlap at the edge of a mesoscale eddy: fine-scale, in-situ distributions to inform our understanding of oceanographic processes. Scientific Reports 10:921. 1 | PDF


Chiaverano L, K Robinson, J Ruzicka, J Quiñones, J Tam, K AleksaG, R Brodeur, MB Decker, F Hernandez, R Leaf, S-I Uye, M Acha, H Mianzan, and W Graham (2018) Evaluating the role of large jellyfish and forage fish as energy pathways, and the effect of fisheries, in the Northern Humboldt Current system. Progress in Oceanography. 164: 28-36 | PDF

Decker MB, K Robinson, S Dorji , K Cieciel, C BarceloG, J Ruzicka, R Brodeur (2018) Jellyfish and forage fish spatial overlap on the eastern Bering Sea shelf. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 591: 57-69. | PDF


Robinson KL, J Luo, S Sponaugle, C Guigand, and RK Cowen (2017) A tale of two crowds: public engagement in plankton classification. Frontiers in Marine Science 4(82). doi:10.3389/fmars.2017.00082 | PDF


Quiñones J, H Mianzan, S Purca, K Robinson, G Adams, and EM Acha (2015) Climate driven population size fluctuations of jellyfish off Peru. Marine Biology. doi:10.1007/s00227-015-2751-4 | PDF

Robinson KL, JJ Ruzicka, WM Graham, FJ Hernandez, MB Decker, RD Brodeur, and M Sutor. Evaluating energy flows through jellyfish and gulf menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) and the effects of fishing on the northern Gulf of Mexico ecosystem (2015) ICES Journal of Marine Science.doi:10.1093/icesjms/fsv088 | PDF


Robinson KL, Graham WM, Brodeur RD, Ruzicka JJ, Decker MB, Hernandez FJ, Acha M, Mianzan H, Quinones J, and Uye S-I (2014) Jellyfish, forage fish and the world’s major fisheries. Oceanography. 27(4):104-115 | PDF

Baustian MM, GJA Hansen, A de Kluijver, K Robinson, EN Henry, LB Knoll, KC Rose, and CC Carey (2014) Linking the bottom to the top in aquatic ecosystems: mechanisms and stressors of benthic-pelagic coupling. p. 25-47. 38-60. In P.F. Kemp [ed.], Eco-DAS X Symposium Proceedings. ASLO. doi:10.4319/ecodas.2014.978-0-9845591-4-5.25 | PDF

Stauffer B, C Patrick, KL Robinson, and H Peter (2014) Temporal scales of drivers of community dynamics: from microbes to macrofauna across the salinity gradient. p. 14-24. In: PF Kemp [Ed.], Eco-DAS X Symposium Proceedings. ASLO. doi: 10.4319/ecodas.2014.978-0-9845591-4-5.14 | PDF

Graham WM, S Gelcich, KL Robinson, C Duarte, R Brodeur, L Madin, H Mianzan, KR Sutherland, S-I Uye, K Pitt, C Lucas, M Bøgeberg, L Brotz, and RH Condon (2014) Linking human well-being and jellyfish: ecosystem services, impacts and societal responses.Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 12: 515-523 doi:10.1890/130298 | PDFSupp

Brodeur RD, C Barcelo, KL Robinson, EA Daly, and J Ruzicka (2014) Spatial overlap between forage fishes and the large medusa Chrysaora fuscescens in the northern California Current region. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 510:167-181 doi: 10.3354/meps10810 | PDF

Lucas, CH, CJ Hollyhead, RH Condon, CM Duarte, WM Graham, KL Robinson, KA Pitt, M Schildhauer, and J Regetz (2014) Gelatinous biomass in the global ocean: geographic trends revealed using a new plankton database, JEDI (the Jellyfish Database Initiative). Global Ecology and Biogeography. doi:10.1111/geb12169 | PDF

Robinson KL and WM Graham (2014) Warming of subtropical coastal waters accelerates Mnemiopsis growth and alters timing of spring ctenophore blooms. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 502:105-115. doi:10.3354/meps10739 | PDF

Mianzan, H., J Quiñones, S Palma, A Schiariti,  M Acha, KL Robinson and WM Graham (2014) Chrysaora plocamia: A poorly understood jellyfish from South American waters. In: Jellyfish Blooms, Springer-Link. p. 219-236. KA Pitt and CH Lucas [Eds]. | PDF


Pitt, KA, CM Duarte, CH Lucas, KR Sutherland, RH Condon, H Mianzan, JE Purcell, KL Robinson and S-I Uye (2013) Jellyfish body plans provide allometric advantages beyond low carbon content.  PLoS ONE 8(8): e72683. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0072683 | PDF

Robinson KL and WM Graham (2013) Long-term change in the abundances of northern Gulf of Mexico scyphomedusae Aurelia spp. and Chrysaora sp. with links to climate variability. Limnology & Oceanography 58(1):235-253. doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.1.0235 | PDF

Condon RH, CM Duarte, KA Pitt, KL Robinson, CH Lucas, KR Sutherland, HW Mianzan, M Bøgeberg, JE Purcell, MB Decker, S-I Uye, L Brotz, LP Madin, RD Brodeur, SHD Haddock, A Malej, G Parry, E Eriksen, J Quiñones, M Acha, M Harvey, and WM Graham (2013) Recurrent jellyfish blooms are a consequence of global oscillations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences U.S.A. 110(3):1000-1005. doi:10.1073/pnas.1210920110 | PDF


Duarte, CM, K Pitt, CH Lucas, JE Purcell, S-I, Uye, KL Robinson, L Brotz, MB Decker, KR Sutherland, A Malej, L Madin, H Mianzan, JM Gili, V Fuentes, D Atienza, F Pagés,  D Breitburg, J Malek, WM Graham and RH Condon (2012) Is global ocean sprawl a cause of jellyfish blooms. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. doi:10.1890/110246 | PDF

Condon, RH, WM Graham, CM Duarte, KA Pitt, CH Lucas, SHD Haddock, KR Sutherland, KL Robinson, M Dawson, MB Decker, CE Mills, JE Purcell, A Malej, H Mianzan, S-I, Uye and S Gelcich (2012) Questioning the rise of jellies in the world’s oceans. Bioscience 62(2):160-169. doi:10.1525/bio.2012.62.2.9 | PDF


Fodrie, FJ, KW Heck, SP Powers, WM Graham and KL Robinson (2009) Thirty-year change in northern Gulf of Mexico seagrass fish communities includes addition of tropical species. Global Change Biology. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2009.01889.x | PDF