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Recent publications

Conway-Cranos L, Toft JD, Trimbach DJ, Faulkner H, Krienitz J, Williams D, Des Roches S, editors. 2022. The 2021 Puget Sound Nearshore Restoration Summit Proceedings. The 2021 Puget Sound Nearshore Restoration Summit; 2021 March 10 – 25; Virtual Summit. Olympia, WA: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. 258 p.

Des Roches S, LaFuente JR, Faulkner HS, Morgan JR, Perla BS, Metler M, Dethier MN, Toft JD (2022) Shoreline armor removal can restore variability in intertidal ecosystems. Ecol Indic 140:109056.

Accola KL, Horne JK, Cordell JR, Toft JD (2022) Nocturnal distributions of juvenile Pacific salmon along an eco-engineered marine shoreline. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 687:113-123

Accola KL, Horne JK, Cordell JR, Toft JD (2022) Acoustic characterization of juvenile Pacific salmon distributions along an eco-engineered seawall. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 682:207-220.

Pittman SJ, Yates KL, Bouchet PJ, and others (Simenstad) (2021) Seascape ecology: identifying research priorities for an emerging ocean sustainability science. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 663:1-29.

Toft JD, Dethier MN, Howe ER, Buckner EV, Cordell JR (2021) Effectiveness of living shorelines in the Salish Sea. Ecol Eng DOI:

Des Roches S, Pendleton L, Shapiro BA, Palkovacs EP (2021) Conserving intraspecific variation for nature’s contributions to people. Nature Ecology & Evolution 5: 574–582. doi: 10.1038/s41559-021-01403-5

Munsch SH, Barber JS, Cordell JR, Kiffney PM, Sanderson BL, Toft JD (2021) Small invertebrates in bivalve-cultivated and unmodified habitats of nearshore ecosystems. Hydrobiologia. DOI:

Sawyer AC, Toft JD, Cordell JR (2020) Seawall as salmon habitat: Eco-engineering improves the distribution and foraging of juvenile Pacific salmon. Ecol. Eng. 151:105856. DOI:

Baker, R, 50 authors (Simenstad) (2020) Fisheries rely on threatened salt marshes. Science 370(6517):670-671. DOI: 10.1126/science.abe9332

Dexter E, Bollens SM, Cordell JR, Rollwagen-Bollens G (2020) Zooplankton invasion on a grand scale: insights from a 20-yr time series across 38 Northeast Pacific estuaries. Ecosphere 11( 5):e03040. 10.1002/ecs2.3040

Toft JD, Munsch SH, Cordell JR, Siitari K, Hare VC, Holycross B, DeBruyckere LA, Greene CM, Hughes BB (2018) Impact of multiple stressors on juvenile fish in estuaries of the Northeast Pacific. Global Change Biology 24:2008–2020. DOI:


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Bostrom, C, Jackson, EL, and CA Simenstad (2006) Seagrass landscapes and their effects on associated fauna: A review. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 68(3-4): 383-403. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecss.2006.01.026

Simenstad CA, Cordell JR (2000) Ecological assessment criteria for restoring anadromous salmonid habitat in Pacific Northwest estuaries. Ecological Engineering 15(3): 283-302. DOI: 10.1016/S0925-8574(00)00082-3

Duggins, DO, Simenstad CA, and JA Estes. 1989. Magnification of secondary production by kelp detritus in coastal marine ecosystems. Science 245: 170-174. DOI: 10.1126/science.245.4914.170

Simenstad CA, Fresh KL, Salo EO (1982) The role of Puget Sound and Washington coastal estuaries in the life history of Pacific salmon: an unappreciated function. In: Kennedy VS (ed) Estuarine Comparisons. Academic Press, Gleneden Beach, Oregon, p 343–364. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-404070-0.50026-0

Simenstad CA, Estes, JA, and KW Kenyon. 1978. Aleuts, sea otters, and alternate stable-state communities. Science 200: 403-411. DOI: 10.1126/science.200.4340.403