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Vincent S. Saba

Research Fishery Biologist

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Northeast Fisheries Science Center

Ecosystem Dynamics and Assessment Branch
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
Princeton University Forrestal Campus


phone: +1-609-452-6535


My broad, interdisciplinary research interests are in the fields of marine ecosystems and climate variability, climate change impacts on living marine resources, fisheries oceanography, sea turtle biology, and high-resolution global climate modeling. My research is geared to aid in the process of moving forward towards Ecosystem-Based Fisheries Management under changing climate conditions.  To accomplish this, I collaborate with a wide range of fellow scientists at NMFS and GFDL, along with those in academia and other national/international organizations.


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Andres, A.M., Slesinger, E., Young, R.E., Saba, G.K. , Saba, V.S., Phelan, B.A., Rosendale, J., Wieczorek, D., White, C.F., Seibel, B. 2024. Thermal sensitivity of metabolic performance in Squalus acanthias: efficacy of aerobic scope as a predictor of viable thermal habitat. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 738: 161-185.  Link to pdf.

Selsinger, E., du Pontavice, H., Seibel, B., Saba, V.S., Kohut, J., Saba, G.K. 2024. Climate-induced reduction in metabolically suitable habitat for U.S. northeast shelf marine species. PLoS Climate, 3(4): e0000357.  Link to pdf.

LeClaire, A.M., Powell, E.N., Mann, R., Hemeon, K.M., Pace, S.M., Saba, V.S., du Pontavice, H., Sower, J.R. 2024. Temporal and spatial comparisons of ocean quahog (Arctica islandica) growth and lifespan on the mid-Atlantic continental shelf during inshore transgressions of their range from the Neoglacial through the twentieth century. Continental Shelf Research, 272, 105143.  Link to pdf.



Saba, V.S., Borggaard, D, Caracappa, J.C., Chambers, R.C., Clay, P.M., Colburn, L.L., et al. 2023. NOAA Fisheries research geared towards climate-ready living marine resource management in the northeast United States. PLoS Climate 2(12): e0000323. Link to pdf.

Saba, V.S. et al. 2023. Northeast Regional Action Plan to Implement the NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy through 2024. US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Tech Memo 310. 39 p.  Link to pdf.

Saba, V.S. and Kellison, T. 2023. Summary Report NMFS Atlantic Coast Science Coordination Workshop August 17-19, 2021 US Dept Commer Northeast Fish Sci Cent Tech Memo 306. 44 p. Link to pdf.

Amaya, D., Jacox, M.G., Fewings, M.R., Saba, V.S., Stuecker, M.F., Rykaczewski, R.R., et al. 2023. Marine heatwaves need clear definitions so coastal communities can adapt. Nature, 616, 7955.  Link to pdf.

Ross, A. C., Stock, C. A., Adcroft, A., Curchitser, E., Hallberg, R., Harrison, M. J., Hedstrom, K., Zadeh, N., Alexander, M., Chen, W., Drenkard, E. J., du Pontavice, H., Dussin, R., Gomez, F., John, J. G., Kang, D., Lavoie, D., Resplandy, L., Roobaert, A., Saba, V.S., Shin, S.-I., Siedlecki, S., and Simkins, J. 2023. A high-resolution physical–biogeochemical model for marine resource applications in the northwest Atlantic (MOM6-COBALT-NWA12 v1.0), Geoscientific Model Development, 16, 6943–6985. Link to pdf.

Castillo-Trujillo, A., Kwon, Y., Fratantoni, P., Chen, K., Seo, H., Alexander, M.A., Saba, V.S. 2023. An evaluation of eight global ocean reanalyses for the Northeast U.S. continental shelf. Progress in Oceanography, 219, 103126.  Link to pdf.

du Pontavice, H., Chen, Z., Saba, V.S. 2023. A high-resolution bottom temperature product for the northeast U.S. continental shelf marine ecosystem. Progress in Oceanography, 210: 102948.  Link to pdf.

Bi, R., Collier, C., Mann, R., Mills, K.E., Saba, V.S., Wiedenmann, J., Jensen, O.P. 2023. How consistent is the advice from stock assessments? Empirical estimates of inter-assessment bias and uncertainty for marine fish and invertebrate stocks. Fish and Fisheries, 24 (1), 126-141.  Link to pdf.

Santidrián-Tomillo, P., Pujol, F., Félix, G., Núñez-Reyes, V., Saba, V.S., Tomás, J., Marco, A. 2023. Colonization of new nesting areas could provide climate refuge to loggerhead turtles under climate change. Biological Conservation, 284, 110146.  Link to pdf.



du Pontavice, H., Miller, T.J., Stock, B.C., Chen, Z., Saba, V.S. 2022. Ocean model-based covariates improve a marine fish stock assessment when observations are limited. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 79 (4), 1259-1273.  Link to pdf.

Caracappa, J.C., Beet, A., Gaichas, S., Gamble, R.J., Hyde, K.J.W., Large, S.I., Morse, R.E., Stock, C.A., Saba, V.S. 2022. A northeast United States Atlantis marine ecosystem model with ocean reanalysis and ocean color forcing. Ecological Modelling, 471, 110038.  Link to pdf.



Nazzaro, L., Slesinger, E., Kohut, J., Saba, G.K., Saba, V.S. 2021. Sensitivity of marine fish thermal habitat models to fishery data sources. Ecology and Evolution, 11 (19), 13001-13013.  Link to pdf.

Mason, G.J., Woods, P.J., Thorlacius, M., Guðnason, K., Saba, V.S., Sullivan, P.J. 2021. Projecting climate-driven shifts in dermersal fish thermal habitat in Iceland’s waters. ICES Journal of Marine Science,  Link to pdf.

Drenkard, E.J., Stock, C., Ross, A.C., Saba, V.S., et al. 2021. Next-generation regional ocean projections for living marine resource management in a changing climate.  ICES Journal of Marine Science,  Link to pdf.

Chen, Z., Kwon, Y., Chen, K., Fratantoni, P., Gawarkiewicz, G., Joyce, T.M., Miller, T.J., Nye, J.A.,  Saba, V.S., Stock, B.C. 2021. Seasonal prediction of bottom temperature on the Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf.  Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 126, e2021JC017187.  Link to pdf.

Patel, S.H., Winton, M.V., Hatch, J.M., Haas, H.L., Saba, V.S., Fay, G., Smolowitz, R.J. 2021. Projected shifts in loggerhead sea turtle thermal habitat in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean due to climate change.  Scientific Reports, 11, 8850.  Link to pdf.

Peterson, J., R. Griffis, P. Woodworth-Jefcoats, A. Jacobs, A. Hollowed, E. Farley, J. Duffy-Anderson, M. Dorn, T. Hurst, J. Moss, L. Rogers, K. Shotwell, T. Garfield, R. Zabel, Y. deReynier, E. Shott, L. Crozier, S. Bograd, N. Mantua, J. Samhouri, J. Quinlan, K. Gore, R. Muñoz, J. Leo, L. Waters, M. Burton, V. Saba, D. Borggaard, M. Ferguson, W. Morrison. 2021. NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy Five Year Progress Report. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-F/SPO-228, 157 p. Link to pdf.

Ross, A.C., Stock, C.A., Adams-Smith, D., Dixon, K.W., Findell, K.L., Saba, V.S., Vogt, B. 2021. Anthropogenic influences on extreme annual streamflow into Chesapeake Bay from the Susquehanna River.  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 102 (1), S25-S32.  Link to pdf.



Tanaka K.R., Torre, M.P., Saba, V.S., Stock, C.A., Chen, Y. 2020. An ensemble high-resolution projection of changes in the future habitat of American lobster and sea scallop in the Northeast U.S. continental shelf. Diversity and Distributions, 26 (8), 987-1001.  Link to pdf.

Crear D.P., Watkins, B.E., Saba, V.S., Graves, J.E., Jensen, D.R., Hobday, A.J., Weng, K.C. 2020. Contemporary and future distributions of cobia, Rachycentron canadum. Diversity and Distributions, 26 (8), 1002-1015.  Link to pdf.

Santidrián-Tomillo, P., Fonseca, L.G., Ward, M., Tankersley, N., Robinson, N.J., Orrego, C.M., Paladino, F.V., Saba, V.S. 2020. The impacts of extreme El Niño events on sea turtle nesting populations. Climatic Change, 159, 163-176.  Link to pdf.

Ross, A.C., Stock, C.A., Dixon, K.W., Friedrichs, M.A.M.,N., Hood, R.R., Li, M., Pegion, K., Saba, V.S., Vecchi, G.A. 2020. Estuarine forecasts at daily weather to subseasonal time scales. Earth and Space Science, 7, e2020EA001179.  Link to pdf.

Borggaard, D. L., D. M. Dick, J. Star, B. Zoodsma, M. A. Alexander, M. J. Asaro. L. Barre, S. Bettridge, P. Burns, J. Crocker, Q. Dortch, L. Garrison, F. Gulland, B. Haskell, S. Hayes, A. Henry, K. Hyde, H. Milliken, J. Quinlan, T. Rowles, V.S. Saba, M. Staudinger, and H. Walsh. 2020. North Atlantic Right Whale (Eubalaena glacialis) Scenario Planning Summary Report. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-OPR-68, 88 p. Link to pdf.



McHenry, J., Welch, H., Lester, S.E., Saba, V.S. 2019. Projecting marine species range shifts from only temperature can mask climate vulnerability. Global Change Biology, 25 (12), 4208-4221.  Link to pdf.

Greenan, B., Shackell, N.L., Ferguson, K., Greyson, P., Cogswell, A., Brickman, D., Wang, Z., Cook, A., Brennan, C.E., Saba, V.S. 2019. Climate Change Vulnerability of American Lobster Fishing Communities in Atlantic Canada. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 579.  Link to pdf.

Capotondi, A, Jacox, M.G, Bowler, C., Kavanaugh, M., Lehodey, P., Barrie, D., Brodie, S., Chaffron, S., Saba, V.S., et al. 2019. Observational Needs Supporting Marine Ecosystems Modeling and Forecasting: Insights from U.S. Coastal Applications. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 623.  Link to pdf.

Slesinger, E., Andres, A., Young, R., Seibel, B., Saba, V.S., Phelan, B., Rosendale, J., Wieczorek, D., Saba, G. 2019. The effect of ocean warming on black sea bass (Centropristis striata) aerobic scope and hypoxia tolerance. PLoS One, 14 (6), e0218390.  Link to pdf.

Montero, N., Santidrián-Tomillo, P., Saba, V.S., dei Marcovaldi, M.A.G., López-Mendilaharsu, M., Santos, A.S., Fuentes, M.P.B. 2019. Effects of local climate on loggerhead hatchling production in Brazil: Implications from climate change. Scientific Reports, 9, 8861.  Link to pdf.

Borggaard, D.L., Dick, D.M., Star, J., Alexander, M., Bernier, M., Collins, M., Damon-Randall, K., Dudley, R., Griffis, R., Hayes, S., Johnson, M., Kircheis, D., Kocik, J., Letcher, B., Mantua, N., Morrison, W., Nislow, K., Saba, V.S., Saunders, R., Sheehan, T., Staudinger, M.D. 2019. Atlantic salmon climate scenario planning pilot report. NOAA Fisheries Greater Atlantic Regional Fisheries Office, 89p.  Link to pdf.



Caesar, L., Rahmstorf, S., Robinson, A., Feulner, G., Saba, V.S. 2018. Observed fingerprint of a weakening Atlantic Ocean overturning circulation. Nature, 556, 191-196.  Link to pdf.

Schulte, J.A., Georgas, N., Saba, V.S., Howell, P. 2018. North Pacific influences on Long Island Sound temperature variability. Journal of Climate, 31, 2745-2769.  Link to pdf.

Selden, R.L., Batt, R.D., Saba, V.S., Pinsky, M.L. 2018. Diversity in thermal affinity among key piscivores buffers impacts of ocean warming on predator-prey interactions. Global Change Biology, 24, 117-131.  Link to pdf.

Muhling, B.A., Gaitan, C.F., Stock, C.A., Saba, V.S., Tommasi, D., Dixon, K.W. 2018. Potential salinity and temperature futures for the Chesapeake Bay using a statistical downscaling spatial disaggregation framework. Estuaries and Coasts, 41, 349-372.  Link to pdf.



Muhling, B.A., Jacobs, J., Stock, C.A., Gaitan, C.F., Saba, V.S. 2017. Projections of the future occurrence, distribution, and seasonality of three Vibrio species in the Chesapeake Bay under a high-emission climate change scenario. GeoHealth, 1, 278-296.  Link to pdf.

Grieve, B.D., Hare, J.A., Saba, V.S. 2017. Projecting the effects of climate change on Calanus finmarchicus distribution within the U.S. Northeast Continental Shelf. Scientific Reports, 7, 6264.  Link to pdf.

Schulte, J.A., Georgas, N., Saba, V.S., Howell, P. 2017. Meteorological aspects of the Eastern North American Pattern with impacts on Long Island Sound salinity. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 5, 26.  Link to pdf.

Kleisner, K.M., Fogarty, M.J., McGee, S., Hare, J.A., Moret, S., Perretti, C.T., Saba, V.S. 2017. Marine species distribution shifts on the U.S. Northeast Continental Shelf under continued ocean warming. Progress in Oceanography, 153, 24-36.  Link to pdf.

Bjorndal, K.A., Bolten, A.B., Chaloupka, M., Saba, V.S., Bellini, C., Marcovaldi, M.A.G., Santos, A.J.B., Bortolon, L.F.W., Meylan, A.B., Meylan, P.A., Gray, J., Hardy, R., Brost, B., Bresette, M., Gorham, J.C., Connett, S., Crouchley, B.V.S., Dawson, M., Hayes, D., Diez, C.E., van Dam, R.P., Willis, S., Nava, M., Hart, K.M., Cherkiss, M.S., Crowder, A.G., Pollock, C., Hillis-Starr, Z., Muñoz Tenería, F.A., Herrera-Pavón, R., Labrada-Martagón, V., Lorences, A., Negrete-Philippe, A., Lamont, M.M., Foley, A.M., Bailey, R., Carthy, R.R., Scarpino, R., McMichael, E., Provancha, J.A., Brooks, A., Jardim, A., López-Mendilaharsu, M., González-Paredes, D., Estrades, A., Fallabrino, A., Martínez-Souza, G., Vélez-Rubio, G.M., Boulon, R.H., Collazo, J.A., Wershoven, R., Hernández, V.G., Stringell, T.B., Sanghera, A., Richardson, P.B., Broderick, A.C., Phillips, Q., Calosso, M., Claydon, J. A.B., Metz, T.L., Gordon, A.L., Landry, A.M., Shaver, D.J., Blumenthal, J., Collyer, L., Godley, B.J., McGowan, A., Witt, M.J., Campbell, C.L., Lagueux, C.J., Bethel, T.L. and Kenyon, L. 2017. Ecological regime shift drives declining growth rates of sea turtles throughout the West Atlantic. Global Change Biology, 23, 4556-4568.  Link to pdf.

Tommasi, D., Stock, C.A., Hobday, A.J., Methot, R., Kaplan, I.C., Eveson, J.P., Holsman, K., Miller, T.J., Gaichas, S., Gehlen, M., Pershing, A., Vecchi, G.A., Msadek, R., Delworth, T., Eakin, C.M., Haltuch, M.A., Séférian, R., Spillman, C.M., Hartog, J.R., Siedlecki, S., Samhouri, J.F., Muhling, B., Asch, R.G., Pinsky, M.L., Saba, V.S., Kapnick, S.B., Gaitan, C.F., Rykaczewski, R.R., Alexander, M.A., Xue, Y., Pegion, K.V., Lynch, P., Payne, M.R., Kristiansen, T., Lehodey, P., Werner, F.E. 2017. Managing living marine resources in a dynamic environment: The role of seasonal to decadal climate forecasts. Progress in Oceanography 152, 15-49. Link to pdf.

DePiper, G.S., Gaichas, S.K., Lucey, S.M., Pinto da Silva, P., Anderson, M.R., Breeze, H., Bundy, A., Clay, P.M., Fay, G., Gamble, R.J., Gregory, R.S., Fratantoni, P.S., Johnson, C.L., Koen-Alonso, M., Kleisner, K.M., Olson, J., Perretti, C.T., Pepin, P., Phelan, F., Saba, V.S., Smith, L.A., Tam, J.C., Templeman, N.D., Wildermuth, R.P. 2017. Operationalizing integrated ecosystem assessments within a multidisciplinary team: lessons learned from a worked example. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 74, 2076-2086. Link to pdf.


Saba, V.S., Griffies, S.M., Anderson, W.G., Winton, M., Alexander, M.A., Delworth, T.L., Hare, J.A., Harrison, M.J., Rosati, A., Vecchi, G.A., Zhang, R. 2016. Enhanced warming of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean under climate change. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121(1), 118-132. Link to pdf.  Highlight in Nature Climate Change.

Cimino, M.A., Lynch, H.J., Saba, V.S., Oliver, M.J. 2016. Projected asymmetric response of Adélie penguins to Antarctic climate change. Scientific Reports 6, 28785. Link to pdf.

Georgas, N., Yin, L., Jiang, Y., Wang, Y., Howell, P., Saba, V.S., Schulte, J., Orton, P., Wen, B. 2016. An open-access, multi-decadal, three-dimensional, hydrodynamic hindcast dataset for the Long Island Sound and New York/New Jersey Harbor Estuaries. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 4(48), doi:10.3390/jmse4030048. Link to pdf.

Fuentes, M.P.B. and Saba, V.S. 2016. Impacts and effects of ocean warming on marine turtles. In: Laffoley, D., & Baxter, J.M. (editors). 2016. Explaining ocean warming: Causes, scale, effects and consequences. Full report. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. pp. 289-302. Link to pdf.

Hare, J.A., Borggaard, D.L., Friedland, K.D., Anderson, J., Burns, P., Chu, K., Clay, P.M., Collins, M.J., Cooper, P., Fratantoni, P.S., Johnson, M.R., Manderson, J.P., Milke, L., Miller, T.J., Orphanides, C.D., Saba, V.S. 2016. Northeast Regional Action Plan – NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-NE-239.  Link to pdf.

Busch, D.S., Griffis, R., Link, J.S., Abrams, K., Baker, J., Brainard, R.E., Ford, M., Hare, J.A., Himes-Cornell, A., Hollowed, A., Mantua, N.J., McClatchie, S., McClure, M., Nelson, M.W., Osgood, K., Peterson, J.O., Rust, M., Saba, V.S., Sigler, M.F., Sykora-Bodie, S., Toole, C., Thunberg, E., Waples, R.S., Merrick, R. 2016. Climate Science Strategy of the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service. Marine Policy 74, 58-67. Link to pdf.

Bjorndal, K.A., Chaloupka, M., Saba, V.S., Diez, C.E., van Dam, R.P.,  Krueger, B.H., Horrocks, J.A., Santos, A.J.B., Bellini, C., Marcovaldi, M.A.G., Nava, M., Willis, S., Godley, B.J., Gore, S., Hawkes, L.A., McGowan, A., Wi, M.J., Stringell, T.B.,  Sanghera, A., Richardson, P.B., Broderick, A.C., Phillips, Q., Calosso, M.C., Claydon, J.A.B., Blumenthal, J., Moncada, F., Nodarse, G., Medina, Y., Dunbar, S.G., Wood, L.D., Lagueux, C.J., Campbell, C.L., Meylan, A.B., Meylan, P.A., Burns Perez, V.R., Coleman, R.A., Strindberg, S., Guzmán V., Hart, K.M., Cherkiss, M.S., Hillis-Starr, Z., Lundgren, I.F., Boulon Jr., R.H., Conne, S., Outerbridge, M.E., Bolten, A.B. 2016. Somatic growth dynamics of West Atlantic hawksbill sea turtles: a spatio-temporal perspective. Ecosphere 7(5):e01279.  Link to pdf.

Friedland K.D., Record N.R., Asch R.G., Kristiansen T., Saba, V.S., Drinkwater, K.F., Henson, S., Leaf, R.T., Morse, R.E., Johns, D.G., Large, S.I., Hjollo, S.S., Nye, J.A., Alexander, M.A., Ji, R. 2016. Seasonal phytoplankton blooms in the North Atlantic linked to the overwintering strategies of copepods. Elementa 4: 000099.  Link to pdf.

Kleisner, K.M., Fogarty, M.J., McGee, S., Barnett, A., Fratantoni, P., Greene, J., Hare, J.A., Lucey, S.M., McGuire, C., Odell, J., Saba, V.S., Smith, L., Weaver, K.J., Pinsky, M.L. 2016. The effects of sub-regional climate velocity on the distribution and spatial extent of marine species assemblages. PLoS One 11(2): e0149220.  Link to pdf.

Patel, S.H., Morreale, S.J., Saba, V.S., Panagopoulou, A., Margaritoulis, D., Spotila, J.R. 2016. Climate impacts on sea turtle breeding phenology in Greece and associated foraging habitats in the wider Mediterranean Region. PLoS One 11(6), e0157170. Link to pdf.

Lee, Y.J., Matrai, P.A., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Saba, V.S., Aumont, O., Babin, M., Buitenhuis, E.T., Chevallier, M., de Mora, L., Dessert, M., Dunne, J.P., Ellingsen, I., Feldman, D., Frouin, R., Gehlen, M., Gorgues, T., Ilyina, T., Jin, M., John, J.G., Lawrence, J., Manizza, M., Menkes, C. E., Perruche, C., Le Fouest, V., Popova, E., Romanou, A., Samuelsen, A., Schwinger, J., Séférian, R., Stock, C.A., Tjiputra, J., Bruno Tremblay, L., Ueyoshi, K., Vichi, M., Yool, A. and Zhang, J. 2016. Net primary productivity estimates and environmental variables in the Arctic Ocean: An assessment of coupled physical-biogeochemical models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 121, 8635–8669. Link to pdf.



Saba, V.S., Hyde, K.J.W., Rebuck, N.D., Friedland, K.D., Hare, J.A., Kahru, M., Fogarty, M.J. 2015. Physical associations to spring phytoplankton biomass interannual variability in the U.S. Northeast Continental Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 120(2), 205-220. Link to pdf.

Saba, V.S., Stock, C.A., Dunne, J.P.  2015. Relation of Marine Primary Productivity to Leatherback Turtle Biology and Behavior. In: The Leatherback Turtle: Biology and Conservation (eds. J.R. Spotila and P. Santidrián-Tomillo), p. 173-184. Link to publisher.

Santidrián-Tomillo, P., Saba, V.S., Lombard, C.D., Valiulis, J.M., Robinson, N.J., Paladino, F.V., Spotila, J.R., Fernández, C., Rivas, M.L., Tucek, J., Nel, R., Oro, D. 2015. Global analysis of the effect of local climate on the hatchling output of leatherback turtles. Scientific Reports, 5, 16789. Link to pdf.

Lee, Y.J., Matrai, P.A., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Saba, V.S., Antoine, D., Ardyna, M., Asanuma, I., Babin, M., Belanger, S., Bennoit-Gagne, M., Devred, E., Fernandez-Mendex, M., Gentili, B., Hirawake, T., Kang, S., Kameda, T., Katlein, C., Lee, S., Lee, Z., Melin, F., Scardi, M., Smyth, T.J., Tang, S., Turpie, K.R., Waters, K.J., Westberry, T.K. 2015. An assessment of phytoplankton primary productivity in the Arctic Ocean from satellite ocean color/in situ chlorophyll-a based models. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120(9), 6508-6541. Link to pdf.

Spotila, J.R., Saba, V.S., Patel, S.H., Santidrián-Tomillo, S.  2015. Warming Climate: A New Threat to the Leatherback Turtle. In: The Leatherback Turtle: Biology and Conservation (eds. J.R. Spotila and P. Santidrián-Tomillo), p. 185-195. Link to publisher.

Link, J.S., Griffis, R., Busch, S., Abrams, K., Baker, J., Brainard, R., Ford, M., Hare, J., Himes-Cornell, A., Hollowed, A., Osgood, K., Mantua, N., McClatchie, S., McClure, M., Nelson, M., Rust, M., Saba, V.S., Sigler, M., Termini, V., Toole, C., Thunberg, E., Waples, R., Sykora-Bodi, S. 2015. NOAA Fisheries Climate Science Strategy. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/SPO-155.  Link to pdf.

Friedland, K.D., Leaf, R.T., Kane, J., Tommasi, D., Asch, R.A., Rebuck, N., Ji, R., Large, S.I., Stock, C., Saba, V.S. 2015. Spring bloom dynamics and zooplankton biomass response on the U.S. Northeast Continental Shelf. Continental Shelf Research, 102, 47-61. Link to pdf.



Cimino, M.A., Fraser, W.R., Patterson-Fraser, D.L., Saba, V.S., Oliver, M.J. 2014. Large-scale climate and local weather drive interannual variability in Adélie penguin chick fledging mass. Marine Ecology Progress Series 513, 253-268. Link to pdf.

Saba, G.K., Fraser, W.R., Saba, V.S., Iannuzzi, R.A., Coleman, K.E., Doney, S.C., Ducklow, H.W., Martinson, D.G., Miles, T.N., Patterson-Fraser, D.L., Stammerjohn, S.E., Steinberg, D.K., Schofield, O. 2014. Winter and spring controls on the summer food web of the coastal West Antarctic Peninsula. Nature Communications 5, 4318. Link to pdf.

Robinson, N.J., Valentine, S.E., Santidrián-Tomillo P., Saba, V.S., Spotila, J.R., Paladino, F.V. 2014. Multidecadal trends in the nesting phenology of Pacific and Atlantic
leatherback turtles are associated with population demography. Endangered Species Research 24(3), 197-206.  Link to pdf.

Polovina, J.J., Hobday, A.J., Koslow, J.A., Saba, V.S. 2014. Open Ocean Systems. In: The Sea Volume 16: Marine Ecosystem-Based Management (eds M.J. Fogarty and J.J. McCarthy), p. 429-473.  Link to publisher.



Saba, V.S. 2013. Oceanic habits and habitats: Dermochelys. In: The Biology of Sea Turtles Volume III (eds. J. Wyneken, J. Musick, and K. Lohmann), p. 163-188. Link to publisher.

Arendt, M.D., Schwenter, J.A., Witherington, B.E., Meylan, A.B., Saba, V.S. 2013. Historical versus contemporary climate forcing on the annual nesting variability of loggerhead sea turtles in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. PLoS One 8(12): e81097. Link to pdf.



Saba, V.S., Stock, C.A., Spotila, J.R., Paladino, F.P., Santidrián-Tomillo, P. 2012. Projected response of an endangered marine turtle population to climate change. Nature Climate Change, 2, 814-820. Link to pdf.

Saba, V.S. 2012. Sea Turtles in the Tropical High Seas: Climate Variability, Oceanography, and Ecosystem Responses. In: Sea Turtles of the Eastern Pacific: Advances in Research and Conservation (eds J.A. Seminoff and B.P. Wallace), University of Arizona Press, 368 p.  Link to publisher.

Santidrián-Tomillo, P., Saba, V.S., Blanco, G.S., Stock, C.A., Paladino, F.V., Spotila, J.R. 2012. Climate driven egg and hatchling mortality threaten survival of eastern Pacific leatherback turtles. PLoS One, 7(5), e37602. Link to pdf.



Saba, V.S., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Antoine,D., Armstrong,R.A., Asanuma,I., Aumont,O., Behrenfeld,M.J., Ciotti,A.M., Dowell,M., Hoepffner,N., Hyde, K.J.W., Ishizaka,J., Kameda,T., Marra,J., Mélin,F., Moore,J.K., Morel, A., O?Reilly,J., Scardi,M., Smith Jr., W.O., Smyth,T.J., Tang,S., Uitz,J., Waters,K., Westberry,T.K. 2011. An evaluation of ocean color model estimates of marine primary productivity in coastal and pelagic regions across the globe. Biogeosciences, 8, 489-503. Link to pdf.


Saba, V.S., Friedrichs, M.A.M., Carr, M-E., Antoine,D., Armstrong,R.A., Asanuma,I., Aumont,O., Bates, N.R., Behrenfeld,M.J., Bennington,V., Bopp,L., Bruggeman,J., Buitenhuis,E.T., Church, M.J., Ciotti,A.M.,  oney,S.C., Dowell,M., Dunne, J., Dutkiewicz,S., Gregg,W., Hoepffner,N., Hyde, K.J.W., Ishizaka,J., Kameda,T., Karl, D.M., Lima,I., Lomas, M.W., Marra,J., McKinley,G.A., Mélin,F., Moore,J.K., Morel, A., O?Reilly,J., Salihoglu,B., Scardi,M., Smyth,T.J., Tang,S., Tjiputra,J., Uitz,J., Vichi, M., Waters,K., Westberry,T.K., Yool,A. 2010. Challenges of modeling depth-integrated marine primary productivity over multiple decades: A case study at BATS and HOT. GlobalBiogeochemical Cycles, 24, GB3020, doi:10.1029/2009GB003655. Link to pdf.



Mansfield, K.L., Saba, V.S., Keinath, J.A., Musick, J.A. 2009. Satellite tracking reveals a dichotomy in migration strategies among juvenile loggerhead turtles in the Northwest Atlantic. Marine Biology, 156, 2555-2570. Link to pdf.

Suryan, R.M., Saba, V.S., Wallace, B.P., Hatch, S.A., Frederiksen, M., Wanless, S. 2009. Environmental forcing on life history strategies: Evidence for multi-trophic level responses at ocean basin scales. Progress in Oceanography, 81 (1-4), 214-222. Link to pdf.

Wallace, B.P., Saba, V.S. 2009. Environmental and anthropogenic impacts on intra-specific variation in life history traits and population trends of leatherback turtles: Opportunities for targeted research and conservation. Endangered Species Research, 7 (1), 11-21. Link to pdf.

Friedrichs, M. A. M., Carr, M-E., Barber, R.T., Scardi, M., Antoine, D., Armstrong, R.A., Asanuma, I., Behrenfeld, M.J., Buitenhuis, E.T., Chai, F., Christian, J.R., Ciotti, A.M., Doney, S.C., Dowell, M., Dunne, J., Gentili, B., Gregg, W., Hoepffner, N., Ishizaka, J., Kameda, T., Lima, I., Marra, J., Mélin, F., Moore, J.K., Morel, A., O?Malley, R.T., O?Reilly, J., Saba, V.S., Schmeltz, M., Smyth, T.J., Tjiputra, J., Waters, K., Westberry, T.K., Winguth, A. 2009. Assessing the uncertainties of model estimates of primary productivity in the tropical Pacific Ocean. Journal of Marine Systems, 76 (1-2), 113-133. Link to pdf.



Saba, V.S., Spotila, J.R., Chavez, F.P., Musick, J.A. 2008. Bottom-up and climatic forcing on the worldwide population of leatherback turtles. Ecology 89 (5), 1414-1427. Link to pdf.  Editor’s Choice in the journal Science.

Saba, V.S., Shillinger, G.L., Swithenbank, A.M., Block, B.A., Spotila, J.R., Musick, J.A., Paladino, F.V. 2008. An oceanographic context for the foraging ecology of eastern Pacific leatherback turtles: Consequences of ENSO. Deep-Sea Research I 55 (5), 646-660. Link to pdf.

Santidrián-Tomillo, P., Saba, V.S., Piedra, R., Paladino, F.V., Spotila, J.R. 2008. Effects of illegal harvest of eggs on the population decline of leatherback turtles in Marino Las Baulas National Park, Costa Rica. Conservation Biology 22 (5), 1216-1224. Link to pdf.



Saba, V.S., Santidrián-Tomillo, P., Reina, R.D., Spotila, J.R., Musick, J.A., Evans, D.A., Paladino, F.V. 2007. The effect of the El Niño Southern Oscillation on the reproductive frequency of eastern Pacific leatherback turtles. Journal of Applied Ecology 44 (2), 395-404. Link to pdf.



Saba, V.S. and Spotila, J.R. 2003. Survival and behavior of freshwater turtles after rehabilitation from an oil spill. Environmental Pollution 126 (2), 213-223. Link to pdf.