Papers and Reports
Uncovering the Life Cycle of the Ocean Quahog Can Balance Economic and Ecologic Goals – June (2020) NSF Center Achievements
Biston Vaz, D., R. Mann, and J. Gartland (2022) Squid Age Estimation Using CAT Scan Technology – Result of proof of concept project. IAB Storymap Report
He, Y., Y. Dadmohammadi, and A. Abbaspourrad (2022). Developing process and procedures for the refinement of surf clam and ocean quahog shells into calcium carbonate (CaCO3): Phases II, Final Report
Hemeon, K.M. E.N. Powell, J.M Klinck, R. Mann, S.M. Pace. (2023). Regional growth rates and growth synchronicity between two populations of Arctica islandica in the western Mid-Atlantic (US). Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 291 (2023) 108412 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecss.2023.108412
Hemeon, K.M. E.N. Powell, S.M. Pace, T.E. Redmond, and R. Mann. (2021). Population dynamics of Arctica islandica at Georges Bank (USA): an analysis of sex-based demographics. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom , First View , pp. 1 – 16 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0025315422000030
Hemeon, K.M. E.N. Powell, E. Robillard, S.M. Pace, T.E. Redmond, and R. Mann. (2021). Attainability of Accurate Age Frequencies for Ocean Quahogs (Arctica islandica) Using Large Datasets: Protocol, Reader Precision, and Error Assessment, J. of Shellfish Research, 40(2):255-267. https://doi.org/10.2983/035.040.0206
Hemeon, K., K. Ashton-Alcox, E.N. Powell,, S. Pace, L. Poussard, L. Solinger, and T. Soniat. (2020). Novel Shell Stock-Recruitment Models for Crassostrea virginica as a Function of Regional Shell Effective Surface Area, A Missing Link for Sustainable Management. Journal of Shellfish Research, 39(3), 633-654.
Available at: https://aquila.usm.edu/fac_pubs/19058
Hofmann, E.E., E.N. Powell, J.M. Klinck, D.M. Munroe, R. Mann, D.B. Haidvogel, D.A. NarvÁEz, X. Zhang, K.M. Kuykendall. (2018). An overview of factors affecting distribution of the Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima), a continental shelf biomass dominant, during a period of climate change. J. Shellfish Res. 37:821-831
Jacobson L, and D. Hennen, (2019). Improving the NEFSC clam survey for Atlantic surfclams and ocean quahogs. US Dept Commerce, Northeast Fish Sci Cent Ref Doc. 19-06; 89 p.
Klink, J.M., E.N. Powell, K.M. Hemeon, J.R. Sower and D.R. Hennen (2023). A Growth Model for Arctica Islandica: The Performance of Tanaka and the Temptation of Von Bertalanffy – Can the Two Coexist? Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol. 42, No. 1, 77–90, 2023. DOI: 10.2983/035.042.0108
Kuykendall, K.M., P. Moreno, E. N. Powell, T. M. Soniat, S. Colley, R. Mann, D. M. Munroe. (2015). The exposed surface area to volume ratio: Is shell more efficient than limestone in promoting oyster recruitment? J. Shellfish Research. 34(2):217-225. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2983/035.034.0203
Kuykendall, Kelsey, Eric N. Powell, John M. Klinck, Paula T. Moreno, Robert T. Leaf. (2019). The effect of abundance changes on a management strategy evaluation for the Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) using a spatially explicit, vessel based fisheries model. Ocean and Coastal Management 169 (2019) 68–85 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2018.11.008
LeClaire, A.M., E.N. Powell, R. Mann, T. Redmond. 2023. Taphonomic indicators of dead ocean quahog (Arctica islandica) shell age in the death assemblage of the Mid-Atlantic Bight continental shelf. Palaios 38:305-324
LeClaire, A.M. (2022). Investigation of Dead Ocean Quahogs (Arctica islandica) Shells on the Mid-Atlantic Bight Continental Shelf, Master’s Thesis, University of Southern Mississippi.
LeClaire, A.M., Powell, E.N., Mann, R., Hemeon, K.M., Pace, S.M., Sower, J.R. and T.E. Redmond (2022). Historical biogeographic range shifts and the influence of climate change on ocean quahogs (Arctica islandica) on the Mid-Atlantic Bight. The Holocene. 1-13.
Munroe, D, X. Guo, and B. Wisner, (2022) – Genetics, age demographics, and shell size of Atlantic surfclams from the southern edge of their range. (Revised after comment)
Munroe, D.M., D.A. Narvaez, D. Hennen, L. Jacobson, R. Mann, E.E. Hofmann, E.N. Powell, J.M. Klinck. (2016). Fishing and bottom water temperature as drivers of change in maximum shell length in Atlantic surfclams (Spisula solidissima). Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science. 178
Nesslage, G.M, A.M. Schueller, A.R. Rezek, and R.M. Mroch, III. (2022). Influence of sample size and number of age classes on characterization of ageing error in paired-age comparisons. Fisheries Research.
NarvÁEz, D., D.M. Munroe, E.E. Hofmann, J.N. Klinck, E.N. Powell, R. Mann,. & E. Curchitser. (2014). Long-term dynamics in Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) populations: The role of bottom water temperature. Journal of Marine Systems. 141. 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2014.08.007.
Pace, S.M., E.N. Powell, R. Mann, and M.C. Long. (2017) Comparison of Age-Frequency Distributions for Ocean Quahogs (Arctica islandica) in the Western Atlantic U.S. Continental Shelf. Marine Ecology Progress Series. Vol. 585: 81–98, 2017 https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12384
Pace, S.M., E.N. Powell, R. Mann, M.C. Long, and J.M. Klinck. (2017). Development of an Age-Frequency Distribution for Ocean Quahogs (Arctica islandica) on Georges Bank. J. Shellfish Res. 36: 41-53.
Poussard, et al (2021). Discriminating between high- and low-quality field depletion experiments using forensic evidence.
Poussard, L. (2020). An Analysis of Dredge Efficiency for Surfclam and Ocean Quahog Commercial Dredges. University of Southern Mississippi.
Poussard, L.M., E.N. Powell, and D.R. Hennen. (2021). Efficiency estimates from depletion experiments for sedentary invertebrates: evaluation of sources of uncertainty in experimental design
Powell, E.N. R.L. Mann, M.C. Long, J.R. Timbs, and K.M. Kuykendall (2021). The conundrum of biont-free substrates on a high-energy continental shelf: Burial and scour on Nantucket Shoals, Great South Channel, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 249, 107089Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 249 (2021) 107089
Powell, E.N., A.M. Ewing, and K.M. Kuykendall. (2020). Ocean quahogs (Arctica islandica) and Atlantic surfclams (Spisula solidissima) on the Mid-Atlantic Bight continental shelf and Georges Bank: the death assemblage as a recorder of climate change and the reorganization of the continental shelf benthos. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 537: #109205, 16 pp.
Powell, E.N., J.M. Trumble, R.L. Mann, M.C. Long, S.M. Pace, J.R. Timbs, and K.M. Kuykendall. (2020). Growth and longevity in surfclams east of Nantucket: Range expansion in response to the post-2000 warming of the North Atlantic, Continental Shelf Research. 195 (2020): 104059
Powell, E.N., R. Mann, K.A. Ashton-Alcox, K.M. Kuykendall, and M.C. Long. (2017). Can we estimate molluscan abundance and biomass on the continental shelf? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 198: 213-224
Powell, E.N., K.M. Kuykendall, and P. Moreno. (2017). The death assemblage as a marker for habitat and an indicator of climate change: Georges Bank, surfclams and ocean quahogs, Continental Shelf Research, 142 (2017): 14-3
Powell, E.N. and R. Mann. (2016). How well do we know the infaunal biomass of the continental shelf? Continental Shelf Research. 115: 27
Powell, E.N., J.M. Klinck, D.M. Munroe, E.E. Hofmann, P. Moreno and R. Mann. (2015). The value of captains’ behavioral choices in the success of the surfclam (Spisula solidissima) fishery on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic coast: a model evaluation. Journal of Northwest Atlantic Fishery Science. 47:1-27.
Powell, E.N., J.M. Klinck, E.E. Hofmann, P. Moreno, K.M. Kuykendall, D.M.Munroe, and R. Mann. (2016). Captains’ response to a declining stock as anticipated in the surfclam (Spisula solidissima) fishery on the U.S. Mid-Atlantic coast by model evaluation, Ocean & Coastal Management, 134, pp. 52-68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.09.012
Powell, E.N. and R. Mann. (2018). Growth and Longevity in Surfclams East of Nantucket
Powell, E.N. (2018). Further Evaluations of the Relationship of Cobbles and Rocks to Surfclams
Powell, E.N., K.M. Kuykendall, and P. Moreno (2016). An Analysis of ancillary survey data and surfclam fishery tow data for the Georges Shoals Habitat Management Area on Georges Bank and the Great South Channel Habitat Management Area
Scheld, A., C. Gilsinan, S. Borsetti,, and D. Munroe. (2022). What hatchery capacity would be needed to support surfclam fishery mitigation via seeding fishing grounds? VIMS/Rutgers University Report, July 5, 2022.
Scheld, A. (2020). Economic Impacts Associated with the Commercial Fishery for Longfin Squid (Doryteuthis pealeii) in the Northeast U.S., Virginia Institute of Marine Science. March 2020.
Sower, J.R., E.N. Powell, K.M. Hemeon, R. Mann, and S. Pace (2023) Ocean quahog (Arctica islandica) growth rate analyses of four populations from the Mid-Atlantic Bight and Georges Bank. Continental Shelf Research 265, 105076. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2023.105076
Sower, J.R., E.N. Powell, R. Mann, K.M. Hemeon, S. Pace, and T. E. Redmond. (2023). Examination of spatial heterogeneity in population age frequency and recruitment in the ocean quahog (Arctica islandica Linnaeus 1767). Marine Biology 170:38. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-023-04184-6
Sower, J.R., E. Robillard, E.N. Powell, K.M. Hemeon, and R. Mann (2022) Defining Patterns in Ocean Quahog (Arctica islandica) Sexual Dimorphism Along the Mid-Atlantic Bight. Journal of Shellfish Research, Vol 41, No. 3, 335-348. URL: https://doi.org/10.2983/035.041.0304
Stromp, S.L., E.N. Powell, R. Mann (2023).Evaluation of the Degree of Co-Occurrence of Atlantic Surfclams (Spisula solidissima) and Ocean Quahogs (Arctica islandica) in the Expanding Northwestern Atlantic Boreal/Temperate Ecotone: Implications for Their Fisheries. J. of Shellfish Research, 42(1):61-75 (2023). https://doi.org/10.2983/035.042.0107
Timbs, J., E.N. Powell, and R. Mann (2018). Assessment of the Relationship of Stock and Recruitment in the Atlantic Surfclam Spisula solidissima in the Northwestern Atlantic Ocean. J. of Shellfish Research, 37(5):965-979
- Assessing the Viability of Large-Scale Hatchery Production for Atlantic Surf Clam (2022 – One page summary) – Caela Gilsinan, Andrew Scheld, Sarah Borsetti, and Daphne Munroe
- Can we discern major meterological and environmental events in the growth record of the long lived clam Arctica islandica – Khalil Russell, M. Chase Long, Theresa Redmond, Sara Pace, Roger Mann, and Eric Powell.
- Biological reference points for Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) in warming seas – Daniel R. Hennen, Roger Mann, Daphne M. Munroe, and Eric N. Powell
- Identifying the Historical Footprint of the Surfclam (Spisula solidissima) and Habitat Relationships from a Long-Term Dataset of Death Assemblages and Sedimentology – Kelsey Kuykendall, Eric Powell, Roger Mann, and Paula Moreno
- The “East of Nantucket” Survey – Eric N. Powell, Roger Mann, Kelsey M. Kuykendall, M. Chase Long, and Jeremy Timbs
- Economic Activity Associated with SCeMFiS Supported Fisheries Products (Ocean Quahog & Atlantic Surfclams, 2016) – Thomas Murray
- The Ocean Quahog (Arctica islandica)– Roger Mann, Chase Long, Eric Powell, and Sara Pace
- Clam breakage in survey mode: implications and data correction – Roger Mann, Daphne Munroe and Kelsey Kuykendall
- Bivalve molluscs: barometers of climate change in Arctic marine systems – Roger Mann, Daphne Munroe, Eric Powell, Eileen Hofmann and John Klinck
- Estimating age in the ocean quahog – Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council Meeting, December 2013 – Roger Mann, Daphne Munroe, and Kelsey Kuykendall
- Dameron-Kubiak Dredge Powerpoint Presentation
- Kuykendall, K., Powell, E.N., Mann, R., and P. Moreno. (2016). Identifying the historical footprint of the surfclam Spisula solidissima and habitat relationships from a long-term dataset of death assemblage and sedimentology. American Fisheries Society 146 Annual Meeting. Kansas City, Missouri
- Kuykendall, K., E.N. Powell, J. Klinck, R.T. Leaf, and P. Moreno. (2015). Management strategy evaluation for the Atlantic surfclam Spisula solidissima using a fisheries economics model. American Fisheries Society 145th annual meeting. Portland, Oregon
- Mann, R. (2014). SCeMFiS, a new cooperative research effort. Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission. Providence, Rhode Island.
- Mann, R. D. Munroe, K. Kuykendall and E. N. Powell. (2014). A simple method for correction of breakages losses in clam surveys. Jacksonville, Florida
- Pace, S., E.N. Powell, and R. Mann. (2016). Population age frequencies and evidence of multidecadal recruitment in the ocean quahog. American Fisheries Society 146 Annual Meeting. Kansas City, Missouri.
- Pace, S.M., E.N. Powell, and R. Mann. (2016). Evidence of multidecadal recruitment in the ocean quahog, Arctica islandica in the western Atlantic Ocean. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). Riga, Latvia
- Powell, E.N., J. Klinck, E. Hofmann, P. Moreno, K. Kuykendall, D. Munroe, and R. Mann. (2015). Captains’ response to a declining stock as anticipated in the surfclam (Spisula solidissima) fishery. American Fisheries Society 145th annual meeting. Portland, Oregon.
- Russell, K., Long, M.C., Redmond, T., Mann, R., and Powell, E. (2019). Can we Discern Major Meterologic and Environmental Events in the Growth Record of the Long Lived Clam Arctica islandica. National Shellfisheries Association, New Orleans, Louisiana
Shellfish Press Releases
- Climate Change Creating New Conflicts for Surfclam, Ocean Quahog Fisheries as Warming Forces Habitat Shifts – July 21, 2022
- Offshore wind farms could reduce Atlantic City’s surfclam fishery revenue up to 25%, Rutgers study suggests (PBS WHYY) – June 30, 2022
- New Study Develops Method to Age Ocean Quahog, Longest-Lived Species in the Ocean – April 21, 2022
- New Study Finds Ways to Potentially Reduce Uncertainty in Shellfish Assessments – December 2, 2020