OCCRI Researchers

Title: Distinguished Professor
Name: Bruce Menge
Institution: Oregon State University
Department: Zoology & Marine Biology

Research Theme: The overall scientific goal of PISCO is to understand the meta-ecosystem dynamics of inner shelf region of the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME) and its response to climate change. At OSU, we approach this problem through the coordinated activities of five research teams.

Research Fields:

Ecology and Ecosystem Management
Physical Ecology
Physiological Ecology

Professional Activities:

Editorial Board, Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

Reviewer for lots of journals and agencies

A lead PI in PISCO, the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans

A lead PI in ICORUMBA, the International Consortium for Research in Upwelling Marine Biogeographic Areas

PI or co-PI on 6 grants from various agencies and private foundations

Selected Publications:

2003c. Menge, B. A., M. Bracken, M. Foley, T. Freidenburg, G. Hudson, C. Krenz, H. Leslie, J. Lubchenco, R. Russell, and S. D. Gaines. Coastal oceanography sets the pace of rocky intertidal community dynamics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 100: 12229-12234.

2004a. Menge, B. A. Bottom-up:top-down determination of rocky intertidal shorescape dynamics. Pages 62-81 In G. A. Polis, M. E. Power, and G. Huxel, eds. Food webs at the landscape level. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

2004b. Grantham, B. A., F. T. Chan, K. J. Nielsen, D. Fox, J. Barth, A. Huyer, J. Lubchenco, and B. A. Menge. Upwelling-driven nearshore hypoxia signals ecosystem and oceanographic changes in the northeast Pacific. Nature 429:749-754.

2004c. Menge, B. A., C. Blanchette, P. Raimondi, S. Gaines, J. Lubchenco, D. Lohse, G. Hudson, M. Foley, and J. Pamplin. Species interaction strength: testing model predictions along an upwelling gradient. Ecological Monographs 74:663-684.

2004d. Halpin, P. M., B. A. Menge and G. E. Hofmann. Experimental demonstration of plasticity in the heatshock response of the intertidal mussel Mytilus californianus (Conrad). Marine Ecology Progress Series 276:137-145.