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Dayton, PK, Tegner MJ.  1984.  Catastrophic storms, El Nino, and patch stability in a southern California kelp community. Science. 224:283-285.   10.1126/science.224.4646.283   AbstractWebsite


Moore, SE, DeMaster DP, Dayton PK.  2000.  Cetacean habitat selection in the Alaskan Arctic during summer and autumn. Arctic. 53:432-447. AbstractWebsite

Ten years (1982-91) of sighting data from aerial surveys offshore of northern Alaska were analyzed to investigate seasonal variability in cetacean habitat selection. Distinct habitats were described for bowhead whales (Balaena mysticetus), white whales (Delphinapterus leucas), and gray whales (Eschrichtius robustus) on the basis of habitat selection ratios calculated for bathymetric and ice cover regimes. In summer, bowheads selected continental slope waters and moderate ice conditions; white whales selected slope and basin waters and moderate to heavy ice conditions; and gray whales selected coastal/shoal waters and open water. In autumn, bowheads selected inner shelf waters and light ice conditions; white whales selected outer shelf and slope waters and moderate to heavy ice; and gray whales selected coastal and shoal/trough habitats in light ice and open water. Habitat differences among species were significant in both seasons (ANOVA F > 28, p < 0.00001). Interseasonal depth and ice cover habitats were significantly different for bowhead whales (p < 0.00002), but not for gray whales p > 0.35). White whale depth habitat was significantly different between seasons (p < 0.00002), but ice cover habitat was not (p < 0.08).

Dayton, PK.  1994.  Community landscape: scale and stability in hard bottom marine communities. Aquatic ecology : scale, pattern, and process. ( Giller PS, Hildrew AG, Raffaelli DG, Eds.).:289-332., Oxford ; Boston: Blackwell Scientific Publications Abstract
Denley, EJ, Dayton PK.  1985.  Competition among macroalgae. Handbook of Phycological Methods. ( Littler MM, Lettler DS, Eds.).:511-530.: Cambridge University Press Abstract
Genin, A, Dayton PK, Lonsdale PF, Spiess FN.  1986.  Corals on seamount peaks provide evidence of current acceleration over deep-sea topography. Nature. 322:59-61.   10.1038/322059a0   AbstractWebsite

Geological and physical studies of seamounts have suggested the existence of distinct deep-sea habitats, characterized by exposed rocky bottom and a unique current regime1–9. However, few biological data have been collected for deep seamounts10–12. Here we present some of the first quantitative observations of hard-bottom (non-hydrothermal) fauna in the deep sea. These observations show that black corals (antipatharians) and horny corals (gorgonians) present on the slopes of a multi-peaked seamount are more abundant near peaks, compared with mid-slope sites at corresponding depths. On narrow peaks corals are most abundant on the crest, whereas on wide peaks, coral densities are highest at the edge of the crest. The abundance of corals also increases on knobs and pinnacles. Physical models and observations2,4–9,13–15, together with our direct measurements, suggest that the seamount topography affects the local current regime. Corals appear to benefit from flow acceleration, and some of their patterns of distribution can be explained by current conditions. These results suggest that suspension feeders have some potential as indicators of prevailing currents at deep hard-bottom sites.

Dayton, PK.  1986.  Cumulative impacts in the marine realm. Cumulative environmental effects: a binational perspective. ( Beanlands GE, Ed.).:79-84., Ottawa, Ont.Washington, D.C.: Canadian Environmental Assessment Research Council ;U.S. National Research Council Abstract
Barry, JP, Dayton PK.  1988.  Current patterns in Mcmurdo Sound, Antarctica and their relationship to local biotic communities. Polar Biology. 8:367-376.   10.1007/bf00442028   AbstractWebsite

Current speed and direction measurements collected during summer (January–February) and sping (November–December) of 1984 indicated that currents in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica were dominated by oscillatory flow associated with diurnal tidal components (O1, K1, P1). Net flow was southward in the eastern Sound, mixed in the central Sound, and northward in the western Sound. Short term observations (<5 days) from nearshore stations indicated a similar but more sluggish pattern of tidal and mean flow. Hydrographic data collected during the same period indicated a similar pattern of cold water with low chlorophyll a content flowing northward from under the Ross Ice Shelf in the western Sound and denser, slightly warmer water with higher chlorophyll a content flowing southward in the eastern Sound. Previous studies have shown that productivity is higher in the eastern Sound than in the west, apparently due to the circulation pattern. The western Sound consists of waters from beneath the Ross Ice Shelf which have a lower phytoplankton standing stock than eastern Sound waters which enter from the north. More sluggish current speeds in the western Sound result in even lower particle fluxes past benthic consumers. Finally, more persistent ice cover in the west further inhibits in situ primary productivity.

Steneck, RS, Bustamante RH, Dayton PK, Jones GP, Hobday AJ.  2008.  Current status and future trends in kelp forest ecosystems. Aquatic ecosystems : trends and global prospects. ( Polunin N, Ed.).:xvi,482p.., Cambridge, UK ; New York: Cambridge University Press AbstractWebsite