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Publications for Christopher G. Lowe, Ph.D.

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Peer-reviewed Book Chapters

Peer-reviewed Conference Articles

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

Technical Reports

Invited Lectures and Seminars

  • Santa Barbara City Council meeting. Nov. 2016. What does the increase in white shark population mean for Santa Barbara.
  • Leadership Tomorrow - Orange County. Oct. 2016. Recovery of the white shark population off California.
  • CSU Long Beach - Biology Seminar Series. Oct. 2016. Recovery of the white shark population off California: a sign that some things might be getting better.
  • Distinctive Voices - National Academy of Sciences Public lecture series - Sep. 2016. Recovery of large marine predators off the California coast.
  • Farallon Islands National Marine Sanctuary Naturalists training workshop - Aug. 2016. So. California white shark nursery.
  • Project Wipeout: Lifeguard symposium - Jul 2016. Sharks of So. California.
  • Alamitos Bay Yacht Club - Jun 2016. Return of big marine predator to California waters.
  • City of San Clemente - Jun 2016. Return of the big marine predators to California waters.
  • Santa Barbara Zoo. May 2016. Return of the big marine predators to California waters.
  • TEDx CSULB - Long Beach. Apr. 2016. Recovering shark populations: A sign that some things can get better.
  • Living Ethics Every Day - Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. Mar. 2016. Restoring the Beach: The role of science and environmental stewardship.
  • Leadership Tomorrow - Orange County. Oct. 2015. Recovery of large marine predators: a sign some things are getting better.
  • ExplorOcean Lecture Series. Sep 2015. Return of the big marine predators to California waters.
  • State of the Bay Conference. Sep 2015. Use of Santa Monica Bay as nursery habitat for white sharks.
  • CSU Monterey Bay Regional Ocean Science - REU program. Aug. 2015. How technology has changed how we study the behavior, physiology and ecology of sharks
  • K-12 Alliance Teacher Training workshop. Aug 2015. Using shark research to teach 8 grade students about physics
  • Santa Barbara Natural History Museum - Special lecture. Jun 2015. Healthy sharks, healthy ocean.
  • Town Hall meeting on sharks - Sunset Beach. Jun 2015. Sharks of southern California and the behavior of juvenile white sharks in coastal waters.
  • Town Hall meeting on beach safety - Manhattan Beach City Hall. May 2015. Marine life hazards along coastal waters.
  • 17th Annual Perspectives on Science Lecture Series - Pt. Loma Nazarene Univ. Apr. 2015. Return of the big marine predators to California waters: A sign of hope.
  • Newport Beach Men's Luncheon - Apr 2015. Sharks and shark research in southern California.
  • California MPA Collaborative - Catalina Island. Mar. 2015. Spying on the fishes: why is understanding fish movements important for the MPA process?
  • Laguna Woods Yacht Club. Mar. 2015. Return of large marine predator to southern California.
  • Southern California - American Association of Physics Teachers Meeting. Nov. 2014. Physics for Fishers Program.
  • Malibu Surfrider Foundation. Nov. 2014. Sharks of Santa Monica Bay: a sign of recovery.
  • City Council Meeting Hermosa Beach. Oct. 2014. Sharks and Hermosa Beach.
  • City Council Meeting Manhattan Beach. Sep. 2014. Sharks of Manhattan Beach: Pier fishing and community awareness.
  • Pelagic Research & Conservation Project for Isla del Coco & Shark Conservation Initiatives in the Eastern Pacific. Aug. 2014. Recovery of the white shark population in US waters.
  • American Elasmobranch Society President Plenary address - ASIH meeting. Jul 2014. Is "the-sky-is-falling" science really the only solution for elasmobranch conservation?
  • Orange County Natural History Lecture Series. Jul 2014. Return of the big marine predators to California waters.
  • Roundhouse Aquarium Lecture Series. Jul. 2014. Sharing the wave with the sharks of the South Bay.
  • AltaSea & Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Discovery Lecture Series. May 2014. Return of the big marine predators to California waters: a sign things might be getting better.
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Marine Biology Research Division. Seminar. May 2014. Has 45 years of environmental protection done any good? Signs of meso- and apex predator recovery in California waters.
  • State of Florida - Fish & Wildlife Research Institute seminar. Apr. 2014. The science behind catch & release.
  • Univ. of Florida - Dept. of Fisheries Seminar. Apr. 2014. The science behind catch & release.
  • California Science Center - Learning lunch. Los Angeles, CA. Apr. 2014. Return of the large marine predators - a sign that we're doing something right.
  • Moss Landing Marine Lab - Seminar series. Moss Landing, CA. Mar. 2014. The science behind catch & release.
  • Bolsa Chica Conservancy - Speaker Series. Sunset Beach, CA. Feb. 2014. Wetland predators.
  • Southern California Shark Symposium - Lifeguard Association. Manhattan Beach, CA. Jan. 2014. Keynote speaker. White shark behavioral patterns along the California coast.
  • California Science Teacher Association Conference. Palm Springs, CA. Oct. 2013. Focus speaker. Developing shark tracking robots.
  • Golden Coast Lady Anglers. Ventura, CA. Nov. 2013. Invited speaker. The science behind of catch & release.
  • New England Aquarium. Nov. 2013. Invited speaker. The recovery of apex marine predators of California.
  • Best Practices Sportfishing workshop -- plenary speaker. Ventura, CA. Aug. 2013. The science behind catch & release.
  • Best Practices Sportfishing workshop -- plenary speaker. Tampa, FL. April. 2013. The science behind catch & release.
  • Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. May 2013. The recovery of apex marine predator populations.
  • Southern California Aquarium Collaborative Lecture Series - Apr. 2013. Seeking sanctuaries for sharks.
  • California State University Fullerton - Biological Science Dept. seminar - Mar 2013. White sharks of the northeastern Pacific: a conservation success story or on the verge of endangerment?
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium - Conservation Research Program Seminar. Feb. 2013. Juvenile white sharks of southern California.
  • Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Savanna GA - Best Practices Sportfishing workshop -- plenary speaker. Nov. 2012. The science behind catch & release.
  • Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary - Sanctuary Advisory Council - guest speaker. Sept. 2012. Using information on fish movement and habitat use to assess MPA design and performance.
  • COSEE-West - Ocean Observing Systems: Summer Teacher Institute 2012 - guest speaker. Aug. 2012. Spying on the fishes: technology that biologists use to measure behavior.
  • Pacific Fisheries Management Council - Scientific Advisory Committee - June 2012. What is known about barotrauma in rockfishes?
  • Friday Harbor Laboratories - Seminar series. April 2012. White sharks of California: A conservation success story or an insidious trophic tragedy in the making?
  • NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center - Monster Seminar Jam. April 2012. White sharks of California: A conservation success story or an insidious trophic tragedy in the making?
  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium - Lecture Series. Dec. 2011. Following the contaminated white croaker of San Pedro Bay.
  • Los Angeles Rod & Reel Club - keynote speaker. Oct. 2011. Are white sharks really on the rise in California?
  • Australian Society of Fish Biology - keynote speaker. Jul. 2011. Quantifying physiological and behavioral ecology of marine fishes using telemetry: choosing the right tools for the job. Townsville, Australia.
  • Scripps Institution of Oceanography - Marine Biology Research Division. Seminar. Feb. 2011. White sharks of southern California: A conservation success story or an insidious trophic tragedy?
  • Department of Biological Sciences, California State University Long Beach. Department Seminar. Oct. 2010. White sharks of the eastern Pacific: A conservation success story or an insidious trophic tragedy?
  • Sharks International Conference - keynote speaker. Jun. 2010. Shark behavior research: we've come a long way! Cairns, Australia.
  • SCCWRP seminar series. May 2010. Historic fishery interactions with juvenile white sharks in southern California: Banning of nearshore gillnets haven't eliminated the threats.
  • School of Fisheries - University of Alaska - Juneau seminar. May 2010. The effects of angling induced trauma on the physiology, behavior, and survival of southern California nearshore fishes.
  • Moss Landing Marine Lab - Dept. seminar series. Apr. 2010. The influence of fisheries interactions and environmental contaminants on white sharks in southern California.
  • Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. May 2009. Taking a bite out of shark myths and misconceptions.
  • Los Angeles Rod and Reel Club. Monthly meeting. Mar. 2009. Studying bonefish and reef sharks at Palmyra Atoll.
  • Ventura Sportfishing Club. Monthly meeting. Mar. 2009. The MLPA is coming to Southern California: what will this mean for sportfishing?
  • Cypress College. STEM program Lecture Series. Feb. 2009. The elusive cookie cutter shark: the little shark with a renowned bite.
  • COSEE-West. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Workshop series. Oct. 2008. The MLPA is coming to Southern California.
  • Department of Biology. Pepperdine University. Department Seminar. Oct. 2008. How small is big enough? Using information on movement and habitat use patterns of nearshore gamefishes to design MPAs
  • Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. Staff workshop. Oct. 2008. The MLPA process and what it means for Southern California.
  • Amigos de Bolsa Chica. Public Lecture. Sep. 2008. Bolsa Chica: taking the sting out of Seal Beach.
  • Orange County Natural History Museum. Public Lecture. Jul. 2008. Why do they bite and sting: what do we know about the sharks and stingrays of southern California.
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and Long Beach Public Library. Public Lecture. Mar. 2008. Adventures in the deep blue sea.
  • Department of Biology. San Diego State University. Seminar series. Nov. 2007. From bonefish to blacktips: examining predator-prey interactions at Palmyra Atoll.
  • Department of Biology. California State University Northridge. Colloquium series. Oct. 2007. Movements and site fidelity of gamefishes near offshore petroleum platforms: Nice real estate but how's the commute?
  • Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific Public Lecture Series. Jul 2006. The sting of Seal Beach - learning to coexist with stingrays.
  • Center for Environmental Analysis (CEA-CREST), California State University, Los Angeles. Jan. 2005. How small is big enough: designing MPAs to accommodate the movements and habitat preferences of nearshore gamefishes.
  • Southern California Coastal Water Research Project Seminar series. May 2004. Understanding the movement patterns of California nearshore gamefishes and its application for management.
  • NMFS-NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle. March 2004. Conservation of North Pacific rockfishes: ecological genetics and stock structure workshop. Methods for studying the movement patterns of rockfishes.
  • Department of Biological Sciences, California State University Long Beach. Feb. 2004. What do we know about the movement and activity patterns for California fishes?
  • San Clemente Surfrider Foundation. January 2004. Sharks of southern California and shark attacks.
  • American Association for Laboratory Animal Science Workshop on Aquatics. April 2003. Field surgery on large sharks and gamefishes.
  • School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, University of Washington. January 2003. Fish movements and marine reserves: How small is big enough?
  • Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. September 2002. Marine reserves: How small is big enough?
  • College of Marine Science, University of South Florida. April 2002. Movement patterns and behavior of tiger sharks along the Hawaiian Archipelago.
  • Scripps Institute of Oceanography. Feb. 2002. Movement patterns and behavior of tiger sharks of the Hawaiian Archipelago.
  • Department of Biological Sciences, California State University Long Beach. Feb. 2002. You have to know where they go: the movement patterns of gamefishes in marine reserves.
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute. Dec. 2001. Behavior of tiger sharks along the Hawaiian Archipelago: Reef residents or ramblers?
  • Moss Landing Marine Laboratory. Dec. 2001. Using telemetry to study elasmobranchs.
  • Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California. Sept. 2001. How safe are your neighborhoods: understanding the movement patterns and habitat requirements of nearshore gamefish within marine reserves.
  • Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Aug. 2001. Tiger sharks: reef residents or ocean ramblers?
  • UCLA Ocean Discovery Center. May 2001. Movement patterns of tiger sharks around Hawaii: reef residents or ramblers?
  • Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific. April, 2001. Tiger sharks.
  • Department of Biological Sciences, California State University Long Beach. Sept., 2000. Movement patterns of tiger sharks around Hawaii: reef residents or ramblers?
  • Bodega Marine Laboratory, University of California, Davis. April, 2000. Movement patterns and bioenergetics of juvenile scalloped hammerhead sharks in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
  • Department of Biological Sciences, California State University Fullerton. May, 1999. Bioenergetics of juvenile hammerhead sharks: trying to make a living in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii.
  • Department of Biology, Arizona State University, West. March, 1999. Ecology of sharks in Hawaiian waters.
  • Department of Biological Sciences, California State University Long Beach. April 1998. Bioenergetics of hammerhead sharks in Kaneohe Bay: making enough to pay the bills.
  • Marine Biology Department, Scripp's Institute of Oceanography. April 1998. Shark research in Hawaii.
  • Department of Biology, Boston University. Nov. 1997. Fun in the sun: suntanning sharks.
  • Biology Department, Gordon College. Nov. 1997. Shark research in Hawaii.
  • School of Natural Sciences, Silliman University, Negros, Philippines. Jan. 1997. Movement patterns of tiger and hammerhead sharks in Hawaiian coastal waters.
  • Biology Department, Gordon College. Oct. 1995. History of shark control in Hawaii.
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Aug. 1994. Aspects of shark research in Hawaii.

Invited Panelist

  • SACNAS - Emerging technological approaches in Ocean Science research. Oct. 2016. Long Beach, CA
  • American Elasmobranch Society Graduate Student workshop. July 2016. New Orleans, LA.
  • 2nd reunion de marcaje satelital y telemetria Acustica: taller de collaboracion. February 2016. La Paz, Baja, Mexico.
  • The natural history of Los Angeles - Our coastal environment: Past, present, and future. April 2015. Los Angeles, CA.
  • Gulf of Mexico Barotrauma Research Workshop. Sept. 2013. St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Best recreational fishing practices workshop. August 2013. Ventura, CA.
  • Best recreational fishing practices workshop. April 2013. Largo, FL.
  • Best recreational fishing practices workshop. April 2012. Richmond Hill, GA.
  • Electromagnetic fields and Aquatic Life workshop. Nov. 2012. Monterey, CA
  • FishSmart Pacific Workshop on Improving the Survival of Released Fish Focusing on Barotrauma. May 2012. Portland, OR
  • Channel Islands Symposium. Special Session: The first five years of monitoring the Channel Islands Marine Protected Area Network. Feb. 2008. Ventura, CA.
  • IDWG and Technical Expert Panel - State of California. Jan. 2008. Oil and gas platform decommissioning options - refinement of issues and questions. Long Beach, CA.
  • Marine reserves off California: What do we really know about their impact on marine fisheries? Nov. 2007. Western Society of Naturalists Presidential Symposium. Ventura, CA.
  • COSEE-West Science Research and Exhibitry. Feb. 2007. Retreat organized by COSEE-West. San Pedro, CA.
  • Advanced sample technology workshop acoustic tagging and integrated ocean observing systems. Dec. 2006. Workshop organized by NOAA Fisheries Southwest Fisheries Science Center, Fisheries Ecology Division. Santa Cruz, CA.
  • Passive acoustic telemetry technology: Current applications and future directions. December 2005. International workshop organized by C.G. Lowe, M. Heupel, and C. Simpfendorfer, sponsored by USC Seagrant and Vemco-Amirix. Catalina Island, CA.
  • Shoreline and Marine Boundaries: Datums, Jurisdictions, and Policy. October 2005. Workshop organized and sponsored by NOAA and Calif. Dept. of Fish & Game. Long Beach, CA.
  • American Elasmobranch Society. July 2005. Careers in elasmobranch research. Workshop organized by Student Activities Committee. Tampa, FL.
  • Shark satellite tagging workshop. December 2003. Workshop organized by Mote Marine Laboratory and sponsored by NFS. Sarasota, Florida.
  • NOAA Workshop on Northwestern Hawaiian Island. May 2003. Workshop organized by NOAA to develop a research plan for the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • American Elasmobranch Society. June 2000. Student workshop on how to get a job in academia. 16th annual meeting, La Paz. Mexico.
  • American Society of Ichthyologist and Herpetologist. June 1996. Workshop on the role of scientists in conservation. 76th annual meeting, New Orleans.
  • Center for Marine Conservation. April 1995. Workshop on the state of 'Shark Conservation in the Pacific' in San Francisco.