Selected Publications

Articles In Academic Journals

Year Title
2018 Effects of projected changes in wind, atmospheric temperature, and freshwater inflow on the Ross SeaJournal of Climate. 1619-1635.
2018 Modeling larval dispersal and connectivity for Atlantic Sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) in the Middle Atlantic BightFisheries Research. 7-15.
2017 A synergistic approach for evaluating climate model output for ecological applicationsFrontiers in Marine Science.
2017 Distributions of krill and Antarctic silverfish and correlations with environmental variables in the western Ross Sea, AntarcticaMarine Ecology Progress Series. 45.
2017 Modeling the transmission of Perkinsus marinus in the Eastern oyster{\it Crassostrea virginica}Fisheries Research. 82-93.
2016 Fishing and Bottom Water Temperature as Drivers of Change in Maximum Shell Length in Atlantic Surfclams (Spisula solidissima)Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science.
2016 Marine infectious disease dynamics and outbreak thresholds: pandemic infection and the potential role of filter feedersEcosphere.
2016 Microparasitic disease dynamics in benthic suspension feeders: Infective dose, non-focal hosts, and particle diffusionEcological Modelling. 44-61.
2015 Consequences of asymmetric selection pressure and larval dispersal on the evolution of disease resistance; a metapopulation modeling study with oystersMarine Ecology Progress Series. 221-239.
2015 Iron supply and demand in an Antarctic shelf ecosystemGeophysical Research Letters. 8088-8097.
2015 Long-term dynamics in Atlantic surfclam (Spisula solidissima) populations: The role of bottom water temperatureJournal of Marine Systems. 136-148.
2015 Outcomes of asymmetric selection pressure and larval dispersal on evolution of disease resistance: a metapopulation modeling study with oystersMarine Ecology Progress Series. 221.
2015 The Value of Captains’ Behavioral Choices in the Success of the Surfclam (Spisula solidissima) Fishery on the US Mid-Atlantic Coast: a Model EvaluationJ. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci. 1-27.
2014 A modelling study of the role of marine protected areas in metapopulation genetic connectivity in Delaware Bay oystersAquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 645-666.
2014 A theoretical individual-based model of Brown Ring Disease in Manila clams, Venerupis philippinarumJournal of Sea Research. 15-34.
2014 Multiplatform, multidisciplinary investigations of the impacts of modified Circumpolar Deep Water in the Ross Sea, AntarcticaOceanogr.
2014 The effects of changing winds and temperatures on the oceanography of the Ross Sea in the 21st centuryGeophysical Research Letters. 1624-1631.
2013 Construction kits or virtual worlds; Management applications of E2E modelsJournal of Marine Systems. 109.
2013 How do shellfisheries influence genetic connectivity in metapopulations? A modeling study examining the role of lower size limits in oyster fisheriesCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 1813-1828.
2013 Modeling the remote and local connectivity of Antarctic krill populations along the western Antarctic PeninsulaMarine Ecology Progress Series. 69-92.
2012 Circulation and behavior controls on dispersal of Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) larvae in Delaware BayJournal of Marine Research. 411-440.
2012 Circulation and water properties and their relationship to the disease, MSX, in Delaware Bay.Journal of Marine Research. 279-308.
2012 Developing integrated models of Southern Ocean food webs: including ecological complexity, accounting for uncertainty and the importance of scale.Progress in Oceanography.
2012 Does large-scale ocean circulation structure life history connectivity in Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni)?Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences.
2012 End-to End Models: Management Applications, Preface to special section on marine food websProgress in Oceanography.
2012 Modeling the dispersal of Eastern Oyster (Crassostrea virginica) larvae in Delaware BayJournal of Marine Research. 381-409.
2012 The influence of surface winds on Circumpolar Deep Water transport and ice shelf basal melt along the west Antarctic PeninsulaJournal of Climate. 4799-4816.
2012 The rise and fall of Crassostrea virginica oyster reefs: The role of disease and fishing in their demise and a vignette on their managementJournal of Marine Research. 505-558.
2012 The role of larval dispersal in metapopulation gene flow: Local population dynamics matterJournal of Marine Research. 441-467.
2012 Understanding the success and failure of oyster populations: Periodicities of Perkinsus marinus, and oyster recruitment, mortality, and sizeJournal of Shellfish Research. 635-646.
2012 Understanding the success and failure of oyster populations: Periodicitites of Perkinsus Marinus, and oyster recruitment, mortality and size.Journal of Shellfish Research. 635-646.
2010 Circulation on the western Antarctic Peninsula and implication for biological productionDeep-Sea Res..
2010 Hydrographic control of the marine ecosystem in the south Shetland-Elephant Island and Bransfield Strait regionDeep-Sea Res. 519-542.
2009 ENSO and variability of the Antarctic Peninsula pelagic marine ecosystem.Ant. Sci.. 135-148.
2009 Understanding how disease and environment combine to structure resistence in estuarine bivalve populationsOceanography. 212-231.
2008 Differential modulation of eastern oyster (Crassostria virginica) disease parasites by the El-Ni˜no-Southern Oscillation and the North Atlantic OscillationInt. J. Earth Sci.. 99-114.
2008 Upper ocean variability in the west Antarctic Peninsula continental shelf waters as measured using instrumented sealsDeep-Sea Res. II,. 323-337.
2007 Benthic predators and northern quahog (=hard clam)(Mercenaria mercenaria Linnaeus, 1758) populationsJ. Shellfish Res.. 995-1010.
2006 A population dynamics model of the Hard clam, Mercenaria mercenaria: development of the age- and length-frequency structure of the population.J. Shellfish Res.. 417-444.
2006 Understanding the Success and Failure of Oyster Populations: Climatic Cycles and Perkinsus marinusJ. Shellfish Res.. 83-94.
2005 The role of feeding behavior in sustaining copepod populations in the tropical oceanJ. Plank. Res. 1013-1031.


Year Title
2010 Physical-biological interactions: integration and modelling.  Marine Ecosystems and Global Change.

Conference Papers

Year Title
2015 Overfiltration of marine diseases II: compartmental models and water column simulations.  611-611.

Research Overview

  • Analysis and modeling of biological and physical interactions in marine ecosystems anddescriptive physical oceanography.
  • Grants

  • Development Implementation Workshops Facilitate Capacity Ocean Circulation  awarded by National Science Foundation 2017 - 2020
  • Productivity in Plynas and the Western Antarctic Peninsula  awarded by National Science Foundation 2017 - 2020
  • Imber Imbizo V Workshop: Management Strategy Evaluation  awarded by Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN) 2017 - 2018
  • Lower James River Estuary Project: Surface Chlorophyll A Distributions  awarded by Hampton Roads Sanitation District Commission 2017 - 2018
  • Policy-Ready Citizen Science Project  awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2016 - 2017
  • Predicted Impacts of Climate Change On The Success of Alternative Management Actions In The Chesapeake Bay: Using Multiple Community Models In Support of Hypoxia Management Decision-Making  awarded by VA Institute of Marine Science 2016 - 2017
  • Synergistic Impacts of Population Growth, Urbanization, And Climate Change On Watershed And Coastal Ecology of The Northeastern United States  awarded by Pennsylvania State University 2016 - 2017
  • Consortium For Oil Spill Exposure Pathways In Coastal River-Dominated Ecosystems  awarded by University of Southern Mississippi 2015 - 2017
  • Policy-Ready Citizen Science  awarded by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration – BWET 2014 - 2017
  • Project SEARCH 2.0  awarded by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration 2011 - 2014
  • Teaching and Leading for a Quality Mathematics Learning Environment  awarded by State Council of Higher Education for Virginia 2011 - 2012
  • Science education advancing research of the Chesapeake Bay and its habitats (SEARCH)  awarded by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – B-WET 2009 - 2012
  • Collaborative research: Impact of mesoscale processes on iron supply and phytoplankton dynamics in the Ross Sea  awarded by National Science Foundation 2008 - 2011
  • Development of a theoretical basis for modeling disease processes  awarded by NSF 2012 -
  • Project SEARCH 2.0.  awarded by National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration 2008 -
  • Education And Training

  • Ph.D. in Marine Sciences and Engineering, North Carolina State University 1980
  • M.S. in Physical Oceanography, North Carolina State University 1976
  • B.S. in Biology, Chestnut Hill College 1974
  • Full Name

  • Eileen Hofmann