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Gregr, E.J., V. Christensen, L. Nichol, R. Martone, R. Markel, J.C. Watson, C.D.G. Harley, E.A. Pakhomov, J.B. Shurin, and K.M.A. Chan. 2020. Cascading social-ecological costs and benefits triggered by a recovering keystone predator. Science. DOI:

Nephin, J., E.J. Gregr, C. St. Germain, C. Fields, and J.L. Finney. 2020. Development of a Species Distribution Modelling Framework and its Application to Twelve Species on Canada’s Pacific Coast. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2020/004. xii + 107 p.

Davies, S.C., E.J. Gregr, J. Lessard, P. Bartier, and P. Wills. 2019. Coastal digital elevation models integrating ocean bathymetry and land topography for marine ecological analyses in Pacific Canadian waters. Can. Tech. Rep. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 3321: vi + 38 p.

Gregr, E.J., D.M. Palacios, A. Thompson, and K.M.A. Chan. 2018. Why less complexity produced better forecasts: an independent evaluation of kelp habitat models. Ecography 42:428-443.

Shah S.H., L. Rodina, J.M. Burt, E.J. Gregr, M. Chapman, S. Williams, N.J. Wilson, and G. McDowell. 2018. Unpacking social-ecological transformations: Conceptual, ethical and methodological insights. The Anthropocene Review 5(3):250-65.

Bennett, N.J., M. Kaplan-Hallam, G. Augustine, N. Ban, D. Belhabib, I. Brueckner-Irwin, A. Charles, J. Couture, S. Eger, L. Fanning, P. Foley, A.M. Goodfellow, L. Greba, E.J. Gregr, D. Hall, S. Harper, B. Maloney, J. McIsaac, J., W. Ou, E. Pinkerton, D. Porter, R. Sparrow, R. Stephenson, A. Stocks, U.R. Sumaila, T. Sutcliffe, and M. Bailey. 2018. Coastal and Indigenous community access to marine resources and the ocean: A policy imperative for Canada. Marine Policy, 87, 186–193. 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.10.023.

Keeling, B., M. Hessing-Lewis, C. Housty, E.J. Gregr and A. Salomon. 2017. Factors driving spatial variation in egg survival of an ecologically and culturally important forage fish. Aquatic Conservation 27(4): 814-827.

Frid, A., M. McGreer, D.R. Haggarty, J. Beaumont, and E.J. Gregr. 2016. Rockfish size and age: the crossroads of spatial protection, central place fisheries and indigenous rights. Global Ecology and Conservation 8:170-182.

Gregr, E.J., R. Gryba, M.Z. Li, H. Alidina, V. Kostylev, and C.G. Hannah. 2016. A benthic habitat template for Pacific Canada’s continental shelf. Canadian Technical Report of Hydrography and Ocean Sciences 312: vii + 35 p.

Wieland, R., S. Ravensbergen, E.J. Gregr, T. Satterfield, and K.M.A. Chan. 2016. Debunking trickle-down ecosystem services: The fallacy of omnipotent, homogeneous beneficiaries. Ecological Economics 121: 175-180.

Robinson, C., J. Boutillier, D. Biffard, E.J. Gregr, J. Finney, T. Therriault, M. Greenlaw, V. Barrie, M. Foreman, A. Pena, D. Masson, K. Bodker, K. Head, J. Spencer, J. Bernhardt, J. Smith, and C. Short. 2015. Key elements in the development of a hierarchical marine ecological classification for Pacific Canada. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2015/028. viii + 58 p.

Gregr, E.J. and K.M.A. Chan. 2015. Leaps of Faith: How Implicit Assumptions Compromise the Utility of Ecosystem Models for Decision-making. BioScience: biu185.

Gregr, E.J., R. Gryba, M.C. James, L. Brotz, and S.J. Thornton. 2015. Information relevant to the identification of critical habitat for Leatherback Sea Turtles (Dermochelys coriacea) in Canadian Pacific waters. DFO Can. Sci. Advis. Sec. Res. Doc. 2015/079. vii + 32p.

Hui, T.C., R. Gryba, E.J. Gregr, and A.W. Trites. 2015. Assessment of Competition between Fisheries and Steller Sea Lions in Alaska Based on Estimated Prey Biomass, Fisheries Removals and Predator Foraging Behaviour. PloS One, 10(5), e0123786.

Clarke Murray, C., H. Gartner, E.J. Gregr, K.M.A. Chan, E. Pakhomov, and T.W. Therriault. 2014. Spatial distribution of marine invasive species: environmental, demographic and vector drivers. Diversity and distributions 20:7: 824-836.

Gregr, E.J., J. Lessard, and J. Harper. 2013a. A spatial framework for representing nearshore ecosystems. Progress in Oceanography 115:189-201.

Gregr E.J., M.F. Baumgartner, K.L. Laidre, and D.M. Palacios. 2013b. Marine mammal habitat models come of age: the emergence of ecological and management relevance. Endangered Species Research 22:205-212.

Palacios D.M., M.F. Baumgartner, K.L. Laidre, and E.J. Gregr. 2013. Beyond correlation: integrating environmentally and behaviourally mediated processes in models of marine mammal distributions. Endangered Species Research 22:191-203.

Gregr, E.J., A.L. Ahrens, and R.I. Perry. 2012. Reconciling classifications of ecologically and biologically significant areas in the world's oceans. Marine Policy 36: 716-726.

Espinosa-Romero, M.J., E.J. Gregr, C. Walters, V. Christensen and K.M.A. Chan. 2011. Representing mediating effects and species reintroductions in Ecopath with Ecosim. Ecological Modelling 222(9): 1569-1579.

Gregr, E.J. and K.M.A. Chan. 2011. Making Science relevant to marine ecosystem-based management. Biological Conservation 144:670-671.

Gregr, E.J. 2011. Insights into North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica) habitat from historic whaling records. Endangered Species Research 15:223-239.

Chan, K.M.A., Gregr, E.J., and S. Klein. 2009. A critical course change. Science 325:1342-1343.

Gregr, E.J. and K.O. Coyle. 2009. The biogeography of the North Pacific right whale (Eubalaena japonica). Progress in Oceanography 80:188-198.

Gregr, E.J. and A.W. Trites. 2008. A novel presence-only validation technique leads to improved habitat descriptions for the Steller sea lion (Eumetopias jubatus). Marine Ecology Progress Series 365: 247-261.

Gregr, E.J., L. Nichol, J.C. Watson, J.K.B. Ford, and G. M. Ellis, 2008. Estimating carrying capacity for sea otters in British Columbia. Journal of Wildlife Management 72(2): 382-388.

Gregr, E.J., and R. Coatta. 2008. Environmental data for the eastern North Pacific and Bering Sea. Fisheries Centre Research Reports 16(6). 76p.

Gregr, E.J. and K.M. Bodtker, 2007. Adaptive classification of marine ecosystems: identifying biologically meaningful regions in the marine environment. Deep-Sea Research 1 54:385-402.

Trites, A.W., A.J. Miller, H.D.G. Maschner, and 28 others. 2007. Bottom-up forcing and the decline of Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus) in Alaska: assessing the ocean climate hypothesis. Fisheries Oceanography 16(1): 46-67.

Trites, A.W., V.B. Deecke, E.J. Gregr, J.K.B. Ford, and P.F. Olesiuk. 2007. Killer whales, whaling and sequential megafaunal collapse in the North Pacific: a comparative analysis of the dynamics of marine mammals in Alaska and British Columbia following commercial whaling. Marine Mammal Science 23(4): 751-765. Published online: 12-Jul-2006. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-7692.2006.00076.x.

Zacharias, M. and E.J. Gregr, 2005. Sensitivity and vulnerability in marine environments: A value-stress approach to identifying Vulnerable Marine Areas. Conservation Biology 19(1): 86-97.

Gregr, E.J., J. Calambokidis, L. Convey, J.K.B. Ford, R.I. Perry, L. Spaven, and M. Zacharias. 2005. Proposed Recovery Strategy for Blue, Fin, and Sei Whales (Balaenoptera musculus, B. physalus, and B. borealis) in Pacific Canadian waters. Nanaimo: Fisheries and Oceans Canada. vi + 54 p.

COSEWIC 2005. COSEWIC assessment and update status report on the fin whale Balaenoptera physalus in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa. ix + 37 p.

Jamieson, G.S., E.J. Gregr, and C. Robinson. 2004. Northern abalone case study for the determination of critical habitat. Can. Sci. Adv. Sec. Res. Doc. 2004/117. 63 p.

Gregr, E.J. 2003. Marine mammals in the Hecate Strait ecosystem. Canadian Technical Report of the Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 2503. 56 p.

Flinn, R.D., A.W. Trites, E.J. Gregr and R.I. Perry. 2002. Diets of fin, sei, and sperm whales in British Columbia: An analysis of commercial whaling records, 1963-1967. Marine Mammal Science, 18(3): 663-679.

Gregr, E.J. and A.W. Trites, 2001. Predictions of critical habitat for five whale species in the waters of coastal British Columbia. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58: 1265-1285.

Gregr, E.J., L. Nichol, J.K.B. Ford, G. Ellis and A.W. Trites. 2000. Migration and population structure of northeastern Pacific Whales off Coastal British Columbia: An analysis of commercial whaling records from 1908 to 1967. Marine Mammal Science, 16(4): 699-727.