Dr Henry Ruhl

Role/area of expertise

Deep-Sea Ecology

Location & Contact Details

Location: 
Southampton
Telephone Extension: 
26365
(External 02380 596365)
Contact Email: 
h.ruhl@noc.ac.uk
Office / Desk Location: 
496/07
Affiliation: 
NERC

Dr Henry Ruhl

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Abyssal benthic fauna inhabit approximately 60% of the Earth’s surface, mediate carbon sequestration processes at a carbon cycle end member, and have poorly understood biological and ecological attributes. The importance of describing such communities is growing as energy, fisheries, and mining activities continue to develop in deeper waters. Understanding contemporary processes will be crucial in evaluating any anthropogenic impacts in the deep-ocean. In addition to deep-sea ecological research I’m helping to coordinate ocean observatory efforts related to ESONET, EMSO, and DELOS. These programs work not only through government funded research, but also by collaborating with industry. Such objective collaboration is already leading to outcomes not otherwise possible through academic or industrial research alone.

Membership of Committees and Boards

• ESONET science objectives workpackage leader (www.esonet-emso.org) • EMSO Associate scientist (www.esonet-emso.org) • NSF Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry, 2008 Theme Leader • NSF Long-Term Ecological Research Program, Associate Scientist • Deep-Ocean Environmental Long-Term Observatory System (www.delos-project.org), Steering Committee Member • American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member • Ecological Society of America, Member • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography, Member 2008 special session “Long-term ecological research in the deep sea” organizer • American Geophysical Union, Member • Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (SIO) • Deep-Sea Biology (informal organization which meets every three years)

Latest Publications for Dr Henry Ruhl

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Vardaro, Michael F.; Bagley, Philip M.; Bailey, David M.; Bett, Brian J.; Jones, Daniel O.B.; Milligan, Rosanna J.; Priede, Imants G.; Risien, Craig M.; Rowe, Gilbert T.; Ruhl, Henry A.. 2013 A Southeast Atlantic deep-ocean observatory: first experiences and results. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 11. 304-315. 10.4319/lom.2013.11.304

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Wilson, S.E.; Ruhl, H.A.; Smith, K.L.. 2013 Zooplankton fecal pellet flux in the abyssal northeast Pacific: A 15 year time-series study. Limnology and Oceanography, 58 (3). 881-892. 10.4319/lo.2013.58.3.0881

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Laguionie-Marchais, C.; Billett, D.S.M.; Paterson, G.L.D.; Ruhl, H.A.; Soto, E.H.; Smith, K.L.; Thatje, S.. 2013 Inter-annual dynamics of abyssal polychaete communities in the North East Pacific and North East Atlantic—A family-level study. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 75. 175-186. 10.1016/j.dsr.2012.12.007

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Mora, Camilo, Wei, Chih-Lin, Rollo, Audrey, Amaro, Teresa, Baco, Amy R., Billett, David, Bopp, Laurent, Chen, Qi, Collier, Mark, Danovaro, Roberto, Gooday, Andrew J., Grupe, Benjamin M., Halloran, Paul R., Ingels, Jeroen, Jones, Daniel O.B., Levin, Lisa A., Nakano, Hideyuki, Norling, Karl, Ramirez-Llodra, Eva, Rex, Michael, Ruhl, Henry A., Smith, Craig R., Sweetman, Andrew K., Thurber, Andrew R., Tjiputra, Jerry F., Usseglio, Paolo, Watling, Les, Wu, Tongwen and Yasuhara, Moriaki (2013) Biotic and Human Vulnerability to Projected Changes in Ocean Biogeochemistry over the 21st Century. PLoS Biology, 11, (10), e1001682. (doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001682).
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Mace, Georgina M.; Mora, Camilo; Wei, Chih-Lin; Rollo, Audrey; Amaro, Teresa; Baco, Amy R.; Billett, David; Bopp, Laurent; Chen, Qi; Collier, Mark; Danovaro, Roberto; Gooday, Andrew J.; Grupe, Benjamin M.; Halloran, Paul R.; Ingels, Jeroen; Jones, Daniel O.B.; Levin, Lisa A.; Nakano, Hideyuki; Norling, Karl; Ramirez-Llodra, Eva; Rex, Michael; Ruhl, Henry A.; Smith, Craig R.; Sweetman, Andrew K.; Thurber, Andrew R.; Tjiputra, Jerry F.; Usseglio, Paolo; Watling, Les; Wu, Tongwen; Yasuhara, Moriaki. 2013 Biotic and Human Vulnerability to Projected Changes in Ocean Biogeochemistry over the 21st Century. PLoS Biology, 11 (10). e1001682. 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001682

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Vardaro, Michael F., Bagley, Philip F., Bailey, David M., Bett, Brian J., Jones, Daniel O.B., Milligan, Rosanna J., Priede, Imants J., Risien, Craig M., Rowe, Gilbert T., Ruhl, Henry A., Sangoley, Bomba B., Smith, Kenneth J., Walls, Jim and Clarke, Jim (2013) A Southeast Atlantic deep-ocean observatory: first experiences and results. Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 11, 304-311. (doi:10.4319/lom.2013.11.304).
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Jeffreys, Rachel M.; Burke, Ciara; Jamieson, Alan J.; Narayanaswamy, Bhavani E.; Ruhl, Henry A.; Smith, Kenneth L.; Witte, Ursula. 2013 Feeding Preferences of Abyssal Macrofauna Inferred from In Situ Pulse Chase Experiments. PLoS ONE, 8 (11). e80510. 10.1371/journal.pone.0080510

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Smith, K.L.; Ruhl, H.A.; Kahru, M.; Huffard, C.L.; Sherman, A.D.. 2013 Deep ocean communities impacted by changing climate over 24 y in the abyssal northeast Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110 (49). 19838-19841. 10.1073/pnas.1315447110

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Laguionie-Marchais, C., Billett, D.S.M., Paterson, G.L.D., Ruhl, H.A., Soto, E.H., Smith, K.L. and Thatje, S. (2013) Inter-annual dynamics of abyssal polychaete communities in the North East Pacific and North East Atlantic – A family-level study. Deep Sea Research Part I Oceanographic Research Papers, 75, 175-186. (doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2012.12.007).
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Wilson, S.E., Ruhl, H.A. and Smith, K.L. (2013) Zooplankton fecal pellet flux in the abyssal northeast Pacific: A 15 year time-series study. Limnology and Oceanography, 58, (3), 881-892. (doi:10.4319/lo.2013.58.3.0881).
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Jeffreys, Rachel M., Burke, Ciara, Jamieson, Alan J., Narayanaswamy, Bhavani E., Ruhl, Henry A., Smith, Kenneth L. and Witte, Ursula (2013) Feeding Preferences of Abyssal Macrofauna Inferred from In Situ Pulse Chase Experiments. PLoS ONE, 8, (11), e80510. (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080510).
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Smith, K.L., Ruhl, H.A., Kahru, M., Huffard, C.L. and Sherman, A.D. (2013) Deep ocean communities impacted by changing climate over 24 y in the abyssal northeast Pacific Ocean. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110, (49), 19838-19841. (doi:10.1073/pnas.1315447110).
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Vernet, Maria; Smith, Kenneth; Cefarelli, Adrián; Helly, John; Kaufmann, Ronald; Lin, Hai; Long, David; Murray, Alison; Robison, Bruce; Ruhl, Henry; Shaw, Timothy; Sherman, Alana; Sprintall, Janet. 2012 Islands of Ice: Influence of Free-Drifting Antarctic Icebergs on Pelagic Marine Ecosystems. Oceanography, 25 (3). 38-39. 10.5670/oceanog.2012.72

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Hartman, S.E.; Lampitt, R.S.; Larkin, K.E.; Pagnani, M.; Campbell, J.; Gkritzalis, T.; Jiang, Z-P.; Pebody, C.A.; Ruhl, H.A.; Gooday, A.J.; Bett, B.J.; Billett, D.S.M.; Provost, P.; McLachlan, R.; Turton, J.D.; Lankester, S.. 2012 The Porcupine Abyssal Plain fixed-point sustained observatory (PAP-SO): variations and trends from the Northeast Atlantic fixed-point time-series. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 69 (5). 776-783. 10.1093/icesjms/fss077

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Drazen, Jeffrey C.; Bailey, David M.; Ruhl, Henry A.; Smith, Kenneth L.. 2012 The Role of Carrion Supply in the Abundance of Deep-Water Fish off California. PLoS ONE, 7 (11). e49332. 10.1371/journal.pone.0049332

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Moeseneder, M.M.; Smith, K.L.; Ruhl, H.A.; Jones, D.O.B.; Witte, U.; Prosser, J.I.. 2012 Temporal and depth-related differences in prokaryotic communities in abyssal sediments associated with particulate organic carbon flux. Deep Sea Research Part I Oceanographic Research Papers, 70. 26-35. 10.1016/j.dsr.2012.07.010

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Kahn, Amanda S.; Ruhl, Henry A.; Smith, Kenneth L.. 2012 Temporal changes in deep-sea sponge populations are correlated to changes in surface climate and food supply. Deep Sea Research Part I Oceanographic Research Papers, 70. 36-41. 10.1016/j.dsr.2012.08.001

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Moeseneder, M.M., Smith, K.L., Ruhl, H.A., Jones, D.O.B., Witte, U. and Prosser, J.I. (2012) Temporal and depth-related differences in prokaryotic communities in abyssal sediments associated with particulate organic carbon flux. Deep Sea Research Part I Oceanographic Research Papers, 70, 26-35. (doi:10.1016/j.dsr.2012.07.010).
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Hartman, S.E., Lampitt, R.S., Larkin, K.E., Pagnani, M., Campbell, J., Gkritzalis, T., Jiang, Z-P., Pebody, C.A., Ruhl, H.A., Gooday, A.J., Bett, B.J., Billett, D.S.M., Provost, P., McLachlan, R., Turton, J.D. and Lankester, S. (2012) The Porcupine Abyssal Plain fixed-point sustained observatory (PAP-SO): variations and trends from the Northeast Atlantic fixed-point time-series. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 69, (5), 776-783. (doi:10.1093/icesjms/fss077).
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Vernet, Maria, Smith, Kenneth, Cefarelli, Adrián, Helly, John, Kaufmann, Ronald, Lin, Hai, Long, David, Murray, Alison, Robison, Bruce, Ruhl, Henry, Shaw, Timothy, Sherman, Alana and Sprintall, Janet (2012) Islands of Ice: Influence of Free-Drifting Antarctic Icebergs on Pelagic Marine Ecosystems. Oceanography, 25, (3), 38-39. (doi:10.5670/oceanog.2012.72).

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