James Pringle

Phone: (603) 862-5000
Office: Earth Sciences, Morse Hall Rm 142, Durham, NH 03824
Jamie Pringle

I graduated in 1990 from Dartmouth College with a BA in physics and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint program with a doctorate in Physical Oceanography. I was then a post-doctoral fellow at the Marine Life Research Group at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. I am now an associate professor at the University of New Hampshire.


  • Ph.D., Oceanography(Chem.&Physical), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Physics, Dartmouth College

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 501: Introduction to Oceanography
  • ESCI 701/801: Methods in Earth Science
  • ESCI 758/858: Intro Physical Oceanography
  • ESCI 896: Top/IAM Master's Project
  • ESCI 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Storch, L. S., & Pringle, J. M. (2018). A downstream drift into chaos: Asymmetric dispersal in a classic density dependent population model. Theoretical Population Biology, 123, 9-17. doi:10.1016/j.tpb.2018.04.003

Pringle, J. M. (2018). Remote Forcing of Shelf Flows by Density Gradients and the Origin of the Annual Mean Flow on the Mid‐Atlantic Bight. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 123(7), 4464-4482. doi:10.1029/2017jc013721

Storch, L. S., Pringle, J. M., Alexander, K. E., & Jones, D. O. (2017). Revisiting the logistic map: A closer look at the dynamics of a classic chaotic population model with ecologically realistic spatial structure and dispersal. Theoretical Population Biology, 114, 10-18. doi:10.1016/j.tpb.2016.11.004

Pringle, J. M., Byers, J. E., He, R., Pappalardo, P., & Wares, J. (2017). Ocean currents and competitive strength interact to cluster benthic species range boundaries in the coastal ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 567, 29-40. doi:10.3354/meps12065

Ewers‐Saucedo, C., Pringle, J. M., Sepúlveda, H. H., Byers, J. E., Navarrete, S. A., & Wares, J. P. (2016). The oceanic concordance of phylogeography and biogeography: a case study in

otochthamalus. Ecology and Evolution, 6(13), 4403-4420. doi:10.1002/ece3.2205

Pringle, J. M., Blakeslee, A. M. H., Byers, J. E., & Roman, J. (2011). Asymmetric dispersal allows an upstream region to control population structure throughout a species' range. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108(37), 15288-15293. doi:10.1073/pnas.1100473108

Blakeslee, A. M. H., McKenzie, C. H., Darling, J. A., Byers, J. E., Pringle, J. M., & Roman, J. (2010). A hitchhiker’s guide to the Maritimes: anthropogenic transport facilitates long-distance dispersal of an invasive marine crab to Newfoundland. Diversity and Distributions, 16(6), 879-891. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4642.2010.00703.x

Huret, M., Runge, J. A., Chen, C., Cowles, G., Xu, Q., & Pringle, J. M. (2007). Dispersal modeling of fish early life stages: sensitivity with application to Atlantic cod in the western Gulf of Maine. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 347, 261-274. doi:10.3354/meps06983

Pringle, J. M., & Wares, J. P. (2007). Going against the flow: maintenance of alongshore variation in allele frequency in a coastal ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 335, 69-84. doi:10.3354/meps335069

Byers, J. E., & Pringle, J. M. (2006). Going against the flow: retention, range limits and invasions in advective environments. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 313, 27-41. doi:10.3354/meps313027

Most Cited Publications