Marisol García-Reyes, Ph.D.

Research Interest

Understanding and describing variability in coastal upwelling  (García-Reyes and Largier, 2012), focusing on the climatic drivers of such variability (García-Reyes et al. In pressGarcía-Reyes et al. 2013) and its impact on the coastal ecosystem (García-Reyes and Sydeman, 2017García-Reyes et al. 2013).

Current Projects

CalBenJI - The goal of the California-Benguela Joint Investigation is to compare and contrast how climate influences the marine ecosystem in the California and Benguela East Boundary Upwelling Systems.

MOCI - The Multivariate Ocean Climate Indicator project provides synthesized regional indices of coastal environment conditions for California.


2017 - García-Reyes M, Lamont T, Sydeman WJ, Black BA, Rykaczewski RR, Thompson SA, and Bograd SJ. A comparison of modes of upwelling-favorable wind variability in the Benguela and California current ecosystems. Journal of Marine Sciences, in press.

2017 - Lamont T, García-Reyes M, Bograd SJ, van der Lingen CD and Sydeman WJ. Upwelling indices for comparative ecosystem studies: Variability in the Benguela Upwelling System. Journal of Marine Sciences, in press.

2017 - García-Reyes M and Sydeman WJ. California Multivariate Ocean Climate Indicator (MOCI) and marine ecosystem dynamics. Ecological Indicators, 72, 521-529.

2017 - Gentemann CL, Fewings MR, and García-Reyes M. Satellite sea-surface temperatures along the west coast of the west coast of the United States during the 2014-2016 northeast California marine heat wave. Geophysical Research Letters, 44, 312-319. 

2015 - García-Reyes M, Sydeman WJ, Schoeman DS, Rykaczewski RR, Black BA, Smit AJ and Bograd SJ. Under Pressure: Climate Change, Upwelling, and Eastern Boundary Upwelling Ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science, 2, p.109. [pdf]

2015 - Bakun A, Black BA, Bograd SJ, García-Reyes M, Miller AJ, Rykaczewski RR, Sydeman WJ. Anticipated effects of climate change on coastal upwelling ecosystems. Current Climate Change Reports, 1(2), p. 85-93. [pdf]

2015 - Rykaczewski RR, Dunne JP, Sydeman WJ, García-Reyes M, Black BA, and Bograd SJ. Poleward displacement of coastal upwelling-favorable winds in the ocean’s eastern boundary currents through the 21st century. Geophys. Res. Lett.. 42(15). p.6424-6431. [pdf]

2014 - Sydeman WJ, García-Reyes M, Schoeman D, Rykaczewski RR, Black BA, Thompson SA, Bograd SJ. Climate change and wind intensification in coastal upwelling ecosystems. Science, 345(6192). [pdf]

2014 - Black BA, Sydeman WJ, Frank D, Griffin D, García-Reyes M, Rykaczewski RR, Bograd SJ. Six centuries of variability and extremes in a coupled marine-terrestrial ecosystem. Science, 345(6203). [pdf]

2014 - García-Reyes M, Largier JL, and Sydeman WJ. Synoptic-scale upwelling indices and predictions of phyto- and zooplankton populations. Progr. in Oceanogr. 120. p.177-188. [pdf]

2014 - Sydeman WJ, Thompson SA, García-Reyes M, Kahru M, Largier JL. Multivariate ocean-climate indicators for the central California Current: integrating the indicators and environmental conditions, 1990-2010. Progr. in Oceanogr. 120, p. 352-369. doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2013.10.017. [pdf]

2013 - García-Reyes M, Sydeman WJ, Black BA, Rykaczewski RR, Shoeman DS, Thompson SA, and Bograd SJ. Relative Influence of Oceanic and Terrestrial Pressure Systems in Driving Upwelling-Favorable Winds. Geophys. Res. Lett.. 40(19), p.5311-5315. doi:10.1002/2013GL057729. [pdf]

2013 - García-Reyes M, Sydeman WJ, Thompson SA, Black BA, Rykaczewski RR, Thayer JA, and Bograd SJ. Integrated assessment of wind effects on Central California’s pelagic ecosystem. Ecosystems 14(5), 722-735. [pdf]

2012 - García-Reyes M and Largier JL. Seasonality of coastal upwelling off central and northern California: New insights, including temporal and spatial variability. Journal of Geophysical Research 117(C03028). [pdf]

2010 - García-Reyes M and Largier JL. Observations of increased wind-driven coastal upwelling off central California. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115(C04011). [pdf]