Charles Stock

Ph.D., Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Charles Stock is a Research Oceanographer at the NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory. His research interests are in marine ecosystem dynamics and physical-biological interactions over a broad range of space and time scales. The objective of his work is the production of quantitative predictions and projections of interactions between climate and marine ecosystems on time-scales ranging from seasons to multiple decades.


Tittensor, D.P., Eddy, T.D., Lotze, H.K., Galbraith, E.D., Cheung, W.W.L., Barange, M., Blanchard, J., Bopp, L., Bryndum-Buchholz, A., Büchner, M., Bulman, C., Carozza, D.A., Christensen, V., Coll, M., Dunne, J.P, Fernandes, J.A., Fulton, E.A., Hobday, A., Huber, V., Jennings, S., Jones, M., Lehodey, P., Link, J.S., Mackinson, S., Maury, O., Niiranen, S., Oliveros-Ramos, R., Roy, T., Schewe, J., Shin, Y.J., Silva, T., Stock, C.A., Steenbeek, J., Underwood, P.J., Volkholz, J., Watson, J., Walker, N.  2018. A protocol for the intercomparison of marine fishery and ecosystem models: Fish-MIP v1.0. Geoscientific Model Development 11: 1421-1442  link

Kearney K, Stock C., Sarmiento J., 2013, Amplification and attenuation of increased primary production in a marine food web., Marine Ecosystem, Oceanography, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 491, 1 – 14, DOI 10.3354/meps10484, link

Cheung W., Frölicher T., Asch R., Jones M., Pinsky M., Reygondeau G., Rodgers K., Rykaczewski R., Sarmiento J., Stock C., Watson J., 2015, Building confidence in projections of the responses of living marine resources to climate change, Climate Change, Marine Management, ICES Journal of Marine Science, link

Kearney K.A., Stock C., Aydin K., Sarmiento J.L., 2012, “Coupling Planktonic Ecosystem and Fisheries Food Web Models for a Pelagic Ecosystem: Description and Validation for the Subarctic Pacific”., Marine Ecosytem, Ecological Modelling, 237-238, 43-62, DOI 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2012.04.006, link

Tommasi, D., Stock, C. A., Hobday, A. J., Methot, R., Kaplan, I. C., Eveson, J. P., Holsman, K., Miller, T. J., Gaichas, S., Gehlen, M., Pershing, A., Vecchi, G. A., Msadek, R., Delworth, T., Eakin, C. M., Haltuch, M. A., Séférian, R., Spillman, C. M., Hartog, J. R., Siedlecki, S., Samhouri, J. F., Muhling, B., Asch, R. G., Pinsky, M. L., Saba, V. S., Kapnick, S. B., Gaitan, C. B., Rykaczewski, R. R., Alexander, M. A., Xue, Y., Pegion, K. V., Lynch, P., Payne, M. R., Kristiansen, T., Lehodey, P., Werner, F. E., 2017, Managing living marine resources in a dynamic environment: The role of seasonal to decadal climate forecasts, Fisheries Management, Climate Change, Progress in Oceanography, 52, 15-49, link

Stock, C. A., John, J. G., Rykaczewski, R. R., Asch, R. G., Cheung, W. W. L., Dunne, J. P., Friedland, K. D., Lam, V. W. Y., Sarmiento, J. L., Watson, R. A. , 2017, Reconciling fisheries catch and ocean productivity, Fisheries Management, Biodiversity, Policy, PNAS, doi:10.1073, link

Frölicher, T.L., Rodgers, K., Stock, C., Cheung, W., 2016, Sources of uncertainties in 21st century projections of potential ocean ecosystem stressors, Oceanography, Climate Change, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Volume 30, link

Friedland K.D., Leaf R.T., Kane J., Tommasi D., Asch R.G., Rebuck N., Ji R., Large S.I., Stockk C., Saba V.S., 2015, Spring bloom dynamics and zooplankton biomass response on the US Northeast Continental Shelf, Biodiversity, Aquaculture, Continental Shelf Research, vol 102, pages 47-61, link

Cheung W., Jones M., Reygondeau G., Stock C., Lam V., Frölicher T., 2016, Structural uncertainty in projecting global fisheries catches under climate change, Fisheries, Climate Change, Ecological Modelling, Volume 325, Pages 57–66, link

Christensen V., Coll M., Buszowski J., Cheung W., Frölicher T.L., Steenbeek J., Stock C., Watson R., Walters C.J., 2014, The global ocean is an ecosystem: Simulating marine life and fisheries., Marine Ecosystem, Global Ecology and Biogeography

Nereus alumnus Rebecca Asch (East Carolina University) writes a blog about her upcoming publication in the journal Global Change Biology, which focuses on how climate change is influencing seasonality, thereby creating critical mismatches in the timing between fish spawning and phytoplankton blooms in marine food webs.