PUBLICATIONS: (53 total, plus 3 in review) *student/post-doc author

*Torres, W. I., and J. L. Hench, in review. Curvature dynamics of a coastal barotropic outflow jet on a slope. Submitted to Journal of Physical Oceanography.

*Winslow, E. M., K. E. Speare, T. C. Adam, D. E. Burkepile, J. L. Hench, and H. S. Lenihan, in review. Corals survive severe bleaching event in refuges related to taxa, colony size, and water depth. Submitted to Scientific Reports.

*Duvall, M. S., J. H. Rosman, and J. L. Hench, in review. Observations of combined wave-current flow interactions with high relief coral reef topography. Submitted to Journal of Geophyscial Research (Oceans).

Viehman, T. S., B. G. Reguero, H. S. Lenihan, J. H. Rosman, C. D. Storlazzi, E. A. Goergen, M. F. Canals Silander, S. H. Groves, D. M. Holstein, A. W. Bruckner; J. V. Carrick, B. K. Haus, J. B. Royster, *M. S. Duvall, *W. I. Torres, and J. L. Hench, 2023. Coral restoration for coastal resilience: a framework for multi-scale integration of ecology, hydrodynamics, and engineering. Ecosphere, 14 (5): e4517. [abstract] [PDF]

Yu, X., J. H. Rosman, and J. L. Hench, 2022. Boundary layer dynamics and bottom friction in combined wave-current flows over large roughness elements. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 931: A11. [abstract] [PDF]

Grottoli, A. G., R. J. Toonen, R. van Woesik, R. Vega Thurber, M. E. Warner, R. H. McLachlan, J. Price, K. D. Bahr, I. B. Baums, K. Castillo, M. A. Coffroth, R. Cunning, K. Dobson, M. Donahue, J. L. Hench, R. Iglesias-Prieto, D. Kemp, C. D. Kenkel, D. Kline, I. B. Kuffner, J. Matthews, A. Mayfield, J. Padilla-Gamino, S. Palumbi, C. R. Voolstra, V. M. Weis, and H. C. Wu, 2021. Increasing comparability among coral bleaching experiments. Ecological Applications, 31(4): e2262. [abstract] [PDF]

*Duvall, M. S., J. H. Rosman, and J. L. Hench, 2020. Estimating geometric properties of coral reef topography using obstacle- and surface-based approaches. Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 125 (6): e2019JC015870. [abstract] [PDF]

*James, A. K., L. Washburn, C. Gotschalk, S. Maritorena, A. Alldredge, C. E. Nelson, J. L. Hench, J. J. Leichter, A. S. J. Wyatt, and C. A. Carlson, 2020. An island mass effect resolved near Moorea, French Polynesia. Frontiers in Marine Science, 7: 16. [abstract] [PDF]

*Duvall, M. S., J. L. Hench, and J. H. Rosman, 2019. Collapsing complexity: metrics to quantify multi-scale properties of reef topography. Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 124: 5021-5038. [abstract] [PDF]

*Viehman, T. S., J. L. Hench, S. P. Griffin, A. Malhotra, K. Egan, and P. N. Halpin, 2018. Understanding differential patterns in coral reef recovery: chronic hydrodynamic disturbance as a limiting mechanism for coral colonization. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 605: 135-150. [abstract] [PDF]

Edmunds, P. J., S. E. McIlroy, M. Adjeroud, P. Ang, J. L. Bergman, R. C. Carpenter, M. A. Coffroth, A. G. Fujimura, J. L. Hench, S. J. Holbrook, J. J. Leichter, S. Muko, Y. Nakajima, M. Nakamura, C. B. Paris, R. J. Schmitt, M. Sutthacheap, R. J. Toonen, K. Sakai, G. Suzuki, L. Washburn, A. S. J. Wyatt, and S. Mitarai, 2018. Critical information gaps impeding understanding of the role of larval connectivity among coral reef islands in an era of global change. Frontiers in Marine Science, 5: 290. [abstract] [PDF]

Collin, A., C. Ramambason, Y. Pastol, E. Casella, A. Rovere, L. Thiault, B. Espiau, G. Siu, F. Lerouvreur, N. Nakamura, J. L. Hench, R. J. Schmitt, S. J. Holbrook, M. Troyer, and N. Davies, 2018. Very high resolution mapping of coral reef state using airborne bathymetric LiDAR surface-intensity and drone imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing, 39 (17): 5676-5688. [abstract] [PDF]

*Safaie, A., N. J. Silbiger, T. R. McClanahan, E. R. Pawlak, D. J. Barshis, J. L. Hench, J. S. Rogers, G. J. Williams, and K. A. Davis, 2018. High frequency temperature variability reduces the risk of coral bleaching. Nature Communications, 9: 1617. [abstract] [PDF]

*Yu, X., J. H. Rosman, and J. L. Hench, 2018. Interaction of waves with idealized high-relief bottom roughness. Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 123 (4): 3038-3059. [abstract] [PDF]

Collin, A., J. L. Hench, Y. Pastol, S. Planes, L. Thiault, R. J. Schmitt, S. J. Holbrook, N. Davies, and M. Troyer, 2018. High resolution topobathymetry using a Pleiades-1 triplet: Moorea in 3D. Remote Sensing of Environment, 208: 109-119. [abstract] [PDF]

*Sridharan, V. K., S. G. Monismith, D. A. Fong, and J. L. Hench, 2018. One-dimensional particle tracking with streamline preserving junctions for flows in channel networks. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 144 (2): 04017063. [abstract] [PDF]

*Herdman, L. M. M., J. L. Hench, O. Fringer, and S. G. Monismith, 2017. Behavior of a wave-driven buoyant surface jet in a coral reef pass. Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 122 (5): 4088-4109. [abstract] [PDF]

Casella, E., A. Collin, D. Harris, S. Ferse, S. Bejarano, V. Parravicini, J. L. Hench, and A. Rovere, 2017. Mapping coral reefs using consumer-grade drones and structure from motion photogrammetry techniques. Coral Reefs, 36 (1): 269-275. [abstract] [PDF]

Guo, T., A. Capra, M. Troyer, A. Gruen, A. J. Brooks, J. L. Hench, R. J. Schmitt, S. J. Holbrook, and M. Dubbini, 2016. Accuracy assessment of underwater photogrammetric three dimensional modeling for coral reefs. International Archive of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, XLI-B5: 821-828. [abstract] [PDF]

Knee, K. L., E. D. Crook, J. L. Hench, J. J. Leichter, and A. Paytan, 2016. Assessment of submarine groundwater discharge (SGD) as a source of dissolved radium and nutrients to Moorea (French Polynesia) coastal waters. Estuaries and Coasts, 39 (6): 1651-1668. [abstract] [PDF]

Davies, N., D. Field, D. Gavaghan, S. Holbrook, S. Planes, M. Troyer, M. Bonsall, J. Claudet, G. Roderick, R. Schmitt, L. A. Zettler, V. Berteaux, H. C. Bossin, C. Cabasse, A. Collin, J. Deck, T. Dell, J. Dunne, R. Gates, M. Harfoot, J. L. Hench, M. Hopuare, P. Kirch, G. Kotoulas, A. Kosenkov, A. Kusenko, J. J. Leichter, H. Lenihan, A. Magoulas, N. Martinez, C. Meyer, B. Stoll, B. Swalla, D. M. Tartakovsky, H. T. Murphy, S. Turyshev, F. Valdvinos, R. Williams, S. Wood, and the IDEA Consortium, 2016. Simulating social-ecological systems: the island digital ecosystem avatars (IDEA) consortium. GigaScience, 5:14, doi: 10.1186/s13742-016-0118-5. [abstract] [PDF]

Lenihan, H. S., J. L. Hench, S. J. Holbrook, R. J. Schmitt, and M. Potoski, 2015. Hydrodynamics affect coral performance through simultaneous direct and indirect effects. Ecology, 96 (6): 1540-1549. [abstract] [PDF]

*Herdman, L. M. M., J. L. Hench, and S. G Monismith, 2015. Heat balances and thermally-driven lagoon-ocean exchanges in a tropical coral reef system (Moorea, French Polynesia). Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 120 (2): 1233-1252. [abstract] [PDF]

Leichter, J. J., A. L. Alldredge, G. Bernardi, A. J. Brooks, C. A. Carlson, R. C. Carpenter, P. J. Edmunds, M. R. Fewings, K. M. Hanson, J. L. Hench, S. J. Holbrook, C. E. Nelson, R. J. Schmitt, R. J. Toonan, L. Washburn, and A. S. J. Wyatt, 2013. Transport and retention processes on Moorea, French Polynesia: biological and physical interactions on a tropical island coral reef. Oceanography, 26 (3): 24-35. [abstract] [PDF]

Hench, J. L., and J. H. Rosman, 2013. Observations of spatial flow patterns at the coral colony scale on a shallow reef flat. Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 118 (3): 1142-1156. [abstract] [PDF]

Monismith, S. G., *L. M. M. Herdman, *S. H. Ahmerkamp, and J. L. Hench, 2013. Wave transformation and wave-driven flow across a steep coral reef. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 43 (7): 1356-1379, doi:10.1175/JPO-D-12-0164. [abstract] [PDF]

Leichter, J. J., M. D. Stokes, J. L. Hench, J. Witting, and L. Washburn, 2012. The island-scale internal wave climate of Moorea, French Polynesia. Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 117, C06008, doi:10.1029/2012JC007949. [abstract] [PDF]

Collin, A., J. L. Hench, and S. Planes, 2012. A novel spaceborne proxy for mapping coral cover. Proc. 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, ISRS, 5A-1. [abstract] [PDF]

Collin, A., and J. L. Hench, 2012. Towards deeper measurements of tropical reefscape structure using the WorldView-2 spaceborne sensor. Remote Sensing, 4(5): 1425-1447. [abstract] [PDF]

*Wong, S. H. C., A. E. Santoro, N. J. Nidzieko, J. L. Hench, and A. B. Boehm, 2012. Coupled physical, chemical, and microbiological measurements suggest a connection between internal waves and surf zone water quality in the Southern California Bight. Continental Shelf Research, 34: 64-78. [abstract] [PDF]

Rosman, J. H., and J. L. Hench, 2011. A framework for understanding drag parameterizations for coral reefs. Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 116, C09010, doi:10.1029/2010JC006892. [abstract] [PDF]

Monismith S. G., K. A. Davis, G. G. Shellenbarger, J. L. Hench, N. J. Nidzieko, A. E. Santoro, M. A. Reidenbach, J. H. Rosman, R. Holtzman, C. S. Martens, N. L. Lindquist, M. W. Southwell, and A. Genin, 2010. Flow effects on benthic grazing on phytoplankton by a Caribbean reef. Limnology & Oceanography, 55 (5): 1881-1892. [abstract] [PDF]

Hench, J. L., and J. H. Rosman, 2010. Analysis of bottom-track and compass error in a self-contained acoustic Doppler diver navigation console. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 27 (7): 1229-1238. [abstract] [PDF]

Nidzieko, N. J., J. L. Hench, and S. G. Monismith, 2009. Lateral circulation in well-mixed and stratified estuarine flows with curvature. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 39 (4): 831-851. [abstract] [PDF]

Monismith, S. G., J. L. Hench, D. A. Fong, N. J. *Nidzieko, W. E. Fleenor, L. D. *Doyle, and S. G. Schladow, 2009. Thermal variability in a tidal river. Estuaries and Coasts, 32 (1): 100-110. [abstract] [PDF]

Hench, J. L., J. J. Leichter, and S. G. Monismith, 2008. Episodic circulation and exchange in a wave-driven coral reef and lagoon system. Limnology & Oceanography, 53 (6): 2681-2694. [abstract] [PDF]

Lenihan, H. S., M. Adjeroud, M. Kotchen, J. L. Hench, and T. Nakamura, 2008. Effects of environmental conditions and reef structure on small-scale spatial variation in coral bleaching. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 370: 127-141, doi:10.3354/meps07622. [abstract] [PDF]

*Davis, K. A., J. J. Leichter, J. L. Hench, and S. G. Monismith, 2008. Effects of western boundary current dynamics on the internal wave field of the southeast Florida shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research (Oceans), 113, C09010, doi:10.1029/2007JC004699. [abstract] [PDF]

*Rosman, J. H., J. L. Hench, J. R. Koseff, and S. G. Monismith, 2008. Extracting Reynolds stresses from acoustic Doppler current profiler measurements in wave-dominated environments. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 25 (2): 286-306. [abstract] [PDF]

*Nidzieko, N. J., D. A. Fong, and J. L. Hench, 2006. Comparison of Reynolds stress estimates derived from standard and fast-ping ADCPs. Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology, 23 (6): 854-861. [abstract] [PDF]

*Carr, S. D, J. L. Hench, R. A. Luettich, R. B. Forward, and R. A. Tankersley, 2005. Spatial patterns in the ovigerous Callinectes sapidus spawning migration: results from a coupled behavioral-physical model. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 294: 213-226. [abstract] [PDF]

Hench, J. L., R. B. Forward, Jr., S. D. *Carr, D. Rittschof, and R. A. Luettich, Jr., 2004. Testing a selective tidal-stream transport model: observations of female blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) vertical migration during the spawning season. Limnology and Oceanography, 49 (5): 1857-1870. [abstract] [PDF]

*Carr, S. D., R. A. Tankersley, J. L. Hench, R. B. Forward, Jr., and R. A. Luettich, Jr., 2004. Movement patterns and trajectories of ovigerous blue crabs Callinectes sapidus during the spawning migration. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 60 (4): 567-579. [abstract] [PDF]

Brix, H., J. L. Hench, H. L. Johnson, T. M. S. Johnston, J. Polton, M. Roughan, and P. Testor, 2003. An international perspective on graduate physical oceanography education. Oceanography, 16 (3): 128-133. [abstract] [PDF]

Hench, J. L., and R. A. Luettich, Jr., 2003. Transient tidal circulation and momentum balances at a shallow inlet. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 33 (4): 913-932. [abstract] [PDF]

Hench, J. L., B. O. *Blanton, and R. A. Luettich, Jr., 2002. Lateral dynamic analysis and classification of barotropic tidal inlets. Continental Shelf Research, 22 (18/19): 2615-2631. [abstract] [PDF]

*Moisander, P. H., J. L. Hench, K. Kononen, and H. W. Paerl, 2002. Small-scale shear effects on heterocystous cyanobacteria. Limnology and Oceanography, 47 (1): 108-119. [abstract] [PDF]

Hench, J. L., and R. A. Luettich, Jr., 2000. Tidal inlet circulation: observations, model skill and momentum balances. Proc. 6th Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, M. L. Spaulding and H. L. Butler (eds.), ASCE, pp. 811-826. link

Hench, J. L., J. T. Bircher, and R. A. Luettich, Jr. 2000. A portable retractable ADCP boom-mount for small boats. Estuaries, 23 (3): 392-399. [abstract] [PDF]

Blanton, J. O., J. Amft, R. A. Luettich, Jr., J. L. Hench, and J. H. Churchill, 1999. Tidal and subtidal fluctuations in temperature, salinity and pressure for the winter 1996 larval ingress experiment - Beaufort Inlet, NC. Fisheries Oceanography, 8 (Suppl. 2): 134-152. [abstract] [PDF]

Churchill, J. H., R. B. Forward, R. A. Luettich, J. L. Hench, W. F. Hettler, L. B. Crowder, and J. O. Blanton, 1999. Circulation and larval fish transport through a tidally dominated estuary. Fisheries Oceanography, 8 (Suppl. 2): 173-189. [abstract] [PDF]

Luettich, Jr., R. A., J. L. Hench, C. W. Fulcher, F. E. Werner, B. O. Blanton, and J. H. Churchill, 1999. Barotropic tidal and wind-driven larval transport in the vicinity of a barrier island inlet. Fisheries Oceanography, 8 (Suppl. 2): 190-209. [abstract] [PDF]

Churchill, J. H., J. O. Blanton, J. L. Hench, R. A. Luettich, Jr., and F. E. Werner, 1999. Flood tide circulation near Beaufort Inlet, North Carolina: Implications for larval recruitment. Estuaries, 22 (4): 1057-1070. [abstract] [PDF]

Hench, J. L., and R. A. Luettich, Jr., 1998. Analysis and application of Eulerian finite element methods for the transport equation, Proc. 5th Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, M. L. Spaulding and A. F. Blumberg (eds.), ASCE, pp. 138-152. link

Luettich, Jr., R. A., J. L. Hench, C. D. Williams, B. O. Blanton, and F. E. Werner, 1998. Modeling circulation and larval transport through a barrier island inlet, Proc. 5th Conference on Estuarine and Coastal Modeling, M. L. Spaulding and A. F. Blumberg (eds.), ASCE, pp. 849-863. link

Overton, M. F., J. S. Fisher, J. L. Hench and R. Dolan, 1993. 1992 Update of North Carolina Annual Average Shoreline Change Rates. Proceedings of the Hilton Head International Coastal Symposium, Per Bruun ed., Hilton Head, SC, pp. 249-254.


Cressey, D., 2015. Tropical paradise inspires virtual ecology lab. Nature, 517: 255-256. (story on Moorea IDEA project; Hench lab is leading the physical oceanography elements) link

Rey, J., 2014. Deux navires scrutent l’océan et les récifs. La Dépêche de Tahiti, 13 August. (photos and interview on R/V Kilo Moana research cruise around Moorea, Tahiti, and Tetiaroa) link

Shutak, M., 2013. In the works: DUML to get new research vessel. Carteret News-Times, 23 October, page 8A. link

Shutak, M., 2011. Duke Lab opens doors to world of marine research. Carteret News-Times, 10 August, page 8A (lead photo and brief interview with Duke junior Lauren Shwisberg working on project in Hench’s lab)

Schrope, M., 2009. The lab at the bottom of the sea. Nature, 457: 141-143, doi:10.1038/457141a. link

Powell, H., 2005. Solving for glide. Science Notes, University of California at Santa Cruz Science Communication Program. link


Hench, J. L., and R. A. Luettich, Jr., 2000. ADBED: advanced sediment bed change model. Numerical formulation and user's manual. Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 20 pp.

Hench, J. L., and R. A. Luettich, Jr., 1999. ADTRANS 2DDI user's manual. Institute of Marine Sciences, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 11 pp.

Benton, S. B., C. J. Bellis, M. F. Overton, J. S. Fisher, J. L. Hench, and R. Dolan, 1997. North Carolina long term average annual rates of shoreline change: methods report 1992 update. North Carolina Department of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Coastal Management, Raleigh, NC, 42 pages and 14 plates.

Hench, J. L., R. A. Luettich, Jr., J. J. Westerink, and N. W. Scheffner, 1995. ADCIRC: An advanced three-dimensional circulation model for shelves, coasts, and estuaries: Report 6, Development of a Tidal Constituent Database for the Eastern North Pacific. Technical Report DRP-92-6, U. S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS, 60 pages. link