Please reach out if you cannot access any of the articles linked below, and I am happy to provide them. Many are also accessible via my google scholar page.


25. Oestreich, WK, Oliver, RY, Chapman, MS, Go, M, & McKenna, MF. Listening to animal behavior to understand changing ecosystems. Trends in Ecology & Evolution (Accepted; In press).

24. Dodson, S*, Oestreich, WK*, Savoca, M, Hazen, EL, Bograd, S, Ryan, JP, Fiechter, J, & Abrahms, B. Long-distance communication enables collective migration in a dynamic seascape. Scientific Reports (Accepted; In press). [preprint] *co-first authorship 

23. Gaynor, KM, Abrahms, B, Manlove, KR, Oestreich, WK, & Smith, JA. Anthropogenic impacts at the interface of animal spatial and social behaviour. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (Accepted; In press).


22. Pearson, Eˆ*, Oestreich, WK*, Ryan, J, Haver, SM, Gedamke, J, Dziak, RP, & Wall, CC (2023). Widespread passive acoustic monitoring reveals spatio-temporal patterns of blue and fin whale song vocalizations in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Frontiers in Remote Sensing. ˆundergraduate mentee; *co-first authorship

21. Barlow, D, Bierlich, KC, Oestreich, WK, Chiang, G, Durban, JW, Goldbogen, JA, Johnston, DW, Leslie, MS, Moore, M, Ryan, JP, & Torres, GL. Shaped by their environment: Comparing blue whale morphology, life history, and regional oceanography in three productive coastal ecosystems. Integrative Organismal Biology.

20. Kim, EB, Frasier, KE, McKenna, MF, Kok, ACM, Peavey-Reeves, LE, Oestreich, WK, Arrieta, G, Wiggins, S, & Baumann-Pickering, S (2023). SoundScape Learning: an automatic method for separating fish chorus in marine soundscapes. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.


19. Oestreich, WK, Aiu, KMˆ, Crowder, LB, McKenna, MF, Berdahl, AM, & Abrahms, B (2022). The influence of social cues on timing of animal migrations. Nature Ecology and Evolution. ˆundergraduate mentee

18. Oestreich, WK, Abrahms, B, McKenna, MF, Goldbogen, JA, Crowder, LB, and Ryan, JP (2022). Acoustic signature reveals blue whales tune life history transitions to oceanographic conditions. Functional Ecology.

              Brief summary: here

              Press: MBARI | SF Chronicle | Monterey County Weekly | Good Times Santa Cruz

17. Ryan, JP, Benoit-Bird, K, Oestreich, WK, Goldbogen, J, Leary, P, Smith, K, Waluk, C, Cade, D, Fahlbusch, J, Southall, B, Joseph, J, Margolina, T, Calambokidis, J, and DeVogelaere, A (2022). Oceanic giants dance to atmospheric rhythms: Ephemeral wind-driven resource tracking by blue whales. Ecology Letters.

              Press: MBARI | Eos | Monterey County Weekly

16. Blondin, H, Armstrong, K, Hazen, E, Santos, BS, Oestreich, WK, Haulsee, D, Mikles, CS, Knight, C, Bennett, A, and Crowder, LB (2022). Land-dependent marine species face climate-driven impacts on land and at sea. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

15. Segre, PS, Gough, WT, Roualdes, EA, Cade, DE, Czapanskiy, MF, Fahlbusch, J, Kahane-Rapport, SR, Oestreich, WK, Bejder, L, Bierlich, KC, Burrows, JA, Calambokidis, J, Chenoweth, EM, di Clemente, J, Durban, JW, Fearnbach, H, Fish, FE, Friedlaender, AS, Hegelund, P, Johnston, DW, Nowacek, DP, Oudejans, MG, Penry, GS, Potvin, J, Simon, M, Stanworth, A, Straley, JM, Szabo, A, Videsen, SKA, Visser, F, Weir, CR, Wiley, DN, and Goldbogen, JA (2022). Scaling of maneuvering performance in baleen whales. Journal of Experimental Biology.


14. Chapman, MS*, Oestreich, WK*, Frawley, TH, Boettiger, C, Diver, S, Santos, BS, Scoville, C, Armstrong, K, Blondin, H, Chand, K, Haulsee, DE, Knight, CJ, and Crowder, LB. (2021). Promoting equity in the use of algorithms for high seas conservation. One Earth. *co-first authorship

13. Cade, DE, Fahlbusch, JA, Oestreich, WK, Ryan, J, Calambokidis, J, Findlay, KP, Friedlaender, AS, Hazen, EL, Seakamela, SM, and Goldbogen, JA (2021). Social exploitation of extensive, ephemeral, environmentally controlled prey patches by super-groups of rorqual whales. Animal Behaviour.

12. McKenna, MF, Baumann-Pickering, S, Kok, ACM, Oestreich, WK, Adams, JD, Barkowski, J, Fristrup, K, Goldbogen, JA, Joseph, JE, Kim, EB, Kugler, A, Lammers, MO, Margolina, T, Peavey Reeves, LE, Rowell, TJ, Stanley, JA, Stimpert, AK, Zang, EJ, Southall, BL, Wall, CC, Van Parijs, S, and Hatch, LT (2021) Advancing the interpretation of shallow water marine soundscapes. Frontiers in Marine Science.

              Press: NOAA National Marine Sanctuaries

11. Kitzes, J, Blake, R, Bombaci, S, Chapman, M, Duran, SM, Huang, T, Joseph, MB, Lapp, S, Marconi, S, Oestreich, WK, Rhinehart, TA, Schweiger, AK, Song, Y, Surasinghe, T, Yang, D, and Yule, K (2021). Expanding the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) biodiversity surveys with new instrumentation and machine learning models. Ecosphere.

10. Cade, DE, Gough, WT, Czapanskiy, MF, Fahlbusch, JA, Kahane-Rapport, SR, Linsky, JMJ, Nichols, RC, Oestreich, WK, Wisniewska, DM, Friedlaender, AS, and Goldbogen, JA (2021). Tools for integrating inertial sensor data with video bio-loggers, including estimation of animal orientation, motion, and position. Animal Biotelemetry.

9. Cade, DE, Seakamela, SM, Findlay, KP, Fukunaga, J, Kahane-Rapport, SR, Warren, JD, Calambokidis, J, Fahlbusch, JA, Friedlaender, AS, Hazen, EL, Kotze, D, McCue, S, Meyer, M, Oestreich, WK, Oudejans, MG, Wilke, C, and Goldbogen, JA. (2021). Predator-scale spatial analysis of intra-patch prey distribution reveals energetic drivers of rorqual whale super-group formation. Functional Ecology.

8. Green, KM, Selgrath, JS, Frawley, TH, Oestreich, WK, Mansfield, EJ, Urteaga, J, Swanson, SS, Santana, FS, Green, SJ, Naggea, J, and Crowder, LB. (2021). How adaptive capacity shapes the Adapt, React, Cope Response to climate impacts: insights from small-scale fisheries. Climatic Change.

              Press: Stanford Earth


7. Oestreich, WK, Fahlbusch, JA, Cade, DE, Calambokidis, J, Margolina, T, Joseph, J, Friedlaender, AS, McKenna, MF, Stimpert, AK, Southall, BL, Goldbogen, JA, and Ryan, JP. (2020). Animal-borne metrics enable acoustic detection of blue whale migration. Current Biology.

              Press: NPR All Things Considered | Scientific American | MBARI | Stanford | Science News | Popular Science | UPI

6. Oestreich, WK, Chapman, MS, and Crowder, LB. (2020). A comparative analysis of dynamic management in marine and terrestrial systems. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

5. Haver, SM, Rand, Z, Hatch, LT, Lipski, D, Dziak, RP, Gedamke, J, Haxel, J, Heppell, SA, Jahncke, J, McKenna, MF, Mellinger, DK, Oestreich, WK, Roche, L, Ryan, JP, and Van Parijs, SM. (2020). Seasonal trends and primary contributors to the low frequency soundscape of the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

2019 & earlier

4. Oestreich, WK, Frawley, TH, Mansfield, EJ, Green, KM, Green, SJ, Naggea, J, Selgrath, JC, Swanson, SS, Urteaga, J, White, TD, and Crowder, LB. (2019). The impact of environmental change on small-scale fishing communities: Moving beyond adaptive capacity to community response in Cisneros-Montemayor, AM, Cheung, W, and Ota, Y (ed). Predicting future oceans: Sustainability of social-ecological systems under climate change.

              Video seminar: Nippon Foundation Nereus Science Conference

3. Glover, DM, Doney, SC, Oestreich, WK, and Tullo, A. (2018) Geostatistical analysis of mesoscale spatial variability and error in SeaWiFS and MODIS/Aqua global ocean color data. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans.

2. Swain, TD, Vega-Perkins, JB, Oestreich, WK, Triebold, C, DuBois, E, Henss, J, Baird, A, Siple, M, Backman, V, and Marcelino, L. (2016). Coral Bleaching Response Index: a new tool to standardize and compare susceptibility to thermal bleaching. Global Change Biology.

              Press: Northwestern University | WTTW Chicago

1. Oestreich, WK, Ganju, NK, Pohlman, JW, and Suttles, SE. (2016). Colored dissolved organic matter in eutrophic estuaries: relationships between carbon sources and light attenuation. Biogeosciences.

Coming soon

Only manuscripts submitted for peer-review are listed here. I am happy to share any on which I am the lead author.

30. Oestreich, WK, Benoit-Bird, KJ, Abrahms, B, Margolina, T, Joseph, JE, Zhang, Y, Rueda, C, & Ryan, JP. Acoustic evidence for seasonal resource-tracking migration by a cryptic top predator of the deep sea. In revision at Movement Ecology [preprint].

29. Beltran, RS, Kilpatrick, AM, Picardi, S, Abrahms, B, Barrile, GM, Oestreich, WK, et al. Biologging for the future: how biologgers can help solve fundamental questions, from individuals to ecosystems. In review at Trends in Ecology & Evolution [preprint].

28. Kim, EB, Kok, ACM, Beretta, E, Donahue, E, Hatch, LT, Joseph, JE, Margolina, T, Oestreich, WK,  Peavey Reeves, LE, Ryan, J, & Baumann-Pickering, S. Fish Chorusing Patterns in California National Marine Sanctuaries. In review at Conservation Biology.

27. Ryan, JP, Oestreich, WK, et al. Trophic ecology deciphered from the mysticete symphony: baleen whale song tracks foraging conditions in the northeastern Pacific. In revision at PLOS ONE.

26. Gough, WT, Czapanskiy, MF, Savoca, MS, Fahlbusch, J, Palacios, DM, Oestreich, WK, Hazen, EL, Calambokidis, J, Bejder, L, & Goldbogen, JA. Baleen Whale Migration Speeds Optimize Year-round Energetic Budgets. In review at Current Biology.