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Matthew Scott Savoca

Matthew Scott Savoca

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hopkins Marine Station

Academic Appointments

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Hopkins Marine Station

Professional Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University of California Davis (2017)
Bachelor of Science, Cornell University (2010)


Savoca, M. S., Brodie, S., Welch, H., Hoover, A., Benaka, L. R., Bograd, S. J., & Hazen, E. L. (2020). Comprehensive bycatch assessment in US fisheries for prioritizing management. NATURE SUSTAINABILITY.

Pfaller, J. B., Goforth, K. M., Gil, M. A., Savoca, M. S., & Lohmann, K. J. (2020). Odors from marine plastic debris elicit foraging behavior in sea turtles. Current Biology : CB, 30(5), R213–R214.

Hazen, E. L., Abrahms, B., Brodie, S., Carroll, G., Jacox, M. G., Savoca, M. S., … Bograd, S. J. (2019). Marine top predators as climate and ecosystem sentinels. FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT.

Abrahms, B., Hazen, E. L., Aikens, E. O., Savoca, M. S., Goldbogen, J. A., Bograd, S. J., … Mate, B. R. (2019). Memory and resource tracking drive blue whale migrations. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 116(12), 5582–87.

Weber, A. K., Weber, M. W., & Savoca, M. S. (2019). Quantifying marine debris associated with coastal golf courses. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 140, 1–8.

Gough, W. T., Segre, P. S., Bierlich, K. C., Cade, D. E., Potvin, J., Fish, F. E., … Goldbogen, J. A. (2019). Scaling of swimming performance in baleen whales. The Journal of Experimental Biology.

Savoca, M. (2018). The ecology of an olfactory trap. Science (New York, N.Y.), 362(6417), 904.

Savoca, M. S. (2018). Chemoattraction to dimethyl sulfide links the sulfur, iron, and carbon cycles in high-latitude oceans. BIOGEOCHEMISTRY, 138(1), 1–21.

Savoca, M. S., Gardiner, J., Colbourne, R., & Tennyson, A. J. D. (2018). Vertebrate prey in the diets of free-ranging kiwi (Apteryx spp.). NOTORNIS, 65(4), 242–44.

Savoca, M. S., Tyson, C. W., McGill, M., & Slager, C. J. (2017). Odours from marine plastic debris induce food search behaviours in a forage fish. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 284(1860).

Savoca, M. S., Wohlfeil, M. E., Ebeler, S. E., & Nevitt, G. A. (2016). Marine plastic debris emits a keystone infochemical for olfactory foraging seabirds. SCIENCE ADVANCES, 2(11), e1600395.

Meek, M. H., Wells, C., Tomalty, K. M., Ashander, J., Cole, E. M., Gille, D. A., … May, B. (2016). We should not be afraid to talk about fear of failure in conservation. BIOLOGICAL CONSERVATION, 194, 218–19.

Savoca, M. S., & Nevitt, G. A. (2014). Evidence that dimethyl sulfide facilitates a tritrophic mutualism between marine primary producers and top predators. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111(11), 4157–61.

Savoca, M. S., Bonter, D. N., Zuckerberg, B., Dickinson, J. L., & Ellis, J. C. (2011). NESTING DENSITY IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR AFFECTING CHICK GROWTH AND SURVIVAL IN THE HERRING GULL. CONDOR, 113(3), 565–71.