A headshot of James Pringle, a professor in the EOS Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory.

James Pringle

Phone: (603) 862-5000
Office: Earth Sciences, Morse Hall Rm 142, Durham, NH 03824

I graduated in 1990 from Dartmouth College with a BA in physics and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint program with a doctorate in Physical Oceanography. I was then a post-doctoral fellow at the Marine Life Research Group at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. I am now an associate professor at the University of New Hampshire.

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 501: Introduction to Oceanography
  • ESCI 701: Methods in Earth Science
  • ESCI 701/801: Methods in Earth Science
  • ESCI 758/858: Intro Physical Oceanography
  • ESCI 999: Doctoral Research
  • IAM 999: Doctoral Research
  • INCO 790: Advanced Research Experience


  • Ph.D., Oceanography(Chem.&Physical), Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Physics, Dartmouth College

Selected Publications

  • Esser, E. A., Pringle, J. M., & Byers, J. E. (2023). Neither larval duration nor dispersal distance predict spatial genetic diversity in planktonic dispersing species. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 721, 161-167. doi:10.3354/meps14419

  • Choi, J. -G., Pringle, J., & Lippmann, T. (2023). A Perturbative Solution for Nonlinear Stratified Upwelling over a Frictional Slope. Journal of Physical Oceanography, 53(10), 2317-2330. doi:10.1175/jpo-d-22-0191.1

  • Teller, K. G., & Pringle, J. M. (2023). Determining the most recent common ancestor in a finite linear habitat with asymmetric dispersal.. Theor Popul Biol, 153, 91-101. doi:10.1016/j.tpb.2023.06.003

  • Moulton, M., Suanda, S. H., Garwood, J. C., Kumar, N., Fewings, M. R., & Pringle, J. M. (2023). Exchange of Plankton, Pollutants, and Particles Across the Nearshore Region.. Ann Rev Mar Sci, 15, 167-202. doi:10.1146/annurev-marine-032122-115057

  • Johnson, J. J., Miksis-Olds, J. L., Lippmann, T. C., Jech, J. M., Seger, K. D., Pringle, J. M., & Linder, E. (2022). Decadal community structure shifts with cold pool variability in the eastern Bering Sea shelf.. J Acoust Soc Am, 152(1), 201. doi:10.1121/10.0012193

  • Pringle, J. M., Blakeslee, A. M. H., Byers, J. E., & Roman, J. (2011). Asymmetric dispersal allows an upstream region to control population structure throughout a species' range. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 108(37), 15288-15293. doi:10.1073/pnas.1100473108

  • Blakeslee, A. M. H., McKenzie, C. H., Darling, J. A., Byers, J. E., Pringle, J. M., & Roman, J. (2010). A hitchhiker's guide to the Maritimes: anthropogenic transport facilitates long-distance dispersal of an invasive marine crab to Newfoundland. DIVERSITY AND DISTRIBUTIONS, 16(6), 879-891. doi:10.1111/j.1472-4642.2010.00703.x

  • Huret, M., Runge, J. A., Chen, C., Cowles, G., Xu, Q., & Pringle, J. M. (2007). Dispersal modeling of fish early life stages: sensitivity with application to Atlantic cod in the western Gulf of Maine. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 347, 261-274. doi:10.3354/meps06983

  • Pringle, J. M., & Wares, J. P. (2007). Going against the flow: maintenance of alongshore variation in allele frequency in a coastal ocean. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 335, 69-84. doi:10.3354/meps335069

  • Byers, J. E., & Pringle, J. M. (2006). Going against the flow: retention, range limits and invasions in advective environments. MARINE ECOLOGY PROGRESS SERIES, 313, 27-41. doi:10.3354/meps313027

  • Most Cited Publications