James Pringle

Phone: (603) 862-5000
Office: Earth Sciences, Morse Hall Rm 142, Durham, NH 03824
A headshot of Jamie Pringle, a professor in the Ocean Process Analysis Laboratory.

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.


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

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 501: Introduction to Oceanography
  • 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

Selected Publications

Hampson, P. M., & Pringle, J. M. (2022). Glacial Troughs Enhance Shelf/Slope Exchange in the Barotropic Limit. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, 127(6). doi:10.1029/2021JC018207

Pringle, J. M. (2022). Instabilities in the Bottom Boundary Layer Reduce Boundary Layer Arrest and Stir Boundary Layer Water Into the Stratified Interior. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-OCEANS, 127(4). doi:10.1029/2021JC017253

Hampson, P., & Pringle, J. M. (2021). Glacial Troughs Drive Shelf/Slope Exchange. doi:10.1002/essoar.10508945.1

Pringle, J. M. (2021). Instabilities in the bottom boundary layer reduce boundary layer arrest, allowing cross-isobath spread of downwave flows and ventilating the boundary layer. doi:10.1002/essoar.10506113.1

Alvarez-Noriega, M., Burgess, S. C., Byers, J. E., Pringle, J. M., Wares, J. P., & Marshall, D. J. (2020). Global biogeography of marine dispersal potential. NATURE ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION, 4(9), 1196-+. doi:10.1038/s41559-020-1238-y

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