Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Torben Rick

Curator of North American Archaeology
Department / Division
Education
  • B.A., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.S., University of Oregon
  • Ph.D., University of Oregon
Research Interests
Interactions of ancient people with coastal and terrestrial ecosystems.
Publications
Article
  • Braje, Todd J., Rick, Torben C., and Erlandson, Jon M. 2017. "The forest or the trees: Interpreting temporal changes in California mussel shell size." Quaternary International 427 (A):243–245. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2016.04.026
  • Braje, Todd J., Rick, Torben C., Szpak, Paul, Newsome, Seth D., McCain, Joseph M., Elliott Smith, Emma A., Glassow, Michael, and Hamilton, Scott L. 2017. "Historical ecology and the conservation of large, hermaphroditic fishes in Pacific Coast kelp forest ecosystems." Science Advances 3 (2):https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.1601759
  • Morrison, Scott A., Sillett, T. Scott, Funk, W. Chris, Ghalambor, Cameron K., and Rick, Torben C. 2017. "Equipping the 22nd-Century Historical Ecologist." Trends in Ecology and Evolution 32 (8):578–588. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2017.05.006
  • Rick, Torben C., Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Carr, Michael J., and Hines, Anson H. 2017. "3000 Years of Human Subsistence and Estuarine Resource Exploitation on the Rhode River Estuary, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland." Journal of the North Atlantic 113–125. https://doi.org/10.3721/037.002.sp1011
  • Wellman, Hannah, Rick, Torben C., Rodrigues, Antonia, and Yang, Dongya. 2017. "Evaluating Ancient Whale Exploitation on the Northern Oregon Coast through Ancient DNA and Zooarchaeological Analysis." The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 12 (2):255–275. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564894.2016.1172382
  • Braje, Todd J., Rick, Torben C., Erlandson, Jon M., Rogers-Bennett, Laura, and Catton, Cynthia A. 2016. "Historical ecology can inform restoration site selection: the case of black abalone (Haliotis cracherodii) along California's Channel Islands." Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 26 (3):470–481. https://doi.org/10.1002/aqc.2561
  • Funk, W. Chris, Lovich, Robert E., Hohenlohe, Paul A., Hofman, Courtney A., Morrison, Scott A., Sillett, T. Scott, Ghalambor, Cameron K., Maldonado, Jesus E., Rick, Torben C., Day, Mitch D., Polato, Nicholas R., Fitzpatrick, Sarah W., Coonan, Timothy J., Crooks, Kevin R., Dillon, Adam, Garcelon, David K., King, Julie L., Boser, Christina L., Gould, Nicholas, and Andelt, William F. 2016. "Adaptive divergence despite strong genetic drift: genomic analysis of the evolutionary mechanisms causing genetic differentiation in the island fox (Urocyon littoralis)." Molecular ecology 25 (10):2176–2194. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.13605
  • Hofman, Courtney A., Rick, Torben C., Maldonado, Jesús E., Collins, Paul W., Erlandson, Jon M., Fleischer, Robert C., Smith, Chelsea, Sillett, T. S., Ralls, Katherine, Teeter, Wendy, Vellanoweth, René L., and Newsome, Seth D. 2016. "Tracking the origins and diet of an endemic island canid (Urocyon littoralis) across 7300 years of human cultural and environmental change." Quaternary Science Reviews 146:147–160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.06.010
  • Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Rick, Torben C., Lowery, Darrin, Wah, John, and Henkes, Gregory. 2016. "Human Ecology and Coastal Foraging at Fishing Bay, Maryland, Usa." Journal of Ethnobiology 36 (3):595–616. https://doi.org/10.2993/0278-0771-36.3.595
  • Rick, Torben C., Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Hofman, Courtney A., Breitburg, Denise L., Lockwood, Rowan, Henkes, Gregory, Kellogg, Lisa, Lowery, Darrin, Luckenbach, Mark W., Mann, Roger, Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Southworth, Melissa, Wah, John, Wesson, James, and Hines, Anson H. 2016. "Millennial-scale sustainability of the Chesapeake Bay Native American oyster fishery." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 113 (23):6568–6573. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1600019113
  • Sanchez, Gabriel M., Erlandson, Jon M., Culleton, Brendan J., Kennett, Douglas J., and Rick, Torben C. 2016. "High-Resolution Ams C-14 Dates for the Par-Tee Site (35clt20) and Prehistoric Whale Hunting on the Oregon Coast." Radiocarbon 58 (2):397–405. https://doi.org/10.1017/RDC.2016.10
  • Sholts, Sabrina B., Bell, Joshua A., and Rick, Torben C. 2016. "Ecce Homo: Science and Society Need Anthropological Collections." Trends in Ecology and Evolution 31 (8):580–583. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2016.05.002
  • Braje, Todd and Rick, Torben C. 2015. "Identifying Specialized 19th century Fishing Camps on California’s Northern Channel Islands: Applying AMS Radiocarbon Dating to Historical Sites." Radiocarbon 57:909–916.
  • Erlandson, Jon M., Ainis, Amira F., Braje, Todd J., Jew, Nicholas P., McVey, Marlene, Rick, Torben C., Vellanoweth, René L., and Watts, Jack. 2015. "12,000 Years of Human Predation on Black Turban Snails (Chlorostoma funebralis) on Alta California's Northern Channel Islands." California Archaeology 7 (1):59–91. https://doi.org/10.1179/1947461X15Z.00000000056
  • Erlandson, Jon, Gill, Kristina, Rick, Torben C., and Reeder-Myers, Leslie. 2015. "Three Late Paleocoastal Shell Middens on Santa Cruz Island, California." PaleoAmerica 1:113–115.
  • Fitzpatrick, Scott and Rick, Torben C. 2015. "JICA Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary." The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 10:1–2.
  • Fitzpatrick, Scott, Rick, Torben C., and Erlandson, Jon. 2015. "Recent Progress, Trends, and Developments in Island and Coastal Archaeology." The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 10:3–27.
  • Hofman, Courtney A., Rick, Torben C., Fleischer, Robert C., and Maldonado, Jesús E. 2015. "Conservation archaeogenomics: ancient DNA and biodiversity in the Anthropocene." Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30 (9):540–549. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2015.06.008
  • Hofman, Courtney A., Rick, Torben C., Hawkins, Melissa T. R., Funk, W. C., Ralls, Katherine, Boser, Christina L., Collins, Paul W., Coonan, Tim, King, Julie L., Morrison, Scott A., Newsome, Seth D., Sillett, T. Scott, Fleischer, Robert C., and Maldonado, Jesús E. 2015. "Mitochondrial Genomes Suggest Rapid Evolution of Dwarf California Channel Islands Foxes (Urocyon littoralis)." PloS One 10 (2):1–15. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0118240
  • Jansen, Alex, Rick, Torben C., and Lowery, Darrin. 2015. "Reconciling cultural technologies, chronologies, and the rising tide at Fishing Bay, Maryland." North American Archaeologist 36 (2):141–164. https://doi.org/10.1177/0197693115570288
  • Jew, Nicholas P., Rick, Torben C., Glassow, Michael A., and Arnold, Jeanne E. 2015. "Bayesian 14C analysis, formation processes, and accumulation rates of the Prisoners Harbor shell midden and village complex, Santa Cruz Island, California." Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 3:257–264. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2015.06.022
  • Jew, Nicholas, Rick, Torben C., Sullivan, Kelsey, and Erlandson, Jon. 2015. "Lithic Technologies from Late Holocene Anacapa Island, California: Local Reliance on 'Anayapax Chert." Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 35:313–323.
  • Lowery, Darrin L., Rick, Torben C., Barber, Michael, Wah, John, and Madden, Michael. 2015. "Meadowood South of the Mason-Dixon Line: An Early Woodland Meadowood Presence on the Delmarva Peninsula." Archaeology of Eastern North America 43:39–60.
  • Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Erlandson, Jon M., Muhs, Daniel R., and Rick, Torben C. 2015. "Sea level, paleogeography, and archeology on California's Northern Channel Islands." Quaternary Research 83 (2):263–272. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2015.01.002
  • Rick, Torben C. 2015. [Book review] "Climate Change Archaeology: Building Resilience for Research in the World’s Coastal Wetlands." American Antiquity. 80:417–418.
  • Rick, Torben C., Barber, Michael, Lowery, Darrin, Wah, John, and Madden, Michael. 2015. "Early Woodland Coastal Foraging at the Savage Neck Shell Midden (44NH478), Chesapeake Bay, Virginia." Archaeology of Eastern North America 43:22–38.
  • Rick, Torben C., Ogburn, Matthew Bryan, Kramer, Margaret, McCanty, Sean T., Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Miller, Henry M., and Hines, Anson H. 2015. "Archaeology, taphonomy, and historical ecology of Chesapeake Bay blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus)." Journal of Archaeological Science 55:42–54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2014.12.016
  • Rick, Torben C. and Waselkov, Gregory. 2015. "Shellfish Gathering and Shell Midden Archaeology Revisited: Chronology and Taphonomy at White Oak Point, Potomac River Estuary, Virginia." The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 10:339–362.
  • Braje, Todd J., Erlandson, Jon M., Aikens, C. M., Beach, Tim, Fitzpatrick, Scott, Gonzalez, Sara, Kennett, Douglas J., Kirch, Patrick V., Lee, Gyoung-Ah, Lightfoot, Kent, McClure, Sarah B., Panich, Lee M., Rick, Torben C., Roosevelt, Anna C., Schneider Tsim D., Smith, Bruce D., and Zeder, Melinda A. 2014. "An Anthropocene Without Archaeology—Should We Care?." The SAA Archaeological Record 14 (1):26–29.
  • Braje, Todd J., Rick, Torben C., Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Campbell, Breana, and Minas, Kelly. 2014. "Defining the Historic Landscape on Eastern Santa Rosa Island: Archaeological Investigations at Qshiwqshiw." Monographs of the Western North American Naturalist 7:135–145.
  • Cook-Patton, Susan, Weller, Daniel, Rick, Torben C., and Parker, John D. 2014. "Ancient experiments: forest biodiversity and soil nutrients enhanced by Native American middens." Landscape Ecology 29 (6):979–987. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-014-0033-z
  • Hofman, Courtney A. and Rick, Torben C. 2014. "The Dogs of CA-SRI-2: Zooarchaeology, Diet, and Context of Canis familiaris from Santa Rosa Island, California, USA." Ethnobiology Letters 5:65–76. https://doi.org/10.14237/ebl.5.2014.144
  • Jew, Nicholas J. and Rick, Torben C. 2014. "Understanding the Occupation of Small Continental Islands: Seasonality and δ18O Evidence from Anacapa Island." The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 9:430–435. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564894.2013.861547
  • Jew, Nicholas P., Erlandson, Jon M., Rick, Torben C., and Reeder-Myers, Leslie. 2014. "Oxygen isotope analysis of California mussel shells: seasonality and human sedentism at an 8,200-year-old shell midden on Santa Rosa Island, California." Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences 6 (3):293–303. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-013-0156-1
  • Rick, Torben C. and Henkes, Gregory A. 2014. "Radiocarbon Variability in Crassostrea Virginica Shells from the Chesapeake Bay, Usa." Radiocarbon 56 (1):305–311. https://doi.org/10.2458/56.16509
  • Rick, Torben C., Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Cox, C. Jane, Sperling, Stephanie T., Jansen, Alex, and Hines, Anson H. 2014. "Shell Middens, Cultural Chronologies, and Coastal Settlement on the Rhode River Sub-Estuary of Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA." Geoarchaeology-an International Journal 29 (5):371–388. https://doi.org/10.1002/gea.21484
  • Rick, Torben C., Sillett, T. Scott, Ghalambor, Cameron K., Hofman, Courtney A., Ralls, Katherine, Anderson, R. S., Boser, Christina L., Braje, Todd J., Cayan, Daniel R., Chesser, R. Terry, Collins, Paul W., Erlandson, Jon M., Faulkner, Kate R., Fleischer, Robert C., Funk, W. C., Galipeau, Russell, Huston, Ann, King, Julie, Laughrin, Lyndal, Maldonado, Jesús E., McEachern, Kathryn, Muhs, Daniel R., Newsome, Seth D., Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Still, Christopher et al. 2014. "Ecological Change on California's Channel Islands from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene." Bioscience 64 (8):680–692. https://doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biu094
  • Braje, Todd J. and Rick, Torben C. 2013. "From forest fires to fisheries management: Anthropology, conservation biology, and historical ecology." Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews 22 (6):303–311. https://doi.org/10.1002/evan.21379
  • Rick, Torben C. and Eliott, Jennifer. 2013. "Pismo Clam (Tivela stultorum) Harvesting on Middle Holocene Santa Rosa Island, California." Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 33:61–71.
  • Rick, Torben C., Erlandson, Jon M., Jew, Nicholas, and Reeder-Myers, Leslie. 2013. "Archaeological Survey, Paleogeography, and the Search for Late Pleistocene Paleocoastal Peoples of Santa Rosa Island, California." Journal of Field Archaeology 38:321–328.
  • Rick, Torben C., Kirch, Patrick V., Erlandson, Jon M., and Fitzpatrick, Scott M. 2013. "Archaeology, Deep History, and the Human Transformation of Island Ecosystems." Anthropocene 4 (33):45. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ancene.2013.08.002
  • Rick, Torben C. and Lowery, Darrin. 2013. "Accelerator Mass Spectrometry 14C Dating and the Antiquity of Shell-Tempered Ceramics from the Chesapeake Bay and Middle Atlantic." American Antiquity 78 (3):570–579. https://doi.org/10.7183/0002-7316.78.3.570
  • Rick, Torben C., Willis, Lauren M., and Erlandson, Jon M. 2013. "Red Abalones, Sea Urchins, and Human Subsistence on Middle Holocene Cuyler Harbor, San Miguel Island, California." Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 33:197–210.
  • Braje, Todd J., Rick, Torben C., and Erlandson, Jon M. 2012. "A Trans-Holocene Historical Ecological Record of Shellfish Harvesting on California's Northern Channel Islands." Quaternary International 264:109–120. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2011.09.011
  • Erlandson, Jon M., Rick, Torben C., and Jew, Nicholas. 2012. "Wima Chert: ~12,000 years of Lithic Resource Use on California’s Northern Channel Islands." Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 32:76–85.
  • Reeder, Leslie A., Rick, Torben C., and Erlandson, Jon M. 2012. "Our disappearing past: a GIS analysis of the vulnerability of coastal archaeological resources in California’s Santa Barbara Channel region." Journal of Coastal Conservation 16 (2):187–197. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11852-010-0131-2
  • Rick, Torben C. 2012. [Book review] "When the Killing&#39s Done." Ethnobiology Letters. 3:16–17.
  • Rick, Torben C. and Fitzpatrick, Scott M. 2012. "Archaeology and coastal conservation." Journal of Coastal Conservation 16 (2):135–136. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11852-010-0121-4
  • Rick, Torben C., Henkes, Gregory A., Lowery, Darrin L., Colman, Steven M., and Culleton, Brendan J. 2012. "Marine radiocarbon reservoir corrections (Delta R) for Chesapeake Bay and the Middle Atlantic Coast of North America." Quaternary Research 77 (1):205–210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2011.11.002
  • Rick, Torben C., Hofman, Courtney A., Braje, Todd J., Maldonado, Jesús E., Sillett, T. Scott, Danchisko, Kevin, and Erlandson, Jon M. 2012. "Flightless ducks, giant mice and pygmy mammoths: Late Quaternary extinctions on California's Channel Islands." World Archaeology 44 (1):3–20. https://doi.org/10.1080/00438243.2012.646101
  • Rick, Torben C. and Lockwood, Rowan. 2012. "Integrating Paleobiology, Archeology, and History to Inform Biological Conservation." Conservation Biology 27 (1):45–54. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1523-1739.2012.01920.x
  • Rick, Torben C., Wah, John S., and Erlandson, Jon M. 2012. "Re-evaluating the origins of late Pleistocene fire areas on Santa Rosa Island, California, USA." Quaternary Research 78 (2):353–362. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2012.06.006
  • Ainis, Amira, Vellanoweth, Rene, Davis, Troy, Erlandson, Jon, and Rick, Torben C. 2011. "Changes in Marine Subsistence from 8500 to 2400 Years Ago: Analysis of Bulk Samples from Cave of the Chimneys (CA-SMI-603)." Journal of California and Great Basin Anthropology 31:59–79.
  • Braje, Todd J. and Rick, Torben C. 2011. "Conflicts in Natural and Cultural Resource Management: Archaeological Site Disturbances by Seals and Sea Lions on California’s Northern Channel Islands." Journal of Field Archaeology 36:312–321.
  • Braje, Todd, Rick, Torben C., Erlandson, Jon M., and Willis, Lauren M. 2011. "Shellfish and the Chumash: Marine Invertebrates and Emergent Complexity on Late Holocene San Miguel Island." North American Archaeologist 32:269–292.
  • Erlandson, Jon M., Braje, Todd J., Rick, Torben C., Jew, Nicholas P., Kennett, Douglas J., Dwyer, Nicole, Ainis, Amira F., Vellanoweth, René L., and Watts, Jack. 2011. "10,000 years of human predation and size changes in the owl limpet (Lottia gigantea) on San Miguel Island, California." Journal of Archaeological Science 38 (5):1127–1134. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2010.12.009
  • Erlandson, Jon M., Rick, Torben C., Braje, Todd J., Casperson, Molly, Culleton, Brendan, Fulfrost, Brian, Garcia, Tracy, Guthrie, Daniel A., Jew, Nicholas, Kennett, Douglas J., Moss, Madonna L., Reeder, Leslie, Skinner, Craig, Watts, Jack, and Willis, Lauren. 2011. "Paleoindian Seafaring, Maritime Technologies, and Coastal Foraging on California’s Channel Islands." Science 331 (6021):1181–1185. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1201477
  • Newsome, Seth D., Collins, Paul W., Rick, Torben C., Guthrie, Daniel A., Erlandson, Jon M., and Fogel, Marilyn L. 2011. "Reply to Hudgens et al.: Bald eagles, no-analog ecological scenarios, and conservation strategies on the Channel Islands." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 108 (8):E26. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1017611108
  • Reeder, Leslie A., Erlandson, Jon M., and Rick, Torben C. 2011. "Younger Dryas Environments And Human Adaptations On The West Coast Of The United States And Baja California." Quaternary International 242 (2):463–478. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2011.04.016
  • Rick, Torben C. 2011. "Historic Period Chumash Occupation of 'Anayapax, Anacapa Island, Alta California." California Archaeology 3 (2):273–284.
  • Rick, Torben C. 2011. "Weathering the storm: Coastal subsistence and ecological resilience on Late Holocene Santa Rosa Island, California." Quaternary International 239 (1-2):135–146. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2010.06.008
  • Rick, Torben C., Culleton, Brendan J., Smith, Carley B., Johnson, John R., and Kennett, Douglas J. 2011. "Stable isotope analysis of dog, fox, and human diets at a Late Holocene Chumash village (CA-SRI-2) on Santa Rosa Island, California." Journal of Archaeological Science 38 (6):1385–1393. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2011.02.008
  • Rick, Torben C., DeLong, Robert L., Erlandson, Jon M., Braje, Todd J., Jones, Terry L., Arnold, Jeanne E., Des Lauriers, Matthew R., Hildebrandt, William R., Kennett, Douglas J., Vellanoweth, René L., and Wake, Thomas A. 2011. "Where were the northern elephant seals? Holocene archaeology and biogeography of Mirounga angustirostris ." The Holocene 21 (7):1159–1166. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683611400463
  • Erlandson, Jon M. and Rick, Torben C. 2010. "Archaeology Meets Marine Ecology: The Antiquity of Maritime Cultures and Human Impacts on Marine Fisheries and Ecosystems." Annual Review of Marine Science 2:231–251. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.marine.010908.163749
  • Fitzpatrick, Scott M. and Rick, Torben C. 2010. "Island and Coastal Archaeology: Innovation, Change, and New Directions." The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 5 (1):1–2. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564891003655709
  • Newsome, Seth,D., Collins, Paul,W., Rick, Torben C., Guthrie, Daniel,A., Erlandson, Jon,M., and Fogel, Marilyn L. 2010. "Pleistocene to historic shifts in bald eagle diets on the Channel Islands, California." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107 (20):9246–9251. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.0913011107
  • Braje, Todd J., Erlandson, Jon M., Rick, Torben C., Dayton, Paul K., and Hatch, Marco B. A. 2009. "Fishing from past to present: continuity and resilience of red abalone fisheries on the Channel Islands, California." Ecological Applications 19 (4):906–919. https://doi.org/10.1890/08-0135.1
  • Erlandson, Jon M., Braje, Todd J., Rick, Torben C., and Davis, Troy. 2009. "Comparing Faunal Remains and Subsistence Technology at CA-SMI-507: A 9000 Year Old Paleocoastal Shell Midden on San Miguel Island, California." The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 4 (2):195–206. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564890903058576
  • Erlandson, Jon M., Rick, Torben C., and Braje, Todd J. 2009. "Fishing up the Food Web?: 12,000 Years of Maritime Subsistence and Adaptive Adjustments on California's Channel Islands." Pacific Science 63 (4):711–724. https://doi.org/10.2984/049.063.0411
  • Reeder, Leslie and Rick, Torben C. 2009. "New Perspectives on the Archaeology of Anacapa Island, California: Preliminary Research at ANI-2." Proceedings of the Society for California Archaeology 21:119–123.
  • Rick, Torben C. 2009. "Towards a Greener Future: Archaeology and Contemporary Environmental Issues." AnthroNotes 30 (2):1–6. https://doi.org/10.5479/10088/22441
  • Rick, Torben C. 2009. "Teacher’s Corner: Does Our Background Shape Our Thinking about Environmental Issues." AnthroNotes 30 (2):7–8. https://doi.org/10.5479/10088/22442
  • Rick, Torben C., DeLong, Robert L., Erlandson, Jon M., Braje, Todd J., Jones, Terry L., Kennett, Douglas J., Wake, Thomas A., and Walker, Phillip L. 2009. "A trans-Holocene archaeological record of Guadalupe fur seals (Arctocephalus townsendi) on the California coast." Marine Mammal Science 25 (2):487–502. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-7692.2008.00273.x
  • Rick, Torben C. and Erlandson, Jon M. 2009. "Coastal Exploitation." Science 325 (5943):952–953. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1178539
  • Rick, Torben C., Erlandson, Jon M., Vellanoweth, René L., Braje, Todd J., Collins, Paul W., Guthrie, Daniel A., and Stafford Jr., Thomas W. 2009. "Origins and antiquity of the island fox (Urocyon littoralis) on California's Channel Islands." Quaternary Research 71 (2):93–98. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2008.12.003
  • Rick, Torben C., Erlandson, Jon, Braje, Todd J., and DeLong, Robert. 2009. "Seals, Sea Lions, and the Erosion of Archaeological Sites on California’s Channel Islands." The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 4 (2):125–131. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564890902791391
  • Rick, Torben C., Erlandson, Jon, and Horton, Kristina. 2009. "Marine Shellfish Harvest on Middle and Late Holocene Santa Barbara Island, California." California Archaeology 1 (1):109–123.
  • Braje, Todd J., Rick, Torben C., and Erlandson, Jon M. 2008. "AMS radiocarbon dating of giant rock scallop (Hinnites multirugosus) artifacts from San Miguel Island, California, USA." Radiocarbon 50 (2):223–231.
  • Rick, Torben C., Walker, Phillip L., Willis, Lauren M., Noah, Anna C., Erlandson, Jon M., Vellanoweth, Rene L., Braje, Todd J., and Kennett, Douglas J. 2008. "Dogs, humans and island ecosystems: the distribution, antiquity and ecology of domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) on California's Channel Islands, USA." The Holocene 18 (7):1077–1087. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683608095579

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Book
  • Wolverton, Steve, Nagaoka, Lisa, and Rick, Torben C. 2016. Applied Zooarchaeology: Five Case Studies. Clinton Corners, New York: Eliot Werner Publications, Inc..
  • Rick, Torben C. and Erlandson, Jon. , eds. 2008. Human Impacts on Ancient Marine Ecosystems. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Erlandson, Jon, Rick, Torben C., and Vellanoweth, Rene. 2008. A Canyon through Time: Archaeology, History, and Ecology of the Tecolote Canyon Area, Santa Barbara County, California. Salt Lake City: University of Utah.
  • Rick, Torben C. 2007. The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Late Holocene San Miguel Island, California. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.
Chapter
  • Erlandson, Jon, Braje, Todd, DeLong, Robert, and Rick, Torben C. 2015. "Natural or Anthropogenic? Historical Ecology and Pacific Coast Pinnipeds." in Applying Marine Historical Ecology to Conservation and Management, edited by Kittinger, Jack and McClenechan, L., Gedan, K., Blight,L., 39–62. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Erlandson, Jon and Rick, Torben C. 2015. "The Kelp Highway and the First Californians." in First Coastal Californians, edited by Gamble, L. H., 9–16. Santa Fe: School For Advanced Research Press.
  • Gedan, Keryn B., Breitburg, Denise L., Grossinger, Robin M., and Rick, Torben C. 2015. "Historical Information for Ecological Restoration in Estuaries and Coastal Ecosystems." in Marine Historical Ecology in Conservation: Applying the Past to Manage for the Future, edited by Kittinger, John N., Mcclenachan, Loren, Gedan, Keryn B., and Blight, Louise K., 163–186. University of California Press.
  • Perry, Jennifer, Glassow, Michael, Rick, Torben C., and Erlandson, Jon. 2015. "Ten Thousand Years on the Northern Channel Islands." in First Coastal Californians, edited by Gamble, L. H., 51–58. Santa Fe: School For Advanced Research Press.
  • Braje, Todd J., Erlandson, Jon M., and Rick, Torben C. 2014. "The Formation and Distribution of Large Shell Mounds in California’s Santa Barbara Channel Region." in The Cultural Dynamics of Shell Middens and Shell Mounds: A Worldwide Perspective, edited by Roksandic, Mirjana, Mendonca, S., Eggers, S., Burchell, M., and Klockler, D., 1–10. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
  • Braje, Todd J., Erlandson, Jon M., and Rick, Torben C. 2013. "Points in Space and Time: The Distribution of Paleocoastal Points and Crescents on California’s Northern Channel Islands." in Small Islands, Big Implications: The California Channel Islands and their Archaeological Contributions, edited by Jazwa, Chirstopher and Perry, Jennifer., 26–39. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
  • Rick, Torben C. 2013. "Hunter-Gatherers, Endemic Island Mammals, and the Historical Ecology of California’s Channel Islands." in The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Small Scale Economies, edited by Thompson, V., and and Wagonner, J.,Jr., 41–64. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
  • Braje, Todd J., Rick, Torben C., and Erlandson, Jon M. 2012. "Rockfish in the Longview: Applied Archaeology and Conservation of Pacific Red Snapper (Genus Sebastes) in Southern California." in Applied Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology, edited by Wolverton, Steven and Lyman, R. Lee., 157–178. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • Rick, Torben C. and Erlandson, Jon. 2012. "Fragmentation, Identification, and Interpretation of Faunal Remains from Late Holocene Tecolote Canyon, Santa Barbara County, California." in Exploring Methods of Faunal Analysis: Insights from California Archaeology, edited by Glassow, M. A. and Joslin, T. L., 109–123. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.
  • Rick, Torben C. and Erlandson, Jon M. 2012. "Kelp Forests, Coastal Migrations, and the Younger Dryas: Late Pleistocene and Earliest Holocene Human Settlement, Subsistence, and Ecology on California’s Channel Islands." in Hunter-Gatherer Behavior: Human Response During the Younger Dryas, edited by Eren, M. I., 79–110. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
  • Braje, Todd J. and Rick, Torben C. 2011. "Perspectives from the Past: Archaeology, Historical Ecology, and Northeastern Pacific Pinnipeds and Sea Otters." in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific, edited by Braje, Todd J. and Rick, Torben C., 297–308. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Braje, Todd J. and Rick, Torben C. 2011. "Perspectives from the Past: Archaeology, Historical Ecology, and Northeastern Pacific Pinnipeds and Sea Otters." in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific, edited by Braje, Todd J. and Rick, Torben C., 297–308. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Braje, Todd J., Rick, Torben C., Erlandson, Jon M., and DeLong, Robert L. 2011. "Resilience and Reorganization: Archaeology and Historical Ecology of California Channel Island Marine Mammals." in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific, edited by Braje, Todd J. and Rick, Torben C., 273–296. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Braje, Todd J., Rick, Torben C., Erlandson, Jon M., and DeLong, Robert L. 2011. "Resilience and Reorganization: Archaeology and Historical Ecology of California Channel Island Marine Mammals." in Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Sea Otters: Integrating Archaeology and Ecology in the Northeast Pacific, edited by Braje, Todd J. and Rick, Torben C., 273–296. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Rick, Torben C., Braje, Todd J., and DeLong, Robert. 2011. "People, pinnipeds, and sea otters of the Northeast Pacific." in Human impacts on seals, sea lions, and sea otters: integrating archaeology and ecology in the Northeast Pacific, edited by Braje, Todd J. and Rick, Torben C., 1–17. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Rick, Torben C., Braje, Todd J., and DeLong, Robert. 2011. "People, pinnipeds, and sea otters of the Northeast Pacific." in Human impacts on seals, sea lions, and sea otters: integrating archaeology and ecology in the Northeast Pacific, edited by Braje, Todd J. and Rick, Torben C., 1–17. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Erlandson, Jon, Braje, Todd J., Rick, Torben C., Davis, Troy, and Southon, John. 2009. "The Archaeology of Seal Cave (CA-SMI-604): Preliminary Results from a Paleocoastal Shell Midden on San Miguel Island, California." in Proceedings of the Seventh California Islands Symposium, edited by Damian, Christine and Garcelon, David., 33–42. Arcata: Institute for Wildlife Studies.
  • Rick, Torben C. 2009. "8,000 Years of Human Settlement and Land Use in Old Ranch Canyon, Santa Rosa Island, California." in Proceedings of the Seventh California Islands Symposium, edited by Damian, Christine and Garcelon, David., 21–31. Arcata: Institute for Wildlife Studies.

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