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
  • Der Sarkissian, Clio, Möller, Per, Hofman, Courtney A., Ilsǿe, Peter, Rick, Torben C., Schiǿtte, Tom, Sǿrensen, Martin Vinther, Dalén, Love, and Orlando, Ludovic. 2020. "Unveiling the Ecological Applications of Ancient DNA From Mollusk Shells." Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 8 Article 37. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2020.00037.
  • Erlandson, Jon M., Braje, Todd J., Ainis, Amira F., Culleton, Brendan J., Gill, Kristina M., Hofman, Courtney A., Kennett, Douglas J., Reeder-Myers, Leslie, and Rick, Torben C. 2020. "Maritime Paleoindian technology, subsistence, and ecology at an ~11,700 year old Paleocoastal site on California's Northern Channel Islands, USA." PLOS ONE, 15, (9). https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238866.
  • Erlandson, Jon M., Rick, Torben C., Ainis, Amira F., Gill, Kristina M., Jew, Nicholas P., and Reeder-Myers, Leslie. 2020. "Shellfish, Geophytes, and Sedentism on Early Holocene Santa Rosa Island, Alta California, USA." The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 15, (4) 504–524. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564894.2019.1579272.
  • Mychajliw, Alexis M., Rick, Torben C., Dagtas, Nihan D., Erlandson, Jon M., Culleton, Brendan J., Kennett, Douglas J., Buckley, Michael, and Hofman, Courtney A. 2020. "Biogeographic problem-solving reveals the Late Pleistocene translocation of a short-faced bear to the California Channel Islands." Scientific Reports, 10, (1) 15172. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-71572-z.
  • Rick, Torben C. 2020. "Early to Middle Holocene Estuarine Shellfish Collecting on the Islands and Mainland Coast of the Santa Barbara Channel, California, USA." Open Quaternary, 6, (1) 9. https://doi.org/10.5334/oq.86.
  • Rick, Torben C. and Erlandson, Jon M. 2020. "Human Impacts on Ancient Marine Ecosystems." In Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Smith, Claire, editor. 5334–5336. Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
  • Rick, Torben C. and Sandweiss, Daniel H. 2020. "Archaeology, climate, and global change in the Age of Humans." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117, (15) 8250–8253. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2003612117.
  • Rick, Torben, Ontiveros, Miguel Angel Cau, Jerardino, Antonieta, Mariotti, Annarita, Mendez, Cesar, and Williams, Alan N. 2020. "Human-environmental interactions in Mediterranean climate regions from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene." Anthropocene, 31 100253–100253. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ancene.2020.100253.
  • Rick, Torben, Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Braje, Todd J., and Wake, Thomas. 2020. "Human ecology, paleogeography, and biodiversity on California's small Islands." The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 1–19. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564894.2020.1767733.
  • Sanchez, Gabriel M., Gobalet, Kenneth, and Rick, Torben. 2020. "New insights on the Par-Tee (35CLT20) site: Collections-based research of northern Oregon Coast fisheries." The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 1–23. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564894.2020.1782538.
  • St Amand, Frankie, Childs, S. Terry, Reitz, Elizabeth J., Heller, Sky, Newsom, Bonnie, Rick, Torben C., Sandweiss, Daniel H., and Wheeler, Ryan. 2020. "Leveraging legacy archaeological collections as proxies for climate and environmental research." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117, (15) 8287–8294. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1914154117.
  • Thompson, Victor D., Rick, Torben C., Garland, Carey J., Thomas, David Hurst, Smith, Karen Y., Bergh, Sarah, Sanger, Matt, Tucker, Bryan, Lulewicz, Isabelle, Semon, Anna M., Schalles, John, Hladik, Christine, Alexander, Clark, and Ritchison, Brandon T. 2020. "Ecosystem stability and Native American oyster harvesting along the Atlantic Coast of the United States." Science Advances, 6, (28). https://doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.aba9652.
  • Wellman, Hannah P., Austin, Rita M., Dagtas, Nihan D., Moss, Madonna L., Rick, Torben C., and Hofman, Courtney A. 2020. "Archaeological mitogenomes illuminate the historical ecology of sea otters ( Enhydra lutris ) and the viability of reintroduction." Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 287, (1940). https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2020.2343.
  • Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Turck, John, and Rick, Torben, editors. 2019. Archaeology of Human-Environmental Dynamics on the North American Atlantic Coast. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.
  • Braje, Todd, Erlandson, Jon, Gill, Kristina, Rick, Torben, Bentz, Linda, and Collins, Paul. 2019. "Historical Degradation and Ecological Recovery: Evaluating the Marginality of California Island Ecosystems." In An Archaeology of Abundance: Reevaluating the Marginality of California's Islands. Gill, Kristina, Fauvelle, Mikael, and Erlandson, Jon, editors. 31–58. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.
  • Erlandson, Jon, Rick, Torben, Ainis, Amira, Braje, Todd, Gill, Kristina, and Reeder-Myers, Leslie. 2019. "Late Pleistocene estuaries, palaeoecology and humans on North America's Pacific Coast." Antiquity, 93, (372) e32. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2019.185.
  • Jorgenson, Andrew K., Fiske, Shirley, Hubacek, Klaus, Li, Jia, McGovern, Tom, Rick, Torben, Schor, Juliet B., Solecki, William, York, Richard, and Zycherman, Ariela. 2019. "Social science perspectives on drivers of and responses to global climate change." Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 10, (1) Article e554. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.554.
  • Reeder-Myers, Leslie and Rick, Torben. 2019. "Sea Level Rise and Sustainability in Chesapeake Bay Coastal Archaeology." In The Archaeology of Human-Environmental Dynamics on the North American Atlantic Coast. Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Turck, John, and Rick, Torben, editors. 107–136. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.
  • Reeder-Myers, Leslie and Rick, Torben C. 2019. "Kayak surveys in estuarine environments: addressing sea-level rise and climate change." Antiquity, 93, (370) 1040–1051. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2019.91.
  • Rick, Torben C. 2019. "Why So Late? AMS Radiocarbon Evidence of a Late Holocene Appearance of Shell Fishhooks in Alta California." The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 14, (1) 108–112. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564894.2019.1579273.
  • Rick, Torben C., Braje, Todd J., and Erlandson, Jon M. 2019. "Early Red Abalone Shell Middens, Human Subsistence, and Environmental Change on California's Northern Channel Islands." Journal of Ethnobiology, 39, (2) 204–222. https://doi.org/10.2993/0278-0771-39.2.204.
  • Rick, Torben C., Harvey, Virginia L., and Buckley, Michael. 2019. "Collagen fingerprinting and the Chumash billfish fishery, Santa Barbara Channel, California, USA." Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 11, (12) 6639–6648. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12520-019-00930-4.
  • Rick, Torben, Braje, Todd, Wake, Thomas, Sanchez, Gabriel, DeLong, Robert, and Lightfoot, Kent. 2019. "Seventy Years of Archaeological Research on California's Farallon Islands." California Archaeology, 11, (2) 183–203. https://doi.org/10.1080/1947461X.2019.1652043.
  • Rick, Torben, Hofman, Courtney, and Reeder-Myers, Leslie. 2019. "Why Translocate? Evaluating the Evidence and Reasons for Ancient Human Introduction of Wildlife to California's Islands." In An Archaeology of Abundance: Reevaluating the Marginality of California's Islands. Gill, Kristina, Fauvelle, Mikael, and Erlandson, Jon, editors. 248–272. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.
  • Rick, Torben, Reeder-Myers, Leslie, and Turck, John. 2019. "Conceptualizing the Archaeology of North America's Atlantic Seacoast and Estuaries." In Archaeology of Human-Environmental Dynamics on the North American Atlantic Coast. Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Turck, John, and Rick, Torben, editors. 1–15. Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.
  • Stephens, Lucas, Fuller, Dorian, Boivin, Nicole, Rick, Torben C., Gauthier, Nicolas, Kay, Andrea, Marwick, Ben, Armstrong, Chelsey Geralda Denise, Barton, C. Michael, Denham, Tim, Douglass, Kristina, Driver, Jonathan, Janz, Lisa, Roberts, Patrick, Rogers, J. Daniel, Thakar, Heather, Altaweel, Mark, Johnson, Amber L., Sampietro Vattuone, Maria Marta, Aldenderfer, Mark, Archila, Sonia, Artioli, Gilberto, Bale, Martin T., Beach, Timothy, Borrell, Ferran et al. 2019. "Archaeological assessment reveals Earth's early transformation through land use." Science, 365, (6456) 897–902. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aax1192.
  • Vokhshoori, Natasha L., McCarthy, Matthew D., Collins, Paul W., Etnier, Michael A., Rick, Torben C., Eda, Masaki, Beck, Jessie, and Newsome, Seth D. 2019. "Broader foraging range of ancient short-tailed albatross populations into California coastal waters based on bulk tissue and amino acid isotope analysis." Marine Ecology Progress Series, 610 1–13. https://doi.org/10.3354/meps12839.
  • Braje, Todd J., Rick, Torben C., Dillehay, Tom D., Erlandson, Jon M., and Klein, Richard G. 2018. "Arrival routes of first Americans uncertain Response." Science, 359, (6381) 1225–1225. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aar8645.
  • Hofman, Courtney A. and Rick, Torben C. 2018. "Ancient Biological Invasions and Island Ecosystems: Tracking Translocations of Wild Plants and Animals." Journal of Archaeological Research, 26, (1) 65–115. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10814-017-9105-3.
  • Hofman, Courtney A., Rick, Torben C., Erlandson, Jon M., Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Welch, Andreanna J., and Buckley, Michael. 2018. "Collagen Fingerprinting and the Earliest Marine Mammal Hunting in North America." Scientific Reports, 8 10014–10014. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-28224-0.
  • Morrison, Scott, Sillett, T. Scott, Funk, W. Chris, Ghalambor, Cameron, and Rick, Torben C. 2018. "California Island Rediscovery: building an archive to improve conservation today and equip the historical ecologist of tomorrow." Western North American Naturalist, 78, (4). https://doi.org/10.3398/064.078.0423.
  • Nagaoka, Lisa, Rick, Torben C., and Wolverton, Steve. 2018. "The overkill model and its impact on environmental research." Ecology and Evolution, 8, (19) 9683–9696. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.4393.
  • Rick, Torben C., Reeder-Myers, Leslie, Gobalet, Kenneth W., Hash, John M., Jew, Nicholas P., Wake, Thomas A., and Wolff, Christopher B. 2018. Deception Island: Archaeology of ′Anyapax, Anacapa Island, California. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press. In Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, 52. https://doi.org/10.5479/si.1943-6661.52.
  • Shirazi, Sabrina, Rick, Torben C., Erlandson, Jon M., and Hofman, Courtney A. 2018. "A tale of two mice: A trans-Holocene record of Peromyscus nesodytes and Peromyscus maniculatus at Daisy Cave, San Miguel Island, California." The Holocene, 28, (5) 827–833. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683617744266.
  • Black, H. D., Andrus, C. F. T., Lambert, W. J., Rick, Torben C., and Gillikin, D. P. 2017. "δ15N Values in Crassostrea virginica Shells Provides Early Direct Evidence for Nitrogen Loading to Chesapeake Bay." Scientific Reports, 7 44241. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep44241.
  • Braje, Todd J., Dillehay, Tom D., Erlandson, Jon M., Fitzpatrick, Scott M., Grayson, Donald K., Holliday, Vance T., Kelly, Robert L., Klein, Richard G., Meltzer, David J., and Rick, Torben C. 2017. "Were Hominins in California ∼130,000 Years Ago?" PaleoAmerica, 3, (3) 200–202. https://doi.org/10.1080/20555563.2017.1348091.
  • Braje, Todd J., Dillehay, Tom D., Erlandson, Jon M., Klein, Richard G., and Rick, Torben C. 2017. "Finding the first Americans." Science, 358, (6363) 592–594. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aao5473.
  • 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.
  • 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, Hines, Anson H., and Kirch, Patrick V. 2017. [Dataset] Millennial-scale sustainability of the Chesapeake Bay Native American oyster fishery. Distributed by Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. https://doi.org/10.5479/data_serc/10088/31951.
  • 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, Jesús 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. Scott, 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.
  • Wolverton, Steve, Nagaoka, Lisa, and Rick, Torben C. 2016. Applied Zooarchaeology: Five Case Studies. Clinton Corners, New York: Eliot Werner Publications, Inc.. https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctvqc6hk2.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.2458/azu_rc.57.18397.
  • 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, 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. Kittinger, Jack and McClenechan, L., Gedan, K., Blight,L., editors. 39–62. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1179/2055556314Z.00000000011.
  • Erlandson, Jon and Rick, Torben C. 2015. "The Kelp Highway and the First Californians." In First Coastal Californians. Gamble, L. H., editor. 9–16. Santa Fe: School For Advanced Research Press.
  • Fitzpatrick, Scott and Rick, Torben C. 2015. "JICA Celebrates Its Tenth Anniversary." The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, 10 1–2. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564894.2015.1029361.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564894.2015.1013647.
  • 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. Kittinger, John N., Mcclenachan, Loren, Gedan, Keryn B., and Blight, Louise K., editors. 163–186. University of California Press. https://doi.org/10.1525/9780520959606-012.
  • 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.
  • Perry, Jennifer, Glassow, Michael, Rick, Torben C., and Erlandson, Jon. 2015. "Ten Thousand Years on the Northern Channel Islands." In First Coastal Californians. Gamble, L. H., editor. 51–58. Santa Fe: School For Advanced Research Press.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0002731600003358.
  • 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. https://doi.org/10.1080/15564894.2014.967896.
  • 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., 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. Roksandic, Mirjana, Mendonca, S., Eggers, S., Burchell, M., and Klockler, D., editors. 1–10. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press.
  • 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., 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. Jazwa, Chirstopher and Perry, Jennifer, editors. 26–39. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press.
  • 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. 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. Thompson, V., and and Wagonner, J.,Jr., editors. 41–64. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.
  • 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. "Rockfish in the Longview: Applied Archaeology and Conservation of Pacific Red Snapper (Genus Sebastes) in Southern California." In Applied Zooarchaeology and Conservation Biology. Wolverton, Steven and Lyman, R. Lee, editors. 157–178. Tucson: University of Arizona Press.
  • 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 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. Glassow, M. A. and Joslin, T. L., editors. 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. Eren, M. I., editor. 79–110. Walnut Creek: Left Coast Press.
  • 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. "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. Braje, Todd J. and Rick, Torben C., editors. 297–308. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • 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 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. Braje, Todd J. and Rick, Torben C., editors. 273–296. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • 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., 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. Braje, Todd J. and Rick, Torben C., editors. 1–17. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • 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.
  • 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. Damian, Christine and Garcelon, David, editors. 33–42. Arcata: Institute for Wildlife Studies.
  • 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. 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. Damian, Christine and Garcelon, David, editors. 21–31. Arcata: Institute for Wildlife Studies.
  • 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.
  • Rick, Torben C. and Erlandson, Jon, editors. 2008. Human Impacts on Ancient Marine Ecosystems. Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.
  • Rick, Torben C. 2007. The Archaeology and Historical Ecology of Late Holocene San Miguel Island, California. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology.

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