Biogeography & Evolution of Species Ranges


Keogh, C. L., O. Miura, T. Nishimura, & J. E. Byers. (in press).  The double edge to parasite escape: invasive host is less infected but more infectable.  Ecology.

Hughes, A. R., T.C. Hanley,  J. E. Byers,  J. H. Grabowski,  J. C. Malek, M. F. Piehler, & D. L. Kimbro.  2017.  Genetic by environmental variation but no local adaptation in juvenile oysters (Crassostrea virginica).  Ecology and Evolution 7: 697–709.  PDF

Pringle, J. M., J. E. Byers, R. He, P. Pappalardo, & J.P. Wares.  2017.  Ocean currents and competitive strength interact to cluster benthic species range boundaries in the coastal ocean.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 567: 29-40.  PDF

Krueger-Hadfield, S. A., N. M. Kollars, A. E. Strand, J. E. Byers, S. J. Shainker, R. Terada, T. W. Greig, M. Hammann, D. C. Murray, F. Weinberger, & E. E. Sotka. (in press, 2017).  The identification of source and vector of a prolific marine invader.  Ecology and Evolution.

Gehman, A. M., J. H. Grabowski, A. R. Hughes, D. L. Kimbro, M. F. Piehler, & J. E. Byers..  2017.  Predators, environment and host characteristics influence the probability of infection by an invasive castrating parasite.  Oecologia 183: 139–149. PDF

Stephens, P. R., P. Pappalardo, S. Huang, J. E. Byers, M. J. Farrell, A. Gehman, R.R. Ghai, S.E. Haas, B. Han, A.W. Park, J.P. Schmidt, S. Altizer, V.O. Ezenwa, C.L. Nunn.  in press, 2017.  Global Mammal Parasite Database version 2.0.  Ecology 98(5): 1476.  PDF


Stephens, P. R., S. Altizer, K. F. Smith, A. A. Aguirre, J. H. Brown, S.A. Budischack, J. E. Byers, T. A. Dallas, T.J. Davies, J. M. Drake, V. O. Ezenwa, M. J. Ferrell, J.L. Gittleman, B. A. Han, S. Huang, R. A. Hutchinson, P. Johnson, C. L. Nunn, D. Onstad, A. Park, G. M. Vazquez-Prokopec, J. P. Schmidt, & R. Poulin.  2016.  The macroecology of infectious diseases: A new perspective on global-scale drivers of pathogen distributions and impacts.  Ecology Letters 19: 1159-1171. PDF

Ewers-Saucedo, C.,  J. M. Pringle, H. H. Sepúlveda, J. E. Byers, Navarrete, S.A., & J. P. Wares. 2016. The oceanic concordance of phylogeography and biogeography: A case study in Notochthamalus.  Ecology and Evolution 6(13): 4403-4420. PDF

Krueger-Hadfield, S. A., N. M. Kollars, J. E. Byers, T. W. Greig, M. Hammann, D. C. Murray, C. J. Murren, A. E. Strand, R. Terada, F. Weinberger, & E. E. Sotka.  2016.  Invasion of novel habitats uncouples haplo-diplontic life cycles.  Molecular Ecology 25: 3801-3816. PDF


Byers, J. E.,  R. S. Smith, J. M. Pringle, G. F. Clark, P. E. Gribben, C. L. Hewitt, G. J. Inglis, E. L. Johnston, G. M. Ruiz, J. J. Stachowicz, & M. J. Bishop.  2015. Invasion expansion: time since introduction best predicts global ranges of marine invaders.  Scientific Reports 5, 12436; doi: 10.1038/srep12436. PDF

Byers, J. E., J. H. Grabowski, M. F. Piehler, A. R. Hughes, H. W. Weiskel, J. C. Malek, & D. L. Kimbro.  2015. Geographic variation in intertidal oyster reef properties and the influence of tidal prism.  Limnology & Oceanography 60: 1051-1063. PDF

Pappalardo, P., J. M. Pringle, J. P. Wares, & J. E. Byers. 2015. The location, strength, and mechanisms behind marine biogeographic boundaries of the east coast of North America.  Ecography 38: 722-731.  doi: 10.1111/ecog.01135. PDF


Kimbro, D. L., J. E. Byers, J. H. Grabowski, A.R. Hughes, & M. F. Piehler. 2014.  The biogeography of trophic cascades on U.S. oyster reefs.  Ecology Letters 17(7): 845-854. PDF

Altman, I. and J. E. Byers.  2014.  Large scale spatial variation in parasite communities influenced by anthropogenic factors.  Ecology 95(7): 1876-1887. PDF

Pringle, J. M., J. E. Byers, P. Pappalardo,  J.P. Wares & D. Marshall.  2014. Circulation constrains the evolution of larval development modes and life histories in the coastal ocean. Ecology 95(4): 1022-1032. PDF

Byers, J. E., T. L. Rogers, J. H. Grabowski, A.R. Hughes, M. F. Piehler, & D. L. Kimbro. 2014.  Host and parasite recruitment correlated at a biogeographic scale.  Oecologia 174: 731-738. PDF

Colautti, R.I., S.J. Franks, R.A. Hufbauer, P.M. Kotanen, M.E. Torchin, J. E. Byers, P. Pyšek, & O. Bossdorf.  2014. The global garlic mustard field survey (GGMFS): challenges and opportunities of a unique, large-scale collaboration for invasion biology. Neobiota 21: 29-47. PDF


Altman, S., J. D. Robinson, J. M. Pringle, J. E. Byers, & J. P. Wares.  2013.  Edges and overlaps in Northwest Atlantic phylogeography.  Diversity 5(2): 263-275; doi:10.3390/d5020263 (Special volume: Biogeography and Biodiversity Conservation). PDF

Parker, J. D., M.E. Torchin, R.A. Hufbauer, N.P. Lemoine, C. Alba, D.M. Blumenthal, O. Bossdorf,  J. E. Byers, A.M. Dunn, R.W. Heckman, M. Hejda, V. Jarošík, A.R. Kanarek, L.B. Martin, S.E. Perkins, P. Pyšek, K. Schierenbeck, C. Schlöder, R. van Klinken, K.J. Vaughn, W. Williams, & L.M. Wolfe.  2013. Do invasive species perform better in their new ranges? Ecology 94(5): 985-994. PDF

Byers, J. E., W.G. McDowell, S. Robertson, R. Haynie, L.M. Pintor, & S.B. Wilde. 2013. Climate and pH predict the potential range of the invasive apple snail (Pomacea insularum) in the southeastern United States.  PLoS ONE 8(2): e56812. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0056812. PDF


Pringle, J.M., A.M.H. Blakeslee, J. E. Byers, & J. Roman.  2011. Asymmetric dispersal allows an upstream region to control population structure throughout a species’ range.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108(37): 15288-15293PDF

Canning-Clode, J., A.E. Fowler, J. E. Byers, J.T. Carlton, & G.M. Ruiz.  2011.  ‘Caribbean Creep’ chills out: climate change and marine invasive species.  PLoS ONE 6(12): e29657PDF


Blakeslee, A.M.H., C.H. McKenzie, J.A. Darling, J. E. Byers, J.M. Pringle, & J. Roman. 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. PDF


Brawley, S. H.,  J.A. Coyer, A.M.H. Blakeslee, G. Hoarau, L.E. Johnson, J. E. Byers, W.T. Stam, & J.L. Olsen. 2009.  Historical invasions of the intertidal zone of Atlantic North America associated with distinctive patterns of trade and emigration.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106(20): 8239-8244. PDF


Blakeslee, A.M.H.,  J. E. Byers, & M.P. Lesser. 2008. Solving cryptogenic histories using host and parasite molecular genetics: the resolution of Littorina littorea’s North American origin. Molecular Ecology 17(16): 3684-3696. PDF

Byers, J. E. and J.M. Pringle. 2008. Going against the flow: how invasions spread and persist in the face of advection. [Extended Abstract]. ICES Journal of Marine Science 65: 723-724. PDF

Blakeslee, A.M.H. and J. E. Byers. 2008. Using parasites to inform ecological history: comparisons among three congeneric marine snails. Ecology 89(4): 1068-1078. PDF

Byers, J. E., A. Blakeslee, E. Linder, A. Cooper, & T. Maguire. 2008. Controls of spatial variation in the prevalence of trematode parasites infecting a marine snail. Ecology 89(2):439-451. PDF


Freeman, A. and J. E. Byers.  2006.  Divergent induced responses to an invasive predator in marine mussel populations. Science 313 (5788): 831-833. PDF

Byers, J. E. and J. M. Pringle. 2006. Going against the flow: retention, range limits and invasions in advective environments. Marine Ecology Progress Series 313: 27-41. PDF


Reusink, J., H. Lenihan, A. Trimble, K. Heiman, F. Micheli, J. E. Byers, & M. Kay.  2005.  Introduction of non-native oysters: ecosystem effects and restoration implications.  Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 36: 643-689. PDF

Byers, J. E.  2005. Quantifying geographical variation in physiological performance to address the absence of invading species. Ecoscience 12(3): 358-365. (Special volume: Spatial and temporal dynamics of biological invasions). PDF


Byers, J. E.  1999. The distribution of an introduced mollusc and its role in the long-term demise of a native confamilial species.  Biological Invasions 1(4): 339-353. PDF