Conservation Biology


Dugan, J. E., K. A. Emery, M. Alber, C. R. Alexander, J. E. Byers, A. M. Gehman, N. A. McLenaghan, & S. Sojka. (in press, 2017).  Generalizing ecological effects of shoreline armoring across soft sediment environments. Estuaries and Coasts.

Gehman, A. M., N. A. McLenaghan, J. E. Byers, C. R. Alexander, S. C. Pennings, & M. Alber.  (in press).   Effects of small-scale armoring and residential development on the salt marsh-upland ecotone.  Estuaries and Coasts

Malek, J. C. and J. E. Byers. 2017.  The effects of tidal elevation on parasite heterogeneity and co-infection in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 494: 32-37.  PDF

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

McDowell, W. G., W. H. McDowell, & J. E. Byers.  2017.  Mass mortality of a dominant invasive species in response to an extreme climate event: implications for ecosystem function.  Limnology and Oceanography 62: 177-188. PDF


Noonburg, E. G. and J. E. Byers.  2016. Bad neighbors: How spatially disjunct habitat degradation can cause system-wide population collapse.  Ecology 97(10): 2858-2866. 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

Craft, C., E. Herbert, F. Li, D. Smith, J. Schubauer-Berigan, S. Widney, C. Angelini, S. Pennings, P. Medeiros, J. Byers, & M. Alber. 2016.  Climate change and the fate of coastal wetlands. Wetland Science & Practice September: 70-73. PDF


Byers, J. E., I. Altman, A. M. Grosse, T. C. Huspeni, & J.C. Maerz.  2011.  Using parasitic trematode larvae to quantify an elusive vertebrate host. Conservation Biology 25(1): 85-93. PDF

Meyer, J.J. and J. E. Byers.  2011.  Human-driven spatial and temporal shift in trophodynamics in the Gulf of Maine, USA.  Marine Biology 158(3): 631-638. PDF

Altman, I.,  A.M.H. Blakeslee, G.C. Osio, C. Rillahan, S.J. Teck, J.J. Meyer, J. E. Byers, & A.A. Rosenberg.  2011.  A practical approach to implementation of ecosystem-based management: a case study using the Gulf of Maine marine ecosystem.  Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment 9(3): 183-189. PDF


Byers, J. E. and E.G. Noonburg. 2007. Poaching, enforcement, and the efficacy of marine reserves. Ecological Applications 17(7): 1851-1856. PDF


Byers, J. E., K. Cuddington, C. Jones, T. Talley, A. Hastings, J. Lambrinos, J. Crooks, & W. Wilson. 2006. Using ecosystem engineers to restore ecological systems. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 21(9): 493-500. PDF

Griffiths, J., M. Dethier, A. Newsom, J. E. Byers, J. Meyer, F. Oyarzun, & H. Lenihan. 2006. Invertebrate community responses to recreational clam digging. Marine Biology 149(6): 1489-1497. PDF


Byers, J. E.  2005.  Marine reserves enhance abundance but not competitive impacts of a harvested nonindigenous species.  Ecology 86(2): 487–500. (With cover). PDF


Byers, J. E., S. Reichard, J. Randall, I. Parker, C. Smith, W. Lonsdale, I. Atkinson, T. Seasted, M. Williamson, E. Chornesky, & D. Hayes. 2002. Directing research to reduce the impacts of nonindigenous species.  Conservation Biology 16(3): 630-640. PDF

Byers, J. E.  2002. Impact of non-indigenous species on natives enhanced by anthropogenic alteration of selection regimes. Oikos 97(3): 449-458. PDF