Ecosystem Engineers


2017

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.

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

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

 

2016

Malek, J. C. and J. E. Byers2016.  Predator effects on host-parasite interactions in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 556: 131-141. PDF

Kollars, N. M., J. E. Byers, & E. E. Sotka.   2016.  Invasive décor: An association between a native decorator worm and a non-native seaweed can be mutualistic.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 545: 135-145.

2015

Bishop, M. J. and J. E. Byers. 2015.  Predation risk predicts use of a novel habitat. Oikos 124(9): 1225-1231.  doi: 10.1111/oik.01967. PDF

2014

Wright, J. T., J. E. Byers, J. L. DeVore, & E. E. Sotka.  2014. Engineering or food? Mechanisms of facilitation by a habitat-forming invasive seaweed. Ecology 95(10): 2699-2706. 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

Byers, J. E., R. S. Smith, H. W. Weiksel, & C. Y. Robertson.  2014. A non-native prey mediates the effects of a shared predator on an ecosystem service.  PLoS One 9(4): e93969. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093969. PDF

Byers, J. E. and J.H. Grabowski.  2014. Soft-sediment communities.  In: Marine Community Ecology.  Eds.: M. D. Bertness, J. F. Bruno, B. R. Silliman & J. J. Stachowicz. Sinauer, p.227-249. PDF

2013

Gribben, P. E., J. E. Byers, J. T. Wright & T. M. Glasby.  2013.  Positive versus negative effects of an invasive ecosystem engineer on different components of a marine ecosystem.  Oikos 122: 816-824. (Highlighted as an Editor’s Choice Manuscript). PDF

2012

Byers, J. E., P.E. Gribben, C. Yeager, & E. Sotka. 2012. Impacts of an abundant invasive ecosystem engineer within mudflats of the southeastern US coast. Biological Invasions 14: 2587-2600. PDF

Wright, J.T., P.E. Gribben, J. E. Byers, & K. Monro.  2012.  Invasive ecosystem engineer selects for different phenotypes of an associated native species. Ecology 93(6): 1262-1268. PDF

Bishop, M. J., J. E. Byers, B.J. Marcek, & P.E. Gribben.  2012.  Density-dependent facilitation cascades determine epifaunal community structure in temperate Australian mangroves. Ecology 93(6): 1388-1401. PDF

Wright, J.T., J. E. Byers, L.P. Koukoumaftsis, & P.E. Gribben.  2012.  Differences in anti-predator traits of a native bivalve following invasion by a habitat-forming seaweed.  Marine & Freshwater Research 63: 246-250PDF

2011

Gutiérrez,  J.L., C.G. Jones, J. E. Byers, K.K. Arkema, K. Berkenbusch, J.A. Commito, C.M. Duarte, S.D. Hacker, I.E. Hendriks, P.J. Hogarth, J.G. Lambrinos, M.G. Palomo, & C. Wild. 2011.  Physical ecosystem engineers and the functioning of estuaries and coasts.   Chapter 5, in Vol. 7: Functioning of Estuaries and Coastal Ecosystems.  Eds.: C.H.R. Heip, C.J.M., Philippart, & J.J. Middelburg.  In: Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science (Series Eds., E. Wolanski, & D. McLusky), Elsevier, p.53-81. PDF

2010

Jones, C.G.,  J.L. Gutiérrez, J. E. Byers, J.A. Crooks,  J.G. Lambrinos, & T.S. Talley. 2010.  A framework for understanding physical ecosystem engineering by organisms. Oikos 119: 1862-1869PDF

Byers, J. E.,  P.E. Gribben, & J.T. Wright. 2010. Variable direct and indirect effects of a habitat-modifying invasive species on mortality of native fauna. Ecology 91(6): 1787-1798PDF

Wright, J.T.,  J. E. Byers, L.P. Koukoumaftsis, P.J. Ralph, & P.E. Gribben. 2010.  Native species behaviour mitigates the impact of habitat-forming invasive seaweed. Oecologia 163: 527-34. PDF

2009

Gribben, P.E., J. E. Byers, M. Clements, L.A. McKenzie, P.D. Steinberg, & J.T. Wright. 2009.  Behavioural interactions between ecosystems engineers control community species richness. Ecology Letters 12(11): 1127-1136PDF

Byers, J. E.  2009.  Invasive animals in marshes: Biological agents of change.  In: Human impacts on salt marshes: A global perspective. Eds.: Brian Silliman, Edwin Grosholz & Mark Bertness. University of California Press. pp. 41-56. PDF

2007

Byers, J. E.  2007. Lessons from disparate ecosystem engineers. In: Ecosystem engineering: plants to protists. Eds.: K. Cuddington, J. E. Byers, W. Wilson, & A. Hastings. Academic Press, Burlington, MA, pp.203-208. PDF

Hastings, A., J. E. Byers, J. Crooks,  K. Cuddington, C. Jones, J. Lambrinos, T. Talley, & W. Wilson. 2007. Ecosystem engineering in space and time. Ecology Letters 10(2): 153-164. PDF

BOOK:  K. Cuddington, J. E. Byers, W. Wilson and A. Hastings, editors. 2007. Ecosystem engineering: plants to protists. Academic Press.

2006

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

2001

Lenihan, H.S., C.H. Peterson, J. E. Byers, J.H. Grabowski, G.W. Thayer, & D.R. Colby. 2001. Cascading of habitat degradation: oyster reefs invaded by refugee fishes escaping stress.  Ecological Applications 11(3): 764-782. PDF

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

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 prep).  Northeastern Japan is a hotspot for marine invasions: the case study of the red seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla in the northern hemisphere.  Molecular Ecology.