Biogeography & Evolution of Species Ranges

Biogeography & Evolution of Species Ranges


Smith, R. S., J. Beauvais, & J. E. Byers. 2022. Traits of resident saltmarsh plants promote retention of range-expanding mangroves under specific tidal regimes. Estuaries and Coasts 45: 1422-1433. PDF


Smith, R. S.,J. A. Blaze, & J. E. Byers. 2021. Dead litter of resident species first facilitates and then inhibits sequential life stages of range-expanding species. Journal of Ecology 109: 1649-1664.  doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.13538.  (With cover). PDF

Firth, L. B., D. Harris, J.A. Blaze, M.P. Marzloff, A. Boyé, P.I. Miller, A. Curd, M. Vasquez, J.D. Nunn, N.E. O’Connor, A.M. Power, N. Mieszkowska, R.M. O’Riordan, M.T. Burrows, L.M. Bricheno, A.M. Knights, F.L.D. Nunes, F. Bordeyne, L.E. Bush, J. E. Byers, C. David, A.J. Davies, S.F. Dubois, H. Edwards, A. Foggo, L. Grant, J.A.M. Green, P.E. Gribben, F.P. Lima, D. McGrath, L.M.L.J. Noël, R. Seabra, C. Simkanin, S.J. Hawkins.  2021. Specific niche requirements underpin multidecadal range edge stability, but may introduce barriers for climate change adaptation.  Diversity and Distributions 27: 668-683. doi: 10.1111/ddi.13224. PDF


Alvarez-Noriega, M., S. C. Burgess, J. E. Byers, J. M. Pringle, J. P. Wares, & D. J. Marshall. 2020. Global biogeography of marine dispersal potential. Nature Ecology & Evolution. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-1238-y. PDF

Gribben, P. E. and J. E. Byers. 2020. Comparative biogeography of marine invaders across their native and introduced ranges. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, 58: 395-440. PDF

Smith, R. S.,J. A. Blaze, & J. E. Byers.  2020.  Negative indirect effects of hurricanes on recruitment of range-expanding mangroves. Marine Ecology Progress Series 644: 65-74.  doi: 10.3354/meps13351. PDF

Chen, E., J. A. Blaze, R. S. Smith, S. Peng, J. E. Byers.  2020.  Freeze-tolerance of poleward-spreading mangrove species weakened by soil properties of resident salt marsh competitor. Journal of Ecology 108: 1725-1737. doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.13350. PDF


Smith, R. S.,T. Z. Osborne, I. C. Feller, & J. E. Byers.  2019.  Detrital traits affect substitutability of a range-expanding foundation species across latitude. Oikos 128(9): 1367-1380. doi: 10.1111/oik.06149. PDF

Byers, J. E., J.P. Schmidt, P. Pappalardo, S. Haas, & P. R. Stephens. 2019.  What factors explain the geographic range of mammalian parasites?  Proceedings of the Royal Society London B Biol Sci.  286: 20190673. PDF

Hughes, A. R., T. C. Hanley, J. E. Byers, J. H. Grabowski, T. McCrudden, M. F. Piehler, D. L. Kimbro.  2019.  Genetic diversity and phenotypic variation within hatchery-produced oyster cohorts predict size and success in the field.  Ecological Applications. 29(6): e01940, 1158-1171. doi: 10.1002/eap.1940. PDF

Kinney, K. A., L. M. Pintor, & J. E. Byers.  2019.  Does predator-driven, biotic resistance limit the northward spread of the non-native green porcelain crab, Petrolisthes armatusBiological Invasions 21: 245-260.  PDF


Wright, J.T., Z. C. Holmes, & J. E. Byers.  2018.  Stronger positive association between an invasive crab and a native intertidal ecosystem engineer with increasing wave exposure.  Marine Environmental Research 142: 124-129. PDF

Smith, R. S., J. A. Blaze, T. Z. Osborne, & J. E. Byers.  2018. Facilitating your replacement? Ecosystem engineer legacy affects establishment success of an expanding competitor.  Oecologia 188(1): 251-262.  PDF

Gehman, A. M.*, R. J. Hall, & J. E. Byers. 2018. Host and parasite thermal ecology jointly determine the effect of climate warming on epidemic dynamics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115(4): 744-749. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1705067115.  PDF   (*winner of ESA’s Aquatic Section Thomas M. Frost Award for Excellence in Graduate Research 2018)


Keogh, C. L., O. Miura, T. Nishimura, & J. E. Byers.  2017.  The double edge to parasite escape: invasive host is less infected but more infectable.  Ecology 98(9): 2241-2247.  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

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