Conservation Biology

Conservation Biology


Irwin, B., M. Tomamichel, M. Frischer, R. Hall, A. Davis, T. Bliss, P. Rohani, & J. E. Byers. (in press, 2023). Managing the threat of infectious disease in seafood using structured decision making. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Beauvais, J., N. Nibbelink, & J. E. Byers. 2023. Differential equity in access to public and private coastal infrastructure in the Southeastern United States. Ecological Applications. PDF.


Li, F., C. Angelini, J. E. Byers, C. Christopher, & S. C. Pennings. 2022. Responses of a tidal freshwater marsh plant community to chronic and pulsed saline intrusion. Journal of Ecology 110(7): 1508-1524. PDF

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

Yarnall, A. H., J. E. Byers, L. A. Yeager, & F. J. Fodrie. 2022.  Comparing edge and fragmentation effects within seagrass communities: a meta-analysis. Ecology 103(3): e3603. 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


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

Keisling, C., R. D. Harris, J. Blaze, J. Coffin, & J. E. Byers. 2020.  Low concentrations and low spatial variability of marine microplastics in oysters (Crassostrea virginica) in a rural Georgia estuary.  Marine Pollution Bulletin 150: 110672. doi: 10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110672. PDF

Grabowski, J. H., T. C. Gouhier, J. E. Byers, L. F. Dodd, A. R. Hughes, M. F. Piehler, & D. L. Kimbro. 2020. Regional environmental variation and local species interactions influence biogeographic structure on oyster reefs. Ecology. doi: 10.1002/ecy.2921. PDF

Rodríguez, S. M., K. Burgos, B. Gutiérrez, V. Escares,& J. E. Byers.  2020.  First report of foraging behaviour on Pacific molecrabs (Emerita analoga) by dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) on the coast of Valdivia, Chile. Gayana 84(2): 158-162. 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

McDowell, W. G. and J. E. Byers.  2019.  High abundance of a lone member of a functional guild gives an invasive species an outsized ecological role. Freshwater Biology 64: 577-586. doi: 10.1111/fwb.13243. PDF

Sotka, E. E. and J. E. Byers.  2019.  Not so fast. Promoting invasive species to enhance multifunctionality in a native ecosystem requires strong(er) scrutiny. Biological Invasions 21: 19-25. doi: 10.1007/s10530-018-1822-0.  PDF

Byers, J. E. and E. E. Sotka. 2019.  Promoting invasive species to enhance multifunctionality in a native ecosystem still requires strong(er) scrutiny. Biological Invasions 21(2): 277-280. doi: 10.1007/s10530-018-1851-8.  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


Haram, L. E., K. A. Kinney, E. E. Sotka, & J. E. Byers.  2018. Mixed effects of an introduced ecosystem engineer on the foraging behavior and habitat selection of predators.  EcologyPDF

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)

Dugan, J. E., K. A. Emery, M. Alber, C. R. Alexander, J. E. Byers, A. M. Gehman, N. A. McLenaghan, & S. Sojka.  2018. Generalizing ecological effects of shoreline armoring across soft sediment environments. Estuaries and Coasts 41 (Suppl 1):S180–S196.  doi: 10.1007/s12237-017-0254-x.  PDF

Gehman, A. M., N. A. McLenaghan, J. E. Byers, C. R. Alexander, S. C. Pennings, & M. Alber.  2018. Effects of small-scale armoring and residential development on the salt marsh/upland ecotone. Estuaries and Coasts 41(Suppl 1): S54-S67. doi: 10.1007/s12237-017-0300-8.  PDF


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