Smith, R. S., S. C. Pennings, M. Alber, C. Craft, & J. E. Byers. (in press, 2024). The resistance of Georgia coastal marshes to hurricanes. Ecosphere.

Meira, A., J. E. Byers, & R. Sousa. (in press, 2024). A global synthesis of predation on bivalves. Biological Reviews.

Stanley, R. E., M. V. Bilskie, C. B. Woodson, & J. E. Byers. (in press, 2024). A model for understanding the effects of flow conditions on oyster reef development and impacts to wave attenuation. Ecological Modelling.

Irwin, B., M. Tomamichel, M. Frischer, R. Hall, A. Davis, T. Bliss, P. Rohani, & J. E. Byers. (in press, 2024). Managing the threat of infectious disease in seafood using structured decision making. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

Byers, J. E. 2024. Using ecosystem engineers to enhance multiple ecosystem processes. Functional Ecology 38: 22-36. PDF


van Rees, C. B., D. Hernandez-Abrams, M. Shudtz, R. Lammers, J. E. Byers, B. Bledsoe, M. V. Bilskie, J. Calabria, M. Chambers, E. Dolatowski, S. Ferreira, L. Naslund, N. Nibbelink, B. Suedel, A. Tritinger, C. B. Woodson, S. K. McKay, S. J. Wenger. Re-imagining infrastructure for a biodiverse future. 2023. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences 120(46): e2214334120.  doi:10.1073/pnas.2214334120 PDF

Harris, R. D., J. A. Blaze, & J. E. Byers. 2023. Facilitation between two dominant ecosystem engineers extends their footprints and degree of overlap.  J. Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 568, 151944, PDF

Esser, E. A., J. M. Pringle, & J. E. Byers. 2023. Neither larval duration nor dispersal distance predict spatial genetic diversity in planktonic dispersing species.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 721:161-167. PDF

Resetarits, E. and J. E. Byers. 2023. The role of small-scale environmental gradients on trematode infection. Freshwater Biology 68: 1453-1461.  doi: 10.1111/fwb.14140 PDF

Resetarits, E. J., W. T. Ellis, & J. E. Byers. 2023. The opposing roles of lethal and non-lethal effects of parasites on host resource consumption. Ecology and Evolution 13, e9973.  PDF

Byers, J. E.,  J. A. Blaze, A. C. Dodd, H. L. Hall, &. P. E. Gribben. 2023. Exotic asphyxiation: interactions between invasive species and hypoxia. Biological Reviews 98: 150-167. PDF

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 33(5): e2770. doi: 10.1002/eap.2770 PDF

Tomamichel, M. M., T. L. Walters, R. J. Hall, J. E. Byers, M. E. Frischer. 2023. A methodology to produce specific pathogen-free penaeid shrimp for use in empirical investigations of parasite ecology. Journal of Shellfish Research 42(1): 133-142. doi: 10.2983/035.042.0114 PDF

Kinney, K. A., L. M. Pintor, A. C. Mell, & J. E. Byers. 2023. Density-dependent predation and predator preference for native prey may facilitate an invasive crab’s escape from natural enemies. Biological Invasions 25: 2967-2976. doi: 10.1007/s10530-023-03085-5 PDF


Suedel, B. C., J. Calabria,  M. V. Bilskie, J. E. Byers, K. Broich, S. K. McKay, A. S. Tritinger, C. B. Woodson, & E. Dolatowski. 2022. Engineering coastal structures to centrally embrace biodiversity. Journal of Environmental Management 323: 116138. 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

Rodríguez, S. M., J. E. Byers, F. Cerda-Aliaga, & N. Valdivia. 2022. Variation in helminth infection prevalence, abundance, and coinfection in an intermediate host across large spatial scale. Marine Ecology Progress Series 681: 103-116. 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


Krueger-Hadfield, S. A., J. E. Byers, G. Bonthond,R. Terada,F. Weinberger, & E. E. Sotka. 2021. Intraspecific diversity and genetic structure in the widespread macroalga Agarophyton vermiculophyllum. J. of Phycology 57(5): 1403-1410. PDF

Byers, J. E. 2021. Marine parasites and disease in the era of global climate change. Annual Review of Marine Science 13: 397-420. PDF

Gehman, A. M., M. Mahaffey, & J. E. Byers.  2021. Influences of land use and ecological variables on trematode prevalence and intensity at the salt marsh-upland ecotone. Ecosphere 12(8):e03723. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.3723. 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

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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


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

Byers, J. E. 2020. Effects of climate change on parasites and disease in estuarine and nearshore environments. PLoS Biology 18(11): e3000743. PDF

Kimbro, D. L., A. Scherer, J. E. Byers, J. H. Grabowski, A. R. Hughes, M. F. Piehler, & D. Smee. 2020. Environmental gradients influence biogeographic patterns of nonconsumptive predator effects on oysters. Ecosphere 11(10): e03260. 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 4: 1196-1203. doi: 10.1038/s41559-020-1238-y. 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

Teitelbaum, C. S., C. R. Amoroso, S. Huang, T. J.  Davies, J.  Rushmore, J. M. Drake, P. R. Stephens, J. E. Byers, A. A. Majewska, & C. L. Nunn.  2020. A comparison of diversity estimators applied to a database of host-parasite associations. Ecography 43: 1316-1328. doi: 10.1111/ecog.05143. PDF

Haram, L. E., E. E. Sotka, & J. E. Byers. 2020.  Effects of novel, non-native detritus on decomposition and invertebrate community assemblage. Marine Ecology Progress Series 643: 49-61. doi: 10.3354/meps13335. 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

Wasson, K., R. A. Fabian, S. Fork, J. Stanganelli, Z. Mize, K. Beheshti, R. Jeppesen, I. Jones, C. J. Zabin, S. Walker, S. C. Lummis, M. Emery, J. D. Moore, C. Endris, D. Jolette, & J. E. Byers. 2020. Multiple factors contribute to the spatially variable and dramatic decline of an invasive snail in an estuary where it was long-established and phenomenally abundant. Biological Invasions. 22: 1181–1202. doi: 10.1007/s10530-019-02172-w. PDF

Gooding, E. L.,  M. R. Kendrick, J. F. Brunson, P. R. Kingsley-Smith, A. E. Fowler, M. E. Frischer, & J. E. Byers. 2020.  Black gill increases the susceptibility of white shrimp, Penaeus setiferus (Linnaeus, 1767), to common estuarine predators. J. Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 524: 151284. doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2019.151284. 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


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

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

Hostert, L. E.,  L. M. Pintor, & J. E. Byers.  2019.  Sex, size and prey caloric value affects diet specialization and consumption of an invasive prey by a native predator.  Current Zoology 65(5): 499-507. doi: 10.1093/cz/zoy076. 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

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

Malek, J. C. and J. E Byers. 2018.  Responses of an oyster host (Crassostrea virginica) and its protozoan parasite (Perkinsus marinus) to increasing air temperature.  PeerJ 6:e5046.  doi: 10.7717/peerj.5046.  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)

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


Byers, J. E., Z. C. Holmes, & J. C. Malek.  2017. Variation in strength of a trophic cascade influenced by contrasting complexity of adjacent habitats. Oecologia 185: 107-117. doi: 10.1007/s00442-017-3928-y  PDF

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

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

Schutte, V.G. W. and J. E. Byers. 2017. Variation in simple trait of mangrove roots governs predator access to, and community composition of, epibiotic sponges. Marine Ecology Progress Series 573: 15-23. 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.  2017.  Genetic identification of source and likely vector of a widespread marine invader.  Ecology and Evolution 7(12): 4432-4447.  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

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. and J. E. Byers.  2017. Non-native parasite enhances susceptibility of host to native predators.  Oecologia 183: 919–926.  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

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

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.  2017.  Global Mammal Parasite Database version 2.0.  Ecology 98(5): 1476.  PDF

Burks, R. L., J. Bernatis, J. E. Byers, J. Carter, C. W. Martin, W. G. McDowell, & J. van Dyke 2017.  Identity, reproductive potential, distribution, ecology and management of invasive Pomacea maculata in the southern United States.  In: Biology and management of invasive apple snails.  Eds.: R.C. Joshi, R.H. Cowie & L.S. Sebastian.  Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija 3119. p.293-333. PDF


Malek, J. C. and J. E. Byers.  2016.  Predator effects on host-parasite interactions in the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginicaMarine Ecology Progress Series 556: 131-141. 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

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 NotochthamalusEcology and Evolution 6(13): 4403-4420. PDF

Byers, J. E., Z. C. Holmes, & A. M. H. Blakeslee.  2016.  Consistency of trematode infection prevalence in host populations across large spatial and temporal scales. Ecology 97(7): 1643-1649. 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

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. PDF

Keogh, C. L., M. E. Sanderson, & J. E. Byers.  2016.  Local adaptation to parasite selective pressure: comparing three congeneric co-occurring hosts. Oecologia 180(1): 137-147. doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3461-9PDF

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 & PracticeSeptember: 70-73.  PDF


Pintor, L. M. and J. E. Byers.  2015.  Do native predators benefit from non-native prey?  Ecology Letters 18: 1174-1180. 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

Byers, J. E., A. J. Malek, L. E. Quevillon, I. Altman, & C.L. Keogh.  2015.  Opposing selective pressures decouple pattern and process of parasitic infection over small spatial scale.  Oikos 124(11): 1511-1519.  doi 10.1111/oik.02088. PDF

Kollars, N. M., S. A. Krueger-Hadfield, J. E. Byers, T. W. Greig, A. E. Strand, F. Weinberger, E. E. Sotka.  2015. Development and characterization of microsatellite loci for the haploid-diploid red seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophyllaPeerJ 3:e1159.  doi 10.7717/peerj.1159. PDF

Pintor, L. M. and J. E. Byers.  2015.  Individual trait variation in a native predator affects its consumption of a novel, non-native prey.  Behavioral Ecology 26(3): 797-804. PDF

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

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


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

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

Thomsen, M. S., T. Wernberg, J. D. Olden, J. E. Byers, J. F. Bruno, B. R. Silliman, & D. R. Schiel.  2014. Forty years of experiments on invasive species: are study biases limiting our understanding of impacts?  Neobiota 22: 1-22.  doi: 10.3897/neobiota.22.6224. 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

McDowell, W.G., A. J. Benson, & J. E. Byers. 2014.  Climate controls the distribution of an abundant invasive species: implications for future range expansion.  Freshwater Biology 59: 847-857. PDF

Thomsen, M. S., J. E. Byers, D. R. Schiel, J. F. Bruno, J. D. Olden, T. Wernberg, & B. R. Silliman 2014. Impacts of marine invaders on biodiversity depend on trophic position and functional similarity. Marine Ecology Progress Series 495: 39-47. 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

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


Wonham, M. J., J. E. Byers, E. D. Grosholz, & B. Leung. 2013. Modeling the relationship between propagule pressure and invasion risk to inform policy and management. Ecological Applications 23(7): 1691-1706. 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

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

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

Burfeind, D.D., K.A. Pitt, R.M. Connolly, & J. E. Byers.  2013. Performance of non-native species within marine reserves.  Biological Invasions 15: 17-28. PDF

Dunn, A.M., M.E. Torchin, M.J. Hatcher, P.M. Kotanen , D.M. Blumenthal,  J.E. Byers, C.A.C. Coon, V.M. Frankel, R.D. Holt, R.A. Hufbauer, A.R. Kanarek, K.A. Schierenbeck, L.M. Wolfe, & S.E. Perkins. 2012.  Indirect effects of parasites in invasions.  Functional Ecology 26: 1262-1274. PDF


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

Blakeslee, A.M.H.,  I. Altman, A.W. Miller, J. E. Byers, C.E. Hamer, & G.M. Ruiz.  2012. Parasites and invasions: a biogeographic examination of parasites and hosts in native and introduced ranges.  J. of Biogeography 39: 609-622. 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


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): e29657. 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

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


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

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: 1862-1869. PDF

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): 1787-1798. PDF

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


Blakeslee, A.M.H., C.L. Keogh, J. E. Byers, A.M. Kuris, K.D. Lafferty, & M.E. Torchin. 2009.  Differential escape from parasites by two competing introduced crabs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 393: 83-96. PDF

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): 1127-1136. 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

Freeman, A., J. Meszaros, & J. E. Byers.  2009. Poor phenotypic integration of blue mussel inducible defenses in environments with multiple predators.  Oikos 118: 758-766. PDF

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

Griffen, B. D. and J. E. Byers. 2009. Community impacts of two invasive crabs: the interactive roles of density, prey recruitment, and indirect effects.  Biological Invasions 11(4): 927-940. PDF

Byers, J. E.  2009. Including parasites in food webs. Trends in Parasitology 25(2): 55-57. PDF

Byers, J. E.  2009.  Competition in Marine Invasions.  In: Biological invasions in marine ecosystems: Ecological, management, and geographic perspectives.  Eds.: Gil Rilov & Jeff Crooks. Springer-Verlag.  pp. 245-260. 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

Hellmann, J.J., J. E. Byers, B.G. Bierwagen, & J.S. Dukes. 2008. Five potential consequences of climate change for invasive species. Conservation Biology 22(3): 534-543. 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


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.  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

Wood, C. L.*, J. E. Byers, K. Cottingham, I. Altman, M. Donahue, & A. Blakeslee. 2007. Parasites alter community structure. Proceedings National Academy of Sciences 104(22): 9335-39. [*winner of ESA’s Outstanding Undergraduate Student Research Award 2008] PDF

Tyrell, M.C. and J. E. Byers. 2007. Do artificial substrates favor nonindigenous fouling species over natives? Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 342: 54-60. 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

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


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., 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

Griffen, B. D. and J. E. Byers. 2006.  Intraguild predation reduces redundancy of predator species in multiple predator assemblage.  Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 959-966. 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. 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

Griffen, B. D. and J. E. Byers. 2006. Partitioning mechanisms of predator interference in different habitats. Oecologia 146(4): 608-614. [Correction for typo in Eq. 1 appears in: 147(1): 181]. PDF


Torchin, M.E., J. E. Byers, & T. Huspeni.  2005.  Differential parasitism of native and introduced snails: replacement of a parasite fauna. Biological Invasions 7(6): 885-894. 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

Noonburg, E. G. and J. E. Byers. 2005.  More harm than good: when invader vulnerability to predators enhances impact on native species.  Ecology 86(10): 2555-2560. PDF

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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

Meyer, J. J. and J. E. Byers. 2005. As good as dead? Sublethal predation facilitates lethal predation on an intertidal clam. Ecology Letters 8(2): 160-166. PDF


Byers, J. E. and E. G. Noonburg. 2003.  Scale dependent effects of biotic resistance to biological invasion. Ecology 84(6): 1428-1433. PDF

Byers, J. E.  2002.  Physical habitat attribute mediates biotic resistance to non-indigenous species invasion.  Oecologia 130(1): 146-156. 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

Byers, J. E. and L. Goldwasser.  2001.  Exposing the mechanism and timing of impact of non-indigenous species on native species.  Ecology 82(5): 1330-1343. PDF

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

Byers, J. E.  2000. Competition between two estuarine snails: implications for invasions of exotic species.  Ecology 81(5): 1225-1239. PDF

Byers, J. E. 2000.  Effects of body size and resource availability on dispersal in a native and a non-native estuarine snail.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 248(2): 133-150. PDF

Byers, J. E. 2000.  Differential susceptibility to hypoxia aids estuarine invasion.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 203: 123-132. 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

Parker, I.,  D. Simberloff, M. Lonsdale, K. Goodell, M. Wonham, P. Kareiva, M. Williamson, B. Von Holle, P. Moyle, J. E. Byers, & L. Goldwasser.  1999.  Impact: toward a framework for understanding the ecological effects of invaders.  Biological Invasions 1(1): 3-19.PDF

Byers, J. E. 1993. Variations in the bioaccumulation of Zn, Cu, and Pb in Crassostrea virginica and Ilyannassa obsoleta in marinas and open water environments.  J. of the Elisha Mitchell Society, 109:163-170.PDF