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Relative impacts of two exotic brachyuran species on blue mussel populations in Long Island sound
Green crabs Carcinus maenas were introduced to North America in the early 1800s and breeding populations were subsequently established in southern New England. Green crabs became dominant predatorsExpand
Bioturbators enhance ecosystem function through complex biogeochemical interactions
Predicting the consequences of species loss is critically important, given present threats to biological diversity such as habitat destruction, overharvesting and climate change. Several empiricalExpand
Muddy waters: elevating sediment input to coastal and estuarine habitats
Changes in land use and the development of coastal regions around the world have markedly increased rates of sediment input into estuarine and coastal habitats. Field studies looking at theExpand
Interactions among aliens: apparent replacement of one exotic species by another.
Although many studies have documented the impact of invasive species on indigenous flora and fauna, few have rigorously examined interactions among invaders and the potential for one exotic speciesExpand
Structural complexity and vertical zonation of intertidal crabs, with focus on habitat requirements of the invasive asian shore crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus (de Haan)
The strengths of biological processes (e.g., larval settlement, competition, predation, distribution of food resources) and physical factors (e.g., desiccation, freezing, salinity fluctuations) canExpand
Home and Away: Comparisons of Resource Utilization by a Marine Species in Native and Invaded Habitats
The exotic Asian shore crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, was recently introduced to the northeastern coast of North America and during the 1990's breeding populations were established throughout southernExpand
Forecasting the limits of resilience: integrating empirical research with theory
Despite the increasing evidence of drastic and profound changes in many ecosystems, often referred to as regime shifts, we have little ability to understand the processes that provide insuranceExpand
Rapid reworking of subtidal sediments by burrowing spatangoid urchins
The mixing and displacement of sediment by benthic macrofauna (bioturbation) has major biogeochemical implications, and can control rates of organic matter degradation and carbon burial. Large,Expand
Assessing far-field effects of terrigenous sediment loading in the coastal marine environment
Major rain events erode coastal catchments, and muddy plumes of terrigenous sediment can extend far offshore. Surface waters gradually clear as terrigenous sediments sink, although near- bedExpand
Context-Specific Bioturbation Mediates Changes to Ecosystem Functioning
Species are often grouped according to their biological or functional traits to better understand their contribution to ecosystem functioning. However, it is becoming clear that a single species canExpand