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Global patterns in the impact of marine herbivores on benthic primary producers.
Despite the importance of consumers in structuring communities, and the widespread assumption that consumption is strongest at low latitudes, empirical tests for global scale patterns in theExpand
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Strong genetic clines and geographical variation in gene flow in the rocky intertidal barnacle Balanus glandula
A long‐standing issue in marine biology is identifying spatial scales at which populations of sessile adults are connected by planktonic offspring. We examined the genetic continuity of the acornExpand
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Effects of Nutrients versus Herbivores on Reef Algae: A New Method for Manipulating Nutrients on Coral Reefs
There has been much discussion and some controversy regarding the role of nutrient enrichment versus other factors, such as altered rates of herbivory, in the degradation of coral reef ecosystems.Expand
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Impacts of an abundant introduced ecosystem engineer within mudflats of the southeastern US coast
Invasive ecosystem engineers can have far-reaching effects on systems, especially if they provide structure where none was before. The non-native seaweed Gracilaria vermiculophylla has proliferatedExpand
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Tissue-specific induction of herbivore resistance: seaweed response to amphipod grazing
Abstract. Tissues within individual plants can vary greatly in the strength of their constitutive (i.e., permanent) and induced resistance to herbivores. Optimal defense theory predicts that defensesExpand
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Engineering or food? mechanisms of facilitation by a habitat-forming invasive seaweed
Nonnative species that form novel habitats strongly affect ecosystem processes. The effects of these ecosystem engineers can be both positive and negative but the mechanisms behind their effects areExpand
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Local adaptation in host use among marine invertebrates
The study of interactions between small invertebrates and their larger plant and animal hosts has a long tradition. One persistent theme within this literature is that spatially-segregatedExpand
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Can Diversifying Selection Be Distinguished from History in Geographic Clines? A Population Genomic Study of Killifish (Fundulus heteroclitus)
A common geographical pattern of genetic variation is the one-dimensional cline. Clines may be maintained by diversifying selection across a geographical gradient but can also reflect historicalExpand
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Sources of invasions of a northeastern Pacific acorn barnacle, Balanus glandula, in Japan and Argentina.
Within years of its introduction, the North American barnacle Balanus glandula Darwin, 1854 became an abundant member of rocky intertidal communities in Japan and Argentina. To determine the regionalExpand
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Tissue-specific induction of resistance to herbivores in a brown seaweed: the importance of direct grazing versus waterborne signals from grazed neighbors
In theory, plants could induce resistance to herbivores after being directly grazed or after sensing cues from the grazing of neighboring plants (i.e., the “talking trees” effect). Despite anExpand
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