Marine Biodiversity Lab

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology



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48. Bracken, M.E.S. in press. Stoichiometric mismatch between consumers and resources mediates the growth of rocky intertidal suspension feeders. Frontiers in Microbiology. link

47. Bracken, M.E.S., J.G. Douglass, V. Perini, and G.C. Trussell. 2017. Spatial scale mediates the effects of biodiversity on marine primary producers. Ecology 98:1434-1443. link

46. Menge, B.A., M.E.S. Bracken, J. Lubchenco, and H.M. Leslie. 2017. Alternative state? Experimentally-induced Fucus canopy persists 38 yr in an Ascophyllum-dominated community. Ecosphere 8:e01725. link

45. Bracken, M.E.S. and S.L. Williams. 2017. The underappreciated role of life history in mediating the functional consequences of biodiversity change. Oikos 126:488-496. link

44. Ramsay-Newton, C., A. Drouin, A.R. Hughes, and M.E.S. Bracken. 2017. Species, community, and ecosystem-level responses following the invasion of the red alga Dasysiphonia japonica to the western North Atlantic Ocean. Biological Invasions 19:537-547. link

43. Gruner, D.S.*, M.E.S. Bracken*, S.A. Berger, B.K. Eriksson, L. Gamfeldt, B. Matthiessen, S. Moorthi, U. Sommer, and H. Hillebrand. 2017. Effects of experimental warming on biodiversity depend on ecosystem type and local species composition. Oikos 126:8-17. (* authors contributed equally, Oikos Editor’s Choice) link

42. Benes, K.M. and M.E.S. Bracken. 2016. Nitrate uptake varies with tide height and nutrient availability in the intertidal seaweed Fucus vesiculosus. Journal of Phycology 52:863-876. link

41. LaScala-Gruenewald, D.E., L.P. Miller, M.E.S. Bracken, B.J. Allen, and M.W. Denny. 2016. Quantifying the top-down effects of grazers on a rocky shore: selective grazing and the potential for competition. Marine Ecology Progress Series 553:49-66. pdf

40. Sorte, C.J.B. and M.E.S. Bracken. 2015. Warming and elevated CO2 interact to drive rapid shifts in marine community production. PLoS ONE 10:e0145191. pdf

39. O’Connor, N.E., M.E.S. Bracken, T.P. Crowe, and I. Donohue. 2015. Nutrient enrichment alters the consequences of species loss. Journal of Ecology 103:862-870. pdf

38. Bracken, M.E.S., H. Hillebrand, E.T. Borer, E.W. Seabloom, J. Cebrian, E.E. Cleland, J.J. Elser, D.S. Gruner, W.S. Harpole, J.T. Ngai, and J.E. Smith. 2015. Signatures of nutrient limitation and co-limitation: responses of autotroph internal nutrient concentrations to nitrogen and phosphorus additions. Oikos 124:113-121. (Oikos Editor’s Choicepdf

37. Low, N.H.N., A. Drouin, C.J. Marks, and M.E.S. Bracken. 2015. Invader traits and community context contribute to the recent invasion success of the macroalga Heterosiphonia japonica on New England rocky reefs. Biological Invasions 17:257-271. pdf

36. Bracken, M.E.S., R.E. Dolecal, and J.D. Long. 2014. Community context mediates the top-down versus bottom-up effects of grazers on rocky shores. Ecology 95:1458-1463. pdf

35. Best, R.J., A. Chaudoin, M.E.S. Bracken, M.H. Graham, and J.J. Stachowicz. 2014. Plant-animal diversity relationships in a rocky intertidal system depend on invertebrate body size and algal cover. Ecology 95:1308-1322. (cover photopdf

34. Perini, V. and M.E.S. Bracken. 2014. Nitrogen availability limits phosphorus uptake in an intertidal macroalga. Oecologia 175:667-676. (cover photopdf

33. Bracken, M.E.S. and S.L. Williams. 2013. Realistic changes in seaweed biodiversity affect multiple ecosystem functions on a rocky shore. Ecology 94:1944-1954. pdf

32. Borer, E.T., M.E.S. Bracken, E.W. Seabloom, J.E. Smith, J. Cebrian, E.E. Cleland, J.J. Elser, D.S. Gruner, W.S. Harpole, H. Hillebrand, and J.T. Ngai. 2013. Global biogeography of autotroph chemistry: is insolation a driving force? Oikos 122: 1121-1130. (Oikos Editor’s Choice) pdf

31. Newton, C., M.E.S. Bracken, M. McConville, K. Rodrigue, and C.S. Thornber. 2013Invasion of the red seaweed Heterosiphonia japonica spans biogeographic provinces in the western North Atlantic Ocean. PLoS ONE 8: e62261. pdfcover_photo

30. Williams, S.L., M.E.S. Bracken, and E. Jones. 2013. Additive effects of physical stress and herbivores on intertidal seaweed diversity. Ecology 94:1089-1101. (ESA Bulletin photo gallerypdf

29. Bracken, M.E.S., B.A. Menge, M.M. Foley, C.J.B. Sorte, J. Lubchenco, and D.R. Schiel. 2012. Mussel selectivity for high-quality food drives carbon inputs into open-coast intertidal ecosystems. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 459: 53-62. pdf

28. Bracken, M.E.S. and N.H.N. Low. 2012. Realistic losses of rare species disproportionately impact higher trophic levels. Ecology Letters 15: 461-467. (Nature Climate Change Research HighlightF1000 Recommendedpdf

27. Harpole, W.S., J.T. Ngai, E.E. Cleland, E.W. Seabloom, E.T. Borer, M.E.S. Bracken, J.J. Elser, D.S. Gruner, H. Hillebrand, J.B. Shurin, and J.E. Smith. 2011. Nutrient co-limitation of primary producer communities. Ecology Letters 9: 852-862. (F1000 Must Readpdf

26. Bracken, M.E.S., E. Jones, and S.L. Williams. 2011. Herbivores, tidal elevation, and species richness simultaneously mediate nitrate uptake by seaweed assemblages. Ecology 92: 1083-1093. (F1000 Recommendedpdf

25. Sorte, C.J.B., A. Fuller, and M.E.S. Bracken. 2010. Impacts of a simulated heat wave on composition of a marine community. Oikos 119: 1909-1918. pdf

24. Hillebrand, H., E.T. Borer, M.E.S. Bracken, B.J. Cardinale, J. Cebrian, E.E. Cleland, J.J. Elser, D.S. Gruner, W.S. Harpole, J.T. Ngai, S. Sandin, E.W. Seabloom, J.B. Shurin, J.E. Smith, and M.D. Smith. 2009. Herbivore metabolism and stoichiometry each constrain herbivory at different organizational scales across ecosystems. Ecology Letters 12: 516-527. (cover photo) pdf

23. Altieri, A.H., G.C. Trussell, P.J. Ewanchuk, G. Bernatchez, and M.E.S. Bracken. 2009. Consumers control diversity and functioning of a natural marine ecosystem. PLoS ONE 4: e5291. (Nature News Featurepdf

22. Aquilino, K.M., M.E.S. Bracken, M.N. Faubel, and J.J. Stachowicz. 2009. Local-scale autochthonous nutrient inputs in an upwelling ecosystem facilitate seaweed growth on wave-exposed rocky shores. Limnology and Oceanography 54: 309-317. (Limnology & Oceanography Featured Articlepdf

21. Stachowicz, J.J., R.J. Best, M.E.S. Bracken, and M.H. Graham. 2008. Complementarity in marine biodiversity manipulations: reconciling divergent evidence from field and mesocosm experiments. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105:18842-18847. (Nature News Featurepdfecol_lett

20. Stachowicz, J.J., M. Graham, M.E.S. Bracken, and A.I. Szoboszlai. 2008Diversity enhances cover and stability of seaweed assemblages: the role of heterogeneity and time. Ecology 89:3008-3019. pdf

19. Gruner, D.S., J.E. Smith, E.W. Seabloom, S.A. Sandin, J.T. Ngai, H. Hillebrand, W.S. Harpole, J.J. Elser, E.E. Cleland, M.E.S. Bracken, E.T. Borer, and B.M. Bolker. 2008. A cross-system synthesis of consumer and nutrient resource control on producer biomass. Ecology Letters 11: 740-755. (cover photopdf

18. Bracken, M.E.S., S.E. Friberg, C.A. Gonzalez-Dorantes, and S.L. Williams. 2008. Functional consequences of realistic biodiversity changes in a marine ecosystem. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105: 924-928. (Science Editors’ ChoiceNature News FeatureTrends in Ecology and Evolution Research Focuspdf

17. Bracken, M.E.S., B.E. Bracken, and L. Rogers-Bennett. 2007. Species diversity and foundation species: potential indicators of fisheries yields and marine ecosystem functioning. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Reports 48: 82-91. pdf

16. Elser, J.J., M.E.S. Bracken, E.E. Cleland, D.S. Gruner, W.S. Harpole, H. Hillebrand, J.T. Ngai, E.W. Seabloom, J.B. Shurin, and J.E. Smith. 2007. Global analysis of nitrogen and phosphorus limitation of primary producers in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems. Ecology Letters 10: 1135-1142. (Nature News & ViewsF1000 Exceptional, Thompson-Reuters Science Watch Emerging Research Front Paperpdf

15. Bracken, M.E.S., C.A. Gonzalez-Dorantes, and J.J. Stachowicz. 2007. Whole-community mutualism: associated invertebrates facilitate a dominant habitat-forming seaweed. Ecology 88:2211-2219.
(F1000 Recommendedpdf

14. Hillebrand, H., D.S. Gruner, E.T. Borer, M.E.S. Bracken, E.E. Cleland, J.J. Elser, W.S. Harpole, J.T. Ngai, E.W. Seabloom, J.B. Shurin, and J.E. Smith. 2007. Consumer versus resource control of producer diversity depends on ecosystem type and producer community structure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 104: 10904-10909. (F1000Recommendedpdf

13. Bracken, M.E.S. and J.J. Stachowicz. 2007. Top-down modification of bottom-up processes: selective grazing reduces macroalgal nitrogen uptake. Marine Ecology Progress Series 330: 75-82. pdf

12. Bracken, M.E.S. and J.J. Stachowicz. 2006. Seaweed diversity enhances nitrogen uptake via complementary use of nitrate and ammonium. Ecology 87: 2397-2403. (F1000Recommendedpdf

11. Bracken, M.E.S. 2004. Invertebrate-mediated nutrient loading increases growth of an intertidal macroalga. Journal of Phycology 40: 1032-1041. pdf

10. Bracken, M.E.S. and K.J. Nielsen. 2004. Diversity of intertidal macroalgae increases with nitrogen loading by invertebrates. Ecology 85: 2828-2836. pdf

9. Menge, B.A., J. Lubchenco, M.E.S. Bracken, F. Chan, M.M. Foley, T.L. Freidenburg, S.D. Gaines, G. Hudson, C. Krenz, H. Leslie, D.N.L. Menge, R. Russell, and M.S. Webster. 2003. Coastal oceanography sets the pace of rocky intertidal community dynamics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 100:12229-12234. (PNAS Commentarypdf

Book Chapters:

8. Crowe, T.P., M.E.S. Bracken, and N.E. O’Connor. 2012. Reality check: issues of scale and abstraction in biodiversity research, and potential solutions. Pages 185-199 in M. Solan, R.J. Aspden, and D.M. Paterson, editors. Marine Biodiversity Futures and Ecosystem Functioning: Frameworks, Methodologies and Integration. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. pdf

7. Gamfeldt, L. and M.E.S. Bracken. 2009. The role of biodiversity for the functioning of rocky reef communities. Pages 361-373 in M. Wahl, editor. Marine Hard Bottom Communities: Patterns, Dynamics, Diversity, and Change. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. pdf

6. Olyarnik, S.V., M.E.S. Bracken, J.E. Byrnes, A.R. Hughes, K.M. Hultgren, and J.J. Stachowicz. 2009. Ecological factors affecting community invasibility. Pages 215-240 in G. Rilov and J.A. Crooks, editors. Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems: Ecological, Management, and Geographic Perspectives. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany. pdf

5. Bracken, M.E.S. 2008. Monocultures versus polycultures. Pages 2446-2449 in S.E. Jørgensen and B. D. Fath editors. Encyclopedia of Ecology. Elsevier, Oxford, UK. pdf

4. Bracken, M.E.S. 2007. Excretion. Pages 215-217 in M.W. Denny and S.D. Gaines, editors. Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores. University of California Press, Berkeley, California, USA. pdf

Conference Proceedings:

3. Liu, L., D.S. Smith, M. Bracken, J.B. Neethling, H.D. Stensel, S. Murthy, A. Pramanik, and A.Z. Gu. 2011. Occurrence, implication and bioavailability of dissolved organic phosphorus (DOP) in advanced wastewater effluents. Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation WEFTEC 2011: 4852-4863. pdf

2. Liu, L., M. Bracken, D.S. Smith, D. Houweling, J.B. Neethling, H.D. Stensel, S. Murthy, A. Pramani, and A.Z. Gu. 2011. Phosphorus fractionation in various tertiary effluents: insights into and implications for advanced phosphorus removal. Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation Nutrient Recovery and Management 2011: 1192-1204.

1. Bracken, M. and L. Rogers-Bennett. 2007. Ecological interactions useful for ecosystem-based management: the role of positive species interactions, ecosystem engineers, and species diversity. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Reports 48: 69-70. pdf

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