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Selected Publications


What Can Professional Scientific Societies Do to Improve Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: A Case Study of the American Elasmobranch Society

Journal Article Frontiers in Education · May 30, 2022 Scientific professional societies are reviewing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) practices and policies in response to recent calls for much-needed change. Organizations like scientific professional societies contribute to establishing disciplinary n ... Full text Cite

Visible name changes promote inequity for transgender researchers.

Journal Article PLoS biology · March 2021 Allowing for invisible name changes is a matter of dignity for trans researchers. This would prevent their own publication record from outing them without their consent. A single, centralized name change request through ORCID iD would alleviate the burden ... Full text Cite

Megafauna in Salt Marshes

Journal Article Frontiers in Marine Science · November 13, 2020 Megafauna shape ecosystems globally through trophic interactions, ecology of fear, and ecosystem engineering. Highly productive salt marshes at the interface of terrestrial and marine systems have the potential to support megafauna species, but a recent gl ... Full text Open Access Cite

Climate drives the geography of marine consumption by changing predator communities

Journal Article Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences · October 26, 2020 The global distribution of primary production and consumption by humans (fisheries) is well-documented, but we have no map linking the central ecological process of consumption within food webs to temperature and other ecological drivers. Using sta ... Full text Open Access Cite

Are the ghosts of nature's past haunting ecology today?

Journal Article Current biology : CB · May 2018 Humans have decimated populations of large-bodied consumers and their functions in most of the world's ecosystems. It is less clear how human activities have affected the diversity of habitats these consumers occupy. Rebounding populations of some predator ... Full text Open Access Cite

Crab predation by the San Salvador rock iguana (Cyclura rileyi)

Journal Article Herpetological Bulletin · June 1, 2015 Open Access Cite

Sizing ocean giants: patterns of intraspecific size variation in marine megafauna.

Journal Article PeerJ · January 2015 What are the greatest sizes that the largest marine megafauna obtain? This is a simple question with a difficult and complex answer. Many of the largest-sized species occur in the world's oceans. For many of these, rarity, remoteness, and quite simply the ... Full text Open Access Cite