Publications

Publications

Books

Marine ConservationBertness, M. D.,J. Bruno, B. R. Silliman, and J.J. Stachowicz. 2013. Marine Community Ecology and Conservation. Sinauer Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Human Impacts on salt marshesSilliman, B. R., T. Grosholtz, and M. D. Bertness, editors. 2009. Human Impacts on Salt Marshes: A Global Perspective. University of California Press.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book Chapters

13. Bertness, M. D. and B. R. Silliman. 2013. Salt marsh communities. in Bertness, M. D., J. Bruno, B. R. Silliman, and J.J. Stachowicz. Marine Community Ecology and Conservation. Sinauer Press.

12. Silliman, B. R. 2013. “Salt Marshes Under Global Siege.” Coastal Marine Conservation: Science and Policy. G.C. Ray and J. McCormick-Ray. Wiley, John and Sons Inc.

11. van Wesenbeeck, B. K., J. N. Griffin, M. van Koningsveld, K.B. Gedan, M. W. McCoy, B. R. Silliman. 2012. “Nature-based coastal defenses: can biodiversity help?” in P. Kareiva and S. Levin, editors. Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. Elsevier.

10. McCoy, M. W., A. H. Altieri, C. Holdredge, M. S. Thomsen, and B. R. Silliman. 2012. “Facilitation” in Alan Hastings and Louis Gross editors, Sourcebook in Theoretical Ecology. Elsevier.

9. Pennings, S. P. M. Alber, C. Alexander, M. Booth, A. Burd, Wei-Jun Cai, C. Craft, C. B. DePratter, D. DiIorio, J. T. Hollibaugh, C. Hopkinson, S. B. Joye, C. D. Meile, W. S. Moore, B. R. Silliman, V. Thompson and J. Wares. South Atlantic Tidal Wetlands. 2012. Pages 45-61 in A. Baldwin and D. Batzer (eds.), Wetland Habitats of North America: Ecology and Conservation Concerns. University of California Press.

8. Barbier, E., S. Hacker, E. Koch, A. Stier, B. R. Silliman. 2012. “Estuarine and Coastal Ecosystems and their Services.” Chaper 6 in M. van den Belt and R. Costanza (eds.), Volume 12: Ecological Economics of Estuaries and Coasts in the Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science, 1st ed. (Series eds., E. Wolanski, and D. McLusky), Academic Press, Waltham, MA, pp.109-124.

7. Silliman, B. R., M. D. Bertness and M. Thomsen. “Top-down control and human intensification of consumer pressure in U.S. southern salt marshes.” in B. R. Silliman, T. Grosholtz, and M. D. Bertness, editors. 2009. Human Impacts in Salt Marshes: A Global Perspective. University of California Press.

6. Silliman, B. R., T. Grosholz, and M. D. Bertness. “Salt marshes under global siege.” in B. R. Silliman, T. Grosholz, and M. D. Bertness, editors. 2009. Human Impacts on Salt Marshes: A Global Perspective. University of California Press.

5. Silliman, B. R., T. Grosholtz, and M. D. Bertness. An introduction to human impacts on salt marshes: Are marshes at risk? in B. R. Silliman, T. Grosholtz, and M. D. Bertness, editors. 2009. Human Impacts on Salt Marshes: A Global Perspective. University of California Press.

4. Bertness, M. D., B. R. Silliman, C. Holdredge. “Shoreline development and the future of New England salt marsh landscapes.” in B. R. Silliman, T. Grosholtz, and M. D. Bertness, editors. 2009. Human Impacts in Salt Marshes: A Global Perspective. University of California Press.

3. Thomsen M. S.*, P. Adams, and B. R. Silliman. “Anthropogenic threats to Australasian coastal salt marshes.” in B. R. Silliman, T. Grosholtz, and M. D. Bertness, editors. 2009. Human Impacts in Salt Marshes: A Global Perspective. University of California Press.

2. Broomberg, K.** and B. R. Silliman. “Patterns of salt marsh loss within coastal regions of North America: pre-settlement to present.” in B. R. Silliman, T. Grosholtz, and M. D. Bertness, editors. 2009. Human Impacts in Salt Marshes: A Global Perspective. University of California Press.

1. Osgood, D., and B. R. Silliman. “From climate change to snails: potential causes of salt marsh die-back along the U.S. Eastern Seaboard and Gulf Coasts.” in B. R. Silliman, T. Grosholtz, and M. D. Bertness, editors. 2009. Human Impacts in Salt Marshes: A Global Perspective. University of California Press.

Journal Articles

Silliman mentored *post-doc, ** graduate student, or *** undergraduate student

In Press

 

121. van der Zee, E. M., C. Angelini, L. L. Govers, H. Olff, M. J. A. Christianen, A. H. Altieri, K. J.van der Reijden, R. Silliman, J. van de Koppel, M. van der Geest, J. A. van Gils, H. W. van der Veer, T. Piersma, P. C. de Ruiter and T. van der Heide. In press. Non-trophic facilitation as a primary driver of food web assembly. Proceedings of The Royal Society B.

120. Fariña, J. M., Q. He, B. R. Silliman and Mark D. Bertness. In press. Bottom-up and top-down human impacts interact to affect a protected Chilean marsh. Ecology.

119. R. F. Freitas**, E. C. Schrack**, Q. He*, B. R. Silliman, E. B. Furlong, A. C. Telles, C. S.B. Costa. Consumer control of the establishment of marsh foundation plants in intertidal mudflats. In press. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

 

2015

118. Silliman, B. R., L. Schrack**, Q. He*, A. Santoni**, R. Jacobi***, M. Jacobi, T. van der Heide, J. von de Koppel. 2015. Facilitation shifts paradigms and can increase success of coastal restoration. Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences.

117. He, Q.* and B. R. Silliman. 2015. Biogeographic consequences of nutrient enrichment for plant-herbivore interactions in coastal wetlands. Ecology Letters.

  • Featured on the cover of Ecology Letters
  • Subject of an article in Science Daily

116. Angelini, C., T. van der Heide, J. N. Griffin, J. P. Morton, M. Derksen-Hooijberg, L. P.M. Lamers, A. J. P. Smolders, B. R. Silliman. 2015. Foundation species, biodiversity hotspots, and landscape-scale multifunctionality. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B.

115. von De Koppel, J., J. van der Heide, A. Alteiri, B. Eriksson, T. Bouma, H. Olff, and B. R. Silliman. 2015. Long-distance interactions regulate the structure and resilience of coastal ecosystems. Annual Review of Marine Science. doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010814-015805

114. Daleo, P. J. Alberti, M. Bruschetti, J. Pascual, O. Iribarne, B. R. Silliman. 2015Impacts of physical stress on top-down and bottom-up forcing of salt marsh plant biomass production and reproduction allocation patterns. Ecology.

113. Nifong, J**. C, C. Layman and B. R. Silliman. 2015. Size, sex, and individual-level behavior drive intra-population variation in cross-ecosystem foraging of a top-predator. Journal of Animal Ecology 10.1111/1365-2656.12306.

  • Featured on the cover of Journal of Animal Ecology.

112. Bulleri, F., J.F. Bruno, B. R. Silliman, and J.J. Stachowicz. Facilitation and the niche: implications for range shifts, coexistence, and functioning in marine ecosystems. 2015. Functional Ecology.

111. Rosenblatt, AE, Nifong, JC**, Heithaus, MR, Mazzotti, FJ, Cherkiss, MS, Jeffery, BM, Elsey, RM, Decker, RA, Silliman, B. R., Guillette, LJ, Lowers, RH, Larson, JC. 2015. Context dependence of individual specialization in a large “generalist” apex predator. Oecologia.

110. Atkins, R. ***, J. N Griffin*, C. Angelini**, M. I. O’Connor and B. R. Silliman. 2015. Consumer-plant interaction strength: importance of body size, density and metabolic biomass. Oikos.

109. Griffin, J. N.*, B. J. Toscano, B. D. Griffen, and B. R. Silliman. 2015. Does relative abundance modify multiple predator effects? Basic and Applied Ecology.

108. Davidson, A.***, J. N Griffin*, C. Angelini**, F. Coleman, R. Atkins***, and B. R Silliman. 2015. Predators intensify grazer-plant interactions by driving vertical habitat shifts. Marine Ecology Progress Series. doi:10.3354/meps11419

107. Griffin, J.*, N, L. Schrack **, K. Lewis, I. Baums, B. R. Silliman. 2015. Density-dependent impacts on coral reef restoration. Coral Reefs. doi: 10.1111/rec.12173

106. Butterfield J. S., E. Díaz-Ferguson , B. R. Silliman , J. W. Saunders, D. Buddo, A. A. Mignucci-Giannoni, A. C. Searle L, Allen, M. E. Hunter. 2015. Phylogeographic structure of invasive red lionfish (Pterois volitans) in 14 countries and territories. Marine Biology. doi:10.1007/s00227-015-2623-y

105. Gaskins, L. C.***, and B. R. Silliman. 2015. Crab Predation by the San Salvadorian Rock Iguana (Cyclura rileyi). Herpetological Bulletin.

2014

104. Silliman, B. R.  2014. Salt Marshes. Current Biology 24:R348-R350. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.001

103. Silliman, B. R., T. Mozdzer, C. Angelini**, J. E.Brundage, J. P. Bakker, P. Esselink, J. van de Koppel, A. H. Baldwin. 2014. Livestock as a Biological Control Agent for an Invasive Wetland Plant. PeerJ. 2: e567. doi: 10.7717/peerj.567

  • Subject of an article in Science Daily
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  • Subject of an article in Conservation Magazine
  • Subject of an article in Yahoo! News
  • Subject of an article in the Guardian
  • Subject of an article in the Christian Science Monitor
  • Subject of an article in Take Part

102. Angelini, C.** and B. R. Silliman. 2014. Secondary foundation species as drivers of species abundance and trophic diversity: evidence from a tree-epiphyte system. Ecology 95:185-196. doi: 10.1890/13-0496.1

101. Christianen, M. J. A., P. M. J. Herman, T. J. Bouma, L. P.M. Lamers, M. M. van Katwijk, T. van der Heide, P. J. Mumby, B. R. Silliman, S. L. Engelhard, M. van de Kerk, W. Kiswara, J. van de Koppel. 2014.  Overgrazing and Habitat Collapse Threaten Turtle and Whole-Ecosystem Conservation in Marine Protected Areas. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281:20132890.  doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.2890

  • Subject of an article in ScienceAlert
  • Subject of an article in Frontiers in Ecology and Environment
  • Subject of an article in Current Conservation

100. Soomdat, N. ***, J. N Griffin*, M. McCoy*, M. J. Hensel**, M. McCoy*, S. Buhler ***, Z. Chejanovski*** and B. R. Silliman. 2014. Independent and combined effects of multiple predators across ontogeny of a key grazer. Oikos. 123(9):1081-1090. 10.1111/oik.01579

99. Tallis, H. et al (238 co-authors). 2014. Towards a Diverse Conservation Ethic. Nature. 515: 27-289.

98. J. Nifong**, R. Nifong, B. R. Silliman, R. Lowers, L. Guillette, J. Ferguson, M. Welsh, K. Abernathy, and G. Marshall. 2014. Animal-borne imaging reveals novel insights into the foraging behaviors and diel activity of a large-bodied apex predator, the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis). PLOS ONE 9:e83953. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0083953

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  • Subject of an article in USATODAY
  • Subject of an article in The LATIMES
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97. 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 biases limiting our understanding of impacts? Neobiota 22:1-22. doi: 10.3897/neobiota.22.6224

96. Thomsen, M. S., T. Wernberg, J. D. Olden, J. E. Byers, J. F. Bruno, B. R. Silliman, D. R. Schiel. 2014. Impacts of marine invaders on local communities depend on trophic interactions and functional similarity. Marine Ecology Progress Series 495:419-429. doi: 10.3354/meps10567

95. Freita, R., L. Schrack**, B. R. Silliman, and C. Costa. 2014. Grazing scar characteristics impact degree of fungal facilitation in Spartina alterniflora leaves in a South American Salt Marsh. Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology 10.1590/S1516-8913201400030

2013

94. Silliman, B. R. , M. McCoy*, C. Angelini**, B. Holt, J. Griffin*, and J. von de Koppel. 2013. Consumer fronts, global change and runaway collapse in ecosystems. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 44:503-538. doi:10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-110512-135753.

93. Hensel, M. J. S.** and B. R. Silliman. 2013. Cross-kingdom consumer diversity enhances multifunctionality of a coastal ecosystem. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. doi/10.1073/pnas.1312317110.

92. Silliman, B. R., M. McCoy*, G. Trussel, P Ewanchuk, C. Crain, and M. Bertness. 2013. Non-linear interactions between consumers and flow regulate thresholds and community development on Maine rocky shores. PLOS ONE 8(8): e67625. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0067625.

91. Cheong, S. M., B. R. Silliman, P. P. Wong, B. Wesienback, C.K. Kim, and G. Guannel. 2013. Coastal Adaptation with Ecological Engineering. Nature Climate Change 3, 787–791. doi:10.1038/nclimate1854

90. Nagissa Mahmoudi, Teresita M. Porter,  Andrew R. Zimmerman, Roberta R. Fulthorpe,  Gabriel N. Kasozi, Brian R. Silliman, and Greg F. Slater. 2013. Rapid degradation of Deepwater Horizon spilled oil by indigenous microbial communities in Louisiana salt marsh sediments. Environmental Science and Technology 23:13303-13312. doi:10.1021/es4036072

89. Rosenblatt, A. E., Heithaus, M. R., Mather, M. E., Matich, P., Nifong, J. C., Ripple, W. J., Silliman, B. R.. 2013. The roles of large top predators in coastal ecosystems: new insights from Long-Term Ecological Research. Oceanography 26(3), 2013: 156-167. doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2013.59

88. Nifong, J. **, R. H. Lowers, B. R. Silliman, K. Abernathy and G. Marshall. 2013. Attachment and deployment of remote video/audio recording devices (Crittercam) on wild American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis Duadin 1801). Herpetological Review 44(2), 243–247. Read online

87. Nifong, J.** and B. R. Silliman. 2013. Impacts of a large-bodied, apex predator on salt marsh food webs. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 440:185-191. doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2013.01.002

86. Pimiento, C.**, E. Monaco***, A. Barbour, and B. R. Silliman. 2013. Predation on speared lionfish Pterois volitans by spotted moray Gymnothorax moringa. Florida Scientist 76(3-4): 391-394. Read Online

85. Pimiento, C. **, J. Nifong**, M. Hunter, E. Diaz-Ferguson, and B. R. Silliman. 2013. Population growth and habitat use of the invasive lionfish Pterois volitans in San Salvador, Bahamas. Marine Ecology. doi: 10.1111/maec.12114

2012

84. Silliman, B. R., J. Diller***, M. McCoy*, K. Earl***, J. von de Koppel, and A. Zimmerman. 2012. Degradation and resilience in Louisiana salt marshes following the BP-DHW oil spill. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. doi: 10.1073/pnas. 1204922109

  • Featured on national NBC nightly news by Anne Thompson, lead. Environ. Correspondent.
  • Featured on PRI’s (with host Bruce Gellerman) Living on Earth in 15 minute interview with B. R. Sillliman
  • Featured on New Orleans Fox8 nightly news
  • Subject of an article in Science News
  • Subject of an article in The NY TIMES
  • Subject of an article in The Washington Post by Brian Vastag
  • Subject of an article in The Charlotte Observer
  • Subject of an article in Boston Globe
  • Subject of an article in Business Week by Elizabeth Lopatto

83. Angelini, C.**, and B. R. Silliman. 2012. Patch size-dependent community recovery after massive disturbance. Ecology. 93: 101-110. doi: 10.1890/11-0557.1

82. Tjisse, H., L. L. Govers, J. de Fouw, H. Olff, M. van der Geest, Marieke, M. van Katwijk, T. Piersma, J. van de Koppel, B. R. Silliman, A. J. P. Smolders, and J. A. van Gils. 2012. Three-stage symbioses forms the foundation of seagrass ecosystems. Science. 336: 1432-1434. doi:10.1126/science.1219973

81. Thomsen, M. S., T. Wernberg , H. Engelen, F. Tuya, M. Vanderklift, M. Holmer, K. McGlathery, F. Arenas, J. Kotta, B. R. Silliman. 2012. A meta-analysis of seaweed impacts on seagrasses: generalities and knowledge gaps. PLoS ONE. 7(1) e28595. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028595

80. Silliman, B. R. & Angelini, C. 2012. Trophic cascades across diverse plant ecosystems. Nature Education Knowledge 3(9): 3. Read Online

79. Tallis, H. S. E. Lester, M. Ruckelshaus, M. Plummer, K. McLeod, A. Guerry, S. Andelman, M. Caldwell, M. Conte, S. Copps, D. Fox, R. Fujita, S. D. Gaines, G. Gelfenbaum, B. Gold, P. Kareiva, C. Kim, K. Lee, M. Papenfus, S. Redman, B. R. Silliman, L. Wainger, and C. White. 2012. New metrics for managing and sustaining the ocean’s bounty. Marine Policy. 36:303-306. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2011.03.013

78. Nifong, J. C.**, A. E. Rosenblatt, N. Johnson, W. Barichivich, B. R. Silliman, and M. R. Heithaus. 2012. American Alligator digestion rate of blue crabs and its implications for stomach contents analysis. Copeia. 3: 419-423. doi: 10.1643/CE-11-177

2011

77. Silliman, B. R., M. D. Bertness, M. C. Bazterrica***, F. Hidalgo***, C. M. Crain, A. Alteiri***, and M. V. Reyna***. 2011. Whole-community facilitation regulates biodiversity on Patagonian rocky shores. PLoS ONE. e24502. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024502

76. Angelini, C.**, A. Alteiri, B. R. Silliman, and M.D. Bertness. 2011. Interactions among foundation species underlie community organization. BioScience 61: 782- 789. doi:10.1525/bio.2011.61.10.8

75. Griffin, J*. and B. R. Silliman. 2011. Predator diversity stabilizes and strengthens trophic control of a keystone grazer. Biology Letters 7: 79-82. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2010.0626

74. Griffin, J.* , K. Brun, N. Soomdat, J. Butler, and B. R. Silliman. 2011. Top-predators suppress rather than facilitate plants in a trait-mediated tri-trophic cascade. Biology Letters. 7: 710-713. doi:10.1098/rsbl.2011.066

73. Thomsen, M. S*., T. Wernberg, J. Olden, J. Griffin and B. R. Silliman. 2011. A broad framework to organize and compare invasive species impacts. Environmental Research. 111: 899-908. doi:10.1016/j.envires.2011.05.024

72. Barbier, E., S. Hacker, E. Koch, A. Stier, and B. R. Silliman. 2011. The value of estuarine and coastal ecosystem services. Ecological Monographs. 81: 169-193. doi:10.1890/10-1510.1

  • Featured on the cover of Ecological Monographs

71. Thomsen, M. S. *, T. Wernberg, J. Olden, J. Griffin, and B. R. Silliman. 2011. A framework to study the context-dependent impacts of marine invasions. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 400: 322-327. doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2011.02.033

70.Mcleod, E., R. Salm, M. Bjork, S. Bouillion, C. Duarte, C. Lovelock, and B. R. Silliman. 2011. A blueprint for blue carbon: towards an improved understanding of the role of vegetated coastal habitats in sequestering CO2. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 9: 552-560. doi:10.1890/110004

69.Griffin, J. *, and B. R. Silliman. 2011. Resource partitioning and why it matters. Nature Education Knowledge 2(1):8. Online

68.Gedan, K. B.*, M. Kirwan, E. Barbier, E. Wolinksi and B. R. Silliman. 2011. The present and future role of coastal wetland vegetation in protecting shorelines: answering recent challenges to the paradigm. Climatic Change 106:7-29. doi: 10.1007/s10584-010-0003-7

67. Garcia, E. A. *, M. D. Bertness, J. Alberti**, and B. R. Silliman. 2011. Crab regulation of
cross-ecosystem resource transfer by marine foraging fire ants. Oecologia 166:1111-1119. doi: 10.1007/s00442-011-1952-x

66. Díaz-Ferguson E*., R. A. Haney, J. P. Wares and B. R. Silliman. 2011. Genetic structure
and connectivity patterns of two Caribbean rocky-intertidal gastropods. Malacology.
78: 112-118. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyr050

2010

65. Altieri, A.**, B. K. van Wesenbeek, M.D. Bertness, and B. R. Silliman. 2010. Facilitation cascade explains positive relationship between native biodiversity and invasion success. Ecology 5: 1269-1275. doi: 10.1890/09-1301.1

64. Haney, R. A.*, B. R. Silliman, and D. M. Rand. 2010. Effects of selection and mutation on mitochondrial variation and inferences of historical population expansion in a Caribbean reef fish. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57:821-828. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.07.014

63. Díaz-Ferguson, E.*, R. Haney, J. Wares, and B. R. Silliman. 2010. Population genetics of a trophid gastropod broadens picture of Caribbean Sea connectivity. PLoS ONE 5: e12675. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0012675

62. Granek, E. F. S., Polasky, C. V. Kappel, D. J. Reed, D. M. Stoms, E. W. Koch, C. J. Kennedy, L. A. Cramer, S. D. Hacker, E. B. Barbier, S. Aswani, M. Ruckelshaus, G. M. E. Perillo, B. R. Silliman, N. Muthiga, D. Bael, and E. Wolanski. 2010. Ecosystem services as a common language for coastal ecosystem-based management. Conservation Biology 24: 204-217. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2009.01355.x

61. Thomsen M. S.*, T. Wernberg, A. Altieri A, F. Tuya, D. Gulbransen, K. McGlathery, M. Holmer, and B. R. Silliman. 2010. Habitat cascades: the conceptual context and global relevance of facilitation cascades via habitat formation and modification. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50: 158-175. doi:10.1093/icb/icq042

60. Holdredge, C.**, M. D. Bertness. E. V. Wettberg, and B. R. Silliman. 2010. Nutrient enrichment enhances hidden differences in phenotype to drive a cryptic plant invasion. Oikos 119: 1776-1784. doi:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2010.18647.x

59. Barbour, A. B.**, M. L. Montgomery, A. A. Adamson, E. Díaz-Ferguson, and B. R. Silliman. 2010. Mangrove use by the invasive lionfish, Pterois volitans. Marine Ecology Progress Series 401: 291-294. doi:10.3354/meps08373

58. Alberti, J.**, A. M. Casariego, P. Daleo , E. Fanjul, B. R. Silliman, M. Bertness, and O. Iribarne. 2010. Abiotic stress mediates top-down and bottom-up control in a Southwestern Atlantic salt marsh. Oecologia 163: 181-191. doi: 10.1007/s00442-009-1504-9

57. Díaz-Ferguson, E.*, J. Robinson, B. R. Silliman and J. P. Wares. 2010. Comparative Phylogeography of North American Atlantic salt marsh communities. Estuaries and Coasts 33: 828-839. doi:10.1007/s12237-009-9220-6

56. Thomsen, M.S*., Wernberg, T., F. Tuya,, A., and B. R. Silliman. 2010. Ecological performance and possible origin of a ubiquitous but under-studied gastropod. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 87: 501-509. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2010.02.014

2009

55. Daleo P.**, B. R. Silliman, J. Alberti, A. Canepuccia, M. Escapa, A. Canepuccia, N. Pena, and O. Iribarne. 2009. Grazer facilitation of fungal infection and the control of plant growth in south-western Atlantic salt marshes. Journal of Ecology 97: 781-787. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2745.2009.01508.x

54. Koch, E. W., E. D. Barbier, B. R. Silliman, D. J. Reed, G. M. E. Perillo, E. F. Granek, J. H. Primavera, N. Muthiga, C. V. Kappel, C. J. Kennedy, S. D. Hacker, S. Polasky, E. Wolanski, S. Aswani, L. A. Cramer, D. Bael and D. M. Stoms. 2009. Non-linearity in ecosystem services: temporal and spatial variability in coastal protection. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7: 29-37. doi:10.1890/080126

53. Thomsen, M. S., T. Wernberg, B. R. Silliman, and F. Tuya. 2009. Evidence for impacts of non-indigenous macroalgae: a meta-analysis of experimental field studies. Journal of Phycology 45: 812-819. doi:10.1111/j.1529-8817.2009.00709.x

52. Farina, J., B. R. Silliman, and M. D. Bertness. 2009. Can conservation biologists rely on established community structure rules to manage novel systems? … Not in Salt Marshes. 2009. Ecological Applications 19: 413-422. doi:10.1890/07-1000.1

  • Summarized and B. R. Silliman quoted in article by Erik Stokstad in Science (On the Origins of Ecological Structure, 326: 33-35, 2009).

51. Fox, H. E., P. Kareiva, B. R. Silliman, J. Hitt, D. Lytle, B. Halpern, C. Hawkes , J. Lawler, M. Neel, J. Olden, M. Schlaepfer, K. Smith, and H. Tallis. 2009. Why fly? Ecologists sins of emission. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7: 294-295. doi:10.1890/09.WB.019

50. Thomsen, M. S., K. J. McGlathery, A. Schartschild, and B. R. Silliman. 2009. Distribution and ecological role of the non-native macroalgae Gracilaria vermiculophylla in Virginia salt marshes. Biological Invasions. 11: 2303-2316. doi:10.1007/s10530-008-9417-9

49. Gedan, K.**, and B. R. Silliman. 2009. Using facilitation theory to enhance mangrove restoration. Ambio 38:109. doi:10.1579/0044-7447-38.2.109

48. Thomsen, M. S., T. Wernberg, A. Josefson, and B. R. Silliman. 2009. Broad-scale patterns of abundance of non-indigenous soft-bottom invertebrates in Denmark. Helgoland Marine Research 63: 159-167. doi: 10.1007/s10152-008-142-7

47. Gedan, B.K.**, B. R. Silliman, and M.D. Bertness. 2009. Centuries of human-driven change in salt marsh ecosystems. Ann. Rev. Mar. Sci. 1: 117-141. doi:10.1146/annurev.marine.010908.163930

2008

46. Barbier E. B., E W. Koch, B. R. Silliman, S. D. Hacker, E. Wolanski, J. Primavera, E. Granek, S. Polasky, S. Aswani, L. A. Cramer, D. Stoms, C. Kennedy, D. Bael, C. Kappel, G. M. E. Perillo and D. J. Reed. 2008. Vegetation’s role in coastal protection – response. Science 320: 177. doi:10.1126/science.320.5873.176b

45. Barbier E. B., E W. Koch, B. R. Silliman, S. D. Hacker, E. Wolanski, J. Primavera, E. Granek, S. Polasky, S. Aswani, L. A. Cramer, D. Stoms, C. Kennedy, D. Bael, C. Kappel, G. M. E. Perillo and D. J. Reed. 2008. Coastal ecosystem based management with non-linear ecological functions and values. Science. 319: 321-323. doi: 10.1126/science.1150349

  • Subject of a companion article by Valiela and Fox, Managing Coastal Wetlands in Science 319:290-291, 2009.
  • Featured in an article by in the NY TIMES.

44. Barbier E., E. Koch, B. R. Silliman, S.Hacker, E. Wolanski, E. Granek, S. Polasky, S. Aswani, L. Cramer, D. Stoms, C. Kennedy, D. Bael, C. Kappel, G. M. E. Perillo and D. J. Reed. 2008. Changes precede changes in quantity in mangrove forests – Response. Science: Read Online

43. Alberti, J., M. Escapa, O. Iribarne, B. R. Silliman, and M. D. Bertness. 2008. Crab herbivory regulates plant facilitative and competitive processes in Argentine salt marshes. Ecology 89: 155-164. doi:10.1890/07-0045.1

42. Daleo P., J. Alberti, A. Canepuccia, M. Escapa, E. Fanjul, A. M. Casariego, B. R. Silliman, M. D. Bertness, and O. Iribarne. 2008. Mycorrhizal fungi determine salt-marsh plant zonation depending on nutrient supply. Journal of Ecology 96: 431-437. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2745.2007.01349.x

41. Bertness, M. D. and B. R. Silliman. 2008. Consumer control of salt marshes driven by human disturbance. Conservation Biology 22: 618-623. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2008.00962.x

40. Thomsen, M. S., T. Wernberg, P. Stehr, B. R. Silliman, A. Josefson, D. Krause-Jensen, and N. Risgaard-Petersen. 2008. Annual changes in abundance of non-indigenous marine benthos on a very large spatial scale. Aquatic Invasions 3: 133-140. doi:10.3391/ai.2008.3.2.3

39. Sala, N. M., D. Bertness, and B. R. Silliman. 2008. The dynamics of top-down and bottom-up control in New England salt marshes. Oikos 117: 1050-1056. doi: 10.1111/j.0030-1299.2008.16296.x

2007

38. Daleo P.**, E. Fanjul, A. M. Casariego, B. R. Silliman, M. D. Bertness, and O. Iribarne. 2007. Ecosystem engineers activate mycorrhizal mutualism in salt marshes. Ecology Letters 10: 902-908. doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2007.01082.x

37. Halpern, B. S., B. R. Silliman, J. Olden, J. Bruno, and M. D. Bertness. 2007. Incorporating positive interactions in aquatic restoration and conservation. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 5: 153-160. doi: 10.1890/1540-9295(2007)5[153:IPIIAR]2.0.CO:2

36. Haney, R.**, B. R. Silliman, A. Fry, C. Layman, and D. Rand. 2007. The Pleistocene history of the sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus): non-equilibrium evolutionary dynamics within a diversifying species complex. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 43: 743-754. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2006.08.022

35. Altieri, A.**, B. R. Silliman, and M. D. Bertness. 2007. Hierarchical organization via a facilitation cascade in intertidal cordgrass communities. American Naturalist 169: 195-206. doi:10.1086/510603

34. Grant, J. B., J. D. Olden, J. J. Lawler, C. R. Nelson, and B. R. Silliman. 2007. Academic institutions in the United States and Canada ranked according to research productivity in the field of Conservation Biology. Conservation Biology 21: 1139-1144. doi:10.1111/j.1523-1739.2007.00762.

33. Bazterrica, C.***, B. R. Silliman, C. Crane, F. J. Hidalgo, and M. D. Bertness. 2007. Limpet grazing on a physically stressful Patagonian rocky shore. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 353: 22-34. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2007.08.018

32. Thomsen, M.S.*, T. Wernberg, P. Stæhr, D. Krause-Jense, N. Risgaard-Petersen, and B. R. Silliman. 2007. Alien macroalgae in Denmark: a broad-scale national perspective. Marine Biology Research 3: 61-72. doi:10.1080/17451000701213413

31. Hidalgo, F.***, B. R. Silliman, M. C. Bazterrica, and Bertness M. D. 2007. Predation on the rocky shores of Patagonia, Argentina. Estuaries and Coasts 30: 886-895. doi:10.1007/BF02841342

30. Thomsen M. S.*, B. R. Silliman, and K. McGlathery. 2007. Spatial variation in recruitment of native and invasive species onto oyster reefs in a temperate soft bottom lagoon. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 72: 89-101. doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2006.10.004.

29. Alberti, J.**, M. Escapa, P. Daleo, O. Iribarne, B. R. Silliman, M. Bertness, and C. Costa. 2007. Local and geographic variation in grazing intensity by herbivorous crabs in SW Atlantic salt marshes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 349: 235-243. doi: 10.3354/meps07089

28. Thomsen, M.S., P. Staehr, C. Nyberg, S. Schwaerter, D. Krause-Jensen, and B. R. Silliman. 2007. Gracilaria vermiculophylla (Ohmi) Papenfuss, 1967 (Rhodophyta, Gracilariaceae) in northern Europe, with focus on Danish conditions, and what to expect in the future. Aquatic Invasions. 2: 83-94. doi:10.3391/ai.2007.2.2.1

27. Haney, R.**, B. R. Silliman, and D. Rand. 2007. A multi-locus assessment of connectivity and historical demography in the bluehead wrasse (Thalassoma bifasciatum). Heredity 1-9. doi:10.1038/sj.hdy.6800940

2006

26. Bertness M. D., C. Crain, B. R. Silliman, M. C. Bazterrica, V. Renya, F. Hildago and J. Farina. 2006.The community structure and organization of western Atlantic Patagonian rocky shores. Ecological Monographs 76: 439-460. doi:10.1890/0012-9615

  • Featured on the cover of Ecological Society of America’s Bulletin (04/15/2006).

25. van de Koppel, J., A. H. Altieri, B. R. Silliman, J. F. Bruno, and M. D. Bertness. 2006. Scale-dependent interactions and community structure on cobble beaches. Ecology Letters 9:45-50. doi: 10.1111/j.1461-0248.2005.00843.x

24. Lee, S.*** and B. R. Silliman. 2006. Competitive displacement of a marsh detritivore. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 339: 75-85. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.07.012

23. Lawler J. J., J. E. Aukema, J. Grant, B. Halpern, P. Kareiva, C. R., Nelson, J. D. Olden, K. Oleth, M. A. Schlaepfer, B. R. Silliman, and P. Zaradic. 2006. Conservation science: a 20-year report card. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 4: 473-480. doi:10.1890/1540-925(2006)

22. Gustafson,D. J., Kilheffer, J., and B. R. Silliman. 2006. Relative Effects of Littoraria irrorata and Prokelisia marginata on Spartina alterniflora. Estuaries and Coasts 29: 639-644. doi:10.1007/BF02784288

2005

21. Silliman, B. R., J. van de Koppel, M. D. Bertness, L. Stanton, and I. Mendelsohn. 2005 . Drought, snails, and large-scale die-off of southern U.S. salt marshes. Science 310: 1803-1806. doi:10.1126/science.1118229

  • Featured in a science segment by John Nielson on National Public Radio’s: All Things Considered (12/16/2005).
  • Subject of an article by Charlotte Schubert in Naturenews.com (Snails mount attack on US wetlands, 12/17/2005).
  • Subject of an article by Adrianne Appel on National Geographic.com (Snail armies mow down stricken marshes, 12/17/2005).
  • Subject of an article by Mike Toner in the The Atlanta Constitution (Snail blamed for key role in destruction of state’s marshes, 12/15/2005).
  • Subject of an article in The Times-Picayune (Another coastal culprit, 12/20/2005).
  • Subject of an article on the ABCNews.com (Periwinkle snails harming LA marshes 12/19/2005)

20. Schlaepfer, M.A., J. E. Aukema, J. Grant, B. Halpern, J. Hoekstra, P. Kareiva, J. Lawler, J. C. Manolis, C. R. Nelson, J. D. Olden, B. R. Silliman, S. Stephens, J. Wiens and P. Zaradic. 2005. Correspondence re-wilding: a bold plan that needs native megafauna. Nature. 437: 951. doi:10.1038/437951a

19. Pennings, S. and B. R. Silliman. 2005. Linking biogeography and community ecology: latitudinal variation in plant-herbivore interaction strength. Ecology 86: 2310-2319. doi:10.1890/04-1022

2004

18.Silliman, B. R., and M. D. Bertness. 2004. Shoreline development drives invasion of Phragmites australis and the loss of New England salt marsh plant diversity. Conservation Biology 18: 1424-1434. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2004.00112.x

17. Bertness, M. D., G. Trussell, P. J. Ewanchuk, B. R. Silliman, and C. Mullan. 2004. Consumer controlled community states on Gulf of Maine rocky shores. Ecology 85: 1321-1331. doi:10.1890/02-0636

16. Bertness, M. D., G. Trussell, P. J. Ewanchuk, and B. R. Silliman. 2004. Do Alternate stable states exist on Gulf of Maine rocky intertidal zone? Reply. Ecology 85: 1165-1167. doi:10.1890/03-3136

15. Mullan, C., B. R. Silliman, S. Bertness and M. D. Bertness. 2004. Physical and biotic drivers of plant distribution across an estuarine salinity gradient. Ecology 85: 2539-2549. doi: 10.1890/03-0745

14. Bertness, M. D., B. R. Silliman and R. Jefferies. 2004. Salt marshes under siege. American Scientist 92: 54-61. doi:10.1511/2004.1.54

13. Silliman, B. R., C. A. Layman, K. Geyer and J. C. Zieman. 2004. Predation by the black-clawed mud crab, Panopeus herbstii, in mid-Atlantic salt marshes: Further evidence for top-down control of community structure. Estuaries 27: 188-196. doi: 10.1007/Bf02803375

12. Trussell, G., P. J. Ewanchuk, M. D. Bertness and B. R. Silliman. 2004. Trophic cascades in rocky shore tide pools: distinguishing lethal and nonlethal effects. Oecologia 139: 427-432. doi: 10.1007/s00442-004-1512-8

11. Layman, C. A., A. Arrington, R., B. R. Silliman and B. Langerhans. 2004. Degree of fragmentation affects fish assemblage structure in Andros Island (Bahamas) estuaries. Caribbean Journal of Science 40: 232-244. Read Online

10. Layman, C.A., D. Arrington, B. Langerhans and B. R. Silliman. 2004. Effects of estuarine fragmentation on fish assemblage structure. Bahamas Journal of Science 12: 29-38.

2003

9. Silliman, B. R. and S. Y. Newell. Fungal-farming in a snail. 2003. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 100: 15643-15648. doi:10.1073/pnas.162366599

  • Subject of an article by Susan Milius in Science News (New Farmer:Marsh Snails Plow Leaves, 12/03)
  • Subject of an article by Jon Whitfield in Nature: Science Update (Snails farm fungus, 12/ 2003)
  • Subject of an article by Andrew Sugden in Science (Molluscan Agriculture, 12/ 2003)
  • Subject of an article in The Year in Science, World Book Encyclopedia (2004)
  • Subject of an article in Smithsonian National Zoo Magazine, July/August (2004)
  • Subject of an article in Canadian Wildlife, October (2004)

8. Layman, C. A., A. Arrington and B. R. Silliman. 2003. Underwater visual census provides snapshot assessment of tidal connectivity (Bahamas). Ecological Restoration. 21: 2-3.

7. Silliman, B. R., C. A. Layman and A. Altieri. 2003. Symbiosis between an Alpheid shrimp and a Xanthid crab in salt marshes of mid-Atlantic states, U. S. A. Journal of Crustacean Biology 23: 876-879. doi:10.1651/C-2410

6. Silliman, B. R. and A. Bortolus. 2003. Underestimation of Spartina productivity in western Atlantic marshes: marsh invertebrates eat more than just detritus. Oikos 101: 549-554. doi: 10.1034/j.1600-0706.2003.12070.x

2002

5. Silliman, B. R. and M. D. Bertness. 2002. A Trophic Cascade Regulates Salt Marsh Primary Production. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 99: 10500-10505. doi:10.1073/pnas .022447299

  • Featured by The Sun Sentinel, The Providence Journal, The Post,Courier, Richmond Time Dispatch, Washington Times, Charlotte Observer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Oregonian.
  • Topic on a weekly television show on Turner Broadcast System: Southern Coastal Culture (2004)
  • Subject of an article on DiscoveryChannel.com (Dec. 2002)
  • Subject of an article by Allen Breed, Associated Press (Crabbers, Scientists, struggle to find answers to a dying ecosystem, Sept. 2002).

4. Bertness, M. D., P. J. Ewanchuk, and B. R. Silliman. 2002. Anthropogenic modification of New England salt marsh landscapes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 99: 1395-1398. doi: 10.1073/pnas.022447299

3. Bertness, M. D., G. Trussell, P. J. Ewanchuk, and B. R. Silliman. 2002. Do Alternate stable states exist on Gulf of Maine rocky intertidal zone? Ecology 83: 3434-3448. doi: 10.1890/0012-9658

2. Layman, C. A. and B. R. Silliman. 2002. Preliminary survey of the fish fauna in Fresh Creek, Andros, Bahamas. Bulletin of Marine Science 70: 199-210.

2001

1. Silliman, B. R. and J. C. Zieman. 2001. Top-down control of Spartina alterniflora growth by periwinkle grazing in a Virginia salt marsh. Ecology 82: 2830-2845. doi:10.1890/0012-9658(2001)