Julie and Mike’s paper on multiple stressors was published in Biology Letters!

Abstract Environmental stressors often interact, but most studies of multiple stressors have focused on combinations of abiotic stressors.  Here we examined the potential interaction between a biotic stressor, the vermetid snail Ceraesignum maximum, and an abiotic stressor, high sedimentation, on the growth of reef-building corals. In a field experiment, we subjected juvenile massive Porites corals Read More …

Congratulations Dr. Elizabeth Hamman!

Elizabeth defended her dissertation last week in the Odum School of Ecology at UGA (Multi-scale spatial patterning of corals and their symbionts).  Many thanks to her co-advisor (Scott McKinley, Tulane University) and her committee (Andrew Park and Jim Porter) for all of their support and insights.  Elizabeth is heading off to an exciting post-doc with Read More …

Congratulations to Dr. Jing Jiao!

Jing successfully defended her dissertation (Effects of movement in human-influenced marine systems) on March 16/17 at the University of Florida.  Many thanks to her co-advisor (Sergei Pilyugin) and her committee (Jeremy Lichstein, Bob Holt and Tom Frazer) for all of their support and insights.  Jing has received several post-doctoral offers and will soon be heading Read More …

Mike, Julie and JM’s “landscape of fear” paper is out too (early online)!

Abstract Foraging theory posits that isolation from refuge habitat within a landscape increases perceived predation risk and, thus, suppresses the foraging behavior of prey species. However, these effects may depend fundamentally on resource availability, which could affect prey boldness and can change considerably through bottom-up processes. We conducted a field survey and experiment in a Read More …