Publications

50. Stier, A. C., S. C. Lee, and M. I. Connor. 2019. Temporal variation in dispersal modifies dispersal-diversity relationships in an experimental seagrass metacommunity. Marine Ecology Progress Series 613:67-76. PDF 

49. Ingeman, K. E., J. F. Samhouri, and A. C. Stier. 2019. Ocean recoveries for tomorrow’s Earth: Hitting a moving target. Science. 363:eeav1004. PDF

48. Muelbert, J. H., N. J. Nidzieko, A. T. R. Acosta, S. Beaulieu, A. F. Bernardino, E. Boikova, T. G. Bornman, B. Cataletto, K. Deneudt, and E. Eliason. 2019. ILTER-the International Long-Term Ecological Research network as a platform for global coastal and ocean observation. Frontiers in Marine Science. 6:527. PDF

47. DiFiore, B. P., S. A. Queenborough, E. M. P. Madin, V. J. Paul, M. B. Decker, and A. C. Stier. 2019. Grazing halos on coral reefs: predation risk, herbivore density, and habitat size influence grazing patterns that are visible from space. Marine Ecology Progress Series 627:71-81. PDF

46. Pretorius, J., J. L. Lichtenstein, E. J. Eliason, A. C. Stier, and J. N. Pruitt. 2019. Predator-induced selection on urchin activity level depends on urchin body size. Ethology. 125:10 PDF

45. Jerde, C. L., K. Kraskura, E. J. Eliason, S. Csik, A. C. Stier, and M. L. Taper. 2019. Strong evidence for an intraspecific metabolic scaling coefficient near 0.89 in fish. Frontiers in Physiology. 10:1166. PDF

44. Hamman, E. A., S. A. McKinley, A. C. Stier, and C. W. Osenberg. 2018. Landscape configuration drives persistent spatial patterns of occupant distributions. Theoretical Ecology 11:111-127. PDF

43. Stier, A. C., J. F. Samhouri, S. Gray, R. G. Martone, M. E. Mach, B. S. Halpern, C. V. Kappel, C. Scarborough, and P. S. Levin. 2017. Integrating expert perceptions into food web conservation and management. Conservation Letters 10:67-76. PDF 

42. Stier, A. C., C. D. Stallings, J. F. Samhouri, M. A. Albins, and G. R. Almany. 2017. Biodiversity effects of the predation gauntlet. Coral Reefs 36:601-606. PDF

41. Samhouri, J. F., A. C. Stier, S. M. Hennessey, M. Novak, B. S. Halpern, and P. S. Levin. 2017. Rapid and direct recoveries of predators and prey through synchronized ecosystem management. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1:0068. PDF

40. Samhouri, J. F., K. S. Andrews, G. Fay, C. J. Harvey, E. L. Hazen, S. M. Hennessey, K. Holsman, M. E. Hunsicker, S. I. Large, A. C. Stier, and K. N. Marshall. 2017. Defining ecosystem thresholds for human activities and environmental pressures in the California Current. Ecosphere 8:e01860. PDF

39. Lynham, J., B. Halpern, T. Blenckner, T. Essington, J. Estes, M. Hunsicker, C. Kappel, A. Salomon, C. Scarborough, K. Selkoe, and A.C. Stier. 2017. Costly stakeholder participation creates inertia in marine ecosystems. Marine Policy 76:122-129. PDF

38. Geange, S. W., D. E. Poulos, A. C. Stier, and M. I. McCormick. 2017. The relative influence of abundance and priority effects on colonization success in a coral-reef fish. Coral Reefs 36:151-155. PDF 

37. Stier, A. C., J. F. Samhouri, M. Novak, K. N. Marshall, E. J. Ward, R. D. Holt, and P. S. Levin. 2016b. Ecosystem context and historical contingency in apex predator recoveries. Science Advances 2:e1501769. PDF

36. Stier, A. C., B. M. Bolker, and C. W. Osenberg. 2016. Using rarefaction to isolate the effects of patch size and sampling effort on beta diversity. Ecosphere 7:e01612. PDF

35. Marshall, K. N., A. C. Stier, J. F. Samhouri, R. P. Kelly, and E. J. Ward. 2016. Conservation challenges of predator recovery. Conservation Letters 9:70-78. PDF

34. Gallagher, A. J., S. J. Brandl, and A. C. Stier. 2016. Intraspecific variation in body size does not alter the effects of mesopredators on prey. Royal Society Open Science 3:160414. PDF

33. Palmer, T., E. Pringle, A. C. Stier, and R. Holt. 2015. Mutualism in a community context. Mutualism pp. 159-180. In J. Bronstein (ed) Mutualisms. PDF.

32. Rudman, S. M., M. A. Rodriguez-Cabal, A. C. Stier, T. Sato, J. Heavyside, R. W. El-Sabaawi, and G. M. Crutsinger. 2015. Adaptive genetic variation mediates bottom-up and top-down control in an aquatic ecosystem. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 282:20151234. PDF

31. Selkoe, K. A., T. Blenckner, M. R. Caldwell, L. B. Crowder, A. L. Erickson, T. E. Essington, J. A. Estes, R. M. Fujita, B. S. Halpern, M. E. Hunsicker, C. V. Kappel, R. P. Kelly, J. N. Kittinger, P. S. Levin, J. M. Lynham, M. E. Mach, R. G. Martone, L. A. Mease, A. K. Salomon, J. F. Samhouri, C. Scarborough, A. C. Stier, C. White, and J. Zedler. 2015. Principles for managing marine ecosystems prone to tipping points. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability 1:1-18. PDF

30. Stier, A. C., A. M. Hein, V. Parravicini, and M. Kulbicki. 2014b. Larval dispersal drives trophic structure across Pacific coral reefs. Nature Communications 5:5575. PDF

29. Stier, A. C., S. W. Geange, K. M. Hanson, and B. Bolker. 2013a. Predator Density and Timing of Arrival Affect Reef Fish Community Assembly. Ecology 94:1057 - 1068. PDF

28. Stier, A. C., and J. W. White. 2014. Predator density and the functional responses of coral reef fish. Coral Reefs 33:235-240. PDF

27. Stier, A. C., and M. Leray. 2014. Predators alter community organization of coral reef cryptofauna and reduce abundance of coral mutualists. Coral Reefs 33:181-191. PDF

26. Shelton, A. O., J. F. Samhouri, A. C. Stier, and P. S. Levin. 2014. Assessing trade-offs to inform ecosystem-based fisheries management of forage fish. Scientific Reports 4:7110. PDF

25. White, J. W., A. Rassweiler, J. F. Samhouri, A. C. Stier, and C. White. 2014. Ecologists should not use statistical significance tests to interpret simulation model results. Oikos 123:385-388. PDF

24. Monaghan, J. R., A. C. Stier, F. Michonneau, M. D. Smith, B. Pasch, M. Maden, and A. W. Seifert. 2014. Experimentally induced metamorphosis in axolotls reduces regenerative rate and fidelity. Regeneration 1:2-14. PDF

23. Stier, A. C., S. W. Geange, K. M. Hanson, and B. Bolker. 2013. Predator Density and Timing of Arrival Affect Reef Fish Community Assembly. Ecology 94:1057 - 1068. PDF

22. Stier, A. C., S. Geange, and B. Bolker. 2012a. Predator density and competition modify the benefits of group formation in a shoaling reef fish. Oikos. 122:171-178. PDF. **Editors Choice in Oikos.

21. Stier, A. C., J. A. Idjadi, S. W. Geange, and J.-S. S. White. 2013b. High Mortality in a Surgeonfish Following an Exceptional Settlement Event. Pacific Science 67:533-539. PDF

20. Geange, S. W., A. C. Stier, and J. S. Shima. 2013. Competitive hierarchies among three species of juvenile coral reef fishes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 472:239-248. PDF

19. Carr, L. A., A. C. Stier, K. Fietz, I. Montero, A. J. Gallagher, and J. F. Bruno. 2013. Illegal shark fishing in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Marine Policy 39:317-321. PDF

18. Stier, A. C., M. A. Gil, C. S. McKeon, S. Lemer, M. Leray, S. C. Mills, and C. W. Osenberg. 2012b. Housekeeping mutualisms: do more symbionts facilitate host performance? PLoS ONE 7:e32079. PDF

17. McCoy, M., A. C. Stier, and C. Osenberg. 2012. Emergent effects of multiple predators on prey survival: the importance of depletion and the functional response. Ecology Letters 15:1449-1456. PDF

16. McKeon, C. S., A. C. Stier, S. E. McIlroy, and B. M. Bolker. 2012. Multiple defender effects: synergistic coral defense by mutualist crustaceans. Oecologia 169:1095-1103. PDF

15. Seifert, A. W., J. R. Monaghan, M. D. Smith, B. Pasch, A. C. Stier, F. Michonneau, and M. Maden. 2012. The influence of fundamental traits on mechanisms controlling appendage regeneration. Biological Reviews 87:330-345. PDF

14. Barbier, E., S. Hacker, E. Koch, A. C. Stier, and B. Silliman. 2011a. Estuarine and coastal ecosystems and their services. in M. Van den Belt and R. Costanza (eds). Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science. Elsevier.

13. Osenberg C.W., J. S. Shima, S. L. Miller, and A.C. Stier. 2011  Assessing effects of marine protected areas confounding in space and possible solutions. in J. Claudet (ed) Marine Protected Areas:Effects, networks, and monitoring - A multidisciplinary approach. Cambridge University Press. Abstract

12. Barbier, E. B., S. D. Hacker, C. Kennedy, E. W. Koch, A. C. Stier, and B. R. Silliman. 2011b. The value of estuarine and coastal ecosystem services. Ecological Monographs 81:169-193. PDF

11. Shantz, A., A. C.  Stier, and J. Idjadi. 2011. Coral density and predation affect growth of a reef-building coral. Coral Reefs 30:363-367. PDF

10. Stier, A. C., and C. W. Osenberg. 2010. Propagule redirection: Habitat availability reduces colonization and increases recruitment in reef fishes. Ecology 91:2826-2832. PDF

9. Stier, A., C. McKeon, C. Osenberg, and J. Shima. 2010. Guard crabs alleviate deleterious effects of vermetid snails on a branching coral. Coral Reefs 29:1019-1022. PDF

8. Shima, J. S., C. W. Osenberg, and A. C. Stier. 2010. The vermetid gastropod Dendropoma maximum reduces coral growth and survival. Biology Letters 6:815-818.  PDF** Editors Choice in Science

7. Geange, S., and A. C. Stier. 2010. Charismatic microfauna alter cyanobacterial production through a trophic cascade. Coral Reefs 29:393-397. PDF

6. Heinlein, J., A. C. Stier, and M. Steele. 2010. Predators reduce abundance and species richness of coral reef fish recruits via non-selective predation. Coral Reefs 29:527-532. PDF

5. Geange, S. W., and A. C. Stier. 2010b. Priority effects and habitat complexity affect the strength of competition. Oecologia 163:111-118. PDF

4. White, J. W., J. F. Samhouri, A. C. Stier, C. L. Wormald, S. L. Hamilton, and S. A. Sandin. 2010b. Synthesizing mechanisms of density dependence in reef fishes: behavior, habitat configuration, and observational scale. Ecology 91:1949-1961. PDF

3. Geange, S. W., and A. C. Stier. 2009. Order of arrival affects competition in two reef fishes. Ecology 90:2868-2878. PDF

2. Boyer, S., J. White, A. C. Stier, and C. Osenberg. 2009. Effects of the fish anesthetic, clove oil (eugenol), on coral health and growth. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 369:53-57. PDF

1. Stier, A. C., M. A. Steele, and A. J. Brooks. 2009. Coral reef fishes use crown-of-thorns seastar as habitat. Coral Reefs 28:227-227. PDF

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Carr L.A., Stier A.C., and Bruno J.F. 2011. Quantification of the seized shark catch aboard the Fer Mary I. Report to the Galapagos National Marine Park.

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