Publications

Peer-Reviewed Papers:

Best, R.J., A. Chaudoin, M.E.S. Bracken, M.H. Graham, & J.J. Stachowicz. in press. Plant-animal diversity relationships in a rocky intertidal system depend on invertebrate body size and algal cover. Ecology. link

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

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: 1121-113o. (Oikos Editor’s Choicelink

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. link

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 gallerylink

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Featurepdf

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

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

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 Feature, Trends in Ecology and Evolution Research Focuspdf

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

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 & Views, F1000 Exceptional, Thompson-Reuters Science Watch Emerging Research Front Paperpdf

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

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. (F1000 Recommendedpdf

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

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. (F1000 Recommendedpdf

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

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

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:

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. link

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

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

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

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:

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

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.

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