• Stubler, A. D. and B. J. Peterson.  2016.  Ocean acidification accelerates net calcium carbonate loss in a coral rubble community. Coral Reefs DOI 10.1007/s00338-016-1436-x [Download PDF]
  • Stubler, A. D., A. K. Stevens and B. J. Peterson.  2016.  Using community-wide recruitment and succession patterns to assess sediment stress on Jamaican coral reefs.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 474: 29-38. [Download PDF]
  •  Furman, B. T. and B. J. Peterson.  2015.  Sexual Recruitment in Zostera marina: Progress toward a Predictive Model.  PLoS ONE 10(9): e0138206. [Download PDF]
  • Stubler, A. D., B. T. Furman and B. J. Peterson.  2015.  Sponge erosion under acidification and warming scenarios: differential impacts on living and dead coral.  Global Change Biology 21(11): 4006-4020. [Download PDF]
  • Tettelbach, S. T., B. J. Peterson, J. M. Carroll, B. T. Furman, S. W. T. Hughes, J. Havelin, J. R. Europe, D. M. Bonal, A. J. Weinstock and C. F. Smith.  2015.  Aspiring to an Alternative Stable State: Rebuilding of Bay Scallop Populations and Fisheries Following Intensive Restoration.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 529: 121-136. [Download PDF]
  • Stubler, A. D., A. R. Duckworth and B. J. Peterson.  2015.  Sedimentation affects sponge abundance, diversity and distribution on Jamaican coral reefs.  Marine Pollution Bulletin 96: 261-270. [Download PDF]
  • Berry, D. L., J. A. Goleski, F. Koch, C. C. Wall, B. J. Peterson, O. R. Anderson and C. J. Gobler.  2015.  Synechococcus blooms in Florida Bay.  Molecular Ecology 70: 361-371. [Download PDF]
  • Furman, B. T., L. J. Jackson, E. Bricker and B. J. Peterson.  2015. Sexual recruitment in Zostera marina: a patch to landscape-scale investigation.  Limnology and Oceanography 60(2): 584-599. [Download PDF]
  • Carroll, J. M., L. L. Jackson and B. J. Peterson.  2015.  The effect of increasing habitat complexity on bay scallop survival in the presence of different decapod crustacean predators.  Estuaries and Coasts 38: 1569-1579. [Download PDF]
  • Stubler, A. M., B. T. Furman and B. J. Peterson.  2014.  Effects of pCO2 on the interaction between an excavating sponge, Cliona varians, and a hermatypic coral, Porites furcata.  Marine Biology 161: 1851-1859. [Download PDF]
  • Peterson, B. J., A. M. Fournier, B. T. Furman and J. M. Carroll.  2014.  Hemigrapsus sanguineus in Long Island salt marshes: experimental evaluation of the interactions between an invasive crab and resident ecosystem engineers.  PeeJ:e472. [Download PDF]
  • Peterson, B. J., E. Bricker, S. J. Brisbin, B. T. Furman, A. D. Stubler, J. M. Carroll, D. L. Berry, C. J. Gobler, A. Calladine, M. Waycott.  2013.  Genetic diversity and gene flow in Zostera marina populations surrounding Long Island, New York, USA: No evidence of inbreeding, genetic degradation or population isolation.  Aquatic Botany 110: 61-66. [Download PDF]
  • Wall, C. C., B. J. Peterson, E. Ward and C. J. Gobler.  2013.  Contrasting growth patterns of suspension-feeding molluscs (Mercenaria mercenariaCrassostrea virginicaArgopecten irradians and Crepidula fornicata) across a eutrophication gradient in the Peconic Estuary, NY, USA.  Estuaries and Coasts 36: 1274-1291. [Download PDF]
  • Carroll, J. M. and B. J. Peterson.  2013.  Ecological trade-offs in seascape ecology: bay scallop survival and growth across a seagrass landscape.  Landscape Ecology 28: 1401-1413. [Download PDF]
  • Carroll, J. M. and B. J. Peterson.  2013.  Comparisons in demographic rates of bay scallops in eelgrass and the introduced alga, Codium fragile, in New York .Marine Biology 160: 1451-1463. [Download PDF]
  • Tettelbach, S. T., B. J. Peterson, J. M. Carroll, S. W.T. Hughes, D. Bonal, A. Weinstock, J. R. Europe, B. T. Furman, C. F. Smith.  2013.  Priming the larval pump: Resergence of bay scallop recruitment after initiation of intensive restoration efforts.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 478: 153-172. [Download PDF]
  • Peterson, B. J., K. L. Heck and J. V. Valentine.  2013.  The snapper-grunt pump: habitat modification and facilitation of the associated benthic plant communities by reef resident fish.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 441: 50-54. [Download PDF]
  • Duckworth, A. R. and B. J. Peterson.  2013.  Effects of seawater temperature and pH on the boring rates of the sponge Cliona celata in scallop shells.  Marine Biology 160: 27-35. [Download PDF]
  • Carroll, J. M., B. T. Furman, S. T. Tettelbach and B. J. Peterson. 2012.  Balancing the edge effects budget: bay scallop settlement and loss along a seagrass edge.  Ecology 93: 1637-1647. [Download PDF]
  • Peterson, B. J., A. D. Stubler, C. C. Wall and C. J. Gobler.  2012.  Nitrogen-rich groundwater intrusion affects productivity, but not herbivory, of the tropical seagrass Thalassia testudinumAquatic Biology 15: 1-9. [Download PDF]
  • Wall, C. C., B. S. Rodgers, C. J. Gobler and B. J. Peterson.  2012.  Responses of loggerhead sponges Spechiosponia vesparium durning harbul cyanobacterial blooms in a sub-tropical lagoon.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 451: 31-43. [Download PDF]
  • Rountos, K. J., B. J. Peterson and I. Karakassis.   2012.  Indirect effects of fish cage aquaculture on shallow Posidonia oceanica seagrass patches in coastal Greek waters.  Aquaculture Environment Interactions 2: 105-115. [Download PDF]
  • Neckles, H., B. Kopp, B. J. Peterson and P. Pooler.  2012.  Integrating scales of seagrass monitoring to meet conservation needs.  Estuaries and Coasts 35: 23-46. [Download PDF]
  • Wall, C. C., B. J. Peterson and C. J. Gobler.  2011.  The growth of estuarine resources (Zostera marina, Mercenaria mercenaria, Crassostrea virginica, Argopecten irradians, Cyprinodon variegates) in response to nutrient loading and enhancement of suspension-feeding by adult shellfish.  Estuaries and Coasts 34: 1262-1277. [Download PDF]
  • Goleski, J. A., F. Koch, C. C. Wall, M. A. Marcoval-Pan, F. J. Jochem, B. J. Peterson and C. J. Gobler.  2010.  The role of zooplankton grazing and nutrient loading in the occurrence of harmful cyanobacterial blooms in Florida Bay, FL, USA.  Estuaries and Coasts 33: 1202-1215. [Download PDF]
  • Carroll, J. M., B. J. Peterson, D. Bonal, A. Weinstock, C. F. Smith and S. T. Tettelbach.  2010. Comparative survival of bay scallops in eelgrass and the introduced alga, Codium fragile, in a New York estuary.  Marine Biology 157:249-259. [Download PDF]
  • Carroll, J., C. J. Gobler and B. J. Peterson.  2008.  Resource- restricted growth of eelgrass in New York estuaries: light limitation, and alleviation of nutrient stress by hard clams.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 369:51-62. [Download PDF]
  • Valentine, J. F., K. L. Heck, Jr., B. J. Peterson, D. Blackmon, J. Christian, M. Goecker, R. M. Kroutil, M. Vanderklift and M. Beck.  2008.  Exploited species impacts on trophic linkages along reef-seagrass interfaces in the Florida keys.  Ecological Applications 18: 1501-1515. [Download PDF]
  • Wall, C. C., B. J. Peterson, andC. J. Gobler.  2008.  The facilitation of eelgrass (Zostera marina) productivity by suspension feeding bivalves in an experimental setting.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 357: 165-174. [Download PDF]
  • Peterson, B. J., T. Frankovich and J. C. Zieman.  2007.  Response of seagrass epiphyte loading to field manipulations of fertilization, gastropod grazing and leaf turnover rates.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 349: 61-72. [Download PDF]
  • Weiss, M. B., P. B. Curran, B. J. Peterson and C. J. Gobler.  2007.  The influence of water quality on hard clam (Mercenaria mercenaria L.) populations across Long Island’s south shore lagoon estuaries.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 345: 12-25. [Download PDF]
  • Warren, J. D. and B. J. Peterson.  2007.  Classification of estuarine bottom habitat and vegetation canopy height using backscatter intensity from an acoustic doppler current profiler.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 72: 53-62. [Download PDF]
  • Valentine, J. F., K. L. Heck, Jr., D. Blackmon, M. E. Goecker, J. Christian, R. M. Kroutil, K. D. Kirsch, B. J. Peterson, M. Beck and M. A. Vanderklift.  2007. Food web interactions along seagrass-coral reef boundaries: effects of piscivore reductions on cross-habitat energy exchange. Marine Ecology Progress Series 333: 37-50. [Download PDF]
  • Peterson, B. J., C. M. Chester and J. W. Fourqurean.  2006.  Potential role of sponge communities in controlling phytoplankton blooms in Florida Bay.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 328: 93-103. [Download PDF]
  • Gobler, C. J., D. B. Thibault, T. W. Davis, P. B. Curran, B. J. Peterson and L. B. Liddle.  2006.  Algal assemblages associated with Stegastes sp. Territories on Indo-Pacific coral reefs: Characterization of diversity and controls on growth.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology 336: 135-145. [Download PDF]
  • Fourqurean, J. W., J. N. Boyer, M. J. Durako, B. J. Peterson and L. N. Hefty.  2003.  Forecasting responses of seagrass distributions to changing water quality using monitoring data.  Ecological Applications 13(2): 474-489. [Download PDF]
  • Peterson, B. J., C. D. Rose, L. Rutten and J. W. Fourqurean.  2002.  Disturbance and recovery following catastrophic grazing: studies of a successional chronosequence in a seagrass bed.  OKIOS 97:361-370. [Download PDF]
  • Peterson, B. J., K. R. Thompson, J. H. Cowan, Jr. and K. L. Heck, Jr. 2001. Comparison of predation pressure in temperate and subtropical regions based on chronographic tethering. Marine Ecology Progress Series 224: 77-85. [Download PDF]
  • Peterson, B. J. and K. L. Heck. 2001. An experimental test of the mechanism by which suspension feeding bivalves elevate seagrass productivity. Marine Ecology Progress Series 218: 115-125.  [Download PDF]
  • Peterson B. J. and J.W. Fourqurean.  2001.  Large-scale patterns in seagrass (Thalassia testudinum) demographics in south Florida.  Limnology and Oceanography 46:1077-1090 [Download PDF]
  • Peterson, B. J. and K. L. Heck.  2001.  Positive interactions between suspension feeding bivalves and seagreabivalves and seagrass assemblages – a facultative mutualism. Marine Ecology Progress Series 213: 143-155.  [Download PDF]
  • Peterson, B. J. and K. L. Heck. 1999. The potential for suspension feeding bivalves to increase seagrass productivity. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 240:37-52.  [Download PDF]

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We are excited to welcome Leah Reidenbach and Dylan Cottrell to the lab in fall 2017!

Leah completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Central Florida in 2013 where she worked with policy makers and educators to produce high school level education materials on the topic of sea level rise. This was followed by a marine lab internship at the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation where she researched the effects of eutrophication on seagrass and macroalgae, as well as macroalgal physiology. Next, she completed her Master’s degree at California State University, Northridge in 2017.  Her thesis was on the effects of ocean acidification and eutrophication on the green bloom-forming macroalga Ulva spp.

Dylan completed his undergraduate studies in 2013, whereupon he served in the Peace Corps for two years in Malawi. Since his return, he has been working on a program to commercially farm seaweed.

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