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Published Articles
Baskett, M.L., F. Micheli, and S.A. Levin. 2007. Designing marine reserves for interacting species: insights from theoryBiological Conservation 137: 163-179.

Botsford, L.W., D.R. Brumbaugh, C. Grimes, J.B. Kellner, J. Largier, M.R. O’Farrell, S. Ralston, E. Soulanille and V. Wespestad. 2009. Connectivity, sustainability, and yield: bridging the gap between conventional fisheries management and marine protected areasReviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. 19: 69-95.

Botsford, L.W. and A. Hastings. 2006. Conservation dynamics of marine metapopulations with dispersing larvae. In: J. Kritzer and P. Sale (eds.). Marine Metapopulations. Elsevier, New York: 411-429.

Broad, K. and J.N. Sanchirico. 2008. Local perspectives on marine reserve creation in the Bahamas. Ocean & Coastal Management 51(2008): 763-771.

Brumbaugh, D.R. 2008. Future directions in MPA site selection. MPA News 10(2): 4.

Cowen, R.K., C.B. Paris, and A. Srinivasan. 2006. Scaling Connectivity in Marine Populations. Science 311: 522-527.

Dahlgren, C.P., G.T. Kellison, A.J. Adams, B.M. Gillanders, M.S. Kendall, C.A. Layman, J.A. Ley, I. Nagelkerken, and J.E. Serafy. 2006. Marine nurseries and effective juvenile habitats: concepts and applications. Marine Ecology Progress Series312: 291-295.

Gaines, S.D., B. Gaylord, L.R. Gerber, A. Hastings, and B. Kinlan. 2007. Connecting places: the ecological consequences of dispersal in the seaOceanography 20(3): 90-99.

Galindo, H.M., D. B. Olson, and S.R. Palumbi. 2006. Seascape genetics: A coupled oceanographic-genetic model predicts population structure of Caribbean corals. Current Biology 16: 1622-1626.

Glynn, P.W., G.M. Wellington, B. Riegl, D.B. Olson, E. Borneman, and E.A. Wieters. 2007. Diversity and biogeography of the scleractinian coral fauna of Easter Island (Rap Nui). Pacific Science 61(1): 67-90.

Granek, E.F, D.R. Brumbaugh, S.A. Heppell, S.S. Heppell, and D. Secord. 2005. A blueprint for the oceans: Implications of two national commission reports for conservation practitioners. Conservation Biology 19(4): 1008-1018.

Guichard, F., S.A. Levin, A. Hastings, and D. Siegel. 2004. Toward a dynamic metacommunity approach to marine reserve theory. BioScience 54(11): 1003-1011.

Harborne, A.R., P.J. Mumby, C.V. Kappel, C.P. Dahlgren, F. Micheli, K.E. Holmes, J.N. Sanchirico, K. Broad, I.A. Elliott, and D.R. Brumbaugh. 2008. Reserve effects and natural variation in coral reef communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1010-1018.

Harborne A.R., P.J. Mumby, C.V. Kappel, C.P. Dahlgren, F. Micheli, K.E. Holmes, and D.R. Brumbaugh. 2008. Tropical coastal habitats as surrogates of fish community structure, grazing, and fisheries valueEcological Applications 18: 1689–1701.

Harborne, A.R., P.J. Mumby, F. Micheli, C.T. Perry, C.P. Dahlgren, K.E. Holmes, and D.R. Brumbaugh. 2006. The functional value of Caribbean coral reef, seagrass and mangrove habitats to ecosystem processes. Advances in Marine Biology 50: 57-190.

Harborne, A.R., P.J. Mumby, K. Żychaluk, J.D. Hedly, and P.G. Blackwell. 2006. Modeling the beta diversity of coral reefs.Ecology 87(1): 2871-2881.

Hastings, A. and L.W. Botsford. 2006. A simple persistence condition for structured populations. Ecology Letters 9(7): 846-852.

Hastings, A. and L.W. Botsford. 2006. Persistence of spatial populations depends on returning home. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 6067-6072.

Holmes, K. 2005. New research shows fish & corals thrive in Exuma Cays Park – the first Bahamas marine reserve. The Bahamas Naturalist and Journal of Science 1(1): 25-28.

Humston, R., D.B. Olson, and J.S. Ault. 2004. Behavioral assumptions in models of fish movement and their influence on population dynamics. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 133: 1304-1328.

Kellner, J.B and A. Hastings. 2009. A reserve paradox: introduced heterogeneity may increase regional invisibility.Conservation Letters. 8 pp.

Kellner, J.B., R.M. Nisbet, and S.D Gaines. 2008. Spillover from marine reserves related to mechanisms of population regulationTheoretical Ecology 1(2): 117-127.

Kellner, J.B., I. Tetreault, S.D. Gaines, and R.M. Nisbet. 2007. Fishing the line near marine reserves in single and multispecies fisheries. Ecological Applications 17(4): 1039-1054.

Layman, C.A., Dahlgren, C.P., G.T. Kellison, A.J. Adams, B.M Gillanders, M.S. Kendall, J.A. Ley, I. Nagelkerken, and J.E. Serafy. 2006. Marine nurseries and effective juvenile habitats. Reply commentMarine Ecology Progress Series 318: 307-308.

Malvadkar, U. and A. Hastings. 2008. Persistence of mobile species in marine protected areasFisheries Research 91: 69-78.

McManus, J.W. and J.F. Polsenberg. 2004. Coral–algal phase shifts on coral reefs: ecological and environmental aspects. Progress in Oceanography 60: 263–279.

Mumby P.J., K. Broad, D.R. Brumbaugh, C.P. Dahlgren, A.R. Harborne, A. Hastings, K.E. Holmes, C.V. Kappel, F. Micheli, and J.N. Sanchirico. 2008. Coral reef habitats as surrogates of species, ecological functions and ecosystem servicesConservation Biology 22(4): 941-951.

Mumby, P.J. and A. Hastings. 2008. The impact of ecosystem connectivity on coral reef resilienceJournal of Applied Ecology45: 854-862.

Mumby, P.J., A.R. Harborne, J. Williams, C.V. Kappel, D.R. Brumbaugh, F. Micheli, K.E. Holmes, C.P. Dahlgren, C.B. Paris, and P.G. Blackwell. 2007. Trophic cascade facilitates coral recruitment in a marine reserve. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(20): 8362-8367.

Mumby, P.J., A. Hastings, and H.J. Edwards. 2007. Thresholds and the resilience of Caribbean coral reefsNature 450: 98-101.

Mumby, P.J. 2006. The impact of exploiting grazers (Scaridae) on the dynamics of Caribbean coral reefs. Ecological Applications 16(2): 747-769.

Mumby, P.J. 2006. Connectivity of reef fish between mangroves and coral reefs: algorithms for the design of marine reserves at seascape scales. Biological Conservation 128(2): 215-222.

Mumby, P.J., C.P. Dahlgren, A.R. Harborne, C.V. Kappel, F. Micheli, D.R. Brumbaugh, K.E. Holmes, J.M. Mendes, K. Broad, J.N. Sanchirico, K. Buch, S. Box, R.W. Stoffle, and A.B. Gill. 2006. Fishing, trophic cascades, and the process of grazing on coral reefs. Science 311: 98-101.

Mumby, P.J., F. Micheli, C.P. Dahlgren, S.Y. Litvin, A.B. Gill, D.R. Brumbaugh, K. Broad, J.N. Sanchirico, C.V. Kappel, A.R. Harborne, and K.E. Holmes. 2006. Marine parks need sharks? Response to letter. Science 312: 527-528.

Olson, D.B. 2007. Lagrangian biophysical dynamics. In: A. Griffa, A.D. Kirwan, A.J. Mariano, T. Özgökmen, and T. Rossby (eds.), Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction in Coastal and Ocean Dynamics. Cambridge University Press: 275-348.

Olson, D., C. Cosner, S. Cantrell, and A. Hastings. 2005. Persistence of fish populations in time and space as a key to sustainable fisheries. Bulletin of Marine Science 76(2): 213-231.

Sanchirico, J.N., U. Malvadkar, A. Hastings, and J.E. Wilen. 2006. When are no-take zones an economically optimal fishery management strategy? Ecological Applications 16(5): 1643-1659.

Sanchirico, J.N. and J.E. Wilen. 2005. Optimal spatial management of renewable resources: Matching policy scope to ecosystem scale. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 50(1): 23-46.

Sanchirico, J.N. 2005. Additivity properties in metapopulation models: Implications for the assessment of marine reserves. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management 49(1): 1–25.

Sanchirico, J.N. 2004. Designing a cost-effective marine reserve network: A bioeconomic metapopulation analysis. Marine Resource Economics 19: 41-65.

Sanchirico, J.N., R. Stoffle, K. Broad, and L. Talaue-McManus. 2003. Modeling Marine Protected Areas. Letter. Science 301: 47-48.

Sanchirico, J.N. and J.E. Wilen. 2002. The impacts of marine reserves on limited-entry Fisheries. Natural Resource Modeling 15(3): 291-310.

Semmens, B.X., D.R. Brumbaugh, and J.A. Drew. 2005. Interpreting space use and behavior of blue tang, Acanthurus coeruleus, in the context of habitat, density, and intra-specific interactions. Environmental Biology of Fishes 74(1): 99-107.

Steneck, R., R.K. Cowen, C.B. Paris, and A. Srinivasan. 2006. Connectivity in Marine Protected Areas, Response to letter.Science 313: 44-45.

Stoffle, R. and J. Minnis. 2008. Resilience at risk: epistemological and social construction barriers to risk communication.Journal of Risk Research. 11(1&2): 55-68.

Stoffle, B.W. and R.W. Stoffle. 2007. At the sea’s edge: Elders and children in the littorals of Barbados and the Bahamas.Human Ecology 35(5): 547-558.

Stoffle, R. and J. Minnis. 2007. Marine protected areas and the traditional settlements of the Exumas, Bahamas. Coral Reefs26(4): 1023-1032.

Talaue McManus, L. 2007. Reexamining consumption in small island states and why conch fritters may be in danger. Editorial.Global Environmental Change 17 (2007): 152–154.

Vollmer, S.V. and S.R. Palumbi. 2007. Restricted gene flow in the Caribbean staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis: Implications for the recovery of endangered reefs. Journal of Heredity 98(1): 40-50. [PDF]

Vollmer, S.V. and S.R. Palumbi. 2004 Testing the utility of internally transcribed spacer sequences in coral phylogenetics.Molecular Ecology 13(9): 2763-2772.

Vollmer, S.V. and S.R. Palumbi. 2002. Hybridization and the evolution of reef coral diversityScience 296(5575): 2023-2025.

Brooks, G. 2005. A marine pump-out station proposal: Making the Bahamian boating sector environmentally friendly. Masters thesis. University of Miami. 42 pp.

Clausing, R. 2006. Coral zonation in Pioneer Bay, Orpheus Island: Patterns and inferred processes. Undergraduate thesis. University of Miami. 45 pp.

Freitas, G. 2005. The impacts of economic activities on the marine environment of the Bahamas: Land- based vulnerability and waste loading analyses. Masters thesis. University of Miami. 39 pp.

Harborne, A.R. 2007. The ecology of Caribbean coral reef communities at seascape scales. Ph.D. dissertation. University of Exeter.

Hazell, J. 2004. Seafood consumption as a complementary method to determine harvest pressure on the marine environment.Masters thesis. University of Miami. 24 pp.

Hemond, E. A study of fish diversity in a coral reef community of Andros Island, The Bahamas. Undergraduate thesis. Columbia University. 36 pp.

Kappel, C.V. 2006. Threats to marine biodiversity and considerations for its conservation: from species to seascapes. Ph.D. dissertation. Stanford University. 183 pp.

Kost, L.E. 2007. Determining nursery habitat for the Nassau grouper, Epinephelus striatus, and the spiny lobster Panulirus argus, via Laurencia spp. distribution at Abaco and Andros Islands, Bahamas. Undergraduate thesis. Stanford University. 37 pp.

Moore, A. 2003. Community attitudes and knowledge regarding the local environment: A pilot assessment of Cherokee Sound, Abaco, Bahamas. Undergraduate thesis. Columbia University. 46 pp.

Mulholland-Olson, C. 2006. A predictive macroalgae habitat model, Great Exuma, the Bahamas. Undergraduate thesis. Columbia University.

Pertik, C. 2005. An age-structured model of lobster populations. Undergraduate thesis. University of Miami. 14 pp.

Wise, S.P. 2004. Assessing community support for a proposed marine protected area in the Biminis, Bahamas. Masters thesis. Bard Center for Environmental Policy. 106 pp.

Wood, W. 2003. SCUBA Divers in the Bahamas: Perceptions and potential role in marine protected area management.Masters thesis. University of Miami. 51 pp.

Other Articles Based on BBP Research
Baskett, M.L. 2006. Prey size refugia and trophic cascades in marine reserves. Marine Ecology Progress Series 328: 285–293.

Hoegh-Guldberg, O. 2006. Complexities of coral reef recovery. Science 311: 42-43.

Steneck, R.S. 2006. Staying connected in a turbulent world. Science 311: 480-481.

Related Articles by BBP Members
Baums I.B., C.B. Paris, and L.M. Cherubin. 2006. A bio-oceanographic filter to larval dispersal in a reef-building coral.Limnology and Oceanography 51 :1969–1981.

Botsford, L.W., F. Micheli, and A. Hastings. 2003. Principles for the design of marine reserves. Ecological Applications13(Supp.): 25-31.

Gerber, L.R., L.W. Botsford, A. Hastings, H.P. Possingham, S.D. Gaines, S.R. Palumbi, and S.J. Andelman. 2003. Population models for marine reserve design: A retrospective and prospective synthesis. Ecological Applications 13(Supp.): 47-64.

Hastings, A. and L.W. Botsford. 2003. Comparing designs of marine reserves for fisheries and for biodiversity. Ecological Applications 13(Supp.): 65-70.

Lubchenco, J., S.R. Palumbi, S.D. Gaines, S. Andelman. 2003. Plugging a hole in the ocean: The emerging science of marine reserves. Ecological Applications 13(Supp.): 3-7.

Micheli, F., and B.S. Halpern. 2005. Low functional redundancy in coastal marine assemblages. Ecology Letters 8(4): 391-400.

Mumby P.J., J.D. Hedley, K. Żychaluk, A.R. Harborne, and P.G. Blackwell. 2006. Revisiting the catastrophic die-off of the urchin Diadema antillarum on Caribbean coral reefs: Fresh insights on resilience from a simulation model. Ecological Modelling 196(1-2): 131-148.

Palumbi, S.R. 2004. Marine reserves and ocean neighborhoods: The spatial scale of marine populations and their management. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 29: 31-68.

Palumbi, S. R. 2003. Population genetics, demographic connectivity, and the design of marine reserves. Ecological Applications 13(Supp.): 146-158. [PDF]

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