Publications


Behrens, M.D. & K.D. Lafferty (2012) Temperature and food availability associations with geographic variation in the diet of opaleye (Girella nigricans). PLOS One. pdf

Becker, B., M. Behrens, B. Lemay, Y. Shevalier, C. Henzler, E. Hoaglund, S. Staggers, J. Brokenshire. (2012). Novel tracking technique indicates importance of rare events driving larval connectivity of geoduck clams in Puget Sound, WA. Journal of Shellfish Research. 31(3):1-13. pdf

Smith, K.F., Yabsley, M.J., Sanchez, S., Casey, C.L., Behrens, M.D., Daszak, P., Hernandez, S.M. and Foulsham, P. (2012) Salmonella isolates from wild caught Tokay Geckos (Gekko gecko) imported to the U.S. from Indonesia. Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases 12(7):575-581. pdf

Smith, K.F., M.D. Behrens & D.F. Sax (2010) Local scale effects of disease on biodiversity. EcoHealth 6:287-295. pdf

Smith, K.F., M.D. Behrens, L. Schloegel, N. Marano, S. Burgiel & P. Daszak (2009) Reducing the risks of the wildlife trade. Science 324:594-595. pdf

Smith, K.F., M.D. Behrens & L. Max. (2008) U.S. drowning in unidentified fishes: scope, implications and regulation of live fish imports. Conservation Letters 1(2):103-109.  pdf

Behrens, M.D. & K.D. Lafferty (2007) Temperature and diet effects on omnivorous fish performance: implications for the latitudinal diversity gradient in herbivorous fishes. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64:867-873. pdf

Lester, S.L., E.D. Tobin & M.D. Behrens (2007) Disease dynamics in the sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64:314-323. pdf

Behrens, M.D. (2005) Evidence for physiological drivers of herbivorous fish diversity, PhD dissertation, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA.

Floeter, S.R., M.D. Behrens, C.E.L. Ferreira, M.J. Paddack, & M.H. Horn (2005) Geographical gradients of marine herbivorous fishes: patterns and processes. Marine Biology 147:1435-1447. pdf

Behrens, M.D. & K.D. Lafferty (2005) Size frequency measures of white abalone, implication for conservation. In: Garcelon DK, Schwemm CA (eds) Sixth California Islands Symposium. Institute for Wildlife Studies, Ventura, CA, p 427-432. pdf

Lafferty, K. D. & M. D. Behrens (2005). Temporal variation in the state of rocky reefs: does fishing increase the vulnerability of kelp forests to disturbance? In: Garcelon DK, Schwemm CA  (eds) Sixth California Islands Symposium. Institute for Wildlife Studies, Ventura, CA, p 511-520. pdf

Behrens, M.D. & K.D. Lafferty (2004) Effects of marine reserves and urchin disease on southern California rocky reef communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 279:129-139. pdf erratum

Lafferty K.D., M.D. Behrens, G.E. Davis, P.L. Haaker, D. Kushner, D.V. Richards, I.K. Taniguchi & M.J. Tegner (2004). Habitat of endangered white abalone, Haliotis sorenseni. Biological Conservation 116:191-194.pdf

Wicksten, M.K. & M.D. Behrens (2000). New Record of the Pelagic Crab Planes cyaneus in California (Brachyura: Grapsidae). SCAMIT newsletter 19(5): 7. pdf