64. J.E. Duffy, J.J. Stachowicz, P.L. Reynolds, …, J.S. Lefcheck, …, J.L. Olsen (and 36 others). A Pleistocene legacy structures variation in modern eelgrass ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In press.

63. J.P. Quimbayo, F.C. Silva, C.R. Barreto, C.B. Pavone, J.S. Lefcheck, K. Leite, A.C. Figueiroa, E.C. Correia, A.A.V. Flores. The COVID-19 pandemic alters illegal fishing activities inside and outside a marine protected area. Current Biology. In press.

62. A.P. Ramus, J.S. Lefcheck, Z.T. Long. Foundational biodiversity effects propagate through coastal food webs via multiple pathways. Ecology. In press. PDF

61. R.S.C. Cooke, W. Gearty, A.S.A. Chapman, J. Dunic, G.J. Edgar, J.S. Lefcheck, G. Rilov, C.R. McClain, R.D. Stuart-Smith, S.K. Lyons, A.E. Bates. (2022) Humans are disrupting a longstanding trophic-size structure in vertebrates. Nature Ecology and Evolution 6: 684-692. PDF

60. K.J. Haynes, A.M. Liebhold, J.S. Lefcheck, R.S. Morin, G. Wang. (2022) Climate affects the outbreaks of a forest defoliator indirectly through its tree hosts. Oecologia 198: 407-418. PDF

59. C.P. Gross, J.E. Duffy, K.A. Hovel, …, J.S. Lefcheck, …, J.J. Stachowicz (and 35 others). (2022) The biogeography of community assembly: latitude and predation drive variation in community trait distribution in a guild of epifaunal crustaceans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 289: 20211762. PDF

58. J. Grinstead, P. Ortiz-Ramírez, X. Carreto-Guadarrama, A. Arrieta-Zamudi, A. Pratt, M. Cantú-Sánchez, J. Lefcheck, D. Melamed (2022). Piecewise Structural Equation Modeling of the Quantity Implicature in Child Language. Language and Speech 00238309211066086. PDF

57. Y.S. Esmaeili, G.N. Corte, H.H. Checon, C.G. Bilatto, J.S. Lefcheck, A.C.Z. Amaral, A. Turra. (2022) Revealing the drivers of taxonomic and functional diversity of nearshore fish assemblages: implications for conservation priorities. Diversity and Distributions. PDF


56. J.S. Lefcheck, G.J. Edgar, R.D. Stuart-Smith, A.E. Bates, C. Waldock, S.J. Brandl, S. Kinonmonth, S.D. Ling, J.E. Duffy, D.B. Rasher, A.A. Agrawal. (2021) Species richness and identity are key determinants of the biomass of global reef fish communities. Nature Communications 12: 6875. PDF

55. E. Montes, J.S. Lefcheck, E.G. Castro, E. Klein, A.C. Mazzuco, G. Bigatti, C. Cordeiro, N. Simoes, E. Macaya, N. Moity, E. Londoño-Cruz, B. Helmuth, E. Soto, B.D. Best, P. Miloslavich, F.E. Muller-Karger. (2021) Optimizing large-scale biodiversity sampling effort: towards an unbalanced survey design. Oceanography 34(2). PDF

54. C.J. Ritter, L.M. Harper, J.S. Lefcheck, V.J. Paul, R. Whippo, S. Jones, M.B. Ogburn, J.E. Duffy. (2021) Patterns of consumption across a Caribbean seascape: Roles of habitat and consumer species composition through time. Frontiers in Marine Science 8: 742907. PDF

53. L. de Pablo, J.S. Lefcheck, L. Harper, V. Paul, S. Jones, R. Whippo, J. Seeman, D. Kline, J.E. Duffy. (2021) A doubling of coral cover on Carrie Bow Cay, Belize from 2014-2019. Scientific Reports 11: 19185. PDF

52. Y..S. Esmaeili, G.N. Corte, H.H. Checon, T.R.C. Gomes, J.S. Lefcheck, A. Turra, A.C.Z. Amaral. (2021) Comprehensive estimation of surf zone fish biodiversity requires traditional and newly-developed sampling methods. Marine Ecology Progress Series 667: 131-144. PDF

51. G.N. Corte, H.H. Checon, Y.S. Esmaeili, J.S. Lefcheck, A.C.Z. Amaral. Mangrove fragments as key coastal reservoirs of taxonomic and functional biodiversity. Biodiversity and Conservation 30: 1573-1593. PDF

50. I. Cano, R.I. Sellares, J.S. Lefcheck, M. Villalpando, A. Croquer. (2021) Effects of herbivory by the urchin Diadema antillarum on the early restoration success of the coral Acropora cervicornis in the central Caribbean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 539: 151541. PDF

49. J.G Monteiro, J.L. Jiménez, F. Gizzi, P. Přikryl, J.S. Lefcheck, R.S. Santos, J. Canning-Clode. (2021) Novel approach to enhance coastal habitat and biotope mapping with drone aerial imagery analysis. Scientific Reports 11: 574. PDF

48. C.E. Murphy, R.J. Orth, J.S. Lefcheck. (2021) Habitat and distance structure seagrass epifaunal communities: A regional scale assessment in Chesapeake Bay. Estuaries and Coasts 44(2): 442–452. PDF

47. J.S. Lefcheck, B.W. Pfirmann, F.J. Fodrie, J.H. Grabowski, A.R. Hughes, A.R. Smyth. (2021) Consumption rates vary based on the presence and type of oyster structure: a seasonal and latitudinal comparison. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 536: 151501. PDF

46. A.J. Pinsonneault, P.J. Neale, M. Tzortziou, E.A. Canuel, C.R. Pondell, H. Morrissette, J.S. Lefcheck, J.P. Megonigal. (2021) Dissolved organic carbon sorption dynamics in tidal marsh soils. Limnology and Oceanography 66(1): 214-225. PDF


45. K.M. Fraser, J.S. Lefcheck, S.D. Ling, C. Mellin, R.D. Stuart-Smith, G.J. Edgar. (2020) Production of mobile invertebrate communities on shallow reefs from temperate to tropical seas. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20201798. PDF

44. G.J. Edgar, A. Cooper, S.C. Baker, …, J.S. Lefcheck, …R.D. Stuart-Smith (and 35 others). (2020) Reef Life Survey: Establishing the ecological basis for conservation of shallow marine life. Biological Conservation 252: 108855. PDF

43. M.A. Whalen, R. Whippo, J.J. Stachowicz, …, J.S. Lefcheck, …J.E. Duffy (and 61 others). (2020).    Climate drives the geography of marine consumption by changing predator communities. PNAS 117 (45): 28160-28166. PDF

42. Y. Hautier, P. Zhang, M. Loreau, … J.S. Lefcheck, … S. Wang (and 44 others). (2020) General destabilizing effects of eutrophication on grassland productivity at multiple spatial scales. Nature Communications 11: 5375. PDF

41. R.J. Orth, J.S. Lefcheck, K.S. McGlathery, L. Aoki, M.L. Luckenbach, K.A. Moore, M.P.J. Oreska, R. Snyder, D.J. Wilcox, B. Lusk. (2020) Restoration of seagrass habitat leads to rapid recovery of coastal ecosystem services. Science Advances 6(41): eabc6434. PDF

40. D.B. Rasher, R.S. Steneck, J. Halfar, K.J. Kroeker, J.B. Ries, M.T. Tinker, P.T.W. Chan, J. Fietzke, N.A. Kamenos, B.H. Konar, J.S. Lefcheck, C.J.D. Norley, B.P. Weitzman, I.T. Westfield, J.A. Estes. (2020) Keystone predators govern the pathway and pace of climate impacts in a subarctic marine ecosystem. Science 369(6509): 1351-1354. PDF

39. C. Pimiento, F. Leprieur, D. Silvestro, J.S. Lefcheck, C. Albuoy, D.B. Rasher, M. Davis, J.-C. Svenning, J.N. Griffin. (2020) Functional diversity and the fate of marine megafauna in the Anthropocene. Science Advances 6(16): eaay7650. PDF

38. N.M. McLean, H.P. van der Jeugd, C.A.M. Van Turnhout, J.S. Lefcheck, M. van de Pol. (2020) Reduced avian body condition due to global warming has little reproductive or population consequences. Oikos 129(5): 714-730. PDF


37. R.J. Orth, W.C. Dennison, C. Gurbisz, M. Hannam, J. Keisman, J.B. Landry, J.S. Lefcheck, K. Moore, R.R. Murphy, C.J. Patrick, J. Testa, D. Weller, D. Wilcox, R. Batiuk. (2019) Long-term annual aerial surveys of submersed aquatic vegetation (SAV) support science, management, and restoration. Estuaries & Coasts. In press. PDF

36. A.E. Bates, R.S.C. Cooke, M.I. Duncan, G.J. Edgar, J. Bruno, L. Benedetti-Cecchi, I.M. Côté, J.S. Lefcheck, M.J. Costello, N. Barrett, T.J. Bird, P.B. Fenberg, R.D. Stuart-Smith. (2019) Climate resilience in marine protected areas and the ‘Protection Paradox.’ Biological Conservation 236: 305-314. PDF

35. S.J Brandl, D.B. Rasher, I. Côté, J. Casey, E. Darling, J.S. Lefcheck, J.E. Duffy. (2019) Functioning coral reefs for the future: eight core processes and the influence of biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17(80): 445-454. PDF

34. J.S. Lefcheck, B.B. Hughes, A.J. Johnson, B. Pfirrmann, D.B. Rasher, A.R. Smyth, B.L. Williams, M.W. Beck, R.J. Orth. (2019) Are coastal habitats important nurseries? A meta-analysis. Conservation Letters 12(4): e12645. PDF | Press release

33. J.S. Lefcheck, A.A. Innes-Gold, S.J. Brandl, R.S. Steneck, R. Torres, D.B. Rasher. (2019) Tropical fish diversity enhances coral reef functioning across multiple scales. Science Advances 5(3): eaav6420. PDF

32. B. Gauzens, A. Barnes, D. Giling, J. Hines, M. Jochum, J.S. Lefcheck, B. Rosenbaum, S. Wang, U. Brose. (2019) fluxweb: A R package to easily estimate energy fluxes in foodwebs. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10(2): 270-279. PDF


31. J.P. Richardson, J.S. Lefcheck, R.J Orth. (2018) Warming temperatures alter the relative abundance and distribution of two co-occurring foundational seagrasses in Chesapeake Bay, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 599: 65-74. PDF

30. J.B. Grace, D.J. Johnson, J.S. Lefcheck, J.E. Byrnes. (2018) Standardized effects in ecological models containing binary outcomes. Ecosphere 9(6): e02283. PDF

29. S. Bornbusch, J.S. Lefcheck, J.E. Duffy. (2018) Reproduction and defense in eusocial colonies: Trade-offs in a complex social system of sponge-dwelling shrimp. PLoS ONE 13(3): e0193305. PDF | National Geographic

28. M. Dornelas, L.H. Antão, F. Moyes, …, J.S. Lefcheck, …, K. Zawada (and 248 more). (2017) BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography 27:760-786. PDF

27. J.S. Lefcheck, R.J. Orth, W.C. Dennison, D.J. Wilcox, R.R. Murphy, J. Keisman, C. Gurbisz, M. Hannam, J.B. Landry, K. A. Moore, C.J. Patrick, J. Testa, D.E. Weller, R.A. Batuik. (2018) Long-term nutrient reductions lead to the unprecedented recovery of a temperate coastal region. PNAS (115)14: 3658-3662. PDF | Washington Post 1, 2 | NPR | PNAS Commentary

26. A.D. Barnes, M. Jochum, J.S. Lefcheck, N. Eisenhauer, C. Scherber, M.I. O’Connor, P. de Ruiter, U. Brose. (2018) Energy flux: the link between multitrophic biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 33(3): 186-197 PDF


25. G.J. Edgar, T.J. Alexander, J.S. Lefcheck, A.E. Bates, S.J. Kininmonth, R.J. Thomson, J.E. Duffy, M.J. Costello, R.D. Stuart-Smith. (2017) Abundance and local-scale processes contribute to multi-phyla global marine diversity gradients. Science Advances 3(10): e1700419. PDF | Press release

24. R.J. Orth, W.C. Dennison, J.S. Lefcheck, C. Gurbisz, M. Hannam, J. Keisman, J.B. Landry, K.A. Moore, R.R. Murphy, C.J. Patrick, J. Testa, D.E. Weller, D.J. Wilcox. (2017) Submersed aquatic vegetation in Chesapeake Bay: sentinel species in a changing world. BioScience 67(8): 698-712. PDF

23. R.J. Orth, J.S. Lefcheck, D.J. Wilcox. (2017) Boat propeller scarring of seagrass beds in lower Chesapeake Bay, USA: Patterns, causes, recovery, and management. Estuaries & Coasts. In press. PDF | AFS Research Brief | CESN Newsletter

22. J.S. Lefcheck, D.J. Wilcox, R.M. Murphy, S.R. Marion, R.J. Orth. (2017) Multiple stressors threaten a critical foundational habitat, Zostera marina, in Chesapeake Bay, USA. Global Change Biology 23(9): 3474-3483. PDF | Press release | New York Times | Chesapeake Bay Journal

21. R.D. Stuart-Smith, G.J. Edgar, N.S. Barrett, A.E. Bates, S.C. Baker, N.J. Bax, M.A. Becerro, J.L. Blanchard, D.J. Brock, G.F. Clark, T.R. Davis, P.B. Day, J.E. Duffy, T.H. Holmes, A. Jordan, S. Kininmonth, N.A. Knott, J.S. Lefcheck, S.D. Ling, A. Parr, E. Strain, H. Sweatman, R. Thomson. (2017) Continental-scale assessment of biodiversity trends on Australia’s rocky and coral reefs. BioScience 67(2): 134-146. *Editor’s Choice. PDF

J.S. Lefcheck, S.R. Marion, R.J. Orth. (2017) Restored eelgrass (Zostera marina L.) as a refuge for epifaunal biodiversity in mid-Western Atlantic coastal bays. Estuaries & Coasts 40(1): 200. PDF | CESN Newsletter


19. J.S. Lefcheck, S.R. Marion, A.V. Lombana, R.J. Orth. (2016) Faunal communities are invariant to fragmentation in experimental seagrass landscapes. PLoS ONE. 11(5): e0156550. PDF

18. J.E. Duffy, J.S. Lefcheck, R.D. Stuart-Smith, S.A. Navarette, G.J. Edgar. (2016) Biodiversity
enhances reef fish biomass and resistance to climate change. PNAS. 113(22): 6230–6235. PDF

17. Schmitt, M.W. Luckenbach, J.S. Lefcheck, R.J. Orth. (2016) Predator-prey interactions in a
restored eelgrass ecosystem: Strategies for maximizing success of a reintroduced species,
Argopecten irradians. Restoration Ecology 24(4): 558-565. PDF

16.  J.S. Lefcheck, S.J. Brandl, P.L. Reynolds, A.R. Smyth, S.T. Meyer. (2016) Extending rapid
ecosystem function assessments to marine systems. TRENDS in Ecology and Evolution 31(4):
251-253. PDF

15. J.S. Lefcheck. (2016) piecewiseSEM: Piecewise structural equation modeling in R for
ecology, evolution, and systematics. Methods in Ecology & Evolution. 7(5): 573-579. PDF


14.J.E. Duffy, S.L. Ziegler, J.E. Campbell, P. Bippus, J.S. Lefcheck. (2015) Squidpops: A simple tool to crowdsource a global map of marine predation intensity. PLoS ONE 10(11): e0142994. PDF

13. J.S. Lefcheck, J.E. Duffy. (2015) Multitrophic functional diversity predicts ecosystem
functioning in experimental assemblages of estuarine consumers. Ecology 96(11): 2973-2983. PDF

12. J.E. Duffy, P.L. Reynolds, C. Boström, J.A. Coyer, M. Cusson, S. Donadi, J.G. Douglass, J. Eklöf, A. Engelen, B.K. Eriksson, S. Fredriksen, L. Gamfeldt, C. Gustafsson, G. Hoarau, M. Hori, K. Hovel, K. Iken, J.S. Lefcheck, P. Moksnes, M. Nakaoka, M.I. O’Connor, J.L. Olsen, J.P. Richardson, J.L.
Ruesink, E.E. Sotka, J. Thormar, M.A. Whalen, J.J. Stachowicz. (2015) Biodiversity mediates top-
down control in eelgrass ecosystems: A global comparative experiment. Ecology Letters 18(7):
696-705. PDF

11. J.S. Lefcheck, J.E.K. Byrnes, F. Isbell, L. Gamfeldt, J.H. Griffin, N. Eisenhauer, M.J.H. Hensel, A. Hector, B.J. Cardinale, J.E. Duffy. (2015) Biodiversity enhances ecosystem multifunctionality across trophic levels and habitats. Nature Communications 6: 6936. PDF

10. L. Gamfeldt, J.S. Lefcheck, J.E.K. Byrnes, J.E. Duffy, B.J. Cardinale, J.N. Griffin. (2015) Marine
biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: what’s known and what’s next. Oikos 124(3): 252-265. PDF (open-access)

9. R. Stuart-Smith, A.E. Bates, J.S. Lefcheck, J.E. Duffy, S.C. Baker, R.J. Thomson, J.F. Stuart-Smith, N.A. Hill, S.J. Kininmonth, L. Airoldi, M.A. Becerro, S.J. Campbell, T.P. Dawson, S.A. Navarette, G.A. Soler, E.M.A. Strain, T.J. Willis, G.J. Edgar. (2015) The importance of trait-based approaches to contribute to marine conservation. Marine Policy 51: 148-150. PDF

8. J.S. Lefcheck, V.A.G. Bastazini, J.N. Griffin. (2015) Choosing and using traits in functional
diversity research. Environmental Conservation 42(2): 104-107. PDF


7. J.E.K. Byrnes, J.S. Lefcheck, L. Gamfeldt, J.N. Griffin, F.I. Isbell., A. Hector. (2014)
Multifunctionality does not imply that all functions are positively correlated: Reply to Bradford
et al. PNAS. 111(51): E5490. PDF

6. T.J. Bird, A.E. Bates, J.S. Lefcheck, N.A. Hill, S. Wotherspoon, M. Krkosek, R. Stuart-Smith, J.
Stuart-Smith, G. Pecl, G.J. Edgar, R.J. Thomson, N. Barrett, S. Frusher. (2014) Statistical solutions
for error and bias in global citizen science datasets. Biological Conservation 173: 144-154. PDF

5. J.S. Lefcheck, J. van Montfrans, R.J. Orth, E.L. Schmitt, J.E. Duffy, M. Luckenbach. (2014)
Epifaunal invertebrates as predators of juvenile bay scallops (Argopectin irradians). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 454: 18-25. PDF

4. J.E.K. Byrnes, L. Gamfeldt, F. Isbell, J.E. Duffy, J.S. Lefcheck, J.N. Griffin, A. Hector, B.J. Cardinale, D.U. Hooper, L.E. Dee. (2014) Investigating the relationship between biodiversity and
ecosystem multifunctionality: Challenges and solutions. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 5(2):
111-124. PDF

3. J.S. Lefcheck, A. Buchheister, K.M. Laumann, M. Stratton, K. Sobocinski, S. Chak, T.R. Clardy, P.L. Reynolds, R.J. Latour, J.E. Duffy. (2014) Dimensions of biodiversity in Chesapeake Bay demersal fishes: Patterns and drivers through space and time. Ecosphere 5(2): art14. PDF


2. R. Stuart-Smith, A.E. Bates, J.S. Lefcheck, J.E. Duffy, S.C. Baker, R.J. Thomson, J.F. Stuart-Smith, N.A. Hill, S.J. Kininmonth, L. Airoldi, M.A. Becerro, S.J. Campbell, T.P. Dawson, S.A. Navarette, G.A. Soler, E.M.A. Strain, T.J. Willis, G.J. Edgar. (2013) Integrating abundance and functional traits reveals new global hotspots of fish diversity. Nature 501(7468): 539-542.. PDF

1. J.S. Lefcheck, M.A. Whalen, T.M. Davenport, J.P. Stone, J.E. Duffy. (2013) Physiological effects of dietary mixing on consumer fitness: A meta-analysis. Ecology 94(3): 565-527. PDF

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