Publications

2018

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

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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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