Publications

2015

Scheuerell, M. D., Buhle, E. R., Semmens, B. X., Ford, M. J., Cooney, T. and Carmichael, R. W. Analyzing large-scale conservation interventions with Bayesian hierarchical models: a case study of supplementing threatened Pacific salmon. Ecol Evol. doi:10.1002/ece3.1509

2014

Best practices for use of stable isotope mixing models in food-web studies. DL PHILLIPS, R INGER, S BEARHOP, AL JACKSON, JW MOORE, AC PARNELL, BX SEMMENS, EJ WARD. Canadian Journal of Zoology 92 (10), 823-835

Demographic modeling of citizen science data informs habitat preferences and population dynamics of recovering fishes. JT THORSON, MD SCHEUERELL, BX SEMMENS, C PATTENGILL-SEMMENS. Ecology

Hot moments in spawning aggregations: Implications for ecosystem-scale nutrient cycling. SK ARCHER, JE ALLGEIER, BX SEMMENS, SA HEPPELL, CV PATTENGILL-SEMMENS, AD ROSEMOND, PG BUSH, CM MCCOY, BC JOHNSON, CA LAYMAN. Coral Reefs, 1-5

Conservation and fisheries effects of spawning aggregation marine protected areas: What we know, where we should go, and what we need to get there. A GRÜSS, J ROBINSON, SS HEPPELL, SA HEPPELL, BX SEMMENS. ICES Journal of Marine Science doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsu038

Phenotypic variation and selective mortality as major drivers of recruitment variability in fishes. DW JOHNSON, K GRORUD-COLVERT, S SPONAUGLE, BX SEMMENS. Ecology Letters doi: 10.1111/ele.12273

A mixing model to incorporate uncertainty in sediment fingerprinting. K NOSRATI, G GOVERS, BX SEMMENS, EJ WARD. Geoderma 217-218: 173-180

Using areas-as-fleets selectivity to model spatial fishing: Asymptotic curves are unlikely under equilibrium conditions. L WATERHOUSE, DB SAMPSON, M MAUNDER, BX SEMMENS. Fisheries Research doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2014.01.009

2013

National valuation of monarch butterflies indicates an untapped potential for incentive‐based conservation. JE DIFFENDORFER, JB LOOMIS, L RILES, K OBERHAUSER, L LOPEZ‐HOFFMAN, DJ SEMMENS, BX SEMMENS, and others. Conservation Letters doi: 10.1111/conl.12065

Salmon consumption by Kodiak brown bears (Ursus arctos middendorffi) with ecosystem management implications. MB VAN DAELE, CT ROBBINS, BX SEMMENS, EJ WARD, LJ VAN DAELE, WB LEACOCK. Canadian Journal of Zoology 91(3): 164-174

Statistical basis and outputs of stable isotope mixing models: Comment on Fry. BX SEMMENS, EJ WARD, AC PARNELL, DL PHILLIPS and others. Marine Ecology Progress Series 490: 285-289

2012

Documenting recovery of a spawning aggregation through size frequency analysis from underwater laser calipers measurements. SA HEPPELL, BX SEMMENS, SK ARCHER, CV PATTENGILL-SEMMENS, PG BUSH, CM MCCOY. Biological Conservation 155, 119-127

Assessing the effects of large mobile predators on ecosystem connectivity. DJ MCCAULEY, HS YOUNG, RB DUNBAR, JA ESTES, BX SEMMENS, F MICHELI.  Ecological Applications 22 (6), 1711-1717

Characterization and cross-species amplification of microsatellite markers in Nassau grouper (Epinephelus striatus). JACKSON, AM, BX SEMMENS, G BERNARDI. Molecular Ecology Resources. 12(5): 972- 974

Using Stable Isotope Analysis to Understand the Migration and Trophic Ecology of Northeastern Pacific White Sharks (Carcharodon carcharias). AB CARLISLE, SL KIM, BX SEMMENS, DJ MADIGAN, SJ JORGENSEN, CR PERLE, SD ANDERSON, TK CHAPPLE, PE KANIVE, BA BLOCK. PLoS ONE 7(2), e30492

Climate change, heightened hurricane activity, and extinction risk for an endangered tropical seabird, the black-capped petrel Pterodroma hasitata. T HASS, J HYMAN, BX SEMMENS. Marine Ecology Progress Series 454, 251

Patterns of color phase indicate spawn timing at a Nassau grouper Epinephelus striatus spawning aggregation.SK ARCHER, SA HEPPELL, BX SEMMENS, CV PATTENGILL-SEMMENS, PG BUSH, CM MCCOY, BC JOHNSON. Current Zoology 58

 2011

Merging Resource Availability with Isotope Mixing Models: The Role of Neutral Interaction Assumptions. JD YEAKEL, M NOVAK, PR GUIMARÃES, NJ DOMINY, PL KOCH, EJ WARD, JW MOORE, BX SEMMENS. PloS ONE 6 (7), e22015

Effects of Multiple Levels of Social Organization on Survival and Abundance. EJ WARD, BX SEMMENS, EE HOLMES, KENC BALCOMB III. Conservation Biology Apr 25(2): 350-355

 Habitat structure determines resource use by zooplankton in temperate lakes. TB FRANCIS, DE SCHINDLER, GW HOLTGRIEVE, ER LARSON, MD SCHEUERELL, BX SEMMENS, EJ WARD. Ecology Letters Apr 14(4): 364-372

 A quantitative approach to combine sources in stable isotope mixing models. EJ WARD, BX SEMMENS, DL PHILLIPS, JW MOORE, N BOUWES. Ecosphere 2 (2)

 2004 – 2010

Including source uncertainty and prior information in the analysis of stable isotope mixing models. EJ WARD, BX SEMMENS, DE SCHINDLER. 2010. Environmental Science & Technology 44 (12), 4645-4650

Using ecological null models to assess the potential for marine protected area networks to protect biodiversity. BX SEMMENS, PJ AUSTER, MJ PADDACK. 2010. PloS ONE 5 (1), e8895

Quantifying inter-and intra-population niche variability using hierarchical Bayesian stable isotope mixing models. BX SEMMENS, EJ WARD, JW MOORE, CT DARIMONT. 2009. PLoS ONE 4 (7), e6187

Improving Bayesian isotope mixing models: a response to Jackson et al. BX SEMMENS, JW MOORE, EJ WARD. 2009. Ecology Letters 12 (3), E6-E8

 Acoustically derived fine-scale behaviors of juvenile Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) associated with intertidal benthic habitats in an estuary. BX SEMMENS. 2008. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 65 (9), 2053-2062

Incorporating uncertainty and prior information into stable isotope mixing models. JW MOORE, BX SEMMENS. 2008. Ecology Letters 11 (5), 470-480

Isopod infestation of postspawning Nassau grouper around Little Cayman Island. BX SEMMENS,KE LUKE, PG BUSH, CMR MCCOY, BC JOHNSON. 2006. Journal of Fish Biology 69 (3), 933-937

Pattern in the co-occurrence of fishes inhabiting the coral reefs of Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles. PJ AUSTER, BX SEMMENS, K BARBER. 2005. Environmental Biology of Fishes 74 (2), 187-4

Interpreting space use and behavior of blue tang, Acanthurus coeruleus, in the context of habitat, density, and intra-specific interactions. BX SEMMENS, DR BRUMBAUGH, JA DREW. 2005. Environmental Biology of Fishes 74 (1), 99-107

Observations of a Nassau grouper, Epinephelus striatus, spawning aggregation site in Little Cayman, Cayman Islands, including multi-species spawning information. L WHAYLEN, CV PATTENGILL-SEMMENS, BX SEMMENS, PG BUSH, MR BOARDMAN. 2004. Environmental Biology of Fishes 70 (3), 305-313

 The effect of Zostera marina and Crassostrea gigas culture on intertidal communities in a Northeast Pacific estuary. G HOSACK, D ARMSTRONG, B DUMBAULD, J RUESINK, B SEMMENS, I FLEMING. 2004. Journal of Shellfish Research 23 (2), 655

Viability analysis for endangered metapopulations: a diffusion approximation approach. EE HOLMES, B SEMMENS. 2004. Ecology, Genetics, and Evolution of Metapopulations, 565-598.

A hotspot of non-native marine fishes: evidence for the aquarium trade as an invasion pathway. BX SEMMENS, ER BUHLE, AK SALOMON, CV PATTENGILL-SEMMENS. 2004. Marine Ecology Progress Series 266 (1), 239-244