Publications

*postdoctoral scholar, graduate student, undergraduate student

Manuscripts submitted

Halpern, B.S., C. Boettiger, [and 114 others including M.C.N. Castorani]. Priorities for synthesis in ecology and environmental science. In review.

Smith*, R.S., S.L. Cheng, and M.C.N. Castorani. Meta-analysis of ecosystem services associated with oyster restoration. In review.

Walter, J.A., M.C.N. Castorani, T.W. Bell, L.W. Sheppard, K.C. Cavanaugh, and D.C. Reuman. Tail-dependent spatial synchrony arises from nonlinear driver-response relationships. In review.

Lang, S.E., K.M.A. Luis, S.C. Doney, and M.C.N. Castorani. Modeling coastal water clarity using Landsat-8 and Sentinel-2. In review.

Smith*, R.S., B. Lusk, and M.C.N. Castorani. Restored oyster reefs match the function of natural reefs within a decade. In revision.

Cheng, S.L., M.R. Cornish, S. Hardison, R.S. Smith*, K.N. Tedford, and M.C.N. Castorani. Coastal vegetation and bathymetry influence blue crab abundance across spatial scales. In revision.

Hogan, S., E.A.K. Murphy, M.P. Volaric, M.C.N. Castorani, P. Berg, and M.A. Reidenbach. Quantifying the influence of oyster reefs on infauna and sediment distributions within intertidal mudflats. In revision.

In press

Smith*, R.S., S. Hogan, K.N. Tedford, B. Lusk, M.A. Reidenbach, and M.C.N. CastoraniIn press. Long-term data reveals greater intertidal oyster biomass in predicted suitable habitat. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Shoemaker, L.G., L.M. Hallett, L. Zhao, D.C. Reuman, S. Wang, K.L. Cottingham, R.J. Hobbs, M.C.N. Castorani, A.L. Downing, J.C. Dudney, S.B. Fey, L.A. Gherardi, N.K. Lany, C. Portales-Reyes, A.L. Rypel, L.W. Sheppard, J.A. Walter, and K.N. Suding. In press. The long and the short of it: mechanisms of synchronous and compensatory dynamics across temporal scales. Ecology.

2021

Lamy, T., N.I. Wisnoski, R. Andrade, M.C.N. Castorani, A. Compagnoni, N. Lany, L. Marazzi, S. Record, C.M. Swan, J.D. Tonkin, N.M. Voelker, S. Wang, P.L. Zarnetske, and E.R. Sokol. 2021. The dual nature of metacommunity variability. Oikos 130(12):2078–2092. [PDF]

    • Oikos Editor’s Choice

Walter, J.A., L.G. Shoemaker, N.K. Lany, M.C.N. Castorani, S.B. Fey, J.C. Dudney, L.A. Gherardi, C. Portales-Reyes, A.L. Rypel, K.L. Cottingham, K.N. Suding, D.C. Reuman, and L.M. Hallett. 2021. The spatial synchrony of species richness and its implications for ecosystem stability. Ecology 102(11):e03486. [PDF]

Luo, M., D.C. Reuman, L.M. Hallett, L.G. Shoemaker, L. Zhao, M.C.N. Castorani, J.C. Dudney, L.A. Gherardi, A.L. Rypel, L.W. Sheppard, J.A. Walter, and S. Wang. 2021. The effects of dispersal on spatial synchrony in metapopulations differ by timescale. Oikos 130(10):1762–1772. [PDF]

Castorani, M.C.N., S.L. Harrer, R.J. Miller, and D.C. Reed. 2021. Disturbance structures canopy and understory productivity along an environmental gradient. Ecology Letters 24(10):2192–2206. [PDF]

O’Brien, M., C.A. Smith, E.R. Sokol, C. Gries, N. Lany, S. Record, and M.C.N. Castorani. 2021. ecocomDP: A flexible data design pattern for ecological community survey data. Ecological Informatics 64:101374. [PDF]

Iwaniec, D.M., M. Gooseff, K.N. Suding, D.S. Johnson, D.C. Reed, D.P.C. Peters, B. Adams, J.E. Barrett, B.T. Bestelmeyer, M.C.N. Castorani, E.M. Cook, M.J. Davidson, P.M. Groffman, N.P. Hanan, L.F. Huenneke, P.T.J. Johnson, D.M. McKnight, R.J. Miller, G.S. Okin, D.L. Preston, A. Rassweiler, C. Ray, O.E. Sala, R.L. Schooley, T. Seastedt, M.J. Spasojevic, and E.R. Vivoni. 2021. Connectivity: insights from the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network. Ecosphere 12(5):e03432. [PDF]

Record, S., N.M. Voelker, P.L. Zarnetske, N.I. Wisnoski, J.D. Tonkin, C. Swan, L. Marazzi, N. Lany, T. Lamy, A. Compagnoni, M.C.N. Castorani, R. Andrade, and E.R. Sokol. 2021. Novel insights to be gained from applying metacommunity theory to long-term, spatially replicated biodiversity data. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 8:612794. [PDF]

2020

Zhao, L., S. Wang, L.M. Hallett, A.L. Rypel, L.W. Sheppard, M.C.N. Castorani, L.G. Shoemaker, K.L. Cottingham, K. Suding, and D.C. Reuman. 2020. A new variance ratio metric to detect the timescale of compensatory dynamics. Ecosphere 11(5):e03114. [PDF]

Gaiser, E.E., D.M. Bell, M.C.N. Castorani, D.L. Childers, P.M. Groffman, C.R. Jackson, J.S. Kominoski, D.P.C. Peters, S.T.A. Pickett, J. Ripplinger, and J.C. Zinnert. 2020. Long term ecological research and evolving frameworks of disturbance ecology. BioScience 70(2):141–156. [PDF]

Castorani, M.C.N. and M.L. Baskett. 2020. Disturbance size and frequency mediate the coexistence of benthic spatial competitors. Ecology 101(1):e02904[PDF]

2019

Cavanaugh, K.C., D.C. Reed, T.W. Bell, M.C.N. Castorani, and R. Beas-Luna. 2019. Spatial variability in the resistance and resilience of giant kelp in southern and Baja California to a multiyear heatwave. Frontiers in Marine Science 6:413. [PDF]

2018

Castorani, M.C.N., D.C. Reed, and R.J. Miller. 2018. Loss of foundation species: disturbance frequency outweighs severity in structuring kelp forest communities. Ecology 99(11):2442–2454. [PDF]

Aburto-Oropeza, O., A.F. Johnson, [and 91 others including M.C.N. Castorani]. 2018. Harnessing cross-border resources to confront climate change. Environmental Science and Policy 87:128–132. [PDF]

2017

Castorani, M.C.N., D.C. Reed, P.T. Raimondi, F. Alberto, T.W. Bell, K.C. Cavanaugh, D.A. Siegel, and R.D. Simons. 2017. Fluctuations in population fecundity drive variation in demographic connectivity and metapopulation dynamics. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 284(1847):20162086. [PDF]

Ramírez-Valdez, A., O. Aburto-Oropeza, N. Arafeh Dalmau, R. Beas-Luna, J.E. Casselle, M.C.N. Castorani, K. Cavanaugh, M. Edwards, G. Hernández-Carmona, A.F. Johnson, H.M. Leslie, G. Montaño-Moctezuma, F. Micheli, J. Palleiro-Nayar, P.E. Parnell, D.C. Reed, O. Sosa-Nishizaki, J. Torre, G. Torres Moye, J.A. Zertuche-González, and P. Raimondi. 2017. Mexico-California bi-national initiative of kelp forest ecosystems and fisheries. UC Office of the President: UC-Mexico Initiative. [PDF]

2016

Hasler-Sheetal, H., M.C.N. Castorani, R.N. Glud, D.E. Canfield, and M. Holmer. 2016. Metabolomics reveals cryptic interactive effects of species interactions and environmental stress on nitrogen and sulfur metabolism in seagrass. Environmental Science & Technology 50(21):11602–11609. [PDF]

Castorani, M.C.N., and K.A. Hovel. 2016. Native predator chemical cues induce anti-predation behaviors in an invasive marine bivalve. Biological Invasions 18(1):169–181. [PDF]

2015

Castorani, M.C.N., D.C. Reed, F. Alberto, T.W. Bell, R.D. Simons, K.C. Cavanaugh, D.A. Siegel, and P.T. Raimondi. 2015. Connectivity structures local populations dynamics: a long-term empirical test in a large metapopulation system. Ecology 96(12):3141–3152. [PDF]

Castorani, M.C.N., R.N. Glud, H. Hasler-Sheetal, and M. Holmer. 2015. Light indirectly mediates bivalve habitat modification and impacts on seagrass. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 472:41–53. [PDF]

Castorani, M.C.N., and K.A. Hovel. 2015. Invasive prey indirectly increase predation on their native competitors. Ecology 96(7):1911–1922. [PDF]

2014

Castorani, M.C.N., K.A. Hovel, S.L. Williams, and M.L. Baskett. 2014. Disturbance facilitates the coexistence of antagonistic ecosystem engineers in California estuariesEcology 95(8):2277–2288. [PDF]

2008

Rodríguez, E., C.N. Castorani, and M. Daly. 2008. Morphological phylogeny of the family Actinostolidae (Anthozoa: Actiniaria) with a description of a new genus and species of hydrothermal vent sea anemone redefining the family ActinoscyphiidaeInvertebrate Systematics 22(4):439–452.

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