Manuscripts submitted

O’Brien, M., C. Smith, E.R. Sokol, C. Gries, N. Lany, S. Record, and M.C.N. Castorani. ecocomDP: a flexible data design pattern for ecological community survey data. In revision.

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. The spatial synchrony of species richness and its implications for ecosystem stability. In revision.

Castorani, M.C.N., S.L. Harrer, R.J. Miller, and D.C. Reed. Disturbance structures canopy and understory productivity along an environmental gradient. 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 review.

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. The effects of dispersal on spatial synchrony in metapopulations differ by timescale. In review.

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. The long and the short of it: decomposing synchrony and compensation across temporal scales. In review.

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. The dual nature of metacommunity variability. In review.

In press

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, 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. In press. Connectivity: insights from the U.S. Long Term Ecological Research Network. Ecosphere.


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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]


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.