Jarrett Byrnes assistant professor, UMass Boston

Peer Reviewed Publications

In the listing below, I have provided links to the hosted sites of journal articles where possible. These should be considered the definitive versions. To comply with copyright rules, please limit the use of additional pdf files to printing of single copies for personal research and study.


O.Connor, M.I. and Byrnes, J.E.K. 2013. Biodiversity and Ecosystem Function: Does Pattern Influence Process? In: Bertness, M.D., B.R. Silliman, J.F. Bruno and J.J. Stachowicz, eds. Marine community ecology and conservation. Sinauer, Sunderland, MA amazon]

Bowen, J. L., J. E. K. Byrnes, D. Weisman, and C. Colaneri. 2013. Functional gene pyrosequencing and network analysis: an approach to examine the response of denitrifying bacteria to increased nitrogen supply in salt marsh sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology 4. [doi] [pdf]

Griffin, J. N., Byrnes, J. E. K., and Cardinale, B. J. 2013. Effects of predator richness on prey suppression: a meta-analysis. Ecology. 94:2180-2187. [doi]

Byrnes, J. E. K., B. J. Cardinale, and D. C. Reed. 2013. Interactions between sea urchin grazing and prey diversity on temperate rocky reef communities. Ecology 94:1636-1646. [doi]

Wheat, R. E., Wang, Y., Byrnes, J. E., Ranganathan., J. 2012. Raising money for scientific research through crowdfunding. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 28: 71-72. [doi] [pdf]

Hooper, D.U., Adair, E.C., Cardinale, B.J., Byrnes, J.E.K., Hungate, B.A., Matulich, KL., Gonzalez, A., Duffy, J.E., Gamfeldt, L., O'Connor, M.I. 2012. Biodiversity loss ranks as a major driver of ecosystem change. Nature. [doi]

Ponette-González, A.G. and Byrnes, J.E. 2011. Sustainable science? Reducing the carbon impacts of mega-meetings. Ethnobiology Letters. 2:65-71. [link] [pdf]

Byrnes, J.E., Reed, D.C., Cardinale, B.J., Cavanaugh, K.C., Holbrook, S.J., and Schmitt, R.J. 2011. Climate driven increases in storm frequency simplify kelp forest food webs. Global Change Biology. 17: 2513-2524. [doi] [pdf]

Fox, J., Byrnes, J., Boker, S., and Neale, M. 2012. Structural equation modeling in R with the sem and OpenMX packages. In Handbook of Structural Equation Modeling. Rock H. Hole, David Kaplan, George Marcoulides, and Steve West, eds. pg. 325-340. [amazon]

Cardinale, B. J., Matulich, K. L., Hooper, D. U., Byrnes, J. E., Duffy, E., Gamfeldt, L., Balvanera, P., O'Connor, M. I., and Gonzalez, A. 2011. The functional role of producer diversity in ecosystems. American Journal of Botany. 98:572-592. [doi] [pdf]

Yang, L.J., Edwards, K.E., Byrnes, J.E., Baston, J.L., Wright, A.N., and Spence, K.O. In Press. A meta-analysis of resource pulse-consumer interactions. Ecological Monographs. 80: 125-151. [doi] [pdf]

Byrnes, J.E. and Stachowicz, J.J. 2009. Short and Long-Term consequences of increases in exotic species richness on water filtration by marine invertebrates. Ecology Letters. 8: 830-841. [doi] [pdf]

Byrnes, J.E. and Stachowicz, J.J. 2009. The consequences of consumer diversity loss: different answers from different designs. Ecology. 90: 2879-2888. [doi] [pdf]

Olyarnik, S.V., Bracken, M.E., Byrnes, J.E., Hughes, A.R., Hultgren, K.M., Stachowicz, J.J. 2009. Ecological factors affecting community invasibility. In Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems: Ecological, Management, and Geographic Perspectives. Gil Rilov and Jeff Crooks, eds. Springer-Verlag. pp. 215-138. [doi] [amazon]

Byrnes, J.E., Reynolds, P.L., Stachowicz, J.J. 2007. Invasions and extinctions reshape coastal marine food webs. PLoS One. 2: e295. [doi] [pdf]

Hughes A.R., Byrnes J.E., Kimbro D.L. & Stachowicz J.J. 2007. Reciprocal relationships and potential feedbacks between biodiversity and disturbance. Ecology Letters. 10: 849-864.[doi] [pdf]

Bullard S. G., Lambert G, Carman M.R., Byrnes J., Whitlatch R.B., Ruiz G., Miller R.J., Harris L., Valentine P.C., Collie J.S., Pederson J., McNaught D.C., Cohen A.N., Asch R.G., Dijkstra J., Heinonen K. 2007. The invasive colonial ascidian Didemnum sp.: current distribution, basic biology, and potential threat to marine communities of the northeast and west coasts of North America. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 342: 99-108. [doi] [pdf]

Byrnes, J.E., Stachowicz, J.J., Hultgren, K.M., Hughes, A.R., Olyarnik, S.V., Thornber, C. 2006. Predator Diversity Enhances Trophic Cascades in Kelp Forests by Modifying Herbivore Behavior. Ecology Letters. 9: 61-71. [doi] [pdf]

Stachowicz, J.J. and Byrnes, J.E. 2006. Species diversity, invasion success and ecosystem functioning: combining experimental and observational approaches to assess the roles of resource competition, facilitation and extrinsic factors. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 311: 251-262.[doi] [pdf]

Byrnes, J.E. and Witman, J.D. 2003. Impact assessment of an invasive flatworm, Convoluta convoluta, in the southern Gulf of Maine. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 293: 173-191. [doi] [pdf]