Ransom A Myers

Summary

Affiliation: Dalhousie University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cascading effects of the loss of apex predatory sharks from a coastal ocean
    Ransom A Myers
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS B3H 4J1, Canada
    Science 315:1846-50. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Rapid worldwide depletion of predatory fish communities
    Ransom A Myers
    Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Nature 423:280-3. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Ecology. Hatcheries and endangered salmon
    Ransom A Myers
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Science 303:1980. 2004
  4. pmc Extinction, survival or recovery of large predatory fishes
    Ransom A Myers
    Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4J1, Canada
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 360:13-20. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Robust hierarchical state-space models reveal diel variation in travel rates of migrating leatherback turtles
    Ian D Jonsen
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H4J1
    J Anim Ecol 75:1046-57. 2006
  6. pmc Predator diversity hotspots in the blue ocean
    Boris Worm
    Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:9884-8. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Global patterns of predator diversity in the open oceans
    Boris Worm
    Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4J1
    Science 309:1365-9. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Life-history correlates of extinction risk and recovery potential
    Jeffrey A Hutchings
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4J1, Canada
    Ecol Appl 22:1061-7. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Loss of large predatory sharks from the Mediterranean Sea
    Francesco Ferretti
    Department of Biology, Life Sciences Centre, 1355 Oxford Street, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4J1, Canada
    Conserv Biol 22:952-64. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Survival variability and population density in fish populations
    Cóilín Minto
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4J1, Canada
    Nature 452:344-7. 2008

Detail Information

Publications28

  1. ncbi request reprint Cascading effects of the loss of apex predatory sharks from a coastal ocean
    Ransom A Myers
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford Street, Halifax, NS B3H 4J1, Canada
    Science 315:1846-50. 2007
    ..Analogous top-down effects may be a predictable consequence of eliminating entire functional groups of predators...
  2. ncbi request reprint Rapid worldwide depletion of predatory fish communities
    Ransom A Myers
    Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Nature 423:280-3. 2003
    ..Our analysis suggests that management based on recent data alone may be misleading, and provides minimum estimates for unexploited communities, which could serve as the 'missing baseline' needed for future restoration efforts...
  3. ncbi request reprint Ecology. Hatcheries and endangered salmon
    Ransom A Myers
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Science 303:1980. 2004
  4. pmc Extinction, survival or recovery of large predatory fishes
    Ransom A Myers
    Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4J1, Canada
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 360:13-20. 2005
    ..This requires reductions in fishing effort, reduction in bycatch mortality and protection of key areas to initiate recovery of severely depleted communities...
  5. ncbi request reprint Robust hierarchical state-space models reveal diel variation in travel rates of migrating leatherback turtles
    Ian D Jonsen
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H4J1
    J Anim Ecol 75:1046-57. 2006
    ..4. Our approach is extremely flexible and can be applied to many ecological analyses that use complex, sequential data...
  6. pmc Predator diversity hotspots in the blue ocean
    Boris Worm
    Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 100:9884-8. 2003
    ..We conclude that the seemingly monotonous landscape of the open ocean shows rich structure in species diversity and that these features should be used to focus future conservation efforts...
  7. ncbi request reprint Global patterns of predator diversity in the open oceans
    Boris Worm
    Biology Department, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4J1
    Science 309:1365-9. 2005
    ..We conclude that predator diversity shows a predictable yet eroding pattern signaling ecosystem-wide changes linked to climate and fishing...
  8. ncbi request reprint Life-history correlates of extinction risk and recovery potential
    Jeffrey A Hutchings
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4J1, Canada
    Ecol Appl 22:1061-7. 2012
    ..Our findings are supportive of the application of extinction-risk criteria that are based on generation time and that are independent of taxonomic affinity...
  9. doi request reprint Loss of large predatory sharks from the Mediterranean Sea
    Francesco Ferretti
    Department of Biology, Life Sciences Centre, 1355 Oxford Street, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4J1, Canada
    Conserv Biol 22:952-64. 2008
    ..Possible ecosystem effects of these losses involve a disruption of top-down control and a release of midlevel consumers...
  10. doi request reprint Survival variability and population density in fish populations
    Cóilín Minto
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 4J1, Canada
    Nature 452:344-7. 2008
    ..Furthermore, the inverse relationship between survival variability and the strength of density dependence has important consequences for fisheries management and recovery, and population persistence or extinction...
  11. pmc Hierarchical state-space estimation of leatherback turtle navigation ability
    Joanna Mills Flemming
    Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
    PLoS ONE 5:e14245. 2010
    ..Because of the minimal assumptions made about the movement process, our approach can be used to estimate and compare navigation ability for many migratory species that are able to carry electronic tracking devices...
  12. pmc The importance of habitat and life history to extinction risk in sharks, skates, rays and chimaeras
    Verónica B García
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford St Halifax, Canada NS B3H 4J1
    Proc Biol Sci 275:83-9. 2008
    ..Fishing mortality of deep-water chondrichthyans already exploited should be minimized, and new deep-water fisheries affecting chondrichthyans should be prevented...
  13. pmc Large-scale absence of sharks on reefs in the greater-Caribbean: a footprint of human pressures
    Christine A Ward-Paige
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    PLoS ONE 5:e11968. 2010
    ..Here we explore the contemporary distribution and sighting frequency of sharks on reefs in the greater-Caribbean and assess the possible role of human pressures on observed patterns...
  14. pmc The completeness of taxonomic inventories for describing the global diversity and distribution of marine fishes
    Camilo Mora
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Proc Biol Sci 275:149-55. 2008
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  15. ncbi request reprint Sex-specific, seasonal foraging tactics of adult grey seals (Halichoerus grypus) revealed by state-space analysis
    Greg A Breed
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, 1355 Oxford Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4J1, Canada
    Ecology 90:3209-21. 2009
    ..Our flexible SSM approach clearly demonstrates sex-related behavioral differences, fine scale spatial and temporal foraging patterns, and a clearer picture of grey seal ecology and role in the Scotian Shelf ecosystem...
  16. ncbi request reprint Collapse and conservation of shark populations in the Northwest Atlantic
    Julia K Baum
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4J1
    Science 299:389-92. 2003
    ..Closed-area models highlight priority areas for shark conservation, and the need to consider effort reallocation and site selection if marine reserves are to benefit multiple threatened species...
  17. pmc Management effectiveness of the world's marine fisheries
    Camilo Mora
    Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, United States of America
    PLoS Biol 7:e1000131. 2009
    ..Our results illustrate the great vulnerability of the world's fisheries and the urgent need to meet well-identified guidelines for sustainable management; they also provide a baseline against which future changes can be quantified...
  18. pmc Behaviour of leatherback sea turtles, Dermochelys coriacea, during the migratory cycle
    Michael C James
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4J1
    Proc Biol Sci 272:1547-55. 2005
    ..We consider the potential biological significance of these patterns, including how turtle behaviour relates to predator avoidance, thermoregulation and prey distribution...
  19. doi request reprint Trade-offs between efficiency and robustness in bacterial metabolic networks are associated with niche breadth
    Melissa J Morine
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, B3H 4J1, Canada
    J Mol Evol 68:506-15. 2009
    ..These results highlight the biologic relevance of variation in network structure and the potential role of niche breadth in shaping metabolic strategies of efficiency and robustness...
  20. pmc A global assessment of salmon aquaculture impacts on wild salmonids
    Jennifer S Ford
    Department of Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
    PLoS Biol 6:e33. 2008
    ..Meta-analytic estimates of the mean effect are significant and negative, suggesting that salmon farming has reduced survival of wild salmon and trout in many populations and countries...
  21. ncbi request reprint Indicators of AEI applied to the Delaware Estuary
    Lawrence W Barnthouse
    LWB Environmental Services, Inc, 105 Wesley Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 2:169-89. 2002
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  22. ncbi request reprint Managing fisheries in a changing climate
    Boris Worm
    Nature 429:15. 2004
  23. ncbi request reprint Oceans. U.S. ocean fish recovery: staying the course
    Carl Safina
    Marine Sciences Research Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook NY 11794, USA
    Science 309:707-8. 2005
  24. ncbi request reprint Farming need not replace fishing if stocks are rebuilt
    Julia K Baum
    Nature 437:26. 2005
  25. ncbi request reprint Ecology. Coral reefs and the global network of Marine Protected Areas
    Camilo Mora
    Leigh Marine Laboratory, University of Auckland, Post Office Box 349, Warkworth, New Zealand
    Science 312:1750-1. 2006
  26. pmc Experimental simulations about the effects of overexploitation and habitat fragmentation on populations facing environmental warming
    Camilo Mora
    Leigh Marine Laboratory, University of Auckland, PO Box 349, Warkworth 1241, New Zealand
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1023-8. 2007
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  27. ncbi request reprint Declining wild salmon populations in relation to parasites from farm salmon
    Martin Krkosek
    Centre for Mathematical Biology, Department of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Science 318:1772-5. 2007
    ..These results suggest that salmon farms can cause parasite outbreaks that erode the capacity of a coastal ecosystem to support wild salmon populations...
  28. ncbi request reprint Saving endangered whales at no cost
    Ransom A Myers
    Curr Biol 17:R10-1. 2007