Ron J Etter
Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
- Population differentiation decreases with depth in deep-sea bivalvesRon J Etter
Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
Evolution 59:1479-91. 2005....
- Phylogeography of a pan-Atlantic abyssal protobranch bivalve: implications for evolution in the Deep AtlanticRon J Etter
Biology Department, University of Massachusetts, Boston, MA 02125, USA
Mol Ecol 20:829-43. 2011..Our results indicate that abyssal populations might be quite large (cosmopolitan), exhibit only modest genetic structure and probably provide little potential for the formation of new species...
- Bathymetric and geographic population structure in the pan-Atlantic deep-sea bivalve Deminucula atacellana (Schenck, 1939)John D Zardus
Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Boston, 02125, USA
Mol Ecol 15:639-51. 2006..Broadly distributed deep-sea organisms can possess highly genetically divergent populations, despite the lack of any morphological divergence...
- Population differentiation and species formation in the deep sea: the potential role of environmental gradients and depthRobert M Jennings
Biology Department, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
PLoS ONE 8:e77594. 2013..As inferred for numerous shallow-water species, environmental gradients that parallel changes in depth may play a key role in the genesis and adaptive radiation of the deep-water fauna. ..
- Shading facilitates sessile invertebrate dominance in the rocky subtidal Gulf of MaineRobert J Miller
Biology Department, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
Ecology 89:452-62. 2008..These results suggest that light plays a key role in controlling the structure, composition, and function of shallow subtidal communities...
- Elemental fingerprinting of mussel shells to predict population sources and redistribution potential in the Gulf of MaineCascade J B Sorte
School for the Environment, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
PLoS ONE 8:e80868. 2013..Our findings suggest that elemental "fingerprinting" is a promising approach for predicting redistribution potential of the blue mussel, an ecologically and economically important species in the region. ..
- A source-sink hypothesis for abyssal biodiversityMichael A Rex
Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
Am Nat 165:163-78. 2005..The abyss, which is the largest marine benthic environment, may afford more limited ecological and evolutionary opportunity than the bathyal zone...
- The relationship between regional and local species diversity in marine benthic communities: a global perspectiveJon D Witman
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:15664-9. 2004....