Mark E Torchin
Affiliation: University of California
- Parasites and marine invasionsM E Tourchin
Marine Science Institute and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara 93106, USA
Parasitology 124:S137-51. 2002..We also discuss the potential impacts of introduced marine parasites on native ecosystems...
- Introduced species and their missing parasitesMark E Torchin
Marine Science Institute and Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
Nature 421:628-30. 2003....
- Ecosystem energetic implications of parasite and free-living biomass in three estuariesArmand M Kuris
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology and Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
Nature 454:515-8. 2008..This biomass and productivity of parasites implies a profound role for infectious processes in these estuaries...
- An experimental evaluation of host specificity: the role of encounter and compatibility filters for a rhizocephalan parasite of crabsArmand M Kuris
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
Int J Parasitol 37:539-45. 2007..The closure of both filters in nature explains the failure of this potential host-parasite interaction, an outcome favored by selection in both host and parasite...
- Flying shells: historical dispersal of marine snails across Central AmericaOsamu Miura
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Ancon, Republic of Panama
Proc Biol Sci 279:1061-7. 2012..Migratory birds could disperse other intertidal invertebrates this way, suggesting the Central American Isthmus may not be as impassable for marine species as previously assumed...
- Parasites alter host phenotype and may create a new ecological niche for snail hostsOsamu Miura
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tohoku Graduate School of Life Sciences, Aobayama, Sendai 980 8578, Japan
Proc Biol Sci 273:1323-8. 2006..Since trematodes are common and often abundant in marine and freshwater habitats throughout the world, their effects potentially alter food webs in many systems...
- Direct and interactive effects of enemies and mutualists on plant performance: a meta-analysisWilliam F Morris
Department of Biology, Duke University, Box 90338, Durham, North Carolina 27708 0338, USA
Ecology 88:1021-9. 2007..We discuss how observed differences in effect size might be confounded with methodological differences among studies...
- Biotic interactions and plant invasionsCharles E Mitchell
Department of Biology and Curriculum in Ecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 3280, USA
Ecol Lett 9:726-40. 2006....
- Molecular-genetic analyses reveal cryptic species of trematodes in the intertidal gastropod, Batillaria cumingi (Crosse)Osamu Miura
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate School of Life Sciences University of Tohoku, Aobayama, Sendai 980 8578, Japan
Int J Parasitol 35:793-801. 2005..Hence, trematode species diversity may often be underestimated when species identifications are limited to morphological features...
- Introduced cryptic species of parasites exhibit different invasion pathwaysOsamu Miura
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Graduate School of Life Sciences, University of Tohoku, Aobayama, Sendai, 980 8578 Japan
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:19818-23. 2006..attramentaria, was introduced to North America. Evaluation of the nature of invasion pathways and postinvasion consequences will aid mitigation of spreading diseases of humans, livestock, and wildlife in an increasingly globalized world...