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2014

Layman C.A., Jud, Z.R., Archer, S.K. and Riera, D. 2014. Provision of ecosystem services by artificial structures in a highly impacted estuaryEnvironmental Research Letters 9 (2014) 044009.

Yeager, L.A., Stoner, E.W., Zapata, M.J., and Layman, C.A. In press. Does landscape context mediate the nature of density dependence for a coral reef fish?  Ecological Applications.

Winemiller, K.O., Roelke, D.L., Cotner, J.B., Montoya, J.V., Sanchez, L., Castillo, M.M., Montaña, C. and Layman, C.A. In press. Pulsing hydrology determines top-down control of basal resources by fish and meiofauna in a tropical river-floodplain ecosystem. Ecological Monographs.

Stoner, E.W., Yeager, L.A., and Layman, C.A. In press. Effects of the epibenthic jellyfish, Cassiopea spp., on faunal community structure of Bahamian seagrass beds.  Caribbean Naturalist.

Yeager, L.A., Layman, C.A. and Hammerschlag-Peyer, C.M.  In press. Diet variation of a generalist fish predator, Gray snapper Lutjanus griseus, across an estuarine gradient: trade-offs of quantity for quality? Journal of Fish Biology.

Allgeier, J.E., Layman, C.A., Mumby, P.J., Rosemond, A.D. 2014. Consistent nutrient storage and supply mediated by
diverse fish communities in coral reef ecosystems
. Global Change Biology

Côté, I,M, Darling, E.S., Malpica-Cruz, L., Smith, N.S., Green, S.J., Curtis-Quick, J., and Layman, C.A. 2014. What doesn’t kill you makes you wary?  Effect of repeated culling on the behaviour of an invasive predator. PLoS One 9(4): e94248.

Jud, Z.R., Layman C.A. and Nichols, P.K. In press. Broad salinity tolerance in the invasive lionfish, Pterois spp., facilitates estuarine invasion. Environmental Biology of Fishes.

Layman C.A., Jud, Z.R., Arrington, D.A., and Sabin, D. In press. Using fish behavior to assess habitat quality of a restored oyster reef. Ecological Restoration 32(2):140-143. (In pdf, scroll down to page 140)

2013

Bruno, J.F., Valdivia, A., Hackerott, S., Cox, C.E., Green, S.J., Côte, I.M., Akins, L., Layman, C.A., Precht, W.F.  2013. Testing the grouper biocontrol hypothesis: A response to Mumby et al. 2013. Peer J Pre-prints.

Giery, S.T., Lemoine, N.P., Hammerschlag-Peyer, C.M., Abbey-Lee, R.N. and Layman, C.A. 2013. Bidirectional trophic linkages couple canopy and understory food webs. Functional Ecology.

Hackerott, S.,Valdivia, A., Green, S.J., Côté, I.M., Cox, C.E., Akins, L., Layman, C.A., Precht, W.F., and Bruno, J.F. 2013. Native predators do not influence invasion success of Pacific lionfish on Caribbean reefsPLoS One 8(7): e68259. 

Hammerschlag-Peyer, C.M, Allgeier, J.E., and Layman, C.A. 2013. Predator effects on faunal community composition in shallow seagrass beds of The Bahamas. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 446:282-290.

Heithaus, M.R., Vaudo, J.J., Kreicker, S., Layman, C.A., Krützen, M., Burkholder, D.A., Gastrich, K., Bessey, C., Sarabia, R., Cameron, K., Wirsing, A., Thomson, J.A., and Dunphy-Daly, M.M.  2013Apparent resource partitioning and trophic structure of large-bodied marine predators in a relatively pristine seagrass ecosystemMarine Ecology Progress Series 481:225-237.

Allgeier, J.A. Yeager, L.A., and Layman, C.A. 2013. Consumers regulate nutrient limitation regimes and primary production in seagrass ecosystemsEcology 94(2):521-529. 

Layman, C.A., Allgeier, J.A., Yeager, L.A., and Stoner, E.W. 2013. Thresholds of ecosystem response to nutrient enrichment by aggregating fishesEcology 94(2):530-536. 

Burkepile, D.E., Allgeier, J.A., Shantz, A.A., Pritchard, C.E., Lemoine, N., Bhatti, L., and Layman, C.A.  2013. Nutrient supply from fishes facilitates macroalgae and suppresses corals in a Caribbean coral reef ecosystem. Scientific Reports 3:1493 DOI 10.1038. 

2012

Yeager, L.A., Acevedo, C.L. and Layman, C.A. 2012. Effects of seascape context on abundance, condition and secondary production of a coral reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 462:231-240.

Layman, C.A., Araújo, M.S., Boucek, R., Harrison, E., Jud, Z.R., Matich, P., Hammerschlag-Peyer, C.M., Rosenblatt, A., Vaudo, J., Yeager, L.A., Post, D.M., and Bearhop, S. 2012. . Applying Stable Isotopes to Examine Food Web Structure: An Overview of Analytical Tools. Biological Reviews 87(3):545-562.

Layman, C.A . and Allgeier, J.A.  2012. Characterizing trophic ecology of generalist consumers: a case study on the invasive lionfish Pterois volitans in The Bahamas.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 448:131-141. 

Jud, Z.R. and Layman, C.A. 2012. Site fidelity and movement patterns in the invasive lionfish, Pterois spp. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 414-415:69-74.

Hammerschlag-Peyer, C.M. and Layman, C.A. 2012. Mechanisms driving resource use variation in an abundant coastal fish predator.  Bulletin of Marine Science.

2011

Hammerschlag-Peyer, C.M, Yeager, L.A., Araújo, M.S. and Layman, C.A. 2011. A hypothesis-testing framework for studies investigating ontogenetic niche shifts using stable isotope ratios. PLoS One 6(11):e27104.

Allgeier, J.E., Rosemond, A.D., and Layman, C.A. 2011. Variation in nutrient limitation and seagrass nutrient content in Bahamian tidal creeks.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 407:330-336.

Araújo, M.S., Bolnick, D.I., and Layman, C.A. The ecological causes of individual specialization.  Ecology Letters 14:948-958.

Valentine-Rose, L., Layman, C.A. and Rypel, A.L. 2011.Community secondary production as a measure of ecosystem function: a case study with aquatic ecosystem fragmentation. Bulletin of Marine  Science 87(4):913-937.

Montaña, C.G., Layman, C.A. and Winemiller, K.O. 2011Gape size influences seasonal patterns of piscivore diets in three Neotropical rivers. Neotropical Ichthyology 9(3):647-655

Jud, Z.R., Layman, C.A., Lee, J.A., and Arrington, D.A. 2011. Recent invasion of a Florida estuarine/riverine system by the lionfish Pterois volitansAquatic Biology 13:21-26.

Stoner, E.W., Layman, C.A., Yeager, L.A., and Hassett, H. 2011. Effect of anthropogenic disturbance on abundance and size of the benthic jellyfish Cassiopea spp.  Marine Pollution Bulletin 62:1109-1114.

Yeager, L.A., Allgeier, J.A. and Layman. C.A. 2011. Experimental test of the importance of landscape and patch scale variables in predicting fish community assembly. Oecologia 167(1):157-168.

Yeager, L.A. and Layman. C.A. 2011. Energy flow to consumers in a sub-tropical oyster reef food web. Aquatic Ecology 45(2):267-277.

Montaña, C.G., Layman, C.A., and Taphorn, D.C. 2010. Inventario de la ictiofauna del Caño La Guardia, afluente del río Capanaparo (cuenca del Orinoco), estado Apure, VenezuelaBiota Colombiana 11:75-88.

Heithaus, E.R., Heithaus, P.A., Heithaus, M.R., Burkholder, D. and Layman, C.A. 2011. Trophic dynamics of a relatively pristine subtropical fringing mangrove community. Marine Ecology Progress Series 428:49-61.

Layman, C.A., Allgeier, J.E., Rosemond, A.D., Dahlgren, C.P., and Yeager, L.A. 2011.  Marine Fisheries Declines Viewed Upside Down: Human Impacts on Consumer-Driven Nutrient Recycling.  Ecological Applications 21(2):343-349.

Valentine-Rose, L. and Layman, C.A. 2011. Response of fish assemblage structure and function following restoration of two small Bahamian tidal creeks.  Restoration Ecology 19(2):205-215.

Jud, Z.R., Shenker, J.M. and Layman, C.A. 2011. Dietary variation of age-0 tarpon (Megalops atlanticus) in anthropogenically-modified nursery habitats. Environmental Biology of Fishes 90(3):223-233.

Allgeier, J.A., Rosemond, A.D., and Layman, C.A. 2011. The frequency and magnitude of non-additive responses to multiple nutrient enrichment.  Journal of Applied Ecology 48(1):96-101.

Grol, M.G.G., Nagelkerken, I., Rypel, A.L., and Layman, C.A. 2011. Simple ecological trade-offs give rise to emergent cross-ecosystem distributions of a coral reef fish. Oecologia 165:79-88.

Matich, P., Heithaus, M.R., and Layman, C.A. 2011. Contrasting patterns of individual specialization and trophic coupling in two marine apex predators.  Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 294-305.

2010

Layman, C.A., Arrington, D.A., Kramer, P.A., Valentine-Rose, L.M., Dahlgren, C.P., and Burke, L. 2010. Indicator taxa to assess anthropogenic impacts in Bahamas and Caribbean tidal creeks. Caribbean Journal of Science 46(1):12-18.

Allgeier, J.A., Rosemond, A.D, Mehring, A.S., and Layman, C.A. 2010. Synergistic nutrient co-limitation across a gradient of ecosystem fragmentation in subtropical mangrove-dominated wetlandsLimnology and Oceanography 55(6):2660-2668.

Hammerschlag-Peyer, C.P. and Layman, C.A. 2010. Specialization in individual-level movement patterns of snapper in Bahamian wetlands. Marine Ecology Progress Series 415:211-220.

Matich, P., Heithaus, M.R., and Layman, C.A.. 2010. Size-based variation in inter-tissue comparisons of stable carbon and nitrogen isotopic signatures of bull sharks and tiger sharks. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 67(5):877-885.

Layman, C.A., Montaña, C.G., and Allgeier, J.E. 2010. Linking community assembly and rates of water level change in river littoral habitats. Aquatic Ecology 44:269–273.

2009

Adams, A.J., Wolfe, R.K., and Layman, C.A. 2009. Preliminary examination of how human-driven freshwater flow alteration affects trophic ecology of juvenile snook (Centropomus undecimalis) in Estuarine Creeks. Estuaries and Coasts 32(4):819-828.

Roach, K.A., Winemiller, K.O., Layman, C.A., and Zeug, S.C. 2009. Consistent trophic patterns among fishes in lagoon and channel habitats of a tropical floodplain river: evidence from stable isotopes. Acta Oecologica 35(4):513-522.

2008

Montaña, C.G., Layman, C.A., and Taphorn, D.C. 2008. Comparison of fish assemblages in two littoral habitats in a Neotropical morichal stream in Venezuela. Neotropical Ichthyology 6(4):577-582.

Layman, C.A. and Post, D.M. 2008. Can stable isotope ratios provide for community-wide measures of trophic structure? Reply. Ecology 89(8):2358-2359.

Rypel, A.L. and Layman, C.A. 2008. Degree of hydrologic connectivity loss determines population-level characteristics of gray snapper in tidal creeks. Canadian Journal of Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences 65:335-339.

2007

Layman, C.A., Quattrochi, J.P., Peyer, C.M., and Allgeier, J.E. 2007. Niche width collapse in a resilient top predator following ecosystem fragmentation. Ecology Letters.

Layman, C.A., Arrington, D.A., Montaña, C.G., Post, D.M. 2007. Can Stable Isotope Ratios Provide for Community-wide Measures of Trophic Structure? Ecology 88(1): 42-48.

Post, D.M., Layman, C.A., Arrington, D.A., Takimoto, G., Quattrochi, J., and Montaña, C.G.2007. Getting to the fat of the matter: models, methods and assumptions for dealing with lipids in stable isotope analyses. Oecologia 152:179–189

Rypel, A.L., Layman, C.A., and Arrington, D.A. 2007. Water depth modifies relative predation risk for a motile fish taxa in Bahamian tidal creeks.  Estuaries and Coasts 30(3):1-8.  

Valentine-Rose, L., Cherry, J.A., Culp, J.J., Perez, K.E., Pollock, J.B., Arrington, D.A., and Layman, C.A. 2007. Floral and faunal differences between fragmented and unfragmented Bahamian tidal creeks. Wetlands 27(3):702-718.

Haney, R.A., Silliman, B.R., Fry, A.J., Layman, C.A.,  and Rand, D.M. 2007. The Pleistocene history of the sheepshead minnow (Cyprinodon variegatus): Non-equilibrium evolutionary dynamics within a diversifying species complex.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

Layman, C.A. 2007. What can stable isotope ratios reveal about mangroves as fish habitat? Bulletin of Marine Science 80(3):513-527.

Valentine-Rose, L.M., Layman, C.A., Arrington, D.A. and Rypel, A.L. 2007. Habitat fragmentation affects fish secondary production in Bahamian tidal creeks. Bulletin of Marine Science 80(3):863-878.

2006

Montaña, C.G., Taphorn, D., Layman, C.A., and Lasso C.A. Distribución, alimentación y reproducción de tres especies de pavones Cichla spp. (Perciformes, Cichlidae) en la cuenca baja del río Ventuari, Estado Amazonas, Venezuela. Memoria de la Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales 165: 83-102.

Arrington, D.A., Davidson, B.K., Winemiller, K.O., and Layman, C.A. Influence of life history and seasonal hydrology on lipid storage in three Neotropical fish species. Journal of Fish Biology 68:1-16.

Dahlgren, C.P., Kellison, G.T., Adams, A.J., Gillanders, B.M., Kendall, M.S., Layman, C.A., Ley, J.A., Nagelkerken, I., and Serafy, J.E. Marine nurseries and effective juvenile haitats: concepts and applications. Marine Ecology Progress Series 312: 291-295.

Layman, C.A., Dahlgren, C.P., Kellison, G.T., Adams, A.J., Gillanders, B.M., Kendall, M.S.,  Ley, J.A., Nagelkerken, I., and Serafy, J.E. Reply Comment: Marine nurseries and effective juvenile haitats Marine Ecology Progress Series 318: 307-308.

Adams, A.J., Dahlgren, C.P., Kellison, G.T., Kendall, M.S., Layman, C.A., Ley, J.A., Nagelkerken, I., and Serafy, J.E. Review: Nursery function of tropical back-reef systems. Marine Ecology Progress Series 318: 287-301.

Winemiller, K.O., Montoya, J., Layman, C.A., Roelke, D., and Cotner, J. 2006. Seasonally varying impact of detritivorous fishes on the benthic ecology of a tropical floodplain river. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 25(1):250-262.

Hoeinghaus, D.J., Winemiller, K.O., Layman, C.A., Arrington, D.A., and Jepsen, D.B. 2006. Effects of seasonality and migratory prey on body condition of Cichla species in a tropical floodplain river. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 15:398-407 .

2005

Layman, C.A., Winemiller, K.O., Arrington, D.A., and Jepsen, D.B. 2005. Body size and trophic position in a diverse tropical food web. Ecology 86(9):2530-2535.

Layman, C.A., Langerhans, R.B., and Winemiller, K.O. 2005. Do species traits characterize changes in fish assemblage composition following commercial netting? Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 62:1-9.

Layman, C.A., and Winemiller, K.O. 2005. Patterns of habitat segregation among large fishes in a Neotropical floodplain river. Neotropical Ichthyology 3(1):103-109. *no web link to article

Layman, C.A., Arrington, D.A., and Blackwell, M. 2005. Community-based collaboration restores tidal Flow to an island estuary (Bahamas). Ecological Restoration 23(1):58-59.

Arrington, D.A., Winemiller, K.O., and Layman, C.A. 2005. Community assembly at the patch scale in a species-rich tropical river. Oecologia 144(1):157-167.

Langerhans, R.B., Layman, C.A., and DeWitt, T.J. 2005. Bigger is not always better in the evolution of male genitalia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102(21): 7618-7623.

Layman, C.A., Winemiller, K.O., and D.A. Arrington. 2005. Describing the structure and function of a Neotropical river food web using stable isotopes, stomach contents, and functional experiments. In: Dynamic Food Webs: Multispecies Assemblages, Ecosystem Development, and Environmental Change. Elsevier/Academic Press, pp. 395-406.

Scharler, U.M., Hulot, F.D., Baird, D.J., Cross, W.F., Culp, J., Layman, C.A., Raffaelli, D., Vos, M. and Winemiller, K.O. 2005. Central Issues for Aquatic Food Webs: From Chemical Cues to Whole System Responses. In: Dynamic Food Webs: Multispecies Assemblages, Ecosystem Development, and Environmental Change. Elsevier/Academic Press, pp. 451-462.

Winemiller, K.O. and Layman, C.A. 2005. Pattern, Process and Scale in the Food Web Paradigm: Moving on the Path from Abstraction to Prediction. In: Dynamic Food Webs: Multispecies Assemblages, Ecosystem Development, and Environmental Change . Elsevier/Academic Press, pp. 10-23.

2004

Layman, C.A. and Winemiller, K.O. 2004. Size-based responses of prey to piscivore exclusion in a Neotropical river. Ecology 85(5):1311-1320.

Layman, C.A., Arrington, D.A., Langerhans, R.B and Silliman, B.R.  2004. Degree of fragmentation affects assemblage structure in Andros Island (Bahamas) estuaries. Caribbean Journal of Science 40(2):232-244.

Layman, C.A., Jepsen, D.B., and Winemiller, K.O. 2004. Erratum: Structure of tropical river food webs revealed by stable isotope ratios. Oikos 107(1):222.

Langerhans, R.B., Layman, C.A., Shokrollahi, A.M. and DeWitt, T.J. Predator-driven phenotypic diversification in Gambusia affinis. Evolution 58(10):2305-2318.

Silliman, B. R., Layman, C. A., K. Geyer and Zieman, J.C. 2004. Predation by the black clawed mud crab, Panopeus herbstii, in mid-Atlantic salt marshes: further evidence for top-down control of community structure. Estuaries 27(2):188-196.

2003

Layman, C.A.,Arrington, D.A., and Silliman, B.R. 2003. Underwater Visual Census Provides “Snapshot” Assessment for Tidal Connectivity Restoration (Bahamas). Ecological Restoration 21(12):132-133.

Langerhans, R.B., Layman, C.A., Langerhans, A.K, and DeWitt, T.J. 2003. Habitat-associated morphological divergence in two Neotropical fish species. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 80:689-698.

Hoeinghaus, D., Layman, C.A., Arrington, D.A. and Winemiller, K.O. 2003. Spatiotemporal variation in fish assemblage structure in tropical floodplain creeks. Environmental Biology of Fishes 67(4):379-387.

Hoeinghaus, D., Layman, C.A., Arrington, D.A. and Winemiller, K.O. 2003.  Movement of Cichla spp. (Cichlidae) in a Venezuelan floodplain river. Neotropical Ichthyology 1(2):121-126.

Silliman, B. R., Layman, C. A., and Altieri, A..  2003. Potential mutualism between a Xanthid crab and Alpheus shrimp in Mid-Atlantic salt marshes. Journal of Crustacean Biology 23(4):876-879.

2002

Layman, C.A. and Silliman, B.R. 2002. Preliminary survey and diet analysis of juvenile fishes of an estuarine creek on Andros Island, Bahamas. Bulletin of Marine Science 70(1):199-210.

2001

Layman, C.A. and Smith, D.E. 2001. Sampling bias of minnow traps in shallow aquatic habitats on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Wetlands. 21(1):145-154.

2000

Layman, C.A. 2000. Fish assemblage structure of the shallow ocean surf-zone on the Eastern Shore of Virginia barrier islands. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 51:201-213.

Layman, C.A., Smith, D.E. and Herod, J.D. 2000. Seasonally varying importance of abiotic and biotic factors in marsh pond fish communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 207:155-169.

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