Robert Steneck

Education:  Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University 1983

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Phone:  207.581.5315

Location:  Darling Marine Center

Mailing Address:  Darling Marine Center, 193 Clarks Cove Rd, Walpole, ME  04573



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I study the structure and function of coastal marine ecosystems. My laboratories are in the Gulf of Maine and Caribbean. My students and I study organisms import to these ecosystems and the people who depend on them. Specifically, in Maine I’ve explored kelp forests ecosystems for over 20 years learning about lobsters, sea urchins and fish stocks in this region. I also have worked extensively throughout the Caribbean and tropical Pacific studying coral reef from both biological and geological perspectives.



I study ecological processes in the benthic marine realm. My experiments focus on the food webs, structure and dominant organisms of coastal marine communities. My “laboratory” is the Gulf of Maine’s subtidal zone in which I use SCUBA diving, under- water video systems, manned submersibles and the University of Maine’s remotely operated vehicle as primary research tools. I’m currently studying lobsters, sea urchin and kelp in Maine. I also work on the ecology of coral reefs in the Caribbean. In all cases my focus is on in situ ecology. I think an important way to understand the organisms or the system is to observe them first hand – in their habitat. The work is at the organism level and integrates between small scale (i.e., behavioral phenomena) with large scale (oceanographic) processes. By applying basic ecology to human marine resource and management questions, I am able to conduct studies that are both interesting and enormously useful for people who make their living from the sea. The best way for me to give a flavor of my research activities is to show my current research programs, grants and resultant publications. Many of the studies involved my graduate students who have published their theses. I think it is important to give students the opportunity to learn by doing. Students who work under my direction get involved with all aspects of basic research from proposal writing, deploying experiments, gathering data and writing papers.



PUBLICATIONS (peer reviewed journals and book chapters):

Total Since 2014

Number of citations: 34,493 (2019) 15,447

H-index: 70 44

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1974 Steneck, R. S. Juvenile Echinometra. Pg. 102-103. In Spec. Pub. No. 4., West Indies

Lab., D. P. Abbott, J. C. Ogden (eds).

1976 Steneck, R. S. and W. H. Adey. The role of environment in control of morphology in

Lithophyllum congestum, a Caribbean algal ridge builder. Bot. Mar. 19: 197 – 215.

1982 Steneck, R. S. A limpet-coralline algal association: adaptations and defenses between a

selective herbivore and its prey. Ecology 63: 507-522

1982 Steneck, R. S. and L. Watling. Feeding capabilities and limitations of herbivorous

molluscs: a functional group approach. Mar. Biol. 68: 299-319.

1983 Steneck, R. S. Escalating herbivory and resulting adaptive trends in calcareous algae.

Paleobiology. 9: 45-63.

1983 Stanley, S. M., B. Van Valkenburgh, and R. S. Steneck. Coevolution and the fossil

record. Pages 328 – 349 In Futuyma, D. J. and M. S. Slatkin (eds) Coevolution Sinauer


1983 Steneck, R. S. Quantifying herbivory on coral reefs: just scratching the surface and still

biting off more than we can chew. Pages 103-112. In Reaka M. L. (ed.).The Ecology of

Deep and Shallow Coral Reefs. Symposia Series for Undersea Research, Vol. 1.

1985 Steneck, R. S. Adaptations of crustose coralline algae to herbivory: Patterns in space and

time. Pages 352 – 366. In Toomy, D and M. Nitecki (eds). Paleoalgology. Springer –

Verlag. Berlin.

1985 Adey, W. H. and R. S. Steneck. Highly productive eastern Caribbean reefs: synergistic

effects of biological, chemical, physical and geological factors. In Reaka M. L.

(ed.).The Ecology of Deep and Shallow Coral Reefs. Symposia Series for Undersea

Research, Vol. 2. Office of Undersea Research, NOAA, Rockville, Maryland.

1986 Steneck, R. S. Rocky shores revisited. Science 232: 1652 – 1653 (Book review).

1986 Steneck, R. S. The ecology of coralline algal crusts: convergent patterns and adaptive

strategies. Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 7: 273 – 303.

1986 Steneck, R. S. and R. T. Paine. Ecological and taxonomic studies of shallow-water

encrusting Corallinaceae of the boreal northeastern Pacific. Phycologia 25: 221-240.

1987 Haskell, B. D., J. D. Witman, R. S. Steneck. Complementary use of submersibles and

scuba: an example from the Gulf of Maine. Proc. Symp. Amer. Assoc. of Underwater

Sciences. Pages 99 – 111. IN M. A. Lang (ed.). Cold Water Diving for Science 1987.

1988 Steneck, R. S. Herbivory on coral reefs: a synthesis. Proc. 6th International Coral Reef

Symposium, Australia. 1: 37 – 49.

1988 Vadas, R. L. and R. S. Steneck. Zonation of deep water benthic algae in the Gulf of

Maine. J. Phycol. 24: 338 – 346.

1990 Hacker, S. D. and R. S. Steneck. Habitat architecture and the abundance and body-sizedependent

habitat selection of a phytal amphipod. Ecology : 71: 2269-2285.

1990 Steneck, R. S. Herbivory and the evolution of nongeniculate coralline algae

(Rhodophyta, Corallinales) in the North Atlantic and North Pacific. in Evolutionary

Biogeography of the Marine Algae of the North Atlantic. NATO ASI Series G 22: 107

– 129.

1991 Braga, J. C., D. Bosence, and R. Steneck. Taxonomic implications of microstructural

studies on some Cenozoic coralline algae. Proc. 5th Intern. Symposium on Fossil Algae.

Capri, Spain.

1991 Macintyre, I. G., K. Rützler, J. N. Norris, K. P. Smith, S. D. Cairns, K. E. Bucher, and R.

  1. Steneck. An early Holocene reef in the western Atlantic: submersible investigations

of a deep relict reef off the west coast of Barbados, W. I. Coral Reefs.. 10: 167 – 174.

1991 Steneck, R. S. , S. D. Hacker and M. N. Dethier. Mechanism determining competitive

dominance between crustose coralline algae: an herbivore-mediated reversal. Ecology:

72 (3): 938-950.

1991 Wahle, R. A. and R. S. Steneck. Recruitment habitats and nursery grounds of the

American lobster (Homarus americanus Milne Edwards): A demographic bottleneck?

Marine Ecology Progress Series. 69: 231 – 243.

1992 Steneck, R. S. Plant-herbivore coevolution: A reappraisal from the marine realm and its

fossil record. pages 477 – 491. In (John, D. M, J. H. Price, S. J. Hawkins and G. A.

Williams eds) Plant-animal interactions in the marine benthos. Systematics

Association Special Volume. 46. Journ. Mar. Biol. Assoc. UK. Oxford University


1992 Wahle, R. A. and R. S. Steneck. Habitat restrictions in early benthic life: experiments on

habitat selection and in situ predation with the American lobster. Journal of

Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 157: 91 – 114.

1993 Bologna, P. and R. Steneck. Kelp beds as habitat for the American lobster, Homarus

americanus. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 100: 127 – 134.

1993 Braga, J. C., D. W. J. Bosence and R. S. Steneck. 1993. New anatomical characters in

fossil coralline algae and their taxonomic implications. Palaeontology 36: 536 – 547.

1993 Moody, K. and R. S. Steneck. Mechanisms of predation among large decapod

crustaceans of the Gulf of Maine Coast: functional vs phylogenetic patterns. Journal of

Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 168: 111 – 124.

1994 Babb, I. G., P. J. Auster, W. Belt, D. Olivier, R. Langton, I. R. MacDonald, P. Popenoe,

and R. S. Steneck. Dual use of a nuclear powered research submersible: the U.S.

Navy’s NR-1. Mar. Tech. Soc. J. 27: 39 – 48.

1994 Steneck, R. S. and M. N. Dethier. A functional group approach to the structure of algaldominated

communities. Oikos 69: 476 – 498.

1994 Steneck, R. S. Is herbivore loss more damaging to reefs than hurricanes? Case studies

from two Caribbean reef systems (1978 – 1988). pp. 220 – 226. In: Ginsburg RN (ed)

Proc Colloquium on Global Aspects of Coral Reefs: Health, Hazards, and History,

  1. Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami,

Miami, Florida.

1995 Kornfield, I., A. B. Williams, R. S. Steneck. 1995. Assignment of Homarus capensis

(Herbst, 1792), the Cape lobster of South Africa, to Homarinus new genus (Decapoda:

Nephropidae). Fishery Bulletin. 93(1): 97-102.

1995 Reid, R. P., I. G. Macintyre, K. M. Browne, R. S. Steneck, T. Miller. Modern marine

stromatolites in the Exuma Cays Bahamas: Uncommonly Common. Facies. 33: 1 – 18.

1995 Steneck, R. S. A framework for protecting regionally significant habitats:

environmental science considerations. Pages 147 – 152 in Proceedings National

Research Council Symposium: Improving the Interaction between Environmental

Management and Coastal Ocean Sciences. National Academy Press. Washington, D.


1995 Steneck, R. S. and M. N. Dethier. 1995. Are functional classifications different for

marine vs terrestrial plants? A reply to Grime. Oikos. 73: 122 – 124.

1995 Steneck, R. S. The Gulf of Maine: A case study of over-exploitation. Pages 209 – 212

in Hunter, M. L. Jr. Fundamentals of conservation biology. Blackwell Science

1995 Steneck, R. S. , D. McNaught and S. Zimsen. Spatial and temporal patterns in sea urchin

populations, herbivory and algal community structure in the Gulf of Maine. 1994

Workshop on the Management and Biology of the Green Sea Urchin

(Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis).: 34 – 73.

1995 Vadas, R. L. and R. S. Steneck. Overfishing and inferences in kelp-sea urchin

interactions. pages 509 – 524. in. Skjoldal, H. R. Hopkins, C., Erikstad, K.j E. and

Leinaas, H. P. (eds). Ecology of Fjords and Coastal Waters. Elsevier Science B. V.

1996 Keats, D. W.,Steneck, R. S. , Townsend,R. A. and Borowitzka,M. A. Lithothamnion

prolifer Foslie: a common non-geniculate coralline alga (Rhodophyta: Corallinaceae)

from the tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific. Bot. Mar. 39: 187 – 200.

1996 Langton, R., R. Steneck, V. Gotceitas, F. Juanes, P. Lawton. The interface between

fisheries Research and habitat management. North American Journal of Fisheries

Management. 16: 1 – 7.

1996 Macintyre, I. G, R. P. Reid, and R. S. Steneck. Growth history of stromatolites in a

Holocene Reef, Stocking Island, Bahamas. J. Sed. Res. 66: 231 – 242

1997 Acheson, J. M. and Steneck, R. S. Examining the bust then boom in the Maine lobster

industry: the perspectives of fishermen and biologists. North American Journal of

Fisheries Management 17: 826 – 847.

1997 Acheson, J. M. and Steneck, R. S. The role of management in the renewal of Maine

lobster industry. Social Implications of a Quota System in Fisheries TemaNord 1997:

593: 9 – 26.

1997 Macintyre, I. G., Steneck, R. S. , Ginsburg, R. N. 1997. Confusion concerning crustose

corallines and coral reefs. Reef Encounters 22: 8.

1997 Steneck, R. S. Crustose corallines, other algal functional groups, herbivores and

sediment: complex interactions along reef productivity gradients. Proc. 8th Int. Coral

Reef Symp. 1: 695 – 700.

1997 Steneck, R. S. Testa, V. Are calcareous algae important to reefs today or in the past?

Symposium summary. Proc. 8th Int. Coral Reef Symp 1: 685 – 688.

1997 Steneck, R. S. , I. G. Macintyre, R. P. Reid. A unique algal ridge system of Exuma Cays,

Bahamas. Coral Reefs. 16: 27-35.

1997 Steneck, R. S. , Langton, R. W., Juanes, F., Gotceitas, V. and Lawton, P. The interface

between fisheries research and habitat management: Response to comment. North

American Journal of Fisheries Management. 17: 596-598.

1997 Steneck, R. S. Fisheries-induced biological changes to the structure and function of the

Gulf of Maine Ecosystem. Plenary Paper. pages 151 – 165 in Wallace, G. T., and

Braasch, E. F. (eds). Proceedings of the Gulf of Maine Ecosystem Dynamics

Scientific Symposium and Workshop. RARGOM Report, 97 – 1. Regional

Association for Research on the Gulf of Maine. Hanover, NH.

1998 Acheson, J. M., Wilson, J. A. and Steneck, R. S. Managing chaotic fisheries. In,

Linking Social and Ecological Systems. pages 390 – 413. Berkes, F., and Folke, C.

Eds. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press.

1998 Palma, A. T., Wahle, R. A. and Steneck, R. S. Different early post-settlement strategies

between American lobsters (Homarus americanus) and rock crabs (Cancer irroratus) in

the Gulf of Maine. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 162. 215-225.

1998 Steneck, R. S. Human influences on coastal ecosystems: Does overfishing create trophic

cascades? Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 13: 429 – 430.

1998 Steneck, R. S. , Miller, T. Macintyre, I. G., Reid, P. Ecological controls on stromatolite

development in a modern reef environment: a test of the “Ecological Refuge Paradigm”

Carbonates and Evaporites. 13: 48 – 65

1999 Hughes, T., Szmant, A., Steneck, R. Carpenter, R., Miller, S. Algal blooms on coral

reefs: what are the causes? Critique of: “Nutrient Thresholds for Eutrophication and

Macroalgal Overgrowth of Coral Reefs in Jamaica and Southeast Florida: by B. E.

Lapointe (Limnol. Oceanogr. 42: 119 – 1131). Limnol. and Oceanogr. 44: 1583 – 1586

1999 Dudgeon, S., Steneck, R. S. , Davison, I. R. and Vadas. R. L. Coexistence of similar

species in a little-disturbed, space-limited intertidal zone. Ecol. Monogr. 69: 331 – 352.

1999 Wilbur, A. J., Steneck, R. S. Polychromatic patterns of Littorina obtusata on

Ascophyllum nodosum: are snails hiding in intertidal seaweed? Northeastern Naturalist.

6: 189-198.

1999 Palma, A. T., Steneck, R. S. and C. Wilson. Settlement-driven, multiscale demographic

patterns of large benthic decapods in the Gulf of Maine. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 241:


1999 Reid, R. P., Macintyre, I. G. and Steneck, R. S. A microbialite/algal ridge fringing reef

complex, Highborne Cay, Bahamas. Atoll Res. Bull. 465: 1 – 18.

2001 Adey, W. H. and Steneck, R. S. Thermogeography over time creates biogeographic

regions: a temperature/space/time – integrated model and an abundance-weighted test

for benthic marine algae. J. Phycol. 37: 677 – 698.

2001 Dethier, M. N. and Steneck, R. S. Growth and persistence of diverse intertidal crusts:

survival of the slow in a fast-paced world. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 223: 89 – 100.

2001 Jackson, J. B., Kirby, M. X., Berger, W., H., Bjorndal, K.A., Botsford, L. W., Bourque, B.

J., Bradbury, R., Cooke, R., Erlandson, J, Estes, J. A., Hughes, T. P., Kidwell, S.,

Lange, C. B., Lenihan, H. S. Pandolfi, J. M., Peterson, C. H., Steneck, R. S. Tegner,

  1. J. Warner, R. Historical overfishing and the recent collapse of coastal ecosystems.

Science. 293: 629 – 638.

2001 Macintyre, I. G., Glynn, P. W. and Steneck, R. S. Holocene history of Holandes Cays

algal ridge, Panama: an algal coated storm deposit. Coral Reefs. 20:95 – 106.

2001 Palma, A. and Steneck, R. S. Variable coloration in juvenile marine crabs reduces risk

against visual predators Ecology. 82: 2961-2967.

2001 Steneck, R. S. and Wilson, C. J. Long-term and large scale spatial and temporal patterns

in demography and landings of the American lobster, Homarus americanus, in Maine.

Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research. 52: 1302 – 1319.

2001 Steneck, R. S. Functional Groups. Pages 121 – 139 in Levin, S. (ed). Encyclopedia of

Biodiversity. Vol. 1. Academic Press, Inc.

2001 Steneck, R. S. and Carlton, J. T. Human alterations of marine communities: Students

Beware! pages 445 – 468 in Bertness, M, Gaines, S., and Hay, M. (eds). Marine

Community Ecology. Sinauer press.Sunderland, MA.

2002 Andrew, N.L., Y. Agatsuma, E. Ballesteros, A.G. Bazhin, E.P. Creaser, D.K.A. Barnes,

L.W. Botsford, A. Bradbury, A. Campbell, J.D. Dixon, S. Einarsson, P. Gerring, K.

Hebert, M. Hunter, S.B. Hur, C.R. Johnson, M.A. Juinio-Meñez, P. Kalvass, R.J.

Miller, C.A. Moreno, J.S. Palleiro, D. Rivas, S.M.L. Robinson, S.C. Schroeter, R.S.

Steneck, R.I. Vadas, D.A. Woodby and Z. Xiaoqi. 2002 Status and Management of

World Sea Urchin Fisheries. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review.

40: 343 – 425.

2002 Figueiredo, M.A. de O. and Steneck, R. S. Floristic and ecological studies of crustose

coralline algae on Brazil’s Abrolhos reefs. Proc. 9th Int. Coral Reef Symp. 1: 493-497

2002 Steneck, R. S. , Graham, M. H. , Bourque, B. J., Corbett, D., Erlandson, J. M, Estes, J. A.,

and Tegner, M. J. Kelp forest ecosystem: biodiversity, stability, resilience and their

future. Environmental Conservation. 29 (4): 436 – 459. (Eastonian translation by Ms.

Anna Galovich found in: )

2003 Steneck, R. S. , and Lang, J. C. Rapid assessment of Mexico’s Yucatan Reef in 1997 and

1999: pre- and post- mass bleaching and Hurricane Mitch (stony corals, algae and fish).

Pp 294 – 317 in J.C. Lang (ed.), Status of Coral Reefs in the western Atlantic: Results

of initial Surveys, Atlantic and Gulf Rapid Assessment (AGRRA) Program. Atoll

Research Bull. 496.

2003 Steneck, R. S. , Kramer, P. A., and Loreto, R. M. The Caribbean’s Western-most Algal

Ridge in Cozumel, Mexico. Coral Reefs. 22: 27-28.

2004 Steneck, R. S. , Vavrinec, J. and Leland, A. V. Accelerating trophic level dysfunction in

kelp forest ecosystems of the western North Atlantic. Ecosystems. 7(4): 323-331

2005 Ray, J. C., Redford, K. H., Berger, J., and Steneck, R. S. Is large carnivore conservation

equivalent to biodiversity conservation and how can we achieve both? . Pages 400 –

428 in Ray, J., Redford, K., Steneck, R. and Berger, J.(eds) Large Carnivores and

the conservation of biodiversity. Island Press.

2005 Sale, P. F., Cowen, R. K., Danilowicz, B. S., Jones, G. P., Kritzer, J. P. Lindeman, K. C.,

Planes, S., Polunin, N. V. C., Russ, G. R., Sadovy, Y. J. and Steneck, R. S. Critical

science gaps impede use of no-take fishery reserves. Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

20: 74-80.

2005 Steneck, R. S. Are we overfishing the American lobster? Some biological perspectives.

Chapter 8. pages 127 – 143. in R. Buchsbaum, W. E. Robinson, J. Pederson (eds).

  1. The Decline of Fisheries Resources in New England: Evaluating the Impact of

Overfishing, Contamination, and Habitat Degradation. MIT Sea Grant College

Program, Cambridge, MA, no: 04-7

2005 Steneck, R. S. An ecological context for the role of large carnivorous animals in

conserving biodiversity. Pages 9 – 33 in Ray, J., Redford, K., Steneck, R. and Berger,

J.(eds) Large Carnivores and the conservation of biodiversity Island Press.

2005 Steneck, R. S. and Sala, E. A. Large marine carnivores: trophic cascades and top-down

controls in coastal ecosystems past and present. Pages 110 – 137 in Ray, J., Redford,

K., Steneck, R. and Berger, J. (eds) Large Carnivores and the conservation of

biodiversity Island Press.

2005 Hughes, T. P., Bellwood, D. R., Folke, C., Steneck, R. S. and Wilson, J. E. New

paradigms for supporting resilience of marine ecosystems. Trends in Ecology and

Evolution. 20:380 – 386.

2005 McClanahan, T. R., Steneck, R. S. , Cokos, B., Pietri, D., Jones, S. Interaction between

inorganic nutrients and organic matter in controlling coral reef communities in Glovers

Reef Belize. Marine Pollution Bulletin 50: 566 – 575.

2006 Butler, M., Steneck, R. S and Herrnkind, W. The ecology of juvenile and adult lobsters.

Pages 263 – 309 In. Phillips, R. (ed). Lobsters: the biology, management aquaculture

and fisheries. Blackwell Publishing Ltd. Oxford UK.

2006 Steneck, R. S. Is the American lobster, Homarus americanus overfished? A review of

overfishing with an ecologically-based perspective. Bulletin of Marine Sciences. 78:

607 –632.

2006 Berkes, F., Hughes, T. P., Steneck, R. S. , Wilson, J. Bellwood, D. R., Crona, B., Folke,

C., Leslie, H., Norberg, J., Nystron, M., Olsson, P., Scheffer, M., Worm, B.,

Globalization, roving bandits and marine resources Science. 311: 1557 – 1558.

2006 Pandolfi, J. M., Tudhope, A.W., Burr, G., Chappell, J., Edinger, E., Frey, M. Steneck, R.,

Sharma, C., Yeats, A., Jennions, M., Lescinsky, H., and Newton, A. Mass mortality

following disturbance in Holocene coral reefs from Papua New Guinea. Geology.

34:949 – 952.

2006 Steneck, R. S. Staying connected in a turbulent world. Science. 311: 480-481.

2006 Incze, L. S., Wahle, R. A., Wolff, N., Wilson, C., Steneck, R. Annis, E., Lawton, P., Xue,

  1. and Chen, Y. Early life history and a modeling framework for lobster (Homarus

americanus) populations in the Gulf of Maine. Journal of Crustacean Biology 26: 555

– 564.

2006 Steneck, R. S. Lobsters as model organisms for interfacing behavior, ecology and

fisheries: Summary on Cooperative Research. Journal of Crustacean Biology 26: 663 –


2006 Steneck, R. S. Possible demographic consequences to intraspecific shelter competition

among American lobsters. Journal of Crustacean Biology 26: 628-638

2007 Annis, E. R., Incze, L. S., Wolff, N. and Steneck, R. Estimates of in situ larval

development time for the lobster, Homarus americanus. J. Crustacean Biology 27, (

3),. 454 – 462.

2007 Diaz-Pulido G, McCook LJ, Larkum AWD, Lotze HK, Raven JA, Schaffelke B, Smith JE,

Steneck RS. Vulnerability of macroalgae of the Great Barrier Reef to climate change.

Marshall PA, Johnson J (Ed) Climate change and the Great Barrier Reef. Great Barrier

Reef Marine Park Authority, Townsville, pp 153-192

2007 Erlandson, J.M., Graham, M. H., Bourque, B. J., Corbett, D., Este, J. A., and Steneck, R.

  1. The Kelp Highway Hypothesis: Marine Ecology, the Coastal Migration Theory,

and the Peopling of the Americas. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. 2:2,

161 – 174

2007 Hughes, T. P. Rodrigues, M. J., Bellwood, D. R., Ceccarelli, D., Hoegh-Gulberg, O,

McCook, L., Moltschaniwskyj, N. Pratchett, M. S., Steneck, R. S. and Willis, B.

Phase-shifts, herbivory and the resilience of coral reefs to climate change. Current

Biology. 17: 1 – 6

2007 Hughes, T. P., Gunderson, L. H., Folke, C., Baird, A., H., Bellwood, D., Berkes, F.,

Crona, B., Helfgott, A., Leslie, H., Norberg, J., Nystrom, M., Olsson, P., Osterblom,

H., Scheffer, M., Schuttenberg, H., Steneck, R. S. , Tengo, M., Troell, M. Walker, B.,

Wilson, J. and Worm, B. Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef and the

Grand Canyon World Heritage Areas. Ambio. 36(7): 586 – 592.

2007 Schumann, R., Moy, S., Steneck, B., Wiktor, J., Hop, H. and Wiencke, C., 2007.

Biodiversity of benthic micro-and macroalgae from Svalbard with special focus on

Kongsfjorden. The ecosystem of Kongsfjorden, Svalbard, Adv Polar Ecol,

SpringerGraham MH, Vsquez JA, Buschmann AH.

2007 Halfar, J. Steneck, R. Schöne, Moore, G. W. K., Joachimski, M., Kronz, A., Fietzke, J.,

and Estes, J. 2007. Coralline alga reveals first marine record of subarctic North Pacific

climate change. Geophysical Research Letters. 34: L07702.(Selected as EDITOR’s


2007 Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Mumby, P.J., Hooten, A. J., Steneck, R.S., Greenfield, P., Gomez,

E., Harvell, D. R, Sale, P.F., Edwards, A.J., Caldeira, K., Knowlton, N., Eakin, C. M.,

Iglesias-Prieto, R., Muthiga, N., Bradbury, R.H., Dubi, A., and Hatziolos, M. E., Coral

Reefs under Rapid Climate Change and Ocean Acidification. Science. 318: 1737 –


2007 Steneck, R. S. , Gulf of Maine: a case study. Pages 199 – 202 in Hunter, M. L., Jr. and

Gibbs, J. Fundamentals of Conservation Biology. 3rd Ed. Blackwell Publishing. 497.

2007 Steneck, R. S. , Martone, P. Calcified algae. Pages 21 – 24 In Denny, M. and Gaines, S.

Encyclopedia of Tidepools and Rocky Shores. Univ. of California Press.

2008 Steneck, R. S. , Bustamante, R. H. Dayton, P. K., Jones, G. P. and Hobday, Al J. Kelp

forest ecosystems: current status and future trends. Pages 226-241 in Polunin NVC

(ed) Aquatic ecosystems: trends and global prospects. Cambridge University Press.

2008 Bourque, B. J., Johnson, B., and Steneck R. S. Possible prehistoric hunter-gatherer

impacts on food web structure in the Gulf of Maine. Pages: 165 – 187 In. Erlandson,

  1. and Torben, R. (eds) Human Impacts on Ancient Marine Environments. Univ. of

California Press.

2008 Halpern, B., S., Walbridg, S., Selkoe, K. A., Kappel, C. V., Micheli, F., D’Agrosa, C. D.,

Bruno, J. F., Casey, K. S., Ebert, C., Fox, H. E., Fujita, R., Heinemann, D., Lenihan, H.

S., Madin, E. M. P., Perry, M., Selig, E R., Spalding, M., Steneck, R. S. , Watons, R.

A global map of human impact on marine ecosystems. Science. 319: 948 – 952.

2008 Keller, B.D., S. Airamé, B. Causey, A. Friedlander, D.F. Gleason, R. Grober-Dunsmore, J.

Johnson, E. McLeod, S.L. Miller, R.S. Steneck, and C. Woodley. 2007. Marine

protected areas. Pages 8-1 – 8-131 in S.H. Julius and J.M. West, eds. Preliminary

review of adaptation options for climate-sensitive ecosystems and resources. Synthesis

and assessment product 4.4, U.S. Climate Change Science Program, Washington, DC.

2008 Halfar, J. , Steneck, R.S., Joachimski, M. , Kronz, A., Wanamaker, A.D., Jr. Coralline red

algae as high-resolution climate recorders. Geology: 36:463 – 466.

2008 Mumby, P., J., and Steneck, R. S. Coral reef management and conservation in the light of

rapidly-evolving ecological paradigms. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 555 – 563

2008 Sale, P.F., M.J. Butler IV, A.J. Hooten, J.P. Kritzer, K.C. Lindeman, Y.J. Sadovy de

Mitcheson, R.S. Steneck, and H. van Lavieren, 2008. Stemming Decline of the

Coastal Ocean: Rethinking Environmental Management, UNU-INWEH, Hamilton,


2009 Keller, B. D., Gleason, D. F., McLeod, E., Woodley, C. M., Airame, S., Causey, B. D.,

Friedlander, A. M., Grober-Dunsmore, R., Johnson, J. E., Miller, S. L., Steneck, R. S.

Climate change, coral reef ecosystems, and management options for marine protected

areas. Environmental Management. 44:6 . DOI 10.1007/s00267-009-9346-0

2009 Steneck, R. S. Marine Conservation: Moving beyond Malthus. Current Biology. 19:


2009 Hetzinger, S., Halfar, J., Kronz, A., Steneck, R., Adey, W., Lebednik, P., Schone, B.

High-resolution Mg/Ca ratios in a coralline red alga as a proxy for Bering Sea

temperature variations from 1902 – 1967. Paleos. 24:406 – 412

2009 Jones, G. P., Almany, G. R., Russ, G. D., Sale, P. F., Steneck, R. S., van Oppen, MJH,

Willis, B. L., Williamson, D. H. Larval retention and connectivity among populations

of corals and reef fishes: history, advances and challenges Coral Reefs: DOI:


2009 Jones, G. P., Russ, G. D., Sale, P. F., Steneck, R. S. Theme section on “Larval

connectivity, resilience and the future of coral reefs” Coral Reefs 28:303–305

2009 Ritson-Williams, Arnold S, Fogarty N, Steneck RS, Vermeij MJA, Paul VJ (2009) New

perspectives on ecological mechanisms affecting coral recruitment on reefs.

Smithsonian Contribution to Marine Sciences 38:437-45

2009 Ritson-Williams, R. V. J. Paul, S. N. Arnold, R. S. Steneck. Larval settlement preferences

and post-settlement survival of the threatened Caribbean corals Acropora palmata and

  1. cervicornis . Coral Reefs. DOI 10.1007/s00338-009-0555-z

2009 Steneck, R. S., Paris, C. B., Arnold, S. N., Ablan-Lagman, M. C., Alcala, A. C., Butler,

M.J., McCook, L.J., Russ, G. R., Sale, P. F. Thinking and managing outside the box:

Enlarging the footprint and coalescing connectivity networks for the resilience of coral

reef ecosystems. Coral Reefs. DOI: 10.1007/s00338-009-0470-3 (Selected by Faculty

of 1000 Biology as “Exceptional” a “Must Read” publication)

2009 Stephenson, E. H., Steneck, R. S., and Seeley, R. H. Possible temperature limits to range

expansion of non-native Asian shore crabs in Maine. Journal of Experimental Marine

Biology and Ecology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jembe.2009.04.020

2009 Wilson, K. Kelley, J., Croitoru, A., Dionne, M., Belknap, D. and Steneck, R. Stratigraphic

and Ecophysical Characterizations of Salt Pools: Dynamic Landforms of the

Webhannet Salt Marsh, Wells, ME, USA. Estuaries and Coasts. 32:855–870

2010 Estes, J. A., Peterson, C. H. and Steneck, R. S. , Some effects of apex predators in

higher-latitude coastal oceans. Pages 37 – 53 In: Trophic Cascades: predators, prey,

and the changing dynamics of nature. Terborgh, J. and Estes, J. S. (eds). Island Press,

Washington, DC.

2010 Incze, L., Xue, H., Wolff, N., Xu, D., Wilson, C. and Steneck, R. S. Connectivity of

lobster populations in the coastal Gulf of Maine Part II. Coupled biophysical dynamics.

Fisheries Oceanography19: 1, 1–20

2010 Steneck R. S., and Wilson, J. A. A fisheries play in an ecosystem theater: challenges of

managing ecological and social drivers of marine fisheries at nested spatial scales.

Bulletin of Marine Science. 86(2): 387–411

2010 Arnold, S., Mumby, P. Steneck, R. S. Running the gauntlet to coral recruitment through a

sequence of local multiscale processes. Marine Ecology Progress Series. DOI


2010 Foley, M., Halpern, B.S., Micheli, F., Armsby, M.H., Caldwell, M. R., Prahler, E., Silvas,

D., Crain, C. M., Rohr, Beck, M. W., Carr, M. H., Crowder, L. B., Duffy, E., Hacker,

S., D., McLeod, K., Peterson, C. H., Regan, H. M., Sandifer, P. A., Steneck, R. S.,

Guiding scientific principles for marine spatial planning. Marine Policy.


2010 Gelcich, S., Hughes, T. P., Olsson, P., Folke, C., Defeo, O., Fernandez, M., Foal, S.,

Gunderson, L. H., Rodriguez-Sickert, C., Scheffer, M., Steneck, R., and Castilla, J. C.

Navigating transformations in governance of Chilean marine coastal resources. Proc.

Of Nat. Acad. Sciences. Doi: 10.1073/pnas.1012021107

2010 Hughes, T., Graham, N., Jackson, J., Mumby, P., Steneck, R.. Rising to the challenge of

sustaining coral reef resilience. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. doi:


2010 Lorenzen, K., Steneck, R. Warner, R. R. Parma, A. M. Colemen, F. C. and Leber, K. M.

The spatial dimensions of fisheries: putting it all in place. An introduction to the

proceedings of the seventh William R. and Lenore Mote Symposium in Fisheries

Ecology. Bulletin of Marine Science. 86(2): 169–177

2010 Sale, P.F., Van Lavieren, H., Lagman, M.A., Atema, J., Butler, M., Fauvelot, C., Hogan,

J.D., Jones, G.P., Lindeman, K.C., Paris, C.B. and Steneck, R.,. Preserving reef

connectivity: A handbook for marine protected area managers. Connectivity Working

Group. Coral Reef Targeted Research & Capacity Building for Management Program,


2010 Wells, R.J.D., Steneck, R. S., Palma, A. T. , Three-dimensional resource partitioning

between American lobster (Homarus americanus) and rock crab (Cancer irroratus) in a

subtidal kelp forest, J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. (2010), doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2010.01.008

2011 Hetzinger, S. J. Halfar, J. V. Mecking, N. S. Keenlyside, A. Kronz, R. S. Steneck, W. H.

Adey, P. A. Lebednik Marine proxy evidence linking decadal North Pacific and

Atlantic climate. Climate Dynamics. DOI 10.1007/s00382-011-1229-4.

2011 Hetzinger, S., Halfar, J., Zack, T., Jacob, D., Kunz, B., Gamboa, G., Kronz, A., Adey, W.,

Lebednik, P., Steneck, R., High-resolution analysis of trace elements from the North

Atlantic and North Pacific in encrusting coralline algae by laser ablation ICP-MS.

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 302, 81-94.

doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.06.004, Impact Factor: 2.8

2011 Halfar, J., Williams, B, Hetzinger, S., Steneck, R.S., Lebednik, P., Winsborough, C.,

Omar, A., Chan, P., Wanamaker, A., 225 years of Bering Sea climate and ecosystem

dynamics archived by coralline algae, Geology. 39: 579-582. Impact Factor: 4.2

2011 Mumby, P. J. and Steneck, R. S. The resilience of coral reefs and its implications for reef

management. Chapter 29 Pages 509 -519 in. Dubinsky, Z. and Stambler, N. (eds)

Coral Reefs: An Ecosystem in Transition. Springer Press. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-


2011 Steneck, R. S., Hughes, T. P., Adger, N., Arnold, S., Boudreau, S., Brown, K. Berkes, F.,

Cinner, J., Folke, C., Gunderson, L., Olsson, P., Scheffer, M., Stephenson, E. Walker

B., Wilson, J. and Worm, B. Creation of a gilded trap by the high economic value of

the Maine lobster fishery. Conservation Biology DOI: 10.1111/j.1523-1739.2011.01717

(Selected by Faculty of 1000 Biology as among “the top 2% of published articles

in biology and medicine”).

2011 Williams, B., Halfar, J., Steneck, R. S., Wortmann, U. G., Hetzinger, S., Adey, W.,

Lebednik, P., and Joachimski, M.: Twentieth century δ13C variability in surface water

dissolved inorganic carbon recorded by coralline algae in the northern North Pacific

Ocean and the Bering Sea, Biogeosciences Discuss, 7, 5801-5828, doi:10.5194/bgd-7-


2012 Mumby, P. J., Steneck, R. S., Edwards, A.J., Coleman, R., Harborne, A. R., Gibson, J. P.

Fishing down a Caribbean food web and discovering trophic cascades. Marine Ecology

Progress Series. 445: 13 – 24

2012 Arnold, S. N. and Steneck, R. S. Settling into an increasingly hostile world: The rapidly

closing “recruitment window” for corals. PLoS ONE 6(12): e28681.

doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0028681. (Selected by Faculty of 1000 Biology as among

“the top 2% of published articles in biology and medicine”).

2012 Nyström M, Norström AV, Bleckner T, de la Torre Castro M, Eklöf JS, Folke C, Steneck

RS, Thyresson M, Troell M, Österblom H.. Confronting feedbacks of degraded marine

ecosystems. Ecosystems. DOI 10.1007/s10021-012-9530-6

2012 Perry, C. T., Edinger, E. N., Kench, P. S., Murphy, G. N., Smithers, S. G., Steneck, R. S.

and Mumby P. J.. Estimating rates of biologically driven coral reef framework

production and erosion: a new census-based carbonate budget methodology and

application to the reefs of Bonaire. Coral Reefs 31: 853 – 868

2012 Pikitch, E., Boersma, P.D., Boyd, I.L., Conover, D.O., Cury, P., Essington, T., Heppell,

S.S., Houde, E.D., Mangel, M., Pauly, D., Plagányi, É., Sainsbury, K., and Steneck,

R.S. 2012. Little Fish, Big Impact: Managing a Crucial Link in Ocean Food Webs.

Lenfest Ocean Program. Washington, DC. 108 pp.

2012 Steneck, R. S. Apex predators and trophic cascades in large marine ecosystems: learning

from serendipity. Proceeding in the National Academy of Sciences. 109: 7953 – 7954.

2013 Mumby, P, Steneck, R, Hastings, A. Evidence for and against the existence of alternate

attractors on coral reefs. Oikos: doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.00262.

2013 Perry CT, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ.

Caribbean-wide decline in carbonate production threatens coral reef growth. Nature

Communications: DOI: 10.1038/ncomms2409.

2013 Witman, J., Dayton, P. Arnold, S. Steneck, R., Marsh, A. Birkeland, C. 2011. The scuba

science revolution. Smithsonian Cont. to Mar. Sci. 39: 3 – 12.

2013 Estes, J. A., Steneck, R. S., Lindberg, D. R. Exploring the Consequences of Species

Interactions through the Assembly and Disassembly of Food Webs: A Pacific/Atlantic

Comparison. Bulletin of Marine Sciences. 89(1), 11-29.

2013 Mumby, P.J., Bejarano, S. Golbuu, Y. Steneck, R. S., Suzanne N. Arnold, Robert van

Woesik, Alan Friedlander Empirical relationships among resilience indicators on

Micronesian reefs. Coral Reefs. DOI 10.1007/s00338-012-0966-0

2013 Steneck RS. Sea urchins as drivers of shallow benthic marine community structure Pages

195 – 212 In “Sea Urchins: Biology and Ecology, Third Edition” (J. M. Lawrence,

Ed.), Academic Press, San Diego.

2013 Steneck, R. S., and Wahle, R. A. American lobster dynamics in a brave new ocean.

Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 2013, 70(11): 1612-1624

2013 Steneck, R. S., Johnson, C. Kelp forests: dynamic patterns, processes and feedbacks.

Pages 315 – 336 in Bertness, M., Silliman, B., Stachowitz, J. Marine Community


2013 Steneck, R. S., Leland, A., McNaught, D.,Vavrinec, J. Ecosystem flips, locks and

feedbacks: The lasting effects of fisheries on Maine’s kelp forest ecosystem. Bulletin of

Marine Sciences. 89: 31 – 55 ( Selected by Faculty

1000 as outstanding. Also highlighted by the journal and awarded ‘open access’.

2013 Wilson, J., Hill, J., Kersula, M., Wilson, C. L., Whitsel, L., Yan, L., Acheson, J., Chen, Y.

Cleaver, C., Congdon, C., Hayden, A., Hayes, P., Johnson, T., Morehead, G., Steneck,

R., Turner, R., Vadas, R., Wilson, C. J. Costly information and the evolution of selforganization

in a small, complex economy. J. Econ. Behav. Org.

2014 Steneck, R. S., Arnold, S. N., Mumby, P. J. Experiment mimics fishing on parrotfish:

insights on coral reef recovery and alternative attractors. Marine Ecology Progress

Series. 506: 115 – 127. doi/ 10.3354/meps10764.

2014 Travis, J., Coleman, F. C., Auster, P. J., Cury, P.M., Estes, J. A., Orensanz, J., Peterson, C.

H., Power, M. E., Steneck, R. S., Wootton, J. T. The invisible fabric of nature: species

interactions and fisheries management. Proceedings of the National Academe of

Sciences. (doi/10.1073/pnas.1305853111).

2014 Perry CT, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ.

Changing dynamics of Caribbean reef carbonate budgets: emergence of reef bioeroders

as critical controls on present and future reef growth potential’. Proceedings of the

Royal Society B. 281, 20142018.

2014 Pikitch, Ellen; Rountos, Konstantine; Essington, Timothy; Santora, Christine; Pauly,

Daniel; Watson, Reg; Sumaila, Rashid; Boersma, P; Boyd, Ian; Conover, David; Cury,

Philippe; Heppell, Selina; Houde, Edward; Mangel, Marc; Plaganyi, Eva; Sanisbury,

Keith; Steneck, Robert; Geers, Tess; Gownaris, Natasha; Munch, Stephan, The global

contribution of forage fish to marine fisheries and ecosystems. Fish and Fisheries: 15:

43 – 64.

2014 Ritson-Williams, R., Arnold, S. N. Paul, V. J., Steneck R. S. 2013. Larval settlement

preferences of Acropora palmata and Montastraea faveolata in response to diverse red

algae. Coral Reefs. DOI 10.1007/s00338-013-1113-2.

2014 Williams, B., Halfar, J., DeLong, K.L., Hetzinger, S., Steneck, R. S., and Jacob, D. E.,

Multi-specimen and multi-site calibration of Aleutian coralline algal Mg/Ca to sea

surface temperature. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

  1. Perry, C.T, Steneck, R. S. Murphy, G. N, Kench, P. S., Edinger,E. N., Smithers, S. G.,

Mumby, P. J. Regional-scale dominance of non-framework building corals on

Caribbean reefs affects carbonate production and future reef growth. Global Change

Biology. Doi: 10.1111/gcb.12792.

2015 Aswani, S., Mumby, P. J. Baker, A. C., Christie P., McCook, L. J., Steneck, R. S. and

Richmond, R. H. Scientific Frontiers in the Management of Coral Reefs. Frontiers in

Marine Science. 2:50 doi: 10.3389/fmars.201500050

2015 Dean, A., Steneck, R. S., Tager, D., Pandolfi, J. M. Overlooked biodiversity of crustose

coralline algae on the Great Barrier Reef: Their Distribution, diversity and abundance.

Coral Reefs: 34 (2): 581 – 594.

2015 Edumnds, P., Steneck,R.,., Albright, L., Carpenter, R., Chuie, R. C., Fan, A., Gates, R.,

Harii, S., Kitano, H., Kurihara, H., Legendre, L , Mitarai, H., Nozawa, S., Padilla-

Gamino, Y., Sakai, K. Suzuki, G., van Oppen, M., Price, N. N., , Satoh, N. Yarid, A.,

Geographic variation in long-term trajectories of change in coral recruitment: a global

to local perspective. Marine and Freshwater Research 66(7) 609-622

2015 Quéré, G., Meistertzheim, A.L., Steneck, R.S. and Nugues, M.M., 2015.

Histopathology of crustose coralline algae affected by white band and white

patch diseases. PeerJ, 3, p.e1034.

2015 Roff, G., Doropoulos, C., Zupan, M. Rogers, A., Steneck, R., Golbuu, Y and Mumby, P.

  1. Phase shift facilitation following cyclone disturbance on coral reefs. Oecologia:

178, Issue 4, pp 1193-1203

2015 Fietzke, J., Ragazzola, F., Halfar, J., Dietze, H., Foster, L. C., Hansteen, T. H., Eisenhauer,

  1. and Steneck, R. S. Boron isotope images reveal seasonal cycle and long -term trend

in sea water pH. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Proceedings of

the National Academy of Sciences, 112(10), 2960-2965.

2015 Fredriksen, S., Karsten, U., Bartsch, I., Woelfel, J., Koblowsky, M., Schumann, R., Moy,

S., Steneck, R., Wiktor, J., Wiencke, C. Biodiversity of benthic micro- and macroalgae

from Svalbard with special focus on Kongsfjorden. Adv Polar Ecol. In press.

2015 Mumby, P. J., Steneck, R. S., Adjeroud, M. Arnold, S., N. The importance of herbivorous

fish as a driver of coral recruitment in Pacific versus Atlantic ecosystems. Oikos.

DOI: 10.1111/oik.02673

2015 Quéré, G., Steneck, R. S., Nugues, M. M. Spatio-temporal and species-specific patterns of

diseases affecting crustose coralline algae in Curacao. Coral Reefs. 34: 259 – 273.

DOI 10.1007/s00338-014-1225.

2015 Roff, G., Bejarano, S., Bozec, Y., Nuges, M., Steneck, R. S., Mumby, P. J. Porites and

the Phoenix effect: unprecedented recovery after a mass coral bleaching event at

Rangiroa Atoll, French Polynesia. Marine biology, 161(6), 1385-1393.

2015 Roff, G., Chollett, I., Doropolous, C., Golbuu, Y., Steneck, R. S., and Mumby, P.J.

Exposure-driven phase shift following catastrophic disturbance on coral reefs. Coral

Reefs. 34:715 – 725.

2016 Mumby, P.J., Steneck, R.S., Adjeroud, M. and Arnold, S.N., 2016. High resilience masks

underlying sensitivity to algal phase shifts of Pacific coral reefs. Oikos, 125(5), pp.644-


2016 Krumhansl KA1*; Okamoto D1; Rassweiler A3; Novak M4; Cavanaugh KC5; Connell SD6;

Johnson C7; Konar B8; Ling S7; Micheli F9; Norderhaug K10; Pérez-Matus A11; Pinto IS12;

Reed D3; Salomon A1; Shears N13; Wernberg T14; Barrett N7; Buschmann AH15; Carr M16;

Caselle JE7; Derriene S17; Goodwin C18; Edgar G7; Edwards ME19; Estes J16; Kenner M16;

Kushner DJ20; Moy F21; Nunn J18; Steneck R22; Vásquez J23; Vega A23; Witman J24 Byrnes

J2; Global Patterns of Kelp Forest Change over the Past Half-Century. Proceedings of

the National Academy of Sciences. Doi/10.1073/pnas.1606102113.

2017 McHenry, J., Steneck, R.S. and Brady, D.C., Abiotic proxies for predictive mapping of

nearshore benthic assemblages: implications for marine spatial planning. Ecological

Applications, 27(2), pp.603-618.

2017 Camacho, R.A. and Steneck, R.S., 2017. Creating a TURF from the bottom-up: Antigua’s

community-based coral reef no-take reserve. Bulletin of Marine Science, 93(1), pp.217-


2017 Steneck, R. S., Bellwood, D. R., Hay, M. E. Herbivory in the Marine Realm. Current

Biology 27: 1-6. Impact factor 8.85

2017 Bejarano, S., Jouffray, J. Chollett, I., Allen, R., Elma, E., Roff, G. Steneck, R., Ferse, S.,

Mumby, P. J. The shape of success in a turbulent world:Wave exposure filtering of

coral reef fishes. Functional Ecology 2017 doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12828. Impact

factor 5.21

2017 Steneck, R. S., Parma, A., Ernst, B., Wilson, J. Two lobster tales: lessons from the

convergent evolution of TURFs in Maine (USA) and the Juan Fernandez Islands

(Chile)”. Bulletin of Marine Sciences. 93: 13 – 33. Editor’s choice for “Featured

article” and awarded ‘open access’. Impact factor 2.26

2017 Williams, B., Halfar, J., DeLong, K.L., Smith, E., Steneck, R., Lebednik, P., Jacob, D. E.,

Fietzke, J., Moore, G. W. K. North Pacific 20th century decadal-scale variability is

unique for the past 350 years. Geophysical Research Letters. 44: 3761 – 3769. Impact

factor 4.25

2018 Hetzinger, S., Halfar, J., Kronz, A., Simon, K., Adey, W.H. and Steneck, R.S., 2018.

Reproducibility of Clathromorphum compactum coralline algal Mg/Ca ratios and

comparison to high-resolution sea surface temperature data. Geochimica et

Cosmochimica Acta, 220, pp.96-109. Impact factor 4.25

2018 Mumby, P. J., Steneck, R. S. Paradigm lost: Dynamic nutrients and missing

detritus on coral reefs. BioScience in press. Impact factor 5.38

2018 Perry, C., T., Alvarez-Flip, Graham, N. A, Kench, P. S., Manzello, D. P. Steneck,

  1. S., et al. Loss of coral reef growth capacity to track sea-level rise under

climate change. Nature. Impact factor


2018 Pikitch, E. K., Munch, S. B., Broms K. M, Mangel, Perretti, C., D. Boersma, Boyd, I., L.,

Conover, D. O., Cury, P., Essington, T. Geers, N. Gownaris, S. Heppell, E. Houde, D.

Pauly, E. Plaganyi, Rountos, KI., Sainsbury, K., Santora, R. S. Steneck. The Strong

Connection Between Forage Fish and Their Predators: Correcting Hilborn et al.

Fisheries Research. 198: 220 – 223. Impact factor 1.9.

  1. Anglès d’Auriac, M. B., Le Gall, L., Peña, V., Hall-Spencer, J. Steneck, R. Fredriksen, S.,

Husa, V., Gitmark, J. Christie, H., Eli Rinde. Efficient coralline algal psbA mini

barcoding and HRM analysis using a simple custom DNA preparation” In press:

Nature Scientific Reports.

2018 Roff, George, Sonia Bejarano2, Mark Priest1, Alyssa Marshell3, Iliana Chollett4,

Robert S. Steneck5, Christopher Doropoulos6, Yimnang Golbuu7, Peter J

Mumby1 Seascapes as drivers of coral reef ecosystem function. In press:

Ecological Monographs. Impact factor 8.7

2018 Steneck, R. S., Peter J. Mumby, Chancey MacDonald, Douglas B. Rasher, George


Attenuating effects of ecosystem management on coral reefs Science

Advances.. 4, eaao5493 (2018) DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aao5493. Impact factor


2018 Steneck, R. S., The Gulf of Maine: A laboratory for overexploitation. Chapter in

Hunter, M. D., Conservation Biology. In press.

2018 Eckrich, Caren, Steneck, Rober, Rempel, Hannah, Corubolo, Alessandro. Local

conservation measures paving a prudent path for Bonaire’s corals in a changing

climate. 71st Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Conference.

2019 Cammen, K., Rasher, D. and Steneck, R. Predator recovery, shifting baselines, and

the adaptive management challenges they create. Ecosphere. 10.1002/ecs2.2579

  1. Lefcheck, J. S., Innes-Gold, A. A., Brandl, S. J. Steneck, R.S. Torres, R. E. Rasher,
  2. B. Biodiversity enhances coral reef functioning across multiple scales.

Submitted to Science Advances. Impact factor 11.51.

Submitted or In Revision:

2019 Price, N. N., Legendre, S., Steneck,R., Albright, L., Carpenter, R., Chuie, R. C., Fan, A.,

Gates, R., Harii, S., Kitano, H., Kurihara, H., Mitarai, H., Nozawa, S., Padilla-Gamino,

Y., Sakai, K. Suzuki, G., van Oppen, M., Satoh, N. Yarid, A., Edumnds, P. Global

biogeography of coral recruitment: tropical decline and subtropical increase. Submitted

to Marine Ecology Progress Series.

2019 Rasher, D. B., Steneck, R. S., Estes, J. A., Halfar, J., Kroeker, K., Ries, J. B., Chan, T. W.,

Fietzke, J., Kamenos, N. A. Konar, B. H., Christopher, J. D., Norley, Weitzman, B., P.,

Westefield, I. T. Climate Change Amplifies Trophic Cascades in a Kelp Forest

Ecosystem. Submitted to Sciences Advances.

2019 Goode, A., Brady, D. C., Steneck, R. S. and Wahle, R. W. “The brighter side of climate

change: How local oceanography amplified a lobster boom in the Gulf of Maine”.

submission to Global Change Biology

2019 Gattuso, et al. A plan to maintain viable coral reefs. Submitted to Science Policy Forum.

2019 Mumby, Peter J., Robert S. Steneck, Karlo Hock, Claire B. Paris. A mechanistic

theory of grazing by Caribbean parrotfishes encompassing behaviour, dispersal,

and diversity at multiple scales.

2019 Rodolfo Chang Bennett, Cynthia J. Lagueux, James A. Wilson, James M. Acheson,

Yong Chen, and Robert S. Steneck Socio-ecological system approach to assess

management of the spiny lobster fishery in Caribbean Nicaragua´´ Submitted

to: Coastal Management.

2019 Chang Bennett, R., Lagueux, C.J., Wilson, J. A., Acheson, J. M., Chen, Y.,

Steneck, R. S. Socio-ecological system approach to assess management of the

spiny lobster fishery in Caribbean Nicaragua. Submitted to Biological Bulletin.

2019 Steneck, R.S., Mumby, P. J. Arnold, S., Rasher, D. Wilson, M., DeLeon R.,

Boenish, R. Managing resilience against climate-induced coral bleaching:A 14-

year case study from Bonaire. Submitted to Frontiers in Marine Science.

2019 Stoll, J., Fogarty, M., Leslie, H., Steneck, R., S. Wilson, J. Modularity in marine

systems to be submitted to Science Policy Forum

2019 Fortunato, E., Pineda, P., Bonilla, Y., Toribio, N., Garcia, J. Guzman, R, Tavares, P.,

Esquea, C., Torres, R., Steneck, R. . Rapid coral ecosystem monitoring in the

Dominican Republic using the Guidelines of the Global Network Monitoring

(GCRMN) for coral reefs of the Caribbean. Submitted

2019 Laetitia Hédouin, Héloïse Rouzé, Cécile Berthe, Elodie Martinez, Pierre Galand, Franck

Lerouvreur, Maggy Nugues, Xavier Pochon, Robert Steneck, Serge Planes. . Facing the

third global coral bleaching event: some Polynesian reefs win and some lose Submitted

to Marine Environmental Research

2019 Chan, P., Halfar, J., Adey, W. H., Lebednik, P. A., Steneck, R. S., Norley, C. J. D., and

Holdsworth D. W. Recent decline in skeletal density and calcification rates of

subarctic crustose coralline algae. Submitted to PNAS.

2019 Steneck, R. S., Mumby, P. J., Arnold, S., Rasher, D. B, Wilson, M., de Leon, R.,

Boenish, R. Managing recovery resilience against climate-induced coral

bleaching and hurricanes: A 15-year case study from Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean.

Submitted to Frontiers in Marine Sciences.

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