Stier A.C., Samhouri J.F., Gray S., Martone R., Mach M., Scarborough C., Kappel C., B. Halpern B., and  P.S. Levin. 2017. Integrating expert opinion into food web conservation and management. Conservation Letters. PDF

Stier A.C., Stallings C.D., Samhouri J.F., Albins M.A., and G. Almany. 2017. Biodiversity effects of the predation gauntlet. Coral Reefs. PDF

Samhouri J.F., Stier A.C., Hennessey S., Novak M., Halpern B.S., and Levin P.S. 2017. Rapid and direct recoveries of predators and prey through synchronized ecosystem management. Nature Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1038/s41559-016-0068. PDF

J.F. Samhouri, K.S. Andrews, G. Fay, C.J. Harvey ,E.L. Hazen, S.M Hennessey, K. Holsman, M.E. Hunsicker, S.I. Large, K.N. Marshall, A.C. Stier, J.C. Tam, S.G. Zador. Defining ecosystem thresholds for human activities and environmental pressures in the California Current. Ecosphere. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1860 PDF

Lynham J, Halpern B, Blenckner T.=, Essington T.=, Estes J.=, Hunsicker M.=, Kappel C.=, Salomon A.=, Scarborough C.=, Selkoe K.=, and A.C. Stier=. 2017. Shifting Ecosystems, Institutional Inertia and US Ocean Policy. Marine Policy. PDF

S. W. Geange, D. E. Poulos, A. C. Stier and M. I. McCormick. 2017. The relative influence of abundance and priority effects on colonization success in a coral reef fish. Coral Reefs. 36: 151 PDF


Stier A.C., Samhouri J.F., Marshall, K.N., Ward E.J., M. Novak, and P.S. Levin. 2016. Ecosystem context and historical contingency in apex predator recoveries. Science Advances 2. PDF

Stier A.C. Bolker B., and C.W. Osenberg. Disentangling sampling effects from ecological process in analysis of beta diversity. 2016. Ecosphere. 7:e01612. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1612. PDF

Marshall K.N., Stier, A.C., Samhouri J.F., and E.J. Ward. 2016. Conservation challenges of predator recovery. Conservation Lettersdoi: 10.1111/conl.12186. PDF

Ghallagher A.J., Brandle S.J., and A.C. Stier. Intraspecific variation in body size does not alter the effects of mesopredators on prey. Royal Society Open Science. PDF.


Palmer T.M., E.G. Pringle, A.C. Stier, and R.D. Holt. 2015. Mutualism in a community context. Book Chapter In J. Bronstein (ed) Mutualisms. Book. Book Review by David Boucher PDF.

Rudman S.M., Rodriguez-Cabal M., Stier A.C., Sato T., Heavyside J., El-Sabaawi R.W., and G.M. Crutsinger. 2015. Local adaptation mediates top-down and bottom-up control in aquatic ecosystems.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1234. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. PDF

Selkoe K., Lynham J, Halpern B, Blenckner T.=, Essington T.=, Estes J.=, Hunsicker M.=, Kappel C.=, Salomon A.=, Scarborough C.=, and A.C. Stier=. 2015. Ten principles for managing ecosystem tipping points. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability. 1:5. PDF


Stier A.C.=, Hein A. M.=, Parravicini V.‡, and M. Kulbicki M.‡. 2014 Biogeography Drives Marine Food Web Structure. Nature Communications. 5. doi:10.1038/ncomms6575. PDF

Stier A.C., K.M. Hanson, S.J. Holbrook, R.J. Schmitt, A.J. Brooks. 2014. Predation and landscape characteristics independently affect reef fish community organization. Ecology. 95: 1294-1307. PDF

Stier A.C.= and J.W. White=. 2014. Predator density and the functional response of coral reef fish. Coral Reefs. 33: 235-240. PDF

Stier A.C.= and Leray M=. 2014. Predators alter community organization of coral reef cryptofauna and reduce abundance of coral mutualists. Coral Reefs. 33: 181-191. PDF

Shelton A.O., Samhouri J.F., Stier A.C., and P.S. Levin. Assessing trade-offs to inform ecosystem-based fisheries management of forage fish. Nature Scientific Reports. 4:7110. DOI: 10.1038/srep07110. PDF

White J.W., Rassweiler A.=, Samhouri J.F.=, Stier A.C.=, and C. White=. 2014. Ecologists should not use statistical significance tests to interpret simulation model results. Oikos. 123: 385-388. PDF

Monaghan J.R, A.C. Stier, F. Michonneau, B. Pasch, M.D. Smith, and A.W. Seifert. Metamorphosis restricts regenerative capacity and growth in amphibians. 2014. Regeneration. 1(1): 2-14. PDF


Stier A.C., S.W. Geange‡, and K.M. Hanson. 2013. Predator density and timing of arrival affect reef fish community assembly. Ecology. 94(5): 1057-1068. PDF

Stier A.C., S.W. Geange‡, and B.M. Bolker. 2013. Predator density and competition modify the shape of inverse density dependence in a shoaling reef fish. Oikos122: 171-178. PDF. **Editors Choice in Oikos.

Stier A.C., J.A.Idjadi, S.W. Geange‡, and J.S. White. 2013. High mortality in a surgeonfish following an exceptional settlement event. Pacific Science. 67(4): 533–538. PDF

Geange S.W.‡, J.S. Shima, and A.C. Stier. 2013. An evaluation of competitive effect and response in three species of coral reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series.472: 239-248. PDF

Carr L.A., Stier A.C., Fietz K., Montero I., Gallagher A.J., and J.F. Bruno. 2013. llegal shark fishing in the Galapagos Marine Reserve. Marine Policy.  39: 317–321. PDF


Stier A.C. =, M.A. Gil =, C.S. McKeon=, S. Lemer‡, M. Leray‡, S.C. Mills‡, and C.W. Osenberg. 2012. Housekeeping mutualisms: do more symbionts facilitate host performance. PLoS ONE. 7(4): e32079. PDF

McCoy M.W., Stier A.C., and C.W. Osenberg. 2012. Emergent effects of multiple predators on prey survival. The importance of depletion and the functional response. Ecology Letters. 15: 1449-1456. PDF

McKeon C.S., Stier A.C., and S.E. McIlroy*, and B.M. Bolker. 2012. Multiple Defender Effects: Synergistic coral defense by exosymbiotic crustaceans. 169: 1095-1103. Oecologia. sePDF

Seifert A.W., J.R. Monaghan, M.D. Smith, B. Pasch, A.C. Stier, F. Michonneau, and M. Maden‡. 2012. The influence of functional traits on mechanisms controlling appendage regeneration. Biological Reviews.87: 330-345PDF


Barbier, E., S. D. Hacker, E. Koch, B. Silliman, and A. C. Stier. 2011. Estuarine and coastal ecosystems and their M. Van den Belt and R. Costanza, editors. Elsevier. In press.

Osenberg C.W., Shima J.S.‡, Miller S.L.‡, and A.C. Stier. 2011  Assessing effects of marine protected areas confounding in space and possible solutions. in J. Claudet (ed) Marine Protected Areas:Effects, networks, and monitoring – A multidisciplinary approach. Cambridge University Press. Abstract

Barbier, E., S.D. Hacker, E. Koch, Stier A.C., and B. Silliman. 2011. The value of estuarine and coastal ecosystem services. Ecological Monographs. 81 (2) 169 – 193 PDF

Shantz A.A.*, Stier A.C., and J.A. Idjadi. 2011. Coral density and predation affect growth of a reef building coral. Coral Reefs. 30: 363 – 367. PDF


Stier A.C. and C.W. Osenberg. 2010. Propagule redirection: habitat availability affects colonization and recruitment in reef fishes. Ecology 91 : 2826–2832. **Awarded best student paper award of 2010 UF dept. of Biology. PDF

Stier A.C., McKeon C.S., Osenberg C.W. and J.S. Shima. 2010. Guard Crabs Alleviate Deleterious Effects of Vermetid Snails on a Branching Coral. Coral Reefs. 29 (4) 1019 – 1022. PDF

Shima J.S.‡, Osenberg C.W., and A.C. Stier. 2010. Deleterious effects of vermetid snail (Dendrapoma maxima) on coral growth and survival. Biology Letters. 6 (6) 815-818. PDF** Editors Choice in Science

Geange S.W.‡ and A.C. Stier. 2010. Charismatic microfauna alter cyanobacteria production through a trophic cascade. Coral Reefs. 29: 393 – 397. PDF

Heinlein J.M.*, Stier A.C., and M.A. Steele. 2010. Predators reduce abundance and species richness of coral reef fish recruits via non-selective predation.Coral Reefs. 29. 527 – 532. PDF

Geange S.W.‡ and A.C. Stier. 2010. Priority effects and habitat complexity affect the strength of competition. Oecologia. 1: 111-118. PDF

White J.W., Samhouri J.F., Stier A.C., Wormald C.L., Hamilton S.L., and S.A. Sandin. 2010. Synthesizing mechanisms of density dependence in reef fishes: behavior, habitat configuration, and observational scale. Ecology. 89 : 2980–2985.URL. Additional photo appendix: Fish Density on Reefs. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America 91:347–350. PDF


Geange S.W.‡ and A.C. Stier. 2009. Order of arrival affects competition in two reef fishes. Ecology 90: 2868-2878. PDF

Boyer S.E.*, White JS, Stier A.C., and CW Osenberg. 2009. Effects of the fish anesthetic, clove oil (eugenol), on coral health and growth. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology 369: 53-57. PDF


Stier A.C., Steele M.A, and A.J. Brooks. 2008. Reef Fish Settle to Spines of Crown of Thorns Seastar, Acanthaster planci. Coral Reefs. 28: 227-227. PDF


Stier A.C. 2012. Predators and Habitat Drive Reef Fish Community Organization. PhD Dissertation in Zoology. Department of Biology, University of Florida.

Carr L.A., Stier A.C., and Bruno J.F. 2011. Quantification of the seized shark catch aboard the Fer Mary I. Report to the Galapagos National Marine Park.

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