Marine Invasions Research
Principal Investigator


  • Sheets, Elizabeth A., Cohen, C. S., Ruiz, Gregory M. and da Rocha, Rosana M. (2016). Investigating the widespread introduction of a tropical marine fouling species. Ecology and Evolution, 6 (8) , 2453-2471.
  • Ashton, Gail V., Davidson, Ian C., Geller, J. and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2016). Disentangling the biogeography of ship biofouling: barnacles in the Northeast Pacific. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25 (6) , 739-750.
  • Gartner, Heidi N., Murray, Cathryn Clarke, Frey, Melissa A., Nelson, Jocelyn C., Larson, Kristen J., Ruiz, Gregory M. and Therriault, Thomas W. (2016). Non-indigenous invertebrate species in the marine fouling communities of British Columbia, Canada. BioInvasions Records: International Journal of Field Research on Biological Invasions, 5 (4) , 205-212.
  • MacIsaac, Hugh J., De Roy, Emma M., Leung, Brian, Grgicak-Mannion, Alice and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2016). Possible Ballast Water Transfer of Lionfish to the Eastern Pacific Ocean. PloS One, 11 (11) , 1-12.
  • Cheng, Brian S. and Grosholz, Edwin D. (2016). Environmental stress mediates trophic cascade strength and resistance to invasion. Ecosphere, 7 (4)
  • Souto, Javier, Kaufmann, Manfred J. and Canning-Clode, João. (2015). New species and new records of bryozoans from shallow waters of Madeira Island. Zootaxa, 3925 (4) , 581-593.
  • Cheng, Brian S., Bible, Jillian M., Chang, Andrew L., Ferner, Matthew C., Wasson, Kerstin, Zabin, Chela J., Latta, Marilyn, Deck, Anna, Todgham, Anne E. and Grosholz, Edwin D. (2015). Testing local and global stressor impacts on a coastal foundation species using an ecologically realistic framework. Global Change Biology, 21 (7) , 2488-2499.
  • Byers, James E., Smith, Rachel S., Pringle, James M., Clark, Graeme F., Gribben, Paul E., Hewitt, Chad L., Inglis, Graeme J., Johnston, Emma L., Ruiz, Gregory M., Stachowicz, John J. and Bishop, Melanie J. (2015). Invasion Expansion: Time since introduction best predicts global ranges of marine invaders. Scientific Reports, 5
  • Ramalhosa, Patrício and Canning-Clode, João. (2015). The invasive caprellid Caprella scaura Templeton, 1836 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Caprellidae) arrives on Madeira Island, Portugal . BioInvasions Records: International Journal of Field Research on Biological Invasions, 4 (2) , 97-102.
  • Muirhead, Jim R., Minton, Mark S., Miller, A. Whitman and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2015). Projected effects of the Panama Canal expansion on shipping traffic and biological invasions. Diversity & Distributions, 21 (1) , 75-87.
  • Kelley, Amanda L., Rivera, Catherine E. de, Grosholz, Edwin D., Ruiz, Gregory M., Yamada, Sylvia Behrens and Gillespie, Graham. (2015). Thermogeographic variation in body size of Carcinus maenas, the European green crab. Marine Biology, 162 (8) , 1625-1635.
  • Chainho, Paula, Fernandes, António, Amorim, Ana, Ávila, Sérgio P., Canning-Clode, João, Castro, João J., Costa, Ana C., Costa, José L., Cruz, Teresa, Gollasch, Stephan, Grazziotin-Soares, Clarissa, Melo, Ricardo, Micael, Joana, Parente, Manuela I., Semedo, Jorge, Silva, Teresa, Sobral, Dinah, Sousa, Mó, Torres, Paulo, Veloso, Vera and Costa, Maria J. (2015). Non-indigenous species in Portuguese coastal areas, coastal lagoons, estuaries and islands. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 167, Part A , 199-211.
  • Blakeslee, April M. H., Keogh, Carolyn L., Fowler, Amy E. and Griffen, Blaine D. (2015). Assessing the effects of trematode infection on invasive green crabs in eastern north america . PloS One, 10 (6) , 1-20.
  • Souto, Javier, Kaufmann, Manfred J. and Canning-Clode, João. (2015). New species and new records of bryozoan from shallow waters of Madeira Island. Zootaxa, (4) , 581-593.
  • Ojaveer, Henn, Galil, Bella S., Campbell, Marnie L., Carlton, James T., Canning-Clode, João, Cook, Elizabeth J., Davidson, Alisha D., Hewitt, Chad L., Jelmert, Anders, Marchini, Agnese, McKenzie, Cynthia H., Minchin, Dan, Occhipinti-Ambrogi, Anna, Olenin, Sergej and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2015). Classification of Non-Indigenous Species Based on Their Impacts: Considerations for Application in Marine Management. PLoS biology, 13 (4)