Marine Invasions Research
Principal Investigator


  • Cohen, C. Sarah, McCann, Linda, Davis, Tammy, Shaw, Linda and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2011). Discovery and significance of the colonial tunicate Didemnum vexillum in Alaska . Aquatic Invasions, 6 (3) , 263-271.
  • Carlton, JamesT, Ruiz, Gregory M., Beyers, James E., Cangelosi, Allegra, Dobbs, Fred C., Grosholz, Edwin D., Leung, Brian, MacIsaac, Hugh J., Wonham, Marjorie J., Ehlers, Laura J. and De Guzman, Ellen. . (2011). Assessing the relationship between propagule pressure and invasion risk in ballast water. National Academies Press .
  • Canning-Clode, João, Fofonoff, Paul W., Riedel, Gerhardt, Torchin, Mark E. and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2011). The Effects of Copper Pollution on Fouling Assemblage Diversity: A Tropical-Temperate Comparison . PLoS ONE, 6 (3) , e18026-e18026.
  • Blakeslee, April M. H., Canning-Clode, João, Lind, Eric M. and Quilez-Badia, Gemma. (2011). Biological invasions in the 21st century: Ecological impacts, predictions, and management across land and sea . Environmental research, 111 (7) , 891-892.
  • Ruiz, Gregory M., Fofonoff, Paul W., Steves, Brian and Dahlstrom, Alisha. (2011). Marine crustacean invasions in North America: a synthesis of historical records and documented impacts. In the wrong place - alien marine crustaceans: distribution, biology and impacts (215-250) Springer .
  • Altman, Irit, Blakeslee, April M. H., Osio, Giacomo C., Rillahan, Christopher B., Teck, Sarah J., Meyer, John J., Byers, James E. and Rosenberg, Andrew A. (2011). A practical approach to implementation of ecosystem-based management: a case study using the Gulf of Maine marine ecosystem. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 9 (3) , 183-189.
  • Pringle, James M., Blakeslee, April M. H., Byers, James E. and Roman, Joe. (2011). Asymmetric dispersal allows an upstream region to control population structure throughout a species' range. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 108 (37) , 15288-15293.
  • Zabin, Chela J., Obernolte, Rena, Mackie, Joshua A., Gentry, Jackson, Harris, Leslie and Geller, Jonathan. (2010). A non-native bryozoan creates novel substrate on the mudflats in San Francisco Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 412 , 129-139.
  • Murphy, Kathleen R., Butler, Kenna D., Spencer, Robert G. M., Stedmon, Colin A., Boehme, Jennifer R. and Aiken, George R. (2010). Measurement of Dissolved Organic Matter Fluorescence in Aquatic Environments: An Interlaboratory Comparison. Environmental Science & Technology, 44 (24) , 9405-9412.
  • Hoos, Phillip M., Miller, A. Whitman, Ruiz, Gregory M., Vrijenhoek, Robert C. and Geller, Jonathan B. (2010). Genetic and historical evidence disagree on likely sources of the Atlantic amethyst gem clam Gemma gemma (Totten, 1834) in California. Diversity & Distributions, 16 (4) , 582-592.
  • Davidson, Ian C., Zabin, Chela J., Chang, Andrew L., Brown, Christopher W., Sytsma, Mark D. and Ruiz, Gregory M. (2010). Recreational boats as potential vectors of marine organisms at an invasion hotspot. Aquatic Biology, 11 (2) , 179-191.
  • Cook, Elizabeth J., Shucksmith, Richard, Orr, Heather, Ashton, Gail V. and Berge, Jorgen. (2010). Fatty acid composition as a dietary indicator of the invasive caprellid, Caprella mutica (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Marine Biology, 157 (1) , 19-27.
  • Blakeslee, April M. H., McKenzie, C. H., Darling, J. A., Byers, James E., Pringle, J. M. and Roman, J. (2010). A hitchhiker’s guide to the Maritimes: anthropogenic transport facilitates long-distance dispersal of an invasive marine crab to Newfoundland. Diversity & Distributions, 16 (6) , 879-891.
  • Rup, Michael P., Bailey, Sarah A., Wiley, Chris J., Minton, Mark S., Miller, A. Whitman, Ruiz, Gregory M. and MacIsaac, Hugh J. (2010). Domestic ballast operations on the Great Lakes: potential importance of Lakers as a vector for introduction and spread of nonindigenous species. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 67 (2) , 256-268.
  • Lee, Henry,II, Reusser, Deborah A., Frazier, Melanie and Ruiz, Gregory M. . (2010). Density Matters: Review of Approaches to Setting Organism-Based Ballast Water Discharge Standards. EPA, Office of Research and Development .