Visit the Bowdoin Digital Commons website to access Schiller Coastal Studies Center publications.

See list of publications below.

(Bowdoin authors in bold, *indicates Bowdoin undergraduate, † indicates visiting student)


Kingston S.E., *Martino P., *Watling J., Melendy M., Reed, F., Carlon D. B. 2018. Linking genotype to phenotype in a changing ocean: inferring the genomic architecture of a blue mussel stress response with genome-wide association. Journal of Evolutionary Biology. 31: 346-361. 10.1111/jeb.13224.

†Harmon, E.A. and J.D. Allen. 2018. Predator-induced plasticity in egg capsule deposition in the mudsnail Tritia obsoleta. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 586: 113-125 


Christie A.E., Roncalli V., Cieslak M.C., Pascual M.G., Yu A., *Lameyer T.J., *Stanhope M.E., Dickinson P.S. 2017. Prediction of a neuropeptidome for the eyestalk ganglia of the lobster Homarus americanus using a tissue-specific de novo assembled transcriptome. General and Comparatove Endocrinology. 243:96-119.

Horch H. W., Pfister A., Ellers O., & Johnson A.S. 2017. Plasticity in the Cricket Central Nervous System. In The Cricket as a Model Organism (pp. 105-128)


*Dickinson E.S., Johnson A.S., Ellers O., Dickinson P.S. 2016 Forces generated during stretch in the heart of the lobster Homarus americanis are anusotropic and are altered by neuromodulators. Journal of Experimental Biology, 219:1187-1202.


Christie A.E., Chi M., *Lameyer T.J., Pascual M.G., *Shea D.N., *Stanhope M.E., Schulz D.J., Dickinson P.S. 2015. Neuropeptidergic signaling in the American lobster Homarus americanus: New insights from high-throughput nucleotide sequencing. PLoS ONE Dec 30;10(12):e0145964

Dickinson P.S., *Kurland S.C., *Qu X., Parker B.O., *Sreekrishnan A., *Kwiatkowski M.A., *Williams A.H., *Ysasi A.B., Christie A.E. 2015. Distinct or shared actions of peptide family isoforms: II. Multiple pyrokinins exert similar effects in the lobster stomatogastric nervous system. Journal of Experimental Biology. 218:2905-2917.

Dickinson P.S., *Sreekrishnan A., *Kwiatkowski M.A., Christie A.E. 2015. Distinct or shared actions of peptide family isoforms: I. Peptide-specific actions of pyrokinins in the lobster cardiac neuromuscular system. ournal of Experimental Biology. 218:2892-2904.

Allen J.D., *Armstrong A.F. and *Zeigler S.L.. 2015. Environmental induction of polyembryony in echinoid echinoderms. Biological Bulletin. 229: 221-231.


†Schwab DB, Allen JD. Size-specific maternal effects in response to predator cues in an intertidal snail. Inter-Research Marine Ecology Progress Series. doi:10.3354/MEPS


Armer MC, Nilaweera WU, Rivers TJ, Dasgupta NM, Beloozerova IN. 2013. Effect of light on the activity of motor cortex neurons during locomotion. Behavioural brain research.

†Armstrong AF, †Blackburn HN, Allen JD. 2013. A novel report of hatching plasticity in the phylum Echinodermata. The American Naturalist 181(2):264-272.

Horch HW, Johnson A, Ellers O, *Pfister A. 2013. Quantification of dendritic and axonal growth after injury to the auditory system of the adult cricket Gryllus bimaculatus. Frontiers in Physiology 3:367.

Johnson AS, †Salyers JM, *Alcorn NJ, Ellers O, Allen JD. 2013. Externally visible fluorochrome marks and allometries of growing sea urchins. Invertebrate Biology 132:251-269.

Rivers TJ, Morin JG. 2013. Female ostracods respond to and intercept artificial conspecific male luminescent courtship displays. Behavioral Ecology 24(4):877-887. 


Allen JD. 2012. Effects of egg size reductions on development time and juvenile size in three species of echinoid echinoderms: Implications for life history theory. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 422:72-80

Rivers TJ, Morin JG. 2012. The relative cost of using luminescence for sex and defense: light budgets in cypridinid ostracods. The Journal of Experimental Biology 215(16):2860-2868 (with cover photo).


Hilário A, Capa M, Dahlgren TG, Halanych KM, Little CT,Thornhill DJ, Verna C, Glover AG. 2011. New perspectives on the ecology and evolution of siboglinid tubeworms. PloS One 6(2):e16309.

Kemp DW, Oakley CA,Thornhill DJ, *Newcomb LA, Schmidt GW, Fitt WK. 2011. Catastrophic mortality on inshore coral reefs of the Florida Keys due to severe low‐temperature stress. Global Change Biology 17(11):3468-3477.


Allen JD, Pechenik JA. 2010. Understanding the effects of low salinity on fertilization success and early development in the sand dollar Echinarachnius parma. The Biological Bulletin 218(2):189-199.

Mahon AR, Thornhill DJ, Norenburg JL, Halanych KM. 2010. DNA uncovers Antarctic nemertean biodiversity and exposes a decades-old cold case of asymmetric inventory. Polar Biology 33(2):193-202.

Thornhill DJ, *Doubleday K, Kemp DW, Santos SR. 2010a. Host hybridization alters specificity of cnidarian-dinoflagellate associations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 420:113-123.

Thornhill DJ, *Lord JB. 2010. Secondary structure models for the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region 1 from symbiotic dinoflagellates. Protist 161(3):434-451.

Thornhill DJ, Kemp DW, Sampayo EM, Schmidt GW. 2010b. Comparative analyses of amplicon migration behavior in differing denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis (DGGE) systems. Coral reefs 29(1):83-91.

Vaughn D, Allen JD. 2010. The peril of the plankton. Integrative and Comparative Biology 50(4):552-570.

Whitlow WL. 2010. Changes in survivorship, behavior, and morphology in native soft‐shell clams induced by invasive green crab predators. Marine Ecology 31(3):418-430.


*Alcorn NJ, Allen JD. 2009. How do changes in parental investment influence development in echinoid echinoderms? Evolution and Development 11(6):719-727.

Correa AMS, Brandt ME, Smith TB, Thornhill DJ, Baker A. 2009. Symbiodinium associations with diseased and healthy scleractinian corals. Coral Reefs 28(2):437-448.

Ellers O, Johnson AS. 2009. Polyfluorochrome marking slows growth only during the marking month in the green sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. Invertebrate Biology 128(2):126-144.

*Selden R, Johnson AS, Ellers O. 2009. Waterborne cues from crabs induce thicker skeletons, smaller gonads and size-specific changes in growth rate in sea urchins. Marine Biology 156(5):1057-1071.

Simon CA, Thornhill DJ, Oyarzun F, Halanych KM. 2009. Genetic similarity between Boccardia proboscidea  from Western North America and cultured abalone, Haliotis midae, in South Africa. Aquaculture 294(1):18-24.

Thornhill DJ, Dahlgren TG, Halanych KM. 2009a. Evolution and Ecology of Ophryotrocha (Dorvilleidae, Eunicida). Annelids in Modern Biology. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 242-256.

Thornhill DJ, Xiang Y, Fitt WK, Santos SR. 2009b. Reef endemism, host specificity and temporal stability in populations of symbiotic dinoflagellates from two ecologically dominant Caribbean corals. PLoS One 4(7):e6262.


Allen JD. 2008. Size-specific predation on marine invertebrate larvae. The Biological Bulletin 214(1):42-49.

Allen JD. 2008. Whence larvae. American Scientist 96:91.

Allen JD, Pizer M. 2008. Life History Analyses. In: Cain ML, Bowman WD, Hacker SD, editors. Ecology. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates, Inc.

Pratt MC. 2008. Living where the flow is right: How flow affects feeding in bryozoans. Integrative and Comparative Biology 48(6):808-822.

Thornhill DJ, Fielman KT, Santos SR, Halanych KM. 2008a. Siboglinid-bacteria endosymbiosis: a model system for studying symbiotic mechanisms. Communicative and Integrative Biology 1(2):163-166.

Thornhill DJ, Kemp DW, Bruns BU, Fitt WK, Schmidt GW. 2008b. Correspondence between cold tolerance and temperate biogeography in a western Atlantic< Symbiodinium (Dinophyta) Lineage. Journal of Phycology 44(5):1126-1135.

Thornhill DJ, Mahon AR, Norenburg JL, Halanych KM. 2008c. Open‐ocean barriers to dispersal: a test case with the Antarctic Polar Front and the ribbon worm Parborlasia corrugatus (Nemertea: Lineidae). Molecular Ecology 17(23):5104-5117.


Allen JD, McAlister JS. 2007. Testing rates of planktonic versus benthic predation in the field. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 347(1):77-87.

Allen JD, Pernet B. 2007. Intermediate modes of larval development: bridging the gap between planktotrophy and lecithotrophy. Evolution and Development 9(6):643-653.

Allen JD, Podolsky RD. 2007. Uncommon diversity in developmental mode and larval form in the genus Macrophiothrix (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea). Marine Biology 151(1):85-97.

Moran AL, Allen JD. 2007. How does metabolic rate scale with egg size? An experimental test with sea urchin embryos. The Biological Bulletin 212(2):143-150.

Pratt MC, *Grason EW. 2007. Invasive species as a new food source: does a nudibranch predator prefer eating an invasive bryozoan? Biological Invasions 9(6):645-655.


Bretsch K, Allen DM. 2006a. Effects of biotic factors on depth selection by salt marsh nekton. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 334(1):130-138.

Bretsch K, Allen DM. 2006b. Tidal migrations of nekton in salt marsh intertidal creeks. Estuaries and Coasts 29(3):474-486.


Campbell RG, Teegarden GJ, Cembella AD, Durbin EG. 2005. Zooplankton grazing impacts on Alexandriumspp. in the nearshore environment of the Gulf of Maine. Deep Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 52(19):2817-2833.

Pratt MC. 2005. Consequences of coloniality: influence of colony form and size on feeding success in the bryozoan Membranipora membranacea. Marine Ecology Progress Series 303:153-165.


*Butler M, Johnson AS. 2004. Are melanized feather barbs stronger? Journal of Experimental Biology 207(2):285-293.

*Lohrmann NL, Logan BA, Johnson AS. 2004. Seasonal acclimatization of antioxidants and photosynthesis in Chondrus crispus and Mastocarpus stellatus, two co-occurring red algae with differing stress tolerances. The Biological Bulletin 207(3):225-232.

Pratt MC. 2004. Effect of zooid spacing on bryozoan feeding success: is competition or facilitation more important? The Biological Bulletin 207(1):17-27.


Baumgartner MF, Cole TVN, Campbell RG, Teegarden GJ, *Durbin EG. 2003. Associations between North Atlantic right whales and their prey, Calanus finmarchicus, over diel and tidal time scales. Marine Ecology Progress Series 264(155):66.

Teegarden GJ, Cembella AD, Capuano CL, *Barron SH, *Durbin EG. 2003. Phycotoxin accumulation in zooplankton feeding on Alexandrium fundyense—vector or sink? Journal of Plankton Research 25(4):429-443.

Whitlow WL, Rice NA, Sweeney C. 2003. Native species vulnerability to introduced predators: testing an inducible defense and a refuge from predation. Biological Invasions 5(1-2):23-31.


Johnson AS, Ellers O, *Lemire J, *Minor M, *Leddy HA. 2002. Sutural loosening and skeletal flexibility during growth: determination of drop-like shapes in sea urchins. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences 269(1488):215-220.

*Pratt MC, Johnson AS. 2002. Strength, drag, and dislodgment of two competing intertidal algae from two wave exposures and four seasons. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 272(1):71-101.


Campbell RG, Wagner MM, Teegarden GJ, Boudreau CA, *Durbin EG. 2001. Growth and development rates of the copepod Calanus finmarchicus reared in the laboratory. Marine Ecology Progress Series 221:161-183.

Johnson AS. 2001. Drag, drafting, and mechanical interactions in canopies of the red algae Chondrus crispus. The Biological Bulletin 201(2):126-135.

McCurdy DG. 2001. Asexual reproduction in Pygospio elegans Claparede (Annelida, Polychaeta) in relation to parasitism by Lepocreadium setiferoides (Miller and Northup)(Platyhelminthes, Trematoda). The Biological Bulletin 201(1):45-51.

McCurdy DG, Boates JS, Forbes MR. 2001. An empirical model of the optimal timing of reproduction for female amphipods infected by trematodes. Journal of Parasitology 87(1):24-30.

Teegarden GJ, Campbell RG, Durbin EG. 2001. Zooplankton feeding behavior and particle selection in natural plankton assemblages containing toxic Alexandrium spp. Marine Ecology Progress Series 218:213-226.


*Leddy HA, Johnson AS. 2000. Walking versus breathing: mechanical differentiation of sea urchin podia corresponds to functional specialization. The Biological Bulletin 198(1):88-93.


Ellers O, Johnson AS, Moberg PE. 1998. Structural strengthening of urchin skeletons by collagenous sutural ligaments. The Biological Bulletin 195(2):136-144.

Johnson A. Flow is genet and ramet blind: consequences of individual, group, and colony morphology on filter feeding and flow. Proceedings of the 8th International Coral Reef Symposium; 1997. p. 1093-1096.