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Bittick SJ, Sutula M, & Fong P. In press. A tale of two algal blooms: negative effects of two dominant genera on seagrass and its epiphytes. Marine Environmental Research. Online at: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2018.05.018

Bittick SJ, Clausing RJ, Fong CR, Scoma S*, & Fong P. In press. A rapidly expanding alga acts as a secondary foundational species providing novel ecosystem functions in the South Pacific. Ecosystems. Online at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0261-1

Fong CR, Bittick SJ, & Fong P. In press. Simultaneous synergist, antagonistic, and additive interactions between multiple local stressors all degrade algal turf communities on coral reefs. Journal of Ecology. Online at: https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2745.12914

Coristine L, Jacob A, Schuster R, Otto SP, Baron N, Bennett N, Bittick SJ, Dey C, Favaro B, Ford A, Nowlan L, Orihel D, Palen W, Polfus J, Shiffman D, Venter O, & Woodley S. (2018). Informing Canada’s commitment to biodiversity conservation: A science-based framework to help guide protected areas designation through Target 1 and beyond. FACETS: Canada’s first multidisciplinary open access journal. http://www.facetsjournal.com/doi/10.1139/facets-2017-0102

Fong CR, Frias M*, Goody N*, Bittick SJ, Clausing RJ, & Fong P. (2018). Empirical data demonstrates risk-tradeoffs between landscapes for herbivorous fish may promote reef resilience. Marine Environmental Research, 133: 1-5. Available online here.

Bergman J*, Dang BN*, Tabatabaee MM*, McGowan MM*, Bittick SJ, Fong CR, & Fong P. (2016). Nutrients induce and herbivores maintain thallus toughness, a structural anti-herbivory defense in Turbinaria ornata. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 559: 35-43. Access article here.

Clausing RJ, Bittick SJ, Fong CR, & Fong P. (2016). Sediments differentially alter drivers of two dominant macroalgal species biomass accumulation on a fringing coral reef. Coral Reefs, 35: 1297-1309. Download pdf

Bittick SJ, Clausing RJ, Fong CR, & Fong P. (2016). Bolstered physical defences under nutrient enriched conditions may facilitate a secondary foundational algal species in the South Pacific. Journal of Ecology 104 (3): 646-653. Download pdf

Clausing RJ, Annunziata C*, Baker G*, Lee C*, Bittick SJ, & Fong P. (2014). Effects of sediment depth on algal turf height are mediated by interactions with fish herbivory on a fringing reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series 517: 121-129. Download pdf

Bittick SJ, & Chung GKW. (2011). The use of narrative: Gender differences and implications for motivation and learning in a Math game. (CRESST Report 804). Los Angeles, CA: University of California, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST). Download pdf

Bittick SJ, Bilotti ND, Peterson HA, & Stewart HL. (2010). Turbinaria ornata as an herbivory refuge for associate algae. Marine Biology 157 (2): 317-323. Download pdf



Dey CJ, Yurkowski D, Schuster R, Shiffman D, Bittick SJ. In review. Scientific research on Arctic vertebrates is not addressing conservation uncertainty.

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