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. Online version here

Fong CR, Frias M*, Goody N*, Bittick SJ, Clausing RJ, & Fong P. In press. Benthic community state affects herbivorous fish behavior on a recovering fringing reef. 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


Bittick SJ, Sutula M, & Fong P. In review. A tale of two algal blooms: negative effects of two dominant genera on seagrass and its epiphytes.


Bittick SJ, Clausing RJ, Fong CR, Scoma S*, & Fong P. In review. A rapidly expanding alga acts as a secondary foundational species providing novel ecosystem functions in the South Pacific.

Bittick SJ, Harvey JD*, Johnson TM*, Frymann TA*, Clausing RJ, Fong CR, & Fong P. In prep. Patterns of consumption by different sizes of herbivorous fish in coral and algal dominated reef zones may enhance reef resilience.

 *Denotes undergraduate advisees