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Publications

Smale, D.A., Burrows, M.T., Moore, P., O’Connor, N.E. and Hawkins, S.J. (2013). Threats and knowledge gaps for ecosystem services provided by kelp forests: a northeast Atlantic perspective. Ecology and Evolution, 3: 4016-4038.

Alexander, M.E., Dick, J.T.A. & O’Connor, N.E. (2013). Trait-mediated indirect interactions in a marine intertidal system as quantified by functional responses. Oikos, 15: 1521-1531.

Donohue, I., Petchey, O.L., Montoya, J.M., Jackson, A.L., McNally, L., Viana, M., Healy, K., Lurgi, M., O’Connor, N.E. & Emmerson, M.C. (2013). On the dimensionality of ecological stability. Ecology Letters, 16: 421-429. F1000PRIME recommended.

O'Connor, N.E. (2013) Impacts of sewage outfalls on rocky shores: incorporating scale, biotic assemblage structure and variability into monitoring tools. Ecological Indicators, 29: 501-509.

O’Connor, N.E., Emmerson, M.C., Crowe, T.P, & Donohue, I. (2013). Distinguishing between direct and indirect effects of predators in complex ecosytems. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82: 438-448.

O’Connor, N.E. & Donohue, I. (2013). Environmental context determines multi-trophic effects of consumer species loss. Global Change Biology, 19: 431-440.

Alexander, M.E., Dick, J.T.A. & O’Connor, N.E. (2013). Born to kill: predatory functional responses of the littoral amphipod Echinogammarus marinus Leach throughout its life history. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 439: 92-99.

Alexander, M.E., Dick, J.T.A., O’Connor, N.E., Haddaway, N. & Farnsworth, K. (2012). Functional responses of the intertidal amphipod Echinogammarus marinus; effects of varying prey supply, model selection and habitat complexity. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 468: 191-202.

Matias, M.G., Underwood, A.J., Chapman, M.G. & O'Connor, N.E. (2012). Increasing density of rare species of intertidal gastropod: tests of competitive ability compared to common species. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 453: 107-116.

Crowe, T.P., Bracken, M.E.S. & O'Connor, N.E. (2012). Reality check: Issues of scale and abstraction in biodiversity research and potential solutions. In Marine biodiversity futures and ecosystem functioning: frameworks, methodologies and integration, Paterson, D.M., Aspden, R.J.A. & Solan, M. (Eds.), Oxford University Press, Oxford.

O'Connor, N.E., Donohue, I., Crowe, T.P. & Emmerson, M.C. (2011). The importance of consumers on exposed and sheltered rocky shores. Marine Ecology - Progress Series, 443: 65-75.

O'Connor, N.E. (2010). Shore exposure affects mussel population structure and mediates the effect of epibiotic algae on mussel survival in SW Ireland.  Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 87: 83-91.

O'Connor, N.E. & Crowe, T.P. (2008). Do mussel patches provide an algal refuge from grazing gastropods?  Journal of Molluscan Studies, 74: 75-78.

O'Connor, N.E., Grabowski, J.H., Ladwig, L.M. & Bruno, J.F. (2008). Simulated predator extinctions: predator identity not diversity affects survival and recruitment of oysters.  Ecology, 89: 428-438.

O'Connor, N.E. & Bruno, J.F. (2007). Loss of predatory fish affects structure and functioning of a model marine food web.  Oikos, 116: 2027-2938.

O'Connor, N.E. & Crowe, T.P. (2007). Biodiversity among mussels: separating the influence of the size of individual mussels from the age of mussel patches.  Journal of the Marine Biological Association, (UK) 87: 551-557.

O'Connor, N.E., Crowe, T.P and McGrath, D. (2006). Effects of epibiotic algae on the survival, biomass and recruitment of mussels.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 328: 265-276.

O'Connor, N.E. & Crowe, T.P. (2005). Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: distinguishing between effects of the number of species and their identities.  Ecology, 86: 1783-1796.