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Mrowicki, R.J., O’Connor, N.E. & Donohue, I. (in press). Temporal variability of a single population can determine the vulnerability of communities to pertubations. Journal of Ecology.

Calderwood, J., O’Connor, N.E., & Roberts, D. (2016). Breaking and Entering: Examining the role of stress and aerial exposure in predator-prey relationships between the common shore crab (Carcinus maenas) and cultivated blue mussels (Mytilus edulis). Aquaculture. 452: 217-223.

Calderwood, J., O’Connor, N.E., & Roberts, D. (2016). Efficiency of starfish mopping in reducing predation on cultivated benthic mussels (Mytilus edulis Linnaeus). Aquaculture. 452: 88-96.

Reddin, C.J., Docmac, F.M., O’Connor, N.E., Bothwell, J.H. & Harrod, C. (2015). Coastal upwelling drives intertidal assemblage structure and trophic ecology. PLOS One. 10: e0130789.

Calderwood, J., O’Connor, N.E.,  & Roberts, D. (2015). Effects of baited crab pots on cultivated mussel (Mytilus edulis) survival rates. ICES Journal of Marine Science. 72: 1802–1810.

Calderwood, J., O’Connor, N.E., & Roberts, D. (2015). The effects of transportation stress and barnacle fouling on predation rates of starfish (Asterias rubens) on mussels (Mytilus edulis). Aquaculture. 444: 108-113

Mrowicki, R.J., Maggs, C.A. & O’Connor, N.E. (2015). Consistent effects of consumer species loss across different habitats. Oikos. 124: 1555-1563. doi: 10.1111/oik.02138.

Vye, S.R., Emmerson, M.C., Arenas, F., Dick, J.T.A. & O’Connor, N.E. (2015). Stressor intensity determines antagonistic interactions between species invasion and multiple stressor effects on ecosystem functioning. Oikos. 124: 1005-1012.

O’Connor, N.E., Bracken, M.E.S., Crowe, T.P, & Donohue, I. (2015). Nutrient enrichment alters the consequences of species loss. Journal of Ecology, 103: 862-870.

Mrowicki, R.J. & O’Connor, N.E. (2015). Wave action modifies the effects of consumer diversity and warming on algal assemblages. Ecology, 96: 1020-1029.

Alexander, M.E., Dick, J.T.A. & O’Connor, N.E. (2015). Predation in the marine intertidal amphipod Echinogammarus marinus Leach: implications of inter- and intra-individual variation. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 462: 50-54.

Mrowicki, R.J., Maggs, C.A. & O’Connor, N.E. (2014). Does wave exposure determine the interactive effects of losing key grazers and ecosystem engineers? Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 461: 416-424.

Calderwood, J., O’Connor, N.E., Sigwart, J. & Roberts, D. (2014). Determining optimal duration of seed translocation periods for benthic mussel (Mytilus edulis) cultivation using physiological and behavioural measures of stress. Aquaculture, 434: 288-295.

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.

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