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McLaughlin, O., Emmerson, M. & O'Gorman, E. (2013). Habitat isolation reduces the temporal stability of island ecosystems in the face of flood disturbance.  Advances in Ecological Research, 48: 225-284.

Donohue, I., Petchey, O. L., Montoya, J. M., Jackson, A. L., McNally, L., Viana, M., Healy, K., Lurgi, M., O'Connor, N. & Emmerson, M. (2013). On the dimensionality of ecological stability.  Ecology Letters, 16(4): 421-429.

O'Connor, N., Emmerson, M., Crowe, T. P. & Donohue, I. (2013). Distinguishing between direct and indirect effects of predators in complex ecosystems.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 82(2): p. 438-448. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12001.

Barrios-O'Neill, D., Dick, J., Emmerson, M., Ricciardi, A., MacIsaac, H., Alexander, M. & Bovy, H. (2013). Fortune favours the bold: a higher predator reduces the impact of a native but not an invasive intermediate predator.  Journal of Animal Ecology, doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12155.

Vye, S., Emmerson, M., Arenas, F., Dick, J. & O'Connor, N. (2013). Interactions among invasion and other anthropogenic stressors are context dependent. Oikos. (IN FINAL PREP).

Donohue, I., Emmerson, M., Petchey, O.L., O'Connor, N. & Kéfi, S. (2013). Predator species loss triggers dramatic and rapid extinction cascades, but their prey determine the number and identity of species lost. Ecology Letters. (IN FINAL PREP).

Twomey, M., Jacob, U. & Emmerson, M. (2013). Perturbing a marine food web - consequences for food web structure and trivariate patterns.  Advances in Ecological Research, 47: 349-409.

Twomey, M., Brodte, E., Jacob, U., Brose, U., Crowe, T. & Emmerson, M. (2012). Idiosyncratic species effects confound size-based predictions of responses to climate change.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 367(1605): 2971 2978.

Aubry, A., Bécart, E., Davenport, J., Lynn, D., Marnell, F. & Emmerson, M. (2012). Patterns of synchrony in natterjack toad breeding activity and reproductive success at local and regional scales.  Ecography, 35(8): p. 1-11.

Emmerson, M. (2012). The importance of body size, abundance and food web structure for ecosystem functioning.  Book Chapter in Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning. Solan, M., Aspden, R. J. & Paterson, D. M. (eds.). Oxford University Press.

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

Guerrero, I., Morales, M. B., Onate, J.J., Aavik, T., Bengtsson, J., Berendse, F., Clement, L. W., Dennis, C., Eggers, S., Emmerson, M., Fischer, C., Flohre, A., Geiger, F., Hawro, V., Inchausti, P., Kalamees, A., Kinks, R., Liira, J., Melendez, L., Part, T., Thies, C., Tscharntke, T., Olszewski, A. & Weisser, W. W. (2011). Taxonomic and functional diversity of farmland bird communities across Europe: effects of biogeography and agricultural intensification.  Biodiversity and Conservation, 20: 3663-3681.

Emmerson, M. (2011). The predictive science of community ecology.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 80(6): 1111-1114.

O'Sullivan, J. & Emmerson, M. (2011). Marine reserve designation, trophic cascades and altered community dynamics.  Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 440, 115-U128/

Thies, C., Haenke, S., Scherber, C., Bengtsson, J., Bommarco, R., Clement, L W., Ceryngier, P., Dennis, C., Emmerson, M., Gagic, V., Hawro, V., Liira, J., Weisser, W. W., Winqvist, C. & Tscharntke, T. (2011). The relationship between agricultural intensification and biological control: experimental tests across Europe.  Ecological Applications, 21(6): 2187-2196.

Flohre, A., Fischer, C., Aavik, T., Bengtsson, J., Berendse, F., Bommarco, R., Ceryngier, P., Clement, L. W., Dennis, C., Eggers, S., Emmerson, M., Geiger, F., Guerrero, I., Hawro, V., Inchausti, P., Liira, J., Morales, M. B., Onate, J. J., Part, T., Weisser, W. W., Winqvist, C., Thies, C. & Tscharntke, T. (2011). Agricultural intensification and biodiversity partitioning in European landscapes comparing plants, carabids, and birds.  Ecological Applications, 21(5): 1772-1781.

O'Gorman, E.J., Yearsley, J.M., Crowe, T P., Emmerson, M., Jacob, U. & Petchey, O. L. (2011). Loss of functionally unique species may gradually undermine ecosystems.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences. 278(1713); 1886-1893.

Geiger, F., Bengtsson, J., Berendse, F., Weisser, W.W., Emmerson, M., Morales, M. B., Ceryngier, P., Liira, J., Tscharntke, T., Winqvist, C., Eggers, S., Bommarco, R., Part, T., Bretagnolle, V., Plantegenest, M., Clement, L. W., Dennis, C., Palmer, C., Onate, J. J., Guerrero, I., Hawro, V., Aavik, T., Thies, C., Flohre, A., Hanke, S., Fischer, C., Goedhart, P. W. & Inchausti, P. (2011). Persistent negative effects of pesticides on biodiversity and biological control potential on European farmland.  Basic and Applied Ecology, 11(2): 97-105.

O’Gorman, E.J. and Emmerson, M.C. (2011). Body mass–abundance relationships are robust to cascading effects in marine food webs. Oikos, DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2010.18867.x

Thies, C., Haenke, S., Scherber, C., Bengtsson, J., Bommarco, R., Clement, L.W., Ceryngier, P., Dennis, C., Emmerson, M., Gagic, V., Hawro, V., Liira, J., Weisser, W.W., Winqvist, C., & Tscharntke, T. (2011). Agricultural intensification changes food-web interactions and biological control experimental evidence across Europe. Ecological Applications, in Press.

Flohre, A.,  Fischer, C.,  Aavik, T.,  Bengtsson, J.,  Berendse, F.,  Bommarco, R.,  Ceryngier, P., Clement,  L.W., Dennis, C., Eggers,  S.,  Emmerson, M.,  Geiger, F., Guerrero, I.,  Hawro, V.,  Inchausti, P.,  Liira, J., Morales, M.B.,  Oñate, J.J.,  Pärt, T., Weisser,  W.W.,  Winqvist, C.,  Thies, C., and T. Tscharntke. (2011). Agricultural intensification and biodiversity partitioning in European landscapes comparing plants, carabids and birds. Ecological Applications, 21(5): 1772-81.

O'Gorman, E.J. & Emmerson, M.C. (2010). Manipulating interaction strengths and the consequences for trivariate patterns in a marine food web.  Advances in Ecological Research, 42. DOI: 10.1016/S0065-2504(10)42006-1.

McLaughlin, Ó., Jonsson, T. & Emmerson, M.C. (2010). Temporal variability in predator-prey relationships of a forest floor food web.  Advances in Ecological Research, 42. DOI: 10.1016/S0065-2504(10)42004-8.

Riede, J.O., Rall, B.C., Banasek-Richter, C., Navarrete, S.A., Wieters, E.A., Emmerson, M.C., Jacob, U. & Brose, U. (2010). Scaling of food-web properties with diversity and complexity across ecosystems.  Advances in Ecological Research, 42. DOI: 10.1016/S0065-2504(10)42003-6.

Aubry, A., Bécart, E., Davenport, J., & Emmerson, M.C. (2010). Estimation of survival rate and extinction probability for stage-structured populations with overlapping life stages.  Journal of Population Ecology, DOI 10.1007/s10144-010-0194-9.

Geiger, F., Bengtsson, J., Berendse, F., Weisserc, W.W., Emmerson, M., Morales, M.B., Ceryngierg, P., Liira, J., Tscharntkei, T., Winqvist, C., Eggers, S., Bommarco, R., Part, T., Bretagnolle, V., Plantegenst, M., Clement, L.W., Dennis, C., Palmer, C., Onatef, J.J., Guerrero, I., Hawrog, V., Aavikh, T., Thies, C., Flohrei, A., Hankei, S., Fischeri, C., Goedhartl, P.W., Inchausti, P. (2010). Persistent negative effects of pesticides on biodiversity and biological control potential on European farmland.  Basic and Applied Ecology, 11: 97-105.

O'Gorman, E.J., Jacob, U., Jonsson, T., & Emmerson, M.C. (2010). Interaction strength, food web topology and the relative importance of species in food webs.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 79: 682-692.

O'Gorman, E.J. & Emmerson, M.C. (2009). Perturbations to trophic interactions and the stability of complex food webs.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 106: 13393-13398.

Rall, B.C., Vucic-Pestic, O., Ehnes, R.B., Emmerson, M., & Brose, U. (2009). Temperature, predator-prey interaction strength and population stability.  Global Change Biology.

Griffin, J., O'Gorman, E., Emmerson, M., Jenkins, S., Klein, A.-M., Loreau, M., & Symstadj, A. (2009). Biodiversity and the stability of ecosystem functioning.  In: Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and human wellbeing: an ecological and economic perspective, (Eds. Naeem, S., Bunker, D.E., Hector, A., Loreau, M. & Perrings). pp 78-93.

Duffy, J.E., Srivastava, D.S., McLaren, J., Sankaran, M., Solan, M., Griffin, J., Emmerson, M., & Jones, K.E (2009). Forecasting decline in ecosystem services under realistic scenarios of extinction.  In: Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and human wellbeing: an ecological and economic perspective, (Eds. Naeem, S., Bunker, D.E., Hector, A., Loreau, M. & Perrings). pp 60-77.

Cardinale, B., Duffy, E., Srivastava, D., Loreau, M., Thomas, M., & Emmerson, M. (2009). Towards a Food-web Perspective on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning.  In: Biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, and human wellbeing: an ecological and economic perspective, (Eds. Naeem, S., Bunker, D.E., Hector, A., Loreau, M. & Perrings). pp 105-120.

Montoya, J.M., Woodward, G., Emmerson, M.C., Solé, R.V. (2009). Press perturbations and indirect effects in real food webs.  Ecology, 90: 2426-2433.

O'Gorman, E., Enright, R., & Emmerson, M.C. (2008). Predator diversity promotes high levels of secondary production and decreases the likelihood of trophic cascades.  Oecologia, 158: 557-567.

Doak, D.F., Estes, J.A., Halpern, B.S., Jacob, U., Lindberg, D.R., Lovvorn, J., Monson, D.H., Tinker, M.T., Williams, T.M., Wootton, J.T., Carroll, I., Emmerson, M., Micheli, F., Novak, M. (2008). Understanding and predicting ecological dynamics: Are major surprises inevitable?  Ecology, 89: 952-961.

Yvon-Durocher, G., Montoya, J.M., Woodward, G. & Emmerson, M. (2008). Macroecological patterns and niche structure in a new marine food web.  Central European Journal of Biology, 3: 91-103.

Becart, E., Aubry, A. & Emmerson, M.C. (2008). The natterjack toad Bufo calamita in Co Kerry, Ireland: conservation status, current and foreseeable threats.  Irish Naturalists Journal, 28: 477-487.

Virgo, N., Law, R. & Emmerson, M.C. (2006). Sequentially assembled food webs and extremum principles in ecosystem ecology.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 75: 377-386.

Emmerson, M.C., Bezemer, M., Hunter, M.D., Jones, T.H. (2005). Global change will alter the stability of food webs.  Global Change Biology, 11: 490-501.

Emmerson, M.C., Montoya, J.M. & Woodward, G. (2005). Body size, interaction strength and food web dynamics.  In: Dynamic Food Webs: Multispecies assemblages, ecosystem development, and environmental change, (Eds de Ruiter, P.C., Wolters, V. & Moore, J.C.). Academic press. pp 167-178.

Wootton, J.T. & Emmerson, M.C. (2005). Measurement of interaction strength in nature.  Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 36: 419-444.

Montoya, J.M., Emmerson, M.C., Solé, R.V. & Woodward, G. (2005). Perturbations and Indirect Effects in Complex Food Webs.  In: Dynamic Food Webs: Multispecies assemblages, ecosystem development, and environmental change, (Eds de Ruiter, P.C., Wolters, V. & Moore, J.C.).  Academic press, pp 369-380.

Woodward, G., Ebenman, B., Emmerson, M.C., Montoya, J.M., Olesen, J.M., Valido, A. & Warren, P.H. (2005). Body size in ecological networks.  Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 20: 402-409.

Woodward, G., Ebenman, B., Emmerson, M.C., Montoya, J.M., Olesen, J.M., Valido, A. & Warren, P.H. (2005). Body-size determinants of the structure and dynamics of ecological networks.  In: Dynamic Food Webs: Multispecies assemblages, ecosystem development, and environmental change, (Eds de Ruiter, P.C., Wolters, V. & Moore, J.C.). Academic press, pp 179-197.

Emmerson, M.C., Bezemer, M., Hunter, M.D., Jones, T.H., Masters, G.J. & Van Dam, N.M. (2004) How does global change affect the strength of trophic interactions?  Basic & Applied Ecology, 5: 505-514.

Emmerson, M.C. & Raffaelli, D.G. (2004). Body size, patterns of interaction strength and the stability of a real food web.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 73: 399-409.

Emmerson, M.C. & Yearsley, J. (2004). Weak interactions, omnivory and emergent food-web properties.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B, 271: 397-405.

Berlow, E., Neutel, A.M., Cohen, J.E., de Ruiter, P.C., Ebenman, B., Emmerson M.C., et al. (2004). Interaction strengths in food webs: Issues and opportunities.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 73: 585-598.

Emmerson, M.C. and Huxham, M. (2002). How can marine ecologists contribute to the biodiversity ecosystem functioning debate?  In (Eds. Loreau, M., Inchausti, P. & S. Naeem) Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: synthesis and perspectives, pp 139-146.

Emmerson, M.C., Solan, M., Emes, C., Paterson, D.P. & Raffaelli, D.G. (2001). Consistent patterns and the idiosyncratic effects of biodiversity in marine ecosystems.  Nature, 411: 73-77.

Emmerson, M.C. & Raffaelli, D.G. (2000). Detecting the effects of diversity on measures of ecosystem function - experimental design, null models and empirical observations.  Oikos, 91: 195-203.

Emmerson, M.C. (2000). Remedial habitat creation: does Nereis diversicolor play a confounding role in the colonization and establishment of the pioneering saltmarsh plant, Spartina anglica?  Helgoland Marine Research, 54: 110-116.

Loreau, M., Downing, A., Emmerson, M., Gonzalez, A., Hughes, J., Inchausti, P., Joshi, J., Norberg, J. and Sala, O. (2002). A new look at the relationship between diversity and stability.  In: (Eds. Loreau, M., Inchausti, P. & S. Naeem) Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning: synthesis and perspectives, pp 79-91.

Raffaelli, D.G., Emmerson, M.C., Solan, M., Biles, C., & Paterson, D. (2002). Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in shallow coastal waters: an experimental approach.  Journal of Sea Research, 316: 1-9.

Raffaelli, D.G & Emmerson, M.C. (2000). Energy flow, productivity and food web dynamics in shallow water marine systems.  In: Sandy and Muddy Shores: Ecological comparisons, (Ed. K. Reise) Springer-Verlag, pp 337-355.