Recent Submissions

  • A Meta-Analysis of Probiotic Efficacy for Gastrointestinal Diseases 

    Ritchie, Marina L., and Tamara N. Romanuk. 2012. "A Meta-Analysis of Probiotic Efficacy for Gastrointestinal Diseases." Plos One 7(4): 34938-e34938.
    Background: Meta-analyses on the effects of probiotics on specific gastrointestinal diseases have generally shown positive effects on disease prevention and treatment; however, the relative efficacy of probiotic use for ...
  • A Meta-Analysis of Community Response Predictability to Anthropogenic Disturbances 

    Murphy, Grace E. P., and Tamara N. Romanuk. 2012. "A Meta-Analysis of Community Response Predictability to Anthropogenic Disturbances." American Naturalist 180(3): 316-327.
    Disturbances often lead to changes in average values of community properties; however, disturbances can also affect the predictability of a community's response. We performed a meta-analysis to determine how response ...
  • Food-Web Structure of Seagrass Communities across Different Spatial Scales and Human Impacts 

    Coll, Marta, Allison Schmidt, Tamara Romanuk, and Heike K. Lotze. 2011. "Food-Web Structure of Seagrass Communities across Different Spatial Scales and Human Impacts." Plos One 6(7): 22591-e22591.
    Seagrass beds provide important habitat for a wide range of marine species but are threatened by multiple human impacts in coastal waters. Although seagrass communities have been well-studied in the field, a quantification ...
  • Maintenance of Positive Diversity-Stability Relations along a Gradient of Environmental Stress 

    Romanuk, Tamara N., Richard J. Vogt, Angela Young, Constance Tuck, et al. 2010. "Maintenance of Positive Diversity-Stability Relations along a Gradient of Environmental Stress." Plos One 5(4): 10378-e10378.
    Background: Environmental stress is widely considered to be an important factor in regulating whether changes in diversity will affect the functioning and stability of ecological communities. Methodology/Principal Findings: ...
  • Reciprocal Subsidies and Food Web Pathways Leading to Chum Salmon Fry in a Temperate Marine-Terrestrial Ecotone 

    Romanuk, Tamara N., and Colin D. Levings. 2010. "Reciprocal Subsidies and Food Web Pathways Leading to Chum Salmon Fry in a Temperate Marine-Terrestrial Ecotone." Plos One 5(4): 10073-e10073.
    Stable isotope analysis was used to determine the relative proportions of terrestrial and marine subsidies of carbon to invertebrates along a tidal gradient (low-intertidal, mid-intertidal, high-intertidal, supralittoral) ...