Recent Submissions

  • Free-Space Availability and Larval Substratum Selection as Determinants of Barnacle Population-Structure in a Developing Rocky Intertidal Community 

    MINCHINTON, TE, and RE SCHEIBLING. 1993. "Free-Space Availability and Larval Substratum Selection as Determinants of Barnacle Population-Structure in a Developing Rocky Intertidal Community." Marine Ecology Progress Series 95(3): 233-244. doi:10.3354/meps095233
    Variation in settlement and recruitment of the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides (L.) was experimentally investigated in the high, mid and low intertidal zones at 2 adjacent sites (A and B) on a rocky shore in Nova Scotia, ...
  • Variations in Sampling Procedure and Frequency Affect Estimates of Recruitment of Barnacles 

    MINCHINTON, TE, and RE SCHEIBLING. 1993. "Variations in Sampling Procedure and Frequency Affect Estimates of Recruitment of Barnacles." Marine Ecology Progress Series 99(1-2): 83-88. doi:10.3354/meps099083
    The influence of variations in sampling procedure and frequency on estimates of recruitment of the barnacle Semibalanus balanoides (L.) on an intertidal rocky shore at Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, Canada was determined from ...
  • Fecal production by sea urchins in native and invaded algal beds 

    Sauchyn, Leah K., and Robert E. Scheibling. 2009. "Fecal production by sea urchins in native and invaded algal beds." Marine Ecology Progress Series 396: 35-48. doi:10.3354/meps08296
    To examine the role of fecal production by the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droobachiensis in native and invaded algal assemblages in Nova Scotia, Canada, we examined the quantity (production rate by urchin feeding ...
  • Spatial heterogeneity of phytoplankton assemblages in tidepools: Effects of abiotic and biotic factors 

    Metaxas, A., and RE Scheibling. 1996. "Spatial heterogeneity of phytoplankton assemblages in tidepools: Effects of abiotic and biotic factors." Marine Ecology Progress Series 130(1-3): 179-199. doi:10.3354/meps130179
    In any ecological system, the factors that regulate the abundance of species vary with spatial scale; therefore, the sources of spatial variability should be described. We examined different sources of variability in the ...
  • Top down and bottom-up regulation of phytoplankton assemblages in tidepools 

    Metaxas, A., and RE Scheibling. 1996. "Top down and bottom-up regulation of phytoplankton assemblages in tidepools." Marine Ecology Progress Series 145(1-3): 161-177. doi:10.3354/meps145161
    We examined the relative importance of bottom-up (nutrient availability) and top-down (grazing) factors in regulating phytoplankton assemblages in tidepools on a rocky shore near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. We manipulated ...
  • Community structure and organization of tidepools 

    Metaxas, Anna, and Robert E. Scheibling. 1993. "Community structure and organization of tidepools." Marine Ecology Progress Series 98(1-2): 187-198. doi:10.3354/meps098187
    Although tidepools are conspicuous components of rocky intertidal shores, their biotic communities have not been studied as extensively as those on emergent substrata. We examine processes regulating the structure of ...
  • Spatial and Temporal Variability of Macrobenthic Communities in Tidepools on a Rocky Shore in Nova-Scotia, Canada 

    METAXAS, A., HL HUNT, and RE SCHEIBLING. 1994. "Spatial and Temporal Variability of Macrobenthic Communities in Tidepools on a Rocky Shore in Nova-Scotia, Canada." Marine Ecology Progress Series 105(1-2): 89-103. doi:10.3354/meps105089
    Spatial and temporal patterns in the distribution and abundance of macroalgae and macrofauna were measured in 4 pools in each of 3 intertidal zones (mid, high and splash) on a rocky shore near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. ...
  • Variation in egg spawning among subpopulations of sea urchins Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis: a theoretical approach 

    Meidel, SK, and RE Scheibling. 2001. "Variation in egg spawning among subpopulations of sea urchins Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis: a theoretical approach." Marine Ecology Progress Series 213: 97-110. doi:10.3354/meps213097
    Variation in zygote production, by determining the initial size of the larvalpool, can aff ect the population dynamics of marine invertebrates with a planktonic larval stage. In this paper, we model temporal and spatial ...
  • Spatial and Temporal Variability of Tidepool Hyperbenthos on a Rocky Shore in Nova-Scotia, Canada 

    METAXAS, A., and RE SCHEIBLING. 1994. "Spatial and Temporal Variability of Tidepool Hyperbenthos on a Rocky Shore in Nova-Scotia, Canada." Marine Ecology Progress Series 108(1-2): 175-184. doi:10.3354/meps108175
    We examined the distribution and abundance of the hyperbenthos in tidepools on a rocky shore, near Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, at approximately monthly intervals between March and November 1991, and between April and ...
  • Estimating fertilization success in marine benthic invertebrates: A case study with the tropical sea star Oreaster reticulatus 

    Metaxas, Anna, Robert E. Scheibling, and Craig M. Young. 2002. "Estimating fertilization success in marine benthic invertebrates: A case study with the tropical sea star Oreaster reticulatus." Marine Ecology Progress Series 226: 87-101. doi:10.3354/meps226087
    Several factors can influence fertilization success, and for marine broadcast spawners, the main constraint is rapid dilution of gametes. Because the measurement of fertilization success in the field is logistically ...
  • Survival analysis of tethered juvenile sea scallops Placopecten magellanicus in field experiments: Effects of predators, scallop size and density, site and season 

    Barbeau, M. A., R. E. Scheibling, B. G. Hatcher, L. H. Taylor, et al. 1994. "Survival analysis of tethered juvenile sea scallops Placopecten magellanicus in field experiments: Effects of predators, scallop size and density, site and season." Marine Ecology Progress Series 115(3): 243-256. doi:10.3354/meps115243
    The impact of predation on survival of juvenile sea scallops Placopecten magellanicus has important implications for the population dynamics and aquaculture of this species. In field experiments using tethered juvenile ...
  • Modelling phase shifts in a rocky subtidal ecosystem 

    Lauzon-Guay, Jean-Sebastien, Robert E. Scheibling, and Myriam A. Barbeau. 2008. "Modelling phase shifts in a rocky subtidal ecosystem." Marine Ecology Progress Series 375: 25-39. doi:10.3354/meps07758
    The rocky subtidal ecosystem of the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia is characterised by 2 community states, kelp beds and urchin barrens that alternate on a decadal time scale. While the shift from barrens to a kelp bed ...
  • Behaviour of sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis grazing fronts: food-mediated aggregation and density-dependent facilitation 

    Lauzon-Guay, Jean-Sebastien, and Robert E. Scheibling. 2007. "Behaviour of sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis grazing fronts: food-mediated aggregation and density-dependent facilitation." Marine Ecology Progress Series 329: 191-204. doi:10.3354/meps329191
    The occurrence of destructive grazing fronts is a common phenomenon in sea urchins, but mechanisms governing front formation and dynamics remain poorly understood. We experimentally examined the effect of kelp biomass ...
  • Spatial dynamics, ecological thresholds and phase shifts: modelling grazer aggregation and gap formation in kelp beds 

    Lauzon-Guay, Jean-Sebastien, and Robert E. Scheibling. 2010. "Spatial dynamics, ecological thresholds and phase shifts: modelling grazer aggregation and gap formation in kelp beds." Marine Ecology Progress Series 403: 29-41. doi:10.3354/meps08494
    On the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, transitions between alternative states of the subtidal ecosystem, kelp beds and sea urchin barrens, occur on a decadal scale. To explore the process of urchin aggregation within kelp ...
  • Modelling phase shifts in a rocky subtidal ecosystem 

    Lauzon-Guay, Jean-Sebastien, Robert E. Scheibling, and Myriam A. Barbeau. 2009. "Modelling phase shifts in a rocky subtidal ecosystem." Marine Ecology Progress Series 375: 25-39. doi:10.3354/meps07758
    The rocky subtidal ecosystem of the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia is characterised by 2 community states, kelp beds and urchin barrens that alternate on a decadal time scale. While the shift from barrens to a kelp bed ...
  • Detrital production in Nova Scotian kelp beds: patterns and processes 

    Krumhansl, Kira A., and Robert E. Scheibling. 2011. "Detrital production in Nova Scotian kelp beds: patterns and processes." Marine Ecology Progress Series 421: 67-+. doi:10.3354/meps08905
    Connectivity via the transport of detrital material from areas of high to low productivity may be an important determinant of secondary productivity and biodiversity in receiving communities. On the Atlantic coast of ...
  • Spatial and temporal variation in DMSP content in the invasive seaweed Codium fragile ssp fragile: effects of temperature, light and grazing 

    Lyons, D. A., R. E. Scheibling, and K. L. Van Alstyne. 2010. "Spatial and temporal variation in DMSP content in the invasive seaweed Codium fragile ssp fragile: effects of temperature, light and grazing." Marine Ecology Progress Series 417: 51-61. doi:10.3354/meps08818
    The methionine-derived secondary metabolite dimethylsulfoniopropionate (DMSP) is believed to function in cryoprotection, defense against herbivory, and reduction of oxidative stress in some seaweeds. The ability to produce ...
  • Fatty acids as dietary tracers in benthic food webs 

    Kelly, Jennifer R., and Robert E. Scheibling. 2011. "Fatty acids as dietary tracers in benthic food webs." Marine Ecology Progress Series 446: 1-22. doi:10.3354/meps09559
    Fatty acid (FA) analysis is a well-established tool for studying trophic interactions in marine habitats. However, its application to benthic food webs poses 2 particular challenges. First, unlike pelagic zooplankton, ...
  • Structure and Dynamics of Epifaunal Assemblages on Intertidal Macroalgae Ascophyllum-Nodosum and Fucus-Vesiculosus in Nova-Scotia, Canada 

    JOHNSON, SC, and RE SCHEIBLING. 1987. "Structure and Dynamics of Epifaunal Assemblages on Intertidal Macroalgae Ascophyllum-Nodosum and Fucus-Vesiculosus in Nova-Scotia, Canada." Marine Ecology Progress Series 37(2-3): 209-227. doi:10.3354/meps037209
    No abstract available.
  • Spatial and temporal variability of patterns of colonization by mussels (Mytilus trossulus, M-edulis) on a wave-exposed rocky shore 

    Hunt, HL, and RE Scheibling. 1998. "Spatial and temporal variability of patterns of colonization by mussels (Mytilus trossulus, M-edulis) on a wave-exposed rocky shore." Marine Ecology Progress Series 167: 155-169. doi:10.3354/meps167155
    Colonization rates of mussels (Mytilus trossulus and M. edulis) were measured on natural substrata in tidepools and on emergent rock in recently ice-scoured and non-scoured regions of a rocky shore near Halifax, Nova ...

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