Publications

(Student names in italics)

Commito, J. A., N. J. Gownaris, D. E. Bates, S. E. Coleman, and Brian F. Beal. 2016. Separation anxiety: Mussels self-organize into similar power-law clusters regardless of predation threat cues. Marine Ecology Progress Series 547: 107-119.

Commito, J. A., A. E. Commito, R. V. Platt, B. M. Grupe, W. E. Dow, N. J. Gownaris, K. A. Reeves, and A. M. Vissichelli. 2014. Recruitment facilitation and spatial pattern formation in soft-bottom mussel beds. Ecosphere 5: 1-26. art160. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES14-00200.1

Yeager, A. D., J. A. Commito, A. Wilson, L. Schwarzkopf, and D. Bower. 2014. Sex, light, and sound: Location and combination of multiple attractants affect probability of cane toad (Rhinella marina) capture. Journal of Pest Science 87: 323-329.

Gutiérrez, J. L., C. G. Jones, J. E. Byers, K. K. Arkema, K. Berkenbusch, J. A. Commito, C. M. Duarte, S. D. Hacker, I. E. Hendriks, P. J. Hogarth, J. G. Lambrinos, M. G. Palomo, and C. Wild. 2011. Physical ecosystem engineers and the functioning of estuaries and coasts, Chapter 5, Volume 7: Functioning of Estuaries and Coastal Ecosystems. Ed. by C. H. R. Heip, C. J. M., Philippart, and J. J. Middelburg), Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science (Series eds., E. Wolanski and D. McLusky). pp. 53-81. Elsevier, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Commito, J. A., S. Como, B. M. Grupe, and W. E. Dow. 2008. Species diversity in the soft-bottom intertidal zone: biogenic structure, sediment, and macrofauna across mussel bed spatial scales. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 366: 70-81.

Crawford, T. W., J. A. Commito, and A. B. Borowik. 2006. Fractal characterization of Mytilus edulis L. spatial structure in intertidal landscapes using GIS methods. Landscape Ecology 21: 1033-1044.

Dubois, S., J. A. Commito, F. Olivier, and C. Retière. 2006. Effects of epibionts on Sabellaria alveolata (L.) biogenic reefs and their associated fauna in the Bay of Mont Saint-Michel. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 68: 635-646.

Commito, J. A., W. E. Dow, and B. M. Grupe. 2006. Hierarchical spatial structure in soft-bottom mussel beds. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 330: 27-37.

Casu, M., F. Maltagliata, P. Cossu, T. Lai, M. Curini Galletti, A. Castelli, and J. A. Commito. 2005. Fine-grained spatial genetic structure in the bivalve Gemma gemma from Maine and Virginia (USA), as revealed by Inter-Simple Sequence Repeat markers. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 325: 46-54.

Commito, J. A., E. A. Celano, H. J. Celico, S. Como, and C. P. Johnson. 2005. Mussels matter: postlarval dispersal dynamics altered by a spatially complex ecosystem engineer. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 316: 133-147.

Commito, J. A., and G. Tita. 2002. Differential dispersal rates in an intertidal meiofauna assemblage. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 268: 237-256.

Commito, J. A., and N. Dankers. 2001. Dynamics of spatial and temporal complexity in European and North American soft-bottom mussel beds. In: Ecological Comparisons of Sedimentary Shores, pp. 39‑59. Ed. by K. Reise. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany.

Commito, J. A., and B. R. Rusignuolo. 2000. Structural complexity in mussel beds: the fractal geometry of surface topography. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 255: 133-152.

Snover, M. L., and J. A. Commito. 1998. The fractal geometry of Mytilus edulis L. spatial distribution in a soft-bottom system. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 223: 53-64.

Commito, J. A., S. F. Thrush, R. D. Pridmore, J. E. Hewitt, and V. J. Cummings. 1995. Dispersal dynamics in a wind-driven benthic system. Limnology and Oceanography 40: 1513-1518.

Commito, J. A., C. A. Currier, L. R. Kane, K. A. Reinsel, and I. M. Ulm. 1995. Dispersal dynamics of the bivalve Gemma gemma in a patchy environment. Ecological Monographs 65: 1-20.

Gerhart, D. J., M. E. Bondura, and J. A. Commito. 1991. Inhibition of sunfish feeding by defensive steroids from aquatic beetles: structure-activity relationships. Journal of Chemical Ecology 17: 1363-1370.

Commito, J. A., and E. M. Boncavage. 1989. Suspension feeders and coexisting infauna: an enhancement counterexample. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 125: 33-42.

Commito, J. A., and A. E. Commito. 1987. ENCOMPASSED: ENvironmental COMPuter‑ASSisted EDucation. Statistics for field biologists. Software package and manual published by Potomac Edison Company, Hagerstown, Maryland.

Commito, J. A. 1987. Adult‑larval interactions: predictions, mussels, and cocoons. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 25: 599‑606.

Commito, J. A. 1987. Polinices predation patterns and Mercenaria morphology models. American Naturalist l29: 449‑45l.

Commito, J. A., and P. B. Shrader. 1985. Benthic community response to experimental additions of the polychaete Nereis virens. Marine Biology 86: 101‑107.

Commito, J. A., and W. G. Ambrose, Jr. 1985. Multiple trophic levels in soft‑bottom communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 26: 289‑293.

Commito, J. A., and W. G. Ambrose, Jr. 1985. Predatory infauna and trophic complexity in soft‑bottom communities. In: Proceedings of the Nineteenth European Marine Biology Symposium, pp. 323‑333. Ed. by P. E. Gibbs. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, England.

Commito, J. A. 1982. Effects of Lunatia heros predation on the population dynamics of Mya arenaria and Macoma balthica in Maine, USA. Marine Biology 69:187‑193.

Commito, J. A. 1982. Importance of predation by infaunal polychaetes in controlling the structure of a soft‑bottom community in Maine, USA. Marine Biology 68: 77‑81.