Recent items

(Student names in italics)

Publications:

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.

Presentations:

2016
“Safety in numbers!” Self-organization and the fascinating spatial ecology of seafloor animals on the coast of Maine. Department of Biology, Hood College, Frederick, Maryland.

2015
Spatial ecology of an ecosystem engineer: the mussel Mytilus edulis in Maine, USA. Ecology and Marine Biology Unit, Department of Biology, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy.

2014
(with Sondra Winders, Brittany Jones, Mitchell Jones, and Serena Como) Wind forcing of sediment flux and post-larval transport in a patchy, biogenically structured intertidal system. Benthic Ecology Meeting, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.

(with Sondra Winders, Brittany Jones, Mitchell Jones, and Serena Como) “Gone, gone, gone”: Legacy effects of mussel biogenic material on soft-bottom assemblages and ecosystem processes. Benthic Ecology Meeting, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Florida.