What drives rates of macroalgal removal on coral reefs? My student Zachary Topor used a meta-analysis and structural equation model to show that herbivore biodiversity is the strongest driver of macroalgal browsing and that herbivore diversity, in turn, is boosted by marine protected areas. Read the paper here.
The Cryptopedia is published! Check out our review on the ecology and evolution of cryptobenthic reef fishes, published in Biological Reviews!
Do fish have individual voices? From our study on the Bocon Toadfish, it looks like they do! Our paper, just published in Environmental Biology of Fishes, shows that we can pick out individual calling patterns in a high-density population of these fishes. Cool stuff led by Erica Staaterman and a fun collaboration. Link to the paper here and a cool blogpost here.