Peer-Reviewed Publications

Citations of our work found here

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  • Cannizzo ZJ, Griffen BD (2016) Changes in spatial behaviour patterns by mangrove tree crabs following climate-induced range shift into novel habitatAnimal Behaviour 121:79-86
  • Belgrad BA, Griffen BD (2016) Predator-prey interactions mediated by prey personality and predator hunting modeProceedings of the Royal Society B 283:20160408
  • Knotts ER, Griffen BD (2016) Individual movement rates are sufficient to determine and maintain dynamic spatial positioning within Uca pugilator herds. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70:639-646
  • Griffen BD (2016) Scaling impacts of interactions between invaders from the individual to the population level. Ecology and Evolution
  • **Belgrad BA, Griffen BD (2016) The influence of dietary shifts on the fitness of the blue crab, Callinectes sapidusPLOS One11(1):e0145481
  • Griffen BD, **Belgrad BA, **Cannizzo ZJ, **Knotts ER, *Hancock E (2016) Rethinking our approach to multiple stressor studies in marine environments. Marine Ecology Progress Series 543:273-281




  • Griffin JN, **Toscano BJ, Griffen BD, Silliman BR (2015) Does relative abundance modify multiple predator effects? Basic and Applied Ecology
  • Blakeslee AMH, Keogh CL, Fowler AE, Griffen BD (2015) Trematode infection does little to hinder invasive green crabs in eastern North America. PLOS One
  • Griffen BD, **Riley ME (2015) Potential impacts of invasive crabs on one life history strategy of native rock crabs in the Gulf of Maine Biological Invasions 17:2533-2544
  • Griffen BD, *Norelli AP (2015) Spatially variable habitat quality contributes to within-population variation in reproductive success Ecology and Evolution 5:1474-1483
  • Griffen BD, *Vogel M, *Goulding L, *Hartman R (2015) Energetic effects of diet choice by invasive Asian shore crabs: implications for persistence when prey are scarce Marine Ecology Progress Series 522:181-192
  • **Belgrad BA, Griffen BD (2015) Rhizocephalan infection modifies host food consumption by reducing host activity levels Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 466:70-75




  • **Riley ME, **Johnston CA, Feller IC, Griffen BD (2014) Range expansion of Aratus pisonii (mangrove tree crab) into novel vegetative habitats. Southeastern Natrualist 13:N43-N48
  • **Hogan JM, Griffen BD (2014) The dietary and reproductive consequences of fishery-related claw removal for the stone crab Menippe spp. Journal of Shellfish Research 33:795-804
  • **Toscano BJ, Griffen BD (2014) Trait-mediated functional responses: predator behavioural type mediates prey consumption.Journal of Animal Ecology 83:1469-1477
    • Editorial highlight of paper by Kalinkat. Journal of Animal Ecology 83:1245-1247
  • **Toscano BJ, *Newsome B, Griffen BD (2014) Parasite modification of predator functional response. Oecologia 175:345-352
  • **Toscano BJ, *Gato J, Griffen BD (2014) Effects of predation threat on repeatability of individual crab behavior revealed by mark recapture. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68:519-527
  • **Riley ME, *Vogel M, Griffen BD (2014) Fitness-associated consequences of an omnivorous diet for the mangrove tree crab Aratus pisonii. Aquatic Biology 20:35-43
  • Griffen BD (2014) Linking individual diet variation and fecundity in an omnivorous marine consumer. Oecologia 174:121-130




  • Drake JM, Griffen BD (2013) Experimental demonstration of accelerated extinction in source-sink metapopulations. Ecology and Evolution 3:3369-3378

  • **Toscano BJ, Griffen BD (2013) Predator size interacts with habitat structure to determine the allometric scaling of the functional response. Oikos 122:454-462




  • Griffen BD, **Toscano B, *Gatto J (2012) The role of intraspecific trait variation in mediating indirect interactions. Ecology 93:1935-1943

  • **Decker RA, Griffen BD (2012) Correlating context-specific boldness and physiological condition of female sand fiddler crabs (Uca pugilator). Journal of Ethology

  • Griffen BD, Altman I, *Bess BM, *Hurley J, **Penfield A (2012) The role of foraging in the success of invasive species. Biological Invasions 14:2545-2558

  • **Toscano BJ, Griffen BD (2012) Predatory crab size diversity and bivalve consumption in oyster reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 445:65-74

  • *Repetto M, Griffen BD (2012) Physiological consequences of parasite infection in the burrowing mud shrimp Upogebia pugettensis, a widespread ecosystem engineer. Marine and Freshwater Research 63:60-67




  • Griffen BD, Altman I, *Hurley J, *Mosblack H (2011) Reduced fecundity by one invader in the presence of another: a potential mechanism leading to species replacement. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 406:6-13

  • Delaney DG, Griffen BD, Leung B (2011) Injury as a moderator of impacts of invasive species. Biological Invasions 13:2935-2945

  • Drake JM, *Shapiro J, Griffen BD (2011) Experimental demonstration of a two-phase population extinction hazard. Proceedings of the Royal Society Interface

  • Griffen BD, *Mosblack H (2011) Predicting diet and consumption rate differences between and within species using gut ecomorphology. Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 854-863

  • Griffen BD (2011) Ecological impacts of replacing one invasive species with another in rocky intertidal areas. In: In the Wrong Place: Alien Marine Crustaceans - Distribution, Biology and Impacts. (eds.) Galil B, Clark P., Springer., p. 687-701




  • Griffen BD, Spooner D, Spivak A, Kramer A, Santoro A, Kelly N (2010) Moving species redundancy towards a more predictive framework. Limnology and Oceanography Methods, Eco-DAS VIII 3:30-46

  • Drake JM, Griffen BD (2010) Early warning signals of extinction in deteriorating environments. Nature 467:456-459

    • Editorial highlight of paper by Scheffer. Nature 467:411-412




  • Griffen BD (2009) Consumers that are not 'ideal' or 'free' can still approach the ideal free distribution using realistic patch-leaving rules. Journal of Animal Ecology 78:919-927

  • Griffen BD, Byers JE (2009) Community impacts of two invasive crabs: the roles of density, prey recruitment, and indirect effects. Biological Invasions 11:927-940

  • Griffen BD (2009) Effects of a newly invasive parasite on the burrowing mud shrimp, a widespread ecosystem engineer. Marine Ecology Progress Series 361:73-83

  • Griffen BD, Drake JM (2009) Environment, but not migration, influences extinction risk in experimental metapopulations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 276:4363-4371

    • Featured in Nature 461:573 (1 October 2009)

  • Drake JM, Griffen BD (2009) The speed of expansion and extinction in experimental populations. Ecology Letters 12:772-778
  • Griffen BD, Drake JM (2009) Scaling rules for the final approach to extinction. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B276:1361-1367




  • Griffen BD, *Williamson, T (2008) Influence of predator density on nonindependent effects of multiple predator species. Oecologia 155:151-159

  • Griffen BD, *Guy T, *Julia Buck (2008) Inhibition between invasives: a newly introduced predator moderates the impacts of a previously established invasive predator. Journal of Animal Ecology 77:32-40

  • Griffen BD, Drake JM (2008) Review of extinction in experimental populations. Journal of Animal Ecology 77:1274-1287

    • Editor's note highlighting paper. Journal of Animal Ecology 77:1273

  • Griffen BD, Drake JM (2008) Effects of habitat quality and size on extinction in experimental populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 275:2251-2256




  • Griffen BD, Delaney DG (2007) Species invasion shifts the importance of predator dependence. Ecology 88:3012-3021




  • Griffen BD (2006) Detecting emergent effects of multiple predator species. Oecologia 148:702-709

  • Griffen BD, Byers JE (2006) Partitioning mechanisms of predator interference in different habitats. Oecologia 146:608-614

  • Griffen BD, Byers JE (2006) Intraguild predation reduces redundancy of predator species in multiple predator assemblage. Journal of Animal Ecology 75:959-966




  • Griffen BD, DeWitt TH, Langdon C (2004) Particle removal rates by the mud shrimp Upogebia pugettensis, its burrow, and a commensal clam: effects on estuarine phytoplankton abundance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 269:223-236

  • DeWitt, T.H., A.F. D'Andrea, C.A. Brown, B.D. Griffen, and P.M. Eldridge. 2004. Impact of burrowing shrimp populations on nitrogen cycling and water quality in western North American temperate estuaries. pp. 107-118, In: A. Tamaki (ed.), Proceedings of the Symposium on Ecology of Large Bioturbators in Tidal Flats and Shallow Sublittoral Sediments - from Individual Behavior to Their Role as Ecosystem Engineers. University of Nagasaki, Japan