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Aronson, R. B., M. Frederich, R. Price and S. Thatje. 2015. Prospects for the return of shell-crushing crabs to Antarctica. Journal of Biogeography 42:1‒7. 

Aronson, R. B., K. E. Smith, S. C. Vos, J. B. McClintock, M. O. Amsler, P.-O. Moksnes, D. S. Ellis, J. W. Kaeli, H. Singh, J. W. Bailey, J. C. Schiferl, R. van Woesik, M. A. Martin, B. V. Steffel, M. E. Deal, S. M. Lazarus, J. N. Havenhand, R. Swalethorp, S. Kjellerup and S. Thatje. 2015. No barrier to emergence of bathyal king crabs on the Antarctic shelf. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 12:12997-13002. Get a copy.

Toth, L. T., R. B. Aronson, H. Cheng and R. L. Edwards. 2015. Holocene variability in the intensity of wind-gap upwelling in the tropical eastern Pacific. Paleoceanography 30:1113‒1131. Get a copy.

Toth, L. T., R. B. Aronson, K. M. Cobb, H. Cheng, R. L. Edwards, P. R. Grothe and H. R. Sayani. 2015. Climatic and biotic thresholds of coral-reef shutdown. Nature Climate Change 5:369‒374.


Aronson, R. B., N. L. Hilbun, T. S. Bianchi, T. R. Filley and B. A. McKee. 2014. Land use, water quality, and the history of coral assemblages in Bocas del Toro, Panamá. Marine Ecology Progress Series 504:159‒170. Get a copy.

Bruno, J. B., W. F. Precht, P. S. Vroom and R. B. Aronson. 2014. Coral reef baselines: how much macroalgae is natural? Marine Pollution Bulletin 80:24‒29. Get a copy.

Precht, W. F., K. J. P. Deslarzes, E. L. Hickerson, G. P. Schmahl, M. F. Nuttall and R. B. Aronson. 2014. Back to the future: the history of acroporid corals at the Florwer Garden Banks, Gulf of Mexico, USA. Marine Geology 349:152‒162. Get a copy.

Toth, L. T., R. van Woesik, T. J. T. Murdoch, S. R. Smith, J. C. Ogden, W. F. Precht and R. B. Aronson. 2014. Do no-take reserves benefit Florida’s corals? 14 years of change and stasis in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Coral Reefs 33:565‒577.


Côté, I. M., W. F. Precht, R. B. Aronson and T. A. Gardner. 2013. Is Jamaica a good model for Caribbean coral reef dynamics? Marine Pollution Bulletin 76:28‒31.

Eastman, J. T., M. O. Amsler, R. B. Aronson, S. Thatje, J. B. McClintock, S. C. Vos, J. W. Kaeli, H. Singh and M. La Mesa. 2013. Photographic survey of benthos provides insights into the Antarctic fish fauna from the Marguerite Bay slope and the Amundsen Sea. Antarctic Science 25:31‒43. Get a copy.

Macintyre, I. G. and R. B. Aronson. 2013. Diving into the past: scuba and the temporal dimension of coral reefs. Pages 13‒21 in M. A. Lang, editor. Research and discoveries: the revolution of science through scuba. Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press, Washington, DC. Get a copy.


Toth, L. T., R. B. Aronson, S. V. Vollmer, J. W. Hobbs, D. H. Urrego, H. Cheng, I. C. Enochs, D. J. Combosch, R. van Woesik and I. G. Macintyre. 2012. ENSO drove 2500-year collapse of eastern Pacific coral reefs. Science 337:81−84.   AbstractReprint, Full Text.  (Please note that the Reprint takes a few moments to load.)

Aronson, R. B., W. F. Precht, I. G. Macintyre and L. T. Toth. 2012. Catastrophe and the life span of coral reefs. Ecology 93:303–313.   Get a copy.

Burman, S. G., R. B. Aronson and R. van Woesik. 2012. Biotic homogenization of coral assemblages along the Florida reef tract. Marine Ecology Progress Series 467:89–96.

Moody, R. M. and R. B. Aronson. 2012. Predator-induced defenses in a salt-marsh gastropod. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 413:78–86.  Get a copy.


Enochs, I. C., L. T. Toth, V. W. Brandtneris, J. C. Afflerback and D. P. Manzello. 2011. Environmental determinants of coral reef cryptofauna: an experimental analysis of coral cover, framework porosity, and flow. Marine Ecology Progress Series 438:105–118.  Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B., S. Thatje, J. B. McClintock and K. A. Hughes. 2011. Anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems in Antarctica. The Yearbook in Ecology and Conservation Biology. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1223:82–107.  Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B., I. G. Macintyre and W. F. Precht. 2011. Natural and anthropogenic catastrophe on the Belizean Barrier Reef. Pages 125–128 in M. L. D. Palomares and D. Pauly, editors. Too precious to drill: the marine biodiversity of Belize. Fisheries Centre Research Reports 19(6), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B. 2011. Intrinsic and extrinsic drivers on coral reefs. Pages 610–612 in G. Cabioch, P. Davies, T. J. Done, E. Gischler, I. G. Macintyre, R. Wood, C. D. Woodroffe and D. Hopley, editors. Encyclopedia of modern coral reefs: structure, form and process. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.

Urrego, D.H., B.A. Niccum, C.F. La Drew, M.R. Silman, M.B. Bush. 2011. Fire and drought as drivers of past treeline changes in the Peruvian Andes. Journal of Quaternary Science 26:28–36.


Precht, W. F., R. B. Aronson, R. M. Moody, L. Kaufman. 2010. Changing Patterns of Microhabitat Utilization by the Threespot Damselfish, Stegastes planifrons, on Caribbean Reefs. PLoS ONE 5: e10835. 10.1371/journal.pone.0010835. Get a copy.

Dudgeon, S.R., R.B. Aronson, J.F. Bruno, W. F. Precht. 2010. Phase shifts and stable states on coral reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 413:201–216.  Get a copy.


Thatje, S. and R. B. Aronson. 2009. No future for the Antarctic Treaty? Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7:175. Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B. 2009. Metaphor, inference, and prediction in Paleoecology: Climate change in the Antarctic bottom fauna. The Paleontological Society Papers 15:177-194. Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B., R. M. Moody, L. C. Ivany, D. B. Blake, J. E. Werner and A. Glass. 2009. Climate change and trophic response of the Antarctic bottom fauna. PLoS ONE 4(2):e4385. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0004385. 6 pp.  Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B., I. G. Macintyre, A. M. Moesinger, W. F. Prech and, M.R. Dardeau. 2009. History of reef coral assemblages on the rhomboid shoals of Belize. Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences 38:313–321.  

Aronson, R. B. 2009. Metaphor, inference, and prediction in paleoecology: climate change and the Antarctic bottom fauna. Pages 177–194 in G. P. Dietl and K. W Flessa, editors. Conservation paleobiology: using the past to manage for the future. Paleontological Society Papers 15.

Urrego, D. H., R. B. Aronson, Bush, M. B. 2009. Holocene ITCZ and ENSO-driven climate variability from the Panama isthmus. Eos Trans. AGU 90(52) Fall Meeting Supplement., Abstract PP22B-06.


Ivany, L. C., K. C. Lohmann, F. Hasiuk, D. B. Blake, A. Glass, R. B. Aronson and R. M. Moody. 2008. Eocene climate record of a high southern latitude continental shelf: Seymour Island, Antarctica. Geological Society of America Bulletin 120:659–678.  Get a copy.

Carpenter, K.E., M. Abrar, G. Aeby, R.B. Aronson, S. Banks, A. Bruckner, A. Chiriboga, J. Cortés, J.C. Delbeek, L. DeVantier, G.J. Edgar, A.J. Edwards, D. Fenner, H.M. Guzmán, B.W. Hoeksema, G. Hodgson, O. Johan, W.Y. Licuanan, S.R. Livingstone, E. R. Lovell, J.A. Moore, D.O. Obura, D. Ochavillo, B.A. Polidoro, W.F. Precht, M.C. Quibilan, C. Reboton, Z.T. Richards, A.D. Rogers, J. Sanciangco, A. Sheppard, C. Sheppard, J. Smith, S. Stuart, E. Turak, J.E.N. Veron, C. Wallace, E. Weil and E. Wood. 2008. One-third of reef-building corals face elevated extinction risk from climate change and local impacts. Science 321:560–563.  Get a copy.


Aronson, R.B., editor. 2007. Geological Approaches to Coral Reef Ecology. Springer-Verlag, New York.  Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B., S. Thatje, A. Clarke, L. S. Peck, D. B. Blake, C. D. Wilga and B. A. Seibel. 2007. Climate change and invasibility of the Antarctic benthos. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics 38:129–154.

Moody, R. M. and R. B. Aronson. 2007. Trophic heterogeneity in salt marshes of the northern Gulf of Mexico. Marine Ecology Progress Series 331:49-65. Get a copy


Aronson, R. B. and W. F. Precht. 2006. Conservation, precaution, and Caribbean reefs. Coral Reefs 25:441-450. Get a copy.

Macintyre, I. G. and R. B. Aronson. 2006. Lithified and unlithified Mg-calcite precipitates in tropical reef environments. Journal of Sedimentary Research 76:81-9. Get a copy.

Precht, W. F. and R. B. Aronson. 2006. Death and resurrection of Caribbean coral reefs: a paleoecological perspective. Pp. 40-77, In: I. Côté and J. Reynolds (Eds.), Coral Reef Conservation. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK. 


Aronson, R. B., I. G. Macintyre, S. A. Lewis and N. L. Hilbun. 2005. Emergent zonation and geographic convergence of coral reefs. Ecology 86:2586-2600. Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B., I. G. Macintyre and W. F. Precht. 2005. Event preservation in lagoonal reef systems. Geology 33:717-720. Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B., W. F. Precht, T. J. T. Murdoch and M. L. Robbart. 2005. Long-term persistence of coral assemblages on the Flower Garden Banks, northwestern Gulf of Mexico: implications for science and management. Gulf of Mexico Science 23:84-94. Get a copy.


Precht, W. F. and R. B. Aronson. 2004. Climate flickers and range shifts of reef corals. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 2:307-314. Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B., I. G. Macintyre, C. M. Wapnick and M. W. O'Neill. 2004. Phase shifts, alternative states, and the unprecedented convergence of two reef systems. Ecology 85:1876-1891. Get a copy.

Wapnick, C. M., W. F. Precht and R. B. Aronson. 2004. Millennial-scale dynamics of staghorn coral at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Ecology Letters 7:354-361. Get a copy.


Aronson, R. B., I. G. Macintyre, W. F. Precht, T. J. T. Murdoch and C. M. Wapnick. 2002. The expanding scale of species turnover events on coral reefs in Belize. Ecological Monographs 72:233-249. Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B., W. F. Precht, M. A. Toscano and K. H. Koltes. 2002. The 1998 bleaching event and its aftermath on a coral reef in Belize. Marine Biology 141:435-447.  Get a copy.


Aronson, R. B. and W. F. Precht. 2001. White-band disease and the changing face of Caribbean coral reefs. Hydrobiologia 460:25-38. Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B., K. L. Heck Jr. and J. F. Valentine. 2001. Measuring predation with tethering experiments. Marine Ecology Progress Series 214:311-312. Get a copy.


Aronson, R. B., W. F. Precht, I. G. Macintyre and T. J. T. Murdoch. 2000. Coral bleach-out in Belize. Nature 405:36. Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B. and W. F. Precht. 2000. Herbivory and algal dynamics on the coral reef at Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Limnology and Oceanography 45:251-255. Get a copy.                      


Murdoch, T. J. T. and R. B. Aronson. 1999. Scale-dependent spatial variability of coral assemblages along the Florida Reef Tract. Coral Reefs 18:341-351.  Get a copy.


Aronson, R. B. and R. E. Plotnick. 1998. Scale-independent interpretations of macroevolutionary dynamics. Pages 430-450 in M. L. McKinney and J. A. Drake, eds. Biodiversity dynamics: turnover of populations, taxa and communities. Columbia University Press, New York. Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B., W. F. Precht and I. G. Macintyre. 1998. Succession and species replacement on a Holocene reef in the Belizean shelf lagoon. Coral Reefs 17:223-230.  Get a copy.

Richardson, L. L., W. M. Goldberg, K. G. Kuta, R. B. Aronson, G. W. Smith, K. B. Ritchie, J. C. Halas, J. S. Feingold and S. L. Miller. 1998. Florida's mystery coral killer identified. Nature 392:557-558. Get a copy.


Aronson, R. B., D. B. Blake and T. Oji. 1997. Retrograde community structure in the late Eocene of Antarctica. Geology 15:903-906. Get a copy.

Aronson, R. B. and W. F. Precht. 1997. Stasis, biological disturbance, and community structure of a Holocene coral reef. Paleobiology 23:326-346. Get a copy.


Aronson, R. B., P. J. Edmunds, W. F. Precht, D. W. Swanson and D. R. Levitan. 1994. Large-scale, long-term monitoring of Caribbean coral reefs: simple, quick, inexpensive techniques. Atoll Research Bulletin 421:1-19. Get a copy.

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