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Publications

  • Hovel, K.A. 2011. Variable prey density modifies the effects of seagrass habitat structure on predator-prey interactions. Marine Ecology Progress Series 442: 59-70.

  • Mizerek, T., H. Regan and K.A. Hovel. 2011. Habitat loss and fragmentation levels determine optimal management of invertebrates in seagrass habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series 427: 247-257.

  • Hovel, K.A. 2010. Behavioral responses to variable predation risk in the California spiny lobster. Marine Ecology Progress Series 420: 135-144.

  • Hovel, K.A. 2010. Biotic resistance to invasion along an estuarine gradient. Oecologia 164: 1049-1059.

  • Wahle, R. 2010. Effects of habitat patchiness on American lobster movement across a gradient of predation risk and shelter competition. Ecology 91: 1993-2002.

  • Moore, E. and K.A. Hovel. 2010. Relative influence of habitat complexity and proximity to patch edges on seagrass epifaunal communities. Oikos 119: 1299-1311.

  • Selgrath, J., K.A. Hovel and R. Wahle. 2007. Effects of habitat edges on American lobster abundance and survival. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 353: 253-264.

  • Hovel, K.A. and H.M. Regan. 2007. Using an individual-based model to examine the roles of habitat fragmentation and behavior on predator-prey relationships in seagrass landscapes. Landscape Ecology 23: 75-89.

  • Selgrath, J.C., K.A. Hovel and R.A. Wahle. 2007. Effects of habitat edges on American lobster abundance and survival. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 353: 253-264.

  • Kushner, R.B. and K.A. Hovel. 2006. Effects of native predators and eelgrass habitat structure on the introduced Asian mussel Musculista senhousia in Southern California. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 332: 166-177.

  • Reed, B.J. and K.A. Hovel. 2006. Seagrass habitat disturbance: how loss and fragmentation of eelgrass (Zostera marina) influences epifaunal abundance and diversity in San Diego Bay, California, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 326: 133-143.

  • Sirota, L. and K.A. Hovel. 2006. Eelgrass (Zostera marina) structural complexity: relative effects of shoot length, shoot density, and surface area on epifaunal community composition in San Diego Bay, California, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series 326: 115-131.

  • Hovel, K. 2003. Habitat fragmentation in marine landscapes: relative effects of habitat cover and configuration on juvenile crab survival in California and North Carolina seagrass beds. Biological Conservation 110: 401-412.

  • Hovel, K. and R. Lipcius. 2002. Effects of seagrass habitat fragmentation on juvenile blue crab survival and abundance. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 271: 75-98.

  • Hovel, K., M. Fonseca, D. Meyer, W. Kenworthy and P. Whitfield. 2002. Effects of seagrass landscape structure, structural complexity and hydrodynamic regime on macrofaunal densities in North Carolina seagrass beds. Marine Ecology Progress Series 243: 11-24.

  • Hovel, K. and R. Lipcius. 2001. Habitat fragmentation in a seagrass landscape: patch size and complexity control blue crab survival. Ecology 82: 1814-1829.

  • Hovel, K., A. Bartholomew and R. Lipcius. 2001. Rapidly entrainable tidal vertical migrations in the salt marsh snail Littoraria irrorata. Estuaries 24: 808-816.

  • Morgan, S.G. 1999. Susceptibility of estuarine crab larvae to ultraviolet radiation. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 237: 107-125.

  • Morgan, S.G. 1997. Planktivory as a selective force for reproductive synchrony and larval migration. Marine Ecology Progress Series 157: 79-95.

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Educational Background

  • 1999 – PhD, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William and Mary (Fisheries science)

  • 1995 – MS, SUNY Stony Brook (Marine environmental science)

  • 1991 – BS, Rutgers University (Environmental Science)

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Grants

  • South Coast MPAs and spiny lobsters: a partnership to quantify baseline levels of abundance, size structure, habitat use, and movement.

  • Habitat fragmentation as a process: how habitat context influences the effects of eelgrass loss on epifaunal community structure

  • Seagrass nursery habitat function in San Diego Bay

  • Cobble landscape structure and American lobster abundance

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Duffy, E – Virginia Institute of Marine Science

  • Lowe, C – CSU Long Beach

  • Parnell, E – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Regan, H – UC Riverside

  • Wahle, R – University of Maine

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