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  • Allen, B.J. and J.S. Levinton. 2014. Sexual selection and the physiological consequences of habitat choice by a fiddler crab. Oecologia 176: 25-34.

  • Blair, E., B.J. Allen and C.R. Whitcraft. 2013. Evaluating monoculture versus polyculture planting regimes in a newly-restored southern California salt marsh. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 112: 161-175.

  • Fitzgerald-DeHoog, L., J. Browning and B.J. Allen. 2012. Food and heat stress in the California mussel: evidence for an energetic trade-off between growth and survival. Biological Bulletin 223: 205-216.

  • Allen, B.J., B. Rodgers, Y. Tuan and J.S. Levinton. 2012. Size-dependent temperature and desiccation constraints on performance capacity: implications for sexual selection in a fiddler crab? Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 438: 93-99.

  • Martin, C., B.J. Allen and C. Lowe. 2012. Environmental impact assessment: detecting changes in fish community structure in response to disturbance with an asymmetric multivariate BACI sampling design. Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 111: 119-131.

  • Allen, B.J. and J.S. Levinton. 2007. Costs of bearing a sexually selected ornamental weapon in a fiddler crab. Functional Ecology 21: 154-161.

  • Vencl, F.V. and B.J. Allen. 2005. Failure time analyses of the effectiveness of larval shield defenses in tortoise beetles (Chrysomelidae: Hispinae). Bonner zoologische Beitrage 54: 287-294.

  • Vencl, F.V., F. Nogueira-de-Sá, B.J. Allen, D.M. Windsor and D.J. Futuyma. 2005. Dietary specialization influences the efficacy of larval tortoise beetle shield defenses. Oecologia 145: 404-414.

  • Williams, S.L., T.A. Ebert and B.J. Allen. 2005. Does the recruitment of a non-native mussel in native eelgrass habitat explain their disjunct adult distributions? Diversity and Distributions 11: 409-416.

  • Levinton, J.S. and B.J. Allen. 2005. The paradox of the weakening combatant: trade-off between closing force and gripping speed in a sexually selected combat structure. Functional Ecology 19: 159-165.

  • Levinton, J.S., L. Suatoni, W. Wallace, R. Junkins, B. Kelaher and B.J. Allen. 2003. Rapid reverse evolution of genetically-based resistance to metals, following the cleanup of a Superfund site. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 100: 9889-9891.

  • Kelaher, B.P., J.S. Levinton, J. Ooman, B.J. Allen and W.H. Wong. 2003. Changes in benthos following the clean up of a severely metal-polluted cove in the Hudson River estuary: environmental restoration or ecological disturbance? Estuaries 26: 1505-1516.

  • Allen, B.J. and S.L. Williams. 2003. Native eelgrass Zostera marina controls growth and reproduction of an invasive mussel through food limitation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 254: 57-67.

  • Padilla, D.K. and B.J. Allen. 2000. Paradigm lost: reconsidering functional form and group models in marine ecology. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 250: 207-221.

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Educational Background

  • 2007 – Ph.D., Stony Brook University (Ecology and Evolution)

  • 1999 – M.S., San Diego State University (Biology (Ecology))

  • 1991 – B.A., Pomona College (Biology)

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  • RUI Collaborative Research: Environmental Variability, Functional Redundancy, and the Maintenance of Ecological Processes: Experiments in a Model Ecosystem

  • Proteomic Responses of Rocky Intertidal Organisms to Thermal Stress: Predicting Changes in Community Structure and Ecosystem Function in Response to a Warming Climate

  • Assessing Regional Connectivity of Fish Populations Among Newly-Restored Coastal Wetlands in Southern California

  • Incorporating Modern Ecophysiological Methods into Undergraduate Education

  • Developing Function-Based Targets and Evaluation Metrics for Coastal Wetland Restoration

  • Evaluating Functional Recovery of a Restored Coastal Wetland in Southern California: Habitat Utilization by Juvenile Halibut

  • Program Development Grant: Evaluating Functional Recovery of Restored Coastal Wetlands in Southern California

  • Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant: Costs of Sexual Selection in a Fiddler Crab

  • Invasive Shore Crab Threatens Key Salt Marsh Species: the Importance of Direct and Indirect Interactions

  • Behavior, Physiology, and the Cost of Reproduction in a Fiddler Crab

  • Foraging and Thermal Strategies of Fiddler Crabs: Ecological Consequences of Microhabitat Selection

  • Food Limitation of the Introduced Mussel Musculista senhousia in Native Eelgrass Zostera marina L.

  • Reproductive Response of the Introduced Mussel Musculista senhousia to Food Limitation

  • Reproductive Response of the Introduced Mussel Musculista senhousia to Food Limitation

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Positions & Honors

  • 2013-present – Associate Professor, California State University, Long Beach

  • 2007-2013 – Assistant Professor, California State University, Long Beach

  • 2007 – Lecturer, Stony Brook University

  • 2007 – President’s Award to Distinguished Doctoral Students, Stony Brook University

  • 2003-2006 – STAR Graduate Fellowship, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

  • 1999-2004 – Graduate Council Fellowship, Stony Brook University

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