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  • Rochman, C.M., B.T. Hentschel, E. Hoh and S. Kaye. 2013. Long-term field measurement of sorption of organic contaminants to five types of plastic pellets: Implications for plastic marine debris. Environmental Science and Technology 47: 1646-1654.

  • Rochman, C., M. Browne, B. Halpern, B.T. Hentschel, E. Hoh, H. Karapanagioti, L. Rios-Mendoza, H. Takada, S. Teh and R. Thompson. 2013. Policy. Nature 494: 169-171.

  • Matthews, J.A. and B.T. Hentschel. 2012. In situ rates of body growth and palp regeneration of a spionid polychaete following simulated sublethal predation. Marine Biology (Berlin) 159: 1039-1048.

  • Matthews, J.A. and B.T. Hentschel. 2011. Measuring in situ growth rates of an infaunal polychaete at different intertidal elevations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 442: 111-121.

  • Colvin, M.A. and B.T. Hentschel. 2011. Seasonal variability in the juvenile growth rate of an infaunal polychaete is related to major rain events. Limnology Oceanography 56: 2095-2102.

  • Larson, A.A., J.J. Stachowicz and B.T. Hentschel. 2009. The effect of a tube-building phoronid on associated infaunal species diversity, composition and community structure. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 381: 126-135.

  • Hentschel, B.T. and J. Shimeta. 2008. Suspension Feeders. In Encyclopedia of Ecology, edited by S.E. Jorgensen, 3437-3442. Elsevier.

  • Hentschel, B.T. and A.A. Larson. 2006. Hydrodynamic mediation of density-dependent growth and adult-juvenile interactions of a spionid polychaete. Limnology and Oceanography 51: 1031-1037.

  • Hentschel, B.T. and N.S. Harper. 2006. Effects of simulated sublethal predation on the growth and regeneration rates of a spionid polychaete in laboratory flumes. Marine Biology 149: 1175-1183.

  • Carson, H.S. and B.T. Hentschel. 2006. Estimating the dispersal potential of polychaete species in the Southern California Bight: Implications for designing marine reserves. Marine Ecology Progress Series 316: 105-113.

  • Hentschel, B.T. and A.A. Larson. 2005. Growth rates of interface-feeding polychaetes: Combined effects of flow speed and suspended food concentration. Marine Ecology Progress Series 293: 119-129.

  • Hentschel, B.T. and B.S. Herrick. 2005. Growth rates of interface-feeding spionid polychaetes in simulated tidal currents. Journal of Marine Research 63: 983-999.

  • Howard, S.C. and B.T. Hentschel. 2005. Effects of short-term food variability on the plasticity of age and size at metamorphosis of porcelain crab larvae. Limnology and Oceanography 50: 1960-1971.

  • Hentschel, B.T. 2004. Sediment resuspension and boundary-layer flow dramatically enhance the growth rates of interface-feeding spionid polychaetes. Journal of Marine Systems 49: 209-224.

  • Hentschel, B.T. and R.B. Emlet. 2000. Metamorphosis of barnacle nauplii: Effects of food variability and a comparison with amphibian models. Ecology 81: 3495-3508.

  • Hentschel, B.T. 1999. Complex life cycles in a variable environment: Predicting when the timing of metamorphosis shifts from resource dependent to developmentally fixed. The American Naturalist 154: 549-558.

  • Hentschel, B.T. 1998. Spectrofluorometric quantification of neutral and polar lipids suggests a food-related recruitment bottleneck for juveniles of a deposit-feeding polychaete population. Limnology and Oceanography 43: 543-549.

  • Hentschel, B.T. 1998. Intraspecific variations in delta13C indicate ontogenetic diet changes in deposit-feeding polychaetes. Ecology 79: 1357-1370.

  • Hentschel, B.T. 1996. Ontogenetic changes in particle-size selection by deposit-feeding spinoid polychaetes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 206: 1-24.

  • Hentschel, B.T. and P.A. Jumars. 1994. In situ chemical inhibition of benthic diatom growth affects recruitment of competing, permanent and temporary meiofauna. Limnology and Oceanography 39: 816-838.

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Educational Background

  • 1995 – Ph.D., University of Washington, Seattle (Biological Oceanography)

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  • CAREER: Consequences of short-term food variability during the development of marine invertebrate larvae.

  • Effects of Flow on Feeding Behavior and Growth Rate of Interface-Feeding Benthos: Size-Dependent Changes and Recruitment Bottlenecks.

  • The Effects of Current Velocity and Creek Morphology on the Population Dynamics of Spionid Polychaetes in the Tijuana Estuary.

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Positions & Honors

  • 2006 – Associate Professor, San Diego State University

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