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  • Ferrier, G. and R.C. Carpenter. 2009. Benthic substratum heterogeneity creates flow microhabitats that increase algal taxonomic and morphological diversity. Biological Bulletin: 115-129.

  • Morrow, K. and R.C. Carpenter. 2008. Shallow kelp canopies mediate macroalgal composition: Effects on the distribution and abundance of Corynactis californica [Corallimorpharia]. Marine Ecology Progress Series: 119-127.

  • Morrow, K. and R.C. Carpenter. 2008. Macroalgal morphology mediates particle capture by the corallimorpharian Corynactis californica. Marine Biology: 273-280.

  • Green, D., P. Edmunds and R.C. Carpenter. 2008. . Increasing relative abundance of /Porites astereoides/ on Caribbean reefs mediated by an overall decline in coral cover. Marine Ecology Progress Series: 1-10.

  • Carpenter, R.C. and S. Williams. 2007. Mass transfer limitation of photosynthesis of coral reef algal turf communities. Marine Biology: 435-450.

  • Padilla-Gamino, J. and R.C. Carpenter. 2007. Seasonal acclimitization of Asparagopsis taxiformis from different biogeographic regions. Limnology and Oceanography: 833-842.

  • Padilla-Gamino, J. and R.C. Carpenter. 2007. Thermal ecophysiology of Laurencia pacifica and Laurencia nidifica (Ceramiales) from tropical and warm-temperate regions. Journal of Phycology: 686-692.

  • Haring, R.N. and R.C. Carpenter. 2007. The effects of light and water flow on the thallus morphology of Pachydictyon coriaceum (Phaeophyta). Marine Biology: 243-255.

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Educational Background

  • 1984 – Ph.D., University of Georgia (Ecology)

  • 1979 – MS, University of the Pacific (Marine Science)

  • 1975 – BS, University of Michigan (Zoology)

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  • MCRII: Long-term dynamics of a Coral Reef Ecosystem

  • Long-term Dynamics of a Coral Reef Ecosystem

  • The Effects of Ocean Acidification on the Organismic Biology and Community Ecology of Corals, Calcifying Algae, and Coral Reefs

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