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Publications

  • Caselle, J., A. Rassweiler, S. Hamilton and R. Warner. 2015. Recovery trajectories of kelp forest animals are rapid yet spatially variable across a network of temperate marine protected areas. Scientific Reports 5: 14102-14115.

  • Hamilton, S. and J. Caselle. 2015. Exploitation and recovery of a sea urchin predator has implications for the resilience of southern California kelp forests. Proceedings of the Royal Society B-biological Sciences 282: 20141817-20141817.

  • Hamilton, S., J. Smith, N. Price and S. Sandin. 2014. Quantifying patterns of fish herbivory on Palmyra Atoll (USA), an uninhabited predator-dominated central Pacific coral reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series 501: 141-155.

  • Hamilton, S., S. Newsome and J. Caselle. 2014. Dietary niche expansion of a kelp forest predator recovering from intense commercial exploitation. Ecology 95: 164-172.

  • Max, L., S. Hamilton, S. Gaines and R. Warner. 2013. Benthic processes and overlying fish assemblages drive the composition of benthic detritus on a central Pacific coral reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series 482: 181-181.

  • Loke-Smith, K., A. Floyd, C. Lowe, S. Hamilton, J. Caselle and K. Young. 2012. Reassessment of the Fecundity of California Sheephead. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 4: 599-604.

  • Loke-Smith, K., A. Floyd, C. Lowe, S. Hamilton, J. Caselle and K. Young. 2012. Reassesment of the Fecundity of California Sheephead. Marine and Coastal Fisheries: 599-604.

  • Ruttenberg, B., S. Hamilton, S. Walsh, M. Donovan, A. Friedlander, E. DeMartini, E. Sala and S. Sandin. 2011. Predator-Induced Demographic Shifts in Coral Reef Fish Assemblages. PLoS One 6.

  • Hamilton, S., J. Standish, O. Sosa-Nishizaki, J. Rosales-Casián, M. Love, J. Caselle and D. Schroeder. 2011. Geographic variation in density, demography, and life history traits of a harvested, sex-changing, temperate reef fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 68: 288-303.

  • Hamilton, S., J. Wilson, T. Ben-Horin and J. Caselle. 2011. Utilizing Spatial Demographic and Life History Variation to Optimize Sustainable Yield of a Temperate Sex-Changing Fish. PLOS ONE 6: e24580-e24516.

  • Price, N., S. Hamilton, J. Tootell and J. Smith. 2011. Species-specific consequences of ocean acidification for the calcareous tropical green algae Halimeda. Marine Ecology Progress Series 440: 67-78.

  • Ruttenberg, B.I., S.L. Hamilton, S.M. Walsh, M. Donvan, E.E. DeMartini, A.M. Friedlander and S.A. Sandin. 2011. Predator induced demographic shifts in coral reef fish communities. PLoS ONE 6: e21062.

  • Hamilton, S., J. Caselle, C. Lantz, T. Egloff, E. Kondo, S. Newsome, K. Loke-Smith, D. Pondella, K. Young and C. Lowe. 2011. Extensive geographic and ontogenetic variation characterizes the trophic ecology of a temperate reef fish on southern California (USA) rocky reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series: 227-244.

  • Caselle, J., S. Hamilton, D. Schroeder, M. Love, J. Standish, J. Rosales-Casian and O. Sosa-Nishizaki. 2011. Geographic variation in density, demography, and life history traits of a harvested, sex-changing, temperate reef fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences 68: 288-303.

  • Hamilton, S., J. Caselle, D. Malone, M. Carr and S. Gaines. 2010. Incorporating biogeography into evaluations of the Channel Islands marine reserve network. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 107: 18272-18277.

  • White, J., J. Samhouri, A. Stier, C. Wormald, S. Hamilton and S. Sandin. 2010. Synthesizing mechanisms of density dependence in reef fishes. Ecology 91: 1949-1961.

  • White, J., J. Samhouri, A. Stier, C. Wormald, S. Hamilton and S. Sandin. 2009. Synthesizing mechanisms of density dependence in reef fishes. Ecology: 100319061621033.

  • Hamilton, S.L. and R.R. Warner. 2009. Otolith profiles of barium verify the timing of settlement in a coral reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 385: 237-244.

  • Warner, R., S. Hamilton, M. Sheehy, L. Zeidberg, B. Brady and J. Caselle. 2009. Geographic variation in natal and early larval trace-elemental signatures in the statoliths of the market squid Doryteuthis (formerly Loligo) opalescens. Marine Ecology Progress Series: 109-121.

  • Ruttenberg, B., S. Hamilton and R. Warner. 2008. Spatial and temporal variation in the natal otolith chemistry of a Hawaiian reef fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences 65: 1181-1192.

  • Hamilton, S., J. Regetz and R. Warner. 2008. Postsettlement survival linked to larval life in a marine fish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105: 1561-1566.

  • Hamilton, S. 2008. Larval history influences post-metamorphic condition in a coral-reef fish. Oecologia (Berlin): 449-461.

  • Hamilton, S., J. Caselle, J. Standish, D. Schroeder, M. Love, J. Rosales-Casian and O. Sosa-Nishizaki. 2007. Size-selective harvesting alters life histories of a temperate sex-changing fish. Ecological Applications: 2268-2280.

  • Hamilton, S., J. White, J. Caselle, S. Swearer and R. Warner. 2006. Consistent long-term spatial gradients in replenishment for an island population of a coral reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series: 247-256.

  • Ruttenberg, B., S. Hamilton, M. Hickford, G. Paradis, M. Sheehy, J. Standish, O. Ben-Tzvi and R. Warner. 2005. Elevated levels of trace elements in cores of otoliths and their potential for use as natural tags. Marine Ecology Progress Series: 273-281.

  • Sandin, S., J. Regetz and S. Hamilton. 2005. Testing larval fish dispersal hypotheses using maximum likelihood analysis of otolith chemistry data. Marine and Freshwater Research: 725-734.

  • Caselle, J., S. Hamilton and R. Warner. 2003. interaction of retention, recruitment, and density-dependent mortality in the spatial placement of marine reserves. Gulf and Caribbean Research: 107-117.

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Educational Background

  • 2007 – Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara (Marine Ecology)

  • 2000 – B.A., Princeton University (Ecology and Evolution)

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Grants

  • Collaborative Research: Ocean Acidification: RUI: Multiple Stressor Effects of Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia on Behavior, Physiology, and Gene Expression of Temperate Reef Fishes

  • Using habitat-specific, spatial demographic information to improve stock assessments of groundfishes

  • Collaborative Research: RUI: Impacts of size-selective mortality on sex-changing fishes

  • Effects of ocean acidification and hypoxia on reproduction in rockfish

  • Forecasting the effects of ocean acidification and hypoxia on reproduction of West Coast groundfishes

  • Using spatial variation in demography and life history to improve stock assessments of West Coat groundfish

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Positions & Honors

  • 2016 – Associate Professor, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories

  • 2011-2016 – Assistant Professor, Moss Landing Marine Laboratories and San Jose State Unversity

  • 2010-2011 – Associate Project Scientist, Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara

  • 2008-2010 – Assistant Project Scientist, Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara

  • 2007-2008 – Post-doctoral Researcher, Marine Science Institute, University of California Santa Barbara

  • 2006-2010 – Lecturer, University of California Santa Barbara

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