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  • Morris, A.K. and J.R. Smith. 2020. First record and putative introduction of the subtropical brown alga Padina durvillei Bory (Phaeophyceae, Dictyotales) in southern California, USA. BioInvasions Records.

  • Jhaveri, P. and J.R. Smith. 2019. Evaluation of two outreach tools, an educator program and a mobile touch tank, in reducing deleterious visitor activities in rocky intertidal ecosystems of southern California, USA. Ocean and Coastal Management 178.

  • Miner, M.C., J.L. Burnaford, R.F. Ambrose, L. Antrim, H. Bohlmann, C.A. Blanchette, J.M. Engle, S.C. Fradkin, R. Gaddam, C.D. Harley, B.G. Miner, J.R. Smith, S.G. Whitaker and P.T. Raimondi. 2018. Large-scale impacts of sea star wasting disease (SSWD) on intertidal sea stars and implications for recovery. PLOS ONE.

  • Smith, J.R. 2016. The putative impacts of the non-native seaweed Sargassum muticum on native communities in tidepools of southern California and investigation into the feasibility of local eradication. Marine Ecology 37: 645-667.

  • Murray, S.N., S.B. Weisberg, P.T. Raimondi, R.F. Ambrose, C.A. Bell, C.A. Blanchette, J.L. Burnaford, M.N. Dethier, J.M. Engle, M.S. Foster, C.M. Miner, K.J. Nielsen, J.S. Pearse, D.V. Richards and J.R. Smith. 2016. Evaluating ecological states of rocky intertidal communities: A Best Professional Judgement exercise. Ecological Indicators 60: 802-814.

  • Lucas, B.J. and J.R. Smith. 2016. Alterations in human visitation patterns and behaviors in southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems over two-decades following increased management efforts. Ocean and Coastal Management 121: 128-140.

  • Smith, J.R., S. Vogt, F. Creedon, B.J. Lucas and D.J. Eernisse. 2014. The non-native turf-forming alga Caulacanthus ustulatus displaces space-occupants but increases diversity. Biological Invasions 16: 2195-2208.

  • Garcia, A. and J.R. Smith. 2013. . Factors influencing human visitation of southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems. Ocean and Coastal Management 73: 44-53.

  • Diaz, S., J.R. Smith and S.N. Murray. 2012. Effectiveness of the California state ban on the sale of Caulerpa species in aquarium retail stores in southern California. Environmental Management 50: 89-96.

  • Whitaker, S., J. Smith and S. Murray. 2010. Reestablishment of the Southern California Rocky Intertidal Brown Alga, Silvetia compressa. Restoration Ecology: 18-26.

  • Smith, J., P. Fong and R. Ambrose. 2008. impacts of human visitation on mussel bed communities along the California coast. Environmental Management: 599-612.

  • Smith, J., P. Fong and R. Ambrose. 2006. Dramatic declines in mussel bed community diversity. Ecology (Washington D C): 1153-1161.

  • Smith, J., P. Fong and R. Ambrose. 2006. Long-term change in mussel (Mytilus californianus Conrad) populations along the wave-exposed coast of southern California. Marine Biology (Berlin): 537-545.

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Educational Background

  • 1999-2005 – Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles (Ecology)

  • 1996-1999 – MS., California State University, Fullerton (Ecology)

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