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  • 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.

  • Blanchette, C.A., M.W. Denny, J.M. Engle, B. Helmuth, L.P. Miller, K.J. Nielsen and J.R. Smith. 2015. Intertidal Ecosystems. In Ecosystems of California, edited by H. Mooney and E. Zavaleta. UC Press.

  • 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, T., P. Fong, R. Kennison and J. Smith. 2010. Spatial refuges and associational defenses promote harmful blooms of the alga Caulerpa sertularioides onto coral reefs. Oecologia (Berlin): 1039-1048.

  • Smith, J., P. Fong and R. Ambrose. 2009. Spatial patterns in recruitment and growth of the mussel Mytilus californianus (Conrad) in southern and northern California, USA, two regions with differing oceanographic conditions. Journal of Sea Research: 165-173.

  • 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.

  • Smith, J. and S. Murray. 2005. effects of experimental bait collection and trampling on a Mytilus californianus mussel bed in southern California. Marine Biology (Berlin): 699-706.

  • Smith, J., B. Reed, L. Mohajerani and P. Fong. 2004. Influence of abiotic factors on the persistence of kelp habitats along the north coast of Santa Monica Bay. Bulletin Southern California Academy of Sciences: 79-92.

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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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