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Publications

  • Raposa, K., K. Wasson, E. Smith, J. Crooks, P. Delgado, S. Fernald, M. Ferner, A. Helms, L. Hice, J. Mora, B. Puckett, D. Sanger, S. Shull, L. Spurrier, R. Stevens and S. Lerberg. 2016. Assessing tidal marsh resilience to sea-level rise at broad geographic scales with multi-metric indices. Biological Conservation 204: 263–275.

  • Cheng, B., A. Chang, A. Deck and M. Ferner. 2016. Atmospheric rivers and the mass mortality of wild oysters: insight into an extreme future? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283.

  • Byrd, K., L. Windham-Myers, T. Leeuw, B. Downing, J. Morris and M. Ferner. 2016. Forecasting tidal marsh elevation and habitat change through fusion of Earth observations and a process model. Ecosphere 7.

  • Wasson, K., B. Hughes, J. Berriman, A. Chang, A. Deck, P. Dinnel, C. Endris, M. Espinoza, S. Dudas, M. Ferner, E. Grosholz, D. Kimbro, J. Ruesink, A. Trimble, D. Vander Schaaf, C. Zabin and D. Zacherl. 2016. Coast-wide recruitment dynamics of Olympia oysters reveal limited synchrony and multiple predictors of failure. Ecology 97: 3503–3516.

  • McClure, A., X. Liu, E. Hines and M. Ferner. 2015. Evaluation of Error Reduction Techniques on a LIDAR-Derived Salt Marsh Digital Elevation Model. Journal of Coastal Research 32: 424-433.

  • Cheng, B., J. Bible, A. Chang, M. Ferner, K. Wasson, C. Zabin, M. Latta, A. Deck, A. Todgham and E. Grosholz. 2015. Testing local and global stressor impacts on a coastal foundation species using an ecologically realistic framework. Global Change Biology.

  • Hodin, J., M. Ferner, G. Ng, C. Lowe and B. Gaylord. 2015. Rethinking competence in marine life cycles: ontogenetic changes in the settlement response of sand dollar larvae exposed to turbulence. Royal Society Open Science 2: 150114.

  • Ferner, M. 2014. The sensory ecology of non-consumptive predator effects. American Naturalist 184: 141-157.

  • Gaylord, B., J. Hodin and M. Ferner. 2013. Turbulent shear spurs settlement in larval sea urchins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110: 6901-6906.

  • Ferner, M. 2012. Research reserves as a model for conservation science and management of tidal marshes. In Ecology, conservation and restoration of tidal marshes: the San Francisco Estuary, edited by A. Palaima. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.

  • Ferner, M. 2012. Conclusion to the Special Issue: Ecology and regional context of tidal wetlands in the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 10.

  • Ferner, M. 2011. Introduction to Part 1 of the Special Issue: Ecology and regional context of tidal wetlands in the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 9.

  • Ferner, M. 2011. A profile of the San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Technical Report No. n/a. San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. . 345 p. plus appendix pp. https://coast.noaa.gov/data/docs/nerrs/Reserves_SFB_SiteProfile.pdf

  • Smee, L., M. Ferner and M. Weissburg. 2010. Hydrodynamic sensory stressors produce nonlinear predation patterns. Ecology.

  • Ferner, M., L. Smee and M. Weissburg. 2009. Habitat complexity alters lethal and nonlethal olfactory interactions between predators and prey. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

  • Ferner, M. and B. Gaylord. 2008. Flexibility foils filter function: structural constraints on suspension feeding. Journal of Experimental Biology.

  • Smee, L., M. Ferner and M. Weissburg. 2008. Alteration of sensory abilities regulates the spatial scale of nonlethal predator effects. Oecologia.

  • Ferner, M., L. Smee and Y. Chang. 2005. Cannibalistic crabs respond to the scent of injured conspecifics: danger or dinner? Marine Ecology Progress Series.

  • Ferner, M. and M. Weissburg. 2005. Slow-moving predatory gastropods track prey odors in fast and turbulent flow. Journal of Experimental Biology.

  • Weissburg, M., M. Ferner, D. Pisut and L. Smee. 2002. Ecological consequences of chemically mediated prey perception. Journal of Chemical Ecology.

  • Ferner, M. and P. Jumars. 1999. Responses of spionid polychaetes to dissolved chemical cues. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

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Educational Background

  • 2006 – Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA (Applied Biology)

  • 1996 – M.S., University of Washington, Seattle, WA (Oceanography)

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