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  • McIntire, L.C. and P.E. Bourdeau. 2020. World’s largest chiton (Cryptochiton stelleri) is an inefficient thermoregulator. Marine Ecology Progress Series 652: 63-76.

  • Murie, K.A. and P.E. Bourdeau. 2020. Fragmented kelp forest canopies retain their ability to alter local seawater chemistry. Scientific Reports 10: 1-10.

  • Murie, K.A. and P.E. Bourdeau. 2019. Predator identity dominates non-consumptive effects in a disease-impacted rocky shore food web. Oecologia 191: 945-956.

  • Bourdeau, P.E. and D.K. Padilla. 2019. Cue specificity of predator-induced phenotype in a marine snail: is a crab just a crab? Marine Biology 166: 84.

  • Flagor, T.E. and P.E. Bourdeau. 2018. First record of the predatory snail Acanthinucella spirata (Blainville, 1832) north of its known range. Marine Biodiversity Records 11: 19.

  • Hull, W.W. and P.E. Bourdeau. 2017. Can crabs kill like a keystone predator? A field-test of the effects of crab predation on mussel mortality on a northeast Pacific rocky shore. PLoS One 12: e0183064.

  • Hollander, J. and P.E. Bourdeau. 2016. Evidence of weaker phenotypic plasticity by prey to novel cues from non‐native predators. Ecology and Evolution 6: 5358-5365.

  • Bourdeau, P.E., M.T. Bach and S.D. Peacor. 2016. Predator presence dramatically reduces copepod abundance through condition-mediated non-consumptive effects. Freshwater Biology.

  • Bourdeau, P.E., K.L. Pangle and S.D. Peacor. 2015. Factors affecting the vertical distribution of the zooplankton assemblage in Lake Michigan: The role of the invasive predator Bythotrephes longimanus. Journal of Great Lakes Research 41: 115-124.

  • Bourdeau, P.E., R.K. Butlin, C. Brönmark, T.C. Edgell, J.T. Hoverman and J. Hollander. 2015. What can aquatic gastropods tell us about phenotypic plasticity? A review and meta-analysis. Heredity 115: 312-321.

  • Bourdeau, P.E., K.L. Pangle, E.M. Reed and S.D. Peacor. 2013. Finely tuned response of native prey to an invasive predator in a freshwater system. Ecology 94: 1449-1455.

  • Miehls, A.L., A.G. McAdam, P.E. Bourdeau and S.D. Peacor. 2013. Plastic response to a proxy cue of predation risk when direct cues are unreliable. Ecology 94: 2237-2248.

  • Bourdeau, P.E. 2013. Morphological defense influences absolute, not relative, nonconsumptive effects in marine snails. Behavioral Ecology 24: 505-510.

  • Bourdeau, P.E. and F. Johansson. 2012. Predator‐induced morphological defences as by‐products of prey behaviour. Oikos 121: 1175-1190.

  • Bourdeau, P.E. 2012. Intraspecific trait cospecialization of constitutive and inducible morphological defences in a marine snail from habitats with different predation risk. Journal of Animal Ecology: 849-858.

  • Mach, M.E. and P.E. Bourdeau. 2011. To flee or not to flee? Risk assessment by a marine snail in multiple cue environments. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 409: 166-171.

  • Bourdeau, P.E., K.L. Pangle and S.D. Peacor. 2011. invasive predator Bythotrephes induces changes in the vertical distribution of native copepods in Lake Michigan. Biological Invasions 13: 2533-2545.

  • Bourdeau, P.E. 2011. Constitutive and inducible defensive traits in co-occurring marine snails distributed across a vertical rocky intertidal gradient. Functional Ecology 25: 177-185.

  • Bourdeau, P.E. 2010. An inducible morphological defence is a passive by-product of behaviour in a marine snail. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277: 455-462.

  • Bourdeau, P.E. 2010. Cue reliability, risk sensitivity and inducible morphological defense in a marine snail. Oecologia 162: 987-994.

  • Bourdeau, P.E. 2009. Prioritized Phenotypic Responses to Combined Predators in a Marine Snail. Ecology 90: 1659-1669.

  • Przeslawski, R., P.E. Bourdeau, M.H. Doall, J. Pan, L. Perino and D.K. Padilla. 2008. The effects of a harmful alga on bivalve larval lipid stores. Harmful Algae 7: 802-807.

  • Bourdeau, P.E. and N.J. O'Connor. 2003. Predation by the Nonindigenous Asian Shore Crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus on Macroalgae and Molluscs. Northeastern Naturalist 10: 319.

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Educational Background

  • 2009 – Ph.D., Stony Brook University (Ecology and Evolution)

  • 1999 – M.Sc., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Marine Biology)

  • 1997 – B.Sc., University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (Biology)

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Positions & Honors

  • 2020-present – Associate Professor, Humboldt State University

  • 2014-2020 – Assistant Professor, Humboldt State University

  • 2009-2014 – Postdoctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University

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