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  • Bergsma, G.S. 2012. Coral mutualists enhance fish abundance and diversity through morphology-mediated facilitation cascade. Marine Ecology Progress Series 451: 151-161.

  • Bergsma, G.S. 2012. Mutualists alter coral susceptibility and response to biotic disturbance through cascading trait-mediated indirect interactions. Coral Reefs 31: 461-469.

  • Bergsma, G.S. and C.M. Martinez. 2011. Mutualist-induced morphological changes enhance growth and survival of corals. Marine Biology 158: 2267-2277.

  • Bergsma, G.S. 2009. Ecological effects of finger-forming coral symbionts. PhD diss., University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • Bergsma, G.S. 2009. Tube-dwelling coral symbionts induce significant morphological change in Montipora. Symbiosis 49: 143-150.

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Educational Background

  • 2009 – MA/PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara (Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology)

  • 2000 – BS, University of Washington, Seattle (Zoology)

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