Benthic Ecology Laboratory

Publications and Reports

(for reprints please contact Troy Alphin or Martin Posey)

Harwell, H., M. Posey and T. Alphin. 2011. Landscape aspects of oyster reefs: effects of fragmentation on habitat utilization. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

Meyer, D. and M.H. Posey. 2009. Effects of life history strategy on fish distribution and use of estuarine salt marsh and shallow water flat habitats. Estuaries and Coasts. 32: 797-812.

Coen, L.D., Brumbaugh, R.D., Bushek, D., Grizzle, R. Luckenbach, M.W., Posey, M.H., Powers, S.P. and Tolley, S.G.. 2007. Ecosystem services related to oyster restoration. Marine Ecology Progress Series 341: 303-307.

Nelson, K.A., L.A. Leonard, M.H. Posey, T.D. Alphin and M.A. Mallin. 2004. Transplanted oyster (Crassostrea virginica) beds as a self-sustaining mechanism for water quality improvement in small tidal creeks. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 298: 347-368.

Posey, M.H., T.D. Alphin, D.L. Meyer and J.M. Johnson. 2003. Benthic communities of common reed Phragmites australis and marsh cordgrass Spartina alterniflora marshes in Chesapeake Bay, USA. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 261: 51-61.

Posey, M.H., T.D. Alphin, L.B. Cahoon, D.G. Lindquist, M.A. Mallin and M.B. Nevers. 2002. Top-down versus bottom-up limitation in benthic communities: direct and indirect effects. Estuaries. 25: 999-1014.

Alphin, T.D. and M.H. Posey. 2001. Effect of hemichordate bioturbation on infaunal abundance and composition on a sandflat in Southeastern North Carolina. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.

Hyland, J.L., W.L. Balthus, C.T. Hackney and M.H. Posey. 2001. Sediment quality of North Carolina estuaries: An integrative assessment of sediment contamination, toxicity, and condition of benthic fauna. Journal of Aquatic Ecosystem Stress and Recovery.

Dumbauld, B.R., K.M. Brooks and M.H. Posey. 2001. Response of an estuarine benthic community to application of the pesticide Carbaryl and cultivation of Pacific oysters (Crassostrea gigas) in Willapa Bay, Washington. Marine Pollution Bulletin.

Hackney, C.T., D.E. Padgett and M.H. Posey. 2000. Fungal and bacterial contributions to the decomposition of Cladium and Typha leaves in nutrient enriched and nutrient poor areas of the Everglades, with a note on Ergosterol concentrations in Everglades soils. Mycological Research. 104: 666-670.

Breitburg, D., L. Coen, M. Luckenbach, R. Mann, M.H. Posey, J. Wesson. 2000. Oyster Reef Restoration: Convergence of Harvest and Conservation Strategies. Journal of Shellfish Research 19: 371-378

Alphin, T.D. and M.H. Posey. 2000. Long-term trends in vegetation dominance and infaunal community composition in created marshes. Wetlands Ecology and Management 8:317-325.

Mallin, M.A., J.M. Burkholder, L.B. Cahoon and M.H. Posey. 2000. North and South Carolina coasts. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 41: 56-75.

Mallin, M.A., J.M. Burkholder, L.B. Cahoon and M.H. Posey. 2000. North and South Carolina coasts. Pp. 341-361, In: C. Sheppard (ed.) Seas of the Millennium. Elsevier Science, Ltd.

Posey, M.H., C.M. Powell, T.D. Alphin and E. Townsend. 1999. Use of oyster reefs as habitat for epibenthic fish and decapods. Pages 229-237, In: M. Luckenbach, R. Mann and J. Wesson (eds.), Oyster Reef Habitat Restoration: A synopsis and synthesis of approaches. Virginia Institute of Marine Sciences Press.

Posey, M.H., T.D. Alphin, L. Cahoon, D. Lindquist and M.E. Becker. 1999. Interactive effects of nutrient additions and predation on benthic communities. Estuaries 22: 785-792.

Griffitt, J., M.H. Posey, and T. Alphin. 1999. Effects of edge fragmentation on oyster reef utilization by transient nekton. J. Elisha Mitchell Society 115: 98-103.

Dahlgren, C.P.,M.H. Posey, and A.L. Hulbert. 1999. The effects of bioturbation on the infaunal community adjacent to an offshore hard-bottom reef. Bulletin of Marine Science 64: 21-34.

Eggleston, D.B., W.E. Ellis, L.L. Etherington, C.P. Dahlgren and M.H. Posey. 1999. Organism responses to habitat fragmentation and diversity: habitat colonization by estuarine macrofauna. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 236: 107-132.

Mallin, M.A., M.H. Posey, G.C. Shank, M.R. McIver, S.H. Ensign and T.D. Alphin. 1999. Hurricane effects on water quality and benthos in the Cape Fear watershed: natural and anthropogenic impacts. Ecological Applications 9: 350-362.

Alphin, Troy. 1998. Effects of hemichordate bioturbation on infaunal abundances and composition on a sandflat in southeastern North Carolina. MS Thesis UNC Wilmington

Posey, M.H., T.D. Alphin, S. Banner, F. Vose and W. Lindberg. 1998. Temporal variability, diversity and guild structure of a benthic community in the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. Bulletin of Marine Science 63: 143-155.

Posey, M.H., T.D. Alphin and C.M. Powell. 1997. Plant and infaunal communities associated with a created marsh. Estuaries 20 (1): 42-47.

Vose, F.E., M.H. Posey and W.J. Lindberg. 1997. How reasonable is it to assume enhanced productivity by artificial reefs, based on experiments in the eastern Gulf of Mexico? In: Seaman, W., Jr. (ed.), Future artificial reefs in the U.S. coastal ocean: Can science resolve the biological enhancement question? Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission, Washington, D.C. Special Report.

Alphin, T.D., M.H. Posey and M.E. Smith. 1997. Comparison of infauna associated with a macroalgae, Caulerpa prolifera, found in southeastern North Carolina. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Society 113: 16-21.

Posey, M.H., T.D. Alphin, W. Lindberg and F. Vose. 1996. Effects of storm disturbance on an offshore benthic community. Bulletin of Marine Science. 59(3) 523-529.

Miltner, R.J., S.W. Ross and M.H. Posey. 1995. Influence of food and predation on the depth distribution of juvenile spot (Leiostomus xanthurus) in tidal estuaries. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science. 52: 971-982.

Mense, D.J., M.H. Posey, T. West and K. Kinchloe. 1995. Settlement of brachyuran postlarvae along the North Carolina coast. Bulletin of Marine Science 57: 793-806.

Posey, M.H., C.M. Powell, L. Cahoon and D. Lindquist. 1995. Top-down vs. bottom-up control of benthic community composition on an intertidal tideflat. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 185: 19-31.

van Montfrans, J., C.E. Epifanio, D.M. Knott, R.N. Lipcius, D.J. Mense, K.S. Metcalf, E.J. Olmi III, R.J. Orth, M.H. Posey, E.L. Wenner and T.L. West. 1995. Settlement of blue crab postlarvae in western North Atlantic estuaries. Bulletin of Marine Science. 57: 834-854.

Lindquist, D.G., L.B. Cahoon, I.E. Clavijo, M.H. Posey, S.K. Bolden, L.A. Pike, S.W. Burk and P.A. Cardullo. 1994. Reef fish stomach contents and prey abundance on reef and sand substrata associated with adjacent artificial and natural reefs in Onslow Bay, North Carolina. Bulletin of Marine Science 55: 308-318.

Posey, M.H. and W.G. Ambrose. 1994. Effects of proximity to a offshore hard-bottom reef on infaunal abundances. Marine Biology 118: 745-753.

Ruiz, G.M., A.H. Hines and M.H. Posey. 1993. Shallow water as a refuge habitat for fish and crustaceans in non-vegetated estuaries: an example from Chesapeake Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 99: 1-16.

Posey, M.H., C. Wigand and J.C. Stevenson. 1993. Effects of an introduced aquatic plant, Hydrilla verticillata, on benthic communities in the upper Chesapeake Bay. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 37: 539-555.

Padgett, D.E. and M.H. Posey. 1992. An evaluation of the efficiencies of several ergosterol extraction techniques. Mycological Research 97: 1476-1480.

Ugguccioni, D.M. and M.H. Posey. 1992.Predation by grass shrimp, Palaemonetes pugio, on clams, Mercenaria mercenaria: size and substrate interactions. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 107: 29-34.

Posey, M.H., F. Vose and W. Lindberg. 1992. Short-term responses of benthic infauna to the establishment of an artificial reef.
Pp. 125-132, In: L. Cahoon (ed.), Diving for Science 1992, Proceedings of the American Academy of Underwater Sciences 12th Annual Scientific Diving Symposium.

Posey, M.H.. and A.H. Hines. 1991. Complex predator-prey interactions within an estuarine benthic community. Ecology 72: 2155-2169.

Posey, M.H., B.R. Dumbauld and D.A. Armstrong. 1991. Effects of a burrowing mud shrimp, Upogebia pugettensis (Dana), on abundances of macroinfauna.. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 148: 283-294.

Posey, M.H. 1990. Functional approaches to soft-substrate communities: How useful are they? Reviews in Aquatic Science 2/3: 343-356.

Hines, A.H., M.H. Posey and P.J. Haddon. 1989. Effects of adult suspension- and deposit-feeding bivalves on recruitment of estuarine infauna. The Veliger 32: 109-119.

Posey, M.H. 1988. Community changes associated with the spread of an introduced seagrass, Zostera japonica. Ecology 69: 974-983.

Posey, M.H. 1987. Influence of relative mobilities on the composition of benthic communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 39: 99-104.

Posey, M.H. 1987. Effects of lowered salinity on activity of the ghost shrimp, Callianassa californiensis. Northwest Science 61: 93-96.

Posey, M.H. 1986. Predation on a burrowing shrimp: distribution and community consequences. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 103: 143-161.

Posey, M.H. 1986. Changes in a benthic community associated with dense beds of a burrowing deposit feeder, Callianassa californiensis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 31: 15-22.

Posey, M.H. 1985. The effects upon the macrofaunal community of a dominant burrowing deposit feeder, Callianassa californiensis, and the role of predation in determining its intertidal distribution. Ph.D. Dissertation. University of Oregon.

Posey, M.H., A.H. Pregnall and R. Graham. 1984. A brief description of a subtidal sabellariid(Polychaeta) reef on the southern Oregon coast. Pacific Science 38: 28-33.

Posey, M.H. 1979. A study of the homing instincts in Terrapene c. carolina in Maryland. Bulletin Maryland Herpetological Society 15: 139-140.