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Dunn, DC, CL Van Dover, RJ Etter, CR Smith, LA Levin, T Morato, A Colaco, et al. 2018. A strategy for the conservation of biodiversity on mid-ocean ridges from deep-sea mining. Science Advances 4: eaar4313.

Morello, SL and RJ Etter. 2018. Transition probabilities help identify the putative drivers of community change in complex systems. Ecology 99:1357-1369.

Glazier, AE, and RJ Etter. 2017. Genetic divergence across an oxygen minimum zone. Marine Ecology Progress Series 577: 79–91.

Morello, SL and RJ Etter. 2017. Estimating the impact of consumers in ecological communities: manual removals identify the complex role of individual consumers in the Gulf of Maine. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 495:89-102.

Morello, SL and RJ Etter. 2017 The relative importance of spatial and temporal variation in predicting community structure at different scales as estimated from Markov Chain Models. Marine Ecology Progress Series 583:15-34.

Sorte, C.J.B., V.E. Davidson, M.C. Franklin, K.M. Benes, M.M. Doellman, R.J. Etter, R.E. Hannigan, J. Lubchenco, B.A. Menge. 2017. Long-term declines in an intertidal foundation species parallel shifts in community composition. Global Change Biology 23:341-352. pdf

Baco, AR, RJ Etter, PA Ribeiro, S von der Heyden, P Beerli, BP Kinlan. 2016. A synthesis of genetic connectivity in deep-sea fauna and implications for connectivity and marine reserve design. Molecular Ecology 25:3276-3298. pdf

Etter, R.J. 2016. Benthic community ecology. Oxford Bibliographies in Ecology. pdf

Etter, R.J., and A.S. Bower. 2015. Dispersal and population connectivity in the deep North Atlantic estimated from physical transport processes. Deep Sea Research I 104: 159-172. pdf

Glazier, AE, and RJ Etter. 2014. Cryptic speciation along a bathymetric gradient. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 113:897-913. pdf

Jennings R.M., RJ Etter 2014. Phylogeographic estimates of colonization of the deep Atlantic by the protobranch bivalve Nucula atacellana. Polish Polar Research 35: 261-278. Invited as part of the IceAGE volume. pdf

Boyle, EE and RJ Etter. 2013. Heteroplasmy in a deep-sea protobranch bivalve suggests an ancient origin of doubly uniparental inheritance of mitochondria in Bivalvia. Marine Biology 160:413-422. pdf

Jennings RM, Etter RJ, Ficarra L. 2013. Population differentiation and species formation in the deep sea: the potential role of environmental gradients and depth.  PLoS ONE 8(10): e77594. pdf

Sharma, PP, JD. Zardus, EE Boyle, VL. González, RM Jennings, E McIntyre, P Bouchet, WC Wheeler, RJ Etter, G Giribet. 2013. Into the deep: A phylogenetic approach to the bivalve subclass Protobranchia. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69:188-204. pdf

Sorte, CJB, RJ Etter, R. Spackman, EE Boyle and RE Hannigan. 2013. Elemental fingerprinting of mussel shells to predict dispersal patterns and redistribution potential in the Gulf of Maine. PLoS ONE 8(11): e80868. pdf

Etter, R.J., E.E. Boyle, A. Glazier, R. M. Jennings, E. Dutra, and M. R. Chase 2011.  Phylogeography of a pan-Atlantic abyssal protobranch bivalve: Implications for evolution in the deep Atlantic.  Molecular Ecology 20:829-843. pdf

Jennings R.M. and Etter R.J. 2011. Exon-Primed, Intron-Crossing (EPIC) loci for five nuclear genes in deep-sea protobranch bivalves: primer design, PCR protocols, and locus utility. Molecular Ecology Resources 11: 1102-1112. pdf

Miller, R.J. and R.J. Etter. 2011. Rock walls: diversity hotspots in the subtidal Gulf of Maine. Marine Ecology Progress Series 425: 153-165. pdf

Rex, M.A. and R.J. Etter. 2010. Deep-Sea Biodiversity: Pattern and Scale. 354 pp. Harvard University Press.

Rex, M.A., C.T. Stuart, R.J. Etter and C.R. McClain. 2010.  Biogeography of the deep-sea gastropod Oocorys sulcata Fischer, 1884. British Journal of Conchology 40:287-290.

McClain, CR, MA Rex and R.J. Etter. 2009. Patterns in deep-sea macroecology. pp65-100. In Marine Macroecology. K. Roy and J Witman eds. University of Chicago Press.

Miller, R.J. and R.J. Etter. 2008. Shading facilitates sessile invertebrate dominance in the rocky subtidal Gulf of Maine. Ecology 89:452-462. pdf

Stuart CT, Martinez Arbizu P, Smith CR, Molodtsova T, Brandt A, Etter RJ, Escobar-Briones E, Fabri MC, Rex MA. 2008.  CeDAMar global database of abyssal biological sampling.  Aquatic Biology 4:143-145.

Etter, RJ. 2007. Snails. pp 530-537. In M. Denny and S. Gaines Eds. Encylopedia of Tidepools. University of California Press.

Devoid , S. J., R.J. Etter , M. Sugumaran, G. W. Wallace and W. E. Robinson. 2007. Histidine-rich glycoprotein from the hemolymph of the marine mussel Mytilus edulis L. Binds class A, B and borderline metals. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry 26:872-877. pdf

Johnson, N. A., Campbell, J. W., Moore, T. S., Rex, M. A., Etter, R. J. McClain, C. R. and Dowell, M. D. 2007. The relationship between the standing stock of deep-sea macrobenthos and surface production in the western North Atlantic: A benthic perspective. Deep-Sea Research I, 54:1350-1360. pdf

Abebe AT, SJ. Devoid, M. Sugumaran, RJ Etter and W.E. Robinson. 2007. Identification and quantification of histidine-rich glycoprotein (HRG) in the blood plasma of six marine bivalves. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part B: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 147:74-81. pdf

Avery, R. and R.J. Etter. 2006. Microstructural differences in reinforcing a gastropod shell against predation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 323:159-170. pdf

Rex, M.A., R.J. Etter, J.S. Morris, J. Crouse, C.R. McClain, N.A. Johnson, C.T. Stuart, J.W. Deming, R. Thies, and R. Avery. 2006. Global bathymetric patterns of standing stock and body size in the deep-sea benthos. Marine Ecology Progress Series 317: 1-8. pdf

Trussell, GC, and Etter, RJ 2006. Flexibility is enough.  Natural History 115 (2): 10-11.

Zardus, J.D., R.J. Etter, M.R. Chase, M.A. Rex, and E.E. Boyle. 2006. Bathymetric and geographic population structure in the pan-Atlantic deep-sea bivalve Demininucula atacellana (Schenck 1939). Molecular Ecology 15:639-651. pdf

Etter, R.J.,  M.A. Rex, M. Chase, and J. Quattro. 2005. Population differentiation decreases with depth in deep-sea bivalves.  Evolution 59:1479-1491. pdf

McClain, CR and R.J. Etter.  2005. Mid-domain models as predictors of species diversity patterns : bathymetric diversity gradients in the deep sea.  Oikos 109: 555-566. pdf

Rex, M.A., C.R. McClain, N.A. Johnson, R.J. Etter,  J.A. Allen, P. Bouchet, and A. Waren. 2005. A source-sink hypothesis for abyssal biodiversity. American Naturalist 165:163-178. pdf

Witman, J., Etter, R.J., and F. Smith. 2004.  The relationship between regional and local diversity in marine benthic communities: a global perspective.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101: 15664-15669. pdf

Boyle, E.E., J. D. Zardus, M. R. Chase, R. J. Etter, and M. A. Rex. 2004. Strategies for molecular genetic studies of preserved deep-sea macrofauna  Deep Sea Research 51:1319-1336. pdf

Stuart, C.T., M.A. Rex and R.J. Etter 2003.  Large-scale spatial and temporal patterns of deep-sea benthic species diversity.  pp. 295-311. In: Ecosystems of the World. Tyler, P.A. (ed). Elsevier.

Etter, R.J. 2002.  General sampling designs for baseline studies.  Pp427-447.  In Standardization of Environmental data and information – Development Guidelines.  International Seabed Authority.

Trussell, G.C. and R.J. Etter. 2002. Integrating the genetic and environmental forces that shape the evolution of geographic variation in a marine snail. Pages 321-338 in A.P. Hendry, M.T. Kinnsion, editors. Microevolution: Rate, pattern, process. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands.

Rex, M.A., A. Bond, R.J. Etter, A.C. Rex and J. Welch. 2002.  Geographic variation of shell geometry in the abyssal snail Xyloskenea naticiformis (Jeffreys, 1883). The Veliger 45:218-223.

Etter, R.J. and L. Mullineaux. 2001. Deep-Sea Communities. In Marine Ecology. pp. 367-393. Bertness, M.D., S. Gaines and M. Hay (eds). Sinauer

Levin. LA, R.J. Etter, MA Rex, AJ Gooday, CR Smith, J Pineda, CT Stuart, RR Hessler, and D Pawson. 2001. Environmental influences on regional deep-sea species diversity. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. 32: 51-93. pdf

Quattro, J.M., M.C. Chase, M.A. Rex, and R.J. Etter. 2001. Extreme mitochondrial DNA divergence within populations of the deep-sea gastropod Frigidoalvania brychia (Verrill, 1884). Marine Biology 139:1107-1113. pdf

Rex, M.A., C.T. Stuart and  R.J. Etter. 2001. A comment on whether deep-sea nematodes show a positive latitudinal gradient of species diversity: the potential role of depth.   Marine Ecology Progress Series 210: 297-298.

Trussell, G.D. and R.J. Etter. 2001. Integrating genetic and environmental forces that shape the evolution of geographic variation in a marine snail. Genetica 112:321-337. pdf

Etter, R.J., M.A. Rex, M. Chase, and J. Quattro. 1999. A genetic dimension to deep-sea biodiversity. Deep-sea Research 46:1095-1099. pdf

Etter, R. J. 1999. Revealing real-world complexities. Conservation Biology  13:459-460.

Rex, M.A., R.J. Etter, A.J. Clain and M.S. Hill. 1999. Bathymetric patterns of body size in deep-sea gastropods. Evolution 53: 1298-1301. pdf

Caswell, H. and R.J. Etter 1999. Cellular automaton models for competition in patchy environments: Facilitation, inhibition and tolerance. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 61:615-649. pdf

Rex, M.A.and R.J. Etter. 1998. Bathymetric patterns of body size: implications for deep-sea biodiversity. Deep-sea Research II 45 103-127. pdf

Chase, M., Etter, R.J., M.A. Rex and J. Quattro. 1998. Bathymetric patterns of genetic variation in a deep-sea protobranch bivalve. Marine Biology 131:301-308. pdf

Chase M., Etter, R.J., M.A. Rex and J. Quattro. 1998. Extraction and amplification of mitochondrial DNA from formalin-fixed tissue from deep-sea mollusks. Biotechniques 24(2):243-247.pdf

Merritt, T.,Chase M., Etter, R.J., M.A. Rex and J. Quattro. 1998.  Oligonucleotide primer pairs amplify polymorphic mitochondrial DNA loci from a variety of molluscan taxa. Molecular Marine Biology and Biotechnology 7: 7-11

Rex, M.A., R.J. Etter and C.T. Stuart. 1997. Large-scale patterns of species diversity in the deep-sea benthos. pp. 94-121. In R. Ormond and J.D. Gage (eds.). Marine Biodiversity: Causes and consequences. Cambridge University Press.

Etter, R.J. 1996. The influence of wave action, prey type, and foraging time on growth rates of the predatory whelk Nucella lapillus. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 196:341-356.

Etter, R.J. and H. Caswell. 1994. The advantages of dispersal in a patchy environment: effects of disturbance in a cellular automaton model. pp 284-305 In C. Young and K. Eckelbarger eds. Reproduction, Larval Biology and Recruitment in the Deep-Sea Benthos. Columbia University Press.

Caswell, H. and R. J. Etter. 1993. Ecological Interactions in patchy environments: from patch-occupancy models to cellular automata. pp 93-109. In Levin S. A., T.M. Powell and J.H. Steele (eds.) Patch Dynamics. Springer-Verlag, New York.

Etter, R. J. and J. F. Grassle. 1992. Patterns of species diversity in the deep sea as a function of sediment particle size diversity. Nature 360: 576-578. pdf

Etter, R. J. 1991 PopDyn: an ecological simulation program. Bioscience 41: 784-790. pdf

Etter, R.J. and M.A. Rex. 1990 Population differentiation decreases with depth in deep-sea gastropods. Deep Sea Research 37: 1251-1261.

Rex, M.A. and R.J. Etter. 1990  Geographic variation and population differentiation in two deep-sea snails: Benthomangelia antonia and Benthonella tenella. Deep Sea Research  37: 1229-1249.

Rex, M.A., R.J. Etter and P.W. Nimeskern Jr. 1990.  Density estimates for deep-sea gastropod assemblages.  Deep Sea Research  37: 555-569.

Etter, R.J. 1989. Life-history variation in the intertidal snail Nucella lapillus across a wave-exposure gradient. Ecology 70: 1857-1876. pdf

Etter, R.J. 1988. Physiological stress and color polymorphism in the intertidal snail Nucella lapillus. Evolution 42: 660-680. pdf

Etter, R.J. 1988. Asymmetrical developmental plasticity in an intertidal snail. Evolution 42: 322-334. pdf

Rex, M.A., M. Campbell-Watts, R.J. Etter and S. O'Neill.  1988.  Character variation in a complex of rissoid gastropods from the upper continental slope of the western North Atlantic. Malacologia  29: 325-339

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