Publications

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Nowicki, R., Thomson, J., Fourqurean, J., Wirsing, A., and Heithaus, M.  In Review. “An extreme climatic event and experimental loss of predation risk accelerates herbivore-driven seagrasss loss and tropicalization”Journal of Animal Ecology.

Graham, E., Averill, C., Bond-Lamberty, B., Knelman, J., Krause, S., Peralta, A., Shade, A., Smith, P., Cheng, S., Fanin, N., Freund, C., Garcia, P., Gibbons, S., Van Goethem, M., Guebila, B., Kemppinen, J., Nowicki, R., Pausas,  J., Reed, S., Rocca, Sengupta, A., Sihi, D., Simonin, M., Slowinski, M., Spawn, S., Sutherland, I., Tonkins, J., Wisnoski, N., Zipper, S., Contributer Consortium.  Submitted.  “Towards a unifying framework of disturbance ecology through crowdsourced science”.  Global Change Biology. 

Matich, P., Nowicki, R., Davis, J., Mohan, J., Plumlee, J., Strickland, B., TinHan, T., Wells, R., Fisher, M. 2020. “Does proximity to freshwater refuge affect the size structure of an estuarine predator (Carcharhinus leucas)
in the north-western Gulf of Mexico?” Marine and Freshwater Research.

Nowicki R., M. Heithaus, J. Thomson, D. Burkholder, K. Gastrich, and A. Wirsing. 2019.  “Indirect legacy effects of an extreme climactic event on a marine megafaunal community.” Ecological Monographs, p.e01365.

Kendrick, G.A., Nowicki, R., Olsen, Y.S., Strydom, S., Fraser, M.W., Sinclair, E.A., Statton, J., Hovey, R.K., Thomson, J.A., Burkholder, D. and McMahon, K.M., 2019. “A Systematic Review of How Multiple Stressors From an Extreme Event Drove Ecosystem-Wide Loss of Resilience in an Iconic Seagrass Community”. Front. Frontiers in Marine Science6, p.455.

Nowicki, R., Heithaus, M., Fourqurean, J.  2018.The role of consumers in structuring seagrass ecosystems: direct and indirect mechanisms”.  Biology of Seagrasses, Second edition. Springer.

Nowicki, R., Burkholder, D., Thomson, J., Fourqurean, J., Heithaus, M. 2017. “Predicting seagrass recovery times and their implications following an extreme climate event”. Marine Ecology Progress Series 567:79-93.

Ferreira, L., Thums, M., Heithaus, M., Barnett, A., Abrantes,, K., Holmes, B., Zamora, L., Frisch, A., Pepperel, J., Burkholder, D., Vaudo, J., Nowicki, R., Meeuwig, J., and Meekan, M. 2017.“The trophic role of a large marine predator, the tiger shark Galeocerdo cuvier“.  Scientific Reports 7(1): 7641.

Nowicki, R. 2016. “Effects of catastrophic seagrass loss and predation risk on the ecological structure and resilience of a model seagrass ecosystem.”  PhD Dissertation.

Stroud, J.T., Bush, M., Ladd, M., Lemoine, N., Nowicki, R., Shantz, A., Sweatman, A.  2015. “Is a community still a community? Reviewing definitions of key terms in community ecology”. Ecology and Evolution 5(21): 4757-4765.