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Peer-Reviewed Publications

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Griffen BD, *van den Akker D, *DiNuzzo ER, *Anderson L, *Vernier A (2020)  Comparing methods for predicting the impacts of invasive speciesBiological Invasions

Griffen BD, *Bailey J, *Carver J, *Vernier A, *DiNuzzo ER, *Anderson L, *Meidell M, *Potter B (2020)  Mechanisms of possible self-limitation in the invasive Asian shore crab  Hemigrapsus sanguineusScientific Reports 10:16908

*DiNuzzo ER, Griffen BD (2020)  The effects of animal personality on the ideal free distributionProceedings of the Royal Society B 287:20201095

**Gül MR, Griffen BD (2020)  Diet, energy storage, and reproduction in a bioindicator species across beaches with different levels of human disturbanceEcological Indicators 117:106636

Belgrad BA, Griffen BD (2020)  Which mechanisms are responsible for population patterns across different quality habitats? A new approachOikos 129:1552-1565

**Gül MR, Griffen BD (2020)  Changes in claw morphology of a bioindicator species across habitats that differ in human disturbanceHydrobiologia 847:3025-3037

*DiNuzzo ER, *Anderson L, *Walker A, *Sasso HK, *Christensen B, Griffen BD (2020)  Human influences on male waving behavior in the fiddler crab  Lactuca pugilatorMarine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 53:43057

*Saxton NA, *Vernier AD, *Jebe MT, Griffen BD (2020)  Startle response of the invasive Asian shore crab under different environmental conditionsJournal of Ethology  38:281-288

Griffen BD, Cannizzo ZJ, *Carver J, *Meidell M (2020)  Reproductive and energetic costs of injury in the mangrove tree crabMarine Ecology Progress Series 640:127-137

**Cannizzo ZJ, Lang SQ, Benitez-Nelson B, Griffen BD (2020)  An artificial habitat increases the reproductive fitness of a range-shifting species within a newly colonized ecosystemScientific Reports 10:554


**Gül MR, Griffen BD (2019)  Burrowing behavior and burrowing energetics of a bioindicator under human disturbanceEcology and Evolution 9:14205-14216

**Gül MR, Griffen BD (2019)  Combined impacts of natural and anthropogenic disturbances on a bioindicator species (Fabricius, 1787)Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 519:151185

*Vernier A, Griffen BD (2019)  Physiological effect of limb loss on the Asian shore crab  Hemigrapsus sanguineusNortheastern Naturalist 26:761-771

**Cannizzo ZJ, Griffen BD (2019)  An artificial habitat facilitates a climate-mediated range expansion into a suboptimal novel ecosystemPLOS One 14(2):e0211638

**Cannizzo ZJ, *Nix SK, *Whaling IC, Griffen BD (2019)  Individual morphology and habitat structure alter social interactions in a range-shifting speciesDiversity 11:6


**Gül MR, Griffen BD (2018)  Impacts of human disturbance on ghost crab burrow morphology and distribution on sandy shoresPLOS One e0209977

Griffen BD, **Cannizzo ZJ, **Gül MR (2018)  Ecological and evolutionary implications of allometric growth in stomach size of brachyuran crabsPLOS One 13(11):e0207416

Griffen BD (2018)  Reproductive skipping as an optimal life history strategy in the southern elephant seal,  Mirounga leoninaEcology and Evolution 8:9158-9170:9158-9170

Griffen BD (2018)  The timing of energy allocation to reproduction in an important group of marine consumersPLOS One 13(6):e0199043

**Belgrad BA, Griffen BD (2018)  Personality interacts with habitat quality to govern individual mortality and dispersal patternsEcology and Evolution 8:7216-7227

Griffen BD (2018)  Proposed mechanism of action of tap water iontophoresis for treatment of hyperhidrosisCogent Medicine 5:1486783

Griffen BD, *Sipos T (2018)  A meta-analysis of the ecological and evolutionary drivers of metabolic rates in brachyuran crabsMarine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology DOI: : 10.1080/10236244.2018.1474714

**Gul MR, Griffen BD (2018)  A reliable bioindicator of anthropogenic impact on South Carolina sandy shoresSoutheastern Naturalist 17:357-364

**Cannizzo Z, *Dixon SR, Griffen BD (2018)  An anthropogenic habitat within a suboptimal colonized ecosystem provides improved conditions for a range shifting speciesEcology and Evolution 8:1521-1533

**Cannizzo Z, Griffen BD (2018)  Habitata specific impacts of Hurricane Matthew on a range expanding speciesHydrobiologia 809:79-89

Griffen BD (2018)  Modeling the metabolic cost of swimming in polar bears (Ursus maritimus)Polar Biology 41:491-503


**Hancock E, Griffen BD (2017)  Energetic consequences of temperature and sequential autotomization for the stone crab, Menippe sppMarine Ecology Progress Series 582:133-146

  Griffen BD, **Riley ME, **Cannizzo ZJ, Feller IC (2017)  Indirect effects of ecosystem engineering combine with consumer behavior to determine the spatial distribution of herbivoryJournal of Animal Ecology 86:1425-1433

**Belgrad BA, Griffen BD (2017)  Habitat quality mediates personality through differences in social contextOecologia 184:431-440

**Riley ME, Griffen BD (2017)  Habitat-specific differences alter traditional biogeographic patterns of life history in a climate-change induced range expansionPLOS One 12(5):e0176263

Griffen BD (2017)  Metabolic costs of capital energy storage in a small-bodied ectothermEcology and Evolution 70:639-646

**Belgrad BA, *Karan J, Griffen BD (2017)  Individual personality associated with interactions between physiological condition and the environmentAnimal Behaviour 123:277-284


Cannizzo ZJ, Griffen BD (2016)  Changes in spatial behaviour patterns by mangrove tree crabs following climate-induced range shift into novel habitatAnimal Behaviour 121:79-86

Belgrad BA, Griffen BD (2016)  Predator-prey interactions mediated by prey personality and predator hunting modeProceedings of the Royal Society B 283:20160408

Knotts ER, Griffen BD (2016) Individual movement rates are sufficient to determine and maintain dynamic spatial positioning within  Uca pugilator herds.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 70:639-646

Griffen BD (2016) Scaling impacts of interactions between invaders from the individual to the population level.  Ecology and Evolution

**Belgrad BA, Griffen BD (2016) The influence of dietary shifts on the fitness of the blue crab,  Callinectes sapidusPLOS One11(1):e0145481

Griffen BD, **Belgrad BA, **Cannizzo ZJ, **Knotts ER, *Hancock E (2016) Rethinking our approach to multiple stressor studies in marine environments.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 543:273-281


Griffin JN, **Toscano BJ, Griffen BD, Silliman BR (2015) Does relative abundance modify multiple predator effects?  Basic and Applied Ecology

Blakeslee AMH, Keogh CL, Fowler AE, Griffen BD (2015) Trematode infection does little to hinder invasive green crabs in eastern North America.  PLOS One

Griffen BD, **Riley ME (2015) Potential impacts of invasive crabs on one life history strategy of native rock crabs in the Gulf of Maine  Biological Invasions 17:2533-2544

Griffen BD, *Norelli AP (2015) Spatially variable habitat quality contributes to within-population variation in reproductive success  Ecology and Evolution 5:1474-1483

Griffen BD, *Vogel M, *Goulding L, *Hartman R (2015) Energetic effects of diet choice by invasive Asian shore crabs: implications for persistence when prey are scarce  Marine Ecology Progress Series 522:181-192

**Belgrad BA, Griffen BD (2015) Rhizocephalan infection modifies host food consumption by reducing host activity levels  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 466:70-75


**Riley ME, **Johnston CA, Feller IC, Griffen BD (2014) Range expansion of  Aratus pisonii (mangrove tree crab) into novel vegetative habitats.  Southeastern Natrualist 13:N43-N48

**Hogan JM, Griffen BD (2014) The dietary and reproductive consequences of fishery-related claw removal for the stone crab  Menippe spp.  Journal of Shellfish Research 33:795-804

**Toscano BJ, Griffen BD (2014) Trait-mediated functional responses: predator behavioural type mediates prey consumption. Journal of Animal Ecology 83:1469-1477
Editorial highlight of paper by Kalinkat.  Journal of Animal Ecology 83:1245-1247 

**Toscano BJ, *Newsome B, Griffen BD (2014) Parasite modification of predator functional response.  Oecologia 175:345-352

**Toscano BJ, *Gato J, Griffen BD (2014) Effects of predation threat on repeatability of individual crab behavior revealed by mark recapture.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68:519-527

**Riley ME, *Vogel M, Griffen BD (2014) Fitness-associated consequences of an omnivorous diet for the mangrove tree crab  Aratus pisonii.  Aquatic Biology 20:35-43

Griffen BD (2014) Linking individual diet variation and fecundity in an omnivorous marine consumer.  Oecologia 174:121-130


Drake JM, Griffen BD (2013) Experimental demonstration of accelerated extinction in source-sink metapopulations.  Ecology and Evolution 3:3369-3378

**Toscano BJ, Griffen BD (2013) Predator size interacts with habitat structure to determine the allometric scaling of the functional response.  Oikos 122:454-462 


Griffen BD, **Toscano B, *Gatto J (2012) The role of intraspecific trait variation in mediating indirect interactions.  Ecology 93:1935-1943

**Decker RA, Griffen BD (2012) Correlating context-specific boldness and physiological condition of female sand fiddler crabs ( Uca pugilator).  Journal of Ethology

Griffen BD, Altman I, *Bess BM, *Hurley J, **Penfield A (2012) The role of foraging in the success of invasive species.  Biological Invasions 14:2545-2558

**Toscano BJ, Griffen BD (2012) Predatory crab size diversity and bivalve consumption in oyster reefs.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 445:65-74

*Repetto M, Griffen BD (2012) Physiological consequences of parasite infection in the burrowing mud shrimp  Upogebia pugettensis, a widespread ecosystem engineer . Marine and Freshwater Research 63:60-67


Griffen BD, Altman I, *Hurley J, *Mosblack H (2011) Reduced fecundity by one invader in the presence of another: a potential mechanism leading to species replacement.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 406:6-13

Delaney DG, Griffen BD, Leung B (2011) Injury as a moderator of impacts of invasive species.  Biological Invasions 13:2935-2945

Drake JM, *Shapiro J, Griffen BD (2011) Experimental demonstration of a two-phase population extinction hazard.  Proceedings of the Royal Society Interface

Griffen BD, *Mosblack H (2011) Predicting diet and consumption rate differences between and within species using gut ecomorphology.  Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 854-863

Griffen BD (2011) Ecological impacts of replacing one invasive species with another in rocky intertidal areas.  In: In the Wrong Place: Alien Marine Crustaceans - Distribution, Biology and Impacts. (eds.) Galil B, Clark P., Springer., p. 687-701 


Griffen BD, Spooner D, Spivak A, Kramer A, Santoro A, Kelly N (2010) Moving species redundancy towards a more predictive framework.  Limnology and Oceanography Methods, Eco-DAS VIII 3:30-46

Drake JM, Griffen BD (2010) Early warning signals of extinction in deteriorating environments.  Nature 467:456-459. Editorial highlight of paper by Scheffer.  Nature 467:411-412 


Griffen BD (2009) Consumers that are not 'ideal' or 'free' can still approach the ideal free distribution using realistic patch-leaving rules.  Journal of Animal Ecology 78:919-927

Griffen BD, Byers JE (2009) Community impacts of two invasive crabs: the roles of density, prey recruitment, and indirect effects.  Biological Invasions 11:927-940

Griffen BD (2009) Effects of a newly invasive parasite on the burrowing mud shrimp, a widespread ecosystem engineer.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 361:73-83

Griffen BD, Drake JM (2009) Environment, but not migration, influences extinction risk in experimental metapopulations.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 276:4363-4371. Featured in  Nature 461:573 (1 October 2009)

Drake JM, Griffen BD (2009) The speed of expansion and extinction in experimental populations.  Ecology Letters 12:772-778

Griffen BD, Drake JM (2009) Scaling rules for the final approach to extinction.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B276:1361-1367


Griffen BD, *Williamson, T (2008) Influence of predator density on nonindependent effects of multiple predator species.  Oecologia 155:151-159

Griffen BD, *Guy T, *Julia Buck (2008) Inhibition between invasives: a newly introduced predator moderates the impacts of a previously established invasive predator.  Journal of Animal Ecology 77:32-40 (Featured in  Science at:

Griffen BD, Drake JM (2008) Review of extinction in experimental populations.  Journal of Animal Ecology 77:1274-1287 (Editor's note highlighting paper.  Journal of Animal Ecology 77:1273)

Griffen BD, Drake JM (2008) Effects of habitat quality and size on extinction in experimental populations.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 275:2251-2256 


Griffen BD, Delaney DG (2007) Species invasion shifts the importance of predator dependence.  Ecology 88:3012-3021 


Griffen BD (2006) Detecting emergent effects of multiple predator species.  Oecologia 148:702-709

Griffen BD, Byers JE (2006) Partitioning mechanisms of predator interference in different habitats.  Oecologia 146:608-614

Griffen BD, Byers JE (2006) Intraguild predation reduces redundancy of predator species in multiple predator assemblage.  Journal of Animal Ecology 75:959-966 


Griffen BD, DeWitt TH, Langdon C (2004) Particle removal rates by the mud shrimp  Upogebia pugettensis, its burrow, and a commensal clam: effects on estuarine phytoplankton abundance.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 269:223-236

DeWitt, T.H., A.F. D'Andrea, C.A. Brown, B.D. Griffen, and P.M. Eldridge. 2004. Impact of burrowing shrimp populations on nitrogen cycling and water quality in western North American temperate estuaries. pp. 107-118, In: A. Tamaki (ed.), Proceedings of the Symposium on Ecology of Large Bioturbators in Tidal Flats and Shallow Sublittoral Sediments - from Individual Behavior to Their Role as Ecosystem Engineers. University of Nagasaki, Japan