Here you will find publications that have come out of the Ichthyology Lab


2017.  Hamilton SL, Logan CA, Fennie HW, Sogard SM, Barry JP, Makukhov AD, Tobosa LR, Boyer K, Lovera CF, Bernardi G. Species-specific responses of juvenile rockfish to elevated pCO2: From behavior to genomics. PLoS ONE 12(1): e0169670. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169670. Open Access Link


2016.  Graham MH, Fox MD, Hamilton SL. Macrophyte productivity and the provisioning of energy and habitat to nearshore systems. Book Chapter in: Marine Macrophytes as Foundation Species. Editor: Olafsson, E. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. Pgs 131-160.


2015.  Kram SL, Price NN, Donham EM, Johnson MD, Kelly ELA, Hamilton SL, Smith JE. Variable responses of temperate calcified and fleshy macroalgae to elevated pCO2 and warming. ICES Journal of Marine Science; doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv168. pdf

2015.  Caselle JE, Rassweiler AR, Hamilton SL, Warner RR. Recovery trajectories of kelp forest animals are rapid yet spatially variable across a network of temperate marine protected areas. Scientific Reports 15:14102 DOI:10.103/srep14102. pdf

2015. Hamilton SL, Caselle JE. Exploitation and recovery of a sea urchin predator has implications for the resilience of southern California kelp forests. Proceedings of the Royal Academy of Science B: Biological Sciences 282: 20141817. pdf


2014. Hamilton SL, Smith JE, Price NN, Sandin SA. Quantifying patterns of fish herbivory on Palmyra Atoll (USA), an uninhabited predator-dominated central Pacific coral reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series 501: 141-155. pdf

2014. Hamilton SL, Newsome SD, Caselle JE. Dietary niche expansion of a kelp forest predator recovering from intense commercial exploitation. Ecology 95: 164-172. pdf


2013. Max LM, Hamilton SL, Gaines SD, Warner RR. Benthic processes and overlying fish assemblages drive the composition of benthic detritus on a central Pacific coral reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 482: 181-195. pdf


2012. Loke KA, Floyd AJ, Lowe CG, Hamilton SL, Caselle JE, Young KA. in press. Reassessment of the fecundity of California sheephead. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 4: 599-604. pdf

2012. Manríquez PH, Galaz SP, Opitz T, Hamilton SL, Paradis G, Warner RR, Castilla JC, Labra FA, Lagos NA. Geographic variation in trace-elemental signatures in the statoliths of near-hatch larvae and recruits of Loco (Concholepas concholepas). Marine Ecology Progress Series 448: 105-118. pdf

2012. Walsh SM, Hamilton SL, Ruttenberg BI, Donovan MK, Sandin SA. Fishing top predators indirectly affects condition and reproduction in a reef fish community. Journal of Fish Biology. 80: 519-537. DOI: 10.1111/j.1095-8649.2011.03209.x. pdf


2011. Price NN, Smith JE, Hamilton SL, Tootell JS. Species-specific consequences of ocean acidification for the calcareous tropical green algae Halimeda. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 440: 67-78. pdf

2011. Hamilton SL, Wilson J, Ben-horin T, Caselle JE. Utilizing spatial demographic and life history variation to optimize sustainable yield of a temperate sex-changing fish. PLoS ONE 6(9): e24580. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024580. pdf

2011. Ruttenberg BI, Hamilton SL, Walsh SM, Donovan M, Friedlander AM, DeMartini EE, Sandin SA. Predator induced demographic shifts in coral reef fish communities. PLoS ONE 6(6): e21062. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021062. pdf

2011. Hamilton SL, Caselle JE, Lantz CA, Egglof TL, Kondo E, Newsome SD, Loke-Smith K, Pondella DP, Young K, Lowe C. Extensive geographic and ontogenetic variation characterizes the trophic ecology of a temperate reef fish on southern California rocky reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 429: 227-244. pdf

2011. Caselle JE, Hamilton SL, Schroeder DM, Love MS, Standish JD, Rosales-Casian JA, Sosa-Nishizaki O. Geographic variation in density, demography, and life history traits of a harvested temperate sex-changing reef fish. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 68: 288-303. pdf


2010. Hamilton SL, Caselle JE, Malone D, Carr MH. Incorporating biogeography into evaluations of the Channel Islands marine reserve network. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 107: 18272-18277 [doi/10.1073/pnas.0908091107]. pdf

2010. White JW, Samhouri JF, Stier AC, Wormald CL, Hamilton SL, Sandin SA. Synthesizing mechanisms of density dependence in reef fishes: behavior, habitat configuration, and observation scale. Ecology 91: 1949-1961. pdf


2009. Hamilton SL, Warner RR. Otolith profiles of barium verify the timing of settlement in a coral reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 385: 237-244. pdf

2009. Warner RR, Hamilton SL, Sheehy MS, Zeidberg LD, Brady BC, Caselle JE. Geographic variation in natal and early larval trace-elemental signatures in the statoliths of market squid, Doryteuthis (formerly Loligo) opalescens. Marine Ecology Progress Series 379: 109-121. pdf


2008. Hamilton SL, Regetz J, Warner RR. Post-settlement survival linked to larval-life in a marine fish. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 105: 1561-1566. pdf

2008. Hamilton SL. Larval history influences post-metamorphic condition in a coral reef fish. Oecologia 158: 449-461. pdf

2008. Ruttenberg BI, Hamilton SL, Warner RR. Spatial and temporal variation in the natal otolith chemistry of a Hawaiian reef fish: prospects for measuring population connectivity. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Science 65: 1181-1192. pdf


2007. Hamilton SL, Caselle JE, Standish JD, Schroeder DM, Love MS, Rosales-Casian JA, Sosa-Nishizaki O. Size-selective harvesting alters life histories of a temperate sex-changing fish. Ecological Applications 17: 2268-2280. pdf


2006. Hamilton SL, White JW, Swearer SE, Caselle JE, Warner RR. Consistent long-term spatial gradients in replenishment for an island population of a coral reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 306: 247-256. pdf


2005. Ruttenberg BI, Hamilton SL,Hickford MJH, Paradis GL, Sheehy MS, Standish JD, Ben-Tzvi O, Warner RR. Elevated levels of trace elements in cores of otoliths and their potential for use as natural tags. Marine Ecology Progress Series 297: 273-281. pdf

2005. Sandin SA, Regetz J, Hamilton SL. Testing larval fish dispersal hypotheses using maximum likelihood analysis of otolith microchemistry data. Marine and Freshwater Research 56: 725-734. pdf


2003. Caselle JE, Hamilton SL, Warner RR. The interaction of retention, recruitment, and density-dependent mortality in the spatial placement of marine reserves. Gulf and Caribbean Research 14: 107-117