Jayson R Smith

Jayson R Smith

Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, College of Science


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Peer-Reviewed Publications (students in italics)

  • Jhaveri, P. and JR Smith. 2019. Evaluation of two outreach tools, an educator program and a mobile touch tank, in reducing deleterious visitor activities in rocky intertidal ecosystems of southern California, USA. Ocean and Coastal Management. 178: 104821.
  • Miner, C.M., J.L. Burnaford, R.F. Ambrose, L. Antrim, H. Bohlmann, C.A. Blanchette, J.M. Engle, S.C. Fradkin, R. Gaddam, C.D.G. Harley, B.G. Miner, S.N. Murray, J.R. Smith, S.G. Whitaker, P.T. Raimondi. 2018. Large-scale impacts of sea star wasting disease (SSWD) on intertidal sea stars and implications for recovery. PLOS ONE 13(3): e0192870 

  • Lucas, B.J.andJ.R. Smith. 2016. Alterations in human visitation patterns and behaviors in southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems over two-decades following increased management efforts. Ocean and Coastal Management. 121:128-140.

  • Murray, S.N., S.B. Weisberg, P.T. Raimondi, R.F. Ambrose, C.A. Bell, C.A. Blanchette, J.L. Burnaford, M.N. Dethier, J.M. Engle, M.S. Foster, C.M. Miner, K.J. Nielsen, J.S. Pearse, D.V. Richards, and J.R. Smith. 2016. Evaluating ecological states of rocky intertidal communities: A Best Professional Judgement exercise. Ecological Indicators. 60:802-814.

  • Smith, J.R.2016. The putative impacts of the non-native seaweed Sargassum muticumon native communities in tidepools of southern California and investigation into the feasibility of local eradication. Marine Ecology. 37:645-667.

  • Marks, L.M., Salinas-Ruiz, P., Reed, D.C., Holbrook, S.J., Culver, C.S., Engle, J.M., Kushner, D.J., Caselle, J.E., Freiwald, J., Williams, J.P., Smith, J.R.,Aguilar-Rosas, L.W., and Kaplanis, N.J. 2015. The range expansion of a non-native, invasive macroalgae Sargassum horneriin the eastern Pacific. Bioinvasions Records. 4: 243-248.

  • Smith, J.R.,Vogt, S., Creedon, F., Lucas, B.J.,and Eernisse, D.J. 2014. The non-native turf-forming alga Caulacanthus ustulatusdisplaces space-occupants but increases diversity. Biological Invasions. 16:2195-2208.

  • Garcia, A. and J.R. Smith. 2013. Factors influencing human visitation of southern California rocky intertidal ecosystems. Ocean and Coastal Management. 73: 44-53.

  • Diaz, S,J.R. Smith, S. Zaleski, and S.N Murray. 2012. Effectiveness of the California state ban on the sale of Caulerpaspecies in aquarium retail stores in southern California. Environmental Management. 50:89-96. 

  • Smith, T.B., P. Fong, R. Kennison, and J.R. Smith. 2010. Spatial refuges and associational defenses promote harmful blooms of the alga Caulerpa sertularioidesonto coral reefs. Oecologia. 164: 1039-1048.

  • Whitaker, S., J.R. Smith, and S.N. Murray. 2010. Re-establishment of the southern California rocky intertidal brown alga, Silvetia compressa: an experimental investigation of techniques and abiotic and biotic factors that affect restoration success. Restoration Ecology. 18:18-26.

  • Smith, J.R.,P. Fong, and R.F. Ambrose. 2009.Spatial patterns in recruitment and growth of the mussel Mytilus californianus(Conrad) in southern and northern California, USA, two regions with differing oceanographic regimes. Journal of Sea Research. 61: 165-173.

  • Smith, J.R.,R.F. Ambrose, and P. Fong. 2008.Anthropogenic disturbance and the effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas for protecting mussel bed communities along the California coast. Environmental Management. 41: 599-612.

  • Smith, J.R.,R.F. Ambrose, and P. Fong. 2006. Long-term change in mussel (Mytilus californianusConrad) populations along the wave-exposed coast of California. Marine Biology. 149: 537-545.

  • Smith, J.R.,P. Fong, and R.F. Ambrose. 2006. Dramatic declines in mussel community diversity on the exposed California coast: Response to climate change? Ecology. 87(5): 1153-1161. (Coverage of article in New Scientist {190 (2553):21} and Highlights of ESA (May)).

  • Smith. J.R.and S.N. Murray. 2005.The effects of bait collection and trampling on a Mytilus californianusmussel bed in southern California. Marine Biology. 146: 699-706.

  • Smith, J.R.,B.J. Reed, L. Mohajerani, and P. Fong. 2004. Influences of abiotic factors on the persistence of kelp habitats along the northern coast of Santa Monica Bay. Southern California Academy of Sciences Bulletin. 103(2): 79-92.

  • Murray, S.N., T.G. Denis, J.S. Kido, and J.R. Smith. 1999. Human visitation and the frequency and potential effects of collecting on rocky intertidal populations in southern California marine reserves. California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations Reports. 40: 100-106.

Book Chapter:

  • Blanchette, C.A., Denny, M.W., Engle, J.M., Helmuth, B., Miller, L.P., Nielson, K.J., and Smith, J.R.2016. Intertidal Ecosystems: In Ecosystems of California, Mooney, H and E. Zavaleta (eds). UC Press.