Scientific Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

120.  Gaiser, E. E., E. P. Anderson, E. Castaneda-Moya, L. Collado-Vides, J. W. Fourqurean,M. R. Heithaus, R. Jaffe, D. Lagomasino, N. J. Oehm, R. M. Price, V. H. Rivera-Monroy, R. R. Chowdhury, and T. G. Troxler. In press. New perspectives on an iconic landscape from comparative international long-term research.  Ecosphere

119.  Thomson, J. A., A. Gulick, and M. R. Heithaus. In press. Habitat-mediated interactions among green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) on a foraging ground.  Marine Ecology Progress Series

118.  Kiszka, J. J., J. P. Quod, and M. R. Heithaus.  In press.   Stingrays as possible facilitators for foraging trevallies in a nerarshore sandflat.  Marine Biodiversity

117. Matich, P. and M. R. Heithaus. 2015. Ontogenetic shift and individual variability in habitat use patterns of a large estuarine predator (Carcharhinus leucas). Oecologia 178:347-359.

116. Matich, P., J. J. Kiszka, M. R. Heithaus J. Mourier, and S. Planes. 2015. Short-term shifts of stable isotope (δ13C, δ15N) values in juvenile sharks within nursery areas suggest rapid shifts in trophic interactions.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology   465: 83-91.115. Kiszka, J. J. M. R. Heithaus, and A. J. Wirsing. 2015. Behavioural drivers of the ecological roles and importance of marine mammals. Marine Ecology Progress Series 523: 267-281.

114. Churchill, D. A., M. R. Heithaus, and R. D. Grubbs. 2015. Effects of lipid and urea extraction on δ15N values of deep-sea sharks and hagfish: can mathematical correction factors be generated?  Deep Sea Research II 115: 103-108.

113. Rosenblatt, A. E., J. C. Nifong, M. R. Heithaus, F. J. Mazzotti, M. S. Cherkiss, B. M. Jeffery, R. M. Elsey, R. A. Decker, B. R. Silliman, L. J. Guillette Jr., R. H. Lowers, and J.C. Larson. 2015.  Factors affecting individual foraging specialization and temporal diet stability across the range of a large “generalist” apex predator. Oecologia 178: 5-16.

112. Churchill, D. A., M. R. Heithaus, J. J. Vaudo, R. D. Grubbs, and J. I. Castro. 2015. Trophic interactions of common elasmobranchs in deep-sea communities of the Gulf of Mexico revealed through stable isotope and stomach contents analysis. Deep Sea Research II 115: 92-102.

111. Kiszka, J. J., A. Aubail, N. E. Hussey, M. R. Heithaus, F. Caurant, and P. Bustamante. 2015. Plasticity of trophic interactions among sharks from the oceanic south-western Indian Ocean revealed by stable isotope and mercury analyses.  Deep Sea Research I 96: 49-58.

110. Kiszka, J. J., K. Charlot, N. E. Hussey, M. R. Heithaus, B. Simon-Bouhet, F. Humber, F. Caurant, and P. Bustamante. 2014. Trophic ecology of common elasmobranchs exploited by artisanal shark fisheries off south-western Madagascar. Aquatic Biology 23: 29-38.

109. Thomson, J. A., D. A. Burkholder, R. Heithaus, J. W. Fourqurean, M. W. Fraser, J. Statton, and G. A. Kendrick. In press. Temperature-induced loss of a foundation seagrass in an iconic ecosystem. Global Change Biology

108. Sergio, F., O. J. Schmitz, C. J. Krebs, R. D. Holt, M. R. Heithaus, A. J. Wirsing, W. J. Ripple, E. Ritchie, D. Ainley, D. Oro, Y. Jhala, F. Hiraldo, and E. Korpimäki. In press. Towards a cohesive, holistic view of top predation: a definition, synthesis and perspective. Oikos: in press

107.  Wirsing, A. J., M. R. Heithaus, and A. Frid. In press. Cross-pollination of aquatic and terrestrial research on predator risk effects. WIREs Water

106. Rosenblatt, A.E., S. Zona, M. R. Heithaus, and F. Mazzotti. In press. Are seeds consumed by crocodilians viable? A test of the crocodilian saurochory hypothesis. Southeastern Naturalist.

105. Rosenblatt, A.E., J. C. Nifong, M. R. Heithaus, M. W. Parry, and F. J. Mazzott. In press.  New record of Everglades mink in Everglades National Park from the stomach of an American alligator. Southeastern Naturalist.

104.  Mukherjee, S., M. R. Heithaus, and J. Trexler. 2014.  Perceived risk of predation affects reproductive life-history traits in Gambusia holbrooki, but not in Heterandria formosa. PLoS One 9(2): e88832. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088832

103. Kiszka, J. J., P. Mendez-Fernandez,  M. R. Heithaus, V. Ridoux.  In press. The foraging ecology of coastal bottlenose dolphins at an oceanic island based on stable isotope mixing models and behavioural sampling. Marine Biology

102. Churchill, D. A., M. R. Heithaus, J. J. Vaudo, R. D. Grubbs, and J. I. Castro. In revision  Trophic interactions of common elasmobranchs in deep-sea communities of the Gulf of Mexico revealed through stable isotope and stomach contents analysis. Deep Sea Research II.

101. Wirsing, A. J. and M. R. Heithaus. 2014. Accounting for individual behavioral variation in studies of habitat selection. Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 319-321.

100. Bouveroux, T., J. J. Kiszka, M. R. Heithaus, and S. Perzeril. In press. Direct evidence for gray seal (Halichoerus grypus) predation and scavenging on harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena). Marine Mammal Science: in press.

90. Thomson, J. A. and M. R. Heithaus.  Animal-borne video reveals seasonal activity patterns of green sea turtles and the importance of accounting for capture stress in short-term biologging.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 450: 15-20.

98.  Matich, P. and M. R. Heithaus. 2014. Multi-tissue stable isotope analysis and acoustic telemetry reveal seasonal variability in the trophic interactions of juvenile bull sharks in a coastal estuary.  Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 199-213.

97. Rosenblatt, A. E., M. R. Heithaus, F. M. Mazzotti, M. Cherkiss, and B. Jeffery. 2013.Intra-population variation in activity ranges, diel patterns, movement rates, and habitat use of American alligators in a subtropical estuary. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 135: 182-190.

96. Bessey, C. and M. R. Heithaus. 2013.  Alarm call production and temporal variation in predator encounter rates for a facultative teleost grazer in a relatively pristine seagrass ecosystem. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 449: 135-141.

95. Rosenblatt, A. E., M. R. Heithaus, M. E. Mather, P. Matich, J. C. Nifong, W. J. Ripple, and B. R. Siliman.  Coastal top predators and long-term ecological research.  Oceanography 26: 108-119

94.  Thomson, J. A., A. B. Cooper, D.A. Burkholder, M. R. Heithaus, and L. M. Dill. 2013. Correcting for heterogeneous availability bias in surveys of long-diving marine turtles.  Biological Conservation 165: 154-161.

93.  Burkholder, D. A., M. R. Heithaus, J. W. Fourqurean, A. Wirsing, and L. M. Dill. 2013. Patterns of top-down control in a seagrass ecosystem: could a roving apex predator (Galeocerdo cuvier) induce a behavior-mediated trophic cascade?  Journal of Animal Ecology 82: 1192-1202.

92.  Platt, S. G., R. M. Elsey, H. Liu, T. R. Rainwater, J. C. Nifong, A. E. Rosenblatt, M. R. Heithaus, and F. J. Mazzotti. 2013.  Frugivory and seed dispersal by crocodilians: an over-looked form of saurochory? Journal of Zoology 291: 87-99.

91.  Vaudo, J. J. and M. R. Heithaus. 2013. Microhabitat selection by marine mesoconsumers in a thermally heterogeneous habitat: behavioral thermoregulation or avoiding predation risk? PLos One 8: e61907. Doi 10.1371/journal.pone.0061907

90. Heithaus, M. R., J. J. Vaudo, S. Kreicker, C. A. Layman, M. Krutzen, D. A. Burkholder, K. Gastrich, C. Bessey, R. Sarabia, K. Cameron, A. Wirsing, J. A. Thomson, and M. M. Dunphy-Daly.  2013.  Apparent resource partitioning and trophic structure of large-bodied marine predators in a relatively pristine seagrass ecosystem.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 481: 225-237.

89. Worm, B., B. Davis, L. Ketterner, C. A. Ward-Paige, D. Chapman, M. R. Heithaus, S. T. Kessel, and S. H. Gruber. 2013. Global catches, exploitation rates, and rebuilding options for sharks.  Journal of Marine Policy 40: 194-204.

88. Lewis, J. S., D. Wartzok, and M. R. Heithaus. 2013. Individuals as information sources: Do followers benefit from leaders’ knowledge? Behaviour 150: 635-657.

87. Mukherjee, S.and M. R. Heithaus. 2013. Dangerous prey and daring predators: a review. Biological Reviews 88: 50-563.

86.  Lewis, J. S., D. Wartzok, M. R. Heithaus, and M. Krützen. 2013.  Could relatedness help explain why individuals lead in bottlenose dolphin groups. PLoS One: 8(3): e58162. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0058162

85. Burkholder, D. A, J. A. Fourqurean, and M. R. Heithaus. 2013.  Spatial pattern in seagrass stoichiometry indicates both N-limited and P-limited regions of an iconic P-limited subtropical bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 472: 101-115.

84. Rosenblatt, A. E. and M. R. Heithaus. 2013. Slow isotope turnover rates and low discrimination values in the American alligator: implications for interpretation of ectotherm stable isotope data.  Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 86: 137-148.

83. Bornatowski, H. M. R. Heithaus, C. M. P. Batista, and R. Mascarenhas. 2012.  Shark scavenging and predation on sea turtles in northeastern Brazil.  Amphibia and Reptilia 33: 495-502.

82.  Kendrick, G. A., J. W. Fourqurean, M. Fraser, M. R. Heithaus, G. Jackson, K. Friedman, and D. Hallac. 2012. Science behind management of Shark Bay and Florida Bay, two P-limited subtropical systems with different climatology and human pressures.  Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 941-951.

81.  Frid, A., J. Marglive, and M. R. Heithaus. 2012. Interspecific variation in life history relates to antipredator decisions by marine mesopredators on temperate reefs. PLoS One  7(6): e40083. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0040083

80.  Olson, E. L., A. K. Salomon, A. J. Wirsing and M. R. Heithaus. 2012. Large-scale movement patterns of male loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) in Shark Bay, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 1108-1116.

79.  Wirsing, A. J. and M. R. Heithaus. 2012. Behavioral transition probabilities in dugongs change with habitat and predator presence: implications for sirenian conservation. Marine and Freshwater Research 63:1069-1076.

78.  Burkholder, D. A., M. R. Heithaus, and J. A. Fourqurean. 2012. Feeding preferences of herbivores in a relatively pristine subtropical seagrass ecosystem. Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 1051-1058.

77.  Belicka, L. L., D. Burkholder, J. W. Fourqurean, M.R. Heithaus, S. A. Macko and R. Jaffé. 2012.  Stable isotope and fatty acid biomarkers of seagrass, epiphytic, and algal organic matter to consumers in a nearly pristine seagrass ecosystem.  Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 1085-1097.

76.  Heithaus, M. R., A. J. Wirsing, and L. M. Dill. 2012. The ecological importance of intact top predator populations: a synthesis of 15 years of research in a seagrass ecosystem. Marine and Freshwater Research

75.  Bornatowski, H. M. R. Heithaus, V Abilhoa, and M. F. M. Corrêa. 2012.  Feeding of the Brazilian sharpnose shark Rhizoprionodon lalandii (Müller & Henle, 1839) from southern Brazil.  Journal of Applied Ichthyology 28: 623-627.

74.  Bornatowski, H., L. Wedekin, M. R. Heithaus, M. C. Marcondes, and M. R. Rossi-Santos.2012. Shark scavenging and predation on cetaceans at Arbolhos Bank, northeastern Brazil.  Journal of the Marine Biological Association, UK 92: 1767-1772.

73.  Nifong, J. C.,  A. E. Rosenblatt, N. Johnson, W. Barichivich, B. R. Silliman, and M. R. Heithaus. 2012.  American alligator digestion rate of blue crabs and its implications for stomach contents analysis. Copeia 2012: 419-423.

72.  Vaudo, J. J. and M. R. Heithaus. 2012. Seasonal and diel variation in the use of nearshore sandflats by five species of rays in a near pristine ecosystem. Marine and Freshwater Research 63: 1077-1084.

71.  Belicka, L. L., P. M. Matich, R. Jaffe, and M. R. Heithaus. 2012. Fatty acid and stable isotopic composition as indicators of early-life feeding ecology and potential maternal resource dependency of the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas. Marine Ecology Progress Series 455: 245-256.

70.  Thomson, J. A., M. R. Heithaus, D. A. Burkholder, J. J. Vaudo, A. J. Wirsing, and L. M. Dill. 2012. Site specialists, diet generalists? Isotopic variation, site fidelity and foraging by loggerhead turtles in Shark Bay, Western Australia.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 453: 213-226.

69.  Matich, P., and M. R. Heithuas. 2012.  Effects of an extreme temperature event on the behavior and age structure of an estuarine top predator (Carcharhinus leucas). Marine Ecology Progress Series 447: 165-178.

68.   Thomson, J. A., D. A. Burkholder, A. B. Cooper, M. R. Heithaus, and L. M. Dill. 2012. Heterogeneous patterns of availability for detection during visual surveys: spatiotemporal variation in sea turtle dive-surfacing behaviour on a feeding ground.  Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3: 378-387.

67.  Thomson, J. A., M. R. Heithaus, and L. M. Dill. 2011. Informing the interpretation of dive profiles using animal-borne video: a marine turtle case study. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 410: 12-20.

66.  Burkholder, D., M. R. Heithaus, J. Thomson, and J. A Fourqurean. 2011. Diversity in trophic interactions of green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) on a relatively pristine coastal foraging ground.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 439:277-293.

65. Heithaus, E.R., P. A. Heithaus, M. R. Heithaus, D. Burkholder, and C. A. Layman. 2011. Trophic dynamics in a relatively pristine subtropical fringing mangrove community. Marine Ecology Progress Series 428: 49-61.

64. Rosenblatt, A. E. and M. R. Heithaus. 2011. Does variation in movement tactics and trophic interactions among American alligators create habitat linkages? Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 786-798.

63. Wirsing, A. J., M. R. Heithaus, and L.M. Dill. 2011. Predator-induced modifications to diving behavior vary with foraging mode. Oikos 120: 1005-1012.

62. Vaudo, J. J. and M. R. Heithaus.  2011. Dietary niche overlap in a nearshore elasmobranch mesopredator community. Marine Ecology Progress Series 425: 247-260

61.  Lewis, J. S., D. Wartzok, and M. R. Heithaus. 2011. Highly dynamic fission-fusion species can exhibit leadership when traveling. Behavioral Ecology Sociobiology 65: 1061-1069.

60.  Matich, P., M. R. Heithaus, and C. A. Layman. 2011. Contrasting patterns of individual specialization and trophic coupling in two marine apex predators. Journal of Animal Ecology 80: 294-305.

59.  Vaudo, J. J. P. Matich, M. R. Heithaus. 2010. Mother-offspring fractionation in two species of placentatrophic sharks. Journal of Fish Biology 77: 1724-1727.

58.  Hammerschlag, N, M. R. Heithaus, and J. E. Serafy. 2010.  Influence of predation risk and food supply on nocturnal fish foraging distributions along a subtropical mangrove-seagrass ecotone.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 414: 223-235.

57.  Ferretti, F., B. Worm, G. L. Britten, M. R. Heithaus, H. K. Lotze. 2010.  Patterns and ecosystem consequences of shark declines in the ocean.  Ecology Letters 13: 1055-1071.

56.  Matich, P., M. R. Heithaus, and C. A. Layman. 2010 Size-based inter-tissue comparisons of stable carbon and nitrogen isotope signatures of bull and tiger sharks.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 67: 877-885.

55.  Dunphy-Daly, M. M., M. R. Heithaus, A. J. Wirsing, J. S. F. Maradon, D. A. Burkholder. 2010. Predation risk influences the diving behavior of a marine mesopredator. Open Journal of Ecology 3: 8-15

54.  Wirsing, A. J., K. Cameron, and M. R. Heithaus. 2010.  Spatial responses to predators vary with prey escape mode. Animal Behavior 79: 531-537.

53.  Vaudo, J. J. and M. R. Heithaus. 2009.  Spatiotemporal variability in a sandflat elasmobranch fauna in Shark Bay, Australia. Marine Biology 156: 2579-2590

52.  Wirsing, A. J. and M. R. Heithaus. 2009. Olive-headed sea snakes (Disteria major) shift seagrass microhabitats to avoid predators. Marine Ecology Progress Series 387: 287-293.

51. Heithaus, M. R., B. Delius, A. J. Wirsing, and M. M. Dunphy-Daly.  2009. Physical factors influencing the distribution of a top predator in a subtropical oligotrophic estuary. Limnology and Oceanography 54: 472-482.

50.  Heithaus, M. R., A. J. Wirsing, D. Burkholder, J. Thomson, and L. M. Dill. 2009.  Towards a predictive framework for predator risk effects: the interaction of landscape features and prey escape tactics. Journal of Animal Ecology 78: 556-562

49. Thomson, J. A., D. Burkholder, M. R. Heithaus, and L. M. Dill.  2009. Validation of a rapid visual-assessment technique for categorizing the body condition of green sea turtles (Chelonia mydas) in the field. Copeia 2009: 251-255.

48.  Mann, J. B. L. Sargeant, J. J. Watson-Capps, Q. A. Gibson, M.R. Heithaus, R. C. Connor, and E Patterson.  2008. Why do dolphins carry sponges?  PloS One 3: e3868. Doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0003868

47.  Heithaus, M. R., A. Frid, A. J. Wirsing, and B. Worm. 2008. Predicting ecological consequences of marine top predator declines. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 202-210

46.  Heithaus, M. R., A. J. Wirsing, J. Thompson, and D. Burkholder. 2008  A review of lethal and non-lethal effects of predators on adult marine turtles.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 356: 43-51.

45.  Kerford, M., A. J. Wirsing, M. R. Heithaus and L. M. Dill.  2008.  Danger on the rise: Habitat use by bar-bellied sea snakes in Shark Bay, Western Australia.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 358: 289-294.

44. Wirsing, A. J., M. R. Heithaus, A. Frid, and L. M. Dill. 2008.Seascapes of fear: methods for evaluating sublethal predator effects experienced and generated by marine mammals.  Marine Mammal Science 24: 1-15

43.  Dunphy-Daly, M. M., M. R. Heithaus, and D. E. Claridge. 2008.  Temporal variation in dwarf sperm whale (Kogia sima) habitat use and group size off Great Abaco Island, Bahamas.  Marine Mammal Science 24: 171-182

42. Wirsing, A. J., M. R. Heithaus, and R. Abernathy. 2008. Speed and maneuverability of adult loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) under simulated predatory attach: Do the sexes differ?  Journal of Herpetology 42: 411-413

41.  Heithaus, M. R., A. J. Wirsing, A. Frid, and L. M. Dill.  2007. Behavioral indicators in marine conservation: lessons from an undisturbed ecosystem. Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution 53: 355-370

40. Marshall, G., M. Bakhtiari, M. Shepard, B. Jolliff, D. Rasch, K. Abernathy, J. Tweedy III, J. C. Carrier, and M. R. Heithaus.  2007. An advanced solid-state animal-borne video and environmental data-logging device (“Crittercam”) for marine research. MTS Journal 41: 31-38.

39.  Heithaus, M. R., D. Burkholder, R. E. Hueter, L. I. Heithaus, H. W. Pratt Jr, and J. C. Carrier.  2007.  Spatial and temporal variation in shark communities of the lower Florida Keys and evidence for historical population declines.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64: 1302-1313.

38.  Wirsing, A. J., M. R. Heithaus, and L. M. Dill. 2007. Fear factor: Do dugongs (Dugong dugon) trade food for safety from tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier)? Oecologia 153: 1031-1040.

37.  Wirsing, A. J., M. R. Heithaus, and L. M. Dill. 2007. Can measures of prey availability improve our ability to predict the abundance of large marine predators? Oecologia 153: 563-568.

36.  Heithaus, M. R., A. Fird, A. J. Wirsing, L. M. Dill, J. Fourqurean, D. Burkholder, J. Thomson, and L. Bejder.  2007. State-dependent risk-taking by green sea turtles mediates top-down effects of tiger shark intimidation in a marine ecosystem.  Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 837-844.

35.  Wirsing, A. J., M. R. Heithaus, and L. M. Dill.  2007. Can you dig it? Use of excavation, a risky foraging tactic, by dugongs is sensitive to predation danger.  Animal Behavior 74: 1085-1091

34.  Wirsing, A. J., M. R. Heithaus, and L. M. Dill. 2007.  Living on the edge: dugongs prefer foraging microhabitats that allow escape rather than avoidance of predators. Animal Behaviour 74: 93-101.

33. Heithaus, M. R., A. J. Wirsing, L. M. Dill, and L. I. Heithaus. 2007.  Long-term movements of tiger sharks satellite-tagged in Shark Bay, Western Australia.  Marine Biology 151: 1455-1461.

32.  Frid, A, M. R. Heithaus, and L. M. Dill. 2007. Dangerous dive cycles and the proverbial ostrich.  Oikos 116: 893-902.

31. Sargeant, B. L, A. J.  Wirsing, M. R. Heithaus, and J. Mann. 2007.  Can environmental heterogeneity explain individual foraging variation in wild dolphins (Tursiops sp.)? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61: 679-688.

30.  Bejder, L., H. Whitehead, A. Samuels, J. Mann, R. Connor, N Gales, M. Heithaus, J. Watson-Capps, C. Flaherty, and M. Krutzen. 2006. Decline in relative abundance of bottlenose dolphins exposed to long-term disturbance.  Conservation Biology 20: 1791-1798.

29.  Heithaus, M. R., I. M. Hamilton, A. J. Wirsing, and L. M. Dill. 2006. Validation of a randomization procedure to assess animal habitat preferences: microhabitat use of tiger sharks in a seagrass ecosystem. Journal of Animal Ecology 75: 666-676.

28.  Heithaus, M. R. and L. M. Dill.  2006. Does tiger shark predation risk influence foraging habitat use by bottlenose dolphins at multiple spatial scales? Oikos 114:257-264.

27.  Torres, L. G., M. R. Heithaus and B. K. Delius. 2006.  Influence of teleost abundance on the distribution and abundance of sharks in Florida Bay, USA.  Hydrobiologia 569: 449-455.

26.  Wirsing, A. J., M. R. Heithaus, and L. M. Dill.  2006. Tiger shark (Galeocerdo cuvier) abundance and growth in a subtropical embayment: evidence from seven years of standardized fishing effort.  Marine Biology 4: 961-968.

25.  Krützen, M, J. Mann, M. R. Heithaus, R. C. Connor, L. Bejder, and W. B. Sherwin. 2005.  Cultural transmission of tool use in bottlenose dolphins. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102: 8939-8943.

24.  Heithaus, M. R. 2005.  Habitat use and group size of pied cormorants (Phalacrocorax varius) in a seagrass ecosystem: possible effects of food abundance and predation risk.  Marine Biology  147: 27-35.

23.  Heithaus, M. R., A. Frid, A. Wirsing, L. Bejder, and L. M. Dill. 2005.  Biology of green and loggerhead turtles under risk from tiger sharks at a foraging ground.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 288: 285-294.

22. Parrish, F. A., G. J. Marshall, C. L. Littnan, M. R. Heithaus, S. Canja, B. Becker, R. Braun, and G. A. Antonelis. 2005. Foraging of juvenile monk seals at French Frigate Shoals, Hawaii.  Marine Mammal Science21: 93-107.

21.  Heithaus, M. R. 2004. Fish communities of seagrass meadows and associated habitats in Shark Bay, Western Australia.  Bulletin of Marine Science 75: 79-99.

20.  Heithaus, M. R. and A. Frid.  2003.  Optimal diving under the risk of predation. Journal of Theoretical Biology 223: 79-93.

19.  Dill, L. M., M. R. Heithaus, and C. J. Walters. 2003. Behaviorally-mediated indirect interactions in marine communities and their conservation and implications.  Ecology 84: 1151-1157.

18.  Heithaus, M. R. and L. M. Dill. 2002. Food availability and tiger shark predation risk influence bottlenose dolphin habitat use. Ecology 83: 480-491.

17.  Heithaus, M. R., L. M. Dill, G. J. Marshall, and B. Buhleier. 2002. Habitat use and foraging behavior of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) in a seagrass ecosystem. Marine Biology 140: 237-248.

16.  Heithaus, M. R., A. Frid, and L. M. Dill. 2002. Shark-inflicted injury frequencies, escape ability, and habitat use of green and loggerhead turtles Marine Biology 140: 229-236.

15.  Heithaus, M. R., J. M. McLash, A. Frid, L. M. Dill, and G. J. Marshall. 2002.  Novel insights into the behavior of sea turtles from animal-borne cameras. Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK 82: 1049-1050.

14. Krützen, M., L. M. Barre, L. M. Moller, M. R. Heithaus, C. Simms, and W. B. Sherwin. 2002. A biopsy system for small cetaceans: darting success and wound healing in Tursiops spp. Marine Mammal Science 18: 863-878.

13.  Heithaus, M. R. 2001. Habitat selection by predators and prey in communities with asymmetrical intraguild predation. Oikos 92: 542-554.

12.  Heithaus, M. R.  2001. Shark attacks on bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops aduncus) in Shark Bay, Western Australia: attack rate, bite scar frequencies, and attack seasonality.  Marine Mammal Science 17: 526-539.

11.  Heithaus, M. R. 2001. The biology of tiger sharks (Galeocerdo cuvier) in Shark Bay, Western Australia: sex ratio, size distribution, diet, and seasonal changes in catch rates. Environmental Biology of Fishes 61: 25-36.

10.  Heithaus, M. R.  2001.  Predator-prey and competitive interactions between sharks (order Selachii) and dolphins (suborder Odontoceti): a review. Journal of Zoology (London) 253:53-68.

9. Heithaus, M. R., G. J. Marshall, B. M. Buhleier, and L. M. Dill. 2001.  Employing Crittercam to study habitat use and behavior of large sharks. Marine Ecology Progress Series 209: 307-310.

8. Hamilton, I. M. and M. R. Heithaus.  2001.  The effect of temporal variation in predation risk on anti-predator behaviour: an empirical test with marine snails. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 268:2585-2588.

7. Connor, R. C., M. R. Heithaus, and L. M. Barre. 2001. Complex social structure, alliance stability, and mating access in a bottlenose dolphin ‘super-alliance.’  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 268:263-267.

6. Connor, R. C., M. R. Heithaus, P. Berggren, and J. L. Miksis.  2000.  “Kerplunking”: surface fluke- slaps during shallow water foraging by bottlenose dolphins. Marine Mammal Science 16: 646-653.

5. Mann, J., R. C. Connor, L. M. Barre, and M. R. Heithaus.  2000. Female reproductive success in bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.): life history, habitat, provisioning, and group-size effects.  Behavioral Ecology 11: 210-219.

4. Connor, R. C., M. R. Heithaus, and L. M. Barre.  1999.  Superalliance of bottlenose dolphins. Nature 397: 571-572.

3. Heithaus, M. R. and C. Gramme.  1998.  Fish communities of the Vermilion River: differentiation between tributaries and the main channel. Ohio Journal of Science 98: 98-102.  Finalist for paper of the year, Ohio Academy of Science 

2. Heithaus, M. R. and R. H. Laushman. 1997.  Genetic variation and conservation of stream fishes: influence of ecology, life history, and water quality.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 54: 1822-1836.

1. Connor, R. C. and M. R. Heithaus.  1996.  Approach by great white shark elicits flight response in bottlenose dolphins.  Marine Mammal Science 12: 602-606.

Chapters in Books

Kiszka, J. J. and M. R. Heithaus. 2014. The state of knowledge on sharks for conservation and management. Pages 69-88 in Techera, E. and N. Klein (eds) Sharks: Conservation, governance, and management. Routlage. New York.

Heithaus, M. R. 2013. Predators, prey, and ecological roles of sea turtles. Pages 249-285 in Wyneken, J., J. K. Lohman, J. A. Musick (eds) Biology of Sea Turtles, Volume III. CRC Press.

Heithaus, M. R. and J. J. Vaudo. 2012. Predator-prey interactions. Pages 505-546 in Carrier, J. C., J. Musick, M. R Heithaus (eds.) The Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives, Second Edition. CRC Pres.

Vaudo, J. J. and M. R. Heithaus. 2011. High trophic level consumers: elasmobranchs. Pages 203-225 In Wolanski E, McLusky D (Eds), Treatise on Estuarine and Coastal Science. Volume 6: Trophic Relationships of Coastal and Estuarine Ecosystems. Elsevier Inc.

Frid, A. and M. R. Heithaus. 2010. Conservation and Anti-Predator Behavior. Pages 366-376 In Breed, M. D. and J. Moore (eds) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Elsevier.

Heithaus, M. R., A. Frid, J. Vaudo, B. Worm, and A. J. Wirsing. 2010. Unraveling the ecological importance of elasmobranchs. In Carrier, J. C., J. Musick, M. R Heithaus (eds.) Sharks and Their Relatives II: Biodiversity, adaptive physiology, and conservation. CRC Press pp 611-637

Heithaus, M. R. and L. M. Dill. 2009. Feeding Tactics and Strategies. In Perrin, W. F., B. Wursig, and H. G. M. Thewissen (eds.). The Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals, Second Edition. Academic Press. pp 414-423

Heithaus, M. R. 2007. Nursery areas as essential shark habitat: a theoretical perspective. In McCandless, C. T., N. E. Kohler, H. L. Pratt Jr. (eds.) Shark Nursery Grounds of the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast Waters of the United States. American Fisheries Society Symposium 50: 3-13.

Heithaus, M. R. 2004. Predator-prey interactions. Pages 487-521 In Carrier, J. C., J. Musick, M. R Heithaus (eds.) The Biology of Sharks and Their Relatives. CRC Press.

Heithaus, M. R. and L. M. Dill. 2002. Feeding Tactics and Strategies. Pages 412-422 in Perrin, W. F., B. Würsig, and H. G. M. Thewissen (eds.). The Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. Academic Press.

Edited Books

Carrier, J. C., J. Musick, and M. R Heithaus (eds). 2012. The biology of sharks and their relatives, Second Edition. CRC Press, Boca Raton.

Carrier, J. C., J. Musick, and M. R Heithaus (eds.). 2010. Sharks and Their Relatives II: Biodiversity, adaptive physiology, and conservation. CRC Press, Boca Raton

Carrier, J. C., J. Musick, and M. R Heithaus (eds). 2004. The biology of sharks and their relatives. CRC Press, Boca Raton.

Book Reviews

Heithaus, M. R. 2007. Review of Understanding sharks. Quarterly Review of Biology 82: 290.

Government Reports

Baird, R. W., M. B. Hansen, E. E. Ashe, M. R. Heithaus, and G. J. Marshall. 2003. Studies of foraging in “southern resident” killer whales during July 2002: dive depths, bursts in speed, and the use of a “Crittercam” system for examining sub-surface behavior. Report prepared under Order Number AB 133F-02-SE-1744 for the National Marine Mammmal Laboratory, National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA.

Non-peer Reviewed Publications

Chapman, D. D., M. J. Frisk, D. L. Abercrombie, C. Safina, S. H. Gruber, E. A. Babcock, K. A. Feldheim, E. K. Piktich, C. Ward-Paige, B. Davis, S. Kessel, M. Heithaus, and B. Worm. 2013. Give shark sanctuaries a chance. Science 339: 757.

Vaudo, J. J. and M. R. Heithaus. 2012. Many species of sharks are found in south Florida waters. Page 362 In: Kruczynski, W. L. and P. J Fletcher (eds). Tropical connections: South Florida’s marine environment. IAN Press, University of Maryland.

Vaudo, J. J. and M. R. Heithaus. 2012. Sharks are vulnerable to overfishing. Page 362 In: Kruczynski, W. L. and P. J Fletcher (eds). Tropical connections: South Florida’s marine environment. IAN Press, University of Maryland.

Rehage, J., E. Gaiser, M. R. Heithaus, M. Ross, and P. Ruiz. 2010. Effects of a rare cold snap on Everglades biota: what are the long-term consequences for the ecosystem? LTER Network News Spring 2010. http://news.lternet.edu/article314.html.

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