The Tropical Intertidal Ecology Group

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Recent Publications (2014-2019)

  1. S CRICKENBERGER, TY HUI, F LANDRY YUAN, TC BONEBRAKE & GA WILLIAMS 2019 Preferred temperature of intertidal ectotherms: Broad patterns and methodological approaches. Journal of Thermal Biology, 102468

  1. TY HUI & KJH WONG 2019 Tropical sand-bubblers heading north? First discovery of Scopimera curtelsona Shen, 1936 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Dotillidae) populations in Hong Kong: possible range expansion from Hainan, China. Zootaxa 4652, 520-532
     

  2. SJ HAWKINS, K BOHN, AJ LEMASSON, GA WILLIAMS, DR SCHIEL, SR JENKINS & LB FIRTH 2019 Overview and synthesis In Interactions in the Marine Benthos – global patterns and processes. Eds SJ Hawkins, K Bohn, LB Firth & GA Williams, Vol 87 Systematics Association, Cambridge University Press. pp 488-505
     

  3. GA WILLIAMS, BKK CHAN & YW DONG 2019 Rocky shores of mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: past, present and future. In Interactions in the Marine Benthos– global patterns and processes. Eds SJ Hawkins, K Bohn, LB Firth & GA Williams, Vol 87 Systematics Association, Cambridge University Press. pp 360-390.
     

  4. LB FIRTH, K BOHN, GA WILLIAMS & SJ HAWKINS 2019 Introduction In Interactions in the Marine Benthos – global patterns and processes. Eds SJ Hawkins, K BohN, LB Firth & GA Williams, Vol 87 Systematics Association, Cambridge University Press. pp 1-6
     

  5. SJ HAWKINS, K BOHN, LB FIRTH & GA WILLIAMS (Eds) 2019 Interactions in the Marine Benthos – global patterns and Processes. Vol 87 Systematics Association, Cambridge University Press. 549pp.
     

  6. TPT NG, E ROLAN-ALVAREZ, S SALTIN DAHLEN, MS DAVIES, D ESTÉVEZ, R STAFFORD & GA WILLIAMS 2019 The causal relationship between sexual selection and sexual size dimorphism in marine gastropods. Animal Behaviour 148, 53-62
     

  7. TROWBRIDGE CD, C LITTLE, CQ PLOWMAN, GA WILLIAMS, GM PILLING, D MORRITT, Y RIVERA VÁZQUEZ, B DLOUHY-MASSENGALE, DM COTTRELL, P STIRLING, L HARMAN & R McALLEN 2019 No ‘silver bullet’: multiple factors control population dynamics of European purple sea urchins in Lough Hyne Marine Reserve, Ireland. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science 226, 106271
     

  8. TY HUI, F LANDRY YUAN, T BONEBRAKE & GA WILLIAMS 2019 Multifunctional behaviour in a sandy shore crab enhances performance in extreme intertidal environments. Oecologia 189, 79-89
     

  9. D ESTÉVEZ, T P.T. NG, M FERNÁNDEZ-MEIRAMA, J M. VOOIS, A CARVAJAL-RODRÍGUEZ, GA. WILLIAMS, J GALINDO & E ROLÁN-ALVAREZ 2018 A novel method to estimate the spatial scale of mate choice in the wild. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 72,195
     

  10. D MCAFEE, MJ BISHOP, TN YU & GA WILLIAMS 2018 Structural traits dictate abiotic stress amelioration by intertidal oysters. Functional Ecology 32, 2666-2677
     

  11. C CAMPANATI, S DUPONT, GA WILLIAMS & V THIYAGARAJAN 2018 Differential sensitivity of larvae to ocean acidification in two interacting mollusc species. Marine Environmental Research 141, 66-74
     

  12. MCF CHENG, G SARÀ & GA WILLIAMS 2018 Combined effects of thermal conditions and food availability on thermal tolerance of the marine bivalve, Perna viridis. Journal of Thermal Biology 78, 270-276
     

  13. MCF CHENG, ALS TAN, A RINALDI, A GIACOLETTI, G SARÀ & GA WILLIAMS 2018 Predicting effective aquaculture in subtropical waters: A dynamic energy budget model for the green lipped mussel, Perna viridis. Aquaculture 459, 749-756
     

  14. G HAN, SR CARTWRIGHT, M GANMANEE, BKK CHAN, KAA ADZIS, N HUTCHINSON, J WANG, TY HUI, GA WILLIAMS & Y DONG 2018 High thermal stress responses of Echinolittorina snails at their range edge predict population vulnerability to future warming. Science of the Total Environment 647, 763-771
     

  15. M EITEL, WR FRANCIS, F VAROQUEAUX, J DARASPE, H-J OSIGUS, S KREBS, S VARGAS, H BLUM, GA WILLIAMS, B SCHIERWATER & G WOERHEIDE 2018 Comparative genomics and the nature of placozoan species. PLoS Biol 16, e2005359
     

  16. C LITTLE, CD TROWBRIDGE, GM PILLING, DM COTTRELL, CQ PLOWMAN, P STIRLING, D MORRITT & GA WILLIAMS 2018 Long-term fluctuations in epibiotic bryozoan and hydroid abundances in an Irish sea lough. Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science 201, 142-152
     

  17. HO KKY, GA WILLIAMS, KMY LEUNG, S CANNICCI, M YASUHARA, C YAU, J-W QIU, PO ANG, AWL TO & SKH SHEA (Eds.) 2018 Hong Kong Register of Marine Species. Accessed at http://www.marinespecies.org/hkrms/ on 2018-01-08
     

  18. C LITTLE, CD TROWBRIDGE, GM PILLING, P STIRLING, D MORRITT & GA WILLIAMS 2017 Long-term fluctuations in intertidal communities in an Irish sea-lough: Limpet-fucoid cycles. Estuarine, Coast and Shelf Science 196, 70-82
     

  19. NN DUPREY, SE MCILROY, TPT NG, PD THOMPSON, T KIM, JCY WONG, CWM WONG, SM HUSA, SMH LI, GA WILLIAMS & DM BAKER 2017 Facing a wicked problem with optimism: issues and priorities for coral conservation in Hong Kong. Biodiversity and Conservation 26, 2521-2544
     

  20. TY HUI & GA Williams 2017 Experience matters: context-dependent decisions explain foraging patterns in the deposit-feeding crab Scopimera intermedia. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284, 20171442
     

  21. M FERNÁNDEZ-MEIRAMA, D ESTÉVEZ, TPT NG, GA WILLIAMS, A CARVAJAL-RODRÍGUEZ & E ROLÁN-ALVAREZ 2017 A novel method for estimating the strength of positive mating preference by similarity in the wild. Ecology and Evolution 7, 2883–2893
     

  22. YW DONG, XX LI, FMP CHOI, GA WILLIAMS, G SOMERO & BS HELMUTH 2017 Untangling the roles of microclimate, behavior and physiological polymorphism in governing vulnerability of intertidal snails to heat stress. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 284, 20162367
     

  23. TPT NG, SLY LAU, L SEURONT, MS DAVIES, R STAFFORD, DJ MARSHALL & GA WILLIAMS 2017 Linking behaviour and climate change in intertidal ectotherms: insights from littorinid snails. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 492, 12-131
     

  24. TPT NG, MCF CHENG, KKY HO, GCS LUI, KMY LEUNG & GA WILLIAMS 2017 Hong Kong’s rich marine biodiversity: the unseen wealth of South China’s megalopolis. Biodiversity and Conservation 26, 23-36
     

  25. WS LAI, MJ PERKINS, KKY HO, JC ASTUDILLO, MMN YUNG, BD RUSSELL, GA WILLIAMS & KMY LEUNG 2016 Hong Kong Harbour: history, challenges and opportunities. Regional Studies in Marine Science 8, 259-273
     

  26. BKK CHAN, FP LIMA, GA WILLIAMS, R SEABRA & HY WANG 2016 A simplified biomimetic temperature logger for recording intertidal barnacle body temperatures. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 14, 448-455
     

  27. GA WILLIAMS, BS HELMUTH, BD RUSSELL, YW DONG, V THIYAGARAJAN & L SEURONT 2016 Meeting the climate change challenge: pressing issues in southern China and SE Asian coastal ecosystems. Regional Studies in Marine Science 8, 373-381
     

  28. TPT NG, GA WILLIAMS, MS DAVIES, R STAFFORD & E ROLAN-ALVAREZ 2016 Sampling scale can cause bias in positive assortative mating estimates: the first evidence in two intertidal snails. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 119, 414-419
     

  29. Wei WANG, JHL HUI, GA WILLIAMS, SR CARTWRIGHT, LM TSANG & KH CHU 2016 Comparative transcriptomics across populations offers new insights into the evolution of thermal resistance in marine snails. Marine Biology 163, 92
     

  30. TPT NG, MS DAVIES, R STAFFORD, GA WILLIAMS 2016 Fighting for mates: the importance of individual size in mating contests in rocky shore littorinids. Marine Biology 163, 50
     

  31. F GIOMI, C MANDAGLIO, M GANMANEE, G-D HAN, Y-W DONG, GA WILLIAMS & G SARÀ 2016 The importance of thermal history: costs and benefits of heat exposure in a tropical, rocky shore oyster. Journal of Experimental Biology 219, 686-694
     

  32. SJ HAWKINS, N MIESZKOWSKA, LB FIRTH, K BOHN, MT BURROWS, MA MACLEAN, RC THOMPSON, BKK CHAN, C LITTLE & GA WILLIAMS 2016 Looking backwards to look forwards: the role of natural history in temperate reef ecology. Marine and Freshwater Research 67, 1-13
     

  33. H MU, J SUN, L FANG,  T LUAN, GA WILLIAMS, SG CHEUNG, CKC WONG & J QIU 2015 Genetic basis of differential heat resistance between two species of congeneric freshwater snails: insights from quantitative proteomics and base substitution rate analysis. Journal of Proteome Research 14, 4296–4308
     

  34. R STAFFORD, TPT NG, GA WILLIAMS and MS DAVIES 2015 A biologically relevant rapid quantification of physical and biological stress profile son rocky shores. Ecological Informatics 25, 43-48
     

  35. TPT NG & GA WILLIAMS 2015 Penis-rejection in a mangrove littorinid snail: why do females reject males? Journal of Molluscan Studies 81, 164-166
     

  36. BS HELMUTH, BD RUSSELL, SD CONNELL, Y-W DONG, CD HARLEY, F LIMA, SARÁ, GA WILLIAMS & N MIESZKOWSKA 2014 Beyond long-term averages: Making biological sense of a rapidly changing world. Climate Change Responses 1, 6
     

  37. SR CARTWRIGHT & GA WILLIAMS 2014 How hot for how long? The potential role of heat intensity and duration in moderating the beneficial effects of an ecosystem engineer on rocky shores. Marine Biology 161, 2097-2105
     

  38. WONG, KKW, TSANG LM, WILLIAMS GA, CHAN BKK & KH CHU 2014 Physiological responses of two acorn barnacles, Tetraclita japonica and Megabalanus volcano, to summer heat stress on a tropical shore. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 461, 243-249
     

  39. G SANTINI, A NGAN, MT BURROWS, G CHELAZZI & GA WILLIAMS 2014 What drives foraging behaviour of the intertidal limpet Cellana grata? A quantitative test of a dynamic optimization model. Functional Ecology 28, 963–972
     

  40. NP BURNETT, KA VILLARTA & GA WILLIAMS 2014 Rasping patterns of the high-shore limpet Cellana grata. Journal of Molluscan Studies 80, 456-459
     

  41. I PRUSINA, G SARÀ, M DE PIRRO, Y-W DONG, G-DD HAN, B GLAMUZINA & GA WILLIAMS 2014 Variations in physiological responses to thermal stress in congeneric limpets in the Mediterranean Sea. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 456, 34-40
     

  42. G SARÀ, M MILANESE, I PRUSINA, A SARÀ, DL ANGEL, B GLAMUZINA, T NITZAN, S FREEMAN, A RINALDI, V PALMERI, V MONTALTO, M LO MARTIRE, P GIANGUZZA, V ARIZZA, S LO BRUTTO, M DE PIRRO, B HELMUTH, J MURRAY, S DE CANTIS & GA WILLIAMS 2014 The impact of climate change on Mediterranean intertidal communities: losses in coastal ecosystem integrity and services. Regional Environmental Change 14, S5-S17