Publications

**Graduate student author, ***undergraduate student author

  • Zabin, C. J., L. J. Jurgens, J. M. Bible, M. V. Patten, A. L. Chang, E. D. Grosholz, and K. E. Boyer. 2022. Increasing the resilience of ecological restoration to extreme climatic events. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, doi:10.1002/fee.2471

  • Gross, C., J. Duffy, K. Hovel, M. Kardish, P. Reynolds, C. Boström, K. Boyer, et al. 2022. The biogeography of community assembly: latitude and predation drive variation in community trait distribution in a guild of epifaunal crustaceans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 289, doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1762 

  • Beheshti**, K. M., S. L. Williams, K. E. Boyer, C. Endris, A. Clemons, T. Grimes, K. Wasson, B. B. Hughes. 2022. Small scale restoration with large scale impact: seagrass restoration success fosters recovery of key ecosystem services. Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 103(1):e01945. PDF

  • Beheshti**, K. M., S. L. Williams, K. E. Boyer, C. Endris, A. Clemons, T. Grimes, K. Wasson, B. B. Hughes. 2022. Rapid restoration of multiple ecosystem services associated with a coastal foundation species. Ecological Applications 32(1), e02466.

  • Schneider**, R. S. and K. E. Boyer. 2021. Limiting life history stages in the endangered wetland plant, Cirsium hydrophilum var. hydrophilum (Asteraceae). Madroño 68:39–51. PDF

  • Pinnell**, C. M., M. V. Patten, G. S. Ayala**, and K. E. Boyer. 2021. Seagrass and oyster reef restoration in living shorelines: Effects of habitat configuration on invertebrate community assembly. Diversity 13(6), 246; doi.org/10.3390/d13060246

  • Burdick, D. M., G. E. Moore, and K. E. Boyer. 2021. Impacts of exotic and native species invading tidal marshes. Chapter 14 in Salt Marshes, Z. Hughes and D. Fitzgerald, eds., Cambridge University Press. PDF

  • Cloern, J. E., S. Safran, L. S. Vaughn, A. Robinson, A. A. Whipple, K. E. Boyer, J. Z. Drexler, R. J. Naiman, J. L. Pinckney, E. R. Howe, E. A. Canuel, and J. L. Grenier.  2021. On the human appropriation of wetland primary production. Science of the Total Environment. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2021.147097

  • Hovel, K. A., J. E. Duffy, J. J. Stachowicz, P. Reynolds, C. Boström, K. E. Boyer, M. Cusson, F. J. Fodrie, K. Gagnon, C. M. Hereu, M. Hori, P. Jorgensen, C. Kruschel, K. Lee, M. Nakaoka, N. E. O’Connor, F. Rossi, J. Ruesink, F. Tomas, and S. Ziegler. 2021. Joint effects of patch edges and habitat degradation on faunal predation risk in a widespread marine foundation species. Ecology 102(5), e03316. PDF

  • Hernán, G., M. J. Ortega, J. Henderson, J. Alos, K. Boyer, S. Cimon, V. Combes, M. Cusson, C. M. Hereu, M. Hessing-Lewis, K. Hovel, P. Jorgensen, S. Kiriakopolos, N. Kollars, M. I. O´Connor, J. Olsen, P. L. Reynolds, J. Ruesink, E. Voigt and F. Tomas. 2021. Latitudinal variation in plant defense against herbivory in a marine foundation species does not follow a linear pattern: the importance of resource availability. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30:220-234. PDF

  • Hansen***, M. L., K. Crow, M. V. Buchbinder**, and K. E. Boyer. 2020. Invasive mangroves produce unsuitable habitat for endemic goby and burrowing shrimp pairs in Kāne'ohe Bay, Oahu, Hawai'i. Ciencias Marinas 46(4). doi.org/10.7773/cm.v46i4.3185

  • Grimes**, T. M., M. T. Tinker, B. B. Hughes, K. E. Boyer, L. Needles, K. Beheshti**, and R. L. Lewison. 2020. Characterizing the impact of recovering sea otters on commercially important crab in California estuaries. Marine Ecology Progress Series 655: 123–137. PDF

  • Rudebusch**, J., B. Hughes, K. E. Boyer, and E. Hines. 2020. Assessing anthropogenic risk to sea otters (Enhydra lutris nereis) for reintroduction into San Francisco Bay. PeerJ 8:e10241

  • Parker, V. T and K. E. Boyer. 2019. Sea-level rise and climate change impacts on an urbanized Pacific Coast Estuary. Wetlands. doi.org/10.1007/s13157-017-0980-7 PDF

  • Hughes, B. B., K. Wasson, T. Tinker, S. L. Williams, L. P. Carswell, K. E. Boyer, M. W. Beck, R. Eby, R. Scoles, M. Staedler, S. Espinosa, M. Hessing-Lewis, E. U. Rechsteiner, K. Beheshti**, T. M. Grimes**, B. H. Becker, L. Needles, J. A. Tomoleoni, J. Rudebusch**, E. Hines, and B. R. Silliman. 2019. Species recovery and recolonization of past habitats: lessons for science and conservation from sea otters in estuaries. PeerJ 7:e8100. 

  • Harrison, C. D., et al. (76 authors, including K. E. Boyer). 2019. Investigating instructor talk in novel contexts: widespread use, unexpected categories, and an emergent sampling strategy. CBE: Life Sciences Education 18:ar47. 

  • Wittyngham**, S. S., J. Moderan, and K. E. Boyer. 2019. Temperature and salinity effects on submerged aquatic vegetation traits and susceptibility to grazing. Aquatic Botany 158:103119. PDF

  • Nielsen, K., J. Stachowicz, H. Carter, K. Boyer, M. Bracken, F. Chan, F. Chavez, K. Hovel, M. Kent, K Nickols, J. Ruesink, J. Tyburczy, and S. Wheeler. 2018. Emerging understanding of seagrass and kelp as an ocean acidification management tool in California. Working group of the Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team and California Ocean Science Trust. PDF

  • Rohr, M. E. et al. (36 authors, including K. E. Boyer). 2018. Blue carbon storage capacity of temperate eelgrass (Zostera marina) meadows. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 32:1457-1475. PDF

  • Owens, M. et al., including K. E. Boyer. 2018. Collectively improving our teaching: Attempting biology department-wide professional development in scientific teaching. CBE: Life Sciences Education 17(2):1-17. DOI 10.1187/cbe.17-06-0106  

  • Reynolds, P. L, J. J. Stachowicz, K. Hovel, C. Boström, K. Boyer, M. Cusson, J. S. Eklöf, F. G. Engel, A. H. Engelen, B. K. Eriksson, J. Fodrie, J. N. Griffin, C. Hereu, M. Hori, T. Hanley, M. Ivanov, P. Jorgensen, C. Kruschel, K.-S. Lee, K. McGlathery, P. O. Moksnes, M. Nakaoka, F. T. Nash, M. I. O'Connor, N. O'Connor, R. J. Orth, F. Rossi, J. Ruesink, E. Sotka, R. K. F. Unsworth, M. A. Whalen, J. E. Duffy. 2018. Latitude, temperature and habitat complexity predict predation pressure in eelgrass beds across the Northern Hemisphere. Ecology 99(1):29-35. PDF

  • Murphy**, J. L, K. E. Boyer, and E. C. Carpenter. 2017. Restoration of cordgrass salt marshes: limited effects of organic matter additions on nitrogen fixation. Wetlands doi.org/10.1007/s13157-017-0973-6 PDF

  • Kollars**, N. M., A. K. Henry**, M. A. Whalen, K. E. Boyer, M. Cusson, J. S Eklöf, C. Hereu, P. Jorgensen, S. Kiriakopolos, P. L. Reynolds, F. Tomas, M. S. Turner, and J. L. Ruesink. 2017. Meta-analysis of reciprocal linkages between temperate seagrasses and waterfowl with implications for conservation. Frontiers in Plant Science. doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2017.02119

  • Owens, M. et al., including K. E. Boyer. 2017. Classroom sound can be used to classify teaching practices in college science courses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114 (12) 3085-3090. PDF

  • Boyer, K., C. Zabin, S. De La Cruz, E. Grosholz, M. Orr, J. Lowe, M. Latta, J. Miller, S. Kiriakopolos, C. Pinnell**, D. Kunz, J. Moderan, K. Stockmann**, G. Ayala**, R. Abbott, and R. Obernolte. 2017. San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines: Restoring Eelgrass and Olympia Oysters for Habitat and Shore Protection. Chapter 17 in D. M. Bilkovic, M. Mitchell, J. Toft, and M. La Peyre, eds., Living Shorelines: The Science and Management of Nature-Based Coastal Protection. CRC Press Marine Science Series. PDF

  • Cloern, J. E., A. Robinson, A. Richey, L. Grenier, R. L. Grossinger, K. E. Boyer, J. Burau, E. A. Canuel, J. F. DeGeorge, J. Z. Drexler, C. Enright, E. R. Howe, R. Kneib, A. Mueller-Solger, R. J. Naiman, A. Mueller-Solger, J. L. Pinckney, D. Schoellhamer, and C. Simenstad. Primary production in the Delta, then and now. 2016. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 14(3). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.15447/sfews.2016v14iss3art1

  • Borgnis**, E. and K. E. Boyer.  2016.  Salinity tolerance and competition drive distributions of native and invasive submerged aquatic vegetation in the upper San Francisco Estuary. Estuaries and Coasts 39:707-717. PDF

  • Boyer, K. and M. Sutula. 2015. Factors controlling submersed and floating macrophytes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Technical Report No. 870. Costa Mesa, CA. PDF

  • Lewis**, J. T. and K. E. Boyer. 2014. Grazer functional roles, induced defenses, and indirect interactions: Implications for eelgrass restoration in San Francisco Bay. Diversity 6:751-770

  • Archbald**, G. and K. E. Boyer. 2014. Potential for spread of Algerian sea lavender (Limonium ramosissimum sbsp. provinciale) in tidal marshes. Invasive Plant Science and Management 7:454-463. PDF

  • Carr**, L. A. and K. E. Boyer. 2014. Variation at multiple trophic levels mediates a novel seagrass-grazer interaction. Marine Ecology Progress Series 508:117–128. PDF

  • Archbald**, G. and K. E. Boyer. 2014. Distribution and invasion potential of Limonium ramosissimum sbsp. provinciale in San Francisco Estuary marshes. San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science 12(2). PDF

  • Ort, B. S., C. S. Cohen, K. E. Boyer, L. K. Reynolds, S. M. Tam and S. Wyllie-Echeverria. 2014. Conservation of eelgrass (Zostera marina) genetic diversity in a mesocosm-based restoration experiment. PLOS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089316

  • Powers, S. P. and K. E. Boyer. 2014. Marine restoration ecology. Ch. 22 in Bertness, M. D., J. P. Bruno, B. R. Silliman, and J. J. Stachowicz. Marine Community Ecology and Conservation, Sinauer. PDF

  • Boyer, K. E. and W. J. Thornton**. 2012. Natural and restored tidal marsh communities. Chapter 17 (pp. 233-251) in A. Palaima, ed., Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration of Tidal Marshes: The San Francisco Estuary. University of California Press. PDF

  • Ort, B. S., C. S. Cohen, K. E. Boyer, and S. Wyllie-Echeverria. 2012. Population structure and genetic diversity among eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds and depths in San Francisco Bay. Journal of Heredity 103:533-546. PDF

  • Reynolds, L. K., L. A. Carr**, and K. E. Boyer. 2012. A non-native amphipod consumes eelgrass inflorescences in San Francisco Bay. Marine Ecology Progress Series 451:107–118. PDF

  • Ryan**, A. B. and K. E. Boyer. 2012. Nitrogen further promotes a dominant salt marsh plant in an increasingly saline environment. Journal of Plant Ecology 5:429-441. PDF

  • Carr**, L. A., K. E. Boyer, and A. Brooks. 2011. Spatial patterns in epifaunal community structure in San Francisco Bay eelgrass (Zostera marina) beds. Marine Ecology 32:88-103. PDF

  • Boyer, K. E. and A. P. Burdick**. 2010. Control of Lepidium latifolium (perennial pepperweed) and recovery of native plants in tidal marshes of the San Francisco Estuary. Wetlands Ecology and Management 18:731-743. PDF. Errata. Revised Fig. 4. Revised Table 2

  • Boyer, K. E. and S. Wyllie-Echeverria. 2010. Eelgrass Conservation and Restoration in San Francisco Bay: Opportunities and Constraints. Report for the San Francisco Bay Subtidal Habitat Goals Project. 84 pp. Appendix 8-1. http://www.sfbaysubtidal.org/report.html PDF

  • Reynolds, L. K. and K. E. Boyer. 2010. Perennial pepperweed (Lepidium latifolium): properties of invaded tidal marshes. Invasive Plant Science and Management 3:130-138. PDF

  • Boyer, K. E., J. S. Kertesz**, and J. F. Bruno. 2009. Biodiversity effects on productivity and stability of marine macroalgal communities: the role of environmental context. Oikos 118:1062-1072. PDF

  • Huntington**, B. E. and K. E. Boyer. 2008. Evaluating patterns of nitrogen supply using macroalgal tissue content and stable isotopic signatures in Tomales Bay, CA. Environmental Bioindicators 3:180-192. PDF

  • Bruno, J. F., K. E. Boyer, S. C. Lee, and J. E. Duffy. 2008. Relative and interactive effects of plant and grazer richness in a benthic marine community. Ecology 89:2518-2528. PDF

  • Huntington**, B. E. and K. E. Boyer. 2008. Impacts of red macroalgal abundance (Gracilariopsis sp.) on eelgrass (Zostera marina) in Tomales Bay, California. Marine Ecology Progress Series 367:133-142. PDF

  • Armitage, A. R., K. E. Boyer, R. R. Vance, and R. F. Ambrose. 2006. Restoring assemblages of salt marsh halophytes in the presence of a rapidly colonizing dominant species. Wetlands 26:667-676. PDF

  • Boyer, K. E., and P. Fong.  2005. Co-occurrence of habitat-modifying invertebrates: effects on structural and functional properties of a created salt marsh. Oecologia 143:619-628. PDF

  • Boyer, K. E., and P. Fong.  2005. Macroalgal-mediated transfers of water column nitrogen to intertidal sediments and salt marsh plants. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 321:59-69. PDF

  • Bruno, J. F., K. E. Boyer, J. E. Duffy, S. C. Lee, and J. S. Kertesz**. 2005. Relative effects of species identity and richness on primary production in benthic marine communities. Ecology Letters 8:1165-1174. PDF

  • Boyer, K. E., P. Fong, A. R. Armitage, and R. A. Cohen. 2004. Elevated nutrient content of macroalgae increases rates of herbivory in coral, seagrass, and mangrove habitats. Coral Reefs 23:530-538. PDF

  • Fong, P., K. E. Boyer, K. Kamer, and K. A. Boyle.  2003.  Influence of initial tissue nutrient status of tropical marine algae on response to nitrogen and phosphorus additions. Marine Ecology Progress Series 262:111-123. PDF

  • Lindig-Cisneros, R., J. Desmond, K. E. Boyer, and J. B. Zedler. 2003. Wetland restoration thresholds: can a degradation transition be reversed with increased effort? Ecological Applications 13:193-205. PDF

  • Boyer, K. E., P. Fong, R. R. Vance, and R. F. Ambrose. 2001. Salicornia virginica in a southern California saltmarsh: seasonal patterns and a nutrient enrichment experiment. Wetlands 21:315-326. PDF

  • Fong, P., K. Kamer, K. E. Boyer, and K. A. Boyle. 2001. Nutrient content of macroalgae with differing morphologies may indicate sources of nutrients to tropical marine systems. Marine Ecology Progress Series 220:137-152. PDF

  • Boyer, K. E., J. C. Callaway, and J. B. Zedler. 2000. Evaluating the progress of restored cordgrass (Spartina foliosa) marshes: belowground biomass and tissue N. Estuaries 23:711-721. PDF

  • Boyer, K. E. and J. B. Zedler. 1999. Nitrogen addition could shift plant community composition in a restored California salt marsh. Restoration Ecology 7:74-85. PDF

  • Boyer, K. E. and J. B. Zedler. 1998. Effects of nitrogen additions on the vertical structure of a constructed cordgrass marsh.  Ecological Applications 8:692-705. PDF

  • Fong, P., K. E. Boyer, and J. B. Zedler. 1998. Developing an indicator of nutrient enrichment in coastal estuaries and lagoons using tissue nitrogen content of the opportunistic alga, Enteromorpha intestinalis (Link). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 231:63-79. PDF

  • Zedler, J. B., K. E. Boyer, G. D. Williams, and J. C. Callaway. 1998. Creating intertidal habitat for endangered species in southern California: achievements and challenges.  In A. McComb and J. Davis, eds. Wetlands for the Future. Gleneagles Publishing, Adelaide, Australia. PDF

  • Haltiner, J., J. B. Zedler, K. E. Boyer, G. D. Williams, and J. Callaway. 1997. Influence of physical processes on the design, functioning and evolution of restored tidal wetlands in California (USA).  Wetlands Ecology and Management 4:73-91. PDF 

  • Zedler, J. B., J. Desmond, S. Phinn, B. Nyden, G. Sullivan, G. D. Williams, J. C. Callaway, K. E. Boyer, and A. Powell. 1997. New tools for assessing coastal habitats. Proceedings of the 1997 California and the World Oceans meeting, San Diego, California. PDF

  • Boyer, K. E. and J. B. Zedler. 1996. Damage to cordgrass by scale insects in a constructed salt marsh: effects of nitrogen additions. Estuaries 19:1-12. PDF

  • Fong, P., K. E. Boyer, J. S. Desmond, and J. B. Zedler. 1996. Salinity stress, nitrogen competition, and facilitation: what controls seasonal succession of two opportunistic green macroalgae? Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 206:203-221. PDF