FullSizeRender copy (4).jpg


ResearchGate      Google Scholar

Feehan CJ, Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T (2021) Embrace kelp forests in the coming decade. Science 373:863 


Pessarrodona A, Filbee-Dexter K, Alcoverro T, Boada J, Feehan CJ, Fredriksen S, Grace SP, Nakamura Y, Narvaez CA, Norderhaug KM, Wernberg T (2021) Homogenization and miniaturization of habitat structure in temperate marine forests. Global Change Biology https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.15759

Bojorquez CR*, Feehan CJ (2021) Laboratory-simulated marine heatwave accelerates early embryonic development in the sea urchin Arbacia punctulata at its cold range edge. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 65:219-225


Brown MS, Bowman JS, Lin Y, Feehan CJ, Cassar N, Schofield OM (2021) Low diversity of a key phytoplankton group along the West Antarctic Peninsula. Limnology and Oceanography 66:2470-2480 https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.11765


Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T, Grace SP, Thormar J, Fredriksen S, Narvaez CA, Feehan CJ*, Norderhaug CM* (2020) Marine heatwaves and the collapse of marginal North Atlantic kelp forests. Scientific Reports 10:13388 

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-70273-x *These authors jointly supervised this work

Grace SP, Feehan CJ (2020) Temperate urchins clearing space for coralsFrontiers in Ecology and the Environment 18:134 https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/fee.2168

Scheibling RE, Feehan CJ, Hatcher BG (2020) Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 43:553-591 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128195703000317


Kobelt J, Sharp WC, Miles TN, Feehan CJ (2019) Localized impacts of Hurricane Irma on Diadema antillarum and coral reef community structureEstuaries and Coasts https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12237-019-00665-4

Brown MS, Munro DR, Feehan CJ, Sweeney C, Ducklow HW, Schofield OM (2019) Enhanced oceanic CO2 uptake along the rapidly changing West Antarctic Peninsula. Nature Climate Change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0552-3

Feehan CJ, Narvaez CA, Grace SP (2019) Ecological feedbacks stabilize a turf-dominated ecosystem at the southern extent of kelp forests in the Northwest Atlantic. Scientific Reports 9:7078 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-019-43536-5


Feehan CJ, Sharp WC, Miles TN, Brown MS, Adams DK (2019) Larval influx of Diadema antillarum to the Florida Keys linked to passage of a Tortugas Eddy. Coral Reefs 38:387–393 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00338-019-01786-9


Feehan CJ, Ludwig Z, Yu S, Adams DK (2018) Synergistic negative effects of thermal stress and altered food resources on echinoid larvae. Scientific Reports 8:12229 www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-30572-w

Feehan CJ, Grauman-Boss BC, Strathmann RR, Dethier MN, Duggins DO (2018) Kelp detritus provides high-quality food for sea urchin larvae. Limnology and Oceanography 63: S299-S306 https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10740

Yiu DS, Feehan CJ (2017) Articulated coralline algae provide a spatial refuge to juvenile sea urchins from predatory crabs. Marine Biology 164:76 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-017-3108-y

Feehan CJ, Brown MS, Sharp WC, Lauzon-Guay JS, Adams DK (2016) Fertilization limitation of Diadema antillarum on coral reefs in the Florida Keys. Ecology 97:1897–1904 https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.1461


Filbee-Dexter K, Feehan CJ, Scheibling RE (2016) Large-scale degradation of a kelp ecosystem in an ocean warming hotspot. Marine Ecology Progress Series 543:141–152 https://doi.org/10.3354/meps11554

Feehan CJ, Scheibling RE, Brown MS, Thompson KR (2015) Marine epizootics linked to storms: mechanisms of pathogen introduction and persistence inferred from coupled physical and biological time-series. Limnology and Oceanography 61:316–329 https://doi.org/10.1002/lno.10217


Buchwald R, Feehan CJ, Scheibling RE, Simpson ABG (2015) Low temperature tolerance of a sea urchin pathogen: implications for benthic community dynamics in a warming ocean. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 469:1–9 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2015.04.006

Eerkes-Medrano D, Feehan CJ, Leys SP (2014) Sponge cell aggregation: checkpoints of development indicate a high level of organismal complexity. Invertebrate Biology 134:1–18 https://doi.org/10.1111/ivb.12072


Feehan CJ, Francis FTY, Scheibling RE (2014) Harbouring the enemy: kelp holdfasts protect juvenile sea urchins from predatory crabs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 514:149–161 https://doi.org/10.3354/meps10983

Feehan CJ, Scheibling RE (2014) Disease as a control of sea urchin populations in Nova Scotian kelp beds. Marine Ecology Progress Series 500:149–158 https://doi.org/10.3354/meps10700


Feehan CJ, Scheibling RE (2014) Effects of sea urchin disease on coastal marine ecosystems. Marine Biology 161:1467–1485 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-014-2452-4

Feehan CJ, Johnson-Mackinnon J, Scheibling RE, Lauzon-Guay JS, Simpson AG (2013) Validating the identity of Paramoeba invadens, the causative agent of recurrent mass mortality of sea urchins in Nova Scotia, Canada. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 103:209–227 https://doi.org/10.3354/dao02577


Scheibling RE, Feehan CJ, Lauzon-Guay JS (2013) Climate change, disease and the dynamics of a kelp-bed ecosystem in Nova Scotia. In: Fernández-Palocios JM, Nascimiento LD, Hernández JC, Clemente S, González A, Diaz-González JP (eds) Climate Change: perspectives from the Atlantic: past, present and future. Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de La Laguna, Tenerife, p 361-387 PDF on ResearchGate

Feehan CJ, Scheibling RE, Lauzon-Guay JS (2012) Aggregative feeding behaviour in sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) leads to destructive grazing in a Nova Scotian kelp bed. Marine Ecology Progress Series 444:69–83 https://doi.org/10.3354/meps09441


Feehan CJ, Scheibling RE, Lauzon-Guay JS (2012) An outbreak of sea urchin disease associated with a recent hurricane: support for the “killer storm hypothesis” on a local scale. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 413:159–168 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2011.12.003

Scheibling RE, Feehan CJ, Lauzon-Guay JS (2010) Disease outbreaks associated with recent hurricanes cause mass mortality of sea urchins in Nova Scotia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 408:109–116  https://doi.org/10.3354/meps08579 


Community Ecology and Disease in the Ocean