PDFs of our papers are available at the links below. We prioritize publishing in open access and rapid publication journal to ensure that our research is available to those who contribute to it and use it in practice.


Green, SJ, C Brookson, NA Hardy, LB Crowder. (In revision). Trait-based approaches to global change ecology: from description to prediction. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Wedding, LM, SJ Green, S Reiter, KR Arrigo, Gjerde. K, L Hazen, M Ruckelshaus, JM van der Grient, RM Bailey, MA Cameron, J, Leape, M Levi, A Merkl, M Mills, S Monismith, N Ouellette, G van Dijken, F Micheli. (In review). Adaptive management in a new ocean: linking multiple stressor science to policy action in the changing Arctic. Nature Ecology and Evolution.

Garg, A and SJ Green. (In review). 3D-SPMC: An integrative method for increasing the ecological realism of artificial habitat studies. Plos One.

Published (PDF available at linked text): 

47. Stuart, CE, LM Wedding, SJ Pittman, SJ Green. (2021). Habitat suitability modeling to inform seascape connectivity conservation and management. Diversity. Special issue “Ecological Connectivity in Tropical Seascapes”.

46. Davis, AC, JL Akins, C Pollock, I Lundgren, MA Johnston, B Castillo, K Reale-Munroe, V McDonough,
S Moneysmith, SJ Green. (2021).
Drivers of invasive lionfish culling efficacy and efficiency in
Caribbean marine protected areas.
Conservation Science and Practice.

45. Linardich, C, CB Brookson, SJ Green. (2021). Trait-based vulnerability reveals hotspots of potential impact for a global marine invader. Global Change Biology.


44. Green, SJ and E Grosholz. (2021). Functional eradication as a framework for invasive species control. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Featured on the March cover.

43. Andrews, A, NJ Bennett, P Le Billon, SJ Green, SM Cisneros-Montemayor, S Amongin, N Gray, UR Sumaila. (2021). Oil, fisheries, and coastal communities: A review of impacts on the environment, livelihoods, space and governance. Energy Research and Social Science.

42. Green, SJ, J Matley, DE Smith, B Castillo, C Pollock, K Reale-Munro, R Nemeth. (2021). Broad-scale acoustic telemetry reveals long distance movements and larger home ranges for invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) on invaded coral reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

41. Green, KM, JC Selgrath, TH Frawley, WK Oestreich, EJ Mansfield, J Urteaga, SS Swanson, FN Santana, SJ Green, J Naggea, LB Crowder. (2021). How adaptive capacity shapes the Adapt, React, Cope Response to climate impacts: insights from small-scale fisheries. Climate Change.

40. Stuart, CE, SJ. Green, O Vernygora, ARH LeBlanc, MH Bertschi, and M Brown. (2020). New insights into patterns and rates of tooth replacement in serrasalmid and characid fishes, with implications for the subsistence fishery of P eru’s remote ribereños villages. Journal of Fish Biology.

39. Bogdanoff, AK, Shertzer, KW, Layman CA, Chapman, JK, Fruterima, M, Solomon, J, Sabattis, J, Green, SJ, Morris JA Jr. (2020). Optimum lionfish yield: A non-traditional management concept for invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans). Biological Invasions.

38. Kyne, FK, Chapman, JK, Green, SJ, Simmons, AL & Gough, CLA ( 2020). Managing invasive lionfish in Belize’s Marine Protected Areas. Blue Ventures Conservation Report, 50 pages.

37. Oestrich, WK, TH Frawley, EJ Mansfield, KM Green, SJ Green, J Naggea, JC Selgrath, SS Swanson, J Urteaga, TD White, LB Crowder. (2019). The impact of environmental change on small-scale fishing communities: Moving beyond adaptive capacity to community response .Ch 26; Ecosystems and Societies under Climate Change.

36. L Malpica-Cruz L, SJ Green and IM Côté. (2019) Temporal and ontogenetic changes in the trophic signature of an invasive marine predator. Hydrobiologia.

35. SJ Green, E Dilley, CE Benkwitt, ACD Davis, KE Ingeman, TL Kindinger, LJ Tuttle, MA Hixon. (2019).  Trait-mediated foraging drives patterns of selective predation by native and invasive coral-reef fishes. Ecosphere.

34. Chapman, J, SJ Green, J Solomon, A Bogdanoff, M Fruitman. (2019) Belize National Lionfish Management Strategy 2019-2023. Blue Ventures Conservation and Belize Fisheries Department.

33. Green, SJ, K Grorud-Colvert, H Mannix. (2018) Uniting science and stories: Perspectives on the value of storytelling for communicating science. FACETS. 

32. Green, EM Underwood, JL Akins. (2017) Mobilizing volunteers to sustain local suppression of a global marine invasion. Conservation Letters.

31. Ingeman, KE, MA Albins, CE Benkwitt, SJ Green, TL Kindinger et al. (2017) Resolving differences in observed impacts of invasive lionfish and clarifying advice to managers. PeerJ.

30. Smith, NS, IM Côté, L Martinez-Estevez, EJ Hind-Ozan, AL Quiros, N Johnson, SJ Green, L Cornick, D Shiffman, L Malpica-Cruz, A Gleason Besch, N Shiel-Rolle. (2017) Diversity and Inclusion in Conservation: A Proposal for a Marine Diversity Network. Frontiers in Marine Science. 

29. Smith, NS, SJ Green, JL Akins, S Miller and IM Côté. (2017) Density-dependent colonization and natural disturbance limit the effectiveness of invasive lionfish culling efforts. Biological Invasions.

28. Green, K Demes, M. Arbeider, M Webster, WJ Palen, AK Salomon, ME Ryan. (2017) Oil sands and the marine environment: current knowledge and future challenges.  Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.

27. Hixon, M, SJ Green, MA Albins, JL Akins and JA Morris Jr. (2016) Lionfish: a major marine invasion.  Marine Ecology Progress Series.

26. Hind, EJ, SM Alexander, SJ Green, JP Kritzer, M Sweet, AE Johnson, F Pina-Mamargos, NS Smith, A Peterson. (2015) Fostering effective international collaboration for marine science in small island states. Frontiers in Marine Science.

25. Green, J Armstrong, M Bogan, E Darling, S Kross, C Rockman, A Smyth and D Verissimo. (2015) Conservation needs diverse values, approaches, and practitioners. Conservation Letters.

24. Green SJ, B Castillo, K Reale-Munroe, IF Lundgren, CG Pollock and JL Akins (2015) Green et al 2015 BUIS NPS lionfish study.  US National Park Service Report #BUIS-2011-SCI-0007. 1-24.

23. Rochman, S Kross, M Bogan, E Darling, SJ Green, D Verissimo, A Smyth, J Armstrong. (2015) Scientific evidence supports a ban on microbeads. Environmental Science and Technology.

22. Green, SJ, NK Dulvy, and IM Côté. (2015) Response to Valderrama and Fields: Effect of temperature in models of fish biomass production. Ecological Applications.


21. Green and IM Côté. (2014) Trait based diet selection: Prey behaviour and morphology predict vulnerability to predation in reef fish communities. Journal of Animal Ecology.*Featured on the November cover  

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20. Akins, JL, JA Morris Jr., SJ Green. (2014) Novel in situ tagging technique for fishes reveals variable site fidelity and growth in lionfish on Caribbean reefs. Ecology and Evolution. 

19. Green, NK Dulvy, ALM Brooks, AB Cooper, JL Akins, S Miller and IM Côté. (2014) Linking removal targets to the ecological effects of invaders: a predictive model and field test. Ecological Applications.

18. Côté, ES Darling, L Malpica, N Smith, SJ Green, J Curtis-Quick and C Layman. (2014) What doesn’t kill you makes you wary? Effects of repeated culling on the behaviour of an invasive predator. PLOS ONE.

17. Valdivia, A, JF Bruno, CE Cox, S Hackerott and SJ Green. (2014) Re-examining the relationship between lionfish and native grouper in the Caribbean. PeerJ.

16. Côté, IM, L Akins, E Underwood, J Curtis-Quick and SJ Green. (2014) Setting the record straight on invasive lionfish control: Culling works. PeerJ.

15. Green, SJ, N Tamburello, L Akins, SE Miller, IM Côté. (2013) Habitat complexity and fish size affect the detection of Indo-Pacific lionfish on invaded coral reefs. Coral Reefs. DOI 10.1007/s00338-012-0987-8.

14. Favaro, B, Braun DC, Earth2Ocean Research Derby*. (2013) The ‘Research Derby’: A pressure cooker for creative and collaborative science. Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 6: 40-46. *Co-leadership in this working group

13. Hackerott, S, A Valdivia, SJ Green, IM Côté, CE COx, JL Akins, CA Layman, WF Precht, JF Bruno. (2013) Native predators do not influence invasion success of Pacific lionfish on Caribbean reefs. PLOS ONE.

12. Côté, IM, SJ Green, MA Hixon (2013) Predatory fish invaders: Insights from Indo-Pacific lionfish in the western Atlantic and Caribbean. Biological Conservation.

11. Phillis*, C, S O’Regan*, SJ Green*, J Bruce*, S Anderson, J Linton, Earth2Ocean Research Derby Working Group, B Favaro. (2012). Multiple pathways to conservation success. Conservation Letters *Authors contributed equally, listed in reverse alphabetical order.

10. Côté, IM, SJ Green, JL Akins, D Steinke, JA Morris Jr. (2012) Diet richness of invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish revealed by DNA barcoding. Marine Ecology Progress Series.

9. Green, SJ (2012) Monitoring: An essential action in JA Morris Jr (ed). Invasive lionfish: A guide to control and management. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Press. Ft. Pierce, FL

8. Morris, JA Jr, and SJ Green. (2012) Lionfish research: A guide to current findings and future questions for applied science in JA Morris Jr (ed). Invasive lionfish: A guide to control and management. Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute Press. Ft. Pierce, FL

7. Green, JL Akins, A Maljkovic, IM Côté (2012)  Invasive lionfish drive Atlantic coral reef fish declines. PLOS ONE. 7(3): e32596.

6. Côté, IM and SJ Green (2012) Potential effects of climate change on a marine invasion: The importance of current context. Current Zoology. 58(1): 1-8

5. Green, SJ, Akins, JL, JA Morris Jr. (2012) Lionfish dissection: Techniques and applications. NOAA Technical Memorandum NCCOS 139. 

4. Darling, ES, SJ Green, JK O’Leary, IM Côté (2011) Indo-Pacific lionfish are larger and more abundant on invaded reefs: a comparison of Kenyan and Bahamian lionfish populations.   Biological Invasions.13(9): 2045-2051

3. Green, JL Akins, IM Côté (2011) Foraging behaviour and prey consumption in the Indo-Pacific lionfish on Bahamian coral reefs.  Marine Ecology Progress Series. 433: 159-167.

2. Morris, JA Jr., JL Akins, A Barse, D Cerino, DW Freshwater, SJ Green et al. Biology and Ecology of the Invasive Lionfishes, Pterios miles and Pterois volitans. Proceedings of the Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute. 61: 409-414.

1. Green, SJ and IM Côté (2009) Record densities of Indo-Pacific lionfish on Bahamian coral reefs. Coral Reefs. 28: 107.

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