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Selected Publications

Schab, C.M., S. Park, L.A. Waidner, and C.E. Epifanio. 2013.  Return of the native:  historical comparison of invasive and   indigenous crab populations near the mouth of Delaware Bay.  J. Shellfish Biol. 32(3):751-758.

Epifanio, C.E., A.I Dittel, and C.E. Tilburg. 2013.  Abundance of invasive and native crab larvae in the mouth of Delaware Bay:  Hemigrapsus sanguineus and Uca pugnax.  J. Shellfish Biol. 32:543-550.

Epifanio, C.E. 2013.  Invasion biology of the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus: a review.  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol.  441:33-49.

Tilberg, C.E., A.I. Dittel, D.C. Miller, and C.E. Epifanio.  2011. Transport and retention of the mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) in a Mid-Atlantic estuary: Predictions from a larval transport model. J. Mar. Res. 69:137-165.

Steinberg, M.K. and C.E. Epifanio. 2011. Three's a crowd: Space competition among three species of intertidal shore crabs in the genus Hemigrapsus. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 404:57-62.

Anderson, J.A. and C.E. Epifanio. 2010. Mating and sperm storage of the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus. J. Shellf. Res. 29:497-501.

Anderson, J.A. and C.E. Epifanio. 2010. Response of the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus to a water-soluble metamorphic cue under natural field conditions. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 384:87-90.

Krimsky, L.S. and C.E. Epifanio. 2010. Growth of juvenile stone crabs, Menippe mercenaria, reared in the laboratory. J. Crust. Biol. 30:336-338.

Anderson, J.A., M. Valentine, and C.E. Epifanio. 2009. Characterization of the conspecific metamorphic cue for Hemigrapsus sanguineus (De Haan).  J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 382:139-144.

Anderson, J.A. and C.E. Epifanio. 2009. Induction of metamorphosis in the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus: characterization of the cue associated with biofilm from adult habitat. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 382:34-39.

Houser, L.T. and C.E. Epifanio. 2009. Impacts of biochemical cues on horizontal swimming behavior of individual crab larvae.  Mar. Freshw. Behav. Phy. 42:249-264.

Dittel, A.I. and C.E. Epifanio. 2009. Invasion biology of the Chinese mitten crab Eriochier sinensis: A brief review. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 374:79-92.

Tilburg, C.E., A.I. Dittel, and C.E. Epifanio. 2009. High concentrations of blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) larvae along the offshore edge of a coastal current: effects of convergent circulation. Fish. Oceanogr. 18:135-146.

Krimsky, L.S. and C.E. Epifanio. 2008. Multiple cues from multiple habitats: Effect on metamorphosis of the Florida stone crab, Menippe mercenaria. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 358:178-184. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2008.02.010.

Steinberg, M.K., L.S. Krimsky, and C.E. Epifanio.  2008.  Induction of metamorphosis in the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus: effects of biofilms and substratum texture.  Estuaries and Coasts 31:738-744.

Tilburg, C.E., C.D. Kernehan, A.U. Andon, and C.E. Epifanio.  2008.  Modeling estuarine ingress of blue crab megalopae: Effects of temporal patterns in larval release.  J. Mar. Res. 66:391-412.

Dittel, A.I., G. Perovich, and C.E. Epifanio.  2008.  Biology of the vent crab Bythograea thermydron: a brief review.  J. Shellf. Res. 27:66-77.

Steinberg, M.K., C.E. Epifanio, and A.U. Andon.  2007. A highly specific chemical cue for the metamorphosis of the Asian shore crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 347:1-7.

Tilburg, C.E., A.I. Dittel, and C.E. Epifanio. 2007. Retention of crab larvae in a coastal null zone. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 72:570-578.

Epifanio, C.E. 2007. Biology of larvae. In V.S. Kennedy and L.E. Cronin, eds. The Blue Crab Callinectes sapidus. Maryland Sea Grant, College Park, MD. pp. 513-533.

Steppe, C.N. and C.E. Epifanio. 2006. Synoptic distribution of crab larvae near the mouth of Delaware Bay: influence of nearshore hydrographic regimes. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 70:654-662.

Dittel, A.I., C.E. Epifanio, and M.L. Fogel. 2006. Trophic relationships of blue crabs (Callinectes sapidus) in estuarine habitats. Hydrobiologia 568:379-390.

Tilburg, C.E., L.T. Houser, C.N. Steppe, R.W. Garvine, and C.E. Epifanio. 2006. Effects of coastal transport on larval patches: Models and observations. Esturaine, Coastal and Shelf Science 67:145-160.

Dittel, A.I., C.E. Epifanio, and G. Perovich. 2005. Food sources for the early life history stages of the hydrothermal vent crab Bythograea thermydron: a stable isotope approach . Hydrobiologia. 544:339-346.

Park, S., C.E. Epifanio, and R.B. Iglay. 2005. Patterns of larval release by the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus  (de Haan): Periodicity at diel and tidal frequencies. J. Shellf. Res. 24:591-596.

Petrone, C.J., L. B. Jancaitis, M.B. Jones, C.C. Natunewicz, C.E. Tilburg, and C.E. Epifanio. 2005. Dynamics of larval patches: spatial distribution of fiddler crab larvae in Delaware Bay and adjacent waters. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 293:177-190.

Jones, M.B. and C.E. Epifanio. 2005. Patches of crab megalopae in the mouth of Delaware Bay: An analysis of spatial scales. J. Shellfish Res. 24:261-267.

Park, S., C.E. Epifanio, and E.K. Grey. 2004. Behavior of larval Hemigrapsus sanguineus (de Haan) in response to gravity and pressure. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 307:197-206.

 

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