Becker Lab


Curriculum Vitae







Bonnie J. Becker Ph.D.

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Peer Reviewed Articles

Becker, B.J., Behrens, M.D., Shevalier, Y.R.A.**, Henzler, C.M., Hoaglund, E.A., and Lemay, B.K.* Determining distribution and size of larval Pacific geoduck clams (Panopea generosa) in Quartermaster Harbor (Washington, USA) using a novel tracking approach. Accepted and in revision for publication in Journal of Shellfish Research  in summer 2012.

Fodrie, F.J., Becker, B.J., Levin, L.A., Gruenthal, K., and McMillan, P. 2011. Connectivity clues from short-term variability in settlement and geochemical tags of mytilid mussels. Journal of Sea Research

Ford, H.L., Schellenberg, S.A., Becker, B.J., Deutschman, D.L., Dyck, K.A., and P.L. Koch.  2010.  Evaluating the skeletal chemistry of Mytilus californianus as a temperature proxy: Effects of microenvironment and ontogeny.  Paleoceanography 25: PA1203, 14pp.  doi:10.1029/2008PA001677

Becker, B.J. and P.A. Selkin.  2009.  Marine reserve design: simulating stakeholder options.  Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology.  Volume 6. Available here

Becker, B.J., Levin, L.A., Fodrie, F.J., McMillan, P.A.  2007.  Complex larval connectivity patterns among marine invertebrate populations.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science
104(9):3267-3272. Available here.

Sagarin, R.D., Ambrose, R.F., Becker, B.J., Engle, J.M., Kido, J., Lee, Steven F., Miner, C. Melissa, Murrary, Steven N., Raimondi, Peter T., Richards, D., Roe, C.  2007.  Ecological impacts on the limpet Lottia gigantea populations: human pressure over a broad scale on island and mainland intertidal zones.  Marine Biology

Becker, B.J., Fodrie, F.J., McMillan, P., and L.A. Levin.  2005.  Spatial and temporal variation in trace elemental fingerprints of mytilid mussel shells: a precursor to invertebrate larval tracking.  Limnology and Oceanography 50:48-61. Available here.

Roy, K., Collins, A.G., Becker, B.J., Begovic, E., and J.M. Engle.  2003.  Anthropogenic impacts and historical decline in body size of rocky intertidal gastropods in southern California.  Ecology Letters 6:205-211.

Peer-Reviewed Articles Submitted and In Review:

Lopez-Duarte, P., Carson, H.S., Cook, G.S., Fodrie, F.J., Becker,
B.J., DiBacco, C., and Levin, L.A. What controls connectivity? An empirical, multi-species approach. In review in Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Carson, H.S., Lopez-Duarte, P., Cook, G.S., Fodrie, F.J., Becker,
., DiBacco, C., and Levin, L.A. Temporal, spatial and species variation in the chemistry of otoliths, larval shells, and larvae. Submitted to Marine Ecology-Progress Series.

Peer-Reviewed Technical Reports:

Becker, B.J.   2006. Status and Trends of Ecological Health and Human Use of the Cabrillo National Monument Rocky Intertidal Zone (1990- 2005). Natural Resource Technical Report NPS/PWR/CABR/NRTR—2006/03. National Park Service, Seattle, Washington.  195 pp. Available here.


Becker, B.J.  2005.  The regional population variability and larval connectivity of mytilid mussels: conserving the populations of Cabrillo National Monument (San Diego, California, USA).  Ph.D. Dissertation, University of California, San Diego. Available here.

Book Chapters:

Becker, B.J., Tegner, M.J., and P.K. Dayton.  2004.  Tidepools and Kelp Forests: Nearshore Environments.  In Understanding the Life of Point Loma.  Cabrillo National Monument Foundation, San Diego, CA.

Technical Reports:

Becker, B.J., Ruffner, J.*, and J. Patterson*. 2011. Biodiversity Survey of Benthic Communities of Commencement Bay. Submitted to Citizens for a Healthy Bay.  26pp.  Available here.

Becker, B.J., Gruber, J.*, Little, C.*, Buck, S.*, Crawford, M.*, Griswold, Z.*, Irving, T., Johnson, S., Patterson, K., Prakash, S., and B. Mason.  2009.  Commencement Bay (Tacoma, WA) Nearshore Salmon Habitat Assessment: Final Report Submitted to Pierce County.  62pp.  Available here.

Becker, B.J.  2006.  Cabrillo National Monument Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program Updated Protocol June 2006.  Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, CA.  66pp. Available here.

Becker, B.J.  2003.  Cabrillo National Monument Rocky Intertidal Monitoring Program Ten Year Performance Review (1990-1999): Summary Report.  Cabrillo National Monument, San Diego, CA.  24pp.

Popular Media:

Becker, B.J. 2010.  CHB and UWT Join Forces to Hunt Baby Geoduck and The Baby Geoduck: A Progress Report.  Tidings: The Quarterly Newsletter from Citizens for a Healthy Bay.

Becker, B.J.  2004.  Rocky intertidal monitoring partnerships aid management at Cabrillo National Monument.  National Park Service Natural Resource Science Year in Review—2003.

Becker, B.J.  2001.  “New Approach Needed to Avert Fish Extinction”, letter to the editor in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

*Indicates undergraduate student coauthor, **Indicates graduate student coauthor