Peer Reviewed Articles

Becker, B.J., Behrens, M.D., Allen, B., Hintz*, M., Parker*, H., McCartha*, M.M., and White*, S.M. 2020. The spatial and temporal distribution of the early life history stages of native Olympia oysters (Ostrea lurida) in a restoration site in northern Puget Sound, WA. Journal of Shellfish Research. 39(1):43-58.

Hintz, M.**, Gratz, K., Becker, BJ, Vadopalas, B, and Roberts, S. 2017. A nonlethal anesthesia protocol for accessing the mantle cavity of Olympia oysters in the laboratory or field.  Journal of Shellfish Research 36(2):353-357. DOI: 10.2983/35.036.0207

Carson H, López-Duarte P, Cook G, Fodrie F, Becker B, DiBacco C, Levin L. 2013. Temporal, spatial, and interspecific variation in geochemical signatures within fish otoliths, bivalve larval shells, and crustacean larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 473:133–148.

Becker, B.J., Behrens, M.D., Shevalier, Y.R.A.**, Henzler, C.M., Hoaglund, E.A., and Lemay, B.K.* 2012. Determining distribution and size of larval Pacific geoduck clams (Panopea generosa) in Quartermaster Harbor (Washington, USA) using a novel sampling approach. Journal of Shellfish Research 31(3):711-723.

Lopez-Duarte PC, Carson HS, Cook GS, Fodrie FJ, Becker BJ, DiBacco C, Levin LA. 2012. What controls connectivity? An empirical, multi-species approach. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 52:511–524.

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 65(1):141-150. (contact us for reprint)

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.

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 150:399-413. (contact us for reprint)

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.

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.

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.

Book Reviews


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.


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.

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.

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.

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