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In review

Coyle, A., Voss, E., Tepolt, C.K., and D. B. Carlon. Mitochondrial genotype determines the response to cold stress in the European green crab, Carcinus maenas. Journal of Experimental Biology. MS ID#: JEXBIO/2019/203521

In preparation

Carlon, D. B., D. R. Robertson, R. Barron, J. H. Choat, D. J. Anderson, and C. A. Sanchez Introgression increases with evolutionary age in a massive parrotfish hybrid complex. for BMC Evolutionary Biology.

Laruson, A. J., Carlon, D. B., Kingston, S. E., and H. Lessios. Breaking the pantropical ring: geography and species boundaries in the pan-tropical sea urchin Tripneustes. Writing in progress.

Carlon, D. B., J. Mitchell and A. Faucci. El Niño drives a larval bottleneck for coral reef fish. Writing in progress.


Carlon, D. B., P. Warner, C. Starr, D. J. Anderson, Z. Bulmer, H. Cipparone, J. Dunn, C. Godfrey, C. Goffinet, M. Miller, and C. Nash, 2018. A first report of shell disease impacting Cancer borealis (Jonah Crab) in the Bay of Fundy. Northeastern Naturalist 25: 27-31.

Kingston, S. E., P. Martino, M. Melendy, F. A. Reed, and D. B. Carlon, 2017. Linking genotype to phenotype in a changing ocean: inferring the genomic architecture of a blue mussel stress response with genome‐wide association. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 31: 346-361.

Longenecker, K., Y. L. Chan, R. J. Toonen, D. B. Carlon, T. L. Hunt, A. M. Friedlander, and E. E. Demartini. 2014. Archaeological evidence of validity of fish populations on unexploited Reefs as Proxy Targets for Modern Populations. Conservation Biology. 28: 1322-1330

Baums, I. B., L. Scott Godwin, E. C. Franklin, D. B. Carlon, and R. J. Toonen. 2014. Discordant population expansions in four species of coral-associated Pacific hermit crabs (Anomura: Diogenidae) linked to habitat availability resulting from sea-level change. Journal of Biogeography 41:339-352.

Halbert, K. M., E. Goetze, and D. B. Carlon. 2013. High Cryptic Diversity across the Global Range of the Migratory Planktonic Copepods Pleuromamma piseki and P. gracilis. PLoS One 8: e77011.

Schwartz, S., Budd, A. F., and D. B. Carlon. 2012. Molecules and fossils reveal punctuated diversification in Caribbean “faviid” corals. BMC Evolutionary Biology. 12:123 doi:10.1186/1471-2148-12-123

Carlon, D. B., Budd, A. F., Lippé, C., and R. L. Andrew. 2011. The quantitative genetics of incipient speciation: heritability and genetic correlations of skeletal traits in populations of diverging Favia fragum ecomorphs. Evolution 65: 3428-3447.

Tice K. and Carlon, D. B. 2011. Can AFLP genome scans detect small islands of differentiation? The case of shell sculpture variation in the periwinkle Echinolittorina hawaiiensis.  Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24: 1814-1825.

Carlon, D. B. and C. Lippé.  2011.  Estimation of the mating systems of the Tall and Short ecomorph of the coral Favia fragum. Molecular Ecology 20: 812-848

Fitzpatrick, J., Carlon, D. B., Lippé, C., and D. R. Robertson. 2011.  The West Pacific diversity hotspot as a source or sink for new species? Population genetic insights from the Indo-Pacific parrotfish Scarus rubroviolaceus. Molecular Ecology 20: 219-234.

VanderWerf, E. A, Young, L. C., Yeung, N. W., and D. B. Carlon. 2009. Stepping stone speciation in Hawaii’s flycatchers: Molecular divergence supports new island endemics within the ‘elepaio. Conservation Genetics 11: 1283-1298

Yeung, N. W., Carlon, D. B., and S. Conant.  2009. Testing subspecies hypothesis with molecular markers and morphometrics in the Pacific white tern complex. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 98: 586–595.

Carlon, D. B. and C. Lippé. 2008.  Fifteen new microsatellite markers for the reef coral Favia fragum and a new Symbiodinium microsatellite. Molecular Ecology Notes 8: 870-873.

Carlon, D. B. and C. Lippé.  2007.  Eleven new microsatellite markers for the tropical sea urchin Tripneustes gratilla and cross-amplification in Tripneustes ventricosa. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 1002-1004.

Carlon, D. B. and C. Lippé.  2007.  Isolation and characterization of 17 new microsatellite markers for the Ember parrotfish (Scarus rubroviolaceus), and cross-amplification in four other parrotfish species. Molecular Ecology Notes 7: 613-616.

Crohn, D. M., Ruud, N. C, Decruyenaere, J. G., and D. B. Carlon. 2005.  Goodness-of-fit test for modeling tracer breakthrough curves in wetlands. Journal of Environmental Engineering 131: 242-251.

Edmunds, P. J., Bruno, J. F., and D. B. Carlon. 2004.  Effects of depth and microhabitat on growth and survivorship of juvenile corals in the Florida Keys. Marine Ecology Progress Series 278: 115-124.

Cover art by Margaret Carlon (my sister!)

Carlon, D. B. and A. F. Budd. 2002.  Incipient speciation across a depth gradient in a scleractinian coral? Evolution 56: 2227–2242.

Carlon, D. B. 2002.  Production and supply of larvae as determinants of zonation in a brooding tropical coral.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 268: 33-46.

Carlon, D. B. 2001.  Depth-related patterns of coral recruitment and cryptic suspension-feeding invertebrates on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands. Bulletin of Marine Science 68: 525-541.

Carlon, D. B. 1999. The evolution of mating systems in tropical reef corals. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 14: 491-495.

Carlon, D. B. 1996. Calcification rates in corals. Science 274: 117.

Carlon, D.B. and J.P. Ebersole. 1995. Life history variation among three temperate hermit crabs: the importance of size in reproductive strategies. Biological Bulletin 188: 329-337.

Carlon, D.B. and R.R. Olson. 1993. Short distance dispersal as an explanation of spatial pattern in two Caribbean reef corals. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 173: 247-263.

Olson, R. and D. Carlon. 1993. Dispersal of Caribbean coral larvae. National Geographic Research and Exploration 9: 379-380.