The Grosberg Lab
College of Biological Sciences
Center for Population Biology
4349 Storer Hall
(530) 752-1114



Selected Publications


Plachetzki, D. C., M. S. Pankey, B. R. Johnson, E. J. Ronne, A. Kopp, and R. K. Grosberg. 2014.
Gene Co-expression Modules Underlying Polymorphic and Monomorphic Zooids in the Colonial Hydrozoan, Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus. INTEGRATIVE AND COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, 54: 276-283.

Dawson, M. N., C. G. Hays, R. K. Grosberg, and P. T. Raimondi. 2014. Dispersal potential and population genetic structure in the marine intertidal of the eastern North Pacific.
, 84: 435-456.

Kamel, S. J. and R. K. Grosberg. 2013.
Why do males care for their competitor's offspring? A response to Szekely et al.
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR, 86: e3-35. epub: 9 NOV 2013.

Eberl, R., M. Mateos, R. K. Grosberg, C. A. Santamaria and L. A. Hurtado. 2013.
Phylogeography of the supralittoral isopod Ligia occidentalis around the Point conception marine biogeographical boundary.
, 40: 2361-2372. epub: 22 JUL 2013.

Kelly, M. K., R. K. Grosberg and E. Sanford. 2013.
Trade-Offs, Geography, and Limits to Thermal Adaptation in a Tide Pool Copepod.
AMERICAN NATURALIST, 181:846-854. epub: 26 APR 2013.

Stachowicz, J. J., S. J. Kamel, Hughes, A. R. and R. K. Grosberg. 2013.
Genetic relatedness influences plant biomass accumulation in eelgrass (Zostera marina).
AMERICAN NATURALIST, 181:715-724. epub: 25 MAR 2013.

Grosberg, R. K., G. J. Vermeij, and P. C. Wainwright. 2012.
Biodiversity in water and on land.
, 22: R900-903. epub: 6 NOV 2012.

Kamel, S. J. and R. K. Grosberg. 2012.
Exclusive male care despite extreme female promiscuity and low paternity in a marine snail.
ECOLOGY LETTERS , epub: 26 JUL 2012.

Kamel, S. J., A. R. Hughes, R. K. Grosberg, and J. J. Stachowicz. 2012.
Fine-scale genetic structure and relatedness in the eelgrass Zostera marina.
MAR ECOL PROG SER, 447: 127–137. epub: 13 FEB 2012.

Puritz, J. B., C. C. Keever, J. A. Addison, M. Byrne, M. W. Hart, R. K. Grosberg and R. J. Toonen. 2012.
Extraordinarily rapid life-history divergence between Cryptasterina sea star species.
PROC. R. SOC. B, epub: 18 JUL 2012.

Hart, M. W. and Richard K Grosberg. 2012.
Extraordinary Scientific Delusions about Metamorphosis:  Frank Ryan’s The Mystery of Metamorphosis.

Dawson, M. N., F. H. Barber, L. I. Gonzalex-Guzman, R. J. Toonen, J. E. Dugan, and R. K. Grosberg. 2011.
Phylogeography of Emerita analoga (Crustacea, Decapoda, Hippidae), and eastern Pacific Ocean sand crab with long-lived palagic larvae.
JOURNAL OF BIOGEOGRAPHY, 38: 1600-1612.  epub: 15 APR 2011. Please contact an author for pdf.

Kelly, M. W., E. Sanford, and R. K. Grosberg. 2011.
Limited potential for adaptation to climate change in a broadly distributed marine crustacean.
PROC BIOL SCI. epub: 8 JUN 2011.  Please contact an author for pdf.

Howard D. J., R. K. Grosberg, D. M. Rand and G. G. Normark. 2011.
Genetics and the origin of species: the continuing synthesis: a symporsium in honor of Richard G. Harrison. 
GENETICA, 139: 535-539. epub: 9 DEC 2010. Please contact an author for pdf.

Toonen, R. J. and R. K. Grosberg. 2010.
Testing hypotheses for chaotic genetic structure: patterns of spatial and temporal genetic heterogeneity among recruits, subadults and adults of the intertidal anomuran Petrolisthes cinctipes. Phylogeography and Population Genetics in Crustacea, S. Koenemann, C. Held, and C. Schubart, Eds., 2010.

Kamel, S. J., F. X. Oyarzun, and R. K. Grosberg. 2010.
Reproductive biology, family conflict, and size of offspring in
marine invertebrates.
INTEGRATIVE & COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, 50: 619-629. epub: 26 AUG 2010. 

Vermeij, G. and R. K. Grosberg. 2010.
The great divergence: When did diversity on land exceed that in the sea?
INTEGRATIVE & COMPARATIVE BIOLOGY, 50: 675-682. epub: 2 Jul 2010.

Grosberg, R. and D. Plachetzki. 2010.
Marine Invertebrates: Genetics of Colony Recognition. In: Breed M.D. and Moore J., (eds.) Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, volume 2, pp. 381-388. Oxford: Academic Press.   Please contact an author for pdf.

Kamel, S., R. K. Grosberg and D. J. Marshall. 2010.
Family conflicts in the sea.
epub: 16 JUN 2010.
Please contact an author for pdf.

Dawson, M. N., R. K. Grosberg, Y. E. Stuart, and E. Sanford. 2010.
Population genetic analysis of a recent range expansion: Mechanisms regulating the poleward range limit of the volcano barnacle Tetraclita rubescens.
MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 19: 1585-1605.

Graham, M. H., B. P. Kinlan and R. K. Grosberg. 2009.
Post-glacial redistribution and shifts in productivity of giant kelp forests.
PROC. R. SOC. B  277: 399-406. epub: 21 OCT 2009.

Keever C. C., J. Sunday, J. B Puritz, J. A. Addison, R. J. Toonen, R. K. Grosberg, and M. W. Hart. 2009.
Discordant distribution of populations and genetic variation in a sea star with high dispersal potential.
EVOLUTION   63: 3214-27.  epub: 3 AUG 2009.

Hart M. W. and R. K. Grosberg. 2009.
Caterpillars did not evolve from onychophorans by hybridogenesis.
PNAS  106: 19906-19909. epub: 30 OCT 2009.

Crandall E. D., M. A. Frey, R. K. Grosberg and P. H. Barber. 2008.
Contrasting demographic history and phylogeographical patterns in two Indo-Pacific gastropods.

Grosberg, R. K., and R. R. Strathmann. 2007.
The evolution of multicellularity: A minor major transition.
ANNU. REV. ECOL. EVOL. SYST. 38:621-654.

Sax, D. F. et. al. 2007.
Ecological and evolutionary insights from species invasions.

Harley, D.D.G. et. al. 2006.
Color polymorphism and genetic structure in the sea star Pisaster ochraceus.
BIOL BUL 211:248-262.

Dawson, M. N., and R. K. Grosberg. 2006 Connectivity in Marine Protected Areas.
SCIENCE 313:43-45.

Wares, J. P., A. R. Hughes, and R. K. Grosberg.  2005.  Mechanisms that drive evolutionary change. Insights from species introductions and invasions. Pages 229-257 in Species Invasions: Insights into Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography (Dov F. Sax, John J. Stachowicz, and Steven D. Gaines, eds.).  Sinauer Press, Sunderland, MA.

Ayre, D. J. & R. K. Grosberg. 2005.
Behind Anemone lines: factors affecting division of labour in the social cnidarian Anthopleura elegantissima.

Wilson, A.C. & R. K. Grosberg. 2004.
Ontogenetic shifts in fusion-rejection thresholds in a colonial marine hydrozoan, Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus .

Sotka, E. E. et. al. 2004.
Strong genetic clines and geographical variation in gene flow in the rocky intertidal barnacle Balanus glandula.
MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 13: 2143-2156.

Tsutsui, N. D., A. V. Suarez, & R. K. Grosberg. 2003.
Genetic diversity, asymmetrical aggression, and recognition in a widespread invasive species.
PNAS 100: 1078-1083.

Tsutsui, N. D. & R. K. Grosberg. 2003.
The distribution and evolutionary history of Wolbachia infection in native and introduced populations of the Argentine ant (Linepithema humile). MOLECULAR ECOLOGY 12: 3057-3068 .

Grosberg, R. K. and C. W. Cunningham. 2001.
Genetic structure in the sea: from populations to communities. Pages 61-84 in Marine Community Ecology (M. D. Bertness, S. Gaines, and M. E. Hay, eds.), Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.

Grosberg, R. K. and M. W. Hart. 2000.
Mate selection and the evolution of highly polymorphic self/nonself recognition genes.
SCIENCE 289: 2111-2114.


Hart, M. W. and R. K. Grosberg. 1999.
Kin interactions in a colonial hydrozoan (Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus): population structure on a mobile landscape.
EVOLUTION 53: 793-805.

Grosberg, R. K. and R. R. Strathmann. 1998.
One cell, two cell, red cell, blue cell: the persistence of a unicellular stage in multicellular life histories.

Eppley, S. M. et. al. 1998.
Intrapopulation sex ratio variation in the salt grass Distichlis spicata.

Grosberg, R. K., M. W. Hart and D. R. Levitan. 1997.
Is allorecognition specificity in Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus controlled by a single gene?
GENETICS 145: 857-860.

Grosberg, R. K. and D. J. Ayre. 1997.
Is there a relationship between multilocus homozygosity and dominance rank in sea anemones? A Reply to Zeh and Zeh.

McFadden, C. S. and R. K. Grosberg. 1997.
Genetic relationships within and between solitary and clonal forms of the sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima revisited: Evidence for existence of two species.
MARINE BIOLOGY 128: 127-139.

Grosberg, R. K., D. R. Levitan, and B. B. Cameron. 1996.
The evolutionary genetics of allorecognition in the colonial hydrozoan Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus.
EVOLUTION 50: 2221-2240.

Grosberg, R. K., D. R. Levitan, and B. B. Cameron. 1996.
Characterization of genetic structure and genealogies using RAPD-PCR markers: A random primer for the nervous and novice. Pages 67-100 in (J. D. Ferraris and S. R. Palumbi, eds.) Molecular Zoology: Advances, Strategies and Protocols. John Wiley and Sons, New York.

Ayre, D. J. and R. K. Grosberg. 1996.
Effects of social organization on inter-clonal dominance relationships in the sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima.
ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR 51: 1233-1245.

Ayre, D. J. and R. K. Grosberg. 1995.
Intraspecific competition and coexistence in the sea anemone Anthopleura elegantissima: Aggression, habituation, and interclonal dominance relationships.

Levitan, D. R. and R. K. Grosberg. 1993
The analysis of paternity and maternity in the marine hydrozoan Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus using randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers.

Grosberg, R. K. 1992.
To thine ownself be true?

Grosberg, R. K. and D. R. Levitan. 1992.
For adults only? Supply-side ecology and the history of larval biology.

Grosberg, R. K. 1991.
Sperm-mediated gene flow and the genetic structure of a population of the colonial sea squirt Botryllus schlosseri.
EVOLUTION 45: 130-142.

Grosberg, R. K. 1990.
Out on a limb: arthropod origins.
SCIENCE 250: 632-633.

Buss, L. W. and R. K. Grosberg. 1990.
Morphogenetic basis for phenotypic differences in hydroid competitive behaviour.
NATURE 343: 60-63.


Grosberg, R. K. and M. R. Patterson. 1989.
Iterated ontogenies reiterated.

Grosberg, R. K. and J. F. Quinn. 1989.
The evolution of aggression based on allorecognition specificity.
EVOLUTION 43: 504-515.

Grosberg, R. K. 1988.
The evolution of allorecognition specificity in clonal invertebrates.

Grosberg, R. K. and J. F. Quinn. 1988.
The evolution of allorecognition specificity. Pages 157-167 in Invertebrate Historecognition (R.K. Grosberg, D. Hedgecock and K. Nelson, editors). Plenum Press, New York.

Harvell, C. D. and R. K. Grosberg. 1988
The timing of sexual maturity in clonal organisms.
ECOLOGY 69: 1855-1864.

Grosberg, R. K. 1988.
Life history variation within a population of the colonial ascidian Botryllus schlosseri. I. The genetic and environmental control of seasonal variation. EVOLUTION 42: 900-920.

Grosberg, R. K. 1987
Limited dispersal and proximity-dependent mating success in the sessile colonial ascidian Botryllus schlosseri.
EVOLUTION 41: 372-384.

Grosberg, R. K. and J. F. Quinn. 1986.
The genetic control and consequences of kin recognition by the larvae of a colonial marine invertebrate.
NATURE 322: 456-459.

Grosberg, R. K., W. R. Rice and S. R. Palumbi. 1985.
Graft compatibility and clonal identity in invertebrates.
SCIENCE 229: 487-489.

Grosberg, R. K. 1982.
Intertidal zonation of barnacles: the influence of planktonic zonation of larvae on the vertical distribution of adults.
ECOLOGY 63: 894-899.

Grosberg, R. K. 1981.
Competitive ability influences habitat choice in marine invertebrates. NATURE 290: 700-702.




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