Selected Publications


Google Scholar Profile - Anne Randall Hughes


Hughes, A.R., J.H. Grabowski, H.M. Leslie, S. Scyphers, and S.L. Williams. 2018. Inclusion of biodiversity in habitat restoration policy to facilitate ecosystem recovery. Conservation Letters 11:e12419.


Hughes, A.R., J. Cebrian, K. Heck, J. Goff, †T.C. Hanley, W. Scheffel, and ‡R. Zerebecki. 2018. Effects of oil exposure, plant species composition, and plant genotypic diversity on salt marsh and mangrove assemblages. Ecosphere 9:e02207.


Sutton-Grier, A.E., R.K. Gittman, K.K. Arkema, R.O. Bennett, J. Benoit, S. Blitch, K.A. Burks-Copes, A. Colden, A. Dausman, B.M. DeAngelis, A.R. Hughes, S.B. Scyphers, and J.H. Grabowski. 2018. Investing in natural and nature-based infrastructure: Building better along our coasts. Sustainability 10:523.


‡Schenck, F.R., †T.H. Hanley, R.E. Beighley, and A.R. Hughes. 2018. Phenotypic variation among invasive Phragmites australis populations does not influence salinity tolerance. Estuaries and Coasts 41:896-907.

Gehman, A.M., J.H. Grabowski, A.R. Hughes, D.L. Kimbro, M.F. Piehler, and J.E. Byers. 2017. Predators, environment, and host characteristics influence the probability of infection by an invasive castrating parasite. Oecologia 183:139-149.


Hughes, A.R., T.C. Hanley, J.E. Byers, J.H. Grabowski, J.C. Malek, M.F. Piehler, and D.L. Kimbro. 2017. Genetic by environmental variation but no local adaptation in oysters (Crassostrea virginica). Ecology and Evolution.


Newton-Ramsay, C., A. Drouin, A.R. Hughes, and M.E.S. Bracken. 2017. Species, community, and ecosystem-level responses following the invasion of the red alga, Daysisiphonia japonica, to the western North Atlantic Ocean. Biological Invasions 19:537.


Novak, A.B., H.K. Plaisted, C.G. Hays, A.R. Hughes. 2017. Limited effects of source population identity and number on seagrass transplant performance. PeerJ 5:e2972.


Reynolds, L.K., J.J. Stachowicz, A.R. Hughes, S.J. Kamel, B.S. Ort, C.S. Cohen, and R.K. Grosberg. 2017. Temporal stability in patterns of genetic diversity and structure of a marine foundation species (Zostera marina). Heredity 118:404-412.


Zerebecki, R., G.M. Crutsinger, and A.R. Hughes. 2017. Spartina alterniflora genotypic identity affects plant-plant and plant-animal interactions in an experimental marsh community. Journal of Ecology.


Hanley, T.C., A.R. Hughes, B. Williams, H. Garland, and D.L. Kimbro. 2016. Effects of intraspecific diversity on survivorship, growth, and recruitment of the Eastern oyster across sites. Ecology 97:1518-1529.


Hughes, A.R., T.C. Hanley, F.R. Schenck, and C.G. Hays. 2016. Genetic diversity of seagrass seeds influences seedling morphology and biomass. Ecology 97:3538-3546.


Hughes, A.R., F.R. Schenck, J. Bloomberg, T.C. Hanley, D. Feng, T.C. Gouhier, R.E. Beighley, and D.L. Kimbro. 2016. Biogeographic gradients in ecosystem processes of the invasive ecosystem engineer Phragmites australis. Biological Invasions 18:2577.


Pennings, S.C., S. Zengel, J. Oehrig, M. Alber, T.D. Bishop, D.R. Deis, D. Devlin, A.R. Hughes, J.J. Hutchens Jr., W.M. Kiehn, C.R. McFarlin, C.L. Montague, S. Powers, C.E. Proffitt, N. Rutherford, C.L. Stagg, K. Walters. 2016. Marine ecoregion and Deepwater Horizon oil spill affect recruitment and population structure of a saltmarsh snail. Ecosphere 7:e01588.


Byers, J.E., J.H. Grabowski, M.F. Piehler, A.R. Hughes, H.W. Weiskel, J.C. Malek, and D.L. Kimbro. 2015. Geographic variation in intertidal oyster reef properties and the influences of tidal prism. Limnology and Oceanography 60:1051-1063.


Hughes, A.R., T. C. Hanley, N. P. Orozco, and R. A. Zerebecki. 2015. Consumer trait variation influences tritrophic interactions in salt marsh communities. Ecology and Evolution 5:2659-2672.


Hughes, A.R., P.E. Gribben, D.L. Kimbro, and M.J. Bishop. 2014. Additive and site-specific effects of two foundation species on invertebrate community structure. Marine Ecology Progress Series 508: 129-138.


Hughes, A.R., D.A. Mann, D.L. Kimbro. 2014. Predatory fish sounds can alter crab foraging behavior and influence bivalve abundance. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281.

                Featured in the Times of London.pdf, the Washington Post, In the Grass On the Reef, and News @    Northeastern


Hughes, A.R. 2014. Genotypic diversity and trait variance interact to affect marsh plant performance. Journal of Ecology 102:651-658.


Hughes, A.R., A.F.P. Moore, and M.F. Piehler. 2014. Independent and interactive effects of two facilitators on their habitat-providing host plant, Spartina alternifloraOikos 123:488-499.

                Featured on the Oikos blog


Hughes, A.R. and K.E. Lotterhos. 2014. Genotypic diversity at multiple spatial scales in the foundation marsh species, Spartina alternifloraMarine Ecology Progress Series 497:105-117.


Kimbro, D.L., J.E. Byers, J.H. Grabowski, A.R. Hughes, and M.F. Piehler. 2014. The biogeography of trophic cascades on US oyster reefs. Ecology Letters.

                Featured on the NEU iNSolution research blog


Byers, J.E., T.L. Rogers, J.H. Grabowski, A.R. Hughes, M.F. Piehler, and D.L. Kimbro. 2014. Host and parasite recruitment correlated at a regional scale. Oecologia 174:731-738.


Duffy, J.E., A.R. Hughes, and P.O. Moksnes. 2013. Ecology of seagrass communities. In Bertness, M.D., J.F. Bruno, B.R. Silliman, and J.J. Stachowicz, eds. Marine Community Ecology and Conservation. Sinauer Associates, Sunderland, MA.


Zerebecki, R., and A.R. Hughes. 2013. Snail behavioral preference for flowering stems does not impact Spartina alterniflora reproduction. Marine Ecology Progress Series 487:41-54.


Macreadie, P.I., A. R. Hughes, and D.L. Kimbro. 2013. Loss of “blue carbon” from coastal salt marshes following habitat disturbance. PLoS One 8:e69244

                Featured on NEU iNSolution research blog


Stachowicz, J.J., S.J. Kamel, A. R. Hughes, and R.K. Grosberg. 2013. Genetic relatedness influences plant biomass accumulation in eelgrass (Zostera marina). The American Naturalist 181: 715-724.


Hughes, A.R., K. Rooker, M. Murdock, and D. Kimbro. 2012. Predator cue and prey density interactively influence indirect effects on basal resources in intertidal oyster reefs. PLoS One 7:e4839


Hughes, A.R. 2012. Neighboring plant species creates associational refuge for consumer and host. Ecology 93: 1411-1420.


Kamel, S.J., A.R. Hughes, R.K. Grosberg, and J.J. Stachowicz. 2012. Fine-scale genetic structure and relatedness in the eelgrass Zostera marinaMarine Ecology Progress Series447:127-137.


Hughes, A.R. and J.J. Stachowicz. 2011. Seagrass genotypic diversity increases disturbance response via complementarity and dominance. Journal of Ecology 99:445-453


Hughes, A.R., R.J. Best, and J.J. Stachowicz. 2010. Genotypic diversity and grazer identity interactively influence seagrass and grazer biomass. Marine Ecology Progress Series 403: 43-51.


Hughes, A.R. 2010. Disturbance and diversity: an ecological chicken and egg problem. Nature Education Knowledge 1(8):26.


Hughes, A.R. and J.J. Stachowicz.  2009. Ecological impacts of genotypic diversity in the clonal seagrass Zostera marinaEcology 90: 1412-1419


Hughes, A.R., J.J. Stachowicz, and S.L. Williams. 2009. Morphological and physiological variation among seagrass (Zostera marina) genotypes. Oecologia 159: 725-733


Hughes, A.R., S.L. Williams, C.M. Duarte, K.L. Heck, Jr., and M. Waycott. 2009.  Associations of concern: declining seagrasses and threatened dependent species. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7: 242-246


Hughes, A.R., B. Inouye, M.T.J. Johnson, N. Underwood, and M. Vellend.  2008.  Ecological consequences of genetic diversity. Ecology Letters 11: 609-623


Hughes, A.R., J.E. Byrnes, D.L. Kimbro, and J.J. Stachowicz. 2007. Bi-directional feedbacks between biodiversity and disturbance. Ecology Letters 10: 849-864


Hughes, A.R. and J.H. Grabowski. 2006. Habitat context influences predator interference interactions and the strength of resource partitioning. Oecologia 149: 256-264


Hughes, A.R. and J.J. Stachowicz. 2004. Genetic diversity enhances the resistance of a seagrass ecosystem to disturbance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 101: 8998-9002

Hughes, A.R., K.J. Bando, L.F. Rodriguez, and S.L. Williams. 2004.  Relative effects of grazers and nutrients on seagrasses:  a meta-analysis approach.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 282: 87-99.