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Reigel, A. M., D. A. Paz-García and M. E. Hellberg. 2021. Microbiome of a reef-building coral displays signs of acclimation to a stressful shallow hydrothermal vent habitat.  Frontiers in Marine Science 8: 1223

Dornellas, A. P., R. Graboski, M. E. Hellberg and T. Lotufo.  2021. Phylogeography of Agathistoma (Turbinidae, Tegulinae) snails in tropical and southwestern Atlantic seas: anti-tropical speciation?  Zoologica Scripta 51: 76-90. 

Prada, C. and M. E. Hellberg. 2021. Speciation-by-depth on coral reefs: sympatric divergence with gene flow or cryptic transient isolation? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 34: 128-137. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jeb.13731

Quattrini, A. M., E. Rodríguez, B. C. Faircloth, P. F. Cowman, M. R. Brugler, G. A. Farfan, M. E. Hellberg, M. V. Kitahara, C. L. Morrison, D. A. Paz-García, J. D. Reimer and C. S. McFadden. 2020. Paleoclimatic ocean conditions shaped the evolution of corals and their skeletons through deep time. Nature Ecology & Evolution 4: 1531–1538 

Reigel, A. M., S. M. Owens and M. E. Hellberg. 2020. Reducing host DNA contamination in 16S rRNA surveys of anthozoan microbiomes using PNA clamps. Coral Reefs 39: 1817-1827.

Hellberg, M.E., R. B. Aronson, K. E. Smith, M. I. Duhon, S. T. Ahyong, G. A. Lovrich, S. Thatje and J. B. McClintock. 2019. Population expansion of an Antarctic king crab? Frontiers in Biogeography 11: e43165, [PDF]. https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6qd7d671 

Posbic Leydet, K., C. G. B. Grupstra, R. Coma, M, Ribes and M. E. Hellberg. 2018. Host-targeted RAD-Seq reveals genetic changes in the coral Oculina patagonica associated with range expansion along the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Molecular Ecology 27: 2529-2543.

Hellberg, M.E., R. B. Aronson, K. E. Smith, M. I. Duhon, S. T. Ahyong, G. A. Lovrich, S. Thatje and J. B. McClintock. 2019. Population expansion of an Antarctic king crab? Frontiers in Biogeography 11: e43165

Grupstra, C. G. B., R. Coma, M. Ribes, K. Posbic Leydet, J. E. Parkinson, K. McDonald, M. Catllà, C. R. Voolstra, M. E. Hellberg, and M. A. Coffroth. 2017. Evidence for coral range expansion accompanied by reduced diversity of Symbiodinium genotypes. Coral Reefs 36: 981-985. 

Hellberg, M.E., C. Prada, M. H. Tan, Z. H. Forsman and I. B. Baums. 2016. Getting a grip at the edge: recolonization and introgression in eastern Pacific Porites corals. J. Biogeography 43: 2147-2159. 

DeBiasse, M. B., V. P. Richards, M. S. Shivji and M. E. Hellberg. 2016.  Shared phylogeographical breaks in a Caribbean coral reef sponge and its invertebrate commensals.  J. Biogeography 43: 2136-2146 

Leydet, K. P. and M. E. Hellberg. 2016. Discordant coral-symbiont structuring: factors shaping geographical variation of Symbiodinium communities in a facultative zooxanthellate coral genus, Oculina. Coral Reefs 35: 583-595. 

Paz-García, D. A., M. E. Hellberg, F. J. García-de-León and E. F. Balart. 2015.  Switch between morphospecies of Pocillopora corals.  The American Naturalist 186: 434-440. 

Leydet, K. P. and M. E. Hellberg. 2015.  The invasive coral Oculina patagonica has not been recently introduced to the Mediterranean from the western Atlantic.  BMC Evolutionary Biology 15: 79. 

Paz-García, D.A., A. Aldana-Moreno, R. A. Cabral-Tena, F. J. García-De-León, M. E. Hellberg, E. F. Balart.  2015. Morphological variation and different branch modularity across contrasting flow conditions in dominant Pocillopora reef‑building corals. Oecologia 178: 207-218. 

DeBiasse, M. B. and M. E. Hellberg. 2015. Discordance between morphological and molecular species boundaries among Caribbean species of the reef sponge Callyspongia. Ecology and Evolution 5: 663-675. 

Prada, C., M. B. DeBiasse, J. E. Neigel, B. Yednock, J. L. Stake, Z. H. Forsman, I. B. Baums and M. E. Hellberg. 2014. Genetic species delineation among branching Caribbean Porites corals. Coral Reefs 33: 1019-1030. 

Fenberg, P. B., K. Posbic and M. E. Hellberg. 2014. Historical and recent processes shaping the geographic range of a rocky intertidal gastropod: phylogeography, ecology, and habitat availability. Ecology and Evolution 4: 3244– 3255. 

Prada, C. and M. E. Hellberg. 2014. Strong natural selection on juveniles maintains a narrow adult hybrid zone in a broadcast spawner. The American Naturalist 184: 702-713. 

Prada, C., S. E. McIlroy, D. M. Beltrán, D. J. Valint, S. A. Ford, M. E. Hellberg, and M. A. Coffroth. 2014. Cryptic diversity hides host and habitat specialization in a gorgonian-algal symbiosis. Molecular Ecology 23: 3330-3340. 

Dennis, A. B., S. H. Loomis, and M. E. Hellberg. 2014. Latitudinal variation of freeze tolerance in intertidal marine snails of the genus Melampus (Gastropoda: Ellobiidae). Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 87: 517-526 

DeBiasse, M. B., B. J. Nelson, and M. E. Hellberg.  2014.  Evaluating summary statistics used to test for incomplete lineage sorting: mito-nuclear discordance in the reef sponge Callyspongia vaginalis.  Molecular Ecology 23: 225-238. 

Hellberg, M. E. 2014.  Phylogeography, Chapter II.5 (pp. 82-88) in J. B. Losos (ed.) The Princeton Guide to Evolution.  Princeton Univ. Press: Princeton, NJ.

Boulay, J. N., M. E. Hellberg, J. Cortés, and I. B. Baums.  2014.  Unrecognized coral species diversity masks differences in functional ecology.  Proc. Roy. Soc. B 281: 20131580. 

Prada, C. and M. E. Hellberg.  2013.  Long pre-reproductive selection and divergence by depth in a Caribbean candelabrum coral. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 110: 3961-3966. [Commentary PDF]

Baums, I. B., J. N. Boulay, N. R. Polato, and M. E. Hellberg.  2012.  No gene flow across the Eastern Pacific Barrier in the reef-building coral Porites lobata.  Molecular Ecology 21: 5418-5433. [Commentary PDF]

Hellberg, M.E., A. B. Dennis, P. Arbour-Reily, J. E. Aagaard, and W. J. Swanson. 2012. The Tegula tango: a co-evolutionary dance of interacting, positively-selected sperm and egg proteins. Evolution 66: 1681-1694.

Eytan, R. I., P. A. Hastings, B. R. Holland, and M. E. Hellberg.  2012.  Reconciling molecules and morphology: molecular systematics and biogeography of Neotropical blennies (Acanthemblemaria).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62: 159-173. 

Eytan, R. I. and M. E. Hellberg.  2010.  Nuclear and mitochondrial sequence data reveal and conceal different demographic histories and population genetic processes in Caribbean reef fishes.  Evolution 64: 3380-3397. [abstract]

Hayes, M., R. I. Eytan and M. E. Hellberg. 2010. High amino acid diversity and positive selection at a putative coral immunity gene (tachylectin-2). BMC Evolutionary Biology  10: 150. [abstract]

Dennis, A. B. and M. E Hellberg. 2010. Ecological partitioning among parapatric cryptic species. Molecular Ecology, 19: 3206-3225.   [abstract]

Xue, Q.-G., M. E. Hellberg, K. L. Schey, N. Itoh, R. I. Eytan, R. K. Cooper and J. F. La Peyre. 2010.  A  new lysozyme from the eastern oyster, Crassostrea virginica, and a possible evolutionary pathway for i-type lysozymes in bivalves from host defense to digestion.  BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 213 [abstract]

Fenberg P. B., M. E. Hellberg, L. Mullen, and K. Roy. 2010. Genetic diversity and population structure of the size-selectively harvested owl limpet, Lottia gigantea. Marine Ecology 31: 574-583. [abstract]

Hellberg, M. E. 2009. Gene flow and isolation among populations of marine animals. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics 40: 291-310. 

Eytan R. I., M. Hayes, P. Arbour-Reily, M. Miller, M. E. Hellberg.  2009.  Nuclear sequences reveal mid-range isolation of an imperiled deep-water coral population.  Molecular Ecology 18: 2375-2389. [abstract]

Hellberg, M. E. 2007. Footprints on water: the genetic wake of dispersal among reefs. Coral Reefs 26: 463-473. 

Latiolais, J. M., M. S. Taylor, K.Roy and M. E. Hellberg. 2006. A molecular phylogenetic analysis of strombid gastropod morphological diversity. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 41: 436-444. [abstract]

Baums, I. B., M. W. Miller and M. E. Hellberg. 2006. Geographic variation in clonal structure in a reef building Caribbean coral, Acropora palmata. Ecological Monographs 76: 503- 519. [abstract]

Dixon Schully, S. and M. E. Hellberg. 2006. Positive selection on nucleotide substitutions and indels in accessory gland proteins of the Drosophila pseudoobscura subgroup. Journal of Molecular Evolution 62: 793-802.  [abstract]

Hellberg, M. E. 2006. No variation and low synonymous substitution rates in coral mtDNA despite high nuclear variation. BMC Evolutionary Biology 6: 24. [abstract]

Taylor, M. S. and M. E. Hellberg. 2006. Comparative phylogeography of a genus of coral reef fishes: biogeographical and genetical concordance in the Caribbean. Molecular Ecology 15: 695-707. [abstract]

Hellberg, M. E. 2006. Genetic approaches to understanding marine metapopulation dynamics. Pp. 431-455 in Marine Metapopulations, J. Kritzer and P. F. Sale (eds.). Academic, San Diego.

Baums, I. B., M. W. Miller, and M. E. Hellberg. 2005. Regionally isolated populations of an imperiled Caribbean coral, Acropora palmata. Molecular Ecology 14: 1377-1390. [abstract]

Taylor, M. S. and M. E. Hellberg. 2005. Marine radiations at small geographic scales: speciation in neotropical reef gobies (Elacatinus). Evolution 59: 374-385. [abstract]

Baums, I. B., C. R. Hughes, and M. E. Hellberg. 2005. Mendelian microsatellite loci for the Caribbean coral Acropora palmata. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 288: 115-127. [abstract]

Taylor, M. S. and M. E. Hellberg. 2003. Genetic evidence for local retention of pelagic larvae in a Caribbean reef fish. Science 299: 107-109. [abstract]

McGovern, T. M. and M. E. Hellberg. 2003. Cryptic species, cryptic endosymbionts, and geographical variation in chemical defences in the bryozoan Bugula neritina. Molecular Ecology 12: 1207-1215. [abstract]

Hellberg, M. E. and M. S. Taylor. 2002. Genetic analysis of sexual reproduction in the dendrophylliid coral Balanophyllia elegans. Marine Biology 141: 629-637. [abstract]

Swearer, S. E., J. S. Shima, M. E. Hellberg, S. R. Thorrold, G. P. Jones, D. R. Robertson, S. G. Morgan, K. A. Selkoe, G. M. Ruiz, and R. R. Warner. 2002. Evidence of self-recruitment in demersal marine populations. Bull. Mar. Sci. 70 Suppl.: 251-271. [abstract]

Hellberg, M. E., R. S. Burton, J. E. Neigel, and S. R. Palumbi. 2002. Genetic assessment of connectivity among marine populations. Bull. Mar. Sci. 70 Suppl.: 273-290. [abstract]

Thorrold, S. R., G. P. Jones, M. E. Hellberg, R. S. Burton, S. E. Swearer, J. E. Neigel, S. G. Morgan, and R. R. Warner. 2002. Quantifying larval retention and connectivity in marine populations with artificial and natural markers. Bull. Mar. Sci. 70 Suppl.: 291-308. [abstract]

Hellberg, M. E., D. P. Balch, and K. Roy. 2001. Climate-driven range expansion and morphological evolution in a marine gastropod. Science 292: 1707-1710 [abstract]

Roy, K., D. P. Balch, and M. E. Hellberg. 2001. Spatial patterns of morphological diversity across the Indo-Pacific: analyses using strombid gastropods. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B 268: 2503-2508.

Hellberg, M. E., G. W. Moy, and V. D. Vacquier. 2000. Positive selection and propeptide repeats promote rapid interspecific divergence of a gastropod sperm protein. Molecular Biology and Evolution 17: 458-466. [abstract]

Hellberg, M. E. and V. D. Vacquier. 1999. Rapid evolution of fertilization selectivity and lysin cDNA sequences in teguline gastropods. Molecular Biology and Evolution 1999 16: 839-848. [abstract]

Hellberg, M. E. 1998. Sympatric sea shells along the sea’s shore: the geography of speciation in the marine gastropod Tegula. Evolution 52: 1311-1324. [abstract]

Hellberg, M. E. 1996. Dependence of gene flow on geographic distance in two solitary corals with different larval dispersal capabilities. Evolution 50: 1167-1175. [abstract]

Hellberg, M. E. 1995. Stepping-stone gene flow in the solitary coral Balanophyllia elegans: equilibrium and nonequilibrium at different spatial scales. Marine Biology 123: 573-581. [abstract]

Vacquier, V. D., W. J. Swanson, and M. E. Hellberg. 1995. What have we learned about sea urchin sperm bindin? Develop. Growth Differ. 37: 1-10.

Hellberg, M. E. 1994. Relationships between inferred levels of gene flow and geographic distance in a philopatric coral, Balanophyllia elegans. Evolution 48: 1829-1854. [abstract]

 

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Journal of Evolutionary Biology 34: 128-137

Evolution coverEvolution 64: 3380-3397

Molecular Ecology coverMolecular Ecology 14: 1377-1390