Publications

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Lacharité M, A. Metaxas. 2013. Early life history of deep-water gorgonian corals may limit their abundance. PLoS ONE 8(6): e65394. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065394

Civelek CV, Daigle RM, A. Metaxas. 2013. Effects of temperature on larval swimming patterns regulate vertical distribution relative to thermoclines in Asterias rubens. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 445: 1-12.

Lloyd MJ, A. Metaxas, B deYoung. 2012b. Patterns in vertical distribution and their potential effects on transport of larval marine benthic invertebrates in a shallow embayment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 469: 37-52

Daigle RM, A. Metaxas. 2012. Modeling of the larval response of green sea urchins to thermal stratification using a random walk approach. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 438: 14-23

Lloyd MJ, A. Metaxas, B deYoung. 2012a. Physical and biological factors affect the vertical distribution of larvae of benthic gastropods in a shallow embayment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 464: 135-151

Short J, A. Metaxas, R Daigle. 2012. Predation of larval benthic invertebrates in St. Georges Bay, Nova Scotia. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK (doi:10.1017/S0025315412000768)

Snelgrove PVR, Archambault P, Juniper SK, Lawton P, A. Metaxas, Pepin P, Rice J, V Tunnicliffe. 2012. The Canadian Healthy Oceans Network (CHONe): An academic-government partnership to develop scientific guidelines for conservation and sustainable usage of Canada’s marine biodiversity. Fisheries 37: 296-304

Yorke AF, A. Metaxas. 2012. Relative importance of kelps and fucoid as substrata of the invasive epiphytic bryozoan Membranipora membranacea in Nova Scotia, Canada. Aquatic Biology 16: 17-30

Roy A, A. Metaxas, T Ross. 2012. Swimming patterns of larval sea urchins (Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis) in turbulence in the laboratory. Marine Ecology Progress Series 453: 117-127

Breen EA, A. Metaxas. 2012. Predicting the interactions between “ecologically equivalent” indigenous and non-indigenous decapod species: a perspective. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 69: 983-995 (doi:10.1139/F2012-037)

Dinning K, A. Metaxas. 2012. Effects of oxygen on larval availability and colonization of marine benthic invertebrates on the seafloor of Saanich Inlet, a seasonally hypoxic fjord. Marine Ecology (doi:10.1111/j.1439-0485.2012.00517.x)

Roy A, A. Metaxas. 2012. The effects of population density on larval vertical distribution of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (Mueller) and the sea star Asterias rubens (Linnaeus). Marine Ecology 33: 194-204 (doi:10.1111/j.1439-0485.2011.00480.x)

Daigle, RM, A. Metaxas. 2011. Vertical distribution of marine invertebrate larvae in response to thermal stratification in the laboratory. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 409: 89-98 (doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2011.08.008)

Roy, A, A. Metaxas. 2011.The effects of population density on larval vertical distribution of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis (Mueller) and the sea star Asterias rubens (Linnaeus). Marine Ecology (doi:10.1111/j.1439-0485.2011.00480.x)

Metaxas A. 2011. Spatial patterns of larval abundance at hydrothermal vents on seamounts: evidence for recruitment limitation? Marine Ecology Progress Series 437: 103-117

Yorke, AF, A. Metaxas. 2011. Interactions between an invasive and a native bryozoan (Membranipora membranacea and Electra pilosa) on kelp and Fucus substrates in Nova Scotia, Canada. Marine Biology 158: 2299-2311 (doi: 10.1007/s00227-011-1734-3)

Short JA, A. Metaxas. 2011. Gregarious settlement of tubeworms at deep-sea hydrothermal vents on the Tonga-Kermadec Arc, S. Pacific. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 91: 15-22 (doi:10.1017/S0025315410000676)

Saunders MI, A. Metaxas. 2010. Physical forcing of bryozoan larval distributions in a coastal embayment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 418: 131-145

Kelly NE, Shea EK, Metaxas, A., Haedrich RL, P Auster. 2010. Biodiversity of the deep-sea continental margin bordering the Gulf of Maine (NW Atlantic): relationships among the physiographic sub-regions and the shelf systems. Public Library of Science ONE 5(11): e13832 (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0013832)

Metaxas A., NE Kelly. 2010. Do larval supply and recruitment vary among chemosynthetic environments of the deep sea? Public Library of Science ONE (doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011646)

Saunders MI, Metaxas A, R Filgueira. 2010. Implications of warming temperatures for population outbreaks of a nonindigenous species in rocky subtidal ecosystems. Limnology and Oceanography 55:1627-1642

Watanabe S, Scheibling RE, A Metaxas. 2010. Contrasting patterns of spread in interacting invasive species: Membranipora membranacea and Codium fragile off Nova Scotia. Biological Invasions 12: 2329-2342 (doi: 10.1007/s10530-009-9647-5)

Kelly N, A Metaxas. 2010. Understanding population dynamics of a numerically dominant species at hydrothermal vents: a matrix modeling approach. Marine Ecology Progress Series 403: 113-128

Sameoto J, Ross T, A Metaxas. 2010. Larval vertical distribution of the sea urchin, Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis, in laminar flow. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 383: 156-163

Scheibling RE, A Metaxas. 2010. Mangroves and fringing reefs as nursery habitats for the endangered Carribean sea star Oreaster reticulatus. Bulletin of Marine Science 86: 135-150

Saunders MI, A Metaxas. 2009. Population dynamics of a nonindigenous epiphytic bryozoan (Membranipora membranacea)in the western North Atlantic: effects of kelp substrate. Aquatic Biology 8: 83-94

Breen E, A Metaxas. 2009. Influence of abiotic factors on the population biology of the non-indigenous European green crab, Carcinus maenas, and two indigenous decapods in a brackish micro-tidal system in Nova Scotia, Canada. Aquatic Biology 8: 1-13

Watanabe S, Metaxas A, Sameoto JA, Lawton P. 2009. Patterns in abundance and size of two deep-water gorgonian octocorals, in relation to depth and substrate features off Nova Scotia. Deep-Sea Research I 56:2235-2248

Watanabe S, Metaxas A, RE Scheibling. 2009. Dispersal potential of the invasive green alga Codium fragile ssp. fragile. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 381:114-125

Breen, EA, A Metaxas. 2009. Effects of juvenile non-indigenous Carcinus maenas on the growth and condition of juvenile Cancer irroratus. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 377: 12-19

Saunders M, A Metaxas. 2009. Effects of temperature, size, and food on the growth of Membranipora membranacea in laboratory and field studies. Marine Biology 156: 2267-2276

Metaxas A, M Saunders. 2009. Quantifying the “bio-” components in biophysical models of larval transport: advances and pitfalls. Biological Bulletin 216: 257-272 (Special Issue on the Biology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae, Invited contribution)

Metaxas A, Mullineaux LS, J Sisson. 2009. Distribution of echinoderm larvae relative to the halocline of a salt wedge. Marine Ecology Progress Series 377: 157-168

Saunders M, A Metaxas. 2008. High recruitment of the introduced bryozoan Membranipora membranacea is associated with kelp bed defoliation in Nova Scotia, Canada. Marine Ecology Progress Series 369: 139-151

Lowell RP, Seewald J, Metaxas A, MR Perfit. 2008. Modeling hydrothermal processes at ocean spreading centers: magma to microbe – overview. In: Lowell RP, Seewald J, Metaxas A, MR Perfit (Eds). Magma to Microbe: MOdeling Hydrothermal Processes at Ocean Spreading Centers. Geophysical Monograph 178. American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, USA. p. 1-14

Shea K, Metaxas A, Young CR, Fisher CR. 2008. Processes and interactions in macrofaunal assemblages at hydrothermal vents: a modeling perspective. In: Lowell RP, Seewald J, Metaxas A, MR Perfit (Eds). Magma to Microbe: MOdeling Hydrothermal Processes at Ocean Spreading Centers. Geophysical Monograph 178. American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, USA. p. 259-274

Sameoto J, A Metaxas. 2008. Interactive effects of haloclines and food patches on the vertical distribution of 3 species of temperate invertebrate larvae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 367: 131-141 (doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.208.09.003)

Metaxas A, Scheibling RE, Robinson M, CM Young. 2008. Larval development, settlement and early post-settlement behaviour of the tropical sea star Oreaster reticulatus. Bulletin of Marine Science 83:471-480

Sameoto J, Metaxas A. (In revision) Interactive effects of haloclines and food patches on the vertical distribution of 3 species of temperate invertebrate larvae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

Kelly N, A Metaxas. 2008. Diversity of invertebrate colonists on simple and complex substrates at hydrothermal vents on the Juan de Fuca ridge. Aquatic Biology 3: 271-281

Breen E, A Metaxas. 2008. A comparison of predation rates by non-indigenous and indigenous crabs (juvenile Carcinus maenas, juvenile Cancer irroratus, and adult Dyspanopeus sayi) in laboratory and field experiments. Estuaries and Coasts 31:728-737

Sameoto J, A Metaxas. 2008. Can salinity-induced mortality explain larval vertical distribution with respect to a halocline? Biological Bulletin 214: 329-338

Scheibling RE, Metaxas A. 2008. Abundance, spatial distribution and size structure of the sea star Protoreaster nodosus in Palau, with notes on feeding and reproduction. Bulletin of Marine Science 82: 221-235

Kelly N, Metaxas A. 2008. Population structure of two deep-sea hydrothermal vent gastropods from the Juan de Fuca Ridge, NE Pacific. Marine Biology 153: 457-471 (doi 10.1007/s00227-007-0828-4)

Saunders M, Metaxas A. 2007. Temperature explains settlement patterns of the introduced bryozoan Membranipora membranacea in Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada. Marine Ecology Progress Series 344: 95-106

Kelly N, Metaxas A, D Butterfield. 2007. Spatial and temporal patterns in colonization of deep-sea hydrothermal vent invertebrates on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, NE Pacific. Aquatic Biology 1: 1-16

Kelly N, Metaxas A. 2007. Influence of habitat on the reproductive biology of the deep-sea hydrothermal vent limpet Lepetodrilus fucensis (Vetigastropoda: Mollusca) from the Northeast Pacific. Marine Biology 151: 649-662

Bravo M, Cameron B, Metaxas A. 2007. Salinity tolerance of larvae of the invasive green crab, Carcinus maenas, from a microtidal, low-salinity habitat. Crustaceana 80: 475-490

Metaxas A, T Bryan. 2007. Predictive habitat model for deep gorgonians needs better resolution: Reply to Etnoyer & Morgan. Marine Ecology Progress Series 339: 313-314

Bryan T, Metaxas A. 2007. Predicting suitable habitat for Paragorgiidae and Primnoidae on the Atlantic and Pacific continental margins of North America. Marine Ecology Progress Series 330: 113-126

Kelly NE, Metaxas A. 2006. Recruitment patterns of hydrothermal vent invertebrates in anhydrite-based habitats on the Juan de Fuca Ridge, NE Pacific. Cahiers de Biologie Marine 47: 435-441 (special issue on Vent & Seep Biology)

Bryan T, Metaxas A. 2006. Distributional patterns of deep-water corals along the North American continental margins: relationships with environmental factors. Deep-Sea Research I 53: 1865-1879

Metaxas A, VHM Burdett-Coutts. 2006. Response of invertebrate larvae to the presence of the ctenophore Bolinopsis infundibulum, a potential predator. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 334: 187-195

Metaxas A, JE Davis.2005. Megafauna associated with assemblages of deep-water corals on the Scotian Slope. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 85: 1381-1390

Cameron B, A Metaxas. 2005. Invasive green crab, Carcinus maenas on the Atlantic coast and in the Bras d’ Or Lakes of Nova Scotia, Canada: larval supply and recruitment. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 85:847-855

Mullineaux LS, SW Mills, AK Sweetman, AH Boudreau, A Metaxas, HL Hunt. 2005. Vertical, lateral and temporal structure in larval distributions at hydrothermal vents. Marine Ecology Progress Series 293: 1-16. [PDF]

Leverette T, A Metaxas. 2005. Predicting deep-water coral habitat in the Canadian Atlantic continental shelf and slope. In: “Cold-water Corals and Ecosystems” (Eds: Freiwald A, JM Roberts). Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg. pp. 467-479. [PDF]

Metaxas A. 2004. Spatial and temporal patterns in larval supply at hydrothermal vents on the northwest Pacific Ocean. Limnology and Oceanography 49: 1949-1956. [PDF]

Metaxas A, B Giffin . 2004. Dense beds of the ophiuroid, Ophiacantha abyssicola , on the continental slope off Nova Scotia, Canada. Deep-Sea Research I 51: 1307-1317. [PDF]

Burdett-Coutts VHM, A Metaxas. 2004. The effect of the quality of food patches on larval vertical distribution of the sea urchins Lytechinus variegatus and Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 308: 221-236.

Hunt LM, A Metaxas, RM Jennings, KM Halanych, LS Mullineaux. 2004. Testing biological control of colonization by vestimentiferan tubeworms at deep-sea hydrothermal vents (East Pacific Rise, 9 ° 50’N). Deep- Sea Research I 51: 225-234

Metaxas A, RE Scheibling, CM Young. 2002. Estimating fertilization success in marine benthic invertebrates: a case study with the tropical sea star Oreaster reticulatus. Marine Ecology Progress Series 226: 87-101. [PDF]

Metaxas A. 2001. Behaviour in flow: perspectives on the distribution and dispersion of meroplanktonic larvae in the water column. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 58: 86-98 (Invited to special 2001 anniversary issue).

Scheibling RE, A Metaxas. 2001. Population characteristics of the sea star Oreaster reticulatus in the Bahamas and across the Caribbean. In: M.F. Barker (ed.). Proceedings of the 10 th International Echinoderms Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand. A.A. Balkema, pp. 209-214.

Meidel SK, RE Scheibling, A Metaxas. 1999. Relative importance of parental and larval nutrition in larval development and metamorphosis of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis . Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 240: 161-178.

Metaxas A. 1998. The effect of salinity on the survival and development of larvae in the sea urchin Echinometra lucunter . Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 34: 323-330.

Metaxas A, CM Young. 1998. Behaviour of echinoid larvae around sharp haloclines: effects of the salinity gradient and dietary conditioning. Marine Biology 131: 443-459.

Metaxas A, CM Young. 1998. The effect of a dense food patch on larval response to haloclines. In: R. Mooi and M. Telford (eds.). Echinoderms: San Fransisco. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam, pp. 745-750.

Metaxas A, CM Young. 1998. Responses of echinoid larvae to food patches of different algal densities. Marine Biology 130: 433-445.

Young CM, MA Sewell, PA Tyler, A Metaxas. 1997. Biogeographic and bathymetric ranges of Atlantic deep-sea echinoderms and ascidians: the role of larval dispersal. Biodiversity and Conservation 6: 1507-1522 (Invited review to a special issue on deep-sea biodiversity)

Metaxas A, RE Scheibling. 1996. Top-down and bottom-up regulation of phytoplankton assemblages in tidepools. Marine Ecology Progress Series 145: 161-177.

Young CM, E Vázquez, A Metaxas, PA Tyler. 1996. Embryology of vestimentiferan tube worms from deep-sea methane/sulfide seeps. Nature 381: 514-516.

Metaxas A, RE Scheibling. 1996. Spatial heterogeneity of phytoplankton assemblages in tidepools: effects of abiotic and biotic factors. Marine Ecology Progress Series 130: 179-199.

Metaxas A, RE Scheibling. 1994. Changes in phytoplankton abundance in tidepools over the period of tidal isolation. Botanica Marina 37: 301-314.

Metaxas A, RE Scheibling. 1994. Spatial and temporal variability of tidepool hyperbenthos on a rocky shore in Nova Scotia, Canada. Marine Ecology Progress Series 108: 175-184.

Metaxas A, H Hunt, RE Scheibling. 1994. Spatial and temporal variability of macrobenthic communities in tidepools on a rocky shore in Nova Scotia, Canada. Marine Ecology Progress Series 105: 89-103.

Metaxas A, RE Scheibling. 1993. Community structure and organization of tidepools. Marine Ecology Progress Series 98: 187-198.

Metaxas A, AG Lewis. 1992. Diatom communities of tidepools: the effect of intertidal height. Botanica Marina 35: 1-10.

Metaxas A, AG Lewis. 1991. Interactions between two species of marine diatoms: effects on their individual copper tolerance. Marine Biology 109: 407-415.

Metaxas A, AG Lewis. 1991. Copper tolerance of Skeletonema costatum and Nitzschia thermalis . Aquatic Toxicology 19: 265-280.

Lewis AG, A Metaxas. 1991. Concentrations of total dissolved copper in and near a copper-treated salmon net pen. Aquaculture 99: 269-276.

Metaxas A. 1989. Effect of polycarbonate containers on the growth of two species of marine diatoms. Journal of Phycology 25: 605-608.

BOOKS

Lowell RP, Seewald J, Metaxas A, MR Perfit (Eds). 2008. Magma to Microbe: Modeling Hydrothermal Processes at Oceanic Spreading Centers. American Geophysical Union Monograph

NON REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Metaxas A. 2003. Current challenges in the study of biological communities at deep-sea hydrothermal vents. In: “Mare Incognitum? Exploring Mediterranean deep-sea biology”. CIESM Workshop Monographs 23. pp. 67-72.

Snelgrove P, Archambault P, Juniper K, Lawton P, Metaxas A, McKindsey C, Pepin P, Schneider D, V Tunnicliffe. 2008. Scientific criteria for conservation and sustainable usage of marine biodiversity in Canada’s oceans. OCEANS-IEEE. OCEANS 2008 1-4: 598-605.

Short J, A Metaxas. 2010. Deep-sea Tubeworms. JMBA GLobal Marine Environment 12: 34.

BOOK REVIEWS

Metaxas A. 2004. “Ecosystems of the world, volume 28. Ecosystems of the deep oceans”, PA Tyler (ed). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 303: 262-263. [PDF]

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Metaxas A. 2005. Deep-water corals in the North Atlantic. Canadian Scientific Submersible Facility Newsletter, Fall 2005: 3

REFEREED PUBLICATIONS SUPPORTED BY MY GRANT

Tunnicliffe V, Rose JM, Bates AE, NE Kelly. (2008) Parasitism of a hydrothermal vent limpet (Lepetodrilidae, Vetigastropoda) by a highly modified copepod (Chitonophilidae, Cyclopoida). Parasitology 135: 1281-1293