Best, R.J., and J.J. Stachowicz. Community assembly in herbivorous amphipods: phenotypic and phylogenetic evidence for the importance of food vs. habitat. In review @ Ecology.
Best, R.J., and J.J. Stachowicz. 2013. Phylogeny as a proxy for ecology in seagrass amphipods: which traits are most conserved? PLoS ONE 8(3): e57550.
Best, R.J., N.C. Caulk, and J.J. Stachowicz. 2013. Trait vs. phylogenetic diversity as predictors of competition and community composition in herbivorous marine amphipods. Ecology Letters 16:72-80. pdf
Best, R.J., and J.J. Stachowicz. 2012. Trophic cascades in seagrass meadows depend on mesograzer variation in feeding rates, predation susceptibility, and abundance. Marine Ecology Progress Series 456:29-42. pdf
Isaac-Renton, M., J.R. Bennett, R.J. Best, and P. Arcese. 2010. Effects of introduced Canada geese (Branta canadensis) on native plant communities of the Southern Gulf Islands, British Columbia. Ecoscience 17:394-399.
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.
Edwards, K.F., K.M. Aquilino, R.J. Best, K.L. Sellheim, and J.J. Stachowicz. 2010. Prey diversity is associated with weaker consumer effects in a meta-analysis of benthic marine experiments. Ecology Letters 13:194-201.
Best, R.J., and P. Arcese. 2009. Exotic herbivores directly facilitate the exotic grasses they graze: mechanisms for an unexpected positive feedback between invaders. Oecologia 159:139-150. pdf
Stachowicz, J.J., R.J. Best, M.E.S. Bracken, and M.H. Graham. 2008. Complementarity in marine biodiversity manipulations: reconciling divergent evidence from field and mesocosm experiments. PNAS 105:18842-18847.
Best, R.J. 2008. Exotic grasses and nutrient deposition by an exotic herbivore combine to reduce the relative abundance of native forbs. Oecologia 158:319-327. pdf