2016 | 20152014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010  | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 and earlier

In press

Pettersen A, White CF, Marshall DJ (2016) Metabolic rate covaries with fitness and the pace of the life history in the field, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, in press

Lagos ME, White CR, Marshall DJ (2016) Biofilm history and oxygen availability interact to affect habitat selection in a marine invertebrate. Biofouling, in press.


Lange R , Marshall DJ (2016) Propagule size and dispersal costs mediate establishment success of an invasive species. Ecology, 97(3), 2016, pp. 569–575
DOI: 10.1890/15-1573 PDF 238 KB

Aguirre, JD, Blows MW, Marshall DJ (2016) Genetic compatibility underlies benefits of mate choice in an external fertiliser. The American Naturalist, 187(5) DOI: 10.1086/685892 PDF 672 KB

Lange R, Marshall DJ (2016) Relative contributions of offspring quality and environmental quality to adult field performance, Oikos 125: 210–217, 2016 PDF 1.3 MB doi:10.1111/oik.02473

Marshall DJ, Bonte D (2016) How not to influence ecology: three things we have learned at Oikos. Oikos, 125: 1–2, 2016 PDF 472 KB doi: 10.1111/oik.03107 doi:10.1111/oik.03107


Pettersen AK, White CR, Marshall DJ (2015) Why does offspring size affect performance? Integrating metabolic scaling with life-history theory. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282: 20151946. PDF 771 KB doi:10.1098/rspb.2015.1946

Crean AJ, Marshall DJ (2015) Eggs with larger accessory structures are more likely to be fertilized in both low and high sperm concentrations in Styela plicata (Ascidiaceae). Marine Biology, 162:2251–2256 PDF 318 KB doi:10.1007/s00227-015-2755-0

Olito C, Bode M, Marshall DJ (2015) Evolutionary consequences of fertilization mode for reproductive phenology and asynchrony. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 537: 23–38 PDF 491 KB doi: 10.3354/meps11453

Monro K, Marshall DJ (2015) The biogeography of fertilization mode in the sea. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24: 1499–1509 PDF 534 KB doi: 10.1111/geb.12358

Guillaume AS, Monro K, Marshall DJ (2015) Transgenerational plasticity and environmental stress: do paternal effects act as a conduit or a buffer?, Functional Ecology PDF 397 KB doi:10.1111/1365-2435.12604

Lagos ME, White CR, Marshall DJ (2015) voiding low-oxygen environments: oxytaxis as a mechanism of habitat selection in a marine invertebrate, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 540 99–107 PDF (332 KB) doi:10.3354/meps11509

Chirgwin E, Monro K, Sgró CM, Marshall DJ (2015) Revealing hidden evolutionary capacity to cope with global change. Global Change Biology, 21: 3356–3366. PDF 230 KB doi: 10.1111/gcb.12929

Svensson R, Marshall DJ (2015) Limiting resources in sessile systems: food enhances diversity and growth of suspension feeders despite available space, Ecology, 96(3) 819–827 PDF 836 KB doi:10.1890/14-0665.1

Thompson ML, Marshall DJ, Monro K (2015) Non-contact competition in a sessile marine invertebrate: causes and consequences. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 522:115–125 doi: 10.3354/meps11178 request  a copy

Marshall DJ, Burgess SC (2015) Deconstructing environmental predictability: seasonality, environmental color and the biogeography of marine life histories, Ecology Letters, 18, 174–181 PDF 1.2 MB doi:10.1111/ele.12402

Marsall DJ (2015) Environmentally induced (co)variance in sperm and offspring phenotypes as a source of epigenetic effects, The Journal of Experimental Biology, 208(1), 107–113 PDF 458 KB doi:10.1242/jeb.106427


Marshall DJ, Steinberg PD (2014) Larval size and age affect colonization in a marine invertebrate, Journal of Experimental Biology, 217: 3981–3987 PDF 403 KB doi:10.1242/jeb.111781

Allen R, Marshall DJ (2014) Egg size effects across multiple life-history stages in the marine annelid Hydroides diramphusPLoS ONE 9(7): e102253 PDF 250 KB doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102253

Henshaw JM, Marshall DJ, Jennions MD, Kokko H (2014) Local gamete competition explains sex allocation and fertilisation strategies in the sea, The American Naturalist, 184: E32–E49 PDF 737 KB doi: 10.1086/676641

Riedel A, Monro K, Blows MW, Marshall DJ (2014) The relative influence of resident species and environmental variation on community assembly. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 499: 103–113 PDF 448 KB doi:10.3354/meps10695

Aguirre, JD, Blows MW, Marshall DJ (2014) The genetic covariance between life-cycle stages separated by metamorphosis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281: 20141091. PDF 554 KB doi: 10.1098/rspb.2014.1091

Burgess SC, Marshall DJ (2014) Adaptive parental effects: the importance of estimating  environmental predictability and offspring fitness appropriately. Oikos, 123: 769–776.  PDF 172 KB doi: 10.1111/oik.01235

Jensen N, Allen RM, Marshall DJ (2014) Adaptive maternal and paternal effects: gamete plasticity in response to parental stress. Functional Ecology, 28: 724–733 PDF 373 KB doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12195

Monro K, Marshall DJ (2014) Faster isn’t always better: selection on growth rate fluctuates across the life history and environments. The American Naturalist, 183(6): 798–809 PDF 393 KB doi:10.1086/676006

Pringle JM, Byers JE, Pappalardo P, Wares JP, Marshall JP (2014) Circulation constrains the evolution of larval development modes and life histories in the coastal ocean. Ecology 95(4):1022–1032 PDF 1.5 MB doi:10.1890/13-0970.1

Monro K, Marshall DJ (2014) Two sexes, one body: intra- and intersex covariation of gamete phenotypes in simultaneous hermaphrodites. Ecology and Evolution PDF 274 KB doi:10.1002/ece3.1035

Davis K, Marshall DJ (2014) Offspring size in a resident species affects community assembly. Journal of Animal Ecology, 83, 322–331 PDF 274 KB doi:10.1111/1365-2656.12136


Hart SP, Marshall DJ (2013) Environmental stress, facilitation, competition and coexistence. Ecology, 94(12): 2719–2731 PDF 1.7 MB doi:10.1890/12-0804.1

Monro K, Marshall DJ (2013) Evolutionary constraints and the maintenance of individual specialization throughout succession. Evolution, 67(12): 3676–3644 PDF 495 KB doi:10.1111/evo.12220

Allen R, Marshall DJ (2013) Phenotypic links among life-history stages are complex and context-dependent in a marine invertebrate: interactions among offspring size, larval nutrition, and post-metamorphic density. Functional Ecology, 27(6): 1358–1366 PDF 390 KB doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12117

Crean AJ, Dwyer JM, Marshall DJ (2013) Adaptive paternal effects? Experimental evidence that the paternal environment affects offspring performance. Ecology, 94(11): 2575–2582 PDF 493 KB doi:10.1890/13-0184.1

Munday PL, Warner RR, Munro  K, Pandolfi JM, Marshall DJ (2013) Predicting evolutionary responses to climate change in the sea. Ecology Letters,  16: 1488–1500  PDF 371 KB doi:10.1111/ele.12185

Ritchie H, Marshall DJ (2013) Fertilisation is not a new beginning: sperm environment affects offspring developmental success. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216 (16), 3104–3109  PDF 254 KB doi:10.1242/jeb.087221

Marshall DJ, Bode M, White CR (2013) Estimating physiological tolerances – a comparison of traditional approaches to nonlinear regression techniques. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 216 (12), 2176–2182 PDF 562 KB doi:10.1242/jeb.085712

Johnson D, Monro K, Marshall DJ (2013) The maintenance of sperm variability: context-dependent selection on sperm morphology in a broadcast spawning invertebrate. Evolution, 67-5: 1383–1395 PDF 889 KB doi10.5061/dryad.c43f1

Ferguson N, White CR, Marshall DJ (2013) Competition in benthic marine invertebrates : the unrecognised role of exploitative competition for oxygen. Ecology, 94(1) 126–135 PDF 311 doi: 10.1890/12-0795.1

Burgess SC, Bode M, Marshall DJ (2013) Costs of dispersal alter optimal offspring size in patchy habitats: combining theory and data for a marine invertebrate. Functional Ecology PDF 329 KB doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12080

Marshall DJ, Monro K (2013) Interspecific competition alters nonlinear selection on offspring size in the field. Evolution, 67-2: 328–337 PDF 291 KB doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2012.01749.x

Aguirre JD, Miller SH, Morgan SG, Marshall DJ (2012) Relatedness affects the density, distribution and phenotype of colonisers in four sessile marine invertebrates. Oikos, 122: 881–888 PDF 164 KB doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2012.20827.


Crean AJ, Dwyer JM, Marshall DJ (2012) Fertilization is not a new beginning: the relationship between sperm longevity and offspring performance. PLoS ONE 7(11) e49167 PDF 254 KB doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0049167

Marshall DJ, Krug PJ, Kupriyanova EK, Byrne M, Emlet RB (2012) The biogeography of marine invertebrate life-histories. Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics, 43: 97–114 PDF 864 KB doi: 10.1146/annurev-ecolsys-102710-145004

Hart SP, Burgin JR, Marshall DJ (2012) Revisiting competition in a classic model system using formal links between theory and data. Ecology, 93(9) 2015–2022 PDF 777 KB doi: 10.1890/11-2248.1

Kesselring H, Wheatley R, Marshall DJ (2012) Initial offspring size mediates trade-off between fecundity and longevity in the field. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 465: 129–136 request a copy doi: 10.3354/meps09865

Burgess SC, Treml EA, Marshall DJ (2012) How do dispersal costs and habitat selection influence realized population connectivity? Ecology 93: 1378–1387 PDF 622 KB doi:  10.1890/11-1656.1

Koh KS, Matz C, Tan CH, Le HL, Rice SA, Marshall DJ, Steinberg PP, Kjelleberg S (2012) Minimal increase in genetic diversity enhances predation resistance. Molecular Ecology 21: 1741–1753 PDF 681 KB doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05415.x

Aguirre JD, Marshall DJ (2012) Genetic diversity increases population productivity in a sessile marine invertebrate. Ecology 93: 1134–1142 PDF 1.3 MB doi: 10.1890/11-1448.1

Hart SJ, Marshall DJ (2012) Advantages and disadvantages of interference-competitive ability and resource-use efficiency when invading established communities. Oikos, 121: 396–402 PDF 132 KB doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19557.x

Aguirre JD, Marshall DJ (2012) Does genetic diversity reduce sibling competition? Evolution, 66-1: 94–102 PDF 688 KB doi: 10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01413.x


Burgess S, Marshall DJ (2011) Field estimates of planktonic larval duration in a marine invertebrate. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 440: 151–161 PDF 582 KB

White CB, Kearney M, Mathews P, Koojiman S, Marshall DJ (2011) A manipulative test of competing theories for metabolic scaling. The American Naturalist, 178: 746–754 PDF 397 KB

Crean AJ, Monro K, Marshall DJ (2011) Fitness consequences of larval traits persist across the metamorphic boundary. Evolution, 65: 3079–3089 PDF 216 KB

Marshall DJ, Morgan SG (2011) Ecological and evolutionary consequences of linked life-history stages in the sea. Current Biology, 21: R718–R725 PDF 531 KB

Burgess SC, Marshall DJ (2011) Are numbers enough? Colonizer phenotype and abundance interact to affect population dynamics. Journal of Animal Ecology, 80: 681–687 PDF 249 KB

Burgess SC, Marshall DJ (2011) Temperature-induced maternal effects and environmental predictability. Journal of Experimental Biology, 214: 2329–2336 PDF 344 KB

Pandolfi JM, Connolly SR, Marshall DJ, Cohen AL (2011) Projecting coral reef futures under global warming and ocean acidification. Science, 333: 418–422 email for a copy

Pandolfi JM, Connolly SR, Marshall DJ, Cohen AL (2011) The future of coral reefs – response. Science 334: 1495–1496 PDF 1.8 MB


Allen RM, Marshall DJ (2010) The larval legacy: Cascading effects of recruit phenotype on ecological interactions. Oikos, 119: 1977–1983 PDF 157 KB

Gooley TA, Marshall DJ, Monro K (2010) Responses to conspecific density in an arborescent bryozoan. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 415: 83–90 PDF 217 KB

Bownds C, Wilson RS, Marshall DJ (2010) Why do colder mothers produce larger eggs? An optimality approach. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213: 3796–3801 PDF 363 KB

Marshall DJ, Heppell SS, Munch SB, Warner RR (2010) The relationship between maternal phenotype and offspring quality: Do older mothers really produce the best offspring? Ecology 91: 2862–2873 PDF 221 KB

Kamel SJ, Grosberg RK, Marshall DJ (2010) Family conflicts in the sea. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 25: 442-2873 PDF 354 KB

David G, Marshall DJ, Riginos C (2010) Latitudinal variability in spatial genetic structure in the invasive ascidian Styela plicata. Marine Biology, 157: 1955–1965 PDF 754 KB

Cook CN, Morgan DG, Marshall DJ (2010) Re-evaluating suitable habitat for reintroductions: lessons learnt from the eastern barred bandicoot (Perameles gunnii) recovery program. Animal Conservation, 13: 184–195

Monro K, Sinclair-Taylor T, Marshall DJ (2010) Selection on offspring size among environments: the roles of environmental quality and variability. Functional Ecology, 24: 676–684 PDF 570 KB

Rius M, Turon X, Muniz Dias G, Marshall DJ (2010) Propagule size effects across multiple life-history stages in a marine invertebrate. Functional Ecology, 24: 685-693 PDF 325 KB

Moran D, Muniz Dias G, Marshall DJ (2010) Associated costs and benefits of a defended phenotype across multiple environments. Functional Ecology, 24: 1299–1305 PDF 202 KB

Cook CN, Wardell-Johnson G, Keatley M, Gowans SA, Gibson MS, Westbrooke ME, Marshall DJ (2010) Is what you see what you get? Visual vs. measured assessments of vegetation condition. Journal of Applied Ecology, 47: 650–661

Muniz Dias G, Marshall DJ (2010) Does the relationship between offspring size and performance change across the life-history? Oikos, 119: 154–162 PDF 147 KB

Marshall DJ, Monro K, Bode M, Keough MJ, Swearer SE (2010) Phenotype-environment mismatches reduce connectivity in the sea. Ecology Letters 13: 128–140  email for a copy


Allen RM, Krug PJ, Marshall DJ (2009) Larval size in Elysia stylifera is determined by extra-embryonic provisioning but not egg size. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 389: 127–137 PDF 623 KB

McLeod L, Marshall DJ (2009) Do genetic diversity effects drive the benefits associated with multiple mating? A test in a marine invertebrate. PLoS One 4: e6347 PDF 146 KB

Marshall DJ, Styan C, McQuaid CD (2009) Larval supply and dispersal. In: Marine Hardbottom communities. Ecological studies, 206 PDF 144 KB

Jenkins SR, Marshall DJ, Fraschetti S (2009) Settlement and recruitment. In: Marine Hardbottom communities. Ecological studies, 206 PDF 116 KB

Burgess SC, Hart SP, Marshall DJ (2009) Pre settlement behavior in larval bryozoans: the roles of larval age and size. Biological Bulletin, 216: 344–354 PDF 369 KB

Hart SP, Marshall DJ (2009) Spatial arrangement affects population dynamics and competition independent of community composition. Ecology, 90: 1485–1491 PDF 326 KB

Crean AJ, Marshall DJ (2009) Coping with environmental uncertainty: dynamic bet-hedging as a maternal effect. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, 364: 1087–1096 PDF 386 KB

Marshall DJ, Keough MJ (2009) Does interspecific competition affect offspring provisioning? Ecology, 90: 487–495 PDF 320 KB

Rius M, Turon X, Marshall DJ (2009) Non-lethal effects of an invasive species in the marine environment: The importance of early life-history stages. Oecologia, 159: 873–882 PDF 429 KB


Marshall DJ, Bonduriansky R, Bussiere LF (2008) Offspring size as a maternal bet-hedging strategy in unpredictable environments. Ecology, 89: 2506–2517 PDF 316 KB

Crean AJ, Marshall DJ ( 2008) Adaptive gamete plasticity in a broadcast spawning marine invertebrate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105: 13508–13513 PDF 320 KB

Marshall DJ, Allen RM, Crean AJ (2008) The ecological and evolutionary importance of maternal effects in the sea. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review, 46: 203–250 request a copy

Marshall DJ (2008) Transgenerational plasticity in the sea: context dependent maternal effect across the life-history. Ecology, 89: 418–427 PDF 251 KB

Allen RM, Buckley YM, Marshall DJ (2008) Offspring size plasticity in response to intraspecific competition: an adaptive maternal effect across life-history stages. American Naturalist, 171: 225–237 PDF 359 KB

Marshall DJ, Keough MJ (2008) The relationship between offspring size and performance in the sea. American Naturalist, 171: 214–224 PDF 254 KB

Marshall DJ, Keough MJ (2008) The evolutionary ecology of offspring size in marine invertebrates. Advances in Marine Biology, 53: 1–60 PDF 780 KB


Galletly BC, Blows MW, Marshall DJ (2007) Genetic mechanisms of pollution resistance in a marine invertebrate. Ecological Applications, 17: 2290–2297 PDF 270 KB

Marshall DJ, Uller T (2007) When is a maternal effect adaptive? Oikos, 116: 1957–1963 PDF 84 KB

Marshall DJ, Evans JP (2007) Context-dependent genetic benefits of polyandry in a marine hermaphrodite. Biology Letters, 3: 685–688 PDF 125 KB

Bode M, Marshall DJ (2007) The quick and the dead? Sperm competition and sexual conflict in the sea. Evolution, 61: 2693–2700 PDF 216 KB

Evans JP, Garcia-Gonzalez F, Marshall DJ (2007) Sources of genetic and phenotypic variance in sperm performance and larval traits in a sea urchin. Evolution, 61: 2832–3838 PDF 123 KB

Marshall DJ, Bolton TF (2007) Sperm release strategies in marine broadcast spawners: the costs of releasing sperm quickly. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210: 3720–3727 PDF 339 KB

Swanson RL, Marshall DJ, Steinberg PD (2007) Larval desperation and histamine: how simple responses can lead to complex changes in larval behaviour. Journal of Experimental Biology, 210: 3228–3235 PDF 249 KB

Elkin CE, Marshall DJ (2007) Desperate larvae: the influence of deferred costs and habitat requirements on habitat selection. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 335: 143–153 PDF 207 KB

Hollows CF, EL Johnston, Marshall DJ (2007) Copper reduces fertilization success and exacerbates Allee effects in the field. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 333: 51–60 PDF 219 KB

Marshall DJ, TB Bolton (2007) Effects of egg size on the development time of non-feeding larvae. Biological Bulletin, 212: 6–11 PDF 83 KB


Marshall DJ, Keough MJ (2006) Complex life-cycles and maternal provisioning in marine invertebrates. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 46: 643–651 PDF 148 KB

Marshall DJ (2006) Reliably estimating the effect of toxicants on fertilization success in marine broadcast spawners. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 52: 734–738 PDF 117 KB

Gribben PE, Marshall DJ, Steinberg PD (2006) Less inhibited with age? Larval age modifies response to natural settlement inhibitors. Biofouling, 22: 101–106 PDF 184 KB

Marshall DJ, Cook CN and Emlet RB (2006) Offspring size effects mediate competitive interactions in a colonial marine invertebrate. Ecology, 87: 214–225 PDF 202 KB

2005 and earlier

Bennett CE, Marshall DJ (2005) The relative energetic costs of the larval period, larval swimming and metamorphosis for the ascidian Diplosoma listerianum. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, 38: 21–29 PDF 89 KB

Evans JP, Marshall DJ (2005) Male × female interactions influence fertilisation success and mediate the benefits of polyandry in the sea urchin Heliocidaris erythrogramma. Evolution, 59: 106–112 PDF 224 KB

Marshall DJ (2005) Geographical variation in offspring size effects across generations. Oikos, 108: 602–608 PDF 96 KB

Marshall DJ, Keough MJ (2005) Offspring size effects in the marine environment: a field test for a colonial invertebrate. Australian Ecology, 30: 275–280 PDF 81 KB

Marshall DJ, Evans PJ (2005) Does egg competition occur in marine broadcast spawners? Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 18: 1244–1252 PDF 131 KB

Marshall DJ, Evans PJ (2005) The benefits of polyandry in the free-spawning polychaete Galeolaria caespitosa. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 18: 735–741 PDF 134

Marshall DJ, Keough MJ (2004) When the going gets rough: Effect of maternal size manipulation on offspring quality. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 272: 301–305 PDF 83 KB

Marshall DJ, Keough MJ (2004) Variable effects of larval size on post-metamorphic performance in the field. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 279: 73–80 PDF 105 KB

Marshall JD, Semmens D and Cook C (2004) Consequences of spawning at low tide: limited gamete dispersal for a rockpool anemone. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 266: 135–142 PDF 111 KB

Marshall DJ, Evans JP, Steinberg PD (2004) The early sperm gets the good egg: mating order effects in free-spawners. Proceedings of the  Royal Society of London, B271: 1585–1589 PDF 103 KB

Marshall DJ, Keough MJ (2003) Sources of variation in larval quality for free-spawning marine invertebrates: Egg size and the local sperm environment. Invertebrate Reproduction Development 44: 63–70

Marshall DJ, Keough MJ (2003) Effects of settler size and density on early post-settlement survival of Ciona intestinalis in the field. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 259: 139–144 PDF 483 KB

Marshall DJ, Keough MJ (2003) Variation in the dispersal potential of non-feeding invertebrate larvae: the desperate larva hypothesis and larval size. Marine Ecology Progress Series,  255: 145–153 PDF 530 KB

Marshall DJ, Pechenik JA, Keough MJ (2003) Larval activity levels and delayed metamorphosis affect post-larval performance in the colonial ascidian Diplosoma listerianum. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 246: 153–162 PDF 264 KB

Marshall DJ, Bolton TF, Keough MJ (2003) Offspring size affects the post-metamorphic performance of a colonial marine invertebrate. Ecology, 84: 3131–3137 PDF 99 KB

Marshall DJ (2002) In situ measures of spawning synchrony and fertilization success in an intertidal, free-spawning invertebrate. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 236: 113–119 PDF 100 KB

Marshall DJ, Styan CA, Keough MJ (2002) Sperm environment affects offspring quality in broadcast spawning marine invertebrates. Ecology Letters, 5: 173–176 PDF 81 KB

Marshall DJ, Day RW (2001) Change in the rate of shell deposition and shell microstructure in response to shell borers in the abalone Haliotis rubra. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology. 34: 189–195

Marshall DJ, Styan CA, Keough MJ (2000) Intraspecific co-variation between egg and body size affects fertilisation kinetics of free-spawning marine invertebrates. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 195: 305–309