Publications on Google scholar

Peer-reviewed publications

* undergraduate mentee


Twining, C., Bernhardt, J.R., Derry, A., Hudson, C., Ishikawa, A., Kabeya, N., Kainz, M., Kitano, J., Kowarik, C., Ladd, S.N. and Leal, M., Scharnweber, K., Shipley, J., Matthews, B 2021. The evolutionary ecology of fatty-acid variation: implications for consumer adaptation and diversification. 2021, Ecology Letters [preprint]

Srivastava, D.S., Coristine, L., Angert, A.L., Bontrager, M., Amundrud, S., Williams, J., Yeung, A.C.Y., de Zwaan, D.R., Thompson, P.L., Aitken, S.N., Sunday, J.M., O’Connor, M.I., Whitton, J., Brown, N.E.M., MacLeod, C.D., Wegener Parfrey, L., Bernhardt, J.R., Carrillo, J., Harley, C.D.G., Martone, P.T., Freeman, B.G., Tseng, M., Donner, S.D. Wildcards in climate change biology. 2021 . Ecological Monographs.

Marshall., K., Brown, N., Dytnerski, J., Klynn, K., Bernhardt, J.R., Konecny, C., Gurney-Smith, H., Anderson, K., C. Harley. Thermal sensitivity at constant temperatures does not predict responses under varying temperatures in an ecosystem engineer. 2021. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Bernhardt, J.R. and M.I. O’Connor. Aquatic biodiversity enhances multiple nutritional benefits to humans. 2021. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [PDF][SI Appendix][bioRxiv preprint]

Selected press coverage and highlights


Bernhardt, J.R., O’Connor, M.I., Sunday, J.M and A. Gonzalez. Life in fluctuating environments. 2020. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. [link to paper][EcoEvoRxiv preprint][code and data]

Eddy, T.D., Bernhardt, J.R. Blanchard, J. L., Colléter, M. , Cheung, W. W. L., Du Pontavice, H., Fulton, E. A., Gascuel, D., Kearney, K. A, Petrik, C. M., Roy, T. , Rykaczewski, R. R, Selden, R., Stock, C. A., Wabnitz, C. C. C., Watson, R. A. Energy flow through marine ecosystems: confronting trophic transfer efficiency. 2020. Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

Brown, N.E.M., Bernhardt, J.R. and C.D.G. Harley, 2020. Energetic context determines species and community responses to ocean acidification. Ecology. [link] [data][code]

Bernhardt, J.R., Kratina, P, Pereira, A, Tamminen, M., Thomas, M.K.T, and A. Narwani, 2020. The evolution of competitive ability for essential resources. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B [bioRxiv preprint][data][code][link]


Bernhardt, J.R., 2019. Linking individual performance to population persistence in a changing world. 103-107. In Predicting Future Oceans: Sustainability of Ocean and Human Systems Amidst Global Environmental Change. Ed. Cheung, W.W.L. Elsevier [link]

Singh, G. Hilmi, N.; Bernhardt J.R., Cisneros Montemayor, A; Cashion, M; Ota, Y; Acar, S; Brown, J; Cottrell, R; Djoundourian, S; Gonzalez-Espinosa, P; Lam, V; Marshall, N, Neumann, B; Pascal, N; Reygondeau, G, Rocklov, J; Safa, A; Virto, L; Cheung, W., 2019. Climate impacts on the ocean are making the Sustainable Development Goals a moving target traveling away from us. People and Nature. [link]

Tseng, M., Bernhardt, J. R., and *Chila, A. E., 2019 Species interactions mediate thermal evolution. Evolutionary Applications. [link][data]


Bernhardt, J.R., Sunday, J.M., Thompson, P.L. and M.I. O’Connor 2018. Nonlinear averaging of thermal experience predicts population growth rates in a thermally variable environment. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. [link] [preprint] [graphical abstract] [data] [code]

Bernhardt, J.R., Sunday, J.M. and M.I. O’Connor, 2018. Metabolic theory and the temperature-size rule explain the temperature dependence of population carrying capacity. The American Naturalist. [link] [preprint][data]

Brown, N.E., Bernhardt, J.R., Anderson, K.M. and Harley, C.D., 2018. Increased food supply mitigates ocean acidification effects on calcification but exacerbates effects on growth. Scientific Reports, 8(1), p.9800. [link]

O’Connor MI,  and J.R. Bernhardt, 2018. The metabolic theory of ecology and the cost of parasitism. PLoS Biology 16(4): e2005628. link


Osmond, M.M., Barbour, M.A., Bernhardt, J.R., Pennell, M.W., Sunday, J.M. and O’Connor, M.I., 2017. Warming-Induced Changes to Body Size Stabilize Consumer-Resource Dynamics. The American Naturalist, 189(6). [link]


S.M.W. Reddy, G. Guannel, R. Griffin, J. Faries, T. Boucher, M. Thompson, J. Brenner, Bernhardt, J.R, G. Verutes, S.A. Wood, J. Silver, J. Toft, A. Rogers, A. Maas, A. Guerry, J. Molnar, J.L. DiMuro, 2015. Evaluating the role of coastal habitats and sea-level rise in hurricane risk mitigation: an ecological economic assessment method and application to a business decision. Integr. Environ. Assess. Manag.

Cockrell, M.L., Bernhardt, J.R. and H.M. Leslie, 2015. Recruitment, abundance, and predation on the blue mussel (Mytilus edulis) on northeastern estuarine rocky shores. Ecosphere. 6 (1): 1-24.


Arkema, K.K., Verutes, G., Bernhardt, J.R., Clarke, C., Rosado, S., Canto, M., Wood, S.A., Ruckelshaus, M., Rosenthal, A., McField, M. and De Zegher, J., 2014. Assessing habitat risk from human activities to inform coastal and marine spatial planning: a demonstration in Belize. Environmental Research Letters, 9(11), p.114016.

McKenzie, E., Posner, S., Tillmann, P., Bernhardt, J. R., Howard, K., & Rosenthal, A. 2014. Understanding the use of ecosystem service knowledge in decision making: lessons from international experiences of spatial planning. Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, 32(2), 320-340.


Ruckelshaus, M., McKenzie, E., Tallis, H., Guerry,  A., Daily, G., Kareiva, P.,  Polasky, S., Ricketts, T., Bhagabati, N., Wood, S., and J. R. Bernhardt 2013. Notes from the field: Lessons learned from using ecosystem service approaches to inform real-world decisions. Ecological Economicslink

Raymond, C.M., Singh, G., Benessaiah, K., Bernhardt, J.R., Levine, J., Nelson, H., Turner, N.J., Norton, B., Tam, J., and K.M.A. Chan. Ecosystem Services and Beyond: Using Multiple Metaphors to Understand Human–Environment Relationships, BioScience ,2013. 63(7): 536-546. link 


C-K Kim, J.E. Toft, M. Papenfus, G. Verutes, K.A. Arkema, G. Guannel, A.D. Guerry, M.H. Ruckelshaus, S.A Wood, J. R. Bernhardt, M.W. Beck, F. Chan, K. Chan, B.S. Halpern, P.S. Levin, M.L. Pinsky, M.L. Plummer, S. Polasky and H. Tallis, 2012. Catching the Right Wave: Evaluating Wave Energy Resources and Potential Compatibility with Existing Marine and Coastal Uses. PLoS ONE 7(11): e47598. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047598. link

Bernhardt, J.R. and H.M. Leslie. Resilience to Climate Change in Coastal Marine Ecosystems. Annual Review of Marine Science. 2012. 5:8.1–8.22. 10.1146/annurev-marine-121211-172411. link.

Guerry, AD, MH Ruckelshaus, K Arkema, J.R. Bernhardt, G Guannel, CK Kim, M Marsik, M Papenfus, ML Pinsky, JE Toft, G Verutes, SA Wood, M Beck, F Chan, KMA Chan, G Gelfenbaum, BD Gold, BS Halpern, WB Labiosa, SE Lester, PS Levin, M McField, M Plummer, S Polasky, P Ruggiero, DA Sutherland, H Tallis, A Day, J Spencer, 2012. Modelling Benefits from Nature: Using ecosystem services to inform coastal and marine spatial planning. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management. [link to PDF]

2011 and earlier

Gedan, K., Bernhardt, J.R., Bertness, M.D. and H.M. Leslie, 2011. Substrate size mediates thermal stress in the rocky intertidal. Ecology 92(3): 576-582. [link to PDF]

Rosenfeld, J.S., Campbell, K., Leung, E.S, Bernhardt, J.R., and J. Post, 2011. Habitat effects on depth and velocity frequency distributions: Implications for modeling hydraulic variation and fish habitat suitability in streams. Geomorphology 131(1): 127-135. [link to PDF]

Leung, E.S., Rosenfeld, J.S., and J.R. Bernhardt, 2009. Habitat effects on invertebrate drift in a small trout stream: implications for prey availability to drift-feeding fish. Hydrobiologia 623: 113-125. [link to PDF]

Non-refereed publications

McKenzie, E., Rosenthal, A., Bernhardt, J., Girvetz, E., Kovacs, K., Olwero, N., and J. Toft,  2012. Developing scenarios to assess ecosystem service tradeoffs: Guidance and case studies for InVEST users. World Wildlife Fund, Washington, D.C.

Tallis, H.T., Ricketts, T., Guerry, A.D., Nelson, E., Ennaanay, D., Wolny, S., Olwero, N., Vigerstol, K., Pennington, D., Mendoza, G., Aukema, J., Foster, J., Forrest, J., Cameron, D., Lonsdorf, E., Kennedy, C., Verutes, G., Kim, C.K., Guannel, G., Papenfus, M., Toft, J., Marsik, M., Bernhardt, J.R, Wood, S.A., and Sharp, R. 2011. InVEST 2.1 beta User’s Guide. The Natural Capital Project, Stanford University.