COASTAL MARINE ECOLOGY

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As a coastal marine ecologist, Tom has extensive research experience in boreal, temperate and tropical marine ecosystems. In the 1970s, he was the first to describe the diverse (300+ species) community of organisms associated with structurally complex beds of the mussel Mytilus californianus along the outer coast of Washington state. Beginning in the 1970s he also conducted studies of disturbance processes in intertidal mussel beds along the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, in Southeast Alaska and similar processes in Pyura tunicate beds along the coast of Chile.

 Mussels and Mussel Bed Ecology

See mussel-related Publications from Primary Literature
#s 70, 69, 37, 32, 30, 29, 28, 27, 22, 14, 12, 10, 4, 3, 2.
 
See mussel-related Publications from Secondary Literature
#s 33, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 4, 3.
Cartoon depicting a diverse community of organisms associated with Mytilus californianus mussel beds. 
Cartoon depicting a diverse community of organisms associated with Mytilus californianus mussel beds. 
Photo of an in-situ mussel bed showing a single Mytilus californianus musssel shell with numerous epibiont species attached to it.