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185. Howard, B.R., Francis, F.T., Côté, I.M., Therriault, T.W. 2019. Habitat alteration by invasive European green crab (Carcinus maenas) causes eelgrass loss in British Columbia, Canada. Biological Invasions, in press

184. Bates, A.E., Cooke, R., Duncan, M.I., Edgar, G.J., Bruno, J.F., Barrett, N., Bird, T.J., Benedetti-Cecchi, L., Costello, M.J., Côté, I.M., Fenberg, P.B, Lefcheck, J.S. and Stuart-Smith, R.D. 2019. Resilience in marine protected areas and the ‘Protection Paradox’. Biological Conservation 236, 305-314.

183. Malpica-Cruz, L., Green S.J., and Côté, I.M. 2019. Temporal and ontogenetic changes in the trophic signature of an invasive marine predator. Hydrobiologia 839, 71–86.

182. Brandl, S.J., Tornabene, L., Goatley, C.H.R., Casey, J.M., Morais, R.A., Côté, I.M., Baldwin, C.C., Parravicini, V., Schiettekatte, N.M.D.S. and Bellwood, D.R. 2019. Demographic dynamics of the smallest marine vertebrates fuel coral-reef ecosystem functioning. Science 364,1189-1192.

181. Tamburello, N., Ma, B. and Côté, I.M. 2019. From individual movement behaviour to landscape-scale invasion dynamics and management: a case study of a lionfish metapopulation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 374, 20180057.

180. Francis, F.T., Filbee-Dexter, K., Yan, H.F. and Côté, I.M. 2019. Invertebrate herbivores: Overlooked allies in the recovery of degraded coral reefs? Global Ecology and Conservation 17, e00593.

179. Brandl, S.,J, Rasher, D.B., Côté, I.M., Casey, J.M., Darling, E.S., and Duffy, J.E. Functioning coral reefs for the future: eight core processes and the influence of biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, in press.

178. Bose, A.P.H., Zayonc, D., Avrantinis, N., Ficzycz, N., Fischer-Rush, J., Francis, F.T., Gray, S., Manning, F., Robb, H., Schmidt, C., Spice, C., Umedaly, A., Warden, J., and Côté, I.M. 2019. Detecting the effects of short-term captivity: a multi-behaviour approach using red sea urchins, Mesocentrotus franciscanus. PeerJ 7, e6556.

177. Haines, L.J. and Côté, I.M. 2019. Homing decisions reveal naïveté of Caribbean damselfish to invasive lionfish. Biological Invasions 21, 1657–1668.

176. Francis, F.T.​, Howard, B.R.​, Berchtold, A.E., Branch, T.A., Chaves, L.C.T., Favaro, B., Jeffrey, K.M., Malpica-Cruz, L., Maslowski, N., Schultz, J., Smith, N.S., and Côté, I.M. 2019. Shifting headlines? Size trends of newsworthy fishes. PeerJ 7, e6395.

175. Smith, N.S. and Côté, I.M. 2019. Multiple drivers of contrasting diversity–invasibility relationships at small spatial grain. Ecology 100, e02573.

174. Bruno, J.B., Côté, I.M. and Toth, L.T. 2019. Climate change, coral loss, and the curious case of the parrotfish paradigm: Why don’t MPAs improve reef resilience? Annual Reviews in Marine Sciences 11, 307–334.


173. Howard, B.R., Barrios-O’Neill, D., Alexander, M.E., Dick, J.T.A. Therriault, T.W., Robinson, T.B. and Côté, I.M. 2018. Functional responses of a cosmopolitan invader demonstrate intraspecific variability in consumer–resource dynamics. PeerJ 6, e5634.

172. Côté, I.M. and Darling, E.S. 2018. Scientists on Twitter: Preaching to the choir or singing from the rooftops? FACETS 3, 682–694.

Twitter infographic

171. Francis, F.T. and Côté, I.M. 2018. Fish movement drives spatial and temporal patterns of nutrient provisioning on coral reefs. Ecosphere 9, e02225.

170. Darling, E.S. and Côté, I.M. 2018. Seeking resilience in marine ecosystems (invited Perspective). Science 359, 986-987.

169. Gordon, T.A.C., Harding, H.R., Clever, F.K., Davidson, I.K., Davison, W., Montgomery, D.W., Nedelec, S.L., Weatherhead, R.C., Windsor, F.M., Armstrong, J.D., Bardonnet, A., Bergman, E., Britton, J.R., Côté, I.M., D’Agostino, D., Greenberg, L.A., Harborne, A.R., Kahilainen, K.K., Metcalfe, N.B., Mills, S.C., Milner, N.J., Mittermayer, F.H., Montorio, L., Prokkola, J.M., Rutterford, L.A., Salvanes, A.G.V., Simpson, S.D., Vainikka, A., Pinnegar, J.K. and Santos, E.M. 2018. Fishes in a changing world: learning from the past to promote sustainability of fish populations. Journal of Fish Biology 92, 804-82.

168. Côté, I.M. and Smith, N.S. 2018. The lionfish invasion: Have the worst-case predictions come to pass? Journal of Fish Biology 92, 660-689.


167. D’Aloia, C.C., Daigle, R.M., Côté, I.M., Curtis, J.M.R., Guichard, F. and Fortin, M.-J. 2017. A multiple-species framework for integrating movement processes across life stages into the design of marine protected areas. Biological Conservation 216, 93-100.

166. Smith, N.S., Côté, I.M., Martinez-Estevez, L., Hind-Ozan, E., Quiros, A., Johnson, N. Green, S.J., Cornick, L., Shiffman, D., Malpica-Cruz, L., Gleason Besch, A. and Shiel-Rolle, N. 2017. Diversity and inclusion in conservation: A proposal for a Marine Diversity Network. Frontiers in Marine Science 4, 234.

165. Howard, B.R. Therriault, T.W. and Côté, I.M. 2017. Contrasting ecological impacts of native and non-native marine crabs: A global meta-analysis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 577, 93–103.

164. Nedelec, S.L., Mills, S.C., Radford, A.N., Beldade, R., Simpson, S.D., Nedelec, B. and Côté, I.M. 2017. Motorboat noise disrupts cooperative interspecific interactions. Scientific Reports 7, 6987.

163. Nanninga, G.B., Côté, I.M., Beldade, R. and Mills, S.C. 2017. Behavioural acclimation to cameras and observers in coral reef fishes. Ethology 123, 705–711.

162. Daigle, R.M., Archambault, P., Halpern, B.S., Stewart Lowndes J.S., and Côté, I.M. 2017. Incorporating public priorities in the Ocean Health Index: Canada as a case study. PLOS ONE 12, e0178044.

161. Smith, N.S., Green, S.J., Akins, J.L., Miller, S., and Côté, I.M. 2017. Density-dependent colonization and natural disturbance limit the effectiveness of invasive lionfish culling efforts. Biological Invasions 19, 2385–2399.

160. Malpica-Cruz, L., Haider, W., Smith, N.S. and Côté, I.M. 2017. Heterogeneous attitudes toward lionfish in the Mexican Caribbean: Implications for invasive species management. Frontiers in Marine Sciences 4, 138.

159. Eger, A.M., Curtis, J.M.R., Fortin, M.-J., Côté, I.M., and Guichard, F. 2017. Transferability and scalability of species distribution models: A test with sedentary marine invertebrates Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74, 766-778.

158. Jeffrey, K.M., Côté, I.M., Irvine, J.R., and Reynolds, J.D. 2017. Changes in body size of Canadian Pacific salmon over six decades. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 74, 191-201.

157. Sutherland, W.J., Barnard, P., Broad, S., Clout, M., Connor, B., Côté, I.M., Dicks, L.V., Doran, H., Entwistle, A.C., Fleishman, E., Fox, M., Gaston, K.J., Gibbons, D.W., Jiang, Z., Keim, B., Lickorish, F.A., Markillie, P., Monk, K.A., Pearce-Higgins, J.W., Peck, L.S., Pretty, J., Spalding, M.D., Tonneijck, F.H., Wintle, B.C. and Ockendon, N. 2017. A 2017 horizon scan of emerging issues for global conservation and biological diversity. TREE 32, 31-40.


156. Malpica-Cruz, L., Chaves. L.C.T., and Côté, I.M. 2016. Drivers of public participation in marine invasive species management: Lionfish derbies as a case study. Marine Policy 74, 158-164.

155. Côté, I.M. and Favaro, C. The scientific value of scientific whaling.  Marine Policy 74, 88-90. Table S4 is available here.

154. Daigle, R.M., Haider, W., Fernández-Lozada, S., Irwin, K., Archambault, P., and Côté, I.M. 2016. From coast to coast: Public perception of ocean-derived benefits in Canada. Marine Policy 74, 77-84.

153. Schultz, J.A., Cloutier, R.N., and Côté, I.M. 2016. Community shifts on rocky reefs following sea star mass mortality in British Columbia. PeerJ 4, e1980.

152. Côté, I.M., Darling E.S., and Brown, C.J. 2016. Interactions among ecosystem stressors and their importance for conservation. Proceedings of the Royal Society B – Biological Sciences 283: 20152592

151. Bégin, C., Schelten, C.K., Nugues, M.N., Hawkins, J., Roberts, C., and Côté, I.M. 2016. Effects of protection and sediment stress on coral reefs in Saint Lucia. PLOS One 11, e0146855.

150. Chaves, L.C.T., Hall, J., Feitosa, J.L.L. and Côté, I.M. 2016. Photo-identification as a simple tool for studying invasive lionfish (Pterois volitans) populations. Journal of Fish Biology 88, 800-804.


149. Tamburello, N., Côté, I.M. and Dulvy, N.K. 2015. Predator-prey body size asymmetries and the scaling of animal space use. American Naturalist 186, 196-211.

148. Alvarez-Filip, L., Paddack, M.J., Collen, B., Robertson, D.R., and Côté, I.M. 2015. Simplification of Caribbean fish assemblages over decades of coral reef degradation. PLOS One 10, e126004.

147. Favaro, B. and Côté, I.M. 2015. Do bycatch reduction devices in longline fisheries reduce capture of sharks and rays? A meta-analysis. Fish and Fisheries 16, 300-309.

146. Tamburello, N. and Côté, I.M. 2015 Movement ecology of Indo-Pacific lionfish on Caribbean coral reefs and its implications for invasion dynamics. Biological Invasions 17, 1639-1653.

145. Sumaila, U.R., Lam, V., Miller, D.D., The, L., Cheung, W.W.L., Watson, R., Pauly, D., Zeller, D., Rogers, A., Côté, I.M., Roberts, C.M. 2015. Winners and losers in a world where the high seas is closed to fishing. Scientific Reports 5, 8481.

144. Beldade, R., Mills, S.C., Claudet, J. and Côté, I.M. 2015. More coral, more fish? Contrasting snapshots from a remote Pacific atoll. PeerJ 3, e745.


143. Favaro, B., Duff, S.D. and Côté, I.M. 2014. Density-dependent catchability of spot prawns (Pandalus platyceros) observed using underwater video. Journal of Ocean Technology 9, 85-98.

142. Green, S.J. and Côté, I.M. 2014. Behaviour and morphology determine vulnerability of native fishes to an invasive marine predator. Journal of Animal Ecology 83, 1451-1460.

141. Parsons, E.C.M., Favaro, B., Draheim, M., McCarthy, J.-B., Aguirre, A.A., Bauer, A.L., Blight, L.K., Cigliano, J. A., Coleman,, M. A., Côté, I.M., Fletcher, S., Foley, M.M., Jefferson, R., Jones, M.C., Kelaher, B.P., Lundquist, C.J., Nelson, A., Patterson, K., Ranft, S., Walsh, L., Wright, A.J., and Sutherland, W.J. 2014. 71 Questions of global importance for the conservation of marine biological diversity. Conservation Biology 28, 1206-1214.

140. Green, S.J, Dulvy, N.K., Brooks, A.L.M., Akins, J.L., Cooper, A.B., Miller, S., and Côté, I.M. 2014. Linking removal targets to the ecological effects of invaders: a predictive model and field test. Ecological Applications 24, 1311-1322.

139. Bégin,C., Brooks, G., Larson, R., Dragićević, S., Ramos Scharrón, C.E. and Côté, I.M. 2014. Increase in sediment loads over coral reefs in Saint Lucia in relation to changes in land use in contributing watersheds. Ocean & Coastal Management 95, 35-45.

138. Côté, I.M., Darling, E.S., Malpica-Cruz, L., Smith, N.S., Green, S.J., Curtis-Quick, J., and Layman, C.A. 2014. What doesn’t kill you makes you wary? Effect of repeated culling on the behaviour of an invasive predator. PLOS One e94248.


137. Côté, I.M., Precht, W.F., Aronson, R.B,. and Gardner, T.A. 2013. Is Jamaica a good model for understanding Caribbean coral reef dynamics? Marine Pollution Bulletin 76, 28-31.

136. Soares, M.C., Cardoso, S.C., Nicolet, K., Côté, I.M. and Bshary, R. 2013. Indo-Pacific parrotfish exert partner choice in interactions with cleanerfish but Caribbean parrotfish do not. Animal Behaviour 86, 611-615

135. Darling, E.S., Shiffman, D., Côté, I.M., and Drew, J.A.  2013. The role of Twitter in the life cycle of a scientific publication.  Ideas in Ecology and Evolution 6, 32-43.

134. Hackerott, S., Valdivia, A., Green, S.J., Côté, I.M., Cox, C.E., Akins, L., Layman, C.A., Precht, W.F., and Bruno, J.F. 2013. Native predators do not influence invasion success of Pacific lionfish on Caribbean reefs.  PLOS One 8, e68259.

133. Côté, I.M., Green, S.J., and Hixon, M.A. 2013. Predatory fish invaders: Insights from Indo-Pacific lionfish in the western Atlantic and Caribbean. Biological Conservation 164, 50-61.

 132. Schultz, J.A., Darling, E.S., and Côté, I.M. 2013. What is an endangered species worth? Threshold costs for protecting imperilled fishes in Canada. Marine Policy 42,125-132.


131. Green, S.J., Tamburello, N., Miller, S., J.L. Akins, and Côté, I.M. 2013. Habitat complexity and fish size affect the detection of Indo-Pacific lionfish on invaded coral reefs.  Coral Reefs 32, 413-421.

130. Darling, E.S., McClanahan, T.E., and Côté, I.M.  2013. Life histories predict coral community disassembly under multiple stressors. Global Change Biology 19, 1930-1940.

129. Côté, I.M.  2013. Inadvertent effects of fishing: the case of the sex-changing shrimp. Journal of Animal Ecology 82, 495-497.

128. Bégin, C., Wurzbacher, J., and Côté, I.M. 2013. Variation in benthic communities of eastern Caribbean coral reefs in relation to surface sediment composition. Marine Biology 160,343-353.

127. Côté, I.M., Green, S.J., Morris, J.A.Jr, Akins, J.L., and Steinke, D. 2013. Diet richness of invasive Indo-Pacific lionfish revealed by DNA barcoding. Marine Ecology Progress Series 472, 249–256.

126. Favaro, B., Duff, S.D., and Côté, I.M. 2013. A trap with a twist: Evaluating a bycatch reduction device to prevent rockfish capture in crustacean traps. ICES Journal of Marine Sciences 7-, 114-122.


125. Darling, E.S., Alvarez-Filip, L., Oliver, T.A., McClanahan,T.R., and Côté, I.M. 2012. Evaluating life-history strategies of reef corals from species traits. Ecology Letters 15, 1378-1386

124. Hutchings, J.A., Côté, I.M., Dodson, J.J., Fleming, I.A., Jennings, S., Mantua, N.J., Peterman, R.M., Riddell, B.E., Weaver, A.J.,  and VanderZwaag, D. 2012. Is Canada fulfilling its obligations to sustain marine biodiversity? A summary review, conclusions, and recommendations. Environmental Reviews 20, 353-361.

123. Hutchings, J.A., Côté, I.M., Dodson, J.J., Fleming, I.A., Jennings, S., Mantua, N.J., Peterman, R.M., Riddell, B.E., Weaver, A.J.  2012. Climate change, fisheries, and Aquaculture: Trends and consequences for Canadian marine biodiversity.  Environmental Reviews 20, 220-311.

122. Reynolds, J.D., Côté, I.M., and Favaro, B. 2012. A bleak day for the environment.  Nature 487, 171-171 (Correspondence).

121. Favaro, B., Reynolds, J.D., and Côté, I.M. 2012. Canada’s weakening aquatic protection. Science 337,154-154 (Letter).

120. Côté, I.M. andReynolds, J.D. 2012. Meta-analysis at the intersection of evolutionary ecology and conservationl.  Evolutionary Ecology 26, 1237-1252.

119. Soares, M.C., Bshary, R., Cardoso, S.C., Côté, I.M., and Oliveira, R.F. 2012. Face your fears: cleaning gobies inspect predators despite being stressed by them.  PLOS One 7, e39781.

118. Favaro, B., Lichota, C., Côté, I.M. and Duff, S. 2012. TrapCam: An inexpensive camera system for studying deep-water animals. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 3, 39-46.

 117. Côté, I.M. and Green, S.J.  2012. Potential effects of climate change on a marine invasion: the importance of current context.  Current Zoology 58: 1-8.

116. Green, S.J., Akins, J.L, Maljković, A. and Côté, I.M.2012. Invasive lionfish drive native Atlantic coral reef fish declines.  PLOS One 7(3), e32596.

115. Sutherland, W.J., Aveling, R., Bennun, L., Chapman, E., Clout, M., Côté, I.M., Depledge, M.H., Dicks, L.V., Dobson, A.P., Fellman, L., Fleishman, E., Gibbons, D.W., Keim, B., Lickorish, F., Lindenmayer, D.B., Monk, K.A., Norris, K., Peck, L.S., Prior, S.V., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Spalding, M. and Watkinson, A.R. 2012. A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2012. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 27, 12-18.


114. Alvarez-Filip, L., Gill, J.A., Dulvy, N.K., Perry, A.L., Watkinson, A.R. and Côté, I.M. 2011. Drivers of region-wide declines in architectural complexity on Caribbean reefs.  Coral Reefs 30,1051-1060.

113. Darling, E.S., Green, S.J., O’Leary, J.K. and Côté, I.M. 2011. Indo-Pacific lionfish are larger and more abundant on invaded reefs: A comparison of Kenyan and Bahamian lionfish populations. Biological Invasions 13, 2045-2051.

112. Alvarez Filip, L., Dulvy, N.K., Côté, I.M., Watkinson, A.R., and Gill,J.A. 2011.  Coral identity underpins architectural complexity on Caribbean reefs.  Ecological Applications 21, 2223-2231.

111. Green, S.J., Akins, J.L. and Côté, I.M.  2011. Daily patterns of foraging behaviour and prey consumption by Indo-Pacific lionfish (Pterois volitans) on Bahamian coral reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 433, 159-167.

110. Molloy, P.P, Nyboer, E. and Côté, I.M.  2011. Male-male competition in a mixed-mating fish. Ethology 117, 586-596.

109. Alvarez Filip, L., Côté, I.M., Gill, J.A., Watkinson, A.R. and Dulvy, N.K. 2011.  Region-wide temporal and spatial variation in Caribbean reef architecture: is coral cover the whole story? Global Change Biology 17, 2470-2477.

108. Côté, I.M. 2011.Conservation biology: The many ways to protect biodiversity. Current Biology 21, R468-R470.

107. Holt, B.G., Côté, I.M, and Emerson, B.C. 2011. Searching for speciation genes: Molecular evidence for selection associated with colour morphotypes in the Caribbean reef fish genus Hypoplectrus. PLOS One 6, e20394.

106. Maljković, A. and Côté, I.M. 2011. Informing the shark-feeding debate: Effects of provisioning on the behaviour and trophic signatures of Caribbean reef sharks, Carcharhinus perezi. Biological Conservation 144, 859-865.

105. Molloy, P.P., Paddack, M.J., Reynolds, J.D., Gage, M.J.G. and Côté, I.M. 2011. Relative size-at-sex-change in parrotfishes across the Caribbean: variance in a life-history invariant? Evolutionary Ecology 25, 429-446.

104. Sutherland, W. J., Bardsley, S., Bennun, L., Clout, M., Côté, I.M., Depledge,M.H., Dicks, L.V., Dobson, A.P., Fellman, L., Fleishman, E., Gibbons, D.W., Impey, A.J., Lawton, J.H., Lickorish, F., Lindenmayer, D.B., Lovejoy, T.E., Mac Nally, R., Madgwick, J., Peck, L.S., Pretty, J., Prior, S.V., Redford, K.H., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Spalding, M. and Watkinson, A.R. 2011. Horizon scan of global conservation Issues for 2011. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 26, 10-16.


103. Soares, M.C.,  Côté, I.M., Cardoso, S.C., Oliveira, R.F. and Bshary, R. 2010. Caribbean cleaning gobies prefer client ectoparasites over mucus. Ethology 116, 1244-1248.

102. Mills, S.C. and Côté, I.M. 2010. Crime and punishment in a roaming cleanerfish. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 277, 3617-3622.

101. Uyarra, M.C., Gill, J.A. and Côté, I.M. 2010. Charging for nature: perspective of users towards marine park fees and management. Ambio 39, 515-523.

100. Côté, I.M. and Darling, E.S. 2010. Rethinking ecosystem resilience in the face of climate change. PLOS Biology 8, e1000438.

99. Holt, B,G, Côté, I.M. and Emerson, B.C. 2010. Signatures of speciation? Distribution and diversity of Hypoplectrus (Teleostei: Serranidae) colour morphotypes. Global Ecology and Biogeography 19, 432-441.

98. Darling, E.S., McClanahan, T.R. and Côté, I.M. 2010. Combined effects of two stressors on Kenyan coral reefs are additive or antagonistic, not synergistic. Conservation Letters 3, 122-130.

97. Côté, I.M and Maljković, A. 2010. Predation rates of Indo-Pacific lionfish on Bahamian coral reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 404, 219-225.

96. Favaro, B., Rutherford, D. T., Duff, S.D., and Côté, I.M. 2010. Bycatch of rockfish and other species in British Columbia spot prawn traps: Preliminary assessment using research traps. Fisheries Research 102, 199-206.

95. Sutherland, W.J., Clout, M., Côté, I.M., Daszak, P., Depledge, M.H., Fellman, L., Fleishman, E., Garthwaite, R., Gibbons, D.W., De Lurio, J., Impey, A.J., Lickorish, F., Lindenmayer, D., Madgwick, J., Margerison, C., Maynard, T., Peck, L.S., Pretty, J., Prior, S., Redford, K.H., Scharlemann, J.P.W., Spalding, M. and Watkinson, A.R.  2010. A horizon scan of global conservation issues for 2010. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 25, 1-7.


94. Stewart, G.B., Kaiser, M.J., Côté, I.M., Halpern, B.S., Lester, S.E., Bayliss, H.R. and Pullin, A.S. 2009. Temperate marine reserves: global ecological effects and guidelines for future networks. Conservation Letters 2, 243-253.

93. Soares, M.C.,  Bshary, R. and Côté, I.M. 2009. Cleaning in pairs enhances honesty in male cleaning gobies. Behavioral Ecology 20, 1343-1347.

92. Molloy, P.P., Reynolds, J.D., Gage, M.G.J. and Côté, I.M. 2009. Effects of an artisanal fishery on non-spawning grouper populations. Marine Ecology Progress Series 392, 253-262.

91. Cardoso, S.C., Soares, M.C., Oxenford, H.A., and Côté, I.M. 2009. Interspecific differences in foraging behaviour and functional role of Caribbean parrotfish.  Marine Biodiversity Records 2, e148 (doi:10.1017/S1755267209990662)

90. Côté, I.M. and Paddack, M.J. 2009. ‘Recycling’ data to derive environmental indicators. Environmental Bioindicators 4, 195-197.

89. Alvarez-Filip, L., Dulvy, N.K., Gill, J.A., Côté, I.M. and Watkinson, A.R. 2009. Flattening of Caribbean coral reefs: region-wide declines in architectural complexity.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 276, 3019-3025.

88. Sutherland, W.J., Adams, W.M., Aronson, R.B., Aveling, R., Blackburn, T.M., Broad, S., Ceballos, G., Côté, I.M., Cowling, R.M, Da Fonseca, G.A, Dinerstein, E., Ferraro, P.J., Fleishman, E., Gascon, C., Hunter, M. Jr, Hutton, J., Kareiva, P., Kuria, A., MacDonald, D.W., MacKinnon, K., Madgwick, F.J., Mascia, M.B., McNeely, J., Milner-Gulland, E.J., Moon, S. Morley, C.G., Nelson, S., Osborn, D., Pai, M., Parsons, E.C.M., Peck, L.S., Possingham, H., Prior, S.V., Pullin, A.S., Rands, M.R.W., Ranganathan, J., Redford, K.H., Rodriguez, J.P., Seymour, F., Sobel, J., Sodhi, N.S., Stott, A., Vance-Borland, K., and Watkinson, A.R. 2009. An assessment of the 100 questions of greatest importance to the conservation of global biological diversity. Conservation Biology 23, 557-567.

87. Molloy, P.P., McLean, I.B. and Côté, I.M. 2009. Effects of marine reserve age on fish populations: a global meta-analysis. Journal of Applied Ecology 46, 743-751.

86. Paddack, M. J., Reynolds, J.D., Aguilar, C., Appeldoorn, R.S., Beets, J., Burkett, E.W., Chittaro, P.M., Clarke, K., Esteves, R., Fonseca, A.C.,Forrester, G.E.,Friiedlander, A.M., García-Sais, J.,González-Sansón, G., Jordan, L.K.B., McClellan, D.B., Miller, M.W., Molloy, P.P., Mumby,P.J., Nagelkerken, I.,Nemeth, M., Navas-Camacho, R., Pitt, J., Polunin, N.V.C., Reyes-Nivia, M.C., Robertson, D.R., Rodríguez Ramírez, A., Salas, E., Smith, S.R., Spieler, R.E., Steele, M.A., Williams, I.D., Wormald, C., Watkinson, A.R., and  Côté, I.M. 2009. Recent region-wide declines in Caribbean reef fish abundance. Current Biology 19, 590-595

85. Green, S.J. and Côté, I.M. 2009. Record densities of Indo-Pacific lionfish on Bahamian coral reefs.  Coral Reefs 28, 107-107.

84. Uyarra, M.C., Watkinson, A.R. and Côté, I.M. 2009. Managing dive tourism for the sustainable use of coral reefs:  Validating diver perceptions of attractive site features. Environmental Management 43, 1-16.


83. Darling, E.S. and Côté, I.M. 2008. Quantifying the evidence for ecological synergies.  Ecology Letters 11, 1278-1286.

82. Lengkeek, W., Didderen, K., Côté, I.M., van der Zee, E. M., Snoek R. C. and Reynolds, J. D.  2008. Plasticity in sexual size dimorphism and Rensch’s rule in Mediterranean blennies (Blenniidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology 86, 1173-1178

81. Soares, M.C., Côté, I.M., Cardoso, S.C., and Bshary, R. 2008. The cleaning goby mutualism: a system without punishment, partner switching or tactile stimulation. Journal of Zoology 276, 306-312

80. Soares, M.C., Bshary, R., and Côté, I.M. 2008. Does cleanerfish service quality depend on client value or choice options?  Animal Behaviour 76, 123-130

79. Fish, M.R., Côté, I.M., Horrocks, J. A, Watkinson, A.R. and Jones, A.P. 2008. Construction setback regulations and sea-level rise: mitigating sea turtle nesting beach loss. Ocean and Coastal Management 51, 330-341

78. Holt, B.G., Emerson, B.C., Newton, J., Gage, M. J.G. and Côté, I.M. 2008. Stable isotope analysis of the Hypoplectrus species complex reveals no evidence for dietary niche divergence. Marine Ecology Progress Series 357, 283-289

77. Soares. M.C., Bshary, R., Cardoso, S.C. and Côté, I.M. 2008. Does competition for clients increase service quality in cleaning gobies? Ethology 114, 625-632

76. Soares. M.C., Bshary, R., Cardoso, S.C. and Côté, I.M. 2008. The meaning of jolts by fish clients of cleaning gobies. Ethology 114, 209-214

75. Molloy, P.P., Reynolds, J. D., Gage, M.J.G., Mosqueira, I. and Côté, I.M. 2008. Links between sex change and fish densities in marine protected areas.  Biological Conservation 10, 30-38


74. Abernethy, K. E., Allison, E.H., Molloy, P.P. and Côté, I.M. 2007. Why do fishers fish where they fish? Using the ideal free distribution to understand the behaviour of artisanal reef fishers.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 64, 1595-1604

73. Côté, I.M. and Cheney, K.L. 2007. A protective function for aggressive mimicry?  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, B 274, 2445-2448.

72. Cheney, K.L. and Côté, I.M. 2007. Aggressive mimics profit from a model-signal receiver mutualism.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 274, 2087-2091.

71.Whiteman, E.A., Côté, I.M., and Reynolds, J.D. 2007. Ecological differences between hamlet colour morphs (Hypoplectrus: Serranidae): between-morph variation in diet.  Journal of Fish Biology 71, 235-244.

70. Uyarra, M.C. and Côté, I.M.. 2007. The quest for cryptic creatures: impacts of species-focused recreational diving on coral reefs.  Biological Conservation 136, 77-84.

69. Newton, K., Côté, I.M., Pilling, G.M, Jennings, S., and Dulvy, N.K. 2007. Current and future sustainability of island coral reef fisheries.  Current Biology 17, 655-658.

68. Soares, M.C., Cardoso, S.C., and Côté, I.M. 2007. Client preferences by Caribbean cleaning gobies: food, safety or something else?  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 61, 1015-1022.

67. Wynne, S.P. and Côté, I.M. 2007. Habitat quality masks the effects of fishing on Caribbean spotted spiny lobster (Panulirus guttatus) populations. Journal of Applied Ecology 44, 488-494.

66. Molloy, P.P., Goodwin, N.B., Côté, I.M., Reynolds, J.D., and Gage, M.J.G.2007. Sperm competition and sex change: a comparative analysis across fishes.  Evolution 61, 640-652.

65. Molloy, P.P., Goodwin, N. Côté, I.M., Gage, M.J.G., Reynolds, J. D. 2007. Predicting the effects of exploitation on male-first sex-changing fish. Animal Conservation 10, 30-38.


64. Gill, J.A., McWilliams, J.P., Watkinson, A.R, and Côté, I.M. 2006. Opposing forces of aerosol cooling and El Niño drive coral bleaching on Caribbean reefs.  PNAS 103, 18870-18873

63. Culling, M.A., Janko, K., Boron, A., Vasil’ev, V.P., Côté, I.M. and Hewitt, G.M. 2006. European colonisation by the spined loach Cobitis taenia from Ponto-Caspian refugia based on mitochondrial DNA variation.  Molecular Ecology 15, 173-190.

62. Cheney, K.L. and Côté, I.M.  2005. Frequency-dependent success of aggressive mimics in a cleaning symbiosis.  Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 272, 2635-2639.

61. Cheney, K.L. and Côté, I.M.  2005. Mutualism or parasitism?  The variable outcome of cleaning symbioses.  Biology Letters 1, 162-165.

60. McWilliams, J.P., Côté, I.M., Gill, J.A., Sutherland, W.J. and Watkinson, A.R. 2005. Accelerating impacts of coral bleaching with temperature in the Caribbean. Ecology 86, 2055-2060.

59. Uyarra, M.C., Côté, I.M., Gill, J.A., Tinch, R., Viner, D., and Watkinson, A.R. 2005.  Island-specific preferences of tourists for environmental features: implications for managing the impacts of climate change on Caribbean tourism.  Environmental Conservation 32, 11-19.

58. Côté, I.M., Gardner, T.A., Gill, J.A. and Watkinson, A.R. 2005. Measuring coral reef declines through meta-analysis.  Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 360, 385-395.

57. Hernandez-Velazquez, F. D., Galindo-Sanchez, C. E., Taylor, M. I., De la Rosa-Velez, J., Côté, I.M., Schramm, Y., Aurioles-Gamboa, D. and Rico, C. 2005. New polymorphic microsatellite markers for California sea lions (Zalophus californianus). 2005. Molecular Ecology Notes 5, 140-142.

56. Fish, M.R., Côté, I.M., Gill, J.A., Jones, A.P., Renshoff, S. and Watkinson, A.R. 2005. Predicting the impact of sea level rise on Caribbean sea turtle nesting habitat: a GIS approach.  Conservation Biology 19, 482-491.

55. Côté, I.M. and Cheney, K.L. 2005. Choosing when to be a cleaner-fish mimic.  Nature, 5 433, 211-212.

54. Balmford, A.P., Bennun, L., ten Brink, B., Cooper, D., Côté, I.M., Crane, P. Dobson, A., Dudley, N., Dutton, I., Green R.E., Gregory, R.D., Harrison, J., Kennedy, E.T., Kremen, C., Leader-Williams, N., Lovejoy, T., Mace, G., May, R.M., Mayaux, P., Morling, P., Phillips, J., Redford, K., Ricketts, T.H., Rodriguez, J.P., Sanjayan, M., Schei, P., van Jaarsveld, A., and Walther, B.A.. 2005. Science and the Convention on Biological Diversity’s 2010 target.  Science 307, 212-213.

53. Gardner, T.A., Côté, I.M., Gill, J.A., Grant, A. and Watkinson, A.R.  2005. Hurricanes and Caribbean coral reefs: immediate impacts, recovery trajectories and contribution to long-term coral decline.  Ecology 86, 174-184.

52. Côté, I.M. and Cheney, K.L. 2004. Distance-dependent costs and benefits of aggressive mimicry in a cleaning symbiosis.  Proceeding of the Royal Society 271, 2627-2630

51. Whiteman, E.A. and Côté, I.M. 2004. Individual differences in microhabitat use in a Caribbean cleaning goby: a buffer effect in a marine species?  Journal of Animal Ecology 73, 831-840.

50. Neff, B.D., Cargnelli, L.M and Côté, I.M. 2004. Solitary nesting as an alternative breeding tactic in colonial nesting bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus).  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 56, 381-387.

49. Stummer, L.E., Weller, J.A., Johnson, M.L and Côté, I.M. 2004. Size and stripes: how fish clients recognize cleaners. Animal Behaviour 68, 145-150.

48. Sikkel, P.C., Cheney, K. L. and Côté, I.M. 2004. In situ evidence for ectoparasites as a proximate cause of cleaning interactions in reef fish.  Animal Behaviour 68, 241-247.

47. Whiteman, E.A. and Côté, I.M.  2004. Monogamy in marine fishes.  Biological Reviews 79, 351-375.

46. Whiteman, E.A. and Côté, I.M.  2004. Dominance hierarchies in group-living cleaning gobies: patterns of interaction and foraging consequences. Animal Behaviour 67, 239-247.

45. Cheney, K.L. and Côté, I.M. 2003. Do ectoparasites determine cleanerfish abundance? Evidence on two spatial scales.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 263, 189-196

44. Carpenter, A.I., Côté, I.M. and Jones, C.G. 2003. Habitat use, egg laying sites and activity patterns of an endangered Mauritian gecko (Phelsuma guentheri).  Herpetology Journal 13, 155-157

43. Cheney, K.L. and Côté, I.M.  2003. The ultimate effect of being cleaned: does ectoparasite removal increase reproductive success in a damselfish client?  Behavioral Ecology 14, 892-896

42. Gardner, T., Côté, I.M., Gill, J.A., Grant, A. and Watkinson, A.R. 2003. Long-term region-wide declines in Caribbean corals. Science 301, 958-960

41. Cheney, K.L. and Côté, I.M. 2003. Indirect consequences of parental care: Sex differences in ectoparasite burden and cleaner-seeking activity in longfin damselfish.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 262, 267-275

40. Mills, S.C. and Côté, I.M. 2003. Sex-related differences in growth and morphology in blue mussels.  Journal of the Marine Biological Association 83, 1053-1057

39. Einum, S., Fleming, I.A., Côté, I.M. and Reynolds, J.D.  2003. Population stability in salmon species: effects of population size and female reproductive allocation.  Journal of Animal Ecology 72, 811-821

38. Culling, M.A., Lozano Valero, I. and Côté, I.M.  2003. Substratum preferences and diel activity patterns of British spined loach: Implications for conservation management.  Folia Biologica 51, S129-S133.

37. Whiteman, E.A. and Côté, I.M.  2003. Social monogamy in the cleaning goby Elacatinus evelynae: ecological constraints or net benefits?  Animal Behaviour 66, 281-291

36. Côté, I.M. and Molloy, P.P. 2003. Temporal variation in cleanerfish and client behaviour: does it reflect ectoparasite availability?  Ethology 109, 487-499

35. Freckleton, R.P. and Côté, I.M. 2003. Honesty and cheating in cleaning symbioses: evolutionarily stable strategies defined by variable payoffs.  Proceedings of the Royal Society 270, 299-306

34. Cheney, K.L. and Côté, I.M. 2003. Habitat choice in adult longfin damselfish: territory characteristics and relocation times.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 287, 1-12

33. Whiteman, E.A. and Côté, I.M.  2002. Sex differences in cleaning behaviour and diet of a Caribbean cleaning goby.  Journal of the Marine Biological Association, 82, 655-664

32. Côté, I.M. and Reynolds, J.D. 2002. Predictive ecology to the rescue? (Perspectives).  Science 298, 1181-1182

31. Vinyoles, D., Côté, I.M and de Sostoa, A. 2002. Nest orientation patterns in Salaria fluviatilis.  Journal of Fish Biology 61, 405-416

30. Whiteman, E.A. and Côté, I.M. 2002. Cleaning activity of two Caribbean cleaning gobies: intra- and interspecific comparisons.  Journal of Fish Biology 60, 1443-1458

29. Whiteman, E.A., Côté, I.M. and Reynolds, J.D. 2002. Do cleaning stations affect the distribution of territorial reef fishes?  Coral Reefs 21, 245-251

28. Impey, A.J., Côté, I.M., and Jones, C.G. 2002. Population size and habitat use of the Rodrigues Fody, Foudia flavicans.  Biological Conservation 107, 299-305

27. Showler, D.A., Côté, I.M. and Jones, C.G. 2002.  Population census and habitat use of Rodrigues Warbler Acrocephalus rodericanus.  Bird Conservation International 12, 223-243

26. Arnal, C., Côté, I.M., and Morand, S. 2001. Why clean and be cleaned?  The importance of client ectoparasites and mucus in a marine cleaning symbiosis.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 51: 1-7

25. Blay, N. and Côté, I.M. 2001. Optimal conditions for breeding of captive Humboldt penguins (Spheniscus humboldti): a survey of British zoos.  Zoo Biology, 20, 545-555

24. Côté, I.M., Mosqueira, I. and Reynolds, J.D.  2001. Effects of marine reserve characteristics on the protection of fish populations: a meta-analysis. Journal of Fish Biology 59 (Suppl. A), 178-189

23. Cheney, K.L. and Côté, I.M.  2001. Are Caribbean cleaning symbioses mutualistic? Costs and benefits of visiting cleaning stations to longfin damselfish.  Animal Behaviour 62, 927-933

22. Mosqueira, I., Côté, I.M., Jennings, S., and Reynolds, J.D.  2000. Conservation benefits of marine reserves for fish populations.  Animal Conservation, 4, 321-332.

21. Arnal, C. and Côté, I.M. 2000. Diet of broadstripe cleaning gobies on a Barbadian reef.  Journal of Fish Biology, 57, 1075-1082.

20. Arnal, C., Côté, I.M., Sasal, P., and Morand, S.  2000. Cleaner-client interactions on a Caribbean reef: influence of correlates of parasitism.  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 47, 353-358

19. Côté, I.M. 2000.  Evolution and ecology of cleaning symbioses in the sea.  Oceanography and Marine Biology Annual Review 38, 311-355

18. Perdices, A., Doadrio, I., Côté, I.M., Machordom, A., Economidis, P, and Reynolds, J.D. 2000. Genetic divergence and origin of Mediterranean populations of the river blenny Salaria fluviatilis.  Copeia, 2000, 723-731

20th century

17. Vinyoles, D., Côté, I.M. and Sostoa, A. 1999.  Egg cannibalism in river blennies: the role of natural prey availability.  Journal of Fish Biology 55, 1223-1232

16. Côté, I.M., Vinyoles, D., Reynolds, J.D., Doadrio, I. and Perdices, A. 1999. Potential impacts of gravel extraction on Spanish populations of river blennies (Salaria fluviatilis).  Biological Conservation 87, 359-367

15. Côté, I.M. and Jelnikar, E. 1999. Predator-induced clumping behaviour in mussels (Mytilus edulis Linnaeus). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 235, 201-211

14. Côté, I.M., Arnal, C. and Reynolds, J.D. 1998. Variation in posing behaviour among fish species visiting cleaning stations.  Journal of Fish Biology 53, Suppl. A, 256-266

13. Côté, I.M. and Reynolds, J.D. 1998.  Tropical fish: explosions and extinctions. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 13, 475-476

12. Côté, I.M., Reverdy, B. and Cooke, P.K. 1998. Less choosy or different preference?  Impact of hypoxia on hermit crab shell assessment and selection.  Animal Behaviour 56, 867-873

11. Arnal, C. and Côté, I.M. 1998. Interactions between cleaning gobies and territorial damselfishes on coral reefs.  Animal Behaviour 55, 1429-1442

10. Côté, I.M. and Sutherland, W.J. 1997. The effectiveness of removing predators to protect bird populations.  Conservation Biology 11, 395-405

9. Côté, I.M. and Poulin, R. 1995.  Parasitism and group size in social animals: a meta-analysis.  Behavioral Ecology 6, 159-165

8. Reynolds, J.D. and Côté, I.M. 1995.  Direct selection on mate choice: female blennies pay more for good mates.  Behavioral Ecology 6, 175-181

7. Côté, I.M. 1995. Effects of predatory crab effluents on byssus production in mussels.  Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 188, 233-241

6. Côté, I.M. and Gross, M.R. 1993. Reduced disease to offspring: a benefit of coloniality in sunfish. Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology 33: 269-274

5. Côté, I.M. and Hunte, W. 1993. Female blennies prefer older males. Animal Behaviour, 46: 203-205

4. Côté, I.M. and Hunte, W. 1989. Male and female mate choice in the redlip blenny: why bigger is better. Animal Behaviour 38:78-88

3. Hunte, W. and Côté, I.M. 1989. Recruitment in the redlip blenny Ophioblennius atlanticus: is space limiting? Coral Reefs 8: 45-50

2. Côté, I.M. and Hunte, W. 1989. Self-monitoring of reproductive success: nest-switching in the redlip blenny (Pisces: Blenniidae).  Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 24: 403-408

1. Hunte, W., Côté, I.M., and Tomascik, T. 1986.  On the dynamics of the mass mortality of Diadema antillarum in Barbados.  Coral Reefs 4: 135-139