Dr Joey DiBattista

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Dr Joseph DiBattista is a Research Associate of the Australian Museum. Joey was the Curator and Group Manager in the Ichthyology Section at the Australian Museum from 2018-2023. After completing his PhD at McGill University in Canada on the mating systems of tropical shark populations using pedigree-based genetics approaches, Dr DiBattista went on to complete a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada funded postdoctoral fellowship at the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (2009-2012) and a research position in the Reef Ecology Lab at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (2013-2015), both focused on the biogeography of Indo-West Pacific fishes. He then completed an Early Career Research Fellowship (ECRF) at Curtin University and continues to maintain a close collaboration with the staff and students affiliated with the TrEnD Laboratory.

Dr DiBattista's current research is focused on understanding the origins of reef fish biodiversity and how it is maintained using a combination of traditional and next generation sequencing approaches. He is particularly interested in coastal ecosystems, understanding the effects of tropicalisation on Australian fish species and identifying those that may act as indicators of change, and exploring new ways to track monitor and monitor environmental shifts in our oceans with environmental DNA (eDNA).

During his career, he has organised and/or participated in over 60 research trips, starting in the Western Atlantic Ocean and more recently moving into the Indo-West Pacific, including amazing experiences in difficult to access countries like Yemen and Somalia. Given that he also has a keen interest in creative writing, he is always receptive to media opportunities to describe exciting aspects of his research.

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  • PhD, 2009, Biology, McGill University

    Thesis title: Evolutionary Potential of a Large Marine Vertebrate: The Lemon Shark (Negaprion brevirostris)

  • MSc, 2005, Fish Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Ottawa

    Thesis title: Physiological Causes and Consequences of Social Status in Salmonid Fish.

  • BSc, 2001, Microbiology and Immunology, McGill University

Other appointments

Selected grants

  • 2024-2025 Deep-Sea Collaboration Grant with National Geographic's Exploration Technology Lab. CIs James Reimer and Tohru Naruse (University of the Ryukyus), Megan Huggett and Michael Stat (University of Newcastle), Yi-Kai Tea (AM), and Shaun Wilkinson (Wilderlab).
  • 2024-2026 National Environmental Science Program (NESP) Hub Research Grant. Mapping and characterising Australia’s tropical shellfish reefs. CIs Rod Connolly (Griffith Uni), Marina Richardson (Griffith Uni), Carmel McDougall (U St Andrews), Ben Gilby (Uni Sunshine Coast), Michael Sievers (Griffith Uni), Mark De Bruyn (Griffith Uni), Alyssa Giffin (DCCEEW), Craig Copeland (OzFish Unlimited), Robbie Porter (OzFish Unlimited), Geoff Collins (OzFish Unlimited).
  • 2023-2026 Minderoo Foundation – Flourishing Oceans – OceanOmics. Documenting Australia’s mesophotic fish diversity. CIs Yi-Kai Tea (AM), Shannon Corrigan (Minderoo), Luiz Rocha (CAS).
  • 2023-2025 Indian Ocean Territories Marine Park Grants. Coral reef monitoring, research and community engagement in the Indian Ocean Territories Marine Parks. CIs Morgan Pratchett (JCU), Jean-Paul Hobbs (UQ), Kendra Travaille (Minderoo), and Paul Tudman (UQ).
  • 2022-2024 Bioplatforms Threatened Species Initiative Partnership Proposals. Whole genome sequencing and population genomics of the endangered White’s Seahorse. CIs Michael Stat (University of Newcastle) and David Harasti (DPI).
  • 2022-2024 Blue World - Valerie Taylor Sydney- East Prize. Supporting environmental DNA and citizen science in southern Sydney Harbour. CIs David Harasti (DPI) and Shaun Wilkinson (Wilderlab NZ).
  • 2019-2024 Fisheries Research and Development Corporation (FRDC) Grant. Estimating the biomass of fish stocks using novel genetic techniques. CIs Meaghan Duncan (DPI), Matthew Broadhurst (DPI), Ashley Fowler (DPI), Elise Furlan (ANU), and Julian Hughes (DPI).
  • 2020-2023 JSPS Award for Fostering Joint International Research. Marine environmental DNA metabarcoding: understanding oceanic islands and mainland sites across anthropogenic gradients in two hemispheres. CIs James Reimer, Tohru Naruse, and Giovanni Masucci (University of the Ryukyus), Megan Huggett and Michael Stat (University of Newcastle).
  • 2019-2023 Sea World Research and Rescue Foundation Grants. Using environmental DNA to reveal and conserve hidden hotspots of large marine vertebrates within Lord Howe Island Marine Park. CIs Fabrice Jaine (SIMS), Sallyann Gudge (Lord Howe Island Marine Park), Jonathan Mitchell (UWA), and Victoria Camilieri-Asch (UWA).
  • 2020-2021 University of the Ryukyus Collaborative Research Grant. The form and function of cryptobenthic reef fishes on differentially impacted Okinawan reefs. CIs James Reimer (University of the Ryukyus) and Christopher Goatley (University of New England).
  • 2019-2021 Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation. Lizard Island Reef e-DNA Barcoding Fish Project. CI Zoe Richards (Curtin University).
  • 2019-2021 Patricia Porritt Collection Acquisition Fund. Building solutions to climate change hotspots: a strategic push to obtain DNA for East Australian fishes and invertebrates. CIs Amanda Hay (AM), Sally Reader (AM), Kerryn Parkinson (AM), Penny Berents (AM), and Shane Ahyong (AM).
  • 2019-2021 USyd-Fudan University Partnership Collaboration Awards. Gulliver and the Lilliputians: Comparative Genomics of Giant and Pygmy Wrasses and Related Parrotfishes. CIs Nathan Lo (USyd), Simon Ho (USyd), Shaohua Fan (Fudan University), and Yi-Kai Tea (USyd).
  • 2018-2020 Fondo de Investigación Centro de Humedales del Río Cruces (CEHUM). Surveys of aquatic biodiversity in the Rio Cruces Ramsar Sanctuary through environmental DNA. CIs Pablo Saenz-Agudelo (Austral University of Chile), Mauricio Soto (Austral University of Chile), Andrea Silva (Austral University of Chile), Cristian Correa (Austral University of Chile), Erwan Delrieu-Trottin (Austral University of Chile), and Luis Castaneda (Austral University of Chile).
  • 2018-2019 Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Council for Australian-Arab Relations (2018CAAR105). Bridging the gap between marine resource managers and research institutions. CIs Alyssa Marshell (Sultan Qaboos University), Mark Priest (University of Queensland), Amanda Hay (Australian Museum), and Michael Bunce (Curtin University).
  • 2016-2019 Australian Research Council Linkage Project (LP160100839). Environmental DNA: integration of new molecular methods into best-practice marine management. CIs Michael Bunce, Michael Stat, and Euan Harvey (Curtin University), Tom Gilbert (University of Copenhagen), and Stephen Newman (DPIRD).
  • 2018-2019 Dongsha Atoll Research Station Research Grant. Auditing marine biodiversity at reefs in the South China Sea impacted by global climate change using eDNA. CI Vanson Liu (National Sun Yat-sen University).
  • 2018-2019 University of the Ryukyus Collaborative Research Grant. Links between diet and microbiome of corallivores as potential indicators of coral reef health. CIs James Reimer (University of the Ryukyus), Michael Bunce (Curtin University), and Megan Huggett (University of Newcastle).
  • 2017-2018 University of the Ryukyus Collaborative Research Grant. Auditing marine biodiversity at reefs in Okinawa impacted by climate change using eDNA and next-generation sequencing. CIs James Reimer (University of the Ryukyus), and Michael Bunce (Curtin University).
  • 2016-2017 University of the Ryukyus Collaborative Research Grant. Developing molecular methods (eDNA) for marine biodiversity assessments in Okinawa. CIs James Reimer (University of the Ryukyus), and Michael Bunce (Curtin University).
  • 2016 Christmas Island Divers Association Research Grant. Documenting and conserving the marine biodiversity of Christmas Island. CIs Jean-Paul Hobbs and Maarten De Brauwer (Curtin University), Lynn van Herwerden (JCU), and Federico Vitelli (ECU).
  • 2015-2016 National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration Grant. The Socotra Archipelago: Islands at the crossroads that illuminate reef fish evolution. CIs Luiz Rocha (CAS), Jean-Paul Hobbs (Curtin University), and Tane Sinclair-Taylor (KAUST).
  • 2012-2015 King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) Collaborative Research Grant. A modern biodiversity inventory of Red Sea coral reefs. CIs Michael Berumen (KAUST), Luiz Rocha (CAS), Brian Bowen (HIMB), Howard Choat (JCU), and Andrew Baird (JCU).
  • 2014 KAUST Competitive Research Funding Scheme. Workshop on the 'Biogeography of the Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean'. CIs Michael Berumen (KAUST), Luiz Rocha (CAS), Brian Bowen (HIMB), Howard Choat (JCU), and Andrew Baird (JCU).
  • 2012-2013 National Geographic Society Committee for Research and Exploration Grant. Understanding historical and contemporary processes that shape marine biodiversity: A genetic survey of Red Sea and Arabian Sea reef fishes. CIs Luiz Rocha (CAS), Brian Bowen (HIMB), Howard Choat (JCU), and Michael Berumen (KAUST).
  • 2011-2012 AMNH Lerner-Gray Marine Research Grant. Don't be Fooled by the Red-eye Round Herring: A complete revision of the Etrumeus genus using complimentary genetic and morphometric methods. Sole CI.
  • 2007-2011 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant, Biological Oceanography Panel. Collaborative research: A comparison of the mating system and evolutionary potential of lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris (Poey), at two nursery sites in the western Atlantic. CIs Samuel Gruber (RSMAS) and Kevin Feldheim (Field Museum).
  • 2005 PADI Project AWARE Foundation Grant. A comparison of the mating system and evolutionary potential of lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris (Poey), at two nursery sites in the western Atlantic. Sole CI.



  • Caldwell, I.R., Hobbs, J.-P.A., Bowen, B., Cowman, P., DiBattista, J.D., Whitney, J., Ahti, P., Belderok, R., Canfield, S., Coleman, R., Iacchei, M., Johnston, E., Knapp, I., Nalley, E., Staeudle, T., Láruson, Á.J. (in press) Global trends and biases in biodiversity conservation research. Cell Reports - Sustainability.
  • Soliman, T., DiBattista, J.D., Fahim, R.M., and Reimer, J.D. (in press) Preliminary genetic assessment of three goatfish species in the Mediterranean Sea. The Egyptian Journal of Aquatic Research.
  • Hoese, D.F., DiBattista, J.D., and Hay, A. (in press) A review of the Heteroclinus heptaeolus complex (Pisces: Blennioidei: Clinidae), with three new species and discussion of use of proportions in taxonomic studies. Zootaxa.
  • Tea, Y.-K., Zhou, Y., Ewart, K.M., Cheng, G., Kawasaki, K., DiBattista, J.D., Ho, S.Y.W., Lo, N., and Fan, S. (2024) The spotted parrotfish genome provides insights into the evolution of a coral reef dietary specialist (Teleostei: Labridae: Scarini: Cetoscarus ocellatus). Ecology and Evolution 14: e11148. Full text
  • Rourke, M.L., Broadhurst, M.K., Fowler, A.M., Hughes, J.M., DiBattista, J.D., and Furlan, E.M. (2024) Correlated environmental DNA and electrofished estimates of relative biomass for golden perch, Macquaria ambigua. Frontiers in Fish Science 2: 1358572. Full text
  • Griffiths, M., Wade, C.M., D’Agostino, D., Berumen, M.L., Burt, J.A., DiBattista, J.D., and Feary, D.A. (2024) Phylogeography of a commercially important reef fish, Lutjanus ehrenbergii, from the coastal waters of the Arabian Peninsula. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, blad170. Full text


  • Payet, S.D., DiBattista, J.D., Newman, S.J., Rushworth, K.J., Wakefield, C.B., Evans, R.D., and Travers, M.J. (2023) Sympatric species of coral trout (Plectropomus) show contrasting patterns of genomic structure across isolated atoll reefs. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. Full text
  • Pratchett, M.S., Caballes, C.F., Hobbs, J-P.A., DiBattista, J.D., Bergseth, B., Waldie, P., Champion, C., Mc Cormack, S.P., and Hoey, A.S. (2023) Variation in physiological condition of Common Coral Trout (Plectropomus leopardus) unrelated to coral cover on Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Fishes 8: 497. Full text
  • DiBattista, J.D., Liu, S-Y.V., De Brauwer, M., Wilkinson, S., West, K., Koziol, A., and Bunce, M. (2023) Gut content metabarcoding of specialized feeders is not a replacement for environmental DNA assays of seawater in reef environments. PeerJ 11: e16075. Full text
  • Huggett, M., Hobbs, JP.A., Vitelli, F., Stat, M., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., Ellery, S., Bunce, M., and DiBattista, J.D. (2023) Gut microbial communities of hybridising pygmy angelfishes reflect species boundaries. Communications Biology 6: 542. Full text
  • Rourke, M.L., Broadhurst, M.K., Fowler, A.M, Wilkes Walburn, J., Hughes, J.M., Fielder, S., DiBattista, J.D., and Furlan, E. (2023) Investigating the potential utility of environmental DNA to provide a relative abundance index for the depleted teleost, mulloway, Argyrosomus japonicus. Diversity 15: 322. Full text
  • Coker, D.J., DiBattista, J.D., Stat, M., Arrigoni, R., Reimer, J., Terraneo, T.I., Villalobos Vazquez de la Parra, R., Nowicki, J.P., Bunce, M., and Berumen, M.L. (2023) DNA metabarcoding confirms primary targets and breadth of diet for coral reef butterflyfishes. Coral Reefs 42: 1-15. Abstract
  • Riley, I.J., DiBattista, J.D., Stewart, J., Schilling, H.T., and Suthers, I.M. (2023) Using integrative taxonomy to differentiate cryptic halfbeak species and interpret distribution patterns, fisheries landings, and speciation. Marine and Freshwater Research 74: 125-143. Full text
  • Rourke, M.L., Wilkes Walburn, J., Broadhurst, M.K., Fowler, A.M, Hughes, J.M., Fielder, S., DiBattista, J.D., and Furlan, E. (2023) Poor utility of environmental DNA for estimating the biomass of a threatened freshwater teleost; but clear direction for future candidate assessments. Fisheries Research 258: 106545 . Full text


  • Moore, G.I., Wakefield, C.B., DiBattista, J.D., and Newman, S.J. (2022) Hyporthodus griseofasciatus (Perciformes: Epinephelidae), a new species of deep-water grouper from the west coast of Australia. Journal of Fish Biology 101: 1540-1556. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Shalders, T., Reader, S., Hay, A., Parkinson, K., Williams, R.J., Stuart-Smith, J., and McGrouther, M. (2022) A comprehensive analysis of all known fishes from Sydney Harbour. Marine Pollution Bulletin 185: 114239. Full text
  • De Brauwer, M., Chariton, A., Clarke, L.J., Cooper, M.K., DiBattista, J.D., Furlan, E., Giblot-Ducray. D., Gleeson, D., Harford, A., Herbert, S., MacDonald, A.J., Miller, A., Montgomery, K., Mooney, T., Noble, L.M., Rourke, M., Sherman, C.D.H., Stat, M., Suter, L., West, K.M., White, N., Villacorta-Rath, C., Zaiko, A., and Trujillo-Gonzalez, A. (2022 - Report) Environmental DNA protocol development guide for biomonitoring. National eDNA Reference Centre, Canberra. Full text
  • De Brauwer, M., Chariton, A., Clarke, L.J., Cooper, M.K., DiBattista, J.D., Furlan, E., Giblot-Ducray, D., Gleeson, D., Harford, A., Herbert, S., MacDonald, A.J., Miller, A., Montgomery, K., Mooney, T., Noble, L.M., Rourke, M., Sherman, C.D.H., Stat, M., Suter, L., West, K.M., White, N., Villacorta-Rath, C., Zaiko, A., and Trujillo-Gonzalez, A. (2022 - Report) Environmental DNA test validation guidelines. National eDNA Reference Centre, Canberra. Full text
  • Richards, Z., Stat, M., Heydenrych, M., and DiBattista, J.D. (2022 - Book Chapter) Environmental DNA for Biodiversity Monitoring of Coral Reefs. Pages 203-224 In M.J.H. van Oppen and M. Aranda Lastra (eds.) Coral Reef Conservation and Restoration in the ‘Omics’ Age. Springer Publishing. Abstract
  • Gaither, M.R. and DiBattista, J.D. (2022 - Book Chapter) Phylogeography and the Fundamentals of Population Genetic Analyses. Pages 207-245 In S. Midway, C. Hasler, and P. Chakrabarty (eds) Methods for Fish Biology, 2nd Edition. American Fisheries Society, Bethesda, Maryland. Abstract
  • Payet, S.D., Pratchett, M.S., Berumen, M.L., Saenz-Agudelo, P., DiBattista, J.D., and Harrison, H.B. (2022) Demographic histories shape population genetic structure in the common coral grouper (Plectropomus leopardus). Evolutionary Applications 15: 1221-1235. Full text
  • Salvador, Z., Fairclough, D., Dowling, C., DiBattista, J.D., Austin, R., Wernberg, T., and Taylor, B. (2022) Maximization of fitness by phenological and phenotypic plasticity in range expanding rabbitfish (Siganidae). Journal of Animal Ecology 91: 1666-1678. Full text
  • Wilkes Walburn, J., Rourke, M.L., Furlan, E., DiBattista, J.D., Broadhurst, M.K., Fowler, A.M., Hughes, J.M., and Fielder, S. (2022) Robust environmental DNA assay development and validation: a case study with two vulnerable Australian fish. Aquatic Conservation: Freshwater and Marine Ecosystems 32: 1225-1231. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Riley, I.J., Fowler, A.M., Reader, S., Hay, A., Parkinson, K., and Hobbs, J.-P.A. (2022) The use of environmental DNA to monitor impacted coastal estuaries. Marine Pollution Bulletin 181: 113860. Abstract
  • Hobbs, J.-P.A., Richards, Z.T., Popovic, I., Lei, C., Staeudle, T.M., Montanari, S.R., and DiBattista, J.D. (2022) Hybridisation and the evolution of coral reef biodiversity. Coral Reefs 41: 535-549. Abstract
  • Hunt, D.A.G.A., DiBattista, J.D., and Hendry, A.P. (2022) Effects of insularity on genetic diversity within and among natural populations. Ecology and Evolution 12: e8887. Full text
  • Gaither, M.R., DiBattista, J.D., Leray, M., and von der Heyden, S. (2022) Metabarcoding the marine environment: from single species to biogeographic patterns. Environmental DNA – Special Issue 4: 3-8. Full text
  • DiBattista, J.D., Berumen, M.L., Priest, M.A., De Brauwer, M., Coker, D.J., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., Hay, A., Bruss, G., Mansour, S., Bunce, M., Goatley, C., Power, M., and Marshell, A.L. (2022) Environmental DNA reveals a multi-taxa biogeographic break across the Arabian Sea and Sea of Oman. Environmental DNA – Special Issue 4: 206-221. Full text
  • Saenz-Agudelo, P., Delrieu-Trottin, E., DiBattista, J.D., Martínez, D., Morales-Gonzáles, S., Pontigo, F., Ramirez, P., Silva, A., Soto, M., and Correa, C. (2022) Monitoring vertebrate biodiversity of a protected coastal wetland using eDNA metabarcoding. Environmental DNA – Special Issue 4: 77-92. Full text
  • Rourke, M.L., Fowler, A., Hughes, J., Broadhurst, M.K., DiBattista, J.D., Fielder, S., Wilkes-Walburn, J., and Furlan, E. (2022) Environmental DNA (eDNA) as a tool for assessing fish biomass: A review of approaches and future considerations for resource surveys. Environmental DNA – Special Issue 4: 9-33. Full text
  • Tea, Y.-K., Xu, X., DiBattista, J.D., Lo, N., Cowman, P.F., and Ho, S. (2022) Fairy wrasses and fairy tales: Phylogenomic analysis of concatenated ultraconserved elements reveals the recent evolutionary radiation of the wrasse genus Cirrhilabrus (Teleostei: Labridae). Systematic Biology 71: 1-12. Abstract


  • DiBattista, J.D., West, K., Hay, A.C., Hughes, J.M., Fowler, A.M., and McGrouther, M.A. (2021) Community-based citizen science projects can support the distributional monitoring of fishes. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 31: 3580-3593. Full text
  • Gajdzik, L., DeCarlo, T.M, Koziol, A., Mousavi-Derazmahalleh, M., Coghlan, M., Power, M., Bunce, M., Fairclough, D.V., Travers, M.J., Moore, G.I., and DiBattista J.D. (2021) Climate-assisted persistence of tropical vagrants in marine temperate ecosystems. Communications Biology 4: 1231. Full text
  • West, K., Travers, M., Stat, M., Harvey, E.S., Richards, Z.T., DiBattista, J.D., Skepper, C., Heydenrych, M., Newman, S.J., and Bunce, M. (2021) Large-scale eDNA metabarcoding survey reveals marine biogeographic break and transitions over tropical north-western Australia. Diversity and Distributions 27: 1942-1957. Full text
  • de Bruyn, M., Barbato, M., DiBattista, J.D., and Broadhurst, M.K. (2021) Secondary predation constrains DNA-based diet reconstruction in two threatened shark species. Scientific Reports 11: 18350. Full text
  • DiBattista, J.D., Taylor, B.M., Hobbs, J.-P.A., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., Coker, D.J., Trip, E.D.L., Choat, J.H., Cortés, D.L., Kandler, N.M., and Berumen, M.L. (2021) Growth patterns of specialized reef fishes distributed across the Red Sea to Gulf of Aden. Environmental Biology of Fishes 104: 967-976. Full text


  • Gaither, M.R., Coker, D.J., Greaves, S., Sarigol, F., Payet, S., Chaidez, V., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., DiBattista, J.D., and Berumen, M.L. (2020) Does colour matter? Molecular and ecological divergence in four sympatric colour morphs of a coral reef fish. Ecology and Evolution 10: 9663-9681. Full text
  • Rocha, L.R., DiBattista, J.D., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., and Berument, M.L. (2020) Wolves in sheep’s clothing: Three new cases of aggressive mimicry in Red Sea coral reef fishes. Journal of Natural History 54: 1019-1023. Abstract
  • Nester, G., De Brauwer, M., Koziol, A., West, K., DiBattista, J.D., White, N., Power, M., Heydenrych, M., Harvey, E., and Bunce, M. (2020) Development and evaluation of fish eDNA metabarcoding assays facilitates the detection of cryptic seahorse taxa (family: Syngnathidae). Environmental DNA 2: 614-626. Full text
  • Tea, Y.-K., Hobbs, J.P.A., Vitelli, V., DiBattista, J.D., Ho, S.Y.W., and Lo, N. (2020) Angels in disguise: sympatric hybridization in the marine angelfishes is widespread and occurs between deeply divergent lineages. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Biological Sciences 287: 20201459. Full text
  • Eble, J.A., Daly-Engel, T.S., DiBattista, J.D., Koziol, A., and Gaither, M.R. (2020) Marine Environmental DNA: Approaches, Applications, and Opportunities. Advances in Marine Biology 86: 141-169. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Reimer, J.D., Stat, M., Masucci, G.D., Biondi, P., De Brauwer, M., Wilkinson, S.P., Chariton, A.A., and Bunce, M. (2020) Environmental DNA can act as a biodiversity barometer of anthropogenic pressures in coastal ecosystems. Scientific Reports 10: 8365. Full text
  • DiBattista, J.D., Saenz-Agudelo, P., Piatek, M., Cagua, E.F., Choat, J.H., Bowen, B.W., Rocha, L.A., Gaither, M.R., Hobbs, J.P., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., McIlwain, J.H., Priest, M.A., Braun, C.D., Hussey, N., Kessel, S., and Berumen, M.L. (2020) Population genomic response to an environmental gradient by widespread and endemic fishes of the Arabian Peninsula. Ecology and Evolution 10: 4314-4330. Full text
  • Takahashi, M., DiBattista, J.D., Jarman, S., Newman, S.J., Wakefield, C., Harvey, E.S., and Bunce, M. (2020) Partitioning of diet between species and life history stages of sympatric and cryptic snappers (Lutjanidae) based on DNA metabarcoding. Scientific Reports 10: 4319. Full text
  • West, K., Stat, M., Harvey, E.S., Skepper, C.L., DiBattista, J.D., Richards, Z.T., Travers, M.J., Newman, S.J., and Bunce, M. (2020) eDNA metabarcoding survey reveals fine-scale coral reef community variation across a remote, tropical island ecosystem. Molecular Ecology 29: 1069-1086. Abstract


  • Atta, C.J., Coker, D.J., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., DiBattista, J.D., Kattan, A., Monroe, A., and Berumen, M.L. (2019) Conspicuous and cryptic reef fishes from a unique and economically important region in the northern Red Sea. PLoS ONE 14: e0223365. Full text
  • Parker, J.R.C., Saunders, B.J., Bennett, S., DiBattista, J.D., Shalders, T.C., and Harvey, E.S. (2019) Shifts in Labrid geographical distribution along a unique and dynamic coastline. Diversity and Distributions 25: 1787-1799. Full text
  • Dornelas, M., Madin, E.M.P., Bunce, M., DiBattista, J.D., Johnson, M., Madin, J.S., Magurran, A.E., McGill, B.J., Pettorelli, N., Pizarro, O., Williams, S.B., Winter, M., and Bates, A.E. (2019) Towards a macroscope: leveraging technology to transform the breadth, scale and resolution of macroecological data. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28: 1937-1948. Full text
  • Torquato, F., Range, P., Ben-Hamadou, R., Sigsgaard, E.E., Thomsen, P.F., Riera, R., Berumen, M.L., Burt, J.A., Feary, D.A., Marshell, A., D’Agostino, D., DiBattista, J.D., and Møller, P.R. (2019) Consequences of marine barriers on genetic diversity of the coral-specialist yellowbar angelfish from the Western Indian Ocean. Ecology and Evolution 9: 11215-11226. Full text
  • He, S., Robitzch, V., Hobbs, J.P.A., Travers, M.J., Cortes, D.L., Berumen, M.L., and DiBattista, J.D. (2019) An examination of introgression and incomplete lineage sorting among three closely related species of chocolate-dipped damselfish (genus: Chromis). Ecology and Evolution 9: 5458-5478. Full text
  • Crandall, E.D., Gaither, M.R., Bird, C., Treml, E., Beger, M., Liggins, L., Barber, P., Bowen, B.W., Connolly, S., Cowman, P., DiBattista, J.D., Eble, J., Magnuson, S.F., Horne, J., Kochzius, M., Liu, S.Y., Ludt, B., Madduppa, H., Pandolfi, J., Toonen, R.J., Contributing Members of the Diversity of the Indo-Pacific Network, and Riginos, C. (2019) The molecular biogeography of the Indo-Pacific: testing hypotheses with multispecies genetic patterns. Global Ecology and Biogeography 28: 943-960. Full text
  • Stat, M., John, J., DiBattista, J.D., Newman, S.J., Bunce, M., and Harvey, E. (2019) Combined use of eDNA metabarcoding and video surveillance for the assessment of fish biodiversity. Conservation Biology 33: 196-205. Full text
  • Crandall, E.D., Toonen, R.J., ToBo Laboratory, and Selkoe, K.A. (2019) A coalescent sampler successfully detects biologically meaningful population structure overlooked by F-statistics. Evolutionary Applications 12: 255-265. Full text
  • DiBattista, J.D., Reimer, J.D., Stat, M., Masucci, G.D., Biondi, P., De Brauwer, M., and Bunce, M. (2019) Digging for DNA at depth: rapid universal metabarcoding surveys (RUMS) as a tool to detect coral reef biodiversity across a depth gradient. PeerJ 7: e6379. Full text
  • Koziol, A., Stat, M., Simpson, T., Jarman, S., DiBattista, J.D., Harvey, E., Marnane, M., McDonald, J., and Bunce, M. (2019) Environmental DNA metabarcoding studies are critically affected by substrate selection. Molecular Ecology Resources 19: 366-376. Abstract


  • DiBattista, J.D., Alfaro, M.E., Sorenson, L., Choat, J.H., Hobbs, J.P., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., Rocha, L.A., Chang, J., Luiz, O.J., Cowman, P.F., Friedman, M., and Berumen, M.L. (2018) Ice ages and butterflyfishes: phylogenomics elucidates the ecological and evolutionary history of reef fishes in an endemism hotspot. Ecology and Evolution 8: 10989-11008. Full text
  • DiBattista, J.D., Wakefield, C.B., Moore, G.I., Bunce, M., Williams, A.J., O’Malley, J.M., Humphreys, R.L. Jr, Halafihi, T., Williams, A., Green, M.A., Graham, K., Tucker, S.J., Cruz, E., and Newman, S.J. (2018) Genomic and life-history discontinuity in a deep-water grouper reveals a cryptic species and gene flow between tropical and temperate marine ecosystems. Ecological Genetics and Genomics 9: 23-33. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Wang, X., Saenz-Agudelo, P., Piatek, M., Aranda, M., and Berumen, M.L. (2018) Draft genome of an iconic Red Sea reef fish, the blacktail butterflyfish (Chaetodon austriacus): current status and its characteristics. Molecular Ecology Resources, From the Cover Feature 18: 347-355. Abstract
  • Jones, J., DiBattista, J.D., Stat, M., Bunce, M., Boyce, M., Fairclough, D., Travers, M., and Huggett, M.J. (2018) The microbiome of the gastrointestinal tract of a range-shifting marine herbivorous fish. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 2000. Full text
  • Coker, D.J., DiBattista, J.D., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., and Berumen, M.L. (2018) Spatial patterns of cryptobenthic coral reef fishes in the Red Sea. Coral Reefs 37: 193-199. Abstract
  • Siepielski, A., Morrissey, M.B., Buoro, M., Carlson, S.M., Caruso, C.M., Clegg, S.M., Coulson, T., DiBattista, J.D., Gotanda, K.M., Francis, C.D., Hereford, J., Kingsolver, J.G., Augustine, K.E., Kruuk, L.E.B., Martin, R.A., Sheldon, B.C., Sletvold, N., Svensson, E.I., Wade, M.J., and MacColl, A.D.C. (2018) Response to Comment on Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection. Science 359: eaan5760. Abstract
  • Hobbs, J-P.A., DiBattista, J.D., and Sinclair-Taylor, T.H. (2018) Breakdown in assortative mating leads to hybrid swarms in pygmy angelfishes. Coral Reefs 37: 155. Abstract


  • Stat, M., Huggett, M.J., Bernasconi, R., DiBattista, J.D., Berry, T., Newman, S., Harvey, E., and Bunce, M. (2017) Ecosystem biomonitoring with eDNA: metabarcoding across the tree of life in a tropical marine environment. Scientific Reports 7: 12240. Full text
  • DiBattista, J.D., Travers, M.J., Moore, G.I., Evans, R.D., Newman, S.J., Feng, M., Moyle, S.D., Gorton, R.J., Saunders, T., and Berry, O. (2017) Seascape genomics reveals fine-scale patterns of dispersal for a reef fish along the ecologically divergent coast of Northwestern Australia. Molecular Ecology 26: 6206-6223. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Coker, D., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., Stat, M., Berumen, M.L, and Bunce, M. (2017) Assessing the utility of eDNA as a tool to survey reef fish communities in the Red Sea. Coral Reefs 36: 1245-1252. Abstract
  • Newman, S.J., Wakefield, C.B., Williams, A.J., O’Malley, J.M., Taylor, B.M., Nicol, S.J., Nichol, R.S., Hesp, S.A., Hall, N.G., Hill, N., Ong, J.J.L., Andrews, A.H., Wellington, C.M., Harvey, E.S., Mous, P., Oyafuso, Z.S., Pardee, C., Bunce, M., DiBattista, J.D., and Moore, B.R. (2017) International workshop on advancing methods to overcome challenges associated with life history and stock assessments of data-poor deep-water snappers and groupers. Marine Policy 79: 78-83. Abstract
  • Hussey, N.E., DiBattista, J.D., Moore, J.W., Ward, E.J., Fisk, A.T., Kessel, S.T., Feldheim, K.A., Gruber, S.H., Guttridge, T., Weideli, O.C., and Chapman, D.D. (2017) Risky business for a juvenile marine predator? An indirect test of the influence of foraging strategies on size and growth rate in the wild. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Biological Sciences 284: 20170166. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Saenz-Agudelo, P., Piatek, M., Wang, X., Aranda, M., and Berumen, M.L. (2017) Using a butterflyfish genome as a general tool for RAD-Seq studies in specialized reef fish. Molecular Ecology Resources 17: 1330-1341. Abstract
  • Berumen, M.L., DiBattista, J.D., and Rocha, L.A. (2017) Introduction to virtual issue on Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean biogeography. Journal of Biogeography – virtual issue 44: 1923-1926. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Gaither, M.R., Hobbs, J.P., Rocha, L.A., and Bowen, B.W. (2017) Response to Delrieu-Trottin et al.: Hybrids, color variants and the consistently devilish taxonomy of pygmy angelfishes. Journal of Heredity108: 337-339. Full Text
  • DiBattista, J.D., Bowen, B.W., Gaither, M.R., Hobbs, J-P.A., Saenz-Agudelo, P., Piatek, M., Rocha, L.A., Choat, J.H., McIlwain, J., Priest, M.A., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., and Berumen, M.L. (2017) Comparative phylogeography of eleven reef fishes across the Arabian Sea reveals two cryptic lineages. Coral Reefs 36: 625-638. Abstract
  • Siepielski, A., Morrissey, M.B., Buoro, M., Carlson, S.M., Caruso, C.M., Clegg, S.M., Coulson, T., DiBattista, J.D., Gotanda, K.M., Francis, C.D., Hereford, J., Kingsolver, J.G., Augustine, K.E., Kruuk, L.E.B., Martin, R.A., Sheldon, B.C., Sletvold, N., Svensson, E.I., Wade, M.J., and MacColl, A.D.C. (2017) Precipitation drives global variation in natural selection. Science 355: 959-962. Abstract


  • DiBattista, J.D., Gaither, M.R., Hobbs, J.P., Rocha, L.A., and Bowen, B.W. (2016) Angelfishes, paper tigers and the devilish taxonomy of the Centropyge flavissima complex. Journal of Heredity 107: 647-653. Full Text
  • Payet, S.D., Hobbs, J.P., DiBattista, J.D., Newman, S.J., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., Berumen, M.L., and McIlwain, J.L. (2016) Hybridisation among grouper species (genus Cephalopholis) at the Eastern Indian Ocean suture zone: taxonomic and evolutionary implications. Coral Reefs 35: 1157-1169. Abstract
  • Bowen, B.W., Gaither, M.R., DiBattista, J.D., Iacchei, M., Andrews, K.R., Grant, W.S., Toonen, R.J., and Briggs, J.C. (2016) Comparative phylogeography of the ocean planet. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 113: 7962-7969. Full Text
  • Brooks, J.L., Guttridge, T.L., Franks, B.R., Grubbs, D.R., Chapman, D.D., Gruber, S.H., DiBattista, J.D., and Feldheim, K. (2016) Using genetic inference to re-evaluate the minimum longevity of the lemon shark, Negaprion brevirostris. Journal of Fish Biology 88: 2067-2074. Abstract
  • Ahti, A.P., Coleman, R.R., DiBattista, J.D., Berumen, M.L., Rocha, L.A., and Bowen, B.W. (2016) Phylogeography of Indo-Pacific reef fishes: Sister wrasses Coris gaimard and C. cuvieri in the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean. Journal of Biogeography – virtual issue 43: 1103-1115. Abstract
  • Waldrop, E., Hobbs, J.P., Randall, J.E., DiBattista, J.D., Rocha, L.A., Kosaki, R.K., Berumen, M.L., and Bowen, B.W. (2016) Phylogeography, population structure and evolution of coral-feeding butterflyfishes (Subgenus Corallochaetodon). Journal of Biogeography – virtual issue 43: 1116-1129. Abstract
  • Selkoe, K.A., Gaggiotti, O., Treml, E.A., Wren, J.L.K., Donovan, M., Hawai’i Reef Connectivity Consortium, and Toonen, R.J. (2016) The DNA of coral reef biodiversity: predicting and protecting genetic diversity of reef assemblages. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Biological Sciences 283: 20160354. Full text
  • Coleman, R., Eble, J., DiBattista, J.D., Rocha, L.A., Randall, J.E., Berumen, M.L., and Bowen, B.W. (2016) Regal phylogeography: range-wide survey of the marine angelfish Pygoplites diacanthus reveals evolutionary partitions between the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, and Pacific Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100: 243-253. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Whitney, J., Craig, M.T., Hobbs, J. P., Rocha, L.A., Feldheim, K.A., Beurmen, M.L., and Bowen, B.W. (2016) Surgeons and suture zones: hybridization and introgression among four surgeonfish species in the Indo-Pacific. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 101: 203-215. Abstract
  • Priest, M., DiBattista, J.D., McIlwain, J., Taylor, B.M., Hussey, N.E., and Berumen, M.L. (2016) A bridge too far: dispersal barriers and cryptic speciation in an Arabian Peninsula grouper (Cephalopholis hemistiktos). Journal of Biogeography – virtual issue. 43: 820-832. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Roberts, M., Bouwmeester, J., Bowen, B.W., Coker, D.F., Lozano-Cortés, D.F., Choat, J.H., Gaither, M.R., Hobbs, J.P., Khalil, M., Kochzius, M., Myers, R., Paulay, G., Robitzch, V., Saenz-Agudelo, P., Salas, E., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., Toonen, R.J., Westneat, M., Williams, S., and Berumen, M.L. (2016) A review of contemporary patterns of endemism for shallow water reef fauna in the Red Sea. Journal of Biogeography – virtual issue 43: 423-439. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Choat, J.H., Gaither, M.R., Hobbs, J.P., Lozano-Cortés, D.F., Myers, R.F., Paulay, G., Rocha, L.A., Toonen, R.J., Westneat, M., and Berumen, M.L. (2016) On the origin of endemic species in the Red Sea. Journal of Biogeography – virtual issue 43: 13-30. Abstract


  • Saenz-Agudelo, P., DiBattista, J.D., Piatek, M., Gaither, M., Harrison, H., Nanninga, G., and Berumen, M.L. (2015) Seascape genetics along environmental gradients in the Arabian Peninsula: insights from ddRAD sequencing of anemonefishes. Molecular Ecology 24: 6241-6255. Abstract
  • Fernandez-Silva, I., Randall, J.E., Coleman, R.R., DiBattista, J.D., Rocha, L.A., Reimer, J.D., Meyer, C.G., and Bowen, B.W. (2015) Yellow tails in a Red Sea: Phylogeography of the Indo-Pacific goatfish Mulloidichthys flavolineatus reveals isolation in peripheral biogeographical provinces and a cryptic evolutionary lineages. Journal of Biogeography – virtual issue 42: 2402-2413. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Waldrop, E., Rocha, L.A., Craig, M.T., Berumen, M.L., and Bowen, B.W. (2015) Blinded by the bright: A lack of congruence between colour morph and phylogeography for a cosmopolitan Indo-Pacific butterflyfish, Chaetodon auriga. Journal of Biogeography – virtual issue 42: 1919-1929. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Rocha, L.A., Hobbs, J.P., He, S., Priest, M.A., Sinclair-Taylor, T.H., Bowen, B.W., and Berumen, M.L. (2015) When biogeographical provinces collide: hybridization of reef fishes at the crossroads of marine biogeographical provinces in the Arabian Sea. Journal of Biogeography – virtual issue 42: 1601-1614. Abstract
  • Malvezzi, A.J., Murray, C.S., Feldheim, K.A., DiBattista, J.D., Garant, D., Gobler, C.J., Chapman, D.D., and Baumann, H. (2015) A quantitative genetic approach to assess the evolutionary potential of a coastal marine fish to ocean acidification. Evolutionary Applications 8: 352-362. Full Text


  • DiBattista, J.D., Randall, J.E., Newman, S.J., and Bowen B.W. (2014) Round herring (genus Etrumeus) contain distinct evolutionary lineages coincident with a biogeographic barrier along Australia’s southern temperate coastline. Marine Biology 161: 2465-2477. Abstract
  • Selkoe, K.A., Gaggiotti, O.E., Andrews, K., Bernal, M., Bird, C., Bolick, H., Baums, I., Coleman, R., Concepcion, G., DiBattista, J.D., Eble, J., Fernandez-Silva, I., Gaither, M., Iacchei, M., Polato, N.R., Rivera, M., Rocha, L., Skillings, D., Timmers, M., Szabo, Z., Bowen, B.W., Toonen, T.J. (2014) Emergent patterns of population genetic structure for a coral reef community. Molecular Ecology 23: 3064-3079. Abstract
  • Gaither, M.R., Schultz, J.K., Bellwood, D., Rocha, L., Pyle, R.L., DiBattista, J.D., and Bowen, B.W. (2014) Evolution of the pygmy angelfishes: recent divergences, introgression, and the usefulness of color as a taxonomic trait. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 74: 38-47. Abstract
  • Feldheim, K.A., Gruber, S.H., DiBattista, J.D., Babcock, E.A., Kessel, S.A., Hendry, A.P., Pikitch, E.K., Ashley, M.V., and Chapman, D.D. (2014) Two decades of genetic profiling yields first evidence of natal philopatry and long-term fidelity to parturition sites in sharks. Molecular Ecology 23: 110-117. Abstract


  • Siepielski, A., Gotanda, K., Morrisey, M., Diamond, S., DiBattista, J.D., and Carlson, S. (2013) The spatial patterns of directional phenotypic selection. Ecology Letters 16: 1382-1392. Full Text
  • Bowen, B.W., Rocha, L.A., Bird, C.J., Karl, S.A., Eble, J.A., Skillings, D., Gaither, M.R., DiBattista, J.D., Craig, M.T., and Toonen, R.J. (2013) The origins of tropical marine biodiversity. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28: 359-366. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Berumen, M.L., Gaither, M.R., Rocha, L.A., Eble, J.A., Choat, J.H., Craig, M.T., Skillings, D.J., and Bowen, B.W. (2013) After continents divide: Comparative phylogeography of reef fishes from the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1170-1181. Abstract
  • Walter, R.P., Kessel, S.T., Alhasan, N., Fisk, A.T., Heath, D.D., Chekchak, T., Klaus, R., Younis, M., Hill, G., Jones, B., Braun, C.D., Berumen, M.L., DiBattista, J.D., Priest, M.A., and Hussey, N.E. (2013) First record of living Manta alfredi x Manta birostris hybrid. Marine Biodiversity 1-2.
  • Randall, J.E. and DiBattista, J.D. (2013) A new species of damselfish (Pomacentridae) from the Indian Ocean. Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology 19: 1-16.


  • DiBattista, J.D., Rocha, L.A., Craig, M.T., Feldheim, K.A., and Bowen, B.W. (2012) Phylogeography of two closely related Indo-Pacific butterflyfish reveal divergent evolutionary histories and discordant results from mtDNA and microsatellites. Journal of Heredity 103: 617-629. Full Text
  • Jennings, D.E., DiBattista, J.D., Stump, K., Hussey, N. E., Franks, B.R., Grubbs, R. D., and Gruber, S.H. (2012) Assessment of the aquatic biodiversity of a threatened coastal lagoon at Bimini, Bahamas. Journal of Coastal Conservation 16: 405-428. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Waldrop, E., Bowen, B.W., Schultz, J.K., Gaither, M.R., Pyle, R.L., and Rocha, L.A. (2012) Twisted sister species of Pygmy Angelfishes: Discordance between taxonomy, coloration, and phylogenetics. Coral Reefs 31: 839-851. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Randall, J.E., and Bowen, B.W. (2012) Review of the round herrings of the genus Etrumeus from Africa, with descriptions of two new species. Cybium 36: 447-460. Full Text
  • Randall, J.E. and DiBattista, J.D. (2012) Etrumeus makiawa, a new species of Round Herring (Clupeidae: Dussumierinae) from the Hawaiian Islands. Pacific Science 66: 97-110. Abstract


  • Guttridge, T.L., Gruber, S.H., DiBattista, J.D., Feldheim, K.A., Croft, D., Krause, S., and Krause, J. (2011) Assortative interactions and leadership in a free-ranging population of juvenile lemon sharks, Negaprion brevirostris. Marine Ecology Progress Series 423: 235-245. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Wilcox, C., Craig, M.T., Rocha, L.A., and Bowen, B. (2011) Phylogeographic survey of the Indo-Pacific surgeonfish, Acanthurus nigroris, reveals high connectivity and a cryptic endemic species in the Hawaiian Archipelago. Journal of Marine Biology - Special issue on “Ecosystem Management of Pacific Islands”. Full Text
  • DiBattista, J.D., Feldheim, K.A., Garant, D., Gruber, S.H., and Hendry, A.P. (2011) Anthropogenic disturbance and evolutionary parameters in natural populations: Some surprising results from a lemon shark population experiencing habitat loss. Evolutionary Applications 4: 1-17. Full Text
  • Siepielski, A.M., DiBattista, J.D., Evans, J.A., and Carlson, S. (2011) Differences in the temporal dynamics of phenotypic selection among fitness components in the wild. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Biological Sciences 278: 1572-1580. Full Text
  • Randall, J.E., DiBattista, J.D., and Wilcox, C. (2011) Acanthurus nigros Günther, a valid species of surgeonfish, distinct from the Hawaiian A. nigroris Valenciennes. Pacific Science 65: 265-275. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D. and Feldheim, K.A. (2011) Isolation and characterization of eight microsatellite loci in Chaetodon ornatissimus and cross-amplification in a sympatric sister species, Chaetodon meyeri. Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 213-216. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Feldheim, K.A., and Bowen, B.W. (2011) Microsatellite DNA markers to resolve population structure and hybridization of two closely related surgeonfish species, Acanthurus nigricans and Acanthurus leucosternon. Conservation Genetics Resources 3: 159-162. Abstract


  • Crispo, E., DiBattista, J.D., Correa, C., Thibert-Plante, X., McKellar, A.E., Schwartz, A. K., Berner, D., De León, L.F., and Hendry, A.P. (2010) The evolution of phenotypic plasticity in response to anthropogenic disturbance. Evolutionary and Ecology Research 12: 47-66. Full Text


  • Siepielski, A., DiBattista, J.D., and Carlson, S. (2009) It’s about time: The temporal dynamics of selection in the wild. Ecology Letters 12: 1-16. Abstract
  • Chapman, D.D., Babcock, E.A., Gruber, S.H., DiBattista, J.D., Franks, B., Kessel, S., Guttridge, T., Pikitch, E.K., and Feldheim, K.A. (2009) Long term natal site- fidelity by immature lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) at a subtropical island. Molecular Ecology 18: 3500-3507. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Feldheim, K.A., Garant, D., Gruber, S.H., and Hendry, A.P. (2009) Evolutionary potential of a large marine vertebrate: Quantitative genetic parameters in a wild population. Evolution 63: 1051-1067. Full Text


  • DiBattista, J.D., Feldheim, K.A., Thibert-Plante, X., Gruber, S.H. and Hendry, A.P. (2008). A genetic assessment of polyandry and breeding site fidelity in lemon sharks. Molecular Ecology 17: 3337-3351. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D., Feldheim, K.A., Gruber, S.H. and Hendry, A.P. (2008) Are indirect genetic benefits associated with polyandry? A test in a natural population of lemon sharks. Molecular Ecology 17: 783-795. Abstract
  • DiBattista, J.D. (2008) Patterns of genetic variation in anthropogenically impacted populations. Conservation Genetics 9: 141-156. Abstract


  • DiBattista, J.D., Feldheim, K.A., Gruber, S.H. and Hendry, A.P. (2007) When bigger is not better: Selection against large size, high condition, and fast growth in juvenile lemon sharks. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 201-212. Full Text


  • DiBattista, J.D., Levesque, H.M., Moon, T. and Gilmour, K.M. (2006) Growth depression in socially subordinate rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss: More than a fasting effect. Physiological and Biochemical Zoology 79: 675-687. Abstract


  • DiBattista, J.D., Anisman, H., Whitehead, M. and Gilmour, K.M. (2005) The effects of cortisol on social status and brain monoaminergic activity in freshwater rainbow trout. Journal of Experimental Biology 208: 2707-2718. Full Text
  • Gilmour, K.M., DiBattista, J.D., and Thomas, J. (2005) Physiological causes and consequences of social status in salmonid fish. Integrative and Comparative Biology 45: 263-273. Full Text

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