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Marc Hensel

Marc Hensel

Research Emphasis:

Multiple consumer interactions in salt marshes

Contact Information:

Primary Organization:  University of Florida

Mailing Address:

Marc Simon Hensel
Department of Biology
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611

E-Mail:  mhensel@vims.edu

GCE Data Sets:

MSH-GCED-2308 (Pred-Ex: Long Term Salt Marsh Predator Exclusion Experiment Conducted at Sapelo Island, GA)

INV-GCES-1112 (Study of Salt Marsh Consumer Diversity and Ecosystem Function on Sapelo Island, Georgia, from May-December 2011)

GCE Publications and Presentations: (custom bibliography)

Journal Articles

Petillon, J., McKinley, E., Alexander, M., Adams, J.B., Angelini, C., Balke, T., Griffin, J., Bouma, T.J., Hacker, S.D., He, Q., Hensel, M.S., Ibanez, C., Macreadie, P.I., Martino, S., Sharps, E., Ballinger, R., de Battisi, D., Beaumont, N., Burdon, D., Daleo, P., D'Alpaos, A., Duggan-Edwards, M., Garbutt, A., Jenkins, S., Ladd, C.J., Lewis, H., Mariotti, G., McDermott, O., Mills, R., Moller, I., Nolte, S., Pages, J.F., Silliman, B.R., Zhang, L. and Skov, M.W. 2023. Top ten priorities for global

Hensel, M.S., Silliman, B.R., Hensel, E. and Byrnes, J. 2021. Feral hogs control brackish marsh plant communities over time. Ecology. (DOI: 0.1002/ecy.3572)

Hensel, M.S., Silliman, B.R., von de Koppel, J., Hensel, E., Sharp, S., Crotty, S.M. and Byrnes, J. 2021. A large invasive consumer reduces coastal ecosystem resilience by disabling positive species interactions. Nature Communications. 12(1). (DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-26504-4)

Angelini, C., van Montfrans, S., Hensel, M.S., He, Q. and Silliman, B.R. 2018. The importance of an underestimated grazer under climate change: how crab density, consumer competition, and physical stress affect salt marsh resilience. Oecologia. 187(1):205-217. (DOI: 10.1007/s00442-018-4112-8)

Soomsdat, N., Griffin, J.N., McCoy, M., Hensel, M.S., Buhler, S., Chejanovski, Z.A. and Silliman, B.R. 2014. Independent and combined effects of multiple predators across ontogeny of a dominant grazer. OIKOS. 123(9):1081-1090. (DOI: 10.1111/oik.01579)

Hensel, M.S. and Silliman, B.R. 2013. Consumer diversity across kingdoms supports multiple functions in a coastal ecosystem. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110(51):20621-20626. (DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1312317110)

Theses and Dissertations

Hensel, M.S. 2013. Cross-kingdom consumer diversity enhances multifunctionality of a coastal ecosystem. M.S. Thesis. University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. 34 pages.

Newsletter and Newspaper Articles

Silliman, B.R. and Hensel, M.S. 2013. Quality of biodiversity, not just quantity, is key: Right mix of species is needed for conservation. In: Science Daily.


This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grants OCE-9982133, OCE-0620959, OCE-1237140 and OCE-1832178. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in the material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.