Kira Krumhansl

Ecology of coastal foundation species


Scientific Research

Duffy E, Benedetti-Cecchi L, Ambo-Rappe R, Bolton J, Bostrom C, Buschmann AH, Byrnes J, Coles RG, Creed J, Cullen-Unsworth L, Diaz G, Duarte C, Edgar G, Fortes M, Goni G, Hu C, Huang Z, Hurd CL, Konar B, Krause-Jensen D, Krumhansl K, Macreadie P, Marsh H, McKenzie LJ, Mieszkowska N, Milosavich P, Montes E, Muller-Karger FE, Makaoka M, Norderhaug KM, Nordlund LM, Orth RJ, Prathep A, Putman NF, Samber-Villarreal J, Settao E, Short F, Sousa Pinto I, Steinberg P, Stuart-Smith R, Trinanes J, Unsworth RK, van Keulen M, van Tussenbroek BI, Wang M, Waycott M, Weatherdon LV, Wernberg T, Yaakub SM. 2019. Towards a global observing system for marine macrophytes. Frontiers in Marine Science

Brennan CE, Maps F, Gentleman WC, Plourde S, Lavoie D, Chasse J, Lehoux C, Krumhansl K, Johnson CL. A coupled dynamic model of the spatial distribution of copepod prey for the North Atlantic right whale on the Eastern Canadian Shelf. Progress in Oceanography 171: 1-21

Krumhansl K, Head EJH, Pepin P, Plourde S, Record NR, Runge JA, Johnson CL. Environmental drivers of vertical distribution in diapausing Calanus copepods in the Northwest Atlantic. Progress in Oceanography 162:202-222.

Lemay MA, Martone PT, Keeling P, Burt JM, Krumhansl K, Sanders R, Parfrey L. 2018. Sympatric kelp species host distinct communities of surface bacteria. Environmental Microbiology 20:658-670

Krumhansl K, Bergmann J, Salomon A. 2017. Assessing the ecosystem-level consequences of an artisanal kelp fishery within the context of climate change. Ecological Applications 27:799-813

Krumhansl K, Byrnes J, Okamoto D, Rassweiler A, Novak M, Bolton JJ, Cavabaugh KC, Connell SD, Johnson CR, Konar B, Ling SD, Micheli F, Norderhaug K, Perez-Matus A, Sousa-Pinto I, Reed DC, Salomon AK, Shears NT, Wernberg T, Anderson RJ, Barrett NS, Buschmann AH, Carr MH, Caselle JE, Derrien-Courtel S, Edgar GJ, Edwards M, Estes JA, Goodwin C, Kenner MC, Kushner DJ, Moy FE, Nunn J, Steneck RS, Vasquez J, Watson J, Witman J. 2016. Global patterns of kelp forest change over the past half-century. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 

Krumhansl K, Krkosek W, Jamieson R. 2016. Using species traits to assess human impacts on near shore benthic ecosystems in the Canadian Arctic. Ecological Indicators 60:495-502

Krumhansl K, Demes K, Carrington E, Harley C. 2015. Divergent growth strategies in red algae vs. kelps influence biomechanical properties. American Journal of Botany 102:1938-1944

O’Brien J, Scheibling RE, Krumhansl K. 2015. Positive feedback between large-scale disturbance and density-dependent grazing decreases resilience of a kelp bed ecosystem. Marine Ecology Progress Series 522:1-13  *Selected as a feature article

Krumhansl K, Krkosek W, Greenwood M, Ragush C, Schmidt J, Grant J, Barrell J, Lu L, Lam B, Gagnon G, Jamieson R. 2015. Assessment of Arctic Community Wastewate Impacts on Marine Benthic Invertebrates. Journal of Environmental Science and Technolgy 49:760-766

Krumhansl KA, Lauzon-Guay JS, Scheibling RE. 2014. Modeling effects of climate change and phase shifts on detrital production of a kelp bed. Ecology 95:763-774

Del Raye G, Jorgensen S, Krumhansl, K, Ezcurra J, Block B. 2013. Travelling light: white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) rely on body lipid stores to power ocean-basin scale migration. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 280: 20130836

O’Brien J, Krumhansl KA, Scheibling RE. 2013. An invasive bryozoan alters the interaction between a native grazer and its algal food. J Mar Biol Ass UK 93: 1393-1400

Krumhansl KA, Scheibling RE. 2012. Production and fate of kelp detritus. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 467:281-302

Krumhansl KA, Scheibling RE. 2012. Detrital subsidy from subtidal kelp beds is altered by the invasive green alga Codium fragile spp. fragile. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 456:73-85

Kelly JR, Krumhansl KA, Scheibling RE. 2012. Drift algae subsidies to sea urchins in low-productivity habitats. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 452:145-157

Krumhansl KA, Lee MJ, Scheibling RE. 2011. Grazing damage and encrustation by an invasive bryozoan reduce the ability of kelps to withstand breakage by waves. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol 407:12-18

Krumhansl KA, Scheibling RE. 2011. Detrital production in Nova Scotian kelp beds: patterns and processes. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 421:67-82

Krumhansl KA, Scheibling RE. 2011. Spatial and temporal variation in grazing damage by the gastropod Lacuna vincta in Nova Scotian kelp beds. Aquat Biol 13:163-173

Krumhansl KA, McLaughlin PJ, Sataloff GL, Gove MJ, Baldwin BS. 2007. A mangrove lagoon-seagrass complex on San Salvador. Bahamas Naturalist and Journal of Science 2: 27-34

Gao N, Gildemeister AE, Krumhansl KA, Lafferty K, Hopke PK, Kim E, Poirot RL. 2006. Sources of fine particulate species in ambient air over Lake Champlain Basin, VT. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association 56:1607-1620

Education Research

Kochevar R, Krumhansl R, Krumhansl K, Peach C, Bardar E, Louie J, Sicker J, Mueller-Northcott J, Busey A, LaVita S, DeLisi J. 2015. Inspiring future marine and data scientists through the lure of Ocean Tracks. Marine Technology Society 49:1-12

Busey A, Krumhansl R, Mueller-Northcott J, Louie J, Kochevar R, Krumhansl K, Zetterlind V. 2015. Harvesting a sea of data: using authentic data to investigate marine migrations. The Science Teacher


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