Ryan F. Hechinger

Associate Professor/Research Biologist Scripps Institute of Oceanography University of California, San Diego & Marine Science Institute University of California, Santa Barbara
Faculty, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

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805-893-3998

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Scripps Institution of Oceanography 9500 Gilman Drive La Jolla, CA 92093

Publications

Buck JC, Hechinger RF, Wood AC, Stewart TE, Kuris AM, Lafferty KD. Ecology 98: 2029-2038.
Lorda, J., Hechinger, R.F., Cooper, S.D., Kuris, A.M., Lafferty, K.D.. (2016). Intraguild predation by shore crabs affects mortality, behavior, growth, and densities of California horn snails. Ecosphere, 7
Mordecai, E.A., Jaramillo, A.G., Ashford, J.E., Hechinger, R.F., Lafferty, K.D. . (2016). The role of competition - colonization tradeoffs and spatial heterogeneity in promoting trematode coexistence. Ecology, 97, 1484-1496
Weinersmith, K. L., Warinner, C. B., Tan, V., Harris, D. J., Mora, A. B., Kuris, A. M., ... & Hechinger, R. F.. (2014). A lack of crowding? Body size does not decrease with density for two behavior-manipulating parasites. Integrative and comparative biology, icu081.
Alda, P., Bonel, N., Hechinger, R. F., & Martorelli, S. R.. (2013). Maritrema orensense and Maritrema bonaerense (Digenea: Microphallidae): descriptions, life cycles, and comparative morphometric analyses. The Journal of parasitology, 99(2), 218-228.
Hechinger, R. F.. (2012). Faunal survey and identification key for the trematodes (Platyhelminthes: Digenea) infecting Potamopyrgus antipodarum (Gastropoda: Hydrobiidae) as first intermediate host. Zootaxa, 3418, 1-27.
Vidal-Martínez, V. M., Aguirre-Macedo, M. L., McLaughlin, J. P., Hechinger, R. F., Jaramillo, A. G., Shaw, J. C., ... & Lafferty, K. D.. (2012). Digenean metacercariae of fishes from the lagoon flats of Palmyra Atoll, Eastern Indo-Pacific. Journal of helminthology, 86(04), 493-509.
Hechinger, R. F., Lafferty, K. D., McLaughlin, J. P., Fredensborg, B. L., Huspeni, T. C., Lorda, J., ... & Kuris, A. M.. (2011). Food webs including parasites, biomass, body sizes, and life stages for three California/Baja California estuaries: Ecological Archives E092-066. Ecology, 92(3), 791-791.
Hechinger, R. F., Wood, A. C., & Kuris, A. M.. (2011). Social organization in a flatworm: trematode parasites form soldier and reproductive castes. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 278(1706), 656-665.
Hechinger, R. F., Lafferty, K. D., Dobson, A. P., Brown, J. H., & Kuris, A. M.. (2011). A common scaling rule for abundance, energetics, and production of parasitic and free-living species. Science, 333(6041), 445-448.
Miura, O., Torchin, M. E., Bermingham, E., Jacobs, D. K., & Hechinger, R. F. . (2011). Flying shells: historical dispersal of marine snails across Central America. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, rspb20111599.
Hechinger, R. F.. (2010). Mortality affects adaptive allocation to growth and reproduction: field evidence from a guild of body snatchers. BMC evolutionary biology, 10(1), 136.
Shaw, J. C., Hechinger, R. F., Lafferty, K. D., & Kuris, A. M.. (2010). Ecology of the brain trematode Euhaplorchis californiensis and its host, the California killifish (Fundulus parvipinnis). Journal of Parasitology, 96(3), 482-490.
Hechinger, R. F., Lafferty, K. D., Mancini III, F. T., Warner, R. R., & Kuris, A. M. . (2009). How large is the hand in the puppet? Ecological and evolutionary factors affecting body mass of 15 trematode parasitic castrators in their snail host. Evolutionary Ecology, 23(5), 651-667.
Lafferty, K. D., & Kuris, A. M.. (2009). Parasitic castration: the evolution and ecology of body snatchers. Trends in parasitology, 25(12), 564-572.
Dobson, A., Lafferty, K. D., Kuris, A. M., Hechinger, R. F., & Jetz, W.. (2008). Homage to Linnaeus: How many parasites? How many hosts?. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 105(Supplement 1), 11482-11489.
Hechinger, R. F., Lafferty, K. D., & Kuris, A. M.. (2008). Diversity increases biomass production for trematode parasites in snails. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 275(1652), 2707-2714.
Hechinger, R. F., Lafferty, K. D., & Kuris, A. M.. (2008). Trematodes indicate animal biodiversity in the Chilean intertidal and Lake Tanganyika. Journal of Parasitology, 94(4), 966-968.
Kuris, A. M., Hechinger, R. F., Shaw, J. C., Whitney, K. L., Aguirre-Macedo, L., Boch, C. A., ... & Lafferty, K. D.. (2008). Ecosystem energetic implications of parasite and free-living biomass in three estuaries. Nature, 454(7203), 515-518.
Rigby, M. C., Sharma, R. S., Hechinger, R. F., Platt, T. R., & Weaver, J. C.. (2008). Two new species of Camallanus (Nematoda: Camallanidae) from freshwater turtles in Queensland, Australia. Journal of Parasitology, 94(6), 1364-1370.
Hechinger, R. F.. (2007). Annotated key to the trematode species infecting Batillaria attramentaria (Prosobranchia: Batillariidae) as first intermediate host. Parasitology international, 56(4), 287-296.
Hechinger, R. F., Lafferty, K. D., Huspeni, T. C., Brooks, A. J., & Kuris, A. M. (2007). Can parasites be indicators of free-living diversity? Relationships between species richness and the abundance of larval trematodes and of local benthos and fishes. Oecologia, 151(1), 82-92.. (2007). Can parasites be indicators of free-living diversity? Relationships between species richness and the abundance of larval trematodes and of local benthos and fishes. Oecologia, 151(1), 82-92.
Whitney, K. L., Hechinger, R. F., Kuris, A. M., & Lafferty, K. D. . (2007). Endangered light-footed clapper rail affects parasite community structure in coastal wetlands. Ecological applications, 17(6), 1694-1702.
Lafferty, K. D., Hechinger, R. F., Shaw, J. C., Whitney, K. L., & Kuris, A. M. . (2006). Food webs and parasites in a salt marsh ecosystem. Disease ecology: community structure and pathogen dynamics, 119-134.
Hechinger, R. F., & Lafferty, K. D.. (2005). Host diversity begets parasite diversity: bird final hosts and trematodes in snail intermediate hosts. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 272(1567), 1059-1066.
Huspeni, T. C., Hechinger, R. F., & Lafferty, K. D.. (2005). Trematode parasites as estuarine indicators: opportunities, applications and comparisons with conventional community approaches. Estuarine indicators. CRC Press, Boca Raton, 297-314.
Lafferty, K. D., Hechinger, R. F., Lorda, J., & Soler, L.. (2005). Trematodes associated with mangrove habitat in Puerto Rican salt marshes. Journal of Parasitology, 91(3), 697-699.
Miura, O., Kuris, A. M., Torchin, M. E., Hechinger, R. F., Dunham, E. J., & Chiba, S.. (2005). Molecular-genetic analyses reveal cryptic species of trematodes in the intertidal gastropod, Batillaria cumingi (Crosse). International journal for parasitology, 35(7), 793-801.
Torchin, M. E., Hechinger, R. F., Huspeni, T. C., Whitney, K. L., & Lafferty, K. D.. (2005). The introduced ribbed mussel (Geukensia demissa) in Estero de Punta Banda, Mexico: interactions with the native cord grass, Spartina foliosa. Biological Invasions, 7(4), 607-614.
Rigby, M. C., Hechinger, R. F., & Stevens, L.. (2002). Why should parasite resistance be costly?. Trends in parasitology, 18(3), 116-120.