Mark Torchin

Research Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama.

Mailing Address: 

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute ATTN: Mark Torchin/ MRC0580-08 UNIT 9100 BOX 0948 DPO AA 34002-9998


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.
Blakeslee, A. M., Keogh, C. L., Byers, J. E., Kuris, A. M., Lafferty, K. D., & Torchin, M. E.. (2009). Differential escape from parasites by two competing introduced crabs. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 393, 83-96.
Torchin, M. E., & Lafferty, K. D.. (2009). Escape from parasites. In Biological Invasions in Marine Ecosystems (pp. 203-214). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.
Kuris, A. M., Goddard, J. H., Torchin, M. E., Murphy, N., Gurney, R., & Lafferty, K. D.. (2007). An experimental evaluation of host specificity: the role of encounter and compatibility filters for a rhizocephalan parasite of crabs. International journal for parasitology, 37(5), 539-545.
Goddard, J. H., Torchin, M. E., Kuris, A. M., & Lafferty, K. D.. (2005). Host specificity of Sacculina carcini, a potential biological control agent of the introduced European green crab Carcinus maenas in California. Biological Invasions, 7(6), 895-912.
Lafferty, K. D., Smith, K. F., Torchin, M. E., Dobson, A. P., & Kuris, A. M.. (2005). The role of infectious disease in natural communities: what introduced species tell us.
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.
Torchin, M. E., Lafferty, K. D., Dobson, A. P., McKenzie, V. J., & Kuris, A. M.. (2003). Introduced species and their missing parasites. Nature, 421(6923), 628-630.
Torchin, M. E., Lafferty, K. D., & Kuris, A. M. . (2002). Parasites and marine invasions. Parasitology, 124(07), 137-151.
Torchin, M. E., Lafferty, K. D., & Kuris, A. M.. (2001). Release from parasites as natural enemies: increased performance of a globally introduced marine crab. Biological Invasions, 3(4), 333-345.