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ICES WGECO participants. (2018) Report of the working group on Ecosystem Effects of Fishing Activities (WGECO). ICES CM 2018 / ACOM: 27, 65pp.

Brodeur, R.D., Smith, B.E., McBride, R.S., Heintz, R., Farley Jr., E. (2017) New perspectives on the feeding ecology and trophic dynamics of fishes. Environ. Biol. Fishes 100: 293-297.

Brodeur, R.D., Link, J.S., Smith, B.E., Ford, M.D., Kobayashi, D., Jones, T.T. (2016) Ecological and Economic Consequences of Ignoring Jellyfish: A Plea for Increased Monitoring of Ecosystems. Fisheries 41: 630-637.

Smith, B.E., Ford, M.D., Link, J.S. (2016). Bloom or bust: synchrony in jellyfish abundance, fish consumption, benthic scavenger abundance, and environmental drivers across a continental shelf. Fish. Oceanogr. 25: 500-514. doi: 10.1111/fog.12168.

Tam, J.C., Link, J.S., Large, S.I., Bogstad, B., Bundy, A., Cook, A.M., Dingsør, G.E., Dolgov, A.V., Howell, D., Kempf, A., Pinnegar, J.D., Rindorf, A., Schückel, S., Sell, A.F., Smith, B.E. (2016). A trans-Atlantic examination of haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus food habits. J. Fish Biol. 88: 2203-2218. doi: 10.1111/jfb.12983.

Lasley-Rasher, R.S., Brady, D.C., Smith, B.E., Jumars, P.A. (2015). It takes guts to locate elusive crustacean prey. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 538: 1-12. doi: 10.3354/meps11481.

Adams, C.F., Miller, T.J., Manderson, J.P., Richardson, D.E., Smith, B.E. (2015). Butterfish 2014 Stock Assessment. US Dept Commer., Northeast Fish. Sci. Cent. Ref. Doc. 15-06; 110 p. 

McDermott, S.P, Bransome, N.C., Sutton, S.E., Smith, B.E., Link, J.S., and Miller, T.J. (2015). Quantifying alosine prey in the diets of marine piscivores in the Gulf of Maine. J. Fish Biol. 86:1811-1829. doi: 0.1111/jfb.12692.

Smith, B.E., Collie, J.S., and Lengyel, N.L. (2014). Fish trophic engineering: ecological effects of the invasive ascidian Didemnum vexillum (Georges Bank, northwestern Atlantic). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 461:489-498. doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2014.09.009.

Richardson, D.E., Palmer, M.C., and Smith, B.E. 2014. The influence of forage fish abundance on the aggregation of Gulf of Maine Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) and their catchability in the fishery. Can. J. Fish. Aquat. Sci. 71:1349-1362.

Northeast Fisheries Science Center. 2014. 58th Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (58th SAW) Assessment Report. U.S. Dept. Commer., Northeast Fish. Sci. Center. Ref. Doc. 14-04; 784 p.

Smith, B.E., Collie, J.S., and Lengyel, N.L. 2013. Effects of chronic bottom fishing on the benthic epifauna and diets of demersal fishes on northern Georges Bank. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 472:199-217.

Northeast Fisheries Science Center. 2012. 54th Northeast Regional Stock Assessment Workshop (54th SAW) Assessment Report. U.S. Dept. Commer., Northeast Fish. Sci. Cent. Ref. Doc. 12-18; 600 p.

Link, J.S., Bell, R.J., Auster, P.J., Smith, B.E., Overholtz, W.J., Methratta, E.T., Pranovi F., and Stockhausen, W.T. 2012. Food web and community dynamics of the northeast U.S. Large Marine Ecosystem. U.S. Dept. Commer., Northeast Fish. Sci. Cent. Ref. Doc. 12-15; 96 p.

Smith, B.E. and Link, J.S. 2010. The Trophic Dynamics of 50 Finfish and 2 Squid Species on the Northeast US Continental Shelf. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-NE-216; 640 p.

Bundy, A., Link, J., Smith, B., and Cook, A. 2010. You are what you eat, wherever or whenever you eat it: an integrative analysis of fish food habits in Canadian and US waters. J. Fish Biol. 78:514-539.

Moustahfid, H., Tyrrell, M.C., Link, J.S., Nye, J.A., Smith, B.E., and Gamble, R.J. 2010. Functional feeding responses of piscivorous fishes from the northeast US continental shelf. Oecologia 163:1059-1067.

Smith, B.E. 2009. The effects of bottom fishing on the benthic macrofauna, demersal fishes, and fish feeding habits of Georges Bank (M.Sc. Thesis). Kingston, RI. University of Rhode Island; 237 p.

Tyrrell, M.C., Link, J.S., Moustahfid, H., and Smith, B.E. 2007. The Dynamic Role of Pollock (Pollachius virens) as a Predator in the Northeast US Continental Shelf Ecosystem: a Multi-decadal Perspective. J. Northw. Atl. Fish. Sci. 38:53-65.

Smith, B.E., Ligenza, T.J., Almeida, F.P., and Link, J.S. 2007. The Trophic Ecology of Atlantic Cod: Insights from Tri-monthly, Localized Scales of Sampling. J. Fish Biol. 71:749-762.

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