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(University of North Carolina *Undergraduate researcher, Graduate student, Postdoc)

Submitted/In Review/Accepted

Baumann JH, Ries JB, *Courtney T, *Foguel A, Westfield IT, Horvath K, Castillo KD. Nearshore corals on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System on pace to cease growing as early as 2110. (Submitted)
Speare L,Davies SW,Balmonte JP, Baumann J, Castillo KD Coral bacterial community composition reveals a host species-specific resilience strategy to cope with environmental variability (In Review)
Bove CB, Ries JB, Davies SW, Wesfield IT, Castillo KD. Growth and survivorship of Caribbean corals under acidification and warming predict future winner and losers under global change. (Accepted) Proceedings of the Royal Society B


†Rippe JP, Kriefall NG, ‡Davies SW, Castillo KD. (2018) Differential disease incidence and mortality of Sidereastrea siderea and Pseudodiploria strigosa across inner and outer reefs of the upper Florida Keys in association with a white syndrome outbreak. Bulletin of Marine Science.
*Benson BE, †Rippe JP, †Bove CB, Castillo KD. (2018) Apparent timing of density banding in the Caribbean coral Siderastrea siderea suggests complex role of key physiological variables. Coral Reefs.
†Rippe J, †Baumann JH, *DeLeener DN, *Aichelman HE, ‡Davies SW, Castillo KD. (2018) Corals sustain growth but not skeletal density across the Florida Keys Reef Tract despite ongoing warming. Global Change Biology 24 (11): 5202-5217
Fowell S, Foster GL, Ries J, Castillo KD, de la Vega E, Tyrrell T, Donald HK, Chalk TB. (2018) Historic trends in pH and biogeochemistry on the Belize Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. Geophysical Research Letters: 45 (7): 3228-3237
‡Davies SW, Ries JB, Marchetti A, Castillo KD (2018) Symbiodinium functional diversity in the coral Siderastrea siderea is influenced by thermal stress and reef environment, but not ocean acidification. Frontiers in Marine Sciences: 5: 150


†Baumann JH, ‡Davies SW, *Aichelman HE, Castillo KD. (2017) Coral Symbiodinium community across the Belize Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is influenced by host species and thermal variability. Microbial Ecology75 (4): 903-915
†Rippe J, Matz M, Green E, Medina M, Khawaja N, Pongwarin T, Pinzón J, Castillo KD, Davies SW. (2017) Population structure and connectivity of the mountainous star coral Orbicella faveolata throughout the wider Caribbean region. Ecology and Evolution 7 (22): 9234-9246
†Cox C, †Valdivia A, McField M, Castillo KD, Bruno JF. (2017) Establishment of marine protected areas alone does not restore coral reef communities in Belize. Marine Ecology Progress Series 563: 65-79


Fowell SE, Sanford K, Stewart JA, Castillo KD, Ries JB, Goster GL. (2016) Intra-reef variations in Li/Mg and Sr/Ca sea surface temperature proxies in the Caribbean reef-building coral Siderastrea siderea. Paleooceanography 31 (10): 1315-1329
†Baumann J, *Townsend J, *Courtney T, *Aichelman H, ‡Davies SW, Lima FP, Castillo KD. (2016) Temperature regimes impact coral assemblages along environmental gradients on lagoonal reefs in Belize. PLoS ONE 11: e0162098
‡Davies SW, Marchetti A, Ries JB, Castillo KD. (2016) Thermal and pCO2 stress elicit divergent transcriptomic responses in a resilient coral. Frontiers in Marine Sciences 3:112
*Aichelman H, *Townsend J, * Courtney T, †Baumann J, Castillo KD. (2016) Heterotrophy mitigates the response of the temperate coral Oculina arbuscula to temperature stress. Ecology and Evolution 6(18): 6758-6769
†Horvath K. Castillo KD, *Armstrong P, †Westfield I, *Courtney T, Ries JB. (2016) Next-century ocean acidification and warming both reduce calcification rate, but acidification also alter skeletal morphology of the reef-building coral Siderastrea siderea. Scientific Reports 6: 29613
Ries JB, *Ghazaleh MN, †Connolly B, †Westfield IT, Castillo KD. (2016) Impacts of seawater saturation state (ΩA = 0.4–4.6) and temperature (10, 25°C) on the dissolution kinetics of whole-shell biogenic carbonates. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 192: 318-337

Prior to 2015

Castillo KD, Ries JB, Bruno JB, Westfield IT. (2014) The reef-building coral Siderastrea siderea exhibits parabolic responses to ocean acidification and warming. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20141856
Kenkel C, Sheridan C, Leal M, Bhagooli R, Castillo KD, Kurata N, McGinty E, Goulet T, Matz M. (2014) Gene expression biomarkers to diagnose coral stress: quantification of a graded thermal stress response and profiling a natural bleaching event. Molecular Ecology Resources 14 (4): 667-678
†Cox CE, Jones CD, Wares JP, Castillo KD, Mcfield MD, Bruno JF. (2013) Genetic testing reveals some fish mislabeling but general compliance with a ban on herbivorous fish harvesting in Belize. Conservation Letters 6 (2): 132-140
Castillo KD, Ries JB, Weiss JM, Lima FP. (2012) Decline of forereef corals in response to recent warming linked to history of thermal exposure. Nature Climate Change 2: 756-760
Castillo KD, Ries JB, Weiss JM. (2011) Declining coral skeletal extension for forereef colonies of Siderastrea siderea on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System, southern Belize. PLoS ONE 6: e14615: 1-12
Castillo KD, Lima FP. (2010) Comparison of in situ and satellite-derived (MODIS Terra/Aqua) methods for assessing temperatures on coral reefs. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 8: 107-117
Castillo KD, Helmuth BS. (2005) Influence of thermal history on the response of the coral Montastraea annularis to short-term temperature exposure. Marine Biology 148: 261-270