Publications

Dr Justin Lathlean is a marine ecologist, currently based at Rhodes University, whose research focuses on the thermal biology and demography of intertidal invertebrates across broad and fine spatial scales.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Seuront L, Ng TPT, Lathlean JA (2018) A review of the thermal biology and ecology of molluscs, and of the use of infrared thermography in molluscan researchJournal of Molluscan Studies, 84: 203-232.

Lathlean JA, McWilliam RA,  Pankhurst J, Minchinton TE (2017) Altering species interactions outweighs the effects of experimental warming in structuring a rocky shore community. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 496: 22-28.

Lathlean JA, Seuront L, Ng TPT (2017) On the edge: the use of infrared thermography in monitoring responses of intertidal organisms to heat stress. Ecological Indicators, 81: 567-577.

Lathlean JA, McQuaid CD (2016) Biogeographic variability in the value of mussel beds as ecosystem engineers on South African rocky shores. Ecosystems. doi:10.1007/s10021-016-0041-8

Helmuth B, Choi F, Matzelle A... Lathlean JA et al. (2016) Long-term, high frequency in situ measurements of intertidal mussel bed temperatures using biomimetic sensors. Nature - Scientific Data 3: 160087 

Tagliarolo M, Montalto V, Sara G, Lathlean JA, McQuaid CD (2016) Low temperature trumps high food availability to determine the distribution of intertidal mussels (Perna perna) in southern Africa. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 558: 51-63.

Lathlean JA, Seuront L, McQuaid CD, Ng TPT, Zardi GI, Nicastro KR (2016) Size and position (sometimes) matter: small-scale patterns of heat-stress associated with two co-occuring mussels with alternate thermoregulatory behaviours. Marine Biology 163: 189.

Zardi GI, Nicastro KR, MCQuaid CD, Ng TPT, Lathlean JA, Seuront L (2016) Enemies with benefits: parasitic endoliths protect mussels against heat stress. Nature - Scientific Reports 6: 31413. doi:10.1038/srep31413

Lathlean JA, Seuront L, McQuaid CD, Ng TPT, Zardi GI, Nicastro KR (2016) Cheating the locals: invasive mussels steal and benefit from the cooling effect of indigenous mussels. PLoS ONE 11(3): e0152556. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0152556

Fraser CML, Seebacher F, Lathlean JA, Coleman RA (2016) Facing the Heat: Does Desiccation and Thermal Stress Explain Patterns of Orientation in an Intertidal Invertebrate? PLoS ONE 11(3): e0150200. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0150200

Lathlean JA, McWilliam R, Ayre DJ, Minchinton TE (2015) Biogeographic patterns of rocky shore community structure in southeast Australia: effects of oceanographic conditions and heat-stress. Journal of Biogeography. 42: 1538-1552. 

Lathlean JA, Seuront L (2014) Infrared thermography in marine ecology: methods, previous applications and future challenges. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 514: 263-277

Lathlean JA, Ayre DJ, Coleman RA, Minchinton TE (2014) Using biomimetic loggers to measure interspecific and microhabitat variation in body temperatures of rocky intertidal invertebrates. Marine and Freshwater Research.

Lathlean JA (2014) Not all space is created equal: distribution of free space and its influence on heat-stress and the limpet Patelloida latistrigata. Journal of Thermal Biology. 46: 16-23

Lathlean JA, Ayre DJ, Minchinton TE (2014) Estimating latitudinal variability in extreme heat stress on rocky intertidal shores. Journal of Biogeography. 41: 1478-1491.

Lathlean JA, Ayre DJ, Minchinton TE (2013) Temperature variability at the larval scale affects early survival and growth of an intertidal barnacle. Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 475: 155-166. 

Lathlean JA, Minchinton TE (2012) Manipulating thermal stress on rocky shores to predict patterns of recruitment of marine invertebrates under a changing climate. Marine Ecology-Progress Series. 467:121-136.

Lathlean JA, Ayre DJ, Minchinton TE (2012) Using infrared imagery to test for quadrat-level temperature variation and effects on the early life history of a rocky shore barnacle. Limnology and Oceanography. 57(5): 1279-1291. 

Lathlean JA, Ayre DJ, Minchinton TE (2011) Rocky intertidal temperature variability along the southeast coast of Australia and comparisons with satellite-derived SST and terrestrial weather stations. Marine Ecology-Press Series. 349: 83-95. 

Lathlean JA, Ayre DJ, Minchinton TE (2010) Supply-side biogeography: Geographic patterns of settlement and early mortality for a barnacle approaching its range limit. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 412:141-150. 

 

Journal Articles Under Review / Preparation

Lathlean JA, Trassierra J, Everett J, McQuaid CD (under review) Intercontinental comparisons of barnacle recruitment along western boundary currents in South Africa and Australia. Target journal - Estuarine and Coastal Shelf Science

Minchinton TE, Shuttleworth HT, Lathlean JA, McWilliam RA, Lugg A, Daly T (under review) Impacts of cattle on the vegetation structure of mangrove forests. Wetlands Ecology and Management

Monaco CJ, Porporato EMD, Lathlean JA, Tagliarolo M, Sara G, McQuaid CD (under review) Predicting the performance of cosmopolitian species: mechanistic model skill drops across large spatial scales. Global Ecology and Biogeography.

Ndhlovu A, Lathlean JA, McQuaid CD (in prep) Top-down vs bottom-up processes in epifaunal communities associated with intertidal macro-algae. Target journal - Marine Ecology Progress Series.

Conference Papers / Presentations

International

Lathlean JA*, McQuaid CD (2016) Geographic variability in the utilization of biogenic habitat, 11th International Temperate Reef Symposium, 26 – 30 June, Pisa, Italy.

Zardi GI*, Nicastro KR, McQuaid CD, Ng TPT, Lathlean JA, Seuront L (2015) Cool parasites: indirect positive effects of endolithic parasitism on intertidal mussels. Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystems, 30 August – 4 September, Liverpool, United Kingdom.

Minchinton TE*, Lathlean JA, Murphy BEA (2013) Will climate change influence the recruitment of mangroves? 22nd Biennial Conference of the Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation, 3 – 7 November, San Diego, California.

Ayre DJ*, Aguilar LA, Hidas EZ, Lathlean JA, Roberts DG, Perrin C, Minchinton TE. (2011) Genetic tests for the dispersal of barnacles across the south eastern Australian biogeographic barrier. 9th International Temperate Reef Symposium, 26 June – 1 July, Plymouth, United Kingdom.

Lathlean JA*, Ayre DJ, Minchinton TE. (2010) Thermal consequences of free-space for settling larvae of the intertidal barnacle Tesseropora rosea9th International Larval Biology Symposium, 23 – 27 August, Wellington, New Zealand.

Lathlean JA*, Ayre DJ, Minchinton TE. (2009) Do geographic patterns of settlement and early mortality explain adult abundance for a marine invertebrate approaching its geographic range limit? 8th International Temperate Reef Symposium, 12 – 16 January, Adelaide, South Australia.

Hidas EZ, Minchinton TE*, Ayre DJ, Lathlean JA. (2007) The southeastern Australian Point Conception: Supply-side ecology for a marine invertebrate approaching its geographic range limit. 91st Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, 5 – 10 August, San Jose, California.

National

Lathlean JA*, McQuaid CD (2015)  Geographic variation in the utilisation of biogenic habitat: a South African perspective. Australian Marine Science Association Annual Conference, 5 – 9  July, Geelong, Victoria.

Lathlean JA*, Seuront L, McQuaid CD, Ng TPT, Zardi G, Nicastro K (2015) Cheating the locals: invasive mussels 'steal' the cooling effect of indigenous mussels. Australian Marine Science Association Annual Conference, 5 – 9  July, Geelong, Victoria.

Lathlean JA*, McQuaid CD (2014) Using biomimetic loggers to investigate whether intraspecific aggregations ameliorate rocky intertidal limpets and mussels from multiple abiotic stresses. Southern African Marine Science Symposium, 14 – 18 July, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Lathlean JA*, Ayre DJ, Minchinton TE (2013) Estimating latitudinal variability in extreme heat stress on rocky shores. Australian Marine Science Association Annual Conference, 7 – 11 July, Gold Coast, Queensland.

Lathlean JA*, Ayre DJ, Minchinton TE. (2011) Novel use of infrared technology to test the effect of small scale temperature variability on early life history processes of an intertidal barnacle. Australian Marine Science Association Annual Conference, 3 – 7 July, Freemantle, Western Australia.

Lathlean JA*, Ayre DJ, Minchinton TE. (2010) Thermal consequences of free-space for settling larvae of the intertidal barnacle Tesseropora rosea. Australian Marine Science Association Annual Conference, 4 – 8 July, Wollongong, New South Wales.

Lathlean JA*, Ayre DJ, Minchinton TE (2010) Thermal consequences of free-space on settling larvae of the intertidal barnacle Tesseropora rosea. 2nd Annual Marine and Freshwater Student Symposium, 21 – 23 May, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland.

* presenting author