World Bank. In press. Coastal and marine ecosystem accounting: incorporating the protective service values of mangroves and coral reefs in national wealth accounts. M. W. Beck, G. M. Lange, editors. World Bank, Washington, DC.
Calil, J., M. W. Beck, M. Gleason, M. Merrifield, K. Klausmeyer, S. Newkirk. 2015. Aligning natural resource conservation and flood hazard mitigation in California. PLoS ONE. 10(7): e0132651.
Ekstrom, J. Waldbusser, J. Cinner, C. Langdon; D. Gledhill, J., K. Wellman, L. Brander, M. W. Beck, R. Portela, R. van Hooidonk, L. Suatoni, L. Pendleton, S. Cooley, C. Doherty, P. Edwards. 2015. Vulnerability and adaptation of US shellfisheries to ocean acidification. Nature Climate Change 5:207-214.
Reguero, B.G., I.J. Losada, P. Díaz-Simal, F.J. Méndez, and M.W. Beck. 2015. Effects of climate change on exposure to coastal flooding in Latin America and the Caribbean. PLoS ONE 10: e0133409.
Scyphers, S. B., T. Gouhier, J. Grabowski, M. W. Beck, J. Mareska, S. Powers. 2015. Natural shorelines promote the stability of fish communities in an urbanized coastal system. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0118580.
Beck, M. W. (Editor). 2014. Coasts at Risk: An Assessment of Coastal Risks and the Role of Environmental Solutions. University of Rhode Island.
Ferrario, F., M. W. Beck, C. Storlazzi, F. Micheli, C. Shepard, L. Airoldi. 2014. The effectiveness of coral reefs for coastal hazard risk reduction. Nature Communications.
Reguero, B.G., D. Bresch, M.W. Beck, J. Calil, I. Meliane. 2014. Coastal risks, nature-based defenses and the economics of adaptation: an application in the Gulf of Mexico, USA. Coastal Engineering Proceedings 34:1-15.
Beck, M.W., et al. 2013. Using interactive decision support to integrate coastal hazard mitigation and ecosystem services in Long Island Sound, New York and Connecticut USA. In Renaud, F., et al. (Eds). The Role of Ecosystems in Disaster Risk Reduction, UNU Press, Bonn.
Collie, J., V. Adamowicz, M. W. Beck, B. Craig, T. Essington, D. Fluharty, J. Rice, J. Sanchirico. 2013. Marine spatial planning in practice. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 117:1-11.
Grantham, H. S., V. N. Agostini, J. Wilson, S. Mangubhai, N. Hidayat, A. Muljadi, Muhajir, C. Rotinsulu, M. Mongdong, M. W. Beck, H. P. Possingham. 2013. A comparison of zoning analyses to inform the planning of a marine protected area network in Raja Ampat, Indonesia. Marine Policy. 38:184-194.
National Academy of Science. 2013. An evaluation of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Marine and Hydrokinetic Resource Assessments. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.
Spalding, M.D., A. McIvor, M. W. Beck, E. Koch, I. Möller, D. Reed, P. Rubinoff, T. Spencer, T. Tolhurst, T. Wamsley, B. van Wesenbeeck, E. Wolanski, C. Woodroffe. 2013. Coastal ecosystems: a critical element of risk reduction. Conservation Letters. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12074.
Spalding, M. D., S. Ruffo, C. Lacambra, I. Meliane, L. Z. Hale, C. C. Shepard, M. W. Beck. 2013. The role of ecosystems in coastal protection: adapting to climate change and coastal hazards. Ocean & Coastal Management 90:50-57.
Beck, M. W., C. Shepard. 2012. Coastal habitats and risk reduction. In Mucke, P. World Risk Report 2012. Alliance Development Works, Berlin.
Guerry, A. M. + 28 others including M. W. Beck. 2012. Modelling benefits from nature: using ecosystem services to inform coastal and marine spatial planning. International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management.
Kim, C-K, J. Toft, M. Papenfus, G. Verutes, A. Guerry, M. Ruckelshaus, K. Arkema, G. Guannel, S. Wood, J. Bernhardt, H. Tallis, M. Plummer, B. Halpern; M. Pinsky, M. W. Beck, F. Chan, K. Chan, P. Levin, S. Polasky. 2012. Catching the right wave: evaluating wave energy resources and potential compatibility with existing marine and coastal uses. PLoS ONE 7(11): e47598. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0047598.
Welle, T., M. W. Beck, P. Mucke. 2012. Environmental degradation as a risk factor and environmental destruction caused by disasters. In Mucke, P. World Risk Report 2012. Alliance Development Works, Berlin.
Beck, M. W., R. D. Brumbaugh, L. Airoldi, L. D. Coen, C. Crawford, O. Defeo, G. J. Edgar, B. Hancock, M. Kay, H. Lenihan, M. W. Luckenbach, C. L. Toronova, G. Zhang, X. Guo. 2011. Oyster reefs at risk and recommendations for conservation restoration and management. Bioscience 61(2):107-116.
Beck, M. W., (contributing author). 2011. Strategic advice on designing and implementing coastal and marine spatial plans: A report from the NOAA Science Advisory Board. A global review of MSP efforts with official findings and recommendations for NOAA.
Hale, L. Z., S Newkirk, M. Beck. 2011. Helping coastal communities adapt to climate change. Solutions 1:84-85.
Merrifield, M., Hines, E., Liu, X., Beck, M. W. 2011. Building regional threat-based networks for estuaries in the western United States. PLoS ONE 6: e17407.
Shepard, C., Crain, C., Beck, M.W. 2011. The protective role of coastal marshes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE 6(11): e27374.
Shepard, C., V. N. Agostini, B. Gilmer, T. Allen, J. Stone, W. Brooks, M. W. Beck. 2011. Assessing future risk: quantifying the effects of sea level rise on storm surge risk for the southern shores of Long Island, New York. Natural Hazards 60:727–745.
Foley, M. M., B. Halpern, F. Micheli, M. Armsby, M. Caldwell, C. Crain, E. Prahler, D. Sivas, N. Rohr, M. W. Beck, M. Carr, L. Crowder, J. E. Duffy, S. Hacker, K. McLeod, C. Peterson, H. Regan, M. Ruckelshaus, P. Sandifer, R. Steneck. 2010. Guiding ecological principles for marine spatial planning. Marine Policy 34:955-966.
Jacobsen, R. and M. Beck. 2010. Where oysters grew on trees. New York Times (July 24):WK10.
Airoldi, L., Connell, S. D., and Beck, M. W. 2009. The loss of natural habitats and the addition of artificial substrata pp. 269-280 in M. Wahl (ed.), Marine Hard Bottom Communities. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
Carranza, A., Defeo, O., Beck, M. W. 2009. Diversity, conservation status and threats for native oysters (Ostreidae) in the Atlantic and Caribbean coasts of South America. Aquatic Conservation 19:344-353.
Carranza, A., Defeo, O., Beck, M. W., Castilla, J. C. 2009. Linking fisheries management and conservation in bioengineering species: the case of South American mussels (Mytilidae). Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 19: 349-366.
Crain, C., Halpern, B. S., Beck, M. W., Kappel, C. V. 2009. Understanding and managing human threats to the coastal marine environment. The Year in Ecology and Conservation Biology, Annals of the NY Academy of Science 1162: 39–62.
Geselbracht, L. R. Torres, G. S. Cumming, D. Dorfman, Beck, M., D. Shaw. 2009. Identification of a spatially efficient portfolio of priority conservation sites in marine and estuarine areas of Florida. Aquatic Conservation 19:408-420.
Guidetti, P., M.W. Beck, S. Bussotti, A. Ciccolella, P. D’Ambrosio, G. Lembo, M.T. Spedicato, F. Boero. 2009. Nursery habitats for Mediterranean coastal fishes: the need for a quantitative approach. Biol. Mar. Mediterr. 16: 197-200.
Hale, L. Z., Meliane, I., Davidson, S., Sandwith, T., Beck, M. W., et al. 2009. Ecosystem-based adaptation in marine and coastal ecosystems. Renewable Resources Journal 25:21-28.
Palumbi, S. R., P. A. Sandifer, J.D. Allan, Beck, M. W., D. G. Fautin, M. Fogarty, B. S. Halpern, L. S. Incze, J. Leong, E. Norse, J. Stachowicz, D. Wall. 2009. Managing for ocean biodiversity: creating a national biodiversity conservation agenda to sustain marine ecosystem services. Frontiers in Ecology 7:204–211.
Airoldi, L., Balata, D., Beck, M. W. 2008. The Gray Zone: relationships between habitat loss and marine diversity and their applications in conservation. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 366: 8-15.
Airoldi, L, Beck, M. W. 2007. Loss, status, and trends for coastal marine habitats of Europe. Annual Review of Marine Biology and Oceanography 45:347-407.
Airoldi L., Abbiati M., Beck M. W., et al. 2005. An ecological perspective on the deployment and design of low-crested and other hard coastal defence structures. Coastal Engineering 52: 1073– 1087.
Beck, M. W., T. D. Marsh, S. E. Reisewitz, M. Bortman. 2004. New tools for marine conservation: the leasing and ownership of submerged lands. Conservation Biology 18:1214–1223.
Beck, M. W., Heck, K. L. Jr. , Able, K. W., Childers, D. L., Eggleston, D. B., Gillanders, B. M., Halpern, B., Hays, C. G., Hoshino, K., Minello, T. J., Orth, R. J. Sheridan, P. F., Weinstein, M. P. 2001. The identification, conservation and management of estuarine and marine nurseries for fish and invertebrates. Bioscience 51:633-641.
Beck, M. W. 1998. A comparison of the measurement and effects of habitat structure on gastropods in rocky intertidal and mangrove habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series 169:165-178.
Beck, M. W. 1997. A test of the generality of the effects of shelter bottlenecks in four stone crab populations. Ecology 78:2487-2503.
Beck, M. W. 1997. Inference and generality in ecology: current problems and an experimental solution. Oikos 78:265-273.
Beck, M. W. 1996. On discerning the cause of the late Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions. Paleobiology 22:91-103.
Mopper, S., M. W. Beck, D. Simberloff, P. Stiling. 1995. Local adaptation and agents of selection in a mobile insect. Evolution 49:810-815.
Beck, M. W. and E. F. Connor. 1992. Factors affecting the reproductive success of the crab spider, Misumenoides formosipes: the covariance between juvenile and adult traits. Oecologia 92: 287-295.