Christopher McQuaid

 

Emeritus Professor of Zoology

PhD University of Cape Town (1980)
FRSSAf

  

Phone: + 27 (0) 46 603 8535

Email: c.mcquaid@ru.ac.za

Research Interests

  • Intertidal Biology
  • Southern Oceans research

Students

PhD - Natanah Gusha  (MSc, Rhodes University)

PhD - Olwethu Duna (MSc, Rhodes University)

Postdoctoral Fellows 

Abby Gilson (PhD, Queen's University Belfast)

Jenny Booth (PhD, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology)

Kevin Ma (PhD, Université Laval)

Recent Publications

2021

 

Ndhlovu, A, McQuaid CD, Monaco CJ. 2021. Ectoparasites reduce scope for growth in a rocky-shore mussel (Perna perna) by raising maintenance costs. Sci Total Environ 753 (2021) 142020

 

Seuront L, Nicastro KR, McQuaid CD, Zardi GI. 2021. Microplastic leachates induce species-specific trait strengthening in intertidal mussels. Ecol Applic 31(1), 2021, e02222

 

Muñiz C, McQuaid CD, Weidberg N. 2021. Seasonality of primary productivity affects coastal species more than its magnitude. STOTEN: 757,143740. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.143740

 

Hudson J, McQuaid CD, Rius M. 2021. Contemporary climate change hinders hybrid performance of ecologically dominant marine invertebrates. J Evol Biol 34: 60–72 2020:00:1-13.doi.org/10.1111/jeb.13609

 

Gusha MNC, Dalu T, McQuaid CD. 2021. Interaction between small scale habitat properties and short-term temporal conditions on food web dynamics of a warm temperate intertidal rock pool ecosystem. Hydrobiologia 848: 1517–1533

 

Zardi GI, Monsinjon JR, McQuaid CD, Seuront L, Orostica M, Want A, Firth LB, Nicastro KR. Foul-weather friends: Modelling thermal stress mitigation by symbiotic endolithic microbes in a changing environment. Glob Change Biol. 2021;27:2549–2560.

 

Pattrick P, Weidberg, Goschen WS, Jackson JM, McQuaid CD, Porri F. Larval fish assemblage structure at coastal fronts and the influence of environmental variability. Front. Ecol. Evol 9:684502 doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2021.684502

 

Danckwerts DK, Humeau L, Pinet P, McQuaid CD, Le Corre M. Extreme philopatry and genetic diversification at unprecedented scales in a seabird. Sci Rep. doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-86406-9

 

Hudson J, Castillab JC,Teske PR, Beheregarayd LB, Haigha ID, McQuaid CD, and Rius M. 2021. Genomics-informed models reveal extensive stretches of coastline under threat by an ecologically dominant invasive species. PNAS Vol. 118

 

Booth JM, Fusi M, Giomi F, Chapman ECN, Diele K, and McQuaid CD. 2021. Diel oxygen fluctuation drives the thermal response and metabolic performance of coastal marine ectotherms. Proc. R. Soc. B 288: 20211141. doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1141

 

2020

 

Ndhlovu A, McQuaid CD, Nicastro KR, Zardi GI. 2020. Community succession in phototrophic shell-degrading endoliths attacking intertidal mussels. J Moll Stud 87: 1–8. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyaa036

 

Ma KCK, McQuaid CD, Pulfrich A, Robinson TB. 2020. Status of a decennial marine invasion by the bisexual mussel Semimytilus algosus (Gould, 1850) in South Africa. Afr J mar Sci. 42: 507-515

 

Velez N, Nicastro KR, McQuaid CD, Zardi GI. 2020. Small scale habitat effects on anthropogenic litter material and sources in a coastal lagoon system. Mar Poll Bull 160 (2020) 111689. doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2020.111689

 

Ma KCK, Zardi GI, McQuaid CD, Nicastro KR. 2020 . Historical and contemporary range expansion of an invasive mussel, Semimytlius algosus, in Angola and Namibia despite data scarcity in an infrequently surveyed region. PLoS One 15(9): e0239167. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0239167

 

Marshall DJ McQuaid CD. 2020. Metabolic regulation, oxygen limitation and heat tolerance in a subtidal marine gastropod reveal the complexity of predicting climate change vulnerability. Front Physiol 11:1106. doi:10.3389/fphys.2020.01106

 

Nicastro KR, McQuaid CD, Dievart A, Zardi GI. 2020. Intraspecific diversity in an ecological engineer functionally trumps interspecific diversity in shaping community structure. Sci Total Environ 743 (2020) 140723. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140723

 

Matumba TG, Oliver J, Barker NP, McQuaid CD, Teske PR. 2020. Intraspecific mitochondrial gene variation can be as low as that of nuclear RNA. F1000Research 2020, 9:339. doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.23635.2

 

Hudson J, Johannesson K, McQuaid CD, Rius M. 2020. Secondary contacts and genetic admixture shape colonisation by an amphiatlantic epibenthic invertebrate. Evol Applic 00:1–13. doi:10.1111/eva.12893

 

Ntuli NN, Nicastro KR, Zardi GI, Assis J, McQuaid CD, Teske PR. 2020. Rejection of the genetic implications of the “Abundant Centre Hypothesis” in marine mussels. Sci Rep 10:604 doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-57474-0

 

Lourenço CR, Nicastro KR, McQuaid CD, Krug LA, Zardi GI. 2020. Strong upwelling conditions drive differences in species abundance and community composition along the Atlantic coasts of Morocco and Western Sahara. Mar Biodiv 50: 15 doi.org/10.1007/s12526-019-01032-z

 

Humphries AT, McClanahan TR, McQuaid CD. 2020. Algal turf consumption by sea urchins and fishes is mediated by fisheries management on coral reefs in Kenya. Coral Reefs doi.org/10.1007/s00338-020-01943-5
 
 
2019
 
 
Gusha MNC, Dalu T, Wassermann RJ, CD. 2019. Zooplankton grazing pressure is insufficient for primary producer control under elevated warming and nutrient levels. Sci Total Environ 651: 410-418.

 

Monteiro C, Zardi GI, McQuaid CD, Serrão EA, Pearson GA, Nicastro KR. Canopy microclimate modification in central and marginal populations of a marine macroalga. 2019. Mar Biodiv 49: 415-424.

 

Monaco CJ, Porporato EMD, Lathlean JA, Tagliorolo M, Sara, G, McQuaid CD 2019. Predicting the performance of cosmopolitan species: Dynamic Energy Budget model skill drops across large spatial scales. Mar Biol 166: 14 doi.org/10.1007/s00227-018-3462-4

 

Basto MN, Nicastro KR, Tavares A, McQuaid CD, Casero M, Zardi GI. 2019. High synthetic polymer diet: plastic ingestion in aquatic-associated birds in Portugal. Mar Poll Bull 138: 19-24

 

Weidberg N, Goschen W, Jackson J, Pattrick P, McQuaid CD, Porri F. 2019. Fine scale depth regulation of invertebrate larvae around coastal fronts. Limnol Oceanogr 64: 785-802

 

Ndhlovu A, McQuaid CD, Nicastro K, Marquet N, Gektidis M, Monaco CJ, Zardi G. 2019. Biogeographical patterns of endolithic infestation in an invasive and an indigenous intertidal marine ecosystem engineer. Diversity 11, 75; doi:10.3390/d11050075

 

Lathlean JA, Trassierra JA, Everett JD, McQuaid CD. 2019. Testing the intermittent upwelling hypothesis: intercontinental comparisons of barnacle recruitment between South Africa and Australia. Est Coast Shelf Sci 224: 197-208

 

Puccinelli E, McQuaid CD, Dobretsov S, Christofoletti RA. 2019. Coastal upwelling affects filter-feeder stable isotope composition across three continents. Mar Environ Res 147: 13-23

 

Monaco CJ, McQuaid CD 2019. Climate warming reduces the reproductive advantage of a globally invasive intertidal mussel. Biol Inv 21: 2503-2516

 

Cannicci S, Mostert B, Fratini S, McQuaid CD, Porri F 2019. Settlement of sesarmid crab larvae across the east coast of Africa: evidence for recruitment limitation and competent settlement within the mangrove forests. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 626:123-133

 

Connan, Dilley BJ, Whitehead TO, Davies D, McQuaid CD, Ryan PG. 2019. Multidimensional stable isotope analysis illuminates resource partitioning in a sub-Antarctic island bird community. Ecography 42:1948-1959

 

Steinfurth A, Booth JM, White J, Bond AL, McQuaid CD 2019. Sexual and geographic dimorphism in northern rockhopper penguins breeding in the South Atlantic Ocean. Endang Species Res 39: 293–302

 

Velez N, Zardi GI, Savio RL, McQuaid CD, Valbusa U, Sabour B, Nicastro KR. 2019. A baseline assessment of beach macrolitter and microplastics along northeastern Atlantic shores. Mar Poll Bull 149: 110649. doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.110649

 

McQuaid CD, Blamey LK. 2019. Where three oceans meet: state of the art and developments in southern African coastal marine biology. In: Interactions in the marine benthos. Eds. SJ Hawkins, K Bohn, LB Firth, GA Williams. Cambridge University Press. pp. 333-359.
 
 

Katy R. Nicastro, Christopher D. McQuaid, Gerardo I. Zardi. Between a rock and a hard place: combined effect of trampling and phototrophic shell-degrading endoliths in marine intertidal mussels. 2019. Marine Biodiversity doi.org/10.1007/s12526-018-0924-3

 

Molline N.C. Gusha, Tatenda Dalu, Ryan J. Wasserman, Christopher D. McQuaid. Zooplankton grazing pressure is insufficient for primary producer control under elevated warming and nutrient levels. 2019. Science of the Total Environment 651 (2019) 410–418. doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.09.132 

 

Cristián J. Monaco, Erika M. D. Porporato, Justin A. Lathlean, Morgana Tagliarolo, Gianluca Sarà, Christopher D. McQuaid. Predicting the performance of cosmopolitan species: dynamic energy budget model skill drops across large spatial scales. 2019. Marine Biology 166:14 doi.org/10.1007/s00227-018-3462-4

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