Publications & Presentations
Peer Reviewed Publications & Data
Bergsma, G.S. (2012) “Mutualists alter coral susceptibility and response to biotic disturbance through cascading trait-mediated indirect interactions.” Coral Reefs. 31(2): 461-469. DOI: 10.1007/s00338-011-0861-0 <PDF>
Bergsma, G.S. (2012) “Coral mutualists enhance fish abundance and diversity through morphology-mediated facilitation cascade.” Marine Ecology Progress Series. 451: 151-161. DOI: 10.3354/meps09615 <PDF>
Bergsma, G.S. & C.M. Martinez* (2011) “Mutualist-induced morphological changes enhance growth and survival of corals.” Marine Biology. 158(10): 2267-2277. DOI:10.1007/s00227-011-1731-6 <PDF>
Bergsma, G.S. (2009) “Tube-dwelling coral symbionts induce significant morphological change in Montipora.” Symbiosis. 49: 143-150. DOI: 10.1007/s13199-009-0047-5 <PDF>
Bergsma G.S. (2009) Ecological effects of finger-forming coral symbionts. Ph.D. Dissertation. Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara. 131pp. ISBN: 9781109608151
Bergsma, G.S. (2010) Moorea Coral Reef LTER: Coral Reef: Sand Flat Sampling: Sand Infaunal Surveys. knb-lter-mcr.5001.7 <http://metacat.lternet.edu/knb/metacat/knb-lter-mcr.5001.7/lter>.
*Indicates undergraduate author.
Invited Talks & Seminars
Bergsma GS, “Interpreting Avian Adaptations.” Invited volunteer training seminar for the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Sep, Oct. 2019.
Bergsma GS, “Untangling biological interactions to understand how a species affects its community.” Invited talk for the CSUMB School of Natural Sciences Seminar Series, Nov. 2016.
Bergsma GS, “Untangling biological interactions to understand how one species affects a reef community.” Invited talk for the Moss Landing Marine Laboratories Seminar Series, Jan. 2013.
Bergsma GS, “An amphipod’s place: discovering how one species affects a coral reef.” Invited talk for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Lunchtime Seminar Series, May 2010.
Bergsma GS, “Interaction Cascades: a case study in how direct and indirect effects of a coral mutualist propagate through a reef,” Invited talk for the UCSB Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology Seminar Series, Nov. 2009.
Bergsma GS, “Community Cascades: a case study in how direct and indirect effects propagate through an ecosystem,” Invited talk for the UW Friday Harbor Laboratories Seminar Series, Nov. 2007.
Bergsma GS, “Effects of Mutualistic Tube-dwelling Amphipods on Corals,” Invited talk at the Taiwan National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium, Feb. 2007.
Bergsma GS, “Comparison of Tube-dwelling Symbiotic Amphipods of Moorea and Taiwan,” Seminar given at the NMMBA Polyp Lab Meeting, Feb. 2007.
Herrmann K* and Bergsma GS, “Paper or Plastic: Western Gulls' Picnic Preferences.” Poster presented at the 8th Annual California Coastal Wildlife Disturbance Sumposium, Nov. 2022 <PDF>
Munro-Kennedy SG* and Bergsma GS, “SARS-COV-2 and Larus Occidentalis: How the coronavirus pandemic has affected western gull foraging behavior in Monterey Bay,” Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting, Nov. 2020
Fuentes MC* and Bergsma, GS, “Coral symbionts mediate the effect of sedimentation on corals,” Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting, Nov. 2020
Bergsma GS, Duggan J, Silveus J, and Thomas T, “Encouraging undergraduate confidence and participation in research through lower-division course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs),” Association of College and University Biology Educators Annual Conference, Oct. 2019
Bergsma GS, “Leveraging natural history teaching collections to maximize student learning opportunities,” Poster presented at the Association of College and University Biology Educators Annual Conference, Oct. 2019 <PDF>
Reyes Gallegos E* and Bergsma GS, “The relationship between arthropod communities and the presence of lichen in oak woodlands,” Poster presented at the Entomological Society of America Pacific Branch Annual Meeting, Apr. 2019 <PDF>
Gautreaux ST* and Bergsma GS, “The effect of lichen cover on avian communities and foraging in oak woodlands,” Poster presented at The Wildlife Society California Central Coast Annual Wildlife Symposium, Nov. 2018 <PDF>
Vizina RM* and Bergsma GS, “Comparison of the ecological communities that reside in high lichen vs. low lichen oak woodlands,” Poster presented at the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Jan. 2018 <PDF>
Bergsma GS, “With a little help from the little guy: symbiosis on the coral reef,” National Association of Interpreters Certified Interpretive Guide Training Workshop, Mar. 2010
Bergsma GS, “Comparison of the impacts of echinoderms on foundation species in temperate and tropical reefs,” Poster presented at the International Temperate Reef Symposium, Jan. 2009 <PDF>
Bergsma GS, “The effect of symbiont induced structure on crown-of-thorns prey choice,” MCR LTER All Investigator Meeting, Nov. 2008
Bergsma GS, “Montipora as fish habitat in Moorea: quality of corals as fish refuge,” Poster presented at the MCR LTER Graduate Student Meeting, Nov. 2008 <PDF>
Bergsma GS, “Tubiculous coral symbionts induce morphological change and enhance growth in Montipora,” Poster presented at the International Coral Reef Symposium, Jul. 2008
Bergsma GS, “Mutualist induced coral structure provides habitat for reef fish,” Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting, Nov. 2007
Gowan JC*, Bergsma GS and Brooks AJ, “Secondary effects of Acanthaster planci predation on survival of resident damselfish,” Poster presented at the Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting, Nov. 2007 (Best Poster Award) <PDF>
Bergsma GS, “Mutualistic tube-dwelling amphipods protect coral from predators,” Western Society of Naturalists Annual Meeting, Nov. 2006 (Mia Tegner Award)
Bergsma GS, “Mutualistic tube-dwelling amphipods enhance growth in corals,” MCR LTER Scientist Meeting, Nov. 2006
Bergsma GS, “Coral mutualist induced morphological defense from echinoid predators,” Poster presented at the NSF LTER Annual Scientists Meeting, Sep. 2006 <PDF>
Bergsma GS, “Ecological significance of tube-dwelling amphipods,” MCR LTER Scientist Meeting, Dec. 2005
Bergsma GS, "Comparison of afferent branchial arteries of three sharks," Scripps Institution of Oceanography Undergraduate Research Conference, Aug. 2000
Steele WP and Bergsma GS, “Rapid alert for Cascadia earthquakes,” Poster presented at the Seismological Society of America Annual Meeting, Apr. 1999
Bergsma GS and Von Langen P, "Culturing planktonic foraminifera in order to better understand climate change," UCSB SARI Research Colloquia, Aug. 1998
Bergsma GS and Qamar A, "Data acquisition for the Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array," Poster presented at the NASA Space Grant Consortium Annual Meeting, Sep. 1997
*Indicates undergraduate author.