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Rachel Collin


Collin, Rachel. 2019. Calyptraeidae from the northeast Pacific (Gastropoda: Caenogastropoda). Zoosymposia. 13 (1):107–130.


Collin, R. and Moran, A., 2018. Evolutionary Transitions in Mode of Development. Pg. 50-66 In. Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Invertebrate Larvae. Edited by Tyler J. Carrier, Adam M. Reitzel, and Andreas Heyland: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198786962.003.0004

Collin, R., N. Nieto, and Peña C. 2018. Seasonal differences in egg size in three species of crabs from a tropical upwelling zone. Marine Biology Research. DOI: 10.1080/17451000.2017.1406664

Miglietta, M. P., Piraino, S., Pruski, S., Alpizar Gonzalez, M., Castellanos, S., Collin, R. 2018. An integrative identification guide to the Hydrozoa (Cnidaria) of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Neotropical Biodiversity.


Altieri, A. H., S. Harrison, J. Seemann, R. Collin, R.J. Diaz, and N. Knowlton. 2017. Tropical "dead zones" and mass mortalities on coral reefs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114:3660-3665.

Chollett I, Collin R, Bastidas C, Cróquer A, Gayle PMH, Jordán-Dahlgren E, et al. 2017. Widespread local chronic stressors in Caribbean coastal habitats. PLoS One. 12(12): e0188564.

Lesoway, M.P., R. Collin and E. Abouheif. 2017. Early activation of MAPK and apoptosis in nutritive embryos of calyptraeid gastropods. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B. Molecular and Developmental Evolution. 328: 449-461.

Rebolledo, Adriana P. and Collin, Rachel 2017. Thermal tolerance of the zoea I stage of four Neotropical crab species (Crustacea: Decapoda). Zoologia

Collin, R., Kerr, K. A., Contolini, G., and I. Ochoa. 2017. Reproductive synchrony in 7 intertidal gastropods from Panama. Ecology and Evolution. 7: 5977-5991.


Collin, R. and I. Ochoa 2016. The influence of seasonal environmental variation on the reproduction of four tropical marine gastropods. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 555:125-139. doi: 10.3354/meps11815.

Collin, R., Roof, K., and Spangler A. 2016. Hatching plasticity in the tropical gastropod Nerita scabricosta. Invertebrate Biology. 135: 87-96. DOI: 10.1111/ivb.12119

Collin, R and K.Y.K. Chan. 2016. The sea urchin Lytechinus variegatus lives close to the upper thermal limit for early development in a tropical lagoon. Ecology and Evolution. 6: 5623-5634. doi:10.1002/ece3.2317

Lesoway, M. P., E. Abouheif, and R. Collin. 2016. Comparative transcriptomics of alternative developmental phenotypes in a marine gastropod. Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B. 326: 151-167. doi: 10.1002/jez.b.22674

Collin, R., S. Fredericq, D. W. Freshwater, E. Gilbert, M. Madrid, S. Maslakova, M. P. Miglietta, R. Rocha, E. Rodriguez, R. W. Thacker. 2016. TaxaGloss - A glossary and translation tool for biodiversity studies. Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e10732. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.4.e10732.


Kerr, K.A., A. Cornejo, F. Guichard, A. C. Crespi-Abril and R. Collin. 2015. Planktonic predation risk varies with life history stage. Journal of Plankton Research. doi: 10.1093/plankt/fbv006

Collin, R. and I. Ochoa. 2015. Access to multiple mates increases fecundity but does not impact per offspring maternal investment in a marine gastropod. Invertebrate Biology. 134: 271-281. DOI: 10.1111/ivb.12109

Robertson, D. R. and R Collin. 2015. Inter-and Intra-specific variation in egg size among reef fishes across the Isthmus of Panama. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. 2: 84 doi: 10.3389/fevo.2014.00084

Kopf, A. et al. 2015. Ocean Sampling Day Consortium. Giga Science. 4:27. DOI: 10.1186/s13742-015-0066-5

Carrillo-Baltodano A. and R. Collin. 2015. Crepidula slipper limpets alter sex change in response to physical contact with conspecifics. Biological Bulletin. 229:232-242. [Featured in the Washington Post, Mental Floss and Natural History Magazine].


Kerr, K.A., A. Cornejo, F. Guichard and R. Collin. 2014. Planktonic predation risk varies with prey life history stage and diurnal phase. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 503: 99-109. doi: 10.3354/meps10735

Lesoway, M.P., Abouheif, E. and R. Collin. 2014. The development of viable and nutritive embryos in the direct developing gastropod Crepidula navicella. International Journal of Developmental Biology. 58: 601-611. doi: 10.1387/ijdb.140136rc

Kerr, K.A., Christy, J.H, Joly-Lopez, Z., Luque, J., Collin, R., Guichard, F. 2014. Reproducing on time when temperature varies: shifts in the timing of courtship by fiddler crabs. PLoS One

Thomsen, O., Collin, R., & Carrillo-Baltodano, A. (2014). The Effects of Experimentally Induced Adelphophagy in Gastropod Embryos. PLOS ONE,9(7), e103366.

McDonald, K., R. Collin, M. P. Lesoway. 2014. Poecilogony in the caenogastropod Calyptraea lichen (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Invertebrate Biology.

van Tussenbroek, Brigitta I., Cortés, Jorge, Collin, Rachel, Fonseca, Ana C., Gayle, Peter M. H., Guzmán, Hector M., Jácome, Gabriel E., Juman, Rahanna, Koltes, Karen H., Oxenford, Hazel A., Rodríguez-Ramirez, Alberto, Samper-Villarreal, Jimena, Smith, Struan R., Tschirky, John J. and Weil, Ernesto. 2014. Caribbean-Wide, Long-Term Study of Seagrass Beds Reveals Local Variations, Shifts in Community Structure and Occasional Collapse. Plos One, 9(3): 1-13. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0090600


Collin, Rachel. 2013. Phylogenetic Patterns and Phenotypic Plasticity of Molluscan Sexual Systems. Integrative and Comparative Biology, pp. 1-13

Collin, R. and M. J. Starr. 2013. Comparative ontogenetic changes in enzyme activity during embryonic development of calyptraeid gastropods. Biological Bulletin 225: 8-17.


Kerr, K.A., J.H. Christy, R. Collin and F. Guichard. 2012. Reducing error in reproductive timing caused by temperature variation: interspecific differences in behavioural adjustment by fiddler crabs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 459:1-16.

R. Collin. 2012. Nontraditional Life-History Choices: What Can "Intermediates" Tell Us About Evolutionary Transitions Between Modes of Invertebrate Development?. Integrative and Comparative Biology. Online.

Veliz, D., F.M. Winkler, C. Guisado and R. Collin. 2012. A new species of Crepipatella (Gastropoda: Calyptraeidae) from northern Chile. Molluscan Research 32: 145-153.

Mérot, C. and R. Collin. 2012. Effects of stress on sex change in Crepidula cf. marginalis (Gastropoda: Calyptraeidae). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 416-417: 68-71.

R. Collin. 2012. Temperature-mediated trade-offs and changes in life-history integration in two slipper limpets (Gastropoda: Calyptraeidae) with planktotrophic development. Biological Journal of the Linnean Socity. Online.

Collin, Rachel and Spangler, Abby. (2012). Impacts of Adelphophagic Development on Variation in Offspring Size, Duration of Development, and Temperature-Mediated Plasticity. Biological Bulletin 223(3) 268-277

Mérot, C. and R. Collin. 2012. Effects of food availability on sex change in two species of Crepidula (Gastropoda: Calyptraeidae). Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 449: 173-181.


Lessios, HA., Lockhart, S., Collin, R., Sotil, G., Sanchez-Jerez, P., Zigler, K.S., Perez;Mateo, A.F., Garrido, J., Geyer, L.B., Bernardi, G., Vacquier, V.D., Haroun, R.J., Kessing, B.D. 2011. Phylogeography and bindin evolution in Arbacia, a sea urchin genus with an unusual distribution. Molecular Ecology Online.


Collin, R., A. A. Ramos-Esplá, and A. Izquierdo. 2010. Identification of the South Atlantic spiny slipper limpet Bostrycapulus odites Collin 2005 (Caenogastropoda: Calyptraeidae) on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. Aquatic Invasions. 5: 197-200

Collin, R., R. W. Thacker, A. S. Mobley, L. Busutil Lopez, S. P. Leys, M. C. Diaz. 2010. Phototactic responses of larvae from the marine sponges Neopetrosia proxima and Xestospongia bocatorensis. Invertebrate Biology. 129: 121-128

Henry, J. J., R. Collin and K. J. Perry. 2010. The slipper snail, Crepidula: An emerging lophotrochozoan model system. Biological Bulletin. 218: 211-229.

Collin, R. and M. Z. Salazar. 2010. Temperature-mediated plasticity and genetic differentiation in egg size and hatching size among populations of Crepidula (Calyptraeidae: Gastropoda). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 99(3): 489-499

Collin, R. and G. Giribet. 2010. Report of a cohesive gelatinous egg mass produced by a tropical marine bivalve. Invertebrate Biology. 129: 165-171

Collin, R. 2010. Repeatability of egg size in two marine gastropods: brood order and female size do not contribute to intraspecific variation. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 410: 89-­96.


Li, C. and R. Collin. 2009. Imposex in one of the world’s busiest shipping zones. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Sciences. 38: 189-196.

Mande Holford, Nicolas Puillandre, Maria Vittoria Modica, Maren Watkins, Rachel Collin, Eldredge Bermingham, Baldomero M. Olivera 2009. Correlating Molecular Phylogeny with Venom Apparatus Occurrence in Panamic Auger Snails (Terebridae). PLoS One. 4(11) e7667

Robertson, D. R., J. H. Christy, R. Collin, R. G. Cooke, L. D’Croz, K. W. Kaufmann, S. Heckadon Moreno, J. L. Mate, A. O’Dea, and M. Torchin. 2009. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute: Marine research, education, and conservation in Panama. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Sciences. 38: 73-93.

Collin, R. Farrell, P, and S. Cragg. 2009. A new reproductive population of Crepipatella dilatata (Lamark 1822) (Caenogastropoda: Calyptraeidae) in Northern Spain. Aquatic Invasions. 4(2): 377-380.

Collin, R., L. D’Croz, P. Gondola, J. B. Del Rosario. 2009. Climate and hydrological factors affecting variation in chlorophyll concentration and water clarity in the Bahia Almirante, Panama. Smithsonian Contributions to Marine Sciences. 38: 323-334.


Maria Pia Miglietta, Marco Rossi and Collin Rachel. 2008. Hydromedusa blooms and upwelling events in the Bay of Panama, Tropical East Pacific. Journal of Plankton Research. 30(7):783-793

Collin, R and E. Rolan. 2008. Bostrycapulus heteropoma n. sp. and Bostrycapulus tegulicius (Gastropoda: Calyptraeidae) from western Africa. The Veliger. 51:8-14

Collin, R. 2008. Development of Tylodina fungina Gabb, 1865 (Gastropoda: Notaspidea) from the Pacific Coast of Panama. Veliger 50: 51-56.


Collin, R. Chaparro, O. R., Winkler, F. and D. Veliz. 2007. Molecular phylogenetic and embryological evidence that feeding larvae have been reacquired in a marine gastropod. Biol. Bull. 212: 83-92

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