About the Authors

Jennifer A. Dunne

jdunne@santafe.edu

Affiliations Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America, Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab, Berkeley, California, United States of America

Kevin D. Lafferty

Affiliation Western Ecological Research Center, United States Geological Survey, c/o Marine Science Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Andrew P. Dobson

Affiliation Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, United States of America

Ryan F. Hechinger

Affiliation Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Armand M. Kuris

Affiliation Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Neo D. Martinez

Affiliation Pacific Ecoinformatics and Computational Ecology Lab, Berkeley, California, United States of America

John P. McLaughlin

Affiliation Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, United States of America

Kim N. Mouritsen

Affiliation Department of Biological Sciences, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Robert Poulin

Affiliation Department of Zoology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

Karsten Reise

Affiliation Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, List, Germany

Daniel B. Stouffer

Current address: School of Biological Sciences, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

Affiliation Integrative Ecology Group, Estación Biológica de Doñana, Sevilla, Spain

David W. Thieltges

Affiliation Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Den Burg, The Netherlands

Richard J. Williams

Current address: Quid, San Francisco, California, United States of America

Affiliation Microsoft Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Claus Dieter Zander

Affiliation Biozentrum Grindel und Zoologisches Museum, Universität Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist. Any use of trade, product or firm names in this publication is for descriptive purposes only and does not imply endorsement by the US government.

Author Contributions

The author(s) have made the following declarations about their contributions: Conceived and designed the experiments: JAD KDL NDM. Performed the experiments: JAD DBS RJW. Analyzed the data: JAD DBS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JAD DBS RJW. Wrote the paper: JAD KDL APD RFH NDM DBS DWT. Compiled data: KDL RFH AMK JPM KNM RP KR DWT CDZ.