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Bessell-Browne P, Fisher R, Duckworth A, Jones R, (2017) Mucous sheet production in Porites: an effective bioindicator of sediment related pressures Marine Pollution Bulletin 2017

Bessell-Browne P, Negri A.P., Fisher R, Clode P.L., Duckworth A, Jones R, (2017) Impacts of turbidity on corals: The relative importance of light limitation and suspended sediments Ecological Indicators 2017

Pomeroy AW, Lowe RJ, Ghisalberti M, Storlazzi C, Symonds G, Roelvink D (2017), Sediment transport in the presence of large reef bottom roughness Journal of Geophysical Research 10.1002/2016JC011755


Cuttler MVW, Lowe RJ, Falter JL, Buscombe D (Dec 2016) Estimating the settling velocity of bioclastic sediment using common grain‐size analysis techniques Sedimentology 10.1111/sed.12338

Whinney J, Jones R, Duckworth A, Ridd P (Dec 2016) Continuous in situ monitoring of sediment deposition in shallow benthic environments Coral Reefs DOI 10.1007/s00338-016-1536-7

Adams MP, Hovey RK, Hipsey MR, Bruce LC, Ghisalberti M, Lowe RJ, Gruber RK, Ruiz-Montoya L, Maxwell PS, Callaghan DP, Kendrick GA, O'Brien KR (2016), Feedback between sediment and light for seagrass: Where is it important?. Limnology and Oceanography., 61: 1937–1955. doi:10.1002/lno.10319

Lowe RJ and Falter JL (2015) Oceanic Forcing of Coral Reefs Annual Review of Marine Science DOI: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010814-015834

Pomeroy AWM, Lowe RJ, Ghisalberti M, Storlazzi CD, Cuttler M, Symonds G (2015) Mechanics of sediment suspension and transport within a fringing reef. Coastal Sediments 2015: DOI:

Pineda MC, Strehlow​ B.W., Duckworth A, Doyle J, Jones R, Webster N.S. Effects of light attenuation on the sponge holobiont- implications for dredging management Scientific Reports (2016) doi:10.1038/srep39038

Strehlow​ B.W., Jorgensen D, Webster N.S., Pineda MC, Duckworth A. Using a thermistor flowmeter with attached video camera for monitoring sponge excurrent speed and oscular behaviour PeerJ (2016) Dec DOI: 10.7717/peerj.2761

Fromont J, Wahab M.A.A., Gomez O, Ekins M,  Grol M, Norman Ashby Hooper J. (2016) Patterns of Sponge Biodiversity in the Pilbara, Northwestern Australia Diversity 2016, 8(4), 21; doi: 10.3390/d8040021

Dorji P, Fearns P. A. (2016) Quantitative Comparison of Total Suspended Sediment Algorithms: A Case Study of the Last Decade for MODIS and Landsat-Based Sensors. Remote Sensing. 2016; 8(10):810 doi:10.3390/rs8100810

Dorji P, Fearns P, Broomhall M (2016) A Semi-Analytic Model for Estimating Total Suspended Sediment Concentration in Turbid Coastal Waters of Northern Western Australia Using MODIS-Aqua 250 m Data. Remote Sensing. 2016; 8(7):556 doi:10.3390/rs8070556

Ricardo G.F., Jones R.J., Clode P.L., Negri A.P. (2016) Mucous Secretion and Cilia Beating Defend Developing Coral Larvae from Suspended Sediments. PLoS ONE 11(9): e0162743. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162743

Gilmour J, Speed CW, Babcock R. (2016) Coral reproduction in Western Australia. PeerJ 4:e2010

Ricardo G, Jones, Negri A, Stocker R (Feb 2016) That sinking feeling: Suspended sediments can prevent the ascent of coral egg bundles. Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/srep21567

Lafratta A, Fromont J, Speare P, Schönberg C (Feb 2016) Coral bleaching in turbid waters of north-western Australia Marine and Freshwater Research


Ricardo G, Jones R, Clode P, Humanes A, Negri A. (Dec 2015) Suspended sediments limit coral sperm availability Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/srep18084

Fisher R, Stark P, Ridd P, Jones R (Dec 2015) Spatial Patterns in Water Quality Changes during Dredging in Tropical Environments PLOS DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143309

Jones R, Bessell-Brownea P, Fishera R, Klonowskic W, Slivkoffc M (Dec 2015) Assessing the impacts of sediments from dredging on corals Marine Pollution Bulletin doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.10.049

Jones R, Fisher R, Stark C, Ridd P (Oct 2015) Temporal Patterns in Seawater Quality from Dredging in Tropical Environments PLOS DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0137112

R. Jones, G.F. Ricardo, A.P. Negri, (Sept 2015) Effects of sediments on the reproductive cycle of corals. Marine Pollution Bulletin doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.08.021

C.H.L. Schönberg (Sept 2015) Happy relationships between marine sponges and sediments – a review and some observations from Australia Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom DOI:

M.C. Pineda, A Duckworth, N Webster (Jan 2015) Appearance matters: sedimentation effects on different sponge morphologies Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom DOI:

C.H.L. Schönberg (Dec 2014) Self-cleaning surfaces in sponges Marine Biodiversity DOI: 10.1007/s12526-014-0302-8