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Piggott CVH, Depczynski M, Gagliano M, Langlois TJ (2020) Remote video methods for studying juvenile fish populations in challenging environments. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology,

McLaughlin M.J., Greenwood J.E., Branson P., Lourey M.J., Hanson C. E. (2020) Evidence of phytoplankton light acclimation to periodic turbulent mixing along a tidally dominated tropical coastline. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans.

 Bentley B, Stubbs J, Whiting S, Mitchell N. (2020) Variation in thermal traits describing sex determination and development in Western Australian sea turtle populations. Funct Ecol.

Underwood JN, Richards Z, Berry O, Oades D, Howard A, Gilmour JP. (2020) Extreme seascape drives local recruitment and genetic divergence in brooding and spawning corals in remote northwest Australia. Evol Appl.

Morris T, Visscher P, O'Leary M, Fearns P, Collins L (2020) The biogeomorphology of Shark Bay's microbialite coasts. Earth-Science Reviews

Jones R, Giofre N, Luter H, Neoh TL, Fisher R, Duckworth A (2020) Responses of corals to chronic turbidity. Scientific Reports

Yuan Z, Liu D, Masqué P, Zhao M, Song X, Keesing J K (2020) Phytoplankton Responses to Climate?Induced Warming and Interdecadal Oscillation in North?Western Australia. Paleoceaonography and Paleoclimatology doi:10.1029/2019PA003712

Boschetti F, Lozano-Montes H, Stelfox B. (2020) Modelling regional futures at decadal scale: application to the Kimberley region. Science Reports

Bentley B, Kearney M, Whiting S, Mitchell N. (2020) Microclimate modelling of beach sand temperatures reveals high spatial and temporal variation at sea turtle rookeries. Journal of Thermal Biology


Austin B, Robinson C, Mathews D, Oades D, Wiggin A, Dobbs R, Lincoln G, Garnettt S. (2019) An Indigenous-Led Approach for Regional Knowledge Partnerships in the Kimberley Region of Australia. Human Ecology

Berry O, Richards Z, Moore G, Hernawan U, Travers M, Gruber B (2019) Oceanic and coastal populations of a harvested macroinvertebrate Rochia nilotica in north-western Australia are isolated and may be locally adapted. Marine and Freshwater Research 

Richards Z T, Garcia R, Moore G, Fromont J, Kirkendale L, Bryce M, Bryce C, Hara A, Ritchie J, Gomez O, Whisson C. (2019) A tropical Australian refuge for photosymbiotic benthic faunaCoral Reefs38(4), pp.669-676

Fromont J, Richards Z, Wilson N. (2019) First Report of the Coral-Killing Sponge Terpios hoshinota Rützler and Muzik, 1993 in Western Australia: A New Threat to Kimberley Coral Reefs?  Diversity

Schoepf V, Carrion SA, Pfeifer SM, Naugle M, Dugal L, Bruyn J, McCulloch MT. (2019) Stress-resistant corals may not acclimatize to ocean warming but maintain heat tolerance under cooler temperatures. Nature Communications 4031

Pomeroy A, Lowe R, Ghisalberti M, Winter G, Storlazzi C, Cuttler M (2019) Spatial Variability of Sediment Transport Processes Over Intratidal and Subtidal Timescales Within a Fringing Coral Reef System. Journal of Geophysical Research  doi: 10.1002/2017JF004468

Fisher R, Bessell-Browne P, Jones R (2019) Synergistic and antagonistic impacts of suspended sediments and thermal stress on corals. Nature communications 10:2346.

Jones R, Fisher R, Bessell-Browne P (2019) Sediment deposition and coral smothering. PLoS ONE 14(6): e0216248.

Gruber R, Lowe R, Falter J. (2019) Tidal and seasonal forcing of dissolved nutrient fluxes in reef communities. Biogeosciences

Vacelet J, Erpenbeck D, Diaz C, Ehrlich H, Fromont J (2019) New family and genus for Dendrilla-like sponges with characters of Verongiida. Part I redescription of Dendrilla lacunosa Hentschel 1912, diagnosis of the new family Ernstillidae and Ernstilla n. g. Zoologischer Anzeiger

Fromont J, ?ó?towska-Aksamitowska S, Galli R, Meissner H, Erpenbeck D, Vacelet J, Diaz C, Tsurkan MV, Petrenko I, Youssef DTA, Ehrlich H (2019) New family and genus of a Dendrilla-like sponge with characters of Verongiida. Part II. Discovery of chitin in the skeleton of Ernstilla lacunosa. Zoologischer Anzeiger

Cherukuru N, Dekker A, Hardman-Mountford N, Clementson L, Thompson P. (2019) Bio-optical variability in multiple water masses across a tropical shelf: Implications for ocean colour remote sensing models. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 219, 223-230.


Bevan E, Whiting S, Tucker T, Guinea M, Raith A, Douglas R. (2018) Measuring behavioral responses of sea turtles, saltwater crocodiles, and crested terns to drone disturbance to define ethical operating thresholds. PloS one doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0194460

Smith F, Allen SJ, Bejder L, Brown AM (2018) Shark bite injuries on three inshore dolphin species in tropical northwestern Australia. Marine Mammal Science 34: 87-99. doi: 10.1111/mms.12435

Underwood J, Richards Z, K Miller, Puotinen ML, Gilmour JP (2018) Genetic signatures through space, time and multiple disturbances in a ubiquitous brooding coral. Molecular Ecology

Ricardo G, Jones R, Clode P, Humanes A, Giofre N, Negri A. (2018) Sediment characteristics influence the fertilisation success of the corals Acropora tenuis and Acropora millepora. Marine Pollution Bulletin

Dufois F, Lowe R, Rayson M, Branson P. (2018) A numerical study of tropical cyclone-induced sediment dynamics on the Australian North West Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research. doi:10.1029/2018JC013939

Wenger A, Rawson C, Wilson S, Newman S, Travers M, Atkinson S, Browne N, Clarke D, Depczynski M, Erftemeijer P, Evans R, Hobbs JP, McIlwain J, McLean D, Saunders B, Harvey E (2018) Management strategies to minimize the dredging impacts of coastal development on fish and fisheries. Conservation Letters

Pomeroy A, Lowe R, Ghisalberti M, Winter G, Storlazzi C, Cuttler M (2018) Spatial variability of sediment transport processes over intra? and subtidal timescales within a fringing coral reef system. Journal of Geophysical Research

Strydom S, McMahon K, Kendrick GA, Statton J, Lavery PS (2018) Short-term responses of Posidonia australis to changes in light quality. Frontiers in Plant Science. Vol 8 17 Jan 2018 doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.02224

Statton J, McMahon K, Lavery P, Kendrick G.A. (2018) Determining light stress responses for a tropical multi-species seagrass assemblage. Marine Pollution Bulletin 128:508-518 DOI:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.01.060

Cvitanovic C, van Puttena EI, Hobday AJ, Mackay M, Kelly R, McDonald J, Waples K, Barnesh P (2018) Building trust among marine protected area managers and community members through scientific research: Insights from the Ningaloo Marine Park, Australia. Marine Policy

Gruber R, Lowe R, Falter J (2018) Benthic uptake of phytoplankton and ocean-reef exchange of particulate nutrients on a tide-dominated reef. Limnology and Oceanography doi: 10.1002/lno.10790

Yuan Z, Liu D, Keesing, J K, Zhao M, Guo S, Peng Y, Zhang H (2018) Paleoecological evidence for decadal increase in phytoplankton biomass off northwestern Australia in response to climate change. Ecology and Evolution doi:10.1002/ece3.3836


Marley SA, Salgado Kent C, Erbe C, Thiele, D (2017) A Tale of Two Soundscapes: Comparing the Acoustic Characteristics of Urban Versus Pristine Coastal Dolphin Habitats in Western Australia. Acoustics Australia. 45 (2): pp. 1-11. doi:org/10.1007/s40857-017-0106-7

Zimm R, Bentley BP, Wyneken J, Moustakas-Verho JE (2017). Environmental Causation of Turtle Scute Anomalies in ovo and in silico. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 57(6), 1303-1311.

Dufois F, Lowe R, Branson P, Fearns P. (2017) Tropical cyclone-driven sediment dynamics over the Australian North West Shelf. Journal of Geophysical Research. doi:10.1002/2017JC013518

Hernawan U, Van Dijk K, Kendrick G, Feng M, Biffin E, Lavery P, McMahon K (2017) Historical processes and contemporary ocean currents drive genetic structure in the seagrass Thalassia hemprichii in the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Molecular Ecology DOI:10.1111/mec.13966

Dorji P, Fearns P (2017) Impact of the spatial resolution of satellite remote sensing sensors in the quantification of total suspended sediment concentration: A case study in turbid waters of Northern Western Australia. PLoS ONE

McMahon K, Evans R, van Dijk K, Hernawan U, Kendrick G, Lavery P, Lowe R, Puotinen M, Waycott M (2017) Disturbance Is an Important Driver of Clonal Richness in Tropical Seagrasses  Frontiers in Plant Science doi: 10.3389/fpls.2017.02026    

Strehlow BW, Pineda M, Duckworth A, Kendrick GA, Renton M, Abdul Wahab M.A., Webster NS, Clode PL. (2017) Sediment tolerance mechanisms identified in sponges using advanced imaging techniques. PeerJ 5:e3904 doi: 10.7717/peerj.3904   

Wu P, Caley M.J., Kendrick G. A., McMahon K, Mengersen K (2018) Dynamic Bayesian Network Inferencing for Non homogeneous Complex Systems. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society C: Applied Statistics 67(2): 417-434.  DOI 10.1111/rssc.12228

Wu P, Mengersen K, McMahon K, Kendrick G, Chartrand K, York P, Rasheed M, Caley J (2017) Timing anthropogenic stressors to mitigate their impact on marine ecosystem resilience. Nature Communication doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01306-9

Wu P, McMahon K,  Rasheed M, Kendrick G, York P, Chartrand K,  Caley J,  Mengersen K (2017) Managing seagrass resilience under cumulative dredging affecting light: Predicting risk using dynamic Bayesian networks. Journal of Applied Ecology DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.13037

Strydom S, McMahon K, Kendrick G, Statton J, Lavery P.(2017) Seagrass Halophila ovalis is affected by light quality across different life history stages. Marine Ecology Progress Series DOI: 10.3354/meps12105

Strydom S, McMahon K, Lavery P. (2017) Response of the seagrass Halophila ovalis to altered light quality in a simulated dredge plume. Marine Pollution Bulletin

Brown G, Strickland-Munro J, Kobryn H, Moore SA (2017). Mixed methods participatory GIS: An evaluation of the validity of qualitative and quantitative mapping methods. Applied Geography 79, 153-166.doi: 10.1016/j.apgeog.2016.12.015

Kobryn H T, Brown G, Munro J, Moore, SA (2017). Cultural ecosystem values of the Kimberley coastline: An empirical analysis with implications for coastal and marine policy. Ocean & Coastal Management.

Le Nohaïc M, Ross C, Cornwall C, Comeau S, Lowe R, McCulloch M, Schoepf V (2017) Marine heatwave causes unprecedented regional mass bleaching of thermally resistant corals in northwestern Australia. Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/s41598-017-14794-y

DiBattista J, Travers M, Moore G, Evans R, Newman S, Feng M, Moyle S, Gorton R, Saunders T, Berry O. (2017) Seascape genomics reveals fine-scale patterns of dispersal for a reef fish along the ecologically divergent coast of Northwestern Australia. Mol Ecol. 2017;00:118.

Bessell-Browne P, Negri A.P., Fisher R, Clode P.L., Jones R (2017) Impacts of light limitation on corals and crustose coralline algae Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/s41598-017-11783-z

Duckworth A, Giofre N, Jones R (2017) Coral morphology and sedimentation Marine Pollution Bulletin

Whitty J.M., Keleher J, Ebner B.C., Gleiss A.C., Simpfendorfer C.A., Morgan D.L. (2017) Habitat use of a Critically Endangered elasmobranch, the largetooth sawfish Pristis pristis, in an intermittently flowing riverine nursery Endangered Species Research

Ricardo G.F., Jones R.J., Nordborg M, Negri A.P. (2017) Settlement patterns of the coral Acropora millepora on sediment-laden surfaces. Science of The Total Environment

Pineda MC, Strehlow B, Sternel M, Duckworth A, Jones R, Webster N.S. (2017) Effect of suspended sediments on the sponge holobiont with implications for dredging management. Scientific Reports. doi:10.1038/s41598-017-05243-x

Pineda MC, Strehlow B, Sternel M, Duckworth A, den Haan J, Jones R, Webster N.S. (2017) Effects of sediment smothering on the sponge holobiont with implications for dredging management Scientific Reports 7, Article number: 5156 doi:10.1038/s41598-017-05243-x

Pineda MC, Strehlow B, Kamp J, Duckworth A, Jones R, Webster N.S. (2017) Effects of combined dredging-related stressors on sponges: a laboratory approach using realistic scenarios Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/s41598-017-05251-x

Munro J, Pearce J, Brown G, Kobryn H, Moore S.A. (2017) Identifying ‘public values’ for marine and coastal planning: Are residents and non-residents really so different? Ocean & Coastal Management 148, 9-21

Munro J, Kobryn H, Palmer D, Bayley S, and Moore S. A. (2017). Charting the coast: spatial planning for tourism using public participation GIS. Current Issues in Tourism

Abdul Wahab M.A., Fromont J, Gomez O, Fisher R, Jones R. (2017) Comparisons of benthic filter feeder communities before and after a large-scale capital dredging program Marine Pollution Bulletin

Fisher R, Walshe T, Bessell-Browne P, Jones R. (2017) Accounting for environmental uncertainty in the management of dredging impacts using probabilistic dose–response relationships and thresholds. J Appl Ecol.

Bessell-Browne P, Negri A.P., Fisher R, Clode P.L., Jones R, (2017) Cumulative impacts: thermally bleached corals have reduced capacity to clear deposited sediment Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/s41598-017-02810-0

Feng M, Zhang X, Sloyan B, Chamberlain M (2017) Contribution of the deep ocean to the centennial changes of the Indonesian Throughflow Geophys. Res. Lett., 44. DOI: 10.1002/2017GL072577.

Zhang N, Feng M, Hendon HH, Hobday AJ, Zinke J. (2017) Opposite polarities of ENSO drive distinct patterns of coral bleaching potentials in the southeast Indian Ocean. Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/s41598-017-02688-y

Moore, S.A., G. Brown, H. Kobryn and J. Strickland-Munro. 2017. Identifying conflict potential in a coastal and marine environment using participatory mapping. Journal of Environmental Management 197: 706-718. doi:

Fraser MW, Short J, Kendrick G, McLean D, Keesing J, Byrne M, Caley J, Clarke D, Davis A, Erftemeijer PLA, Field S, Gustin-Craig S, Huisman J, Keough M, Lavery P, Masini R, McMahona K, Mengersen K, Rasheed M, Statton J, Stoddart J, Wu P (2017) Effects of dredging on critical ecological processes for marine invertebrates, seagrasses and macroalgae, and the potential for management with environmental windows using Western Australia as a case study Ecological Indicators
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Wenger A, Harvey E, Wilson S, Rawson C, Newman SJ, Clarke D, Saunders BJ, Browne N, Travers MJ, Mcilwain JL, Erftemeijer PLA, Hobb JPA, Mclean D, Depczynski M, Evans RD (2017) A critical analysis of the direct effects of dredging on fish. Fish Fish. 2017;00:1–19.

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

Brown G, Strickland-Munro J. Kobryn H and Moore SA . (2017). Mixed methods participatory GIS: An evaluation of the validity of qualitative and quantitative mapping methods. Applied Geography Applied Geography 79: 153-166. doi:


Hosie, AM, Hara, A. (2016). Description of a new species of brooding spider crab in the genus Paranaxia Rathbun, 1924 (Brachyura: Majoidea), from northern Australia and Indonesia. Zootaxa DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4127.1.6

Branson PM, Ghisalberti M, Ivey GN (2016) Time resolved 3D3C measurements of shallow-water island wakes. Proceedings 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, 5-8 December 2016.

Zhou WM, Espinosa-Gayosso, Jones, N.L. and M.R. Hipsey (2016) Numerical study of the wet-season hydrodynamics of a macrotidally forced bay with complex topography: Collier Bay, Kimberley, Western Australia. Proceedings 20th Australasian Fluid Mechanics Conference, Perth, 5-8 December 2016.

Liu D, Peng Y, Keesing JK, Wang Y, Richard P (2016) Paleo-ecological analyses to assess long-term environmental effects of pearl farming in Western Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series doi:10.3354/meps11740

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

Cvitanovica c, McDonald J, Hobday A.J., (2016) From science to action: Principles for undertaking environmental research that enables knowledge exchange and evidence-based decision-making Journal of Environmental Management 2016, 183(3), 864;

Fromont J, Abdul Wahab M.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

Solihuddin, T.,  Bufarale, G., Blakeway, D., O'Leary, M.J. (2016) Geomorphology and Late Holocene Accretion History of Adele Reef: a Northwest Australian Mid-Shelf Platform Reef, Geo-Marine Letters, 2016, 1–15. DOI: 10.1007/s00367-016-0465-3

Lowe R.J., Pivan X, Falter J, Symonds G, Gruber R (August 2016) Rising sea levels will reduce extreme temperature variations in tide-dominated reef habitats Science Advances, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1600825

Strickland-Munro J, Kobryn H, Brown G, Moore S (2016) Valuing The Wild, Remote And Beautiful: Using Public Participation Gis To Inform Tourism Planning In The Kimberley, Western Australia International Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning DOI: 10.2495/SDP-V11-N3-355-364

Strickland-Munro J, Kobryn H, Brown G, Moore S (July 2016) Marine spatial planning for the future: Using Public Participation GIS (PPGIS) to inform the human dimension for large marine parks Marine Policy DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2016.07.011

Pearce J, Strickland-Munro J, Moore S (June 2016) What fosters awe-inspiring experiences in nature-based tourism destinations?, Journal of Sustainable Tourism, DOI: 10.1080/09669582.2016.1213270

Bufarale G, Collins LB, O’Leary MJ, Stevens A, Kordi M, Solihuddin T (2016). Quaternary onset and evolution of Kimberley coral reefs (Northwest Australia) revealed by high-resolution seismic imaging. Journal of Continental Shelf Research, 123, 80–88 doi:10.1016/j.csr.2016.04.002

Zhang N, Feng M, Du Y, Lan J, Wijffels S. (2016) Seasonal and interannual variations of mixed layer salinity in the southeast tropical Indian Ocean, Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 121, 4716-4731. doi: 10.1002/2016JC011854

Kordi, M.N., and O’Leary, M. (2016). Geomorphic classification of reefs in the north western Australia Shelf. Regional Studies in Marine Science, DOI 10.1016/j.rsma.2016.05.012.

Kordi, M.N., and O’Leary, M. (2016) A Spatial Approach to Improve Coastal Bioregion Management of the North Western Australia. Ocean & Coastal Management, 127, 26-42 doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2016.04.004

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

Pedersen, O., Colmer, T. D., Borum, J., Zavala-Perez, A. and Kendrick, G. A. (2016), Heat stress of two tropical seagrass species during low tides – impact on underwater net photosynthesis, dark respiration and diel in situ internal aeration. New Phytol, 210: 1207–1218. doi:10.1111/nph.13900

Keesing J, Strzelecki J, Stowar M, Wakeford M, Miller K, Gershwin L, Liu G (Feb 2016) Abundant box jellyfish, Chironex sp. (Cnidaria: Cubozoa: Chirodropidae), discovered at depths of over 50?m on western Australian coastal reefs Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/srep22290

Solihuddin T, O’Leary M, Blakeway D, Parnum I, Kordi M, Collins L (March 2016) Holocene reef evolution in a macrotidal setting: Buccaneer Archipelago, Kimberley Bioregion, Northwest Australia Coral Reefs DOI 10.1007/s00338-016-1424-1

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

Morgan D, Wringer B, Allen M, Ebner B, Whitty J, Gleiss A, Beatty S (Jan 2016) What Is the Fate of Amputee Sawfish?  Fisheries Volume 41, Issue 2, 2016 DOI: 10.1080/03632415.2015.1125887

Brown A, Bejder L, Pollock K,Allen S (February 2016) Site-Specific Assessments of the Abundance of Three Inshore Dolphin Species to Inform Conservation and Management Frontiers in Marine Science



McKinnon AD, Doyle J, Duggan S, Logan M, Lønborg C, Brinkman R (2015) Zooplankton Growth, Respiration and Grazing on the Australian Margins of the Tropical Indian and Pacific Oceans. PLoS ONE 10(10): doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140012

Brown G, Strickland-Munro J, Kobryn H, Moore S (Dec 2015) Stakeholder analysis for marine conservation planning using public participation GIS Applied Geography doi:10.1016/j.apgeog.2015.12.004

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

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

Schoepf V, Stat M, Falter JL, McCulloch MT (December 2015) Limits to the thermal tolerance of corals adapted to a highly fluctuating, naturally extreme temperature environment. Nature Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/srep17639

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

Brown A, Bejder L,Parra G, Cagnazzi D, Hunt T, Smith J, Allen S (November 2015) Sexual Dimorphism and Geographic Variation in Dorsal Fin Features of Australian Humpback Dolphins, Sousa sahulensis Advances in Marine Biology doi:10.1016/bs.amb.2015.08.002

Kordi M.N., Collins, L.B., O'Leary M, Stevens A (November 2015) ReefKIM: An integrated geodatabase for sustainable management of the Kimberley Reefs, North West Australia Ocean & Coastal Management doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.11.004

Kordi M.N., Collins, L.B. and Stevens A. (2015). A Large Scale Geomorphological and Surficial Cover Map of Nearshore Reefs in the Kimberley Coast, WA. In Proceedings from Coast to Coast Conference 2014, Mandurah, Western Australia. ISBN-10: 0994357206 pp 15–20

Ming Feng, Jessica Benthuysen, Ningning Zhang and Dirk Slawinski (October 2015) Freshening anomalies in the Indonesian throughflow and impacts on the Leeuwin Current during 2010–2011 Research Letters DOI: 10.1002/2015GL065848

Yan Du, Yuhong Zhang, Ming Feng, Tianyu Wang, Ningning Zhang & Susan Wijffels Decadal trends of the upper ocean salinity in the tropical Indo-Pacific since mid-1990s Scientific Reports 5, Article number: 16050 (2015) doi:10.1038/srep16050

Jens Zinke, A. Hoell, J.M. Lough, M. Feng, A.J. Kuret, H. CLarke, V. Ricca, K. Rankenburg, & M.T. McCulloch (October 2015) Coral record of southeast Indian Ocean marine heatwaves with intensified Western Pacific temperature gradient, Nature Communications doi:10.1038/ncomms9562

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:

R. Jones, R. Fisher, C. Stark, P. Ridd (October 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 (2015) Effects of sediments on the reproductive cycle of corals. Marine Pollution Bulletin doi:10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.08.021

Collins, L.B., O’Leary, M.J., Stevens, A. M., Bufarale, G., Kordi, M., Solihuddin, T, 2015. Geomorphic Patterns, internal architecture and Reef Growth in a macrotidal, high turbidity setting of coral reefs from the Kimberley Bioregion. Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 12-22. (open access from Nov 2017)

S. S. Dandan , J. L. Falter, R. J. Lowe, M. T. McCulloch Resilience of coral calcification to extreme temperature variations in the Kimberley region, northwest Australia Coral Reefs ISSN: 0722-4028 (Print) 1432-0975 (Online) pp 1-13 First online: 09 August 2015 DOI 10.1007/s00338-015-1335-6

Strickland-Munro, J., Moore, S., Kobryn, H. and Palmer, D. (2015) Values and aspirations for coastal waters of the Kimberley: social values and participatory mapping using interviews. Technical Report. Kimberley Marine Research Program Node of the Western Australian Marine Science Institution. Western Australian Marine Science Institution, Perth, Western Australia.

Ryan J. Lowe, Arturo S. Leon, Graham Symonds, James L. Falter, and Renee Gruber The intertidal hydraulics of tide-dominated reef platforms Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans Volume 120, Issue 7 July 2015 Pages 4845–4868 DOI: 10.1002/2015JC010701

Collins, L.B., O’Leary, M.J., Stevens, A. M., Bufarale, G., Kordi, M., Solihuddin, T, 2015. Geomorphic Patterns, internal architecture and Reef Growth in a macrotidal, high turbidity setting of coral reefs from the Kimberley Bioregion. Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 12-22. DOI: 10.1080/18366503.2015.1021411

Jiangtao Xua, Ryan J. Lowe, Gregory N. Ivey, Nicole L. Jones and Richard Brinkman Observations of the shelf circulation dynamics along Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia during the austral spring and summer. Continental Shelf Research Volume 95, 1 March 2015, Pages 54–73 doi:10.1016/j.csr.2014.12.013

Ryan J. Lowe and James L. Falter Oceanic Forcing of Coral Reefs  Annual Review of Marine Science 2015. 7:43–66 doi: 10.1146/annurev-marine-010814-015834 view on the website

Ming Feng, Harry H. Hendon, Shang-Ping Xie4, Andrew G. Marshall, Andreas Schiller, Yu Kosaka, Nick Caputi and Alan Pearce 2015. Decadal increase in Ningaloo Niño since the late 1990s. Geophysical Research Letters, 42(1), doi: 10.1002/2014GL062509.

Z. T. Richards, M. J. O’Leary, The coralline algal cascades of Tallon Island (Jalan) fringing reef, NW Australia. Coral Reefs June 2015, Volume 34, Issue 2, pp 595-595 First online: 04 February 2015 doi: 10.1007/s00338-015-1262-6

Morgan D, Allen M, Ebner B, Whitty J, Beatty S (February 2015) Discovery of a pupping site and nursery for critically endangered green sawfish Pristis zijsron Journal of Fish Biology doi:10.1111/jfb.12668

Giada Bufarale · Lindsay B. Collins Stratigraphic architecture and evolution of a barrier seagrass bank in the mid-late Holocene, Shark Bay, Australia. Marine Geology 11/2014; 359. DOI:10.1016/j.margeo.2014.11.010

Tubagus Solihuddin, Lindsay.B. Collins, David Blakeway, Michael J. O' Leary (2015) Holocene coral reef growth and sea level in a macrotidal, high turbidity setting: Cockatoo Island, Kimberley Bioregion, northwest Australia. Marine Geology Volume 359, 1 January 2015, Pages 50–60 doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2014.11.011

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:



Stubbs JL, Kearney MR, Whiting SD, Mitchell NJ. (2014) Models of primary sex ratios at a major flatback turtle rookery show an anomalous masculinising trend. Climate Change Responses 1: 1-18.

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

T. Tucker et al 1.2.2 Turtles The WAMSI Marine Turtle Project in the Kimberley Conference Proceedings Page 79  Turtle Symposium 2014  

N.L. Jones, N.L. Patten, D.L. Krikke, R.J. Lowe, A.M. Waite, G.N. Ivey Biophysical characteristics of a morphologically-complex macrotidal tropical coastal system during a dry season Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science Volume 149, 5 August 2014, Pages 96–108 doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2014.07.018

Haigh ID, MacPherson LR, Mason MS, Wijeratne EMS, Pattiaratchi CB, Crompton RP & George S. 2014. Estimating present day extreme water level exceedance probabilities around the coastline of Australia: tropical cyclone-induced storm surges. Climate Dynamics, 42(1–2), 139–157.

Haigh ID, Wahl T, Rohling EJ, Price RM, Pattiaratchi CB, Calafat FM & Dangendorf S. 2014. Timescales for detecting a significant acceleration in sea level rise. Nature Communications, 5(3635), doi: 10.1038/ncomms4635.

Haigh ID, Wijeratne EMS, MacPherson LR, Pattiaratchi CB, Mason MS, Crompton RP & George S. 2014. Estimating present day extreme water level exceedance probabilities around the coastline of Australia: tides, extra-tropical storm surges and mean sea level. Climate Dynamics, 42(1–2), 121–138.

Michael C. Double, Virginia Andrews-Goff, K. Curt S. Jenner, Micheline-Nicole Jenner, Sarah M. Laverick, Trevor A. Branch, Nicholas J. Gales Published: April 09, (2014) Migratory Movements of Pygmy Blue Whales (Balaenoptera musculus brevicauda) between Australia and Indonesia as Revealed by Satellite Telemetry



Cerutti-Pereyra F., Thums M., Austin C. M., Bradshaw C. J. A., Stevens J. D., Babcock R. C., Pillans R. D., Meekan M. G. (2013) Restricted movements of juvenile rays in the lagoon of Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia – evidence for the existence of a nursery.

Fairclough D.V., Edmonds J.S., Jackson G., Lenanton R.C.J., Kemp J., Molony B.W., Keay I.S., Crisafulli B.M., Wakefield C.B. (2013). A comparison of the stock structures of two exploited demersal teleosts, employing complementary methods of otolith element analysis

Gallop SL, Bosserelle C, Eliot I & Pattiaratchi CB. 2013. The influence of coastal reefs on spatial variability in seasonal sand fluxes. Marine Geology, 344, 132–143.

Johansson C. L., van de Leemput I. A., Depczynski M., Hoey A. S., Bellwood D. R. (2013) Key herbivores reveal limited functional redundancy on inshore coral reefs.

Keesing J.K. and T.R. Irvine (2013). Aspects of the biology of an abundant spatangoid urchin, Breynia desori in the Kimberley region of north-western Australia. p165-174, in: Johnson, C.R. (ed.) Echinoderms in a Changing World. CRC Press/Balkema, The Netherlands.

Keesing, J.K. (2013). Ecology of Heliocidaris erythrogramma. In: J.M. Lawrence (ed.) Edible Sea Urchins: Biology and Ecology. (Third Edition) Developments in Aquaculture and Fisheries Science 38: 369-379. Elsevier.

Keesing, J.K., Strzelecki, J., Fromont, J. and Thomson, D. (2013) Sponges as important sources of nitrate on an oligotrophic continental shelf. Limnology and Oceanography 58 (6), 1947-1958.

Li, B., Keesing, J.K., Lourey, M. and McLaughlin (2013). Feeding and bioturbation effects of the sand dollar Peronella lesueuri (L. Agassiz, 1841) (Echinodermata) on microphytobenthos and sediment fluxes. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology 46, No. 6, 431–446,

Metcalf, S.J., Dambacher, J.M., Rogers, P., Hall, N., Loneragan, N. and Gaughan, D.J. (2013).  Identifying key dynamics and ideal governance structures for successful ecological management.

Metcalf, S.J., Dambacher, J.M., Rogers, P., Hall, N., Loneragan, N. and Gaughan, D.J. (2013).  Identifying key dynamics and ideal governance structures for successful ecological management of the Peel Harvey Estuary.

Yeo, S., Keesing, J.K. and van Keulen, M. (2013). Seasonal and diel variation in movement rhythms of sand dollar, Peronella lesueuri (Valenciennes, 1841), in Cockburn Sound, Western Australia. Marine Biology 160(2): 277-284, DOI 10.1007/s00227-012-2086-3.



Adriana Vergés, Scott Bennett, David R. Bellwood (2102) Diversity among Macroalgae-Consuming Fishes on Coral Reefs: A Transcontinental Comparison.

Berry O., England P., Fairclough D., Jackson G. and Greenwood J.. (2012) Microsatellite DNA analysis and hydrodynamic modelling reveal the extent of larval transport and gene flow between management zones in an exploited marine fish (Glaucosoma hebraicum) Fisheries Oceanography. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2419.2012.00623.x, Volume 21, Issue 4, pages 243–254,

Bosserelle C, Pattiaratchi CB & Haigh ID. 2012. Inter-annual variability and longer-term changes in the wave climate of Western Australia between 1970 and 2009. Ocean Dynamics, 62(1), 63–76.

Elizabeth A. Fulton, Fabio Boschetti, Miriana Sporcic, Tod Jones, L. Rich Little, Randall Gray, Roger Scott and Rebecca Gorton (2012) A multi-model approach to stakeholder engagement in complex environmental problems.

Elizabeth A. Fulton, Tod Jones, Fabio Boschetti, Kelly L. Chapman, L. Rich Little, Geoff Syme, Peta Dzidic, Rebecca Gorton, Miriana Sporcic, and William de la Mare (2012) Assessing the impact of stakeholder engagement in Management Strategy Evaluation.

Florencia Cerutti-Pereyra, Mark G. Meekan, Nu-Wei V. Wei, Owen O'Shea, Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Chris M. Austin (2012) Identification of Rays through DNA Barcoding: An Application for Ecologists.

Gallop SL, Bosserelle C, Eliot I & Pattiaratchi CB. 2012. The influence of limestone reefs on storm erosion and recovery of a perched beach. Continental Shelf Research, 47, 16–27.

Gallop SL, Bosserelle C, Pattiaratchi CB & Eliot I. 2012. Storm-driven perched beach dynamics behind a natural low-crested structure. Proceedings of the eighth international conference on coastal and port engineering in developing countries (COPEDEC VIII), Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 20–24 February, pp. 332–343.

Gallop SL, Bosserelle C, Pattiaratchi CB, Eliot I & Haigh ID. 2012. The influence of calcarenite limestone reefs on beach erosion and recovery, from seconds to years. In P Lynett & J McKee Smith (eds), Coastal engineering 2012: proceedings of the thirty-third international conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Santander, 1–6 July.

Gallop SL, Verspecht F & Pattiaratchi CB. 2012. Sea breezes drive currents on the inner continental shelf off southwest Western Australia. Ocean Dynamics, 62(4), 569–583.

Hallett, C.S., Valesini, F.J., Clarke, K.R. (2012). A method for selecting health index metrics in the absence of independent measures of ecological condition. Ecological Indicators 19: 240-252.

Herwig JN, Depczynski M, Roberts JD, Semmens JM, Gagliano M, et al. (2012). Using Age-Based Life History Data to Investigate the Life Cycle and Vulnerability of Octopus cyanea. PLoS ONE 7(8): e43679.

Johansson, CL; Bellwood, DR and Depczynski, M (2012) The importance of live coral for small-sized herbivorous reef fishes in physically challenging environments. Marine and Freshwater Research. 63(8): 672-679.

Keesing, J.K., Usher, KM and Fromont, J.  (2012). First record of photosynthetic cyanobacterial symbionts from mesophotic temperate sponges. Marine and Freshwater Research 63, 403–408

Langlois, T. J., Harvey, E. S., Meeuwig, J. J. (2012) Strong direct and inconsistent indirect effects of fishing found using stereo-video: testing indicators from fisheries closures. Ecological Indicators 23: 524-534.

Langlois, T. J., Van Niel, K. P., Meeuwig, J. J., Pearce, A., Radford, B. & Harvey, E. S. (2012) Consistent abundance distributions of marine fishes in an old, climatically buffered, infertile seascape. Global Ecology and Biogeography 21(9):886–897.

MacPherson LR, Haigh ID, Mason MS, Wijeratne EMS, Pattiaratchi CB & George S. 2012. Extreme water level exceedance probabilities around Australia. In P Lynett & J McKee Smith (eds), Coastal engineering 2012: proceedings of the thirty-third international conference, American Society of Civil Engineers, Santander, 1–6 July.

Rousseaux CSG, Lowe R, Feng M, Waite AM, Thompson PA. (2012). The role of the Leeuwin Current and mixed layer depth on the autumn phytoplankton bloom off Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Continental Shelf Research (1):22–35.

Schönberg, C and Fromont, J. (2012)  Sponge gardens of Ningaloo Reef (Carnarvon Shelf, Western Australia) are biodiversity hotspots. Hydrobiologia 687(1): 143-161.

Taebi S, Lowe RJ, Pattiaratchi CB, Ivey GN & Symonds G. 2012. A numerical study of the dynamics of the wave-driven circulation within a fringing reef system. Ocean Dynamics, 62(4), 585–602.

Taebi S, Lowe RJ, Pattiaratchi CB, Ivey GN, Symonds G, Brinkman R. (2012). A numerical study of the dynamics of the wave-driven circulation within a fringing reef system, Ocean Dynamics 62(4):585-602.

Taebi S, Pattiaratchi, CB, Lowe R, Ivey G & Symonds G. 2012. Hydrodynamic response of a tropical coral reef to a rise in mean sea level. Proceedings of the eighth international conference on coastal and port engineering in developing countries (COPEDEC VIII), Department of Ocean Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, 20–24 February, pp. 750–761.

Wijeratne EMS, Pattiaratchi CB, Eliot M & Haigh ID. 2012. Tidal characteristics in Bass Strait, south-east Australia. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 114, 156–165.

Zhao, M., H. Hendon, O. Alves and Y. Yin (2012) Impact of Improved Dynamical Balance between Assimilated Temperature and Salinity on Coupled Model  Seasonal Forecasts

Zhao, M., H. Hendon, O. Alves, Y. Yin and D. Anderson (2012). Impact of assimilating salinity on the simulated mean state and variability in a coupled seasonal forecast model. Monthly Weather Review.



Beger, M., R. Babcock, D. J. Booth, D. Bucher, S.A. Condie, B. Creese, C. Cvitanovic, S.J. Dalton, P. Harrison, A. Hoey, A. Jordan, J. Loder, H. Malcolm, S.W. Purcell, C.M. Roelfsema, P. Sachs, S.D.A. Smith, B. Sommer, R. Stuart-Smith, D. Thomson, C.C. Wallace, M. Zann and J.M. Pandolfi (2011). Research challenges to improve the management and conservation of subtropical reefs to tackle climate change threats. Ecological Management and Restoration Vol. 12: 7-10.

Black, R, Brearley A, Johnson M, Prince J. 2011. Diversity, abundance and distribution of intertidal invertebrate species in the NMP. Final report submitted to WAMSI. 452pp. /sites/,%20abundance%20and%20distribution%20of%20intertidal%20invertebrate.pdf

Bosserelle C, Haigh ID, Pattiaratchi CB & Gallop S. 2011. Simulation of perched beach accretion using smoothed particle hydrodynamics. Proceedings of Coasts and Ports 2011, Engineers Australia, Perth, 28–30 September.

Cai, W., P.V. Rensch, T. Cowan, and H.H. Hendon (2011). Teleconnection pathways for ENSO and the IOD and the mechanism for impacts on Australian rainfall. J. Climate, 24: 3910–3923.

Cook, K. and M.A. Vanderklift (2011). Depletion of predatory fish by fishing in a temperate reef ecosystem leads to indirect effects on prey, but not to lower trophic levels. Marine Ecology Progress Series 432: 195-205.

Evans, R. and Molony, B. W. (2011) Pilot evaluation of the efficacy of electronic monitoring on a demersal gillnet vessel as an alternative to human observers. Fisheries Research Report No. 221. Department of Fisheries, Western Australia. 16 pp.

Fairclough, D. V., Lenanton, R. C. J and Jackson, G. (2011)  Rapid and cost-effective assessment of connectivity among assemblages of baldchin groper Choerodon rubescens (Labridae), using laser ablation ICP-MS analysis of sagittal otoliths. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 403: 46–53.

Fearns, P.R.C., W. Klonowski, R.C. Babcock, P. England and J. Phillips (2011). Shallow water substrate mapping using hyperspectral remote sensing. Continental Shelf Research 31(12):1249-1259.

Feng, M., C. Boning, Biastoch A, Behrens E., E. Weller E., and Masumoto Y. (2011), The reversal of the multi-decadal trends of the equatorial Pacific easterly winds, and the Indonesian Throughflow and Leeuwin Current transports. Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L11604.

Fletcher, W.J., Shaw, J., Gaughan, D.J., Metcalf, S.J. (2011). Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management. Case Study of the West Coast Bioregion.  Fisheries Research Report No. 225.

Gallop SL, Bosserelle C, Pattiaratchi CB & Eliot I. 2011. Form and function of natural and engineered perched beaches. Proceedings of Coasts and Ports 2011, Engineers Australia, Perth, 28–30 September.;dn=678794438360112;res=IELENG

Gallop SL, Bosserelle C, Pattiaratchi CB & Eliot I. 2011. Hydrodynamic and morphological response of a perched beach during sea breeze activity. Proceedings of the eleventh international coastal symposium, Szczecin, Poland, 9–14 May, Journal of Coastal Research, special issue 64, pp. 75–79.

Gallop, S.L., Bosserelle, C., Pattiaratchi, C.B., Eliot, I., (2011). Hydrodynamic and morphological response of a perched beach during sea breeze. Proceedings of the 11th International Coastal Symposium ICS 2009, Szczecin, Poland. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 64, pp. 75–79.

Gardner MJ, Chaplin JA, Shaw KM (2011) Development and characterisation of novel microsatellite loci for the baldchin groper (Choerodon rubescens) and cross-amplification in seven other labrid species. Conservation Genetics Resources, 3(3), 461 – 466. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-010-9379-y.

Haigh ID, Eliot M & Pattiaratchi CB. 2011. Global influences of the 18.6-year nodal cycle and 8.85-year cycle of lunar perigree on high tidal levels. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 116, C06025, doi: 10.1029/2010JC006645.

Haigh ID, Eliot M, Pattiaratchi CB & Wahl T. 2011. Regional changes in mean sea level around Western Australia between 1897 and 2008. Proceedings of Coasts and Ports 2011, Engineers Australia, Perth, 28–30 September.;dn=708048203235486;res=IELENG

Hall, N and Wise, B (2011) Development of an ecosystem approach to the monitoring and management of Western Australian fisheries.  FRDC Project 2005/063.  Fisheries Research Report No. 215.

Hartill B.W., Cryer M., Lyle J.M., Rees E.B., Ryan K.L., Steffe A.S., Taylor S.M., Laurie W., and Wise B.S. (2011). Scale- and Context-Dependent Selection of Recreational Harvest Estimation Methods: The Australasian Experience.

Hartog, J., Hobday, J. A., Matear, R., and Feng, M. (2011). Habitat overlap between southern bluefin tuna and yellowfin tuna in the east coast longline fishery – implications for present and future spatial management. Deep-Sea Research II, 58:746-752.

Hassler, C.S., J.R. Djajadikarta, M.A. Doblin, J.D. Everett and P.A. Thompson (2011). Characterisation of water masses and phytoplankton nutrient limitation in the East Australian Current separation zone during spring 2008. Deep-Sea Research II 58: 664-677.

Keesing, J.K, Graham F., Irvine, T. and Crossing, R. (2011) Synchronous aggregated pseudocopulation of the sea star Archaster angulatus Muller and Troschel, 1842 (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) and its reproductive cycle in south-western Australia. Marine Biology 158:1163–1173

Keesing, J.K., Irvine, T.R., Alderslade, P., Clapin G., Fromont, J., Hosie, A., Huisman, J., Phillips, J., Naughton, K.M., Marsh, L.M., Slack-Smith, S. Thomson, D. and Watson, J. (2011). Marine benthic flora and fauna of Gourdon Bay and the Dampier Peninsula in the Kimberley region of north-western Australia. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia (Kimberley Special Issue)94: 285-301 (Kimberley Special issue).

Lawrence, J.M., J.K. Keesing and T.R. Irvine (2011). Population characteristics and biology of two populations of Archaster angulatus (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) in different habitats off the central-western Australian coast. Journal of the Marine Biological Association UK  91(8): 1577-1585.

Little, LR, Thebaud, O, Boschetti, F, McDonald, AD, Marriott, R, Wise, B, Lenanton, R. 2011. An Evaluation of Management Strategies for Line Fishing in the Ningaloo Marine Park. Final report submitted to WAMSI, Node 3. Perth, WA.

Lozano-Montes, H.M., N.R. Loneragan, R.C. Babcock and K. Jackson (2011). Using trophic flows and ecosystem structure to model the effects of fishing in the Jurien Bay Marine Park, temperate Western Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 62: 1-11.

M. Zhao, G.M. Wang, H.H. Hendon, and O. Alves (2011). Impact of including surface currents on simulation of Indian Ocean variability with the POAMA coupled model. Climate Dyn., 36:1291-1302.

MacPherson LR, Haigh ID & Pattiaratchi CB. 2011. Coastal flooding in the Peel Harvey Estuary and the effects of mean sea level rise. Proceedings of Coasts and Ports 2011, Engineers Australia, Perth, 28–30 September.

McGregor, F. (2011). Manta ray (Manta alfredi) visitation to Ningaloo Reef, WA - the importance of residence! In Proceedings of the Australian Marine Sciences Association 48th Annual Conference, Fremantle, WA.

Metcalf, S. J., Pember, M. B. and Bellchambers, L. M. (2011) Identifying indicators of the effects of fishing using alternative models, uncertainty, and aggregation error. ICES Journal of Marine Science 68: 1417–1425.

Ming Feng, Nick Caputi, James Penn, Dirk Slawinski, Simon de Lestang, Evan Weller, and Alan Pearce (2011) Ocean circulation stokes drift and connectivity of western rock lobster (Panulirus cygnus) population.

Patten NL, Wyatt, ASJ, Lowe, RJ, Waite, AM. (2011). Uptake of picophytoplankton, bacterioplankton and virioplankton by a fringing coral reef community (Ningaloo Reef, Australia). Coral Reefs 30(3):555-567.

Pattiaratchi CB, Hollings B, Woo M & Welhena T. 2011. Dense shelf water formation along the south-west Australian inner shelf. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, L10609, doi: 10.1029/2011GL046816.

Pattiaratchi, C., B. Hollings, M. Woo and T. Welhena (2011). Dense shelf water formation along the south?west Australian inner shelf. Geophysical Research Letters 38: L10609.

Pearce, A., D. Slawinski, M. Feng, B. Hutchins, P. Fearns, Modelling the potential transport of tropical fish larvae in the Leeuwin Current. Continental Shelf Research (2011), 31: 2018-2040.

Rivers, D.O., G.A.Kendrick and D.I. Walker (2011). Microsites play an important role for seedling survival in the seagrass Amphibolis antarctica. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 401: 29-35.

Rogers, A. 2011. Is Choice Modelling Really Necessary? Public versus expert values for marine reserves in Western Australia, Melbourne. Australian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society 55th Annual Conference, Melbourne.

Smale, D. A., Kendrick, G. A., and Wernberg, T. (2011). Subtidal macroalgal richness, diversity and turnover, at multiple spatial scales, along the southwestern Australian coastline. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 91: 224-231.

Smale, D. A., Langlois, T., Kendrick, G. A., Meeuwig, J. Harvey, E. S. (2011) From fronds to fish: the use of indicators for ecological monitoring in marine benthic ecosystems, with case studies from temperate Western Australia. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 21(3): 311-337.

Smale, D. A., Wernberg, T., Peck, L. S. and Barnes, David. K. A. (2011) Turning on the heat: ecological response to simulated warming in the sea. PlosOne, 6 (1): e16050

Smale, D. A., Wernberg, T., Vance, T. (2011) Community development on temperate subtidal reefs: the influences of wave energy and the stochastic recruitment of a dominant kelp. Marine Biology 158: 1757-1766.

Sun, C., M. Feng, R. Matear, M. Chamberlain, P. Craig, K. Ridgway, and A. Schiller (2011). Marine downscaling of a future climate scenario for Australian boundary currents, J. Clim., 25: 2947–2962.

Symonds, G., L. Zhong and N. Mortimer (2011). Effects of wave exposure on circulation in a temperate reef environment. Journal of Geophysical Research 116: C09010.

Taebi S, Lowe R, Pattiaratchi CB, Ivey G & Symonds G. 2011. The response of the wave-driven circulation at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia, to a rise in mean sea level. Proceedings of Coasts and Ports 2011, Engineers Australia, Perth, 28–30 September.

Taebi S, Lowe RJ, Pattiaratchi C, Ivey G, Symonds G and Brinkman RM (2011) Nearshore circulation in a tropical fringing reef system. Journal of Geophysical Research 116:C02016.

Taebi S, Lowe RJ, Pattiaratchi CB, Ivey GN & Symonds G. 2011. Modelling nearshore circulation in a fringing reef system: Ningaloo Reef, Australia. Proceedings of the eleventh international coastal symposium, Szczecin, Poland, 9–14 May, Journal of Coastal Research, special issue 64, pp. 1200–1203.

Taebi S, Lowe RJ, Pattiaratchi CB, Ivey GN, Symonds G & Brinkman R. 2011. Nearshore circulation in a tropical fringing reef system. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 116, C02016, doi: 10.1029/2010JC006439.

Taebi, S, Lowe, R, Pattiaratchi, C, Ivey, G, Symonds, G (2011). Modelling nearshore circulation in a fringing reef system: Ningaloo Reef, Australia. Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 64: 1200-1204.

Thompson, P.A., K. Wild-Allen, M. Lourey, C. Rousseaux, A.M. Waite, M. Feng and L.E. Beckley (2011). Nutrients in an oligotrophic boundary current: Evidence of a new role for the Leeuwin Current. Progress in Oceanography, 91(4): 345-359

Thompson, P.A., P. Bonham, A.M. Waite, L.A. Clementson, N. Cherukuru, C. Hassler and M.A. Doblin (2011). Contrasting oceanographic conditions and phytoplankton communities on the east and west coasts of Australia. Deep-Sea Research II 58: 645–663.

Valesini, F.J., Hallett, C.S., Cottingham, A., Hesp, S.A., Hoeksema, S.D., Hall, N.G., Linke, T.E., Buckland, A.J. (2011). Development of biotic indices for establishing and monitoring ecosystem health of the Swan-Canning Estuary. Final Report to the Swan River Trust, Department of Water, Department of Fisheries. Murdoch University.

Verges A, Hyndes G, Vanderklift M. 2011. Trophic effects through herbivory at Ningaloo Reef. Final Report submitted to WAMSI. 129pp.

Verges A, Vanderklift MA, Doropoulos C, Hyndes, GA, (2011). Spatial patterns in herbivory on a coral reef are influenced by structural complexity by not by algal traits. PLoS ONE 6:1-12. e17115.

Welhena T, Pattiaratchi CB & Feng M. 2011. Dense water formation and cross-shelf exchange on the Rottnest continental shelf in south-western Australia. Proceedings of Coasts and Ports 2011, Engineers Australia, Perth, 28–30 September.

Weller, E., David Holliday, Ming Feng, Lynnath Beckley, and Peter Thompson, A. (2011). A continental shelf scale examination of the Leeuwin Current off Western Australia during the austral autumn-winter, Continental Shelf Research, 31: 1858-1868

Weller, E., M. Feng, H. Hendon, J. Ma, S-P Xie, and N. Caputi (2011). Interannual variations of wind regimes off the subtropical Western Australia coast and their potential impacts on marine environment. J. Clim. .

Wernberg, T., Russell, B. D., Moore, P. J., Ling, S. D., Smale, D. A., Campbell, A., Coleman, M., Steinberg, P. D., Kendrick, G. A., Connell, S. D. (2011) Impacts of climate change in a global hotspot for temperate marine biodiversity and ocean warming. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2011.02.021

Xue, Y., M.A. Balmaseda, T. Boyer, N. Ferry, S. Good, I. Ishikawa, M. Rienecker, T. Rosati, Y. Yin, A. Kumar, 2011: Comparative analysis of upper ocean heat content variability from ensemble operational ocean analyses. U.S. CLIVAR Variations, 9(1):7-10.

Yin, Y., O. Alves, and P. R. Oke (2011). An ensemble ocean data assimilation system for seasonal prediction. Mon. Weather Review, 139:786-808.



Feng, M., Slawinski, D., Beckley, and Keesing, J.K. (2010) Retention and dispersal of shelf waters influenced by interactions of ocean current and coastal geography. Marine and Freshwater Research 61: 1259-1267.

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