Our Harbour Our Asset, SIMS Associate Fellow Caroline Hoisington

An overview of economic activities and values associated with Australia’s most iconic harbour and its use by the city that surrounds it. Sydney Institute of Marine Science Technical Report – Our Harbour, Our Asset

Oceanography in the Days of Sail, Prof Ian Jones & Joyce Jones

The waters of the Pacific have played an important part in the development of the science of oceanography. Expeditions organised in the days of sail power were conducted in the face of hardships and dangers unknown today.

This book will be of interest to those drawn by the romance of the sea: to sailors, yachtsmen, and hydrographers. To read the e-book  please see the link below. – Oceanography in the Days of Sail

Journal Articles


Ainley LB, Vergés A, Bishop MJ (in press) Congruence of intraspecific variability in leaf traits for two co-occurring estuarine angiosperms. Oecologia (accepted, 8 April, 2016)

Armansin, N., Lee, K., Huveneers, C., Harcourt, R. 2016. Integrating social network analysis and fine-scale positioning to characterise the associations of a benthic shark. Animal Behaviour 115 (2016) 245e258.

Bain KF and Poore AGB. 2016. Use of near infrared reflectance spectroscopy (NIRS) to quantify diet mixing in a marine generalist herbivore. Marine Biology 163: 79.

Baird DJ; Van Den Brink PJ; Chariton AA; Dafforn KA; Johnston EL, 2016, ‘New diagnostics for multiply stressed marine and freshwater ecosystems: Integrating models, ecoinformatics and big data’, Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 391 – 392, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF15330

Banks JL; Hutchings P; Curley B; Hedge L; Creese B; Johnston E, 2016, ‘Biodiversity conservation in Sydney Harbour’, Pacific Conservation Biology, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 98 – 109,http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/PC15048

Bishop MJ, Mayer-Pinto M, Airoldi L, Firth LB, Morris RL, Loke LHL, Hawkins SJ, Naylor LA, Coleman RA, Chee SY, Dafforn KA (in press) Effects of ocean sprawl on ecological connectivity: impacts and solutions. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol (accepted, 29 May, 2016) Invited review

Bugnot AB, Coleman RA, Figueira WF & Marzinelli EM (2016) Effects of the receiving assemblage and disturbance on the colonisation of an invasive species. Marine Biology In press (accepted 31/05/2016)

Dafforn KA; Johnston EL; Ferguson A; Humphrey CL; Monk W; Nichols SJ; Simpson SL; Tulbure MG; Baird DJ, 2016, ‘Big data opportunities and challenges for assessing multiple stressors across scales in aquatic ecosystems’, Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 67, no. 4, pp. 393 – 413,http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF15108

Domínguez-Tejo E; Metternicht G; Johnston E; Hedge L, 2016, ‘Marine Spatial Planning advancing the Ecosystem-Based Approach to coastal zone management: A review’, Marine Policy, vol. 72, pp. 115 – 130, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2016.06.023

Edge KJ; Johnston EL; Dafforn KA; Simpson SL; Kutti T; Bannister RJ, 2016, ‘Sub-lethal effects of water-based drilling muds on the deep-water sponge Geodia barretti’, Environmental Pollution, vol. 212, pp. 525

Evans SM, Sinclair E, Poore AGB, Bain KF, Vergés A. 2016. Genotypic richness predicts phenotypic variation in an endangered clonal plant. PeerJ 4:e1633. 534, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2016.02.047

Flood M, Stobutzki I, Andrews J, Ashby C, Begg G, Fletcher R, Gardner C, Georgeson L, Hansen S, Hartmann K, Hone P, Larcombe J, Maloney L, Moore A, Roach J, Roelofs A, Sainsbury K, Saunders T, Sloan S, Smith T, Stewart J, Wise B (2016). Multijurisdictional fisheries performance reporting: how Australia’s nationally standardised approach to assessing stock status compares. Fisheries Research – In Press

Hughes LE and Poore AGB. 2016. Biancolina japonica Ishimaru 1996: first record of this burrowing amphipod from Australia and a review of host use in the genus Biancolina (Amphipoda: Peracarida: Crustacea). Marine Biodiversity Records 9:32.

Hughes, J.M., Rowland, A.J., Stewart, J., Gill, H.S. (2016). Discovery of a specialised anatomical structure in some physoclistous carangid fishes which permits rapid ascent without barotrauma. Marine Biology.

Hughes, J.M., Stewart, J., Gillanders, B.M., Collins, D., & Suthers, I.M. (2016). Relationship between otolith chemistry and age in a widespread pelagic teleost Arripis trutta: influence of adult movements on stock structure and implications for management. Marine and Freshwater Research.

Gonçalves P, Anderson KA, Thompson EL, Melwani AR, Parker L, Ross PM, Raftos DA. 2016. Rapid transcriptional acclimation following transgenerational exposure of oysters to ocean acidification. Molecular Ecology. In Press.

Green TJ, Chataway T, Melwani AR, Raftos DA. 2016. Proteomic analysis of hemolymph from poly(I:C)-stimulated Crassostrea gigas. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 48: 39-42

Hays GC, Ferreira LC, Sequeira AMM, Meekan MG, Duarte CM, Bailey H, Bailleul F, Bowen WD, Cayley MJ, Costa DP, Eguiluz VM, Fossette S, Friedlaender AS, Gales N, Gleiss AC, Gunn J, Harcourt R, Hazen E, Heithaus MR, Heupel M, Holland K, Horning M, Jonsen I, Kooyman G, Lowe CG, Madsen PT, Marsh H, Phillips R, Righton D, Ropert- Coudert Y, Sato K, Shaffer S, Simpfendorfer CA, Sims DW, Skomal G, Takahashi A, Trathan PN, Wikelski M, Womble J, Thums M. 2016. Key questions in marine megafauna movement ecology. Trends in Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.02.015

Heery HC, Bishop MJ, Critchley L, Bugnot AB, Airoldi L, Mayer-Pinto M, Sheehan EV, Coleman RA, Loke LHL, Johnston EJ, Komyakova V, Morris RL, Strain EMA, Naylor LA, Dafforn KA (in press) Identifying the consequences of ocean sprawl for sedimentary habitats. J Exp Mar Biol Ecol (accepted, 29 May, 2016) Invited review

Henschke N, JD Everett, A Richardson, IM Suthers. 2016. Rethinking the role of salps in the ocean. Trends in Ecology and Evolution. 14 June 2016

Henschke N, JD Everett, IM Suthers. 2016. An observation of two oceanic salp swarms in the Tasman Sea: Thetys vagina and Cyclosalpa affinis. Marine Biodiversity Records in press.

Hindell, M.A., McMahon, C.R., Bester, M.N., Boehme, L., Costa, D., Fedak, M.A., Guinet, C., Herraiz-Borreguero, L., Harcourt, R.G., Huckstadt, L., Kovacs, K., M., Lydersen, C., McIntyre, T., Muelbert, M.M.C., Patterson, T., Roquet, F., Williams, G. & Charrassin, J.B. 2016. Circumpolar habitat use in the southern elephant seal: implications for foraging success and population trajectories. Ecosphere 7(5):e01213. 10.1002/ecs2.1213

Hughes JM, Stewart J, Gillanders BM, Collins D and Suthers IM. 2016. Relationship between otolith chemistry and age in a widespread pelagic teleost Arripis trutta: influence of adult movements on stock structure and implications for management. Marine & Freshwater Research 67: 224-237

Huveneers, C., Simpfendorfer, Colin; Kim, S., Semmens, J., Hobday, A., Pederson, H., Stieglitz, T., Vallee, R., Webber, D., Heupel, M., Peddemors, V., Harcourt, R. 2016. The influence of environmental parameters on the performance and detection range of acoustic receivers. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.12520.

Keller K, AS Steffe, M Lowry, JJ Murphy and IM Suthers. 2016. Monitoring boat-based recreational fishing effort at a nearshore artificial reef with a shore-based camera. Fisheries Research: 181: 84-92.

Lawes JC; Clark GF; Johnston EL, 2016, ‘Contaminant cocktails: Interactive effects of fertiliser and copper paint on marine invertebrate recruitment and mortality’, Marine Pollution Bulletin, vol. 102, no. 1, pp. 148 – 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2015.11.040

Lawes JC; Neilan BA; Brown MV; Clark GF; Johnston EL, 2016, ‘Elevated nutrients change bacterial community composition and connectivity: high throughput sequencing of young marine biofilms’,Biofouling: the journal of bioadhesion and biofilm research, vol. 32, no. 1, pp. 57 – 69,http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08927014.2015.1126581

Masood M, Raftos DA, Nair SV. 2016 Two oyster species that show differential susceptibility to virus infection also show differential proteomic responses to generic dsRNA. Journal of Proteome Research. 15(6):1735-46.

Melwani AR, Thompson EL, Raftos DA. 2016. Differential proteomic response of Sydney rock oysters (Saccostrea glomerata) to prolonged environmental stress. Aquatic Toxicology. 173:53-62.

McAfee D, Cole VJ, Bishop MJ (2016) Latitudinal gradients in ecosystem engineering by oysters vary across habitats. Ecology 97:929-939

McGowan, J., Beger, M., Lewison, R., Harcourt, R., Campbell, H., Priest, M., Dwyer, R., Lin, H-Y., Lentini, P., Dudgeon, C., McMahon, C., Watts, M., Possingham, H. 2016. Linking research using animal-borne telemetry with the needs of conservation management. Journal of Applied Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.1275

Nicastro A, Lee KM, Bishop MJ (in press) Assimilation of organic matter by two benthic consumers across gradients of latitude and of nutrient enrichment. Mar Freshwater Res (accepted, 4 May, 2016)

Payne, N. L., Smith, J. A., van der Meulen, D. E., Taylor, M. D., Watanabe, Y. Y., Takahashi, A., Marzullo, T. A., Gray, C. A., Cadiou, G., Suthers, I. M. (2016), Temperature dependence of fish performance in the wild: links with species biogeography and physiological thermal tolerance. Functional Ecology, 30: 903–912. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12618.

Poore AGB, Graham S, Byrne M and Dworjanyn SA. 2016. Effects of ocean warming and lowered pH on algal growth and palatability to a grazing gastropod. Marine Biology 163: 99.

Raftos DA, Melwani AR, Haynes PA, Muralidharan S, Birch GF, Amaral V, Thompson EL, Taylor DA. 2016. The Biology of Environmental Stress: Molecular Biomarkers in Sydney Rock Oysters (Saccostrea glomerata). Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts. DOI: 10.1039/C6EM00322B.

Schaeffer A, M Roughan, T Austin, JD Everett, D Griffin, B Hollings, E King, A Mantovanelli, S Milburn, B Pasquer, C Pattiaratchi, R Robertson, D Stanley, IM Suthers and D White. 2016. Mean hydrography on the continental shelf from 26 repeat glider deployments along Southeastern Australia (Paper #SDATA-15-00212A),

Schnell, A. K., Smith, C. L., Hanlon, R. T., Hall, K., Harcourt, R. 2016. Cuttlefish perform multiple agonistic displays to communicate a hierarchy of threats. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-016-2170-7

Stelling-Wood TP, Clark GF and Poore AGB. 2016. Responses of ghost crabs to human modification of urban sandy beaches. Marine Environmental Research 116: 32-40.

Thompson EL, Parker L, Amaral V, Bishop, MJ, O’Connor WA, Raftos DA (2016) Wild populations of Sydney rock oysters differ in their proteomic responses to elevated carbon dioxide. Mar Freshwater Res http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF15320

Williams, G.D., Herraiz-Borreguero, L., Roquet, F., Tamura, T., Ohshima, K., Fukamachi, Y., Fraser, A. D., Gao, L., Chen, H., McMahon, C. R. Harcourt, R., Hindell, M. 2016. The suppression of Antarctic Bottom Water formation by melting ice shelves in Prydz Bay. Nature Communications DOI 10.1038/ncomms12577

Ushiama S, JA Smitha, IM Suthers, M Lowry and EL Johnston. 2016. The effects of substrate material and surface orientation on the developing epibenthic community on a designed artificial reef. Biofouling in press. Accepted 29 July16


Ainley LB, Bishop MJ (2015) Relationships between estuarine modification and leaf litter decomposition vary with latitude. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science 164:244-252

Allam B, Raftos DA. 2015. Immune responses to infectious diseases in bivalves. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology. 131:121-136. Green TJ, Raftos DA, Speck P, Montagnani C. 2015. Antiviral immunity in marine molluscs. Journal of General Virology 96:2471-2482.

Anderson K, Taylor DA, Thompson EL, Melwani AR, Nair SV, Raftos DA. (2015) Meta-analysis of studies using suppression subtractive hybridization and microarrays to investigate the effects of environmental stress on gene transcription in oysters. PLOS One.

Anderson K, Taylor DA, Thompson EL, Melwani AR, Nair SV, Raftos DA. 2015. Meta-analysis of environmental stress and gene transcription in oysters. PLOS One. PloS One. 10 (3): e0118839.

Banks JL; Hedge LH; Hoisington C; Strain EM; Steinberg PD; Johnston EL, 2015, ‘Sydney Harbour: Beautiful, diverse, valuable and pressured’, Regional Studies in Marine Science,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2016.04.007

Basford, Truong G, Feary D, Marzinelli E, Steinberg P, Verges A (2015) Feeding habits of range-shifting herbivores: tropical surgeonfishes in a temperate environment. Mar and Freshwater Research, in press

Becker A, M Holland, JA Smith, IM Suthers. 2015. Fish movement through an estuary mouth is related to tidal flow. Estuaries and Coasts, in press, accepted 28 Aug 2015.

Bestley, S., Jonsen, I., Gales, N., Harcourt, R., Hindell, M. 2015. Taking animal tracking to new depths: synthesizing horizontal-vertical movement0469.1

Bishop MJ, Byers JE (2015) Predation risk predicts use of a novel habitat. Oikos 124:1225-1231

Brodie, S, AJ Hobday, JA Smith, JD Everett, MD Taylor, CA Gray and IM Suthers. 2015. Modelling the oceanic habitats of two pelagic species using recreational fisheries data. Fisheries Oceanography 24: 463–477

Byers JE; Smith RS; Pringle JM; Clark GF; Gribben PE; Hewitt CL; Inglis GJ; Johnston EL; Ruiz GM; Stachowicz JJ; Bishop MJ, 2015, ‘Invasion Expansion: Time since introduction best predicts global ranges of marine invaders’, Scientific Reports, vol. 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep12436

Champion C, IM Suthers and J Smith. 2015. Zooplanktivory is a key process for fish production on a coastal artificial reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series 541: 1-14

Chelliah A, Bin Amar H, Hyde J, Steinberg PD, Guest J (2015) First record of multi-species synchronous coral spawning from Malaysia. PeerJ 3:e777

Clark GF, Marzinelli EM, Fogwill C, Turney C & Johnston EL (2015) Effects of sea-ice cover on marine benthic communities: a natural experiment in Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica. Polar Biology 38:1213-1222

Clark GF; Kelaher BP; Dafforn KA; Coleman MA; Knott NA; Marzinelli EM; Johnston EL, 2015, ‘What does impacted look like?

High diversity and abundance of epibiota in modified estuaries’, Environmental Pollution, vol. 196, pp. 12 – 20, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2014.09.017

Clark GF; Raymond B; Riddle MJ; Stark JS; Johnston EL, 2015, ‘Vulnerability of Antarctic shallow invertebrate-dominated ecosystems’, Austral Ecology: a journal of ecology in the Southern Hemisphere,http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/aec.12237

Coen LD, Bishop MJ (2015) The ecology, evolution, impacts and management of host-parasite interactions of marine molluscs. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 131:177-211

Cooke J, Lanfear R, Downing A, Gillings MR, Poore AGB, Goodwin ID, Waldron LS, Phillips, A, Metti Y and Bulbert MW. 2015. The unusual occurrence of green algal balls of Chaetomorpha linum on a beach in Sydney, Australia. Botanica Marina 58: 401-417.

Dafforn KA; Glasby TM; Airoldi L; Rivero NK; Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL, 2015, ‘Marine urbanization: An ecological framework for designing multifunctional artificial structures’, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 13, no. 2, pp. 82 – 90, http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/140050

Dafforn KA; Glasby TM; Airoldi L; Rivero NK; Pinto MM; Johnston EL, 2015, ‘The authors’ reply’,Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, vol. 13, no. 3, pp. 129 – 130,http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/15.WB.004 DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2431.

Edge KJ; Dafforn KA; Simpson SL; Ringwood AH; Johnston EL, 2015, ‘Resuspended contaminated sediments cause sublethal stress to oysters: A biomarker differentiates total suspended solids and contaminant effects’, Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, vol. 34, no. 6, pp. 1345 – 1353,http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/etc.2929

Everett JE, H. Macdonald, ME Baird, J Humphries, M. Roughan and IM Suthers. 2015. Cyclonic entrainment of pre-conditioned shelf waters into a frontal eddy. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans 120: 677-6915

Gannon R, Payne NL, IM Suthers, CA Gray, DE van der Meulen and MD Taylor. 2015. Fine-scale movements, site fidelity and habitat use of an estuarine dependent sparid. Environmental Biology of Fishes 98: 1599-1608.

Garside CJ, Coleman MA, Kelaher BP, Bishop MJ (2015) Putative predators of Carcinus maenas in eastern Australia. Estuaries and Coasts 38:1557-1568

Garside CJ, Stone L, Glasby TM, Bishop MJ (2015) The timing of Carcinus maenas recruitment to a south-east Australian estuary differs to that of native crabs. Hydrobiologia 762:41-53

Gillies CG, Fitzsimons JA, Branigan S, Hale L, Hancock B, Creighton C, Alleway H, Bishop MJ and 15 others (2015) Scaling-up marine restoration efforts in Australia. Ecological Management and Restoration 16:84-85Piddocke TP, Butler GL, Butcher PA, Stewart J, Bucher DJ, Christidi, L (2015). Age and growth of mangrove red snapper Lutjanus argentimaculatus at its cool-water-range limits. Journal of Fish Biology 86: 1587-1600

Green TJ, Speck P, Geng L, Raftos DA, Beard MR, and Helbig KJ. 2015. Oyster viperin retains direct antiviral activity and its transcription occurs via a signalling pathway involving a heat-stable haemolymph protein. Journal of General Virology 96: 3587-3597.

Green, TJ., Rolland JL, Vergnes A, Raftos DA, Montagnani C. 2015. OsHV-1 countermeasures to the Pacific oyster’s anti-viral response. Fish & Shellfish Immunology 47: 435-443.

Harasti D, Lee KA, Gallen C, Hughes J, Stewart J (2015). Movements, home range and site fidelity of snapper (Chrysophrys auratus) within a no-take marine protected area. PLoS One 10(11): e0142454

Henschke N, JD Everett, IM Suthers, JA Smith, BPV Hunt, MA Doblin and MD Taylor. 2015. Zooplankton trophic niches respond to different water types of the western Tasman Sea: a stable isotope analysis. Deep-Sea Research Part I accepted 24 June 2015

Henschke N, JD Everett, J Smith and IM Suthers. 2015. Population drivers of a Thalia democratica swarm: insights from population modelling. Journal of Plankton Research, 37: 1074-1087

Hussey, N.E., Kessel, S.T., Aarestrup, K., Cooke, S.J., Cowley, P.D. Fisk, A.T., Harcourt, R.G., Holland, K.N., Iverson, S.J., Kocik, J.F., Mills Flemming, J.E., Whoriskey, F.G. 2015. Aquatic animal telemetry: A panoramic window into the underwater world. Science 1255642 (2015). DOI: 10.1126/science.1255642

Johnston EL; Hedge LH; Mayer-Pinto M, 2015, ‘The urgent global need to understand port and harbour ecosystems’, Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 66, no. 12, pp. i – ii,http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MFv66n12-ED

Johnston EL; Mayer-Pinto M; Hutchings PA; Marzinelli EM; Ahyong ST; Birch G; Booth DJ; Creese RG; Doblin MA; Figueira W; Gribben PE; Pritchard T; Roughan M; Steinberg PD; Hedge LH, 2015, ‘Sydney Harbour: What we do and do not know about a highly diverse estuary’, Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 1073 – 1087, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF15159

Lanham BS, Gribben PE and Poore AGB. 2015. Beyond the border: effects of an expanding algal habitat on the fauna of neighbouring habitats. Marine Environmental Research 106: 10-18.

Lee, K., Huveneers, C., Peddemors, V., Boomer, A., Harcourt, R. 2015. Born to be free? Assessing the viability of releasing captive-bred wobbegongs to restock depleted populations Frontiers in Marine Science- Megafauna. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2015.00018

Lee, K., Huveneers, C.M., McDonald, T.M., Harcourt, R.G. 2015. Size isn’t everything: movements, home range, and habitat preferences of eastern blue gropers (Achoerodus viridis) demonstrate the efficacy of a small marine reserve” Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems. 25 (2), 174-186

Mayer-Pinto M, Underwood AJ & Marzinelli EM (2015) The matrix influences direct and indirect effects of an anthropogenic disturbance on marine organisms. Environmental Research 136:15-20

Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL; Hutchings PA; Marzinelli EM; Ahyong ST; Birch G; Booth DJ; Creese RG; Doblin MA; Figueira W; Gribben PE; Pritchard T; Roughan M; Steinberg PD; Hedge LH, 2015, ‘Sydney Harbour: A review of anthropogenic impacts on the biodiversity and ecosystem function of one of the world’s largest natural harbours’, Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 66, no. 12, pp. 1088 – 1105,http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/MF15157

Meeuwig, J., Harcourt, R., Whoriskey, F. 2015. When science places threatened species at risk. Conservation Letters 8: 151-152. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12185

Mejaes BA, Poore AGB and Thiel M. 2015. Crustaceans inhabiting domiciles excavated from macrophytes and stone. Pp. 118-144 In Thiel, M and L Watling (eds) The life styles and feeding biology of the Crustacea. Volume II in the natural history of the Crustacea series. Oxford University Press.

Nielsen S, Steinberg P, Harder T (2015) Sea urchin larvae decipher the epiphytic bacterial community composition when selecting sites for attachment and metamorphosis. FEMS Microbiology Ecology, in press

Parker LM, O’Connor WA, Raftos DA, Pörtner H-O, Ross PM. 2015. Persistence of positive carryover effects in the oyster, Saccostrea glomerata, following transgenerational exposure to ocean acidification. PloS One. 10 (7): e0132276

Payne NL, DE van der Meulen, IM Suthers, CA Gray & MD Taylor. 2015. Rain-driven changes in fish dynamics: a switch from spatial to temporal segregation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 528: 267-275.

Payne NL, DE van der Meulen, IM Suthers, CA Gray & MD Taylor. 2015. Foraging intensity of wild mulloway Argyrosomus japonicus decreases with increasing anthropogenic disturbance. Marine Biology 162: 539-546.

Saxena G, Marzinelli EM, Naing NN, He Z, Liang Y, Tom L, Mitra S, Ping H, Joshi UM, Reuben S, Mynampati KC, Mishra S, Umashankar S, Zhou J, Andersen GL, Kjelleberg S & Swarup S (2015) Ecogenomics reveals metals and land-use pressures on microbial communities in the waterways of a megacity. Environmental Science & Technology 49:1462-1471

Schnell, A. K., Smith, C. L., Hanlon, R. T., & Harcourt, R. 2015. Giant Australian cuttlefish use mutual assessment to resolve male-male contests. Animal Behaviour 107: 31-40.

Sim VXY; Dafforn KA; Simpson SL; Kelaher BP; Johnston EL, 2015, ‘Sediment contaminants and infauna associated with recreational boating structures in a multi-use marine park’, PLoS One, vol. 10, no. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0130537

Simpfendorfer, C. A., Huveneers, C., Steckenreuter, A., Tattersall, K., Hoenner, X., Harcourt, R., Heupel, M. R. 2015. Ghosts in the data: false detections in VEMCO pulse position modulation acoustic telemetry monitoring equipment. Animal Biotelemetry. 3(1), 1.

Smith, JA, MB Lowry and IM Suthers. 2015. Fish attraction to artificial reefs not always harmful: a simulation study. Ecology and Evolution 5: 4590-4602

Speed, C.W., Meekan, M.G., Field, I.C., McMahon, C.R., Harcourt, R.G., Stevens, J.D., Babcock, R.C., Pillans, R.D., Bradshaw, C.J.A., 2015. Reef shark movements relative to a coastal marine protected area. Regional Studies in Marine Science 2015. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2015.05.002 JIF: NJ; NA; C:

Tan ELY; Mayer-Pinto M; Johnston EL; Dafforn KA, 2015, ‘Differences in intertidal microbial assemblages on urban structures and natural rocky reef’, Frontiers in Microbiology, vol. 6, no. NOV,http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2015.01276

Taylor DA, Nair SV, Thompson EL and Raftos DA. 2015. Dose-dependent effects of metals on gene expression in the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata. Environmental Toxicology. 30:989-998.

Thompson EL, O’Connor W, Parker L, Ross PM, Raftos DA. 2015. Differential proteomic responses of selectively bred and wild‐type Sydney rock oyster populations exposed to elevated CO2. Molecular Ecology. 24: 1248-1262.

Wahl M, Molis M, Hobday AJ, Dudgeon S, Neumann R, Steinberg PD, Campbell AH, Marzinelli EM & Connell SD (2015) The responses of brown macroalgae to environmental change from local to global scales: direct versus ecologically mediated effects. Perspectives in Phycology 2:11-30

149. Campbell et al (2015) Spatial variability of microbial assemblages associated with a dominant habitat-forming seaweed. Frontiers in Microbiology – in press

143. Marzinelli E, Williams SB, Babcock R, Kendrick G, Johnston C, Pisarro O, Steinberg PD (2015) Large-scale geographic variation in distribution and abundance of Australian deep-water kelp forests. PLoS One 10:e0118390

141. Dafforn KA, Glasby TM, Airoldi L, Rivero NK, Mayer-Pinto M, Johnston EL (2015) Marine urban sprawl: an ecological framework to inform the design of multifunctional artificial structures. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment DOI: 10.1890/140050

140. Egan S, Harder T, Burke C, Steinberg P, Kjelleberg S, Thomas T (2013). The seaweed holobiont: understanding bacteria-seaweed interactions.  FEMS Microbiology Reviews 37:462-476

128. Thompson, E. L. Connor, W. O. Ross, P. Raftos, D. A (2015) Differentila proteomic responses of selectively bred and wild-type Sydney Rock oyster populations exposed to elevated Co2. Molecular Ecology. P1-15


Harder T, Rice S, Dobretsov S, Thomas T, Carré-Mlouka A, Kjelleberg S, Steinberg P, McDougald D. (2014) Bacterial communication systems. In: Kornprobst JM, La Barre S (eds): Outstanding Marine Molecules and New Trends in Analytical Methods. Wiley-VCH, 2014 Weinheim, Chapter 7, pp. 173-187

Campbell AH, Vergés A, Steinberg PD (2014) Demographic consequences of disease in a habitat-forming seaweed and impacts on interactions between natural enemies. Ecology 95:142–152

Evans S, Poore A, Kendrick G, Sinclair E, Steinberg P, Verges A (2014) Genetic diversity in threatened Posidonia australis seagrass meadows. Conservation Genetics.

Ling A, Low A, Erken M, Longford S, Nielsen S, Poole A, Steinberg P, McDougald D, Kjelleberg S (2014) Micro-fabricated polydimethyl siloxane (PDMS) surfaces regulate the development of marine microbial biofilm communitiesBiofouling 30:323-35

Paul N, Svensson CJ, Steinberg P (2014) Simple growth patterns can create complex trajectories for the ontogeny of constitutive seaweed chemical defences. PLoS One 9

Verges A, Steinberg PD, Hay ME et al. (2014) The tropicalization of temperate marine ecosystems: climate-mediated changes in herbivory and community phase shifts. Proc. Royal Soc. B, 218:20140846

Marshall D, Steinberg PD (2014) Larval size and age affect colonization in a marine invertebrate.  J. Exp. Biology 217:3981-3987

Tebben J, Harder T, Guest J, Min T, Steinberg P (2014). Variation in early post-settlement survival of Acropora millepora coral spat negatively correlates with fouling cover. PLoS One 9: e87545

Gannon R, MD Taylor, IM Suthers, CA Gray, DE van der Meulen, JA Smith and NL Payne (2014). Thermal limitation of performance and biogeography in a free-ranging ectotherm: insights from accelerometry. Journal of Experimental Biology 217: 3033-3037

Becker, A and IM Suthers (2014). Predator driven diel variation in abundance and behaviour of fish in deep and shallow habitats of an estuary. Estuarine & Coastal Shelf Science 144: 82-88

Hughes JM, J Stewart, JM Lyle and IM Suthers (2014). Top-down pressure on small pelagic fish by eastern Australian salmon Arripis trutta; estimation of daily ration and annual prey consumption using multiple techniques. Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 459: 190-198

Matis PA, WF Figueira, IM Suthers, J Humphries, A Miskiewicz, RA Coleman, B Kelaher and MD Taylor (2014). Cyclonic entrainment? The ichthyoplankton attributes of three major water mass types generated by the separation of the East Australian Current.  ICES J. Marine Sciencein press.

Hedge LH, Leung B, O’Connor WA, Johnston EL (2014). The interacting effects of diversity and propagule pressure on early colonisation and population size. Journal of Animal Ecology 83 (1), 168-175

Edge KJ, Dafforn KD, Simpson SL, Roach AC, Johnston EL (2014). A biomarker of contaminant exposure is effective in large scale assessment of ten estuaries. Chemosphere. 100: 16–26

139. Scott, M. E. Smith, J. A . Lowry, M. B. Taylor, M. D Suthers, I. M (2014). The influence of an offshore artificial reef on the abundance of fish in the surrounding pelagic environment. Marine and Freshwater Research 66: p1-9

136. Coleman, D. W. Byrne, M. Davis, A. R. (2014) Molluscs on acid: gastrop shell repair and strength in acidifying oceans. Marine Ecology Progress series. Doi:10.3354/meps 10887

135. Hardy N. (2014). Early development of congeneric sea urchins (Heliocidaris) with contrasting life history modes in a warming and high CO2 ocean. Marine Environmental Research

134. Foo, A. S. Dworjanyn, A. S. Khatkar, S. M. Poore, G. B. A. Byrne, M (2014) Increased temperature, but not acidification, enhances fertilization and development in a tropical urchin: potential for adaptation to a tropicalized esatern Australia. Evolutionary Applications

133. Vergés A, Steinberg PD, Hay ME, Poore AG, Campbell AH, Ballesteros E, Heck KL, Booth D, Coleman MA, Feary D, Figueira W, Langlois T, Marzinelli EM, Mizerek T, Mumby PJ, Nakamura Y, Roughan M, van Sebille E, Sen Gupta A, Smale DA, Tomas F, Wernberg T, Wilson SK (In press) The tropicalisation of temperate marine ecosystems: climate-mediated changes in herbivory cause community phase shifts. Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

132. Armbrecht, L. Wright, S. W. Petocz, P. Armand, L. K. (2014) A new approach to testing the agreement of two phytoplankton quantification techniques: Microscopy and Chemtax. Marine Ecology Progress Series

131. Melwani, A.R. and Raftos, D.A. (2014). Low level of genetic differentiation in the native Sydney rock oyster (Saccostrea glomerata) from Sydney Harbour, Australia

128. Thompson EL, O’Connor W, Parker L, Ross P, Raftos DA. (2015). Differential proteomic responses of selectively bred and wild-type Sydney rock oyster populations exposed to elevated CO2. Molecular Ecology. doi: 10.1111/mec.13111

129. Zhang, D. Glasby, T. M. Ralph, P. J. Gribben, P. E. (2014) Mechanisms influencing the spread of native marine alga. PLOSOne 9 (4): e94647. doi:101.1371/ journal.pone.0094647

121. Hedge LH, Johnston EL. (2014). Colonisation of the non-indigenous Pacific Oyster Crassostrea Gigas determined by predation, size and initial settlement densities, PLoS1

122. Hedge et al, (2014). Living Harbour. Dynamic Science. A systematic review of the science of Sydney Harbour. Sydney Institute of Marine Science Technical Report


Chavez-Dozal A, Gorman C, Erken M, McDougald D, Steinberg P, & Nishiguchi M (2013) Predation response of Vibrio fishceri biofilms to bacterivorous protists/phagotrophic protozoa. Applied Environmental Microbiology 79:553-558.  

Taylor BD, J. Baker & IM Suthers.  (2013) Tidal currents, sampling effort and baited remote underwater video (BRUV) surveys: Are we drawing the right conclusions?  Fisheries Research 140: 96– 104

Smith J, Baumgartner LJ, Suthers IM, Taylor MD. (2013).  Density-dependent energy use contributes to the self-thinning relationship of cohorts. American Naturalist 181: 331-343.

Hughes JM, J. Stewart, B. Gillanders, JM Lyle, J McAllister, JR Stocks, IM Suthers.  (2013).  Latitudinal, ontogenetic and historical shifts in the diet of a carnivorous teleost, Arripis trutta (Bloch & Schneider, 1801), in a coastal pelagic ecosystem altered by climate change.  Canadian Journal of Fisheries & Aquatic Sciences 70: 1209-1230.

Mullaney T, and IM Suthers.  (2013).  Entrainment and retention of the coastal larval fish assemblage by a short-lived, submesoscale, frontal eddy of the East Australian Current.  Limnology & Oceanography 58: 1546–1556 

Dafforn KD Simpson SL, Kelaher, B, Hutchings P, Johnston EL (2013) Polychaete richness and abundance enhanced in anthropogenically modified estuaries despite high concentrations of toxic contaminants. PLoS ONE. 8(9): e77018

125. Beck, J. H. Birch, G. F. (2013) The nature and source of irregular discharges to stormwater entering the Sydney estuary, Australia. Environmental Pollution

124. Beck, J. H. Feary, A. D. Figueira, F. W. Booth, J. D. (2013) Assessing range-shifts of tropical reef fishes: a comparison of belt transect and roaming underwater visual census methods. Bulletin of Marine Science.

123. Nguyen, D. H. Byrne, M. (2013) Early benthic juvenile Parvulastra exigua (Asteroidea) are tolerant to extreme acidification and warming in its intertidal habitat. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology p1-p7 

120. Armbrecht, L. H. Roughan, M. Rossi, V. Schaeffer, A. Davies, P. L. Waite, A. M. Armand, K. (2013) Phytoplankton composition under contrasting oceanographic conditions: Upwelling and downwelling (Eastern Australia). Continental Shelf Research:p1-p13

119. Booth, D. J. (2013) Do otolith increments allow inferences about age and growth of coral reef fishes? Springer. Coral Reefs
DOI 10.1007/s00338-013-1105-2

118. Everett, J. D., Baird, M. E., Roughan, M., Suthers, I. M., Doblin, M. A., (in press) Relative impact of seasonal and oceanographic drivers on surface chlorophyll along a Western Boundary Current. Progress in Oceanography

117. Campbell A.H., Marzinelli E.M., Vergés A., Coleman M.A., & Steinberg P.D (2013) Towards restoration of missing underwater forest. PLOSONE

116. Pradella, N. Fowler, A. M. Booth, D. J. Macreadie, P. I. (2013) Fish assemblages associated with oil industry structures on the continental shelf of north-western Australia. Journal of Fish Biology doi:10.1111/jfb.12274

115. Bugnot, A. B. Coleman, R. Figueira, W. Marzinelii, E. (2013) Patterns of the non-indigenous isopod Cirolana Harfordi in Sydney Harbour. PLOSONE:

114. Booth, D. J. Poulos, D. E. Poole, J. Feary, D. A. (2013) Growth and temperatures relationships for juvenile fish species in seagrass beds: implications of climate change.  Journal of Fish Biology: p1-p6. 

113. Murray, S. A. Hoppenrath, M. Orr, R. J. S. Bolch, C. John, U. Diwan, J. Tauwenas, R. Harwood, T. De Salas, M. Neilan, B. Hallegraeff, G. (2013) Alexandrium diversaporum sp. Nov., a new non-saxitonin producing species: Phylogeny, morphology and sxtA genes. Harmful Algae.

112. Marzinelli, E.M. Campbell, A.H. Verges, A. Coleman, M. A. Kelaher, B. P. Steinberg, P. D. (2013) Restoring seaweed: Does the declining fucoid Phyllospora comosa support different biodiversity than other habitats?. 

111. Ajanai, P. A. Allen, A. P. Ingleton, T. Armand, L. (2013) A decadal decline in relative abundance and a shift in microphytplankton compositions at a long-term coastal station off southeast Australia.  Limnology and Oceanography. 

110. Henschke, N. Bowder, D. A. Everett, J. D. Holmes, S. P. Kloser, R. J. Lee, R. W. Suthers, I. M. (2013) Salp-falls in the Tasman Sea: a major food input to deep-sea benthos. Marine Ecology Progress Series: doi:10.3354/meps 10450

109. Kohli, G. Neilan, B. Brown, M. Hoppenrath, M. Murray, S. (2013) Cob gene pyrosequencing enables characterisation of benthic dinoflagellate diversity and biogeography. Environmental Microbilogy and Environmental.  p1-57

108. Henschke, N., Everett, J. D., Doblin, M. A. Pitt, K.A.  Richardson, A. J. Suthers, I. M. (2013) Demography and Interannual variability of salp swarms (Thalia democratica). Marine Biology: p1-15

107. Hughes J.M., Stewart, J.,  Lyle J.M., McAllister J.,. Stocks J.R., Suthers I.M. (2013) Latitudinal, ontogenetic, and historical shifts in the diet of a carnivorous teleost, Arripis trutta, in a coastal pelagic ecosystem altered by climate change. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 2013, 70(8): 1209-1230, 10.1139/cjfas-2013-0083

106. Stewart, J., Robbins, W. D., Rowling, K., Hegarty, A., Gould, A. (2013).  A multifaceted approach to modelling growth of the Australian bonito Sarda australis (Family Scombridae).  Journal of Fish Biology, 64: 671-678.

105. Stewart, J., Lockett, M, Sumpton, W., Hughes, J. M. (2013).  Age-based demographics of the pearl perch Glaucosoma scapulare (Ramsay, 1881).  Journal of Applied Ichthyology, 29: 801–807.

104. Stewart, J. and Hughes, J. M.  (2013).  Swim bladder function and buoyancy control in pink snapper (Pagrus auratus) and mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus).  Fish Physiology and Biochemistry.  In press DOI 10.1007/s10695-013-98

103. Garthwin R, Poore AGB, Verges A. (2013) Seagrass tolerance to herbivory under increased ocean temperatures. Marine Pollution Bulletin.

102. Byrne, M. Foo, S. Soars, N. A. Wolfie, K. D. L Nguyen, H.D. Hardy, N. Dworjanyn, S. A. (2013) Ocean warming will mitigate the effects of acidification on calcifying sea urchin larvae (Heliocidaris tuberculata) from the Australian global warming hot spot. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology

101. Keever, C. C.  Puritz, J. B. Addison, J. A. Byrne, M. Grosberg, R. K. Toonen, R. J. Hart, M. W. (2013) Shallow gene pools in the high intertidal extreme loss of genetic diversity in viviparous sea stars (Parvulastra). Biology Letters

100. Byrne, M., Lamare, M., Winter, D., Dworjanyn, S. A., Uthicke, S. (2013) The stunting effect of a high CO2 ocean on calcification and development in sea urchion larvae, a synthesis from the tropics to the poles. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 20120439

99. Curley B. G., Glasby T. M., Curley A. J., Creese R. G., Kingsford M. J. (2013) Enhanced numbers of two temperate reef fishes in a small, partial-take Marine Protected Area related to spearfisher exclusion. Biological 

97. Lee K. (2013) Marine Ecology Progress Series “Born to be free? Assessing the viability of releasing captive-bred wobbegongs to restock depleted populations”

96. Doropoulos, C. Hyndes, G. A. Abecasis, D. Verges, A. (2013) Herbivores strongly influence algal recruitment in both coral – and algal-dominated coral reef habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series VII . P1-12

94. Ajani, P. et al (2013) The Diatom Genus Pseudo-Nitzschia (Bacillariophyceae) in New South Wales, Australia: Morphotaxonomy, molecular phylogeny, toxicity and distribution. Journal of Phycology. pp 1- 64

93. Byrne, M. Przeslawski, R. (2013) Multistrssor Studies of the Impacts of Warming and Acidification of the Ocean on Marine Invertebrates’ Life Histories. Integrative and Comparative Biology. pp. 1-15

92. Murray S., Hoppenrath M., Chomerat N., Horiguchi T., Schweikert M., Nagahama, Y. (2013) Taxonumy and phylogeny of the bentie Prorocentrum species (Dinophycea) a proposal and review. Harmful Alagae 875: 1-2

91. Hyndes M.J.P. Vanderklift A. G., Verges, A. M. (2013) Identity and Behaviour Of Herbivorous Fish Influence Large Scale Spatial Patterns Of Macroalgal Herbivory In a Corla Reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series Vol. 482: 227-240

90. Clark, J. S. Poore, A. G. B. Ralph, P. Doblin, M. A. (2013)  Potential for adaptation in reponse to thermal stress in an intertidal macroalga. Phycological  Society of America. 49, p630- 639 

88. Thorne, B & Byrne, M (2013). Survivorship of post-split fission products of Holothuria atra (Holothuroidea: Aspidochirotida) on the southern Great Barrier Reef

87. Feary, D. A. Morgan, P. S. Emslie, M. J. Fowler, A. M. Figueira, W. F. Luiz, O. J. Nakamura, Y.  Booth, D. J. (2013) Latitudinal shifts in coral reef fishes: why some species do and others do not shift. Fish and Fisheries p1-23. 

86. Curley B, Jordan A, Figueira W, Valenzuela V (2013) A review of the biology and ecology of key fishes targeted by coastal fisheries in south-east Australia: identifying critical knowledge gaps required to improve spa

84. Vila-Concejo, A., D. L. Harris, A. M. Shannon, J. M. Webster and H. E. Power (2013). “Coral reef sediment dynamics: Evidence of sand-apron evolution on a daily and decadal scale.” Journal of Coastal Research 


McDougald, D, Rice SA, Barraud N, Steinberg PD, Kjelleberg S (2012) Should we stay or should we go: mechanisms and ecological consequences for biofilm dispersal.  Nature Reviews Microbiology10: 39-50

Koh KS, Matz C, Tan CH, Hoang LL, Rice S, Marshall DJ, Steinberg PD Kjelleberg S (2012) Minimal change in genetic diversity enhances predation resistance. Molecular Ecology 21:1741-1753

Williams SB, Pizarro O, Jakuba MV, Johnson CR, Barrett N, Babcock R, Kendrick G, Steinberg P, Heyward A, Doherty P, Mahon I, Johnson-Roberson M, Steinberg D, Friedman A  (2012) Autonomous Underwater Vehicle monitoring of benthic reference sites. Robotics and Animation 19:73-84

Harder T, Campbell A, Egan S, Steinberg P (2012) Chemical mediation of ternary interactions between marine holobionts and  their environment as exemplified by the red alga Delisea pulchra. J. Chem. Ecol. 38:442-450 (cover article)

Wernberg T, et al. (2012) Macroalgae and temperate rocky reefs. In A Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia 2012 (Eds. ES Poloczanska, AJ Hobday and AJ Richardson). ISBN: 978-0-643-10928-5

Fernandes N, Steinberg P, Rusch D, Kjelleberg S, Thomas T (2012) Community structure and functional gene profile of bacteria on healthy and diseased thalli of the red seaweed Delisea pulchra PLoS ONE 7(12):e50854.

Everett J, M. Baird, P Oke, IM Suthers (2012).  An Avenue of Eddies: Quantifying the biophysical properties of mesoscale eddies in the Tasman Sea.  Geophysical Research Letters 39 DOI: 10.1029/2012GL053091

83. Galaiduk R, Figueira WF, Kingsford MJ, Curley BG. (2012). Factors driving the biogeographic distribution of two temperate Australian damselfishes and the impact of warming oceans:10.3354/meps10300.

82. Taylor D.A., Thompson E.L., Nair S.V., Raftos D.A. (2012) Differential effects of metal contamination on the transcript expression of immune- and stress- response genes in the Sydney Rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata.

80. Eriksson, H. Thorne, B. V. Byrne M. (2012). Population,metrics in protected commercial sea cucumber populations (curryfish: Stichopus hermanni) on One Tree Reff, Great Barrier Reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series VolumeII doi: 10.3354/ meps10054.

79. Smith J.A., Baumgartner L.J., Suthers I.M. , Fielder D.S., and Taylor M.D. (2012) Density-Dependent Energy Use Contributes to the Self-Thinning Relationship of Cohorts.

77. Hutchings, P.A, Ahyong, S.T.,  Ashcroft, M,B., McGrouther, M.A., Reid, A.L. (2013) Sydney Harbour: its diverse biodiversity. Australian Zoologist  vol 36 (3): p255- 320.

76. Byrne, M. Gonzalez-Bernat, M. Doo, S, Foo, S. Soars,N. Lamare, M. (2012) Effects of ocean warming and acidification on embroys and non-calcifying larvae of the invasive sea star Patiriella regularis. Marine Ecology Pro

75. Everett, J. D., Baird M. E., Oke P. R., and Suthers I. M. (2012), An Avenue of Eddies: Quantifying the biophysical properties of mesoscale eddies in the Tasman Sea, Geophys. Res. Lett., doi:10.1029/2012GL053091

74. Verges, A. et al (2012) Diversity Among Macroalgae Consuming Fisheries on Coral Reefs: A Transcontinental Comparison. Plos One 7 (9): e45543. doi:10.1371 

73. Lloyd, H. B. Murray, B. R. Gribben, P. E. (2012) Trait and abundance patterns in two marine molluscs: the influence of abiotic conditions operating across multiple spatial scales. Marine Ecology Progress Series vol. 463: 205- 214 

72. Nguyen H.D., Doo S.S., Soars N.A., & Byrne M. (2012) Noncalcifying larvae in a changing ocean: warming, not acidification/hypercapnia, is the dominant stressor on development in the sea star Meridiastra calcarGlobal Change Biology (2012), doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2012.02714.x

70. Murray S.,Wiese M., Neilan B., Orr R.J.S., de SalasM., BrettS., Hallegraeff  G.(2012)A reinvestigation of saxitoxin production and sxtA in the ‘non-toxic’ Alexandrium tamarense Group V clade. Science Direct. Volume 18: 96–104

69. Vergés A., Tomas F. & Ballesteros E. (2012) Interactive effects of depth and marine protection on predation and herbivory. Marine Ecology Progress Series. doi. 10.3354/meps09599.    

64. Parker, L., M., Ross, P., M., Raftos, D. A., Thompson, E. L. O’Connor, W. A.(2011) The proteomic response of larvae of the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata, to elevated pCO2. Australian Zoologist. 35 (4).

62. Campbell A. H., Verges A., Harder T. & Steinberg P. D. (2012) Causes and ecological consequences of a climate-mediated disease. In: Wildlife and climate change: toward robust conservation strategies for Australian fauna (eds. Lunney D & Hutchings P). Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, Mosman, NSW, Australia, Sydney.

59. Williamson J, Steinberg PD (2012) Fitness benefits of size-dependent diet switching in a marine herbivore.  Marine Biology 159:1001-1010

56. Thompson, E. L. Taylor, D. A. Nair, S. V. Birch, G. Hose, G. C. Raftos, D. A. (2012) Proteomic analysis of Sydnay Rock Oysters (Saccostrea glomerata) exposed to metal contamination in the field. Environmental Pollution 170: 102-112

55. Thompson, E. L., Taylor, D. A., Nair, S. V., Birch, G., Haynes, P. A. Raftos, D. A. (2012) Proteomic discovery of biomarkers of metal contamination in Sydney Rock oysters (Saccostrea glomerata). Aquatic Toxicology 109: 202-212.


Burke C, Thomas T, Lewis M, SteinbergP & Kjelleberg S(2011) Composition, uniqueness and variability of the epiphytic bacterial community of the green alga Ulva australis ISME Journal5:590-600.

Jayawardena MB, Yee LH, Rainbow IJ, Bergquist P, Such C, Steinberg PD, Kjelleberg  S (2011) Surfactant enhanced lipase containing films characterized by confocal laser scanning microscopy. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces82:291-296

Wernberg T, Russell BD, Moore PJ, Ling SD, Smale DA, CampbellA, Coleman MA, Steinberg PD, Kendrick GA, Connell SD (2011) Impacts of climate change in a global hotspot for temperate marine biodiversity and ocean warming JEMBE 400:7-16

Coleman, MA, Roughan M, Macdonald H, Connell SD, Gillanders BM, Kelaher BP, Steinberg PD (2011) Variation in the strength of continental boundary currents determines continent-wide connectivity in kelp.  J. Ecology99:1026-32 (Faculty of 1000 selection).

Tebben J, Tapiolis D, Motti C, Abrego D, Negri AP, Blackall LL, Steinberg PD Harder T (2011) Induction of larval metamorphosis of the coral Acropora millepora by tetrabromopyrrole isolated from a Pseudoalteromonas bacterium. PLoS One6:e19082

Campbell, AH, Harder, T., Nielsen, S., Kjelleberg, S. and Steinberg, P. D. (2011) Climate change and disease: bleaching in a chemically defended seaweed. Global Change Biology9:2958-2970

Burke C, Steinberg P, Rusch D, Kjelleberg S, Thomas T(2011) Bacterial community assembly based on functional genes rather than species.PNAS 108:2958-2970

Steinberg PD, Rice SA, Campbell AH, McDougald D, Harder T (2011) Interfaces between bacterial and eukaryotic “neuroecology”. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51:794-806

Everett JD, ME Baird, and IM Suthers. (2011).  Three-dimensional structure of a salp swarm of Thalia democratica within a cold-core eddy of southeastern Australia.  J. Geophysical Research-Oceans 116: DOI: 10.1029/2011JC007310 

Suthers IM et al. (16 authors).  (2011).  The strengthening East Australian Current, its eddies and biological effects – an introduction and overview.  Deep Sea Research-II. Topical Studies in Oceanography.  58: 538-546

126. Thompson, E. L. Taylor, D. A. Nair, S. V. Birch, G. Hose, G. C. Raftos, D. A. (2011) Proteomic analysis of Sydnay Rock Oysters (Saccostrea glomerata) haemolymph. Aquatic Toxicology 103:241-249

67. Hellyer, C. B., Harasti, D. & Poore, A. G. B. (2011) Manipulating artificial habitats to benefit seahorses in Sydney Harbour. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 21: 582 – ­589

68. Vergés A.,Tomas F., Ballesteros E. (2012) Interactive effects of depth and marine protection on predation and herbivory. Marine Ecology Progress Series. DOI 10.3354/meps09599.

65. Parker, L., M., Ross, P., M., Raftos, D. A., Thompson, E. L. & O’Connor, W. A. (2011) The proteomic response of larvae of the Sydney rock oyster, Saccostrea glomerata, to elevated pCO2. Australian Zoologist. 35 (4).

58. Byrne, M. (2011) Global change ecotoxicology: Identification of early life history bottlenecks in marine invertebrates, variable species responses and variable experimental approaches. Marine Environmental Research doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2011.10.004.

54. Smith, J. A., Baumgartner, L. J., Suthers, I. M & Taylor, M. D. (2011) Distribution and movement of a stocked freshwater fish: implications of a variable habitat volume for stocking programs. Marine and Freshwater Research 62: 1342 – 1353.

53. Burke, C., Steinberg, P. D., Rusch, D., Kjelleberg, S. & Thomas, T. (2011) Bacterial community assembly based on functional genes rather than species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (U.S.) 108: 2958 – 2970.

51. Henschke, N., Everett, J., Baird, M., Taylor, M. & Suthers, I. M. (2011) Distribution of life history stages of the salp Thalia democratica in shelf waters during a spring bloom. Marine Ecology Progress Series 430: 49 – 62.

50. Coleman, M. A., Roughan., Macdonald, H., Connell, S. D., Gillanders, B. M., Kelaher, B. P. & Steinberg, P. D. (2011) Variation in the strength of continental boundary currents determines continent-wide connectivity in kelp. Journal of Ecology 99: 1026 – 1032.

49. Byrne, M. (2011) Impact of ocean warming and ocean acidification on marine invertebrate life history stages: vulnerabilities and potential for persistence in a changing ocean. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review 49: 1 – 42.

47. Erken, M., Weitere, M., Kjelleberg, S. & McDougald, D. (2011) In situ grazing resistance of Vibrio cholerae in the marine environment. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 76: 504 – 512.

43. Suthers, I. M., Roughan, M. & Morris, B. D. (2011) The strengthening East Australian Current, its eddies and biological effects — an introduction and overview. Deep-Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 58: 538 – 546.

42. Roughan, M., Macdonald, H., Baird, M. & Glasby, T. (2011) Modeling coastal connectivity in a Western Boundary Current: Seasonal and inter-annual variability. Deep-Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 58: 628 – 644.

40. Hassler, C. (2011) Characterisation of water masses and phytoplankton nutrient limitation in the East Australian Current separation zone during spring 2008. Deep-Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 58: 664 – 667.

37. Doblin, M. A., Murphy, K. R. & Ruiz, G. M. (2010) Thresholds for tracing ships’ ballast water:an Australian case study. Marine Ecology Progress Series 408: 19 – 32.

33. Byrne, M., Selvakumaraswamy, P., Ho, M. A., Woolsey, E. & Nguye, H. D. (2011) Sea urchin development in a global change hotspot, potential for southerly migration of thermotolerant propagules. Deep Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 58: 712 – 719.


Roughan M, B. Morris and IM Suthers.  (2010). NSW-IMOS: An Integrated Marine Observing System for Southeastern Australia. IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci. 11 012030,  doi: 10.1088/1755-1315/11/1/012030

Taylor, MD, T Mullaney and IM Suthers.  (2010) Mesoscale distribution of larval Euphausia similis in various water masses of the East Australian Current.  Deep-Sea Research Part I. Oceanographic Research Papers, 57: 1295-1303.

46. Eriksson, A. C., Booth, D. J., & Biro P. (2010) ‘Personality’ in two species of temperate damselfish. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 420: 273 – 276.

45. Byrne, M., Ho, M., Wong, E., Soars, N. A., Selvakumaraswamy, P., Brennand, S., Dworjanyn, S. A. & Davis, A. R. (2010) Unshelled abalone and corrupted urchins: development of marine calcifiers in a changing ocean. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278: 2376 – 2383.

44. Syahailatua, A., Roughan, M. & Suthers, I. M. (2010) Characteristic ichthyoplankton taxa in the separation zone of the East Australian Current:Larval assemblages as tracers of coastal mixing. Deep Sea Research II: Topical Studies in Oceanography 58: 678 – 690.

41. Birch, G. F., Vandenhayden, M. & Olmos, M. (2010) The Nature and Distribution of Metals in Soils of the Sydney Estuary Catchment, Australia. Water, Air & Soil Pollution 216: 581 – 604.

39. Brennans, H. S., Soars, N. A., Dworjanyn, A. A., Davis, A. & Byrne, M. (2010) Impact of Ocean Warming & Ocean Acidification on Larval Development and Calcification in the Sea Urchin Tripneustes gratilla. PLoS ONE 5. e11372.

36. Byrne, M., Soars, N. A., Ho, M., Wong, E., McElroy, D., Selvakumaraswamy, P., Dworjanyn, S. A. & Davis, A. R. (2010) Fertilisation in a suite of coastal marine invertebrates from SE Aust is robust to near-future ocean warming and acidification Marine Biology. 157: 2061 – 2069.

35. Roughan, M., Morris, B. D. & Suthers, I. M. (2010) NSW IMOS: An Integrated Marine Observing System for Southeastern Australia. 17th National Conference of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society

34. Byrne, M., Rowe, F. & Uthicke, S. (2010) Molecular taxonomy, phylogeny and evolution in the family Stichopodidae (Aspidochirotida: Holothuroidea) based on COI and 16S mitochondrial DNA. Molecular Phylogenetics & Evolution 56: 1068 – 1081.

30. Byrne, M., Soars, N. A., Selvakumaraswamy, P., Dworjanyn, S. A. & Davis, A. R. (2010) Sea urchin fertilisation in a warm, acidified and high pCO2 ocean across a range of sperm densities. Marine Environmental Research 69: 234 – 239.

27. Byrne, M. (2010) Impact of climate change stressors on marine invertebrate life histories with a focus on the Mollusca and Echinodermata. Climate Alert: Climate Change Monitoring and Strategy. J. Yu and A. Henderson-Sellers (eds), University of Sydney Press, Sydney. Pp. 142 – 185.

24.Ochwada, F., Suthers, I. M., Gray, C. A., Loneragan, N. R. & Taylor, M. D. (2010) Field experiments demonstrate that habitat influences predation on wild and hatchery-reared Penaeus Plebejus. Journal of Applied Ecology: Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 390: 65 – 71.

22. Taylor, M. D. & Mazumder, D. (2010) Stable isotopes reveal post-release trophodynamic changes stocked mulloway (Argyrosomus japonicus). Marine and Freshwater Research 61: 302 – 308.

21. Taylor, M. D., Mullaney, T. J. & Suthers, I. M. (2010) Mesoscale distribution of larval Euphausia similis in various water masses of the EAC. Deep Sea Research Part I 57: 1295 – 1303.

17. Figueira, W. F. & Booth, D. J. (2010) Increasing ocean temperatures allow tropical fishes to survive over winter in temperate waters. Global Change Biology 16: 506 – 516.


31. Thompson, P. A., Baird, M. E., Ingleton, T. & Doblin, M. A. (2009) Long-term changes in temperate Australian coastal waters: implications for phytoplankton. Marine Ecology Progress Series 394: 1 – 19.

29. Lee, J., Uthicke, S. & Byrne, M. (2009) Asexual reproduction and observations of sexual reproduction in the aspidochirotid sea cucumber Holothuria difficilis. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 53: 87 – 92.

28. Biro, P. & Booth, D. J. (2009) Extreme boldness precedes starvation mortality in six-lined trumpeter (Pelates sexlineatus). Hydrobiologia 635: 395 – 398.

18. Figueira, W. F., Biro, P., Booth, D. J & Valenzuela, C. (2009) Performance of tropical fish recruiting to temperate habitats: role of ambient temperature and implications of climate change. Marine Ecology Progress Series 384: 231 – 239.

16. Buckle, E. C. & Booth, D. J. (2009) Ontogeny of space use and diet of two temperate damselfish species, Parma microlepis and Parma unifasciata. Marine Biology 156: 1497 – 1505.


14. Wressnig, A. & Booth, D. J. (2008) Patterns of seagrass biomass removal by two temperate Australian Fishes (Monacanthidae). Marine and Freshwater Research 59: 408 – 417.

13. Cummings, D. & Williamson, J. (2008) The role of herbivory and fouling on the invasive green alga Caulerpa filiformis in temperate Australian waters. Marine and Freshwater Research 59: 279 – 290.

9. Booth, D. J. & Figueria, W. F. (2008) Selective mortality of a coral reef damselfish: role of predator–competitor synergisms. Oecologia 156: 215 – 226.

8. Birch G .F., McCready S., Long E. R., Taylor S. E. & Sqyrakis G. (2008) Contaminant chemistry and toxicity of sediments in Sydney Harbour, Australia: spatial extent and chemistry/toxicology relationships. Marine Ecology Progress Series 363: 71 – 87.

7. Jimenez, I. M., Kühl, M., Larkum, A.W.D. & Ralph, P. J. (2008) Heat budget and thermal microenvironment of shallow-water corals: do massive corals get warmer than branching corals? Limnology and Oceanography 53: 1548 – 1561.


6. Byrne, M., Nakajima, Y., Chee, F. C. & Burke, R. (2007) Apical organs in echinoderm larvae: insights into larval evolution in the Ambulacraria. Evolution & Development 9: 432 – 445.

5. Byrne, M. & Walker, S. J. (2007) Distribution and reproduction of intertidal species of Aquilonastra and Cryptasterina (Asterinidae) from One Tree Reef, Southern Great Barrier Reef. Bulletin of Marine Science 81: 209 – 218.

4. Hutchings, P., Ahyong, S., Byrne, M., Przeslawski, R. & Wörheide, G. (2007) Vulnerability of benthic invertebrates of the Great Barrier Reef to climate change. Climate change and the Great Barrier Reef: a vulnerability assessment Johnson J and Marshall P Eds pp310 – 356.

3. Huveneers, C., Walker, T. I., Otway, N. M. & Harcourt, R. G. (2007) Reproductive synchrony of three sympatric species of wobbegong shark (genus Orectolobus) in New South Wales, Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 58: 765 – 777.

2. Ralph, P. J. (2007) Photobiology of endolithic microorganisms in living coral skeletons. Marine Biology 152: 305 – 404.


1. Booth, D. J. (2006) Rapid assesment of endocrine disruption. Australasian Journal of Ecotoxicology 12: 3 – 8.