SENIOR SCIENTISTS AND POSTDOCS

Impacts of bleaching on coral reef fish
Bridie Allan, James Cook University

Effect of parasite infection on escape performance of coral reef fish
Bridie Allan, James Cook University
Alexandra Grutter, University of Queensland
Paul Sikkel, Arkansas State University, USA

Coral bleaching effect on fishes
Trond Amundsen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Exploring circadian cycles in intestinal Firmicutes (Bacteria)
Esther Angert, Francine Arrago, Ahmed Gaballa and David Sannino, Cornell University, USA

Cooperation, conflict and cognition in marine cleaning mutualisms
Sandra Binning and Dominique Roche, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

A comparison of direct vs indirect metabolic rate measurements in coral reef fishes
Sandra Binning and Dominique Roche, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

Looking with gills: the evolution and function of fan worm radiolar eyes
Michael Bok, Lund University, Sweden
Megan Porter, University of Hawaii, USA
Maria Capa, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Seagrass monitoring
Katie Chartrand Miller and Alysha Sozou, James Cook University

Nutritional ecology of herbivorous fishes
Howard Choat, James Cook University
Kendall Clements and Paul Caiger, University of Auckland, NZ
Lindsey White, Auckland University of Technology, NZ

Colour vision and communication in the marine environment
Wen-Sung Chung and Justin Marshall, University of Queensland

Surgeonfish visual system and adaptation
Fabio Cortesi and Karen Cheney, University of Queensland

Neuroanatomy of stomatopod larvae
Tom Cronin and Chan Lin, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA

Visual adaptations in coral reef fishes
Fanny de Busserolles and Karen Cheney, University of Queensland

Automated underwater vehicle survey of Trimodal Reef, Lizard Island
Maria Dornelas, University of St Andrews, UK
Stefan Williams, University of Sydney
Mia Hoogenboom, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Quantification of reef 3D structure
Renata Ferrari Legorreta and Will Figuera, University of Sydney

Understanding the movements of marine fishes for management
Rebecca Fox, University of Technology Sydney

Exploring the nexus between physiology and behaviour in a warming world
Rebecca Fox, University of Technology Sydney
Jennifer Donelson, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Ecology of gnathiid isopods on coral reefs
Alexandra Grutter, University of Queensland

Coral Reef Airbourne Laboratory
Eric Hochberg and Yvonne Sawall, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, Bermuda
Robert Carpenter and Chiara Pisapia, California State University Northridge, USA
Rodrigo Garcia, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA
Brandon Russell, University of Connecticut Avery Point, USA

Post-bleaching survival of corals
Andrew Hoey, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Northern GBR bleaching surveys
Andrew Hoey, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Physiological responses to hypoxia of the Humpback Conch
Sjannie Lefevre Nilsson and Goran Nilsson, University of Oslo, Norway

Biodiversity and habitat complexity consequences of physical disturbance
Joshua Madin, Macquarie University

Cyclone and bleaching coral recovery
Joshua Madin, Macquarie University
Maria Dornelas, University of St Andrews, UK
Oscar Pizzaro, University of Sydney
Mia Hoogenboom, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Surgeonfish vision
Justin Marshall and Miriam Henze, University of Queensland

Triggerfish vision
Justin Marshall and Hanne Thoen, University of Queensland

Long-term monitoring of fish communities
Mark McCormick, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

The effect of habitat degradation on reef fish
Mark McCormick, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Influence of ship sound on fish assemblages
Mark McCormick, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Behavioural effects of high CO2 on fishes
Phil Munday and Sue-Ann Watson, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Ecological significance of coral disease on the Great Barrier Reef
Cathie Page as field leader for Bette Willis, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Does chronic partial mortality effect susceptibility to bleaching?
Chiara Pisapia, James Cook University

UV vision in stomatopods
Megan Porter, University of Hawaii, USA

Opsin expression patterns in larval stomatopods
Megan Porter, University of Hawaii, USA

Reproductive behaviour of Crown-of-Thorns Starfish
Morgan Pratchett and Andrew Hoey, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Strategic behaviour in marine cleaning mutualism
Nichola Raihani, University College London, UK

Trial by combat: intraspecific competition in an acidified ocean
Rui Rosa, University of Lisbon, Portugal

Stress and physiological performance in coral reef fishes
Jodie Rummer, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Intestinal carbonate production by fish
Michael Salter and Rod Wilson, University of Exeter, UK

Visual learning and cognition in reef fish
Uli Siebeck, University of Queensland

The role of micropredators and cleaning behaviour in coral reef fish communities
Paul Sikkel, Arkansas State University, USA
Alexandra Grutter and Derek Sun, University of Queensland

Impact of bleaching on Lizard Island soundscapes
Stephen Simpson, University of Exeter, UK

Vision in reef fish and stomatopods
Sara Stieb, University of Queensland

Photographic assessment of fish-coral associations
Robert Streit as field leader for David Bellwood, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Foraminifera diversity of the Great Barrier Reef
Luke Strotz, Jane Williamson and Michael Gillings, Macquarie University

The role of parasites and cleaning behaviour in coral reef fish communities
Derek Sun, University of Queensland

Effects of climate change on the physiology and behaviour of coral reef fishes
Josefin Sundin, Uppsala University, Sweden
Timothy Clark, University of Hobart
Ben Speers-Roche, University of Queensland
Dominique Roche and Sandra Binning, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

Light sensitivity and camouflage in flounders
John Taylor, University of Victoria

Rapid adaptation to thermal stress in corals
Gergely Torda, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Intracolonial phenotypic variability in corals
Gergely Torda, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Testing eDNA as a new monitoring tool for early detection of Crown-of-Thorns Starfish outbreaks
Sven Uthicke, Australian Institute of Marine Science

Giant clam responses to the 2016 bleaching event
Sue-Ann Watson, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Social networks in fish societies: a new approach to quantifying patterns, causes and consequences of group dynamics
Marian Wong, University of Wollongong
Peter Buston, Boston University, USA

POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENTS

Long-term Aboriginal resource use on the Great Barrier Reef (PhD)
Samantha Aird, James Cook University

Effect of coral degradation on chemical alarm cue response in coral fishes (Hons)
Randall Barry, James Cook University

An investigation of social networks: a new approach to quantifying pattern, causes and consequences of group dynamics (PhD)
Rebecca Branconi, Boston University, USA

Dynamic coral mutualisms: A case study of the effects of coral-associated fish on coral health (PhD)
Tory Chase, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Quantifying damage to coral colonies by waterbourne debris during hydrodynamic disturbances (MSc)
Peter David, Macquarie University

Understanding inter-individual variation in cooperation levels by the bluestreak cleaner wrasse, Labroides dimidiatus (MSc)
Lorraine Delisle, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

Territorial fish habitat use (PhD)
Jacob Eurich, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

The influence of bleaching on auditory preferences of coral reef fish (PhD)
Tim Gordon, University of Exeter, UK

Algae-fish interactions in a changing ocean (PhD)
Alexia Graba-Landry, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Contextual learning of complex colour patterns by Picasso Triggerfish (PhD)
Naomi Green, University of Queensland

Impacts of motorboat noise on coral reef fish (PhD)
Harry Harding, University of Bristol, UK

Evolution of sociality in habitat-specialist coral reef fishes (PhD)
Martin Hing, University of Wollongong

Systematics and life cycles of digenetic trematodes infecting herbivorous marine fishes (PhD)
Daniel Huston, University of Queensland

Effect of vessel noise on coral reef fish (PhD)
Sofia Jain-Schlaepfer, James Cook University

Thermal performance of scleractinian corals (PhD)
Saskia Jurriaans, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Shelter use and spatial ecology of large reef fishes: a telemetry study (Hons)
Joanna Khan, James Cook University

Fear in fish: quantifying risk effects behaviour in coral reef fish (PhD)
Emily Lester, University of Western Australia

Does brain size reflect cognitive abilities in cleaner wrasse? (MSc)
Elena Levorato, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

The effect of canopy-forming macroalgae on reef processes (PhD)
Zoe Loffler, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Visual learning in a changing world (PhD)
Emmanuel Marquez-Legorreta, University of Queensland

Taxonomy, host-specificity and biogeography of Trematoda: Opecoelidae (PhD)
Storm Martin, University of Queensland

Redundant or resilient: the impact of cyclones and bleaching on GBR marine reserves and herbivorous fish communities (PhD)
Eva McClure, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Groundwater nutrient dynamics: metabolism at Lizard Island, a 20-year perspective (PhD)
Ashly McMahon, Southern Cross University

Behavioural effects of gnathiid isopods ectoparasites on their fish hosts (MSc)
William McNeely, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

The pulse of a coral reef: using acoustic survey as a tool for monitoring coral reef ecosystems in a changing climate (PhD)
Jamie McWilliam, Curtin University

Distribution and feeding behaviour of planktivorous fishes (PhD)
Renato Morais Araujo, James Cook University

Ecology of 'ticks of the sea' on coral reefs (PhD)
Pauline Narvaez , Arkansas State University, USA

Reef degradation and its impacts on kleptoparasitism (MSc)
Michael Natt, James Cook University

Thermal stress response in fish (PhD)
Tiffany Nay, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Controlling mesopredators: importance of intraguild behavioural interactions in trophic cascades (PhD)
Maria del Mar Palacios, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Mutual change: Bio-ecological responses of marine cleaning mutualisms to climate change (PhD)
Jose Paula, University of Lisbon

Using polarization of background lighting for navigation (PhD)
Samuel Powell, Washington University St Louis

Herbivory and algal production post severe coral bleaching (PhD)
Laura Richardson, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Behaviour and abundance of a fish blood-sucking isopod before and after a coral bleaching event on the Great Barrier Reef (MSc)
Marina Richardson, University of Queensland

Comparative visual evolution between Australian reef fishes and African cichlid fishes (PhD)
Fabrizia Ronco, University of Basel, Switzerland

Behavioural thermoregulation in coral trout (PhD)
Molly Scott, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and James Cook University

Spatial ecology in fish herbivory on coral reefs: movement ecology of large herbivores (PhD)
Robert Streit, James Cook University

Sediment mediated suppression of herbivory and detritivory on coral reefs (Hons)
Sterling Tebbett, James Cook University

Polarisation vision in stomatopod crustaceans (PhD)
Rachel Templin, University of Queensland

A multi-scale approach for quantifying habitat complexity of coral reef from space (PhD)
Damaris Torres-Pulliza, Macquarie University

Linking cognition and brain physiology to marine cleaning mutualism (PhD)
Zegni Triki, University of Neuchatel, Switzerland

Colour pattern changes in benthic marine invertebrates (PhD)
Cedric Van Den Berg, University of Queensland

Investigating unexplored ecological aspects of cleaner shrimps (PhD)
David Vaughan, James Cook University

Sensitivity heritability under elevated CO2 in a coral reef fish (PhD)
Megan Welch, James Cook University

Factors limiting coral larvae settlement in temperate waters (PhD)
Rachael Woods, Macquarie University

Quantifying parrotfish carbonate cycling and predicting impacts of environmental change
Rob Yarlett, University of Exeter, UK

Aporocotylidae of tetraodontiform fishes (PhD)
Russell Yong Qi Yung, University of Queensland
 

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDENTS

A zooarchaeological study of Tridacna maxima: size comparisons of Holocene and modern populations at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Malia Cedar, School for International Training

Effect of cleaner presence on algal farmer fish territory size, using 3D imagery
Catherine Mitchell, Queens University

Effect of ocean acidification on visual discrimination in reef fish
Caroline Rosinski, School for International Training

Macroalgal feeding selectivity of small herbivorous fishes and their functional role on the reef
Elena Smith, School for International Training

Collection and analysis of marine rubbish on and around Lizard Island
Josh Temes, School for International Training

Condition-dependent vulnerability to marine anthropogenic noise in damselfish
Katy Wong, School for International Training