Selected Publications of the Reef and Ocean Ecology Laboratory.

  1. Kingsford MJ, K Hartog-Burnett, EM Woodcock (2022) Abundance and demographic patterns of tropical baitfish species (Order: Clupeiformes) across the Great Barrier Reef shelf and at multiple latitudes Environmental Biology of Fishes 105:  461–476
  2. Kingsford MJ, EA Krunes, A Hall (2022) A test for the Critical Size at settlement Hypothesis for two species of coral reef fish Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 681: 87-101
  3. Hall A, Cameron D, Kingsford MJ (2021) Partially protected areas as a management tool on inshore reefs. Reviews in Fish and Fisheries 31(3), 631-651
  4. Kingsford, MJ; Schlaefer, J.A. Morrissey SJ. (2021) Population Structures and Levels of Connectivity for Scyphozoan and Cubozoan Jellyfish. Diversity 2021, 13, 174.
  5. Hall, A. E., Cameron, D. S. & Kingsford, M. J. 2021. Partially protected areas as a management tool on inshore reefs. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries. Link to full text
  6. Garra S Hall A, Kingsford MJ (2020) The effects of predation on the condition of soft corals.  Coral Reefs
  7. Morrissey, S, Schlaefer J and MJ Kingsford (2020) Experimental Validation of the Relationships between Cubozoan Statolith Elemental Chemistry and Temperature JEMBE
  8. Schlaefer JA , E. Wolanski, S. Yadav, M. J. Kingsford, (2020) Behavioural maintenance of highly localised jellyfish (Copula sivickisi, Class Cubozoa) populations. Mar. Biol.No. MABI-D-19-00390
  9. Hutchings, P, Kingsford, MJ, Hoegh‑Guldberg, O. (2019) 2nd Edition – Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management. CSIRO Publishing and CRC Press. 465 pp.
  10. Epstein HE., Kingsford MJ (2019) “Are soft coral habitats unfavourable? A closer look at the association between reef fishes and their habitat. Environ. Biology of Fishes
  11. Kingsford MJ; D. Welch; M O’Callaghan (2019) Latitudinal and Cross-Shelf Patterns of Size, Age, Growth, and Mortality of a Tropical Damselfish Acanthochromis polyacanthus on the Great Barrier Reef. Diversity 2019, 11, 67; doi:10.3390/d11050067
  12. Hall, AE; L. Vitale & MJ Kingsford (2019) Planktonic larval duration, early growth, and the influence of dietary input on the otolith microstructure of Scolopsis bilineatus (Nemipteridae) Environ Biol Fish
  13. Sih, TL; JJ. Daniell; TCL Bridge, RJ Beaman, M. Cappo and MJ Kingsford (2019) Deep-Reef Fish Communities of the Great Barrier Reef Shelf-Break: Trophic Structure and Habitat Associations Diversity, 11, 26; doi:10.3390/d11020026
  14. Kingsford, MJ, S Becken, C Bordehore, VL Fuentes, KA Pitt; and AA Yangihara (2018) Empowering stakeholders to manage stinging jellyfishes: a perspective. Coastal Management 46(1) 1-18, DOI: 10.1080/08920753.2018.1405326
  15. Schiel, D., Ayling, T., Kingsford, M., Battershill, C., Choat, J., Andrew, N., Clements, K., Ayling, A., Leum, L., Poynter, M., and Jones, G., (2018) Change in the rocky reef fish fauna of the iconic Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve in north-eastern New Zealand over four decades. Marine and Freshwater Research 69: 1-12*
  16. Schlaefer, Jodie A , Eric Wolanski, Jonathan Lambrechts, Michael J Kingsford (2018) Wind conditions on the Great Barrier Reef influenced the recruitment of snapper (Lutjanus carponotatus). Frontiers in Marine Science May 2018 | Volume 5 | Article 193 doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.0019
  17. Kingsford M.J., M.D. O’Callaghan, L. Liggins & G. Gerlach (2017) The short-lived neon damselfish (Pomacentrus coelestis): implications for population dynamics. J. Fish. Biol. doi:10.1111/jfb.13288
  18. Sih,TL, M.Cappo, Kingsford, MJ (2017) Deep-reef fish assemblages of the Great Barrier Reef shelf-break (Australia). Sci. Reports. 7: 10886 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-11452-1
  19. Schlaefer J, Wolanski, E, Kingsford MJ (2017) manuscript ‘Swimming behaviour can maintain localised jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri, Cubozoa) populations.
  20. Bottesch, M G. Gerlach, M.Halbach, A. Bally, M. J. Kingsford & H. Mouritsen (2016) Magnetic compass orientation helps coral reef fish larvae return to their natal reef. Current Biology R1247–R1271, December 19, 2016 R1267
  21. Mooney, C.J., Kingsford, M.J. (2016) Statolith morphometrics can discriminate among taxa of cubozoan jellyfishes. PLoS One DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0155719, 1-16
  22. Mooney, C.J., Kingsford, MJ (2016) The influence of salinity on box jellyfish (Chironex fleckeri, Cubozoa) statolith elemental chemistry Marine Biology. Marine Biology, 163(5), 1-13
  23. Sih, TL and Kingsford MJ  (2016) Near-reef elemental signals in the otoliths of settling Pomacentrus amboinensis (Pomacentridae) Coral Reefs 35(1): 303-31
  24. Boaden, A.E.,Kingsford MJ (2015) Predators drive community structure in coral reef fish assemblages Ecosphere 6(4):46.
  25. Templeman, S. Kingsford MJ (2015) Predicting aqueous copper and zinc accumulation in the Upside-down jellyfish, Cassiopea maremetens through the use of biokinetic models. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187: 416 DOI 10.1007/s10661-015-4657-5
  26. Critchell, K., Grech, A., Schlaefer, J., Andutta, F. P., Lambrechts, J., Wolanski, E., & Hamann, M. (2015). Modelling the fate of marine debris along a complex shoreline: Lessons from the Great Barrier Reef. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 167, 414-424
  27. Kingsford MJ,  Finn, M.D., O’Callaghan, M.D.,, Atema, J., Gerlach, G. (2014). Planktonic Larval Duration, Age and growth of Ostorhinchus doederleini (Pisces: Apogonidae) on the Southern Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Mar. Biol. 161: 245-259. DOI 10.11007/500227-01302331
  28. Wolanski E, Kingsford MJ (2014) Oceanographic and behavioural assumptions in models of the fate of coral and coral reef fish larvae. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 11: 1-12
  29. Mouritsen, H., Atema, J., Kingsford, MJ, Gerlach, G. (2013). Sun Compass Orientation Helps Coral Reef Fish Larvae Return to their Natal Reef. PLoS One 8(6) 1-9
  30. Boaden, A.E., Kingsford, MJ (2013). Distributions and Habitat Associations of the Bridled Monocle Bream (Scolopsis bilineatus: Nemipteridae): A Demographic Approach. J. Fish Biol.83: 618-641
  31. Leahy, S.M., Kingsford, MJ, Steinberg, C.R. (2013). Do clouds save the Great Barrier Reef? Satellite imagery elucidates the cloud-SST relationship at the local scale PLoS One 8(7): e70400, 1-12; DOI 10.1371
  32. Curley, B.G., Glasby, T.M., Curley, A.J., Creese, R.G., Kingsford, MJ (2013). Enhanced numbers of two temperate reef fishes in a small, partial-take Marine Protected Area related to spearfisher exclusion Biological Conservation 167: 435-445
  33. Walther, B.D., Kingsford, MJ, McCulloch, M.T. (2013). Environmental records from Great Barrier Reef corals: Inshore versus offshore drivers PLoS One 8(10): e77091. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0077091
  34. Andutta, F.P., Kingsford, M.J., Wolanski, E. (2012). Sticky water enables the retention of larvae in a reef mosaic. Est. Coastal Shelf Science. 101: 54-63
  35. Kingsford, M J ,  F. J. A. Smith, M . J. Flood (2011)  Growth and pelagic larval duration (PLD) of presettlement and newly settled neon damselfish, Pomacentrus coelestis, at multiple spatial scales Coral Reefs 30(1): 203-214Walther, B, Kingsford, M.J. McCulloch, M, O’Callaghan (2010) Interactive effects of ontogeny, food ration and temperature on elemental incorporation in otoliths of a coral reef fish. Environ. Biol. Fish. 89: 441-451.
  36. Kingsford, MJ , I J. Carlson (2010) Patterns of distribution and movement of fishes Ophalmolepis lineolatus and Hypoplectrodes maccolllochi, on temperate rocky reefs of south eastern Australia  Environ. Biol. Fish. 88(2) 105-118.
  37. Templeman, M, A., Kingsford, M.J. (2010). Trace element accumulation in Cassipoea sp. (scyphozoa) from urban marine environments in Australia. Marine Environmental Research 69:63-72.
  38. Brierley, A.S., Kingsford, M.J. (2009). Impacts of climate change on marine organisms and ecosystems. Current Biology 19:602-614.
  39. Kingsford, M.J., Hughes, J.M., Patterson, H.M., (2009). Otolith chemistry of the non-dispersing reef fish Acanthochromis polyacanthus: cross-shelf patterns from the central Great Barrier Reef. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. Vol. 377: 279–288.
  40. Munday, P.L., Leis, J.M., Lough, J.M., Paris, C.B., Kingsford, M.J., Berumen, M.L, Lambrechts, J. (2009). Climate change and coral reef connectivity. Coral Reefs 28: 379-395.
  41. Burgess, S.C., Kingsford, M.J., and Black, K.P., (2007). Influence of tidal eddies and wind on the distribution of presettlement fishes around One Tree Island, Great Barrier Reef. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Series.  341: 233-242.
  42. Pitt, K.A., Kingsford, M.J., Rissik, D., Koop, K., (2007). The influence of pulses of nutrients on planktonic assemblages in the presence and absence of large predatory jellyfish. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.  35: 1-13  (selected as Special Feature Article for December 2007.
  43. Atema, J., Kingsford, M.J., Gerlach, G., (2002). Larval reef fish could use odour for detection retention and orientation to reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 241:151-160.
  44. Kingsford, M.J., Leis, J., Shanks, A., Lindeman, K., Morgan, S., Pineda, J., (2002). Sensory environments, larval abilities and local self-recruitment. Bull. Mar. Sci. Suppl. 70:309-340.

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