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Arias-Ortiz A, Serrano O, Masqué P, Lavery PS, Mueller U, Kendrick GA, Rozaimi M, Esteban A, Fourqurean JW, Narbà N, Mateo MA, Murray K, Rule MJ, Duarte CM (2018) A marine heatwave drives massive losses from the world’s largest seagrass carbon stocks. Nature Climate Change 8: 338–344


Evans SM, Sinclair EA, Poore AGB, Bain KF, Vergés A (2018) Assessing the effect of genetic diversity on the early establishment of the threatened seagrass Posidonia australis using a reciprocal-transplant experiment. Restoration Ecology 26: 570-580

Fraser MW, Gleeson DB, Grierson PF, Laverock B, Kendrick GA (2018) Metagenomic evidence of microbial community responsiveness to phosphorus and salinity gradients in seagrass sediments. Frontiers in Microbiology 9: 1703

Johnson AJ, Statton R, Orth RJ, Kendrick GA (2018) A sediment bioturbator bottleneck to seedling recruitment for the seagrass Posidonia australisMarine Ecology Progress Series 595: 89-103 

BOOK: Larkum AWD, Ralph P, Kendrick GA (eds) (2018) Seagrasses of Australia: Structure, Ecology and Conservation. Springer International Publishing.


Lee HT, Golicz AA, Bayer PE, Chan C-KK, Batley J, Kendrick GA, Edwards D (2018) Genomic comparison of two independent seagrass return to the sea events. Journal of Experimental Botany 69: 3689-3702

Mahmood A, Bennamoun M, An S, Sohel FA, Boussaid F, Hovey RK, Kendrick GA, Fisher RB (2018) Deep image representations for coral Image classification. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering 99: 1-11

Martin BC, Gleeson D, Statton J, Sierbers AR, Grierson PF, Ryan MH, Kendrick GA (2018) Low light availability alters root exudation and reduces putative beneficial microorganisms in seagrass roots. Frontiers in Microbiology 8: 2667

Martin BC, Statton J, Sierbers AR, Grierson PF, Ryan MH, Kendrick GA (2018) Colonizing tropical seagrasses increase root exudation under fluctuating and continuous low light. Limnology and Oceanography 63: S381-S391


O'Brien KR, Waycott M, Maxwell P, Kendrick GA, Udy JW, Ferguson AJP, Kilminster K, Scanes P, McKenzie LJ, McMahon K, Adams MP, Samper-VillarrealI J, Collier C, Lyons M, Mumby PJ, Radke L, Christianen MJA, Dennison WC. (2018) Seagrass ecosystem trajectory depends on the relative timescales of resistance, recovery and disturbance. Marine Pollution Bulletin 134: 166-176

Olsen YS, Fraser MW, Martin BC, Pomeroy A, Lowe R, Pedersen O, Kendrick GA (2018) In situ oxygen dynamics in rhizomes of Posidonia sinuosa – impact of light, water column oxygen, current speed and wave velocity. Marine Ecology Progress Series 590: 67-77

Pessarrodona A, Moore PJ, Sayer MDJ, Smale DA (2018) Carbon assimilation and transfer through kelp forests in the NE Atlantic is diminished under a warmer ocean climate. Global Change Biology 24: 4386-4398

Phelps CM, Bernasconi R, Danks M, Gasol JM, Hopkins AJM, Jones J, Kavazos CRJ, Martin BC, Tarquinio F, Huggett MJ (2018) Microbiomes of Western Australian marine environment. Journal of the Royal Society Western Australia 101: 17–43

Sinclair EA, Ruiz Montoya L, Krauss, SL, Anthony JM, Lowe RJ, Kendrick GA (2018) Seeds in motion: tracking dispersal through hydrodynamic modelling and genetic assignment. Molecular Ecology 27: 5019-5034

Statton J, McMahon KM, Lavery PS, Kendrick GA (2018) Determining light stress responses for a tropical multi-species seagrass assemblage. Marine Pollution Bulletin 128: 508-518

Strydom S, McMahon KM, Kendrick GA, Statton J , Lavery PS (2018) Short-term responses of Posidonia australis to changes in light quality. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 2224

Turner JA, Babcock RC, Hovey RK, Kendrick GA (2018) Can single classifiers be as useful as model ensembles to produce benthic seabed substratum maps? Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 204:149-163

Turner JA, Babcock RC, Hovey RK, Kendrick GA (2018) AUV-based classification of benthic communities of the Ningaloo shelf and mesophotic areas. Coral Reefs 37: 763–778

Turner JA, Thomson DP,  Cresswell AK, Trapon M, Babcock RC (2018) Depth-related patterns in coral recruitment across a shallow to mesophytic gradient.

Coral Reefs 37: 711–722

Whitehead S,Cambridge ML, Renton M (2018) A functional–structural model of ephemeral seagrass growth influenced by environmentAnnals of Botany 121: 897–908

Wu P, Caley MJ, Kendrick GA, McMahon K, Mengersen K (2018) Dynamic Bayesian network inferencing for non-homogeneous complex systems. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society Series C Applied Statistics 67: 417-434

Wu P, McMahon K, Rasheed MA, Kendrick GA, York PH, Chartrand K, Caley MJ, Mengersen K (2018) Managing seagrass resilience under cumulative dredging affecting light: Predicting risk using dynamic Bayesian networks. Journal of Applied Ecology 55: 1339-1350


Cambridge ML, Zavala-Perez A, Cawthray GR, Kendrick GA (2017) Effects of high salinity from desalination brine on growth, photosynthesis, water relations and osmolyte concentrations of seagrass Posidonia australis. Marine Pollution Bulletin 115: 252-260

Cresswell AK, Edgar GJ, Stuart-Smith RD, Thomson RJ, Barrett NS, Johnson CR (2017) Translating local benthic community structure to national biogenic reef habitat types. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 1112–1125

Fraser MW, Kendrick GA (2017) Belowground stressors and long-term seagrass declines in a historically degraded seagrass ecosystem after improved water quality. Scientific Reports 7: 14469

Fraser MW, Short J, Kendrick GA, McLean D, Keesing J, Byrne M, Caley MJ, Clarke D, Davis AR, Erftemeijer PLA, Field S, Gustin-Craig S, Huisman J, Keough M, Lavery PS, Masini R, McMahon 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 78: 229-242

Hendriks I, Olsen YS, Duarte CM (2017) Light availability and temperature, not increased CO2, will structure future meadows of Posidonia oceanicaAquatic Botany 139: 32–36

Hernawan UE, van Dijk K-J, Kendrick GA, Feng M, Biffin E, Lavery PS, McMahon K (2017) Historical processes and contemporary ocean currents drive genetic structure in the seagrass Thalassia hemprichii in the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Molecular Ecology 26: 1008-1021

Kendrick GA, Orth RJ, Statton J, Hovey RK, Ruiz Montoya L, Lowe RJ, Krauss SL, Sinclair EA (2017) Demographic and genetic connectivity:  the role and consequences of reproduction, dispersal and recruitment in seagrasses. Biological Reviews 92: 921-938

Mahmood A, Bennamoun M, Sohel F, An S, Boussaid F, Hovey RK, Kendrick GA, Fisher RB (2017) Deep Learning for Coral Classification Chapter 21 in 'Handbook of Neural Computation' (eds. Pijush Samui, Sanjiban Sekhar Roy, Valentina E. Balas) Academic Press


Martin BC, Statton JS, Siebers AR, Grierson PF, Ryan MH, Kendrick GA (2017) Colonizing tropical seagrasses increase root exudation under fluctuating and continuous low light. Limnology and Oceanography 63: 381-391

McMahon KM, Evans R, van Dijk K-J, Hernawan U, Kendrick GA, Lavery PS, Lowe R, Puotinen M, Waycott M (2017) Disturbance is an important driver of clonal richness in tropical seagrasses. Frontiers in Plant Science 8: 2026

Miller BP, Sinclair EA, Menz MHM, Elliott CP, Bunn E, Commander LE, Dalziell E, David E, Erickson TE, Golos PJ, Krauss SL, Lewandrowski W, Mayence CE, Merino-Martin L, Merritt DJ, Nevill P, Davis B, Phillips RD, Ritchie AL, Ruoss S, Stevens J (2017) A framework for the practical science necessary to restore sustainable, resilient and biodiverse ecosystems. Restoration Ecology 25: 605-617

Statton J, Sellers R, Dixon KW, Kilminster K, Merritt DJ, Kendrick GA (2017) Seed dormancy and germination of Halophila ovalis mediated by simulated seasonal temperature changes. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 198: 156-162

Statton J, Ruiz-Montoya L, Orth RJ, Dixon KW, Kendrick GA (2017) Identifying critical recruitment bottlenecks limiting seedling establishment in a degraded seagrass ecosystemScientific Reports 7: 14786

Strehlow BW, Pineda M-C, DuckworthA, Kendrick GA, Renton M, Wahab MAA, Webster NS, Clode PL (2017) Sediment tolerance mechanisms identified in sponges using advanced imaging techniques. PeerJ 5(5): e3904

Strydom S, McMahon K, Kendrick GA, Lavery P, Statton J (2017) Seagrass Halophila ovalis is affected by light quality across different life history stages. Marine Ecology Progress Series 572: 103-116


Thomas L, Kennington WJ, Evans RD, Kendrick GA, Stat M (2017) Restricted gene flow and local adaptation highlight the vulnerability of high-latitude reefs to rapid environmental change. Global Change Biology 23: 2197-2205

Turner JA, Babcock RC, Hovey RK, Kendrick GA (2017) Deep thinking: a systematic review of mesophotic coral ecosystems. ICES Journal of Marine Science 74: 2309–2320

van Hees D, Olsen YS, Wernberg T, Van Alstyne K, Kendrick GA (2017) Phenolic concentrations of brown seaweeds and relationships to nearshore environmental gradients in Western Australia. Marine Biology 164: 74

Wu P, Mengersen K, McMahon K, Kendrick GA, Chartrand K, York PH, Rasheed MA, Caley MJ (2017) Timing anthropogenic stressors to mitigate their impact on marine ecosystem resilienceNature Communications 8: 1263

York PH, Smith TM, Coles RG, McKenna S, Connolly RM, Irving AD, Jackson EL, McMahon KM, Runcie J, Sherman CDH, Sullivan B, Trevathan-Tackett S, Brodersen K, Carter AB, Ewers C, Lavery P, Roelfsema C, Samper-Villarreal J, Sinclair EA, Strydom S, Tanner J, van Dijk K-J, Warry F, Waycott M, Whitehead S (2017) Identifying knowledge gaps in seagrass research and management: an Australian perspective. Marine Environmental Research 27: 167-172


Abelson A, Halpern BS, Reed DC, Orth RJ, Kendrick GA, Beck MW, Belmaker J, Krause G, Edgar GJ, Airoldi L, Brokovich E, France R, Shashar N, de Blaeij A, Stambler N, Salameh P, Shechter M, Nelson PA (2016) Upgrading marine ecosystem restoration using ecological–social concepts. BioScience 66: 156-163

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

Borum J, Pedersen O, Kotula L, Fraser MW, Statton J, Colmer TD, Kendrick GA (2016) Photosynthetic response to globally increasing CO2 of co-occurring temperate seagrass species. Plant, Cell and Environment 39: 1240-1250

Davies HN, Beckley LE, Kobryn HT, Lombard AT, Radford B, Heyward A (2016) Integrating climate change resilience features into the incremental refinement of an existing marine park. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0161094

de los Santos CB, Onoda Y, Vergara JJ, Pérez-Lloréns JL, Bouma TJ, La Nafie YA, Cambridge ML, Brun FG (2016) A comprehensive analysis of mechanical and morphological traits in temperate and tropical seagrass species. Marine Ecology Progress Series 551: 81-94

Evans SM, Sinclair EA, Poore AGB, Bain KF, Vergés A (2016) Genotypic richness predicts phenotypic variation in an endangered clonal plant. PeerJ 4: e1633

Fraser MW, Statton J, Hovey RK, Laverock B, Kendrick GA (2016) Seagrass derived organic matter influences biogeochemistry, microbial communities, and seedling biomass partitioning in seagrass sediments. Plant and Soil 400: 133-146

Garrote-Moreno A, Cambridge ML, Sanchez-Lizaso JL (2016) Ion concentrations in seagrass: A comparison of results from field and controlled-environment studies. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 81: 209-217

Hyndes GA, Heck Jr KL, Harvey ES, Kendrick GA, Lavery PS, McMahon K, Orth RJ, Pearce A, Vanderklift M, Vergés A, Wernberg T, Whiting S, Wilson S (2016) Accelerating tropicalization and the transformation of temperate seagrass meadows. BioScience 16: 938-948

Johnson MS, Prince J, Brearley A, Rosser NL, Black RE (2016) Is Tridacna maxima (Bivalvia: Tridacnidae) at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia? Molluscan Research 36: 264-270 


Lee HT, Golicz AA, Bayer PE, Jiao Y, Tang H, Paterson AH, Sablok G, Krishnaraj RR, Chan C-KK, Batley J, Kendrick GA, Larkum AWD, Ralph PJ, Edwards D (2016) The genome of a southern hemisphere seagrass species (Zostera muelleri). Plant Physiology 172: 272-283​​

Pedersen O, Colmer TD, Borum J, Zavala-Perez A, Kendrick GA (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 Phytologist 210: 1207–1218

Ramajo L, Pérez-León E, Hendriks IE, Marbà N, Krause-Jensen D, Sejr MK, Blicher ME, Lagos NA, Olsen YS, Duarte CM (2016) Food supply confers calcifiers resistance to ocean acidification. Scientific Reports 6: 19374

Säwström C, Hyndes GA, Eyre BD, Huggett MJ, Fraser MW, Lavery PS, Thomson PG, Tarquinio F, Steinberg PD, Laverock B (2016) Coastal connectivity and spatial subsidy from a microbial perspective. Ecology and Evolution 6: 6662-6671

Serrano O, Davis G, Lavery PS, Duarte CM, Martinez-Cortizas A, Mateo MA, Masque P, Arias-Ortiz A, Rozaimi M, Kendrick GA (2016) Reconstruction of centennial-scale fluxes of chemical elements in the Australian coastal environment using seagrass archives. Science of the Total Environment 541: 883–894

Serrano O, Lavery PS, Duarte CM, Kendrick GA, Calafat A, York PH, Steven A, Macreadie PI (2016) Can mud (silt and clay) concentration be used to predict soil organic carbon content within seagrass ecosystems? Biogeosciences 13: 4915–4926

Serrano O, Ruhon R, Lavery PS, Kendrick GA, Hickey S, Masque P, Arias-Ortiz A, Steven A, Duarte CM (2016) Impact of mooring activities on carbon stocks in seagrass meadows. Scientific Reports 6: 23193

Sinclair EA, Anthony JM, Greer D, Ruiz-Montoya L, Evans SM, Krauss SL, Kendrick GA (2016) Genetic signatures of Bassian glacial refugia and contemporary connectivity in a marine foundation species. Journal of Biogeography 43: 2209-2222

Sinclair EA, Hovey R, Statton J, Fraser MW, Cambridge ML, Kendrick GA (2016) Comment on ‘Seagrass viviparous propagules as a potential long-distance dispersal mechanism’ by A. C. G. Thomson et al. 2014. Estuaries and Coasts 39: 290-293

Sinclair EA, Statton J, Hovey RK, Anthony JM, Dixon KW, Kendrick GA (2016) Reproduction at the extremes:  pseudovivipary and genetic mosaicism in Posidonia australis Hooker (Posidoniaceae). Annals of Botany 117: 237-247

van Katwijk MM, Thorhaug A, Marbà N, Orth RJ, Duarte CM, Kendrick GA, Althuizen IHJ, Balestri E, Bernard G, Cambridge ML, Cunha A, Durance C, Giesen W, Han Q, Hosokawa S, Kiswara W, Komatsu T, Lardicci C, Lee K-S, Meinesz A, Nakaoka M, O'Brien KR, Paling EI, Pickerell C, Ransijn AMA, Verduin JJ (2016) Global analysis of seagrass restoration:  the importance of large-scale planting. Journal of Applied Ecology 53: 567-578

Wernberg T, Bennett S, Babcock RC, de Bettignies T, Cure K, Depczynski M, Dufois F, Fromont J, Fulton CJ, Hovey RK, Harvey ES, Holmes TH, Kendrick GA, Radford B, Santana-Garcon J, Saunders BJ, Smale DA, Thomsen MS, Tuckett CA, Tuya F, Vanderklift MA, Wilson S (2016) Climate-driven regime shift of a temperate marine ecosystem. Science 353 (6295): 169-172

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