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Alsuwaiyan NA, Vranken S, Filbee-Dexter K, Cambridge ML, Coleman MA, Wernberg T (2021) Genotypic variation in response to extreme events may facilitate kelp adaptation under future climates. Marine Ecology Progress Series 672: 111-121


Cvitanovic C, Mackay M, Kelly R, Wilson SK, Waples K, Nash KL, van Putten EI, Field S, Botterill-James T, Austin BJ, Beckley LE, Boschetti F, Depczynski M, Dobbs RJ, Evans RD, Feng M, Goater RK, Halford AR, Kendrick A, Kendrick GA, Lincoln GDB, Ludgerus LJ, Lowe RJ, McMahon K, Munro JK, Newman SJ, Nutt C, Pearson L, O'Leary MJ, Richards ZT, Robbins WD, Rogers DI, Salgado Kent CP, Schoepf V, Travers MJ, Thums M, Tucker AD, Underwood JN, Whiting S, Mathews D (2021) Thirty critical research needs for managing an ecologically and culturally unique remote marine environment: The Kimberley region of Western Australia. Ocean & Coastal Management 212: 105771 

Cziesielski MJ, Duarte CM, Aalismail N, Al-Hafedh Y, Anton A, Baalkhuyur F, Baker AC, Balke T, Baums IB, Berumen M, Chalastani VI, Cornwell B, Daffonchio D, Diele K, Farooq E, Gattuso J-P, He S, Lovelock CE, McLeod E, Macreadie PI, Marba N, Martin C, Muniz-Barreto M, Kadinijappali KP, Prihartato P, Rabaoui L, Saderne V, Schmidt-Roach S, Suggett DJ, Sweet M, Statton J, Teicher S, Trevathan-Tackett SM, Joydas TV, Yahya R, Aranda M (2021) Investing in blue natural capital to secure a future for the Red Sea ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science 7: 1183


Dennison WC, Bracken MES, Brown M, Bruno JF, Carlton JT, Carpenter RC, Carruthers TJB, Dethier MN, Duarte CM, Fisher TR, Fourqurean JW, Grosberg RK, Hamdan LJ, Heck KL, Howard DJ, Hughes AR, Hughes BB, Kendrick GA, Kenworthy WJ, Mars F, McRoy CP, Naylor RL, Nyden B, Ogden JC, Olyarnik S, Orth RJ, Short FT, Sorte CJB, Stachowicz JJ, Strong DR, Sur C, Waycott M  (2021) Susan Lynn Williams: the Life of an exceptional scholar, leader, and friend (1951–2018). Estuaries and Coasts 44: 304-311

Erftemeijer PLA, Cambridge ML, Price BA, Ito S, Yamamoto H, Agastian T,  Burt JA (2021) Enhancing growth of mangrove seedlings in the environmentally extreme Arabian Gulf using treated sewage sludge. Marine Pollution Bulletin 170: 112595

Erftemeijer PLA, Price BA, Ito S, Yamamoto H, Agastian T, Cambridge ML (2021) Salvaging and replanting 300 mangrove trees and saplings in the arid Arabian Gulf. Marine and Freshwater Research 72: 1577-1587

Ferretto G, Glasby TM, Poore AGB, Callaghan CT, Housefield GP, Langley M, Sinclair EA, Statton J, Kendrick GA, Vergés A (2021) Naturally-detached fragments of the endangered seagrass Posidonia australis collected by citizen scientists can be used to successfully restore fragmented meadows. Biological Conservation 262: 109308

Gleeson DB, Martin BC, Lardner T, Ball AS, Grice K, Holman AI, Trolove A, Manix M, Tibbett M, Bending GD, Hilton S, Ryan MH (2021) Natural attenuation of legacy hydrocarbon spills in pristine soils is feasible despite difficult environmental conditions in the monsoon tropics. Science of The Total Environment 799: 149335

Giraldo-Ospina A, Kendrick GA, Hovey RK (2021) Reproductive output, synchrony across depth and influence of source depth in the development of early life stages of kelp. Journal of Phycology 57: 311-323

Giraldo-Ospina A, Ladah L, Hovel KA (2021) Changes in within-canopy environmental conditions and the population structure of the speckled scallop associated to localized loss of above-ground seagrass cover. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 534: 151486

Hadiyanto H, Hovey RK, Glasby CJ, Prince J (2021) Marine ecoregions and subecoregions within Indo-West Australian waters: A statistical approach based on species distributions. Journal of Biogeography 48: 2246-2257


Hernawan U, Lavery P, Kendrick GA, van Dijk K-J, Ulumuddin Y, Triandiza T, McMahon KM (2021) Predictors of marine genetic structure in the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Regional Studies in Marine Science 47(411): 101919

Johnson AJ, Shields EC, Kendrick GA, Orth RJ (2021) Recovery dynamics of the seagrass Zostera marina following mass mortalities from two extreme climatic events. Estuaries and Coasts 44: 535-544


Lester EK, Langlois TJ, Simpson SD, McCormick MI, Meekan MG (2021) Reef-wide evidence that the presence of shark modifies behaviours of teleost mesopredators. 

Ecosphere 12: e03301

Paterson HL, Stead JL, Crutchett T, Hovey RK, Ford BM, Speldewinde P, Zapata-Restrepo LM, Yanfang L, Zhang X, Cundy AB (2021) Battling the known unknowns: a synoptic review of aquatic plastics research from Australia, the United Kingdom and China.

Environmental Science: Processes Impacts 23: 1663-1680

Scholtz VV, Martin BC, Meyer R, Schramm A, Fraser MW, Nielson LP,  Kendrick GA,

Risgaard‐Petersen N, Burdorf LDW, Marshall IPG (2021) Cable bacteria at oxygen-releasing roots of aquatic plants: a widespread and diverse plant-microbe association. New Phytologist 232: 2138-2151

Serrano O, Arias-Ortiz A, Duarte CM, Kendrick GA, Lavery P (2021) Impact of marine heatwaves on seagrass ecosystems. In: Ecosystem collapse and climate change. Springer. pp345-364.

Sinclair EA, Sherman CDH, Statton J, Copeland C, Matthews A, Waycott M, van Dijk K-J, Vergés A, Kajlich L, McLeod IM, Kendrick GA (2021) Advances in approaches to seagrass restoration in Australia. Ecological Management and Restoration 22: 10-21

Vanderklift MA, Pillans RD, Hutton M, De Wever L, Kendrick GA, Zavala-Perez A, Vergés A, Garthwin R, Oades D, McCarthy P, George K, Sampi T, George D, Sampi C, Edgar Z, Dougal K, Howard A  (2021) High rates of herbivory in remote north-west Australian seagrass meadows by herbivorous rabbitfish and green turtles. Marine Ecology Progress Series 665: 63-73

Waite B, Statton J, Kendrick GA (2021) Temperature stratification and monochromatic light break dormancy and facilitate on-demand In situ germination in the seagrass Halophila ovalis, with seed viability determined by a novel x-ray analysis. Estuaries and Coasts 44: 412-421



Ableson A, Reed DC, Edgar GJ, Smith CS, Kendrick GA, Orth RJ, Airoldi L, Silliman B, Beck MW, Krause G, Shashar N, Stambler N, Nelson P (2020) Challenges for restoration of coastal marine ecosystems in the Anthropocene. Frontiers in Marine Science 7: 892

Chin Y-Y, Prince J, Kendrick GA, Wahab, MAA (2020) Sponges in shallow tropical and temperate reefs are important habitats for marine invertebrate biodiversityMarine Biology 167: 164


Cresswell AK, Orr M, Renton M, Haywood MDE, Giraldo-Ospina A, Slawinski D, Austin R, Thomson DP (2020) Structure-from-motion reveals coral growth is influenced by colony size and wave energy on the reef slope at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 530-531: 151438

Davies HN, Gould J, Hovey RK, Radford B, Kendrick GA, The Anindilyakwa Land Sea Rangers, Anindilyakwa Traditional Owners (2020) Mapping the marine environment through a cross-cultural collaboration. Frontiers in Marine Science 7: 716

Erftemeijer PLA, Agastian T, Yamamoto H, Cambridge ML, Hoekstra R, Toms G, Ito S (2020) Mangrove planting on dredged material: Three decades of nature-based coastal defence along a causeway in the Arabian Gulf. Marine and Freshwater Research 71: 1062-1072


Giraldo-Ospina A, Kendrick GA, Hovey RK (2020) Depth moderates loss of marine foundation species after an extreme marine heatwave: could deep temperate reefs act as a refuge? Proceedings of the Royal Society B 287: 20200709

Hammond M, Bond T, Prince J, Hovey RK, McLean DL (2020) An assessment of change to fish and benthic communities following installation of an artificial reefRegional Studies in Marine Science 39: 101408

Hickey SM, Radford B, Roelfsema CM, Joyce KE, Wilson SK, Marrable D, Barker K, Wyatt M, Davies HN, Leon JX, Duncan J, Holmes TH, Kendrick AJ, Callow JN and Murray K (2020) Between a reef and a hard place: capacity to map the next coral reef catastrophe. Frontiers in Marine Science 7: 544290

Lester EK, Langlois TJ, Simpson SD, McCormick MI, Meekan MG (2020) The hemisphere of fear: the presence of sharks influences the three dimensional behaviour of large mesopredators in a coral reef ecosystem. Oikos 129: 731-739

Lester EK, Meekan MG, Barnes P, Raudino H, Rob D, Waples K, Speed CW (2020) Multi-year patterns in scarring, survival and residency of whale sharks in Ningaloo Marine Park, Western Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 634: 115-125

Mahmood A, Giraldo Ospina A, Bennamoun M, An S, Sohel FA, Boussaid F, Hovey RK, Fisher RB, Kendrick GA (2020) Automatic hierarchical classification of kelps using deep residual features. Sensors 20(2): 447

Martin BC, Alarcon MS, Gleeson DB, Middleton JA, Fraser MW, Ryan MH, Holmer M, Kendrick GA, Kilminster K  (2020) Root microbiomes as indicators of seagrass health. FEMS Microbiology Ecology 96(2): fiz201

Martin BC, Middleton JA, Fraser MW, Marshall IPG, Scholz VV, Hausl B, Schmidt H (2020) Cutting out the middle clam: lucinid endosymbiotic bacteria are also associated with seagrass roots worldwide. The ISME Journal 14: 2901-2905

Meekan MG, Taylor B, Lester EK, Ferreira L, Sequeira AMM, Dove A, Birt M, Aspinall A, Brooks K, Thums M (2020) Asymptotic growth of whale sharks suggests sex-specific life-history strategies. Frontiers in Marine Science doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.575683

Middleton JA, de Sosa LL, Martin BC, Jones DL, Gleeson DB (2020) Soil microbes of an urban remnant riparian zone have greater potential for N removal than a degraded riparian zone. Environmental Microbiology 22: 3302-3314

Salinas C, Duarte CM, Lavery PS, Masque P, Arias-Ortiz A, Leon JX, Callaghan D, Kendrick GA, Serrano O (2020) Seagrass losses since mid-20th century fuelled CO2 emissions from soil carbon stocks. Global Change Biology 29: 4772-4784
Sinclair EA, Edgeloe JM, Anthony JM, Statton J, Breed MF, Kendrick GA (2020) Variation in reproductive effort, genetic diversity and mating systems across Posidonia australis seagrass meadows in Western AustraliaAoB PLANTS 12(4): plaa038

Stewart-Sinclair PJ, Purandare J, Bayraktarov E, Waltham N, Reeves S, Statton J, Sinclair EA, Brown BM, Shribman Z, Lovelock C (2020) Blue Restoration — building confidence and overcoming barriers. Frontiers in Marine Science 7: 541700

Streton C, Davies H, Galaiduk R, Yuen TL, Sheldon P (2020) Mapping traditional ecological knowledge of Sea Country to understand biodiversity and areas of cultural importance. The APPEA Journal 60: 532-536.


Strydom S, Murray KL, Wilson S, Huntley B, Rule M, Bessy C, Kendrick GA, Burkholder D, Fraser MW, Zdunic K (2020) Too hot to handle: Unprecedented seagrass death driven by marine heatwave in a World Heritage Area. Global Change Biology 26: 3525-3538

Tan YM, Dalby O, Kendrick GA, Statton J, Sinclair EA, Fraser MW, Macreadie PI, Gillies C, Waycott M, van Dijk K, Vergés A, Ross JD, Campbell ML, Matheson FE, Jackson EL, Irving AD, Govers LL, Connolly RM, McLeod IM, Rasheed MA, Kirkman H, Flindt MR, Lange T, Miller AD, Sherman CDH (2020) Seagrass restoration is possible: Insights and lessons from Australia and New Zealand. Frontiers in Marine Science 7: 617
Vanderklift MA, Doropoulos C, Gorman D, Leal I, Minne AJP, Statton J, Steven ADL, Wernberg T (2020) Using propagules to restore coastal marine ecosystems. Frontiers in Marine Science 7: 724

Wahyudi AJ, Rahmawati S, Irawan A, Hadiyanto H, Prayudha B, Hafizt M, Afdal A, Adi NS, Rustam A, Hernawan UE, Rahaya YP, Iswari MY, Supriyadi IH, Solihudin T, Ati RNA, Kepel TL, Kusumaningtyas MA, Daulat A, Salim HL, Sudirman N, Suryono DD, Kiswara W (2020) Assessing carbon stock and sequestration of the tropical seagrass meadows in Indonesia. Ocean Science Journal 55: 85–97


Alsuwaiyan NA, Mohring MB, Cambridge ML, Coleman MA, Kendrick GA, Wernberg T. (2019) A review of protocols for the experimental release of kelp (Laminariales) zoospores. Ecology and Evolution 9: 8387-8398

Bell SY, Fraser MF, Statton J, Kendrick GA (2019) Salinity stress drives herbivory rates and selective grazing in subtidal seagrass communities. PLoS ONE: e0214308


Bessy C, Keesing J, McLaughlin J, Rees M, Tonks M,  Kendrick GA, Olsen YS (2019) Teleost community composition and the role of herbivory on the intertidal reef of a small isolated island in north-west Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 71: 684-696

Breed MF, Harrison PA, Blyth C, Byrne M, Gaget V, Gellie NJC, Groom SVC, Hodgson R, Mills JG, Prowse TAA, Steane DA, Mohr JJ. (2019) The potential of genomics for restoring ecosystems and biodiversity. Nature Reviews Genetics 20: 615–628

Cambridge ML, Zavala-Perez A, Cawthray GR, Statton J, Mondon J, Kendrick GA (2019) Effects of desalination brine and seawater with the same elevated salinity on growth, physiology and seedling development of the seagrass Posidonia australisMarine Pollution Bulletin 140: 462-471


Cannell B, Thompson PG, Schoepf V, Pattiaratchi C, Fraser MW (2019) Impacts of marine heatwaves In: Marine Extremes: Ocean Safety, Marine Health and the Blue Economy (Eds. Techera E, Winter G) Publisher: Routledge Taylor and Francis Group

Ferretto G, Glasby TM, Housefield GP, Poore AGB, Statton J, Sinclair EA, Kendrick GA, Vergés A (2019) Threatened plant translocation case study: Posidonia australis (Strapweed), PosidoniaceaeAustralasian Plant Conservation 28: 24-26


Kendrick GA, Nowicki RJ, Olsen YS, Strydom S, Fraser MW, Sinclair EA, Statton J, Hovey RK, Thomson JA, Burkholder DA, McMahon K, Kilminster K, Hetzel Y, Fourqurean JW, Heithaus MR, Orth RJ (2019) A systematic review of how multiple stressors from an extreme event drove ecosystem-wide loss of resilience in an iconic seagrass community. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 455 

Kendrick GA, Pomeroy AW, Orth RJ, Cambridge ML, Shaw J, Kotula L, Lowe RL (2019) A novel adaptation facilitates seed establishment under marine turbulent flows. Scientific Reports 9: 19693 

Lester EK, Speed CW, Rob D, Barnes P, Waples K, Raudino H (2019) Using an electronic monitoring system and photo identification to understand effects of tourism encounters on whale sharks in Ningaloo Marine Park. Tourism in Marine Environments 14: 121-131

Mahmood A, Bennamoun M, An S, Sohel FA, Boussaid F, Hovey RK, Kendrick GA (2019) Automatic detection of western rock lobster using synthetic data. ICES Journal of Marine Science 77: 1308–1317


Martin BC, Bougoure J, Ryan M, Bennett WW, Colmer TD, Joyce NK, Olsen YS, Kendrick KA (2019) Oxygen loss from seagrass roots coincides with colonisation of sulphide-oxidising cable bacteria and reduces sulphide stress. The ISME Journal 13: 707–719

McLean DL, Taylor MD, Giraldo Ospina A, Partridge JC (2019) An assessment of fish and marine growth associated with an oil and gas platform jacket using an augmented remotely operated vehicle. Continental Shelf Research 179: 66-84

Olsen YS, Mattio L, Zavala-Perez A, Babcock RC, Thompson D, Haywood MDE, Keesing J, Kendrick GA (2019) Drivers of species richness and abundance of marine macrophytes on shallow tropical reefs of north‐western Australia. Journal of Biogeography 46: 170-184

Pessarrodona A, Foggo A, Smale DA (2019) Can ecosystem functioning be maintained despite climate‐driven shifts in species composition? Insights from novel marine forests. Journal of Ecology 107: 91-104

Pessarrodona A, Boada J, Pagès JF,  Arthur R, Alcoverro T (2019) Consumptive and non‐consumptive effects of predators vary with the ontogeny of their prey. Ecology 100: e02649

Phelps CM, Bernasconi R, Danks MA, Gasol JM, Hopkins AJM, Jones J, Kavazos CRJ, Martin BC, Tarquinio F, Huggett MJ (2019) Microbiomes of Western Australian marine environments. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia 101: 17-43

Serrano O, Lovelock CE, B. Atwood T, Macreadie PI, Canto R, Phinn S, Arias-Ortiz A, Bai L, Baldock J, Bedulli C, Carnell P, Connolly RM, Donaldson P, Esteban A, Ewers Lewis CJ, Eyre BD, Hayes MA, Horwitz P, Hutley LB, Kavazos CRJ, Kelleway JJ, Kendrick GA, Kilminster K, Lafratta A, Lee S, Lavery PS, Maher DT, Marbà N, Masque P, Mateo MA, Mount R, Ralph PJ, Roelfsema C, Rozaimi M, Ruhon R, Salinas C, Samper-Villarreal J, Sanderman J, J. Sanders C, Santos I, Sharples C, Steven ADL, Cannard T, Trevathan-Tackett SM, Duarte CM (2019) Australian vegetated coastal ecosystems as global hotspots for climate change mitigation. Nature Communications 10: 4313.

Sinclair EA, Cambridge ML, Kendrick GA (2019) First report of hybridisation in the marine plant genus Posidonia. Aquatic Botany 156: 10-13

Thomas Travaille KL, Crowder LB, Kendrick GA, Clifton JC (2019) Key attributes related to fishery improvement project (FIP) effectiveness in promoting improvements towards sustainability. Fish and Fisheries 20: 452-465

Thomas Travaille KL, Lindley J, Kendrick GA, Crowder LB, Clifton JC (2019) The market for sustainable seafood drives transformative change in fishery social-ecological systems. Global Environmental Change 57: 101919

Turner JA, Hovey RK, Kendrick GA, Babcock R (2019) How does spatial resolution affect model performance? A case for ensemble approaches for marine benthic mesophotic communities. Journal of Biogeography 46: 1249-1259

Turner JA, Andradi-Brown DA, Gori A, Bongaerts P, Burdett HL, et al. (2019) Key questions for research and conservation of mesophotic coral ecosystems and temperate mesophotic ecosystems In: Loya Y, Puglise K, Bridge T (eds) Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems. Coral Reefs of the World, vol 12., pp 989-1003

van Hees D, Olsen YS, Mattio L, Leonardo Ruiz‐Montoya L, Wernberg T, Kendrick GA (2019) Cast adrift: Physiology and dispersal of benthic Sargassum spinuligerum in surface raftsLimnology and Oceanography 64: 526-540


Wernberg T, Coleman MA, Babcock RC, Bell SY, Bolton JJ, Connell SD, Hurd CL, Johnson CR, Marzinelli EM, Shears NT, Steinberg PD, Thomsen MS, Vanderklift MA, Vergés A, Wright JT (2019) Biology and ecology of the globally significant kelp Ecklonia radiataOceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review 57: 265–324

Wu PP‐Y,  Mengersen K,  Caley MJ,  McMahon K,  Rasheed MA,  Kendrick GA (2019) Analysing the dynamics and relative influence of variables affecting ecosystem responses using functional PCA and boosted regression trees: A seagrass case studyMethods in Ecology and Evolution 10: 1723-1733

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