Papers from 2009

'Green Plastics': surface rugosity, biofouling and biodegradation: the relationship between surface roughness, microbial colonisation and biodegradation of environmentally-friendly 'green' plastics, Catherine A. Woolnough, Lachlan H. Yee, and John R. Foster


Sodium alginate facilitates reductive dechlorination of hexachloro-1,3-butadiene in vadose zone soil, Lachlan H. Yee, Vibeke Aagaard, Angela Johnstone, Staffan J. Kjelleberg, and Michael Manefield

2009 11th Pacific Polymer Conference (PPC11).

Papers from 2008

Coastal wetland monitoring using ASTER and landsat satellite data, Clement E. Akumu, Sumith Pathirana, Serwan MJ Baban, and Daniel J. Bucher

2008 Coast to Coast Conference.


Artificial crevice habitats to assess the biodiversity of vagile macro-cryptofauna of subtidal rocky reefs, Mateus de A. Baronio and Daniel J. Bucher

2008 Marine and Freshwater Research 59:8 661-670.


Restoring small-scale fisheries for tropical sea cucumbers, Johann D. Bell, Steven W. Purcell, and Warick J. Nash

2008 Ocean & Coastal Management 51:8-9 589-593.

Intertidal ecosystems, Kirsten Benkendorff, P Fairweather, and S Dittmann

2008 Natural history of Gulf St Vincent.


Multiple measures are necessary to assess rarity in macro-molluscs: a case study from southeastern Australia, Kirsten Benkendorff and Rachel Przeslawski

2008 Biodiversity and Conservation 17:10 2455-2478.


The extent of previously unknown coral communities in the Burnett-Mary Region (Southeast Queensland), Ashley Bunce, Sander Scheffers, and Ralph Alquezar



Coral community data of the Wide Bay-Burnett coastal fringing reefs, Ashley Bunce, Sander Scheffers, and Ralph Alquzar



Is relative abundance a good indicator of population size? evidence from fragmented populations of a specialist butterfly (Lepidoptera : Lycaenidae), Neil Collier, Duncan A. Mackay, and Kirsten Benkendorff

2008 Population Ecology 50:1 17-23.

Reaping the benefits - how local governments gain from IWRM, D Cox, K Van Nierkerk, V Govender, B Anton, S Smits, Caroline A. Sullivan, E Chonguica, F Monggawe, L Nyagwambo, R Pule, M Berraondo, and Muriel Bonjean

2008 ICLEI Africa.

Sea cucumber identification cards: an analysis of their utility in the Pacific, Aymeric Desurmont and Steven W. Purcell

2008 SPC Beche de Mer Information Bulletin 27 5-7.


Spatial variability in community structure of Dictyoceratida sponges across Torres Strait, Australia, A R. Duckworth, C Wolff, Elizabeth Evans-Illidge, Steve W. Whalan, and S Lui

2008 Continental Shelf Research 28:16 2168-2173.


A hierarchy of settlement cues influences larval behaviour in a coral reef sponge, Piers Ettinger-Epstein, Steve W. Whalan, Christopher N. Battershill, and Rocky de Nys

2008 Marine Ecology Progress Series 365:103.


Sea cucumber fisheries: a manager's toolbox, K Friedman, Steven W. Purcell, J Bell, and C Hair


Family Meliphagidae, Peter J. Higgins, Hugh A. Ford, and Leslie Christidis

2008 Handbook of the birds of the world: volume 13: penduline-tits to shrikes.


Papua New Guinea: a hotspot of sea cucumber fisheries in the Western Central Pacific, Jeff Kinch, Steven W. Purcell, Sven Uthicke, and Kim Friedman

2008 Sea cucumbers: a global review of fisheries and trade 57-77.

Population status, fisheries and trade of sea cucumbers in the Western Central Pacific, Jeff Kinch, Steven W. Purcell, Sven Uthicke, and Kim Friedman

2008 Sea cucumbers: a global review of fisheries and trade 7-55.


Asynchronous coral spawning patterns on equatorial reefs in Kenya, Sangeeta Mangubhai and Peter Lynton Harrison

2008 Marine Ecology Progress Series 360 85-96.

Regional and country scale water resource assessment; informing investments in future water supply in the Asia Pacific Region – a decision support tool, Magnus Moglia, Kim S. Alexander, Stephen Cook, Caroline A. Sullivan, Bradley Lane, Felix Lipkin, Stewart Burn, and Carolyn Haskard

2008 Water for a Healthy Country Flagship Report.


Bacterial and viral dynamics during a mass coral spawning period on the Great Barrier Reef, Nicole L. Patten, Jim G. Mitchell, Mathias Middelboe, Bradley D. Eyre, Laurent Seuront, Peter Lynton Harrison, and Ronnie N. Glud

2008 Aquatic Microbial Ecology 50:3 209-220.

Engaging in IWRM - practical steps and tools for local governments : training handbook, R Philip, B Anton, Muriel Bonjean, John Bromley, D Cox, Chris Dickens, L Nyagwambo, S Smits, Caroline A. Sullivan, K Van Nierkerk, E Chonguica, F Monggae, R Pule, and M Berraondo


Understanding the context - The role of local government in IWRM, R Philip, B Anton, D Cox, S Smits, Caroline A. Sullivan, E Chonguica, F Monggae, L Nyagwambo, R Pule, M Berraondo, and Muriel Bonjean

2008 ICLEI Africa.

Poor retention of passive induced transponder (PIT) tags for mark-recapture studies on tropical sea cucumbers, Steven W. Purcell, Natacha S. Agudo, and Hugues Gossuin

2008 SPC Beche de Mer Information Bulletin 28 53-55.


Spatio-temporal and size-dependent variation in the success of releasing cultured sea cucumbers in the wild, Steven W. Purcell and Mateo Simutoga

2008 Reviews in Fisheries Science 16:1-3 204-214.


Commercial holothurians of the tropical Pacific, Steven W. Purcell, Emmanuel Tardy, Aymeric Desurmont, and Kim Friedman



Phenotypic leaf variation in Avicennia marina in tropical Australia: can discrete subpopulations be recognised in the field?, Peter Saenger and Lyndon O. Brooks

2008 Australian Journal of Botany 56:6 487-492.


Late Holocene tsunami traces on the western and southern coastlines of the Peloponnesus (Greece), Anja Scheffers, Dieter Kelletat, Andreas Vött, Simon Matthias May, and Sander Scheffers

2008 Earth and Planetary Science Letters 269:1-2 271-279.


Chevrons: enigmatic sedimentary coastal features, Anja Scheffers, Sander Scheffers, Dieter Kelletat, Dallas H. Abbott, and Edward A. Bryant

2008 Zeitschrift fur Geomorphologie 52:3.

Coral community and extent mapping of the Wide Bay-Burnett Coastal fringe project, Sander Scheffers, Ralph Alquezar, Ashley Bunce, and Wayne M. Boyd



The holocene paleo-tsunami history of Western Australia, Sander Scheffers, Anja Scheffers, Dieter Kelletat, and Edward A. Bryant

2008 Earth and Planetary Science Letters 270:1-2 137-146.

Gametogenic and reproductive cycles of a sea anemone that provides essential habitat for anemonefish, Anna Scott and Peter Lynton Harrison

2008 Reefs for the future: 11th International Coral Reef Symposium.


Larval settlement and juvenile development of sea anemones that provide habitat for anemonefish, Anna Scott and Peter Lynton Harrison

2008 Marine Biology 154:5 833-839.


Death assemblages of molluscs on rocky shores in New South Wales, Stephen DA Smith

2008 Malacological Society of Australasia Newsletter 134 5-6.


Interpreting molluscan death assemblages on rocky shores: are they representative of the regional fauna?, Stephen DA Smith

2008 Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 366:1-2 151-159.


Diversity and mode of transmission of ammonia-oxidizing archaea in marine sponges, Doris Steger, Piers Ettinger-Epstein, Steve W. Whalan, Ute Hentschel, Rocky de Nys, Michael Wagner, and Michael W. Taylor

2008 Environmental Microbiology 10:4 1087-1094.

Making water work for local governments and helping local governments work for water: ten top tips for integration in water management, Caroline A. Sullivan, Muriel Bonjean, B Anton, D Cox, S Smits, E Chonguica, F Monggae, L Nyagwambo, R Pule, and M Berraondo

2008 ICLEI Africa.

The rural water livelihoods index: a tool to prioritize water-related interventions for poverty reduction, Caroline A. Sullivan, Alasdair Cohen, Jean Marc Faures, and Guido Santini

2008 FAO Water.


Keeping the benefits flowing and growing: quantifying the benefits of wetlands in the upper Orange Senqu Basin, Caroline A. Sullivan, Douglas Macfarlane, Chris Dickens, Myles Mander, Muriel Bonjean, Adam Teixeira-Leita, and Catherine Pringle

2008 NeWater, a project funded under the Sixth Research Framework of the European Union.

Sea cucumbers. a global review on fishery and trade, Verónica Toral-Granda, Alessandro Lovatelli, Marcelo Vasconcellos, Chantal Conand, Jean-François Hamel, Annie Mercier, Steven W. Purcell, and Sven Uthicke

2008 SPC Beche de Mer Information Bulletin 28 4-6.


Sex-specific tyrian purple genesis: precursor and pigment distribution in the reproductive system of the marine mollusc, Dicathais orbita, Chantel Westley and Kirsten Benkendorff

2008 Journal of Chemical Ecology 34:1 44-56.


Low genetic variability within and among populations of the brooding sponge Rhopaloeides odorabile on the central Great Barrier Reef, Steve W. Whalan, Rocky de Nys, C Smith-Keune, B S. Evans, Christopher Battershill, and D R. Jerry

2008 Aquatic Biology 3:2 111-119.


Larval vertical migration and hierarchical selectivity of settlement in a brooding marine sponge, Steve W. Whalan, Piers Ettinger-Epstein, Christopher Battershill, and Rocky de Nys

2008 Marine Ecology Progress Series 368 145-154.


The effect of temperature on larval pre-settlement duration and metamorphosis for the sponge, Rhopaloeides odorabile, Steve W. Whalan, Piers Ettinger-Epstein, and Rocky de Nys

2008 Coral Reefs 27:4 783-786.


The impact of diet on the growth and proximate composition of juvenile whelks, Dicathais orbita (Gastropoda : Mollusca), Skye Heather Woodcock and Kirsten Benkendorff

2008 Aquaculture 276:1/4 162-170.


Surface changes in polyhydroxyalkanoate films during biodegradation and biofouling, Catherine A. Woolnough, Tim Charlton, Lachlan H. Yee, Maria Sarris, and John R. Foster

2008 Polymer International 57:9 1042-1051.

Living paint: bacteria in marine antifouling, Lachlan H. Yee, Carola Holmström, Nigel C. Lewin, Staffan J. Kjelleberg, and Peter D. Steinberg

2008 Surface Coatings Association Australia Conference.

Papers from 2007


Grow-out of sandfish Holothuria scabra in ponds shows that co-culture with shrimp Litopenaeus stylirostris is not viable, Johann D. Bell, Natacha N. Agudo, Pascal Blazer, Mateo Simutoga, Dominique Pham, and Luc Della Patrona

2007 Aquaculture 273:4 509-519.

The sustainability of SCUBA diving at Julian Rocks, Daniel J. Bucher, Simon Hartley, Kay Dimmock, and L Roberts

2007 Cape Byron Marine Park.

Can water stressed regions be characterised when there is sparse data?, J Buma, Caroline A. Sullivan, N Kukuric, and J Griffioen

2007 Reducing the Vulnerability of Societies to Water Related Risks at the Basin Scale - 3rd International Symposium on Integrated Water Resources Management:317 219-224.

Introduced marine species in northern New South Wales, Australia: a risk assessment from the Camden Haven River to Tweed Heads, Claudia Frances Catterall, R Scott, and Daniel J. Bucher

2007 Northern Rivers Catchment Management Authority.


Water poverty mapping in the Volta region: looking for linkages between water and poverty, Simon D. Cook, Jorge Rubiano, Caroline A. Sullivan, Winston Andah, Felix Ashante, Jeremy Wallace, Isabelle Terrasson, Aude Nikiema, Eric Kemp-Benedict, Ignacio Tourino, and Gerald AB Yiran

2007 Workshop report Accra, Ghana, 3-8 March.


Benthic metabolism and nitrogen cycling in a sub-tropical embayment: spatial and seasonal variability and controlling factors, Angus JP Ferguson, Bradley D. Eyre, Jennita M. Gay, Nicolas Emtage, and Lyndon O. Brooks

2007 Aquatic Microbial Ecology 48:2 175-195.

National Marine Science Centre school activity program : field and laboratory activity resource book, Mitchell Green, Steven Dalton, A Harrison, Anna Scott, and A McIlgorm



Stress and immune responses in abalone: limitations in current knowledge and investigative methods based on other models, Celia Hooper, Rob Day, Ron Slocombe, Judith Handlinger, and Kirsten Benkendorff

2007 Fish & Shellfish Immunology 22:4 363-379.


Factors affecting the cycling of dimethylsulfide and dimethylsulfoniopropionate in coral reef waters of the Great Barrier Reef, Graham B. Jones, Mark Curran, Andrew D. Broadbent, Stacey King, Esther Fischer, and Rosemary J. Jones

2007 Environmental Chemistry 4:5 310-322.


Field signatures of the SE-Asian mega-tsunami along the West Coast of Thailand compared to Holocene paleo-tsunami from the Atlantic region, Dieter Kelletat, Sander Scheffers, and Anja Scheffers

2007 Pure and Applied Geophysics 164:2/3 413-431.

A sampling protocol for the endangered freshwater fish, Oxleyan Pygmy Perch Nannoperca oxleyana Whitley, James T. Knight, T M. Glasby, and Lyndon O. Brooks

2007 Australian Zoologist 34:2 148-157.


Comparison of surface microfouling and bacterial attachment on the egg capsules of two molluscan species representing Cephalopoda and Neogastropoda, Norman SH Lim, Kim J. Everuss, Amanda E. Goodman, and Kirsten Benkendorff

2007 Aquatic Microbial Ecology 47:3 275-287.


Synergistic impacts of heat shock and spawning on the physiology and immune health of Crassostrea gigas: an explanation for summer mortality in Pacific oysters, Yan Li, Jian G. Qin, Catherine A. Abbott, Xiaoxu Li, and Kirsten Benkendorff

2007 American Journal of Physiology Regulatory Integrative and Comparative Physiology 293:6 R2353-R2362.

Local governance in integrated water resources management in the Danube Basin: a working paper, Dermot O. O'Regan, Caroline A. Sullivan, and John Bromley

2007 ICLEI Europe.


Tsunami deposits on the coastline of west Crete (Greece), Anja Scheffers and Sander Scheffers

2007 Earth and Planetary Science Letters 259:3-4 613-624.

Developing methods for breeding Nemo’s home: the effect of feeding regime on growth of sea anemones grown in captivity since spawning, Anna Scott

2007 East meets west: Science and management of Australia's coral reefs: 83rd Australian Coral Reef Society Annual Conference.

Broadcast spawning of two species of sea anemone, Entacmaea, Anna Scott and Peter Lynton Harrison

2007 Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 50:3 163-171.


Embryonic and larval development of the host sea anemones Entacmaea quadricolor and Heteractis crispa, Anna Scott and Peter Lynton Harrison

2007 Biological Bulletin 213:2 110-121.

An application of the transboundary analytical framework: a case study of the Jordan River, Caroline A. Sullivan, Michael C. Acreman, P K. Wouters, and E Castro

2007 Department for International Development.

Facilitating adaptive management in large river basins: using the transboundary analytical framework, Caroline A. Sullivan, Michael C. Acreman, P K. Wouters, and E Castro

2007 CAIWA 2007: ICoping with complexity and uncertaintainty: International Conference on Adaptive & Integrated Water Management.

Report on indicators for water stress, Caroline A. Sullivan, M Manez, S Schmidt, E Moors, E Preziosi, S Loubier, D Inman, K Tarnacki, I van den Wyngaert, A FM Olsthoorn, J Fröbrich, B Blümling, P Koundouri, S Panebianco, Anna Marie Giacomello, Dirk Günther, and D Jones

2007 AquaStress Deliverable D2.1-3.


Integration of the biophysical and social sciences using an indicator approach: addressing water problems at different scales, Caroline A. Sullivan and Jeremy R. Meigh

2007 Water Resources Management 21:1 111-128.


In vitro cytotoxicity evaluation of some substituted isatin derivatives, Kara L. Vine, Julie M. Locke, Marie Ranson, Kirsten Benkendorff, Stephen G. Pyne, and John B. Bremner

2007 Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry 15:11 931-938.


Inhibition of fouling by marine bacteria immobilised in κ-carrageenan beads, Lachlan H. Yee, Carola Holmström, Evi T. Fuary, Nigel C. Lewin, Staffan J. Kjelleberg, and Peter D. Steinberg

2007 Biofouling 23:4 287-294.

Inhibition of fouling by Pseudoalteromonas tunicata immobilised in κ-carrageenan beads, Lachlan H. Yee, Carola Holmström, Evi T. Fuary, Nigel C. Lewin, Staffan J. Kjelleberg, and Peter D. Steinberg

2007 Marine science in a changing world: the Australian Marine Sciences Association (AMSA) 45th Annual Conference.

Living paint: towards a marine antifouling coating, Lachlan H. Yee, Nigel C. Lewin, Carola Holmström, Evi T. Fuary, Staffan J. Kjelleberg, and Peter D. Steinberg

2007 29th Australasian Polymer Symposium (APS).

Papers from 2006


Seasonal and diurnal cycles of dimethylsulfide, dimethylsulfoniopropionate and dimethylsulfoxide at One Tree Reef lagoon, Andrew D. Broadbent and Graham B. Jones



Spatial and temporal patterns of recreational angling effort in a warm-temperate Australian estuary, Daniel J. Bucher

2006 Geographical Research.


Butterfly communities in South Australian urban reserves: estimating abundance and diversity using the Pollard walk, N Collier, D A. Mackay, Kirsten Benkendorff, A D. Austin, and S M. Carthew

2006 Austral Ecology 31:2 282-290.


Freshwater biodiversity: importance, threats, status and conservation challenges, David Dudgeon, Angela H. Arthington, Mark O. Gessner, Zen-Ichiro Kawabata, Duncan J. Knowler, Christian Leveque, Robert J. Naiman, Anne-Helene Prieur-Richard, Doris Soto, Melanie LJ Stiassny, and Caroline A. Sullivan

2006 Biological Reviews 81:2 163-182.


New approaches to evaluating and quantifying the benefits of chemicals regulation: four case studies (TBT, Methiocarb, DDT and PCBs), Anna Marie Giacomello, Panchali Guha, Paul Howe, Kevin C. Jones, Peter Matthiessen, Richard F. Shore, Caroline A. Sullivan, Andrew Sweetman, and Lee Walker

2006 Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs.


Sulphur aerosols from melting sea ice may influence Antarctic climate, Graham B. Jones and Albert J. Gabric

2006 Australian Antarctic Magazine:10 28-29.

Learning from the SE-Asian tsunami: examples from Thailand’s west coast, Dieter Kelletat, Sander Scheffers, and Anja Scheffers

2006 Geographische Rundschau International 2:1 4-9.


Challenges for freshwater biodiversity research: science plan and implementation strategy, Robert J. Naiman, Anne-Helene Prieur-Richard, Angela Arthington, David Dudgeon, Mark O. Gessner, Zen-Ichiro Kawabata, Duncan Knowler, J O'Keefe, C Leveque, Doris Soto, Melanie LJ Stiassny, and Caroline A. Sullivan

2006 Challenges for freshwater biodiversity research : science plan and implementation strategy, DIVERSITAS Report, no. 5 5.


Transportation methods for restocking of juvenile sea cucumber, Holothuria scabra, Steven W. Purcell, Bernard F. Blockmans, and Natacha NS Aqudo

2006 Aquaculture 251 2-4.


Efficacy of chemical markers and physical tags for large-scale release of an exploited holothurian, Steven W. Purcell, Bernard F. Blockmans, and Warick J. Nash

2006 Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 334:2 283-293.


Restocking the sea cucumber Holothuria scabra: sizing no-take zones through individual-based movement modelling, Steven W. Purcell and David S. Kirby

2006 Fisheries Research 80:1 53-61.


Experimental evaluation of co-culture of juvenile sea cucumbers, Holothuria scabra (Jaeger), with juvenile blue shrimp, Litopenaeus stylirostris (Stimpson), Steven W. Purcell, Jacques Patrois, and Nicolas Fraisse

2006 Aquaculture Research 37:5 515-522.


Documentation of the impact of hurricane Ivan on the coastline of Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles), Anja Scheffers and Sander Scheffers

2006 Journal of Coastal Research 22:6 1437-1450.

Tsunami trigger long-lasting phase-shifts in coral reef ecosystem, Sander Scheffers, Anja Scheffers, Ulrich Radtke, Dieter Kelletat, K Staben, and R PM Bak

2006 Tsunamis, hurricanes and neotectonics as driving mechanisms in coastal evolution (Proceedings of the Bonaire Field Symposium, March 2-6, 2006. A contribution to IGCP 495) 146 59-79.


Observations on the feeding behaviour of resident anemonefish during host sea anemone spawning, Anna Scott and Brian Francisco

2006 Coral Reefs 25:3.

Developing optimal methods for the culture of host sea anemones, Anna Scott and Peter Lynton Harrison

2006 Coral reef research - from the seas to the skies: 82nd Australian Coral Reef Society Annual Conference.

Livelihood trade-offs in the commercialisation of multiple-use NTFP: lessons from marula (Sclerocarya birrea subsp. caffra) in southern Africa, Sheona E. Shackleton, Charlie M. Shackleton, Rachel Wynberg, Caroline A. Sullivan, Rodger RB Leakey, Myles Mander, Tania McHardy, Saskia Den Adel, Andy Botelle, Pierre Du Plessis, Cyril Lombard, Sarah Laird, Tony Cunningham, and Dermot O. O'Regan

2006 Non-timber forest products: conservation, management and policy in the tropics.

Do investments and policy interventions reach the poorest of the poor?, Caroline A. Sullivan

2006 Water crisis: myth or reality? : Marcelino Botín Water Forum 2004 221-232.

Indicators for Aquastress – capturing the essence of water stress through the use of integrated indicators, Caroline A. Sullivan

2006 Global Environmental Change Conference.

The disappearing ethics of world development, Caroline A. Sullivan

2006 The global environment 2006: Annual Directory of the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management.

Water management for human security, Caroline A. Sullivan

2006 Proceedings Water and better human life in the future : RIHN Ist International Symposium.


Rapid appraisal of poverty, gender and health: application to the NeWater case studies, Caroline A. Sullivan, Neela Matin, and Dagmar Ridder

2006 NeWater Report 2.4.1.


Application of the water poverty index at different scales: a cautionary tale, Caroline A. Sullivan, Jeremy R. Meigh, and P Lawrence

2006 Water International 31:3 412-426.


Mapping the links between water, poverty and food security, report on the Water Indicators workshop held at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford, UK, 16 to 19 May, 2005, Caroline A. Sullivan, Charles J. Vörösmarty, Eric Craswell, Stuart Bunn, Sarah Cline, Claudia Heidecke, Adam Storygard, Alex Proussevitch, Ellen Douglas, Deborah Bossio, Dirk Günther, Anna Marie Giacomello, Dermot P. O'Regan, and Jeremy R. Meigh

2006 GWSP Issues in GWS Research, no. 1.

Current approaches for transboundary water management: are they best practice?, Caroline A. Sullivan, P K. Wouters, Michael C. Acreman, and E Castro

2006 Third International Symposium on Transboundary Waters.


The effect of water exchange on bacterioplankton depletion and inorganic nutrient dynamics in coral reef cavities, F C. van Duyl, Sander R. Scheffers, F IM Thomas, and M Driscoll

2006 Coral Reefs 2:251 23-36.

A proposed functional role for indole derivatives in reproduction and defense of the Muricidae (Neogastropoda : Mollusca), C B. Westley, K L. Vine, and Kirsten Benkendorff

2006 Indirubin, the red shade of indigo 31-44.