Sean Connell

Professor Sean Connell


School of Biological Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.

I am an ecologist that repairs marine ecosystems.

With my students, our research provided evidence-based polices for cleaner and healthier coasts. This research sparked (1) the restoration of 1.1 kilometres of oyster reef and (2) new infrastructure to improve coastal water quality. Currently, we are working on two new rewilding projects that span several hectares of improved ecosystem productivity and diversity.

I'm am currently looking for students interested in biology (PhD, Honours & MSc students). All projects are possible. Those underway include climate change, restoration ecology, conservation psychology and analysis of science writing. Students often get wet (snorkel & dive) or stay dry (mesocosms & aquariums) or have an interest in humanity (how the mind responds).

Creativity, people, adventure, data

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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2011 Professor University of Adelaide
    2005 - 2010 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
    1999 - 2004 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    1997 - 1999 Lecturer University of Sydney
    1996 - 1997 Lecturer University of Tasmania (Australian Maritime College)
    1994 - 1996 Scientist The Ecology Laboratory
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2010 Fellowship ARC Future Fellowship
    2004 Fellowship ARC Queen Elizabeath II Fellowship Australia
    2003 Award J.G. Russell Award Australian Academy of Science
    2003 Award The Andrewartha Medal
    1992 Research Award Scholarship (PhD) - Australia University of Sydney
    1990 Award Scholarship (PhD) - New Zealand New Zealand University Grants Committee New Zealand
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    University of Sydney Australia PhD
    University of Auckland New Zealand MSc (1st Class Honours)
    University of Canterbury New Zealand BSc
  • Research Interests

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 McAfee, D., Larkin, C., & Connell, S. D. (2021). Multi-species restoration accelerates recovery of extinguished oyster reefs. Journal of Applied Ecology, 58(2), 286-294.
    DOI Scopus1 WoS1
    2021 Petit‐Marty, N., Nagelkerken, I., Connell, S. D., & Schunter, C. (2021). Natural CO₂ seeps reveal adaptive potential to ocean acidification in fish. Evolutionary Applications, 14(7), 1794-1806.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 Williams, B. R., McAfee, D., & Connell, S. D. (2021). Repairing recruitment processes with sound technology to accelerate habitat restoration. Ecological Applications, 31(6), e02386-1-e02386-7.
    2021 Ferreira, C. M., Connell, S. D., Goldenberg, S. U., & Nagelkerken, I. (2021). Positive species interactions strengthen in a high-CO₂ ocean. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 288(1954), 1-6.
    2021 Freeling, B. S., & Connell, S. D. (2021). Advancing Government Legitimacy through the Scientific Study of Sentience. World Futures, 77(5), 395-404.
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    2021 McAfee, D., & Connell, S. D. (2021). The global fall and rise of oyster reefs. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 19(2), 118-125.
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    2021 McAfee, D., Reinhold, S. L., Alleway, H. K., & Connell, S. D. (2021). Environmental solutions fast-tracked: Reversing public scepticism to public engagement. Biological Conservation, 253, 1-8.
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    2021 Nagelkerken, I., Alemany, T., Anquetin, J. M., Ferreira, C. M., Ludwig, K. E., Sasaki, M., & Connell, S. D. (2021). Ocean acidification boosts reproduction in fish via indirect effects. PLoS Biology, 19(1), e3001033-1-e3001033-21.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2
    2021 Coni, E. O. C., Nagelkerken, I., Ferreira, C. M., Connell, S. D., & Booth, D. J. (2021). Ocean acidification may slow the pace of tropicalization of temperate fish communities. Nature Climate Change, 11(3), 249-256.
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    2021 Leung, J. Y. S., Russell, B. D., Coleman, M. A., Kelaher, B. P., & Connell, S. D. (2021). Long-term thermal acclimation drives adaptive physiological adjustments of a marine gastropod to reduce sensitivity to climate change. Science of the Total Environment, 771, 1-10.
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    2021 Draper, J. T., Freeling, B. S., & Connell, S. D. (2021). Sparking Creativity in Science Education. Journal of Creative Behavior, 6 pages.
    DOI Scopus1
    2021 Freeling, B. S., Doubleday, Z. A., Dry, M. J., Semmler, C., & Connell, S. D. (2021). Better Writing in Scientific Publications Builds Reader Confidence and Understanding. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 714321.
    2021 Freeling, B. S., & Connell, S. D. (2021). Animal minds, social change, and the future of fisheries science. Frontiers in Marine Science, 8, 1-6.
    2021 McAfee, D., Costanza, R., & Connell, S. D. (2021). Valuing marine restoration beyond the ‘too small and too expensive’. Trends in Ecology and Evolution.
    2020 Doubleday, Z. A., & Connell, S. D. (2020). Shining a Brighter Light on Solution Science in Ecology. One Earth, 2(1), 16-19.
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    2020 Tanner, J. E., McSkimming, C., Russell, B. D., & Connell, S. D. (2020). Rapid restoration of belowground structure and fauna of a seagrass habitat. Restoration Ecology, 29(1), e13289-1-e13289-10.
    2020 Nagelkerken, I., Goldenberg, U. S., Ferreira, C. M., Ullah, M. H., & Connell, S. D. (2020). Trophic pyramids reorganize when food web architecture fails to adjust to ocean change. Science, 369(6505), 829-832.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS11 Europe PMC4
    2020 Freeling, B., & Connell, S. (2020). Funding Conservation through an Emerging Social Movement. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 35(1), 3-6.
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    2020 Leung, J. Y., Russell, B. D., & Connell, S. D. (2020). Linking energy budget to physiological adaptation: how a calcifying gastropod adjusts or succumbs to ocean acidification and warming. Science of the Total Environment, 715, 136939-1-136939-8.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS10
    2020 Zitoun, R., Connell, S. D., Cornwall, C. E., Currie, K. I., Fabricius, K., Hoffmann, L. J., . . . Smith, A. M. (2020). A unique temperate rocky coastal hydrothermal vent system (Whakaari-White Island, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand): constraints for ocean acidification studies. Marine and Freshwater Research, 71(3), 321-344.
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    2020 McAfee, D., & Connell, S. D. (2020). Cuing oyster recruitment with shell and rock: implications for timing reef restoration. Restoration Ecology, 28(3), 6 pages.
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    2020 Falkenberg, L. J., Bellerby, R. G. J., Connell, S. D., Fleming, L. E., Maycock, B., Russell, B. D., . . . Dupont, S. (2020). Ocean Acidification and Human Health.. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(12), 1-18.
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    2020 Leung, J. Y. S., Chen, Y., Nagelkerken, I., Zhang, S., Xie, Z., & Connell, S. D. (2020). Calcifiers can adjust shell building at the nanoscale to resist ocean acidification. Small, 16(37), 2003186-1-2003186-8.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS5 Europe PMC2
    2019 Leung, J. Y. S., Russell, B. D., & Connell, S. D. (2019). Adaptive Responses of Marine Gastropods to Heatwaves. One Earth, 1(3), 374-381.
    DOI Scopus15
    2019 Leung, J. Y. S., Doubleday, Z. A., Nagelkerken, I., Chen, Y., Xie, Z., & Connell, S. D. (2019). How calorie-rich food could help marine calcifiers in a CO₂-rich future. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286(1906), 20190757-1-20190757-5.
    DOI Scopus12 WoS12 Europe PMC2
    2019 Rodriguez Dominguez, A., Connell, S., Leung, J., & Nagelkerken, I. (2019). Adaptive responses of fishes to climate change: feedback between physiology and behaviour. Science of the Total Environment, 692, 1242-1249.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS5 Europe PMC1
    2019 Mcafee, D., Alleway, H. K., & Connell, S. D. (2019). Environmental solutions sparked by environmental history.. Conservation biology : the journal of the Society for Conservation Biology, 34(2), 386-394.
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    2019 Ferreira, C., Nagelkerken, I., Goldenberg, U., Walden, G., Leung, J., & Connell, S. (2019). Functional loss in herbivores drives runaway expansion of weedy algae in a near-future ocean. Science of the Total Environment, 695, 133829-1-133829-8.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS7 Europe PMC1
    2019 Doubleday, Z., Nagelkerken, I., Coutts, M., Goldenberg, S., & Connell, S. (2019). A triple trophic boost: How carbon emissions indirectly change a marine food chain. Global Change Biology, 25(3), 978-984.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS14 Europe PMC5
    2019 Freeling, B., Doubleday, Z. A., & Connell, S. D. (2019). How can we boost the impact of publications? Try better writing. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 116(2), 341-343.
    DOI Scopus24 WoS21 Europe PMC4
    2019 McAfee, D., Doubleday, Z. A., Geiger, N., & Connell, S. D. (2019). Everyone loves a success story: Optimism inspires conservation engagement. BioScience, 69(4), 274-281.
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    2019 McAfee, D., & Connell, S. D. (2019). Balancing the Benefits of Optimism and Pessimism in Conservation: a Response to Kidd, Bekessy, and Garrard. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 34(8), 692-693.
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    2018 Goldenberg, S., Nagelkerken, I., Marangon, E., Bonnet, A., Ferreira, C., & Connell, S. (2018). Ecological complexity buffers the impacts of future climate on marine consumers. Nature Climate Change, 8(3), 229-233.
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    2018 Heldt, K., Connell, S., & Munguia, P. (2018). Increasing use of human-dominated habitats as CO₂ emissions warm and acidify oceans. Estuaries and Coasts, 41(6), 1660-1666.
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    2018 Rossi, T., Pistevos, J., Connell, S., & Nagelkerken, I. (2018). On the wrong track: ocean acidification attracts larval fish to irrelevant environmental cues. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 5840-1-5840-6.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC3
    2018 Connell, S., Doubleday, Z., Foster, N., Hamlyn, S., Harley, C., Helmuth, B., . . . Russell, B. (2018). The duality of ocean acidification as a resource and a stressor. Ecology, 99(5), 1005-1010.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS35 Europe PMC13
    2018 Leung, J., Nagelkerken, I., Russell, B., Ferreira, C., & Connell, S. (2018). Boosted nutritional quality of food by CO2 enrichment fails to offset energy demand of herbivores under ocean warming, causing energy depletion and mortality. Science of the Total Environment, 639, 360-366.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS12 Europe PMC2
    2018 Rodriguez-Dominguez, A., Connell, S., Baziret, C., & Nagelkerken, I. (2018). Irreversible behavioural impairment of fish starts early: Embryonic exposure to ocean acidification. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 133, 562-567.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS5 Europe PMC1
    2018 Ferreira, C., Nagelkerken, I., Goldenberg, S., & Connell, S. (2018). CO₂ emissions boost the benefits of crop production by farming damselfish. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 2(8), 1223-1226.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC3
    2018 Nagelkerken, I., Goldenberg, S., Coni, E., & Connell, S. (2018). Microhabitat change alters abundances of competing species and decreases species richness under ocean acidification. Science of the Total Environment, 645, 615-622.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS6 Europe PMC3
    2018 Martínez, B., Radford, B., Thomsen, M., Connell, S., Carreño, F., Bradshaw, C., . . . Wernberg, T. (2018). Distribution models predict large contractions of habitat-forming seaweeds in response to ocean warming. Diversity and Distributions, 24(10), 1350-1366.
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    2018 Doubleday, Z., & Connell, S. (2018). Let Scientific Writing Evolve, Not Stagnate. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 33(11), 812-813.
    DOI Scopus3 WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2018 Doubleday, Z. A., & Connell, S. D. (2018). Weedy futures: can we benefit from the species that thrive in the marine Anthropocene?. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 16(10), 599-604.
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    2017 Pistevos, J., Nagelkerken, I., Rossi, T., & Connell, S. (2017). Ocean acidification alters temperature and salinity preferences in larval fish. Oecologia, 183(2), 545-553.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS14 Europe PMC4
    2017 Sunday, J., Fabricius, K., Kroeker, K., Anderson, K., Brown, N., Barry, J., . . . Harley, C. (2017). Ocean acidification can mediate biodiversity shifts by changing biogenic habitat. Nature Climate Change, 7(1), 81-85.
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    2017 Connell, S., Doubleday, Z., Hamlyn, S., Foster, N., Harley, C., Helmuth, B., . . . Russell, B. (2017). How ocean acidification can benefit calcifiers. Current Biology, 27(3), 95-96.
    DOI Scopus50 WoS46 Europe PMC16
    2017 Leung, J., Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2017). Mineralogical plasticity acts as a compensatory mechanism to the impacts of ocean acidification. Environmental Science and Technology, 51(5), 2652-2659.
    DOI Scopus33 WoS32 Europe PMC9
    2017 Ghedini, G., & Connell, S. (2017). Moving ocean acidification research beyond a simple science: Investigating ecological change and their stabilizers. Food Webs, 13, 53-59.
    DOI Scopus8
    2017 Goldenberg, S., Nagelkerken, I., Ferreira, C., Ullah, H., & Connell, S. (2017). Boosted food web productivity through ocean acidification collapses under warming. Global Change Biology, 23(10), 4177-4184.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS27 Europe PMC3
    2017 Connell, S., Fernandes, M., Burnell, O., Doubleday, Z., Griffin, K., Irving, A., . . . Falkenberg, L. (2017). Testing for thresholds of ecosystem collapse in seagrass meadows. Conservation Biology, 31(5), 1196-1201.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS27 Europe PMC3
    2017 Hardy, N., Berry, T., Kelaher, B., Goldsworthy, S., Bunce, M., Coleman, M., . . . Figueira, W. (2017). Assessing the trophic ecology of top predators across a recolonisation frontier using DNA metabarcoding of diets. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 573, 237-254.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS22
    2017 Harley, C., Connell, S., Doubleday, Z., Kelaher, B., Russell, B., Sarà, G., & Helmuth, B. (2017). Conceptualizing ecosystem tipping points within a physiological framework. Ecology and Evolution, 7(15), 6035-6045.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS28 Europe PMC6
    2017 Nagelkerken, I., Goldenberg, S., Ferreira, C., Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2017). Species interactions drive fish biodiversity loss in a high-CO₂ world. Current Biology, 27(14), 2177-2184.e4.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS35 Europe PMC11
    2017 Vizzini, S., Martinez-Crego, B., Andolina, C., Massa-Gallucci, A., Connell, S., & Gambi, M. (2017). Ocean acidification as a driver of community simplification via the collapse of higher-order and rise of lower-order consumers. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 4018-1-4018-10.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS37 Europe PMC9
    2017 Doubleday, Z., & Connell, S. (2017). Publishing with Objective Charisma: Breaking Science’s Paradox. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 32(11), 803-805.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS19 Europe PMC3
    2017 Davis, K., Coleman, M., Connell, S., Russell, B., Gillanders, B., & Kelaher, B. (2017). Ecological performance of construction materials subject to ocean climate change. Marine Environmental Research, 131, 177-182.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS12 Europe PMC1
    2017 Pistevos, J., Nagelkerken, I., Rossi, T., & Connell, S. (2017). Antagonistic effects of ocean acidification and warming on hunting sharks. Oikos, 126(2), 241-247.
    DOI Scopus21 WoS19
    2017 Rossi, T., Connell, S., & Nagelkerken, I. (2017). The sounds of silence: regime shifts impoverish marine soundscapes. Landscape Ecology, 32(2), 239-248.
    DOI Scopus16 WoS15
    2017 Leung, J., Connell, S., Nagelkerken, I., & Russell, B. (2017). Impacts of near-future ocean acidification and warming on the shell mechanical and geochemical properties of gastropods from intertidal to subtidal zones. Environmental Science and Technology, 51(21), 12097-12103.
    DOI Scopus18 WoS18 Europe PMC3
    2017 Doubleday, Z., Nagelkerken, I., & Connell, S. (2017). Ocean life breaking rules by building shells in acidic extremes. Current Biology, 27(20), R1104-R1106.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS9 Europe PMC2
    2017 Doubleday, Z. A., Connell, S. D., & Montgomery, S. L. (2017). Creativity: The Stronger, Blacker Sheep behind Great Papers – A Reply to Falkenberg and Tubb. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 32(12), 895-896.
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    2017 Leung, J., Connell, S., & Russell, B. (2017). Heatwaves diminish the survival of a subtidal gastropod through reduction in energy budget and depletion of energy reserves. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 17688-1-17688-8.
    DOI Scopus25 WoS22 Europe PMC3
    2017 Provost, E. J., Kelaher, B. P., Dworjanyn, S. A., Russell, B. D., Connell, S. D., Ghedini, G., . . . Coleman, M. A. (2017). Climate-driven disparities among ecological interactions threaten kelp forest persistence. Global Change Biology, 23(1), 353-361.
    DOI Scopus37 WoS40 Europe PMC7
    2016 Ghedini, G., & Connell, S. (2016). Organismal homeostasis buffers the effects of abiotic change on community dynamics. Ecology, 97(10), 2671-2679.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS22 Europe PMC9
    2016 Rossi, T., Connell, S., & Nagelkerken, I. (2016). Silent oceans: ocean acidification impoverishes natural soundscapes by altering sound production of the world’s noisiest marine invertebrate. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283(1826), 20153046-1-20153046-7.
    DOI Scopus28 WoS26 Europe PMC7
    2016 Connell, S., Nimmo, D., Ghedini, G., Mac Nally, R., & Bennett, A. (2016). Ecological Resistance - Why Mechanisms Matter: A Reply to Sundstrom et al.. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31(6), 413-414.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS6 Europe PMC1
    2016 McSkimming, C., Connell, S., Russell, B., & Tanner, J. (2016). Habitat restoration: early signs and extent of faunal recovery relative to seagrass recovery. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 171, 51-57.
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    2016 Falkenberg, L., Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2016). Design and performance evaluation of a mesocosm facility and techniques to simulate ocean acidification and warming. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods, 14(4), 278-291.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS8
    2016 Rossi, T., Nagelkerken, I., Pistevos, J., & Connell, S. (2016). Lost at sea: ocean acidification undermines larval fish orientation via altered hearing and marine soundscape modification. Biology Letters, 12(1), 1-4.
    DOI Scopus41 WoS36 Europe PMC11
    2016 Alleway, H., Gillanders, B., & Connell, S. (2016). 'Neo-Europe' and its ecological consequences: the example of systematic degradation in Australia's inland fisheries. BIOLOGY LETTERS, 12(1), 1-7.
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    2016 Nagelkerken, I., Russell, B., Gillanders, B., & Connell, S. (2016). Ocean acidification alters fish populations indirectly through habitat modification. Nature Climate Change, 6(1), 89-93.
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    2016 Heldt, K., Connell, S., Anderson, K., Russell, B., & Munguia, P. (2016). Future climate stimulates population out-breaks by relaxing constraints on reproduction. Scientific Reports, 6(1), 33383-1-33383-8.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS11 Europe PMC4
    2016 Krumhansl, K., Okamoto, D., Rassweiler, A., Novak, M., Bolton, J., Cavanaugh, K., . . . Byrnes, J. (2016). Global patterns of kelp forest change over the past half-century. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(48), 13785-13790.
    DOI Scopus255 WoS254 Europe PMC57
    2015 Mertens, N., Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2015). Escaping herbivory: ocean warming as a refuge for primary producers where consumer metabolism and consumption cannot pursue. Oecologia, 179(4), 1223-1229.
    DOI Scopus30 WoS29 Europe PMC5
    2015 Nagelkerken, I., & Connell, S. (2015). Global alteration of ocean ecosystem functioning due to increasing human CO₂ emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(43), 13272-13277.
    DOI Scopus155 WoS149 Europe PMC52
    2015 Pistevos, J., Nagelkerken, I., Rossi, T., Olmos, M., & Connell, S. (2015). Ocean acidification and global warming impair shark hunting behaviour and growth. Scientific Reports, 5(1), 16293-1-16293-10.
    DOI Scopus75 WoS68 Europe PMC21
    2015 Falkenberg, L., Connell, S., Coffee, O., Ghedini, G., & Russell, B. (2015). Species interactions can maintain resistance of subtidal algal habitats to an increasingly modified world. Global Ecology and Conservation, 4, 549-558.
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    2015 Rossi, T., Nagelkerken, I., Simpson, S., Pistevos, J., Watson, S., Merillet, L., . . . Connell, S. (2015). Ocean acidification boosts larval fish development but reduces the window of opportunity for successful settlement. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 282(1821), 1-9.
    DOI Scopus41 WoS40 Europe PMC15
    2015 Alleway, H., & Connell, S. (2015). Loss of an ecological baseline through the eradication of oyster reefs from coastal ecosystems and human memory. Conservation Biology, 29(3), 795-804.
    DOI Scopus71 WoS64 Europe PMC8
    2015 Ghedini, G., Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2015). Trophic compensation reinforces resistance: herbivory absorbs the increasing effects of multiple disturbances. Ecology Letters, 18(2), 182-187.
    DOI Scopus89 WoS87 Europe PMC34
    2015 Kelaher, B., Tan, M., Figueira, W., Gillanders, B., Connell, S., Goldsworthy, S., . . . Coleman, M. (2015). Fur seal activity moderates the effects of an Australian marine sanctuary on temperate reef fish. Biological Conservation, 182, 205-214.
    DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC1
    2015 Gaylord, B., Kroeker, K., Sunday, J., Anderson, K., Barry, J., Brown, N., . . . Harley, C. (2015). Ocean acidification through the lens of ecological theory. Ecology, 96(1), 3-15.
    DOI Scopus182 WoS175 Europe PMC61
    2015 McSkimming, C., Tanner, J., Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2015). Compensation of nutrient pollution by herbivores in seagrass meadows. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 471, 112-118.
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    2015 Leung, J., Russell, B., Connell, S., Ng, J., & Lo, M. (2015). Acid dulls the senses: impaired locomotion and foraging performance in a marine mollusc. Animal Behaviour, 106, 223-229.
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    2015 Connell, S., & Ghedini, G. (2015). Resisting regime-shifts: the stabilising effect of compensatory processes. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 30(9), 513-515.
    DOI Scopus79 WoS77 Europe PMC27
    2015 Ling, S., Scheibling, R., Rassweiler, A., Johnson, C., Shears, N., Connell, S., . . . Johnson, L. (2015). Global regime shift dynamics of catastrophic sea urchin overgrazing. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 370(1659), 1-10.
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    2015 Hatton MacDonald, D., Ardeshiri, A., Rose, J., Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2015). Valuing coastal water quality: Adelaide, South Australia metropolitan area. Marine Policy, 52, 116-124.
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    2014 Helmuth, B., Russell, B., Connell, S., Dong, Y., Harley, C., Lima, F., . . . Mieszkowska, N. (2014). Beyond long-term averages: making biological sense of a rapidly changing world. Climate Change Responses, 1(1), 6-1-6-12.
    2014 Burnell, O., Connell, S., Irving, A., Watling, J., & Russell, B. (2014). Contemporary reliance on bicarbonate acquisition predicts increased growth of seagrass Amphibolis antarctica in a high-CO₂ world. Conservation Physiology, 2(1), cou052-1-cou052-11.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2014 Burnell, O., Russell, B., Irving, A., & Connell, S. (2014). Seagrass response to CO₂ contingent on epiphytic algae: indirect effects can overwhelm direct effects. Oecologia, 176(3), 871-882.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS26 Europe PMC9
    2014 Connell, S., Foster, M., & Airoldi, L. (2014). What are algal turfs? Towards a better description of turfs. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 495, 299-307.
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    2014 Smith, H., Anderson, M., Gillanders, B., & Connell, S. (2014). Longitudinal variation and effects of habitat on biodiversity of Australasian temperate reef fishes. Journal of Biogeography, 41(11), 2128-2139.
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    2014 Alleway, H., Connell, S., Ward, T., & Gillanders, B. (2014). Historical changes in mean trophic level of southern Australian fisheries. Marine and Freshwater Research, 65(10), 884-893.
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    2014 Mohring, M., Wernberg, T., Wright, J., Connell, S., & Russell, B. (2014). Biogeographic variation in temperature drives performance of kelp gametophytes during warming. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 513, 85-96.
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    2014 Wernberg, T., Russell, B., Bradshaw, C., Gurgel, C., Thomsen, M., Poloczanska, E., & Connell, S. (2014). Misconceptions about analyses of Australian seaweed collections. Phycologia, 53(3), 215-220.
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    2014 Falkenberg, L., Connell, S., & Russell, B. (2014). Herbivory mediates the expansion of an algal habitat under nutrient and CO₂ enrichment. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 497, 87-92.
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    2014 Gurgel, C., Wernberg, T., Thomsen, M., Russell, B., Adam, P., Waters, J., & Connell, S. (2014). Shared patterns of species turnover between seaweeds and seed plants break down at increasing distances from the sea. Ecology and Evolution, 4(1), 27-34.
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    2013 Coleman, M., Feng, M., Roughan, M., Cetina-Heredia, P., & Connell, S. (2013). Temperate shelf water dispersal by Australian boundary currents: implications for population connectivity. Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environments, 3(1), 295-309.
    2013 Wernberg, T., Thomsen, M., Connell, S., Russell, B., Waters, J., Zuccarello, G., . . . Gurgel, C. (2013). The footprint of continental-scale ocean currents on the biogeography of seaweeds. PLoS One, 8(11), 1-8.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS26 Europe PMC4
    2013 Ghedini, G., Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2013). Managing local coastal stressors to reduce the ecological effects of ocean acidification and warming. Water, 5(4), 1653-1661.
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    2013 Falkenberg, L., Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2013). Future herbivory: the indirect effects of enriched CO₂ may rival its direct effects. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 492, 85-95.
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    2013 Fordham, D., Mellin, C., Russell, B., Akcakaya, H., Bradshaw, C., Aiello-Lammens, M., . . . Brook, B. (2013). Population dynamics can be more important than physiological limits for determining range shifts under climate change. Global Change Biology, 19(10), 3224-3237.
    DOI Scopus60 WoS59 Europe PMC19
    2013 Russell, B., Connell, S., Uthicke, S., Muehllehner, N., Fabricius, K., & Hall-Spencer, J. (2013). Future seagrass beds: can increased productivity lead to carbon storage?. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 73(2), 463-469.
    DOI Scopus77 WoS77 Europe PMC28
    2013 Connell, S., Kroeker, K., Fabricius, K., Kline, D., & Russell, B. (2013). The other ocean acidification problem: CO₂ as a resource among competitors for ecosystem dominance. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 368(1627), 1-10.
    DOI Scopus155 WoS137 Europe PMC42
    2013 Russell, B., Connell, S., Findlay, H., Tait, K., Widdicombe, S., & Mieszkowska, N. (2013). Ocean acidification and rising temperatures may increase biofilm primary productivity but decrease grazer consumption. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 368(1627), 1-11.
    DOI Scopus55 WoS55 Europe PMC16
    2013 Burnell, O., Connell, S., Irving, A., & Russell, B. (2013). Asymmetric patterns of recovery in two habitat forming seagrass species following simulated overgrazing by urchins. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 448, 114-120.
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    2013 Burnell, O., Russell, B., Irving, A., & Connell, S. (2013). Eutrophication offsets increased sea urchin grazing on seagrass caused by ocean warming and acidification. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 485, 37-46.
    DOI Scopus39 WoS35
    2013 Falkenberg, L., Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2013). Contrasting resource limitations of marine primary producers: implications for competitive interactions under enriched CO₂ and nutrient regimes. Oecologia, 172(2), 575-583.
    DOI Scopus74 WoS73 Europe PMC18
    2013 Connell, S. (2013). By recognizing the broader landscape, we may better anticipate the outcome of local processes: editorial comment on the feature article by Miguel Matias. Marine Biology, 160(3), 491.
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    2013 Falkenberg, L., Connell, S., & Russell, B. (2013). Disrupting the effects of synergies between stressors: improved water quality dampens the effects of future CO₂ on a marine habitat. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50(1), 51-58.
    DOI Scopus40 WoS39
    2012 Russell, B., Connell, S., Mellin, C., Brook, B., Burnell, O., & Fordham, D. (2012). Predicting the distribution of commercially important invertebrate stocks under future climate. PLoS One, 7(12), 1-9.
    DOI Scopus11 WoS7 Europe PMC4
    2012 Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2012). Origins and consequences of global and local stressors: Incorporating climatic and non-climatic phenomena that buffer or accelerate ecological change. Marine Biology, 159(11), 2633-2639.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS21
    2012 Kline, D., Teneva, L., Schneider, K., Miard, T., Chai, A., Marker, M., . . . Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2012). A short-term in situ CO₂ enrichment experiment on Heron Island (GBR). Scientific Reports, 2(1), 1-9.
    DOI Scopus90 WoS86 Europe PMC21
    2012 Falkenberg, L., Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2012). Stability of strong species interactions resist the synergistic effects of local and global pollution in kelp forests. PLoS One, 7(3), 1-7.
    DOI Scopus39 WoS39 Europe PMC12
    2012 Livore, J., & Connell, S. (2012). Reducing per capita food supply alters urchin condition and habitat. Marine Biology, 159(5), 967-973.
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    2012 Bulleri, F., Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2012). Context-dependency in the effects of nutrient loading and consumers on the availability of space in marine rocky environments. PLoS One, 7(3), 1-9.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS28 Europe PMC9
    2012 Livore, J., & Connell, S. (2012). Effects of food origin and availability on sea urchin condition and feeding behaviour. Journal of Sea Research, 68, 1-5.
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    2012 Russell, B., Harley, C., Wernberg, T., Mieszkowska, N., Widdicombe, S., Hall-Spencer, J., & Connell, S. (2012). Predicting ecosystem shifts requires new approaches that integrate the effects of climate change across entire systems. Biology Letters, 8(2), 164-166.
    DOI Scopus93 WoS91 Europe PMC36
    2012 Livore, J., & Connell, S. (2012). Fine-scale effects of sedentary urchins on canopy and understory algae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 411, 66-69.
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    2012 Mellin, C., Russell, B., Connell, S., Brook, B., & Fordham, D. (2012). Geographic range determinants of two commercially important marine molluscs. Diversity and Distributions, 18(2), 133-146.
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    2011 Wernberg-Moller, T., Russell, B., Thomsen, M., Gurgel, C., Bradshaw, C., Poloczanska, E., & Connell, S. (2011). Seaweed communities in retreat from ocean warming. Current Biology, 21(21), 1828-1832.
    DOI Scopus231 WoS223 Europe PMC62
    2011 Watts, M., Li, Y., Russell, B., Mellin, C., Connell, S., & Fordham, D. (2011). A novel method for mapping reefs and subtidal rocky habitats using artificial neural networks. Ecological Modelling, 222(15), 2606-2614.
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    2011 Russell, B., Passarelli, C., & Connell, S. (2011). Forecasted CO₂ modifies the influence of light in shaping subtidal habitat. Journal of Phycology, 47(4), 744-752.
    DOI Scopus36 WoS35 Europe PMC1
    2011 Coleman, M., Roughan, M., Macdonald, H., Connell, S., Gillanders, B., Kelaher, B., & Steinberg, P. (2011). Variation in the strength of continental boundary currents determines continent-wide connectivity in kelp. Journal of Ecology, 99(4), 1026-1032.
    DOI Scopus81 WoS79 Europe PMC21
    2011 Wernberg, T., Russell, B., Moore, P., Ling, S., Smale, D., Campbell, A., . . . Connell, S. (2011). Impacts of climate change in a global hotspot for temperate marine biodiversity and ocean warming. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 400(1-2 Sp Iss), 7-16.
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    2011 Connell, S., Russell, B., & Irving, A. (2011). Can strong consumer and producer effects be reconciled to better forecast 'catastrophic' phase-shifts in marine ecosystems?. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 400(1-2 Sp Iss), 296-301.
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    2011 Irving, A., Connell, S., & Russell, B. (2011). Restoring coastal plants to improve global carbon storage: Reaping what we sow. PLoS One, 6(3), 1-6.
    DOI Scopus53 WoS54 Europe PMC10
    2011 Colella, M., Parkinson, A., Evans, T., Robertson, J., & Roux, C. (2011). The effect of ionizing gamma radiation on natural and synthetic fibers and its implications for the forensic examination of fiber evidence.. Journal of forensic sciences, 56(3), 591-605.
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    2010 Falkenberg, L., Burnell, O., Connell, S., & Russell, B. (2010). Sustainability in Near-shore Marine Systems: Promoting Natural Resilience. Sustainability, Online(8), 1-8.
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    2010 Waters, J., Wernberg, T., Connell, S., Thomsen, M., Zuccarello, G., Kraft, G., . . . Gurgel, C. (2010). Australia's marine biogeography revisited: Back to the future?. Austral Ecology, 35(8), 988-992.
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    2010 Russell, B. (2010). Honing the geoengineering strategy. Science, 327(5962), 144-145.
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    2010 Connell, S., & Russell, B. (2010). The direct effects of increasing CO₂ and temperature on non-calcifying organisms: increasing the potential for phase shifts in kelp forests. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B-Biological Sciences, 277(1686), 1409-1415.
    DOI Scopus239 WoS221 Europe PMC53
    2010 Coutts, A., Piola, R., Hewitt, C., Connell, S., & Gardner, J. (2010). Effect of vessel voyage speed on survival of biofouling organisms: implications for translocation of non-indigenous marine species. Biofouling, 26(1), 1-13.
    DOI Scopus41 WoS40 Europe PMC16
    2009 Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2009). Eutrophication science: moving into the future. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 24(10), 527-528.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS8 Europe PMC3
    2009 Coleman, M., Gillanders, B., & Connell, S. (2009). Dispersal and gene flow in the habitat-forming kelp, Ecklonia radiata: relative degrees of isolation across an east-west coastline. Marine and Freshwater Research, 60(8), 802-809.
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    2009 Gorman, D., Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2009). Land-to-sea connectivity: Linking human-derived terrestrial subsidies to subtidal habitat change on open rocky coasts. Ecological Applications, 19(5), 1114-1126.
    DOI Scopus102 WoS93 Europe PMC35
    2009 Russell, B., Thompson, J., Falkenberg, L., & Connell, S. (2009). Synergistic effects of climate change and local stressors: CO₂ and nutrient-driven change in subtidal rocky habitats. Global Change Biology, 15(9), 2153-2162.
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    2009 Elsdon, T., & Connell, S. (2009). Spatial and temporal monitoring of coastal water quality: refining the way we consider, gather, and interpret patterns. Aquatic Biology, 5(2), 157-166.
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    2009 Saunders, T., Connell, S., & Mayfield, S. (2009). Differences in abalone growth and morphology between locations with high and low food availability: morphologically fixed or plastic traits?. Marine Biology, 156(6), 1255-1263.
    DOI Scopus19 WoS17
    2009 Gorman, D., & Connell, S. (2009). Recovering subtidal forests in human-dominated landscapes. Journal of Applied Ecology, 46(6), 1258-1265.
    DOI Scopus104 WoS104 Europe PMC18
    2008 Valdivia, N., Stehbens, J., Hermelink, B., Connell, S., Molis, M., & Wahl, M. (2008). Disturbance mediates the effects of nutrients on developing assemblages of epibiota. Austral Ecology, 33(8), 951-962.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7 Europe PMC2
    2008 Wernberg-Moller, T., & Connell, S. (2008). Physical disturbance and subtidal habitat structure on open rocky coasts: Effects of wave exposure, extent and intensity. Journal of Sea Research, 59(4), 237-248.
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    2008 Connell, S., & Irving, A. (2008). Integrating ecology with biogeography using landscape characteristics: a case study of subtidal habitat across continental Australia. Journal of Biogeography, 35(9), 1608-1621.
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    2008 Connell, S., Russell, B., Turner, D., Shepherd, A., Kildea, T., Miller, D., . . . Cheshire, A. (2008). Recovering a lost baseline: missing kelp forests from a metropolitan coast. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 360, 63-72.
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    2008 Roberts, B., & Connell, S. (2008). Detecting benthic responses to human-induced change: effectiveness of alternate taxonomic classification and indices. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 358, 75-84.
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    2008 Goodsell, P., & Connell, S. (2008). Complexity in the relationship between matrix composition and inter-patch distance in fragmented habitats. Marine Biology, 154(1), 117-125.
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    2008 Ruesink, J. L. (2008). Marine Ecology. Edited by Sean D. Connell and, Bronwyn M. Gillanders. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press. $75.00 (paper). xxxiii + 630 p.; ill.; index. 978‐0‐19‐555302‐4. 2007.. The Quarterly Review of Biology, 83(2), 200-201.
    2007 Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2007). Response of grazers to sudden nutrient pulses in oligotrophic versus eutrophic conditions. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 349, 73-80.
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    2007 Coleman, M., Vytopil, E., Goodsell, P., Gillanders, B., & Connell, S. (2007). Diversity and depth-related patterns of mobile invertebrates associated with kelp forests. Marine and Freshwater Research, 58(7), 589-595.
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    2007 Glasby, T., Connell, S., Holloway, M., & Hewitt, C. (2007). Nonindigenous biota on artificial structures: could habitat creation facilitate biological invasions?. Marine Biology, 151(3), 887-895.
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    2007 Johnston, E., Connell, S., Irving, A., Pile, A., & Gillanders, B. (2007). Antarctic patterns of shallow subtidal habitat and inhabitants in Wilke' s Land. Polar Biology, 30(6), 781-788.
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    2007 Fowler-Walker, M., & Connell, S. (2007). Habitat heterogeneity as a consequence of sub stratum-orientation and kelp-canopy: Relating interdependent responses to common patterns. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 343(1), 127-137.
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    2006 Irving, A., & Connell, S. (2006). Physical disturbance by kelp abrades erect algae from the understorey. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 324, 127-137.
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    2006 Irving, A., & Connell, S. (2006). Predicting understorey structure from the presence and composition of canopies: an assembly rule for marine algae. Oecologia, 148(3), 491-502.
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    2006 Fowler-Walker, M., Wernberg, T., & Connell, S. (2006). Differences in kelp morphology between wave sheltered and exposed localities: morphologically plastic or fixed traits?. Marine Biology, 148(4), 755-767.
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    2005 Goodsell, P., & Connell, S. (2005). Disturbance initiates diversity in recruitment of canopy-forming algae: interactive effects of canopy-thinning and substratum availability. Phycologia, 44(6), 632-639.
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    2005 Goodsell, P., & Connell, S. (2005). Historical configuration of habitat influences the effects of disturbance on mobile invertebrates. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 299, 79-87.
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    2005 Irving, A., Connell, S., Johnston, E., Pile, A., & Gillanders, B. (2005). The response of encrusting coralline algae to canopy loss: an independent test of predictions on an Antarctic coast. Marine Biology, 147(5), 1075-1083.
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    2005 Fowler-Walker, M., Connell, S., & Gillanders, B. (2005). To what extent do geographic and associated environmental variables correlate with kelp morphology across temperate Australia?. Marine and Freshwater Research, 56(6), 877-887.
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    2005 Drummond, S., & Connell, S. (2005). Quantifying percentage cover of subtidal organisms on rocky coasts: a comparison of the costs and benefits of standard methods. Marine and Freshwater Research, 56(6), 865-876.
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    2005 Russell, B., Gillanders, B., & Connell, S. (2005). Proximity and size of neighbouring habitat affects invertebrate diversity. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 296(IS), 31-38.
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    2005 Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2005). A novel interaction between nutrients and grazers alters relative dominance of marine habitats. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 289, 5-11.
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    2005 Fowler-Walker, M., Connell, S., & Gillanders, B. (2005). Variation at local scales need not impede tests for broader scale patterns. Marine Biology, 147(3), 823-831.
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    2005 Connell, S. (2005). Assembly and maintenance of subtidal habitat heterogeneity: synergistic effects of light penetration and sedimentation. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 289, 53-61.
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    2005 Anderson, M., Connell, S., Gillanders, B., Diebel, C., Blom, W., Saunders, J., & Landers, T. (2005). Relationships between taxonomic resolution and spatial scales of multivariate variation. Journal of Animal Ecology, 74(4), 636-646.
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    2005 Copertino, M., Connell, S., & Cheshire, A. (2005). The prevalence and production of turf-forming algae on a temperate subtidal coast. Phycologia, 44(3), 241-248.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS26
    2005 Russell, B., Elsdon, T., Gillanders, B., & Connell, S. (2005). Nutrients increase epiphyte loads: broad-scale observations and an experimental assessment. Marine Biology, 147(2), 551-558.
    DOI Scopus46 WoS43
    2005 Fowler-Walker, M., Gillanders, B., Connell, S., & Irving, A. (2005). Patterns of association between canopy-morphology and understorey assemblages across temperate Australia. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 63(1-2), 133-141.
    DOI Scopus8 WoS7
    2004 Irving, A., Connell, S., & Elsdon, T. (2004). Effects of kelp canopies on bleaching and photosynthetic activity of encrusting coralline algae. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 310(1), 1-12.
    DOI Scopus49 WoS50
    2004 Gorgula, S., & Connell, S. (2004). Expansive covers of turf-forming algae on human-dominated coast: the relative effects of increasing nutrient and sediment loads. Marine Biology, 145(3), 613-619.
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    2004 Goodsell, P., Fowler-Walker, M., Gillanders, B., & Connell, S. (2004). Variations in the configuration of algae in subtidal forests: Implications for invertebrate assemblages. Austral Ecology, 29(3), 350-357.
    DOI Scopus45 WoS44
    2004 Irving, A., Connell, S., & Gillanders, B. (2004). Local complexity in patterns of canopy-benthos associations produces regional patterns across temperate Australasia. Marine Biology, 144(2), 361-368.
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    2003 Connell, S. (2003). Effects of habitat amount vs habitat configuration on persistance of small vs large populations inhabiting patchy landscapes. Records of the South Australian Museum Monograph Series, 7, 61-66.
    2003 Irving, A., Fowler-Walker, M., & Connell, S. (2003). Associations of forest-type with morphology of Ecklonia radiata and abundance of understorey algae. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, 127(2), 167-175.
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    2003 Connell, S. (2003). The monopolization of understorey habitat by subtidal encrusting coralline algae: a test of the combined effects of canopy-mediated light and sedimentation. Marine Biology, 142(6), 1065-1071.
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    2003 Connell, S. (2003). Negative effects overpower the positive of kelp to exclude invertebrates from the understorey community. Oecologia, 137(1), 97-103.
    DOI Scopus74 WoS73 Europe PMC8
    2002 Irving, A., & Connell, S. (2002). Sedimentation and light penetration interact to maintain heterogeneity of subtidal habitats: algal versus invertebrate dominated assemblages. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 245, 83-91.
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    2002 Holloway, M., & Connell, S. (2002). Why do floating structures create novel habitats for subtidal epibiota?. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 235, 43-52.
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    2002 Wellenreuther, M., & Connell, S. (2002). Response of predators to prey abundance: separating the effects of prey density and patch size. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 273(1), 61-71.
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    2002 Fowler-Walker, M., & Connell, S. (2002). Opposing states of subtidal habitat across temperate Australia: consistency and predictability in kelp canopy-benthic associations. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 240, 49-56.
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    2002 Irving, A., & Connell, S. (2002). Interactive effects of sedimentation and microtopography on the abundance of subtidal turf-forming algae. Phycologia, 41(5), 517-522.
    DOI Scopus41 WoS42
    2002 Connell, S. (2002). Effects of a predator and prey on a foraging reef fish: implications for understanding density-dependent growth. Journal of Fish Biology, 60(6), 1551-1561.
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    2002 Goodsell, P., & Connell, S. (2002). Can habitat loss be treated independently of habitat configuration? Implications for rare and common taxa in fragmented landscapes. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 239, 37-44.
    DOI Scopus53 WoS49
    2001 Coleman, M., & Connell, S. (2001). Weak effects of epibiota on the abundances of fishes associated with pier pilings in Sydney Harbour. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 61(3), 231-239.
    DOI Scopus27 WoS26
    2001 Glasby, T., & Connell, S. (2001). Orientation and position of substrata have large effects on epibiotic assemblages. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 214(26 April), 127-135.
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    2001 Connell, S. (2001). Urban structures as marine habitats: an experimental comparison of the composition and abundance of subtidal epibiota among pilings, pontoons and rocky reefs. Marine Environmental Research, 52(2), 115-125.
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    2001 Connell, S. (2001). Predatory fish do not always affect the early development of epibiotic assemblages. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 260(1), 1-12.
    DOI Scopus38 WoS39 Europe PMC9
    2001 Drabsch, S., Tanner, J., & Connell, S. (2001). Limited infaunal response to experimental trawling in previously untrawled areas. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 58(6), 1261-1271.
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    2001 Saunders, R., & Connell, S. (2001). Interactive effects of shade and surface orientation on the recruitment of spirorbid polychaetes. Austral Ecology, 26(1), 109-115.
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    2001 Melville, A., & Connell, S. (2001). Experimental effects of kelp canopies on subtidal coralline algae. Austral Ecology, 26(1), 102-108.
    DOI Scopus80 WoS81 Europe PMC3
    2000 Connell, S. (2000). Is there satety-in-numbers for prey?. Oikos, 88(3), 527-532.
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    2000 Connell, S. D. (2000). Floating pontoons create novel habitats for subtidal epibiota. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 247(2), 183-194.
    DOI Scopus112 WoS104 Europe PMC18
    2000 Underwood, A. J., Chapman, M. G., & Connell, S. D. (2000). Observations in ecology: You can't make progress on processes without understanding the patterns. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 250(1-2), 97-115.
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    2000 Connell, S. D. (2000). Encounter rates of a juvenile reef fish with small and predatory fishes. Copeia, 2000(1), 36-41.
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    1999 Anderson, M. J., & Connell, S. D. (1999). Predation by fish on intertidal oysters. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 187, 203-211.
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    1999 Connell, S., & Glasby, T. (1999). Do urban structures influence local abundance and diversity of subtidal epibiota? A case study from Sydney Harbour, Australia. Marine Environmental Research, 47(4), 373-387.
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    1999 Connell, S., & Anderson, M. (1999). Predation by fish on assemblages of intertidal epibiota: effects of predator size and patch size. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 241(1), 15-29.
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    1999 Connell, S., & Lincoln-Smith, M. (1999). Depth and the structure of assemblages of demersal fish: experimental trawling along a temperate coast. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 48(4), 483-495.
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    1999 Connell, S. (1999). Effects of Surface Orientation on the Cover of Epibiota. Biofouling, 14(3), 219-226.
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    1999 Glasby, T., & Connell, S. (1999). Urban structures as marine habitats. Ambio, 28(7), 595-598.
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    1998 Connell, S. D. (1998). Effects of predators on growth, mortality and abundance of a juvenile reef-fish: Evidence from manipulations of predator and prey abundance. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 169, 251-261.
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    1998 Connell, S. D., Samoilys, M. A., Lincoln Smith, M. P., & Leqata, J. (1998). Comparisons of abundance of coral-reef fish: Catch and effort surveys vs visual census. Austral Ecology, 23(6), 579-586.
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    1998 Connell, S. D. (1998). Patterns of pisciviory by resident predatory reef fish at One Tree Reef, Great Barrier Reef. Marine and Freshwater Research, 49(1), 25-30.
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    1998 Connell, S. D., & Kingsford, J. (1998). Spatial, temporal and habitat-related variation in the abundance of large predatory fish at One Tree Reef, Australia. Coral Reefs, 17(1), 49-57.
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    1997 Connell, S. D. (1997). The relationship between large predatory fish and recruitment and mortality of juvenile coral reef-fish on artificial reefs. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 209(1-2), 261-278.
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    1997 Connell, S. D. (1997). Exclusion of predatory fish on a coral reef: The anticipation, pre- emption and evaluation of some caging artefacts. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 213(2), 181-198.
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    1996 Connell, S. D. (1996). Variations in mortality of a coral reef fish: Links with predator abundance. Marine Biology, 126(2), 347-352.
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    1991 Connell, S. D., & Jones, G. P. (1991). The influence of habitat complexity on postrecruitment processes in a temperate reef fish population. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 151(2), 271-294.
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  • Books

    Year Citation
    2007 Connell, S., & Gillanders, B. (Eds.) (2007). Marine ecology. South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2021 Bulleri, F., Batten, S., Connell, S. D., Benedetti-Cecchi, L., Gibbons, M., Nugues, M. M., & Gribben, P. (2021). HUMAN PRESSURES AND THE EMERGENCE OF NOVEL MARINE ECOSYSTEMS. In S. J. Hawkins, A. L. Allcock, A. E. Bates, L. B. Firth, I. P. Smith, S. E. Swearer, . . . C. D. McQuaid (Eds.), OCEANOGRAPHY AND MARINE BIOLOGY: AN ANNUAL REVIEW, VOL 58 (Vol. 58, 1 ed., pp. 441-+). CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP.
    2020 Bulleri, F., Batten, S., Connell, S. D., Benedetti-Cecchi, L., Gibbons, M., Nugues, M. M., & Gribben, P. (2020). Human pressures and the emergence of novel marine ecosystems. In Oceanography and Marine Biology (Vol. 58, pp. 441-494). CRC Press.
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    2019 Wernberg, T., Coleman, M., Babcock, R., Bell, S., Bolton, J., Connell, S., . . . Wright, J. (2019). Biology and ecology of the globally significant kelp Ecklonia Radiata. In S. Hawkins, A. Allcock, A. Bates, L. Firth, I. Smith, S. Swearer, & P. Todd (Eds.), Oceanography and Marine Biology (Vol. 57, pp. 265-323). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
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    2014 Russell, B., & Connell, S. (2014). Ecosystem resilience and resistance to climate change. In B. Freedman (Ed.), Global Environmental Change (Vol. 1, pp. 133-139). Springer.
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    2014 Wernberg, T., Russell, B., Thomsen, M., & Connell, S. (2014). Marine biodiversity and climate change. In B. Freedman (Ed.), Global Environmental Change (Vol. 1, pp. 181-187). Springer.
    DOI Scopus4
    2014 Russell, B. D., & Connell, S. D. (2014). Marine benthic productivity. In Y. Wang (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Natural Resources: Water (pp. 767-771). New York: Taylor and Francis.
    2013 Falkenberg, L., Connell, S., & Russell, B. (2013). Current and future eutrophication of nearshore marine environments: Causes, consequences and potential management strategies. In Eutrophication: Causes, Economic Implications and Future Challenges (pp. 215-238).
    2009 Connell, S., & Irving, A. (2009). The subtidal ecology of rocky coasts: Local-Regional-Biogeographic patterns and their experimental analysis. In J. Witman, & K. Roy (Eds.), Marine Macroecology (pp. 392-418). USA: University of Chicago Press.
    2009 Airoldi, L., Connell, S., & Beck, M. (2009). The loss of natural habitats and the addition of artificial substrata. In Martin Wahl (Ed.), Marine hard bottom communities (pp. 269-280). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
    2009 Harley, C., & Connell, S. (2009). Shifts in abiotic variables and consequences for diversity. In Martin Wahl (Ed.), Marine hard bottom communities (pp. 257-268). Heidelberg, Germany: Springer.
    2007 Connell, S., & Vanderklift, M. (2007). Negative interactions: The influence of predators and herbivores on prey and ecological systems. In Marine ecology (pp. 72-100). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
    2007 Connell, S. (2007). Water quality and the loss of coral reefs and kelp forests: alternative states and the influence of fishing. In Marine ecology (pp. 556-568). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
    2007 Connell, S. (2007). Subtidal temperate rocky habitats: habitat heterogenity at local to continental scales. In Marine ecology (pp. 378-401). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.
    2005 Connell, S., & Gillanders, B. (2005). Urban Ecological Communities 4: The marine and coastal environment. In Adelaide - Nature of a city: The Ecology of a Dynamic City from 1836 to 2036 (1 ed., pp. 298-318). Adelaide: BioCity: Centre for Urban Habitats.
  • Conference Papers

    Year Citation
    2016 McSkimming, C., Russell, B., Tanner, J., & Connell, S. (2016). A test of metabolic and consumptive responses to local and global perturbations: enhanced resources stimulate herbivores to counter expansion of weedy species. In as published in Marine and Freshwater Research Vol. 67 (pp. 96-102). Perth, W.A.: CSIRO Publishing.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS5
    2016 Bennett, S., Wernberg, T., Connell, S., Hobday, A., Johnson, C., & Poloczanska, E. (2016). The 'Great Southern Reef': social, ecological and economic value of Australia's neglected kelp forests. In as published in Marine and Freshwater Research Vol. 67 (pp. 47-56). Perth, W.A.: CSIRO Publishing.
    DOI Scopus152 WoS149
    2016 Alleway, H., Thurstan, R., Lauer, P., & Connell, S. (2016). Incorporating historical data into aquaculture planning. In ICES Journal of Marine Science Vol. 73 (pp. 1427-1436). UK: OXFORD UNIV PRESS.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS6
  • Conference Items

    Year Citation
    2018 Freeling, B. S., Mcafee, D., & Connell, S. (2018). Compensation then collapse: How Ostrea angasi responds to a warming and acidifying ocean. Poster session presented at the meeting of Australian Shellfish Reef Restoration Network & 19th International Conference on Shellfish Restoration. Adelaide.


   Me writing a grant @ in the middle of the Great Australian Bight.

   My best ideas come whilst surrounded by the systems I study.




Grants with layperson titles:

  • ARC Linkage (2020-2022): The social and environmental repair of ecosystem restoration.
  • ARC Discovery (2014-2016):  Ocean acidification drives production and consumption in the web of life.
  • ARC Future Fellowship (2011-2013):  Global and local emissions boosts limiting resources for global change.
  • ARC Linkage (2008 -2010): Managing global imprints with local activities to empower local managers.
  • ARC Linkage (2005-2007): Planning for coastal policy success by resolving land-to-sea linkages.
  • ARC Queen Elizabeth Fellowship II (2003-2005): Ecosystem decline in human-dominated landscapes.
  • ARC Discovery (2002-2005): Biogeography and ecology of southern kelp forests.
  • ARC Discovery (2000-2003): Experimental ecology of a subtidal rocky coast.

I teach the hard skills with love and passion.

1. Marine Biology.  I coordinate the BSc (Marine Biology). 

2. Statistics.  I coordinate the 3rd Year statistics course for biologists.  I receive unsolicited emails, such as "I just wanted to thank you for being a highly effective and thoughtful teacher during the first four weeks of RMEB III this semester.  I feel confident for the remainder of the course because of the way you presented the (relatively dry!) content and the way you listened to the students' needs"  (Student, 2017).

3. Writing.  Beautiful and nourishing reading comes from the effort we put into writing. Relative to maths, this one of the most under-valued skills in science.  Science writing is so dull and impenetrable that it sounds as if we are speaking in tongues.  Science communicators are employed to decode the babble.  I teach how to write clear and simple - the way to the truth - with a twist for a lively read.




  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2021 Principal Supervisor The future of calcifying marine organisms in acidifying oceans. Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Erin Laura Pichler
    2020 Principal Supervisor Enhancing Oyster Reef Restoration with Soundscape Ecology Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Brittany Ruth Williams
    2020 Principal Supervisor Environment and Society: Finding Solutions in Models, Markets and Minds Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Benjamin Sean Freeling
    2020 Principal Supervisor Using innovative global positioning system (GPS) and camera-loggers to understand and map critical foraging habitat of Australian sea lions (Neophoca cinerea) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Nathan Michael Angelakis
    2018 Co-Supervisor Plastics and the Seafood Industry Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Nina Kantor Wootton
    2017 Co-Supervisor Applying Stable Isotope Analysis in the Marine Environment towards a better Understanding of Prey-predator Interactions between the Little Penguin and the Long-nosed Fur Seal Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Sarah-Lena Reinhold
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor How marine organisms cope with changing climate Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Almendra Rodriguez Dominguez
    2015 - 2019 Co-Supervisor The Role of Herbivores in a Near Future Ocean: Positive and Negative Effects of Climate Change on Herbivore Ecological Function Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Camilo Moitinho Ferreira
    2015 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Ecological Responses to Ocean Acidification and Warming: Scaling up from Individuals to Communities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Silvan Goldenberg
    2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Living Costs of Ocean Acidification and Warming in Herbivorous Gastropods and their Adaptations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jonathan Leung
    2013 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Ecological Resistance and Buffers of Environmental Change Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Giulia Ghedini
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor The Effects of Ocean Acidification on Sound Production and Reception in Marine Animals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Tullio Rossi
    2012 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Early life behaviour & sensory ecology of predatory fish under climate change and ocean acidification Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jennifer Chryseis Alcestis Pistevos
    2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor Changing Consumer Strength in a Changing Climate Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Nicole Lee Mertens
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Stability and Recovery of Coastal Ecosystems to Local and Global Resource Enhancement Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Chloe McSkimming
    2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Reconstructing Ecological Baselines: Toward Improved Management in Aquatic Ecosystems Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Heidi Alleway
    2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor SEAGRASS ECOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGY IN A LOCALLY AND GLOBALLY CHANGING ENVIRONMENT Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Owen Burnell
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Mediation of Global Change by Local Biotic and Abiotic Interactions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Laura Falkenberg
    2007 - 2012 Principal Supervisor Strength of Sea Urchin Herbivory and Condition from Biogeographic to Organismal Scales Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Juan Livore
    2007 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Stable Isotopes of Estuarine Fish: Experimental Validations and Ecological Investigations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Alexandra Bloomfield
    2005 - 2008 Principal Supervisor Disturbances That Influence Patterns of Benthic Assemblages Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mrs Bethany Roberts
    2005 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Using Shell Morphology to Characterise Abalone Populations Across Multiple Spatial Scales Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Thor Mayo Saunders
    2004 - 2009 Principal Supervisor Declining Water Quality as a Driver of Changes to Subtidal Communities Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Daniel Gorman
    2002 - 2005 Co-Supervisor Reconstructing Environmental Histories of Fish from Otolith Chemistry; Experimental Validations and Applications Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Travis Elsdon
    2002 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Regional and Local Patterns in Kelp Morphology and Benthic Assemblages Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Meegan Fowler-Walker
    2002 - 2005 Co-Supervisor The Ecology of Subtidal Turfs in Southern Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Bayden Russell
    2001 - 2005 Principal Supervisor Patterns and Responses of Benthos to Habitat Heterogeneity in Algal Forests of Australasia and Antarctica Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Andrew Irving
    2001 - 2004 Principal Supervisor CONSEQUENCES OF DISTURBANCE FOR SUBTIDAL FLORAL AND FAUNAL DIVERSITY Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Paris Goodsell
  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2015 - ongoing Member Habitat Enhancement Working Group Primary Industries South Australia Australia
    2014 - 2016 Member International Temperate Reefs Symposium (Plymouth, UK) Plymouth University United Kingdom
    2008 - 2016 Chair International Temperate Reefs Sympoium (Adelaide)
    2002 - 2014 Advisory Board Member Scientific Working Group Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources Australia
    2001 - 2008 Board Member Wildlife Advsory Group Department of Environment and Hertiage Australia
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2013 - ongoing Member The Environment Institute Australia
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    2006 - 2012 Department of Agriculture Great Australian Bight Fishery Australia
    1994 - 1996 The Ecology Lab Australia
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2010 - 2013 Associate Editor Aquatic Biology
    2004 - ongoing Associate Editor Marine Biology: international journal on life in oceans and coastal waters
  • Industry Partnerships

    Date Engagement Type Partner Name
    2013 - ongoing Consultant SA Water
  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 83135513
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Darling, floor 1
  • Room: 1 17
  • Org Unit: Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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