coral reef ecology coral reef fish environmental effects of fishing habitat disturbances herbivory trophodynamics


Email Shaun

+61 8 9219 9806

Facsimile
+61 8 9334 0327
Street Address
17 Dick Perry Avenue, Technology Park, Western Precinct, Kensington WA 6151, Australia
Postal Address
Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre WA 6983, Australia

Profile

Shaun is the principal research scientist for marine systems where his chief responsibilities are to conduct or co-ordinate research that contributes to managing Western Australia’s marine resources. Shaun’s previous research examined the impact that habitat disturbance and fishing on reef communities, focusing on the effect of coral bleaching on reef fish. His work has examined the role that structural complexity of reefs plays in maintaining diversity, habitat associations and specialization of fish and the impact of different disturbances on reef communities. He is currently examining the importance seaweed beds as nursery habitat for tropical fish. Shaun has also worked on food webs, in particular the importance of detritus relative to algae in fish diets and the implications that different feeding modes have for reef recovery. He has worked on the reef communities on the Great Barrier Reef, Caribbean, Seychelles and Fiji.


Expertise

  • Ecology of coral reef fish
  • Effects of disturbance on coral reef communities

Brief CV

Qualifications

2001

PhD, Dept. Marine Biology James Cook University (JCU). Project title: Trophic limitations in small reef fish: an evaluation of herbivory in the Blenniidae.

1997

Bachelor of Science. Honours. Dept. Marine Biology, JCU. Project title: Cryptic dietary components in territorial damselfish.

1996

Bachelor of Science. JCU. Majors in Marine Biology & Zoology

1990

Bachelor of Pharmacy. University of Sydney

Positions held

2007-2008

Post-doctoral Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University.

2005-2007

Post-doctoral Research Associate. Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

2003-2004

Marine Ecology Faculty, School for Field Studies. Sth Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands, Caribbean.

Membership of Professional Associations

  • International Society for Reef Studies
  • Australian Society of Fish Biology

Projects

  • Establishing baselines and assessing vulnerability of corals targetted by aquaium collectors
  • Assessing the combined and relative impacts of fishing and habitat degradation on reef fish communities
  • Importance of macroalgal habitat to tropical fish
  • Effects of climate change on marine habitats

Publications (167)

Departmental Publications (167)

Found 167 items

2020

Benkwitt CE, Wilson SK, Graham NAJ (2020). Biodiversity increases ecosystem functions despite multiple stressors on coral reefs. Nature Ecology and Evolution 4, pp. 919–926

Cinner JE, Zamborain-Mason J, Gurney GG, Graham NAJ, MacNeil MA, Hoey AS et al. [Wilson SK] (2020). Meeting fisheries, ecosystem function and biodiversity goals in a human-dominated world. Science 368, pp. 307–311

Evans RD, Wilson SK, Fisher R, Ryan NM, Babcock R, Blakeway D et al. (2020). Early recovery dynamics of turbid coral reefs after recurring bleaching events. Journal of Environmental Management 268,

Fulton CJ, Berkström C, Wilson SK, Abesamis RA, Bradley M, Åkerlund C et al. [Evans RD, Holmes TH] (2020). Macroalgal meadow habitats support fish and fisheries in diverse tropical seascapes. Fish and Fisheries 21, pp. 700–717

Graham NAJ, Robinson JPW, Smith SE, Govinden R, Gendron G, Wilson SK (2020). Changing role of coral reef marine reserves in a warming climate. Nature Communication 11,

Hickey SM, Radford B, Roelfsema CM, Joyce KE, Wilson SK, Marrable D et al. [Holmes TH, Kendrick AJ, Murray K] (2020). Between a reef and a hard place: capacity to map the next coral reef catastrophe. Frontiers in Marine Science 7,

McClanahan TR, Darling ES, Maina JM, Muthiga NA, D'agata S, Leblond J, et al. [Wilson SK] (2020). Highly variable taxa-specific coral bleaching responses to thermal stresses. Marine Ecology Progress Series 648, pp. 135–151

Pratchett MS, Caballes CF, Newman SJ, Wilson SK, Messmer V, Pratchett DJ (2020). Bleaching susceptibility of aquarium corals collected across northern Australia. Coral Reefs 39, pp. 663–673

Robinson JPW, McDevitt-Irwin JM, Dajka JC, Hadj-Hammou J, Howlett S, Graba-Landry A et al. [Wilson SK] (2020). Habitat and fishing control grazing potential on coral reefs. Functional Ecology 34, pp. 240–251

Strydom S, Murray K, Wilson S, Huntley B, Rule M, Heithaus M et al. [Zdunic K] (2020). Too hot to handle: unprecedented seagrass death driven by marine heatwave in a World Heritage Area. Global Change Biology 26, pp. 3525–3538

Strydom S, Wilson S, Murray K (2020). Loss of seagrass driven by marine heatwave in Shark Bay Marine Park and world heritage area. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. DBCA, Kensington, WA. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Western Australia, Information Sheet 97, 2 p.

Thomson DP, Babcock RC, Haywood MDE, Vanderklift MA, Pillans RD, Bessey C et al. [Wilson SK] (2020). Zone specific trends in coral cover, genera and growth-forms in the World-Heritage listed Ningaloo Reef. Marine Environmental Research 160,

Vanderklift MA, Babcock RC, Barnes PB, Cresswell AK, Feng M, Haywood MDE et al. [Holmes TH, Tucker AD, Waples K, Wilson SK] (2020). The oceanography and marine ecology of Ningaloo, a World Heritage Area. Oceanography and Marine Biology: an Annual Review 58, pp. 143–178

2019

Benkwitt CE, Wilson SK, Graham NAJ (2019). Seabird nutrient subsidies alter patterns of algal abundance and fish biomass on coral reefs following a bleaching event. Global Change Biology 25, pp. 2619–2632

Bessey C, Rule MJ, Dasey M, Brearley A, Huisman JM, Wilson SK et al. [Kendrick AJ] (2019). Geology is a significant indicator of algal cover and invertebrate species composition on intertidal reefs of Ngari Capes Marine Park, south-western Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research 70, pp. 270–279

Cresswell AK, Langlois TJ, Wilson SK, Claudet J, Thomson DP, Renton M et al. [Holmes TH] (2019). Disentangling the response of fishes to recreational fishing over 30 years within a fringing coral reef reserve network. Biological Conservation 237, pp. 514–524

Cresswell AK, Langlois TJ, Wilson SK, Claudet J, Thomson DP, Vanderklift M et al. [Holmes TH] (2019). Marine reserve assessments are sensitive to habitat, fishing activity and survey method: a 30-year meta-analysis from Ningaloo Reef (ABSTRACT). In AMSA 2019: Marine Science for a Blue Economy, 7-11 July 2019, Fremantle, Perth: Program Handbook p. 78

Dajka J-C, Wilson SK, Robinson JPW, Chong-Seng KM, Harris A, Graham NAJ (2019). Uncovering drivers of juvenile coral density following mass bleaching. Coral Reefs 38, pp. 637–649

Darling ES, McClanahan TR, Maina J, Gurney GG, Graham NAJ, Januchowski-Hartley F et al. [Shedrawi G, Wilson S] (2019). Social-environmental drivers inform strategic management of coral reefs in the Anthropocene. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3, pp. 1341–1350

Evans R, Wilson S, Ryan N, Fisher R, Babcock R, Blakeway D et al. (2019). Drivers of early-stage coral recovery from bleaching on inshore turbid coral reefs (ABSTRACT). In AMSA 2019: Marine Science for a Blue Economy, 7-11 July 2019, Fremantle, Perth: Program Handbook p. 88

Fulton CJ, Abesamis RA, Berkström C, Depczynski M, Graham NAJ, Holmes TH et al. [Wilson SK] (2019). Form and function of tropical macroalgal reefs in the Anthropocene. Functional Ecology 32, pp. 989–999

Gilmour JP, Cook KL, Ryan NM, Puotinen ML, Green RH, Shedrawi G et al. (2019). The state of Western Australia’s coral reefs. Coral Reefs 38, pp. 651–667

Gilmour JP, Cook KL, Ryan NM, Puotinen ML, Green RH, Shedrawi G et al. [Wilson SK, Evans RD, Bancroft KP] (2019). The state of Western Australia’s coral reefs (ABSTRACT). In AMSA 2019: Marine Science for a Blue Economy, 7-11 July 2019, Fremantle, Perth: Program Handbook

Hickey S, Barker K, Callow N, Cantin N, Case M, Davies H et al. [Holmes T, Kendrick A, Murray K, Wilson S] (2019). The capability of advanced and novel technology in managing coral reefs from heat wave events: a disaster risk management approach (ABSTRACT). In AMSA 2019: Marine Science for a Blue Economy, 7-11 July 2019, Fremantle, Perth: Program Handbook

Holmes T, Rule M, Bancroft K, Shedrawi G, Murray K, Wilson S, Kendrick A (2019). Ecological monitoring in the Shark Bay marine reserves 2019. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. Marine Monitoring Program Report 2, 92 p.

Mackay M, Kelly R, Cvitanovic C, Waples K, Wilson SK, Field S et al. (2019). Research priority perspectives: scientists, managers and indigenous groups (ABSTRACT). In AMSA 2019: Marine Science for a Blue Economy, 7-11 July 2019, Fremantle, Perth: Program Handbook p. 139

McClanahan TR, Darling ES, Maina JM, Muthiga NA, D’agata S, Jupiter SD et al. [Wilson SK, Shedrawi G] (2019). Temperature patterns and mechanisms influencing coral bleaching during the 2016 El Niño. Nature Climate Change 9, pp. 845–851

McClanahan TR, Schroeder RE, Friedlander AM, Vigliola L, Wantiez L, Caselle JE et al. [Wilson SK] (2019). Global baselines and benchmarks for fish biomass: comparing remote reefs and fisheries closures. Marine Ecology Progress Series 612, pp. 167–192

Moustaka M, Mohring MB, Holmes T, Evans RD, Thomson D, Nutt C et al. [Wilson SK] (2019). Cross-shelf heterogeneity of coral assemblages in northwest Australia. Diversity 11, pp.

Robinson JPW, Wilson SK, Graham NAJ (2019). Abiotic and biotic controls on coral recovery 16 years after mass bleaching. Coral Reefs 38, pp. 1255–1265

Robinson JPW, Wilson SK, Jennings S, Graham NAJ (2019). Thermal stress induces persistently altered coral reef fish assemblages. Global Change Biology 25, pp. 2739–2750

Robinson JPW, Wilson SK, Robinson J, Gerry C, Lucas J, Assan C et al. (2019). Productive instability of coral reef fisheries after climate-driven regime shifts. Nature Ecology and Evolution 3, pp. 183–190

Strydom S, Murray K, Wilson S, Huntley B, Rule M, Heithaus M et al. [Holmes T, Kendrick A] (2019). Climatically-driven seagrass declines in Shark Bay World Heritage Area (ABSTRACT). In AMSA 2019: Marine Science for a Blue Economy, 7-11 July 2019, Fremantle, Perth: Program Handbook p. 194

Wilson S (2019). Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Lateral Lines: Australian Society for Fish Biology Newsletter 49(2), pp. 68–71

Wilson SK, Robinson JPW, Chong-Seng K, Robinson J, Graham NAJ (2019). Boom and bust of keystone structure on coral reefs. Coral Reefs 38, pp. 625–635

2018

Barlow J, França F, Gardner TA, Hicks CC, Lennox GD, Berenguer E et al. [Wilson SK] (2018). The future of hyperdiverse tropical ecosystems. Nature 559, pp. 517–526

Cinner JE, Maire E, Huchery C, MacNeil MA, Graham NAJ, Mora C et al. [Wilson SK] (2018). Gravity of human impacts mediates coral reef conservation gains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 115, pp. E6116–E6125

Cresswell A, Wilson S, Langlois T, Claudet J, Stuart-Smith R, Thomson D et al. [Holmes T] (2018). Investigating the effect of recreational fishing using 30 years of data from Ningaloo Marine Park, a meta-analysis (ABSTRACT). In Australian Coral Reef Society 91st Conference & AGM: Program, 15-17 May 2018, Exmouth, WA p. 30

Evans R, Field S, Wilson S, Moore J, Shedrawi G, Crane K (2018). Gorgon Dredge Offset Monitoring Evaluation and Reporting Project: final report. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. 107 p.

Evans R, Wilson SK, Ryan N, Fisher R, Babcock R, Blakeway D et al. (2018). Impact of repeated bleaching events on coral recovery in a turbid environment (ABSTRACT). In Australian Coral Reef Society 91st Conference & AGM: Program, 15-17 May 2018, Exmouth, WA p. 34

Fisher R, Wilson SK, Sin TM, Lee AC, Langlois TJ (2018). A simple function for full subsets multiple regression in ecology with R. Ecology and evolution 8, pp. 6104–6113

Goetze J, Jupiter S, Claudet J, Langlois T, Januchowski-Hartley F, Weeks R et al. [Wilson S] (2018). Periodically harvested closures provide short-term fisheries benefits (ABSTRACT). In 5th International Marine Conservation Congress, 2018, 24th-29th June, Kuching, Sarawak: conference programme p. 1

Goetze JS, Claudet J, Januchowski-Hartley F, Langlois TJ, Wilson SK, White C et al. (2018). Demonstrating multiple benefits from periodically harvested fisheries closures. Journal of Applied Ecology 55, pp. 1102–1113

Graham NAJ, Wilson SK, Carr P, Hoey AS, Jennings S, MacNeil MA (2018). Seabirds enhance coral reef productivity and functioning in the absence of invasive rats. Nature 559, pp. 250–253

Hempson TN, Graham NAJ, MacNeil MA, Bodin N, Wilson SK (2018). Regime shifts shorten food chains for mesopredators with potential sublethal effects. Functional Ecology 32, pp. 820–830

Holmes T, Friedman K, Rule M, Bancroft K, Shedrawi G, Wilson S et al. [Kendrick A] (2018). Monitoring for a purpose: a strategic program for monitoring coral reef communities throughout Western Australia’s marine reserves (ABSTRACT). In Australian Coral Reef Society 91st Conference & AGM: Program, 15-17 May 2018, Exmouth, WA pp.

Hughes TP, Anderson K, Connolly S, Heron S, Kerry J, Lough J et al. [Wilson SK] (2018). Spatial and temporal patterns of mass bleaching of corals in the Anthropocene. Science 359, pp. 80–83

Perry CT, Alvarez-Filip L, Graham NAJ, Mumby PJ, Wilson SK, Kench PS et al. (2018). Loss of coral reef growth capacity to track future increases in sea level. Nature 558, pp. 396–400

Pratchett MS, Thompson CA, Hoey AS, Cowman PF, Wilson SK (2018). Effects of coral bleaching and coral loss on the structure and function of reef fish assemblages. In Coral Bleaching: Patterns, Processes, Causes and Consequences. 2nd edition Springer, Cham, Switzerland. pp. 265–293

Ruthrof KX, Breshears DD, Fontaine JB, Froend RH, Matusick G, Kala J et al. [Miller BP, Wilson SK] (2018). Subcontinental heat wave triggers terrestrial and marine multi-taxa responses. Scientific Reports 8, pp.

Strydom S, Rule M, Murray K, Wilson S, Holmes T, Kendrick A (2018). Climatically-driven seagrass declines in Shark Bay Marine Park. PowerPoint presentation at World Seagrass Conference 2018, International Seagrass Biology Workshop 13. 16 p.

Van Lier JR, Wilson SK, Depczynski M, Wenger LN, Fulton CJ (2018). Habitat connectivity and complexity underpin fish community structure across a seascape of tropical macroalgae meadows. Landscape Ecology 33, pp. 1287–1300

Wenger AS, Rawson CA, Wilson S, Newman SJ, Travers MJ, Browne N et al. [Evans RD] (2018). Management strategies to minimize the dredging impacts of coastal development on fish and fisheries. Conservation Letters 11,

Wilson S (2018). Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Lateral Lines: Australian Society for Fish Biology Newsletter 48(2), pp. 73–74

Wilson S (2018). Tropical macroalgal meadows: an important fish habitat? (ABSTRACT). In Australian Coral Reef Society 91st Conference & AGM: Program, 15-17 May 2018, Exmouth, WA p. 16

Wilson S, Kendrick A, Wilson B (2018). The north-western margin of Australia. In World Seas. Volume II, The Indian Ocean to the Pacific: an Environmental Evaluation. Second edition Academic Press, London. pp. 303–331

Wilson SK, Depcyznski M, Fisher R, Holmes TH, Noble MM, Radford BT et al. [Rule M, Shedrawi G] (2018). Climatic forcing and larval dispersal capabilities shape the replenishment of fishes and their habitat-forming biota on a tropical coral reef. Ecology and evolution 8, pp. 1918–1928

Wilson SK, Graham NAJ, Holmes TH, MacNeil MA, Ryan NM (2018). Visual versus video methods for estimating reef fish biomass. Ecological Indicators 85, pp. 146–152

Zinke J, Gilmour JP, Fisher R, Puotinen M, Maina J, Darling E et al. [Field S, Shedrawi G, Wilson SK] (2018). Gradients of disturbance and environmental conditions shape coral community structure for south-eastern Indian Ocean reefs. Diversity and Distributions 24, pp. 605–620

2017

Darling ES, Graham NAJ, Januchowski-Hartley FA, Nash KL, Pratchett MS, Wilson SK (2017). Relationships between structural complexity, coral traits and reef fish assemblages. Coral Reefs 36, pp. 561–575

Depczynski M, Cure K, Egdar Z, George K, Holmes T, Howard A et al. [Wilson S] (2017). Key ecological processes in Kimberley benthic communities : fish recruitment : WAMSI Kimberley Marine Research Program, final report, subproject 1.1.2a. Western Australian Marine Science Institution, Perth. 33 p.

Galaiduk R, Radford BT, Wilson SK, Harvey ES (2017). Comparing two remote video survey methods for spatial predictions of the distribution and environmental niche suitability of demersal fishes. Scientific Reports 7, pp. 1–17

Graham NAJ, McClanahan TR, MacNeil MA, Wilson SK, Cinner JE, Huchery C et al. [Holmes TH] (2017). Human disruption of coral reef trophic structure. Current Biology 27, pp. 231–236

Holmes T, Wilson S, Bancroft K, Shedrawi G, Rule M, Murray K, Kendrick A (2017). Ecological monitoring in the Ningaloo marine reserves 2017. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Kensington, WA. Marine Monitoring Program Report 1, 74 p.

Januchowski-Hartley FA, Graham NAJ, Wilson SK, Jennings S, Perry CT (2017). Drivers and predictions of coral reef carbonate budget trajectories. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B 284,

Page CA, Field SN, Pollock F, Lamb JB, Shedrawi G, Wilson SK (2017). Assessing coral health and disease from digital photographs and in situ surveys. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 189, pp. 1–12

Ruthrof K, Breshears D, Fontaine J, Froend R, Matusick G, Kala J et al. [Miller B, Wilson S] (2017). Tree die-off meets coral bleaching in massive terrestrial-marine multi-taxa heat wave jolt (ABSTRACT). In EcoTAS 2017, Joint Conference of the Ecological Society of Australia and the New Zealand Ecological Society, 26 November-1 December 2017, NSW pp. 392–393

Shedrawi G, Falter JL, Friedman KJ, Lowe RJ, Pratchett MS, Simpson CJ et al. [Speed CW, Wilson SK] (2017). Localised hydrodynamics influence vulnerability of coral communities to environmental disturbances. Coral Reefs 36, pp. 861–872

Wenger AS, Harvey E, Wilson S, Rawson C, Newman SJ, Clarke D et al. [Evans RD] (2017). A critical analysis of the direct effects of dredging on fish. Fish and Fisheries 18, pp. 967–985

Wilson S (2017). Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Lateral Lines: Australian Society for Fish Biology Newsletter 47(2), pp. 72–73

Wilson S, Holmes T (2017). Identifying nurseries and trends in fish recruitment to understand adult populations. World Heritage Connect 8, pp. 8–9

Wilson SK, Depczynski M, Fulton C, Holmes TH, Noble MM, Radford BT et al. (2017). Climatic conditions and nursery habitat quality provide indicators of reef fish recruitment strength. Limnology and Oceanography 62, pp. 1868–1880

2016

Bennett K, Wilson S, Shedrawi G, McLean D, Langlois T (2016). Can diver operated stereo-video surveys for fish be used to collect meaningful data on benthic coral reef communities?. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 14, pp. 874–885

Cinner JE, Huchery C, MacNeil MA, Graham NAJ, McClanahan TR, Maina J et al. [Wilson SK] (2016). Bright spots among the world's coral reefs. Nature 535, pp. 416–419

Holmes TH, Wilson S, Evans R, Ayling T, Westera M, Halford A et al. (2016). Considering multiple factors in assessing the effectiveness of a large-scale marine protected area for conserving targeted fish communities (ABSTRACT). In Abstract Book: 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, 19-24 June, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai'i p. 148

Hyndes GA, Heck KL, Vergés A, Harvey ES, Kendrick GA, Lavery PS et al. [Whiting S, Wilson S] (2016). Accelerating tropicalization and the transformation of temperate seagrass meadows. Bioscience 66, pp. 938–948

Januchowski-Hartley F, Graham N, Wilson S, Jennings S, Perry C (2016). Divergent reef carbonate budget trajectories following a major climatic disturbance event (POSTER ABSTRACT). In Abstract Book: 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, 19-24 June, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai'i p. 158

Jupiter SD, Goetze JS, Carvalho P, Claudet J, Hamilton RJ, Januchowski-Hartley FA et al. [Wilson SK] (2016). How to have your fish and eat them too: managing periodically harvested closures for long-term sustainability (ABSTRACT). In Abstract Book: 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, 19-24 June, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai'i p. 165

Kendrick A, Wilson S, Friedman K, Waples K, Whiting S, Holmes T et al. [Rule M, Halford A] (2016). Strategic marine ecological research priorities for CALM Act marine parks and reserves 2016-2021. Conservation Science Western Australia 10, pp. 1–15

Lim IE, Wilson SK, Holmes TH, Noble MM, Fulton CJ (2016). Specialization within a shifting habitat mosaic underpins the seasonal abundance of a tropical fish. Ecosphere 7, pp. 1–13

MacNeil MA, Graham NA, Cinner JE, Wilson SK, McClanahan TR (2016). Function-based management of multispecies reef fisheries (ABSTRACT). In Abstract Book: 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, 19-24 June, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai'i p. 209

Nash KL, Bijoux J, Robinson J, Wilson SK, Graham NAJ (2016). Harnessing fishery-independent indicators to aid management of data-poor fisheries: weighing habitat and fishing effects. Ecosphere 7, pp. 1–18

Sweatman H, Babcock R, Evans S, Gilmour J, Heyward A, Richards Z et al. [Wilson S] (2016). The state and trends of quality of habitats and communities - coral reefs (<25m): report for Australia State of the Environment 2016 Marine Environment. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville. 5 p.

Thillainath EC, McIlwain JL, Wilson SK, Depczynski M (2016). Estimating the role of three mesopredatory fishes in coral reef food webs at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Coral Reefs 35, pp. 261–269

Wernberg T, Bennett S, Babcock RC, de Bettignies T, Cure K, Depczynski M et al. [Holmes TH, Wilson S] (2016). Climate-driven regime shift of a temperate marine ecosystem. Science 353, pp. 169–172

Wilson S, Graham N (2016). Environmental factors that promote coral recovery following warm water bleaching. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 89/2016, 2 p.

Wilson S, Holmes T (2016). Department of Parks and Wildlife. Australian Society for Fish Biology Newsletter 46(2), pp. 66–67

Wilson S, Holmes T, Shedrawi G, Bennett K, Collins D, Langlois T et al. (2016). Assessing benthic assemblages from fish survey videos. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 90/2016, 2 p.

Wilson SK, Depczynski M, Fulton CJ, Holmes TH, Radford BT, Tinkler P (2016). Influence of nursery habitat on the abundance of a coral reef fish (ABSTRACT). In Abstract Book: 13th International Coral Reef Symposium, 19-24 June, 2016, Honolulu, Hawai'i p. 373

Wilson SK, Depczynski M, Fulton CJ, Holmes TH, Radford BT, Tinkler P (2016). Influence of nursery microhabitats on the future abundance of a coral reef fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B 283, pp. 1–7

2015

Coker DJ, Hoey AS, Wilson SK, Depczynski M, Graham NAJ, Hobbs J-PA et al. [Holmes TH] (2015). Habitat selectivity and reliance on live corals for Indo-Pacific hawkfishes (family Cirrhitidae). PLoS One 10, pp. 1–17

Cvitanovic C, Hobday AJ, van Kerkhoff L, Wilson SK, Dobbs K, Marshall NA (2015). Improving knowledge exchange among scientists and decision-makers to facilitate the adaptive governance of marine resources: a review of knowledge and research needs. Ocean and Coastal Management 112, pp. 25–35

Goetze JS, Jupiter SD, Langlois TJ, Wilson SK, Harvey ES, Bond T et al. (2015). Diver operated video most accurately detects the impacts of fishing within periodically harvested marine closures. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 462, pp. 74–82

Graham NAJ, Jennings S, MacNeil MA, Mouillot D, Wilson SK (2015). Predicting climate-driven regime shifts versus rebound potential in coral reefs. Nature 518, pp. 94–97

MacNeil MA, Graham NAJ, Cinner JE, Wilson SK, Williams ID, Maina J et al. (2015). Recovery potential of the world's coral reef fishes. Nature 520, pp. 341–344

Nash KL, Graham NAJ, Wilson SK (2015). An assessment of the viability of fisheries independent data for determining stock status and deriving management advice for Seychelles inshore coral reef fisheries. ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Townsville. 102 p.

Perry CT, Murphy GN, Graham NAY, Wilson SK, Januchowski-Hartley FA, East HK (2015). Remote coral reefs can sustain high growth potential and match future sea-level trends. Nature: Scientific Reports 5, pp. 1–8

Simpson CJ, Beger M, Coleman JG, Friedman KJ, Hill AK, Kendrick AJ et al. [Waples KA, Whiting SD, Wilson SK] (2015). Prioritisation of conservation research and monitoring for Western Australian protected areas and threatened species. Conservation Science Western Australia 9, pp. 227–237

Turner JA, Polunin NVC, Field SN, Wilson SK (2015). Measuring coral size-frequency distribution using stereo video technology, a comparison with in situ measurements. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 187, pp. 1–10

Wilson S, Holmes T (2015). Department of Parks and Wildlife. Australian Society for Fish Biology Newsletter 45(2), pp. 49–50

2014

Ashworth EC, Depczynski M, Holmes TH, Wilson SK (2014). Quantitative diet analysis of four mesopredators from a coral reef. Journal of Fish Biology 84, pp. 1031–1045

Coker DJ, Wilson SK, Pratchett MS (2014). Importance of live coral habitat for reef fishes. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 24, pp. 89–126

Cvitanovic C, Fulton CJ, Wilson SK, van Kerkhoff L, Cripps IL, Muthiga N (2014). Utility of primary scientific literature to environmental managers: an international case study on coral-dominated marine protected areas. Ocean and Coastal Management 102, pp. 72–78

Cvitanovic C, Marshall NA, Wilson SK, Dobbs K, Hobday AJ (2014). Perceptions of Australian marine protected area managers regarding the role, importance, and achievability of adaptation for managing the risks of climate change. Ecology and Society 19, pp. 1–10

Evans RD, Wilson SK, Field SN, Moore JAY (2014). Importance of macroalgal fields as coral reef fish nursery habitat in north-west Australia. Marine Biology 161, pp. 599–607

Fulton C, Depczynski M, Radford B, Wilson S, Holmes T (2014). Seasonal cycles in Ningaloo seaweed meadows. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 73/2014, 2 p.

Harris A, Wilson S, Graham N, Sheppard C (2014). Scleractinian coral communities of the inner Seychelles 10 years after the 1998 mortality event. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 24, pp. 667–679

Pratchett MS, Hoey AS, Wilson SK (2014). Reef degradation and the loss of critical ecosystem goods and services provided by coral reef fishes. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 7, pp. 37–43

Vergés A, Steinberg PD, Hay ME, Poore AGB, Campbell AH, Ballesteros E et al. [Wilson SK] (2014). The tropicalisation of temperate marine ecosystems: climate-mediated changes in herbivory and community phase shifts. Proceedings of the Royal Society. B 281, pp. 1–10

Wilson S, Holmes T (2014). Department of Parks and Wildlife, Marine Science Program. Australian Society for Fish Biology Newsletter 44(2), pp. 66–67

Wilson SK, Fisher R, Pratchett MS (2014). Differential use of shelter holes by sympatric species of blennies (Blennidae). Marine Biology 160, pp. 2405–2411

Wilson SK, Fulton CJ, Depczynski M, Holmes TH, Noble MM, Radford B et al. (2014). Seasonal changes in habitat structure underpin shifts in macroalgae-associated tropical fish communities. Marine Biology 161, pp. 2597–2607

2013

Cariglia N, Wilson SK, Graham NAJ, Fisher R, Robinson J, Aumeeruddy R et al. (2013). Sea cucumbers in the Seychelles: effects of marine protected areas on high-value species. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 23, pp. 418–428

Cvitanovic C, Wilson SK, Fulton CJ, Almany GR, Anderson P, Babcock RC et al. [Friedman KJ, Holmes TH, Kendrick AJ, Simpson C, Waples K] (2013). Critical research needs for managing coral reef marine protected areas: perspectives of academics and managers. Journal of Environmental Management 114, pp. 84–91

Depczynski M, Gilmour JP, Ridgway T, Barnes H, Heyward AJ, Holmes TH et al. [Moore JAY, Wilson SK] (2013). Bleaching, coral mortality and subsequent survivorship on a West Australian fringing reef. Coral Reefs 32, pp. 233–238

Graham NAJ, Pratchett MS, McClanahan TR, Wilson SK (2013). The status of coral reef fish assemblages in the Chagos Archipelago, with implications for protected area management and climate change. In Coral Reefs of the United Kingdom Overseas Territories Springer, Dordrecht. pp. 253–270

Holmes TH, Wilson SK, Travers MJ, Langlois TJ, Evans RD, Moore G et al. [Douglas RA, Shedrawi G] (2013). A comparison of visual- and stereo-video based fish community assessment methods in tropical and temperate marine waters of Western Australia. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 11, pp. 337–350

Nash KL, Graham NAJ, Wilson SK, Bellwood DR (2013). Cross-scale habitat structure drives fish body size distributions on coral reefs. Ecosystems 16, pp. 478–490

Speed CW, Babcock RC, Bancroft KP, Beckley LE, Bellchambers LM, Depczynski M et al. [Field SN, Friedman KJ, Moore JAY, Nutt CD, Shedrawi G, Wilson SK] (2013). Dynamic stability of coral reefs on the west Australian coast. PLoS One 8(7), pp. 1–12

Underwood JN, Wilson SK, Ludgerus L, Evans RD (2013). Integrating connectivity science and spatial conservation management of coral reefs in north-west Australia. Journal for Nature Conservation 21, pp. 163–172

Wilson SK, Graham NAJ, Pratchett MS (2013). Susceptibility of butterflyfish to habitat disturbance: do 'chaets' ever prosper?. In The Biology of Butterflyfishes CRC Press, Boca Raton. p.

2012

Brewer TD, Cinner JE, Fisher R, Green A, Wilson SK (2012). Market access, population density, and socioeconomic development explain diversity and functional group biomass of coral reef fish assemblages. Global Environmental Change 22, pp. 399–406

Cole AJ, Lawton RJ, Wilson SK, Pratchett MS (2012). Consumption of tabular acroporid corals by reef fishes: a comparison with plant-herbivore interactions. Functional Ecology 26, pp. 307–316

Holmes TH, Wilson SK, Vanderklift M, Babcock R, Fraser M (2012). The role of Thalassoma lunare as a predator of juvenile fish on a sub-tropical coral reef. Coral Reefs 31, pp. 1113–1123

Huisman J, Wilson S (2012). The constant gardener. Landscope 28(2), pp. 32–38

Josephitis E, Wilson SK, Moore JAY, Field S (2012). Comparison of three digital image analysis techniques for assessment of coral cover and bleaching. Conservation Science Western Australia 8, pp. 251–257

Moore J, Bellchambers L, Depczynski M, Evans R, Evans S, Field S et al. [Friedman K, Holmes T, Shedrawi G, Wilson S] (2012). 2010-11 mass coral bleaching across 12º of latitude in WA. Poster presented at the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, 9-13 July, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.

Moore JAY, Barnes H, Evans R, Field S, Friedman K, Holmes T et al. [Shedrawi G, Wilson S] (2012). Extreme ocean warming drives coral bleaching across WA. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 49/2012, 2 p.

Wilson S, Holmes T, Depczynski M (2012). Habitat associations of juvenile coral reef fish. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 47/2012, 2 p.

Wilson S, Onton K, Page C, Neale S, Armstrong S (2012). Coral disease at Ningaloo Marine Park. Available at https://www.dpaw.wa.gov.au/about-us/science-and-research/publications-resources/111-science-division-information-sheets. 60/2012, 2 p.

Wilson SK, Babcock RC, Fisher R, Holmes TH, Moore JAY, Thomson DP (2012). Relative and combined effects of habitat and fishing on reef fish communities across a limited fishing gradient at Ningaloo. Marine Environmental Research 81, pp. 1–11

Wilson SK, Graham NAJ, Fisher R, Robinson J, Nash K, Chong-Seng K et al. (2012). Effect of macroalgal expansion and marine protected areas on coral recovery following a climatic disturbance. Conservation Biology 26, pp. 995–1004

2011

Cole AJ, Lawton RJ, Pratchett MS, Wilson SK (2011). Chronic coral consumption by butterflyfishes. Coral Reefs 30, pp. 85–93

Daw TM, Cinner JE, McClanahan TR, Graham NAJ, Wilson SK (2011). Design factors and socioeconomic variables associated with ecological responses to fishery closures in the Western Indian Ocean. Coastal Management 39, pp. 412–424

Depczynski M, Heyward A, Case M, Colquhoun J, O?Leary R, Radford B et al. [Wilson S, Holmes T] (2011). Methods of monitoring the health of benthic communities at Ningaloo: coral & fish recruitment: final report. Australian Institute of Marine Science, Townsville. 109 p.

Farmer BM, Wilson S (2011). Diet of finfish targeted by fishers in north west Australia and the implications for trophic cascades. Environmental Biology of Fishes 91, pp. 78–85

Graham NAJ, Chabanet P, Evans RD, Jennings S, Letourneur Y, MacNeil MA et al. [Wilson SK] (2011). Extinction vulnerability of coral reef fishes. Ecology Letters 14, pp. 341–348

McClanahan TR, Graham NAJ, MacNeil MA, Muthiga NA, Cinner JE, Bruggemann JH et al. [Wilson SK] (2011). Critical thresholds and tangible targets for ecosystem-based management of coral reef fisheries. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 108, pp. 17230–17233

Mora C, Aburto-Oropeza O, Ayala Bocos A, Ayotte PM, Bank S, Bauman AG et al. [Wilson SK] (2011). Global human footprint on the linkage between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in reef fishes. PLoS Biology 9, pp. 1–9

Onton K, Page CA, Wilson SK, Neale S, Armstrong S (2011). Distribution and drivers of coral disease at Ningaloo reef, Indian Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 433, pp. 75–84

Pratchett MS, Hoey AS, Wilson SK, Messmer V, Graham NAJ (2011). Changes in biodiversity and functioning of reef fish assemblages following coral bleaching and coral loss. Diversity 3, pp. 424–452

Pratchett MS, Munday PL, Graham NAJ, Kronen M, Pinca S, Friedman K et al. [Wilson SK] (2011). Vulnerability of coastal fisheries in the tropical Pacific to climate change. In Vulnerability of Tropical Pacific Fisheries and Aquaculture to Climate Change Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea. pp. 493–576

Wilson S, Holmes T (2011). Reef fish and corals: unlocking the secrets. Landscope 26(3), pp. 18–22

2010

Kendrick A, Wilson S, Simpson C, Friedman K (2010). Strategic marine research priorities for the Department of Environment and Conservation. Department of Environment and Conservation, Kensington, WA. 12 p.

Onton K, Page C, Wilson S, Neale S, Armstrong S (2010). Distribution & drivers of coral disease at Ningaloo Reef. Poster presented at the 85th annual Australian Coral Reef Society meeting, Coffs Harbour.

Wilson SK, Adjeroud M, Bellwood DR, Berumen ML Booth D, Bozec Y-M et al. (2010). Crucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology 213, pp. 894–900

Wilson SK, Depczynski M, Fisher R, Holmes TH, O'Leary RA, Tinkler P (2010). Habitat associations of juvenile fish at Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia: the importance of coral and algae. PLoS One 5, pp. 1–8

Wilson SK, Fisher R, Pratchett MS, Graham NAJ, Dulvy NK, Turner RA et al. (2010). Habitat degradation and fishing effects on the size structure of coral reef fish communities. Ecological Applications 20, pp. 442–451

2009

McClanahan TR, Graham NAJ, Wilson S, Letourner Y, Fisher R (2009). Effects of fisheries closure size, age and history of compliance on coral reef fish communities in the western Indian Ocean. Marine Ecology Progress Series 396, pp. 99–109

Wilson S (2009). Climate change and coral reef habitat: implications for fish (ABSTRACT). In A Changing Climate, Western Australia in Focus: Presenters' Abstract Papers: Symposium, 27 March 2009, the University Club of Western Australia, Crawley, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. pp. 27–28

2008

Graham NAJ, McClanahan TR, MacNeil MA, Wilson SK, Polunin NVC, Jennings SB et al. (2008). Climate warning, marine protected areas and the ocean-scale integrity of coral reef ecosystems. PLoS One 3(8), pp. 1–9

Pratchett MS, Munday PL, Wilson SK, Graham NAJ, Cinner JE, Bellwood DR et al. (2008). Effects of climate-induced coral bleaching on coral-reef fishes: ecological and economic consequences. Oceanography and Marine Biology 46, pp. 251–296

Pratchett MS, Wilson SK, Graham NAJ, Munday PL, Jones GP, Polunin NVC (2008). Coral bleaching and consequences for motile reef organisms: past, present and uncertain future effects. In Coral Bleaching Springer, Berlin. pp. 139–158

Wilson DT, Vaughan D, Wilson SK, Simon CN, Lockhart K (2008). Efficacy of a starch-iodide swan technique to detect illegal use of bleach in a spiny lobster (Panulirus argus) fishery. Fisheries Research 90, pp. 86–91

Wilson SK, Burgess SC, Cheal AJ, Emslie M, Fisher R, MIller I et al. (2008). Habitat utilization by coral reef fish: implications for specialists vs generalists in a changing environment. Journal of Animal Ecology 77, pp. 220–228

2007

Graham NAJ, Wilson SK, Jennings S, Polunin NVC, Robinson J, Bijoux JP et al. (2007). Lag effects in the impacts of mass coral bleaching on coral reef fish, fisheries and ecosystems. Conservation Biology 21, pp. 1291–1300

Ledlie MH, Graham NAJ, Bythell JC, Wilson SK, Jennings S, Polunin NVC et al. (2007). Phase shifts and the role of herbivory in the resilience of coral reefs. Coral Reefs 26, pp. 641–653

McClanahan TR, Ateweberhan M, Graham NAJ, Wilson SK, Ruiz Sebastián C, Guillaume MMM et al. (2007). Western Indian Ocean coral communities: bleaching responses and susceptibility to extinction. Marine Ecology Progress Series 337, pp. 1–13

McClanahan TR, Ateweberhan M, Ruiz Sebastián C, Graham NAJ, Wilson SK, Bruggemann JH et al. (2007). Predictability of coral bleaching from synoptic satellite and in situ temperature observations. Coral Reefs 26, pp. 695–701

Pratchett MS, Munday PL, Wilson SK, Graham NAJ, Cinner JE, Bellwood DR et al. (2007). Effects of climate-induced coral bleaching on coral reef fishes: a review of ecological and economic consequences (ABSTRACT). In Australian Coral Reef Society, 83rd Annual Conference, Fremantle, Western Australia, 9-11th October, 2007: East Meets West: Science and Management of Australia's Coral Reefs p. 73

Turner RA, Cakacaka A, Graham NAJ, Polunin NVC, Pratchett MS, Stead SM et al. [Wilson SK] (2007). Declining reliance on marine resources in remote south Pacific societies: ecological versus socio-economic drivers. Coral Reefs 26, pp. 997–1008

2006

Graham NAJ, Wilson SK, Jennings S, Polunin NVC, Bijoux JP, Robinson J (2006). Dynamic fragility of oceanic coral reef ecosystems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA 103, pp. 8425–8429

Pratchett MS, Wilson SK, Baird AH (2006). Declines in the abundance of Chaetodon butterflyfishes following extensive coral depletion. Journal of Fish Biology 69, pp. 1269–1280

2005

Fisher R, Leis JM, Clark DL, Wilson SK (2005). Critical swimming speeds of late-stage coral reef fish larvae: variation within species, among species and between locations. Marine Biology 147, pp. 1201–1212

2004

Fisher R, Wilson SK (2004). Maximum sustainable swimming speeds of late-stage larvae of nine species of reef fishes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 312, pp. 171–186

Pratchett MS, Wilson SK, Berumen ML, McCormick MI (2004). Sublethal effects of coral bleaching on an obligate coral feeding butterflyfish. Coral Reefs 23, pp. 352–356

1997

Munday PL, Wilson SK (1997). Comparative efficacy of clove oil and other chemicals in anaesthetization of Pomacentrus amboinensis, a coral reef fish. Journal of Fish Biology 51, pp. 931–938