PhD, James Cook University (2015)
James Cook University
Understanding of the links between coral reef ecosystems, the goods and services they provide to people, and the wellbeing of human societies.
Examining the multi-scale dynamics of reefs, from population dynamics to macroevolution
Advancing the fundamental understanding of the key processes underpinning reef resilience.
From 2005 to 2022, the main node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies was headquartered at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland (Australia)
PhD, James Cook University (2015)
James Cook University
Parravicini, V*, JM Casey*, NMD Schiettekatte, SJ Brandl, C Pozas-Schacre, J Carlot, GJ Edgar, NAJ Graham, M Harmelin-Vivien, M Kulbicki, G Strona, RD Stuart-Smith, and J Vii. Global fish gut content data synthesis and phylogeny delineate reef fish trophic guilds. bioRxiv
Brandl, SJ, JM Casey, and CP Meyer (2020) Dietary and habitat niche partitioning in congeneric cryptobenthic reef fishes. Coral Reefs 39, 309-317.
Brandl, SJ, RA Morais, JM Casey, V Parravicini, L Tornabene, CHR Goatley, IM Côté, CC Baldwin, NMD Schiettekatte, and DR Bellwood (2019) Response to Comment on “Demographic dynamics of the smallest marine vertebrates fuel coral reef ecosystem functioning”. Science 366
Anderson, KD, NE Cantin, JM Casey, and MS Pratchett. (2019) Independent effects of ocean warming versus acidification on the growth, survivorship and physiology of two Acropora corals. Coral Reefs 38, 1225-1240.
Brandl, SJ, L Tornabene, CHR Goatley, JM Casey, RA Morais, IM Côté, CC Baldwin, V Parravicini, NMD Schiettekatte, and DR Bellwood (2019) Demographic dynamics of the smallest marine vertebrates fuel coral-reef ecosystem functioning. Science 364, 1189-1192.
Casey, JM, CP Meyer, F Morat, SJ Brandl, S Planes, and V Parravicini (2019) Reconstructing hyperdiverse food webs: gut content metabarcoding as a tool to disentangle trophic interactions on coral reefs. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 10, 1157-1170.
Brandl, SJ, DB Rasher, IM Côté, JM Casey, ES Darling, JS Lefcheck, and JE Duffy (2019) Coral reef ecosystem functioning: eight core processes and the role of biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17, 445-454.
Staaterman, E, SJ Brandl, M Hauer, JM Casey, AJ Gallagher, and AN Rice (2018) Individual voices in a cluttered soundscape: acoustic ecology of the Bocon Toadfish, Amphicthys cryptocentrus. Environmental Biology of Fishes 101, 979.
Brandl SJ, JM Casey, N Knowlton, and JE Duffy (2017) Marine dock pilings foster diverse, native cryptobenthic fish assemblages across bioregions. Ecology and Evolution
Casey, JM, AH Baird, SJ Brandl, MO Hoogenboom, JR Rizzari, AJ Frisch, CE Mirbach, and SR Connolly (2016) A test of trophic cascade theory: fish and benthic assemblages across a predator density gradient on coral reefs. Oecologia 183: 161-175.
Casey, JM, SR Connolly, and TD Ainsworth (2015) Coral transplantation triggers shift in microbiome and promotion of coral disease associated potential pathogens. Scientific Reports 5: 11903.
Casey, JM, JH Choat, and SR Connolly (2015) Coupled dynamics of territorial damselfishes and juvenile corals on the reef crest.Coral Reefs 34: 1-11.
Casey, JM, TD Ainsworth, JH Choat and SR Connolly (2014) Farming behaviour of reef fishes increases the prevalence of coral disease associated microbes and black band disease. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20141032.
Casey, JM, ME Wilson, N Hollingshead and DG Haskell (2010) The effects of exurbanization on bird and macroinvertebrate communities in deciduous forests on the Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee. International Journal of Ecology 2009: 539417.
Casey, JM (2015) The role of territorial grazers in coral reef trophic dynamics from microbes to apex predators. PhD Thesis, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia. 200 pp.
Casey, JM (2009) Effects of exurbanization on avian and macroinvertebrate diversity in Sewanee, Tennessee. Honors Thesis, Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, USA. 21 pp.
Casey, JM (2009) Ecofeminismo: El valor intrínseco de la naturaleza y de la mujer en Me llamo Rigoberta Menchú y La mujer habitada. Honors Thesis, Sewanee: The University of the South, Sewanee, USA. 40 pp.
New DNA techniques are being used to understand how coral reacted to the end of the last ice age in order to better predict how they will cope with current changes to the climate. James Cook Univer
A new study on the effects of climate change in five tropical countries has found fisheries are in more trouble than agriculture, and poor people are in the most danger. Distinguished Profess
James Cook University researchers have found brightly coloured fish are becoming increasingly rare as coral declines, with the phenomenon likely to get worse in the future. Christopher Hemingson, a
Researchers working with stakeholders in the Great Barrier Reef region have come up with ideas on how groups responsible for looking after the reef can operate more effectively when the next bleaching
Abstract: As marine species adapt to climate change, their heat tolerance will likely be under strong selection. Individual variation in heat tolerance and its heritability underpin the potential fo
Abstract: The Reef Ecology Lab in KAUST’s Red Sea Research Center explores many aspects of movement ecology of marine organisms, ranging from adult migrations to intergenerational larval dispersal
Abstract: Macroalgal meadows are a prominent, yet often maligned component of the tropical seascape. Our work at Ningaloo reef in WA demonstrate that canopy forming macroalgae provide habitat for ad
Abstract: Sharks are generally perceived as strong and fearsome animals. With fossils dating back at least 420 million years, sharks are not only majestic top predators but they also outlived dinosa
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Abstract: The past few years have seen unprecedented coral bleaching and mortality on the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) but the consequences of this on biodiversity are not yet known. This talk will expl