ARC DECRA Fellow (2013-2015)
Isobel Bennett Research Fellowship (2013), Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation
Research Fellow, James Cook University (2012-2013)
Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (2011-2012)
Churchill Fellowship, Georgia Institute of Technology (2011)
- Functional importance of herbivorous fishes
- Role of ecological feedbacks in ecosystem dynamics
- Impacts of habitat degradation on biological communities and ecosystem processes
- Fish-algal-coral interactions
- Functional biology of reef fishes
My research focuses on broad-scale ecological processes and the functional importance of different taxa to the resilience of coral reef ecosystems, in particular the functional role of herbivorous fishes and the dangers of seaweed expansion on coral reefs. I have worked at over 20 locations spanning the Pacific and Indian Oceans and this experience has provided me with considerable insight into the differences among these systems in terms of diversity, reef community structure, human use patterns and, perhaps more importantly, the underlying processes. My current research focuses on understanding the functional importance of different herbivorous fishes in preventing and/or reversing seaweed expansion on coral reefs, the differential responses of herbivorous fishes to changes in the benthic community structure on coral reefs, the recruitment dynamics and replenishment of reef fish populations, and the effects of increasing water temperature on the physiology and function of reef fish.
Councilor (2010-present) for the Australian Coral Reef Society
Member of: International Society of Reef Studies, Australian Society of Fish Biology, Society for Conservation Biology
- Hughes, Terry P.,Kerry, James T., Álvarez-Noriega, Mariana, Alvarez-Romero, Jorge G., Anderson, Kristen D., Baird, Andrew, Babcock, Russell C., Beger, Maria, Bellwood, David, Berkelmans, Ray, Bridge, Tom C., Butler, Ian R., Byrne, Maria, Cantin, Neal E., Comeau, Steeve, Connolly, Sean, Cumming, Graeme S., Dalton, Steven J., Diaz-Pulido, Guillermo, Eakin, C. Mark, Figueira, Will F., Gilmour, James P., Harrison, Hugo B., Heron, Scott F., Hoey, Andrew S., Hobbs, Jean-Paul A., Hoogenboom, Mia O., Kennedy, Emma V., Kuo, Chao-Yang, Lough, Janice M., Lowe, Ryan J., Liu, Gang, McCulloch, Malcolm T., Malcolm, Hamish A., McWilliam, Michael J., Pandolfi, John M., Pears, Rachel J., Pratchett, Morgan S., Schoepf, Verena, Simpson, Tristan, Skirving, William J., Sommer, Brigitte, Torda, Gergely, Wachenfeld, David R., Willis, Bette L., and Wilson, Shaun (2017) Global warming and recurrent mass bleaching of corals. Nature, 543 (7645). pp. 373-377.
- Wilmes, Jennifer,Matthews, Samuel, Schultz, Daniel, Messmer, Vanessa, Hoey, Andrew, and Pratchett, Morgan (2017) Modelling growth of juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish on the northern Great Barrier Reef. Diversity, 9 (1). pp. 1-11.
- Friedman, S.T.,Price, S.A., Hoey, A.S., and Wainwright, P.C. (2016) Ecomorphological convergence in planktivorous surgeonfishes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 29(5). pp. 965-978.
- Hoey, Andrew S.,Feary, David A., Burt, John A., Vaughan, Grace, Pratchett, Morgan S., and Berumen, Michael L. (2016) Regional variation in the structure and function of parrotfishes on Arabian reefs. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 105 (2). pp. 524-531.
- Bento, Rita,Hoey, Andrew S., Bauman, Andrew G., Feary, David A., and Burt, John A. (2016) The implications of recurrent disturbances within the world’s hottest coral reef. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 105 (2). pp. 466-472.
- Frisch, Ashley J.,Cameron, Darren S., Pratchett, Morgan S., Williamson, David H., Williams, Ashley J., Reynolds, Adam D., Hoey, Andrew S., Rizzari, Justin R., Evans, Louisa, Kerrigan, Brigid, Muldoon, Geoffrey, Welch, David, and Hobbs, Jean-Paul A. (2016) Key aspects of the biology, fisheries and management of Coral grouper.Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 26 (3). pp. 303-325.
- Bauman, Andrew G.,Dunshea, Glenn, Feary, David A., and Hoey, Andrew S. (2016) Prickly business: abundance of sea urchins on breakwaters and coral reefs in Dubai.Marine Pollution Bulletin, 105 (2). pp. 459-465.
- Hoey, Andrew S.,Howells, Emily, Johansen, Jacob L., Hobbs, Jean-Paul A., Messmer, Vanessa, Bradbury, Dominique M., Wilson, Shaun K., and Pratchett, Morgan S.(2016) Recent advances in understanding the effects of climate change on coral reefs. Diversity, 8 (2). pp. 1-22.
- Loffler, Zoe,Bellwood, David R., and Hoey, Andrew S. (2015) Among-habitat algal selectivity by browsing herbivores on an inshore coral reef. Coral Reefs, 34 (2). pp. 597-605.
- Pratchett, M.S.,Blowes, S.A., Coker, D., Kubacki, E., Nowicki, J., and Hoey, A.S. (2015) Indirect benefits of high coral cover for non-corallivorous butterflyfishes. Coral Reefs, 34 (2). pp. 665-672.
- Loffler, Z.,Bellwood, D.R., and Hoey, A.S. (2015) Associations among coral reef macroalgae influence feeding by herbivorous fishes. Coral Reefs, 34 (1). pp. 51-55.
- Streit, Robert P.,Hoey, Andrew S., and Bellwood, David R. (2015) Feeding characteristics reveal functional distinctions among browsing herbivorous fishes on coral reefs.Coral Reefs, 34 (4). pp. 1037-1047.
- Coker, Darren J.,Hoey, Andrew S., Wilson, Shaun K., Depczynski, Martial, Graham, Nicholas A.J., Hobbs, Jean-Paul A., Holmes, Thomas H., and Pratchett, Morgan S.(2015) Habitat selectivity and reliance on live corals for Indo-Pacific Hawkfishes (Family: Cirrhitidae). PLoS ONE, 10.
- Johansen, J.L.,Pratchett, M.S., Messmer, V., Coker, D.J., Tobin, A.J., and Hoey, A.S. (2015) Large predatory coral trout species unlikely to meet increasing energetic demands in a warming ocean. Scientific Reports, 5. pp. 1-8.
- Pratchett, Morgan S.,Hoey, Andrew S., Cvitanovic, Christopher, Hobbs, Jean-Paul, and Fulton, Christopher J. (2014) Abundance, diversity, and feeding behavior of coral reef butterflyfishes at Lord Howe Island. Ecology and Evolution, 4 (18). pp. 3612-3625