Julie’s research interests focus on combining state-of-the-art technologies for wide-scale reef monitoring offered by machine learning, virtual reality and by the rise of citizen science and, modern statistical methods to help understanding complex problems related to coral reef conservation.
Vercelloni, J., S. Clifford, M.J. Caley, E.E. Peterson, et al. 2018. Using virtual reality to estimate aesthetic values of coral reefs. Royal Society Open Science DOI: 10.1098/rsos.172226.
Adjeroud, M., Kayal, M., Iborra-Cantonnet, C., Vercelloni, J. et al. 2018. Recovery of coral assemblages despite acute and recurrent disturbances on a South Central Pacific reef. Scientific Reports: e9680.
Vercelloni, J., M.J. Caley and K. Mengersen. 2017. Crown-of-Thorns starfish undermine the resilience of coral populations on the Great Barrier Reef. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 26:846–853.
Vercelloni, J., K. Mengersen and M.J. Caley. 2017. Improved coral population estimation reveals trends at multiple scales on the Great Barrier Reef. Ecosystems, 20: 1337.
Mengersen, K, E. E. Peterson, S. Clifford, Vercelloni, J. et al. 2017 Modelling imperfect presence data obtained by citizen science. Environmetrics. 28:e2446.
Berdnarz, T., K. Mengersen, E.E. Peterson, Vercelloni, J. et al. 2016. Virtual Reality for conservation. Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Web3D Technology.
Kayal, M., J. Vercelloni, M.P. Wand and M. Adjeroud. 2015. Searching for the best bet in life-strategy: a quantitative approach to individual performances and population dynamics in reef-building corals. Ecological Complexity, 23, 73-84.
Vercelloni, J., M.J Caley, M. Kayal, S. Low-Choy and K. Mengersen. 2014. Understanding Uncertainties in Non-Linear Population Trajectories: A Bayesian Semi-Parametric Hierarchical Approach to Large-Scale Surveys of Coral Cover. PLoS ONE 9: e110968.
Kayal, M., J. Vercelloni, T. Lison de Loma, Bosserelle P. et al. 2012. Predator crown-of-thorns starfish (Acanthaster planci) outbreak, mass mortality of corals, and cascading effects on reef fish and benthic communities. PloS one 7:e47363
Mourier, J., J. Vercelloni and S. Planes. 2012. Evidence of social communities in a spatially structured network of a free-ranging shark species. Animal Behavior 83(2), 389-401