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Book Chapters:

1)     Brandl, S.J. & Bellwood, D.R. 2014. Pair-formation in coral reef fishes: an ecological perspective. In Hughes R.N., Hughes, D.J., and Smith, I.P. (eds.) Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review 52, pp 1-80. Taylor & Francis, United Kingdom. DOI: 10.1201/b17143-2


Journal articles:

* student paper

32)    Casey, J.M., Meyer, C.P., Brandl, S.J., Morat, F., Planes, S., Parravicini, V. (2019) Reconstructing hyperdiverse food webs: gut content metabarcoding as a tool to disentangle trophic interactions on coral reefs. Methods in Ecology and Evolution DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13206

31)    Lefcheck, J.S., Innes-Gold, A.A., Brandl, S.J., Steneck, R.S., Torres, R. E., Rasher, D.B., (2019) Tropical fish diversity enhances coral reef functioning across multiple scales. Science Advances 5, eaav6420 DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aav6420

30)    *Topor Z.M, Duffy, J.E., Rasher, D.B., Brandl, S.J. (2019) Marine protected areas enhance coral reef functioning by promoting fish biodiversity. Conservation Letters (in press) DOI: 10.1111/conl.12638

29)    Bellwood, D.R., Streit, R.P., Brandl, S.J., Tebbett, S.B. The meaning of the term ‘function’ in ecology: a coral reef perspective. Functional Ecology (in press) DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.13265

28)    Brandl, S.J., Goatley, C.H.R., Bellwood, D.R., Tornabene, L. The hidden half: ecology and evolution of cryptobenthic fishes on coral reefs. Biological Reviews 93, 1846-1873 DOI: 10.1111/brv.12423

27)    Staaterman E., Brandl, S.J., Hauer, M., Casey, J.M., Gallagher, A.J., Rice, A. 2018. Individual voices in a cluttered soundscape: acoustic ecology of the Bocon Toadfish, Amphichthys cryptocentrus. Environmental Biology of Fishes 101, 979-995. DOI: 10.1007/s10641-018-0752-0

26)    Taylor, B.M., Brandl, S.J., et al. 2018. Bottom-up processes mediated by social systems drive demographic traits of coral-reef fishes. Ecology 99, 642-651. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.2127

24)    Brandl, S.J., Casey, J.M., Knowlton, N., Duffy, J.E. 2017. Marine artificial habitats as a refuge for local, native vertebrate biodiversity across a latitudinal gradient. Ecology & Evolution (in press) DOI: 10.1002/ece3.328

23)    Goatley, C.H.R., Brandl, S.J. 2017. Cryptobenthic reef fishes. Current Biology 27, 452-454. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2017.03.05

22)    Staaterman E., Ogburn, M., Altieri A., Brandl, S.J. et al. Bioacoustic measurements complement visual biodiversity surveys: preliminary evidence from four shallow marine habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series 575, 207-215. DOI: 10.3354/meps12188

21)    *Rodemann, J.R., Brandl, S.J. 2017. Consumption pressure in coastal marine environments decreases with latitude and in artificial vs. natural habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series 574:167-179. DOI: 10.3354/meps12170

20)    Khan, J.A., Goatley, C.H.R., Brandl, S.J., Tebbett, S.B., Bellwood, D.R. Shelter use by large reef fishes: long-term occupancy and the impacts of disturbance. Coral Reefs (in press). DOI: 10.1007/s00338-017-1604-7

19)    Gallagher, A.J., Brandl, S.J., Stier, A.C. 2016. Intraspecific variation in body size does not alter the effects of mesopredators on prey. Royal Society Open Science 3:160414. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160414

18)    Casey, J.M., Baird, A.H., Brandl, S.J., Hoogenboom, M.O., Rizzari, J.R., Frisch, A.J., Mirbach, C.E., Connolly, S.R. 2016. A test of trophic cascade theory: fish and benthic assemblages across a predator density gradient on coral reefs. Oecologia (in press) DOI: 10.1007/s00442-016-3753-8 

17)    Brandl, S.J., Emslie, M.J., Ceccarelli, D.M. 2016. Habitat degradation increases functional originality in highly diverse coral reef fish assemblages. Ecosphere 7(11):e01557DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.1557

16)    *Mirbach, C.E., Brandl, S.J. 2016. Ontogenetic shifts in the social behaviour of pairing coral reef rabbitfishes (Siganidae). Marine Biology Research (in press). DOI: 10.1080/17451000.2016.1203952  

15)    Brandl, S.J., Bellwood, D.R. 2016. Microtopographic refuges shape consumer-producer dynamics by mediating consumer functional diversity. Oecologia 182, 203-217 DOI:10.1007/s00442-016-3643-0

14)    Lefcheck, J.S., Brandl, S.J., Reynolds, P.L., Smyth, A.R., Meyer, S.T. 2016.  Extending Rapid Ecosystem Function Assessments to Marine Ecosystems: A Reply to Meyer. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31, 251-253  DOI: 10.1016/j.tree.2016.02.002

13)    Brooker, R.M., Brandl, S.J., Dixson, D.L. 2016.  Cryptic effects of habitat declines: coral-associated fishes avoid coral-seaweed interactions due to visual and chemical cues. Scientific Reports 6, 18842  DOI: 10.1038/srep18842

12)    Brandl, S.J., Bellwood, D.R. 2015.  Coordinated vigilance provides evidence for direct reciprocity in coral reef fishes. Scientific Reports 5, 14556 DOI:10.1038/srep14556

11)    Brandl, S.J., Robbins, W.D., Bellwood, D.R. 2015.  Exploring the nature of ecological specialization in a coral reef fish community: morphology, diet and foraging microhabitat use. Proceedings of the Royal Society London B 282, 20151147 DOI:10.1098/rspb.2015.1147

10)    Heinrich, D.D.U., Watson, S.-A., Rummer, J.L., Brandl, S.J., Simpfendorfer, C.A., Heupel, M.R., Munday, P.L. 2015. Foraging behavior of the epaulette shark Hemiscyllium ocellatum is not affected by elevated CO2. ICES Journal of Marine Science (in press) DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv085

9)     Brandl, S.J. & Bellwood, D.R. 2014. Individual-based analyses reveal limited functional overlap in a coral reef fish community. Journal of Animal Ecology 83, 661-670. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.12171

8)      Brandl, S. J., Hoey, A.S., Bellwood, D.R. 2014 Micro-topography mediates interactions between corals, algae, and herbivorous fishes. Coral Reefs 33, 421-430. DOI: 10.1007/s00338-013-1110-5

7)      Bellwood, D.R., Goatley, C.H.R., Brandl, S.J. & Bellwood, O. 2014. Fifty million years of herbivory: fossils, fishes and functional innovations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281, 20133046. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2013.3046

6)      Brooker, R.M., Munday, P.L., Brandl, S.J., Jones, G. P. 2014. Local extinction of a coral reef fish explained by inflexible prey choice. Coral Reefs. DOI: 10.1007/s00338-014-1197-3

5)      Rocker, M.M. & Brandl, S.J. 2014. Transplantation of corals into a new environment results in substantial skeletal loss in Acropora tenuis. Marine Biodiversity. DOI: 10.1007/s12526-014-0239-

4)      Brandl, S.J., Bellwood, D.R. 2013. Morphology, sociality, and ecology: can morphology predict pairing behaviour in coral reef fishes? Coral Reefs, 32, 835–846. DOI: 10.1007/s00338-013-1042-0

3)      Hoey, A.S., Brandl, S.J., Bellwood, D.R. 2013. Diet and cross-shelf distribution of rabbitfishes (f. Siganidae) on the northern Great Barrier Reef: implications for ecosystem function. Coral Reefs 32, 973-982. DOI: 10.1007/s00338-013-1043-z

2)      Brandl, S.J., Bellwood, D.R. 2013. Pair formation in the herbivorous rabbitfish Siganus doliatus. Journal of Fish Biology, 82, 2031–2044. DOI: 10.1111/jfb.12131

1)      Brandl, S.J., Wagner, M., Hofrichter R., Patzner, R. 2012. First record of the clingfish Apletodon dentatus (Gobiesocidae) in the Adriatic Sea and a description of a simple method to collect clingfishes. Bulletin of Fish Biology, 13, 1-2.