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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

34)    Brandl, S.J., Rasher, D.B., Côté, I.M., Casey, J.M., Darling, E.S., Lefcheck, J.S., Duffy, J.E. Coral reef ecosystem function: eight core processes and the role of biodiversity. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment (in press) DOI: 10.1002/fee.2088

33)    Brandl, S.J., Tornabene, L., Goatley, C.H.R., Casey, J.M., Morais, R.A., Côté, I.M., Baldwin, C.C., Parravicini, V., Schiettekatte, N.M.D., Bellwood, D.R. Demographic dynamics of the smallest marine vertebrates fuel coral reef ecosystem functioning. Science 364, 1189-1192 DOI: 10.1126/science.aav338

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 33, 948-961 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 7, 7069-7079 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 36, 1123–1132. 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 183, 161–175 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 12, 874-880. 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 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.