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Professor David Smith

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School of Life Sciences
Professor David Smith

Profile

Biography

Director of the Coral Reef Research Unit Associate Editor of Global Change Biology Editor Indonesian Journal of Coral reefs Editor Biosciences Director of Marine Research for Operation Wallacea Principle Investigator for and member of the Coral Aquarist Research Network, NERC. Senior Scientific Advisor to the Wakatobi Government, Indonesia Scientific Advisor to the Seychelles National Parks Authority Scientific Advisor to Institute of Marine Environmental Research of the Aegean (IMERAS). Senior Scientific Advisor to Archipelagos Senior Scientific Advisor to ALAM Mitra, Indonesia International Scientific Advisor to the Coral Triangle Community Foundation NERC peer review college member Earthwatch Institute Principle Investigator Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society Honorary Fellow of the University of Victoria, Wellington, New Zealand Reviewer for various journal and grant awarding bodies Organiser of University Tropical Biology Field Courses Past and present PGR students include: Florini, Stella (2004): Water Pollution Perkins, Nicola (2005): Water Pollution Pilgrim, Sarah (2007): Ecoliteracy Cullen, Leanne (2007): Reef Economics Unsworth, Richard (2007): Seagrass and Mangrove Connectivity McMellor, Steven (2008): Coral reef conservation Miller, Layla (2009): Shellfisheries Hennige, Sebastian (2009): Coral photophysiology Salinas De Leon, Pelayo (2010): Coral recruitment Sedlmayr, Ambra (2011): Rural economies Green, Benjamin (2011): Coastal vegetated systems Bharucha. Zareen (2011): Watershed development Curtis-Quick, Jocelyn (2012): Coral reef fish ecology Brading, Patrick (2012): Coral physiology and ocean acidification Powell, Abigail (2012): Coral reef sponge ecology Hine, Rachel (2014): Care farming Franco, Chiara (2014): Coral reef production. Piercy, Julius (2014): Coral reef acoustics Walsh-Sarah-Jane ( 2015): Coral bleaching Camp, Emma (2015): Coral reefs and ocean acidification Chamberlain, Jon (2015): Coral reef ecology Boschetti, Simona (2015): Coral recruitment Osman, Eslam (2017): Red Sea corals and climate change Ms Sophie Stephenson(2017): Coral larval production and development Biggerstaff, Andy(2017): Coral Bioeroding sponges: Hosted by UoV, NZ. Tavallali, Leila (Active): Blue Carbon and temperate saltmarshes Gouraguine, Adam (Active): Coral reef benthic pelagic coupling Urrutia Figueroa, Victor E (Active). Coral Host - Zooxanthellae relationships Marlow, Joe (Active): Coral reef invading sponge: Hosted by UoV, NZ McGrath, Emily (Active). Xestospongia ecophysiology: Hosted by UoV, NZ Ms Bethen Greenword (Active): The coral microbiome and stress tolerance Ms Reem Almealla (Acvtive): Corals of Bahrain Ms Synthesa Ksatrya (Active): Indonesia's ocean policy Ms Amy Wong (Active). Coral reef fish functional ecology

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Florini, Stella (2004) Water Pollution

Perkins, Nicola (2005) Water Pollution

Pilgrim, Sarah (2007) Ecoliteracy

Cullen, Leanne (2007) Reef Economics

Unsworth, Richard (2007) Seagrass and Mangrove Connectivity

McMellor, Steven (2008) Coral reef conservation

Miller, Layla (2009) Shellfisheries

Hennige, Sebastian (2009) Coral photophysiology

Salinas De Leon, Pelayo (2010) Coral recruitment

Sedlmayr, Ambra (2011) Rural economies

Green, Benjamin (2011) Coastal vegetated systems

Bharucha Zareen (2011) Watershed development

Curtis-Quick, Jocelyn (2012) Coral reef fish ecology

Brading, Patrick (2012) Coral physiology and ocean acidification

Powell, Abigail (2012) Coral reef sponge ecology

Hine, Rachel (2014) Care farming

Franco, Chiara (2014) Coral reef production

Piercy, Julius (2014) Coral reef acoustics

Walsh-Sarah-Jane ( 2015) Coral bleaching

Camp, Emma (2015) Coral reefs and ocean acidification

Chamberlain, Jon (2015) Coral reef ecology

Boschetti, Simona (2015) Coral recruitment

Osman, Eslam (2017) Red Sea corals and climate change

Ms Sophie Stephenson (2017) Coral larval production and development

Biggerstaff, Andy (2017) Coral Bioeroding sponges Hosted by UoV, NZ

Tavallali, Leila (Active) Blue Carbon and temperate saltmarshes

Gouraguine, Adam (Active) Coral reef benthic &ndash pelagic coupling

Urrutia Figueroa, Victor E (Active) Coral Host - Zooxanthellae relationships

Marlow, Joe (Active) Coral reef invading sponge Hosted by UoV, NZ

McGrath, Emily (Active) Xestospongia ecophysiology Hosted by UoV, NZ

Ms Bethen Greenword (Active) The coral microbiome and stress tolerance

Ms Reem Almealla (Acvtive) Corals of Bahrain

Ms Synthesa Ksatrya (Active) Indonesias ocean policy

Ms Amy Wong (Active) Coral reef fish functional ecology

Current research

Current Research Students

Mr Adam Gouraguine

Ms Leila Tavallali

Ms Bethan Greenwood

Ms Reem Almealla

Ms Synthesa Ksatrya

Ms Amy Wong

Conferences and presentations

The Wallaceas Marine Environment

Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, Alfreds Wallaces Contribution to Science, The National Library of Indonesia, 11/10/2018

Keynote: Landscape review of coral restoration within the Coral triangle

Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, MARS / Paul Allen / IUCN Coral restoration Workshop, The Laguna Hotel, 23/8/2018

Aggressive Coral reef restoration within the Coral triangle

Invited presentation, Keynote presentation, Marine Resilience for Sustainable Goals, MarSave, Makassar, India, 7/8/2018

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Quantitative methods for Life Sciences (BS141)

  • Marine Vertebrates (BS254)

  • Coral Reef Biology (BS255)

  • Tropical Marine Field Research Skills (BS256)

  • Professional Skills for Ecological and Marine Scientists (BS257)

  • Tropical Marine Resources (BS705)

  • Tropical Marine Systems (BS706)

  • Professional Skills in Tropical Marine Biology (BS708)

  • Research Project: MSc Tropical Marine Biology (BS782)

  • Research Project in Biomolecular Science (BS831)

  • Research Project in Ecological and Marine Sciences (BS832)

  • Biodiversity and Conservation (BS243)

Previous supervision

Amy Sut Moy Sing Wong
Amy Sut Moy Sing Wong
Thesis title: Functional Ecology of Herbivorous Fish Communities in a Coral Reef System, Wakatobi, Se Sulawesi
Degree subject: Marine Biology
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 12/7/2019
Adam Gouraguine
Adam Gouraguine
Thesis title: Habitat Driven Responses of Reef Fish: Temporal Change, Niche Partitioning and Selection
Degree subject: Marine Biology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 25/6/2018
Leila Tavallali
Leila Tavallali
Thesis title: Spatial and Temporal Variability of Carbon Stocks Within the River Colne Estuary
Degree subject: Marine Biology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 15/2/2018
Sophie Stephenson
Sophie Stephenson
Thesis title: Bet-Hedging Reproductive Strategies in the Massive Caribbean Coral Favia Fragum
Degree subject: Marine Biology
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 12/7/2017
Eslam Osama Mohamed Mohamed Osman
Eslam Osama Mohamed Mohamed Osman
Thesis title: The Role of Thermal History in Shaping the Microbiome of Red Sea Corals
Degree subject: Marine Biology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 13/2/2017
Jonathan Chamberlain
Jonathan Chamberlain
Thesis title: Harnessing Collective Intelligence on Social Networks
Degree subject: Computer Science
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 22/12/2015
Emma Frances Camp
Emma Frances Camp
Thesis title: Ecological and Physiological Responses of Hard Corals to Variations in Seawater Carbonate Chemistry
Degree subject: Marine Biology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 10/11/2015
Sarah-Jane Walsh
Sarah-Jane Walsh
Thesis title: Regulation of Coral Tolerance to Thermal Induced Bleaching.
Degree subject: Marine Biology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 7/5/2015
Julius James Bennett Piercy
Julius James Bennett Piercy
Thesis title: Coral Reef Soundscapes and Larval Fish Recruitment
Degree subject: Marine Biology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 20/1/2015
Chiara Franco
Chiara Franco
Thesis title: Modelling the Dynamics of Caco3 Budgets in Changing Environments Using a Bayesian Belief Network Approach.
Degree subject: Marine Biology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 8/9/2014
Marzia Coslan
Marzia Coslan
Thesis title: Impact of Ocean Acidification on the Growth and Competitive Success of Octocorals
Degree subject: Marine Biology
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 22/1/2014
Madeline Frances Bain
Madeline Frances Bain
Thesis title: Drivers of Environmental Engagement and Key Lessons for Education
Degree subject: Environmental Sciences
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 8/2/2011

Publications

Journal articles (106)

Gardner, SG., Camp, EF., Smith, DJ., Kahlke, T., Osman, EO., Gendron, G., Hume, BCC., Pogoreutz, C., Voolstra, CR. and Suggett, DJ., (2019). Coral microbiome diversity reflects mass coral bleaching susceptibility during the 2016 El Niño heat wave. Ecology and Evolution. 9 (3), 938-956

Gouraguine, A., Moranta, J., Ruiz-Frau, A., Hinz, H., Reñones, O., Ferse, SCA., Jompa, J. and Smith, DJ., (2019). Citizen science in data and resource-limited areas: A tool to detect long-term ecosystem changes. PLoS ONE. 14 (1), e0210007-e0210007

Exton, DA., Ahmadia, GN., Cullen-Unsworth, LC., Jompa, J., May, D., Rice, J., Simonin, PW., Unsworth, RKF. and Smith, DJ., (2019). Artisanal fish fences pose broad and unexpected threats to the tropical coastal seascape. Nature Communications. 10 (1), 2100-

Rovellini, A., Dunn, MR., Fulton, EA., Webster, NS., Smith, DJ., Jompa, J., Haris, A., Berman, J. and Bell, JJ., (2019). Decadal variability in sponge abundance and biodiversity on an Indo-Pacific coral reef. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 620, 63-76

Clifton, J., Osman, EO., Suggett, DJ. and Smith, DJ., (2019). Resolving conservation and development tensions in a small island state: A governance analysis of Curieuse Marine National Park, Seychelles. Marine Policy, 103617-103617

Moore, AM., Tassakka, ACM., Ambo-Rappe, R., Yasir, I., Smith, DJ. and Jompa, J., (2019). Unexpected discovery of Diadema clarki in the Coral Triangle. Marine Biodiversity

Camp, EF., Schoepf, V., Mumby, PJ., Hardtke, LA., Rodolfo-Metalpa, R., Smith, DJ. and Suggett, DJ., (2018). The future of coral reefs subject to rapid climate change: Lessons from natural extreme environments. Frontiers in Marine Science. 5 (4)

Piercy, JJB., Smith, DJ., Jompa, J., Simpson, SD. and Codling, EA., (2018). High temporal resolution sampling reveals reef fish settlement is highly clustered. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences. 75 (4), 560-568

Roth, SK., Powell, A., Smith, DJ., Roth, F. and Schierwater, B., (2018). The highly competitive ascidian Didemnum sp. threatens coral reef communities in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 24, 48-54

Marlow, J., Smith, D., Werorilang, S. and Bell, J., (2018). Sedimentation limits the erosion rate of a bioeroding sponge. Marine Ecology. 39 (1), e12483-e12483

Ahmadia, GN., Tornabene, L., Smith, DJ. and Pezold, FL., (2018). The relative importance of regional, local, and evolutionary factors structuring cryptobenthic coral-reef assemblages. Coral Reefs. 37 (1), 279-293

Osman, EO., Smith, DJ., Ziegler, M., Kürten, B., Conrad, C., El-Haddad, KM., Voolstra, CR. and Suggett, DJ., (2018). Thermal refugia against coral bleaching throughout the northern Red Sea. Global Change Biology. 24 (2), e474-e484

Camp, EF., Dong, LF., Suggett, DJ., Smith, DJ., Boatman, TG., Crosswel, JR., Evenhuis, C., Scorfield, S., Walinjkar, A., Woods, J. and Lawson, T., (2017). A novel membrane inlet-infrared gas analysis (MI-IRGA) system for monitoring of seawater carbonate system. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 15 (1), 38-53

Biggerstaff, A., Smith, DJ., Jompa, J. and Bell, JJ., (2017). Metabolic responses of a phototrophic sponge to sedimentation supports transitions to sponge-dominated reefs. Scientific Reports. 7 (1), 2725-

Camp, EF., Nitschke, MR., Rodolfo-Metalpa, R., Houlbreque, F., Gardner, SG., Smith, DJ., Zampighi, M. and Suggett, DJ., (2017). Reef-building corals thrive within hot-acidified and deoxygenated waters. Scientific Reports. 7 (1), 2434-

Lohr, KE., Smith, DJ., Suggett, DJ., Nitschke, MR., Dumbrell, AJ., Woodcock, S. and Camp, EF., (2017). Coral community structure and recruitment in seagrass meadows. Frontiers in Marine Science. 4 (NOV)

Gouraguine, A., Díaz-Gil, C., Reñones, O., Otegui, DS., Palmer, M., Hinz, H., Catalán, IA., Smith, DJ. and Moranta, J., (2017). Behavioural response to detection of chemical stimuli of predation, feeding and schooling in a temperate juvenile fish. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 486, 140-147

McGrath, EC., Smith, DJ., Jopmpa, J. and Bell, JB., (2017). Adaptive mechanisms and physiological effects of suspended and settled sediment on barrel sponges. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 496, 74-83

Piercy, JJB., Smith, DJ., Codling, EA., Hill, AJ. and Simpson, SD., (2016). The Good, The Bad, and The Distant: Soundscape Cues for Larval Fish. EFFECTS OF NOISE ON AQUATIC LIFE II. 875, 829-837

Camp, EF., Smith, DJ., Evenhuis, C., Enochs, I., Manzello, D., Woodcock, S. and Suggett, DJ., (2016). Acclimatization to high-variance habitats does not enhance physiological tolerance of two key Caribbean corals to future temperature and pH. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 283 (1831), 20160442-20160442

Franco, C., Hepburn, LA., Smith, DJ., Nimrod, S. and Tucker, A., (2016). A Bayesian Belief Network to assess rate of changes in coral reef ecosystems. Environmental Modelling and Software. 80, 132-142

De Brauwer, M., Camp, E., Jompa, J. and Smith, DJ., (2016). High levels of heterospecific cohabitation among anemonefishes in Hoga Island, Indonesia. Marine Biodiversity. 46 (1), 19-20

Camp, EF., Hobbs, JPA., De Brauwer, M., Dumbrell, AJ. and Smith, DJ., (2016). Cohabitation promotes high diversity of clownfishes in the Coral Triangle. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 283 (1827), 20160277-20160277

Camp, EF., Hobbs, JA., De Brauwer, M., Dumbrell, AJ. and Smith, DJ., (2016). Cohabitation promotes high diversity of clownfishes in the Coral Triangle. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 283 (1827), creators-Smith=3ADavid_J=3A=3A

Fernandes, JA., Santos, L., Vance, T., Fileman, T., Smith, D., Bishop, JDD., Viard, F., Queirós, AM., Merino, G., Buisman, E. and Austen, MC., (2016). Costs and benefits to European shipping of ballast-water and hull-fouling treatment: Impacts of native and non-indigenous species. Marine Policy. 64, 148-155

Camp, EF., Suggett, DJ., Gendron, G., Jompa, J., Manfrino, C. and Smith, DJ., (2016). Mangrove and Seagrass Beds Provide Different Biogeochemical Services for Corals Threatened by Climate Change. Frontiers in Marine Science. 3 (APR)

Johan, O., Zamany, N., Smith, D. and Sweet, M., (2016). Prevalence and Incidence of Black Band Disease of Scleractinian Corals in the Kepulauan Seribu Region of Indonesia. Diversity. 8 (2), 11-11

Exton, DA., McGenity, TJ., Steinke, M., Smith, DJ. and Suggett, DJ., (2015). Uncovering the volatile nature of tropical coastal marine ecosystems in a changing world. Global Change Biology. 21 (4), 1383-1394

Biggerstaff, A., Smith, DJ., Jompa, J. and Bell, JJ., (2015). Photoacclimation supports environmental tolerance of a sponge to turbid low-light conditions. Coral Reefs. 34 (4), 1049-1061

Powell, A., Jones, T., Smith, DJ., Jompa, J. and Bell, JJ., (2015). Spongivory in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Southeast Sulawesi, Indonesia. Pacific Science. 69 (4), 487-508

Camp, EF., Krause, S-L., Santos, LMF., Naumann, MS., Kikuchi, RKP., Smith, DJ., Wild, C. and Suggett, DJ., (2015). The “Flexi-Chamber”: A Novel Cost-Effective In Situ Respirometry Chamber for Coral Physiological Measurements. PLOS ONE. 10 (10), e0138800-e0138800

Curnick, DJ., Head, CEI., Huang, D., Crabbe, MJC., Gollock, M., Hoeksema, BW., Johnson, KG., Jones, R., Koldewey, HJ., Obura, DO., Rosen, BR., Smith, DJ., Taylor, ML., Turner, JR., Wren, S. and Redding, DW., (2015). Setting evolutionary-based conservation priorities for a phylogenetically data-poor taxonomic group (Scleractinia). Animal Conservation. 18 (4), 303-312

Smith, D., Leary, P., Craggs, J., Bythell, J. and Sweet, M., (2015). Microbial Communities Associated with Healthy and White Syndrome-Affected Echinopora lamellosa in Aquaria and Experimental Treatment with the Antibiotic Ampicillin. PLOS ONE. 10 (3), e0121780-e0121780

Camp, EF., Krause, S., Santos, LMF., Naumann, MS., Kikuchi, RKP., Smith, DJ., Wild, C. and Suggett, DJ., (2015). The ?Flexi-Chamber?: A Novel Cost-Effective In Situ Respirometry Chamber for Coral Physiological Measurements. PloS One. 10 (10), creators-Smith=3ADavid_J=3A=3A

Redding, DW., Curnick, DJ., Head, CEI., Huang, D., Crabbe, MJC., Gollock, M., Hoeksema, BW., Johnson, KG., Jones, R., Koldewey, HJ., Obura, DO., Rosen, BR., Smith, DJ., Taylor, ML., Turner, JR. and Wren, S., (2015). Setting evolutionary based conservation priorities for a phylogenetically data-poor taxonomic group (Scleractinia): response to the commentaries. Animal Conservation. 18 (4), 320-321

Girling, JA., Thomas, KV., Brooks, SJ., Smith, DJ., Shahsavari, E. and Ball, AS., (2015). A macroalgal germling bioassay to assess biocide concentrations in marine waters. Marine Pollution Bulletin. 91 (1), 82-86

Girling, JA., Thomas, KV., Brooks, SJ., Smith, DJ., Shahsavari, E. and Ball, AS., (2015). A macroalgal germling bioassay to assess biocide concentrations in marine waters. MARINE POLLUTION BULLETIN. 91 (1), 82-86

Bartke, RM., Cameron, EL., Cristie-David, AS., Custer, TC., Denies, MS., Daher, M., Dhakal, S., Ghosh, S., Heinicke, LA., Hoff, JD., Hou, Q., Kahlscheuer, ML., Karslake, J., Krieger, AG., Li, J., Li, X., Lund, PE., Vo, NN., Park, J., Pitchiaya, S., Rai, V., Smith, DJ., Suddala, KC., Wang, J., Widom, JR. and Walter, NG., (2015). Meeting report: SMART timing-principles of single molecule techniques course at the University of Michigan 2014. Biopolymers. 103 (5), 296-302

Bharucha, ZP., Smith, D. and Pretty, J., (2014). All Paths Lead to Rain: Explaining why Watershed Development in India Does Not Alleviate the Experience of Water Scarcity. The Journal of Development Studies. 50 (9), 1209-1225

Powell, A., Smith, DJ., Hepburn, LJ., Jones, T., Berman, J., Jompa, J. and Bell, JJ., (2014). Reduced Diversity and High Sponge Abundance on a Sedimented Indo-Pacific Reef System: Implications for Future Changes in Environmental Quality. PLoS ONE. 9 (1), e85253-e85253

Piercy, JJB., Codling, EA., Hill, AJ., Smith, DJ. and Simpson, SD., (2014). Habitat quality affects sound production and likely distance of detection on coral reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 516, 35-47

Bell, JJ., Smith, D., Hannan, D., Haris, A. and Thomas, L., (2014). Isolation and characterisation of twelve polymorphic microsatellite markers for Xestospongia spp. and their use for confirming species identity. Conservation Genetics Resources. 6 (1), 105-106

Bell, JJ., Smith, D., Hannan, D., Haris, A., Jompa, J. and Thomas, L., (2014). Resilience to Disturbance Despite Limited Dispersal and Self-Recruitment in Tropical Barrel Sponges: Implications for Conservation and Management. PLoS ONE. 9 (3), e91635-e91635

Smith, D., Leary, P., Bendall, M., Flach, E., Jones, R. and Sweet, M., (2014). A Novel Investigation of a Blister-Like Syndrome in Aquarium Echinopora lamellosa. PLoS ONE. 9 (5), e97018-e97018

Pronzato, R., Powell, A., Smith, DJ., Hepburn, LJ., Jones, T., Berman, J., Jompa, J. and Bell, JJ., (2014). Reduced Diversity and High Sponge Abundance on a Sedimented Indo-Pacific Reef System: Implications for Future Changes in Environmental Quality. PLoS ONE. 9 (1), creators-Hepburn=3ALeanne_J=3A=3A

Pronzato, R., Bell, JJ., Smith, DJ., Hannan, D., Haris, A., Jompa, J. and Thomas, L., (2014). Resilience to Disturbance Despite Limited Dispersal and Self-Recruitment in Tropical Barrel Sponges: Implications for Conservation and Management. PloS One. 9 (3), creators-Smith=3ADavid_J=3A=3A

Smith, DJ., (2014). Watching Wakatobi: A working Coral Reef. Asian Diver Magazine (2)

Suggett, DJ., Dong, LF., Lawson, T., Lawrenz, E., Torres, L. and Smith, DJ., (2013). Light availability determines susceptibility of reef building corals to ocean acidification. Coral Reefs. 32 (2), 327-337

Suggett, DJ., Dong, LF., Lawson, T., Lawrenz, E., Torres, L. and Smith, DJ., (2013). Erratum to: Light availability determines susceptibility of reef building corals to ocean acidification. Coral Reefs. 32 (2), 339-339

Brading, P., Warner, ME., Smith, DJ. and Suggett, DJ., (2013). Contrasting modes of inorganic carbon acquisition amongstSymbiodinium(Dinophyceae) phylotypes. New Phytologist. 200 (2), 432-442

Salinas-de-León, P., Dryden, C., Smith, DJ. and Bell, JJ., (2013). Temporal and spatial variability in coral recruitment on two Indonesian coral reefs: consistently lower recruitment to a degraded reef. Marine Biology. 160 (1), 97-105

Tornabene, L., Ahmadia, GN., Berumen, ML., Smith, DJ., Jompa, J. and Pezold, F., (2013). Evolution of microhabitat association and morphology in a diverse group of cryptobenthic coral reef fishes (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Eviota). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution. 66 (1), 391-400

Ahmadia, GN., Pezold, FL. and Smith, DJ., (2012). Cryptobenthic fish biodiversity and microhabitat use in healthy and degraded coral reefs in SE Sulawesi, Indonesia. Marine Biodiversity. 42 (4), 433-442

Green, BC., Smith, DJ. and Underwood, GJC., (2012). Habitat connectivity and spatial complexity differentially affect mangrove and salt marsh fish assemblages. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 466, 177-192

Ahmadia, GN., Sheard, LJ., Pezold, FL. and Smith, DJ., (2012). Cryptobenthic fish assemblages across the coral reef−seagrass continuum in SE Sulawesi, Indonesia. Aquatic Biology. 16 (2), 125-135

Smale, DA., Barnes, DKA., Barnes, RSK., Smith, DJ. and Suggett, DJ., (2012). Spatial variability in the structure of intertidal crab and gastropod assemblages within the Seychelles Archipelago (Indian Ocean). Journal of Sea Research. 69, 8-15

Suggett, DJ., Kikuchi, RKP., Oliveira, MDM., Spanó, S., Carvalho, R. and Smith, DJ., (2012). Photobiology of corals from Brazil’s near-shore marginal reefs of Abrolhos. Marine Biology. 159 (7), 1461-1473

Pisapia, C., Hennige, SJ., Haapkylä, J., Matteucci, R. and Smith, DJ., (2012). Morphological Changes in Polyp Structure of Massive Coral Species in Clear and Turbid Waters. Bulletin of Marine Science. 88 (1), 183-191

Clifton, J., Etienne, M., Barnes, DKA., Barnes, RSK., Suggett, DJ. and Smith, DJ., (2012). Marine conservation policy in Seychelles: Current constraints and prospects for improvement. Marine Policy. 36 (3), 823-831

Green, BC., Smith, DJ., Grey, J. and Underwood, GJC., (2012). High site fidelity and low site connectivity in temperate salt marsh fish populations: a stable isotope approach. Oecologia. 168 (1), 245-255

Mansell, PJ., Suggett, DJ. and Smith, DJ., (2012). Management of marine resources; combining industry and research. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 92 (4), 643-646

Mansell, PJ., Suggett, DJ. and Smith, DJ., (2012). Management of marine resources; combining industry and research. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 92 (04), 643-646

Salinas-de-León, P., Costales-Carrera, A., Zeljkovic, S., Smith, DJ. and Bell, JJ., (2011). Scleractinian settlement patterns to natural cleared reef substrata and artificial settlement panels on an Indonesian coral reef. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 93 (1), 80-85

Cullen-Unsworth, LC., Pretty, J. and Smith, DJ., (2011). Developing community-derived indicators of economic status in the coral triangle: A management support tool. Ocean & Coastal Management. 54 (6), 446-454

Brading, P., Warner, ME., Davey, P., Smith, DJ., Achterberg, EP. and Suggett, DJ., (2011). Differential effects of ocean acidification on growth and photosynthesis among phylotypes ofSymbiodinium(Dinophyceae). Limnology and Oceanography. 56 (3), 927-938

SUGGETT, DAVIDJ. and SMITH, DAVIDJ., (2011). Interpreting the sign of coral bleaching as friend vs. foe. Global Change Biology. 17 (1), 45-55

Exton, DA., Smith, DJ., McGenity, TJ., Steinke, M., Hills, AJ. and Suggett, DJ., (2010). Application of a Fast Isoprene Sensor (FIS) for measuring isoprene production from marine samples. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 8 (5), 185-195

Hennige, SJ., Smith, DJ., Walsh, S-J., McGinley, MP., Warner, ME. and Suggett, DJ., (2010). Acclimation and adaptation of scleractinian coral communities along environmental gradients within an Indonesian reef system. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 391 (1-2), 143-152

Unsworth, RKF., Cullen, LC., Pretty, JN., Smith, DJ. and Bell, JJ., (2010). Economic and subsistence values of the standing stocks of seagrass fisheries: Potential benefits of no-fishing marine protected area management. Ocean & Coastal Management. 53 (5-6), 218-224

Powell, AL., Hepburn, LJ., Smith, DJ. and Bell, JJ., (2010). Patterns of Sponge Abundance Across a Gradient of Habitat Quality in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Indonesia. The Open Marine Biology Journal. 4 (1), 31-38

Barnes, DKA., Barnes, RSK., Smith, DJ. and Rothery, P., (2009). Littoral biodiversity across scales in the Seychelles, Indian Ocean. Marine Biodiversity. 39 (2), 109-119

Haapkylä, J., Unsworth, RKF., Seymour, AS., Melbourne-Thomas, J., Flavell, M., Willis, BL. and Smith, DJ., (2009). Spatio-temporal coral disease dynamics in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, South-East Sulawesi, Indonesia. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms. 87 (1-2), 105-115

Green, BC., Smith, DJ., Earley, SE., Hepburn, LJ. and Underwood, GJC., (2009). Seasonal changes in community composition and trophic structure of fish populations of five salt marshes along the Essex coastline, United Kingdom. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 85 (2), 247-256

Unsworth, RKF., Garrard, SL., De León, PS., Cullen, LC., Smith, DJ., Sloman, KA. and Bell, JJ., (2009). Structuring of Indo-Pacific fish assemblages along the mangrove–seagrass continuum. Aquatic Biology. 5 (1), 85-95

Hennige, SJ., Suggett, DJ., Warner, ME., McDougall, KE. and Smith, DJ., (2009). Photobiology of Symbiodinium revisited: bio-physical and bio-optical signatures. Coral Reefs. 28 (1), 179-195

Haapkylä, J., Seymour, AS., Barneah, O., Brickner, I., Hennige, S., Suggett, D. and Smith, D., (2009). Association of Waminoa sp. (Acoela) with corals in the Wakatobi Marine Park, South-East Sulawesi, Indonesia. Marine Biology. 156 (5), 1021-1027

Barnes, RSK., Smith, DJ., Barnes, DKA. and Gerlach, J., (2008). Variation in the distribution of supralittoral vegetation around an atoll cay: Desroches (Amirante Islands, Seychelles). Atoll Research Bulletin. 565 (565), 1-6

Hennige, SJ., Smith, DJ., Perkins, R., Consalvey, M., Paterson, DM. and Suggett, DJ., (2008). Photoacclimation, growth and distribution of massive coral species in clear and turbid waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 369, 77-88

Suggett, DJ., Warner, ME., Smith, DJ., Davey, P., Hennige, S. and Baker, NR., (2008). PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND PRODUCTION OF HYDROGEN PEROXIDE BYSYMBIODINIUM(PYRRHOPHYTA) PHYLOTYPES WITH DIFFERENT THERMAL TOLERANCES1. Journal of Phycology. 44 (4), 948-956

Pilgrim, SE., Cullen, LC., Smith, DJ. and Pretty, J., (2008). Ecological Knowledge is Lost in Wealthier Communities and Countries. Environmental Science & Technology. 42 (4), 1004-1009

Unsworth, RKF., De León, PS., Garrard, SL., Jompa, J., Smith, DJ. and Bell, JJ., (2008). High connectivity of Indo-Pacific seagrass fish assemblages with mangrove and coral reef habitats. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 353, 213-224

Pilgrim, S., Smith, D. and Pretty, J., (2007). A CROSS-REGIONAL ASSESSMENT OF THE FACTORS AFFECTING ECOLITERACY: IMPLICATIONS FOR POLICY AND PRACTICE. Ecological Applications. 17 (6), 1742-1751

Cullen, LC., Pretty, J., Smith, D. and Pilgrim, SE., (2007). Links between local ecological knowledge and wealth in indigenous communities of Indonesia: Implications for conservation of marine resources. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences. 2 (1), 289-299

Unsworth, RKF., Grave, SD., Jompa, J., Smith, DJ. and Bell, JJ., (2007). Faunal relationships with seagrass habitat structure: a case study using shrimp from the Indo-Pacific. Marine and Freshwater Research. 58 (11), 1008-1008

Unsworth, RKF., Bell, JJ. and Smith, DJ., (2007). Tidal fish connectivity of reef and sea grass habitats in the Indo-Pacific. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 87 (5), 1287-1296

Unsworth, RKF., Taylor, JD., Powell, A., Bell, JJ. and Smith, DJ., (2007). The contribution of scarid herbivory to seagrass ecosystem dynamics in the Indo-Pacific. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 74 (1-2), 53-62

Unsworth, RKF., Powell, A., Hukom, F. and Smith, DJ., (2007). The ecology of Indo-Pacific grouper (Serranidae) species and the effects of a small scale no take area on grouper assemblage, abundance and size frequency distribution. Marine Biology. 152 (2), 243-254

Unsworth, RKF., Wylie, E., Smith, DJ. and Bell, JJ., (2007). Diel trophic structuring of seagrass bed fish assemblages in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, Indonesia. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 72 (1-2), 81-88

Haapkylä, J., Seymour, AS., Trebilco, J. and Smith, D., (2007). Coral disease prevalence and coral health in the Wakatobi Marine Park, south-east Sulawesi, Indonesia. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 87 (2), 403-414

Crabbe, MJC., Wilson, MEJ. and Smith, DJ., (2006). Quaternary corals from reefs in the Wakatobi Marine National Park, SE Sulawesi, Indonesia, show similar growth rates to modern corals from the same area. Journal of Quaternary Science. 21 (8), 803-809

Crabbe, MJC. and Smith, DJ., (2006). Modelling variations in corallite morphology of Galaxea fascicularis coral colonies with depth and light on coastal fringing reefs in the Wakatobi Marine National Park (S.E. Sulawesi, Indonesia). Computational Biology and Chemistry. 30 (2), 155-159

Crabbe, MJC. and Smith, DJ., (2005). Sediment impacts on growth rates of Acropora and Porites corals from fringing reefs of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Coral Reefs. 24 (3), 437-441

Smith, DJ., Suggett, DJ. and Baker, NR., (2005). Is photoinhibition of zooxanthellae photosynthesis the primary cause of thermal bleaching in corals?. Global Change Biology. 11 (1), 1-11

PRETTY, JULES. and SMITH, DAVID., (2004). Social Capital in Biodiversity Conservation and Management. Conservation Biology. 18 (3), 631-638

Crabbe, MJC., Karaviotis, S. and Smith, DJ., (2004). Preliminary comparison of three coral reef sites in the Wakatobi Marine National Park (S.E. Sulawesi, Indonesia): Estimated recruitment dates compared with Discovery Bay, Jamaica. Bulletin of Marine Science. 74 (2), 469-476

Crabbe, MJ., Karaviotis, S. and Smith, DJ., (2004). Monitoring growth of hard corals as performance indicators for coral reefs. Journal of Biological Education. 38 (3), 113-117

Bell, JJ. and Smith, D., (2004). Ecology of sponge assemblages (Porifera) in the Wakatobi region, south-east Sulawesi, Indonesia: richness and abundance. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 84 (3), 581-591

Crabbe, MJC. and Smith, DJ., (2003). Erratum to “Computer modelling and estimation of recruitment patterns of non-branching coral colonies at three sites in Wakatobi Marine Park, S.E. Sulawesi, Indonesia; implications for coral reef conservation”. Computational Biology and Chemistry. 27 (4-5), 521-521

Crabbe, MJC. and Smith, DJ., (2003). Computer modelling and estimation of recruitment patterns of non-branching coral colonies at three sites in the Wakatobi Marine Park, S.E. Sulawesi, Indonesia; implications for coral reef conservation. Computational Biology and Chemistry. 27 (1), 17-27

Crabbe, JM. and Smith, DJ., (2002). Comparison of two reef sites in the Wakatobi Marine National Park (SE Sulawesi, Indonesia) using digital image analysis. Coral Reefs. 21 (3), 242-244

Smith, DJ. and Underwood, GJC., (2000). The production of extracellular carbohydrates by estuarine benthic diatoms: the effects of growth phase and light and dark treatment. Journal of Phycology. 36 (2), 321-333

Smith, DJ. and Underwood, GJC., (1998). Exopolymer production by intertidal epipelic diatoms. Limnology and Oceanography. 43 (7), 1578-1591

Underwood, GJC. and Smith, DJ., (1998). In situ measurements of exopolymer production by intertidal epipelic diatom-dominated biofilms in the Humber estuary. Geological Society, London, Special Publications. 139 (1), 125-134

Underwood, GJC. and Smith, DJ., (1998). Predicting Epipelic Diatom Exopolymer Concentrations in Intertidal Sediments from Sediment Chlorophyll a. Microbial Ecology. 35 (2), 116-125

Smith, D., Hughes, RG. and Cox, EJ., (1996). Predation of epipelic diatoms by the amphipod Corophium volutator and the polychaete Nereis diversicolor. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 145 (1-3), 53-61

Tilmant, JT., Curry, RW., Jones, R., Szmant, A., Zieman, JC., Flora, M., Robblee, MB., Smith, D., Snow, RW. and Wanless, H., (1994). Hurricane Andrew's Effects on Marine Resources. BioScience. 44 (4), 230-237

Books (2)

Clifton, J., Unsworth, RKF. and Smith, DJ., (2013). Marine research and conservation in the Coral Triangle. 9781616684730

Garcia, A., (2000). Preface. IBM. 9781616684730

Book chapters (5)

Cwiklinski, K., Donnelly, S., Drysdale, O., Jewhurst, H., Smith, D., De Marco Verissimo, C., Pritsch, IC., O'Neill, S., Dalton, JP. and Robinson, MW., (2019). The cathepsin-like cysteine peptidases of trematodes of the genus Fasciola. In: Advances in Parasitology. Elsevier. 113- 164. 9780128177167

Exton, DA., Simonin, P. and Smith, DJ., (2015). Coral Reefs: Artisanal Fisheries and Community-based Management. In: Routledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia. Editors: Harris, PG. and Lang, G., . Routledge. 9780415659857

Hennige, SJ., Suggett, DJ., Hepburn, LJ., Pugsley, A., Crabbe, J. and Smith, DJ., (2013). Coral reefs of the Wakatobi: Processes of reef growth and loss. In: Marine Research and Conservation in the Coral Triangle. 27- 44. 9781616684730

McMellor, S. and Smith, DJ., (2013). Coral reefs of the Wakatobi: Abundance and biodiversity. In: Marine Research and Conservation in the Coral Triangle. 11- 26. 9781616684730

Exton, DA. and Smith, DJ., (2012). Coral reef fisheries and the role of communities in their management. In: Fishery Management. 1- 21. 9781612096827

Conferences (1)

Walsh, S., Brading, P., Suggett, DJ. and Smith, DJ., (2012). Working with Nature to Identify Coral Reefs with Increased Environmental Tolerance

Grants and funding

2019

Grand Cayman Cruise Terminal: Monitoring Coral Larval Settlement

HASKONINGDHV UK LIMITED

2018

Coral Communities of The Seychelles: Managing reef resilience and loss

Earthwatch Institute

Gradients of marine biodiversity and linkages with eDNA across the Wallacea Region

Natural Environment Research Council

Rebuilding Coral Reef Ecosystems with 3D Printing

University of Essex

Chief Scientific Advisor to Mars Foundation Coral Reef Restoration Programme.

Mars Inc

Grand Cayman Cruise Terminal: Monitoring Coral Larval Settlement

HASKONINGDHV UK LIMITED

2017

Coral Communities in the Seyschelles

Earthwatch Institute

2016

Coral relocation project

HASKONINGDHV UK LIMITED

2014

Coral Reefs of New Providence Island, Bahamas

Blackstone Consultancy Ltd

2013

Coral & Coastal Ecology of the Seychelles

Earthwatch Institute

2011

Coral & Coastal Ecology of the Seychelles (Extended Project)

Earthwatch Institute

SYMBIOCoRe

European Commission

2009

NERC LIN KE Fellow - Phillippa Mansell

Natural Environment Research Council

A Community Metabolism Approach - Coral Growth

Natural Environment Research Council

2008

Faecal Pollution Indicators

Environment Agency

Regulation Of Isoprene Production By Coa

Natural Environment Research Council

Coral and Coastal Ecology of the Seychelles

Earthwatch Institute

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