Peer-reviewed Publications

Keith SA, Baird AH, Hobbs J-P A, Woolsey ES, Hoey AS, Fadli N, Sanders NJ (2018) Synchronous behavioural shifts in reef fishes linked to mass coral bleaching. Nature Climate Change.

Baird AH, Keith SA, Woolsey E, Yoshida R, and Naruse T (2017). Rapid coral mortality following unusually calm and hot conditions on Iriomote, Japan. F1000Research, 6:1728

Ainsworth T, Bridge T, Torda G, Raina JB, Gates R, Padilla-Gamiño J, Spalding HL, Smith C, Woolsey ES, Krause L, Bourne DG, Bongaerts P, Hoegh-Guldberg O, and Leggat W (2015). The coral core microbiome identifies rare bacterial taxa as ubiquitous endosymbionts. International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME) Journal doi: 10.1038/ismej.2015.39

Baird AH, Gudge S, Keith SA, Tan C, and Woolsey ES (2015). Coral reproduction on a high latitude reef: Lord Howe Island, Australia. Aquatic Biology 23: 275-284

Keith SA, Woolsey ES and Baird AH (2015). Differential establishment potential of species drives a shift in coral assemblage structure across a biogeographic barrier. Ecography doi: 10.1111/ecog.01437

Woolsey ES, Keith SA, Byrne M, Schmidt-Roach S and Baird AH (2015). Latitudinal variation in thermal tolerance thresholds of early life stages of corals. Coral Reefs 34: 471-478.

de Bérigny Wall C, Gough P, Faleh M, and Woolsey E (2014). Tangible user interface design for climate change education in interactive installation art. Leonardo (MIT Press).

Woolsey ES, Byrne M and Baird A (2013). The effects of temperature on embryonic development and larval survival in two scleractinian corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series 493: 179-184

Woolsey ES, Byrne M, Beaman R, Williams S, Pizarro O, Bridge T, Thornborough K, Davies P and Webster J. (2013). Ophiopsila pantherina beds on subaqueous dunes off the Great Barrier Reef. In Echinoderms in a Changing World. C. Johnson et al (eds). See:

Schmidt-Roach S, Miller K, Woolsey ES, Gerlach G and Baird A (2012). Spawning by Pocillopora species on the Great Barrier Reef. PlosOne 7(12): e50847. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050847

Woolsey E (2012). Self-fertilization suppresses thermal tolerance in embryos of reef-building coral. Proceedings of the 12th International Coral Reef Symposium, Cairns, Australia, 9-13 July 2012.

Woolsey E, Bainbridge S, Kingsford M and Byrne M (2012). Impacts of Cyclone Hamish at One Tree Reef: integrating environmental and benthic habitat data. Marine Biology 159: 793-803.

Schneider K, Silverman J, Woolsey E, Eriksson H, Byrne M and Caldeira K (2011). Potential influence of sea cucumbers on coral reef CaCO3 budget: a case study at One Tree Reef. Journal of Geophysical Research – Biogeosciences. Vol. 116, Issue G4

Byrne M, Selvakumaraswamy P, Ho MA, Woolsey E and Nguyen HD (2011). Sea urchin development in a global change hotspot, potential for southerly migration of warm adapted propagules. Deep Sea Research II 58: 712-719.

Webster J, Beaman R, Bridge T, Davies PJ, Byrne M, Williams S, Manning P, Pizarro O, Thornborough K, Woolsey E, Thomas A and Tudhope A (2008). From corals to canyons: the Great Barrier Reef margin. Eos 89: 217-218.


Additional publications, blog posts, and conference posters

Woolsey ES (2017) The Big Bleach: Quantifying a Coral Catastrophe in the Maldives. The Hydrous blog.

Woolsey ES and Keith SA (2015). Corals in a marginal environment rely on establishment over dispersal. Ecography blog.

de Bérigny Wall C and Woolsey E (2012). Climate change education: fostering dialogues between science and art. The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses 3: pp.145-156.

Byrne M, Woolsey E, Williams S, Pizarro O, Bridge T, Thornborough K, Davies P, Beaman R and Webster J (July, 2009). Flashing Stars Light Up Subaqueous Dunes off the GBR. ECOS (CSIRO Publishing).

Woolsey E (April 2012) “Videoconferencing with corals”. Published on the Mission Blue website. About the educational programs at Reef HQ, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s public aquarium in Townsville, QLD.

Poster: Woolsey E, Byrne M and Bainbridge S. New technologies used to monitor Tropical Cyclone Hamish at One Tree Island Reef. Australian Coral Reef Society (ACRS) Conference, Darwin, September 2009.

Poster: Exploring the deep GBR using AUV and multibeam data. Bridge, Webster, Beaman, Davies, Williams, Pizarro, Woolsey, Abbey and Done. 4th International Deep Sea Coral Symposium, Wellington, New Zealand December 2008.