Sean R Connolly

Summary

Affiliation: James Cook University
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Estimating dispersal potential for marine larvae: dynamic models applied to scleractinian corals
    Sean R Connolly
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Ecology 91:3572-83. 2010
  2. pmc Fitness consequences of female multiple mating: a direct test of indirect benefits
    Miguel Barbosa
    CESAM, Department of Biology, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal
    BMC Evol Biol 12:185. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Process-based models of species distributions and the mid-domain effect
    Sean R Connolly
    Centre for Coral Reef Biodiversity, School of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Am Nat 166:1-11. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Testing species abundance models: a new bootstrap approach applied to Indo-Pacific coral reefs
    Sean R Connolly
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
    Ecology 90:3138-49. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Multiple modes in a coral species abundance distribution
    Maria Dornelas
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Ecol Lett 11:1008-16. 2008
  6. pmc Population growth rates of reef sharks with and without fishing on the great barrier reef: robust estimation with multiple models
    Mizue Hisano
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e25028. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Coral reef diversity refutes the neutral theory of biodiversity
    Maria Dornelas
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Nature 440:80-2. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Community structure of corals and reef fishes at multiple scales
    Sean R Connolly
    Centre for Coral Reef Biodiversity, Department of Marine Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia
    Science 309:1363-5. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Synthesizing larval competence dynamics and reef-scale retention reveals a high potential for self-recruitment in corals
    Joana Figueiredo
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811 Australia
    Ecology 94:650-9. 2013
  10. pmc Understanding diversity-stability relationships: towards a unified model of portfolio effects
    Loic M Thibaut
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia
    Ecol Lett 16:140-50. 2013

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Estimating dispersal potential for marine larvae: dynamic models applied to scleractinian corals
    Sean R Connolly
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Ecology 91:3572-83. 2010
    ....
  2. pmc Fitness consequences of female multiple mating: a direct test of indirect benefits
    Miguel Barbosa
    CESAM, Department of Biology, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal
    BMC Evol Biol 12:185. 2012
    ..We do this by allowing female Trinidadian guppies to mate with either a single male or with multiple males, and then tracking the consequences of these matings across two generations...
  3. ncbi request reprint Process-based models of species distributions and the mid-domain effect
    Sean R Connolly
    Centre for Coral Reef Biodiversity, School of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Am Nat 166:1-11. 2005
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Testing species abundance models: a new bootstrap approach applied to Indo-Pacific coral reefs
    Sean R Connolly
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
    Ecology 90:3138-49. 2009
    ..Such individual-based tests therefore may be able to identify lack of model fit where previous tests have been inconclusive...
  5. doi request reprint Multiple modes in a coral species abundance distribution
    Maria Dornelas
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Ecol Lett 11:1008-16. 2008
    ..However, spatial aggregation partially explains our results. We inspect published work on species abundance distributions, and suggest that multimodality may be a common feature of large samples...
  6. pmc Population growth rates of reef sharks with and without fishing on the great barrier reef: robust estimation with multiple models
    Mizue Hisano
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Australia
    PLoS ONE 6:e25028. 2011
    ..They also highlight the potential utility of rigorously characterizing uncertainty, and applying multiple assessment methods, to obtain robust estimates of population trends in species threatened by overfishing...
  7. ncbi request reprint Coral reef diversity refutes the neutral theory of biodiversity
    Maria Dornelas
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Nature 440:80-2. 2006
    ..Instead, our results support spatio-temporal environmental stochasticity as a major driver of diversity patterns on coral reefs...
  8. ncbi request reprint Community structure of corals and reef fishes at multiple scales
    Sean R Connolly
    Centre for Coral Reef Biodiversity, Department of Marine Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia
    Science 309:1363-5. 2005
    ..Our findings underscore the importance of robust conservation strategies that are appropriately scaled to the broad suite of environmental processes that help sustain biodiversity...
  9. ncbi request reprint Synthesizing larval competence dynamics and reef-scale retention reveals a high potential for self-recruitment in corals
    Joana Figueiredo
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD 4811 Australia
    Ecology 94:650-9. 2013
    ....
  10. pmc Understanding diversity-stability relationships: towards a unified model of portfolio effects
    Loic M Thibaut
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Qld 4811, Australia
    Ecol Lett 16:140-50. 2013
    ..This theory provides a more robust framework for analysing the results of empirical studies of the DSR, and facilitates the integration of findings from real and model communities...
  11. ncbi request reprint Effects of sex change on the implications of marine reserves for fisheries
    Neil C S Chan
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Ecol Appl 22:778-91. 2012
    ..Our findings highlight the importance of considering the different contributions of males and females to population growth and fishery yields when evaluating the efficacy of marine reserves for enhancement of fished species...
  12. ncbi request reprint Environmental limits to growth: physiological niche boundaries of corals along turbidity-light gradients
    Kenneth R N Anthony
    Centre for Coral Reef Biodiversity, School of Marine Biology and Aquaculture, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, 4811, Australia
    Oecologia 141:373-84. 2004
    ..Given that many resources can stress organisms when supply rates are high, we propose that the functional responses of energy losses will prove to be important determinants of niche differences in other systems as well...
  13. doi request reprint Heterospecific aggression and dominance in a guild of coral-feeding fishes: the roles of dietary ecology and phylogeny
    Shane A Blowes
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Am Nat 182:157-68. 2013
    ..Our results support the use of phylogeny as a proxy for ecological similarity among butterflyfishes, but we find that direct measures of dietary overlap and specialization predict heterospecific agression much better than phylogeny...
  14. doi request reprint Sensitivity of coral calcification to ocean acidification: a meta-analysis
    Neil C S Chan
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, 4811, Australia
    Glob Chang Biol 19:282-90. 2013
    ..These values are near the low end of published projections, but support the emerging view that variability due to local environmental conditions and species composition is likely to be substantial...
  15. pmc What is macroecology?
    Sally A Keith
    Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Biol Lett 8:904-6. 2012
    ..The key themes that emerged were a shift towards more explicit modelling of ecological processes, a growing synthesis across systems and scales, and new opportunities to apply macroecological concepts in other research fields...
  16. ncbi request reprint Ongoing collapse of coral-reef shark populations
    William D Robbins
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Curr Biol 16:2314-9. 2006
    ..Further steps are urgently required for protecting this critical functional group from ecological extinction...
  17. doi request reprint Effects of asymmetric dispersal on the coexistence of competing species
    Yacov Salomon
    James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, Australia
    Ecol Lett 13:432-41. 2010
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  18. ncbi request reprint Diversity and stability of herbivorous fishes on coral reefs
    Loic M Thibaut
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Ecology 93:891-901. 2012
    ..We conclude that portfolio effects can be very strong in nature and that, for coral reefs in particular, response diversity may help maintain herbivory above the threshold levels that trigger regime shifts...
  19. ncbi request reprint Risk spreading, connectivity, and optimal reserve spacing
    Shane A Blowes
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Ecol Appl 22:311-21. 2012
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  20. ncbi request reprint Ecological consequences of major hydrodynamic disturbances on coral reefs
    Joshua S Madin
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Nature 444:477-80. 2006
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  21. ncbi request reprint Interactions between morphological and physiological plasticity optimize energy acquisition in corals
    Mia O Hoogenboom
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies and School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland 4811, Australia
    Ecology 89:1144-54. 2008
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Effects of delayed settlement on post-settlement growth and survival of scleractinian coral larvae
    Erin M Graham
    School of Marine and Tropical Biology, James Cook University, Townsville, QLD, 4811, Australia
    Oecologia 173:431-8. 2013
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  23. pmc Climate-mediated mechanical changes to post-disturbance coral assemblages
    Joshua S Madin
    National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93101, USA
    Biol Lett 4:490-3. 2008
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