Flower J, Ortiz JC, Chollett I, Abdullah S, Castro-Sanguino C, Hock K, Lam V, Mumby PJ Interpreting coral reef monitoring data: A guide for improved management decisions, Ecological Indicators, Volume 72, January 2017, 848-869,

Samper-Villarreal, J., Lovelock, C. E., Saunders, M. I., Roelfsema, C. and Mumby, P. J. (2016), Organic carbon in seagrass sediments is influenced by seagrass canopy complexity, turbidity, wave height, and water depth. Limnol. Oceanogr., 61: 938–952. doi:10.1002/lno.10262

Mumby PJ (2016) Stratifying herbivore fisheries by habitat to avoid ecosystem overfishing of coral reefs. Fish and Fisheries 17: 266-278

Ainsworth TD, Heron SF, Ortiz JC, Mumby PJ, Grech A, Ogawa D, Eakin CM, Leggat WL (2016) Climate change disables coral bleaching protection on the Great Barrier Reef. Science 352:6283, 338-342 doi: 10.1126/science.aac7125

Roff G, Doropoulos C, Rogers A, Bozec Y-M, Kruck N, Aurellado E, Priest M, Birrell C, Mumby PJ (2016) The ecological role of sharks on coral reefs. Trends in Ecology & Evolution

Castro-Sanguino C, Lovelock C, Mumby PJ (2016) The effect of structurally complex corals and herbivory on the dynamics of Halimeda. Coral Reefs 35:597 doi:10.1007/s00338-016-1412-5

Wolff NH, Wong A, Vitolo R, Stolberg K, Anthony KRN, Mumby PJ (2016) Temporal clustering of tropical cyclones on the Great Barrier Reef and its ecological importance. Coral Reefs 35:613 doi:10.1007/s00338-016-1400-9

Gonzalez-Rivero M, Bozec Y-M, Chollett I, Ferrari R, Schonberg CHL, Mumby PJ (2016) Asymmetric competition prevents the outbreak of an opportunistic species after coral reef degradation. Oecologia 181:161 doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3541-x

Bayraktarov E, Saunders MI, Abdulla S, Mills M, Beher J, Possingham HP, Mumby PJ, Lovelock CE (2016) The cost and feasibility of marine coastal restoration. Ecological Applications doi:10.1890/15-1077

Ford AK, Bejarano S, Marshell A, Mumby PJ (2016) Linking the biology and ecology of key herbivorous unicornfish to fisheries management in the Pacific. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems doi: 10.1002/aqc.2623

Hock K, Wolff NH, Beedon R, Hoey J, Condie SA, Anthony KRN, Possingham HP, Mumby PJ (2016) Controlling range expansion in habitat networks by adaptively targeting source populations. Conservation Biology doi: 10.1111/cobi.12665

Doropoulos CD, Roff G, Bozec YM, Zupan M Werminghausen, Mumby PJ (2016) Characterising the ecological trade-offs throughout the early ontogeny of coral recruitment. Ecol. Monographs 86: 20–44 doi: 10.1890/15-0668.1

Hedley, J.D.; Roelfsema, C.M.; Chollett, I.; Harborne, A.R.; Heron, S.F.; Weeks, S.; Skirving, W.J.; Strong, A.E.; Eakin, C.M.; Christensen, T.R.L.; Ticzon, V.; Bejarano, S.; Mumby, P.J. Remote Sensing of Coral Reefs for Monitoring and Management: A Review. Remote Sensing 2016, 8, 118


Hock K, Mumby PJ (2015) Quantifying the reliability of dispersal paths in connectivity networks. Royal Society Interface 12: 20150013 pdf

Beger J, McGowan J, Treml EA, Green AL, White AT, Wolff NH, Klein CJ, Mumby PJ, Possingham HP (2015) Integrating regional conservation priorities for multiple objectives into national policy. Nature Communications 6:8208 pdf

Brown CJ, White C, Beger M, Grantham HS, Halpern BS, Klein CJ, Mumby PJ, Tulloch VJD, Ruckelshaus M, Possingham HP (2015) Fisheries and biodiversity benefits of using static versus dynamic models for designing marine reserve networks. Ecosphere 6(10): 182 pdf

Aswani S, Mumby PJ, Baker AC, Christie P, McCook LJ, Steneck RS, Richmond RH (2015) Scientific frontiers in the management of coral reefs. Frontiers in Marine Science 2:50 pdf

Doropoulos C, Ward S, Roff G, Gonzalez-Rivero M, Mumby PJ (2015) Linking demographic processes of juvenile corals to benthic recovery trajectories in two common reef habitats. PloS One 0128535 pdf

Mumby PJ, Anthony KRN (2015) Resilience metrics to inform ecosystem management under global change with application to coral reefs. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 6: 1088-1096

Mumby PJ, Steneck RS, Adjeroud M, Arnold SN (2015) High resilience masks underlying sensitivity to algal phase shifts of Pacific coral reefs. Oikos 000: 001–012

Chollett I, Box SJ, Mumby PJ (2015) Quantifying the squeezing or stretching of fisheries as they adapt to displacement by marine reserves. Conservation Biology 30: 166-175

Mills M, Leon JX, Saunders MI, Bell J, Liu Y, O’Mara J, Lovelock CE, Mumby PJ, Phinn SR, Possingham HP, Tulloch V, Mutafoglu K, Morrison T, Callaghan D, Baldock T, Klein CJ, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2015) Reconciling development & conservation under coastal squeeze from rising sea-level. Cons. Letters doi:10.1111/conl.12213

Wilson R, Hardisty D, Epanchin-Niell R, Runge M, Cottingham K, Urban D, Maguire L, Hastings A, Mumby PJ, Peters D (2015) A typology of timescale mismatches and behavioral interventions to diagnose and solve conservation problems. Conservation Biology 30: 42-49

Kwiatowski L, Cox P, Halloran P, Mumby PJ, Wiltshire A (2015) Coral bleaching under unconventional scenarios of climate warming and ocean acidification. Nature Climate Change 5: 777-781

Newman SP, Meesters EH, Dryden CS, Williams SM, Sanchez C, Mumby PJ, Polunin NVC (2015) Reef flattening effects on total richness and species responses in the Caribbean. J Anim. Ecol. 84: 1678-1689

Marshell A, Mumby PJ (2015) The role of surgeonfish (Acanthuridae) in maintaining algal turf biomass on coral reefs. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 473: 152-160

O’Farrell S, Salguero-Gomez R, van Rooij JM, Mumby PJ (2015) Disentangling trait-based mortality in species with decoupled size and age. Journal of Animal Ecology 84: 1446-1456

O’Farrell S, Luckhurst BE, Box SJ, Mumby PJ (2015) Parrotfish sex ratios recover rapidly in Bermuda following a fishing ban. Coral Reefs 1-5. doi:10.1007/s00338-015-1389-5

O’Farrell S, Harborne AR, Bozec Y-M, Luckhurest BE, Mumby PJ (2015) Protection of functionally important parrotfishes increases their biomass but fails to deliver enhanced recruitment. Marine Ecology Progress Series 522: 245-254

Roff G, Doropoulos C, Zupan M, Rogers A, Steneck RS, Golbuu Y, Mumby PJ (2015) Phase shift facilitation following cyclone disturbance on coral reefs. Oecologia 178: 1193-1203

Roff, G, Chollett I, Doropoulos D, Golbuu Y, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ (2015) Exposure-driven phase shift following catastrophic disturbance on coral reefs. Coral Reefs 34: 715-725

Roff G, Zhao J-x, Mumby PJ (2015) Decadal-scale rates of reef erosion following El Niño related mass coral mortality. Global Change Biology 21: 4415-4424

Baldock TE, Golshani A, Atkinson A, Shimamoto T, Wu S, Callaghan DP Mumby PJ (2015) Impact of sea level rise on cross-shore sediment transport on fetch-limited barrier reef island beaches under modal and cyclonic conditions. Marine Pollution Bulletin 97: 188-198

Linnenluecke MK, Griffiths A, Mumby PJ (2015) Executives’ engagement with climate science and perceived need for business adaptation to climate change. Climatic Change 131: 321-333

Saunders MI, Bakraktarov E, Roelfsema CM, Leon JX, Samper-Villarreal J, Phinn SR, Lovelock CE, Mumby PJ (2015) Spatial and temporal variability of seagrass at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef. Botanica Marina 58: 35-48

Saunders MI, Albert S, Roelfsema CM, Leon JX, Woodroffe CD, Phinn SR, Mumby PJ (2015) Tectonic subsidence provides insight into possible coral reef futures under rapid sea-level rise. Coral Reefs 35: 155-167

Williams SM, Mumby PJ, Chollett I, Cortes J (2015) Importance of differentiating Orbicella reefs from gorgonian plains for ecological assessments of Caribbean reefs. Mar Ecol Prog Series 530: 93-101

Williams SM, Chollett I, Roff G, Cortes J, Dryden CS, Mumby PJ (2015) Hierarchical spatial patterns in Caribbean reef benthic assemblages. Journal of Biogeography 42: 1327–1335

Kennedy EV, Foster NL, Mumby PJ, Stevens JR (2015) Widespread prevalence of cryptic Symbiodinium D in the key Caribbean reef builder, Orbicella annularis. Coral Reefs 34: 519-531

Perry CT, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ (2015) Regional-scale dominance of non-framework building corals on Caribbean reefs affects carbonate production and future reef growth . Global Change Biology 21:1153–1164, doi: 10.1111/gcb.12792

Igulu MM, Nagelkerken I, Dorenbosch M1, Grol MGG, Harbone AR, Kimirei IA, Mumby PJ, Olds AD, Mgaya YD (2015) Mangrove habitat use by juvenile reef fish: meta-analysis reveals that tidal regime matters more than biogeographic region. PloS One 9:e114715


Mumby PJ and van Woesik R (2014) Consequences of ecological, evolutionary, and biogeochemical uncertainty on the response of coral reefs to climatic stress. Current Biology 24: R413-R423

Rogers A, Blanchard JL, Mumby PJ (2014) Vulnerability of coral reef fisheries to a loss of structural complexity. Current Biology 24: 1000-1005 pdf

Rogers A, Harborne AR, Brown CJ, Bozec Y-M, Castro C, Chollett I, Hock K, Knowland C, Marshell A, Ortiz JC, Razak T, Roff G, Samper-Villarreal J, Saunders MI, Wolff N, Mumby PJ (2014) Anticipative management for coral reef ecosystem services in the 21st century. Global Change Biology 21: 504-514 doi: 10.1111/gcb.12725

Mumby PJ (2014) Stratifying herbivore fisheries by habitat to avoid ecosystem overfishing of coral reefs. Fish and Fisheries 17: 266-278doi: 10.1111/faf.12078 pdf

Mumby PJ, Wolff NH, Bozec YM, Chollett I, Halloran P (2014) Operationalising the resilience of coral reefs in an era of climate change. Conservation Letters 7: 176-187 pdf

Mumby PJ, Chollett I, Wolff NW, Bozec YM (2014) Ecological resilience, robustness and vulnerability: how do these concepts benefit ecosystem management? Current Opinions in Environmental Sustainability 7: 22-27

Brown CJ, Mumby PJ (2014) Tradeoffs between fisheries and the conservation of ecosystem function are defined by management strategy. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution 12: 324-329

Ortiz JC, Bozec Yves-Marie, Wolff NH, Doropoulos C, Mumby PJ (2014) Global disparity in the ecological benefits of reducing carbon emissions for coral reefs. Nature Climate Change 4, 1090–1094 doi:10.1038/nclimate2439 pdf

Ortiz JC, Gonzalez-Rivero M, Mumby PJ (2014) An ecosystem-level perspective on the host and symbiont traits needed to mitigate climate change impacts on Caribbean coral reefs. Ecosystems 17:1-13

O’Farrell S, Bearhop S, McGill RAR, Dahlgren CP, Brumbaugh DR, Mumby PJ (2014) Habitat and body size effects on the isotopic niche space of invasive lionfish and endangered Nassau grouper. Ecosphere 5(10):123 pdf

Bozec YM, Alvarez-Filip L, Mumby PJ (2014) The dynamics of architectural complexity on coral reefs. Global Change Biology 21 1: 223-235. doi: 10.1111/gcb.12698

Bozec YM, Mumby PJ (2014) Synergistic impacts of global warming on the resilience of coral reefs. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 370: 2013-0267

Hock K, Wolff NH, Condie SA, Anthony KRN, Mumby PJ (2014) Connectivity networks reveal the risks of crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks on the Great Barrier Reef. J. Applied Ecology doi: 10.1111/1365-2664.12320

Doropoulos C, Zupan M, Roff G, Nestor V, Isechal AL, Mumby PJ (2014) Reef-scale failure of coral settlement following typhoon disturbance and macroalgal bloom in Palau, Western Pacific. Coral Reefs 33: 613-623

Roff G, Bejarano S, Bozec Y-M, Nugues M, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ (2014) Porites and the Phoenix effect: unprecedented recovery after a mass coral bleaching event at Rangiroa Atoll, French Polynesia. Marine Biology 161: 1385-1393

Chollett I, Canty SWJ, Box SJ, Mumby PJ (2014) Adapting to the impacts of global change on an artisanal coral reef fishery. Ecological Economics 102: 118-125

Chollett I, Enriquez S, Mumby PJ (2014) Redefining thermal regimes to design reserves for climate change. PloS One 9(10): e110634.

Perry CT, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Edinger EN, Smithers SG, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ (2014) Changing dynamics of Caribbean reef carbonate budgets: emergence of reef bioeroders as critical controls on present and future reef growth potential. Proceedings of the Royal Society B

Conversi A, Dakos V, Gardmark A, Ling S, Folke C, Mumby PJ, Greene C, Edwards M, Blenckner T, Casini M, Pershing A, Mollman C (2014) A holistic view of marine regime shifts. Phil Trans. Royal Society B. 370:20130279

Green A, Maypa A, Almany G, Rhodes K, Abesamis R, Gleason M, Mumby PJ, White A (2014) Larval dispersal and movement patterns of coral reef fishes, and implications for marine reserve network design. Biological Reviews 90: 1215-1247

Bell J, Saunders M, Patino JL, Mills M, Kythreotis A, Phinn S, Mumby PJ, Lovelock CE, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Morrison T (2014) Maps, laws and planning policy: working with biophysical and spatial uncertainty in the case of sea level rise. Environmental Science and Policy 44: 247-257

Saunders MI, Leon JX, Callaghan DP, Roelfsema CM, Hamylton S, Brown CJ, Baldock T, Golshani A, Phinn SR, Lovelock CE, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Woodroffe CD, Mumby PJ (2014) Interdependency of tropical marine ecosystems in response to climate change. Nature Climate Change 4: 724-729

Holstein DM Paris CB, Mumby PJ (2014) Consistency and inconsistency in multispecies population network dynamics of coral reef ecosystems. Marine Ecology Progress Series 499:1-18 (Feature Article)

Kwiatkowski L, Halloran PR, Mumby PJ, Stephenson DB (2014) What spatial scales are believable for climate model projections of sea surface temperature? Climate Dynamics 43: 1483-1496

Mace GM, Reyers B, Alkemade R, Biggs R, Stuart Chapin II F, Cornell SE, Diaz S, Jennings S, Leadley P, Mumby PJ, Purvis A, Scholes RJ, Seddon AWR, Solan M, Steffen W, Woodward G (2014) Approaches to defining a planetary boundary for biodiversity. Global Environmental Change 28: 289-297

Micheli F, Mumby PJ, Brumbaugh DR, Broad K, Dahlgren CP, Harborne AR, Holmes KE, Kappel CV, Litvin SY, Sanchirico JN (2014) High vulnerability of ecosystem function and services to diversity loss in Caribbean coral reefs. Biological Conservation 171: 186-194

Steneck RS, Arnold SN, Mumby PJ (2014) Experiment mimics fishing on parrotfish: insights on coral reef recovery and alternative attractors Marine Ecology Progress Series 506: 115-127

Allgeier JE, Layman CA, Mumby PJ, Rosemond AD (2014) Biogeochemical implications of biodiversity and community structure across multiple coastal ecosystems. Ecological Monographs 85: 117-132

Ainsworth, C, Mumby PJ (2014) Coral-algal phase shifts alter fish communities and reduce fisheries production. Global Change Biology 21: 165-172 doi: 10.1111/gcb.12667

Baldock TE, Karampour H, Sleep R, Vyltla A, Albermani F, Golshani A, Callaghan DP, Roff G, Mumby PJ (2014) Resilience of branching and massive corals to wave loading under sea level rise – a coupled computational fluid dynamics-structural analysis. Marine Pollution Bulletin 82: 91-101

Baldock TE, Golshani A, Callaghan DP, Saunders M, Mumby PJ (2014) Impact of sea-level rise and coral mortality on wave dynamics on barrier reefs. Marine Pollution Bulletin 83: 155-164

Sale PF, Agardy T, Ainsworth CH, Feist BE, Bell JD, Christie P, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Mumby PJ, Feary DA, Saunders MI, Daw TM, Foale SJ, Levin PS, Lindeman KC, Lorenzen K, Pomeroy RS, Allison EH, Bradbury RH, Corrin J, Edwards AJ, Obura DO, Sadovy de Mitcheson YJ, Samoilys MA, Sheppard CRC (2014) Transforming management of tropical coastal seas to cope with challenges of the 21st century. Marine Pollution Bulletin 85: 8-23


Chollett I, Mumby PJ (2013) Reefs of last resort: Locating and assessing thermal refugia in the wider Caribbean. Biological Conservation 167: 179-186 pdf

Mumby PJ, Steneck RS, Hastings A (2013) Evidence for and against the existence of alternate attractors on coral reefs. Oikos 122: 481-491 pdf

Bejarano S, Golbuu Y, Sabolu T, Mumby PJ (2013) Ecological risk and the exploitation of herbivorous fish across Micronesia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 482:197-215 pdf

Foster NL, Baums IB, Sanchez JA, Agudelo CL, Vermeij MJA, Chollett I, Mumby PJ (2013) Hurricane-driven patterns of clonality in an ecosystem engineer: The Caribbean coral Montastraea annularis. PLoS One 8:e53283 pdf

González-Rivero M, Ereskovsky AV, Schönberg CHL, Ferrari R, Fromont J, Mumby PJ (2013) Life-history traits of a common Caribbean coral-excavating sponge, Cliona tenuis (Porifera: Hadromerida). Journal of Natural History 47(45-46):2815-2834 pdf

Sanders MI, Leon J, Phinn SR, Callaghan DP, O’Brien KR, Roelfsema CM, Lovelock CE, Lyons MB, Mumby PJ (2013) Coastal retreat and improved water quality mititgate losses of seagrass from sea level rise. Global Change Biology 19: 2569-2583 pdf

Mumby PJ, Bejarano S, Golbuu Y, Steneck RS, Arnold SN, van Woesik R, Friedlander AM (2013) Empirical relationships among resilience indicators on Micronesian reefs. Coral Reefs 32: 213-226

Bejarano S, Golbuu Y, Sabolu T, Mumby PJ (2014) Changes in the herbivore spear fishery associated with the grouper closure in Palau. Animal Conservation 17:133-143

Kennedy EV, Perry CT, Halloran PR, Iglesias-Prieto R, Schonberg CH, Wisshak M, Form AU, Carricart-Ganivet JP, Fine M, Eakin CM, Mumby PJ (2013) Avoiding coral reef functional collapse requires local and global action. Current Biology 23: 912-918

Perry CT, Murphy GN, Kench PS, Smithers SG, Edinger EN, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ (2013) Caribbean-wide decline in carbonate production threatens coral reef growth. Nature Communications 4: 1402

Kwaitkowski L, Cox PM, Economou T, Halloran PR, Mumby PJ, Booth BB, Carilli J, Guzman HM (2013) Caribbean coral growth influenced by anthropogenic aerosol emissions. Nature Geoscience 6: 362-366


Roff G & Mumby PJ (2012) Global disparity in the resilience of coral reefs. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 27: 404-413 pdf

Ferrari R, Gonzalez M, Mumby PJ (2012) Size matters in the competition between corals and macroalgae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 467: 77-88 pdf

Chollett I, Mumby PJ, Muller-Karger FE, Hu C (2012) Physical environments of the Caribbean Sea. Limnology & Oceanography 57: 1233-1244 pdf

McClanahan TR, Donner S, Maynard JA, MacNeil MA, Graham NAJ, Maina JM, Baker AC, Alemu JB, Beger M, Campbell SJ, Darling ES, Eakin CM, Heron SF, Jupiter SD, Lundquist CJ, McLeod E, Mumby PJ, Paddack MJ, Selig ER, van Woesik R (2012) Prioritizing key resilience indicators to support coral reef management in a changing climate. PLoS One 7:e42884 pdf

Foster NL, Paris CB, Kool JT, Baums IB, Stevens JR, Sanchez JA, Bastidas C, Agudelo C, Bush P, Day O, Ferrari R, Gonzalez P, Gore S, Guppy R, McCartney M, McRoy CP, Mendes JM, Srinivasan A, Steiner S, Vermeij MAJ, Weil E, Mumby PJ (2012) Connectivity of Caribbean coral populations: complementary insights from empirical and modelled gene flow. Molecular Ecol. 21:1143-1157 pdf

Ferrari R, Gonzalez M, Ortiz JC, Mumby PJ (2012) Interaction of herbivory and seasonality on the dynamics of Caribbean macroalgae. Coral Reefs 31: 683-692 pdf

Chollett I, Mumby PJ (2012) Predicting the distribution of Montastraea reefs using wave exposure. Coral Reefs 31: 493-503 pdf

Chollett I, Müller-Karger FE, Heron SF, Skirving W, Mumby PJ (2012) Seasonal and spatial heterogeneity of recent sea surface temperature trends in the Caribbean Sea and southeast Gulf of Mexico. Marine Pollution Bulletin 64: 956-965

Hedley JD, Roelfsema C, Phinn SR, Mumby PJ (2012) Environmental and sensor limitations in optical remote sensing of coral reefs: Implications for monitoring and sensor design. Remote Sensing 4:271-302 pdf

Mumby PJ, Steneck RS, Edwards AJ, Ferrari R, Harborne AR, Coleman R, Gibson J (2012) Fishing down a Caribbean food web relaxes trophic cascades. Marine Ecology Progress Series 445: 13-24 pdf

Largouët C., M.-O. Cordier, Y.-M. Bozec, Y. Zhao, G. Fontenelle (2012) Use of timed automata and model-checking to explore scenarios on ecosystem models. Environmental Modelling & Software 30: 123-138. pdf

Blackwood J, Hastings A, Mumby PJ (2012) The effect of fishing on hysteresis in Caribbean coral reefs. Theoretical Ecology 5:105-114 pdf


Bozec Y.-M., M. Kulbicki, F. Laloë, G. Mou-Tham, D. Gascuel (2011) Factors affecting the detection distances of reef fish: implications for visual counts. Marine Biology 158: 969–981. pdf

Mumby PJ, Elliott IA, Eakin CM, Skirving W, Paris CP, Edwards HJ, Enriquez S, Iglesias-Prieto R, Cherubin L, Stevens JR (2011) Reserve design for uncertain responses of coral reefs to climate change. Ecology Letters 14:132-140 pdf

Edwards HJ, Elliott IA, Eakin CM, Irikawa A, Madin JS, McField M, Morgan JA, van Woesik R, Mumby PJ (2011) How much time can herbivore protection buy for coral reefs under realistic regimes of hurricanes and coral bleaching? Global Change Biology 17:2033-2048 pdf

Mumby PJ, Iglesias-Prieto R, Hooten AJ, Sale PF, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Edwards AJ, Harvell CD, Gomez ED, Knowlton N, Hatziolos ME, Kyewalyanga MS, Muthiga N (2011) Revisiting climate thresholds and ecosystem collapse. Frontiers in Ecology & Environment doi:10.1890/11.WB.002 pdf

Bejarano S, Mumby PJ, Sotheran IS (2011) Predicting the structural complexity of reefs and fish abundance using RoxAnn. Marine Biology 158:489-504 pdf

Kellner JB, Sanchirico HN, Hastings A, Mumby PJ (2011) Optimizing for multiple species and multiple values: tradeoffs inherent in ecosystem-based fisheries management. Conservation Letters 4:21-30 pdf

Anthony K, Maynard J, Diaz-Pulido G, Mumby PJ, Cao L, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2011) Ocean acidification and warming will lower coral reef resilience. Global Change Biology 17:1798-1808 pdf

Blackwood JC, Hastings A, Mumby PJ (2011) A model-based approach to determine the long term effects of multiple interacting stressors on coral reefs. Ecological Applications 21: 2722-2733 pdf

Gonzalez-Rivero M, Yakob L, Mumby PJ (2011) The role of sponge competition on coral reef alternative steady states. Ecological Modelling 222: 1847-1853 pdf

Harborne AR, Mumby PJ (2011) Novel ecosystems: altering fish assemblages in warming waters. Current Biology 21: R822-R824 pdf


Eakin CM, Nim C, Brainard RE, Aubrecht C, Elvidge C, Gledhill DK, Muller-Karger F, Mumby PJ, Skirving WJ, Strong AE, Wang M, Weeks S, Wentz F (2010) Monitoring coral reefs from space. Oceanography 23(4):118–133

Bejarano S, Mumby PJ, Hedley JD, Sotheran IS (2010) Combining optical and acoustic data to enhance the detection of Caribbean forereef habitats. Remote Sensing of Environment 114:2768-2778 pdf

Hughes TP, Graham NAJ, Jackson JBC, Mumby PJ, Steneck RS (2010) Rising to the challenge of sustaining coral reef resilience. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 25: 633- 642 pdf

Arnold SN, Steneck RS, Mumby PJ (2010) Running the gauntlet to coral recruitment through a sequence of local multiscale processes. Marine Ecology Progress Series 414: 91-105 pdf

Chollett IC, Mumby PJ, Cortes J (2010) Upwelling regions: a refuge for coral reefs in a warming ocean? Marine Ecology Progress Series 416: 47-56 pdf

Kellner JB, Litvin SY, Hastings A, Micheli F, Mumby PJ (2010) Disentangling trophic interactions inside a Caribbean marine reserve. Ecological Applications 20: 1979-1992 20: 1979-1992 pdf

Mumby PJ, Harborne AR (2010) Marine reserves enhance the recovery of corals on Caribbean reefs. PloS One 5: e8657 pdf

Wilson SK, Adjeroud M, Bellwood DR, Berumen ML, Booth D, Bozec Y-Marie, Chabanet P, Cheal A, Cinner J, Depczynski M, Feary DA, Gagliano M, Graham NAJ, Halford AR, Halpern BS, Harborne AR, Hoey AS, Holbook SJ, Jones GP, Kulbiki M, Letourneur Y, De Loma TL, McClanahan TM, McCormick MI, Meekan MG, Mumby PJ, Munday PL, Ohman MC, Pratchett MS, Riegl B, Sano M, Schmitt RJ, Syms C (2010) Crucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes. J Exp Biol 213: 894-900. pdf

Edwards HJ, Elliott IA, Pressey RL, Mumby PJ (2010) Incorporating ontogenetic dispersal, ecological processes, and conservation zoning into reserve design. Biological Conservation 143: 457-470 pdf

Renken H, Mumby PJ, Matsikis I, Edwards HJ (2010) Effects of physical environmental conditions on the patch dynamics of Dictyota pulchella and Lobophora variegata on Caribbean coral reefs. Marine Ecology Progress Series 403: 67-73 pdf

Beger M, Grantham HS, Pressey RL, Wilson KA, Peterson EL, Dorfman D, Mumby PJ, Lourival R, Brumbaugh DR, Possingham HP (2010) Conservation planning for connectivity across marine, freshwater, and terrestrial realms. Biological Conservation 143: 565-575 pdf


Mumby PJ (2009) Herbivory vs. corallivory: Are parrotfish good or bad for Caribbean reefs? Coral Reefs 28: 761-773 pdf

Mumby PJ (2009) Phase shifts and the stability of macroalgal communities on Caribbean coral reefs. Coral Reefs 28: 683-690 pdf

Baskett ML, Nisbet RM, Kappel CV, Mumby PJ, Gaines SD (2010) Conservation management approaches to protecting the capacity for corals to respond to climate change: a theoretical comparison. Global Change Biology 16: 1229-1246 pdf

Harborne AR, Renaud PG, Tyler EHM, Mumby PJ (2009) Reduced density of the herbivorous urchin Diadema antillarum inside a Caribbean marine reserve linked to increased predation pressure by fishes. Coral Reefs 28: 783-791 pdf

Paddack MJ, Reynolds JD, Aguilar C, Appeldoorn RS, Beets J, Burkett EW, Chittaro PM, Clarke K, Esteves R, Fonseca AC, Forrester GE, Friedlander AM, Garcia-Sais J, Gonzalez-Sanson G, Jordan LKB, McClellan DB, Miller MW, Molloy PP, Mumby PJ, et al (2009) Recent region-wide declines in Caribbean reef fish abundance. Current Biology 19: 1-6 pdf

Lim A, Hedley J, LeDrew E, Mumby PJ, Roelfsema C (2009) The effects of ecologically determined spatial complexity on the classification accuracy of simulated coral reef images. Remote Sensing of Environment 113: 965-978 pdf

Renken H, Mumby PJ (2009) Modelling the dynamics of coral reef macroalgae using a Bayesian Belief Network approach. Ecological Modelling 220: 1305-1314 pdf

Sanchirico JN, Mumby PJ (2009) Mapping ecosystem functions to the valuation of ecosystem services: Implications of species-habitat associations for coastal land-use decisions. Theoretical Ecology 2: 67-77 pdf


Mumby PJ, Steneck RS (2008) Coral reef management and conservation in the light of rapidly-evolving ecological paradigms. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 23: 555-563 Download

Harborne AR, Mumby PJ, Kappel CV, Dahlgren CP, Micheli F, Holmes KE, Brumbaugh DR (2008) Tropical coastal habitats as surrogates of fish community structure, grazing and fisheries value. Ecological Applications 18: 1689-1701 Download

Foster NL, Box SJ, Mumby PJ (2009) Competitive effects of macroalgae on the fecundity of the reef building coral, Montastraea annularis. Marine Ecology Progress Series 367: 143-152 Download

Mumby PJ, Hastings A (2008) The impact of ecosystem connectivity on coral reef resilience. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 854-862 Download

Mumby PJ, Broad K, Brumbaugh DR, Dahlgren CP, Harborne AR, Hastings A, Holmes KE, Kappel CV, Micheli F, Sanchirico JN (2008) Coral reef habitats as surrogates of species, ecological functions and ecosystem services. Conservation Biology 22: 941-951 Download

Harborne AR, Mumby PJ, Kappel CV, Dahlgren CP, Micheli F, Holmes KE, Sanchirico JN, Broad K, Elliott I, Brumbaugh DR (2008) Reserve effects versus natural variation in coral reef communities. Journal of Applied Ecology 45: 1010-1018 Download


Hoegh-Guldberg O, Mumby PJ, Hooten AJ, Steneck RS, Greenfield P, Gomez E, HarvellCD, Sale PF, Edwards AJ, Caldeira K, Knowlton N, Eakin CM, Iglesias-Prieto R, Muthiga N, Bradbury RH, Dubi A, Hatziolos ME (2007) Coral reefs under rapid climate change and ocean acidification. Science 318: 1737-1742 Download

Mumby PJ, Hastings A, Edwards HJ (2007) Thresholds and the resilience of Caribbean coral reefs. Nature 450: 98-101 Download

Mumby PJ, Harborne AR, Williams J, Cappel CV, Brumbaugh DR, Micheli F, Holmes KE, Dahlgren CP, Paris CB, Blackwell PG (2007) Trophic cascade facilitates coral recruitment in a marine reserve. Proceedings National Academy of Science 104: 8362-8367 Download

Hoegh-Guldberg O, Mumby PJ, Hooten AJ, Steneck RS, Greenfield P, Gomez E, Harvell DR, Sale PF, Edwards AJ, Caldeira K, Knowlton N, Eakin CM, Iglesias-Prieto R, Muthiga N, Bradbury RH, Dubi A, Hatziolos ME (2008) Coral adaptation in the face of climate change – response. Science 320: 315-316

Foster NL, Baums IB, Mumby PJ (2007) Sexual versus asexual reproduction in an ecosystem engineer: the massive coral Montastraea annularis. Journal of Animal Ecology 76: 384-391 Download

Habeeb RL, Johnson CR, Wotherspoon S, Mumby PJ (2007) Optimal scales to observe habitat dynamics: A coral reef example. Ecological Applications 17: 641-647 Download

Box SJ, Mumby PJ (2007) The effect of macroalgal competition on the growth and survival of juvenile Caribbean corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series 342: 139-149 Download

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Mumby PJ, Micheli F, Dahlgren CP, Litvin SY, Gill AB, Brumbaugh DR, Broad K, Sanchirico JN, Kappel CV, Harborne AR, Holmes KE (2006) Marine parks need sharks: reply? Science 312: 526-528 Download

Mumby PJ, Dahlgren CP, Harborne AR, Kappel CV, Micheli F, Brumbaugh DR, Holmes KE, Mendes JM, Broad K, Sanchirico JN, Buch K, Box S, Stoffle RW, Gill AB (2006) Fishing, trophic cascades, and the process of grazing on coral reefs. Science 311: 98-101 Download

Mumby PJ, Harborne AR, Hedley JD, Zychualuk K, Blackwell P (2006) The spatial ecology of Caribbean coral reefs: revisiting the catastrophic die-off of the urchin Diadema antillarum. Ecological Modelling 196: 131-148 Download

Harborne AR, Mumby PJ, Hedley JD, Zychaluk K, Blackwell PB (2006) Modelling the beta diversity of coral reefs. Ecology 87: 2871-2881 Download

Harborne AR, Mumby PJ, Brumbaugh D, Micheli F, Holmes K, Perry C, Dahlgren CP (2006) Functions of Caribbean coral reef, seagrass and mangrove habitats. Advances in Marine Biology 50: 57-189 Download

Mumby PJ (2006) The impact of exploiting grazers (Scaridae) on the dynamics of Caribbean coral reefs. Ecological Applications 16: 747-769 Download

Mumby PJ (2006) Connectivity of reef fish between mangroves and coral reefs: algorithms for the design of marine reserves at seascape scales. Biological Conservation 128: 215-222 Download


Mumby PJ, Foster NL, Glynn Fahy E (2005) The patch dynamics of coral reef macroalgae under chronic and acute disturbance. Coral Reefs 24: 681-692 Download

Hedley JD, Harborne AR, Mumby PJ (2005) Simple and robust removal of sunglint for mapping shallow-water benthos. International Journal of Remote Sensing 26: 2107-2112


Mumby PJ, Edwards AJ, Arias-Gonzalez JE, Lindeman KC, Blackwell PG, Gall A, Gorczynska MI, Harborne AR, Pescod CL, Renken H, Wabnitz CCC, Llewellyn G (2004) Mangroves enhance the biomass of coral reef fish communities in the Caribbean. Nature 427: 533-536 Download

Mumby PJ, Skirving W, Strong AE, Hardy JT, LeDrew EF, Hochberg EJ, Stumpf RP, David LT (2004) Remote sensing of coral reefs and their physical environment. Marine Pollution Bulletin 48: 219-228 Download

McClanahan TR, Sala E, Mumby PJ, Jones S (2004) Phosphorus and nitrogen enrichment do not enhance brown frondose ‘macroalgae’. Marine Pollution Bulletin 48: 196-199 Download

Mumby PJ, Hedley JD, Chisholm JRM, Clark CD, Jaubert J (2004) The cover of living and dead corals using airborne remote sensing. Coral Reefs 23: 171-183 Download

Hedley JD, Mumby PJ, Joyce KE, Phinn SR (2004) Spectral unmixing of coral reef benthos under ideal conditions. Coral Reefs 23: 60-73 Download


Andréfouët S, Kramer P, Torres-Pulliza D, Joyce KE, Hochberg EJ, Garza-Perez R, Mumby PJ, Riegl B, Yamano H, White WH, Zubia M, Brock JC, Phinn SR, Naseer A, Hatcher BG, Muller-Karger FE (2003) Multi-sites evaluation of IKONOS data for classification of tropical coral reef environments. Remote Sensing of Environment 88: 128-143 Download

Malthus TJ, Mumby PJ (2003) Remote sensing of the coastal zone: an overview and priorities for future research. International Journal of Remote Sensing 24: 2805-2815 Download

Hedley JD, Mumby PJ (2003) Spectral unmixing and the resolution of depth from remotely sensed data of aquatic systems. Limnology & Oceanography 48: 480-488 Download


Mumby PJ, Edwards AJ (2002) Mapping marine environments with IKONOS imagery: enhanced spatial resolution does deliver greater thematic accuracy. Remote Sensing of Environment 82: 248-257 Download

Andréfouët S, Mumby PJ, McField M, Hu C, Muller-Karger FE (2002) Revisiting coral reef connectivity. Coral Reefs 21: 43-48. Download

Mumby PJ (2002) Statistical power for non-parametric tests: a quick guide for designing sampling strategies. Marine Pollution Bulletin 44: 85-87 Download

Mumby PJ, Wabnitz CCC (2002) Spatial patterns of aggression, territory size, and harem size in five sympatric Caribbean parrotfish species. Environmental Biology of Fishes 63: 265-279 Download

Hedley JD, Mumby PJ (2002) Biological and remote sensing perspectives on pigmentation in coral reefs. Advances in Marine Biology 43: 277-317. Download


Mumby PJ, Chisholm JRM, Edwards AJ, Andréfouët S, Jaubert J (2001) Cloudy weather may have saved Society Islands coral reefs during the 1998 ENSO event. Marine Ecology Progress Series 222: 209-216 Download

Mumby PJ, Chisholm JRM, Hedley JH, Clark CD, Jaubert J (2001) A bird’s-eye view of the health of coral reefs. Nature 413 (6852): 36 Download

Mumby PJ (2001) Beta and habitat diversity in marine systems: a new approach to measurement, scaling and interpretation. Oecologia 128: 274-280 Download

Mumby PJ, Chisholm JRM, Edwards AJ, Clark CD, Jaubert J, Andrefouet A (2001) A quantitative assessment of mass bleaching-induced coral mortality at Rangiroa Atoll, French Polynesia. Marine Biology 139:183-189 Download


Clark CD, Mumby PJ, Chisholm JRM, Jaubert J (2000) Spectral discrimination of coral mortality states following a severe bleaching event. International Journal of Remote Sensing 21: 2321-2327 Download


Mumby PJ (1999) Bleaching and hurricane disturbances to populations of coral recruits in Belize. Marine Ecology Progress Series 190: 27-35 Download

Mumby PJ (1999) Can Caribbean coral populations be modelled at metapopulation scales? Marine Ecology Progress Series 180: 275-288 Download

Mumby PJ and Harborne AR (1999) Development of a systematic classification scheme of marine habitats to facilitate regional management of Caribbean coral reefs. Biological Conservation 88(2): 155-163 Download

Mumby PJ, Green EP, Edwards AJ, Clark CD (1999) The cost-effectiveness of remote sensing for tropical coastal resources assessment and management. Journal of Environmental Management 55:157-166 Download


Mumby PJ, Green EP, Clark CD, Edwards AJ (1998) Digital analysis of multispectral airborne imagery of coral reefs. Coral Reefs 17(1): 59-69 Download

Mumby PJ, Clark CD, Green EP, Edwards AJ (1998) The practical benefits of water column correction and contextual editing for mapping coral reefs. International Journal of Remote Sensing 19: 203-210. Download

Mumby PJ, Edwards AJ, Clark CD, Green EP (1998) Managing tropical coastal habitats: should I use satellite or airborne sensors? Backscatter 9(2): 20-24.

Green EP, Mumby PJ, Edwards AJ, Clark CD, Ellis AC (1998) The assessment of mangrove areas using high resolution multispectral airborne imagery (CASI). Journal of Coastal Research 14: 433-443. Download

Green EP, Mumby PJ, Edwards AJ, Clark CD (1998) Cost-effective mapping of coastal habitats. GIS Asia Pacific August / September: 40-44.

Green EP, Clark CD, Mumby PJ, Edwards AJ, Ellis AC (1998) Remote sensing techniques for mangrove mapping. International Journal of Remote Sensing 19: 935-956. Download


Mumby PJ, Green EP, Edwards AJ, Clark CD (1997) Coral reef habitat mapping: how much detail can remote sensing provide? Marine Biology 130(2): 193-202. Download

Mumby PJ, Green EP, Edwards AJ, Clark CD (1997) Measurement of seagrass standing crop using satellite and digital airborne remote sensing. Marine Ecology Progress Series 159: 51-60. Download

Mumby PJ, Edwards AJ, Green EP, Anderson CW, Ellis AC, Clark CD (1997) A visual assessment technique for estimating seagrass standing crop. Aquatic Conservation: marine and freshwater ecosystems 7: 239-251. Download

Green EP, Mumby PJ, Ellis AC, Edwards AJ, Clark CD (1997) Estimating leaf area index of mangroves from satellite data. Aquatic Botany, 58: 11-19. Download

Clark CD, Ripley HT, Green EP, Edwards AJ, Mumby PJ (1997) Mapping and measurement of tropical coastal environments with hyperspectral and high spatial resolution data. International Journal of Remote Sensing 18: 237-242.Download


Green EP, Mumby PJ, Edwards AJ, Clark CD (1996) A review of remote sensing for tropical coastal resources assessment and management. Coastal Management 24(1): 1-40 Download

Mumby PJ, Clarke KR, Harborne AR (1996) Weighting species abundance estimates for marine resource assessment. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 6:115-120 Download


Mumby PJ, Gray DA, Gibson J, Raines PS (1995) Geographic Information Systems: A tool for integrated coastal zone management in Belize. Coastal Management 23(2): 111-121 Download

Mumby PJ, Harborne AR, Raines PS, Ridley JM (1995) A critical assessment of data derived from Coral Cay Conservation volunteers.  Bulletin of Marine Science 56(3): 742-756. Download

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