Bozec Y-M , Doropoulos C, Roff G, Mumby PJ (in press) Transient grazing and the dynamics of an unanticipated coral-algal phase shift. Ecosystems.  Castro-Sanguino C,  Bozec Y-M , Dempsey A, Samaniego BR, Lubarsky K, Andrews S, Komyakova V, Ortiz JC, Robbins WD, Renaud PG, Mumby PJ (2017) Detecting conservation benefits of marine reserves on remote reefs of the northern Great Barrier Reef. PloS one 12(11), e0186146.  González-Rivero M, Harborne AR, Herrera-Reveles A,  Bozec Y-M , Rogers A, Friedman A, Ganase A, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2017) Linking fishes to multiple metrics of coral reef structural complexity using three-dimensional technology. Scientific Reports 7(1), 13965.  Harborne AR, Rogers A,  Bozec Y-M , Mumby PJ (2017) Multiple stressors and the functioning of coral reefs. Annual Review of Marine Science 9(1), 445-468.  Arias-González JE, Fung T, Seymour RM, Garza-Pérez JR, Acosta-González G,  Bozec Y-M , Johnson CR (2017) A coral-algal phase shift in Mesoamerica not driven by changes in herbivorous fish abundance. PloS one 12 (4), e0174855.  Vergés A, Doropoulos C, Malcolm HA, Skye M, Garcia-Pizá M, Marzinelli EM, Campbell AH, Ballesteros E, Hoey AS, Vila-Concejo A,  Bozec Y-M , Steinberg P (2016) Long-term empirical evidence of ocean warming leading to tropicalization of fish communities, increased herbivory, and loss of kelp. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113(48), 13791-13796.  Roff G, Doropoulos C, Rogers A,  Bozec Y-M , Krueck NC, Aurellado E, Priest M, Birrell C, Mumby PJ (2016) Reassessing shark-driven trophic cascades on coral reefs: a reply to Ruppert et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31(8), 587-589.   Bozec Y-M , O'Farrell S, Bruggemann JH, Luckhurst BE, Mumby PJ (2016) Tradeoffs between fisheries harvest and the resilience of coral reefs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (6), 4536–4541.  Roff G, Doropoulos C, Rogers A,  Bozec Y-M , Krueck N, Aurellado E, Priest M, Birrell C, Mumby PJ (2016) The ecological role of sharks on coral reefs. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31 (5), 395–407.  Doropoulos C, Roff G,  Bozec Y-M , Zupan M, Werminghausen J, Mumby PJ (2016) Characterizing the ecological trade-offs throughout the early ontogeny of coral recruitment. Ecological Monographs 86 (1), 20-44.  González-Rivero M,  Bozec Y-M , Chollett I, Ferrari R, Schönberg CHL, Mumby PJ (2016) Asymmetric competition prevents the outbreak of an opportunistic species after coral reef degradation. Oecologia 181 (1), 161–173.  Harborne AR, Nagelkerken I, Wolff N,  Bozec Y-M , Dorenbosch M, Grol M, Mumby PJ (2016) Direct and indirect effects of nursery habitats on coral-reef fish assemblages, grazing pressure, and benthic dynamics. Oikos 125, 957-967.  O’Farrell S, Harborne AR,  Bozec YM , Luckhurst 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.   Bozec Y-M , Mumby PJ (2015) Synergistic impacts of global warming on the resilience of coral reefs. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 370: 20130267.  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 (2015) Anticipative management for coral reef ecosystem services in the 21st century. Global Change Biology 21:504-514.   Bozec Y-M , Alvarez-Filip L, Mumby PJ (2015) The dynamics of architectural complexity on coral reefs under climate change. Global Change Biology 21:223-235.  Ortiz JC,  Bozec Y-M , 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.  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.  Mumby PJ, Chollett I,  Bozec Y-M , Wolff NH (2014) Ecological resilience, robustness and vulnerability: how do these concepts benefit ecosystem management? Current Opinions in Environmental Sustainability 7: 22-27.  Mumby PJ, Wolff NH,  Bozec Y-M , Chollett I, Halloran P (2014) Operationalising the resilience of coral reefs in an era of climate change. Conservation Letters 7:176-187.   Bozec Y-M , Yakob L, Bejarano S, Mumby PJ (2013) Reciprocal facilitation and non-linearity maintain habitat engineering on coral reefs. Oikos 122: 428-440.  Largouët C, Cordier MO,  Bozec Y-M , Zhao Y, Fontenelle G (2012) Use of timed automata and model-checking to explore scenarios on ecosystem models. Environmental Modelling & Software 30: 123-138.   Bozec Y-M , Kulbicki M, Laloë F, Mou-Tham G, Gascuel D (2011) Factors affecting the detection distances of reef fish: implications for visual counts. Marine Biology 158: 969–981.  Wilson S.K., M. Adjeroud, D.R. Bellwood, M.L. Berumen, D. Booth,  Y.-M. Bozec , P. Chabanet, A. Cheal, J. Cinner, M. Depczynski, D.A. Feary, M. Gagliano, N.A.J. Graham, A.R. Halford, B.S. Halpern, A.R. Harborne, A.S. Hoey, S.J. Holbrook, G.P. Jones, M. Kulbicki, Y. Letourneur, T.L. De Loma, T. McClanahan, M.I. McCormick, M.G. Meekan, P.J. Mumby, P.L. Munday, M.C. Öhman, M.S. Pratchett, B. Riegl, M. Sano, R.J. Schmitt, C. Syms (2010) Crucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 213: 894-900.   Bozec Y.-M. , G. Acosta-González, E. Núñez-Lara, J.E. Arias-González (2008) Impacts of coastal development on ecosystem structure and function of Yucatan coral reefs, Mexico. Proceedings of the 11th ICRS, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 7-11, 2008, pp. 691-695.   Bozec Y.-M.  (2008) Fishes of coral reefs in New Caledonia: abundance estimates, fish-habitat relationships, trophic interactions and ecological indicators. Cybium, 3: 124.   Bozec Y.-M. , S. Dolédec, M. Kulbicki (2005) An analysis of fish-habitat associations on disturbed coral reefs: chaetodontid fishes in New Caledonia. Journal of Fish Biology, 66: 966-982.   Bozec Y.-M. , M. Kulbicki, E. Chassot, D. Gascuel (2005) Trophic signature of coral reef fish assemblages: towards a potential indicator of ecosystem disturbance. Aquatic Living Resources, 18: 103-109.  Fichez R., M. Adjeroud,  Y.-M. Bozec , L. Breau, Y. Chancerelle, C. Chevillon, P. Douillet, J.-M. Fernandez, P. Frouin, M. Kulbicki, B. Moreton, S. Ouillon, C. Payri, T. Perez, P. Sasal, J. Thébault (2005) A review of selected indicators of particle, nutrient and metal inputs in coral reef lagoon systems. Aquatic Living Resources, 18: 125-147.  Chabanet P., Adjeroud M., S. Andrefouët,  Y.-M. Bozec , J. Ferraris, J. Garcìa-Charton, M. Schrimm (2005). Human-induced physical disturbances and their indicators on coral reef habitats: A multi-scale approach. Aquatic Living Resources, 18: 215-230.  Gascuel D.,  Y.-M. Bozec , E. Chassot, A. Colomb, M. Laurans (2005) The trophic spectrum: theory and application as an ecosystem indicator. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 62: 443-452.  Kulbicki M.,  Y.-M. Bozec  (2005) The use of butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae) species richness as a proxy of total species richness of reef fish assemblages in the Western and Central Pacific. Aquatic Conservation, 15 : S127-S141.  Kulbicki M.,  Y.-M. Bozec , A. Green (2005) Implications of biogeography in the use of butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae) as indicators for Western and Central Pacific areas. Aquatic Conservation, 15: S109-S126.  Kulbicki M.,  Y.-M. Bozec , P. Labrosse, Y. Letourneur, G. Mou-Tham, L. Wantiez (2005). Diet composition of carnivorous fishes from coral reef lagoons of New Caledonia. Aquatic Living Resources, 18: 231-250.  Moloney C.L., A. Jarre, H. Arancibia,  Y.-M. Bozec , S. Neira, J.-P. Roux, L.J. Shannon (2005) Comparing the Benguela and Humboldt marine upwelling ecosystems with indicators derived from inter-calibrated models. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 62: 493-502.   Bozec Y.-M. , D. Gascuel, M. Kulbicki (2004) Trophic model of lagoonal communities in a large open atoll (Uvea, Loyalty islands, New Caledonia). Aquatic Living Resources, 17: 151-162.   Bozec Y.-M. , J. Ferraris, D. Gascuel, M. Kulbicki (2003) The trophic structure of coral reef fish assemblages: "trophic spectra" as indicators of human disturbances. Journal de Recherche Océanographique, 28: 15-20.

Bozec Y-M, Doropoulos C, Roff G, Mumby PJ (in press) Transient grazing and the dynamics of an unanticipated coral-algal phase shift. Ecosystems.

Castro-Sanguino C, Bozec Y-M, Dempsey A, Samaniego BR, Lubarsky K, Andrews S, Komyakova V, Ortiz JC, Robbins WD, Renaud PG, Mumby PJ (2017) Detecting conservation benefits of marine reserves on remote reefs of the northern Great Barrier Reef. PloS one 12(11), e0186146.

González-Rivero M, Harborne AR, Herrera-Reveles A, Bozec Y-M, Rogers A, Friedman A, Ganase A, Hoegh-Guldberg O (2017) Linking fishes to multiple metrics of coral reef structural complexity using three-dimensional technology. Scientific Reports 7(1), 13965.

Harborne AR, Rogers A, Bozec Y-M, Mumby PJ (2017) Multiple stressors and the functioning of coral reefs. Annual Review of Marine Science 9(1), 445-468.

Arias-González JE, Fung T, Seymour RM, Garza-Pérez JR, Acosta-González G, Bozec Y-M, Johnson CR (2017) A coral-algal phase shift in Mesoamerica not driven by changes in herbivorous fish abundance. PloS one 12 (4), e0174855.

Vergés A, Doropoulos C, Malcolm HA, Skye M, Garcia-Pizá M, Marzinelli EM, Campbell AH, Ballesteros E, Hoey AS, Vila-Concejo A, Bozec Y-M, Steinberg P (2016) Long-term empirical evidence of ocean warming leading to tropicalization of fish communities, increased herbivory, and loss of kelp. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113(48), 13791-13796.

Roff G, Doropoulos C, Rogers A, Bozec Y-M, Krueck NC, Aurellado E, Priest M, Birrell C, Mumby PJ (2016) Reassessing shark-driven trophic cascades on coral reefs: a reply to Ruppert et al. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31(8), 587-589.

Bozec Y-M, O'Farrell S, Bruggemann JH, Luckhurst BE, Mumby PJ (2016) Tradeoffs between fisheries harvest and the resilience of coral reefs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113 (6), 4536–4541.

Roff G, Doropoulos C, Rogers A, Bozec Y-M, Krueck N, Aurellado E, Priest M, Birrell C, Mumby PJ (2016) The ecological role of sharks on coral reefs. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 31 (5), 395–407.

Doropoulos C, Roff G, Bozec Y-M, Zupan M, Werminghausen J, Mumby PJ (2016) Characterizing the ecological trade-offs throughout the early ontogeny of coral recruitment. Ecological Monographs 86 (1), 20-44.

González-Rivero M, Bozec Y-M, Chollett I, Ferrari R, Schönberg CHL, Mumby PJ (2016) Asymmetric competition prevents the outbreak of an opportunistic species after coral reef degradation. Oecologia 181 (1), 161–173.

Harborne AR, Nagelkerken I, Wolff N, Bozec Y-M, Dorenbosch M, Grol M, Mumby PJ (2016) Direct and indirect effects of nursery habitats on coral-reef fish assemblages, grazing pressure, and benthic dynamics. Oikos 125, 957-967.

O’Farrell S, Harborne AR, Bozec YM, Luckhurst 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.

Bozec Y-M, Mumby PJ (2015) Synergistic impacts of global warming on the resilience of coral reefs. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 370: 20130267.

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 (2015) Anticipative management for coral reef ecosystem services in the 21st century. Global Change Biology 21:504-514.

Bozec Y-M, Alvarez-Filip L, Mumby PJ (2015) The dynamics of architectural complexity on coral reefs under climate change. Global Change Biology 21:223-235.

Ortiz JC, Bozec Y-M, 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.

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.

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

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

Bozec Y-M, Yakob L, Bejarano S, Mumby PJ (2013) Reciprocal facilitation and non-linearity maintain habitat engineering on coral reefs. Oikos 122: 428-440.

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

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

Wilson S.K., M. Adjeroud, D.R. Bellwood, M.L. Berumen, D. Booth, Y.-M. Bozec, P. Chabanet, A. Cheal, J. Cinner, M. Depczynski, D.A. Feary, M. Gagliano, N.A.J. Graham, A.R. Halford, B.S. Halpern, A.R. Harborne, A.S. Hoey, S.J. Holbrook, G.P. Jones, M. Kulbicki, Y. Letourneur, T.L. De Loma, T. McClanahan, M.I. McCormick, M.G. Meekan, P.J. Mumby, P.L. Munday, M.C. Öhman, M.S. Pratchett, B. Riegl, M. Sano, R.J. Schmitt, C. Syms (2010) Crucial knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes. The Journal of Experimental Biology, 213: 894-900.

Bozec Y.-M., G. Acosta-González, E. Núñez-Lara, J.E. Arias-González (2008) Impacts of coastal development on ecosystem structure and function of Yucatan coral reefs, Mexico. Proceedings of the 11th ICRS, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 7-11, 2008, pp. 691-695.

Bozec Y.-M. (2008) Fishes of coral reefs in New Caledonia: abundance estimates, fish-habitat relationships, trophic interactions and ecological indicators. Cybium, 3: 124.

Bozec Y.-M., S. Dolédec, M. Kulbicki (2005) An analysis of fish-habitat associations on disturbed coral reefs: chaetodontid fishes in New Caledonia. Journal of Fish Biology, 66: 966-982.

Bozec Y.-M., M. Kulbicki, E. Chassot, D. Gascuel (2005) Trophic signature of coral reef fish assemblages: towards a potential indicator of ecosystem disturbance. Aquatic Living Resources, 18: 103-109.

Fichez R., M. Adjeroud, Y.-M. Bozec, L. Breau, Y. Chancerelle, C. Chevillon, P. Douillet, J.-M. Fernandez, P. Frouin, M. Kulbicki, B. Moreton, S. Ouillon, C. Payri, T. Perez, P. Sasal, J. Thébault (2005) A review of selected indicators of particle, nutrient and metal inputs in coral reef lagoon systems. Aquatic Living Resources, 18: 125-147.

Chabanet P., Adjeroud M., S. Andrefouët, Y.-M. Bozec, J. Ferraris, J. Garcìa-Charton, M. Schrimm (2005). Human-induced physical disturbances and their indicators on coral reef habitats: A multi-scale approach. Aquatic Living Resources, 18: 215-230.

Gascuel D., Y.-M. Bozec, E. Chassot, A. Colomb, M. Laurans (2005) The trophic spectrum: theory and application as an ecosystem indicator. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 62: 443-452.

Kulbicki M., Y.-M. Bozec (2005) The use of butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae) species richness as a proxy of total species richness of reef fish assemblages in the Western and Central Pacific. Aquatic Conservation, 15 : S127-S141.

Kulbicki M., Y.-M. Bozec, A. Green (2005) Implications of biogeography in the use of butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae) as indicators for Western and Central Pacific areas. Aquatic Conservation, 15: S109-S126.

Kulbicki M., Y.-M. Bozec, P. Labrosse, Y. Letourneur, G. Mou-Tham, L. Wantiez (2005). Diet composition of carnivorous fishes from coral reef lagoons of New Caledonia. Aquatic Living Resources, 18: 231-250.

Moloney C.L., A. Jarre, H. Arancibia, Y.-M. Bozec, S. Neira, J.-P. Roux, L.J. Shannon (2005) Comparing the Benguela and Humboldt marine upwelling ecosystems with indicators derived from inter-calibrated models. ICES Journal of Marine Science, 62: 493-502.

Bozec Y.-M., D. Gascuel, M. Kulbicki (2004) Trophic model of lagoonal communities in a large open atoll (Uvea, Loyalty islands, New Caledonia). Aquatic Living Resources, 17: 151-162.

Bozec Y.-M., J. Ferraris, D. Gascuel, M. Kulbicki (2003) The trophic structure of coral reef fish assemblages: "trophic spectra" as indicators of human disturbances. Journal de Recherche Océanographique, 28: 15-20.

Dr. Yves-Marie Bozec

Coral reef dynamics, modeling and management

I am a marine ecologist with interests in the mechanisms controlling the dynamics, functioning and resilience of coral reef ecosystems.

My current research is looking at the resilience of the Great Barrier Reef to multiple stressors, including thermal stress, poor water quality, cyclone damages and outbreaks of the Crown-of-Thorns starfish. This work is based on the development of demographic models of corals to understand the processes that regulate their populations and to forecast their responses to multiple disturbance  scenarios. A key focus of my research is the interactions between corals, macroalgae and herbivores and the maintenance of functional reef habitats under climate change.

I am currently involved into the following projects:

- The "Reef Restoration and Adaptation Program". This is a partnership between UQ, AIMS, CSIRO, QUT, JCU, GBRF and GBRMPA funded by the Australian Government. The objective is to assess the feasibility of multiple restoration strategies on the GBR under different climate change scenarios.

- "A reef resilience plan for the Cairns management area". This project is funded by GBRF and involves scientists from UQ, AIMS and CSIRO. My role is to develop a mechanistic model of connected reef ecosystems on the Great Barrier Reef (Cairns region) that integrates the impact of water quality, thermal stress, cyclones and CoTS outbreaks on coral demographics. The objective is to provide a decision-support tool that can be used by managers to simulate the impact of different management interventions on coral populations.

- "Guidance system for resilience-based management of the Great Barrier Reef". This NESP-funded project aims at developing a software application allowing to compare the efficiency of different intervention strategies in improving reef resilience in the Whitsunday and Cairns regions.

- "Tipping points and early warning signals in complex ecosystems" is a project funded by the Australian Research Council, and aims at developing theory and tools to anticipate abrupt shifts in networks of connected coral reef ecosystems.

Career

2014-ongoing | ARC Research Fellow, Marine Spatial Ecology Lab and ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, University of Queensland (Australia)

2010-2014 | Research Fellow, Marine Spatial Ecology Lab, University of Exeter (UK) / University of Queensland (Australia) - FORCE project (Future of Reefs in a Changing Environment)

2009-2010 | Research associate, Laboratoire Ressources Halieutiques - IFREMER Sete (France)

2009 | Research associate, Laboratoire Informatique - Agrocampus Ouest, Rennes (France)

2007-2008 | Postdoctoral fellow, LEEAC, CINVESTAV Mérida (Mexico)

2002-2006 | PhD candidate, Departement Halieutique, Agrocampus Ouest (France) / IRD (New Caledonia)