Publications in press:


Priest, M, C Braun, P Saenz-Agudelo, M Berumen (in press) Isolation and characterization of 29 microsatellite markers for the bumphead parrotfish, Bolbometopon muricatum, and cross amplification in 11 congeneric species. Marine Biodiversity doi: 10.1007/s12526-014-0278-4 




Coker DJ, Nowicki JP, Pratchett MS (2015) Body condition of the coral-dwelling fish Dascyllus aruanus following host colony bleaching. Environmental Biology of Fishes (IP 1.3)
Hobbs J-PA, Coker DJ, et al. (2015) An annotated bibliography of the research on marine organisms and environments at Christmas Island and the Cocos (Keeling) Islands. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology (IP 0.8)
Jabado, R., W., Al Ghais, S.M., Hamza, W., Henderson, A.C., Spaet, J.L.Y., Shivji, M.S. & Hanner, R.H. (2015) The trade in sharks and their products in the United Arab Emirates. Biological Conservation, 181:190-198. doi: 10.1016/j.biocon.2014.10.032
Nanninga GB, Saenz-Agudelo P, Zhan P, Hoteit I, Berumen ML (2015) Not finding Nemo: limited reef-scale retention in a coral reef fish. Coral Reefs:1-10  





Arrigoni, R, M Berumen, T Terraneo, A Caragnano, J Bouwmeester, F Benzoni (2014) Forgotten in the taxonomic literature: resurrection of the scleractinian coral genus Sclerophyllia (Scleractinia, Lobophylliidae) from the Arabian Peninsula and its phylogenetic relationships. Systematics and Biodiversity doi: 10.1080/14772000.2014.978915

Berumen ML, Braun CD, Cochran JEM, Skomal GB, Thorrold SR (2014) Movement Patterns of Juvenile Whale Sharks Tagged at an Aggregation Site in the Red Sea. PLoS ONE 9(7): e103536. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0103536

Bouwmeester J, Baird AH, Chen CJ, Guest JR, Vicentuan KC, C Voolstra, Berumen ML (2014) Multi-species spawning synchrony within scleractinian coral assemblages in the Red Sea. Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-014-1214-6

Braun, C, G Skomal, S Thorrold, M Berumen (2014) Diving behaviors of the reef manta ray (Manta alfredi) in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. PLoS ONE 9: e88170.

Cagua EF, Collins N, Hancock J, Rees R. (2014) Whale shark economics: a valuation of wildlife tourism in South Ari Atoll, Maldives. PeerJ 2:e515

Coker DJ, Wilson SK, Pratchett MS (2014) Importance of live coral habitat for reef fishes. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries (IP 2.7) DOI: 10.1007/s11160-013-9319-5

DiBattista, J.D., Randall, J.E., Newman, S.J., and Bowen B.W. (2014) Australian round herring (genus Etrumeus) contain cryptic evolutionary partitions concordant with biogeographic boundaries. Marine Biology 161: 2465-2477.

Feldheim, K.A., Gruber, S.H., DiBattista, J.D., Babcock, E.A., Kessel, S.A., Hendry, A.P., Pikitch, E.K., Ashley, M.V., and Chapman, D.D. (2014) Two decades of genetic profiling yields first evidence of natal philopatry and long-term fidelity to parturition sites in sharks. Molecular Ecology 23: 110-117.

Gaither, M.R., Schultz, J.K., Bellwood, D., Rocha, L., Pyle, R.L., DiBattista, J.D., and Bowen, B.W. (2014) Evolution of the pygmy angelfishes: recent divergences, introgression, and the usefulness of color as a taxonomic trait. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 74: 38-47.

Harrison, H, K Feldheim, G Jones, K Ma, H Mansour, S Perumal, D Williamson, M Berumen (2014) Validation of microsatellite multiplexes for parentage analysis and species discrimination in two hybridising species of coral reef fish (Plectropomus spp., Serranidae). Ecology and Evolution 4:2046–2057 doi: 10.1002/ece3.1002.

Huang, D, F Benzoni, R Arrigoni, A Baird, M Berumen, J Bouwmeester, L Chou, H Fukami, W Licuanan, E Lovell, R Meier, P Todd, F Budd. (2014) Toward a phylogenetic classification of reef corals: the Indo-Pacific genera Merulina, Goniastrea and Scapophyllia (Scleractinia, Merulinidae). Zoologica Scripta 43: 531-548

Hundt, P, S Iglésias, A Hoey, A Simons (2014) A multilocus molecular phylogeny of combtooth blennies (Percomorpha: Blennioidei: Blenniidae): Multiple invasions of intertidal habitats. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 70: 47-56

Ivanenko, V. N., Moudrova, S. V., Bouwmeester, J., Berumen, M. L. (2014) First report of tubular corallites on Stylophora caused by a symbiotic copepod crustacean. Coral Reefs, 1-1 doi: 10.1007/s00338-014-1186-6. 

Johansen LJ, Messmer V, Coker DJ, Hoey AS, Pratchett MS (2014) Increasing ocean temperatures reduce activity patterns of a large commercially important coral reef fish. Global Change Biology (IP 6.9) DOI: 10.1111/gcb.12452

Nanninga GB, Berumen ML (2014) The role of individual variation in marine larval dispersal. Frontiers in Marine Science 1

Nanninga, G, P Saenz-Agudelo, A Manica, M Berumen (2014) Environmental gradients predict the genetic structure of a coral reef fish in the Red Sea. Molecular Ecology 23: 591-602

Nobel MM, Pratchett MS, Coker DJ, Cvitanovic C, Fulton CJ (2014) Foraging in corallivorous butterflyfish varies with wave exposure. Coral Reefs (3.7)
O’Bryhim, J.R., Spaet, J.L.Y., Hyde, J.R., Jones, K.L., Adams, D.H. & Lance, S.L. (2014) Development of microsatellite markers for globally distributed populations of the threatened silky shark, Carcharhinus falciformis. Conservation Genetics Resources, 1-3. doi: 10.1007/s12686-014-0396-0

Reimer, J, D Uyeno, M Berumen (2014) First records of Parazoanthidae and Microzoanthidae (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) from the Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity Records 7: e7 

Rocha, L, A Aleixo, G Allen, F Almeda, C Baldwin, M Barclay, J Bates, A Bauer, F Benzoni, C Berns, M Berumen et al. (2014) Collecting biological specimens is essential in science and conservation. Science 344: 814-815.

Selkoe, K.A., Gaggiotti, O.E., Andrews, K., Bernal, M.A., Bird, C., Bolick, H., Baums, I., Coleman, R., Concepcion, G.T., Craig, M.T., DiBattista, J.D., et al. (2014) Emergent patterns of population genetic structure for a coral reef community. Molecular Ecology 23: 3064-3079. 

Spaet, JLY; Berumen, ML (2015) Fish market surveys indicate unsustainable elasmobranch fisheries in the Saudi Arabian Red Sea. Fisheries Research 161:356-364

Spaet JLY, Elhassan IS (2014). Geographical distribution and status. 7.3.2 Red Sea. In: Harrison LH, Dulvy NK (eds) Sawfish: A Global Strategy for Conservation, . IUCN Shark Specialist Group: Vancouver, Canada; 58–59

Steinberg, R, M van der Meer, J-P Hobbs, M Berumen, L van Herwerden (2014) Characterization of 22 microsatellite loci for conservation genetic studies of an endemic anemonefish, Amphiprion latezonatus. Conservation Genetics Resources doi: 10.1007/s12686-014-0301-x

Terraneo TI, Berumen ML, Arrigoni R, Waheed Z, Bouwmeester J, Caragnano A, Stefani F, Benzoni F (2014) Pachyseris inattesa sp. n. (Cnidaria, Anthozoa, Scleractinia): a new reef coral species from the Red Sea and its phylogenetic relationships. ZooKeys 433: 1–30. doi: 10.3897/zookeys.433.8036

 Thorrold, S, P Afonso, J Fontes, C Braun, R Santos, G Skomal, M Berumen (2014) Extreme diving behavior in devil rays links surface waters and the deep ocean. Nature Communications 5: 4274

Vignaud, T, J Maynard, R Leblois, M Meekan, R Vázquez-Juárez, D Ramírez-Macías, S Pierce, D Rowat, M Berumen, C Beeravolu, S Baksay, S Planes (2014). Genetic structure of populations of whale sharks among ocean basins and evidence for their historic rise and recent decline. Molecular Ecology 23: 2590-2601.

Vignaud, T.M., Mourier, J., Maynard, J.A., Leblois, R., Spaet, J.L.Y., Clua, E., Neglia, V.; and Planes, S. (2014) Blacktip reef sharks, Carcharhinus melanopterus, have high genetic structure and varying demographic histories in their Indo-Pacific range. Molecular Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/mec.12936.

Werry, J, S Planes, M Berumen, K Lee, C Braun, E Clua (2014) Reef-fidelity and migration of tiger sharks, Galeocerdo cuvier, across the Coral Sea. PLoS One 9: e83249




Almany, G, R Hamilton, M Matawai, M Bode, T Potuku, P Saenz-Agudelo, S Planes, M Berumen, K Rhodes, S Thorrold, G Russ, G Jones (2013) Dispersal of grouper larvae drives local resource sharing in a coral reef fishery. Current Biology 23: 626-630

Alperman, T, J Mee, M Berumen (2013) First record of the blackfin coral goby, Paragobiodon lacunicolus (Kendall and Goldsborough, 1911), from the Red Sea. Journal of Applied Ichthyology 29: 1361-1363

Banguera-Hinestroza, E, P Saenz-Agudelo, T Bayer, M Berumen, C Voolstra (2013) Characterization of new microsatellite loci for population genetic studies in the Smooth Cauliflower Coral (Stylophora spp). Conservation Genetics Resources doi: 10.1007/s12686-012-9852-x

Berumen ML, Hoey AS, Bass WH, Bouwmeester J, Catania D, Cochran JEM, Khalil MT, Miyake S, Mughal MR, Spaet JLY, Saenz-Agudelo P (2013) The status of coral reef ecology research in the Red Sea. Coral Reefs:1-12

Bowen, B, L Rocha, C Bird, S Karl, J Eble, D Skillings, M Gaither, J DiBattista, M Craig, R Toonen (2013) The origins of tropical marine biodiversity. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28: 359-366.

Cagua, F, M Berumen, E Tyler (2013) Topography and biological noise influence acoustic telemetry on coral reefs. Coral Reefs 32: 1123-1134

DiBattista, J, M Berumen, M Gaither, L Rocha, J Eble, J Choat, M Craig, D Skillings, B Bowen (2013) After continents divide: Comparative phylogeography of reef fishes from the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. Journal of Biogeography 40: 1170-1181

Furby, K, J Bouwmeester, M Berumen (2013) Susceptibility of central Red Sea corals during a major bleaching event. Coral Reefs 32: 505-513

Giles E, Saenz-Agudelo P, Berumen M, Ravasi T (2013) Novel polymorphic microsatellite markers developed for a common reef sponge, Stylissa carteri. Mar Biodiv 43:237-241

Harrison, H, P Saenz-Agudelo, S Planes, G Jones, M Berumen (2013) On minimising assignment errors and the trade-off between false positives and negatives in parentage analysis. Molecular Ecology 22: 5738-5742

Harrison, H, P Saenz-Agudelo, S Planes, G Jones, M Berumen (2013) Relative accuracy of three common methods of parentage analysis in natural populations. Molecular Ecology 22: 1158-1170

Haverkort-Yeh, R, C McFadden, A Halasz, M Berumen, Y Benayahu, R Toonen (2013). A systematic survey of Saudi Arabian Alcyonacea (Cnidaria: Octocorallia). Marine Biodiversity 43: 279-291

Hobbs, J-P, A Frisch, B Ford, P Saenz-Agudelo, K Furby, M Berumen (2013) Taxonomic, spatial and temporal patterns of bleaching in anemones inhabited by anemonefishes. PLoS ONE 8: e70966

Khalil, MT, JEM Cochran, M Berumen (2013) The abundance of herbivorous fish on an inshore Red Sea reef following a mass coral bleaching event. Environmental Biology of Fishes doi: 10.1007/s10641-012-0103-5

McMahon K, L Hamady, S Thorrold (2013) A review of ecogeochemistry approaches to estimating movements of marine animals. Limnology and Oceanography 58:697-714

McMahon K, L Hamady, S Thorrold (2013) Ocean ecogeochemistry – A review.  Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review 51: 327-374

Nanninga, G, M Mughal, P Saenz-Agudelo, T Bayer, M Berumen (2013) Development of 35 novel microsatellite markers for the two-band anemonefish, Amphiprion bicinctus. Conservation Genetics Resources 5: 515-518

Noble, M, G van Laake, M Berumen, C Fulton (2013) Community change within a Caribbean coral reef marine protected area following two decades of local management. PLoS ONE 8: e54069

Pineda, J, V Starczak, A Tarrant, J Blythe, K Davis, T Farrar, M Berumen, J da Silva (2013) Two spatial scales in a bleaching event: corals from the mildest and the most extreme thermal environments escape mortality. Limnology & Oceanography 58: 1531–1545

Pratchett, M, A Hoey, D Feary, A Bauman, J Burt, B Riegl (2013). Functional composition of Chaetodon butterflyfishes at a peripheral and extreme coral reef location, the Persian Gulf. Marine Pollution Bulletin 72: 333-341 

Randall, J.E. and DiBattista, J.D. (2013) A new species of damselfish (Pomacentridae) from the Indian Ocean. Aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology 19: 1-16. 

Riegl, B, M Berumen, A Bruckner (2013) Coral population trajectories, increased disturbance and management intervention: a sensitivity analysis. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.519

Roder C, Berumen ML, Bouwmeester J, Papathanassiou E, Al-Suwailem A, Voolstra CR (2013) First biological measurements of deep-sea corals from the Red Sea. Sci Rep 3

Siepielsk, A, K Gotanda, M Morrissey, S Diamond, J DiBattista, S Carlson (2013) The spatial patterns of directional phenotypic selection. Ecology Letters 16: 1382–1392

Spaet, J. (2013) Predictable annual aggregation of longnose parrotfish (Hipposcarus harid) in the Red Sea. Marine Biodiversity 43 (3): 179-180

Tornabene L, Ahmadia GN, Berumen ML, Smith DJ, Jompa J, 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 66:391-400

van der Meer, M, M Gardner, M Berumen, J-P Hobbs, L van Herwerden (2013) Identification of seventeen microsatellite loci for conservation genetic studies of the endemic wrasse Coris bulbifrons. Conservation Genetics Resources 5: 363-366

Walter, R, N Hussey, S Kessel, A Fisk, D Heath, T Chekchak, R Klaus, M Younis, G Hill, B Jones, C Braun, M Berumen, J DiBattista, M Priest, N Alhasan (2013). First record of living Manta birostris x Manta alfredi hybrid. Marine Biodiversity 44: 1-2





Abreu, AG, Albaina, A, Alpermann, TJ, Apkenas, VE, Bankhead-Dronnet, S, Bergek, S, Berumen, ML, Cho, CH, Clobert, J, Coulon, A, De Feraudy, D, Estonba, A, Hankeln, T, Hochkirch, A, Hsu, TW, Huang, TJ, Irigoien, X, Iriondo, M, Kay, KM, Kinitz, T, Kothera, L, Le Henanff, M, Lieutier, F, Lourdais, O, Macrini, CMT, Manzano, C, Martin, C, Morris, VRF, Nanninga, GB, et al. (2012) Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 October 2011-30 November 2011. Molecular Ecology Resources, 12(2): 374-376

Alpermann T, F Wicker, G Nanninga, J Plieske, M Berumen (2012) Development of microsatellite markers for the Arabian damselfish, Dascyllus marginatus (Rüppell, 1820) (Actinopterygii, Pomacentridae). Molecular Ecology Resources. Published online at:

Baird AH, Campbell SJ, Fadli N, Hoey AS, Rudi E (2012) The shallow water hard corals of Pulau Weh, Aceh Province, Indonesia. Aquaculture, Aquarium, Conservation & Legislation 5:23-28

Bellwood DR, Baird AH, Depczynski M, Gonzalez-Cabello A, Hoey AS, Lefevre C, Tanner JK (2012) Coral recovery may not herald the return of fishes on damaged coral reefs. Oecologia (DOI: 10.1007/s00442-012-2306-z).

Bellwood DR, Hoey AS, Hughes TP (2012) Human activity selectively impacts the ecosystem roles of parrotfishes on coral reefs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279:1621-1629.

Berumen M, Almany G, Planes S, Jones G, Saenz-Agudelo P, Thorrold S (2012) Persistence of self-recruitment and patterns of larval connectivity in a marine protected area network. Ecology and Evolution doi: 10.1002/ece3.208

Berumen, M, E Trip, J Choat, M Pratchett (2012) Differences in demographic traits of four butterflyfish species between two reefs of the Great Barrier Reef separated by 1,200 km. Coral Reefs 31: 169-177

Campbell, SJ, Cinner JE, Ardiwijaya S, Pardede S, Kartawijaya T, Mukmunin A, Herdiana Y, Hoey AS, Pratchett MS, Baird AH (2012) Avoiding conflicts and protecting coral reefs: customary management benefits marine habitats and fish biomass. Oryx (accepted 28th Feb 2012).

de la Torre, P, L Smith, K Salama, M Berumen (2012) The integrated satellite-acoustic telemetry (iSAT) system for tracking marine megafauna. The Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE Oceans Meeting

Emslie MJ, Logan M, Ceccarelli DM, Cheal AJ, Hoey AS, Miller I, Sweatman HPA (2012) Regional scale variation in the distribution and abundance of farming damselfishes on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Marine Biology 159: 1293-1304.

Goatley CHR, Hoey AS, Bellwood DR (2012) The role of turtles as coral reef macroherbivores. PLoS ONE 7:e39979

Harrison, H, D Williamson, R Evans, G Almany, S Thorrold, G Russ, K Feldheim, L van Herwerden, S Planes, M Srinivasan, M Berumen, G Jones (2012) Marine reserves, larval connectivity and recruitment benefits to fish and fisheries. Current Biology 22: 1-6

Hoey AS, Bellwood DR, Barnett A (2012) To feed or to breed: morphological constraints of mouthbrooding in coral reef cardinalfishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 2426-2432

Lawton, R, A Cole, M Berumen, M Pratchett (2012) Geographical variation in resource use by specialist versus generalist butterflyfishes. Ecography. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0587.2011.07326.x

McMahon KW, Berumen ML, Thorrold SR (2012) Linking habitat mosaics and connectivity in a coral reef seascape. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science doi: 10.1073/pnas.1206378109

Pratchett MS, Hoey AS, Coker D, Gardiner N (2012) Interdependence between reef fishes and scleractinian corals. Proc 12th Int Coral Reef Symp, Cairns

Priest, M. A., Halford, A. R. and McIlwain, J. L. (2012), Evidence of stable genetic structure across a remote island archipelago through self-recruitment in a widely dispersed coral reef fish. Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.1002/ece3.260

Rudi E, Campbell SJ, Hoey AS, Fadli N, Linkie M, Baird AH (2012) The coral triangle initiative: what are we missing? A case study from Aceh. Oryx (accepted 8th Feb 2012).

Saenz-Agudelo P, Jones GP, Thorrold SR, Planes S (2012) Patterns and persistence of larval retention and connectivity in a marine fish metapopulation. Molecular Ecology DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05726.x (Link)

Spaet, J, S Thorrold, M Berumen (2012) A review of the status of elasmobranch research in the Red Sea. Journal of Fish Biology 80: 952-965


Berumen, M, M Pratchett, & B Goodman (2011) Relative gut lengths of coral reef butterflyfishes (Pisces: Chaetodontidae). Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-011-0791-x
Bouwmeester, J, A Baird, M Berumen (2011) Daytime spawning of Pocillopora verrucosa in the Red Sea. Galaxea 13: 23-24

Bouwmeester J, MT Khalil, P de la Torre, M Berumen
(2011) Synchronous spawning of Acropora in the Red Sea. Coral Reefs 30:1011-1011
E Trip, D Raubenheimer, K Clements, J Choat (2011) Reproductive demography of a temperate protogynous and herbivorous fish, Odax pullus (Labridae, Odacini). Marine and Freshwater Research 62: 176-186 (Link to PDF)
Hoey AS, Pratchett MS, Cvitanovic C (2011) High macroalgal cover and low coral recruitment undermines the potential resilience of the world’s southernmost coral reef assemblage. PLoS ONE 6:e25824
Lawton, R, M Pratchett, M Berumen (2012) The use of specialisation indices to predict vulnerability of coral-feeding butterflyfishes to environmental change. Oikos 121: 191-200
McMahon KW, Berumen ML, Mateo I, Elsdon TS, Thorrold SR (2011) Carbon isotopes in otolith amino acids identify residency of juvenile snapper (Family: Lutjanidae) in coastal nurseries. Coral Reefs 30:1135-1145 (Link)
Ochavillo, D, S Tofaeonoa, M Sabatera, E Trip (2011) Population structure of Ctenochaetus striatus (Acanthuridae) in Tutuila, American Samoa: The use of size-at-age data in multi-scale population size surveys. Fisheries Research 107: 14-21 (Link to PDF)
Pratchett MS, Hoey AS, Wilson SK, Messmer V, Graham NAJ (2011) Changes in biodiversity and functioning of reef fish assemblages following coral bleaching and coral loss. Diversity 3: 424-452
Pratchett, M, M Trapon, M Berumen, K Chong-Seng (2011) Recent disturbances augment community shifts in coral assemblages in Moorea, French Polynesia. Coral Reefs 30:183-193
Spaet, J, J Cochran, M Berumen (2011) First record of the pigeye shark (Müller & Henle 1839), Carcharhinus amboinensis (Carcharhiniformes: Carcharhinidae), in the Red Sea. Zoology in the Middle East 52:118-121
Trip, E, K Clements, D Raubenheimer, J Choat (2011) Reproductive biology of an odacine labrid, Odax pullus. Journal of Fish Biology 78: 741-761 (Link to PDF)
Tyler, E, A Manica, N Jiddawi, M Speight (2011) A role for partially protected areas on coral reefs: maintaining fish diversity? Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 21(3): 231-238 (Link to PDF)


  • Berumen, M, H Walsh, N Raventos, S Planes, G Jones, V Starczak, S Thorrold (2010) Otolith geochemistry does not reflect dispersal history of clownfish larvae. Coral Reefs 29:883–891 (Link to PDF)
  • Berumen, M & R Rotjan (2010) New records of corallivory in the Red Sea. Coral Reefs 29: 727 (Link to PDF)
  • Wilson, S, M Adjeroud, D Bellwood, M Berumen, D Booth, Y-Marie Bozec, P Chabanet, A Cheal, J Cinner, M Depczynski, D Feary, M Gagliano, N Graham, A Halford, B Halpern, A Harborne, A Hoey, S Holbrook, G Jones, M Kulbicki, Y Letourneur, T De Loma, T McClanahan, M McCormick, M Meekan, P Mumby, P Munday, M Öhman, M Pratchett, B Riegl, M Sano, R 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 (Link to PDF)


  • Berumen, M, E Rochel, G Almany, S Thorrold, G Jones, M Pratchett, C Syms, S Planes (2009) Isolation and characterization of 15 polymorphic nuclear microsatellite primers for the widespread Indo-Pacific vagabond butterflyfish, Chaetodon vagabundus. Molecular Ecology Resources. (Link to PDF )
  • Berumen, M, G Almany (2009) External tagging does not affect the feeding behavior of a coral reef fish, Chaetodon vagabundus (Pisces: Chaetodontidae). Environmental Biology of Fishes 86: 447–450 (Link to PDF)
  • Harborne, A, P Renaud, E Tyler, P Mumby (2009) Reduced density of the herbivorous urchin Diadema antillarum inside a Caribbean marine reserve linked to increased predation by fishes. Coral Reefs 28: 783-791 (Link to PDF)
  • McCook, L, G Almany, M Berumen, J Day, A Green, G Jones, J Leis, S Planes, G Russ, P Sale, S Thorrold (2009) The challenge of incorporating connectivity science into coral reef management now: principles and practice. Coral Reefs 28: 353–366 (Link to PDF)
  • Munday, P, J Leis, J Lough, C Paris, M Kingsford, M Berumen , J Lambrechts (2009) Climate change and coral reef connectivity. Coral Reefs 28: 379-395 (Link to PDF)
  • Tyler, E, M Speight, P Henderson, and A Manica (2009) Evidence for a depth refuge effect in artisanal coral reef fisheries. Biological Conservation 142 (3): 652-667 (Link to PDF)
  • Webb, T, E Tyler, P Somerfield (2009) Life history mediates large-scale population ecology in marine benthic taxa. Marine Ecology Progress Series 396: 293-306 (Link to PDF)


  • Berumen, M (2008) “Life” in movies: Using students’ interest in popular cinema to promote science learning. The Science Teacher Dec 08: 26-31 (Link to PDF)
  • Berumen, M, M Pratchett (2008) Trade-offs associated with dietary specialization for corallivorous butterflyfishes. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 62: 989-994 (Link to PDF)
  • Gregson, M, M Pratchett, M Berumen, B Goodman (2008) Relationships between butterflyfish (Chaetodontidae) feeding rates and coral consumption on the Great Barrier Reef. Coral Reefs 27:583-591 (Link to PDF)
  • MacNeil, M, E Tyler, C Fonnesbeck, S Rushton, M Conroy, N Polunin (2008). Accounting for detectability in reef-fish biodiversity estimates. Marine Ecology Progress Series 367: 249-260. (Link to PDF)
  • Pratchett, M & M Berumen (2008) Inter-specific variation in distributions and diets of coral reef butterflyfishes (Teleostei: Chaetodontidae). Journal of Fish Biology 73: 1730-1747 (Link to PDF)
  • Pratchett, M, M Berumen, M Marnane, J Eagle, D Pratchett (2008) Habitat associations of juvenile versus adult butterflyfishes. Coral Reefs 27: 541-551 (Link to PDF)
  • Trip, E, J Choat, D Wilson, Robertson (2008) Inter-oceanic analysis of demographic variation in a widely distributed Indo-Pacific coral reef fish. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 373: 97-109 (Link to PDF)


  • Almany, G, M Berumen, S Thorrold, S Planes, G Jones (2007) Local replenishment of coral reef fish populations in a marine reserve. Science 316: 742-744 (Link to PDF)
  • Berumen, M (2005) The importance of juveniles in modeling growth: butterflyfish at Lizard Island. Environmental Biology of Fishes 72: 409-413 (Link to PDF)
  • Berumen, M & M Pratchett (2006) Effects of resource availability on the competitive behavior of butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae). Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium. 644-650 (Link to PDF)
  • Berumen, M & M Pratchett (2006) Recovery without resilience: Persistent disturbance and long-term shifts in the structure of fish and coral communities at Tiahura Reef, Moorea. Coral Reefs 25: 647-653 (Link to PDF)
  • Berumen, M, M Pratchett, M McCormick (2005) Within-reef differences in diet and body condition of coral-feeding butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae). Marine Ecology Progress Series 287: 217-227 (Link to PDF)
  • Pratchett, M, S Wilson, M Berumen, M McCormick (2004) Sub-lethal effects of coral bleaching on an obligate coral feeding butterflyfish. Coral Reefs 23: 352-256 (Link to PDF)


Pratchett, M & M Berumen (editors). Biology of Butterflyfishes. CRC Press. (2013)

Chap 3: Diversity in diet and feeding behaviour of butterflyfishes; reliance on reef corals versus reef habitats. A Cole, M Pratchett, & M Berumen.

Chap 7: Social systems and behavioural ecology of butterflyfishes (genus: Chaetodon). S Yabuta & M Berumen.

Chap 11: Butterflyfishes as potential biological indicators of coral reef health. M Crosby, E Reese, & M Berumen.

Chap 12: Contributions of butterflyfishes to further understanding reef fish ecology. M Pratchett, D Feary, A Hoey, C Fulton, R Lawton, & M Berumen.


Chap 2: Functional morphology of the Chaetodontidae. N Konow & L Ferry-Graham (M Berumen, ed.)

Chap 4: Corallivory: The coral’s point of view. E Cox (M Berumen, ed.)

Chap 6: Biogeography of butterflyfishes: a model for reef fishes? M Kulbicki., L Vigliola, L Wantiez, N Hubert, S R Floeter, R Myers (M Berumen, ed.)

Chap 10: Captive care and breeding of coral reef butterflyfishes. J Delbeek (M Berumen, ed.)