Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg

Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg FAA
ARC Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
School of Biological Sciences
University of Queensland
oveh@uq.edu.au

Research Publications (>400, Google Scholar)
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BIOGRAPHY

Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is Professor of Marine Studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia Over the past 10 years he was Founding Director of the Global Change Institute (details here) and is Deputy Director of the Centre for Excellence in Coral Reef Studies (www.coralcoe.org.au, since 2006) and Affiliated Professor in Tropical Marine Biology at the University of Copenhagen (2016-present). Ove’s research focuses on the impacts of global change on marine ecosystems and is one of the most cited authors on climate change.  In addition to pursuing scientific discovery, Ove has had a 20-year history in leading research organisations such as the Centre for Marine Studies (including 3 major research stations over 2000-2009) and the Global Change Institute, both at the University of Queensland.  These roles have seen him raise more than $150 million for research and infrastructure. He has also been a dedicated communicator of the threat posed by ocean warming and acidification to marine ecosystems, being one of the first scientists to identify the serious threat posed by climate change for coral reefs in a landmark paper published in 1999 (Mar.Freshwater Res 50:839-866), which predicted the loss of coral reefs by 2050.  Since that time, Ove led global discussions and action on the science and solutions to rapid climate change via high profile international roles such as the Coordinating Lead Author for the ‘Oceans’ chapter for the Fifth Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the Coordinating Lead Author on the Impacts chapter of the IPCC Special report on 1.5oC. In addition to this work, Ove conceived and led the scientific XL-Catlin Seaview Survey (details here) which has surveyed over 1000 km of coral reefs across 25 countries (details here) and which captured and analysed over 1 million survey images of coral reefs.  These images and data are available to the scientific community and others via an online database: (details here). 

Developing these resources is part of Ove’s current push to understand and support solutions to global change with partners such as WWF International: (details here). As scientific lead, Ove has been steering a global response to the identification of 50 sites globally that are less exposed to climate change (Beyer et al 2018, Hoegh-Guldberg et al. 2018), working with WWF International to assemble a global partnership across seven countries (Indonesia, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Cuba, East Africa, Madagascar and Fiji; Coral Reef Rescue Initiative). Scientific papers published by Ove cover significant contributions to the physiology, ecology, environmental politics, and climate change.  Some of Ove’s most significant scientific contributions have been recognised by leading journals such as Science and Nature (Hoegh-Guldberg and Bruno 2010; Hoegh-Guldberg et al. 2007; Hoegh-Guldberg et al. 2019a,b), scores of invited talks and plenaries over the past 20 years, plus his appointment as significant international roles e.g. Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 30 (“The Oceans”) for the 5th Assessment Report, as well as Coordinating Lead Author for Chapter 3 (Impacts) on the special report on the implications of 1.5oC  (for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC). 

Ove is one of the most cited Australian science authors (and 3rd internationally of 53,136 authors) on “climate change” by Thomson-Reuter’s ISI Web of Science (details here) in 2009. This represents a group of less than 0.5% of all published scientific researchers in the world. This has been updated recently with Ove being a member of the top 0.01% most productive scientists globally (Ioannidis et al. 2019) PLoS biology, 17(8), p.e3000384.). Ove received numerous awards from Thomson Reuters (e.g. Citation Award Winner in Ecology Thomson Reuters Citation & Innovation Award in 2012).  Ove’s H-index is 80 (Clarivate Analytics, Jan 2020) or 105 (Google Scholar) and he have received several awards from Thomson-Reuters and now Clarivate Analytics (see above). He has been awarded a Eureka Prize for his scientific research as well as a QLD Premier’s fellowship, and later ARC Laureate Fellow.  He was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 2013. He received the Prince Albert II 2014 Award for Climate Change, and the 2016 International Award from the Banksia Foundation.  He has been recognised as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2001, 2014, 2018 and 2019 (top 1% of his field) and was listed among the 100 most influential people in Climate Policy globally (List available at Apolitical: (details here).

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NATIONALITY

  • Australian (born: 26/9/59, Sydney)

EDUCATION

  • 1989                 Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles (supervisor: Leonard Muscatine)
  • 1982                 B.Sc. (Hons, 1st class) University of Sydney (supervisor: Rosaline Hinde)

CURRENT POSITIONS

  • 2000-present     Professor of Marine Studies, University of Queensland
  • 2006-present     Deputy Director, ARC Centre for Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
  • 2016-present     Affiliated Professor in Tropical Marine Biology, University of Copenhagen

SIGNIFICANT APPOINTMENTS

  • 2010–2019       Founder and Director, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland
  • 2013-present     Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
  • 2016-2018        Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 3 (‘Impacts’) of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Implications of the 1.5oC.
  • 2018-present     World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology (COMEST); Appointed Commissioner by UNESCO Director-General
  • 2016-2017        Member and drafting author, Preparation of a non-binding Declaration on the Ethical implications of climate change (accepted in 2018; UNESCO)
  • 2016                 Australian Delegate, IPCC Scoping meeting: Special Report on 1.5oC (Geneva)
  • 2016                 Australian Delegate, UN IPCC Scoping meeting: Special Report on Oceans and Cryosphere (Monaco)
  • 2015-present     Independent Expert Panel for Great Barrier Reef 2050 (Chaired by Australian ex-Chief Scientist Prof Ian Chubb; reports to State & Federal Environment Ministers)
  • 2018-present     Partnership Management Committee, Great Barrier Reef Foundation
  • 2019-present     Lead Scientist and cofounder, Coral Reef Rescue Initiative, w/ WWF International
  • 2013-2014        Chair, Blue Ribbon Panel (World Bank, DC) Global Partnership for Oceans
  • 2015-2019     GBR Taskforce, water quality (Chair: QLD Chief scientist, Prof Geoff Garret)
  • 2010-2014        Coordinating Lead Author, “The Ocean” Chapter, 5th Assessment Report,
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (United Nations, IPCC, Geneva)
  • 2010 – 2014      Affiliated Researcher, Centre for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University
  • 2014-present     Chair, Technical Advisory Group, Great Barrier Reef Foundation
  • 2012-2017        Chief Scientist, Catlin Seaview Survey (www.globalreefrecord.org)
  • 2001-2010        Visiting Professor, Stanford University
  • 2001-2010        Director and co-founder, Stanford University Australia Marine Studies Program
  • 2010-2013        Senior Executive Management Committee, University of Queensland
  • 2006-2012        Member, Board of Reviewing Editors, Science Magazine
  • 2000-2009        Director and Founder, Centre for Marine Studies, University of Queensland
  • 2001-2009        Chair, Climate Change and Coral health working group within CRTR GEF project.
  • 2000-present:    Member, International Scientific Advisory Committee, GBR Foundation
  • 2004-2007        Member, Royal Society, London, Working Group on Ocean Acidification
  • 2000-2009        Director, Heron Is, Low Isles and Morton Bay Research Stations

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • 2020                Australia Day Ambassador (appointed by Queensland Premier)
  • 2019                Highly Cited Researcher (top 1% of field, preceding decade); Clarivate.
  • 2019                Listed among the 100 most influential people in Climate Policy (Apolitical.co)
  • 2017                Emmy Award winning film ‘Chasing Coral’ (Chief Scientific Advisor)
  • 2016                Banksia Foundation International Award
  • 2014                Prince Albert II of Monaco Climate Change Award
  • 2014                American Society of Microbiologists, ASM Lecturer for 2014
  • 2013                ARC Laureate Fellowship (2013-2018)
  • 2008                Queensland 2008 Smart State Premier’s Fellow (2008 – 2013)
  • 2011-2019       Highly Cited Researcher (Thomson Reuters, 4 awards, 13 HiCi papers)
  • 2010                Thomson Reuters’ ISI Highly Cited Researchers (most cited Australian scientist in the area of Climate Change, 3rd most cited internationally; top cited Ecologist)
  • 2009                 Whitley Certificate of Commendation for book on Great Barrier Reef
  • 2009                 Thomson-Reuters’ ISI Hot Paper Award.
  • 2009                 Wesley College Foundation (University of Sydney) Medal 2009
  • 1999                 The 1999 Eureka Prize for Scientific Research
  • 1996                 University of Sydney Teaching Excellence Award
  • 1989                 University of California (UCLA) Distinguished Scholar Award

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES and BOARD MEMBERSHIP (examples only)

  • Science Magazine (Board of Reviewing Editors, 2006-2012)
  • Biodiversity Research Centre Academia Sinica, Taipei (Advisory Board; 2010 – present)
  • Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology, Bremen (Advisory Board; 2010 – present)
  • International Symbiosis Society (Governing Councilor, 2004-2010)

SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AND OUTREACH (examples):
In addition to being dedicated to excellence in science and discovery, Hoegh-Guldberg is dedicated to communicating the messages of sciences, especially in terms of climate change and its effects on coral reefs and other ocean ecosystems.  In this regard, Ove has worked on scores of documentaries with award-winning film-makers such as Sir David Attenborough, Richard Smith, and Jeff Orlowski to ensure that science is helping underpin public understanding and evidence-based decision making.  Examples from many include:

SCHOLARSHIP
Hoegh-Guldberg has been cited 61,154 times  (Google scholar) and has produced over 350 peer-reviewed publications (>35 in Science, Nature or PNAS) plus over 35 peer-reviewed book chapters and reports as well as 2 international patents.  The second edition of the edited book (Hutching, Kingsford and Hoegh-Guldberg, “The Great Barrier Reef”, Springer/CSIRO Publishing; winner of a Whitley Award commendation in 2009) was published in 2019.  As with the 1st edition, the royalties from the sales of this book are being donated to the Australian Coral Reef Society to fund research students.  Scientific papers published by Ove cover significant contributions to the physiology, ecology, environmental politics, and climate change.  Some of Ove’s most significant scientific contributions have been recognised recently through invited reviews by leading journals such as Science and Nature (Hoegh-Guldberg and Bruno 2010; Hoegh-Guldberg et al. 2007; Hoegh-Guldberg et al. 2019a,b), scores of invited talks and plenaries over the past 20 years, plus his appointment as significant international roles e.g. Coordinating Lead Author of Chapter 30 (“The Oceans”) for the 5th Assessment Report, as well as Coordinating Lead Author for Chapter 3 (Impacts) on the special report on the implications of 1.5oC  (for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC).  He is one of the most cited Australian science authors (and 3rd internationally of 53,136 authors) on “climate change” by Thomson-Reuter’s ISI Web of Science, http://archive.sciencewatch.com/ana/st/climate/authors/;) in 2009. This represents a group of less than 0.5% of all published researchers in the world. This has been updated recently with Ove being a member of the top 0.01% most productive scientists globally (Ioannidis et al. 2019) PLoS biology, 17(8), p.e3000384.). Ove received numerous awards from Thomson Reuters (e.g. Citation Award Winner in Ecology Thomson Reuters Citation & Innovation Award in 2012).  Ove’s H-index is 80 (Clarivate Analytics, Jan 2020) or 105 (Google Scholar) and he have received several awards from Thomson-Reuters and now Clarivate Analytics (see above). Other contributions include over 35 book chapters and refereed reports, and 2 international patents (together A/Prof Sophie Dove) on a novel class of Green Fluorescent Pigments. He has received several major prizes, including the 1999 Eureka Prize for leading the discovery of the molecular mechanism behind mass coral bleaching and mortality (Hoegh-Guldberg and Jones 1999; Hoegh-Guldberg and Smith 1989; Hoegh-Guldberg and Smith 1989, Hoegh-Guldberg 1999) and the Banksia International Award and Prince Albert II Climate Change Awards for his work on global climate change on the coral reefs as well as marine ecosystems generally and the implications for people and societies (e.g. Hoegh-Guldberg et al. 2009, 2019a,b; see below).

RESEARCH TEAM MEMBERS
The research pursued and supervised by Ove has been powered by a talented group of students and scholars with interests spanning ocean warming and acidification, evolution, physiology, biochemistry and molecular biology of plant-animal symbioses, coevolution, biology of hermatypic corals, calcification, coral bleaching, climate change, invertebrate larvae, physiology/biochemistry of larval development and climate change policy. Ove has supervised (as primary and secondary supervisor) over 65 research fellows, PhD and Honours students since 2000 plus scores of collaborations with leading scientists from over 30 countries.

Research Publications (>350 peer-reviewed articles, Google Scholar

Clarivate Analytics:

Sum of the Times Cited                                   38,428 (36,989 without self-citations)

Citing Articles:                                                 24,685 (24,424 without self-citations):

Average Citations per Item:                               117.16

H-index:                                                           80

Google Scholar: 

Sum of the Times Cited:                                   61,154

Average Citations per Item:                               69.47

H-index:                                                           106

i10-index                                                          311

Additional: Clarivate Analytics: 

Hoegh-Guldberg was a Highly Cited author for the following years: 2001, 2014, 2018, and 2019, and has 13 articles in the Highly Cited category.

He is currently ranked in the top 0.01% of all scientists globally in terms of impact. Based on 7 million authors with at least 5 papers (and 35 million with at least one paper), Hoegh-Guldberg is currently ranked 2,020 for all-career and 993 for single recent year impact (Ioannidis et al. 2019, A standardized citation metrics author database annotated for scientific field. PLoS biology, 17(8), p.e3000384.) https://data.mendeley.com/datasets/btchxktzyw/1

Hoegh-Guldberg was also named one of the world’s top 100 most influential people in climate policy by Apolitical, joining David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg, Pope Francis, and former United States of America vice-president Al Gore among others (March 2019)

SELECTED publications from over 350 from career so far:

Hoegh-Guldberg, O. et al. (2019). The human imperative of stabilizing global climate change at 1.5°C.  Science, 365(6459), p.eaaw6974.

Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Northrop, E. and Lubchenco, J., (2019). The ocean is key to achieving climate and societal goals. Science, 365:1372-1374.

Fine, M., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Meroz-Fine, E. and Dove, S (2019). Ecological changes over 90 years at Low Isles on the Great Barrier Reef. Nature Communications, 10(1), pp.1-8.

Kline, D.I., Teneva, L., Okamoto, D.K., Schneider, K., Caldeira, K., Miard, T., Chai, A., Marker, M., Dunbar, R.B., Mitchell, B.G., Dove, S. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2019). Living coral tissue slows skeletal dissolution related to ocean acidification. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 3(10), pp.1438-1444.

Harrould-Kolieb, E. R., and O. Hoegh-Guldberg. (2019). A governing framework for international ocean acidification policy. Marine Policy 102:10-20.

Hutchings, P., M. Kingsford, and O. Hoegh-Guldberg. 2019. Book: 1ST AND 2ND editions plus chapters: The Great Barrier Reef: biology, environment and management. CSIRO Publishing, Sydney Australia.

Hoegh-Guldberg. O., et al. 2019. ‘‘The Ocean as a Solution to Climate Change: Five Opportunities for Action.’’ Report. Washington, DC: World Resources Institute. Available online at http://www.oceanpanel.org/climate

Hoegh-Guldberg O., D. Jacob, M. Taylor et al. (2018) Impacts of 1.5ºC global warming on natural and human systems. In: Global warming of 1.5°C – an IPCC Special Report on the impacts of global warming of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways, in the context of strengthening the global response to the threat of climate change, sustainable development, and efforts to eradicate poverty (Ed Masson-Delmotte et al.; IPCC, Geneva)

Hoegh-Guldberg, O., E. V. Kennedy, H. L. Beyer, C. McClennen, and H. P. Possingham. (2018). Securing a Long-term Future for Coral Reefs. Trends in Ecology & Evolution. 2438: 1-9.

Beyer et al. Hoegh-Guldberg (2018). Risk‐sensitive planning for conserving coral reefs under rapid climate change. Conservation Letters:e12587.

Seneviratne, S. I., J. Rogelj, R. Seferian, R. Wartenburger, M. R. Allen, M. Cain, R. J. Millar, K. L. Ebi, N. Ellis, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, A. J. Payne, C. F. Schleussner, P. Tschakert, and R. F. Warren. (2018). The many possible climates from the Paris Agreement’s aim of 1.5 degrees C warming. Nature 558:41-49.

Achlatis, M., M. Pernice, K. Green, P. Guagliardo, M.R. Kilburn, O. Hoegh-Guldberg and S. Dove (2018). Single-cell measurement of ammonium and bicarbonate uptake within a photosymbiotic bioeroding sponge. The ISME (Nature group).  doi:10.1038/s41396-017-0044-2

González-Rivero M, Beijbom O, Rodriguez-Ramirez A, Holtrop T, González-Marrero Y, Ganase A, Roelfsema C, Phinn S, Hoegh-Guldberg O. Scaling up Ecological Measurements of Coral Reefs Using Semi-Automated Field Image Collection and Analysis. Remote Sensing. 2016 Jan 5;8(1):30.

Gattuso, J-P et al. (2015). Contrasting futures for ocean and society from different anthropogenic CO2 emissions scenarios. Science, 349(6243), p.aac4722, [citations: 401, 575]

Bongaerts, P., P. R. Frade, K. B. Hay, N. Englebert, K. R. Latijnhouwers, R. P. Bak, M. J. Vermeij, and O. Hoegh-Guldberg. (2015). Deep down on a Caribbean reef: lower mesophotic depths harbor a specialized coral-endosymbiont community. Scientific Reports 5.

Hoegh-Guldberg, O., R. Cai, E. S. Poloczanska, P. G. et al. (2014). Chapter 30. The Ocean. Pages 1655-1731 in V. R. Barros et al., Editors of ‘Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability. Part B: Regional Aspects. Contribution of Working Group II to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, Geneva) [citations: 212, 280]

Hoegh-Guldberg, O. “Reviving the Ocean Economy: the case for action.” (WWF Int. major report, 2015).

Frade, P. R., P. Bongaerts, N. Englebert, A. Rogers, M. Gonzalez-Rivero, and O. Hoegh-Guldberg. (2018). Deep reefs of the Great Barrier Reef offer limited thermal refuge during mass coral bleaching. Nature communications 9: article 3447.

Field, Hoegh-Guldberg et al. (2014). United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Assessment report 5, Summary for Policymakers (AR5, Geneva)

Burrows et al. (2014) Geographical limits to species-range shifts are suggested by climate velocity. Nature 507:492-512.

Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2014). Coral reef sustainability through adaptation: glimmer of hope or persistent mirage? Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 7:127-133.

Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2014). Coral reefs in the Anthropocene: persistence or the end of the line? Geological Society, London, Special Publications 395:167-183.

Hansen James et al (2013). Assessing “Dangerous Climate Change”: Required Reduction of Carbon Emissions to Protect Young People, Future Generations and Nature. PLoS One 8.

Hoegh-Guldberg O, Aqorau T, Arnason R, Del Rio N, Demone H, Earle S, Feeley MH, Gutierrez D, Hilborn R (2013): “Indispensable Ocean: Aligning Ocean Health and Human Well-Being-Guidance from Blue Ribbon Panel to the Global Partnerships for Oceans”. World Bank, Washington DC).

Frieler, K., M. Meinshausen, A. Golly, M. Mengel, S. D. Donner, and O. Hoegh-Guldberg. (2013). Limiting global warming to 2oC is unlikely to save most coral reefs. Nature Climate Change 3:165-170.

Anthony, KR, Hoegh-Guldberg et al. (2011). Ocean acidification and warming will lower coral reef resilience. Global Change Biology 17:1798-1808 [citations: 665, 1072].

Hoegh-Guldberg, O., and J. F. Bruno. 2010. The Impact of Climate Change on the World’s Marine Ecosystems. Science 328:1523-1528. [citations: 1,129, 1933]

Bongaerts, P., T. Ridgway, E. M. Sampayo, and O. Hoegh-Guldberg. 2010. Assessing the ‘deep reef refugia’ hypothesis: focus on Caribbean reefs. Coral Reefs 29:309-327.

Veron, J. E. N., Hoegh-Guldberg, O et al. (2009). The coral reef crisis: The critical importance of < 350 ppm CO2. Marine Pollution Bulletin 58:1428-1436. [citations: 228, 509]

Rodriguez-Lanetty, M., S. Harii, and O. Hoegh-Guldberg. (2009). Early molecular responses of coral larvae to hyperthermal stress. Molecular Ecology 18:5101-5114.

Hoegh-Guldberg et al. (2008). Assisted colonization and rapid climate change. Science 321:345-346, [citations: 490, 804]

Hughes, T. P., M. J. Rodrigues, D. R. Bellwood, D. Ceccarelli, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, L. McCook, N. Moltschaniwskyj, M. S. Pratchett, R. S. Steneck, and B. Willis. 2007. Phase shifts, herbivory, and the resilience of coral reefs to climate change. Current Biology 17:360-365. [citations: 782, 1324]

Hoegh-Guldberg O, Mumby PJ, Hooten AJ, Steneck RS, Greenfield P, Gomez E, Harvell CD, 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. )[citations: 2,870, 4807]

Donner, S. D., W. J. Skirving, C. M. Little, M. Oppenheimer, and O. Hoegh-Guldberg. 2005. Global assessment of coral bleaching and required rates of adaptation under climate change. Global Change Biology 11:2251-2265. [citations: 346, 621]

Hughes et al. (2003) Climate change, human impacts, and the resilience of coral reefs. Science 301:929-933)[citations: 2,140, 3757]

Walther, G. R., E. Post, P. Convey, A. Menzel, C. Parmesan, T. J. C. Beebee, J. M. Fromentin, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, and F. Bairlein. 2002. Ecological responses to recent climate change. Nature 416:389-395. [citations: 5,280, 9,244]

Hoegh-Guldberg, O., and R. J. Jones. (1999). Photoinhibition and photoprotection in symbiotic dinoflagellates from reef-building corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series 183:73-86.

Jones, R. J., O. Hoegh-Guldberg, A. W. D. Larkum, and U. Schreiber. (1998). Temperature-induced bleaching of corals begins with impairment of the CO2 fixation mechanism in zooxanthellae. Plant Cell and Environment 21:1219-1230. [citations: 397, 662]

Hoegh-Guldberg O, Salvat B (1995) Periodic mass bleaching and elevated sea temperatures – bleaching of the Outer Reef slope communities in Moorea, French Polynesia. Marine Ecology-Progress Series 121:181-190

Hoegh-Guldberg O, Pearse J (1995) Temperature, Food Availability, and the Development of Marine Invertebrate Larvae 1. Integrative and Comparative Biology 35:415-425

Hoegh-Guldberg, O., and G. J. Smith. (1989). The effect of sudden changes in temperature, light and solidity of the population density and export of zooxanthellae from the reef corals Stylophora pistillata (Esper) and Seriatopora hystrix (Dana). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 129:279-303. [citations: 369, 578]

Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (1999). Climate change, coral bleaching and the future of the world’s coral reefs. Marine and Freshwater Research 50:839-866)[citations: 2,078, 3,728]

FULL CV – MAY 2020

Dr Sophie Dove

Associate Professor

School of Biological SciencesSophie

Faculty of Science

Affiliate Associate Professor
Global Change Institute
Email: sophie@uq.edu.au
Phone: +61 7 336 57229

Overview

Photobiology of isolated reefs and their ability to withstand a range of future climate scenarios

1) Photobiology of corals – How do host and symbiont interact to provide a highly efficient autotrophic organism that is able to export energy and thereby maintain Coral Reef growth despite high rate of erosion and minimal energy importation? Are some symbionts hosted by corals more parasitic than others – translocating less energy to their hosts? Do some corals cannibalize asexually produced polyps in the interest of promoting genet survival?

2) Effects of elevated temperature and acidification on coral physiology – What alterations do corals undergo on a seasonal basis under elevated temperatures that fall within their Q10 coping range? How do these alterations differ from the effects of temperature above this range? When does bleaching shift from a controlled response that is beneficial for holobiont performance to a detrimental uncontrolled response that leads to “genet” mortality? What are the interactive effects of elevated temperature and atmospheric CO2 on coral physiology?

3) How does climate change affect the productivity of coral reefs? It has been argued that future reefs will be dominated by algae, yet the responses of many algae to a range of projected future climate scenarios has not been fully evaluated. Who will be the winners in the future and will they be able to sustain the large biomass of primary and secondary consumers that currently exist on Reefs?

4) Carbon flow within the coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis and its role in maintaining cellular homeostasis. Estimating rates of carbon fixation and translocation; identifying resultant metabolites; and relating these to cellular processes and cell fates.

5) To what extent are reef-building corals heterotrophic? Are clade D corals more dependent on heterotrophy than other corals? Can symbionts fed on corals taking up organic carbon in addition to inorganic nutrients?

6) How is the balance between reef accretion and erosion affected by the various temperature and acidification scenarios proposed for the end of the century?

 

Qualifications

PhD Biological Sciences, The University of Sydney
MA Philosophy, University of Southern California
MA (Hons) Maths and Philosophy, University of Edinburgh

 

Publications

Book Chapter

Primary Production, Nutrient Recycling and Energy Flow through Coral Reef Ecosystems
Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophia Gwendoline (2008). Primary Production, Nutrient Recycling and Energy Flow through Coral Reef Ecosystems. In Patricia Hutchins, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Michael John Kingsford (Ed.), The Great Barrier Reef: Biology, Environment and Management (pp. 59-73) Collingwood, Victoria: CSIRO Publishing.

Vulnerability of reef-building corals on the Great Barrier Reef to climate change
Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Anthony, K., Berkelmans, R., Dove, S., Fabricus, K., Lough, J., Marshall, P., van Oppen, M. J. H., Negri, A. and Willis, B. (2007). Vulnerability of reef-building corals on the Great Barrier Reef to climate change. In Johnson, J. E. and Marshall, P. A. (Ed.), Climate Change and the Great Barrier Reef: A Vulnerability Assessment (pp. 271-308) Townsville, Queensland: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and The Australian Greenhouse Office.

The Cell Physiology of Coral Bleaching
Dove, G. and Hoegh-Guldberg, I O (2006). The Cell Physiology of Coral Bleaching. In Jonathan T. Phinney, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Joanie Kleypas and William Skirving and Al Strong (Ed.), Coral Reefs and Climate Change: Science and Management (pp. 55-71) Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union.

Journal Article

Unfolding the secrets of coral-algal symbiosis
Rosic, Nedeljka, Ling, Edmund Yew Siang, Chan, Chon-Kit Kenneth, Lee, Chin Hong, Kaniewska, Paulina, Edwards, David, Dove, Sophia and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ian Ove (2014) Unfolding the secrets of coral-algal symbiosis. The ISME Journal, . doi:10.1038/ismej.2014.182

Relative roles of endolithic algae and carbonate chemistry variability in the skeletal dissolution of crustose coralline algae
Reyes-Nivia, C., Diaz-Pulido, G. and Dove, S. (2014) Relative roles of endolithic algae and carbonate chemistry variability in the skeletal dissolution of crustose coralline algae. Biogeosciences, 11 17: 4615-4626.

Effects of ocean warming and acidification on the energy budget of an excavating sponge
Fang, James K. H., Schönberg, Christine H. L., Mello-Athayde, Matheus A., Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophie (2014) Effects of ocean warming and acidification on the energy budget of an excavating sponge. Global Change Biology, 20 4: 1-12.

The impact of CO2 emission scenarios and nutrient enrichment on a common coral reef macroalga is modified by temporal effects
Bender D., Diaz-Pulido G. and Dove S. (2014) The impact of CO2 emission scenarios and nutrient enrichment on a common coral reef macroalga is modified by temporal effects. Journal of Phycology, 50 1: 203-215.

Sponge biomass and bioerosion rates increase under ocean warming and acidification
Fang, James K. H., Mello-Athayde, Matheus A., Schonberg, Christine H. L., Kline, David I., Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophie (2013) Sponge biomass and bioerosion rates increase under ocean warming and acidification. Global Change Biology, 19 12: 3581-3591.

Future reef decalcification under a business-as-usual CO2 emission scenario
Dove, Sophie G., Kline, David I., Pantos, Olga, Angly, Florent E., Tyson, Gene W. and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2013) Future reef decalcification under a business-as-usual CO2 emission scenario. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110 38: 15342-15347.

Methods to quantify components of the excavating sponge Cliona orientalis Thiele, 1900
Fang, James K. H., Schonberg, Christine H. L., Kline, David I., Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophie (2013) Methods to quantify components of the excavating sponge Cliona orientalis Thiele, 1900. Marine Ecology, 34 2: 193-206.

Ocean acidification and warming scenarios increase microbioerosion of coral skeletons
Reyes-Nivia, Catalina, Diaz-Pulido, Guillermo, Kline, David, Guldberg, Ove-Hoegh and Dove, Sophie (2013) Ocean acidification and warming scenarios increase microbioerosion of coral skeletons. Global Change Biology, 19 6: 1919-1929.

New-old hemoglobin-like proteins of symbiotic dinoflagellates
Rosic, Nedeljka N., Leggat, William, Kaniewska, Paulina, Dove, Sophie and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2013) New-old hemoglobin-like proteins of symbiotic dinoflagellates. Ecology and Evolution, 3 4: 822-834.

Effects of macroalgae on corals recovering from disturbance
Bender, Dorothea, Diaz-Pulido, Guillermo and Dove, Sophie (2012) Effects of macroalgae on corals recovering from disturbance. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 429 15-19.

Thermal priming affects symbiont photosynthesis but does not alter bleaching susceptibility in Acropora millepora
Middlebrook, Rachael, Anthony, Kenneth R. N., Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophie (2012) Thermal priming affects symbiont photosynthesis but does not alter bleaching susceptibility in Acropora millepora. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 432-433 64-72.

A lipidomic approach to understanding free fatty acid lipogenesis derived from dissolved inorganic carbon within cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis
Dunn, Simon R., Thomas, Michael C., Nette, Geoffrey W. and Dove, Sophie G. (2012) A lipidomic approach to understanding free fatty acid lipogenesis derived from dissolved inorganic carbon within cnidarian-dinoflagellate symbiosis. PLoS One, 7 10 Article No.e46801: .

Decline in growth of foraminifer Marginopora rossi under eutrophication and ocean acidification scenarios
Reymond,Claire E., Lloyd, Alicia, Kline, David I., Dove, Sophie G. and Pandolfi, John M. (2012) Decline in growth of foraminifer Marginopora rossi under eutrophication and ocean acidification scenarios. Global Change Biology, 19 1: 291-302.

A single-cell view of ammonium assimilation in coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis
Pernice, Mathieu, Meibom, Anders, Van Den Heuvel, Annamieke, Kopp, Christophe, Domart-Coulon, Isabelle, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophie (2012) A single-cell view of ammonium assimilation in coral-dinoflagellate symbiosis. Isme Journal, 6 7: 1314-1324.

Rapid identification of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in a marine extract by HPLC-MS using data-dependent acquisition
Thomas, Michael C., Dunn, Simon R., Altvater, Jens, Dove, Sophie G. and Nette, Geoffrey W. (2012) Rapid identification of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in a marine extract by HPLC-MS using data-dependent acquisition. Analytical Chemistry, 84 14: 5976-5983.

Thermal stress promotes host mitochondrial degradation in symbiotic cnidarians: are the batteries of the reef going to run out?
Dunn, Simon R., Pernice, Mathieu, Green, Kathryn, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophie G. (2012) Thermal stress promotes host mitochondrial degradation in symbiotic cnidarians: are the batteries of the reef going to run out?. PloS One, 7 7: 39024.1-39024.14.

The effect of temperature stress on coral-Symbiodinium associations containing distinct symbiont types
Fisher, P. L., Malme, M. K. and Dove, S. (2012) The effect of temperature stress on coral-Symbiodinium associations containing distinct symbiont types. Coral Reefs, 31 2: 473-485.

A short-term in situ CO2 enrichment experiment on Heron Island (GBR)
Kline, David I., Teneva, Lida, Schneider, Kenneth, Miard, Thomas, Chai, Aaron, Marker, Malcolm, Headley, Kent, Opdyke, Brad, Nash, Merinda, Valetich, Matthew, Caves, Jeremy K., Russell, Bayden D., Connell, Sean D., Kirkwood, Bill J., Brewer, Peter, Peltzer, Edward, Silverman, Jack, Caldeira, Ken, Dunbar, Robert B., Koseff, Jeffrey R., Monismith, Stephen G., Mitchell, B. Greg, Dove, Sophie and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2012) A short-term in situ CO2 enrichment experiment on Heron Island (GBR). Scientific Reports, 2 413.1-413.9.

Major cellular and physiological impacts of ocean acidification on a reef building coral
Kaniewska, Paulina, Campbell, Paul R., Kline, David I., Rodriguez-Lanetty, Mauricio, Miller, David J., Dove, Sophie and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2012) Major cellular and physiological impacts of ocean acidification on a reef building coral. PLoS One, 7 4: e34659.1-e34659.12.

Interactions Between Ocean Acidification and Warming On the Mortality and Dissolution of Coralline Algae
Diaz-Pulido, Guillermo, Anthony, Kenneth R. N., Kline, David I., Dove, Sophie and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2012) Interactions Between Ocean Acidification and Warming On the Mortality and Dissolution of Coralline Algae. Journal of Phycology, 48 1: 32-39.

The future of coral reefs
Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Ortiz, Juan Carlos and Dove, Sophie (2011) The future of coral reefs. Science, 334 6062: 1494-1495.

Mycosporine-like amino acids from coral dinoflagellates
Rosic, Nedeljka N. and Dove, Sophie (2011) Mycosporine-like amino acids from coral dinoflagellates. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77 24: 8478-8486.

Adaptive divergence in a scleractinian coral: physiological adaptation of Seriatopora hystrix to shallow and deep reef habitats
Bongaerts, Pim, Riginos, Cynthia, Hay, Kyra B., van Oppen, Madeleine J.H., Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophie (2011) Adaptive divergence in a scleractinian coral: physiological adaptation of Seriatopora hystrix to shallow and deep reef habitats. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 11 1: 1-46.

High CO2 enhances the competitive strength of seaweeds over corals
Diaz-Pulido, Guillermo, Gouezo, Marine, Tilbrook, Bronte, Dove, Sophie and Anthony, Kenneth R. N. (2011) High CO2 enhances the competitive strength of seaweeds over corals. Ecology Letters, 14 2: 156-162.

Regulation of apoptotic mediators reveals dynamic responses to thermal stress in the reef building coral Acropora millepora
Pernice, Mathieu, Dunn, Simon R., Miard, Thomas, Dufour, Sylvie, Dove, Sophie and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2011) Regulation of apoptotic mediators reveals dynamic responses to thermal stress in the reef building coral Acropora millepora. PLoS One, 6 1: e16095.1-e16095.13.

Gene expression profiles of cytosolic heat shock proteins Hsp70 and Hsp90 from symbiotic dinoflagellates in response to thermal stress: Possible implications for coral bleaching
Rosic, Nedeljka N., Pernice, Mathieu, Dove, Sophie, Dunn, Simon and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2011) Gene expression profiles of cytosolic heat shock proteins Hsp70 and Hsp90 from symbiotic dinoflagellates in response to thermal stress: Possible implications for coral bleaching. Cell Stress and Chaperones, 16 1: 69-80.

Differential regulation by heat stress of novel cytochrome P450 genes from the dinoflagellate symbionts of reef-building corals
Rosic, Nedeljka N., Pernice, Mathieu, Dunn, Simon, Dove, Sophia and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2010) Differential regulation by heat stress of novel cytochrome P450 genes from the dinoflagellate symbionts of reef-building corals. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 76 9: 2823-2829.

Heating rate and symbiont productivity are key factors determining thermal stress in the reef-building coral Acropora formosa
Middlebrook, Rachael, Anthony, Kenneth R.N., Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophie (2010) Heating rate and symbiont productivity are key factors determining thermal stress in the reef-building coral Acropora formosa. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213 7: 1026-1034.

The effect of ocean acidification on symbiont photorespiration and productivity in Acropora formosa
Crawley, Alicia, Kline, David I., Dunn, Simon, Anthony, Ken and Dove, Sophie (2010) The effect of ocean acidification on symbiont photorespiration and productivity in Acropora formosa. Global Change Biology, 16 2: 851-863.

Photoreactivation is the main repair pathway for UV-induced DNA damage in coral planulae
Reef, R, Dunn, S, Levy, O, Dove, S, Shemesh, E, Brickner, I, Leggat, W and Hoegh-Guldberg, O (2009) Photoreactivation is the main repair pathway for UV-induced DNA damage in coral planulae. Journal of Experimental Biology, 212 17: 2760-2766.

Doom and boom on a resilient reef: Climate change, algal overgrowth and coral recovery
Diaz-Pulido, Guillermo, McCook, Laurence J., Dove, Sophie, Berkelmans, Ray, Roff, George, Kline, David I., Weeks, Scarla, Evans, Richard D., Williamson, David H. and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2009) Doom and boom on a resilient reef: Climate change, algal overgrowth and coral recovery. PLoS One, 4 4: e5239.1-e5239.9.

Mesenterial filaments make a clean sweep of substrates for coral growth
Roff, G., Dove, S. G. and Dunn, S. R. (2009) Mesenterial filaments make a clean sweep of substrates for coral growth. Coral Reefs, 28 1: 79-79.

Cohesive molecular genetic data delineate species diversity in the dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium
Sampayo, EM, Dove, S and Lajeunesse, TC (2009) Cohesive molecular genetic data delineate species diversity in the dinoflagellate genus Symbiodinium. MOLECULAR ECOLOGY, 18 3: 500-519.

Ocean acidification causes bleaching and productivity loss in coral reef builders
Anthony, K. R. N., Kline, D. I., Diaz-Pulido, G., Dove, S. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2008) Ocean acidification causes bleaching and productivity loss in coral reef builders. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105 45: 17442-17446.

Host pigments: Potential facilitators of photosynthesis in coral symbioses
Dove, Sophie G., Lovell, Carli, Fine, Maoz, Deckenback, Jeffrey, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Iglesias-Prieto, Roberto and Anthony, Kenneth R.N. (2008) Host pigments: Potential facilitators of photosynthesis in coral symbioses. Plant, Cell and Environment, 31 11: 1523-1533.

Analytical approach for selecting normalizing genes from a cDNA microarray platform to be used in q-RT-PCR assays: a cnidarian case study
Rodriguez-Lanetty, Mauricio, Phillips, Wendy S., Dove, Sophie, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Weis, Virginia M. (2008) Analytical approach for selecting normalizing genes from a cDNA microarray platform to be used in q-RT-PCR assays: a cnidarian case study. Journal of Biochemical and Biophysical Methods, 70 6: 985-991.

Gene expression of a green fluorescent protein homolog as a host-specific biomarker of heat stress within a reef-building coral
Smith-Keune, C. and Dove, S. (2008) Gene expression of a green fluorescent protein homolog as a host-specific biomarker of heat stress within a reef-building coral. Marine Biotechnology, 10 2: 166-180.

Ultraviolet sunscreens in reef fish mucus
Eckes, M. J., Siebeck, U. E., Dove, S. G. and Grutter, A. S. (2008) Ultraviolet sunscreens in reef fish mucus. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 353 203-211.

Analysis of an EST library from the dinoflagellate (Symbiodinium sp.) symbiont of reef-building corals
Leggat, W., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Dove, S. and Yellowlees, D. (2007) Analysis of an EST library from the dinoflagellate (Symbiodinium sp.) symbiont of reef-building corals. Journal of Phycology, 43 5: 1010-1021.

The hologenome theory disregards the coral holobiont
Leggat, William, Ainsworth, Tracy, Bythell, John, Dove, Sophie, Gates, Ruth, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove, Iglesias-Prieto, Roberto and Yellowlees, David (2007) The hologenome theory disregards the coral holobiont. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 5 10: .

Niche partitioning of closely related symbiotic dinoflagellates
Sampayo, Eugenia M., Franceschinis, Lorenzo, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophie (2007) Niche partitioning of closely related symbiotic dinoflagellates. Molecular Ecology, 16 17: 3721-3733.

A structural basis for the pH-dependent increase in fluorescence efficiency of chromoproteins
Battad, J. M., Wilmann, P. G., Olsen, S. C., Byres, E., Smith, S. C., Dove, S. G., Turcic, K. N., Devenish, R. J., Rossjohn, J. and Prescott, M. (2007) A structural basis for the pH-dependent increase in fluorescence efficiency of chromoproteins. Journal of Molecular Biology, 368 4: 998-1010.

The 2.0 angstrom crystal structure of a pocilloporin at pH 3.5: The structural basis for the linkage between color transition and halide binding
Wilmann, P. G., Battad, J., Beddoe, T., Olsen, S., Smith, S. C., Dove, S., Devenish, R. J., Rossjohn, J. and Prescott, M. (2006) The 2.0 angstrom crystal structure of a pocilloporin at pH 3.5: The structural basis for the linkage between color transition and halide binding. Photochemistry And Photobiology, 82 2: 359-366.

Aerial exposure influences bleaching patterns
Leggat, W, Ainsworth, TD, Dove, S and Hoegh-Guldberg, O (2006) Aerial exposure influences bleaching patterns. Coral Reefs, 25 3: 452-452.

Amino acid substitutions around the chromophore of the chromoprotein Rtms5 influence polypeptide cleavage
Turcic, Kristina, Pettikiriarachchi, Anne, Battad, Jion, Wilmann, Pascal G., Rossjohn, Jamie, Dove, Sophie G., Devenish, Rodney J. and Prescott, Mark (2006) Amino acid substitutions around the chromophore of the chromoprotein Rtms5 influence polypeptide cleavage. Biochemical And Biophysical Research Communications, 340 4: 1139-1143.

Physiological and genetic properties of two fluorescent colour morphs of the coral Montipora digitata
Klueter, A., Loh, W., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. and Dove, S. (2006) Physiological and genetic properties of two fluorescent colour morphs of the coral Montipora digitata. Symbiosis, 42 3: 123-134.

Response of holosymbiont pigments from the scleractinian coral Montipora monasteriata to short-term heat stress
Dove, Sophie, Ortiz, Juan Carlos, Enriquez, Susana, Fine, Maoz, Fisher, Paul, Iglesias-Prieto, Roberto, Thornhill, Dan and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2006) Response of holosymbiont pigments from the scleractinian coral Montipora monasteriata to short-term heat stress. Limnology And Oceanography, 51 2: 1149-1158.

The 2.1 angstrom crystal structure of copGFP, a representative member of the copepod clade within the green fluorescent protein superfamily
Wilmann, P. G., Battad, J., Petersen, J., Wilce, M. C. J., Dove, S., Devenish, R. J., Prescott, M. and Rossjohn, J. (2006) The 2.1 angstrom crystal structure of copGFP, a representative member of the copepod clade within the green fluorescent protein superfamily. Journal of Molecular Biology, 359 4: 890-900.

Coral bleaching following wintry weather
Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Fine, M., Skirving, W., Johnstone, R., Dove, S. and Strong, A. (2005) Coral bleaching following wintry weather. Limnology And Oceanography, 50 1: 265-271.

Scleractinian corals with photoprotective host pigments are hypersensitive to thermal bleaching
Dove, S. (2004) Scleractinian corals with photoprotective host pigments are hypersensitive to thermal bleaching. Marine Ecology-progress Series, 272 99-116.

The 2.2 A crystal structure of a pocilloporin pigment reveals a nonplanar chromophore conformation
Prescott, M., Ling, M., Beddoe, T., Oakley, A. J., Dove, S., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Devenish, R. J. and Rossjohn, J. (2003) The 2.2 A crystal structure of a pocilloporin pigment reveals a nonplanar chromophore conformation. Structure, 11 3: 275-284.

The production, purification and crystallization of a pocilloporin pigment from a reef-forming coral
Beddoe, T., Ling, M., Dove, S., Hoegh-Guldberg, O., Devenish, R. J., Prescott, M. and Rossjohn, J. (2003) The production, purification and crystallization of a pocilloporin pigment from a reef-forming coral. Acta Crystallographica Section D-biological Crystallography, 59 3: 597-599.

Major colour patterns of reef-building corals are due to a family of GFP-like proteins
Dove, S. G., Hoegh-Guldberg, O. and Ranganathan, S. (2001) Major colour patterns of reef-building corals are due to a family of GFP-like proteins. Coral Reefs, 19 3: 197-204.

Ontological changes in the crystallin composition of the eye lenses of the territorial damselfish Parma microlepis and their possible effects on trace-metal accumulation
Dove, SG (1999) Ontological changes in the crystallin composition of the eye lenses of the territorial damselfish Parma microlepis and their possible effects on trace-metal accumulation. Marine Biology, 134 4: 653-663.

Use of otoliths and eye lenses for measuring trace-metal incorporation in fishes: a biogeographic study
Dove, SG and Kingsford, MJ (1998) Use of otoliths and eye lenses for measuring trace-metal incorporation in fishes: a biogeographic study. Marine Biology, 130 3: 377-387.

Isolation and partial characterisation of the pink and blue pigments of Pocilloporid and Acroporid corals
Dove, SG, Takabayashi, M and HoeghGuldberg, O (1995) Isolation and partial characterisation of the pink and blue pigments of Pocilloporid and Acroporid corals. Biological Bulletin, 189 3: 288-297.

A biochemical characterisation of the photophore lenses of Porichthys notatus Girard
Dove, S., Horwitz, J. and McFall-Ngai, M. (1992) A biochemical characterisation of the photophore lenses of Porichthys notatus Girard. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: Neuroethology, Sensory, Neural, and Behavioral Physiology, 172 5: 565-565.

Conference Publication

Effect of past and future Co2 emission scenarios and eutrophication on the common coral reef alga chnoospora implexa
Bender, D., Diaz-Pulido, G. and Dove, S. (2013). Effect of past and future Co2 emission scenarios and eutrophication on the common coral reef alga chnoospora implexa. In: M. Dennis Hanisak, James A. Nienow and Akshinthala K. S. K. Prasad, Abstracts of Papers to be Presented at the 10th International Phycological Congress. 10th International Phycological Congress, Orlando, Florida, United States, (9-9). 4-10 August 2013.

How can dinoflagellates help in reducing coral reef vulnerability to environmental stress?
Rosic, N. and Dove, S. (2013). How can dinoflagellates help in reducing coral reef vulnerability to environmental stress?. In: M. Dennis Hanisak, James A. Nienow and Akshinthala K. S. K. Prasad, Abstracts of Papers to be Presented at the 10th International Phycological Congress. 10th International Phycological Congress, Orlando, Florida, United States, (94-94). 4-10 August 2013.

Differential Regulation of Heat Shock Proteins and Cytochrome P450 Genes in Symbiotic Dinoflagellates Under Thermal Stress
Rosic, Nela, Pernice, Mathieu, Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Dove, Sophie (2011). Differential Regulation of Heat Shock Proteins and Cytochrome P450 Genes in Symbiotic Dinoflagellates Under Thermal Stress. In: Fifth European Phycological Congress: EPC5 Programme and Abstracts. 5th European Phycological Congress, Rhodes, Greece, (145-145). 04-09 September 2011.

Transcriptomics of the coral-algal symbiosis in response to environmental stress
Rosic, Nela, Kaniewska, Pauline, Ling, Edmund, Edwards, David, Dove, Sophie and Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove (2011). Transcriptomics of the coral-algal symbiosis in response to environmental stress. In: Fifth European Phycological Congress: EPC5 Programme and Abstracts. 5th European Phycological Congress, Rhodes, Greece, (97-97). 04-09 September 2011.

The coral proto free ocean carbon enrichment system (CP-FOCE): Engineering and development
Marker, Malcolm, Kline, D.I., Kirkwood, W.J., Headley, K., Brewer, P.G., Peltzer, E.T., Miard, T., Chai, A., James, M., Schneider, K., Silverman, J., Caldeiara, K., Koseff, J.R., Monismith, S., Opdyke, B., Dunbar, R., White, R., Dove, S. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O. (2010). The coral proto free ocean carbon enrichment system (CP-FOCE): Engineering and development. In: Proceedings of OCEANS 2010 IEEE. OCEANS 2010 IEEE – Sydney, Sydney, Australia, (1-10). 24-27 May 2010.

All-protein chromophores isolated from corals, quench superoxide radicals
Dove, S., Hoegh-Gulderg, O. and Lesser, M. (2006). All-protein chromophores isolated from corals, quench superoxide radicals. In: Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology – Part A: Molecular & Integrative Physiology: Abstracts of the Annual Main Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, 2nd-7th April, 2006. Annual Main Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom, (S132-S132). 2-7 April, 2006.

The molecular ecology of colour in reef-building corals
Dove, S. G. and Hoegh-Guldberg, I.O. (2001). The molecular ecology of colour in reef-building corals. In: Australian Coral Reef Society, Magnetic Island International Hotel, Queensland, (). 6-9th July.

Dissolved free amino acid (DFAA) concentrations in Great Barrier Reef waters: the implications for the role of DFAA transport by Acanthaster planci.
Dove, Sophie G., Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove and Siggaard, Dorthe (1997). Dissolved free amino acid (DFAA) concentrations in Great Barrier Reef waters: the implications for the role of DFAA transport by Acanthaster planci.. In: Proceedings of the Eight International Coral Reef Symposium. Eight International Coral Reef Symposium, Panama City, (1237-1241). 24-29 June 1996.

Convergence in the Photophore and Eye Lenses of the Midshipman Fish
Dove, S, Horwitz, J and McFallngai, M (1991). Convergence in the Photophore and Eye Lenses of the Midshipman Fish. In: American Zoologist. , , (A96-A96). .

Convergence in the photophore and eye lenses of the midshipman fish
Dove, S., Horwitz, J. and McFallngai, M. (1991). Convergence in the photophore and eye lenses of the midshipman fish. In: American Zoologist. Proceedings of: Annual Meeting of The American Society of Zoologists, American Microscopical Society, Animal Behavior Society, The Crustacean Society and The International Association of Astacology. Annual Meeting of The American Society of Zoologists, American Microscopical Society, Animal Behavior Society, The Crustacean Society and The International Association of Astacology, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, (96A-96A). 27-30 December 1991.

Other Outputs

Cell Visualising characteristic modifying sequences
Jones, E. L., Karan, M., Brugliera, F., Mason, J., Dove, S. G., Hoegh-Guldberg, I.O. and Prescott, M. (2002). Cell Visualising characteristic modifying sequences. PCT/GB02/00928 & WO 02/070703 A2.

Pigment Protein From Coral Tissue
Dove, S. and Hoegh-Guldberg, O . (2000). Pigment Protein From Coral Tissue. WO/2000/046233.

Dr Andreas Kubicek

AK_color My research focus is on ecosystem functions, processes and relationships in coral reef communities. Reef systems feature complex interaction structures among associated organisms, often causing non-linear responses to change which are hard to trace with traditional ecological methods, alone. I use spatially explicit, individual based modelling to integrate current knowledge and simulate benthic coral reef communities under the influence of various sources of environmental change, such as ever increasing carbon dioxide concentrations and temperatures, as well as frequencies and intensities of extreme events (e.g. hurricanes). Model outcomes shall complement ongoing science on coral reef functioning, help to identify gaps, and aid to scrutinize potential management plans and actions in globally changing environments.

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The simulation of small-scale processes allows the analysis of ecosystem responses to environmental change. Colonies of two massive (polygons) and two branching (stars) coral species compete for space with each other and algae (macroalgae as green spots; turf algae as grid). Higher level properties, such as population dynamics and community composition, emerge from local interactions of neighboring organisms, which are additionally influenced by environmental conditions.

Publications

Kubicek A, Reuter H (2016) Mechanics of multiple feedbacks in benthic coral reef communities. Ecological Modelling 329, 29–40

Kubicek A, Jopp F, Breckling B, Lange C, Reuter H (2015), Context-oriented model validation of individual-based models in ecology: A hierarchically structured approach to validate qualitative, compositional and quantitative characteristics. Ecological Complexity 22, 178-191

Kubicek A, Muhando C, Reuter H (2012) Simulations of long-term community dynamics in coral reefs how perturbations shape trajectories. PLoS Computational Biology. 8(11): e1002791. doi:10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002791

Kubicek A and Borell E (2011) Modelling resilience and phase shifts in coral reefs: application of different modeling approaches. In: Modelling Complex Ecological Dynamics. Jopp F, Reuter H, Breckling B (Eds.) Springer, New York, Berlin, Chapter 17.

Kubicek A, Bessho K, Nakaoka M, Wahl M and Lenz M (2011) Inducible defence and its modulation by environmental stress in the red alga Chondrus yendoi (Yamada and Mikami in Mikami, 1965) from Honshu Island, Japan. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 397(2): 208213.