PhD (University of Sheffield)
Position: ARC Laureate Fellow

Room: 170 Goddard Building 8
Phone: +61 7 3365 1686


Research Interests

The Marine Spatial Ecology Lab (MSEL) carries out applied science in support of coral reef management. Our work includes basic coral reef ecology, remote sensing, ecological modelling, and the design of algorithms for marine spatial planning that consider larval and ontogenetic connectivity, climate change, and local physical conditions.

Selected Publications

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

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

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

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

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


  • Rosenstiel Award for Marine Science (administered by the University of Miami) 2011

  • Pew Marine Fellow - awarded 2010

  • Marsh Award for Marine & Freshwater Conservation (Implemented by the Zoological Society of London) - awarded 2010

  • ARC Laureate Fellowship - awarded 2009

  • Royal Society Research Fellowship - awarded 2000

  • NERC Post-doctoral Fellowship - awarded 1997

Professional Association

  • President, Australian Coral Reef Society

  • International Society for Reef Studies

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