PhD (Southern Cross University)
Position: Lecturer Teaching Focussed

Room: 322 Gehrmann Laboratories 60
Phone: +61 7 3365 3307


Research Interests

Coral Reef Ecology and Physiology

Reproduction and recruitment of scleractinian corals. Response of corals to environmental stress. The effects of bleaching on coral reproduction. The recovery process of corals following bleaching. The uptake of symbiotic dinoflagellates and endolithic algae by newly settled corals. Photosynthesis in zooxanthellate coral larvae. The effects of ocean acidification on early life histories of corals. Trichodesmium and fertilisation and larval health.


Selected Publications 

Fellegara I, Baird AH and Ward S (2013). Coral reproduction in a high-latitude, marginal reef environment (Moreton Bay, south-east Queensland, Australia). Invertebrate Reproduction & Development DOI:10.1080/07924259.2012.752766

Doropoulos, C., S. Ward, G. Diaz-Pulido, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, and P. J. Mumby. (2012). Ocean acidification reduces coral recruitment by disrupting intimate larval-algal settlement interactions. Ecology Letters 15:338-346.

Hoegh-Guldberg O, Jones RJ, Ward S and Loh W (2002). Is coral bleaching really adaptive? Nature 415: 601-602

Ward S, Arthington AH, Pusey BJ (1995). The effects of a chronic application of chlorpyrifos on the macroinvertebrate fauna in an outdoor artificial stream system: species responses. Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety 30: 2-23.

Ward S (1992). Evidence for broadcast spawning as well as brooding in the scleractinian coral Pocillopora damicornis. Marine Biology 112: 641-646.

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