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Gender male
Job title Director
Department ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies
James Cook University
Regions Sea of Azov
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Website http://www.coralcoe.org.au
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Degree PhD
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology , Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecology
Research Activities Coral reef research
Research Region 102
Skills/Expertise Coral reef ecology. Ecological change. Governance. Coral reef resilience. Management. Coral reef goods and services. Coral reefs and society.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Prof. Terry HUGHES)

Jackson, JBC, Ogden, JC, Pandolfi, JM, Baron, N, Bradbury, RH, Guzman, HM, Hughes, TP, Kappel, CV, Micheli, F, Possingham, HP and Sala, E. 2005. Reassessing US coral reefs - Response. Science 308(5729): 1741-1742.
Hughes, T.P., N. Graham, J.B.C. Jackson, P.J. Mumby, and R.S. Steneck. (2010). Rising to the challenge of sustaining coral reef resilience. Trends Ecol. Evol. 25: 633-642 (doi:10.1016/j.tree.2010. 07.011).
McCook, L.J., T. Ayling, M. Cappo, J.H. Choat, R.D. Evans, D.M. De Freitasb, M. Heupel, T.P. Hughes, G.P. Jones, B. Mapstone, H. Marsh, M. Mills, F.J. Molloy, C.R. Pitcher, R.L. Pressey, G.R. Russ, S. Sutton, H. Sweatman, R. Tobin, D.R. Wachenfeld, and D.H. Williamson. (2010). Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef: A globally significant demonstration of the benefits of networks of marine reserves. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci.(doi:10.1073/pnas.0909335107
Kerr, A., A.H. Baird, T.P. Hughes. (2010). Correlated evolution of sex and reproductive mode in corals (Anthozoa: Scleractinia). Proc. Roy. Soc. B. doi: 10.1098/rspb.2010.1196.
Gelcich, S, T.P. Hughes, P. Olsson, C. Folke, O. Defeo, M. Fernández, S. Foale, L.H. Gunderson, C. Rodríguez-Sickert, M. Scheffer, R. Steneck , J.C. Castilla. (2010) . Navigating transformations in governance of Chilean marine coastal resources. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 107: 16751-17060. (www.pnas.org/cgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1012021107).
Walker, B., S. Barrett, S. Polasky, V. Galaz, C. Folke, G. Engström, F. Ackerman, K. Arrow, S. Carpenter, K. Chopra, G. Daily, P. Ehrlich, T. Hughes, N. Kautsky, S. Levin, K. Mäler, J. Shogren, J. Vincent, T. Xepapadeas, A. de Zeeuw. (2009). Looming global-scale failures and missing institutions. Science 325: 1345-1346.
Rockström, J., W.Steffen, K. Noone, Å. Persson, F.S. Chapin, E.F. Lambin, T.M. Lenton, M. Scheffer, C. Folke, H.J. Schellnhuber, B. Nykvist, C.A. de Wit, T. Hughes, S. van der Leeuw, H. Rodhe, S. Sörlin, P.K. Snyder, R. Costanza, U. Svedin, M. Falkenmark, L. Karlberg, R.W. Corell, V.J. Fabry, J. Hansen, D. Liverman, K. Richardson, P.Crutzen. J.A. Foley. 2009. Safe Operating Space for Humanity. Nature 461: 472-475.
Hughes, T.P. 2009. Seascape Patterns and Dynamics of Coral Reefs. Pp. 482-487 In The Princeton Guide to Ecology, S. Levin (Ed.), Princeton University Press.
Baird, A.H., C.L. Birrel, T.P. Hughes, A. McDonald, S Nojima, C.A. Page, M. S. Pratchett, R. van Woesik, H. Yamasaki. 2009. Latitudinal variation in reproductive synchrony in Acropora assemblages: Japan vs. Australia. Galaxia 11: 101-108.
Connolly, S.R., M. Dornelas, D.R. Bellwood, and T.P. Hughes. 2009. Testing species-abundance models: A new bootstrap-based approach applied to Indo-Pacific coral reefs. Ecology. 90: 3138-3149.
Cinner, J.E., T.R. McClanahan, T.M. Daw, N.A.J. Graham, J. Maina, S.K. Wilson, and T.P. Hughes. 2009. Linking social and ecological systems to sustain coral reef fisheries. Current Biology 19: 201-212.
Tanner, J.E., T.P. Hughes and J.H. Connell. 2009. Community level density dependence: An example from a shallow coral assemblage. Ecology 90: 506-516.
Hughes, T.P. 2009. Confronting the global decline of coral reefs, pp 140-166. In Loss of Coastal Ecosystems. C. Duarte (Ed.). BBVA Foundation, Madrid.
Elmhirst, T., S.R. Connolly and T.P. Hughes. 2009. Connectivity, regime shifts and the resilience of coral reefs. Coral Reefs 28: 949-957.
Olsson, P., T.P. Hughes and C. Folke. 2008. Navigating the transition to ecosystem-based management of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. PNAS 105: 9489-9494.
Cornell, H.V., R.H. Karlson and T.P. Hughes. 2008. Local-regional species richness relationships are linear at very small to large scales in west-central Pacific corals. Coral Reefs. 27: 145-151.
Scheffer, M., E.H. van Nes, M. Holmgren, and T.P. Hughes. 2008. Pulse driven loss of top-down control: The critical rate hypothesis. Ecosystems 11: 226-237.
Hughes, T. 2008. Human impacts on coral reefs, In Field guide to the Great Barrier Reef, PA Hutchings, MJ Kingsford, O. Hoegh-Guldberg (Eds). CSIRO Publishing.
Karlson, R.H., H.V. Cornell and T.P. Hughes. 2007. Aggregation influences coral species richness at multiple spatial scales. Ecology 88: 170-177.
Hughes, T.P. et al. 2007. Regime-shifts, herbivory and the resilience of coral reefs to climate change. Current Biology 17: 360-365.
McCook, L.J., P. Marshall, C. Folke, T.P. Hughes, M. Nystrom, D. Obura, R. Salm. 2007. Ecological resilience, climate change, and the Great Barrier Reef: An introduction. Pp. 1-29 in Climate change and the Great Barrier Reef, Johnson, J., Marshall, P. (eds.). GBRMPA, Townsville.
Hughes, T.P. and 20 co-authors. 2007. Adaptive management of the Great Barrier Reef and the Grand Canyon World Heritage Area. Ambio 36: 586-592.
Hughes, T.P., D. Bellwood, C. Folke, J. Pandolfi, R. Steneck. 2007. No-take areas, herbivory, and resilience of coral reefs. Trends Ecol. Evol. 22: 1-3.
Cornell, H.V., R.H. Karlson and T.P. Hughes. 2007. Scale-dependent variation in coral community similarity across sites, islands, and island groups. Ecology 88: 1707-1715.
Penin, L., M. Adjeroud, M.S. Pratchett and T.P. Hughes. 2007. Spatial distribution of juvenile and adult corals around Moorea (French Polynesia): implications for population regulation. Bulletin of Marine Science 80: 379-389.
Hughes, T.P. et al. 2006. Keeping bandits at bay? Response. Science 313: 614.
Hughes, T.P. 2006. Comparaisons biogeographiques des faunes coralliennes. Oceanis 29: 292-301.
Dornelas, M., S.R. Connolly, T.P. Hughes. 2006. Coral reef diversity refutes the neutral theory of biodiversity. Nature 440: 80-82.
Ceccarelli, D.M., T.P. Hughes, L.J. McCook. 2006. Impacts of simulated overfishing on the territoriality of coral reef damselfish. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 309: 255-262.
Bellwood, D.R., T.P. Hughes, A.S. Hoey. 2006. Sleeping function group drives coral reef recover. Current Biology 16: 2434-2439. This paper was highlighted by Gunderson, L. (2006). Ecology: A different route to recovery for coral reefs. Current Biology 17: DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2006.11.034
Berkes, F., T.P. Hughes, R.S. Steneck, J.A. Wilson, D.R. Bellwood, B. Crona, C. Folke, L.H. Gunderson, H.M. Leslie, J. Norberg, M. Nyström, P. Olsson, H. Österblom, M. Scheffer, B. Worm. 2006. Policy Forum: Globalization, roving bandits, and marine resources. Science 311: 1557-1558.
Connolly, S.R., T.P. Hughes, D.R. Bellwood. 2005. Community structure of corals and reef fishes at multiple scales. Science 309: 1363-1365.
Hughes, T.P., D.R. Bellwood, C. Folke, R.S. Steneck, and J. Wilson. 2005. New paradigms for supporting the resilience of marine ecosystems. Trends Ecol. Evol. 20: 380-386.
Adger, W.N, T.P. Hughes, C. Folke, S.R. Carpenter, and J. Rockstrom. 2005. Social-ecological resilience to coastal disasters. 2005. Science 309: 1036-1039. Reprinted in Ecological Economics, Vol. 4, Chapter 67, pp. 275-283, Ed. C. Perrings. Sage Publications, UK.
Bellwood D.R., T.P. Hughes, S.R. Connolly, and J. Tanner. 2005. Environmental and geometric constraints on Indo-Pacific coral reef biodiversity. Ecology Letters 8: 643-651.
Pandolfi, J., T.P. Hughes et al. 2005. Policy Forum: Are U.S. coral reefs on the slippery slope to slime? Science 307: 1725-1726.
Connell, J.H., T.P. Hughes, C. Wallace, J. E. Tanner, K. E. Harms and A. M. Kerr. 2004. A long-term study of competition and diversity of corals. Ecological Monographs 74: 179-210.
Karlson R.H., Howard V. Cornell, T.P. Hughes. 2004. Reef coral diversity at local, island, and regional scales. Nature. 429: 868-870.
Bellwood, D.R., T.P. Hughes, C. Folke, and M. Nyström. 2004. Confronting the coral reef crisis. Nature 429: 827-833.
Ayre, D.J., and T.P. Hughes. 2004. Climate change, genotypic diversity and gene flow in reef-building corals. Ecology Letters 7: 273-278.
Pandolfi, J.M., R.H.Bradbury, E. Sala, T.P. Hughes, K.A. Bjorndal, R.G. Cooke, D. McArdle, L. McClenachan, M.J. Newman, G. Paredes, R.R. Warner, J.B.C. Jackson. 2003. Global trajectories of the long-term decline of coral reef ecosystems. Science 301, 955-958.
Hughes, T.P., A.H. Baird, D.R. Bellwood, S.R. Connolly, C. Folke, R. Grosberg, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, J.B.C. Jackson, J. Kleypas, J.M. Lough, P. Marshall, M. Nyström, S.R. Palumbi, J.M. Pandolfi, B. Rosen, J. Roughgarden. 2003. Causes of coral reef degradation. Science 302, 1503-1504.
Pandolfi, JM, Bradbury, RH, Sala, E, Hughes, TP, Bjorndal, KA, Cooke, RG, McArdle, D, McClenachan, L, Newman, MJH, Paredes, G, Warner, RR and Jackson, JBC (2003). Causes of coral reef degradation - Response. Science 302: 1502-1503.
Connolly, S.R., Bellwood, D.R., and Hughes, T.P. 2003. Indo-Pacific biodiversity of coral reefs: deviations from a mid-domain model. Ecology 84: 2178-2988.
Hughes, T.P., A.H. Baird, D.R. Bellwood, M. Card, S.R. Connolly, C. Folke, R. Grosberg, O. Hoegh-Guldberg, J.B.C. Jackson, J. Kleypas, J.M. Lough, P. Marshall, M. Nyström, S.R. Palumbi, J.M. Pandolfi, B. Rosen, J. Roughgarden. 2003. Climate Change, Human Impacts, and the Resilience of Coral Reefs. Science 301, 929-933.
Hughes, T.P., A.H. Baird, E.A. Dinsdale, N.A. Moltschaniwskyj, M.S. Pratchett, J.E. Tanner, and B.L. Willis. 2002. Latitudinal patterns in larval recruitment: Detecting regional variation using meta-analysis and large-scale sampling. Ecology 83: 436-451.
Hughes, T.P., Bellwood, D.R., and S.R. Connolly. 2002. Biodiversity hotspots, centers of endemicity, and the conservation of coral reefs. Ecology Letters 5: 775-784.
Strathmann, R. R., T. P. Hughes, A. M. Kuris, K. C. Lindeman, S. G. Morgan, J. M. Pandolfi, and R. R. Warner. 2002. Evolution of local-recruitment and its consequences for marine populations. Bull. Mar. Sci. 70: 377-396.
Williams, D. McB., T.P. Hughes and 14 co-authors. 2002. The current level of scientific understanding on impacts of terrestrial run-off on the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. http://www.reef.crc.org.au/aboutreef/coastal/waterquality_consensus.html
Baird, A.H., Bellwood, D.R., Connell, J.H., Cornell, H.V., Hughes, T.P., Karlson, R.H. & Rosen, B.R. 2002. Coral reef biodiversity and conservation. Science 296, 1026-1027.
Bellwood, D.R., and T.P. Hughes. 2001. Regional-scale assembly rules and biodiversity of coral reefs. Science. 292: 1532-1534.
Bellwood, D.R., and T.P. Hughes. 2001. The state of coral reef science. Science 293: 1997.
Jackson, J.B.C., T.P., Hughes, and 16 co-authors. 2001. Historical overfishing and the recent collapse of coastal ecosystems. Science 293: 629-638.
Ayre, D.J. and T.P. Hughes. 2000. Genotypic diversity and gene flow in brooding and spawning corals along the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Evolution 54: 1590-1605.
Baird, A.H., and T.P. Hughes. 2000. Competitive dominance by tabular corals: An experimental analysis of recruitment and survival of understorey assemblages. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 251: 117-132.
Hughes, T.P. 2000. Jamaica – the collapse of a coral reef. In Coral Reefs, Mangroves and Seagrasses: A Sourcebook for Managers. Ed. by F. Talbot and C. Wilkinson. Chapter 17. UNESCO.
Hughes, T.P. and J.E. Tanner. 2000. Recruitment failure, life histories, and long-term decline of Caribbean corals. Ecology 81: 2250-2264.
Hughes, T.P., A.H. Baird, E.A. Dinsdale, N.A. Moltschaniwskyj, M. Pratchett, J.E. Tanner, and B.L. Willis. 2000. Supply-side ecology works both ways: The link between benthic adults, fecundity and larval recruits. Ecology 81: 2241-2249.
Hughes, T.P., A. Szmant, R. Steneck, R. Carpenter and S. Miller. 1999. Algal blooms on coral reefs: What are the causes? Limnology & Oceanography 44: 1583-1586.
Hughes, T.P., A.H. Baird, E.A. Dinsdale, N.A. Moltschaniwskyj, M.S. Pratchett, J.E. Tanner, and B.L. Willis. 1999. Patterns of recruitment and abundance of corals along the Great Barrier Reef. Nature 397:59-63
Smith, L.D, and T.P. Hughes. 1999. An experimental assessment of survival, re-attachment and fecundity of coral fragments. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology 235:147-164.
Hughes, T.P. 1999. Off-reef transport of coral fragments: Ecological and geological implications. Marine Geology 157:1-6
Ayre, D.J., T.P. Hughes and R.J. Standish. 1997. Genetic differentiation, reproductive mode, and gene flow in the brooding coral Pocillopora damicornis along the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series 159: 175-187.
Baird, A. and T. P. Hughes. 1997. Spatial variation in coral recruitment around Lizard Island. Proc. 8th Int. Coral Reef Symp., Panama, 2: 1207-1210.
Hughes, T. P. 1994a. Catastrophes, phase-shifts, and large-scale degradation of a Caribbean coral reef. Science 265: 1547-1551. (Reprinted in Environmental Management: Readings and Case Studies. Ed. by L. Owens and T. Uniwin. (1997). Blackwell, Oxford).
Connell, J. H., T. P. Hughes, and C. C. Wallace. 1997. A 30-year study of coral community dynamics: Influence of disturbance and recruitment on abundance, at several scales in space and time. Ecol. Monogr. 67: 461-488.
Karlson, R. H., T. P. Hughes, and S. R. Karlson. 1996. Density-dependent dynamics of soft coral aggregations: the significance of clonal growth and form. Ecology 77: 1592-1599.
Caley, J., M. Carr, M. Hixon, T. P. Hughes, J. P. Jones and B. Menge. 1996. Recruitment and local dynamics of open marine populations. Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 27: 477-500.
Tanner, J., T. P. Hughes, and J. H. Connell 1994. Species coexistence, keystone species, and succession: a sensitivity analysis. Ecology 75: 2204-2219.
Hughes, T. P. 1994b. Coral reef catastrophes. Science 266: 1931-1933.
Hughes, T. P. 1993. Coral reef degradation: A long-term study of human and natural impacts. pp. 20-25, In R. N. Ginsburg, ed. Global aspects of Coral Reefs. University of Miami Press.
Hughes, T. P. 1993 (Editor). Disturbance: effects on coral reef dynamics. Special Issue, Coral Reefs 12(3&4): 115-233.
Hughes, T.P., D.J. Ayre and J.H. Connell 1992. The evolutionary ecology of corals. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 7: 292-295.
Hughes, T. P., J. H. Connell, and C. C. Wallace. 1991 Long-term spatial and temporal patterns of recruitment of reef crest corals. Proceedings Recruitment Workshop, Australian Society of Fisheries Biology Annual Meeting, Hobart. Bureau of Rural Resources Report.
Hughes, T. P. 1990 Recruitment limitation, mortality and population regulation in a sessile invertebrate, Cellepora pumicosa (Bryozoa, Anasca). Ecology 71: 12-20
Hughes, T.P. 1989. Community structure and diversity of coral reefs: the role of history. Ecology 70: 275-279.
T. P. Hughes 1988. Long term dynamics of coral populations: contrasting reproductive modes. Proc 6th Int. Coral Reef Symp., Townsville. 2: 721-725
Warner, R. R. and T. P. Hughes 1988. The population dynamics of reef fishes. Proc 6th Int. Coral Reef Symp., Townsville. 1:149-155
Hughes T.P. 1987. Skeletal density and growth form of corals. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 35:259-266
Hughes, T.P., D. Reed, M.J. Boyle 1987. Herbivory on coral reefs: community structure following mass mortalities of sea urchins. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 113: 39-59
Hughes, T.P. and J.H. Connell 1987. Population dynamics based on size or age? A reef coral analysis. American Naturalist 129: 818-829.
Hughes, T. P. 1986 Life histories and population dynamics of early successional corals. Proc. 5th International Coral Reef Symp., Tahiti. 4:101-106
Hughes, T.P. and J.B.C. Jackson. 1985. Population dynamics and life histories of foliaceous corals. Ecological Monographs 55: 141-166.
Hughes, T.P., B.D. Keller, J.B.C. Jackson, & M.J. Boyle 1985. Mass mortality of the echinoid Diadema antillarum Philippi in Jamaica. Bull. Mar. Sci. 36: 377-384
Jackson, J.B.C. and T.P. Hughes 1985. Adaptive strategies of coral reef invertebrates. American Scientist 73: 265-274.
Hughes, T.P. 1984. Population dynamics based on size rather than age: a general model with a reef coral example. American Naturalist 123: 778-795.
Hughes, T.P. 1983 Life histories and growth of corals over a depth gradient. Pages 17-20 in M. L. Reaka (Ed.) The Ecology of deep and shallow water coral reefs. Symposia Series for Undersea Research. NOAA, Rockville, MD.
Hughes, T.P. and J.B.C. Jackson 1980. Do corals lie about their age? Some demographic consequences of partial mortality, fission and fusion. Science 209: 713-715.
Hughes, T. P. 1996. Demographic approaches to community dynamics: A coral reef example. Ecology 77(7): 2256-2260.
Hall, V. and T. P. Hughes 1996. Reproductive strategies of modular animals: Comparative studies of reef-building corals. Ecology 77(3): 950-963.
Hughes, T.P. and J.H. Connell. 1999. Multiple stresses on coral reefs. Limnology & Oceanography 44(3):932-940
Rockström, J., W. Steffen, K. Noone, Å. Persson, F. S. Chapin, III, E. Lambin, T. M. Lenton, M. Scheffer, C. Folke, H. Schellnhuber, B. Nykvist, C. A. De Wit, T. Hughes, S. van der Leeuw, H. Rodhe, S. Sörlin, P.K. Snyder, R. Costanza, U. Svedin, M. Falkenmark, L. Karlberg, R. W. Corell, V. J. Fabry, J. Hansen, B.Walker, D. Liverman, K. Richardson, P. Crutzen, and J. Foley. 2009. Planetary boundaries: exploring the safe operating space for humanity. Ecology and Society 14(2): 32. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol14/iss2/art32/
Lebel, L., J. Anderies, B. Campbell, C. Folke, S. Hatfield-Dodds, T.P. Hughes, J. Wilson. 2006. Governance and the capacity to manage resilience in regional social-ecological systems. Ecology & Society 11(1): 19. [online] URL: http://www.ecologyandsociety.org/vol11/iss1/art19/
Tanner, J., T. P. Hughes, and J. H. Connell 1996. The role of history in community dynamics: A modeling approach. Ecology 77(1): 108-117.

Group(s): CORALDIR
Created: 1999-10-03 Last Updated: 2011-05-18 by Terry HUGHES