• Hughes TP, Kerry JT, Baird AH, Connolly SR, Chase TJ, Dietzel A, Hill T, Hoey AS, Hoogenboom MO, Jacobson M, Kerswell A, Madin JS, Mieog A, Paley AS, Pratchett MS, Torda G, Woods RM (2019) Global warming impairs stock–recruitment dynamics of corals. Nature,

  • Madin EMP, Harborne AR, Harmer AMT, Luiz OJ, Atwood TB, Sullivan BJ, Madin JS (2019) Marine reserves shape seascapes on scales visible from space. Proc R Soc B,

  • Roberts TE, Bridge TCL, Caley MJ, Madin JS, Baird AH (2019) Resolving the depth zonation paradox in reef‐building corals. Ecology,

  • Zawada KJA, Dornelas M, Madin JS (preprint) Quantifying coral morphology. bioRxiv,

  • Zawada KJA, Madin JS, Baird AH, Bridge TCL, Dornelas M (2019) Morphological traits can track coral reef responses to the Anthropocene. Functional Ecology,


  • Madin JS, Baird AH, Bridge T, Connolly SR, Zawada K, Dornelas M (2018) Cumulative effects of cyclones and bleaching on coral cover and species richness at Lizard Island. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 604:263-268

  • Baird AH, Álvarez-Noriega M, Cumbo VR, Dornelas M, Connolly SR, Madin JS (2018) Effects of tropical storms on the demography of reef corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 606:29-38

  • Dornelas M et al., including Madin JS, Zawada K (2018) BioTIME: A database of biodiversity time series for the Anthropocene. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 27:760-786.

  • McWilliam M, Hoogenboom MO, Baird AH, Kuo C-Y, Madin JS, Hughes TP (2018) Biogeographical disparity in the functional diversity and redundancy of corals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA, 201716643. link

  • Baird AH, Madin JS, Alvarez Noriega M, Fontoura L, Precoda K, Torres-Pulliza D, Woods R, Zawada K, Hughes TP (2018) A decline in bleaching suggests that depth can provide a refuge from global warming in most coral taxa. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 603:257-264.

  • Álvarez-Noriega M, Baird AH, Bridge T, Dornelas M, Fontoura L, Precoda K, Torres-Pulliza D, Woods R, Zawada K, Madin JS (2018) Contrasting patterns of changes in abundance following a bleaching event between juvenile and adult scleractinian corals. Coral Reefs, 37:527-532.

  • Álvarez-Noriega M, Baird AH, Dornelas M, Madin JS, Connolly SR (2018) Negligible effect of competition on coral colony growth. Ecology, link

  • House JE, Brambilla V, Bidaut LM, Christie AP, Pizarro O, Madin JS, Dornelas M (2018) Moving to 3D: relationships between coral planar area, surface area and volume. PeerJ, 6:e4280 link

  • Precoda K, Baird AH, Madsen A, Mizerek T, Sommer B, Su SN, Madin JS (2018) How does a widespread reef coral maintain a population in an isolated environment? Marine Ecology Progress Series, 594:85-94.

  • Mizerek TL, Baird AH, Madin JS (2018) Species traits as indicators of coral bleaching. Coral Reefs, 37:791–800.


  • Bryson M, Ferrari R, Figueira W, Pizarro O, Madin JS, Williams S, Byrne M (2017) Characterization of measurement errors using structure‐from‐motion and photogrammetry to measure marine habitat structural complexity. Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.3127.

  • Dornelas M, Madin JS, Baird A, Connolly S (2017) Allometric growth in reef-building corals. Proceeding of the Royal Society London B, 284:20170053.

  • Hata T, Baird AH, Cumbo VR, Denny M, Figueiredo J, Harii S, Thomas CJ, Madin JS (2017) Coral larvae are poor swimmers and require complex reef structure to settle. Scientific Reports, 7:2249.

  • Pizarro O, Friedman A, Bryson M, Williams S, Madin JS (2017) Reef Records: simple, fast and repeatable surveys for underwater visual 3D benthic mapping and monitoring. Ecology and Evolution, 7:1770–1782.

  • Precoda K, Allen A, Grant L, Madin JS (2017) Using traits to assess nontransitive interactions among coral species. American Naturalist In press.


  • Álvarez-Noriega M, Baird AH, Dornelas M, Madin JS, Cumbo VR, Connolly SR (2016) Fecundity and the demographic strategies of coral morphologies. Ecology, 97:3485-3493.

  • Luiz OJ, Woods RM, Madin EMP, Madin JS (2016) Predicting IUCN extinction risk categories for the world’s data-deficient groupers. Conservation Letters, 9:342–350.

  • Luiz OJ, Madin EMP, Madin JS, Baird AH, Grutter AS (2016) Interactions among tropical and temperate reef fishes in a biogeographic transition zone: Implications for range shifts of a specialist species. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 14:110–111.

  • Madin JS, Hoogenboom MO, Connolly SR, Darling E, Falster D, Huang D, Keith SA, Mizerek T, Pandolfi JM, Putnam H, Baird AH (2016) A trait-based approach to advance coral reef science. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 31:419-428.

  • Madin JS, Anderson KD, Andreasen MH, Bridge T, Cairns SD, Connolly SR, Darling E, Diaz M, Falster D, Franklin EC, Gates RD, Hoogenboom MO, Huang D, Keith SA, Kosnik MA, Kuo CY, Lough JM, Lovelock CE, Luiz O, Martinelli J, Mizerek T, Pandolfi JM, Pochon X, Pratchett MS, Putnam H, Roberts TE, Stat M, Wallace CC, Widman E, Baird AH (in press) The Coral Trait Database, a curated database of trait information for coral species from the global oceans. Nature Scientific Data, 3:160017.

  • Madin JS, Allen AP, Baird AH, Pandolfi JM, Sommer B (2016) Limited scope for latitudinal extension of reef corals – a comment. Frontiers of Biogeography, 8:e29328.

  • Martinelli J, Madin JS, Kosnik M (2016) Dead shell assemblages faithfully record living molluscan assemblages at One Tree Reef. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 457:158-169.

  • Martinelli J, Kosnik M, Madin JS (2016) Passive defensive traits are not good predictors of predation for infaunal reef bivalves. Palaios, 31:607-615.

  • Mizerek TL, Baird AH, Beaumont LJ, Madin JS (2016) Physical tolerance governs the presence of reef corals in high latitude communities beyond reef growth. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 25:979–987.

  • Woods RM, Baird AH, Mizerek TL, Madin JS (2016) Environmental factors limiting fertilisation and larval success in corals. Coral Reefs, 35:1433-1440.


  • Harmer AMT, Clausen PD, Wroe S, Madin JS (2015) Large orb-webs adapted to maximise total biomass not rare, large prey. Nature Scientific Reports, 5:14121.

  • Keith SA, Woolsey ES, Madin JS, Byrne M, Baird AH (2015) Differential establishment potential of species drives a shift in coral assemblage structure across a biogeographic barrier. Ecography, 38:1225-1234.

  • Luiz OJ, Allen AP, Robertson DR, Floeter SR, Madin JS (2015) Seafarers or castaways: ecological traits associated with rafting dispersal in tropical reef fishes. Journal of Biogeography, 42:323-2333.

  • Luiz OJ, Mendes TC, Barneche DR, Ferreira CGW, Noguchi R, Villaça RC, Rangel CA, Gasparini JL, Ferreira CEL (2015) Community structure of reef fishes on a remote oceanic island: the relative influence of abiotic and biotic variables. Marine and Freshwater Research, 66: 739–749. [link]

  • Madin JS, Madin EPM (2015) The whole extent of the coral reef crisis. Conservation Biology, 29:1724-1726.

  • Madin JS, Kuo CY, Martinelli JC, Mizerek T, Baird AH (2015) Very high coral cover at 36°S on the east coast of Australia. Coral Reefs, 34:327.

  • Martinelli J, Kosnik M, Madin JS (2015) Encounter frequency does not predict predation frequency in tropical dead-shell assemblages. Palaios, 30:818-826.


  • Baird AH, Cumbo VR, Figueiredo J, Harii S, Hata T, Madin JS (2014) Comment on “Chemically mediated behavior of recruiting corals and fishes: A tipping point that may limit reef recovery”. PeerJ PrePrints, 2:e628v1.

  • Barneche DR, Kulbicki M, Floeter SR, Friedlander AM, Maina J, Allen AP (2014) Scaling metabolism from individuals to reef-fish communities at broad spatial scales. Ecology Letters, 17: 1067–1076. [link]

  • Edmunds PJ, Burgess SC, Putnam HM, Baskett ML, Bramanti L, Fabina NS, Han X, Lesser MP, Madin JS, Wall CB, Yost DM, Gates RD (2014) Evaluating the causal basis of ecological success within the Scleractinia: an Integral Projection Model approach. Marine Biology, 161:2719-2734.

  • Luiz OJ, Comin E, Madin JS (2014) Far away from home: the occurrence of the Indo-Pacific bannerfish Heniochus acuminatus in the Atlantic. Bulletin of Marine Science, 90:741-744.

  • Madin, JS, Dornelas M, Baird AH, Connolly SR (2014) Mechanical vulnerability explains size-dependent mortality of reef corals. Ecology Letters, 17:1008–1015.

  • Madsen A, Madin JS, Tan CH, Baird AH (2014) The reproductive biology of the scleractinian coral Plesiastrea versipora in Sydney Harbour, Australia. Sexuality and Early Development in Aquatic Organisms. Sexuality and Early Development in Aquatic Organisms, 1:25-33.

  • Vergés A, Steinberg PD, Hay ME, Poore AG, Campbell AH, Ballesteros E, Heck KL, Booth D, Coleman MA, Feary D, Figueira W, Langlois T, Marzinelli EM, Mizerek T, Mumby PJ, Nakamura Y, Roughan M, van Sebille E, Sen Gupta A, Smale DA, Tomas F, Wernberg T, Wilson SK (2014) The tropicalisation of temperate marine ecosystems: climate-mediated changes in herbivory and community phase shifts. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, in press.


  • Feary D, Pratchett M, Emslie M, Fowler A, Figueira W, Luiz OJ, Nakamura Y, Booth DJ (2013) Latitudinal shifts in coral reef fishes: why some species do and others do not shift. Fish and Fisheries on-line early.

  • Keith SA, Baird AH, Hughes TP, Madin JS, Connolly SR (2013) Faunal breaks and species composition of Indo-Pacific corals: potential influence of plate tectonics, environment, and habitat distribution. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280:20130818.

  • Luiz OJ, Allen AP, Robertson DR, Floeter SR, Kulbicki M, Vigliola L, Becheler R, Madin JS (2013) Adult and larval traits as determinants of geographic range size among tropical reef fishes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 110:16498-16502.

  • Luiz OJ, Floeter SR, Rocha LA, Ferreira CEL (2013) Perspectives for the lionfish invasion in the South Atlantic: Are Brazilian reefs protected by the currents? Marine Ecology Progress Series, 485:1–7.

  • Madin JS, Dell AI, Madin EMP, Nash MC (2013) Spatial variation in mechanical properties of coral reef substrate and implications for coral colony integrity. Coral Reefs, 32:173-179.

  • Maina J, de Moel H, Zinke J, Madin JS, McClanahan TR, Vermaat JE (2013) Human deforestation outweighs future climate change impacts of sedimentation on coral reefs. Nature Communications, 4:1986.

  • Umbers KDL, Herberstein ME, Madin JS (2013) Colour in insect thermoregulation: empirical and theoretical tests in a colour changing grasshopper. Journal of Insect Physiology, 51:81-90.


  • Baird AH, Sommers B, Madin JS (2012) Pole-ward range expansion of Acropora spp. along the east coast of Australia. Coral Reefs, 31:1063.

  • Cinner JE, McClanahan TR, Graham NAJ, Daw TM, Maina J, Stead SM, Wamukota A, Brown K , Bodin O (2012) Vulnerability of coastal communities to key impacts of climate change on coral reef fisheries. Global Environmental Change, 22: 12-20.

  • Daw TM, Cinner JE, McClanahan TR, Brown KB, Stead SM, Graham NAJ, Maina J (2012) To Fish or Not to Fish: Factors at Multiple Scales Affecting Artisanal Fishers’ Readiness to Exit a Declining Fishery. PLoS ONE, 7: 2. 02.

  • Grove CA, Zinke J, Scheufen T, Maina J, Epping E, Boer W, Randriamanantsoa B, Brummer G-J A (2012) Spatial linkages between coral proxies of terrestrial runoff across a large embayment in Madagascar. Biogeosciences. 9: 3063–3081.

  • Harmer AMT, Kokko H, Herberstein ME, Madin JS (2012) Optimal web investment in sub-optimal foraging conditions. Naturwissenschaften, 99:65-70.

  • Luiz OJ, Madin JS, Robertson DR, Rocha LA, Wirtz P, Floeter SR (2012) Ecological traits influencing range expansion across large oceanic dispersal barriers: insights from tropical Atlantic reef fishes. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 279:1033-1040.

  • McClanahan TR, Donner SD, Maynard JA, MacNeil MA, Graham NAJ, Maina J et al. (2012) Prioritizing Key Resilience Indicators to Support Coral Reef Management in a Changing Climate. PLoS ONE 7(8): e42884.

  • Madin EMP, Gaines SD, Madin JS, Link A-K, Lubchenco PJ, Selden RL, Warner RR (2012) Do behavioral responses of prey to predation risk function similarly in restored and pristine foodwebs? PLoS ONE, 7:e32390.

  • Madin JS, Hughes TP, Connolly SR (2012) Calcification, storm damage and population resilience of tabular corals under climate change. PLoS ONE, 10:e46637.

  • Madin JS, Hoogenboom M, Connolly SR (2012) Integrating physiological and biomechanical drivers of population growth over environmental gradients on coral reefs. Journal of Experiment Biology, 215:968-976.

  • Maina J, de Moel H, Vermaat JE, Bruggemann JH, Guillaume MMM, Grove CA, Madin JS, Mertz-Kraus R, Zinke J (2012) Linking coral river runoff proxies with climate variability, hydrology and land-use in Madagascar catchments. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 64:2047-2059.


  • Diaz M, Madin JS (2011) Macroecological relationships between coral species’ traits and disease potential. Coral Reefs, 30:73-84.

  • Edwards HJ, Elliott IA, Eakin CM, Irikawa A, Madin JS, McField M, Morgan JA, Van Woesik R, Mumby PJ (2011) How much time can herbivore protection buy for coral reefs under realistic regimes of hurricanes and coral bleaching? Global Change Biology, 17:2033-2048.

  • Gordillo S, Martinelli J, Cardenas J, et al. (2011) Testing ecological and environmental changes during the last 6000 years: a multi proxy approach based on the bivalve Tawera gayi from southern South America. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 7: 1413-1427.

  • Harmer AMT, Blackledge TA, Madin JS, Herberstein ME (2011) High-performance spider webs: integrating biomechanics, ecology and behaviour. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 8:457-471.

  • Herberstein ME, Schneider JM, Harmer AMT, Gaskett AC, Robinson K, Shaddick K, Soetkamp D, Wilson PD, Pekar S, Elgar MA. (2011). Sperm storage and copulation duration in a sexually cannibalistic spider. Journal of Ethology 29: 9-15.

  • Kattge J, Ogle K, Bönisch G, Díaz S, Lavorel S, Madin JS, Nadrowski K, Noellert S, Sartor K, Wirth C (2011) A generic structure for plant trait databases. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, 2:202-213.

  • Luiz OJ and Edwards AJ (2011) Extinction of a shark population in the Archipelago of Saint Paul’s Rocks (equatorial Atlantic) inferred from the historical record. Biological Conservation *144:2873–2881.

  • Madin EMP., Madin JS, Booth DJ (2011) Landscape of fear visible from space. Nature Scientific Reports, 1:1-4.

  • Madin EMP, Madin JS (2011) Predators, facilitators, or both? Re-evaluating an apparent predator-prey interaction. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 431:299-302.

  • Madin JS (2011) Climate Change: Increasing Storm Activity. In: Encyclopaedia of Modern Coral Reefs (ed. D. Hopley). Springer.

  • Maina J, McClanahan TR, Venus V, Ateweberhan M, Madin JS (2011) Global gradients of coral exposure to environmental stresses and implications for local management. PLoS ONE, 6:e23064.

  • McClanahan TR, Maina J, Muthiga NA (2011) Associations between climate stress and coral reef diversity in the western Indian Ocean. Global Change Biology 17:2023-2032.

  • Mizerek T, HM Regan, KA Hovel (2011) Seagrass habitat loss and fragmentation influence management strategies for a blue crab Callinectes sapidus fishery. Mar Ecol Prog Ser 427:247-257