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Edited volumes ⊕ Peer reviewed papers ⊕ Book chapters ⊕ Other publications and media

Edited volumes

4. Martins N, Camus C, Wernberg T, Roleda MY, Coleman MA (2022). Opening the Black Box of Kelps: Response of Early Life Stages to Anthropogenic Stressors. Research Topic. Frontiers in Marine Science: Ecosystem Ecology. Currently open – click link to submit manuscript.

3. Perkins-Kirkpatrick SE, Sen Gupta A, Wernberg T, Ryan S, Hernaman V, Pittman J (2022) Advances in Marine Heatwave Interactions. Research Topic. Frontiers in Marine Science: Climate, Ecology & People. Currently open – click link to submit manuscript.

2. Oliver ECJ, Wernberg T, Benthuysen J, Chen K (eds) (2019)  Advances in Understanding Marine Heatwaves and Their Impacts. Research Topic. Frontiers in Marine Science: Global Change and the Future Ocean, 7: 147. [doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00147]. [pdf]. [pdf book of entire Research Topic].

ITRS issue MFR1. Wernberg T, Mieszkowska N, Kendrick GA, Hawkins SJ (eds) (2016) Tenth International Temperate Reefs Symposium. Special Issue. Marine and Freshwater Research, 16(1). [link].

Peer reviewed papers

210. Cumming GS, Adamska M, Barnes ML, Barnett J, Bellwood DR, Cinner JE, Cohen P, Donelson J, Fabricius K, Grafton RQ, Grech A, Gurney GG, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Hoey AS, Hoogenboom MO, Lau J, Lovelock C, Lowe R, Miller D, Morrison TH, Mumby PJ, Nakata M, Pandolfi JM, Peterson GD, Pratchett M, Ravasi T, Riginos C, Rummer JL, Schaffelke B, Wernberg T & Wilson SK (2023) Research priorities for the sustainability of coral-rich western Pacific seascapes. Regional Environmental Change, 23: 66. [][

209. Tebbett SB, Crisp SK, Evans RD, Fulton CJ, Pessarrodona AWernberg T, Wilson SK & Bellwood DR (2023) On the challenges of identifying benthic ‘dominance’ on Anthropocene coral reefs. BioScience, accepted 20/1/23. [][pdf].

208. Nimbs MJ, Wernberg T & Coleman MA (2023) Climate change threatens unique evolutionary diversity in Australian kelp refugia. Scientific Reports, 13: 248. [] [pdf].

207. Sahin D, Schoepf V, Filbee-Dexter K, Thomson DP, Radford B & Wernberg T (2023) Heating rate explains species-specific coral bleaching severity during a simulated marine heatwave. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 706: 33-46. [][pdf].

206. Filbee-Dexter K, Pessarrodona A, Duarte CM, Krause-Jensen D, Hancke K, Smale DA & Wernberg T (2023) Seaweed forests are carbon sinks that may help mitigate CO2 emissions. A comment on Gallagher et al. (2022). ICES Journal of Marine Science, in press 15/11/22.

205. Smith KE, Burrows MT, Hobday AJ, King NG, Moore PJ, Sen Gupta A, Thomsen MS, Wernberg T & Smale DA (2023) Biological Impacts of Marine Heatwaves. Annual Review of Marine Science, 15: 119-145. [] [pdf] [pdf SOM].

204. Veenhof RJ, Champion C, Dworjanyn SA, Wernberg T, Minne AJP, Layton C, Bolton JJ, Reed DC & Coleman MA (2022) Kelp gametophytes in changing oceans. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, 60, 337-374. [] [pdf].

203. Vranken S, Scheben A, Batley J, Wernberg T & Coleman MA (2022) Genomic consequences and selection efficacy in sympatric sexual versus asexual kelps. Frontiers in Marine Science: Marine Evolutionary Biology, Biogeography and Species Diversity, 9: 921912. [] [pdf].

202. Bosch NE, Pessarrodona A, Filbee-Dexter K, Tuya F, Mulders Y, Bell SY, Langlois T & Wernberg T (2023) Habitat configurations shape the trophic and energetic dynamics of reef fishes in a tropical-temperate transition zone: implications under a warming future. Oecologia, 200:455–470. [] [pdf].

201. Alsuwaiyan NA, Filbee-Dexter K, Vranken S, Burkholz C, Cambridge M, Coleman MA & Wernberg T (2022) Green gravel as a vector of dispersal for kelp restoration. Frontiers in Marine Science: Marine Ecosystem Ecology, 9: 910417. [] [pdf].

200. Ribeiro F, Pessarrodona A, Tuckett C, Mulders Y, Pereira R & Wernberg, T (2022) Shield wall: kelps are the last stand against corals in tropicalised reefs. Functional Ecology, 36: 2445-2455. [] [pdf].

199. Pessarrodona A, Assis J, Filbee-Dexter K, Burrows MT, Gattuso, J-P, Duarte CM, Krause-Jensen D, Moore PJ, Smale DA & Wernberg T (2022) Global seaweed productivity. Sciences Advances, 8: eabn2465. [] [pdf] .

198. Pessarrodona A, Filbee-Dexter K, Krumhansl K, Moore P, Pedersen M & Wernberg T (2022) A global dataset of seaweed net primary productivity. Scientific Data, 9: 848. [] [pdf].

197. Filbee-Dexter K, Feehan CJ, Smale DA, Krumhansl KA, Augustine S, de Bettignies F, Burrows MT, Byrnes JEK, Campbell J, Davoult D, Dunton KH, Franco JN, Garrido I, Grace SP, Hancke K, Johnson LE, Konar B, Moore PJ, Norderhaug KM,  O’Dell A, Pedersen MF, Salomon AK, Sousa-Pinto I, Tiegs S, Yiu D, Wernberg T (2022) Kelp carbon sink potential decreases with warming due to accelerating decomposition. PLoS Biology, 3001702: 1-22. []  [pdf]. *PLoS Biology Editor’s pick for 2022*

196. Tebbett SB, Sgarlatta MP, Pessarrodona A, Vergés A, Wernberg T, Bellwood DR (2022) How to quantify algal turf sediments and particulates on tropical and temperate reefs: an overview. Marine Environmental Research, 179: 105673. [] [pdf].

195. Zarco-Perello S, Fairclough D, Dowling C, DiBattista J, Rachel A, Wernberg T, Brett T (2022) Maximization of fitness by phenological and phenotypic plasticity in range expanding rabbitfish (Siganidae). Journal of Animal Ecology, 90: 1666-1678. [] [pdf].

194. Duarte CM, Gattuso J-P, Hancke K, Gundersen H, Filbee-Dexter K, Pedersen MF, Middelburg J, Burrows MT, Krumhansl K, Wernberg T, Moore P, Pessarrodona A, Ørberg SB, Pinto IS, Assis J, Queirós AM, Smale D, Bekkby T, Serrão EA, Krause-Jensen D (2022) Global Estimates of the extent and production of macroalgal forests. Global Ecology & Biogeography, 31: 1422-1439. [] [pdf].

193. Coleman MA, Reddy M, Nimbs MJ, Marshell A, Al-Ghassani SA, Bolton JJ, Jupp BP, De Clerck O, Leliaert F, Champion C, Pearson GA, Serrão EA, Madeira P, Wernberg T (2022) Loss of a globally unique kelp forest from Oman. Scientific Reports, 12: 5020. [] [pdf].

192. Mulders YR, Mattio L, Phillips JC, Lavery P, Kendrick GA, Wernberg T (2022) Patch dynamics driven by wave exposure in subtidal temperate seaweeds is exacerbated by warming oceans. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 685: 85-95. [] [pdf].

191. Filbee-Dexter K*, Wernberg T*, Barreiro R, Coleman MA, de Bettignies T, Feehan CJ, Franco JN, Hasler B, Louro I, Norderhaug KM, Staehr PAU, Tuya F, Verbeek J (2022) Leveraging the blue economy to transform marine forest restoration. Journal of Phycology, published online. * Shared lead authorship. [] [pdf].

190. Wheeler D, Minne AJP, Wernberg T, Coleman MA (2022) The chloroplast and mitochondrial genomes of the kelp, Ecklonia radiata. Aquatic Botany, 78: 103485. [] [pdf].

189. Bosch NE, McLean M, Zarco-Perello S, Bennett S, Stuart-Smith RD, Vergés A, Pessarrodona A, Tuya F, Langlois T, Spencer C, Bell SY, Saunders BJ, Harvey ES, Wernberg T (2022) Persistent thermally-driven shift in the functional trait structure of herbivorous fishes: evidence of top-down control on the rebound potential of temperate seaweed forests? Global Change Biology, 28: 2296-2311. [] [pdf].

188. Mulders YR, Filbee-Dexter K, Bell SY, Bosch NE, Pessarrodona ASahin D, Vranken S, Zarco-Perello S, Wernberg T (2022) Intergrading reef communities across discrete seaweed habitats in a temperate – tropical transition zone: lessons for species reshuffling in a warming ocean. Ecology and Evolution, 12:e8538. [] [pdf].

187. Pessarrodona A, Tebbett SB, Bosch NE, Bellwood DR, Wernberg T (2022) High herbivory despite high sediment loads on a fringing coral reef. Coral Reefs, accepted 7/12/21. [] [pdf].

186. Thomsen MS, Altieri AH, Angelini C, Bishop MJ, Bulleri F, Farhan R, Frühling VMM, Harrison SB, He Q, Gribben PE, Klinghardt M, Langeneck J, Lanham BS, Mondardini L, Mulders YR, Oleksyn S, Ramus A, Schneider T, Schiel DR, Siciliano A, Silliman BR, Smale DA, South PM, Wernberg T, Zhang S, Zotz G (2022). Heterogeneity within and among co-occurring foundation species increases biodiversity. Nature Communications, 13: 581. [] [pdf].

185. Pessarrodona A, Verges A, Bosch N, Bell SY, Smith S, Sgarlatta P, Wernberg T (2022) Tropicalization unlocks novel trophic pathways and enhances secondary productivity in temperate reefs. Functional Ecology, 36: 659-673. [10.1111/1365-2435.13990] [pdf].

184. Straub SC, Wernberg T, Marzinelly EM, Vergés A, Kelaher BP, Coleman MA (2022) Persistence of seaweed forests in the Anthropocene will depend on warming and marine heatwave profiles. Journal of Phycology, 58: 22-35. [] [pdf].

183. Barrientos S, Zarco-Perello S, Piñeiro-Corbeira C, Barreiro R, Wernberg T (2021) Feeding preferences of range-shifting and native herbivorous fishes in temperate ecosystems. Marine Environmental Research, 172: 105508.[] [pdf].

182. Smith KE, Burrows MT, Hobday AJ, Sen Gupta A, Moore PJ, Thomsen MS, Wernberg T, Smale DA (2021) Socioeconomic impacts of marine heatwaves – global issues and opportunities. Science, 374: 6566. [] [pdf].

181. Bass A, Wernberg T, Thomsen MS, Smale DA (2021) Another decade of marine climate change experiments: trends, progress and knowledge gaps. Frontiers in Marine Science: Global Change and the Future Ocean, 8: 714462. [] [pdf].

180. Bosch NE, Wernberg T, Langlois TJ, Smale DA, Moore PJ, Franco JN, Thiriet P, Feunteun E, Ribeiro C, Neves P, Freitas R, Filbee-Dexter K, Norderhaug KM, Garcıa A, Otero-Ferrer F, Espino F, Haroun R, Tuya F (2021) Niche and neutral assembly mechanisms contribute to latitudinal diversity gradients in reef fishes. Journal of Biogeography, 48: 2296-2311. [] [pdf]. *Editor’s choice* [blog post].

179. Pessarrodona A, Filbee-Dexter K, Alcoverro T, Boada J, Feehan C, Fredriksen S, Grace S, Nakamura Y, Narvaez C, Norderhaug KM, Wernberg T (2021) Homogenization and miniaturization of habitat structure in temperate marine forests. Global Change Biology, 27: 5262-5275. [] [pdf].

178. Alsuwaiyan NA, Vranken S, Filbee-Dexter K, Cambridge M, Coleman MA, Wernberg T (2021) Genotypic variation in response to extreme events may facilitate kelp adaptation under future climates. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 672: 111–121. [] [pdf].

177. Bosch NE, Monk J, Goetze J, Wilson S, Babcock R, Barrett N, Clough J, Currey-Randall L, Fairclough D, Fisher R, Gibbons B, Harasti D, Harvey E, Heupel M, Hicks J, Holmes T, Huveneers C, Ierodiaconou D, Jordan A, Knott N, Malcolm H, McLean D, Meekan M, Newman S, Radford B, Rees M, Saunders B, Speed C, Travers M, Wakefield C, Wernberg T, Langlois T (2021). Influence of proxies of the human footprint and biophysical drivers on the body-size structure of fished marine species across tropical to temperate waters. Conservation Biology, accepted 1/6/21. [] [pdf].

176. Vranken S, Wernberg T, Scheben A, Severn-Ellis A, Batley J, Bayer PE Edwards D, Wheeler D, Coleman MA (2021) Genotype-environment mismatch of kelp forests under climate change. Molecular Ecology, 15: 3730-3746. [] [pdf].

175. Leclerc J-C, de Bettignies T, de Bettignies F, Christie H, Franco JN, Leroux C, Davoult D, Pedersen MF, Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T (2021) Local flexibility in feeding behaviour and contrasting microhabitat use of an omnivore across latitudes. Oecologia, 196: 441–453. [] [pdf].

174. Huang S, Li K, Pan Y, Yu Y, Wernberg T, de Bettignies T, Wu J, Zhou C, Huang ZX, Xiao X (2021) Artificial light source selection in seaweed production: growth of seaweed and biosynthesis of photosynthetic pigments and soluble protein. Peer J, 9: e11351. [].

173. Santos IR, Burdige DJ, Jennerjahn TC, Bouillon S, Cabral A, Serrano O, Wernberg T, Filbee-Dexter K, Guimond J, Tamborski JJ (2021) The renaissance of Odum’s outwelling hypothesis in ‘Blue Carbon’ science. Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science, 255: 107361. [].

172. Jueterbock A, Minne AJP, Cock JM, Coleman MA, Wernberg T, Scheschonk L, Rautenberger R, Zhang J, Hu ZM (2021) Priming of marine macrophytes for enhanced restoration success and food security in future oceans. Frontiers in Marine Science: Marine Conservation and Sustainability, 8: 658485. [] [pdf].

171. Coleman MA, Wernberg T (2021) A glass half full: solutions-oriented management under climate change. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 36:385-386. [] [pdf].

170. Lo Bue N, Best M, Embriaco D, Abeysirigunawardena D, Beranzoli L, Dewey R, Favali P, Feng M, Heesemann M, Leijala U, Conchubhair DÓ, Scherwath M, Scoccimarro E, Wernberg T (2021) The Importance of Marine Research Infrastructures in Capturing Processes and Impacts of Extreme Events, Frontiers in Marine Science: Ocean Observation, 8: 626668. [] [pdf].

169. Zarco-Perello S, Bosch NE, Bennett S, Vanderklift MA, Wernberg T (2021) Persistence of tropical herbivores in temperate reefs constrain kelp resilience to cryptic habitats. Journal of Ecology, 109: 2081-2094. [] [pdf].

168. Pedersen MF, Filbee-Dexter K, Frisk NL, Sárossy Z, Wernberg T (2021) Carbon sequestration potential increased by incomplete anaerobic decomposition of kelp detritus. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 660: 53–67. [] [pdf].

167. Vilas D, Coll M, Pedersen T, Corrales X, Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T (2021) Future trajectories of change for an Arctic deep deep-sea ecosystem connected to coastal kelp forests. Restoration Ecology, 29: e13327. [doi: 2020.10.1111/rec.13327] [pdf].

166. Mulders YR, Wernberg T (2020) Fifteen years in a global warming hotspot: changes in subtidal mobile invertebrate communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 656: 227-238. [] [pdf] [pdf SO].

165. Sen Gupta A, Thomsen MS, Benthuysen JA, Hobday AJ, Oliver E, Alexander LV, Burrows MT, Donat MG, Feng M, Holbrook NJ, Perkins-Kirkpatrick S, Moore PJ, Rodrigues R, Scannell HA, Taschetto AS, Ummenhofer CC, Wernberg T, Smale DA (2020) Extreme Marine Heatwaves – the most intense, largest and longest events. Scientific Reports, 10: 19359. [doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-75445-3] [pdf]. *Ranked #85 in Earth Sciences in SciRep in 2020*

164. Coleman MA, Wernberg T (2020) The silver lining of extreme events. Trends in Ecology and Evolution, 35: 1065-1067. [doi: 10.1016/j.tree.2020.08.013] [pdf].

163. Zarco-Perello S, Carroll G, Vanderklift MA, Holmes T, Langlois T, Wernberg T (2020) Range-extending tropical herbivores increase diversity, intensity and extent of herbivory functions in temperate marine ecosystems. Functional Ecology, 34: 2411-2421. [doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.13662] [pdf].

162. Wernberg T, Couraudon-Reale M, Tuya F, Thomsen MS (2020) Disturbance intensity, disturbance extent and ocean climate modulate kelp forest understory communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 651: 57–69. [doi: 10.3354/meps13443] [pdf].

161. Vanderklift MA, Doropoulos CA, Gorman D, Leal IAV, Minne AJP, Statton J, Steven ADL, Wernberg T (2020) Using propagules to restore coastal marine ecosystems.  Frontiers in Marine Science: Marine Conservation and Sustainability, 7: 124 [doi: /10.3389/fmars.2020.00724] [pdf].

160. Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T, Grace SP, Thormar J, Fredriksen S, Narvaez CN, Feehan CJ, Norderhaug KM (2020) Marine heatwaves and the collapse of marginal North Atlantic kelp forests. Scientific Reports, 10: 13388 [doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-70273-x] [pdf].

159. Coleman MA, Minne AJP, Vranken S, Wernberg T (2020) Genetic tropicalisation following a marine heatwave. Scientific Reports, 10: 12726 [doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-69665-w] [pdf].

158. Holbrook NJ, Sen Gupta A, Oliver ECJ, Hobday AJ, Benthuysen JA, Scannell HA, Smale DA, Wernberg T (2020) Keeping pace with marine heatwaves. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, 1, 482–493 [doi: 10.1038/s43017-020-0068-4] [pdf].

157. Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T (2020) Substantial blue carbon in overlooked Australian kelp forests. Scientific Reports, 10: 12341. [doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-69258-7] [pdf].

156. Coleman MA, Wood G, Filbee-Dexter K, Minne AJP, Goold HD, Verges A, Marzinelli EM, Steinberg PD, Wernberg T (2020) Restore or redefine: future trajectories for restoration. Frontiers in Marine Science: Marine Conservation and Sustainability, 7: 237. [doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00237] [pdf]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

155. Gurgel CFD, Camacho O, Minne AJP, Wernberg T & Coleman MA (2020) Marine heatwave drives cryptic loss of genetic diversity in underwater forests. Current Biology, 30 (7):1199-1206.e2. [doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2020.01.051] [pdf]

154. Fredriksen S, Filbee-Dexter K, Norderhaug KM, Steen H, Bodvin T, Coleman MA, Moy F & Wernberg T (2020) Green gravel: a novel restoration tool to combat kelp forests decline. Scientific Reports, 10:3983. [doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-60553-x] [pdf]. *Ranked #35 in Ecology in SciRep in 2020*

153. Layton C, Coleman MA, Marzinelli EM, Steinberg PD, Swearer SE, Vergés A, Wernberg T & Johnson CR (2020) Kelp forest restoration in Australia. Frontiers in Marine Science: Marine Conservation and Sustainability, 7:74. [doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00074] [pdf]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

152. Vilas D, Coll M, Pedersen T, Corrales X, Filbee-Dexter K, Pedersen MF, Norderhaug KM, Fredriksen S, Wernberg T & Ramírez-Llodra E (2020) Kelp-carbon uptake by Arctic deep-sea food webs plays a noticeable role in maintaining ecosystem structural and functional traits. Journal of Marine Systems, 203: 103268. [doi: 10.1016/j.jmarsys.2019.103268] [pdf].

151. Pedersen MF, Filbee-Dexter K, Norderhaug, KM, Fredriksen S, Frisk NL, Fagerli CW, Wernberg T (2020) Detrital carbon production and export in high latitude kelp forests. Oecologia, 192, 227-239. [SOM] [doi: 10.1007/s00442-019-04573-z] [pdf].

150. Filbee-Dexter K, Pedersen MF, Fredriksen S, Norderhaug KM, Rinde E, Kristiansen T, Albretsen J, Wernberg T (2020) Carbon export is facilitated by sea urchins transforming kelp detritus. Oecologia, 192: 213-225. [SOM] [doi: 10.1007/s00442-019-04571-1] [pdf].

149. Zarco-Perello S, Langlois TJ, Holmes T, Vanderklift MA, Wernberg T (2019) Overwintering tropical herbivores accelerate detritus production on temperate reefs. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 286: 20192046. [doi: 10.1098/rspb.2019.2046] [SOM] [data] [pdf].

148. Mamo LT, Benkendorff K, Butcherine P, Coleman MA, Ewere EE, Miranda RJ, Wernberg T, Kelaher BP (2019) Resilience of a harvested gastropod, Turbo militaris, to marine heatwaves. Marine Environmental Research, 151: 104769. [doi: 10.1016/j.marenvres.2019.104769] [pdf].

147. Straub SC, Wernberg T, Thomsen MS, Moore PJ, Burrows MT, Harvey BP, Smale DA (2019) Resistance, extinction, and everything in between – the diverse responses of seaweeds to marine heatwaves.  Frontiers in Marine Science: Global Change and the Future Ocean, 6: 763. [doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00763] [pdf].

146. Oliver EJC, Burrows MT, Do.nat MG, Sen Gupta A, Alexander LV, Perkins-Kirkpatrick SE, Benthuysen J, Hobday AJ, Holbrook NJ, Moore PJ, Thomsen MS, Wernberg T, Smale DA (2019) Projected marine heatwaves in the 21st century and the potential for ecological impact. Frontiers in Marine Science: Global Change and the Future Ocean, 6: 734. [doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00734] [pdf].

145. Duffy EJ, Benedetti-Cecchi L, Trinanes JA, Muller-Karger FE, Ambo-Rappe R, Boström C, Buschmann AH, Byrnes J, Coles RG, Creed J, Cullen-Unsworth L, Diaz-Pulido G, Duarte CM, Edgar GJ, Fortes MD, Goni GJ, Hu C, Huang X, Hurd CL, Konar B, Krause-Jensen D, Krumhansl K, Macreadie PI, Marsh H, McKenzie LJ, Mieszkowska N, MiloslaXXvich P, Montes E, Nakaoka M, Norderhaug KM, Nordlund LM, Orth RJ, Prathep A, Putman NF, Samper-Villarreal J, Serrao EA, Short F, Sousa-PInto I, Steinberg PD, Stuart-Smith R, Unsworth RKF, van Keulen M, van Tussenbroek BI, Wang M, Waycott M, Weatherdon LV, Wernberg T, Yaakub SM (2019) Toward a coordinated global observing system for seagrasses and marine macroalgae Frontiers in Marine Science: Marine Ecosystem Ecology, 6: 317. [doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00317] [pdf]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

144. Alsuwaiyan N, Mohring MB, Cambridge M, Coleman MA, Kendrick GA, Wernberg T (2019) Protocols for the experimental release of kelp (Laminariales) zoospores. Ecology and Evolution, 14: 8387-8398. [doi: 10.1002/ece3.5389] [pdf] [Data].

143. Holbrook NJ, Scannell HA, Sen Gupta A, Benthuysen JA, Feng M, Oliver EJC, Alexander LV, Burrows MT, Donat MG, Hobday AJ, Moore PJ, Perkins SE, Smale DA, Straub SC, Wernberg T (2019) A global assessment of marine heatwaves and their drivers. Nature Communications, 10: 2624. [doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-10206-z] [pdf]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

142. Bennett S, Duarte CM, Marba N, Wernberg T (2019) Integrating within-species variation in thermal physiology into climate change ecology. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 374: 20180550. [] [pdf].

141. Wernberg T, Filbee-Dexter K (2019) Missing the marine forests for the trees. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 612: 209-215. [] [pdf].

Functional Ecology cover anthropocene corals 2019140. Vergés A, McCosker E, Mayer-Pinto M, Coleman M, Wernberg T, Ainsworth T, Steinberg P (2019) Tropicalisation of temperate reefs: implications for ecosystem functions and management actions. Functional Ecology, 33: 1000-1013. [] [pdf].*Top 10% most downloaded paper 2018-19*, *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

139. Fulton C, Abesamis R, Berkström C, Depczynski M, Graham N, Holmes T, Kulbicki M, Noble M, Radford B, Tano S, Tinkler P, Wernberg T, Wilson S (2019) Form and function of tropical macroalgal reefs in the Anthropocene. Functional Ecology, 33: 989-999. [doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.13282] [pdf].

138. Smale DA*, Wernberg T*, Oliver EJC, Thomsen MS, Harvey BP, Straub SC, Burrows MT, Alexander LV, Benthuysen JA, Donat MG, Feng M,  Hobday AJ, Holbrook NJ, Perkins-Kirkpatrick SE, Scannell HA, Gupta AS, Payne B, Moore PJ (2019) Marine heatwaves threaten global biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem services. Nature Climate Change, 9: 306–312. *Shared lead authorship. [doi: 10.1038/s41558-019-0412-1] [pdf] *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

137. Wernberg T*, Coleman MA*, Babcock RC, Bell SY, Bolton JJ, Connell SD, Hurd CL, Johnson CR, Marzinelli EM, Shears NT, Steinberg PD, Thomsen MS, Vanderklift MA, Vergés A, Wright JT (2019) Biology and ecology of the globally significant kelp Ecklonia radiata. Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review, 57: 265–324. *Shared lead authorship. [pdf].

136. Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T, Norderhaug KM, Fredriksen S, Pedersen MF (2019) Arctic kelp forests: diversity, resilience and future. Global and Planetary Change, 172: 1-14. [] [pdf]. *Invited review*, *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

135. van Hees DH, Olsen YS, Mattio L, Ruiz-Montoya L, Wernberg T, Kendrick GA (2019) Cast adrift: physiology and dispersal of benthic Sargassum spinuligerum in surface rafts. Limnology & Oceanography, 64: 526-540. [] [pdf].

134. Wernberg T, Filbee-Dexter K (2018) Grazers extend blue carbon transfer by slowing sinking speeds of kelp detritus.  Scientific Reports, 8:17180. [] [pdf] Supplementary video showing the measurement of sinking rates:

133. Hobday AJ, Oliver ECJ, Gupta AS, Benthuysen JA, Burrows MT, Donat MG, Holbrook NJ, Moore PJ, Thomsen MS, Wernberg T, Smale DA (2018) Categorizing and Naming Marine Heatwaves. Oceanography, 31(2), 162–173. [] [pdf]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

132. Martínez B, Radford B, Thomsen MS, Connell SD, Carreño F, Bradshaw CJA, Fordham DA, Russell BD, Gurgel CFD, Wernberg T (2018) Distribution models predict large contractions in habitat-forming seaweeds in response to ocean warming. Diversity & Distributions, 24: 1350-1366. [doi: 10.1111/ddi.12767] [pdf].*Editor’s Choice*, *Top-20 most downloaded paper 2017-18*, *Top 10% most downloaded paper 2018-19*

131. Ruthrof K, Breshears D, Fontaine J, Froend R, Matusick G, Kala J, Miller B, Mitchell P, Wilson S, van Keulen M, Enright N, Law D, Wernberg T, Hardy G (2018) Subcontinental heat wave triggers terrestrial and marine, multi-taxa responses. Scientific Reports, 8: 13094. [doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-31236-5] [pdf].

130. Harris R, Beaumont L, Vance T, Tozer C, Remenyi T, Perkins-Kirkpatrick S, Mitchell P,  Nicotra A, McGregor S, Andrew N, Letnic M, Kearney M, Wernberg T, Hutley L, Chambers L, Fletcher M-S, Keatley M, Woodward C, Williamson G, Duke N, Bowman D (2018) Biological responses to the ‘press’ and ‘pulse’ of climate trends and extreme events. Nature Climate Change, 8: 579-587. [doi: 10.1038/s41558-018-0187-9] [pdf]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*.

129. Coleman MA, Wernberg T (2018) Genetic and morphological diversity in sympatric kelps with contrasting reproductive strategies. Aquatic Biology, 27: 65–73. [] [pdf].

128. de Bettignies T, Wernberg T, Gurgel CFD (2018) Exploring the Influence of Temperature on the Reproductive Phenology Aspects of Temperate Seaweeds. Frontiers in Marine Science: Global Change and the Future Ocean, 5: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00218. [pdf].

127. Pan Y, Wernberg T, de Bettignies T, Holmer M, Li K, Wu J, Lin F, Yu Y, Xu J, Zhou C, Huang Z, Xiao X (2018) Screening of seaweeds in the East China Sea as potential bio-monitors of heavy metals. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25: 16640–16651. [] [pdf].

126. Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T, Ramirez-Llodra E, Norderhaug KM, Pedersen MF (2018) Movement of pulsed resource subsidies from kelp forests to deep fjords. Oecologia, 187: 291-304. [] [pdf].

125. Kotta J, Wernberg T, Jänes H, Kotta I, Nurkse K, Pärnoja M, Orav-Kotta H (2018) Novel crab predator causes marine ecosystem regime shift. Scientific Reports, 8: 4956. [doi:10.1038/s41598-018-23282-w] [pdf]. *Top 61 in Ecology in 2018.

124. Oliver ECJ, Donat MG, Burrows MT, Moore PJ, Smale DA, Alexander LV, Benthuysen JA, Feng M, Gupta AS, Hobday AJ, Holbrook NJ, Perkins-Kirkpatrick SE, Scannell HA, Straub SCWernberg T (2018) Longer and more frequent marine heatwaves over the past century. Nature Communications, 9: 1234. [doi:10.1038/s41467-018-03732-9] [pdf, pdf SOM]. *3rd most read Earth & Planetary Sciences paper in 2018* [link], *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*.

123. Tuckett CA, Wernberg T (2018) High latitude corals tolerate severe cold spell. Frontiers in Marine Science: Coral Reef Research, 5: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00014. [pdf].

122. Wernberg T, Coleman MA, Bennett S, Thomsen MS, Tuya F, Kelaher BP (2018) Genetic diversity and kelp forest vulnerability to climatic stress. Scientific Reports, 8: 1851. [doi:10.1038/s41598-018-20009-9] [pdf, pdf SOM]. *Top 52 in Ecology in 2018.

121. Thomsen MS, Altieri A, Angelini C, Bishop M, Gribben P, Lear G, He Q, Schiel D, Silliman B, South P, Watson D, Wernberg T, Zotz G (2018) Secondary Foundation Species Enhance Biodiversity. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 2: 634–639. [doi:10.1038/s41559-018-0487-5] [pdf].

120. Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T (2018) Rise of turfs: a new battle front of globally declining kelp forests. BioScience, 168(2): 64-76. [doi: 10.1093/biosci/bix147] [pdf]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*.

119. Bonebrake TC, Brown CJ, Bell JD, Blanchard JL, Chauvenet A, Champion C, Chen I-C, Clark TD, Colwell RK, Danielsen F, Dell AI, Donelson JM, Evengård B, Ferrier S, Frusher S, Garcia RA, Griffis RB, Hobday AJ, Jarzyna MA, Lee E, Lenoir J, Linnetved H, Martin VY, McCormack PC, McDonald J, McDonald-Madden E, Mitchell N, Mustonen T, Pandolfi JM, Pettorelli N, Possingham H, Pulsifer P, Reynolds M, Scheffers BR, Sorte CJB, Strugnell JM, Tuanmu M-N, Twiname S, Vergés A, Villanueva C, Wapstra E, Wernberg T, Pecl GT (2018) Managing consequences of climate-driven species redistribution requires integration of ecology, conservation and social science. Biological Reviews, 93(1): 284-305. [doi: 10.1111/brv.12344] [pdf] [citations]. *Top-20 most downloaded paper 2017-18*, *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*.

118. Franco JN, Wernberg T, Bertocci I, Jacinto D, Maranhão P, Pereira T, Martinez B, Arenas F, Sousa-Pinto I, Tuya F (2017) Modulation of different kelp life stages by herbivory: compensatory growth versus population decimation. Marine Biology, 164: 164. [doi: 10.1007/s00227-017-3196-8] [pdf] [citations].

117. Bennett S, Wernberg T, de Bettignies T (2017) Bubble curtains: herbivore exclusion devices for ecology and restoration of marine ecosystems? Frontiers in Marine Science: Marine Ecosystem Ecology, 4: 302. [doi: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00302] [pdf].

116. Coleman MA, Wernberg T (2017) Forgotten underwater forests: the key role of fucoids on Australian temperate reefs. Ecology and Evolution, 7: 8406-8418. [doi: 10.1002/ece3.3279] [pdf].

115. Tuckett CA, de Bettignies T, Fromont J, Wernberg T (2017) Expansion of corals on temperate reefs: direct and indirect effects of marine heatwaves. Coral Reefs, 36: 947–956. [doi: 10.1007/s00338-017-1586-5] [pdf] [citations].

114. Simpson TJS, Smale DA, McDonald JI, Wernberg T (2017) Large scale variability in the structure of sessile invertebrate assemblages in artificial habitats reveals the importance of local-scale processes. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology & Ecology, 494, 10-19. [doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2017.05.003] [pdf] [citations].

113. Zarco-Perello S, Wernberg T, Langlois T, Vanderklift MA (2017) Tropicalization strengthens consumer pressure on habitat-forming seaweeds. Scientific Reports, 7: 820. [doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-00991-2] [pdf] [citations].

112. van Hees DH, Olsen YS, Wernberg T, Van Alstyne K, Kendrick GA (2017) Phenolic concentrations of brown seaweeds and relationships to nearshore environmental gradients in Western Australia. Marine Biology, 164: 74. [doi: 10.1007/s00227-017-3115-z] [pdf] [citations].

111. Smale DA, Wernberg T, Vanderklift MA (2017) Regional-scale variability in the response of benthic macroinvertebrate assemblages to a marine heatwave. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 568: 17-30. [doi: 10.3354/meps12080] [pdf, SOM] [citations].

SOTM16fig110. Pecl GT, Araújo MB, Bell JD, Blanchard J, Bonebrake TC, Chen IC, Clark TD,  Colwell RK, Danielsen F, Evengård B, Falconi L, Ferrier S, Frusher S, Garcia RA, Griffis RB, Hobday AJ, Janion-Scheepers C, Jarzyna MA, Jennings S, Lenoir J, Linnetved HI, Martin VY,  McCormack PC, McDonald J, Mitchell NJ, Mustonen T, Pandolfi JM, Pettorelli N, Popova E, Robinson SA, Scheffers BR, Shaw JD, Sorte CJB, Strugnell JM, Sunday JM, Tuanmu M-N, Vergés A, Villanueva C, Wernberg T, Wapstra E, Williams SE (2017) Biodiversity redistribution under climate change: impacts on ecosystems and human well-being. Science, 355(6332): [doi: 10.1126/science.aai9214] [pdf, pdf SOM] [citations] [video abstract]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

109. Schlegel RW, Oliver ECJ, Wernberg T, Smit AJ (2017) Nearshore and offshore co-occurrence of marine heatwaves and cold-spells. Progress in Oceanography, 151: 189-205. [doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2017.01.004] [pdf] [citations].

108. Krumhansl KA, Okamoto DK, Rassweiler A, Novak M, Bolton JJ, Cavanaugh KC, Connell SD, Johnson CR, Konar B, Ling SD, Micheli F, Norderhaug K, Pérez-Matus A, Sousa-Pinto I, Reed D, Salomon AK, Shears NT, Wernberg T, Anderson RJ, Barrett N, Buschmann AH, Carr MH, Caselle JE, Derrien-Courtel S, Edgar GJ, Edwards MS, Estes J, Goodwin C, Kenner MC, Kushner DJ, Moy FE, Nunn J, Steneck RS, Vásquez JA, Watson J, Witman J, Byrnes JEK (2016) Global patterns of kelp forest change over the past half-century. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 113(48): 13785-13790. [doi: 10.1073/pnas.1606102113] [pdf, pdf SOM] [citations]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*.

107. Wernberg T, de Bettignies T, Bijo AJ, Finnegan P (2016) Physiological responses of habitat-forming seaweeds to increasing temperatures. Limnology and Oceanography, 61(6): 2180-2190. [doi: 10.1002/lno.10362] [pdf] [citations].

106. Hyndes GA, Heck Jr KL, Harvey ES, Kendrick GA, Lavery PS, McMahon K, Orth R, Pearce A, Vanderklift MA, Vergés A, Wernberg T, Whiting S, Wilson S (2016) Accelerating tropicalization and the transformation of temperate seagrass meadows. BioScience, 66(11): 938- 948. [doi: 10.1093/biosci/biw111] [pdf] [citations].

105. Wernberg T, Bennett S, Babcock RC, de Bettignies T, Cure K, Access the recommendation on F1000PrimeDepczynski M, Dufois F, Fromont J, Fulton CJ, Hovey RK, Harvey ES, HolmesKelp-Loss-RGB-EN TH, Kendrick GA, Radford B, Santana-Garcon J, Saunders BJ, Smale DA, Thomsen MS, Tuckett CA, Tuya F, Vanderklift MA, Wilson SK (2016) Climate driven regime shift of a temperate marine ecosystem. Science, 353(6295): 169-172. [doi: 10.1126/science.aad8745] [pdf, pdf SOM]  [video] [infographic] [citations]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

104. Boo GH, Le Gall L, Miller KA, Freshwater DW, Wernberg T, Terada R, Yoon KJ, Boo SM (2016) A novel phylogeny of the Gelidiales (Rhodophyta) based on five genes including the nuclear CesA, with descriptions of Orthogonacladia gen. nov. and Orthogonacladiaceae fam. nov. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 101: 359-372. [doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.05.018] [pdf] [citations].

103. Simpson TJ, Wernberg T, McDonald J (2016) Distribution and localised effects of the invasive ascidian Didemnum perlucidum (Monniot 1983) in an urban estuary. PLoS One, 11(5) e0154201. [doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154201] [pdf] [citations].

102. Thomsen MS, Wernberg T, South PM, Schiel DR (2016) To include or not to include (the invader in community analysis), that is the question. Biological Invasions, 18(6): 1515-1521. [doi: 10.1007/s10530-016-1102-9] [pdf] [citations].

101. Hobday A, Alexander LV, Perkins, SE, Smale DA, Straub SC, Oliver E, Benthuysen J, Burrows MT, Donat MG, Feng M, Holbrook NJ, Moore PJ, Scannell HA, Sen Gupta A, Wernberg T (2016) A hierarchical approach to defining marine heatwaves. Progress in Oceanography, 141: 227-238. [doi: 10.1016/j.pocean.2015.12.014] [pdf] [citations]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

100. Bennett S, Wernberg T, Connell SD, Hobday AJ, Johnson CR, Poloczanska ES (2016) The ‘Great Southern Reef’: social, ecological and economic value of Australia’s neglected kelp forests. Marine and Freshwater Research, 67(1): 47-56. [doi:10.1071/MF15232] [pdf, pdf SOM] [citations] [video]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

99. Pinho, D., Bertocci, I., Arenas, F., Franco, J., Jacinto, D., Castro, J., Vieira, R., Sousa Pinto, I., Wernberg, T. & Tuya, F. (2016) Spatial and temporal variation of kelp forests and associated macroalgal assemblages along the Portuguese coast. Marine and Freshwater Research, 67(1): 113-122. [doi: 10.1071/MF14318] [pdf, pdf SOM] [citations].

98. Bennett S, Wernberg T, Bijo AJ, de Bettignies T, Campbell AH (2015) Central and rear edge populations can be equally vulnerable to warming. Nature Communications, 6:10280. [doi: 10.1038/ncomms10280] [pdf] [pdf SOM] [citations].

97. Smale DA, Wernberg T, Vance, T (2015) The rise of Laminaria ochroleuca in the western English Channel (UK) and preliminary comparisons with its competitor and assemblage dominant Laminaria hyperborea. Marine Ecology, 36(4): 1033-1044. [doi: 10.1111/maec.12199] [pdf] [citations].

96. Xiao X, de Bettignies T, Olsen Y, Agusti S, Duarte C, Wernberg T (2015) Sensitivity and acclimation of three canopy-forming seaweeds to UVB radiation and warming. PLoS One, 10(12): e0143031. [doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143031] [pdfpdf SOM] [citations].

95. Thyrring J, Thomsen MS, Brunbjerg AK, Wernberg T (2015) Diversity and abundance of epibiota on invasive and native estuarine gastropods depend on substratum and salinity. Marine and Freshwater Research, 66(12): 1191-1200. [doi: 10.1071/MF14311] [pdf, pdf SOM] [citations].

94. Marzinelli EM, Campbell AH, Zozaya Valdes E, Vergés A, Nielsen S, Wernberg T, de Bettignies T, Bennett S, Caporaso JG, Thomas T, Steinberg PD (2015). Continental-scale variation in seaweed host-associated bacterial communities is a function of host condition, not geography. Environmental Microbiology, 17: 4078–4088. [doi: 10.1111/1462-2920.12972] [pdf, pdf SOM] [citations].

Franco et al 2015 MEPS herbivory93. Franco JN, Wernberg T, Bertocci I, Duarte P, Jacinto D, Vasco-Rodrigues N, Tuya F (2015) Herbivory drive kelp recruits into ‘hiding’ in a warm ocean climate. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 536: 1-9. [doi: 10.3354/meps11445] [pdf] [citations]. *Feature Article*

92. Sunday J, Pecl G, Frusher S, Hobday A, Hill N, Holbrook N, Edgar G, Stuart-Smith R, Barrett N, Wernberg T, Watson R, Smale D, Fulton E, Slawinski D, Feng M, Radford B, Bates A (2015) Species traits and climate velocity explain geographic range shifts in an ocean warming hotspot. Ecology Letters, 18: 944-953. [doi: 10.1111/ele.12474] [pdf, pdf SOM] [citations]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

91. Bennett S, Wernberg T, Harvey ES, Santana-Garcon J, Saunders B (2015) Tropical herbivores provide resilience to a climate mediated phase-shift on temperate reefs. Ecology Letters, 18: 714-723. [doi: 10.1111/ele.12450] [pdf, pdf SOM] [citations].

90. Bennett S, Wernberg T, de Bettignies T, Kendrick GA, Anderson RJ, Bolton JJ, Rodgers K, Shears N, Leclerc J-C, Lévêque L, Davoult D, Christie HC (2015) Canopy interactions and physical stress gradients in subtidal communities. Ecology Letters, 18: 636–645. [doi: 10.1111/ele.12446] [pdf, pdf SOM] [citations].

2015-Journal_of_Phycology89. Rothman MD, Mattio L, Wernberg T, Anderson RJ, Uwai S, Mohring MB, Bolton JJ (2015) A molecular investigation of the genus Ecklonia (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales) with special focus on the Southern Hemisphere. Journal of Phycology, 51(2): 236–246. [doi: 10.1111/jpy.12264] [pdf] [citations].

88. de Bettignies T, Wernberg T, Lavery PS, Vanderklift MA, Gunson JR,  Symonds G, Collier N (2015) Phenological decoupling of mortality from wave forcing in kelp beds. Ecology, 96(3): 850-861. [doi: 10.1890/13-2365.1] [pdf, pdf SOM] [citations].

 87. Thomsen MS, Wernberg T (2015) The devil in the detail: harmful seaweeds are not harmful to everyone. Global Change Biology, 21: 1381-1382. [doi: 10.1111/gcb.12772]  [pdfpdf SOM] [citations].

86. Bates AE, Bird TJ, Stuart-Smith RJ, Wernberg T,  Sunday JM, Barrett N, Edgar G,  Frusher S, Hobday AJ,  Pecl GT,  Smale DA, McCarthy M (2015) Distinguishing geographic range shifts from artefacts of detectability and sampling effort. Diversity and Distributions, 21(1): 13-22. [doi: 10.1111/ddi.12263] [pdf, SOM] [citations].

85. Bennett S, Wernberg T (2014) Canopy facilitates seaweed recruitment on subtidal temperate reefs. Journal of Ecology, 102 (6): 1462-1470.  [doi: 10.1111/1365-2745.12302] [pdfpdf SOM] [citations].

84. Mohring MBWernberg T, Wright JT, Connell SD, Russell, BD (2014) Biogeographic variation in temperature drives performance of kelp gametophytes during warming. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 513: 85-96. [doi: 10.3354/meps10916] [pdf] [citations].

Access the recommendation on F1000Prime83. Vergés A, Steinberg P, Hay M, Campbell A, Ballesteros E, Heck K, Booth D, Coleman M, Feary D, Figueira W, LanJglois T, Marzinelli E, MizJJerek T, Mumby P, Nakamura Y, Roughan M, van Sebille E, Sen Gupta A, Smale D, Tomas F, Wernberg T, Wilson S (2014) The tropicalisation of temperate marine ecosystems: climate-mediated changes in herbivory and community phase shifts. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 281: 20140846. [doi:10.1098/rspb.2014.0846] [pdfpdf SOM] [citations]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

82. Smale DA, Wernberg T (2014) Population structure of the purple sea urchin Heliocidaris erythrogramma along a latitudinal gradient in southwest Australia, Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 94(5): 1033-1040. [doi:10.1017/S0025315413001604] [pdf] [citations].

81. Thomsen MS, Wernberg T, Olden JD, Byers JE, Bruno JF, Silliman BR, Schiel DR (2014). Forty years of experiments on aquatic invasive species: are study biases limiting our understanding of impacts? Neobiota, 22: 1-22. [doi: 10.3897/neobiota.22.6224] [pdf] [citations].

80. Bates AE, Pecl GT, Frusher S, Hobday AJ, Wernberg T, Smale DA, Sunday JM, Hill N, Dulvy NK, Colwell RK, Holbrook NJ, Fulton EA, Slawinski D, Feng M, Edgar GJ,  Radford BT, Thompson PA, Watson RA (2014). Defining and observing stages of climate-mediated range shifts in marine systems. Global Environmental Change, 26: 27-38. [doi: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.03.009] [pdf] [citations]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

79. Wernberg T, Russell BD, Bradshaw CJA, Gurgel CFD, Thomsen MS, Poloczanska ES, Connell SD (2014) Misconceptions about analyses of Australian seaweed collections. Phycologia, 53(3): 215-220. [doi: 10.2216/13-197.1] [pdf] [citations].

78. Thomsen MS, Wernberg T (2014) On the generality of cascading habitat formation.  Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1777):20131994. [doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1994] [pdfpdf SOM] [citations].

77. Andrews S, Bennett S, Wernberg T (2014) Reproductive seasonality and early life temperature sensitivity reflect vulnerability of a range-contracting seaweed. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 495: 419-429. [doi: 10.3354/meps10567] [pdf] [citations].

76. Thomsen MS, Byers JE, Schiel DR, Bruno JF, Olden JD, Wernberg T, Silliman BR (2014) Impacts of marine invaders on biodiversity depend on trophic position and functional similarity. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 495: 39–47, [doi: 10.3354/meps10566] [pdf] [citations].

75. Gurgel CFD, Wernberg T, Thomsen MS, Russell BD, Adam P, Waters MJ, Connell SD (2014) Shared patterns of species turnover between seaweeds and seed plants break down at increasing distances from the sea, Ecology and Evolution, 4(1): 27-34. [doi: 10.1002/ece3.893] [pdf] [citations].

74. Fulton CJ, Depczynski M, Holmes TH, Noble MM, Radford B, Wernberg T, Wilson SK (2014) Sea temperature shapes seasonal fluctuations in seaweed biomass within the Ningaloo coral reef ecosystem. Limnology & Oceanography, 59(1): 156–166. [doi:10.4319/lo.2014.59.01.0156] [pdf] [citations].

73. Thyrring, J., Thomsen. M.S., Wernberg, T. (2013) Large scale facilitation of a sessile community by an invasive habitat-forming snail. Helgoland Marine Research, 67(4): 789-794, doi: 10.1007/s10152-013-0363-2 [pdfpdf SOM].

72. Wernberg, T., Thomsen, M.S., Connell, S.D., Russell, B.D., Waters, J.M., Zuccarello, G.C., Kraft, G.T., Sanderson, C., West, J.A., Gurgel, C.F.D. (2013) The footprint of continental-scale ocean currents on the biogeography of seaweeds, PLoS One, 8: e80168, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080168 [pdfpdf SOM].

71. Wernberg, T., Thomsen, M.S. Kotta, J. (2013) Complex plant-herbivore-predator interactions in a brackish water seaweed habitat. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 449(1), 51-56, doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2013.08.014 [pdf].

70. de Bettignies T., Wernberg T., Lavery P., Vanderklift M.A. & Mohring M. (2013) Contrasting mechanisms of dislodgement and erosion contribute to production of kelp detritus. Limnology and Oceanography, 58(5): 1680–1688 [pdf].

69. Mohring, M.B., Kendrick, G.A., Wernberg, T., Rule, M.J., Vanderklift, M.A. (2013) Environmental influences on kelp performance across the reproductive period: an ecological trade-off between gametophyte survival and growth? PLoS One, 8:e65310 [pdf].

68. Smale D.A. & Wernberg T. (2013) Extreme climatic event drives range contraction of a habitat-forming species. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 280: 20122829,  doi:10.1098/rspb.2012.2829 [pdf]. *Most cited 2013 paper*,  *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

67. de Bettignies T., Wernberg T. & Lavery P. (2013) Size, not morphology, determines hydrodynamic performance of a kelp during peak flow. Marine Biology, 160:843–851, doi: 10.1007/s00227-012-2138-866 [pdf].

66. Mohring, M.B.Wernberg, T., Kendrick, G.A. & Rule, M. (2013) Reproductive synchrony in a habitat-forming kelp and its relationship with environmental conditions, Marine Biology, 160: 119-126 [pdf].

65. Wernberg T#, Smale DA#, Tuya F, Thomsen MS, Langlois TJ, de Bettignies T, Bennett S. & Rousseaux CS (2013) An extreme climatic event alters marine ecosystem structure in a global biodiversity hotspot, Nature Climate Change, 3: 78-82 [pdfpdf SOM]. #Shared lead authorship. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

64. de Bettignies T., Thomsen M.S., Wernberg T. (2012) Wounded kelps: patterns and susceptibility to breakage. Aquatic Biology, 17: 223-233 [pdf].

63. Tuya, F., Cacabelos, E., Duarte, P., Jacinto, D., Castro, J.J., Silva, T., Bertocci, I., Franco, J.N., Arenas, F., Coca, J. & Wernberg, T. (2012) Patterns of landscape and assemblage structure along a latitudinal gradient in ocean climate, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 466: 9-19 [pdf].

62. Wernberg, T., Smale, D.A., Thomsen, M.S. (2012) A decade of climate change experiments on marine organisms: procedures, patterns and problems, Global Change Biology, 18: 1491–1498 [pdfpdf SOM]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

61. Smale, D.A., Wernberg, T. (2012) Short-term in situ warming influences early development of sessile assemblages. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 453:129-136, doi:10.3354/meps09680 [pdf].

60. Smale, D.A., Wernberg, T. (2012) Ecological observations associated with an anomalous warming event at the Houtman Abrolhos Islands, Western Australia. Coral Reefs, 31:441 [pdf].

59. Höffle, H., Wernberg, T., Thomsen, M.S., Holmer, M. (2012) Drift algae, an invasive snail and elevated temperature reduces the ecological performance of a warm-temperate seagrass through additive effects, Marine Ecology Progress Series, 450: 67–80 [pdf].

58. Thomsen, M.S., de Bettignies, T.Wernberg, T., Holmer, M. Debeuf, B. (2012) Harmful algae are not harmful to everyone. Harmful Algae, 16: 74-80 [pdf].

57. Russell, B.D., Harley, C.D.G., Wernberg, T., Mieszkowska, N., Widdicombe, S., Hall-Spencer, J.M., Connell, S.D. (2012) Predicting ecosystem shifts requires new approaches that integrate the effects of climate change across entire systems. Biology Letters, 8: 164-166 [pdf].

56. Thomsen, M.S., Wernberg, T., Engelen, A.H., Tuya, F., Vanderklift, M.A., Holmer, M., McGlathery, K.J., Arenas, F., Kotta, J., Silliman, B.R. (2012) A meta-analysis of seaweed impacts on seagrasses: generalities and knowledge gaps, PLoS One, 7: e28595 [pdf].

55. Wernberg, T., Russell, B.D., Thomsen, M.S., Gurgel, C.F.D., Bradshaw, C.J.A., Poloczanska, E.S., Connell, S.D. (2011) Seaweed communities in retreat from ocean warming. Current Biology, 21: 1828-1832 [pdf, pdf SI].

54. Tuya, F., Vanderklift, M., Wernberg, T., Thomsen, M.S. (2011) Gradients in abundance explain patterns in the numbers of species at reef-seagrass ecotones, PLoS One, 6(5): e20190 [pdf].

53. Tuya, F., Wernberg, T. & Thomsen, M.S. (2011) The relative influence of local to regional drivers of variation in reef fishes. Journal of Fish Biology, 79: 217-234 [pdf].

52. Thomsen, M.S., Olden, J.D., Wernberg, T., Griffin, J.N. & Silliman, B.R.. (2011) A broad framework to organize and compare invasion impacts. Environmental Research, 111: 899-908 [pdf].

51. Smale, D.A, Wernberg, T. & Vance T. (2011) Community development on subtidal reefs in a biodiversity hotspot: the influences of wave energy and the stochastic recruitment of an ecosystem engineer, Marine Biology, 158: 1757-1766 [pdf].

50. Thomsen, M.S., Wernberg, T., Olden, J.D., Griffin, J.N., & Silliman, B.R. (2011) A framework to study the context-dependent impacts of marine invasions. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 400: 322-327. [doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2011.02.033] [pdf] [citations].

49. Wernberg, T., Thomsen, M.S., Tuya, F. & Kendrick, G.A. (2011) Biogenic habitat structure of seaweeds change along a latitudinal gradient in ocean temperature. Journal of Experimenal Marine Biology and Ecology, 400: 264-271 [pdf].

48. Wernberg T., Russell B.D., Moore P.J., Ling S.D., Smale D.A., Campbell A., Coleman M.A., Steinberg P.D., Kendrick G.A., Connell S.D. (2011) Impacts of climate change in a global hotspot for temperate marine biodiversity and ocean warming. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 400: 7-16 [pdf]. *ESI Highly-Cited paper (top 1%)*

Access the recommendation on F1000Prime47. Smale, D.A., Wernberg, T., Loyd, P.S., Barnes, D.K.A. (2011) Turning on the heat: ecological responses to simulated warming. PLoS One, 6: e16050 [pdf].

46. Smale, D.A., Kendrick, G.A. & Wernberg, T. (2011) Subtidal macroalgal richness, diversity and turnover, at multiple spatial scales, along the southwestern Australian coastline. Estuarine Coastal and Shelf Science, 91: 224-231. [doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2010.10.022] [pdf] [citations].

45. Wernberg, T., Tuya, F., Thomsen, M.S., Kendrick, G.A. (2010) Turban snails as habitat for foliose algae: contrasting geographical patterns in species richness, Marine and Freshwater Research, 61: 1237–1242. [doi: 10.1071/MF09184] [pdf] [citations].

44. Waters, J., Wernberg, T., Connell, S.D., Thomsen, M.S., Zuccarello, G.C., Kraft, G.T., Sanderson, J.C., West, J.A. & Gurgel, C.F.D. (2010). Australia’s marine bioregions revisited: back to the future? Austral Ecology, 35, 988–992. [doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9993.2010.02114.x] [pdf] [citations].

43. Thomsen, M.S., Wernberg, T., Altieri, A., Tuya, F., Gulbransen, D., McGlathery, K., Holmer, M. & Silliman, B.R. (2010) Habitat cascades: the conceptual context and global relevance of facilitation. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 87: 501-509. [doi: 10.1093/icb/icq042] [pdf] [citations].

42. Thomsen, M.S., Wernberg, T., Tuya, F. & Silliman, B.S. (2010) Ecological performance and possible origin of a ubiquitous but under-studied gastropod. Estuarine Coastal Shelf Science, 87: 501-509. [doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2010.02.014] [pdfpdf SOM] [citations].

41. Wernberg, T., Thomsen, M.S., Tuya, F., Kendrick, G.A., Staehr, P.A. & Toohey, B.D. (2010) Decreasing resilience of kelp beds along a latitudinal temperature gradient: potential implications for a warmer future. Ecology Letters, 13: 685-694. [doi:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2010.01466.x] [pdfpdf SI] [citations].

40. Tuya, F., Vanderklift, M.A., Hyndes, G.A, Wernberg, T., Thomsen, M.S. & Hanson, C. (2010) Proximity to reefs alters the balance between positive and negative effects on seagrass fauna. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 405: 175-186. [doi:10.3354/meps08516] [pdf] [citations].

39. Vanderklift M.A. & Wernberg, T. (2010) Stable isotopes reveal a consistent consumer-diet relationship across hundreds of kilometers. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 403: 53-61. [doi:10.3354/meps08484] [pdf] [citations].

38. Smale, D.A, Kendrick, G.A., Wernberg, T. (2010) Assemblage turnover and taxonomic sufficiency of subtidal macroalgae at multiple spatial scales. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 384: 76-86. [doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2009.11.013] [pdf] [citations].

37. Wernberg, T. & Vanderklift, M.A. (2010) Contribution of temporal and spatial components to morphological variation in a kelp (Ecklonia, Laminariales). Journal of Phycology, 46: 153-161. [doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2009.00772.x] [pdf] [citations].

36. Tuya, F., Wernberg, T. & Thomsen, M.S. (2009) Habitat structure affect abundances of labrid fishes across temperate reefs in south-western Australia. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 86: 311-319. [doi: 0.1007/s10641-009-9520-5] [pdf] [citations].

35. Thomsen, M.S., Wernberg, T., Tuya, F. & Silliman, B. (2009) Evidence for impacts of non-indigenous macroalgae: a meta-analysis of experimental field studies. Journal of Phycology, 45(3): 812-819. [doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2009.00709.x] [pdf] [citations].

34. Smale, D.A. & Wernberg, T. (2009) Satellite-derived SST data as a proxy for water temperature in nearshore benthic ecology. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 387: 27-37. [doi:10.3354/meps08132] [pdf] [citations].

33. Thomsen, M.S., Wernberg, T., Silliman, B. R., Josefson, A. B. (2009) Broad-scale patterns of abundance of non-indigenous soft-bottom invertebrates in Denmark. Helgoland Marine Research, 63(2): 159-167. [10.1007/s10152-008-0142-7] [pdf] [citations].

32. Tuya, F., Wernberg, T. & Thomsen, M.S. (2009) Colonization of gastropods on subtidal reefs depends on density in adjacent habitats not on disturbance regime, Journal of Molluscan Studies, 75: 27-33. [doi: 10.1093/mollus/eyn032] [pdf] [citations].

31. Staehr, P. A. & Wernberg, T. (2009) Physiological responses of Ecklonia radiata (Laminariales) to a latitudinal gradient in ocean temperature. Journal of Phycology, 45(1): 91-99. [doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8817.2008.00635.x] [pdf] [citations].

30. Wernberg, T. (2009) Spatial variation in population structure of Ecklonia radiata (Laminariales) sporophytes. Aquatic Botany, 90: 93-95. [doi: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2008.05.009] [pdf] [citations].

29. Tuya, F., Wernberg, T. & Thomsen, M.S. (2008) Testing the ‘abundant centre’ hypothesis on endemic reef fishes in south-western Australia. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 372: 225-230. [doi: 10.3354/meps07718] [pdf] [citations].

28. Vanderklift, M. A. & Wernberg, T. (2008) Detached kelps from distant sources are a food subsidy for sea urchins. Oecologia, 157: 327-335. [doi: 10.1007/s00442-008-1061-7][pdf] [citations].

27. Wernberg, T. & Connell, S. D. (2008) Physical disturbance and subtidal habitat structure on open rocky coasts: effects of wave exposure, extent and intensity. Journal of Sea Research, 59: 237-248. [doi:10.1016/j.seares.2008.02.005] [pdf] [citations].

26. Wernberg, T., White, M. & Vanderklift, M.A. (2008) Population structure of turbinid gastropods on wave-exposed subtidal reefs: effects of density, body size and algae on grazing behaviour. Marine Ecology Progress Series 362: 169–179 [doi: 10.3354/meps07416] [pdf] [citations].

25. Tuya, F., Wernberg, T. & Thomsen, M.S. (2008) The spatial arrangement of reefs alters the ecological patterns of fauna between interspersed habitats, Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 78: 774-782. [doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2008.02.017] [pdf] [citations].

24. Thomsen, M. S., Wernberg, T., Stæhr, P. A., Silliman, B. R., Josefson, A. B., Krause-Jensen, D., Risgaard-Petersen, N. (2008) Annual changes in abundance of non-indigenous marine benthos on a very large spatial scale. Aquatic Invasions, 3(2): 133-140. [doi: 10.3391/ai.2008.3.2.3] [pdf] [citations].

23. Wernberg, T. & Goldberg, N. (2008) Species richness and short-term temporal dynamics of foliose algae in a subtidal kelp bed in relation to changes in environmental conditions and canopy biomass. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 76(2): 265-272. [doi: 10.1016/j.ecss.2007.07.008] [pdf] [citations].

22. Vanderklift, M. A., How, J., Wernberg, T., MacArthur, L., Heck Jr, K. L. & Valentine, J. F. (2007) Proximity to reef influences the density of small predatory fishes while type of seagrass influences intensity of predation on crabs. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 340: 235-243. [doi:10.3354/meps340235] [pdf] [citations].

21. Thomsen, M.S., Wernberg, T., Staehr, P.A., Krause-Jensen, D., Risgaard-Petersen, N., Siliman, B. R. (2007) Alien macroalgae in Denmark – a broad-scale perspective. Marine Biology Research 3: 61-72. [doi: 10.1080/17451000701213413] [pdf] [citations].

20. Wernberg, T., Vanderklift, M.A., How, J. & Lavery, P.S. (2006) Export of detached algae from reefs to adjacent seagrass beds. Oecologia, 147: 692-701. [doi: 10.1007/s00442-005-0318-7] [pdf] [citations].

19. Wernberg, T. (2006) Scale of impact determines early post-disturbance assemblage structure in subtidal Fucus beds in the Baltic Sea (Bornholm, Denmark). European Journal of Phycology, 41: 105-113. [doi: 10.1080/09670260500505524] [pdf] [citations].

18. Thomsen, M., Wernberg, T., Stæhr, P. & Pedersen, M. (2006). Spatio-temporal distribution patterns of the invasive macroalga Sargassum muticum within a Danish Sargassum-bed. Helgoland Marine Research, 60: 50-58. [doi: 10.1007/s10152-005-0016-1] [pdf] [citations].

17. Fowler-Walker, M., Wernberg, T. & Connell, S. D. (2006) Differences in kelp morphology between wave sheltered and exposed localities: morphologically plastic or fixed traits? Marine Biology, 148: 755-767. [doi: 10.1007/s00227-005-0125-z] [pdf] [citations].

16. Wernberg, T. (2005) Holdfast aggregation in relation to morphology, age, attachment and drag for the kelp Ecklonia radiataAquatic Botany 82: 168-180. [doi: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2005.04.003] [pdf] [citations].

15. Thomsen, M. S. & Wernberg, T. (2005) Mini review: what affects the forces required to break or dislodge macroalgae? European Journal of Phycology 40: 139-148. [doi: 10.1080/09670260500123591] [pdf] [citations]. *Most downloaded paper 2005*

14. Wernberg, T. & Thomsen, M. S. (2005) The effect of wave exposure on the morphology of Ecklonia radiata. Aquatic Botany 83: 61-70. [doi: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2005.05.007] [pdf] [citations].

13. Pedersen, M., Stæhr, P., Wernberg, T. & Thomsen, M. (2005) Biomass dynamics of invasive Sargassum muticum and indigenous Halidrys siliquosa, in Limfjorden, Denmark – implications for invasion effects on ecosystem functioning. Aquatic Botany 83: 31-47. [doi: 10.1016/j.aquabot.2005.05.004] [pdf] [citations].

12. Wernberg, T., Kendrick, G. A. & Toohey, B. D. (2005) Modification of the physical environment by an Ecklonia radiata (Laminariales) canopy and its implications to associated foliose algae. Aquatic Ecology, 39: 419-430. [doi: 10.1007/s10452-005-9009-z] [pdf] [citations].

11. Thomsen, M., Krause-Jensen, D., Wernberg, T., Stæhr, P. & Risgaard-Petersen, N. (2005) Alien seaweeds in Denmark: Where? When? How many? (in Danish). Urt 29: 110-115. [pdf] [citations].

10. Toohey, B. D., Kendrick, G. A., Wernberg, T., Phillips, J.; Malkin, S. & Prince, J. (2004) The effects of light and thallus scour from Ecklonia radiata canopy on an associated foliose algal assemblage: the importance of photoacclimation. Marine Biology 144:1019-1027. [doi: 10.1007/s00227-003-1267-5] [pdf] [citations].

9. Thomsen, M. S., Wernberg, T. & Kendrick, G. A. (2004) The effect of thallus size, life stage, aggregation, wave exposure and substrate conditions on the forces required to break or dislodge the small kelp Ecklonia radiataBotanica Marina 47: 454-460. [doi: 10.1515/BOT.2004.068] [pdf] [citations].

8. Wernberg, T., Thomsen, M. S., Stæhr, P. & Pedersen, M. F. (2004) Epibiota communities on the introduced and indigenous macroalgal relatives Sargassum muticum and Halidrys siliquosa in Limfjorden (Denmark). Helgoland Marine Research 58:154-161. [doi: 10.1007/s10152-004-0180-8] [pdf] [citations].

7. Kendrick, G. A.; Harvey, E., Wernberg, T., Harman, N. & Goldberg, N. (2004) The role of disturbance in maintaining diversity of benthic macroalgal assemblages from Southwestern Australia. The Japanese Journal of Phycology (Suppl) 52:5-9. [pdf] [citations].

6. Wernberg, T., Kendrick, G. A. & Phillips, J. (2003) Regional differences in kelp-associated algal assemblages found on temperate limestone reefs in southwestern Australia. Diversity and Distributions 9:427-441. [doi: 10.1046/j.1472-4642.2003.00048.x] [pdf] [citations].

5. Wernberg, T., Coleman, M., Fairhead, A., Miller, S. & Thomsen, M. S. (2003) Morphology of Ecklonia radiata (C. Ag.) J. Agardh along its geographic distribution in southwestern Australia and Australasia. Marine Biology 143:47-55. [doi: 10.1007/s00227-003-1069-9] [pdf] [citations].

4. Wernberg, T., Thomsen, M. S., Stæhr, P. A. & Pedersen, M. F. (2001) Comparative phenology of Sargassum muticum and Halidrys siliquosa (Phaeophyceae: Fucales) in Limfjorden, Denmark. Botanica Marina 44:31-39. [doi: 10.1515/BOT.2001.005] [pdf] [citations].

3. Stæhr, P., Pedersen, M. F., Thomsen, M., Wernberg, T., & Jensen, D. K. (2000) Invasion of Sargassum muticum in Limfjorden (Denmark) and its possible impact on the indigenous macroalgal community. Marine Ecology Progress Series 207:79-88. [doi:10.3354/meps207079] [pdf] [citations].

2. Wernberg-Møller, T., Thomsen, M. & Stæhr, P. (1998) Invasion of Japweed in Denmark – status anno 1998 (in Danish). Urt 22(4):128-132.

1. Hansen B, Wernberg-Møller T, & Wittrup L (1997) Particle grazing efficiency and specific growth efficiency of the Rotifer Brachionus plicatilis (Muller). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 215:217-233. [doi: 10.1016/S0022-0981(97)00053-1] [pdf] [citations].

Book chapters [top]

16. Wernberg T, Buschmann AH, Krumhansl K, Cavanaugh K (2022) Chapter 1. Ecology of kelp forests and their main threats. In: United Nations Environment Programme (2022). Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests. Nairobi. In press.

15. Cavanaugh K*, Krumhansl K*, Buschmann AH, Wernberg T (2022) Chapter 2. Status, trends and future projections. In: United Nations Environment Programme (2022). Into the Blue: Securing a Sustainable Future for Kelp Forests. Nairobi. In press. * Shared lead authorship.

14. Filbee-Dexter K, Fredriksen S, Wernberg T (2022) Green gravel trials in Norway (project 10). Restoration in practice: projects from around the world. In: Kelp Restoration Guidebook: Lessons Learned from Kelp Projects Around the World. Eds. Eger AM, Layton C, McHugh TA, Gleason M, Eddy N.), pp 78-79. The Nature Conservancy, Sacramento, CA, USA. [pdf of entire book].

13. Eger AM, Wernberg T (2022). Introduction. In: Kelp Restoration Guidebook: Lessons Learned from Kelp Projects Around the World (Chapter 1). Eds. Eger AM, Layton C, McHugh TA, Gleason M, Eddy N.), pp 5-9. The Nature Conservancy, Sacramento, CA, USA. [pdf of entire book]

12. Wernberg T (2021) Marine heatwave drives collapse of kelp forests in Western Australia. In: Canadell JG, Jackson RB (eds) Ecosystem Collapse and Climate Change. Ecological Studies 241, pp. 325-343. [] [pdf].

Status and trends for the worlds kelp forests

11. Wernberg T, Krumhansl K, Filbee-Dexter K, Pedersen MF (2019) Status and trends for the world’s kelp forests. In: World Seas: An Environmental Evaluation, Vol III: Ecological Issues and Environmental Impacts, 2e (Chapter 3). Ed. C. Sheppard. Elsevier. Pp. 57-78. ISBN 9780128052044. [pdf]

10. Connell SD, Verges A, Nagelkerken I, Russell BD, Shears N, Wernberg T, Coleman MA (2019). The past and future ecologies of Australasian kelp forests. In ‘Interactions in the Marine Benthos’ (Chapter 16). Eds. Hawkins, S.J., Bohn, K., Firth. L. and G. Williams. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 414-430. ISBN 9781108235792.

9. Wernberg T, Straub SC (2016) 3.3 Impacts and effects of ocean warming on seaweeds. In: Explaining ocean warming: causes, scale, effects and consequences (eds. Laffoley D, Baxter JM). Full report. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. pp. 87-103. ISBN: 978-2-8317-1806-4. [download the full report here] [doi:10.2305/IUCN.CH.2016.08.en] [pdf]. *Most down-loaded IUCN publication in 2017 and 2018*

8. Straub SC, Thomsen MS & Wernberg T (2016)  The dynamic biogeography of the Anthropocene: the speed of recent range-shifts in seaweeds. In: Seaweed phylogeography (eds Hu Z-M & Fraser CI); Springer, ISBN 978-94-017-7532-8, pp. 63-93. [doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-7534-2_3] [citations] [pdf].

7. Thomsen MS, Wernberg T, South P & Schiel D (2016) Non-native seaweeds changes biogeography and ecology of marine coastal communities. In: Seaweed phylogeography (eds Hu Z-M & Fraser CI); Springer, ISBN 978-94-017-7532-8, pp. 147-185. [doi: 10.1007/978-94-017-7534-2_6] [citations] [pdf].

6. Wernberg, T., Arenas, F., Olabarria, C., Thomsen, M.S., & Mohring, M.  (2016) Threats to ecosystem engineering macrophyteJs: climate change. In: Marine macrophytes as foundation species (ed Ólafsson E); Science Publisher/CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA. ISBN 978-1-498-72324-4, pp. 201-225. []

5. Thomsen MS, Wernberg T, Stæhr PA, Schiel D (2016) Invasion impact and marine macrophytic ecosystem engineers. In: Marine macrophytes as foundation species (ed Ólafsson E); Science Publisher/CRC Press, Boca Raton, USA. ISBN 978-1-498-72324-4, pp. 226-258. []

4. Thomsen MS., Wernberg T, Schiel D. (2015) Chapter 10: Invasions by non-indigenous species. In Marine ecosystems: human impacts on biodiversity, functioning and services, (eds Crowe TP, Frid CLJ), Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.  ISBN 978-1-107-03707-0, pp. 274-331. [citations]. [pdf]

3. Wernberg, T., Russell, B.D., Thomsen, M.S. & Connell, S.D. (2014) Marine biodiversity and climate change. In: Freedman B. (ed.) Global Environmental Change, Handbook of Global Environmental Pollution, Vol. 1. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, Germany. ISBN 9789400757844, pp. 181 – 187. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-5784-4_80 [pdf].

2. Wernberg T, Smale DA, Verges A, Campbell A, Russell BD, Coleman MA, Ling SD, Steinberg PD, Johnson CR, Kendrick GA & Connell SD (2012) Macroalgae and Temperate Rocky Reefs. In: Poloczanska ES, Hobday AJ & Richardson, AJ (eds) A Marine Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Report Card for Australia 2012. [pdf].

1. Wernberg T, Campbell A, Coleman MA, Connell SD, Kendrick GA, Moore PJ, Russell BD, Smale DA & Steinberg PD (2009) Chapter 11: Macroalgae and Temperate Rocky Reefs. In: Poloczanska, E.S., Hobday, A.J. & Richardson, A.J. (eds) Report Card of Marine Climate Change for Australia; detailed scientific assessment, NCCARF publication 05/09, ISBN 978-1-921609-03-9, pp. 128-146. [pdf]

Selected technical reports, other publications and media [top]

35. Pessarrodona A, Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T (2022) Ever heard of ocean forests? They’re larger than the Amazon and more productive than we thought. The Conversation, 16/9/22.

34. Eger AM, Bennett S, Zimmerhackel J, Rogers A, Burton M, Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T, Gacutan J, Milligan B, Vergés A (2022).Quantifying the ecosystem services of the Great Southern Reef. Report to the National Environmental Science Program. University of New South Wales, 90 pp. [pdf].

33. Steinberg P, Anthony K, Coleman M, Eyre BD, Gribben P, Negri A, Bay LK, Connell S, Dafforn K, Humphrey C, Marzinelli E, Randall CJ, Swearer S, Wernberg T, Byrne M, Coleman R, Vila Concejo A, Connolly R, Dittmann S, Gillanders B, Hoey A, Hurd C, Hyndes G, Kelaher B, Kendrick G, Przeslawski R, Sherman C & Wright J (2022). National Marine Science Plan science program to support decision-making: towards a nationally integrated approach to experimentation for managing and enhancing Australia’s coastal marine ecosystems. Working Group summary report to the National Marine Science Committee, Australia, 12 pp. [pdf].

32. Wernberg T, Smale DA, Frölicher TL, Smith AJP (2021) Climate change increases marine heatwaves harming marine ecosystems. ScienceBrief 28/10/21. Part of the collection ‘Critical Issues in Climate Change Science’ (eds: Liss, Le Quéré & Forster, 2021), released to inform the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow. [pdf].

31. Kala J, Robson B, Fontaine J, Beatty S, Wernberg T (2021) Drying land and heating seas: why nature in Australia’s southwest is on the climate frontline. The Conversation 28/10/21.

30. Hobday A, Smale DA, Smith K, Wernberg T (2021) How much do marine heatwaves cost? The economic losses amount to billions and billions of dollars. The Conversation 26/10/21.

29. Feehan CJ, Filbee-Dexter K, Wernberg T (2021) Embrace kelp forests in the coming decade. Science, 373, 863. [doi: 10.1126/science.abl3984].

28. Pessarrodona A, Filbee-Dexter K, Krumhansl KA, Moore PJ, Wernberg T (2021) A global dataset of seaweed net primary productivity. Preprint, bioRxiv [] [pdf].

27. Steinberg P, Anthony K, Coleman M, Eyre B, Gribben P, Negri A, Bay L, Connell S, Dafforn, Humphrey C, Marzinelli E, Randall C,  Swearer S, Wernberg T (2020). National Marine Science Plan Recommendation 3: Towards ­A National Integrated Approach to Experimentation for Managing and Enhancing Australia’s Coastal Marine Ecosystems. A report from the national marine science committee. Pp. 62.

26. Benthuysen J, Oliver ECJ, Chen K,  Wernberg T (2020)  Advances in Understanding Marine Heatwaves and Their Impacts. Editorial for Research Topic. Frontiers in Marine Science. 7: 147. [doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00147]. [pdf].

25. Smale DA, Wernberg T (2019) Suffering in the heat: The rise in marine heatwaves is harming ocean species. The Conversation 5/3/19.

24. Layton C, Coleman MA, Marzinelli EM, Steinberg PD, Swearer SE, Vergés A, Wernberg T & Johnson CR (2019). Restoring kelp haibtat in Australia. In. McLeod I.M., Boström-Einarsson L., Johnson C.R., Kendrick G., Layton C., Rogers A.A., Statton J. (2018). The role of restoration in conserving matters of national environmental significance. Report to the National Environmental Science Programme, Marine Biodiversity Hub. Pp. 42-56.

23. Wernberg T, Filbee-Dexter, K (2018) Opinion: Part of our ocean is dying. The WorldPost: Berggruen Institute & The Washington Post 23/10/18 [pdf].

22. Oliver E, Hobday A, Smale D, Holbrook N, Wernberg T (2018) Marine heatwaves are getting hotter, lasting longer and doing more damage. The Conversation 30/5/18.

21. Vergés A, Steinberg PS, Wernberg T (2016) Underwater health check shows kelp forests are declining around the world. The Conversation 15/11/16.

20. Bennett S, Santana-Garcon J, Wernberg T (2016) A marine heatwave has wiped out a swathe of WA’s undersea kelp forest. The Conversation 8/7/16.

19. Wernberg T, Bennett S, Andrews S (2016) The demise of kelp forests in Western Australia. Released 7/7/16 on YouTube.

18. Gross EM, Wernberg T, Terrados J (2016) What is a plant? and what is Aquatic Botany? Aquatic Botany 132: iii-iv. Editorial. [doi:10.1016/S0304-3770(16)30052-3] [pdf].

17. Wernberg T (2016) Celebrating 25 years of temperate reef science. Marine and Freshwater Research, 67, i-viii. Introduction to special issue. [doi: 10.1071/MFv67n1_ED] [pdf].

16. Bennett S, Wernberg T, Andrews S (2016). Introducing Australia’s Great Southern Reef. Released 16/1/16 on YouTube.

15. Vergés A, Wernberg T (2015) Climate change: underwater forest decline – loss of kelp forest places commercial fisheries at risk. HOT TOPICS in Ecology, Ecological Society of Australia. [pdf].

14. Wernberg T, Hobday A, Johnson C, Poloczanska E, Bennett S, Connell S (2015) Australia’s ‘other reef’ is worth more than $10 billion per year – have you heard of it? The Conversation 17/8/15 [pdf].

13. Wernberg T, Smale DA (2015) Marine heatwaves threaten underwater forests. The Conversation 6/2/15 [pdf].

12. Poloczanska E, Byrne M, Cantin N, Chin A, Clarke JM, Creighton C, Edyvane K, Fabricius K, Fulton B, Hobbs J-P, Hobday A, Lough J, Parsons M, Pecl G, Salas AR, Rissik D, Salgado CK, Schoeman D, van Oppen M, Wernberg T (2014) National Marine Science Plan, White paper submissions for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Health: Climate Change Impacts, pp. 1-19 [pdf].

11. Kendrick GA, Althaus F, Bishop M, Brooke B, Butler I, Caley J, Coleman R, Connell SD, Edyvane K, Ferrari R, Ierodiaconou D, Miller K, Nichol S, Oliver J, Post A, Przeslawski R, Schlacher T, Sinclair E, Stark J, Steinberg P, Tanner J, Verges A, Wernberg T, Whalan S, Williams A (2014) National Marine Science Plan, White paper submissions for Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Health: Benthic Ecosystems, pp. 1-19 [pdf].

10. Bennett S., Wernberg T., de Bettignies T. (2014) 10th international temperate reefs symposium: abstract book. The University of Western Australia [pdf].

9. Pecl, G., Bates, A., Frusher, S., Hobday, A., Sauer, W., Tobin, R., Vousden, D. & Wernberg, T. (2012) Yeosu Workshop on “Climate Change and Range Shifts in the Oceans: Detection, Prediction and Adaptation”, PICES Press 20(2): 24-27 [pdf]

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