• MB1110: Introductory Marine Science (Level 1; TSV)
  • MB3050: Biological Oceanography (Level 3; TSV)
  • MB3150: Fisheries Science (Level 3; TSV)
  • MB3200: Marine Conservation Biology (Level 3; TSV)
  • MB5003: Fisheries Science (Level 5; TSV)
  • MB5055: Biological Oceanography (Level 5; TSV)
  • MB5310: Marine Reserves as Fisheries Management Tools (Level 5; TSV)
  • MB5610: Fishing Gear and Technologies (Level 5; TSV)
  • MB5620: Grand Challenges in Fisheries (Level 5; TSV)
Research Disciplines

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Journal Articles

ResearchOnline@JCU stores 104+ research outputs authored by Prof Garry Russ from 1998 onwards.

Current Funding

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Australian Research Council - Centres of Excellence

ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrated Coral Reef Studies

Indicative Funding
$28,000,000 over 8 years
The overarching aim of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrated Coral Reef Studies is to provide the scientific knowledge necessary for sustaining ecosystem goods and services of the world's coral reefs, which support the livelihoods and food security of millions of people in the tropics. The Centre will enhance Australia's global leadership in coral reef science through three ambitious research programs addressing the future of coral reefs and their ability to adapt to change. A key outcome of the research will be providing tangible benefits to all Australians by bui8lding bridges between the natural and social sciences, strengthening capacity, and informing and supporting transformative changes in coral reef governance and management.
Graeme Cumming, Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Malcolm McCulloch, Peter Mumby, Sean Connolly, John Pandolfi, Bob Pressey, Andrew Baird, David Bellwood, Joshua Cinner, Sophie Dove, Maja Adamska, Mia Hoogenboom, Geoff Jones, Mike Kingsford, Ryan Lowe, Mark McCormick, David Miller, Philip Munday, Morgan Pratchett, Garry Russ and Tiffany Morrison in collaboration with Janice Lough, David Wachenfeld, Stephen Palumbi, Serge Planes and Philippa Cohen (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, The University of Queensland, The University of Western Australia, College of Science & Engineering, Australian National University, College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Stanford University, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and WorldFish)
coral reef ecosystems; Climate Change Adaptation; ecological resilience; biodiversity goods and services; social-ecological dynamics

PADI Foundation - Research Grant

Using stable isotope analysis to reconstruct fish-habitat connectivity patterns across different life stages

Indicative Funding
$7,842 over 3 years
Non-reef habitat adjacent to coral reefs such as mangroves, and seagrass beds act as nurseries for juvenile fishes before migrating to coral reefs as adults. However, the physical and ecological connections between non-reef habitats and coral reefs remains poorly understood. Stable isotope analysis (SIA) is a valuable tool to identify habitat use of individuals. Using SIA, fish-habitat patterns can be integrated across multiple spatial scales and life stages as a more ecologically relevant approach to describe fish connectivity patterns. Coupled with detailed habitat maps, we can quantify habitat use patterns, and explore whether these patterns are influence3d by habitat connectivity.
Katherine Sievers and Garry Russ (College of Science & Engineering)
no take marine reserves; Stable Isotopes; Remote Sensing; Habitat Connectivity; seascape ecology; Fisheries Management

Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority - Reef 2050 Integrated Monitoring and Reporting Program (RIMReP) - Contract Research

Assessing the Ecological Effects of Management Zoning on Inshore Reefs of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park

Indicative Funding
$520,000 over 3 years
This proposed project will provide an assessment of the ecological effects of management zoning on inshore reefs of the Great Barrier Reef marine Park (GBRMP). The proposed research will build upon and enhance our long-term monitoring program that has a strong track record of delivering findings that have proven to be highly relevant and useful to the GBRMPA and a range of Marine Park stakeholders. The key objectives are to provide a robust assessment of the effects of the GBRMP zoning plan on: *Abundance and population structure of fishery target species *Reef fish and benthic (coral) community composition, status and dynamics *Reef community productivity and resilience *Usage patterns of recreational fishers and compliance with zoning regulations
David Williamson, Garry Russ, Geoff Jones and Daniela Ceccarelli (ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies)
Great Barrier Reef; Management Zoning; Biodiversity; Coral Reef; Fisheries; Resilience

SeaWorld Research and Rescue Foundation Inc - Research Grant

The impact of typhoons on reef fish assemblages, and the effectiveness of marine reserve networks in aiding their recovery

Indicative Funding
$39,380 over 4 years
Increasing anthropogenic and environmental impacts are modifying coral reefs and their associated fish assemblages in unprecedented ways, compromising food security and biological stability. Networks of no-take marine reserves are implemented in Australia and the Philippines to conserve biodiversity and manage fish stocks, but it's unknown whether reserves can continue to perform under cumulative stressors, including those from cyclones and typhoons. For the first time, this study will 1) investigate how the structure function and behaviour of herbivorous reef fish assemblages are impacted by typhoons; and 2) discover whether marine reserves facilitate recovery of fish stocks following these impacts.
Garry Russ and Eva McClure (College of Science & Engineering)
no-take marine reserves; Fisheries Management; Water Quality; typhoon disturbance; Herbivory; Stable Isotope Analysis

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These Higher Degree Research projects are either current or by students who have completed their studies within the past 5 years at JCU. Linked titles show theses available within ResearchOnline@JCU.

  • Coral – Fish Interactions on Coral Reefs. (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Coral reef communities through space and time (PhD , Secondary Advisor/AM)
  • Latitudinal Variations in Age-based Demography of Three Large Predatory Reef Fishes (Lutjanus sebae, Lutjanus malabaricus and Lutjanus erythropterus) in Queensland, Australia. (PhD , Primary Advisor/AM/Adv)
  • Response of the Recreational Small Boat Fleet to Changes in Marine Park Zoning Arrangements. (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • Effects of water quality on the ecology of herbivorous parrotfishes and surgeonfishes in American Samoa (PhD , Secondary Advisor)
  • The impact of parrotfishes on the coral new recruits (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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