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Book Chapters, identification guides and reports

  1. Cantin, N. E., Baird, M. E., Morris, L. A., Ceccarelli, D. M., Mocellin, V. J. L., Ferrari, R., Mongin, M. and Bay, L. K. (2020) Assessing the linkages between water quality and coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. Report to the National Environmental Science Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (151 pp.).
  2. Uthicke, S, Castro-Sanguino, C, Ferrari, R, Fabricius, K, Lawrey, E, Flores, F, Patel, F, Brunner, C, and A Negri (2020) From Exposure to Risk: Novel Experimental Approaches to Analyse Cumulative Impacts and Determine Thresholds in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area (GBRWHA). Report to the National Environmental Science Program. Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns (128pp.).
  3. Althaus, F, Barrett, N, Dambacher, J, Davies, P, Ferrari, R, Ford, J, Hayes, KR, Hill, N, Hosack, G, Hovey, R , Huang, Z , Hulls, J , Ingleton, T , Jordan, A , Kendrick, G , Kool, J , Lawrence, E , Leeming, R , Lucieer, V , Malcolm, H , Meyer, L , Monk, J , Nichol, S , Peel, D , Perkins, N , Siwabessy, J , Sherlock, M, Martin, T , Tran, SM , Walsh, A , Williams, A (2016) Analysis of Approaches for Monitoring Biodiversity in Commonwealth Waters – Field work report. National Environment Research Program, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia http://ecite.utas.edu.au/118058
  4. Bax N, Ferrari R et al. (2014) Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Health White Paper: Discovery, Prediction and Monitoring. Commonwealth of Australia http://frdc.com.au/environment/NMSC-WHITE/Documents/Submissions/Biodiversity,%20conserv,%20eco%20health%20subtheme%20paper-%20Discovery%20prediction%20and%20monitoring.pdf
  5. Althaus F, Hill N, Edwards L, Ferrari R, et al. (2013). CATAMI Classification Scheme for scoring marine biota and substrata in underwater imagery – A pictorial guide to the Collaborative and Annotation Tools for Analysis of Marine Imagery and Video (CATAMI) classification scheme. Version 1. [https://github.com/catami/catami/wiki/CATAMI-Classification-Scheme]
  6. Carlos H Vergara, Contreras J, Ferrari R, Paredes J (2008) “Polinización entomófila en cafetales” In Manson, RH, Hernández-Ortiz V, Gallina, S y Mehltreter K (editors) “Agroecosistemas cafetaleros de Veracruz: Biodiversidad, Manejo y Conservación” Instituto De Ecología, AC. Instituto Nacional de Ecología (SEMARNAT), México DF, pp 249-259

Peer-reviewed papers

  1. Castro-Sanguino, C., Ortiz, J.C., Thompson, A., Wolff, N.H., Ferrari, R., Robson, B., Magno-Canto, M.M., Puotinen, M., Fabricius, K.E. and Uthicke, S., 2021. Reef state and performance as indicators of cumulative impacts on coral reefs. Ecological Indicators123, p.107335.
  2. Calders K, Phinn S, Ferrari R, Leon J, Armston J, Asner GP, Disney M. (2020) 3D Imaging Insights into Forests and Coral Reefs. Trends in ecology & evolution. Jan 1; 35(1): 6-9.
  3. Lechene MA, Haberstroh AJ, Byrne M, Figueira W, Ferrari R. (2019) Optimising Sampling Strategies in Coral Reefs Using Large-Area Mosaics. Remote Sensing. 11(24):2907; https://doi.org/10.3390/rs11242907
  4. Kim SW, Sampayo EM, Sommer B, Sims CA, Gómez‐Cabrera MD, Dalton SJ, Beger M, Malcolm HA, Ferrari R, Fraser N, Figueira WF. (2019) Refugia under threat: Mass bleaching of coral assemblages in high‐latitude eastern Australia. Global change biology. 25(11):3918-31.
  5. Pygas DR, Ferrari R, Figueira W. (2019) Review and meta-analysis of the importance of remotely sensed habitat structural complexity in marine ecology. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. Nov 5:106468
  6. Schultz AL, Malcolm HA, Ferrari R, Smith SD. Wave energy drives biotic patterns beyond the surf zone: Factors influencing abundance and occurrence of mobile fauna adjacent to subtropical beaches. Regional Studies in Marine Science. 2019 Jan 1;25:100467.
  7. Murray NJ, Phinn SR, DeWitt M, Ferrari R, Johnston R, Lyons MB, Clinton N, Thau D, Fuller RA. The global distribution and trajectory of tidal flats. Nature. 2019 Jan;565(7738):222.
  8. Malcolm HA, Ferrari R. Strong fish assemblage patterns persist over sixteen years in a warming marine park, even with tropical shifts. Biological conservation. 2019 Apr 1;232:152-63.
  9. Ferrari R, Malcolm H, Neilson J, Lucieer V, Jordan A, Ingleton T, Figueira W, Johnstone N, Hill N. (2018) Integrating distribution models and habitat classification maps into marine protected area planning. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 15;212:40-50. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272771417310454
  10. Porter AG, Ferrari RL, Kelaher BP, Smith SD, Coleman RA, Byrne M, Figueira W  (2018). Marine infrastructure supports abundant, diverse fish assemblages at the expense of beta diversity. Marine Biology. 2018 Jul 1;165(7):112.
  11. Morris RL, Porter AG, Figueira WF, Coleman RA, Fobert EK, Ferrari R (2018) Fish-smart seawalls: a decision tool for adaptive management of marine infrastructure. Frontiers in Ecology and Environment https://doi.org/10.1002/fee.1809
  12. Ferrari R, Marzinelli EM, Ayroza CR, Jordan A, Figueira WF, Byrne M, Malcolm HA, Williams SB, Steinberg PD (2018) Large-scale assessment of benthic communities across multiple marine protected areas using an autonomous underwater vehicle. PLOS ONE 13(3): e0193711. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0193711
  13. Turnbull JW, Esmaeili YS, Clark GF, Figueira WF, Johnston EL, Ferrari R (2018) Key drivers of effectiveness in small marine protected areas. Biodiversity and Conservation, 1-26 http://rdcu.be/IuoS
  14. Murray NJ,Keith DA, Bland LM, Ferrari R, Lyons MB, Lucas R, Pettorelli N & Nicholson E (2018) The role of remote sensing in structured assessments of ecosystem status. Science of the Total Environment, 619: 249-257 [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.11.034]
  15. Ferrari R, Figueira WF, Pratchett M, Boube T, Adam A, Kobelkowsky-Vidrio T, Doo SS, Atwood TB, Byrne M (2017) 3D photogrammetry quantifies growth and external erosion of individual coral colonies and skeletons. Scientific Reports. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-16408-z access it here http://rdcu.be/z6rO
  16. Ferrari R, Malcolm HA, Byrne M, Jordan A, Williams S, Friedman A, Schultz A, Figueira W (2017) Habitat structural complexity metrics improve predictions of fish abundance and distribution. Ecography, 41(7): 1077-1091. Doi: 10.1111/ecog.02580
  17. Bland LM, Regan TJ, Dinh MN, Ferrari R, Keith DA, Lester R, Mouillot D, Murray NJ, Nguyen HA, Nicholson E (2017) Using multiple lines of evidence to assess the risk of ecosystem collapse. Proc. R. Soc. B. 284, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2017.0660 [IF 4.8]
  18. Bryson M, Ferrari R, Figueira W, Pizarro O, Madin J, Williams S, Byrne M (2017) Characterization of measurement errors using structure‐from‐motion and photogrammetry to measure marine habitat structural complexity. Ecology and Evolution, vol 7(15): 5669–5681.
  19. Ferrari R (2017) The hidden structure in coral reefs. Coral Reefs doi:10.1007/s00338-017-1540- 6 [IF 3.0]
  20. Ferrari R*, Bryson M*, Bridge TCL*, Hustache J, Williams SB, Byrne M and Figueira WF (2016) Quantifying the response of structural complexity and community composition to environmental change in marine communities. Global Change Biology doi:10.1111/gcb.13197 [Impact Factor 8.04]
  21. Ferrari R, McKinnon D, He H, Smith RN, Corke P, González-Rivero M, Mumby P, Upcroft B (2016) Quantifying multiscale habitat structural complexity : a cost-effective framework for underwater 3D modelling. Remote Sensing 8(2): 113 doi:3390/rs8020113 [IF 3.18]
  22. Gonzalez-Rivero M, Bozec YM, Chollett I, Ferrari R, Schonberg CHL, Mumby PJ (2016) Asymmetric competition prevents the outbreak of an opportunistic species after coral reef degradation. Oecologia. 1 – 13 doi:10.1007/s00442-015-3541-x [IF 3.01]
  23. Malcolm H, Jordan A, Schultz AL, Smith SDA, Ingleton T, Foulsham E, Linklater M, Davies P, Ferrari R, Hill N, Lucieer V (2016) Integrating seafloor hábitat mapping and fish assemblage patterns improves spatial management planning in a marine park. Journal of Coastal Research. Special Issue 75 (2): 1292 – 1296 doi: 10.2112/SI75-259 [IF 0.98]
  24. Figueira W*, Ferrari R*, Weatherby E, Porter A, Hawes S, Byrne M (2015) Accuracy and precision of habitat structural complexity metrics derived from underwater photogrammetry Remote Sensing 7(12): 16883-16900 doi:3390/rs71215859 [IF 3.01]
  25. Althaus F, Hill N, Ferrari R, Edwards L, Przeslawski R, Schönberg CHL, Stuart-Smith R, Barrett N, Edgar G, Colquhoun J, Tran M, Jordan A, Rees T & Gowlett-Holmes K (2015) A Standardised Vocabulary for Identifying Benthic Biota and Substrata from Underwater Imagery: The CATAMI Classification Scheme. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0141039. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0141039 [IF 3.23]
  26. Bewley M, Friedman A, Ferrari R, Hill N, Hovey R, Barrett N, Pizarro O, Figueira W, Meyer L, Babcock R, Bellchambers L, Byrne M, Williams SB (2015) Australian sea-floor survey data, with images and expert annotations. Nature Scientific Data 2: 150057 doi:10.1038/sdata.2015.57 [IF TBD June 2017]
  27. Ayroza C, Hustache J, Fagundes L, Sumi M and Ferrari R (2015) Finding the Right Tool for Benthic Image Analysis. Reef Encounter 30 (1): 34. [IF NA]
  28. Klein CJ and Ferrari R (2014) Walk the talk, don’t eat it: a call for sustainable seafood leadership from marine scientists. Environmental Conservation doi:10.1017/S0376892914000253 [IF 2.37]
  29. Bridge TCL*, Ferrari R*, Bryson M, Hovey R, Figueira WF, Williams SB, Pizarro O, Harborne AR, Byrne M (2014) Variable Responses of Benthic Communities to Anomalously Warm Sea Temperatures on a High-Latitude Coral Reef. PLoS ONE 9(11): e113079. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0113079 [IF 3.23]
  30. Gonzalez-Rivero M, Ereskovsky AV, Ferrari R, Schonberg CHL, Fromont J, Mumby PJ (2013) Life history-traits of a common Caribbean coral-excavating sponge Cliona tenuis (Porifera:Hadromerida) Journal of Natural History 47(45-46):2815-34 [IF 0.88]
  31. Ferrari R, Gonzalez-Rivero M, Ortiz JC, Mumby PJ (2012) Interactions of herbivory and seasonality on the dynamics of Caribbean macroalgae Coral Reefs 31: 683 – 692. [IF 3.32]
  32. Ferrari R, Gonzalez-Rivero M, Mumby PJ (2012) Size matters in the competition between corals and macroalgae Marine Ecology Progress Series 467: 77 – 88. [IF 2.62]
  33. Mumby PJ, Steneck RS, Edwards AJ, Ferrari R, Gibson JP, Harborne AR, Coleman R (2012) Fishing down a Caribbean food web relaxes trophic cascades Marine Ecology Progress Series 445: 13 – 24 doi: 10.3354/meps09450 [IF 2.62]
  34. Gonzalez-Rivero M, Ferrari R, Schonberg CHL, Mumby PJ (2012) Impacts of macroalgal competition and parrotfish predation on the growth of a common bioeroding sponge Marine Ecology Progress Series 444: 133 – 142 doi: 10.3354/meps09424 [IF 2.62]
  35. Foster NL, Paris CB, Kool JT, Baums IB, Stevens JR, Sanchez JA, Bastidas C, Agudelo C, Bush P, Day O, Ferrari R, Gonzalez P, Gore S, Guppy R, McCartney M, McCoy C, Mendes J, Srinivasan A, Steiner S, Vermeij MJA, Weil E, Mumby PJ (2012) Connectivity of Caribbean coral populations: complementary insights from empirical and modelled gene flow Molecular Ecology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2012.05455.x [IF 6.49]
  36. Harborne AR, Mumby PJ, Ferrari R (2012) The effectiveness of different meso-scale rugosity metrics for predicting intra-habitat variation in coral-reef fish assemblages Environmental Biology of Fishes 94(2): 431 – 442 doi: 10.1007/s10641-011-9956-2 [IF 1.57]
  37. Harborne AR, Mumby PJ, Kennedy EV, Ferrari R (2011) Biotic and multi-scale abiotic controls of habitat quality: their effect on coral-reef fishes Marine Ecology Progress Series 437: 201 – 214 doi: 10.3354/meps09280 [IF 2.62]
  38. RK Maiti, Garcia J, Sanchez E, Ferrari R, Olguin LP, Benavides A (2002) Salinity tolerance of different vegetable crop species at the germination and initial seedling stage Crop Research 23 (3): 476 – 480.

Refereed Conference papers, reports and guides

  1. Renata Ferrari, Humanes A, Figueira W, Fabricius K, Pygas D, Martinez H, Guest J (2018) 3D models reveal trade-offs between coral growth and thermo-tolerance. Australian Marine Science Association, Adelaide, Australia.
  2. Malcolm H, Ferrari R, Schultz AL, Neilson J, Hill N, Lucieer V, Johnston N, Smith SDA, Ingleton T, Foulsham E, Linklater M, Beger M, Jordan A (2016) Integrating habitat mapping and biotic pattern improves spatial planning in a marine park. 25th New South Wales Coastal Conference Proceedings.
  3. Malcolm H, Jordan A, Schulz AL, Smith SDA, Davies P, Ingleton T, Foulsham E, Linklater M, Ferrari R, Hill N. (2014) Linking habitat and biotic patterns improves spatial management in a marine park. Geohab 2014
  4. He H, McKinnon D, Ferrari R, Roff G., Smith RN, M, Mumby, P, Upcroft B (2012) Measuring reef complexity and rugosity from monocular video bathymetric reconstruction. 12ve International Coral Reed Symposium Proceedings.
  5. Foster NL, Paris CB, Kool JT, Baums IB, Stevens JR, Sanchez JA, Bastidas C, Agudelo C, Bush P, Day O, Ferrari R, Gonzalez P, Gore S, Guppy R, McCartney M, McCoy C, Mendes J, Srinivasan A, Steiner S, Vermeij MJA, Weil E, Mumby PJ (2008) Connectivity and gene flow in the dominant Caribbean reef-building coral, Montastraea annularis 11th International Coral Reed Symposium Proceedings.
  6. Althaus F, Hill N, Edwards L, Ferrari R, et al. (2013). CATAMI Classification Scheme for scoring marine biota and substrata in underwater imagery – A pictorial guide to the Collaborative and Annotation Tools for Analysis of Marine Imagery and Video (CATAMI) classification scheme. Version 1.
  7. Bax N, Ferrari R et al. (2014) Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Health White Paper: Discovery, Prediction and Monitoring. Commonwealth of Australia 2014

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