Professor Nick Graham

Professor

Research Overview

Nick is a Royal Society University Research Fellow and a Chair in Marine Ecology. He tackles large-scale ecological and social-ecological coral reef issues under the overarching themes of climate change, human use and resilience. He has assessed the impacts of climate induced coral bleaching on coral reef fish assemblages, fisheries and ecosystem stability. He has studied the patterns and processes by which degraded coral reefs recover, and how this can be influenced by management. He has worked extensively on the ecological ramifications of fishing and closed area management. Increasingly he works with social scientists linking social-ecological systems for natural resource assessment and management.

Structural complexity mediates functional structure of reef fish assemblages among coral habitats
Richardson, L., Graham, N.A.J., Pratchett, M.S., Hoey, A.S. 03/2017 In: Environmental Biology of Fishes. 100, 3, p. 193-207. 15 p.
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Resilience of marine ecosystems to climatic disturbances
O'Leary, J., Micheli, F., Airoldi, L., Boch, C., De Leo, G., Elahi, R., Ferretti, F., Graham, N.A.J., Litvin, S.Y., Low, N.H., Lummis, S., Nickols, K.J., Wong, J. 1/02/2017 In: Bioscience.
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Human disruption of coral reef trophic structure
Graham, N.A.J., McClanahan, T.R., MacNeil, M.A., Wilson, S.K., Cinner, J.E., Huchery, C., Holmes, T.H. 23/01/2017 In: Current Biology. 27, 2, p. 231-236. 6 p.
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Detecting spatial regimes in ecosystems
Sundstrom, S., Eason, T., Nelson, R.J., Angeler, D.G., Barichievy, C., Garmestani, A.S., Graham, N.A.J., Granholm, D., Gunderson, L.H., Knutson, M., Nash, K.L., Spanbauer, T.L., Stow, C.A., Allen, C.R. 01/2017 In: Ecology Letters. 20, 1, p. 19-32. 14 p.
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Unexpected high vulnerability of functions in wilderness areas: evidence from coral reef fishes
D'Agata, S., Vigliola, L., Graham, N.A.J., Wantiez, L., Parravicini, V., Villéger, S., Mou-Tham, G., Frolla, P., Friedlander, A.M., Kulbicki, M., Mouillot, D. 14/12/2016 In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B. 283, 1844, 10 p.
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Ecological indicators for coral reef fisheries management
Nash, K.L., Graham, N.A.J. 12/2016 In: Fish and Fisheries. 17, 4, p. 1029-1054. 26 p.
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Ecological limitations to the resilience of coral reefs
Mora, C., Graham, N.A.J., Nystrom, M. 12/2016 In: Coral Reefs. 35, 4, p. 1271-1280. 10 p.
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Guiding coral reef futures in the Anthropocene
Norstrom, A., Nystrom, M., Jouffray, J., Folke, C., Graham, N.A.J., Moberg, F., Olsson, P., Williams, G. 1/11/2016 In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 14, 9, p. 490-498. 9 p.
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Drivers of herbivory on coral reefs: species, habitat and management effects
Nash, K.L., Abesamis, R.A., Graham, N.A.J., McClure, E.C., Moland, E. 28/07/2016 In: Marine Ecology Progress Series. 554, p. 129-140. 12 p.
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Bright spots among the world’s coral reefs
Cinner, J., Graham, N.A.J., Hicks, C. 21/07/2016 In: Nature. 535, 7612, p. 416-419. 4 p.
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Harnessing fishery-independent indicators to aid management of data poor fisheries: weighing habitat and fishing effects
Nash, K., Bijoux, J., Robinson, J., Wilson, S., Graham, N.A.J. 12/07/2016 In: Ecosphere. 7, 7, 18 p.
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Social drivers forewarn of marine regime shifts
Hicks, C., Crowder, L.B., Graham, N.A.J., Kittinger, J.N., Le Cornu, E. 1/06/2016 In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 14, 5, p. 252-260. 9 p.
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Climate-driven coral reorganisation influences aggressive behaviour in juvenile coral-reef fishes
Kok, J.E., Graham, N.A.J., Hoogenboom, M.O. 06/2016 In: Coral Reefs. 35, 2, p. 473-483. 11 p.
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Herbivore cross-scale redundancy supports response diversity and promotes coral reef resilience
Nash, K., Graham, N.A.J., Jennings, S., Wilson, S., Bellwood, D. 06/2016 In: Journal of Applied Ecology. 53, p. 646-655. 10 p.
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Management applications of discontinuity theory
Angeler, D., Allen, C.R., Barichievy, C., Eason, T., Garmestani, A.S., Graham, N.A.J., Granholm, D., Gunderson, L.H., Knutson, M., Nash, K.L., Nystrom, M., Spanbauer, T.L., Stow, C.A., Sundstrom, S.M. 06/2016 In: Journal of Applied Ecology. 53, p. 688-698. 11 p.
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Modeling reef fish biomass, recovery potential, and management priorities in the western Indian Ocean
McClanahan, T., Maina, J., Graham, N.A.J., Jones, K.R. 5/05/2016 In: PLoS ONE. 11, 5, 21 p.
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A framework for understanding climate change impacts on coral reef social-ecological systems
Cinner, J.E., Pratchett, M.S., Graham, N.A.J., Messmer, V., Fuentes, M.M.P.B., Ainsworth, T., Ban, N., Bay, L.K., Blythe, J., Dissard, D., Dunn, S., Evans, L., Fabinyi, M., Fidelman, P., Figueiredo, J., Frisch, A.J., Fulton, C.J., Hicks, C.C., Lukoschek, V., Mallela, J., Moya, A., Penin, L., Rummer, J.L., Walker, S., Williamson, D.H. 04/2016 In: Regional Environmental Change. 16, 4, p. 1133-1146. 14 p.
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Marine reserve recovery rates towards a baseline are slower for reef fish community life histories than biomass
McClanahan, T.R., Graham, N.A.J. 22/12/2015 In: Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 282, 1821, 10 p.
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Remote coral reefs can sustain high growth potential and may match future sea-level trends
Perry, C.T., Murphy, G.N., Graham, N.A.J., Wilson, S.K., Januchowski-Hartley, F.A., East, H.K. 16/12/2015 In: Scientific Reports. 5, 8 p.
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Habitat Selectivity and Reliance on Live Corals for Indo-Pacific Hawkfishes (Family: Cirrhitidae)
Coker, D.J., Hoey, A.S., Wilson, S.K., Depczynski, M., Graham, N.A.J., Hobbs, J.A., Holmes, T.H., Pratchett, M.S. 3/11/2015 In: PLoS ONE. 10, 11, 17 p.
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Barriers and bridges to the integration of social-ecological resilience and law
Green, O.O., Garmestani, A.S., Allen, C.R., Gunderson, L.H., Ruhl, J.B., Arnold, C.A., Graham, N.A.J., Cosens, B., Angeler, D.G., Chaffin, B.C., Holling, C.S. 1/08/2015 In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 13, 6, p. 332-337. 6 p.
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Recovery potential of the world's coral reef fishes
MacNeil, M.A., Graham, N.A.J., Cinner, J.E., Wilson, S.K., Williams, I.D., Maina, J., Newman, S., Friedlander, A.M., Jupiter, S., Polunin, N.V.C., McClanahan, T.R. 16/04/2015 In: Nature. 520, 7547, p. 341-+. 17 p.
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Biomass-based targets and the management of multispecies coral reef fisheries
McClanahan, T.R., Graham, N.A.J., MacNeil, M.A., Cinner, J.E. 04/2015 In: Conservation Biology. 29, 2, p. 409-417. 9 p.
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Predicting climate-driven regime shifts versus rebound potential in coral reefs
Graham, N.A.J., Jennings, S., MacNeil, M.A., Mouillot, D., Wilson, S.K. 5/02/2015 In: Nature. 518, 7537, p. 94-+. 17 p.
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Habitat Complexity: Coral Structural Loss Leads to Fisheries Declines
Graham, N.A.J. 5/05/2014 In: Current Biology. 24, 9, 3 p.
Editorial

Coral reefs as novel ecosystems: embracing new futures
Graham, N.A.J., Cinner, J.E., Norstrom, A.V., Nystrom, M. 04/2014 In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 7, p. 9-14. 6 p.
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Discontinuities, cross-scale patterns, and the organization of ecosystems
Nash, K.L., Allen, C.R., Angeler, D.G., Barichievy, C., Eason, T., Garmestani, A.S., Graham, N.A.J., Granholm, D., Knutson, M., Nelson, R.J., Nystroem, M., Stow, C.A., Sundstrom, S.M. 03/2014 In: Ecology. 95, 3, p. 654-667. 14 p.
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Evidence for multiple stressor interactions and effects on coral reefs
Ban, S.S., Graham, N.A.J., Connolly, S.R. 03/2014
Literature review

Managing resilience to reverse phase shifts in coral reefs
Graham, N.A.J., Bellwood, D.R., Cinner, J.E., Hughes, T.P., Norstrom, A.V., Nystrom, M. 12/2013 In: Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 11, 10, p. 541-548. 8 p.
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Synergies and tradeoffs in how managers, scientists, and fishers value coral reef ecosystem services
Hicks, C.C., Graham, N.A.J., Cinner, J.E. 12/2013 In: Global Environmental Change. 23, 6, p. 1444-1453. 10 p.
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Evaluating social and ecological vulnerability of coral reef fisheries to climate change
Cinner, J.E., Huchery, C., Darling, E.S., Humphries, A.T., Graham, N.A.J., Hicks, C.C., Marshall, N., McClanahan, T.R. 11/09/2013 In: PLoS ONE. 8, 9, 12 p.
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The importance of structural complexity in coral reef ecosystems
Graham, N.A.J., Nash, K.L. 06/2013 In: Coral Reefs. 32, 2, p. 315-326. 12 p.
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A functional approach reveals community responses to disturbances
Mouillot, D., Graham, N.A.J., Villeger, S., Mason, N.W.H., Bellwood, D.R. 03/2013
Literature review

Spillover of fish naivete from marine reserves
Januchowski-Hartley, F.A., Graham, N.A.J., Cinner, J.E., Russ, G.R. 02/2013 In: Ecology Letters. 16, 2, p. 191-197. 7 p.
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Comanagement of coral reef social-ecological systems
Cinner, J.E., McClanahan, T.R., MacNeil, M.A., Graham, N.A.J., Daw, T.M., Mukminin, A., Feary, D.A., Rabearisoa, A.L., Wamukota, A., Jiddawi, N., Campbell, S.J., Baird, A.H., Januchowski-Hartley, F.A., Hamed, S., Lahari, R., Morove, T., Kuange, J. 3/04/2012 In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109, 14, p. 5219-5222. 4 p.
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