Professor Nick Graham


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.

Ecological limitations to the resilience of coral reefs
Mora, C., Graham, N.A.J., Nystrom, M. 7/07/2016 In: Coral Reefs.
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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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Ecological indicators for coral reef fisheries management
Nash, K.L., Graham, N.A.J. 9/03/2016 In: Fish and Fisheries.
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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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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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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.

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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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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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
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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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