Coral Reef Ecology Laboratory - Professor Mark Ian McCormick









Mark McCormack Reef Fish Ecology

Publications 2006 to 2010

Walker SPW, McCormick MI, Thibaut L (2010) Density dependent sex ratio adjustment and the Allee effect: A model and a test using a sex-changing fish. American Naturalist 127(3). doi: 10.1086/655219 click for PDF

Donelson JM, Munday PL, McCormick MI, Nilsson GE (2010) Acclimation to predicted ocean warming by a tropical reef fish. Global Change Biology doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02339.x  click for PDF

Gagliano M, McCormick MI, Moore JAY, Depczynski M (2010) The basics of acidification: baseline variability of pH on Australian coral reefs. Marine Biology 157: 1849-1856  click for PDF

Fuiman LA, Meekan MG, McCormick MI (2010) Maladaptive behavior reinforces a recruitment bottleneck in newly settled reef fish. Oecologia 164:99-108 click for PDF

McCormick MI, Meekan MG (2010) The importance of attitude: the influence of behaviour on survival at an ontogenetic boundary. Marine Ecology Progress Series 407:173-185 click for PDF

Munday PL, Dixson DL, McCormick MI, Meekan MG, Ferrari MCO, Chivers DP (2010) Ocean acidification alters larval behaviour and impairs recruitment to reef fish populations. PNAS doi: 10.1073/pnas.1004519107 click for PDF

McCormick MI, Moore JAY, Munday PL (2010) Influence of habitat degradation on fish replenishment. Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-010-0620-7 click for PDF

McCormick MI, Ryen CA, Munday PL, Walker SPW (2010) Differing mechanisms underlie sexual size-dimorphism in two populations of a sex-changing fish. PLoS One 5(5): e10616. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010616 click for PDF

Holmes T, McCormick MI (2010) Smell, learn and live: the role of chemical alarm cues in predator learning during early life history in a marine fish. Behavioural Processes doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2010.01.013 click for PDF

Jones DB, Jerry DR, McCormick MI, Bay LK (2010) The population genetic structure of a common tropical damselfish on the Great Barrier Reef and eastern Papua New Guinea. Coral Reefs 29: 455-467 doi 10.1007/s00338-010-0591-8 click for PDF

Holmes T, McCormick MI (2010) How selective are reef fish predators for prey size? Marine Ecology Progress Series 399:273-283 doi: 10.3354/meps08337 click for PDF

Meekan MG, von Kuerthy C, McCormick MI (2010) Does behaviour mediate the costs and benefits of fast growth in fishes? Animal Behaviour 79: 803-809 click for PDF

Wilson SK, Adjeroud M, Bellwood DR, Berumen M, Booth D, Bozec Y-M, Chabanet P, Cheal A, Cinner J, Depczynski M, Feary DA, Gagliano M, Graham NAJ, Halford AR, Halpbern BS, Harborne AR, Hoey A, Holbrook S, Jones GP, Kulbiki M, Letourneur Y, Lison De Loma T, McClanahan T, McCormick MI, Meekan MG, Mumby P, Munday PL, Ohman MC, Pratchett MS, Riegl B, Sano M, Schmitt RJ, Syms C (2010) Critical knowledge gaps in current understanding of climate change impacts on coral reef fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology 213:894 -900 click for PDF

Donelson JM, Munday PL, McCormick MI, Pankhurst NW, Pankhurst PM (2010) Effects of elevated water temperature and food availability on the reproductive performance of a coral reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 401:233-243 click for PDF

Grutter AS, Cribb TH, McCallum H, Pickering JL, McCormick MI (2010) Effects of parasites on larval and juvenile stages of the coral reef fish Pomacentrus moluccensis. Coral Reefs doi: 10.1007/s00338-009-0561-1 click for PDF

Bonin MC, Munday PL, McCormick MI, Srinivasan M, Jones GP (2009) Recruitment and persistence of coral-dwelling fishes is resilient to bleaching but not mortality of host corals. Marine Ecology Progress Series 394: 215-222 click for PDF

McCormick MI (2009) Behaviourally mediated phenotypic selection in a disturbed coral reef environment. PLoS One 4(9): e7096. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007096. click for PDF

McCormick MI, Gagliano M (2009) Carry-over effects - the importance of a good start. Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium Session number 10, pages 305-310. click for PDF

Munday PL, Ryen CA, McCormick MI, Walker SPW (2009) Growth acceleration, behaviour and otolith check-marks associated with sex change in the wrasse Halichoeres miniatus. Coral Reefs 28:623-634 click for PDF

Walker SPW, McCormick MI (2009) Sexual selection explains sex-specific growth plasticity and positive allometry for sexual size dimorphism in a reef fish. Proceedings of the Royal Society B click for PDF Sup Table   Sup Figure

Walker SPW, McCormick MI (2009) Fish ears are sensitive to sex-change. Biology Letters 5:73-76 click for PDF

McCormick MI (2009) Indirect effects of heterospecific interactions on progeny quality through maternal stress. Oikos 118:744-752 click for PDF

Lemberget T, McCormick MI, Wilson DT (2009) Environmental influences on the replenishment of lizardfish (family Synodontidae) in Caribbean Panama. Coral Reefs DOI 10.1007/s00338-009-0489-5 click for PDF

Lemberget T, McCormick MI (2009) Replenishment success linked to fluctuating asymmetry in larval fish. Oecologia 159:8-93 click for PDF

Holmes TH, McCormick MI (2009) Influence of prey body characteristics and performance on predator selection. Oecologia 159:401-413 click for PDF

Gagliano M, McCormick MI (2009) Hormonally mediated maternal effects shape offspring survival potential in stressful environments. Oecologia 160:657-665 click for PDF  Sup Figure

Feary DA, McCormick MI, Jones GP (2009) Growth of reef fishes in response to live coral cover. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2009.03.002 click for PDF

Donelson JM, Munday PL, McCormick MI (2009) Parental effects on offspring life histories: when are they important? Biology Letters doi:10.1098/rsbl.2008.0642 click for PDF

Penfold R, Grutter AS, Kuris AM, McCormick MI, Jones CM (2008) Interactions between juvenile marine fish and gnathiid isopods: predation as a defence against micropredation. Marine Ecology Progress Series 357:111–119 click for PDF

McCormick MI, Manassa R (2008) Predation risk assessment by olfactory and visual cues in a coral reef fish. Coral Reefs 27:105–113 click for PDF

McCormick MI, Larson JK (2008) Effect of hunger on the response to, and the production of, chemical alarm cues in a coral reef fish. Animal Behaviour 75:1973-1980 click for PDF

Jones DB, Jerry DR, McCormick MI, Bay LK (2008) Development of nine microsatellite markers for Pomacentrus amboinensis. Molecular Ecology Resources doi: 10.1111/j.1755-0998.2008.02295.x click for PDF

Grutter AS, Pickering JL, McCallum H, McCormick MI (2008) Impact of micropredatory gnathiid isopods on young coral reef fishes. Coral Reefs DOI 10.1007/s00338-008-0377-4 click for PDF

Donelson JM, McCormick MI, Munday PL (2008) Parental condition affects early life-history of a coral reef fish. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 360:109-116 click for PDF

Walker SPW, Ryen CA, McCormick MI (2007) Rapid larval growth promotes sex change and growth acceleration in a protogynous hermaphrodite, Parapercis snyderi Jordan & Starks 1905. Journal of Fish Biology 71:1347–1357 click for PDF

Sampey A, McKinnon AD, Meekan MG, McCormick MI (2007) Glimpse into guts: A first overview of the feeding of tropical shorefish larvae. Marine Ecology Progress Series 339:243-257 click for PDF

Munkres KP, Bay LK, Jerry DR, McCormick MI, van Herwerden L (2007) Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for parentage analyses of the coral reef damselfish (Pomacentrus amboinensis: Pomacentridae). Conservation Genetics 8:987–990 click for PDF

McCormick MI, Larson JK (2007) Field verification of the use of chemical alarm cues in a coral reef fish. Coral Reefs 26:571–576 click for PDF

McCormick MI (2007) A little stress goes a long way: parental stress and population replenishment. In: Connell SD, Gillanders BM (eds.) Marine Ecology. Oxford University Press, Melbourne (pp 353)

McCormick MI, Meekan MG (2007) Social facilitation of selective mortality. Ecology 88:1562–1570 click for PDF

Hoey J, McCormick MI, Hoey AS (2007) Influence of depth on sex-specific energy allocation patterns in a tropical reef fish. Coral Reefs 26:603–613 click for PDF

Gagliano M, McCormick MI, Meekan MG (2007) Survival against the odds: ontogenetic changes in selective pressure mediate growth-mortality tradeoffs. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Series B: Biological Sciences 274:1575–1582 click for PDF  Sup Material

Gagliano M, McCormick MI (2007) Compensating in the wild: is flexible growth the key to early juvenile survival? Oikos 116:111-120 click for PDF

Gagliano M, McCormick MI (2007) Maternal condition influences phenotypic selection on offspring. Journal of Animal Ecology 76:174-182 click for PDF

Gagliano M, McCormick MI, Meekan MG (2007) Temperature-induced shifts in selective pressure at a critical developmental transition. Oecologia 152:219–225 click for PDF

Frisch AJ, Walker SPW, McCormick MI, Solomon-Lane TK (2007) Regulation of protogynous sex-change by competition between corticosteroids and androgens: an experimental test using sandperch, Parapercis cylindrica. Hormones and Behaviour 52:540–545 click for PDF

Frisch A, McCormick MI, Pankhurst NW (2007) Reproductive periodicity and steroid hormone profiles in the sex-changing coral-reef fish, Plectropomas leopardus. Coral Reefs 26:189–197 click for PDF

Feary DA, Almany GR, McCormick MI, Jones GP (2007) Habitat choice, recruitment and the response of coral reef fishes to coral degradation. Oecologia 153:727–737 click for PDF

Feary DA, Almany GR, Jones GP, McCormick MI (2007) Coral degradation and the structure of tropical reef fish communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 333:243–248 click for PDF

Almany GR, Peacock LF, Syms C, McCormick MI, Jones GP (2007) Predators target rare prey species in coral-reef fish assemblages. Oecologia 152:751-761 click for PDF 

Smith-Keune C, Jerry DR, Evans BS, McCormick MI, Munday PL, Jones GP (2006) Development and characterization of eight new microsatellite markers for the haremic sandperch, Parapercis cylindrica (Family Pinguipedidae). Molecular Ecology Notes 6:1036 –1038 click for PDF

McCormick MI (2006) Distress a normal part of life for a damsel. Australasian Science 27:29-31  click for PDF

McCormick MI (2006) Mothers matter: crowded reefs lead to stressed mothers and smaller offspring in marine fish. Ecology 87:1104–1109  click for PDF

McCormick MI, Holmes TH (2006) Prey experience of predation influences mortality rates at settlement in a coral reef fish, Pomacentrus amboinensis. Journal of Fish Biology 68:969–974  click for PDF

McCormick MI, Hoey AS (2006) Biological and physical correlates of settlement and survival for a coral reef fish, Pomacentrus amboinensis (Pomacentridae). Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium:425-430  click for PDF

Jones GP, Santana L, McCook LJ, McCormick MI (2006) Resource use and the impact of three herbivorous damselfishes on coral reef communities. Marine Ecology Progress Series 328:215-224  click for PDF

Holmes TH, McCormick MI (2006) Location influences size-selective predation on newly-settled reef fish. Marine Ecology Progress Series 317:203-209  click for PDF

Hoey AS, McCormick MI (2006) Effects of subcutaneous fluorescent tags on the growth and survival of a newly settled coral reef fish, Pomacentrus amboinensis (Pomacentridae). Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reefs Symposium:420-425  click for PDF

Green BS, Anthony KRN, McCormick MI (2006) Position of egg within a clutch is linked to size at hatching in a demersal tropical fish. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 329:144-152  click for PDF

Gagliano M, Kowalewski S, McCormick MI (2006) An alternative method for the preservation of tropical fish larvae in the field. Journal of Fish Biology 68:634-639  click for PDF

 

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