Peer-reviewed journals:

Ford A., J.-B. Jouffray, A. Norström, B.R. Moore, M.M. Nugues, G. Williams, S. Bejarano, F. Magron, C. Wild & S.C.A. Ferse (2020): Local human impacts disrupt relationships between benthic reef assemblages and environmental predictors. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:794. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.571115.

Aswani* S., S.C.A. Ferse*, M. Stäbler & C. Chong-Montenegro (2020): Detecting change in local ecological knowledge: an application of an index of taxonomic distinctness to an ethnoichthyological classification in the Solomon Islands. Ecological Indicators 119:106865. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106865. (*shared first authorship)

Prinz N., R. Story, S. Lyon, S.C.A. Ferse* & S. Bejarano* (2020): To feed or not to feed? Coral reef fish responses to artificial feeding and stakeholder perceptions in the Aitutaki Lagoon, Cook Islands. Frontiers in Marine Science 7:145. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2020.00145. (*shared senior authorship)

Bejarano S., S. Pardede, S.J. Campbell, A. Hoey & S.C.A. Ferse (2019): Herbivorous fish rise as a destructive fishing practice falls in an Indonesian marine national park. Ecological Applications 29(8):e01981. DOI: 10.1002/eap.1981.

McAndrews R.S., A. Eich, A.K. Ford, S. Bejarano, R.R. Lal & S.C.A. Ferse (2019): Algae sediment dynamics are mediated by herbivorous fishes on a nearshore coral reef. Coral Reefs 38(3):431-441. DOI: 10.1007/s00338-019-01780-1.

Eich A., A.K. Ford, M. Nugues, R.S. McAndrews, C. Wild & S.C.A. Ferse (2019): Positive association between epiphytes and competitiveness of the brown algal genus Lobophora against corals. PeerJ 7:e6380. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6380.

Rohe J.R., A. Schlüter, H. Govan & S.C.A. Ferse (2019): A legal pluralism perspective on coastal fisheries governance in two Pacific Island countries. Marine Policy 100:90-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.marpol.2018.11.020.

Rohe J.R., A. Schlüter & S.C.A. Ferse (2018): A gender lens on women’s harvesting activities and interactions with local marine governance in a South Pacific fishing community. Maritime Studies 17:155-162. DOI: 10.1007/s40152-018-0106-8.

Cinner J.E., E. Maire, C. Huchery, M. A. MacNeil, N. A. J. Graham, C. Mora, T. R. McClanahan, M. L. Barnes, J. N. Kittinger, C. C. Hicks, S. D’Agata, A. Hoey, G. G. Gurney, D. A. Feary, I. Williams, M. Kulbicki, L. Vigliola, L. Wantiez, G. J. Edgar, R. D. Stuart-Smith, S. A. Sandin, A. Green, M. J. Hardt, M. Beger, A. Friedlander, S. K. Wilson, E. Brokovich, A. J. Brooks, J. J. Cruz-Motta, D. J. Booth, P. Chabanet, C. Gough, M. Tupper, S. C. A. Ferse, U. R. Sumaila, S. Pardede & D. Mouillot (2018): The gravity of human impacts mediates coral reef conservation gains. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 115:E6116-E6125. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1708001115.

Lee S., A.K. Ford, S. Mangubhai, C. Wild & S.C.A. Ferse (2018): Effects of sandfish (Holothuria scabra) removal on shallow-water sediments in Fiji. PeerJ 6:e4773. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.4773.

Ford A.K., S. Bejarano, M.M. Nugues, P.M. Visser, S. Albert & S.C.A. Ferse (2018): Reefs under Siege—the Rise, Putative Drivers, and Consequences of Benthic Cyanobacterial Mats. Frontiers in Marine Science 5, 18. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00018.

Aswani S., X. Basurto, S.C.A. Ferse, M. Glaser, L. Campbell, J.E. Cinner, T. Dalton, L.D. Jenkins, M.L. Miller, R. Pollnac, I. Vaccaro & P. Christie (2018): Marine resource management and conservation in the Anthropocene. Environmental Conservation 45(2)192-202. DOI: 10.1017/S0376892917000431.

Ford A.K., A. Eich, R.S. McAndrews, S. Mangubhai, M.M. Nugues, S. Bejarano, B.R. Moore, C. Rico, C. Wild & S.C.A. Ferse (2018): Evaluation of coral reef management effectiveness using conventional versus resilience-based metrics. Ecological Indicators 85:308-317. DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.10.002.

Rohe J.R., S. Aswani, A. Schlüter & S.C.A. Ferse (2017): Multiple Drivers of Local (Non-) Compliance in Community-Based Marine Resource Management: Case Studies from the South Pacific. Frontiers in Marine Science 4:172. DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2017.00172

Ford A.K., N. van Hoytema, B.R. Moore, L. Pandihau, C. Wild & S.C.A. Ferse (2017): Sedimentary oxygen consumption indicates that sewage input from small islands drives benthic community shifts on overfished reefs in Papua New Guinea. Environmental Conservation. DOI: 10.1017/S0376892917000054.

Bejarano S., J.-B. Jouffray, I. Chollett, R. Allen, G. Roff, A. Marshell, R. Steneck, S.C.A. Ferse* & P. Mumby* (2017): The shape of success in a turbulent world: wave exposure filtering of coral reef herbivory. Functional Ecology. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2435.12828. (*shared senior authorship)

Casella E., A. Collin, D. Harris, S.C.A. Ferse, S. Bejarano, V. Parravicini, J.L. Hench & A. Rovere (2017): Mapping coral reefs using consumer-grade drones and structure from motion photogrammetry techniques. Coral Reefs 36(1):269-275. DOI: 10.1007/s00338-016-1522-0.

Cinner J.E., C. Huchery, M.A. MacNeil, N.A.J. Graham, T.R. McClanahan, J. Maina, E. Maire, J.N. Kittinger, C.C. Hicks, C. Mora, E.H. Allison, S. D’Agata, A. Hoey, D.A. Feary, L. Crowder, I.D. Williams, M. Kulbicki, L. Vigliola, L. Wantiez, G. Edgar, R.D. Stuart-Smith, S.A. Sandin, A.L. Green, M.J. Hardt, M. Beger, A. Friedlander, S.J. Campbell, K.E. Holmes, S.K. Wilson, E. Brokovich, A.J. Brooks, J.J. Cruz-Motta, D.J. Booth, P. Chabanet, C. Gough, M. Tupper, S.C.A. Ferse, U.R. Sumaila & D. Mouillot (2016): Bright spots among the world’s coral reefs. Nature 535: 416-419. DOI: 10.1038/nature18607.

Puk L., S.C.A. Ferse & C. Wild (2016): Patterns and trends in coral reef macroalgae browsing – a review of browsing herbivorous fishes of the Indo-Pacific. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 26(1): 53-70. DOI: 10.1007/s11160-015-9412-z.

Plass-Johnson J.G., M.H. Taylor, A.A.A. Husain, M.C. Teichberg & S.C.A. Ferse (2016): Non-random variability in functional composition of coral reef fish communities along an environmental gradient. PLoS ONE 11(4): e0154014. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0154014.

Ford A.K., S. Bejarano, A. Marshell & P.J. Mumby (2016) Linking the biology and ecology of key herbivorous unicornfish to fisheries management in the Pacific. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 26(4): 790-805. DOI: 10.1002/aqc.2623.

Other publications:

Lee S., A. Ford, S. Mangubhai, C. Wild & S.C.A. Ferse (2018): Length-weight relationship, movement rates, and in situ spawning observations of Holothuria scabra (sandfish) in Fiji. SPC Bêche-de-mer Information Bulletin 38:11-14.

Lee S., S.C.A. Ferse, A.K. Ford, C. Wild & S. Mangubhai (2017): Effect of sea cucumber density on the health of reef-flat sediments. In: Fiji’s Sea Cucumber Fishery: Advances in Science for Improved Management (eds. Mangubhai S, Lalavanua W, Purcell SW). pp 54-61. Wildlife Conservation Society, Suva, Fiji. Available to download.


Aswani S., S.C.A. Ferse (2020): Solomon Islands Local Ecological Knowledge of Marine Fishes 2014-2015, names and characteristics per group. PANGAEA,

Aswani S., S.C.A. Ferse (2020): Solomon Islands Local Ecological Knowledge of Marine Fishes 2014-2015, classification of characteristics. PANGAEA,

Ferse, S.C.A, S. Aswani (2020): Solomon Islands Folk Taxonomy of Fish Species. PANGAEA,

Lee S., A.K. Ford, S. Mangubai, C. Wild & S.C.A. Ferse (2017): Effects of sandfish (Holothuria scabra) removal on shallow-water sediments in Fiji.

Lee S., A.K. Ford, S. Mangubai, C. Wild & S.C.A. Ferse (2017): Sediment turnover potential by sea cucumbers measured in-situ at Natuvu, Wailevu East, Vanua Levu, Fiji.

Lee S., A.K. Ford, S. Mangubai, C. Wild & S.C.A. Ferse (2017): In-situ sedimentary oxygen consumption, sea water temperature, and salinity at the study site at Natuvu, Wailevu East, Vanua Levu, Fiji.

Lee S., A.K. Ford, S. Mangubai, C. Wild & S.C.A. Ferse (2017): Oxygen penetration depth into sediment of enclosures.

Lee S., A.K. Ford, S. Mangubai, C. Wild & S.C.A. Ferse (2017): Rainfall recorded at nearest weather station Natuvu, Wailevu East, Vanua Levu, Fiji.

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