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Researcher: Leis, JM (Dr Jeff Leis)

Fields of Research

Marine and Estuarine Ecology (incl. Marine Ichthyology)
Climate Change Processes
Ecological Physiology
Animal Systematics and Taxonomy

Research Objectives

Marine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Climate Change Adaptation Measures
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Coastal and Estuarine Environments
Coastal and Estuarine Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
Fisheries - Recreational
Ecosystem Adaptation to Climate Change
Ecosystem Assessment and Management of Marine Environments

Career Best Publications

Does fish larval dispersal differ between high and low latitudes?; Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences
How Nemo finds home: the neuroecology of dispersal and of population connectivity in larvae of marine fishes; Integrative and Comparative Biology
Ontogeny of in situ behaviours relevant to dispersal and population connectivity in larvae of coral-reef fishes; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Ontogeny of behaviour in larvae of marine demersal fishes; Ichthyological Research
Orientation of fish larvae in situ is consistent among locations, years and methods, but varies with time of day; Marine Ecology Progress Series

Research Publications

In situ orientation of fish larvae can vary among regions; Marine Ecology - Progress Series
A coral-reef fish with large, fast, conspicuous larvae and small, cryptic adults (Teleostei: Apogonidae); Copeia
A database of marine larval fish assemblages in Australian temperate and subtropical waters; Scientific Data
Auditory and olfactory abilities of larvae of the Indo-Pacific coral trout Plectropomus leopardus (Lacepède) at settlement; Journal of Fish Biology
Auditory sensitivity in settlement-stage larvae of coral reef fishes; Coral Reefs
Behavior of larval butterflyfishes (Teleostei: Chaetodontidae) at settlement on coral reefs; Copeia
Behaviour and Settlement; Manual of Recommended Practices for Modelling Physical-Biological Interactions During Fish Early Life
Chapter 249: Family Diodontidae: Porcupinefishes; The Fishes of New Zealand
Chapters 11 Atheriniformes; 12 Beloniformes; 13 Stephanoberyciformes; 14 Beryciformes; 16 Perciformes: Percoidei, Labroidei, Acanthuroidei, Scombroidei, Stromateoidei; 18 Tetraodontiformes: Balistidae, Tetraodontidae; Identification of Eggs and Larvae of Marine Fishes
Climate change and coral reef connectivity; Coral Reefs
Definition of connectivity and scope of connectivity models; Manual of Recommended Practices for Modelling Physical-Biological Interactions During Fish Early Life
Development of morphology and swimming in larvae of a coral-reef fish, the royal gramma, Gramma loreto (Grammatidae: Teleostei); Scientia Marina
Diodontidae: Porcupine fishes (burrfishes, spiny puffers); The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic
Do human activities influence survival and orientation abilities of larval fishes in the ocean?; Integrative Zoology
Do tiny fish rule the reefs? Covert fish larvae may serve as crucial cuisine in coral reef ecosystems; Science
Does fish larval dispersal differ between high and low latitudes?; Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences
Estimating connectivity in marine fish populations: what works best?; Oceanography and Marine Biology
How Nemo finds home: the neuroecology of dispersal and of population connectivity in larvae of marine fishes; Integrative and Comparative Biology
Is dispersal of larval reef fishes passive?; Ecology of Fishes on Coral Reefs
Larvae of Belonepterygion fasciolatum (Plesiopidae: Acanthoclininae); Records of the Australian Museum.
Larval development in the lutjanid subfamily Lutjaninae (Pisces): the Indo-Pacific genus Pinjalo; Zootaxa
Larval development of the Common Ponyfish, Leiognathus equulus (Teleostei: Leiognathidae); Ichthyological Research
Management under uncertainty: guide-lines for incorporating connectivity into the protection of coral reefs; Coral Reefs
Onshore-offshore distribution and abundance of tuna larvae (Pisces: Scombridae: Thunnini) in near-reef waters of the Coral Sea; Fishery Bulletin
Ontogenetic and interspecific variation in hearing ability in marine fish larvae; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Ontogenetic milestones of chemotactic behaviour reflect innate species-specific response to habitat cues in larval fish; Animal Behaviour
Ontogeny of in situ behaviours relevant to dispersal and population connectivity in larvae of coral-reef fishes; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Ontogeny of behaviour in larvae of marine demersal fishes; Ichthyological Research
Ontogeny of behaviour relevant to dispersal and connectivity in the larvae of two non-reef demersal, tropical fish species; Marine and Freshwater Research
Ontogeny of swimming ability in the European Sea Bass Dicentrarchus labrax (Teleostei: Moronidae); Marine Biology Research
Orientation of fish larvae in situ is consistent among locations, years and methods, but varies with time of day; Marine Ecology Progress Series
Paradigm lost: ocean acidification will overturn the concept of larval-fish biophysical dispersal
Pelagic Larval Duration; Manual of Recommended Practices for Modelling Physical-Biological Interactions During Fish Early Life
Pelagic to demersal transition in a coral-reef fish, the orbicular batfish Platax orbicularis; Journal of Fish Biology
Phylogenetic position of the fish genera Lobotes, Datnioides and Hapalogenys, with a reappraisal of acanthuriform composition and relationships based on adult and larval morphology; Zootaxa
Presettlement schooling behaviour of a priacanthid, the Purplespotted Bigeye Priacanthus tayenus (Priacanthidae: Teleostei); Environmental Biology of Fishes
Recruitment hotspots boost the effectiveness of no-take marine reserves; Biological Conservation
Settlement behaviour of larvae of the Stripey Snapper, Lutjanus carponotatus (Teleostei: Lutjanidae); Environmental Biology of Fishes
Successful validation of a larval dispersal model using genetic parentage data; PLoS Biology
Swimming ability and its rapid decrease at settlement in wrasse larvae (Teleostei: Labridae); Marine Biology
Swimming Speeds in Larval Fishes: From Escaping Predators to the Potential for Long Distance Migration; Fish Locomotions: An Eco-ethological Perspective
Taxonomy and systematics of larval Indo-Pacific fishes: a review of progress since 1981; Ichthyological Research
The pelagic larva of the Midnight Snapper, Macolor macularis (Teleostei: Lutjanidae); Records of the Australian Museum
Understanding interactions between plasticity, adaptation and range shifts in response to marine environmental change; Royal Society of London. Philosophical Transactions. Biological Sciences
With a little help from my friends: group orientation by larvae of a coral reef fish; PLoS ONE

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision