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Reef Check California

Geographic variation in responses of kelp forest communities of the California Current to recent climatic changes

Global Change Biology, September 2020
Authors: Rodrigo Beas‐Luna, Fiorenza Micheli, C. Brock Woodson, Mark Carr, Dan Malone, Jorge Torre, Charles Boch, Jennifer E. Caselle, Matt Edwards, Jan Freiwald, Scott L. Hamilton, Arturo Hernandez, Brenda Konar, Kristy J. Kroeker, Julio Lorda, Gabriela Montaño‐Moctezuma, Guillermo Torres‐Moye

Shifts in the distribution and abundance of coastal marine species along the eastern Pacific Ocean during marine heatwaves from 2013 to 2018

Marine Biodiversity Records, July 2019
Authors: Steve I. Lonhart, Rikke Jeppesen, Rodrigo Beas-Luna, Jeffrey A. Crooks & Julio Lorda

Geographic variation in demography of black perch (Embiotoca jacksoni): Effects of density, food availability, predation, and fishing

Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, July 2019
Authors: Darren W.Johnson, Brian S. Stirling, Janelle Paz, Darien R. Satterfield

Sonoma-Mendocino Bull Kelp Recovery Plan

Plan for the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, April 2019
Authors: R. Hohman, S. Hutto, C. Catton, and F. Koe

A mass-balanced food web model for a kelp forest ecosystem near its southern distributional limit in the northern hemisphere

Food Webs, December 2018
Authors: Ainoa Vilalta-Navas, Rodrigo Beas-Luna, Luis E. Calderon-Aguilera, Lydia Ladah, Fiorenza Micheli, Villy Christensen, Jorge Torre

Citizen science monitoring of marine protected areas: Case studies and recommendations for integration into monitoring programs

Marine Ecology, May 2018
Authors: Jan Freiwald, Ryan Meyer, Jennifer E. Caselle, Carol A. Blanchette, Kevin Hovel, Doug Neilson, Jenifer Dugan, Jessica Altstatt, Karina Nielsen, Julie Bursek

Biogeographic patterns of communities across diverse marine ecosystems in southern California

Marine Ecology, May 2018
Authors: Jeremy T. Claisse, Carol A. Blanchette, Jenifer E. Dugan, Jonathan P. Williams, Jan Freiwald, Daniel J. Pondella II, Nicholas K. Schooler, David M. Hubbard, Kathryn Davis, Laurel A. Zahn, Chelsea M. Williams, Jennifer E. Caselle

Reef Check California: Citizen Scientist monitoring of rocky reefs and kelp forests: Creating a baseline for California’s North Coast MPAs

Report to California Sea Grant (Project # R/MPA-34, Grant # C0100100), May 2017
Authors: Jan Freiwald, Anna Neumann

Long-Term Studies Contribute Disproportionately to Ecology and Policy

BioScience, March 2017
Authors: Brent B. Hughes, Rodrigo Beas-Luna, Allison K. Barner, Kimberly Brewitt, Daniel R. Brumbaugh, Elizabeth B. Cerny-Chipman, Sarah L. Close, Kyle E. Coblentz, Kristin L. de Nesnera, Sarah T. Drobnitch, Jared D. Figurski, Becky Focht, Maya Friedman, Jan Freiwald, Kristen K. Heady, Walter N. Heady, Annaliese Hettinger, Angela Johnson, Kendra A. Karr, Brenna Mahoney, Monica M. Moritsch, Ann-Marie K. Osterback, Jessica Reimer, Jonathan Robinson, Tully Rohrer, Jeremy M. Rose, Megan Sabal, Leah M. Segui, Chenchen Shen, Jenna Sullivan, Rachel Zuercher, Peter T. Raimondi, Bruce A. Menge, Kirsten Grorud-Colvert, Mark Novak, Mark H. Carr

Northward range extension of the crowned sea urchin (Centrostephanus coronatus) to Monterey Bay, California

California Fish and Game, May 2016
Authors: Jan Freiwald, Colleen J. Wisniewski, Dan Abbott

Genetic diversity affects the strength of population regulation in a marine fish

Ecology, March 2016
Authors: D. W. Johnson, J. Freiwald, G. Bernardi

Perspectives in marine citizen science

Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education, March 2016
Authors: Michael Bear

Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Condition Report Partial Update: A New Assessment of the State of Sanctuary Resources 2015

U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of National Marine Sanctuaries, December 2015
Authors: Office of National Marine Sanctuaries

Range expansion of a non-native, invasive macroalga Sargassum horneri (Turner) C. Agardh, 1820 in the eastern Pacific

BioInvasions Records, October 2015
Authors: Lindsay M. Marks, Paulina Salinas-Ruiz, Daniel C. Reed, Sally J. Holbrook, Carolynn S. Culver, John M. Engle, David J. Kushner, Jennifer E. Caselle, Jan Freiwald, Jonathan P. Williams, Jayson R. Smith, Luis E. Aguilar-Rosas and Nikolas J. Kaplanis

Status of Rocky Reef Ecosystems in California 2006 – 2011

Reef Check Foundation, 2013
Authors: Jan Freiwald, Megan Wehrenberg, Colleen Wisniewski, Gregor Hodgson

Evidence That Marine Reserves Enhance Resilience to Climatic Impacts

PLoS ONE, July 2012
Authors: Fiorenza Micheli , Andrea Saenz-Arroyo, Ashley Greenley, Leonardo Vazquez, Jose Antonio Espinoza Montes, Marisa Rossetto, Giulio A. De Leo

Comparing volunteer and professionally collected monitoring data from the rocky subtidal reefs of Southern California, USA

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, July 2011
Authors: David J. Gillett, Daniel J. Pondella II, Jan Freiwald, Kenneth C. Schiff, Jennifer E. Caselle, Craig Shuman, Stephen B. Weisberg

Reef Check California 2006-2007: Citizen Monitoring to Improve Marine Conservation

Reef Check Foundation, 2008
Authors: Craig Shuman, Colleen Wisniewski, William Golden, Chris Knight, Jenny Mihaly, Gregor Hodgson

Reef Check Tropical

Synergic effect of global thermal anomalies and local dredging activities on coral reefs of the Maldives

Marine Pollution Bulletin, November 2020
Authors: Irene Pancrazi, Hassan Ahmed, Carlo Cerrano, Monica Montefalcone

Co-Management as a Successful Strategy for Marine Conservation

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, July 2020
Authors: William Voorberg and Reinout Van der Veer

Gili Shark Conservation Technical Report 2019

January 2020
Authors: Raditya Andrean Saputra

Coral Reef Monitoring, Reef Assessment Technologies, and Ecosystem-Based Management

Frontiers in Marine Science, September 2019
Authors: David O. Obura, Greta Aeby, Natchanon Amornthammarong, Ward Appeltans, Nicholas Bax, Joe Bishop, Russell E. Brainard, Samuel Chan, Pamela Fletcher, Timothy A. C. Gordon, Lew Gramer, Mishal Gudka, John Halas, James Hendee, Gregor Hodgson, Danwei Huang, Mike Jankulak, Albert Jones, Tadashi Kimura, Joshua Levy, Patricia Miloslavich, Loke Ming Chou, Frank Muller-Karger, Kennedy Osuka, Melita Samoilys, Stephen D. Simpson, Karenne Tun and Supin Wongbusarakum

Evidence of coral bleaching avoidance, resistance and recovery in the Maldives during the 2016 mass-bleaching event

Marine Ecology Progress Series, September 2019
Authors: Benjamin Cowburn, Charlotte Moritz, Gabriel Grimsditch, Jean-Luc Solandt

Stock estimation, species composition and biodiversity of target reef fishes in the lesser Sunda-Banda Seascape (East Flores, Alor and South West Maluku regencies), Indonesia

IOP Conf. Series: Earth and Environmental Science, 2019
Authors: F Setiawan, Muhidin, S Agustina, J Pingkan, Estradivari, S A Tarigan, E Muttaqin, T Wijanarko, Khaifin, N Wisesa, A Y Retrawimbi, H Akhrari, S Sadewa

The status of coral reefs and seagrass meadows in the Kep Archipelago, Cambodia (pp 24-39)

Cambodian Journal of Natural History, June 2019
Authors: A.E.A. Reid, A. Haissoune & P. Ferber

End of Year report: International Year of the Reef 2018

International Coral Reef Initiative, June 2019
Authors: C. Rumsey and F. Staub, (Eds.).

A global analysis of coral bleaching over the past two decades

Nature Communications, March 2019
Authors: S. Sully, D. E. Burkepile, M. K. Donovan, G. Hodgson, R. van Woesik

Making waves: Marine citizen science for impact

Frontiers in Marine Science, May 2017
Authors: Marie-Lise Schläppy, Jennifer Loder, Jodi Salmond, Alexandra Lea, Angela J. Dean and Chris M. Roelfsema

Reliability and utility of citizen science reef monitoring data collected by Reef Check Australia, 2002–2015

Marine Pollution Bulletin, April 2017
Authors: Terence Done, Chris Roelfsema, Andrew Harvey, Laura Schuller, Jocelyn Hill, Marie-LiseSchläppy, Alexandra Lea, Anne Bauer-Civiello, Jennifer Loder

Tropical dead zones and mass mortalities on coral reefs

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, April 2017
Authors: Andrew H. Altieri, Seamus B. Harrison, Janina Seemann, Rachel Collin, Robert J. Diaz, Nancy Knowlton

Baseline reef health surveys at Bangka Island (North Sulawesi, Indonesia) reveal new threats

PeerJ, October 2016
Authors: Massimo Ponti​, Francesca Fratangeli, Nicolò Dondi, Marco Segre Reinach, Clara Serra, Michael J. Sweet

A Citizen Science Approach: A Detailed Ecological Assessment of Subtropical Reefs at Point Lookout, Australia

PLoS ONE, October 2016
Authors: Chris Roelfsema, Ruth Thurstan, Maria Beger, Christine Dudgeon, Jennifer Loder, Eva Kovacs, Michele Gallo, Jason Flower, K-le Gomez Cabrera, Juan Ortiz, Alexandra Lea, Diana Kleine

Current status of coral reefs in Tioman Island, Peninsular Malaysia

Turkish Journal of Zoology, September 2016
Authors: Shahbudin Saad, Fikri Akmal Khodzori, Faris Salleh, Normawaty Mohammad Noor, Yukinori Mukai

Bridging for better conservation fit in Indonesia’s coastal-marine systems

Frontiers in Marine Science, June 2016
Authors: Samantha Berdej and Derek Armitage

Citizens & Reef Science: A Celebration of Reef Check Australia’s volunteer reef monitoring, education and conservation programs 2001-2014

Reef Check Australia, 2015
Authors: J. Loder, T. Done, A. Lea, A. Bauer, J. Salmond, J. Hill, L. Galway, E. Kovacs, J. Roberts, M. Walker, S. Mooney, A. Pribyl, M.L.Schläppy

Comparing monitoring data collected by volunteers and professionals shows that citizen scientists can detect long-term change on coral reefs

Journal for Nature Conservation, April 2015
Authors: Graham Forrester, Patricia Baily, Dennis Conetta, Linda Forrester, Elizabeth Kintzing, Lianna Jareckie

Indirect effects of overfishing on Caribbean reefs: sponges overgrow reef-building corals

PeerJ, April 2015
Authors: Tse-Lynn Loh, Steven E. McMurray, Timothy P. Henkel, Jan Vicente, Joseph R. Pawlik​

Thresholds in Caribbean coral reefs: Implications for ecosystem-based fishery management

Journal of Applied Ecology, December 2014
Authors: Kendra A. Karr, Rod Fujita, Benjamin S. Halpern, Carrie V. Kappel, Larry Crowder, Kimberly A. Selkoe, Pedro M. Alcolado, Doug Rader

Assessing habitat risk from human activities to inform coastal and marine spatial planning: a demonstration in Belize

Environmental Research Letters, 2014
Authors: Katie K Arkema, Gregory Verutes, Joanna R Bernhardt, Chantalle Clarke, Samir Rosado, Maritza Canto, Spencer A Wood, Mary Ruckelshaus, Amy Rosenthal, Melanie McField, Joann de Zegher

Reef communities after the 2010 mass coral bleaching at Racha Yai Island in the Andaman Sea and Koh Tao in the Gulf of Thailand

Phuket Marine Biological Center Research Bulletin, 2012
Authors: Suchana Chavanich, Voranop Viyakarn, Paul Adams, Joel Klammer, Nathan Cook

Episodic heterogeneous decline and recovery of coral cover in the Indian Ocean

Coral Reefs, June 2011
Authors: M. Ateweberhan, T. R. McClanahan, N. A. J. Graham, C. R. C. Sheppard

2010 Annual Report, Reef Check Foundation Indonesia

Reef Check Indonesia, 2011
Authors: J. Sartin, D. Purwita, D. Sri and R.H. Pamungkas

Reefs at Risk Revisted

World Resources Institute, 2011
Authors: L. Burke, K. Reytar, M. Spalding and A. Perry

Caribbean Corals in Crisis: Record Thermal Stress, Bleaching, and Mortality in 2005

PLoS ONE, November 2010
Authors: C. Mark Eakin, Jessica A. Morgan, Scott F. Heron, Tyler B. Smith, Gang Liu, et al.

Community Sustainable Management of La Caleta National Marine Park

Reef Check Dominican Republic Foundation, 2010
Authors: R.E. Torres and V. Ulloa

Coastal Capital: Dominican Republic. Case studies on the economic value of coastal ecosystems in the Dominican Republic

World Resources Institute, 2010
Authors: J. Wielgus, E. Cooper, R. Torres and L. Burke

Regional spatio-temporal trends in Caribbean coral reef benthic communities

Marine Ecology Progress Series, March 2010
Authors: VGW Schutte, Elizabeth R Selig, John F Bruno

A Global Analysis of the Effectiveness of Marine Protected Areas in Preventing Coral Loss

PLoS ONE, February 2010
Authors: Elizabeth R. Selig, John F. Bruno

Foraminiferal assemblage and reef check census in coral reef health monitoring of East Brazilian margin

Marine Micropaleontology, October 2009
Authors: Cátia Fernandes Barbosa, Martina de Freitas Prazeres, Beatrice Padovani Ferreira, José Carlos Sícoli Seoane

Assessing evidence of phase shifts from coral to macroalgal dominance on coral reefs

Ecology, June 2009
Authors: John F. Bruno, Hugh Sweatman, William F. Precht, Elizabeth R. Selig, Virginia G.W. Schutte

Evaluation of the effectiveness of three underwater reef fish monitoring methods in Fiji

Biodiversity and Conservation, May 2009
Authors: Marc Léopold, A. Cakacaka, S. Meo, J. Sikolia, D. Lecchini

Patterns of recovery from the 1998 coral bleaching event and MPA performance in the Maldives

Marine Conservation Society, 2009
Authors: J.L. Solandt, R. Bryning, H. Whiteley, C. Wood, J. England, and B. Beukers-Stewart

First record of the Indo-Pacific red lionfish Pterois volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) for the Dominican Republic

Aquatic Invasions, July 2008
Authors: Kelvin A. Guerrero, Ángel Luís Franco

One-Third of Reef-Building Corals Face Elevated Extinction Risk from Climate Change and Local Impacts

Science Express. July 2008
Authors: Kent E. Carpenter, Muhammad Abrar, Greta Aeby, Richard B. Aronson, Stuart Banks, Andrew Bruckner, Angel Chiriboga, Jorge Cortés, J. Charles Delbeek, Lyndon DeVantier, Graham J. Edgar, Alasdair J. Edwards, Douglas Fenner, Héctor M. Guzmán, Bert W. Hoeksema, Gregor Hodgson, Ofri Johan, Wilfredo Y. Licuanan, Suzanne R. Livingstone, Edward R. Lovell, Jennifer A. Moore, David O. Obura, Domingo Ochavillo, Beth A. Polidoro, William F. Precht, Miledel C. Quibilan, Clarissa Reboton, Zoe T. Richards, Alex D. Rogers, Jonnell Sanciangco, Anne Sheppard, Charles Sheppard, Jennifer Smith, Simon Stuart, Emre Turak, John E. N. Veron, Carden Wallace, Ernesto Weil, Elizabeth Wood

Reefs at risk in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia – status and outlook

Proceedings of the 11th International Coral Reef Symposium, July 2008
Authors: Abigail Moore, Samliok Ndobe

Theme section on “Ocean Acidification and Coral Reefs”

Coral Reefs, June 2008
Authors: K. E. Fabricius

Status of the Mesoamerican Reef after the 2005 coral bleaching event

Status of Caribbean Coral Reefs after Bleaching and Hurricanes in 2005, 2008
Authors: Melanie McField, Nadia Bood, Ana Fonseca, Alejandro Arrivillaga, Albert Franquesa Rinos, Rosa Maria Loreto Viruel

Status of Coral Reefs of the World: 2008

Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network, 2008
Authors: C. Wilkinson

Maldives Reef Survey – June 13-30th 2008

Marine Conservation Society, 2008
Authors: J.L. Solandt and C. Wood

Assessment of the status of Kalawy Bay’s fringing reef, Safaga, Egypt

Reef Check Germany, 2008
Authors: Reef Check Germany e.V.

2008 Expedition Report: Diving the Caribbean to safeguard the coral reef of the Cayos Cochinos marine protected area, Honduras

Biosphere Expeditions, 2009
Authors: J. Shrives, M. Aronne, V. Teos, K. Wilden and M. Hammer

2007 Expedition Report: Diving the Caribbean to safeguard the coral reef of the Cayos Cochinos marine protected area, Honduras

Biosphere Expeditions, 2007
Authors: J. Shrives, I. Bonilla-Mejía, K. Wilden and M. Hammer

Tsunami Impacts in Aceh Province and North Sumatra, Indonesia

Atoll Research Bulletin, July 2007
Authors: Annelise B. Hagan, Robert Foster, Nishan Perera, Cipto Aji Gunawan, Ivan Silaban, Yunaldi Yaha, Yan Manuputty, Ibnu Hazam, Gregor Hodgson

A Decade of Reef Check Monitoring: Indonesian Coral Reefs, Condition and Trends

The Indonesian Reef Check Network, 2007
Authors: H. Habibi, N. Setiasih, and J. Sartin

The status of coral reefs in Brazil

Proceedings of 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, June 2006
Authors: Beatrice Ferreira, Clovis Barreira e Castro, M. Maida, D.O. Pires, T.M. Damico, A.P.L. Prates, D. Marx

Evaluating benthic survey techniques for validating maps of coral reefs derived from remotely sensed images

Proceedings of the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium, June 2006
Authors: Chris M. Roelfsema, Stuart R. Phinn, Karen E. Joyce

Coral Reef Impacts of the 2005 Caribbean Bleaching Event

Reef Check Foundation, 2006
Authors: Cori Kane

Tsunami and Earthquake Damage to Coral Reefs of Aceh, Indonesia

Reef Check Foundation, 2006
Authors: G. Hodgson and D. Ochavillo

MAQTRAC Marine Aquarium Trade Coral Reef Monitoring Protocol Field Manual

Reef Check Foundation, 2006
Authors: G. Hodgson and D. Ochavillo

Population impacts of collecting sea anemones and anemonefish for the marine aquarium trade in the Philippines

Coral Reefs, September 2005
Authors: Craig S. Shuman, Gregor Hodgson, Richard F. Ambrose

Status of the Coral Reefs at the Cocos (Keeling) Islands: A report on the status of the marine community at Cocos (Keeling) Islands, East Indian Ocean, 1997–2005

Australian Government, Department of the Environment and Heritage, 2005
Authors: Australian Government, Department of the Environment and Heritage

Reef Check – Eastern Caribbean Project

The Coastal Zone Management Unit, 2005
Authors: A. Miller and The Coastal Zone Management Unit

Monitoring and evaluation of reef protected areas by local fishers in the Philippines: tightening the adaptive management cycle

Biodiversity and Conservation, November 2004
Authors: A.J. Uychiaoco, H.O. Arceo, S.J. Green, M.T. De la Cruz, P.A. Gaite, P.M. Aliño

Reef Check Data Reveals Rapid Recovery from Coral Bleaching in the Mamanucas, Fiji

Silliman Journal, 2003
Authors: S.P. Harding, J.L. Solandt, R. C. J. Walker, D. Walker, J. Taylor, S. Haycock, M. T. Davis, P. S. Raines

The Global Coral Reef Crisis: Trends and Solutions

Reef Check, 2002
Authors: G. Hodgson and J. Liebeler

Iranian coral reefs status with particular reference to Kish Island, Persian Gulf

Proceedings of International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) regional workshop for the Indian Ocean, Maputo, Mozambique, November 2001
Authors: Seyed Mohammad Reza Fatemi, Mohammad Reza Shokri

Reef Check: The First Step in Community-Based Management

Bulletin of Marine Science, September 2001
Authors: Gregor Hodgson

Reef Check Philippines: Building Capacity for Community-Based Monitoring

ICRI Regional Workshop for East Asia, 2001
Authors: L.J. Raymundo and M. Ross

Reef Check 2000 Surveys in Bahrain, Arabian Gulf

Directorate of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Ministry of Works and Agriculture, State of Bahrain, 2000
Authors: K.R. Uwate, H. Bader, M. Torabi, S. Bailey and P Keenan

Comparison between complex and simple reef survey techniques using volunteers: is the effort justified?

Proceedings 9 "' International Coral Reef Symposium, Bali, Indonesia 23-27 October 2000
Authors: S. Harding, C. Lowery and S. Oakley

The corals at Con Dao Archipelago(South Vietnam): Before, during and after the bleaching event in 1998

Proceedings of the Ninth International Coral Reef Symposium, October 2000
Authors: Vo Si Tuan

Coral Reef Monitoring and Management Using Reef Check

Integrated Coastal Zone Management, January 2000
Authors: Gregor Hodgson

A Global Assessment of Human Effects on Coral Reefs

Marine Pollution Bulletin, May 1999
Authors: Gregor Hodgson

Coral Reefs and the 1997-1998 Mass Bleaching and Mortality

Nature & Resources, April 1999
Authors: Clive Wilkinson, Gregor Hodgson

Ecological and Socioeconomic Impacts of 1998 Coral Mortality in the Indian Ocean: An ENSO Impact and a Warning of Future Change?

Ambio, March 1999
Authors: C. Wilkinson, O. Linden, H. Cesar, G. Hodgson, J. Rubens, A.E. Strong

Paradise Lost: How Marine Science failed the world’s coral reefs

Marine and Freshwater Research, 1999
Authors: Michael J. Risk

What is the Purpose of Monitoring Coral Reefs in Hawaii?

Proceedings of the Hawaii Coral Reef Monitoring Workshop - A tool for management. June 9-11, 1998
Authors: Gregor Hodgson

Using Reef Check for long-term coral reef monitoring in Hawaii

Proceedings of the Hawaii Coral Reef Monitoring Workshop - A tool for management. June 9-11, 1998
Authors: Gregor Hodgson and C.M. Stepath

Annual Reports

Other Publications

Marine Education: Learning Evaluations

Current: The Journal of Marine Education, 2007

Authors: Carl M. Stepath

Getting the most from the Media

Proceedings from the 7th International Coral Reef Symposium, 1992

Authors: Gregor Hodgson