Research Reports

Proceedings of FishAdapt: A Global Conference on Climate Change Adaptation for Fisheries and Aquaculture

Johnson J, De Young C, Bahri T, Soto D, Virapat C (Editors)

Food & Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings No. 61. Rome, Italy.

Climate change impacts, vulnerabilities and adaptations: Western and Central Pacific Ocean marine fisheries

Bell JD, Allain V, Sen Gupta A, Johnson JE, Hampton J, Hobday AJ, Lehodey P, Lenton A, Moore BR, Pratchett MS, Senina I, Smith N, Williams P (2018) 

Impacts of climate change on fisheries and aquaculture: Synthesis of current knowledge, adaptation and mitigation options. Barange M, Bahri T, Beveridge MCM, Cochrane KL, Funge-Smith S, Poulain F. (Editors) FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper No. 627. Rome, FAO, 628 pp.

Coral Reefs Vulnerability to Climate Change in West Hawai‘i. NOAA, Hawaii

Maynard JA, Gove J, Tracey D, Johnson JE, Lecky J, Conklin E, van Hooidonk R, Donovan M, Hospital J, Kleiber D, Brainard R, Williams I, Swanson D, Oliver T, Walsh W, Wiggins C, Kramer L. (2018)

National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Hawaii, U.S.A.

Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card

Penehuro Lefale, Howard Diamond, Cheryl Anderson, Andrew Lenton, Richard Matear, Mathieu Mongin, Jerome Aucan, Philip Sutton, Leo Dutra, Michael Haywood, Marta Ferreir, Shubha Shalini Singh, Susanna Piovano, Johanna Johnson, et al. (2018)

Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme (CMES) Bryony Townhill, Paul Buckley, Jeremy Hills, Tommy Moore, Sylvie Goyet, Awnesh Singh, Gilianne Brodie, Patrick Pringle, Sunny Seuseu, Tiffany Straza (Editors). CMES, Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), United Kingdom. 

Wastewater Pollution and Coral Reefs: Science-to-Policy Brief

Johnson JE, Brodie J, Waterhouse J. (2017)

United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya

Vulnerability Assessment & Local Early Action Planning (VA-LEAP): Community-based Assessments on Rendova Island, Solomon Islands

Johnson JE and Basel B (2017)

Report to the Pacific-American Climate Fund (PACAM), USAID Program, March 2017.

RESCCUE North Efate Marine Ecosystem Assessment

Johanna Johnson, Jane Waterhouse, Michelle Devlin and Eryn Hooper (2016)

RESCCUE Vanuatu Report, Secretariat of the Pacific Community, Noumea, New Caledonia

Pacific Islands Ocean Acidification Vulnerability Assessment

Johnson JE, Bell JD and Sen Gupta A (2016)

Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme

A Final Synthesis: Tropical Research in Australia's Torres Strait Region

Johnson JE, Marsh H, Hamann M, Duke N, Burrows D, Bainbridge S, Sweatman H, Brodie J, Bohensky E, Butler J and Laurance S (2015)

Report prepared for the National Environment Research Program

Wet Tropics Water Quality Improvement Plan 2015-2020

Waterhouse J (2015)

Report prepared for Terrain NRM

Implications of climate change on fisheries resources of northern Australia. Part 1: Vulnerability assessment and adaptations

Welch DJ, Saunders T, Robins J, Harry A, Johnson JE, Maynard J, Saunders R, Pecl G, Sawynok B and Tobin A (2014)

Report prepared for Fisheries Research & Development Corporation, Project No. 2010/565

Assessing the vulnerability of Torres Strait fisheries and supporting habitats to climate change

Welch DJ and Johnson JE (2013)

Report prepared for the Australian Fisheries Management Authority

Scientific Consensus Statement: Land use impacts on Great Barrier Reef water quality and ecosystems

Brodie JE, Waterhouse J, Schaffelke B, Kroon F, Thorburn P, Rolfe J, Johnson J, Fabricius K, Lewis S, Devlin M, Warne M and McKenzie L (2013)

Reports prepared for the Queensland Government Reef Water Quality Protection Plan

Historic and projected future exposure of habitats in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park to disturbances

Maynard JA, Johnson JE, Puotinen M, van Hooidonk R, Devlin M, Lawrey E and Carrigan A (2013)

Report prepared for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Priority adaptations to climate change for Pacific fisheries and aquaculture: reducing risks and capitalizing on opportunities

Johnson JE, Bell JD & De Young C (2013)

FAO Fisheries & Aquaculture Proceedings 28

Australia's Marine Biodiversity and Resources in a Changing Climate: A Review of Impacts and Adaptation 2009-2012

Holbrook N & Johnson J (2012)

National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility

ISBN 978-1-921609-55-8

Review of phytoplankton in the Great Barrier Reef and potential links to Crown of Thorns

Project Report prepared for the National Environment Research Program

Devlin MJ, Debose J and Brodie J (2012)

Water quality and climate change: managing for resilience

Johnson J & Martin K (Compilers) (2011)

Synthesis Report prepared for the Australian Government's Marine & Tropical Sciences Research Facility

Reef Rescue Marine Monitoring Program: 2009/2010 Synthesis Report

Johnson JE, Brando VE, Devlin MJ, McKenzie L, Morris S, Schaffelke B, Thompson A, Waterhouse J & Waycott M (2011)

Report prepared for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Reef & Rainforest Research Centre Consortium of Monitoring Providers

Reef Rescue Marine Monitoring Program: 2008/2009 Synthesis Report

Johnson JE, Waterhouse J, Maynard JA & Morris S (Writing Team) (2010)

Report prepared for the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority

Reef & Rainforest Research Centre Consortium of Monitoring Providers

Improved understanding of biophysical and socio-economic connections between catchment and reef ecosystems: Wet and Dry Tropics case studies

Devlin, M and Waterhouse, J (2010)

Report prepared for the Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility

Reef and Rainforest Research Centre

Advancing our understanding of the source, transport and impacts of pesticides on the Great Barrier Reef and in associated ecological systems: A review of MTSRF research outputs, 2006-2010

Devlin, M and Lewis, S (2011)

Report prepared for the Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility

Reef and Rainforest Research Centre

Current loads of priority pollutants discharged from the Great Barrier Reef catchments to the Great Barrier Reef

Brodie J, Waterhouse J, Lewis S, Bainbridge Z & Johnson J (2009)

ACTFR Report 09/02 to the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage & the Arts

Australian Centre for Tropical Freshwater Research, James Cook University

Marine habitat assessment and impact of sediment runoff at Clarkes Cove, Whitsunday region

Johnson, JE (2008)

Report prepared for the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency

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Journal Articles

Climate change adaptation: Vulnerability and challenges facing small-scale fisheries in small islands

Johnson JE, Monnereau I, Welch DJ, McConney P, Szuster B, Gasalla MA (2019)

FishAdapt Conference Proceedings, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Proceedings, Rome, FAO.

Impacts of Climate Change on Corals Relevant to the Pacific Islands

Dutra, L.X.C., Haywood, M.D.E., Singh, S.S., Ferreira, M., Johnson, J.E., Joeli, V., Kininmonth, S., Morris, C.W.  (2018)

CMES Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card: Science Review 2018, 132-158.

Adaptations to maintain the contributions of small-scale fisheries to food security in the Pacific Islands

Bell JD, Cisneros-Montemayor A, Hanich Q, Johnson JE, Lehodey P, Moore B, Pratchett M, Reygondeau G, Senina I, Virdin J, Wabnitz C (2018) 

Marine Policy, 88, 303-314.

Assessing and reducing vulnerability to climate change: Moving from theory to practical decision-support

Johnson JE, Welch DJ, Maynard JA, Bell JD, Pecl G, Robins J, Saunders T (2016)

Marine Policy, 74, 220-229

Climate change implications for Torres Strait fisheries: assessing vulnerability to inform adaptation

Johnson JE and Welch DJ (2016)

Climatic Change, Volume 135, Issue 3: 611-624.

Risk spreading in marine protected area zoning to account for variation in exposure to disturbance

Maynard JA, Beeden R, Puotinen M, Johnson JE, Marshall PA, van Hooidonk R, Heron SF, Devlin M, Lawrey E, Dryden J, Ban N, Anthony K, Wachenfeld D and Planes S (2015)

Conservation Letters, doi: 10.1111/conl.12198

Using MODIS data for mapping of water types within flood plumes in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia: towards the production of river plume risk maps for reef and seagrass ecosystems

Petus C, Teixeira da Silva E, Álvarez-Romero JG, Devlin MJ, Wenger A and Brodie J (2014)

Journal of Environmental Management

Volume 137: 163-177

Using MODIS data for understanding changes in seagrass meadow health: a case study in the Great Barrier Reef (Australia)

Petus C, Devlin M and Collier C (2014)

Marine Environmental Research

Volume 98: 68-85

Adaptation of Australia’s marine ecosystems to climate change: Using science to inform conservation management

Johnson JE and Holbrook NJ (2014)

International Journal of Ecology

Volume 2014, Article ID 140354, 12 pp.

No-anchoring areas reduce coral damage in an effort to build resilience in Keppel Bay, southern Great Barrier Reef

Beeden R, Maynard J, Johnson J, Dryden J, Kininmonth S and Marshall P (2014) 

Australasian Journal of Environmental Management

Volume 21(3): 311-319

Climate change impacts and adaptation of commercial marine fisheries in Australia: a review of the science

Holbrook NJ and Johnson JE (2014)

Climatic Change

Volume 124: 703-715

Establishing boundary classes for the classification of UK marine waters using phytoplankton communities

Wilson JG and Devlin MJ (2013)

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Volume 135: 1-4

Combining in-situ water quality and remotely sensed data across spatial and temporal scales to measure variability in wet season chlorophyll-a: Great Barrier Reef lagoon (Queensland, Australia)

Devlin MJ, Teixeira da Silva E, Petus C, Wenger A, Zeh D, Tracey D, Alvarez-Romero JG and Brodie J (2013)

Ecological Processes


Mixed responses of tropical Pacific fisheries and aquaculture to climate change

Bell JD, Ganachaud AS, Gehrke PC, Griffiths SP, Hobday AJ, Hoegh-Guldberg O, Johnson JE, Le Borgne R, Lehodey P, Lough JM, Matear RJ, Pickering TD, Pratchett MS, Sen Gupta A and Waycott M (2013) 

Nature Climate Change

Volume 3: 591-599

Effects of climate change on tropical Pacific fisheries and aquaculture

Bell JD, Reid C, Batty MJ, Lehodey P, Rodwell L, Hobday AJ, Johnson JE and Demmke A (2012) 

Climatic Change

Volume 119(1): 199-212

Quantifying the sources of pollutants to the Great Barrier Reef

Waterhouse J, Brodie J, Lewis S and Mitchell A (2012)

Marine Pollution Bulletin

Volume 65: 394-406

Assessment of the eutrophication status of the Great Barrier Reef lagoon (Australia)

Brodie JE, Devlin M, Haynes D & Waterhouse J (2011)


Volume 106(2): 281-302

Preface: "Eutrophication" issue of Biogeochemistry

Bricker S and Devlin M (2011)


Volume 106: 135-136

Comparison of five methods for assessing impacts of nutrient enrichment using estuarine case studies

Devlin M, Bricker S & Painting S (2011)


Volume 106(2): 177-205

A simulation tool for designing nutrient monitoring programmes for eutrophication assessments

Hefferman J, Barry J, Devlin M & Fryer R (2010)


Volume 21(1): 3-20

Building resilience into practical conservation: identifying local management responses to global climate change in the southern Great Barrier Reef

Maynard JA, Marshall PA, Johnson JE & Harman S (2010)

Coral Reefs

Volume 29: 381-391

Marine Fisheries Management in a Changing Climate: A Review of Vulnerability and Future Options

Johnson JE & Welch DJ (2010)

Reviews in Fisheries Science

Volume 18(1): 106-124

Estimating the diffuse attenuation coefficient from optically active constituents in UK marine waters

Devlin MJ, Barry J, Mills DK, Gowen RJ, Foden J, Sivyer D, Greenwood N, Pearce D & Tett P (2009)

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Volume 82(1): 73-83

Extending the phytoplankton tool kit for the UK Water Framework Directive: indicators of phytoplankton community structure

Devlin M, Barry J, Painting S and Best M (2009)


Volume 633(1): 151-168

A strategic framework for responding to coral bleaching events in a changing climate

Maynard JA, Johnson JE, Marshall PA, Eakin CM, Goby G, Schuttenberg H & Spillman CM (2009)

Environmental Management

Volume 44(1): 1-11

Climate change, coral reef ecosystems, and management options for Marine Protected Areas

Keller BD, Gleason DF, McLeod E, Woodley CM, Airame S, Causey BD, Friedlander AM, Grover-Dunsmore R, Johnson JE, Miller SL & Steneck RS (2009)

Environmental Management

Volume 44(6): 1069-1088

Relationships between suspended particulate material, light attenuation and Secchi depth in UK marine waters

Devlin M, Barry J, Mills DK, Gowen RJ, Foden J, Sivyer D & Tett P (2008)

Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science

Volume 79: 429-439